IB programmes are designed to cultivate students’ agency. Programme elements like the exhibition, personal project and CAS, encourage students to explore and develop their unique interests. In this post, Harrison Lee—a graduate of the Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP) and a three-time Canadian national champion in yoyo—describes how […]
Vansh Kakra and Kushaal Bhatia used their community project to become advocates for solar energy in India. They also raised money to provide solar lanterns for students at Madhava Rao Ashramshala school, in a small village called Devgaon.
Every summer, IB Diploma Programme (DP) student Saloni has visited her mother’s hometown Mahim, 100 km north of Mumbai, India. On her travels, she noticed that Temki Paada, a government-run school, didn’t have access to the same resources or opportunities she was used to, and so she decided to do something about it.
Researchers from the Red Sea Research Centre at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) are working alongside Middle Years Programme (MYP) students from The KAUST School, in Saudi Arabia. Together, they have published two papers online and are working on a third.
How do students create a personal project with community focus? Willow Moffett used her MYP project to obtain her life guard and CPR certification while laying the groundwork to provide swim lessons for students in need of training.
At 6,962m above sea level, Aconcagua is one of the highest mountains in South America. Since the first recorded climb in 1897, there hasn’t been a girl under 15 who has reached the top. This was until February 2019 when Milenia Luna became the youngest woman to take on the challenge and succeed.
Learning sign language in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) can help facilitate communication and cultural understanding between the deaf and hearing communities. IB World magazine reports.
Many refugees flee their home country in the hope of living a better life, but can sometimes end up in a dire situations. Two students at DPS International School, in Gurgaon, India, aim to resolve these burning issues.
As teachers, the best aspect of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is the opportunity for teachers to design their own units. What if our students could experience those same joys (as well as the frustrations) of designing their own units? What would that look like?
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) embraces all students in its approach to performance-based tasks like the MYP projects. Process journals enable students to visually and explicitly articulate their thinking process, providing a roadmap of their creative way of addressing the challenge set in their chosen project.
Kamilla Mazhenova, who is also Student Council President at the Miras International School in Astana, Kazakhstan , collaborated with blind students at № 10 School in Astana to create a New Year drama.
In part two of our series on educational technology, two schools share how augmented reality and virtual reality tools are enhancing student learning and creativity Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are tools that allow students to be immersed in an experience beyond the classroom walls. “These experiences spark inquiry and lead to deeper […]
We are looking for Middle Years Programme (MYP) schools who would like to pilot a revised version of the personal project report. This pilot will allow us to evaluate the impact of the proposed changes and make strategic revisions before the new personal project guide is launched in September 2021. Participation in the pilot satisfies […]
An IB World School shares how its Exceptional Children Extensions programme is empowering students with disabilities to succeed Sixteen students with a range of intellectual and physical disabilities, including Down’s syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy, follow the Exceptional Children (EC) Extensions programme at Randolph IB Middle School, North Carolina, USA. “As stated within the IB […]
We are looking for teachers in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) who would like to contribute to the next round of curriculum development in individual and societies, currently in research stage and scheduled for first teaching in 2023.