Anthony Tait has directed the IB’s professional development (PD) department since 2010. His long and varied career in education began many years earlier in Australia. Tait credits IB professional development with amplifying his professional passion and providing him with the means to magnify his impact.
Carol Burris and John Murphy tell us about their approach to having as many students as possible participate in IB courses. South Side High School has detracked classes at each grade level and in all subject areas. The IB curriculum informs their 9th and 10th grade courses so that all students will be prepared for […]
Dinos Aristidou tells us about his interest in the relationship between the imagination and creativity. He will present at the 2015 Peterson Academic Symposium in April.
Why does creativity matter? Karen Kuhn of The Adam Mickiewicz University gives us a taste of what she will be presenting at the 2015 Peterson Academic symposium.
Interested in space travel? Enter the IB Mars Youth Project by posting a photo on Facebook or Twitter that shows us why you are excited about science and technology. Good luck!
Diploma Programme students from Rossall School, England, Thanh Thao Truong and Thao Ha, competed in the 2014 Interest Rate Challenge. In the competition, students present their opinions on the policies that would help the UK economy reach the target inflation rate of 2%. Thanh Thao Truong (left) and Thao Ha Q: What were the highlights […]
Expanding on her background as a DP teacher, Liza Tercero contributed to the formation of the IB School Enhancement Services and is now helping to bring the data analysis support service for DP educators successfully through school trials.
Rainier Beach High School in Seattle is building a community of alumni, parent, and student leaders committed to learning as much as they can about the Diploma Program, and sharing that knowledge with their peers. It’s called a Community Cafe.
Asheesh Misra, IB Program Manager for the Bridging the Equity Gap project, aims to create a dialogue among IB educators and school leaders around empowering underrepresented students for success in life-long learning and college graduation through successful participation in the IB Diploma Programme in public schools. All of the related posts will be available on […]
What can guarantee academic success? This is a question that students, teachers and parents have been asking for years, but the answer remains inconclusive. Many studies have examined the multiple factors that could be considered, but mainly focusing on intelligence levels. Latest research takes a different approach that teachers may want to consider. Any teacher […]
The IB World Student Conferences are coming up this July and August. They are open to all IB students world-wide at two locations, the University of Rochester and La Salle Campus Barcelona-Ramon Llull University. You will find everything you need to know about the conferences below. University of Rochester What if clean water could reach millions […]
The Extended Essay is a challenge for every student. How can you make sure they feel prepared rather than panicked? It’s the culmination of years of effort, a signature of the IB Diploma Programme and the perfect preparation for life beyond the classroom. In fact, IB Diploma Programme alumni said the Extended Essay prepared them […]
Jayne Pletser, Curriculum Manager for inclusive education, and Kala Parasuram, Assessment access and Inclusion Manager at the IB, talk to Sophie-Marie Odum about how schools can help remove barriers to learning The IB believes that an inclusive education is something every IB World School should embrace and work towards. Students should be prepared to exercise […]
As part of the new focus on approaches to teaching and learning, Riverview Highschool in Sarasota, Florida, USA embraced experiential learning with the help of a spoken word artist, Cedric Hameed. As the school’s artist-in-residence, Cedric worked with the Theory of knowledge (TOK) instructional team to craft a comprehensive and integrated approach to TOK and […]
A growing number of teachers are ‘ﬂipping’ their classrooms by encouraging students to do school work at home and homework at school. But there’s a bit more to it than that, according to educators who have introduced the model.