Process Portfolio thoughts and reminders

Happy New Year! I’m going start the year by reminding my 2nd year students of the Process Portfolio. These students will be uploading their PP screens/pages in March/April so my first blog posts of 2017 relate to the PP. I don’t want in inundate you with too much too soon so will be posting in two installments, January and February. Duplication? First of all, be careful with some of the current OCC Teacher Support Material for the Process Portfolio. Some examples have a text-only ...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the OCC (“It’s a Nightmare!” “No it’s Fantastic!”)

The IB say "Welcome to your OCC...The OCC is a key resource for teachers, coordinators and other school stakeholders. The enhanced branding and colour scheme improves both navigability and usability in order to delight the many of you who depend on the site for information and collaboration". I get a lot of correspondence from art teachers about the OCC (ONLINE CURRICULUM CENTRE http://occ.ibo.org/ibis/occ/) , not all of it favourable, to put it mildly... The bad Teachers are frequently mystified and confused by the ...

The New TSM (Teacher Support Material) – A guided tour

Have you seen the new TSM (teacher support material)? It was first uploaded to the OCC (online curriculum centre) back in August and with the release of the new course, it makes vital (and interesting!) reading. Whilst the old TSM material consisted of a number of PDF files of labs, this new revamped version is more like an e-book and it is my intention to run over some of the highlights: The TSM now aims to support teachers in structuring and delivering ...