Conference Outline

The second International Online Conference “Children for a Better World: International Mindedness

Hosted by Integration XXI Century International School, Moscow, Russia

Conference Dates: 12.02.2021 — 13.02.2021


The second International Conference of research works of students studying under the IB DP/MYP/PYP programs is held by Integration XXI Century»

The Conference is aimed at increasing the role and significance of research activities of students, spreading the positive experience of schools working under the IB Continuum program, where the educational process is focused on educating comprehensively developed, highly moral residents of the planet who respond to complex tasks with optimism, are confident in themselves, make highly moral decisions, share the idea of community of people around the world and are ready to apply their knowledge in practice in difficult and unpredictable situations.


The Conference Aims to Promote:

* develop a clear understanding of international mindedness in IB schools.

* share ideas and innovations with schools across the globe to increase awareness of international mindedness and global-thinking.

* development of the student, encouraging him to form healthy relationships, ethical responsibility;

* recognise personal potential, academic and personal success;

* share effective teaching and communication methods in the IB programs that help students form views on universal values

* awareness of World cultures, traditions, everyday life, beliefs and way of life; deepening and expanding knowledge of languages and understanding of cultures

* promoting closer relations between IB schools that lead to future community work.


Conference Participants

The Conference is open to students from 6 to 18 years of age who are studying in educational institutions that implement one or more of the international baccalaureate Primary/Middle Years/Diploma Programmes.


Conference Agenda

The Conference is held according to the following program:

Session 1.  One of the keys to Develop International Mindedness in Students is a ‘Real World’ Pedagogy.

For learners aged 6-18

Speakers: Peter Fidzuk, Senior Development and Recognition Manager UK and Ireland; Vedrana Pavletic, Senior Development and Recognition Manager Europe, Africa and Middle East

Conducted by students IB PYP/MYP/DP programs.

Maximum presentation time: 10 Minutes


Session 2International mindedness: The importance of developing intercultural competencies in today’s world

Speaker: Chris Wright, Director or Education, Woodard Schools UK, Senior IB Educator

For learners aged 6-18

Conducted by students IB PYP/MYP/DP programs.

Maximum presentation time: 10 Minutes


Session 3.  Creating Positive Learning Environments to Enhance Student Performance.

For learners aged 6-18

Speakers: James Nevin, IBEN Member, IB Coordinator

Conducted by students IB PYP/MYP/DP programs.

Maximum presentation time: 10 Minutes


Session 4.  The Importance of Community Service, Service as Action and CAS in an IB Education.

For learners aged 6-18

Speakers: Crimson Education Representative

Conducted by students IB PYP/MYP/DP programs.

Maximum presentation time: 10 Minutes


For detailed information about sessions and topics, please see the conference agenda at www.integration21.ru



Participation of Schools and Individuals

All schools and participants will receive a certificate of participation which will be awarded by Integration 21 Century International School.

Please note the language of instruction/presentations is English.

Suggested presentation formats: essay, role-play, TED talk, TOK presentation/exhibition, community/personal project, CAS experience, dance, musical compositions, poems, Google format, live, pre-recorded.

If you would like to pre-record the format, please send this to mekhtieva@integration21.ru by 5 February 2021.

The conference will be via Zoom and the Zoom ID login details will be sent one week before the conference.

Participation in the conference is free of charge.



Registration deadline: February, 5th.

To register for the Conference please send an email confirmation to school@integration21.ru

Integration 21 Century will reply to your email confirmation with the next steps.

For the agenda and conference provision, please visit www.integration21.ru

For more information on sessions and participation, please feel free to contact the school coordinators:

DP sections: Nigiar Mekhtieva     mekhtieva@integration21.ru

MYP sections: James Nevin     j.nevin@integration21.ru

PYP sections: Kristina Moavad     k.moavad@integration21.ru


Download Conference Agenda