It Is What It Is!

I want to tell you a story about a most remarkable man, Bo Frolchenko. There will be scant links to economics but read it anyhow. It's a story about hard work, intent of purpose, success, honour, and love. Bo is one of my best friends and his life can indeed teach us something. He was born in 1947 and spent his tender first years in a German refugee camp. You guessed it; life was not a rose bed. He and his family ...

Best-selling IB Revision Guides from OSC

OSC has been producing IB Revision Guides since 2002 and we now publish more IBDP specific material than anyone else in the world. We know the importance of revision and review and want to be able to support all IBDP students with our expertise and experience. The rigorous and balanced learning values of a global curriculum are reflected in the content and structure of OSC revision guides. They offer complete coverage of the IB syllabus, emphasising active revision and review at ...

High quality, free Maths videos for the IB community

IB students and teachers around the world love our free IBDP Maths HL, SL and Studies videos. Covering the whole syllabus, our videos are clearly indexed and searchable; and they are free. Just before the May exams this year, the videos were being watched 2500 times per day! Over 230 practice and review videos Clearly linked to the IB Maths HL and SL syllabus Created by expert IB teachers Instantly accessible and free of charge “OSC’s Maths videos have literally saved my ...

IB Art Summer School for Visual Arts students

OSC is delighted to be working with a highly-experienced IB Art teacher, Heather McReynolds, to offer students an inspiring, stimulating IB Art Summer Course in Italy. Ideal for students about to start the IB Diploma or those who have completed one year of IB Art, and who have a passion for art and interested in making art in a new, exciting context – the perfect opportunity for budding artists to develop their potential. Students can attend for a 1 or 2 week ...

Mindset for ITGS

ITGS is not like any other IB subject nor any other IT subject for that matter. It is unique in that the approach to all aspects of ITGS integrates "four" components in the way ITGS is studied and assessed. Not all parts may be addressed equally all the time, but overall the Triangle is a framework for the way we approach ITGS. It is a way of "thinking" about ITGS. Perhaps the "fourth" component is not immediately clear - Stakeholders. They are ...

Welcome to Expanding Your Web

We now are in the next era of using Web 2.0 and social learning. The ideas that will be investigated in this blog is best captured in a graphic. Situations & Scenarios examines how web 2.0 and social learning are used in any of the four IB programmes for both personal productivity and creativity as well as collaboration and sharing. Those involved may include teachers using online tools to plan learning activities, students in geographically dispersed classrooms collaborating in a ...