Following the recent advice from the UK Government in response to COVID-19 we have taken the decision to cancel the workshop. We were hoping to run the workshop early in the next academic year but the IB have informed us that they have multiple offerings already in September/October from other workshop providers, and it would be problematic to add another.
Diploma Programme (DP) subject teachers who have prepared students for at least one DP exam session in that specific subject. Educators should enrol in a category 2 workshop in their particular subject area.
Note: Language workshops designated as “generic” provide IB professional development for all languages, including those that are not presented in language-specific workshops. The workshop will be presented in English. The workshops address common content and materials. The workshop leader will try their best to address specific language needs provided the IB has made samples available to them.
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 to improve student access to the DP; for example, differentiating the curriculum and offering multilingual classrooms
- reviewing aspects of assessment to ensure that teaching and learning activities promote student achievement and address subject-specific assessment criteria, both internal and external
- integrating the IB philosophy, theory of knowledge (TOK) and creativity, activity, service (CAS) to promote student understanding
- understanding how collaborative planning increases connections between subjects that can reinforce knowledge, understanding and skills
- the role of the extended essay supervisor and subject- specific assessment criteria
- the implementation of DP policies and procedures
- broad changes to the DP (newly published guides following a curriculum review will be the focus of specially designed category 3 workshops called “subject-specific seminars”).
Choose category 1 workshops if you are new to the IB or if your situation is similar to any of the following:
- You are new to the faculty of a longstanding IB World School and have not taught in an IB programme previously.
- You are aware of the IB philosophy and programme structure but are not experienced in teaching or administering the IB.
- You are familiar with the IB subject guide (including assessment procedures, moderation) and would like greater confidence before teaching a course.
- You have inherited a course and would like a review before teaching it to suit your own style and expertise.
||Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June 2020
||University of Warwick Conference Centre.
||Anytime between 13:00 and 14:00 on Friday 12th.
||12:45 on Sunday 14th June