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  • Teaching & Learning (Day 1)
  • Wellbeing & Inclusion (Day 1)
  • Leadership & Workforce (Day 2)
  • Management & EdTech (Day 2)
  • Workshops (Day 3)
8:30 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
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
Meena Gaikwad
Meena Gaikwad
MYP Principal-Coordinator
International School of Tallinn, Estonia
Confirmed
11:00 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
11:30 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
International Advisor; Curriculum Coordinator
CIS (Council of International Schools); 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
Melissa Schaub
Melissa Schaub
Deputy Superintendent of Learning
American International School of Lagos, Nigeria
Confirmed
Dan Kerr
Dan Kerr
Director of Lower School
American School of Paris, France
Confirmed
2:50 pm
10 Minute Break
3:00 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussion: How Multilingually-Minded Are Our Schools?

Delegates are invited to join this roundtable discussion on multilingualism in international schools.

Facilitated by Dr Lorna Caputo-Greenall, a multilingualism and language expert, this roundtable will explore what a multilingually-minded school is and is not, and how building multilingually-minded educational communities can directly enhance DIEJ work in your schools.

Key discussion points will include:

  • What does a multilingually-minded school look like?
  • Where is your school on the spectrum of multilingual-mindedness and what are potential challenges in your context?
  • How does being a multilingually-minded school support Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice?
Dr Lorna Caputo-Greenall
Dr Lorna Caputo-Greenall
First Language Coordinator and Head of the Multilingual Academy
International School of Zug and Luzern, Switzerland
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 Presentation: Using Data to Maximise and Monitor Student and Staff Wellbeing

In this keynote presentation, Matthew will explain why we must use data in schools as a force for good, and also as a critical tool in our #deij toolbox. He will argue that, on a triangle of student-level data, it is the vertex measuring attitudes and wellbeing which is most potent and important, as we seek to understand each emergent learner. He will offer a data model for doing just that, ensuring we keep #wellbeingfirst for all staff and students, now more than ever before.

Matthew Savage
Matthew Savage
Former Principal, Educational Consultant and Founder of #themonalisaeffect
Savage Education
Confirmed
5:15 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change

8:30 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
Caroline Cullen
Caroline Cullen
Whole-School Deputy Principal and Director of Student Support
St Julian's School, Portugal
Confirmed
April Remfrey
April Remfrey
Board Member SENIA: Special Education Network and Inclusion Association
International School Inclusion Consultant
Confirmed
11:30 am
10 Minute Break
11:40 am
Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Restorative Practice in International Schools

Delegates are invited to attend this roundtable discussion on restorative practice.

Facilitated by Alistair Goold, Founder of Restorative360, this camera-on and delegate-led workshop will introduce a basic overview of the restorative approach in education, and allow time for meaningful group discussions allowing you to explore how restorative concepts can influence your leadership style for the better.

Key discussion points will include:

  •  How might restorative practices improve community health?
  •  How could restorative practices enhance your particular school’s vision and mission?
  •  How might the restorative model inform your own leadership style in your organisation?
Alistair Goold
Alistair Goold
Founder of Restorative360 and Teacher
The International School of Kenya
Confirmed
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
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
Leila Holmyard
Leila Holmyard
Independent Education Consultant
Confirmed
Polly Rothera
Polly Rothera
International Sales Consultant
CPOMS
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 Early Years and Primary
AMADEUS International School, Austria
Confirmed
Lindsay Mackenzie-Wright
Lindsay Mackenzie-Wright
Deputy Director of Wellbeing
International School of Monaco
Invited
Rhiannon Phillips-Bianco
Rhiannon Phillips-Bianco
Leader of Wellbeing and Positive Education; Year 6 Class Teacher
Southlands International School, Rome
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 Presentation: Using Data to Maximise and Monitor Student and Staff Wellbeing

In this keynote presentation, Matthew will explain why we must use data in schools as a force for good, and also as a critical tool in our #deij toolbox. He will argue that, on a triangle of student-level data, it is the vertex measuring attitudes and wellbeing which is most potent and important, as we seek to understand each emergent learner. He will offer a data model for doing just that, ensuring we keep #wellbeingfirst for all staff and students, now more than ever before.

Matthew Savage
Matthew Savage
Former Principal, Educational Consultant and Founder of #themonalisaeffect
Savage Education
Confirmed
5:15 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change

8:50 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 Fireside Chat: Reimagining the Future of Education Together

In this fireside chat, our keynotes Dr Noah W. Sobe, Kathleen Naglee and Armand Doucet will explore the key considerations of what it means to educate for tomorrow’s future. Our panellists will discuss the need for transformation in education, and how to press reset on why we learn, what we learn, and how we learn.

Noah, Kathleen and Armand will also share recommendations around three core questions:

  • What are we currently doing that we should continue to do?
  • What practices should we abandon?
  • What do we need to reinvent going forward?
Noah W. Sobe
Noah W. Sobe
Senior Project Officer
UNESCO
Confirmed
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, Netherlands
Confirmed
Brett Gray
Brett Gray
Board Chair, ACES; and Director
TOIS - 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
Confirmed
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
Dr David Porritt
Dr David Porritt
Director, Karen Ardley Associates, and Principal
Budapest British International School
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
Sam Cowley
Sam Cowley
Head of Sales
Schrole Group
Confirmed
3:05 pm
10 Minute Break
3:15 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Moving Coaching Forwards in Education

Delegates are invited to attend this roundtable discussion on coaching as a key approach to meeting the challenges in today’s rapidly changing educational world.

Facilitated by Nicholas McKie, Director of Persyou Ltd and Author of ‘All Ways Coaching’, 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 coaching and professional development in schools.

Nicholas McKie
Nicholas McKie
Director, Persyou; Certified Professional Coach, and Associate Professor, University of Warwick, and Author
All Ways Coaching
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
4:30 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 Education Director
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

8:50 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 Fireside Chat: Reimagining the Future of Education Together

In this fireside chat, our keynotes Dr Noah W. Sobe, Kathleen Naglee and Armand Doucet will explore the key considerations of what it means to educate for tomorrow’s future. Our panellists will discuss the need for transformation in education, and how to press reset on why we learn, what we learn, and how we learn.

Noah, Kathleen and Armand will also share recommendations around three core questions:

  • What are we currently doing that we should continue to do?
  • What practices should we abandon?
  • What do we need to reinvent going forward?
Noah W. Sobe
Noah W. Sobe
Senior Project Officer
UNESCO
Confirmed
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
Andrew Homden
Andrew Homden
CEO
Consilium Education
Confirmed
11:50 am
10 Minute Break
12:00 pm
EdTech Roundtable Discussion: EdTech Lessons Learned During the Pandemic - What went well, what could have gone better

Delegates are invited to join our guest speakers for this interactive roundtable discussion on EdTech.

In this session, we will discuss lessons learnt over the last couple of years with regards to the EdTech tools implemented in schools before and during the pandemic. And we will consider what went well, what could have been better and some of the key advances that have been made.

Max Humpston
Max Humpston
Head of Community
ISN - International Schools Network
Confirmed
Kevin Lloyd
Kevin Lloyd
Chief Commercial Officer
Together School Limited
Confirmed
Sandra Tichagwa
Sandra Tichagwa
Vice Principal - E-Learning
Liwa International School, Abu Dhabi
Confirmed
John Mikton
John Mikton
Deputy Principal, Head of Education and Media Technology,
International School of Luxembourg
Confirmed
Lee Drury
Lee Drury
Group Head of Technology Implementation
International Schools Partnership
Confirmed
Keith Rutherford
Keith Rutherford
Director of Technology
Tanglin Trust School, Singapore
Confirmed
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
Jon Zurfluh
Jon Zurfluh
Director
American School of Warsaw, Poland
Confirmed
Glaucia Rosas
Glaucia Rosas
Co-Founder and Director
The EduTec Alliance
Confirmed
2:05 pm
10 Minute Break
2:15 pm
Presentation: Taking Back Control of Your Educational Technology

Educational technology is spiralling out of control in many schools; stressing teachers and pupils, confusing parents and burning out the IT team. Add to that the dual pressures of new data protection legislations and cyber threat, and school leaders are looking for a way to regain control.

Glaucia Rosas and James Wilkinson, founders of The EduTec Alliance, explain how we ended up here and some simple steps to take back the reins.

Glaucia Rosas
Glaucia Rosas
Co-Founder and Director
The EduTec Alliance
Confirmed
James Wilkinson
James Wilkinson
Co-Founder and Director
The EduTec Alliance
Confirmed
2:40 pm
Presentation: Using Integrated Technology to Develop a Creative and Innovative Curriculum

Every school aims to reach the highest standards and we all go on different journeys to get there.

In this case study presentation, Emma Overton and Judy Dean will share the way they have approached this at the British School of Barcelona, which is to look at the whole eco-system in relation to teaching and learning and how the elements are interlinked.

Key presentation points include:

  • Overview of the key elements
  • Curriculum change, integrated technology and a quality monitoring cycle, with students at the heart
  • Focus on technology use through the key stages
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 on Edtech and Ethics. Facilitated by John Mikton from the International School of Luxembourg, 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
4:30 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 Education Director
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
Opening Keynote Presentation: Implementation Science for Schools: A Framework for Effective Change Management

Implementation science is a new field of study concerned with how to replicate and improve upon positive research findings in diverse, dynamic, real-world contexts. To date, implementation science has mainly focused on healthcare, but now these powerful ideas are being applied within educational settings. Three years ago, Dr James Mannion (UCL Institute of Education) created ‘Implementation Science for Schools’ (ISS), a practical toolkit for effective change which applies insights from implementation science to improving educational outcomes for young people.

In this keynote presentation, participants will learn what implementation science is and why it is so important. They will also explore some powerful tools from the toolkit, including: vertical slice implementation teams, Guskey’s pyramid, Diffusion of Innovations, the Implementation Bridge, Implementation Planning and the Pre Mortem. Participants will come away with a range of practical ideas for how to bring about lasting, effective change in their own contexts.

Dr James Mannion
Dr James Mannion
Director
Rethinking Education
Confirmed
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 Working With 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
Susan Stewart
Susan Stewart
Head of Multilingualism
International School of London - Surrey, UK
Confirmed
2:50 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change