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1 Gordon Brown George Mason University

2 Personal Connections IB Pilot Team: Glasgow Middle School Living, Teaching and Learning abroad: Panama Teaching 621 Designing the IB Certificate Sequence On-line: mentoring new teacher Research to determine impact of MYP on DP outcomes in Virginia

3 History Post WWI and WWII—International Understanding, Peace IB influence on International Education “tolerance” left behind for mission: 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.

4 What’s the point? Backward, essential planning: what kind of adults do we want our children to be? The Learner Profile 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 learners strive to be: Inquirers Knowledgeable ThinkersCommunicators PrincipledOpen-minded CaringRisk-takers BalancedReflective

5 Brown’s Hierarchy of IM: When you pray, move your feet (African proverb). An internationally minded person is one who… becomes a loving, respectful, dutiful member of the human family helps create a better and more peaceful world performs international community service provides community service desires to make wise choices for the good of humanity understands that others, with their differences, can also be right has intercultural understanding is aware of cultures other than her/his own

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7 Yesterday’s News MD teens charged with hate crime (NPR) Queen visiting Ireland for first time since 1921 (bomb threat) "They are dragging us into the dark ages," said Tom O'Neill, a 34-year-old salesman. "There are some people in Ireland that have to get over the whole English thing.“ (Reuters) Pakistan (NPR; Reuters) I am an admirer of the International Baccalaureate. I consider IBO the source of strength Education, because I believe the International Baccalaureate is more forward looking, more globally oriented, and less faddish than other educational enterprises. (Gardner, 2008)

8 Thank you Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. Maria Montessori Re. IB programme: “perhaps the most significant curricular undertaking in the history of international education to date” (from the intro. of the Handbook) Maria Montessori


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