District services

Available to schools in the Americas region

How to develop multiple International Baccalaureate programmes – from A to Z

The International Baccalaureate has organized a series of introductory orientation seminars and recognized district workshops designed to facilitate the implementation of the IB continuum or multiple IB programmes.

These have been developed in response to the needs of a variety of school districts, educational ministries, charter schools and other education organizations and are invaluable opportunities for on-site professional development.

Orientation Seminars

Orientation Seminars are one-day sessions designed for those who may be investigating the feasibility of bringing an IB programme to their community.

School administrators such as superintendents, governing boards, education ministers and governing officials, as well as faculty and staff will benefit from a thorough overview and examination of the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme.

These seminars cover the application and authorization process, IB standards and practices and programme implementation considerations.

In addition, seminars can be valuable to IB workshop providers and associations of IB schools through increased visibility within the regional IB community, as well preparing them to serve as informational resources.

For further information regarding orientation seminars, please contact iba.outreach@ibo.org.

District Workshops

In Canada and the US, schools can request workshops for an entire district. Each district workshop event requires at least 100 participants and includes face-to-face training with an optional remote component. Workshop descriptions are available in the IB Workshops and Resources Catalogue. For more information on district workshop events or to schedule a district workshop event, please contact iba.pd@ibo.org.