• Professional Development in Oxford
    Professional Development in Oxford
    • In cooperation with the IB since 2002.
    • IB approved leaders
    • Online course fee : £650
    • Face to face* course fee : £824
    • *Social programme and all lunches and dinners included
  • IB approved leaders
    IB approved leaders
    All our workshop leaders are trained and approved by the IB. Some of the leaders we use are also employed by St Clare's as regular IB Diploma teachers whereas others are drawn from the IB Educator Network. All leaders are highly experienced IB Diploma practitioners.
  • IB certification
    IB certification
    We provide an official certificate of attendance for all participants who sucessfully complete the course. This not only enhances your own CV but also provides evidence of continuing professional development - a requirement for IB World school five year evaluation.

COVID-19 NEWS: Workshop events will be virtual until December 2021

As a result of the on-going uncertainty  regarding COVID-19 restrictions all our workshop events up to and including December 2021 will be run as virtual events.

The dates and approximate timings will be as for the face to face events. 

  •   Live virtual workshops

    June, October and November 2021.

    These workshops wil be identical in content, dates and timing to the face to face events.

    Features include:

    • our usual highly- experienced, IB approved leaders.
    • fully authorised in cooperation with IB.
    • live, virtual workshops
    • 4 hours per day synchronous activities
    • plus three hours asynchronous actvity per workshop
    • one to one access to workshop leaders
  •   IBDP - specific resources

    St.Clare's Oxford is England's longest established IB World school.

    The IB teacher workshops thus enjoy access to a number of our IB Diploma focused resources including the library, science laboratories and Visual Arts studio.

  •   Small groups

    Our workshops are small and informal. Our preferred group size is 12 with an absolute maximum of 15 participants, and we usually run no more than four subjects at any one time.

    This ensures that participants can easily share ideas within their workshop groups as well as enjoying the small scale, informal social events.

  •   The International College

    Just a short walk away from the IB college, the International College at Bardwell road provides the perfect venue for our teacher workshops.

    The venue is approximately a three minute walk from the Linton Lodge hotel - where the vast majority of our participants stay.

  •    Walking tour of Oxford

    All participants attending a face to face event are offered a guided walking tour of the fascinating historic Oxford City Centre.

    This lasts about two hours and usually takes place in the late afternoon after workshop sessions on the first day.

    Where posssible we incorporate an Oxford-inspired activity, resource or personality into our online events.

  •   Great food

    With the expert college catering team serving our needs - high quality refreshment and meal breaks are integral to our workshop events and are greatly appreciated by all our participants.

    Sadly of course, we have yet to find a way of delivering this experience virtually.

    All refreshments, lunches and evening meals are included in the face to face workshop fee of £850.

  •     Live virtual workshops
  •     IBDP - specific resources
  •     Small groups
  •     The International College
  •         Walking tour of Oxford
  •     Great food

A welcome from Meredith - your workshop leader

Hello, I would like to welcome you to the IB DP History Category 2 workshop at St Clare's. Originally, I am American but have been living in Europe for over 20 years now. I have been an IB DP teacher since 2007 and teach English Language and Literature, TOK and History. I also have past experience working as an Examiner for the IB. If you...
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An overview of the Literature (generic) workshop

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Workshop leader - Anna Androulaki - Woodcock

  •   Nuanced presentations

    “Her presentations went well beyond even a sophisticated delivery of information; it gave a nuanced and insightful view of the nature of and thinking behind the new programme.”
  •   Good advice

    "Anna was great and gave good advice: I look forward to attending another course with her in the future."

  •   Clear communication

    “Clear communication, pleasant manner and ability to engage with challenging questions.”

  •   Open discussion

    “Anna was wonderfully engaging, open to discussion and able to answer all our questions owing to her obvious wealth of IB experience.”

  •    Beneficial to all

    “I really appreciate Anna’s ability to differentiate the workshop to best support the varying levels of experience with the curriculum. It was beneficial to everyone.”

  •    Enthusiasm

    “I so appreciated her interest, enthusiasm, compassion and understanding for all participants. I really loved her teaching style and felt I was in capable, knowledgeable hands.”

  •    Great ideas

    “Thank you for the compassion, understanding, and great ideas.”

After several years of experience teaching EAL to all age groups, Anna began teaching IB Diploma Programme English and ToK in 2002. Since then she has also taken on the roles of examiner and workshop leader for the IB. Her perspective has been shaped and informed by her varied experience and her teaching in ver...
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Visual Arts Category 1 & 2 - overview

Teaching IBDP Visual Arts has changed as a result of Covid-19... Whilst addressing the needs of category 1 and 2 Diploma teachers, our new style workshop is designed to help you and your students approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we will work cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies and be resour...
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Chemistry category 2 draft agenda

Category 2 workshop for DP Teachers June 24 - 26 2021 Please find below a draft programme for this workshop. please note this programme will be subject to adjustment in response to requests and suggestions from participants.  Download PDF File Here