Amanda Bond, Librarian and Ayse Ozgun, Fourth grade teacher, both at the Istanbul International Community School

Grade level: Grade 1-5, Subject area: Literacy

In this workshop teachers will be invited to explore, evaluate and create digital book trailers and their use in building literacy for students.

Alexander Dean Hester, Head of Math Department at the American International School of Bucharest

Grade level: Grade 5-12, Subject area: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Workshop participants will learn how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts can be taught using robots. Teachers will learn how to program robots built with Mindstorms NXT parts using RobotC. Online resources for teaching STEM courses and the MYP technology design cycle using Mindstorms NXT and/or Tetrix robots will also be explored during the workshop. This workshop will be held on the ISP campus and is open to middle school and high school teachers on a limited signup basis.


  • For this workshop the participants have to sign up, as this session has only limited space. We are working on a ‘first come, first serve basis’.
  • This 3-hours workshop will be held at the International School of Prague, during the Friday afternoon, starting after lunch.
  • CEESA will provide transfers from the Diplomat hotel to ISP and return.
  • There is no extra cost to participate in this workshop session.
  • Deadline for sign up is February 15, 2013.

If you have any questions, please send them to Ingrid Raben at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lowell Thomson, DP Chemistry Teacher at the American International School of Bucharest

Grade level: Grade 9-12, Subject area: Chemistry/Science

IB requires your Group IV Science PSOW to include simulations. Learn how one teacher incorporates simulations and animations into various aspects of the IB Chemistry syllabus. Websites will be shared, along with handouts that guide the students and push their thinking skills. Simulations cover topics such as equilibrium, titrations, molecular modeling and redox. Bring your laptop and explore the simulations/animations during the presentation. Share your own ideas in an open discussion at the conclusion of the presentation.