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1 MYP Candidacy Year

2 “... The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a not-for-profit foundation, motivated by its mission to create a better world through education”

3 ...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...

4  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  – file application to IB to become an authorized IB school

5  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

6  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

7  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

8 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

9  Traditional Classroom  - 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  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

10  Judy Stropky  IB Coordinator  Madison Meadows Middle School   Phone: 602/

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