Ideas Roadshow’s IBDP Portal – TOK in Action

Ideas Roadshow’s IBDP Portal includes a particularly large collection of TOK video and (digital) print resources which uniquely connect fundamental TOK concepts and ideas to the front lines of research in a range of fully-accessible formats for both teachers and students. In addition, our IB-specific database offers a wide range of TOK integration materials across 21 DP subjects to help subject teachers incorporate TOK explicitly and easily into their lessons.

More than 80 top researchers at prestigious institutions around the world have participated in Ideas Roadshow in our effort to connect the Diploma Programme – and in particular the DP core – with the fascinating world of research. This way we have been able to tangibly demonstrate how in the real world TOK thinking is integral to successful problem-solving and gaining knowledge. Students will be exposed to the diversity and richness of different international perspectives from leading experts around the world who all come from different backgrounds and cultures.

I. The New TOK Course

Ideas Roadshow’s TOK resources have been fully aligned with the new TOK curriculum while continuing to offer support for the ‘old’ TOK course during the transition period so that you can get ready to prepare your new TOK lessons ahead of when teaching starts.

Our 300+ TOK resources that are part of Ideas Roadshow’s IBDP Portal – TOK Clips, TOK Compilations and TOK Samplers – come with a detailed TOK Lesson Planner (see below) and a helpful, downloadable 1-page PDF for each video specifying:
* related AOKs; 
* connections with the new optional themes;
* associated concepts corresponding to the knowledge framework;
* related IA prompts for the TOK exhibition;
* 3 sample knowledge questions;
* citation details for the TOK essay or exhibition.

NEW TOK WEBINARS: You can register below for a free webinar to learn how Ideas Roadshow’s extensive TOK resources are different from other resources because of our unique example-driven approach that directly assists teachers and students by first examining specific situations and then recognizing the corresponding TOK concepts associated with them, rather then first looking at the theoretical concepts and then searching for corresponding examples.

We’ll show you how to quickly and easily invoke a spectrum of concrete teaching strategies for the new core theme, the knowledge framework, the 5 optional themes and AOKs, while providing a wealth of additional student support for both the TOK essay and the new TOK exhibition.

With an individual teacher or institutional subscription, you will have access to Ideas Roadshow’s new TOK Lesson Planner which is a solid tool to build great TOK lessons for online and in-class teaching.

During our New TOK Webinars we will be handing out this helpful resource for free to all attendees for a limited time only so make sure to sign up soon!

NEW: On-Demand New TOK Webinars!

None of the dates/times of the live New TOK Webinars work for you? No problem! You can now register for an on-demand New TOK Webinar which you can view anytime/anywhere.

II. TOK Integration Across the DP Curriculum

Ideas Roadshow’s IBDP Portal offers a wide range of unique video and print resources that both subject teachers and TOK teachers can use to easily and explicitly integrate TOK across the entire DP curriculum. We’ve highlighted how TOK-related thinking permeates all 21 DP subjects our database covers in different ready-to-use formats to increase student understanding of the real-world relevance of TOK. We are hosting free TOK Integration Webinars starting in August 2020.

III. The New TOK Curriculum – Setting the Stage

Click on the image below to watch the recording of a recent online event that we held providing our thoughts on how the changes to the TOK curriculum are in line with the original motivations to place TOK at the core of the Diploma Programme.