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.
Participants explore effective teaching, learning, and assessment strategies in the Language and Literature subject group as they prepare for authorization or for teaching in an already established MYP School.
These workshops encourage participants to:
+ Develop a collaborative and collegial approach to the structures and principles of the subject group aims and objectives, concepts, contexts, and approaches to learning skills
+ Prepare effective teaching, learning and assessment strategies and design tasks that will support the Implementation of the subject groups and guidelines
+ Create relevant, innovative and challenging student-centred environments
+ Align their educational beliefs and values to reflect those of the IB in order to create a challenging programme of international education
Rachel Johns is an experienced Language and Literature teacher and MYP Coordinator. She has taught grades 6-8 in Montgomery County, Maryland for more than 15 years and has coordinated her school’s Middle Years Programme for the last 6 years in addition to maintaining part-time teaching responsibilities.
She has worked with the IB Organization for the last 10 years as a workshop leader, school consultant, school site visitor, and a reader of MYP applications. She has earned a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on teaching in the International Baccalaureate Progamme from George Mason University. She loves how the Middle Years Programme has evolved and is excited to teach you about how to implement the program in a Language and Literature classroom.
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