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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: Removing Barriers and Providing Quality Learning Opportunities For All
  • Discussing what strategies and approaches work in delivering effective and safe support provision whilst meeting the online learning needs of the student
  • Exploring how assistive technology and AI can help support learning needs through identification, assessment and tailored intervention during home-based learning
  • Considering the vital role of training and professional development in improving ALN provision, navigating cultural complexities and ensuring outstanding outcomes for all learners
  • Sharing advice and tips on navigating cultural stigmas around learning needs, and how school leaders can work with parents to support inclusion and affect student progress
Kelly Somerville
Kelly Somerville
Director of Inclusion
Australian International School, Singapore
Confirmed
Anu Monga
Anu Monga
Founder and Chairperson
The Association of International Schools of India (TAISI)
Confirmed
Roger Schultz
Roger Schultz
Head of School
Alice Smith School, Malaysia
Invited
11:20 am
Presentation: How to Promote an Inclusive Classroom Environment in Your School
  • Understanding the barriers to effective learning and creating the conditions to promote equity and ensure progress for all students
  • Emphasising the importance of effective differentiation to meet individual learning needs, and understanding what school leaders can do to ensure all teachers differentiate correctly
  • Sharing evidence-based guidance and solutions that school leaders can implement to ensure that progress happens for all students, from the most vulnerable to the high-achievers
Daniel Sobel
Daniel Sobel
Author, The Inclusive Classroom: A New Approach to Differentiation, and CEO
Inclusion Expert
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: Maximising the Impact of Your Counselling Department to Provide Authentic and Positive Support Services for All Students

FACILITATOR: Dr Sadie Hollins, Head of Sixth Form, Lanna International School, Thailand 

 

  • Roundtable B: Exploring Best Practice on How to Effectively Work with Students with Developmental Challenges and Learning Difficulties

FACILITATOR: John Shanahan, Learner Support Director, Hong Kong Academy

Dr Sadie Hollins
Dr Sadie Hollins
Head of Sixth Form
Lanna International School, Thailand
Confirmed
John Shanahan
John Shanahan
Learner Support Director
Hong Kong Academy
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Putting Wellbeing First - Implementing a Whole-School Approach to Happiness, Wellbeing, and Social and Emotional Learning
  • Prioritising mental wellbeing as a whole-school strategic responsibility and sharing practical guidance to integrating and measuring social and emotional learning in the classroom
  • Exploring the benefits of mindfulness on teaching and learning and sharing evidence-based best practice on how to effectively develop and integrate mindfulness in schools to improve student outcomes
  • Highlighting the most effective and creative ways of integrating SEL in the classroom, for example through cognitive coaching and mentoring, and frameworks that enable students to understand and manage their emotions, set positive goals and maintain healthy relationships
Priya Mitchell
Priya Mitchell
Wellbeing & Safeguarding Architect
International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Confirmed
Maria Gebrial
Maria Gebrial
Head of Prep
Malvern College Hong Kong
Confirmed
Verity Harvey
Verity Harvey
Head of Inclusion/SENCo
St Andrew’s International School Bangkok, Thailand
Confirmed
2:20 pm
10 Minute Break
2:30 pm
Let’s Talk About Safeguarding: How and Why International Schools Must Take a Proactive Approach to Safeguarding
  • Understanding the key steps schools must take to create a safe environment and maintain child safeguarding standards through comprehensive prevention and intervention strategies
  • Exploring tools and practices to effectively respond to hidden risks as well as challenges and concerns around digital technologies
  • Discussing the need to develop and implement a robust safeguarding strategy which includes training all teachers to recognise and spot early warning signs, as well as have a clear reporting and monitoring process for all alerts
  • Highlighting the responsibilities for schools to create suicide-safer learning environments by tackling pressures and anxieties around academic results, as well as stigmas around child protection and mental wellbeing
Magnus Cowie
Magnus Cowie
Deputy Head - Pastoral and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Marlborough College Malaysia
Confirmed
Leica Burley
Leica Burley
Assistant Head
Taipei European School, Taiwan
Invited
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 C: Developing Happy and Productive Students Through Character-Building Initiatives and Character Education

FACILITATOR: Erika Elkady, Head of Secondary, Jumeirah Baccalaureate School, Dubai

 

  • Sponsored Roundtable D: TBC
Verity Harvey
Verity Harvey
Head of Inclusion/SENCo
St Andrew’s International School Bangkok, Thailand
Confirmed
Erika Elkady
Erika Elkady
Head of Secondary School
Jumeira Baccalaureate School Dubai, UAE
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