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. This workshop will explore the philosophical and administrative implications of the IB programme standards and practices and requirements with reference to the implementation of the Diploma Programme.
Topics will include the following:
+ Develop a deep understanding of the IB organization, its history, mission, IB continuum
+ Use elements of the IB programme standards and practices as a guide for decisions regarding implementation of the programme
+ Consider the impact of the centrality of the IB learner profile and approaches to teaching and learning and learning in the DP model
+ Evaluate the different ways to implement the DP e.g. open access programmes, magnet programmes, full Diploma Programme, Diploma Programme courses
+ Consider the selection and retention of suitable staff
+ Consider an overview of the authorization process
Charles Ryder currently serves as the Principal of the Secondary School (grades 6-12) at Meridian School. Meridian School is a K-12 charter school in Round Rock, Texas, authorized for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programs. Prior to his time at Meridian School, Charles Ryder was a History teacher at Pflugerville Middle School (Austin), then a History teacher and IB DP Coordinator at Uplift North Hills Preparatory (Irving, Texas). He has also served as a reader for the AP European History exam, and an assistant examiner for IB History in the Extended Essay and Paper 3 (Americas). He holds a BA in History and English from the University of Texas at Austin.
Term: Winter 2018
Start Date: Feb. 08, 2018
End Date: Feb. 10, 2018
Schedule: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday