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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Register: OA Admissions Conference Bangkok

February 26, 2015

OpenApply Admissions Conference 2015

We are honored to work with KIS International School in putting together our second annual admissions conference in Asia-Pacific.

We look forward to welcoming our current participants from schools across Asia-Pacific, including:

We are privileged to be hosting the following speakers:

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The conference schedule is available to view HERE.

Registration fee: $149 USD
This registration fee will apply to all participants who register between February 6 and March 9, 2015.

Register Now

We hope to welcome you in Bangkok!

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

February 24, 2015

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!

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  1. Annapolis High School
  2. Beijing Huijia Private School
  3. Dublin High School
  4. Farmdale Elementary School
  5. Hillcrest Academy
  6. ISA International School Guangzhou
  7. König Fahad Akademie
  8. Linden Park Primary School
  9. Meade Senior High School
  10. New Vision International School
  11. Old Mill High School
  12. Sarasota Military Academy Prep
  13. Southlands English School

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

OpenApply Social Doha: Recap

February 18, 2015

In Doha, we welcomed 14 participants from 7 schools on February 17, 2015 at the International School of London Qatar for our very first OpenApply Social.

Head of Admissions at the International School of London Qatar, Nivin El Aawar, presented on the history of the school and the transition in the admissions office to using OpenApply. An online system became critical for the department as the volume of applications rose increasingly each year. This year they are crossing 2,000 applications. Nivin and her team rely on OpenApply to automate many routine followup questions, and centralize their correspondence with families, leaving them with more time to work with individual families.

Read more about Nivin’s experience with OpenApply here.

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The following discussion among admissions directors ranged from how to manage demands from the Qatari Supreme Education Council, to organizing workflows, to the best practices for scheduling tours & assessments.

We appreciated the chance to meet so many of the admissions directors in Doha, and we look forward to our upcoming socials and conferences!

Interested in registering for one of our socials? Click below.
ManageBac Socials
OpenApply Socials

 

ManageBac Feature Friday

February 13, 2015

We’ve made several improvements to the system this week:

Announcements:

  • We’ve changed our mail delivery servers. As a result, our mailer IP Address has changed — in additional to existing filters, please update your e-mail whitelist to include the IP Address: 198.2.135.161.

General:

  • Term Gradebooks can now be locked by programme and by term. This can be done via Settings > Programme (e.g. Diploma) > Terms. Within the Terms tab, edit an existing term and click Lock Term. Teachers and administrators will not be able to make any changes in the term gradebook unless the term is unlocked.

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Diploma:

  • For CAS Activities, students can no longer request supervisors reviews unless at least one CAS Question has been answered, or one Reflection & Evidence has been submitted.

Middle Years:

  • For SA Activities, students can no longer request supervisors reviews unless at least one SA Question has been answered, or one Reflection & Evidence has been submitted.
  • The Personal Project and Community Project Academic Honesty feature has slightly improved. It is now available as a new tab within the student’s Project worksheet. Supervisors are can add and edit meetings, while students can only view the meetings. Supervisors and students can both generate the Academic Honesty Form in PDF.

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Primary Years:

  • Box 4 of the IB PYP Planner now contains a section that answers the question: “What opportunities will occur for transdisciplinary skills development and for the development of the attributes of the learner profile?” The question can be filled in the Learning Experiences tab.

Scheduled ManageBac Server Maintenance

February 9, 2015

ManageBac will be unavailable as we perform server maintenance on Tuesday, February 10 starting at 10AM GMT. The downtime is expected to last 15 minutes. Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

OpenApply Feature Friday

February 6, 2015

We’ve made several improvements to the system this week:

General:

  • In the Dashboard > Tours & Interview Calendar, clicking on a scheduled event will no longer re-direct users to the Applicant Profile. The event will appear under the Upcoming Events tab.

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Applicant Profile:

  • Welcome e-mails can now be re-sent to family members via the Applicant Profile > Edit Family Information. Family members will receive a welcome e-mail with log-in credentials, even if they have previously logged into OpenApply.

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Upcoming Features:

  • Customizable Enrollment Status levels, e.g. Declined by family, versus declined by the school.
  • Checklist Completion Analytics, showing the number of students who have pending, partially completed, or completed checklist items.
  • Enrollment Summary Analytics, a new-and-improved page that replaces the Enrollment Analytics.
  • Viewing students’ tags within the Student Roster’s filtered results.
  • Showing the last four digits of the Credit Card number on the PDF Receipt for families.
  • Automatically tagging students based on specific form fields.

ManageBac Feature Friday

February 6, 2015

We’ve made several improvements to the system this week:

Diploma:

  • The ToK Presentation and Planning Form (PPF) is now available within the student’s ToK Worksheet. Students are able to add their first, second and third interactions, while teachers can add their comments within the Planning and Progress Form tab. The comments are immediately available for students to view. Both students and teachers can export the form to PDF.
  • The EE Reflections on Planning and Progress Form is now available within the student’s EE Worksheet. Students are able to add their first, interim and final reflections, while supervisors can add their comments within the Planning and Progress Form tab. The comments are immediately available for students to view. Both students and teachers can export the form to PDF.

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Middle Years:

  • The MYP Unit Planner now includes a optional Service tab, found within the Backward Planning step.

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We’re Visiting You! City Events 2015

February 5, 2015

For 2015, we are excited to announce a series of networking events in cities around the globe. These ManageBac and OpenApply Socials will last 2-3 hours in the late afternoon and include:

  • A short presentation from ManageBac & OpenApply staff
  • A featured speaker from the host school
  • Light refreshments
  • Networking

We hope these events help support the professional development within each local international school community. Our tentative global schedule is below. We will be updating this blog post as more cities and venues are confirmed, so check back frequently!

We are also traveling for conferences and other events, which are included below.

Don’t see your city listed? Or hosting a conference that you’d like us to join? E-mail us at events@managebac.com to request a date!

AMERICAS
February 3: Arizona IB Schools Meeting in Mesa, AZ
February 12: IB North Carolina
February 12: IB Schools Ohio
February 25: ManageBac Social Indianapolis at the Center for Inquiry at Indianapolis Public School #2
March 3: IB Minnesota
March 12: ManageBac Social Chicago at the South Shore International College Prep
April 16: ManageBac Social Mexico City at Edron Academy
April 23-25: Re-imagine Learning with Cornerstone Educational Consulting
April 24: Midwest IB Schools

Additional planned cities:
– New York City
– Boston
– Bogota
– Lima
– Houston
– Toronto
– Dallas
– Vancouver

ASIA-PACIFIC
March 9: ManageBac Social Ho Chi Minh City at the ISHCMC
March 11: OpenApply Social Ho Chi Minh City at the European International School SHCMC
March 13-14: OpenApply Admissions Conference in Bangkok
March 19-21: IB Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Macau
April 9: ManageBac Social Hyderabad
April 10-11: ASB Unplugged
April 12: OpenApply Social Hyderabad
April 14: ManageBac Social Melbourne at Wesley College
April 16:ManageBac Social Guangzhou at the Guangzhou Nanfang International School (featuring guest speaker Lance King!
April 22: ManageBac Social Shanghai
April 23: OpenApply Social Singapore at Singapore American School
April 23: ManageBac Social Adelaide
April 23: ManageBac Social Beijing at Beijing City International School (featuring guest speaker Lance King!)
October 15: ManageBac Social Auckland at the Takapuna Grammar School

Additional planned cities:
– Hong Kong
– Manila
– Kuala Lumpur

EUROPE, AFRICA, and the MIDDLE EAST
February 17: OpenApply Social Doha at the International School of London Qatar
February 27-28: ManageBac User Group Conference Munich
March 12-13: CEESA Dubrovnik
March 17: ManageBac Social Berlin
March 19: OpenApply Social Berlin
March 20-22: ECIS Technology Conference in Munich
March 31: OpenApply Social Zurich at The International School of Central Switzerland
April 2: ManageBac Social Paris
April 7: OpenApply Social Paris
April 9-10: ECIS Leadership Conference in Brussels
April 14: OpenApply Social Stockholm
April 24-26: Nordic Network Conference in Copenhagen

Additional planned cities:
– Cairo
– Istanbul
– Dubai

Interested in registering for one of our socials? Click below.
ManageBac Socials
OpenApply Socials

Last Chance for Early-Bird Registration: OA Admissions Conference Bangkok

February 5, 2015

OpenApply Admissions Conference 2015We are honored to work with KIS International School in putting together our second annual admissions conference in Asia-Pacific.

We are privileged to be hosting the following speakers:

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Friday, March 13
OpenApply Track
1-2PM: OpenApply Introduction & Demonstration
2-3PM: ISL Qatar OpenApply Presentation
3-4PM: OpenApply Workshop

ManageBac Track
1-2PM: Company Update
2-4PM: Programme-specific Workshops (DP, MYP & PYP)

Saturday, March 14
8AM: Morning Tea & Registration
9AM: Keynote – David Willows
10AM: Session 1
11AM: Coffee break
11:30AM: Session 2
12:30PM: Lunch
1:30PM: Session 3
2:30PM: Cross-cultural Diversity by Nivin Al Eawar
4-5PM: Closing remarks & final best practices sharing
6:30-9:30PM: Sponsored dinner and drinks!

Please feel free to browse the conference schedule HERE.

The early-bird, all-inclusive registration fee is $99 USD, valid until February 5, 2015.

Register Now

We hope to welcome you in Bangkok!

Join us in Bangkok for the OpenApply Admissions Conference

January 29, 2015

OpenApply Admissions Conference 2015

We are honored to work with KIS International School in putting together our second annual admissions conference in Asia-Pacific.
The conference provides an opportunity for admissions officers to network and learn from each other. Discover best admissions practices at leading international schools in Asia-Pacific and beyond and discuss common challenges facing admissions professionals in an international school environment.

We look forward to welcoming participants from schools across Asia-Pacific, including:

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The early-bird, all-inclusive registration fee is $99 USD, valid until February 6, 2015.

Register Now

We look forward to welcoming a diverse array of admissions professionals from international schools in Asia-Pacific and beyond, and seeing their insights and experiences shape this conference.
Last year over 30 participants from 21 schools joined us in Taipei. Explore last year’s conference:

We are accepting speaker proposals from now until January 31, 2015. Please email angelica@managebac.com with a brief description.

We hope to welcome you in Bangkok!



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