Open House for IB Diploma Parents! WELCOME TO THE IB ROOM!Welcome to Open House for Junior Parents! WELCOME TO THE IB ROOM!
The International Baccalaureate at CHS OPEN HOUSE for Parents September 25, 2013
Tonight’s Agenda • Welcome Freshman Parents! • Review IB Diploma Courses • Assessments • Review the IB Core • IB Exams for 11/12 • IB Boosters!
Mission 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.
IB Philosophy • “Through high quality education we create a better world.” • Quality program, high-level standards • Culturally-aware graduates • Idealistic, peace promoting mission • University recognition & challenge
The IBO’s goal: To provide students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgment, make wise choices, and respect others in the global community.
learn how to learn ask challenging questions develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures become independent, self-motivated learners. Students learn more than a collection of facts. The Diploma Programme prepares students for university and encourages them to:
The IB Learner Profile—The IBO Mission Statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. IB learners strive to be: Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective The Learner Profile promotes the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge.
DIPLOMA STUDENT COURSE WORK • Take 5 IB subjects • Take one IB “elective” • Take Theory of Knowledge • Write an Extended Essay • Meet CAS learning outcomes
IB COURSES AT CHS (Current) • Group ONE: Literature—World Literature HL • Group TWO: Language—Spanish HL or SL • Group THREE: Individuals and Societies HL • Jr. History of the Americas • Sr. Twentieth-Century Topics • Elective 1: Anthropology • Group FOUR: Experimental Sciences—Biology HL or SL • Group FIVE: Maths SL • Group SIX (Elective 2): Visual Arts SL • CORE—TOK, EE, CAS
Group 1: Literature Literature is the study of literature in a student's first language, including the study of selections of world literature. English HL • Paper 1 25% • Paper 2 25% • World Lit Papers 20% (2) • IA Oral Exam 30%
Group 2: Second language Language B courses are intended for students who have had some previous experience of learning the language. They may be studied at either higher level or standard level. We offer Spanish B at the HL level.
Group 2: Second language Spanish SL/HL • Paper 1 40% • Paper 2 30% • IA Oral Exam 30%
Group 3: Individuals and Societies HistoryHL • Paper 1 20% • Paper 2 25% • Paper 3 35% • IA Historical Investigation 20% ___________________________________ Social and cultural anthropology (SL, Elective)
Group 4: Experimental Sciences Biology SL/HL • Paper 1 20% • Paper 2 35% • Paper 3 20% • IA Experiment & Group 4 Project 25%
Group 5: Mathematics & Computer Science Mathematics Standard Level Math SL • Paper 1 40% • Paper 2 40% • IA Portfolio 20%
Group 6: The Arts Visual Arts SL In lieu of taking a Group 6 course, students may choose to take an additional course from Groups 1–4 (Social and Cultural Anthropology).
Sociology SL Group 6: The Arts, Electives Visual Arts SL Studio (practical work) Research workbook Exam Final Assessment (external and internal) Paper 1 50% Paper 2 30% IA Experimental Study 20%
Junior Year IB Exam Options 2 Exams: Only Anticipated Diploma Candidates IB Spanish SL IB Biology SL IB Maths SL IB Anthropology SL
Senior Year IB Exam Options Only Anticipated Diploma Candidates IB World Literature HL IB Spanish SL or HL IB History HL IB Biology SL or HL IB Maths SL IB Anthropology SL or IB Visual Arts SL In other words, the Exams NOT taken Jr. Year
IB Exam Notes • Teachers work with students on exam preparation • IB Exam Invigilator Training mid-April • IB Exam Student Briefing mid-April for all May examinees • Students who register for IB Exams but fail to • Complete Internal Assessments or • Take IB Exams • Are liable for reimbursing CHS for lost exam fees
IB COURSE LOAD IB courses are typically more challenging than regular high school courses, and so students may be asked to do more homework. The challenge, however, is not always in the amount of homework assigned; rather, it is in the quality of the assignments and the extent to which students engage those assignments. The added benefit here is that students take greater responsibility for their own learning while they acquire the valuable skills of time management and organization. Diploma students do not have to forego other important parts of high school life. They may still remain involved in sports, student government, clubs, theater, music, community events, and other extra-curricular activities. Such activities are incorporated into the Diploma Programme through the “CAS” (Creativity, Action, and Service) requirement.
Course Content Assessment Theory of Knowledge Course Content • Presentation • Single or Group presentation completed mainly in class • Graded by teacher • Moderated by IB • Essay • Written on choice of prescribed topics • Not a research paper • Graded by IB • “How do we know what we • know?” • Helps students reflectand make sense of theirlearning • Ways of Knowing • Areas of Knowledge • Critical Reading • Academic Writing
Ways of KnowingAreas of Knowledge Ways of Knowing Areas of Knowledge • The Arts • Ethics • History • Maths • Human Sciences • Natural Sciences • Indigenous Knowledge Systems • Religious Knowledge Systems • Perception • Emotion • Reason • Language • Faith • Memory • Intuition • Imagination
Extended Essay 4000‐word paper, prescribed format Reasoned argument, not a report • Research Questions • Academic Expert = Mentor Support/resources IB Extended Essay Guidebook on CHS IB website MLA handbook Individually assigned EE supervisor/ subject expert Online – ManageBac & Turnitin.com Deadlines Begin January of Junior Year Internal deadlines reflected in TOK grade Full draft by mid‐November of Senior year
Creativity, Action, and ServiceRequirements (CAS) Short and Long-Term Projects / Activities Must meet 8 Learning Outcomes to get credit Track activities on ManageBac Propose & gain approval for activity Post evidence and reflection CAS Coordinator - Mrs. Anne Graner (Jan/Feb, Sr. Year) Needed: Parental and Community involvementto begin and build this program
IB Exam Registration • October : Return signed confirmation forms by October 15 • IB Scores • Scale of 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest) per subject • 24 points at end of Senior year earns IB Diploma, provided • 12 or more total points in HL subjects • Satisfactory TOK, CAS, and Extended Essay • Scores available in early July • Scores accessed online with password – save it • May retake exam in any subject in Senior year, or “bank” good scores from Junior year to apply to Diploma
IB COURSES Students who enroll in individual IB courses will receive an IB certificate noting the courses they took and the marks they earned. Students choose to study any subject area. They take the course and participate in all IB assessmentsor they will not receive IB credit (and must refund exam fee.) Certificate students may enroll in any number of IB courses and earn an IB certificate for each course successfully completed.
AP and IB • IB and AP are roughly equivalent to each other on a subject-to-subject comparison, although Higher Level IB courses tend to emphasize depth of material rather than breadth. • The IB examination process is much more intricate than the AP given its international scope. For example, IB classes are given written, oral, and taped examinations given over the course of the two year program which are sent to be graded globally, as opposed to examinations given at the end of the senior year which are graded nationally. • Both Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate Program offer unique strengths to the student. Students considering the IB track are encouraged to evaluate their desires for the future and speak with the IB Coordinator and AP/IB teachers to find out if a combination of programs or one program will best fit their wants and needs.
IB and DE (Dual Enrollment) 1. Will schools accept your credit? 2. Does it actually look better on your application? 3. Are finances a factor? 4. Are you ready for college-level work? 5. How will dual enrollment impact your high school social life? 6. How will dual enrollment impact your college social life? 7. How will dual enrollment affect your post-college plans? Ask colleges and universities these questions.
The Benefits of IB • Excellent university preparation • IB graduates develop skills that help them to find success in even the most challenging undergraduate programs • The development of strong time management, writing and study skills • Graduates tend to be high achievers academically and professionally • The development of advanced sills in oral and written expression as well as research and analytical skills
The Benefits of IB • SUPPORT OF A COORDINATOR, teachers, and administration • Being part of a cohort of students at CHS who WANT to learn • Learning to ask challenging questions and developing a strong sense of self • The development of strong communication skills, including the study of a foreign language • Enrollment in the ultimate global program ––joining 701,000 IB students at 2,585 schools in 134 countries who share the same educational experience.
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