Thu 12 Mar 2020 - Sat 14 Mar 2020 08:30 - 16:00

International Curriculum Conference - Vietnam 2020

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The second Fieldwork Education International Curriculum Conference (2020) will be hosted by the British Vietnamese International School, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam from 12-14 March 2020.

This year's theme is 'International Education for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond' and will explore a wide range of inspirational presentations for you to choose from, each aligned with one of our three conference strands:

  • international mindedness and beyond
  • developing future-ready individuals by focussing on the whole learner
  • learning beyond the classroom

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International Education for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond.

Event pricing:

Members: £649
Non-members: £749
Group discounts are available.

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Conference schedule

Pre-conference day: Thursday 12th March 2020

09:30 - 10:00 Registration (city centre hotel, TBC)
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and pre-conference briefing
10:15 - 11:00 Transport for learning walks
11:00 - 12:15 Learning walks
  Group A*
British Vietnamese International School
Group B*
British International School
Group C**
Saigon Star International School
12:15 - 13:00 Digital learning walks*** Transport to BVIS Transport to BVIS
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Developing learners with self-efficacy Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Life 1 - resources and infrastructure (IEYC / IPC) Digital learning walks***
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:15 Curriculum updates
16:15 - 17:00 Transport
17:45 - 19:30 Welcome reception (Xu Restaurant Lounge, 71-75 Hai Bà Trưng)

* Suitable for representatives from IPC schools
** Suitable for representatives from IEYC and/or IMYC schools
*** Featuring Sanskriti International School (Nepal), Seoul Foreign School (South Korea), Hobby School (Mongolia)

Conference day 1: Friday 13th March 2020

08:00 - 08:45 Transport to BVIS
08:45 - 09:15 Arrival / networking
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome
09:30 - 10:00 Accreditation Celebration
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote 1
Developing Emotional Competencies for Better Learning and Teaching
11:00 - 11:30 Break
  Strand 1
International Mindedness and Beyond
Strand 2
Developing Future-Ready Individuals
Strand 3
Learning Beyond the Classroom
11:30 - 12:30 Connecting Pieces to Connect our World (IEYC / IPC) Preparing the Whole Child to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow (IPC) The Tired Tyre Project: Utilizing Our Trash with Project-Based Learning (IMYC)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Big Learning: A Journey from Self to Other (IPC / IMYC) Higher Order Thinking and Communication Skills in the Implementation of the International Curriculum (IEYC / IPC) Emphasising Wellbeing through a Core Values Programme (IMYC / IPC)
14:30 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 16:00 Differentiation for EAL Learners in a Mainstream Classroom (IMYC / IPC) Using Peer Assessment to Promote Higher Order Thinking Skills (IPC) Empowering Teachers in Learning Beyond the Classroom (IEYC / IPC / IMYC)
16:00 - 16:30 Panel session / Day 1 close
16:30 - 17:15 Transport
18:30 - 21:00 Conference social (venue TBC)

Conference day 2: Saturday 14th March 2020

08:00 - 08:45 Transport to BVIS
08:45 - 09:00 Arrival / networking
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote 2
The International Curriculum and Developing Global Citizenship with a Local Perspective / Incorporating Sustainability and the Global Goals into the International Curriculum
  Strand 1
International Mindedness and Beyond
Strand 2
Developing Future-Ready Individuals
Strand 3
Learning Beyond the Classroom
10:00 - 11:00 Harmonising International Mindedness, Learning Beyond Classrooms and Creating Future-Ready Learners in a Single Unit (IEYC / IPC) Preparing our Learners for an Ever-Changing World (IMYC) Enhancing Learning through Augmented Reality (IPC / IMYC)
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:30 Integrating Technology to Foster International Mindedness (IPC / IMYC) Combined Curricula, an Approach to 21st Century Learning (IPC) Capturing IEYC Moments: Developing Future Ready Individuals using Holistic Practices (IEYC)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Resilience and Mindful Learning in a Lesson-a-Week (IEYC / IPC) Making Thinking Visible – Peeking Inside our Students’ Minds (IPC / IMYC) Accreditation Overview and Q&A, Jane Denby, Fieldwork Education Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Life 2 – food consumption (IPC / IMYC)
14:30 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 16:00 Developing Student Leaders through Service Learning (IPC / IMYC) Mindfulness for Young Minds (IEYC) Collaboration and Learning in the 21st Century: Our “WAZOBIA” story (IPC)
16:00 - 16:30 Conference close - session summaries / open floor
16:30 - 17:15 Transport

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Keynotes

Keynote 1:

Developing Emotional Competencies for Better Learning and Teaching
Presented by Dr Angie Wigford, Dover Court International School, Singapore

Based on new research on wellbeing in internationals schools alongside sound psychological theory, this keynote will present practical, effective approaches to enhance wellbeing in schools. Four key areas of focus will be discussed. Participants will gain deeper insights into the foundations of emotional wellness for staff and students, with strategies for development at individual and organisational level.

Dr Angie Wigford 
Educational Psychologist, Dover Court International School

Angie is the Educational Psychologist at Dover Court International School in Singapore, and also the Lead Educational Psychologist for International Educational Psychology Services. She is passionate about promoting emotional wellbeing and inclusion in the international schools sector. To this end she conducts research, provides training, develops materials and gives talks at conferences.

Angie works with schools to develop their capacity to promote mental wellbeing throughout their community. She recently published research on “Wellbeing in International Schools: Perceptions of Teachers and Leaders”, and has developed courses on Suicide and Self Harm; Prevention and Response and provides training on Critical Incident Response. 

Dr Angie Wigford

Keynote 2A:

The International Curriculum and Developing Global Citizenship with a Local Perspective
Presented by Rosy Clark, BVIS, Vietnam

Fundamental to learning at BVIS is the development of global citizenship with a Vietnamese perspective. How has BVIS adapted the IPC and met the challenge of embedding quality learning to support its mission statement, enabling students to take their place in the world as young people with a commitment to make a difference in Vietnam and beyond, both today and in the future?

Rosy Clark 
Head of Primary at the British Vietnamese International School

Rosy is the founding Head of Primary at the British Vietnamese International School, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. An educator in international schools for 25 years, she has led the development of the unique bilingual curriculum at BVIS over the last 9 years. This has involved the training of Vietnamese teachers and the creation of high-quality resources specifically designed for a bilingual curriculum, which has been both an interesting and highly rewarding experience. 

Rosy Clark

Keynote 2B:


Incorporating Sustainability and the Global Goals into the International Curriculum
Presented by Deirdre Grimshaw, BIS, Vietnam

How BIS incorporates sustainability and the Global Goals into our IPC curriculum to ensure that where possible, IPC units, address the challenges faced by our students today including a focus on ethical and Global issues and how they can as Global citizens tomorrow make meaningful change.

Dee Grimshaw 
Headteacher at the Junior Campus of BIS HCMC, Vietnam

Having taught internationality for over 20 years in the Middle East, South Korea, and Malaysia, Dee is now Headteacher at the Junior Campus of BIS HCMC, Vietnam. As both a parent and educator, she believes strongly that we should provide students the opportunity to explore their role as ‘Global Citizens’ and shape curriculum to meet the needs of students today and leaders tomorrow. 

Dee Grimshaw

Pre-conference sessions

Learning Walks

Visit one of three local schools in Ho Chi Minh City where you will be taken on a guided tour. See the international curricula in action as it comes to life in the Vietnamese context. The learning walks provide the opportunity to see how other schools are delivering the international curricula in the classroom and turning their young learners into global citizens of the future.

Attendees from IPC schools should go to British Vietnamese International School or British International School. Attendees from IEYC and/or IMYC schools should go to Saigon Star International School. Numbers are limited, but we will accommodate selections as far as possible.

Developing Learners with Self-Efficacy (Primary and middle years)
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Emotional and mental health underpin the capacity to learn and equip young people to be safe, happy and successful in an ever-changing world. Building self-efficacy, sense of agency and identity needs to be afforded a well-structured Programme of developmental learning embedded in the whole-school approach and ethos. Explore with us how Jigsaw can be the key to this for your school whilst complementing the IPC and IMYC.

Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Life 1 - resources and infrastructure
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The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, addressing the global challenges we face. Our three curricula provide many opportunities for learning about the SDGs, both explicitly and implicitly. We will inspire you to plan for this and further enhance engagement with International Mindedness in your school. This hands-on session focusses resources and infrastructure approached through a simulation challenge that mimics some real life challenges that countries face. The simulation can be adapted for your own classroom.

Digital Learning Walks

Take your learning walk experience further abroad as we venture outside of Vietnam and travel to Nepal, Mongolia and South Korea as three schools take you on a digital tour of their school and classrooms. Sanskriti International School, Hobby School and Seoul Foreign School use more than one of the international curricula and will demonstrate how they implement these across multiple year groups to enhance the learning experience.

Mixed Learning Sessions / Activities

Session 1 options

Connecting Pieces to Connect our World
Presented by Jane Wakeman, French International School, Hong Kong
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Strand
International mindedness and beyond

Session summary
This session will provide an in-depth look at their learning journey of international mindedness across two systems, two streams, four campuses and 42 nations! They will openly and honestly share their experiences. The school doesn’t claim to have all the answers but want to help conference delegates think about how they can create realistic connections and opportunities for their learners to further develop their own international mindedness.

Preparing the Whole Child to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow
Presented by Celine MacArthur and Tammy Cyngier, Crescendo HELP International School, Malaysia
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Strand
Developing future-ready individuals by focussing on the whole learner

Session summary
CHIS Masteries are the overarching elements of life development that prepare our learners to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We will explore the future needs of global learners and how CHIS embraces the whole child, while using the IPC as a vehicle to drive the development of each Mastery. As we share our journey, we will reflect on the impact it has had on our learners and how it can be adapted to other schools.

The Tired Tyre Project: Utilizing Our Trash with Project-Based Learning
Presented by Justin Rukaruck, Pelangi School Bali, Indonesia
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Strand
Learning beyond the classroom

Session summary
In Bali, natural beauty is being threatened by rubbish, and visibly in-the-mix is the discarded rubber tire. By weaving a project-based learning method with the IMYC curriculum, a junior high school class engaged in a real-world and personally meaningful tire-reclamation activity. An overview of this undertaking highlights the importance of problem solving, creativity and collaboration, which are vital skills to develop as we move towards an even more globalized, unpredictable future.

Session 2 options

Big Learning: A Journey from Self to Other
Presented by Ricardo Brocco, Island Christian Academy, Hong Kong
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Strand
International mindedness and beyond

Session summary
The schools received Mastering in the International Mindedness criteria during a recent accreditation. This presentation will focus on a journey through the Mileposts, pinpointing 'big' learning opportunities/activities where children can understand the wider world and their place in it.

Higher Order Thinking and Communication Skills in the Implementation of the International Curriculum
Presented by Harumi Aishah Prijono, Sekolah Cita Buana, Indonesia
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Strand
Developing future-ready individuals by focussing on the whole learner

Session summary
The purpose of this session is to expose participants to Higher Order Thinking Skills activities that can be applied using both the IEYC and the IPC. These activities are designed to help students to prepare for the challenges of the 21st century by focusing on skills such as communication and critical thinking. All the examples will be linked to IEYC themes but can also be applied to the IPC units.

‘The Core Values Programme’ – Personal and International Learning
Presented by Sile Ni Thuathail, International School of Koje, South Korea and Danielle Mashon, Nord Anglia International School of Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Strand
Learning beyond the classroom

Session summary
This session will share how NAISR and ISK sought to reimagine IPC/IMYC personal and international learning through an integrated Core Values Programme (CVP). CVP represents a departure from ‘stand-alone’ programming to develop outdoor and service learning (e.g. excursions and/or service trips) to a daily timetabled space for holistic learning. The session will share programme structures, learning strategies and explain how what began as a middle school programme at NAISR expanded through the school and to ISK.

Session 3 options

Differentiation for EAL Learners in a Mainstream Classroom
Presented by Rose Vu, Nord Anglia International School of Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Strand
International mindedness and beyond

Session summary
In this session, participants will gain some strategies on how to differentiate the International Curriculum and assessment tasks for EAL learners in a mainstream classroom. The examples given will mostly come from the English and Social Studies streams but can be adapted to other subjects.

Using Peer Assessment to Promote Higher Order Thinking Skills
Presented by Andrew Abbey, Beijing World Youth Academy, China
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Strand
Developing future-ready individuals by focussing on the whole learner

Session summary
Building on initial IPC rubrics, peer assessment of activities can develop a greater understanding of success criteria, make learners feel a more active part of the assessment process and develop the students' ability to become part of the 'looking for learning' process by offering and receiving constructive criticism from their peers.

Empowering Teachers in Learning Beyond the Classroom
Presented by Lum Kit May, Nexus International School, Malaysia
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Strand
Learning beyond the classroom

Session summary
Teachers teach, learn, relearn and unlearn on a daily basis. The aim of this session is to empower participants with everyday ideas that they can share with other educators in their communities. There is always someone who would appreciate your splash of creativity in your lessons; what better way to come, learn new tricks, and organise a sharing platform for people in and outside of your school?

Session 4 options

Harmonising International Mindedness, Learning Beyond Classrooms and Creating Future-Ready Learners in a Single Unit
Presented by Nor Eny Alia binti Md Noh, Taylor’s International School Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Strand
International mindedness and beyond

Session summary
This presentation will focus on how Taylor’s International School Kuala Lumpur promotes international mindedness, creates future-ready learners and develops learning beyond the classroom through their very own unit – Negaraku (My Country) – from Early Years to Year 6. They will take the delegates on a journey to explore Negaraku from the beginning of the collaborative planning process through to the Exit Point.

Preparing our Learners for an Ever-Changing World
Presented by Ricky Amrick Singh, HELP International School, Malaysia
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Strand
Developing future-ready individuals by focussing on the whole learner

Session summary
We don't know what the future holds, but we do know as educators that our aim is to equip our learners with the necessary skills and mindset to overcome the challenges that they will face. This workshop will explore how HELP are supporting their learners and what they can do to further develop them to be future-ready individuals.

Enhancing Learning through Augmented Reality
Presented by Wilson Scott, YK Pao School, China
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Strand
Learning beyond the classroom

Session summary
This workshop will showcase how augmented reality can complement and enhance the International Curriculum. Learn how Wilson created AR units to go with two of the IPC units. He had never seen students so engaged with their learning, while interacting and creating in AR. Participants will explore, discover and learn how AR software Co-Spaces can provide opportunities for every type of learner. They will also receive a number of resources to kick start their AR adventure.

Session 5 options

Integrating Technology to Foster International Mindedness
Presented by Nicholas Bernhard, TH School, Vietnam
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Strand
International mindedness and beyond

Session summary
At TH School, technology was used to streamline the IMYC Challenge Unit into one “Google my map”, connecting all tasks into one place for students to be able to visualize their learning. Seeing the tasks, stories of refugees, IDPs, and asylum seekers all over the world helped foster a sense of International Mindedness, which students developed through inquiry rather than lecture. Although this session will use an IMYC unit as a case study, many of the ideas shared could easily be adapted to the IPC.

Combined Curricula, an Approach to 21st Century Learning
Presented by Lucy Nggebu, Sekolah Cita Buana, Indonesia
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Strand
Developing future-ready individuals by focussing on the whole learner

Session summary
Implementing combined curricula has become an increasingly popular option for schools in Indonesia. Choosing an international curriculum that can be harmoniously blended with the National Curriculum is a challenging task. The decision made should consider several aspects that are proven through research to have a positive influence on the learning process. Sekolah Cita Buana’s success in implementing the blended IPC and National Curriculum can hopefully serve as an inspiration for schools that face similar circumstances.

Capturing IEYC Moments: Developing Future Ready Individuals using Holistic Practices
Presented by Claire Richmond and Donna Bonham, Panaga School, Brunei
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Strand
Developing future-ready individuals by focussing on the whole learner

Session summary
Panaga School introduced the IEYC from trial in Pre-Nursery and Nursery to full implementation across their whole Early Years range. They will share how their journey to find a definition of play and learning has incorporated all stakeholders and is influencing considerations of whole school teaching and learning practices to help develop future-ready individuals.

Session 6 options

Resilience and Mindful Learning in a Lesson-a-Week (Early Years and Primary)
Presented by Jan Lever, Jigsaw
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Session summary
How can mindfulness, Relationships Education, critical thinking and a cat with big paws complement the Personal Learning Goals and International Mindedness of the IEYC and IPC in just a lesson a week, enhance learning and build character? In this workshop, we invite you to take an interactive journey through the Jigsaw 3-11 Personal, Social, Health and Wellbeing Programme to explore how it could benefit your students’ resilience, wellbeing, relationships and learning.

Making Thinking Visible – Peeking Inside our Students’ Minds
Presented by Richard Landowski, HELP International School, Malaysia
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Strand
Developing future-ready individuals by focussing on the whole learner

Session summary
Visible thinking routines help to develop students with reflective mindsets, who are deep thinkers, naturally curious and ready to challenge previously held beliefs. Visible thinking routines are structures that help students to make their thinking overt through their discussions with peers. It enables them to make connections and develop thinking further. This helps us to create the kind of students we feel will thrive and succeed in their life beyond school.

Accreditation Overview and Q&A
Presented by Jane Denby, Fieldwork Education
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Session summary
Jane will share the new process that was developed to make it easier for schools to use the self-review and accreditation process. It enables schools to effectively reflect on and review their implementation of the International Curricula, and support them to improve learning. She will also share the new mentoring programme that is being launched to support schools at the start of implementing the curriculum. There will be a Q and A discussion at the end of the session.

Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Life 2 - food consumption
Presented by Jacqueline Harmer, Fieldwork Education
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Session summary
The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, addressing the global challenges we face. Our three curricula provide many opportunities for learning about the SDGs, both explicitly and implicitly. We will inspire you to plan for this and further enhance engagement with International Mindedness in your school. Inspired by the ideas in ‘Hungry Planet - What the world eats’ by Peter Menzel we will look at differences in food consumption and what impacts choice and food security around the world. The session will include visible thinking routines and other resources that can be applied across the curriculum.

Session 7 options

Developing Student Leaders through Service Learning
Presented by Joy Penner and Vera Hung, Island Christian Academy, Hong Kong
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Strand
International mindedness and beyond

Session summary
Service-learning is an exciting opportunity for schools to shape student leaders. At IslandCA, service-learning is a core part of who they are as they seek to nurture and develop students in a holistic way in line with their shared vision.

Service-learning is already embedded in their Middle Years Programme (IMYC) and are in the process of developing this area in their primary school through making connections with the IPC units, the Personal Goals/dispositions, international mindedness and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Mindfulness for Young Minds
Presented by Grace Collantes, Saigon Star International School, Vietnam
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Strand
Developing future-ready individuals by focussing on the whole learner

Session summary
At a time when the topic of mental health in schools is gaining more traction, this workshop will introduce research about the effects of mindfulness practices on the brain and demonstrate the relationship between emotional intelligence and future employment. The presenter will share what was learned from trialling the IEYC unit ‘Mindful Play’, as well as examples of ‘promising’ practice that other schools can use to develop and support students’ emotional well-being in their own schools.

Collaboration and Learning in the 21st Century: Our “WAZOBIA” story
Presented by Adeyemo Bamidele Afis, RA International School, Nigeria
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Strand
Learning beyond the classroom

Session summary
RA International School has a unique setting for a school environment. In this session participants will hear the wonderful story of how they collaborated with the community to bring learning to life. Achieved through their unit, ‘Wazobia’, based on the requirements of the Nigerian Social Studies Curriculum, written in a thematic approach to cover the strands of the IPC, participants will also learn how they collaborate to transform limitations into opportunities to learn beyond the classroom.

Location

British Vietnamese International School, 44-46 street 1, Binh Hung, Binh Chanh, Ho Chi Minh City, 700000, Vietnam