SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Six Sioux City schools are a step closer to becoming International Baccalaureate World Schools.
On Wednesday, teachers received in-depth training from International Baccalaureate professionals at Perry Creek Elementary.
The program encourages students to excel in both personal and academic achievements.
The IB program uses “inquiry-based learning” and “global mindedness”. That means the kids will be able to think more independently, and become more culturally aware.
School officials say the training is part of the authorization process.
They also say they hope to be authorized in the next year when IB visits the schools.
“We also have some other great opportunities in all the schools that we have and that’s one thing about the Sioux City Community School District is you know we are a larger school district and we can offer parents and students a vast choices of opportunities for learning,” said Dr. Kim Buryanek, Associate Superintendent for Sioux City Community Schools.
Sunnyside, Nodland, Perry Creek, Clark Elementaries, and North, West and East Middle Schools are the seven schools in the International Baccalaureate candidacy phase.