To raise awareness of homelessness, hunger and poverty and encourage positive change around this topic, Parkdale High School students came together during the Arts chapter in TOK to evaluate the power of images and color to evoke empathy from a viewer through the creation of infographics. Original artwork was created in the Visual Arts SLA class and in Literature, students developed personal accounts after having read Kaffir Boy by mark Mathabane.
Starting today, a range of products can be ordered at special prices from the IB Store, including a collection of discounted books and other IB materials that support both teachers and students in and out of the classroom.
Titles include: MYP Interact, Journeys in Communities of Practice, Journeys in Learning Across Frontiers, and Journeys in Implementation.
This project involved a series of studies on the extended essay by researchers from McGill University in Canada, Warwick University in the United Kingdom and the University of Virginia in the United States. The overall aim of the project was to explore the learning outcomes attributable to the International Baccalaureate (IB) DP extended essay in terms of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other aspects that might prepare students for university studies.
“My initial motivations were very practical and revolved around the kind of lifestyle that I thought teaching would offer me. What other job gives you so many days off?! But once I was in the role, I discovered that teaching is my passion.”
- Santo Kurniawan, teacher at Changun American international School
From media outlets throughout the world, explore top headlines referencing the International Baccalaureate in the month of October. This includes regional news from the Americas; Africa, Europe, and the Middle East; and Asia-Pacific.
Alumnus: Now in his second year of medical school, Liam Barrett tells us how his IB career led to medical studies and spending a summer in Ghana applying his medical skills. Liam is a graduate of CTC Kingshurst Academy in Birmingham, UK.
What is civic-mindedness? How does the IB play a role in encouraging individuals to reach out and help their community? A recently released research project examines these questions.
Funding Opportunities: The Singaporean Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is awarding scholarships to Singaporean nationals and permanent residents planning to begin an undergraduate education in Economics. Scholarships will be awarded to students seeking their economics degrees from top universities in Singapore, the United Kingdom, or the United States.
Alumni: In late September, IB Diploma graduate Andrew Beckman received a surprise e-mail from his college counselor. It asked if he would be willing to give a speech for the IB Higher Education Symposium, to be held at Stanford University, where he is currently an undergraduate freshman.
We want to encourage teachers to stimulate active development in learners and to help them flourish in and out of the classroom.
To support teachers in their efforts, we have devised a collection of materials to promote lifelong learning, critical thinking and professional inquiry.
The new DP Mathematics Questionbank is now available online! It includes 4 searchable online databases containing hundreds of examination questions, markschemes and subject reports that apply to the current curriculum.
Active, lifelong learning has always been important in the IB andecent research into brain development has had revolutionary implications for education. Creating lifelong learners, 2nd edition helps educators put these developments into practise as they encourage lifelong learning.
Nathan Horne is currently teaching PYP physical education at ISS International School in Singapore. He leads workshops in the use of technology in PE to promote critical thinking and is passionate about advocating for 21st century physical education.
He says: “At the start of any new school year having your yearly program set up and having a blueprint for the way you are going to deliver your school’s curriculum to your students is vital. Let’s be honest, curriculum documents are often long, tedious and sit on shelves far out of the mind’s eye. The problem is that if we are not looking at them, how can we ensure that the physical education program that we are delivering to our students on a day to day basis is aligned with what our curriculum suggests?”
“It is our responsibility to lead the way in international education and harness these capabilities as we create programmes and services to engage students in deep learning. I am honored to be entrusted with this position and I look forward to working with all members of the IB community, who continue to inspire me to do the best for the IB and the best for our schools.” – Dr. Siva Kumari
Dr. Siva Kumari will begin her duties as the new IB Director General on 1 January, 2014.
Maggie Doyne is 26 years old and has 40 children. They all live together in the Kopila Valley Children’s Home, the orphanage that Doyne founded in Surkhet, Nepal.
The children, whose ages run the gamut, attend the school that Doyne also founded. The story of the orphanage and school and the organization behind them—the BlinkNow Foundation—began when Doyne took a gap year after graduating from West Morris Mendham High School, New Jersey.