ISBN 9781957136141

Guiding IB educators towards success

Peak inside the IBDP Economics Teacher Toolkit !

A few samples of the many resources available to you 




Your digital workbook is designed to help expand your work on the core concepts within each online session. A wide range of activities, real classroom examples, infographics, and self-assessments will help enhance your understanding of each concept as it relates to your specific DP and MYP subjects.

Each digital workbook is downloadable and may be be printed when you begin your Ibtrove session. Consider it your unique repository of observations and reflections that you can share with students, peers, or as a reference tool while you navigate your IB school year.

Highly Engaging courses
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Earn a digital certificate that can be used for re-licensure (depending on your state or country).

Inside the IBDP Economics Teacher Toolkit Structure

SESSION 1 - Planning

Introduction to DP Economics
The Scope
The Sequence
Teacher Tips

SESSION 2 - Teaching

Introduction to Economics Microeconomics
The Global Economy

SESSION 3 - The Internal Assessment:

Introduction to the lA
Assessing the lA
Resources to Teach IA
Teacher Tips

SESSION 4 - The External Assessments

The External Assessments
Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3 (HL Only)
Resources to Teach the EAs
Teacher Tips

SESSION 5 - The Approaches & The DP Core:

Introduction to the IBDP E draft
The Learner Profile
The Approaches to Learning (ATL)
The Approaches to Teaching (ATT)
The DP Core

SESSION 6 - Appendix: Economics Fundamentals

Appendix: Economics Fundamentals


Richard Stilliard

Ruth West

Jonathan Evans

DP History & Economics Educator

Richard teaches both IB Economics and IB History and was filmed demonstrating experimental learning concepts for an ATL teacher lesson for the IBO.

IB Leadership Educator

Ruth West is an experienced educator (having begun her teaching career in 1998) with a degree in Law and Economics, Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Economics, an MSc in Managing School Improvement and the National Professional Qualification for Headship (UK). Ruth has worked online and in schools implementing the IB as well as GCSE, iGCSEs, A Levels, GNVQ, BTEC and the Queensland Certificate of Education. Ruth has held a number of educational leadership positions which have all focussed on supporting teachers to improve classroom practice, curriculum delivery and pedagogy to help increase student outcomes. In her career Ruth has won educational awards including twice winning a local Educator of the Year award, a national award for Excellence in Teaching of Financial Literacy and a regional Excellence in Educational Leadership award.

IB Leadership Educator

Frequently Asked Questions:

How does the toolkit help me with IA & EA?

This toolkit includes both content to deepen your knowledge of the assessments and 30+ downloadable resources on the EAs and IA. This includes:

Explanations and examples of how to conduct your IA including scheduling the IOs, preparing your guiding questions, and sample subsequent questions that can best support your students.
Detailed information on using the rubric to grade your students' assessments.
Assessment samples to practice your marking.
Lesson activities to help you prepare your students for the IO, Paper 1, Paper 2, and the HL Essay.

Can an experienced DP Economics teacher benefit from using the IB toolkit?

Definitely! With over 50+ printable resources and lots of classroom ideas and expert advice, our toolkit includes a wide variety of ideas to spark your creativity and get you excited about teaching DP Economics.

Can I use this for all my teachers at my school and district?

Yes! This DP  toolkit is designed to work with our other Ibtrove toolkits so all your teachers deepen their knowledge in their IB subject and have classroom examples and downloadables to use in their classroom.

Bundle this toolkit with our other Ibtrove toolkits to create a customized learning plan for your teachers!

The DP Economics Teacher Toolkit 2.0 is an all-encompassing online resource designed to assist educators in delivering a top-notch Economics course within the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

What fellow educators say about this toolkit:

"The handouts are phenomenal. I saved everything. I cannot get over how brilliantly organized and relevant the handouts were. I can see how to adapt those to make use of them in my course"

Jon Arryn

IB Teacher

“Using Ibtrove courses I was able to get all 20 of my IB teachers trained quickly with minimal disruption to their schedule. Plus we saved quite a bit of money which was the cherry on top.”


IB Teacher

“The IBDP EconomicsTeacher Toolkit was created by an IBDP Economics teacher to help other IBDP Economics teachers to teach their classes. This toolkit is a great resource for both new and experienced IBDP Economics teachers. ”


IB Teacher