IB focuses on the development of the whole person as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. Students in the 21 st century are faced with the challenge of learning about an interconnected world where knowledge is constantly developing, the IB program prepares students to be active participants in a life long journey. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an international educational programme that offers four high quality programmes to more than one million students in 146 countries. ◦ Franklin Academy will offer the MYP (Middle Years Programme) to all middle school students. Founded in 1968, IB currently works with over 3,863 schools in 148 countries, working with over 1,215,000 students ages 3 to 19 years. IB works with roughly 1,370 public and private schools here in the United States. “The goal is of the IB program is to help students develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.” At all levels, IB takes a global approach and focuses on the students as a whole both in the classroom and outside.
The MYP is designed for students ages 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. ◦ IB is not the curriculum, but the approaches to the curriculum. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement - essential qualities needed to create a peaceful world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.
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 programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These 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.
“Every individual student has their individualized tools to ensure they are capable and ready to reach these high standards.” “Franklin Academy’s educational goals are set to not only achieve short term success, but promote and ensure all students have the skills necessary to achieve long term success. Franklin Academy aims to create a learning atmosphere where differentiated instruction implements strategies that will support student success within the classroom as well as constantly enhancing student skills that are essential for success beyond the classroom walls, ensuring students are college and career ready.”
“Franklin Academy is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme. Franklin Academy is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Franklin Academy believes is important for our students.” MYP is a middle school programme integrated for all middle school students. All classes develop international mindedness in a global context to support our highly interconnected and rapidly changing world. The IB programme does not supersede Florida’s standards, rules or regulations.
Full Implementation of IB… ◦ From day 1, Franklin Academy has been ALL-IN IB coordinator Budget Training in Austin, Texas Full staff training ◦ Rigorous academic and personal standards, challenging students to excel not only in their studies but in their personal growth. IB will help prepare students for living and working in a complex, highly interconnected world. ◦ The development of life learners through inquiring as well as creating knowledgeable and caring young people to create a more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. ◦ Students will be on the path to be prepared for the rigors of college and career. ◦ IB grades (after the second quarter) ◦ Top to Bottom ALL IN approach, from the board, to the principal, to teachers, and all the way down to the custodial staff. ◦ Professional Development for staff geared towards IB, teachers will be sent all over the United States to get specific training in their subject group.
Franklin Academy will prepare a community of learners to engage with global challenges through inquiry, action and reflection. ◦ Students will develop responsibility for their own learning ◦ Students will develop awareness of how they learn best ◦ Students will develop problem solving and decision making skills ◦ Students will develop awareness of thought processes and learning strategies ◦ Students will develop critical, coherent and independent thought
Learning should look like… ◦ Working in teams, collaboration ◦ Inquiring and exploration ◦ Analyzing and conceptualizing ideas from all over the world ◦ Reflection ◦ Learning how to learn ◦ Critical and innovative thinking, solving real world and global issues ◦ Different and multiple perspectives, understanding those with different perspectives aren't wrong ◦ Risk-taking ◦ Community service
Student schedules will be different, IB requires students to have a minimum of 50 hours of teaching per subject group. All students in the MYP Programme must take a foreign language. IB grades on report cards (1-7) Traditional classes such ELA, Math, Science, Electives, P.E., History, will be referred to differently. ◦ History-Individuals and Societies. ◦ Language Arts and Reading- Language and Literature. ◦ Foreign Language- Language Acquisition ◦ Science- Science ◦ Math-Math ◦ Electives (Chess, Arts, Career Educations, Computers)- Design ◦ P.E.- Physical Education and Health
IB learners strive to be: Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective The learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21 st century. The aim of all IB programmes 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 is a curriculum framework. The curricular framework of the MYP allows schools to meet specific state requirements and standards, while maintaining the IB mission
8 subjects group Language Acquisition Language and Literature Individuals & Societies Mathematics Design Arts Sciences Physical & Health Education Students must have a minimum of 50 hours of instruction per subject group in each academic year.
Franklin Academy has an IB consultant. Mid-year we will have a two day visit from our consultant, they will determine how ready we are for our application for authorization. Application date for candidacy is Oct 1st. After application, we will be given verification dates. After verification visit, we will get our answer in 3-4 months on becoming an IB World School.