Leadership and Strategy Strand

What makes a great leader and how does effective leadership shape our schools? Dive into these sessions to explore how leadership, strategy and culture can be harnessed to boost student outcomes, increase teacher effectiveness, and innovate practice. This strand is curated in partnership with the Global Ed Leaders Podcast.

The Pedagogical Guide to Innovation and Sustainable Practice

In todayโ€™s ever evolving educational landscape, the development of innovative teaching practice presents many opportunities, but leaves many questions unanswered. What is innovation and how do we distinguish it from Educational Technologies? Through a comprehensive analysis of pedagogical practices and curriculum development, explore the keys to innovation and unlock the untapped potential of your students. Uncover how a deep dive inquiry and a global focused problem-solving approach, viewed through a maker-centered and design thinking lens, can be used to develop future ready students who are empowered to make a difference.

Liam Murphy

Lead Teacher of Innovation and Humanities, Kellett School, Hong Kong

Metamorphoses โ€“ Changing Definitions of International Education and What It Means for our Schools

This session will explore traditional typologies and definitions of international schools, and ways these are evolving to represent the shifting landscape in international education in China and Asia more broadly. This is seen in the shift to an emphasis increasingly on a local rather than expat demographic, as well the challenges presented by compliance in bilingual contexts. This session will look at synergies between different types of schools and ways these inform the way forward for the sector, with an onus on how we can intentionally create value-driven communities, which centre the identities, experiences and values of our students.

Simon Probert

Deputy Head, Harrow Shanghai

Can You Coach a School Back to Health?

You donโ€™t need a consultant to fix your school! Learn how organisational coaching, guided by a framework of implementation and de-implementation, empowers schools to tap into collective wisdom and drive learning and change from within. Learn from the successes of applying business-world strategies in educational settings, and leave equipped to foster a healthier, more resilient school improvement cycle.

Shane Leaning

Organisational Coach & Podcaster, International School Leadership Academy, Global Ed Leaders Podcast

Chinese schools going global

An overview of Venture’s latest research into the growth of different models of Chinese schools around the world; and what that means for the future of the global international school sector.

Julian Fisher

Cofounder, Venture Education

School Data - Friend or Foe?

How well does your school really use the data you capture? Data can be gold, used properly. We review the true value of data โ€“ how important it is and why it is incumbent upon all educators to use it regularly. I will try to shed light on how to move towards data led practice throughout your school.

Christopher Scorer

International Education Consultant, GL Education

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