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Category 1,2 and 3 PYP, MYP and DP Workshops in Hong Kong

Location: West Island School, Hong Kong
Date: 29 September 2012 — 1 October 2012
Registration Date: 1 April 2012 — 15 September 2012
Workshops: DP Category 2: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, DP Category 3: ITGS:Incorporating Web 2.0, Developing Thinking and Writing Skills for External Assessment, Managing the Project, Chemistry: The role of practical work, inquiry and experiential learning, MYP Category 2: Coordinators, Technology, Physical Education, Humanities (New Curriculum), Language B (New Curriculum), Language A, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Performing Arts (Music), MYP Category 3: Validating the 3 Year MYP- CXL, PYP Category 3: Sustainability as international mindedness, Concept Based Learning, Action, The Role of PE, Learning Environment and Inquiry and Transdisciplinary Learning.
Language: English.


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Choosing the right workshop

To help you select the workshop that is right for your needs, descriptions of the various workshops are available.


Descriptions for Physics: Promoting the Use of ICT:

This workshop is designed for teachers who are already familiar with the structure and assessment of the course and who have completed Category 1 and wish to explore the role that ICT can play in teaching, learning and school-based  assessment in the IB Physics curriculum. Participants will:

discuss the importance of ICT as a tool in

practical work

investigate the ways of scaffolding

knowledge required for students to design

their own experiments using ICT

focus on the design of experiments using ICT

suitable for IB internal assessment

role play to enhance the understanding of


receive hands-on experience with a range of

different software packages

explore other ways to use ICT as a means of

supporting teaching and learning

ITGS: Incorporating Web 2.0, Developing Thinking and

Writing Skills for External Assessment, Managing the


This workshop will help DP teachers create units of study that incorporate the Learner Profile, international mindedness  and Theory of Knowledge;use an integrated approach based on the ITGS triangle; incorporate scenarios based on real situations; develop local and global collaboration using Web 2.0 tools; and appreciate how Web 2.0 tools may be redefining digital citizenship.

Participants will:

develop strategies that prepare students for

external assessment

learn how to adapt to and use news articles as a

teaching strategy, specifically for the new Paper 2

explore ways to teach students to build

an argument as preparation for extended

response questions

develop techniques for understanding and using

the command terms throughout the course

develop strategies for project management

and for teaching the product development

life cycle (strand 3.9 on the new syllabus)

Chemistry C3: The role of practical work, inquiry and experiential learning

The content of the workshop will be covered over the 3 days. The breakdown of this structure (e.g. agenda) will be decided by the workshop leader and will be presented to the participants at session 1, and subject to review due to participants’ emerging needs. Workshops begin at 8.30am, conclude at 4.30pm for Day 1 and 2, and finish at 4pm on Day 3.

What participants should bring

Workshop leaders will contact the participants directly before the workshop to inform them of any specific materials/resources they need to bring with them (either as e-copy or hard copy).

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Guide on how to register for workshop

Registration/ cancellation policy

Certificate of attendance policy

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Early Bird Registration:    USD591 - 28 July 2012
Regular Fee:                   USD661

Late Cancellation:            No Refund - 7 September 2012

Admin Fee of USD80 will apply for onsite Replacement and Email changes.

*Coordinators are to ensure that participants email address is entered correctly in REGIS.

Workshop Venue

West Island School

250 Victoria Road, Pokfulam

Hong Kong

Tel: 852 2819 1962

Accommodation & Travel Information

Information Pack

Le Meridien Hotel Booking Form

Courtyard Marriott Hotel Booking Form

Traders Hotel, Hong Kong Booking Form

Workshop Schedule

PYP Workshop Schedule

For registration assistance/enquiries, please contact:

IB Asia Pacific Regional Office

15 Hoe Chiang Road

#11-04/06 Tower Fifteen

Singapore 089316

Tel: +65 6579 5055           Fax: +65 6776 4369


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