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Wednesday, January 13, 2015 & Thursday, January 15, :00 p.m.3:30p.m. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM Sophomore Orientation by Charlotte Kirkpatrick IB Coordinator
Welcome Charlotte Kirkpatrick Special Programs Coordinator Please call or with any other questions not answered tonight.
Why did we receive the letter? Student’s have taken the most rigorous courses and are on track for IB courses They are very successful in their courses, high GPA I want you to be able to make an informed decision about entering the IB Diploma Program
IB Mission Statement 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. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The IB Learner Profile Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. IB Learners Strive to be:
Academic Record Recommended academic standing for three semesters to date: first - second decile (weighted grade point average of approximately 4.0 and above) Accepted academic standing for three semesters: weighted grade point average of 3.8 and above Clean disciplinary record
University Policies and Attitudes: Selected American Universities “ One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated program, well established, well known and well respected. We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific.” “IB is well known to us for excellent preparations. Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Program on the transcript.”
University Policies and Attitudes: Selected American Universities cont “The rigor of the IB Diploma requirements meets our recommendation for the strongest high school preparation possible... In sum, the IB Diploma candidate who has met the challenge successfully receives strong consideration from the William and Mary admission committee.” “I have always been a supporter of the International Baccalaureate. It is a thoughtful and genuinely intellectual curriculum with an unusually high degree of integrity and connectedness. There is no other curriculum anywhere that does a superior job of both educating students and inspiring a true and broad-based love of learning.”
University Policies and Attitudes: UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA International Baccalaureate credits Students who complete the IB diploma with a score of 30 or above will receive 30 quarter (20 semester) units toward their UC degree. Students who receive IB certificates with scores of 5, 6 or 7 on Higher Level exams will receive 8 quarter (5.3 semester) units. Designated examinations may be considered equivalent to UC freshman-level courses in the subject and may be used to satisfy general education or breadth requirements. Students or counselors should contact individual campuses for more information on how subject credit may be granted. The units granted for IB exams are not counted toward the maximum number of credits required for declaration of a major or the maximum number of units a student may accumulate prior to graduation. Students who enter the UC with IB credit do not have to declare a major earlier than other students, nor are they required to graduate earlier. Duplication with college courses: College courses taken before or after attending UC may duplicate IB examinations. Duplicate exams will not earn duplicate credit.
Charmaine Lim California State University-Fullerton IB Extended Essay topic: History Factors Leading to the Downfall of Ferdinand E. Marcos IB Creativity, Action, and Service Piano Benefit Concert and competition Tae Kwon Do Competition World Vision MOVE TT Internship: Anaheim Regional Medical Center
Freshman Recommended Coursework English Honors Foreign Language I World History Honors Biology Honors (or higher) Geometry Honors (or higher) Physical Education Fundamentals of Programming and Computer Logic and Algorithms, if Troy Tech
Sophomore Recommended Coursework AP English Language Foreign Language II (if Spanish, Spanish II Honors) AP European History Chemistry Honors (or higher) Algebra II Honors (or higher) Physical Education Troy Tech Class, if Troy Tech
IB Diploma: Program Overview
IB Diploma – Program Overview cont Theory of Knowledge The Theory of Knowledge is the central course in the IB curriculum. It places the learners at the center and engages them in critical thinking not only about what they are learning but also how they come to know it. This graphical representation is helpful in understanding how the course works.
Theory of Knowledge cont Theory of knowledge offers students the opportunity to reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and on areas of knowledge consider the role and nature of knowledge in their own culture, in the cultures of others and in the wider world. It also prompts students to be aware of themselves as thinkers, encouraging them to become more acquainted with the complexity of knowledge, recognize the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interconnected but uncertain world.
Theory of Knowledge cont As a thoughtful and purposeful inquiry into different ways of knowing and into different kinds of knowledge, TOK is composed almost entirely of questions. The most central of these is "How do we know?" It is a stated aim of TOK that students should become aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge, including personal ideological biases, regardless of whether, ultimately, these biases are retained, revised or rejected. It provides coherence for the student as it transcends and links academic subject areas, thus demonstrating the ways in which they can apply their knowledge with greater awareness and credibility.
IB Diploma – Program Overview cont. The Extended Essay The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, culminating in a 4,000-word paper. As a required component, it provides practical preparation for the kinds of undergraduate research required at tertiary level an opportunity for students to engage in an in-depth study of a topic of interest within a chosen subject. Emphasis is placed on the research process: formulating an appropriate research question engaging in a personal exploration of the topic communicating ideas developing an argument. Participation in this process develops the capacity to: analyze synthesize, and evaluate knowledge. Students are supported throughout the process with advice and guidance from a supervisor at the school.
The Extended Essay cont. These subjects are available at Troy: Biology Business and Management Chemistry Computer Science Design Technology English History Mathematics Physics Philosophy Visual Art Film The student must have completed or must be enrolled in an honors, AP, or IB course in the subject area chosen. Others may be available upon request.
IB Diploma: Program Overview cont Creativity, Action and Service CAS takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies. Students are expected to be involved in CAS activities for the equivalent of at least 3-4 hours each week during the two years of the program. A self-evaluation system encourages students to reflect on the benefits of CAS participation to themselves and to others, and to evaluate the understanding and insights acquired. The formal CAS project incorporates at least two of the CAS components and is of a significant duration. It does not overlap the Troy Tech Internship.
CAS cont CREATIVITY Students may participate in a wide range of arts activities through which they design and implement service projects, grow personally in their creative abilities or develop creative ideas for projects.
CAS cont Action Students may participate in local or international sports teams and projects that require physical exertion. Alternately, action may be physical exertion as part of a service activity. It is not political action!
CAS cont SERVICE Students may participate in a host of community and social service activities. Some examples include helping children with special needs, visiting hospitals, and working with refugees or homeless people. Many are available through the clubs the students are a part of on campus.
CAS cont In identifying and designing their CAS project, students are encouraged to consider the IB maxim, “Think globally, act locally.” With this in mind, students will certainly engage with issues of global importance.
IB Diploma vs. IB Courses You may enroll in IB courses without pursuing the full IB Diploma. Generally speaking, IB HL exams do earn college credit, whereas SL exams do not. Colleges will not give double credit for AP and IB HL exams in the same subject. See college websites to learn how much credit the school will offer.
IB Exam fees: May 2015 testing Registration (junior year only for Diploma students; both years for Courses students) $160 Exams X 6 ($108 each) $660 Total $820 **IB Exam fees can be offset for students that receive free and reduced lunch.
IB Diploma Students: Junior Year Classes and Exams IB SL English (first year of two year curriculum) IB SL Foreign Language (Level 3 – first year of 2-year curriculum) or AP/IB SL Language (Level 4) AP US History AP/IB SL Biology, AP/IB SL Physics, (AP Chemistry, APES) Pre-calculus – Honors recommended (or higher) Philosophy IB SL (first year of two year curriculum) If Troy Tech student – IB SL Business and Management, IB SL Computer Science, IB SL Design Technology, IB SL Film Journalism or Yearbook Summer: Troy Tech internship
Online IB/TT Class Pamoja Education offers several IBO approved courses online you can take at your own expense.
Extended Essay and CAS Proposed Extended Essay subject area: _______________________________ Began in the junior year, finished except for minor changes before the end of the year. Final draft due October senior year. Proposed CAS project: _______________________________ Runs continuously both years of the program. Final due in April of senior year.
IB Diploma Students: Senior Year Classes and Exams AP/IB HL English Literature (2 nd year of course) AP (recommended) Gov’t/Macroeconomics (district grad. requirement) AP/IB SL Calculus AB or BC (or higher) Theory of Knowledge/IB HL2 Philosophy AP/IB SL or HL Language (Level 4) Science (or other elective) _____ (Extra Troy Tech Class/NJROTC/sport/ASB/Art) Troy Tech Internship (completed during summer prior)
Extra-curricular activities: choices will need to be made! The junior year schedule is very full for IB/TT students Involvement in extracurricular activities like sports, ASB, NJROTC, Oracle, Yearbook, etc. become much more difficult and time consuming. They are not impossible to do, but require extra effort on your part and an extra allowance from your advisors/coaches. Not all are willing to work with IB. **Marching band can’t be done with TT & IB
Next step: IB Individual Meetings Online sophomore interest survey can be found on the pre-IB sophomore information page of my website. Must complete by Monday 1/19 I will contact you about an individual meeting after I have reviewed semester grades, class enrollment and your survey. No one is guaranteed a meeting or placement in IB. Meetings will take place throughout February. Parents are welcome to attend.
Thank you for coming today! I am looking forward to meeting with you about your future in the IB Diploma Program at Troy! Please make sure you fill ou8t the survey by Monday January 19 th for consideration in the IB Program. If I do not receive a survey from you I will assume you are not interested in pursuing the full IB Diploma but will take a courses route instead.