Kang Chiao will be back to our dynamic atmosphere again because of the return of our students. The campus became the most wonderful places in the world. What we should do now is capture the present. And we are doing just that for the IB curriculum in Kang Chiao. The school continues to prepare for the authorization process for the Diploma Programme (DP), which will benefit the development of international education in the Northwest Region of China.


To be authorized for DP courses, KCISXA must undergo a rigorous preparation process. The IB Organization reviews all the documents to ensure that the school’s teachers’ qualifications, educational philosophy, curriculum design and learning resources are aligned with IB requirements. Especially in the teacher qualification area, teachers who are going to teach in DP need to attend IB workshops which allow them to understand and apply the IB educational philosophy, two-year curriculum arrangement, and also crucial teaching practices for the growth and development of the students.


The DP teachers at KCISXA just finished one month of IB online professional development, led by the workshop leaders with extensive and exceptional teaching experiences in their subject area. Through the IB professional development, the DP teachers at KCISXA took their teaching practices to the next level! Let us read their eloquent reflections!



From Language A teacher

The workshop started from the review on the main parts of language and literature course. There was sufficient space offered in this Language A workshop for us to discuss with other participants, in order to explore various possibilities in syllabus construction, connections to TOK, CAS and Extended Essay, as well as the proper multidisciplinary courses/subjects. It enables us to better guide DP candidates to complete in the 2-year course. I enjoyed the communication with other teachers of languages, especially the exchanges of individual perspectives from different linguistic, literary and cultural background. Lots of valuable idea sharing happened!



From Economics teacher

Inquiry based learning is the foundation of an IB classroom, I will continue to work on this to make classroom experiences more engaging and meaningful for my students. I realized that I am in general quite strict with grading especially when heavy writing is involved, this may be due to my personal experiences with research and academic writing as well as being a language acquisition teacher. I think having a higher standard for my students would definitely push me to design activities and lesson for them to improve their writing and research skills. At the same time, I need to be more lenient while grading and constantly refer back to IB teacher support materials and subject guide.


  我们参与了三个讨论活动,关于国际情怀、IB学习者培养目标、以及认识论。讨论主要聚焦在 “不同文化如何影响学生?为什么需要知道其他人的学习方式?成长过程如何影响我的学习?”,还有最重要的是“我们如何看待科学以及人们实践科学的方式?”

From Physics teacher

We did three official forums about international mindedness, IB learner profile, and Theory of Knowledge. The discussion was mostly focused on “How different culture affect the students? Why they need to know other people’s methods of study? How my own profile influences my study?” and most importantly, “How we think of science and the way people do science?”



From Physics teacher

I used to think IB curriculum is easy and will be similar to other curricula where students are mostly dependent on teachers. After going through the IB workshop, now I think it's a unique and challenging where student develop independently with teacher's support. This programme encourages both personal and academic achievement of students. They try different approaches to learning and to take responsibility for their own educational progress to achieve their final goals.



From Mathematics teacher

We had a look at the IB mission statement, IB learning Profile, and IB Philosophy. The international Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring young people. The mathematical inquiry is one of the approaches to teaching and learning that I should keep using in my classes, it encourages skilled and creative students to reach their potential. One of the aims of the IB programmes is to develop an internationally-minded and caring individual, who shows empathy, compassion, and respect. Hence prepare students for success in higher education and beyond.


After one month of professional development, KCISXA believes that our IB teachers have captured the essence of IB teaching and learning. From curriculum design to classroom practices, the students’ educational experiences will embody a wide range of academic knowledge and learning skills. The teacher is no longer an instructor, but a learning facilitator. This is also the bedrock of Kang Chiao's educational philosophy – embracing the diversity of learning needs through stimulating a flexible and accommodating learning environment.

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