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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

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
avatar for Amy Moeller

Amy Moeller

Grade 4 Teacher, Leipzig International School


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

10:00 CET

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
avatar for Nicola Ferger-Andrews

Nicola Ferger-Andrews

PYP Early Years Coordinator & Early Years EAL Teac, Intl School of Stuttgart e.V.
Early YearsIB PYPEAL in the Early Years
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Carola Deinet-Knittel

PYP & German Teacher, Intl School of Stuttgart e.V.
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Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Asia 1

10:00 CET

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
I am currently the coordinator for our Early Childhood department as well as a classroom teacher for 17 lovely 5 & 6 year olds. I enjoy teaching especially mathematics and IPC, and have an after school club devoted to Community Service.


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

10:00 CET

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 CET
Europa 1

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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Marcela Caro

Marcela Caro

Spanish, International School of Bremen
avatar for Jose Caceres

Jose Caceres

Drama Early Years, International School of Bremen


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

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

13:15 CET

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 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

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

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
avatar for Sherri Cervantes

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 CET
Europa 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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Sanchez

Liz Sanchez

PYP Teacher, Intl School of Stuttgart e.V.


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

14:30 CET

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

PYP Outdoor Learning & EAL Teacher, Intl School of Stuttgart e.V.


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

14:30 CET

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
avatar for Elke Grassnick

Elke Grassnick

ES Teacher, International School of Dusseldorf
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

ES PYP Teacher, International School of Dusseldorf


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

14:30 CET

Outdoor Group Activities - OGA
Finland has the best Education System (apparently!). Why is that? The Finns 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
avatar for Anna Bracht

Anna Bracht

Teacher, Heidelberg International School
I have been a primary class teacher since 2005 working in Taipei, London, Shanghai and now Heidelberg and have taught grade 2,4 and 5. For the last year and a half (since having children) I have been assisting in a Grade 4 class. This role gives me a great opportunity to use my experience... Read More →


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

14:30 CET

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
JP

Jennilene Puse

ELC Teacher, Berlin Metropolitan School


Saturday January 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:30 CET
America 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

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

Counselor, 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 CET
Atlantic 1

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

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 CET
America 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

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

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


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