2023 Meeting - SGIS IB DP Geography Group




Location → International School of Lausanne

Arriving by Public Transport

If arriving by train to Lausanne station, take the metro north towards Epalinges Croisettes and get off at Riponne Maurice Béjart. Walk across the square to the bus stops. Bus 18 stops 100 m from the school using the stop Lausanne Clochatte (the end of the line).

Arriving by car

Please note the sat nav address to avoid problems → Route de la Clochatte 14, 1018 Lausanne.

Please park in the spaces marked with ECC; this can be found below/next to the football pitch (see school map → EC Parking).



Please access the school via Route de la Clochatte.

Please make yourself known to our reception team in the north building to receive a printed badge to wear while you are at ISL. The reception is the first door on your right as you enter through the main entrance.

There will be signs or some willing volunteers to show you to the staffroom for tea/coffee. We will move to our Multipurpose room for the sessions starting at 9.30.



To avoid the traffic congestion caused by morning drop-off, please plan to arrive on the school campus after 08:30; it is important to note we have a no-parking policy before 08:30.
09h0009h00 arrival for a 09h30 start - Coffee/Tea available.
09h30Welcome and introductions
09h45Review of the exam - Ann Smith and Daniel Grocott, International School of Lausanne
11h00The curriculum review process - Etienne Simonet, International Baccalaureate
11h30Using digital tools to orchestrate collaborative writing tasks - Jonathan Butcher and Terry Dhillon, British School of Milan
12h15"Iceland as a focus country - without any mention of volcanoes!” - Karen Corfield, Discover the World Education
13h00Lunch - kindly provided by the International School of Lausanne
14h00Opening Theory of Knowledge up for Geographers - Matt Podbury, International School of Toulouse
14h30Using AI tools in the DP Geography Classroom - Richard Allaway, International School of Geneva and Matt Roberts, College Champittet
15h30Finish - with the option for people to have a drink if they wish!

The suggestion is that we head into town for the Apero at the Great Escape. It is also easy to get to Lausanne Gare from there via the metro and there is a big parking lot nearby under Place Riponne for anyone driving.

Session resources

Using digital tools to orchestrate collaborative writing tasks

[Link to session materials]

"Iceland as a focus country - without any mention of volcanoes!”

[Google Earth Project Presentation]

Opening Theory of Knowledge up for Geographers

Using AI tools in the DP Geography Classroom

Citing and referencing:

  • In text:
    • (AI tool used, Year)
      • (ChatGPT, 2023)
  • Bibliography:
    • AI TOOL USED, (Year) Prompt: “Full text of prompt entered to generate text”. Available from: URL of AI tool [Accessed Date].
      • CHATGPT, (2023). Prompt: “What is the difference between demand and aggregate demand”. Available from: https://chat.openai.com/ [Accessed 4 March 2023].

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