Daily Living the IB ProgramMe

Sep 25, 2023 8:30:00 AM | Daily Living the IB ProgramMe

Within the key elements of an IB education lie the six approaches to teaching (ATT) and the five approaches to learning (ATL)

Greetings CVWS Community,

As I send this message out to all of you, I have the privilege of attending a conference with the Florida Association of IB World Schools (FLIBS), where I am reminded of the broader community of IB schools we belong to and the relationships we are building as part of a global organization.

Within the key elements of an IB education lie the six approaches to teaching (ATT) and the five approaches to learning (ATL), which play a crucial role in ensuring that the aspirations of an IB education become a reality in the classroom. Promoting these concepts into the daily lives of our students at CVWS is vital for their growth and development as lifelong learners.

The approaches are centered on a cycle of inquiry, action, and reflection—an interplay of asking, doing, and thinking—that informs the daily activities of teachers and learners. They also place a great deal of emphasis on relationships. This reflects the IB’s belief that educational outcomes are profoundly shaped by the relationships between teachers and students that develop throughout the year.

By supporting the development and practice of these approaches in the daily lives of our students here at CVWS, we promote the IB belief that a large influence on a student’s education is not only what you learn, but also how you learn. This approach is intrinsically linked with the IB Learner Profile (LP) attributes to enhance student learning and assist student preparation for life outside of school.

From our end-of-unit presentations in the PYP and daily reflection time built into the daily schedule for our MYP, each choice is intentional by design to build out the ten traits of the LP. These traits, in turn, help to promote international-mindedness in our students to think about the common humanity of all people while accepting and respecting other cultures and beliefs united as one under God.

The beauty of our pedagogical approach to instruction is that each element serves to support and reinforce the education of the whole child. The beauty of it is that we get to do this with your children every day.

Thank you for your continued partnership and support as we grow the culture and success of your children at our school.


Marcos Redondo
Dean of Middle Years Programme

Marcos Redondo

Written By: Marcos Redondo

“In the age of interdependence, global citizenship – based on trust and a sense of shared responsibility – is a crucial pillar of progress.” – Kofi Annan. I am very excited to welcome you all to a fantastic year at Creation Village World School, whether this is your first year joining us or for those families celebrating our 10th anniversary with ten years of experience here. As a product of IB education, both as a student and instructor, I believe in its pedagogical approach with a passion that I hope to share with you as we embark on this journey together. Moreover, my time spent building small, independent Christian schools leaves me excited to see the incredible foundation that CREATION Health has woven into our mission and vision for the school and its students. Beginning my first year at CVWS, I have found children, families, teachers, and administrators working to elevate a Christ-based multicultural learning environment that incorporates best practices drawn from several experts in the field of education. John Dewey, the preeminent educational reformer, wrote, “If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday, we rob them of tomorrow.” That is precisely why we are thrilled to share our innovative approach to learning. Future-proofing is a process I am very fond of, and it is our goal to ensure each child develops the skills and tools that will empower them to one day leave our campus equipped to lead and shape the next generation of global citizens. The Middle Years Programme (MYP) at CVWS - serving students from 6th through 9th grade this year - believes that for our children to thrive inside and outside the classroom, we must create an authentic environment for them to learn and grow. Our goal for them is to shape the culture of what it means to be a student here at CVWS and how it helps to promote unity within God's community. Creation Village World School creates a space where students feel safe and empowered to learn by doing, generating hands-on learning experiences in a multitude of ways, whether it be engaging in our outdoor nature program, displaying their talents through our impressive performing arts department, or creating student-driven solutions in our design class. This community we are continuing to build together allows our students to blossom and blaze the trail for those who will follow after them. We foster learning spaces where our students can develop mastery of self to go forth and provide service to our community. As the Head of the MYP, I look forward to spending time with each of you to learn how to work together to create the best year possible for your children.