IBDP Launchpad
Are you a new DP coordinator or DP teacher wondering how to get started in that role? We’ve got you covered! Join us at this virtual workshop and get a headstart!
13th Aug, 2022 at 09:00 AM GMT
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About the Meet-Up

Are you a new DP coordinator looking to put your best foot forward in this exciting role? We can help with that! We understand that being a DPC can seem daunting, but with a little help from experts, and a little collaboration with your peers, we believe that you’ll be acing this new role. Join us for this virtual workshop to learn about your key responsibilities as a DP coordinator, discuss strategies for succeeding in the role, and build your network with coordinators from other schools. Our DP Launchpad workshop will take place virtually over the course of one day. The event will consist of four synchronous sessions to interact with workshop leaders and the other participants on how to navigate this new territory, gain clarity, and exchange ideas. 

Meet-Up Objectives

  • Link what DP coordinators do with why it is important
  • Explore how and when DP coordinators manage their responsibilities

Know your Speakers

Speaker: Genevieve Bondar

How does a DP coordinator go about creating policies that fit the school context best? In this session, you will learn just this and, as a bonus, learn how the policies can be matched to the IB standards and practices! 

Speakers: Camille Gautier, Genevieve Bondar

In this last session, you get the chance to learn how to seamlessly integrate the IB philosophy into the curriculum. Plan for the DP core, gain insight on integrating ATLs, and learn about the importance of unit planners for building a quality curriculum. 


Meet-Up Capacity: 200 participants  

Please note that this is a limited capacity event. In order to have meaningful discussions, and provide personalized guidance, this pop-up is capped at 200 participants. Links to attend the event will only be shared with those who complete the questionnaire shared upon registration on or before August 8, 2022.

About the Meet-Up

Being a new DP teacher means that there’s a lot of new expectations to wrap your head around. But you also have the exciting opportunity to design wholesome and meaningful learning experiences for your students. Every DP teacher is the backbone of the successful implementation of the DP curriculum at every school and we we’re here to help you get the best out of this role. Join us for this virtual workshop to learn about everything you need to be that superhero DP teacher, discuss strategies for succeeding in the role, and build your network with DP teachers from other schools. The workshop will take place virtually over the course of one day. The event will consist of four synchronous sessions to interact with workshop leaders and other participants on how to navigate this new territory, gain clarity, and exchange ideas. 

Meet-Up Objectives

  • Connect what DP teachers do with why it is important
  • Identify assessment opportunities that the DP offers, and what these look like in your subject(s)
  • Deliberate on the DP core and its integrations
  • Explore how international-mindedness can be promoted in the DP

Know your Speakers

Speaker: Kevin Neilson 
The DP classroom involves a fascinating interplay of different approaches to teaching. Gain insights on inquiry-based learning, ATL skills, and other important pedagogical approaches relevant to the DP in this session. 

Speaker: Kevin Neilson

For a new DP teacher, grasping the basics of DP assessment can often seem daunting. This session serves as a one-stop-shop to help you strengthen your understanding of DP assessments- from markbands to descriptors and much more

Speaker: Shameek Ghosh 

As a teacher, it can be tough to maintain a balance between taught content and other real-world contexts in your teaching and learning. Learn how to seamlessly integrate the DP core into your classroom and use it to bring your lessons to life! 

Participants will share and explore methods to guide students towards a critical reflection on international-mindedness. We’ll leverage the DP core, and discuss other learning opportunities that educators can create, in order to help students develop an appreciation of global themes and perspectives. 


Meet-Up Capacity: 200 participants  

Please note that this is a limited capacity event. In order to have meaningful discussions, and provide personalized guidance, this pop-up is capped at 200 participants. Links to attend the event will only be shared with those who complete the questionnaire shared upon registration on or before August 8, 2022.

Disclaimer - This webinar is organised independently of and not endorsed by the IB. Toddle's events and webinars are organised to enable exchange of practices and ideas within the educator community and are not a replacement for the IB official workshops. Views and opinions expressed by the speakers are their personal views and should not be construed as official guidance by the IB.

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Camille Gautier
Camille Gautier is originally from France but started her teaching career as a foreign language teacher in the UK before taking up a teaching position at the British International School of Moscow. In 2012, she moved to India to teach French at DSB International School in Mumbai. She became DP coordinator in 2015 and Head of Secondary in 2018. She is also a co-author for the soon-to-be released DP French B Kognity textbook.
Genevieve Bondar
Genevieve has worked as an IB DP educator in different capacities since 2012. She has worked as an English A Language and Literature teacher, TOK and EE Coordinator, Assistant DP Coordinator, and DP Coordinator during the tumultuous years of the pandemic. Genevieve successfully led the IB DP accreditation process and 5-year review with no matters to address at her previous school. Genevieve loves to think of ways in which students and teachers can improve the assessment process. She is currently completing an MSc in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University and teaching Philosophy in German, her fourth language, at a German high school.
Kevin Nielsen
Currently the IB Diploma Coordinator at the Canadian International School, Bangalore. Kevin has been involved with the IB for 20 years across 4 continents, both in the MYP and DP. During his time as an educator, Kevin has held several positions of responsibility for History and TOK. He is also a certified Erickson and Lanning CBCI instructor for concept-based education.
Shameek Ghosh
Shameek is currently working as the Diploma Programme coordinator at Xian Liangjiatan International School, Xian, China. He has 17 years of teaching experience in various schools globally and he has been teaching in China since 2016. He has taught Environmental Systems and Societies, Biology and Theory of Knowledge, ATLs, and CAS and holds a variety of leadership positions in a number of subject areas. He has a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Nottingham, UK, and the IB Leadership Certificate.