2014 MYP PYP Teacher Training


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CAWS Tax ID: 94-3381716 (CAWS is a non-profit organization)
Dates: Saturday, June 28, 2014 to Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Location: Granlibakken Resort and Conference Center, Tahoe City
Click here for Map and Driving Directions.
Registration: Conference Fees:
Participant registers online with Granlibakken Resort.
$865 before June 2, 2014
$880 after

Part of the fee for the workshop is paid to the International Baccalaureate Organization for professional development support provided by the organization to make these workshops possible.
All fees must be paid prior to arrival

Housing Fees:
Participant registers online with Granlibakken Resort
Includes 3 nights on resort property, all meals (including dinners), facility fees, parking, tax, service
Onsite rooms available on a first come, first served basis
Participants may also rent houses off site on their own
Housing fees in addition to conference fees

Participant registers online with Granlibakken Resort for both conference and lodging.
All fees must be paid prior to arrival
Contact: Jerry Chris
Email: drjchris@yahoo.com


Category 1 workshops focus of IB philosophy and implementation. They provide professional development and assistance for schools that have decided to apply for IB authorization. They are also relevant for educators who are new to an IB school with an existing IB programme and those interested in joining an IB school. Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • the basic philosophy and curricular model of the programme
  • programme standards and practices appropriate to the participants’ role
  • the appropriate programme framework (PYP,MYP,DP)

Category 1 workshops will only spend 1-2 sessions on the course designs/outlines.

Category 2 workshops focus on programme delivery. They emphasize assessment, teaching and learning methodologies, and exploring best practices in the classroom. The goals of these workshops are to enhance the understanding of the IB philosophy and programme model and improve the quality of programme delivery. Participants will:

  • Make connections between the progranmme framework and practice
  • Enhance their understanding of the role of assessment in the IB programmes
  • Discuss and analyze standards and practices appropriate to their role
  • Engage in discussion and activities aimed at sharing pedagogical techniques
    Such as best practices in the classroom; teaching and learning methodologies; and finding, sharing, developing and using resources

Category 2 workshops assume participants have been teaching their particular IB programme.

Category 3 workshops shift from implementation and programme delivery to impact and influence. The overall purpose of workshops in this category is to provide a forum for experienced educators to build on and enhance their professional development portfolios. Participants will engage in detailed discussions around topics such as learning theory, pedagogy, assessment, subject-specific content, administrative and pedagogical leadership.

Category 3 workshops assume that the educator has several years of experience in an IB School and wants to delve more deeply into an area of interest.

PYP Category 1

1A. An introduction to the Standards for Administrators New to the PYP

The overall purpose of this workshop is to explore the philosophical and administrative implications of the IB programme standards and requirements with reference to PYP implementation

1B. An introduction to the PYP Curriculum Model

The overall purpose of this workshop is to introduce the PYP as a systematic and all encompassing curriculum through the study of Making the PYP Happen: a curriculum framework for international education

PYP Category 2

  • Assessment
  • Programme of inquiry: A strategy to support schools self assessment

MYP Category 1

Implementing MYP Curriculum

  • Heads of Schools/IB Coordinators
  • Language A
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences

MYP Category 2

Deliverying MYP Curriculum

  • Heads of Schools/IB Coordinators
  • Language A
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences

MYP Category 3

  • Designing Authentic Assessments for 21st Century Learners
  • New MYP: Living the Learner Profile

Hotel Reservation Guide

Granlibakken Resort and Conference Center
725 Granlibakken Rd. Tahoe City, CA 96145
Reservations: 800.543.3221
Fax: 530.583.7641
Website: www.granlibakken.com
Group Code: CAWSMP14
Password: CAWSMP14

Please make hotel reservations directly with the hotel.

Granlibakken Registration Directions:

  • Click “Reservations” at top right of the Granlibakken website
  • Click “Conference Participant.”
  • The ID and Password are both the same: CAWSMP14
  • Click “Registration Form.”

Registration Notes:

  • Payment for both the resort and the conference go directly to Granlibakken (see end of registration form)
  • The resort fee includes all meals – including dinner each day
  • It is suggested that if you have more than one participant from your school, that you rent a car at the Reno Airport. The beauty of Lake Tahoe is spectacular and you will want to do some touring

Onsite rooms available on a first come, first served basis.
Participants may also rent houses off site on their own.

*** Alternate Hotels ***

The Granlibakken hotel is now sold out! Here a list of alternative hotels nearby.

  • Pepper Tree (530-583-6723) – About same cost as Granlibakken. One mile away near shops in Tahoe City. High rise with good views. Recently renovated.
  • America’s Best Value Inn (530-583-3766) – About same cost as Granlibakken. One mile away near shops in Tahoe City. Clean. Across from Lake
  • Sunnyside (530-583-7200) – High end. Two miles south on west shore, away from Tahoe City. Good restaurant. Beach access.
  • Cottage Inn (530-581-4073) – Pricey. Cute, popular honeymoon location. Individual cottages next to Sunnyside. Beach access
  • Tahoe Marina Lodge (530)583-2365. Condo style, close to water
  • Tahoe City Inn (800) 800-8246. Low end, but good location on lake
  • Mother Nature’s Inn (530) 581-4278. Quaint. On top of great antique store. Cozy and in middle of town
  • The Aviva Inn (530)583-3305. Newly renovated. ¾ of a mile from central town. Received mixed reviews last year

*** Remember that your “off grounds” fee of $360 (paid to Granlibakken with your registration) covers all meals, including incredible BBQ dinners. Many choices at all meals. The fee also covers social hour each day. You also have access to the pool, tennis courts, etc. A free shuttle service will connect you with Granlibakken.

Additional Information

To and from Reno airport shuttle arranged by participant with resort.
Car rental recommended.

Graduate Credit

Available online through Kent State University.

Daily Schedule

Saturday - 28th
4:00 - 6:00 pm Registration
6:00 - 7:30 Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 General Session
Sunday - 29th
7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:15 - 12:00 pm Sessions
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:30 Sessions
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner
Monday - 30th
7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:15 - 12:00 pm Sessions
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Sessions
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner
Tuesday - 1st
7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:15 - 12:00 pm Sessions
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

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