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WHAT IS IB? Calculating the Formula J. L. Long Middle School is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization.

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1 WHAT IS IB? Calculating the Formula J. L. Long Middle School is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high – quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students. * Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit

2 JL Long IB PLEDGE As a principled JL Long IB student, I will be aware of myself, our community, and our world. I will strive to be a caring communicator and learner, and encourage my peers to think globally and take action to improve our community by serving others.

3 Stand up if you are wearing this! Answer the question…

4 Do you think your school has and will change with IB? Here’s one way: Your schedule! You now have an 8 period day. Why? To be an IB student, you have to take eight subjects each year of middle school. Can you name them?

5 8 Subject Areas Language and Literature Individuals and Societies (Social Studies) Science Math Arts (Your choice-art, choir, band, drama, orchestra) Physical Education (Choose athletics, PE, dance, and LCC) Design (Technology) Language Acquisition (Chinese, French, Spanish) Turn and Talk-what other ways have and will our school change as IB?

6 How does your school promote understanding of global issues and peoples? We have 8 subject areas, and we have 5 approaches to learning. Approaches to learning are ways of learning how to learn. Communication Social Self-Management Research Thinking

7 Communication at Long Students communicating to each other or with a teacher.

8 How are you taught communication skills in class? Turn and talk Write one lesson activity you experienced last 6 weeks where you practiced communication skills in class.

9 Social Students working collaboratively

10 How are you taught social skills in class? Turn and talk Write one lesson activity you experienced last 6 weeks where you practiced social skills in class. Examples of social skills: Teamwork/working together

11 Self-management

12 How do you learn self-management at school? Turn and talk Write one lesson activity you experienced last 6 weeks where you practiced self-management skills in class. Organization Affective Reflection

13 Research

14 How do you learn and practice research skills at school? Turn and talk Write one lesson activity you experienced last 6 weeks where you practiced research skills. Information Literacy Media Literacy Bonus: How many of you have come to the library to find information you needed?

15 Thinking

16 How do you learn how to think? Turn and talk Write one lesson activity you experienced last 6 weeks where you practiced thinking skills. Critical thinking Creative thinking (innovation) Transfer

17 What is your understanding of action? Action/Service Once you learn the content and make connections to the world, what action does this new knowledge inspire you to take? What do you do with your learning?

18 Take Action Exit Ticket: Write down one action of service you want to see our school participate in based on something you learned last six weeks.


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