Khea Yashadhana is a 2012 IB graduate of the Binus International School Simprug in Indonesia, and she is now an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Having interned in both Indonesia and the United States, Khea talked with us about how these experiences have influenced her academic interests.
IB World magazine investigates the ways in which IB World Schools have integrated a successful Mother Tongue (MT) programme, and offers tips to help schools set up their own
On recent weekends in Costa Rica, groups of dedicated IB alumni can be found immersing themselves in IB communities throughout Costa Rica. The IB Alumni Network in Costa Rica has recently developed an initiative called Conociendo Costa Rica, or Exploring Costa Rica, to inspire and engage prospective and current IB students.
By Rita Bateson In my role as MYP Curriculum Manager for Science and Mathematics, I’ve received some common queries in relation to eAssessment in the Middle Years Programme. I thought it would be useful to share some of my responses more widely with you here on the IB blog. How can eAssessment positively impact teaching […]
In this article the author describes how early years students have developed a rich conceptual understanding by not only initiating their own learning and taking ownership, but also working and solving problems together.
In 2013, José Luis Avilez Escribens graduated from Markham College with his IB diploma. Now a medical student, José has continued his academic career at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru.
From appointing a new school director to buying playground equipment, IB World magazine looks at the integral role student councils have within schools
The Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) at the US Department of Education recognized Renton High School for providing broad access to IB programmes for low-income communities in the Seattle area. In a news release, “A Focus on Equity and Rigor in Seattle-Area Schools,” OII praised Renton for its success improving access to education and […]
By Hamed Mokhtar I was sceptical and even disappointed when I first heard about MYP eAssessment! Questions invaded my mind, and I felt completely lost; ‘onscreen’ means internet access is needed, so what if the internet connection is slow? Will students in schools with weak internet connection be at a disadvantage? And what if the […]
By Neil Bunting The IB learner profile is a fantastic set of attributes. I haven’t encountered another school programme that uses shared humanitarian values explicitly in the same way. My blog posts contain some personal interpretations and thoughts about the IB learner profile values. I hope that they encourage further discussion, inspired by the common […]
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy recently analyzed research about the successful implementation of the IB Diploma Programme in Chicago Public Schools. After reviewing the research, the institute’s director David Steiner and deputy director Ashley Berner call the results “striking” and “more rigorous than previous work on the IB effect.”
In a study conducted by researchers at Deakin University, the learning processes and outcomes at four Early Years PYP schools were evaluated. The researchers examined student literacy rates and school readiness skills at two schools in Australia and two schools in Singapore. Qualitative data was collected to evaluate the perspectives of teachers, students, and parents. Overall, the study […]
Making the transition from high school to higher education can be a daunting experience. It can involve leaving home and moving to a new town or city, or even a new country. Students experience all-sorts of “new”, from learning environments to teachers and teaching styles, to friends, to areas of study, to local cultures. Part […]
Meet Caroline Wesson. She attends the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated with the IB Diploma from Douglas County High School in 2012. Caroline offers advice about choosing a university and talks about her IB experience.
It is always a delight to see schools that are continually progressing on their inclusion journey, which is why we were thrilled when Copenhagen International School opened their doors to us last January and allowed us to film their good practice in action. Each teacher, coordinator, support staff and school leader had the same inclusion […]