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2017 IBSC Annual Conference LogoWelcome to our delegates arriving in Baltimore for the 2017 IBSC Annual Conference. With 580+ attendees representing 13 countries, the conference provides a unique opportunity for global camaraderie and idea sharing. Together we can promote the exchange of knowledge and best practices as we guide boys on the journey to manhood. We're glad you're here!

Download the Program. With more than 75 workshops, eight plenary sessions, an exhibit hall, and a networking reception — there's a lot to do at the conference. Download the conference program (9 MB PDF) now to plan your time. Rely on the 2017 IBSC Annual Conference mobile app to access the program on the go and create your personal schedule.

Registration. When you arrive at The Boys' Latin School of Maryland, please go to registration in the Julian S. Smith Alumni House to pick up your conference materials and credentials. Each registered delegate receives a printed conference program and name badge. Remember to wear your badge to all conference events. Registration runs 2:00–3:30 PM on Sunday.

Shuttle Service. Complimentary shuttle service for conference delegates runs from the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel to the school. Get complete details in the conference program and on the Hotel and Travel page. You can also find an IBSC Welcome Desk in the hotel lobby to answer any questions at these times:

  • Friday, 23 June, 7:30 – 8:30 AM
  • Saturday, 24 June, 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
  • Sunday, 25 June, 12:00 – 2:30 PM

Information Desk. On Sunday, you may find the Information Desk in the Julian S. Smith Alumni House during registration hours. After Sunday, you may find the Information Desk in the lobby of Hopkins Hall. Volunteers at the Information Desk can provide technology support, advice, and information about the conference, school, and city.

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Anita Trolese, St. John's Preparatory School, Wins 2017 IBSC Action Research Award

The winner of the 2017 IBSC Action Research Award is Anita Trolese from St. John's Preparatory School (South Africa). Anita receives this award for the completion of an action research project to the highest standard, and for her enthusiastic and valuable contribution to the IBSC Action Research community.

Focusing on Collaboration and the Power of Team Learning, Anita developed a project for her Year 7 boys to answer the question "Why Shakespeare in 2016?" The boys downloaded the Macbeth Graphic Novel Quick Text (McDonald, 2015) to their devices (St. John's Preparatory School is a BYOD school) and this text formed the launch pad for their study.

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David Anderson Named 2017 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award Honoree

IBSC will present the 2017 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award at the 2017 IBSC Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, United State hosted by The Boys' Latin School of Maryland.

Since 1980, David Anderson has devoted himself to educating boys in a single-sex environment at Shore School (Australia). A geography teacher, Anderson served as Senior Boarding Housemaster and Boarding Housemaster for 25 years, and on the School Executive for 15 years.

In 1995, he led his first IBSC Annual Conference workshop, continuing to present workshops at 17 more conferences! Anderson hosted the 10th Coalition Annual Conference at Shore School in 2003 and served on the IBSC Board of Trustees 2003-13, including three years as Vice President Australasia.

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2017 IBSC Annual Conference, 25-28 June, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The 2017 IBSC Annual Conference is nearly upon us! Our colleagues and friends will meet from 25-28 June on the campus of The Boys' Latin School of Maryland to explore the theme Beyond Innovation: Creativity, Discovery, and Engagement. Gain expert advice during the 80+ workshops. Plan your time at the conference by browsing workshops by day and time or by topic. Plus, hear from dynamic speakers, including New York Times bestselling author and youth advocate Wes Moore, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels, and UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski.

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IBSC-One Schoolhouse Online Classes, 17 July – 11 August

Register now for the next series of IBSC–One Schoolhouse online classes. Join a cohort of fellow educators in these customized professional development opportunities 17 July – 11 August 2017.

  • Building Leadership in Schools for Boys
    In this global online course, gain an overview of the theory and practice of leadership in the school environment. Current and aspiring leaders across the school spectrum — from educators to those in school operations — explore and apply models and frameworks for personal and team leadership.
  • Mastery Practice in Teaching Boys
    Experienced teachers, continue your professional growth on the journey to becoming a master teacher in a boys' school. Boost your expertise in best practices for teaching boys and creating an optimal learning environment for them.
  • Single-Gender Education: A Course for Teachers New to Boys' Schools
    Connect and collaborate with other teachers to explore best practice and research in boys' classrooms in this online course created specifically for teachers newly hired at boys' schools.
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Gender Inclusion Symposium for Single Sex Schools, 8 May 2017

Join East Bay School for Boys, other Bay Area schools, and schools from across the nation for a day of dialogue, learning, and sharing best practices while exploring emerging concepts of gender and their implications in an ever-evolving world. The event occurs Wednesday, 8 May 2017 from 8:30am – 3:30pm at East Bay School for Boys in Berkeley, California, United States. Consult Gender Inclusion Symposium for details and to register.

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