2TM Took Part in the X Conference of the International Baccalaureate World Schools of CIS countries
On 8 June, the Russian representative office of the 2TM Company participated in the annual X Conference of the International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools Association of CIS countries, which was held in the premises of the innovation centre “Skolkovo” and the Moscow School of Economics. A highly intensive business program of the conference was supplemented with meetings and communication with the representatives of leading schools included into the IB system from various cities of Russia: Moscow, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Kaliningrad, Republic of Sakha, Udmurtia, Tatarstan, etc. as well as the schools of Kazakhstan and Armenia. Over 200 participants attended the conference, including such distinguished guest as Dmitry Livanov (the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation), Ian Chambers (the Director of the International Baccalaureate for Global Development), Marina Zakharova (the Minister of Education of the Moscow region) and others.
The overall theme of the event—”Learning to Grow Innovators“. This is the main idea of the International Baccalaureate program. Conference is a good opportunity to show progress in achieving a high intellectual result in school education via the IB system as well as to demonstrate the fact that an increasing number of schools seeks to implement the advanced program in their work, willing to give students the freedom of choice and maximum flexibility in applying the gained knowledge. The work of the Association, as before, is based on helping teachers and students in their mutual scientific and creative contact.
The friendly atmosphere and the unity of the conference allowed participants not only to meet and find a common language, but also to delve into the system of three age-specific IB programs, to study and discuss the challenges and innovations within the school appraisal system and the international IB system graduates. The scales of the event provided an opportunity to evaluate the coverage of the international educational interest, to identify a common focus of graduates in Russia and the CIS countries on acquiring international education of high quality.
According to the results, in 2016, 862 Russian and CIS schools have been already included into the IB system and offer their students an opportunity of admission to the universities worldwide without additional exams. As compared to 2012, this figure has grown by more than 10 times. Moreover, it continues further growing.