IB MYP FACULTY

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    Hannah Johnson: MYP Coordinator
    hannah.johnson2@knoxschools.org
     
    Rachel Harmon: FRAC Principal (9th grade)
    rachel.harmon@knoxschools.org
     
    Jonathan East, WISE Principal (10th grade)
    jonathan.east@knoxschools.org
     
     

WHAT IS THE IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME?

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    The MYP focuses on supporting student academic and personal growth through the following components:

     

    • 8 subject areas that focus on TN State and KCS local curriculum through a challenging IB MYP framework, which encourages students to make connections between their studies and the real world.

     

    • Areas of Interaction to tie learning to both the real world and other subject areas.  These include: Health and Social Education, Community and Service, Environments, Approaches to Learning, and Human Ingenuity.

     

    • Approaches to Learning help students to develop skills that have relevance across the curriculum that help them to "learn how to learn".  They help to provide our students with a solid foundation for learning independently and with others.

     

    • Learner Profile attributes are characteristics that all West High faculty encourage our students to embody in all aspects of their lives.  IB learners are: Thinkers, Communicators, Risk Takers, Knowledgeable, Inquirers, Balanced, Reflective, Principled, Open-Minded, and Caring.

     

    • Personal Project is the culminating MYP experience that West High School 10th graders develop and create throughout the sophomore year. This experience gives each student the chance to create a truly personal and creative project of their choosing. Through this endeavor, each student will be able to demonstrate his/her ability to take initiative, think creatively, and communicate effectively—a few of the many skills our students need to be college and career-ready.

     

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     IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improving the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.