To mark International Dance Day 2015, we are re-publishing this 2014 interview with DP student Bhavishya Ramchander from the United World College South East Asia in Singapore.
The IB is celebrated for the range of opportunities it provides for interdisciplinary teaching and learning, but do these elements sometimes get shunted to the sidelines in the classroom? IB World Magazine investigates
Webinars are convenient and effective professional development tools. If you are new to them, here are some tips to get the most out of your participation.
Neuroscience is arguably one of the most interesting and mysterious areas of science today, but also one of the most complex. Senior school and IB Diploma Programme students at Bombay International School (BIS) were treated to live demonstrations, mentoring sessions and a range of fun activities, hosted by world-renowned scientists, making scientific inquiry a fun […]
A school has created a video to illustrate how the school collaborated to develop the Grade 2 unit of inquiry on Weather.
The latest new service to schools is preparing to start its second trial phase. The IB’s Global School Services team is looking for motivated IB educators to receive training that will enable them to provide support to the schools taking part. This is the second pilot for Building Quality Curriculum, a service that will provide feedback to improve a school’s pedagogical approaches to PYP (programme of inquiry and units of […]
Ask anyone who knows him, and they will tell you that Leland Shelton is one of the good guys. Compassionate about improving the lives of others and earnest about the knowledge and resilience it takes to fight the just causes, Leland is a man who beat the odds.
Guest author Sophie Fraser is a senior at the York School in Toronto. She is passionate about technology and helping other students navigate the digital world.
This interview was conducted with Samantha (Sam) Cook, recipient of the 2015 Jeff Thompson Award* for her study entitled Perceptions of International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme teachers on factors influencing their development as PYP educators (the executive summary is available here ). This study was completed as part of a dissertation for her graduate studies […]
Minecraft is now a firm favourite for students and teachers alike. Educators tell IB World Magazine how they use the popular computer game in the classroom.
In the biggest transformation to the MYP since its launch, 2016 will see the IB externally assess MYP Year 5 students. But not in the traditional pen and paper format. The eAssessment will use on-screen examinations – including multimedia and interactive activities – and ePortfolios to test students, bringing assessments in line with 21st-century learning.
What happens when teachers stay “neutral” during units of inquiry?
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.