Other approved PD
The IB recognizes the value of building relationships with high quality professional development providers. These collaborations help to consistently improve the quality of professional development on offer, and improve the PD experience for educators, leading to a better experience for schools and students.
A vital part of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) community, Professional Education aspires to provide transformative adult learning experiences by bringing together diverse professionals, connecting them with each other and with HGSE’s leading faculty and research, and engaging them in important problems of practice. In collaboration with Project Zero (PZ), a renowned research group at HGSE, Professional Education offers opportunities to engage with the ideas of PZ both in-person and online throughout the year. These professional development programs are grounded in the day-to-day practice of teachers and school leaders and aim at helping educators develop engaging learning experiences that support the development of the skills that matter most for students in today's complex, global, and interconnected world.
The IB has approved the Assessment Lead Programme from Evidence Based Education as a course of high quality professional learning that builds capacity in school to use assessment more purposefully and reliably as a tool for teaching and learning. The online programme features many characteristics that research has proven to make CPD effective and impactful:
- Over 30 hours of professional learning sustained over three terms, including non-negotiable in-school exercises and practice opportunities to stage learning
- Support is included and provided by a team led by highly qualified former teachers
- A minimum of two people per school promotes collaboration and peer support, which is facilitated through scheduled meetings and activities aligned to content
- A strong focus is on the implementation of the knowledge and skills gained with guided activity and resources to plan change and support others in school
Build the knowledge, skill and confidence to design effective questions and assessments and demonstrably improve the quality of your assessment information. Better assessment gives us better information and better information leads to better decisions on what students know, can do and need next. Find out more about the Assessment Lead Programme.
To ensure the course is acknowledged as part of evaluation, please use the code ‘IB/ALP’ when booking.