Presentation on theme: "Ellie Harper, IB Coordinator"— Presentation transcript:
1 Ellie Harper, IB Coordinator WELCOME CLASS OF 2017!J.R. Tucker High School IB ProgrammeEllie Harper, IB Coordinator
2 Tonight’s agenda Review the program Hear from current 9th graders Answer questions
3 Our missionThe International Baccalaureate program at J.R. Tucker High School aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who become lifelong learners.The IB curriculum is a holistic approach to learning that focuses on the student’s intellectual and social development.Connections between subjects, classroom learning and the real world help students learn the art of collaboration as well as develop intercultural awareness and understanding.
4 What is the profile of the IB Learner? The attributes of the IB Learner Profile express the philosophy and values of the IB educational program.The IB program promotes the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all areas of knowledge.
5 IB learners strive to be… InquirersKnowledgeableThinkersCommunicatorsPrincipledOpen-MindedCaringRisk-TakersBalancedReflective
6 THE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM Grades 6 to 10 8 MYP subjectsTechnology no longer a requirementFrom AoI to Global ConceptsCASPersonal Project
7 MYP Courses Subject Course Language A English 9, English 10 Language B French, Spanish, ChineseHumanitiesWorld History & Geog. 2US/VA GovernmentMathematicsGeometry, Alg. 2, Extended MathScienceBiology, ChemistryArts*Visual or PerformingHealth and Physical Education**PE 9, PE 10
8 The Personal ProjectIn grade 10 students must complete a personal project. This can take various forms, for example:an essaya piece of creative writingan original science experimentthe organization of an eventThe work must :- be completely independent- focus on one Area of Interaction-focus on the process of completing the projectas well as the finished product .
9 ASSESSMENT IN THE MYPTeachers organize continuous and varied assessment over the course of the Middle Years Program.The assessment tasks give students the opportunity to demonstrate achievement according to the required objectives within each subject group. This can include:open-ended, problem-solving activitiesorganized debateshands-on experimentationanalysisreflection
11 IB AT JRT We teach the “whole” child Our IB students learn how to learn – to think, to ask “why,” to analyze, to solve problemsWe emphasize teamwork, collaboration and communication skillsOur IB students are involved in everything – sports, cultural arts, government, social activities, the communityStudents learn to appreciate diversity – of cultures, ethnicities and backgroundsWe prepare children to be successful in college and in their professions. Our goal is to encourage lifelong learning.We have a dedicated staff , and we will come to know all of our IB studentsOur aim is to partner with parents in developing young people who will take thoughtful action in their lives.
12 Transition to High School Lunchtime / AEBalancing school work with fun/friends/sports/recreation/datingTechnology-cellphones/texting/Facebook/G-chatSleeping and eating habitsConsequences & policies/personal responsibilityCome to Tiger Camp Thursday, 8/22. Pizza lunch and computer help session to followFee Night is last week in August
13 Balancing academic & personal life Get involved in activities at TuckerUse AE wiselyTurn off the technology when doing HWEnjoy your weekends!Make appointment to see Mrs. Keating or Mrs. Harper when you are strugglingGet friends and family involved in CASGo to bed!!
14 Study habits Turn off the cell phone, computer, FB, TV Don’t wait until late to begin HWPrioritize assignmentsEffective note taking and study skillsUse AE
15 Grades and Assessments Must maintain “C” in all classesMinimize absencesGoogle calendar—no more than 2 major assessments per dayIB assessments: one per unit, scored against IB rubricsCheck HCPSLink daily
16 Academic Honesty Malpractice is cheating/plagiarism with intent Collaboration vs. collusionHonor code on all assignments turned inImportance of citing properlyOne infraction can keep a student out of all honors societies
17 Seminar One day per week with coordinator 9th grade meets Tuesdays Program information, lessons designed around the LP, guest speakers, films and discussionsHW assignment, one per month posted to different subjects
18 Parent communication & Involvement s sent home regularly to keep you apprised of happenings at JRTCome to all parent meetingsGo to IB link on Tucker website andNeed volunteers for committees, chaperones, PTSA etc.Any IB-related question or concern, contact Mrs. Harper
19 Important dates & events Tiger Camp August 22 from 8:30am-12:30pmFee Night is last week of AugustFirst day of school! September 3MYP parent orientation at the end of SeptemberFirst IB breakfast of the year, 10/4
20 Your packet Supply list Green contact information cardClubs & sports listMYP “A World of Difference”MYP General Regulations
21 Thank you for coming! firstname.lastname@example.org