"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Update from Teresa Wirsching

TIS will have our IB Programme Evaluation visit on April 11-12th. This visit will be similar in nature to our Authorization visit in December 2009 and will evaluate our implementation of the Primary Years Programme (PYP).

The Programme Evaluation visit serves as the culminating event to our school's self-study process that began a year ago during which school staff, parents, and students gathered information documenting our growth as a PYP school.

Faculty in particular dedicated many hours to the self-study. Twice a week, grade level teams meet for collaborative planning. Teachers dedicated one hour of that time each week to reflecting on our implementation of the PYP in the classroom. Parents and students completed surveys that provided additional feedback. The combined reflections formed the foundation for a report that provides evidence of our school’s major accomplishments in implementing the PYP and identifies areas for continued growth.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the IB or about the Programme Evaluation.

Teresa Wirsching, IB Coordinator, TeresaW@Intlschool.org