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Introducing a new podcast, IB Matters, which brings listeners content related to International Baccalaureate (IB) education. It is for students, parents, and teachers interested in learning more about IB and for those working in IB schools wanting to access pedagogical support for their teaching. The podcast is hosted in Minnesota by the MN Association of IB World Schools (MNIB) but is intended for a global audience.

Introducing a new podcast, IB Matters, which brings listeners content related to International Baccalaureate (IB) education. It is for students, parents, and teachers interested in learning more about IB and for those working in IB schools wanting to access pedagogical support for their teaching. The podcast is hosted in Minnesota by the MN Association of IB World Schools (MNIB) but is intended for a global audience.
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Introducing a new podcast, IB Matters, which brings listeners content related to International Baccalaureate (IB) education. It is for students, parents, and teachers interested in learning more about IB and for those working in IB schools wanting to access pedagogical support for their teaching. The podcast is hosted in Minnesota by the MN Association of IB World Schools (MNIB) but is intended for a global audience.

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English

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Episodes

The IB Educator Network (IBEN)

5/9/2019
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In this episode, we talk to Kurt Carlson, a trainer in the IB Educator Network - known as IBEN. We will hear how the IB uses a cadre of current teachers (who take part in continuous professional development) as trainers for the entire network of IB teachers in schools across the globe. It is their work as IB Educators that ensures the IB principles and practices are in place in every IB school. IBEN members play different roles in the organization: subject area trainers, site visitors,...

Duration:00:22:40

The MYP assessment framework

5/9/2019
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In this episode, Kurt Carlson (MNIB President and IBEN trainer) takes us through the framework of assessment used in the Middle Years Programme to guide teaching and learning. He draws from his experience as a Science and a Design teacher to provide examples and to help us understand the MYP assessment strategies. If you are a parent or a teacher, this podcast will help you answer the question - How is teaching and learning going to be different in an MYP setting? Using criterion-related...

Duration:00:23:25

Introducing the IB Programmes: The Career-related Programme (CP)

5/1/2019
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In this episode we tackle the newest IB Programme, the Career-related Programme known as the CP. Chris Baker Raivo from Champlin Park High School describes the CP, detailing the overall framework and focusing on the core aspects of the programme. He also talks about how the CP is different from the more established IB Diploma Programme and how it serves students in a different but complementary way. You’ll hear that the CP is a better fit for some students looking to better understand their...

Duration:00:26:25

Introducing the IB Programmes: The Diploma Programme (DP)

5/1/2019
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In this Episode we talk to Max Athorn, Diploma Programme coordinator at Thomas Edison High School in Minneapolis. Max explains the nuts and bolts of how the IB Diploma Programme works including the six subject areas and the core of the DP: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity Activity, Service (CAS), and the Extended Essay (EE). Max also talks about how the role of Diploma Programme coordinator is a multi-faceted, multi-layered role. DP coordinators are at the center of many aspects of...

Duration:00:35:07

Introducing the IB Programmes: The Primary Years Programme (PYP)

4/30/2019
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In this episode Kirsten McPherson talks about the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). Kirsten is the PYP coordinator at Matoska International School, a public school in the White Bear Lake school district near St. Paul, MN. Kirsten explains how the learning for PYP students is conceptual and contextual with examples of how students and teachers approach teaching and learning in her PYP school. We hear how local standards are brought to life when teachers break down the pre-written curriculum...

Duration:00:18:01

Diploma Programme alumni talk about IB

4/28/2019
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Nine students from Champlin Park High School in Champlin, Minnesota describe how the Diploma Programme helped them to be prepared for University. Each talks about their readiness for the challenges of college and how they were often better prepared than their university classmates. Thanks to Chris Baker-Raivo (IB Career-related Programme Coordinator) for creating the video on which this podcast is based. The video of this episode can be found on our MNIB website at: www.mnibschools.org or...

Duration:00:07:32

Introducing the IB Programmes: The Middle Years Programme (MYP)

4/25/2019
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Angela Wilcox, the MYP coordinator at Hopkins North Junior High (and MNIB board member) explains for parents and others what makes the IB Middle Years Programme such a good fit for adolescents in this important age group. The MYP is the bridge between the PYP and more well-known Diploma Programme. Angela helps us understand how this bridge is built using concept-based teaching and learning. Students in the MYP make their own connections between subjects because they see how learning in each...

Duration:00:22:31

IB Leaders: Martina Talic

4/24/2019
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Part of a series of interviews with IB practitioners, this episode features Martina Talic of St. John's Prep School in St. Joseph MN. This brief visit with Martina is just a taste of what she brings to enhance IB instruction all over the Americas. As a member of the IB Educator Network (IBEN) she is trained by IB to deliver official training to Language teachers across the globe. This interview was conducted over lunch while she was teaching a one-day Language B (IB's term for second...

Duration:00:11:02

IB Matters introduction

4/22/2019
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Introducing a new podcast, IB Matters, which brings listeners content related to International Baccalaureate (IB) education. It is for students, parents, and teachers interested in learning more about IB and for those working in IB schools wanting to access pedagogical support for their teaching. The podcast is hosted in Minnesota by the MN Association of IB World Schools (MNIB) but is intended for a global audience.

Duration:00:03:34