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Friday, March 24
 

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

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

12:15 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
 
Saturday, March 25
 

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

10:15 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

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

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

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

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