Category 1 workshops are designed to provide training and assistance for schools that have decided to apply for IB authorization. They are equally relevant for educators who are new to a school with an existing IB programme and those interested in joining an IB World School.
This workshop is designed to help educational leaders (school directors, principals, district officials, head teachers) to explore the philosophical and administrative implications of running the Diploma Programme (DP) in their school or schools, either when introducing a new programme or when joining an established one.
The workshop will focus on:
+ The IB Diploma Programme model and how it holistically links the IB Mission and philosophy, Approaches to Teaching and Learning, and the curriculum (Core and Subject Groups).
+ The implications for the school and its community of implementing the DP, including costs and staffing.
+ Strategies to support successful implementation of the DP across a range of school contexts.
+ The IB Programme Standards and Practices and the processes involved in application for candidacy and authorization and in the 5-year evaluation.
Paul Marble is the Executive Director of Sturgis Charter Public School (an “IB for All” school), in Hyannis, MA. Paul has served his entire career as a teacher and administrator in three Massachusetts high schools, including a private boarding school, large urban district school, and a charter public school. Paul taught IB English for six years; Theory of Knowledge for two years; was Principal of Sturgis for six years; became Executive Director in July of 2016; has made numerous presentations about the IB Diploma Programme and its implementation; is an IB Site Visitor; and is an IB Workshop Leader, helping IB teachers and leaders from across the nation support diverse learners in their IB schools and classrooms. He also has developed and led teacher workshops for the IB Organization's Bridging the Equity Gap project.
Term: Fall 2017
Start Date: Oct. 08, 2017
End Date: Oct. 10, 2017
Schedule: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday; 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday