Presentation on theme: "Utica Community Schools Academy for International Studies"— Presentation transcript:
1Utica Community Schools Academy for International Studies Class of 2017 Program Orientation
2What is the Academy?The Utica Community Schools Academy for International Studies (UAIS) is a 4 year (14 – 18) Academy with 500 students that promotes academic preparation through:The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program CurriculumNatural / Brain-based Learning strategiesResearch based decision makingStudent voice and personalization of learning
3Why attend the UAIS IB Academy? Validity and ConsistencyIntegrated CurriculumIB is favored by Universities and CollegesLearning how to learnWell Rounded students with specialized interests
4IB Mission StatementThe International Baccalaureate Organization 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 IBO 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.
5What do Universities Say? MIT: Marilee Jones, Director of Admissions: “Send us prepared students à la IB…it is the best high school prep curriculum an American school can offer.”
6What do Universities Say? Duke University, Christoph Guttentag, Director of Admissions: “One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It’s 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.”
7What do Universities Say? Harvard University, Marilyn McGrath Lewis, Asst. Dean of Admissions: “IB is well known to us as excellent preparation. Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Program on the transcript.”
9What Can I Earn? Michigan Diploma International Baccalaureate Diploma ELA - 4 CreditsForeign Language – 0 CreditsSocial Studies – 3 CreditsScience – 3 CreditsMathematics – 4 Credits (Alg I, II and Geometry)Fine Arts – 1 CreditPhysical Education – 1 CreditOnline ExperienceGroup 1 – HL or SLGroup 2 – HL or SLGroup 3 – HL or SLGroup 4 – HL or SLGroup 5 – HL or SLGroup 6 – HL or SLTheory of Knowledge, TOK and CASEE
10SL and HL Course Standard Level (SL) Higher Level (HL) AP Level Course Work and Expectations150 Contact Hours with StudentsAll students must take at least two (2) SL CoursesSL Courses Require Mastery of Subject MatterBeyond AP Level Course Work and Understanding240 Contact Hours with studentsAll Students Must Take at Least three (3) HL CoursesHL Requires Mastery of Subject Matter and additional Papers
11IB Assessment Internal Assessments External Assessments Ongoing 20 – 25% of Student’s Diploma MarkTeacher generated assignments that align with IB standards for assessmentExternally Moderated by IB ReviewersProject, oral or paper basedMay of Junior and Senior Years75 – 80% of Student’s Diploma MarkExternally generated and moderatedPaper, portfolio or oral basedOnly science has multiple choice (only part)
12Group 1: EnglishOne of the most effective and humanizing ways that people of different cultures can have access to each others' experiences and concerns is through works of literary merit. ~ Salma Jayyusi, The Literature of Modern Arabia9th Grade ELA10th Grade ELA11th GradeIB English SL I or,IB English HL I12th GradeIB English SL II orIB English HL II
13Group 2: Second Language The study of a modern language entails acquiring a language system and applying it in four active and interrelated ways: through listening, speaking, reading and writing.All students will take four years of a languageFrenchJapaneseMandarin ChineseSpanishSL or HL?Most students will be SL students.HL requires a minimum 6 years of language.
14Group 3: Individuals and Societies 9th and 10th Grade: History of World Civilizations10,000 BCE – PresentIntegrated World History, Government and Economics CourseWill require significant novel readiHL Strand11th History of Americas (HL)12th 20th Century Topics (HL)SL Strands11th History of Americas (SL)12th SL CourseEconomics SLPsychology SL
15Group 4: Experimental Sciences Laboratory Based Science education is at the Core of the IB9th Grade: Physical and Biological Sciences10th GradeAP BiologyAP ChemistryAP PhysicsSL and HL sciences are two years 11th – 12thBiology (SL/HL)Chemistry (SL/HL)Physics (SL/HL)All students must take Biology in the 10th or 11th/12th to graduateGroup 4 Project
16Group 5: Mathematics Academy Inquiry based mathematics. 9th Grade: GeometryAlgebra I or II10th Grade:AP Statistics11th – 12th GradeSL Math StudiesStatistics and project basedEnters some pre-calcSL MathematicsStatistics and Advanced Alg. and TrigCalc ABHL MathematicsStats, Adv. Alg, TrigCalc BC
17Group 6: Fine ArtsThe impulse to make art is common to all people. From earliest times, human beings have displayed fundamental need to create and communicate personal and cultural meaning through art.IB Arts: Theory, History and PracticeIB MusicInstrumentalVocalIB Visual ArtsVisual Studio ArtsFilm StudiesIB TheatrePerformanceDesign
18The Hex Core CAS Extended Essay TOK: Theory of Knowledge Creativity, Action and Service150 Hours (Junior and Senior Years)Extended Essay4000 WordsOne or more GroupsOriginal HypothesisTOK: Theory of KnowledgeWays of KnowingAreas of KnowledgeKnowledge IssuesInterdisciplinaryLearning How to Question
19The IB Diploma Looking for a Complete Student! HL Deal Breakers 24 Marks *Possible 7 marks per exam3 Marks for TOK / EEInternational Avg. 4.3Minimum 3 HL CoursesMaximum 3 SL CoursesCompletion of EE, CAS and TOKHL Deal BreakersScore 2 or below on any HL ExaminationScore 3 on more than one ExamSL Deal BreakersScore 1 on any ExamScore 2 on more than one Exam
23Students at the AIS... Have access to clubs and activities Have access to home school sports/activitiesLead through student voiceCreate a community of friends and learnersEnjoy working with their teachers
24Teachers at the UAIS…Seek students’ input on curriculum and assessmentPrescribe to IB curriculum and methods of teaching and learningTeachers plan together and create a team atmosphere in the school
25How will learning be different at the UAIS? Relaxed but challengingEngaged learnersProject based learningSocratic dialoguesReading and writingIndependenceEthical LearnersEmbracing Confusion!
26Opportunities Seminar days International partnerships Student Lead Clubs and ActivitiesInternational TravelInternships / Job ShadowingThe IB Community