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?
Sue Richards, head of professional development for the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), explains why the new leadership workshops were developed and who they are for. Why offer the leadership workshops? The IB has a long record of supporting educators. This new opportunity is designed for educators who are effective in an IB context and who […]
By Neil Bunting The IB learner profile is a fantastic set of attributes. I haven’t encountered another school programme that uses shared humanitarian values explicitly in the same way. My blog posts contain some personal interpretations and thoughts about the IB learner profile values. I hope that they encourage further discussion, inspired by the common […]
By Sol Perez Sol gives some insight into the IB workshop experience. Face-to-face workshops are a great opportunity, not only for teachers new to the IB, but also for more experienced teachers as they are able to share what they have learned and discover tips and secrets to help their students ace their exams. Sol […]
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. […]
Matt James, Head of IB Online Professional Development, allows us a glimpse of what’s behind the development and launch of new professional development products. He discusses IB DP Advantage, the latest initiative to be introduced by the IB, currently available on an annual subscription basis for Diploma Programme educators. An annual professional development (PD) subscription […]
Bas Nijboer recently joined the IB’s Professional Development (PD) department as Registration & Promotions Coordinator for the Africa, Europe and Middle East. Here, he reflects on his first experience of an IB workshop. As part of my new job, I attended my first professional development workshop in Athens at the end of April. This offered me the […]
Webinars are convenient and effective professional development tools. If you are new to them, here are some tips to get the most out of your participation.
This interview was conducted with Samantha (Sam) Cook, recipient of the 2015 Jeff Thompson Award* for her study entitled Perceptions of International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme teachers on factors influencing their development as PYP educators (the executive summary is available here ). This study was completed as part of a dissertation for her graduate studies […]
Anthony Tait has directed the IB’s professional development (PD) department since 2010. His long and varied career in education began many years earlier in Australia. Tait credits IB professional development with amplifying his professional passion and providing him with the means to magnify his impact.