The Hidden Curriculum of International Schools

As a result of rapid changes in student demographics, many international schools are faced with visibly entrenched student cliques based on nationality (or language), which may appear to undermine the school’s mission to nurture ‘international-mindedness’ and parents’ desire for their children to learn English and become ‘international’.

Global Citizenship for Who?: Radically Reimagining Global Citizenship Education

Many international schools across the globe aspire to facilitate learning that cultivates graduates who are “global citizens and change makers.”.

Can you teach happiness?

In this keynote, teacher and award-winning author, Adrian Bethune, will explore what happiness and wellbeing mean and if these are skills we can actually teach students.

Global Crises and the Role of International Schools in a Changed World; Educational Leadership in Context

At a time where the world is facing global crises, and the future of our students appears increasingly fragile, this keynote presentation asks not what the world can do for the privileged, but what the global elites can do for their world.  

The Power of Affinity Groups for LGBTQ+ Students

This session will provide a bit of background on affinity groups for LGBTQ+ students, tips to be an effective faculty advisor, as well as what researchers have uncovered about what GSA's actually do for schools, and why their power may be stronger than you think.

Healthy School Communities

Active, healthy students are more successful – in school and in life. This session will explore both the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of the complex, joyful and beautiful relationship between health and student (school) success.

21st Century Teaching: How To Do It

21st century pedagogy has to methodically build students' ability and appetite for designing, managing, troubleshooting and evaluating learning for themselves. And when this is achieved, test scores improve too.

Keynote: Who am I? The Masks Students Wear

In this keynote presentation, he will explore the concept of "masking", as it applies to various student characteristics, identities and experiences. He will make the point that our students wear these masks thickly and well, and that we must find creative ways to look and see beneath, if we are to enjoy genuine connection.

Innovation in Education Student Voice Diversity & Social Justice Wellness - School Data in Education

Past Session
No Friend But The Mountains: the story of one man’s struggle for justice and human rights.

Behrouz will speak of his journey as a refugee, writer and human rights activist, and the impact words can have on awareness, action and social justice.