This academic year, ISP's intergenerational program, "Bridges between Cultures and Generations", has incorporated new activities that motivate students to promote service learning.
Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-10)
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) is a purpose-built five-year program for students aged 11-16, and is delivered in international schools worldwide. The philosophy and objectives of the MYP reflect those of the school, and is a program which ensures that our students have excellent preparation for the IB Diploma Programme which they follow in Grades 11 and 12.
We have been using the IB MYP framework at the International School of Paris since September 2001, building upon the skills and learning developed in the IB Primary Years Programme. It connects classroom pedagogical practices and content to the wider world through the Global Contexts and the Learner Profile.
- emphasizes Holistic Learning.
- emphasizes Intercultural Awareness and Communication.
- is student-centered.
The IB MYP should expose students to as many different subjects, skills and experiences as possible so that students will learn to see knowledge as an interrelated whole. Students should have the opportunity to show their various strengths while being rewarded for them and gaining a sense of personal achievement.
The IB goal is to provide students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgments, make wise choices and respect others in the global community.
MYP at ISP
The MYP is designed for our community.
Service as Action is a part of the curriculum.
The MYP programme culminates in a Personal Project in Grade 10.
The MYP is based on inter-disciplinary learning - building understanding across subjects.
The Personal and Social Education Programme is an incremental part of learning.
Our assessment is focused on learning, and recognizes individual learning styles.
We have a strong emphasis on language learning, through our extensive Mother Tongue Programme, the possibility of studying three languages within the curriculum, and support for French language and culture.
As a city center school, we are lucky to be able to use Paris as our classroom, and also use different locations in France for longer curricular field trips.
During the last week of September, all our Grade 6 students participated in a project called "No Muddle in the Middle".
As a part of our Grade 9 work experience project, three International School of Paris' Grade 9 students contributed to the Cortambert* cafeteria plans.
"When you go on this trip, you are fully immersed in Spanish culture and it helps you to improve your understanding of both the culture and language." Alexander, Grade 7
The Grade 9 work experience program gives students an idea of what working life could be, and helps them plan their future careers and paths.
"This intergenerational activity organized by the students and supervised by Ms Devos is an excellent example of what ISP is all about." The workshop is just one in a series of intergenerational activities as part of the Initiation to French program.
Biodiversity, overpopulation and overfishing were some of the topics discussed at the second ISP Environmental Conference held at the Secondary School on Friday, April 28.
A group of Grade 9 and 10 students travelled to London to attend a junior mathematics conference, covering subjects from exam preparation to forces and tracking serial killers.
French Initiation students share their experiences of visiting the Desgranges bakery in Passy as part of their ongoing intergenerational activities program.
Two students represented ISP at the ELSA Poetry by Heart competition, an event that brought home the importance and power of words and their meaning.