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1 The Diploma Programme

2 Agenda Patrick HeydenWelcome Paul LaschWhat is IB? Learner Profile The Diploma Program Video Chris KnabTOK presentation Jeremy MichalskiA student’s perspective Paul LaschIB at Kenmore East The Shadow Program

3 What you need to know about the IB and the Diploma Programme

4 So what exactly is the International Baccalaureate? “... The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a not-for-profit foundation, motivated by its mission to create a better world through education”

5 -...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...

6 ...Our 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....

7 The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century As IB learners we strive to be: inquirers knowledgeable thinkers communicators principled open-minded caring risk-takers balanced reflective IB learner profile

8 The IB learner profile

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10 How is a school authorized and reviewed?

11 The IB DP in New York State 51 Schools have the IB Diploma Program -18 member schools in the WNY IB Consortium -3 IB World Schools in Erie County City Honors Buffalo (1980s) Kenmore West (2011) Kenmore East (2012)

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13 Programmes: Diploma Programme

14 What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program? a CHALLENGING TWO-YEAR CURRICULUM for motivated college- bound students in the junior and senior year of high school, that leads to a SPECIAL DIPLOMA, in addition to your New York State diploma, can open OPPORTUNITIES for: acceptance in highly selective colleges college credit and advanced placement (as much as a full year!) scholarships, and combines RIGOROUS ACADEMICS with ACTIVITIES in sports, the arts, and community service.

15 What are people saying about the Diploma Programme? “…It not only gives children an international perspective to their education, but also focuses on how to be a learner. I am not just delivering them facts but how they will best learn what they want to know…” - Sarah Pepper ISD Principal, Ireland. “…It not only gives children an international perspective to their education, but also focuses on how to be a learner. I am not just delivering them facts but how they will best learn what they want to know…” - Sarah Pepper ISD Principal, Ireland. “ “...I have absolutely no doubt that the IB is better than the national curriculum. The breadth of subjects allows students to be much better prepared for life beyond school...” - Paul Coates, CAS coordinator and House Master, Sidcot International School, UK. “ “...I have absolutely no doubt that the IB is better than the national curriculum. The breadth of subjects allows students to be much better prepared for life beyond school...” - Paul Coates, CAS coordinator and House Master, Sidcot International School, UK. “...Skills I learned through IB will continue to put me in good stead for the rest of my life. IB gave me the peace of mind and confidence in my abilities. University is still a lot of work, but I know no matter how high the bar is set, I will be able to make the jump...” - Lindsey Fielding Croft, former student at Park View Education Centre, Canada. “...Skills I learned through IB will continue to put me in good stead for the rest of my life. IB gave me the peace of mind and confidence in my abilities. University is still a lot of work, but I know no matter how high the bar is set, I will be able to make the jump...” - Lindsey Fielding Croft, former student at Park View Education Centre, Canada.

16 Page 15 University recognition: How well is the diploma recognized by universities? The IB diploma is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. The IB works closely with universities in all regions of the world to gain recognition for the IB diploma: Direct online access for university admissions officers and government officials to syllabuses and recent examination papers A database of university admission policies on Recognition in over 100 countries Recognition by over 2,000 universities Some universities offer scholarships and advanced placement for IB students Students applying to a particular university can access their grades directly from the IB’s secure web site.

17 College Credit Differs by school (see Up to 30 credits for diploma at UB, Canisius, Fredonia, and other SUNY schools – credit may be awarded for individual courses Sophomore standing: UB, Ithaca, Harvard Credit for individual exams depending on score University of Rochester: $10K scholarship per year for IB Diploma

18 The curriculum contains SIX SUBJECT GROUPS and a THREE PART CORE. The IB Diploma Program

19 The Core: The Extended Essay To get an IB diploma, all candidates must successfully complete an extended essay 4,000 words Written over 2 years of program Offers the opportunity to investigate a research question of individual interest Students have faculty advisor who can offer limited assistance with the paper Familiarizes students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university

20 The Core: Creativity, Action, Service All diploma candidates must complete a Creativity, Action and Service (CAS): Encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service Education outside the classroom Development of the learner profile Not an ‘hour count’ but a series of reflections showing goal setting, leadership and personal growth

21 The Core: Theory of knowledge All candidates must successfully complete the TOK course: How do we know? (Epistemology) Explores the nature of knowledge across disciplines Interdisciplinary Encouraging an appreciation of other cultural perspectives

22 Chris Knab Social Studies teacher and department chair Teaches Regents, AP, and IB Theory of Knowledge

23 A student’s perspective Jeremy Michalski 2014 IB Diploma graduate Class salutatorian Pre-med student at Canisius

24 The Subject Curriculum Students study one subject from each subject group. Three subjects are studied at “higher level” 240 Hours over two years Three subjects are studied at “standard level” 150 hours over two years

25 Kenmore East: Pathway to an IB Diploma

26 How are IB students scheduled? Very carefully…

27 PeriodDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6 1 BIOLOGYLOTEBIOLOGYLOTEBIOLOGY LOTE 2 STUDY HALL 3 ENGLISHHISTORYENGLISHHISTORYENGLISHHISTORY 4 5TOKPETOKPETOKPE 6LUNCH 7 ELECTIVE/ STUDY HALL ELECTIVE/ STUDY HALL ELECTIVE/ STUDY HALL ELECTIVE/ STUDY HALL ELECTIVE/ STUDY HALL ELECTIVE/ STUDY HALL 8 MATH ART MATHART MATH ART 9 STUDY HALL Sample IB Schedule

28 PeriodDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6 1 ES&SLOTE ES&S LOTEES&S LOTE 2 STUDY HALL 3 ENGLISHHISTORYENGLISHHISTORYENGLISHHISTORY 4 5TOKPETOKPETOKPE 6LUNCH 7 ENSEMBLE 8 MATHMUSICMATHMUSIC MATH MUSIC 9 STUDY HALL Sample IB Schedule w/Music

29 PeriodDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6 AMPE 1 ES&SLOTE ES&S LOTEES&S LOTE 2 STUDY HALL 3 ENGLISHHISTORYENGLISHHISTORYENGLISHHISTORY 4 5TOK STUDY HALL TOK STUDY HALL TOK STUDY HALL 6LUNCH 7 ENSEMBLE 8 MATHMUSICMATHMUSIC MATH MUSIC 9 STUDY HALL Sample IB Schedule w/ Music and AM PE

30 Shadow Program If you would like to see it in action, we will set up a shadowing experience for your 8 th grader. 8 th graders will be matched with an IB junior Will follow the junior to all their classes for the day Opportunity to see TOK, IB Music, IB Art, etc. Applications are available tonight, will also be on the web site Any questions, contact Paul Lasch, IB Coordinator

31 How the IB develops its curriculum


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