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 interactive workshop will focus on the role of coordinator for the IB Diploma Programme. Topics will include understanding the IB organization, implementing the IB standards and practices, working with the DP circle model curriculum and how to build an accessible program within its parameters, recruitment and retention of students and building effective relationships within the school’s IB community. Participants will also discuss effective use of the tools for coordinators.
Topics will include the following:
+ The philosophy of the IB
+ Relevance of IB standards and practices in decision making
+ The structure of the DP circle, including concurrency of learning
+ Ways to implement an internationally-minded DP
+ The responsibilities of the DP coordinator
+ Authorization and evaluation processes
+ Recruitment, retention and access
+ Aligning school based grading with the DP assessment criteria
+ Working with teachers, parents and the local community
+ Student special assessment needs
+ Academic honesty
+ Working with teachers in a professional learning community
Dr. Jane Reed is in her 17th year as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme coordinator for North Kansas City High School, North Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She also teaches grade 12 IB English A: Literature HL. She has been in education for 29 years, including positions as an English teacher and high school counselor. Dr. Reed serves as a verification site visitor, consultant and workshop leader for the IB and is past-president of Midwest IB Schools, an Association of IB World Schools. She holds a B.S.E. in math and English from the University of Central Missouri, a master’s in counseling from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Saint Louis University.
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