Presentation on theme: "IB Middle Years Programme Where the big kids go…"— Presentation transcript:
1 IB Middle Years Programme Where the big kids go… A discussion about PYP and MYPSimilarities, Differences, Transitions & Possibilities
2 In an hour… MYP overview Disciplinary (trans, multi, inter, cross) Sample plannersResources for future reference
3 Middle Years Programme General Overview:For students aged 11 to 16 yearsEncourages connections between studies in traditional subjects to the real worldFosters development of communication skills, intercultural understanding and global awareness850 schools in 79 countries, students
5 The MYP requires schools to teach a broad and balanced choice of subjects in every year of the programme, organized into eight subject groups:• language A (ideally, the student’s mother tongue)• language B (a second modern language)• humanities• sciences• mathematics• arts• physical education• technology
6 The broad and balanced programme model: Broad base of disciplines to ensure knowledge and skillsEach subject includes skills, attitudes and knowledge + understanding of conceptsAbility to apply ideas into new contextsConcurrency of learningDifferent subjects are studied simultaneously, using higher-order thinking skills to explore various disciplines in depth, identifying how each are linked and establishing their relevance to local and global issuesDevelopment of whole personAffective, cognitive, creative and physical
7 Areas of InteractionA unique approach to development of skills and attitudes relevant in today’s global society Approaches to learning (ATL) represents learning skills that the student will develop and apply during the programme and beyond. Community and service considers how students can learn about their place within communities and be motivated to act in a new context. Health and social education is designed to help students identify and develop skills that will enable them to function as effective members of societies.
8 Areas of InteractionEnvironments considers how humans interact with the world at large and the parts we play in our environments.Human ingenuity deals with the way in which human minds have influenced the world and considers the consequences of human thought and action. Through this area of interaction students can develop ways of thinking that are a good preparation for the theory of knowledge course in the Diploma Programme.
9 The Personal ProjectThe personal project is an important part of the MYP for all students. The personal project is a reflection of a student’s ability to manage and direct their own inquiry and a reflection of the skills learned through the MYP experience. The process of completing the personal project is led by the student, with supervision by a teacher. The assessment of the personal project is a summative assessment of students’ ability to conduct independent work using the areas of interaction as contexts for their inquiries.
10 Standard Assessment Model Criterion-based assessment scale is standard worldwide.7 = Excellent6 = Very good5 = Good4 = Satisfactory3 = Mediocre2 = Poor1 = Very poorAssessment must be varied and valid. IB encourages assessment tasks that include:open-ended, problem-solving activities and investigationsorganized debatestests and examinationshands-on experimentationanalysisreflectionAll assessment is carried out internally by teachers. Schools can opt for MYP moderation.
11 Interdisciplinary Learning An important feature of MYP curriculum and pedagogy is its commitment to students’ interdisciplinary learning—that is, their ability to make meaningful connections across subjects in order to understand, and act in, the world. By placing students at the centre of the learning process and building on a holistic view of students and knowledge, the MYP seeks to cultivate students’ involvement in their own learning.
12 Looking beyond a single discipline MultidisciplinaryRelating to, or making use of several disciplines at onceCross-disciplinaryCoordinated effort involving two or more academic disciplinesTransdisciplinaryApproaches that transcend boundaries of conventional disciplinesInterdisciplinaryProcess of combining two or more disciplines, fields of study or professionsHere is our PYP standpointThis is the MYP perspective
13 The MYP Planner Backward design based on Wiggins & McTighe’s work Similar to PYP PlannerNoteworthy components:Area of InteractionConceptsKey Question (like an essential question)
16 Discussion Threads How does this information impact your work at MCS? How can your programmes flow seamlessly into one another?How can you best set students up for success?What questions do you have about the MYP?Answer: Where is the warmest place to attend a training session?