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Friday, March 24
 

08:45 CET

Day 1: Transportation to Berlin Brandenburg International School
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We have arranged pickup for participants staying at NH Berlin Potsdam Conference Center.

There will be two buses.

Please meet Anne Remy (+1 415 800 3262) and Ryan Hack (+1 415 216 8954) at the lobby entrance for an 8:45 AM sharp departure. It is a 6-minute drive to the school (or a 23-minute walk, see map attached).

If you miss the scheduled pickup, you will need to arrange for your own transportation to BBIS.
Schopfheimer Alle 10
Kleinmachnow, Germany
14532
http://www.bbis.de/about-us/contact-us

Note: Adding this to your Schedule via Sched.org will not automatically register you for transportation to the school.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hack

Ryan Hack

Support Associate, Faria Education Group
avatar for Anne Remy

Anne Remy

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group



Friday March 24, 2017 08:45 - 09:00 CET
NH Berlin Potsdam Conference Center Zehlendorfer Damm 190, 14532 Kleinmachnow - Deutschland

09:00 CET

Morning Tea & Registration
Friday March 24, 2017 09:00 - 09:30 CET
Sports Hall

09:30 CET

Welcoming Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Angelica Nierras

Angelica Nierras

Managing Director, Faria Education Group


Friday March 24, 2017 09:30 - 09:45 CET
Sports Hall

09:45 CET

Keynote: Technology & Learning - real or false friends?
Based on Michaela’s practical experience as an educator integrating technology into learning at BBIS, her keynote looks at the challenges and chances of using technology in international school from the perspective of students and teachers. It will raise questions like: Why do we need technology as a tool for learning? How can technology enhance the learning process? What are the challenges for students and teachers?

Speakers


Friday March 24, 2017 09:45 - 10:15 CET
Sports Hall

10:15 CET

ManageBac at Berlin Brandenburg International School
Speakers
avatar for Golnoush Ronasi

Golnoush Ronasi

Educational Software Manager, Berlin Brandenburg International School



Friday March 24, 2017 10:15 - 10:45 CET
Sports Hall

10:45 CET

Coffee Break
Friday March 24, 2017 10:45 - 11:15 CET
Sports Hall

11:15 CET

Company Update

Speakers
avatar for Angelica Nierras

Angelica Nierras

Managing Director, Faria Education Group


Friday March 24, 2017 11:15 - 11:45 CET
Sports Hall

11:45 CET

Introduction to Pamoja
Pamoja is increasing access to high quality education on a global scale, giving more young people the opportunity to learn. Our courses are approved by the IB, and every day 5,000 Diploma students in 750 schools across 111 countries learn on our global campus.

Pamoja is much more than content; it’s a philosophy about the learner rather than just the outcome. Our learners are digitally literate, creative, global citizens, who ask questions rather than recite answers, and are equipped with the skills for university, work and life.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Grazier

Richard Grazier

VP Growth and Customer Operations, Pamoja Education Online Provider
A 21-year career in edtech that spans 120 countries, more than 12 curricula and over 20 different applications for designing instruction, training, and improving academic and administration performance. richard currently lives in oxford with his wife, and sheldon the cat, and along... Read More →


Friday March 24, 2017 11:45 - 12:00 CET
Sports Hall

12:00 CET

Break
Short break and/or time allowance to walk to Session 1.

Friday March 24, 2017 12:00 - 12:15 CET
Berlin Brandenburg International School Schopfheimer Alle 10 Kleinmachnow, Germany 14532

12:15 CET

Session 1: Implementing ManageBac at a school new to the IB
{Experience Level: Beginner}

Implementing ManageBac in a new school, or a school new to IB. I will share with delegates some of the strategies, successes and possible challenges of introducing ManageBac in a new school setting. I will share expriences gained from introducing ManageBac in a start-up school, while simultaneously building all the other systems needed for a school. I will also share my experiences with introducing MB in a school that is going through the IB authorization process. This will be followed by discussions and shared ideas that should give delegates a small toolkit and some techniques to take back to their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Craggs

Gary Craggs

Academic Affairs Senior Coordinator, Qatar Foundation, Pre-University Education
Gary has been an educator for over 20 years, after a few years in industry. He began teaching as a middle school generalist in the UK before moving into secondary humanities and school leadership in the international sector. He has taught History, ToK and some electives in the MYP... Read More →



Friday March 24, 2017 12:15 - 13:15 CET
Room 3410-3412

12:15 CET

Session 1: Diploma Core
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

There is a wide diversity in the approach taken by schools to lead and manage the IB Diploma Core. In some smaller schools, just one person may be responsible for CAS, TOK and the Extended Essay, whereas other schools may have an entire team of people, including support staff. This discussion-based workshop will facilitate the sharing of good practice for the delivery of the IB Diploma Core and will consider how ManageBac can best be used to support students during their IB journey.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Holmyard

Leila Holmyard

Curriculum Consultant, Faria Education Group
Leila currently works as a curriculum consultant for ManageBac. In this role, she provides support to ManageBac regarding assessment procedures, curriculum updates and best practices pertaining to the IB Diploma Programme. Prior to this, she taught IB Biology in Vietnam and Saudi... Read More →



Friday March 24, 2017 12:15 - 13:15 CET
Sports Hall

12:15 CET

Session 1: Inquiring into Inquiry
{Experience Level: ALL}

We will focus on how the use of an inquiry-based pedagogy (approach to teaching and learning) has the capacity to lead learners toward the acquisition of deeper understanding through their own construction of new knowledge. 
This is an active session where participants will experience inquiry and discuss its possible impacts on the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Nicholson

Lisa Nicholson

Cornerstone Educational Consulting
I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and my California teaching credential over 30 years ago. Since then I have been involved with k–adult education in suburban schools, private schools, charter schools, inner city public schools, U.S. Department... Read More →



Friday March 24, 2017 12:15 - 13:15 CET
Room 3413

12:15 CET

Session 1: Leading in the Innovation of Education
{Experience Level: ALL}

Khan Lab School was founded to develop new, personalized practices that center around the
student. We create and test learning experiences to share with the world.

In keeping with Sal Khan’s "One World Schoolhouse" philosophy, we provide an extended-year, extended-day, mixed-age program with a project-based learning approach. Students are grouped into collaborative Independence Levels, which are based on executive function skills rather than traditional age restrictions. Our school empowers students to take ownership of their learning.

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, KLS is associated with Khan Academy, an edtech nonprofit that educates millions of people around the world “for free, for everyone, forever.” Our vision is to design student-centered global learning experiences, and we execute our vision through a Learning Design that encompasses four categories: Approach to Learning, Architecture of Learning, Academic & Character Outcomes, and Art of Teaching.

This session will introduce how we are rethinking school and preparing our students for the
Conceptual Age – by harnessing the power of technology to humanize the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dominic Liechti

Dominic Liechti

Executive Director, Khan Lab School
Dominic is a goal-driven leader with over 14 years of experience in international business administration and educational leadership. He specializes in strategy, organizational change management, and implementing technology-based solutions to complement the holisticstudent learning... Read More →



Friday March 24, 2017 12:15 - 13:15 CET
Room 3415

12:15 CET

Session 1: Service as Action, Personal & Community Projects
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

Join Jennifer for an interactive session on Service as Action and MYP Projects. Home-school partnerships help students to be accountable and successful with the MYP requirements. Come put yourself in their shoes – teacher, student, parent, organization – and discover how ManageBac makes it possible to document progress, evidence, and dialogue among all stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jennifer Ann Barnett

Dr. Jennifer Ann Barnett

MYP Coordinator & Quality Assurance Programmes Coordinator, International College Spain
ED.D in Didactics of Languages and Literature (Universidad Complutense). M.A. in Spanish Literature. Jennifer has taught for 15 years in both public and private schools in USA and Spain. She worked with Harvard University on Teaching for Understanding and Multiple Intelligences... Read More →



Friday March 24, 2017 12:15 - 13:15 CET
Room 3210-3212, MPR, House 3

13:15 CET

Lunch
Friday March 24, 2017 13:15 - 14:15 CET
Sports Hall

14:15 CET

Session 2: Academic Honesty & TurnItIn
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

This interactive workshop will begin by discussing what constitutes academic honesty. Through looking at academic research and guidance from the International Baccalaureate, teachers will then consider how best to educate students in the skills required for academic honesty. The final part of the workshop will examine how the Turn It In integration with ManageBac can be used to support academic honesty in schools.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Holmyard

Leila Holmyard

Curriculum Consultant, Faria Education Group
Leila currently works as a curriculum consultant for ManageBac. In this role, she provides support to ManageBac regarding assessment procedures, curriculum updates and best practices pertaining to the IB Diploma Programme. Prior to this, she taught IB Biology in Vietnam and Saudi... Read More →



Friday March 24, 2017 14:15 - 15:15 CET
Sports Hall

14:15 CET

Session 2: MYP Unit Planning - Part 1
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

Investigate how to effectively use the ManageBac MYP unit planning tools and the Evaluating your Unit Plan feedback document regarding the unit planner.

The goal will be to move to the highest level (Sharing). Bring your laptop, MYP unit plan and Evaluating the MYP unit planner document from the OCC (also on ManageBac) for an interactive session with feedback! 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jennifer Ann Barnett

Dr. Jennifer Ann Barnett

MYP Coordinator & Quality Assurance Programmes Coordinator, International College Spain
ED.D in Didactics of Languages and Literature (Universidad Complutense). M.A. in Spanish Literature. Jennifer has taught for 15 years in both public and private schools in USA and Spain. She worked with Harvard University on Teaching for Understanding and Multiple Intelligences... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Nicholson

Lisa Nicholson

Cornerstone Educational Consulting
I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and my California teaching credential over 30 years ago. Since then I have been involved with k–adult education in suburban schools, private schools, charter schools, inner city public schools, U.S. Department... Read More →



Friday March 24, 2017 14:15 - 15:15 CET
Room 3210-3212, MPR, House 3

14:15 CET

Session 2: PYP Curriculum Planning - Part 1
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

Participants will get to know the different features of ManageBac through the lens of the PYP Key Concepts.  They will get to know the value of the system and how it can bring PYP planning and evaluation to the highest standard.

The session will explain how to approach the planning components of ManageBac; the calendar, the Scope and Sequence, and Analytics features.  Participants will consider the impacts of the system as a planning tool and have the opportunity to share how they use these features within their school settings.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Whittle

Jane Whittle

PYP Coordinator, International School of Como
Jane Whittle is the PYP Coordinator at the International School of Como, Italy.  She has used Managebac and lead staff and parent training in two schools both for PYP and MYP.  In her current school,she is working alongside the MYP Coordinator on the ManageBac Continuum from PYP... Read More →



Friday March 24, 2017 14:15 - 15:15 CET
Room 3415

14:15 CET

Session 2: ManageBac Support Desk
{Experience Level: ALL}

The ManageBac Support Desk is an open forum. The agenda of topics to be covered will depend on the questions raised from those in attendance.

Feel free to post your questions for a specific track on Slido. Join #mbconfberlin

Note: Sessions 1-7 by speakers will have a ManageBac Representative available to assist with ManageBac-related questions that may arise during the session. 


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hack

Ryan Hack

Support Associate, Faria Education Group
avatar for Stephanie Lin

Stephanie Lin

Support Associate, Faria Education Group


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Friday March 24, 2017 14:15 - 15:15 CET
Room 3413

14:15 CET

Session 2: Managing your Data
{Experience Level: Advanced}

The International School of The Hague has a lot of students, lots of teachers, lots of classes, lots of parents and lots of movement. As the person who runs ManageBac in our school, I have the ongoing task of keeping students/classes/teachers/parents up to data and to provide our staff with clear information concerning student progress.
In the MYP and DP the information sought from colleagues is from “how many points are they on?” through to "Who is doing great and who needs support?”, "Which teachers haven't put in their grades and comments yet?”, "How is my subject doing?” and “Are teachers doing what they are supposed to be doing?”

However, I also run a department and teach classes - so what I ask myself is “How can I do this with as little effort as possible?” With all the tasks, grades, reports and expectations - I have developed a collection of digital tools to support ManageBac to get all the information where it needs to be.
The workshop will:
  • Show and share tools in Excel/VBA for processing the ManageBac outputs and providing timely information that immediately collate and summarise the data for staff and leadership teams. 
  • Show how the ManageBac API (through Google Apps Script) can be used for managing users and classes without manual imports.
  • Aim to provide general tips on managing ManageBac in your school and will allow the opportunity for participants to discuss and relate to their experiences.

https://sites.google.com/a/ishthehague.nl/managebac-users-conference/home

Speakers
avatar for Robin Hare

Robin Hare

Subject Area Leader Design, International School of The Hague
I am the Subject Area Leader for Design at the International School of The Hague (ISH) in The Netherlands, where I have worked since 2007. I also run our school ManageBac. Previous to working in The Hague, I taught in the UK and worked for around 10 years in various national and international... Read More →



Friday March 24, 2017 14:15 - 15:15 CET
Room 3410-3412

15:15 CET

Break
Short break and/or time allowance to switch rooms for Session 3.

Friday March 24, 2017 15:15 - 15:30 CET
Berlin Brandenburg International School Schopfheimer Alle 10 Kleinmachnow, Germany 14532

15:30 CET

Session 3: DP Curriculum Planning
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

To what extent is the written, taught and assessed curriculum aligned in your school? Is it ok to teach content that is not in the written curriculum? Should students be assessed on something that they are not explicitly taught? This session will begin with a discussion of some of the broad issues around curriculum planning. The second part of the session will be a demonstration of how the DP unit planners can be used to support the collaborative writing and implementation of a whole school curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Holmyard

Leila Holmyard

Curriculum Consultant, Faria Education Group
Leila currently works as a curriculum consultant for ManageBac. In this role, she provides support to ManageBac regarding assessment procedures, curriculum updates and best practices pertaining to the IB Diploma Programme. Prior to this, she taught IB Biology in Vietnam and Saudi... Read More →



Friday March 24, 2017 15:30 - 16:30 CET
Sports Hall

15:30 CET

Session 3: MYP Unit Planning - Part 2
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

[Continuation from Session 2: MYP Unit Planning - Part 1]

Investigate how to effectively use the ManageBac MYP unit planning tools and the Evaluating your Unit Plan feedback document regarding the unit planner.

The goal will be to move to the highest level (Sharing). Bring your laptop, MYP unit plan and Evaluating the MYP unit planner document from the OCC (also on ManageBac) for an interactive session with feedback! 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jennifer Ann Barnett

Dr. Jennifer Ann Barnett

MYP Coordinator & Quality Assurance Programmes Coordinator, International College Spain
ED.D in Didactics of Languages and Literature (Universidad Complutense). M.A. in Spanish Literature. Jennifer has taught for 15 years in both public and private schools in USA and Spain. She worked with Harvard University on Teaching for Understanding and Multiple Intelligences... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Nicholson

Lisa Nicholson

Cornerstone Educational Consulting
I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and my California teaching credential over 30 years ago. Since then I have been involved with k–adult education in suburban schools, private schools, charter schools, inner city public schools, U.S. Department... Read More →



Friday March 24, 2017 15:30 - 16:30 CET
Room 3210-3212, MPR, House 3

15:30 CET

Session 3: Introduction to OpenApply
Learn how OpenApply supports international schools in their transition to the paperless admissions office of the future, and our latest updates including OpenApply School Directory and WeChat.

Hear also from Wayne Voogt's implementation of OpenApply at various schools that he has worked with.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Piersialla

Kevin Piersialla

Regional Director, EMEA, Faria Education Group
avatar for Wayne Voogt

Wayne Voogt

Technology Director, Harare International School
Communicating to your school community on a wide number of school related subjects is crucial and MangeBac has great tools and excellent support to make this possible. I am very happy to talk about integrating ManageBac into the PYP, MYP and/or DP along with strategies and options... Read More →


Friday March 24, 2017 15:30 - 16:30 CET
Room 3410-3412

15:30 CET

Session 3: PYP Curriculum Planning - Part 2
{Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced}

Participants will consider what makes an effective PYP unit planner.  There will be the opportunity to discuss the use of stand-alone planners and the balance of these across a POI.  Participants are invited to bring a planner they feel shows excellent PYP practice to share with a small group or a planner they would like to get feedback on in terms of how to develop it.  These planners can be on ManageBac or brought on paper to share with a small group.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Whittle

Jane Whittle

PYP Coordinator, International School of Como
Jane Whittle is the PYP Coordinator at the International School of Como, Italy.  She has used Managebac and lead staff and parent training in two schools both for PYP and MYP.  In her current school,she is working alongside the MYP Coordinator on the ManageBac Continuum from PYP... Read More →



Friday March 24, 2017 15:30 - 16:30 CET
Room 3415

15:30 CET

Session 3: ManageBac Support Desk
{Experience Level: ALL}

The ManageBac Support Desk is an open forum. The agenda of topics to be covered will depend on the questions raised from those in attendance.

Feel free to post your questions for a specific track on Slido. Join #mbconfberlin

Note: Sessions 1-7 by speakers will have a ManageBac Representative available to assist with ManageBac-related questions that may arise during the session. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Lin

Stephanie Lin

Support Associate, Faria Education Group
avatar for Anne Remy

Anne Remy

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group


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Friday March 24, 2017 15:30 - 16:30 CET
Room 3413

16:30 CET

Day 1: Transportation to NH Berlin Potsdam Conference Center
We have arranged a dropoff after the conference at 4:30 PM for participants staying at NH Berlin Potsdam Conference Center.

Note: Adding this to your Schedule via Sched.org will not automatically register you for transportation to back to the hotel. 

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hack

Ryan Hack

Support Associate, Faria Education Group
avatar for Anne Remy

Anne Remy

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group


Friday March 24, 2017 16:30 - 17:00 CET
Berlin Brandenburg International School Schopfheimer Alle 10 Kleinmachnow, Germany 14532

19:00 CET

Dinner at Restaurant Lindenbräu
Join us for a privately sponsored buffet dinner at Restaurant Lindenbräu

Dress-code: Smart-casual

Note: Adding this to your Schedule via Sched.org will not automatically register you for the dinner.
- If you answered "Yes" on your registation form, you will have received an email to clarify if your plans have changed since.
- If you answered "Still Deciding" on your registation form, you will have received an email to confirm your attendance.

Friday March 24, 2017 19:00 - 22:00 CET
Restaurant Lindenbräu Lindenbräu am Potsdamer Platz im Sony Center Bellevuestraße 3-510785 Berlin
 
Saturday, March 25
 

08:45 CET

Day 2: Transportation to Berlin Brandenburg International School
We have arranged pickup for participants staying at NH Berlin Potsdam Conference Center.

There will be two buses.

Please meet Anne Remy (+1415 359 6731) and Ryan Hack (+1 415 216 8954) at the lobby entrance for an 8:45 AM sharp departure. It is a 6-minute drive to the school (or a 23-minute walk, see map attached).

If you miss the scheduled pickup, you will need to arrange for your own transportation to BBIS.
Schopfheimer Alle 10
Kleinmachnow, Germany
14532
http://www.bbis.de/about-us/contact-us

Note: Adding this to your Schedule via Sched.org will not automatically register you for transportation to the school.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hack

Ryan Hack

Support Associate, Faria Education Group
avatar for Anne Remy

Anne Remy

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group



Saturday March 25, 2017 08:45 - 09:00 CET
NH Berlin Potsdam Conference Center Zehlendorfer Damm 190, 14532 Kleinmachnow - Deutschland

09:00 CET

Morning Tea
Saturday March 25, 2017 09:00 - 09:30 CET
Sports Hall

09:30 CET

Keynote: Innovation in Education
How does the concept of innovation impact the work that we do in schools?  Do we have the structures and organisational culture in place to enable innovation to thrive? This short presentation will set out some ideas and possible frameworks that we can consider in exploring answers to the questions.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy

Director, Vienna International School
Peter Murphy joined Vienna International School as the Director in 2010 after serving for eight years as the Director at Bonn International School. Previous assignments included a number of years working for the German Development Ministry, teaching adults ‘sustainable change for... Read More →



Saturday March 25, 2017 09:30 - 10:00 CET
Sports Hall

10:00 CET

Break
Short break and/or time allowance to walk to Session 4.

Saturday March 25, 2017 10:00 - 10:15 CET
Berlin Brandenburg International School Schopfheimer Alle 10 Kleinmachnow, Germany 14532

10:15 CET

Session 4: DP Assessment
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}
Keeping all the assignments on ManageBac helps schools document and balance the workload in different grade levels.
During this session, we will focus on IB Standards on assessing DP students. We will also walk you through ManageBac and show you how to create assignment categories, grade boundaries, and assignments themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Golnoush Ronasi

Golnoush Ronasi

Educational Software Manager, Berlin Brandenburg International School
avatar for Dr. Karin Schnoor

Dr. Karin Schnoor

IBDP Coordinator, Berlin Brandenburg International School
For the past 25 years Karin has worked as a teacher at Berlin Brandenburg International School in all three IB programmes: the Primary (PYP) Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma (DP) programmes. In 2006 she took on the role as IB Coordinator at BBIS. Karin has worked as a teacher for... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 10:15 - 11:15 CET
Sports Hall

10:15 CET

Session 4: What matters more - performance or learning?
{Experience Level: ALL}

Are schools risk takers?

Schools around the world are under pressure to achieve good academic outcomes, accountable to a conservative constituency of parents, educators, governors and systems who can be resistant to change, for the sake of “success”.

This often forces schools and teachers to play it safe and default to traditional teaching practices in pursuit of student outcomes, rather than implement innovative approaches in the interest of student learning.

They remain bound to practices and conditions that have not significantly developed for decades; some might even say centuries. Such conditions don’t permit teachers to create the space or opportunities for students to develop as learners, rather than simply succeed as examination candidates. As long as teaching for success trumps facilitating for learning, the model is inapt.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Grazier

Richard Grazier

VP Growth and Customer Operations, Pamoja Education Online Provider
A 21-year career in edtech that spans 120 countries, more than 12 curricula and over 20 different applications for designing instruction, training, and improving academic and administration performance. richard currently lives in oxford with his wife, and sheldon the cat, and along... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 10:15 - 11:15 CET
Room 3410-3412

10:15 CET

Session 4: MYP Assessment
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

The aim of this session will be to show how ManageBac can manage your assessment needs: supporting and facilitating your MYP assessment policy.

During the session, we will look specifically at how we can add and grade assessment tasks within the unit planner, comparing and evaluating both summative and formative assessment. We will also look at ways to integrate academic honesty via TurnItIn, as well as creating own rubrics, assessing study skills and the Personal Project.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Weston

Mike Weston

Head of School, International School Groningen
Mike Weston is currently Head of School at the International School Groningen (ISG), in the Netherlands. The ISG is a MYP and DP school and ManageBac is used fully in both programmes. The ISG is part of a Dutch secondary state school where ManageBac is also used with students in the... Read More →



Saturday March 25, 2017 10:15 - 11:15 CET
Room 3210-3212, MPR, House 3

10:15 CET

Session 4: PYP Assessment
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

This workshop is for schools interested in setting up or refining PYP Assessment in ManageBac. We will explore how assessment can be set up in Managebac, how settings are reflected in the Gradebook, how teachers use the Gradebook, and some experimentation/professional sharing. This session flows onto the PYP Reporting workshop. 

Speakers
avatar for Stef Fleet

Stef Fleet

PYP Principal, Østerbro International School
Stef Fleet is PYP Principal at Østerbro International School in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has a BSc in Computer Science, a Master of Teaching from Sydney University, and teaching experience in Denmark and Australia. Since joining the school he has worked as PYP Coordinator, Managebac... Read More →



Saturday March 25, 2017 10:15 - 11:15 CET
Room 3415

10:15 CET

Session 4: ManageBac Support Desk
{Experience Level: ALL}

The ManageBac Support Desk is an open forum. The agenda of topics to be covered will depend on the questions raised from those in attendance.

Feel free to post your questions for a specific track on Slido. Join #mbconfberlin

Note: Sessions 1-7 by speakers will have a ManageBac Representative available to assist with ManageBac-related questions that may arise during the session. 

Speakers
avatar for Jack Borthwick

Jack Borthwick

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group
Hi, I was previously a DP Chemistry teacher and ManageBac user, before joining the company. Happy to answer any implementation questions that you have :)
avatar for Ryan Hack

Ryan Hack

Support Associate, Faria Education Group


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Saturday March 25, 2017 10:15 - 11:15 CET
Room 3413

11:15 CET

Coffee Break
Saturday March 25, 2017 11:15 - 11:45 CET
Sports Hall

11:45 CET

Session 5: Implementing ManageBac at an established IB school
{Experience Level: Beginner}

I will share with delegates some of the strategies, successes and possible challenges of introducing ManageBac in an established school that already has IB programmes and the necessary curriculum plans and learning management systems, but that is switching to the benefits of ManageBac. This will be followed by discussions and shared ideas that should give delegates a small toolkit and some techniques to take back to their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Craggs

Gary Craggs

Academic Affairs Senior Coordinator, Qatar Foundation, Pre-University Education
Gary has been an educator for over 20 years, after a few years in industry. He began teaching as a middle school generalist in the UK before moving into secondary humanities and school leadership in the international sector. He has taught History, ToK and some electives in the MYP... Read More →



Saturday March 25, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 CET
Room 3410-3412

11:45 CET

Session 5: DP Reporting
{Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced}
This session will focus on creating different academic reports on ManageBac. Together we will go through A-Z of generating reports, including:
  • Documenting school-specific grades,
  • Customising reports based on your school's needs, and
  • The variety of reports that can be created.

Speakers
avatar for Golnoush Ronasi

Golnoush Ronasi

Educational Software Manager, Berlin Brandenburg International School


Saturday March 25, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 CET
Sports Hall

11:45 CET

Session 5: Innovation in Education Workshop
{Experience Level: ALL}

As a follow-up exercise to the earlier keynote, ideas that are being developed in schools to enable innovation to take place will be reviewed. The implementation of a model of ‘Distributed  Leadership’ will be presented as a case study that has been applied over a seven year period.
Workshop participants will be shown some very pragmatic steps in this journey and the outcomes that we are starting to experience.

 

Speakers
avatar for Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy

Director, Vienna International School
Peter Murphy joined Vienna International School as the Director in 2010 after serving for eight years as the Director at Bonn International School. Previous assignments included a number of years working for the German Development Ministry, teaching adults ‘sustainable change for... Read More →



Saturday March 25, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 CET
Room 3413

11:45 CET

Session 5: MYP Reporting
{Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced} 

The aim of this session is to further investigate assessment in ManageBac, looking more specifically at how we can feedback both formative and summative assessment to students and parents. We will also cover feedback on the Personal Project, ATL as well as Service and Action.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Weston

Mike Weston

Head of School, International School Groningen
Mike Weston is currently Head of School at the International School Groningen (ISG), in the Netherlands. The ISG is a MYP and DP school and ManageBac is used fully in both programmes. The ISG is part of a Dutch secondary state school where ManageBac is also used with students in the... Read More →



Saturday March 25, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 CET
Room 3210-3212, MPR, House 3

11:45 CET

Session 5: PYP Reporting
{Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced}

This session focusses on creating reports that reflect your school’s needs. It includes examples of how one school’s reports have evolved over time, how these (and other) features can be incorporated into your reports, how parents and teachers can access them, and practical tips/resources for a successful reporting season. 

Speakers
avatar for Stef Fleet

Stef Fleet

PYP Principal, Østerbro International School
Stef Fleet is PYP Principal at Østerbro International School in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has a BSc in Computer Science, a Master of Teaching from Sydney University, and teaching experience in Denmark and Australia. Since joining the school he has worked as PYP Coordinator, Managebac... Read More →



Saturday March 25, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 CET
Room 3415

11:45 CET

Session 5: The Future of ManageBac
{Experience Level: ALL}

Come preview the features we currently have under development, including the new assignments / resources views, SSO, Google Drive Integration, support for non-IB, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Angelica Nierras

Angelica Nierras

Managing Director, Faria Education Group


Saturday March 25, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 CET
Room 3408

12:45 CET

Lunch & School Tour
1:30pm School tour with BBIS students

Saturday March 25, 2017 12:45 - 14:00 CET
Sports Hall

14:00 CET

Session 6: DP & MYP Communication
How to effectively communicate with DP & MYP teachers, students, and parents using ManageBac's Messages, Files, and Calendar functions via the Classroom, Groups, and Parent Association.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Voogt

Wayne Voogt

Technology Director, Harare International School
Communicating to your school community on a wide number of school related subjects is crucial and MangeBac has great tools and excellent support to make this possible. I am very happy to talk about integrating ManageBac into the PYP, MYP and/or DP along with strategies and options... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Sports Hall

14:00 CET

Session 6: How to create well-being education within the IB?
{Experience Level: ALL}

An interactive session looking at the theory that supports wellbeing education and the rationale for prioritising it. Toby will share the work of a selection of schools, how they are in engaged in wellbeing education and what impact their work is having on the communities experiencing it.

Speakers
avatar for Toby Cann

Toby Cann

CEO, School of Metta
Toby Cann is the CEO of School of Metta, an Education Consultancy group specialising in supporting new schools and nurturing wellbeing in school communities. He is a former Director of Student Wellbeing for the GEMS group and contributor to the IB SEL committee and the 2020 Health... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Room 3210-3212, MPR, House 3

14:00 CET

Session 6: Meaning Making - How do we know?
{Experience Level: ALL}

As a group, we will participate in a short activity/discussion in order to begin to consider how we use the interrelatedness of knowledge to construct meaning, thereby touching upon the bigger idea of “how do we know?”. While there are many ways that we construct meaning, this session will focus on using perception and perspective.


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Nicholson

Lisa Nicholson

Cornerstone Educational Consulting
I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and my California teaching credential over 30 years ago. Since then I have been involved with k–adult education in suburban schools, private schools, charter schools, inner city public schools, U.S. Department... Read More →



Saturday March 25, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Room 3413

14:00 CET

Session 6: Strengthening partnerships using Portfolios and other communication tools
{Experience Level: Intermediate}

Join us to explore ways of developing partnerships using ManageBac in the Primary School. We will discuss and share how to reach parents and students with various methods and strategies. We will focus on the use of Student Portfolios and the IB Parents Association as effective communication tools.
 

Speakers
avatar for Stef Fleet

Stef Fleet

PYP Principal, Østerbro International School
Stef Fleet is PYP Principal at Østerbro International School in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has a BSc in Computer Science, a Master of Teaching from Sydney University, and teaching experience in Denmark and Australia. Since joining the school he has worked as PYP Coordinator, Managebac... Read More →
avatar for Jane Whittle

Jane Whittle

PYP Coordinator, International School of Como
Jane Whittle is the PYP Coordinator at the International School of Como, Italy.  She has used Managebac and lead staff and parent training in two schools both for PYP and MYP.  In her current school,she is working alongside the MYP Coordinator on the ManageBac Continuum from PYP... Read More →



Saturday March 25, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Room 3415

14:00 CET

Session 6: ManageBac Support Desk
{Experience Level: ALL}

The ManageBac Support Desk is an open forum. The agenda of topics to be covered will depend on the questions raised from those in attendance.

Feel free to post your questions for a specific track on Slido. Join #mbconfberlin

Note: Sessions 1-7 by speakers will have a ManageBac Representative available to assist with ManageBac-related questions that may arise during the session. 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Davis

Tim Davis

Account Manager ManageBac - Asia Pacific Region, Faria Education Group (ManageBac)
I have experience working with ManageBac over the past 5 years working in the European, African and now Asia Pacific Market. I love making Coordinators and Teachers lives easier through technology. I have worked closely with over 500 schools in a range of areas such as the IBDP, MYP... Read More →


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Saturday March 25, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Room 3408

14:00 CET

Session 6: Technology Job-alike
{Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced}

This workshop will provide the opportunity for attendees who are running ManageBac in their schools to share experiences, tips, techniques, tools, code and suggestions. Robin will be happy to go over and get deeper into aspects addresses in his earlier workshop on “Managing Your Data”.
It will be a great opportunity for participants in similar roles to showcase their solutions to the effective running of ManageBac.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Hare

Robin Hare

Subject Area Leader Design, International School of The Hague
I am the Subject Area Leader for Design at the International School of The Hague (ISH) in The Netherlands, where I have worked since 2007. I also run our school ManageBac. Previous to working in The Hague, I taught in the UK and worked for around 10 years in various national and international... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Room 3410-3412

15:00 CET

Session 7: DP - Final Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Karin Schnoor

Dr. Karin Schnoor

IBDP Coordinator, Berlin Brandenburg International School
For the past 25 years Karin has worked as a teacher at Berlin Brandenburg International School in all three IB programmes: the Primary (PYP) Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma (DP) programmes. In 2006 she took on the role as IB Coordinator at BBIS. Karin has worked as a teacher for... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 15:00 - 16:00 CET
Sports Hall

15:00 CET

Session 7: Mindfulness Workshop
{Experience Level: ALL}

Toby is an experienced teacher of Mindfulness, and during the session will engage participants in three practises to help facilitate a discussion on the value of using contemplation, mindfulness and guided imagery in the classroom. Come and enjoy a relaxing and thought provoking session- where no experience is necessary. 

Speakers
avatar for Toby Cann

Toby Cann

CEO, School of Metta
Toby Cann is the CEO of School of Metta, an Education Consultancy group specialising in supporting new schools and nurturing wellbeing in school communities. He is a former Director of Student Wellbeing for the GEMS group and contributor to the IB SEL committee and the 2020 Health... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 15:00 - 16:00 CET
Room 3410-3412

15:00 CET

Session 7: MYP - Final Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jennifer Ann Barnett

Dr. Jennifer Ann Barnett

MYP Coordinator & Quality Assurance Programmes Coordinator, International College Spain
ED.D in Didactics of Languages and Literature (Universidad Complutense). M.A. in Spanish Literature. Jennifer has taught for 15 years in both public and private schools in USA and Spain. She worked with Harvard University on Teaching for Understanding and Multiple Intelligences... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Nicholson

Lisa Nicholson

Cornerstone Educational Consulting
I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and my California teaching credential over 30 years ago. Since then I have been involved with k–adult education in suburban schools, private schools, charter schools, inner city public schools, U.S. Department... Read More →
avatar for Mike Weston

Mike Weston

Head of School, International School Groningen
Mike Weston is currently Head of School at the International School Groningen (ISG), in the Netherlands. The ISG is a MYP and DP school and ManageBac is used fully in both programmes. The ISG is part of a Dutch secondary state school where ManageBac is also used with students in the... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 15:00 - 16:00 CET
Room 3210-3212, MPR, House 3

15:00 CET

Session 7: OpenApply Support Session
{Experience Level: ALL}

The OpenApply Support Desk is an open forum. The agenda of topics to be covered will depend on the questions raised from those in attendance.

Feel free to post your questions for a specific track on Slido. Join #mbconfberlin

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Piersialla

Kevin Piersialla

Regional Director, EMEA, Faria Education Group


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Saturday March 25, 2017 15:00 - 16:00 CET
Room 3408

15:00 CET

Session 7: PYP - Final Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Stef Fleet

Stef Fleet

PYP Principal, Østerbro International School
Stef Fleet is PYP Principal at Østerbro International School in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has a BSc in Computer Science, a Master of Teaching from Sydney University, and teaching experience in Denmark and Australia. Since joining the school he has worked as PYP Coordinator, Managebac... Read More →
avatar for Jane Whittle

Jane Whittle

PYP Coordinator, International School of Como
Jane Whittle is the PYP Coordinator at the International School of Como, Italy.  She has used Managebac and lead staff and parent training in two schools both for PYP and MYP.  In her current school,she is working alongside the MYP Coordinator on the ManageBac Continuum from PYP... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 15:00 - 16:00 CET
Room 3415

16:00 CET

Closing Remarks
Thank you for participating in the ManageBac User Group Conference on March 24-25, 2017! We hope you have enjoyed the conference and learned as much as we did.

We would very much appreciate your feedback in order to improve future conferences. Please take a couple of minutes to share your thoughts with us below.

Speakers
avatar for Angelica Nierras

Angelica Nierras

Managing Director, Faria Education Group


Saturday March 25, 2017 16:00 - 16:15 CET
Sports Hall

16:15 CET

Day 2: Transportation to NH Berlin Potsdam Conference Center
We have arranged a dropoff after the conference at 4:15 PM for participants staying at NH Berlin Potsdam Conference Center.

Note: Adding this to your Schedule via Sched.org will not automatically register you for transportation to back to the hotel. 

Speakers
avatar for Anne Remy

Anne Remy

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group


Saturday March 25, 2017 16:15 - 16:45 CET
Berlin Brandenburg International School Schopfheimer Alle 10 Kleinmachnow, Germany 14532

16:15 CET

Day 2: Transportation to Berlin Tegel Airport and Berlin Schönefeld Airport
We have arranged a dropoff after the conference at 4:15 PM for participants going direct to:
1) Berlin Tegel Airport (22-minute drive)
2) Berlin Schönefeld Airport (31-minute drive)

Note: Adding this to your Schedule via Sched.org will not automatically register you for transportation to back to the hotel.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hack

Ryan Hack

Support Associate, Faria Education Group


Saturday March 25, 2017 16:15 - 17:15 CET
Berlin Brandenburg International School Schopfheimer Alle 10 Kleinmachnow, Germany 14532