Presentation on theme: "The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Metro"— Presentation transcript:
1 The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Metro
2 Big Picture Regions Africa / Europe / Middle East The Americas Asia Pacific Big PictureProgramsPrimary Years Programme (Ages 3-12)Middle Years Programme (Ages 11-16)Diploma Programme (Ages 16-19)
3 HistoryInternational Baccalaureate founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968Curriculum and assessment standards to be recognized by universities throughout Europe and the rest of the world.Facilitate mobility of students
4 Structure Internal Assessment Schools “join” the IB Graded by teachers; reviewed by external examinersIncludes essays, projects, oral presentations and commentaryFinal examinations$$$3-6 hoursGraded by external examinersSchools “join” the IBProbationary period$$$Staff trainingInitialOngoingCurriculumEmphasizes depthPrescribed topics and readingsChoices by teachers
5 Mission of IB Help young people to… Explore knowledge and ideas, Care enough to help create a better and more peaceful world,Understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right
6 IB students strive to be… Inquirers who develop their natural curiosityKnowledgeable about ideas and issues that have local and global significanceThinkers who take the initiative to solve complicated problemsCommunicators who express ideas creatively and confidently and work well with othersPrincipled and act with integrity and a strong sense of fairness and justiceOpen-minded enough to understand our own personal history , values and traditions and to always seek to understand those of othersCompassionate and respectful to the needs and feelings of othersConfident risk-takers with the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and ways of doing things and with the courage to defend their beliefsIntellectually, physically and emotionally balanced to achieve personal well-beingReflective about what and how they are learning and to work with their strengths and weaknesses to support their own personal development
7 The rewards… Personal: External: Skills knowledge Priority in college admissionAdvanced placement – up to one full year!
8 International Baccalaureate (IB) Advanced Placement (AP) International-emphasis on global perspectivesMostly US- more academic than philosophicalFrom the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Mission:Through challenging programs of international education and assessment, IBO seeks to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people, who will become compassionate citizens seeking a better and more peaceful world.The College Board Mission:To be a great educational organization dedicated to preparing, inspiring, and connecting students to college success and opportunity, with a commitment to excellence and equity.Holistic or Total Program- The IB Program is a course of study, encompassing six areas: English, history, science, foreign language, math and an IB-approved elective.Single Strength or Cafeteria Style in which students choose AP courses that fit their strengths and that are independent of one another.Diploma students;Theory of KnowledgeExtended EssayComplete 150 CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) hrs.No additional requirementsMore divergent- asks why more than whatMore Convergent- asks what more than whyGraded World-wideGraded in USMany factors, such as papers, orals, and projects, in addition to the written exam, determine the final score (1-7)Score (1-5) hinges on the written examEmphasizes process and integration of content across content areasContent drivenIB students may also sit for AP examsAP students may not sit for IB exams
9 From the College Board website: How do colleges and universities recognize International Baccalaureate courses and the IB Diploma?The IB Diploma is increasingly being viewed as a strong indicator of academic promise and achievement. IB students often have an advantage in the admissions process at selective universities. In addition, IB courses and exams are recognized for the purpose of advanced credit and/or placement at over 1,000 North American colleges and universities. In fact, nearly 120 postsecondary institutions now grant a full year of credit or its equivalent to students who have earned the IB Diploma.
11 How the two years look… 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IB World Lit (HL) 11121IB World Lit (HL)IB English (HL)2IB History of Americas (HL)3IB Biology (SL or HL)4IB Math (SL) AP CalculusTrig/AnalyGeoIB Math (SL) AP Calculus5French 5 / Spanish 5 / 6AP Latin 5 / 6IB French (SL) IB Spanish (SL)IB Latin (SL)IB French (SL) IB Spanish (SL)IB Latin (SL)Elective Choice6Theory of Knowledge 1 / 2 (HL)7IB Music (SL or HL)IB Art (SL)
12 Different kinds of assessments… English: major essay and oral commentaryMath: projectHistory: major essayBiology: InvestigationsLanguages: oralsArt: investigation notebook and “work”Music: performance
13 CreativityActionService Experiential learningReal tasks that have real consequencesSpend time with others to build relationships and develop self-worth of both server and served.Creativity – could involve doing dance, theatre, music and artAction – could include participation in expeditions, sports, or physical activities like digging a trench to bring water to a villageService – building links with individuals or groups within the community
14 Extended EssayIndependent research/investigation of topic chosen by the studentResult of approximately 40 hours of work by studentWork is supervised and supported by facultyDraft due in August of senior year
15 What is TOK? Theory of Knowledge What do I know and how did I come to know it?What counts as knowledge in this society? …in other societies?How does what I’m learning in school fit together?...fit with what I experience outside school?Who owns knowledge? What is it value ? What are the implications of having, or not having, knowledge?
16 Application Process Teacher Recommendations Two requiredOne must be from English teacherReview of grades, PLAN scores, attendanceNo FsEvidence of good habits and motivationInterview with you and your parentsYou’ll need their support!