Workshop Block 2

Monday, July 9, 12:10 – 12:40 PM

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

Balancing Student Leadership with Adult Expectations in Student Media

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 8
Woodberry Forest's student-run broadcasting network was a hit with all audiences. But when administrators wanted the network to help them advance fundraising and admission programs, some boys felt grownups were taking over the student-run network. Hear how we developed a healthy working relationship between school and students that has helped us reach new heights.
Presenter: Jacob Geiger, Woodberry Forest School (United States)

Building Good Men: A Whole-School Approach to Moral Character Development
Track: Boys’ Education

Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Bennett 6
Running since 2011, the Building Good Men program includes all boys from year 3 to 12. Learn about the development and implementation of the program and its introduction into the Prep School in 2016. Find out how to develop your own character education program and discuss the challenges of leading a change initiative.
Presenters: Stuart Ryan and Adam Larby, Shore School (Australia)

By Our Deeds: Reflections on Fostering Well-Being and Respect in Leadership

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Bennett 7
As educators at all-boys schools, we see boys increasingly bombarded with mixed messages about what it means to be a man. The often unfiltered and unbalanced views encountered through social media and the internet add further complexity and can negatively impact health, well-being, and learning which are vital to developing leadership. Reflect on how we can foster well-being and respect during the challenging time of adolesence.
Presenter: Roger Devine, Camberwell Grammar School (Australia)

Creating a Professional Learning Culture

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Bennett 13
How do you create a learning culture that ensures staff are not just “ticking the box” to comply with regulations? Developing a culture of learning and reflective teacher practice is essential. Our teachers need opportunities to be innovative and collaborative in an environment that supports continual review and renewal.
Presenters: Kurt Dorset and Kellie-Anne Carpenter, Saint Kentigern Boys' School (New Zealand)

Creating Personalized Learning Pathways Through Authentic Scientific Research

Track: STEM and Futures
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 12
Using the power of questioning and self-discovery, explore the process of creating yearlong, authentic, action research projects in a science classroom. Discuss and collaborate to learn how one school reinvented what marine biology looks like and enhanced the educational experience for this student-centered curriculum.
Presenter: James Fry, Malvern Preparatory School (United States)

Global Leadership: Music as a Means to Better Understand History

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Bennett 14
Music plays an integral role in the development of a young man's socialization process. We know male identification is frequently associated with musical tastes and interests, yet many times boys cannot articulate the historical context of the music. Boys love music, but often cannot express what a song means, what is happening in the song, or the impact a song can have on society. Learn to use music to help boys understand history.
Presenter: Andy Pruter, St. Augustine High School (United States)

Immerse and Inspire

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 3
Immerse and Inspire is a four-week "live in" program developed for year 10 students. It includes social entrepreneurship, service, and concepts on character and leadership. Look at how the program was born and developed, including getting buy in from students, parents, and staff. Hear how the trial went, what we learned, and what changes were required moving forward.
Presenter: Darrell Thatcher, Christ's College (New Zealand)

Letting Students Choose Their Own Lessons

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Advanced
Room: Dods 4
What if you gave students the choice of how to learn? What if you gave them options for how to complete a lesson? Technology provides teachers with a unique opportunity to create learning experiences that specifically target the individual learning styles of their students. When done successfully, students can direct their own learning through activities that meet them where they are.
Presenter: Michael Cocks, Toowoomba Grammar School (Australia)

Nurturing Creativity and Risk Taking in the Art Classroom
Track: Boys’ Education

Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 5
The all-male studio art environment empowers students to take imaginative risks and explore their creativity freely. This freedom to investigate helps students grow in confidence and personal expression. Explore our role as educators of male students in constructing projects and a classroom environment that nurtures this creativity and risk taking.
Presenter: Kati Swieca-Brockman, Montgomery Bell Academy (United States)

Restoration Through Conversation

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 9
Delbarton is a model for excellence in discipline through conversation and reflection. Explore the topic of restorative conversation and reflection. Get highlights of key incidents we have encountered over the past few years using case studies, proven practices, and protocols related to Delbarton's disciplinary model.
Presenters: Michael Carr and Daniel Szelingowski, Delbarton School (United States)

The Top 10: A Successful Secondary School Transition Program

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 10
Join this fast-paced, authentic, and practical discussion of steps you can take to help boys — and their parents — experience an anxiety-free transition from primary to secondary school.
Presenter: Sam Lobascher, Brisbane Grammar School (Australia)

The Urban Farm: Growing Food and Leaders for the 21st Century

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 11
In 2015, The Urban Farm at St. Laurence's College changed a barren void wedged between a multilevel carpark and a towering concrete wall. Today it models inner-city food production that supports mixed-farming methods, with sustainability education at its core. Discover how The Urban Farm is a place for students of all ages and abilities to grow as leaders in the College and the urban food movement.
Presenter: Nataleen Kilburn, St. Laurence's College (Australia)

Using Feedback for Mastery of Material
Track: Boys’ Education

Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 6
Access to timely feedback can assist students in developing mastery of material. I sought to combine research on feedback with a practical way to incorporate it into my teaching practice. Learn how to use digital portfolio software such as Seesaw to monitor a student's performance and provide a “where to now?” for students.

Presenter: Matthew Slattery, The Southport School (Australia)

Why Every Student Needs a Story
Track: Boys’ Education

Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 7
Our job as educators is to inspire our boys to find ways of bringing meaning and purpose to their own lives and the world around them. Without personal narratives and stories, this task proves impossible, for life is always understood as a story. Explore how to create a fruitful space of narrative and rites of passage within education.
Presenter: Chris Waldburger, Michaelhouse (South Africa)

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