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IB graduation and exam traditions

On July 6, the class of 2013 will receive their exam results. To congratulate these graduates, we’d like to celebrate your traditions. Has your school developed traditions around the IB diploma or exam results? How does your school congratulate students for the hard work they completed during the DP? Send your photos and quotes to […]


IB Higher Education Symposium: Oct 2013

The 2013 IB Higher Education Symposium is at Stanford University from the 9-10 October 2013. Developed to support senior admissions leadership to discuss globalization, student mobility, promoting access, and the preparation with which IB students enter university. Registration now open at with ‘Early bird’ rates before 15 June 2013.


What makes IB teachers distinctive?

Researchers at the International Baccalaureate (IB) recently set out to learn what ingredients go into making an IB teacher an IB teacher. Their findings support the assertion that IB teachers approach the whole student with inquiry-based instruction and the intention of shaping their students into socially responsible citizens.


PYP: Embarking on a learning journey

This article originally appeared within Sharing PYP Practice. Jennifer Fenton is currently a Grade 4 teacher and team leader at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. She is a PYP workshop leader and has previously worked in Kenya and Canada as a teacher, administrator and curriculum coordinator.

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Century-old school adds IB to traditions

Founded in 1886, the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) is a Methodist institution and part of the ACS family of schools with over a century of tradition. A comparatively new addition to the school is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which includes about 900 of the school’s 3,000 students.


Bringing the IB to South Africa

Denise Michel is the Primary Years Programme coordinator and vice-principal at the International School of Hout Bay in Capetown, South Africa. The school is one of two in the country that offer the PYP and the only one to offer the Diploma Programme. Michel was instrumental in implementing the programme at her school, which she […]


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 […]


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 […]