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Saturday, January 25
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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