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 will increase the understanding of the new IB History course (first exams - May 2017) including Internal Assessment and Extended Essay in History.
+ deepen the understanding of the requirements of the new History course
+ explore the three new elements of the IA: Identification and evaluation of sources, Investigation and Reflection.
+ focus on the Extended Essay requirements and assessment
+ become familiar with the assessment criteria, associated mark bands and the IB marking philosophy of ‘best fit”
+ explore useful strategies and ideas to help their students create effective research topics and questions and select the best sources for evaluation
+ share strategies that promote academic honesty and the proper referencing
+ read student exemplars (Paper 1, 2, 3 (HL), IA, EE) and mark them against the published assessment criteria
+ consider links with TOK discussions around the nature and acquisition of knowledge in the context of history
+ design or refine their history course which will reflect the needs, strengths, and interests of their students
Karine Guezalova is the IB DP Coordinator at Semiahmoo Secondary School, Surrey, BC, Canada, and teaches IB History and English A: Literature. She serves as a senior examiner for Extended Essay (History) and English A: Literature Paper 2 Higher Level, and as a moderator for IA (History). Karine has conducted workshops for three DP components: Extended Essay, History and English A: Literature. She was a member of the curriculum review committee for History in The Hague. She holds B.A. and B.Ed degrees from Azerbaijan University of Languages, a Magistr degree from Moscow Linguistic University, and an MA in English from Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada.
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