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IB Obsessed. The Hexagon. English. History Economics Bus. & Manag . ITGS. Arabic French Spanish. Chemistry Biology Physics Env . Syst. & Soc. . Math HL Math SL Math Studies. Visual Arts Theatre Arts Music. To Earn the IB Diploma & US Diploma.

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The hexagon
The Hexagon

English

History

Economics

Bus. & Manag.

ITGS

Arabic

French

Spanish

Chemistry

Biology

Physics

Env. Syst. & Soc.

Math HL

Math SL

Math Studies

Visual Arts

Theatre Arts

Music


To earn the ib diploma us diploma
To Earn the IB Diploma & US Diploma

  • 6 Hexagon Courses – 3 at Higher Level/3 at Standard Level – one from each group with some allowances for elective choices.

  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) – Paul

  • Extended Essay (EE) – Carinn

  • Creativity, Action & Service (CAS) (150+ hours) – Tim

  • *** Certain conditions of minimal level grades and seat hours must be met as well – see curriculum handbook.

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  • Physical Education

  • Islamic Studies (Muslim Students Only)


Certificate candidates a second option
Certificate Candidates – a second option

  • Must take all requirements of IB Diploma and US Diploma except:

    • No Extended Essay

    • Can choose 1 or 2 Higher Level Courses

    • Will earn IB CERTIFICATES if student sits for IB examination.

    • All Certificate students are required to complete the SAME internal and external assessments as the Diploma Candidates.

      • (will sit UAS final examinations)


Internal teachers moderated and external ib examiners assessments
Internal (Teachers/ Moderated) and External (IB Examiners) Assessments

Biology Lab

Math Portfolio

Courtesy of OwaisYahya


Core of the hexagon
Core of the Hexagon

Theory of Knowledge – Paul Hart


CAS

  • Students must complete approximately 150 hours over the 18 months of the program with time evenly divided in:

    • Creativity

    • Action

    • Service

      Mr. Timothy Manson will serve as CAS Coordinator this year.

      We are all responsible to create opportunities or provide suggestions to help guide student choices in CAS.


C a s creativity
C A S - Creativity

Designing and remodeling a school in Kenya


Cas action
CAS - Action

Climbing … well… resting on Mt. Kenya


Cas service
CAS - Service

Our students, led by the tireless Ms. Genna, raised nearly 80,000 AED in three months to rebuild a school and equip an orphanage.



The extended essay
The Extended Essay

  • March 17-April 9 EE Subject/Supervisor

  • MEETING WEEK 1 April 19-23 Personal Planning and Goals

  • MEETING WEEK 2 May 3-7 Finalize Research Question

  • MEETING WEEK 3 May 17-21 Resources

  • MEETING WEEK 4 May 21-June 4 Summer Goal Setting

  • MEETING WEEK 5 September 13-17 Update on summer progress

    THIS IS THE ONLY FULL DRAFT ON WHICH SUPERVISORS CAN COMMENT

  • MEETING WEEK 6 October 11-15 First Draft Submission

  • MEETING WEEK 7 October 25-29 Review First Draft

  • MEETING WEEK 8 November 15-19 Review Areas for Improvement

  • ESSAY SUBMISSION DEADLINE Monday, January 4 to IB OFFICE

  • VIVA VOCE ~ ~ ~ ~ ~To be held between January 10 - 14

    10 – 20 minute ‘exit’ interview with student



Introducing
INTRODUCING

Ib Class of 2010


The ib learner profile
The IB Learner Profile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqMZ1uXOZ80&feature=rel

Take a minute to read through each of the profile characteristics.

Which are your strongest areas? Weakest?

Want to confess?



In groups
In Groups

Each group is assigned a Learner Quality

In subject areas, brainstorm ways to support subject area learning in light of the Learner Quality

1. Learner Quality: Communicators

2. Subject Area Support: Cooperative Learning

3. Task: In groups, students will look for and analyze one literary feature of a the poem, The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. Each group will present the feature in a creative 5 minute presentation. The class will annotate poem and will have 3 minutes to ask questions.

4. Student Input: Is this a successful learning strategy for you? Why, why not?


Communicators
Communicators

1. Subject Area Support: Cooperative Learning/English

2. Task: In groups, students will look for and analyze one literary or structural feature of the poem, The Raven, by Edgar Allen Poe and link to the agreed theme. Each group will present the feature in a creative 5 minute presentation. The class will annotate poem and will have 3 minutes to ask questions.

3. Cooperative Learning allows learners to express ideas in a myriad of ways….. Problem solve….practice public speaking, etc.

4. Student Input: Is this a successful learning strategy for you? Why, why not?