Ambika Kapur is a librarian at Oakridge International School in India. In 2018, she participated in an IB online workshop, ‘The role of the librarian.’ In this article, Ambika shares her reflections from the workshop and the strategies she has since implemented in her library.
Attending conferences and workshops are great professional development tools for teachers. But, having the opportunity to visit and work in another IB World School, across the world, is an invaluable experience as Shelley Maximitch Johnston from Abbotsford Senior Secondary School, in Canada, found.
Are you interested in marking students’ work? Have you ever considered applying to become an IB Examiner? To give you a better idea of what the recruitment process looks like, take a look below:
As the IB turns 50 this year, it shines a spotlight on the IB Educator Network (IBEN) which supports professional development throughout the organization.
Topics surrounding human rights and equality can be thorny, but educators can use societal issues to create meaningful dialogue with students and enhance learning. PYP teachers Kirsten Fournier, Kerri Irwin and Vivien Rosa-Vaccarelli tell us more.
We are delighted to announce that since interviewing music teacher and IB examiner, Renée McCarthy for this post about her nomination for a prestigious teaching award, she has been announced as the winner!
Philip Evans, a development specialist for the Americas, recently earned an IB advanced certificate in leadership research concurrently as he earned a Master of Arts in educational leadership and management. Pursuit of this dual credential is possible through Royal Roads University’s online program, which has an on-campus residential component. Phil began his studies a year […]
By Deidre Fischer and Glenn Odland Schools are often vibrant and noisy places, full of energy and urgency. At their helm, heads and principals are the guardians of their staff and students and are accountable to many in the community of parents, the board, and often investors too. So how do school leaders ensure that […]
Leah Magana, Primary Years Programme (PYP) Building Quality Curriculum (BQC) reviewer, shares her experience with the BQC as an active member of the IB Educator Network (IBEN) and IB Workshop leader. Q: Why did you become a PYP BQC, reviewer? I got involved in the service because I thought it was an excellent way for schools […]
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 […]
Graeme Boyd, Head Librarian at IB World School St Francis College, in Brazil, explains how the profession can step forward and play a fundamental role in schools
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 […]
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 […]