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PSD International Baccalaureate Programme 8 th Grade Informational Meeting
GENERAL MEETING AGENDA 6: 00 – 7: 30 p. m. 6: 00 -6: 30 § Introductions of IB Staff § Program Overview and Philosophy including what it looks like at PHS 6: 40 -7: 15 § Student (seniors) and Parent (current and former IB parents) Panels 7: 20 -7: 30 § General program questions
International Baccalaureate Programme Presentation Cori Hixon– IB Director Jason Malone – IB Middle Years Program Coordinator for grades 9 - 10 Greg Piccolo– IB Counselor grades 9 – 12 Last name A-K Kim Wilder – IB Counselor grades 9 -12 Last name L-Z Debbie Hover – IB Administrative Assistant
To Begin…. What do you know OR what have you heard about the International Baccalaureate?
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) K-5 th Middle Years Program (MYP) Diploma Program (DP) 11 th-12 th 6 th-10 th
All IB Programs (K-12) share: A focus on the whole-child (expectation that all disciplines represented) Emphasis on critical, reflective thinking and writing Culminating project(s): PYP = 5 th grade project presentations MYP = 10 th grade Personal Project DP = Extended Essay, CAS hours, exams International connections
And, all IB programs… Emphasize skills for good citizenship as well as academic rigor
The IB Learner Profile: IB learners strive to be: • Inquirers • Knowledgeable • Thinkers • Communicators • Principled • Open-minded • Caring • Risk-takers • Balanced • Reflective
International Baccalaureate Mission “The International Baccalaureate Program aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. ” “To this end the International Baccalaureate Organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. ” “These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. ”
IB Diploma PHS SMALLER LEARNING COMMUNITIES IB MYP Certificate Pathway International Baccalaureate Program Arts Academy Entrepreneurial Academy Engineering & Design Health Sciences & Human Services 9 th ACCESS 10 th AVID (Optional) Grade Level 11 th Agricultural & Natural Resources Advanced Placement / Concurrent Enrollment 12 th Poudre High School & Community Collaborative IB Middle Years Program (MYP) Key/Related Concepts Global Contexts Subject Area Aims/Objectives (Assessment Criteria) Interdisciplinary Education Intercultural Awareness Approaches to Learning Skills: Communication Social Thinking Information Literacy Reflection
MYP Certificate Requirements – • Full MYP/Honors Academic Load (minimum 7 Subject Areas) - Language & Lit - Language Acquisition - Individuals & Societies - Sciences - Mathematics - Physical and Health Education - The Arts (Visual, Performing, Theatre) - Design (Business, Engineering, GIS) • Community Service Requirement • MYP Personal Project (Bridge to Capstone) IB MYP Certificate students may choose an emphasis in one of the PHS Academies/Pathways. IB Diploma Program MYP Certificate Pathway IB Diploma Requirements – • Full IB Diploma Academic Load (6 subject areas) - Language & Lit - Language Acquisition - Individuals & Societies - Sciences - Mathematics - The Arts (Visual, Performing, Theatre) • Theory of Knowledge • Community, Activities & Service (CAS) • Extended Essay International Baccalaureate Program
The IB MYP Curriculum Model
What does Curriculum look like in MYP? There are 3 Dimensions to the MYP curriculum: Content, Concepts & Skills This three-dimensional curriculum model values student inquiry and constructivist learning to create personal meaning where students can make connections and apply their learning in unfamiliar situations.
What does Curriculum look like in MYP? There are 3 Dimensions to the MYP curriculum: Content, Concepts & Skills Concepts are used in all subject areas to develop understanding and promote disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning. (Ex: Systems, Relationships, Logic, Perspective, Change, Development, Form, Creativity…) Skills are sets of strategies and techniques that people use to achieve a specific purpose. Skills can be practiced and continually improved. (There are general skills and subject-specific skills) (Skill Categories: Communication, Thinking, Collaboration, Self-Management, Information Literacy)
The IB MYP Curriculum Students are enrolled in a combination of eight academic subject groups in each year of the MYP. Language and Literature (English) Language Acquisition (Spanish, French & German) Individuals and Societies (History) Sciences Mathematics Arts (visual, theatre, music) Physical & Health Education (general fitness and health) Design (Engineering & Drafting, GIS/Mapping Technologies, Business Economics & Marketing)
The IB MYP Personal Project An independent culminating project. An opportunity for students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have developed in the IB MYP. Work with a community mentor to develop real-world skills. Required of all Full Certificate MYP 10 th graders. 2016 IB Showcase: Wednesday, April 6 (5: 00 - 6: 30 pm)
The IB DP curriculum model
What is the IB Diploma Program (DP)? § An internationally-coordinated high school diploma program § A two-year program of study for grades 11 - 12 § A high-quality curriculum that aims to encourage critical thinking through the study of traditional disciplines while encouraging an international perspective § A program for college-bound students who want to learn across the curriculum, know how to manage time well, and desire to be problem solvers with 21 st century skills
What is an IB Diploma? Awarded by IBO to seniors who: Sit for six exams Successfully complete the core components (EE, TOK, CAS) And earn at least 24 points (through exams and components)
Benefits to an IB Education? Benefits? Civic engagement and responsibility Critical thinkers Confident, independent learners Career readiness Persistence through college Prepared for college-level coursework Earn college credit (24 minimum in CO; 2 semesters) Research from research @ibo. org
Timeline for 2016 -2017 Student Selection § January 13, 2016 – PHS Promotional Fair, 5: 30 – 8: 00 p. m. This is a great time to come learn more about PHS! § January 20, 2016 – Deadline for submission of Intent to Enroll form to the IB Office § January 29, 2016 – PSD School-of-Choice deadline § Before January 29, 2016 - Notification of enrollment at PHS emailed
Panel Presentations Student panel – Pub Lab (directly behind Event Center) Led by IB students in grade 12 Parent and student panel –Auditorium Parents of current/former IB students Approximately 30 minutes for the panel question and answer session.
Final Questions for the whole group?
2016 -2017 Registration and Transition Dates § January 13, 2016 – PHS Promotional Fair, 5: 30 -8: 00 p. m. This is a great time to come learn more about PHS! § January 20, 2016 – Deadline for submission of Intent to Enroll form to the IB Office § January 29, 2016 – PSD School-of-Choice deadline § February 18/19, 2016 – Transition Day for incoming 9 th grade students throughout PSD § Week of February 29, 2016 – Registration collection at Middle School
Resources There is a resource table outside the Auditorium with information to answer additional questions. As you leave tonight, feel free to pick up information on: q. IB vs. AP q. Research findings from and about IB education q. FAQs q. Intent to Enroll Form -- this is also on the website and can be returned electronically
For Additional Information: PSD INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM POUDRE HIGH SCHOOL 201 IMPALA DRIVE FORT COLLINS, CO 80521 Telephone: 970 -488 -6118 E-mail: [email protected] org CORI HIXON, IB PROGRAM DIRECTOR JASON MALONE, MYP COORDINATOR DEBBIE HOVER, IB ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT GREG PICCOLO & KIM WILDER, IB COUNSELORS