Workshop categories and types
International Baccalaureate® (IB) has three categories of workshop:
- Category 1, which focus on IB philosophy and implementation
- Category 2, which focus on delivery of the four IB programmes of education
- Category 3, for educators to build on and enhance their professional development portfolios
Depending on your circumstances and experience, you will need workshops in a particular category.
Our workshops can be delivered in a number of ways, including face-to-face and online, both in-school or at district workshops, cluster workshops and regional conferences.
Find a workshop in your area.
Which workshops should I choose?
Choose Category 1 if you are new to the IB or if your situation is similar to any of the following:
- You are new to the faculty of a longstanding IB World School and have not taught in an IB programme previously
- You are aware of the IB philosophy and programme structure but are not experienced in teaching or administrating the IB
- You are familiar with the IB subject guide (including assessment procedures and moderation) and would like greater confidence before teaching a course
- You have inherited a course and would like to review the subject content before teaching it to suit your own style and expertise
Choose Category 2 workshops to develop your expertise in delivering an IB programme. You will have an opportunity to:
- make connections between programme frameworks and classroom practice
- enhance your understanding of assessment in IB programmes
- discuss and analyse standards and practices
Choose Category 3 workshops to go more deeply into areas you enjoy and to strengthen your understanding and mastery of a particular subject.
Note: teachers and other school leaders who do not teach in an IB school but wish to sample IB learning may choose to participate in Category 3 workshops.