Workshop Information

Professional Learning Weekend with Lance King

Time: November 9-10, 2019

Address: Cebu International School, Pit-os, Cebu City 6000, Cebu, Philippines

The professional development programme that Lance King will offer at Cebu International School evolved from this large body of practical experiences. Delivered over two full days, it will cover nine key topics designed to give all participants the experiences they need to put in place a fully functioning ATL skills programme at their schools (or 21st century skills programme if they are not an IB school). All topics will be delivered in a hands-on workshop style, full of activities for participants, and are designed to give schools clear practical strategies for designing, mapping, vertical and horizontal articulating, implementing, administrating, assessing and teaching ATL skills.

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Lance King

B. Tech, Dip. Gifted Ed. (dist), M. Ed. (hons)

Lance King is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and workshop facilitator with 30 years of experience in both the secondary and tertiary sectors. He is the creator of the Art of Learning program, presently delivered in thirteen countries.

Within the International Baccalaureate (IB), Lance was the principal architect of the reformulated Approaches To Learning (ATL) curriculum, currently being implemented in over 4000 IB schools in 150 countries. He also worked on the development of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) Next Chapter, Diploma Programme (DP), and the Career-Related Certificate (IBCC).

Lance is married with four grown-up children. He lives in Raglan, New Zealand, and divides his time between delivering workshops around the world and writing. His six books on teaching and learning 21st century skills have now been translated into both Chinese and French.

Workshop Schedule

Day 1

Topic 1. Introduction

  • What are 21st century skills?
  • What is the evidence of the need for these skills in the present student population?
  • What are the links between the IB ATL framework and 21st century skills?
  • What is the overall aim, rationale and structure of an ATL programme?

Topic 2. Self-Managed Learners

  • What are the skills of the autonomous, self-managed learner?
  • What is the connection between self-management and self-regulation of learning?
  • How can teachers help students to take responsibility for their own learning and develop into autonomous, self-managed learners?
  • How do you teach a skill?
  • What are the levels of proficiency of skill acquisition?

Topic 3. Design and Implementation of a Core Generic ATL Skills Programmes

  • Differentiating between Core Generic and Subject Based ATL skills
  • Structural frameworks of Core Generic ATL skills
  • Core Generic ATL skill Introduction, Practice and Mastery – across all programmes
  • Achieving ATL Core Generic skill development across a student’s school life from K-12
  • Mapping Core Generic ATL skill articulation horizontally and vertically
  • Teaching strategies for Core Generic ATL skills

Topic 4. Affective ATL Skills – Teaching Resilience, Courage and Failing Well

  • What is the significance of failure and a student’s reaction to it?
  • How can students (and teachers) learn how to “fail well”?
  • What is the role of attribution and causality in success, failure and motivation?
  • How can students learn to be more resilient and more self-motivated?
  • How can a school develop a resilience focused culture?
  • What are the steps of development of the affective ATL skills across a student’s school life?
  • How can affective ATL skills be mapped out both horizontally and vertically?
  • What are strategies for teaching affective ATL skills?

Day 2

Topic 5. Design and Implementation of Subject Specific ATL Skills

  • Teachers as subject experts – utilising own experience to define Subject Specific skills
  • Summative assessments – what skills are needed in each subject to give students advantage in their summative assessments in each subject?
  • What are the top 10 Subject Specific skills in each subject area?
  • Subject Specific ATL skill Introduction, Practice and Mastery
  • Mapping Subject Specific ATL skill articulation horizontally and vertically
  • Teaching strategies for Subject Specific ATL skills

Topic 6. Metacognitive ATL Skills and Reflective Assessment

  • What is the difference between metacognitive knowledge and meta-cognitive performance?
  • How can teachers raise metacognitive awareness in students?
  • Is it possible to assess ATL skills in isolation?
  • How can students improve their own performance through metacognitive reflection on subject matter, ATL skills and teaching/learning strategies?
  • Developing self-assessment practices

Topic 7. Inquiry, Blended and Self-Managed Learning

  • What are the teaching/learning practices that generate student motivation and achieve highest levels of understanding?
  • POSBGIL - constructing and managing different styles of inquiry learning
  • Utilising good quality internet resources to design inquiry based blended learning experiences
  • How can teachers design learning experiences that use ATL skills, achieve subject objectives and promote the development of self-managed learning at the level of self-regulation?
  • Aligning inquiry based teaching practice with assessment

Topic 8. From Pedagogy to Andragogy

  • What are the significant differences in needs and motivational drives between junior and senior students?
  • What are the teaching practices that best suit senior students?
  • How can Mastery, Autonomy and Purpose be developed in senior classes?
  • What are the particular ATL skills that senior students need to be successful in their next step?

Topic 9. Best Practice in ATL Implementation

  • Case studies – who is doing it well and what can we learn from them?
  • Explicit and implicit teaching practices – what works best for which ATL skills
  • Problems and opportunities – common implementation problems and tested solutions


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Registration Deadline: October 25, 2019

Workshop Fee for EARCOS members: USD100.00
Non-EARCOS members, please contact Ms. Aimee Underwood (EARCOS Coordinator) at

Upon registration, please wire your payment to the account below.


Cebu International School, Inc.


Pit-os, Cebu City, Philippines 6000


Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI)


Lahug, Cebu City Branch


3614-0095-85 (Dollar Account)





*Please add USD 10.00 for bank charges (bank commission fee, transfer fee, etc.)*

For an official invoice and/or official receipt, please email your details to Ms. Loida Capuyan (Cashier) at Kindly include your school name, participant name(s), reference number, and amount paid.