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Leveraging conceptual based learning

By Adrian von Wrede-Jervis In the first of a two-part series for teachers of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), I’m looking at the function of key concepts and global contexts in the MYP. I also explore two potential strategies for supporting interdisciplinary understanding. Setting the scene When students graduate from our schools, they enter […]

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Middle schoolers thrive with 150 hours of design

By Clare Wagstaff Annie Wright Middle School’s design program is now in its third year. Although it has incorporated some of the beloved traditional Middle School projects such as the Milk Boat Regatta (in which Middle Schoolers create seaworthy vessels out of milk cartons and other recycled materials), it has also established new units that are quickly becoming Middle School traditions. […]

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Calling all MYP coordinators!

We are looking for MYP coordinators who would like to contribute to coordinator support materials. You may have seen in the Summary report—Reviewing Programme Standards and Practices: A report on research and design activities (2014 – 2017) on the programme resource centre—that the MYP Programme Standards and Practices are in review. In anticipation of any changes […]

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Does international education really have an impact on the world?

By Mairianne Walker Today, millions of people woke up, switched on their phones and digested the latest news from around the world. I was one of those people. What I read each day tells me we live in turbulent times. Fortunately, my social media feed is filled with inspiring quotes from people like Nelson Mandela […]

Calling all MYP arts teachers!

We are looking for teachers in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) who would like to contribute to the next round of curriculum development in the arts. Curriculum review and development at the IB is a highly-collaborative experience; IB staff and members of the IB teaching community work together to review and refine aspects of […]

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New training opportunity for MYP educators

Would you like to become a Curriculum Reviewer for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) support service called MYP Building Quality Curriculum? Do you know a teacher who would like to receive training and expand his/her skill set? We need to train more MYP educators to become reviewers who provide high-quality feedback to MYP schools. Qualified educators […]