IB Exchange is an interactive professional learning platform where IB educators can access thousands of resources to support teaching in their programme and subject, connect with and learn from peers, and elevate their expertise by contributing their teaching and learning insights within a global network of educators.
What do educators gain from IB Exchange
- High-quality unit plans, lessons, classroom activities, links to high quality primary and secondary sources, and other resources to support outstanding IB teaching, curated from educators around the world.
- Short, practical videos, podcasts, blogs, and presentations targeted to Approaches to Teaching and other aspects of IB pedagogy.
- Moderated, dynamic communities of practice where educators can exchange teaching materials, share best practices, and connect with peer coaches for specific, practical advice—all in a supportive space led by IB teachers for IB teachers.
- [Coming Summer 2023] Learning modules designed to help educators master key competencies from the IB Teacher Capabilities Framework and earn micro credentials attesting to their mastery.
During the pilot phase, IB Exchange will launch to subject-specific teacher communities in January and August.
Currently, IB Exchange is open to Diploma Programme teachers of:
- Business Management
- Extended Essay
- Language A
- Theory of Knowledge
- PYP Upper Primary teachers
To gain access, update your MyIB profile to note that you teach in one of these areas. Learn how to update your MyIB profile (PDF, 484 KB), existing teachers should refer to Section B for step-by-step instructions on adding a new subject to their roles.
IB Exchange is recruiting content experts
Contribute practical, daily-use teaching materials, like units, lessons, and classroom activities, or write and produce learning modules aligned to the IB Teacher Capabilities Framework. These positions are paid.
Apply to become a content developer
Professional learning in IB Exchange is self-paced and interest-driven. Educators can learn from anywhere they can log in, at any time.
Take a quick video tour of IB Exchange, then dig deeper into the following sample video content:
- Can justification be sufficient for knowledge? TOK educator Will Everitt provides strategies for discussing the key concept of justification in your TOK classroom.
- History teacher of the year Alysha Butler gives practical tactics for shifting Black history to the center of your school curriculum.
- Do you know your personal polynomial? Math teacher James Tanton provides a fun example for how to fit functions to data.
- Four key skill sets support students in successful History IAs. Learn what they are in this quick overview of educator Allison Navas’s helpful series.
- Teachers often have questions about preparing their students for assessment. English Language A teacher and examiner Hermione Paddle gives an overview of Paper 1 and some fun ideas to help students show what they know.
- You’ve probably heard of the IB’s Approaches to Learning skills (ATL), but how do you match the skills meaningfully to your unit of inquiry? PYP workshop leader and podcast host Lu Gerlach breaks down the process.
January 2023 update: IB Exchange is currently live and available in English for PYP Upper Primary and the following DP subjects: Business Management, the DP Core (CAS, Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge), Economics, History, Language A, Mathematics, and Physics. New subjects will be added every January and August until all IB programmes, subjects and official languages are represented in IB Exchange. Educators working in all languages and programmes/subjects are encouraged to update their MyIB profile to include all subjects they teach, as well as to apply to be content contributors, as we build a deep reserve of interest and expertise for the future of IB Exchange.
Data privacy notice: IBO staff will use your data to optimize the IB Exchange user experience, improve its content, and better understand educators’ needs for ongoing professional learning. No data on your usage of the platform will be shared with your local head of school, coordinator, or other administration.
For any questions about IB Exchange pilot, please email us at IBExchange@ibo.org.