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.

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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 a 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 (27 June 2024)
  • 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. Note: enrollment for the Action Research Program is now closed.

Do you have any questions about the program? Please refer to the FAQ information sheet.

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 per learning hub (6 total)

What are learning hubs?

Learning hubs are open, collaborative virtual spaces dedicated to enhancing knowledge and practices related to wellbeing in the school context. They encourage collective growth by bringing together enthusiastic participants to explore and elevate their understanding and practices of wellbeing in school. Learning hubs allow participants to co-create a dynamic school wellbeing community. Participants can share practices, connect, and shape thought leadership opportunities to benefit your school community and contribute to global understanding of school wellbeing. Learning hub events will take place over the course of 2024 and 2025.

What to expect

December 2023: Research Lead receives a learning hubs intake form

  • The intake form gathers information about your school’s interests, expertise, and current capacity to join our wellbeing community of practice. Through this form, your school will share specific areas of interest related to school wellbeing. This information will help us identify particular topics of interest for organizing meaningful learning hubs for your school.

March 2024: Learning hub sign-up form

  • Your school will receive an invitation to sign up for a learning hub based on your school's interest in the topic and in participating in the community of practice. 

19 April 2024: Inaugural learning hub (virtual) 

  • Please note that to ensure the diversity of participants in this inaugural community event, a maximum of two representatives per school can participate.

June 2024: Wellbeing in schools virtual conference 

  • In this event, you will learn more about opportunities to engage in learning hubs on wellbeing in the future

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 for each participating school: Completing the submission form should take between 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

What is the HundrED Spotlight on Wellbeing in Schools? 

HundrED Spotlights are focused research projects, which select education innovations within a specific region or theme, created in partnership with external foundations and organizations. 

Through this Spotlight on Wellbeing in Schools, HundrED aims to identify 10-15 impactful and scalable education innovations. Impact and scale will be reviewed based on the evidence provided by the innovators and by using the HundrED review process.

Being part of a HundrED Spotlight gives visibility to selected innovations and allows partners to build their knowledge of innovations, make authentic connections with other education stakeholders, and help education change for the better.

What to expect 

February 2024: Submission period opens

  • Innovators are invited to create innovation pages on the Hundred.org website. Through the innovation page, innovators share the goals and outcomes of their innovation, including descriptors of how and for whom it works, its impact, and its scalability.
  • Education specialists with a strong interest or expertise in wellbeing are invited to apply for the Advisory Board throughout the submission period.

April 2024: Global round table webinar

  • Join HundrED and global experts in wellbeing for a global webinar, discussing wellbeing in schools. 

May 2024: Close of submission period and deadline for joining the Advisory Board 

  • HundrED conducts an internal review and shortlisting of submitted innovations. Shortlisted innovators may need to answer further questions or update their pages.

August – September 2024: Advisory Board review and final selection period

  • Selected innovators should expect to hear from HundrED by late September.
  • Advisory Board members will consider 10-20 innovations each, with each review requiring 15-30 minutes.

January 2025: HundrED Spotlight report launch and final webinar

  • Join a celebration of the 10-15 best innovations identified through the Spotlight on Wellbeing in Schools initiative
  • HundrED’s findings will be discussed by a keynote speaker, the selected innovators, and our partners from the IB, Oxford, Harvard, and RSI. The report will be free to download.

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


Wellbeing measurement pilot

Time commitment per staff member: 10 hours over 6 months

Requirement: Students must be 11+ years. 

What is the Oxford Wellbeing measurement pilot?

This component has been designed to explore wellbeing data collection in schools. Schools will be given the guidance to collect data with their pupils and give feedback about the process. This component involves watching an introductory video, receiving information about wellbeing in schools (via a PDF and video), collecting data with at least one group of students in your school, and completing a feedback questionnaire about the process.  

What to expect

30 November 2023: Enrollment closes for this project component

December 2023: Initial contact

  • An email will be distributed to Research Leads, giving more information about the study with an introductory video. Teachers will be asked to complete a mini questionnaire (max 10 minutes) about their school and processing their wellbeing data.

January 2024: Research Leads receive toolkit document

  • Research Leads will be sent a toolkit document (PDF and video) that gives a detailed guide of how to measure wellbeing in schools. The toolkit includes all information and paperwork for data collection in schools, with guidance on topics like ethics, inclusion, consent, working with anonymous data, and parental/student opt-out. While the document should cover all questions that teachers may have, there will also be a link distributed to ask any remaining questions.

February 2024: Schools complete student questionnaires

  • Schools will be given a three-week window to complete student questionnaires (which should take pupils under 40 minutes to complete). Schools will be emailed a link in their chosen language (English, French, or Spanish) that can be used for all pupils to complete the questionnaire and will be given a guidance video on how to conduct the data collection. Full details of how to run these data collection sessions will be given in the toolkit. While schools can complete the data collection with one class only, full year groups or whole-school data collection is recommended. For data protection reasons, responses will be anonymous and only identifiable at the school level to the Oxford research team.

March 2024: Teacher feedback questionnaire

  • Schools will be sent a link to distribute to teachers who completed the data collection with their pupils (in English, French, or Spanish). Teachers will have 3 weeks to complete the anonymous questionnaire (which takes around 30 minutes) to offer feedback about the process.

July 2024: Optional data file of student responses

  • Schools will be given the option to receive their data file back with student wellbeing responses. These will be processed and returned by July 2024.

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


Have questions about this project? Please contact wellbeing.inschools@ibo.org.