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About us

The company started in 2003, when it became apparent that training for IB Diploma teachers was sporadic, yet most teachers who attended face-to-face workshops gained a massive amount of inspiration and came back to the classroom revitalised. 

IBICUS started small with a few teachers getting together to share ideas.  Since then, we have run hundreds of workshops for around 15,000 teachers from over 900 schools in over 100 countries.   IBICUS is licensed by and works in cooperation with the IB which ensures that we meet their rigorous quality-assurance standards.

We firmly believe in the philosophy of the IB and have seen that putting it into practice in schools changes the experience of the student and teacher for the better. The workshops are intensive but productive, as experience and feedback tell us that this is the way most of you like them. Groups are generally small so you have time to discuss your questions and most participants find that they leave the workshops with a network of new colleagues with whom they can continue sharing ideas. 

We know that teachers work hard and hope that you leave our workshops with concrete ideas to put into practice, some hints and tips on teaching the courses, some new colleagues and having had an experience that is inspirational as well as enjoying the experience. We look forward to meeting you.

IBICUS are leaders in IB teacher training in the IBAEM region. Our workshop leaders are fully-trained professionals, each with many years of IB teaching and varied assessment experience.

Each subject-specific workshop covers all aspects of teaching the subject, from course design and best teaching practices to internal and external assessment. The philosophy of the IB and the core (Extended Essays, Theory of Knowledge and CAS in relation to the subject) are also covered and category guidelines met.

Testimonials

  • The course was great. Could not have asked for more in a cat 1 TOK course. The resources, organisation and the workshop leaders were spot on.

    TOK
  • This workshop was one of the best I've ever attended. Everything from the flow of the schedule to the catering to the workshop sessions went flawlessly. We spent time sharing ideas, raising concerns, validating the complexity of our topic, debating opinions, listening to reason and much more. Though exhausting, I walked away knowing that it was time well spent.

    Math IA SL/HL
  • My workshop was excellent. I learned so much…. our workshop leader was brilliant, kept it light and focused and has knowledge beyond what I could have imagined.

    DP Coordination
  • Simon was great! Very informative and everything I needed was answered. Materials shared prior to the workshop were very useful. Overall it was an excellent experience. I would highly recommend to anyone!

    Vis Arts
  • Great resources, organization, communication, marking exercises, group activities, opportunity to ask questions, food, venue, WIFI access, timings and parking!

    Psychology
  • My third time with IBICUS. They keep getting better.

    Managing EE
  • Credible, knowledgeable and approachable. I very much enjoyed listening to and working with Marta. I can return to my school ready to share knowledge with colleagues and implement ideas in my school.

    ATL in the DP
  • Brilliant energy, fantastic knowledge. Excellent organization.

    DP Coordination
  • The workshop was great and the group of attendees internationally minded and fun. There was much learning and quality conversations, not to mention the sharing of experiences and ideas... Thank you for taking such good care of us! Administrators
  • A really tremendous workshop. Vicky was challenging, extremely structured, thorough, attended to each participant's needs, and carried it all off with a sense of fun and professionalism. Your organisation was excellent and the location ideal. One of the best IB workshops ever!

    Language A: Lang and Lit
  • Great workshop…Vicky was so helpful and I now feel so much more confident.

    English A: Lang and Lit
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the course and have learnt so much. I feel much more confident and am actually looking forward to getting started with the teaching of it now! It all feels slightly less daunting after spending the last few days with such enthusiastic people with so many great ideas.

    Geography