Category 2 workshops are designed to provide a forum for experienced IB educators, focusing on programme delivery. Emphasis is placed on assessment, teaching and learning methodologies, and exploring best practices in the classroom.
This workshop is designed for counselors, post-secondary advisors, or career guidance officers who have at least one year of experience working in a school within a Diploma Programme or recently appointed counsellors, post-secondary advisors, or career guidance counsellors working with IB students from an established Diploma Programme in an IB World School.
The workshop is designed to review and update counselors on the standards and practices of the Diploma Programme to support momentum and maximize student attainment.
A goal of the workshop is to define and discuss the role of the IB counselor and learn strategies to support the effectiveness of the counsellor working with IB students.
Counsellors learn to keep abreast of changes in the DP and articulate the outcomes to properly advise students towards diploma attainment and post-secondary options.
Participants will explore current trends in post-secondary options and access, as well as learn strategies to effectively communicate with universities.
Mary MacDonald resides in Eastern Canada and is a retired Diploma Programme (DP) coordinator and high school counsellor with 30+ years of experience in the field of education. She currently holds many roles as an IB Educator including workshop leader, five year evaluation and verification team lead and team member, as well as reader.
During her school career, she was involved in managing and overseeing student services, district trauma co-lead, counsellor and mentor, school leadership team member, university relations committee member, and university association of registrars and admissions conference speaker. She was also a member of the Atlantic Canada IB association and currently acts as President of that association.
She holds a Business Diploma, an immersion certificate (French), a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, (textile and design major) and a Masters of Education in Counselling.
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