Over the last 6 months, we have been working to update our TOK support on ManageBac and to create resources for coordinators and teachers. In this blog, we review these developments and announce an exciting collaborative opportunity for TOK coordinators to connect across schools: the TOK monthly PLC

In June 2020, TOK consultant Michael Dunn delivered two webinars introducing the new course:

In our September 2020 update, we highlighted that Theory of Knowledge Unit Plans had been updated with the 2022 Aims, Objectives and Syllabus content, featuring more detail from the subject guides than before to guide the planning of this subject. We also shared an editable Google Slides deck for TOK coordinators to use and adapt for introducing TOK 2022 to new TOK students.

In November we were happy to announce the launch of newly designed student worksheets tailored for the Exhibition and Essay, with expanded functionality in the journal allowing students to make links between specific course components and filter their submissions. Find out more here.

This month, we have updated the Quick Start Guides for TOK, CAS and the Extended Essay, providing up-to-date guidance for students and specific advice regarding Covid-19 and the DP Core. We are also delighted to share that our TOK Coordinator guides Part 1 and Part 2 have been refreshed for the 2022 course and can be accessed via ManageBac or our Resources Library.

In January 2021, we are launching a monthly group, for TOK coordinators to get together to collaborate, learn about, and discuss TOK. Each month’s session will focus on a particular topic and will include both information and opportunities for interaction. Bill Roberts and FariaPD staff will share their expertise and facilitate the dialogue each month as the professional learning community (PLC) learns , shares, and grows together. Sign up here!

We would welcome feedback on these new developments and suggestions for how we can further support the IB Diploma Core. Email our Director of Teaching and Learning or post to our Product Portal.