Get involved

We envision this project as a journey with multiple phases and possible levels of engagement, depending on your school’s interest, availability and particular context. Both IB World Schools and non-IB schools are eligible to participate in the project. Participating schools may serve children from the ages of 3 to 19 (early years, primary and secondary school students). Learn more about ways to engage below.



Learn with us

Introductory webinar (required)

Time commitment: 1 hour (plus optional 30-minute Q&A)

In this webinar below, the IB and partner organizations discuss the project as a whole and describe the various options for participation. This webinar is required for all levels of engagement, to provide an understanding to interested participants about what to expect in the program. We ask all interested participants before enrolling to watch this full webinar which includes a 30-minute Q&A session about the project. However, if you prefer to watch shorter videos instead that describe the various project components individually, you can do so in the sections further down on this page.


View slides from the webinar (PDF, 5.9 MB)

Read frequently asked questions about the project (PDF, 371 KB)

Higher level of engagement: Wellbeing in Schools Action Research Program (Phase 1)

RSI action research transparent Eng.pngTime commitment: 2 hours minimum per month plus 1-day virtual conference

Requirements: One research lead and at least two other team members to participate from each school. English proficiency is necessary for participation and schools must follow the roughly September to June academic school year. Schools must be able to participate in one of the four program cohorts (based on time zone).

Key elements: 

  • Attend monthly action research workshops and participate in action research program within your school (September 23 - May 24)
  • Attend virtual conference (June 24)
  • Complete optional micro-credentials

The online program will launch in September 2023 with subsequent monthly sessions through May 2024, culminating in a virtual conference in June 2024. The research team will lead schools through the process of conducting a collaborative action research project to support student wellbeing. Workshop topics will include research-based practices that promote student wellbeing, survey design, data collection, data analysis, and sharing findings. The action research program will also be accompanied by optional micro-credentials offered by the IB on topics related to wellbeing.

In this short video below, you will receive an overview of what you can expect from the action research program.

This phase is the first in a three-part series. Phases 2 and 3 will take place in 2024 and 2025 respectively.

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Intermediate level of engagement: Learning hubs

Time commitment: 1 hour each (6 total)

These one-hour learning hub events will provide schools around the world with the opportunity to connect and share wellbeing practices. The IB plans to organize 1-2 events per year from 2023 to 2025. Communications regarding the topic of each learning hub will be sent in advance.

In this short video below, you will receive an overview of what you can expect from the learning hubs.

Flexible engagement

Any flexible engagement can be selected ad hoc or added individually to either of the above levels of engagement.

Wellbeing innovation submission

Time commitment: 30-60 minutes (additional time if selected)

Complete a form to submit a wellbeing innovation from your school for consideration as a future “spotlight” innovation.

Please watch this short video below if you are interested in learning more about the innovation submission.

Wellbeing measurement pilot

Time commitment: 2-4 hours

Requirement: Students must be 11+ years. Ability to implement the student wellbeing questionnaire in at least one classroom in your school.

Attend a training on how to use the wellbeing measurement, conduct the measurement (questionnaire) with students in your school, and reflect on the results.

This short video below explains the wellbeing measurement pilot component of the project.

Virtual conference

Time commitment: 1 day

In this one-day conference, schools that participated in the action research program will share their findings with the broader education community. English, French and Spanish-speaking individuals or schools may participate.

Project enrolment

This project aims to support a whole school/organization approach and, therefore, the enrolment form will be completed under the name of your school/organization. In the form, you will be asked to add the names and contact emails of the team members interested in representing your school/organization in this project. The form will also ask for a ‘Research Lead’ to be the main point of contact for this project in your school/organization. 

For all project components combined, there is no maximum number of staff members from your school/organization that can participate. However, for the Action Research Program component, a minimum of 3 participants are required (Research Lead plus 2 additional participants), with a maximum of 20 participants.

Before starting this form, make sure you have on hand:

  • A designated Research Lead
  • The number of people from your school/organization that will be enrolled in the project.
  • The names and contact emails of all project participants in your school/organization. If there are more than 20 participants across project components, please prepare an Excel file to be uploaded in the enrolment form. The Excel file should include the following columns: first name, last name, email address, and role.
    • Please select roles from the following list: Administrator, Consultant, Head of Department, Head of School/Principal/Head Teacher/Director, Librarian, Programme Coordinator, School Counsellor, School Nurse, Subject Coordinator, Teacher.
  • Reminder: For the Action Research Program the range of participants should be between 3 and 20.

By completing this form, you will be formally signing up as a school/organization to participate in specific activities for the Wellbeing in Schools Project.


The full project enrolment form will be open until September 10, 2023. Following this date, registration to participate in the Action Research Program will close, but all other engagement options will remain open until the activity is about to begin.

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