“As graduates of the Diploma Programme, we are used to striving—and thriving—with a heavy academic load,” says alumna Kimberly Righter,”but the DP was designed to be so much more than rigorous academics and career ‘success’…the DP strives to build character.”
Alumna Jackson-Irwin tells us about the road to fluency in German. She says: “The MYP allowed me to focus on the fundamentals of language acquisition before moving into more rigorous Language B coursework during the Diploma Programme (DP).”
To celebrate the first annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science, IB Diploma Programme alumna Eva Manova tells us about the incredible opportunity to encourage young women to shine in science and maths.
In the final article of the series, IB World magazine looks at how parents can support their children through the IB Diploma Programme exams
Ashley Zhou (pronounced Zo) was a senior at St Petersburg High School from 2014-15, in this sunny bayside city in the smaller Florida peninsula tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Ashley graduated first in her class and presented the valedictorian address. Then and now, she was the pride of her school; one […]
By Guy Worthington For the past 18 years I have been the head of several different IB World Schools in Colombia, including The English School in Bogota, Colegio Albania in La Guajira and most recently, The British International School (BIS) in Barranquilla. My goal at BIS is to become an IB continuum school – a […]
This summer, Bay Port High School IB educators Amy Richards and Vicki Quinn presented at the IB 2015 Conference of the Americas to discuss technology usage within IB classrooms. We followed up with Richards and Quinn this semester to learn more about how they integrate technology in their classrooms
By Neil Bunting Change can cause enormous stress. Whether that is a positive or negative experience depends on the individual’s perception. It is often said that getting married, the birth of your children and moving house are three of the common profoundly stressful experiences many of us go through. Some people, like myself, thrive on […]
Since graduating from the IB Diploma Programme with one the first co-educational classes at Markham College, Patty Jumbo has earned a medical degree and PhD. Now in her second post-graduate fellowship at Vanderbilt University, she mentors undergraduate students and writes to inspire STEM opportunities for women and Hispanics.
IB World magazine talks to Susan Park, IB Diploma Programme student and the winning illustrator of the September 2015 issue’s front cover
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year By Rhonda Broussard In the summer of 2006, I moved my family from Brooklyn, New York, to St. Louis, Missouri, and began searching for the right learning community for my children and myself. On the heels of teaching in Middle Years Programme (MYP) and […]
The Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) at the US Department of Education recognized Renton High School for providing broad access to IB programmes for low-income communities in the Seattle area. In a news release, “A Focus on Equity and Rigor in Seattle-Area Schools,” OII praised Renton for its success improving access to education and […]
By Neil Bunting The IB learner profile is a fantastic set of attributes. I haven’t encountered another school programme that uses shared humanitarian values explicitly in the same way. My blog posts contain some personal interpretations and thoughts about the IB learner profile values. I hope that they encourage further discussion, inspired by the common […]
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy recently analyzed research about the successful implementation of the IB Diploma Programme in Chicago Public Schools. After reviewing the research, the institute’s director David Steiner and deputy director Ashley Berner call the results “striking” and “more rigorous than previous work on the IB effect.”
Making the transition from high school to higher education can be a daunting experience. It can involve leaving home and moving to a new town or city, or even a new country. Students experience all-sorts of “new”, from learning environments to teachers and teaching styles, to friends, to areas of study, to local cultures. Part […]