A collaborative effort between teachers and parents can help highlight the amazing opportunities a STEM career can offer female students, Trudy Norris-Grey tells IB World magazine at the everywoman Forum 2015: Advancing women in Technology event
This article is available in English and Arabic. As teachers: what we are doing to ensure that student-centered classrooms, where students are independent and empowered to make choices in their learning experiences, is happening in our classrooms? How can we engage the students in the planning of the units?
IB educator Mahmoud Sayani gives a video update about the fourth and final School Enhancement Service to pilot in groups of schools in 2015. Strengthening Leadership of Groups of Schools is designed to support superintendents, group-level coordinators and executive directors who are either new to the IB or to their role, particularly those with one or […]
Mindfulness educator and IB parent, Kevin Hawkins, explains the benefits of mindful techniques during stressful exam season. My third (and final) child is about to sit the IB Diploma exams so, as a parent, I understand a fair bit about the stresses and strains of high stakes testing. As an educator, I …
To mark International Dance Day 2015, we are re-publishing this 2014 interview with DP student Bhavishya Ramchander from the United World College South East Asia in Singapore.
The IB is celebrated for the range of opportunities it provides for interdisciplinary teaching and learning, but do these elements sometimes get shunted to the sidelines in the classroom? IB World Magazine investigates
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.
Neuroscience is arguably one of the most interesting and mysterious areas of science today, but also one of the most complex. Senior school and IB Diploma Programme students at Bombay International School (BIS) were treated to live demonstrations, mentoring sessions and a range of fun activities, hosted by world-renowned scientists, making scientific inquiry a fun […]
A school has created a video to illustrate how the school collaborated to develop the Grade 2 unit of inquiry on Weather.
The latest new service to schools is preparing to start its second trial phase. The IB’s Global School Services team is looking for motivated IB educators to receive training that will enable them to provide support to the schools taking part. This is the second pilot for Building Quality Curriculum, a service that will provide feedback to improve a school’s pedagogical approaches to PYP (programme of inquiry and units of […]
Ask anyone who knows him, and they will tell you that Leland Shelton is one of the good guys. Compassionate about improving the lives of others and earnest about the knowledge and resilience it takes to fight the just causes, Leland is a man who beat the odds.
Guest author Sophie Fraser is a senior at the York School in Toronto. She is passionate about technology and helping other students navigate the digital world.
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 […]
Minecraft is now a firm favourite for students and teachers alike. Educators tell IB World Magazine how they use the popular computer game in the classroom.
In the biggest transformation to the MYP since its launch, 2016 will see the IB externally assess MYP Year 5 students. But not in the traditional pen and paper format. The eAssessment will use on-screen examinations – including multimedia and interactive activities – and ePortfolios to test students, bringing assessments in line with 21st-century learning.