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1 International Baccalaureate Information Meeting September 28, 2011

2 Introductions Bob Behnke Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services Nhu Do IB Administrator IB Teacher Northville Resident Jennifer Pearson Northville Educational Foundation Foundation Manager Janice Henderson Curriculum Coordinator IB Coordinator Kristin Pil IB DP Program Grad Brazil Northville Resident Amy Storm Northville Educational Foundation Treasurer

3 Special Thanks to The Next Chapter Bookstore and Bistro for tonight s refreshments The Next Chapter is a long time supporter of the Northville Education Foundation THANK YOU!!

4 IB Learner Profile Janice Henderson Curriculum Coordinator IB Coordinator

5 IB Learner Profile Thinkers They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions. Balanced They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well being for themselves and others. Communicators They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. Reflective They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development. Risk Takers They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs. Caring They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. Inquirers They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives. Open Minded They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience. Knowledgeable They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines. Principled They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

6 Personal Testimony of an IB Graduate Kristin Pil IB Diploma Program (DP) Graduate Brazil

7 Diploma Program and Middle Years Program Bob Behnke Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services

8 Growth of the IB Diploma Program in North America

9 THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM The International Baccalaureate program is an internationally recognized program of studies which is available to highly motivated 11th and 12th grade students. The program offers the rigor, the structure, and the experiences necessary to challenge academically talented students. Students in IB classes complete a series of examinations based on internationally established standards. The IB program is a holistic philosophy of learning that seeks to address the intellectual, philosophical and social development of the student.

10 THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM The IB DP is a two year program of studies across disciplines, the components of which are: Successful completion of courses in six different subject areas Internal and external assessments and examinations in each area Participation in the CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) Program Completion of the TOK (Theory of Knowledge) course The writing and submission of an Extended Essay in an area of interest to the student

11 IB Impact on University Acceptance Harvard University Yale University Stanford University University of California All Applicants IB Applicants IB DP Applicants 11% 12.5% 13.1% 13% 14.3% 15.1% 13% 16.8% 17.6% 24% 45.4% 50.6%

12 IB Impact on ACT Scores Total Population Certificate Students Diploma Students 0 Average ACT Scores

13 Teaching and Learning in an IB Program IB DP Curriculum Nhu Do IB Program Administrator IB Teacher Northville Resident

14 THE IB DP CURRICULUM

15 Middle Years Program (MYP) Bob Behnke Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services

16 Growth of the Middle Year Program

17 Middle Years Curriculum

18 IB Middle Years Program IB MYP is designed for students in grades The program consists of eight subject groups integrated through five areas of interaction that provide a framework for learning within and across the eight required subjects: English (Language A) Science Second Language (Language B) Social Studies (Humanities) Mathematics Physical Education Arts Technology In the final year of the program (grade 10), students engage in a personal project which demonstrates their understandings and skills.

19 Northville s IB Timeline August 2009 IB report presented to the Board of Education. Board approves MYP & DP Plan Partnership with Northville Educational Foundation (NEF) for funding with the purpose to build understanding, capacity, and support Begin to participate in IB workshops, trainings, support groups, etc. Submit the School Information forms to IB North America. January 2011 School Interest Form Submitted

20 Northville s IB MYP Timeline Begin training and develop one unit that complies with the MYP guidelines. Prior to April 2012 MYP Application for Candidacy to be submitted to IB North America Continue training and developing units Apply for Authorization at the MYP Level. Receive acceptance and perhaps award MYP Certification for students who qualify All Secondary Schools (Grades 6 10) authorized as IB MYP World Schools. Current 8 th Grade Students are the first class eligible to earn a MYP Certificate in 10 th grade.

21 Northville s IB DP Timeline Submit School Information form. Begin coordinator training Submit Application for Candidacy. Attend training sessions, workshops, etc. Begin to design a unit that complies with IB DP requirements Continue training sessions. Submit Application for Authorization Authorization visit and acceptance Begin to graduate students with an IB diploma Current 8 th Grade Students are the first class eligible to earn an IB Diploma in 12 th grade.

22 NEF & Funding $3,000 Initial Training $38,000 MYP and Initial DP Training Application and Fees $86,000+ MYP All Staff and DP Training Application and Fees $68,000+ MYP Fees and DP Training $39,000+ MYP Fees and DP Materials DP Training $20,080+ MYP Fees and DP Fees MYP Fees and DP Fees Annually $21,000+ ($300,000 anticipated total costs from to 15 16)

23 Amy Storm Northville Educational Foundation Treasurer

24 Invest in Your Kids & Community

25 Closing Remarks prior to Questions Mary Kay Gallagher Superintendent of Northville Public Schools

26 Questions??? For more information about IB programs visit: This presentation will be posted on the Northville Public Schools Website

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