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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Fall IB Workshops

October 8-10, 2017

IMPORTANT: Please do not book travel until enrollment is confirmed.

When: Sunday-Tuesday, October 8-10, 2017 Classes on the first two days will be held from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Classes on the last day will be held from 9 a.m.-noon. Houston is in the Central time zone.

Where: The workshops meet on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas.

More information coming soon.

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Please Note: Prior to registering, please review the IB Workshops and Resources catalog to determine which category best meets your needs. Additionally, certain information provided during registration will be sent to the IB Organization.

TEA Reimbursement: Texas IB teachers are eligible for tuition reimbursement by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Teachers must attend the entire workshop in order to earn a certificate and be eligible for TEA reimbursement. TEA has asked that you please join the TEA AP/IB incentive listserv to be notified once guidelines have been determined.

Continuing Education Credits: Participants will receive up to 15 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits or 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU). Attendance is taken each morning and afternoon. The hours on your certificate will reflect your actual hours of attendance. Participants are responsible for signing the attendance sheet each day.

SBEC Continuing Professional Education Provider Number 500571.


Early registration: $830 (until July 8)

Standard registration: $880 (July 9-September 24)

Late registration: $930 (after September 24)

Tuition includes breakfast each day and lunch on the first and second day.


Payments are accepted by credit card or purchase order. Registrations via credit card are confirmed immediately upon processing. Registrations made via PO are not considered confirmed until CCR receives the actual payment (check). If registering using a PO, payment (check) is due within 30 days of registration. Failure to submit timely payment may result in the cancellation of your registration.

Required Materials: Refer to the course description for further details.

Category 2 participants are required to bring their own subject guide to the workshops. A subject guide will be provided in hard copy for Category 1 participants. In combined Category 1 and 2 workshops, subject guides will be provided to all participants. Coordinators, please bring a copy of the "Handbook of Procedures." A few copies will be available to those that are unable to get one before the start of the workshops. These materials may be brought either as electronic files downloaded to laptops or as hard copies.

Endorsed workshop partner of the IBO. 

The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies offers workshops for teachers in schools implementing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Porgramme (MYP) and Diploma Programmes (DP).

More than 4,000 schools across the United States and around the world have adopted the IB curriculum since its founding in 1968. The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child.  The MYP encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.  The MYP is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation. The DP is designed for highly motivated students who are encouraged to attempt a demanding curriculum. IB students in high school must prepare for and pass rigorous standardized examinations to receive an IB diploma at the end of their four years. Further, those who earn the IB diploma are given appropriate college-level course credit at many of the world's leading universities, including Rice University.

The workshops at Rice are designed for new and experienced IB teachers at the PYP, MYP and DP levels who are interested in learning about the IB program and strategies and techniques for effectively teaching IB curriculum. Workshops will be led by experienced IB workshop leaders who have a strong background in teaching and an interest in developing the IB teacher community through rigorous professional development.

Since 1994, GSCS has provided exemplary workshops and resources for teachers. Rice's teacher professional development workshops have provided teachers with content knowledge and effective teaching strategies to address the learning needs of students.

See the video below from our spring 2012 workshops: