We are excited to announce the speakers for the first day of the Peterson Academic Symposium, to be held on the 23rd of April this year. Speakers will present TED-style talks on creativity in their fields and discuss ideas and concerns in a panel at the end of the day.
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The IB is inviting leaders in the field to the IB Peterson Academic Symposium 2015: Making time for creativity: why does it matter? Schools may submit a film that showcases creative practice or apply to become a speaker. The symposium will take place on 23 and 24 of April 2015.
In October of this year, the 2nd annual IB Higher Education Symposiumwill be held at the University of Hong Kong on October 16-17. The theme of this year’s event, ‘What IB students bring to higher education,’ will continue the discussion around the rigor and college-preparedness of IB students and the benefits to universities welcoming them […]
The IB Higher Education Symposium, to be held on 9-10 October 2013 at Stanford University, will bring together a global group of admissions professionals to address current research and trends in university admissions.
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.
In late 2019, the University of British Columbia brought together educators and students for one-day symposium focused entirely on empowering indigenous students and communities through an International Baccalaureate education. Here is a recap of the event.
The Jacobs Foundation (JF) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) are joining forces to develop two research projects that cultivate curiosity and creativity. The projects are inspired by the attributes of the IB learner profile.
Since the UN declared 2019 as the ‘International Year of Indigenous Language, more than 800 events have taken place around the world. Here is how SenPokChin (senpaq’cin) celebrated this important holiday.
Frankfurt International School (FIS), Germany, thinks out of the box when it comes to inspiring creativity in writing and art. Each year, it gives students the opportunity to produce, and eventually publish, a book during a week-long Writing Symposium.
The Future Advancers of Science and Technology (FAST) program was created by Stanford University students to provide mentorship and scientific resources to students outside of school. Students at Andrew P. Hill High School receive support from FAST volunteer mentors to fund, develop and present their science projects.
By James Smith and Adrian Gan The approaches to learning (ATL) framework is a vital part of IB programmes — it gives them a common language to describe the core capabilities that students should develop, and challenges us to find coherent, rigorous ways to build students’ skills from Year 1 – 13. Yet it is also an […]
Seventeen higher level (HL) science students from United World College (UWC) Maastricht joined us at the IB Global Centre in The Hague, Netherlands for our first IB Science Symposium in October 2016. They joined experts from a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields with expertise in areas like genetics, plastics and the […]
This article examines the impact of Learning Labs on teacher collaboration, growth and leadership as well as student benefits. Learning Labs offer teachers an opportunity to host a small group of peers in their class, then reflect on the approaches to teaching and approaches to learning that were observed together.
In this last instalment of your Postcards to the DG, we share questions submitted at the 2016 IB Global Conference in Toronto, Canada, together with the responses from IB Director General Dr Siva Kumari. You can also refer to the first and second instalment of Postcards to the DG from IB heads of schools here and here, […]
In the digital age, Media and Information Literacy (MIL) competencies are essential for life and work—virtually all we know about the world beyond our immediate experience is conveyed through the media, and this emphasizes the need for media analysis. My presentation will focus on the conceptual framework that underpins MIL, and the critical analysis that […]