The IB is excited to present our brand new podcast series. Hear from educators all over the world, from all four IB programmes, as they tell us more about their experiences of educating students for a better world.
Izy Kali, artist with an IB mission
The arts have been a part of Izy Kali’s life since as long as she can remember. When her family moved to Malaysia and she began her IB Diploma Programme (DP) studies at the International School of Penang, her work as an artist only grew as part of her identity.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Diploma Programme (DP) juniors Emma, Eden and Nene, and seniors Eli and Cristina, at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Maryland, US tell us about the challenges and benefits of the DP curriculum, and how they feel about being a part of the global IB community.
Fulbright scholar’s experience bridges Abu Dhabi, Barbados, Kentucky
During her final year as an undergraduate at American University, Mackenzie Kelley prepared a Fulbright Program application to build upon her research interests. Her efforts led to an award and after receiving a degree in biochemistry, she moved to the island of Barbados to study the influence of gender and culture on type 2 diabetes. Mackenzie joins us to share her experience and insights from the IB Diploma Programme at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi.
IB graduate Nanticha “Lynn” Ocharoenchai on striking for climate action
Lynn Nanticha Ocharoenchai is an IB graduate and the 21-year-old student from Chulalongkorn University behind the Climate Strike Thailand movement, which is inspired by Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future school strikes. As a recent university graduate and community activist leader, Lynn aspires to make her mark in environmental journalism. She joins us to share her drive for climate action, tips for organizing large grassroots movements and, of course, her IB experience.
The Big Understanding: Melanie Smith
Melanie Smith from the International School of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, joins us to talk about her passion for concept-based inquiry, sharing some magical moments of PYP learning along the way and some practical tips for supporting both students and educators with the ‘concept‘–of concepts!