As teachers, the best aspect of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is the opportunity for teachers to design their own units. What if our students could experience those same joys (as well as the frustrations) of designing their own units? What would that look like?
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) embraces all students in its approach to performance-based tasks like the MYP projects. Process journals enable students to visually and explicitly articulate their thinking process, providing a roadmap of their creative way of addressing the challenge set in their chosen project.
Kamilla Mazhenova, who is also Student Council President at the Miras International School in Astana, Kazakhstan , collaborated with blind students at № 10 School in Astana to create a New Year drama.
In part two of our series on educational technology, two schools share how augmented reality and virtual reality tools are enhancing student learning and creativity Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are tools that allow students to be immersed in an experience beyond the classroom walls. “These experiences spark inquiry and lead to deeper […]
We are looking for Middle Years Programme (MYP) schools who would like to pilot a revised version of the personal project report. This pilot will allow us to evaluate the impact of the proposed changes and make strategic revisions before the new personal project guide is launched in September 2021. Participation in the pilot satisfies […]
An IB World School shares how its Exceptional Children Extensions programme is empowering students with disabilities to succeed Sixteen students with a range of intellectual and physical disabilities, including Down’s syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy, follow the Exceptional Children (EC) Extensions programme at Randolph IB Middle School, North Carolina, USA. “As stated within the IB […]
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 individual and societies, currently in research stage and scheduled for first teaching in 2023.
This blog was written during a school closure caused by the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California, USA
IB World Schools explain how they encourage parental involvement Children achieve more at school when their parents are involved in their education, according to numerous studies. And research has indicated that great schools have effective partnerships with parents. So how do schools foster a strong and positive relationship with parents? Regular parent-teacher progress evenings, meetings, […]
By Sarah Phillips At its heart, science is about understanding how matter and energy interact with each other. As simple as it may sound, the number and variety of interactions, and the many scales of time, place and size over which those interactions operate make science a highly complex endeavour. Because of this complexity, models […]
Should the way we teach arts subjects—music, visual arts, dance and drama—become “a manifesto of student agency”? Two teachers reflect on the role that visual and performance arts play in an IB education
In part two of our series on physical education, an IB World School shares how introducing this self-refereed sport has engaged students Ultimate may not be as well-known as some other sports, but its ethos of fair play and mixed gender teams makes it an ideal school game. This fast-paced, self-refereed sport, which uses a […]
Children aged 5-17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily, recommends the World Health Organization (WHO). Yet, globally 81% of school-going adolescents (aged 11-17) are not active enough.
By Roger Sutcliffe It was World Philosophy Day on 15 November, a day conceived by UNESCO in 2005 and now entering its teens! There were philosophical events—even parties—across the world, celebrating philosophy as ‘an everyday practice that can transform societies’. Philosophy for Children (P4C) shows it can also transform schools. There are many ‘World Days’, […]
In the first of a two-part series, we look at the importance of sustainable school projects in helping the environment and inspiring the next generation to take positive action There’s never been a more crucial time for schools to lead the way on environmental issues. In October, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]