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1 What is the International Baccalaureate Organization?
The IBO is a nonprofit educational foundation. The IBO is a recognized leader in the field of international education.

2 What does the International Baccalaureate Organization do?
The IBO does not own or manage any schools. They work with schools around the world, public & private, that share a commitment to local & international education. Founded in 1968, the IBO currently works with 1,752 schools in 122 countries.

3 How is the International Baccalaureate Program Structured?
Diploma Program Schools (DP) High School Program-1968 Middle Years Program (MYP) 6th – 8th grade Primary Years Program (PYP) Pre-K – 5th grade

4 International Baccalaureate Mission Statement (2003)
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) 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 Students in an IB School
Develop: intellectual rigor higher academic standards intercultural awareness responsible citizenship Become: critical and compassionate thinkers lifelong learners informed participants in local and world communities

6 IB Student Profile Principled Caring Reflective Open-Minded
Knowledgeable Risk-Taker Inquirer Balanced Communicator Thinker

7 IB Attitudes Appreciation Empathy Commitment Enthusiasm Confidence
Independence Cooperation Integrity Creativity Respect Curiosity Tolerance

8 King School – 2007- 2008 Teachers receive IB training
Teachers work collaboratively to develop the instructional program Teachers work with IBO consultants Development of Learner Profile & Attitudes in King Students Signs of international awareness Create more family & community involvement

9 King School Begin implementation of the Middle Years Program (MYP). Apply for MYP by the May 1st, 2008 processing date. Begin the early stages of the Primary Years Program (PYP) implementation.

10 Middle Years Program

11 Middle Years Program Language A & B (English & Spanish) Humanities
Technology Mathematics Sciences The Arts Physical education

12 MYP Five Areas of Interaction: Lenses for Viewing Ideas
Approaches to learning Health and Social Education Community and Service Environment Homo Faber

13 Primary Years Programme

14 Primary Years Program Five Essential Elements
Knowledge Concepts Attitudes Skills Actions

15 PYP Program of Inquiry Six Organizing Themes
Who we are Where we are in time and place How we express ourselves How the world works How we organize ourselves How we share the planet

16 The PYP Key Components Six Thematic Units for inquiry based instruction Students develop IB Learner Profile & Attitudes Foreign Language Component High use of Technology The Arts

17 Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the new MYP or PYP International Baccalaureate Program at King School. Joy Williams, IB Coordinator

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