IB Parent Information Presentation (ppt)

Report
International Baccalaureate
Programs at B-CC
Parent Information Meeting
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
December 2, 2014
Rachel Johns, Westland/NCC/CCES Middle Years Coordinator
Meredith Mirkow, B-CC Middle Years Coordinator
Ashton Palmer, Diploma Coordinator
What you need to know
about the IB...
So what exactly is the
International Baccalaureate?
“... The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit
foundation, motivated by its mission to create a better world
through education”
...The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring,
knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a
better and more peaceful world through intercultural
understanding and respect...
...Our programmes 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 learner profile
• The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated
into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century
• As IB learners we strive to be:
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inquirers
knowledgeable
thinkers
communicators
principled
open-minded
caring
risk-takers
balanced
reflective
The IB Continuum
The Middle Years
Programme
Rachel Johns, Westland/NCC/CCES MYP Coordinator
Meredith Mirkow, B-CC MYP Coordinator
The Curriculum Model
MYP
MCPS
Language and Literature
English/Reading
Language Acquisition
Spanish/French/Chinese
Mathematics
Math/Algebra/Geometry
Individuals and Societies
World Studies/US Hist./NSL
Sciences
Science/Biology/Chemistry
Physical and Health
Education
PE/Health/Yoga/Net Sports
Arts
Design
Music, Art, Media Production,
Theatre
Embedded (science and
world studies)/Foundations of
Technology
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MYP assessment
Continuous assessment
• Teachers organize continuous assessment in their
courses, according to specified assessment criteria that
correspond to the objectives of each subject group.
• The recording and reporting of individual levels of
achievement are organized in ways that provide
students with detailed feedback on their progress as it
relates to the assessment criteria for each subject
group.
IB MYP Progress Report
• The purpose of reporting MYP levels of achievement is to
communicate students’ progress towards the
achievement of the MYP objectives in each subject area.
• Students and parents will receive a progress report at the
end of each semester which will document students’
achievement in each of the subjects in which he or she is
enrolled.
• Student progress will be assessed using criteria
established by the International Baccalaureate
Organization.
Communicating MYP Assessment
Tasks/Scores
Starting in middle school, an MYP Progress Report
is being prepared for distribution…
This will be phased in at the high school level in the
coming years.
Twice per year in February and June
To each student
Based on MYP criteria for each
subject
8th Grade Exit Interviews
All 8th grade students
culminate their year with an
authentic experience that
allows students to practice
their communication skills
through engagement in the
interview process.
Students prepare themselves
by:
• creating a resume
• organizing a work portfolio
• practicing interview
etiquette with peers and
teachers
• dressing to impress
Personal Projects
MYP projects provide students the
opportunity to demonstrate what they
have learned in the IB MYP.
MYP years 5, all students must complete
the personal project.
Each student develops a personal project
independently, producing a truly
personal and creative piece of work
that stands as a summative review of
their ability to conduct independent
work.
It is an out-of-class process that is
undertaken in addition to a rigorous class
load. Parent support and guidance are
crucial.
The IB Continuum
• The Diploma Programme
Ashton Palmer, Diploma Coordinator
What are people saying about the Diploma
Programme?
“…It not only gives children an
international perspective to their
education, but also focuses on how to be
a learner. I am not just delivering them
facts but how they will best learn what
they want to know…”
- Sarah Pepper ISD Principal, Ireland.
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“...I have absolutely no doubt that the IB
is better than the national curriculum.
The breadth of subjects allows students
to be much better prepared for life
beyond school...”
- Paul Coates, CAS coordinator and
House Master, Sidcot International
School, UK.
“...Skills I learned through IB will continue to put me in good stead for the rest of my
life. IB gave me the peace of mind and confidence in my abilities. University is still a
lot of work, but I know no matter how high the bar is set, I will be able to make the
jump...”
- Lindsey Fielding Croft, former student at Park View Education Centre, Canada.

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