The Association for Central European Schools (ACES) had its annual conference on Monday, October 7th, 2019. This is an excellent opportunity for our Section Heads and IB Coordinators to work together with other IB schools in our surrounding area.
In the ACES Middle Years Programme session, the MYP Coordinators spent their time collaborating on ideas on how to improve the different elements of the MYP. The grade 10 Personal Project was discussed at length, some great ideas came out on how to improve our exhibition and assessment. Likewise, the coordinator’s examined their Service as Action Programmes and talked about creative ways for students to fulfill their outcomes. The coordinators are even trying to plan an event that will involve all ACES schools that offer the MYP to come together for a combined Service as Action activity. More information to come.
During the ACES Conference, Ms. Pages and Ms. Cornish attended a session on Outdoor education. The workshop leaders took them into the surrounding forest of AISB where they demonstrated excellent ways to incorporate nature and the outdoors into their daily curriculum.
“As DP coordinator at Amadeus I was delighted to be given the opportunity to attend ACES conference at AIS, and to meet my counterparts working in school from all over Eastern Europe. The plenary sessions were extremely informative and I will bring back to our school ideas we shared about analyzing data and precious information for our CIS accreditation process. The Diploma Programme session gave me the opportunity to contribute Amadeus best practice to the Diploma discussions. Diploma Coordinators from schools in Austria expressed interest in visiting us and connecting their DP teachers team to ours, and to organize reflection meeting about IB examination. We had the opportunity to feed back to the IB our latest questions, for example regarding the Mathematics course recognition in University, thus anticipating on our students needs for the years to come. The conference was a rewarding team building experience that strengthened the bonds between AV secondary and primary educational leadership.”
–Mélanie Pagès, DP Coordinator