140x140Practical Pedagogies 2015

Focus: Creativity, Innovation and Internationalism

Workshop programme

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Workshop Options [Secondary | Whole School | Primary]
Each delegate attends four workshops on Day 1, three workshops on Day 2, with refreshment breaks and lunch provided.

All workshops are provided by experienced teachers.

Day 1: Thursday 15th October 2015

08.30 - 09.00: Coffee / Registration | 09.00 - 10.00: Opening keynote | 11.15-11.40: Coffee | 12.45-13.45: Hot lunch | 16.15-16.45: Coffee | Evening (optional): Restaurant

 

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Workshop 1
10.15-11.15

Computing
An overview of VLEs: Using Moodle for planning, collaboration, communication assessment
RNJ

Literacy/History
Scaffolding Engagement in Research Skills
VSE

Tech Tools
Screencasting as a teaching tool
RWA

 The challenge of synthesis: Helping students make sense of complex learning situations
EMC

Creativity: A skills set for success
KWIL

 Maths
Engaging Maths for everyone
OBO

Assess/Report
Effective stratatgies for formative assessment
SGA

Developing a school curriculum you'll be proud to put your name to
BLO

English/Literacy
Novel Departures: Embracing literacy and cross-curricular activities in primary
IPA/EAS

Computing
Strategies for teaching primary computing
MBE

Workshop 2
11.45-12.45

Big data: sets and tools
MBE

Game design and socratic smash
KMC

CAS/TOK:
Using “Goodwall” to Promote Humanitarian Attitudes and Actions
MBO

 Developing understanding through misconceptions
ABE

MFL
Using Kahoot! to engage students in knowledge acquisition
ABR

 The challenge of synthesis: Helping students make sense of complex learning situations
EMC

Maths
Evaluating Digital Math Games for Children
HPO

Assess/Report
Assessment with a human face: how do we measure wellbeing and engagement?

NCH

MFL
Boosting language acquisition for lower and upper primary through a FUN Reading Program.
PBU/JAL

English/Literacy:
Using picture books to inspire writing in Primary
JHA/AGR

Workshop 3
14.00-15.00

 Empowering students with quality questioning and feedback skills
EMC

 History
Task-Based History Learning (TBHL)
NGA

Scaffolding understanding using "hexagon learning"
DFA

Digital Leaders: Harnessing the power of students and technology
CMA

Tech Tools
Teaching and learning with blogs
JSU

Bloom’s Taxonomy as a checklist for questions
DKR

Design/Technology
Linking Primary & Secondary Design Technology using Computer Aided Design and Printing
RKI

Maths
Enhancing students’ creativity in Maths in Primary and Secondary
SGR

Science / EAL
How to Support the EAL learner in the Primary Science Classroom
MMO

Literacy/Tech Tools
Stimulating writing: using technology to encourage reluctant writers
JSW

Workshop 4
15.15-16.15

History
A Social Studies Toolbox
DPT

Maths
Making Mistakes in a Good Direction
SAA

 

Making the mundane inspirational: Practical pedagogic techniques
DRO

Art, Music, Drama
Using drama games & activities across the curriculum
GFE / ERE

 Tech Tools:
Collaborating within and beyond the classroom in the Cloud
DST

Maths
Intermediate Geogebra Workshop
DPE

English/Literacy:
Creative approaches to understanding and analysing literary texts and topics
SMO

Launching a "Genius Hour" initiative in your school using Mobile Technologies
CCR/MSH

Make Room For Makerspaces
NHA

Designing deep, broad, generative projects
EMC

Day 2: Friday 16th October 2015

08.30 - 08.55: Coffee | 11.15-11.40: Coffee | 13.00-14.00: Hot lunch | 16.15-16.45: Coffee and close | Evening (optional): Restaurant OR Bar Tour

 

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Workshop 5
09.00-10.00

Science
 Enhanced Science Education Through Formative Assessments
DMO

Assess/Report
Marking and Feedback without coloured pens
BRO

 CAS/TOK
Theory of Knowledge across the curriculum: comparisons, contrasts and connections
SOR / NFR

Tech Tools
Mobile Technologies Make Thinking Visible
CCR

 MFL
Using the “Accelerated Integrated Method”  to teach French as a foreign language
DKR

Budget Constrained - Transforming One Classroom At A Time
NHA

History
Engaging Students with 21st Century 4C's
SCO

Maths
Everything is Awesome with LEGO® Math!
DPT

Tech Tools:
Collaborative Planning using Google apps
PPA

English/Literacy
Valuing talk in the classroom
SGR/EAS

Workshop 6
10.15-11.15

Empowering students with quality questioning and feedback skills
EMC

History / Geog
Effective cross-curricular projects between Geography, History and beyond
MPO/RTA

CAS/TOK:
How to integrate ToK into the classroom for IBDP teachers
EMO

Assess/Report
Marking: Is it really worth it?
SCOO

 Get Off Your Backsides: Active Learning & Creativity
BLL

English/Literacy
Teaching literacy in the blended classroom, or when 1 + 1 is bigger than 2
MFA

Maths
Gaming in the mathematics classroom: gimmick or true learning potential?
ELMC

MFL
Using technology to enhance foreign language learning in the Primary classroom
LST

Assess/Report
Keeping primary parents informed about what is happening in their child's class
PPA

Computing:
ICT, computing and blogs in the infant classroom
EAS

Workshop 7
11.45-12.45

English/Literacy
EAL learners at Secondary School : from Principles to Pedagogy

DLE

 History
Active learning in the History classroom for the exam years
DLA

MFL
Using Quizlet to improve knowledge acquisition
JCA

Embedding coaching strategies to improve teaching and learning
PSA

Art, Music, Drama
Using the Ukelele in the classroom
JPA

Assess/Report
Designing authentic assessments

CKE

Creating Creative Teachers
MCO

Big questions & philosophy with children
SGR / RWI

Designing deep, broad, generative projects
EMC

Computational thinking across the primary curriculum
MBE

Workshop 8
14.00-15.00

MFL/Literacy
Motivating tools to develop reading and writing skills in EAL and MFL
IJO

Boosting Confidence: Public Speaking Strategies for Reluctant Teens
LHA

History
 Creative Teaching Strategies for studying War and Conflict
HEX/AKO

Reading like a scientist, writing like a geographer
ACO 

Inspiring Self-Directed Learning with Kid "EdCamps"
HHU

Maths:
Integrating big questions into the maths scheme of work from year 6 to year 13
JGR

English/Literacy
Practical strategies for teaching EAL students in your classroom
NFR

Using SOLO Taxonomy to plan lessons, design lesson activities and assess students' progress
ADA

Assess/Report:
Setting Targets in the Primary Classroom
RCU

Extending student participation in blogging
PPA

Afternoon 15.15 - 16.15: Informal learning groups / TeachMeet / sharing of what we’ve learned / Provocative activity and Plenary
16.15 - 16.45: Coffee and Close

 

 

Keynote Workshops from Ewan McIntosh

Whole-School Keynote:
The challenge of synthesis: Helping students make sense of complex learning situations
Making sense of complex data is another key skill students require for the wider world. Chunking up learning into small manageable segments might work short term, but does not help students when there is no guide on the side the point out how it all comes together. Get your hands on some key synthesis tools from the design and educational worlds and use them from the next week.
Led by Keynote Speaker Ewan McIntosh: @ewanmcintosh

Secondary School Keynote
Empowering students with quality questioning and feedback skills
Secondary school educators often claim certain parts of curriculum just too challenging to put into the hands of students. Key to making this leap from teacher-led, teacher-centred learning is to help students learn how to ask the right kinds of question, and feedback on their own and each other’s work.
Led by Keynote Speaker Ewan McIntosh: @ewanmcintosh

Primary School Keynote Designing deep, broad, generative projects: Workshop for Primary practitioners with relevance to high school.
“Good practice” in project design has tended towards the teacher designing the end product of learning - the movie, essay, event - and working back from there to the exercises and activities the students will undertake. This “Understanding by Design” approach can be effective as it is laser-sharp in curricular coverage, predictable and easy to assess. However, it does not help students in the more real-world scenario where the goals are fuzzy and the learning journey broad and deep. In this workshop, learn how to create generative topics that will inspire a different kind of planning on the teacher’s part, and a more challenging learning landscape for our learners.
Led by Keynote Speaker Ewan McIntosh: @ewanmcintosh

CAS and TOK

Using “Goodwall” to Promote Humanitarian Attitudes and Actions
Goodwall is a humanitarian social network headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Formerly known as End Ignorance, Goodwall was launched last year as a social platform to share information and engage in actionable initiatives to improve the world. This is achieved through the practical aspects within the site that generate opportunities to 'do' rather than simply 'like' or 'share'. Goodwall is tailored for students in schools to get involved, build humanitarian CV’s and develop sustainable mindsets and behaviour. Goodwall also works with European schools and the International Baccalaureate program to provide students with access to volunteer opportunities that may help them get into university or land a job. Goodwall benefits the development of character, service learning and ultimately more empathy about issues. The IB are looking into running CAS points through the site and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards also plan on using the platform. NOTE: Either a laptop or an iPad will be needed by participants of this workshop.
Led by Marcus Bonalumi, Co-Founder at Goodwall

"How to integrate ToK into the classroom” for IBDP teachers
1 - Understanding ToK terminology (ToK diagram, KQ, WoK, AoK)
2 - How to make interdisciplinary connections, an example (TEDTalk)
2 - 4 practical exercises on how to introduce ToK in the DP classroom. This will be done by eliciting answers from teachers and by making connections to the topics they will be covering at the time of the workshop, so as to make it more relevant and meaningful to them.
Led by Elana Mora, International School of Stuttgart

Theory of Knowledge across the curriculum: comparisons, contrasts and connectionstmp47
This workshop will allow teachers to compare and contrast different approaches to TOK in various subjects and thereby spot interesting connections and comparisons to help with future planning and delivery.
Led by S. Orchard, Curriculum Leader for Business and Management Studies, IST


Tech Tools

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Mobile technologies create powerful learning experiences that make thinking visible. Participants will have the opportunity to create authentic content, engage with innovative practices and reflect on the potential of documentation for learning.
Led by Apple Distinguished Educators C. Crannell (@ccrannell) and M. Shillitoe (@markshillitoe)

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Generic workshop. Video screen capture is a digital recording of the screen often with accompanying voice over. They have become very popular in education in the flipped classroom but also for creating tutorials, giving feedback on students' work, setting tasks and leaving messages, providing voice-overs, story telling… They have applications for all subjects at all levels. Find out how to create, share and embed high quality screencasts then discuss the dozens of uses for the teacher and the student.
Led by R. Wade (@richard_wade), Teacher of Mathematics at IST

Collaborating within and beyond the classroom in the Cloud
Cloud computing (having work stored somewhere online rather than on a particular computer) offers a huge number of opportunities for learning.  We'll explore how sharing work between groups of students and teachers, or between groups of teachers can unlock new possibilities, including international collaboration.  We'll explore examples including Google Apps, Office 365, Blogs and Wikis. Bring a device - we'll get hands on!
Led by D. Stacey: Teacher / Hwb Digital Leader, Olchfa School: @davestacey

Teaching and learning with blogs
Over the last few years having a class blog has gone from innovation to established practice yet very few class blogs make a real difference to learners. This workshop aims to provide a framework for teaching blogging in the classroom. Using examples from actual class blogs we will explore effective practice, highlight key features and provide a route in to class blogging.
Led by John Sutton, Managing Director of Creative Blogs Ltd



Assessment and Reporting

Marking and Feedback without coloured pens
The workshop will cover a range of ways to carry out effective marking and feedback using web-based tools that are free. Discover methods for assessing understanding prior to topics and give students the opportunity to improve before they reach your classroom. See how teachers are finding online marking to be quicker and more effective for developing student work. Create multiple choice quizzes to give to your classes the that will grade and provide feedback as soon as they submit their answers. The aim of the session is to get hands on and give delegate something to take away and use the very next time they see their classes.
Ben Rouse (@Mr_BRouse), Technology for Learning Coach and Mathematics Teacher, Google Certified Trainer and author of evolvingedtech.net

Formative assessment
This session is based on some of the research profiled in the book Embedded Formative Assessment by author/education researcher Dylan William. We will discuss various techniques for discovering what your students currently know/understand and will discuss how to use this information to adapt your classroom teaching to better serve your students. I will also introduce teachers to technology tools that could be useful to collect this data.
Led by Steven Gnagni (@sgnagni), Math and journalism teacher, American School of Barcelona

Marking: Is it really worth it?
A review of the importance and impact of feedback, for individuals and at a whole school level. A little bit of background about leading changes and how they have (and haven't worked). The chance to discuss the impact of effective feedback for students in ALL subjects, not just written ones, why we really do it and a round up of practical ideas to try, both immediate and gradual.
Led by Sonia Cooper, Head of Physics and whole school AFL coordinator at Saltash.net school.

Assessment with a human face: how do we measure wellbeing and engagement?tmp13
The early years assessment programme prioritises student wellbeing and engagement rather than tracking academic performance. In this workshop we will explain how and why it does so, and discuss the benefits it could provide further up the school.
Led by N. Charalambous, Early Years Teacher at IST

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Introduction to the use of target cards in the core subjects reading, writing and maths. I will explain how you can share the argets with the children and use them as part of formative assessment.
Led by R. Curran, Primary Years Teacher at IST

Keeping primary parents informed about what is happening in their child's classtmp50
Getting rid of the paper trail and and using a combination of class blogs and google apps to allow parents to share in their child's learning.
Led by P. Patrick, Primary Years Teacher at IST


Mathematics

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NCTM's Principles to Actions: "Effective teaching of mathematics consistently provides students, individually and collectively, with opportunities and supports to engage in productive struggle as they grapple with mathematical ideas and relationships." In this workshop session I will share teaching resources and strategies for cultivating an environment supporting productive struggle. My secondary students often provide consulting services in our rural community. I will share some of the instructional strategies as well as student work examples using Geogebra and Desmos from my classroom that reinforce my belief that inspired mathematics instruction is just as much about who the student is as what he or she is able to do. Some of my students' work is featured here.
Led by Shelby Aaberg (@shelbyaaberg), 2016 Nebraska Teacher of the Year, Scottsbluff High School, Scottsbluff, NE, United States

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I am currently working with year 6 students and year 12 students to see how they have different approaches and answers to the same big questions in maths. Inspired by a year 9 student who was 'bored' of Pythagoras' Theorem and wanted to do calculus I wanted to see what are the mathematical questions that could cover all year groups rather than being year 8 or year 10 topics. Inspired by the film boyhood I want to see firstly how each year group in the school answers these questions and then starting from a primary year group I am aiming to ask them to revisit the same question each year and record how they develop.
Led by Johnathan Gregg, Head of Maths, St Louis School, Milan

Intermediate Geogebra Workshop: Improving Teaching and Learning
An intermediate workshop for teachers of mathematics who already have some knowledge of Geogebra. Improving both your technical and pedagogical knowledge of the use of Geogebra to improve teaching and learning.
Led by D. Pearcy, IBDP Coordinator and Lead Maths Teacher: @DanielPearcy

Evaluating Digital Math Games for Children
Participants will learn one way to evaluate digital math games and ways to incorporate them into their classroom instruction. They will walk away with two or three games that they have evaluated and a plan for how to incorporate them into their math instruction. 1. We will begin with a brief introduction to one game, Wuzzit Trouble and the results of a pilot study showing that third graders develop mathematical practices as a result of playing the game. 2. Participants will then examine a framework for evaluating digital math games. 3. They will then apply the framework to games that they search for on their own devices to determine the possible uses for math instruction in their own classrooms.
Led by Holly Pope (@hollypope), PhD Candidate and Elementary Math Instructional Coach, and Anthony Muro Villa III (@AnthonyVillaIII), PhD student at Stanford University in Mathematics Education and former secondary school mathematics teacher.

Everything is Awesome with LEGO® Math!
Did you know that approximately 7 LEGO® sets are purchased worldwide every second? This popular brick can help students truly understand what numbers mean. Fractions are just a “fraction” of what you can do with LEGO®. Learn how to use them to teach geometry, data management, algebra, measurement, equations, number sense, operations and more.
Led by Dominic P. Tremblay (@d_tremblay), K-12 Education Consultant

Enhancing Students’ creativity in maths in Primary and Secondary
Designing tasks that have a divergent component. Eveyone can do something different, at some point. Everyone can interpret the task in some way that’s their own. Creating space so that students can show their own approaches to whatever maths is being studied. This can be just the way different strategies are acknowledged for a piece of arithmetic.
Led by J. Noble (@teachmaths) and S. Gregg (@simon_gregg)

Engaging Mathematics for everyone!
Come and get your hands dirty! 1h of mathematical fun & games that can be used as a mental starter / 20min activity in any classroom (some primary, some secondary)!

Led by Oliver Bowles (@bowleso), Teacher of Mathematics at IST

Gaming in the mathematics classroom: gimmick or true learning potential?
Gaming has been embraced by some teachers, while others still choose to keep it at arms length. This session will explore the different aspects of gaming in the classroom and the impact gaming has on engagement, differentiation, a love of learning and continuing their education. Session Goals: 1. Define the differences between gamed-based learning and gamified learning 2. Explore the ways gaming can transform the learning environment, through student engagement, easy differentiation and through fostering a love of STEM subjects 3. Explore the skills gained and how these skills will help students later in life, especially looking at the workplace and continuing with career progression. 4. Reflections on lessons learned in my maths classroom
Led by Elani McDonald (@elanimcd), Mathematics and Science Teacher & University Counsellor at Halcyon London International School


English and Literacy

Creative approaches to understanding and analysing literary texts and topicstmp44
Approaching the study of literary texts through scrapbooks, installations and other forms of response. For English/History/RE teachers but could easily be applicable to Science/Geography and other subjects. Suitable for both Secondary and Primary teachers.
Led by Sheena Moore, Curriculum Leader for English at IST

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The specific literacy practices of curriculum subjects can provide opportunities for students to develop both their language skills and their specialist knowledge. This session will provide clear, practical guidance and resources on some key ways in which students’ reading and writing can be developed within subject areas. We will consider some key approaches, explore the visible impact some of these approaches have had on the work of some KS3 and 4 students and also try some of them out ourselves. I would like everyone to leave feeling more confident about some ways in which they can give students opportunities to not only use their literacy skills during lessons, but to develop them in a focused way.
Led by Angella Cooze, Senior Lecturer, University of Wales Trinity St. David

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Some practical ideas and shared discussion about what to do when you are faced with a student who does not speak the language of instruction in your class (workshop delivered in English).
Led by Nick Fretwell, Head of Secondary at IST

Stimulating writing: using technology to encourage reluctant writers
Trying to get those pesky boys to write?Finding it difficult to provoke some imaginative writing in class? My session will showcase and signpost free web tools; ideas, inspirations and resources, to help reluctant writers get their creative juices flowing. It will be a very hands on practical session. You will leave the session with many ideas to try out in your classroom. You will be amazed at how easy it is, to be creative using new technology and to help your students enjoy writing.
Led by Julian S. Wood (@ideas_factory), Primary School Technologist.

EAL learners at Secondary School : from Principles to Pedagogy
EAL learners are a diverse group, bringing different starting points, experiences and language learning contexts to your classroom. This workshop will revisit some of the big ideas about bilingual learning/learners and demonstrate how an understanding of EAL concepts and principles can give teachers the confidence and expertise to develop adaptive practical strategies for EAL learners in their classrooms.
Led by Diane Leedham (@dileed), English, Literacy and EAL teacher and consultant.

Teaching literacy in the blended classroom, or when 1 + 1 is bigger than 2
Get ideas and inspiration on how teachers can utilise the combination of physical- and online learning spaces and the intersection between them. More than ten years has passed since the university professors Heather Kanuka and Randy Garrison at University of Calgary defined blended learning as the thoughtful integration of classroom face-to-face learning experiences with online learning experiences. But how can a ‘thoughtful blended learning’ design look like? The workshop introduces the concept and gives some practical examples of how teachers utilise the benefits of the blended classroom while teaching literacy.
Led by Morten Fahlvik (@fahlvik), Senior Adviser at Bergen University College, Centre for new media

Novel Departures: Embracing literacy and cross-curricular activities
Novels  and picture books offer rich contexts in which to plan a literacy curriculum which maximises cross-curricular learning.  We will share examples of pupils’ work and activities that we’ve tried with our students that you can adapt to your classroom and to any book. We’ll also introduce you to some chapter and picture books that you’ll be itching to take back to class!
Led by I. Patrick and E. Ash, Primary Years Teachers at IST

Using picture books to inspire writing
We'll be looking at how good quality picture books - one in particular - can be used to inspire children to think creatively and to write with enjoyment! Hopefully, we will also look at how Art and Drama can support creativity in Literacy and further enhance children's writing experiences. Aimed at Primary but could be adapted.
Led by J. Hall and A. Grant, Primary Years Teachers at IST


Science

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Led by D. Motta, IB Biology, Environmental Systems Teacher at the American School of Barcelona

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How to give your cut and stick exercises a makeover.  By scaffolding levels of understanding with SOLO hexagons a simple card sorting activity can become a more open ended task which provieds a scaffold for formative assessment and helps students to understand a topic more deeply, making connections like never before.

Led by D. Faure (@d_faure), Curriculum Leader for Science, IST

How does data logging technology improve teaching and learning in Biology, Chemistry and Physics experiments?tmp17
Using technology in science lessons can take time to master and, often, increase the time taken to carry out experiments. In a content driven syllabus, with limited time available, how can we use technology in an efficient way and in what ways does it improve the learning experienced by the students? We will look at: Classic experiments and how they are improved by data logging and other technology; Experiments that can only realistically be carried out using data logging; The benefits of using simulated experiments; Filming experiments and video analysis; Ways to use networked computers to aid teaching and learning; using a range of equipment including Vernier sensors and Logger pro software.
Led by D. Faure, Curriculum Leader for Science at IST, C. Cuthbert (@ist_physics), Teacher in Charge of Physics, and E. Whitby, Teacher in Charge of Chemistry

How to Support the EAL learner in the Primary Science Classroom
This workshop will show what sort of tools both technology and otherwise that will help EAL children develop their knowledge and skills in the primary science classroom. Using Skype to develop argumentation skills, digital microscopes for observation and discussion skills and data logging for gathering evidence during investigations are just some activities that work well in the EAL classroom. How to include Roamer into the science classroom will also be included.
Led by Maggie Morrissey (@technologytotea), Science Coordinator at Cambridge International School Moscow/Founder of Technology To Teach London


Modern Foreign Languages

Using Quizlet to create interactive resourcestmp12
This workshop is designed to help mainly modern languages teachers who want to teach students easy ways to revise grammar rules, verb conjugation and new vocabulary with Quizlet. This US software allows students to be more independent leaners and give them an opportunity to be more responsible for their own learning. Quizlet is an easy software to use and can be also useful to science, humanities or English teachers and many more. With this software, teachers enable their students to develop a data base to revise for tests/exams (definitions of concepts, key dates, technical terms…). The software also creates flashcards, sound tracks, study games and multiple choice quizzes. Students can also share the revision exercises they create with others in their class or school. Many created worldwide can also be accessed for free.

Led by J. Cavalli, Curriculum Leader for French at IST

Using Kahoot! to engage students in knowledge acquisition
Kahoot! is a free tool to assess your students' knowledge (from FS2 to Y13 and beyond - you can even use it at home to test friends and family!) in any subjects, on any topics, in a fun, interactive and competitive way. Kahoot! just turns your classroom into a game show (with a very catchy musical theme). In this session, you will get to : play a Kahoot game (to see what it is like) and maybe win a Kahoot! Prize / see examples of what can be assessed through Kahoot! in different subjects in both Primary and Secondary / create your own Kahoot short quiz.
Led by A. Braud, Modern Foreign Languages Teacher at IST

Using the “Accelerated Integrated Method”  to teach French as a foreign language
In Canada, the Accelerated Integrated Method is a huge success in teaching children French. In my country too, some 100 schools adopted this way of teaching: with the help of gestures for each word, the use of the mother tongue is limited to an extreme minimum. The children learn French through stories, hence: Histoires en Action. In the workshop, I'll tell about this didactic approach and the astonishing results of it compared to 'regular teaching' and we'll work together in doing the gestures in every day class situations after which we'll go through the first story. After the workshop participants should have a good idea about what this didactic approach is, and be able to 'tell in gestures' some of the content of the story.
Led by Dico Krommenhoek (@dico_kr), French teacher and teacher educator in Rotterdam

Using technology in the Primary Foreign Language classroom
Why and how can we use technology to enhance learning in the primary language classroom? Ideas for teachers and learners, beginners and those with more experience; some online, some apps but mostly free :) Covering 'the four skills' - listening speaking reading and writing as well as phonics and grammar, we'll consider how technology can help with assessment as well as managing transition, and how it can open windows and doors for you and your learners.
Led by Lisa Stevens (@lisibo), Primary Languages and International Coordinator, Whitehouse Common Primary and Welford Primary, Birmingham, director of Lisibo Ltd and Apple Distinguished Educator

Boosting language acquisition for lower and upper primary through a FUN Reading Program.
Developing comprehension and expression for upper primary (intermediate levels) through a Reading Program.

Led by P. Burgaud and J. Allcock, Primary Years Teachers at IST

Pinterest and Twitter? Motivating tools to develop reading and writing skills in EAL and MFL
Explore the potential of tools such as Pinterest and Twitter to motivate all pupils to develop reading and writing skills in EAL and MFL. Increase your pupils' independence as language learners and understanding of linguistic structures. Support the development of all your pupils' language skills and their linguistic creativity.
Led by Isabelle Jones (@icpjones), languages consultant and Head of Languages at Alderley Edge School for Girls, Cheshire, England.


History

A Social Studies Toolbox
Expand your students’ curiosity about social studies as they become historians, geographers, and economists in their own right. Students learn to ask their own questions when they see an artifact or photograph—the same as professionals would! Through those questions, they put investigative skills into action and broaden their understandings. This workshop shows you how to support students in inquiry-based learning using a collection of 10 tools that are readily available and that will facilitate data-collection. This workshop is aimed at students 8 to 15 years old.
Led by Dominic P. Tremblay (@d_tremblay), K-12 Education Consultant

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This workshop will suggest practical and fun ideas for your older history students. It will include some ideas for starters and plenaries, strategies to get them involved in source work and helpful hints for assessment. The hope is that you will emerge with teaching ideas that will develop their thinking and their motivation at the same time.
Led by Diana Laffin, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning, Farnborough College UK

Task-Based History Learning (TBHL)
TBHL challenges the underwhelming culture of tasks in current history schoolbooks with complex, engaging and student-led activities. This workshop identifies current trends and themes in history teaching and advocates tasks that have been tried and tested in classrooms. Participants of this workshop will, ideally, contribute their ideas for more substantial history lessons as well as taking away practical tasks for their lessons.
Led by Dr. Niko Gaertner, Senior teacher at IB World School Hansa-Gymnasium and guest lecturer at the University of Hamburg

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Geography and History should complement rather than compete with each other. In this session, we will look at several practical ways in and well-tested ways in which the two subjects can set up cross-curricular projects that engage students with both disciplines and spark inspiration between departments.
Led by Russel Tarr, author of ActiveHistory, and Matthew Podbury, author of GeographyPods.

Creative strategies for teaching war and conflict
Using World War One as the focus, this workshop will outline creative strategies for studying the causes, practices and effects of war. Teachers will have the opportunity to see how we integrate new technologies, roleplay and mapwork and empathy exercises to develop deeper understanding of World War One in particular and reflect on how these techniques can be adapted for other topics.
Led by Heidi Exarhu (@howimetmyself) and Athina Komninou (@Athinakomninou), ARNOS Online Education
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Engagement in Reseach Skills: an interactive approach to scaffolding essential research skills
Research skills are vital and are at the heart of the inquiry approach that allows students to develop into critical and independent learners. As a classroom teacher, I observed how students that were engaged during lessons really struggled to enjoy the research process. The workshop looks at this issue and offers creative and interactive approaches that help students to develop and enhance the skills needed to be a successful researcher from formulating the question, to note taking and referencing.
Led by Valerie Seaman, IB History/TOK Teacher and Professional Development Coordinator
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Students benefit from techniques that challenge, stimulate and inspire using creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. I will share hands-on, integrated, differentiated lesson ideas that I use with my students that go across content and age levels. My students begin with observation skills, proceed to simulations and move on to challenges that are individual, partnerships and small group collaboratives to create, celebrate and display learning. Vocabulary simulations, Utopian challenges, use of technology and integrated hands-on lessons including use of various primary sources to improve student learning and engagement.
Led by Susan Connelly (@connellysue), Middle School 7th Grade World History Teacher


Drama, Music, Design and Technology

17.18.46.jpg Using drama games & activities across the curriculum
A practical session to share some effective and fun drama games and activities that can be used to, for example, launch a cross-curricular project or event, help tutors with start of year ice breaking sessions, (re)focus students within a lesson, entertain on a school trip, develop team building and confidence, etc. Suitable for both primary and secondary teachers.
Led by G. Fearnehough (@gfearnehough), Curriculum Leader for Drama at IST, and E. Renou (@emmanuelrenou31), Modern Foreign Languages teacher at IST

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A hands-on practical workshop looking at ways to use this cheap, quick to learn, popular instrument in school. Aimed at primary or secondary teachers of any discipline who use song and music in their teaching, as well as music teachers who haven't yet investigated the potential of the ukelele. No musical experience necessary but be prepared to have some fun.
Led by J. Palmer (@istmuso), Curriculum Leader for Music at IST

Linking Primary & Secondary Design Technology using Computer Aided Design and Printingtmp37 This workshop is aimed at Primary School Teachers and is intended to give them "hands-on" experience of 2D Design Software.  Then to look at the opportunities to use these facilities to complement the learning activities that they do with their own classes.
Led by R. King, Curriculum Leader for Design and Technology, IST


Computing

20.12.10.jpg Digital Leaders: Harnessing the power of students and technology
The course will support ICT and Computing subject leaders and those responsible for student leadership in primary and secondary schools to better understand how to deploy students in the important role of Digital Leader. Delegates will learn how to successfully implement a Digital Leaders project, from initial conception, to its launch and day-to-day running, from a course tutor who has been responsible for introducing over 80 schools to student Digital Leadership in Key Stages 1 to 5. Course content: 1. Understanding the role of a Digital Leader 2. Top tips for recruiting: from launch to appointment 3. How Digital Leaders can support learning in the classroom 4. Practical tips for day-to-day project management 5. Ensuring the sustainability of the project 6. Measuring the impact: research and case studies 7. Question and answer session: what do you still want to know?
Led by Chris Mayoh (@chrismayoh), Education Technology Consultant

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A demonstration of the scope of tools available in a VLE.
Using Moodle as the model, we’ll look at how it can be used as a planning, learning, collaboration, communication and assessment tool.
Led by R. Jones, Curriculum Leader for Information Technology, IST

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Ways of encouraging student participation in blogging; ways of extending the kinds of blogging they do. (from a Primary perspective but relevant to any teacher interested in using student blogging). Getting started with young writers by providing them with their own personal publishing space using Kidblog combined with google apps and other cloud based apps. 
Led by P. Patrick, Primary Years Teacher at IST

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Miles Berry shares some insights into how computing can be taught most effectively. He draws on a range of learning theories, research evidence, classroom practice and inspection expectations to provide teachers with a portfolio of techniques on which they can draw when teaching pupils coding, computer science and other parts of a balanced computing curriculum
Led by Miles Berry,
principal lecturer in computing ed @RoehamptonUni: @mberry

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Practical ideas for primary school teachers (with a focus on FS-Y2) on setting up/growing your class blog. Lesson ideas which integrate ICT including useful, and possibly less well-known, web-based resources.
Led by E. Ash (@estelleash), Primary Teacher and Literacy Co-Ordinator at IST


Pedagogy, Personal and Professional Development

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During “genius hour” students of all levels are empowered to explore their own passions. Discover how to transform your classroom into a place where students use Mobile technologies to create powerful learning experiences that make thinking visible. Participants will have the opportunity to create authentic content, engage with innovative practices and reflect on the potential of documentation for learning. This session will also make reference to European Code Week initiatives, developing an iTunes U course to empower mobile learning leaders, MakerSpaces, Web remixing and Sound art installations.
Led by Apple Distinguished Educators C. Crannell (@ccrannell) and M. Shillitoe (@markshillitoe)

Make Room For Makerspaces: Shift Your Mindset and Redesign You Learning Space
Invoke creativity, inspiration, and create a space to continuously collaborate with one's peers. This session will walk you through design elements that can transform your classroom environment into a dynamic collaborative learning and making hub. We’ll showcase how to energize and balance the physical space for collaboration, while transforming the classroom learning landscape by designing creative and mobile workflows that support student creativity and imagination. Specifically, you’ll explore opportunities for making and innovating in classroom spaces that support new directions in student learning. You’ll have a chance to experience insightful, fun and problem-solving activities that support the creation of a classroom corner makerspace or even a full fledged library makerspace center where computing, tinkering and design all intersect. Your experience will include exploring many hands-on redesign options from both Edutopia and Pinterest that will help you reinvent your classroom learning spaces to support making. Design thinking examples, digital creation opportunities with LED cards, game-infused learning, circuit board programming, coding app activities and mobile device programmable robotics round out this incredibly useful (and jam-packed!) session.
Led by Naomi Harm (@naomiharm)
, CEO of Innovative Educator Consulting from Brownsville, MN USA, National Senior Intel Trainer, ISTE Faculty Instructional Coach, Google Certified Teacher.

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Large, often automatically generated and analysed data sets already play an important role in science, IT and business; many predict that they will be of increasing importance in education, at individual, school and national levels. The session explores some practical ways in which teachers can introduce students to the topic, access some large and interesting publicly accessible data sets and use straightforward tools to analyse data. We also consider some long term ethical implications of data mining, within and beyond school.
Led by Miles Berry, principal lecturer in computing ed @RoehamptonUni:@mberry

Creating Creative Teachers
Teachers are expected to generate creative activities for their learners but they are rarely given the tools for developing creative thought themselves. In this workshop, practical activities and techniques will be shared which will enhance divergent production in classroom teachers. These activities and techniques can be seamlessly integrated within the content syllabus. The workshop will show the relationship between different types of divergent production activities to developing fluency, flexibility, the ability to elaborate and be original through short focused practices as well as through more holistic activities. This workshop is useful for teacher educators or teachers collaborating in their own self-help CPD groups.
Led by Marisa Constantinides (@marisa_c), director of CELT Athens
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Budget Constrained - Transforming One Classroom At A Time
This session will focus on how to transform a range of classroom spaces - from a single corner of your classroom to an entire classroom transformation - to make the most optimal changes for student learning. Learn the importance of decluttering the physical and visual working spaces in your classroom while discovering how to repurpose existing furniture to transform the space into a centralized information and research literacy hub. Learn how to find and creatively apply for existing dollars through school foundation grants, PTO and PTA groups, and online mini-grants that can fill your newly redesigned classroom with learning tools that activate and inspire student learning!
Led by Naomi Harm (@naomiharm)
, CEO of Innovative Educator Consulting from Brownsville, MN USA, National Senior Intel Trainer, ISTE Faculty Instructional Coach, Google Certified Teacher.

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This workshop will share a wide range of practical pedagogic techniques that can provide inspiration for staff and students while at the same time improving outcomes. These ideas a simple, yet effective. Although told through the lens of a geography classroom, examples will be given about how others have adapted the ideas for their own and leave room for thought / discussion and questions. We are the masters of our own classrooms, and with the right vision and personal teaching manifestos, we can really make learning inspirational.
Led by David Rogers (@daviderogers), Geographer, Assistant Headteacher, Author, Pedagogic Trouble Maker

Get Off Your Backsides! Active Learning & Creativity
We love tech...we really do! However, the threats of inactivity and obesity are all too apparent in the digital era. The constant drive for improved standards means that too often children are chained to their chairs, focussing on core subjects only. We want to explore active learning...creating and sharing physical and cognitive games with learners of all ages across the globe.
Led by Bryn Llewellyn (@Tagtiv8), Teacher, deputy, acting head and founder of Tagtiv8 Active Learning Games.

Game design and socratic smash
This session is designed for secondary teachers with a focus on the pedagogy that underlines game design. This session exams current pedagogy and research in the area of game design with a focus on developing critical thinking skills through game design. This workshop is not for technology classes but a focus on how gaming can be used over many subject disciplines to engage in learning and development of communication and critical thinking skills. This workshop is designed to be hands on and teachers will be encouraged to examine how they can incorporate new research and thinking in relation to pedagogy and game design into their classes.
Led by Kathryn McGilvray (@Kathmcg1), Innovation Technologist

Designing authentic assessments
How do we know what students have deeply understood? What makes an assessment “authentic”? How do we assess understanding, rather than factual recall? Participants will be invited to explore the kinds of assessments that support and encourage student learning at any age. We will practice designing assessments that engage students and motivate them to think, demonstrate their understanding and apply their learning practically.
Led by Claudia Kennedy, freelance teacher trainer and international curriculum specialist and artist in residence for the International Schools Theatre Association

Developing a school curriculum you'll be proud to put your name to How do you develop a curriculum which meets the needs of the pupils, satisfies the desires of the many stakeholders and is something you could be proud of? The session will look at the development of 'three generation lessons', using inspiration from others, sticking to a vision and introducing Research in the Primary classroom. All of this will be told through discussing projects and work from Primary aged children and will look at both the PYP and English National Curriculum.
Led by Bill Lord (@Joga5), Head Teacher of Long Sutton Primary School

Boosting Confidence: Public Speaking Strategies for Reluctant Teens
Do some of your students struggle or refuse when they should speak effectively to an audience--no matter who that audience is? Do some students skip class that day when they know they must present projects or multimedia? Do students who present only look at you instead of the entire class? This session focuses on: enjoyable activities to engage reluctant students with speaking, strategies for individual students' issues, and the critical role teacher and student feedback plays in improving public speaking skills. Walk away with techniques you can use immediately in the classroom!
Led by Laura Hansen (@CenterStreet86), Juanita High School Social Studies Teacher and Instructor for The Cambridge Program at Juanita High School, Kirkland, WA, USA

Developing understanding through misconceptions
A workshop in three parts: a. Diagnostic Questions: Do not teach them anything until you know what they don’t know! Diagnostic questioning is a useful technique to gain insight into the potential misconceptions your learners have, as well as gaps in their knowledge. Well constructed diagnostic questions and quizzes can help you map your whole class’ understanding of a topic and allow you to deilver targeted interventions. b. Using Misconceptions in teaching: A range of websites can help you identify the most common misconceptions your learners are likely to have, but one of our favourite sources is @Veritasium, a cool Australian dude who records people’s responses to physics questions. The responses Derek (Veritasium) gets are often indicative of the misconceptions our learners have in their understanding. c. Misconception Gamis: This type of activity is something we at CollaboratEd are very proud of, as it shows incredible progress from learners when they engage with it. We use Aurasma and Tellagami (iPad Apps) to create animated characters who will talk about a topic. Each “Gami” says something correct and a misconception about the topic and learners have to come up with the correct explanation.
NOTE: Delegates to this session might consider (although this is NOT essential) bringing a fully charged mobile device to this session, and to download Aurasma and Tellagami (preferably the education version of Tellagami).
Led by Alessio Bernardelli (@asober), Founding Director of CollaboratEd

Inspiring Self-Directed Learning with Kid "EdCamps"
EdCamps are a kind of ‘unconference’ designed by the participants at the start of the event. Kid EdCamps are designed by kids but the designing happens ahead of time. This workshop will give delegates all they need to know and all the materials they need to set up an EdCamp in their own schools. Video clips will show EdCamps in action and we will consider why kids love it and what makes it inspiring for self-directed learning for them. We will consider additional benefits of EdCamps, in particular how they provide a model for collaboration between students, parents, faculty and administration. Led by Heidi Hutchison (@heidihutchison), 5th Grade Teacher and winner of the Global Classroom Lead Teacher Award in 2013 and 2014

Computational thinking across the curriculum20.12.10.jpg Computational thinking involves looking at problems or systems in such a way that computers can help us solve or understand them. It plays a significant role in the new English computing curriculum, but it has wide applications across and beyond the school curriculum. In this session, Miles explores the processes and approaches which make up computational thinking, looks at how this can be taught and applied across the primary curriculum and considers how teachers make use of it in their professional roles.
Led by Miles Berry, principal lecturer in computing ed @RoehamptonUni: @mberry

Using SOLO Taxonomy to plan lessons, design lesson activities and assess students' progress and next steps in performance
SOLO Taxonomy was developed by Biggs and Collis in the 1980s to develop more applied assessment of University students. In recent years it has been a focus of much school-based application and there is now a wide range of interest, from primary teachers, through secondary and into higher education in how this visual and practical model of cognitive progression can assist - from lesson-planning to assessing progress.
Led by Andy Day (@andyphilipday), Education Consultant and former Head of Humanities. Now working with STEM charity

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If we can begin to understand creativity as a set of skills to be applied in a variety of contexts, rather than a mystical power manifested only in the arts, we can unlock a wealth of potential in our students and our own teaching.  This workshop aims to:
• unpick the myths and misunderstandings that exist about creativity
• identify the skills at the core of the creative process
• explain how our changing world now makes these skills essential for young people
• suggest how traditional teaching strategies from the arts can enhance the acquisition of these skills in other subjects
Led by K. Wilkins (@artatist), Curriculum Leader for Art at the IST

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How does teaching and learning improve in your school? How open are colleagues to being coached to improve? Are teachers disengaged or anxious at the prospect of being observed? This workshop is aimed at current or aspiring middle leaders and will help you find effective ways to approach staff to begin the process of addressing their areas for development. It will show how to establish coaching to support a self-improving school system and cultivate peer-led learning.
Led by P. Sanderson (@LessonToolbox) Leader of Teaching and Learning at the City of Leicester College

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Focusing on the positive impact of talk in the Primary classroom. We will explore practical cross-curricular ideas and discuss case-studies from Y2 and Y4 classrooms. The content of this session can be adapted for use in other year groups, including Secondary.
Led by Estelle Ash (@estelleash), Primary Literacy Co-Ordinator at IST, with Simon Gregg (@simon_gregg)

Bloom’s Taxonomy as a checklist for questions
Bloom and his student Anderson set a taxonomy of thinking skills. Going from lower order thinking skills, like remembering and understanding to higher order thinking skills like creating and evaluating, these skills are the basis of our assessment questions. In the workshop, participants are asked to bring test questions. They will be working on asking questions of different levels of the Bloom's taxonomy, leaving the workshop with a set of questions, based on Bloom.
Led by Dico Krommenhoek (@dico_kr), French teacher and teacher educator in Rotterdam

Collaborative Planning using google appstmp50
Shared at a glance planning and access to resources combined in a single document accessible by all your year group teachers and teaching assistants.  
Led by P. Patrick, Primary Years Teacher at IST

Big questions & philosophy with childrentmp50
Making space for children's "big questions"; finding ways for them to answer them.
Led by R. Wilson and S. Gregg (@simon_gregg), Primary Years Teachers at IST