Wednesday, June 25, 2008
How awesome does this conference location look? The 8:00am to 3:30pm sessions were most informative. I received my IB Level 2 training certificate :)
Evenings were spent networking with other IB teachers and librarians. Good food, amazing conversations and overall one of the most fun conferences I've ever been too. It's amazing how much IB teachers all over the nation have in common. I'll start the next academic school year off with some great new ideas and resources.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Made it to St. Petersburg all safe and sound. Found my way to the hotel, the conference center and attended the first plenary session at 5:oopm. So far, it seems to be well organized and there are over 500 people here from about 32 countries. That is pretty impressive. It's hosted by the Florida League of IB Schools (FLIBS) and so far so good.
Got a quick overview of IB: Diploma, Middle Years and Primary Years. Went over the newer IBO mission statement and the IB Learner Profile. Speaker was Ruben Valencia from the Gulliver Preparatory School. He did a great overview! I might have to ask for his presentation.
We start our subject sessions tomorrow at 8am (on a SUNDAY!!!). That's pretty early for the summer :P
Thursday, June 19, 2008
It's summer vacation...but I'm still working :o Actually, it's not really work....it's somewhat vacation like. I'm chaperoning a enrichment trip to Stratford, ONT. It's a theatre enrichment. We got to see Cabaret, Hamlet and Taming of the Shrew. Tomorrow we get a tour of the costume warehouse. The students seem to be having a good time, the food is good, the plays are amazing, hotel is nice and the weather could be warmer.
I've spent 2 days without internet access and I couldn't take it anymore, so I went to log on to the wireless network in the hotel lobby. I'm not used to not being on a computer for most of the day. Strange. Anyway, here we are waiting outside of the Festival Theatre just before the Taming of the Shrew performance.