• International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Information
     
    Alvin Dunn will be applying for candidacy for the Middle Years Program during the 2017/18 school year, and our sixth grade students will begin participating in the IB Middle Years Program curriculum. Seventh grade will be added during the 2018/19 school year, and eighth grade curriculum the following year. 
     
     
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    International Baccalaureate 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 respect.
     
    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 people with their differences, can also be right. 
    Source: International Baccalaureate International: MYP, From Principles to Practice
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     What is the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program?
     

    The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. As in the Primary Years Program, an emphasis is placed on creating internationally minded students who exhibit the characteristics of the IB Learner Profile. Students are engaged in meaningful disciplinary and interdisciplinary units of study that are globally significant. 

     

    Middle Years Program Subject Areas

     
     
     
    Middle Years Program Global Contexts 
     
    Within each unit of study for each subject area, there are opportunities for students to make connections with the real world. The following global contexts are addressed throughout the program:
     
    Identities and Relationships
    Orientation in Space and Time 
    Personal and Cultural Expression
    Science and Technical Innovation 
    Globalization and Sustainability 
    Fairness and Development 
     
     
    Approaches to Learning 
    Throughout the units of study, students will have numerous opportunities to practice/refine these skills as they approach each learning experience.  
     
    Communication
    Communication skills
     
    Social
    Collaboration skills
     
    Self-management
    Organizational skills 
    Affective skills
    Reflection skills
     
    Research
    Information literacy skills
    Media literacy skills 
     
    Thinking
    Critical thinking skills
    Creative thinking skills
    Transfer skills 
     
     
    Action/Service
    As part of their middle school experience, students are encouraged to utilize what they are learning by taking action in the community on an ongoing basis. As a culminating experience of their middle years program experience here at Alvin Dunn, eighth grade students will be participating in a community project. 
     
     
                                                       
     
     
     
     
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