Events

Inspire and Engage Educators with PD Events and Webinars

Leadership Institutes

Join us at our Portland, Oregon headquarters for our hands-on, multi-day Leadership Institutes we host throughout the year.

Collaborate with Atlas consultants and colleagues from around the world as we work together to design your curriculum process, set clear goals, and outline an action plan.

Leading the Curriculum Process
October 28-30, 2019

Regional & Summits

Our team travels the globe, leading workshops for educators on a range of curriculum development topics.

Regional Workshops have tailored days for school leaders and teachers to focus on their unique curriculum development needs. Summits are educator-led conferences that feature the innovative work of your colleagues across the region. Learn more about presenting.

Southeast Regional Workshop
September 18-19, 2019
Cypress Hall in Wannamaker Park | North Charleston, South Carolina

Curriculum Summit in South America
October 7-8, 2019
Vermont School | Medellin, Colombia

Regional Workshop in New York 2019
October 23-24, 2019
Nanuet Union Free School District | Nanuet, New York

Curriculum Summit in Turkey
December 6-7, 2019
TED Rönesans College | Istanbul, Turkey

Curriculum Summit in Europe
February 21-22, 2019
Riverside School | Prague, Czech Republic

Customize a Professional Development Plan for Your School

Webinars

Webinars span topics including teaching strategies, curriculum design, and educational leadership, as well as hands on product demonstrations and trainings.

Have a scheduling conflict? We have you covered. Register for the live event and we will send you the recording, or view our  library of recorded webinars.

Get to Know Atlas 

Join us as we present an overview of Atlas. If you’ve never seen Atlas or would like a better idea of how we can tailor the system to meet the needs of your school or district, join this lively demo. We will cover curriculum planning, reports, and a few other features of the Atlas system. Questions are welcomed!

Register for the August 28 Webinar at 8:00am PDT >>

Let’s Discuss Agency in the PYP
August 28 at 5:00am PDT

Join Ali Ezzeddine and the FariaPD team as they examine the role of Agency in the Enhanced PYP. During this very interactive webinar you will be able to exchange ideas about agency, ask questions and share experiences. Walk away with new strategies to use with students around agency.

Bio: Ali Ezzeddine is a trilingual educator. Ali’s passion is to start new IB World schools. He is a published author, writing and publishing Arabic books and sharing his love for reading and writing in schools around the world.

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Exploring PYP Exhibition
September 10 at 5:00 pm PDT

A webinar for experienced practitioners or those new to Exhibition, join Sonya terBorg in walking through the expectations of the PYP Exhibition as it relates to the Enhancements to the PYP. Figuring out a starting point, planning with student agency in mind, focusing on action-oriented outcomes, and celebrating the process of learning that the Exhibition is to the PYP program. The webinar will include developing a timeline for your Exhibition, including the learning community, co-creating success criteria, and staging a celebration of learning that will drive lasting change.

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Literacy at the PreK-K Level
September 9th at noon PDT and September 10th at noon PDT

This webinar is a two part series. You will be registered for both sessions when you register.

September 9th
Part 1: Developing strong language and literacy skills in PreK and Kindergarten are often cited as the foundational building block for future school success. Children should experience story comprehension, phonological awareness, and phonics in developmentally appropriate and engaging environments. In Part 1 of this two part webinar series we will look at the separate reading and writing skills involved in early years language and literacy skills development and how targeted professional development can support the overall knowledge base and comfort level of teachers.

September 10th
Part 2: PreK and Kindergarten environments must meet the unique needs of young learners. These developmental characteristics result in schedules that are not divided by subject, but instead are organized into larger chunks of time that are theme or concept based with smaller groups and activities happening at the same time. In Part 2 of this webinar series, we will look at different template options and considerations that schools can use to authentically capture language and literacy mapping in Prek and Kindergarten classrooms.

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Leading the Curriculum Process in Elementary School 
September 12 at 12:30 pm PDT

Join us as we we discuss the unique curricular needs of elementary schools and share strategies schools can use to address these challenges and strengthen the overall curriculum writing process.

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Building Strong Portfolios
September 16 at 5:00 pm PDT

One of the key elements of a student-centered education is a carefully and thoughtfully curated portfolio that provides insight into learning. Join Sonya terBorg in sharing ideas about how to create digital and tangible portfolio pieces that collectively showcase learning, document the development of approaches to learning, enable students to articulate the process they have gone through, and effectively communicate learning achievements and goals with the learning community.

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Successfully Managing Change: Transitioning to PYP Next  
September 17 at 11:00 am PDT

PYP schools around the world are in a period of innovation and advancement as teachers engage with the enhanced PYP. Here at ManageBac, we have redesigned our support for the PYP with a host of improvements. As teachers become familiar with the new IB requirements and our developments, we appreciate the important leadership role played by PYP coordinators. As such, we offer this webinar that will explore what the research tells us about change management in schools and how it can be applied to support PYP coordinators this academic year and beyond.

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Integrating Student Needs into the Curriculum (AVID, ELL, Special Ed, Gifted)
September 25th at 10:00am PDT and November 7th at 10:00am PDT

A school’s written curriculum and the template format used to capture this information should reflect the critical elements necessary for a robust and well thought out curriculum. Alongside our curriculum, teachers also have a responsibility to adapt and modify instruction to meet the needs of all learners.  In this webinar, we will explore opportunities to integrate these differentiation strategies into a school’s existing curriculum. We will focus specifically on students with special education, gifted and talented, and language needs and briefly discuss the benefits of the integration process itself.

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What is Service Learning: Why Do It?
September 25th at 4:00pm GMT (Part 1 of 3 in webinar series)

In part one of this webinar series with presenter Tara Merks Barton, director of Serve Learn in South Africa we will explore the following:

  • Similarities and differences of service learning, community service, and community
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  • Instructional pedagogy and curriculum integration with the community- Visible
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  • Why all schools need a service learning program?
  • 5 Stages of Service Learning
  • PLN bringing ‘like minded’ folks together for ongoing collaboration, resources and support.

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Curriculum Writing: Approaches to Unit Planning
September 24th, November 21st, December 17th 12:30 pm at PDT

Strong unit plans should clearly articulate learning goals by identifying what students will know, understand, and do as a result of instruction. Once this has been clearly established, teachers can connect the activities and learning experiences that will engage students and bring learning to life. Join us as we explore curriculum development by taking a high-level look at how to support teachers as they write units of instruction.

In this session we will examine elements of high-quality unit plans and break down ways to approach unit planning in a way that is practical, approachable, and tangible. The registration link below is the same for all dates. Select in the drop down menu which session you’d like to attend.

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Why All Schools Need a Sustainable Service Learning Framework and How to Acheive It 
October 16th 4:00 pm at GMT (Part 2 of 3 in webinar series)

In part two of this webinar series with presenter Tara Merks Barton, director of Serve Learn in South Africa we will explore the following:

  • How schools are developing service learning programs- projects, partners, link to strategic planning, PD, student leadership, skills, dispositions, SEL, global competencies
  • Leadership and change
  • Moral purpose and link to vision and mission statements
  • Clarity, Consistency, and Collective Efficacy

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How to Engage Your Students with Sketchnotes and Infographics
October 23rd 6:00 pm at PDT or October 24th at 1am GMT

Sketchnoting and infographics are both a fun and engaging way to deliver information and strengthen understanding. During this webinar Chris will lead you through the creative process, providing you with multiple examples of how you can record student’s ideas, as well as facilitate inquiry based learning.

Presenter: Chris Gadbury

Chris Gadbury is a PYP Visual Arts Teacher in Hong Kong. Earlier this year Chris gave a TEDx talk where he spoke of his passion for promoting student agency and creativity through visual storytelling. Chris has created graphics and illustrations for organisations such as Managebac and Worlds Largest Lesson. He is also an ambassador for TeachSDG’s where he works with other educators towards achieving the Global Goals. Connect with Chris on Twitter @chrisgadbury.

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Integrating Your Identity into Your Curriculum
November 5th at 11:00am PST

All schools are unique in culture, values, traditions, and student experience. While there are foundational elements in effective curriculum writing, a school should also embrace their identity as an equal contributor in the development of their own curriculum writing process. Join us in this webinar and let’s talk about ways to capture and honor a school’s identity within the elements of your school curriculum.

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Creating Service Learning Curriculum: The How
November 6th 4:00 pm at GMT (Part 3 of 3 in webinar series)

In part three of this webinar series with presenter Tara Merks Barton, director of Serve Learn in South Africa we will explore the following:

  • How to use service learning standards and benchmarks on Atlas
  • Why backwards design units of conceptual Inquiry?
  • Formative and Summative assessment examples
  • UN Global Goals and finding meaningful Connections
  • Partnership goals and Impacts

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PRODUCT TRAININGS

System Admin Part I

Ensure your Atlas system reflects your school by managing teacher accounts and courses, updating the academic calendar, and managing your annual curriculum archive.

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System Admin Part II

Elevate your work in Atlas by reviewing site activity reports and exploring template customization options.

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System Admin-End of Year Prep

Close out the school year by preparing Atlas for the fall. Learn the steps to take in order to clean up your system and organize for the upcoming school year.

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