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Using MYP design to mark a milestone

Proudly telling the world about our community in our 50th anniversary year By Phil Lohmeyer 2018 is an important year for both the IB celebrating its 50th anniversary and Whitby School in Connecticut, USA, celebrating 60 years. To mark the occasion, 8th graders designed a contest to find our school’s 60th anniversary logo by piloting a new […]

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Students tackle global challenges for #generationIB

Proudly telling the world about our community in our 50th anniversary year We’re halfway through our #generationIB campaign and we’ve already received dozens of submissions from students around the world. IB students have been coming up with exciting, innovative and practical ways to solve global problems, and using social media to engage with the world […]

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How will we assess students in the future?

Proudly telling the world about our philosophy in our 50th anniversary year By Paula Wilcock The first official examinations for IB Diploma Programme (DP) assessments were taken in 1971 by just 29 students. Fast-forward to today and more than 200,000 students will take an IB assessment this year alone. We asked Paula Wilcock, Chief Assessment […]

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Other people, with their differences, can also be right

Proudly telling the world about our philosophy in our 50th anniversary year By Robert Harrison Sometimes the IB’s mission can seem quite lofty and disconnected from the real world of teachers who feel overworked by their responsibilities and students who feel overwhelmed by course work and examinations. Can education really help to make a better […]