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2013/14

September 2013

AIBWSI was constituted by 13 international schools in Italy after a license and cooperation agreement was signed with the International Baccalaureate Organization

October 2013

Best practice committees formed according to IB programmes offered by members (PYP, MYP, DP)

March 2014

IB AEM Regional Conference Committee is created

2014/15

September
2014

AIBWSI grows to 17 member schools; AIBWSI IB AEM Regional Conference confirmed at the AGM hosted at the International School of Bologna

October 2014

IB AEM Regional Conference is held in Rome, one of the most successful IB regional conferences to date

January 2015

Heads of AIBWSI schools meet for the first time to develop a 'lobbying strategy' for the Association, held at Rome International School

March 2015


MYP Coordinators meeting at the International School of Como sees involvement of Coordinators from Swiss international schools

March 2015

Following a new Italian law (Article 30 Misure per la sostenibilità delle Scuole paritarie ) regarding the recognition of schools, AIBWSI reached out to national and local authorities and political parties to promote awareness of the IB; of the common issues facing IB Schools and the work of the Association in Italy


2015/16

September 2015

Board elections take place at AGM hosted at the International School of Bologna

January 2016

Guest speaker at the AIBWSI Heads Strategy Meeting takes the group on an in-depth journey of Industry 4.0 at the Palazzo Ducale, Genova

March

2016

Inaugural edition of the AIBWSI University summit hosted by the International School of Turin - more than 300 IB students and college counsellors from AIBWSI member schools under one roof with University Admissions Officers; the first event of its kind in Italy

April

2016

First meeting for IB CAS Coordinators organised, hosted by St. Stephen's School in Rome

2016/17

September

2016

'The IB in Italy' - for the first time a complete legal framework is available for IB schools operating in Italy, presented at the AGM hosted by the International School of Genoa

November 2016

Best practice workshops continue with coordinators of the PYP, MYP and DP programmes coming together for a workshop hosted by the International School of Como


January 2017

Heads of schools share insights of New Approaches to Learning, with thought leading expert, Mr. Eric Lauzon, at Ambrit International School Rome

March 2017

PYP committee organises a meeting for PYP teachers of Italian language at Rome International School

2017/18

September
2017

AIBWSI membership grows to 27 member schools; AGM hosted by the International School of Genoa includes an outline of the IB's new development plan for Associations of IB Schools

October
2017

The second edition of the AIBWSI University Summit hosted by St. Stephen's School in Rome features Russel Group, Ivy League and other prestigious international and national universities

January
2018

The new AIBWSI website and alumni network for AIBWSI students launched; first meeting for administrative functions hosted by the International School of Bologna

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