IB Heads World Conference 2011
United World College South East Asia, East campus
- Time & Place
Participants who wish to pay by wire transfer or cheque can contact email@example.com to request for an invoice.
- Companion passes available at http://guestli.st/50502.
- Strand coordinators should register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IB Heads Conference in Singapore in October 2011 promises to offer something different for participants. The title above gives a hint as to the aim of the conference: it is about making leadership an exciting journey together with fellow heads from across the globe. It is also about demonstrating that heads are continuous learners and that students can also give us clues about what great leadership might look like in the future.
We hope to create a framework for a paradigm shift in IB leadership; make the conference invigorating, stimulating and challenging; develop relationships during the conference through professional learning communities (PLCs); create learning networks during and after the conference; foster action and follow-up; and ultimately improve IB leadership, and student learning and achievement in our schools.
The main structure to support the nurturing of an IB heads PLC is through participation in a strand . In addition to the normal keynotes, workshops and presentations, participants would choose a strand in which they would like to participate and would work closely with a group of heads during the conference. Each strand would meet three times during the conference (face-to-face) and afterwards (digitally). The format for each strand would be: a short presentation by a strand member; sharing and discussion of best practice; drawing conclusions and making recommendations for action. Each strand would focus their efforts on crucial questions related to leadership and generate outcomes that reflect that focus.
To exemplify learners as leaders, IB students and alumni would also participate in the strands, lead presentations, and have permanent exhibitions on display throughout the conference. IB staff would also play key roles, not just in presentations, but also in strand participation. This broad spectrum of participation is intended to establish a diverse IB learning community.
The strands would link to the overall theme and the topics of the keynote speakers. The eight strands are:
- Heads as Learners – Continuous Professional Learning for IB Heads
- Developing Student Leadership
- Leadership for Improved Student Achievement
- Leadership for Improved Pedagogy
- Leadership for Curriculum Development
- Leadership Based on the IB Learner Profile
- Leadership and Learning for Global Citizenship
- Leadership in the 21st Century