The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) is now gathering momentum as a real opportunity to improve learning and increase engagement of middle school students.
Schools from across the globe are already implementing the IMYC with great success and there is now an opportunity for South East Asian schools to find out more about the IMYC. A free 2-hour ‘Introduction to the IMYC’ information session is scheduled at the upcoming International Primary Curriculum (IPC) South East Asia Summer School at SJI International Elementary School, Singapore, on Friday 9th March 2012.
The ‘Introduction to the IMYC’ information session is for anyone interested in learning about the IMYC and how the IMYC can improve learning and engagement for middle school students.
What will you learn from attending the IMYC information session?
- Some of the background issues in helping 11-14 year-olds learn
- IMYC philosophy and beliefs – the big picture
- Definitions of learning that underpin the IMYC
- The component parts of the IMYC
- Some of the implementation issues in the IMYC
- Why the IMYC has been designed in the way that it has
- Compare your current provision middle school provision with the IMYC
Places for this complimentary session are limited – so hurry and book your place
Email Laura Phillips on firstname.lastname@example.org
NAACE have developed a draft for a new KS3 ICT Curriculum, which was written by Naace Board of Management members Allison Allen and Paul Heinrich.
They are now seeking feedback from NAACE members and there will be a dedicated session on Friday 9 March 2012 at the Naace Conference to consider further developments. Email email@example.com
Having taught KS3 ICT in its various incarnations since 1997 and then a couple of years MYP, Middle School ICT and Technology is an area in which I have a particular interest. The Middle school years are arguably the most important period in the lives of our young learners – a time when individual identities are forged as they blossom into young adults. During the past decade there have been various educational ‘initiatives’, including:
Every Child Matters ‘enjoying and achieving’ in 2003
Higher Standards, Better Schools for All in 2005
20-20 Vision – Personalising Learning in 2007
Secondary Curriculum Review in 2007
With the evolution of the Internet and ubiquitous mobile devices the past decade has also seen a change in what young people need to learn and how they learn. I have attempted to capture the essence of change in the following presentation:
Middle School ICT For 21st Century Learning
Another great presentation outlining 21st Century Skills in the Middle School by Karen Brooks:
Kim Cofino also created this wonderful 21st Century Classroom presentation:
Undoubtedly, things are changing and as Educators we must respond to these changes.
An interesting upcoming development is the emergence of the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). This is being developed following the success of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which now has been adopted by well over 1,000 schools in 65 countries worldwide.
More on the International Middle Years Curriculum as I begin to unravel it!