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New additions to the IB continuum Chris Mannix San Jose – October 24, 2011. The goal of continuum development. Who?. How?. Why?. What?. Developing PYP curriculum support material.

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New additions to the ib continuum chris mannix san jose october 24 2011

New additions to the IB continuum Chris MannixSan Jose – October 24, 2011

New additions to the ib continuum chris mannix san jose october 24 2011





New additions to the ib continuum chris mannix san jose october 24 2011

Developing PYP curriculum support material

  • Current curriculum review cycle ending in 2015 provides opportunity for the development of curriculum support materials (CSM) throughout the cycle.

  • Rationale for CSM

  • To support schools’ understanding of PYP core documents

  • To prompt school-wide discussion impacting on implementation

  • To increase communication and collaboration between IB World Schools

  • To use technology to enhance teaching and learning

Further csm to be developed
Further CSM to be developed

  • case studies of how schools are adapting or adopting the IB PYP scope and sequences

  • webinar series on pedagogical leadership

  • assessment samples, in particular recording and reporting

  • screencast on how to use the PYP planner with video of PYP teachers sharing their school’s practice

  • prompts to help schools in the selection and purchase of resources to support the pedagogy of the programme

Summary of key developments
Summary of key developments

Engaged students

motivated teachers

improved preparation for DP

recognition and accreditation

more children benefitting from the MYP

Significant concepts

Areas of interaction (AOIs)

8 subject groups


Prescribed concepts with illustrative content

Replacement of AOIs with global contexts

Choice of subjects years 4-5

Optional external summative assessment (e-assessment)

Compulsory PP moderation

Year 3/4 culminating task

Optional moderation

Certificate of Achievement



Teacher support materials



Teacher support materials

Development of online curriculum planning tool

Myp assessment in 2015
MYP assessment in 2015

Year 3/4:

Culminating task where school finishes

at Yr3-4

  • Year 5:

  • Mandatory:

  • moderation of Personal Project

  • Optional:

  • summative assessment

  • monitoring





  • Development:

  • Core

  • Programme model

  • Concepts

  • Pilot subject options, 6 from 8

Subject guides;

authorisation and evaluation;

professional development;

assessment; piloting all new elements

Sept 2014 launch;

first assessment May, 2015

New science sl course
New science SL course

  • Developed in addition to the present group 4 offerings

  • First teaching of the course will begin in September 2014; first exams May 2016

  • Designed for students, who may not study science after secondary school, but will need to understand scientific issues arising in their lives upon which they need to make reasoned judgments

  • There will be an exclusion with biology, chemistry and physics SL

New science sl course1
New science SL course

  • The aim of this course is for students to explore 6 big ideas in science

  • During this exploration students will be exposed to the nature and methodologies of science and the implications that science has for society and how these affect the student’s place within the world

Global politics pilot
Global Politics Pilot

The IB Diploma Programme global politics course explores fundamental political concepts such as power, rights and equality, in a range of contexts and at a variety of levels.

It allows students to develop an understanding of the local, national, international and global dimensions of political activity, as well as allowing them the opportunity to explore fundamental issues affecting their own lives.

Core people power and politics
Core: “People, Power and Politics”

Four compulsory units for all SL and HL students:

  • Power, Sovereignty and International Relations

  • Human Rights

  • Development

  • Peace and Conflict

Internal assessment engagement activity
Internal Assessment Engagement Activity

  • Students undertake an engagement activity, and then produce a written investigative report into the political issue raised by that activity.

  • Examples of engagement activities include: interviewing a member of a local NGO or community group, participating in a model UN, or investigating the food miles of products in a local store.

Hl extension
HL Extension

The HL extension gives students the opportunity to explore key global political challenges through a case studies approach. Two of the following 6 topics must be studied:

  • The politics of international security

  • The politics of the environment and sustainability

  • The politics of poverty

  • The politics of health and disease

  • The politics of culture and identity

  • The politics of migration

Aims of the ibcc
Aims of the IBCC

  • Broadening ‘access’ to an IB education

  • Fostering the development of internationally-minded young people

  • Encouraging flexibility and mobility

  • Encouraging interdependency of learning styles

  • Preparing students for 21st century jobs“[Jobs] require a well-skilled labour force, with a range of mid-level trade, technical and professional skills alongside those high-level skills associated with university education” (OECD, Learning for Jobs, 2010)

  • Bridging the academic/practical ‘divide’

  • Enabling students to reach their full potential

New additions to the ib continuum chris mannix san jose october 24 2011

IBCC Framework

Diploma programme courses
Diploma Programme courses

  • 2-4 courses can be studied

  • Courses can be studied at SL, HL or a combination of both

  • The courses can come from any of the hexagon groups (1 to 6)

  • It is possible to study more than one course from the same hexagon group (except mathematics courses in group 5

  • IBCC students cannot take pilot subjects or SBS subjects

Career related course
Career-related course

  • Must run concurrently with the DP courses and the core

  • Must be externally accredited

  • Assessment must be externally validated

  • It must provide pathways beyond secondary education

Approaches to learning
Approaches to Learning

  • Designed to introduce students to life-skills, and to operate in a variety of contexts now and in the future

  • At the heart of the ATL model is the learner, who uses a range of skills to make sense of the world around us

  • Includes the development of

    transferable skills with an emphasis

    on the nature of thinking critically

    and ethically and communicating


Language development
Language development

  • All IBCC students undertake language


  • Designed to assist and further students

    understanding of the wider world

  • It is appropriate to the background, needs and context of the students

  • It aims to provide students with the necessary skills and intercultural understanding to enable them to communicate using the language studied.

Community and service
Community and Service

  • Based on the principles of ‘service learning’

  • A good service learning programme will help

    • Knowledge development

    • Social development

    • Civic development

    • Personal development

  • Develop working relationships with

    members of a community

The reflective project
The Reflective Project

  • Encapsulates fundamental elementsof the certificate

  • Embodies aims we hope to develop in students

  • A structured piece of work that

    can take a variety of forms

  • Students will be able to identify,

    analyse, explore, critically discuss

    and evaluate an ethical issue arising

    from their vocational study

Ibcc conclusion
IBCC conclusion

  • The IBCC has been developed with the specific goal of combining academic skills with practical skills providing students with a well-rounded educational experience and the opportunity to experience an IB educationwhile preparing them effectively for life beyond secondary education.