IB Diploma Approaches to Learning (ATL) Teacher Prep Course

Publisher: Edtrove


A 9 session self-paced eLearning course that chunks and covers all the core elements of the Approaches to Learning and Approaches to Teaching skills. The content for the course was written by practicing IB educators who offer real tools and tips on how to teach the IB in your classroom.

Sometimes it is difficult to know what you need to know and where to find it. Edtrove courses and resources have everything you need to start planning, teaching and assessing your students, and to be part of a professional learning community. Expand your IB knowledge and unlock your true potential.

  • Collaborate with your subject-specific peers.
  • Formative and summative assessment that can lead to a certificate and points via gamification.
  • Downloadable infographics.
  • Cross-platform delivery so you can use on any device.
  • Plus a few more tools to make the course more efficient and enjoyable.

We are committed to updating content with the feedback from users and experts on an ongoing basis to enhance and improve this course. Lastly, we hope you find this course enjoyable and informative.

(a small note the course is in BETA mode so we apologize in advance for any bugs we did not squash. Should you encounter any of these bugs please drop us an email and we will fix them ASAP) Scouts honor!

Edtrove Team


Introduction to the Course

Covers the basics nuts and bolts of Approaches to learning and teaching from a big picture point of view including:

  • An Overview of Approaches to Learning (ATL) and Approaches to Teaching (ATT)
  • Aligning ATL and ATT


Approaches to Learning (ATL) Introduction

  • Aims and Objectives
  • Unpacking key concepts
  • Examples of Use in Generic Learning
  • Tips and Best Practices


ATL Academic Skills


ATL Personal Skills


Approaches to Teaching Introduction 


Approaches to Teaching to Fit Your Learners


Approaches to Teaching to Develop Your Learners


Course Summary of ATL and ATT


ATL and ATT Resources Repository


  • Gamification
  • Downloadable lessons, resources and infographics
  • Videos
  • Formative and Summative Assessment
  • Individual Teacher Feedback
  • Ebook library
  • Certificate of Completion
  • File Repository
  • Individual Learning Paths

You will have access to the course for 90 days from the purchase date at which point a new purchase is required

This course will help IB educators in the following ways:

  1. New IB teachers - need an overview of the concepts of the IB curriculum in an accessible format. The IB is full of terms (TOK, EE, CAS, ATL, ATT, LP, IA etc..) we explain and contextualize these in relation to real-world settings for all new teachers.          
  2. Refresh what you know - A refresher that covers all the core concepts is an often overlooked aspect of professional development. We are always updating content to cover curriculum changes, new terms, assessment requirements and more to ensure you are up to date on all things IB

  3. Sharing - Education is most powerful as a collaborative endeavour and so too is effective Professional development. Our course is built on the platform of sharing ideas with the aim of more adding more user-generated content as the course evolves. So come to learn from your peers and let them learn from you in return.

  4. Expanding Knowledge - The IB a growing curriculum that is used in over 130 countries at over 5000 schools. Educators who are keen to learn it's various aspects, concepts and pedagogical principles would benefit especially when it is voiced in the words of real-world educators.

All Edtrove courses are growing bigger every day. We update our courses constantly with additional lesson plans, unit planners, teachers tips and real-world examples to help you become a better educator!

Technical Specifications:  You can access your Edtrove course on any computer, browser, tablet or mobile device.  All browsers are supported

Our Authors: Our courses are created by over 150 fellow IB educators just like you. The aim here is to ensure we reduce the jargon and present the core of the IB in plain-teacher-talk! Always focussing on how we can educate you about the essential concepts in relation to real classroom examples.  We have a commitment to customers.

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