Greetings from the IB Heads Conference and the IBAEM Regional Conference, The Hague, October 29-November 1, 2015

Zlatarski International School reinforced its commitment to the values of quality education by sharing into the global community of International Baccalaureate school leaders at the recent IB Africa, Europe and Middle East Regional Conference 2015, in The Hague, Netherlands, October 29-November 1, 2015. Dr Boris Todorov and Georgi Kardashev of the Governing Body of Zlatarski School attended the event which took place concurrently with the Heads Conference of the IBO. Plenary speakers and workshop moderators shared their vision of the future of education in a constantly-changing world where every new generation of learners has to prepare for a new reality.

Peter M. Senge – senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – spoke about ‘the global renaissance in education’ and pointed out the need for clarity and consensus around the overarching focus and the need for sophistication in leading and managing the change process.

Pasi Sahlberg – teacher educator, researcher, policy advisor for the educational reform in Finland and currently Professor of Practice at Harvard University, USA – shared facts and ideas for improving our schools. He raised the topic of “What makes some educational systems perform better than others and why some seem to be stuck in mediocracy.”

9FEF41F7AAF3F998F0F9B2831E1AFE88DB603266C283267D2Epimgpsh_fullsize_distrLeading the change was highlighted as the primary purpose of the IB schools where future leaders prepare for future challenges. Caring for the self, caring for the others, and caring for the larger systems – these are the three dimensions of an educational process engaging every student as an individual giver and receiver. Zlatarski International School is proud to share the values of the IB community and to spread the word that newer and bigger opportunities are opened for the IB learners in a dynamic and complex social environment.