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MYP Overview

MYP fundamentals and basics for implementation

monique boivin

on 3 October 2013

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Transcript of MYP Overview

How does it work?
There are two main types of assessment in the MYP
This is enabled by using five focal lens
Areas Of Interaction
The fundamental ideas behind the MYP are that the curriculum can be designed to suit every school in every land while adhering to the high standards and academic credibility associated with the IBO.

A flexible curriculum is in place where lessons are taught with a full awareness of individual learning.

Middle Years Program
It is internal

It is criterion related

It allows students to be assessed against defined levels of achievement and not against each other.

It is designed to support and motivate learning through feedback

Formative Assessment
Students will be ready for DP because.....

IB Learner Profile
The IB learner profile is at the core of all thee IB programmes
Intercultural Awareness:
Important in a world that is becoming smaller. This includes a sense of one's own culture, an openness to others, ability to be involved in useful dialogue and to be able to reflect.
Holistic Learning:
The traditional subjects form one body of knowledge. Within this body there is great emphasis on personal development in addition to academic development.
Being able to communicate fully with everyone: expressing your ideas and to listening to others.

Developing the Whole Child
Links between subjects are made and subjects are linked with the outside world.

pproaches To Learning:
How do I learn?
Community And Service:

How do I contribute to the Community?
Health and Social Education:
How do I take care of myself and others?
Where do I live? What resources do I have or need?
Human Ingenuity:
How are thing made? What are consequences?

Summative Assessment
Generally taken by students at the end of a unit to demonstrate the "sum" of what they have or have not learned.

Assessments are according to specified assessment criteria that correspond to the objectives of each subject group.

It is assessment that occurs regularly
It informs both teachers and students about their progress and were they need to grow
It should be used to guide instruction

you used the
to give focus to your units which is a link to
, the core of the DP

you used
significant concepts
to forge
links between subject areas
which develops
critical thinking skills

you strived to integrate the
Approaches to Learning skills
into every lesson which is the
work ethics and study skills
essential for success in DP

Curriculum Framework
Area of Interaction

Unit Question

Criterion-Based Assessment

Interdisciplinary Focus
Mission Statement
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 respec
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Personal Project

The personal project is a significant student-directed inquiry produced over an extended period, completed during final year of the MYP.

It holds an important place in the MYP and reflects the student’s experience of the programme.
Community And Service (CAS)
is a natural progression from PYP and a excellent preparation for DP
The importance of world power

Health and Social Education
How do the actions of people in power affect others?

Human Ingenuity:
What kind of power do you want and why?
The importance of plant for Life on our planet

To what extent are humans dependent upon plants?

Human Ingenuity:
How do pesticides and fertilizers affect an ecosystem?
Make the highest tower using only ping pong balls, tape, paper and scissors.
Only one player can collect the ping pong balls and they can only pick up 2 at a time.

IB Learner Profile Reflection
Which 3 Characteristic from the IB Learner profile do you think you used the most during this activity?
How did you use them?

Exit Slip

Example of formative assessment

3 things you are now clear about
3 things you need further clarification
Advanced Learning Schools provides each student with an opportunity to acquire and demonstrate
, appreciation and respect for their own cultural heritage, integrated with an understanding, curiosity,
tolerance toward other cultures
of the world. It provides an environment that encourages moral development,
and independent learning, analytical
thinking, lifelong learning
, respect for individual differences, and sensitivity toward the moral, social and environmental requirements of the global community.
Write a sentence to talk about this bottle looking at it through the area of interaction assigned to your table
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