(Proposals due September 15th!)

LLI World will be held at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tennessee, which is currently completing their certification as one of 13 independent schools in the country designated as an IB World School.

LLI World is more than just a content-delivery workshop for IB practices, it’s an opportunity for teachers to come together and share best practices and strategies to benefit all IB schools.

What is LLI World

LLI World is a two-day conference that focuses on providing concrete, real world teaching strategies for IB classrooms. With a wide variety of instructors from PYP, MYP, DP, and IB administration, LLI World is where teachers can come together, sharing best practices through live “fishbowl” classrooms and active learning workshops.

LLI World is not an authorized IB event and is not a way to receive certification or authorization. It is instead a way for teachers to come together to learn and share to further engage students by working collaboratively.

Strategies for IB Curriculum

LLI World will bring teachers who are looking for the next great idea to deliver IB curriculum, sharing their own ideas in the process.

Active Learning Workshops

Active learning workshops follow LLI’s mission of promoting student-centered learning by reducing the amount of lecture and creating hands-on learning that generate artifacts for classrooms, not just ideas to research later.

Teachers Teaching Teachers

LLI World will feature teachers from around the region explaining and demonstrating their best classroom practices. Authentic training from people who use these skills everyday!

What You’ll See at LLI World

LLI World doesn’t rely on paid consultants or experts to run Powerpoint heavy workshops. Instead, we ask for teachers like you to lead a live-teaching fishbowl classroom, active learning workshop, or teaching roundtable, describing one of your best strategies for teaching IB. This style of peer-to-peer learning is powerful, authentic, and relevant. We are looking for proposals that describe a project, strategy, or skill that involves:

Primary Years Programme

Strategies for:

  • The Written Curriculum
  • The Taught Curriculum
  • The Assessed Curriculum

Middle Years Programme

Strategies for:

  • Teaching any of the MYP Subject Areas
  • Teaching and Learning in Context
  • Conceptual Understanding
  • Approaches to Learning
  • Service as Action
  • Language and Identity

Diploma Programme

Strategies for

  • Six Subject Areas
    • Language and Literature
    • Language Acquisition
    • Individuals and Societies
    • Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • The Arts
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Creativity, Action, Service
  • The Extended Essay

Our Educational Partners

We’re delighted to welcome Follett to LLI World! Make sure to visit the Follett Information Center to learn about the exciting resources they provide for educators!

Our Favorite IB Teaching Tips:

  1. Integrate technology! Use technology for your needs though, rather than stuffing your needs into technology that doesn’t work for you.
  2. Prioritize your own self-care. You serve your students better when you are happy, energetic, and able to be present.
  3. Share your teaching! One of the best ways to learn is to teach, so present at conferences (like LLI World!), share with your PLN, and be a leader at your school.
  4. Plan for everything, but don’t be afraid to try new things!
  5. Communicate with students, but also have your students help you communicate with parents and the community. The IB can be mysterious from the outside – help them see the amazing teaching you’re doing!
  6. Have fun! Students feel stress – so do teachers! Having fun with your teaching and learning is the best way to reduce stress.
  7. Ask questions – constantly. If you want to encourage students to ask questions, start asking them as well!
  8. Use your community. Take advantage of the resources that are available in your school and away from your campus to help students see the real-world value of their IB education.
  9.  Create space to explore new ideas and ways of thinking.
  10. Learn from other IB teachers – and teachers beyond the IB classroom! We tend to work in silos, so making connections and learning from other educators is crucial. Register for LLI World today for a unique learning experience!

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Why LLI World?

Expanding the horizons of learning

LLI World will bring teachers together to share best practices, share successful strategies, and help develop new ways to deliver powerful IB curriculum

Active learning for all learners

Active learning sessions mean that we practice what we preach. Presenters are asked to limit the Powerpoint time and develop hands-on strategies for session attendees. The gives time to create plans and artifacts with an expert guide instead of leaving the heavy lifting for later. You are guaranteed to have three or four actionable items to use on day one.

Quality learning for all budgets

LLI World brings the quality of a national conference with the value that all schools can appreciate. Featuring hands-on professional development, breakfast and lunch for all attendees, access to top regional thought leaders, and membership in LLI’s national network of educators, schools will discover what it really means to engage, empower, and transform.

Locally sourced collaborative learning

LLI World is focused on providing the best student-centered learning strategies from the best teachers in the area. Practical techniques and passionate learning create powerful networks of educators from right down the street, giving you the support you need to help transform schools.


Discover session times, topics, and teacher experts. Download the LLI app to create your own schedule


Individual – $ 375

Group 5+ – $ 300/per

Presenter – $150


Special discounts for LLI World

Hilton East Memphis



What Do Teachers Say?

Over 700 schools from around the world have attended LLI events.
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Survey results from over 900 attendees at LLI events in 2017-2018

"This was so fun, we stayed for about 40 minutes afterward. Half an hour into the activity I said to myself,"Oh yeah. I'm at a teacher's conference!"


Academy of the Sacred Heart

"This was awesome!!! They did a great job! I came out so excited about doing this at our school!! Bravo!!!"


Fort Worth Christian Academy

"Very hands on. Loved the new framework we discussed."


Sunnyvale ISD

"This was amazing! Thank you so much. I cannot wait to take these ideas back to my school and classroom!"


Greenhill School

"I heard a student pass by, saying to other students, 'I love this, this is so great,' and there is really no better compliment than that."


The Oakridge School

Keynote Speakers

Matt and Ryan were born and raised in different places. They accumulated lots of degrees at different times and locations.  Fortunately, they eventually joined forces at Providence Day School.  With the help of lots of other people, they helped to form Providence Day’s Center for the Art and Science of Teaching, Learning, and Entrepreneurship.  Since then, they have both been working to mind the gap between who people are and who they aspire to be as teachers, students, and schools.

Their collective areas of expertise include, but are note limited to:

  • curriculum & instruction
  • innovation
  • digital integration
  • marrying up
  • sketchnotes
  • comic books
  • 20th century poetry and poetics
  • Pittsburgh
  • hot wings
  • craft beer
  • field hockey
  • and network optimization

Featured Sessions

For some Americans, “liking” a post on social media is their most frequent act of citizenship, their preferred method of free speech. In this social media context, though, what kinds of political language persuades, and why? In this session, students will learn how to decode & employ methods of propaganda common in political discourse.

Huge progress has been made in getting girls to study STEM topics in the K-12 realm, with record numbers of girls studying coding, engineering and other topics that were once reserved for just a few intrepid girls. What happens next? Given the statistics on the “leave rate” of women in STEM college majors and career fields, what steps can K-12 educators take to help girls thrive in these areas of study now AND in the future. Who better to ask than the girls themselves?

Experience the heart and mind behind creating designers and thinkers in the classroom through interactive experiences and thought-provoking brainstorming.

Students in the Integrated Media program at The Oakridge School have the opportunity to put real-world skills to work in a classroom environment, as well as taking authentic learning into the community through a series of work orders with local businesses and world-wide companies.

The SMU Maker Education Project is dedicated to catalyzing transformational maker-based learning experiences for students in K-12 schools. Our mission is to support a robust and sustainable maker culture in K-12 schools, to create lasting change. We do this by training educators in our innovative approach to maker education, Maker-Based Instruction.

A discussion on transforming a school’s makerspace from a silo of individual, pre-packaged STE(A)M activities that occur as an add-on to a class lesson or after school program, into a fully incorporated-into-the-curriculum educational incubator that centers on empathy and involves the local community.

Disrupt the learning and engage your students by transforming any content into a real-life adventure where students use their content knowledge, critical thinking skills, and teamwork to crack the code and escape the classroom! Join us to learn how to transform your content into an Escape the Classroom adventure and then be ready to experience the mayhem yourself!

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