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Our latest MNIB Meeting was Tuesday May 24th

It featured project presentations in-person, and by video, of students in all IB Programmes and a wrap-up of our year-long work together.

Please check out the web agenda linked here

Baker Center 

209 Page St West

St. Paul, MN

Mark your calendars!

Our remaining regular Association meetings will be December 5th, March 7th, and May 22nd

Meetings will be at the Baker Center in St. Paul from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM with coffee and treats at 8:30.

But that's not all!

This year, we feature 'Celebrate Successes' with teacher leaders and students who are doing great things in their schools and communities! 

The first of these was an IB Matters Podcast with four IB DP candidates from Champlin Park HS. They spoke about their CAS (Creativity, Activity & Service) projects and how CAS has made a difference in their perspectives and even their future plans!

MYP Roundtable season 

is upon us!

Look for individual roundtables on the Roundtable/Workshop registration page and click the links provided to register online.

Location: Lakes International Language Academy (LILA)

MYP Language Acquisition Roundtable 

Postponed until late March - watch here for updates

Check-in and treats at 8:30 - begin at 9:00

Lunch provided, and the session ends at 3:00

LILA Headwaters Campus-Upper School

19850 Fenway Ave N

Forest Lake, MN 55025

Location: Roosevelt HS

4029 South 28th Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55406

(parking on streets near school)

MYP EL Language Acquisition Roundtable 

This event is specifically for teachers of English Learners (EL) in the MYP Language Acquisition courses.

Wednesday, March 6th

2/29/24 update - We are full. Thanks for your tremendous response!

Check-in and treats at 8:30 - begin at 9:00

Lunch provided, and the session ends at 3:00

MNIB Leadership Award

Nominations for 2024 MNIB Adminstrator Award are open

Form is due March 15th - Today!

Location: Baker Center 

209 Page St West

St. Paul, MN

MYP 101 Workshop 

Tuesday, March 5th

Registration is now closed here

2/18/24 update - We are full. Thanks for your tremendous response!

We will offer again.

MYP 101 is available to educators at authorized MYP schools who are relatively new to their building or using the MYP framework.


This PD might be appropriate for you if: 

MYP 101 will address:

It's the time of year for job postings!

Please pass along any openings you have so we can share them on our jobs board

Updates from 7/14 from Rochester Arts and Sciences Academy!

Watch for an Arts position coming at  Annunciation Catholic School and 6/14 updates for Sanford MS - check them out!

Contact Jon Peterson at director@mnibschools.org to post your listing.

Registration for 33 different DP and CP Roundtables is now open! Events begin on October 3rd so register today.

As noted above - Thanks to a new partnership with MDE, all our events are free to members! You will not be charged registration fees if you are a member of MNIB.

Follow this link or navigate to the 'Roundtable Registration' page.

Exam reimbursement due June 30, 2023

Training reimbursement form due       July 15, 2023

Personal and Professional Skills / Reflective Project / Service learning/Language development 

NOTE: This session was moved from Oct 11th to Oct 25th due to testing conflicts 

8:30 October 25th at 

Roosevelt High School

4028 South 28th St

Minneapolis, MN 55406

Check-in beginning at 8:00

The schedule:

Session 1: 8:30 - 10:00 – Service Learning

Session 2: 10:00 - 11:30 - Personal & Professional Skills

Lunch: 11:30 - noon

Session 3: Noon - 1:30 - Reflective Project

Session 4: 1:30 - 3:00 – Language Development

MNIB Meeting Wednesday, March 2

We are met at the Baker Center, 209 W Page Street St. Paul, MN 55107

Please check out the agenda/minutes linked here

Toddle has been working on a very special event designed specifically for school leaders called the School Leaders Bootcamp

It's happening virtually on March 3rd and 4th and we've got some amazing speakers lined up: Seth Godin, George Couros, Stephen Covey, Holly Ransom, and Diane Tavenner.

We've got a ton of great stuff planned - interactive keynotes, networking, masterclasses, and case studies by experienced educators and leadership experts. And best of all…it's completely free! 

Over 5,000 school leaders from 100+ countries have already registered, and we would love for the school leaders from MNIB to join us as well. We can assure you that the learning and takeaways will be unparalleled. 

Interested folks can register using this link

Hope to see you at this amazing and free event!

Nearly 60 coordinators met together in the morning and then broke out into PYP, MYP, DP and CP Programmes groups.

Our recent Association meeting was held December 1st

Minutes from 12.1.21

Did you attend?  You may receive 5 CEU credits for your time.

Link to CEU document for your participation

(You will be asked to make a copy and you can insert your own name into the document.)

Pictured: Jon Peterson (MNIB director), Ashley Brown (DP Coordinator), Michael George, Chris Baker-Raivo (CP Coordinator)

Photo credit: Tim Evans

Champlin Park Principal, Michael George, earns MNIB Leadership Award 

Principal Mike George was recognized by the Minnesota Association of IB World Schools (MNIB) for his outstanding leadership in a Minnesota IB school.

George was surprised with the award during an administrators meeting at CPHS Feb. 8 when MNIB executive director Jon Peterson presented him with the award in front of his leadership team at the school.

Full story here

It was a beautiful fall day in St. Paul, Minnesota with about 60 members in attendance. 

We enjoyed gathering together in person for the first time since March 2020 with presentations and discussion in the morning. Then, we broke into Programme (PYP, MYP, DP, CP) groups after taking our lunches outside in Baker Park.

Our fall MNIB Association meeting took place Wednesday, September 29 at the Baker Community Center

Slide deck from meeting

Link to agenda - includes links out to discussion slides and padlets we created

Did you attend?  You may receive 5 CEU credits for your time.

Link to CEU document for your participation

(You will be asked to make a copy and you can insert your own name into the document.)

Congratulations to Rockford High School !

Now authorized as an MYP, DP, and CP IB World School after adding MYP this Spring

Some of the resources available to Champlin Park CP students included amazing welding, machining and CNC equipment, along with aviation simulators and medical training facilities.

We had a great visit to the Anoka schools STEP Center

About 10 MNIB Career-related Programme coordinators and their DP colleagues toured the Champlin Park CP offerings at the Anoka-Hennepin District tech education center known as STEP. We began with a roundtable of CP coordinators at Champlin Park HS before traveling to STEP to see welding, nursing assistant, aviation, and EMT classes in action. Champlin offers 8 CTE pathways and serves as a great model for other CP (and aspiring CP) schools.

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