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IBSC-One Schoolhouse Online Classes, February 5 - March 2

Register now for the next series of IBSC–One Schoolhouse online classes. Join a cohort of fellow educators in these customized professional development opportunities February 5 - March 2, 2018.

  • Building Leadership in Schools for Boys
    In this global online course, gain an overview of the theory and practice of leadership in the school environment. Current and aspiring leaders across the school spectrum — from educators to those in school operations — explore and apply models and frameworks for personal and team leadership.
  • Mastery Practice in Teaching Boys
    Experienced teachers, continue your professional growth on the journey to becoming a master teacher in a boys' school. Boost your expertise in best practices for teaching boys and creating an optimal learning environment for them.
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Boys in the College Counseling Process and Beyond

Gain expertise and best practices in guiding boys during the college counseling process. Join fellow boys' educators February 4-6, 2018, for the IBSC conference Boys in the College Counseling Process and Beyond, a highly participatory set of meetings and presentations hosted by McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. Prepare to broaden your perspective with a series of conference guests with expertise in supporting boys generally, as well as specifically in the application process and during the college years.

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IBSC-Australia: Bucking the Trend, 14–15 September 2017

Join fellow teachers and school leaders committed to learning more about best practices for boys' learning for the Bucking the Trend — What Works for Boys? conference at Prince Alfred College in Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia, 14 – 15 September 2017. Engage in stimulating discussions of current educational issues, research, and literature about what works for boys. Then take time to reflect on these inspirational ideas.

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IBSC-One Schoolhouse Online Classes, Upcoming Roster

Register now for the next series of IBSC–One Schoolhouse online classes. Join a cohort of fellow educators in these customized professional development opportunities.

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BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF) -- Educators from around the world gathered in Baltimore this week. For the first time, the International Boys' Schools Coalition held its annual conference in Charm City.

Educators at this conference embrace how boys learn differently than girls. And it doesn't matter what state, country, or continent they are from. They all deserve unique attention.

Annual Conference Video

The IBSC Annual Conference was hosted by Boys' Latin during the week of June 25. Here, 600 educators from 120 schools in 20 countries from five continents shared ideas and strategies on how to engage and reach young boys – who are naturally competitive, tend to want more structure than girls and need guidance as they become men.

"For educators, for those of us who work in boys school and advocate for boys, it's enormous. It's kind of like our Super Bowl," stated Chris Post, the Headmaster of Boy's Latin School of Maryland.

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2017 IBSC Annual Conference: Thank you!

We hope you enjoyed your time at the 2017 IBSC Annual Conference in Baltimore, and that you take home many gratifying memories and inspirational ideas for your school and your boys!

Thank you to The Boys' Latin School of Maryland
Please join us in expressing our gratitude to The Boys' Latin School of Maryland for hosting the 600+ delegates who traveled to Baltimore from around the globe. Together we explored new ways to champion boys' education and unlock the potential of boys worldwide. Our generous hosts at Boys' Latin made all this possible.Complete the Evaluation

2017 IBSC Annual Conference Evaluation
Please take a few moments to complete the Conference Evaluation. Your honest feedback helps us plan future conferences and other IBSC activities to better meet the needs of members. All evaluations remain confidential, so please share your candid opinion.

2018 IBSC Annual Conference
Mark your calendar to join us next year for the 2018 IBSC Annual Conference. The Southport School will host us 8–11 July 2018 on Australia's Gold Coast. The planning team has started actively creating a captivating program to explore the theme Our Boys, Their Future: Learning to Lead. Join us!

Safe Travels
We wish you safe travels on your journey home. Many thanks for completing the evaluation!

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Boys learn differently than girls, and that's OK

Read this op-ed in The Baltimore Sun written by Christopher J. Post, Headmaster of The Boys' Latin School of Maryland (United States).

Face it: Boys learn differently than girls, and that's OK

Through Wednesday, more than 600 educators from all over the world will assemble here in Baltimore for the annual conference of the International Boys' Schools Coalition to understand what's best for boys — how we can create environments in which boys can flourish, pushing beyond innovation and inspiring creativity, discovery and engagement.

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Anita Trolese, St. John's Preparatory School, Wins 2017 IBSC Action Research Award

The winner of the 2017 IBSC Action Research Award is Anita Trolese from St. John's Preparatory School (South Africa). Anita receives this award for the completion of an action research project to the highest standard, and for her enthusiastic and valuable contribution to the IBSC Action Research community.

Focusing on Collaboration and the Power of Team Learning, Anita developed a project for her Year 7 boys to answer the question "Why Shakespeare in 2016?" The boys downloaded the Macbeth Graphic Novel Quick Text (McDonald, 2015) to their devices (St. John's Preparatory School is a BYOD school) and this text formed the launch pad for their study.

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