WELCOME TO EUGENE FIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL An INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE WORLD SCHOOL. We are part of a THREE SCHOOL CONTINUUM, offering the PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAM as well as the INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE YEARS and DIPLOMA PROGRAM .
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EUGENE FIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE WORLD SCHOOL
THREE SCHOOL CONTINUUM,
PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAM
as well as the
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE YEARS
and DIPLOMA PROGRAM.
We are part of the
Littleton Public Schools
We are an International Baccalaureate World School authorized to teach the
Primary Years Program
Our Mission Statement
Eugene Field Elementary: Developing Lifelong Learners, empowered to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s world
The International Baccalaureate Organization 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 IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.
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.
International Baccalaureate describes INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS and LIFELONG LEARNERS as those students who show the attributes of the LEARNER PROFILE.
These students have become…
STUDENTS LEARN BEST THROUGH INQUIRY.
Students learn as they work to make sense of the world around them. Therefore, they should be taught to INQUIRE, or “be curious, ask questions, explore, and interact with the environment”.
Learning at Field follows the Littleton Public Schools Curriculum and identified Learner Outcomes.
In the Primary Years Program, Field deepens the scope of this curriculum through a comprehensive Program of Inquiry.
The Program of Inquiry organizes student learning into SIX ORGANIZING THEMES which:
Sample 1st Grade Program of Inquiry:
Each grade level can provide a DETAILED DESCRIPTION of their PROGRAM OF INQUIRY and explain how the LEARNER OUTCOMES from the Littleton Public Schools Curriculum are interwoven.
There is also a display detailing the PROGRAM OF INQUIRY for all grade levels in the front hallway.
We believe students need to demonstrate “skills relevant to specific subject areas, as well as skills that transcend the subject areas”. These skills are known as TRANSDISCIPLINARY SKILLS,
Social Skills, Communication Skills, Thinking Skills, Research Skills and Self-Management Skills.
We want students to “focus on the development of personal attitudes towards people, towards the environment and towards learning, attitudes that contribute to the well-being of the individual and the group.” These attitudes are known as the PYP ATTITUDES, and include…
Appreciation, Commitment, Confidence, Cooperation, Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Independence, Integrity, Respect and Tolerance.
We believe that education must involve “thoughtful and appropriate action.” We believe that “successful learning will lead to responsible action, initiated by the student as a result of the learning process,… will extend the student’s learning and/or have a wider social impact.”
This action component is known as the ACTION CYCLE.
THE PYP ACTION CYCLE Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Independence, Integrity, Respect and Tolerance.