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Phil Evans

Love your leadership capacity

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 […]

Leadership matters, so how do I improve mine?

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 […]

Claudia Kennedy

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 […]

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Do you understand leadership?

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.

New workshops reveal “what is an IB education?”

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 […]

Technology allows us to keep assessment relevant

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 […]

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How we embraced the IB Learner Profile, and access and equity for all (Part I)

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 […]

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Top workshop choices for forward-looking IB educators

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 […]

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Curriculum Connections enhances MYP delivery in US high school

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 […]

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Effective IB teaching and learning starts with IB workshop leaders

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 […]