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Ten steps to MYP personal projects

As the deadline approaches on 20 January 2016 for the registration of MYP candidates for personal project moderation in 2016, here is some useful information about the process for registering your candidates: Who needs to register? In MYP schools with year 5 of the programme, all students must complete the personal project. When do I need to […]

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MYP projects play an important part in our school culture

By Angela Jonson As Middle Years Programme (MYP) educators prepare to implement some updates to the programme’s personal project, we spoke to Angela Johnson to see how the changes are taking shape in her school.  MYP personal project Here at Southbank International School, the MYP personal project plays a very important part within our school’s culture, […]

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“This is big, it’s something innovative” – new video shows enthusiasm for MYP eAssessment

In preparation for the full launch of MYP eAssessment in 2016, the new on-screen examinations were piloted with 68 IB World Schools and over 2,000 students earlier in 2015. IB World Schools in China, Jordan, Spain, USA and Canada took the additional step—as pioneers and ambassadors for MYP eAssessment—of contributing to a new video about the experience. […]

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IB World Schools turn Egypt ‘green’ and San Diego ‘brown’

Two schools tell IB World magazine about what they’re doing to help the environment and protect the planet San Diego, US Pacific Beach Middle School students in San Diego were inspired by 2015’s Global Youth Service Day to create a number of environmental projects. MYP student Chloe Pardo launched a webpage and social media pages, […]

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How does PD support MYP educators with ‘the power and impact of digital assessment’?

Stan Burgoyne is the IB’s Global Head of MYP Professional Development and began his career in education teaching English and theatre in the San Francisco Bay area, California. He later moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he was a teacher and coordinator for the Diploma and Middle Years Programmes in a public school system. […]

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An exciting new step for the MYP

In the biggest transformation to the MYP since its launch, 2016 will see the IB externally assess MYP Year 5 students. But not in the traditional pen and paper format. The eAssessment will use on-screen examinations – including multimedia and interactive activities – and ePortfolios to test students, bringing assessments in line with 21st-century learning.

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A Notable Decade: Interview with Judith Fabian, former Chief Academic Officer

Judith Fabian was at the heart of the IB programmes long before becoming the Chief Academic Officer. After a history of teaching and implementing the IB programmes in international schools around the globe, and 10 years of spearheading their development at the IB, she has recently left the organization. She took the time to speak to […]

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MYP students in Qatar reach the finals of the World Scholar’s Cup

The World Scholar’s Cup (WSC), an international team academic tournament, aims to motivate students of all backgrounds to discover new strengths and practice new skills. Middle Years Programme (MYP) students Rhea Arora, Saidatul Zairin and Salma Tuffaha from The International School London (ISL) in Qatar, are preparing for the final “Tournament of Champions”.