IB Global Conference 2018 Reflections

The 2018 joint IB Head’s and IB Global Conference was held in Singapore from 25th – 27th March, 2018. The event attracted more than 1700 educators and school leaders to commemorate the IB’s 50 years in education.

Keynote speakers included: Pak Tee NgAssociate Dean, Leadership Learning at the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)Rose Luckinleading researcher on artificial intelligence, and Meagan FalloneCEO of Barefoot College International, an organization aimed at spreading self-sufficiency and sustainability “one woman at a time” in least developed countries.

Dr. Underwood (Superintendent) and Ms. Choco Laplana (IB and Curriculum & Accreditation Coordinator) spent the three days networking and attending various workshops led by IB educators and IB personnel on topics such as Formative Assessment, Learning Diversity and Inclusion, Concept-based teaching and IB Program Updates.

“Happy 50th Birthday, IB”

It is impressive to see how far the IB has come over the last 50 years, and how it has established itself as the premier International School Program in the world. CIS is proud to have been the first, and currently still the only, IB World School in the Visayas and Mindanao region of the Philippines, and like the IB, we look forward to continuing our journey towards providing the most effective learning environment for our students to develop in!

“The best teachers are those who know their students not just who gets the most grade 7s [top grades]”

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