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Calling all MYP health education teachers!

By Sumaya Alyusuf I’m sure we all agree how important health education is for families, schools, cultural groups and the future of our world. At the IB, our programmes strive to take a holistically-oriented approach to education, attending to students’ health and well-being across a full range of cognitive, physical, social, spiritual and emotional domains. And like […]

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How to prosper with MYP personal projects: advice from MYP schools (Part 2)

By Laura England In the second in this series How to prosper with MYP personal projects, we look at this important culminating experience for students in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). Like any open-ended, student-centred inquiry, the MYP personal project requires thoughtful implementation followed by careful reflection and iterative improvements. This process is familiar […]

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Making eAssessments accessible for all students

An MYP student with a visual impairment has excelled in the MYP eAssessment. The IB’s Dr Kala Parasuram tells IB World magazine how making the examinations accessible was a learning experience for everyone When the Middle Years Programme (MYP) e-Assessment launched in 2015, it represented an important milestone for the IB. It was the IB’s […]

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Leveraging Concept-based Learning in the Continuum (part 2)

By Adrian von Wrede-Jervis In this follow-up to my first post, I’m ‘thinking out loud’ about key concepts and global contexts in the Middle Years Programme (MYP). As before, I’d like to share strategies for continuing to explore interdisciplinary understanding between these two essential components of the MYP curriculum framework. Can global contexts inform key […]

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“Our journey of friendship through dance”

MYP students win international award for their dance performance, which showcased an honest portrayal of friendship Two friends at an IB World School in Malaysia put on an award-winning performance, depicting what true friendship really means. With no prior experience or knowledge of contact dance improvisation, Middle Years Programme (MYP) students Sonya Janejit Kaur and Celine […]

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Leveraging conceptual based learning

By Adrian von Wrede-Jervis In the first of a two-part series for teachers of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), I’m looking at the function of key concepts and global contexts in the MYP. I also explore two potential strategies for supporting interdisciplinary understanding. Setting the scene When students graduate from our schools, they enter […]

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Middle schoolers thrive with 150 hours of design

By Clare Wagstaff Annie Wright Middle School’s design program is now in its third year. Although it has incorporated some of the beloved traditional Middle School projects such as the Milk Boat Regatta (in which Middle Schoolers create seaworthy vessels out of milk cartons and other recycled materials), it has also established new units that are quickly becoming Middle School traditions. […]

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Calling all MYP coordinators!

We are looking for MYP coordinators who would like to contribute to coordinator support materials. You may have seen in the Summary report—Reviewing Programme Standards and Practices: A report on research and design activities (2014 – 2017) on the programme resource centre—that the MYP Programme Standards and Practices are in review. In anticipation of any changes […]