It is essential to our success in the IB classroom that we figure out how to fill the gap between what is expected of us by the IB and how to actually do it  

Figuring out the how  does not have to be a burden behind closed doors, filled with uncertain decisions.  

As a result, I've created Launching the New School Year!  A four-week training from September 10th to October 1st, 2022

Together we will study every section of syllabus, every IB assessment, every mark scheme, and discuss practical teaching strategies that will allow us to reclaim control and ease in the classroom.

 Whether you are NEW to teaching IB Economics or are a seasoned veteran, I have no doubt that this Launching the New School Year! will transform your teaching!



Launching the New School Year!

- Four Saturday Sessions - 

September 10th, 17th, 24th & October 1st, 2022

Live via Zoom

10:00 AM– 1:00 PM New York Time

US$ 597



Save Your Spot Today!

Saturday, September 10th Building from the Ground Up!

  • Introduction to the Launching the New Year! - We will begin with a comprehensive overview of the one-month program to get you ready to teach ease and calm.

  • Introduction to the IB Program - A comprehensive overview of the two-year IB Diploma Program from the student perspective.

  • The Core of the IB Diploma Program - A discussion of the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge, and CAS (Creativity, Activity, and Service).

  • The Promise - You will finish Week #1 with a thorough understanding of the core components of the IB Diploma Program, so that we can fully appreciate the task of teaching IB Economics via the student experience.

Saturday, September 17th Teaching IB Economics - Roadmap to Success!

  • Introduction to IB Economics - This week we will focus on the balance we must find between managing content and teaching the skills necessary for student success.

  • The Content - We will focus on what we teach during the two-year course of study - Introduction to Economics, Microeconomics, Theory of the Firm, Macroeconomics, and the Global Economy.

  • The Assessments - A thorough look at the requirements for Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, the Internal Assessment, and The Extended Essay in Economics.

  • The Five Essential Skills - Equally important to content is how well we teach the skills necessary for student success.

  • The Pacing - We will pace out the entire two-year course of study for various teaching models based on typical constraints of schools.

  • The Promise - You will finish Week #2 with a clear roadmap laid out of your entire 2-year path to teach IB Economics.

Saturday, September 24th Launching the Semester!

  • First Semester Plan - One of the most difficult aspects of being an IB Economics teacher is pacing out the course.

  • Unit Plans - We will discuss each unit specifically - how many days to allot, how to structure lessons, how to assess, how to connect to real-life examples, where to slow down, where to speed up.

  • Daily Plans - The beauty of teaching IB Economics is the creative thrill of teaching students content and skills simultaneously. Here we will tap into our collective experiences and prep daily lessons.

  • The Promise - We will leave this workshop with our first semester prepped and planned out!

Saturday, October 1st Framing the IB Assessments!

  • The Five Essential Skills - We will take a comprehensive look at the five essential skills for student achievement in IB Economics as a framework around which to understand all IB Assessments.

  • Paper 1 - We will take a comprehensive look at Paper 1 - The Essay Question - and discuss the demands of the paper and how to prepare students for success

  • Paper 2 - We will take a comprehensive look at Paper 2 - The Data Response Question - and discuss the demands of the paper and how to prepare students for success

  • Paper 3 - We will take a comprehensive look at Paper 3 - The Policy Paper - and discuss the demands of the paper and how to prepare students for success

  • The Internal Assessment - We will take a comprehensive look at the Internal Assessment and discuss the demands of the IA and how to prepare students for success

  • The Extended Essay - We will take a comprehensive look at the Internal Assessment and discuss the demands of the IA and how to prepare students for success

  • The Promise - You will finish Week #3 with a thorough and practical framework in your mind of the demands of all the IB Economics Assessments.

  • - A Community of IB Economics Teachers -

    $550 value!

    Access to a private community of IB Economics teachers to share resources, ideas, stresses, successes via Slack that will extend beyond the training.

  • - Weekly Group Q & A Sessions -

    $400 value!

    Access to weekly Zoom class with me and other IB Economics teachers in the program.

  • - A Teacher Resource eBook of Your Choice -

    $79 value!

    Choose one of the five Teacher Resource eBooks giving you access to hundreds of pages of PowerPoint Slides for Every Lesson, Key Terms, Review Questions, and IB Exam Practice Questions.

  • Annual Teacher’s Subscription to the Website

    $180 value!

    You will receive a year of free access to over 400+ Video Lessons covering the entirety of the new IB Economics curriculum

- Launching the New School Year 2022! -

- IB Economics Teacher Workshop Testimonials -

Hear it straight from IB teachers who attended previous workshops!

“Best value for money IB course in the market. If you are realtively new in delivering the IB Economics course, your students will see a marked improvement in your delivery of the content from week 1 and will thank you for taking the course! Also, a great opportunity to meet fellow IB Economic teachers from around the world who are committed to improving the classroom learning experience of Economics for their students, as well as help foster a life long interest in the subject.”

Jane | Launching the New School Year | September 2021

“As a new Economics teacher, I was struggling to find the right pace while trying to fill the gap between what IB wanted students to know and what I needed to do as a teacher to facilitate this so my students would be well prepared for their exams. I had many questions - do I teach everything? how do I support my students so they not only know the content, the diagrams, the facts but have those critical skills to be able to analyse and evaluate with conviction? how do I know my IA marking is on par with the IB examiners? Not only I got answers to these questions, during the workshop I've also gained valuable skills and resources to teach confidently. Thanks to Brad, I feel my students are now well supported to not only succeed in their exams but become knowledgeable and critical thinker economists. ”

Barbora | Launching the New School Year | September 2021

“The Launching the School Year workshop was immensely helpful in ramping up for the school year. Having never taught IB DP Economics before, I entered the course not knowing where to begin or what to focus on. I felt like I learned, in four weeks, what it might otherwise take me three years to figure out on my own. The workshop not only laid out a clear architecture for thinking about the course; it also gave me ways to think and talk about and plan for the course that I could put to use with my students immediately. ”

Daniel | Launching the New School Year | September 2021

“I thoroughly recommend Brad’s workshops both for teachers new to IB economics and for those with a few years under their belt. The workshops are well organised and allow for active participation by participants. I have come away with fresh ideas of how to organise the material and have implemented many of them already. ”

Perry | Launching the New School Year | September 2021

“This is an ideal course for anyone who is starting to teach IB economics, whether they are familiar with the IB and not Economics, or familiar with Economics but not the IB. Brad covers every aspect of the course. Gives very useful and practical advice on how to teach, allocate time according to the topics and skills.”

Antonina | Launching the New School Year | September 2021

“I am so glad that I attended Brad Cartwright’s IB Extended Essay Workshop, since it was insightful, informative, and useful. His practical, specific, and encouraging approach really outlined the role of the supervisor and how to guide the student to his/her best abilities. Thank you for showing us “what and how” we can bridge the objectives of the tasks and the mark scheme. I would absolutely recommend this, and all of his other workshops, whether you are a new or experienced IB teacher. ”

Sofia | Extended Essay Teacher Workshop | March 2021

“This workshop wasn’t “extra” for my professional development, I would say it was ESSENTIAL! As someone new to the IB curriculum and to teaching Economics the workshop covered all of the vital concepts I needed to know to survive my first semester of teaching. Your workshop contained high quality content that was delivered with passion and a genuine desire to share your knowledge and to present it in a way that becomes useful to teachers even with varying levels of experience. In terms of what we covered and were able I am so glad that I attended Brad Cartwright’s IB Extended Essay Workshop, since it was insightful, informative, and useful. His practical, specific, and encouraging approach really outlined the role of the supervisor and how to guide the student to his/her best abilities. Thank you for showing us “what and how” we can bridge the objectives of the tasks and the mark scheme. I would absolutely recommend this, and all of his other workshops, whether you are a new or experienced IB teacher. to achieve in only 2 days, the workshop exceeded all of my expectations. The pace was fast but reasonable. You answered every question with grace, simplicity, and absolute competence demonstrating your mastery in the field. I loved your energy, passion, and generosity as a facilitator- and it is clear that it is your mission to help us become the best teachers we can be. ”

Maxine | The New Teacher Workshop | July 2020

“your level of experience teaching IB Economics. The biggest problem that the majority of us face as IB teachers is the lack of certainty of what and how to guide the EE process. Brad’s style of delivery is clear and well paced, and he provided us with solid strategies and resources to guide our students through the Extended Essay process. Another thing that Brad did was that he assumed zero prior knowledge. I loved this, because as a new IB Economics teacher I have felt a bit overwhelmed in the other workshops I’ve attended. The fact that he explained each area of the Extended Essay process in a non-judgemental way made it easy for everyone to ask any question that they wanted. Finally, it comes clear as day that Brad really cares. IB teachers need support, understanding and guidance, not judgement and ridicule. I got so much peace of mind from this workshop and left feeling empowered to guide my students. ”

Jonathan | Extended Essay Teacher Workshop | March 2021

“Brad’s workshop was just what I needed when teaching Market Power. He clearly explained IB expectations, had great teaching strategies, and shared resources that I immediately used in the classroom. Plus, it was super enjoyable, because Brad is a remarkable person and dedicated professional. I highly recommend his teacher workshops and all of his online materials -- they are very helpful! ”

Wendy | Teaching Market Power Workshop | December 2020

“The most helpful part of Brad’s workshop was the clarity on the structure of the Internal Assessment and the best type of articles to use to get the most out of the IA commentary. I was very grateful for Brad’s continuous ability to answer my questions throughout to ensure that I fully understood what was being communicated and could challenge some of my current practices. Even though the workshop was full, the session was very interactive and felt almost personalized. ”

Fiona | Internal Assessment Teacher Workshop | April 2021

“I can say without reservation that this was the best IB workshop I have ever attended. Not only was it completely beneficial in meeting my needs, but Brad’s relaxed and enthusiastic approach allayed many of the concerns I have as a first year IB Economics teacher. ”

John | New Teacher Workshop | September 2020

“The best part of Brad’s Internal Assessment workshop was the practical and easily actionable step-by-step approach he took us through. It was very much a “how to” workshop that cut through unnecessary material and explained to us exactly how to guide students through the Internal Assessment process. It was a very powerful and empowering workshop. I highly recommend any of Brad’s teacher workshops! ”

Jonathan | Internal Assessment Teacher Workshop | April 2021