• 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 bit about Steve

Steve Marshall ESS workshop leader

Steve Marshall is an IB enthusiast with international experience in the Seychelles, Jordan, Spain, Brazil, China, and Ethiopia. He is currently Head of the Geography and Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) Departments at St Clare's, where he has been teaching since 2007, and delivers science and geography courses during summer school. He organises and oversees the annual residential field trip to Dorset, recently visited Iceland with a group of St Clare's students and coaches the school volleyball club as a CAS activity. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography and PGCE from Newcastle University (UK), taught at King Edward's, Morpeth in the North East of England for a number of years, and played volleyball at National League level, which explains his 'adopted Geordie' status and his curious support of Newcastle United.

Previous posts have included teaching Geography, Asian History, Biology, Economics and Business, Head of Economics, Head of Humanities faculty, Board Member, IBDP Coordinator and Examiner. He recently edited the new IBDP Pearson ESS course textbook and is currently editing and in charge of quality control of Kognity on-line textbooks in ESS and Geography. He also leads category 1 and 2 teacher training workshops in Geography and ESS throughout the Euro/African region for St Clare's, the IBO and other providers including IBICUS and In Thinking.

He lives locally in Marston with his wife Mej, and two young boys (Zayne and Zak), which has temporarily curtailed his wanderlust, and spends the little spare time available to him playing and watching numerous sports, with a single figure golf handicap a future target. 



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