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1 The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Chandler High School Grades 9 & 10 The unique benefits of the MYP

2 The IB MYP provides a curriculum of rigorous accelerated academic challenges that encourages students to understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world and become critical and reflective thinkers. Page 2

3 All students takes classes in 8 subject areas Language A - English Language B – World Language Spanish, German or French The Arts- Visual or Performing Humanities – Social Studies Mathematics Physical Education Science Technology Curriculum Framework

4 Teachers’ instruction incorporates intercultural awareness and holistic learning through areas of Interaction 5 Areas of Interaction Health and Social Interaction Community and Service Human ingenuity Approaches to Learning Environments

5 Page 5 Philosophy: Program model

6 Assessment: How do we assess student learning in the MYP?  Involves a range of task types  Assessment of knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes  Criterion referenced  Internally assessed (by teachers)  Externally moderated for global standardization Page 6

7 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Page 7 IB MYP Freshman Schedule Fall Spring Honors Math Year 2 or 3Honors Math Year 2 or 3Honors English 9Honors BiologyHonors World HistoryWorld Language PE/ Fine Art/TechnologyPE/Fine Art/Technology Additional Requirements: Personal Project Community Service

8 The Personal Project The personal project is a significant body of work produced beginning in grade 9 and culminating the spring of grade 10. The personal project allows students to work on a project that has special meaning to them – something they have a passion to do!

9 The personal project may take may forms For example: An original work of art A written piece of work on a special topic A piece of literary fiction (creative writing) An original science experiment An invention or specially designed object or system An entrepreneurial business or project Realistic Project: A student who has studied the Piano for a number of years decides to write and interpret a musical score for parts of a school play. Unrealistic project: A student decides to learn to play the piano.

10 Every student is paired with a mentor teacher. The mentor teacher  makes sure the student understands the guidelines and assessment criteria.  guides the student on how to complete the project successfully.  provides positive, constructive feedback  Ensures that the project is authentic and entirely the student’s own work.

11 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Page 11 MYP Students Communicate MYP Monthly Lunch Meetings

12 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Page 12 MYP Students complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service yearly. Visit nursing homes Relay For Life Donations to Child Crisis Nursery

13 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB Booster Club Supports both IB students and IB teachers Communicates with faculty and staff Raises funds for scholarships Organizes socials Information about booster meeting be found on Chandler High School’s website Programs IB

14 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program  Student-centered program  Range of accelerated academic disciplines  Academically rigorous  8 subject groups, plus personal project in the final year  Areas of interaction connect disciplines to the real world  Designed and reviewed by experienced, practicing educators  Prepares students for academic rigors of the 11 th and 12 th grade IB Diploma Curriculum Overview

15 Curiosity Creativity Critical Thinking

16 For questions regarding Chandler High School’s Middle Year’s Program MYP Coordinator: Mary Kandaris MYP Counselors: Violet Nelson Geri Daniels


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