NEWS & EVENTS
October ABIBS PD session
Friday, October 4, 2019
8:30 - 3:00 pm
St. Anthony's District Archives and Meeting Centre at 10425 84th Ave NW T6E 2H3
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. Registration/Light Breakfast,
There will be a brief introduction with a focus on news from the IB Global Conference as well as the new ToK. (1/2 hour max)
The speaker for the day is Eric Lauzon: "TEACHING WITH ATL IN MIND"
Topic 1. Introduction
- What are 21st Century skills?
- What is the evidence of the need for these skills in the present student population?
- What are the links between the IB ATL framework and 21st Century skills?
- What is the overall aim, rationale and structure of an ATL programme?
- Identifying the Cognitive, Affective and Metacognitive ATL skills.
Topic 2. Self-Managed Learners
- What are the skills of the autonomous, self-managed learner?
- How can teachers help students to take responsibility for their own learning and develop into autonomous, self-managed learners?
- How do you teach a skill?
- What are the levels of proficiency of skill acquisition?
- How do you assess a skill?
Topic 3. Cognitive ATL Skills – Programme Design and Implementation
- What are the structural features of an ATL skills programme?
- Differentiating between Core Generic and Subject Specific Cognitive ATL skills.
- Selecting the Cognitive ATL skills appropriate for your students and your school.
- What are the steps of development of the Cognitive ATL skills across a student’s school life?
- How can you map out Cognitive ATL skills both horizontally and vertically?
- What are strategies for teaching the key Cognitive ATL skills?
Topic 4. Affective ATL Skills – Teaching Resilience, Courage and Failing Well
- What is the significance of failure and a student’s reaction to it?
- How can students (and teachers) learn how to “fail well”?
- What is the role of attribution and causality in success, failure and motivation?
- How can students learn to be more resilient and more self-motivated?
- How can a school develop a resilience focused culture?
- What are the steps of development of the Affective ATL skills across a student’s school life?
- How can Affective ATL skills be mapped out both horizontally and vertically?
- What are strategies for teaching Affective ATL skills?
Registration Information: The cost will be $85 and will include parking, a light breakfast, and lunch. Your school will be billed by email to the IB coordinator.
Deadline to register: Wednesday, September 18th
The time will be 8:30 for registration with the main session from 9:00 - 3:00. We understand that this goes a little late for our out-of-town teachers. However, we wish everyone to "get their money's worth" (please feel free to sneak out whenever you need to get on the road)
Questions: Please email
ABIBS Parent Information on the PYP
Please click on the YouTube Link to watch the PYP Parent Information Session that was held at St. Boniface School. Thank you to Sarah L'Hoir and Kris Werzun for leading the session!
Alberta IB Transfer Credit Information from AB Government
Please find below, the link to an updated information package from the Alberta Government regarding transfer credit information for Alberta IB courses
New Resources Available to IB Schools
Please click on the links below to access the resources
Please note that the University of Alberta has released a new IB video pertaining to admissions and recognition, as well as information about their MES programme.