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Middle Years Programme and


Common Core

State Standards

Jack Plotkin, Ed.D. El Segundo Middle School

Session Goals By the end of this session, participants will be able to‌ Understand the guidance from the IBO in terms of CCSS implementation Articulate the common threads shared by the MYP and CCSS Formulate plan of action for aligning MYP objectives & CCSS

Adopting the CCSS “A

significant milestone in American education” -National Governor’s Assoc. Report 2012

• Adopted by

45 states

.A nationwide effort for

College & Career Readiness

Adopting the CCSS What is your school's progress with the Common Core State Standards?

Quick Poll – Common Core Quick Poll - MYP

Guidance from the IBO Sources: Principles Into Practice

Guidance from the IBO International Baccalaureate Organization publications “committed to supporting schools with a range of services and academic tools”

“The IB will continue to draw upon school reform initiatives—such as the CCSS— to ensure that the IB continues to lead the way in providing pedagogically current international education based upon research in education and best practices available

ƒ“The IB’s goals and core values are in genuine alignment with the aims and desired outcomes of the common core”

Guidance from the IBO From the 2012 Conference of the Americas Presentation, Mel Riddle: The IB will support schools implementing CCSS in several ways:ƒ • Guidance related to how an IB education supports the goals of CCSSƒ • Mapping studies conducted on IB programmesƒ • Online curriculum toolsƒ • Professional developmentƒ • Research studiesƒ • Engagement with key expertsƒ • Representation and consultation at multiple levels

Guidance from the IBO Principles into Practice, 2008 “For a school that teaches nationally required ... curriculum within the

framework of the MYP, the IB processes involved in the feasibility study, programme authorization and programme evaluation aim to ensure any combination of the two respects the integrity of the MYP at all times” (p.5)

“Where possible, schools are expected to align the assessment requirements of the national … system with the MYP assessment model” (p.40).

The MYP caters for an age group where curriculum is controlled in varying degrees by national systems" (p.4)

Guidance from the IBO MYP Subject-Specific Objectives Objective A •__________________ •__________________ •__________________ Objective B •__________________ •__________________ •__________________ Objective C •__________________ •__________________ •__________________

Common Core Content By the end of this course, students will demonstrate understanding of the following standards: •_________________________ •_________________________ •_________________________ •_________________________ •_________________________ •_________________________ •_________________________ •_________________________ •_________________________ •_________________________ •_________________________

MYP & CCSS Alignment How do the philosophies align? Recommended practices? Vision for the future?

MYP & CCSS Alignment The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to

compete successfully in the global economy.

MYP & CCSS Alignment develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to

• The International Baccalaureate aims 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 programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. • These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

MYP & CCSS Alignment

MYP & CCSS Alignment

MYP & CCSS Alignment

MYP & CCSS Alignment

MYP & CCSS Alignment Hallmarks of the Middle Years Programme ― Developing knowledge, skills, attitudes, conceptual understanding ― ― ― ―

Communication, Holistic Learning, Intercultural Awareness Inquiry, Service, Action Creating a better, more peaceful world International benchmarks

MYP & CCSS Alignment Hallmarks of the CCSS ― College & Career Readiness ― Developing skills, content, and core conceptual


― High levels of rigor ― Compete in a global economy ― Internationally Benchmarked

MYP & CCSS Alignment From the California Department of Education’s CCSS for English

Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects 2013…

“*Students+ actively seek the wide, deep, and thoughtful engagement with high-quality literary and informational texts that builds knowledge, enlarges experience, and broadens worldviews. They reflexively demonstrate the cogent reasoning and use of evidence that is essential to both private deliberation and responsible citizenship in a democratic republic” (p.iv)

MYP & CCSS Alignment From the California Department of Education’s CCSS for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects 2013‌

[Students] come to understand other perspectives and cultures. Students appreciate that the twenty-first-century classroom and workplace are setting in which people from often widely divergent cultures and who represent diverse experiences and perspectives must learn to work together. Students actively seek to understand other perspectives and cultures through reading and listening, and they are able to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds (p.viii).

MYP & CCSS Alignment MYP

CCSS Skills

Create a better, more peaceful world

Conceptual Understanding

Develop attitudes

Creating lifelong x learners

Criterion referenced

Intercultural awareness relevance

College & Career Readiness Compete in a global economy Content specific

Developing a Plan

• Clearly articulate program alignment – one complements the other • Dedicate time for teachers to thoroughly read both CCSS and reacquaint with Subject Guides • Develop units of study based on new understanding of alignment; avoid trying to fit the CCSS into previously developed units of study • Use stepladder standards when possible to facilitate alignment

Developing a Plan • Rely on research, trusted entities for CCSS development • Teachers working as a Professional Learning Community • The Talking Teaching Network

Developing a Plan Construct a working document‌

Developing a Plan Incorporate into unit development‌

Link to Who Are You unit‌

Developing a Plan Working with math‌ • Consider the importance of the Standards for Mathematical Practice

Developing a Plan

Developing a Plan

The Road Ahead • Further development and alignment studies from the IBO • Implementation practices • Next Chapter in the MYP

The Road Ahead To access any of the documents shared in today’s presentation, please go to

THANK YOU! Jack Plotkin –

Aligning the International Baccalaureate with US Common Core State Standards in the MYP  

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