International Baccalaureate Workshops

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MCPS Summer International Baccalaureate Workshops

Please join us for this year's IB Summer Institute on June 17-19, 2019 at the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education & Human Sciences, on the University of Montana Campus.  These Missoula County Public School hosted workshops provide educational leaders, decision makers and practitioners from local schools, to come together and share best practices around cultivating the way we educate students. Motivated by the IB mission, these workshops foster partnerships, participation and provided a forum for discussions on educational quality.  The 15-hour trainings are offered over 2.5 days.  12 PIR/15 OPI credits will be offered to all participants who complete the class.  For more 2019 workshop details, please read workshop descriptions below.

Workshop Registration will open in April 1st.  Workshops will be limited to 25 participants each so make sure to register early!  For further questions, please email the IB Workshop Coordinator at: michelle.eckert@umontana.edu.

2019 Summer Workshops Offered:

Primary Years Program (PYP): Personal, Social, and Physical Education - Well-being
Recommended for: Experienced Primary Years Program (PYP) teachers and coordinators. (Category 3)

Well-being is intrinsically linked to all aspects of a learner’s experience at school and beyond. Personal, social and physical education (PSPE) is integral to teaching and learning in the PYP; it is embodied in the learner profile and represents the qualities of internationally minded learners and effective, lifelong learners.  This workshop explores the responsibility that all members of the school community have for the well-being of their students - not just the classroom teacher or the physical education teacher alone - and how the PYP concepts are a vehicle for developing physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social well-being. You will look at how the PSPE scope and sequence directly supports the development of the transdisciplinary skills and highlights the transdisciplinary nature of the PYP.

Middle Years Program (MYP): Creating Authentic Units in the MYP
Recommended for: Experienced IB practitioners in the Middle Years Program (MYP). (Category 3)

This workshop will provide concrete strategies to assist teachers in creating a learning culture that connects cognitive and constructivist learning theories to MYP real-world assessment practices. Effective teaching is a process, not a technique, and is rooted in authentic assessment practices. There is a deep exploration of how formative and summative assessments work together to create a well-defined approach to making learning meaningful and authentic.
This workshop aims to:

  • develop your understanding of how assessment informs the teaching and learning of students
  • provide you with a variety of strategies and pedagogies that support the practical application of MYP assessment philosophy
  • allow you to reflect on how the design of assessment impacts the culture of teaching and learning in your schools, beginning with writing a school assessment policy.

Diploma Program (DP): Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
Recommended for: Diploma Program (DP) subject-group teachers. (Category 2)

These workshops are designed to prepare participants to teach specific DP subject in a manner that supports the IB mission statement and philosophy. The workshop will focus on:

  • developing an understanding of the IB mission and philosophy through the program model as a context for a holistic learning experience
  • the subject-specific guide and associated internal and external assessment requirements with practice marking activities of sample student work
  • structuring a course that integrates authentic assessment and encourages students to make links across the DP that will enhance their understanding
  • using the program resource center to access IB publications and network with other IB educators.

Diploma Program (DP): Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation
Recommended for: Diploma Program (DP) subject-group teachers. (Category 2)

These workshops are designed to prepare participants to teach specific DP subject in a manner that supports the IB mission statement and philosophy. The workshop will focus on:

  • developing an understanding of the IB mission and philosophy through the program model as a context for a holistic learning experience
  • the subject-specific guide and associated internal and external assessment requirements with practice marking activities of sample student work
  • structuring a course that integrates authentic assessment and encourages students to make links across the DP that will enhance their understanding
  • using the program resource center to access IB publications and network with other IB educators.