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What is the IB diploma? Ten stories for parents and students new to the IB

The Diploma Programme (DP) is a two-year program that aims to challenge students aged 16-19 on an intellectual, emotional and ethical level while also providing them with the breadth and depth of knowledge of multiple subject areas. Learn more about the components of the DP program and see why it is a valued global curriculum.

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Free support webinars for IB World Schools

Here is a selection of the free webinars available to support IB World Schools and educators. You may need to add a Webex extension to your browser to view the webinars, but follow the simple instructions when you click on one of the links below—the links work best using the Firefox browser.   1. Welcome to […]

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Communication for a purpose

Communication can be understood as receptive, productive and interactive skills, but it cannot be kept in isolation or without purpose. I remember a few years ago taking a group of IB Diploma Programme (DP) students on an exchange trip to a francophone IB World School in Togo and their disbelief when I told them about […]

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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 […]

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Improving teaching practice, improving yourself

School Enhancement Services provider Diego Zaragoza Tejas shows his depth as a teacher, coordinator, head of school and highly-engaged member of the IB Educator Network (IBEN). Read more to find out how he’s helping schools improve. The reason I am who I am today is because the IB has entrusted me with many different roles, […]

Top tens: your vacation reading lists

By David Hawley As a head of school, I was always looking for ways to have conversations with students that had some relationship to what they were studying. A good place to start was to ask what they were reading in their literature class. While head of a boarding school where I would often have […]

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Educator opportunities to showcase research

By Lori Mack We pride ourselves on being a research-driven organization here at the IB, but we are not alone; conducting research is not limited to the IB Global Research Team and our research partners at universities. There are many diverse and valuable research studies that take a scientific approach to the impact of IB […]