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Asia Pacific (2) Virtual IB workshop - DP Theatre Category 3 - Subject Specific Seminar

April 12 - April 14, 2022

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.

All participants will attend watch one virtual professional theatre performance. Details to be confirmed by December 2021.

Important information

This is a virtual workshop.
Sessions will take place for 4 hours per day on the 3 days of the workshop.
All sessions will take place on Zoom and will be synchronous, interactive and collaborative in approach.
The workshop leader will set tasks for teachers to complete in between the live sessions on days 1 and 2.
ISTA will provide the links and passwords to all participants shortly before the workshop.

Sessions will take place at the following times [SST]:
9:00am – 1:00pm on Tuesday 12th April 2022.
9:00am – 1:00pm on Wednesday 13th April 2022.
9:00am – 1:00pm on Thursday 14th April 2022.

Event Coordinator
Sophie Galton

For participants
Registration is now open.
Registration closes on 29th 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 Tuesday 12 April at 09:00
Finishes on Thursday 14 April at 13:00
(SST - Singapore Standard Time)


• Grace Hudkins
• Kimberley Bennett