Professional development

The IB provides leading professional development for educators working in the Americas.

We offer face-to-face and online workshops, webinars, blended learning and e-learning resources. Our professional development aims to:

  • support the professional growth of teachers and administrators
  • improve classroom practice and student learning
  • develop communities of lifelong learners.

Workshops in the Americas

Workshops are held every month of the year. IB Americas hosts regional workshops for schools implementing IB programmes. Find a workshop near you.

IB Americas collaborates with 20 workshop providers [96 KB]  across the region, offering wide access, affordability and choice. 

Read about the required materials at IB-hosted regional workshops.

Workshop calendars

These calendars are accurate as of 31 January 2020. Please use our dedicated PD search for the most up-to-date schedule.

North America January – June 2020

Download the PYP workshop schedule

Download the MYP workshop schedule

Download the DP/CP workshop schedule

Latin America January – June 2020

Download the PYP workshop schedule

Download the MYP workshop schedule

Download the DP/CP workshop schedule

Opportunities for schools in Latin America

The IB is looking for schools in Latin America to host regional events, in order to bring the IB to different schools so that they can share best practice. Host schools receive two free enrollments to each workshop they hold. 

Any authorized school, in Latin America, is encouraged to apply. 

Contact us to receive the application form.

School requested workshops

Single school workshops

A school can request professional development workshops delivered on their own premises. These workshops can be tailored to the needs of school staff and are a cost-effective way of strengthening the whole school community.

Requests must be received at least 12 weeks prior to the preferred start date.

22 days before the workshop starts, the single school coordinator must have registered all participants in IB's online registration system.

Once the workshop has taken place, the IB will send an online evaluation form to participants.  On completion of the evaluation, the IB will issue certificates of attendance to programme coordinators and participants. 

The IB will invoice the school after the workshop has taken place.

Please refer to our Single school and Multi-school Guidelines [217 KB]  or additional information on costs and how to request a workshop.

Multi-school workshops

Two or more schools within the same geographical area can request professional development workshops to meet PD needs across participating schools.  Multi-school events are designed to address training needs that cannot otherwise be met through existing events organized by the IB or its approved providers, and to provide collaboration and networking opportunities for educators.

Requests must be received at least 12 weeks prior to the preferred start date.

22 days before the workshop starts, the multi-school coordinator must have registered all participants in IB's online registration system.

Once the workshop has taken place, the IB will send an online evaluation form to participants. On completion of the evaluation, the IB will issue certificates of attendance to programme coordinators and participants. 

The IB will invoice the school after the workshop has taken place.

Please refer to our Single school and Multi-school Guidelines [217 KB]  for additional information on costs and how to request a workshop.

Regional workshops

Regional workshops are held in major cities throughout the region, offering educators international networking opportunities within a face-to-face learning environment. The majority of the academic workshop titles are offered and new subjects are added each year.

You can register for regional workshops here.

Contact the team 

If you have any questions about professional development in the Americas, please email us.

2020 - 2021 PD catalogue

The 2020 - 2021 IB workshops and services catalogue includes all four IB programmes, School Enhancement Services and other IB products.