Different Contexts, Same Issues is a FREE occasional series of practical guided conversations moderated by a different IB expert each session, with particular emphasis on what the IB looks like in your particular setting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We envision not a lecture, but an exchange of ideas and wonderings among peers, so that we can all learn from each other. We will gather virtually to offer and receive support from colleagues who are facing the same challenges we are. We hope to provide IB educators with helpful ideas in a relaxed conversation format.

This series is aimed at IB Coordinators and Administrators, as it will focus on how to support your staff in faithfully delivering IB instruction remotely. Classroom teachers are very welcome to attend and will also benefit from the conversation! 


WHEN: Last Tuesday of the month, from US 12:30 to 1:30 pm. 

HOW:                                               to receive the Zoom link for these FREE events.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, US EST 12:30 pm (UTC/GMT -5)

All Modes of Language Have a Voice

J. RAFAEL ANGEL MENDOZA started teaching in his native home country, Mexico, in 2000 and has been teaching in International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools since 2005. He has taught Spanish Language & Literature, and Language Acquisition Spanish, English, and French throughout IB's 3 regions. His involvement with the IB includes his collaboration in the design and standardization of the Teacher Support Materials for the MYP Next Chapter and his contributions to the MYP Language Acquisition Curriculum Review team. He currently serves as MYP Coordinator at GEMS International School in Dubai, U.A.E. He is the author of Hodder Education's Spanish for IB MYP and the Spanish Ab Initio for IB DP. He holds a BA in Foreign Language teaching and Learning from the University of Guadalajara; and an MA in Education with a focus on Approaches to Teaching and Learning from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). 

Previous Chats in This Series

The Impact of ATL in MYP Assessment

Moderated by Patricia Villegas

Developing Students' Self-Management Skills in a Virtual World

Moderated by Alfonso García Williams

Tools for Inquiry in an Asynchronous Classroom

Moderated by Maria Marta Caballero


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