Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) June 22, 2011
WHAT: International Baccalaureate Open House and Book Launch Press Event
WHERE: IB Americas Headquarters
Americas Global Center
7501 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 200 West
WHEN: Thursday, June 30; 11 a.m. (refreshments will be served)
WHY: During 2010-2011, there has been an 11 percent growth in IB schools worldwide. In the United States, 281 schools offer the IB Primary Years Program (for students aged 3 to 12); 445 schools offer the IB Middle Years Program (for students aged 11 to 16); and over 750 schools offer the IB Diploma Program (for students aged 16 to 19).
Come hear why schools across the nation are adopting IB education as an effective tool for teaching critical and higher order thinking skills – which educators agree are most vital to professional success in the 21st century.
The IB opened its new Americas headquarters, in Bethesda, Maryland, last fall, after a national search that led to the site selection. The move was a key part of the organization’s plans to expand its capacity and increase the presence of IB education in schools throughout North, Central and South America. Along with its close proximity to the nation’s capital, Montgomery County features a high concentration of IB World Schools and programs. Staffing at the Center is expected to grow to an estimated 200 employees over the next few years, as the organization prepares to support an estimated 2.5 million students and 10,000 IB programs worldwide by 2020.
WHO: George Walker, former director general of International Baccalaureate, who will discuss his new book: “The Changing Face of International Education”
Siva Kumari, Chief Operating Office, IB
Drew Deutsch, Director, IB Americas
Anthony Tait, IB Professional Development Director
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