Webinar schedule

The webinar schedule divided by IB programmes, MYP and DP are listed below.

Our Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) webinars are available in English and Spanish. To read about the webinars available in Spanish, please use the language switcher at the top of this page. All times listed are below are given in coordinated universal time (UTC).

MYP webinars

Technology in the MYP: Beyond implementation

This webinar series takes the document Teaching and learning with technology (2015) as point of departure to consider how we can use technology as an aid to develop and support learning in MYP classrooms. The AID (agency, information and design) framework encompasses three key dimensions to understand and nurture the role of technology in the curriculum and the school environment. Each webinar will introduce general research and resources regarding each of the AID dimensions. A facilitator will also interview a key person in each of the AID fields in order to help us develop our understanding of how this might benefit students in our classrooms. All webinars will be interactive and will allow for the exchange of ideas in real time using an open “mic” format.

2018 webinars

Technology in the MYP: Thinking, planning and using technology in the school - Lisa Nicholson
8 September 2018 at 3pm UTC

The first webinar of the series invites participants to view their existing curriculum and school environment through technological lenses, rather than seeing technology as an add-on or an end to itself. It introduces AID as a general framework for this MYP series, and explores the difference between integrating technology for learning and implementing devices and infrastructure with new technologies. To better understand what research suggests about the use of technology in schools, our guest speaker will clarify the difference between technology implementation and integration, as well as share practical ideas for classroom use.

Agency: How can we extend our abilities using technology? - Lisa Nicholson
6 October 2018 at 3pm UTC

This webinar explores the role of teachers and learners as agents in using technology to extend their abilities in terms of what they can do and be online. Our guest speaker will discuss how to develop technology-related skills and will explore concepts that concern academic honesty, digital presence and participation, internet safety, as well as how technology may affect different disciplines.

Information: How can we use technology to enhance our understanding of the world? - Lisa Nicholson 
3 November 2018 at 3pm UTC

This webinar explores the power of technology not only for searching, analyzing and manipulating information, but also to gain insight in creating resources that both teachers and learners can use to enhance their understanding of their world. Our guest speaker will discuss how to use information effectively through the responsible use of data, artificial intelligence, searching online libraries and digital tools.

Design: How does technology affect and create new environments for learning? - Lisa Nicholson
8 December 2018 at 3pm UTC

This webinar explores how technology can be used to design ideas and create products/outcomes that aid teaching and learning. Our guest speaker will discuss the potential of design thinking (the process of creating with technology), the impact of design as a subject to increase technology literacy, and also how to foster design environments, such as robotics rooms and maker spaces, to connect “real world” experiences with conceptual learning in schools.

Invited guest:  Pedro Pozo, design teacher from Sevilla, Spain.


MYP eAssessment webinar series 2020

Our four-part webinar series invites participants to consider eAssessment and its backwash effect on assessment in all MYP years. If you would like more information on this webinar series, please see the schedule link below.

MYP eAssessment webinar series schedule

DP webinars

2020 webinars

The role of the learner portfolio in the Diploma Programme language A courses - Abby Davey
25 March 2020 at 10am UTC  

In this webinar we will explore the purpose and function of the learner portfolio with a focus on how it can be used as a record of learning. We will explore how the learner portfolio can be used as a means to build partnerships between students and teachers, as a place of student collaboration and as a source of reflection on the areas of exploration, the concepts and links to the core. We will speak about how the learner portfolio can be a place for students to probe further into assessment, reflect, generate questions and seek formative advice on their learning journey. As a part of this we will also discuss the various platforms students might use to present their learner portfolio and how these can reveal the strengths of individual learners. This webinar will aim to provide practical advice from the point of view of teachers and students, ultimately looking at the role of the learner portfolio in encouraging independent, critical and creative 21st Century thinkers in language A studies.

Multimodality and DP language A courses - Joel Adams
2 April 2020 at 3pm UTC

Multimodal teaching and learning incorporates a wide range of resources – including audio, visual and written materials – that create and communicate meaning. Multimodality often also involves the use of existing and emerging digital technologies. This webinar addresses essential ideas and implications associated with multimodality in the secondary classroom. Specific areas to be addressed include important interdisciplinary skills at the heart of student engagement with multimodal texts.


2019 webinars

Supporting Self-Regulated Learning by Linking the ATLs to the EE Process - Beth Dagitses and Mischele Jamgochian
8 May 2019 at 1pm UTC -
French version is available from 11 December 2019 at 3pm UTC
Also available in Spanish on 8 October 2019 at 12pm UTC

The Extended Essay presents DP students with an opportunity to demonstrate a consolidation of their learning; but what if the process was designed to provide an opportunity for students to strengthen the executive functions needed to become self-regulated lifelong learners? Explicitly linking the Approaches to Learning to the EE process allows schools to scaffold essential skills such as goal-setting, time management, reflection and research in a way that will support not only student growth, but also further autonomy as students embark upon their Internal Assessments. This webinar focuses on how schools can establish an ATL-supported EE program individualized not just for the school, but also for the students. Students and teachers can then adapt and carry on from this foundation to support the IAs, project-based learning, and more.

Stream or download the French version of this webinar.

Title: Favoriser un apprentissage autorégulé en reliant les approches de l’enseignement et de l’apprentissage au processus menant au mémoire
Presenter: Marie-France Labelle

Stream or download the Spanish version of this webinar.

Title: Apoyo a la autorregulación del aprendizaje mediante la vinculación de las habilidades de los enfoques del aprendizaje con el proceso de la Monografía
Presenter: Socorro Scharrer (Coco)

The new Language A: language and literature course - principles and practicalities - Brian Chanen
12 June 2019 at 1pm UTC

The IB Language A: language and literature syllabus for first exams in 2021 is a course that is grounded in the pedagogical principles of the IB and clearly encourages the approaches to teaching and learning. The structure of the new course, the new assessments and the new Prescribed reading list will all offer interesting opportunities to students and teachers. This webinar will give an overview of the new course, focusing on the most important principles, concepts and practical approaches and will also address potential challenges in syllabus design and preparation for assessments. Frequently asked questions from recent Subject Specific Seminars will also be addressed.


2018 webinars

Preparing students for the listening comprehension assessment - James Monk
10 October 2018 at 3pm UTC

The addition of a discrete listening comprehension assessment component in DP language acquisition highlights the importance of proficiency in this skill for everyday communicative situations. This webinar will address several topics related to instructional design for listening comprehension, including strategies for formative assessment, awareness of different types of listening and recommendations for finding and working with authentic audio resources in the classroom. All levels of the DP language acquisition curriculum (ab initio, B-SL, B-HL) will be addressed in this webinar.

The place of ethics in the TOK classroom - Sue Bastian
7 November 2018 at 3pm UTC

This will help teachers and their students to move beyond debating the right and wrong of human behaviour toward inquiry and reflection on how we make our ethical/moral decisions and judgments about ourselves and others.

A celebration of learning and teaching - Richard Hood
28 November 2018 at 3pm UTC

This webinar will help us discover the ‘inspiration’ made possible by a focus on learning and teaching skills. We will examine techniques that have been proven to engage students in their learning, such as choice, rigor and advocacy. We will also investigate teaching strategies that help students create personal and communal meaning from their classes. Ultimately, we will test the assertion that effective learning and teaching has at least two important outcomes: to prepare students to become contributing citizens in our global community; and to honor and to support the work of dedicated teachers in a sustainable fashion.

Communicative approaches to DP classical languages: Applying second language acquisition pedagogy in your DP classical languages classroom - Elizabeth Szylejko
12 December 2018 at 3pm UTC

Second Language Acquisition (SLA) research and SLA aligned practices are increasingly informing pedagogy of Classical Languages. The goal of an acquisition-focused classroom is for students to internalize the forms and vocabulary of the language through encounters with its patterns in engaging and comprehensible contexts. This webinar will provide an introduction to principles of second language acquisition while concentrating on their application in the Classical Language classroom. Strategies for maximizing students’ exposure to the language vocabulary and grammatical features they encounter in Classical Language reading lists will be explored.