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MYP New Staff Training

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Barbara Giegerich

on 16 August 2013

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Transcript of MYP New Staff Training

Welcome to the Middle Years Programme!
What is the MYP?
A framework for teaching
A five year program for students aged 11-16
Available since 1994
Holistic learning
Intercultural awareness
Communication
The MYP supports the IB mission statement
Basics of the MYP
and the IB Learner Profile
Caring
Principled
Communicators
Knowledgeable
Thinkers
Inquirers
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Risk-takers
Reflective
Balanced
Open-minded
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.
The MYP Fundamental Concepts
Modeling the IB Learner Profile
Maintaining a student-centered learning environment
Differentiating teaching and assessment to ensure that the MYP is accessible to all students
Using the MYP Unit Planner
Becoming involved with the Personal Project
What does this mean for your teaching?
Using the MYP Unit Planner:
MYP Unit Planner
Context:
Areas of Interaction
Content: The 8 subject areas
The areas of interaction
How can we look at the topic of "Technology in our daily lives" through the lens of the Areas of Interaction?
How would you rank the characteristics of the learner profile in order of importance?
Inquirers
Knowledgeable
Thinkers
Communicators
Principled
Open-minded
Caring
Risk-takers
Balanced
Reflective
Assessment in the MYP
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Summative assessment of MYP Units evaluates students in accordance with the course objectives:
The course objectives translate directly to the assessment critera:
How can you employ the rubric in class?
The level descriptors can be altered to reflect the particular expectations of the assessment, these become your task-specific rubrics.
The significant concept of the unit can be assessed in a variety of ways:
Exams
Presentations
Performances
Portfolios
etc.

What to expect as a Personal Project supervisor:
Initiative on the part of the student: preparation, deadlines, etc.
Completing a progress report, final assessment in report cards.
Be prepared to moderate other reports.
Support from your MYP Coordinator!
Where can I learn more?
Talk to your colleagues!
They are your first and best source of information.
Look on the S-Drive!
Take some time to familiarize yourself with all of the relevant materials already created by colleagues for your subject area.
Log onto the OCC! Guides, guidelines, and resources from the IBO and teachers all over the world are at your fingertips.
Have a look on the OCC! Remember, the school code is 0822, and you've received your username and password from Karin Schnoor, our IB Coordinator.
And finally. . .contact your MYP Coordinator (barbara.giegerich@bbis.de) and Principals with any questions you might have!
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