It’s a week of conferences for the IB University Relations team! Marie and I spent Monday-Wednesday at the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) conference in Tampa, Florida, and then flew back to DC to dive right into the IB’s Conference of the Americas, taking place Thursday-Sunday. It’s quite a week!
Tag Archives | higher education
Helpful Resources for Universities
The IB has many different resources for universities, so this week, I thought I’d bring it all together in one place. Here you can find links to videos, research, information and overviews that are helpful for universities that are learning about and working with the IB.
Turning “Either/Or” into “Yes”
The IB is about combining all aspects of life, to prepare students to be life-long learners in the world beyond their school. It’s about not only encouraging students to check multiple boxes, but to connect the boxes, and go beyond them. Students choose their subjects, covering a lot of academic ground, but the IB is […]
Good News Letter Archive
The Good News Letter is a resource created by the University Relations team at the International Baccalaureate. It is sent out every other month to IB counselors, coordinators, and university admissions officers around the world. The Good News Letter highlights universities that we feel have a particularly strong and/or exciting IB recognition policy, offer credit […]
The Myth of the IB HL Arms Race
In Parke Muth’s blog post from June 9th he makes some very interesting observations about the perceived value of different curricula, and how students and parents feel tremendous pressure to “up the ante” by taking more A Levels, more APs, more IB Higher Levels. This is a matter that concerns us all, and I ask […]
The Costa Rica Connection – Pura Vida!
Last week I was working hand in hand with ASOBITICO, the Association of IB World Schools in Costa Rica. It was quite a hectic week so I was grateful to be in a country with lots of excellent organic coffee to keep me going!!
There’s a lot more to education than being smart and working hard
It’s time to ask the difficult questions. Why is there such a big achievement gap in education? Who are the higher-achieving students, and who are the lower-achieving students? What do we even mean by “achieving?”
Come To Your Senses – Getting out of the office and spending time with students
One thing I can safely say about the IB staff is that we all enjoy interacting with students. I don’t frequently have that pleasure since my work is mostly supporting schools and universities. However, during the last weekend in April I was invited to take part in the sixth annual IB Atlantic Coast Conference. It […]