Cat: 1 | Biology

3 - 5 Oct 2024 | VIRTUAL - 08:30-13:30 UK time
The International Baccalaureate (IB)

(+20% UK VAT applicable for UK schools only). A late booking surcharge will be applied to all bookings made within 10 days of a workshop start date.

Workshop Format

Featuring 12 hours of intensive, live interactive virtual workshops plus up to 3 hours offline; over 3 consecutive days with 4 hours of synchronous workshop per day.  Fully authorised and certified by the IB.  Delivered virtually by IB-trained expert workshop leaders on ZOOM.

Timings: 09:00-13:30 UK time each day with a pre-workshop set-up meeting starting at 08:30 UK time on Day 1.

About the workshop

This workshop is designed for subject-group teachers new to the DP at established IB World Schools and teachers from interested or candidate schools preparing for authorization.  

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

  • develop a deep understanding of the IB organization: its history, mission statement, learner profile, IB continuum and the international dimension
  • consider the impact of the centrality of the IB learner profile and approaches to teaching and learning in the DP and CP models
  • consider how the course makes links with theory of knowledge (TOK) and creativity, activity, service (CAS) and takes the CP context into consideration
  • explore the nature of the extended essay (EE) and the role of the supervisor, to include reference to world studies interdisciplinary EE
  • develop an understanding of student and teacher approaches to inquiry in the classroom
  • design course outlines that align with curriculum requirements, aims and assessment objectives of the subject, IB terminology and the relevant standards
  • design student engagements for interactions with the syllabus concepts and content
  • articulate the assessment requirements
  • create formative assessment tasks that will equip students with the required factual, procedural and conceptual knowledge that support the summative assessment task(s)
  • use assessment criteria to make judgments about student achievement (criterion-related, best fit)
  • interact with and explore the TSM and subject-specific teaching and learning resources on the programme resource centre and in the programme communities throughout the curriculum life cycle
  • select and analyse suitable resources that support teaching and learning in an IB classroom
  • promote the importance of academic integrity
  • participate in professional learning communities within and beyond your school to facilitate the transfer of professional development
Workshop Leader(s)
Richard Scarr

Richard Scarr studied Biology at King’s College, London and has a PGCE from Keele University. He has over 30 years of experience in international education and has recently retired from Campion School Athens where he was Deputy Head and teacher…

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Richard Scarr
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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