Welcome to IB Voices, where IB students, educators, alumni and more with a passion for the International Baccalaureate share their stories and experiences.
How IB networks and associations support IB educators in Asia-Pacific with staying connected (Part 3)
IB educators from Australasia and Southeast Asia discuss the benefits of being a member of the IB networks and associations and the importance of being connected with other schools across the globe.
How IB networks and associations support IB educators in Asia-Pacific with staying connected (Part 2)
IB educators from Australia and New Zealand discuss the many roles that the networks, IB Associations, principal and school groups play in maintaining connection, sharing strong practice and promoting collective and ongoing school improvement.
Health and well-being in the PYP with Anthony de Giorgio
Today we’ll be exploring health and well-being with educator Anthony de Giorgio. Anthony has a wealth of experience in the field of physical and health education from the PYP all the way through to the diploma programme. He’s also a member of the IB educator network, a workshop leader and is currently studying for a Masters in Professional Kinesiology in Toronto. We recorded our conversation at the PYP subject symposium in 2019 where Anthony joined us to lend his experience and expertise to the review of the PYP scope and sequences with a focus on personal, social and physical education. We started our conversation by considering the current focus on health and well-being in the media and the wealth of research on leading happier, healthier lives and the opportunities this offers for learning in the primary years.
Art, agency and activism
Today’s guest is Mark Shillitoe, a PYP teacher at the International School of Delft in the Netherlands. He’s held various roles in PYP schools across Europe including that of PYP coordinator, and digital learning coach, but now he’s back in the classroom alongside pursuing a Masters in Art Education. Mark is a thoughtful, reflective and provocative practitioner who isn’t afraid to break down barriers in the pursuit of learning. Our conversation explored art, activism and a touch of magic, but we started out by considering learner and teacher agency and how teachers can start to introduce the concept into their practice. A note: this interview was recorded in 2019.
Language learning in the IB
In this episode of IB Voices, we’ll be exploring the world of language learning with educator Lorna Caputo. Lorna is based in Switzerland and the International School of Zug and Luzern where she holds the position of coordinator for first language and English as an additional language across the IB continuum. A self-confessed lover of languages she’s currently trilingual speaking English, German and Italian.
Join us as we explore opportunities for celebrating and enhancing linguistic diversity throughout your school through practical ideas and examples from Lorna’s own experience. A note: this conversation was recorded in 2019.
How IB networks and associations support IB educators in Asia-Pacific with staying connected (Part 1)
IB educators from Australia and Vietnam as well as the IB’s PYP Authorisation Manager discuss the many roles that programme networks, IB Associations, principal groups and other organisations play in Australasia and across the Asia Pacific region. This panel of speakers will share insights on where educators can go for support and how can schools and educators can connect with networks and Associations.