The IB offers innovative online professional development (PD) workshops during our twelve monthly sessions.
Workshops are delivered in designated sessions; each session starts on the first Wednesday of every month.
Each online PD workshop is four weeks long, primarily asynchronous (self-paced) and led by an experienced online facilitator, available for guidance and feedback throughout the workshop.
Online workshops offer participants a unique opportunity to network, share experiences and best practices with other teachers around the world.
There are over 400 workshops available in English, French and Spanish through our online learning platform, providing a wide range of options for new and experienced educators. Our wide availability of workshops online aims to cater to educators across knowledge levels and expertise.
Find workshops using our web search tool. You can filter your research by keyword(s), location, category, programme, delivery option, or language.
You can also see a detailed list of all IB-approved workshops in our latest IB Workshops and Services catalogue.
Online workshops consist of four modules of one week each. Participants are expected to actively engage regularly throughout the workshop, at least three times per module – at the beginning, middle and end of each module – and should dedicate a minimum of four hours per module to completing all required tasks.
Key benefits of online workshops
Some of the benefits of online workshops include the following:
- They are more cost-effective than their face-to-face (F2F) equivalents,
- The same topics and concepts are covered as for F2F workshops
- As an asynchronous online option, they offer much more flexibility and accessibility
- Schools under authorization or evaluation can take online workshops to meet PD requirements
- Participants can access the online platform anywhere, at any time that best suits them, without incurring travel or accommodation costs.
Read more about workshops pricing in our Global chart of professional development delivery offerings here (PDF, 263 KB).
Certificates of Completion
A completion certificate will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the workshop. Please read our completion requirements here.
Have you already completed a workshop? You can access your certificate of completion here.
For any cancellation occurring 22 days or more prior to the first day of the workshop, a full refund of any registration fees paid will be credited to your school account, which can be used toward other IB invoices.
The IB reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to low enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. We endeavour to give participants as much advance notice as possible of any change to their enrolment. In the unlikely event that the IB must cancel a workshop, we will refund any registration fee paid to your school account, which can be used toward other IB invoices.
Credit card payments will be refunded to the same card used at registration.
For more information, please read our frequently asked questions and answers.