Workshop Block 1

Monday, July 9, 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon

You may download workshop materials from any presenter who shares them with us by clicking the link under the workshop description.

Advisory Groups: Supporting Young Leaders Through Relational Learning

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 7
We set out to further enhance student engagement, provide support and mentorship for emerging leaders, and increase student retention. Implementing a guided character education framework, our advisory program facilitates meaningful conversations through shared experiences. Join us to delve into the power of peer mentorship and how you might implement a similar program at your school.
Presenter: Andrew Kilmer, The Sterling Hall School (Canada)

Assessment: New Ways to Engage Our Boys

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Bennett 5
Technology provides opportunities to give boys extensive, meaningful, and affirming individual feedback to enable them to persist, think flexibly, and remain open to continuous learning. Explore the benefits of innovative feedback on both written and visual assessment tasks and discover two practical ways teachers can provide high-quality literacy learning.
Presenters: Monica See and Bonnie Becker, St. Joseph's Nudgee College (Australia)

B4: Boys' Books Beyond Borders

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Bennett 6
IBSC Librarian Network, take part in a global reading experience! Find out how to enhance your school’s reading culture as we gather to discuss an IBSC reading experience and the best way to create a multi-aged global reading club/experience for boys. Get actively involved in creating the program to begin September 2018.
Presenter: Trish Cislak, Crescent School (Canada)

Challenging the "Boys Will Be Boys" Myth and Other Limiting Narratives

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 8
Engage in this interactive session to see how we challenge toxic masculinity in our school. Examine shame cultures, stereotypes, language use, limited patriarchal views of the world, and myths like the "boys will be boys" justification narrative. Draw on our collective experiences as we explore curricular and extracurricular intervention options.
Presenters: Bruce Collins and Tracy Mackenzie, St. Alban's College (South Africa)

Creativity: Learning and Leading in a New Renaissance

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Bennett 8
In the New Renaissance happening now, creativity sits at the center of learning. With the right modeling, boys can become better creative thinkers, innovators, leaders, and men for the 21st century. Engage in hands-on exercises, a discussion of scientific research on creativity, and a final group challenge inspired by the methodology of the workshop itself.
Presenter: Brent Cirves, Woodberry Forest School (United States)

Empowering Year 11 Students to Provide a Peer Coaching Experience for Year 6 Boys

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 9
We know from research and experience that student coaching produces positive results. At BGS, we are passionate about peer coaching driving improvement, as well as developing a sense of connectedness in our school. We empower our year 11 students to lead by example and coach our year 6 students to ensure successful leadership in our junior school and positive transition to year 7.
Presenters: Clair Marshall, Brighton Grammar School (Australia)

Growing Leaders: Learning to Lead Through Sport

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 10
How can developing leadership skills in a sporting context enhance boys’ learning experiences? How does learning to lead through sport prepare boys to face the challenges of tomorrow? How do you intentionally create leaders in sport? Discuss these questions and case-specific examples highlighting ways we can empower our boys to learn to lead.
Presenter: Brendan McKerchar, Harrow School (United Kingdom)

The Learning Exchange: New Models to Transform Learning
Track: Boys’ Education

Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 4
The Learning Exchange: Institute for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is a joint venture between Iona, Padua, and St. Laurence's colleges. Examine the model of professional learning adopted by the exchange, including highlights of the action research projects underway: Transforming Learning in Years 5 and 6, and Engaging Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning in Years 5-9.
Presenters: Paul Easton, The Learning Exchange: Institute for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (Australia); Danny O'Toole and Michael Sharkey, St. Laurence's College (Australia); Matthew Hardy, Padua College (Australia); Michael Twigg, Iona College (Australia)

Let IBSC Help You Serve Boys Better
Track: Boys’ Education

Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Bennett 13
Heads of school, join the IBSC Board members to learn more about how IBSC can benefit you and your school. Explore the myriad resources membership brings to enrich your community, and discover ways you can get more involved. Connecting with global leaders dedicated to educating boys proves invaluable. Plus, take this opportunity to share with IBSC how we can serve you, schools, and boys better.
Presenter: IBSC Board Members

The Progressive Assessment Program

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 5
How can you efficiently gather and communicate valid educational data? Explore the Progressive Assessment Program devised by The Southport School: a system of data collection, display, and communication based around the New Taxonomy of Marzano and Kendall that aims to provide actionable insights into boys’ content knowledge and cognitive ability.
Presenter: Oliver Alini, The Southport School (Australia)

Reframing Literacy for Future-Orientated Boys' Education

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Bennett 14
The successful implementation of a whole-school literacy strategy for boys must be evidence based and designed to cater to their complex future literacy needs. Examine the role of middle leaders in creating sustainable educational change that is engaging and relevant for students through a cultural reframing of the role of literacy in the secondary school.
Presenters: Melissa Lang and Trinity Hastie, St. Stanislaus' College (Australia)

Tobogganing and Conceptual Physics: The Application of STEM/STEAM-Based Learning
Track: STEM and Futures
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 11
What if you could teach boys some of the most important concepts in Newtonian physics by having them design, prototype, test, build, and ultimately race toboggans? Discover how Belmont Hill School's conceptual physics class, a one-semester course for ninth grade boys, uses a STEM/STEAM and design thinking pedagogical approach to team-teaching conceptual physics.
Presenters: Tyson Trautz and George Tahan, Belmont Hill School (United States)

Use Digital Game-Based Learning to Maximize Primary Boys’ Learning and Engagement
Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Bennett 7
Digital game-based learning can positively impact learning growth as it promotes higher engagement in boys to better equip them with skills for an ever-changing world. Examine how implementing effective game-based learning in your classroom can maximize student learning potential and get practical guidance on how and when to integrate games into the learning process, STEM projects, and curriculum.
Presenter: Elizabeth Armenio, St. Augustine College (Australia)

Using Student Voice to Shape Student Well-Being
Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 6
Explore several case studies showing how Brisbane Grammar School used data to inform and enhance the pastoral care of students and its student well-being programs. Find out how encouraging boys to shape the process has improved transitioning students through various stages of development and schooling.
Presenters: Craig Timms and Nick Holland, Brisbane Grammar School (Australia)

What to Do When Everything Goes Wrong: Crisis Media Management
Track: Leadership
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 14

Learn how to lead your school through a media storm, engage with your community, and protect the integrity of your school brand. Join this interactive workshop with Dr. Ian Lambert, Principal of The Scots College, and the team from school marketing experts imageseven to share real-life examples, offer practical solutions, and answer your questions.
Presenters: Brad Entwistle and Andrew Sculthorpe, imageseven (Australia); Ian Lambert, The Scots College (Australia)