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Category 1 Workshop

The overall purpose of workshops in this category is to provide professional development and assistance for schools that have decided to apply for IB authorization. They are equally relevant for educators who are new to a school with an existing IB programme and those interested in joining an IB school.

Goal A1: Provide an introduction of IB to educators new to the programme

Objective A1.1: Participants will gain an understanding of the basic philosophy and curricular model of the programme.

To this end, the following will be elaborated:

  • Mission statement
  • Learner profile
  • Curriculum documents
  • Assessment in IB programmes

Objective A1.2: Participants will gain an understanding of programme standards and practices. The standards and practices will be introduced and discussed appropriate to the participants’ role (e.g. teacher, administrator, head of school, etc.)

Objective A1.3: Participants will gain an understanding of the appropriate programme framework, fully discussing the elements of the following:

  • PYP Framework
  • MYP Octagon
  • DP Hexagon

Goal A2: Prepare educators to successfully implement the IB programme

Objective A2.1: Participants will gain an understanding of the application authorization and implementation processes. In particular, the following will be presented:

  • Timeline of the application process (including deadlines)
  • Professional development requirements
  • Structure of the site visit
  • Role of the consultant
  • Applications A and B

Category 2 Workshop

The overall purpose of workshops in this category is to provide a forum for experienced IB educators, focusing on programme delivery. There is an emphasis on assessment, teaching and learning methodologies, and exploring best practice in the classroom.

Goal A3: Enhance the understanding of the IB philosophy and programme model

Objective A3.1: Participants will make connections between the programme framework and practice

Objective A3.2: Participants will enhance their understanding of the role of assessment in IB programmes

Objective A3.3: Participants will discuss and analyze standards and practices appropriate to their role

Goal A4: Improve the quality of programme delivery

Objective A4.1: Participants will engage in discussion and activities aimed at sharing pedagogical techniques such as:

  • Best practice in the classroom
  • Teaching and learning methodologies
  • Finding, sharing, developing and using resources

Category 3 Workshop

The overall purpose of workshops in this category is to provide a forum for experienced educators to build on and enhance their professional development portfolios. Participants will engage in-depth investigation into specific areas of interest and expertise.

Goal A5: Provide a forum for exploring educational ideas and areas of interest

Objective A5.1: Participants will engage in detailed discussion around topics such as:

  • Learning theory
  • Pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Other scholarly interests

Goal A6: Provide opportunities for investigation into specific areas of expertise

Objective A6.1: Participants will engage in detailed discussion around topics such as:

  • Subject specific seminars (i.e. changes to the IB curriculum)
  • Subject specific content
  • Administrative leadership
  • Pedagogical leadership

 

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