Fall IB: Administrators, Category 1

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.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42203 Paul Marble On-campus 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday; 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday Sunday, October 8, 2017

Instructor: Paul Marble

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

Length: Sunday-Tuesday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $880

Early Registration: $830 (until July 8)

Late Registration: $930 (after September 24)

  • A laptop with WIFI capability.
  • A 3-minute presentation about their school, and why their school does – or is planning to do – the DP
  • Log-in for the Online Curriculum Centre (OCC), if their school is a Candidate or Authorized IB World School
  • A (digital or bound) copy of their Diploma Programme Coordinator’s job description.
  • Digital copies of:
    • Diploma Programme: From principles into practice
    • Programme Standards and Practices
    • The Guide to School Authorization: Diploma Programme [if not yet an authorized school]
    • Sample Application for Authorization: Dipoma Programme [if not yet an authorized school]
    • Programme Evaluation Guide and Self-Study Questionnaire: Diploma Programme [if an authorized school]