2021 IBSC Virtual Conference
Schedule for June 23
Hosted by the IBSC Americas Region
4:00 - 5:30 PM EDT
Opening Student Performance
The Roxbury Latin School (United States)
Chris Post, secretary, IBSC Board of Trustees, and headmaster, The Boys' Latin School of Maryland (United States)
Tom Batty, chair, IBSC Board of Trustees, and principal, Scotch College (Australia)
How Can We Find Our Better Angels?
Featuring Jon Meacham
Join renowned historian, contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, contributing editor at Time Magazine, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham as he challenges our IBSC community to create ways we can better contribute to our schools and boys’ education. Using his latest book, His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope, Meacham recounts the story of civil rights icon John Lewis and how his journey can inspire us all to effect social and political change.
Panel Conversation: Shared Stories from Our Schools
Join IBSC leaders from the United States and Canada to take the lessons Jon Meacham shares and explore how they can benefit boys’ schools.
Panelists: Michael Fellin, headmaster, and Jonathan Arendt, upper school English teacher, Crescent School (Canada); Lorri Hamilton Durbin, head of school, and Flora Mugambi-Mutunga, director of community building and inclusion, Town School for Boys (United States)
Following the general session, you may select a 30-minute workshop to attend from the list below. In the event app, simply select which workshop room you want to enter.
You may download workshop materials from any presenter who shares them with us by clicking the link under the workshop description.
|Becoming a Strong 21st Century School of Character
Attend this moderated panel discussion that shares wisdom and experience of schools’ continuing journeys in becoming successful 21st century schools of character. Their progress evolves in tandem with the Character Education in Schools for Boys 2019 research. Focus on strategies for implementing a holistic framework for character education.
Presenters: Philip Cummins, CIRCLE - Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education; Michael Fellin, Crescent School (Canada); Ian Lambert, The Scots College (Australia); Gerard Atkin, Palmerston North Boys' High School (New Zealand)
Grade Levels: All
|Connecting Boys to Dance: The Ultimate Brain Break
Join this interactive workshop to discover how to use dance and movement as a stress-reducing activity, promoting physical and mental wellness in boys.
Presenter: Maureen Powers, Selwyn House School (Canada)
Grade Levels: All
Enhancing Student Well-Being Through Strengthening Head, Heart, and Humanity
Libraries Matter: Research and Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Google
Set Your GPS: Intentional, Reflective, and Authentic Postsecondary Planning
Technology for Good: Weaving Technology with Identity, Empathy, and Citizenship
The Truth About Faculty Culture—Creating, Managing, Leading
|Traditional Progress: Evaluating and Crafting Belief and Mission Statements
It is often difficult to overcome the "traditions" of the past when schools self-reflect. With careful self-evaluation, schools can maintain the traditions of the past while reaching toward future growth and advancement. Undertake exercises for self-evaluation through conversation, surveys, and data collection in order to build consensus across a community.
Presenters: Michael Carr and Josh Hartle, Delbarton School (United States)
Grade Levels: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)