IBARMS 2012 Symposium Session Overview by 1ut45Np



IB ARMS 2012 Symposium
           Table of Contents
•   General Information - blue
•   Disclaimer - green
•   Continuum Sessions - yellow
•   DP Sessions - brown
•   MYP Sessions - pink
•   PYP Sessions - green
•   How to Register – light beige
          General Information
• Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012
• Location: Aurora Hills Middle School
            1009 So. Uvalda St.
            Aurora, CO 80012
• Time: 8:30 AM – 2:50 PM – 5 hours credit
        Registration opens at 7:45 AM
• Cost: $50 per person includes continental
        breakfast and box lunch

• Note: This conference will take place in a wireless environment.
  Participants need to bring a laptop or tablet to use in their session.
This symposium is not an official IB training, but is an opportunity
for IBARMS member school teachers to network, share best
practices, and discuss approaches to curriculum, instruction, and
assessment in this subject area. This does not take the place of a
required IBA-approved workshop.

IB ARMS views a symposium as an opportunity to focus on a
"specific topic (e.g. "Inquiry in the PYP," "Integrating the Areas of
Interaction", "Group 4 Internal Assessment") and is usually
geared toward more experienced teachers.
                   Continuum Sessions
      Coaching IB Through                                            The Five Year Evaluation
          Lesson Study                                                    Suzi Geimer, Leader
               Heide Pace, Leader
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to          Are you facing program evaluation soon?
maximize professional collaboration to immediately impact             The program Evaluation symposia is designed as
student learning. While educators realize the benefits of             an opportunity to understand the evaluation
collaboration, they may lack the specific skill set to be
                                                                      process across the continuum. We will
effective. Participants will learn several protocols to use in
                                                                      investigate the parts to the evaluation,
working with teachers along with specific coaching
                                                                      standards and practices, and develop a better
techniques. Based on the assumption that teaching can be
                                                                      grasp of the scope and requirements of program
empirically and objectively studied and improved, lesson
                                                                      evaluation. You will look at your program’s
study is a professional development process that teachers
                                                                      practices, share best ideas, and reflect on the
engage in to systematically examine their practice. Through
                                                                      connections between the three programs and
lesson study the classroom becomes the teacher's laboratory
                                                                      their common elements.
for continuous improvement resulting in better teaching and
learning.                                                        •
                 Diploma Sessions
          Clarifying CAS                           Extended Essay Success --
                                                  Supervision and Management
      Theresa Biggs, Leader                                 of the EE
As we all know, CAS is fraught with
                                                               Tisha Allan
challenges. This one day session will        The IB Extended Essay too often is a roadblock
address the challenges of the                for the IB Diploma Candidate. The path through
reflection process, strategies CAS           this independent project can be smoothed and
Coordinators may use to motivate             student success increased. This session provides
both students and advisors, and                     • an understanding of the role of the
explore what IB is looking for when          Extended Essay in the Diploma Programme
                                                    • a look at requirements and strategies for
monitoring CAS. Please come with             facilitating student success and minimizing
questions as this is a day built around      supervisor frustration
conversation.                                       • opportunities to discuss problems and
                                             develop solutions
Theresa Biggs is the Senior CAS reader for          • guidance in developing a workable
North America.                                 Extended Essay school plan

                                             You will discover that with a minimal time
                                             investment, you can have greater success and
                                             less stress for both you and the IB Diploma
     Diploma Sessions (cont.)
     Visual Arts – Electronic
        Travis Krause, Leader

"Will the world end in 2012? Who
knows… But, we do know that the IB
Visual Arts submissions for grade
awarding will be done electronically for
the May 2013 session. As your students’
leaders, you will need some tactics for
thriving during these changes and
maintaining your sanity. Participants in
this symposium will be given the
background and an overview of the e-
submission process and strategies for
navigating this new system. It is
important for you to note that this year
all submissions are due April
10th!!! Bring your Curriculum and
exemplars of best practices."
       Middle Years Sessions
  HOS/Coordinator 101                            Integrating Technology
      Ryan Masciotra, Leader                           in the MYP
This symposium session is intended for
                                                         Joe Smith, Leader
new MYP coordinators and
administrators. The objectives of the         The goal of this workshop is to explore the
session include understanding the             structures necessary for teaching MYP
philosophical and administrative              technology with integrity at schools where
requirements of the MYP and how to            MYP technology is not time-tabled as a
implement/sustain them with an MYP            separate subject group in one or more years
program. This will include identifying        of the programme. Participants will explore
requirements for upcoming verification        strategies for planning the integration of
and/or evaluation visits, monitoring the      learning objectives from MYP technology with
unit planning process, supporting staff on    the content of another subject group.
globally connected curricula, and utilizing   Participants will consider school-based
the MYP Assessment Criteria.                  supports and structures that are necessary for
                                              coordination of an integrated MYP technology
         Middle Years (cont.)
       MYP Summative and Formative Assessment:
        creating, grading, recording, and reporting
                            Lou Marchesano, Leader
Participants should bring copies of MYP Unit planners that they are getting ready to teach
with copies of the summative assessment tasks designed for the unit. Participants will review
how to align summative assessment tasks with MYP objectives, create formative assessment
tasks and learning activities to prepare students for the summative task and differentiate
instruction according to the different levels of achievement described in the assessment
criteria rubrics. We will also examine how MYP assessment criteria align with common core
standards as seen through the command terms and student understanding. We will also
review how to use formative and summative assessment scores to determine MYP
achievement levels for reporting as required by IB for authorized MYP schools and how to
begin to move the school's grading system in accordance with MYP grading practices and
current literature on standards-based grading.

Participants should bring with them a copy of their subject guide, MYP Command Terms
document, and MYP unit planner with assessments. Participants will have opportunity to
create and share assessments so bringing a laptop is expected.
               Middle Years (cont.)
      Service Learning                 Personal Project
           Don Marsh &                 Anne Frazier, Leader
       Vicky Virnich, Leaders
                                The MYP Personal Project is a
                                significant student-directed inquiry
Session Description Pending     produced over an extended period,
                                completed by all students in the final
                                year of the MYP. It holds an
                                important place in the MYP and
                                reflects the student’s experience in
                                the program. This session will
                                provide an opportunity to learn
                                about the Personal Project itself as
                                well as provide suggestions for
                                implementation for your students
                                and teachers.
                      Primary Years Sessions
Common Core Standards & PYP                                                Digital Portfolios
           Michael Schooler, Leader                                       Maureen Shields, Leader

   “Discriminate  and justify a position using traditional   What are Digital Portfolio’s?
    lines of rhetorical argument and reasoning” --            What would you like to know and learn about Digital
                                                              What is the purpose of Digital Portfolios? Are they a
   “Articulate the position of self and others using
    experiential and material logic”…From the 5th
                                                              way to celebrate learning, capture and store evidence,
    grade Colorado State Standards.                           reflection, feedback, and goal setting? Want to know
•   IB Mission Statement:
                                                              Geared toward PYP teachers for use with students and
                                                              professional development.
•                                                             In this one-day workshop we will explore several
                                                              different tools that are user friendly and student
                                                              appropriate. We will be working with Google doc,
                                                              Google sites, Livebinder and Dropbox to show how
•                                                             Inquiry, IB attitudes, use of technology, and writing
•                                                             samples can be collected and stored to show evidence
                                                              of learning. This workshop also is appropriate as a
                                                              professional learning documentation of your teaching
                                                              abilities and skills.
             Primary Years (cont.)
            Evaluating POI                          Learning Language and
          Erin Gaskins, Leader
                                                      the Language Policy
As PYP schools, our task is to ensure that “our
POIs remain the definitive experience from              Christina Allem, Leader
the student’s perspective.” Why is this at the
core of the PYP approach? How can we              In this one day symposium, we will study the
engage in meaningful evaluation of our POIs       role of language and the PYP language policy.
to lead to a more cohesive, focused               We will start by examining language learning
experience for our students? How can we use
                                                  as related to popular myths and what the
content area standards, assessments and
                                                  professionals have to say about them, and the
ideas to strengthen, rather than distract from
                                                  IB standards as related to language. Then, we
our transdisciplinary approach? What does IB
have to say about aligning the Common Core        will study the criteria and rationale of PYP
State Standards with our POIs? This session       language policies, and view examples of
will provide participants the opportunity to      school’s policies. Finally, we will share some
discuss challenges, consult anchor documents      practical classroom strategies that we do as
and share ideas to increase our ability to use    practitioners in the language classroom. This
POI evaluation to bring the POI to the            symposium is open to any PYP educator
forefront of the experience for our students.     whether in the regular classroom, second
                                                  language classroom or ESL classroom.
             Primary Years (cont.)
      Single Subject Planner
          Jane Wisner, Leader

This workshop is designed for single subject
teachers including music, P.E., art, and media
teachers as well as special education teachers
who teach in a self-contained classroom. The
workshop will review the essential elements of
the PYP and the inclusion of these elements
within the planner. Participants will have an
opportunity to examine existing single subject
planners and work with job-alike colleagues to
develop planners to be used in their classrooms.
           Registration Information
REGISTRATION will be available on the IB ARMS website
  beginning Friday, October 5. Go to www.ibarms.org.
Note: It is critical that the participant name and email be
  entered at the time of registration. Our conference is
  wireless and all communications will be via mail.

HOTEL accommodations are available at the
DoubleTree by Hilton
13696 E. Iliff Place Aurora, CO 80014      303.337.2800

Reservations can be made through: 800.446.8667 or
Reservation Code: IBA Cost: $89.00 per night (includes breakfast)
Pay with official school check or credit card & Bring tax exempt certificate to
waive taxes

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