Online PD

The International Baccalaureate offers innovative online professional development (PD) workshops during seven sessions each calendar year. In all, educators have more than 300 workshops to choose from that focus on various aspects of the IB’s four programmes. Many workshops are offered in French and Spanish, particularly during the March and October sessions. Typically, 10,000 teachers from 160 + countries attend IB workshops online annually.

Online PD is a cost-effective professional development opportunity that you can access anywhere without incurring travel and other costs. 

All of our online workshops teach the same concepts as those presented in the equivalent face-to-face workshops and count equally toward authorization or evaluation.

Our affordable pricing structure offers uncompromising quality and is especially appealing to schools with large numbers of teachers wishing to develop professionally and improve student outcomes. Carefully designed course materials empower you with new ideas and strategies to implement in your classroom, and the learning approach promotes active and full participation and collective knowledge-building.


What are the benefits of online workshops?

By participating in one of our online workshops, you will have the unique opportunity to network and share experiences with educators from around the world. Be part of this diverse learning community and reap the many benefits of collaborating with other educators from around the globe—share best practices, increase international mindedness, and network with colleagues near and far.

How do I access an online workshop?

After registering for your online workshop, you will receive an email confirmation with more information. A few days before the workshop begins, you will receive login details to our learning platform where you will be able to access the resources and start to engage with other participants and your online facilitator.

How long is each workshop?

Each online workshop spans four weeks. You can access the learning platform at any time of the day or night, but you will be expected to log in regularly and keep up to date with all tasks. 

You will be expected to spend minimum of four hours each week on your workshop.

How much does an online workshop cost?

    • Regular workshops (Categories 1,2 and 3): USD 450
    • Leadership workshops: USD 525

For late registrants, an additional fee of USD 70 will apply.

Will I receive a completion certificate?

Yes, a completion certificate will be awarded to all participants who have successfully completed the online workshop and fulfilled the IB Online Workshop completion requirements.

What if I need to cancel?

For information on this, please read our cancellation policy for online workshops.