Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Virtual Conference, Asia-Pacific is designed for IB educators to experience a sense of community, gain additional insight into the IB and implement relevant content within their work. The virtual gathering will include the following.

Pre-conference workshops 

Three-hour long workshops held on Saturday 17 April 2021 (before the main conference). These workshops 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. 

Keynote speakers 

The speaker will give “big picture” presentations around the conference theme, Unlocking the next paradigm, and topics related to education. These opening talks set the tone of the conference and provide fresh perspectives by sparking thinking and inspiring action.  

Topic experts 

Session will be delivered by subject matter experts on topics that impact the IB community. These include.

  • Best practices for remote learning
  • Diversity and inclusion and culturally responsive teaching
  • Future of education post-COVID-19
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Supporting vulnerable students
  • Wellness and well-being for students and teachers. 

Coordinator forum  

An opportunity for new and experienced coordinators to collaborate with authorization staff and IB World Schools staff and fellow coordinators. These forums will focus on the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme/Career-related Programme. The new coordinator forum is meant for educators with fewer than three years of experience and focuses on supporting coordinators at this stage in their careers. 

IB staff sessions 

Presentations on important IB messaging, including programme updates and other staff presentations relevant to serving the needs of schools. 

Breakout sessions 

There will be over 40 live and on-demand sessions during the virtual 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 learning, professional applications, scholarly analyses, best practices, and case studies. 

Presentations will cover all IB programmes and different strands.

  • Primary Years Programme (PYP) 
  • Middle Years Programme (MYP) 
  • Diploma Programme (DP) 
  • Career-related Programme (CP) 
  • Higher education 
  • Cross-programme 
  • Leadership 
  • Research.

Networking

Diverse opportunities for interacting and socializing with peers, IB staff and exhibitors. 

Community projects corner 

Showcase of students’ or schools’ work, creativity and talent.

Schedule

(All sessions will be scheduled according to the IB Singapore Global Centre local time, Singapore Time—SGT).

Friday 16 April 2021

Platform open to pre-conference attendees

Saturday 17 April 2021

Pre-conference workshops

Sunday 18 April 2021

Platform open to pre-conference attendees

Monday 19 April 2021

Platform open to all attendees

Tuesday 20 April 2021

Platform open to all attendees

Wednesday 21 April 2021

10.00am–11.00am 

Opening 

11.00am–11.30am 

Exhibitors 

11.30am–12.15pm 

Topic experts 

12.15pm–1.00pm 

Flash chats 

1.00pm–2.00pm 

Coordinator forum 

Thursday 22 April 2021

10.00am–10.45am 

Breakouts 1 

10.45am–11.30am 

Exhibitors 

11.30am–12.15pm 

Keynote  

12.15pm–1.15pm 

Networking 

1.15pm–2.00pm 

Breakouts 2 

Friday 23 April 2021

10.00am–10.45am 

Breakouts 3 

10.45am–11.30am 

Exhibitors 

11.30am–12.15pm 

Keynote  

12.15pm–1.15pm 

Networking 

1.15pm–2.00pm 

Breakouts 4 

 


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