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Leading the learning – PYP – Category 1: Virtual

17th June 2022 @ 9:00 am - 19th June 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Required for

Coordinators; encouraged for members of the pedagogical leadership team, librarians, specialists, deans of students, counsellors, year level leaders/heads of department, section leaders, heads, inclusion specialists and career or guidance specialists.

This workshop will support learning leaders to create the culture and conditions of a Primary Years Programme (PYP) school by considering the school’s choices and actions and their impact on student learning. Building on this understanding, leaders will consider the ways in which they will place learning at the centre of their IB programme, through the thoughtful development of purpose, culture and environment, in alignment with the IB’s programme standards and practices. Working with each other and the workshop leaders, participants will:

  • take responsibility for their role as a programme leader within a learning organization in an IB global context
  • become familiar with the IB’s mission and philosophy and the requirements and specifications relevant to the PYP
  • prepare to inform and engage their school community
  • plan their school’s IB journey through authorization and beyond

During the workshop, leaders will have begun to develop their school’s IB action plan to meet the IB’s requirements for authorization and a vision for ongoing implementation.

Category 1

Choose Category 1 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 administrating 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 to review the subject content before teaching it to suit your own style and expertise.


Dates: Friday 17th – Sunday 19th June 2022
Delivery  Virtually – using a bespoke online learning platform
Start time: Friday 17th June 2022 at 09:00 BST/GMT+1
Finish time: Sunday 19th June 2022 at 16:00 BST/GMT+1

Please note that all sessions are live and will be delivered on the above dates and following UK timings – please bear this in mind when applying from outside of the UK and take into account time differences. You will not be eligible for an attendance certificate unless you attend all the live sessions.




17th June 2022 @ 9:00 am
19th June 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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