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The IB framework: how the program is intended to work

The IB framework: how the program is intended to work

“It’s not a curriculum — it’s a framework.” Methow Valley School District administrators have repeated this distinction frequently to explain the IB program to the community. But to understand what that really means …
School district info meeting draws IB skeptics – and supporters

School district info meeting draws IB skeptics – and supporters

In a sometimes-divisive public meeting, some parents said the Methow Valley School District’s proposal to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) program would finally make school exciting, while others said it …
International Baccalaureate and UNESCO — is there a connection?

International Baccalaureate and UNESCO — is there a connection?

International Baccalaureate (IB) started 46 years ago as an international school in Geneva, Switzerland, primarily to provide consistent education for the children of businesspeople and diplomats.
School district approach to Int’l Baccalaureate stirs controversy

School district approach to Int’l Baccalaureate stirs controversy

With the Methow Valley School District nearing the April 1 deadline to apply to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate, the program — and the district’s process of choosing it — have prompted a sharp debate about what is best for students.
A learning process

A learning process

Please, everyone: Just. Calm. Down. As more information has emerged about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program that the Methow Valley School might — might — elect to pursue after a lot more exploration and discussion, it seems that some kind of Internet hysteria has gripped a portion of the valley’s population. Online discussions have generated some good questions about...
Informational meeting on International Baccalaureate program

Informational meeting on International Baccalaureate program

The Methow Valley School District has scheduled a second meeting for interested families and community members in mid-March to provide more information about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which the district is exploring for kindergarten through 10th grade. The IB program blends the teaching of reading, writing and math skills with an interdisciplinary approach to...
School district says ‘yes’ to Int’l Baccalaureate

School district says ‘yes’ to Int’l Baccalaureate

By Marcy Stamper The Methow Valley School District is applying to join the International Baccalaureate (IB) network, meaning that starting this fall, classes from kindergarten through 10th grade will use an interdisciplinary approach and build on students’ questions about subjects. Feedback after an informational meeting about the IB program held last week was “overwhelmingly positive,”...
School district ready to apply to Int’l Baccalaureate program

School district ready to apply to Int’l Baccalaureate program

By Marcy Stamper It would be a rare status for a small, rural school to be a member of the worldwide International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which combines subjects like English, history and science and emphasizes foreign languages — but the Methow Valley School District is close to applying for candidacy for the program. After a year of...
School district explores International Baccalaureate program

School district explores International Baccalaureate program

By Marcy Stamper
All students would be introduced to Spanish in kindergarten, learn about subjects such as English, science and social studies as part of a broader concept, and even help shape curriculum if the Methow Valley School District decides to pursue a program called the International Baccalaureate (IB).
School district boosts kindergarten, expands construction class

School district boosts kindergarten, expands construction class

By Marcy Stamper
Kindergarteners in the Methow Valley School District will receive five full days of instruction starting in the fall, essentially adding almost two months of school for the district’s youngest students. Adding a fifth day of kindergarten will cost the district …