A webinar pass provides access to all webinars related to one International Baccalaureate® (IB) programme. The webinar schedule, for each pass, is below.
Middle Years Programme (MYP) webinars are available in English, Spanish and French.
To read about the webinars available in French and Spanish, please use the language switcher at the top of this page.
All times listed are below are given in coordinated universal time (UTC).
Science and mathematics in a transdisciplinary programme - Jennifer Le Varge
31 January 2018 at 10pm UTC and 01 February 2018 at 11am UTC
Transdisciplinarity is important in the PYP, especially in this cycle of the PYP review. A truly transdisciplinary programme provides students with access to a coherent curriculum helping them develop skills drawn from the subject areas as well as those identified in the approaches to learning. In this webinar, we will look through the lenses of science and mathematics to explore how learning communities can find points of interconnection between these subjects areas and beyond them – working towards an active, inquiry-driven pedagogical approach where the subject areas enhance and support transdisciplinary understandings and promote learning that is truly connected to real life.
Using technology to support student inquiry - Anja Junginger
07 March 2018 at 10pm UTC and 08 March 2018 at 11am UTC
Our students are being challenged more than ever to remain principled and knowledgeable inquirers. The IB’s approaches to learning, particularly research skills, and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards related to being a Digital Citizen and Knowledge Constructor, provide useful support for students navigating current and future learning. This webinar will focus on how those responsible for integrating technology in a school can work together to support all students and teachers in developing these skills and understandings. We will share resources, strategies, and lesson ideas that promote lifelong learning and academic honesty in the PYP.
Utilising data to inform learning and teaching - Jan Mills
11 April 2018 at 10pm UTC and 12 April 2018 at 11am UTC
Data sets often drive decision making for schools. Explore a range of ways teachers can use data and evidence to inform teaching and student learning in the classroom. This webinar will explore data in more detail: the generation and collection data, the collaborative analysis of data, and how to reflect and act upon data.
Building leadership capacity in a PYP school - Chris Wyatt
09 May 2018 at 10pm UTC and 10 May 2018 at 11am UTC
Increasingly we are becoming aware of the significant impact leaders have on student learning outcomes. However, the development of leadership capacity is often left to chance. This webinar will consider the concept of leadership within a PYP school and will explore ways to develop capacity in teachers to lead - in their classrooms, throughout the school and within wider professional networks.
This webinar series takes John Hare’s IB position paper “Holistic education: An interpretation for teachers in the IB programmes” as a point of departure to consider what holistic education looks like within the MYP classroom. Holistic education ensures the many domains of student learning are considered while providing learning opportunities that allow students to make connections across subject groups and outside the classroom through significant contexts, allowing them to take meaningful action within their communities. The webinar series will explore four different dimensions of holistic education: contextual learning, interdisciplinary connections, education of the whole person and active learning. These webinars will take a flipped classroom approach where participants consider questions in advance and share practical ideas and examples of holistic education in the classroom.
A wealth of research supports the idea that providing meaningful contexts boosts learning and teaching experiences. Through sharing concrete examples, this webinar explores the power of global contexts as privileged tools to set understandings within a broader framework and for establishing meaningful connections beyond classroom walls.
Interdisciplinary connections are an essential element of fostering holistic understanding and approaching increasingly complex issues. This webinar will explore the benefits of different forms of curricular integration with a practical focus on interdisciplinary teaching and learning within MYP classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas of fostering and promoting interdisciplinary connections.
Addressing students’ social, emotional and physical well-being - Lisa Nicholson
21 April 2018 at 3pm UTC
Student well-being has long been integral to the MYP, but it is acquiring a more prominent role in curricular planning. This webinar explores the importance of social, emotional and physical well-being within the classroom, its connection with the cognitive domain and its impact on student learning.
Action is an integral component of inquiry within the MYP. In this webinar, we will consider the role of student action in MYP units and explore types of action that can be promoted inside and outside of learning environments.
Transitioning from MYP to DP - Andrea Vanegas
27 September 2017 at 10pm UTC and 28 September at 11am UTC
Learn about these five key areas: the articulation between ATL and ATT; ATL in the Middle Years; the challenges of DP subject-specific assessment components and requirements; the stages of language development and the centrality of language in all ATL categories; and the changing role of DP teachers, including the need to infuse ATL into unit planning.
Help your students develop appropriate extended essay questions - Katie Biela
18 October 2017 at 10pm UTC and 19 October at 11am UTC
Learn how to successfully advise DP students to devise and develop EE research questions. Focus on how to question students about their ideas and then provide a framework to construct the research question. Particular attention will be paid to specificity; for example, time periods, philosophers, theatrical movements, literary devices and cultural context.
TOK and international-mindedness beyond the classroom - Andrea Vanegas
15 November 2017 at 10pm UTC and 16 November at 11am UTC
Gain new strategies to make connections between international mindedness as a way of thinking and the ways and areas of knowing in TOK. Strategize about how to integrate these concepts seamlessly in and beyond the classroom. Discuss effective ways to support TOK and international mindedness across the subject areas, including CAS and the EE.
Clearing a path to a DP education for all learners - Alexis Doyle
13 December 2017 at 10pm UTC and 14 December at 11am UTC
Exposing as many students as possible to the DP serves to build stronger foundations for all learners, equipping them with the creative problem-solving skills they will need after secondary school. Explore specific ways to open paths for more students to engage in the DP experience. Consider strategies for recruiting, encouraging and supporting students to choose the DP and models of support and success that encourage an active and flourishing programme.