Pre-conference workshops

Pre-conference workshops dive deeply into educational practices that support starting and sustaining IB programmes. Some workshops are IB specific (i.e. IB programme standards and practices), and others are more general (i.e. service learning) but have direct impact on the IB in your schools and communities. These sessions are expected to include a variety of teaching strategies and interactive experiences with adult learners in mind.

 

Creating inclusive classrooms through Universal Design for Learning (UDL)(CLOSED)

Presenter: Dianne Blackburn

This workshop provides educators across all educational contexts the opportunity to develop an understanding of inclusive classroom practice through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Strategies focus on removing barriers to learning, understanding learner variability, increasing student agency, developing cultural competency and focusing on inclusion for programme development.

Digital strategies to increase student autonomy and support differentiated instruction (CLOSED)

Presenter: Allison Navas 

During the COVID-19 pandemic educators were forced to use digital tools, and many may have felt out of their comfort zone. As we return to what we hope is a new sense of normalcy, there is a capacity to use some of these tools to develop targeted skills in our MYP learners and DP candidates. Professional development is most helpful when the educators come away with tactical tools they can use for their own classroom instruction. This workshop will focus on four digital tools and how to use them to develop discrete skills approaches to teaching skills for educators and learning skills for students. All of the programmes introduced have at least a basic version that is open access and free of charge.

IB World Schools as learning organizations (CLOSED)

Presenters: Fidelis Nthenge, John Sauer, Katrin Fox, Terri Walker

The primary aim of a continuous reflective process in a school is to ensure that it is always developing the capacity to have a greater impact on student outcomes through the development of teacher and leader practice. Schools engage in collaborative reflection to deepen their understanding of what works well within their context and what needs further development. This supports the school as a learning community to develop intentionally and strategically so that resources and efforts can be allocated effectively. 

In this pre-conference workshop, school pedagogical leaders will collaboratively explore the concept of what it means to be a learning organization. This will be done through the lens of the 2020 IB Programme standards and practices. The aims of the session will be: 

  • deconstructing the 2020 Programme standards and practices
  • engaging with programme development for continuous growth
  • promoting agency across the school community.

Managing change in an international school

Presenters: Dr Larry Molacek, Dr Rhonda Fisher

This workshop is designed to help leaders manage change in an international school. Attendees will learn about the different models of change, pros/cons of each model and how to use each model to implement and manage change in their school. The topics discussed will include building trust, developing a team, assigning tasks, managing the change process and the team. Each attendee will develop a change management action plan as well as identify barriers and potential roadblocks to fully implementing the plan.

Les écoles du monde de l’IB en tant qu’organisations apprenantes (Delivered in French)

Presenter: Rémy Lamon

Dans un établissement scolaire, l’objectif principal d’un processus de réflexion continu est de s’assurer que l’établissement développe en permanence sa capacité à mettre en œuvre des pratiques qui ont une influence plus importante sur les résultats des élèves grâce au développement du savoir-faire des enseignants et des dirigeants. Les établissements s’engagent dans une réflexion collaborative pour approfondir leur compréhension de ce qui fonctionne bien dans leur contexte et de ce qui doit être développé. Cela aide l’établissement, en tant que communauté d’apprentissage, à se développer de manière intentionnelle et stratégique afin que les ressources et les efforts puissent être alloués efficacement. Durant cette pré-conférence, les responsables pédagogiques des établissements scolaires exploreront en collaboration le concept de ce que signifie être une « organisation apprenante ». Cette réflexion sera menée dans l’optique des Normes de mise en œuvre et applications concrètes des programmes de l’IB de 2020.

Los Colegios del Mundo del IB como organizaciones de aprendizaje (Delivered in Spanish)

Presenter: Antonio Muñoz

Dentro del contexto escolar, el objetivo principal de un proceso reflexivo continuo es garantizar que el colegio desarrolle permanentemente su capacidad para implementar acciones que tengan un impacto positivo en los resultados de los alumnos a través del desarrollo de prácticas docentes y de liderazgo. Los colegios participan en la reflexión colaborativa para profundizar en su comprensión de lo que funciona bien dentro de su contexto y lo que necesita un mayor desarrollo. Esto apoya al colegio como comunidad de aprendizaje para desarrollarse intencional y estratégicamente y permitir que los recursos y esfuerzos se utilicen de manera efectiva. Los líderes pedagógicos escolares explorarán en colaboración lo que significa ser una organización de aprendizaje. Esto se hará a través del prisma de la edición de 2020 de las Normas para la implementación de los programas y aplicaciones concretas.