Lighthouse Blog: Magellan in Action!
As an IB school, our entire community is committed to lifelong learning. Whether it’s a special project or performance in a classroom, an educational seminar for parents or an in-depth training for our faculty and staff, the Magellan community is a reflection of the international baccalaureate attributes. We believe that an MIS education is a lighthouse to our entire community, providing continuous or intermittent signals to guide every “Navigator.”
Explore what’s happening at Magellan now, and join us in our community-wide quest to be global citizens and learners throughout our lifetimes.
Austin, TX – June 5, 2018 – The Magellan International School, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Central Austin, has announced that Scott Hibbard, will become its new Head of School on August 1, 2018. Hibbard has over 25 years of...read more
Transdisciplinary learning is the exploration of a relevant concept, issue or problem that integrates the perspectives of multiple disciplines in order to connect new knowledge and deeper understanding to real life experiences.read more
Patrick Benfield, Innovation Director at The Magellan International School, co-presented during the 2018 SXSW Edu conferenceread more
Because of my involvement in Magellan, friends are always pointing out useful resources and articles about education. A friend pointed me to this article about how Jeff Bezos teaches his children math — using a method made popular in China and Singapore: It seems he...read more
Joshua Krisch of Fatherly recently published a Q&A with researcher Deborah Eyre on the subject of raising smart kids — and it is a fascinating read. The first response that jumps off the page and resonates with me is this one: What we know is that intelligence isn’t...read more
Think Bilingual Austin previously posted keynote excerpts from their Bilingual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) event in 2016. In fact, the power point she used can also be found on the Think Bilingual...read more
I worry about how to continue this amazing education for my children. How will I continue to give them the very best education they need to fulfill their life goals?read more
by Angela Pack Zia, Executive Director of Think Bilingual Austin Multilingual education that promotes additive language and literacy skills is more important today than ever before. Yet, in my line of work, I often hear a number of excuses that are repeatedly given as...read more
“…helping our children learn the key entrepreneurial trait of risk-taking, and opening a world full of problems to solve.”read more
by Mercedes de Miranda Inquiry questions, open questions, creative questions, closed questions, leading questions. We were questioning “questioning” at our family dinner table a few weeks ago. Sabrina, our 8th grade daughter, was telling us that she had been working...read more