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

Workshop Block 6

Wednesday, July 11, 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Boys and Independent Inquiry Success: Four Key Principles and How to Enact Them

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Bennett 5
Join two leaders from Prince Alfred College to share key principles from their teams. Key pedagogy has grown boys’ capacity in long, dated, demanding, high-stakes assessment. Enacting the four principles of project management, topic choice, higher-order thinking templates, and assessment behaviors (teachers and students) has raised student productivity, achievement, and teacher effectiveness.
Presenters: Chris McGuire and Nick Raimondo, Prince Alfred College (Australia)

Boys, Boarding, and Brotherhood

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Advanced
Room: Bennett 6
In our world character and leadership are seen as pivotal areas in boys’ education. Unpack two facets of boarding education resilience and brotherhood in a bid to see how sport, uniforms, and war cries foster such attributes. Study data from Australian and international boys’ schools that underscores how integral grit and community are in developing adolescent leaders.
Presenters: James Thorpe and Mike Symons, The King's School (Australia)

Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools: Insights from Educators Leading the Way

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Bennett 7
Get a practical guide from teachers with direct experience implementing emotional intelligence initiatives within a school. Hear about the process of adopting this framework, along with its benefits and challenges. Cover logistical and planning considerations involving the whole school community and gain an overview of outcomes observed to date.
Presenters: Chris Nield and Symond Russell, Anglican Church Grammar School (Australia); Rob French and Howard Kelly, Camberwell Grammar School (Australia); Andrew Gibbs, St. Paul's Collegiate School (New Zealand)

Developing Leaders Using Design Thinking and Community Engagement

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 4
Hear two Canadian educators explain how they developed a grade 11 leadership curriculum using design thinking and community-engaged learning. In the leadership experience, students are positioned as community allies who develop solutions to real-world problems. This innovative program focuses on using experiential learning to develop students' leadership competencies.
Presenters: Richard Prosser, Crescent School (Canada); Alexandra Rodney, University of Guelph (Canada)

Growing the Teachers of Tomorrow

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 5
There's never been a greater need for schools to encourage young students to take up the teaching profession. A teacher-intern program can provide fertile soil for growing the teachers of the future. Learn about the successes and potential pitfalls of establishing an intern program, including mentorship, professional learning, and integrating a diverse group of young people into the staff room.
Presenter: Margot Long, St. John's College (Johannesburg) (South Africa)

Implementation of a Public Speaking Program to Enhance Student Leadership

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 6
Uncover how to create an ideal environment to introduce a public speaking format that caters to the needs of all. Explore the significance of impromptu speech in developing confidence and excellence in public speaking. Create a culture that encourages and promotes public speaking, and examine a model showing the development in public speaking of 12-year-old boys to 18-year-old young men.
Presenter: John Wallace, The Southport School (Australia)

Implementing Self-Paced Learning Through a Flipped Classroom Model

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Bennett 8
The goal of the self-paced flipped classroom model is to allow pupils to master each concept and move on to the next. This method creates more one-on-one time with the instructor, which allows weaker students to master difficult concepts and advanced students to mentor their peers. Discover how this system makes the learning process proactive for students, allowing for greater retention of the material.
Presenters: Jack Diffley and Jessica McKeever, Delbarton School (United States)

The Importance of Enterprise in the Emerging World of Our Boys

Track: STEM and Futures
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 13
STEM disciplines and the 21st century skills required to fruitfully navigate them are widely accepted as integral components of future enterprise. Join us to hear a rationale for a “curriculum-free” academic subject wherein boys, working in small groups, identify and solve real-world problems of their own choosing, and are assessed by relevant industry experts.
Presenters: Tom Batty and Peter Coutis, Scotch College (Australia)

Inspiring Leadership Through Service
Track: Leadership

Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 7
Service in the community is an area of education where boys learn valuable life lessons and practical skills. One of the challenges faced by service programs run in year 1-8 schools is finding age-appropriate service opportunities. Hear about service initiatives that involve students, their parents or caregivers, and their peer groups, as well as service initiatives for staff.
Presenters: Richard Kirk and Reuben Hardie, Saint Kentigern Boys' School (New Zealand)

Learning to Lead in a Cross-Age Context: A Focus on Character Development

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 8
Trinity Grammar School has had a long tradition of developing strong leaders through the vibrant House System, the Leadership Retreat, the Camp Program, and Peer and Sport Mentoring. Explore these programs in greater depth with a specific focus on how the study of character and manhood culminates in students developing a desire to serve others through leadership.
Presenter: Rose Humberstone, Trinity Grammar School (Australia)

MENS REMAP: Developing Well-Being and Positive Education at The Southport School

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the Topic
Room: Dods 9
MENS REMAP is our program of well-being, health, and positive education at The Southport School. We aspire to a high-quality program, informed by research, that meets our boys as they currently are and helps them flourish. Ongoing assessment of the impact we are having proves critical to our program. Hear about our progress and engage with colleagues who share this interest.
Presenters: Nick Stansbie, Angela Zagoren, and Caitlin Anderson, The Southport School (Australia)

Project 21C: Students Developing Solutions to Problems in the Contemporary World

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Bennett 13
In a world where automation and globalization are shifting the landscape of work, particularly for men, we must rethink how schools are preparing boys for their future. Find out how Project 21C attempts to engage boys in the middle school by providing leadership opportunities and allowing them freedom to collaborate and create solutions to contemporary issues in their local, national, and global world.
Presenter: Helen McDonald, Berwick Grammar School (Australia)

Strengthening Our Students' Foundation to Build a Sound Tomorrow

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 10
Get a sense of the efforts we are putting in, against all odds, to help our students become well-rounded individuals, equipping them to face the challenges of the 21st century and eventually carve out a niche for themselves in whichever sphere of life their passion lead them.
Presenter: Kathika Dasgupta, M.C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth (India)

Targeted Feedback: Putting the Boy in the Driver's Seat

Track: Boys’ Education
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Bennett 14
Guided by current educational research, explore how we implemented metacognitive programs that provide targeted feedback for boys’ individual learning needs through each topic studied. Learn how data collection and analysis allows the boy to build his learning disposition and assessment capability while empowering him to focus on the content that he finds challenging.
Presenters: Carina Jansen,Katie White, and Nicole Clark, Brighton Grammar School (Australia)

Teaching Leadership to Boys in the 21st Century: The Future Leader Award (FLA)

Track: Leadership
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dods 11
Combining taught leadership theory, team-based project, and mentoring, the FLA provides boys with skills to improve their local and global communities, and themselves. Learn about our rationale for the FLA and our leadership competency framework, drawn from education, the military, and business. Take the opportunity to share such approaches and their impact.
Presenter: James Oldham, Beechen Cliff School (United Kingdom)

Using Relational Learning to Cultivate Empathy and Leadership in Boys
Track: Boys’ Education

Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Dodds 3
Empathy is a key ingredient for leadership. Through a relational and developmental lens, English can prepare young men for college-level reading, thinking, and writing. With an inquiry-based curriculum grounded in texts that express the human condition, boys will inherently exercise the ability to understand humanity, which will prove to be invaluable in their journey to manhood. Join us to learn more.
Presenter: Trevor Stern, Avon Old Farms School (United States)