The Extended Essay is a challenge for every student. How can you make sure they feel prepared rather than panicked? It’s the culmination of years of effort, a signature of the IB Diploma Programme and the perfect preparation for life beyond the classroom. In fact, IB Diploma Programme alumni said the Extended Essay prepared them [...]
Jayne Pletser, Curriculum Manager for inclusive education, and Kala Parasuram, Assessment access and Inclusion Manager at the IB, talk to Sophie-Marie Odum about how schools can help remove barriers to learning The IB believes that an inclusive education is something every IB World School should embrace and work towards. Students should be prepared to exercise [...]
As part of the new focus on approaches to teaching and learning, Riverview Highschool in Sarasota, Florida, USA embraced experiential learning with the help of a spoken word artist, Cedric Hameed. As the school’s artist-in-residence, Cedric worked with the Theory of knowledge (TOK) instructional team to craft a comprehensive and integrated approach to TOK and [...]
A growing number of teachers are ‘ﬂipping’ their classrooms by encouraging students to do school work at home and homework at school. But there’s a bit more to it than that, according to educators who have introduced the model.
New research out of Bilkent University explores the university preparedness of Diploma Programme (DP) and non-DP graduates in Turkey.
We are excited to announce the speakers for the first day of the Peterson Academic Symposium, to be held on the 23rd of April this year. Speakers will present TED-style talks on creativity in their fields and discuss ideas and concerns in a panel at the end of the day.
If we want our children to do better academically and socially studying the arts could be the key to success. By ignoring arts education, we could be jeopardizing young people’s opportunities to achieve and to be creative participants in the 21st century.
In 2013, Marissa Jansz made the switch from teaching the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Singapore to teaching ‘A’ Levels in Sri Lanka. Since then, Marissa has reflected on the two programmes.
Alana Brown, IB Coordinator at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, DC, has played a dual role, also leading efforts to bring a support service called Curriculum Connections to interested, candidate and authorized schools selected for participation in a trial of the new service.
Marie Vivas, IB Americas University Relations Manager, responds to this question raised by IB Counselors and Coordinators. She offers a unique perspective from within the IB and highlights the resources available to the entire IB community.
Katie Wright of the University of Melbourne conducted 23 in-depth interviews with IB graduates from around the world, between the ages of 20 and 63, on the ways in which the IB may have influenced their professional pathways, attitudes toward learning as well as personal beliefs and overall worldview.
The Bethesda Global Centre reverberated with high energy during Nov. 12-14, the result of gathering 20 educators to participate in a three-day training session designed to develop a team of reviewers to support the new Building Quality Curriculum service, currently running in trials in 21 schools. The group arrived in Bethesda ready and eager to [...]
The alumni network speaks with Marina Catena, a graduate of the United World College of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy and Director of the World Food Programme in Paris.
How do Students, teachers, and leaders in IB school communities view the concept of International-mindedness? Ten IB community members share their perspective on the concept and why it is central to the IB educational philosophy.
Advice from IB alumnus Anna von Wendorff on navigating the college admission process during the holidays. Anna is a freshman at Stanford University in Stanford, California USA and plans to major in Management Science and Engineering.