Professional development

The International Baccalaureate (IB) provides a range of professional development that supports effective educators and collaborative learning communities. The professional development opportunities include face-to-face and online workshops, webinars, blended learning and e-learning resources.

As part of the authorization process for becoming an IB World School, the IB requires all schools to ensure that teachers and administrators take part in IB-recognized professional development.

Find events and workshops to support your professional growth:

Educators can attend both online and face-to-face workshops arranged by the IB. These look at a range of topics, including pedagogy and leadership. Find workshops related to the PYP here.

Each year the IB presents several conferences and symposia. The IB Global Conferences offer opportunities for educational leaders, decision-makers, and practitioners from schools, universities and governments to exchange ideas and share practices. Find out more here.

Find events related to the PYP here.

In addition to paid professional development, the IB also provides free professional development resources.

Workshop nanos: Explore a range of nano PYP workshops. Each of them offers interactive modules to learn more about the PYP in under 30 minutes.

Free PD courses: You can also access courses to support your school’s transition to the 2020 Programme standards and practices (PSP) here.

The PYP playlist: The PYP playlist is a wide-range of e-learning of resources designed to help the entire learning community develop a deeper understanding of the programme.