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Winter 2019 IB Professional Development Workshop

Dates: 12/04/2019 - 12/07/2019

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

Registration Fee: $925.00 (USD)

To begin the registration process, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

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!

***NOTICE: The new curricula for IB Mathematics and IB English will not be released until early 2019. All workshops in 2019 will cover the new curricula for both Math and English.
Information about the new DP Mathematics courses:
Mathematics: analysis and approaches (HL and SL):
Analytic methods with an emphasis on calculus – appropriate for pure mathematicians, engineers, scientists, economists, those with an interest in analytic methods – current HL mathematics calculus option content will form part of the HL course. This subject is aimed at students who will go on to study subjects with substantial mathematics content such as mathematics itself, engineering, physical sciences, or some economics courses.
Mathematics: applications and interpretation (HL and SL):
Applications and interpretation with an emphasis on statistics, modelling and use of technology – appropriate for those with an interest in the applications of mathematics and how technology can support this – SL will be appropriate for students who would previously have taken Mathematical studies SL – current HL mathematics statistics and discrete option content will form part of the HL course. This subject is aimed at students who will go on to study subjects such as social sciences, natural sciences, statistics, business, some economics courses, psychology, and design.

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


  • CP: Coordinators (Category 2)
  • DP: Administrators (Category 1)
  • DP: Administrators (Category 2)
  • [FULL - YOU WILL BE WAITLISTED] DP: Biology (Category 1)
  • DP: Biology (Category 2)
  • DP: Chemistry (Category 2)
  • [FULL - YOU WILL BE WAITLISTED] DP: Coordination (Category 2)
  • DP: Counselling (Category 2)
  • DP: Creativity, activity, service (Category 2)
  • [FULL - YOU WILL BE WAITLISTED] DP: English A: Language and literature (Category 2)
  • DP: English A: Literature (Category 1)
  • DP: English A: Literature (Category 2)
  • DP: History (Category 2)
  • DP: Managing the extended essay (Category 3)
  • DP: Mathematics: Analysis and approaches (Category 1)
  • [FULL - YOU WILL BE WAITLISTED] DP: Mathematics: Analysis and approaches (Category 2)
  • [FULL - YOU WILL BE WAITLISTED] DP: Mathematics: Applications and interpretation (Category 1)
  • [FULL - YOU WILL BE WAITLISTED] DP: Mathematics: Applications and interpretation (Category 2)
  • DP: Physics (Category 2)
  • DP: Psychology (Category 2)
  • [FULL - YOU WILL BE WAITLISTED] DP: Spanish B (Category 1)
  • [FULL - YOU WILL BE WAITLISTED] DP: Spanish B (Category 2)
  • DP: Visual Arts (Category 2)
  • [FULL - YOU WILL BE WAITLISTED] IB Continuum: Approaches to teaching and learning for DP/CP classroom teachers (Category 3)
  • [FULL - YOU WILL BE WAITLISTED] IB Continuum: Understanding leadership (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/flibs19 or call Group Reservations at 800-808-9833.

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 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

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, 2019:
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm -- Check in to receive workshop materials - Tradewinds Lobby
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm -- Plenary Session
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- Category 1.5 Session **Are you new to IB but at an experienced school? Do you have basic questions about the IB but are in a Cat. 2 workshop? If so.....plan to attend our Category 1.5 meeting right after the plenary.
December 5, 2019:
    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, 2019:
    7:00 am - 8:00 am -- Breakfast
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm -- Workshop Sessions (lunch included)
December 7, 2019:
    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 $925.00 (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


All workshop registrations must be made online.

Registering Online

All 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 regisrtation system, and to read, print or pay your invoice online via credit card and ACH checks. 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 compter 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.

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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