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Saturday, January 25

10:00 CET

The New IB DP Math Course- Applications and Interpretations: Sharing Resources
For all teachers teaching the new Application and Interpretations course for a few months, I thought it would be great to have a place to share very useful resources. I have created a selection of questions from different areas of the syllabus including numeracy, algebra, probability and statistics that can be used as an application of mathematics content taught in the course. These can be helpful for motivating the new concepts and for teachers presenting the material from the application lens.
In addition, this workshop will be a place of sharing resources and concrete example questions that are relevant.

To provide concrete tasks that can be used by teachers for instruction immediately using the new content and philosophy of the IB math program.
To provide a forum for teachers and IB administrators to share resources and experiences in this new course to enable us to serve our students better.


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

11:15 CET

Academic Language, Content and Study Skills – A Workshop for Students
Students require a firm grasp of subject-specific academic language and content in order to achieve success, and a focus on these key areas can form the basis of an effective study programme. Grade 9 students at Leipzig International School took part in a workshop in which they learned various revision techniques that paired academic language and content. Participants will experience this workshop in a condensed format from the point of view of students and will learn practical study skills and strategies to share with their own students.

Participants will:
• Identify academic language specific to content across a range of subjects
• Identify general academic language required to comprehend and compose more formal academic texts
• Understand the concept that all students are academic language learners
• Practice a range of strategies used to understand and learn academic language and subject content as part of a regular study routine
• Be able to use the concepts and strategies presented to run a similar workshop for their own students

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Matthew Lane

Secondary Teacher -EAL, TOK, Leipzig International School
I teach EAL, English Language B and TOK at Leipzig International School.

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

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.

Ideas and plans for outdoor learning that are realistic and implementable at the respective schools.


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 →

Catherine Haseneder

Lang. Acquisition German, Munich International School

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

13:15 CET

Democratic learning
You can see it in the daily news: Democracy is getting under pressure. However, “democracy needs democrats” (Friedrich Ebert), so it should be a cross-cutting task of schools to raise political mature citizens.
If you want to educate your students in democracy, you don't have to teach politics or humanities. Democratic learning can take place in every subject whether through topics or methods.
We will explore different ways of teaching democracy in different subjects, not only by the choice of topics but also, maybe more important, by choosing methods that support democratic learning. Furthermore, you will develop and share ideas for your lessons.

- You will explore ways of teaching democracy in school
- You will develop ideas how to teach democracy in your own lessons


Cathrin Hesselink

German and Politics teacher, Munich International School

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

13:15 CET

Sketchnoting for Teachers (Beginner level)
Sketchnotes are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn
typography, shapes, and visual elements like arrows, boxes, and lines.
– Mike Rhode (The Sketchnote Handbook)
After a short introduction into the concept of sketch noting this short workshop will cover
some basic sketch noting elements such as containers, lists or effective stickmen. The
workshop will conclude with a mini-sketch noting activity using these key elements.

Attendees can expect to get a first insight into a different way of note taking and an idea on how
to apply it in classroom.

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

15:45 CET

Assessments that matter
How do we move beyond teaching content to become teachers of learners? Chandra and Emma will demonstrate how we use AtL skills and global contexts to unlock content and guide inquiry.
We will share practical strategies for all subject areas, including the use of assessment continuums that move classroom practice from explicit teaching to implicit learning.

Attendees will develop an understanding of AtL application in the classroom. Participants will participate in global thinking routines, and will have the opportunity to develop their own assessment continuum.
Teachers will make connections between the global contexts and assessment design.


Chandra McGowan

Continuum Coordinator, FIS

Emma Burns

Librarian, FIS

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

15:45 CET

Differentiated Instruction & Practical Examples of Modification and Scaffolding – A Hands On Approach (Beginner level and Mid level)
 Review of the topic of Differentiated Instruction with focus on ways to simplifying
assignments, projects and assessments.
 Establishing realistic learning goals in the International School setting.
 A Special Education Teacher’s perspective to making the classroom teacher more effective
and minimize student frustration.

Attendees can expect to get valuable information (or a refresher) on the 21 st century struggling
students’ learning needs and hands-on ideas to making daily instruction more effective.


Beatrice Meyer

Secondary School teacher, Berlin International School

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

15:45 CET

Introduction to the Language of the Moving Image

This workshop is intended primarily for IB Language and Literature teachers who are new to or unfamiliar with the language of moving images. On a recent Category 2 course for the new Language and Literature course, many literature teachers expressed their reluctance to engage with moving images due to their lack of knowledge in the field of film and media studies. Therefore, as a teacher of media and film, I have created a workshop that introduces several approaches to the study of moving images.


Participants will leave this presentation with working knowledge and skills for how to approach the teaching of moving image. In addition, participants will come away with a host of resources and strategies to approach this area of study. The workshop intends to link content to IB Language & Literature.


Danny Howell

Middle School Teacher, Cologne International School

Saturday January 25, 2020 15:45 - 16:45 CET
Pacific 2
Sunday, January 26

09:30 CET

Concept Based Activities in Mathematics Classroom
Current changes in IBDP Mathematics courses aligns MYP Mathematics and DP Mathematics courses. The focus of teaching/learning shifts from “content based” to “concept-based”. In this workshop, workshop leaders from International School Stuttgart (ISS) will be sharing activities to reflect these shifts. It is aimed for MYP 4-5 and DP Mathematics teachers.
The first part of the workshop will focus on content, facts, and concepts in Mathematics. Participant will have a chance to explore these key terms and write a framework for a unit.
The second part of the workshop will focus on an example unit from ISS Upper school mathematics where various types of technology (Desmos, Geogebra, GDC) will be used to introduce the concepts of Functions.

Develop an understanding of facts and concepts in Mathematics.
Use technology to explore the concepts in Mathematics


Paul Giddy

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

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

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

09:30 CET

Low Floor - High Ceiling Mathematics Tasks a la Jo Boaler
Jo Boaler”s book “Mathematical Mindsets” has become a pioneering resource in inquiry based differentiated Mathematics courses worldwide. Open Ended Tasks are activities that have a clear learning outcome that can be differentiated in scope for multiple ability students. In this session, a variety of activities related to number theory, geometry, statistics and mathematical modelling will be shared and participants will have the opportunity to practice designing open ended tasks that link to relevant programmes such as IB DP, MYP and IGCSE.

This session is aimed at teachers of Middle School and High School Mathematics programmes who are looking for robust activities related to their courses of study and assessment criteria but enable flexibility in implementation. In particular, participants will leave with:
1. A collection of Low Floor High Ceiling tasks that they can use in their classrooms which have been investigated within the AGIS group.
2. Experience in designing Low Floor High Ceiling tasks they can use in their individual classes.


Bryan Landmann

Head of Mathematics, FIS
I am passionate about integrating internationalism, technology and inquiry into all areas of mathematics education.

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