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Thursday, January 23
 

08:30

ECIS Workshop: Assessment and Leadership
What role do teacher leaders play in ensuring teachers are engaged in current, best practice around assessment?

In this course we will cover key areas to deepen the understanding and best practices that should be at the heart of student learning. Explore how you can influence and support the use of internal assessment data to inform teaching and learning. Walk away equipped with practical knowledge, powerful strategies, and with protocols and tools for assessment leadership.

In this two-day course, these questions are explored:
  • What are current, research-based best practices that should be at the heart of student learning and embedded into the assessment procedures?
  • How can leaders influence less experienced teachers to implement a variety of formative and summative forms of assessment?
  • How can a leader support the use of internal assessment data to inform teaching and learning?
  • What impact/influence should external assessment measures (i.e. PISA) have on the development of teaching learning and assessment?

This course needs to be booked via ECIS:
Assessment and Leadership 23-24 January


Thursday January 23, 2020 08:30 - Friday January 24, 2020 16:30
Best Western Parkhotel Kronsberg

10:00

PREPaRE: Crisis Prevention and Preparedness
This 1-day workshop provides school mental health professionals, administrators, security officers, and other educators knowledge and resources important to establishing and sustaining comprehensive, ongoing school safety and crisis prevention, mitigation, and preparedness. Making use of existing personnel, resources, and programs, PREPaRE can be adapted to a school’s needs and size. Specific attention is given to developing, exercising and evaluating safety/crisis teams and plans, and integrating school and community
crisis response personnel. Also addressed are issues associated with the media, social media, technology, students with special needs, culture, and memorials. Training reinforces improved school climate, student behavior and academic functioning, student resilience, and school staff crisis response capabilities.

Speakers
DS

Drew Singeisen

Primary School Counsellor, Bavarian International School gAG


Thursday January 23, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
Best Western Parkhotel Kronsberg
 
Friday, January 24
 

10:00

Accounting Pre-Conference
This Pre-conference will include both workshop and round table features to address, among others, the following topics:
• Presenting new accounting software (myfactory) BBIS: myFactory / Docuvita and
LIS: EASY Order und EASY Invoice / JobRouter
• Document handling, document management
• Controlling tools
• 13b service, inner european / third country
• General problems in accounting in international schools, exchange of
ideas

Speakers
BH

Bernd Hashagen

Accounting, Berlin Brandenburg International School


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Administrative Assistants & School Secretaries Working Group
This pre-conference gives Administrative Assistants and School Secretaries a place where ideas and best practices can be exchanged and discussed.
Some of the topics may be, but are not limited to:
- Student attendance
- Cover Lessons
- PD opportunities and recommendations
- Communication (internal/external) + school visits
- Emergency / Evacuation Processes
- Exchange of other ideas / Keeping in touch

If you are unsure whether this pre-conference is right for you, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Arnold

Claudia Arnold

Assistant to the Director, Berlin Brandenburg International School


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Admission Working Group
10:00 – Session 1:
12:00 – Lunch
13:00 – Session 2:
15:00 – Coffee/Tea Break
15:30 – Session 3:
17:00 – End of Day

Speakers
avatar for Jana Jazic

Jana Jazic

Admissions Manager, Bonn International School
avatar for Allegra Peruzzi

Allegra Peruzzi

Executive Assistant to the Managing Board, Admissions/Alumni Officer, Bavarian International School


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

College and Careers Counsellors Working Group
This would be the third pre-conference of the AGIS college counsellors. With many issues affecting all of us as AGIS college counsellors, this pre-conference is a step in bringing all of us together to tackle a few of the issues that we deal with, to develop common strategies and share ideas and experience. Pre-conferences have greatly enhanced collaboration and sharing best practise between AGIS college counsellors.

Agenda:

09:30 - Coffee

10:00 - Session 1: Progress Roundtable on work accomplished since the 2019 pre-conference & September meeting. Focus on Brexit updates (fees, immigration and EU recognition). Discussion of what our focus for 2020 should be.

12:00 - Lunch

13:00 - Session 2: Impact of new IB maths course on college counselling. Sharing experiences and strategies and identifying troubleshooting procedures.

15:00 - Coffee/Tea Break

15:30 - Session 3: Counselling students with special consideration for college counselling. Sharing ideas and strategies for helping students with disabilities, illnesses and students who are transitioning.

17:00 - End of Day

Outcomes of Pre-Conference. Participants will:
1. discuss important professional issues facing college counsellors at German International Schools
2. share their experience and increase their professional knowledge
3. develop strategies for future collaboration
4. have up to date information on developments in higher education in various countries


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

EAL Working Group
Looking for ways to increase authentic Collaboration/CoTeaching between EAL/Mainstream teachers in your school? Join us in the discussion for the day. The aims of the EAL PreConference are to present two current Collaboration/CoTeaching experiences presently happening at the Bavarian International and Frankfurt International Schools. The outcomes of the day will be to highlight successes, challenges, and obstacles of authentic collaboration and discover additional ways to move toward more authentic collaboration/CoTeaching between EAL and mainstream classroom teachers for each participant’s particular school setting for the benefit of all our students, teachers and school community.

Speakers
avatar for Lionel Munoz

Lionel Munoz

ESL Teacher, Frankfurt International School
Bachelors USMA 1984Masters ESL University of Texas 1999
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Aki Schwan

Secondary School EAL teacher, Bavarian International School gAG
Aki Schwan is an EAL teacher and also a Japanese MT teacher who helpsEAL students be successful at both international school curriculums and their MT development.Before teaching at Bavarian international school, Aki spent eleven years as a teacher for Japanese supplementary schools... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Early Years Working Group
This preconference is for early years teachers and assistants (preK to 1st grade/3-6 years old) to network, learn with and from each other, and share common challenges with the purpose of brainstorming solutions. Session 1 and Session 2 will focus on the Environment as the Third Teacher using PD workshop activities developed by Margie Carter. We will be exploring our values and beliefs that drive how we set up our learning spaces. Session 3 will be a "What's Working Well" and "What's Challenging Me" sharing session with a solution-based focus.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Breedlove

Carol Breedlove

Outdoor Learning Teacher Early Years, International School of Düsseldorf
I am interested in Outdoor Learning, Early Years Education, learning through constructivism and play, PYP and EAL instruction.


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Facilities Manager Working Group
Facility Manager round table discussion with facility related topics

Speakers
WG

Wolfgang Geuecke

Facilities Manager, ISD


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

German as an integrated part of the POI
Language learning is an integral component of our IB PYP curriculum as it enhances cross-cultural awareness. Where appropriate, German integrates learning with the Program of Inquiry of the respective grade level. This instructional focus enhances student understanding of essential content while developing competences in communicating as well as in reading and writing. Teaching mixed age classes require detailed planning and differentiation.


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

IB 2020 Standards and Practices as a tool for programme development within a school
Every member of a school community contributes to the environment and culture in which the learning is embedded, which is driven by a shared purpose, aligned with the IB mission of “developing responsible members of local, national, and global communities”. This understanding is at the center of the 2020 Standards and Practices (S&Ps) for implementation from September 2020 and the pre-conference aims to explore how the S&Ps can be used as a tool to support continuous school development that uses the S&Ps to articulate plans for areas of development. 
 
The pre-conference aims to enable participants to:
a) increase familiarity with the framework of the 2020 S&Ps
b) embrace the 2020 S&Ps as a transformational tool for school development
c) establish confidence to use the 2020 S&Ps within the participants’ own school contexts
Participants will explore the 2020 S&Ps, the impact they can have on whole school strategic planning and their implications for programme implementation.

Speakers
KF

Katrin Fox

Manager International Baccalaureate Organization, IB World Schools
MH

Margareth Harris

IB World Schools


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
Best Western Parkhotel Kronsberg

10:00

International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Pre-Conference
The IPC Pre-Conference is an opportunity for teachers, subject coordinators and other interested professionals to discuss unit based learning across the Primary curriculum. Bringing members from IPC schools together will help create connections between our schools and help develop a support network for staff.

9:30 Coffee

10:00
Participants will introduce themselves and their school’s IPC background and progress. Goal is to create a community of educators familiar with unit based learning and how well it is implemented and what deficits are apparent.
Participants share current practice with examples and share their schools struggles and success using the programme.
*Additional topics for discussion to be added once other participants have expressed their ideas

1200 Lunch

13:00 Linking IPC to meet literacy needs/goals
Sharing of resources/ideas how schools have linked IPC to literacy
Addressing EAL and LS needs

15:00 Coffee

15:30
Assessment for Learning: What does it look like? How can we improve? What is working, what isn’t?

17:00 End

Speakers

Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Language A courses in the DP – Experiences with the new guide
The new DP Language and Literature/Literature guides offer us, and in consequence the students, way more freedom in choice of texts and content. Sounds great, doesn't it? But how practical is it really to let the students choose the texts for their oral exams themselves? How can we use the portfolio to support our teaching and the students’ learning? How do we teach Concepts, Areas of Exploration and Global Issues?
In this pre-conference, I will show a possible structure of the German Language and Literature course, examples of the Portfolio and strategies for exam preparation.
Every participant will then also share their experiences and what worked well so far.
Although my examples will focus on German, this pre-conference is also a possible choice for (Language and) Literature teachers of other Languages since the structure is the same.
Also, teachers who currently don’t teach the DP but will in the future and want to start planning ahead are more than welcome!
10:00 - Session 1:
• DP: What’s new?
• Introduction of participants
• Year overview and unit planners for German Language and Literature

12:00 - Lunch
13:00 – Session 2:
• Example of the portfolio
• Preparation for Paper 1 and 2; Individual Oral
• Sharing of best practice

15:00 – Coffee/Tea Break
15:30 – Session 3:
• Sharing of best practice
• Questions and answers; time for exchange

17:00 – End of Day

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Eckert

Kristina Eckert

German teacher, Munich International School
I teach the MYP for 7 years and the DP for 8 years now and am excited by the positive changes the new DP guide for Language and Literature/Literature offers. However, there are also challenges. I attended the teacher support material meetings in The Hague and therefore had a head... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Learning Assistants Working Group
Sharing of best practices, what works well for you and helping with the overall learning of the students.
Strategies in resolving a conflict
The aim of the conference is to build on last years with feedback for ISS and for us as LA to share and develop our knowledge and experience with each other to help build a good strong workforce of LA across International Schools within Germany.
Review of where we are with the Job Description.

Speakers
LH

Louise Hart

Lower School Learning Assistant, International School of Stuttgart e.V.


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Learning Support Working Group
We would like to offer a round table for Learning Support teachers to discuss pertinent topics central to the running of our programs. Below is a list of some of the topics to be discussed. The agenda and topics will be further developed after feedback from participants.

10:00 – Session 1:
• Differentiation-What does this look like in your school? How does admin support you in this endeavour?
• Pre-referral and referral processes
• Eligibility processes
• IEP’s

12:00 - Lunch

13:00 - Session 2:
• Development of RTI
• Programs and resources
• Data collection
• Program Monitoring

15:00 - Coffee/Tea break

15:30 - Session 3:
• Scheduling secondary learning support students
• Co-teaching
• Professional development
• Job-alike school visits
• Parallel curriculum
• Diagnostic/prescriptive instruction
• question/answer session

17:00 - End of Day


Speakers
SA

Susan Axenbeck

10 - 12th grade LE teacher, International School Hannover Region


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Librarian Working Group
This session will unite librarians across Germany. We will discuss: best practices, participate in sessions about new library software, the use of :ibguides, home language resources (best use & acquisition), use of German resources (inc. the cost trade off considering local library collections), author visits (creating a database of available authors who have proven to be effective), GDPR and its impact on libraries. Each will follow up with a Q&A session. Participating schools will be asked to share and discuss examples of the above.

The provisional agenda:
10:00 Session 1
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Session 2
15:00 Coffee/Tea
15:30 Session 3
17:00 Finish

Speakers

Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Math Pre-Conference
Session 1: Round Table Discussion
In this session we will discuss themes relevant to Mathematics teachers in the AGIS community. This year, the focus will be upon the implementation of the new DP Programme (Applications and Interpretations, Analysis and Approaches), best practice for inquiry based learning, assessment and resources.

Session 2/3: Inquiry Based Activities Workshop – Major Focus on A&I, MYP
In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to complete activities related to the new DP syllabus that can be introduced within the MYP or alternative middle school Mathematics programme. These relate to areas of discrete mathematics and have an inquiry focus incorporating global contexts. These include tasks about mathematical finance, network theory, ecology and urbanization.

Feedback Session and Brainstorm for Future Sessions

Speakers
BL

Bryan Landmann

Head of Mathematics, FIS
I am passionate about integrating internationalism, technology and inquiry into all areas of mathematics education.


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Purchasing Working Group
Änderungen / Neuerungen in den einzelnen Schulen/Business Partner - Lehmanns Media (Rahmenvertrag Einkaufsgemeinschaft] zu Gast: Thomas Flentge und Thorsten Jahn/Papierbestellung Lieferanten: IGEPA, Bürobedarfshändler - Zusammenfassen von Konditionen/Möbellieferanten Rahmenvertrag VS Möbel > Details und Fragen Unternehmensvorstellung ASS Bildungseinrichtungen mit Silke Stegner/cloudbasiertes Arbeiten - Einschränkungen, Entwicklungen und Möglichkeiten/webbasierte Systeme - be "future ready" to make the students "future ready"/Bürobedarf - Unternehmensvorstellung Kaut Bullinger gerne Empfehlungen von weiteren Lieferanten von Bürobedarf /Thema Urheberrecht (Lizenzen für Filme, Bücher und Medien] /Fortbildungen für Einkäufer - was sind die Möglichkeiten /Policies / Procedures für den Einkauf (für Einkäufer und für Lehrer)


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Reframe conflict as positive energy – skills and strategies to embrace
Speakers
avatar for Fran Prolman

Fran Prolman

The Learning Collaborative
Dr. Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized consultant specializing in educational leadership, school improvement and instructional strategies as well as communication skills, critical thinking and organizational development.  Fran earned her doctorate in teacher training and... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

School Counsellors Working Group
9:30 - 12:00 Getting to the Heart of Social-Emotional Learning: Enhancing Counsellors’ Tools for Building Effective Frameworks (PART 1)

Facilitator: Dr. Elke Paul

12:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 (PART 2)

15:00 - 17:00 Working group general meeting

· Updates and next steps:

o Building the Online Forum

o Recommended Standards and Practices for AGIS School Counsellors

o Regional Teams

· Proposal: enriching AGIS Counsellor professional learning

· Planning the September meeting

· AoB

Speakers

Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

School Nurses Working Group
10:00 - Session 1: Welcome and introductions. Any other topics brought to the table for discussion. Professional development opportunities, child protection, data protection, sharing and updating documents

12:00 - Lunch
13:00 – Session 2: Guest speaker tba. Last year’s speaker not yet confirmed, topics tbd. This will be a school nurse related, professional session

15:00 – Coffee/Tea Break
15:30 – Session 3: Q&A, Feedback from the German School Nurse project, evaluation and feedback to management, next AGIS meeting

17:00 – End of Day

Speakers
UC

Uta Crisimer

Nurse, Bonn International School


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Storytelling Techniques in the Language Classroom
Storytelling is a very powerful tool to teach and learn languages. This conference aims at practical activities you can use in your classroom through telling or creating “a good story” in order to captivate and immerse your audience in the process of learning any language. From elementary to the new DP language B and ab initio program, we will learn how to use all types of storytelling techniques.

All aspects of foreign languages will be tackled (reading, writing, speaking and listening) with many cultural and practical examples that can easily be used in the classroom, and there will be time to share creative resources and innovative best practices, so do bring your brand new idea that has worked well in your language classroom to the pre-conference! Time to be creative!

From books, to drama but also digital devices, free online tools, presentation platforms and the latest trends in gamification, Storytelling Techniques in the Language Classroom is a workshop aimed at boosting the creative imagination of your students through inventive pedagogical language resources that will change the way you teach languages forever.



Speakers
avatar for Emmanuelle Tessier

Emmanuelle Tessier

French Teacher, International School of Stuttgart e.V.
Language acquisitionFrench BMYP DP
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Víctor González

Spanish & IT Teacher, International School of Bremen
I have been teaching Modern Languages and IT for over 20 years conducting workshops and seminars for language and IT teachers at international level.My interests lie in the fields of language curriculum and materials design through innovative digital tools. I have closely worked with... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Strategies for improving Physics IAs
I am hoping to bring together some of the local physics teachers to discuss the IA process and how best to support students as they work through this sort of open investigation. I have student work (not from the IB website) that is moderated that I think is interesting and demonstrates some of the ways the moderators interpret the criteria. I would also like to invite people to share IAs that have been successful (my criteria for this is achieving a level 6+) so we can all leave with some new ideas. To be clear when I say ‘share good IAs’ I am thinking in terms of a title and the variables only, we can all work from that if interested. Finally I have resources that I have developed for grades 10 and 11 that I would be happy to share. Finally I would like to take the opportunity to further develop a network for local physics teachers.

Speakers

Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Sustainability: Transforming our schools into carbon-neutral and regenerative organisations
Given the developments over the last year (Greta Thunberg, the Friday strikes, forest fires, unprecedented heatwaves, etc) , it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to explicitly discuss, plan for and adapt to the rapidly changing world. We are not preparing students for the world in which we grew up, or even the one we inhabit now: for example, how many schools have planned for excessive heat during final exams in May 2020 or beyond? We are (or should be) preparing students for a radically altered world: the Anthropocene.

This pre-conference allows us to get together in a supportive space, to share existing good practice, and to imagine the “transformative, disruptive and radical”* new ways of thinking that we need if we are to meet sustainable development goals within planetary boundaries. (*See Rocktroem, J: TED talk: 5 Transformational Policies...) The day will include a report on the May 2019 Education for Sustainability Leadership Summit hosted at BBIS, and provides a forum for all AGIS member schools to grasp the nettle and face up to our responsibilities to the future. The aim is to coordinate appropriate measures across AGIS members and within individual schools; to equip teachers with the tools to deal with the issues without ‘burn-out’ or despair; and to push the issue up the agenda of all schools and educators.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Milner

Martin Milner

Secondary Music, TOK, Humanities, Berlin Brandenburg International School
I've been teaching Music (and TOK and Humanities) at BBIS since 2008. Before that I was a teacher, community musician and music education consultant in the UK, and I have been a practicing musician for all my adult life.I studied History with African and Asian Studies at University... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Teaching/Learning Science Through Modeling Instruction
Modeling Instruction is a pedagogy specific for the teaching/learning of science in all subject specific areas (Physics, Biology, Chemistry). It works effectively across the spectrum of grade levels (K-12) and this workshop will offer a sampling of mini units, that can be adapted to various grade bands. The session will begin with a brief introduction to Modeling Instruction and will then ask teachers to wear “student hats” as we progress through the sample lessons. In Modeling, we begin by eliciting the current conceptual model that students come to school with. This takes place through the use of a probe or phenomena where we ask students to draw a model of what they are thinking. We then take them through a sequence of experiments where they gather evidence and decide if this evidence supports or refutes their original model. This gives students the opportunity to reconstruct their model, and in the process, dispel any misconceptions they might have had. This pedagogy uses a Claim, Evidence, Reasoning structure and incorporates the key skill strands that are well aligned with both Next Generation Science Standards and the International Baccalaureate (PYP, MYP and Diploma) programs.


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

The Ins and Outs of Maker-Centred Learning
Over the last 2 years ISHR has transformed classrooms to accommodate a Primary Makerspace, Secondary Robotics Learning Lab, Design IdeaSpace Studio and a FabLab for fabrication. All of these have become active collaborative workspaces and hubs of Maker-centred learning, allowing students to explore the world of design through making, tinkering and building. In addition to supporting the development of 21st century skills, these Makerspaces also provide our students with opportunities to engage in a variety of applied STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities.

This pre-conference targets teachers and leadership who are interested in developing an authentic and meaningful Maker-centred learning program in their schools to enhance student learning experiences through a “learning by doing and doing to learn” approach. The aims and learning intentions of this pre-conference includes:

• fundamentals of design, creation, management and evaluation of a sustainable a maker-centred learning program to support innovative learning for future preparedness
• develop capacity to design positive learning interactions through immersive “hands-on” experiences to foster innovative thinking
• develop confidence and ability to use Makerspaces across the curriculum to transformation ideas into sustainable and creative solutions
• develop knowledge and understanding for safety protocols and practices within Makerspace environments
• develop capacity to design a range of developmentally appropriate activities to nurture critical designers and makers
• develop capacity to evaluate the value of Maker-centred learning for sustainable futures
• develop understanding and knowledge of Maker and Design frameworks such as Solution Fluency, Design Thinking and Agency by Design
• develop capacity to support students to transfer Maker learning (knowledge, skills and dispositions) into other learning contexts.

Participants will leave this pre-conference with creative confidence by “experiencing the world to generate new approaches and solutions” through hands-on exploration and discovery for the practice and skill of making and tinkering.

10:00 – Session 1: Foundations of Maker-centred learning, including value-proposition by engaging in “constructivist” hands-on activities through exploration and discovery.
12:00 – Lunch
13:00 – Session 2: Ideation, design and implementation of centralized, flexible (mobile) and other models of Makerspaces, including design and development of innovative Maker-centred courses and related contextualized units of “Maker” inquiry.
15:00 – Coffee/Tea Break
15:30 – Session 3: Evaluation and impact of Maker-centred learning, including examination and assessment of Maker-centred knowledge, skills, dispositions.
17:00 – End of Day

Speakers
avatar for Johnson Jacob

Johnson Jacob

Head of Innovation & Technology, International School Hannover Region
Active and engaged learner who loves music and nature, a proponent in pursuit of mindful living and peace, hoping to transcend hurdles through small steps to help make a difference in any way I can....for the common and greater good of all. Be well and stay safe...enjoy the little... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

The mindful classroom
Over the last several years, the word, “mindfulness” has become commonplace. More and more people are attending MBSR and yoga classes in hopes of reducing their stress levels and increase their sense of overall well-being. As adults have experienced the benefits of mindfulness for themselves, they’ve naturally experimented with sharing it with their own children and/or students. This has led to the development of numerous programs, projects, and businesses worldwide. Without dampening the excitement stemming from this development, we must recognize that if we are going to teach effectively to our students and communities, conceptual clarity is important. This involves having an open conversation between practitioners, scientists, and scholars in which we can share a definition that has been productive in our practice and teaching, and supported by scientific research on mindfulness.

In this pre-conference we will:

• Discuss the differences between mindfulness as a state, a trait, or a practice.
• Discuss how each of these are beneficial.
• Discuss how to form healthy, mindful habits in the classroom.
• Learn how to identify what is going well right now in our classrooms. (And what needs improvement.)
• Develop routines and procedures that work for you and your students.
• If time allows, provide a time to exchange ideas for calm corners or peace centers in the classroom

Speakers
avatar for Traci Mausolf

Traci Mausolf

Primary Teacher, Leipzig International School


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Voice and Presence: Strengthening your message
The workshop explores the impact of voice and physicality within an education setting. It takes a practical and theoretical approach that allows participants to reflect on their strengths and anxieties as individuals who work In group settings. The workshop gives insights into how voice and body can be used to improve your message in an education environment. The skills explored have practical application whether your role is as an administrator, teacher or classroom assistant.

The aims are:
• To give insights into what constitutes effective communication
• To develop an understanding of physical presence and body language
• To Improve use of voice and breathing in a classroom setting
• To foster an environment that supports team building and manage relationships within an education setting.

Session 1 10-12
Voice and Presence in the classroom
– ENERGY AND AWARENESS
OBJECTIVE To increase engagement, open the body and release energy. To engage attention.

Lunch 12:00 -13:00

Session 2 13:00- 15:00
SECTION 2 – THE BODY AND THE VOICE
OBJECTIVE To work on physicality, voice production and clear communication.

Session 3 15:30 -17
3 –Demonstration performance and inspiration

OBJECTIVE: To use personality, presence and purpose to affect the listener.


Speakers
EC

Eugene Collins

Whole School Creative Arts Coordinator, Berlin Metropolitan School


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Women in Leadership - #WomenEdDE and the 8Cs
Preliminary outline of the day:
• introduction to #WomenEdDE, statistics about the gender-gap and the
8Cs; clarity, communication, connection, confidence, collaboration,
community, challenge, change.
• understanding bias (conscious and unconscious), how it works and co-
creating solutions to address bias behaviour
• building our community, making connections, sharing stories and goals
- there is leadership capacity in everyone!
• un-conference style identification of hot-topics/tensions and working
in focus groups to develop strategies to address these tensions back in
our school communities
• sharing our focus group results and making connections to continue
conversations to hold ourselves to account

Speakers
avatar for Angeline Aow

Angeline Aow

Professional Learning and Development Coordinator, Berlin International School
Educator, trainer and regional leader of @WomenEdDE


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Works Councils and International Schools
The aim of the preconference will be to strengthen and widen the links between the existing AGIS schools works councils. In order to achieve this aim we would like to focus mainly on three specific areas: 1) Sharing information on how to organise the changeover of works councils; 2) Share ideas, approaches and solutions to teachers’ working time; 3) Create a bank of works agreements to enable an effective resource to be shared by all participants.

Speakers
AA

Angel Antoranz

Secondary Teacher - Spanish, Leipzig International School


Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

19:50

Brief welcome opener
Speakers
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Fran Prolman

The Learning Collaborative
Dr. Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized consultant specializing in educational leadership, school improvement and instructional strategies as well as communication skills, critical thinking and organizational development.  Fran earned her doctorate in teacher training and... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 19:50 - 20:10
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover
 
Saturday, January 25
 

08:30

The complications and complexity of teaching
Speakers
avatar for Fran Prolman

Fran Prolman

The Learning Collaborative
Dr. Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized consultant specializing in educational leadership, school improvement and instructional strategies as well as communication skills, critical thinking and organizational development.  Fran earned her doctorate in teacher training and... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 08:30 - 09:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

08:30

ECIS Workshop: Curricular Design and Leadership
In this two-day course, these questions are explored:
  • Why is a guaranteed and viable curriculum fundamental and how as a leader, can you ensure its central role with your team?
  • What role do middle leaders play in supporting the curricular vision of the school and ensuring curricular alignment?
  • What strategies and tools can middle leaders practice to facilitate curriculum development and review?
At the centre of teacher leadership is a commitment and desire to improve student learning. We know there are several factors that impact student learning and at the top of the list of school-related factors is a guaranteed and viable curriculum. What role do teacher leaders play in supporting the curricular vision of the school? In this course, we explore these questions together through structure protocols and discussions to generate new thinking, consolidate new ideas, and promote connections to prior knowledge.
Participants come away with direct experiences to understand the importance of a guaranteed and viable curriculum, the language of curricular design, the alignment of a course/grade level curriculum with department/team philosophy and the school’s mission and vision, and strategies to help make standards meaningful to their team.

This course needs to be booked via ECIS:
Curricular Design and Leadership 25-26 January


Saturday January 25, 2020 08:30 - Sunday January 26, 2020 16:30
Best Western Parkhotel Kronsberg

10:00

Collaborative Grade-Level Planning
Your grade-level team has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Why not tap into that by having collaborative team meetings that result plans which reflect everyone’s ideas? This is an approach my school has gradually moved towards and I can honestly share the many pros and of course some of the cons. In this session, I will walk you through exactly how we run our grade-level meetings, show practical examples of our actual planning documents, and hopefully encourage you to give it a try.

Outcomes:
Attendees will come away with ideas and practical advice about how to plan collaboratively.
Attendees will explore the many benefits of collaborative planning and critically appraise this method.

Speakers
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Amy Moeller

Primary Teacher, Leipzig International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Concept-based Unit Planning for Secondary School Teachers
This presentation is based on the book “Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom” by Erikson, Lanning and French (eds.) and will be suitable for secondary school teachers interested in planning their units of instruction with an emphasis on conceptual understanding.
With unit design becoming increasingly inter and intra-disciplinary, this presentation aims to support our understanding of the different types of knowledge and processes which lead to deeper student learning and the transfer of skills.

The presenter is a recently certified CBCI trainer.


Outcomes:
A multi-step guide to create concept-based unit plans.
An awareness of The Structure of Knowledge and The Structure of Process Models that underpin concept-based unit planning.

Speakers
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Julie Carl

teacher, International School of Stuttgart


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Developing outside learning spaces at school Part 1
This presentation will be part 1 of the “Developing Outside Learning Spaces”. It will offer a context for developing a school’s outside learning space. We will explore:

o The role of outside learning spaces
o The connection between the outside learning spaces in the Early Years at ISS and our programme
o The development of the outdoor learning space – how our own outside learning environment has evolved over time.

The session will inspire participants to develop their own outdoor learning spaces. In addition, it will invite participants to attend the second session, to receive practical tips and support.


Outcomes:
Illustrating the potential of developing outdoor learning spaces.
The link between outdoor learning spaces, students, teachers and the curriculum.
A concrete example of how one school has developed its outdoor learning space over a longer period of time.

Speakers
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Nicola Ferger-Andrews

Early Years Coordinator, PYP EAL teacher,, International School Stuttgart
Early YearsIB PYP EAL in the Early Years


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Organisation to Independence
There are many organisational skills students need in order to experience success in school and beyond - such as planning, prioritising, and recording and organising research. If you have experienced the trend of students struggling to organise themselves, meet deadlines, work for sustained amounts of time and take general responsibility for their learning, this presentation may be for you. We will look at ways to explicitly teach these skills our students so desperately need.

Outcomes:
Tips and examples of organisation tools, that will support students in taking greater responsibility of their learning and experience greater success as they move throughout school.

Speakers
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Faida Williams

Teacher, Heidelberg International School
I've been teaching at IB schools for the last 7 years and have taught Years 3/4 (ages 7-9) split, Grade 4 (ages 9-10) and Grade 5 (ages 10-11). It's been such a joy and a challenge to work with children in ways that engage, stretch and get them excited about their own learning. Teaching... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Putting Energy back into Essay Writing
Essay writing can become quite tedious and boring for the teacher and the student. However, by putting energy into the essay through visual scaffolding and organisation, the student feels more enthused and the essays become less generic and descriptive. Using scaffolding and group work, you can make essays come alive and more meaningful. You will be introduced to some active learning techniques that can be used to structure an essay and how this can be used to then form the basis of a written essay. This is particularly useful across all areas of secondary and can be adjusted to suit the appropriate level.

Outcomes:
Techniques in scaffolding and essay writing. Using active learning to tap into student’s potential.

Speakers
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Anna Orr

History & TOK Teacher, International School of Bremen
I mostly teach History (17 years) across secondary IMYC, IGCSE & IBDP. In the last couple of years I’ve been testing the waters with TOK! I’m all about alternative ways and trying to make learning as engaging, creative and inclusive as I can!


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Clint Eastwood: Your leader of choice. What can Clint teach us about leadership?
In this workshop participants will explore the leadership style of many of Clint Eastwood’s leading roles as an actor in films and compare and contrast these to his leadership style as a director and producer. The brainchild of Frank Italiano, Deputy Principal of Corpus Christi College, this Clint Eastwood themed workshop with a focus on the different styles of leadership is designed for all school leaders. Participants should be ready to share their personal experiences and reflect on their own leadership style and school culture with the aim of self-discovery through Clint Eastwood.

Outcomes:
Participants will:
1. Develop an increased understanding of leadership styles;
2. Learn from Clint Eastwood as an actor, director and producer;
3. Reflect on their own leadership style with the purpose of self-improvement and growth.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Encouraging Independence in Lower School Learners
Our learners are expected to be independent inquirers, but sometimes they find it hard to take ownership for their own decisions and learning. We will be sharing together ideas on ways you can create a successful learning environment that promotes independence, inter-dependence and self-motivation.

Outcomes:
Understand the benefits of independence, inter-dependence and self-motivation.
Skills that students and teachers need, to achieve independence, inter-dependence and self-motivation.
Sharing of how teachers do/can encourage independence, inter-dependence and self-motivation.

Speakers
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Brian Bould

Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher, Thuringia International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Gamification in Education
This workshop is to introduce the Gamification approach in teaching and learning. The main objectives of this session are:
- To identify what Gamification is.

- To integrate the game elements into the lessons by considering the effective use of technology in a gamified lesson.

- To create a Gamified lesson by using technology.


Outcomes:
By the end of this session teachers:
- will be able to apply Gamification techniques in their lessons
- will be able to gamify their unit plans

Speakers
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Maryam Ferdosi

Educational Technology Specialist, Berlin Brandenburg International School
Mom of two, MYP Design teacher and Educational Technology specialist in BBIS where she enjoys sharing her passion in digital learning by coaching the teachers on the effective use of technology in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning. Previously she used to be the DP ITGS... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

How can I finally create a blog for my students?
In this workshop, you will learn how to create easily a blog using Blogger.
Using a blog is convenient to spread information, to share documents and links with your students, and to file all your documents (word, pdf, ppt, mp3, youtube videos, pictures) for your future class preparations. You don't need any knowledge about coding to visit this workshop, you just need a google account. This workshop is for Blogger beginners!


Outcomes:
At the end of the session, you will know how to create a blog using Blogger, how to insert word documents, excel documents, pdf, mp3, youtube videos, pictures and other links on your blog.

Speakers
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Emmanuelle Tessier

French Teacher, International School of Stuttgart e.V.
Language acquisitionFrench BMYP DP


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Inquiry in the music room: dance and movement
Dance and movement activities as meaningful links to your UOI’s in the music room:
We'll look into connections to math and language by exploring patterns, colors and architecture through dance and movement, and I'll also include Orff instruments.

Former dance experience isn't necessary, an open mind and movement-friendly attire are highly recommended!


Outcomes:
This workshop aims to introduce you to the basic elements of dance (time – space – energy, different levels) and show you some possible connections to PYP units. It will hopefully spark your own creativity and help you to connect with your own “inner dancer”!

Speakers
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Andrea Seelbach

PYP Music Teacher, International School of Stuttgart e.V.
- Dance and movement ("Orff principles") in the music room - Enhancing the PYP in Music - Ideas for making schools more "eco-friendly" and sustainable - Breastfeeding and support of young families (Seriously. I've been a La Leche League Leader for 13 years.)


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Math Games For Early Years and Junior School
This workshop will introduce different math games to incorporate into the classroom for approximate ages 5 - 10. These will include topics such as number sense, basic arithmetic, and much more. Teachers will be able to use these games as whole group activities, centers, extension and differentiation learning. At the end, participants will be invited to list some of their own math games.


Outcomes:
Teachers will be able to introduce and expand mathematic topics in a way that is interactive, multisensory, and most of all fun for the students to learn. In the following days, a list of all the games we played as well as those given at the end will be sent out to the participants.

Speakers
JP

Joanna Pegesa

ECC Coordinator/Classroom Teacher, International School of Hamburg


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Morning Sports Activities
The morning sports activity program which I am running in our school is a great way to start the day in a healthy, active and fun way. Most of the exercises are connected to simple math tasks and moto loco skills.

Outcomes:
Students ‘wake up” in the best possible way and get with a positive feeling to the first period of the day. All subscribers will be active and go through some parts of the program. I will show coordination exercises which will help to develop both parts of the brain.

Speakers
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Goran Markovic

Athletics Teacher, International School of Stuttgart e.V.


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

Sites and Apps for Clueless Chaps
This workshop will introduce a number of websites and apps that are simple to use, easy to implement and will enhance the educational experience of your students. Specifically, Padlet, Coggle, and Canva and involve interactive discussions, collaborative mind maps, and infographics. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with each of these and share their ideas on how they could integrate them into their lessons on Monday.

Outcomes:
Participants will:
• Be introduced to Padlet, Coggle, and Canva and examine some examples from classroom practice
• Experiment with each website / app and create their own infographics and collaborative spaces
• Share their ideas and creations with the other participants
• Reflect on the use of meaningful ICT use in the classroom

Speakers
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Kerry Frazer

Business Management Teacher


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

The Importance of Art and Play on Emotional Development
This interactive workshop will be run by a registered Art Psychotherapist from the UK. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore the impact of creative art and play on emotional development. The session will be split into three sections:
The session will begin with a presentation on attachment, creativity and emotional wellbeing
Participants will then move to art making to explore this topic in more detail
The final part of the session will be a group discussion, to consolidate learning and reflect on the creative process


Outcomes:
Attendees can hope to leave with a deeper understanding of the power of creative art making and play for children and adults, which can be transferred to classrooms and in their personal lives.

Speakers
ZA

Zoe Andrews

School Counsellor, International School Hamburg


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

10:00

The New IB DP Math Course- Applications and Interpretations: Sharing Resources
For all teachers teaching the new Application and Interpretations course for a few months, I thought it would be great to have a place to share very useful resources. I have created a selection of questions from different areas of the syllabus including numeracy, algebra, probability and statistics that can be used as an application of mathematics content taught in the course. These can be helpful for motivating the new concepts and for teachers presenting the material from the application lens.
In addition, this workshop will be a place of sharing resources and concrete example questions that are relevant.


Outcomes:
To provide concrete tasks that can be used by teachers for instruction immediately using the new content and philosophy of the IB math program.
To provide a forum for teachers and IB administrators to share resources and experiences in this new course to enable us to serve our students better.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Classroom Layout and Design
In this session participants will learn how to best design, set up and manage a classroom for early inquiry learners. A focus will be on how to arrange furniture, choose objects and materials that create learning provocations to stimulate rich talk and build vocabulary.
Participants will examine the workshop environment and consider immediate improvements as well as a walkabout of the hotel to imagine other ways spaces can be arranged.

Outcomes:
How to be creative with furniture and layouts in the classrooms we inherit and work within. To come away with immediate actions that can be taken in their own classrooms.

Speakers
NJ

Narelle Johnson

EYP1 teacher, International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Dealing with Math anxiety in the classroom
We all want to be the best math teacher our students deserve. We spend hours preparing our lessons and finding new ways to differentiate to meet our students’ individual needs better each class, but sometimes we still face a nervous atmosphere at our classrooms that prevents our students from getting the most out of their math class. Why do students fear mathematics? This situation might be more than frustrating, but by knowing key ways to identify, prevent and deal with math anxiety in the classroom we can make a change in our students’ perception of maths and we can enjoy our jobs even more.

Outcomes:
Participants will be familiar with some ways math anxiety presents in the classroom as well as strategies to prevent and deal with it.

Speakers
VF

Victoria Fernandez

Teacher, Heidelberg International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Happy Teachers Can Change The World- Mindfulness in schools
The presentation will share how participants can learn how to integrate mindfulness into their daily life as well as into their students’ lives. The presentation will explain what mindfulness is according to Jon Kabat Zinn (founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, MBSR) as well as the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Practical examples of how mindful breathing, walking or listening benefits teachers and students will be shared.


Outcomes:
Participants will have learned how to mindfully breathe, walk and eat. You will get to know mindfulness and its use in school. You understand how you can anchor yourself in stressful situations and stay calm and relaxed. You will learn methods for your own mindfulness practice and you will get a toolkit with exercises and ideas for yourself as well as your students.

Speakers
MW

Martina Wohlers

teacher, Martina Wohlers


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

iPads and Tablets - digital organization and lesson planning

Digital media, such as an iPad or tablet, enables teachers to design their everyday school life in a targeted, transparent and organized way. A number of strategies and programs can be used to achieve this.

Accompany me through (non-paper) everyday school life and develop approaches to solving technological, didactic and methodological problems by using an iPad/tablet as notebook, task book, workbook, textbook, lesson planner etc.


Outcomes:
The result of the presentation should be an insight into and an exchange of experiences around using technology in (language) teaching, presenting some useful apps (e.g. GoodNotes, Google Classroom, Google Docs etc.) and “technological planning”.

Speakers
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Marcel König

German Teacher / College and Career Counselor, Metropolitan School Frankfurt
German Teacher (Primary & Secondary) / College and Career Counselor


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Opening minds: Wordless media in elementary school multilingual classrooms
In many schools and especially international schools, there are classrooms with mixed proficiency in the instruction language. This poses challenges as well as opportunities for teaching and learning. In this talk we will explore how wordless media (books and videos) can be used as a tool for opening minds and sparking ideas and interactions in the international elementary classroom. Wordless media offer all students, also EAL students and students with educational needs, a framework, and challenge them to think deeply, interact and write. Where needed, the native languages of the students are used as a scaffold. Examples will be shown of using wordless media in literature lessons as well as in lessons connected to the units of inquiry and the exhibition, which can be applied in any subject area.

Outcomes:
Teachers will have learned about the rich possibilities of wordless media and will be provided with a lesson design framework with the optimal characteristics, so the students benefit most from the wordless media for their learning.


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Storytelling and music in foreign language lessons: how telling stories can positively affect the emotional dimension in the classroom
Nowadays, the value of stories as a resource for developing skills, such as written expression or reading comprehension in the classroom, is well known. But can we call this source Storytelling or rather, "Story-creating"? Instead of focusing on the writing of stories, we are going to focus on telling stories and using them as a tool that supports the emotional dimension in the classroom. Attendees will experiment storytelling techniques that will enable them, without being a storyteller, to tell stories in the classroom that help reduce anxiety, create a positive atmosphere and include different learning styles. We will also introduce the contemporary tale as a didactic resource that opens the possibility of working on topics such as peace education, environmental education and gender equality. Songs that enrich the story's narrative in Spanish will also be included, as an experience of linguistic immersion and multilingualism, using innovative linguistic mediation strategies, such as the Tandem technique. The presenters have created La Guagua de Cuentos, a group that combines music and stories in Spanish as an experience of linguistic immersion.

Outcomes:
-Discover stories and songs as didactic tools that reinforce the emotional dimension in the classroom.
-Access original tasks related to stories and songs that promote a variety of skills in the classroom.
-Become familiar with effective storytelling techniques that enable teachers to work effectively with the story in the classroom.
-Expand classroom teaching resources using stories and songs that deal with cross-cutting issues such as peace education, environmental awareness and gender equality.
-Learn about successful experiences with storytelling and songs in language and drama classes.


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Wellness: Valuing teachers as we value students
Teachers and support staff spend their working lives investing in others. Often, in the busyness of school life it is hard to find space to celebrate our successes. Where is the place for reflecting and sharing what we have invested in others? Teacher wellness is a theme concerning many and continual output without input will lead to burnout. This session is about a simple initiative started this year at ISHR designed to try and redress that balance and add a focus on teacher wellness in school life. Come and hear some positivity as I share what transpired (teacher feedback, photos etc.) and be inspired with ideas you might want to take back to your school.

Outcomes:
Many positive reminders and examples of the value of the work teachers do and a simple strategy for finding space for teacher wellness in school life that can have a real impact on teacher wellbeing.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Academic Language, Content and Study Skills – A Workshop for Students
Students require a firm grasp of subject-specific academic language and content in order to achieve success, and a focus on these key areas can form the basis of an effective study programme. Grade 9 students at Leipzig International School took part in a workshop in which they learned various revision techniques that paired academic language and content. Participants will experience this workshop in a condensed format from the point of view of students and will learn practical study skills and strategies to share with their own students.

Outcomes:
Participants will:
• Identify academic language specific to content across a range of subjects
• Identify general academic language required to comprehend and compose more formal academic texts
• Understand the concept that all students are academic language learners
• Practice a range of strategies used to understand and learn academic language and subject content as part of a regular study routine
• Be able to use the concepts and strategies presented to run a similar workshop for their own students

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Lane

Matthew Lane

EAL and TOK Teacher, Leipzig International School
I teach EAL, English Language B and TOK at Leipzig International School.


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Classroom Art Projects for the Artistically Challenged Primary Teacher
This workshop will provide teachers with 2 different easy-to-teach art projects to be used in the classroom. During this workshop, participants will be creating the projects that they will be teaching the class. We will be using various art mediums, including watercolours, chalk pastels, and paints, so be prepared to get messy. Whether you artistically confident or challenged (like myself), you will be amazed at how easy these projects are to make and how wonderful the student work turns out.


Outcomes:
Participants will make 2 different art projects which they can use in their classroom.
Participants will receive instructional materials on how to teach the lessons.
Participants will receive resources on easy to teach art lessons.

Speakers
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Marsha Lenz

Grade 1 Teacher, International School of Hamburg


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

From Calculators to Problem Solvers
A variety of strategies to help primary students develop into problem solvers will be shared. These can help students think deeply about situations with complex problems, judging for themselves what those problems could be, and evaluating the relevance of the data associated with these situations.

Outcomes:
Primary school teachers will be equipped with strategies to help their students engage with, enjoy and understand word problems

Speakers
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Jonathan Cooper

Teacher, Heidelberg International School
I teach grade 3, enjoy long hiking trips, and am a rock climber.


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Lapbooking in Junior School German class and other subjects in Junior School

A lapbook is usually a single-subject book created by a student.
A lapbook generally consists of a paperboard folder with smaller elements of paper arranged inside. These elements may contain facts, diagrams, illustrations, etc. related to the subject. Lapbooks can be adapted for any subject and grade level. Lapbooks can enhance creativity and critical thinking while integrating subjects such as science, language, history, geography, and mathematics, depending on the subject of the lapbook.
Lapbooking is a process oriented method of teaching.
In this session you will see examples and will have hands-on experience.


Outcomes:
Attendees will see examples and will have the opportunity of a hands-on experience of this process oriented method.

Speakers
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Sabrina Händschke

German Teacher, International School of Hamburg
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Kaja Ritters

German Teacher, International School Hamburg


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Tactics For Boosting Listening Skills in the Language Classroom
Listening is a key component in the language classroom. From podcasts to films and movie trailers, but also songs and online games to boost your students’ listening skills. I will be showing you some of the most effective tactics to incorporate listening into your language classroom together with some information about the new IB listening procedures for the upcoming exams in May 2020.

Outcomes:
Practical examples on how to incorporate listening activities into the language classroom. Efficient activities will be presented so that they can be adapted to all types of languages.

Speakers
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Víctor González

Spanish & IT Teacher, International School of Bremen
I have been teaching Modern Languages and IT for over 20 years conducting workshops and seminars for language and IT teachers at international level.My interests lie in the fields of language curriculum and materials design through innovative digital tools. I have closely worked with... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Take your ATL outside
We will show how outdoor learning activities can be accessible for MYP/ Middle School students within the curriculum while meeting separate subject obligations. We will make links to ATL skills growth and how this positively impacts the core subject areas.
We will show examples of the impact this has had on student learning, growth of skills and independent learning.

Time will also be given to allow participants to brainstorm ideas and plan possible activities that they can then take back to their own school and students.

Outcomes:
Ideas and plans for outdoor learning that are realistic and implementable at the respective schools.

Speakers
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Catherine Shave

Learning Support Teacher (Middle School), Munich International School
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Catherine Haseneder

Lang. Acquisition German, Munich International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Teaching the Vocabulary of Appeal and Book Hooks
What if we could teach students a language to speak and write in a meaningful way about the books they have just read? The impact would be an increase in free-reading and literacy learning. We have the ability to do both through teaching students to use vocabulary to describe books they have read and write book hooks, book reviews that emphasise the element of the book that "hooks" readers into reading the book.

This workshop would be relevant to primary teachers, EAL teachers, librarians, Language Acquisition or MYP Language and Literature teachers.


Outcomes:
The outcomes of this AGIS Workshop would be:

● Teachers can describe the language of appeal
● Teachers can use the language of appeal to guide students in their free reading choices
●Teachers will learn several activities that allow their students to speak and write about books they have read


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:15

Using google sketchup to engage learners
In this workshop we will investigate some of the ways that Google Sketchup can be used to enhance teaching and learning across subject areas from Grade 1 to Grade 10.

Outcomes:
We will look at practical examples of how the software can reinforce important learning experiences, including numeracy and creativity. You will also learn how to use some of the features of the software that you can take back and use with your students.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

Art through Inquiry - for the classroom teacher
This presentation is targeted towards classroom teachers who are required to teach visual art to their classes within their timetable. Art is often something that is either overlooked, not seen as important, or feared! So often we hear the phrases “I am not arty,” “I just can't fit art in,” or “I am no good at art so cannot teach it.” I will try to share ways in which we have tried to involve art into units of inquiry/topics; teach it through inquiry; and more importantly, how you do not need to be ‘arty’ or ‘good at art’ to teach art efficiently and effectively. At the end of the session, it would be great to have an opportunity to share ideas with each other!

Outcomes:
Class teachers should be able to leave with more confidence and enthusiasm about teaching art! Hopefully with some great ideas too!


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

Can Science and EAL collaborate in a Lab?
How can you support your EAL students in the Science classroom to ensure successful outcomes for all? What does collaboration between content area teachers and EAL specialists look like? How do you have time to meet and plan and what help do you need from administration to run a standalone Science for EAL students class? Is collaboration in a co-teaching structure successful for both students and teachers?

We will introduce our new initiative including a Grade 9 sheltered science class for EAL students and how we will attain our goal, which is the success of EAL students through facilitating and encouraging their learning beyond the mainstream classroom.

Outcomes:
How was it possible to plan an additional standalone class with co-teaching between Science and EAL teachers? What does the class look like day to day? Are EAL students being sufficiently supported at your school? Would co-teaching be an effective strategy at your school? Can you shift towards greater collaboration?

Speakers
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Aki Schwan

Secondary School EAL teacher, Bavarian International School gAG
Aki Schwan is an EAL teacher and also a Japanese MT teacher who helpsEAL students be successful at both international school curriculums and their MT development.Before teaching at Bavarian international school, Aki spent eleven years as a teacher for Japanese supplementary schools... Read More →
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Janese Boots

MYP Science and DP Biology Teacher, Bavarian International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

Making Well Being Matter - A Collaborative Teaching Approach for PSHE
During this session, attendees will be exposed to a variety of co-teaching models that can be used in a variety of lesson settings including, but not limited to, PSHE. They will also be introduced to a model for planning a vertically aligned PSHE program from 3-year-old students through to grade 12, including a variety of resources.

Outcomes:
Attendees can expect to come away with an understanding of a variety of co-teaching models and their benefits to PSHE and other programs for both students and teachers.
Attendees can expect to come away with a list of potential resources and topics for their own PSHE planning.

Speakers
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Jessica Morgan

4th grade teacher, International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm
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Angela Collins

Social and College Counsellor, International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

The Unreliability of Teaching: a TOK Presentation
This presentation will be illustrating the common biases that influence our teaching and why these can make knowledge acquired through our educational system unreliable. It will address the personal biases that we have as teachers, as well as the partiality of the books that we use.

Done in the format of a TOK Presentation, this talk also aims at being a good example of what students are expected to produce in this course, and how TOK can be introduced in daily lessons from a younger age. No TOK experience necessary to join, and the presentation will be followed by a group discussion on how we can make our teaching more reliable and meaningful.


Outcomes:
By reflecting on their biases as teachers, participants will be able to identify their strengths as well as areas to improve to make their teaching more reliable. The goal of the group discussion is to find strategies to go beyond the traditional education system in order to help students reflect on their own biases and how it affects them.

In addition, this presentation aims at introducing what TOK is about and how its principles can be used in all classes.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

BRAs and Harry Potter Wands: A student friendly approach to assessing risk
Harry Potter probably thought risk assessment was boring and probably never bothered doing one. It's a miracle that 'the boy who lived' was still alive by the end of book 7.

Pieces of paper don't keep children safe. Conversations about understanding the risks, do. The outdoor learning program at ISD uses Benefit Risk Assessment (BRA) when undertaking any activity that has the potential to go wrong. BRAs provide a framework within which students consider the benefits of a particular activity before identifying risks. Once identified, it allows students to think about precautions that they can take to keep themselves safe.

During this session, participants will use sheath knives to create their own Harry Potter-style magic wand from a stick after completing a Benefit Risk Assessment. We will be considering the benefits of using a knife as a learning experience before identifying risks and taking the necessary precautions.

Outcomes:
Participants will:
Develop an understanding of benefit risk assessments and when to use them.
Become equipped with a useful risk assessment tool which can be used with children.
Learn how to use a sheath knife safely.

Speakers
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Simon Waterworth

ES Outdoor Learning Teacher, International School of Düsseldorf


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

Children's Literature & Child Self-Esteem
Presenting the classics of children's literature and drawing out from the stories how the messages contained within can connect with a child's journey towards improved self-esteem. Examples including Michael Morpurgo, Roald Dahl, Diana Wynne Jones, Eva Ibbotson, Cornelia Funke, and others. NB Classified as Primary School, but also relevant to Secondary School level.

Outcomes:
This workshop will illuminate how the greats of children's literature, old and new, contain the seeds to promote improved self-esteem for your students.

Speakers
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Matthew Knights

Teacher, International School of Stuttgart
Interlingual education, class atmosphere, STEAM.


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

Clever curriculum design using EdTech!
With so many EdTech tools on offer, it is hard to know where to begin! Understanding clever curriculum design allows teachers to see the opportunity for authentic EdTech integration. From 3-D CAD programs through to virtual reality, learn how to authentically integrate EdTech opportunities into your current curriculum unit. This workshop will include a practical component, where educators will make connections between the session content and their current unit of study. Please bring along a unit of work that you would like to use for the session and get ready to create!

Outcomes:
This presentation aims to support educators to become clever curriculum designers, who are able to integrate EdTech in a meaningful, authentic and creative way!

Speakers
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Aisha Kristiansen

EdTech Integrator, Berlin Brandenburg International School
Aisha is passionate about cutting-edge approaches to education, STEM and Design Thinking. She is committed to providing the best learning opportunities for students through the use of emerging technologies and the development of strong industry, community and tertiary partnershi... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

Democratic learning
You can see it in the daily news: Democracy is getting under pressure. However, “democracy needs democrats” (Friedrich Ebert), so it should be a cross-cutting task of schools to raise political mature citizens.
If you want to educate your students in democracy, you don't have to teach politics or humanities. Democratic learning can take place in every subject whether through topics or methods.
We will explore different ways of teaching democracy in different subjects, not only by the choice of topics but also, maybe more important, by choosing methods that support democratic learning. Furthermore, you will develop and share ideas for your lessons.

Outcomes:
- You will explore ways of teaching democracy in school
- You will develop ideas how to teach democracy in your own lessons

Speakers
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Cathrin Hesselink

German and Politics teacher, Munich International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

Embedding Service Learning in the Middle School
Moving beyond the bake sale! Exploring strategies for embedding meaningful service into the curriculum to ensure that learning in this area develops in an age-appropriate way. It provides a good platform for students to engage independently with CAS in the DP. This comes from the increased emphasis upon Service as Action within the MYP but can also be relevant for any non-MYP school that wants to build a more systematic approach to service in the Middle Years that supports both teachers and students as well as strengthening the written curriculum.

Outcomes:
Embedding service learning and action into the written curriculum for the middle school programme (Years 7-11, Grades 6-10).

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

How to Differentiate in the Mathematics Classroom
The workshop will be split into three parts. Firstly, a brief look at the theory about how and why we differentiate. The second section would be showing some examples of how I differentiate in my grade 8 mathematics classes; however, the examples could be adjusted to any level. The last section would consist of participants creating a tiered task that will then be shared with all participants so that everyone goes away with a bank of resources they can use.

Outcomes:
The aim is for participants to become familiar with a variety of ways in which to differentiate in the mathematics classroom and to come away with some resources that are ready to use in their own classrooms.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

Let’s Play Music Across the Curriculum
This workshop is designed to analyse two interdisciplinary projects connecting music through the curriculum, and to inspire the participants to create their own, depending on their subjects and students’ age.
Firstly, we will discuss the benefits of project-based learning as an opportunity to give students a voice, enhance their creativity, and guide them to become lifelong learners. Secondly, we will analyse the process and final product of two projects conducted at MIS, one leaded by students and one leaded by a teacher: “Raperos de MIS”, a set videos with a rap in Spanish created by the Language B students in 7th and 11th Grade; and the project “Drumming for Brazilian Children,” a workshop done with 50 voluntary Middle School students to improve ATL skills while raising awareness about street children in Latin America.


Outcomes:
Samples of how to integrate music through the curriculum to improve ATL skills: communication, affective, collaboration, thinking and research.

Speakers
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Ana Brenes

Language Teacher, Munich International School
I wanted to be a teacher since I was in preschool. When I was five years old, I wrote my first Christmas letter to the "Three Wise Men/Los Reyes Magos" (like all Spanish kids do), and asked for a blackboard, some chalk and a few desks. Luckily I got the presents, and have not stopped... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

Saturday Night Live
Participants will prepare a performance piece for the Saturday Night Gala at AGIS.
The piece will involve playing the Djembe (African Drum), singing and dancing.
Participants should bring their Djembe, if not one will be provided.


Outcomes:
Participants will have a a great time performing live on stage at the AGIS 2010 Gala and will gain experience for preparing a performance with their students.

Speakers
JD

Jonathan Dexter

Music Teacher, International School of Hamburg


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
Atelier

13:15

Sketchnoting for Teachers (Beginner level)
Sketchnotes are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn
typography, shapes, and visual elements like arrows, boxes, and lines.
– Mike Rhode (The Sketchnote Handbook)
After a short introduction into the concept of sketch noting this short workshop will cover
some basic sketch noting elements such as containers, lists or effective stickmen. The
workshop will conclude with a mini-sketch noting activity using these key elements.

Outcomes:
Attendees can expect to get a first insight into a different way of note taking and an idea on how
to apply it in classroom.


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

Theatre exercises for the classroom
Different warming ups and theatre exercises to let students “loosen up”, work together, learn and/or repeat new vocabulary, learn to speak/perform in front of an audience, have a better concentration and a better use of their voice.

Outcomes:
The teacher will learn a number of exercises they can use in their lessons.


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

13:15

Transitions & movement games to help develop fine motor skills
In this workshop we will participate in a number of activities that require minimal preparation and little or no equipment. They can be used in one-to-one, group or class situations. Fine motor skills are vital to the development in young children, these activities will therefore help build and support this growth. We will begin with an evaluation checklist to use to identify children with fine motor discomfort, and practical tips for trouble shooting concerns.

Outcomes:
This age appropriate session will help teachers and assistants to effectively progress fine motor skills in a meaningful and engaging way. Activities include: Warming up, hand and finger strength, manipulation, and eye-hand co-ordination.

Speakers
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Sherri Cervantes

Teacher, Heidelberg International School
I teach Early Primary 1 & 2. I value creativity in the classroom, encourage them to think outside the box and look for more than just one answer. Being apart of the foundation of learning is sometimes scary, but it makes me strive to be a better teacher and understand the learning... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

CIS: Evolving the Standards of International Accreditation
The session will focus on how CIS continues to be flexible and responsive to the needs of 21st century schools and education. CIS School Support & Evaluation Officer, Jenni Thompson, will focus on pertinent examples of how the organisation has used a nimble approach to listen to the voice of its constituents and engage with best practice research to evolve its protocol and practice to help shape the future of international education in schools across the world. There will be a particular emphasis on the evolution of standards in relation to student learning and student well-being and how these can drive change in the classroom and beyond.

Outcomes:
Attendees will have a clear understanding of not only how CIS is evolving the standards of international accreditation, but also what this will look like for schools moving forwards.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

Developing Outside Learning Spaces at School - Part 2
This presentation will be part 2 of “Developing Outside Learning Spaces”. It will serve as a practical guide to growing and developing outdoor learning. We will explore:

o Our own journey at ISS - visiting other schools and getting inspired, gathering tips.
o Purchasing materials, using local resources and businesses.
o How different projects can link to developing outside spaces – involvement of different stakeholders (parents, shops, experts/professionals), for funding, grade levels, and expertise.
o Future plans and ideas (involvement of children, how as teachers we are organizing ourselves, agency – teachers and students working together).

The session will conclude with a practical brainstorming and planning. Participants will be encouraged to create a map of their outside learning space, and to think of a concrete plan/project they might undertake.


Outcomes:
Attendees can expect to come away with practical inspiration, and a blueprint for next steps in developing outdoor learning spaces in the attendee’s own school.


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

Dispelling myths and reframing how we view Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is complex. Not one child diagnosed with this condition display the same behavior. Most teachers have some knowledge about the condition but many of the myths about ADHD frame the way we think about, react to and support those who have it. Reframing our understanding of ADHD and dispelling the myths that go along with it can make a big difference to those children that go through a school day feeling stressed, unmotivated and with low self-esteem. Once we understand their difficulties we can provide appropriate support and increase their chance of success.

Outcomes:
The session will be divided into three 15 minutes blocks. The aims are to discuss:
1. What is ADHD?
2. Why working with students with ADHD is a challenge?
3. The myths and facts about ADHD.
4. The mental shifts that need to occur.
5. The critical factors to achieve success.
6. The strategies that can be implemented in the classroom.

Speakers
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Claudia Freitas

Learning Support teacher, Bavarian International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

Gamification in science lesson
Adding elements of gamification and competition engages students and can sometimes just give the class a bit of a breath of fresh air. In this session, I'll share a few different games I've developed in my science classroom (both when there was sufficient give room time-wise and when I've had to race against the clock in grade 12). Some of the games include: turning typical textbook worksheets into games such as ‘celebrity head: disease”, simple revision puzzles, vocabulary-based Quizlets, and using standard multiple-choice questions as an Easter egg hunt, as well as my boardgame, “Sci-ticulate”.
There will be opportunities to share games that have worked well in your own classroom, as well as brainstorm new ideas for your class.


Outcomes:
Develop ideas to engage students through games.
Develop ways to make vocabulary and revision more interesting.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

Growing Great Gardens—and Learners!
Do your students know where their food comes from? Or what it takes to go from tiny seed to tomato on the table? Would you like to help raise interest in sustainability and healthy living? Learn about starting a school garden, even with your youngest children, and explore some of the many ways the experience can be incorporated into learning both indoors and outdoors, from the garden to the cafeteria to center stage! Enthusiastic but nervous about taking on a garden project alone? Learn about a local non-profit that may be able to help you get started and discover options for accessing support from abroad. Time will be allotted for participants to brainstorm how the growing experience could be relevant to their schools and classrooms.

Outcomes:
Participants will learn about the presenter’s experiences and challenges in leading the development of a school garden in the Early Years at International School of Stuttgart.
Participants will learn about how the garden project has impacted a much larger portion of the school community than just the Early Years program.
Participants will explore ways to incorporate a school garden, or even a small growing area, into their classroom, curriculum, and school.
Participants will learn about national and international agency resources that may be able to support the development of a school garden.

Speakers
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Amanda Kellenbarger

Early Years Teacher, International School of Stuttgart


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

Learning English in the Outdoors with the help of Tech Integration
With an abundance of research supporting the idea that children need to step away from screens and get outdoors, how can we find a healthy balance in connecting Nature and Tech for the best of both worlds?
This session will explore examples of how we have combined Tech and OLE to enhance the learning of our EAL students.


Outcomes:
Participants will:
Follow a visual journey through our year teaching EAL outdoors.
Gain an increased awareness of the possibilities of taking language learning outdoors.
Be inspired to start conversations with colleagues to identify opportunities to collaborate across subject areas to maximise student learning.


Speakers
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Muna Kashkari

Technology Integration Teacher, International School of Düsseldorf


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

Mindfulness for 11-18 year old teenagers
I am going to present an introduction to Mindfulness and to explain why is beneficial for us teachers and students and why it should be part of the schools curriculum. In my session I will also conduct two short practices so my audience can have a taste in case they have not done it before. We will also exchange ideas of how Mindfulness is taught in other schools and participants are invited to share their experiences with it.

Outcomes:
Participants will take home ideas how useful and beneficial the practice of mindfulness for us all is. They will also find out in which way attending/organizing a mindfulness course could be the an excellent way to maximize the benefits of mindfulness.

Speakers
FA

Francisca Alcántara

Spanish and Mindfulness teacher, Munich International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

Successfully supporting STEAM through the PYP Curriculum
As STEAM is becoming a focus for many schools, this year the International School of Stuttgart Primary School decided to put special focus on STEAM as a key teaching approach. The school chose to take a risk and committed to a new and innovative approach to weaving STEAM throughout the schoolwide curriculum and schedule.
In order to do this successfully many key issues needed to be addressed:
• Developing a schedule which is flexible and open-ended, allowing for students to pursue their interests, inquiries and projects without necessarily being driven by the timetable.

• providing some meaningful, transdisciplinary time within the units of inquiry for students to have these opportunities

• helping and supporting teachers to make these connections through meaningful, engaging learning experiences aligned with and extending from our PYP curriculum

• Collecting data and evidence to show and be able to provide evidence of the changes we were making to the STEAM and design teaching in the school

• Ensuring STEAM happens by making it a fixed part of our process.

In this presentation we will explore what STEAM can look like in the Primary School from both an logistical and educational perspective. We will discuss examples of how STEAM can be an imbedded component in the PYP (EY – 5) Curriculum and how it can successfully be integrated into the learning process and schedule schoolwide.


Outcomes:

Provide attendees:
• Concrete examples of STEAM in the PYP Curriculum (Early Year through 5th grade)
• An understanding of how STEAM and project base learning can easily be incorporated into an existing curriculum
• Ideas on how to innovatively approach supporting STEAM schoolwide through a flexible learning schedule
• Examples of how teachers can be inspired and supported to make changes to the way they are teaching the units, through collaborative and hands-on PD.


Speakers
RK

Robin Karnatz

Educational Intern, International School of Stuttgart e.V.


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

Symbole in literarischen Texten - visuelle Interpretationshilfen
The presentation is based on the taught unit "Parabeln und Symbole". Students learnt about this specific text form and its interpretation. "Bild - und Sachebene" were visualised in a summative assessment and helped the students to understand and remember details more easily. I will share unit elements, student work samples and ideas for other text forms with symbolism and "Leitsymbolik".

Outcomes:
Teachers will get ideas and suggestions of how visualisation can support literary analysis.

Speakers
BK

Birgit Kress

Teacher & CAS Co-ordinator, Heidelberg International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

What Goes Around, Comes Around: Bringing Back Play in the Classroom
Since moving to a play based programme or playful learning, we have noticed that play enhances Prep students’ (5-6 year olds) communication skills and social skills in preparation for learning to read and write in a child friendly environment.

Play also gives educators a chance to observe children at play and have conversations in order to assess readiness for each student rather than via traditional testing methods.

We want to share how our children use personal learning opportunities both in the classroom and in the Outdoor Learning Environment to drive their education forward.


Outcomes:
* Show how to find learning opportunities in play/play spaces
* Identify how play connects to UOI, maths and language

Speakers
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Elke Grassnick

ES Outdoor Learning Teacher, International School of Düsseldorf
I am an Outdoor Learning teacher from Germany and worked at the International School of Dusseldorf since 1996. In 2010 I designed and created an Outdoor Learning Environment to compliment classroom based teaching for children aged 5-6. I am passionate about fostering curiosity, sharing... Read More →
LB

Lisa Brown

Prep Teacher, ISD


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

Classcraft - Gamifying classroom management
Sometimes managing the behaviour of pre-teens can be challenging, mainly because the students do not identify with the strategies put in place by the teacher. The goal of this workshop for middle year teachers (Grades 5-7) is to discuss and showcase a behaviour and classroom management system that allows teachers to handle those classrooms that are deemed to be “tough to work in.” This infuses technology in the classroom that students will connect with and enjoy. Why not use the one most important thing for kids in this age bracket that students care about: gaming, to help you manage your classroom in a fun and engaging manner. This workshop will provide you with the ins and outs of how Classcraft works as well giving you an in-depth tutorial on how to implement the game in your classroom by experiencing the game yourself.

Outcomes:
The attendee will go away from the workshop with a new resource ready to be implemented into their classroom that combines a fun and engaging technology that students will enjoy, with a classroom management system that works very efficiently from a teacher’s standpoint.

Speakers
AA

Ana Abreu

Physics teacher, International School of Bremen


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

Gentle Djembe
This session will present and practice ideas for a drum circle. The workshop will focus on basic rhythms and playing them in canons, call and response, improvisation and to accompany songs.
Please bring a djembe if you have one, if not one will be provided.

Speakers
JD

Jonathan Dexter

Music Teacher, International School of Hamburg


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
Atelier

14:30

Making Thinking Visible in the Drama Classroom
In this workshop we will look at different Thinking Routines developed by Project Zero (Harvard's School of Education) and how they can help us make thinking visible in the Drama classroom. We will practically explore a wide range of Thinking Routines and discuss when and how they can be used in the Drama classroom. Participants will be engaged in trying out the routines and on planning ahead on how they can be implemented in their classes.

Outcomes:
Participants will leave knowing a wide range of Thinking Routines and clear examples of how they can be used in a Drama Classroom to promote and develop student's thinking, making it visible, and developing a culture of thinking in the classroom.


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

Outdoor Group Activities - OGA
"Finland has the best Education System". Why is that? The Fins say one reason is plenty of short breaks or times outside. I will be showing you an idea a colleague of mine had, which I believe, is worth spreading. Implementing 10minute outdoor activity sessions twice a day, has had an incredibly successful impact on our students. This workshop will be for those who benefit from learning by doing. You will be encouraged to join in and participate, as I give you practical ideas to use with your students that will help them with team building and thinking skills all while being active in the great outdoors.

Outcomes:
You will come away from the session with some practical ideas on what you can do if you choose to get your students out of the classroom for short bursts of time, even as a one off or on a more regular basis

Speakers
AB

Anna Bracht

Teacher, Heidelberg International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

The Early Years: Mathematics in Action
Children from the age of 3 have a natural feeling for Mathematics in their environment. They create patterns, compare amounts, weight and start to count. In this workshop we want to show examples of implementing Mathematics in different activities that involve movement.

Outcomes:
Attendees get a variety of examples for a math related movement sessions:
• They will leave with practical strategies to implement effectively in their classroom
• They will know what to look for and strategies to document and support

Speakers
SR

Susanne Reiche

ELC Teacher, Berlin Metropolitan School
LS

Laura Sauer

ELC teacher, Berlin Metropolitan School


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

14:30

Using Google Forms to Enhance your Teaching
Tired of spending time at the photocopier printing tests and quizzes? Tired of e-mailing parents to gather information? In this workshop, participants will learn how to create quizzes and gather information about students and parents using Google Forms.

Outcomes:
An understanding of the advantages and tricks to using Google Forms. The ability to make a Google Form to collect information from students or parents.

Speakers
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Mark Eikelboom

Secondary School Teacher, Metropolitan School Frankfurt


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

Collaborative Teaching- Homeroom and English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers
Co-teaching or collaborative teaching models foster inclusiveness while meeting the language and literacy needs of students.
This workshop seeks to explore and unpack some of the benefits and challenges of co-teaching and literacy development. We consider the roles played by the classroom teacher and the English as an Additional Language (EAL) teacher in language and literacy development within the homeroom environment.

Outcomes:
Through this workshop we aim to equip and empower teachers with a few educational tools and ideas to achieve optimal student learning in an inclusive setting.

Speakers
TL

Tonianne Lederer

Elementary Teacher, Munich International School
MP

Miriam Palma

EAL, Munich International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

Creating a Positive Learning Environment in Your Elementary classroom
How can we encourage elementary students to move and participate in active learning when often we spend learning time in small classrooms? Help improve your student’s engagement by organizing your classroom into an environment that promotes active learning. Discover and discuss ideas for adjustments that can be made to your classroom that takes advantage of the space that is actually available. Leave this workshop with activities that are suitable for an active learning space.

Outcomes:
Leave this workshop with ways to enhance classroom space, and be provided with activities that can be used during active learning in Mathematics, English, and International Primary lessons

Speakers
avatar for Kiley Haller

Kiley Haller

Grade 3 teacher, International School of Bremen


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

English DOES Make Sense
This presentation will trace the English language from its origin to its current complexity. Historical milestones will be addressed of the development of English from the Celts and invasion of Rome, to Shakespeare and the publication of dictionaries. Teachers will be better prepared to help students appreciate the influences of other languages (e.g., Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Greek, French), and how English spelling really does make sense. In addition, some explanations of using the knowledge of phonology and morphology will be provided to support spelling skills for students with dyslexia. Often, English spelling is considered an outlier (Share, 2008), or "crazy" (King, 2000), and if spelling is addressed, there are still teachers who give students a list of unrelated words at the beginning of the week and test students on the words at the end of the week. English is not only predictable and logical, but according to Venezky (1980), spelling is the foundation of reading. Learning the history of the language of English, and understanding the phonology, morphology, and orthography of words, is critical in acquiring spelling and reading (Henry, 1988; Moats, 1995), and making sense of the English language for all learners.

Outcomes:
This presentation will trace the English language from its origin to its current complexity, so teachers will be better prepared to help students, including those with dyslexia, understand how English spelling really does make sense.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

Improving your ToK Essays
Ideas, tips and suggestions from an IB Examiner for the ToK essay.

Outcomes:
- How to better understand the assessment instrument
- How to embed knowledge questions
- How to write in a clear and coherent manner for a ToK audience
- How to use interesting examples to the best of your advantage

Speakers
HP

Hermione Paddle

Secondary School English Teacher, Bavarian International School e.V


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

Learning for Action & Impact through Global Citizenship
We live in an increasingly globalized world that interconnects us instantly. What are the implications of this paradigm shift for our students as we aspire to nurture them as global citizens? How can we educate, engage and empower students to see the world through a global lens and help them develop as global citizens?

This presentation will provide useful and practical examples for how you can teach students to develop a broader view of their world through positive learning experiences, including community service for action and impact. Furthermore, this presentation will share the value of teaching empathy, leading to development of social entrepreneurship knowledge, skills and dispositions through an understanding and sense of global citizenship to make a difference in the world.


Outcomes:
This presentation will provide and share:
• a range of useful insights, resources and tips to develop an impactful global citizenship program
• practical examples on how you can teach students to develop a broader view of their world through community outreach and service
• strategies to empower students through voice and choice to create and shape their future
• the value of teaching empathy and social entrepreneurship
• methods to enhance student skills through development of critical and creative thinking, reasoning, cooperation, questioning and communication
• approaches to foster and nurture students as positive ‘agents of change’
experiences for how you can engage and empower students to make a difference in the world.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

Polarity management – naming and facilitating the polarities in our educational life
Speakers
avatar for Fran Prolman

Fran Prolman

The Learning Collaborative
Dr. Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized consultant specializing in educational leadership, school improvement and instructional strategies as well as communication skills, critical thinking and organizational development.  Fran earned her doctorate in teacher training and... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

Student Agency in Child Protection: A Classroom Journey
Many schools are now focused on training staff about child protection and strengthening child protection policies and procedures. As a next step, school communities should be in the process of thinking how to bridge the gap from policy to actual lessons for primary aged children. In order for these policies to be truly effective, students must feel confident to act as agents for themselves in this context.

These lessons couldn't come at a better time, given the focus of agency within the enhanced PYP. Through a child protection curriculum geared towards primary pupils, students develop greater self-advocacy skills, as they learn about voice, ownership over their bodies and ways of taking action to protect themselves and others.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to examine current practice at her/his respective schools, discuss the importance of direct lessons for primary students, and explore how to get started in the classroom. View curriculum and supporting literature, and learn from a counselor who has taught these lessons for four years in the primary section of BIS. The presenter will discuss common questions/issues that may arise, key vocabulary to use, and effective types of scenarios to offer children aged 3-11 for meaningful discussion.


Outcomes:
Through discussion and exploration of resources, participants will learn practical ways to introduce a child protection curriculum (for students age 3-11) in the classroom. Attendees will come away with the motivation and confidence to cultivate agency in the area of child protection for primary students of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Holm

Kelli Holm

Primary Counsellor, Bonn International School
I have been in international education for 18 years. The entirety of those years has been within PYP schools in Europe, Asia and Africa. Before becoming a counselor, I was a classroom teacher (Grades 2-4) for well over a decade, and PYP coordinator. My counseling practice (particularly... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

Assessments that matter
How do we move beyond teaching content to become teachers of learners? Chandra and Emma will demonstrate how we use AtL skills and global contexts to unlock content and guide inquiry.
We will share practical strategies for all subject areas, including the use of assessment continuums that move classroom practice from explicit teaching to implicit learning.


Outcomes:
Attendees will develop an understanding of AtL application in the classroom. Participants will participate in global thinking routines, and will have the opportunity to develop their own assessment continuum.
Teachers will make connections between the global contexts and assessment design.

Speakers
CM

Chandra McGowan

Continuum Coordinator, FIS
EB

Emma Burns

Librarian, FIS


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

Differentiated Instruction & Practical Examples of Modification and Scaffolding – A Hands On Approach (Beginner level and Mid level)
 Review of the topic of Differentiated Instruction with focus on ways to simplifying
assignments, projects and assessments.
 Establishing realistic learning goals in the International School setting.
 A Special Education Teacher’s perspective to making the classroom teacher more effective
and minimize student frustration.

Outcomes:
Attendees can expect to get valuable information (or a refresher) on the 21 st century struggling
students’ learning needs and hands-on ideas to making daily instruction more effective.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

Drama Strategies in the PYP - Focus Upper Primary
In this session the participants will have the opportunity to explore some practical Drama techniques to support and expand upon the Units studied in class. There will be a practical element to the workshop to facilitate a better understanding of how the strategies can be applied.

Outcomes:
The participants of this workshop will approach an understanding of how they can apply certain Drama techniques with Upper Primary children to underpin and expand upon their knowledge & Understanding of a range of different Units.

Speakers
JL

Janine Lockwood

Secondary Drama teacher, Bonn International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

Introduction to the Language of the Moving Image

This workshop is intended primarily for IB Language and Literature teachers who are new to or unfamiliar with the language of moving images. On a recent Category 2 course for the new Language and Literature course, many literature teachers expressed their reluctance to engage with moving images due to their lack of knowledge in the field of film and media studies. Therefore, as a teacher of media and film, I have created a workshop that introduces several approaches to the study of moving images.


Outcomes:

Participants will leave this presentation with working knowledge and skills for how to approach the teaching of moving image. In addition, participants will come away with a host of resources and strategies to approach this area of study. The workshop intends to link content to IB Language & Literature.

Speakers
DH

Danny Howell

Middle School Teacher, Cologne International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

Tech Tools for Language Acquisition
In this era, it is critical to leverage technology in the classroom because technology is the #2 pencil of the 21st century. Students having fun within the framework of their school-based activities is an integral aspect of Effective Teaching and Learning. Language acquisition teachers have a specific niche: Their job is to teach students a whole new language, including the nuanced rules of grammar and cultural norms. Technology offers language teachers a chance to supplement their instruction by:
Differentiating: Not all students are the same. Each one has different strengths and needs. Technology give teachers additional resources to reach all learners.
Engaging students: Technology is often interactive, allowing users a chance to be engaged in learning experiences. You can't do that with a book!
Applying language: With language acquisition, you either use it or lose it. Technology gives students many opportunities to use their broadening language skills in real-world applications.
During this session we will share with you a few of our favorite user friendly tech tools for use in the language acquisition classroom.

Outcomes:
The participants can use these tools with their students in all language acquisition classes for grades 6 through to grade 12. These tools will help students to become more engaged language learners and make learning a new language fun.


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

15:45

What is your Growth Mindset orientation?
The session looks at what Growth Mindset means in the classroom and participants will take part in a survey to determine their own level of Growth Mindset Orientation. The session will include the sharing of some strategies to help build a more Growth Mindset oriented classroom environment.

Outcomes:
Determine participants own level of Growth Mindset orientation and some strategies to help build a more Growth Mindset orientated classroom, both teacher and student directed.

Speakers
KV

Kai Voigt

Science Teacher, Munich International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

Let's Perform Tonight!
The pedagogical outcome of this session is to use organisation, knowledge (both active and latent), a solid dose of risk-taking, and collaboration in order to prepare a 8 or 9 song performance on Saturday night.  The practical outcome is to provide 30-40 minutes of high quality entertainment just a few short hours after we meet.

The Girl Group/Boy Band theme of this year's entertainment will steer the song choice, from the Supremes to the Spice Girls, from the Beatles to the Backstreet Boys. All you need is to show up, join in as an instrumentalist, singer, or rapper. If you have any suggestions, please email me by December 31, 2019. I will prepare a small booklet of chord charts that we will choose from. In the first 10 minutes, we will see who is interested in singing lead on which songs and make our set list accordingly. The rest of the session will be dedicated to making music together and collaborating on our amazing performance.

OUTCOME
An amazing performance and a fun, intense, yet low-stress process

Speakers
BL

Brent Lund Bruning

Primary Music, Berlin Brandenburg International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
Atelier

17:00

Bridging the EAL gap
In this session participants will be able to acquire a better understanding of the uniqueness of an EAL student and develop strategies to reach young EAL students regardless of language barriers.
Strategies will be offered to help and motivate EAL students to improve their language in class in an engaging, enjoyable way. The aim will be to create an inclusive and welcoming environment in your classroom for EAL learners.

Outcomes:
A ‘toolbox’ of practical strategies to apply immediately into participants classrooms; a deeper understanding of EAL children’s experiences in classrooms.

Speakers
MG

Michelle Golledge

EAL teacher, International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm
I am a Lower School EAL teacher.


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

Creating discourse in the mathematics classroom
This course will be focused on how to ask effective questions and prompt students to create discourse among themselves in a mathematics classroom. Different depths of questioning will also be discussed during this session.

Outcomes:
To create more meaningful discourse (as a teacher) through questioning and prompts within a mathematics classroom.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

How the brain works: a neuroscience competition for students in Gr9-12
Are you looking for something to extend those students who are your Science boffins? For the last 8 years I have been involved in organizing the German BrainBee that has now expanded into a non-profit called DNO (Deutsche Neurowissenschaften-Olympiad). Originally the German BrainBee was to select the German champion for the International BrainBee, but DNO has a mission to get more neuroscience into schools so that students and teachers can learn more about the brain, nervous system and behaviour.

The competition is free to enter and all materials are in English. The students receive access to a unique study guide that has been created by a team of researchers who they will meet when they take part in the competition (21st March, in Bonn, Berlin, Frankfurt or Heidelberg*). Winners of these competitions get selected for the National Competition (April/May) and the overall winner represents Germany at the International BrainBee in Washington D.C. (August).


Outcomes:
All of the information and resources necessary for their students to enter a regional neuroscience competition (DNO) in either Berlin, Bonn, Frankfurt or Heidelberg* and full support from the DNO team.

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

Innovation in the PYP
This presentation will share ideas and examples of ways to innovate learning in a primary setting. The session will look at examples from a grade 2 project that uses making and creating to engage students. It will also focus on the enhanced pyp expectations and look further into how educators can meet the needs of learners in different ways.

Outcomes:
- have resources ready to take back to schools that can help promote innovation
- gain a deeper understanding of the new ATL's in the enhanced pyp
- have examples of collaboration between teachers that support learning
- understanding how curriculum demands can be met in different and engaging ways

Speakers
MJ

Mark Jeffrey

Primary School Teacher, Bavarian International School gAG


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

Movement and Yoga in the Classroom
Do you want better relationships, better health, better learning, better self-confidence, better focus and an overall better sense of well-being? If you're nodding your head yes, you're welcome to come and investigate how yoga, mindfulness, and kinesthetic learning can have excellent benefits for you and your students! Come learn how to set guidelines, how to get students invested, get easy to follow resources for implementation, what the research states, and we will try some movements together so you can evaluate the effectiveness for yourself. No experience is needed. I look forward to mind, body, and spirit growth for you and your students with this practice.

Outcomes:
• Examine what the research states about yoga, mindfulness, and kinesthetic learning benefits for students and staff
• Learn how to set classroom guidelines and routines
• Learn how to get students invested
• Understand and practice the easy to follow resources for implementation together
• Practice together so you can evaluate the effectiveness

Speakers

Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

The Collaborative Proactive Solutions Model; Turning Challenging Behaviors into Solvable Problems
Dr. Ross Greene has developed the "Collaborative Proactive Solutions Model" which is based on the core belief the all kids do well if they can. When educators view a student's behavior as symptomatic of an unsolved problem, they can work collaboratively to identify and address the underlying issues with them instead of for them. We have piloted the CPS model in our MYP, and the workshop will give educators cost-free tools and tips for putting it into practice at their schools K - 12.

Outcomes:
This workshop will give educators the tools and know-how to develop systems student supports that are effective and build student agency.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Stark

Beth Stark

MYP/DP Learning Support Coordinator, Dresden International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

Translanguaging – Teaching Multilingual Students by Fostering Students’ Agency
Translanguaging is a pedagogical tool that empowers students to critically, flexibly and creatively use their full repertoire of languages in a multilingual learning environment. Students communicate and make meaning of a new language by drawing on and intermingling specific linguistic features from their known languages. Especially in a classroom, where students are not yet able to express themselves in the target language, making use of their own home language supports them to understand the concepts and participate and make progress in their learning.

Translanguaging fosters students’ agency by seeing every student’s culture and home language as a resource for learning. Cen Williams and his colleagues coined the Welsh term “trasweithu” to allow Welsh and English to be simultaneously used in the classroom. They created several strategies so that students e.g. brainstorm in one language and write in another.


Outcomes:
We will be having a close look at the meaning of translanguaging by applying several strategies and setting up a choice of reflection questions to support teaching and learning.

Speakers
ZG

Zoe Grigoriadou

Teacher, IB Workshop Leader, Bonn International School Germany


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

Classroom Energizers
Participants in this activity-based session will learn fun, engaging, and simple exercises that take just minutes in class to “energize” your students. These activities can be used to make students and teachers more comfortable with each other, get the blood moving, laugh, and then help develop focused attention on the project/class work. This practical workshop is geared towards elementary school teachers, but activities can be modified to meet the needs of older students.

Outcomes:
Teachers will come out of this session with practical activities they can use in class on Monday.


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

Creating a Weekly News Broadcast in Your School
In this workshop teachers and school leaders will learn hands on how to make a school news broadcast and possibly show it over the school’s digital signage/TV displays and online/YouTube channels. We will work through a hands-on activity to produce a mini version of a sample news broadcast. This session is will introduce you to the various stages, roles, hardware and software solutions for a full broadcast system, from pre-production to post-production. You can see an example here. https://twitter.com/rhovington/status/1172518578681196544


Outcomes:
Participants will learn the various stages, roles, hardware and software solutions for a full broadcast system, from pre-production to post-production.

Speakers
avatar for Johnson Jacob

Johnson Jacob

Head of Innovation & Technology, International School Hannover Region
Active and engaged learner who loves music and nature, a proponent in pursuit of mindful living and peace, hoping to transcend hurdles through small steps to help make a difference in any way I can....for the common and greater good of all. Be well and stay safe...enjoy the little... Read More →
avatar for Besnik Zylka

Besnik Zylka

Innovation and Technology Learning Coach, International School Hannover Region


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

Digital tools: Empowering students to develop language acquisition
This Workshop will share three digital tools BrainPOP, Quizlet and Edpuzzle enabling learners to engage in tasks which allow them to personalise their learning and provide opportunities to reach their full emotional and academic potential. The learners will be engaged with and inspired by their learning. In a typical lesson using these tools, students will gain confidence in acquiring a broader range of scientific vocabulary.


Outcomes:
Participants will leave the presentation with a working knowledge and skills on how to employ three digital tools (BrainPOP, Quizlet and Edpuzzle) to engage students in tasks which allow them to demonstrate their learning and language acquisition in a variety of ways. Examples of how these tools have lead to improvements from students will be shared. Ideally participants will have these tools already installed onto their devices. In addition, participants will be enabled to sync their classes via GoogleClassroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lloyd Mallender

Lloyd Mallender

Science teacher, International School Hannover Region


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

Getting everyone writing
Do you struggle to get all the students in your class writing? Especially the boys? Then this workshop aims to offer realistic ideas to implement in the classroom. From using great texts written by other kids, great mentor texts such as graphic novels, whole class author circles and a sense of humour, anyone can turn their writing program around. This workshop talks about the challenges you may face in your classroom, how to overcome these and how to make writing a productive and joyful experience for all students and the teacher!

Outcomes:
Realistic ideas to implement writing programs in classrooms, tips on overcoming challenges

Speakers
avatar for Emmie Rose

Emmie Rose

PYP Classroom Teacher, Dresden International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

Rethinking Teaching and Learning - Innovative Approaches and Flexible Spaces
The workshop will give an overview of how we changed the teaching of German at ISD over the past few years substantially by using and applying flexible groupings, flexible learning spaces, authentic materials only and allowing and encouraging students to choose how and what they learn. Our strategies can be transferred to any other additional language learning situation. We will outline advantages and challenges of our re-thought pedagogy, including teaching and learning practices.

Outcomes:
Some examples of innovative approaches in both teaching and learning will be shown. Our re-thought pedagogy includes a variety of components. These include the use of flexible and functional learning spaces (physical, virtual and social), the use of authentic materials and the implementation of various models of both teacher and student collaboration. The advantages and challenges that we face will be addressed. The workshop examples are taken from additional language teaching. They can be transferred to any other subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Scherpel

Lynn Scherpel

German Teacher, International School of Düsseldorf
Lynn Scherpel, originally from California, teaches German as an additional language in all grade levels of the elementary school. Through many years of experience she continues to implement different teaching/learning methods. She incorporates learning through inquiry and uses variety... Read More →
avatar for Gisela Rabearisoa

Gisela Rabearisoa

German Teacher, International School of Düsseldorf
Gisela Rabearisoa teaches German as an additional language in all grade levels of the elementary school at the International School of Düsseldorf. Through years of experience teaching French, English and German in different school systems and to different age groups, she continues... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

17:00

We all have the power to make changes for the better - instructional coaching and its benefits to you
We all have the power and the resources inside ourselves to overcome challenges or to achieve our goals. Small changes that we make in our practice can be transformative and positively impact on our teaching, our student’s learning and our own personal lives. However, to make these changes, we need the time to sit down, consider what we would like to do, make a goal and plan our future steps. Unfortunately, for many of us, schools rarely present us with the opportunity to do this, but our AGIS session will. Together, we will work through a coaching conversation and plan the first steps to achieving your goal. Two instructional coaches were recruited by Frankfurt International School (FIS) in August 2018, and based on their work, we will learn about: a coaching structure, the theory behind the practice, how coaching has worked at FIS, and how it could work for you even if your school currently does not have a coach. Large oak trees grow from little acorns, so let’s start planting together.

Outcomes:
To understand the coaching process.
To have a first step towards your own preferred future/goal


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover
 
Sunday, January 26
 

09:00

Effective use of YouTube in your classrooms
In this presentation, I will be sharing and demonstrating how YouTube can be used effectively in your classroom. This presentation is based on my experience as a secondary school teacher, but the ideas can be used for primary classrooms as well.

Some of the skills I will be demonstrating are:

Creating custom playlists on YouTube
Embedding a YouTube video onto a webpage
Creating custom quizzes based on the content of a YouTube video and
overlaying it on the video using a third-party service.
How to create a custom resource list of youtube videos with student participation


A document with links to all the tools discussed will be provided and I will be demonstrating the use of most of these tools discussed. This is a hands-on session and participants are encouraged to bring their devices.


Outcomes:
I am going to present ideas on how to use YouTube effectively for classroom instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Vinu Cyrus

Vinu Cyrus

MYP Design Teacher, Dresden International School


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

09:00

Gender Bias, Behaviours and Safeguarding for all
The Council of International Schools (CIS) discovered through their research that there is a
gender gap when it comes to women in senior leadership positions in schools and that it also
takes women longer to be appointed and that they are also paid less.* Jane Larsson says that “A
majority of the issues we discuss with schools can be attributed to (cultural) differences.”
So, what are the biases when it comes to women in education? What behaviours reinforce
perceptions/stereotypes about women in the workplace that become barriers for aspiring
leaders. How can we ensure that our schools are places that promote equity, and healthy and safe
learning environments for all educators – that in turn impacts our students.
Jane Larsson (CIS) and Angeline Aow (@WomenEdDE) will provide an overview of Gender Bias
and Behaviours (unconscious/conscious) and examples of how to challenge behaviours that
reinforce negative beliefs and cultures. We will also share an overview of behaviours that
constitute harassment, bullying, discrimination, abuse and neglect. Some anonymised scenarios
that we can learn from and what needs to be put in place to ensure that all of us in schools are
safeguarded will also be shared.
We encourage everyone to attend to learn about how your action – and inaction – contributes to
gender parity, safety and security in our educational institutions.
additional information
* https://www.cois.org/about-cis/perspectives-blog/blog-post/~board/perspectivesblog/post/asking-the-right-questions-gender-gap-revealed-in-pay-for-international-schoolleaders
CIS has made great progress with their child protection focus and initiatives. This session
expands upon these same principles to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the adults in
our learning communities.


Outcomes:
Session take-aways:
• an understanding of the relationship between perceptions/bias and attitudes. How these
attitudes influence behaviours and the rationalisations we make that become self-fulling
prophesies that, in turn, become our biases.
• overview of behaviours that constitute harassment, bullying, discrimination, abuse and
neglect.
• an understanding that our international school communities are not immune to bad
behaviours and considerations and strategies to take back to your schools.
Underreporting in our institutions exists.
• strategies to ensure that we are building cultures of care and respect that safeguards our
whole learning community. Prevention is better than cure!

Speakers
avatar for Angeline Aow

Angeline Aow

Professional Learning and Development Coordinator, Berlin International School
Educator, trainer and regional leader of @WomenEdDE


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

09:00

Publishing books to keep students motivated in the writing process across the UOI.
Using independent publishing as a means to keep students motivated to be authors and illustrators. Generating a book includes different kinds of skills such as design, layout, technology, art, and organisational skills on top of the writing skills.
We will share examples of books published and the experience we’ve made in the process.
We use Lucy Calkins Writers Workshop to support the writing process


Outcomes:
Process of publishing a book and reasons why book publishing can support the writing process across the Units of Inquiry, and keep students motivated to be authors and/or illustrators.

Speakers
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Kathy Kukura

EAL Coordinator, International School of Stuttgart e.V.
Hi! I'm Kathy and I am from Houston, Texas, USA. I taught kindergarten, a special education self-contained elementary class, and an adult ESL class in the public school system prior to moving to Stuttgart and teaching English as an Additional Language in the lower school at ISS. I... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

09:00

Bringing Community Spirit to Your Classroom
A strong learning community is key to a successful school year. Using different routines can help to create this community within the classroom. Thinking routines have become an important aspect of classroom learning. However, emotional and social routines play an equally important role as well. This session draws from the Responsive Classroom approach particularly, the role of the Morning Meeting. During this workshop we shall explore the different parts of the Morning Meeting and share ideas and resources. We will be exploring this from a classroom teacher and an EAL teacher’s (specialists) perspective.

Outcomes:
To share personal practice of incorporating social and emotional routines in the classroom.
To share how Specialist teachers can also use these routines in their lessons
To come away with the tools needed to incorporate a Morning Meeting into own practice.

Speakers
RB

Rebecca Buckingham

Primary Teacher, Leipzig International School
CC

Courtenay Comiskey

Primary Teacher, Leipzig International School


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

09:00

Digital technology, AI and the classroom
This session will look at the implementation of digital technology in the classroom in general and the use of the Q Bo One robot in particular. We would consider set- up, programming and classroom use in the Primary school through to IB classes. At the Frankfurt International school over the past six months,students and staff in the Psychology department have been carrying out a LIVE examination of the AI Robot to see how effective and positive it can be in a variety of settings. Has digital technology started to impede our problem solving ability or can tools such as the Q BO One robot help students clarify their own thinking and develop new ways to process information?

Outcomes:
Attendees can expect a thorough review of technology use in the classroom, along with an appraisal of an innovative and unique tool, which COULD enhance student learning and cognition.

Speakers

Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

09:00

Look and look again – the skill of drawing people - for primary students
Using charcoal as our medium, this session looks at how we can support young artists when tackling proportion and the human form. The session will be an interactive one, learning how to look and look-again to create a more accurate or considered representation of what we see.

Outcomes:
Helping young artists to use observational skills to create artistic representations of the human form.

Speakers

Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

09:00

Low Floor - High Ceiling Mathematics Tasks a la Jo Boaler
Jo Boaler”s book “Mathematical Mindsets” has become a pioneering resource in inquiry based differentiated Mathematics courses worldwide. Open Ended Tasks are activities that have a clear learning outcome that can be differentiated in scope for multiple ability students. In this session, a variety of activities related to number theory, geometry, statistics and mathematical modelling will be shared and participants will have the opportunity to practice designing open ended tasks that link to relevant programmes such as IB DP, MYP and IGCSE.

Outcomes:
This session is aimed at teachers of Middle School and High School Mathematics programmes who are looking for robust activities related to their courses of study and assessment criteria but enable flexibility in implementation. In particular, participants will leave with:
1. A collection of Low Floor High Ceiling tasks that they can use in their classrooms which have been investigated within the AGIS group.
2. Experience in designing Low Floor High Ceiling tasks they can use in their individual classes.

Speakers
BL

Bryan Landmann

Head of Mathematics, FIS
I am passionate about integrating internationalism, technology and inquiry into all areas of mathematics education.


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

09:00

Positive intervention strategies for decreasing minor disruptive behaviours
"My workshop starts by discussing what is meant by the term behaviour and participants will be asked to consider what minor disruptive behaviours are in line with RTI tier 1. We then look at the impact on the whole learning community. We will think about potential triggers, and I will share Maslow’s expanded hierarchy of needs and make links to the triggers. The group will then evaluate proactive prevention strategies, and I will share some resources. Participants will reflect on their practices.
Next, I will share evidence-based culturally responsive strategies that respect diversity, and the participants are then invited to investigate others via the PBIS world resource website. I will discuss the importance of fidelity when applying strategies. Finally, I will share some natural, logical consequences, and again participants are invited to investigate further via the PBIS website. We will review and participants will be asked to commit to trying a proactive prevention strategy, positive intervention and a logical, natural consequence.
I wrote this workshop as part of my recent graduate studies (2018) so it is grounded in the latest research and evidence-based practices.

Outcomes:
Looking at, what minor disruptive behaviours are, triggers, proactive preventions, strategies and consequences all research/evidence based.

Speakers

Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

09:00

Team building activities for group cohesion
Team building activities promote active involvement, positive relationships and cooperation in and out of the classroom. In this workshop, participants will take part in a range of team building activities which can be quickly implemented in a classroom or school environment, with students and staff alike. The workshop will conclude with a debrief based on suggested models in the world of outdoor education.

Outcomes:
Participants will:
• Take part in a range of team building activities focusing on cooperation and group cohesion
• Experience the benefits of team building activities and their application to the class and school environment
• Understand the purpose and suggested techniques of a debriefing session

Speakers

Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:00
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

09:00

Concept Based Activities in Mathematics Classroom
Current changes in IBDP Mathematics courses aligns MYP Mathematics and DP Mathematics courses. The focus of teaching/learning shifts from “content based” to “concept-based”. In this workshop, workshop leaders from International School Stuttgart (ISS) will be sharing activities to reflect these shifts. It is aimed for MYP 4-5 and DP Mathematics teachers.
The first part of the workshop will focus on content, facts, and concepts in Mathematics. Participant will have a chance to explore these key terms and write a framework for a unit.
The second part of the workshop will focus on an example unit from ISS Upper school mathematics where various types of technology (Desmos, Geogebra, GDC) will be used to introduce the concepts of Functions.


Outcomes:
Develop an understanding of facts and concepts in Mathematics.
Use technology to explore the concepts in Mathematics


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

09:00

Restorative Justice and Shared Concern – using a positive approach to deal with bullying
Originally a practice taken from the Maori tribes of New Zealand Restorative Justice is now being used globally in schools, prisons, work places, by teachers, social workers and counsellors.

In this session, you will be given a practical introduction to the use of these two methods of restorative practice. All too often we see that a punitive approach to bullying not only fails to prevent further incidents but often can cause retribution from the offender, only making the problem worse. Restoration Justice or RJ for short is a tried and tested method seeks to create empathy in all parties and resolve the underlying causes of negative relationships. Shared Concern is a similar technique that is more specifically used when you have a group of students who are bullying one student. Again, it seeks to create a support network from what was once the exact opposite.

After this session you will have the tools you need to start to implement these two practices in your school community.

Outcomes:
You will understand the basic theory behind both methods and be able to lead these sessions in your school community.

Speakers
DF

Dan Furness

School Counsellor, International School Hannover Region


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

09:00

Teaching/Learning Science Through Modeling Instruction (Elicit Preconceptions
Modeling Instruction is a pedagogy specific for the teaching/learning of science in all subject specific areas (Physics, Biology, Chemistry). It works effectively across the spectrum of grade levels (K-12) and this workshop will offer a mini sampling of lessons (from physical science, earth systems and life science) that can be adapted to various grade bands. The session will begin with an introduction to Modeling Instruction, the research that supports it, and examples of the student outcomes that result when using it. In Modeling, we begin by eliciting the current conceptual model that students come to school with. This takes place through the use of a probe or phenomena where we ask students to draw a model of what they are thinking. We then take them through a sequence of experiments where they gather evidence and decide if this evidence supports or refutes their original model. This gives students the opportunity to reconstruct their model, and in the process, dispel any misconceptions they might have had. This pedagogy uses a Claim, Evidence, Reasoning structure and incorporates the key skill strands that are well aligned with both Next Generation Science Standards and the International Baccalaureate (PYP, MYP and Diploma) programs.

Outcomes:
Access to resources that support the Modeling Instruction pedagogy
An understanding of how Modeling Instruction can be implemented in the classroom
An appreciation for the impact that Modeling Instruction can have on deepening student understanding of scientific concepts


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 10:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover

11:30

Conference Closing
Speakers
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Fran Prolman

The Learning Collaborative
Dr. Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized consultant specializing in educational leadership, school improvement and instructional strategies as well as communication skills, critical thinking and organizational development.  Fran earned her doctorate in teacher training and... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 11:30 - 12:30
TBA Radisson Blu Hotel, Expo Plaza 5, 30539 Hannover