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FLIBS: The Florida Association of World IB Schools

All FLIBS in-person and face-to-face events are held at TradeWinds Grand Island Resorts In Sunny Florida! Learn More

Winter 2024 IB Professional Development Workshop

Below you will find important information about this IB Workshop. You may begin the registration process by clicking the registration button at the bottom of this page

Dates: 12/04/2024 - 12/07/2024

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

Registration Fee: $1,125.00 (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!

**WAIT LISTS - payment is not needed to hold a spot on the wait list.
If you have questions concerning any of the workshops, please contact info@flibs.org.


  • CP: The role of the coordinator (Category 3)
  • DP: Biology (Category 2)
  • DP: Chemistry (Category 2)
  • DP: Counselling (Category 1)
  • DP: Counselling (Category 2)
  • DP: Economics (Category 2)
  • DP: English A: Language and literature (Category 1)
  • DP: English A: Language and literature (Category 2)
  • DP: English A: Literature (Category 1)
  • DP: English A: Literature (Category 2)
  • DP: Film (Category 2)
  • DP: Head of school (Category 1)
  • DP: Leading the learning (Category 2)
  • DP: Leading well-being in the school community (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: Physics (Category 2)
  • DP: Planning for programme evaluation (Category 3)
  • DP: The DP core: Improving student engagement and performance in TOK, CAS and EE (Category 3)
  • DP: The role of the coordinator (Category 3)
  • DP: Theory of knowledge (Category 1)
  • DP: Theory of knowledge (Category 2)
  • DP/CP: Approaches to teaching and learning for DP/CP classroom teachers (Category 3)
  • DP/CP: Concepts and inquiry in the DP/CP (Category 3)
  • DP/CP: Librarians (Category 2)
  • IB Education : Agency, action and engagement (Category 3)
  • IB Education : Social and emotional learning (Category 3)


All workshop participants should bring their Final Confirmation email and check-in form that will be emailed prior to the workshop. This is a paperless workshop. Subject guides are available to all participants on MY IB.

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 Resorts--The Island Grand and Rumfish, 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/FLIBS24 or call Group Reservations at 800-808-9833.

If you are unable to secure a room at the recommended hotel, there are a number of hotels within walking distance along St. Pete Beach.

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.


December 4, 2024:
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm -- Check in to receive workshop materials - Tradewinds Island Grand Lobby
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm -- Opening session with instructor
December 5, 2024:
    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 6, 2024:
    7:00 am - 8:00 am -- Breakfast
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm -- Workshop Sessions (lunch included)
December 7, 2024:
    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 $1,125.00 (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 in the form of all major credit cards. We also accept purchase orders (via email to info@flibs.org), 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.

Effective January 1, 2023, FLIBS will charge a 4% processing fee for all credit card payments.


Tradewinds Resorts--The Island Grand and Rumfish, 5500 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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

VERY IMPORTANT — Please document your 5-digit registration number before you exit the system. This number is required to re-enter the registration system, and to read, print or pay your invoice online via credit card. Receipts for online payments are auto-generated and sent to the email address provided.



We recommend that you use the most recent version of the free Adobe Reader (Acrobat) installed. https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Also the on-line payment and registration systems have been tested and work best with the following major internet browser systems:

IMPORTANT TIP: In the event that the subject drop-down menu is not functioning, please use the arrow keys on your computer instead.

FLIBS receives a high volume of telephone calls and email messages. The best way to reach us is by sending email to info@flibs.org. We will respond to all queries within 2-3 business days between the hours of 9am-4pm (eastern standard time) Monday-Friday, excluding weekends and all US national holidays.

Credit Card Processing Fees

Please note that effective January 1, 2023, FLIBS will charge a 4% procesing fee for all credit card payments.

NOTE: Canceling your registration will result in a $50 service fee, regardless of whether or not we have received payment.
If you cancel within 15 business days of the workshop, you will only receive a 50% refund of the current registration fee or equivalent credit for future FLIBS workshop. If you have not yet paid, FLIBS will bill you for 50% of the current registration fee.

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