International Baccalaureate

Introduction

Roosevelt Elementary School is Kenosha’s first International Baccalaureate World School. Our implementation of the Primary Years Programme allows us to align with all IB World Schools in a common philosophy – a commitment to a high quality, challenging, international education that Roosevelt believes is important for our students.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://ibo.org.

The Primary Years Programme

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) offers our students a program of instruction that is based on best practices in elementary school instruction. Teachers have worked together to develop units of inquiry around six important themes: How the World Works, Who We Are, How We Express Ourselves, Where We Are in Time and Place, How We Organize Ourselves, and Sharing the Planet. The units our teachers created allow Roosevelt students the opportunity to ask questions, research information, act on what they find out, and reflect upon their learning. A curriculum based on inquiry allows students to move from their current level of understanding to new and deeper levels of understanding. The curriculum is differentiated to meet individual student needs and the Common Core State Standards are an integral part of the skills and concepts taught.

International-Mindedness

A key component of the Primary Years Programme is its emphasis on providing students with a global perspective. Our units allow students to make connections between our country and the countries of others. Learning a second language allows students to explore other countries, and their language and culture through instruction by our Spanish teacher.

Learner Profile

International Baccalaureate has identified ten characteristics that successful students strive to have. IB students are inquiring, thinking, knowledgeable, caring, open-minded, communicating, principled, balanced, risk-taking, and reflective. Teachers are emphasizing these characteristics throughout the day, and one is highlighted each month.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://ibo.org.