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Source: International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. There are more than 900,000 IB students in over 140 countries.

Dear Colleague,

I am delighted to announce the May 2011-April 2012 catalog of Global Professional Development (PD) offerings.

We are dedicated to creating professional development opportunities that enhance IB educators’ professional growth and respond to the changing demands of providing high-quality international education in the 21st century.

This catalog lists all of the workshops, both face to face and online, that we and our approved providers currently offer.

However, we are constantly developing new workshops, and those will be advertised by each region as they are ready to be scheduled.

As a leader in international education, we offer workshops for educators at every experience level. See pages 2-3 for a detailed explanation of the goals and objectives for each workshop category.

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As a rule, Category 1 workshops are for schools that have decided to apply for IB authorization, or for educators who are new to a school with an existing IB programme.

Category 2 workshops are designed for educators who have completed category 1 training, so there is more emphasis on teaching and learning methodologies and exploring best practice in the classroom.

Finally, Category 3 workshops provide a forum for experienced educators to explore learning theory, pedagogy, and other scholarly interests. They also provide a way to study subject specific content in depth.

In the context of the IB, professional development can be viewed as an ongoing commitment of our educators to be critical, self-reflective practitioners.

This encourages a culture of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

This is not only for the benefit of professional and personal growth but also to help improve the learning experiences and outcomes for all of our students.

We are constantly working with IB educators and others to design innovative category 3 workshops, which we will continue to add to this catalog and include on our website. For the most current information on workshops being offered, be sure to visit ibo.org/events.

I hope that you find a rich selection of workshops inside these pages that inspire and excite you. IB educators are a unique community, and the fact that your peers are instrumental in the development of each workshop should ensure their relevance to your success in the classroom.

I welcome your thoughts, suggestions and comments.

Best wishes,

Anthony Tait
Global Professional Development Director

Video: IB Asia Pacific Professional Development Workshops

From the International Baccalaureate’s Asia Pacfic regional workshops

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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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