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ManageBac User Group Conference Shanghai: Recap

Hosted at SCIS - Hongqiao Campus
English 1161 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai, 200051
Chinese 上海长宁国际学校 | 上海市长宁区虹桥路1161号
http://www.scis-his.org/contact-us/campus-maps

Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel
English 5 Zunyi Nan Road, Changning District, Shanghai, 200336
Chinese 虹桥锦江大酒店 | 上海市长宁区遵义南路5号
http://hotels.jinjiang.com/Hotels/19024/location 

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Saturday, May 20
 

08:45 PDT

Day 1: Transportation to SCIS - Hongqiao Campus
We have arranged pickup for participants staying at Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel.

Please meet Rebecca and Kieran at the lobby entrance for an 8:45 AM sharp departure. It is an 8-minute drive to the school (or a 14-minute walk, see map attached).

If you miss the scheduled pickup, you will need to arrange for your own transportation to SCIS.
English Address
1161 Hongqiao Road, Changning District
Shanghai, 200051, China

Chinese Address
上海长宁国际学校
上海市长宁区虹桥路1161号

Note: Adding this to your Schedule via Sched.org will not automatically register you for transportation to the school.

Speakers
avatar for Kieran Tully

Kieran Tully

Customer Success Director, ManageBac | OpenApply | SchoolsBuddy | Pamoja | Faria Education Group
Kieran has manned the ManageBac Support desk since early 2016, servicing schools from the Asia-Pacific region. Known as “The Problem solver”, he has broken all records as ManageBac Support Associate, answering more than 23,000 tickets, 65% within a 1hr time-frame.Kieran has a... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 08:45 - 09:00 PDT
Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel 5 Zunyi Nan Road Shanghai, 200336, China

09:00 PDT

Morning Tea & Registration
Saturday May 20, 2017 09:00 - 09:30 PDT
Auditorium

09:30 PDT

Welcoming Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Katherine Brewer

Katherine Brewer

Head of School, SCIS - Hongqiao Campus
Katherine Brewer currently serves as the Head of Shanghai Community International School in Hongqiao, Shanghai. She moved to Shanghai in 2014 with her family. Prior to this, she served as the Deputy Head of School for the International Community School of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for... Read More →
avatar for Ross Orchard

Ross Orchard

Technology Coordinator, SCIS - Hongqiao Campus
Ross is the Technology Coordinator and head of the Design department and SCIS Hongqiao. He moved to Shanghai from the UK 6 years ago with his wife Juliet. Ross is originally from a small town just outside of Cardiff (Home of the IB!) and has a degree in Design and Technology from... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 09:30 - 09:45 PDT
Auditorium

09:45 PDT

Company Update
Speakers
avatar for Angelica Nierras

Angelica Nierras

Managing Director, Faria Education Group



Saturday May 20, 2017 09:45 - 10:15 PDT
Auditorium

10:15 PDT

Break
Short break and/or time allowance to walk to Session 1.

Saturday May 20, 2017 10:15 - 10:30 PDT

10:30 PDT

Session 1: Implementing ManageBac at a school new to the IB
{Experience Level: Beginner}

Speakers
avatar for Hugo Drummond

Hugo Drummond

Head of School, Beanstalk School - Chengdu Campus
Having taught in a variety of roles (including Head of Performing Arts, DP TOK Teacher, MYP Coordinator, Head of Middle School, Student Affairs Coordinator, and more) in New Zealand, Japan and China, Hugo Drummond moved to Chengdu in 2016 to open up a BIBS School K-12. In 2005 he... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Rebecca Kwiatoski

Rebecca Kwiatoski

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 PDT
A211

10:30 PDT

Session 1: Diploma Core
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

There is a wide diversity in the approach taken by schools to lead and manage the IB Diploma Core. In some smaller schools, just one person may be responsible for CAS, TOK and the Extended Essay, whereas other schools may have an entire team of people, including support staff. This discussion-based workshop will facilitate the sharing of good practice for the delivery of the IB Diploma Core and will consider how ManageBac can best be used to support students during their IB journey.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Binnington

Lauren Binnington

Assistant Head Teacher (Acting), British International School, Ho Chi Minh City - An Phu Secondary Campus
Lauren currently works at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, having joined the school from the UK in 2010. She teaches IB DP Psychology and is Head of Sixth Form, working closely with the school’s IB DP Coordinator to support students through their diploma pathway... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Kieran Tully

Kieran Tully

Customer Success Director, ManageBac | OpenApply | SchoolsBuddy | Pamoja | Faria Education Group
Kieran has manned the ManageBac Support desk since early 2016, servicing schools from the Asia-Pacific region. Known as “The Problem solver”, he has broken all records as ManageBac Support Associate, answering more than 23,000 tickets, 65% within a 1hr time-frame.Kieran has a... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 PDT
C212

10:30 PDT

Session 1: Service as Action, Personal & Community Projects
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Coats

Ashley Coats

Head of Middle School, Mercedes College
Ashley Coats Ashley has been teaching drama and English since 1994, his involvement with and teaching in the International Baccalaureate began in 2001 at Mercedes College in Adelaide, South Australia where he is currently the Head of Middle School. Ashley is an experienced teacher... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for RVenus Lai

RVenus Lai

Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group provides integrated systems to enhance efficiency in international education.Faria Education Group is the world's leading provider of software to IB world schools, and offers a fully integrated school management suite: ManageBac for planning, assessment and reporting... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 PDT
The Forum

10:30 PDT

Session 1: PYP Curriculum Planning - Part 1
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

This session is targeted for PYP coordinators to share insight into collaborative planning connections with Standards and Practices, especially with; Standard C1:
1. Collaborative planning and reflection addresses the requirements of the programme(s).
a. The programme of inquiry and all corresponding unit planners are the product of sustained collaborative work involving all the appropriate staff.
b. Planning at the school makes use of the PYP planner  and planning  process across the curriculum and by all teachers.
c. Planning at the school addresses all the essential elements to strengthen the transdisciplinary nature of the programme.

4. Collaborative planning and reflection ensures that all teachers have an overview of students’ learning experiences.
a. The school provides for easy access to completed Primary Years Programme planners.
b. The school ensures that Primary Years Programme planners are coherent records of student learning.

Programme standards and practices January 2014

Collaborative planning and Written Curriculum put huge strain on managing planners, scope and sequences, and documentation. All schools need a comprehensive solution to deal with the constant moderation and change that is prevalent to a living programme of inquiry.

In this session we will share how KIS International School in Bangkok, Thailand is using ManageBac to make sure that we are providing a structured, virtual learning environment for all our community members where the planning process, the assessment, and the daily communication are all connected.

Action Plan Template attached.

Speakers
avatar for Niko Lewman

Niko Lewman

PYP Coordinator and teacher librarian, KIS International school
Niko Lewman is a fully qualified and experienced PYP coordinator. He is an IB Workshop Leader and School Visiting Team Member. He has successfully lead and participated in PYP, MYP and DP authorization and PYP evaluation visits. He has over 14 years of experience in Finnish, American... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Jennifer Huang

Jennifer Huang

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 PDT
The Plaza

10:30 PDT

Session 1: ManageBac Support Desk
{Experience Level: ALL}

The ManageBac Support Desk is an open forum. The agenda of topics to be covered will depend on the questions raised from those in attendance.

Feel free to post your questions for a specific track on Slido. Join #mbconfsh

Note: Sessions 1-7 by speakers will have a ManageBac Representative available to assist with ManageBac-related questions that may arise during the session. 


Speakers
avatar for Luke Harbour

Luke Harbour

Customer Success Manager APAC, ManageBac
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Luke leads the ManageBac support & implementation team in Asia Pacific. In addition to overseeing general support strategy for the region, Luke continues to provide trainings to schools on an almost daily basis.Luke is a third-culture kid with an educational... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 PDT
A206

11:30 PDT

Break
Short break and/or time allowance to walk to Session 2.

Saturday May 20, 2017 11:30 - 11:45 PDT

11:45 PDT

Session 2: Academic Honesty & TurnItIn
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

This interactive workshop will begin by discussing what constitutes academic honesty. Through looking at academic research and guidance from the International Baccalaureate, teachers will then consider how best to educate students in the skills required for academic honesty. The final part of the workshop will examine how the TurnItIn integration with ManageBac can be used to support academic honesty in schools.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Binnington

Lauren Binnington

Assistant Head Teacher (Acting), British International School, Ho Chi Minh City - An Phu Secondary Campus
Lauren currently works at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, having joined the school from the UK in 2010. She teaches IB DP Psychology and is Head of Sixth Form, working closely with the school’s IB DP Coordinator to support students through their diploma pathway... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Luke Harbour

Luke Harbour

Customer Success Manager APAC, ManageBac
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Luke leads the ManageBac support & implementation team in Asia Pacific. In addition to overseeing general support strategy for the region, Luke continues to provide trainings to schools on an almost daily basis.Luke is a third-culture kid with an educational... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 PDT
C212

11:45 PDT

Session 2: Community service, how to build a sustainable program with authentic links to the UN Global Goals.
Community service, which we describe as a combination of service learning and service as action, is a core part of creating the responsible global citizens we are seeking to empower. But, creating a sustainable program where your drop of effort helps fill a larger cup can be challenging. Even more challenging can be ensuring that the service is meaningful and has a lasting impact on both students and the community being served. Having reflected on the programs we have established previously, we have come up with some practical advice and principles for schools to get the most from their community service and learn from our trials and errors.

Speakers
avatar for Caleb Archer

Caleb Archer

Associate Director, Origins Education
Caleb Archer comes from New Zealand, where he completed his university education and spent the first stages of his teaching career. Since then, he has been employed in management positions internationally, while completing his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership with First Class... Read More →
avatar for April Tang

April Tang

Community Service Coordinator, Origins Education
April Tang has a Master's in Human Resource Management from James Cook University in Singapore. Following her studies she continued on with the university, serving in the student services and student placement center, then pursued a career in international schools, where she has developed... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Danny Doherty

Danny Doherty

OpenApply Sales & Support Associate, Faria Education Group


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 PDT
C209

11:45 PDT

Session 2: MYP Unit Planning - Part 1
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

This session will explore the Inquiry and Purpose section of the MYP unit planner.  Sometimes known as the first page of the planner, this is where we establish the raison d’être of the unit by identifying the key and related concepts, establishing the global context, and crafting the statement of inquiry along with the unit’s inquiry questions.  We will focus in on using the IB published Evaluating MYP unit planners to elevate our own work on this section of the unit planner and to equip ourselves to assist others as well.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew VanderMeulen

Andrew VanderMeulen

MYP Coordinator, Western International School of Shanghai
Andrew is presently Deputy Principal and MYP Coordinator in the Secondary School at WISS, the Western International School of Shanghai.  Ever since his very first Category 1 IB workshop one sunny weekend in Vancouver he has been energized by the Understanding by Design approach to... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Rebecca Kwiatoski

Rebecca Kwiatoski

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 PDT
The Forum

11:45 PDT

Session 2: PYP Curriculum Planning - Part 2
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

This session is targeted for PYP coordinators and teachers to manage Programme Of Inquiry and Essential Elements of the PYP. Our perspective will be mostly gaining an understanding of Standards B1, B2, C1, and C2:

Standard B2: Resources and support
6. The school has systems in place for the continuity and ongoing development of the programme(s).
Standard B1: Leadership and structure
5. The physical and virtual learning environments, facilities, resources and specialized equipment support the implementation of the programme(s). 

Standard C1: Collaborative planning
3. Collaborative planning and reflection addresses vertical and horizontal articulation.
a. There is a systematic approach to integration of the subject-specific scope and sequences and the programme of inquiry.
b. The school ensures balance and articulation between the transdisciplinary programme of inquiry and any additional single-subject teaching. 

Standard C2: Written Curriculum
9. The written curriculum is informed by current IB publications and is reviewed regularly to incorporate developments in the programme(s).
a. There is a system for regular review and refinement of the programme of inquiry, individual units of inquiry and the subject-specific scope and sequences.

We will be sharing the different analytics tools that will help you to balance your programme of inquiry easily and collaboratively. We'll show how to access and embed your scope and sequences and give you an opportunity to gain a wider understanding of the format that ManageBac uses for Scope and Sequence. During this session you will be able to access and evaluate your own Scope and Sequence format and plan need for change. 

In this session we will share how KIS International School in Bangkok, Thailand is using ManageBac to manage our Scope and Sequences, Vertical and Horizontal alignments, and Balance our Essential Elements.

Speakers
avatar for Niko Lewman

Niko Lewman

PYP Coordinator and teacher librarian, KIS International school
Niko Lewman is a fully qualified and experienced PYP coordinator. He is an IB Workshop Leader and School Visiting Team Member. He has successfully lead and participated in PYP, MYP and DP authorization and PYP evaluation visits. He has over 14 years of experience in Finnish, American... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Jennifer Huang

Jennifer Huang

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 PDT
The Plaza

11:45 PDT

Session 2: The Role of Technology in a School
{Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced}

Schools are complex technology environments. It is important to establish the purpose and why of the technological systems in the school. Using ManageBac as a lens we will explore the why and how we engage with all stakeholders to use technology successfully.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Birch

Andy Birch

Director of Technology, Hong Kong Academy

Volunteers
avatar for Aina Chen

Aina Chen

Data Team Manager, Faria Education Group
avatar for Kieran Tully

Kieran Tully

Customer Success Director, ManageBac | OpenApply | SchoolsBuddy | Pamoja | Faria Education Group
Kieran has manned the ManageBac Support desk since early 2016, servicing schools from the Asia-Pacific region. Known as “The Problem solver”, he has broken all records as ManageBac Support Associate, answering more than 23,000 tickets, 65% within a 1hr time-frame.Kieran has a... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 PDT
A211

12:45 PDT

Lunch & School Tour
Speakers
avatar for Ross Orchard

Ross Orchard

Technology Coordinator, SCIS - Hongqiao Campus
Ross is the Technology Coordinator and head of the Design department and SCIS Hongqiao. He moved to Shanghai from the UK 6 years ago with his wife Juliet. Ross is originally from a small town just outside of Cardiff (Home of the IB!) and has a degree in Design and Technology from... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:45 - 14:00 PDT

14:00 PDT

Session 3: DP Curriculum Planning
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}


Speakers
avatar for Lennox Meldrum

Lennox Meldrum

DP Coordinator, SCIS - Hongqiao Campus
Lennox is the High School Vice Principal and IBDP Coordinator at Shanghai Community International School - Hongqiao Campus. His previous schools include IGB International School in Kuala Lumpur, where he was the founding Secondary School Principal, and Beijing BISS International School... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Jennifer Huang

Jennifer Huang

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group

Saturday May 20, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 PDT
C212

14:00 PDT

Session 3: Future ready Education, the portfolio approach to preparing students with 21C skills.
It is hard to represent anyone with just a number and a few facts, but that is what is happening every year to graduating students around the world as they apply for the next steps in their learning journey. In the changing landscape of education where 21 century skills are becoming prized possessions, how we prepare students for the future is changing and how we represent them also needs to change. We would like to share some of our ideas on how students can be better represented by a bucket list approach where they get to express who they really are beyond the numbers.

Speakers
avatar for Caleb Archer

Caleb Archer

Associate Director, Origins Education
Caleb Archer comes from New Zealand, where he completed his university education and spent the first stages of his teaching career. Since then, he has been employed in management positions internationally, while completing his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership with First Class... Read More →
avatar for April Tang

April Tang

Community Service Coordinator, Origins Education
April Tang has a Master's in Human Resource Management from James Cook University in Singapore. Following her studies she continued on with the university, serving in the student services and student placement center, then pursued a career in international schools, where she has developed... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Luke Harbour

Luke Harbour

Customer Success Manager APAC, ManageBac
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Luke leads the ManageBac support & implementation team in Asia Pacific. In addition to overseeing general support strategy for the region, Luke continues to provide trainings to schools on an almost daily basis.Luke is a third-culture kid with an educational... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 PDT
C209

14:00 PDT

Session 3: MYP Curriculum Planning - Part 2
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

Delving deep in the MYP unit planning process, this hour will ask participants to consider their approaches to building the knowledge and skills of their units - an essential facet of a school’s healthy written curriculum.  In addition, participants will use the guidance of Evaluating MYP unit planners to consider the criteria of high quality learning experiences, teaching strategies, formative assessment, and differentiation.  To conclude, we will explore various approaches to thinking about the written curriculum from a whole programme perspective, and how ManageBac assists in that process.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew VanderMeulen

Andrew VanderMeulen

MYP Coordinator, Western International School of Shanghai
Andrew is presently Deputy Principal and MYP Coordinator in the Secondary School at WISS, the Western International School of Shanghai.  Ever since his very first Category 1 IB workshop one sunny weekend in Vancouver he has been energized by the Understanding by Design approach to... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Rebecca Kwiatoski

Rebecca Kwiatoski

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group


Saturday May 20, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 PDT
The Forum

14:00 PDT

Session 3: PYP Exhibition
{Experience Level: ALL}

This session is targeted for PYP coordinators and teachers in order to share various options of implementing the PYP Exhibition. During the session, we will focus on the Exhibition Planner and:
  • Share ideas about using Managebac with Exhibition
  • Explore various models how students can use ManageBac
  • Exploring how to effectively use the planner

We will be focusing on effective use of Exhibition Guidelines.

Add questions here https://padlet.com/niko3/gdc2o92amkvm

Speakers
avatar for Niko Lewman

Niko Lewman

PYP Coordinator and teacher librarian, KIS International school
Niko Lewman is a fully qualified and experienced PYP coordinator. He is an IB Workshop Leader and School Visiting Team Member. He has successfully lead and participated in PYP, MYP and DP authorization and PYP evaluation visits. He has over 14 years of experience in Finnish, American... Read More →
avatar for Kim Riemer

Kim Riemer

Assistant Head of Primary & PYP Coordinator, Chatsworth International School - Orchard Campus
Kim is the Assistant Head of Primary and the PYP Coordinator at Chatsworth International School in Singapore. She has a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee and a Masters in Education from Mills College in California, both universities in the USA. She has teaching... Read More →
avatar for Iain Riley

Iain Riley

Western Primary Principal, Shanghai Liaoyuan Bilingual School
Iain Riley has been an educator for over 15 years having taught in Turkey, Egypt, China and his home country of Scotland. He has taught the IB  PYP for just over 10 years now. He is currently Western Primary Principal of Liaoyuan Bilingual School and was previously an Assistant Head... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for RVenus Lai

RVenus Lai

Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group provides integrated systems to enhance efficiency in international education.Faria Education Group is the world's leading provider of software to IB world schools, and offers a fully integrated school management suite: ManageBac for planning, assessment and reporting... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 PDT
The Plaza

14:00 PDT

Session 3: ManageBac Support Desk
{Experience Level: ALL}

The ManageBac Support Desk is an open forum. The agenda of topics to be covered will depend on the questions raised from those in attendance.

Feel free to post your questions for a specific track on Slido. Join #mbconfsh

Note: Sessions 1-7 by speakers will have a ManageBac Representative available to assist with ManageBac-related questions that may arise during the session. 


Speakers
avatar for Kieran Tully

Kieran Tully

Customer Success Director, ManageBac | OpenApply | SchoolsBuddy | Pamoja | Faria Education Group
Kieran has manned the ManageBac Support desk since early 2016, servicing schools from the Asia-Pacific region. Known as “The Problem solver”, he has broken all records as ManageBac Support Associate, answering more than 23,000 tickets, 65% within a 1hr time-frame.Kieran has a... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 PDT
A206

15:00 PDT

Break
Short break and/or time allowance to walk to Session 4.

Saturday May 20, 2017 15:00 - 15:15 PDT

15:15 PDT

Session 4: DP Assessment
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}


Speakers
avatar for Lennox Meldrum

Lennox Meldrum

DP Coordinator, SCIS - Hongqiao Campus
Lennox is the High School Vice Principal and IBDP Coordinator at Shanghai Community International School - Hongqiao Campus. His previous schools include IGB International School in Kuala Lumpur, where he was the founding Secondary School Principal, and Beijing BISS International School... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Rebecca Kwiatoski

Rebecca Kwiatoski

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group

Saturday May 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15 PDT
C212

15:15 PDT

Session 4: MYP Assessment
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}


Speakers
avatar for Ashley Coats

Ashley Coats

Head of Middle School, Mercedes College
Ashley Coats Ashley has been teaching drama and English since 1994, his involvement with and teaching in the International Baccalaureate began in 2001 at Mercedes College in Adelaide, South Australia where he is currently the Head of Middle School. Ashley is an experienced teacher... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Jennifer Huang

Jennifer Huang

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group


Saturday May 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15 PDT
The Forum

15:15 PDT

Session 4: Introduction to OpenApply
{Experience Level: ALL}

Learn how OpenApply supports international schools in their transition to the paperless admissions office of the future, and our latest updates including OpenApply School Directory and WeChat.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Doherty

Danny Doherty

OpenApply Sales & Support Associate, Faria Education Group


Saturday May 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15 PDT
C209

15:15 PDT

Session 4: PYP Assessment
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

This session will explore what are important features of assessment and how providing timely feedback is an important part of that assessment. We will look at the one school's movement to making that feedback readily available to parents and students through ManageBac. We will explore how assessment can be set up in ManageBac, how settings are reflected in the Gradebook, how teachers use the Gradebook, and some experimentation/professional sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Riemer

Kim Riemer

Assistant Head of Primary & PYP Coordinator, Chatsworth International School - Orchard Campus
Kim is the Assistant Head of Primary and the PYP Coordinator at Chatsworth International School in Singapore. She has a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee and a Masters in Education from Mills College in California, both universities in the USA. She has teaching... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Luke Harbour

Luke Harbour

Customer Success Manager APAC, ManageBac
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Luke leads the ManageBac support & implementation team in Asia Pacific. In addition to overseeing general support strategy for the region, Luke continues to provide trainings to schools on an almost daily basis.Luke is a third-culture kid with an educational... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15 PDT
The Plaza

15:15 PDT

Session 4: The Future of ManageBac
{Experience Level: ALL}

Come preview the features we currently have under development, including the new assignments / resources views, SSO, Google Drive Integration, support for non-IB, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Angelica Nierras

Angelica Nierras

Managing Director, Faria Education Group

Volunteers
avatar for RVenus Lai

RVenus Lai

Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group provides integrated systems to enhance efficiency in international education.Faria Education Group is the world's leading provider of software to IB world schools, and offers a fully integrated school management suite: ManageBac for planning, assessment and reporting... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15 PDT
A206

16:15 PDT

Happy Hour
Saturday May 20, 2017 16:15 - 17:15 PDT

17:15 PDT

Day 1: Transportation to Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel
We have arranged a dropoff after the conference at 5:15 PM for participants staying at Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel.

Note: Adding this to your Schedule via Sched.org will not automatically register you for transportation to back to the hotel.

Saturday May 20, 2017 17:15 - 17:30 PDT

18:30 PDT

Day 1: Transportation to Lost Heaven (French Concession)
Please meet in the lobby of the Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel

If you will be making your own way to dinner the address is:

花马天堂〈高邮店〉         
200031 上海市高邮路38号

No.38, Gao You Road, Shanghai 200031 

Saturday May 20, 2017 18:30 - 19:00 PDT
Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel 5 Zunyi Nan Road Shanghai, 200336, China

19:00 PDT

Networking Dinner & Drinks at Lost Heaven
Join us for a privately sponsored dinner at Lost Heaven (French Concesssion)

Dress-code: Smart-casual

Address:
花马天堂〈高邮店〉         
200031 上海市高邮路38号
No.38, Gao You Road, Shanghai 200031 

Note: Adding this to your Schedule via Sched.org will not automatically register you for the dinner.
- If you answered "Yes" on your registation form, you will have received an email to clarify if your plans have changed since.
- If you answered "Still Deciding" on your registation form, you will have received an email to confirm your attendance.

Saturday May 20, 2017 19:00 - 21:30 PDT
Lost Heaven
 
Sunday, May 21
 

09:00 PDT

Day 2: Transportation to SCIS - Hongqiao Campus
We have arranged pickup for participants staying at Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel.

Please meet Rebecca and Kieran at the lobby entrance for an 9:00 AM sharp departure. It is an 8-minute drive to the school (or a 14-minute walk, see map attached).

If you miss the scheduled pickup, you will need to arrange for your own transportation to SCIS.
English Address
1161 Hongqiao Road, Changning District
Shanghai, 200051, China

Chinese Address
上海长宁国际学校
上海市长宁区虹桥路1161号

Note: Adding this to your Schedule via Sched.org will not automatically register you for transportation to the school.

Speakers
avatar for Kieran Tully

Kieran Tully

Customer Success Director, ManageBac | OpenApply | SchoolsBuddy | Pamoja | Faria Education Group
Kieran has manned the ManageBac Support desk since early 2016, servicing schools from the Asia-Pacific region. Known as “The Problem solver”, he has broken all records as ManageBac Support Associate, answering more than 23,000 tickets, 65% within a 1hr time-frame.Kieran has a... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 09:00 - 09:15 PDT
Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel 5 Zunyi Nan Road Shanghai, 200336, China

09:15 PDT

Morning Tea
Sunday May 21, 2017 09:15 - 09:45 PDT
Auditorium

09:45 PDT

Introduction to AssessPrep
Speakers
avatar for Luke Harbour

Luke Harbour

Customer Success Manager APAC, ManageBac
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Luke leads the ManageBac support & implementation team in Asia Pacific. In addition to overseeing general support strategy for the region, Luke continues to provide trainings to schools on an almost daily basis.Luke is a third-culture kid with an educational... Read More →
avatar for Shikhar Sethi

Shikhar Sethi

Co-Founder, AssessPrep
Shikhar Sethi is the co-founder of AssessPrep, a platform that helps schools improve learning outcomes and makes assessment efficient. The young entrepreneur is a computer science grad from BITS Pilani and has dedicated 8 years to improving learning experiences for students in schools... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 09:45 - 10:00 PDT
Auditorium

10:00 PDT

Introduction to BridgeU
Speakers
avatar for Hayley Elias 

Hayley Elias 

Head of Education Partnerships, BridgeU 
Higher education preparation, technology for university selection and application.
avatar for LaRoy Hoard

LaRoy Hoard

Head of Asia-Pacific, BridgeU
LaRoy Hoard is the Head of the Asia-Pacific region for BridgeU, an education technology company hailed as one of the top 20 EdTech businesses in Europe. BridgeU uses predictive analytics to make higher education and early career decision making intelligent for students and secondary... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 10:00 - 10:15 PDT
Auditorium

10:15 PDT

Break
Short break and/or time allowance to walk to Session 5.

Sunday May 21, 2017 10:15 - 10:30 PDT

10:30 PDT

Session 5: Implementing ManageBac at an established IB school
{Experience Level: Beginner}


Speakers
avatar for Hugo Drummond

Hugo Drummond

Head of School, Beanstalk School - Chengdu Campus
Having taught in a variety of roles (including Head of Performing Arts, DP TOK Teacher, MYP Coordinator, Head of Middle School, Student Affairs Coordinator, and more) in New Zealand, Japan and China, Hugo Drummond moved to Chengdu in 2016 to open up a BIBS School K-12. In 2005 he... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Danny Doherty

Danny Doherty

OpenApply Sales & Support Associate, Faria Education Group


Sunday May 21, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 PDT
A211

10:30 PDT

Session 5: DP & MYP Reporting
{Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced} 


Speakers
avatar for Allen Lambert

Allen Lambert

Director of Communications, Beijing City International School
Allen received his Bachelor of Science in Management and Communication from Corbon University in Salem, Oregon and pursued a career in business before going into education. He served as director of two Non-Profit Community Organizations. While working as an assistant English teacher... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for RVenus Lai

RVenus Lai

Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group provides integrated systems to enhance efficiency in international education.Faria Education Group is the world's leading provider of software to IB world schools, and offers a fully integrated school management suite: ManageBac for planning, assessment and reporting... Read More →
avatar for Kieran Tully

Kieran Tully

Customer Success Director, ManageBac | OpenApply | SchoolsBuddy | Pamoja | Faria Education Group
Kieran has manned the ManageBac Support desk since early 2016, servicing schools from the Asia-Pacific region. Known as “The Problem solver”, he has broken all records as ManageBac Support Associate, answering more than 23,000 tickets, 65% within a 1hr time-frame.Kieran has a... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 PDT
C212

10:30 PDT

Session 5: 'SiMian BaFang': Multicultural implementation of the DP in a unique Shanghai bilingual school
Speakers
avatar for Lee Sanders

Lee Sanders

Dean of Academic Affairs, High School, YK Pao School
After 13 years teaching in a variety of public, grammar and private schools in the UK, Lee Sanders moved to YK Pao School in August 2014 and from April 1, will be the Deputy Principal for SJ Campus. YK Pao school has achieved excellent IGCSE and IBDP outcomes through deliberate strategies... Read More →
avatar for Paul Wood

Paul Wood

Executive Principal, YK Pao School
Paul Wood is Executive Principal at YK Pao School (Secondary Divsision). He was previously High School Principal at the International School of Beijing and also at the American International School of Guangzhou.

Volunteers
avatar for Jennifer Huang

Jennifer Huang

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group


Sunday May 21, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 PDT
C209

10:30 PDT

Session 5: PYP Reporting
{Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate}

Creating reports that reflect your school’s needs can sometimes be a challenge. This session includes examples of some school’s reports, an evolution of one school's report over time, and how ManageBac features can make reporting easier. We will explore how parents and teachers access the reports, and practical tips/resources for a successful reporting season.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Harbour

Luke Harbour

Customer Success Manager APAC, ManageBac
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Luke leads the ManageBac support & implementation team in Asia Pacific. In addition to overseeing general support strategy for the region, Luke continues to provide trainings to schools on an almost daily basis.Luke is a third-culture kid with an educational... Read More →
avatar for Kim Riemer

Kim Riemer

Assistant Head of Primary & PYP Coordinator, Chatsworth International School - Orchard Campus
Kim is the Assistant Head of Primary and the PYP Coordinator at Chatsworth International School in Singapore. She has a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee and a Masters in Education from Mills College in California, both universities in the USA. She has teaching... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 PDT
The Plaza

10:30 PDT

Session 5: ManageBac Support Desk
{Experience Level: ALL}

The ManageBac Support Desk is an open forum. The agenda of topics to be covered will depend on the questions raised from those in attendance.

Feel free to post your questions for a specific track on Slido. Join #mbconfsh

Note: Sessions 1-7 by speakers will have a ManageBac Representative available to assist with ManageBac-related questions that may arise during the session. 


Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Kwiatoski

Rebecca Kwiatoski

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group


Sunday May 21, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 PDT
A206

11:30 PDT

Break
Short break and/or time allowance to walk to Session 6.

Sunday May 21, 2017 11:30 - 11:45 PDT

11:45 PDT

Session 6: DP & MYP Communication

{Experience Level: Intermediate}

This session is aimed at familiarizing MYP and DP ManageBac users with current practices that have helped our community with effective communication between coordinators, teachers, students and parents. We will focus on effective grade level, class, and group messaging features. We will explore advantages of new functions when communicating resources in units and tasks between students and teachers. Finally, we will touch on useful DP extended essay and CAS supervision functions, while highlighting possible communication practices to consider when adopting ManageBac as a platform for any school.


Speakers
avatar for Ross Orchard

Ross Orchard

Technology Coordinator, SCIS - Hongqiao Campus
Ross is the Technology Coordinator and head of the Design department and SCIS Hongqiao. He moved to Shanghai from the UK 6 years ago with his wife Juliet. Ross is originally from a small town just outside of Cardiff (Home of the IB!) and has a degree in Design and Technology from... Read More →
avatar for Dominic St-Pierre

Dominic St-Pierre

MYP Lang&Lit, DP English B and ToK, SCIS - Hongqiao Campus
Dominic is currently teaching MYP and DP classes at SCIS and has been a member of the community for five years. He has provided staff training and workshops for integrating digital learning tools with ELA students and effective Managebac practice in all IB classes. He is looking forward... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Jennifer Huang

Jennifer Huang

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group


Sunday May 21, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 PDT
C212

11:45 PDT

Session 6: Preparing Today's teenagers for the 4th Industrial Revolution, the Disruption of Work
These days, there is a lot of talk about the 4th industrial revolution -- the disruption of global labour markets. There are a range of forces driving macro shifts in labour markets -- from burgeoning middle-classes in emerging markets, to the role of technology in industry -- and these forces will impact every age group in different ways. But the group that we think about are teens, students who intend to enter the labour markets in the next 4-7 years. For these students, who are already grappling with a post-secondary education landscape that is evolving rapidly in real-time, staying abreast of emerging changes in labour markets is not just important, it is vital. During this session, we will explore the key labour market shifts that will affect Diploma students, and I will propose several concrete strategies for helping these students contextualize higher education and early career thinking within a world whereby the only constant is change.

Speakers
avatar for Hayley Elias 

Hayley Elias 

Head of Education Partnerships, BridgeU 
Higher education preparation, technology for university selection and application.
avatar for LaRoy Hoard

LaRoy Hoard

Head of Asia-Pacific, BridgeU
LaRoy Hoard is the Head of the Asia-Pacific region for BridgeU, an education technology company hailed as one of the top 20 EdTech businesses in Europe. BridgeU uses predictive analytics to make higher education and early career decision making intelligent for students and secondary... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for RVenus Lai

RVenus Lai

Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group provides integrated systems to enhance efficiency in international education.Faria Education Group is the world's leading provider of software to IB world schools, and offers a fully integrated school management suite: ManageBac for planning, assessment and reporting... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 PDT
C209

11:45 PDT

Session 6: PYP Communication
{Experience Level: ALL}

Managing communications effectively is a key leadership skill. Taking time to review your communications strategy and ideas will be time well spent. Many problems, in and out of schools, can be directly traced to whether information was communicated, how it was communicated, and who communicated it.

This session will focus on showing how successful communication and working relationships combine in programme management and leadership across the community.

Guiding Questions
  1. Are your reasons for communicating helping you lead the school in managing change?
  2. Is the way you communicate actively assisting you in problem-solving?
  3. Is the way you communicate helping you to strengthen working relationships?
  4. Are there two or three aspects of communication that you should emphasize during the next year?
  5. Is communication difficult for you? What can you do to resolve this?

We will focus on types of Communication that ManageBac offers:
  • Calendars
  • Portfolio 
  • Reports
  • Goals
  • Cumulative Digital Portfolio
  • Integration with 3rd Party apps
  • Resources - Shared with Students & Parents

In this session, we will share how KIS International School in Bangkok, Thailand is using ManageBac to manage to integrate it's communication channels withing ManageBac and introduce to other options as well.

Speakers
avatar for Niko Lewman

Niko Lewman

PYP Coordinator and teacher librarian, KIS International school
Niko Lewman is a fully qualified and experienced PYP coordinator. He is an IB Workshop Leader and School Visiting Team Member. He has successfully lead and participated in PYP, MYP and DP authorization and PYP evaluation visits. He has over 14 years of experience in Finnish, American... Read More →
avatar for Iain Riley

Iain Riley

Western Primary Principal, Shanghai Liaoyuan Bilingual School
Iain Riley has been an educator for over 15 years having taught in Turkey, Egypt, China and his home country of Scotland. He has taught the IB  PYP for just over 10 years now. He is currently Western Primary Principal of Liaoyuan Bilingual School and was previously an Assistant Head... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Rebecca Kwiatoski

Rebecca Kwiatoski

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group

Sunday May 21, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 PDT
The Plaza

11:45 PDT

Session 6: AssessPrep Workshop
Speakers
avatar for Luke Harbour

Luke Harbour

Customer Success Manager APAC, ManageBac
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Luke leads the ManageBac support & implementation team in Asia Pacific. In addition to overseeing general support strategy for the region, Luke continues to provide trainings to schools on an almost daily basis.Luke is a third-culture kid with an educational... Read More →
avatar for Shikhar Sethi

Shikhar Sethi

Co-Founder, AssessPrep
Shikhar Sethi is the co-founder of AssessPrep, a platform that helps schools improve learning outcomes and makes assessment efficient. The young entrepreneur is a computer science grad from BITS Pilani and has dedicated 8 years to improving learning experiences for students in schools... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 PDT
A206

11:45 PDT

Session 6: ManageBac Data Environment
{Experience Level: Advanced}

ManageBac is a complex data rich environment which schools need to develop, guide and administer. This session will explore this data, the associated information flows and processes that maintain the data, and how fully understanding and guiding these, can enhance the overall ManageBac experience.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Birch

Andy Birch

Director of Technology, Hong Kong Academy

Volunteers
avatar for Aina Chen

Aina Chen

Data Team Manager, Faria Education Group
avatar for Kieran Tully

Kieran Tully

Customer Success Director, ManageBac | OpenApply | SchoolsBuddy | Pamoja | Faria Education Group
Kieran has manned the ManageBac Support desk since early 2016, servicing schools from the Asia-Pacific region. Known as “The Problem solver”, he has broken all records as ManageBac Support Associate, answering more than 23,000 tickets, 65% within a 1hr time-frame.Kieran has a... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 11:45 - 12:45 PDT
A211

12:45 PDT

Lunch
Sunday May 21, 2017 12:45 - 14:00 PDT

14:00 PDT

Session 7: DP - Final Q&A and Closing Activity
{Experience Level: ALL}

Last opportunity to ask your final questions to the DP speakers and ManageBac Team. Feel free to post your questions for DP on Slido. Join #mbconfsh

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Binnington

Lauren Binnington

Assistant Head Teacher (Acting), British International School, Ho Chi Minh City - An Phu Secondary Campus
Lauren currently works at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, having joined the school from the UK in 2010. She teaches IB DP Psychology and is Head of Sixth Form, working closely with the school’s IB DP Coordinator to support students through their diploma pathway... Read More →
avatar for Lennox Meldrum

Lennox Meldrum

DP Coordinator, SCIS - Hongqiao Campus
Lennox is the High School Vice Principal and IBDP Coordinator at Shanghai Community International School - Hongqiao Campus. His previous schools include IGB International School in Kuala Lumpur, where he was the founding Secondary School Principal, and Beijing BISS International School... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Rebecca Kwiatoski

Rebecca Kwiatoski

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group

Sunday May 21, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 PDT
C212

14:00 PDT

Session 7: MYP - Final Q&A and Closing Activity
{Experience Level: ALL}

Last opportunity to ask your final questions to the MYP speakers and ManageBac Team. Feel free to post your questions for MYP on Slido. Join #mbconfsh

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Coats

Ashley Coats

Head of Middle School, Mercedes College
Ashley Coats Ashley has been teaching drama and English since 1994, his involvement with and teaching in the International Baccalaureate began in 2001 at Mercedes College in Adelaide, South Australia where he is currently the Head of Middle School. Ashley is an experienced teacher... Read More →
avatar for Andrew VanderMeulen

Andrew VanderMeulen

MYP Coordinator, Western International School of Shanghai
Andrew is presently Deputy Principal and MYP Coordinator in the Secondary School at WISS, the Western International School of Shanghai.  Ever since his very first Category 1 IB workshop one sunny weekend in Vancouver he has been energized by the Understanding by Design approach to... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Jennifer Huang

Jennifer Huang

Sales Associate, Faria Education Group

Sunday May 21, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 PDT
The Forum

14:00 PDT

Session 7: OpenApply Support Session and Closing Activity
{Experience Level: ALL}

The OpenApply Support Desk is an open forum. The agenda of topics to be covered will depend on the questions raised from those in attendance.

Feel free to post your questions for a specific track on Slido. Join #mbconfsh

Speakers
avatar for Danny Doherty

Danny Doherty

OpenApply Sales & Support Associate, Faria Education Group


Sunday May 21, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 PDT
A206

14:00 PDT

Session 7: PYP - Final Q&A and Closing Activity
{Experience Level: ALL}

Last opportunity to ask your final questions to the PYP speakers and ManageBac Team. Feel free to post your questions for PYP on Slido. Join #mbconfsh

Speakers
avatar for Niko Lewman

Niko Lewman

PYP Coordinator and teacher librarian, KIS International school
Niko Lewman is a fully qualified and experienced PYP coordinator. He is an IB Workshop Leader and School Visiting Team Member. He has successfully lead and participated in PYP, MYP and DP authorization and PYP evaluation visits. He has over 14 years of experience in Finnish, American... Read More →
avatar for Kim Riemer

Kim Riemer

Assistant Head of Primary & PYP Coordinator, Chatsworth International School - Orchard Campus
Kim is the Assistant Head of Primary and the PYP Coordinator at Chatsworth International School in Singapore. She has a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee and a Masters in Education from Mills College in California, both universities in the USA. She has teaching... Read More →
avatar for Iain Riley

Iain Riley

Western Primary Principal, Shanghai Liaoyuan Bilingual School
Iain Riley has been an educator for over 15 years having taught in Turkey, Egypt, China and his home country of Scotland. He has taught the IB  PYP for just over 10 years now. He is currently Western Primary Principal of Liaoyuan Bilingual School and was previously an Assistant Head... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Kieran Tully

Kieran Tully

Customer Success Director, ManageBac | OpenApply | SchoolsBuddy | Pamoja | Faria Education Group
Kieran has manned the ManageBac Support desk since early 2016, servicing schools from the Asia-Pacific region. Known as “The Problem solver”, he has broken all records as ManageBac Support Associate, answering more than 23,000 tickets, 65% within a 1hr time-frame.Kieran has a... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 PDT
The Plaza

14:00 PDT

Session 7: Technology Job-alike and Closing Activity
{Experience Level: ALL}

This session looks to connect people in similar roles to share ideas and best practices. Depending on attendance, various groups could form to discuss topical issues. Some ideas have been put forward to guide conversations:
  • Fitting ManageBac into your school tech environment
  • Setting up a tech department for success
  • Standard Operational Procedures
  • Common Sense Certification

Speakers
avatar for Andy Birch

Andy Birch

Director of Technology, Hong Kong Academy
avatar for Allen Lambert

Allen Lambert

Director of Communications, Beijing City International School
Allen received his Bachelor of Science in Management and Communication from Corbon University in Salem, Oregon and pursued a career in business before going into education. He served as director of two Non-Profit Community Organizations. While working as an assistant English teacher... Read More →
avatar for Ross Orchard

Ross Orchard

Technology Coordinator, SCIS - Hongqiao Campus
Ross is the Technology Coordinator and head of the Design department and SCIS Hongqiao. He moved to Shanghai from the UK 6 years ago with his wife Juliet. Ross is originally from a small town just outside of Cardiff (Home of the IB!) and has a degree in Design and Technology from... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Aina Chen

Aina Chen

Data Team Manager, Faria Education Group
avatar for Luke Harbour

Luke Harbour

Customer Success Manager APAC, ManageBac
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Luke leads the ManageBac support & implementation team in Asia Pacific. In addition to overseeing general support strategy for the region, Luke continues to provide trainings to schools on an almost daily basis.Luke is a third-culture kid with an educational... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 PDT
A211

15:15 PDT

Day 2: Transportation to Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel
We have arranged a dropoff after the conference at 3:15 PM for participants staying at Hongqiao Jin Jiang Hotel.

Note: Adding this to your Schedule via Sched.org will not automatically register you for transportation to back to the hotel.

Sunday May 21, 2017 15:15 - 15:45 PDT

15:15 PDT

15:15 PDT