2020 Programme Standards and Practices set aspirational guidance for future IB teaching and learning Curriculum Manager Pilar Quezzaire discusses the revised framework of programme standards and practices: how it differs from its forerunner and how it supports schools. Why a revised IB framework? Starting in 2014, discussions across the IB explored how the standards and […]
Cristina Balbás launched Escuelab to counteract the decrease in Spanish students pursuing STEM degrees and a lack of availability in after-school programming. She is a graduate of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong.
Is your IB World School planning a reunion? Or bringing together past IB graduates to speak with students? We’d like to hear about it and share news of your event here on blogs.ibo.org and on social media.
Krista Kaufmann joined international start-up, Impact Hub, to help social entrepreneurs access valuable training resources, work spaces and community-building networks as they tackle large-scale social issues. She is a graduate of UWC Mahindra College.
An IB World School shares how its Exceptional Children Extensions programme is empowering students with disabilities to succeed Sixteen students with a range of intellectual and physical disabilities, including Down’s syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy, follow the Exceptional Children (EC) Extensions programme at Randolph IB Middle School, North Carolina, USA. “As stated within the IB […]
Four schools at different stages of their IB journey will share their approach to understanding and implementing the IB Primary Years Programme enhancements in their own context. Here is the first story in the series that features a candidate school in Russia and illustrates how they began exploring the enhanced content.
Four DP students in Alabama win prestigious computer science prize for their water well mapping tool Tanzania is more than 7,000 miles away from Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. But four keen young coders in the school’s Diploma Programme (DP) have created an award-winning application (app) that could help make […]
Do you know an IB student who blends their interests in science, music and sports? We got the full story from three graduates who kept their interests well-balanced both during and after the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
From getting your search started to arriving on campus, this collection of resources and essays is an informal guide for Year 1 and 2 IB Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) students based on the experiences of IB programme alumni.
This blog was written during a school closure caused by the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California, USA
We asked recent DP graduates from around the world to submit essays and personal statements that played a role in their admissions process to the university of their choice. We chose excerpts from four essays that highlight four different approaches.
This is an end-of-year reflection from an IB Primary Years Programme educator who returns to the classroom as a teacher after working for several years as an IB principal. Read about what she learned about student agency, leadership, early career educators, collaboration and vulnerability.
In the first part of this series, we look at edtech innovations and how they can aid and extend learning Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, and that includes education. The huge choice of educational technology (‘edtech’) now available—from apps and platforms to augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI)—can be mind-boggling for […]
With the IB’s programmes, one can achieve anything. They can pursue any dream. Meet Mythili Zatakia, IB alum, who is now a professional dancer. She shared her story with us on how her Diploma Programme (DP) environment inspired her to follow her dreams.
This article explores one school’s journey to invite parents into the planning process in order to build parent agency and strengthen the learning community.