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    1. 1. Welcome to the IB Program at Sturgis Public Charter School Mr. Peter Steedman Dr. Sheila Gilligan IB Program Coordinators An Overview of the Program March 18, 2009
    2. 2. Session Overview <ul><li>Two Powerful Programs Available at Sturgis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Baccalaureate Diploma Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Baccalaureate Certificate Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Students Programs of Study </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>4. Results </li></ul><ul><li>5. Questions and Answers (hopefully!) </li></ul>
    3. 3. WHAT IS THE IB?
    4. 4. THE IBO’s 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….
    5. 5. THE IBO’s Mission: To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment….
    6. 6. THE IBO’s Mission: These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
    7. 7. The IB Learner Profile Inquirers Knowledgeable Critical thinkers Communicators Risk-takers Principled Caring Open-minded Well- balanced Reflective
    8. 8. What is the I.B.? The International Baccalaureate <ul><li>Two-year comprehensive college prep curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>(Grades 11 & 12) </li></ul><ul><li>Leading to Full Diploma or Certificates in individual subjects </li></ul><ul><li>2,000 schools worldwide – 50 % in North America. </li></ul><ul><li>122 countries in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>500,000 students. </li></ul>
    9. 9. How has the IB grown? The IB has experienced rapid and consistent growth over the past 15 years. <ul><li>Demand for IB programmes continues to be very strong. The organization does not actively market its programmes so most new schools join as a result of “word of mouth”. </li></ul><ul><li>The major obstacles to schools becoming IB World Schools are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the cost relative to local alternatives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>language (mainly English, French and Spanish) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>local university recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>government regulations and national curriculum requirements. </li></ul></ul>Annual growth rates for the three programmes demonstrate strong and consistent year on year growth. The IB is currently estimated to reach over 500,000 students. While the IB works in 125 countries, in reality most of the schools can be found in a smaller number of countries.
    10. 10. The IB Hexagon
    11. 11. <ul><li>TWO PROGRAMS of STUDY </li></ul>
    12. 12. Possible IB Diploma programmes <ul><li>Higher Level Standard Level </li></ul><ul><li> English A1 Biology </li></ul><ul><li> Visual Arts Math Studies </li></ul><ul><li> History of Europe French B </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Level Standard Level </li></ul><ul><li>Physics English A1 </li></ul><ul><li>History of Europe Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li> Mathematics Latin </li></ul>*Students attempt to get 1-7 score in each subject *Diploma students hope to attain a Total of 24 Points *Student MUST average a 4 at HL *The following are forbidden: Score of 2 at HL/ two 2s at SL/ three 3s
    13. 13. IB Diploma Courses Available at Sturgis Any Diploma Courses May Be Taken For Certificates <ul><li>Higher Level Standard Level </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Group 1 : Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Language A1 English English </li></ul><ul><li>Group 2: Second Language </li></ul><ul><li>Language B French French </li></ul><ul><li>Latin Latin </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Ab Initio X French </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that Sturgis requires 6 years of foreign language. </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li> Other Subjects Higher Level Standard Level </li></ul><ul><li>Group 3: Individuals and Society History* History* </li></ul><ul><li> Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>ITGS (Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li> in a Global Society) </li></ul><ul><li>*(Four years of History are required for a Sturgis Diploma but Psychology and ITGS may be taken as electives under group 6, Arts and Electives.) </li></ul><ul><li>Group 4: Experimental Sciences Biology Biology Chemistry Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Physics Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Systems & Societies* </li></ul><ul><li>*(Environmental Systems & Societies is a transdisciplinary subject that counts as both Group 3 and Group 4 subjects.) </li></ul><ul><li>Group 5: Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Math Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Group 6 : Arts and Electives Art/Design Art/Design </li></ul><ul><li>(Or second subject choice Music Music </li></ul><ul><li>from Group 2, 3, or 4) Theatre Arts Theatre Arts </li></ul>IB Diploma Courses Available at Sturgis Any Diploma Courses May Be Taken For Certificates
    15. 15. Expectations <ul><li>The IB Diploma Program is very rigorous </li></ul><ul><li>HL courses will require “extra” study outside of class </li></ul><ul><li>Diligence is required over a long period of time </li></ul><ul><li>Students can expect to work on IB assignments during vacations </li></ul><ul><li>Students may need to carefully plan their extracurricular involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to be motivated and responsible for their own work </li></ul><ul><li>Parents should assist SCPS by keeping kids in school </li></ul><ul><li>A quiet place to study at night is essential </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>THE FULL DIPLOMA PROGRAM </li></ul>
    17. 17. Summary of IB Diploma’s Nine Requirements <ul><li>Primary Features: Students must choose six courses of study. </li></ul><ul><li>*Three at the Higher Level </li></ul><ul><li>*Three at the Standard Level </li></ul><ul><li>A First Language (language A1) </li></ul><ul><li>A Second Language (Language B) </li></ul><ul><li>A Study of Man (Social Science) </li></ul><ul><li>A Laboratory Science </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>The Arts or a second course from groups 2,3, or 4 </li></ul><ul><li>*Students attempt to get 1-7 score in each subject </li></ul><ul><li>*Diploma students hope to attain a Total of 24 Points </li></ul><ul><li>*The following are forbidden: Score of 2 at HL/ two 2s at SL/ three 3s </li></ul><ul><li>Three Additional Features </li></ul><ul><li>Theory of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>CAS Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Write an Extended Essay </li></ul><ul><li>Diploma Awarded = All CAS requirements met and passing score (A-F) in ToK & EE </li></ul>
    18. 18. Theory of Knowledge CAS THE EXTENDED ESSAY The Integrating Glue <ul><li>TOK - Theory of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>“ How Do We Know What We Know? </li></ul><ul><li>Year 1: Ways of Knowing </li></ul><ul><li>Plato: Knowledge = Justified True Belief </li></ul><ul><li>Perception </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Reason </li></ul><ul><li>Emotion </li></ul>
    19. 19. TOK - Theory of Knowledge “How Do We Know What We Know? <ul><li>Linking Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge: What role does personal experience play in the formation of knowledge claims? </li></ul><ul><li>Perception: How, and to what extent, might assumptions affect sense perception? </li></ul><ul><li>Language: How do the words we use to describe an idea affect our understanding of the world? </li></ul><ul><li>Reason: Is Reason purely objective and universal, or does it vary across cultures? </li></ul><ul><li>Emotion: Can we ever know anything purely through Emotions? </li></ul>
    20. 20. Theory of Knowledge CAS THE EXTENDED ESSAY The Integrating Glue <ul><li>TOK - Theory of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>“ How Do We Apply What We Know?” </li></ul><ul><li>Year 2: Areas of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics/Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Please see handout to see possible ToK Essay Topics for the Class of ‘08 </li></ul>
    21. 21. CAS - Creativity/ Action /Service <ul><li>CAS requires a balanced program of experiential activities </li></ul><ul><li>over two years in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community service activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative endeavors such as theatre or musical productions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports and other physical activities for a ‘sound body’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The goals of CAS are to achieve a set of Learning Outcomes, for example: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>awareness of strengths & weaknesses, collaboration, perseverance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Proposal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Reflection Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Essay </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. The Extended Essay <ul><li> On top of regular studies… </li></ul><ul><li>Diploma candidates must write an extended essay of 4,000 words </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate a topic of special interest </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Independent research </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>40 hours recommended </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work with Faculty Supervisor </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The essay permits students </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to deepen their program of study by selecting a topic from one of their courses </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to add breadth to their academic experience by electing to write in a subject not included in their program choices </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 23. SAMPLE EXTENDED ESSAY TITLES FROM STURGIS <ul><li>EE in Music </li></ul><ul><li>How did Asian Music Influence Benjamin Britton’s </li></ul><ul><li>Compositions </li></ul><ul><li>EE in Latin </li></ul><ul><li>The Aeneid and Marcus Claudius Marcellus: A Roman Legend in the Future Tense </li></ul><ul><li>EE in History </li></ul><ul><li>How Did Methods of Communication Prior to the Civil War Influence the Military Tactics and Strategy of that War? </li></ul><ul><li>An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Evacuation of Children from German and English Cities in World War II </li></ul>
    24. 24. MORE EXTENDED ESSAY TITLES FROM STURGIS <ul><li>EE in Theater Arts </li></ul><ul><li>A Collaboration of Meisner and Chubbuck for a New Direction in Techniques of Acting </li></ul><ul><li>EE in Language 1(English) </li></ul><ul><li>Characterization Techniques Utilized by Joyce Carol Oates </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Oliver’s Use of Nature in Her Poetry as a Metaphor for Human Nature </li></ul><ul><li>EE in Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Bacteria and Antibiotic Resistance </li></ul><ul><li>EE in Art and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Are There Multiple Interpretations for the Context of the Bayeux Tapestry? </li></ul>
    25. 25. How Does One Obtain a Diploma? <ul><li>Students Must Score a TOTAL of 24 Points </li></ul><ul><li>History HL : 5 French SL : 3 </li></ul><ul><li>English HL: 4 Biology SL: 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Math HL: 4 Art SL: 4 </li></ul><ul><li>TOK & EE = 1 </li></ul><ul><li>CAS Completed </li></ul><ul><li>Total = 24 Points </li></ul><ul><li>No 2s in HL Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate Candidates: No Point Total Needed for earning a Sturgis High School Diploma (but must complete IAs) </li></ul>
    26. 26. <ul><li>THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM </li></ul>
    27. 27. Certificate Program for the IB <ul><li>Choose any course or courses (available for the Diploma) No balance is necessary between HL and SL </li></ul><ul><li>No Extended Essay </li></ul><ul><li>No Theory of Knowledge (TOK) </li></ul><ul><li>No CAS </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Students are exposed to the IB curriculum even in those courses for which they will not be taking IB Exams. </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>SAMPLE IB PROGRAMS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The following are samples only. Individual desires and needs will vary as will university requirements. The purpose is to demonstrate the flexible nature of the IB Program in accommodating a variety of student needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All samples are of full Diploma candidates. </li></ul>
    29. 29. The Artist Higher Level Standard Level Art/Design Math Studies English A1 Environmental Systems & Societies History French B (Plus TOK, Extended Essay and CAS)
    30. 30. The Lawyer <ul><li>Higher Level Standard Level </li></ul><ul><li>English A1 Theater Arts </li></ul><ul><li>History Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Latin Environmental Systems & Societies </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>(CAS,EE,TOK) </li></ul>
    31. 31. The Business Executive Higher Level Standard Level Math English A1 Physics Spanish ab initio History ITGS or Business (CAS,EE,TOK)
    32. 32. The Doctor <ul><li>Higher Level Standard Level </li></ul><ul><li>Biology English A1 </li></ul><ul><li>Math History </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry Latin </li></ul><ul><li>(CAS,EE,TOK) </li></ul>
    33. 33. The Engineer <ul><li>Higher Level Standard Level </li></ul><ul><li>Physics English A1 </li></ul><ul><li>Math French B </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry History </li></ul><ul><li>(CAS,EE,TOK) </li></ul>
    34. 34. IB ? ? ? ?
    35. 35. <ul><li>ASSESSMENT </li></ul>
    36. 36. IB Examinations and Assessment <ul><li>Throughout two-year program, students are assessed both internally (by the teacher) and externally (by the IB Organization) in ways that measure individual performance against stated objectives for each subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>In nearly all subjects at least some of the evaluation of students is carried out by teachers, who mark individual pieces of work produced as part of a course of study such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Orals </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory Work </li></ul><ul><li>Investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Performances </li></ul><ul><li>Essays </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure that standards are met these assessments are moderated by the IBO </li></ul>
    37. 37. IB Examinations and Assessment <ul><li>2. External Evaluations or Assessments: </li></ul><ul><li>Non-exam work – Some evaluation tasks are conducted and overseen by teachers without the restrictions of examination conditions, but these tasks are then marked externally by examiners appointed by the IB. These are mailed to examiners by a prescribed deadline at the end of year two of the program. They include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World Literature Essays for Language A (English) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essays for Theory of Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended Essays </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Examinations </li></ul><ul><li>Because of the greater degree of objectivity and reliability provided by the standard examination environment, examinations form the greatest share of the assessment/evaluation for each subject </li></ul><ul><li>assessed written examinations (May of year 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Criterion referenced exams that measure student performance against well defined levels of achievement. Results, then, are determined by performance against set standards , not by each student’s position in the overall rank order. </li></ul>
    38. 38. Internal Assessments <ul><li>Art Workbook and Theatre Research Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Group 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Commentaries </li></ul><ul><li>Language A1 (English) </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul>
    39. 39. 2. External Assessments <ul><li>World Literature Essays </li></ul><ul><li>Theory of Knowledge Essays </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Essays </li></ul>
    40. 40. 3. Examinations <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the impact of foreign intervention on either the Chinese Civil War or the Spanish Civil War. </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the status of women in two single-party states, each chosen from a different region. </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Let f (9x) = -3/4 X2 + x + 4 </li></ul><ul><li>-Write down f (x) </li></ul><ul><li>-Find the equation of the normal to the curve of f at (2,3) </li></ul><ul><li>-This normal intersects the curve of f at (2,3) at one other point P. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the x-coordinate of P. </li></ul>
    41. 41. Examinations <ul><li>Language A (English) </li></ul><ul><li>How far, and in what ways, do writers present issues of self-awareness and/or self deception in two or three novels or short stories you have studied? </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Explain photophosphorylation in terms of chemiosmosis. </li></ul>
    42. 42. <ul><li>RESULTS </li></ul>
    43. 43. I.B. Participation ’06 – ’08 Number of Certificates and percentages of students <ul><li>IB Certificates Class ’06 Class ’07 Class ‘08 </li></ul><ul><li># of Students 67 64 61 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Exams 272 296 335 </li></ul><ul><li>HL/SL 109/163 127/169 145/190 </li></ul><ul><li>At least 1 97% 98% 98% </li></ul><ul><li>At least 3 66% 86% 98% </li></ul><ul><li>At least 6 34% 47% 67% </li></ul><ul><li>Full Diploma 24% 31% 34% </li></ul><ul><li>Special Ed. 7 took 19 8 took 21 8 took 29 </li></ul>2009 Full Diploma 44% 2010 Full Diploma 70%
    44. 44. I.B. Performance ’06 – ’08 Scores (1-7) and Percentages of students <ul><li>IB Certificates Class ’06 Class ’07 Class ‘08 </li></ul><ul><li>RESULTS </li></ul><ul><li>% of scores @ 3+ 84% 88% 88% </li></ul><ul><li>% of scores @ 4+ 50% 63% 59% </li></ul><ul><li>% Sp.Ed. scores @ 3+ 63% 95% 76% </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>% w/ at least one 3+ 91% 100% 100% </li></ul><ul><li>% w/ at least one 4+ 69% 92% 93% </li></ul><ul><li>% Diplomas achieved 25% (4/16) 75% (15/20) 62% (13/21) </li></ul>
    45. 45. IB Exam Results at Sturgis 2005-2008 Sessions 63% (4+) 50 % (4+) 60% (4+) 83.4 8 38 90 80 48 5 3 2006 88 88 83.5 Pass rate in % (3+) 5 15 38 28 26 7 2 2005 1 7 1 (Very Poor) 42 28 2 (Poor) 98 75 3 (Mediocre) 115 100 4 (Satisfactory) 60 69 5 (Good) 28 14 6 (Very Good) 5 3 7 (Superior) 2008 2007 IB Marks
    46. 46. Payment Planning <ul><li>Sturgis agrees to pay ALL IB fees. </li></ul>
    47. 47. IB ? ? ? ?
    48. 48. Need Information? <ul><li>International Baccalaureate Organization website </li></ul><ul><li> www. Ibo .org </li></ul><ul><li>The IB Coordinator’s Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr. Steedman (psteedman@sturgischarterschool.org) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Gilligan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(sgilligan@sturgischarterschool.org) </li></ul></ul>
    49. 49. Thank You
    50. 50. <ul><ul><ul><li>January 2002 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>© IBO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thank you to the following schools for supplying photos: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Frankfurt International School, Germany </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International School of Tanganyika, Tanzania </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>St Clares College, Oxford, UK </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International School Bangkok, Thailand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Designer: Mary Tiegreen </li></ul></ul></ul>Produced by the corporate relations office The International Baccalaureate Organization © IBO 2002