ManageBac was excited to host our first official virtual ManageBac Training Academy workshop, on November 11-12, 2021. The event was sold-out weeks in advance, and saw over 100 attendees from more than 35 countries and 50 schools participate in hands-on workshops delivered by the ManageBac Support, Curriculum & Technology teams.
With 345+ years of combined ManageBac experience in the audience, the workshop saw a wealth of knowledge shared on IB Assessment approaches, ways to share feedback to students, guide teachers along the process and engage your Parent body, as well as Support Team best-practices to refine report card layouts.
Below is an overview of the topics covered during the sessions. Besides the programme specific workshops for the IB Diploma, IB Middle Years and IB Primary Years Programmes, feature presentations garnered discussion and practical activities were held to help reinforce learning.
Tom Brodie, Curriculum Coordinator at ManageBac, gave a Feedback Masterclass, with tips on how to refine comments to achieve uniformity of layouts, highlighting the importance of tense and pronouns, as well as ways to ensure the reporting process is a supportive experience, rather than surprising your student and parent community.
Ryan Tannenbaum, Technology Consultant at Faria Education Group and for.education, and Adam Morris, Schools Technology & Integration Director at ManageBac, provided a sneak preview at upcoming Gradebook developments in their Engaging the Community: Proofing and Review + Enhanced Analytics session.
A Focus group was launched on the back of the session, where schools were invited to participate in providing feedback that will assist our product development process for automating proofing & review, and providing additional analytics for coordinators to more easily track grades and reporting to-do’s.
Hands-on sessions were delivered via the experienced ManageBac Support Team, offering best-practice advice, tips and tricks to produce stunning report cards, and answers to FAQs. The intimate breakouts also saw schools share their own techniques and approaches with each-other, an invaluable learning and teaching session.
What attendees have said!
“You have worked with us wholeheartedly and patiently to help us design the report card as we envision and also solved our queries and guided us continuously in this journey” – PYP Session – Jyothi Nair, Aarth Universal School
“Well done! I really enjoyed the workshop, it was clear and very interactive” – MYP Session – Israel Estevez, International School of Bergamo
“All of the hosts were very enthusiastic, welcoming, and positive, which created a warm environment. I loved the idea of being in break out rooms and being able to work through practical examples” – MYP Session – Catherine Dick, Tokyo International School
“Well prepared and a joy to follow. I enjoyed the time with you.” – DP Session – Jochen Katzer, Rivers International School Arnhem
“It was great. All of the ManageBac team are very open, patient and knowledgeable!” – MYP Session – Kylie Curteis-Hohmann, Children’s International School Fredrikstad
“Great energy and enthusiasm. A hugely knowledgeable and supportive team overall. Wonderful!” PYP Session – Nadia Demolder, Bali Island School
“You have a great support team. Keep up the good practice.” – DP Session – Ankica Lozanovska, NOVA International Schools
We thank everyone who joined us this time for being generous with their ideas and experiences, and we hope to see you at our next workshop (currently accepting topic suggestions!). For any questions, please contact email@example.com