DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (DP)
Middle Years Programme (MYP)
In the United Arab Emirates (UAE),
DP Coordinators meet in order to discuss various aspects of the
DP. The session dates for DP and IBCC Coordinator's
meetings are as follows:
- 28 November, 2013 - GEMS Wellington Silicon Oasis, Dubai,
- 06 February 2014 - Repton School, Dubai, UAE
- 17 April 2014 - Emirates International School, Jumeirah, Dubai,
- 22 May / 05 Jun 2014 - Dubai International School, Dubai,
On 22 February
2014 GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis,
Dubai will also conduct a workshop "IB SPARK" and "Job A
The following points of
2013 & 24-26 April 2014 - IBICUS Workshops at Raffles World
Academy, Dubai, UAE.
The Coordinators Network is jointly chaired by Jonathan Halligan
and Sheugnet Carter who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Santrampurwala email@example.com
is the CPD Coordinator.
In the United Arab Emirates, MYP
Coordinator's meet once every two months to discuss various aspects
of the MYP Programme. Currently there are approximately four to
five Coordinators participating in these meetings. The schools
which these Coordinators represent include: Emirates International
School (EIS) - Meadows, Emirates International School (EIS) -
Jumeirah, Dubai International Academy (DIA), GEMS World Academy,
and Greenfield Community School.
Under discussion are the changes in
the MYP "The Next Chapter".
Our session dates for MYP
Coordinator's meetings will be confirmed shortly:
For more information on the MYP
network, or to become a member, please contact Eleanor Scarr at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Coordinators have developed a strong network in the Middle East
through which sharing of good practice; resources, collegial
support and professional development are facilitated.
The PYP Coordinators network has members from Kuwait, Bahrain,
Qatar, Lebanon, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. It has almost
doubled in size over the last two years.
The PYP Coordinators meet three times per year in different
locations around the Emirates in order to collaborate on different
Last year, Coordinators organised many successful professional
development events, such as a Job Alike session, which included one
hundred participants from eight different IB schools. In January
2012, there were teaching workshops in a concept driven curriculum
and inquiry based learning offered to all IB schools.
In October, 2011 schools sent
participants to attend round table style workshops on areas that
were felt to be needing development by the network; Teaching
through concepts and Specialist integration to the PYP.
Most recently the PYP Coordinators
Network met on the 10 November 2012, at Uptown Primary School in
Dubai. Before the meeting there was a Job Alike session for
teachers from all over the Middle East. Over 140 teachers attended
the session from fourteen different schools. The teachers came from
Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait to collaborate about best teaching and
learning practices and create further networks of their own to
collaborate and share resources through.
During the coordinators meeting, coordinators had a presentation
from local author Taghred Chandab, discussed the upcoming MEIBA
conference, planned the next Job Alike session and discussed how
different schools are assessing the Science Skills in the PYP.
The Coordinators network is open to
everyone in the Middle East region and welcomes new members.
For more information on the PYP network, or to become a member,
please contact Lisa Gibson at: email@example.com