Pre-conference workshops

Last updated:

Pre-conference workshops are full-day workshops that will take place on Thursday 13 June 2024.

These sessions are designed to enhance your conference experience and help you gain professional and leadership skills.

Workshop 1: Transforming School Culture: Empowering Well-Being Through Appreciative Inquiry

In contemporary society, in which schools play a fundamental role in shaping future generations, the importance of generating a positive and collaborative school culture should not be underestimated.

This workshop, which combines theory and practice, will thoroughly examine the transformative power of appreciative inquiry as a strategic focus for cultivating well-being in schools. Participants will discover how a well-designed plan for delivering the programme can serve as a starting point for empowering students and teachers alike, and help them become agents of positive change.  

Workshop 2: Demystifying and Bolstering the MYP: Strategies for Addressing Myths and Challenges and Improving Practices in its Conceptual Focus, Interdisciplinary Teaching, and Effective Assessment.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on the challenges of implementing and teaching the MYP from a practical standpoint, as we discuss three of the most powerful elements of the programme: its conceptual focus, interdisciplinary teaching, and criterion-based assessment.

Workshop 3: Keys to Implementing a Holistic Education and Encouraging Lifelong Learning in the Diploma Programme

The aim of this workshop is to create a holistic education model which effectively integrates the main elements of IB philosophy into the academic framework of the Diploma Programme. By applying the attributes of the IB learner profile and approaches to learning, and by working to develop socio-emotional skills, this holistic model is designed to promote well-being and encourage lifelong learning.

Workshop 4: Understanding, delivering and implementing the Career-related Programme

Workshop participants will discover how to implement the Career-related Programme (CP) in their schools, as well as what requirements are in place for IB candidate schools to implement the programme in their classrooms. They will also learn about the different career-related study providers with which the IB has signed agreements. In addition, participants’ questions about the programme, how to implement it, and what benefits it offers, will be answered.  

The workshop will be delivered in four parts:

  1. Understanding the Career-related Programme. Explaining the CP core and career-related studies. 
  2. The CP in detail. The key components of the CP core will be explained: the personal and professional skills course, the reflective project, service learning and language development. 
  3. The CP in practice. Presenting the different ways in which schools can apply and integrate the CP’s key components in practice. 
  4. Implementing the CP. The IB’s requirements and steps for implementing the CP.

Workshop 5: How can evidence-based reflection enhance intentional programme development?

This workshop will explore how programme development planning can optimize student learning through its emphasis on action research. Pedagogical leaders participating in the workshop will have the opportunity to reflect on the different stages of programme development planning and to examine the importance of evidence collection and analysis. Join the team of IB World Schools' leaders for an interactive workshop that aims to identify—together with attendees—the key factors for the success of a programme development plan, with an emphasis on defining the focus of the plan and engaging the school community in a collaborative development process.

Workshop 6: Belonging and engagement: paths to developing agency

This workshop proposes a look into the constitution of agency through teaching-learning practices that welcome students' identity and diversity. By exploring elements of a concept-based and inquiry-based curriculum, participants will be invited to reflect on multicultural and multilingual perspectives and their connections to the development of spaces that promote engagement and belonging.