Fall IB: Visual arts, 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.

This workshop is designed to provide a forum for both newer and experienced IB Visual Arts teachers (and experienced teachers new to teaching IB Visual Arts but working in an authorized IB World School). The sessions will focus on programme delivery with an emphasis placed on active art experiences to investigate assessment, teaching and learning methodologies and exploring best practices in the classroom.

Topics will include the following:

+ Successfully preparing for the external and internal assessments
+ Creating a better understanding and use of the mark-band descriptors
+ Utilizing the subject report /occ/ resources
+ Linking TOK/international mindedness/learner  profile to the course
+ Supervising the extended essay


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42215 Travis Krause On-campus 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday; 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday Sunday, October 8, 2017

Instructor: Travis Krause

Travis Krause is currently an IB Visual Arts teacher at Greeley West High School in Greeley, Colorado. He is a roundtable leader, a workshop leader and former visiting examiner. Mr. Krause has also taught darkroom photography at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado and works as a studio artist. He has been a contributing and lead artist on many large scale public art projects and had the opportunity to work with notable artists such as Meg Saligman, Ella Yates and Tom/Jean Latka. He holds a B.A. in visual arts education from the University of Northern Colorado.

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

Length: Sunday-Tuesday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $880

Early Registration: $830 (until July 8)

Late Registration: $930 (after September 24)

  • A copy of the subject guide (For 2017) will be provided in hard copy format
  • Laptop computer
  • A small supply of art materials that can travel easily, i.e., small watercolor set, watercolor pencils, drawing tools, your own IW or sketchbook, etc.
  • 1-2 student IW’s, (now called a “Visual Arts Journal”)  if they will let you borrow them for the weekend
  • Ideas, resources or lessons directly related to best practices to share. You may wish to bring this on a flash drive.
  • Flash drive