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2 What is IB? & What is not IB? Two Questions...

3 What is IB? Holistic learning Interdisciplinary & Service Understanding International Mindedness

4 Holistic Learning = Teaching the whole child

5 The IB Learner Profile

6 Learner Profile Cognitive Inquirer Knowledgeable Thinker Communicator Reflective Attitude Principled Open Minded Balanced Caring Risk Taker

7 Interdisciplinary Understanding Learning between subjects: Global Contexts & The “Octagon”

8 Global Contexts Identities & Relationships Fairness & Development Orientation in Time and Space Globalization & Sustainability Scientific & Technical Innovation Personal & Cultural Expression

9 8 subject areas

10 International Mindedness What do you know about the world? What languages to you speak? Are you going to take what you know and use it to make the world better?

11 What does IB look like when you put it all together?

12 Walker Middle Magnet Mission And Vision Vision: Empowering students to take what they have learned and use it to make the world a better place. Mission: Equipping internationally minded students through rigorous, service based learning in an atmosphere of creativity, inquiry, and fun.

13 What is NOT IB? #1 IB is only for smart kids... #2 All IB kids do is study...

14 Our Motto... RIGOR SERVICE PLAY

15 So how do I join the Walker Wolves Nation?

16 Advantages at Walker MYP in Hillsborough County offers greatest likelihood of your child having the IB experience. Earlier hours – 7:35 to 2:55pm – AM & PM H.O.S.T. Added points on high school magnet applications and selection index Highly specialized, IB and internationally trained faculty Access to a global learning community

17 How do I get in? Middle School: Lottery Scores do NOT affect results High School Competitive Attending a magnet middle school gives an advantage on magnet high school application

18 Walker’s website

19 How do I get to Walker? Car Local routes for historic Walker attendance area Magnet transportation using HUB system available all other students Free and available when you need it Extensive car pool matching available

20 When can I apply??? Middle School Magnet Application Period: November 12 th, at noon until December 17 th, 2014.

21 So what can I now tell the world about IB ?

22 Holistic Learning

23 Interdisciplinary Service Learning

24 International Mindedness

25 What if I have additional questions about applying? Choice information line

26 The only way to limit your options is to not apply by December 17 th, 2014… Applying does not limit your options. If your child is selected in the lottery, you can accept or decline. Applying is FREE and takes about 5 minutes.

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