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IB staff from the programme development teams and regional managers in The Hague Global Centre, will jointly lead the pre-conference workshops for each of the four IB programmes, and create a healthy environment to discuss challenges faced by IB coordinators and/or staff in academic leadership positions. This will also be an opportunity to take the discussion to new dimensions, empowering participants to develop their academic strategies and enhance their IB programmes with IB programme specific developments in mind. Please join us during one of the pre-conference days and register here.

Full day - Leadership (executive) - The Principal: Three Keys for Maximizing Impact

Speaker: Prof. Michael Fullan

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Session description

This workshop will examine how school leaders can maximize impact on teacher and on student learning. Three keys will be examined: The role of the principal as change leader; system player and change agent. Specific examples will be given. Strategies for developing the three aspects of the role will also be considered. These issues will be linked to our Professional Capital framework that develop human, social, and decisional capital.

Speaker profile

Michael Fullan, OC is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, he advises policymakers and local leaders around the world in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. From 2004-2013 Michael Fullan served as Special Adviser in Education to the Premier of Ontario. He received the Order of Canada in December 2012 and holds honorary doctorates from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Newman University College, University of Leicester; and Nipissing University in Canada. Fullan is a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages. His book Leading in a Culture of Change was awarded the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council), Breakthrough (with Peter Hill and Carmel Crévola) won the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education (with Geoff Scott) won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009, and Change Wars (with Andy Hargreaves) was awarded the 2009 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward. His latest books are The Principal: Maximizing Impact (in press), Motion Leadership in Action (2013), Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge (2013), and Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (with Andy Hargreaves) (2012).

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Full day - Leadership (aspiring)

Speaker: Prof. Allan Walker

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Session description

More information will be available soon.

 

Speaker profile

Allan Walker is Joseph Lau Chair Professor of International Educational Leadership, Dean of Faculty of Education and Human Development and Director of The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Hong Kong Institute of Education. He has worked full time in universities in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong and has conducted leader development courses and/or research in America, Europe and across Asia Pacific. In 2010 he was made a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership for his contribution to educational leadership research and development globally, but especially in South and Southeast Asia. In 2011, he was awarded endowed chair professorship by The Hong Kong Institute of Education in recognition of his outstanding research and academic achievements in international educational leadership.  He has won four General Research Fund grants and twenty other competitive research and development grants. His research focuses on expanding knowledge of school leadership in Chinese and other Asian societies and disseminating this internationally. He has acted as a consultant/advisor on large-scale research, numerous other academic projects, and development activities in countries including Singapore, China, Taiwan, Norway, Finland, Vietnam, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Canada, the US, UK, and Australia. He serves on the editorial boards of the top ranked journals in his field and has published over 300 books and articles with international publishers and in the world’s most prestigious academic journals.  He is also co-editor of the Journal of Educational Administration. He is known internationally for his passion for school leadership, innovative approaches to leader development and the promotion of leader control and accountability for their own professional learning.

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Full day - Theory of Knowledge (First Assessment 2015)

Speaker: Jenny Gillett MA, MA Oxon

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Session description

This pre-conference is aimed at teachers of TOK. It will focus on exploring the major changes in the new TOK course, including the new global impression marking system which will be implemented in 2015. The session will explore the role and status of the ways of knowing in the new course, as well as providing opportunity for discussion of the four new ways of knowing: imagination, intuition, memory and faith. This session will allow plenty of opportunity for questions and discussions. It is a great opportunity to gain an in-depth insight into not only the new features of the TOK course, but also the rationale behind those new features.

Speaker profile

Jenny Gillett MA, MA Oxon(IB curriculum manager DP Philosophy, History and Theory of Knowledge) - Jenny has worked for the IB for the last four years, overseeing the curriculum review process for history, philosophy and TOK, as well as leading the development of the new DP global politics course. Prior to joining the IB Jenny spent seven years as a DP teacher and Head of TOK in the UK, and outside of her work for the IB she is currently completing a PhD in philosophy.

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Full day - Launching the new IB Guide to Inclusive Education

Speakers: Jayne Pletser, Dr. Kala Parasuram

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Session description

The IB inclusion managers will lead a pre-conference titled: ''Launching the new IB Guide to Inclusive Education''. The workshop will unwrap the new IB guide to inclusive education which is a self-review resource to support whole school development. The workshop will aim to give participants:

  • An understanding of the principles, philosophies and of the actual implementation of the guide
  • A platform to come together and discuss how the guide can be applicable to their school contexts and give their feedback
  • An opportunity to contribute to development of resources to present the guide to IB educators, Heads and coordinators at schools and PD workshops.

Speakers profile

Jayne Pletser (IB Curriculum Manager for Inclusive Education) - Jayne is the IB's Curriculum manager for inclusive education. A member of the Continuum team based in the Academic division in The Hague, Jayne's role is to lead the IB in promoting and enabling fair access for all students across the continuum of programmes. Previous roles have included international classroom teacher, learning support teacher and coordinator, international teacher trainer and facilitator, international school director, interim manager in an international special educational unit, and she has been a member of international school review and accreditation teams. Jayne has an MA in special educational needs and is currently a part-time research student (EdD) with research interests in the field of international school organization and inclusion.

Dr. Kala Parasuram (IB Assessment Access and Inclusion Manager) - Kala is the IB's Assessment access and inclusion manager. A member of the School Delivery team in the Assessment division in Cardiff, Kala's role is to lead the organisation in all aspects of access and inclusion in IB assessments across the continuum of programmes. An educator with a specialization in inclusive education, Kala has a Ph.D. in Education, an MA in Special Education and an MA in Movement Therapy. Kala has past experience as a classroom teacher, university lecturer, head of research, teacher trainer and inclusive education consultant in schools, universities and not-for-profit organisations in UK, USA and India. She has also served as an invited panel member to draft state and national policy in inclusive education in India.

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Full day - IBCC in Practice

Speakers: Dominic Robeau MA, Jon Halligan B.Ed (Hons), FRSA,
Mike Worth B.Ed (Hons), B.Tec, ACGLI, DATA, Chantell Wyten B.Ed (Hons).

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Session description

This pre-conference seminar will provide an overview of the IBCC, examine in detail an aspect of each element of the IBCC core, and provide advice on implementing the IBCC into a school.

The 6 sessions will include the following:

  • A general overview of the IBCC.
  • Approaches to Learning: how to develop students understanding of critical thinking skills.
  • Language development: how to create and use a language portfolio.
  • Community and Service: service learning in action.
  • Reflective project: how to use ethical dilemmas in the reflective project.
  • Implementing and developing the IBCC in a school: practical advice.

Each of the six sessions will be presented by an experienced IBCC educator and supported by the IBCC curriculum manager.

Speakers profile

Dominic Robeau, MA English Literature and Communications, (IB IBCC and CAS curriculum manager) Dominic has many years of classroom and educational leadership experience in local and international schools in Australia, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. A secondary English Literature teacher by training, he holds his Masters in English Literature and Communications from Murdoch University, Australia. He is experienced in the MYP, DP and IBCC programmes.

Jon Halligan, BEd (HONS) Sport & Health Studies & FRSA (Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts) - Director of IB, GEMS Wellington Academy. Jon has been associated with the IB since 2003. He has been an DP coordinator, IBCC coordinator, CAS coordinator, IBCC OCC faculty member and theory of knowledge (TOK) teacher. Most of his time was spent in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at Rashid School for Boys and Jumeirah English Speaking School, respectively. He is currently the Assistant Principal and Director of IB programmes at GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is also the Chair of the Middle East IB Association (MEIBA) IBDP & IBCC coordinators group, Chair of the GEMS IB Network and Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA). Jon has implemented a total of 7 IBCC programmes and led several IB presentations concerning the IBCC for the IB regional conference and pre-conference, MEIBA and IBSCA (IB Schools and Colleges Association, UK) which focused on the implementation of the IBCC and developing the IBCC core courses.

Chantell Wyten B.Ed (Hons) is a traveled educator whose motto of 'academics, leadership and service' was put into play when heading the Western Australian Chapter of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Currently the IBCC co-ordinator in a UK pilot school for the programme, Chantell has experience with integrating DP subjects with vocational offers to broker academic pathways to leading universities. As an acting Head of Sixth Form, meaningful progression and global consciousness are the cornerstones of her approach.

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Full day - POP: Planning, Organization and Portfolios for the MYP Arts, Design and PHE

Speakers: Andrew Mayes, Danielle Veilleux

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Session description

The new requirements to achieve the MYP certificate have resulted in new choices available to schools and students that centre around three subject groups: Arts, Design and PHE. While it is encouraged that schools offer all eight MYP subject groups through years 4 and 5, subject group flexibility allows the study of 1 or more of these subject groups. Join the MYP curriculum managers to discuss possible course structures which schools can implement to promote Arts, Design and PHE courses and investigate pathways leading to the most appropriate eAssessment choices for students. Gain insight into structural and organisational aspects of ePortfolio submission including a look at dynamic sampling, summative assessment and parameters for ePortfolio submission. Compare and contrast current moderation requirements with the new variety of formats and experience standardisation with the latest samples of assessed student work.

Speakers profile

Andrew Mayes (IB curriculum manager MYP design and physical and health education) - Andrew gained his BA (hons.) in Industrial design and technology at Loughborough University, UK, followed by attaining his PGCE at University of Wales, Swansea. After teaching Design and technology, ICT and mathematics in the UK secondary schools for 6 years, he joined the IB in 2009. Andrew has also managed curriculum and assessment for MYP mathematics and DP design technology, and has enjoyed roles as an IB site visitor and workshop leader;

Danielle Veilleux (IB curriculum manager MYP arts, individuals and societies and MYP ) - Since reading Drama and Education at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Danielle has taught MYP and DP arts and also worked with local primary curricula in the Netherlands. Before joining the IB, Danielle worked as an IB Educator, MYP senior moderator, DP examiner and ISTA workshop leader.

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Full day - Get on board: new destinations for MYP professional development

Speakers: Robert Harrison Ph.D, Stanley Burgoyne, Heather Lapper

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Session description

With the first teaching of the revised MYP in September 2014, it's more important than ever for schools to have a clear, comprehensive vision of how to support teachers in their delivery of the new MYP curriculum framework. Join teacher leaders, MYP coordinators and heads of school in this engaging extended session led by global and regional MYP IB staff. You will:

  • conduct a needs assessment of your school's MYP professional development
  • learn about the philosophy and practice of teacher professional development in the IB and how they support lifelong learning for every IB educator
  • review key principles of adult learning to strengthen the delivery of professional development
  • enjoy a community of practice sharing what really works in schools...and what doesn't
  • find out about new Category 3 workshops that focus on key aspects of the MYP, including approaches to learning, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, MYP projects, global contexts, and eAssessment
  • create a provisional 3-year professional development plan that addresses the unique needs of your school, MYP partnership, or school district/system.

If you agree that informed and effective teaching is the most significant influence on student learning outcomes, this is an event you won't want to miss. Participants will learn through first-hand experience about the transformative power of IB professional development. A key take-away will be five "off the shelf" MYP teacher learning engagements/ professional development activities that participants can use straightaway to improve teacher practice and student learning outcomes in the 2014-15 school year.

Speaker profile

Robert Harrison, Ph.D, (IB Head of MYP Development) - Robert is head of MYP development. In his previous position supporting the IB continuum, Robert led the review of the IB learner profile and promoted global engagement. Before joining the IB, Robert worked as an IB Educator in the Americas, Europe and Africa. A special educator and secondary social studies teacher by training, he holds his doctorate in Ancient Near Eastern languages and literature from Duke University. Since 2004, he has taught in the international education programme at George Mason University, and currently serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of the IB Journal of Teaching Practice.

Stanley Burgoyne (Head of Professional Development, MYP) - Stanley is the Global head of MYP Professional Development for the International Baccalaureate. He joined the IB in 2006 after many years as a teacher, coordinator, and administrator. He taught English and drama in the San Francisco Bay area until 1996 when he moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. There he discovered the IB as part of a U.S. Education grant-funded magnet programme in Wake County, North Carolina. He was an MYP and Diploma Programme teacher before becoming a coordinator at the school and then at the district level. He assumed the position of MYP manager in 2006 and later joined the global professional development team in October of 2009.

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Full day - Academic honesty

Speaker: Dr. Celina Garza

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Session description

Academic honesty in the International Baccalaureate is a set of values and behaviours informed by attributes of the learner profile. In teaching, learning and assessment, principles of academic honesty serve to promote personal integrity, engender respect for the integrity of others and their work, and ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they acquire during their studies. This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of academic honesty and develop skills to better support IB Diploma Programme students.

The workshop sessions are structured so that there is a balance between understanding the different types of malpractice that exist and methods of detection which constitute a reactive approach, alongside the more proactive approach that schools can take in developing an academic honesty policy that both raises awareness of the issues and provides safeguards for students during their learning.

Speaker profile

Dr. Celina Garza (Academic Honesty Manager) - Celina is the Manager for Academic Honesty and is based at the IB Assessment Centre in Cardiff. Celina holds a bachelor's in Biology and a doctorate in Agricultural Sciences. For over 20 years, Celina worked as professor/research scientist at university level and has experienced all aspects of academia from lecturing and mentoring to supervising and conducting research. Prior to joining the IB in August 2010, Celina was the Diploma Programme Coordinator at an IB World School in Mexico. Consequently, Celina has valuable knowledge and understanding of IB programmes.

Thanks to her education in Europe, experience in Latin America and the US, Celina has an awareness of international educational issues. To date, she has held presentations at the IB Annual Regional Conferences, conducted IB workshops and produced academic honesty promotional materials for schools. More recently, Celina is supporting a working group responsible for the production of the new academic honesty publication which will include information and guidance for all four IB programmes.

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