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1 IB Diploma Programme- Preparing students for success in higher education and life in a global society 11th grade informational meeting- 09/30/14 Presenter: Elizabeth Towlen Niwot HS’s IB DP Coordinator I’m in 11th grade IB, now what?

2 ● Note catcher ● IB research ● New IB diploma regulations & failing conditions document ● Academic honesty brochure ● CO House Bill 1108 ● Feedback form Today’s handouts

3 Ultimate Goal? ● happy & well- rounded NHS graduates ready to take on the world ● second to none college readiness ● life long friendships

4 NHS IB graduates testimonials We asked NHS grads… Nick’s letter Vero’s Vimeo

5 ● “More than 1 million students will have participated in the DP since its inception in 1968. DP students represent a broad range of nationalities from nearly 140 countries and reflect diverse experiences and perspectives. These experiences, along with the DP’s emphasis on international-mindedness and academic rigor, provide students with a unique set of skills, attitudes and perspectives for success in university and life in the 21st century.” ● “The DP has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. Annually, DP students send transcripts to over 3300 higher education institutions in nearly 90 countries. The most popular of these institutions are ranked among the top universities in the world.” Fun Facts

6 IBO Mission Statement: “The 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 programmes 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.” (IBO) IB Learner strive to be:

7 Did you know that? ● Mr. Rauschkolb’s sister was an IB student, so was Mrs. Lozen ● Mrs. Towlen Tweets and expects you to read her emails ● Mrs. Hauck runs IB/AP savings accounts ● You must use your email accounts ● IB classes are weighted (5.0) ● NHS website was redesigned and the new one has been launchedwebsite ● NPIB/IB has a Parent (for now) Advisory Committee (next 10/7/14)- are you interested in joining and representing your classmates? ● there is CO state law mandating each IB diploma recipient receive minimum of 24 college credits (Colorado House Bill 1108) ● NHS IB Diploma rate is consistently higher than the world’s average diploma rate ● more than 1.2 million students attend IB schools across the globe

8 ● it was shared with you via email ● you are expected to follow its due dates & deadlines ● you must communicate with your IB teachers and IB office staff in the event of not being able to comply ● we are here to help you get your diploma but can’t do it without your input IB Calendar

9 DP students acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding while studying: ● one subject from each of five groups (1- 5), ensuring understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics (at either standard-150 hrs or higher level-240 hrs of study), ● student may choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1-5, ●exploring the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course (TOK), ●undertaking in-depth research in the 4,000 word extended essay (EE), ●enhancing personal and interpersonal development through the creativity, action and service component (CAS) The curriculum

10 The six subject groups @ NHS: ●Group 1- Studies in language and literature: English HL for allGroup 1- Studies in language and literature ●Group 2- Language acquisition: French or Spanish (SL)Group 2- Language acquisition ●Group 3- Individuals and societies: Economics SL, History of Europe HL, History 20th Century SL, Psychology SL or HLGroup 3- Individuals and societies ●Group 4- Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics- either SL or HLGroup 4- Sciences ●Group 5- Mathematics: Math Studies, Math SL or HLGroup 5- Mathematics ●Group 6- The arts: Visual Arts SL or HL & Music SLGroup 6- The arts

11 ● CAS-starts on the first day of Junior year & ends with CAS Exit interview in April of your Senior year, self-directed experience ● EE & TOK- both begin second semester of Junior year EE- Extended Essay Summit on 1/23/15 (9:15 am- 12:15 pm) ● TOK- class you take, includes formal presentation & an essay uploaded to IBO IB Core-grades 11th & 12th

12 CAS 1.Increased their awareness of their own strengths and areas for growth 2.Undertaken new challenges 3.Planned and initiated activities 4.Worked collaboratively with others 5.Shown perseverance and commitment in their activities 6.Engaged with issues of global importance 7.Considered the ethical implications of their actions 8.Develop new skills

13 ●Introductory meeting on November 6th @ 1:15 PM in the NHS commons ●All IB Juniors are required to attend this meeting ●if you are unable to attend contact IB coordinator immediately Group 4 project

14 6 X 7+3=45 IB Diploma points

15 1. CAS requirements have not been met. 2. Candidate’s total points are fewer than 24. 3. An N has been given for theory of knowledge, extended essay or for a contributing subject. 4. A grade E has been awarded for one or both of theory of knowledge and the extended essay. 5. There is a grade 1 awarded in a subject/level. 6. Grade 2 has been awarded three or more times (HL or SL). 7. Grade 3 or below has been awarded four or more times (HL or SL). 8. Candidate has gained fewer than 12 points on HL subjects (for candidates who register for four HL subjects, the three highest grades count). 9. Candidate has gained fewer than 9 points on SL subjects (candidates who register for two SL subjects must gain at least 5 points at SL). Failing conditions- from 5/14 on

16 ● Is it still accurate? If not, you must let us/IB office know ● does it include at least 6 IB exams from appropriate subject groups ● 3SLs+3HLs or 2SLs+4HLs Your 2 year IB DP plan

17 Have you? ● connected with CAS coordinator ● received & read emails from IB coordinator ● checked out the IB Juniors Calendar? Do you know? ● who is the EE coordinator @ NHS & when will you meet ● what day is the IB exam registration due date ● when are you expected to complete and online CAS check-in survey ● how many IB exams will you be taking this year (up to 2) ● what should you do when you are falling behind ● there is another meeting scheduled for 11th &12th grade IB students on 4/20/15 to prep you for IB exams ● your parents are the IB exam proctors- they will be trained on 4/22/15 So far, how is it going?

18 ●Our culture puts a high value on original thinking and intellectual property ●Signed honor code contract is required of ALL students upon entry to the NPIB program & is a critical component of the IB DP ●It’s goal is to encourage students to express themselves originally, confidently and competently ●NHS’s Academic Honesty Policy Academic Honesty

19 ●Serious violation of academic standards ●Ranges from blatant to subtle & from intentional to unintentional ●Often originates from a lack of awareness ●Factors that may trigger include: pressure, disorganization, poor study habits, lack of understanding about the seriousness of the offense ●You should have received an email from me with a few attachments related to academic honesty & proper citation guidelines- please make sure to review Plagiarism

20 IB students will take at least 6 exams (up to 2 during Junior year) Examination prices (May 2015): ●IB exam registration fee - $160 ●cost of each IB exam- $110 ●postage fee- $10 ●Total = $ 830 Many IB students also take AP exams in addition to their IB exams. The savings from the IB Exam Accounts can be used for the cost of the AP exams as well. ●So, do your budget a favour by buying the gift cards, which are good for face value, may be used for groceries, gas and/or gift cards and provide you with 4% of each amount you purchase toward an IB/AP Exam Account ! Plan Ahead & Save your $

21 IB Office staff: Mrs. T & Mrs. H Guidance Counseling: ●David Keyek (A-F) ●Amy Foote (G-L) ●Sarah Davis (M-Ri) ●Amy Brown (Ro-Z) Other counseling staff: ●Misty Herndon- School Psychologist ●Tenica Henry- School Interventionist Where can an IB student get help?

22 ● stay informed (emails, meetings, Twitter @ SVVSD_NHS_IB, etc.) ● ask for help when you need it ● get involved Your

23 ● Your feedback is very important to us ● Thank for your comments & joining us this evening Feedback Time

24 Please reserve questions pertaining only to you/your child for a private conversation

25 ● Google images ● IB Logos: ● References

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