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InterContinental Hotel - Athens, Greece

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Preconference Meetings

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 16-17
8:30-5:00NESA Professional Development Advisory Committee meeting (invitation only)
8:30-5:00NESA Virtual School meeting (invitation only)

Preconference Workshops: Weds, October 17

Wednesday, October 17
8:30-5:00

Creating a Compelling Case for Change – JOHN BURNS

8:30-5:00

Fundamentals of Trusteeship in an International School (for new trustees) — RICK DETWILER

8:30-5:00Atlas Rubicon Preconference Workshop — KELBY ZENOR & AARON PARKER

8:30-3:00

Middle States Association Self-Study Workshop: Organizing for Self-Study / Developing the Plan - Objectives & Action Plans — PRISCILLA FEIR

1:00-4:00General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Overview Session -- OPEN TO ALL (Sign up required. No fee).
Are you wondering about the implications of these new regulations for your school? Attend this open session to receive information relevant to GDPR compliance in international schools.

Everyone is welcome, but sign up is required - no registration fee. Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Thursday, October 18

8:30-10:00PLENARY SESSION:
10:00-10:30COFFEE BREAK - Sponsored by ExploreLearningExhibition area
10:30-11:15PLENARY SESSION: Extended Keynote, Part 2
11:15-12:00PLENARY SESSION: Extended Keynote, Part 3
12:00-1:00LUNCH (provided by NESA)
1:00-4:30SPECIALIST THREE-HOUR WORKSHOPS (includes 30-min. coffee break)

  • John Burns: Designing Contemporary Learning Spaces
  • David Gleason: At What Cost? Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools
  • Donna Orem: The Great Shift – Understanding and Preparing for the Tipping Points Ahead
  • David Willows: The Future of International Education – Learning in an Age of Ryanair
  • Andre Withers: Changing a Culture. . .One Module at a Time
Multi-day Institutes:

2:30-3:00COFFEE BREAK - Exhibition area

3:00-4:30SPECIALIST THREE-HOUR WORKSHOPS, continued
5:15-5:30THE BRAIN, THE BREATH & THE HEART MINI-SESSION - Facilitated by Laurie Ellis-Young
  • Guided breath practice on the terrace while gazing at the Acropolis (prior to the Acropolis View Reception). Come give it a try! All welcome.
  • LOCATION: InterContinental "Terrace", 6th floor (same location as the Acropolis View Reception)

5:30ACROPOLIS VIEW RECEPTION - InterContinental Hotel, Athens (6th floor)

Sponsored by Cairo American College and Curriculum Associates

Friday, October 19

8:30-10:00PLENARY SESSION
Morning announcements
Keynote - EEQBAL HASSIM, Intersecting Cultures: Implications for Leading Learning
10:00-10:30COFFEE BREAK - Exhibition area
Sponsored by Atlas
10:30-2:30SPECIALIST THREE-HOUR WORKSHOPS (includes one-hour lunch)

Multi-day Institutes:
  • David Chojnacki & Rick Detwiler: Board Trustee Development (Day 2/3)
  • Tom Costello: Business Managers & Human Resources Directors Strand – “Leading and Influencing through Authentic Conversation” (Day 2/3. Day 3 is Sunday)

12:00-1:00LUNCH - provided by NESA
1:00-2:30SPECIALIST THREE-HOUR WORKSHOPS, continued
2:30-3:00COFFEE BREAK - Exhibition area
3:00-4:00
GENERAL INTEREST WORKSHOPS

  • Maria Avgerinou & Julia Tokatlidou: The New Faculty Orientation Program at ACS Athens – A successful blend of the physical and the digital
  • Max Eisl: Is It Time to Reboot Your School’s Marketing?
  • Wendy Gutenkauf & Bushra Ghannam: What Does Your Librarian DO All Day?
  • Tom Hawkins, Gail Seay, Riley DuBois & Patty Foster: Reframing Resource Allocation - A Workshop for Educators, Business Office Personnel and Board Members
  • David Macfarlane: International Education Recruitment – The hiring trends you can’t afford to ignore in 2019
  • John Ritter & Brent Mutsch: Improving Child Protection through Purposeful Recruiting Practices
  • Sarah Sisco & Robert Cobbs: Powerful Partnerships
  • Diane Ullman: Transforming School for 21st Century Learners Using the NEASC ACE Protocol


FREE EVENING TO EXPLORE ATHENS

Saturday, October 20

8:30-10:00PLENARY SESSION:
  • Awards Presentation: NESA Virtual Science Fair Awards | Accreditation Awards
  • Keynote - DONNA OREM, The Great Shift: Understanding and Preparing for the Tipping Points Ahead
10:00-10:30COFFEE BREAK - Exhibition area
10:30-2:30SPECIALIST THREE-HOUR WORKSHOPS (includes one-hour lunch)

Multi-day Institute:

12:00-1:00LUNCH - provided by NESA
1:00-2:30SPECIALIST THREE-HOUR WORKSHOPS, continued
2:30-3:00COFFEE BREAK - Exhibition area
3:00-4:00GENERAL INTEREST WORKSHOPS

  • Smita Bhargava: Expecting the Unexpected – Safeguarding your school against unforeseen risks
  • Liz Duffy, Beth Pfannl & Jennifer Beckwith: Cultivating the Leadership Pipeline – The importance of mentors and sponsors
  • Sarah Fillion: Make Adult Learning Come Alive with Interactive Learning Structures
  • Jane Larsson: Child Abuse Risks and Realities – What international school leaders need to know
  • Gavin McLean: How to Achieve Truly Personalized Learning for All Student Abilities
  • Diann Osterlund & Shoshana Blauer: Assessment Sustainability Across People and Time
  • Kerry Quinn: Innovations in AP – A look ahead to 2019

4:15-5:15ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING - Location: Omikron I
4:15-4:45THE BRAIN, THE BREATH & THE HEART MINI-SESSION - Facilitated by Laurie Ellis-Young
  • Guided breath practice to unwind at the end of the day. Come give it a try! All welcome.
  • LOCATION: Athenaeum Conference Center I (Lobby Level)

7:30GALA EVENING: NESA 50-Year Celebration - InterContinental Hotel, Athens
Sponsored by:
  • American International School-Riyadh
  • The American School of Kuwait
  • TieCare International

Sunday, October 21

8:30-9:30GENERAL INTEREST WORKSHOPS

  • Barbara Field & Lynn Notarainni: Got Data? Now put it to work!
  • Jennifer Ricks: Professional Learning – Dreaded or Devoured?
  • Suzanne Saraya: Fostering a Student-centered Classroom
  • Daryl Stevens & Christiana Jurgensen: Principal as Instructional Leader: A Case Study
  • Julia Tokatlidou & Angela Chamosfakidis: Youth to Youth Initiative – An ACS Athens inclusive learning paradigm for unaccompanied refugee minors
  • Esat Ugurlu: Flipped Classroom + Mastery Learning = ?
  • Kelby Zenor & Aaron Parker: Enhancing Your Curriculum with Atlas!
9:30-10:00COFFEE BREAK - Exhibition area
10:00-1:15SPECIALIST THREE-HOUR WORKSHOPS (includes 15-min. break)

Multi-day Institutes:

11:30-11:45BREAK (15-minutes) - Exhibition area
11:45-1:15SPECIALIST THREE-HOUR WORKSHOPS, continued

CONFERENCE ADJOURNS