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Ib Learner Profile

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Ib Learner Profile

  1. 1. IB Learner Profile The IDEA L Student
  2. 2. What are we doing today? <ul><li>We will learn what the International Baccalaureate ( IB ) is. </li></ul><ul><li>We will learn what the IB Learner Profile is </li></ul><ul><li>We will learn how IB and Learner Profile ties in to IDEA students (that means you!) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is IB? <ul><li>“ It is a programme of international education designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world. There are more than 651,000 IB students at 2,390 schools in 129 countries.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ages of students in the IB programme range from 3 to 19 years old. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is IB? (Cont’d) <ul><li>What does that mean, anyway? </li></ul><ul><li>High quality teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide knowledge “at home” </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to study abroad for college </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to make friends in other IB schools around the world </li></ul>
  5. 5. IB Learner Profile <ul><li>Sounds cool, what do I have to do? </li></ul><ul><li>You need to be a learner (student) who is willing to become: </li></ul><ul><li>an inquirer, knowledgeable, a thinker, a communicator, principled, open-minded, caring, a risk-taker, balanced and reflective. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy, right? (IB LEARNER PROFILE VIDEO) </li></ul>
  6. 6. IB Learner Profile (Cont’d) <ul><li>Again, what do all of these things mean? Let’s start from the beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>What is a profile? (HINT: Think facebook or myspace) </li></ul><ul><li>A profile is the description of a person’s qualities, values and characteristics. </li></ul>
  7. 7. IB Leaner Profile (Cont’d) <ul><li>IB Learners are INQUIRERS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural curiosity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop skills to use research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoy learning </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. IB Learner Profile (Cont’d) <ul><li>IB Learners are KNOWLEDGEABLE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore concepts, ideas and issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire in-depth knowledge of subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop understanding of different disciplines </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. IB Learner Profile (Cont’d) <ul><li>IB Learners are THINKERS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply thinking skills to solve problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use creativity to solve complex issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make reasoned, ethical decisions </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. IB Learner Profile (Cont’d) <ul><li>IB Learners are COMMUNICATORS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand and express information creatively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use different forms of communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work efficiently and willingly with others </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. IB Learner Profile (Cont’d) <ul><li>IB Learners are PRINCIPLED: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Act with integrity and honesty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take responsibility for own actions and the consequences that accompany them </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. IB Learner Profile (Cont’d) <ul><li>IB Learners are OPEN-MINDED: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciate own culture and personal histories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open to other people’s cultures, values and traditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willing to grown from experiences </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. IB Learner Profile (Cont’d) <ul><li>IB Learners are CARING: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show empathy, compassion, and respect towards the needs of others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a personal commitment to service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act to make a positive difference to the lives of others </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. IB Learner Profile (Cont’d) <ul><li>IB Learners are RISK-TAKERS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach unfamiliar situations with courage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore new roles, ideas and strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brave and defend their beliefs </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. IB Learner Profile (Cont’d) <ul><li>IB Learners are BALANCED: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand importance of intellectual balance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the importance of emotional balance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the importance of physical balance </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. IB Learner Profile (Cont’d) <ul><li>IB Learners are REFLECTIVE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give consideration to their learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess and understand strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess and understand limitations </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. IB Learner Profile Activity <ul><li>Let’s review the 10 descriptors of the IB Learner Profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teams of 2 or 3 (whichever evens out the group) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each team receives a piece of paper with one of the descriptors on it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The team has to create a skit where they act out the descriptor they received in a way the other teams can guess it without using the word. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone in the team has to participate </li></ul></ul>

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