“It Takes a Child to Raise a Village”
Level: Preschool, Primary, Secondary
During this talk, we will discuss the impact that essential skills and the development of critical thinking can have on our children’s cognitive, social and emotional development within the classroom and within the Community. We will also explore how the synergy between home and school is crucial when it comes to empowering our students to be today’s learners for tomorrow’s world. During this talk, we will explore some of the aspects of education which will prepare our students for a future we are yet to understand.
Gavin McCormack is the Montessori Australia Ambassador, the co-founder of Upschool.co and Education Influence and is passionate about all-things education.
Having written a series of books for both children and adults on education, researching and representing Sir Kenny Dalglish’s Life story as a rhyming picture book, running his own publishing firm, charity and being school Principal, Gavin McCormack, nominated for Australian Principal Of the year 2020, was also named as the 10th most Influential Educator in the world by Linkedin. On a quest for educational equality, Gavin has run hundreds of miles for charity to raise money to personally build schools, libraries and teacher training centres in the Himalayan region of Nepal, all this whilst successfully running one of Australia’s best Montessori primary schools, Gavin knows what it means to work with intention. During his engaging talks, Gavin proves that when we discover what it is, that truly makes our heart sing, and if we really want to see change in the world, we must first shift our mindset to a place where failure is all part of the journey. Ultimately, the change we wish to see in others lies within. Gavin makes strong links between the way our classrooms run to the patterns we see emerging in today’s society. He emphasizes the importance of essential skill development and the power that these skills will have in the future of our youngest entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow.
“Gratitude, and its power”
Thankyou, Shukrana, Merci, Gracias, Dhanyvad, all mean the same – Gratitude.
So, what is exactly Gratitude? The answer is Gratitude is a warm feeling of thankfulness, focusing on what’s good, and being appreciative. Gratitude is making constant effort to count one’s blessings and Gratitude is a choice we all should make for our lives!
In life, Gratitude changes the way you will look at things. It will open new horizons for us. It will help us overcome the biggest hurdles of our lives. Being grateful helps us enjoy what we have and makes us more grounded in failures and success. It keeps our mind positive. Practicing Gratitude helps us analyze our journey of who we are , how we got here, and where we want to go.
Like adults, teaching kids Gratitude is necessary ! As we are building our future generation, it’s crucial that we develop our kids with not just higher IQ’s , but even stronger EQ’s. As it is rightly said, The best CEO’s of the world have both Higher IQ’s and stronger EQ’s!
Gratitude helps kids to form better habits which results in a better mindset and results in a better way of living ! Gratitude makes kids emotionally strong.
Also, to form a great team, and be a great leader, it’s really important to practice Gratitude with team.
We all should learn Practices that will help us with-
1) Team building
2) Increased productivity and efficiency of Team
3) Happiness and overall satisfaction of our team members.
So, are you ready to learn these practices in the upcoming 2022 ANPS Leadership Conference?
Stay tuned for this wonderful conference!!
Educator for over a decade, Founder of Sun India Pre School and an Advocate to Inspire, Educate and Empower Women, Anshita Gupta is one of the few innovators of the now rapidly-growing preschool industry. From being a front-runner in transforming Early Childhood Education & her Vision and consistent Hard work has made her a well known personality and has received many Awards and Recognitions.
A passionate Educationist, Entrepreneur, Author, Gratitude Coach and Content Creator, Anshita wants to leave no stone unturned in creating a strong foundation for our little ones, as they will be Tomorrow’s Leaders of the world.
Anshita Gupta is pursuing a PH.D in Management of Early Childhood Education and is extremely skilled in Curriculum Design and Development and has been regularly working to upgrade the Preschool industry of the country.
She has done her Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Child Psychology Diploma from West Yorkshire, UK.
Being a Masters in Business Administration in Project Management, she focuses on contemporary education to produce global leaders who will work for the betterment of our nation.
Being a Gratitude and Mindfulness Coach for kids, she has educated more than 500+ kids on how to be more Grateful, Mindful and happier.
She is an Early Childhood and Parenting Expert , and writes blogs, and Parenting Content to advocate Positive Parenting.
Due to her vast experience in the field of Education, she provides Educational Consultancy to different preschools and EdTech Startups to upgrade their systems. She conducts Mentoring , and Motivational Training sessions on different topics to educators, professionals and students.
Anshita Gupta has been an Active Committee Member of Early Childhood Association, India and working for the welfare of young kids of the nation.
As she is a Parenting Content Creator, Mom and Social Influencer, She is also an active member of a lot of mothers groups and provides different recommendations to parents to ease them.
She takes Gratitude sessions in different NGOs and through her Gratitude Shop, proceedings are contributed to these NGOs for the betterment of the society.
Tools to Support Well-Being and Organizational Change
“The world is facing a number of unprecedented global challenges that are increasing in scale and complexity. These challenges require leaders to simultaneously emotionally cope with the emotional impact of these issues while at the same time, develop solutions to these challenges that are effective and compassionate.
In this presentation we will explore two tools (The Mandala for Systems Change and the Iceberg) developed out of the Center for Systems Awareness that help build community, foster compassion and encourage a systems thinking mindset.”
Butch Koltai currently serves as an Academic Advisor for Jakarta Intercultural School. A certified Master Practitioner from the Center for Systems Awareness, Butch is interested in systematically fostering well-being from the individual to ecology, society, the economy and the world.
Updates from Cambridge International
Audience will hear about the recent development in Cambridge International:
• One Cambridge
• Digital Assessment
• Early Years Program
Dianindah Apriyani is the Senior Country Manager Indonesia of Cambridge Assessment International Education. She is based in Jakarta with our new Country Manager, Adri Prakoso. Together they form part of our larger Southeast Asia & Pacific team, reporting to Regional Director Ben Schmidt. Dian joins Cambridge with a wealth of knowledge that comes from spending over ten years working in Indonesian education. She was previously an Indonesian Principal in an international school in Tangerang and has experiences in teaching Mathematics of IGCSE and Cambridge International AS/A-Level qualifications.
She graduated from Bogor Institute of Agriculture, majoring mathematics. She started her career in education by becoming an English teacher in one of the leading English courses in indonesia. She then continued her teaching in international class programs in several leading state schools in Jakarta. Prior to joining Cambridge, se was an Indonesian Principal in Mentari School Bintaro.
Quite often she participates as a speaker in an education forum, especially sharing her experiences in educational leadership, teaching or implementing Cambridge program both in national or international events. She also supports the Indonesia MOEC (Ministry of Education and Culture) to develop learning guidance and to give training to school leaders and teachers in the implementation of Kurikulum Merdeka.
Empowering The School’s Communication Department to Develop School’s Image
Image is not only important for companies but also for schools. We don’t see other schools as a literally competitor, however, we need to inform the public about our school’s strength, value, and ability to develop their children reach their dream. The information will also help the schools to have parents and children who are the school’s segment then the perfect collaboration and alignment will be developed easily between all schools’ communities. Information has a very important role in shaping the school’s image, hence, optimize the communication school’s media is very important. Social Media is one of the communication channels that becomes everyone’s favorite at this moment. Through social media, schools will be able to disseminate all information to the public. It will be spread out everywhere and will develop the school’s image internally and externally. A good image will empower the school to gain the schools’ communities trust including the public.
Dina is a wife and a mother of 4 daughters who really like learning anything. She works as the Head of Indonesian Educational Program at Jakarta Intercultural School since 2016 and also a part time lecturer in Binus University for Communication Science expertise in Public Relations since 2009. Currently she is a Doctor Candidate from Sahid University major in Communication Science with Business Communication as her expertise. She has been working in Education field for 20 years where her first step as an educator was started in Madania as grade 1 teacher. Since then she will give her best effort for education and will do anything to improve the quality of Indonesia’s education. Having a free workshop for the UMKM communities and schools’ community, a contribution to a school’s organization and a lots of researches, are her way to make her self become useful to other people and the country.
Improving staff confidence, well-being and performance through intelligent accountability
Accountability measures are accepted as a necessity in school systems to guarantee quality, drive improvement and to ensure parental trust. However, managerial and market-based target setting has been proven to reduce teachers’ capacity to realise their professional aims, lowering staff morale and promoting practices such as ‘spoon-feeding’ or teaching to the test (O’Neill 2013; Ball 2003; Vriens 2016). This presentation advocates for new forms of more ‘intelligent’ accountability focusing on ensuring that all necessary conditions for a teacher and school’s success are in place. By involving all community stakeholders in defining these conditions, and having school leaders and governing bodies concentrate on their delivery, we can focus on improving processes not to the detriment of outcomes. Such accountability can empower all in the community and lead to a high standard of trust and wellbeing across leaders, teachers and parents.
Daniel Hyde has worked in school leadership for twenty years, as Head of subject, Faculty and more recently as a Deputy Head teacher. He currently is Head of School at Singapore School, Pantai Indah Kapuk, and international K-12 school in North Jakarta. He gained a Master’s in Education Management and a Doctorate in Education from King’s College, London, where his specialisms included teacher development, school effectiveness and improvement and accountability in private schools.
International Education and Development of International-Mindedness
Education for international-mindedness values the world as the broadest context for learning, develops conceptual understanding across a range of subjects, and offers opportunities to inquire, act, and reflect. This presentation will explore how international education addresses the goals of developing “internationally-minded students” and “enabling students to actively choose to be world citizens”. This session also aims to give practical strategies for school leaders and educators in fostering international-mindedness for local needs.
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Faizol works with schools interested in offering IB programmes and key educational decision-makers in the South East Asia region and Bangladesh. His work also involves increasing the recognition of IB programmes by universities and governments. He has built an excellent reputation and strong relationships with various stakeholders such as schools, associations of schools, universities, media, and governments.
Faizol began his career in education management at the British Council in Malaysia as the Acting Deputy Country Exams Director, where he also held the position of Examinations Services Manager. His last position was Schools Development Manager Indonesia for Cambridge Assessment International Education (previously known as Cambridge International Education) before joining the IB in 2013.”
Scrum: Do Twice the Work in Half the Time
Getting teams to meet deadlines and push in the same direction can be frustrating work.
This session will give you an introduction to SCRUM for Education. Originally designed for use by software development teams, SCRUM is an agile project management tool that is alsp applicable to school settings. It consists of a set of meetings, protocols, and habits that transform the speed, transparency, and effectiveness of any school that implements them fully.
Gerald Donovan is an educator, school administrator, writer, and teacher trainer with twelve years of experience as Head of School for IB World and WASC accredited schools. He currently holds the role of Head of School at North Jakarta Intercultural School in Indonesia and is also a Certified Scrum Master with a passion for agile leadership and efficiency. Gerald is the founder of www.scrumforedu.com and has provided professional development and consultancy on a number of topics for EARCOS, IB, Oxford University Press, the SEA Principal’s Forum, and many more.
Empowering parents communities to increase students performance in your school
OECD report 2018 shown that parents support is one of three key reasons to achieve academic excellence. And World Bank Report 2017 shown 90% of parents in Indonesia only participate once (or never) in their child’s class activities. This is obviously a big concern, and we can only assume that this is the major reason why Indonesia PISA score is always on the bottom list. With the pandemic situation, parents are “forced” to be involved and schools have no choice but to ensure that the parents are fully engaged to their kids’ learning. It leaves a big gap in many schools on how to effectively engage their parents for a positive outcome to ensure that their involvement will boost their kids’ academic performance and how the teachers and all school’s stakeholders can play a part in this initiative.
Haifa Segeir started working in the management of the Cooperation Education unit (formerly known as the International School) since 2005 in one of the largest school groups in Indonesia. Currently she is the Chairperson of the Indonesian SPK School Association with a network of more than 400 cooperative education units throughout Indonesia and also sits as the Chairperson of the New Zealand International School Foundation, a cooperative education unit in South Jakarta and also sits on the advisory board of several national and international educational institutions, through ASK Consulting, the only international Education management consulting firm in Indonesia that has international networks in several countries. With an educational background in law and public policy, she is often involved and invited to discuss laws and regulations and policies in the field of national education. She is also a regular speaker at several seminars or webinars in the field of Education both at national and international level.
As a leader, the attention you pay to your own wellbeing and present-moment awareness sets the tone for your learning community. In this short workshop, we will discuss the basic principles of mindful leadership and explore some hands-on practices that will help you to be present, aware and compassionate in your relationship with yourself and others.
Kailyn is a learner at heart who is interested in helping to develop more mindful and compassionate children, educators and institutions. She is a doctoral student at Antioch University specializing in social-emotional learning. Kailyn is the founder of Upstream Collaborative, where she offers courses and consultation in mindfulness and social-emotional development for individuals, groups and schools. A trained elementary educator, Kailyn has worked in international schools in Europe and Asia.