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Unpacking the criteria for assessment: The collaborative project portfolio with Simon Bell

July 8, 2021

Multi Region Event: Europe and Asia / Americas and Europe

Booking Closed

Please note that this event is available to book in two regions. For more detailed time zone information, please see the ‘Important information’ section below.

About the workshop

Unpacking the criteria for assessment: The collaborative project portfolio

Workshop description
The collaborative project returns for one final time for the 2021-2023 cohort. This may mean if you are a new IB teacher in the last couple of years, you have never taught this component of the course. Even if you are experienced, you might feel you need a refresher after two exam sessions without the task. In this workshop we will examine each criteria in fine detail and unpack what examiners are looking for in order to award the highest marks.

Learning outcomes
Participants will:
Have a clear understanding of the fine details of each assessment criteria.
Have a clear understanding of what a student needs to do to reach a level of explanation.

How will the workshop benefit the teacher in their curriculum delivery?
Having been removed for the last two years, this workshop will enable teachers to communicate the needs of the collaborative project assessment task with students with clarity, by refreshing their own understanding of the task. It will give them confidence to structure learning activities that meet the specific needs of the task and enable students to access the highest mark bands.

Target audience
DP Theatre teachers.

About your workshop leader

I was born in the United Kingdom, trained as an actor at Bristol and worked professionally as an actor/director before becoming a theatre teacher in the UK and US. I am now a freelance theatre artist who travels the world looking for exciting creative opportunities and the best beaches.

My main interests as a theatre artist are in devised collaborative theatre and physical acting. My training is focussed in Lecoq’s pedagogy and in my own devised work, and I am passionate about exploring social and political ideas through physicality. I have experience working with Complicité, Frantic Assembly and Gecko, and these companies inform much of my practice.

I have extensive experience with the IB DP Theatre and MYP courses and have led Category 1, 2 and 3 teacher training workshops for ISTA. I also work as a creative director, SEL at TaPS/festivals and master class leader, and am thrilled to be part of such an incredible community of theatre artists.

Important information

Event Coordinator
Keriann O’Rourke

Europe and Asia
8:00-10:00am – BST (British Summer Time)
9:00-11:00am – CEST (Central European Standard Time)
3:00-5:00pm – SST (Singapore Standard Time)

Americas and Europe
7:00-9:00am – PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
10:00-12:00pm – EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
3:00-5:00pm – BST (British Summer Time)
4:00-6:00pm – CEST (Central European Standard Time)


The cost of this session is GBP £35 per person for ISTA members and GBP £40 for non members.

What to bring

Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop, such as the workbook. A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Europe and Asia

Starts on Thursday 08 July at 08:00
Finishes on Thursday 08 July at 10:00
(BST - British Summer Time)

Americas and Europe

Starts on Thursday 08 July at 07:00
Finishes on Thursday 08 July at 09:00
(PDT - Pacific Daylight Time)


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• Justin Leigh Barrett
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