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ICP - Summative Portfolio

comp4 The International Certificate Portfolio

This final step provides evidence that you have completed all of the requirements in order to be presented with the OCDSB International Certificate. The final requirement for the OCDSB International Certificate is producing a comprehensive summative by “putting all the pieces together.” After successfully completing all three of the required certificate components, this final task is an opportunity to demonstrate, showcase and reflect upon your commitment as a “global citizen.” You will be provided with a rubric that will be used to assess your portfolio.

Part A: The Student Learning Passport - This is a comprehensive “log sheet” that documents all the requirements of each of the three components:

Component 1: International Languages and Intercultural Communication School transcripts or report cards that show successful completion of at least one course in an international language (not French or English), or completion of one of the options based on individual circumstance. Successful completion of the “Intercultural Communication and Awareness Workshop”

Component 2: International Coursework School transcripts or report cards that show successful completion of at least FOUR of the prescribed internationalized credit course options OR an additional international language credit. Major summative assignments from at least TWO other courses completed between Grades 9-12 that clearly demonstrate an international perspective in each of the assignments

Component 3: International Experience and Engagement - Evidence of completing any one of the possible four options (each requiring at least 100 hours of involvement) throughout high school. Annual reflective response (one for each year enrolled in the program).

Part B: Portfolio Presentation - This task showcases your achievements and synthesizes your learning and experience in a way that suits your individual interests and skills. With documented approval from your school’s International Certificate Advisor, possibilities for this task may include:

- Presenting your portfolio to a class or another audience
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Producing a multimedia presentation such as a short video or photo-essay
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Assembling an e-portfolio scrapbook that highlights specific aspects of your learning
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Writing a newspaper article for publication in a community newspaper
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Studying the architecture of buildings in a foreign country to demonstrate laws of physics
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Creating an artistic response such as a wall mural for a hall of your school
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Preparing a photo essay suitable for your school website or the OCDSB school board webpage
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Numerous other possibilities based on your interests

Part C: Personal Reflections - This task involves a thoughtful written response to participating in the OCDSB International Certificate Program. The written response may take the form of a formal essay or blog journal or approximately 1,000-2,000 words.

Your reflections must explain the personal importance and impact of each of the three components of the certificate, and how each has influenced your thinking about international issues and global citizenship. Answer this question: “Why is being a globally informed citizen important in today’s world?”

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