guild of ib schools northeast
Attend all GIBS Board meetings during the year to represent the needs of your area (HUB)
Communicate regularly with member schools
Send GIBS messages at least quarterly to people on the database (Cathy’s letter, for example, - does she send this to everyone or does she send it to us to distribute?)
Organize the annual museum workshop for GIBS members (PYP)
Present at the annual conference and run the meeting for PYP Coordinators
Collaborate with the GIBS Board to make GIBS more efficient and helpful to schools
Assist in organizing speakers and sessions for the GIBS annual conference, related to the IB program we oversee
Provide assistance to area schools that are interested in our IB programs
Be a conduit between IB and GIBS schools for information gathering
Assist in promoting the IB to colleges, universities and State Education Departments
Advocate for the IB, GIBS and GIBS schools
GIBS Roundtables are set up at our annual conference in January. Coordinators from the PYP, MYP and DP programs in our region volunteer to “host” a meeting where IB teachers, coordinators and administrators can share “best practice.”
List of attendees including addresses (make sure to check whether attendees are GIBS members or non-GIBS members).
Send to: Robert Brooks
Guild of IB Schools
PO Box 9457
805 West Shore Road
Warwick, RI 02889
Reminder: Each dues paying GIBS member may send up to two teachers to each roundtable. The cost for additional teachers is $25.00. For non-GIBS members, the fee is $75.00 per person.
Please Note: All requests for reimbursement must be submitted to Robert Brooks no later than 20 days after the roundtable. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. No checks will be issued unless all forms have signatures and requested back up.
After email notice of roundtable from Coordinator, please email back your intent to attend or not attend within 48 hours.
If asked, please try to contribute to the agenda by emailing the facilitator with ideas or concerns you would like addressed.
Arrange for a sub for the day as per your school’s policy.
Download and print a copy of the welcome letter from the school that is hosting the roundtable from an email that will be forwarded to you from the host school.
Make copies of any materials that you think would be of value to other teachers and take them with you to share at the roundtable.
Arrive at your school between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM.
Provide feedback about the roundtable upon your return via email or personal contact with your Coordinator.