Thursday, May 22, 2008
Curriculum Committee Meeting- MYP
Today, with the leadership of Kate Dominique (Hoboken District IB Coordinator), the curriculum committee went over the basics of MYP for those who weren't at the institute day and didn't get to the unit planner. The committee conducted an activity to help them understand how the Areas of Interaction will be fluid throughout the curriculum, and then from 4-4:30 each domain group brainstormed the beginnings of a unit. Additional meetings will introduce the planner since it takes more time and is more involved.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. This period, encompassing early puberty and mid-adolescence, is a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development and requires a programme that helps students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts. Curriculum documents are published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese but schools may offer the programme in other languages. The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is one of three programmes offered by the IB.
For mor einformation on the IB MYP program please see: http://www.ibo.org/myp/