IB World Schools responded eagerly to an invitation from the IB to participate in four pilots of its new School Enhancement Services. We are excited to have our first cohort of schools in place now!
You now can officially add your IB diploma, coursework or certificates to the “Education” section on your LinkedIn profile. You also can search among all listed IB alumni on the new International Baccalaureate page on LinkedIn.
The IB is inviting leaders in the field to the IB Peterson Academic Symposium 2015: Making time for creativity: why does it matter? Schools may submit a film that showcases creative practice or apply to become a speaker. The symposium will take place on 23 and 24 of April 2015.
There are 17 schools in Costa Rica that are authorized to deliver the Diploma Programme (DP) with a further 3 schools planned by 2017. The Costa Rican IB Association, Asobitico, continues to be instrumental in the implementation of the DP in Costa Rican schools.
The World Scholar’s Cup (WSC), an international team academic tournament, aims to motivate students of all backgrounds to discover new strengths and practice new skills. Middle Years Programme (MYP) students Rhea Arora, Saidatul Zairin and Salma Tuffaha from The International School London (ISL) in Qatar, are preparing for the final “Tournament of Champions”.
Assessment Access and Inclusion Manager, Kala Parasuram, explores how the IB has developed its access and inclusion agenda, leading by example and taking the international community on this fundamental and important journey.
Get the inside story on the new design technology course. It aims to facilitate the development of students as designers, focusing on invention and innovation. Plus, see the work of Ting-Ting Chou a 2010 IB Graduate from NIST International School, Bangkok, Thailand.
This year marked the 6th Round Square Collaborative Service Project, a joint-effort between several Indian IB World Schools. This post contributes to a series started in 2013, highlighting field trips and service projects completed by students at Pathways World School, Aravali.
Judith Joan Walker completed the full IB curriculum (PYP, MYP, and DP) in IB World Schools in Thailand, Vietnam and China. She went on to study film and film production in Australia and has now joined forces with her parents and brother to grow their family business; a social entrepreneurial venture, African Clean Energy (ACE).
Polly Peters, co-author of “Ten Tales from Different Cultures”, discusses the process of compiling ten stories from around the world into a collection for PYP readers and the power of stories.
“In my view, being an examiner is a type of fieldwork: it allows for a kind of participant/observation in the learning and assessment process that cannot be gained in any other way. The examining position provides a birds-eye view of what our students understand and are learning, and how their perspectives constantly change.”
Did you know that there’s a new addition to the IB continuum? The IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC) began as a pilot program in 2004 and rolled out to all interested IB World Schools offering the Diploma Programme in 2012. In just two years, it’s expanded to 90 schools (and 480 students) worldwide and continues to grow.
Rafael Angel illustrates the transition students make from PYP to MYP. Rafael is a PYP, MYP and DP teacher at Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai, India.
In a new study conducted by Flinders University, researchers explored the well-being of students, ages 11-16 in Australia, who were enrolled in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP).
In June, nine IB staff members took a service trip to the Philippines and discovered what it takes to make a real difference in the lives of others.