This article engages teachers to reflect on learning through play.
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IB teacher shares the value of engaging students in creating their own assessment tasks.
New research from Dr. David Conley and a team of researchers from the Education Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) compared two groups of university students—International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme alumni and non-Diploma Programme alumni – and found that IB alumni are more prepared for the rigors of university studies.
The Alumni Advisory Council is composed of IB alumni representatives from around the world, meeting monthly via Skype beginning in September . The group collaborates to support the IB Alumni community and the development of the IB Alumni Network. A full description of the council is available within the application. The deadline for consideration is 31 July 2014.
The IB Store is offering three books in the Journeys series at a £5 discount in July.
A PYP teacher shares the multi-sensory approaches to teaching and learning that she uses in her school.
This article reflects on tools and strategies teachers in a Colombian school use to understand students’ learning process.
Hout Bay International School in Western Cape, South Africa, uses its location and proximity to nature to encourage education of the whole person. In addition to offering a top-quality academic programme, the school enriches its curriculum by taking students hiking, surfing, and snorkeling.
Andrew Abrahamsen, an IB Diploma Programme student in New York, recently performed an original composition at Carnegie Hall. His piece, “Sanctuary”, was originally composed to fulfill an IB Music HL requirement.
Farhana Bari is the Deputy Head of Primary Education and a Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator at the International School of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has taught the PYP since 2003, leading its implementation in a highly traditional school setting.
In October of this year, the 2nd annual IB Higher Education Symposiumwill be held at the University of Hong Kong on October 16-17. The theme of this year’s event, ‘What IB students bring to higher education,’ will continue the discussion around the rigor and college-preparedness of IB students and the benefits to universities welcoming them to their campuses.
A PYP/MYP teacher-librarian writes about the role of the library at his school.
IB Americas University Relations Manager, Marie Vivas, asks if we should be focused on quality rather than quantity in response to the tremendous pressure students and parents often feel to “up the ante” by taking more A Levels, more APs, more IB Higher Levels.
IB Americas University Relations Manager, Marie Vivas, highlights her work with ASOBITICO, the Association of IB World Schools in Costa Rica. ASOBITICO is a different kind of IB World Schools Association. Their mission is to bring the IB Diploma Programme to public schools in Costa Rica and they have sought out private funding from corporations and non-profits to help support their goals.
An Early Years teacher explains the process of student-led conferences she uses in her classroom.