- All teachers are provided IB Workshops (Conducted by IB officials)
- Regular professional development trainings are conducted by the trained heads and programme coordinators for teachers.
- Teachers share their academic resources with IB.
- Teachers participate with other local and global teachers through networking programmes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do you prepare your teachers for IB teaching and learning?
How often do your teachers receive IB training?
- School provides one hour of teachers training every morning which are organized by the trained Programme Head and Coordinators or the Head of the respective departments.
- As and when there are advancements in the curriculum, teachers are provided IB Workshops and conferences that are organized by IB in India or abroad.
What are the qualifications of your teachers?
- PYP- Minimum requirement; Graduation with teaching license.
- MYP & DP- Minimum requirement; Masters of their subjects with teaching license.
How is IB recognized in India?
Are IB students at par with other students?
- IB is a concept-based curriculum, which prepares a strong foundation for students. It develops skills, which makes them lifelong learners. They retain the conceptual understanding as they learn by doing. This sets them far ahead than any other boards and curriculum/s.
- IB curriculum frameworks are designed considering state, national and international boards/curriculum.
What kind of assessments do you have in IB?
- IB recommends formative and summative assessments as per the curriculum plan.
- Formative assessments are ongoing assessments, which prepares the students for summative assessments, which take place at the end of the each unit.
How do you record student’s progress?
- Teachers keep a record of each students learning growth through the following: –
- Recording of students learning in IB consists of overall learning of the students. (Knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding)
- Anecdotal record
- Audio and Videos
- Teachers use various tools to record their observations (checklist, rubrics, personal notes, continuum etc.)
How does IB prepare students for competitive exams?
- Quality, skill & inquiry based curriculum promotes conceptual understanding.
- Assessments of IB are rigorous and designed for and of learning.
- Students showcase their understanding through different ways. (Projects, essays, written assessments, assignments, role-plays, oral assignments, making mind maps, visuals, performance etc.)
- Subjects are offered with flexibility, which are well aligned with the career options and competitive exams.
How are the parents informed about students’ progress?
- Open day
- Students Led Conferences
- Written Assessments
- Report Card
- Apart from the above, parents can come and discuss their child’s progress with a prior appointment.
How do you communicate with your parents?
- The communication between school and parents are organised through the following: –
- Students diary
- Class specific emails
- ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
- Telephonic communication based on the needs (School landline and hotline).
- PTA Meetings
- Websites and other means of social media.
Why IB does not believe in Textbook learning?
IB curriculum is a Concept based, research oriented which provides broader, diverse and multiple perspective. Learning is not limited to a text book but students are guided to collect information from a range of resources for thorough exploration like websites, reference books, journals, articles, live sessions, library, site visits, Skype etc.
What subjects does VKE offer?
- Languages (English as the language of instruction),
- Second Language- Hindi/French,
- Social Studies,
- Arts (Visual arts & Performing Arts (Dance (Free Style/ Bharatnatyam) & Music (Vocal & Instrumental)
- Personal, Social and Physical Education)
- Language & Literature (English & Hindi),
- Language Acquisition (English/Hindi/French),
- Individuals and Societies (History options available from MYP4)
- Sciences (Physics/Chemistry/Biology/ Combined Science)
- Design (Product Design/Computers/Combined Design)
- Arts (Visual Arts & Performing Arts-Theatre)
- Physical and Health Education
- Language & Literature (English & Hindi),
- Language Acquisition (English/Hindi/French/Spanish),
- Individuals and Societies (History / Business Management/ Economics /Psychology/ ESS /ITGS Online)
- Sciences (Physics/Chemistry/Biology/ESS/ Design Technology/Computer Sciences/Sports & Health Exercises)
- Arts (Visual Arts & Performing Arts-Theatre/Film Online)
How do you cater to the learning needs of the students?
- Teachers assess the students to identify their learning styles, preferences and abilities. Teaching and learning practices are planned accordingly to the needs of students.
- Various teaching strategies and tools are used to support the learning needs of the students.
What co-curricular activities do you offer?
- Swimming/Skating/Lawn tennis/ Spiritual, emotional and physical education.
- Vedic Math
- Mother Tongue Clubs
- Saturday Clubs – Language Clubs (Japanese/ German/ French/Hindi/Sanskrit)/STEAM- Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math/Entrepreneurship and leadership/Yoga/DMT (Dance & Movement Therapy)
How often do the students go for field trips?
Field trips are planned as per the requirements of the units grade-wise, generally 4 to 6 trips in a year.
How often do you have report card days and open days?
- Report Card Days- Twice in an academic year (Term -1 and Term – 2)
- Open Days- Thrice in a year