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Americas Virtual IB workshop - DP Theatre Category 3 - Subject Specific Seminar

February 8 - February 10, 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 [EST]:
9:00am – 1:00pm on Tuesday 8th February 2022.
9:00am – 1:30pm on Wednesday 9th February 2022.
9:00am – 1:00pm on Thursday 10th February 2022.

Event Coordinator
Keriann O’Rourke

For participants
Registration is now open.
Registration closes on 26th January 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.


Below is the outline of the workshop schedule.

Download it here: Americas Virtual IB workshop SSS_Schedule

What to bring

Please have the following available for the workshop:

– A hard copy of the Guide. You may be asked to write/highlight, and make notes along the way.
– Paper and pens
– Ideas for warm ups that relate to theorists, approaches to play texts, and theatre traditions
– Recommendations for play texts
– Access to the shared resource folder provided by ISTA.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Tuesday 08 February at 09:00
Finishes on Thursday 10 February at 13:00
(EST - Eastern Standard Time)


• Allen Green
• BambiEllen Fadoul
• Brian Ferrell-Locke
• Cathy Bergen
• Cooper Lewis
• Estes Hammons
• Gonzalo Tuesta
• Gretchen Nordleaf-Nelson
• Jeffrey Walker
• Joseph D’Aquino
• Julie Pullinger
• Katie Millard
• Kerri Rambow
• Lillian Pelkey
• Lina Ramos
• Lindsay McDade
• Maria Edgar
• Mariah Sanford-White
• Michael Olavarri
• Ruqaya Aamer
• Sarah Smith
• Siobhan Reddick
• Tracey Barrow-Schoenblatt
• Wendy Putzler