Students in Grade 10 recently showcased their finished Personal Projects to the rest of the ISP community. Staff, parents and students were invited to see what the Grade 10 students have been working on over the course of the year.
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.
Grade 10 students wrote on the theme of love and conflict in three languages as part of their interdisciplinary art and world languages project. Student Noam Ben Dor describes the project.
Visiting artist Petra Mrsa shared her research on China's Forbidden City with our students studying Chinese, who produced their very own artistic impressions of the palace.
ISP's Grade 8 and 9 Chinese class took a short metro ride across the city and found themselves in Paris' very own Chinatown. Grade 9 student Hanaé tells us about Chinese crafts and the origins of Chinese characters.
What does NASA do and what can space tell us about Earth? Dr Michael Freilich, Director of NASA's Earth Science Division, visited ISP to answer students' questions.
Seniors from the Club de Ternes came to ISP to play Scrabble in French with our Grade 6 and 7 French Initiation students.
Chinese New Year fell on Saturday, January 28 this year and ISP's Grade 6 and 7 Chinese class made sure to celebrate it.
Students in Grade 7 organized a semi-formal dance as part of their Service and Action program to raise money to adopt an Amur leopard.
Students in the Initiation to French Language and Culture class created 2017 calendars to support ISP's Sustainable Development Project in Tafi Atome, Ghana.
On Sunday, January 15, 20 ISP community members, including teachers, students and families, met at La Chapelle to help the city's refugees.