CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF IB WORLD SCHOOLS
CAWS Newsletter – AUGUST 2017
Pat Prather – Co-Executive Director
Robin Oliver - Co-Executive Director
GREETINGS FROM PAT PRATHER AND ROBIN OLIVER
Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year. After spending the summer relaxing with family and friends, we hope you and your students look forward to the coming year and enjoy your time together. 2018 will be a busy year for CAWS and we are excited to share with you the dates of several events already scheduled. CAWS looks forward to hosting and participating in many exciting events scheduled throughout 2017-2018.
LEGISLATIVE DAY IN SACRAMENTO – AUG. 29th, 2017
Board members and Co-Executive Director, Robin Oliver and our advocates will be meeting with a variety of state representatives in order to update them on the value, success, and expansion of IB programmes in California. Our state continues to have the most IB programmes in North America with 223 authorized and 51 candidate programmes.
FALL FORUM OCTOBER 2017
Our Fall Forum will be held in San Diego at the Horton Grand Hotel October 2nd. Paul Campbell, IB Head of Outreach Services and Development will be our keynote speaker focusing on the IB as it celebrates its fifty (50) year anniversary. He will also explain the new structure of IB and the role of Programme Relationship Managers assigned to each IB authorized school.
IB World Schools Department:
Serving and Supporting Authorized Schools
In the afternoon there will be breakout sessions:
DP - The A-G requirements for the UC’s – Dot Battenfeld
MYP – Approaches to Learning – Kim Stern
PYP – Changes to the PYP Programme – Cynthia Brown
Please register for the Forum and welcome Paul to San Diego!
Save the date for our CAWS Spring Seminar in Sacramento - February 26, 2018!
GRANLIBAKKEN - June/July 2018
Registration for our 2018 Teacher Training workshops in Lake Tahoe should be posted on our CAWS website in October of this year. Striving to meet the needs of California IB educators we have selected a thoughtful combination of approved courses. We believe these course, excellent trainers and the beautiful Lake Tahoe setting will provide meaningful support for teachers of PYP, MYP, DP and CP programmes. We have a great mix of approved courses which should be popular for teachers of all three IB programmes. Save the dates – DP June 25-28, MYP/PYP June 28-July1. Check on our website for registration updates.
IB GLOBAL CONFERENCE JULY 2018 – SAN DIEGO, CA
Years of diligent effort by CAWS have resulted in our Association welcoming IB World Schools to San Diego.We have worked to get this event in San Diego for about five years and CAWS is so excited to finally be able to welcome IB World Schools to our city. Various committees will have meetings with Paul Campbell throughout this year, and on behalf of IB we are looking for volunteers to assist with the event. If you are interested please contact Pat or Robin. and you might be called upon to help us with some of the preparations. Please say “yes” if asked. Be sure to save these dates to register yourself and your Head of School to participate. Let’s celebrate this unique opportunity to meet with colleagues from throughout the Americas and world and have a great turnout of IB California schools in 2018!
Remember to pay your school dues and be eligible able to apply for CAWS scholarships
. Remember school dues must be paid prior in order for a school to apply for any of our scholarships. Both the dues invoice and the scholarship applications are on the CAWS website
. http://www.cawsib.org Regrettably some schools were not eligible last year because they did not pay their dues. Remember all dues go to back to schools to fund their CAWS IB Student of the Year Scholarship. scholarships
See you in San Diego,
Have a great year!
Pat and Robin