Saturday, 08. February 2020, ACS Egham International School, London: Innovation, Agency and Inquiry

from 08. February 2020 - 8:30
till 09. February 2020 - 12:30

ACS Egham International School

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Workshop Descriptor:
We need to prepare students for a future where they encounter more possibilities than probabilities. Although the research suggests that schools should be producing learners who are innovative, adaptable and resilient, with the ‘power to act’, there is no blueprint for how we do this as educators. Many schools and teachers are taking intentional steps to deconstruct the typical design, structures and systems of classrooms and curriculum. Concept-based curriculum, voice, choice and a focus on transdisciplinary skills and dispositions underpin many of these changes. Understanding the relationship between inquiry-based design, student efficacy and ownership can help us identify multiple ways to adjust inquiries to support student agency. This workshop examines ways in which educators can innovate and ‘play with’ inquiry to create small but powerful changes. 
Participants will:

Deepen their own understanding of the relationship between concept-based inquiry and learner agency.

Understand how planning with a focus on concepts and the skills and dispositions of learning increase student ownership and efficacy

Develop their understanding of how to innovate with various aspects of inquiry in their current context of teaching and learning,  in order to develop an environment within which students can think and act as creators of their own learning.

Set short and longer term goals for implementing new understandings in their current context.

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This workshop is suitable for anyone with a basis in inquiry based teaching and who would like to explore ways to innovate their practice and share greater leadership for learning with students. It is appropriate for teachers of elementary or middle school students, and curriculum coordinators. Although the key learning will be highly relevant for anyone working within the IB frameworks, it will also be applicable to any setting working with an inquiry based framework or approach.
Workshop Facilitator: Julian Edwards
As an educator, Julian has been lucky enough to work in most sectors of schools including elementary/primary, secondary and special education as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, workshop leader and presenter,  and school leader. Julian has worked in secondary and special education in the UK and for twenty years in international schools including the International School of Tanganyika, Western Academy of Beijing and NIST International School in Bangkok. Julian is currently Head of Primary at the Inter Community School in Zurich. In each role, Julian has been involved with schools that have wanted to innovate for their circumstances and their students. As a result his personal passion is striving to develop and apply an understanding of how creative teaching and leadership develop the fullest capacity of individuals whatever their age. Having worked extensively with the IBO through workshop leading and involvement in curriculum development across all three programmes, Julian has a somewhat unique understanding of the curriculum continuum in international education. In addition to working with the IBO and developing learner-centred curriculum in his own schools,  Julian has been involved more recently with the UNESCO Happy School Project and presented regularly with IGE on professional areas including Project Based Learning and Inquiry, Creative and Personalized Leadership, and Coaching and Mentoring. 
Conference Schedule:
Conference Schedule:
Saturday 08 February 2020
0830-0900       Welcome
0900-1030       Session one
1030-1100       Break (snacks provided)
1100-1300       Session two
1300-1345       Lunch (lunch provided)
1345-1545       Session three
Sunday 09 February 2020
0830-1030       Session one
1030-1100       Break (snacks provided)
1100-1230       Session two (conclusion of workshop)
Certificates   All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.
Workshop Registration Fee
Early Bird Fee: €300.00
Registration fee after the 08 December 2019: €330.00
Registration fee after the 08 January 2020: €350.00
Closing Date for Registrations: February 1 2020
Request for alternative payments (electronic transfer) to the Eventbrite online registration payment system will occur additional €50.00 administration fee
Late Payments: If payment is not made prior to the event, there will be an additional €95.00 penalty fee.
Cancellation Policy: Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 08 January 2020 or earlier if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled your full payment will be reimbursed.
Workshop Participation: If Innovative Global Education is informed by 08 January 2020 or before that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after 08 January 2020, IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee. 
If, for any reason, a school needs to either transfer a registered participant to another workshop from the workshop registered or change the name of the participant attending a workshop, Innovative Global Education can make these changes on request.
Important: Innovative Global Education must be informed by 08 January 2020 of these changes. There will be an administration fee of €45.00 charged for any changes made after 08 January 2020.
Wheatsheaf Hotel, London Rd, Virginia Water GU25 4QF

Travelodge Egham, Church Rd, Egham TW20 9HZ

Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot SL5 0PP

Getting There:
All recommended hotels are within 3 to 7 minutes from ACS Egham International School.
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