IBSC 22nd Annual Conference: Lessons from Madiba, 7-10 July 2015 at Bishops in Cape Town
We have extended the deadline for submitting an APPLICATION TO PRESENT at the IBSC Annual Conference. The Deadline is now 15 February 2015. If you or anyone from your school would like to present at the conference, please review the Call for Presentations webpage. Come join us in Cape Town, South Africa where we will use lessons from Nelson Mandela to LEARN FROM OUR PAST, CELEBRATE THE PRESENT, and CREATE OUR FUTURE.
REGISTRATION is LIVE! Go to the Conference Registration page for details and to register.
Introduction to Blended Learning
9 February-5 March, Online via Online School for Boys
Introduction to Blended Learning is designed for the teacher who has limited experience engaging students online, but is interested in learning more about the concept, pedagogy, and good practice of successful blended courses. Complete details, including registration information, are available on the Introduction to Blended Learning webpage.
Come join us for an in-depth exploration of boys' maturity, motivation and engagement in college counseling, and to discuss "best practices'' that help boys "own" the process of discovery, choice, and application. For more information, including registration and hotel details, visit the IBSC Conference for College Counselors website.
IBSC Boys as Makers Conference
April 8-10, 2015, University School, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Join us for Boys as Makers, an IBSC conference focusing on the Maker Movement and its significance for Boys' Education. With a tradition of hands-on learning going back to 1890 and building on the rising tide of interest in experiential learning in boys' schools, University School will host an exciting conference this spring, "Boys as Makers."
Complete information, including registration and hotel details are available on the Boys as Makers webpage.
Come join us for a professional development opportunity for more experienced teachers and younger teachers to share their professional wisdom with each other and with colleagues aspiring to teaching mastery. For more information, including registration and hotel details, visit the IBSC Master Teachers and Yount Teachers Conference website. Register soon -- the conference will be limited to fifty participants!
The New Zealand Council for Educational Research has published promising research showing that graduates from boys' schools have higher qualification achievements than those from co-educational schools.
Analysis of New Zealand male school leaver qualifications from 2010 to 2012 show that boys'schools have higher qualification achievements than co-educational schools. Further analysis of school leaver achievement also showed higher qualifications for boys' schools.
NYT Article and the Case for Boys' Schools
Motoko Rich's "Old Tactic Gets New Use: Public Schools Separate Girls and Boys" makes blanket assertions about single-sex education that need amplification. Ms. Rich reports, "Research finds that single-sex education does not show significant academic benefits—or drawbacks." One recent study conducted by the "gender-neutral" independent New Zealand Council for Educational Research on the "Achievement in Boys' Schools, 2010-2012" does find higher achievement in test scores, University entrance, and graduation rates for all boys, no matter ethnicity or income levels, who attend single-sex boys' schools. READ MORE
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