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GIBS Virtual Conference 2023

  • 03 Feb 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Virtual


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GIBS Virtual Conference 2023

"Making a Difference: Constructing Knowledge Across Programs"

February 3, 2023

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Join us virtually for an opportunity to network, collaborate, and learn at this year’s GIBS annual conference!  The featured speakers, Sylvia Libow Martinez and Dr. Gary Stager, will focus on the power of learning by doing. 

At the conference, you will hear from our featured speakers and participate in breakout sessions related to the theme of "Making a Difference: Constructing Knowledge Across Programs.” You will also discover new ideas to further develop your IB Program, learn from IB practitioners, and reflect on your practice.

The GIBS Conference is the perfect professional development opportunity for heads of schools, coordinators, teachers, and district and school board officials to promote best practices in the Northeast region.

The full conference schedule and links will be shared closer to the event.

Registration Fees

Member Fees

  • Regular (December 1 - January 20): $75 
  • Late (January 21 - February 2): $100  

Non-Member Fees 

  • Regular (December 1 - January 20): $125
  • Late (January 21 - February 2): $150

    Payments:  Conference fees must be paid prior to February 3, 2023 or a PO received prior for payment. Payment options include credit card.

    Refunds:  Registration fees will not be refunded, but a school may send a substitute up to February 1, 2023.

    Featured Speakers

    Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager, PhD are the authors of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, a book known worldwide as the “bible” of the classroom maker movement.

    Sylvia travels around the world to bring the power of authentic learning into classrooms, particularly in STEM subjects. She is the principal advisor to the FabLearn Fellows, a group of educators using innovative research and practices in K-12 making and digital fabrication labs out of Columbia University. Sylvia holds a bachelors in electrical engineering and a masters degree in education technology. In earlier careers, she was an aerospace engineer, president of an educational non-profit, computer and video game designer, and a senior scientist creating the GPS navigational satellite system.

    Dr. Stager is a leading expert and advocate for computer programming, robotics and learning-by-doing in classrooms, and a pioneer in online learning. He has taught in classrooms from pre-school to graduate school. A popular blogger and keynote speaker, Gary is also a journalist, teacher educator, consultant, professor, and founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge institute for educators.

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