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OS Europe Conference Agenda

  • Teaching & Learning (Day 1)
  • Wellbeing & Inclusion (Day 1)
  • Leadership & Workforce (Day 2)
  • Management & EdTech (Day 2)
  • Workshops (Day 3)
8:45 am
Chair's Welcome Address: Rethinking Teaching & Learning - What Does the Future of Education Look Like?
Professor Deborah Eyre
Professor Deborah Eyre
Founder and Chair
High Performance Learning
Confirmed
9:00 am
Keynote Presentation: Creating Positive Schools from the Inside Out

Our schools and colleges have never done so much to ‘teach’ whole school wellbeing, support mental health and engage young people in learning. Yet, young people have never been so disengaged, demotivated or distressed in our schools.

Dr Street firmly believes that the only way we can sustainably, effectively support youth wellbeing is through the development of contextual wellbeing in schools and colleges. Our role as educators is not to tell someone how to be well, or to reward them for behaving well. We have to provide young people with a context in which they can flourish. 

In this keynote, Dr Helen Street will share evidence-based research and practical guidance to help support academic, and social and emotional learning in schools, and build more cohesive communities and equitable educational practice.

Dr Helen Street
Dr Helen Street
Honorary Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia; and Founder and Chair and Author
The Positive Schools Initiative
Confirmed
9:45 am
Facilitated Networking Break
10:00 am
10 Minute Break
10:10 am
Panel Discussion: Panel Discussion: Understanding and Embedding the Science of Learning Within the Classroom
  • Understanding how metacognition and neuroscience can be embedded within the classroom to drive self-regulated learning and create agency in order to develop independent and creative thinkers
  • 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
  • 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
Christelle Lonez
Christelle Lonez
Head of Primary
International School of Geneva, Switzerland
Confirmed
Mark Beverley
Mark Beverley
Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning
Sevenoaks School - UK
Confirmed
Jeremy Newton
Jeremy Newton
Deputy Headteacher
King's College School - La Moraleja, Spain
Confirmed
11:00 am
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
11:30 am
10 Minute Break
11:40 am
Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Strengthening the Home-School / Parent-Teacher Relationship to Improve Teaching and Learning Outcomes

Delegates are invited to attend this roundtable discussion on Home-School Partnerships. 

Facilitated by Dr Chrissie Sorenson, Head of School and Executive Board at the Bavarians International School, 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 around parental engagement. 

Dr Chrissie Sorenson
Dr Chrissie Sorenson
Head of School & Executive Board
Bavarian International School, Germany
Confirmed
12:25 pm
Lunch Break
1:00 pm
Fireside Chat: Creating Well-Rounded Learners Through Experiential Learning and Global Citizenship Education
  • What does it mean to be a global citizen today and how can international schools maximise their teaching and learning to develop truly global and internationally minded learners?
  • What does global citizenship look like in the classroom, and what are some of the most effective pedagogies for implementing global citizenship and for raising awareness around global issues such as climate change, sustainability, inequality, etc.
  • What is the role of service learning and how can schools prioritise the delivery of experiential learning during difficult and disruptive times?
  • How are personalised learning principles helping to facilitate meaningful global citizenship and service learning, and how can schools continue to create school cultures that effectively nurture global, critical, and inclusive mindsets
James Kearney
James Kearney
Head and CEO
Sotogrande International School, Spain
Confirmed
Tom Duckling
Tom Duckling
Director of Learning
Aiglon College, Switzerland
Confirmed
Angeline Aow
Angeline Aow
Curriculum Coordinator
Berlin International School, Germany
Confirmed
1:50 pm
10 Minute Break
2:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Finding the Right Balance – How to Maximise Assessment Practices to Prepare Students for the Future of Work
  • Considering whether we are teaching students the skills and knowledge they need to deal with complexity, automation and hyper-connectivity, and how can we effectively measure competency and soft skills such as critical thinking and resilience?
  • 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
  • Understanding the most important aspect in teaching and learning – Feedback: how can schools champion forward-focused feedback and reporting, and enable deeper and more meaningful learning to take place through the right challenge, pace and depth?
Dr Jarrod Hingston
Dr Jarrod Hingston
Manager - School Assessment Services
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Confirmed
Alex Green
Alex Green
Deputy Headteacher
The British School of Milan, Italy
Confirmed
Stephanie Andronikos
Stephanie Andronikos
Head of Secondary and Director of Assessment
British International School of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Invited
Melissa Schaub
Melissa Schaub
Deputy Superintendent of Learning
American International School of Lagos, Nigeria
Invited
2:50 pm
10 Minute Break
3:00 pm
Sponsored Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Delegates are invited to attend another roundtable discussion.

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.  

3:45 pm
10 Minute Break
3:55 pm
Keynote Presentation: Why Formative Assessment Needs to be the Priority for Every School

Education matters, for individuals and for society. However, most of the policies that have been pursued have been directed at the kinds of schools that students attend—policies that, even when well implemented (which most are not) would have limited impact on student achievement.

What matters for student achievement is what happens inside the classroom, and what matters most is the quality of interaction between students and teachers; teachers finding out what their students know, and making appropriate adjustments to their instruction as a result.

Professor Dylan Wiliam
Professor Dylan Wiliam
Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment
University College London, UK
Confirmed
4:30 pm
Keynote Panel Discussion: Rethinking Curriculum Design and Implementation for the Future of Education
  • Considering how the digital landscape is changing the thinking around curriculum development and delivery, and what this means for the future of teaching and learning beyond the use of EdTech in the classroom
  • Discussing the short and long-term impact of digital learning on curriculum design, and what school leaders can do in order to create capacity for learning by making the curriculum fit for purpose in a (post-) pandemic context
  • Disseminating the current research around teaching and learning which must influence the planning and implementation of curriculum design beyond preparation for examinations, and ensure that the ‘right’ learning intentions bring about sustained improvements in outcomes for young people in real-world contexts
Professor Deborah Eyre
Professor Deborah Eyre
Founder and Chair
High Performance Learning
Confirmed
John Tomsett
John Tomsett
Former Headteacher; Education Consultant; Writer and Co-Author
Huh: Curriculum Conversations Between Subject and Senior Leaders
Confirmed
Oanh Crouch
Oanh Crouch
Director of Education
Globeducate
Invited
Kate McAllister
Kate McAllister
Associate of the London Centre for Educational Leadership at the UCL Institute of Education, and Co-Founder
Rethinking Education
Confirmed
5:15 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change

8:45 am
Chair's Welcome Address: Rethinking Teaching & Learning - What Does the Future of Education Look Like?
Professor Deborah Eyre
Professor Deborah Eyre
Founder and Chair
High Performance Learning
Confirmed
9:00 am
Keynote Presentation: Creating Positive Schools from the Inside Out

Our schools and colleges have never done so much to ‘teach’ whole school wellbeing, support mental health and engage young people in learning. Yet, young people have never been so disengaged, demotivated or distressed in our schools.

Dr Street firmly believes that the only way we can sustainably, effectively support youth wellbeing is through the development of contextual wellbeing in schools and colleges. Our role as educators is not to tell someone how to be well, or to reward them for behaving well. We have to provide young people with a context in which they can flourish. 

In this keynote, Dr Helen Street will share evidence-based research and practical guidance to help support academic, and social and emotional learning in schools, and build more cohesive communities and equitable educational practice.

Dr Helen Street
Dr Helen Street
Honorary Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia; and Founder and Chair and Author
The Positive Schools Initiative
Confirmed
9:45 am
Facilitated Networking Break
10:00 am
10 Minute Break
10:10 am
In Conversation with Daniel Sobel: How to Promote an Inclusive Classroom Environment in Your School

In this session, Daniel Sobel and Helena Wallberg will discuss what it means to be truly inclusive, and how schools can create the necessary conditions to promote equity and belonging. They will also explore what makes an effective inclusion leader, and how leadership of inclusion can be nurtured and developed within all staff to support effective learning in the classroom.

Daniel Sobel
Daniel Sobel
CEO
Inclusion Expert
Confirmed
Helena Wallberg
Helena Wallberg
School Inclusion Consultant
SpecialPegagogen, Sweden
Confirmed
10:40 am
Panel Discussion: Removing Barriers to Education and Providing Quality Learning Opportunities for Students with Learning Needs
  • Discussing what strategies and approaches work in delivering effective and safe support provision to meet the complex learning needs of SEN students in the classroom and online
  • Exploring how technology can be utilised and maximised as a tool to effectively identify learning needs and intervene appropriately, providing a more inclusive teaching and learning experience for those who thrive in an unconventional classroom
  • Highlighting the vital role of training and professional development in improving the learning support provision, particularly when working with parents and navigating cultural complexities and stigmas around disabilities and learning needs
Johanna Cena
Johanna Cena
Director of Teaching and Learning
American School of Barcelona, Spain
Confirmed
Anna Kadieva
Anna Kadieva
Founder and Principal
Le Sallay International Academy - France
Confirmed
Pauline Mably
Pauline Mably
Head of Whole School Learning Support
The British International School Bratislava, Slovakia
Invited
11:30 am
10 Minute Break
11:40 am
Sponsored Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Delegates are invited to attend another roundtable discussion.

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.  

12:25 pm
Lunch Break
1:00 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-safe learning environments by tackling pressures and anxieties around academic results, gender identity, bullying, sexual abuse, race/racism, etc
Melanie Nicholls
Melanie Nicholls
Group Lead DSL and Designated Safeguarding Lead
ACS International School Cobham
Confirmed
Grant Gillies
Grant Gillies
Headmaster
British School Bucharest, Romania
Confirmed
Rajvinder Bolla
Rajvinder Bolla
Vice Principal, Student Wellbeing and Designated Safeguarding Lead
International School of Paris
Confirmed
1:50 pm
10 Minute Break
2:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Putting Wellbeing First - Implementing a Whole-School Approach to Happiness, Wellbeing, and Social and Emotional Learning
  • Prioritising mental and physical wellbeing as a whole-school strategic responsibility and sharing practical guidance to integrating and measuring SEL in the classroom
  • Effectively approaching and supporting the wide ranging and complex needs of all learners, such as anxiety-related disorders, self-harm, eating disorders, gender identity, etc
  • Highlighting the most effective and evidence-informed ways of integrating SEL in the classroom, for example through trauma-informed interventions, comprehensive frameworks, and programmes that enable students to understand and manage their emotions, set positive goals and maintain healthy relationships
  • Exploring and signposting some of the most important CPD and training priorities to enable staff to better understand, address and support the mental health and wellbeing of learners
Ava Shabnum Hasan
Ava Shabnum Hasan
Founder of Mentally Well Schools; and Associate Lecturer in MSc Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education
Buckinghamshire New University, UK
Confirmed
Maki Nishihara
Maki Nishihara
Head of Primary
AMADEUS International School – Vienna, Austria
Confirmed
Lindsay Mackenzie-Wright
Lindsay Mackenzie-Wright
Deputy Director of Wellbeing
International School of Monaco
Confirmed
2:50 pm
10 Minute Break
3:00 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Getting Character Education Right

Delegates are invited to join this roundtable discussion on Character Education.

This session will be facilitated by Erika Elkady, who is Head of Secondary at Jumeira Baccalaureate School and currently completing an MA in Character Education. JBS became the first Kitemark School of Character outside the UK in November 2020.

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 on how to get character education right and deliver outstanding pastoral care.

Erika Elkady
Erika Elkady
Head of Secondary
Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Dubai
Confirmed
3:45 pm
10 Minute Break
3:55 pm
Keynote Presentation: Why Formative Assessment Needs to be the Priority for Every School

Education matters, for individuals and for society. However, most of the policies that have been pursued have been directed at the kinds of schools that students attend—policies that, even when well implemented (which most are not) would have limited impact on student achievement.

What matters for student achievement is what happens inside the classroom, and what matters most is the quality of interaction between students and teachers; teachers finding out what their students know, and making appropriate adjustments to their instruction as a result.

Professor Dylan Wiliam
Professor Dylan Wiliam
Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment
University College London, UK
Confirmed
4:30 pm
Keynote Panel Discussion: Rethinking Curriculum Design and Implementation for the Future of Education
  • Considering how the digital landscape is changing the thinking around curriculum development and delivery, and what this means for the future of teaching and learning beyond the use of EdTech in the classroom
  • Discussing the short and long-term impact of digital learning on curriculum design, and what school leaders can do in order to create capacity for learning by making the curriculum fit for purpose in a (post-) pandemic context
  • Disseminating the current research around teaching and learning which must influence the planning and implementation of curriculum design beyond preparation for examinations, and ensure that the ‘right’ learning intentions bring about sustained improvements in outcomes for young people in real-world contexts
Professor Deborah Eyre
Professor Deborah Eyre
Founder and Chair
High Performance Learning
Confirmed
John Tomsett
John Tomsett
Former Headteacher; Education Consultant; Writer and Co-Author
Huh: Curriculum Conversations Between Subject and Senior Leaders
Confirmed
Oanh Crouch
Oanh Crouch
Director of Education
Globeducate
Invited
Kate McAllister
Kate McAllister
Associate of the London Centre for Educational Leadership at the UCL Institute of Education, and Co-Founder
Rethinking Education
Confirmed
5:15 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change

8:45 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Armand Doucet
Armand Doucet
World Renowned Award Winning Teacher; and Co-Author of "Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice"
Confirmed
9:00 am
Opening Keynote Presentation: How to Embrace and Effectively Lead Change Within an International Education Context

Why do we resist change as we grow older? How can we nurture and develop an organisational culture that embraces change and encourages collaboration?

Richard examines why change has become increasingly challenging and how risk aversion can stifle individuals and organisations. He explores how to harness the power of creativity, curiosity and confidence in uncertain times and why we must shift the paradigm to understand that change is not a programme or a strategy but an ever-present organic part of the 21st Century.

Richard Gerver
Richard Gerver
Award-Winning Speaker, Bestselling Author and World-Renowned Thinker
Confirmed
9:45 am
Keynote Panel Discussion: Championing Outstanding Leadership and Successful School Management Across the European Education Landscape
  • Exploring the current landscape and trends in the international school sector, and discussing key areas of growth and innovation in school management and leadership that have emerged in the past two years
  • From Vision to Action: how to create and implement a strong, proactive and future-focused vision to drive growth and school improvement
  • Sharing guidance around strategic vision and leadership to support international schools in their efforts to implement and drive forward the Sustainable Development Goals agenda
  • Discussing opportunities to further harness the potential of technology as a tool to create a sustainable, equitable and inclusive environment for all stakeholders
Stefania Giannini
Stefania Giannini
Assistant Director-General for Education
UNESCO
Invited
Kathleen Naglee
Kathleen Naglee
Head of School
International School of Helsinki, Finland
Confirmed
Armand Doucet
Armand Doucet
World Renowned Award Winning Teacher; and Co-Author of "Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice"
Confirmed
10:35 am
Facilitated Networking Break
10:50 am
10 Minute Break
11:00 am
The Wellbeing Conversation: Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities Around Educator Wellness
  • Exploring strategic approaches and evidence-based best practice around tackling stress, anxiety and burnout among teachers and school leaders, and improving whole-school wellbeing and resilience through a culture of care
  • Embracing systemic social-emotional learning and implementing SEL in every aspect of the school life to better support and manage staff wellness
  • Putting wellbeing at the heart of professional development – understanding how SEL-based PD programmes can serve the high-stress needs of teachers and school leaders alike
Sue Aspinall
Sue Aspinall
Headteacher - Junior School Vlaskamp
The British International School in the Netherlands
Confirmed
Brett Gray
Brett Gray
Board Chair, ACES; and Founding and Head
The Ostrava International School, Czech Republic
Confirmed
Anne Johnstone
Anne Johnstone
Chair and Founding Member of the Positive Education in Schools Association (PESA); Vice Chair of the International Positive Education Networlk (IPEN); and Principal
Ravenswood School for Girls, Australia
Invited
11:50 am
10 Minute Break
12:00 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Establishing Sustainable Professional Learning Communities to Boost Professional Development and Improve Pedagogical Practice

Delegates are invited to attend this roundtable discussion on Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).

Facilitated by Dr Kulvarn Atwal, Author of ‘The Thinking School’, 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 around PLCs and professional development in schools.

Kulvarn Atwal
Kulvarn Atwal
Headteacher, Highlands Primary School UK and Author
The Thinking School: Developing a Dynamic Learning Community
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Effectively Building Workforce Capacity Through Strong Leadership
  • Building an emotionally intelligent school workforce based on trust, communication, and positive relationships, that is able to lead better and deliver improved results
  • Championing a personalised, adaptive and holistic approach to teacher education and talent development to successfully harness and enable professional growth of all staff, advance whole-school improvement, and improve long-term retention
  • Discussing how nurturing autonomy, self-reflection, and accountability, through distributed leadership and coaching and mentoring can improve staff performance and wellbeing
Dr Paul Fochtman
Dr Paul Fochtman
Head of School
Frankfurt International School, Germany
Confirmed
Liz Free
Liz Free
CEO and Director
International School Rheintal, Switzerland
Confirmed
Natasha Hilton
Natasha Hilton
Strategic Lead, WomenEd, and Head of Primary
Park House English School, Qatar
Confirmed
2:05 pm
10 Minute Break
2:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Recruiting Outstanding International Educators
  • Exploring the changing trends and patterns in international recruitment – what are the key lessons learned and how can this inform future recruitment, retention and professional development strategies for diverse and multicultural school settings
  • Discussing how schools can promote diversity in their recruitment of leadership and faculty, by adopting innovative, equitable, and inclusive hiring practices and structures
  • Recruiting for long-term retention – what do schools leaders need to consider during the hiring process, and what should ‘the right’ candidate look like?
Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor
Principal
International School Zurich North, Switzerland
Confirmed
Dominique Dalais
Dominique Dalais
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead
ACS International Schools
Confirmed
Claire Nuttall
Claire Nuttall
Primary Headteacher and Vice-Principal
St George's International School, Luxembourg
Confirmed
3:05 pm
10 Minute Break
3:15 pm
Sponsored Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Delegates are invited to attend another roundtable discussion.

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.  

4:00 pm
10 Minute Break
4:10 pm
Keynote Presentation: Learning for an Interconnected World

In this presentation, Dr Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will share an update on the latest OECD findings, and discuss how schools must adapt their learning provision for an interconnected world.

Dr Andreas Schleicher
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Confirmed
4:30 pm
Keynote Panel Discussion: Looking Ahead – What Kind of Schools Do We Need for the Future?
  • Discussing the key priorities and responsibilities for international schools to contribute to a strong education system which places emphasis on local, global and intercultural awareness
  • Understanding the responsibility of schools to create sustainable and nurturing environments in which students and staff alike develop global competency skills to thrive in a complex and uncertain world
  • The challenge and possibilities of professional learning – exploring ways to create opportunities for all educators to access professional development in order to transform their teaching, their classrooms, their schools—and, ultimately, each and every one of their students
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Confirmed
Jane Larsson
Jane Larsson
Executive Director
Council of International Schools
Confirmed
Dr Elise Ecoff
Dr Elise Ecoff
Group Director of Education
Nord Anglia Education
Confirmed
Armand Doucet
Armand Doucet
World Renowned Award Winning Teacher; and Co-Author of "Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice"
Confirmed
5:15 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change

8:45 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Armand Doucet
Armand Doucet
World Renowned Award Winning Teacher; and Co-Author of "Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice"
Confirmed
9:00 am
Opening Keynote Presentation: How to Embrace and Effectively Lead Change Within an International Education Context

Why do we resist change as we grow older? How can we nurture and develop an organisational culture that embraces change and encourages collaboration?

Richard examines why change has become increasingly challenging and how risk aversion can stifle individuals and organisations. He explores how to harness the power of creativity, curiosity and confidence in uncertain times and why we must shift the paradigm to understand that change is not a programme or a strategy but an ever-present organic part of the 21st Century.

Richard Gerver
Richard Gerver
Award-Winning Speaker, Bestselling Author and World-Renowned Thinker
Confirmed
9:45 am
Keynote Panel Discussion: Championing Outstanding Leadership and Successful School Management Across the European Education Landscape
  • Exploring the current landscape and trends in the international school sector, and discussing key areas of growth and innovation in school management and leadership that have emerged in the past two years
  • From Vision to Action: how to create and implement a strong, proactive and future-focused vision to drive growth and school improvement, while staying prepared for the next disruption
  • Sharing guidance around strategic vision and leadership to support international school in their efforts to implement and drive forward the Sustainable Development Goals agenda
  • Discussing opportunities to further harness the potential of technology as a tool to create a sustainable, equitable and inclusive environment for all stakeholders
Stefania Giannini
Stefania Giannini
Assistant Director-General for Education
UNESCO
Invited
Kathleen Naglee
Kathleen Naglee
Head of School
International School of Helsinki, Finland
Confirmed
Armand Doucet
Armand Doucet
World Renowned Award Winning Teacher; and Co-Author of "Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice"
Confirmed
10:35 am
Facilitated Networking Break
10:50 am
10 Minute Break
11:00 am
Panel Discussion: The Role of International Schools in Driving the Global Sustainability Agenda Forward
  • Understanding and highlighting the vital and unique role that international school leaders play in driving the global sustainability and climate change agenda forward
  • Exploring key aspects around campus transformation that leaders need to consider before rethinking learning spaces to provide an immersive, future-focused and sustainable learning environment
  • Sharing guidance and advice for school leaders on how to embed and incorporate sustainability in the school’s values, mission, and strategic goals
Sal Gordon
Sal Gordon
Head of Teaching and Learning and Principal
Green School Bali, Indonesia
Confirmed
Carina Nilsson
Carina Nilsson
Principal and CEO
Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket, Sweden
Confirmed
Sandy Mackenzie
Sandy Mackenzie
Director
Copenhagen International School, Denmark
Confirmed
11:50 am
10 Minute Break
12:00 pm
Sponsored Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Delegates are invited to attend another roundtable discussion.

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.  

12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:15 pm
EdTech Panel Discussion: Cutting Through the Noise - Adopting Sustainable Digital Strategies that Actually Deliver School Improvement
  • How can schools leaders make an informed decision around the right technology to adopt, and how do educational institutions ensure that technology is inclusive for everyone- educators and learners?
  • How to ensure that the adoption of technology provides the best value for money and meets the needs of all stakeholders?
  • How can schools effectively measure the impact of their digital strategies, while ensuring that pedagogy continues to come before technology?
Philippa Wraithmell
Philippa Wraithmell
Global Digital Transformation Specialist and Author
The Digital Ecosystem: How to Create A Sustainable Digital Strategy for Your School
Confirmed
Paul Gardner
Paul Gardner
Vice Principal
Methodist College Belfast, UK
Confirmed
Bukky Yusuf
Bukky Yusuf
Educator, Consultant and Qualified Coach
Invited
2:05 pm
10 Minute Break
2:15 pm
Presentation: Making Meaning Out of Data – Effectively Collecting, Analysing and Maximising the Use of Data in Schools

This session will explore top tips for maximising the use of data in international schools, in particular how to collect, aggregate, analyse and utilise data to drive school improvement and enhance the quality of education.

2:40 pm
Presentation: Using Integrated Technology to Develop a Creative and Innovative Curriculum

In this case study presentation, Emma Overton and Judy Dean will share their school’s journey in embedding technology across the whole school to accelerate student learning through the implementation of a creative and immersive curriculum. 

Emma Overton
Emma Overton
Head of Early Years and Primary
The British School of Barcelona, Spain
Confirmed
Judy Dean
Judy Dean
Deputy Head of Early Years and Primary
The British School of Barcelona, Spain
Confirmed
3:05 pm
10 Minute Break
3:15 pm
Roundtable Discussion: Edtech and Ethics – Key Considerations for International Schools

Delegates are invited to attend this 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 on the session topic.

Key discussion points will include:

  • Effective approaches to ethical challenges and risks around educational technology
  • Managing parental expectations and concerns around student privacy
  • The risk of cyberattacks and how to mitigate, plan and responds to potential threats
John Mikton
John Mikton
Deputy Principal, Head of Education and Media Technology,
International School of Luxembourg
Confirmed
4:00 pm
10 Minute Break
4:10 pm
Keynote Presentation: Learning for an Interconnected World

In this presentation, Dr Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will share an update on the latest OECD findings, and discuss how schools must adapt their learning provision for an interconnected world.

Dr Andreas Schleicher
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Confirmed
4:45 pm
Keynote Panel Discussion: The Role of International Schools in Strengthening the Impact of International Education
  • Discussing the key priorities and responsibilities for international schools to contribute to a strong education system which places emphasis on local, global and intercultural awareness
  • Considering how to strengthen the impact of international education to advance change, particularly by widening the access to high-quality and affordable education, increasing student mobility, and navigating changing globalisation trends
  • Understanding the importance of professional development and the need for qualified staff to create a strong child-centred learning environment
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Confirmed
Jane Larsson
Jane Larsson
Executive Director
Council of International Schools
Confirmed
Dr Elise Ecoff
Dr Elise Ecoff
Group Director of Education
Nord Anglia Education
Confirmed
Armand Doucet
Armand Doucet
World Renowned Award Winning Teacher; and Co-Author of "Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice"
Confirmed
5:30 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change

8:30 am
Opening Keynote Presentation: Maximising Learning and Impact - Lessons from the Pandemic

The updated Visible Learning story:

This session will discuss the updates to the many new meta-analyses to develop the fundamental VL story, specifically address the impact of teachers, mindframes, look closer within classrooms, and end with a focus on learning.

Professor John Hattie
Professor John Hattie
Director, Melbourne Education Research Institute, University of Melbourne, and Author
Visible Learning
Invited
9:30 am
20 Minute Break
9:50 am
Emotional Literacy Masterclass – Learning How to Increase the Confidence, Engagement and Learning of Your Pupils

This session will cover the importance of adopting and implementing a successful approach to emotional literacy which will help nurture a more grounded, engaged and intrinsically motivated pupil.

Here, school leaders will:

  • Identify the underlying emotions and circumstances that can often, at times, hinder pupil progress at school
  • Learn how to use the collaborative ‘passport’ template designed to improve pupil literacy and promote discussion of unspoken issues to help support school progress
  • Gain the skills and knowledge to steer young people to greater emotional understanding of themselves, so they can better manage their route through the school system
Richard Evans
Richard Evans
Author
Independent Thinking on Emotional Literacy: A Passport to Increased Confidence, Engagement and Learning
Confirmed
10:50 am
20 Minute Break
11:10 am
Workshop: Creating a Coaching Culture to Develop Highly Effective Teachers and Impact Student Achievement

Dr Kapono Ciotti from the American International School in Egypt and Gerald Redd from The Universal College – Aley, Lebanon will share key learning points around how they saw the culture of the school change by coaching just a handful of teachers, with studies showing that highly effective teachers are the single most influential factor in attaining positive student achievement. In this session, school leaders will learn and understand the how to create a highly efficient workforce to impact on not only student achievement, but also school-wide improvement.

Key learning points will include:

  • How to successfully provide targeted and effective feedback both remotely through digital media and through in person-observation and post-observation sessions
  • How to create a school culture shift and become a catalyst for school improvement through organic teacher growth and development
  • How to implement Professional Learning Communities as a way to structure dialogue, avoiding spiralling negativity and encouraging innovation and joint-vision
Dr Kapono Ciotti
Dr Kapono Ciotti
Lead Learner, Professional Development Facilitator, Coach; and Head of School
American International School in Egypt
Confirmed
Gerald Redd
Gerald Redd
Director and Head of School
The Universal College - Aley, Lebanon
Confirmed
12:10 pm
20 Minute Break
12:30 pm
Workshop: From EdTech to PedTech - Changing the Narrative Around Technology in Education

This session will encourage school leaders to take a different approach to technology, and rethink the role of EdTech in Education.

Key discussion points will include:

  • Why our use of EdTech is central to children and young people post-pandemic
  • What the research evidence tells us about the use of EdTech
  • How to use EdTech research purposefully
  • What do we mean by pedagogy and practice when we’re talking about EdTech?
  • New Relationships, New Efficacies, New Possibilities
  • What to start thinking about now – and what to do next
Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith
Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith
Director, One Life Learning Strategic Education Consultancy; and Associate Lecturer and Research Associate
The Open University
Confirmed
1:30 pm
20 Minute Break
1:50 pm
Workshop: Effectively Supporting EAL and Multilingual Learners in International Schools

This session will cover the crucial requirements that schools need to know to maximise their EAL provision in order to maintain high cognitive and academic expectations, and boost student outcomes while ensuring inclusivity, learner engagement and motivation.

Key learning points will include:

  • Highlighting the tools that schools need to have in place to effectively assess and measure language learning needs in order to adequately pitch lesson content and examination for each student
  • Highlighting the importance of and how to use translanguaging, i.e. integrating two or more languages in order to develop learners’ multilingual repertoire and language awareness, to in turn encourage students to engage in the learning process
2:50 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change