140 Characters in the IB Classroom

"Twitter" flickr photo by Uncalno https://flickr.com/photos/uncalno/8537569665 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license The word "Twitter" (as in a certain social media platform) has been turning up more and more in the news recently.  Twitter itself isn't new (if you're interested, you can read the history of Twitter in this post on lifewire), and it isn't new in education.  But as it is being talked about right now, I thought it might be a good time to take a closer ...

2015 Professional Development Opportunities for IB Educators

Professional Development is not only important to keep abreast of curriculum changes, but also to be involved in a highly-professional network of IB teachers that is engaging, enhances lifelong learning and enables sharing of best practices. All of which continue to help keep your teaching inspiring and stimulating.   For schools to be part of this, it can be expensive. OSC, however, continues to increase access to cost-effective IB Professional Development.   For you: IBSCA IB Authorised Workshops, Online IB Workshops, College Counselling Course.     IBSCA ...

how to get the most out of your PD

In June and July teachers are usually on a mid-year or mid-term break. During these holidays educators often use that time productively and opt for some form of Professional Development. Choosing  your PD demands some thoughtful planning. Otherwise the opposite, i.e. opting for what turns out to a ‘bad workshop’, not only elicits an angry reaction but it also can put a sour taste on PD for a long time to come. Good PD is certainly not what is exemplified in this following ...

Professional Development Opportunities for IBDP Music Teachers

Triple A Learning’s highly successful Online IB Teacher Workshops are available through OSC, providing teachers with an ideal and cost-effective professional development opportunity for teachers and school staff who cannot take time away from school. From October 2013, we will be running the following online workshops for Music teachers: Musical Links Investigation What's so great about the online workshops for Music teachers? Take place over the internet using a Virtual Learning Environment Asynchronous - allowing participants to log in when it suits them Flexible to work around ...

Professional Development Opportunities for IBDP Economics Teachers

Triple A Learning’s highly successful Online IB Teacher Workshops are available through OSC, providing teachers with an ideal and cost-effective professional development opportunity for teachers and school staff who cannot take time away from school. From October 2013, we will be running the following online workshops for Economics teachers: Managing a successful Business and Economics Department Maths in Economics - getting the numbers right for HL Paper 3 What's so great about the online workshops for Economics teachers? Take place over the internet using a Virtual Learning ...

Professional Development Opportunities for IBDP CAS Teachers

Triple A Learning’s highly successful Online IB Teacher Workshops are available through OSC, providing teachers with an ideal and cost-effective professional development opportunity for teachers and school staff who cannot take time away from school. From October 2013, we will be running the following online workshops for CAS teachers: Developing and extending CAS The transforming power of experiential learning in CAS What's so great about the online workshops for CAS teachers? Take place over the internet using a Virtual Learning Environment Asynchronous - allowing participants to log ...

Professional Development Opportunities for IBDP ToK Teachers

Triple A Learning’s highly successful Online IB Teacher Workshops are available through OSC, providing teachers with an ideal and cost-effective professional development opportunity for teachers and school staff who cannot take time away from school. From October 2013, we will be running the following online workshops for ToK teachers: Getting started with a TOK programme TOK - Areas of Knowledge What's so great about the online workshops for ToK teachers? Take place over the internet using a Virtual Learning Environment Asynchronous - allowing participants to log ...

Professional Development Opportunities 2013-14

If you are a teacher, before the summer break, take time to review the Professional Development opportunities that are going to be available in 2013-14. IBSCA Teacher Workshops IBSCA is authorised and approved by the IB to deliver IB Teacher Workshops across the PYP, MYP and DP programmes. In 2013-14 over 65 workshops will be running, covering a wide range of subjects in all three categories. In September, 27th to 29th, seven Diploma workshops are being held at Birmingham University. DP CAS Coordination (Category 1) DP Coordination (Category ...

VISITING FOR THE LAST TIME

I start interviewing students and making my final school visits in about two weeks. Sad but true. I started teaching DP visual arts 26 years ago in an international school (International School Moshi) set in the foothills of Kilimanjaro, and stayed for eight years, and during that time also became a visiting examiner, so I was able to visit and interview students in international schools in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam. I also bounced about the Far East for a while (teaching DP visual ...