Workshops | DAY 3 - Thursday, 10 March 2022

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
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
Independent Thinking on Emotional Literacy: A Passport to Increased Confidence, Engagement and Learning
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
Gerald Redd
Gerald Redd
Director and Head of School
The Universal College - Aley, Lebanon
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
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