Curry’s “Transition to High School” Expo

Thank you for joining us! Several high schools were at Curry ready to answer all your questions and share program details. Special thanks to our terrific Ambassadors for helping set up and to Dr. Matamala and Ms. Ruddy for such an informative presentation. We are glad that you did not miss this wonderful opportunity to begin planning for that very important transition to high school.



Hispanic Heritage Project DUE September 20th

September Mini-Activity: Hispanic Heritage Project

HR Teachers will assign and collect this activity. It will also be posted on Edmodo.

Directions: Select a famous Hispanic. Research this person’s contribution to society and give us the following information in the form of a newsletter (no larger than a regular sheet of paper).

  1. Biography in the form of a timeline.
  2. An explanation (article style) explaining what this person contributed to society?
  3. Picture(s) of the person with captions.
  4. A paragraph that describes how this famous Hispanic is an example of an “Inquirer (Learner Profile).”
  5. A map/location image showing where this person came from.
  6. 3-5 additional images with captions to help further explain their contribution or reason for fame.



Approaches to Learning

ATL Curry

Approaches to learning
How do I learn best?
How do I know?
How do I communicate my understanding?
Through approaches to learning, students are provided with the tools to enable them to take responsibility for their own learning. Central to this is “learning how to learn” and developing in individuals an awareness of how they learn best, of thought processes and of learning strategies.

Approaches to learning also include:
organizational skills and attitudes towards work
collaborative skills
information literacy
problem-solving and thinking skills
subject-specific and interdisciplinary conceptual understanding.
Recognizing and helping students develop the range of their capacities, positive attitudes and effective habits of mind is the shared responsibility of teachers, and is at the core of all curriculum development and delivery.

Approaches to Learning or the ATL for short, is one of the 5 Areas of Interaction. Students at Curry need to understand what ATL is in order to grasp the essence of IB and how it can be applied to their success as a student. Also, it will help them select it accordingly for their Reflections.
Use the attached image as a guide. Hopefully, it will help you develop a deeper understanding of this important Area of Interaction (AoI).