2018 IBSC Annual Conference, The Southport School, Gold Coast, Australia July 8 – 11

Workshop Block 5

Tuesday, July 10, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

The "A" in steAm(Y)

Track: STEM and Futures
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 11
Monsters moving using hydropower, kindergarteners flying in space, giraffes dancing, Homer and Marge switching heads art is a perfect place to practice STEAM and boys are the perfect population. We have spent years producing projects using green screens, iPads, stop-motion, and 3D printers while incorporating language arts, science, math, and technology. Hear about both high- and low-tech solutions.
Presenters: Helmi Bromley and Elaine Klabonski, Fairfield Country Day School (United States)

Building Future-Ready School Leaders

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 8
A strategic, whole-school, leadership development program establishes prime opportunities to develop leaders who can effectively lead improvement, innovation, and change. Discover strategies to identify potential leaders, develop leadership within your educational context, and establish a career trajectory mapping program to grow and enhance professional practice.
Presenter: Christopher Bradbury, The King's School (Australia)

Connecting with the Digital Generation

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Bennett 13
The boys we teach are digital natives who have lived their entire lives with instant access to information. Having never known a world without mobile technology, their approach to learning differs from other generations who teach them. Discover how utilizing technology while maintaining a classical curriculum can create a balance that benefits teachers while preparing students for a digital future.
Presenters: Marc Ardisson, Tim Boyd, and Libby Overton, Montgomery Bell Academy (United States)

Does Culture Count? Using Culture to Prepare a Generation of Authentic Leaders

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 9
Culture a living expression of who we are, what we believe, and where we come from. It's common knowledge that we live in a multicultural society, however, what role does culture play in educating and shaping the next generation? Join us to focus on strengthening the cultural competency of boys with specific reference to New Zealand MÄori and Pasifika cultures in a secondary context.
Presenters: Joseph Houghton and Maria Lemalie, Shirley Boys' High School (New Zealand)

Enhancing Character and Leadership Education: The Path to Manhood Portfolio

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 3
Learn how creating a Path to Manhood Portfolio has enhanced character and leadership education at St. Mark's. Delve into the kinds of assignments students place in their portfolios; how students and faculty use the portfolio; and how the portfolio enhances character and leadership education by marking and facilitating each boy's self-articulation of his growth toward manhood.
Presenters: Martin Stegemoeller and David Brown, St. Mark’s School of Texas (United States)

Exploring Gender and Identity in Boys’ Schools: A Roundtable Conversation
Track: Boys’ Education

Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 4
Join this roundtable conversation with members of the IBSC Transgender Taskforce to share and learn what schools are doing around the support, admission, and matriculation of transgender students. Come together to hear from member schools and reflect on current challenges and future opportunities for educators to support transgender and nonbinary students in all-boys schools.
Presenter: Dave Faus, St. Paul's School (United States)

School Partnerships as Catalysts for Change
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 a school develop its capacity for change? Can forming partnerships with likeminded but very different schools generate a “changeative” mindset that seeds reflectiveness and responsiveness throughout a school community? Learn how Eton College's partnerships with Holyport College, the London Academy of Excellence, and local schools are bringing changes and challenges to the school.
Presenter: Tom Arbuthnott, Eton College (United Kingdom)

Students in New Zealand Boys’ Schools Outperform Boys in Coed Schools
Track: Boys’ Education

Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 5
New Zealand has the highest percentage of nonselective, state boys’ schools in the world. Between 2010 and 2012, the New Zealand Centre for Educational Research conducted a study to compare the academic outcomes of boys in boys’ schools to boys in coed schools. The results were astonishing. At every achievement and qualification level — irrespective of the socioeconomic profile of the students boys in boys’ schools were outperforming their counterparts in coed schools. Examine what has happened to those results since 2012, specifically in the following three years.
Presenter: David Ferguson, Westlake Boys High School and Association of Boys’ Schools of New Zealand (New Zealand)

Transforming Lives: Research and Practice in Indigenous Education

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Bennett 14
Hear the fruits of a 3-year rigorous study with The Scots College and the Australian Catholic University on the impact of Indigenous education programs. Explore insights from nearly a decade of innovation about how a well-designed scholarship program for disadvantaged boys transforms not only their lives but the whole school. Take away key lessons for inclusion through cross-cultural learning.
Presenters: Ian Lambert and Jonathan Samengo, The Scots College (Australia); Anthony Dillon, The Australian Catholic University (Australia)

Understanding and Using Emotional Intelligence in Schools

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 6
Define the construct of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and outline different models used in schools. Examine research indicating its utility within schools and review some practical examples in terms of measurement, tracking of students, and the use of EI development programs to produce positive student outcomes.
Presenters: Justine Lomas and Con Stough, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia); Nathan Simmons, Anglican Church Grammar School (Australia)

Why? Engaging Boys in Purposeful Learning
Track: STEM and Futures
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 12
What makes an engaging and meaningful learning task for middle school boys? Adapting Simon Sinek's Golden Circle, we developed an inquiry-based approach to science that centers around a big why linking learning to real-world problems involving future concerns. Get resources and hear our approach to change management, evaluation of changes, and an outline of future intentions.
Presenters: Paula Santos and Mark Williamson, Hale School (Australia)