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A Practical Approach to Strengthening Your IB Programme

Registration is closed for this FLIBS PD Workshop.

Dates: 02/12/2023 - 02/15/2023

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

Registration Fee: $750.00 (USD)

FLIBS is offering a series of workshops aimed at practical implementation of successful IB Programmes, led and created by our most esteemed and experienced leaders. We offer meaningful PD experiences for each IB Programme—as well as some for multi-programmes and regional associations. FLIBS is proud to host our second FLIBS Professional Development Symposium/Workshop in February 2023.


Regional Associations

  • Strategies for Associations in the new IB World

All Programmes

  • Best Classroom Practice in Language A Literature, Language A Language and Literature and MYP Language and Literature
  • Integrating AVID™ and IB
  • Investigating and Investing: Building a foundation for School-Wide Well-Being in an International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Transitioning to the 2020 Programme Standards and Practices (DP/CP and MYP) — (Adapting your school’s action plan to the new S&P)
  • Understanding and lobbying for IB Funding

Diploma Programmes

  • A DP Reality Check: What is keeping your program from being the best it can be? What are the ethics of decision making for the DP within your school?
  • A Year in the life of an DP IB Coordinator
  • A Year in the life of an IB Administrator
  • Planning for success with the TOK Exhibition: How skill-building activities for students and assessment practice for teachers can lead to strong exhibitions and successfully cap off part one of the TOK course
  • The mystery and art of college admissions and Scholarships
  • Thinking and Rethinking Access to the DP

Career Programmes

  • A Practical Approach to Developing and Strengthening your CP

DP & MYP Programmes

  • An Interdisciplinary and Multi-Programme Look at Approaches to Learning within IB subject areas

Middle Years Programmes

  • A closer look at inquiry-based strategies - Embedding Conceptual Understanding
  • A Year in the Life of an MYP IB Coordinator
  • FLIBS MYP Intentional Unit Planning
  • Leading a MYP School / Role of the Head of School

Primary Years Programmes

  • ATLS sub skills for PYP as a possibility of a programme development plan at a PYP school
  • Ensuring QUALITY in a concept-based unit of inquiry
  • The relationship between the learning space design, play, and inquiry to build agentic thinkers

*** While these topical workshops are not IB generated or authorized all sessions will be led by expert IB practitioners and workshop leaders with years of experience working with IB schools across the Americas region.


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

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/FLIBS23 or call Group Reservations at 800-808-9833.

The TradeWinds does offer a shuttle service for transportation to/from Tampa International Airport. Transportation fees vary depending on how many people are in your group. Visit the transportation desk located in the Island Grand lobby, or call Resort Transportation at 727.343.3303 and a friendly agent will be happy to give you pricing. The shuttle ride can be paid by cash or card at time of pickup. You may also choose to use:

  • Uber, Lyft, etc...
  • Local taxi company
  • On-site rental car agency
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.


Sunday, February 12, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm -- Check in to receive workshop materials - Tradewinds Lobby
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- Session 1: Plenary/Dinner

Monday, February 13, 2023
    7:00 am - 8:00 am -- Breakfast Provided
    8:00 am - 10:00 am -- Session 2
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Session 3
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -- Lunch Provided
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- Session 4

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
    7:00 am - 8:00 am -- Breakfast Provided
    8:00 am - 10:00 am -- Session 5
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Session 6
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -- Lunch Provided
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- Session 7

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
    7:00 am - 8:00 am -- Breakfast Provided
    8:00 am - 10:00 am -- Session 8
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Session 9
    12:00 pm -- Adjourn


$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:

    Florida League of IB Schools
    P.O. Box 551
    Williston, Florida 32696 (USA)


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

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