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0 The Middle Years Program
at Chandler High School

1 Goals for this meeting:
Parents will understand what an IB program is. Parents will understand the ‘costs’ and ‘values’ associated with being a part of this program. Parents will be able to make an informed decision along with their son or daughter about signing up to participate in the CHS IB-MYP program.

2 Introductions Teachers IB Booster Parents Administrators / Mr. Rother


4 So what exactly is the International Baccalaureate?
“... The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit foundation, motivated by its mission to create a better world through education”

5 ...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...

6 ...Our 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 IB learner profile The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century As IB learners we strive to be: inquirers knowledgeable thinkers communicators principled open-minded caring risk-takers balanced reflective

8 The IB learner profile Video – IB Learner Profile
Note to the presenter: the video titled ‘Learner Profile English.avi’ must be stored in the same folder as this presentation!

9 Founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland we currently work with...
CHS starts IB-MYP Founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland we currently work with... CHS starts Diploma Program – First school in AZ

10 Supported in English, French, Spanish and Chinese but can be taught in other languages
The new MYP offers: greater flexibility for schools to combine the MYP with the requirements of national and state educational systems AND closer alignment across the IB continuum, offering an ideal preparation for students going on to study the IB Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate. Student study is supported by a minimum of 50 hours of instruction per subject group in each academic year. In years 4 and 5, students have the option to take courses from six of the eight subject groups, which provides greater flexibility. MYP projects provide students the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned in the MYP. In schools that include MYP years 5, all students must complete the personal project. In programmes that include MYP years 4 or 5, schools may offer students the opportunity to do both the community project and the personal project. In schools that include MYP year 3 or 4, students must complete the community project. Schools can opt to have the IB validate their internal assessment and an MYP certificate can be obtained. T Teaching and learning in context. Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and the world that they have experienced. Using global contexts, MYP students explore human identity, global challenges and what it means to be internationally-minded. Conceptual understanding. Concepts are big ideas that have relevance within specific disciplines and across subject areas. MYP students use concepts as a vehicle to inquire into issues and ideas of personal, local and global significance and examine knowledge holistically.

11 CHS IB Middle Years Program
Honors English 9 Honors English 10 French, German, Spanish Honors World History AP Human Geography or AP Comparative Govt Algebra 1 Honors Geometry Honors Algebra 2 Honors PreCalculus Honors Brief Calculus Video – IB Learner Profile Note to the presenter: the video titled ‘MYP-English.avi’ must be stored in the same folder as this presentation! Investigative Science Honors Biology Honors Chemistry Physics Fine Art or CTE credit

12 Core elements Action/Service
40 hours of Community/Volunteer Service by April of Sophomore year Students will pay $15/year to use the ManageBac online tracking system to log and reflect on Community/Volunteer Service activities Recorded hours should not be:  Family related activities.  Hours that are compensated either financially or with some other material benefit.  Court mandated community service.  Service for the sole benefit of a religious house of worship and/or its congregation.  Service for promoting a political candidate.  Co-curricular activities that are course requirements.  An activity where there is no leader or responsible adult on site to evaluate and confirm student performance.  Donations (ex. blood, Locks of Love) 9th grade Community Service Manager: Mrs. Debbie Kichler

13 Key elements of CHS IB-MYP Program
Enroll in at least one honors course in Freshman and Sophomore year By April of Sophomore year: Complete Personal Project Complete at least 40 hours of Community Service Log service hours and reflections in the online system (ManageBac) $15 fee per year for ManageBac 9th and 10th grade Take a World Language class Take a Social Studies class Maintain standards of Academic Honesty

14 Core elements Personal Project
Each student develops a personal project independently, producing a truly personal and creative piece of work that stands as a summative review of their ability to conduct independent work. Core elements Personal Project Freshmen will pick an area of interest during 3rd quarter Mrs. Mara Schultz is the Personal Project Advisor. She will meet with the students in the Spring and help them outline a plan of action. Students will be working on a research paper in Hon Eng 9 – we recommend that they have the same topic for this paper and the Personal Project. Some of the Community/Volunteer service activities should relate to or contribute to the overall Personal Project. With the help of Mrs. Bender and Mrs. Schultz, each MYP student will have a faculty advisor for the Personal Project. Sophomores will present and display their completed projects in April.

15 road blocks with projects.”
What are people saying about the MYP? “All students participate in a process of learning that helps them see and understand the connections between what they study in school and what they have experienced in their lives. The Personal Project  teaches students to take an idea from conception to completion.  - Mrs. Mary Kandaris, former MYP Coordinator “MYP taught me to be creative when solving problems, especially when having road blocks with projects.” - Annie Bricker, CHS Class of 2015, IB Diploma Candidate, former MYP student “My boys were well prepared for the challenges of the IB program and the AP courses in 11th and 12th grade.” -Mrs. Gina Liu, President IB Parent Boosters, Parent of IB Course Senior, IB Course graduate and former MYP students.

16 A unique opportunity There are only 3 schools in Arizona with 4-year IB programs. We are dedicated to constantly evaluating our program and doing what is best for kids. We know that students benefit in college from a rigorous, supportive learning environment in high school. Students cannot join National Honor Society until the end of sophomore year … The Community Service tracking and accountability through MYP helps the freshmen and sophomores start building their resume/portfolio earlier than most students. This does not go unnoticed by colleges and scholarship committees.

17 Goals for this meeting:
Do you understand what an IB program is? Can you weigh the ‘costs’ and ‘values’ associated with being a part of the MYP program? Will you be able to make an informed decision along with your son or daughter about signing up to participate in the CHS IB-MYP program?

18 IB Program Coordinator
Mrs. Anne Bender IB Program Coordinator


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