This week we’re headed to the IB Global Conference in San Diego, California to meet and learn from IB educators from around the world! The theme of this year’s conference is Shaping the Future, and we can’t wait to learn about the new ways the IB continuum prepares students to be global leaders.
With over 100 breakout sessions throughout the 4 day conference, there are going to be endless opportunities to network, learn, and grow your practice. To help you make the most of IB San Diego 2018, we’ve created this guide with the most relevant sessions for global project based learning, as well as the not-to-miss highlights of the conference.
Panels, posters, and lectures, oh my! Did you know that there are more than 1,300 different sessions, events, and learning opportunities at ISTE 2018?! To help handle the pre-conference planning stress, We sat down to create a list of the opportunities that we are most excited for at ISTE 2018. We chose opportunities led by school leaders and teachers as well as opportunities that align with the learning goals supported by PenPal Schools! Enjoy the list, share your feedback, and don’t miss our general conference tips at the bottom of the article.
"To me, clothing is a form of self-expression. There are hints about who you are in what you wear."
Clothing also reflects where you come from, who you surround yourself with, and what cultures you celebrate. Students can learn a lot about other countries and communities by exploring international clothing and fashion trends.
We’re excited to celebrate 18 PenPals of the Week who recently completed Clothing and Culture of the World: Mia and Anja from the United States Acozthavylla, Stephanie, and Siti from Malaysia, and Adis, Eimantas, Lukas, Aurimas, Rapolas, Ayda, Armina, Akvile, Marius, Dainora, Greta, Kazimieras, and Vilte from Lithuania.
Teachers around the world want to connect their students globally to expand their worldviews and practice critical communication skills. So far, a quarter million students from 150 countries have participated in our global learning community! To celebrate a quarter million PenPals, we want to share some of our favorite stories about the learning and life-changing experiences students have been having through global connections.