Friday, Session 1, 10:00-11:30 Hubert

This 90 minute workshop will review the latest neuroscience on how the brain learns to read, and why this should inform classroom instruction.

Saturday, Session 6, 13:20-14:50 Klementinum

Loris Malaguzzi talked about ‘the hundred languages’ of children and the ‘hundred, hundred, hundred more’.

Saturday, Session 5, 11:05-12:30 Helena II

This workshop will focus on how the planning and review cycle supports educators in making decision to transform learning and empower learners.

Every classroom communicates to students a story of what learning actually is - what it feels like, what it looks like, and how it works to develop lasting understanding.

Saturday, Session 4, 09:30-10:55 Congress Hall A

In this workshop we will hit the pause button and rethink how schools are doing with tech integration in pre-K through middle school.

Friday, 15:00-16:00 Petr

In this workshop, the presenters will share some of the reasons they have rejected the traditional mathematics textbook, and explore some of the structures that have allowed their students to better develop and use visual and connected approaches to mathematics.

Friday, Session 1, 10:00-11:30 Vlasta

This workshop will investigate Taylor Hartman's 4 different personality profiles, their core motives (power, intimacy, peace, and fun), and how these motives are displayed as behaviours in the classroom and school.

Saturday, Session 4, 09:30-10:55 Helena II

School personnel are increasingly faced with students who are engaging in self-injury most commonly referred to as NSSI.

Saturday, Session 7, 15:10-16:40 Vaclav

This session will explore ways of developing student-centered work. The session will examine a process and approach to drawing on multi-disciplinary areas of curriculum which place students at the core of the creative process.

Friday, Session 3, 14:30-16:00 Vaclav

Understanding parents as they process the understanding of their child’s learning differences is the critical to building partnerships to support their children, and to put them all on the path for success.

Saturday, Session 6, 13:20-14:50 Congress Hall D

Professional Learning Communities provide a strong framework for creating the school of the future.

Friday, Session 2, 12:30-14:00 Congress Hall A

In 2009, President Obama called on the United States (U.S.) to once again lead the world in terms of the proportion of young people with a post-secondary degree.

Friday, Session 1, 10:00-11:30 Helena II

The incidence of youth violence, tragedy, suicide, bullying and traumatic events in general requires that schools and communities be prepared to respond to these events.

Saturday, 10:15-11:15 Hubert

Schooltopia, Learning from Students Designing Their Dream Schools, chronicles a middle school elective at the Anglo-American School of Moscow that invited kids to be innovative and independent.

Friday, 13:45-14:45 Hubert

The session will offer guidance on how to structure this type of learning in teachers' own contexts and offer tips in terms of setting learning goals, managing time, physical logistics, assessment, and so on. We have been doing individualized personal choice projects in our science classes for a number of years and for many students this is a highlight of the Middle School experience.

Saturday, 11:30-12:30 Hubert

The Personal project is a cumulative project each student completes during their final year in the MYP.

Saturday, 11:30-12:30 Klementinum

Come and learn what CIS is learning! Our work evaluating and supporting 700+ high quality, diverse school communities around the world exposes us to innovative programs and leading evidence-driven practice.

Friday, Session 2, 12:30-14:00 Vaclav

As an Advanced Academic Resource Teacher from Fairfax County VA I will introduce the 9 Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies.

Friday, Session 2, 12:30-14:00 Congress Hall D

Strategic Planning is for everyone - not just the board, not just the Director, but the principles of strategic thinking and strategic plans revolve around basic concepts of change management and thoughtful planning for the future.

Saturday, Session 6, 13:20-14:50 Vaclav

Cascading challenges make learning an iterative process whereby the rich task is the foundation for learning rather than evidence that learning has occurred.

Saturday, Session 7, 15:10-16:40 Congress Hall A

Never before has the school day extended to 24/7. With collaborative on line homework, all grade and all school chat rooms, parents and teachers emailing, the ‘school house’ and family home have merged.

In this one-day course, we examine five learning experiences that promote deep learning in mathematics.

Saturday, Session 7, 15:10-16:40 Loreta

Through student presentation videos, student research papers, student reflection and metadata evidence, the workshop will introduce the Applied Linguistics Project, which since 2012 has been an integral part of EAL and Academic Writing classes at the International School of Prague.

Friday, Session 1, 10:00-11:30 Congress Hall A

In 'Making Thinking Visible', thinking routines are used regularly to help make students’ thinking visible and as a tool for deepening students’ understanding.

Saturday, Session 6, 13:20-14:50 Helena I

An asset-based approach builds on what learners can do, and helps multilingual students to take ownership for their learning.

Saturday, Session 7, 15:10-16:40 Congress Hall D

Video with hellos in different languages is playing as participants enter the room.

Saturday, Session 6, 13:20-14:50 Petr

Learning Disabilities are not a “single thing”. Many have shared characteristics which can make diagnosing and treatment challenging.

Friday, 13:45-14:45 Petr

This workshop will explore how international schools can provide the best careers and university guidance for their students.

Saturday, Session 4, 09:30-10:55 Helena I

The appeal of higher education in the US is high, attracting students from around the world every year.

Saturday, Session 6, 13:20-14:50 Congress Hall C

Creativity and technological innovation will be essential tools for empowerment and success in our changing world, but educators who wish to embrace change in the classroom face inevitable challenges.

Saturday, Session 7, 15:10-16:40 Petr

We all want students to love learning, enjoy it, have fun, and come home with a smile on their faces.

Saturday, Session 5, 11:05-12:30 Congress Hall C

Educators must make learning personal, meaningful and relevant, and essential to this goal is inviting students into the process.

Friday, Session 3, 14:30-16:00 Congress Hall C

Following one’s heart is a popular piece of career advice. But how does anyone do it?

Saturday, 10:15-11:15 Petr

Join this workshop to examine one case-study of a teaching model that encourages all students to feel included, develop a sense of self and be a functioning member of a grade-level community.

Friday, 15:00-16:00 Hubert

This workshop is for everyone. All students have a right to social, emotional and educational support and success.

Saturday, Session 7, 15:10-16:40 Helena I

Behaviors are an indicator of an unmet need that has a dramatic effect on learning.

Friday, Session 2, 12:30-14:00 Congress Hall C

As teachers have made intentional efforts to put thinking at the center of the educational enterprise over a number of years, we’ve noticed many shifts and developments.

Saturday, Session 5, 11:05-12:30 Congress Hall D

This workshop will review race and gender representation in leadership pipelines.

Saturday, Session 6, 13:20-14:50 Hubert

Taking techniques used in TV and film screenwriting, this session will explore how to engage the young writer and improve their writing skills.

Saturday, Session 6, 13:20-14:50 Helena II

Youth suicide is a leading cause of death for students around the world and few school crises are more difficult and complex than responding to a suicidal student.

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