Conferences & Events
Founded in 1995, the IBSC emerged from the meeting of a small group of school heads and professionals who shared a passion for boys’ education. The group soon grew into a larger community of educators who recognized the potential to champion the wellbeing and development of boys by enhancing learning environments. From the very beginning, the IBSC has held a global view and currently includes several hundred school members from over 15 countries across five continents. A series of events held nationally and internationally are hosted each year at member schools, including the Annual Conference, which many consider to be the premier professional development experience for teachers.
IBSC Annual Conference
The flagship of the IBSC is the IBSC Annual Conference, hosted by a member school. Conferences have taken place in every major global region of the IBSC. Many schools consider this the premier event in their professional calendar. Our conferences feature leading experts on boys’ education. Since 1993, more than 1,500 teachers and school leaders have presented workshops on every dimension of teaching boys and school programs. The global networks and friendships kindled at annual conferences prove especially valuable.
The IBSC facilitates speaker tours, local conferences, and workshops in the major regions represented in the membership. Often these regional events provide occasions for in-depth focus, such as boys and literacy, the role of sports in boys’ schools, boys’ wellness, boys and technology, and character and honor codes. The IBSC is committed to the expansion of these regional initiatives, which often spark innovative approaches and topics for our global collaboration and programs.
One Schoolhouse Courses
In collaboration with the One Schoolhouse/Online School for Boys, we have assembled the several professional development courses for boys’ school educators: Introduction to Blended Learning, Introduction to Teaching Online, Academic Planning for Online and Blended Learning, and Single Gender Education – A Course for Teachers New to Boys’ Schools. These programs help boys’ schools faculty members and administrators become familiar with new teaching paradigms and explore them with a cohort of fellow boys’ school educators.
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