Opening Meeting (Whole Group)

Opening Agenda

(Media Center / 9:30–10:00)

Ed-Lingo Bingo Contest

IB CoA: “Educating for Life”

Key Ideas: Grit, Mindsets and Equity

Group Activity: Mindfulness in our Teaching

Station Small Team Formation

Ed-Lingo Bingo

How It Works: Grab 1 of the 4 ed-lingo bingo cards and check off each respective box as you hear/experience the associated ed-buzzword. Listen carefully and you may encounter any of these important linguistics tools (i.e., jargon) during some part of the workshop today.

How To Win: This is the honor system. Complete a full card (no blanks) and submit to the envelope in the front office at the end of our sessions today.

What Do You Win?: Fully completed bingo cards will be entered into a raffle for a prize. One lucky faculty member will receive one year’s free membership to the Faculty Fund!

Conference of the Americas 2015

Conference Theme: This year’s conference theme was “educating for life” — highlighting the persistent influence of participation in the IB program on all of it candidates and students.

Keynotes: There were a number of Ted-Centric keynote speakers this year including:

Ken Robinson, Carmen Deedy, Eduardo Saenz and Paul Tough.

Key Idea: Grit

Grit: is a non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve this respective objective.

This perseverance of effort promotes the overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lie within a gritty individual’s path to accomplishment and serves as a driving force in achievement realization.

Commonly associated concepts within the field of psychology include “perseverance”, “hardiness” “resilience” “ambition” “need for achievement” and “conscientiousness”

Thanks Wikipedia!

Key Idea: Mindset

Mindset: A differentiated concept developed by Carol Dweck. In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, intelligence and talents are fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb.

In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it.

Thanks Wikipedia!

Key Idea: Equity

Equity: Educational equity is a measure of achievement, fairness, and opportunity in education.

Educational equity is dependent on two main factors. The first is fairness, which implies that factors specific to one’s personal conditions should not interfere with the potential of academic success.

The second important factor is inclusion, which refers to a comprehensive standard that applies to everyone in a certain education system.

These two factors are closely related and are dependent on each other for true academic success of an educational system.

Thanks Wikipedia!

Mindfulness: A Group Activity

Station Small Team Formation

Small teams grouped by alpha order of your last name. Each station will last about 20 minutes.

A-G: Your first station will be in Portable 801 and cover “Learners and Teachers in the IB”

H-M: Your first station will be in Room 609 and cover “Equity and Access Across the IB”

N-Z: Your first station will be in Portable 806 and cover “How to Get Involved in IB”