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DAY 1 - Tuesday, 30 November 2021

8:45 am
Chair's Welcome Address
9:00 am
Opening Keynote Presentation: Why We Need to Increase Educational Achievement - What's Been Tried, And Why It Hasn't Worked

Session outline TBC

Professor Dylan Wiliam
Professor Dylan Wiliam
Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment
University College London
Confirmed
9:30 am
Keynote Presentation: Showcasing the Secret Recipe for a Great Education
  • Understanding how to create a learning environment that fosters curiosity, creativity, and autonomy, in which all students can thrive based on their individual and unique strengths
  • Considering when and how to re-evaluate your school’s teaching and learning style in order to maximise pupil progress, wellbeing and the overall school environment
  • Highlighting the side-effects of ranking students based on grades and academic outcomes, and making the case for an education system that meets the needs of all learners and one which celebrates both success and failure alike
Gavin McCormack
Gavin McCormack
Author, Teacher Trainer, Philanthropist and School Principal
Farmhouse Montessori School Sydney
Confirmed
10:00 am
Facilitated Networking Break
10:15 am
15 Minute Break
10:30 am
Panel Discussion: Teaching Critical Thinking: Fostering a Growth Mindset and Embedding Metacognition Across Teaching and Learning
  • Discussing the importance of metacognitive questioning and dialogue, and self-regulated learning to build independent, confident, creative and critical thinkers
  • Considering the best tools to enhance the development of metacognition and self-awareness by providing tools for students to plan, monitor and evaluate certain aspects of their learning, particularly with regards to online learning
  • Discussing effective techniques to nurture and integrate a growth mindset to improve self-confidence and resilience, and affect deep learning and outstanding performance for students and staff alike
Michael Rosenbrock
Michael Rosenbrock
Assistant Principal
Wodonga Senior Secondary College, Australia
Confirmed
Tracy Connor
Tracy Connor
Head of Primary
Léman International School Chengdu, China
Confirmed
11:20 am
Presentation: Unleashing the Science of Learning to Deliver More Impactful Teaching in Your School
  • Explore the key principles of the science of learning and its impact on teaching: how to get children to love and engage in education through simple yet powerful teaching methods that can be implemented in the classroom
  • Learn how to use evidence and knowledge for curriculum planning and instruction to make learning meaningful and foster student’s application of knowledge in a variety of academic settings
  • Understand how the top performing students learn: how is modern cognitive psychology improving teaching and learning, and how can school leaders create environments in which teachers can think critically about their instruction?
Dr Ian Kelleher, PhD
Dr Ian Kelleher, PhD
Dreyfuss Chair of Research
The Centre for Transformative Teaching and Learning, USA
Confirmed
11:50 am
10 Minute Break
12:00 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Delegates have the option to attend one of the following roundtable discussions. All roundtables are camera-on and delegate-led, to ensure all participants have the opportunity to share their experiences with one another, provide peer-to-peer support and guidance, and reflect on their current challenges and opportunities around a specific topic.  

 

  • Roundtable A: Teacher-Centred vs Student-Centred Learning: How to Impact Student Attainment Through Agency, Autonomy and Creativity

FACILITATOR: Luna Deller, Head of Academic Operations, One World International School, Singapore

 

  • Roundtable B: Home-School Partnership: How to Effectively Engage Parents in the Education of Their Children to Improve Learning Outcomes 

FACILITATOR: Rachel Arnold, Assistant Principal, Korea Foreign School, South Korea

 

  • Sponsored Roundtable C: TBC
Luna Deller
Luna Deller
Head of Academic Operations
One World International School, Singapore
Confirmed
Rachel Arnold
Rachel Arnold
Assistant Principal and Director of Learning Support
Korea Foreign School, South Korea
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Measuring Knowledge vs. Measuring Learning – What Does Student Success Look Like Today?
  • Discussing the principles of standards-based and performance-based learning: are we teaching students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and how do we effectively measure competency and critical thinking?
  • Exploring viable, authentic, and responsive assessment approaches to monitor the progress and review learning outcomes of all pupils, in order to equip them with the necessary skills to thrive in tertiary education and in the workplace
  • Nurturing student agency and self-directed learning through forward-focused feedback and reporting, and enabling deeper and more meaningful learning to take place through the right challenge, pace and depth
Dr Terry McAdams
Dr Terry McAdams
Director of Technology, Research, and Innovation
Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea
Confirmed
Dr Jennifer Sparrow
Dr Jennifer Sparrow
Deputy Superintendent
Singapore American School
Confirmed
2:20 pm
10 Minute Break
2:30 pm
Presentation: The Role of Agency in Learning: How to Develop Meaningful Student Agency to Optimise Teaching and Learning
  • Sharing WAB’s experience in creating a community-wide journey that maximises learning for each individual student by putting them at the centre of their education
  • Highlighting how, by taking this innovative and flexible student-centred approach, WAB created a stronger culture of enquiry-driven and self-directed learning, with a focus on real-world, practical engagement
  • Considering how student agency fits into an established curriculum, how to nurture its growth among students to ensure high-quality and academically rigorous learning continues to take place

Western Academy of Beijing was ranked #1 most innovative international school in China in 2020, by KingLead.

Dr Marta Medved Krajnovic
Dr Marta Medved Krajnovic
Head of School
Western Academy Beijing, China
Confirmed
Stephen Taylor
Stephen Taylor
Director of Innovation in Learning and Teaching
Western Academy Beijing, China
Confirmed
2:50 pm
Sponsored Presentation: What Does Effective Personalised Learning Look Like?
  • Exploring solutions and strategies to maximise the outcomes of differentiated teaching, and optimise personalised learning programmes
  • Taking a data-informed approach to learning and providing personalised pathways, enabling self-directed learning, and allowing teachers to challenge and intervene as and when appropriate
  • Considering the use of personalised learning materials which can be manipulated by the student or teachers to support different learning needs and ensure progress is being made
3:20 pm
10 Minute Break
3:30 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Delegates have the option to attend one of the following roundtable discussions. All roundtables are camera-on and delegate-led, to ensure all participants have the opportunity to share their experiences with one another, provide peer-to-peer support and guidance, and reflect on their current challenges and opportunities around a specific topic.  

 

  • Roundtable D: Delivering Effective Enrichment Programmes to Help Create Well-Rounded and Thriving Learners

FACILITATOR: Simon Parker, Director of Student Activities, International School Beijing, China

 

  • Roundtable E: Creating Future Ready Learners: Exploring How Experiential Learning Can Equip Students with the Right Skillset to Succeed in Society

FACILITATOR: Janecke Arnaes, Director, Universal American School, Dubai

 

  • Roundtable F: Discussing Successful Strategies to Nurture Bilingual Students and Maintain High Expectations and Outcomes for EAL Students

FACILITATOR: Dr Yu-Chiao Chung, Visiting Research Fellow – Educational Studies, Goldsmith University

Simon Parker
Simon Parker
Director of Student Activities
International School of Beijing, China
Confirmed
Janecke Aarnæs
Janecke Aarnæs
Director
Universal American School of Dubai, UAE
Confirmed
Dr Yu-Chiao Chung
Dr Yu-Chiao Chung
Visiting Research Fellow of Educational Studies
Goldsmiths, University of London
Confirmed
4:10 pm
Keynote Panel Discussion: Championing Character Development and Positive Education to Provide Students with the Tools to Flourish in Society
  • Putting wellbeing first: highlighting the necessary requirements and tools for schools to prioritise, uphold, and embed wellbeing and happiness across the whole-school strategy
  • Discussing how character education effectively feeds into traditional whole-school aims around progression, attainment and behaviour standards
  • Exploring how becoming a values-driven school will lead to higher expectations and strong academic, professional and social success
Dr Helen Street
Dr Helen Street
Honorary Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia; and Founder and Chair,
The Positive Schools Initiative
Confirmed
Dr Lim Lai Cheng
Dr Lim Lai Cheng
Chairperson of Singapore Positive Education Network
IPEN Southeast Asia
Confirmed
Professor James Arthur OBE
Professor James Arthur OBE
Director of Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues
University of Birmingham
Confirmed
5:00 pm
Closing Keynote Presentation: What Makes Great Teaching and How to Develop Outstanding Pedagogy?
  • Providing an overview of what matters in effective student learning in the current context
  • Equipping teachers with the tools to deliver an outstanding education, with a particular focus on the importance of providing clear and efficient feedback to teachers
  • Sharing practical tools and guidance to help teachers take ownership of their professional learning and to help them enhance their practice for the benefit of students
Professor Rob Coe
Professor Rob Coe
Senior Advisor, Education Endowment Fund, and Director of Research and Development
Evidence Based Education
Confirmed
5:45 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change