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The IB Core: Expanding the Purcell Marian Educational Experience

November 17, 2021

Made up of three components, the IB Diploma Program Core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills. The three core elements are: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), in …

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Laying the foundation for the International Baccalaureate Program in the Cavalier Scholars Program

September 20, 2021

The Cavalier Scholars Program kicked off the new year with a summer series of experiences to welcome the incoming Freshmen and provide the time and place for friendships to develop within and beyond their class. A …

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Adventures in IB: Learning how to apply knowledge and skills in the Diploma Program Core

February 19, 2021

Made up of the three required components, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills. The three core elements are: …

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Adventures in IB: Expressing ideas as informed, reflective and critical practitioners in Visual Arts

January 12, 2021

Expressing ideas as informed, reflective and critical practitioners in IB Art Wow, what a year it’s been. Firstly, I want to speak to Ms. Cecilia Padilla’s amazing job this year in my absence. Her talent, …

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Adventures in IB: Learning empathy through Language in IB Spanish

December 16, 2020

  Learning empathy and understanding through language In International Baccalaureate Spanish at Purcell Marian, students learn how to read, write, and speak in various contexts. What sets the class apart from a traditional AP language …

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Adventures in IB: Learning to communicate through Math

November 13, 2020

Learning to communicate through Math: Analysis and Approaches The world we live in is continuously changing, and education needs to prepare students to navigate those challenges inherent in constant change. IB math offered at Purcell …

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Adventures In IB: History of the Americas

October 13, 2020

Understanding Today through the Lens of History   Enter any American history classroom, and you’ll learn when the Mexican-American war started, what the primary causes were, and who was involved. But walk into Purcell Marian’s …

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Adventures In IB: IB for All and the inaugural IB Diploma Candidates

September 17, 2020

Purcell Marian is excited to begin our first full academic year as an International Baccalaureate World School. The IB is a worldwide community of schools with the shared vision and mission to empower its students …

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Adventures in IB: Diverse texts highlight year one of IB English

May 21, 2020

A Note from IB Director Bob Herring, ’68 It’s been an amazing year for the International Baccalaureate Program at Purcell Marian. After completing the IB professional development, the instructional staff was ready. They created lessons that engaged …

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Adventures in IB: Distance learning and IB Spanish

April 10, 2020

IB Distance Learning at Purcell Marian Mr. Bob Herring ’68 We are a few weeks into distance learning and shelter-in-place — something new for students, their families, and teachers around the world. We are not alone …

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