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?
Teachers and heads interested in bilingual education and networking with fellow educators in the region.
David has recently completed his school improvement trilogy with the publication of Exploding the Myths of School Reform; the previous books being School Improvement for Real (2001) and Every School a Great School (2007).
Dr. Judy Willis combined her 15 years as a board-certified practicing neurologist with ten subsequent years as a classroom teacher to become a leading authority in the neuroscience of learning. Dr. Willis has written seven books and more than 50 articles for professional journals applying neuroscience research to successful teaching strategies.
Dr. Milton Chen is senior fellow and executive director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), a non-profit operating foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area that utilizes its multimedia website, Edutopia.org, and documentary films to communicate a new vision for 21st Century education.
Dr. Douglas Reeves has addressed audiences around the globe on educational leadership and effective teaching. The author of more than 80 articles and 30 books, he was twice named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series.
Michael O'Sullivan was appointed Chief Executive of Cambridge International Examinations in April 2013. He was previously Director of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Cambridge Overseas Trust, and prior to that role he was Secretary General of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China.
Richard has a long career in education. This includes experience in Greece, Egypt and Mexico and running three Cambridge International Schools.
Lucila started teaching at Victoria College in Buenos Aires in 1983, and worked there for 24 years in different roles which included Teacher of English in Primary, and Kindergarten Head.
James Neill is the International Director at the GL Education Group. He has taught Physics and Science in both UK and International schools.
|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|
Note: This is a preliminary programme which will be subject to change. Simultaneous interpreting will be available at Girasoles 2 & 3.
Panamericana Km. 49,5 (B1629MYA) – Pilar – Buenos Aires – Argentina.
For more information and booking please contact Helen Kraft: 154-4474974/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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