Global Contexts

Dec
05

Sharing What We’ve Learned Through Graphic Novels

9th and 10th grade English Language Acquisition students used graphic novels to study the Islamic Revolution in Iran through the story Persepolis and how writers can merge images and text to tell powerful stories throughout Unit 1. To put what they studied to good use, they combined all they learned about the conventions of graphic novels […]

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Dec
03

From Music Students to Musicians…a Parents Perspective of IBDP HL

As a parent of teens, I’ve learned to really enjoy the conversations that we’ve had with one another. I’ve found Cameron and Brandon (my children) to be insightful, interesting, and quite funny.  When we came into the DP program, I can honestly say that they weren’t particularly communicative, but with maturity and patience, we’ve all found a […]

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Dec
03

MYP-DP Dialogue about Empathy and Inclusion

In order to create a work and learning culture that genuinely includes students with disabilities fully, we need to talk about what it means to be a part of our community, how we display and live the values that we appreciate, as well as what our responsibilities are with new members of our community. A […]

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Nov
12

MYP Youth Club Steps Out Again!

Friday, November 9th the Youth Club set out on another fun adventure together. This time we hit the bowling lanes and had a great night of fun, socializing, and relationship building.  Students and teachers bowled, played pool, and laughed together for hours. We definitely need to go back to bowl again this year. Top Scorers […]

By Michelle Overman | Global Contexts . Social Skills
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Nov
05

Jimo Village Field Trip – Learning About Community and Building Relationships Close to Home.

Friday, November 2nd, Ms. Michelle’s English B and Mrs. Katie’s English A students took a trip to Jimo Village with Mrs. Meredith’s 3rd grade class. We were treated to a morning of picking apples and learning about life at a small farm. Students gathered all they could carry to bring home to their families and their […]

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11

How do we co-construct a conceptual understanding?

Concept-based teaching is one of the approaches to teaching in the IB Programs. What makes Concept-based teaching different from other methodologies is how teachers guide students to move beyond the facts, and to find relationships and connections among the concepts they are working with. In a few words, these means engaging students in discussing and […]

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Oct
11

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

For our current unit in 7thand 8th grade English Language Acquisition class, we are focused on how communities, identities, and relationships can be better understood through a meaningful exploration of the systems and organizations that surround or control them. We seek to know: How our relationships with other people and the organizations we are part of […]

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Oct
11

Using Graphic Novels to Explore Our World – A Study of Persepolis

9thand 10th grade English Language Acquisition students worked together this week to deepen their understanding of the elements of graphic novels and the realities of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. We seek to know: How graphic novelists can share rich and important stories by merging text and art. How the conventions of graphic […]

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