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The MYP Europe Meet

Virtual PD for IB educators
English & French
April 20, 2024 | 9:00 am CEST
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Mastering the MYP through ATTs & Multilingualism

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 9:00 am – 11:30 am CEST

While numerous principles shape the MYP, two that stand out are fully integrating the approaches to teaching and embracing the idea that every teacher is a language teacher! 

Led by seasoned MYP school leaders, this event will dive into the six pedagogical shifts for effective IB teaching and unpack strategies for fostering a welcoming multilingual classroom. Together, we’ll explore practical tips to enhance your teaching and celebrate every language in your classroom. Join us to transform your pedagogical approach, ensuring every student finds their place and thrives in a supportive learning environment.

Both sessions will be available in English and French.

Session 1

Strengthening MYP through the Approaches to teaching

9:00 – 10:00 am CEST (60 minutes)

Is your teaching aligned with the IB’s core pedagogical principles? Join former IB curriculum manager Njambi Ikua to explore the significance of the Approaches to teaching and how they can be effectively applied to foster an inclusive and responsive learning environment. Get ready to engage with your pedagogical beliefs and discover new ways to support your students’ learning needs.

In this session, you will:

  • Explore the six core pedagogical principles of the IB and their impact on teaching.
  • Understand the ‘why’ behind teaching approaches to enhance student learning.
  • Learn how these approaches boost student inquiry and growth.
Njambi Ikua
Session 2

Exploring multilingual-mindedness in the MYP

10:15 – 11:30 am CEST (75 minutes)

What does it truly mean to support multilingualism in our MYP classrooms? What does the IB say about fostering an environment that not only recognises but celebrates and nurtures the multilingual capabilities of our students? 

Join IB expert Dr. Lorna Caputo-Greenall to see the linguistic abilities of multilingual children through a new lens. We’ll unpack the IB’s stance on multilingualism and uncover the often-overlooked linguistic competencies of our learners. Prepare to transform your approach and make your classroom a haven for multilingual inclusivity.

In this session, you will:

  • Understand the MYP’s view on multilingualism and its importance in the programme.
  • Explore the IB Language Tenets and their application in teaching.
  • Learn strategies for multilingual inclusivity, valuing and leveraging all students’ languages.
Dr. Lorna Caputo-Greenall
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Njambi Ikua

Assistant Principal & MYP Coordinator, International School of Geneva, Nations Campus

Njambi Ikua is the assistant principal and MYP curriculum coordinator at Ecolint's Nations Campus. Njambi has worked in the international education space for over 20 years and is very passionate and committed to advancing an inclusive and quality education for all learners in the IB MYP ecosystem.

She previously was a curriculum manager at the International Baccalaureate in The Hague, Netherlands, for the Middle Years Programme for seven years. She led the curriculum development of the Language acquisition and Language and literature subject groups, authored curriculum guides, curriculum support documents, teacher support materials, and supported the professional development of teachers to ensure the continuity of MYP quality standards. One of her major projects while working for the IBO was the review of the MYP Language acquisition guide 2020.

Dr. Lorna Caputo-Greenall

Exploring Multilingualism Consultant | Head of Multilingual Academy, International School of Zug and Luzern

Dr. Lorna Caputo-Greenall is an educator, researcher, and consultant in the area of childhood multilingualism in international school contexts. She is involved in the creation of programmes in schools that support bi- and multilingual students to develop their full linguistic repertoires. She also runs global networks to support EAL/ELL teachers in international schools. You can learn more about Lorna on her website,