How can we develop and nurture our pedagogical leadership and align it with IB programme philosophy?
We are offering 6 unique full day pre-conference opportunities specifically for senior staff in leadership roles in IB schools to unpack and reflect on what pedagogical leadership really means and how to successfully implement and develop IB programmes, in line with current educational thinking and IB curriculum development.
Pre-conference full day sessions include:
1. Leadership Institute is for specifically for principals, headteachers and senior leaders. More info here
2. PYP - Programme leadership and coordination is aimed at those responsible for the pedagogical leadership and implementation of this programme. More info here
3. MYP - Programme leadership and coordination is aimed at those responsible for the pedagogical leadership and implementation of this programme. More info here
4. DP - Programme leadership and coordination is aimed at those responsible for the pedagogical leadership and implementation of this programme. More info here
5. IBCC Programme leadership and coordination is aimed at those responsible for the pedagogical leadership and implementation of this programme. More info here
6. Continuum - Strengthening the IB continuum in your school: developing effective IB policies. More info here
Professional Capital: Transforming teaching in every school
Andy Hargreaves, prestigious writer, researcher, teacher, adviser and consultant will lead the Heads' workshop, bringing insightful views and engagements to this challenging topic. Never before have teachers, teaching and the future of teaching had such elevated importance. More and more people care about the quality of teaching. And this is putting teachers and teaching at the forefront of change. The business capital perspective assumes teaching is relatively easy, does not require high qualifications, can be mastered quickly, and can depend on temporary labour.
This session lays out a different and better vision for the future of the teaching profession based on the idea of professional capital that is a long term investment in the quality of teaching and that aligns with how top performing schools and countries treat their teachers. Instead of teaching being a short term engagement, it needs to become a long-term professional commitment.
Participants in this workshop will learn:
• Why professional capital matters?
• Why we need to improve teacher retention and how to approach that task?
• How to pull change from people and not just push change through them?
Building A Coherent Context for Learning: Inquiry in the PYP
Recent research suggests successful implementation of IB programmes requires school leadership teams to provide a coherent context for teachers to implement IB philosophy and pedagogy. This workshop will support participants in developing an instructional focus that promotes an understanding that learning in authentic, real-life situations is transdisciplinary in nature and embedded within the context of student-led inquiry. Participants will be provided with information and strategies for developing a learning environment that promotes and fosters meaningful inquiry.
Spotlight on MYP: next chapter
Outline: Head of MYP Development Robert Harrison, Global Head of Professional Development for MYP Stanley Burgoyne, and Regional MYP School Services Manager Heather Lapper will lead an interactive workshop for heads of school, coordinators and educators on the evolution of the Middle Years Programme. Participants will learn more about programme developments and innovative assessment options that will impact implementation of MYP from September 2014; support available throughout the transition process; and implications for authorized and candidate schools.
Developing pedagogical leadership in the DP
Building upon the outcomes of the approaches to teaching and learning project in the DP, coordinators will be provided with tools and ideas for developing pedagogical leadership in the DP. This workshop will support coordinators in moving DP teaching and learning from a 2-dimensional coverage of content model to a 3-D model of conceptual teaching and learning with skills for lifelong learning.
Presenters: Chris Mannix, Head of IBCC Development
Dominic Robeau, Curriculum Manager IBCC and
Concepcion Allende, School Services Associate Manager.
This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to find out more about the IBCC.
The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to develop their understanding of the IBCC by exploring the written, taught and assessed IBCC curriculum and considering its relevance to students who want a focussed educational experience. Collaboratively participants will develop plans that scaffold student learning via career studies, Diploma Programme courses and the IBCC core.
Strengthening the IB continuum in your school: Developing effective IB policies
What contributes to an effective whole school language policy, inclusion/SEN policy and academic honesty policy? In this pre-conference workshop participants will focus on these three policies required by the IB. During the workshop participants will:
• Explore what is at the heart of all IB programmes;
• Investigate strategies and approaches to develop effective whole school policies;
• Identify components of effective language, inclusion/SEN, and academic honesty policies;
• Review their current school policies;
• Plan next steps for refining policies in their schools.
This collaborative and interactive workshop will involve participation in whole group and break-out sessions with the opportunity for participants to consider all three policies.
Christine Amiss, Head of Continuum Development
Carol Inugai, Language and learning manager
Jayne Pletser, Curriculum manager for inclusive education
IB staff from the programme development teams and regional managers in The Hague Global Center, will jointly lead these 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.
If you are wondering what the DP approaches to teaching and learning will be like, how the MYP Next chapter is developing, the future of PYP and how the new IB programme, the IBCC are being implemented please join us during one of the pre-conference days.