George Lucas Educational Foundation

Monica Balen

Wildwood IB Coordinator for Primary and Middle Year Programs

I was born in Colombia, South America, and recently visited there to observe innovations in schools and classrooms and see long-missed family. I am an artist and a techno-phile. I have significant experience in standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Cultivating relevance and rigor are core to how I support teachers in their development and implementation of units of inquiry.

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    • Inquiry-Based Learning

      International Baccalaureate: Identifying and Encouraging Genius

      The IB's Primary and Middle Years Programs let students pursue their interests and develop their collaborative, thinking, and problem-solving skills within a rigorous academic framework.