St. Paul's School
2nd Education Conference
in association with
Sun 13th and Mon 14th April 2014 (Pre-Conference Workshops on Sat 12th April) | São Paulo - Brazil
Programme
Saturday - Pre-Conference Workshops
Coffee Break from 10:30 to 11:00 and Lunch will be served from 12:30 to 14:00
8:00 - 9:00
Registration
01 | Making Learning Visible: Children and Adults as Individual and Group Learners
Ben Mardell
9:00 - 16:00
Over the past few decades, much attention has been devoted to developing learning communities in schools. Yet the attainment of knowledge and understanding is still primarily viewed as an individual process. In and outside the classroom, thinking and learning are generally considered individual rather than social and communicative acts. This course is for educators who want to explore the power of the group as a learning environment. Participants will learn about documentation as a central component of learning groups, enabling group members to see how and what they are learning. Group learning practices and examples of learning groups from early childhood, elementary and high school classrooms from new book Visible Learners: Promoting Reggio-Inspired Approaches in All Schools will be explored. Participants will take part in an activity that helps them consider such questions as (1) What is the relationship between individual and group learning?; (2)How can teachers support the creation of learning groups?; and (3) How might the process of observing and documenting children's learning shape that learning?
02 | Feedback That Makes Learning Visible
Deb Masters
9:00 - 16:00
The research tells us that feedback has a big impact on student achievement. But not all feedback is equal. With an effect size of 0.75 effective feedback can double the speed of learning. So what feedback is happening in our schools and how can schools make feedback a focus for their staff and students? This seminar will focus on the Visible Learning levels of feedback. We will look at ways for you to discover what your students think is the most effective feedback and then we will work with you to practise how to give great feedback to your students. By the end of this session you will understand how the role of feedback can improve student learning. You will also learn about the instructional feedback model that really works. This course is suitable for primary and secondary teachers.
03 | An introduction to building learning power
Guy Claxton
9:00 - 16:00
Building Learning Power (BLP) is a set of research-based ideas about how to shift the focus of normal lessons so that they become effective 'work-outs' for different mental habits. The habits are selected so that, all together, they generate a feeling of confidence, capability and enthusiasm for dealing with learning in all its forms. This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of BLP. 9:00 - 10:30 BLP: THE VISION AND THE EVIDENCE: This session will explain the overal purpose of the Building Learning Power approach, the scientific evidence behind it, and the research on its effectiveness. 11:00 - 12:30 BLP IN THE CLASSROOM: This session will explain the habits that teachers need to change, if they are to build their students' learning power. These include habits of speech, reporting, modelling and lesson planning. 14:00 - 16:00 CULTURE CHANGE IN THE LEARNING POWERED SCHOOL: This session looks at wider factors across the school that impact on the development of a learning powered culture. It will explore the kinds of leadership that are needed, and the kinds of professional development that support teachers' habit change. 
04 | What it means to be a learning-focused school
Martin Skelton
9:00 - 16:00
Great organisations get there by design and relentless focus on what matters to them. During this pre-conference workshop we will be looking at how schools become great in the same way. By the end of the workshop, everyone attending will have had chance to think about the fundamental thing that makes schools great, to think about their own school's current practice and to take away some ideas that can be put into practice easily. The workshop will be led by Martin Skelton. Martin was a teacher and a headteacher before co-founding Fieldwork Education and, later, the WCL Schools Group. Amongst many other things, Martin designed the International Primary Curriculum and Looking for Learning and co-designed The International Middle Years Curriculum. Over the course of his career he has been lucky enough to work inside and with hundreds of schools, many of which have helped him learn what a great school is and what he would do differently if he became a headteacher again.
05 | Taking Care of Behaviour
Paul Dix
9:00 - 16:00
Join Paul Dix for a day of brilliant behaviour and motivation strategies. Paul will teach you how to maintain your own discipline when others have lost theirs, to positively influence the behaviour of your students and to manage and de-escalate challenging behaviour.  Paul will demonstrate how to reward without bribing, how to teach behaviour to children who have not learnt great behaviour at home and how to hold firm boundaries without laying your working relationships on the line.
06 | All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED): Tools for Planning and Teaching Academically Diverse Students
Rhonda Bondie
9:00 - 16:00
Teachers will learn practical strategies to challenge and support students with diverse academic needs in mastering the common learning goals. The ALL-ED framework can be used every day with no additional planning time enabling teachers to sustain effective differentiated instruction. Teachers will explore tools for planning (e.g. multiple intelligences entry points) and tools for teaching (e.g. five daily routines, including informative assessment, collaboration, structured choice, and self-regulation) that support teachers in responding to academic diversity. Teachers will leave with a set of tools planning and facilitation tools to ensure that all learners are learning every day.
07 | Turning Experience into Expertise: Collaborative Inquiry as Professional Development
Tina Blythe
9:00 - 16:00
The "workshop" or "training session" is the most typical form of professional development for educators. And yet, the most powerful sources of information about the quality of teaching and learning in a school—the student and teacher work that occurs in classrooms, day in and day out—are often ignored. Collaborative inquiry groups provide educators with the opportunity to examine closely their own practice—defining essential questions about their work, and pursuing those questions collaboratively and systematically over time. In this mini course, we will focus on the process of collaborative inquiry, giving particular attention to the role of "protocols" as essential tools for guiding the analysis of student and teacher work. 
08 | Educating Modern Learners: An Intensive Look at the Contexts, Literacies and Practices for Our Students
Will Richardson
9:00 - 16:00
We are in transition from traditional thinking about classrooms, teaching, schools and education to a much more technology-rich, student-centered, authentic, modern definition for all of that and more. How do we manage that transition in our systems and personal practice to best prepare our students for the worlds they will inherit?  In this Institute, we'll come to understand the changing contexts for learning, gain a clear understanding of modern learning literacies, learn a framework for beginning conversations and actions around system change, envision and design new classrooms, schools and practices to serve modern learning and learners, and develop a 5 day - 5 month - 5 year plan for changing personal learning practice.
09 | Revisiting the concepts of choice and specialized instruction in an Early Years setting
Anne Baldisseri, Mariana Boschi, Andrea Davis & Meghan Gallagher
9:00 - 16:00
In this practical workshop we will demonstrate a new concept for Early Years settings called Flag Time. Flag Time started as an experiment and has been slowly disseminating amongst the teachers in the Pre-Prep School at St. Paul's over that last 3 years due to its success in helping pupils learn effectively. Flag time refers to a single occasion (once in every school day) created around an ample choice of activities, where every child works on an activity chosen by their teacher, according to a his/her readiness, interest and learning profile. Groupings are carefully determined from formative, on-going assessment, taking into account all aspects of learning and varying according to need. The element of surprise for the learner, who does not know beforehand what their activity or new grouping will be, leads to engagement and motivation. Furthermore a growth mindset is developed through stimulating activities that are thoughtfully planned to be at each child's ZPD. A flag with the child's name and picture indicates what they will be doing, hence the name! Over the course of the day, we will share how different teachers plan Flag Time and how children are assessed so that activities can be chosen to suit each individual at a given moment. We will provide the opportunity for you to plan a week of Flag Time adapted to your own settings and contexts so that you will leave with the knowledge and capacity to incorporate the concept immediately. We will use a professional learning community model to facilitate honest and productive conversations and encourage reflective practice amongst participants.
10 | Three workshops by specialists
Learning Support
9:00 - 16:00
Is lack of attention always ADHD? by Monique Vardi Pinheiro

Every teacher knows at least one of their students who struggles to initiate and/or sustain attention with their work in school. Some of these students have been able to cope with their difficulties and pass under the radar, others have a harder time and their grades suffer. In the past few years, there has been an increased rate of children being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a group of them are currently medicated in order to try to control it. However, is lack of attention always a sign of ADHD? Inattention is criteria for most mental health disorders and an evaluation of other symptoms will be key in reaching a precise diagnosis. How can teachers help? What to look for? Let's explore what else is out there.

School avoidance and lack of motivation for learning by Alexandra Bezerra

One of the more challenging scenarios for both educators and parents is when children do not wish to attend school or do not enjoy school or learning. Today the term school avoidance or school refusal is used to describe children with significant problems attending school. The development, characteristics, warning signs and assessment of school avoidance will be presented; together with a brief talk on suggestions for parents and educators.

Atuação junto ao aluno disléxico: da identificação precoce ao apoio ao longo da escolarização by Adriana Kida

A dislexia é um transtorno do aprendizado da leitura, de origem neurobiológica, mais comumente identificado nos primeiros anos escolares e que persiste ao longo da vida. A identificação de fatores de risco e de manifestações precoces da dislexia possibilitam um pronto diagnóstico e a busca por assistência, essenciais para minimizar seus impactos sobre a escolarização e autoconfiança do escolar. Aprimorar o olhar dos profissionais da escola para identificação destes fatores de risco e de suas primeiras manifestações é um dos objetivos desta palestra. Programas controlados de estimulação, como os de RTI (response to intervention) também exercem papel fundamental na identificação dos reais transtornos e serão igualmente abordados. Quando não tratada precocemente, a dislexia impõe consequências para a escolarização. Além disso, outro problema enfrentado e não menos importante diz respeito às questões psicoafetivas. As intervenções clínicas e educacionais direcionadas ao favorecimento da decodificação de palavras ou para o uso de estratégias de compensação (uso do conhecimento do significado de palavras, aplicação de conhecimentos prévios, dentre outras de caráter metacognitivo e metalinguístico) são preconizadas e serão apresentadas e discutidas, sempre sob o prisma da atuação no contexto educacional.
11 | An introduction to University Guidance and Counselling: Demystifying the admission process
Barry Hallinan
9:00 - 16:00
Our aim: College admission can be seen to be challenging, complex and even stressful. Although there is no magic, single and all-encompassing formula for choosing a college, there are steps that we can all take to find a good fit.We will be exploring a range of relevant, useful and easy to follow steps which will make sense of what is out there, what you can do to enhance an application, identify pitfalls and how to make the most of the application process. The ultimate goal of this workshop is to simplify the college admissions process and help you to guide your charge to attend the college/university that is the best fit for all of his/her needs. Expressed outcomes: By the end of this session, it is hoped that you will have gained a sound grasp of the key elements of university guidance, namely: How to build up your student's/child's secondary / high school experience to prepare him/her for applications. What happens when....a suggested timeline...college planning? College selection itself: Navigating the university application process – The UK, USA, Canada and Continental Europe.    The big ones: A look at Early Action vs. Early Decision and Oxbridge entrance. What does best fit really mean? What exactly is a Liberal Arts education? The elements of the application itself – UCAS vs. Common App vs. alternatives. The Personal Statement and general Essays- how authentic do I need to be? School Transcripts: what they are, what counts? What is a School Profile? Why is it important as a window onto a school? Letters of Recommendation – who, how, why, when? The Interview – the do's and dont's. How to prepare your charge for this event. Paying for college: Identifying and securing sources of financial aid and scholarships. So your charge received an offer, what next? This workshop is aimed at any professional or parent/guardian who is curious to learn more about College Admissions, has children who are going through or are about to go through this experience, works with students' applications at any level, or needs to learn more about other options.
12 | Autograph Math Software
Betty Temmer
9:00 - 16:00
Autograph is a leading-edge math software originating in the UK and now used in classrooms worldwide. This workshop will teach you the basics of using Autograph and integrating it into all parts of the secondary math curriculum including IB courses. In the morning, we will look at 2D applications including functions and relations, transformations, vectors, mathematical modeling, dynamic geometry and two-variable statistics. In the afternoon, we will focus on 3D graphing (including planes and 3D vectors), statistics and probability, and Calculus applications.
Autograph is intuitive to learn, comprehensive in its range of applications and visually appealing. All aspects of the software are dynamic, making it equally effective for classroom teaching and student exploration. This dynamic aspect along with the visual approach encourages students to be active thinkers and results in a deeper conceptual understanding of underlying mathematical principles.
Computers will be provided. However, participants are welcome to bring a laptop with the 30-day free trial version of Autograph downloaded from www.autograph-maths.com (both Mac and PC versions are available). Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Autograph. Available in 26 languages including Portuguese and Spanish.
13 | A Criança e o Esporte - Alterações do desenvolvimento ( fisiológicas e patológicas)
Miguel Akkari
9:00 - 16:00
Na primeira parte de sua apresentação, Akkari abordará a relação das crianças com o esporte, seus benefícios e malefícios. Mostrará como devemos utilizar as diferentes modalidades esportivas no favorecimento do desenvolvimento físico e psicológico das crianças e quando devemos nos preocupar com as queixas de nosso filhos. No segundo modulo será abordado as alterações fisiológicas e patológicas do desenvolvimento das crianças, com enfoque nas principais queixas atendidas no consultório ortopédico.
14 | Changing Role of Teachers for the Age of Technology
Robert Cooper Blanks Jonathan Dicks Rodrigo Infantozzi
9:00 - 16:00
One day, in the very near future, all teachers will face a room full of learners who are clutching eagerly their favoured technological device, waiting for their learning to magically appear. The question is how prepared are we, as teachers, for this revolution in learning? There are three main areas that teachers need to begin addressing now so that they are not left behind as the world of learning rapidly changes. The buzz phrase nowadays is personalised learning and this stems from the immense amount of research conducted on how people learn so that independent learning and student-centred learning systems can be designed. As we know technology is changing faster now than ever before from PC through laptops to tablets and other State-of-the-Art mobile devices. The third area is in how learning can happen using the also rapidly developing learning software and, in particular, the use of games and simulations to provide stimulating and effective learning. During the day examples of these aspects of learning in the classroom will be examined and demonstrated in a very hands-on way. First a practical example of an Independent (Personalised) Learning system will be examined and demonstrated as teachers discover how to free up time both inside and outside the classroom so that they can interact with their students individually and in small groups. The use of a VLE will then be demonstrated as teachers discover how to use Learning Paths to deliver knowledge and understanding and ensure 100% learning for students. This will be followed up by the use of a powerful l learning simulation and an examination of learning in this way. Every aspect of the workshop is designed to be hands-on as we practice what we preach in that learning is better through doing not just passively listening.
Sunday
8:00 - 9:00
Registration
9:00 - 9:30
Opening Ceremony
15 | Preparing young people to meet the real world: What does it really take?
Preparando jovens para enfrentar o mundo real: O que é realmente necessário?
Guy Claxton
9:30 - 10:30
Theatre
Many countries have produced ambitious rhetoric about the kinds of character strengths their schools should cultivate - and most of them have failed to implement these plans in an effective way. This presentation shares ideas about what it really takes to embed 'dispositional teaching', as it has been called, into the fabric of a school.

Muitos países têm produzido retóricas ambiciosas sobre as qualidades de caráter que suas escolas devem formar, e a maioria deles não conseguiu implementar esses planos de forma eficaz. Nesta apresentação serão compartilhadas idéias sobre o que é realmente necessário para que uma escola incorpore, de forma intrínseca, o que Claxton chama de 'dispositional teaching'.
16 | Developing Visible Learners
Desenvolvendo alunos visíveis
Deb Masters
11:00 - 12:30
Theatre
The purpose of this workshop is to learn how to create visible learners in our schools. What are the learning dispositions and the qualities of good learners and how are these used and understood by learners, teachers and families? How do we develop learners who can answer our three key questions: Where am I going? How am I doing? Where to next?. What are the key teaching strategies that have been proven to accelerate learners?

O objetivo deste workshop é aprender a criar alunos visíveis em nossas escolas. Quais são as disposições de aprendizagem e as qualidades de bons alunos e como estas são utilizadas e compreendidas pelos mesmos, por professores e famílias? Como podemos desenvolver alunos capazes de responder às nossas três questões fundamentais: Para onde quero ir? Como estou me saindo? Qual o próximo passo? Quais são as estratégias-chave de ensino que comprovadamente aceleramos alunos?
17 | Teachers as learners: How learning habits are contagious
Guy Claxton
11:00 - 12:30
Research shows that teachers behaviour as learners is contagious - they influence how students go about learning. In this workshop we will explore some ways in which teachers can become more committed and effective researchers about their own teaching, and thus provide better role models for their students.
18 | Natação na escola: Meios e métodos para ser atraente, pedagógica e motivadora para os alunos
Alberto Klar
11:00 - 13:00
O que podemos realizar com os alunos em idade escolar? Para isto necessitamos compreender os conceitos de maturação e aprendizagem. Apurar os conhecimentos dos processos pedagógicos estudando Piaget, Gallahue e Ozmun. Para o ensino da natação faremos uma interação do aprender com motivar. Recursos através de musicalidade e de propostas lúdico pedagógicas serão oferecidas aos profissionais de ensino.
19 | Children are Citizens
Ben Mardell
11:00 - 13:00
Young children don't vote or serve on juries. Yet the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child declares that all children have not only human rights for protection and provision, but also the civil rights to participate in community decisions that effect them. When educators work to help actualize these rights children are engaged in deep learning and community members come to better understand the capabilities of young children and the importance of early childhood education. This workshop shares examples from around the world where educators embrace the stance that children are citizens. A framework for implementing curriculum where children are seen as citizens is shared. 
20 | Jogo e Alfabetização Corporal
Fabio D'Angelo
11:00 - 13:00
Entre o "fazer" e o "compreender", a "quadra" e o "quadro", este workshop objetiva instrumentalizar os educadores para trabalhar com o JOGO como um importante recurso pedagógico no processo de ALFABETIZAÇÃO CORPORAL das crianças dentro do espaço escolar.
21 | Knowledge, Skills and Understanding - Learned, Taught and Assessed Differently
Martin Skelton
11:00 - 13:00
One of the most crucial ways of improving learning in schools is to be clear about the differences between knowledge, skills and understanding and the implications these differences have for classroom practice and school systems and structure. During this session we will clarify what the differences are and set out simple ways in which the learning of each can be improved.
22 | Practical ways to sharpen your classroom behaviour
Paul Dix
11:00 - 13:00
Effective teachers know that at the heart of a productive classroom is exceptional behaviour management . How do we nurture and develop the behaviour that we want to see? Join Paul Dix for a journey through best practice in classroom behaviour. Paul will share practical advice and guidance from around the world and show you how to shape your classroom culture to get the best from your students. Learn how to teach the behaviours that accelerate achievement, reinforce behaviour without bribery and keep your head while others are losing theirs.
23 | ALL-ED: All Learners Learning Every Day
Rhonda Bondie
11:00 - 13:00
Teachers know that students come into their classes with divergent experiences, understandings, interests, strengths and needs. While this academic diversity creates different starting places for learning, in the end all students must meet high standards of achievement. In this workshop, participants will explore tools and frameworks to create opportunities for sustainable and effective differentiated instruction every day.
24 | What Should We Teach—and How? An Introduction to the Teaching for Understanding Framework
Tina Blythe
11:00 - 13:00
Understanding is one of the most important and time-honored and goals of education. It is also one of the most difficult to achieve. This workshop will provide an introduction to the Teaching for Understanding framework, a powerful tool for designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment that help learners develop deep and lasting understanding of important disciplinary concepts. Created at Harvard Project Zero and the Harvard Graduate School of Education through many years of research, the Teaching for Understanding framework has been used around the world and at all levels of education from kindergarten through graduate school to create powerful learning experiences for students. (limit 25)
25 | Exploring New Literacies for a World of Networked, Self-Directed Learners and Makers
Will Richardson
11:00 - 13:00
While it may seem like it, the biggest advance of the last 15 years has not been the Web+A1:E21 and hundreds of technologies that connect us to it. No, the biggest shift is what that connectedness brings us, the new reality that each one of us can now stand as the central organizing force in our own learning, education, and work. With our growing access to the sum of human knowledge and billions of people around the world, we decide what we need to learn, when we need to learn it. We develop our own pathways to an "education." And we as individuals have the power to create and share and bring beautiful, meaningful, important work into the world. The institutions that used to mediate those interactions, schools, publishing houses and corporations among them, are all now struggling to maintain relevance. In this moment, those who understand the powerful affordances of the Internet to learn and create will flourish, and those who understand how to leverage those affordances for the greater good will lead. That requires a whole set of new literacies, ones that deal with not just reading and writing but collecting, creating, connecting, sharing, and sense making. In this institute, we'll explore these shifts, and we'll begin to develop a context and a practical framework for helping our students become literate, self-directed masters of learning and making in this new, interconnected world.
26 | Fostering creativity in the classroom
Guy Claxton
14:30 - 16:00
In this workshop we will focus on the habits of mind that underpin creativity, and explore some methods for cultivating creative-mindedness in the classroom
27 | Nurturing excellence in all learners: changes and challenges in Secondary Geography
Adam Norton
14:30 - 16:00
An important aspect of any conference is the ability to network with other colleagues in similar roles. To facilitate this we are offering networking meetings for particular subject areas. In this network meeting Adam Norton. Adam Norton will lead a sharing of ideas about developments in Geography teaching and how to work towards inspiring pupils to attain their best in the subject and to get the most from it. Adam is an experienced Head of Geography at St. Paul's School with many years teaching experience in the international sector. The discussion will initially start by exploring the theme of the conference "Nurturing excellence in all our learners: changes and challenges". Come along and share your ideas and experiences for a rich and fruitful exchange of ideas, where we can learn from each other.
28 | Nurturing excellence in all learners: changes and challenges in the Arts
Maria Cristina Pentreath and Lisa Blackaby
14:30 - 16:00
An important aspect of any conference is the ability to network with other colleagues in similar roles. To facilitate this we are offering networking meetings for particular subject areas. In this network meeting Maria Cristina Pentreath and Lisa Blackaby will lead a discussion on the Arts in school. Maria Cristina and Lisa are both extremely experienced in Arts Education. Maria Cristina is Head of the Arts in St. Paul's Senior School and Lisa is the Prep Art Teacher. The discussion will initially start by exploring the theme of the conference "Nurturing excellence in all our learners: changes and challenges". Come along and share your ideas and experiences for a rich and fruitful exchange of ideas, where we can learn from each other.
29 | Nurturing excellence in all learners: changes and challenges in Secondary Mathematics
Neil White
14:30 - 16:00
An important aspect of any conference is the ability to network with other colleagues in similar roles. To facilitate this we are offering networking meetings for particular subject areas. In this network meeting Neil White will lead a discussion on Mathematics. Neil White is an experienced Head of Mathematics at St. Paul's School, as well as being the Director of Studies. The discussion will initially start by exploring the theme of the conference "Nurturing excellence in all our learners: changes and challenges". Come along and share your ideas and experiences for a rich and fruitful exchange of ideas, where we can learn from each other.
30 | Nurturing excellence in all learners: changes and challenges of mobile technology in schools
Paul Morgan and Susan Bishop
14:30 - 16:00
An important aspect of any conference is the ability to network with other colleagues in similar roles. To facilitate this we are offering networking meetings for particular subject areas. In this network meeting Paul Morgan and Susan Bishop will lead a discussion on mobile technology in the classroom. Paul works as the Deputy Headmaster at St. Paul's School with a strong interest in using technology to enhance teaching and learning. Susan is an experienced ICT teacher in the Prep School. The discussion will initially start by exploring the theme of the conference "Nurturing excellence in all our learners: changes and challenges". Come along and share your ideas and experiences for a rich and fruitful exchange of ideas, where we can learn from each other.
31 | Nurturing Excellence in all learners: changes and challenges for Primary School Leaders
Siobhain Allum
14:30 - 16:00
Siobhain Allum, who has been the Head of the Prep School at St Paul's since 2009, will lead a discussion on the many challenges facing school leaders as we attempt to develop curriculum, policies and practices which will allow young learners to flourish and develop the necessary skills for a fast changing and uncertain future. How can we ensure that our learners will be well equipped emotionally and academically for the next phase in their life and academic career? Come along and share your ideas and experiences for a rich and fruitful exchange of ideas, where we can learn from each other.
32 | Natação na escola: Meios e métodos para ser atraente, pedagógica e motivadora para os alunos
Alberto Klar
14:30 - 16:30
O que podemos realizar com os alunos em idade escolar? Para isto necessitamos compreender os conceitos de maturação e aprendizagem. Apurar os conhecimentos dos processos pedagógicos estudando Piaget, Gallahue e Ozmun. Para o ensino da natação faremos uma interação do aprender com motivar. Recursos através de musicalidade e de propostas lúdico pedagógicas serão oferecidas aos profissionais de ensino.
33 | Jogo e Alfabetização Corporal
Fabio D'Angelo
14:30 - 16:30
Entre o "fazer" e o "compreender", a "quadra" e o "quadro", este workshop objetiva instrumentalizar os educadores para trabalhar com o JOGO como um importante recurso pedagógico no processo de ALFABETIZAÇÃO CORPORAL das crianças dentro do espaço escolar.
34 | What is learning?
O que é aprendizagem?
Martin Skelton
14:30 - 16:30
Theatre
Dangerously, learning is a word we are beginning to take for granted. Dangerous because very few schools have a definition of learning that is shared by teachers and most of the few that do don't share the definition with students or parents. The result of all this is that we assume that we are all pulling in the same direction when we might not be. During this session, Martin Skelton will guide you simply through the issues surrounding learning and leave you with a definition that is being used in an increasing number of schools.

Perigosamente, acredita-se que o significado da palavra aprendizagem seja senso comum. Isto é perigoso porque poucas escolas têm uma definição de aprendizagem compartilhada por seus professores e, as poucas que o fazem, não compartilham esta definição com os alunos ou pais. O resultado é que muitas vezes acreditamos estar todos caminhando na mesma direção, quando os destinos podem ser diveros. Nesta palestra, Martin Skelton abordará de maneira simples as questões que envolvem a aprendizagem e apresentará uma definição que está sendo usada em um número cada vez maior de escolas.
35 | All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED) through Structured Choice
Rhonda Bondie
14:30 - 16:30
In this course we will learn how to engage students with challenging material and make learning visible to efficiently structure student choice within the established curriculum. First, using Entry Points, based on Multiple Intelligences theory, we will explore the way varied means of entering a complex learning area can engage students and reveal their background knowledge. Second, by making the learning choices visible, teachers can provide both supports for learners who are struggling as well as extensions for early finishers in one efficient and effective assignment. We will explore many examples from K-12 classrooms that have been used with students in a variety of school settings. Participants will have time to begin the creation of structured student choice for their own classroom use.
36 | What's Really Going On? Protocols for Guiding Collaborative Conversation About What Students Are Actually Learning
Tina Blythe
14:30 - 16:30
In this workshop, participants will learn about protocols (or structures for conversations) for examining student work in ways that reveal the students' thinking and learning. We will spend most of our time engaging in a protocol (the Collaborative Assessment Conference) and reflecting on it. We will also discuss different strategies that educators and schools have used to make time for the collaborative examination of student work and note some challenges of facilitating such discussions. (limit 25)
37 | Children are Citizens
Ben Mardell
14:30 - 16:30
Young children don't vote or serve on juries. Yet the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child declares that all children have not only human rights for protection and provision, but also the civil rights to participate in community decisions that effect them. When educators work to help actualize these rights children are engaged in deep learning and community members come to better understand the capabilities of young children and the importance of early childhood education. This workshop shares examples from around the world where educators embrace the stance that children are citizens. A framework for implementing curriculum where children are seen as citizens is shared. 
17:00 - 18:15
38 | Panel: Join Paul Dix, Will Richardson and Deb Masters discussing our theme "Nurturing Excellence in all Learners: Changes and Challenges", chaired by Barbara Gancia
18:30 - 19:30
39 | Cocktail Reception sponsored by Sodexo
Monday
40 | 21st Century Teaching: Why Nurturing Excellence for All Learners is So Challenging (and How We Can Do It More Effectively)
Ensino no século 21: Por que nutrir excelência para todos os alunos é tão desafiador (e como podemos fazê-lo de forma mais eficaz)
Tina Blythe
8:30 - 9:30
Theatre
Teaching 21st century learners brings with it many challenges—some old, some new. This presentation describes the essential skills that teachers and administrators need in order to meet those challenges, along with some concrete steps for cultivating those skills in the context of crowded and demanding school days.

Ensinar alunos do século 21 é uma tarefa com muitos desafios – alguns antigos, outras novos. Tina Blythe descreve as habilidades essenciais que os professores e os gestores de escolas precisam para enfrentar estes desafios, e apresenta medidas concretas para cultivar essas habilidades no atual contexto de escolas lotadas e com altas exigências.
41 | The Visible Learning meta-analyses – going deeper with the research
Deb Masters
10:00 - 11:30
The purpose of this session is to understand the notions of meta-analysis, to work through your interpretations of the underlying story of the most positive impacts on student achievement and to see how they can be used in practice. The meta-analysis story started with the desire by John Hattie to identify the relative effects of many the hundreds of possible influences on student achievement. Based on over 1,000 meta-analyses which included about 260+ million students it is possible through the Hattie research to identify the factors that have the most (and least) impact on student achievement. This session will drill into five specific meta-analyses and you will then look what this research means in terms of our classroom practice.
42 | Nurturing excellence in all learners: changes and challenges of teaching Physical Education in schools
Frank McMorrow
10:00 - 11:30
An important aspect of any conference is the ability to network with other colleagues in similar roles. To facilitate this we are offering networking meetings for particular subject areas. In this network meeting Frank McMorrow will lead a discussion Physical Education in school. Frank has a great deal of experience of leading PE departments in a number of high achieving private schools. He is current the Head of PE at St. Paul's. The discussion will initially start by exploring the theme of the conference "Nurturing excellence in all our learners: changes and challenges". Come along and share your ideas and experiences for a rich and fruitful exchange of ideas, where we can learn from each other.
43 | Nurturing excellence in all learners: changes and challenges in Music in schools
Lee Ward and Ana Kristina Jankov
10:00 - 11:30
An important aspect of any conference is the ability to network with other colleagues in similar roles. To facilitate this we are offering networking meetings for particular subject areas. In this network meeting Lee Ward and Ana Kristina Jankov will lead a discussion on Music in schools. Lee has a great of experience of teaching music across all ranges, especially Choral music. Lee is currently the Director of Music at St. Paul's and Ana Kristina is a Music Teacher in the Prep School. The discussion will initially start by exploring the theme of the conference "Nurturing excellence in all our learners: changes and challenges". Come along and share your ideas and experiences for a rich and fruitful exchange of ideas, where we can learn from each other.
44 | Nurturing Excellence in all learners: changes and challenges for Learning Support
Maria Carneiro Leão
10:00 - 11:30
The Learning Support Unit of St. Paul's School will share some common practices used to help their pupils. One of their great areas of strength is using an eclectic approach, where they combine practices from different disciplines in order to cater to specific pupil's needs. Discussion about how other professionals approach similar difficulties to follow.
45 | BLP in the Classroom
Guy Claxton
10:00 - 12:00
In this workshop we will go in detail into the changes in classroom practice requires of teachers, if they are to produce powerful young learners. There need to be changes in the way they talk to and about students; how they design lessons and other activities; what they show of their own learning lives; how they write reports; and the nature of displays and resource-availability. We will also look at some of the barriers - both real and imagined - that might prevent teachers from taking the necessary steps. There will be plenty of opportunity for teachers to relate the ideas to their own contexts.
46 | Autograph Math Software: an Overview
Betty Temmer
10:00 - 12:00
Autograph is a leading- edge math software originating in the UK and now used in classrooms worldwide. This presentation will begin by giving an overview of how Autograph can be integrated throughout the secondary school math curriculum including IB courses. During the second hour, participants will have the opportunity to work with the software. Features include 2D graphing (both implicit and explicit), transformations, dynamic geometry, one and two variable statistics, probability, 3D graphing (including planes and 3D vectors), mathematical modeling, Calculus applications and much more.
Autograph is intuitive to learn, comprehensive in its range of applications and visually appealing. All aspects of the software are dynamic, making it equally effective for classroom teaching and student exploration. This dynamic aspect along with the visual approach encourages students to be active thinkers and results in a deeper conceptual understanding of underlying mathematical principles.
Computers will be provided. However, participants are welcome to bring a laptop with the 30-day free trial version of Autograph downloaded from www.autograph-maths.com (both Mac and PC versions are available). Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Autograph.
Available in 26 languages including Portuguese and Spanish.
47 | Knowledge, Skills and Understanding - Learned, Taught and Assessed Differently.
Martin Skelton
10:00 - 12:00
One of the most crucial ways of improving learning in schools is to be clear about the differences between knowledge, skills and understanding and the implications these differences have for classroom practice and school systems and structure. During this session we will clarify what the differences are and set out simple ways in which the learning of each can be improved.
48 | Curiosity, Motivation and Chimps
Curiosidade, Motivação e Chimpanzés
Paul Dix
10:00 - 12:00
Theatre
Join Paul Dix for a series of 'I'm going to do that!' moments. Paul will show you the impact of positive consistency, how to use curiosity to engage and how to motivate your most reluctant geniuses. He will reveal the monkey behind everyone's rational mind and show you how to tweak the culture in your classroom to radically improve your teaching and behaviour management.

"Eu vou fazer isso!" - Você vai repetir esta frase diversas vezes durante esta apresentação. Paul Dix irá mostrar o impacto de ser consistente de forma positiva, de como usar a curiosidade para envolver os alunos e como motivar seus pequenos gênios, mesmo os mais relutantes. Ele revelará o "macaco" que está por trás de nossas mentes racionais e mostrar como ajustar a cultura em sua sala de aula para melhorar radicalmente o ensino e a gestão de comportamento.
49 | ALL-ED: All Learners Learning Every Day
Rhonda Bondie
10:00 - 12:00
Teachers know that students come into their classes with divergent experiences, understandings, interests, strengths and needs. While this academic diversity creates different starting places for learning, in the end all students must meet high standards of achievement. In this workshop, participants will explore tools and frameworks to create opportunities for sustainable and effective differentiated instruction every day.
50 | Exploring New Literacies for a World of Networked, Self-Directed Learners and Makers
Will Richardson
10:00 - 12:00
While it may seem like it, the biggest advance of the last 15 years has not been the Web and hundreds of technologies that connect us to it. No, the biggest shift is what that connectedness brings us, the new reality that each one of us can now stand as the central organizing force in our own learning, education, and work. With our growing access to the sum of human knowledge and billions of people around the world, we decide what we need to learn, when we need to learn it. We develop our own pathways to an "education." And we as individuals have the power to create and share and bring beautiful, meaningful, important work into the world. The institutions that used to mediate those interactions, schools, publishing houses and corporations among them, are all now struggling to maintain relevance. In this moment, those who understand the powerful affordances of the Internet to learn and create will flourish, and those who understand how to leverage those affordances for the greater good will lead. That requires a whole set of new literacies, ones that deal with not just reading and writing but collecting, creating, connecting, sharing, and sense making. In this institute, we'll explore these shifts, and we'll begin to develop a context and a practical framework for helping our students become literate, self-directed masters of learning and making in this new, interconnected world.
51 | Using metacognitive strategies for learning impact
Deb Masters
13:30 - 15:00
The Visible Learning research shows that metacognitive strategy instruction has an effect of 0.69 on student achievement - that means that by using these strategies you can accelerate a students learning from 12 months to 18 months growth over a school year. In this session we will look closely at metacognitive strategies and be able to identify the difference betweencognitive and metacognitive strategies. We will also look at specific strategies and have a clear understanding of what teachers can do to develop metacognitive learners.
52 | Nurturing Excellence in all learners: changes and challenges of involving parents in the learning community
Anne Taffin d'Heursel Baldisseri
13:30 - 15:00
Anne Taffin d'Heursel Baldisseri, who has been the Head of the Pre-Prep School at St. Paul's since 2007, will facilitate a discussion where participants will exchange ideas and reflect on the methods we use to support parents in becoming more involved in the learning and thinking culture of our schools. The focus will be on exploring ways in which we can transform the lectures that parents attend into opportunities for them to share their ideas and gain a deeper understanding of different aspects of their child's learning.
53 | Nurturing excellence in all learners: changes and challenges in English and English Literature
Danielle Phipps
13:30 - 15:00
An important aspect of any conference is the ability to network with other colleagues in similar roles. To facilitate this we are offering networking meetings for particular subject areas. In this network meeting Danielle Phipps will lead a discussion on English in Senior Schools. Danielle is an experienced Head of English at St. Paul's School. The discussion will initially start by exploring the theme of the conference "Nurturing excellence in all our learners: changes and challenges". Come along and share your ideas and experiences for a rich and fruitful exchange of ideas, where we can learn from each other.
54 | Nurturing excellence in all learners: changes and challenges for PSHE in school
Matthew Rankin
13:30 - 15:00
An important aspect of any conference is the ability to network with other colleagues in similar roles. To facilitate this we are offering networking meetings for particular subject areas. In this network meeting Matthew Rankin will lead a discussion on PSHE in Senior Schools. Matthew is the PSHE Co-ordinator at St. Paul's School. The discussion will initially start by exploring the theme of the conference "Nurturing excellence in all our learners: changes and challenges". Come along and share your ideas and experiences for a rich and fruitful exchange of ideas, where we can learn from each other.
55 | Autograph Math Software: an Overview
Betty Temmer
13:30 - 15:30
Autograph is a leading- edge math software originating in the UK and now used in classrooms worldwide. This presentation will begin by giving an overview of how Autograph can be integrated throughout the secondary school math curriculum including IB courses. During the second hour, participants will have the opportunity to work with the software. Features include 2D graphing (both implicit and explicit), transformations, dynamic geometry, one and two variable statistics, probability, 3D graphing (including planes and 3D vectors), mathematical modeling, Calculus applications and much more.
Autograph is intuitive to learn, comprehensive in its range of applications and visually appealing. All aspects of the software are dynamic, making it equally effective for classroom teaching and student exploration. This dynamic aspect along with the visual approach encourages students to be active thinkers and results in a deeper conceptual understanding of underlying mathematical principles.
Computers will be provided. However, participants are welcome to bring a laptop with the 30-day free trial version of Autograph downloaded from www.autograph-maths.com (both Mac and PC versions are available). Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Autograph.
Available in 26 languages including Portuguese and Spanish.
56 | Practical ways to sharpen your classroom behaviour
Paul Dix
13:30 - 15:30
Effective teachers know that at the heart of a productive classroom is exceptional behaviour management . How do we nurture and develop the behaviour that we want to see? Join Paul Dix for a journey through best practice in classroom behaviour. Paul will share practical advice and guidance from around the world and show you how to shape your classroom culture to get the best from your students. Learn how to teach the behaviours that accelerate achievement, reinforce behaviour without bribery and keep your head while others are losing theirs.
57 | All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED) through Structured Choice
Rhonda Bondie
13:30 - 15:30
In this course we will learn how to engage students with challenging material and make learning visible to efficiently structure student choice within the established curriculum. First, using Entry Points, based on Multiple Intelligences theory, we will explore the way varied means of entering a complex learning area can engage students and reveal their background knowledge. Second, by making the learning choices visible, teachers can provide both supports for learners who are struggling as well as extensions for early finishers in one efficient and effective assignment. We will explore many examples from K-12 classrooms that have been used with students in a variety of school settings. Participants will have time to begin the creation of structured student choice for their own classroom use.
58 | What Should We Teach—and How? An Introduction to the Teaching for Understanding Framework
Tina Blythe
13:30 - 15:30
Understanding is one of the most important and time-honored and goals of education. It is also one of the most difficult to achieve. This workshop will provide an introduction to the Teaching for Understanding framework, a powerful tool for designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment that help learners develop deep and lasting understanding of important disciplinary concepts. Created at Harvard Project Zero and the Harvard Graduate School of Education through many years of research, the Teaching for Understanding framework has been used around the world and at all levels of education from kindergarten through graduate school to create powerful learning experiences for students. (limit 25)
59 | Personal Learning Networks: The Future of Professional Learning
Redes Pessoais de Aprendizagem: O Futuro da Aprendizagem Profissional
Will Richardson
13:30 - 15:30
Theatre
Learning is social, we've all known that. Now, with the Web, it's globally social. To flourish as learners in a connected world, we need a network, one that we can trust, one that we can turn to when we need answers or inspiration or direction. While we've always crafted these "Personal Learning Networks" in our face to face spaces, the literacies of doing so online are a bit more nuanced and complex. This session looks at what PLNs are, how they can influence our learning lives and future success, how to begin to construct them using various Web tools, and what the implications are for our students, our schools and our professional practice. We'll also look at how diversity, balance and safety enter into the learning equation online.

Sabemos que a aprendizagem é um ato social. Agora, com a internet, é globalmente social. Para prosperar como aprendizes em um mundo conectado, precisamos de uma rede em que podemos confiar, a qual podemos recorrer quando precisamos de respostas, inspiração ou direção. Embora tenhamos sempre trabalhado essas "Redes Pessoais de Aprendizagem" presencialmente, as habilidades para fazê-lo on-line são um pouco mais sutis e complexas. Esta palestra analisa as RPAs; como elas podem influenciar a nossa aprendizagem e sucesso futuro; como começar a construí-las usando várias ferramentas da Web e quais são as implicações para os nossos alunos, nossas escolas e nossa prática profissional. Também veremos como diversidade, equilíbrio e segurança entram na equação da aprendizagem online.
60 | Less is more
Menos é mais
Martin Skelton
16:00 - 17:00
Theatre
'Less is More' was the famous mantra of the renowned architect Mies van der Rohe. In this keynote, Martin will look at how this profound idea has crept into many different areas of our lives and make a case for it being the mantra for schools, too, many of which are drowning under unnecessary complexity.

"Menos é mais" foi o famoso mantra do renomado arquiteto Mies van der Rohe. Nesta palestra, Martin apontará como essa idéia tão profunda está incutida em diversas áreas de nossas vidas e pro porque este seja também o mantra para as escolas, que muitas vezes se afogam em uma complexidade desnecessária.
17:00 - 17:30
Closing Ceremony