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Saturday, January 25
 

10:00 CET

An update on the 2020 Programme Standards and Practices: a framework for school development
The session introduces the 2020 Standards and practices and provides an opportunity to explore their design as a framework for continuous school development.

Familiarization with the 2020 programme standards and practices and how they support school development.

Speakers
avatar for Katrin Fox

Katrin Fox

Manager International Baccalaureate Organization, IB World Schools
Katrin Fox is currently IBWS Manager after she joined the IB as DP School Services Manager AEM in 2014. She supports a portfolio of authorized IB World Schools offering all four programmes in 41 different countries. Katrin has got extensive experience of IB programme implementation... Read More →
avatar for Margareth Harris

Margareth Harris

IB World Schools Manager, IB World Schools
Margareth is currently an IB World Schools Manager, supporting a portfolio of authorised IB World Schools offering one or more of the four programmes in 74 countries, located in all 3 IB regions of the world. Prior to this, Margareth was the MYP school services manager for AEM and... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Pacific 1

10:00 CET

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
avatar for Anna Orr

Anna Orr

History 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 approaches to teaching and trying to make learning as engaging, creative and inclusive as I can!


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Hannover

10:00 CET

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
avatar for Emmanuelle Tessier

Emmanuelle Tessier

MYP/DP Language Acquisition Teacher, Intl School of Stuttgart e.V.
Language acquisitionFrench BMYPDP


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Pacific 2

10:00 CET

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
avatar for Goran Markovic

Goran Markovic

PYP PE Teacher, International School of Stuttgart e.V.


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Australia

10:00 CET

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
avatar for Kerry Frazer

Kerry Frazer

Business Studies, Global Perspectives Teacher, Leipzig International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
America 2

10:00 CET

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 CET
Berlin

11:15 CET

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
avatar for Martina Wohlers

Martina Wohlers

teacher, Teacher


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15 CET
Europa 2

11:15 CET

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
avatar for Marcel König

Marcel König

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


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15 CET
Berlin

11:15 CET

To be BRIEF – Let’s talk solution focus!
In teaching, counselling and school administration, the work we do in schools is focused on promoting success; nurturing positive change.  Directly or indirectly, we strive to find ways to improve student learning opportunities. When we focus on the “problem”, the chances are we get bogged down in the “problem”. When we shift the emphasis to describing our best hopes and our preferred futures, we are empowered to construct a solution-focused path, using skills and capabilities we already have in our toolbox.
We (the student, the teacher, the team) are the agents of our own change and the questions we ask of ourselves determine how best we can be the expert in our own learning and change. The more we recognize what we do well, the better the foundation we have to build upon. We can use solution-focused approaches to better understand ourselves as educators, our students, their parents and our colleagues.

The aim of this session is to introduce solution focused ideas for a variety of purposes, for example in pastoral care of individual children or small groups, class management, conflict resolution, for behavioural management, in staff self-appraisals and professional coaching, and for our campus annual goal setting.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Kupke

Sarah Kupke

Head of Campus, International School of Stuttgart Sindelfingen Campus
I have been the Head of Campus of the International School of Stuttgart’s satellite school in Sindelfingen since 2004. Over the past 13 years we have developed a dual-language programme to nurture the additional language development, while supporting and strengthening the mother... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15 CET
Atlantic 2

11:15 CET

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
JT

Jamie Thomas

Learning Leader I and S, International School Hannover Region


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:15 - 12:15 CET
Europa 1

11:15 CET

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
avatar for Victor González

Victor González

Spanish Upper School, 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 CET
Asia 1

13:15 CET

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
avatar for Jessica Morgan

Jessica Morgan

3rd grade teacher, International School Ulm/Neu-Ulm
avatar for Angela Collins

Angela Collins

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


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15 CET
Atlantic 2

13:15 CET

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
MR

Maude Robitaille

Head of Department, Languages / TOK Coordinator, Berlin Metropolitan School


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15 CET
Hannover

13:15 CET

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
avatar for Simon Waterworth

Simon Waterworth

ES PYP OLE Teacher, International School of Dusseldorf


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15 CET
Berlin

13:15 CET

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
CH

Cathrin Hesselink

German and Politics teacher, Munich International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15 CET
Pacific 1

13:15 CET

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 CET
Africa 1

13:15 CET

Let’s Play Music Across the Curriculum
This workshop is designed to inspire the participants to create their own project combining music and their subject without being music experts.
Firstly, we will discuss the benefits of project-based learning as an opportunity to give students a voice and enhance their creativity. Secondly, we will analyse two projects conducted at MIS: “Rappers at  MIS”, a set videos with a rap in Spanish created by the Language B students; 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
avatar for Ana Brenes

Ana Brenes

Language Teacher, Munich International School
I was born in Spain but have lived most of my life abroad. I wanted to be a teacher since I was in preschool and am very pleased to experience how my dream became true.


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15 CET
Asia 2

13:15 CET

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 CET
Atelier

13:15 CET

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.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Habicht-Geels

Valerie Habicht-Geels

GAL Teacher/ German Coordinator, Leipzig International School
I am dutch. I graduated in two studies: one as a primary school teacher and the 2nd as an actress. Both Bachelor studies were done in the Netherlands. After graduating I went to Canada and learned from Keith Johnstone's masterclasses in his Summer School. I performed in more than... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15 CET
Atlantic 1

14:30 CET

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 CET
Africa 2

14:30 CET

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
JF

Jennifer Fueckel

Secondary Chemistry Teacher, Bonn International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30 CET
Pacific 1

14:30 CET

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
avatar for Francisca Alcántara

Francisca Alcántara

Spanish and Mindfulness teacher, Munich International School
People should talk to me about anything they want.


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30 CET
Europa 2

14:30 CET

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 CET
Atelier

14:30 CET

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
avatar for Mark Eikelboom

Mark Eikelboom

Secondary Chemistry & Math Teacher, Metropolitan School Frankfurt
avatar for Richard Pinder

Richard Pinder

Primary School Teacher, Metropolitan School Frankfurt
Grade 1 Teacher. Primary with Music.


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30 CET
Africa 1

15:45 CET

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

Teacher, Bavarian International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45 CET
Pacific 1

15:45 CET

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 CET
Atlantic 2

15:45 CET

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 CET
Asia 2

17:00 CET

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
PA

Paul Anderson

Secondary Math Teacher, Berlin Brandenburg International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00 CET
Pacific 1

17:00 CET

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
MW

Mandy Watson

Secondary Vice Principal, Berlin Metropolitan School


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00 CET
Pacific 2

17:00 CET

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
avatar for Jeannette Luther

Jeannette Luther

PYP Teacher, Berlin Metropolitan School


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00 CET
Africa 1

17:00 CET

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 Dr. K. Johnson Jacob

Dr. K. 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

Teacher, International School Hannover Region


Saturday January 25, 2020 17:00 - 18:00 CET
Berlin

17:00 CET

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 CET
America 1

17:00 CET

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 CET
Asia 2
 
Sunday, January 26
 

09:30 CET

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.


Here is a link to my presentation



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

IB MYP teacher, Dresden International School


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:30 - 11:00 CET
Atlantic 1

09:30 CET

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
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Angeline Aow

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


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:30 - 11:00 CET
Atlantic 2

09:30 CET

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

Speakers
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Paul Giddy

MYP/DP Math Teacher, Intl School of Stuttgart e.V.
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Nuriye Singh

MYP/DP Mathematics Teacher & Subject Leader, Intl School of Stuttgart e.V.
Nuriye has been teaching MYP/DP Mathematics HL/SL and has a wide range of experiences in international schools. She has a particular interest in developing inquiry-based teaching/learning materials which encourage the use of technology to improve conceptual understandings while ensuring... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:30 - 11:00 CET
Pacific 2

09:30 CET

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
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Dan Furness

Head of Whole School Support, Secondary Counsellor, International School Hannover Region


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:30 - 11:00 CET
Asia 1

09:30 CET

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
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Brendan Byrne

Teacher - Physical Education, Leipzig International School


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:30 - 11:00 CET
Africa 2