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1 International Baccalaureate Presented by Amanda Phelps Instructional Leadership June 13, 2007 Presented by Amanda Phelps Instructional Leadership June 13, 2007

2 What is International Baccalaureate? International Baccalaureate is a not for profit educational foundation founded in Switzerland in 1968. IB is designed to offer programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. International Baccalaureate is a not for profit educational foundation founded in Switzerland in 1968. IB is designed to offer programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools.

3 Where is IB? There are more than 540,000 IB students in the world. They are educated at 2,061 IB World schools. IB World schools are located in 125 countries. There are more than 540,000 IB students in the world. They are educated at 2,061 IB World schools. IB World schools are located in 125 countries.

4 What is the Mission of IB? 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.

5 What is the Mission of IB? To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

6 What is the Mission of IB? 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.

7 What does IB offer? Three programmes of international education to students ages 3 to 19. –Primary Years Programme or PYP –Middle Years Programme or MYP –Diploma Programme Three programmes of international education to students ages 3 to 19. –Primary Years Programme or PYP –Middle Years Programme or MYP –Diploma Programme

8 Primary Years Programme

9 Themes in the PYP Six transdisciplinary themes of global significance provide the framework for exploration and study: –who we are –where we are in place and time –how we express ourselves –how the world works –how we organize ourselves –sharing the planet Six transdisciplinary themes of global significance provide the framework for exploration and study: –who we are –where we are in place and time –how we express ourselves –how the world works –how we organize ourselves –sharing the planet

10 The PYP Curriculum The programme can be illustrated by a hexagon with the six transdisciplinary themes surrounding six subject areas: –language –social studies –mathematics –arts –science and technology –personal, social and physical education. The programme can be illustrated by a hexagon with the six transdisciplinary themes surrounding six subject areas: –language –social studies –mathematics –arts –science and technology –personal, social and physical education.

11 Essential Elements of the PYP Five essential elements appear at the centre of the hexagon. –Concepts –Knowledge –Skills –Attitudes –Action Five essential elements appear at the centre of the hexagon. –Concepts –Knowledge –Skills –Attitudes –Action

12 The MYP Curriculum

13 Assessment in the MYP Continuous Assessment Final Assessment Validation of Grades Continuous Assessment Final Assessment Validation of Grades

14 Diploma Programme Curriculum

15 Assessment in the Diploma Programme Internal Assessment External Assessment Internal Assessment External Assessment

16 IB Learner Profiles IB learners strive to be: –Inquirers –Knowledgeable –Thinkers –Communicators –Principled –Open-minded –Caring –Risk-takers –Balanced –Reflective IB learners strive to be: –Inquirers –Knowledgeable –Thinkers –Communicators –Principled –Open-minded –Caring –Risk-takers –Balanced –Reflective

17 IB Learner Profiles In Action IB Learner Profiles In Action IB Learner Profiles In ActionIB Learner Profiles In Action

18 Thank You… Thank you for allowing me to share my knowledge of International Baccalaureate with you today.


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