Higher Level Presentation Instructions Packet
This is a packet I put together which combines some ideas from the IB Guide and other sources I found and adapted. One problem I have run into is that students don’t often read through most of the pages and miss important information. Not sure how to shorten this or make the instructions more effective but I find myself reminding them to look back at the instructions frequently.
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Students are required to submit a script of their planned presentation before delivering it. This helps check for plagiarism as well as forces them to actually plan out their work and not expect to perform it off the top of their heads.
Assessing Student Samples
We watch a few sample presentations and grade them together to get a better sense of the task and grading criteria.
Sample 1 Video (from the IB website)
Sample E Presentation Script 1
Sample 2 Video (from the IB website)
HL Presentation Process Work
Students have a very limited imagination of possible topics so after introducing the presentation and looking at a few sample presentations, I have students
Identifying Possible HL Topics
Students make initial proposals which I give feedback on.
Once students get the go ahead on their topic their next task is to put together an outline based on their research. Below is also a video I put together to help them think about posing an appropriate research question.
Identifying a research question video
Before the final presentation is due, I give them this checklist.
In my school, SL and HL students are in the same class. When the HL students move on to presentations, I have SL students do a small written research assignment. This assignment is functional but should be better.