During the challenging times since March of 2020 CAWS created a diversified network of support for our educators. Building on that foundation, I am pleased to report that this year we have expanded our series of virtual services with new Roundtables, IB Listening Sessions, Legislative Briefings and CAWS Special Events. CAWS Scholarships have been awarded for 2021/2022 but there is still time to join CAWS and present a CAWS 2022 Student of the Year Award increase to the awards for member schools who select a CAWS Student of the Year. We have also created, due to popular request, a CAWS membership category for individuals.
CAWS General services:
- Legislative update emails
- Communication with vetted vendors and offers for discounts exclusive to CAWS Members
- Increased Virtual Roundtables - 2021/2022 Events Calendar sent separately
- Virtual Gatherings with IBO Managers and Directors
- New membership category for Individuals who wish to join CAWS and are working at a non-member school
- Increased Value to CAWS 2022 Student of the Year Awards, SOTY -
This year CAWS is offering an additional $50.00 award to each 2022 Student of the Year. Member schools who submit a nomination will receive a refund of their membership fees, ($200.00 DP/CP or $100.00 MYP/PYP), plus $50.00 from CAWS for their SOTY Awards - $250.00 for DP/CP and $150.00 for PYP/MYP members.
Additional Member Benefits:
- A 20% reduction in fees to attend our Spring Seminar event in February
- Invitations to attend roundtable discussions in order to share successful practices (a free service to all California IB Schools).
- Advocacy support with IBO for California schools.
- Advocacy support with California state legislators.
- Advocacy support with the California Department of Education.
- Advocacy support with the University and College for recognition.
- Representation and advocacy at International Baccalaureate Americas Regional Associations’ meetings.
- Supporting a comprehensive network of professionals assisting one another in improving and strengthening the International Baccalaureate in the state of California.
- Summary and updates of California measures related to the International Baccalaureate Programs in California.