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This post is part of Excellence and Equity, a dialogue among IB educators and school leaders around empowering under-represented students for success in life-long learning. Subscribe to E2 updates or write to us directly to share your access success story. Our project’s E2 (Excellence and Equity) framework aims to provide an image of what an equitable […]

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Explore the big ideas around complex, interconnected systems

Jane Drake, Head of Curriculum Innovation and Alignment, asks “how might education hope to solve the complex problems surrounding us? How can education tackle environmental issues, disease, social media, conflict, food security or financial crisis?” Complexity advisor Roland Kupers adds: “Deeply interconnected systems behave in ways that surprise. Whether it‘s the economy, social norms, the […]

De izquierda a derecha, estos son los cinco alumnos del PD con sus premios: Nick Eden (Nueva Zelanda): 2.° premio de Humanidades; Blanca Serrano (España): 1.er premio de Humanidades y viaje al Foro internacional de ciencia joven de Londres; Anna Townsend (Reino Unido): 2.° premio de Ciencias/Tecnología y viaje a la Semana internacional de investigación sobre flora y fauna de Suiza; Benedetta De Luigi (Italia): 3.er premio de Ciencias/Tecnología y viaje a la Feria internacional de ciencia e ingeniería de INTEL (la competencia internacional de ciencias de nivel preuniversitario más grande del mundo).

Prize-winning DP students at Young Researchers competition

Five Diploma Programme (DP) students from The International School of Stavanger recently entered the Young Norwegian Researchers Competition where each of them won prizes =– together they won more awards than any other school in Norway. Their bounty of winnings included trips to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (the world’s largest international pre-university science […]

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What are the impacts of learning in two languages?

How do International Baccalaureate (IB) students perform when learning in a second language? Which students pursue the bilingual diploma? How does their performance compare with standard diploma candidates? To address these questions and more the IB Global Centre, Bethesda recently welcomed Keira Ballantyne of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) and Tracy Tressler of the […]

Daniela Kemeny is a year 6 teacher and PYP Coordinator at SEK International School – El Castillo, Spain

Digital learning portfolios

This article is available in Spanish and English. A PYP teacher and coordinator illustrates how digital learning portfolios are used in their school: by collecting evidence of how each learner is developing conceptual understandings, skills, attitudes and a desire to act, along with the acquisition of knowledge.

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Is practice important?

Practice makes perfect, the popular saying goes. But can hours on the football field transform a student with two left feet into the next Pelé? Or must we accept that people are restricted by their natural attributes? Author and childhood development expert Ellen Booth Church says young children naturally practice when developing skills. For example, […]

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 […]