Workshop

Cultivating learning-focused IB World Schools (Leadership)

Programme:  All
Language:  English
Level:  Cat 3

Governance: Introduction to the IB for school owners and board members (Leadership

(2 Days: 22-23 Mar 2018)

This workshop introduces the philosophy of the IB to owners and members of governing boards. It focuses on standards A (philosophy) and B (leadership and resources) to assist these groups in understanding their responsibility and contribution to the successful implementation of IB programmes. Participants will have an overview of the processes of authorization and evaluation and an opportunity to look at their school through the eyes of an IB visitor.

NOTE: This workshop is only available as a face to face event.

Leading with a clear vision and strategy (Leadership)

Research shows that a school with has a strong vision and mission has a very much higher chance of having high student achievement as well. The objectives of this workshop are to introduce and clarify the value and strength of a good vision and mission, and to enable you to develop a strategic plan to create, implement, review and make sustainable, an excellent vision and mission for your school context. It is important that your vision and mission imbue the philosophy and values of the IB and provide the best structure for the full implementation of the IB programmes.

Cultivating learning-focused IB World Schools (Leadership)

In this workshop, you will apply a number of leadership capabilities to build learning focused IB World Schools. You will do this through engaging in snapshots of practice in a range of contexts and applying these to your own. You will explore the challenges of leading IB World Schools and preparing students to live in the 21st century. In addition, you will refine your capacity to play the leading role in guiding a school through IB Authorization and beyond; develop appreciation for the IB mission statement, philosophy and pedagogy; and determine what success can and does mean for your school and its stakeholders.

Understanding leadership

Leadership is a social construct, positioned in time and place and influenced by personality. This workshop aims to expose, test, and critique the assumptions upon which each participant’s own style, definition and understanding of leadership are based. Leadership theory and current research will form the basis for discussion with case studies and the participants’ own experiences being used to explore leadership, cross-cultural investigations and the impact of culture on leadership styles and practices. There will be an emphasis on the complex, contextual and holistic nature of leadership, and participants will build deeper understandings of how to adapt their leadership style in different contexts.

The workshop will include an introduction to the capabilities and intelligences, core themes and leadership processes that are considered to be most supportive of effective leadership in a range of IB contexts. In line with IB philosophy, participants will be encouraged to develop an investigative mindset, become more inquiry- based and reflective practitioners while modeling life-long learning. Action research will be introduced, helping candidates identify major issues that leaders may face, while planning possible responses that reflect an awareness of local context. Participants will develop and articulate a deeper understanding of their own philosophy, and draft a personal philosophy statement that can then be evaluated as to relevance and effectiveness with reference to daily practice in IB World Schools, through using a reflective journal or blog.

NOTE: This workshop is only available as a face to face event.

 

Workshops

Workshop name Programme Language Level
Administrators DP English Cat 1
Administrators DP English Cat 2
An introduction to the IB programme standards for administrators new to the PYP PYP English Cat 1
An introduction to the IB programme standards for administrators new to the PYP for the early years PYP English Cat 1
Coordination DP English Cat 1
Coordination DP English Cat 2
Counselling DP English Cat 1+2
Cultivating learning-focused IB World Schools (Leadership) All English Cat 3
Governance: Introduction to the IB for school owners and board members (Leadership) (2 Days: 22-23 Mar 2018) All English Cat 3
Heads of School/IB coordinators: Implementing the MYP curriculum MYP English Cat 1
Leading with a clear vision and strategy (Leadership) All English Cat 3
MYP Heads of school/Coordinators: Delivering the MYP curriculum MYP English Cat 2
Pedagogical leadership PYP English Cat 2
The role of the coordinator PYP English Cat 3
Understanding leadership All English Cat 3