Letovo at the IBO Conference

6 November 2019

Letovo at the IBO Conference

This year, the International Baccalaureate Global Conference in Abu Dhabi (October 24-26, 2019) was attended by more than 1,500 educators from IB Programmes worldwide to share their experiences and discuss current practices in the IB Programme.
Letovo has been authorized by the IB since May of 2019, the schools has given priority to participating in such conferences on an annual basis. The delegates who represented Letovo School were Head of Innovation and Development: Madlena Shaginyan, IB DP Coordinator: Damien Chiang, IB MYP Coordinator: Dmitry Ozherelyev, MYP DP Mathematics Teacher: Anastasia Yangirova, MYP English Teacher: Ekaterina Chistovskaya, MYP History Teacher : Anastasia Sukhenko, MYP DP Russian Literature Teacher: Natalya Khramtsova and MYP DP Physics Teacher: Georgy Arabuli.
Educators from Letovo attended the keynote and various break-out sessions. Representing Letovo, Madlena Shaginyan was one of the expert speakers who led the focus group: IBEN Process Improvement: IB Educator Perspective. In the focus group lead educators shared best practices, experiences on professional development, transformation of schools and improvements to the educational world. Madlena believes that it is important “to be the best in the world and to be the best for the world”, that truly dedicated educators should share knowledge and skills to make the world a better place.
Dr Siva Kumaria, keynote speaker, started her tenure as the seventh Director General of the International Baccalaureate (IB) in January 2014 and is the first woman to hold that post, addressed the participants and highlighted how connected the world through technological innovations and advantages of the IB continuum programmes. She presented a few positive steps that have been put forward by the IB – elimination of candidate registration fee, introducing IB MYP Student Innovator Grant and collaboration with the University of the People in offering a Master’s in Education. According to her, IBO is currently working on ‘Strategy 2030’ the goal being to ensure that the IB programme is at the forefront of learning, as compared to other curriculums in the world.
The goal of schools working under the IB programme curriculum is not only to impart knowledge and experience, and prepare for admission to leading international universities, but to develop skills necessary for studying, working and living in the modern world. Letovo students have the opportunity to receive both an IB Diploma and a Russian certificate.
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