ISB MIDDLE SCHOOL NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE CONCEPT

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ISB MIDDLE SCHOOL NEW “MIDDLE SCHOOL” SCHEDULE CONCEPT More Choices! More Electives! More Individualized

ISB MIDDLE SCHOOL NEW “MIDDLE SCHOOL” SCHEDULE CONCEPT More Choices! More Electives! More Individualized Learning Opportunities!

CURRENT “JUNIOR HIGH” SCHEDULE 8 -Period, Fixed-Time Model

CURRENT “JUNIOR HIGH” SCHEDULE 8 -Period, Fixed-Time Model

PROBLEMS/ISSUES WITH OUR “JUNIOR HIGH” SCHEDULE MODEL Lack of Flexibility Numerous Schedule Conflicts &

PROBLEMS/ISSUES WITH OUR “JUNIOR HIGH” SCHEDULE MODEL Lack of Flexibility Numerous Schedule Conflicts & Imbalances Wellness & Thai Language Requirements Limited Elective Choices for Students Limited Teacher Common Planning Managing Homework Loads Common Assessments & Rubrics (Consistency) Collaborative Analysis of Student Work ISB Mission Initiatives Challenge/Enrichment Guiding Principles 2020

ISB GUIDING PRINCIPLES 2020 Choice Challenge Creativity, Innovation & Passion Authentic, Real-World Situations “Whole

ISB GUIDING PRINCIPLES 2020 Choice Challenge Creativity, Innovation & Passion Authentic, Real-World Situations “Whole Student” Growth Mindset Research-based e. Learning

SCHEDULE RESEARCH “Middle School” Philosophy & Scheduling Assoc. for Middle Level Education (USA) Middle

SCHEDULE RESEARCH “Middle School” Philosophy & Scheduling Assoc. for Middle Level Education (USA) Middle Years of School Assoc. (AUS) Other Schools Catlin Gabel School (Private USA) Dixon Middle School (Public USA) Hong Kong International School Shanghai American School Taipei American School

ISB CONSULTATION/ENDORSEMENT Middle School: Bridge to the Future • • • Head of School

ISB CONSULTATION/ENDORSEMENT Middle School: Bridge to the Future • • • Head of School Deputy Head of School Curriculum Director & Specialist HS Principal & Vice-Principal IB Coordinator ES Principal & Vice-Principal

NEW “MIDDLE SCHOOL” SCHEDULE: LEARNING-FOCUSED GOALS Holistic “Whole Student” Approach to Adolescent Development Academic,

NEW “MIDDLE SCHOOL” SCHEDULE: LEARNING-FOCUSED GOALS Holistic “Whole Student” Approach to Adolescent Development Academic, Social, Emotional, Ethical & Physical Challenge, Enrichment & Support Creativity, Design & Innovation “Learning to Learn” (Metacognition) Regular Teacher Common Planning Teaming to Support Developmental Needs

MIN: 170 A-DAY B-DAY “FLEXIBLE CORE” - HUMANITIES - MATH - SCIENCE >= Time

MIN: 170 A-DAY B-DAY “FLEXIBLE CORE” - HUMANITIES - MATH - SCIENCE >= Time Allocation @ ISB HS 65 LANGUAGE EAP/LS PE 65 ELECTIVE 1 ELECTIVE 2 45 EAP/LS/CHALLENGE/ENRICHMENT/e. PORTFOLIOS/ THAI LANGUAGE & CULTURE/WELLNESS /SSR/PROJECTS/FIELD TRIPS/ASSEMBLIES

FLEXIBLE ENRICHMENT PERIOD DAILY/WEEKLY STRUCTURE: • Challenge, Enrichment, Support • Student Needs and Interests

FLEXIBLE ENRICHMENT PERIOD DAILY/WEEKLY STRUCTURE: • Challenge, Enrichment, Support • Student Needs and Interests • Focus on ISB Mission & Definition of Learning • L 2 L “Learning to Learn” • Literacy, Metacognition, & Wellness • Community Meetings • Leadership, Community, Wellness, Demonstrations & Celebrations

C. E. S. : CHALLENGE • • Math Counts Science Expo Creative Writing Music

C. E. S. : CHALLENGE • • Math Counts Science Expo Creative Writing Music Composition Model United Nations Computer Programming Independent Research Studies Destination Imagination

C. E. S. : • • ENRICHMENT *Thai Language & Culture Native Spanish/Mandarin Public

C. E. S. : • • ENRICHMENT *Thai Language & Culture Native Spanish/Mandarin Public Speaking/Debate U. S. /World History Honors Band/Orchestra/Choir Music Ensemble Personal Fitness/Team Sports 3 D Design • *new requirement for non-Natives

C. E. S. : • • SUPPORT Transition Skills (G 6) Study Skills Reading

C. E. S. : • • SUPPORT Transition Skills (G 6) Study Skills Reading Support Writing Applications Math Enrichment English for Academic Purposes Intensive Studies

ENGLISH LANGUAGE OPTIONS Struggling, Needs More Time Core Humanities + Reading/Writing Support Achieving, Has

ENGLISH LANGUAGE OPTIONS Struggling, Needs More Time Core Humanities + Reading/Writing Support Achieving, Has Other Interests Core Humanities + Debate High-Achieving, Needs More Challenge Core Humanities + Creative Writing

MATHEMATICS OPTIONS Struggling, Needs More Time Core Math + Math Support Achieving, Has Other

MATHEMATICS OPTIONS Struggling, Needs More Time Core Math + Math Support Achieving, Has Other Interests Core Math + Science Expo High-Achieving, Needs More Challenge Core Math + Math Counts

ENCORE + ELECTIVE + Enrichment OPTIONS BAND STRINGS CHOIR BAND + ART + Honors

ENCORE + ELECTIVE + Enrichment OPTIONS BAND STRINGS CHOIR BAND + ART + Honors Band STRINGS + PHOTO + Music Ensemble CHOIR + DRAMA + Model United Nations

L 2 L “LEARNING TO LEARN” • SSR – SUSTAINED SILENT READING • e.

L 2 L “LEARNING TO LEARN” • SSR – SUSTAINED SILENT READING • e. PORTFOLIOS • WELLNESS • Delivered by Grade Level Counselors

COMMUNITY MEETINGS • • Assemblies (G 6 -8) Grade Levels “Houses” Single-Gender Trip Meetings

COMMUNITY MEETINGS • • Assemblies (G 6 -8) Grade Levels “Houses” Single-Gender Trip Meetings Wellness Groups Service-Learning Groups

FLEXIBLE ENRICHMENT PERIOD DAILY/WEEKLY STRUCTURE: • Challenge, Enrichment, Support • Student Needs and Interests

FLEXIBLE ENRICHMENT PERIOD DAILY/WEEKLY STRUCTURE: • Challenge, Enrichment, Support • Student Needs and Interests • Focus on ISB Mission & Definition of Learning • L 2 L “Learning to Learn” • Literacy, Metacognition, & Wellness • Community Meetings • Leadership, Community, Wellness, Demonstrations & Celebrations

WEEK 1 WEEK 2 MON A TUE B WED A THU B FRI A

WEEK 1 WEEK 2 MON A TUE B WED A THU B FRI A L 2 L C/E/S L 2 L MON B TUE A WED B THU A FRI B C/E/S L 2 L C/E/S

WEEK 1 WEEK 2 MON A TUE B WED A THU B FRI A

WEEK 1 WEEK 2 MON A TUE B WED A THU B FRI A L 2 L C/E/S L 2 L MON B TUE A WED B THU A FRI B C/E/S WEL 2 LNESS C/E/S L 2 L C/E/S

MON A WEEK 1 WEEK 2 TUE B WED A COMM THU B FRI

MON A WEEK 1 WEEK 2 TUE B WED A COMM THU B FRI A C/E/S L 2 L C/E/S MON B TUE A WED B THU A FRI B C/E/S WEL 2 LNESS C/E/S L 2 L C/E/S MEETING

MON A WEEK 1 WEEK 2 TUE B WED A COMM THU B FRI

MON A WEEK 1 WEEK 2 TUE B WED A COMM THU B FRI A C/E/S L 2 L FRI B L 2 L C/E/S MON B TUE A WED B THU A C/E/S WEL 2 LNESS C/E/S L 2 L MEETING COMM MEETING

NON-CLASS TIME BREAK: 15 Minutes LUNCH: 35 Minutes Staggered G 6, 7, 8 =

NON-CLASS TIME BREAK: 15 Minutes LUNCH: 35 Minutes Staggered G 6, 7, 8 = shorter lunch lines TRANSITIONS: 5 Minutes Reduced from 3 > 2 per day

NEW “MIDDLE SCHOOL” SCHEDULE Let’s Review. . . ISB Mission Academic Potential, Caring Global

NEW “MIDDLE SCHOOL” SCHEDULE Let’s Review. . . ISB Mission Academic Potential, Caring Global Citizens, Passionate & Reflective, Healthy, Active & Balanced “Whole Student” More Choice & More Challenge Individualized Learning Opportunities Creativity, Design & Innovation “Learning to Learn”

ISB MAP TESTING: MATH - FALL 2012 6 7 8 90%tile 21% 33% 37%

ISB MAP TESTING: MATH - FALL 2012 6 7 8 90%tile 21% 33% 37% 75%tile 50% 62% 63% 50%tile 84% 89% 86% MEDIAN 75% 82% GRADE:

ISB MAP TESTING: READING - FALL 2012 GRADE: 50%tile NON-EAL/LS 50%tile 85%tile NON-EAL/LS 85%tile

ISB MAP TESTING: READING - FALL 2012 GRADE: 50%tile NON-EAL/LS 50%tile 85%tile NON-EAL/LS 85%tile 6 7 8 75% 82% 71% 87% 88% 83% 29% 30% 28% 37% 36%