Leadership stream

Leadership stream

10:30 - 12:30School Leaders focused on Improving Student Learning

As aspiring leaders what are some key ways we can maximise our impact on improving student learning? This session looks at the current thinking on essential differences between management and leadership and helps us consider key factors that influence leadership to impact learning from an international and national school perspective. It is a hands on, practical workshop based on principles shared and underpinned in the International Leadership and Management Programmes (ILMP). The session will be suitable for middle leaders thinking about Senior Leadership positions or current leaders thinking about how their role can really impact student learning. It will be suitable for those working within all types of schools; International or National Schools. 

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12:30 - 13:00Using continuing professional development (CPD) and learning as a core lever for sustained school improvement: what does the research tell us and what should we as school leaders do?

We know from international research and evidence that "the quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers" (2007 McKinsey Report). This workshop will explore the UK and international continuing professional development and learning (CPDL) landscape and will consider what we currently know about CPDL as a core lever for school improvement, what consistently works and how you as a school leader can begin to embed principles of good practice within your school to raise standards of teaching and learning.

Language : English

13:00 - 13:30Transforming assessment and feedback with Comparative Judgement - our schools experience

Comparative judgement is an approach where teachers are presented with pairs of student work. They are asked to choose which of the two is better. After several teachers’ judgements are made, an algorithm uses these judgements to provide a score for each student. Victory Heights Primary School launched a trial of this assessment technique this year, and this session is designed to give school teachers and leaders the opportunity to find out more about Comparative Judgement, as well as how to practically apply it in their own school.

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13:30 - 14:00Happy Classrooms

Happy classrooms, Based on their content as basic premises, The first is the development of school administration, to become a human administrative role, simulates the parties to the educational process according to a systematic plan..
 
The second focuses on the teacher and the importance of restoring his prestige and status in society, and preparing it according to the new concepts, especially that the concepts Happiness has become an important focus in the knowledge society; As it relies on the global educational systems to instill the skills of creativity and innovation, and open the way to receive knowledge with love and unlimited consent without restrictions
 

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14:00 - 14:30Know what is inside the box before you plan for outside of the box!

As the new Innovations Coordinator for 3 demographically different schools (all within the GEMS partnership) l would like to share my experiences and journey. To ensure ‘Innovation’, is a challenging remit across any school. How do you start to get the message out there of what it is, how do we know it is ‘innovation’ and who is involved in ensuring that this is an embedded? Innovation is at the heart of the planning and practice of a successful school. Schools which aims to develop an environment in which innovation can spark, evolve and flourish, both in the classroom and in the ways in which the school is managed and governed. Innovations can be small or large, recognizable or entirely new and different. 

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14:30 - 15:00Building a Sustainable Leadership Team

In International education retaining a winning leadership team can be a significant challenge. Schools can address this through a 'root and branch' approach to talent spotting and leadership development. This talk provides a model for schools to use that has been proven to successfully build leadership capacity, withstanding the leader turnover that is inherent in this sector of education while providing role-ready professionals to avoid any 'drift' in school performance.

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15:00 - 15:30Measuring Student progress by empowering students to take control of their own learning

Ajman Academy has launched a simple student version of progress measures by identifying steps of learning. Students are able to take responsibility for their learning and evidence learning by collaborating with peers, asking teachers to validate or by presenting. Evidence can be recorded digitally and moderated by teachers / teams. The attainment is validated by progress assessments such as the GL progress in Maths, English and Science. Ability and rate of progress is also validated by the CAT4 test which measure potential. Parents can have alive view of their child's learning by logging in to the portal. Outside school learning can also be validated by adding evidence to the step... true learning journey. 

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15:30 - 16:00The Importance of Leadership and Management to Education

We will explore the definitions and the importance of management and leadership skills alike in the Education sector. In addition I will touch upon the paradox of being a Leader vs being Manager, in Education. Lastly I will try and incorporatee the characteristics or attributes we need from both a Leader and a Manager to achieve a desired objectivess and goals of an education institute.

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16:30 - 17:00Cutting through: Interviewing for Effective Recruitment

After 15 years direct experience as a recruiter there are many lessons that have been learned about the most effective techniques to hire the very best candidates. The interview is a critical part of matching school and candidate. This workshop will provide insights and simple tools to use that will make the job of interviewing more effective and efficient for both recruiters and candidates.
Cutting Through is all about knowing what are the critical elements to explore in the limited time you have to connect during a recruitment interview. Cutting Through will explain how to avoid the stress and wasted time by asking and answering exactly what people need to know. The interview is an essential part of effective recruitment, so learn how to make the most of it.
 

Language : English

16:30 - 17:00Screening International Teachers

The need to conduct background checking of international school employees is a critical issue facing international schools. The International Task Force on Child Protection (ITFCP) was formed in 2014 to address the problems around child protection in international schools. Their recommendations include a series of screening and assessment practices for international school recruitment. These require schools to comprehensively check the credentials, criminal records, internet history, and to conduct a review of sex offender registries for all candidates who are recruited into schools.

Language : English

10:30 - 11:00Failure as an opportunity : Developing a growth mindset in your students

“I have always been deeply moved by outstanding achievement and saddened by wasted potential” Carol Dweck Research of Stanford University psychologist. Carol Dweck and her colleagues led to the mindset idea that was introduced in the world-renowned book ‘Mindset – The new psychology of success ’. Based on years of research, Dweck identifies two types of mindset: A growth mindset and a fixed mindset. The core finding of the research Dweck and colleagues conducted is that individuals with a growth mindset perceive intelligence as an ability that can be developed with practice. This presentation will focus on students’ growth mindset. The speaker will share approaches & tips that will help teachers to foster a growth mindset in their students. Mindset is essential for individual progress in life. It sums all beliefs about individual’s potential, intelligence and traits. The crucial question to be asked is how can we as educators help our students to go beyond the mind limitations. 

Language : English

11:00 - 11:30Next-Gen Leaders

How prepared is the next generation of leaders to take the helm at our international schools? What can we learn from those who are aspiring to lead? Dr Kevin Ruth will share findings from ECIS research into these questions.

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11:30 - 12:00The Globalization of Higher Education Face the issues- Find the solutions

Michael Milken, former financier and philanthropist, had famously noted that that prosperity and job creation are a function of access to capital and especially to human capital, the world’s largest asset. There is a one fundamental way to build human capital – One through education that encourages continuous learning.  Despite fears that higher education globally is in decline, Foundation Holdings is extremely optimistic about the future. One hears that you’re not going to be able to get jobs, you’ll be saddled with tons of loans, the whole thing is worthless.
The challenge today and in education — is really this unbelievable move in the world -- from where most of the jobs were unskilled — 80% unskilled or semi-skilled — to 65 % today are skilled, or 85% require some skill. E.g. in America, it has been estimated, with others, there will be 123 million new jobs created, but only 50 million Americans today prepared for those jobs. Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Holdings, Abhishek Sharma will offer his insight and vision for the future of higher education including improving college affordability, increasing graduation rates and of course the all-important question relating to the role of digital future of higher education!
 

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12:00 - 12:30Inclusive Environments that Work for All

The workshop focuses on the practical aspects of inclusion and making inclusive environments work for all - students, teachers and parents. 

Language : English

12:30 - 13:00COBIS Patron’s Accreditation and Compliance

Designed for the best British international schools worldwide, COBIS is proud to introduce the COBIS Patron's Accreditation and the new COBIS Compliance scheme which is in operation from 1 April 2017.
This is a brand new external validation system, on a five-year cycle, which has school improvement at its core. This new process is rooted in self-evaluation with professional validation from expertly trained and informed peer school improvement partners and peer accreditors. Based upon high standards, rigorous scrutiny and the best British and international practice, it supports schools in their development journey. The scheme is designed and run by COBIS.
 
COBIS, as the largest educational association for international British schools overseas, exists to serve member schools of quality worldwide. Access to this mark of high quality assurance is open to the best British schools overseas and we are proud to share its unique philosophy and professional characteristics.
 

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13:30 - 14:00Why entrepreneurship must be taught at our schools

The talk/presentation will highlight the design thinking behind the Jr MBA curriculum and why it is necessary to prepare our children at a young age to be financially literate. Navin will use his business background to bring the curriculum to life in what promises to be an engaging session for the audience. By the end of the session, the audience will have a real flavour of what the curriculum is about and why it is such an integral part of Arcadia's offering. 

Language : English

14:00 - 14:30Inspiring Your team: Creating Cohesive Teams in the Early Years

There are many challenges facing Early Years leaders today, and building a cohesive team can be difficult, yet can have a huge impact on the culture and ethos of your setting. This talk will consider a range of strategies that you can use as an Early Years leader to develop a motivated, communicative, and inspired team that will work towards the highest standards, supporting each other as well as the children and families you work with. We’ll discuss small changes you can implement to make a big difference in creating a positive culture and community within your team. 

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15:30 - 17:00Creating Visible Learners

Effective learners can answer these three questions: “Where am I going?, How am I going? And, Where to next?” This workshop looks at the learning dispositions and the qualities of visible learners and how we can have visible learners in every classroom of every school every day? 

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10:30 - 11:00Practical leadership styles and strategies that will help improve employee motivation and morale on the job

To have a conversation based on research based information, role-playing, hands-on activities, etc. using the audience.  By modeling and demonstrating various strategies of how to improve employee motivation and morale with hopes of decreasing/ eliminating turn-over rates in schools or companies.  Basically, trying to change educational institutions and non-Fortune 500 companies to the mindset of Fortune 500 companies.

Language : English

11:00 - 11:30Future Focused: Innovative Collaboration from the Classroom and Beyond

Presentation on a district’s efforts to become leaders within the 21st century educational platform. From engaging administration and teachers, to providing future focused classroom learning opportunities to students, Saline Area Schools leads as one of Michigan's future focused districts. This presentation is to share the innovative ways Saline Area Schools has engaged all constituents and its efforts to extend itself globally in order to promote global citizenship in its administrators, teachers, and students. Come learn about innovative collaboration, 21st century classroom engagements ideas, administrative and leadership efforts in building healthy communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in staff and students alike. 

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12:00 - 12:30How to Lead and Inspire Teachers with 4 Lively Strategies

School leaders, are you tired of conducting boring meetings? Begin your school’s transformation by becoming an instructional leader who models active learning in your own faculty meetings.  Learn four simple strategies to make meetings a joyful time that every teacher prizes.  This workshop gives you four step-by-step Kagan Cooperative Learning structures to build positive relationships among your staff and bring out the best in your teachers. 

Language : English

12:30 - 13:00Tomorrow is the Womb of Today

This case study is about an ADHD student. The student in this case study was a ADHD child with pessimistic personality and with full of self-sabotage. He was rejected from classmates and friends, target of bullies and a poor academic performer. He has undergone our uniquely developed student grooming programme that is client focused with an eclectic approach for a year with regular sessions every week. He improved self-confidence and academic performance. He developed social and interpersonal skills and made many friends, he got science stream as he wanted, he become optimistic and self-confident. Even though he gets upset many times a day and has attention issues but he is able to understand and analyse himself and able to manage his situation well. He is now a future oriented child focusing on the present to achieve his dream with definite KRAs and KPIs set. His teachers are comfortable having him in the class and his parents are happy about his behaviour and performance.

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13:30 - 14:00Teachers Leaders; Climate Setters, Change Makers and Protectors

Teacher Leaders are at the core of school wide success. Teacher Leaders can act as everything from the protector of the taught curriculum to an advocate in times of change. In this session, we will explore the four major roles of a teacher leaders. During the session school leaders, will working collaboratively to identify what each role looks like in action and its specific benefits to having that role in their school. Even if school leaders have teachers currently working in a leadership role, this session will provide them with fresh ideas and new ways to inspire other teachers with the desire to take on leadership roles. By the end of this sessions school leaders will have a working knowledge of ways to utilize teacher leaders in the overall success of their school

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14:00 - 14:30Effective Leadership and management in Education

How to implement impactful and measurable results in Education. Triple PPP Approach 
 

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14:30 - 15:00Educating for Global Citizenship: A case Study

Elm prides itself in its principles of international mindedness + local roots. This talk is an examination of our experience teaching for global citizenship while also trying to balance local identity. 

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