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Pre-conference workshops

These full-day workshops take place on Saturday 18 March 2023. They are designed for educators seeking to enhance their professional and leadership skills. Each workshop provides attendees with the necessary skills to be successful leaders during this time of uncertainty and change in education.

Coordinator forums

These forums allow new and experienced coordinators to collaborate with IB authorization staff, IB World Schools staff and fellow coordinators. They will focus on the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP). The new coordinator forum is meant for educators with up to three years of experience and focuses on supporting coordinators at this stage in their careers.

IB staff sessions

IB staff will give presentations on important IB messages, including programme updates and other topics relevant to serving the needs of schools.

Breakout sessions

There will be over 95 sessions during the conference, covering a wide range of the most relevant topics for IB educators and the larger global community today. Sessions will focus on new approaches to teaching and approaches to learning, professional applications, scholarly analyses, best practices and case studies. Presentations will fall under one of the following strands.

Educational technology and innovation

Combining technological tools and resources with educational practice to facilitate learning.

  • Sessions may include technologies for hybrid learning environments, emerging software and hardware for educational purposes, cutting-edge research in education, and the role of technology in addressing global issues.

Inclusive education and well-being

A whole-school approach to education that promotes inclusion, equitable quality education and access for all students. This strand also includes the skills and competencies needed to thrive in an interconnected world.

  • Sessions may include topics that promote diversity, equity, inclusion and access, gender equality, in addition to wellness, emotional intelligence and resilience.

Learning and teaching

Competencies and strategies needed to facilitate lifelong learning.

  • Sessions include all four IB programmes’ frameworks (PYP, MYP, DP, CP) as well as non-IB curriculums, and may cover an array of topics (e.g. agency, assessment, 21st-century skills).

Leadership

Advanced content for education leaders.

  • Sessions may include topics on governance, building partnerships, creating school culture, climate and thought leadership, and plans and policies for sustainable education.