IGB International School (IGBIS) recently hosted the IB Asia Pacific Regional Workshop, where 98 administrators, heads of schools, and International Baccalaureate (IB) programme coordinators gathered to participate in a number of professional development workshops. The workshop attendees ranged from people from school interested in becoming an IB school, to people from schools who had been offering the IB programmes for more
than 25 years.
The school hosted six leadership workshops, with IGBIS’ three IB programme coordinators participating in the event. The workshops fell into two broad categories: one which focused on the IB philosophy and implementation, and one which focused on delivery of two of the four IB programmes of education (the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP)). The workshops spanned a range of topics, from talking about the MYP (a workshop for heads of schools and coordinators), to talking about administering the DP. One of the workshops, ‘Delivering the MYP Curriculum’, was led by IGBIS’ MYP Coordinator, Mr. Darryl Harding
Although IGBIS is only in its fifth year of operation, this is the third time the school has hosted an IB Workshop, accommodating educators from around the Asia-Pacific region. Plans are in place for the school to host another regional workshop in September 2019, where educators will again share knowledge and information, and network with colleagues from across the region.