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Winter A 2020 DP/CP IB Professional Development Workshop

Registration is closed for this IB Workshop.

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

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

Registration Fee: $975.00 (USD)

Which workshops should I choose?
Choose category 1 workshops if you are new to the IB or if your situation is similar to any of the following:

  • You are new to the faculty of a longstanding IB World School and have not taught in an IB programme previously.
  • You are aware of the IB philosophy and programme structure but are not experienced in teaching or administering the IB.
  • You are familiar with the IB subject guide (including assessment procedures, moderation) and would like greater confidence before teaching a course.
  • You have inherited a course and would like a review before teaching it to suit your own style and expertise.
Choose category 2 workshops to develop your expertise in delivering an IB programme. You will have an opportunity to:
  • make connections between programme frameworks and classroom practice
  • enhance your understanding of assessment in IB programmes
  • discuss and analyze standards and practices
Choose category 3 workshops to go more deeply into areas you enjoy and to deepen your understanding and mastery of a particular area or subject.

Please do not register for one workshop and expect to transfer to another on-site. THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE 95% OF THE TIME DUE TO SPACE AND MATERIALS!

If you have questions concerning any of the workshops, please contact info@flibs.org.


  • DP: Counselling (Category 1)
  • DP: Counselling (Category 2)
  • DP: English A: Language and literature (Category 2)
  • DP: English A: Literature (Category 1)
  • DP: English A: Literature (Category 2)
  • DP: Environmental systems and societies (Category 2)
  • DP: French B (Category 1)
  • DP: History (Category 1)
  • DP: History (Category 2)
  • DP: Leading the learning (Category 1)
  • DP: Leading the learning (Category 2)
  • DP: Librarians (Category 2)
  • DP: Managing the extended essay (Category 3)
  • DP: Mathematics: A Focus on the Internal Assessment (Category 3)
  • DP: Mathematics: Analysis and approaches (Category 1)
  • DP: Mathematics: Analysis and approaches (Category 2)
  • DP: Mathematics: Applications and interpretation (Category 1)
  • DP: Mathematics: Applications and interpretation (Category 2)
  • DP: Music (Category 2)
  • DP: Psychology (Category 2)
  • DP: Spanish A: Language and literature (Category 2)
  • DP: Spanish B (Category 2)
  • DP: Sports, exercise and health science (Category 2)
  • DP: Theory of knowledge (Category 1)
  • DP: Theory of knowledge (Category 2)
  • DP: Understanding leadership (Category 3)
  • DP: Visual arts (Category 2)
  • IB Continuum: Approaches to teaching and learning for DP/CP classroom teachers (Category 3)
  • IB Continuum: Leading for effective teaching and learning (PYP+MYP+DP+CP) (Category 3)
  • IB Continuum: Learning diversity and inclusion (DP+CP) (Category 3)

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All workshop participants should bring their Final Confirmation email and check in form that will be emailed prior to the workshop.
Subject guides are provided by FLIBS for Category 1 participants. Category 2 and 3 participants should bring their own subject guides.

*Note: Counseling, Coordination, and Administration do not need subject guides, etc.

Workbooks designed by individual subject leaders will be provided by FLIBS for all courses.

Graduate Credit

IBO has allowed Kent State University to offer IB teachers graduate education credit for IB workshops they complete at IB PYP, MYP and DP professional development conferences. The cost for 1 graduate credit is $220. In order to register for this opportunity, please visit the following website: http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/offices/pd/international-baccalaureate.

Travel & Accommodations

Workshop participants are expected to make their own travel and hotel reservations. All sessions are held at The Tradewinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706. We encourage participants to take advantage of the special group rates FLIBS secures with the resort. To secure the FLIBS group rate, you must book your room by the hotel reservation deadline for this workshop. Otherwise, all hotel reservations are subject to higher room rates.

To make a reservation now at The Tradewinds, click https://www.tradewindsresort.com/FLIBS20 or call Group Reservations at 800-808-9833.

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, extension 1, and mention that you are with the FLIBS Group.

FLIBS has partnered with VIP Travel & Tours to assist with air and ground transportation packages for our workshop 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 850-878-4657 or email VIPTravel@CenturyLink.net.

If you prefer to make your own arrangements, you should fly into Tampa International Airport and arrange for ground transportation to the Tradewinds Island Grand for check-in. If you would like to see about being grouped with transfers provided by the Tradewinds Shuttle service, please contact VIP Travel & Tours, Inc. at 850-878-4657 or VIPTravel@CenturyLink.net. Be prepared provide them with your flight information so they can see what group best fits your arrival and departure. The shuttle ride can be paid by cash or card at time of pickup.
You may also choose to use:

IMPORTANT: Please do not purchase your non-refundable airfare until FLIBS has sent you a Final Confirmation email. FLIBS reserves the right to withdraw any session due to low enrollment.


December 9, 2020:
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm -- Check in to receive workshop materials - Tradewinds Lobby
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm -- Opening session with instructor
December 10, 2020:
    7:00 am - 8:00 am -- Breakfast
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm -- Workshop Sessions (lunch included)
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- Reception
December 11, 2020:
    7:00 am - 8:00 am -- Breakfast
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm -- Workshop Sessions (lunch included)
December 12, 2020:
    7:00 am - 8:00 am -- Breakfast
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Workshop Sessions
**Dietary concerns about meals will be addressed at the workshop check-in.


FLIBS workshops, in cooperation with the IBO, cost $975.00 (USD) with a portion of the fee paid to the International Baccalaureate Organization for professional development support that allows us to make these workshops possible.

Payments are accepted through the on-line payment system with all major credit cards.

We also accept purchase orders, wire transfers, money orders and checks by mail to: Florida League of IB Schools, P.O. Box 551, Williston, Florida 32696 (USA). For wire transfer information, please contact info@flibs.org.


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

Registration is closed for this IB Workshop.

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