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November 2020

Economics – DP – Category 1: Virtual – CANCELLED

November 13 @ 9:00 am - November 15 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: Diploma Programme (DP) subject-group teachers new to the DP at established IB World Schools and teachers from interested or candidate schools preparing for authorization. Educators should enroll in a category 1 workshop in their particular subject area. These workshops are designed to prepare participants to teach a specific DP subject in a manner that supports the IB mission statement and philosophy. The workshop will focus on: developing an understanding of the IB mission and philosophy through the programme…

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Approaches to Learning – DP, CP, MYP – Category 3: Virtual – CANCELLED

November 13 @ 9:00 am - November 15 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: This workshop is suitable for Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) teachers of all experience levels. This workshop will explore the approaches to teaching and learning that are at the heart of an IB education. It will focus on developing an enhanced understanding of the educational philosophy underpinning IB programmes, as well as exploring practical strategies that can help prepare students to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world. You will have the opportunity to draw…

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Building for the future – PYP – Category 3: Virtual – CANCELLED

November 13 @ 9:00 am - November 15 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: Coordinators, school leaders and experienced Primary Years Programme (PYP) teachers. How does my school remain at the forefront of international education? Explore the flexibility of the enhanced PYP framework to better address the needs of all students and to inspire opportunities for change. Examine how you can re-envision the PYP in your school community. Reframe your action plan to harness the transformational power of the programme.   Category 3 Choose category 3 workshops to go more deeply into…

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The Role of Arts – PYP – Category 3: Virtual – CANCELLED

November 13 @ 9:00 am - November 15 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: Arts specialists and Primary Years Programme (PYP) teachers. Experience the strength of collaborative practice with passionate and like-minded educators. This workshop is designed to empower passionate and like-minded arts specialists and educators interested in the arts by gathering them together to engage in opportunities for deeper inquiry and reflective practices, and to continue to build upon their arts knowledge. The workshop will offer a forum for an honest, in-depth discussion about learning theory, pedagogy, assessment, the significant role…

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Learning diversity and inclusion – DP, CP, MYP, PYP – Category 3: Virtual

November 27 @ 9:00 am - November 29 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: Educators, programme coordinators, school leaders, learning support teachers and consultants and any member of the school community who is committed to increasing access and participation across the four programmes. What is inclusion according to the IB and what does it take to be an inclusive school? Inclusive education is a whole school approach to education and it is supported by the United Nations under human rights and social justice. By demystifying inclusion, this workshop will help: develop an…

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Individuals and societies: Managing assessment in the MYP – MYP – Category 3: Virtual

November 27 @ 9:00 am - November 29 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: Diploma Programme (DP) subject teachers who have prepared students for at least one DP exam session in that specific subject. Educators should enroll in a category 2 workshop in their particular subject area. These workshops are designed for participants who are keen to improve the teaching and learning experience in the DP classroom. The workshop will focus on: assessing the links between IB Programme standards and practices (January 2014) to enhance the teaching and learning experience developing strategies…

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The DP core: Improving student engagement and performance in TOK, CAS and EE – DP – Category 3: Virtual

November 27 @ 9:00 am - November 29 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: Experienced theory of knowledge (TOK) teachers; creativity, activity, service (CAS) coordinators; extended essay (EE) coordinators and supervisors and Diploma Programme (DP) coordinators and librarians. This workshop is intended to provide you with an opportunity to explore and apply the criteria and descriptors used for assessing work in TOK, CAS and the EE. The workshop revolves around sample student work in TOK to provide you with specific examples of work and how it is assessed. Sample extended essays are…

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February 2021

Chemistry: A focus on internal assessment – DP – Category 3: Virtual

12th February 2021 @ 9:00 am - 14th February 2021 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: Experienced Diploma Programme (DP) chemistry teachers and those who have recently completed a category 1 workshop. Practical work is an important feature of the DP chemistry course. This workshop supports you in the development of a balanced and practical scheme of work that provides opportunities to assess students using the internal assessment criteria of the sciences subject group. You will examine various student samples to develop a clear understanding of the application of the internal assessment criteria and…

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Social and emotional learning – PYP, MYP, DP, CP – Category 3: Virtual

12th February 2021 @ 9:00 am - 14th February 2021 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: What skills and competencies do teachers and students need to flourish in a complex, interconnected world? When teachers provide opportunities to practice and model the skills of mindfulness, positive psychology and social-emotional learning (SEL), they are better able to respond to their own needs and the needs of their students. Investigate research related to SEL and learn how to apply practical strategies that assist students and teachers in cultivating greater emotional well-being, perseverance, self-regulation, self-motivation and resilience. Create…

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Investigating Inquiry – DP, CP, MYP, PYP – Category 3: Virtual

12th February 2021 @ 9:00 am - 14th February 2021 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: How can we support student inquiry? Students’ own curiosity provides the most effective provocation for learning that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant. Investigate how using an inquiry-based pedagogy has the capacity to lead students to a deeper understanding of concepts through the construction of new knowledge. Inquire into specific strategies and questions relating to an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Discover how the reflective process is an essential component in becoming a life-long learner.   Category…

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Leading for effective teaching and learning – DP, CP, MYP, PYP – Category 3: Virtual

12th February 2021 @ 9:00 am - 14th February 2021 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: This workshop will provide opportunities for you to explore theories of learning and instructional design principles underpinning the IB programmes. You will consider the impact these have on student learning and how the school can support this learning. You will look at the implications of adopting these ideas and principles when developing and implementing school strategy and policy. You will explore the instrumental role that authentic assessment plays in guiding learning activities and enabling student learning and discuss…

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Building self-directed learners through approaches to learning – MYP – Category 3: Virtual

12th February 2021 @ 9:00 am - 14th February 2021 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: Middle Years Programme (MYP) teachers, coordinators and administrators. Through the MYP approaches to learning (ATL) skills framework of categories and clusters, you will inquire into how students develop skills that have relevance across and beyond the curriculum, helping them “learn how to learn”. ATL skills in cognitive, affective and metacognitive domains can be learned and taught (explicitly and implicitly), improved with practice and developed with increasing complexity incrementally. They provide a solid foundation for learning independently and with…

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Extended essay in focus: A one-day intensive – DP – Category 3: VIRTUAL

13th February 2021
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Date: Saturday 13th February 2021 Delivery: Virtually - using a bespoke online learning platform   Recommended for: New and experienced teachers who are or will become extended essay supervisors. This workshop is a one-day introduction to extended essay supervision, supplementary to and different from the existing category 3 workshop, The role of the supervisor in the extended essay. It is designed for both new and experienced Diploma Programme (DP) teachers who are or will become extended essay supervisors. The aim…

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March 2021

The role of the Librarian – DP, CP, MYP, PYP – Category 3: Virtual

26th March 2021 @ 9:00 am - 28th March 2021 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: All experienced IB librarians, programme coordinators, members of a school leadership team and those who have recently completed a category 1 workshop. How can the library or media centre support IB programmes? The library or media centre provides school-wide opportunities to engage and reflect on the IB principles and practices and connect teachers and students to knowledge and information in a digital and global context. Investigate the key characteristics that define an IB education to develop an understanding…

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Biology: A focus on internal assessment – DP – Category 3: Virtual

26th March 2021 @ 9:00 am - 28th March 2021 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: Experienced Diploma Programme (DP) biology teachers and those who have recently completed a category 1 workshop. Practical work is an important feature of the DP biology course. This workshop supports you in the development of a balanced and practical scheme of work that provides opportunities to assess students using the sciences subject group internal assessment criteria. You will examine various student samples to develop a clear understanding of the application of the internal assessment criteria and the moderation…

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Concepts and Inquiry in the DP/CP – DP, CP – Category 3: Virtual

26th March 2021 @ 9:00 am - 28th March 2021 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-Related Programme (CP) teachers who are new to teaching through inquiry and concepts, and those who would like to learn more about planning lessons with concepts and inquiry central to students’ learning experience. With the introduction of approaches to teaching and learning in the programme model, this workshop provides a forum for DP/CP teachers to develop their understanding of the transferable and universal nature of concepts and inquiry so that they take a more…

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June 2021

Approaches to teaching and learning for DP/CP coordinators and pedagogical leaders – DP, CP – Category 3: Virtual

25th June 2021 @ 9:00 am - 27th June 2021 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: This workshop is aimed at Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP) coordinators and other pedagogical leaders (such as school principals, heads, members of senior management teams, approaches to teaching and learning coordinators, extended essay or creativity, activity, service coordinators) who wish to explore further implementation of approaches to teaching and learning in the DP or the CP in the context of their school. This workshop will review the approaches to teaching and learning and give pedagogical leaders…

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Physics: A focus on internal assessment – DP – Category 3: Virtual

25th June 2021 @ 9:00 am - 27th June 2021 @ 4:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Recommended for: Experienced Diploma Programme (DP) physics teachers and IB physics teachers who have recently completed a category 1 physics workshop. Practical work is an important feature of the DP physics course. This workshop supports you in the development of a balanced and practical scheme of work that provides opportunities to assess students using the sciences group internal assessment criteria. You will examine various student samples to develop a clear understanding of the application of the internal assessment criteria and…

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The personal project – MYP – Category 2: Virtual

25th June 2021 @ 9:00 am - 27th June 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Recommended for: Middle Years Programme (MYP) coordinators, heads of school, teachers and the whole school community. This workshop is based on the MYP Personal project guide, and it is intended to guide MYP practitioners towards a deeper understanding of the personal project as a meaningful culmination of student´s journey in the MYP. You will conduct a group inquiry that will enable you to explore the different stages of the personal project to gain a first-hand understanding of its constructivist inquiry-based…

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