Ripples & Reflections

"Learning is about living, and as such is lifelong." Elkjaer.

Presentations

Conference and Workshop Presentations

It’s good to get out and about occasionally to learn with with others in similar situations. Where possible, I propose to facilitate a session of personal and professional interest, in the hope that others will learn with me. It’s always worth the effort. Here are my recent conference sessions or workshops.

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MYP: Mind the Gap

March 2013, IBAP Regional Conference, Malaysia

In this session I set up a series of provocations around the (flawed) premise that the MYP does not prepare students well for the IBDP. Using the domains of teaching & learning, curriculum & assessment, and leadership & development, we explored some common complaints and misconceptions, and how they can be remedied with reference to strong programme implementation.

Hattie’s visible learning impacts were used to highlight some of the strongest practices that transcend programme. In an updated presentation, I would shift the focus a little more to the ATL skills framework. This session was very well received and generated lively discussion and collaboration in a room of over 100 participants. Click here for the presentation materials.

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Ready, Steady, Flow

Feb. 2015 & 2016, GAFE Summit, Japan

As a teacher session for the Google Apps for Education Summit, I presented this short workshop on workflow and high-impact strategies to maximise teacher time, give strong feedback and make the best use of tech… so that we can get out from behind the computer. The central premise is that our choices as teacher matter and have a huge impact on student learning; we invest our time where it matter most. Click here for more details and the presentation resources.

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Hack the MYP

March 21017, IBAP Regional Conference, Japan

Accepted for presentation the 2017 IBAP regional conference in Yokohama, this session will be a provocative “hackathon” of the MYP. I’ll share resources here as it develops.

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Curriculum Spark: MYP The Next Chapter

ATLAS Rubicon, online, March 2014

After doing a lot of work with our ATLAS template for curriculum in light of MYP:NC changes, I presented this webinar on a journey from ‘doing ATLAS’ to discussing curriculum. Click for slides and an overview.