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Outstanding Schools Asia Agenda 2022

  • Tuesday 29th November, Day 1: Leadership and Workforce
  • Tuesday 29th November, Day 1: Safeguarding and Wellbeing
  • Wednesday 30th November, Day 2: EdTech and Management
  • Wednesday 30th November, Day 2: Teaching and Learning
Please note that all agenda timings are in Singapore Time (Greenwich Mean Time +8). All content will be available to delegates for on-demand viewing for 30 days after the conference has concluded.
9:00 am
Conference Registration and Guided Tour of the Conference Platform
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

An introduction to the conference and an overview of the two streams taking place on Day 1: Leadership and Workforce and Safeguarding and Wellbeing.

Andrea Downie
Andrea Downie
Co-founding Director, Educator, Learning and Wellbeing Designer
Project Thrive Australia
Confirmed
9:45 am
Opening Keynote Presentation – The State of Play: Students’ Social, Emotional and Behavioural Wellbeing Post-Pandemic
  • As a result of the pandemic, there are cohorts of children who have had scant opportunity to socialise outside of the home, resulting in several social and behavioural issues: difficulty forging friendships, socialising with peers, and anxiety when outside of the home
  • How can schools improve interpersonal dynamics between students on campus?
  • What are the likely long-term emotional and mental health issues that students will likely experience because of the pandemic, and how can schools prepare to support children with these going forward.
  • How can educators teach and instil resilience within their students?

 

Professor Angela Duckworth
Professor Angela Duckworth
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Character Lab
Invited
10:30 am
Sponsored Presentation
10:50 am
Morning Facilitated Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to network with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat function on the conference platform. There will be an opportunity for delegates to opt into a more structure networking opportunity, which will consist of a series of brief one-to-one meetings to informally introduce delegates to peers and thought leaders in attendance.

11:20 am
Keynote Panel Discussion – The Evolving Landscape of Asian International Schools
  • As the Asian international school sector trends towards catering to predominantly local, rather than expatriate, families, this inevitably impacts what international schools are, who they serve, and what their purpose is
  • What does internationalisation mean in an increasingly localised market?
  • How can schools articulate their identities and mission statements in terms that resonate with local families and future recruits?
  • How can international schools integrate themselves within their local education community whilst maintaining their international outlook?
  • How will the changing global economy continue to impact the Asian international school sector going forward?
Lesley Meyer
Lesley Meyer
Chief Education Officer
Dulwich College International
Confirmed
Joy Qioa
Joy Qioa
Founder and Chair of Governors
Wellington Colleges China
Invited
John Gwyn Jones MBE
John Gwyn Jones MBE
Chief Executive Officer
FOBISIA
Confirmed
Dr Ahmed Hussain
Dr Ahmed Hussain
Chief Education Officer
Harrow International AISL
Confirmed
12:05 pm
Roundtable Discussion Series
Roundtable 1 – Establishing a Culture of Coaching and Mentoring In Your School
  • Discover how to cultivate authentic coaching and mentoring relationships that bring out the best in your teaching staff
  • How to build professional capacity in your schools by establishing a culture of coaching and mentoring
  • The importance of coaching and mentoring as a constituent part of succession planning
Ellen Mahoney
Ellen Mahoney
CEO and Founder
Sea Change Mentoring
Confirmed
Roundtable 2 – Tackling the Talent Crunch: Attracting, Recruiting and Retaining Leading Talent at Asian International Schools
  • How to attract, recruit and retain diverse talent whose values are consistent with that of your school
  • How can international schools prepare individuals for living and working in Asia to ensure that they thrive upon their arrival?
  • What best practices should schools implement to ensure that their intake cycle is fair and inclusive?
  • What proactive steps can schools take to create an equitable recruitment process?
  • The importance of optimising and maximising existing talent through CPD opportunities
Kam Chohan
Kam Chohan
Executive Director
Education Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS)
Confirmed
Roundtable 3 – Sponsored Roundtable
1:05 pm
Lunch Break
2:05 pm
Afternoon Keynote Presentation – Lessons from the Stoics: How to Thrive as a Leader in Times of Change and Crises
  • How can lessons from the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism help inform, guide, and enrich leadership strategies in the twenty-first century?
  • How can leaders maintain a Stoic equanimity when faced with periods of crisis and upheaval?
  • How can Stoic thought help senior leadership teams looking to establish a school ecosystem that promotes the wellbeing of local communities and the importance of living in accordance with nature?
Brenton Zola
Brenton Zola
Writer, Thinker, and Multi-disciplinary Artist
Invited
2:35 pm
Panel Discussion – Ensuring an Equitable Future: Confronting Bias and Promoting Equal Leadership Opportunities for International Educators of Colour
  • What barriers are in place that prevent people of colour from occupying senior leadership positions, and how can schools dismantle them?
  • Are hiring committee members’ unconscious biases precluding people of colour from advancing to positions of authority in international schools?
  • The importance of intersectional recruitment practices
  • What best practices should schools adopt to avoid job requirements that might be considered discriminatory
  • How to create a culture shift that eschews Eurocentric perceptions about what constitutes a leader in an international school and managing parental expectations regarding the experiences required for leadership
Dr Alan Phan
Dr Alan Phan
Founding Principal and Director
North London Collegiate School Ho Chi Minh City
Invited
Jane McGee
Jane McGee
Head of School
United Nations International School of Hanoi
Confirmed
Jessica Wei Huang
Jessica Wei Huang
Vice Principal of Wellness and Wellbeing
United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA)
Invited
Margaret Park
Margaret Park
DEIJ Consultant and Advisory Board Member
Association of International Educators and People of Color
Confirmed
3:20 pm
Sponsored Presentation – The Importance of Recruiting Locally
  • What effective strategies should senior leadership teams establish to increase the number of local teachers employed by the school?
  • The importance of having a blend of expatriate and local educators for student wellbeing and a balanced school culture
  • Why an emphasis upon local recruitment should form a part of any meaningful DEIJ strategies within international schools
3:50 pm
Afternoon Facilitated Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to network with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat function on the conference platform. There will be an opportunity for delegates to opt into a more structure networking opportunity, which will consist of a series of brief one-to-one meetings to informally introduce delegates to peers and thought leaders in attendance.

4:20 pm
Panel Discussion – Covid Resilience and Chinese International Schools: Leading with Agility and Empathy in Times of Crisis
  • Hear the key learnings discovered by senior leaders at Chinese international schools and school groups over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • What key takeaways from the pandemic will Chinese international school leaders be taking forward and implementing into their future strategy?
  • How have senior leaders successfully supported and empowered educators throughout the pandemic?
  • As a school leader, how can you create an effective succession plan in times of crisis?
  • How has onboarding new hires been impacted by the ongoing effects of the pandemic?
  • What duty of care do senior leaders have towards the wellbeing of their staff and especially new recruits?
Tom Nolan
Tom Nolan
Head of Upper School
Harrow International School Beijing
Confirmed
Dr Marta Medved Krajnovic
Dr Marta Medved Krajnovic
Head of School
Western Academy Beijing, China
Confirmed
Dr Emily McCarren
Dr Emily McCarren
Executive Head of School
Keystone Academy, China
Invited
5:05 pm
Presentation – Maximising Educator Wellbeing
  • Why is educator wellbeing important to schools?
  • What is educator burnout and what causes it? What factors are unique to international schools?
  • How can a school maximise the wellbeing of its educators?
Dr Helen Kelly
Dr Helen Kelly
Researcher, Writer, Speaker and Consultant
The Positive Principal
Confirmed
5:35 pm
Chair’s Closing Remarks
Andrea Downie
Andrea Downie
Co-founding Director, Educator, Learning and Wellbeing Designer
Project Thrive Australia
Confirmed
Please note that all agenda timings are in Singapore Time (Greenwich Mean Time +8). All content will be available to delegates for on-demand viewing for 30 days after the conference has concluded.
9:00 am
Conference Registration and Guided Tour of the Conference Platform
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

An introduction to the conference and an overview of the two streams taking place on Day 1: Leadership and Workforce and Safeguarding and Wellbeing.

Andrea Downie
Andrea Downie
Co-founding Director, Educator, Learning and Wellbeing Designer
Project Thrive Australia
Confirmed
9:45 am
Opening Keynote Presentation – The State of Play: Students’ Social, Emotional and Behavioural Wellbeing Post-Pandemic
  • As a result of the pandemic, there are cohorts of children who have had scant opportunity to socialise outside of the home, resulting in several issues: difficulty forging friendships, socialising with peers, and anxiety when outside of the home
  • How can schools improve interpersonal dynamics between students on campus?
  • What are the likely long-term emotional and mental health issues that students will likely experience because of the pandemic, and how can schools prepare to support children with these going forward?
Professor Angela Duckworth
Professor Angela Duckworth
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Character Lab
Invited
10:30 am
Sponsored Presentation
10:50 am
Morning Facilitated Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to network with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat function on the conference platform. There will be an opportunity for delegates to opt into a more structure networking opportunity, which will consist of a series of brief one-to-one meetings to informally introduce delegates to peers and thought leaders in attendance.

11:20 am
Keynote Panel Discussion – The Evolving Landscape of Asian International Schools
  • As the Asian international school sector trends towards catering to predominantly local, rather than expatriate, families, this inevitably impacts what international schools are, who they serve, and what their purpose is
  • What does internationalisation mean in an increasingly localised market?
  • How can schools articulate their identities and mission statements in terms that resonate with local families and future recruits?
  • How can international schools integrate themselves within their local education community whilst maintaining their international outlook?
  • How will the changing global economy continue to impact the Asian international school sector going forward?
Lesley Meyer
Lesley Meyer
Chief Education Officer
Dulwich College International
Confirmed
Joy Qioa
Joy Qioa
Founder and Chair of Governors
Wellington Colleges China
Invited
John Gwyn Jones MBE
John Gwyn Jones MBE
Chief Executive Officer
FOBISIA
Confirmed
Dr Ahmed Hussain
Dr Ahmed Hussain
Chief Education Officer
Harrow International AISL
Confirmed
12:05 am
Roundtable Discussion Series
Roundtable 1 – Safeguarding Those Who Safeguard
  • What are best practice initiatives that schools should institute to safeguard the emotional wellbeing and mental health of educators who oversee safeguarding initiatives? 
  • What CPD opportunities should your school be prioritising to upskill educators placed in charge of safeguarding initiatives who do not have the training or experience of a social worker? How can this improve both the safeguarding provision offered to vulnerable students, as well as educator wellbeing? 
  • Discover the importance of establishing formal support networks for safeguarding staff at international schools to share their experiences and best practice insights 
Priya Mitchell
Priya Mitchell
Wellbeing & Safeguarding Architect
International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Confirmed
Roundtable 2 – Prevention and Intervention: Best Practice Guidance for Safeguarding Students Online
  • How can international schools educate children and empower them to make informed decisions regarding their online safety?
  • How can international schools safeguard students against radicalisation and abuse even in blended or remote learning environments?
  • What intervention strategies can educators employ to support students who have experienced online grooming?
Egmond Boon
Egmond Boon
Head of Creativity and Innovation
The Canadian International School, Singapore
Invited
Roundtable 3 – Sponsored Roundtable: EdTech and SEND Provision
  • What innovations in EdTech can be used to benefit neurodiverse and SEND students within your school?
  • How can schools empower SEND students through technology?
  • What additional protections should SEND children be provided with to safeguard them from online radicalisation and abuse?
1:05 pm
Lunch Break
2:05 pm
Afternoon Keynote Presentation – Lessons from the Stoics: How to Thrive as a Leader in Times of Change and Crises
  • How can lessons from the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism help inform, guide, and enrich leadership strategies in the twenty-first century?
  • How can leaders maintain a Stoic equanimity when faced with periods of crisis and upheaval?
  • How can Stoic thought help senior leadership teams looking to establish a school ecosystem that promotes the wellbeing of local communities and the importance of living in accordance with nature?
Brenton Zola
Brenton Zola
Writer, Thinker, and Multi-disciplinary Artist
Invited
2:35 pm
Panel Discussion – Confronting Cultural Differences: Student Safeguarding and Wellbeing in Asia
  • How can educators tackle safeguarding and wellbeing cases when local laws are not consistently followed or implemented?
  • How can educators help families if safeguarding services are not available outside of the school?
  • How can educators keep children safe and how should they work with parents to achieve this end?
  • Recognising and addressing the signs of affluent neglect
  • Creating and implementing bespoke wellbeing programmes that respond to the needs of the school community
  • Challenging cultural perceptions around mental health conditions
Vanita Uppal OBE
Vanita Uppal OBE
Director
The British School New Delhi, India
Confirmed
Katie Tomlinson
Katie Tomlinson
Head of Primary
The British School Manila
Confirmed
Magnus Cowie
Magnus Cowie
Deputy Head - Pastoral and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Marlborough College Malaysia
Confirmed
Jasmine Sabharwal
Jasmine Sabharwal
Deputy Head – Pastoral and Holistic Education
Sri KDU International, Malaysia
Invited
3:20 pm
Workshop – Embedding LGBTQ+ Non-Discrimination in School Policy
This practical session invites participants to consider policy measures to protect non-discrimination and safeguarding for LGBTQ+ students. Leadership and governance, safeguarding leads, school counselors and mental health practitioners, and others interested in policy and practical interventions for LGBTQ+ equity and safety are welcome.
  • Establishes a rationale for LGBTQ+ Non-Discrimination policy within schools
  • Touches on areas such as bathrooms and facilities use, name and pronouns, athletics, and curriculum
  • Provides sample language templates for schools to use within their own context
Dr Emily Meadows
Dr Emily Meadows
LGBTQ+ Consultant for International Schools
Emily Meadows, PhD
Confirmed
3:50 pm
Afternoon Facilitated Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to network with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat function on the conference platform. There will be an opportunity for delegates to opt into a more structure networking opportunity, which will consist of a series of brief one-to-one meetings to informally introduce delegates to peers and thought leaders in attendance.

4:20 pm
Panel Discussion – Are SEND and Neurodiverse Students at Risk of Being Left Behind?
  • How have SEND and neurodiverse children been impacted by the ongoing effects of the pandemic?
  • Are pupils’ wellbeing needs being adequately addressed now that there is greater demand for wellbeing support for their neurotypical peers?
  • What best practices should schools institute to ensure equity amongst students regardless of their learning needs?
  • How can schools create an inclusive community environment that meets the needs of all learners?
Tanya Farrol
Tanya Farrol
Founding Member
Special Education Network & Inclusion Association (SENIA)
Invited
Kelly Somerville
Kelly Somerville
Assistant Head of School - Diversity and Development
Australian International School, Singapore
Confirmed
Sam Garner
Sam Garner
Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant
Samantha Garner Services Ltd
Confirmed
Sheila O’Shea
Sheila O’Shea
Speech and Language Therapist
Aoba Japan International School
Confirmed
5:05 pm
Fireside Chat – Cultivating a Culture of Disclosure
  • Discover from a leading international school about how to create safe spaces, both online and in-person, to enable children to disclose abuse 
  • Hear how best to empower children to recognise abusive behaviour through education 
  • How can your school build trust between educators, staff, and students to ensure that vulnerable students feel safe enough to disclose sensitive information? 
  • What key behaviours should educators adopt when responding to a child’s disclosure of abuse? 
  • The importance of adopting a whole-school approach to safeguarding and ensuring that all staff – irrespective of their role within the school – are trained to respond appropriately to disclosures of abuse
Michael Tower
Michael Tower
School-wide Safeguarding Lead and Clinical Specialist
International School Ho Chi Minh City – American Academy, Vietnam
Invited
5:35 pm
Chair’s Closing Remarks
Andrea Downie
Andrea Downie
Co-founding Director, Educator, Learning and Wellbeing Designer
Project Thrive Australia
Confirmed
Please note that all agenda timings are in Singapore Time (Greenwich Mean Time +8). All content will be available to delegates for on-demand viewing for 30 days after the conference has concluded.
9:00 am
Conference Registration and Guided Tour of the Conference Platform
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

A welcome to returning delegates to the conference and an overview of the two streams taking place on Day 2: EdTech and Management and Teaching and Learning.

9:45 am
Opening Keynote Presentation – Elitism and International Schools
Based on the 2021 book Education and Elitism: Challenges and Opportunities, this talk looks at elitism in education and what the implications are for international schools.
Having outlined a short global history of elitism and education and defined the different parameters of the subject, for it is wide-ranging, Dr. Conrad Hughes will explore the following questions with delegates:
  • What are some of the ways that international schools often propagate elitism?
  • What can international schools do to make their schools less elitist?
Dr Conrad Hughes
Dr Conrad Hughes
Campus and Secondary Principal
The International School of Geneva, La Grande Boissière
Confirmed
10:30 am
Sponsored Presentation
10:50 am
Morning Facilitated Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to network with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat function on the conference platform. There will be an opportunity for delegates to opt into a more structure networking opportunity, which will consist of a series of brief one-to-one meetings to informally introduce delegates to peers and thought leaders in attendance.

11:20 am
Keynote Panel Discussion – Nothing About Us Without Us: Augmenting Student Voices and Agency in International Schools
  • How can schools empower students to become co-collaborators in determining the focus of their education?
  • The benefits of facilitating student leadership and ownership over DEIJ, sustainability, and wellbeing initiatives
  • The importance of acknowledging students’ role as key stakeholders and centring students’ voices, ideas, and concerns when developing your long-term school strategy
Stephen Taylor
Stephen Taylor
Director of Innovation in Learning and Teaching
Western Academy Beijing, China
Confirmed
Matt Seddon
Matt Seddon
Secondary Principal
Bangkok Patana School, Thailand
Confirmed
Kim Gration
Kim Gration
Associate Assistant Head – Pastoral and Wellbeing
Harrow International School Hong Kong
Confirmed
Justin Park
Justin Park
Principal and Head of School
SALT International School, Korea
Invited
12:05 pm
Roundtable Discussion Series
Roundtable 1 – Standing Out in a Saturated Market: How to Communicate Your School’s Value Proposition
  • How to develop and effectively communicate your school’s brand identity
  • How can your school leverage data to inform your marketing initiatives and appeal to different markets within Asia and beyond?
James Russell
James Russell
Head of Global Strategic Communications
Nord Anglia Education
Confirmed
Roundtable 2 – The Impact of Chinese Educational Reform on Teaching and Learning in International Schools
  • How can international schools institute a policy of remaining proactively reactive in response to evolving Chinese Educational Reform?
  • How will Chinese Educational Reform impact international school communities?
  • What is the future of Chinese Educational Reform and how can international schools based in China prepare themselves and their students for it?
Roundtable 3 – Sponsored Roundtable: Educator CPD and Data Literacy
  • How can educators be trained and supported to use data effectively?
  • How can schools use data visualisation and storytelling to make data points and key findings more accessible to educators?
1:05 pm
Lunch Break
2:05 pm
Afternoon Keynote Presentation – The Virtual Classroom: AR, VR and the Future of Education
  • How can international schools capitalise on recent advancements in AR and VR to enhance learning delivery and education objectives?
  • What does the advent of the Metaverse mean for international schools and how can educators ensure that they effectively safeguard children in the Metaverse?
  • How can AR and VR aid and enhance remote and blended learning?
Bernard Marr
Bernard Marr
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Bernard Marr & Co.
Invited
2:35 pm
Panel Discussion – What Next? The Future of EdTech and Digital Education
  • How can schools ensure that they are incorporating technology meaningfully, rather than superficially, to enhance learning?
  • Is an online campus or a blended form of teaching more viable than face-to-face teaching longer term?
  • Are schools equipping students with the experience, knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in AI and future technology?
  • Have schools overinvested in EdTech at the expense of other areas that require systematic overhaul?
Derek Scott
Derek Scott
Chief Executive Officer
Haileybury Pangaea
Invited
Glaucia Rosas
Glaucia Rosas
Co-Founder and Director
The EduTec Alliance
Invited
3:20 pm
Case Study Presentation – Employing Data-Driven Decision Making to Improve Student Retention Rates
  • Showcasing how Branksome Hall Asia in South Korea used data analysis to gain vital insights regarding student retention rates
  • How this analytical insight led to a revitalisation of their student recruitment and retention strategy, as well as the development of a virtual, student-led school tour on YouTube that has had over 150,000 hits in its first year
  • Learn how you can likewise mobilise data effectively to elevate your school’s marketing strategies
Dr Terry McAdams
Dr Terry McAdams
Director of Technology, Research, and Innovation
Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea
Confirmed
3:50 pm
Afternoon Facilitated Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to network with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat function on the conference platform. There will be an opportunity for delegates to opt into a more structure networking opportunity, which will consist of a series of brief one-to-one meetings to informally introduce delegates to peers and thought leaders in attendance.

4:20 pm
Panel Discussion – How Can International School Leaders Create Sustainable and Ethical Schools?
  • How can international schools positively contribute to the global sustainability agenda?
  • What steps can school leaders take to ensure equity amongst educators and contingent staff?
  • The importance of ethical education for the development of global citizens
Sal Gordon
Sal Gordon
Principal and Head of Teaching and Learning
Green School Bali
Confirmed
Lural Ramírez
Lural Ramírez
Head of School
United World College Thailand
Confirmed
Sean Lynch
Sean Lynch
Head of School
Chinese International School
Confirmed
Kristina Madsen
Kristina Madsen
International Coordinator of Education
Foundation for Environmental Education
Invited
5:05 pm
Fireside Chat – Building Back Better: Re-Evaluating and Re-Instituting School Communities
  • As many countries in Asia grapple with the continuing effects of the pandemic, there is an increasing interest cultivating a community with all key stakeholders
  • How can schools go about re-establishing effective home-school partnerships centred upon trust?
  • Relationships between educators and caregivers have inevitably changed as a result of intermittent remote learning over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. Should traditional models of educator and caregiver relationships be re-evaluated as schools in Asia trend towards a return to on-campus teaching?
  • How can schools go about creating a sense of community within school going forward given the disruption of the last two years?
5:35 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
Please note that all agenda timings are in Singapore Time (Greenwich Mean Time +8). All content will be available to delegates for on-demand viewing for 30 days after the conference has concluded.
9:00 am
Conference Registration and Guided Tour of the Conference Platform
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

A welcome to returning delegates to the conference and an overview of the two streams taking place on Day 2: EdTech and Management and Teaching and Learning.

9:45 am
Opening Keynote Presentation – Elitism and International Schools
Based on the 2021 book Education and Elitism: Challenges and Opportunities, this talk looks at elitism in education and what the implications are for international schools.
Having outlined a short global history of elitism and education and defined the different parameters of the subject, for it is wide-ranging, Dr. Conrad Hughes will explore the following questions with delegates:
  • What are some of the ways that international schools often propagate elitism?
  • What can international schools do to make their schools less elitist?
Dr Conrad Hughes
Dr Conrad Hughes
Campus and Secondary Principal
The International School of Geneva, La Grande Boissière
Confirmed
10:30 am
Sponsored Presentation
10:50 am
Morning Facilitated Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to network with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat function on the conference platform. There will be an opportunity for delegates to opt into a more structure networking opportunity, which will consist of a series of brief one-to-one meetings to informally introduce delegates to peers and thought leaders in attendance.

11:20 am
Keynote Panel Discussion – Nothing About Us Without Us: Augmenting Student Voices and Agency in International Schools
  • How can schools empower students to become co-collaborators in determining the focus of their education?
  • The benefits of facilitating student leadership and ownership over DEIJ, sustainability, and wellbeing initiatives
  • The importance of acknowledging students’ role as key stakeholders and centring students’ voices, ideas, and concerns when developing your long-term school strategy
Stephen Taylor
Stephen Taylor
Director of Innovation in Learning and Teaching
Western Academy Beijing, China
Confirmed
Kim Gration
Kim Gration
Associate Assistant Head – Pastoral and Wellbeing
Harrow International School Hong Kong
Confirmed
Matt Seddon
Matt Seddon
Secondary Principal
Bangkok Patana School, Thailand
Confirmed
Justin Park
Justin Park
Principal and Head of School
SALT International School, Korea
Invited
12:05 pm
Roundtable Discussion Series
Roundtable 1 – Promoting a Culture of Bilingualism: Translanguaging in International Schools
  • What are the benefits of bilingual education and how can school leaders establish a culture of bilingualism within their school?
  • How can translanguaging benefit student learning experiences and embed them within the local culture in which their school is situated?
  • How can senior leaders source, recruit and retain teachers who are capable of teaching in a bilingual environment?
Eowyn Crisfield
Eowyn Crisfield
Director
Crisfield Educational Consulting
Invited
Roundtable 2 – Cultivating Meaningful Community Partnerships Between International Schools and the Local Community
  • Discover best practice guidance about how to develop meaningful and equitable partnerships between international schools and members of their local community when establishing service-learning initiatives
  • How can schools empower students to develop and participate in initiatives that benefit the local community beyond the school?
  • The importance of centring the voice and needs of the local community when developing long-term partnerships and initiatives
Leslie Anne Wallace
Leslie Anne Wallace
Principal
Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong, China
Invited
Roundtable 3 – Sponsored Roundtable: Equipping Students with Twenty-First Century Competencies
  • How to prepare students for industry by equipping them with twenty-first century competencies
  • What areas should international schools be focusing on with regards to their curricula to ensure that their students thrive once they leave school?
1:05 pm
Lunch Break
2:05 pm
Afternoon Keynote Presentation – The Virtual Classroom: AR, VR and the Future of Education
  • How can international schools capitalise on recent advancements in AR and VR to enhance learning delivery and education objectives?
  • What does the advent of the Metaverse mean for international schools and how can educators ensure that they effectively safeguard children in the Metaverse?
  • How can AR and VR aid and enhance remote and blended learning?
Bernard Marr
Bernard Marr
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Bernard Marr & Co.
Invited
2:35 pm
Panel Discussion – How Can Asian International Schools Meaningfully Embed DEIJ into Curricula?
  • How can schools adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of an increasingly local student population?
  • Negotiating the often Western-centric, colonial legacy of international curricula
  • Integrating local history and reflecting local identity meaningfully within the curriculum
  • How can schools diversify their curricula to foster intercultural learning?
Simon Probert
Simon Probert
Deputy Head
Harrow International School Shanghai
Confirmed
Carma Elliot
Carma Elliot
College President
United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), Singapore
Invited
Xoài David
Xoài David
Co-Founder
Organisation to Decolonise International Schools (ODIS)
Confirmed
Dr Alexander Gardner-McTaggart
Dr Alexander Gardner-McTaggart
Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership
University of Manchester
Confirmed
3:20 pm
Case Study Presentation – Embedding Sustainability Within Your School Curriculum and Community
  • Hear how Prem Tinsulanonda International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand, created a holistic sustainability strategy
  • Discover best practice guidance about how your school can likewise successfully and meaningfully incorporate sustainability within your curriculum and galvanise your whole school community
Dr Emma Shaw
Dr Emma Shaw
DP Environmental Systems and Societies Teacher, CP Coordinator
Prem Tinsulanonda International School
Confirmed
Lynda Rolph
Lynda Rolph
Head of Community
Prem Tinsulanonda International School
Confirmed
Charlotte Hankin
Charlotte Hankin
Eco-Committee Lead and Grade 3/4 Homeroom Teacher
Prem Tinsulanonda International School
Confirmed
3:50 pm
Afternoon Facilitated Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to network with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat function on the conference platform. There will be an opportunity for delegates to opt into a more structure networking opportunity, which will consist of a series of brief one-to-one meetings to informally introduce delegates to peers and thought leaders in attendance.

4:20 pm
Panel Discussion – Rethinking Assessment and Innovating Accreditation
  • What is the product of international education? Is high academic attainment in the form of exam results still the aim?
  • What is the future of assessment?
  • Do current exam-oriented assessment practices fail neurodiverse and SEND students?
  • Is exam-based assessment useful for students when it comes to tertiary education?
  • How can schools meaningfully assess concept thinking skills?
Dr Jadis Blurton
Dr Jadis Blurton
Founder and Head of School
The Harbour School (THS) Hong Kong
Confirmed
Ross Parker
Ross Parker
Director of Technology & Assessment
International College Hong Kong
Confirmed
Rami Madani
Rami Madani
Head of School
International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Confirmed
5:05 pm
Fireside Chat – The World Beyond the Bubble: Preparing Students Academically, Emotionally, and Culturally for Life Beyond International School
  • How can schools equip students with the autonomy and research-based skills required to thrive in tertiary education?
  • How can students stand out from the crowd in terms of their university applications?
  • How can schools champion alternate pathways available to children for whom tertiary education is not the best option?
  • How can schools ensure that they are building capacity in learners to ensure success beyond the educational environment?
Sian May
Sian May
Head of School
The Alice Smith School, Malaysia
Confirmed
Fathma Mauger
Fathma Mauger
Principal
Larrakeyah Primary School, Australia
Confirmed
Anthony Coles
Anthony Coles
Head of College
Dulwich College Beijing, China
Invited
5:35 pm
Chair’s Closing Remarks