• Agenda

    Agenda

    Administrators | Category 1

    21 JUNE, THURSDAY
    08:30 - 09:00 Welcome and introduction
    09:00 - 10:30 Session 1 - What is the IB?

    The International Baccalaureate is a well-established and innovative mission-driven educational organization, with four strong, well-respected programmes.

    Objectives for the session:

    • To explore the context in which participants and their schools are working, and why they are interested in the DP.
    • To construct an understanding of the IB: its programmes, the continuum, what types of schools adopt IB Programmes, how many schools there are and how it is organised - Global Centres, IBEN, examiners etc.
    • To examine the IB mission and Learner profile and for participants to evaluate how their schools align with the mission and LP, and IB’s goal of international-mindedness.
    • To examine how the IB works for recognition for the DP and Courses.
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30 Session 2What is the Diploma Programme? – Part 1 – The Diploma Programme Model

    The IB Diploma Programme is a holistic, mission-driven curriculum for 16 – 18 year olds. This is summarized in the DP Model.

    Objectives for the session:

      • To examine the components of the DP model and how these components are interrelated.
      • To discuss different ways of implementing the DP e.g. open access programmes, magnet programmes, full DP, DP Courses, DP courses online.
      • To examine how schools implement these models with the aid of typical student programmes and typical school schedules / timetables.
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
    13:30 - 15:00 Session 3What is the Diploma Programme? – Part 2 – The DP Core

    The DP Core is a unique combination of three elements that help to make the DP curriculum one of the best in the world.

    Objectives for the session:

      • To explain the Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course, and to discuss how it can be implemented in schools.
      • To explain the Extended Essay (EE), and to discuss how it can be implemented in schools.
      • To explain the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme, and to discuss how it can be implemented in schools.
    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 - 16:45 Session 4 - What is the Diploma Programme? – Part 3 – The Diploma Programme: From Principles to Practice

    The document The Diploma Programme: From Principles to Practice is an essential guide to what constitutes a good Diploma Programme.

    Objectives for the session:

      • To examine the IB publication The Diploma Programme: From Principles to Practice.
      • To identify key points and sections in The Diploma Programme: From Principles to Practice.
      • To evaluate how The Diploma Programme: From Principles to Practice can be used in planning how to run the Diploma Programme in a school.

    22 JUNE, FRIDAY
    09:00 - 10:30 Session 5 - The Programme Standards and Practices – Part 1 – Standards A & B1

    The IB Programme Standards and Practices lists the requirements that IB has for each programmes in each school. These requirements must be met for authorization and evaluation.

    The first 2 of the seven standards are A1 Philosophy and B1 Organization.

    Objectives for the session:

      • To examine the structure and purpose of the Standards and Practices.
      • To assess the importance of Standard A1 – Philosophy (Revisited from session 1) and Standard B1 - Organization, and their implementation in a school, including curriculum management and the requirement for policies such as that for academic honesty.
      • To describe and to evaluate the role of the Diploma Programme Coordinator.
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30 Session 6The Programme Standards and Practices – Part 2 – Standard B2

    Programme Standard B2 – Resources and Support, allows a school to identify what professional development, facilities and other resources are required to implement a good Diploma Programme. It is important to administrators because they need to know the financial and structural impact of the DP on their school.

    Objectives for the session:

      • To examine what resources and facilities are required for the DP – classrooms, library, laboratories, ICT?
      • To examine what staffing is required.
      • To evaluate what budgeting is required, including the cost of staffing and professional development?
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
    13:30 - 15:00 Session 7 - The Programme Standards and Practices – Part 3 – Standards C, The Curriculum

    The last of the Standards are those for the Curriculum: C1 Collaborative Planning, C2 Written Curriculum, C3 Teaching and Learning, C4 Assessment. For a school to successfully implement the DP’s holistic curriculum, attention must be paid to these and the other standards and practices.

    Objectives for the session:

      • To examine Curriculum Standards C 1 – 4, (C1 Collaborative Planning, C2 Written Curriculum, C3 Teaching and Learning, C4 Assessment)
      • To plan how participants will develop these Standards in their schools.
      • (One group) To examine the process and the specific requirements for Authorization and (Second group, according to school) to examine the process and specific requirements for Evaluation.
    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 - 16:45 Session 8 - Running a successful DP – Part 1 – Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATL)

    The IB has articulated its recommended Approaches to Teaching and Learning on its website:

    http://ibpublishing.ibo.org/dpatl . Whilst the IB does not require a prescribed teaching approach, it does make recommendations about teaching and learning styles.

    Objectives for the session:

      • To examine the Guide to ATL, considering:
    • -        Approaches to learning
    • -        Approaches to teaching
    • -        Pedagogical leadership
      • To examine ATL in practice using IB’s Videos, Case studies and Interviews and to assess its implementation in schools.
      • To examine and assess use of the ATL Self-reflection tool and the Unit Planners.

    23 JUNE, SATURDAY
    09:00 - 10:30 Session 9 - Running a successful DP – Part 2 – Connecting with stakeholders and marketing

    The importance for a successful Diploma Programme of good between stakeholders is examined, with a particular emphasis on marketing.

    Objectives for the session:

      • To appraise the organizational and curricular importance of each group of stakeholders: students, teachers, the DPC and the DP team, Senior Management, parents, Governors / boards of directors / owners etc., and local authorities
      • To develop strategies for ‘selling’ the programme to each group.
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30 Session 10 - Running a successful DP – Part 3 – Building and integrating

    Building and integrating: Once the Diploma Programme has started to run in a school it requires strategies for ongoing maintenance and improvement.

    Objectives for the session:

      • To plan the building of a strong DP team, and how to develop professional learning communities in school.
      • To examine how to integrate the DP with the rest of the school, including the IBCP if appropriate.
      • To plan how to evaluate and draw on student success after the DP, in universities and employment.
      • To develop individual schools’ IB Action Plans, for reflection on what has been learned in the workshop

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