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 21 workshop providers [80 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 to receive the application form.

In-school workshops

Is an in-school workshop event right for your school? Complete the following checklist to find out.

*Looking to train a large group of teachers from multiple schools? Click here to find out if a cluster/district workshop event is right for you.

Ready to request an in-school workshop?

Schools must submit a request to host an in-school workshop via IBIS at least 14 weeks before the workshop start date. 

A Professional Development staff member will contact you within 3-5 business days after submitting the request with more information about the next steps.

Click here for  step-by-step guidance on using IBIS to make a request [1.2 MB] . If you don't have an IBIS login, please contact IB Answers.

Cluster/district workshops

Is a cluster/district workshop event right for you? Complete the following checklist to find out.
  • I am requesting IB Professional Development workshops for teachers from at least two candidate or authorized IB World Schools within 100 miles/160 km of the venue. * 
  • I have assessed the PD needs of participating schools and have reviewed the IB workshops and services 2020 - 2021 catalogue to identify workshops that will meet these needs.

  • I am aware that a cluster/district workshops are 15 hours in duration and take place over two and a half days or, in some cases, two days with an additional online learning component. 
  • I understand that participants who complete all 15 hours of training are eligible to receive a certificate of participation.
  • I understand that all applications are subject to approval and that preference will be given to applications that are submitted at least 14 weeks in advance. 
  • I have read the Additional considerations document – North America [180 KB]  or the Additional considerations document – Latin America [181 KB] .

Ready to move forward? Complete this Cluster/District workshop event form. A PD Delivery associate will follow up within 10 days of receipt. 

Questions? Please contact us via email if you have any questions about hosting a cluster/district workshop event 

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.