Cat: 3 | Visual Arts: from easel to screen, assessment for a digital age

21 - 23 Oct 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 all Diploma Programme (DP) visual arts teachers.

Participants will need to be conversant with the current Diploma Programme (DP) Visual arts guide, preferably having taught

students through at least one examination session.

Deepen your understanding of the new screen-based assessment of the IB DP visual arts course by focusing on the assessment and the e-submission process of the three components: comparative study, process portfolio and the exhibition. In this workshop, you will discuss the requirements and assessment criteria for each component, paying particular attention to the creation of the screens and to sharing good practice. You will be able to create screens and look at marked samples of candidates’ work in order to better understand what examiners are looking for when marking each of the components. You will also consider different ways of capturing visual arts work and different types of software that can be used to create the e-submission. Other key aspects of the workshop include approaches to teaching and learning visual arts in a digital era, the use of the DP unit planner for visual arts, and the use of checklists for teachers and candidates. This workshop also promotes and supports academic honesty within the DP visual arts.


Key features of this workshop:

  • Share experiences and good practice between IB artist educators
  • Discuss how to teach creativity and develop the optimal learning environment for visual art
  • Consider how to engender effective research skills and academic integrity
  • Share ways to present our student’s artwork to best meet the assessment criteria
  • Practice the assessment of all the components
  • Consider electronic media and 21st century approaches to the visual arts journal
  • Map the course and review the delivery of the components in our schools.
Workshop Leader(s)
Aymen Azzam

Aymen is a passionate international educator, who has worked internationally since 1994. He taught all grade levels from KG to Grade 12 implementing several national and international curricula’s.   Aymen worked with the IB as a member of the MYP…

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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.