Connected Educators Webinar: International Education - The Benefits of Becoming an IB Diploma Programme Educator

The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they’ve left our programmes.” (International Baccalaureate Organization, 2005-2019)

Established in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation, the International Baccalaureate (IB) administers four educational programs for students ages 3 to 19. The first of these programs was the Diploma Programme (DP) – a two-year academic programme offered globally for grade 11 and 12 students. The DP provides a well-balanced course of studies comprising a broad range of subjects and activities, and is recognized with high regard by university admissions worldwide.

IB World Schools often recruit teachers who have prior IB teaching experience, leaving those without IB teaching experience fewer employment opportunities in IB schools. To provide more opportunities for non-IB educators, OISE has partnered with the IB to offer the IB certificate in teaching and learning – a professional certificate that complements your academic qualifications and signals to IB World School leaders that you have the requisite competencies of an IB educator. Join experts, Wendy Baker and Judy McLellan, to learn more about the IB DP programme and the IB Educator Certificate at OISE CPL. This session will introduce the IB programme and philosophy, and include a detailed exploration of the DP programme. Our expert speakers will also discuss professional development within the context of the IB, as well as the benefits of the IB Educator Certificate at OISE CPL.

Guest Speaker: Judy MacLellan, IB Educator Certificate Consultant for the Americas

Judy MacLellan has over 30 years of experience in education, both in the classroom and within K-12 school administration. She  also served as Head of an IB PYP school for 8 years. Judy has been part of the IB Educator Network (IBEN) since 2006; her  work has involved running workshops, leading school site visits, consulting with schools as they implement the IB programme,  and consulting with universities who offer pre-service and in-service teacher professional training towards IB certification.

Hosted by: Wendy Baker, International Learning & Partnerships Manager, OISE Continuing and Professional Learning


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