John trained as a teacher but, during his very first post, was required also to take on responsibility for the school library. Initial reluctance became enthusiasm as he quickly realised that school librarianship is NOT about books and materials, it is all about people, students and teachers and learning. John went on to take professional library qualifications. He regards school librarianship as being a teacher without a timetable, the best of both worlds.
John has worked in schools in Zambia, England, Malawi, Germany and Turkey, and is currently an independent education and library consultant based in England. He has won the IASL International School Librarian of the Year Award and was three times chair of the ECIS Librarians’ Committee, presenting regularly at ECIS Annual Conferences. His experience with IB schools and professional development spans nearly 30 years. John leads workshops in extended essay, academic writing practices, academic honesty and for librarians, face-to-face and online.
Jonathan was Organ Scholar of University College, Durham, where he took his BA(Hons) in Music, and he holds diplomas in organ playing and choir training from the Royal College of Organists and Trinity College, London. He also holds a Master's degree in Choral Education from the University of Surrey.
In his teaching career, Jonathan has been Director of Music at three schools (in Durham UK, Cairo and Vienna), as well as a teacher/organist post in Norway. However, he has also been active in Higher Education for over ten years as a course leader and lecturer on the foundation and degree courses at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, and as Director of College Music at Brasenose College, Oxford University. He was also a senior examiner on the panel of music examiners for Trinity College London international music examinations for 14 years.
Jonathan has also been the Chief Examiner for Music worldwide for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and continues to lead teacher-training workshops for them around the world, as well as being a facilitator and developer for online workshops. Other IB work includes being a schools exams inspector, a regional field representative (academic) and a session observer (generic) for the IB worldwide.
In Oxford, where he lives, Jonathan is currently IBDP EE Coordinator at EF Academy, and also Organ Tutor at Magdalen College School, and combines these in situ posts with a lively freelance international educational consulting and teacher training portfolio.
He is an Honorary Fellow of the Cambridge Society of Musicians, awarded for distinguished services to music and music education in the UK, is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
I am Egyptian born in Cairo, Egypt. I have a Pre master degree from the Cairo University in French literature and civilisation. I also have a master degree from Picardie Jules Verne University in France in computer sciences.
I have been working with the IB since 2000. I worked in the PYP, MYP and the DP programmes primarily as a computer sciences and technology teacher although I have also worked in areas of interaction (MYP), CAS and DP coordinator.
Since 2006 I have been the DP coordinator at the Oasis International School and am now also the IBCP designated coordinator.
I have been an authorised workshop leader since 2007.
Jacques A. Weber is currently the High School Principal at Verdala International School (Malta). Prior to this, he served as an Assistant Principal and IB DP Coordinator at the British International School of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Head of Modern Languages at the American School of Bombay (India), and as a French and Spanish teacher at the Awty International School (USA). He has taught the following courses: French B and ab initio; Spanish B and ab initio; social and cultural anthropology; and research and writing for the IB DP. He is an IB graduate, having earned the Bilingual IB Diploma in English and Spanish from an international school in Texas.
In addition to his current responsibilities, Jacques is an IB workshop leader (DP Coordinators, Language B, Language ab initio, and Managing the EE), a curriculum consultant for on-line IB courses, and a consultant for new schools starting the authorization process. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Anthropology, a Masters of Education in Administration, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Susanna is an IB Diploma graduate from the UWC of the Adriatic. She has been involved in CAS for many years. After graduating in political sciences and obtaining a Master's degree in mediation, she volunteered in Canada, East Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Slovenia and Italy.
Susanna was appointed as Service and Special Projects Coordinator at the UWC of the Adriatic and founded the college's Volunteer Work Association, Mondo 2000. She has been responsible for the training of high school teachers in Jordan and Israel as part of an educational EU project since 2007. Within the IB world, she has been involved in CAS monitoring and counselling and has led CAS workshops since 2002 - for the IB, Ibicus and IBSCA.
Sue was DP coordinator at Sevenoaks School, a major IB independent school in the UK, also teaching French, Italian and TOK there for 10 years, and subsequently DPC at two state schools and a faith-based one in the UK. As a lead educator for the IB she now acts as a consultant for schools applying to become IB world schools, leads site visits for authorizing and evaluating schools and trains and mentors IB educators.
After a teaching career in the People's Republic of China and the UK, Rémy is currently IB Coordinator at a candidate school in his native Switzerland. He has created ToK programmes and has a broad range of examining experience. When not involved in ToK, Rémy is also a teacher of IB languages (French, German and Mandarin). In addition to workshops for IBSCA, he has run workshops for IBAEM.
Rémy has participated in two Olympic Games (Athens, 2004 and Torino, 2006) as an interpreter in five different languages and is scheduled for London 2012. He is a keen fencer and is passionate about Chinese history - an area which he is currently studying whilst writing his PhD thesis. He is also a talented musician, playing the oboe in Swiss orchestras and bands and has also taught composition.
Bill studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford and then continued at the university to gain his teaching certification in Mathematics. He has a Masters degree in Guidance and Counselling and a PhD which considers the effect of international schooling on the formation of masculinity.
He has been involved in education for 28 years and has taught Tok for twelve years in combination with Mathematics, firstly in Cairo, Egypt and most recently in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
He has been involved in ToK training and curriculum development since 1999 and works with schools in developing ToK across the curriculum. Alongside this he works for Pamoja Education who provide online courses for the IB as a developer and teacher and also holds a position at Newcastle University as an Associate Researcher with a research interest in gender and education.
Ingrid has been actively involved in curriculum and workshop developments in the field of international education for many years. She has international school teaching experience from the UK, Canada, Switzerland as well as Austria. During her teaching career, she has held many posts of responsibility in addition to classroom teaching. These include appointment as PYP co-oordinator, and also Head of Year responsibilities in the primary section of Vienna International School.
With a mid-career change she became teacher-librarian and Head of Primary School Library at VIS, gaining a MSc in Information and Library studies at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. She also has a Certificate of Education from Mancheseter University, UK and an M.A in Education from Oxford Brookes University, UK.
Ingrid’s involvement with the IBPYP programmes is extensive. She participated in two curriculum committees for developing Primary Science: was an IB OCC faculty member for many years; and developed, organised and led many IBPYP face-to face workshops for librarians.
More recently Ingrid has been involved in developing and leading the IB continuum online workshop for ‘Inquiry and the Librarian across the Programmes’ as well as giving several F2F workshops on the same theme; and has been regularly called upon by the IB as PYP workshop leader and as PYP school visitor.