20 years of experience on IB DP and MYP, used to be IB DP examiner, trainer, document reviewer and authorized interviewer. Her students made to all the world top universities, such as the US Ivy League schools, Oxford, and Cambridge etc. Now the brilliant scholar and education is ready to begin her new adventure as the Chinese Principal of BIBS Shunyi Campus.
Today, let me meet Mrs. Susan Wu and learn about her education career and ideal, and how she plans to join us in making BIBS the best Chinese international school.
It was a summer rainy day when we interviewed our new Chinese Principal Mrs. Wu in the BIBS Shunyi Campus.
Started in 2002, 19 years of experience on IB MYP and DP teaching. Whilst overseeing teaching and school management, Mrs. Wu also worked repeatedly as an IB trainer and authorized interviewer on the DP teaching leadership, DP manager and DP coordinator training sessions in the Asia-Pacific region. Besides participating in the authorized interview, supervision, and assessment process of IB schools in Indonesia, Philippines and China, Mrs. Wu was also invited to the certification process of several newly established IB international schools.
Mrs. Wu said nowadays more and more international educators have realized the value and power of IB education, which compares to AP and A-level program, focuses more on the national culture identity, and empowers the students with the happiness built on strong cultural roots. Mrs. Wu pointed out that international education should not be purely western but a developing model that integrates both languages and both cultures. And this, is why Mrs. Wu decided to become a BIBSer.
The experience from DP teaching has taught Mrs. Wu that high scores mean good enrollment, and good class makes quality teaching. In the classes Mrs. Wu’s previous taught, her graduates’ scores were exceedingly higher than world average level. Being an IB examiner, Mrs. Wu has a unique understand on how to teach her students to write chemistry research paper in English. She wrote recommendation letters and instructed on the essays for her students’ applications, and helped them get into world top universities like Oxford, Cambridge, and Cornel.
Mrs. Wu also pushed for the establishment of school curriculum and class program, and the set-up of K-12 international curriculum chart with the support of the Rubicon Atlas and Managebac systems. Additionally, Mrs. Wu participated in the Ministry of Education Fundamental Education Curriculum Reform Zone project, organized IB Teaching Efficiency Open Class, and lead the teacher’s delegation to the events held by education authorities, such as continued education, research project application, academic competition, and teacher’s awarding etc.
Besides the Chinese Principal of our Shunyi campus, Mrs. Wu is also the Director of Curriculum Development and Director of Teacher’s Training of the Beanstalk International Education Group. Mrs. Wu said, in today’s challenging yet diversified international education environment, it is an honor to join the BIBS and work with this outstanding, professional, and high-quality team of education experts on curriculum design, teaching practice, and bilingual education development, and most importantly, take on the responsibility of BIBS academic model and teaching quality.
Mrs. Wu looks forward to working with managers and teachers from every BIBS campus on the following topics:
Strengthening Math and Science fundamentals.Increase discipline construction on Math, Physics and Chemistry at MYP and DP stage, and improve students’ math and interdisciplinary application abilities. Strengthen fundamentals, especially the MYP basic subjects so the students are ready for rapid development in DP. Form up a team of high-quality Chinese and foreign teachers, improve teaching integration and joint preparation. Increase the number of accomplished Chinese teacher, especially from returned scholars.
Enhance native language level during G1-G9.Research indicate that native language is not only the basic installation of thinking development, but also the guarantee of future happiness. In the last 2 years’ IBDP examinations, BIBS students did very well in Chinese Language and Literature, 35% DP graduates scored full mark! Such high Chinese scores are rarely seen among all IB international schools. We will consolidate our existing superiority, and further promote our students’ language application skills by introducing leveled reading system, debate competitions, speeches, creative writing events exhibitions etc.
Personalized teaching tailored to each student’s needs.For top students we will continue to push our 3- year plan on ‘Oxford, Cambridge, Ivy League’ project and participate in more international academic competitions, and precisely promote their academic background, improve academic competition and IELTS/TOEFL results. For students with lower exam skills, we will provide subject tutoring and enhance their English level.
Welcome Mrs. Susan Wu, and we look forward to a better BIBS with her 20 years of international education experience.