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									International Baccalaureate
    (IB) Diploma Program
         A Rigorous Standard for 21st Century Studies


  Michael Greenfield, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum
          Dominic Zanot, Teacher of Social Studies
              Lisa Monti, Teacher of Visual Arts
            Aidan Burns, Teacher of Mathematics

                      October 21, 2009
        Guiding Questions
• Why IB?

• What are the core elements of the IB
  Diploma Program?

• What is the plan for bringing the program
  to Harrison High School?
This is a story about the big public
conversation the nation is not having about
education…
…whether an entire generation of kids will
fail to make the grade in the global economy
because they can't think their way through
abstract problems, work in teams,
distinguish good information from bad or
speak a language other than English.
                            Time Magazine, 12/18/2006
IB Mission
      “…to prepare students to
     assume a meaningful role in
       today’s global society —
     meshes well with Americans’
     heightened awareness that
     they must compete for jobs
         with people on other
       continents, and that they
          need a world-class
        education to succeed.”
              Why IB?
• Comprehensive and Systemic Approach to
  Secondary Education
• Celebrates “Internationalism”
• College Readiness
• Competitive Advantage (Eligibility)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
 … We believe deeply in our core values of rigor,
 equity, access, and adaptability. We believe too
   that the International Baccalaureate program
    provides multiple entry points for students to
develop their capacities and to be challenged and
enriched; we believe as well that the International
   Baccalaureate program fosters inclusivity and
celebrates and capitalizes upon the diversity that
  is humankind. We celebrate this in our children
every day and we believe that the implementation
  of the International Baccalaureate program will
enhance our ability to engage each student in the
 totality of their development as human beings in
   an ever more connected and diverse society.
IB: Ideals & Pragmatism
Eligibility   College Readiness
          Facets of College Readiness
                                    Research skills

                                        Writing




Intellectual Openness

   Inquisitiveness

Analysis, Reasoning            from Redefining College
 and Argumentation             Readiness, David Conley 2009
    College Readiness Study
• 62% earned a bachelor’s degree in 4
  years
• 30% more students finished with BA in 4
  years taking two or more IB courses than
  national study of AP students
• Paired study of students: those taking IB
  English and IB Math 15x more likely to
  graduate
                            Rockville Centre Study, 2006
What are the key features
         of IB?
            Program Design
• Diploma Candidates
  – 3 High Level (HL)
  – 3 Standard Level (SL)
  – Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
  – Extended essay (4000 words)
  – Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) 150 hours

• Certificate Studies
                   IB - Features
• balances subject breadth and depth, and considers the
  nature of knowledge across disciplines through the
  unique theory of knowledge course

• encourages international-mindedness

• ensures self-directed learning and metacognition

• develops character through creativity, action, service
  requirement

• rigorous external assessment with published global
  standards, making this a qualification welcomed by
  universities worldwide
Group 3 – Individuals & Societies
      IB and Performance Assessment
Through IB students will…
Quotes of Performance Assessment are in Bold.


A. “Act on what you know and understand” vs.
“Prove to me you know and understand”.

B. “The student draws knowledge and
understanding out of what they have learned” vs.
“Filling the student up with knowledge and
understanding”.

C. “Becoming your course of study” vs. “Being
tested on your course of study”.
                       IB and Inquiry
-Through IB Students will…
Quotes of Inquiry are in Bold.


A. “Create their own questions” vs. “Answering
questions already created”.

B. “Intrinsically desire knowledge and
understanding” vs. “Extrinsically desiring
knowledge and understanding”.

C. “Research what motivates them” vs.
“Researching what they are told”.
     IB and Information Literacy
-Through IB students will…
                                         .
Quotes of Information Literacy are in Bold
A. “Acquire, collate, and evaluate sources” vs.
“Acquiring sources”.

B. “Determine whether or not their research is
original” vs. “Researching what has already been
done”.

C. “Separate truth from fiction and signal from
noise” vs. “Assuming if it is written, it must be
true”.
Group 6 – Arts
Group 4 – Mathematics
Benefits of the IB Math Program

               • Portfolio Assessment
               • Preparation for
                 College
               • Internationalism
       IB Learner Profile


   IB learners strive to be inquirers,
thinkers, communicators, risk-takers,
      knowledgeable, principled,
 open-minded, caring, balanced and
               reflective.
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What Colleges say about IB…

 Cornell is a leader among American universities in
enrolling undergraduate students who have earned
the International Baccalaureate (I.B.). Cornell regards
the I.B. program as a rigorous advanced program of
study, and you'll be pleased to find similar
opportunities at Cornell through interdisciplinary
courses, independent majors, honors programs, and
undergraduate research opportunities.
What Colleges say about IB…
“Binghamton University recognizes schools offering the
International Baccalaureate program. The International
Baccalaureate curriculum is the most challenging and
comprehensive curriculum available and IB participation is
recommended, taken into account and considered during the
application process…

…students in the International Baccalaureate Diploma
Program may receive up to 32 credits. To receive the full 32
credits, the IB Diploma must be completed with a score of 30
or more points and the student must complete at least three
Higher Level exams with a score of 5 or higher.”
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