Feature Friday

December 3, 2016
Diploma Programme
  • Locking Planning and Progress forms for EE and ToK: Student reflections will lock automatically 5 minutes after students save on the Planning and Progress form. Supervisors and Admins can unlock reflections for students via the student Planning and Progress tab.

Middle Years:

  • Customised ATL skill indicators: ATL skill indicators can be customised for your school by navigating to Settings > Middle Years Programme > ATL. Indicators can be selected in MYP Unit Planners and exported via Dashboard > Curriculum. Click here for further guidance.

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Feature Friday

November 25, 2016

ManageBac

Primary Years Programme

  • Drafted units are hidden from all shared classes: The logic of PYP unit plans has now changed. Saving a unit as draft will now hide the unit planner from the UoI as well as the Gradebooks of all shared classes. Click here for further guidance on how to draft PYP units.
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Feature Friday

November 18, 2016

ManageBac

Diploma Programme

  • Edit Extended Essay Quick Start Guides: EE Quick Start Guides can now be edited via Settings > Guides > Extended Essay. These will appear to students when they start the Extended Essay Worksheet and when they tick Quick Start Guide on their worksheet. Click here for further guidance.
Upcoming
  • Diploma Programme: Locking EE and ToK Planning and Progress Forms

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

November 16, 2016

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!

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We’re proud to support you this academic year and beyond!

Feature Friday

November 14, 2016

ManageBac

No new updates to ManageBac this week. Stay tuned for future updates!

ManageBac Reporting Workshop in Hong Kong: Recap

November 11, 2016

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On November 11, we held a ManageBac Reporting Workshop at Hong Kong Academy (HKA) where we welcomed 34 participants from International Schools across Hong Kong and Southern China. It was open to ManageBac users as well as those interested in adopting the system at their school who wanted to learn more about creating stunning report cards.

The morning started with a company update from ManageBac Associate Jennifer Huang, followed by an implementation story from Andy Birch (Director of Technology) and Jennifer Swinehart (Director of Research and Development) on how HKA manage the reporting process; from developing a timeline to delegating responsibilities.

Thereafter, participants moved into DP & MYP, and PYP-specific sessions facilitated by the ManageBac team (Jennifer Huang and Kieran Tully). Topics covered included programme setup, using the gradebook (individual and term assessment), customising reporting templates, and generating reports. The day heard a variety of questions and feature requests (both reporting-related and general), and offered a great opportunity to network with neighboring schools to share and learn their best reporting practices.

Wouter Kolkman from Shen Wai International School said, “Great to exchange experiences and meet ManageBac staff”.

Thank you to HKA for hosting a enjoyable day, especially to Jennifer and Andy who made it all possible!

Here are some photos from the Workshop:

View the programme and download the presentations here.

 

If you’re interested to learn more about Report Cards on ManageBac, feel free to schedule a complimentary online Demo now!

Feature Friday

October 29, 2016

ManageBac

General

  • Filter by Draft Units in Whole School Curriculum: Administrators & Teachers can now filter for draft units in the Whole School Curriculum via Dashboard > Curriculum. Please see our tutorials for DP & MYP as well as PYP.
  • Feature Friday Notifications: ManageBac Admins, check your message notifications every Monday at 1:00 UTC for a link to the previous week’s Feature Friday.
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ManageBac Reporting Workshop in Beijing: Recap

October 28, 2016

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On October 28, we held a ManageBac Reporting Workshop at the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB). We were excited to welcome 44 participants from International Schools across Northern China. It was open to ManageBac users as well as those interested in adopting the system at their school who wanted to learn more about creating stunning report cards.

The day began with a warm welcome from Head of School at, Douglas K. Prescott, followed by a company update from Regional Director Asia-Pacific, RVenus Lai. We then moved into a full-day of programme-specific workshops run by the ManageBac team (RVenus Lai, Kieran Tully, and Daniel Doherty), starting from programme setup, understanding the gradebook (individual and term assessment), customising reporting templates, and generating reports.

Throughout the day there was opportunity to raise their toughest reporting questions, share their best practices, and learn from the experience of others. There was also time for general support questions, including unit planning, attendance, parent communication, and non-IB functionality.

Thank you to CISB for hosting a great day, especially to Marie Prescott who made it all possible!

Here are some photos from the Workshop:

View the programme and download the presentations here.

 

If you’re interested to learn more about Report Cards on ManageBac, feel free to schedule a complimentary online Demo now!

Chicago MYP Workshops with Cornerstone: Recap

October 25, 2016

From October 20-21, over 80 teachers from 20 schools convened at Lincoln Park High School to learn more about building in-depth quality curriculum for the IB Middle Years on ManageBac. We were delighted to offer this complimentary workshop together with our long-time partners Cornerstone Educational Consulting LLC.

Working in three separate groups over two days, workshop participants focused on writing exemplary IB MYP unit planners with guidance from a Cornerstone trainer and ManageBac support associate. This partnership allowed teachers to confidently build quality units directly on ManageBac, and provide support with navigating the system.

A huge thank you to our host, Theresa McCormick from Lincoln Park High School, whose tireless efforts provided us with all the class space, technology and catering space needed to host such a large group! We’d also like to thank Lisa, Lynne and Kara from Cornerstone, whose curriculum expertise and seminars were an invaluable experience.

Finally, thank you to all our Chicago attendees, whose passion for both learning and teaching made the training a pleasure from start to finish!

Interested in hosting a ManageBac workshop at your school? E-mail support@managebac.com.

Workshop schedule

Thursday / October 20

08:00 Registration Opens
08:30 Session 1: Participants will create and/or revise statements of inquiry:  concepts, contexts  + initial reflection using ManageBac tools
10:30 Session 2: Participants will explore the three types of inquiry questions for both the inquiry and action section of the planner using ManageBac tools
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 3: Participants will create and/or revise an authentic summative assessment task, and corresponding MYP objectives/strands, ensuring established links between the task and the statement of inquiry using the using ManageBac digital classroom as support
15:00 Session 4: Participants will consider which approaches to learning skills will best allow students to master the summative task, by construct learning experiences that embed inquiry into content through day-to-day teaching and learning using ManageBac tools
16:00 End of Day 1
Friday / October 21
08:30 Session 5: Participants will continue to construct learning experiences that embed inquiry into content through day-to-day teaching and learning using ManageBac tools
10:30 Session 6: Participants will differentiate each learning experience and design formative assessments that build to the summative task + secondary reflection  using ManageBac tools
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 7: Participants will consider multiple types of resources that they will use during the teaching and learning process for the unit.  They will reflect on the planning process and on what they anticipate will arise in the teaching of the unit in order to complete their final reflection.
15:00 Session 8: Participants will participate in a tuning protocol for feedback from peers on their unit planners. The focus will center on the iterative process that links the statement of inquiry, the inquiry and action questions,  the approaches to learning, objectives and summative assessment.
16:00 End of Day 2

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

October 16, 2016

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!

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We’re proud to support you this academic year and beyond!



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