Feeling excited about the road ahead as an MYP Coordinator? You should! Yours is an important job and it’s time to put your superhero cape on! You will need a broader perspective, a keen eye for detail, and a lot of coffee (or tea, if that’s your thing!). After all, you will play the most critical role in the successful implementation of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) at your school.
First and foremost, you are the champion of the programme. It’s your responsibility to ensure that everyone in your school community understands the principles and approaches of the MYP. You need to advocate for the programme, encourage innovation, and set high standards. You also need to ensure that everything is running smoothly, that your teachers are supported, and that your students are thriving. No pressure, right? That’s why we’ve designed this productivity journal to help you stay on top of things and manage your role more efficiently. Let’s begin by breaking down what your role entails!
Role of the MYP coordinator
Your role is primarily organised around three key functions:
- Programme implementation: You’ll need to support teachers with planning and assessment to ensure that they can deliver the MYP curriculum effectively. You’ll also work with school leadership to ensure that the school’s policies, facilities, and resources are aligned with the MYP programme.
- Programme development: Advocating for the growth and development of the MYP within the school community is also one of your responsibilities. This means that you’ll need to develop strategies to promote the program and encourage collaboration between teachers, students, and parents.
- Administration: Liaising with the International Baccalaureate (IB) for matters such as authorisation, registration for professional development and assessments, and payment of fees is also part of your role. You’ll need to ensure that your school meets all the requirements of the IB to maintain its status as an IB World School.
MYP Coordinator Tasks
To achieve the functions listed above, you will need to carry out various tasks throughout the year. These tasks can be divided into short-term, medium-term, and long-term activities. For instance:
- Short-term tasks may include collaborative planning, team meetings, classroom observations, and communication with members of the school community.
- Medium-term tasks may include reporting, analysing and reflecting on the curriculum, planning for professional development, and budgeting.
- Long-term tasks may include programme development planning, preparing for authorisation, and reviewing policies.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “How am I supposed to manage all of these tasks?” And that’s where our MYP coordinator productivity journal comes in! This journal provides a framework for organising your work, with guidance on short-term, medium-term, and long-term activities. You’ll be able to plan ahead to ensure you’re always on track towards achieving the MYP programme goals.
But that’s not all! The productivity journal also offers tips and strategies for managing your workload, working with teachers and school leadership, and staying organised. You’ll learn how to prioritise your tasks, communicate effectively with your colleagues, and keep your desk clutter-free, Mari Kondo-style!
Whether you’re new to the job or have been in the role for a while, the MYP coordinator productivity journal is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to be the best MYP Coordinator they can be. Download it today to stay organised, focused, and purposeful in your work. With this journal by your side, you’ll be the incredible leader that your school needs!
This blog is part of a series designed especially for candidate MYP schools. Click here to view the complete series!
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