Presentation on theme: "Harrison Prep Middle Years Programme Revised 2012"— Presentation transcript:
1 Harrison Prep Middle Years Programme Revised 2012 IB OrientationHarrison PrepMiddle Years ProgrammeRevised 2012
2 History of Harrison Started in 2005 with a Gates Grant Began at Oakwood ElementaryMoved in 2008 to Lake City siteDoubled in staff and student population that yearAuthorized in IB MYP in 2011
3 Vision/Mission Part 1 Revised, 12/09 Students at HP will graduate as caring, curious, confident, and college-ready young people who have respect for multiple cultures and perspectives.
4 Vision/Mission Part 2Teachers at HP will design standards-based challenging learning experiences enriched through technology, community partnerships and personal projects.
5 Vision/Mission Part 3Staff at HP will foster meaningful and personalized relationships preparing students for global citizenship.
6 Why IB? World-wide recognition International focus for curriculum Clear programme expectationsSchool’s quality monitored by an outside sourceEmphasis on the whole learnerReal-world connectionsTeacher trainings to ensure successIB publications monitored for qualityUniversities recognize the qualityCurriculum encourages action and reflection
7 Who decided? Lakewood Rotary suggested… Need for a recognized program of rigor to reach a group of students and families not satisfiedCPSD researched and considered…Looked for the best fitFocus groups convenedHarrison Prep chosen!!
8 What are the benefits?District has options; not a “one size fits all” approach to educationStudents receive rigorous, quality educationRecognition by an international community, colleges, and universitiesAccountability to organization outside district
9 Where are we in the process? Authorized IB World School, 2011MYP Evaluation: 2016DP Application for Candidacy, April 2013DP Authorization projected by Spring, 2015DP Teaching and testing,
10 Who should enroll?All students enrolled automatically in MYP (grades 6-10)DP will require a choice (in the future)Choose wiselyKnow your student(s)Research district optionsKnow the school and its available resourcesMatch school with child’s needs (personal and academic)
11 How is the MYP defined? The MYP is: MYP = Middle Years Programme for students aged 11 to 16a framework of academic challenge8 subject groups, plus personal project in the final yeartaught in any languageThe MYP encourages students to:understand the connections between subjects through interdisciplinary learningunderstand the connections between subjects and the real worldbecome critical and reflective thinkers
13 What is the Learner Profile? IB learners strive to be:InquirersKnowledgeableThinkersCommunicatorsPrincipledOpen-mindedCaringRisk-takersBalancedReflectiveIt’s the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.
14 Learner Profile in action… IB Wednesdays, AdvisoryWonder board (Inquiry)Where in the world…pictures in Spain (Knowledgeable)Student-friendly definitions (looks like/sounds like t-charts)Student reflections on artifacts from each class.
15 Areas of Interaction (AoI) What are they…?Lenses through which to see contentWhat do they do…?Allows for connections to be made between subject areasStudents take ownership of learningLeads to Personal Project (10th grade)
16 What are the AoI? Approaches to Learning (ATL) Community and Service Learning skills taught throughout the year in each subject area (ownership)Community and ServiceCommunity awareness; taking an active partHealth and Social EducationBeing responsible; making good choices
17 AoI continued… Environments Human Ingenuity Understand the issues and take responsibility for the environmentHuman IngenuityAppreciate the creative spirit of humanity and understand the consequences of actions
18 What is assessment? Evaluating a student’s understanding Judging whether the student is “proficient”
19 Let’s be a food critic… Small groups (tables) Pick a favorite restaurantDiscuss what makes a “good” restaurantHow would you describe the qualities of a good restaurant?What is most important/essential to a be good restaurant?If on a scale of 0-5, then at what level is a restaurant meeting the basic definition of “good”?Come up with 3 criteria on which to judge the restaurant. Describe/share out.
20 Why do Standards-based? FairnessProvides clear expectations to students about how to meet standards.Based on the belief that no one should be left behind.Not averaged; allows for students to make improvements.PrecisionGrades should reflect skill level, not other qualities.Ensures all students can do the skills before moving on.
21 Standards-based Assessment What does an IB assessment look like?Scoring Rubrics with the grading expectations using IB CriteriaTests, projects, essays, labs, investigations, etc.Each subject area will assess each criteria at least twice in a year.
22 IB Capstone: Personal Project Based on PERSONAL interests10th Grade advisoryAdvisory grade based on participationPerformance-basedRigorousSupervisors and mentors helpStudents must take ownership
23 IB Diploma Programme vs. Advanced Placement SimilaritiesRigorous, college prepCollege credit possibleEnd-of-course examsDifferencesParent organizationsAP = emphasis on content/breadth; DP = emphasis on depthAP = 1 yr, separate courses; DP = 2-yr courses, 6 classes for Diploma
24 How do colleges view DP? Very favorably Depends on the university Resource:
25 How can you help your students succeed? Be patient.Understand the difference between past grading practices and current ones.Help students to take ownership of their learning.Establish good communication with the school and other families.Find out more about IB by going on the website and asking questions.me! in order to ask questions or set up an appointment to get more information.