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 help new DP Coordinators implement the programme and support the IB mission statement and philosophy. It will also explore the DP programme standards and practices, and the various leadership and administration facets of the role.
Topics will include the following:
+ developing an understanding of the IB mission and philosophy through the DP model as a context for a holistic learning experience
+ the roles and responsibilities of the DP coordinator and possible strategies for implementing the DP in the context of the school in which participants work
+ IB program standards and practices and the processes involved in application both for candidacy and authorization
+ Vital online systems, such as International Baccalaureate Information System (IBIS) and MyIB.
Participants will leave having gained a strong understanding of the underlying principles of the DP and have the knowledge and tools to effectively serve as an IB DP Coordinator.
Elissa (Elise) Banas resides in Buffalo, NY. She is in her 11th year as the IB DP Coordinator at City Honors School, the honors magnet for the City of Buffalo's public school system. She has been part of IBEN since 2010 and is a site visitor, consultant, and both a face-to-face and online workshop leader. She has led over 30 workshops, mainly in history and coordination. She holds a B.A. from SUNY at Geneseo and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. She was admitted to the NYS Bar, but does not currently practice.
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