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IB Coordinator

 The Role of your IB Coordinator

We strive to create an inclusive learning community; “living peacefully together by engaging with different ways of knowing and being, prioritizing people and their relationships, assuming shared responsibility for learning, health, and well-being.” ibo.org

The focus of the IB Coordinator is to:

  • work with others in their learning community to create a shared sense of purpose and direction
  • collaborate with others to establish the culture and conditions needed to be an internationally minded IB school.
  • ensure delivery of the curriculum including documentation, reporting, analysis, and evaluation
  • support members of the learning community in taking action to create a better and more peaceful world

IB Coordinator: Esther Croak

ecroak@psdschools.org

It is my pleasure to serve the Dunn learning community by taking responsibility for ensuring the philosophy of the IB is put into practice at our school. In particular, I am devoted to:

The Learner

  • Our mission to engage and empower globally minded learners
  • Getting to know our students personally and inspiring them to take positive action that impacts our world
  • Building relationships with students based on trust and authenticity

Teaching and Learning

  • Play, problem-based learning, collaboration, and experimentation as purposeful inquiry
  • Concepts as broad, abstract organizing ideas that promote meaning and understanding and challenge students to engage with significant ideas
  • The belief that learning how to learn is fundamental to a student's education
  • Creating transdisciplinary learning that has relevance between, across and beyond subjects, connecting learning to what is real in the world

The Learning Community

  • Cultivating learning as a social endeavor benefiting all its members individually and collectively
  • International-mindedness as the view of the world in which people see themselves connected to the global community and assume a responsibility to its members
  • Shared leadership and a collaborative approach to facilitating community

Please consider yourself invited to reach out to me anytime with questions and ideas!