The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the OCC (“It’s a Nightmare!” “No it’s Fantastic!”)

The IB say "Welcome to your OCC...The OCC is a key resource for teachers, coordinators and other school stakeholders. The enhanced branding and colour scheme improves both navigability and usability in order to delight the many of you who depend on the site for information and collaboration". I get a lot of correspondence from art teachers about the OCC (ONLINE CURRICULUM CENTRE http://occ.ibo.org/ibis/occ/) , not all of it favourable, to put it mildly... The bad Teachers are frequently mystified and confused by the ...

It’s that time again

HAPPY NEW YEAR! OK - I started back at school yesterday after a very pleasant two week holiday, and reminded my year 2 IBDP visual arts class that for them (in some ways) the end is nigh. As if to confirm this, a package of the blue Candidate Record Booklets was also waiting for me in my mailtray. If like me you are teaching in a northern hemisphere school then your students will probably have their final examinations in around 2 to 3 months’ time ...