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Crossing Thresholds

29 - 30 August 2015, Sheraton Pilar Hotel & Convention Center, Argentina

Conference Theme

Learning is a lifelong journey. The strategies and attitudes that we develop along the way can make the path more meaningful and help us cross boundaries in a successful way. Neuroscience can describe the way information travels across neurons which work together in the process of communication. Creativity and innovation arise when we transcend what is known and familiar to us to observe reality through a different lens.
This conference is about crossing known thresholds in education and reaching for new ones. How many thresholds are you ready to cross?

Who is this conference for?

Teachers and heads interested in bilingual education and networking with fellow educators in the region.

Speakers

Schedule

Time Speaker Room
08:15 - 09:00 Registration Conventions Center Lobby
09:00 - 09:15 Opening Ceremony Los Girasoles 2 y 3
09:15 - 10:15 Milton Chen: Edges of Innovation in Our Schools Los Girasoles 2 y 3
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break Foyer
10:45 - 11:45 David Hopkins: Journeying as Pilgrims … Los Girasoles 2 y 3
11:45 - 12:15 Coffee Break Foyer
12:15 - 13:15 Judy Willis: Sustaining Student’s Classroom Attention in the Digital Age Los Girasoles 2 y 3
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch Los Alamos y Los Girasoles 1
14:30 - 15:30 Douglas Reeves: Leading for Creativity Los Girasoles 2 y 3
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break Foyer
16:00 - 16:30 Lucila Márquez & Richard Gilby: Active Learning in Practice Los Girasoles 1
James Neill: Personalizing and differentiating through effective use of formative assessments Los Girasoles 2 y 3
16:40 - 17:40 Douglas Reeves: Assessing Creativity: A New Approach for Students, Teachers, and Educational Leaders Los Girasoles 1
Judy Willis: How Emotion Impacts the Brain’s Successful Learning and What to Do About it Los Girasoles 2 y 3
17:40 - 18:00 Coffee Break Foyer
18:00 - 19:00 Milton Chen: Afterschool: Eliminating the Final Bell for Learning Los Girasoles 2 y 3
19:30 - 20:30 Drinks Foyer
20:30 - 22:30 Dinner & Entertainment with VOX POP Los Girasoles 2 y 3
09:00 - 10:00 Judy Willis: Constructing Short-term and Sustaining Long-term Memory Los Girasoles 2 y 3
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break Foyer
10:30 - 11:10 Michael O’Sullivan: Encouraging, recognising and rewarding real learning Los Girasoles 2 y 3
11:20 - 12:00 Keynote panel: “Creativity and Innovation in Education” Los Girasoles 2 y 3
12:00 - 12:30 Coffee Break Foyer
12:30 - 13:30 David Hopkins: Curiosity and Powerful Learning Los Girasoles 2 y 3
13:30 - 14:45 Farewell Lunch & Raffles Los Alamos y Los Girasoles 1
Time Speaker Room

Note: This is a preliminary programme which will be subject to change. Simultaneous interpreting will be available at Girasoles 2 & 3.

Venue

Sheraton Pilar Hotel & Convention Center

Panamericana Km. 49,5 (B1629MYA) – Pilar – Buenos Aires – Argentina.
For more information and booking please contact Helen Kraft: 154-4474974/ helen.kraft@gmail.com

Hotel options in the area:
1) Hotel Ibis Pilar (new): Double room, wi-fi and free parking with no breakfast: Pref.Fee AR$649.-
Booking: 0230-4386666 or www.ibis.com
2) Pilar Rental Suites: Double room from USD 119 + VAT, Booking and queries: 02304-667799 or www.rentalsuites.com.ar

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Tickets

Early bird Closing Wednesday 31 December

  • Members / Affiliates $ ARS
  • Exams Schools $ ARS
  • Non-members $ ARS
  • International delegates $ USD
Sorry. Sold out.

Full price Closing Wednesday 31 December

  • Members / Affiliates $ ARS
  • Exams Schools $ ARS
  • Non-members $ ARS
  • International delegates $ USD
Sorry. Sold out.

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