Workshops

Workshop Descriptions

The conference workshop program and descriptions, including the complete 2015-16 Action Workshop Program, are posted. Thematically organized around the conference topics of Global Citizenship and Environmental Stewardship, the workshops (60 minutes in length) are grouped into five time blocks during the conference. We invite you to spend some time reviewing the rich and provocative program. (Please note the program is subject to minor changes.)

Presentation Materials

For those presenters who have supplied presentation materials, links to the materials are posted below their workshop descriptions.

Workshop Blocks

Note: Action Research Boys as Global Citizens Presentations are included in BLOCK 4. Be sure to check out the Action Research poster slideshow, too.

BLOCK 1 - Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

FEATURED WORKSHOPS

Shimi Kang: Guiding Toward Self-Motivation and 21st Century Leadership
Location: Auditorium

See Shimi Kang’s full bio here or on the mobile app.

Jake Locke: Mindfulness Training in the Classroom
Location: Learning Commons

See Jake Locke’s full here or on the mobile app.
Presentation

IBSC FEATURED WORKSHOP
Transgender Policies in Boys' Schools: A Roundtable Conversation
Room: Socials Commons
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Join this roundtable conversation on how IBSC schools have created policies around the enrollment and matriculation of transgender students. Find time to share and learn what schools are doing around the support, admission, and matriculation of transgender students.
Presenter: David Faus, St. Paul's School (United States)
Presentation

WORKSHOPS

Action Research: Paving Pathways to Global Citizenship
Room: 115
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Explore observations of our global citizens in the making. Action research reveals that boys have many opportunities to engage in global matters, but are not always equipped with the skills and resilience these challenges require. Learn practical ways we have addressed these needs and empowered boys to see themselves as valuable contributors to the global community.
Presenters: Emma Rothwell, Jessica Simon, and Ross Tarlinton, St. Joseph's College (Australia)

Boys' Motivation for Reading in the Second Language Class: An Exploratory Study
Room: 306
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

An exploratory study conducted in a grade 9 class in an all-boys school sheds new light on the paradigm of motivation for reading in the second language class. Get an introduction to the teaching practices in reading in the second language class that impacted the construction of self-efficacy and motivation among reluctant male adolescent readers who used to see reading as a boring task.
Presenters: Valérie Arsenault, Selwyn House (Canada); Nadia Bazinet, Faculty of Education, University of Montreal (Canada)

Building Global Citizens in a Boarding Community Setting
Room: 211
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Five critical factors contribute to a boarding community’s success in becoming a center of excellence that enables its boys to develop into well-rounded global citizens. Central to the development of the boys is building a strong sense of community, empathy, and diversity obtained through a variety of experiences that enhance academic experiences.
Presenter: Darren Roylett, Prince Alfred College (Australia)

Catch and Release: Lessons from Raising Trout in the Classroom
Room: 103
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Learn how to customize the Trout in the Classroom program to reinforce lessons of global responsibility and conservation in grades PK-9. Empowering boys to care for and raise trout, from egg to parr, increases engagement and motivates boys to "act locally." Gain practical classroom strategies to promote environmental stewardship.
Presenters: Andrea Millard and John Munro, Fairfield Country Day School (United States)

Designing for Enrollment
Room: 110
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

As more users look to social media and search for independent school research and recommendations, your website is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for enrollment. So how do you make sure you're not just another fish in the sea? Explore the latest web design trends, and changes to Google search in 2016, that are bound to give your inquiry and applicant numbers a boost.
Presenter: Tim McDonough, Finalsite (United States)
Presentation

Engaging the Whole Heart: Nurturing a Global Mindset Through Service Learning
Room: 109
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Schools employ service learning projects to promote values formation in boys. Evidence infers that such programs are important in nurturing numerous positive personality and behavioral traits. Qualitative analysis of our experiences confirms this and suggests significant change in boys’ social conscience and understanding of the world, equipping them to become agents of global moral change.
Presenter: Anthony Shuttleworth, Hilton College (South Africa)

Freshman Seminar: Tackling Non-Academic Issues When “You Don’t Have Time”
Room: 126
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

The Seminar program at Boys’ Latin encompasses flexible, half-hour, teacher-led sessions held every seven days. Small groups explore timely, non-academic topics focused on citizenship and social and emotional wellness in the broadest sense. The result is elevated student engagement and shared perspectives on immediately relevant issues shaping the role of students in their school community and the world.
Presenters: Cathy Badmington, Megan Kenney, and Brian Mitchell, Boys' Latin School of Maryland (United States)
Presentation

From the Ends of the Earth: A Global Experiential Education Framework
Room: 105
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Explore the intersection of global education and experiential education. Learn how we developed a pedagogy that combines the two, and discover the practical examples established at The Scots College in our “Three Peaks” model.
Presenters: Hugh Chilton and Ian Lambert, The Scots College (Australia)

How Teaching the "Whole Boy" Develops Well-Rounded, Global Citizens
Room: 128
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Teaching the whole boy to become a productive, global citizen of the future involves three key areas for consideration: developing a positive young man through effective pastoral care programs; challenging students and teachers to engage in their learning using 21st century, innovative environments; and producing effective leaders through inspiring leadership programs.
Presenter: John Chalvatzis, Ipswich Grammar School (Australia)
Presentation

iPadagogy: Strengthening Boys’ Engagement and Opening Them to the World
Room: 229
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Examine the results of a yearlong doctoral study of the integration of iPads in curricula and pedagogy among middle school boys, including a summary of teachers’ views about the successes and challenges of mobile technology instruction. Pay particular attention to how the initiative enhances boys’ global perspectives and strengthens engagement in learning.
Presenter: Michael Reichert, Saint Edmond's Academy (United States)
Presentation

Out of Our Heads, into Their Hearts: Using Student Voice to Guide Global Education
Room: 230
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Who and what is a global citizen? What does a global citizen have and feel, do and face? The most important lessons in how to develop the curriculum and learning community for our global-mindedness cohort came from the voices of the boys themselves. Analyze student work and hear experiences and formal research as we consider what global education looks like from students’ perspectives.
Presenters: Sarah Coates and Sarah McLean, St. George's School (Canada)
Presentation
Presentation Materials (
https://propagatethegood.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/ibsc-workshop-heads-to-hearts/)

“Seeing into the Life of Things”: How Poetry Can Save the World
Room: 111
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Poetry has the “capacity to restore us to the earth which is our home” (Jonathan Bate). Uncover the importance of poetry in engaging boys as environmental stewards. Find out how to combine science with art that fosters empathy in order to encourage the next generation to preserve our environment.
Presenter: Will Gaisford, Harrow School (United Kingdom)
Presentation

Stand up and Not Be Counted: A Challenge for Analytics in Schools
Room: 210
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Examine and question the role of learning analytics in understanding change in schools. Through the lens of an Australian school seeking to better understand the impact of its practices on shaping ethical, agile, and critical learners, consider whether the questions schools ask and the debates they provoke are more important than the answers that may (or may not….) be found.
Presenter: Trent Driver, Newington College (Australia)
Presentation

Support for Boys’ Schools
Room: 308
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Boys’ schools exist to give boys a solid education based on positive masculinity and confident scholarship. Recent reports have not supported single-sex education and cast doubt on the validity of such schools. Review the latest research from both sides of the issue to help boys’ schools develop appropriate pedagogical approaches and management policies.
Presenter: Abigail James, Germanna Community College (United States)
Presentation

Teens Talk to Teens Through Drama
Room: 127
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Find out how Drama 10 and Acting 12 students develop “Issues Drama” as the way to open dialogue on contemporary problems faced by high school students. Break down the process of going from early ideas to full school participation and see how this exercise became a conduit between students for dialogue on tough issues.
Presenters: Brian Lee and Robert Wisden, St. George's School (Canada)

Using Global Connections to Enhance Learning and Teaching
Room: 209
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Explore one school's program of developing strong connections with overseas institutions to harness the best education possible for the boys. See how this has been achieved at Shore and get details on some of the methods used that have enhanced academic performance. Also learn more direct global connections created for the boys.
Presenters: David Anderson and Rod Morrison, Shore School (Australia)
Presentation

BLOCK 2 - Monday 27 June 2016, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

FEATURED WORKSHOPS

Aaron Freeman, Building Environmental Leadership
Location: Learning Commons
See Aaron Freeman's full bio here or on the mobile app.

Simon Jackson, Fostering Environmental Leadership
Location: Auditorium
See Simon Jackson's full bio here or on the mobile app.

IBSC FEATURED WORKSHOP
On the Road to Mastery: Tapping into the Power of What Master Teachers Know and Do — But Cannot Always Easily Say — About Teaching Boys

Room: Socials Commons
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Hear highlights from the IBSC report on Mastery Practice in Teaching Boys. Mastery is a journey, not a destination. Uncover how master teachers leverage the educational relationships they build with boys as they cultivate professional character, build classroom climate, and conduct intentionally thoughtful practice. Over time, master teachers hone their situational judgment to tap into what they know, but cannot put into words easily, about moments when they realize they cannot just “do the usual” or follow a “best practice script.”
Presenter: Victoria Marsick, Teachers College, Columbia University (United States)
Workshop Materials:

WORKSHOPS

A Guide to Supporting Gender and Sexual Diversity Within All-Male Schools
Room: 127
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

The evolving nature of gender and sexual identities has given rise to new formulations, and perhaps most significantly, greater diversity. Yet there can be barriers to promoting and acknowledging these changes, especially within single-gendered contexts. Thus, irrespective of the environment, it is vital that the knowledge and sensitivities of our schools parallel our dynamic cultural landscape.
Presenter: Alexander Huang, St. George's School (Canada)
Presentation

A Total Immersion Toward Global Citizenship
Room: 209
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

We are all doing wonderful things to ensure our boys — our privileged boys — end up becoming good global citizens. But what is the real objective? What is the reality of good global citizenship, and what is idealistic? How do we best cater for the reality, and perhaps spark the ideal, in our boys?
Presenters: Rohan Brown and David Everett, Trinity Grammar School (Australia)
Presentation
Additional Notes

Boys as Innovators: Creating the Mindset and Toolset of 21st Century Innovators
Room: 102

Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)

Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Boys’ Latin’s new LAUNCH Innovation course gives boys an opportunity to develop an interest and fascination with real-world engineering realms, including robotics, programming, 3D design, and 3D printing. Learn how to design and print a 3D campus model using Sketchup and explore web resources such as kickstarter.com, thingiverse.com, and thefurtureofthings.com.
Presenter: Anne Kellerman, Boys' Latin School of Maryland (United States)
Presentation Materials (
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15Uj1k54sJUY4FqtWaydXjVocGfvgwAhdhGmv3gheXUQ/edit?usp=sharing)

The Bracket Challenge: Globalization Through Competition
Room: 110
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

The men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament pits 64 college teams against one another in an exciting single-game elimination tournament. In the Bracket Challenge, boys' love of competition is parlayed into enthusiasm for global poetry. Using the bracket format as inspiration, poems, instead of basketball teams, inhabit the brackets. Students work in independent groups to crown a champion.
Presenter: John Lamerato, St. Augustine High School (United States)
Presentation
Supplemental Materials

Building Boats and Using Them to Explore
Room: 306
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Discover the process of building skin-on-frame canoes and then traveling in them. Get detailed information on plans, materials, and construction methods with which boys 14-18 can build double paddle canoes at a very reasonable cost and then travel in them. Engage boys with this experiential learning.
Presenter: Christopher Zamore, Belmont Hill School (United States)
Presentation Materials (
http://belmonthillboats.blogspot.com)

Cultivating Global Citizenship and Student Leadership Through Service Learning
Room: 111
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Service learning plays a crucial role in helping students prepare for a 21st century world that expects them to be thoughtful, engaged, and connected global citizens who also possess a strong ability to lead. Focus on how to create service learning opportunities for students that are meaningful and inspire the growth of both leadership and global citizenship skills.
Presenter: Alexandra McMullen, The Fessenden School (United States)
Presentation Materials

Empathy, Literature, and the Making of Real Men Who Act Against Violence
Room: 109
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

The statistics of the abuse of women is a worldwide disgrace. Find out how to use various forms of literature to reach into the hearts of boys and make them more empathetic toward victims of abuse and encourage them to act in potentially dangerous situations. A summary of this research is included in Steve Biddulph’s book, The New Manhood.
Presenter: Andrew Renard, St. Andrew's College (South Africa)

Helping to Alleviate Global Poverty: Micro Finance, Macro Results
Room: 126
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

How can you model micro finance in your own community? Discover how sixth graders at Town School partner with Kiva.org to explore financial literacy and poverty while using micro finance as their catalyst. Explore the intersection of PBL and global competence, while engaging in conversation about authentic learning environments that empower students across disciplines.
Presenter: Kristen Janiak Goggin, Town School for Boys (United States)
Presentation (
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15WYPBg4RgsaFX4w2dEZ_fI7tx2Ep-3Ffrce4FMRmlVI/edit?usp=sharing)


High-Tech, Low-Tech Classrooms
Room: 128
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Math is the true universal language, and it is more than computation. Math is asking the right questions, observing, organizing, and communicating. Preparing boys to succeed in a global environment can be challenging for schools whose students cannot see past this weekend. Uncover how to combine laptops and interactive notebooks to make classrooms more engaging.
Presenter: Kristina Barnaby, Fairfield Country Day School (United States)
Presentation
Presentation and related materials
(http://mathmagicians.vanessweb.com/)

Honey Bees in Your Class: Experiential Learning for Environmental Understanding
Room: 221
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Beekeeping can be a powerful tool to develop environmental understanding. Beekeeping has been a central component of environmental science courses and as a stand-alone club at St. George’s School since 2011. Hear about successes and challenges of beekeeping with high school students.
Presenter: Norm Kaethler, St. George's School (Canada)

Innovate or Die: The Global Learnings of Project 2051
Room: 229
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Explore business and academic innovation to ensure independent schools' strength and permanence. Examine the findings of the 2051 Project from Canadian Accredited Independent Schools. Gain strategies for grappling with the dual challenge of designing innovative academic programs while also managing cost per student.
Presenters: Adrienne Davidson and Sam Johnston, St. George's School (Canada)
Presentation; Supplement

Leadership, Language, and Literature: Character Education in the Curriculum
Room: 230
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Learn about the institutional foundation and collaborative design and implementation of a pilot program focused on teaching character, leadership, and ethics in the 10th grade English course at St. Mark’s School of Texas. Though these topics have long been part of discourse and work at our school, we set out to deliberately and purposefully teach the boys how to become good men.
Presenters: John Ashton, David Brown, Michael Morris, and Martin Stegemoeller, St. Mark's School of Texas (United States)

Learning Space Design – An Interactive Workshop
Room: 106
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Gain insights into the world of innovative learning environments and how principals have changed the way they approach these spaces today. Engage in questions and discussion while studying examples of boys’ schools around the world that have embraced changing learning environments.
Presenters: Richard Jenkins, Furnware (Australia); Matt Diener, Furnware (New Zealand); John Chalvatzis, Ipswich Grammar School (Australia)

Relational Teaching with Primary School Boys: An International Study
Room: 115
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

A cohort of schools conducted a study of relational teaching with primary school boys in 2015-16. Extending Reichert & Hawley’s relational teaching framework, the team sought to discover how this framework applies with younger boys and their teachers. Learn about the broad themes in relational teaching dynamics associated with primary school boys.
Presenters: Sandra Boyes, Crescent School (Canada); Ivy Green-Jones, Christina Seix Academy (United States); Kimberly Hudson, Saint Christopher's School (United States); Joseph Nelson, Swarthmore College (United States); Michael Reichert, Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives (United States); Phil Richards, Scotch College (Australia)
Presentation

The Role of Women in Boys' Schools
Room: 211
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to Topic
Boys need a range of role models in their lives to guide them as they develop, including how they define masculinity and how they engage with the world. Often, we hear that the boys in our schools need strong male role models. What roles, then, do women working in all-boys schools play? What opportunities (or challenges) do women bring? Does gender matter when it comes to impacting boys' lives?
Presenter: Janetta Lien, The Browning School (United States)

BLOCK 3 - Tuesday 28 June 2016, 11:00 AM – 12 NOON

FEATURED WORKSHOPS

Lisa Glithero, Good Stewards/Citizens or Change Agents?
Location: Auditorium
See Lisa Glithero's full bio here or on the mobile app.

Aaron Bohnen, Using Technology to Make the Teacher's Life Better
Location: Learning Commons

See Aaron Bohnen's full bio here or on the mobile app.

IBSC FEATURED WORKSHOP
Growing down into the World: A Reconsideration of Boys' Maturation
Room: Socials Commons
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Advanced

Reconsider boys' development through the school years and challenge prevailing developmental "stage theories." Hear arguments and evidence from depth psychology, literature, and biography in support of a better model for mentoring boys.
Presenter: Richard Hawley, University School (United States)
Presentation Materials

WORKSHOPS

The 21st Century Gentleman: Preparing Boys for Life Beyond High School
Room: 126
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Focus on the changing social landscape our boys will face in college and beyond — from binge drinking to the new world of sexual consent policies. How do our IBSC schools prepare our boys to be leaders and good decision makers rather than victims and bystanders. Examine case studies and current resources to start this conversation in schools.
Presenter: David Faus, St. Paul's School (United States)
Presentation

Becoming a Great Boys’ School for 21st Century Learning
Room: 209
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Explore how school leaders can create a vision for 21st century learning for boys. Take home an audit to create engagement, challenge assumptions, and generate an innovative future. Discuss leadership capabilities for strategic success and probe your readiness for change.
Presenters: Brad Adams and Phil Cummins, CIRCLE Centre for Creativity, Innovation, Research & Leadership in Education (Australia); Ross Featherston, Brighton Grammar School (Australia)

Building a School-Wide Health and Well-Being Program to Support Peak Performance
Room: 128
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

For boys to reach their full human potential as global citizens and committed stewards of our environment, schools must pay close attention to the foundational role of health and well-being in nurturing peak performance. Drawing on insights from an internationally acclaimed expert in human performance, find out how to create a strategic school-wide health and well-being program.
Presenters: Nick Kovacs, Crescent School (Canada); Greg Wells, The Wells Group (Canada)

Building Respectful Citizens: Sexuality Education for Boys and Young Men
Room: 229
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Gender and equality are shifting concepts in the world. Sexuality education is a broad frame for breaking down barriers that inhibit boys and young men from an empathic and self-actualized adulthood. Since global culture promotes sex as a defining characteristic of manhood, the best response is to inform the decision-making skills of our students and nurture gender equality and global citizenry.
Presenters: Marnie Goldenberg, Sexplainer.com (Canada); Stephen Ziff, St. George's School (Canada)
Presentation

The Essence of Life Is in Relationships: We Walk on Sacred Ground
Room: 110
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

As Mr. Burke says, "The essence of life is in relationships." Would that I had a dollar for each time I have heard these words uttered by a student when delivering a public speech on a topic of his choosing. Come hear stories and engage in discussion about how and why this truth stirs boys' souls.
Presenter: William Burke, St. Sebastian's School (United States)

Fostering Global Citizenship: Travel – An Important Pillar
Room: 127
Appeals to: All Audiences
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Travel leads to learning about and understanding other cultures firsthand, breeding a tolerance for other beliefs and societies, broadening minds and perspectives of the world in which we live. Creating and nurturing a successful overseas touring ethos at your school builds an important pillar to foster global citizenship in your students. Learn to identify and overcome the challenges facing school boards and principals regarding international school travel.
Presenters: Jamie Wansey and Jonathan Wansey, Student Horizons (Australia)
Presentation

From Management to Leadership: Capacity, Purpose, and Character
Room: 109
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Are you a future leader of your school? Targeted at teachers on the cusp of their leadership journey, engage in a reflection on lessons learned from repeated missteps as a new leader. Get tangible examples of dos and don’ts as a beginning leader from case studies of leadership successes and failures.
Presenter: Samuel Lobascher, The Southport School (Australia)
Supplement; Presentation; Supplement Booklet

Global Book Program
Room: 210
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Learn how to institute a global book program in your school designed to heighten global awareness, build global citizenship, and provide a shared experience for the school community — students, teachers, parents, and alumni alike — while developing a boy’s sensibility for literary nonfiction.
Presenters: Paul Diveny and Anne Leckie, Delbarton School (United States)
Presentation Materials (
https://sites.google.com/a/delbarton.org/global-book-program-ibsc-2016/)

Growing Bigger Hearts in a Shrinking World: Empathy and Global Citizenship
Room: 211
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Empathy development in childhood forms the foundation for global citizenship, yet research indicates that empathy is declining with every passing generation and is being replaced with self-focus in young people. School-wide initiatives to build empathy are imperative to foster future global citizenship. Gain a framework for empathy development and discuss program evaluation.
Presenters: Rebecca Jenkins and Gabriela Reed, St. Mark's School of Texas (United States)

Inquiry for All: Guided Inquiry Design in the Elementary School
Room: 106
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Inquiry-based learning can be daunting for teachers new to the concept. Guided Inquiry is one framework that is powerful and adaptable to elementary students. Using this scaffold, students and teachers alike can maximize learning through a structured yet flexible approach. Learn all about the eight phases of Guided Inquiry and come away with tools and ideas for planning units of your own.
Presenter: Elizabeth Walker, St. George's School (Canada)
Presentation Materials (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0M9ZyiX_e5AV3ZFQnVBSmRwZlE/view?usp=sharing);
Supplements

Interdependent: Educating the Whole Boy for the Good of Whole World
Room: 111
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Student formation in responsible interdependence is key in educating the whole boy for the good of the whole world. Through ethos and curriculum, contemporary schools bear the responsibility to form students of good character, responsive to communal need locally and globally. Discuss why education aimed solely at academic success is not enough to prepare responsible global citizens.
Presenter: Chris Oakes, St. Laurence's College (Australia)
Presentation Materials (
http://sidengo.com/chris_oakes_ibsc#)

It’s Who You Know: Forming Boys for Citizenship in the Global Knowledge Economy
Room: 115
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

It’s fashionable to speak of educating “agile, soft-skilled, and resilient” citizens for the 21st century “knowledge economy,” but just what do these buzz words mean? How can we avoid functionalist assumptions about the purpose of education that may contradict the ethos of our schools? Find out in this interactive exploration of identity, epistemology, and formation in the lives of young men.
Presenters: Hugh Chilton, Ian Lambert, and Caitlin Munday, The Scots College (Australia)

Journeys to Manhood: Promoting Healthy Masculinity in Our Boys
Room: 230
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Man up! Be a man. Act like a man! What does it mean to be a man? What messages do we send our boys about masculinity? Learn about a successful program featuring the documentary The Mask You Live In. Work in small groups to discuss messaging about masculinity at your own school and create an action plan for promoting healthy masculinity.
Presenters: Kim Hudson and Betsy Tyson, St. Christopher's School (United States)
Presentation Materials

Mission Critical
Room: 309
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

School success hinges on the ability to drive and sustain enrollment. First, define the concepts and practice of admission and enrollment management. Then, explore the external forces shaping the admission funnel, including assessment, a changing consumer, and the need for professionalization in the admission office. Finally, review the four enrollment indicators of successful schools.
Presenter: Aimee Gruber, SSATB (United States)
Presentation
https://admission.org/competition (report, "Sizing Up the Competition")
https://admission.org/whytheyapply (family survey report - why independent schools)

Reality Projects: Real World Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Leadership
Room: 308
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Does your curriculum have a place for multidimensional, challenging projects connected to the real world? Learn the components of a successful Reality Project and its benefits for the 21st century learner. Design authentic opportunities for leadership and collaboration. Provide your students with the chance to take risks, communicate with confidence, and persevere.
Presenter: Rebecca Giordano Dreisbach, Boys' Latin School of Maryland (United States)

Separation and Adaptation: Early Experience in Boarding and Identity Formation
Room: 103
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Examine new boys’ separation trauma and how it is complicated by pressure from educators and senior boys for accelerated adaptation to a new, prescriptive environment. Consider the effect of early experience in boarding on identity formation in the medium and long terms in the context of growing effective future global citizens.
Presenter: Graeme Roberts, Hilton College (South Africa)
Presentation

Teaching Malala in Baltimore: Empathy and Global Awareness Through Memoir
Room: 306
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Through crosscurricular instruction in English and history, selected ninth graders at our school read I Am Malala, while simultaneously studying the factors that led to the rise of the Taliban in late 20th century Afghanistan and Pakistan. By teaching this important story, it was our goal to foster empathy, and to allow our boys to embrace their role as active, informed global citizens.
Presenters: Alexander Barron and Adam Osborn, Boys' Latin School of Maryland (United States)

BLOCK 4 - Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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FEATURED WORKSHOPS

Michael Kaufman, Nurturing Respectful Relationships and Ensuring Consent
Location: Auditorium
See Michael Kaufman's full bio here or on the mobile app.

Jenny Witterick, Who We Become Is a Choice
Location: Learning Commons
See Jenny Witterick's full bio here or on the mobile app.

IBSC Action Research 2015–16

BOYS AS GLOBAL CITIZENS

As the world continues to flatten, the imperative to foster active and articulate global citizens has become a top priority for educators. To this end, projects undertaken in the 2015-16 cycle of the IBSC Action Research Program focused on providing boys with opportunities to develop the attributes of global citizens: empathy, respect for diversity, commitment to social justice, a concern for environmental sustainability, and the power to make active and positive contributions to society. Based on the needs and interests of their schools, their professional reading, and online discussions within the IBSC research community, the action researchers designed small-scale projects to be undertaken in their schools. While acknowledging that every student and every school is different, they hope that the findings of their projects presented here in Vancouver inspire you, and that their ideas and strategies help you undertake similar projects in your own schools to foster the development of boys as effective global citizens.

Di Laycock
2015-16 IBSC Action Research Coordinator
Head of Library Services
The King’s School
Sydney, Australia


In addition to the links below for Action Research presentation materials (the reports will be linked as they become available), be sure to take a look at the the Poster Slideshow for the 2015-16 IBSC Action Research final projects.

Presentation Group 1
Room: 115

Considering Perspectives on Poverty to Engage Grade 11 Boys in Social Justice Programs
Presenter: Nick Baff, St. Kevin's School (Australia)
Research: Poster; Report

Making Assembly Presentations to Enhance Grade 11 Boys' Sense of Social Justice
Presenters: Srikanth Rajagopalan and Gunmeet Bindra, Welham Boys' School (India)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Reflective Thinking to Develop Grade 10 Boys' Sense of Social Justice
Presenters: Sarah Coates and Sarah McLean, St. George's School (Canada)
Research: Poster; Presentation; Report


Presentation Group 2
Room: 209

Enhancing Year 12 Boys' Understanding of Rural Poverty Through the Development of Poverty-Alleviating Strategies
Presenter: Masako Arai, Rikkyo Niisa High School (Japan)
Research: Poster; Report

Understanding Poverty Through Year 12 Boys' Participation in the “Working Poor Project”
Presenter: Janetta Lien, The Browning School (United States)
Research: Poster; Report, Presentation

Using Personal Stories to Enhance Year 13 Boys' Development as Global Citizens
Presenter: Andrew Threadgould, Dulwich College (United Kingdom)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 3
Room: 102

Producing a Poverty-Themed Magazine to Enhance Empathy in Grade Eight Boys
Presenter: Alexandra Quinn, Warwick School (United Kingdom)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Protest Poetry to Aid Year 10 Boys' Understanding of Global Conflict
Presenter: Glynnis Moore, St. Alban's College (South Africa)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Poetry to Foster Global Citizenship in Boys
Presenter: Sheena Matthews, St. George's School (Canada)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 4
Room: 103

Enhancing Global Citizenship Through a Virtual Exchange Between Foreign Language Students
Presenter: David Donovan, Delbarton School (United States)
Research: Poster; Report

Enhancing Intercultural Empathy in Year 10 Boys Through Interaction with Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students in China
Presenter: Erik Marr, The Hutchins School (Australia)
Research: Poster; Report

Enhancing the Empathy of Grade Eight Boys in the Spanish Language Classroom
Presenter: Sarah DeCamps, Landon School (United States)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 5
Room: 105

The Effect of a Close Study of, and Reflection on, Indigenous Australian Speeches on Year 12 Boys' Understanding of Indigenous Issues
Presenter: Mike Symons, The King's School (Australia)
Research: Poster; Report

How Participating in a “Solidarity with Refugees Program” Affected Upper Sixth Boys' Development as Global Citizens
Presenter: John McAleer, Harrow School (United Kingdom)
Research: Poster; Report

Working with the Beneficiaries of a Community Service Program to Enhance Grade 11 and 12 Boys' Empathy
Presenter: Paul Fehlner, Blue Ridge School (United States)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 6
Room: 211

Considering Religious Diversity to Enhance Grade Four Boys' Cultural Tolerance
Presenter: Shannon Wales, The Ridge School (South Africa)
Research: Poster; Report

Creating a Multimodal Text to Foster Boys' Engagement with Human Rights
Presenter: Stuart Pearson, The Scots College (Australia)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Public Service Announcements to Foster in Grade Six Boys an Understanding of Human Dignity
Presenter: Derek Porter, St. Christopher's School (United States)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 7
Room: 210

Developing Sixth Form Boys as Effective Ambassadors for Environmental Sustainability
Presenter: Kerri Hicks, Eton College (United Kingdom)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Complexity Theory and Systems Thinking to Enhance Grade 11 Boys' Understanding of Human Impact on the Environment
Presenters: Cheryl Douglas and Gerry Noel, Bishops Diocesan College (South Africa)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Minecraft with Grade 11 Boys to Foster an Understanding of the Role of Business in Global Development
Presenter: Les Goh, Christ Church Grammar School (Australia)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 8
Room: 308

The Effect of Engaging in Inquiry-Based Projects on Grade Eight Boys' Understanding of Global Issues
Presenter: Jeremy Longworth, The Scots College (Australia)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Global Events to Develop a Sense of Empathy in 9-Year-Old Boys
Presenters: Marion Mackinnon and Christa Melaia, St. Benedict's Junior Preparatory School (South Africa)
Research: Poster; Report

Using the Rugby World Cup with Grade Eight as a Basis for Increasing an Awareness of Sustainability
Presenter: Mason Summerfield, Lindisfarne College (New Zealand)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 9
Room: 110

Combining Project-Based Learning with Community Service to Investigate Environmental Issues
Presenter: Michelle Heaton, The Fenn School (United States)
Research: Poster; Report

Developing Awareness of Environmental Sustainability in Grade Six Boys Through Project-Based Learning
Presenters: Simon Curtis and Travis Flude, St. Benedict's Junior Preparatory School (South Africa)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Filmmaking to Enhance Grade Five Boys' Understanding of the World Water Crisis
Presenter: Sally MacKinnon, Christ Church Grammar School (Australia)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 10
Room: 111

Engaging with the HeForShe Campaign to Enhance Grade 11 Boys' Understanding of Gender Privilege
Presenter: Matthew Saville, Kearsney College (South Africa)
Research: Poster; Report

Enhancing Boys' Awareness of Gender Inequality Through Reflections on Masculinity
Presenters: Maggie Burchill and Molly Hemenway, Fairfield Country Day School (United States)
Research: Poster; Report

Participating in an Advisory Program on Global Masculinities to Enhance Grade 11 and 12 Boys' Perceptions of Gender Equality
Presenter: Christina Kratzman, Trinity-Pawling School (United States)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 11
Room: 126

Creating an Environment of Sensitivity Toward Gender Equality
Presenter: Cecilia Erasmus, St. Stithians Boys' College (South Africa)
Research: Poster; Report

Creating a Sense of Personal Responsibility on How to Better Promote Gender Equality
Presenters: Kathryn Edmondson and Jill Stewart, Upper Canada College (Canada)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Global Conversations and Literature to Enhance Boys' Insights into Gender Inequality
Presenter: William Evans, Eton College (United Kingdom)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 12
Room: 127

Developing Grade Nine Boys' Understanding of Social and Global Inequalities Through Participation in Global Collaborations
Presenter: Olivia Cox, The Scots College (Australia)
Research: Poster; Report

Investigating How Structured Reflection Influenced Boys' Appreciation of Education as a Poverty-Alleviating Factor
Presenter: Mark Williams, Scotch College (Australia)
Research: Poster; Report

Investigating the Effect of Blogging About Environmental Projects on Grade Seven Boys' Views of Their Impact on the Environment
Presenter: Frank Snyder, San Miguel Academy of Newburgh (United States)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 13
Room: 128

Fostering Grade 10 Boys' Sense of Social Entrepreneurship Through Their Participation in a Saturday Outreach Workshop Program
Presenter: Erich Hauptfleisch, St. Stithians Boys' College (South Africa)
Research: Poster; Report

Investigating How Grade Eight Boys' Play and Interaction with Younger, Special Needs Students Developed Empathy and Respect for Diversity
Presenters: Craig Parkinson and Jyoti Sehgal, Upper Canada College (Canada)
Research: Poster; Report

Using the Creation of a Self-Guided Community Service Program to Develop a Social Conscience
Presenter: Marc Ventura, Viaro School (Spain)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 14
Room: 229

Conducting an Analysis of Boarding Boys’ Environmental Footprints to Facilitate a Greater Awareness of Environmental Sustainability
Presenter: Christopher Nicholas, Reading School (United Kingdom)
Research: Poster; Report

Investigating the Impact of Developing Video Lessons to Be Shared with a School in Rural Liberia on Boys' Empathy of Global Issues
Presenter: Courtney Klassen, St. George's School (Canada)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Journaling to Enhance 10 Year Boys' Appreciation of Educational Capital
Presenter: Natalya Silcott, Harrow School (United Kingdom)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 15
Room: 230

Investigating Household Electricity Consumption to Foster Responsible Attitudes in Grade Eight Boys Toward Energy Use
Presenters: Colleen Kennedy and Lisanne Nagy, St. David's Marist Inanda (South Africa)
Research: Poster; Report

Investigating the Effect of a Cross-Cultural Peer Experience on Grade Eight Boys' Attitudes Toward Water Conservation
Presenter: Sheryl Murray, Crescent School (Canada)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Personal Water Monitoring to Foster an Awareness of Resource Management and Conservation
Presenters: Jason Lange, Amy Reck Stanbury, and Kurt Tholking, St. Mark's School of Texas (United States)
Research: Poster; Report


Presentation Group 16
Room: 309

Personalizing Learning to Enhance Grade Nine Boys' Understanding of Climate Change
Presenter: Keith Martin-Smith, The Hutchins School (Australia)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Collaboration in the Languages Classroom to Foster Grade 10 Boys' Understanding of Global Diversity
Presenter: Pierre Labuschagne, St. Alban's College (South Africa)
Research: Poster; Report

Using Travel Journals to Honor the Impact of International Trips on a Boy’s Sense of Global Awareness
Presenter: Andrew Poolman, The Haverford School (United States)
Research: Poster; Report

BLOCK 5 - Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

FEATURED WORKSHOPS

Mark Lowry, Sustainability, STEM, and Spatial Skills - Connecting the "What" with the "Where"
Location: Auditorium
See Mark Lowry's full bio here or on the mobile app.

Neil Piller and Alex Minard, Build It and They Will Learn: What We Know About Boys' Learning
Location: Learning Commons
See Neil Piller's and Alex Minard's full bio here or on the mobile app.

IBSC FEATURED WORKSHOP

Introducing the Boys' School Global Inspiration Network
Room: Socials Commons
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Boys' schools are collegial and educators desire to share best practices on classroom innovation, global citizenship, leadership development, marketing, and more. The IBSC and the Online School for Boys will launch the Boys' School Global Inspiration Network. Learn more about the program, find out how your school can engage, and suggest topics for the conversations.
Presenters: Lorri Palko and Brad Rathgeber, One Schoolhouse (United States)

WORKSHOPS

Beyond Fair Play: Using Literature & Media to Cultivate Ethical Minds
Room: 126
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

How can we nurture curiosity, introspection, and empathy in our students? By applying thinking routines developed by Harvard’s Project Zero, we can increase student awareness of moral issues and give them tools to gracefully navigate confusion, doubt, and conflict. Used across the curriculum, these simple structures deepen understanding and cultivate sensitivity to issues of fairness and truth.
Presenters: Karen Davis and Jamie Downes, Saint David's School (United States)
Presentation Materials (https://docs.google.com/a/saintdavids.org/presentation/d/18Jf_ZURb35_WKKij_jvn17jm0zZ-6ZNqbc5f3nhHig8/edit?usp=sharing)

Bloom-ing Creativity: Fostering Creativity in the English Classroom (and Beyond)
Room: 102
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Discover ways that students in the English classroom (and beyond) can analyze texts by creatively representing their understandings. These strategies can, in turn, enhance students’ expository-writing skills. Share student samples and engage hands-on and leave with ready-to-use, modifiable takeaways for your classrooms.
Presenter: Rick Roberts, St. George's School (Canada)
Presentation Materials ((https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxyzCPItcYTKUHFRaUcyNUpXbms&usp=sharing)

Creating a Gay-Straight Alliance in a Boys' School: Challenges and Rewards
Room: 128
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Gay-Straight Alliances can transform schools into safer places for both faculty and students, all the while helping schools fulfill their moral and legal obligations to prevent bullying in their community. Join a mixed approach of presentation and interactive activities to explore the challenges and rewards associated with celebrating diversity in your community.
Presenter: Marie-Eve Thériault, Selwyn House School (Canada)
Presentation

Creating Global Citizens Locally

Room: 111
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

If you work in a school and are interested in developing global citizens, then this workshop is for you. Cultivate a vision for student development,and learn how to provide opportunities for students to develop skills and sensitivities connected to global citizenship. Investigate strategies for implementing programs of this type in your school.
Presenters: David Carroll and Philippa Douglas, Brisbane Grammar School (Australia)

Designing Physneyland: Re-imagining Boys’ Learning in the Science “Classroom”
Room: 214
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Drawing on recent research highlighting the positive effect of environmental factors on boys’ learning, discuss the process and impact of redesigning a traditional science laboratory and classroom according to Activity Based Learning principles. Re-imagine to use existing and new learning environments as a catalyst for pedagogical transformation.
Presenters: Hugh Chilton and Chris Metcalfe, The Scots College (Australia)
Presentation

Developing Empathy in Boys Through Literature and Language
Room: 229
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

The study of literature and language provides young men with the insight necessary to understand how words make meaning, and how words can build or break down relationships. When modern communication relies heavily on social media tools, understanding the depth and breadth of words helps develop empathetic natures in young men, which are vital to their success in diverse and disconnected global communities.
Presenters: Kathleen Barzun and Ryan Davey, Avon Old Farms School (United States)

Gender, Social Justice, and the Transformative Potential of All-Boys Education
Room: 230
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Explore the value of applying a gendered lens to the education of boys. Through discussion, activities, and the sharing of experience, investigate how expanding definitions of masculinity can help our students increase their personal well-being and become better equipped to contribute to social justice on a global scale.
Presenter: Michele Murphy, St. George's School (Canada)

Global Reach: Today and Tomorrow
Room: 211
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Want to establish a comprehensive program that supports your school’s mission and turns your boys into global men? By connecting existing and future programs into a global department, your school can help its students recognize their importance in the world community. Examine the curricular and budgetary requirements needed to create a dynamic global program for your school.
Presenters: Philip Rone and Jack Wilson, Chaminade College Preparatory (United States)

Graphic Novels and the Global Classroom
Room: 106
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Through consideration of graphic novel titles and associated activities, a panel of four teacher librarians from three countries share their experiences of using graphic novels to enrich and enhance a global education curriculum. Focus on the use of graphic novels to engage boys in reading and to facilitate exploration of the qualities of a global citizen.
Presenters: Trish Cislak, Crescent School (Canada); Di Laycock, The King's School (Australia); Laura Sabo, St. Christopher's School (United States); Andrew Stark, The Southport School (Australia)

Great Works and Great Hearts: Teaching the Principles of Global Citizenship
Room: 109
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Virtue is the measure of success in the education of boys as good men and global citizens. The greatest authors of our civilization — Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and Shakespeare — urgently call to boys. Delve into what makes humanity great, then become great yourselves! Learn how to apply perennial principles in new ways to form global citizens of great character.
Presenter: Joseph Cunningham, Crespi Carmelite High School (United States)
Presentation

The Immersion Classroom: Engaging Millennials in an Age of Sensory Overload
Room: 115
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Find creative inspiration for every discipline in the K-12 classroom, for educators and students alike. Our “immersion classroom” is one in which students are encouraged to explore their environment as they are completely surrounded by the subject matter. Learn how to transform your classrooms and transport students into the world from which your units grew.
Presenters: Matthew Stone and Gillian Vernon, Boys' Latin School of Maryland (United States)
Website Presentation
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Supplemental Materials

Inquiry-Based Learning: Using Literature as a Springboard to Change the World
Room: 309
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
In inquiry-based learning, we ask students to develop, research, and revise an essential question based on a book they are reading. Students reflect on what they have gained through the process and decide with whom they would like to share what they have learned. Students then determine the best way to communicate that learning to an authentic audience.
Presenter: Rob Flynn, Delbarton School (United States)
Presentation Materials (
https://sites.google.com/a/delbarton.org/rob-flynn-ibsc-presentation-materials/)

The Power of Advising: One School’s Commitment to Knowing and Loving Every Boy
Room: 308
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

The Roxbury Latin School has committed itself to being a small, intimate environment where “boys are known and loved.” One of the formal ways the school is able to fulfill this promise is through its advisor system. Explore the strengths of the RL Advisor program, get examples of the power of these relationships, and uncover the mechanics of how the program works.
Presenters: Andrew Chappell and Kate Chappell, The Roxbury Latin School (United States)

Promoting Global Citizenship in the Primary Years
Room: 110
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) has recently undergone a series of changes in order to give primary-aged students greater opportunities to actively engage with the world. With the school population over 1,800 students, the teaching of global citizenship begins in the early years of education through a teaching program that is both exciting and rigorous.
Presenters: Catherine Cox and Cholm Johnson, Anglican Church Grammar School - Churchie (Australia)

Rejuvenating Traditional Projects Through Inquiry
Room: 306
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

Inquiry-based learning creates global citizens who are curious, self-motivated problem solvers. In 2012, St. George's grade seven teachers began rejuvenating the science fair to become more interdisciplinary and inquiry-based. The result is the Wonder Expo, holistically integrating English, social studies, math, science, and art. Discuss our process, setbacks, and successes.
Presenters: Karyn Roberts, Stephen Sturgeon, and Elizabeth Walker; St. George's School (Canada)
Presentation (http://prezi.com/ca4fprqabtsx/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy)

The Round Square Discovery Framework: Developing Confident Global Citizens
Room: 103
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

With a network of schools in 40 countries, Round Square offers a catalyst and framework for 100,000+ students a year to engage in a holistic global citizenship program. Share the lessons learned thus far through the development of its Discovery Framework approach to teaching and learning, and the 2016 piloting by member schools.
Presenters: Roderick Fraser, Round Square (Australia) and Rachael Westgarth, Round Square (United Kingdom)

Sex, Sexuality, and Boys’ Schools
Room: 209
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Schools increasingly face issues of sexual expression and sexual behavior, as well as abuse and bullying. Take an opportunity to discuss these issues, as well as explore possible strategies and policies to help all members of the school community deal with this complex topic.
Presenter: Abigail James, Germanna Community College (United States)
Presentation

Teamwork Intelligence: How MBTI Enables Global Citizens to Flourish
Room: 127
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

At The Southport School we have been profiling the personailty type of the grade 10 cohort using psychometric measurement through Myers Briggs Type Indicator since 2012 as part of our whole school well-being program. Using this information to work with the elite sporting teams on enhancing team dynamic, decision making, and dealing with stress has led to innovations in our use of this instrument.
Presenter: Susan Presto, The Southport School (Australia)
Band of Brothers
Poethics and Jung


Visiting Scholar Programs — Access, Experts, Involvement
Room: 210
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic

The importance of enriching curricular experiences beyond textbook lessons is paramount as micro schools, availability of information, homeschooling, and other alternatives loom ever larger on the horizon. Look at how visiting scholar programs give students access to and involvement with experts in a variety of fields. Review key aspects of making such programs thrive.
Presenter: Marjorie Curry, St. Mark's School of Texas (United States)
Presentation, Supplementary Materials

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