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GIBS ROUNDTABLES

GIBS schools come together regularly throughout the school year to support one another with IB best practices and to share curriculum knowledge. Roundtables are set up throughout the school year to bring subject area teachers together from across our network of schools. Hosted by GIBS member schools, the Roundtables allow teachers and administrators to engage in a dialogue about a specific IB subject or requirement of the IB curriculum. This is an invaluable, cost effective professional development for GIBS member schools and an important opportunity for educators to meet and share ideas with one another. Use the calendar view to see our upcoming PYP, MYP, CP and DP opportunities. 



Upcoming events

    • 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.

      • 15 Feb 2023
      • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Link will be sent by facilitator prior to the event
      • 18
      Register




      MYP Special Education

      February 15, 2023 

      10:30 - 11:30 AM


      Facilitator: Veronique Innocent


      This roundtable will discuss Special Education in the MYP. 


      Registration Information

      • GIBS Member Schools may send unlimited participants to virtual roundtables free of charge. If you are unsure if you are a current GIBS member, please log into your account on the GIBS website or email gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
      • Non-member Schools may register for virtual roundtables at the cost of $10 per participant (only if space allows).


      Payment Information

      You may pay online with a credit card, or please mail payment to: 

      Dr. Robert Brooks, GIBS Director of Finance

      P.O. Box 9457, 805 West Shore Road

      Warwick, RI 02889


      If your school is an authorized IB School and would like to join GIBS, please visit https://gibs.wildapricot.org/join-us.


      *Attention Coordinators: You may register attendees for your school, or they may register themselves. 


      Cancellation or Changes to Registration 

      • To cancel, please cancel your own registration by logging into your GIBS account. Cancellations will not be accepted within 72 hours of the Roundtable.
      • To make changes to your registration, please contact us at gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
      • 16 Feb 2023
      • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • UNIS 2450 FDR Drive New York, NY 10010
      • 21
      Register



      DP NY Metro Global Politics Roundtable

      February 16, 2023 

      9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


      Facilitator: Anthony Staccone


      Registration Information

      • GIBS Member Schools may send two participants to in-person roundtables free of charge. There is a $25 fee for each additional participant. If you are unsure if you are a current GIBS member, please log into your account on the GIBS website or email gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
      • Non-member Schools may register for roundtables at the cost of $75 per participant. A nonmember school may send up to 5 participants to a roundtable.


      Payment Information

      You may pay online with a credit card, or please mail payment to: 

      Dr. Robert Brooks, GIBS Director of Finance

      P.O. Box 9457, 805 West Shore Road

      Warwick, RI 02889


      If your school is an authorized IB School and would like to join GIBS, please visit https://gibs.wildapricot.org/join-us.


      *Attention Coordinators: You may register attendees for your school, or they may register themselves. 


      Cancellation or Changes to Registration 

      • To cancel, please cancel your own registration by logging into your GIBS account. Cancellations will not be accepted within 72 hours of the Roundtable.
      • To make changes to your registration, please contact us at gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
      • 02 Mar 2023
      • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
      • Zoom link will be sent by facilitator prior to the event
      • 13
      Register



      PYP Roundtable #5: Culture Through Policy


      March 2, 2023 

      1:30 - 2:30 PM


      Facilitator: Diana Ljepoja and Felicia Cooper-Prince


      In this session, we will explore how to use the IB mandated policies to develop a positive school culture.

       

      Registration Information

      • GIBS Member Schools may send unlimited participants to virtual roundtables free of charge. If you are unsure if you are a current GIBS member, please log into your account on the GIBS website or email gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
      • Non-member Schools may register for virtual roundtables at the cost of $10 per participant (only if space allows).


      Payment Information

      You may pay online with a credit card, or please mail payment to: 

      Dr. Robert Brooks, GIBS Director of Finance

      P.O. Box 9457, 805 West Shore Road

      Warwick, RI 02889


      If your school is an authorized IB School and would like to join GIBS, please visit https://gibs.wildapricot.org/join-us.


      *Attention Coordinators: You may register attendees for your school, or they may register themselves. 


      Cancellation or Changes to Registration 

      • To cancel, please cancel your own registration by logging into your GIBS account. Cancellations will not be accepted within 72 hours of the Roundtable.
      • To make changes to your registration, please contact us at gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
      • 30 Mar 2023
      • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
      • Link will be sent in registration email.
      • 18
      Register




      DP/CP Chemistry New England 

      New Curriculum

      March 30, 2023 

      4:30-5:30 PM


      Facilitator: Kathleen Laurie


      DP/CP Chemistry: New Curriculum


      Registration Information

      • GIBS Member Schools may send unlimited participants to virtual roundtables free of charge. If you are unsure if you are a current GIBS member, please log into your account on the GIBS website or email gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
      • Non-member Schools may register for virtual roundtables at the cost of $10 per participant (only if space allows).


      Payment Information

      You may pay online with a credit card, or please mail payment to: 

      Dr. Robert Brooks, GIBS Director of Finance

      P.O. Box 9457, 805 West Shore Road

      Warwick, RI 02889


      If your school is an authorized IB School and would like to join GIBS, please visit https://gibs.wildapricot.org/join-us.


      *Attention Coordinators: You may register attendees for your school, or they may register themselves. 


      Cancellation or Changes to Registration 

      • To cancel, please cancel your own registration by logging into your GIBS account. Cancellations will not be accepted within 72 hours of the Roundtable.
      • To make changes to your registration, please contact us at gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
      • 06 Apr 2023
      • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
      • Zoom link will be sent by facilitator prior to the event
      • 14
      Register



      PYP Roundtable #6: Student Agency


      April 6, 2023 

      1:30 - 2:30 PM


      Facilitator: Diana Ljepoja and Felicia Cooper-Prince


      In this session, we will explore action and student agency, as well as voice, choice and ownership in the PYP!

       

      Registration Information

      • GIBS Member Schools may send unlimited participants to virtual roundtables free of charge. If you are unsure if you are a current GIBS member, please log into your account on the GIBS website or email gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
      • Non-member Schools may register for virtual roundtables at the cost of $10 per participant (only if space allows).


      Payment Information

      You may pay online with a credit card, or please mail payment to: 

      Dr. Robert Brooks, GIBS Director of Finance

      P.O. Box 9457, 805 West Shore Road

      Warwick, RI 02889


      If your school is an authorized IB School and would like to join GIBS, please visit https://gibs.wildapricot.org/join-us.


      *Attention Coordinators: You may register attendees for your school, or they may register themselves. 


      Cancellation or Changes to Registration 

      • To cancel, please cancel your own registration by logging into your GIBS account. Cancellations will not be accepted within 72 hours of the Roundtable.
      • To make changes to your registration, please contact us at gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
      • 12 May 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Sturgis Charter School, Hyannis, MA
      • 22
      Register



      DP Latin

      May 12, 2023

      In Person

      10:00 AM-2:00 PM


      Facilitator: Colette Milligan


      DP Meeting for New England and NY Metro for IB Latin (Classical Languages).


      Registration Information

      • GIBS Member Schools may send two participants to in-person roundtables free of charge. There is a $25 fee for each additional participant. If you are unsure if you are a current GIBS member, please log into your account on the GIBS website or email gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
      • Non-member Schools may register for roundtables at the cost of $75 per participant. A nonmember school may send up to 5 participants to a roundtable.


      Payment Information

      You may pay online with a credit card, or please mail payment to: 

      Dr. Robert Brooks, GIBS Director of Finance

      P.O. Box 9457, 805 West Shore Road

      Warwick, RI 02889


      If your school is an authorized IB School and would like to join GIBS, please visit https://gibs.wildapricot.org/join-us.


      *Attention Coordinators: You may register attendees for your school, or they may register themselves. 


      Cancellation or Changes to Registration 

      • To cancel, please cancel your own registration by logging into your GIBS account. Cancellations will not be accepted within 72 hours of the Roundtable.
      • To make changes to your registration, please contact us at gibsnortheast@gmail.com.

    Virtual Roundtables 

    • Members can send an unlimited number of participants to roundtables. There is no fee for additional participants. If you are unsure if you are a current GIBS member, please log into your account on the GIBS website or email gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
    • Nonmember schools can register for roundtables at the cost of $10 per participant. Payment may be made online, or please send payment to: 

    Dr. Robert Brooks, GIBS Director of Finance

    P.O. Box 9457

    805 West Shore Road

    Warwick, RI 02889

    • GIBS will provide a $25 facilitator honorarium. Facilitators will be asked to coordinate with the Hub Vice President to receive the list of participants, communicate roundtable details with participants, create and share an agenda for the roundtable, set up a Zoom link for the meeting and email it to registered participants, facilitate and record the roundtable, and if needed follow up with participants after the roundtable. Facilitators should complete the facilitator honorarium form and the W9 tax form.   

    IN-PERSON Roundtables 

      • Members may send two participants to roundtables. There is a fee of $25 for each additional participant. If you are unsure if you are a current GIBS member, please log into your account on the GIBS website or email gibsnortheast@gmail.com.
      • Nonmember schools can register for roundtables at the cost of $75 per participant (and only if space permits). Payment may be made online, or please send payment to: 

      Dr. Robert Brooks, GIBS Director of Finance

      P.O. Box 9457

      805 West Shore Road

      Warwick, RI 02889

      • GIBS will provide a $100 facilitator honorarium. Facilitators will be asked to coordinate with the Hub Vice President to receive the list of participants, communicate roundtable details with participants, create and share an agenda for the roundtable, facilitate and record the roundtable, and if needed follow up with participants after the roundtable. Facilitators should complete the facilitator honorarium form and the W9 tax form.

      Cancellation or Changes to Registration  

      • To cancel, please cancel your own registration by logging into your GIBS account. Cancellations will not be accepted within 72 hours of the Roundtable.
      • To make changes to your registration, please contact Jan Normile at gibsnortheast@gmail.com.


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