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MYP Design Cycle Introduction Lesson


MYP Design Cycle Introduction Lesson

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This lesson plan was created as a way to introduce the MYP Design Cycle to a group of MYP Year 2 and 3 students (7th and 8th grade). MYP stands for Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. While MYP is specific to schools implementing this curriculum framework, the Design Cycle is a great resource for any technology or subject area teacher. The Design Cycle makes students cognizant of the steps they go through in creating anything and the importance of multiple... More
Material Type: Assignment
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: October 02, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 09, 2014
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Submitter: Mary Worrell
Keywords: IB, technology, design cycle, middle years, MYP, design


  • Editor Review avg: 5 rating
  • User Rating: 4 user rating
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Primary Audience: Middle School
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Language: English
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This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Christina Snyder
2 years ago

Christina Snyder (Teacher (K-12))

Any teacher looking for an effective way to teach students how to actually achieve the end goal of creating a final project of any sort will find this interesting.  Often teachers assign a project, with little input as to how to go about creating whatever the end product is supposed to be.  Students are just asked to 'do it.' The MYP design asks students to engage in the critical thinking of the steps of project completion: investigate, design/plan, create, evaluate.  Students are given a skill that they can use in any classroom, any subject area, and really any area of their lives that requires careful thought and planning. Great resource.

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Avatar for Aubrey McClain
2 years ago

Aubrey McClain (Teacher (K-12))

I like how this lessons allows the students to explore and define new terms for themselves.  I think this makes any vocabulary learning more authentic.  the use of Google-Docs for students to record their findings is an excellent use of technology in this lesson.  This lesson also leads to wonderful cross-curricular relationships.  This lesson will help to make sure that all students are successful in planning any kind of project, and students can often become overwhelmed with the amount of work in a project.  Excellent resource!