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1 More Choices! More Electives! More Individualized Learning Opportunities!

2 CURRENT “JUNIOR HIGH” SCHEDULE 8-Period, Fixed-Time Model

3 PROBLEMS/ISSUES WITH OUR “JUNIOR HIGH” SCHEDULE MODEL Lack of Flexibility Numerous Schedule Conflicts & Imbalances Wellness & Thai Language Requirements Limited Elective Choices for Students Limited Teacher Common Planning Managing Homework Loads Common Assessments & Rubrics (Consistency) Collaborative Analysis of Student Work ISB Mission Initiatives Challenge/Enrichment Guiding Principles 2020

4 ISB GUIDING PRINCIPLES 2020 Choice Choice Challenge Challenge Creativity, Innovation & Passion Creativity, Innovation & Passion Authentic, Real-World Situations Authentic, Real-World Situations “Whole Student” “Whole Student” Growth Mindset Growth Mindset Research-based Research-based eLearning eLearning

5 SCHEDULE RESEARCH “Middle School” Philosophy & Scheduling Assoc. for Middle Level Education (USA) Middle Years of School Assoc. (AUS) Other Schools Catlin Gabel School (Private USA) Dixon Middle School (Public USA) Hong Kong International School Shanghai American School Taipei American School

6 ISB CONSULTATION/ENDORSEMENT Middle School: Bridge to the Future Head of School Deputy Head of School Curriculum Director & Specialist HS Principal & Vice-Principal IB Coordinator ES Principal & Vice-Principal

7 NEW “MIDDLE SCHOOL” SCHEDULE: LEARNING-FOCUSED GOALS Holistic “Whole Student” Approach to Adolescent Development Academic, Social, Emotional, Ethical & Physical Challenge, Enrichment & Support Creativity, Design & Innovation “Learning to Learn” (Metacognition) Regular Teacher Common Planning Teaming to Support Developmental Needs

8 MIN: A-DAYB-DAY 170 “FLEXIBLE CORE” - HUMANITIES - MATH -SCIENCE >= Time Allocation @ ISB HS 65 LANGUAGE EAP/LS PE 65 ELECTIVE 1ELECTIVE 2 45 EAP/LS/CHALLENGE/ENRICHMENT/ePORTFOLIOS/ THAI LANGUAGE & CULTURE/WELLNESS /SSR/PROJECTS/FIELD TRIPS/ASSEMBLIES

9 FLEXIBLE ENRICHMENT PERIOD DAILY/WEEKLY STRUCTURE: Challenge, Enrichment, Support Student Needs and Interests Focus on ISB Mission & Definition of Learning L2L “Learning to Learn” Literacy, Metacognition, & Wellness Community Meetings Leadership, Community, Wellness, Demonstrations & Celebrations

10 C.E.S.: CHALLENGE Math Counts Science Expo Creative Writing Music Composition Model United Nations Computer Programming Independent Research Studies Destination Imagination

11 C. E.S.: ENRICHMENT *Thai Language & Culture Native Spanish/Mandarin Public Speaking/Debate U.S./World History Honors Band/Orchestra/Choir Music Ensemble Personal Fitness/Team Sports 3D Design *new requirement for non-Natives

12 C.E. S.: SUPPORT Transition Skills (G6) Study Skills Reading Support Writing Applications Math Enrichment English for Academic Purposes Intensive Studies

13 ENGLISH LANGUAGE OPTIONS Struggling, Needs More Time Core Humanities + Reading/Writing Support Achieving, Has Other Interests Core Humanities + Debate High-Achieving, Needs More Challenge Core Humanities + Creative Writing

14 MATHEMATICS OPTIONS Struggling, Needs More Time Core Math + Math Support Achieving, Has Other Interests Core Math + Science Expo High-Achieving, Needs More Challenge Core Math + Math Counts

15 ENCORE + ELECTIVE + Enrichment OPTIONS BAND BAND + ART + Honors Band STRINGS STRINGS + PHOTO + Music Ensemble

16 L2L “LEARNING TO LEARN” SSR – SUSTAINED SILENT READING ePORTFOLIOS WELLNESS Delivered by Grade Level Counselors

17 COMMUNITY MEETINGS Assemblies (G6-8) Grade Levels “Houses” Single-Gender Trip Meetings Wellness Groups Service-Learning Groups

18 FLEXIBLE ENRICHMENT PERIOD DAILY/WEEKLY STRUCTURE: Challenge, Enrichment, Support Student Needs and Interests Focus on ISB Mission & Definition of Learning L2L “Learning to Learn” Literacy, Metacognition, & Wellness Community Meetings Leadership, Community, Wellness, Demonstrations & Celebrations

19 MON A TUE B WED A THU B FRI A WEEK 1 L2LC/E/SL2LC/E/SL2L MON B TUE A WED B THU A FRI B WEEK 2 C/E/SL2LC/E/SL2LC/E/S

20 MON A TUE B WED A THU B FRI A WEEK 1 L2LC/E/SL2LC/E/SL2L MON B TUE A WED B THU A FRI B WEEK 2 C/E/S WE L2L - NESS C/E/SL2LC/E/S

21 MON A TUE B WED A THU B FRI A WEEK 1 L2LC/E/S COMM MEETING C/E/SL2L MON B TUE A WED B THU A FRI B WEEK 2 C/E/S WE L2L - NESS C/E/SL2LC/E/S

22 MON A TUE B WED A THU B FRI A WEEK 1 L2LC/E/S COMM MEETING C/E/SL2L MON B TUE A WED B THU A FRI B WEEK 2 C/E/S WE L2L - NESS C/E/SL2L COMM MEETING

23 NON-CLASS TIME BREAK: 15 Minutes LUNCH: 35 Minutes Staggered G6,7,8 = shorter lunch lines TRANSITIONS: 5 Minutes Reduced from 3 > 2 per day

24 NEW “MIDDLE SCHOOL” SCHEDULE Let’s Review...

25 ISB MAP TESTING: MATH - FALL 2012 GRADE: 678 90%tile21%33%37% 75%tile50%62%63% 50%tile84%89%86% MEDIAN75%82%

26 ISB MAP TESTING: READING - FALL 2012 GRADE: 678 50%tile 75%82%71% NON-EAL/LS 50%tile 87%88%83% 85%tile 29%30%28% NON-EAL/LS 85%tile 37%36%


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