A great day of collaboration was held on Sept.19 as 40 teachers gathered to collaborate at the North Texas MYP Roundtable. Held at the Technology Learning Center in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, participants enjoyed meeting new MYP teachers in their subject. Even though years of experience ranged from 7+ years to 2 years, everyone appreciated the time to work on curriculum.   Because there were smaller groups, everyone felt comfortable in expressing concerns as well as celebrations. Participants shared ideas about planners, assessment tasks, and the IB rubrics, while also utilizing digital shared spaces to build banks of ideas for ongoing support and collaboration. As one participant said, “It was so nice to speak with people who understood the IB vocabulary and could really help with finding great solutions to problems!” Teachers were grouped by subject area, so there were conversations about vertical alignment and integrating ATLs in a variety of ways. Thanks to TIBS for awarding the grant to the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and thanks to Ranchview High School and Barbara Bush Middle School for hosting and doing all the legwork!  

Submitted by Tina Flatt, MYP Coordinator, Barbara Bush Middle School, CFBISD