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DAY 1 - Tuesday, 30 November 2021

This conference will follow Singapore time (GMT+8) and all content will be available for 30 days after the event. 
8:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Professor Deborah Eyre
Professor Deborah Eyre
Founder and Chair
High Performance Learning
Confirmed
9:00 am
Opening Keynote Presentation: Why We Need to Increase Educational Achievement - What’s Been Tried, Why it Hasn’t Worked, and What We Can Do Instead

Improving education is an economic and social priority. Higher levels of education lead to more prosocial behaviour, reduced health care costs, reduced criminal justice costs and increased economic growth. It is therefore not surprising that most jurisdictions have looked for ways to improve the effectiveness of their schools. Unfortunately most of these efforts have had limited success.

In this keynote presentation, Dylan Wiliam will suggest that the main reason that these well-meaning attempts to improve education have failed to improve educational outcomes is because they did not focus on the the most important variable in education—the quality of the teaching in schools.

The talk will conclude by suggesting that there are two “best bets” for improving education at scale—a knowledge-rich curriculum, and supporting teachers in making greater use of classroom formative assessment, each of which can be implemented at little or no cost, and will have a substantial impact on educational achievement.

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
Verity Harvey
Verity Harvey
Head of Inclusion/SENCo
St Andrew’s International School Bangkok, Thailand
Confirmed
Anu Monga
Anu Monga
Founder and Chairperson
The Association of International Schools of India (TAISI)
Confirmed
Cindy Warner-Dobrowski
Cindy Warner-Dobrowski
Director of Professional Learning, International School Leaders of Educational Support (ISLES); and Director of Student Services
American School Of Dubai, UAE
Confirmed
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 Discussion

Delegates are invited to attend the following roundtable discussions. This roundtable will be 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 on the below topic topic.  

  • Roundtable A: Supporting Student Mental Health Needs Through Early, Targeted Interventions

FACILITATOR: Piet Jansen, Director of International Relations, Yes We Can Youth Clinics

 

Piet Jansen
Piet Jansen
Managing Director
Yes We Can Youth Clinics, Netherlands
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:15 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
Dr Sadie Hollins
Dr Sadie Hollins
Head of Sixth Form
Lanna International School, Thailand
Confirmed
Dr Joe Thurbon, PhD
Dr Joe Thurbon, PhD
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Educator Impact
Confirmed
2:05 pm
10 Minute Break
2:15 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
Duncan Ogilvie
Duncan Ogilvie
Director of Digital Learning
Marlborough College Malaysia
Confirmed
Leica Burley
Leica Burley
Assistant Head
Taipei European School, Taiwan
Confirmed
Roger Schultz
Roger Schultz
Patron’s Accredited Member of COBIS, and Head
Alice Smith School, Malaysia
Confirmed
3:05 pm
10 Minute Break
3:15 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Delegates are invited to attend the following roundtable discussion. This roundtable will be 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 on the below topic topic.  

  • Roundtable B: How do you know when and how to intervene? And how can data help us decide?

FACILITATOR: Dr Joe Thurbon, Chief Technology Officer, Educator Impact

Dr Joe Thurbon, PhD
Dr Joe Thurbon, PhD
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Educator Impact
Confirmed
4:00 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
Tim Nash
Tim Nash
Founder
Wo Hui Mandarin
Confirmed
Professor Deborah Eyre
Professor Deborah Eyre
Founder and Chair
High Performance Learning
Confirmed
4:50 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
5:35 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change