All About IB

All About IB

Specialty Center Information Sessions 2019 Priscilla Biddle, IB Director at Henrico HS Ellie Harper, IB Director at JR Tucker HS April Craver, IB Programs Specialist What is IB? International Baccalaureate is a global academic program that

aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB Unique No specialty in our Center Students receive a classical, liberal arts education Focus on six areas of educational endeavor: English, world language, history, experimental sciences, mathematics, and the arts Balanced curriculum in breadth and depth Students explore how to learn and how their learning relates

to life through Global Contexts in all classes in MYP, in Theory of Knowledge class and topics in the Diploma Program, and in the application of knowledge in service to the community Quality Control

Internal standardization of MYP assessments in Grade 10 Moderation of the personal project Moderation of internal assessments in grades 11 and 12 Externally scored IB exams IB

& AP Authorization process to become designated as an IB World School Program must be accredited International standard

Tests are applied learning Total curriculum in a global context with character education No formal process to teach AP No outside accountability required

National standard Tests are largely recall Stand alone courses How can IB pay off?

Special programs College acceptance Scholarships Greater confidence Higher performance in college and beyond Applications

50 seats at Tucker, 100 at Henrico May apply to both sites; both sites may or may not accept you. You will decide where you go. Follow the county deadlines Pay special attention to the essaybe authentic! Where can you find out more information? www.ibo.org International site http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/henricoib/

Bytes and Bits [email protected] http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/emharper/ Harpers Highlights [email protected] Biddles

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