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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

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
avatar for Faida Williams

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 CET
Africa 1

10:00 CET

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
avatar for Brian Bould

Brian Bould

Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher, Thuringia International School


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

10:00 CET

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
avatar for Maryam Ferdosi

Maryam Ferdosi

Secondary Ed Tech Coordinator, 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 CET
Asia 2

10:00 CET

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
avatar for Andrea Seelbach

Andrea Seelbach

PYP Music & German Teacher, Intl 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 since 2006.)


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

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

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
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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 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

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
avatar for Victoria Fernandez

Victoria Fernandez

Teacher, Heidelberg International School


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

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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Renske Oort

Renske Oort

Teacher, Frankfurt International School Wiesbaden
avatar for Andrea Uhl

Andrea Uhl

Teacher, Frankfurt International School Wiesbaden


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

Spanish, International School of Bremen
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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

11:15 CET

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
ML

Marsha Lenz

Grade 1 Teacher, International School of Hamburg


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

11:15 CET

From Calculators to Problem Solvers
Have you ever struggled teaching a students how to solve word problems? Have you watched a student sit hopelessly confused in front of a string a words and numbers trying random combinations of operations or giving up entirely? If yes then this is the workshop for you! A strategy to help students develop into problem solvers will be shared. This 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 a strategy to help their students engage with, enjoy and understand word problems allowing for differentiation at the same time.

Speakers
JC

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 CET
Pacific 2

11:15 CET

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
SH

Sabrina Händschke

German Teacher, International School of Hamburg
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Kaja Ritters

German Teacher, ISH


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

11:15 CET

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
CS

Catherine Shave

Academic Support Teacher / Grade Coordinator for G, Munich International School
This is my 6th year as part of the MIS faculty where I am part of the Learning Support team for grades 5 - 8, with a focus on Maths, Science and ATL skills. This year I am also supporting learning enrichment with our more able students. I am also the Grade Coordinator for Grade 6... Read More →
CH

Catherine Haseneder

Lang. Acquisition German, Munich International School


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

11:15 CET

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

Speakers
MR

Matt Rose

Librarian & Digital Learning Integration Coach, International School of Stuttgart e.V.


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

11:15 CET

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 CET
Atlantic 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

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

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

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


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

13:15 CET

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
avatar for Aisha Kristiansen

Aisha Kristiansen

Primary Ed Tech Coordinator, 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 CET
Pacific 2

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
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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
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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

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
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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 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
AK

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

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
avatar for Muna Kashkari

Muna Kashkari

ES Technology Integration Teacher, International School of Dusseldorf


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

14:30 CET

Successfully supporting innovation through STEAM in the PYP/MYP
STEAM (or MINT) is becoming a focus in many schools. ISS have used this focus to support or students in strengthening their approaches to learning and innovative mindset. An approach has been created to systematically embed STEAM activities throughout the curriculum and outside of classes, and opportunities have been scaffolded for natural and spontaneous implementation of STEAM too.
In order to do this successfully many key issues needed to be addressed:
  • A clear scope and sequence across the school.
  • STEAM extra-curricular clubs, including robotics
  • Regular off-time table STEAM days, including student choice
  • Sharing STEAM/Tech ideas at staff meetings
  • Visiting external STEAM experts 
  • Showing students inspirational examples of STEAM happening outside of school
  • PYP: providing some meaningful,  transdisciplinary time within the units of inquiry for students to have these opportunities
  • MYP: providing meaningful interdisciplinary units between Design and other subjects
  • Providing support for teachers to enable them to easily embed STEAM in their curriculum - taking the fear out of STEAM!
  • Making sure that STEAM has meaningful impact, and we are not just ticking a box!



Speakers
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Lenny Dutton

Design Teacher, International School of Stuttgart e.V.
@LennyDutton
RK

Robin Karnatz

Digital Learning Integration Coach & PYP Teacher, Intl School of Stuttgart e.V.


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

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
MA

Muneeb Arshid

Upper School Biology/CPO, International School of Bremen


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

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

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
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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

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 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

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 Teacher, Munich International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45 CET
Hannover

15:45 CET

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
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Kiley Haller

Grade 5 Teacher / IPC Coordinator, International School of Bremen


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45 CET
Africa 2

15:45 CET

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
avatar for Cheryl A. Young

Cheryl A. Young

PYP Learning Support Coordinator, Dresden International School
I am the PYP Learning Support Coordinator at Dresden International School. I have taught in the US, Egypt, Malaysia, South Africa, Azerbaijan and Germany. I have been creating decodable book series for early elementary students with reading decoding difficulties (dyslexia), and am... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45 CET
America 2

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

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

Drama Teacher, Bonn International School


Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45 CET
Australia

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
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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

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

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

Teacher, Bavarian International School


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

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
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Jeannette Luther

PYP Teacher, Berlin Metropolitan School


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

17:00 CET

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

Primary school German Teacher, Bonn International School


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

17:00 CET

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.

Speakers
CP

Cindy Presse

ES Teacher, International School of Dusseldorf
LW

Lauren Wells

ES Teacher, International School of Dusseldorf


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

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
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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 →
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Besnik Zylka

Teacher, International School Hannover Region


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

17:00 CET

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
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Emmie Rose

PYP Classroom Teacher, Dresden International School


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

17:00 CET

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

ES German Teacher, International School of Dusseldorf
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 →
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Gisela Rabearisoa

ES German Teacher, International School of Dusseldorf
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 CET
Asia 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

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.
This year we have started using the Lucy Calkins Writers Workshop in Grade 1 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

PYP Teacher and EAL Coordinator, Intl 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. I have been teaching English as an Additional Language in the lower school... Read More →


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

09:30 CET

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

EAL Teacher/ English Coordinator, Leipzig International School
CC

Courtenay Comiskey

EAL Teacher/ EAL Coordinator, Leipzig International School


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

09:30 CET

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
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Sara Larrington

Learning Support Specialist, Dresden International School
I have been in education for 20 years both in the UK and Internationally. I originally started as a mainstream class teacher and then diversified into special education. My areas of expertise are behaviour, autism spectrum disorders and sensory processing. I am a person with Aspergers... Read More →


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

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
DF

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

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

Speakers
SG

Sheri Gates

teacher, Frankfurt International School


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

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
BB

Brendan Byrne

Teacher - Physical Education, Leipzig International School


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