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Upcoming FLIBS Events

4th Quarterly Meeting - 2019-2020
June 11-12, 2020
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Spring 2020 MYP/PYP Professional Development Workshop
May 3-6, 2020
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Summer B 2020 IB Professional Development Workshop
June 16-19, 2020
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Summer A 2020 IB Professional Development Workshop
June 13-16, 2020
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Last updated 04/08/2020 1:28 PM.

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FLIBS COVID-19 Current Preparedness Statement

Last updated 04/08/2020 13:28 PM.

8 April 2020

Given more precise and understandable direction from federal and state government regarding actions necessary for the next 6-8 weeks, we have decided to­­re-schedule several workshops:

  • the May PYP/MYP/CP workshop (participants have already been notified)
  • the June 13-16 DP/CP workshop (participants will be notified in a few days)
  • the June 16-19 DP/CP workshop ­(participants will be notified in a few days)

To replace these, we have scheduled several new workshops, and--if you were registered for one of the workshops above--we invite you to register for one of these new ones instead.­­­Please note that the November 2020­ workshop and the February 2021 workshop are an unusual mix for FLIBS--DP/MYP/PYP.­ The IB has not yet made final our course lists, but all previously-offered subjects will be offered in one of these upcoming workshops (unless, of course, the workshop has been de-commisioned by the IB).­ Remember, you may register for one of the workshops­­in blue right now!­­ Once the lists are final, we will open registration for the workshops ­in red­ below:

  • 25-28 October 2020­ DP/CP.­­New workshop, accepting registrations soon.
  • 13-16 September 2020 MYP/PYP.­ This workshop is­­already open­ and accepting registrations.­ ­
  • 15-18 November 2020 DP/MYP/PYP.­ This workshop is­­already open­ and accepting registrations.
  • 9-12 December 2020 Workshop A DP/CP.­­This workshop is­­already open­­and accepting registrations.
  • 14-17­December 2020 Workshop B DP/CP.­ New workshop, accepting registrations soon.
  • 8-11 February 2021 DP/MYP/PYP. ­­New workshop, accepting registrations soon.

If you reserved a sleeping room with the TradeWinds, your reservation will soon be cancelled (you will receive an email from the TradeWinds).­ We sincerely hope that you will register for one of our new workshops; in that case, you will be responsible for re-booking with the TradeWinds.

FLIBS refund policy

  1. Any registrant may transfer to one of the new dates for no charge
  2. Any registrant may receive a credit for a future workshop (good for 24 months) at no charge
  3. Any registrant may cancel the registration and request a refund (incurring a service fee)
    1. If the cancellation occurs­15 or more working days from the first day of the workshop, such refunds will entail a US$50 service fee.­This fee pertains even if your school has not yet paid.
    2. If the cancellation occurs­14 or fewer working days from the first day of the workshop, such 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.

19 March 2020

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)

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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

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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

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­Latest Workshop Information­

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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.

***NOTICEIB Music, IB TOK and IB Economics­ workshops offered in June 2020 and beyond will cover the new curriculum.

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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.

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

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Williston, FL 32696

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