Oral Presentation Schedule

Written on January 13, 2013 – 7:35 pm | by Larry Ferlazzo

The Oral Presentation Schedule will be similar in 2014. We’ll start on March 10th, with the guinea pig group presenting during the week of March 31st and everyone else will present April 4th and the following week. All presentations must be completed before Spring Break. Students will then have two weeks to prepare a second presentation after Spring Break, and those will be given during the week of May 5th. Preparations for the final essay will begin on May 12th and it will be due on June 6th

Here is our Oral Presentation Planning Schedule:

Week of February 4th:

Introduction to Oral Presentation

Read Oral Presentation Guide and discuss.

Read this guide and discuss.

Read these this guide and this guide and discuss.

Read this guide and discuss:

Giving a Good TOK Presentation by Michael Smith

Review Revised Oral Presentation Outline

Review Oral Presentation Outline Model.

Review this Oral Presentation PowerPoint (found online by a student)

Watch an oral presentation and one from last year’s class:

Watch Presentation On Preparing For The TOK Oral Presentation.

Decide on partners and general topic.

Week of February 11th:

Identify Knowledge Issues (Problems of Knowledge) and begin developing draft outline

Review What Is A Knowledge Issue?

Review Excellent Examples Of Knowledge Issues For Oral Presentation

Review Excellent Models Of Student TOK Oral Presentation Outlines

Review Nobody Wants To Hear Your Academic Gobbledygook

Learn about telling stories at the second half of The Best Digital (& Non-Digital) Storytelling Resources.

Week Of February 18th:

Complete draft outline & begin learning about, and preparing, PowerPoint

Only after draft outline is submitted, begin reviewing Student Models Of PowerPoints For Oral Presentations

Review The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations

Review Final Hints For Oral Presentation & PowerPoint and Oral Presentations Update.

Draft outlines returned with comments.

Decision made on “guinea pig” groups to present the following week.

Week of February 26th

Guinea pig groups present and are publicly critiqued. Rest of class has remainder of week to finalize their presentations. Names picked out of hat to determine presentation schedule.

Week of March 4th


Week of March 11th

Finish presentations and prepare for second ones.

Weeks of March 18th & 25th

Second Presentations

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