​International Baccalaureate Professional Development Workshops at Maltepe University

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

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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 for the 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 to share their 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 the above-mentioned 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 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.

Category 3 workshops related to specific subjects taught:

Category 3 workshops vary in terms of audience. Some are for more experienced educators who want to enhance their professional development portfolios. Others are for all educators – those with and without a great deal of experience. Participants will engage in detailed discussions on topics such as learning theory, pedagogy, assessment, and other scholarly interests. These workshops also cover subject-specific content, administrative and pedagogical leadership, and subject-specific seminars on changes to the IB curriculum.