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DAY 1 - Tuesday, 8 March 2022

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: 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 join 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
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 Programme Coordinator
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