ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Maltepe University of ─░stanbul, Turkey, has been officially recognized as an IB Workshop Provider and in November 2017 will be hosting four face-to-face International Baccalaureate (IB) dual-language (English and Turkish) professional development workshops for IB teachers, coordinators and administrators in Diploma Program between 23-25 November, 2017 in cooperation with the IB. The workshops will be:

  • Language A: Literature (Turkish, Category 1 & 2),
  • Turkey in the Twentieth Century (Category 1 & 2),
  • Coordination (Category 1) and
  • Administration (Category 1)

Participants who attend all sessions will receive a certificate from the IB.

Workshop leaders and the Dual Language Format:
All workshops will be led by IB-approved leaders. The Dual-language format is to make the trainings more accessible for those Turkish speaking staff whose English speaking proficiency may not be at a fluent level (especially for the workshops in Turkish Literature, Turkey in the Twentieth Century and administration). The workshop leaders will be bi-lingual, or there will be a team member supporting the leader with translation where necessary. Most of the workshop materials will be translated into Turkish, but there will be the English originals also available for cross-referencing.

General information on Workshop Categories:
Category 1

The IB philosophy and applications will be the focus of these workshops planned for Administrators and Coordinators of the schools that are new to the IB or are in the process of authorization or are in the interested status. Even if the school is not new to the IB, the administrator or the Coordinator may be new to the program, or they may want to revamp their knowledge in order to help the new comers.
Therefore, the Category 1 Workshops are suitable fort he teachers of schools that have applied for authorization, or have just started or are thinking of working at an IB school. The program encompasses the following:
Basic philosophy of the program and curriculum model
Program standards and practices according to the roles of the participants
Framework appropriate for their educational program

Category 2:
During Category 2 Workshops examples of in-class evaluation, teaching and learning methods, and best practices will be worked on. This program is prepared for teachers who are already teaching inthe program.
Since the participants know the program and are experienced in its assessment procedures, they will be able tos hare thei┼čr experiences and best practices. The following will be covered:

  • Making connection betweenthe program framework and classroom practices
  • Deepening their understanding of the assessment of IB programs
  • Discuss and analyze the standards and practices befitting their roles.
  • Category 1 & 2 workshops that will be carried out together

Language A Literature (Turkish)
Turkey in the Twentieth Century
The workshop language for these courses will be Turkish. These workshops will be for teachers who are both new to the program and also for those who have already had some experience in the program. Examples of practical classroom applications and assessment samples will be shared and discussed.

Category 1 Workshops for Administrators
This workshop is recommended for top or middle level educational leadership like the principles or assistant principles of schools that are in the interested category or are preparing for or already have the IB DP at their schools.
This workshop is designed to support the educational leaders to implement the educational program in sync with the IB mission and philosophy and the following topics will be covered:

  • Understanding the IB mission and philosohy well in order to achieve holistic educational experiences using the DP program model as the context,
  • Implications of IB DP practices on the school including expenses and procurement of staff,
  • Various strategies for successful implementation of DP across a range of schools,
  • Standards and practices to be used both during candidacy and authorization process (Jan. 2014)

Category 1 Workshops for Coordinators
Recommended for new coordinators who are going to start working at schools that are preparing for DP, or those who are candidate or already authorized.
This workshop is designed to support the DP Coordinators to implement the program in sync with the IB mission and philosophy.

Workshop content:

  • Understanding the IB mission and philosophy using the DP program model as the context,
  • The role and responsibilities of the DP Coordinator, and strategies that may be used for implementation of the DP at the schools where the participants will be working,
  • Standards and practices to be used during both candidacy and authorization processes (Jan. 2014),
  • Key IB publications that inform the coordinators,
  • On-line systems such as the IBIS and OCC that have very important role fort he coordinators to fulfill their responsibilities.

During the workshop, the participants will understand the basic principles of the DP, while at the same time start drafting documents specific for their schools for the implementation and development of the program.

Category 1 Workshops related to specific subjects taught:
Recommended for:
Teachers who are new in teaching the DP program of IB World Schools that are in the interested category, or are preparing for, or already have the IB DP at their schools. Teachers need to register only to a program in the area they are going to teach.
These workshops prepare the participants to teach according to IB mission and philosophy with  holistic educational experiences. Teachers will work on subject-specific guides, authentic assessment criteria, sample student assessment, preparing course material that encourage links between different subjects by the students and how to use the OCC-the online curriculum center and the IB publications.

Category 2 Workshops related to specific subjects taught:
Recommended for:

Teachers who have prepared their students for at least one examination session and thus have gained some experience in their area in DP. They are for those who want to improve the teaching and learning experiences in the classroom. Following topics will be covered during the workshop:
In-class assessment, teaching and learning methods, sharing of best practices, linking program framework and classroom practice, enhancing present knowledge on the assessment and evaluation of IB programs, as well as discussing and analyzing the standards and practices relevant to their roles.