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Introducing revised IB programme standards and practices (Part 1)

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 […]

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Fostering access and inclusion

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 […]

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Students create app to target Tanzania’s water shortage

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 […]

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How technology is transforming education

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 […]