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Invoice #: 102411
CAWS Tax ID: 94-3381716 (CAWS is a non-profit organization)
Dates: Monday, October 24, 2011
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Jose-Silicon Valley
Click here for Map and Driving Directions.
Registration: $250 per person includes Monday breakfast, refreshments, and lunch plus conference materials. Advance payment is required.
If payment is not received prior to the conference, please be prepared to present a credit card or personal check at registration.
Registrations will be confirmed only upon receipt of a Check or Purchase Order.
No refunds after October 1. Registrations close October 19th.
Contact: Pat Prather - Executive Director
6686 Via de La Reina, Bonsall, CA 92003
Phone: 760.758.9829 - Fax: 760.758.0167
Email: pkprather@sbcglobal.net


The IBCC is open for business. The IB Career-related Certificate is moving from the pilot stage of development to become a mainstream offering of the IB and as a result, is changing the public face of the IB. Already it is having a significant impact on the IB community. Schools now have different options for students wishing to pursue an IB education beyond middle school. Keynote speaker, Chris Mannix, Curriculum and Assessment Area Head, IB Cardiff, Wales, will address “New Additions to the IB Continuum”. The breakout sessions will focus on the idea of access and change. The Diploma will concentrate on the IBCC with Natasha Deflorian; MYP will explore “Changing the Continuum”; PYP will look at “Moving the PYP Forward”. All three programmes will come together in the afternoon to learn about one of the new elements of the IBCC Core, Approaches to Learning, and work together to see how to integrate its concepts across all IB Programmes.

Hotel Reservation Guide

The Crowne Plaza Hotel San Jose-Silicon Valley
777 Bellew Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035
Reservations: 408.321.9500
Fax: 408.321.7443
Website: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/CAIBWorld

A block of rooms has been reserved exclusively for our guests for Sunday October 23 at the rate of $99 a night plus tax.
Use the website or call 888.233.9527 toll-free, and be sure to mention the group name “California Association of IB World Schools” to receive our special rate.

Complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius as well as to the San Jose Airport is available.
In addition, hotel parking and high-speed wireless internet access will be provided complimentary for our guests.

Additional Information

Send your payment to Pat Prather at
6686 Via de La Reina, Bonsall, CA.
See Contact Information above for additional details.

For details on the Keynote speaker, Chris Mannix, and the International Baccalaurete Career-related Certificate (IBCC), download this flyer.

Daily Schedule

Sunday – 23rd
5:30 - 6:30 pm Early Registration (Beverages available in the lounge)
Monday – 24th
7:00 - 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 Keynote New Additions to the IB Continuum
Chris Mannix, Curriculum and Assessment Area Head of the Hexagon Core in the Diploma Programme and Head of the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC)
9:30 - 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:00 pm Breakouts:
DP: The IBCC: Fit for purpose in the 21st century
Natasha deFlorian – Associate Manager IBCC
Chris Mannix
Marjorie McConnell (CA State Dep’t of Education)
MYP: Dave Weber “Changing the Continuum”

PYP: Maike Silver “Moving the PYP forward”
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 CAWS Business Meeting
  • Presentation of 2011/2012 Budget
  • Approval of Minutes February 28, 2011
  • Legislation Updates
1:45 - 3:00 Approaches to Learning
How to integrate/use/explore AtL in a meaningful way across IB programmes

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