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  • Opening activity as parents come in:




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  • What words in AISD’s mission & vision tie back in to the IB’s mission?



  • Which profile do you consider to be the most important?
    Which profile would you like a teacher to demonstrate?



  • Teachers at AISD are expected to actively display the Learner Profile in their classrooms. These are available in Tagore, the school’s faculty server.

    If you’d like a starter set printed for you, let me know.



  • PUt the rocks here for IBPYP milestones at AISD
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    • 1. “International-Mindedness” What does that phrase make you think of? (images, synonyms, associations, etc) What does it mean to be “internationally-minded”? Use the scrap paper at your table to jot down/ sketch out some of your thoughts about the questions above.
    • 2. Please write your name and draw something you enjoy doing. Kassandra
    • 3. 1968 - The Diploma Program The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.
    • 4. 1994 - The Middle Years Program (students aged 11-16) This period, encompassing early puberty and mid-adolescence, is a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development and requires a program that helps students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts.
    • 5. 1997 - The Primary Years Program (students aged 3-12) The IB Primary Years Program focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry- based learning.
    • 6. Education for a better world: the IB Primary Years Program
    • 7. Mission The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
    • 8. Primary Years Programme How does the PYP define curriculum?  Written curriculum  Taught curriculum  Assessed curriculum This is a model whereby all three components inform each other.
    • 9. Primary Years Programme The Written curriculum The most significant and distinctive feature of the IB Primary Years Programme is the six transdisciplinary themes. These themes are about issues that have meaning for, and are important to, all of us. The programme offers a balance between learning about or through the subject areas, and learning beyond them. The six themes of global significance create a transdisciplinary framework that allows students to "step up" beyond the confines of learning within subject areas. • Who we are • Where we are in place and time • How we express ourselves • How the world works • How we organize ourselves • Sharing the planet
    • 10. Primary Years Programme The Taught curriculum The six transdisciplinary themes help teachers to develop a programme of inquiries–in-depth investigations into important ideas, identified by the teachers, and requiring a high level of involvement on the part of the students. These inquiries are substantial, in-depth and usually last for several weeks. The Assessed curriculum Assessment is an important part of each unit of inquiry as it both enhances learning and provides opportunities for students to reflect on what they know, understand and can do. The teacher's feedback to the students provides the guidance, the tools and the incentive for them to become more competent, more skillful and better at understanding how to learn.
    • 11. The Learner Profile R R R Knowledgeable Risk-takers Thinkers Inquirers Principled Reflective Communicators Caring Balanced Open-minded
    • 12. How to support your child Ask questions Do not do the work for them, they will learn by doing Ask them what the instructions mean Give feedback, help them to assess themselves Support them in taking responsibility Follow up on teacher suggestions
    • 13. AISD Milestones 2008 - Began implementing 2010 - Authorization 2013 - Evaluation

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