International-mindedness is the bedrock of the IB approach. While we in the IB community understand its importance, it can be a challenging concept to define, develop and assess. To shed more light on the practice of international-mindedness, researchers from the University of Bath conducted an in-depth, multi-programme study in nine IB World Schools around the […]
IB teachers share their plans, hopes and aspirations for the year ahead From finding new ways to engage students with the IB Learner Profile to creating a more exciting learning environment, IB teachers are already thinking about how they can improve learning and teaching over the next 12 months. “I want to make the classroom […]
By Adrian Kearney, Director of IB World Schools Globally, students have unlimited access to information and entertainment via the latest apps and gadgets – both throughout their education and in their free time. Technology and connectivity are having a dramatic impact on schools and this is revolutionising good practice for teaching and learning. It is now […]
Matt Glanville is the IB’s Head of Assessment Principals and Practice. Here he shares his thoughts on what good quality education really means.
MYP student’s production aims to change perceptions and increase understanding
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year We are delighted to introduce this new series of stories from IB World magazine that bring to life the wonderful initiatives undertaken by IB students and educators from around the globe. The stories focus on community activity and really bring service learning to life. Follow these stories […]
To bring mathematics to life and unite the community, 259 people from ABA – An IB World School, in Oman, came together to create the longest human representation of pi digits and set a Guinness World Record.
Laura Dortmans looks at how artworks and artefacts can be used across all areas of the curriculum to unlock new knowledge. The power of art James Rosenquist’s monumental F-111, painted in 1964, portrays the U.S. Air Force F-111 fighter plane: the deadliest piece of technology being developed at the time. This magnificent bomber stretches the […]
From the archives: Dan Clark, International College Spain, was featured by IB World magazine in May 2012 while he was preparing for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
By Sarah Manlove The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is working on this question with MYP development staff to inform their mathematics curriculum review. To date, NFER has conducted an expert panel discussion and comparative curriculum analysis of MYP mathematics to GCSE, the mathematics curricula in Australia and Singapore, and the Common Core in […]
By Valérie Barnabé Here at Laurier Macdonald High School, a public school located in Montreal, QC, Canada, our pedagogical team took the plunge and decided to take part in the first live eAssessments for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). We had been completing MYP moderation in previous years and we wanted to continue to […]
We are running two student competitions with deadlines approaching in October. One asks MYP, DP and CP students to create a short film or poster that demonstrates academic honesty. The other invites DP and CP students to create a short film that profiles, celebrates, or honours an IB teacher or coordinator who inspires them to exhibit one of […]
By Sebastien Barnard What’s the big idea? Concept-driven, inquiry-based learning Everyone talks about concept-driven, inquiry-based learning, but what does it look like in practice? What does the curriculum look like and what requirements can we imagine that might lead to the desired outcomes? How do we overcome the tyranny of content-driven classrooms and examinations? Contemporary […]
Jennifer Hoover of Richard Montgomery High School (RMHS), Montgomery County, Maryland, USA is her county’s magnet coordinator and her school’s Diploma Programme (DP) Coordinator (RMHS offers MYP years 4 and 5 plus the DP). She explains how Curriculum Connections helped the IB teaching team there meet programme and curriculum requirements. Q: Why did you choose […]
Welcome to the second in a series of blog posts that feature stories from Middle Years Programme (MYP) practitioners in IB World Schools around the globe. We follow their journey of implementing the enhancements to the MYP following its review and first teaching in 2014. In this post we hear from Vicki Gardner, MYP Arts workshop […]