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International Baccalaureate Program Information

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.

The IB promotes intercultural understanding and respect, not as an alternative to a sense of cultural and national identity, but as an essential part of life in the 21st century.

At W.T. Eich Middle everyone is a lifelong learner. Adults and children alike, are encouraged to measure their personal growth on becoming internationally-minded individuals. These positive attitudes help us to become active and responsible participants in our school, community, nation, and world. How do you measure up on being an open-minded inquirer, communicator, caring, risk-taker, balanced, principled, reflective, knowledgeable, thinker?

Links:

IB Organization

IB - MYP Focus

IB - MYP Video

IB Learner Profile Video

IB Philosophies

IB School - EICH

IB @ Oakmont (DP program)

The Benefits of IB:

Holistic Education

One World View

Inquiry-based

Criterian Assessment

General Terms:

IB- International Baccalaureate
MYP- middle years program ( myp years 1-5 = school grades 6-10)
Global Context- Instructional Focus
Unit Plan- Lesson format to incorporate key concepts with global context.
AOI- Areas of interaction (general skills to assist learning)
PYP- Primary years (grades 1-5)
DP- Diploma years (grades 11-12)

GLOBAL CONTEXT:
Orientation in Time and Space
Fairness & Development
Identities & Relationships
Globalization & Sustainability
Personal & Cultural Expression
Scientific & Technical Innovation


Science Criterion:
A. Knowing & Understanding
B.  Inquiring & Designing
C. Processing & Evaluating
D. Reflecting on the impacts of Science


Design Criterion:
A. Inquiring & Analyzing
B. Developing Ideas
C. Creating a Solution
D. Evaluating


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