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FLIBS Directors' Forum - 2019-2020

Dates: 02/09/2020 - 02/12/2020

Location: TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St Pete Beach, Florida

Registration Fee: $750.00 (USD)

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An honest conversation about the IB among truly experienced IB leaders.

FLIBS is proud to announce and host the first FLIBS Directors’ Forum in February, 2020. We will host a deeply experienced faculty, including Karen Phillips, Jerry Chris, Bob Poole, former Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart, and many more.

If you are an experienced IB coordinator, teacher, principal, head of school, or administrative staff from a county/district, that includes an IB programme, we want you to consider joining us for our 2020 Directors’ Forum.

Areas of Inquiry

  • Session 1: Plenary/Dinner
    The IB vis a vis the founders' vision. Your programme and the founders’ vision.
  • Session 2: Your Programme and Your School
    The rest of the student body. The parents. The predominate philosophies in the community. Competition with other programs.
  • Session 3: Your Programme and Your Government
    Your IB programme and local sovereignty. Appropriate support for your IB Programme and how to earn it.
  • Session 4: Your Programme and the IBO
    Services used and services needed. The relationship between your programme and the IBO.
  • Session 5: Your Programme and IB Programme Evaluation
    Effectiveness of and uses for the authorization and the evaluation processes.
  • Session 6: Your Programme and The World
    The “peaceful world” in the mission statement. The nature of the relationship between IB schools across the world.
  • Session 7: Your Programme and The Continuum
    In what ways is the IB truly a continuous programme? Does more or less need to be done?
  • Session 8: Marketing Your Programme
    How best to advocate, connect, and access potential stakeholders for your programme.
  • Session 9: Findings (Plenary)
    What have we learned? with Jerry Chris

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Preparation

Participants should bring ideas to share, including photocopies of handouts. Be prepared to present concerns and solutions from your program with the group.

Travel & Accommodations

All sessions are held at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort.
To make a reservation now at The Tradewinds, click https://www.tradewindsresort.com/flibs20 (Note: at this time, the Directors' Forum is labeled Professional Development Symposium) or call Group Reservations at 800-808-9833.

FLIBS has partnered with VIP Travel & Tours to assist with air & ground transportation packages for our meeting attendees. You may contact our representative, Ms. Ellen Lyons, to assist you in finding the best rates on round-trip airfare to Tampa International and ground transportation to the hotel. You may reach VIP at 800-441-8114 or email viptravel@centurylink.net.

If you prefer to manage your own travel arrangements, you should fly into Tampa International Airport and take the Super Shuttle Limo to St. Pete Beach. Call 727-572-1111 for a reservation. Website: supershuttle.com

Schedule

Sunday, February 9th, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm -- Check in to receive workshop materials - Tradewinds Lobby
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- Session 1: Plenary/Dinner: The IB vis a vis the founders' vision.

Monday, February 10th, 2020
    7:00 am - 8:00 am -- Breakfast Provided
    8:00 am - 10:00 am -- Session 2: Your Programme and Your School
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Session 3: Your Programme and Your Government (Plenary)
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -- Lunch Provided
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- Session 4: Your Programme and the IBO

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
    7:00 am - 8:00 am -- Breakfast Provided
    8:00 am - 10:00 am -- Session 5: Your Programme and IB Programme Evaluation
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Session 6: Your Programme and The World (Plenary)
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -- Lunch Provided
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- Session 7: Your Programme and The Continuum

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
    7:00 am - 8:00 am -- Breakfast Provided
    8:00 am - 10:00 am -- Session 8: Marketing Your Programme
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Session 9: Findings, What have we learned? (Plenary)
    12:00 pm -- Adjourn

Cost

$750 per person.
Payments are accepted through the on-line payment system in the form of all major credit cards and ACH check payments.
We also accept purchase orders, wire transfers, money orders and checks by mail to:

Location

Tradewinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Registration

Please use the online system for all Directors' Forum registrations. You may also register and pay on-site, subject to space availability.


Registering Online

All workshop registrations must be made online. Below you will find comprehensive information to assist you in completing the registration process.

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