Locust Valley High School recently hosted an International Baccalaureate Roundtable for teachers of the IB course “Theory of Knowledge.” The gathering was a unique opportunity for teachers to share successful techniques and best practices with colleagues and then to take these skills back to their own classrooms.

The roundtable discussion included 16 IB Theory of Knowledge teachers from 11 schools. Discussion included lesson plans and resources that teachers have used with success, as well as various changes to this course.

"The IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Roundtable provided a forum to address any questions teachers had regarding the curriculum and also offered an opportunity to look collectively at and discuss the IB TOK assessments and how best to prepare students for these examinations,” explained Robert Buonaspina, Locust Valley High School’s International Baccalaureate Coordinator.

Attendees included teachers from Locust Valley High School as well as Bay Shore High School, St. Edmund Prep, Brooklyn Friends Academy, Clarkstown High School, Commack High School, Washington Irving High School, Northport High School, South Side High School, and West Islip High School.

 “The end result of the roundtable will be the educational benefits to the students, who will reap the rewards of their teachers own continuing education,” said Mr. Buonaspina.