Andy Cope

Andy Cope describes himself as a qualified teacher, author and learning junkie.

Andy is currently studying happiness, flourishing and engagement as part of a Loughborough University PhD thesis. His research feeds into a training course called ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ which has been delivered to rave reviews all over the world.

Andy is lucky enough to work with some very large businesses, including Microsoft, DHL, Pirelli, Pfizer, Hewlett Packard, Astra Zeneca and IKEA. Recently, he has tailored his workshops to meet the needs of children and teachers and now delivers to audiences from age 8 upwards!

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Tanja Florenthal

Tanja will explain how it is to live in Switzerland and produce less than 2 garbage bags a year for a family of four. Tanja will share her (almost) Zero Waste journey and show that leading an (almost) Zero Waste lifestyle is simple, economical, healthy, fun, and feasible for everyone.

Tanja is the academic director of Cesar Ritz Colleges, a leading institution in the fields of hospitality and culinary. She calls her journey a liberating process and will explain how she made her two young kids enjoy homemade ketchup and how her husband felt when he received homemade hair gel for his birthday.

Jeroen Greven

Jeroen is the Academic Director of the Swiss Hotel Management School – Caux campus. SHMS is a leading university for Hospitality Management providing graduate and post-graduate education for 2200 students.

By reviewing the hidden factors in our daily consumption, Jeroen will take you through some remarkable misconceptions about our individual impact on the environment.

Kate Hookham

Senior Consultant for Mindstretchers Ltd
Contact:  +44 (0) 1764 650030

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Mindstretchers is a dynamic company of people dedicated to providing children with multi-sensory and real-world educational experiences. We support our clients through training, consultancy, educational products and guided visits to our Nature Kindergarten. Auchlone was the first Nature Kindergarten to open in Scotland, in 2006, and leads the way in developing creative, highly consultative and naturalistic learning environments for young children.

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Curtis Jobling

The designer of worldwide hit television show 'Bob the Builder', and international best-selling author of numerous children’s books, Curtis lives with his family in Cheshire, England. 

Early work on ‘Wallace & Gromit’ and ‘Mars Attacks!’ led to him picking up his crayons in 1997 to design the BAFTA winning ‘Bob’. His own animated series, ‘Frankenstein’s Cat’ and ‘Raa Raa the Noisy Lion’, can both be seen on the BBC. His acclaimed picture books, ‘Old MacDonald Had a Zoo’ and ‘The Sheep Won’t Sleep’, are published by Egmont.

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Susan Krumrei

Susan Krumrei, Head of Field Research at the International School Consultancy (ISC) who is based in The Netherlands, will present an update on the global international schools market, including a forecast of where ISC predicts the international schools market will be within five and ten years. 

Biography - Susan is a former classroom teacher and administrator, has served on numerous accreditation team committees, served as External Relations and Admissions Director for the American International School of Rotterdam, managed hundreds of school accounts for both Scholastic and Follett, and acquired an extensive range of skills pertinent to positions in education, marketing and sales. Susan joined The International School Consultancy in 2011.

Gregor Lüscher

Gregor will take you on a journey to what it takes being an entrepreneur in an new field, based on his experiences with his food truck. Further, he will explain how education has helped him along the way and he will answer the question, in what style entrepreneurship can be taught in a class room.

Gregor studied hotel management at César Ritz Colleges and gained a Master’s degree in destination management to complete his holistic view of the industry. He has experiences in various segments of hospitality as well as in corporate environments.

Dr Brian Marien

Brian trained in medicine, gained a Masters in Health Psychology from Surrey University, and went on to train in cognitive and behavioural psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He worked as a specialist in the Academic Department of Psychological Medicine, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, where he was involved in clinical practice, research and education. Initially the main focus of his work was on the causes and con sequences of stress. He wrote his Masters’ thesis on ‘burnout’. Over the past ten years Brian has worked collaboratively with a team of highly experienced doctors, psychologists and executive coaches at the Positive Group, drawing on the latest advances in neuroscience, psychology and the medical sciences, to create a range of programmes specifically designed to improve psychological health, engagement and per formance in the workplace.

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Lucie Mottier Lopez

Lucie Mottier Lopez est professeure ordinaire à la Faculté de Psychologie et des Sciences de l’éducation à l’Université de Genève. Ses recherches concernent l’évaluation et la régulation des apprentissages dans les systèmes d’enseignement. Elle est auteure de plusieurs articles, chapitres et livres sur l’évaluation en salle de classe (évaluation formative et sommative, jugement professionnel des enseignants, pratiques de modération sociale, évaluation collaborative). Elle dirige le groupe de recherche EReD (évaluation, régulation et différenciation des apprentissages) qui a mené des recherches collaboratives visant à produire des savoirs sur les pratiques d’évaluation des enseignants et à soutenir le développement professionnel de ces derniers.

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Doris Perrodin

Enseignante
Spécialiste de l’éducation des enfants et des adolescents à haut potentiel, dipl. ECHA (European Council for High Ability)
Responsable de regroupement d’élèves HP pendant de nombreuses années
Coach d’études pour des élèves surdoués avec ou sans difficultés scolaires
Conseillère pour des projets d’accompagnement d’élèves HP dans différents établissements
Formatrice dans les Hautes Ecoles Pédagogiques en Suisse romande
Conférences et ateliers en Suisse et à l’étranger

Auteure : Et si elle était surdouée ? SZH/CSPS, 2015
Co-Auteure avec O. Revol et R. Poulin : 100 idées pour accompagner les enfants à haut potentiel, Editions Tom Pousse, 2015
Site internet : www.doris-perrodin.ch

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Etienne PIONNIER

58 ans – Professeur de Biologie et de chimie

Chercheur en galénique : Ancien directeur adjoint chez Permatec AG (Bales CH) ; société spécialisée dans le développement des technologies pharmaceutiques.

Enseignant depuis 18 ans en Biologie et Chimie dans différentes filières : baccalauréat français, Maturité suisse, Baccalauréat international IB.

Pratique des pédagogies participatives et de la classe inversée depuis 5 ans

Membre de l’association « Inversons la classe »

Will Richardson

A parent of two teen-agers, Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education. He was one of a handful of original education bloggers (willrichardson.com) and his work has appeared in numerous journals, newspapers, and magazines such as Ed Leadership, District Administration, Education Week, and English Journal. He is an outspoken advocate for change in schools and classrooms in the context of the diverse new learning opportunities that the Web and other technologies now offer, and has worked with educators in over 20 countries to understand the opportunities and challenges of learning in the modern world. In 2017, he was named one of 100 global "Changemakers in Education" by the Finnish site HundrED.

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Oliver Rizzi Carlson

Since completing an MA in Peace Education at the University for Peace (UPEACE), Oliver has worked in this field with several organizations.

Former editor of the newsletter of the Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE), he is the representative at the UN for the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders), and a Board member of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace (GAMIP). In 2010, he was also part of the Youth Team that prepared the World Report from Civil Society at the End of the Decade for a Culture of Peace. His work at the international level, however, finds true meaning in the direct facilitation of various activities around peace learning with youth as well as adults.

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Corinne Roussel

Enseignante à l’Institut Florimont depuis 2012 - Professeur de Biologie

  • Formation universitaire dans le domaine de la recherche fondamentale en Biologie Végétale à Paris.

  • Professeur dans l’enseignement supérieur « Bioanalyses et Contrôles » pendant 10 ans.

  • Co-fondatrice du Diplôme Universitaire « Pratiques de soins en Hydrothérapie ».

  • Enseignement dans le secondaire avec l'obtention du Certificat d'Aptitude au Professorat de l'Enseignement du Second degré et une analyse réflexive continue motivée d'une part par la volonté de mettre en application des innovations pédagogiques et d'autre part par l'apparition de l'outil numérique à l'Ecole.

  • Expérimentation de la classe inversée depuis cinq ans.

  • Membre de l'association « Inversons la classe ».

David Sander

David Sander est professeur de psychologie et directeur du Centre interfacultaire en sciences affectives (CISA) de l’Université de Genève. Après des études de mathématiques, de psychologie et de sciences cognitives à Paris et à Lyon, il a rejoint en 2002 la Section de psychologie de l’Université de Genève au sein de la Faculté de psychologie et des sciences de l’éducation. Il y est maintenant professeur ordinaire où il y dirige le Laboratory for the study of Emotion Elicitation and Expression (E3 Lab). En 2012, il est devenu directeur du Centre interfacultaire en sciences affectives (CISA), situé dans le Campus Biotech, à Genève. Ses recherches portent sur les mécanismes impliqués dans le déclenchement de l’émotion et sur la manière dont ces mécanismes modulent la réponse émotionnelle ainsi que l’attention, la mémoire et la prise de décision. Pour ses recherches, il a été le lauréat du Prix Latsis National 2013.

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Karen Wilding

Karen Wilding is an independent primary mathematics consultant within the UK and internationally supporting schools in providing high-quality learning for every child. Having taught for over twenty years in the primary sector and led school improvement as an Early Years adviser and mathematics consultant, she brings a wealth of experiences, knowledge and passion to her role.

Karen’s training focuses upon the need for sustained and continuous development in teacher pedagogy and subject knowledge with her sessions regularly described as ‘inspirational, thought-provoking and refreshing’.

Recent opportunities to visit and learn from two of the highest performing jurisdictions in Japan (Lesson Study) and Northern Italy (Reggio Emilia ‘100 Languages’) has further fuelled her quest to make the most effective research and practice available to all educators.

Long Zhou

"I believe the beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people. I work with young students who have moved to Switzerland from over 100 different countries around the world. My role is to help them to understand the wonderful differences between each other, learn about themselves and to help them have a fruitful educational journey in Switzerland."

Mr. Long Zhou : Director of Cultural Integration Services

registration

 

  • Individual Registration for Member Schools: CHF 475  
    Special group rate for Member Schools:  every 4th registration free

  • Individual Registration for Non-Member Schools: CHF 525
    Special group rate for Non-Member Schools: every 4th registration free

Registration covers coffee breaks and lunch.

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Individual Registration – Board Member:  CHF 200

Registration includes Keynote session, Directors and Board Members Session, Lunch and Gala Dinner


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Gala dinner

The Gala dinner will be held at Le Bouveret Cesar Ritz Campus with a special invite to all Gala Dinner delegates to visit the Anton Mosimann Museum.
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** As the Geneva Car Show will be taking place accommodation may be difficult if you do not book early.

There are many hotels in Montreux. Here are a list of hotels suggested by the Swiss Education Group.

Please ask when booking if they have any special rates for delegates attending the Swiss Education Group conference March 2018.

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AGM CHANGE OF DATE!!

The SGIS Annual General Meeting and Dinner
will be held
on Thursday 8th March, 2018
in Montreux
(Venue and time to be confirmed).

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