In a new series of episodes for the IB Voices podcast, hear first-hand from International Baccalaureate (IB) educators across Asia Pacific on how they are managing the transition to online and remote learning due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
The IB is aware of the significant impact the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is inflicting on our students, schools and teachers. During this time of uncertainty, the IB wishes everyone’s health and safety, whilst also providing as much support as possible for our IB community.
As a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic, many of the IB’s face-to-face workshops have been canceled or postponed. Fortunately, there are hundreds of online workshops available for you to choose from if you’re looking to expand your teaching during these times.
How can educators promote student agency, facilitate conversations and support health and well-being in adverse circumstances? Three stories below from our community to help guide the way.
Ambika Kapur is a librarian at Oakridge International School in India. In 2018, she participated in an IB online workshop, ‘The role of the librarian.’ In this article, Ambika shares her reflections from the workshop and the strategies she has since implemented in her library.
Attending conferences and workshops are great professional development tools for teachers. But, having the opportunity to visit and work in another IB World School, across the world, is an invaluable experience as Shelley Maximitch Johnston from Abbotsford Senior Secondary School, in Canada, found.
Are you interested in marking students’ work? Have you ever considered applying to become an IB Examiner? To give you a better idea of what the recruitment process looks like, take a look below:
As the IB turns 50 this year, it shines a spotlight on the IB Educator Network (IBEN) which supports professional development throughout the organization.
Topics surrounding human rights and equality can be thorny, but educators can use societal issues to create meaningful dialogue with students and enhance learning. PYP teachers Kirsten Fournier, Kerri Irwin and Vivien Rosa-Vaccarelli tell us more.
We are delighted to announce that since interviewing music teacher and IB examiner, Renée McCarthy for this post about her nomination for a prestigious teaching award, she has been announced as the winner!
Philip Evans, a development specialist for the Americas, recently earned an IB advanced certificate in leadership research concurrently as he earned a Master of Arts in educational leadership and management. Pursuit of this dual credential is possible through Royal Roads University’s online program, which has an on-campus residential component. Phil began his studies a year […]
By Deidre Fischer and Glenn Odland Schools are often vibrant and noisy places, full of energy and urgency. At their helm, heads and principals are the guardians of their staff and students and are accountable to many in the community of parents, the board, and often investors too. So how do school leaders ensure that […]
Leah Magana, Primary Years Programme (PYP) Building Quality Curriculum (BQC) reviewer, shares her experience with the BQC as an active member of the IB Educator Network (IBEN) and IB Workshop leader. Q: Why did you become a PYP BQC, reviewer? I got involved in the service because I thought it was an excellent way for schools […]
Would you like to become a Curriculum Reviewer for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) support service called MYP Building Quality Curriculum? Do you know a teacher who would like to receive training and expand his/her skill set? We need to train more MYP educators to become reviewers who provide high-quality feedback to MYP schools. Qualified educators […]
Graeme Boyd, Head Librarian at IB World School St Francis College, in Brazil, explains how the profession can step forward and play a fundamental role in schools