5 Fun Facts About Masterworks
1. Two Words: Ted Talk – Can a 14-year-old be expected to conduct a public presentation similar to a TED talk? Absolutely! Our school students have been doing so for 27 years through Masterworks.
2. Self-directed, Self-selected and Self-presented, this Masterworks independent study project marks a significant academic achievement at IPS.
3. A Graduation Milestone – The Masterworks independent study project is compulsory for every grade 9 student to complete as a graduation milestone at Island Pacific School.
5. Project Diversity – we love the diversity of projects the students come up with. In past years, students have made documentary and animated films, created original works of art, written extensive research papers, written and published a novella, and built an actual boat!
|Date & Time||Presenter||Presentation||Faculty Advisor||External Advisor|
|Max Li||Journey to Infinity -Adventures Across the Numberline||Pam Matthews||John White|
|Vera Estebecorena||Sculpting my Story - My Journey Into Ceramics||Julie Langlois||Julie Langlois|
|Matthias Thane||Electrifying a Skateboard||Jen Henrichsen||Damien Grant-Carroll|
|Cole Scorer||What’s for dinner? An Exploration of Conscientious Eating||Jen Henrichsen||Colleen Bell & Tiffanee Scorer|
|Cole Winny||Music Moves: A Musical Journey Throughout My Years at IPS||Adrian van Lidth de Jeude||Ryan Hauschild|
|Ela Vaziri||Who did it? -The Process Of Writing A Short Story||Jared May||Mel Anastasiou|
|Finn Morissette||The Process of Restoring a Classic Dinghy||Kari Marentette||Chris Barnett &
|Nicholas Strachan||Therapy Animals: The Experience Behind My Journey||Adrian van Lidth de Jeude||Cathy Stashyn|
|Hayden Bekhuys||The Veins of Culture and the Impacts of a Universal Language||Adrian van Lidth de Jeude & Julie Langlois||Anne Murphy|
|Noam Olsson||Making a Drone with Arduino and C++||Scott Herrington||Mark Olsson &
|Eilidh McDonald-Hewlett||Walk it Off: Athletes and Injuries||Kari Marentette||D'arcy Musselman|
|Isaac Saruk||Beyond Vision: Understanding Space Through Physics||Adrian van Lidth de Jeude||Guillermo Spiers & Ethan Sun|
Masterworks Program 2023
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Masterworks Project Requirements
The project requires that students:
+ Produce work that surpasses their previous accomplishments
+ Conduct in-depth research
+ Communicate their understanding to academic advisors and the general public in an oral presentation that also serves as a defense of their scholarly and creative pursuits
+ Critically reflect on input they receive throughout the school year by experts and mentors who serve as external committee members.
Students are mentored through the process by expert advisors—leaders in their respective fields—who act as external advisors.
Working collaboratively with IPS faculty, advisory committees guide Grade 9s through the Masterworks process that puts students at the centre of their learning and that provides a foundation for academic achievement.
Interested in becoming an external advisor? Contact us!
In past years, students have made documentary and animated films, created original works of art, written extensive research papers, written and published a novella, and built an actual boat. These middle school activities and projects reflect the uniqueness and interests of our individual students.
We love the diversity of projects the students come up with and, while each project is unique, what is common among them is that a highly focused level of scholarship, academic inquiry, and creativity underpin original questions asked by our students about the world in which they live. This diversity is reflected in our middle school curriculum.