Different Contexts, Same Issues is a FREE monthly 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 EDT 12:30 to 1:30 pm (UTC/GMT -4).
HOW: to receive the Zoom link for these FREE events.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, US EDT 12:30 pm (UTC/GMT -4)
Developing Students' Self-Management Skills in a Virtual World
ALFONSO, GARCÍA WILLIAMS has been an educator for over 30 years. He holds a MA in pedagogy and specialises in inclusive education. He has worked for several IB schools and led the implementation of IB programmes. As an IBEN educator, he has worked closely with the IB Inclusive Education and Continuum teams in the development of inclusive education resources. He co-created the 2011 Creating Inclusive Classrooms workshop and then delivered it in more than 30 cities across the Americas and Europe. He was part of the MYP Global Committee (2012-2014) and has presented nationally and internationally on curriculum development, international education, leadership, and inclusive education. He has led trainings and workshops for parents and professionals, particularly in the area of inclusion, autism, universal design and differentiated instruction, and has worked closely with them in developing and implementing individualised learning plans for students with diverse learning support needs. He is a keen advocate of student wellbeing and believes that this is possible through a holistic, student-centered education that promotes belonging, is rooted in strengths, and allows students to experience success. He is the head of Colegio Merici in Mexico City, Mexico.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, US EDT 12:30 pm (UTC/GMT -4)
Tools for Inquiry in an Asynchronous Classroom
MARIA MARTA CABALLERO has served as a Primary, ESL, and IB Design Technology teacher in various schools. She became a web designer in 2006 to explore new tools for teaching and her curiosity has never been satisfied. Her IB experience started in 1999 as a Technology teacher at St. Mary’s International College in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has served as an IB moderator, senior moderator, and as a face-to-face and online IB workshop leader. She was part of the MYP Curriculum review team which produced MYP: The Next Chapter in IB The Hague and IB Cardiff. Today, she is retired from teaching and is still serving the profession as an MYP Design examiner, Assessment author, external advisor, and moderator for IB Communities.