Boys, Emerging Technologies, and Learning Relationships
October 2 – 27, 2023
An IBSC Online Class
Focus on the pivotal role of learning relationships and their transformative impact on boys as you engage with other educators and immerse yourself in the digital realm of boys' education in this online course. Learn from industry leaders, educators, and school leaders from around the world as we explore the intersection of learning relationships, technology, and the education of boys.
Join us to:
- Dive into the mechanics of establishing and fostering learning relationships through various forms of technology. Explore the recent IBSC-commissioned research project Building Learning Relationships Through the Use of Technology. Part One of this research shows how new and emerging technologies are impacting pedagogy and relationships, including areas of overlap between these two. The data from Part Two suggest that schools incorporate technology into their pedagogical practices to enhance communication, foster collaboration, facilitate learning task accessibility, monitor pupil progress more effectively, and promote student-driven learning, highlighting both the advantages and perceived risks of such integration.
- Examine the impact of emerging technologies—artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, and gamification—on relational learning in boys’ schools. Gain insights into how these technological tools, when interwoven with a relationship-oriented learning approach, can ignite engagement, motivation, and performance.
- Understand the significance of good digital citizenship by discussing the importance of boys’ online safety, privacy, digital footprint, and respectful online interaction. Discover how essential it is to imbue boys with these skills, enabling them to foster respectful online relationships and maintain digital integrity, and equip them to reap the benefits of technology-enhanced learning.
Who Should Attend?
Classroom teachers who want to understand how best to integrate existing and emerging technologies into boys’ learning while maintaining the primacy of learning relationships and ensuring the integrity of boys’ digital footprint benefit from this online class.
Classes run asynchronously, so there is no specific time each week when you must attend online. Plan to spend at least 3-5 hours each week the class is in session. Coursework and assignments for each unit open Monday morning; please complete this work by the following Sunday evening. Grace periods are given, but interaction proves more effective when the entire class works on the same topic. Connect and collaborate with fellow teachers through a variety of interactive media, including short videos and discussion boards.
- IBSC member rate: US $445
- Nonmember rate: US $575
- IBSC South Africa member rate: US $355
Please note: Login information for your online course is sent the Friday before the course is scheduled to open. If you registered for the course after the Friday before the course beings, login information will be sent within 24 business hours.
IBSC will refund 90% of registration fees if a written request is received two weeks prior to the class. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this time. Schools seeking to register an alternate to replace a participant unable to attend should contact IBSC@theibsc.org.