3E Inspire Talk 2018 - Videos

3E - This time, it's personal

As we inquire into our learning environments and pedagogy, we must address how we co-construct learning opportunities in our schools. Learning Personalized: The Evolution of the Contemporary Classroom defines it as a process where, “Students own the learning experience by actively pursuing authentic, complex problems that inspire co-creation in the inquiry, analysis, and final product (student control).”

Professional Learning Live

Tailored professional learning that gives you the chance to spend time in classrooms observing, working with students, collaborating with teachers, co-teaching, documenting learning and reflecting in discussion groups. Special focus will be placed on inquiry into PERSONALIZED LEARNING.

Innovative Workshop Sessions

Diverse range of hands-on professional learning for teachers by teachers focusing on innovative teaching practices, inspirational keynotes, reflective sessions, personal inquiry sessions and social events.

3E Conference 2018

Invited Speakers

Dr. John Nash

Associate Professor and Department Chair

John B. Nash is department chair and associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky. John is a specialist in the design and prototyping of innovations in education. He teaches courses on design thinking, school technology leadership, and school reform. His current research agenda focuses on the methods to design and prototype innovations in education. John is also the director of UK’s Laboratory on Design Thinking in Education (dLab). The dLab promotes and studies the application of human-centered design, bringing community members together to create new solutions to previously unsolved challenges. John has held faculty positions at Iowa State University and the University of Texas at El Paso. As a social research scientist at Stanford University, John held associate directorship positions in two laboratories: the Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning (SCIL), and the Stanford Learning Laboratory, where he managed interdisciplinary and international teams of research scientists examining the effects of innovative technologies on learning. While at Stanford he co-founded the Open Eye Group, a firm with headquarters in the U.S. and Sweden, focused on bringing design thinking to schools and communities.

Dr. Beth Rous

Professor

Beth Rous is a professor and researcher who works with students and organizations to help apply research to generate new knowledge and solve real world problems. Beth believes all children have a right to high quality educational experiences and has generated over $97 million in grants and contracts to help realize this vision. Beth has worked at the state and national level to help build, implement and scale programs and services for children from vulnerable populations. She has conducted and provided consultation on numerous national research studies of significance funded through the U.S. Department of Education and Administration for Children and Families. She teaches courses in action research, foundations of research and research in educational leadership. Beth has been trained in special education and early childhood and holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Kentucky.

Dana Watts

Director of Innovation for 21st Century Learning

Dana Specker Watts wears many hats an an international educator. While working as a Curriculum Leader at HKIS, Dana also serves as the Executive Director of WLead which focuses on creating opportunities for systemic change for women in leadership throughout the international schools.
Additionally, as the Director of Innovation for 21st Century Learning, Dana collaborates on online courses, workshops and conferences, with a view to providing support to schools for sustainable change. Currently in the final stages of her doctorate in educational leadership through the CASTLE program at the University of Kentucky, Dana has also authored journal articles and a few self published books on technology and digital citizenship. An Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher, Dana has also taught online for SUNY Buffalo and the University of Kentucky, and she works as an education consultant for various international schools.

Duane Smith

International presenter, researcher and consultant

Duane Smith is an international presenter, researcher and consultant in Early Years Education as has worked in Australia, England and Turkey. Duane has taken on many roles within the field of education, as an Early Years teacher, Deputy Principal, Principal, Curriculum writer and Education consultant in both curriculum implementation and Early Years. Duane has coached and mentored teachers, teaching assistants and administrators to design and implement engaging and innovative systems to enhance student agency and inspiring learning environments for teaching and learning. Duane is currently working with Early Years teachers, locally and internationally, to develop a shared understanding of the importance of documentation, planning and collaboration to build both teacher and student capacity to personalise learning through play.

Ken O'Connor

B.A. (Hon), 1965; Dip. Ed. 1966, University of Melbourne; M.Ed., 1973, University of Toronto

Ken has been an independent consultant from 1996 to the present. He has been a staff development presenter and facilitator on assessment, grading and reporting in 47 states and 9 Canadian provinces and one territory and 25 countries outside North America. He has presented at many conferences in Canada and the U.S.A., including the Pearson ATI Summer Institute, (1996 and 1997 to 2016), Pearson ATI Grading Conferences (2006 to 2017), ASCD Annual Conferences (1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2018.) and First Educational Resources conferences in several states (2015, 2016 and 2017).He also was a keynote presenter at the EARCOS Teachers Conference in Bangkok in March 2003, and an institute presenter at AISA conferences in October 2005, and October 2007 in five countries in Africa. He has presented at NESA Conferences in Bahrain, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Athens, Muscat and Istanbul, and at ECIS in Amsterdam. In October 2015 he presented at the EARCOS Leadership Conference in Bangkok. He has presented at a number of Solution Tree conferences including the Assessment Summits in Atlanta in October 2007, and 2008, in Schaumburg, IL in April 2012, and in Saskatoon, SK and Victoria, BC in the fall of 2014 . He was a member of the ASCD Faculty and the ASCD Understanding by Design cadre. He is a founding member of the Canadian Assessment for Learning Network.

Schedule

Primary Campus

Time Title
8:15 - 8:20 Registration
8:20 - 8:30 Mindfulness
8:30 - 9:10 Period 1
9:10 - 9:50 Period 2
9:50 - 10:30 Period 3
10:30 - 10:50 Recess
10:55 - 11:35 Period 4
11:35 - 12:15 Period 5
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch
13:05 - 13:45 Period 6
13:45 - 14:25 Period 7
14:25 - 15:05 Period 8
15:15 - 16:15 Afterschool Activities

Secondary Campus

Time Title
8:50 - 10:05 Period 1
10:05 - 10:25 Break
10:25 - 11:40 Period 2
11:40 - 12:10 Lunch 1/Rhino 1
12:10 - 12:25 All Lunch
12:25 - 12:55 Lunch 2/Rhino 2
12:55 - 14:15 Period 3 & Mindfulness
14:15 - 14:20 Crossover
14:20 - 15:35 Period 4
15:35 - 15:55 Student Advocacy

Primary Campus

Time Title
8:15 - 8:20 Registration
8:20 - 8:30 Mindfulness
8:30 - 9:10 Period 1
9:10 - 9:50 Period 2
9:50 - 10:30 Period 3
10:30 - 10:50 Recess
10:55 - 11:35 Period 4
11:35 - 12:15 Period 5
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch
13:05 - 13:45 Period 6
13:45 - 14:25 Period 7
14:25 - 15:05 Period 8
15:15 - 16:15 Afterschool Activities

Secondary Campus

Time Title
8:50 - 10:05 Period 1
10:05 - 10:25 Break
10:25 - 11:40 Period 2
11:40 - 12:10 Lunch 1/Rhino 1
12:10 - 12:25 All Lunch
12:25 - 12:55 Lunch 2/Rhino 2
12:55 - 14:15 Period 3 & Mindfulness
14:15 - 14:20 Crossover
14:20 - 15:35 Period 4
15:35 - 15:55 Student Advocacy
Time Title Location
7:30 - 7:50 Arrival and coffee MPR
7:50 - 8:00 Mindfulness MPR
8:00 - 8:30 Welcome and Inspire talks MPR
8:45 - 9:15 InsPEERation Groups Various Locations
9:15 - 9:45 Coffee and mingling 2nd and 3rd Floor
10:00 - 11:45 Session One Various Locations
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch Global Cafe
13:00 - 14:45 Session Two Various Locations
14:45 - 15:00 Coffee 2nd and 3rd Floor
15:05 - 15:35 InsPEERation groups Various Locations
15:40 - 16:00 Inspire Talks MPR
16:00 - 18:00 Drinks and snacks MPR
Time Title Location
7:30 - 7:50 Arrival and coffee MPR
7:50 - 8:00 Mindfulness MPR
8:00 - 8:30 Welcome and Inspire talks MPR
8:45 - 9:15 InsPEERation Groups Various Locations
9:15 - 9:45 Coffee and mingling 2nd and 3rd Floor
10:00 - 11:45 Session Three Various Locations
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch Global Cafe
13:00 - 14:45 Session Four Various Locations
14:45 - 15:00 Coffee 2nd and 3rd Floor
15:05 - 15:35 InsPEERation groups Various Locations
15:40 - 16:00 Inspire Talks and Thank Yous MPR

Workshop

Paul Cheevers
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Why are you doing all the work? Your classroom is full of experts, take advantage of it. This workshop will take you through the process of identifying those experts, and guiding them through the stages of creating and leading their own workshops to their peers that are based off of their passions, but also the needs of the other students in your room.
Lester Stephens, Diane Sisson
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Through this workshop participants will gain a deeper insight into the theory and practice that underpins Restorative Practices, in support of Social, Emotional and Academic learning.
Caryn Pelletier
Audience: Primary and Secondary
The Reading Workshop model is intended to allow for differentiation while still teaching necessary skills in literacy. Participants will experience workshop lessons through: A mini-lesson Independent Work Mid-Lesson Check-In Conferring Reflection/Share
William Applebaum, Elizabeth McDaniels, Nathan Bennetts, Reyna Lazarou, Eric Nelson
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Whether you’re a nOOb or a seasoned operator, increase your XP by joining us for our session on gamification in the classroom. Join fellow clan members to start your quest and accumulate the strategies, points and skills needed to gamify your class. Our dungeon masters will help you collect Easter eggs to improve engagement, participation and learning across the curriculum. Enter the arena and learn to integrate elements of game design to level up your lessons and become a classroom Avenger. Your first task - Before attending, get up to speed on what gamification is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuDLw1zIc94
Duane Smith
Audience: Primary
How does the identity and experience of learning make it personal? This session will allow participants to explore the impact of both teacher and student agency in revealing the collective and collaborative potential for every learner. What are the responsive pedagogies that amplify the learning experience and lead to the building of a learning community?
Dave Richert and Tammy Westrick
Audience: Primary and Secondary
All students, no matter the subject areas, differ in their interests and readiness levels. In PE, we are creating an environment where students are engaged in a self-guided inquiry towards building skill development and conceptual understanding. We are implementing the tools necessary for students to identify where they are along a competency based progression, set goals, self assess, choose how to demonstrate their learning through GRASPS (based on multiple intelligences) and authentically reflect on their learning experience.
Beth Rous
Audience: Primary and Secondary
We all struggle to address everyday dilemmas in schools and classrooms. Is the curriculum working for teachers, for students? Do the instructional methods I use increase the knowledge and skills of students in my classroom? This session will provide an overview of how teachers and leaders can use action research as a inquiry tool to conduct investigations in classrooms and schools to support new practices to solve dilemmas.
John Nash
Audience: Primary and Secondary
In this session participants take on the role of designers, working in small design teams with students to use human centered design to tackle a challenge facing youth and rapidly prototype innovative solutions to that challenge.
Dana Watts
Audience: Both
Dana Specker Watts will help you look at traditional curriculum units through a different lens in this highly interactive workshop. Based on the guiding question: How might we design an integrated curriculum that helps students make unlikely connections across multiple our content areas? Dana will combine aspects of Design Thinking and basic curriculum design to discover, ideate, build and select creative units for your students. You will engage in strategies that are easy to replicable in the future with your faculty and staff.
Ken O’Connor
Audience: Secondary
Grades can provide important information for students, parents, teachers, and others but to be useful grades must be meaningful, accurate, consistent, and supportive of learning. Sometimes grades are "broken" and do not meet these standards. The session will begin with introductory ideas and activities to activate thinking about grading. The main section of the workshop will be the presentation and discussion of fifteen fixes for grading, fixes that will make grades accurate, meaningful, consistent and supportive of learning. Each fix will be introduced and then there will be opportunity for questions and discussion about each fix.
Kellie Oxlade and Jessica Jordon
Audience: Primary and Secondary
This workshop is based on the Harvard Project Zero course and Ron Ritchhart’s book ‘Creating Cultures of Thinking’ which places thinking at the heart of learning. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to extend your thinking on one of the Cultural Forces (Expectations, Language, Time, Modelling, Opportunities, Routines, Interactions, Environment) and how it shapes learning in your context. This workshop aims to encourage personal reflection on your educational beliefs and practices. Through group discussion and exploring resources you will begin to develop an understanding of what a culture of thinking might look like in your classroom.
Frank Hua
Audience: Primary and Secondary
With the newly updated iWork suite on the iPads; Pages, Keynote and Numbers have some incredible new features which will allow you to do some amazing things. In this workshop, you will learn how to publish interactive iBooks in Pages, draw amazing sketches in Keynote and unleash the hidden powers of the Numbers app.
Kurtis Peterson
Audience: Primary and Secondary
OK, so you’ve had the provocation of 3E Live!... now what do you do? This whole-day session will be for 3E Live! participants to look at ways to take their creative ideas and turn them into actionable items. We will look for ways around challenges you may face in your context. Please note: you will need to sign-up for both sessions on Friday.
Katie McLean & Susie Manthey
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Personalize mindfulness for your students and yourself. This workshop offers an investigation into how to create space for mindfulness in your classroom.
Mike BondClegg
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Is it possible? What could this look like? A case study will be presented based on ISHCMC’s transition from Studio 5 into Grade 6. We will discuss the pro and cons of ISHCMC’s current model, muse on agency within the IBDP and spend time creating systems focused on personalizing learning for the Secondary Students at your school.
Brian Gumport
Audience: Primary
Ever wondered how to build connections with a child that just won’t do anything in your class, is disruptive, or consistently defiant? This workshop will help educators take a step back and learn how to build a foundation of trust and safety in the classroom using children’s most basic form of expression...play. Attendees will be exposed to an evidence based skill that will help them build connections with students efficiently and effectively. We will do a workshop using volunteer students, make connections between play and systemic effects it has on students, and learn how to apply these principles to adolescents and teenagers.
Henk van Mourik
Audience: Primary (KG and below)
This workshop is an invitation to reflect on the choices your students can make in your EY/KG classroom (and maybe what choices are made for them). Join us to participate in brainstorming and sharing what helps the students to learn best, the importance of play, self-assess your role as a teacher and create a visual of our collective genius.
Kirsty Mclachlan
Audience: Secondary
This ‘how-to’ tutorial will give you the tools to guide your students in creating personalized-learning-platforms (PLPs). Using examples of student creations, we will see how PLPs empower students to creatively show their thinking, target selected audiences, evaluate their embedding of technological tools, teach concepts to others, and constructively network with their peers.
Lilu
Audience: Primary and Secondary
You will learn games that you can use in class right after the workshop. You will learn how to apply these games by playing the games yourself.
Rae Lang
Audience: Primary
If we believe children write to communicate, then how do we amplify their voice and hear what they have to say? Participants will learn strategies they can use immediately to help them ‘hear’ their students writing voice - and they may even find the writer within themselves!
Duane Smith
Audience: Primary/Early years
The skill set of the educator is crucial for empowering our young learners to make sense of the world they have found themselves in. To create a sense of curiosity, creativity and wonderment and to build heightened emotions beyond passive learning, let’s explore together how provocations, learning spaces and active reflection ‘really’ engage students.
Beth Rous
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Want to help improve planning and focus for both you and your students? This interactive session will provide basic information on how executive functioning and sensory processing can affect how we approach tasks. We will practice easy, practical strategies you can in the classroom (and even at home) to help support more focused work.
John Nash
Audience: Primary and Secondary
This session is for teachers, school leaders and anyone who wants to learn how to write more effective surveys to evaluate a program or better understand a community. Participants will examine and critique effective and ineffective surveys, be exposed to best practice techniques, and allowed the opportunity to practice those techniques in with feedback from the instructor.
Dana Watts
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Dana Specker Watts will help you look at traditional curriculum units through a different lens in this highly interactive workshop. Based on the guiding question: How might we design an integrated curriculum that helps students make unlikely connections across multiple our content areas? Dana will combine aspects of Design Thinking and basic curriculum design to discover, ideate, build and select creative units for your students. You will engage in strategies that are easy to replicable in the future with your faculty and staff.
Ken O’Connor
Audience: Secondary
As schools move away from traditional grading practices toward more effective practices there are a number of "hot button" issues that cause difficulties and sometimes derail the implementation. These issues include zeros, reassessment, late work, academic dishonesty, and the role of homework and whether to "count" formative assessment in grades. In this session, suggestions will be made about how to deal with these issues and there will be opportunities for participants to describe and discuss their experiences with these issues.
Kurtis Peterson
Audience: Both
OK, so you’ve had the provocation of 3E Live!... now what do you do? This whole-day session will be for 3E Live! participants to look at ways to take their creative ideas and turn them into actionable items. We will look for ways around challenges you may face in your context. Please note: you will need to sign-up for both sessions on Friday.
Tania Gollins
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Using the ‘Non-violent Communication’ model to understand and respond compassionately to your learners’. Help your students to connect with their emotions and needs and guide them to reframe how they express themselves and hear others.
Brady Cline
Audience: Primary and Secondary
We’re all using the word, but do we understand what it really means? Move beyond the jargon, and explore the theory behind one of the most-researched and best-understood psychological constructs of the last 40 years. In this workshop, we will define the terms, explore specific research findings, and consider how they might be applied to our work as teachers or leaders (e.g. Enhanced PYP implementation; PBL, passion projects, distributed leadership).
Kerryl Howarth
Audience: Primary and Secondary
This workshop outlines the impact of providing teachers the time and space to discover, dream and design innovation in teaching and learning. It will provide an insight into the power of putting teachers in the “driver’s seat” of their own professional learning. Also, it will show how strong systems and structures can grow innovation and build common approaches to teaching and learning in a large school setting.
Bill Hanrahan and Jenn Pratt
Audience: Secondary
How can you better leverage the power of Google to personalize the student experience in your classroom? In this hands on workshop teachers will build their skills with GSuite for education (Slides, Classroom, Quizzes and Sites) in order to personalize the pace of learning as well as teacher feedback. Create new and powerful opportunities for your students to collaborate, communicate, organize and manage their their learning.
Nhan Nguyen
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Collaboration, Communication, Creativity & Critical Thinking will be the focus of this ISHCMC FabLab workshop. You will learn how to use the micro:bit educational kit designed by the BBC and learn how to program it in fun and engaging activities. You don’t have to be a programmer to learn how to code and develop your own games in class. It will be very energizing and empowering to be able to learn these new skills. The key take away will be... “Student can be creators instead of being consumers”.
Alpha Butil and Helen Orobia
Audience: Primary/Early Years
The environment plays a powerful role in the classroom and school. It is viewed as the third teacher. It is flexible and creates a space conducive for collaboration and engagement for teachers and children. In this workshop, we will consider a systematic approach to transforming our third teacher and strategies that empower our environment and resources to ignite student learning.
Tanya Meftah
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Come learn practical techniques you can incorporate in your life to take responsibility for your individual waste. By forming a personalized consciousness of what type of “waste” you are producing you can take the correct steps to use this waste for your benefit. This is a student led, hands on workshop where we will have some contextual learning prior to building two compost bins which will be used to process ISHCMC food waste on Primary campus. You will leave with a strong knowledge of how to set up a similar compost bin at your house!
Vanessa Brett
Audience: Primary
Are these slightly mysterious to you? Why bother? What is the benefit for students? What is the benefit for you? Practice having a go at creating your own.
Danielle Richert and Tammy Westrick
Audience: Primary and Secondary
The power of student choice fuels personal learning. But how can we nudge students to choose beyond interest? Our workshop will explore strengths-based instructional practices that can support the development of learning identities, honor students’ individual learning progressions and help provide authentic opportunities for students to demonstrate mastery and understanding. We will also dive into how developing learning progressions can help students target their unique learning goals, at a pace that best suits them, while helping teachers target instruction to specific student needs.
Justin Ouellette
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Heard of Minecraft? Heard that it's good for student learning but not sure how to use the medium or where to start with your learners? Not sure how to disseminate the game from the educational component? Interested in opening up more ways to make student thinking visible whilst promoting collaboration, digital citizenship, AtLs, ISTE skills and more? If you teach grade three and up and answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you!
Martin Grist
Audience: Primary and Secondary
In this session we will look at the different elements of feedback. Through discussion and activities this workshop will be a mix of theoretical and practical advice on how we can best harness this powerful tool to help our students develop critical and reflective thinking.
Teresa Foard and Naman Berry (DP student)
Audience: Primary and Secondary
How can we support our students to thrive rather than just survive in the IB Diploma? Is there a place for voice and choice? How do we help students understand that there is no single correct pathway to the future but rather their own unique personal journey.
Hoang Anh Nguyen
Audience: Secondary
(Workshop will be in Vietnamese). How do you manage a classroom where all of your students are working on projects at their own pace? Trello helps you to see what’s happening in your classroom, who’s working on what and where students need support.
Steve Bagley
Audience: Primary and Secondary
This workshop will define the paradigm shift in second language acquisition pedagogy from compartmentalizing EAL instruction to thinking of English language learners as emergent bilinguals and discussing ways to promote deeper levels of understanding content through the use of students' home languages.
Nancy Snyder
Audience: Primary (KG and below)
They are reading before they’re reading… They are writing before they’re writing... Every learner, no matter the age, is a learner of language. From overgeneralized rules for speaking, to singing along, to invented spelling, to exposure to print, to active listening. How are we providing opportunities for young learners to see themselves as capable with language and to take the next steps?
Duane Smith
Audience: Primary
How does the identity and experience of learning make it personal? This session will allow participants to explore the impact of both teacher and student agency in revealing the collective and collaborative potential for every learner. What are the responsive pedagogies that amplify the learning experience and lead to the building of a learning community?
Dylan Citrin
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Recently ISHCMC launched a Learning Coach program to develop our practice at a grassroots level. This session shares important takeaways from this program. Working together, participants will leave the workshop with plug-and-play strategies to personalize rigor, energize collaboration and extend higher-order thinking.
Beth Rous
Audience: Primary and Secondary
We all struggle to address everyday dilemmas in schools and classrooms. Is the curriculum working for teachers, for students? Do the instructional methods I use increase the knowledge and skills of students in my classroom? This session will provide an overview of how teachers and leaders can use action research as a inquiry tool to conduct investigations in classrooms and schools to support new practices to solve dilemmas.
John Nash
Audience: Primary and Secondary
In this session participants take on the role of designers, working in small design teams with students to use human centered design to tackle a challenge facing youth and rapidly prototype innovative solutions to that challenge.
Dana Watts
Audience: Primary and Secondary
In this highly interactive workshop, Dana Specker Watts will help you deep dive into quest learning, a customizable inquiry model tailored to the interests, needs, and abilities of individual students. Based on the work of Dr. Marie Alcock, Michael Fisher, and Allison Zmuda, Dana will challenge your thinking as she helps you maximize student engagement through actionable goals. You will learn specific, instructional strategies to engage the hearts and minds of students using guided inquiry. Additionally, Dana will share specific examples of how this is model is being implemented within other international schools in the region.
Ken O’Connor
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Grades can provide important information for students, parents, teachers, and others but to be useful grades must be meaningful, accurate, consistent, and supportive of learning. Sometimes grades are "broken" and do not meet these standards. The session will begin with introductory ideas and activities to activate thinking about grading. The main section of the workshop will be the presentation and discussion of fifteen fixes for grading, fixes that will make grades accurate, meaningful, consistent and supportive of learning. Each fix will be introduced and then there will be opportunity for questions and discussion about each fix.
Frank Hua
Audience: Primary and Secondary
With the newly updated iWork suite on the iPads; Pages, Keynote and Numbers have some incredible new features which will allow you to do some amazing things. In this workshop, you will learn how to publish interactive iBooks in Pages, draw amazing sketches in Keynote and unleash the hidden powers of the Numbers app.
Tiffany Eaton and Jenny Morley
Audience: Primary and Secondary
This workshop is based on the Harvard Project Zero course and Ron Ritchhart’s book ‘Creating Cultures of Thinking’ which places thinking at the heart of learning. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to extend your thinking on one of the cultural forces (Expectations, Language, Time, Modelling, Opportunities, Routines, Interactions, Environment) and how it shapes learning in your context. This workshop aims to encourage personal reflection on your educational beliefs and practices. Through group discussion and exploring resources you will begin to develop an understanding of what a culture of thinking might look like in your classroom.
Indira Pappaterra and Germaine Siebert
Audience: Primary
Using the Zones of Regulation program by Michelle Garcia to promote self awareness and self regulation in Primary students. It helps you to know yourself so you can in turn build relationships with your students and co-workers. Build your emotional bank!
Monika Patla
Audience: Primary
Turning your Writer’s Workshop into a Collaborative Workspace or Makerspace. Where young people have the opportunity to explore what interests them to develop their story ideas. Here we will look at the 5 teaching strategies presented by Angela Stockman to turn our writer’s workshop into a makerspace.
Stephanie Kilminster
Audience: Secondary
Connecting TOK skills with ATLs and Inquiry in MYP/DP- Using this year’s TOK essay titles and TOK terminology, we will look at the expectations of the TOK course and how they exemplify different ATLs taught in the MYP. I hope through this process we can be more aware of the skills our students need to develop their own inquiry and analysis within the MYP. By doing so, we may learn more about how to help our students to become aware knowers, invest in and value their own learning and therefore become lifelong learners.
Matthew Taylor
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Have you ever sat for long periods and done your marking or have students that spend hours studying or completing their homework or pursuing their personalised learning goals and part way through you find you are and stiff? Join us to learn some simple practices that will energise the mind and body so that you can engage with what you were doing and empower your students to do the same.
Zhenying Liang, Phuong Do and David Celentano
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Storyjumper is a website that helps teachers and students to write and illustrate stories. The goal for using this is to inspire anyone who ever wanted to illustrate and publish their stories.
Nadia Ellis
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Participants will reflect individually and as a learning group to examine current beliefs, practices and indicators of agency within their roles in education. Be prepared for vulnerability. An explicit focus will be given to language and agency. How do our words influence agency?
Ciara Fitzpatrick
Audience: Primary/Early Years
This is an active session and hopefully at the end you will leave armed with new songs to sing, activities that keep children engaged and storytelling ideas for your classroom. Please wear comfortable clothing for this session.
Cindy Kaardal
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Participants will explore examples of how to use a range of Google Apps to amplify student voice in the classroom. Time will then be dedicated to hands on learning relevant to each participant’s individual needs. Creation of useful takeaways to increase student voice and self-paced learning is the focus of this session. Please bring a tablet or laptop.
Cheilaugh Garvey
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Art is an essential way in which humans communicate and express themselves. There are different intelligences teachers can tap into that will help students develop confidence through visual and cognitive skills. Explore a variety of exercises for students to expand their writing abilities and discover a more complex understanding of themselves in the process.
Duane Smith
Audience: Primary/Early years
The skill set of the educator is crucial for empowering our young learners to make sense of the world they have found themselves in. To create a sense of curiosity, creativity and wonderment and to build heightened emotions beyond passive learning, let’s explore together how provocations, learning spaces and active reflection ‘really’ engage students.
Beth Rous
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Want to help improve planning and focus for both you and your students? This interactive session will provide basic information on how executive functioning and sensory processing can affect how we approach tasks. We will practice easy, practical strategies you can in the classroom (and even at home) to help support more focused work.
John Nash
Audience: Primary and Secondary
This session is for teachers, school leaders and anyone who wants to learn how to write more effective surveys to evaluate a program or better understand a community. Participants will examine and critique effective and ineffective surveys, be exposed to best practice techniques, and allowed the opportunity to practice those techniques in with feedback from the instructor.
Dana Watts
Audience: Primary and Secondary
In this highly interactive workshop, Dana Specker Watts will help you deep dive into quest learning, a customizable inquiry model tailored to the interests, needs, and abilities of individual students. Based on the work of Dr. Marie Alcock, Michael Fisher, and Allison Zmuda, Dana will challenge your thinking as she helps you maximize student engagement through actionable goals. You will learn specific, instructional strategies to engage the hearts and minds of students using guided inquiry. Additionally, Dana will share specific examples of how this is model is being implemented within other international schools in the region.
Ken O’Connor
Audience: Secondary
“Nothing really changes until the grade book and the report card changes.” Curriculum, instruction, and assessment have increasingly become standards-based but parallel changes in grading and reporting have been slow, especially in middle and high schools. This session will focus on guidelines for non-traditional reporting. Issues that will be addressed include purpose, content standards, performance standards, learning skills/work habits, and student and parent involvement. Examples of non-traditional reporting will be shared and participants will have opportunities to discuss the principles and practicality of moving away from traditional reporting.
Brad Augustine
Audience: Secondary
How do we do effectively personalize learning in a class with 15 or 20 students? This will be a group exploration of how we can make that happen, especially at the secondary level. This workshop will largely follow last year’s workshop for those who previously participated.
Justin Babcock & Emily Heys
Audience: Primary and Secondary
This workshop will teach you best practices for the use of Google Drive, Apps, and Extensions in collaborating with your colleagues. We will also discuss ways of navigating and managing your classroom workflow.
Tania Mansfield (with special guest speaker at the end)
Audience: Primary and Secondary
Are you an aspiring ‘Rebel Leader’? As education moves in new directions, and the thinking behind ‘what is school’ empowers the rebels to make bold moves and challenge education and school as we know it - there is also a need for a change in educational leadership. How can we, as leaders, support the rebels? How can we grow and adapt as leaders and support the next generation of leaders to take those next steps and lead the next wave of rebels?
Marie-Theres Whitehead
Audience: Primary and Secondary
What questions do we actually ask in class? And how do they (if they do) further students’ understanding? Do we really grasp students conceptual understanding or do we assume more than understand? In this workshop, we will be looking into the different types of questions (factual, conceptual, debatable) and how to use them to make students verbalize their conceptual understanding.
Van Anh Ha
Audience: Primary and Secondary
This workshop will focus on sharing teaching practices in terms of using games or applying Visible Thinking Routines to facilitate students to personalize their own learning.

Parts


Part One
Professional Learning Live!

Tailored professional learning that gives you the chance to spend time in classrooms observing, working with students, collaborating with teachers, co-teaching, documenting learning and reflecting in discussion groups. Special focus will be placed on inquiry into PERSONALIZED LEARNING.

Part Two
Innovative Workshop Sessions

Diverse range of hands-on professional learning for teachers by teachers focusing on innovative teaching practices, inspirational keynotes, reflective sessions, personal inquiry sessions and social events.


Organizer

Venues

3E will taking place in Saigon at the International School Ho Chi Minh City. The two campuses will host 3E Live, on Wednesday and Thursday, where teachers will have the opportunity to see teaching and learning in action. The workshops, InsPEERation Talks and networking will take place at the primary campus.

International School Ho Chi Minh City is the oldest full IB school in the city. It has over 50 different nationalities represented. The academic year of 2017/18 welcomed the introduction of the brand new state-of-the-art ISHCMC Secondary Campus located less than 5 kilometers away from the ISHCMC Primary Campus. Over the summer, the Primary campus was renovated to include a new kindergarten area, new Studio 4 classrooms, Early Explorers indoor play area, new music classrooms, a state of the art FabLab, Food Technology classroom and soon to be finished art space. Both ISHCMC campuses are located in District 2.

Our campuses are carefully designed to provide a safe and secure 21st century learning environment, complete with the latest security and clean air systems. The new facility allows students of both primary and secondary age to flourish on campuses that suit their respective educational needs. This will allow refurbishment and redevelopment of the existing campus as it is converted into a primary school facility that enables our younger students to fully benefit from an inquiry based academic program.

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Secondary Campus