Fall IB: Psychology, Category 1 & 2

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.

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.

Statue of Lovett in front of Keck Hall

Category 1: This workshop is designed to prepare participants to teach a specific DP subject in a manner that supports the IB mission statement and philosophy. The workshop will focus on:
+ developing an understanding of the IB mission and philosophy through the programme model as a context for a holistic learning experience
+ the subject-specific guide and associated internal and external assessment requirements with practice marking activities of sample student work
+ structuring a course that integrates authentic assessment and encourages students to make links across the DP that will enhance their understanding
+ using the programme resource centre (formerly the online curriculum centre, or OCC) to access IB publications and network with other IB educators.

Category 2: This workshop is designed for participants who are keen to improve the teaching and learning experience in the DP classroom. The workshop will focus on:
+ assessing the links between IB Programme standards and practices (January 2014) to enhance the teaching and learning experience
+ developing strategies to improve student access to the DP; for example, differentiating the curriculum and offering multilingual classrooms
+ reviewing aspects of assessment to ensure that teaching and learning activities promote student achievement and address subject-specific assessment criteria, both internal and external
+ integrating the IB philosophy, theory of knowledge (TOK) and creativity, activity, service (CAS) to promote student understanding
+ understanding how collaborative planning increases connections between subjects that can reinforce knowledge, understanding and skills
+ the role of the extended essay supervisor and subject-specific assessment criteria
+ the implementation of DP policies and procedures
+ broad changes to the DP (newly published guides following a curriculum review will be the focus of specially designed category 3 workshops called “subject-specific seminars”).


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42880 Jennie Jamison On-campus 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday; 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday Sunday, October 7, 2018

INSTRUCTOR: Jennie Jamison
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: Jennie Jamison

Jennie Jamison has 32 years of experience teaching IB Psychology and 9 years of teaching TOK. Jennie has been an examiner and workshop leader for over 20 years and has been involved in the last 4 curriculum reviews in various roles. Jennie has degrees from N. C. State (B.A. Political science) and Virginia Commonwealth University (M.Ed. Counseling & B. S. Teaching history and the social sciences). She is the author of 6 texts for IB Psychology and is a frequent responder on Facebook and the OCC. Jennie is an avid hiker in Florida and in the Blue Ridge Mountains, practices Tai Chi and yoga, and is a long-time volunteer with Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. 

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