Dear IB Educator,
On behalf of the International Baccalaureate, welcome to today's professional development event! Choosing to expand your personal knowledge of the IB significantly adds to the value of your school's IB programme. We salute your leadership in attending a regional workshop with your regional peers.
This year, the IB commemorates its 50th anniversary. How extraordinary that our founders were such visionaries! Since 1968, when the IB journey began, tens of thousands of IB alumni have dedicated themselves to making the world a better place by bringing about positive change. New generations will be challenged by navigating -and leading - an interconnected, interdependent globalized world. Fortunately, the IB is deeply rooted in international education, ready to fortify students with what they need to grow and flourish.
Today, 1.3 million students worldwide receive an international education from the IB. Their future accomplishments rely on their educational preparation. This is why your commitment to lifelong learning - yours and your students' - is at the heart of the IB mission.
Thank you for inspiring students every day to inquire, learn, and grow. I hope you enjoy today's event. And please - take time to complete the evaluation survey at the event's conclusion to share your experience with us.
Margot Hope Hoerrner
Global Head, PD Delivery