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FLIBS - Professional Development Workshops

Fall A 2024 IB Professional Development FACE-TO-FACE Workshop

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

Dates: 09/15/2024 – 09/18/2024

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

Accommodations: TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, The Sirata Beach Resort

Registration Fee: $1,125.00 (USD)

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!

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.

**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


  • IB Education: Social and emotional learning (Category 3)
  • MYP: Arts (this is a combined Category 1 & 2) (Category 1)
  • MYP: Creating authentic units (Category 3)
  • MYP: Design (Category 1)
  • MYP: Design (Category 2)
  • MYP: Head of school (Category 1)
  • MYP: Individuals and societies (Category 1)
  • MYP: Individuals and societies (Category 2)
  • MYP: Language acquisition (generic) (Category 1)
  • MYP: Language acquisition (generic) (Category 2)
  • MYP: Language and literature (Category 1)
  • MYP: Language and literature (Category 2)
  • MYP: Leading the learning (Category 2)
  • MYP: Mathematics (Category 1)
  • MYP: Mathematics (Category 2)
  • MYP: Physical and health education (Category 1)
  • MYP: Planning for programme evaluation (Category 3)
  • MYP: Sciences (Category 1)
  • MYP: Sciences (Category 2)
  • MYP: The role of the coordinator (Category 3)
  • PYP: Approaches to learning (Category 3)
  • PYP: Evidencing learning (Category 2)
  • PYP: Local and global inquirers (Category 2)
  • PYP: Making the PYP happen in the early years: Implementing agency (Category 1)
  • PYP: Making the PYP happen: Implementing agency (Category 1)
  • PYP: Planning for programme evaluation (Category 3)
  • PYP: Your exhibition (Category 2)

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.

FLIBS receives a high volume of telephone calls and email messages. The best way to reach us is by sending email to 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.


 This is a paperless workshop. Subject guides are available to all participants on MY IB.


September 15, 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
September 16, 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
September 17, 2024:
    7:00 am – 8:00 am — Breakfast
    8:00 am – 3:30 pm — Workshop Sessions (lunch included)
September 18, 2024:
    7:00 am – 8:00 am — Breakfast
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm — Workshop Sessions

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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.

**Dietary concerns about meals will be addressed at the workshop check-in.

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:


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, wire transfers, money orders and checks by mail to: Florida League of IB Schools, P.O. Box 551, Williston, Florida 32696 (USA).
Purchase orders may also be emailed to

For wire transfer information, please contact

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

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 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