• Agenda


    This agenda is subject to change.

    08:30 - 09:00 Welcome coffee and introduction
    09:00 - 10:30

    Session 1- Who are we and what do we think about ESS?

    • To explore the role of EVS in the teaching of ESS.
    • To explore the personal development of your EVS.
    • To share teaching strategies for developing EVS understandings.

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30

    Session 2-How can case studies enhance the curriculum?

    • To share examples of case studies on a protected area or a local environmental issue, prepared by participants.
    • To analyse the syllabus for opportunities to use a case study approach.

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
    13:30 - 15:00

    Session 3-How can we prepare students for Paper 1?

    • To become familiar with Paper 1 assessment.
    • To formulate strategies which will increase achievement in Paper 1.

    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 - 16:45

    Session 4-How can we plan for enhanced understanding in Challenging topics?

    • Identify challenging topics and common misconceptions.
    • Explore use of ‘Big Questions’ and the linking questions in the TSM to develop understanding.
    • Share teaching strategies for making the classroom more inclusive.

    09:00 - 10:30 Session 5-How can we enhance out PSOWs?

    • To provide an overview of the IA requirements in ESS.
    • To develop ideas and plan for how to enhance learning through the PSOW.
    • To share ideas and plan for effective fieldwork opportunities.

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30

    Session 6-What will be the best preparation for the IA?

    • To understand the nature of the IA and the assessment criteria.
    • To understand how the IA is graded.
    • Share ideas on how to facilitate this element of the assessment.
    • Plan how to improve success in this assessment.

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
    13:30 - 15:00

    Session 7-How can we prepare students for Paper 2?

    • To understand how Paper 2 is assessed.
    • To share ideas on the use of the big questions.
    • To share ideas on strategies for improving achievement of the assessment.

    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 - 16:45

    Session 8-How do the learner profile, international mindedness and TOK link to ESS?

    • To explore ideas related to international mindedness and learner profile
    • To explore the use of EVS as a medium to link to TOK.
    • To share ideas about enhancing TOK links in ESS.

    09:00 - 10:30

    Session 9-What does ‘action’ look like in ESS: enhancing the curriculum through EE and CAS?

    • To explore the meaning of ‘action’ in the context of ESS.
    • To enhance understanding of the Extended Essay assessment.
    • To explore ideas on promoting academic honesty.
    • To share ideas on how to stimulate action and about the organisation of the extended essay. 

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30

    Session 10-What do I need to do for the future in ESS?

    • To provide a final opportunity for sharing resources.
    • To allow time for planning for the future and embedding ideas from the workshop into teaching.

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