Interdisciplinary Understanding Learning between subjects: Areas of Interaction & The Octagon
Areas of Interaction
8 subject areas
International Mindedness What do you know about the world? What languages to you speak? Are you going to take what you know and use it to make the world better?
What does IB look like when you put it all together?
Walker Middle Magnet Mission And Vision Vision: Empowering students to take what they have learned and use it to make the world a better place. Mission: Equipping internationally minded students through rigorous, service based learning in an atmosphere of creativity, inquiry, and fun.
What is NOT IB? #1 IB is only for smart kids... #2 All IB kids do is study...
Our Motto... RIGOR SERVICE PLAY
So how do I join the Walker Wolves Nation?
Advantages at Walker MYP in Hillsborough County offers greatest likelihood of your child having the IB experience. Earlier hours – 7:35 to 2:55pm – AM & PM H.O.S.T. Added points on high school magnet applications and selection index Highly specialized, IB and internationally trained faculty Access to a global learning community
How do I get in? Middle School: Lottery Scores do NOT affect results High School Competitive Attending a magnet middle school gives an advantage on magnet high school application
List serve Go to walker.mysdhc.org Under 5 th grade families click on Sign up for updates
How do I apply? Go to: Click on Choice options
Under Application Center Click on Click here
How do I get to Walker? Car Local routes for historic Walker attendance area Magnet transportation using HUB system available all other students Free and available when you need it Extensive car pool matching available
When can I apply??? Middle School Magnet Application Period: December 4, January 9, 2012
So what can I now tell the world about IB ?
Interdisciplinary Service Learning
Overview International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program o A program for year olds... not just smart kids who only study o Student centered learning o International Mindedness o Academically rigorous o Interdisciplinary – Focus on learning between subjects o Designed and reviewed by experienced, practicing educators
What if I have additional questions about applying? Choice information line
The only way to limit your options is to not apply by January 9 th... Applying does not limit your options. If your child is selected in the lottery, you can accept or decline. Applying is FREE and takes about 5 minutes.
Dont forget... Walker 5 th Grade Open House Thursday, January 5, 2012 Tour the campus and experience all things Walker.