The Sharing PYP Practice blog aims to showcase and celebrate diverse and sound practice from schools implementing the Primary Years Programme. The PYP development team welcomes contribution to this blog in any language.
The International Baccalaureate Conference of the Americas opened on 18 July in New Orleans. This year’s conference theme was ‘Innovate, Educate, Create’ and gathered 1500 educators. Get ready for next year: #IBDC2014.
On the 5 July 2013, over 127,000 students worldwide received their results from the May 2013 IB Diploma Programme examination session. For the May 2013 session over 770 examination papers and supporting documents were prepared, which included examination papers in 74 languages.
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 […]
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 ibo.org/recognition with ‘Early bird’ rates before 15 June 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Annemarie Bresson is in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at South Lakes High School and will be going to college next year. Among her IB classes is art. “She does very personal work about identity and growing up mixed-race,” says art teacher Matt Ravenstahl.
In his daily life as an IB coordinator at Colegio Pestalozzi (Colegio Suizo del Peru) in Peru, Ramiro Febres works to improve access to an IB education for as many students as possible regardless of their personal circumstances. He also is the president of the Peruvian Association of IB World Schools (La Asociación de Colegios […]
Eighteen-year-old Arthi Nachiappan recently won a national award in the UK for making a significant contribution to promote international understanding and global awareness. Arthi is a Diploma Programme student at Bilborough College in Nottingham.
Yokohama International School in Japan is one of four IB World Schools participating in the Open World Schools pilot. The pilot is exploring how an authentic IB Diploma Programme (DP) experience can be extended to students online, who would otherwise be unable to access an IB education.
In 2013 there are four conferences designed for IB students: Social Justice: Contemplating the Past, Confronting the Future ECOnomics: Creating a Sustainable Future Utopian Visions: Employing the Arts for Social Change iResponsibility: Explore how we Engage in the Online World
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 […]