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Minjin Kim

I’ve found my home

I live in Singapore, but I’ve lived in Korea, England and Pakistan, too. If somebody asks me: “Where do you come from?” What do I say? I was born in South Korea. When I was five years old, we moved to England, where I started preschool. The experience was a nightmare. Despite my best efforts, […]

Matthew James

New Professional Development subscription supports all of a school’s DP teachers

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 […]


Six ideas for success for IB Diploma graduates

In May 2015, John Bader, Chief External Academic Relations Officer at the IB, had the honour of delivering a graduation speech to students at his childhood school, the International School of Paris. John shares an excerpt from his speech here to inspire any IB graduate to strive towards continuing success.   Six Ideas for Success […]

James MacDonald from IB AP Regional Council

IB Regional Councils connect the organization with schools

James MacDonald is Chair of the IB Asia Pacific Regional Council and Head of School at NIST International School in Thailand. We wanted to find out more about the role of the regional council and how their work supports schools, educators and students, as well as supporting the IB itself. What is the role of […]

New blog content in French and Spanish!

Today, we are updating the IB community blog so that visitors can start finding content in French and Spanish. Please bear with us as we make these changes – you may discover error pages or site anomalies as we work towards making the French and Spanish pages live. Thanks!

Kimberly House is the Educational Technology Specialist for the Primary School at the Bavarian International School

Flexible scheduling for EdTech (Part 1)

This is the first of a two-part article about integrating technology into the curriculum. As EdTech specialists, our role within the PYP is to authentically integrate technology into the curriculum. In many schools, this means fitting these into weekly scheduled lab sessions and this can be frustrating. The students often do not finish projects during […]

Peter Fidczuk

IB workshops at IBSCA and UCAS conferences support international applications to UK higher education

Join Peter Fidzcuk at two June workshops in London. Peter is the IB’s UK Development and Recognition Manager and also the IB Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA) University Admissions Manager. On 9 June, Peter has organised the IB Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA) 2015 Higher Education Advisors’ Conference. On 12 June, he runs a second […]

Bas Nijboer

Why attend a Professional Development workshop?

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 […]

Computing class

Making the most of IB research for teaching, learning and practice

As a research-driven organization, the IB invests in research to underpin, inform and enhance the development of IB programmes. The IB Global Research department aims to help teachers, administrators and schools make the most of this valuable resource to provide the best possible education and opportunities for students.   What kind of research is available […]