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CROSS PROGRAMME CATEGORY 3 WORKSHOP DESCRIPTORS

 

Diploma / MYP category 3 workshops

 

Vertical Articulation for Humanities: Backward mapping the DP/MYP Curriculum Grades 9 -12

This workshop is designed for humanities vertical teams from high schools with the MYP and Diploma Programmes. The goal of the workshop is to facilitate the articulation between the programmes in order to increase student participation and success in the DP. The workshop will draw on the Backward Curriculum Map teacher support materials as a guide for teachers to plan their own local curriculum. The maps include an example of a progression of skills for grades 9-12, assessment and scaffolding ideas, and sample MYP units and course outlines. Schools are encouraged to send a team consisting of least one MYP and one DP teacher.

 

Vertical Articulation for Math: Backward mapping the DP/MYP Curriculum Grades 9 -12

This workshop is designed for math vertical teams from high schools with the MYP and Diploma Programmes. The goal of the workshop is to facilitate the articulation between the programmes in order to increase student participation and success in the DP. The workshop will draw on the Backward Curriculum Map teacher support materials as a guide for teachers to plan their own local curriculum. The maps include an example of a progression of skills for grades 9-12, assessment and scaffolding ideas, and sample MYP units and course outlines. Schools are encouraged to send a team consisting of least one MYP and one DP teacher.

 

Special Education Needs in the IB

This workshop is designed for teachers of students with special needs in the Middle Years and/or Diploma Programme. All workshops are facilitated by trained workshop leaders experienced in IB Diploma Programme teaching.

During the workshop there will be:

  • opportunity to develop an understanding of how to use the Areas of Interaction with students with special needs.
  • discussions about using and developing appropriate rubrics to assess students with special needs.
  • opportunity to consider differentiation of objectives, design and assessment for students with special needs.
  • review of unit/lesson/interdisciplinary planning for students with special needs.
  • discussion about ways of supporting subject teachers provide greater access to the IB programmes.

At the end of this workshop it is anticipated that participants will better understand their role as special educators in the IB prorgammes. They will be able to assist their students to successfully access the IB Programmes, knowing how their students can be supported by special accommodations and modifications to reach established individual goals.

 

Model United Nations (MUN) Bridging the DP and MYP

This workshop is intended for experienced IB practitioners, ideally working as part of a continuum of the MYP and the DP. The Model United Nations (MUN) experience is one that remains with students well beyond school, and it is truly linked to the IB Learner Profile and, therefore, offers a real opportunity to bridge the IB’s two programmes. The MUN provides an ideal opportunity to develop knowledge, concepts and skills through the MYP and DP continuum and provides a natural environment for students in the two programmes to interact. By its very nature, the MUN experience addresses all elements of the Learner Profile and allows students to experience success and a real-world scenario in which to demonstrate their learning in a practical way. The workshop will enable teachers to draw on existing skills and practices, guiding them in the development of a MUN programme through the MYP and DP programmes.

 

Diploma / MYP / PYP category 3 workshops

 

Programme Evaluation

This workshop is designed for school heads, programme coordinators, and governing board members of authorized IB World Schools for all 3 programmes approaching their regular IB programme evaluation and self-study. Participants will gain an understanding of the standards & the practices and will be able to identify methods of data collection for each standard and evaluate this data to measure whether or not the standard has been met. Discussions will include ways in which practices can be modified to help schools meet the standards. Schools about to go through their programme evaluation, or wishing to find out more information, would benefit from this workshop.

Leadership for School Improvement

This workshop is designed to provide school leaders with a deeper understanding of the relationship between leadership strategies and school improvement goals, and provide Administrators with an opportunity to engage in planning activities – that is, planning for leadership in practice.  The workshop explores the current research into effective school leadership practices, the effective school literature, the role of data in school improvement, designing and planning effective professional learning for building teacher capacity, and strategies to develop an effective teacher development/appraisal program.

 

IB Librarian's Continuum Workshop:  Inquiry and the librarian across the three IB programmes

‘This participatory workshop for all IB librarians will examine common IB programme standards and practices. The workshop will offer a forum for dialogue between the librarians in the three programmes to ensure continuity of teaching and learning for the students as they progress through the PYP, MYP and DP. In addition, all librarians will be well informed about the general subject of the workshop which is “Inquiry.” There will also be an opportunity to contribute to library guidelines to be shared via the IB OCC. It is recommended that each librarian attending be accompanied by either their Programme Coordinator and/or by a member of the school leadership team, so that these school educators will be able to better understand the pedagogical and collaborative role of the librarian.’