Annual International Baccalaureate Conference Spotlights Whitby Educators

LogoTwo teachers from Whitby School in Greenwich, CT presented at the annual Guild of International Baccalaureate Schools (GIBS) Conference on October 18 and 19.  The conference was hosted by GIBS, an Association of International Baccalaureate World Schools in North America Northeast, in Weehawken, NJ.  Educator workshops were hosted by Middle Years Program (MYP) Design Teacher Phil Lohmeyer, of Cos Cob, CT and Primary Years Program (PYP) Coordinator Diana Ljepoja, of Stamford, CT.  Other Whitby participants included Head of Lower School Silvia Gentile, MYP Coordinator Shelley Castro, and Lower School Teacher Samantha Clark. Trevor Mackenzie, Canadian educator and author Dive Into Inquiry (2019) and Inquiry Mindset (2018), headlined the conference by speaking on the importance of inquiry in the classroom.  Mackenzie called the conference "the ideal opportunity to meet and collaborate with IB educators from the northeast."