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June 2019

Physical and health education: Managing assessment in the MYP – MYP – Category 3

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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  Recommended for: School leaders, Middle Years Programme (MYP) coordinators and lead teachers in subject groups who want to deepen their understanding of the MYP assessment model.   You will explore the targets of MYP assessment strategies in your subject areas and apply your knowledge of the holistic MYP framework for teaching and learning to build successful assessment practices using your subject-specific objectives and assessment criteria. You will gain hands-on experience with the development of concept-driven assessments and consider new…

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

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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  Recommended for: Experienced IB physics teachers and IB physics teachers who have recently completed a category 1 physics workshop.   Practical work is an important feature of the Diploma Programme (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…

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The role of arts – PYP – Category 3

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 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 as one 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,…

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The role of the librarian – DP – Category 3

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 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 school leadership team and those who have recently completed a category 1 workshop.   How can the library/media centre support IB programmes? The library/media centre provides schoolwide 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 of how the…

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Language acquisition (generic): Managing assessment in the MYP – MYP – Category 3

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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  Recommended for: School leaders, Middle Years Programme (MYP) coordinators and lead teachers in subject groups who want to deepen their understanding of the MYP assessment model.   You will explore the targets of MYP assessment strategies in your subject areas and apply your knowledge of the holistic MYP framework for teaching and learning to build successful assessment practices using your subject-specific objectives and assessment criteria. You will gain hands-on experience with the development of concept-driven assessments and consider new…

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Evaluating your DP – DP – Category 3

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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  Recommended for: Diploma Programme (DP) coordinators, administrators and district/local representatives.   This workshop is an active, hands-on workshop for DP coordinators and administrators who want to understand the DP evaluation process. The IB Programme standards and practices (January 2014) and the Programme evaluation guide and self-study questionnaire: Diploma Programme (November 2010) are used as the backbone to analyse this topic. You will leave with a self-devised strategic plan for your own school evaluation process that will enable you to…

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October 2019

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

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 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 participants in the development of a balanced and practical scheme of work that provides opportunities to assess students using the sciences 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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Approaches to teaching and learning for DP & CP coordinators and pedagogical leaders – DP & CP – Category 3

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 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 in the context of their school.   This workshop will review the approaches to teaching and learning and give pedagogical leaders the…

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November 2019

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

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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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 3 Choose category…

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Play-based learning – PYP – Category 3

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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  Recommended for: Primary Years Programme (PYP) teachers and coordinators with a particular interest in the early years and lower primary years.   From birth, play is the way children inquire and learn about the world around them. This workshop looks at the importance of time, space, materials and relationships in inquiry. You will explore your own political and cultural images of the child and the impact that has on the learning environment. The workshop will look at theoretical as…

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

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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  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 how…

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Language A: Exploring literature in translation – DP – Category 3

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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  Recommended for: Literature course teachers in the studies in language and literature group who are seeking to consider the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching works in translation to develop effective classroom practices. All participants should have attended a category 1 or 2 workshop and have at least two years of experience teaching studies in language and literature courses. The theoretical components may also be of interest to teachers of the literature and performance course, but as there is…

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Strategies to increase DP cohort sizes – DP – Category 3

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
University of Warwick Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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  Recommended for: Heads of schools, Diploma Programme (DP) coordinators, members of the pedagogical leadership team, and other school administrators. Participants might also be established DP institutions looking to widen access and increase cohort size or new IB schools seeking to establish healthy numbers from the immediate community.   The DP develops a range of skills for students. It appeals to students with interests in a broad range of subjects. This programme emphasizes the importance of a vast understanding of…

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

November 29 @ 8:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 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 group 4 internal assessment criteria. You will examine various student samples to develop a clear understanding of the application of the internal assessment criteria and the…

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

November 29 @ 8:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 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 participants 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…

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