AIB Teaching & Education SIG is organizing various events in AIB World Annual meeting, but also at AIB chapter conferences.

For the AIB World Annual meetings, T&E SIG offers Teaching Cafes and Professional Development Workshops.

Teaching Cafes

Cafes are short, interactive sessions facilitated by one or two discussion leaders with the goal of idea exchange and high attendee participation.

In 2021, T&E SIG offered six Teaching Cafes (run 2 times each topic at different time slots):

  • Teaching café (2): Teaching Online: Opportunities & Challenges
  • Teaching café (2): Leading critical discussions in IB classroom
  • Teaching café (2): Sustainability in IB Education

Insights and takeaways from the teaching cafes 2021 can be found – here.

Professional Development Workshops (PDW)

PDWs are typically half-day events that focus on a “teaching in IB topic” facilitated by several experts. These workshops incorporate engaging activities for participants related to pedagogy and the creation of teaching materials, lessons, and course activities. Certificates of Workshop completion are also provided for participants.

The 2021 PDW was titled “How to Internationalize IB Classroom experience: Lessons from Virtual Travel Abroad”. Workshop Description and other details are available – here.

Teaching Events at AIB Chapter Conferences

AIB T&E SIG is collaborating with the regional AIB chapters in creating regional track sessions centered on teaching and learning.

For example, year 2021, AIB T&E SIG organized Plenary session on teaching cases in AIB Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Chapter – read about it here.

However, SIG is looking forward to expanding its collaboration with the regional chapters. If your chapter would like to host teaching-related events together with the AIB T&E SIG, please contact and share your ideas and needs with Cyntia Vilasboas Calixto ( and Karen Lynden ( who are leading events and their development in AIB T&E SIG.