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JEMS students participate in first "Be IB Day"

Jordan-Elbridge Middle School students are celebrating the completion of the first ever "Be IB Day." The goal is to help students gain a deeper understanding of the International Baccalaureate program through once-per-month immersive activity days.

“We want them to learn about the process of learning,” explained IB Coordinator Alexis Farnsworth.

During the monthly "Be IB Days," students stop their regular schedules to participate in hands-on activities that teach them further about the International Baccalaureate program itself. September's "Be IB Day," focused on learning about the meaning of International Baccalaureate. Students created posters showcasing what an IB education means to them, played a game to learn more about IB skills, and gained a deeper understanding of the learner profile by taking an online quiz.

Lessons often focus on specific learner profile traits, and Farnsworth said those will also be celebrated during these “Be IB Days.” An example of a learner profile trait is caring. During these monthly IB days, one learner profile trait will be celebrated, students will be taught how to exhibit that trait, and students will be rewarded for showing that trait in their every day lives at school.

“Our goal is that they understand the value of being part of this program,” added Farnsworth.

Check out the video below to see students participating in JEMS' first "Be IB Day."

Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080