2022 IBSC Annual Conference2022 IBSC Annual Conference 

St. Mark’s School of Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States
June 26 - 29 


Workshop Block 5

Wednesday, June 29, 8:30 - 9:30 AM

 

The Art of Self-Regulated Learning: Supporting Boys’ Motivation and Effort
Appeals to: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: McDermott-Green Science Center 103

Discuss how self-regulated learning presents in the classroom and what content-area approaches encourage boys to complete homework, ask for help, and engage with all facets of the learning process. Delve into practical strategies for how teachers and administrators can foster strong motivation and agency in boys.
Presenters: Caroline Dengler and Patrick Mulloy, St. Paul's School for Boys (United States)

BASE-line: The St. Mark's Lower School PE Model
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: Centennial Hall 141

Behavior, attitude, sportsmanship, and effort form "the BASE-line," a key element of the St. Mark's lower school PE program. St. Mark's builds on these words beginning in lower school and these concepts have lasting value across all levels of teaching and coaching. Join 37-year St. Mark's veteran Doc Browning for a lively, fun, and hopefully enriching discussion.
Presenter: Robert Browning, St. Mark's School of Texas (United States)

Building Social Connections: How Research Supports Boys’ Schools
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Winn Science Center - Science Lecture Hall

Current brain research explains the necessity of social connections for adolescents both in the classroom and in the school community and how social networks protect students from the effects of stress and substance abuse. Linking that knowledge with accessible educational practices creates an atmosphere that helps boys develop into strong, compassionate men.
Presenter: Abigail James, Piedmont Virginia Community College (United States)

"Dallas, We Have a Problem." Lower School Science, PBL, and the Path to Manhood
Appeals to: Lower/Primary School (Ages 5-12)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: Winn Science Center 105

Science, STEM, STEAM, STREAM, problem-based learning (PBL), thinking routines, and the design process. Share examples of how a lower school science class uses these concepts to help students enjoy and engage in a variety of science topics as they begin their education experience. Both science-specialist teachers and classroom teachers who teach science benefit from this workshop.
Presenter: P. Matthew Dillon, St. Mark's School of Texas (United States)

How Innovative Boys’ Schools Navigate Social Media, SEL, and Current Events
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: Centennial Hall 208

Now more than ever students’ social-emotional health gets shaped by their social world, including social media and technology. Join us to interact and explore the ways innovative boys’ schools create community and support the social-emotional health of students, faculty, and families.
Presenters: Andrea Jenkins, The Social Institute; Hiram Cuevas, St. Christopher's School (United States); Tom Stack, Seven Hills School (United States)

How to Create a More Student-Centered Community
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: Centennial Hall 232

Student-centered learning has been shown to increase student self-confidence as well as provide graduates with essential 21st century skills such as research, collaboration, resiliency, and innovation. Explore elements of student-centered schools that you can incorporate into any classroom and help produce graduates prepared for today's world.
Presenter: Bryan Dunn, Roxbury Latin School (United States)

Learning with Head, Heart, and Hands: The Power of Student Leadership Clubs
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: Centennial Hall 204

Student-centered learning has been shown to increase student self-confidence as well as provide graduates with essential 21st century skills such as research, collaboration, resiliency, and innovation. Explore elements of student-centered schools that you can incorporate into any classroom and help produce graduates prepared for today's world.
Presenters: Sherri Darver and Martin Stegemoeller, St. Mark's School of Texas (United States)

The Path to (Hu)Manhood
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: Centennial Hall 142

Educating young adults on the ideals of tolerance and acceptance that have held together a breathtakingly diverse nation like India—my country—for millennia. The way we do this is by inspiring students to lead as firsts among equals and by inculcating the value of treating every human being with equal respect. Without these character traits, it is difficult to aspire to full (hu)manhood.
Presenter: Rajorshi Chatterjee, M.C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth (India)

Singing with Boys: Choral Music as a Catalyst for Growth on the Path to Manhood
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: St. Mark's Chapel

Benefits of choir include positive outcomes matching team sports: camaraderie, mental acuity, and endorphin release. Boys who sing in choral ensembles show increased self-confidence, self-discipline, and memory skills. Gain strategies for encouraging participation in ensemble singing and achieving positive outcomes. Enjoy a performance by the Upper School Choir.
Presenter: Tinsley Silcox, St. Mark's School of Texas (United States)

Tell to Educate: The Unimaginable Journey of the Unheard
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: Advanced
Room: Centennial Hall 227

My qualitative research study focuses on a central topic: What are the struggles of black male educational leaders on their journey to becoming an educational leader? Today our future leaders continue to detach from education as a vehicle and career. Through literature reviews, interviews, and surveys, hear this story and results, which lead to the impact of story and representation.
Presenter: Anthony Lott, Gilman School (United States)

Today's Boys, Tomorrow's Men: Modern Masculinities at Boys’ School
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Room: McDermott-Green Science Center 102

Learn how The Browning School created a suite of courses for boys to expand the range of masculinities available to boys and foster emotional fluency and gender awareness. Share our learnings as we built the curriculum, embedded it in the mission and culture of the school, and began introducing it to our various school constituencies.
Presenters: John Botti, Janet Lien, and Naledi Semela, The Browning School (United States)

Using Literature to Form and Inform a Path to Manhood
Appeals to: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: Centennial Hall 116

Examine young adult literature to highlight the roles identity, othering, and tribalism play in the lives of boys as they develop into young men. Revealing aspects of these societal influences allows for a deep dive into how they can develop, form friendships, and bring their best to their communities.
Presenters: Trish Cislak, Crescent School (Canada); Andrew Stark, Southport School (Australia); Pooja Mathur, The King's School (Australia)

What Are Boys' Schools Doing About Transgender Students?
Appeals to: All Ages
Knowledge Level: New to the topic
Room: McDermott-Green Science Center 101

Transgender students and cultural redefinitions of gender pose unique challenges for boys’ schools. Via video interview, learn how Collegiate School became one of the first to develop and implement a gender-diversity policy. Use the experience as a guide to examine how boys’ schools can respond to the changing gender landscape while staying true to mission and responsive to all stakeholders.
Presenter: Julie Mencher, LGBT diversity consultant