How does Pamoja Taught work?
Students use our online platform to access content at any time, and interact with Pamoja teachers and other students from around the world via live lessons, messaging, discussion forums and journals.
Student engagement, activities and submission of assignments are tracked by Pamoja teachers to provide support at the point it is needed.
Schools designate a member of staff to be our first point of contact to keep track of student progress, and provide face-to-face support if needed.
Students benefit from one-to-one contact with experienced IB teachers who are trained in digital learning strategies. A trained Site-based Coordinator at the students’ school regularly monitors student progress and provides additional face-to-face support.
This video will guide you through how IB Diploma Programme students use the Pamoja Taught learning platform on a day-to-day basis throughout the duration of their two-year courses. You will discover how our online tools enable learners to collaborate with their teachers and classmates both synchronously and asynchronously, how to make the best use of our IB-authorised course content and resources, and where to access our global support network.
What your child will get
- Wider range of subjects to choose from
- High quality courses taught by experienced IB teachers
- Unique opportunity to study with classmates around the world
- Flexibility to fit the online course around their other commitments
How your child will benefit
- Gain practical experience of collaborative tools and digital technologies
- Develop essential skills for success at university, work and life
- Become an independent, self-directed learner
- Strengthen intercultural awareness
Meeting IB standards
Pamoja Taught courses are written by subject matter experts and authorised by the International Baccalaureate. They cover the same course content and prepare students for the same assessments as traditional face-to-face IB DP courses. You can be confident that courses meet IB standards and learning outcomes, as well as being fit for purpose for an online environment.
Flexible learning and face-to-face support: the Pamoja Taught experience
We met with Pamoja student and Global Student Council member Kaymin (Kay) and his father, Wayne Burnett, in Singapore in March 2018. Kay shared his experience of taking two Pamoja Taught courses; he explained how he benefits from the flexibility of learning online and enjoys the intercultural classroom environment.
Wayne told us that he has no worries about his son being taught online, as the Site-based Coordinator in school monitors Kay’s progress and gives him any face-to-face support he might need to ensure a successful learning experience.
Frequently asked questions
We put together our answers to questions that are frequently asked by parents, so you can get as much information as you need about online learning.
I had confidence in Pamoja because they have a representative at the school who provides support. It’s not just an online course - there is someone from the teaching staff at the school who is also checking in with him, making sure that things are going well, that he’s doing his work and that it’s a successful experience for him.
Wayne Martin-Burnett, father of Pamoja student Kaymin
Amy’s marks have improved significantly from where she began to where she is now, and we’re all really pleased. Before she started she really didn’t like French. She had this idea that she was absolutely useless - she couldn’t speak properly, couldn’t pronounce the words properly, she would never be able to do this. I don’t know how Pamoja did it, but she is now considering Eastern Europe as a place to study, and French would then be her language that she’d carry on studying alongside medicine. She’s willing to go for it and learn more French - it’s boosted her confidence, she doesn’t stress about the pronunciation and the vocabulary anymore.
Sandy Trull, mother of Pamoja student Amy
My daughter is currently taking Mandarin with Pamoja because we lived in China and Malaysia where she had very close contact with the language and grew up speaking, reading and writing it, so Mandarin was one of the courses she would definitely take. When we got to Cairo the school didn’t offer it, and so we immediately considered signing up for Pamoja. It was a no brainer and an easy process - she is doing very well.
Alexander Trespach Nenes, School Principal at Narmer American College in Cairo, Egypt and father of Pamoja student Lia