On this page, UAIS teachers will find all required UAIS rubrics and instructions to conduct meetings with students that are listed on the general calendar. In general, information here is utilized exclusively by teachers.
Extended Essay Teacher Preparation (Before Meeting With Students): This section includes the basic training handouts and presentations available to supervisors as well as department objectives that need to be established before teachers meet individually with students. It is very important that teachers read the the general EE handbook. This is an requirement from the IBO for any and all teachers supervising students for the Extended Essay. Additionally, all teachers should re-read the subject-specific guidelines in ALL areas they will be supervising as these guidelines change as curriculum does. The direct link is below:
Below is acopy of the PowerPoint for the supervisor extended essay training provided to staff during the 2010-11 school year. It can serve as a good refresher. There is also the updated teacher presentation of changes from the old curriculum to the new Class of 2018 curriculum. Other PowerPoints will follow as more teacher training for updates occur in school year.
Supervisor Conference #1 Meeting: The purpose of the first supervisor conference is two-fold: to formulate together a rough-draft EE question and to discuss preliminary reading that will help the student adjust the question toward a final draft. Before your interviews begin, please print a copy of the "EE Preliminary Advisement" for each of your students. This handout will serve as a note-taking guide as you discuss. The second handout, "The Rough Draft of the Research Question," is a homework assignment that students will bring in for you to discuss. It is provided below only so you can preview it. You do not need to print it out. Please review it, noting that it contains simple directions for how to proceed and a rubric that you should allow you to comment on the student's progress on the EE tab of managebac. Finally, the "Preliminary Reading Log" allows you to see the students' next assignment, which is 5-10 hours of background reading. If you have suggestions or texts you would like to share, this is the appropriate time to assign/recommend them. However, it is expected the students will begin the process of finding background information on their own and even bring some of their own initial ideas to the meeting. If you have nothing specific to provide a student, I highly suggest you recommend at least the types of sources that the student should consult (or avoid altogether), and recommend that the student print off the handout "How to Find Background Information" that I have placed under the "Preparing for the EE" portion of this site. At the end of the meeting, please review the homework assignments that are due at the next meeting, which are listed on the general schedule, and log a meeting with descriptive notes on managebac for your records.
Supervisor Conference #2/RPPF #1: At this meeting, the student should discuss their work on the preliminary reading the accomplished and how this reading helped frame their evolving research question. They will also bring the completed homework assignment, "Final Draftof the Research Question," of which a pdf file is included below. The supervising teacher should request the final draft of the essay question from the student, and adequate time should be spent discussing the question itself for clarity, diction, and scope (broadness vs. narrowness within the 3,500 to 4,000-word range). Once the EE question is solidified, the student and supervisor should place it on the Managebac website together.The teacher should provide help on what types of sources and research the student should look to for the highest chance for success (articles, journals, books, etc.). Any personal preferences you would like to communicate about the research process (note-taking, outlines, etc.) should be discussed here. Log a meeting note in managebac. Students are mandated to fill out the first reflection on the RPPF posted on his or her Manabebac account. This is to be completed at the end of the conference PRIOR to student returning back to classroom. Expectations for the growing annotated bibliography should be discussed prior to the conclusion of this meeting. Among the helpful handouts students will be looking at include the following, but see all handouts under the page "Researching the EE" for more information: All supervisors need to log a meeting on the EE tab in Managebac.
Supervisor Conference #3: This meeting's aims include discussing the research process so far and the growing annotated bibliography. Students to this point should be actively gathering data and information since their next meeting will require actual written material for the EE. Students should bring in questions but also should be preparing for the following at the next meeting in June: a completed annotated bibliography, a formal outline and first five pages of the body of the essay (minus the introduction). Science students should be in the process of drafting a materials list and procedures for the experiment. Below is the mentor letter required if student is conducting the experiment under outside mentor guidance. All supervisors need to log a meeting on the EE tab in Managebac.
Supervisor Conference #4/RPPF #2: (Summer Kick-off) The following handout provides guidelines for the brief meeting you will have with juniors as they prepare to perform their quality drafts on their own this summer. Students are mandated to fill out the second reflection on the RPPF posted on his or her Manabebac account. This is to be completed at the end of the conference PRIOR to student returning back to classroom. Please remember to log a meeting on Managebac.
Supervisor Conference #5: (Quality Draft Conference) The first day of school ALL seniors were to turn in a hard copy of the EE to the EE Coordinator, uploaded a copy to Managebac, and a copy on Turnitin.com; in turn, the Coordinator placed any student who did not turn in a quality draft EE on Level 3 Interventions . The "Scoring Guidelines for the EE Rough Draft" will tell you exactly the materials you will need to provide your students with a good commenting session. All of those materials can be found on this website, but they are not necessarily located on this page because students have hopefully utilized them as well. Please print off the materials you need before reading through drafts. Finally, when you are done, you can produce sign-up sheets for your students to sign up for the revision conference. The handout "Instructions for the Rough Draft Revision Conferences" will help structure your meetings with students. Please remember to log a meeting into Managebac.
Collection and Marking of the EE Final Draft: Supervisors and students should agree upon a date to turn in the EE final draft, allowing the supervisor adequate time to read and mark it, give a predicted grade, fill out the coversheet (received by the IBO in December), and conduct the viva voce by early February when all paperwork is due to Chris Layson. Prior to accepting any EE submissions by students, please follow the instructions in the attachment below.
Supervisor Conference #6: Viva Voce and RPPF #3: After students turn in the final draft of the EE and supervisors grade EEs using the provided rubrics, the viva voca should be conducted. This meeting between the student and the supervisor is a debriefing in which the supervisor and student discuss and reflect upon the entire EE process together. The supervisor may indeed comment on the finished draft, especially on where significant improvements were made (or not) between the rough draft revision conference and the final product. These comments may be used as a springboard to allow the student to reflect more honestly and deeply on some of the questions attached below, if they are not initially willing. Students are mandated to fill out the final reflection on the RPPF posted on his or her Manabebac account. This is to be completed at the end of the viva voce PRIOR to student returning back to classroom. . As always, please remember to fill in the cover sheet below. Do not post it to Managebac as students should not be privy to your report. Save to your teacher folder for uploading to IBIS at a later date in March.