Isabel Du Toit

Fieldwork International Consultant & School Leadership Management

Isabel is an experienced teacher, leader and trainer with over 30 years’ experience in Education. Originally trained in South Africa, Isabel holds a master’s in business administration (MBA) from the University of Cape town. Prior to joining Fieldwork Education in 2008, Isabel was a Maths and Science teacher and school leader for many years. During her time at Fieldwork Education, Isabel has been involved in developing and training with the ‘Looking for Learning Toolkit’, lead the ‘International Middle Years Curriculum’ (IMYC), updated the ILMP leadership programmes and looked after Membership and Professional Learning. Isabel is passionate about learning and is particularly interested in how the latest research on ‘learning and the brain’ can be utilised to improve student learning in every classroom. Isabel has worked with many schools globally; consulting leaders, training teachers and speaking at many conferences, including International School Conferences like ECIS, EARCOS, FOBISSIA and ELSA.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Future Leaders

26 February 2019 | 10:30 - 12:30 | English | Effective Leadership for Learning

When developing future leaders, we should ask; how we will measure success? What makes a leader effective? This session will explore the differences between leadership and management and discuss the most important outcome of leadership within schools. We will examine the ‘basket’ of assessments – what we call the ‘learning dashboard’- that is at a leader’s disposal and introduce a toolkit for measuring learning when it is happening and not ‘after the fact’. To conclude the workshop, we will explore strategies leaders can put in place to focus on achieving their goals. For example; using filter questions, making data driven decisions, and focusing on high leverage activities.

Leadership stream

27 February 2019 | 11:30 - 12:30 | English | Leading Learning for International Learners

This session will explore aspects of leading learning that Fieldwork Education consider to be important for international learners. These include the importance of focusing on curriculum, having clear and specific learning goals, lesson plans which allow for the development of knowledge, skills and understanding as well as quality assessment and evaluation.

Leadership stream

28 February 2019 | 12:30 - 13:00 | English | Empowering Other Leaders for International Mindedness

This session will focus on how to work with other leaders in school to develop International Mindedness across your school community. There will be an opportunity for self-evaluation as well as some strategies which you can take away and use with your leadership and teacher teams immediately.