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Executive Director Update From Robin Oliver, August 2021

Dear Colleagues,
Welcome to the 2021/2022 academic year! I trust that the past months have provided you with a restorative and joyous break. Rather than send out my usual ED Update I will be sending you a series of emails that feature relevant updates and opportunities CAWS has created to support our educators.
As we embark on welcoming students into classes, we are once again facing a year with many unknowns and we all know that students will look to their teachers for support and the tools they will need to make this year one of healing and resounding success. CAWS is here to support you in this most worthy pursuit.
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 CAWS Roundtables, IB Listening Sessions, Legislative Briefings and CAWS Special Events. We hope to greet you in person on February 28th when we resume our Spring Forum in San Diego. CAWS Scholarships are back as well as an 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.
I encourage you to join CAWS today as a demonstration of your support for your Association and the network of educational professionals who comprise the hearts and souls of California IB Programmes. As we strengthen our community, so we strengthen each other and the International Baccalaureate in the state of California.
We are the heirs of our actions so let's work together to make this year successful, positive and inspiring.
Warm regards,
CAWS/IB Source Welcome Back Celebration
As part of our CAWS Membership campaign kick-off event Andy Culley, IB
Source, is offering a 25 % CAWS discount to CAWS Member Schools.
Send me a copy of your Membership Form and I will notify Andy that you are eligible for the discount.
Are you looking for a classroom-ready SEL curriculum for your students and need to train your teachers in SEL?
IB Source has just published a CASEL-aligned classroom-ready curriculum from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Student planners are classroom-ready SEL curriculumthat provides an SEL lesson every week of the school year. Each planner is $19.99 but we are now offering all CAWS schools a special 25% discount on any orders. Email or call us for more information. Use coupon code CAWS25
Also, you can master your IB Subject with one of our new IB Teacher Toolkits. We have all available subjects for IB Diploma, MYP and the Career Programme.
Our objective is to guide IB educators towards success. This includes giving you the tools and inspiration you need with our IB toolkits. Toolkits include engaging online courses, classroom-ready downloadable resources, assessment methodologies based on real-world samples, and more. Our tools will help you plan, identify learning gaps in your students, and adapt your own lessons accordingly. Each toolkit is $199 for 1-year subscription and new student and teacher downloadable resources are added monthly. We are also offering a special 25% discount to any CAWS member schoolUse coupon code CAWS25
All products can be purchased directly from our website www.myibsource or via a school purchase order.
Andrew Culley
Group Publisher
IB Source
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+1(312)224-2536 / Fax +1(312)212-5534
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