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Early Years Program at ISB
January 26, 2023
In the International School of Belgrade Early Years Program, we believe that extraordinary things happen when our learners' children, educators and families come together to build a community. We know that children learn and progress best when the significant adults in their lives - parents, teachers and other families work...
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A Call for Inclusive Language in Science Classes
October 10, 2022
ISB is committed to a community-wide learning journey, throughout which we hope to explore ways to ensure every learner’s unique identity is valued and respected. This is a huge task, and some steps are easier than others. One simple shift with an enormous return on investment is the intentional incorporation...
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Developing the Whole Child through the International Baccalaureate Continuum
February 22, 2022
At ISB we are proud to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum meaning that our learners have access to IB programming at all times while at ISB. The International Baccalaureate mission aims to “develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world...
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ISB’s Commitment to a Holistic Education
November 12, 2021
ISB’s commitment to developing programs that support a holistic education is an essential component of our curriculum. Academics, sports and CCA’s, social and emotional learning, student leadership and service are at the core of ISB’s learning program. Within that framework, we look to implement value-added programs that benefit all learners...
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The ISB approach to developing the whole person
October 11, 2021
This is the first in a series of five blogs that sets out to explore how our learning program here at ISB develops the whole person. As you can see from the graphic below, our learning program consists of five core elements; The Curriculum, Co-Curricular Learning, Personal, Social, Emotional Learning, Service...
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The Importance of Teaching Digital Citizenship at ISB
October 4, 2021
As digital technologies progress and evolve exponentially, the fantastic opportunities they provide also move in a similar vein. Students are now connecting to an information platform never before seen in history. These evolving technologies allow our learners to create, inform, explore and learn in ways we never thought possible. But...
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A Lifelong Love Of Words
May 6, 2021
My first introduction to words was no different than most other kids - I used to beg my parents to read me bedtime stories. More often than not, the stories would not lull me to sleep but keep me awake and asking questions. Unfortunately, it was not the same for...
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What if? The Future of Education
March 10, 2021
How many times have you heard someone say that education is outdated and schools are not preparing children for the reality of their present, let alone their future? So, why are schools like this? Why are they not changing, and what if they could change? We all know that the system of...
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Linking our Classrooms to the World using Virtual Field Trips
December 10, 2020
The ability to take students beyond the classroom walls and into the community for a field-trip is not always easy or possible. These limitations have never been more true than during the current pandemic facing our global community. With ISB’s investment in new video conferencing and computer stations, we can...
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Balancing the IB Programme with High Level Sports
November 20, 2020
Is it possible to balance the IB Programme with High Level Sports. Grade 12 student Masa, explains how she balances academics with her passion - Basketball. My name is Masa and I am a high level athlete and currently studying in the IB Programme at ISB. I have been attending ISB since...
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Designing Products for Authentic Learning
November 18, 2020
The basis‌ of the constructionist theory of learning states that through the creation of artifacts (products), learners develop a sustained understanding (Orey, 2010). The active participation in the building of knowledge through artifacts is a distinguishing feature that makes this type of learning most relevant for design students. Students research...
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Developing 21st-Century Learning Skills at ISB
November 5, 2020
As the ISB Technology Integration Specialist, working with teachers to create authentic learning opportunities that leads to the development of core 21st-century skills is my goal. These skills include accountability, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, ethics, global awareness, along with problem-solving, productivity and self-direction, to name a few. Why are...
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At ISB, we aren’t just integrating technology, we’re innovating with technology
November 3, 2020
Technology integration plays a vital role in creating engaging learning environments and preparing students for their future academic pursuits. But as global issues become more complex, and learners face increasing demands, what we as educators now know is this: technology integration simply isn’t good enough anymore. At ISB, we aren’t just...
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Smiling Behind the Masks
October 12, 2020
Smiling Behind the Masks - Take a look at what happens on campus every day... Although Covid continues to challenge the way we function around campus, our students continue to thrive and learn together in their bubbles. One of the manychallengeswe face is that we really miss being able to have...
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Seesaw as a 21st-Century Learning Tool
October 7, 2020
Being a responsible user of technology is a crucial component of being a good digital citizen. As our children transition from primary to secondary school, emphasizing how our behaviour online can impact us is essential. At ISB, we believe that embedding digital learning experiences into lessons, offers an authentic learning...
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A Reflection On My Own Online Learning
October 7, 2020
A Reflection on my own Online Learning - If it’s challenging for me, what is it like for our students? I recently attended the very first CEESA ‘Virtual’ Conference, ‘Future of Learning: Inclusive, Challenging, Engaged’. Many of our teachers also attended. The line-up was impressive, with the keynote speaker, Mr John...
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Blogging for Learning
September 22, 2020
At The International School of Belgrade, we do not look at technology as a substitute for traditional learning forms. Instead, we embrace its ability to enhance and transform how our students learn. Teachers integrate technology within their lessons to develop the core skills required to succeed as they move on...
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Top 12 things, ISB Teachers Would Like Parents to Know
September 16, 2020
As I walk around school at the moment, I am immediately struck by how amazing our teachers are. Our teachers have always been amazing, but now more than ever. They are teaching outside, they don’t have their usual resources or spaces, they are often wearing masks and they are running...
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ISB Students Achieve Exceptional IB Diploma Results
August 26, 2020
This was an extraordinary year for our graduating class. With the campus closed from March, they had to complete all of their IB course work and their Internal Assessments as well as organize their university plans, all while in isolation. I am delighted that the Class of 2020 managed to achieve...
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Social Connections and School Culture in these Remote Times
May 29, 2020
Every educator knows that school culture weaves its way through everything we do. We nurture students' love of learning by making them love school. It's the greetings in the mornings and the farewells in the afternoon. In a primary school, it's the carpet time sharing with their friends and the interactions...
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World Class Students - PYP Exhibition at ISB
May 17, 2020
In the final year of the PYP, students carry out an extended, in-depth, collaborative project known as the PYP exhibition. This involves students working collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues or problems. It also provides teachers with a powerful and authentic process for assessing student understanding....
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ISB World Class Teachers
April 13, 2020
At ISB, our World Class Teachers are our greatest asset. Our students make extraordinary progress because we recruit the finest teachers from around the world. They are internationally minded, experienced and caring professionals who inspire their students every day. You want the world for your child, we search the world...
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Meet Kelly Throne
March 12, 2020
Meet Kelly Throne - one of our world class teachers at ISB Kelly joined ISB in 2018 from the Hong Kong Academy in Hong Kong where she taught MYP/DP Math. Having originally trained and practised as a lawyer specialising in child advocacy, Kelly retrained as a teacher and gained her Master's...
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COVID-19. Because it’s the right thing to do
March 7, 2020
…mostly, I'm scared about what message we are telling our kids when faced with a threat. Instead of reason, rationality, open-mindedness and altruism, we are telling them to panic, be fearful, suspicious, reactionary and self-interested. Dr. Abdu Sharkawy We all know that Covid-19 is coming to Belgrade sooner or later. As a...
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Meet Julia Denney
March 13, 2020
Meet Julia Denney - one of our world class teachers here at ISB Julia joined ISB as a PYP grade 4 teacher in 2016. She is a US citizen and earned her BA degree in Elementary Education from the Washington University and an MSc from Lesley University in Massachusetts. Most recently,...
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Parent Workshops in the Primary School of ISB
March 2, 2020
Parent Workshops in the Primary School of ISB By Warren Bowers and Bobbi Netzel One of the keys to a successful school is a positive relationship between home and school. Many things contribute to this, including an inviting physical environment, a strong and supportive Parent-Teacher-Association, connections on social media, and open communication...
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Meet Branka Sreckovic-Minic
February 12, 2020
Meet Branka Sreckovic-Minic - one of our world class teachers at ISB Branka has worked at ISB for over 20 years in a variety of leadership roles: MYP Coordinator, DP Coordinator and Head of Humanities Department, as well as Pamoja Education IB Site-Based Coordinator and DP Extended Essay Coordinator. An experienced...
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Meet James Kaunhoven
February 12, 2020
Meet James Kaunhoven - one of our world class teachers here at ISB James Kaunhoven is currently teaching Grade 3 here at ISB. James joined ISB in 2019 having previously been teaching Grade 2 at Hanoi International School in Vietnam. Originally from the UK, James began his professional career as a...
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Music Brings Us Together
February 12, 2020
They say that music is the international language and they are right. February 5-9, 2020 saw The International School of Belgrade’s upper school campus double in size as we welcomed 130 students, directors and chaperones for the annual Middle School CEESA Choir Festival. The music festivals are a unique part...
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Diversity is our Strength
January 31, 2020
What Makes Our Students Special? 'Our Community is our Village and our Diversity is our Strength'. We are proud of the fact that we have around 50 nationalities represented in our school. Even so, each one of us is still 99.9% genetically identical to everyone else. But, it’s the 0.1% that provides...
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Truly Personalized Learning
November 20, 2019
I am sure we have all heard schools say, we ‘Personalize’ learning, but what does this really mean, and do all schools mean the same thing when they use the phrase?The short answer, of course, is no. Many schools may use the term, but how many actually do it?So, let’s be...
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