International Baccalaureate Workshops


MCPS Summer International Baccalaureate Workshops

Please join us for this year's IB Summer Institute on August 20-21, 2018 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 2018 workshop details, please read workshop descriptions below.

Workshop Registrations are now CLOSED. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email the workshop coordinator at

2018 Summer Workshops Offered:

PYP Program
Investigating Inquiry

How can we support student inquiry? Students’ own curiosity provides the most effective provocation for learning that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant.

  • investigate how using an inquiry-based pedagogy has the capacity to lead students  to a deeper understanding of concepts through the construction of new knowledge
  • inquire into specific strategies and questions relating to an      inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning
  • discover how the reflective process is an essential component in    becoming a life-long learner 

Click here to download the IBO PYP-Inquiry Workbook Guide

Diploma Program
Approaches to Teaching and Learning for DP/CP Classroom Teachers

This workshop will explore the approaches to teaching and learning that are at the heart of an IB education. The workshop will focus on:

  • developing an enhanced understanding of the educational philosophy underpinning IB programs
  • exploring practical strategies that can help prepare students to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world
  • draw on your own experiences and the experiences of other IB practitioners, as well as on insights from experts in the field
  • develop a deliberate and dynamic approach to approaches to
    teaching and learning in the Diploma and Career related

Click here to download the IBO DP-ATL Workbook Guide

IB Self-Study Steering Committee Planning Meeting
Each IB World School is regularly evaluated to ensure that the standards and practices of the IB program are being maintained. Evaluation takes place at least once every five years and as part of the process, the school engages in a self-study that is a key element in the school’s continual improvement.  This self-study is guided, and composed, by a school's chosen steering committee. Hellgate High School and Big Sky High School staff members that are part of their IB reauthorization steering committees will be meeting on the afternoon of Wednesday August, 22nd (following the IB workshops) to formally begin this self-study process.