FLIBS: The Florida Association of World IB Schools

The Florida Association of IB World Schools

Visit the FLIBS Facebook Page  Visit the FLIBS Twitter Page

FLIBS: The Florida Association of World IB Schools

All FLIBS events are held at TradeWinds Grand Island Resorts In Sunny Florida! Learn More

Upcoming FLIBS Events

3rd Quarterly Meeting - 2020-2021
February 11-12, 2021
Learn MoreRegister Now!

Fall B 2020 DP/CP IB Professional Development Virtual Workshop
October 23-27, 2020
Learn MoreRegister Now!

Winter 2020 DP/CP IB Professional Development Virtual Workshop
December 11-15, 2020
Learn MoreRegister Now!

Fall C 2020 PYP/MYP/DP IB Professional Development Virtual Workshop
November 13-17, 2020
Learn MoreRegister Now!

 

Join FLIBS Now
Renew Membership

  • Attend quarterly meetings, participate in roundtable discussions, and learn best practices;
  • Networking, grants, scholarships, support documents, etc.;
  • Join IB community & strengthen advocacy efforts.

IB Schools In Florida

There are four type of IB programmes available in Florida schools:


Please wait while page loads.


Loading Page -- Please Wait

FLIBS On Social Media!

Our Facebook Page has all of our events and the latest FLIBS info! Follow us on Twitter as well.

The Florida League of International Baccalaureate Schools, Inc. (FLIBS)

Links for: Meeting & Workshop Registration | Becoming A FLIBS Member

FLIBS COVID-19 Current Workshop Status

Last updated 04/30/2020 17:29 PM.

9 April 2020

Please click on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 link above to see our latest statement.


May MYP/PYP/CP Workshop Update

Given more precise and understandable direction from federal and state government regarding actions necessary for the next 6-8 weeks, we have decided to­­­­­­ ­­re-schedule ­the ­May PYP/MYP/CP­ training to 14-18­ ­ November 2020.­ We are in daily contact with the IB and the TradeWinds to confirm the final subjects that will be offered at this new November event.­­FLIBS will do all that is possible to retain the subjects offered for the May workshop. Please be aware, however, that the subjects offered in all workshops are determined solely by the IB.

If you reserved a sleeping room with the TradeWinds, your reservation has been automatically moved to the 14-18 November dates.­ Once you choose from the three options below, it will be your responsibility to change or cancel this new TradeWinds reservation if you choose "Transfer to another date" or "Request a refund"

The moment we receive confirmation from the IB and the TradeWinds, we will install procedures to either

  • Transfer to the new date in November
  • Transfer to another date (or receive a credit for a future workshop)
  • Request a refund (which would incur the $50 service fee)

­

June DP/CP Workshop Update

We also understand your concern about our upcoming June­DP Workshops. Rest assured, we share your concerns and are working hard to finalize our plans: we will let you know as soon as possible so that you can confirm your plans.­

This is where we stand today:

  • FLIBS remains contractually obligated to hold the workshop as planned­unless we are mandated--by a state or federal agency--not to do so.­ Thus, given that we have received no mandates or recommendations for June and beyond, at this time both June workshops are still on as planned. At this time, Florida's governor has issued no mandates that address events/actions/precautions for June, July or August.
  • If you, your school or your school district make the decision to cancel your attendance at this workshop, FLIBS's long-standing cancellation policies will be enforced:
    • If the cancellation occurs 15 or more working days from the first day of the workshop, credits will be given for a future workshop.­ Should you wish a refund, refunds will entail a US$50 service fee.­­This fee pertains even if your school has not yet paid.
    • If the cancellation occurs 14 or fewer working days from the first day of the workshop, credits will be given for a future workshop.­ Should you wish a refund fewer than 14 working days out, these refunds will entail a service fee of 50% of the registration fee (US$487.50).­­This fee pertains even if your school has not yet paid.

Please keep in mind that this is an evolving issue for all of us, and we are working hard to ensure that IB educators from all programmes have access to IB Professional Development.

Thanks so much for choosing FLIBS.­ We regret these developments and are striving to serve you in a responsible manner. We very much­appreciate your patience.

Sincerely,

Ralph Cline, PhD

FLIBS Executive Director

Karen T. Brown

Professional Development Director and­
Governmental Liaison
Florida League of IB Schools

­


13 March 2020

We at FLIBS certainly understand your concern about our May 2020 MYP/PYP/CP Workshop. Rest assured, we share (even amplify!) your concerns. This is where we stand today:

  • FLIBS remains contractually obligated to hold the workshop as planned unless we are mandated--by a state or federal agency--not to do so.­ Thus, the workshop is still on; Florida's governor has issued no mandates past 30 days, and the planned workshop is 49 days away.
  • If you, your school or your school district makes the decision to cancel your attendance at this workshop, FLIBS's long-standing cancellation policies will be enforced:
    • If the cancellation occurs 15 or more working days from the first day of the workshop, credits will be given for a future workshop.­ Should you wish a refund, refunds will entail a US$50 service fee.­ This fee pertains even if your school has not yet paid.
    • If the cancellation occurs 14 or fewer working days from the first day of the workshop, credits will be given for a future workshop.­ Should you wish a refund fewer than 14 working days out, these refunds will entail a service fee of 50% of the registration fee (US$487.50).­­This fee pertains even if your school has not yet paid.

Given the leniency of our refund policies (cf:­ ­ ­­­­­https://ibo.org/professional-development/which-type-of-training-is-right-for-me/cancellation-policy/), we ask that you wait as long as practical to make your decision.­ And please realize that we will update this announcement immediately should we receive any new information.

Sincerely,

Ralph M Cline, PhD

FLIBS Executive Director

­

­Latest Workshop Information­

­

For workshop schedules, please click on "view all FLIBS events" above, then click on your workshop dates to open up the schedule.

If you are unable to secure a room at the TradeWinds Resort, we have a group rate at the Sirata Resort next door.­ For reservations, please call 800-344-5999 ext. 1 and mention that you are with the FLIBS Group.

­For TradeWinds COVID-19 preparations:­­https://www.tradewindsresort.com/covid-19-update

­

­

­

­


­

The Florida League of International Baccalaureate Schools, Inc. (FLIBS) was founded in 1988 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The mission of the organization:

The Florida League of International Baccalaureate Schools fosters excellence in international education for students in our region through

  • Support of students in IB programmes
  • Support of teachers and administrators in IB programmes
  • Premier teacher education and professional development

To accomplish this mission, FLIBS works with students, teachers, schools, governments, other Associations of IB World Schools and the International Baccalaureate.

FLIBS currently supports our members (authorized and candidate school programmes in Florida) by promoting the expansion of the IB program, offering high quality teacher and administrative training, and providing advocacy services to ensure that state and local government officials recognize the importance of the IB program as an effective path to school wide improvement and student achievement.

FLIBS also provides its member schools with the opportunity to participate in quarterly meetings to discuss best practices, school curricula, administrative and fiscal issues relevant to the IB program.

Our constitution and by-laws

DP By-Laws

MYP By-Laws

PYP By-Laws

Contact Information

IB Research Link

­

­

Ralph Cline, Executive ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­Director­ ­­ Workshop Registration­ ­­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ Karen Brown, Workshop Director and Government Liaison
1732 Pine Hill Court
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
PO Box 551
Williston, FL 32696

PO Box 551
Williston, FL 32696

ralph.cline@flibs.org info@flibs.org karen.brown@flibs.org
850-597-0671 ­ 850-597-0673

FLIBS • P.O.Box 551 • Williston, FL 32696
info@flibs.org • www.flibs.org
©2020 FLIBS. All rights reserved.
Download FLIBS W-9