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Friday, January 24
 

19:15 CET

Brief welcome opener
Speakers
avatar for Fran Prolman

Fran Prolman

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


Friday January 24, 2020 19:15 - 20:30 CET
Europa 1 + 2
 
Saturday, January 25
 

08:30 CET

The complications and complexity of teaching
Speakers
avatar for Fran Prolman

Fran Prolman

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


Saturday January 25, 2020 08:30 - 09:30 CET
Europa 1 + 2

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

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

The presenter is a recently certified CBCI trainer.


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

Speakers
JC

Julie Carl

Teacher, International School of Stuttgart e.V.


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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Anna Orr

Anna Orr

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


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

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

iPads and Tablets - digital organization and lesson planning

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

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


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

Speakers
avatar for Marcel König

Marcel König

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


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

11:15 CET

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
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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Aki Schwan

Aki Schwan

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

Janese Boots

Teacher, Bavarian International School


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

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

Dispelling myths and reframing how we view Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
This presentation about ADHD aims to bring a new way of thinking about this much misunderstood condition and how to best support the children and their families in our care. If you are considering attending this session, click on the link below to ask any question you may ahve about ADHD. and take the survey.

Link to presentation and all resources https://drive.google.com/open?id=1p97tQAKk7qXfM8jXOveohQNpnGsIrDeJ (my contact is: c.freitas@bis-school.com)

Outcomes:
The session will be divided into three 15 minutes blocks. The aims are to discuss:
Block 1:   a) What is ADHD?
                b) Why working with students with ADHD is a challenge?

Block 2:   a) The myths and the facts about ADHD.
                b) The mental shifts that need to occur.

BLock 3:  a) The critical factors to achieve success.
                b) The strategies that can be implemented in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Freitas

Claudia Freitas

Teacher, Bavarian International School


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

14:30 CET

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


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

Speakers
JF

Jennifer Fueckel

Secondary Chemistry Teacher, Bonn International School


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

14:30 CET

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Francisca Alcántara

Francisca Alcántara

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


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

14:30 CET

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
avatar for Lenny Dutton

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

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

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

Speakers
BK

Birgit Kress

Teacher & CAS Co-ordinator, Heidelberg International School


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

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

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
avatar for Kiley Haller

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

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

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

Speakers
HP

Hermione Paddle

Teacher, Bavarian International School


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

15:45 CET

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

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


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

Speakers

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

15:45 CET

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

Fran Prolman

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


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

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

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

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


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

Speakers
MW

Mandy Watson

Secondary Vice Principal, Berlin Metropolitan School


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

17:00 CET

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
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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Beth Stark

Beth Stark

MYP/DP Learning Support Coordinator, Dresden International School


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

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
 
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
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

11:30 CET

Conference Closing
Speakers
avatar for Fran Prolman

Fran Prolman

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


Sunday January 26, 2020 11:30 - 12:30 CET
Europa 1 + 2