Pamoja education ows parent and student presentation 2012 v2
Online IB Diploma Programme Courses through the IB Open World School ProjectInformation forParents andStudents www.pamojaeducation.com
Why choose to study an online IB Diploma Programme Coursethrough an IB Open World School? The IB vision for online education • Strategically extend subject choice for students. • Promote rich student-student and student-teacher interaction in a global class environment. • Enable students, increasingly socialized in the digital world, to develop essential skills to life after school. Why do students choose IB online courses though an IB Open World School? • Allows them to study IB subjects otherwise unavailable at their school. • Allows them to connect with an IB Open World School to benefit from an “IB experience”. • Provides an exciting and truly global classroom. • Exposes them to a form of learning which they know will be important to their future studies and careers. www.pamojaeducation.com
Our Two-Year CoursesTwo-year courses beginning in September www.pamojaeducation.com
Course Quality Course quality: Key facts • Courses are designed by IB-experienced instructional designers, working with IB-approved subject matter experts. • Each course is approved by the IB prior to delivery. Course delivery is monitored by the IB on an ongoing basis. • Teachers are IB-experienced and specially trained in online pedagogy – selected in accordance with strict IB guidelines. • Internal Assessments are subject to the same requirements as (including moderation) as in ‘face2face’ courses. Students can sit the regular External Assessments at nearby IB schools. • No distinction is made on the IB Diploma as to whether the course was taken face2face or online. www.pamojaeducation.com
Course Delivery Course delivery: Key facts Lessons follow a weekly schedule • Students should expect to commit the same amount of time to the online courses as they would with a typical face to face IB course (including homework). During the week, students can work on courses anytime, anywhere • Pamoja Education encourages students to access their courses in regularly scheduled ‘in-school’ and ‘out of school’ work periods. Students work closely with their online teachers • In addition to direct support of class work, teachers provide extra support through monitored ‘discussion threads’ and ‘real time’ office hours. www.pamojaeducation.com
Course DeliveryA Pamoja Education trained Mentor supports students at theirschool • The Mentor is a coach for students and facilitates communication between Pamoja Education and the school.Students can connect with their IB Open World School to benefitfrom an “IB experience” • The IB Open World School offer students opportunities to experience key aspects of the IB Mission, principles and practices.Class size and diversity • Courses are offered in multiple sections of 10-25 students, each is carefully balanced to ensure a high degree of global diversity. www.pamojaeducation.com
Student Qualities What qualities make a successful online student? • High level of interest in the course. • Self-motivated and well-structured. • Independent learner. • Reasonably strong oral and written communication skills in the English language. • Tech-friendly (though not necessarily experienced in online learning or Web 2.0 tools). www.pamojaeducation.com
How to enrol in a Pamoja Education course• Enrolments are made through authorized IB Open World Schools.• Students should contact an IB Open World School to discuss options with the Diploma Coordinator.• Students and schools can visit the IB Open World School section of the Pamoja Education website for additional enrolment information.• The registration deadline is August 15., but registration requests will be considered on a case by case basis after the deadline. Schools are encouraged to enrol students by mid-spring if possible; courses fill up quickly and it may be difficult to add additional course sections once the originally planned sections are full. www.pamojaeducation.com
Our Social Enterprise Who is behind Pamoja Education? • A dedicated team of professionals, based in Oxford UK – many with IB teaching or administrative experience and/or children enrolled in the Diploma Program. • Pamoja Education is a social enterprise, and future profits will benefit the charitable McCall MacBain Foundation in support of its work in sub-Saharan Africa. For information on these organizations and commitments, please visit the ‘About Us’ page of the Pamoja Education website. • Pamoja Education, Pamoja Capital and the MacCall MacBain Foundation have no political or religious affiliations, respect diversity of backgrounds and points of view, and seek to encourage constructive global dialogue and understanding in conducting their business, investment and charitable activities. www.pamojaeducation.com
For more informationPlease contact a representative at PamojaEducation or at an IB Open World School formore information. Contact Pamoja Education directly: – By email email@example.com – On Twitter @pamojaeducation – By Phone +44 (0) 1865 636 100 www.pamojaeducation.com
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