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1 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 The International Baccalaureate Organization At a Glance

2 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 “This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education… whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can’t think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good information from bad, or speak a language other than English.” How to Build a Student for the 21 st Century, TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006 Why are changes needed in education?

3 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 Organization: What is the IBO mission? We are motivated by a mission to create a better world through education. Mission The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These 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.

4 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 Our three programs span the years of kindergarten to pre-university. The programs can be offered individually or as a continuum.  The Primary Years Program (PYP) for students aged 3 to 12 (Grades 4K-6)  The Middle Years Program (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16 (Grades 7-12)  The Diploma Program for students aged 16 to 19 (Grades 11-12) Organization: What does the IBO offer? The IBO develops three programmes of international education for students aged 3 to 19, working in cooperation with IB World Schools.

5 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 Organization: What is the learner profile? It’s the IBO mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. IB learners strive to be: Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective The attributes of the learner profile express the values inherent to the IB continuum of international education. IB programs promote the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social development.

6 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006  Designed for all students aged 3 to 12 (Grades 4K-6 in Green Lake)  Designed to foster the development of the whole child.  Addresses academic, physical, social, emotional, and cultural needs for all students.  Focuses on the heart as well as the mind What is the PYP (Primary Years Program)? An opportunity for learners to construct meaning.

7 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 What are the essential elements of the PYP?  Sharing the planet  Who we are  Where we are in place and time  How we express ourselves  How the world works  How we organize ourselves

8 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 What is the MYP (Middle Years Programme)? A framework of academic challenge and lifeskills  The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16 (Grades 7-10 in Green Lake)  Students develop knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills to participate actively in a changing world.  Includes all major disciplines but is flexible enough to accommodate Wisconsin State Standards.  Based on the fundamental concepts of holistic education, communication and intercultural awareness.

9 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 The MYP Curriculum Through approaches to learning, teachers provide students with tools to:  Take responsibility for their own learning and discover how they learn best  Develop problem solving and decision making  Take an active part in the communities in which they live, thereby encouraging responsible citizenship  Accept responsibility for maintaining an environment fit for the future

10 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 What does the MYP curriculum contain? Students study subjects from eight subject groups through five areas of interaction: Areas of interaction: approaches to learning community and service human ingenuity environment health and social education

11 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 The MYP Curriculum Personal Project Students in grade 10 must complete a personal project to earn the MYP Certificate. This can take various forms, for example:  an essay  a piece of creative writing  an original science experiment  the organization of an event.

12 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 Programs: What makes the Diploma Program special? A rigorous two year pre-university course that leads to examinations.  Designed for students aged 16 to 19 (Grades 11 – 12 in Green Lake)  Diploma students take six subjects plus they write a 4,000 word extended essay, complete a course in theory of knowledge, and complete a number of creativity, action and service (CAS) projects.  Rigorous and relevant curriculum  The diploma is well recognized by the world’s leading universities  Up to 36 college credits for coursework

13 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? The curriculum contains six subject groups together with a core made up of three separate parts.  Three subjects are studied at higher level.  Three subjects are studied at standard level.  All three parts of the core—extended essay, theory of knowledge and creativity, action, service—are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.

14 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 Programs: How are the students assessed? IB assessment is rigorous, criterion-referenced, consistent and differentiating of student ability.  PYP : teachers select methods of assessment  MYP : teachers organize continuous assessment taking account of specified criteria that correspond to objectives for each subjects.  Diploma Program : students are assessed both internally and externally

15 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 Timeline for Implementation of PYP  Create and implement 2 units of inquiry for each grade level K-6. Continue training.  Create and implement 2 units of inquiry for each grade level K-6. Spanish will be added. Grade 6 Exhibition will be implemented. Complete training.  Create and implement the last 2 units of inquiry for each grade level K-6. We’ll be ready to apply for authorization and IB will make a school visit.

16 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 Timeline for MYP  Create and implement 1 interdisciplinary unit. Write 2 course outlines. Continue training.  Create and implement 1 interdisciplinary unit per semester in 2 classes. Continue to write course outlines. Complete training.  Create and implement 1 interdisciplinary unit per semester in all classes grades Implement the Grade 10 Project. All course outlines completed. We’ll be ready to apply for authorization and IB will make a school visit.

17 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 Timeline for DP  Begin writing curriculum for DP classes. Determine course offerings. Must have both SL and HL courses. Begin training.  Finish all course outlines and curriculum offerings. Complete training.  Begin teaching first DP classes. Will apply for authorization and IB visit.  2012 First IB graduates

18 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 Why do our students need IB? “There is remarkable consensus among educators and business and policy leaders on one key conclusion: we need to bring what we teach and how we teach into the 21st Century.” TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006

19 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2006 Why IB at Green Lake?  Green Lake School is working to become the best small school in Wisconsin!  The IB curriculum will add rigor and relevance to our curriculum.  Our students will receive a world recognized education 4K-12.  IB will allow Green Lake students to make local and global connections and become inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people.  We will be the first 4K-12 International Baccalaureate District in Wisconsin.

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