Toddle presents

The IB China Meet

Virtual PD for IB educators in
English & Mandarin

February – March, 2024

PYP | March 16
MYP | February 24
DP | March 2
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PYP Assessment Masterclasses

Saturday, March 16, 2024 | 10:00 am – 12:15 pm CST

Imagine stepping into a vibrant learning environment where curiosity thrives, inquiry fuels discovery, and every student is an active participant in their learning journey. What does it take to make this a reality in the PYP?

Join these virtual workshops to learn how you can assess conceptual understanding and foster assessment capability in the PYP.

Please note: Both sessions will be available in English and Mandarin.

Session 1

10:00 – 11:00 am CST (60 minutes)

How do I know if my students have understood the lines of inquiry? How do I effectively use the data collected to inform next steps? Join Tania Lattanzio as she guides you through a process of assessing conceptual understanding in your PYP classroom. Learn how you can create and use rubrics of understanding to support the needs of each learner.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn how to use a rubric of understanding to assess conceptual understanding
  • Dive into a process to develop your own rubric of understanding
  • Get an opportunity to examine examples using rubrics of understanding
Tania Lattanzio
Session 2

11:15 am – 12:15 pm CST (60 minutes)

What does it mean to be part of an assessment-capable learning community? How can we use assessments to empower learners to have agency, take ownership, and reflect on their progress? Join Jenny Jin to uncover answers to all of these questions and become a future-ready educator.

In this session, you will:

  • Understand what it means to be an assessment capable learning community
  • Evaluate where you and your learners are in your journey to become assessment capable
  • Get strategies and next steps to grow assessment capability in your learning community
Jenny Jin

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Developing Student Agency & Interdisciplinary Learning

Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 9:00 – 11:15 am CST

Imagine a school day not confined by the bell. What if we could enable students to blend their learning across different subjects and be the drivers of their own educational journey?

Join our virtual workshop to foster student agency and interdisciplinary learning in your MYP classroom! Discover practical strategies to promote self-directed learning and create impactful interdisciplinary units for your students.

Please note: Both sessions will be available in English and Mandarin.

Session 1

9:00 – 10:00 am CST (60 minutes)

As educators, we’re constantly trying to help students make independent choices, set goals, and take responsibility for their own learning. Join MYP leader Alison Yang to discover strategies that can promote self-directed learning in your classrooms.

In this session, you will:

  • Discover and debunk myths about student agency
  • Brainstorm diverse ideas and strategies for promoting student agency
  • Learn how to integrate entrepreneurship in your teaching practice
  • Explore project management strategies for self-directed agency projects
Alison Ya-Wen Yang
Session 2

10:15 – 11:15 am CST (60 minutes)

We know the power of interdisciplinary units for real world impact, but writing them and finding others to collaborate can be challenging. Join Kyle Wagner to explore innovative ways to design IDUs that extend beyond the classroom, seamlessly integrating content and skills across subjects. Leave with a customised IDU for immediate implementation.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Craft a high-impact IDU with step-by-step instructions
  • Implement assessment strategies tailored to your IDU
  • Build student agency at every stage of the process
Kyle Wagner

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Integrating International Mindedness and Updates in the IBDP Framework

Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 10:00 am – 12:15 pm CST

As an IBDP educator in China, how do you foster international-mindedness in your classroom beyond just celebrating languages and cultures? How are you shaping young minds to be compassionate and lifelong learners?

Join IBDP experts Jacob Huckle and Maggie Ye to find answers to these questions and rethink your teaching-learning practice. Our two-part event will provide you with practical strategies for developing a global perspective and effectively implementing the changes in the IBDP framework in your classroom.

Please note: Both sessions will be available in English and Mandarin.

Session 1

10:00 – 11:00 am CST (60 minutes)

Join Jacob Huckle to explore the role and importance of international-mindedness. In this session, he will introduce a holistic framework that guides development of the three pillars of international-mindedness—intercultural understanding, multilingualism, and global engagement—within your school’s Diploma Programme.

In this session, we will:

  • Reflect on the meaning of international-mindedness
  • Learn how to implement these three pillars with principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Develop a framework to cultivate international-mindedness in the DP
Jacob Huckle
Session 2

11:15 am – 12:15 pm CST (60 minutes)

As the IBDP framework continues to evolve, how can these changes impact schools and educators in China?

Join Maggie Ye to navigate through the changes in the IBDP framework and the emerging trends in Diploma Program evaluation. Drawing from her 15+ years of experience in the IB, she'll focus on how these changes can be put into action to unlock the full potential of the IBDP in your school.

In this session, we will:

  • Explore the latest updates and shifts in the IBDP framework & evaluation
  • Discuss the implications of these changes on your teaching and learning
  • Develop strategies to integrate these updates into your IBDP curriculum
Maggie Ye

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Disclaimer - This event is organised independently of and not endorsed by the IB. Toddle's events 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.
Tania Lattanzio
Tania Lattanzio is an author and renowned international educator. Previously a teacher, coordinator, and manager with the International Baccalaureate, she is now Director of Innovative Global Education. Innovative Global Education has been established for over 10 years and in this time, Tania has worked as an educational consultant globally, in both local and international educational settings.
Jenny Jin
Growing up in China, Jenny has taught at International schools of British, American, and IB curriculum frameworks in Southeast Asia, Europe, and is now back in Beijing. She has worn several hats as an elementary homeroom teacher, K-12 Chinese teacher, head of language department, PYP coordinator, and curriculum coach. Jenny became a certified Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction (CBCI) trainer in 2021. Jenny enjoys collaborating with educators around the world to further her learning on curriculum design and instructions.
Alison Ya-Wen Yang
Alison Yang has lived and taught abroad for the last 22 years. Over the course of her career, she has experienced teaching primary school, secondary school, and university students. Alison is committed to helping students become self-directed learners. She believes that empowering students to take ownership of their learning and encouraging them to make decisions can lead to increased engagement, motivation, and academic success.

Additionally, Alison strongly values collective efficacy. She believes educators can maximize their impact on students' learning and well-being, as well as their productivity and efficiency, through collaboration. Currently, Alison works as the MYP Coordinator at ESF Discovery College in Hong Kong. Besides her role at school, she also participates in professional development and educational conferences.
Kyle Wagner
Kyle Wagner is the founder and lead [co] learning designer of Transform Educational Consulting Limited, an organisation that empowers educators globally to create socially aware citizens through project-based experiences. Kyle's framework for developing these experiences has been used by over 1,000 educators worldwide to help students publish books, create their own small businesses, lead scientific investigations, and even influence policy change.

As an author, course developer, and podcast host, Kyle guides schools in fostering student-centred environments. Kyle is a former classroom teacher, program coordinator, and instructional coach at leading International Schools — including High Tech High and Futures Academy.
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.
Jacob Huckle
Jacob Huckle is an international school educator who has been based in China for over 12 years. He teaches English language acquisition and theory of knowledge and leads on multilingualism in his school. He is passionate about creating more equitable and inclusive schools, that leverage the diversity of their communities. He has presented on these topics at various educational conferences and written about them for publications including International Schools Magazine, International School Leader magazine, the Journal of Research in International Education, EAL Journal, and International Schools Journal. He recently had a chapter about intercultural understanding published in the book Handbook of Research on Critical Issues and Global Trends in International Education. He is studying part-time for a Doctorate in Education at the University of Bath, focused on multilingualism and interculturality in international schools.
Maggie Ye
Maggie Ye is the principal of an IB World School with WASC accreditation. With over 15 years of experience in the IBDP, she plays multiple roles, embodying the versatility and depth of her expertise. She is not only a dedicated educator but also a workshop facilitator, an examiner, a school consultant, and a leader in school visit verification and evaluation.