Yaya Lu was awarded the Pride of Australia Medal 2013 State Award for Tasmania to recognise her work in support of quadriplegic assistance. Here, she tells us about the inspiration for her work as well as the innovative software that won her the accolade.
In the heart of historic downtown Boston, USA, in a building that originally served as the Abraham Lincoln School, the Josiah Quincy Upper School is enjoying something of a renaissance as an IB World School, serving 523 students who live in the surrounding area.
“My initial motivations were very practical and revolved around the kind of lifestyle that I thought teaching would offer me. What other job gives you so many days off?! But once I was in the role, I discovered that teaching is my passion.” – Santo Kurniawan, teacher at Changun American international School
Now in his second year of medical school, Liam Barrett tells us how his IB career led to medical studies and spending a summer in Ghana applying his medical skills. Liam is a graduate of CTC Kingshurst Academy in Birmingham, UK.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.