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November 2020

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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February 2021

Your Exhibition – PYP – Category 2: 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 Primary Years Programme (PYP) teachers, coordinators and school leaders. This workshop engages you in an inquiry into the varied purposes and practices of your exhibition. Develop your understanding of the agentic role students have in leading and taking action on their learning. Explore, create and share a range of tools and strategies which help optimize the experience for students in the PYP and that set the scene for a collaborative inquiry into issues of local, national 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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Making the PYP happen: implementing agency – PYP – Category 1: 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: All Primary Years Programme (PYP) teachers (early years, primary years, new to PYP and with some experience of the PYP). This workshop invites you to inquire into your own teaching practices and reflect on how you can develop the capabilities of a PYP teacher. By exploring the PYP framework, you will connect how voice, choice and ownership are recognized and developed in all members of the IB community. You will be supported in your understanding of learning and…

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Concept-driven learners – PYP – Category 2: 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 Primary Years Programme (PYP) teachers, coordinators and school leaders. A transdisciplinary, concept-driven curriculum supports the development of students’ understanding of complex ideas. Build your capability to design and evidence or assess concept-based learning that leads to depth and rigour in student thinking within and across subjects. You will investigate how the programme of inquiry promotes a school-wide vision for concept-driven learning, and, with the planning process, creates opportunities for students to make connections and transfer understanding from…

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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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