Shared Practice Presentations  Friday 13:30 - 14:30


Rikke Paaskesen from KUBO Education, Room ***


Description of workshop:

“Coding, design and imagination”  

Discover KUBO in this playful hands-on workshop. We will show you how coding can be taught in a cross-curricular, creative and screen-free way with students from 4+ years. You'll learn how to control and program this little robot, and you'll have a chance to come up with your own ideas for implementing KUBO into an existing scheme of work at your school. You will be programming and storytelling in no time at all.


Teaching for Mastery in Primary Maths


Iona Bradley

Iona has worked in education for over 25 years, as a primary teacher, lecturer in primary mathematics, publisher and education consultant. Her passion for education and travel took her to Ghana where she spent 3 years as a volunteer providing INSET for teachers over there. Iona now delivers professional development for teachers internationally.

workshop: Teaching for Mastery in Primary Maths

Maths mastery is becoming increasingly popular in International schools following a UK-influenced curriculum. This workshop looks to untangle what mastery in maths means to you, what it might mean for the pupils in your class - as well as ways to approach teaching for mastery in maths in practice. The session includes a balance of curriculum and subject pedagogy with practical application through demonstrations, hands-on activities and discussions. What are the key benefits of this workshop? To inspire and give you the confidence to teach for mastery in maths. Delegates will: ● Develop their understanding of teaching for mastery and how to encourage maths confidence in their pupils. ● Understand the benefits of a growth mindset. ● Understand the benefits of ‘intelligent practice'.








Christina Astin, MA (Cantab), CPhys, FInstP, LTCL (@ChristinaAstin) is an Education Consultant and Trainer with over 25 years’ experience as an exceptional science teacher and subject leader, most recently as Head of Science at The King's School, Canterbury, UK. She advises schools and leads CPD for science teachers across the UK and in Europe, building confidence, sharing teaching strategies and boosting subject knowledge. As well as her freelance consulting, she carries out training in schools for the Institute of Physics, Physics Partners and STEM Learning, often on a long-term basis, as an advisor, support and mentor. Christina has contributed to textbooks, developed educational resources for industry and presented films for physics teachers. She founded the international student-run Young Scientists Journal ( and has a particular interest in science literacy, and forging links across schools and countries. Website:


Your students as published scientists?

Young Scientists Journal ( is an online science journal written and edited by school students worldwide aged 12-20. Find out how your students can publish articles and research on any STEM topic or join the team running the journal, developing unique skills for university and beyond.

Nikolaj Thaysen

Former teacher and lead Chief of Educational Dep. of av equipment in AV CENTER

Interactive learning tools

Streaming long distance learning - virtual reality/presentation - interactive education.

Josefin Hjerdin Joensson and Kerstin Rosenqvist

Josefin is a Middleschool teacher in HomeEconomics and Swedish for about 20 years and has been at ISGR since 2011. Lived in the US for 3 years.
Kerstin's education includes working with students 10 to 12 years old in most subjects. She’s been working as a teacher for more than 30 years and at ISGR since 2002. Lived in US for two years as well as in China for two years.


Scaffolding through CLIL

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) refers to teaching subjects through a foreign language.
CLIL is a great tool to scaffold languages, which is something every teacher working at an International school could benefit from.
Through CLIL you encourage the students to speak a foreign language in other subjects and not just during language lessons. We work to make students more comfortable using the foreign language in different situations. With this method we try to reach students with different academic skills, backgrounds and learning styles.


Sulayman Mokhtarzada

Teacher MYP (Science) and IB Diploma Programme (Chemistry)

Increasing student engagement, belonging, and performance through a seamless boundary between learning and fun

How can MYP/IB students experience a uniquely superior form of education compared to any other education system in the world? Here I share personal reflections and strategies that may strengthen MYP/IB learning experience of our students. I will propose a way to close the gap between education research and best practice. I will also propose a way that would enable MYP teachers from the Nordic Network share successful creative ideas and reflections from their unit plans and lessons on a continual and ongoing basis (connectedness). Finally, I will also share ideas and strategies that in my experience have helped increase student engagement, belonging, and performance including:

1. Quick Formative Checkpoints that are fun but also totally paperless and informative (progression of student performance)
2. Effective use of ICT in instruction following the SAMR model
3. Giving ownership and choice to students to foster creativity and engagement
4. Importance of interdisciplinary learning (IDUs) #generationIB
5. Digital Portfolios - how to promote metacognition - theory of knowledge
6. Organic use of IB language and command terms in instruction
7. Staying on task - the IB continuum - progression (how can MYP better prepare students for the IB Diploma Programme?)
8. Promoting infectious enthusiasm for the subject
9. Inspiration - connecting to the world beyond the school - prepare students for post-secondary education through collaboration and placements/summer jobs in university research labs, student participation in competitions and symposia


Mike Howlett, Brett Stein and Jaime Vickers

Mike, Brett and Jaime are experienced PYP educators with over 30 combined years of expertise. Mike is from the UK and has taught in all grades from 1-5. Jaime is from America and has been teaching in Grade 5 for 6 years. Brett is from Canada and has been teaching in Grades K,1,3,4,5.

Rotations - Team teaching differentiated groups

For the last few years we teachers in Grade 5 have been trialing a new way of delivering our Language and Math curriculum. The teaching system we have developed has received wide praise from students/principals/parents and we have seem a positive rise in student's achievement levels. During this 60 minute workshop we will show you the what, how and why of rotational, small group teaching.

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