An ever-evolving list of useful and interesting sites, ideas, and tools we are loving right now!
IB Educators- Help with Your Frequent IB Wonderings
What are the requirements for professional development for IB World Schools?
Where can I find the descriptions for IB Workshops?
Where can I find the Programme Standards & Practices document?
Where can I find information about the revised IB Standards & Practices?
Where can I find out information about candidate registration fee elimination?
Where can I find information about the process of becoming an IB World School?
Where can authorized IB World Schools to find communication materials such as brochures, logos, posters, and presentations?
I am at an IB World School and need to know how do I register for a “My IB” account so I can access the Programme Resource Center. Where are the directions for doing so?
How do IB educators apply to join the IB Educators Network (IBEN)?
Where can I read about some of the PYP Enhancements Information:
Where can I find IB teaching resources?
Project Zero (PZ) Resources
What is Project Zero?
What are Project Zero Thinking Routines?
How do I create a culture of thinking in my classroom/school?
International Education Resources
I want to get my students/school involved in international/global learning while serving projects. Where can I find information to explore?
Global Citizenship & Service Projects
Kid World Citizen - Ideas, resources, service project, articles, and activities to teach your people about world cultures
PenPal Schools - Connects students from around the world to collaborate through online projects
Project Giving Kid - Virtual Walker in annual Walk for Hunger
Save the Rain - Resources to learn about the global water crisis, specifically in East Africa, and for options to get involved in helping with educating communities to harvest the rain, reforestation, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainable agriculture through permaculture design
How can I encourage curiosity in my secondary classroom to increase student engagement and learning?
What can I share with my colleagues to emphasize the impact of quality professional development on student learning?
How can I encourage teachers to share their professional knowledge and provide support for continuous improvement of practice?
How can we create sustainable, positive change in our school?
Growing Curiosity & Critical Thinking Skills Articles & Resources
How can nurturing curiosity in my classroom/school help to develop critical thinking skills in my students?
“Why Curiosity Enhances Learning: A neurological study has shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning” by Marianne Stenger
How can fostering curiosity in learners help with improving learning?
What can I do to cultivate curiosity in my students?
What free educational tools are other educators using for various applications?
Spiral - Voted “2017 Top Pick for Learning” by Common Sense for Learning; Provides the ability to give instant feedback as a multimedia assessment tool that can be used to support formative and summative assessment, and also allows for student collaboration.
Wizer- Learning work page creator tool that can be used for making digital worksheets that utilize various question types, include images or videos, and deliver recorded directions. Access to worksheets created in the Wizer community that can be modified can reduce work time.
The CASIE Blog
The Education Our Students Need, Pt. 1 by Jill Sims
The Education Our Students Need, Pt. 2 Knowledge by Jill Sims
The Education Our Students Need, Pt. 3 Can Do/Action by Jill Sims
The Education Our Students Need, Pt. 4 The How by Jill Sims