I.B. Middle Years Program at Meadows (PowerPoint Presentation)

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2013-2014 MYP Candidacy Year
“... The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a not-for-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...
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2013 – 2014 – Candidacy year
Implement the Learner Profile to all
students
Increase rigor in the classroom
Mandatory IB training for teachers
Prepare for authorization to become an
official IB school
2014-2015 – file application to IB to become
an authorized IB school
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Students will be provided with rigorous instruction
wrapped in global awareness
Students will make connections between subjects
and the real world
Students will grow into global citizens that care for
the world around us
Educational rigor provided from an MYP will help
prepare students for success in high school and
beyond
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Students achieve at higher levels of learning
through inquiry, hands-on learning, and
international mindedness
Classroom lessons are geared towards
students’ abilities to make real world
connections to various content areas
Differentiated instruction with global
connections is promoted
Rigorous teaching emphasizes critical
thinking skills
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Transcends all IB Programs (PYP at Simis; MYP
at Meadows and DP at high schools offering
IB courses)
Seamless transition from one program to the
next where students continue to strive to
achieve the 10 traits of the learner profile
The IB Learner Profile
- 10 traits students strive to possess
as an IB Learner
- Focuses on the whole person with
emphasis on intellectual, personal,
emotional, and social growth
- Students maintain and grow on the
continuum of learning for a life full
of active global responsibility
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Traditional Classroom
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- Teacher is center of learning
- Subjects taught in isolation
- Traditional tests and learning
experiences
- Learning linked to subject
with hopes that student will
make connections with the
world around them on their
own
- Participation in foreign
language is optional
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IB MYP Classroom
- Student is center of learning
- Connections are made
among all subject areas
- Authentic, real-world
assessments and learning
experiences
- Learning is linked to the
world around us through areas
of interaction
- Participation in a foreign
language is mandatory
- Students aim to fulfill the
Learner Profile
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Judy Stropky
IB Coordinator
Madison Meadows Middle School
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 602/664-7683

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