2020 IBSC Virtual Conference
July 8 - 9
IBSC Action Research Speakers
Following the opening session each day, select a 20-minute IBSC Action Research workshop to attend. Learn cutting-edge ideas from boys' educators who conducted primary research in their schools. Below please find the action researchers who will present at the conference. The schedule offers more details on timing and workshop topics.
Academic Coordinator - Glengarry Campus, The
Scots College (Australia)
Head of Key Stage 3, Physical Education, Aylesbury Grammar School (United
My passion is in the development of and refinement of the
curriculum, my department and I teach a broad range of abilities and I am
constantly looking for ways to enrich and enthuse the students in PE. I believe
that this action research project will enable me look deeper into a range of
issues and hopefully develop an exciting change to the Physical education
|Anné du Plessis
Head of Subject: Latin and English Teacher, St. John’s College (South Africa)
Assistant Head of Faculty - Science, & TiC of Agriculture and
Agribusiness, Rathkeale College (New Zealand)
|Kathryn (Katy) Mellor
Mathematics Teacher, Head of Grade 8 Inquiry Based Learning, St. Stithians Boys' College (South Africa)
Teacher Librarian, Upper Canada
Mari has been fortunate to
work in public, college and school libraries in Canada, Cyprus, Japan, the
United States and Switzerland with learners of all ages. She is interested in
how learners engage cognitively and emotionally in libraries. Mari is currently
in charge of the Macintosh Library at Upper Canada College in Toronto, where
she also advises 10 boys, grades 10-12 and runs a service club.
Middle School Science Teacher, Crescent
My project centres around the development of 21st century learning skills, with a focus on the 4Cs, through the use of a student-generated, personalized action plan.
Director of Technology and Summer Programs, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart (United States)
Upper School House Dean and Teacher, St.
Christopher's School (United States)
|John Van Dyk
Head of Senior School, Aquinas College (Australia)
Middle School Librarian, Gilman
School (United States)
Grade 8 Curriculum Coordinator, Hilton College (South Africa)
In 2016, I returned to South
Africa to take up a position at Hilton College. My role here involves teaching
English and coordinating our Grade 8 curriculum. Our junior curriculum
highlights the inter-connection between different subject areas and provides
opportunities for collaboration, creativity and problem-based learning.
Grade 2 Homeroom Teacher, The Sterling Hall School (Canada)
I value connection with my students as well as using inquiry in the classroom. The Sterling Hall School’s focus on character education and enthusiasm for innovative practices has allowed me to incorporate my values and passions in my classroom.
When I am not teaching, I love traveling around Canada and the world for outdoor adventures, hiking, scuba diving, and reading.
Head of Natural Sciences, Saint
Benedict's College (South Africa)
My passion for teaching was
only realised during my final year of studying a BSc in Biochemistry and Human
Physiology during my time as a practical demonstrator and tutor. Instead of
pursuing my Honours in Biochemistry, I decided to follow my passion for
teaching and do a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).
My desire to constantly
improve as a teacher led to my perusal of a BSc Honours in Science Education. I
presented my honour’s research paper titled “Developing science learners’
climate change literacy: a science teacher’s self-study” at the SAARMSTE
(Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and
Technology Education) conference.
She is passionate about research and curriculum development, in particular the potential of young people to direct and own their learning and the role of inquiry and access to quality information in the process. She acknowledges the necessity for partners in education to work together in guiding school learners to ask the right questions and expose them to information and opportunities for successful knowledge construction and problem solving. She enjoys spending time with her teenage son, blogging, reading and travelling.
French Master, Eton College (United
I have always been convinced that subject
teachers not only have the duty of giving young adults the key to further their
understanding of that subject but above all they have a crucial part to play in
being a role model. We all have a duty of setting examples of empathy and other
qualities which will make young people ‘smart’ citizens.
Eton is a place where I am able to do just
that, especially within the current difficult times where one is encouraged to
Learning Strategist, Selwyn House School (Canada)
I began my career as an ESL teacher in Tokyo after which I taught History, Social Studies and French in Melbourne, Australia. When I returned to Canada, I taught at anl independent school specializing in Autism, ADHD, Anxiety and other learning difficulties. It was an eye-opening and rewarding experience.
I have a specialist certification in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from OISE. While I am no longer in the classroom, my background has helped me to understand the needs of different stakeholders.
Director of Academic Growth, Berwick
Grammar School (Australia)
|Caroline Miller Dengler
Director of Learning Services, 5-12, St.
Paul's School for Boys (United States)
English and English Language Teacher, Scotch