IPSEF Asia |Shanghai, China , 23-26 April 2018

Free Educational Workshops
at Ipsef Asia 2018

IPSEF Asia which took place at the Andaz Hotel in Shanghai on 24-25th April featured a series of free to attend workshops on the morning of Tuesday 24th April from 9.00 – 12.00.

Delivered by experts from a number of participating commercial organisations the 20 minute workshops provided insights into a range of themes relevant to school heads, department leaders, human resources, procurement officers and subject teachers.

The workshops we're Free to Attend by educational professionals.

The current workshops include

For Educators responsible for Assessment Strategy -Heads, Department Managers, Teachers

9.00 Assessment data: the key to ensuring every student reaches their full potential

This session will outline how the triangulation of data from assessments of ability, attitude and attainment helps schools to deliver a personalised teaching and learning experience.

Bernard Fawcett, GL Education’s International Consultant for Asia, will outline how the data can help schools to

  • Measure the cognitive ability of each individual, including EAL students
  • Personalise and differentiate teaching within classrooms
  • Identify Gifted and SEN students, as well as underachievers

The session will specifically address the challenge of evaluating the true abilities of EAL students and ensuring that they receive the support and challenge that will ensure the best possible outcome for each individual.

  • Bernard Fawcett, International Consultant for Asia, GL Education

Early Years Proprietors and Teachers:
9.20 Well Being and Involvement in Early Years Education. Monitoring and analysis to support progress for all

The session will give a brief overview of the Leuven Scales approach to assessment as well as consider their use in looking at the impact of teaching on learning

  • Fiona Carter, International Development Manager, Early Excellence

Those responsible for the ‘Learning Environment’ and procurement

9.40 Putting students comfort first

Movement is essential to circulation and therefore concentration. In a learning space, positive, seamless movement is effective, subtle, and non-disruptive.

Fidgeting gets very tiring for students, so we designed the Bodyfurn chair to be dynamic – with its independently moving seat and back, it moves with the student.

  • Matt Diener, Sales Director, Furnware

Organisational Management – Bursars and School Heads and Administrators

10.00 Closing the Culture Gap Through Data-Driven Dialogue

In a data rich environment, it is often surprising how knowledge poor we can be, failing to leverage data to effectively drive organizational change and have positive impact on learning and teaching environments. Taking a culturally sensitive approach to developing a growth mindset, through coaching, this presentation explores how we can build systems and socialize knowledge to drive positive and effective educational change. Leveraging effective professional development, to close the culture gap between school, parents and faculty.

  • Will Percy, China Director, WCBS

Insurance and resilience planning:

10.40 Exposures and Solutions for School Owners, Investors and Directors

The education sector faces its own set of unique risks and this does not stop at the organization itself but also the management, directors and owners. Mitigating this risk is the first step, but when something goes wrong having robust insurance solutions in place will protect the organization and key staff, assets and income.

  • Sylver Zhong, Head of Property & Casualty, Pacific Prime China

Recruitment and Retention – Teachers, Heads and HR Managers

11.00 Promoting your school and location as a great place to work and live

As there is a global shortage of teachers and an ever increasing demand, do you promote your school to potential new recruits as well as you promote to potential new parents. How well do you attract applicants to come and live in your location? Roddy will share some ideas and best practice.

  • Roddy Hammond, Founder & CEO, Worldteachers Recruitment Ltd

School Counsellors and FE-HE advisors

11.20 Bridging the gap between school and the future

The challenges faced by students and counselors in international schools while exploring post-secondary options are quite unique. In this session, we will explore some of the processes and tools that can be effectively used by school communities to help students find the best colleges and universities.

  • Shellie Gazdik, Sales and Implementation Manager, APAC, BridgeU

Bilingual school choices at home or away -School Counsellors

11.40 Admissions for Chinese parents

A growing demand for international education has led to an increase in Chinese families applying to international and bilingual schools both at home and abroad. OpenApply has released several new features this past year to assist Chinese families applying to our schools. Learn about our Wechat integration, Chinese parent interface, and other features that assist Chinese families applying to schools around Asia.

  • RVenus, Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, ManageBac

12.00 Workshops Close

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