In late September, IB Diploma graduate Andrew Beckman received a surprise e-mail from his former college counselor at the French American International School. It asked if he would be willing to give a speech for the IB Higher Education Symposium, to be held at Stanford University.
Active, lifelong learning has always been important in the IB andecent research into brain development has had revolutionary implications for education. Creating lifelong learners, 2nd edition helps educators put these developments into practise as they encourage lifelong learning.
We want to encourage teachers to stimulate active development in learners and to help them flourish in and out of the classroom. To support teachers in their efforts, we have devised a collection of materials to promote lifelong learning, critical thinking and professional inquiry.
The new DP Mathematics Questionbank is now available online! It includes 4 searchable online databases containing hundreds of examination questions, markschemes and subject reports that apply to the current curriculum.
Nathan Horne is currently teaching PYP physical education at ISS International School in Singapore. He leads workshops in the use of technology in PE to promote critical thinking and is passionate about advocating for 21st century physical education. He says: “At the start of any new school year having your yearly program set up and […]
“It is our responsibility to lead the way in international education and harness these capabilities as we create programmes and services to engage students in deep learning. I am honored to be entrusted with this position and I look forward to working with all members of the IB community, who continue to inspire me to […]
Maggie Doyne is 26 years old and has 40 children. They all live together in the Kopila Valley Children’s Home, the orphanage that Doyne founded in Surkhet, Nepal. The children, whose ages run the gamut, attend the school that Doyne also founded. The story of the orphanage and school and the organization behind them—the BlinkNow […]
Incorporating input from IB teachers, this poster presents the key features for the theory of knowledge (TOK) core requirement in a student-friendly and informative manner. The poster was recently redesigned to fit the new curriculum (first teaching 2013).
The Examination paper and markscheme pack is an indispensable tool for teachers and coordinators, featuring the May 2013 sessions for all six Diploma Programme subject groups. These papers provide excellent preparation for examinations, while the accompanying markschemes make the pack suitable for both independent study and classroom use.
The Global Generation: Who are the learners of tomorrow and what will we teach them? • Jimmy Wales • What happened to the class of 1971 • Salman Khan • How the IB changed my life • The IB’s History in Numbers
Dale Worsley gives an engaging insight into the editor process on Journeys in Communities of Practice: Stories and Strategies of Professional Inquiry from Around the World. Worsley says, “Meaningful, well-told stories have a unique power not only to instruct us but to give us courage in a way that mere information cannot when we face […]
“It is much easier to read a text on school change in narrative, rather than purely explanatory, form. It is more authentic, and therefore more meaningful. The story shows how change evolves in true time.”
Dr. Paul Gallagher, IB Coordinator and Assistant Principal at Riverview, discusses the start-up of the Open World Schools pilot. Riverview, one of four Open World Schools, is working with link school Booker High School to provide nine students with access to the Diploma Programme online.
We spoke with student Tatenda Mashanda, who talked about what he learned at the recent IB World Student Conference at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
These entertaining stories, retold by acclaimed authors Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters, encourage traditional storytelling in the modern contexts of the classroom and home. With colourful characters and unpredictable twists and turns, these books will engage PYP learners while introducing them to stories from other cultures.