Professional Development – International Baccalaureate Training
Date: Spring 2013
MSK is the only school in Maine to offer the IB Middle Years Program. The training received by three teachers this summer focused on IB curriculum changes coming during the 2013-2014 school year. The goal is challenging and engaging unit plans and extended use of inquiry based learning in the classroom. Additional MSK teachers will also receive IB Category 2 and Category 3 training this year.
Teachers at KHS will receive IB training as well. KHS is one of only three high schools in Maine to offer the IB Diploma Programme. New teachers need IB Level 2 and Level 3 training in a variety of courses and disciplines, including the Design Technologies Course and the Environmental Systems and Society Course, which support the district’s STEM initiatives.