COVID-19 related resources on cohort retention and growth

These online resources may help schools as they begin to develop priorities and strategies for their school community to provide systems of support for students and their families through the pandemic and post-pandemic return to school.

Phil Evans, Senior Market Researcher and Laura Lane, IB World Schools Manager were joined by Libby Rogovoy who leads all of the IB programmes in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, Amanda Krieger from Weld County School District in Colorado and Walter Hall from Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District in North Carolina with a panel of reflective peers—including Edrika Hall from Prince Georges County Public Schools, Maryland, Dr Ovura Murphy from Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia, Jean Parlamento from School District of Palm Beach County, and Dan Wartik, IB Lead Educator and former Head of School at North Kansas City High School, Kansas—as they share their plans while they look forward to a post-pandemic recovery.

The below plans were shared by the educators who participated in the above round table, Walter Hall from Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Districts, Libby Rogovoy, Montgomery County Public Schools and Amanda Krieger from Weld County School District. These are sample plans provided by the participants which schools may wish to review as they begin their planning.

Walter Hall, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), North Carolina [81 KB] pdf . Walter is the Director of Magnet Programs at CMS.

Libby Rogovoy, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland [311 KB] pdf. Libby is the IB/AP District Coordinator.

Additional resources to support post-pandemic recovery

Three Part Webinar Series: Strategies for broadening CP and DP participation

DP Student Recruitment:  "Is the IB DP for me?"

CP Student Recruitment:  "Is the IB CP for me?"

Recruiting students to the DP with (truly) IB for all (Stream | Download presentation)

Curriculum, School Culture, and Equity: Featuring Dr Ashley Berner from Johns Hopkins University Institute for Education Policy (Stream)

Explore more webinars with resources for school culture shifts, removing barriers for effective student participation, and developing a capacity for growth

Access to the Excellence and Equity framework

IB Featured Alumni "Who is the IB for?": YouTube Video—showcasing dynamic alumni voices from students who come from low-income families

Free IB professional development

Cross-programme webinars (Investigating Inquiry, Beyond the disciplines, Approaches to Learning)

Nano PD modules

Free DP subject specific webinars

Free CP specific webinar: Understanding the reflective project

School Success Case Studies in the IB digital toolkit—find out how other schools have worked to increase their DP cohorts