Elfs full day workshop:  1st October 2016

Join us for a stimulating day full of practical ideas and new ways of working confidently in Primary Maths with Karen Wilding, Primary Math Consultant from the U.K.

Content and Aims:

  • Successfully delivering the core curriculum aims of ‘Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving’ across the primary range
  • Planning from engaging, real-life starting points (including stories for younger children) which help you make rich links across the curriculum and show children how important maths is in their everyday life
  • Ideas for teaching more challenging aspects such as ‘Fractions’
  • Develop greater confidence and enjoyment in your maths teaching.

Venue:  The British School of Bern in Rüfenacht, near Bern.  (Time: 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.)

Cost:  100 Sfr. per person (A maximum of 30 teachers will be accepted for this course)

Registration and more details:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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FROM URGENCY TO AGENCY – Sustainability at the Heart of Learning

Sustainability Workshop 26th & 27th November 2021

The UN has called ‘Code Red for Humanity’ in its most recent IPCC report. How do we as educators mitigate the climate anxiety our students may experience (and staff, we might add) and use it as an opportunity to forge local actions? In this workshop we base ourselves on the conviction that schools are capable of, and obligated to, play an important role in mitigating Climate Change.

In our view, schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges. By allowing students to actively engage with the local impacts of Climate Change, they could learn about the SDGs, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, collaboration, etc - all skills which will serve them well in their further lives. In that way, sustainability can become a core driver of education, very much in line with IBO’s vision about student agency. It will allow for learning to be challenge-based, relevant, local and utterly engaging. It will give students a voice and allow them to make necessary changes in their school environment, at home and beyond.

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