Published on December 19, 2007
Presenters:: Presenters: Lynne Nagy, Associate Principal, IB Coordinator Rick Krisniski, TOK Department Chair Peter Majask, IB History Teacher, Co- Chair of Curriculum Committee An Introduction to the International Baccalaureate:: An Introduction to the International Baccalaureate: International Academy An Oakland County IB Consortium High School Slide3: The International Academy Bloomfield Hills, MI Who Are We? : Who Are We? Public School Of Choice Twelve districts with over 85,000 students Current enrollment - 625 students Target enrollment -- 500 students International Baccalaureate All Diploma School Slide5: IA West Grades 9 & 10 160 students 7 school districts Lakeland High School location The Need: The Need The Impact of Internationalization Oakland County- An International Community International Business in Southeastern Michigan Training workers for the “New Economy’s Workplace Oakland CountyAn International Community: Oakland County An International Community Leads Michigan In Immigration Ranks First In Percent Of Foreign Born Ranks 4th In The Nation In Per Capita Income 659 Foreign Owned Firms US Census Training our Students for the New Economy’s Workplace : Training our Students for the New Economy’s Workplace International Curriculum Cross-cultural Understanding Multi-lingual Fluency Product Teams Enrichment Weeks Career And College Planning Community Service Technological Competency IB’s Emphasis On Thinking and Communication Skills Our Success: Our Success Mission centered Externally verified academic excellence Supportive culture Engaging & Challenging Curriculum Direct link to University knowledge and skills Best American High School -Newsweek, June 2003 Slide10: What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma program? The Diploma candidate is required to offer six subjects. At least three and not more than four subjects must be offered at Higher Level (HL) and the others at Standard Level (SL). The six subject are: Language A1 (English) Language B, A2 (French, German, Spanish) Individuals and Society (History of Europe, Economics) Experimental Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems) Mathematics (Studies SL, Methods SL, Math HL) The Arts (Visual Arts, Music Theory) A candidate may offer: an additional subject chosen from Groups 1 to 4 instead of a Group 6 subject. A second Language A1 instead of Group 2 subject Slide11: Theory of Knowledge (TOK) TOK challenges students to question the bases of knowledge, to be aware of subjective and ideological biases, and to develop a personal mode of thought based on analysis of evidence expressed in rational argument. Theory of Knowledge seeks to develop a coherent approach to learning which unifies the academic subjects and encourages appreciation of other cultural perspectives. Three Further Requirements for the IB Diploma Slide12: Further IB Diploma requirements cont. . . . Creativity, Action, Service(CAS): The CAS requirement takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship. Students must document a minimum of: 50 hours of Creative Pursuits 50 hours of Physical Activities 50 hours of Service Slide13: Further IB Diploma requirements cont. . . Extended Essay: Diploma candidates are required to undertake original research and write an extended essay of 4000 words. IB Diploma-Assessments: IB Diploma-Assessments Six Subjects Internal assessments External assessments Written exam – HL/SL TOK Speech Essay Extended Essay (4,000 words) CAS (150 hours) An Overview of the IA Curriculum: An Overview of the IA Curriculum 4 years of English 4 years of history 4 years of a foreign language 4 years of mathematics 4 years of science 1 year of fine arts Product teams English Program: English Program 9th Grade: World Literature Broad overview covering multiple Non-Western & Western Cultures across time periods 10th Grade: American Literature 11th Grade: IB1 English Focus on World Literature novels including works in translation 12th Grade: IB2 English Focus on drama from various cultures & eras IA World Lit Course of Study: IA World Lit Course of Study AFRICA Selected folktales and short stories Things Fall Apart MESOPOTAMIA The Epic of Gilgamesh HEBREW Excerpts from The Bible EGYPT Pastoral Poetry Selected Short Stories PERSIAN & ARABIC Excerpts from: The Sha-nama The Rubaiyat The Masnavi The Thousand and One Nights IA World Lit Course of Study: IA World Lit Course of Study ANCIENT GREECE & ROME Selected Myths Excerpts from: The Iliad The Aeneid Drama: Oedipus the King WESTERN EUROPE Excerpts from: Song of Roland The Nibelungenlied Divine Comedy The Prince Drama: The Tempest Novel: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde IA World Lit Course of Study: IA World Lit Course of Study CHINA The works of: Lao Tzu T’ao Ch’ien Confucius Selected Poetry Selected Short Stories JAPAN Selected Poetry Selected Short Stories INDIA Excerpts from: The Rig Veda The Taittiriya The Mahabharata The Bhagavad-Gita The Panchatantra IA English Program: Novels: IA English Program: Novels The Stranger, Albert Camus (Algerian) Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Garcia Marquez (Latin American) Midaq Alley, Naguib Mahfouz (Egyptian) Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison Grendel, John Gardner Night, Elie Wiesel (Holocaust Literature) Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea, Yukio Mishima (Japan) IA English Program: Plays & Poems: IA English Program: Plays & Poems Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare (Elizabethan England) 20 Poems by Langston Hughes (Harlem Renaissance) Dubliners, James Joyce (Ireland) Antigone, Sophocles (Ancient Greece) The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde (Victorian England) “Master Harold”… and the boys, Athol Fugard (South Africa) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Tom Stoppard (USA) History Program: History Program 9th Grade: World Studies Regional Study of Non-Western Cultures 10th Grade: American Studies 19th and 20th Century US History 11th Grade: IB1 History 19th and 20th Century Study of World History 12th Grade: IB2 History 20th Century Study of World History 10th Grade American Studies : 10th Grade American Studies Unit I: Revolutionary Period, 1763-1848 Comparative look at the Revolutions in the US & World (French, Latin American, 1848 Europe & Meiji Japan) Unit II: Nationalism, Sectionalism, and the U.S. Civil War, 1815-1865 Comparative look at Unification of Germany & Italy Unit IV: The Age of Imperialism & Progressivism, 1898-1919 US Imperialism in the Pacific, Relations with Japan & China Unit VI: Struggle for Democracy at Home and Abroad 1945-1968 US Cold War Foreign Policy and Interaction with the World 11th & 12th Grade IB History: 11th & 12th Grade IB History 11th Grade IB1: European and Mideast 19th & 20th Century 12th Grade IB2: Asian and European History During WWII Cold War World History Dictatorships in Cuba Both Classes Analyze Historical Interpretations 2006 MEAP Scores: 2006 MEAP Scores Scores of 1s and 2s = Scholarship Qualifier Mathematics: 99% Reading: 100% Science: 98% Writing: 100% Social Studies: 100% *(non-merit scholarship test) 100% Merit Scholarship Qualification Explore/PLAN Linkage* : Explore/PLAN Linkage* IA Grade 8 Explore Explore Plan Plan Grade 10 Exceed Expected Improvement 42% Exceed Expected Improvement 12.5% Nation *ACT Linkage Report 5/06 PLAN / ACT Linkage* : PLAN / ACT Linkage* IA Grade 10 PLAN PLAN ACT ACT Grade 11 Exceed Expected Improvement 25% Exceed Expected Improvement 13% Nation *ACT Linkage Report 11/05 International Baccalaureate Diploma : International Baccalaureate Diploma One of three ALL Public IB Diploma School in USA IB Diploma Attainment USA Average: 77% World Average: 81% IA: 95% Slide30: QUESTIONS????