MYP students win international award for their dance performance, which showcased an honest portrayal of friendship Two friends at an IB World School in Malaysia put on an award-winning performance, depicting what true friendship really means. With no prior experience or knowledge of contact dance improvisation, Middle Years Programme (MYP) students Sonya Janejit Kaur and Celine […]
By Sarah Phillips The personal project is an important culminating experience for students in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) students, and their whole school community. While it has always been central to the MYP experience, the project’s mandatory moderation has presented some new challenges. We asked schools how they were rising to meet those challenge, […]
Local IB World Schools collaborate every year to raise awareness for the homeless Three local IB World Schools in Maryland, US, have teamed up and tapped into their creative talents to address the topic of homelessness, hunger and poverty. IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at Parkdale High School worked with Crossland High School and Frederick […]
This article reflects on how to make summative assessment more meaningful for the early years learners.
Working with leading university researchers from around the world, we conduct rigorous studies about the impacts of our programmes on students, teachers and schools. Given the increasing importance of data in the education field, research can be helpful in making the case for IB programmes. This new resource highlights global research key findings across the […]
CAS project aims to understand the forgotten communities of Brussels through storytelling After the terrorist attacks in Brussels in 2016, the mood in the country was sombre. So, IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at a local school decided to highlight the many good people trying to make Brussels a better place. The documentary Snapshots of […]
Microfinance initiative by DP students helps boost the income of those in need In many transitioning economies, women from vulnerable populations usually benefit last. For example, in the Phu Min farming community, in Vietnam, men often migrate to the cities for low-skilled work, but the money they earn to send back to their families tends […]
The nature of international schools brings its own set of challenges and complexities around leadership, as Michael Fertig, Lecturer in Education at the University of Bath, UK, tells IB World magazine We can all recall working with a ‘bad’ or ‘ineffective’ leader. Some of us might even shudder at the thought. “‘Bad’ leaders are ones […]
What can students expect when they sit down in an IB Diploma Programme (DP) classroom? These four activities stretch across subject groups and will likely define the classroom experience in the early weeks of the DP.
This article describes a PYP educator’s experiences conducting the PYP exhibition after having returned to the classroom from an absence of 6 years. It applies to the exhibition as a tool to improve student’s learning and as a reflective tool for practice.
Five decades ago in 1968 Inspired by a spirit of hope in the post-World War era, the IB pioneered a movement for international education. Our founders saw a need for an international approach to education, which would bring young people together with the skills, values and knowledge necessary to build a more peaceful future. 2018 […]
Diploma Programme graduate Rachon Sweiss says, “Failing calculus wasn’t my first or last failure, and even though understanding why I failed came a little too late, the experience fundamentally shifted my mindset and approach to learning.”
This article puts forward three different approaches to the creation and use of the central idea, including early sharing, student creation and parent creation of the central idea. It shares the benefits and drawbacks of all three approaches.
At the World Bank Group annual meeting, leaders gathered to discuss the large gap in educational standards around the world. Ocie Grimsley watched via live stream to recap the possible solutions to the learning crisis brought forward by five panelists.
New IB parent? This easy to follow guide of IB terms may be just the thing for you.