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1 International Baccalaureate World School Palmer High School

2 Palmer High School School of Choice

3 Welcome to Palmer High School Mrs. Lara Disney, Principal Carolyn Derr, IB MYP Coordinator Dawn Boden, Department Chair, Counseling

4 The International Baccalaureate A student-focused, not-for profit education foundation, working in partnership with select schools around the world. Middle Years Programs (MYP) help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world

5 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. From the IBO Mission Statement

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8 What is the learner profile?

9 Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Caring Open-minded Risk-takers Balanced Reflective

10 The International Baccalaureate “Making local and global connections”

11 “International” Developing citizens of the world in relation to culture, language and learning to live together Building and reinforcing students’ sense of identity and cultural awareness

12 Language Proficiency in speaking another language: Spanish French Mandarin German (non-H) Communication in many forms Fascination in diversity & culture

13 Action… Local & Global Direct service Indirect service Advocacy Research

14 Going “Global”… Learning through global contexts: –Identities and relationships –Orientation in time and space –Personal and cultural expression –Scientific and technical innovation –Globalization and sustainability –Fairness and development

15 The International Baccalaureate “Developing a Culture of Curiosity”

16 Baccalaureate All MYP classes are closely aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards. In keeping with Palmer expectations, classes integrate depth, complexity and relevance as outlined by state standards. MYP aims and objectives add challenge to courses- process and product

17 The Cycle of Inquiry AwarenessActionReflection

18 A Culture of Curiosity… Visual ArtsInvestigations

19 A Culture of Curiosity… Safety First!Language Learning?

20 A Culture of Curiosity… Working togetherCreating

21 The Personal Project A capstone experience in the 10 th grade MYP Designed to showcase student skills and interest in lifelong learning Students work one-on-one with a faculty supervisor to define and clarify goals and work towards successful completion Students present their work at a public Open House

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24 How does the IB look at Palmer? Authorized by the IB in 1991 (Diploma) and 1998 (MYP, with North Middle School) A magnet for the entire Pikes Peak region Full complement of IB classes grades 9 – 12 –MYP classes –MYP honors classes –A combination of the two Students fully integrated into athletics, clubs and electives at Palmer. Diploma graduation rate exceeds the world avg

25 How are we changing? Palmer MYP no longer offers a “one size fits all” program restricted solely by academic performance. 9 th and 10 th grade course selections aim to provide appropriate rigor for a range of academic abilities. Honors level: based on evidence of above grade- level work, demonstrated student motivation, independence in learning, complexity of content

26 Inside an MYP Classroom These are traits common to all MYP classes, regardless of whether they are instructed at an honors or grade-level.

27 Testimonials… “IB has really stretched my mind!” “I would encourage you to participate in the IB MYP because it is a rigorous program. When I am challenged I do my best work.” “The IB program is full of fun and challenging classes with teachers that will strive to help you learn.” “IB MYP is a great program that has challenged me throughout the year.” “Even though I have been in this program for only a couple months, I am already attached.” The teachers in the IB program will work with you one-on-one if you are struggling with something.

28 Sample MYP schedules 9th grade –English –Math –Biology H or ESPS –US Gov’t & World History –World Language –IBMYP Arts (Theatre, Visual Arts, Music) –MYP P.E. –Elective or study period 10th grade –English –Math –Chemistry H or Biology –US History –World Language –IBMYP Technology –Health/PE –Elective or study period

29 Selecting a World Language 3 options for those interested in IB Diploma –Spanish H –French H –Mandarin Chinese H (ab initio and SL) Each involve daily instruction for 4 years TPRS teaching strategies in place Not planning on attending IB Diploma? –MYP German (non-honors) also a choice

30 Admissions Process November 13 (6:30 pm) Information night January 13 – Feb 11 Prospective students may visit Palmer -- Call (After 12/1) February 3: Registrations are due at Palmer Honors Packet: required for entrance into honors pathway –Includes teacher recommendations –Test scores/grades –Or other evidence of advanced study

31 Why is there an honors packet? The honors packet marks the start of a 4-year conversation about academic goals and declares your interest in preparing for IB Diploma classes. The packet allows the student to present a “body of evidence” of academic achievement and individual learning needs and provides evidence of readiness for advanced studies at the honor’s level.

32 Gifted & Talented IB is not a “gifted-only” program ~55% of IB students are identified gifted IB program serves as one among many programming options available for GT students at Palmer HS Advanced Learning Plans (ALPs) support and compliment IB programs Contact: Michael Chamberlin, Gifted Resource Teacher (719)

33 Additional registration details Registration materials mailed with detailed instructions soon after you submit your Honor’s Packet. If out of District 11/Palmer attendance area: –Must formally enroll with Registrar at Palmer –Must then complete a permit but it will be automatically granted if student is accepted into the honors pathway.

34 Contacts for questions about... 9 th or 10 th grade IB course selection or scheduling –Call Dawn Boden at IB MYP –Call Carolyn Derr at IB Diploma –Call Steve Kern at Application process –Call Sally Kelly at

35 So who is right for IBMYP? Everyone! MYP is a strong pedagogical model that strengthens the delivery of education at all levels. Please seek help in determining whether honors classes are the right choice. The following skills will help… –Motivation, initiative, efficient with study time –Interest in many subjects and topics –Curiosity –Interest in different cultures and world affairs

36 Thank you for your attention.

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