As schools wrestle with how to teach students and measure their success with mandated standardized tests, some seek a different path: Written exams. Student-led discussions. A global perspective.
The Geneva-based International Baccalaureate program seeks to teach students not just what they need to know, but how to think and learn. Several local schools are converts.
Is it a better approach? Monday at 9 on the Sound of Ideas.
Paul Campbell, Head of Regional Development, International Baccalaureate Program
Dr. Gregg Good, Executive Vice President, St. Edward’s High School
Tim Mitchell, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Coordinator
Ann Glass, Director of Curriculum, Oberlin City Schools
Hannah McCandless, Senior, Shaker Heights High School
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About the International Baccalaureate®
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.
Our three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
Founded in 1968, we currently work with 3,324 schools in 141 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 990,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.