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Ib marktwain aug 2011

  1. 1. Mark Twain IB World School<br />IB update August 2011<br />Kathleen Blakeslee<br />
  2. 2. What others are saying…<br />“IB is one of the most significant educational movements on this planet.” <br /> Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University<br />“Educators are the most powerful people in the world. Craig Keilberger, co founder Free the Children<br />“IB requires vision, determination, commitment – in its dedication to connecting community to classrooms.”<br />KhaledHousseini, The Kite Runner & A 1000 Splendid Suns <br />
  3. 3. Who we are…<br />Slide show<br />iPhoto<br />Mark Twain album<br />
  4. 4. IB @ Mark Twain delivers: <br />Integrated curriculum w/ TEKS & PYP themes<br />Counter-balance to high-stakes testing environment<br />Inquiry-based classrooms encouraging student engagement<br />Concept-based curriculum building student connections<br />Consistent vision enabling faculty to improve and develop our professional practices <br />
  5. 5. We develop students who: <br />Are eager to act on their knowledge<br />Think and make meaningful choices - “meaningful daily actions”<br />Ask questions and pursue their curiosity<br />Have ideas and express themselves in +media<br />Are aware of social injustices and strive to improve their world<br />
  6. 6. One perfect example is Exhibition:<br />How do our students do this? <br />Yes, our 5th grade teachers are incredible…<br />Our students have learned to read, think, inquire, act, reflect, feel, create, collaborate, make decisions, produce, and present throughout their time with us. <br />Actions speak louder than words…<br /> We are developing human beings! <br />
  7. 7. A few facts about IB & Mark Twain<br />There are over 4000 IB schools world wide, including all 3 programmes – PYP, MYP, DP<br />IBAmericas has doubled in the past 5 years<br />There are 2 other regions: <br /> Asia Pacific and Africa, Europe, Middle East<br />There are: <br />~ 800 PYP programs in ~ 90 countries world wide<br />~ 430 PYP schools in the Americas<br />~ 30+ PYP schools in Texas<br /> Mark Twain was the very first in Texas! according to IB facts<br />
  8. 8. Mark Twain’s IB history<br />2000 - first introductory workshop w/7 teachers <br />2003 – application for authorization submitted<br />2004 – authorization visit <br />2005 – authorized, first PYP in Texas<br />2006-07 – self study<br />2007 - report submitted Dec 2007 <br />2008 – evaluation visit<br />2009 – matters to be addressed action plan approved<br />2011-12 - self study for 2nd evaluation<br />2012-13 – verification visit for evaluation <br />
  9. 9. How do we fulfill our legacy? <br />Continue to improve IB practices in our classrooms<br />Understand and self-assess the new IB Standards (2011)<br />Articulate indicators for the self-study rubric<br />Revisit our Assessment Policy – make it real<br />Revise our Language Policy to include Dual Language<br />Empower & talk, listen, reflect with IB Focus Group – enjoy our professional dialogue @ what we do<br />Participate in professional development during our Wed Faculty Hour<br />
  10. 10. What we are saying…<br />www.marktwainibworldschool.org<br />
  11. 11. MT planner: professional development 2011-12<br />Show on document camera<br />
  12. 12. IB implementation rubric<br />Show on document planner<br />More to follow for inquiry + <br />
  13. 13. Self-assessment of our practice<br />Listen to directions!<br /> (Directions are also written on the handout.)<br />There are 6 columns, 2 each for: <br />planning, teaching, assessing<br />IN each of these 3 there are 2 columns: <br />increased emphasis <br />decreased emphasis<br />Select a practice from each column<br />Increased emphasis – give an example<br />Decreased emphasis – write your plan to improve.<br />
  14. 14. Here’s to a great year…<br />The IB Focus Group is coming together with the following participants:<br /> Karen Watts, Rebecca Zirczy, Michele Rawson, Colleen Jones, Christine Cowan, Glenn Deering<br />The IB Focus Group is not exclusive - show up when meetings are announced! <br />We welcome all participates, especially from grade levels that are not represented. <br />

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