Wednesday, April 23, 2014

IB button IB Coordinator Mrs. Tracy East

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

Amelia Earhart Elementary School of International Studies has been authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). The IBO (International Baccalaureate Organisation) out of Geneva, Switzerland offers to schools three programmes: the Diploma Programme for students in the final two years of secondary school, the Middle Years Programme for students aged 11 to 16, and the Primary Years Programme for students aged 3 to 12. La Quinta High School and John Glenn Middle School are also authorized to offer the Diploma programme. Please note the correct European spellings of organisation and programme.

The Primary Years Programme (PYP), for students aged 3 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child, in the classroom but also in the world outside, through other environments where children learn. It offers a framework that meets children's several needs: academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural. It offers an opportunity for learners to construct meaning, principally through concept-driven inquiry. Traditional academic subjects are part of the programme but it emphasizes the interrelatedness of knowledge and skills through a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry.

We are particularly working on implementing the IB Student Profile to instill the following characteristics in our students: Inquirers Thinkers Communicators Risk-Takers Knowledgeable Principled Caring Open-minded Well-balanced Reflective

For more information on IB, please click here to visit their web site.


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Learner Profile

As a community Earhart's staff, students, and parents strive to exhibit the characteristics of each of the ten IB Learner Profile words below.  In addition each month at our Student of the Month assemblies we recognize one student from each classroom that has gone above and beyond to exemplify the Learner Profile word of the month.

September-Caring: Caring students help others, try to make people around them happy, our nice, considerate, sensitive to others needs and show empathy.

October-Risk Taker:Risk Takers try new things, use their own initiative, believe in themselves, never give up, make mistakes and learn from them, give it a go even if they feel shy, and solve problems in different ways.

November -Thinker: Thinkers build on others people's ideas, try several ways to solve a problem, are original, and link the things they know.

December-Communicator: Communicators express their feelings and ideas, share their thoughts with other, follow directions, talk about their ideas, use other languages, and are good listeners.

January- Open-Minded: Open-Minded students listen to others, accept other points of view, experience new things, accept that people are different and may do different things, try to understand others, realize not everyone thinks like them, accept opinion, traditions, customs, and beliefs of others.

February-Inquirer: Inquirers ask questions, look for new information by themselves, are curious, always try to learn and discover new things, and always try to know more.

March- Principled: Principled students are honest, try to do what is right, are fair, follow the rules, and are responsible.

April-Knowledgeable: Knowledgeable students  learn about themselves and their world, they try to learn many different things, and use what they know to solve problems in life.

May- Balanced: Balanced students work hard, use their time wisely, are organized, eat healthy foods, exercise, learn about different things, and find the balance between work, play, and rest.

June-Reflective: Reflective students thing about what they say, do, and learn. They learn from their mistakes, are aware that their actions and words have an effect on others, think about how they can improve, and make changes in order to become a better person.


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IB Attitudes

Our IB attitude words that we focus on throughout the school year are the following: Independence, Confidence, Integrity, Tolerance, Empathy, Respect, Creativity, Independence, Cooperation,Commitment, Appreciation and Enthusiasm. We as a community (staff, students, and parents) strive to exemplify these attitudes.


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Recently IB launched the IB community theme-sharing our humanity.  The theme, lasting three years, is intended to serve as a focus for the IB community, to capture the excellent initiatives that are already underway in many schools and encourage and inspire new activities in and out of the classroom, around the following topics:

  • Global poverty
  • Education for all
  • Peace and conflict
  • Global infectious diseases
  • Digital divide: uneven access to information and communication technologies
  • Disasters and emergencies

The following website has been developed to help schools integrate activities around this theme into school life and to share results, successes, and stories with the global IB community.  Visit http://communitytheme.ibo.org