Learning by Design

Each and every one of us holds a set of beliefs and ideologies about the world and how we make sense of it. This very framework influences and designs the actions and decisions we make daily. This design surrounds us and can be found anywhere affecting the school environment we work in.

This Conference will explore the influence of design on learning through an observation of how we perceive the school curriculum, the teaching strategies we promote, the learning spaces we create and the pursuit of children‘s wellbeing.

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Simultaneous interpreting will be available at Los Girasoles 2 & 3 rooms.

09:15 - 10:15
Los Girasoles 2 & 3

Engagement by Design

Teachers and leaders are always searching for “what works.”  We want to know what we can do to engage students and ensure that they learn more and better.  In this session, we focus on a few things that have high impact, specifically student-teacher relationships, teacher clarity, and challenging tasks.  ...
12:15 - 13:15
Los Girasoles 2 & 3

At What Cost? Defending Child Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools

Anxiety, disillusionment and depression emerge, sometimes with devastating outcomes, as conflicts between ever-increasing school expectations and students’ developmental capacities persist. Tellingly, many high achieving schools have been termed “epicenters of overachievement” where students “hear the overriding message that only the best will do in grades, test scores, sports, art, ...
13:15 - 14:30
Los Girasoles 1 & Los Álamos
16:00 - 16:45
Los Alamos

Examples of good practices in ESSARP schools

This session will consist of poster presentations carried out in Spanish and English by teachers from ESSARP schools. Participants will have the opportunity to walk around the room and listen to good practices directly through the voice of the very protagonists!  
16:50 - 17:50
Los Girasoles 2 & 3

Visible Learning for Literacy

Educators have been in search of “what works” for decades. Our collective search for better ways to reach students and ensure that they develop knowledge and skills has resulted in thousands and thousands of books, hundreds of thousands of research articles, and countless websites. The truth is, not everything ...
16:50 - 17:50
Los Girasoles 1

At What Cost? Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools

Participants in this session will have the opportunity more deeply explore the issues raised in Dr. Gleason’s keynote address, and to fully engage the structured, interactive and animated interview that Dr. Gleason has used in his research in schools throughout the US and all around the world. With this ...
16:50 - 17:50
Los Álamos

‘Hunt The Unicorn’ – The Search for the Effective School

School leadership often asks two critical questions: what do effective schools look like and how does our school compare against them?  This session will address the first of these by highlighting the correlates or indicators of successful schools and then demonstrate a methodology by which schools can seek answers ...
10:30 - 11:30
Los Girasoles 2 & 3

Assessment-Capable Learners

We all know that collective efficacy is the new number one influence on students’ learning.  And there is good reason for that. In part, efficacious teachers ensure that their students are assessment-capable, which means that students understand their current level of performance and compare that with the desired level ...
10:30 - 11:30
Los Girasoles 1

May I Have your Attention, Please?

Learning challenges and mental health problems frequently overlap. Consequently, students get treated for depression, anxiety, learning disabilities and even poor school fit, when too often, the true culprit is an undiagnosed attention control problem. This workshop will review these overlapping conditions and clarify how to make accurate diagnoses for ...

Simultaneous interpreting will be available at Los Girasoles 2 & 3 rooms.





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Early Bird Closing July 16, 2018

  • Members / Affiliates ARS 4.500
  • Exams schools ARS 4.950
  • Non-affiliates ARS 5.450
  • International Affiliate Members USD 500
  • International Delegates USD 600

Full Price Closing August 24, 2018

  • Members / Affiliates ARS 5.500
  • Exams schools ARS 6.050
  • Non-affiliates ARS 6.655
  • International Affiliate Members USD 600
  • International Delegates USD 700

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