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IB Teacher Conference
Tuesday June 26 – Thursday June 28, 2018


  1. I need to send some people to training but I don’t know who can go yet. Can I just hold some places?
  2. What if I register someone and they change their mind or can’t go?
  3. What’s the IB school code?
  4. What if I don’t know my IB school code?
  5. We’re a candidate school. What do I do?
  6. Which Category (Level) should I choose?
  7. Category 1 workshops
  8. Category 2 workshops
  9. Category 3 workshops
  10. What do you suggest when two groups of teachers “fall between the cracks” of Categories 1 and 2?
  11. Do I need a laptop?

I need to send some people to training, but I don’t know who can go yet. Can I just hold some places?

We require that you enter a name and email address for each participant. However, this information can be changed at a later date. As long as we have a credit card payment or cheque, the space will be reserved. Without them, no spaces will be secured.


What if I register someone and they change their mind or can’t go?

We have a cancellation policy outlined here and on the registration form. If cancellation is in writing and comes before the deadline, there will be a charge of $50. If there’s simply a replacement of one person for another, there will be no charge.


What’s the IB school code?

Each IB-authorized school is assigned a special numerical code. Candidate and authorized schools are required to train a certain number of their teachers. This number is reported back to IBNA and helps it track the number of teachers your school has trained.

What if I don’t know my IB school code?

All IB school codes can be found on the IB website. From the home page, go to the “Find an IB World School” section. Find your school and click on the name. The IB school code will appear along with other information about your school.


We’re a candidate school. What do I do?

Please enter “Candidate” in the field.

Which category (level) should I choose?

“Levels” have been replaced by “Categories.” The IB has made this change to standardize workshop content around the world. Similar to the former designations of Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3, the new workshop structures will be titled Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3.

Click here for further details of IB’s new workshop architecture and each category.

Click here for a PDF booklet on goals and objectives of the new workshop architecture to help you determine which category is appropriate for you.

Which category (1, 2 or 3) is right for me?

Category 1 workshops

Category 2 workshops

Category 3 workshops

What do you suggest when two groups of teachers “fall between the cracks” of Categories 1 and 2?

This may occur when those with extensive IB teaching experience find themselves in applicant schools, and those inexperienced in IB teaching find themselves in schools with longstanding IB affiliation. We hope that those teachers will refer to the goals and objectives of the workshops to choose judiciously.

Do I need a laptop?

Every workshop leader will provide a paper workbook of relevant material, and participants will be expected to bring some supplementary documents as outlined by your workshop leader in an email to you. These can be accessed online and printed before coming to the workshop. Therefore a laptop or tablet isn’t necessary. Should you prefer to use one, you may receive a digital copy of the workbook and you may bring digital copies of supplementary documents. Each room will have Wi-Fi access to the Internet.