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2019 IBSC Annual Conference

Selwyn House School

Montréal, Québec, Canada
June 26 - 29


Workshop Block 3

Friday, June 28, 8:00 - 9:00 AM

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

The Arts—Taking Charge of Life

Track: Boys and the Arts
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: MS 4
The arts provide a means for students to develop creativity and self-expression. Arts classes and activities also create the opportunity to develop risk-taking skills that help students take charge of their lives. Explore the connection between creativity and risk and examine ways to help boys grow via the arts.
Presenters: Brent Cirves, Woodberry Forest School (United States); Abigail James, Germanna Community College

Awaken Boys in Your Class: An Arts-Based Approach to Transitive Learning

Track: Boys and the Arts
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15),
Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: MAC 1
Researchers Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley have discovered that transitivity, an element in lessons unrelated to the subject, can stimulate boys’ interest and hold attention. The arts promote the kinesthetic, hands-on outlet boys crave and provide transitivity in non-arts classes. Get examples as we explore the process of planning transitive lessons by incorporating the arts.
Presenter: Nicole Campbell, Church Farm School (United States)

Behind the Mask: Privileged but Pressured

Track: A Focus on the Junior Years: Boys, Arts, Wellness (PK-6)
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: E1

Students at Christ Church Grammar School come from affluent backgrounds that demand success and greatness. Although not “disadvantaged” in a traditional sense, the boys we teach are more likely to experience anxiety and depression. Integrating contemporary themes within our arts teaching practice has enabled a shift in the profile of arts learning. We are advocates for change.
Presenters: Ryan Dawson and Claire Donald, Christ Church Grammar LW Parry Preparatory School (Australia)

Boys Leading with Heart and Mind

Track: The Heart of the Matter: Boys' Education
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: Lucas Seminar Room

Appointing boys to formal positions of leadership has been a long-standing practice of boys' schools. What do you expect of your boys once you appoint them? Do they lead or do they do jobs for you? Discover how to help your students discover their leadership passion, what drives them to serve, and how to lead with confidence.
Presenter: Heath De Lany, Trinity Grammar School (Australia)

Brave Hearts Bold Minds: A Framework for Shaping the Character and Care of Boys

Track: The Heart of the Matter: Boys' Education
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Makerspace

Explore the development of our Brave Hearts Bold Minds philosophy of education over the past decade and the impact of its framework on culture, research, and practice in educating for the character and care of boys. Get practical steps for school leaders to develop and refine your own philosophy and framework for a more holistic, transformative education.
Presenters: Hugh Chilton and Ian Lambert, The Scots College (Australia)

Capturing the Sound of a School Through Commissioning Composers

Track: Boys and the Arts
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: MAC 2

For Cranbrook School’s 100th year, the school embarked on a significant commissioning project of 10 new musical works to celebrate its centenary. Explore how this process captures the unique sound and voice of a school and lessons learned along the way.
Presenter: Luke Gilmour, Cranbrook School (Australia)

Creating Positive Classroom Culture: Embedding Values Education into Curriculum

Track: A Focus on the Junior Years: Boys, Arts, Wellness (PK-6)
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: E2

In the busy world of primary boys’ classrooms, values education and pastoral care programs can be seen as unnecessary add ons. Learn how embedding positive behavior supports in the curriculum can play a central role in fostering empathy, collaboration, and a growth mindset. Get simple tools and tips on how simple changes to existing curriculum can enhance your classroom.
Presenter: Mark Hoppe, The Southport School (Australia)

Deeper Learning via Curricular Integration of Visual and Performing Arts

Track: A Focus on the Junior Years: Boys, Arts, Wellness (PK-6)
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: E3

Town School has harnessed visual and performing arts in cross-curricular, collaborative experiences to ignite engagement and learning. From studio art to percussion and theater arts to music, students find their niche, deepen understanding, and share their creativity with the broader community. Get samples of the lower school curriculum and engage in hands-on experiences.
Presenters: Jennifer Warren and Laura Ruppert, Town School for Boys (United States)

Developing Adaptable, Creative, and Resilient Pupils with Your Sports Program

Track: The Heart of the Matter: Boys' Education
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: The Library

The role of sports and physical education (PE) often gets undervalued in supporting the learner profile of pupils with an over-emphasis on the value of outcome over process. Consider how placing learning at the heart of PE and sports helps promote adaptability, creativity, and resilience, which improve pupil attainment and attitude to learning and attendance.
Presenters: George Browning, King Edward's School (United Kingdom)

Fostering Empowerment, Identity, and Authenticity Through Theater

Track: Boys and the Arts
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: MAC 3

Uncover the creative journey taken by boys in dramatic productions and how directors use a collaborative, relational approach to model authenticity and appreciation for self and others. Examine the role that boy to boy mentoring plays in the sustainability of our program. Participate in activities to gain practical examples and models you can use at your school.
Presenters: Godric Latimer-Kim and Jen Johnson, Crescent School (Canada)

Growing Good Men Through Literature

Track: Boys and the Arts
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: MAC 4

Our schools work in the ethos of growing good men. In a world where toxic masculinity gets a lot of press, how do we reaffirm the ways we want to see young men behave? How do we take a positive approach to the development of character? Look at the various ways reading and literature provoke discussion about positive masculinity, helping shape the young men in our schools.
Presenter: Lauren Cook, Berwick Grammar School (Australia)

A Holistic Approach to Drama Education for Boys in a PK-6 Setting

Track: A Focus on the Junior Years: Boys, Arts, Wellness (PK-6)
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: Red Room Theatre

Experience a practical toolkit based on a holistic drama curriculum. Learn how to use theater tools to create a space where boys can try out life without the risk of real-life consequences. Feel inspired to deliver the perfect vehicle for boys to embrace experiential learning as they make sense of themselves and the world they live in.
Presenter: Tremaine Pavlovski, Scotch College (VIC) (Australia)

How Executive Functioning Impacts a Boy’s Well-Being

Track: Boys and Mental Wellness
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12), Middle School (Ages 12-15)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: MS 5

Examine how executive functioning skills impact boys’ success. Define executive functioning and look closely at the connection between anxiety, executive functioning, and well-being. Gain strategies to directly teach executive functioning skills in the classroom.
Presenters: Andrew Ayers and Amelia Glauber, Collegiate School (United States)

The Journey Within

Track: Boys and Mental Wellness
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: MS 6

A journey of writing has myriad of benefits. Confronting the past, evaluating the present, and planning for the future furthers our understanding of ourselves and contributes to a healthy, meaningful, and productive future. Engaging in self-authoring while stretched to the limits physically and mentally allows us to reassess who we are and where we are going.
Presenter: Tanith von Mayer, Michaelhouse (South Africa)

The Pen and the Paintbrush: An Art Affair

Track: The Heart of the Matter: Boys' Education
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: Student Success Centre

In a world where snap judgements and clever posts are the norm, how can teachers inspire students to embrace and tell authentic stories? How can narratives nurture artistic expression? Simulate the classroom experience through hands-on activities encouraging creativity, visual and written storytelling, and empowered relationships.
Presenters: Amy Digges and Ann Gazin, The Boys' Latin School of Maryland (United States)

Portraits of Young Men as Artists: Sketches that Mirror Transformations

Track: Boys and the Arts
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: MS 3

From a music, theater, and visual arts perspective, discuss an in-class activity and out-of-class event that show the process and product of our curricula. Find out how to teach and implement reflection and critique with a willingness to trust the process, grow, and develop personal identity. See how the transformations and transitions of adolescent boys manifest in our programs.
Presenters: Jordan Frederick, Cal Fuller, and Catharine Hollifield, Montgomery Bell Academy (United States)

Understanding the World Around Us

Track: Boys and the Arts
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Agora Classroom

Using a boy’s natural curiosity, science curricula can be better understood if viewed through the intense observational eye of an artist. Understanding the disconnect and differences between the artist’s view (form) and the scientist’s (function), students can sharpen and heighten their awareness of the world around them.
Presenters: James Fry and Jacqueline White, Malvern Preparatory School (United States)

We're Cracking the Code on Marketing to Millennials

Track: The Heart of the Matter: Boys' Education
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: F2

Marketing to millennials is difficult. From short attention spans to a research-focused buying process, it is getting harder for schools to get in touch with this generation. Learn how millennials think and behave and how to use that understanding to improve your marketing, admissions, and advancement campaigns. Share strategies and best practices to engage with this generation for your school's benefit.
Presenter: Rob DiMartino, Finalsite