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The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability

Students who attend UBC for the 2013 IB World Student Conferences will be able to explore one of North America’s most sustainable buildings, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability(CIRS). The building not only uses solar and wind energy to generate electricity, it filters and purifies rain water and waste water. Rainwater is collected and […]

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Inside IB Classrooms: An online video library

Take a look Inside IB Classrooms, an online library of video clips to improve practice and encourage professional inquiry. This resource provides a rich variety of approaches to IB teaching and learning. Featured are more than 20 examples from the Diploma, Middle Years and Primary Years Programmes. Each clip comes with resources such as planning […]

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Thinking globally and acting locally with CAS

IB students who attended the World Student Conference (WSC) in 2012 are still drawing from their experiences and blogging about it! The global recognition team caught up with four of last year’s conference participants to see how they are completing their CAS projects. Details at www.ibo.org/wsc. Nafis Jalil — International School Dhaka, Bangladesh Nafis has […]

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IB Conference of the Americas

We are pleased to announce that the IB Conference of the Americas will be held in New Orleans, LA, USA, from 18-21 July 2013! The IB Conference of the Americas represents the largest annual gathering of the global IB community. The 2013 conference in New Orleans will be no exception, as we expect over 1,500 […]

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World Student Conference global engagement

Dive into the 2012 World Student Conferences. Look for more this June through August as students prepare for the 2013 conferences. Details on all four conferences are available at www.ibo.org/wsc. Current IB Diploma Programme and Career-related Certificate students will have the opportunity to join with fellow IBers at the different World Student Conferences, taking place around […]

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Interview with a Rhodes Scholar

Rachel Myrick is a 2009 IB graduate from North Carolina. She completed her Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was awarded a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a Master’s in Philosophy at the University of Oxford.

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IB Extended Essay Supports Success at U Va.

As part of a study conducted by University of Virginia (U Va.) researchers, a group of 1,045 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme alumni—all U Va. undergraduates—participated in a research project that sought to gain understanding about how students’ research activity in the IB Diploma Programme contributed to their U Va. research experiences and outcomes. In particular, […]

Top five IB blogs of 2012

Looking for the latest updates from the IB? Here are the top 5 most viewed IB blogs of 2012: 1. IBtv hosts hundreds of videos highlighting IB staff, teachers, students, alumni, and university admissions professionals. 2. Sharing PYP Practice provides an inside look at the programme with articles written by PYP educators. This is complemented […]

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Independent filmmaker: Julienne Rathore

Majoring in Biology may not seem like a step to become a travelling social documentary filmmaker, but that is exactly how Julienne Rathore began her journey. After receiving her IB diploma from St. Olav videregående skole in 1998, her initial love of nature and film has taken her on a journey to become a scriptwriter, […]

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Seeking to innovate within Education: Alumnus Kwabena Amporful

With the support of Stanford University’s Center for Social Innovation, Kwabena Amporful, founder and CEO of the Institute of Teacher Education and Development (INTED), is working to build a professional development culture in schools in Africa; this summer, INTED piloted with 67 participant teachers and school leaders from 14 secondary schools across Ghana.