Cat: 1 | Music (NEW Curriculum)

16 - 18 Sept 2021 | 09:00 UK
The International Baccalaureate (IB)
STANDARD FEE £695.00 + VAT (if applicable)

A late booking surcharge of £100 will be applied to all bookings made 10 days or less in advance of a workshop

About the workshop

This workshop is recommended for

Diploma Programme (DP) subject-group teachers new to the DP at established IB World Schools and teachers from interested or candidate schools preparing for authorisation.


This workshop is designed to prepare participants to teach the subject in a manner that supports the IB mission statement and philosophy. The workshop will focus on:

  • An introduction to the new Music DP syllabus set for implementation in the Fall of 2020 with first exams being Spring 2022. 
  • A study of the relationships, applications and connections of the Approaches to Teaching and Learning to the new music syllabus. 
  • Discussion of concepts and ideas on building and developing an effective music journal. 
  • Sharing ideas on the development of a culture of Inquiry Based learning. 
  • The study of contextual concepts within the curriculum. 
  • An overview of the syllabus components including exploring, performing, experimenting and presenting music. 
  • An investigation of the perspective of the music student as researcher, creator and performer. 
  • Assessment guidelines 


Choose a Category 1 workshop if

  • You are new to the faculty of a longstanding IB World School and have not taught in an IB programme previously.
  • You are aware of the IB philosophy and programme structure but are not experienced in teaching or administering the IB.
  • You are familiar with the IB subject guide (including assessment procedures, moderation) and would like greater confidence before teaching a course.
  • You have inherited a course and would like a review before teaching it to suit your own style and expertise.
Workshop Leader(s)
Jim Yarnell

Jim has close to forty years of teaching experience in international music education. He currently serves on the music faculty at The American School of The Hague in The Netherlands, where he teaches instrumental music, music technology as well as…

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Jim Yarnell
About your booking

Once you have made your booking, you will receive an automatically generated BOOKING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and an invoice (or a receipted invoice if you have paid by credit card). Shortly after that, once we have processed your booking, you will receive an email from us with further information.

Once we have confirmed that the workshop will go ahead we will send you a confirmation email and an information pack which tells you everything that you need to know about joining your sessions. The links to join your sessions will be sent to you by email around 2 days before your sessions start.

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IBICUS organises teacher training programmes for schools in over 130 countries around the world.

Originally established to support the IB Schools community, we have been authorised by the IBO to run their full range of official certified Professional Development teacher-training workshops since 2003. We also offer Masterclasses and Seminars for IB and non-IB schools and specialist training for individual schools.


All our workshops listed as starting at 09:00 UK time run to the same timetable:

Day 1 08:30-08:55 set up
  09:00-13:30 inc breaks
Day 2 09:00-13:30 inc breaks
Day 3 09:00-13:30 inc breaks


The entire 2021 calendar will be delivered virtually.

All of our workshops are intensive, interactive and delivered via ZOOM. Although it’s great to be in the same room, the intensive nature of our format (4 hours per day with short breaks) means that everyone really retains focus and stays on- point.