IB course instructors receive multiple-day training in their subject areas from IB when they first begin teaching an IB course. When IB course curricula are revised or updated, IB instructors receive updated training; thus they remain continually up-to-date on curriculum revisions.
In addition to IB training in their subject areas, BPHS IB teachers are supported by the IB Coordinator, IB Mid-Atlantic networking sessions with other teachers of the same subject in the VA-DC-MD-DE area, online Teacher Support Materials provided by IB, access to past IB exam papers and mark schemes, and the My IB curriculum resources site, which features a teacher resource exchange and discussion forum used by teachers of the subject from around the globe.
IB Teachers at BPHS attend collaborative IB staff meetings (in addition to BPHS faculty meetings) to help ensure that teachers of all subjects are communicating about the progress and needs of students program-wide.
Additionally, teachers of BP pre-DP subjects work in vertical planning teams with IB teachers of the same subject to ensure that curriculum is aligned from 9th through 12th grade.
IB Teachers’ scoring of required Internal Assessments is moderated by external IB examiners.