Calhoun IB News & Updates
Learner Profile of the Month
Every month this school year, CMS will focus on one learner profile as a campus. For the month of January, the learner profile is OPEN-MINDED! Students and staff will be selected and acknowledged for being open-minded. Those selected will have their photo included in the monthly Cougar Corner Newsletter and will be recognized on campus.
Each of the learner profiles includes a "We" statement which describes how to show the learner profile and why the learner profile is important.
August: We are Risk-Takers
We face unfamiliar situations with courage and forethought. We seek independence to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. We are brave and articulate in defending our beliefs.
What is the IB Middle Years Programme?
The MYP, designed for students aged 11–16, has been offered by the IB since 1994. It began as an initiative of the International Schools Association (ISA) and was formulated by groups of practising teachers and administrators in international education who wanted to develop a curriculum for the middle years of schooling. The aim was to develop a curriculum encouraging international awareness in young people with emphasis on the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to participate in an increasingly global society.
Why offer the MYP?
Students learn how to learn
Students are able to take responsibility for their own learning and understand how knowledge itself is constructed. They are encouraged to try different approaches to learning and to take responsibility for their own educational progress.
Our programmes help IB students:
ask challenging questions
develop research skills proven to help them in higher education.
IB programmes also encourage students to be active in their communities and to take their learning beyond academic study.
Research shows that students participating in the MYP:
build confidence in managing their own learning
learn by doing, connecting the classroom to the larger world
consistently have greater success in IB Diploma Programme examinations
develop an understanding of global challenges and a commitment to act as responsible citizens.