New IB publications that address cross programme issues:
An exploration of what this term means in relation to the IB Programmes, especially the Learner Profile.
2. Concurrency of learning in the IB diploma and Middle Years Programmes.The focus in this text is to understand the concept and to see how it is used to provide a meaningful education for students in the final two IB programmes.
This paper is an exploration of how each of the three IB programmes develops and harnesses human ingenuity; providing both a powerful educational experience and a meaningfully articulated one.
I wrote about this new publication last year. There are example unit plans for the PYP and the MYP to help teachers explore Muslim cultural contexts.
Each of these publications may be found by clicking on the links above; on the OCC and on the BIS Curriculum Site here.
Introduction to Understanding by Design
For colleagues who wish to broaden their understanding of what UbD is and what concepts look like in different subjects, please refer to the many examples provided in the UbD site resources page here.
I have created a site that is intended to help us continue looking at our language policy and at the kinds of language support we can offer to home languages. I welcome contributions and ideas from anyone who would like to be involved in this important work. Simply click on the link to see what we have so far.
There are links for teaching and support staff to apply for PD. I have simplified the application form for ease of use. I am always happy to explore PD options with anyone at BIS.