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Day 2, 1st March 2023: EdTech and Management Stream

Please note that all agenda timings are in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
9:00 am
Conference Registration
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Address

The Chair will welcome delegates to the second day of the conference, which will focus on two interrelated themes: EdTech and Management and Teaching and Learning. 

9:55 am
Keynote Presentation: Alternative Pedagogies – Rethinking Education for the Twenty-First Century
  • What alternative pedagogies are available and how can European international schools employ them? 
  • Re-evaluating and disrupting educational norms to better equip students with twenty-first century competencies. 
  • How can schools be truly innovative with regards to their assessment practices? Indeed, should there be formalised assessment at all going forward? 
  • How can schools looking to innovate their curriculum and structure get buy-in from key stakeholders to ensure meaningful, long-term operational changes? 
Rob Houben
Rob Houben
Educational Leader
Agora School, The Netherlands
Invited
10:40 am
Sponsored Presentation
11:00 am
Keynote Panel Discussion: The Business of Schools – How Can European International Schools Adapt to Meet the Needs of an Evolving Market?
  • As international schools in Europe progressively cater to a growing local population, rather than their traditional expatriate market, how should they adapt to their pedagogy and provision?  
  • What is the purpose of international schools, and what does it mean to be internationally minded, in an increasingly ‘glocal’ market? 
  • Understanding your USP: how can schools develop and communicate their identity and values to attract and retain staff and students? 
  • How can international schools and school groups capitalise on the recent growth of the market in Europe? 
Nicola Lambros
Nicola Lambros
European Director of Education
Cognita Schools
Confirmed
Kam Chohan
Kam Chohan
Executive Director
ECIS (Educational Collaborative for International Schools)
Confirmed
Rob Ford
Rob Ford
Director
Heritage International School, Moldova
Confirmed
Anita Gleave
Anita Gleave
Founder and CEO
Chatsworth Schools
Confirmed
11:45 am
Morning Networking Break
12:15 pm
EdTech and Management Roundtable Sessions

Delegates are invited to attend one of the below interactive roundtable discussions in the EdTech and Management stream. Please note that these roundtable sessions will take place concurrently and at the same time as the roundtable sessions in the Teaching and Learning stream.

Roundtable 1: Understanding Your USP: Individuating Your School in an Increasingly Saturated Market
  • As the European international schools market becomes more competitive, all schools will have to contend with the challenge of attracting and retaining students and staff at their institutions. 
  • How can you identify and clearly articulate your school’s ethos and USP? 
  • What marketing activities should your school be utilizing to reach and engage prospective parents and teachers? 
  • Discover best practice guidance for professionalising your school’s offering. 
Roundtable 2: Developing the Digital Citizens of the Future
  • Best practice guidance for educating children and caregivers about digital etiquette to develop well-rounded digital citizens. 
  • Challenging, addressing, and reducing bullying behaviour online in your school community. 
  • Equipping children with twenty-first century competencies and strategies to ensure that they thrive in an increasingly technology-oriented world.   
  • What opportunities do the Metaverse, Extended Reality and AI offer for educators? 
1:15 pm
Lunch Break
2:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Beyond a Bolt-On: How Can School Leaders Combat EdTech Fatigue and Create a Whole-School EdTech Strategy to Enhance Learning Outcomes?
  • How can traditional pedagogy be enhanced by digital technologies, and how can these be merged? 
  • Embedding educational technology into unit planning. 
  • How can schools structure spaces within classrooms to integrate EdTech in a more optimal way that facilitates learning? 
  • How can AI and other evolving digital technologies allow for more individualised student assessment?  
  • How can international schools ensure that their management integration systems do not contribute to systemic issues because of embedded biases?
Alyssa Ballard
Alyssa Ballard
Principal for Digital Teaching and Learning Development; Apple Teacher, Google Certified Educator (Levels 1 and 2)
ACS International School Hillingdon
Confirmed
Luke Walduck
Luke Walduck
School Development Manager
ISC Research
Confirmed
Dr. Agnė Diana Liubertaitė
Dr. Agnė Diana Liubertaitė
Head of Education Development and Innovative Education Projects & Methods
Vilniaus Private Gymnasium, Lithuania
Confirmed
3:00 pm
Presentation: Change Management and Successfully Rationalising Your EdTech
  • Educational technology is becoming unmanageable in many schools. Add to that the pressures of new data protection legislations and cyber threat, and school leaders are looking to regain control.  
  • Learn how to create a clear, whole school strategy for your school’s Edtech and sell that vision to parents and teachers to ensure change happens successfully.  
  • Ensure that your systems are providing value for money and improving outcomes.  
Glaucia Rosas
Glaucia Rosas
Co-Founder and Director
The EduTec Alliance
Confirmed
James Wilkinson
James Wilkinson
Co-Founder and Director
The EduTec Alliance
Confirmed
3:30 pm
Case Study Presentation: Leveraging Data to Maximise School Outcomes
  • Schools are awash with data, yet they often struggle to know how best to manage and utilise this data to improve outcomes. 
  • How can data be used to enhance teacher instruction and student learning? 
  • The potential of diachronic data to provide insights about students’ progress and to personalise learning experiences. 
  • How can schools clearly communicate data analysis to key stakeholders in the school community, especially those who are not data literate?
Daniel Kerr
Daniel Kerr
Lower School Director; NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals) National Distinguished Principal 2021
American School of Paris
Confirmed
4:00 pm
Afternoon Networking Break
4:30 pm
Keynote Presentation: There is No Plan(et) B – Championing Sustainability and Environmental Education
  • What should the role of European international schools be with regards to the global sustainability agenda? 
  • How can schools equip students with the skills to survive and respond to a rapidly worsening climate catastrophe? 
  • Campus transformation: rethinking learning spaces to provide truly sustainable expeiential learning environments. 
  • How can school leaders meaningfully embed sustainability in their school’s values and strategic goals? 
Odile Rodriguez de la Fuente
Odile Rodriguez de la Fuente
Spanish Naturalist
Invited