June 2010 Newsletter by Pat Prather

Coordinators and Administrators
This is my final newsletter until August when I will mail to IB schools the CAWS annual information packet with all of the updated happenings for 2010-11. Be sure to check our website (C-ibo.org) throughout the summer months so that you can keep abreast of the latest developments and upcoming events posted on our annual calendar.
Teacher Training Workshops in Granlibakken, Lake Tahoe
Register Now! We still have openings in many of this summer's sessions of IB teacher trainings. Diploma June 26-29, MYP/PYP, June 29-July 2. Lake Tahoe is easily the most appealing venue of all the IBA workshop locations. All meals, including dinners and happy hours, are included. And we have extended the deadline for lower cost registration. Sign up online on our website (C-ibo.org) Treat your teachers and administrators to an experience they won't forget.

Offerings for Diploma:
Levels 1 and 2 - English, History Route 2(Americas) Music
Level 1 – Spanish B, Math HL, Math SL, Biology, Physics, Psychology, TOK, CAS, Coordination, Administration, Counseling

Offerings for MYP/PYP:
MYP Levels 1 and 2 – Heads of Schools/Coordinators, Math, Spanish B
PYP Level 1 – 1A An Introduction to the IB Standards for administrators new to the PYP
    1B An introduction to the PYP curriculum
CAWS Bi-Annual Conferences
Fall Forum 2010-Spring Seminar 2011

The CAWS Fall Forum will be held at the Horton Grand Hotel in San Diego October 24-25, 2010. The emphasis of the conference will be on Assessment in the IB for all three programs. The dates for the CAWS Spring Seminar are February 27-28, 2011. The tentative focus of this conference is "Concurrency of Learning" a hot topic in the IB. As further details become available, they will be posted on the website and I will have more specifics in my August Newsletter.
The first roundtable of the Fall for MYP/PYP schools is scheduled to take place at the Einstein Academy in San Diego on September 12, 2010 from 9-12 in the morning. At 8:30am a continental breakfast will start off the day. Watch our website for further details.
Council of International Schools Fair
September 26, 2010 is now set for the date of this very popular event which has attracted more participants each year. It will be held again at the French American International School in San Francisco where it has had wide success. The details are now posted on our website and there is a flyer that you can download and print.
IB Conference of the Americas July 15-18, 2010
"Exploring Cultures, Expanding Minds" is the theme of the second annual IB Americas conference. The venue is Miami Beach Florida at the Fontainbleau hotel. Your CAWS Association will again be one of the sponsors of this event. For more information, go to the IBO website www.ibo.org/iba/conference. We hope you can attend this international gathering of participants from IB schools all over the world and meet with your California colleagues.
Sciences PO Paris France
The following blurb was given to me by Carolyn Lavoie, Director of Recruitment of Sciences PO Paris, France. The university is interested in recruiting students from California and will probably have representatives at the Council of International Schools Fair September 26th.

"The newly established English-language Euro-American campus in Reims provides students with the option of enrolling in a French Language Certificate. If the bilingual environment weren't enough, students are further exposed to cultural diversity by participating in an obligatory study abroad program in their third year at one of Sciences Po's 350 partner universities around the world, including American Ivy League institutions and all University of California campuses. Moreover, a selected group of students will able to participate in a dual B.A. program in partnership with Columbia University: two years in Reims, two years in New York, two degrees.

To schedule a university visit to your school in the Fall, contact Thomas Chatterton Williams, Director of recruitment in the US at Thomas.chattertonwilliams@sciences-po.fr. For more information on Sciences Po, please visit http://sciences-po.eu and http://college.sciences-po.fr/en/ for information on undergraduate programs in particular.
Our webmaster is working with a graphic artist to give our website a new look, primarily on the Home Page. We are also looking at purchasing a new domain so that we can get away from a sign-in we have had for so many years and which is now totally outdated. I will keep you posted on our progress.
Do what makes you happy! Refresh and rebuild! Focus on the magic of summer!

Best regards,

Pat Prather – Executive Director

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