2011 - Conférences

Meeting of Heads of Schools & Heads of American Sections

Thursday October 13, 2011

Lycée Louis-le-Grand

123, rue St. Jacques, Paris V

The meeting will be held from 9:30 to 17:00 — Lunch will be served

1)         Introduction and announcements

2)         Additions to agenda

3)         Directory / address book updates

4)         History-Geography curriculum change; presence of M. Lecoq, Inspecteur Général,at the October 14 History-Geography subject meeting

5)         Report of the Association des Sections Internationales Américaines et Anglophones

a)     Bylaws, name, purpose

b)    Future role of the association

c)     Membership, budget and dues

6)         Role of The College Board

7)         Update on new or upcoming OIB American Sections

8)         Scope of functions: Head of Section, OIB Coordinator, Subject Coordinators

9)         Teachers and teacher-examiners (guidelines for subject meetings)

a)     Recruitment: cultural background and qualifications

b)    Training / tutoring / mentoring

c)     Professional development and workshops

10)      Evaluation of the 2011 exams in France and in the US

a)     Inspecteurs délégués observations, comments and suggestions

b)    Review of statistics gathered by all schools

c)     Proposals to improve written and oral examination procedures, including the designation of a contact person at each examination center

11)      Preparation of the 2012 examination sessions (including guidelines for subject meetings)

a)     Number of expected candidates in 2012 (and in 2013)

b)    Examination centers

c)     Number of examiners and substitute examiners required by location

d)    Consistency of examination subjects procedures

e)     Marking harmonization and moderation – possible video conferences

12)      Handbook update (other than those planned for the subject meetings)

13)      Update on the Franco-American Bac

14)      Miscellaneous



History-Geography

Friday October 14, 2011

Lycée Louis-le-Grand

123, rue St. Jacques, Paris V

Saturday October 15, 2011

Ecole Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel

70, rue du Théâtre, Paris XV

The meetings will be held from 9:30 to 17:00 — Lunch will be served

Friday October 14

1)    Introduction

2)    Report of the Association des Sections Internationales Américaines et Anglophones

3)    Report of the Heads of Schools / Heads of American Sections meeting

4)    Development of the History-Geography syllabi for the cycle terminal of the American section within BO guidelines

5)    Evaluation of the 2011 exams in France and in the US; Inspecteurs déléguésobservations, comments and suggestions.

6)    Proposals to improve written and oral examination procedures, including the designation of a contact person at each examination center.

Saturday October 15

7)    General information

a)     OIB websites

b)    Directory / address book updates

8)    Preparation of the 2012 examination sessions

a)     Syllabus review

b)    Examination subjects

c)     Handbook: review of written and oral marking criteria

d)    Examiners and substitute examiners

9)    Miscellaneous



Language Literature

Friday October 14, 2011

Lycée Louis-le-Grand

123, rue St. Jacques, Paris V

Saturday October 15, 2011

Ecole Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel

70, rue du Théâtre, Paris XV

The meetings will be held from 9:30 to 17:00 — Lunch will be served

Friday October 14

1)    Introduction

2)    Report of the Association des Sections Internationales Américaines et Anglophones

3)    Report of the Heads of Schools / Heads of American Sections meeting

4)    General information

a)     OIB websites

b)    Directory / address book updates

5)    Evaluation of the 2011 exams in France and in the US:

a)     Inspecteur général déléguée observations, comments and suggestions

b)    Report on the first US session with teacher-examiners (Joelle Reilly)

c)     Proposals to improve written and oral examination procedures, including the designation of a contact person at each examination center.

6)    Curriculum 2012-2013

a)     New World Literature core text

b)    Proposal to take one book away from the World Literature section so there would only be three works under Section 5, and add one novel to Section 2 so that students would study three novels instead of two (Antony McDermott)

c)     Next curricular rotation: core novel (The Bluest Eye)

Saturday October 15

7)    Preparation of the 2012 examination sessions

a)     Examination subjects

b)    Handbook: review of written and oral marking criteria

c)     Discussion of expectations for written essay

d)    Cross-reading of sample written papers

e)     Discussion of norming orals

f)     Mock-orals

8)    Any other business