Fall IB: Coordination, Category 1

This workshop is designed to help new DP coordinators implement the programme in a manner that supports the IB mission statement and philosophy, while at the same time conforming to the DP programme standards and practices. 

Keck Hall, statue of Edgar Lovett at Rice University in the fall

By exploring various leadership and administration facets of the role, this workshop will focus on:

+ developing an understanding of the IB mission and philosophy through the DP model as a context for a holistic learning experience
+ the roles and responsibilities of the DP coordinator and possible strategies for implementing the DP in the context of the school in which participants work
+ supporting the various stakeholders related to the school’s Diploma Programme
+ IB programme standards and practices and the processes involved in application both for candidacy and authorization
+ key IB publications that inform the work of the DP coordinator
+ online systems, such as International Baccalaureate information system (IBIS) and the programme resource centre (formerly the online curriculum centre, or OCC), systems that are vital to the role of the DP coordinator.

By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will not only have a strong understanding of the underlying principles of the DP, but will also have begun to draft various school-specific documents to help with the ongoing implementation and growth of the DP.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42865 Elissa Morganti Banas On-campus 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday; 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday Sunday, October 7, 2018

INSTRUCTOR: Elissa Morganti Banas
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday; 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday
START DATE: Oct. 07, 2018

Instructor: Elissa Morganti Banas

Elissa (Elise) Banas resides in Buffalo, NY. She is in her 12th year as the IB DP Coordinator at City Honors School, the honors magnet for the City of Buffalo's public school system. She has been part of IBEN since 2010 and is a site visitor, consultant, and both a face-to-face and online workshop leader. She has led over 40 workshops, mainly in history and coordination. She holds a B.A. from SUNY at Geneseo and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. She was admitted to the NYS Bar, but does not currently practice. 

Term: Fall 2018

Start Date: Oct. 07, 2018

End Date: Oct. 09, 2018

Schedule: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday; 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday

Length: Sunday-Tuesday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $890

Early Registration: $840 if registering by July 7

Late Registration: $940 if registering after September 21

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 15

Continuing Education Units (CEU): 1.5