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Schools That Work
Wildwood IB World Magnet School
What makes this a SCHOOL THAT WORKS
International Baccalaureate: Identifying and Encouraging Genius
The IB's Primary and Middle Years Programs let students pursue their interests and develop their collaborative, thinking, and problem-solving skills within a rigorous academic framework.
Prioritizing Student Learning: Rethinking Time, Space, and Money
Wildwood IB World Magnet School rises above extraordinary conditions and demands through creative ways to extend its resources without compromising student needs and learning outcomes.
Mary Beth Cunat
Inquiry-Based Learning: The Power of Asking the Right Questions
An inquiry-based curriculum requires both planning and flexibility, as well as a teacher knowing the students well enough to anticipate their interests and limits.
Georgia K. Mathis
Inquiry-Based Learning: Developing Student-Driven Questions
Wildwood IB World Magnet School uses the inquiry-based model to put students in charge of their learning, with lessons that stem from student questions and harness the power of curiosity.
Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths
At Wildwood IB World Magnet School, teacher collaboration fosters a supportive professional culture, lessens teacher conflict, and provides students with schoolwide best practices.
Student-Led Conferences: Empowerment and Ownership
Putting students in the driver's seat of their parent-teacher conferences creates opportunities for reflection, engagement, and agency.
Harnessing Students’ Curiosity to Drive Learning
The inquiry-based model calls on students to develop questions to investigate and connect to other content.
Keeping the Door Open to Collaboration
Intentional teacher collaboration creates a strong professional culture and spreads good ideas room to room.
Having Students Lead Parent Conferences
When students guide the parent-teacher conference, they take ownership of their learning.