Understanding Leadership, the foundational workshop of the IB leadership series, has attracted hundreds of educators interested in examining leadership and improving their own skill set. So what exactly can participants expect? We asked a workshop leader and a recent participant to tell us more.
By Kendra Perkins School librarians face many challenges. You may be the only librarian in the school – where no one with library training is there for you to consult with when making decisions. Then there’s always the start of the year stress. This is especially true if you are starting out at a new […]
Two IB educators, Maria Hersey and Lisa Nicholson, recently developed four new workshops in a series called ‘What is an IB education?’ Here, they discuss the workshops as tools for teachers, whether you work in an IB World School or not and no matter which programme you teach. Q: Is there always more to learn […]
Would you like to become an a Curriculum Reviewer for the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or know a teacher who would? We need reviewers! Five years experience as an MYP educator, preferred Experience writing and refining MYP unit plans Available for free online training starting 10 May Currently not serving as an examiner Submit your application […]
By Adrian Kearney, Director of IB World Schools Globally, students have unlimited access to information and entertainment via the latest apps and gadgets – both throughout their education and in their free time. Technology and connectivity are having a dramatic impact on schools and this is revolutionising good practice for teaching and learning. It is now […]
By Marion Halberg The first part of our story is all about the value of a well-trained staff community. In this second part, we look at how we continue to grow the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at our school, and how we engage our school community. A couple of years ago when the IB opened […]
By Marion Halberg Dobbs Ferry High School (DFHS) is a small public high school just north of New York City. The high school has approximately 440 students. Of these students, 13% receive special education services, over 3% are currently below English proficiency and receive ESOL services (English for speakers of other languages), a larger percentage […]
Looking to boost your teaching practice? Together with our partners, we are delivering more than 1,000 professional development workshops before the end of 2016! Here are some of the top choices for IB educators. 1Career-related Programme online workshops Double up on CP workshops now and enjoy two-for-one savings until the end of 2016! (Rates increase for […]
IB World magazine shares the top qualities today’s IB teachers need
Jennifer Hoover of Richard Montgomery High School (RMHS), Montgomery County, Maryland, USA is her county’s magnet coordinator and her school’s Diploma Programme (DP) Coordinator (RMHS offers MYP years 4 and 5 plus the DP). She explains how Curriculum Connections helped the IB teaching team there meet programme and curriculum requirements. Q: Why did you choose […]
Jan Stipek, head of professional development (PD) for the Diploma and Career-related Programmes, cares a great deal about IB educators who deliver professional development (PD) to teachers. He explains the strong link between effective workshop leaders and improved students outcomes, below. How are workshop leaders critical to student outcomes? Highly experienced and trained IB educators […]
By Isela Consuegra In response to rapidly growing interest in IB programmes in Mexico*, the IB Association of Mexico (IBAMEX) decided to move a step forward in 2011 and become a provider of IB workshops. We’ve had such great success that we advanced further in 2015 with the launch of IBAMEX Week – a gathering […]
By David Hawley, originally published by Edutopia in November 2015. I recently became the Chief Academic Officer for the IB after more than two decades of working in and leading IB schools. In IB World Schools, we endeavour to create internationally-minded young people who, recognizing our common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help make a […]
By Stuart Crouch Ways in which librarians and teachers can collaborate across the IB continuum of education I have been a teacher for 25 years and a school librarian for more than 16 of those. At the start of my career it seemed like doom and gloom for school libraries; all resources would soon be online, […]
We aim to provide a balance of short-term and long-term benefits for schools and educators that ensure a sustainable, healthy organization. How did we get on in 2015?