Thu 10 Oct 2019 - Fri 11 Oct 2019 08:30 - 16:30

IPC Conference 2019

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Ticket pricing

Members: £550

Non-members: £650

Don't miss our International Primary Curriculum (IPC) event of the year!

Our International Primary Curriculum Conference (2019) will be hosted in London from 10th-11th October 2019, with the peer-to-peer theme focusing on 'Connecting Learning'. 

It will be the perfect back to school event to learn or refresh your IPC knowledge in order to hit the ground running in the new academic year. Over the two days you'll enjoy incredible keynote speakers, multiple school-led sessions from some of our amazing international IPC member schools and peer-to-peer interactions with your fellow IPC teachers and leaders. 

To stay up-to-date with the latest news about the conference, follow #IPCC19 on social media.

Thursday 10th October 2019

Conference Day 1

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and refreshments

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Address

09:30 - 10:00

Accreditation Celebration

10:00 - 11:00

Keynote 1
Meeting the challenges of an international curriculum for the future

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:30

School-led Session 1
IPC Flow: Connecting learning through IPC structure (body) & vision (spirit)

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

School-led Session 2
Connecting and integrating modern languages through teaching with IPC units and CEFRL guidelines

14:30 - 15:00

Break

15:00 - 16:00

Curriculum Updates – implementation, support and quality

16:00 - 16:30

Day 1 close - open forum

Friday 11th October 2019

Conference Day 2

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and refreshments

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote 2
The sky’s the limit: educating refugees on an international scale

10:00 - 11:00

Learning with the Sustainable Development Goals

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:30

School-led Session 3
Connecting learning across different age groups – how it works

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and Exhibition

13:30 - 14:30

School-led Session 4
Connecting curriculum to the local community

14:30 - 15:00

Break

15:00 - 16:00

School-led Session 5
Connecting learning across different ages

16:00 - 16:30

Conference Close - Open Forum

Keynotes

Professors Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson will be joining us to talk about 'meeting the challenges of an international curriculum for the future'.

Given the burgeoning development of the international school sector and its relationship to national systems of education, especially in the area of the international curriculum throughout the school age range, what are likely to be the major challenges facing those responsible for the design and delivery of an international curriculum going forward?

The issues arising in generating curriculum frameworks that will serve future world citizens well, together with the opportunities for support for those responsible for the learning of students, and the research in which teachers can be involved, will be explored.

Polly Akhurst and Mia Eskelund will be speaking on 'the sky’s the limit: educating refugees on an international scale'.

Sky School - a global high school for refugees was set up in 2016 in response to the acute lack of secondary education for young people who are displaced. To date, 150 young refugees in five countries have taken part in Sky School programmes, and in this session, the two co-founders Polly and Mia will talk about their journey to provide transformational learning for refugees around the world, and together with the international education community create a unique model that will enable displaced youth to finish their high school education with Sky School.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Mary Hayden  
Professor of International Education and Head of Department, Department of Education, Bath University, UK

Professor Hayden is a widely-regarded expert in the field of international education, leading one of the world’s foremost post-graduate research institutions at Bath University. The Editor of the Journal of Research in International Education, Mary is also a Trustee of the Alliance for International Education.

Mary has been highly influential in the design and creation of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) launched in 2000, the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) launched in 2011 and the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), launched in 2016, sitting on the advisory board for Fieldwork Education through a number of years.

Professor Mary Hayden

Professor Jeff Thompson  
Emeritus Professor, Department of Education, Bath University, UK

Professor Thompson’s celebrated career features numerous leadership roles including, inter alia, Chairman of Council for the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Chair of the first working group (science) charged in 1987 by the then Secretary of State, Kenneth Baker, with developing a national curriculum, Deputy Chair of the School Examinations and Assessment Council, and most recently Chair of the Examinations Appeals Board for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Among the honours bestowed upon him nationally are that of Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Education, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, and Freeman of the City of London.

Internationally, Jeff was influential in the establishment and growth of the well-established International Baccalaureate (IB) and has contributed to the growth and support for international education for over 40 years, featuring heavily in the establishment and growth of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) and International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) from Fieldwork Education.

Professor Jeff Thompson Cbe

Polly Akhurst & Mia Eskelund  
Co-founders, Sky School

Polly Akhurst and Mia Eskelund are the co-founders of Sky School. With a background in international education at UWC (United World Colleges), they set up Sky School in 2016 in direct response to the critical lack of secondary education provision for refugees around the world.

Mia studied in Damascus, Syria and co-founded a selection committee for young Syrians to attend UWC, and worked previously in volunteer and project management, while Polly's professional background is in the areas of community engagement, communication and outreach. Polly is also a contributor to the OECD Education 2030 Project.

Polly Mia

School-led Sessions

Session 1: IPC Flow: Connecting learning through IPC structure (body) & Vision (spirit) 

Presented by Naglaa M. El Hateem, Futuraskolan International, Gåshaga, Sweden

Strand
Connecting international learning to local context & connecting learning in a bilingual/multilingual environment

Session summary
In this workshop, we will be focusing mostly on the IPC Personal Goals, which are a key factor in the sense that they bind together the structure and vision of the IPC, creating a consistent relationship between these two elements of the curriculum so that it can be implemented constructively in a bilingual/multilingual environment. This relationship is known as ‘IPC Flow’.

Session 2: Connecting Learning Across Different Age Groups – How It Works

Presented by Amy Mann, Cheam Fields Primary Academy, London, United Kingdom 

Strand
Connecting learning across different age groups

Session summary
One of the many wonderful attributes of the IPC is the way in which it develops knowledge, skills and understanding throughout a child’s school life. Learn how we build on our children’s skills at Cheam Fields through the careful mapping of topics and exciting whole school events.

Session 3: Connecting and integrating modern languages through teaching with IPC units and CEFRL guidelines

Presented by Andreea Constandache, Verita International School, Bucharest, Romania

Strand
Connecting learning in a bilingual/multilingual environment

Session summary
Connecting and integrating modern languages through teaching with IPC units is challenging work already. In order to ensure the success of connecting learning with measurable achievements, we must make links between units of learning and a common and unitary teaching and learning approach: the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The aim of this session is to show and foster understanding on how to develop these links in daily teaching practice.

Session 4: Connecting the curriculum to the local community

Presented by Alison Smith & Ellen Harrison, Yohden Primary School, County Durham, United Kingdom

Strand
Connecting international learning to local context

Session summary
Learn how we have implemented the IPC curriculum in a former mining village, in the east of Durham. Find out how we have successfully combined the IPC units with the English National Curriculum. Alongside this, personal growth, through the development of the personal goals, is fundamental to our school in ensuring each and every one of our children become responsible citizens.

Location

Location

Hilton London Paddington, Praed Street, Paddington, London, UK