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Africa, Europe and Middle East Virtual IB workshop - DP Theatre Category 3 - Subject Specific Seminar

March 16 - March 18, 2022

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Artistic information

Virtual DP Theatre – Category 3 – Subject Specific Seminar (SSS).

Workshop Goals
The new DP theatre guide will be published by the IB in February 2022 for first teaching from September 2022 (for northern hemisphere schools) and January 2023 (for southern hemisphere schools).

We will be running the ‘Subject Specific Seminar’ or ‘SSS’ workshops for the new theatre course, both as face-to-face and online experiences. These bespoke one-off workshops will provide teachers with the understandings, tools and resources needed to adapt and develop their current courses in line with the revised DP theatre guide. SSS workshops will address all the key areas regarding teaching and learning, assessment tasks, and corresponding criteria using authentic student samples to ensure that teachers understand some of the subtleties in the change of criteria wording. Participants will examine the course guide with an eye for practical implementation, be clear about the reasons behind the revisions, and to be prepared to implement the changes to their own programmes. They will collaboratively generate useful resources and appropriate activities in a manner that supports the IB mission statement, the learner profile and other core areas of the Diploma Programme.

The IB recommends that all current DP Theatre teachers attend an SSS workshop, including those teachers who have participated in the recent DP theatre pilot process.

Please note
SSS workshops are not appropriate for teachers who are new to teaching DP theatre. These teachers should look to attend training at one of our new Category 1 workshops in the summer of 2022.

Important information

This is a virtual workshop.
All sessions will take place on Zoom and will be synchronous, interactive and collaborative in approach.
ISTA will provide the links and passwords to all participants shortly before the workshop.

Sessions will take place at the following times [CET]:
9:00am – 1:00pm on Wednesday 16th March 2022.
9:00am – 1:30pm on Thursday 17th March 2022.
9:00am – 1:00pm on Friday 18th March 2022.

Event Coordinator
Helen Abbott

For participants
Registration is now open.
Registration closes on 2nd March 2022.


Registration fees
ISTA members – GBP £600.
Non ISTA members – GBP £650.

Please note
Any bookings or amendments taken in the six weeks prior to the workshop will incur an additional GBP £50 late booking/amendment surcharge, subject to availability.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Wednesday 16 March at 09:00
Finishes on Friday 18 March at 13:00
(CET - Central European Time)


• Adam Fraser
• Adriane O’Connor
• Andrew Davison
• Ashley Hutchison
• Bridget O’Brien
• Caitlin Rose
• Catherine Crossley
• Clare Singleton
• Daphne Said
• Esther Machileka
• Fay Eddy
• Fiona Kennedy
• Georgina McKinley
• Helen Szymczak
• Jane Williams
• Jennifer Lawless
• Jennifer Lazareck
• Julia Watson
• Juliette O’Brien
• Kate Wand
• Katy Bingham
• Kelley Marchant
• Klaus Reitberger
• louise fernandez
• Marie-Hélène Pichette
• Matthew Bartlett
• Natalie Day
• Nichola McQuade-Powell
• Nicola Holdaway
• Padraig Downey
• Patricia Munn
• Pete Harris Lindop
• Peter Bannister
• Rob Lazar
• Rodney Savickis
• Rossella Peretto
• Ryan Rogers
• Sabina Sitoianu
• Sarah Garlick
• Shelley Vokes
• Sherri Sutton
• Simon Williams
• Sinead McGuinness
• Thadd Correia
• Thomas Disney
• Tiffany Greer
• Victoria Allen
• Yvonne Ricketts