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					                                                              2007 IBAP REGIONAL CONVENTION: "EDUCATING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY"
                                                                SINGAPORE, 5 - 8 0CTOBER, GRAND COPTHORNE WATERFRONT HOTEL, SINGAPORE
Thurs, Oct 4                                                                                                                                                             REGISTRATION:
                         Registration      12:00 - 18:00
                                                                                                                                                                     Registration Desk, Level 4
                                                                                                                                                                     WELCOME COCKTAILS
                                           18:00 - 20:00
                      Welcome Cocktails                                                                                                                              Sponsored by Apple Inc.
                                               Venue:                                                                                                                       Galleria Ballroom, Level 3

                         Registration       7:30 - 8:45
                                                                                                                                                                     Registration Desk, Level 4

                                                                                                                                                   Judith Guy - IB Asia Pacific Regional Director
                                                                                                                                                                "Welcome Address"
                         PLENARY 1
                                            8:45 - 10:15                                                                                                         Keynote Speaker:
                                                                                                                                                          Jeff Beard - IB Director General
                                                                                                                                                         "What's Happening Across the IB"
                                              Venue:                                                                                                                         Grand Ballroom, Level 4
                            TEA            10:15 - 10:45                                                                                                                          TEA, Level 4

                                                                                                                                 Keynote Speakers:
                                                                                           Sheldon Shaeffer - Director, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education:
                         PLENARY 2
                                           10:45 - 12:00                                  "Education for Sustainable Development: An Overarching Framework for Educational Reform"
                                                                               Khunyinh Chodchoy Sophonpanich - Founder, Thai Environmental and Community Development Association:
                                                                                "Social and Cultural Relevancy in International School Education, and its Relationship to Sustainable Development"
                                              Venue:                                                                                                                         Grand Ballroom, Level 4
                           LUNCH           12:00 - 13:00                                                                                                                         LUNCH, Level 4
Friday, October 5

                                                                                         Khunyinh Chodchoy                                                                                    Sreelaxmi Murthy &                                                         Anne Beruldsen &
                                                                 Sheldon Shaeffer                                       Glenis Paul            Michael Hirsch         James MacDonald                                   Deepak M. Babu             Zoe Badcock                                         Apple Inc.
                                                                                           Sophonpanich                                                                                        Charu Srivastava                                                          AnneMarie Denton

                                                                                           Plenary Follow-up        How a 25 Year Old
                                                                 Plenary Follow-up                                                                                                                                                             Does Sustainability
                         SESSION 1         13:00 - 14:00       Discussion: Education
                                                                                         Discussion: Social and     Establishment Has                                The Triple Bottom Line:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Learning to be Good     Mean Sacrifice? An
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Making a Difference: a
                                                                                         Cultural Relevancy in     Taken the First Steps         Polluters vs.        How Can You ensure          Interdisciplinary                                                         Continuum of
                                                                  for Sustainable                                                                                                                                     Students: An Ecological      Example of                                    Creative Expression
                                                                                          International School       Towards Making           Environmentalists:       that Environmental     Strategy to Educate for                                                      Interdisciplinary
                                                                 Development: An                                                                                                                                         and Evolutionary         Environmental                                  with Digital Language
                                                                                           Education, and its         Environmental           Avoiding a Harmful     Sustainability is Indeed      Environmental                                                        Learning from ELC to
                                                                    Overarching                                                                                                                                           Perspective on      Education Across Two                                     Learning
                                                                                             Relationship to          Sustainability a            Dichotomy          Sustainable within Your       Sustainability                                                         year 10 Based on
                                                                  Framework for                                                                                                                                            Sustainability       IB Programmes in
                                                                                               Sustainable         Meaningful Part of the                                    School?                                                                                        Sustainability
                                                                Educational Reform                                                                                                                                                                 South India.
                                                                                              Development           Mission Statement.

                                               Venue:             Grand Ballroom              Riverfront 1              Riverfront 2             Riverfront 3               Lyrebird                  Swallow               Cardinal                 Paradiso                  Falcon                  Kingfisher

                                                                                         Simone Emmison &                                                                                                                                        Andrea Muller &
                                                                                                                   Nigel Forbes-Harper          Judith Fabian                                   Patrick Ritter &       Jennifer Giddings                                  Glynn Richards
                                                                    Jeff Beard             Jenan Al-Hadda                                                              Malcolm Nicolson                                                           Mario Gauci                                          Apple Inc.
                                                                                                                    & Stephen Keegan                                                           Curtis Beaverford

                                            14:15 - 15:15
                       SESSION 2 JOB                                                                                                           IB Programme
                                                                                                                     Application & Prog                                                                                                                                    IBAP Projects           Enhancing your IB
                          ALIKE                                  What's Happening         Introducing IB's New
                                                                                                                   Implementation - Int &
                                                                                                                                             Continuum and New
                                                                                                                                                                      MYP Developments         MYP WSL Forum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Global Developments       The Role of the PYP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Developments and        Programs using Apple
                                                                  Across the IB                  Identity                                        Programme                                                                 in the PYP               Coordinator
                                                                                                                       Cand Schools                                                                                                                                        Opportunities              Technology

                                                                                          DIV PRINCIPALS &
                                           Target Audience:           HEADS                                                 DP                        DP                     MYP                       MYP                    PYP                      PYP                       ALL                      ALL
                                              Venue:                Riverfront 1             Riverfront 2                 Cardinal             Grand Ballroom             Riverfront 3             Paradiso                  Lyrebird                Swallow                   Falcon                  Kingfisher
                            TEA            15:15 - 15:45                                                                                                                               TEA, Level 4

                                                                  AUSTRALASIA                                       SOUTHEAST ASIA                                   CHINA & MONGOLIA                                     SOUTH ASIA                                     JAPAN & KOREA

                          SESSION 3
                                           15:45 - 16:45
                        SUBREGIONAL                                                                                 Nigel Forbes-Harper                                   Wang Hong,                                  Farzana Dohadwallah ,
                          MEETINGS                             Greg Valentine, Curtis
                                                                                                                   Patrick Ritter , Mignon                              Tania Lattanzio,                                   Judith Guy,                                     Kyoko Bernard
                                                               Beaverford, Bill Fenton
                                                                                                                          Weckert                                       Stephen Keegan                                     Mario Gauci

                                              Venue:              Grand Ballroom                                        Riverfront 1                                      Riverfront 2                                     Riverfront 3                                        Lyrebird
                        SOCIAL TOUR        18:00 - 22:00                                                                                                                           SOCIAL TOUR

                                                                                                "Aligning Agendas for Progress - Part One" A Panel Session Featuring NGO Representatives:
                                                                                                                      Eric Bohm - CEO, World Wildlife Fund, Hong Kong
                         PLENARY 3
                                            9:00 - 10:15                                                           Robert Steele - Associate, The Atkisson Group, Thailand
                                                                                                                 Grant Pereira - Head, Green Volunteers Network, Singapore
                                                                                                                     Richard Hartung - Jane Goodall Institute, Singapore

                                              Venue:                                                                                                                         Grand Ballroom, Level 4
                            TEA            10:15 - 10:45                                                                                                                          TEA, Level 4

                                                                                             "Aligning Agendas for Progress - Part Two" A Panel Session Featuring School Representatives:
                                                                                                                        Marcia Behrenbruch - St Leonards, Australia
                         PLENARY 4
                                           10:45 - 12:00                                                  Anthony Skillicorn - United World College of South East Asia, Singapore
                                                                                                                    Shalini Ghosh - Sekolah Bina Nusantara, Indonesia
Saturday, October 6

                                                                                                                         Glenis Paul - Sha Tin College, Hong kong

                                               Venue:                                                                                                                        Grand Ballroom, Level 4

                                                                    Eric Bohm                Robert Steele                                   Marcia Behrenbruch                                                                                 Anne Beruldsen &
                                                                                                                    Anthony Skillicorn                                 Lister W. Hannah       Christine Robertson        Michael Hirsch                                   Glynn Richards               Apple Inc.
                                                                                                                                               & Kerry Bolger                                                                                   AnneMarie Denton

                                                                                                                                              Sustainability – the
                         SESSION 4         12:15 - 13:15                                  Creating Sustainable                                 New Educational                                                                                 Making a Difference: a
                                                                                         People: The urgency of                               Imperative – More      Homo Sapiens and the                                 Polluters vs.            Continuum of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           IBAP Projects         Let's Go Global - Using
                                                                                          aligning our schools      From Grade 5 to the           Than Just          Imperative to Educate      Acting Now for a       Environmentalists:         Interdisciplinary
                                                                 Plenary Follow-up                                                                                                                                                                                       Developments and           iLife and iWork in
                                                                                           with sustainability -       Smithsonian              Environmental          for a Sustainable       Sustainable Future      Avoiding a Harmful      Learning from ELC to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Opportunities         Project-Based Learning
                                                                                           some useful ideas,                                  Education and No              Future                                        Dichotomy             year 10 Based on
                                                                                            tools and models                                  Longer an Optional                                                                                   Sustainability

                                              Venue:              Grand Ballroom              Riverfront 1              Riverfront 2             Riverfront 3               Lyrebird                  Swallow               Cardinal                 Paradiso                  Falcon                  Kingfisher
                           LUNCH           13:15 - 14:15                                                                                                                          LUNCH, Level 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tania Lattanzio &
                                                                   Karin Caffin                                         Mike Clarke            Tristian Stobie                                  Patrick Ritter &                                  Judith Fabian           Mignon Weckert
                                                                                               Jeff Beard                                                               Colette Crosbie                                      Li Bin                                                                    Apple Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Curtis Beaverford

                                           14:15 - 15:15
                         SESSION 5                                                                                                                                    Assessment in the        Application & Prog     Evaluation: Issues and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  IB Programme          The PYP Evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Enhancing your IB
                         JOB ALIKE                                Regional Heads           What's Happening        Developments in the       Diploma Programme                                                                                  Continuum and New       Process: Issues and
                                                                                                                                                                      MYP: Moderation &      Implementation - Int &   Perspectives - Auth'd                                                      Programs using Apple
                                                                     meeting                Across the IB            Hexagon Core               Developments                                                                                        Programme           Perspectives for PYP
                                                                                                                                                                       Monitoring Issues         Cand Schools                Schools                                                                  Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Developments           Authorised Schools

                                                                                          DIV PRINCIPALS &
                                          Target Audience:            HEADS                                                 DP                        DP                     MYP                       MYP                    MYP                      PYP                      PYP                       ALL
                                               Venue:               Riverfront 2             Riverfront 1             Grand Ballroom             Riverfront 3               Cardinal                  Falcon                Paradiso                  Lyrebird                Swallow                  Kingfisher

                                                                                                                                                           Keynote Speaker:
                         PLENARY 5
                                            9:00 - 10:15                                                                                   David Hales - President, The College of the Atlantic:
                                                                                                                                        "The Role of Higher Education in Achieving Sustainability"
                                              Venue:                                                                                                                         Grand Ballroom, Level 4
                            TEA            10:15 - 10:45                                                                                                                          TEA, Level 4
                                                                                                                                              Shalini Ghosh &                                                                                  Ong Teck Chin, Lim
                                                                                                                      Robert Steele                                                                                   Sreelaxmi Murthy &
                                                                    David Hales            Richard Hartung                                      Manoharan                 Glenis Paul         James MacDonald                                  Eng Kong & Yvonne        Christine Robertson            Apple Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Charu Srivastava
                                                                                                                                                Karthigasu                                                                                            Lim

                         SESSION 6         10:45 - 12:00
                                                                                                                                                            How a 25 Year Old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Anglo-Chinese
                     SESSION 6     10:45 - 12:00                                                                                                            Establishment Has     The Triple Bottom Line:
                                                                                Roots and Shoots:                                                                                                                                     School (Independent)
                                                                                                                                                           Taken the First Steps   How Can You ensure          Interdisciplinary
                                                                             leveraging the power of                             Bringing Environment                                                                                 Overseas Education                               Creative Expression
                                                       Plenary Follow-up                                                                                     Towards Making         that Environmental     Strategy to Educate for                               Acting Now for a
                                                                                   youth for the         Plenary Follow-up       Sensitive Learning into                                                                                 Programme: An                                 with Digital Language
                                                          Discussion                                                                                          Environmental       Sustainability is Indeed      Environmental                                   Sustainable Future
                                                                             environment, animals &                                   Mainstream                                                                                       Initiative to Support                                 Learning
                                                                                                                                                              Sustainability a    Sustainable within Your       Sustainability
                                                                                 our communities                                                                                                                                          Environmental
                                                                                                                                                           Meaningful Part of the         School?
                                                                                                                                                            Mission Statement.

                                      Venue:            Grand Ballroom            Riverfront 1              Riverfront 2              Riverfront 3               Lyrebird                  Swallow                Cardinal                  Paradiso                  Falcon                 Kingfisher
                      LUNCH        12:00 - 13:00                                                                                                                         LUNCH, Level 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Andrea Muller &
                                                        Judith Fabian            Judith Guy &             Tristian Stobie               Graeme                 Wendy Xerri                                                                 Bill Fenton
                                                                                                                                                                                           Li Bin             Colette Crosbie                                     Mario Gauci                Apple Inc.
                                                                                Regional Reps                                           Donnan
Sunday, October 7

                                   13:00 - 14:00        IB Programme
                                                                                                                                     An Update on                                                           Assessment in the                                                         Let's Go Global - Using
                     SESSION 7                        Continuum and New      University Recognition     Diploma Programme                                  IB Exam Component       Language Issues in the                              Effective use of the    The Role of the PYP
                                                                                                                                      Assessment                                                            MYP: Moderation &                                                            iLife and iWork in
                     JOB ALIKE                            Programme                Updates                 Developments                                    Management System              MYP                                                  OCC                 Coordinator
                                                                                                                                     Administration                                                          Monitoring Issues                                                        Project-Based Learning

                                                                              DIV PRINCIPALS &
                                  Target Audience:          HEADS                                                DP                       DP                        DP                      MYP                     MYP                       PYP                      PYP                      ALL
                                      Venue:              Riverfront 1             Lyrebird                 Riverfront 2            Grand Ballroom              Riverfront 3               Falcon                 Paradiso                  Cardinal                 Swallow                 Kingfisher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tania Lattanzio &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Simone Emmison &
                                                         Wendy Xerri           Edward Lawless                 Graeme                  Mike Clarke             Judith Fabian                                                             Mignon Weckert
                                                                                                                                                                                     Malcolm Nicolson        Jennifer Giddings                                   Jenan Al-Hadda              Apple Inc.

                                   14:15 - 15:15
                     SESSION 8                                                   Professional              An Update on
                                                                                                                                                             IB Programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publishing Student
                     JOB ALIKE                       IB Exam Component                                                            Developments in the      Continuum and New                                Global Developments       PYP Information for      Introducing IB's New
                                                                               Development &                Assessment                                                              MYP Developments                                                                                   Voices - Podcasting in
                                                     Management System                                                              Hexagon Core               Programme                                         in the PYP           Interested Schools              Identity
                                                                              Research Initiatives         Administration                                                                                                                                                                  the Classroom
                                                                              DIV PRINCIPALS &
                                  Target Audience:          HEADS                                                DP                       DP                       MYP                      MYP                     PYP                       PYP                      ALL                      ALL
                                      Venue:              Riverfront 3             Lyrebird               Grand Ballroom              Riverfront 2              Riverfront 1               Swallow                Cardinal                  Paradiso                  Falcon                 Kingfisher
                       TEA         15:15 - 15:45                                                                                                                            TEA, Level 4
                                                                                                                                   Shalini Ghosh &
                                                          Eric Bohm              Grant Pereira         Marcia Behrenbruch
                                                                                                                                     Manoharan                 Park Eason            Damian Rentoule          Simon Scoones             Deepak M. Babu             Zoe Badcock               Apple Inc.
                                                                                                         & Kerry Bolger

                                                                                                         Sustainability – the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Does Sustainability
                     SESSION 9     15:45 - 16:45                                                          New Educational                                                              Environmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Learning to be Good     Mean Sacrifice? An
                                                                                                         Imperative – More                                                          Sustainability through       Education for
                                                                                                                                 Bringing Environment       Joint Water Deficits                                                      Students: An Ecological      Example of
                                                                                                             Than Just                                                              Improved Pedagogy:          Environmental
                                                       Plenary Follow-up       Plenary Follow-up                                 Sensitive Learning into     Project Based on                                                            and Evolutionary         Environmental               iLife '08
                                                                                                           Environmental                                                           Purposeful Portfolios in Sustainability: Making it
                                                                                                                                      Mainstream             Challenge 20/20                                                              Perspective on      Education Across Two
                                                                                                          Education and No                                                         a Professional Learning     Work in Practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sustainability       IB Programmes in
                                                                                                         Longer an Optional                                                              Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   South India.

                                      Venue:            Grand Ballroom            Riverfront 1              Riverfront 2              Riverfront 3               Lyrebird                  Swallow                Cardinal                  Paradiso                  Falcon                 Kingfisher
                                   18:30 - 19:00                                                                                                                    PRE-DINNER DRINKS

                    GALA DINNER                                                                                                                       GALA DINNER WITH OPENING WORDS BY
                                   19:00 - 22:00
                                                                                                                                                           Waterfront Ballroom, Level 2

                                                                                                                                        Keynote Speaker:
                     PLENARY 6
                                    9:00 - 10:15                                                           Kartikeya V. Sarabhai - Founder, Indian Centre for Environmental Education
                                                                                                                 "Education for Sustainable Development: The Challenge Ahead"

                                      Venue:                                                                                                                      Grand Ballroom, Level 4
                       TEA         10:15 - 10:45                                                                                                                       TEA, Level 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ong Teck Chin, Lim
                                                                                 Grant Pereira
                                                     Kartikeya V. Sarabhai                               Richard Hartung          Anthony Skillicorn           Park Eason            Lister W. Hannah       Eng Kong & Yvonne           Simon Scoones           Damian Rentoule              Apple Inc.
Monday, October 8


                    SESSION 10     10:45 - 11:45                                                                                                                                                             The Anglo-Chinese
                                                                                                          Roots and Shoots:                                                                                 School (Independent)
                                                                                                                                                                                   Homo Sapiens and the                                   Education for         Sustainability through
                                                       Plenary Follow-up                               leveraging the power of                              Joint Water Deficits                            Overseas Education                                                           Publishing Student
                                                                                                                                  From Grade 5 to the                              Imperative to Educate                                 Environmental          Improved Pedagogy:
                                                        Discussion: The        Plenary Follow-up             youth for the                                   Project Based on                                  Programme: An                                                            Voices - Podcasting in
                                                                                                                                     Smithsonian                                     for a Sustainable                               Sustainability: Making it Purposeful Portfolios in
                                                       Challenge Ahead                                 environment, animals &                                Challenge 20/20                                 Initiative to Support                                                          the Classroom
                                                                                                                                                                                           Future                                       Work in Practice       a Professional Learning
                                                                                                           our communities                                                                                      Environmental

                                      Venue:            Grand Ballroom            Riverfront 1              Riverfront 2              Riverfront 3               Lyrebird                  Swallow                Cardinal                  Paradiso                  Falcon                 Kingfisher

                                                                                                                                             Judith Fabian - IB Academic Director
                                                                                                                                                  "The IB Community Theme"
                     PLENARY 7     12:00 - 12:45
                                                                                                                                     Judith Guy - IB Asia Pacific Regional Director
                                      Venue:                                                                                                                      Grand Ballroom, Level 4
                      LUNCH        12:00 - 13:00                                                                                                                         LUNCH, Level 4

5 – 8 October 2007, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Names appear alphabetically according to family name of the presenter

Deepak M. Babu
IB Diploma Coordinator
Bangalore International School, Bangalore, India

Session 1: Cardinal Room, Level 3
Session 9: Paradiso Room, Level 3

Learning to be Good Students: an ecological and evolutionary perspective on sustainability
Learning is an exercise in humility. A person, who purports to already have the answers, or even to know a priori which questions to ask,
makes a poor student. That industrialized societies are pushing the world to a point of non-sustainability is something we have known for
many decades now. However, we accelerate toward this point, seemingly without the ability or the willingness to apply the brakes. We do
not have the right answers. Perhaps we are also asking the wrong questions. Perhaps, at a very basic level, our industrialized societies
make poor students. This paper argues that, despite our manifest cultural differences, industrialized societies are uniformly guilty of a hubris
that makes us believe that we know the questions to ask and, consequently, that we can find the answers we seek. This hubris makes us
look down upon those who might actually have the questions and answers to the problems that now ail us. And our societies are also guilty
of being so enslaved to the technology that now drives us that we are unable to re-evaluate this dependency. Having critiqued the attitudes
of our industrialized societies, the paper proceeds to consider a place for humans and their societies that is robust, from an ecological and
evolutionary perspective. The role of education in the development of a conviction regarding this ecological and evolutionary perspective
Deepak M. Babu completed a B. Tech (ME) from IIT, Bombay and a M.S.E (ME) from the University of Texas, Austin. He has done
research in the areas of Appropriate Technology, Synthesis of Coupler Curves, Robotics, and Control. He taught at the undergraduate level
for three years before moving to teach Mathematics and Physics at the high school level. Since 1999 Deepak has been involved with
grassroots movements addressing issues related to peacemaking, human rights, and environmental sustainability. As a teacher, he enjoys
bringing these issues to bear on the subjects he teaches, both in class and while mentoring his students.

Dr. Zoe Badcock
Teacher of Environmental Science
The Riverside School, Zurich, Switzerland

Session 1: Paradiso Room, Level 3
Session 9: Falcon Room, Level 3

Does Sustainability Mean Sacrifice? An Example of Environmental Education Across Two IB Programmes in South India

Local examples are a powerful tool in the teaching of sustainability in IBO programmes. At KIS Grade 9 students travelled to the coast of
Tamil Nadu to visit a reptile conservation project, a snake hunting Adivasi cooperative and met individuals in Auroville who had given their
lives to work on a forestation, organic gardening, soil and water conservation and environmental building research. The students focus was
the guiding question, ―Does sustainability mean sacrifice?‖ Kodaikanal is located in a Global Biodiversity Hotspot but is at the heart of
human interference in a complex set of ecosystems known as ―sholas‖. Here, tropical montane evergreen rainforests form a patchwork with
tropical montane grasslands. Heavy population pressure has caused loss of biodiversity in some of the less leech-prone forests while the
grasslands have suffered from plantation forestry. For over 20 years the Vatakanal Conservation Trust (VCT) has worked to preserve and
restore these ecosystems. They provide an example of the importance of community education to help restore the sholas. This provides an
interesting set of local examples for Diploma students to study. Linking the MYP and DP is possible with the practical opportunities of C&S
and CAS. Projects were set up with VCT to help improve and restore these ecosystems. Students were challenged to wonder why cutting
down trees could possibly help the environment. Long-term planning is often a concept alien to children and so these projects gave the
Dr. Zoe Badcock gained her Ph.D. in Plant Evolutionary Biology and Taxonomy at Glasgow University where she worked closely with
researchers at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh and Kew. An urge to see the natural environments that she had studied took her
around the world visiting the temperate rainforests of the Andes, Canada and New Zealand, the arctic-alpine flora of mountain tops in 3
continents and the tropical rainforests of Malaysia and India amongst other ecosystems. At Kodaikanal International School, she taught
Environmental Systems and coordinated the successful introduction of the MYP. She now works at the Riverside School in Switzerland
teaching MYP Science, AP Biology and Environmental Science and continues to examine the IB Diploma in Environmental Systems.

Jeffrey Beard
Director General
Plenary 1: Grand Ballroom, Level 4
Session 2 & 5: Riverfront 1, Level 2

What’s Happening Across the IB: An Update from the Director General

The IB Director General and his leadership team have worked to implement the three core areas of the IB Strategic Plan for managing
growth – Quality, Access and Infrastructure. These sessions will provide updates on progress in these areas around the world.

Jeffrey R Beard has been Director General of the IBO since January 2006. Previous to this post, Mr Beard was the Division President
and Chief Operating Officer for one of the major operating divisions of Syngenta AG, a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable
agriculture through innovative research and technology, based in Basel, Switzerland. His move to the IBO represents an opportunity for
him to apply his management knowledge and experience to international education, an area to which he is greatly committed. Born and
educated in the USA, Jeffrey Beard graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1972 with a bachelor of science in analytical management,
and has two graduate degrees, including an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. His business career includes roles of increasing
responsibility in Procter & Gamble and Pioneer Hi-bred International, Inc. where he developed his cross-functional management experience
and understanding of strategic planning, thinking and delivery. His most recent assignment at Syngenta has been running a US$1.6 billion
operating division, with global responsibility for all functions including research and development, supply chain, sales and marketing.
Further to his proven record of successfully managing an international business, he has also demonstrated the ability to raise development

Anne Beruldsen &                                                                                                                               Anne Marie Denton

PYP coordinator                                                                                                                                Middle Years Curriculum
St Leonard's College, Melbourne, Australia                                                                                                     St Leonard's College, Melbourne, Australia

Session 1: Falcon Room, Level 3
Session 4: Paradiso, Level 3

Making a Difference – a continuum of interdisciplinary learning from ELC to year 10 based on sustainability
St Leonard's College has developed a whole school focus on sustainability. We use sustainability as an over arching concept to guide
inquiry and multidisciplinary teaching and learning from the ELC to Year 10. Sustainability also serves as our point of reflection and action
and is embedded in our planning documents. The philosophical foundation of our whole school is the Reggio Emilia approach. We view
students of all ages as rich and powerful learners; we believe that there are a hundred languages of children and that the environment is the
third teacher. We believe that this philosophy is just as relevant to 13 and 14 year olds as to 3 and 4 year olds. This workshop will offer a
snapshot of programs across the school using inquiry, integrated learning and backwards by design. It will feature integrated programs in
years 7 and 8 incorporating mathematics, science, humanities, arts and technology focusing on ‗truth and evidence‘ and ‗change through
history‘ respectively. It will offer an overview of the global sustainability course for year 9 and 10 students integrating history, geography and
business studies. Participants will also be introduced to CUE (Community, urban and environment) program for years 9 and 10, and
―Scinglish‖ – the integrated year 10 Science and English programme.
Anne Beruldsen has a BEd with majors in music and literacy. She has over 25 years of primary teaching experience, mainly in
disadvantaged schools. She has completed training as an Early Years literacy coordinator, First Steps and THRASS and has advanced
studies in education leadership. Anne has been PYP coordinator through the candidature and authorisation of St Leonard's College.

Anne Marie Denton received her BEd from Melbourne University with a major in geography. She has 25 years of experience with her
focus on multidisciplinary, inquiring learning for middle school students. She has presented at conferences on the Middle Years of
Schooling and in 2005, attended the Fall Forum of the Coalition of Essential Schools in Boston.

Eric Bohm
World Wildlife Foundation, HK
Plenary 3, Session 4 & 9: Grand Ballroom, Level 4

WWF’s Education Objectives

World Wildlife Fund – Hong Kong is unique in their provision of educational programmes and resources. 25% of our operating budget is
spent on education programmes, focusing upon Problem-Based Learning techniques with specific designs for sustainable development and
life style. We manage the Mai Po Nature Reserve consisting of 400+ hectares of Ramsar designated wetlands and also operate a
―classroom on the sea‖ at Hoi Ha and Island House in Tai Po. With facilities designed to enhance students‘ learning and experience, our
role is to bring practical scientific solutions to environmental problems in terms of habitat and species. We try to overcome the ―fear‖ some
students have of science using a strategic alliance with a university in HK who use our facilities as a living laboratory, which is in use when
primary and secondary students are on site. WWF HK & China also write the conservation/environment curriculum for over 500,000 schools
in HK & China.
Eric Bohm is a Canadian who began his career in banking and other industrial sectors prior to moving to HK 26 years ago. In HK he was
the International Financial Controller to a wealthy entrepreneur, responsible for operational management of companies on a global basis as
well as investment policies, and efficient tax planning. The core businesses were sold to Sara Lee Corp. and he was retained as the CEO
of a unique R&D facility. Mr. Bohm left Sara Lee in 2004 to take up the restructuring of WWF in HK using his many years of experience in
both business and NGO‟s Mr. Bohm is married with one daughter practicing medicine in the UK. His wife, Diane, is an educator in HK and
has led the move to the IB Diploma in the English Schools Foundation. His outside interests include Egyptology, history, classical musical
theatre-set building and ice hockey.

Kerry Bolger &                                                                                                                                       Marcia Behrenbruch
Head of Campus                                                                                                                                       Deputy Head of Campus
St Leonard's College, Melbourne, Australia                                                                                                           St Leonard's College, Melbourne, Australia

Session 4: Riverfront 3, Level 2
Session 9: Riverfront 2, Level 2

Sustainability: the new educational imperative – more than just environmental education and no longer an optional extra!

This workshop explores one school‘s journey towards providing students from the early years through secondary schooling with a
constructivist learning environment that places sustainability at the centre of teaching and learning. The workshop is designed to challenge
us to look at a new paradigm for structuring inquiry-based integrated programs and to consider a new image of the child as a powerful
learner, an agent of change and someone who can make a difference. We have developed sustainability ―rings of interaction‘ - a tool based
on the Earth Charter which we use to guide our whole school adherence to sustainable education. Our teachers and students use this tool
to develop questions for inquiry and to powerfully integrate the disciplines whilst considering personal, socio-cultural, urban and natural
sustainability issues. The rings form the heart of our model for school reform. It is a tool used to guide reflection on our policies, practices
and programmes at every level. Our change to sustainable education as our driving concept also led to the design of buildings that support
both the environment and our new teaching and learning styles. A multimedia presentation will also feature students from our school
explaining our model of sustainability as inquiry. St Leonard's College was awarded the 2004 Australian Sustainable School of the Year by
Kerry Bolger has 35 years teaching experience in primary and secondary settings in Victoria and overseas in the United Kingdom. He has
degrees in Economics and Special Education from La Trobe and Monash Universities. He co-authored the St Leonard‟s College
sustainability model of teaching and learning with Marcia Behrenbruch. He received a National Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006 for
his leadership promoting sustainability. He is currently the independent school representative on the National Environmental Education

Marcia Behrenbruch has 30 years teaching experience in primary and secondary education, in Australia, Vietnam, Canada and the
Netherlands. She was awarded a National Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998. She has degrees in science, education and is currently
completing a doctorate in education at Melbourne University. She is a PYP trainer who has led workshops in Educational Leadership,
Teaching and Learning and Inquiry throughout the Asia Pacific area. Both Kerry and Marcia are practising teachers ranging from ELC to
year 10 and guided their school through the authorisation process.

Mike Clarke
Curriculum Area Manager, Hexagon Core
IB Cardiff, UK

Session 5: Grand Ballroom, Level 4
Session 8: Riverfront 2, Level 2

Developments in the hexagon core
The focus of this session will be on recent and forthcoming developments in the hexagon core: creativity, action, service; extended essay
and theory of knowledge. Emphasis will be placed upon changes in the forthcoming CAS guide, including a new emphasis on learning
outcomes. Key changes in the recent EE guide will be highlighted; there will also be some discussion of the requirements of the new TOK
scheme, being assessed for the first time in May 2008. The session will include time for questions.

Mike Clarke is curriculum area manager for the hexagon core (TOK, extended essay and CAS) based in Cardiff, UK. He has worked for
the IBO since 1998, previously as subject area manager for TOK and group 6 (the arts). Before joining the IBO he spent 20 years working
as a teacher and adviser in film, television and media education.

Colette Crosbie
Assessment Administration Manager, MYP
IB Cardiff, UK
Session 5: Cardinal, Level 3
Session 7: Paradiso, Level 3

Moderation in the PYP

Colette Crosbie is assessment administration manager for the Middle Years Programme. She has worked for the IB since 1997, beginning
in Examinations Administration, then Coordinator Help Desk, before moving to the MYP in 2002. Before joining the IB, Colette taught
Spanish, French and English in the UK and overseas.

Graeme Donnan
Head of Examinations Administration
IB Cardiff, UK

Session 7 & 8: Grand Ballroom, Level 4

Diploma Programme: an update on assessment administration

The IB continues to explore and implement ways to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness in the delivery and administration of
assessment for the Diploma Programme. Increasingly, emphasis is being placed on the use of technology, in addition to making simple
changes to procedures that assist both coordinators and the IB in the delivery of two examination sessions each year. This session will
provide an update on administration issues, describe some plans for change and provide an opportunity for Diploma Programme
coordinators to put forward their views. Most importantly the session is for coordinators to raise issues of their own concerning the
administration of the Diploma Programme. The session will focus exclusively on administration and will not refer to either curriculum or
assessment policy. The format is intended as an interaction with coordinators, rather than a presentation.

After graduating from university, instructing in the army and teaching in the United Kingdom for several years Graeme Donnan taught
Geography, Psychology and Theory of Knowledge in IB World Schools during the nineteen-eighties. Graeme's first acquaintance with the
IB Diploma Programme came in 1982 when he began teaching at the International School of Moshi in Tanzania. While at Moshi, he was
also responsible for the school's very active outdoor pursuits programme. After three years at Moshi, he moved on to IB World Schools in
El Salvador and then Jordan before joining the IBO in 1990 as a Subject Area Manager for Group 3 subjects. For many years Graeme has
been the Head of the Examinations Administration Department at IB Cardiff.

Park Eason
Science Teacher
KIS – KIS International School, Bangkok, Thailand
Session 9 & 10: Lyrebird Room, Level 3

Joint Water Deficits Project Based on Challenge 20/20
This session will feature a joint water project that was created by the teachers at Washington International School (WIS) and KIS
International School (KIS) under the Challenge 20/20 program run by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). WIS and
KIS are situated in the watersheds of major rivers, the Potomac and the Chao Phraya. Using internet communication this project brings
schools on opposite sides of the planet together to confront the challenge of water deficits. One impact of the research was to open up the
students‘ appreciation of how use and misuse of water by one community could easily affect the fate of others downstream leading to
significant regional issues, or if a national border was involved, international disputes. Their research highlighted the necessity for looking
at both current affairs and historical events with an ―environmental lens‖ thus opening people‘s eyes to both current and historical conflicts
whose genesis includes or included competition over water. Our proposed solution to the problem of water deficits starts with the actions
that individuals can take to solve the problem then builds on that to consider the actions that local, regional, national and international
organizations can take. This was a tremendous growth experience for our students, in not only learning about the importance of water and
the environment in their own community, but in learning how some issues are universal, some are geographically specific. The students
Park Eason has been an educator for many years now. He originally began as a 7th grade Math/Science in Ann Arbour, Michigan. In
New York City he has worked establishing new science programs originally for “alternative to incarceration students”. Other science
programs he created were for the small school movement in arena of international schools. His MYP work with KIS in Bangkok is his first
exposure to the IBO program.

Simone Emmison &                                                                                                                             Jenan Al Haddad
Head of Communications                                                                                                                       Communications Manager
IB Cardiff, UK                                                                                                                               IB Cardiff, UK

Session 2: Riverfront 2, Level 2
Session 8: Falcon, Level 3

Introducing the IB’s New Identity

Come and learn more about IB's new identity! The research, design and messages behind the IB's new look will be presented. Video
interviews, new brochures and a new IB video will be used to tell the story behind "What can I Be?‖ A question and answer session will be
held after the presentation to answer any questions you may have about the new identity.
Simone Emmison is head of communications for the International Baccalaureate. She has been involved in recent initiatives to improve
the way in which the IB explains and promotes IB programmes to its key stakeholder groups and manages staff in the global
communications function. She holds a Chartered Institute of Marketing postgraduate diploma and has a background in marketing and
communications in non-profit organizations. She read modern languages at Oxford University, UK, and currently lives in Santiago, Chile,
with her husband Diego and sons Felipe and Santiago.
Jenan Al-Haddad is communications manager for the International Baccalaureate. She works as part of a global team that facilitates
communications activities across the IB community to ensure a seamless sharing of information. Jenan holds a degree in European
business studies from University of Wales, Swansea and lives in Cardiff with her husband Dan and 2 year old son called Gianluca

Judith Fabian
Academic Director
IB Cardiff, UK
Session 2 & Closing Plenary: Grand Ballroom, Level 4
Session 5: Lyrebird, Level 3
Session 7 & 8: Riverfront 1, Level 2

Academic Developments across the Continuum
This session provides an opportunity to meet with the Academic Director of the IB to hear about, and discuss, the development of the IB
programme continuum and new IB projects in and across the respective programmes.
Judith Fabian became Academic Director of the IB in June 2007 after three years as Head of Programme Development in the IB Cardiff
office. Before joining the IB in 2004, Judith taught English A1 and TOK in international schools in the Netherlands, Jordan, Tanzania and
Germany. She was High School Principal at the International School of Tanganyika and Munich International School, overseeing the
implementation of the MYP in grades 9 and 10 in both schools. Prior to her work in international schools, Judith was a deputy head teacher
and taught English and drama in state schools in London, UK. She has a first degree in law from the University of Nottingham, and a
Masters degree in education from Goldsmith‟s College, University of London.

Bill Fenton
PYP Associate Regional Manager
IB Asia Pacific, Singapore
Session 7: Cardinal, Level 3

Effective Use of the OCC for the PYP

Bill Fenton is currently an Associate Regional Manager for PYP. Before joining the IB, he worked in a variety of roles New Zealand,
Germany, Norway, Colombia and Qatar. He has been associated with PYP since 1994 and has supported the programme as a visitor and
workshop leader in all IB regions.

Nigel Forbes-Harper &                                                                                                                      Stephen Keegan
DP Regional Manager                                                                                                                        DP Associate Regional Manager
IB Asia Pacific, Singapore                                                                                                                 IB Asia Pacific, Singapore

Session 2: Cardinal, Level 3

Application & Programme Implementation – Interested & Candidate Schools
Nigel Forbes-Harper is currently the Diploma Manager for IB Asia-Pacific. Prior to working for the IB he was Senior School Principal at
Prem Tisulanonda International School in Thailand and has also worked in schools in Turkey, PNG, UK and Australia.

Stephen Keegan joined the IB in July 2007. Prior to that, he was head of high school and IB Diploma coordinator at the International
School of Suva, Fiji. Stephen has worked in a number of IB and international schools in and out of the region, including schools in Hong
Kong, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand and Argentina. Stephen is mathematics major from Sydney University and he has an MA in curriculum
and teaching from Michigan State University.

Jennifer Giddings
Head of Primary Years Programme
IB Cardiff, UK
Session 2: Lyrebird, Level 3
Session 8: Cardinal, Level 3

Global Developments in the PYP
As Head of the PYP, Jennifer Giddings has been managing the development of the PYP at IBCA in Cardiff since August 1997. She was
most recently teaching at the United Nations International School in New York where she was a science teacher and IB Diploma
Programme coordinator. During that time she was an assistant examiner in biology for the IBO. Her teaching experience includes postings
in Europe, Bermuda and the USA, and spans primary, middle and secondary levels. Her teacher‟s certificate was awarded by the University
of Wales, UK. Her MA in science and mathematics education was awarded by Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Shalini Ghosh &                                                                                                                            Manoharan Karthigasu
Grade 5 Teacher                                                                                                                            Grade 5 Coordinator,
Sekolah Bina Nusantara, Jakarta, Indonesia                                                                                                 Dean of Student EL Division
Sekolah Bina Nusantara, Jakarta, Indonesia

Session 4 & 6: Riverfront 3, Level 2

Bringing Environment Sensitive Learning into Mainstream

Despite the strong impetus given to environmental education as early as 1980, initiatives by promoters of this field have not had an
enduring impact on the curriculum of schools. It is important to recognize that those responsible for designing and implementing
programmes are faced with the difficulties of finding space for environmental education. Schools in many countries in the world, struggle to
introduce this innovative form of education into the mainstream curriculum. Research suggests that the existing curriculum culture and
structures of schooling conflict with the nature and principles of environmental education. So what should be done then? The answers are in
the hands of those who deliver the curriculum. Give the approaches any names you want, Education by the Environment (Positivist
Approach), Education in the Environment (Interpretivist Approach) and Education for the Environment (Critical Approach) the need today is
for the ongoing life-long learning that we, as educators, advocate. There is no time anymore to debate which approach is the best. It is for
us as educators to mould our learning engagements in a way that students do not encounter any half-truths about our environmental
processes and systems. Cross-cultural and multinational varieties cannot be ignored. The innate urge to make a difference in their own
Shalini Ghosh received her Masters in Science specializing in Botany from the Delhi University. She went on to be trained as a teacher of
Biology and Science to High School and Middle School students. She had the opportunity to be exposed to Waste Management Problems
and Solutions at the Indian Institute of Technology and took it upon herself to start an environment consciousness at school in the form of a
programme called “Bija” (meaning „the seed‟) under the guidance of Dr. Vandana Shiva, an environmental activist. After training teachers to
use multimedia in classroom effectively as a tool to help build their various skills she felt empowered with the teaching aids of the new
generation and came back to working with students. Her association with the IB as a teacher and a parent, across the three programmes
aids her in generating, with her students, a critical approach towards environmental sustainability.

Manoharan Karthigasu has a degree in Computing and Information Systems (University of London), a Graduate Certificate in Parent
Leadership Education (University of Swinburne, Australia), a Diploma in Biblical Studies (UK), and is completing a Masters of Education in
Science and Environment (Deakin University, Australia). After completing his studies, he proceeded to work as a Counsellor with a Non
Profit Organization (International Churches of Christ and HOPE Worldwide) and since 1992 he has worked with teens and parents in
regards to effective communication. He has also worked in various capacities to raise awareness and funds for poverty eradication
thorough HOPE Worldwide. He has been conducting training and seminars for the last 12 years in various countries such as United
Kingdom, Australia and in the Asia Pacific region. He has spent the last 2 years working with the IB Program and feels its vision and
mission correlates with his own conviction in working with young people.

Judith Guy                                                                                                                                      Regional Representatives

Regional Director                                                                                                                               Kyoko Bernard (Japan/Korea)
IB Asia Pacific, Singapore                                                                                                                      Farzana Dohadwalla (South Asia)
Wang Hong (China/Mongolia)                                                                                                                      Wang Hong (China/Mongolia)
                                                                                                                                                Greg Valentine (Australasia)
Session 7: Lyrebird, Level 3

University Recognition Updates
Judith Guy is currently the Regional Director for the International Baccalaureate Organization in the Asia Pacific Region. Judith has
degrees in Biochemistry and Plant Physiology with a Masters in Education. Through her earlier experiences in the South Pacific, she
developed a committed interest in educational development and comparative education. Her first teaching position was with Volunteer
Service Abroad in Western Samoa. Within education, Judith has had a variety of roles. These have included teaching middle and high
school science, curriculum and IBO programme coordination, university and college counseling, working as a Community Health Education
Officer, and lecturing at the Cook Islands Teachers College. She has taught and worked as an Administrator in national and international
schools in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Western Samoa and the Cook Islands.

David Hales
College of the Atlantic, USA
Plenary 5 & Session 6: Grand Ballroom, Level 4

The Role of Higher Education in Achieving Sustainability

When the history of the 21st century is written, it will be dominated by a single characteristic - the exponential increase in the pace and
magnitude of change. In the last years of the 20th century a number of factors have interacted to create an environment of revolutionary
change never before experienced by humans or natural systems. No major natural system of this planet remains untouched by human
activity. The human claim on primary productivity of this planet is greater than at any time in history. The momentum of human population
growth is staggeringly difficult to comprehend, and the potential for violence and the imperative for peace have never been greater. We
have a limited window of opportunity. We are unprepared philosophically and institutionally for the choices and decisions we must make.
The institutions of education must lead our response to this challenge. If we are successful, it will not be because of the values upon which
we are based or because of our vision for the future. It will be because of what we do. We educate. We are not here to prepare students to
live in the world as it will be - we are here to prepare students to shape the world in which they will live.
David Hales was inaugurated as the fifth president of College of the Atlantic in 2006. Under his leadership, College of the Atlantic is the
first university in the United States to become a “NetZero” emitter of greenhouse gases, and one of the first institutions in the United States
to commit to being 100% reliant on renewable energy by 2015.
President Hales has held numerous positions promoting sustainability nationally and internationally. Most recently, Hales has been Counsel
for Sustainability Policy to Worldwatch Institute, an independent research organization focused on energy, resource and environmental
issues. Previously, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks of the United States Department of the Interior,
was Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and directed environmental policy and sustainability programs of the United
States Agency for International Development. From 1980 to 1987, Hales held the Samuel Trask Dana Chair of Natural Resources at the
University of Michigan. He has represented the United States in multilateral negotiations, including the Framework Convention on Climate
Change, the Convention on Biodiversity, the Convention to Prevent Desertification, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered
Species, Rio Plus 5 and Habitat II, as well as in meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, Economic and Social Council,
Commission on Human Settlements and Commission on Sustainable Development.

Lister W. Hannah
President Emeritus
Prem Tinsulanonda Center for International Education, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Session 4: Lyrebird, Level 3
Session 10: Swallow, Level 3

Homo Sapiens and the Imperative to Educate for a Sustainable Future
We are confronting an unsustainable future, be it due to the use of weapons of mass destruction or to climate change caused by global
warming. Both have been created by humankind. However, both are potentially containable and remediable. The argument in this
presentation is that education for a sustainable future should be a driving element in any school mission. This presentation first of all sets
out to place us, homo sapiens, in an evolutionary and historical context, thus offering some explanation why we find ourselves in this
predicament. Further, it addresses why education has to be genuinely transformative if far-reaching and lasting changes in our life-styles
are to occur. The presentation then addresses ―sustainability‖, an all encompassing concept because it relates to everything we do. The
challenge is to shape an approach to tackling sustainability and educating for sustainability in a manner which is comprehensible in its
simplicity while not compromising the underlying complexity. An approach taken by Alan AtKisson provides a starting point. Using the
metaphor of the compass, he breaks ―sustainability‖ into four interdependent domains, the Natural, Economic, Social and personal Well-
being, covering all aspects of life. This holistic framework provides a platform from which to apply systems thinking and strategies for
developing structured decision-making – and to navigate towards an understanding of ―sustainability‖. The implementation of this approach

Lister Hannah is the founding President of the Prem Center and now President Emeritus. He has headed international, public and
independent schools world-wide since 1972. Since 1976 he has been involved with the IB, initially the Diploma, later the MYP and the PYP
as well. Throughout he has promoted environmental, and now sustainability, awareness in primary and secondary schooling. In the late
„70s, early 80s this was mainly through a UNEP grant used to link environmental education in two international schools in New York and
Moshi, Tanzania respectively; in the late 80s, early 90s, he worked with Jane Goodall to introduce her “Roots and Shoots” initiative to
Europe; later he applied the Swedish-based Natural Step approach to developing a sustainable campus in Australia; and more recently,
with the Prem Center in Thailand, he has been exploring Alan AtKisson‟s tools for gaining a practical and holistic understanding of
educating for a sustainable future.

Richard L. Hartung
Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) (JGIS is in the midst of registration)
Plenary 3: Grand Ballroom, Level 4
Session 6 & 10: Riverfront 2, Level 2

Roots & Shoots: leveraging the power of youth for the environment, animals & our communities
The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With tens
of thousands of young people in almost 100 countries, Roots & Shoots connects youth of all ages who share a common desire to help
make our world a better place. Roots & Shoots is guided by the founding principles and extraordinary vision of Dr. Jane Goodall, renowned
primatologist and environmentalist. The program not only motivates young people to learn about pertinent issues facing our local and global
communities, but helps them actually design, lead and implement their own projects as a means of solving them The flexible Roots &
Shoots model lets members customize projects to meet their individual and group needs. Roots & Shoots groups can be set up
independently, or existing student conservation groups can join Roots & Shoots to leverage its wealth of resources, tools and networking
opportunities. The uniquely designed program connects people in a vibrant global network and offers opportunities for every individual to
learn about environmental, animal and humanitarian issues affecting our world, share insights and ideas for making positive change
happen. In this session, the presenter will provide background information about Roots & Shoots, outline the resources and networking
available through Roots & Shoots, give examples of Roots & Shoots programs at schools, and explain how to join Roots & Shoots.
Richard Hartung has coordinated establishment of the Jane Goodall Institute in Singapore and will become president upon completion of
registration. In his role with JGIS he actively works with schools in Singapore to establish and expand Roots & Shoots programs. Richard is
also the president of the Stanford Club of Singapore, treasurer of the American Association of Singapore and a volunteer with Food from
the Heart. He has a BA from Pomona College and an MBA from Stanford University. In his role as managing director of AsiaPay Solutions
and with over 20 years experience in retail financial services, Richard works with financial institutions and industry service providers on
strategy, benchmarking, back office enhancement and risk management for credit cards and payment products.

Michael Hirsch
MYP Coordinator / MYP Humanities Teacher
KIS International School, Bangkok, Thailand
Session 1: Riverfront 3, Level 2
Session 4: Cardinal, Level 3

Polluters vs. Environmentalists: avoiding a harmful dichotomy

In exploring environmental issues, too frequently a false and harmful dichotomy is drawn between polluters and environmentalists: polluters
are portrayed as evil and greedy, and environmentalists are portrayed as enlightened and altruistic. This false dichotomy is overly simplistic
and serves our students poorly as they go into a world where they will need to struggle with decisions about how to legislate and live. In the
real world students will face decision that have a huge range of humanitarian, environmental, and economic variables – these decisions will
require a great deal more thought than simply whether they want to leave the earth in good condition for their grandchildren or not. This
presentation will draw upon the work of Dewey, Glasser, and Vygotsky as it explores the process by which an MYP class researched for and
participated in two formal debates that explored local environmental issues. Workshop participants will discuss and evaluate the teaching
strategies used in supporting the development of internet searching, note-taking, source evaluation, debate, and citation skills, as well as
sharing their own approaches. After discussing the strategies used in investigating the environmental issues in this unit, and discussing the
implementation and assessment of the unit‘s debate-based summative assessment, workshop participants will brainstorm and discuss local
environmental issues that could be used within the context of units they are already teaching.
Michael Hirsch is the MYP Coordinator at KIS International School, and is in his third year of teaching MYP Humanities with the IB
program. Michael is in his seventh year as an international school teacher, having taught in Honduras and Thailand. He is a graduate of the
University of Iowa‟s School of Education, specializing in Secondary Social Studies Education, has earned a Masters Degree in Education
through Framingham State College, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Educational Administration through Michigan State University.

Tania Lattanzio &                                                                                                                                Mignon Weckert
PYP Associate Regional Manager                                                                                                                   PYP Regional Manager
IB Asia Pacific, Singapore                                                                                                                       IB Asia Pacific, Singapore

Session 5: Swallow, Level 3
PYP Evaluation Process – Issues and Perspectives for PYP Authorised Schools

Session 8: Paradiso, Level 3
PYP Information for Interested Schools
Tania Lattanzio is the PYP Associate Regional Manager for IB Asia Pacific since 2005. Her portfolio includes overseeing professional
development for PYP in the region. Prior to joining the IB, she was the PYP coordinator at the United Nations International School of Hanoi
where she taught English as an Additional Language to Grade Two students. Before this, she was the PYP Coordinator and kindergarten
teacher at The International School of Bogor. At her time in Bogor, she led the school from implementation of PYP through to
authorisation. Tania recently completed her Masters in Education.
Mignon Weckert has been involved in teaching/education for the past 28 years. This has included teaching students from 5 years to 12
years of age, the role of deputy principal, writing of mathematics and religious education curriculum guidelines for schools in Australia,
numeracy adviser for independent schools in Australia, presenter of the MLATS professional development course for K to Year 12
teachers, PYP coordinator, PYP workshop leader throughout the Asia Pacific region, member of IB Cardiff‟s PYP committee and curriculum
development, PYP Associate Regional Manager and PYP Regional Manager for IB Asia Pacific from August 2007.

Edward Lawless
Professional Development Manager
IB Asia Pacific, Singapore

Session 8: Lyrebird, Level 3

IB Professional Development & Research Initiatives

Edward Lawless received his BA in English Literature and Education from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York and his MA from the
University of Rochester. After teaching secondary English in the New York State public school system, he began his IB experience in 1987
as Head of English at the American International School on the Cote d‟Azure. Over the next twenty years he has enjoyed a variety of
international education roles: as an IB English and TOK teacher at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore, as the Head
of English at Hale School in Perth, and as Head of Senior School at All Saints Anglican School on the Gold Coast. He has been the Asia
Pacific regional Professional Development Manager since January 2006.

Li Bin
Deputy Head
Chinese International School, Hong Kong

Session 5: Paradiso, Level 3
MYP Evaluation Process – Issues and Perspectives for MYP Authorised Schools

Session 7: Falcon, Level 3
Language Issues in the MYP
Li Bin is the Deputy Head of Chinese International School in Hong Kong. She was formerly the MYP Programme Manager for IB Asia-
Pacific region. Before joining the IB four years ago, she spent twelve years at Beijing No. 55 Middle School‟s International Section, where
she served as Director, IBMYP Head, IBDP CAS Coordinator, Department Head for Language B, and Teacher of English and Chinese as
second languages.

James MacDonald
Deputy Headmaster
Yokohama International School, Japan

Session 1: Lyrebird, Level 3
Session 6: Swallow, Level 3

The Triple Bottom Line: How can you ensure that Environmental Sustainability is indeed sustainable within your school?

Schools, and in particular international schools, are complex places. This complexity can be reflected through the concept of a triple bottom
line: one ‗fiscal‘, one ‗academic‘, and one far more difficult to measure – ‗the intangible core‘ which is the soul of the school. Within this
‗intangible core‘ – where the school mission statement often resides – exists a plethora of essential elements that make up the school,
including the blurred divisions between fundamentals like pastoral curriculum, the hidden curriculum, internationalism, and also issues like
environmental sustainability. Concepts like the ‗Triple Bottom Line‘ and other theories (e.g. ‗Corporate Social Responsibility‘) originally
developed for the business world are discussed within the context of international schools, and the tensions and pressures that exist
because of inevitable competing priorities are explored with the audience. Besides arguing that sustainable development must be priority
within schools‘ ‗intangible core‘, the presentation aims to provide a framework for an increased understanding the complexity of the
international school context. Stemming from this, a final argument is developed that even those empowered with wonderful ideas and the
best of intentions may flounder without a full appreciation for the complexity of the school setting. It is hoped that this interactive
James MacDonald is currently the Deputy Headmaster of Yokohama International School (Japan). James‟ previous positions include DP
teacher & coordinator, IT Director and Director of School Operations in schools in Canada, Singapore and Japan. He earned a Master of
Arts in Education from the University of Bath, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. He has
keen interest in research into international schools as multiple bottom line organizations and has explored this topic in articles published in
the Journal for Research in International Education (The International School Industry, 2006; Daring to be Different, due for publication

Andrea Muller &                                                                                                                                   Mario Gauci
Curriculum Adviser (Primary)                                                                                                                      PYP Associate Regional Manager
English Schools Foundation, HK                                                                                                                    IB Asia Pacific, Singapore

Session 2 & 7: Swallow, Level 3

The Role of the PYP Coordinator (appropriate for all administrators in PYP Schools)
Andrea Muller is currently Primary Curriculum Advisor for ESF, Hong Kong. Prior to supporting primary schools in ESF, she was PYP
regional manager for IB Asia-Pacific. She has worked in IB schools in Switzerland and has provided extensive support as an IB PYP
workshop leader for the IB Africa Europe Middle East region. Her background prior to working in Switzerland was in New Zealand.

Mario Gauci joined the IB in August 2007. Prior to this role, Mario worked at the Overseas Family School Singapore as a classroom
teacher and later as a full time curriculum coordinator. Before Singapore Mario worked at the International School of Düsseldorf, Germany
as a classroom teacher and teacher librarian, as well as holding various curriculum and leadership roles.

Dr. Sreelaxmi Murthy         &               Charu Srivastava
Faculty Heads
Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai, India
Session 1: Swallow, Level 3
Session 6: Cardinal, Level 3

Interdisciplinary strategyin imparting environmental education we have learnt that irrespective of the structure of curriculum and its mode
From our past experience to educate for Environmental Sustainability
of delivery, students do not relate to their role as caretakers of environment. Their entire learning is exam oriented. This prompted us to
search for innovative ways of igniting the spirit of involvement. Education for environmental sustainability need not be limited to a singular
discipline. It can be propagated as a culture across the disciplines, similar to Theory of Knowledge. Our model integrates the learner profile
of IB student, curricula of various groups and CAS of IB Diploma Programme, to enliven the principles of sustainable living. It consists of a
three stage, student-led approach: Perceive, Practice and Preach. Teachers and school function only as facilitators. Perceive: students
perceive the interdependency between economic and environmental objectives, through specially designed simulated environment
situations. Practice: students design working models of of internet searching, note-taking, source evaluation, debate, and citation skills, as
well as sharing their own approaches. After discussing the strategies used in investigating the environmental issues in this unit, and
discussing the implementation and assessment of the unit‘s debate-based summative assessment, workshop participants will brainstorm

Dr. Sreelaxmi Murthy has a PhD in Botany from the University of Mumbai, with specialisation in “use of algae in wastewater treatment”.
With a degree in Higher Education (University of Mumbai), Dr. Murthy has 17 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level and 6
years experience at the postgraduate level. Dr. Murthy served as an examiner and paper setter at the university and has been associated
with the IB Diploma Programme since April 2005, teaching Biology and Environmental Systems. Dr. Murthy has also served as examiner
for EVS P-3 for the May 2006 session and is presently leading the science team as Group IV head.

Charu Srivastava is certified by Intel Corp as Master-Trainer for Educators, and received her Bachelor of Education from Annamalai
University, with postgraduate degrees from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University and from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
University. She worked as Research Associate in the Productivity Research Department of the National Productivity Council of India, and
has been associated with projects such as the Construction of Human Development Index in India States, Infrastructural Development in
Indian States, Competitiveness Index in Indian States, and Productivity Ratios in the Indian Manufacturing Sector. She has been
associated with the IB Diploma Programme since April 2006 as Faculty Head of Economics.

Malcolm Nicolson
Head of MYP
IB Cardiff, UK

Session 2: Riverfront 3, Level 2
Session 8: Swallow, Level 3

MYP Developments
Malcolm Nicolson has a BSc. (Hons) in Ecological Sciences and an MA in International Education. After teaching for 3 years in the UK,
he moved to St. Andrews in Nassau, Bahamas to teach Biology and the Sciences. His first experience of IB programmes came in 1999 on
moving to Thailand to teach at NIST. During 8 years at NIST in Bangkok, Malcolm taught MYP Sciences and DP Biology and
Environmental Systems. He took the responsibility of ATL Coordination and followed that with 4 years as MYP Coordinator. He recently
returned to the UK to take up the post of „Head of MYP‟ based at IB Cardiff.

Dr Ong Teck Chin &                                                                                                                                 Yvonne Lim &         Lim Eng Kong
Principal/CEO                                                                                                                                      Deputy Principal 4   Director, Year 3
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Singapore
Session 6: Paradiso, Level 3
Session 10: Cardinal, Level 3

In preparation for School (Independent) the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Anglo-Chinese School
The Anglo-Chinese the implementation of Overseas Education Programme – An Initiative to Support Environmental Sustainability
(Independent), a deliberate plan was established to prepare both staff and students for the demands of the Diploma Progamme. Besides
initiating organizational changes, curriculum review and implementation of a number of key educational activities, this plan included the
introduction of the Overseas Education Programme (OEP) to our students. The OEP, which was initially launched for Year 3 (Grade 9)
students, was subsequently extended to other year levels. It aims to provide experiential learning through field study opportunities in a trans-
disciplinary context and to provide opportunities for cross cultural living and community involvement overseas. An entire cohort of more
than 500 Year 3 (Grade 9) students is involved annually in this programme. Students worked in groups of 3 classes at different destinations
in selected ASEAN countries and in the Peoples‘ Republic of China. They are etion aims to provide a framework for an increased
understanding the complexity of the international school context. Stemming from this, a final argument is developed that even those
empowered with wonderful ideas and the best of intentions may flounder without a full appreciation for the complexity of the school setting.
It is hoped that this interactive presentation will challenge the audience to think differently about their approach to
Dr Ong Teck Chin, CEO/Principal of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) received his Doctorate from the University of Oxford. A
Rhodes Scholar, he lectured in Physiology in the Medical Faculty of the National University of Singapore (1979-1997) while concurrently
serving Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) as the Vice-Principal (1988-1993). His contributions in education were recognised when he
was honoured with The Public Administration Service Medal (Silver) in 1997 by the President of Singapore. He has published papers in
international journals on exercise physiology, sports ergonomics, fitness assessments as well as education. A Dr Ruth Wong Gold
Medallist for the Diploma in Educational Administration (Secondary) he holds a Specialist Diploma in PCCG and a Master in Education. Dr
Ong serves as an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Education, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore (1999 to date). Dr Ong Teck Chin introduced the International Baccalaureate Dition aims to provide a framework for
an increased unde

Glenis Paul
Teacher of Science and Senior Biology
Sha Tin College, Hong Kong

Session 1: Riverfront 2, Level 2
Session 6: Lyrebird, Level 3

How a 25 year old establishment has taken the first steps towards making environmental sustainability a meaningful part of the
mission statement.

At Sha Tin College we are very much in the beginning stages of addressing our environmental sustainability and face quite a number of
immediate challenges. The presentation offers participants background knowledge and useable activities to initiate an understanding about
the importance of environmental sustainability in the school and community. Participants will be introduced to a range of activities that have
been used within tutor times and some subject areas within the first year of our action plan, and they will be actively involved in working
through one of the activities presented. They will also consider the major challenges, and review valuable strategies for persuading even the
most uninterested people to support environmental sustainability. Finally, the session will examine Sha Tin College‘s five-year plan to
become an establishment where sustainable environmental practices become an integral part of everyday life.
Completing a Bachelor of Science, in Zoology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education at the University of Otago, New
Zealand Glenis Paul began her teaching career in 1997. Within a short period of time she had recognised the need to reduce the solid
waste stream that her school was producing. This led to Glenis motivating a group of students and staff to develop and implement a school
wide waste minimisation scheme. Through her efforts in waste minimisation Glenis became the recipient of the 1999 Northland Regional
Council Environmental Curriculum Award in 1999. Teaching in New Zealand, United Kingdom, Myanmar, The Peoples Republic of China at
Suzhou Singapore International School (SSIS) and most recently Sha Tin College in Hong Kong has reinforced her belief that many people
today are unaware and/or unmotivated to confront the problems of long-term environmental sustainability. Presently, at Sha Tin College,
she has initiated a „Roots and Shoots‟ group whose long-term objective is to improve the etion aims to provide a framework for an increased
understanding the complexity of the international school context. Stemming from this, a final argument is developed that even those
empowered with wonderful ideas and the best of intentions may flounder without a full appreciation for the complexity of the school setting.

Grant Pereira
Green Volunteers Network, Singapore

Plenary 3: Grand Ballroom, Level 4
Session 9 & 10: Riverfront 1, Level 2

Volunteers, Action and Education

Volunteering is a fundamental building block of civil society. It brings to life the noblest aspirations of human kind - the pursuit of peace,
freedom, opportunity, safety, and justice for all people. This session will explore how local volunteer organisations can work with local
schools to make a difference on a large scale, to the environment and to student learning.
Grant Pereira has been involved in conservation work for more than 30 years, and lives by the philosophy of “getting his feet wet and
hands dirty.” In Singapore, he has an ongoing program to replant mangroves at coastal shores to encourage the return of native fauna and
flora. Among other initiatives, Grant has been very active in the anti-sharkfin campaign, heading up a marketing and educational campaign
to stop the brutal slaughter of sharks for their fins. He has created, marketed and widely distributed postcards and posters which illustrate
the devastation of the shark-finning practice, the dolphin slaughter in Japan and captive dolphin shows in Asia. In 2000, Grant was awarded
the Greenleaf Award, the highest environmental award given to an individual in Singapore. Since then he has also been recognised by the
Singapore Environment Council with the Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2001 and the Green Volunteer Achievement Award in 2002 as
well as the 2006 Sea Shepherd Conservation Society medallion “For cou of internet searching, note-taking, source evaluation, debate, and
citation skills, as well as sharing their own approaches. After discussing the strategies used in investigating the environmental issues in this

Damian Rentoule
Head of Secondary
K. International School, Tokyo, Japan

Session 9: Swallow, Level 3
Session 10: Falcon, Level 3

‗How we teach‘ is as important as ‗What we teach‘ when it comes to the promotion in environmental learning community
Environmental Sustainability through improved Pedagogy: purposeful portfolios of a professionalsustainability. This workshop is an
introduction to Community based Professional Portfolios aimed at developing pedagogy through systematic structured reflection and
professional dialogue within a learning community. Development of pedagogy targets specified areas and in this workshop the targeted
pedagogy will be teaching practices promoting environmental sustainability. Our pedagogy dictates the range of behaviours and attitudes
that students are able to demonstrate within our classrooms. Although skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes play an important part
in education for environmental sustainability, without the ongoing development of a pedagogy that supports these skills, knowledge,
understanding and attitudes we are only addressing part of the issue. The workshop will attempt to increase participants‘ awareness that
‗how we teach‘ is as important as ‗what we teach‘ when it comes to the promotion o of internet searching, note-taking, source evaluation,
debate, and citation skills, as well as sharing their own approaches. After discussing the strategies used in investigating the environmental
issues in this unit, and discussing the implementation and assessment of the unit‘s debate-based summative assessment, workshop
participants will brainstorm and discuss local environmental issues that could be used within the context of units they are already
Damian Rentoule is Head of Secondary at K. International School Tokyo. Damian spent three years as a Diploma Programme
Coordinator and is also a Middle Years Programme Workshop Leader in Language A1 English. Damian has completed two Master degrees
in Education, one in Multicultural Education and another in Educational Administration through the University of New England, Australia.
Damian has taught in Japan, Australia and Brunei Darussalam and currently teaches DP Language A1 English and TOK and has
experience with MYP Language A English and MYP Humanities.

Glynn Richards
Projects Manager
IB Asia Pacific, Singapore

Session 2 & 4: Falcon, Level 3

IBAP Projects Developments and Opportunities

Schools to Schools training projects represent a relatively new direction for the IB: one that forces the organization to consider how to adapt
its philosophy to meet the needs of professionals teaching in schools with very few resources, limited facilities, and high class sizes. The
challenges are considerable, but the benefits to the teachers trained—and the teachers training—make this a particularly exciting avenue
for IB action. The organization‘s service training projects, however, represent only one aspect of the IB‘s commitment to living its mission.
The highly interactive latter part of the session, therefore, will address another equally vital aspect: ways to promote student action and
service at the school level. Come meet the Projects Team and get inspired!
Glynn Richards is the Projects Manager for IB Asia Pacific, which is currently running three teacher training projects, in Cambodia, Aceh
and Sri Lanka. Glynn is a PYP trainer and former PYP teacher, having last taught at Yokohama International School in Japan before taking
on his current position.

Christine Robertson
Head of Junior School, Glen Waverley Campus
Wesley College, Melbourne, Australia

Session 4: Swallow, Level 3
Session 6: Falcon, Level 3

Acting Now For a Sustainable Future

In 2004, Wesley College Melbourne Junior School (Glen Waverley Campus) became the first independent school in Australia to become a
fully accredited "Sustainable School". The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) is a partnership of the Australian, State and
Territory governments that supports schools to work towards a sustainable future. Underpinning the school's environment program are four
student groups: each having an Indigenous name associated with a geographically-distinct Australian national park; each focussing on one
aspect of ecological sustainability (energy, water, biodiversity and waste). The choice of Indigenous names shows respect for the Australian
Indigenous people, who have provided 40,000+ years sustainable management of the land. In addition to inquiry predominantly embedded
through the trans-disciplinary theme Sharing The Planet , practical projects include seed propagation, land re-vegetation and rehabilitation,
recycling, energy and water conservation, pollution research, thtion aims to provide a framework for an increased understanding the
complexity of the international school context. Stemming from this, a final argument is developed that even those empowered with
wonderful ideas and the best of intentions may flounder without a full appreciation for the complexity of the school setting. It is hoped that

Christine Robertson has been Head of Junior School at Wesley College Melbourne‟s Glen Waverley Campus for 5 years. She holds a
Bachelor of Teaching, a Graduate Diploma in Special Education and Master of Education, all from Deakin University Melbourne. Christine
is passionate about the environment and the part that even the very young can play in building a sustainable future for the planet.

Patrick Ritter &                                                                                                                                 Curtis Beaverford
MYP Regional Manager                                                                                                                             MYP Associate Regional Manager
IB Asia Pacific, Singapore                                                                                                                       IB Asia Pacific, Singapore

Session 2: Paradiso, Level 3
Workshop Leader Forum

Session 5: Falcon, Level 3
Application & Programme Implementation – Interested & Candidate Schools
Patrick Ritter is the MYP Regional Manager in IB Asia Pacific. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature with a Masters in Education
Administration. He has been a teacher of literature, history, science, music and maths with roles as MYP coordinator and administrator in
international schools in Indonesia, Colombia, Venezuela and Canada.
Curtis Beaverford recently joined the IB as an MYP Associate Regional Manager based in Singapore. Prior to joining the IB he was MYP
and CAS Coordinator at Bali International School. Curtis has 14 years teaching experience and has taught in Canada, Taiwan, Qatar, Sri
Lanka and Indonesia. He has a B.Ed. and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology.

Kartikeya V. Sarabhai
Founder and Director of the Centre for Environment Education (CEE)
Managing Trustee, Nehru Foundation for Development, Ahmadabad, India

Plenary 6, Session 10: Grand Ballroom, Level 4

Education for Sustainable Development: The Challenge Ahead

Climate change, rapid loss of biodiversity and shortage of safe drinking water are some initial signs of an excessive human footprint on
global resources as the world approaches a population of 6.8 billion and consumption levels go up rapidly. The need of a more sustainable
form of living is unquestionable. This will involve changes in the way we use resources, reduce, reuse and recycle waste and go towards a
waste free society. These changes cannot only be brought through legislation or fixed through new technologies. People need to
understand and become more responsible citizens. Education which would include awareness raising, communication, training and
capacity building is required for the senior most policy makers to the child in school. Recognizing the critical role education will play in
transforming our future. United Nations declared 2005-2014 as the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD). Initiatives
have been taken around the world to transform the school education to meet with thition aims to provide a framework for an increased
understanding the complexity of the international school context. Stemming from this, a final argument is developed that even those
empowered with wonderful ideas and the best of intentions may flounder without a full appreciation for the complexity of the school setting.
It is hoped that this interactive presentation will challenge the audience to think differently about their approach to environmental initiatives
Kartikeya V. Sarabhai is Founder and Director of the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) and Managing Trustee, Nehru Foundation
for Development, Ahmedabad. Mr. Sarabhai is currently Vice Chair of the Indian National Commission & Member of the President‟s
Advisory Board for IUCN. Mr. Sarabhai is the member of the Earth Charter International Council and also a member of the Reference
Group for UNESCO Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) Secretariat. Mr. Sarabhai has served on several
committees of the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. These
include greening India‟s formal education system and initiatives for biodiversity education. Educated at Cambridge University, UK, and
MIT, USA, Mr. Sarabhai received the "Tree of Learning” award from IUCN in 1988. In 2005, The Indian Institute of Human Rights presented
Mr. Sarabhai with the “World Human Rights Promotion Award”.

Simon Scoones
Humanities teacher/Professional Development Co-ordinator (from August 2007)
New International School of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

Session 9: Cardinal, Level 3
Session 10: Paradiso, Level 3

This presentation will endeavour to argue that Making it work in practice
Education for Environmental Sustainability:Education for Environmental Sustainability should be an integral part of the whole curriculum
to equip students with the necessary skills to cope with future change and uncertainty. It is important to consider the difference between
Education FOR Environmental Sustainability and Education ABOUT Environmental Sustainability, a more information-driven concept. We
dedicate considerable time to teaching and learning about the past and present, but how much time in the curriculum is dedicated to
thinking about the future? Do we encourage students to understand the importance of interdependence through time as well as space? To
make EES meaningful it requires an additional ‗futures‘ dimension to existing approaches to teaching and learning. This presentation will
provide some examples of how this can be put into practice across the curriculum, such as envisioning possible versus preferable futures,
and measuring and acting upon ecological footprints. It will also provtion aims to provide a framework for an increased understanding the
complexity of the international school context. Stemming from this, a final argument is developed that even those empowered with
wonderful ideas and the best of intentions may flounder without a full appreciation for the complexity of the school setting. It is hoped that
this interactive presentation will challenge the audience to think differently about their approach to environmental initiatives within their

Simon Scoones has 20 years‟ experience as an educator and has a Masters degree in Environment, Development & Policy. He has
worked in three international schools and is an experienced teacher on the MYP (Humanities) and IB (Geography) programmes. Prior to
joining NIST in 2006, Simon was a PGCE and Fast Track tutor at the Institute of Education/University of London, where he also ran training
sessions for qualified teachers, contributed to Masters in Education courses and worked with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority to
promote innovative approaches to curriculum design, teaching and learning. As a Fast Track tutor, Simon also ran or chaired sessions on
management and leadership issues in schools. Simon is the author of a number of published books and online resources for schools on
global and environmental issues, including, winner of the (UK) Geographical Association‟s gold award for learning
resources, and the BAFTA-nominated

Sheldon Shaeffer

UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

Plenary 2 & Session 1: Grand Ballroom, Level 4

Education for Sustainable Development: An Over-arching Framework for Educational Reform

The optimism which greeted the new millennium only a few years ago has been rapidly tempered by an increasing number of inter-racial,
inter-cultural and inter-religious conflicts and confrontations. In addition, globalization has brought its own share of uncertainty and
unpredictability to international affairs and to economic governance. And the continuing loss of natural resources, the degradation of the
environment, and global warming have added to the woes of societies in turmoil. Against this backdrop, the United Nations Decade of
Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) was launched with UNESCO charged to spearhead the decade. The concept of
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) addresses three aspects of sustainable development – society, environment and economy --
which must be addressed to ensure a sustainable future – with culture as an essential underlying dimension. ESD includes not only
environmental education as a basic core but also must be seen as a framework under which a htion aims to provide a framework for an
increased understanding the complexity of the international school context. Stemming from this, a final argument is developed that even
those empowered with wonderful ideas and the best of intentions may flounder without a full appreciation for the complexity of the school
setting. It is hoped that this interactive presentation will challenge the audience to think differently about their approach to environmental
initiatives within their school and thereby better enable educators to ensure that environmental sustainability is itself sustainable within their
school‘s culture, operations and curriculum. nts, including being the lead consultant on the ASEAN Environmental Education Action Plan
2008-2012, and Thailand‘s Min

Sheldon Shaeffer is currently Director of UNESCO's Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, located in Bangkok. A citizen of
Canada, he was educated in history (B.A.), anthropology (M.A.), and comparative international education (Ph.D.) at Stanford University.
He has taught, done research, and worked in development programmes in Southeast Asia for over 20 years – as a high school teacher in
East Malaysia, as an anthropologist doing research on schools in Indonesia, as an education and culture programme officer for the Ford
Foundation in Indonesia, and as the Regional Education Advisor for UNICEF in Bangkok. He was also for 10 years the Director of
Education and Population Programmes for the International Development Research Centre in Canada and later was a senior research
fellow at the International Institute for Educational Planning (UNESCO) in Paris. Before moving back to Bangkok in 2001, he was chief of
UNICEF's global education programme in New York. His areas of current interest include eduction aims to provide a framework for an
increased understanding the complexity of the international school context. S

Anthony Skillicorn
Head of Global Concerns
United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

Session 4: Riverfront 2, Level 2
Session 10: Riverfront 3, Level 2

―From Grade to the Smithsonian
From Grade 55 to the Smithsonian‖ will examine a recent initiative of the actual reforestation and rehabilitation of a tract of land in
Singapore‘s water catchment area. The session will use this specific case study as an example of the synthesizing of an IB Diploma
Course/s with the extra-curricular activities and the action based fieldtrips undertaken at UWCSEA. It will examine whether the ECA‘s
dovetail with the learner profile and whether they are successful in educating students about environmental and other issues. It will also
question whether this is possible across a wide range of ages within a school. The paper will therefore examine not only what happens in
the Diploma Programme, but how that can impact pupils in MYP, PYP and younger year groups as well. The paper will specifically address
the following criteria: skills for understanding and addressing environmental issues, personal and civic responsibility as well as strategies to
empower individuals and groups. The potential for partnershipstion aims to provide a framework for an increased understanding the
complexity of the international school context. Stemming from this, a final argument is developed that even those empowered with
wonderful ideas and the

Anthony Skillicorn M.Sc [Oxon.], B.A. Hons, P.G.C.E. [U.C.T.] has taught in South Africa, England and, since 1987, The United World
College of South East Asia Singapore. He was Schoolmaster Research Fellow, Durham University, where his area of research was
Academic Achievement of Ethnic Minorities: The Role of Black Voters in 1908 Elections in Cape Colony. At United World College of South
East Asia he has served as the Housemaster of I.B. Hostel; Head of Grade; Head of Global Concerns; Coordinator of Initiative for Peace
and Coordinator of Tsunami Relief Programme. These responsibilities have allowed Anthony to facilitate the creation of a large number of
student-led initiatives and a number of large projects. At the centre of his philosophy is putting ideas into action and empowering students
by creating positions where they fill positions of genuine responsibility. These focus on reconciliation, education, empowerment, children
and the environment. It is both fortunate and ironic that it is the probletion aims to provide a framework for an increased understanding the
complexity of the international school context. Stemming from this, a final argument is developed that even those empowered with
wonderful ideas and the best of intentions may flounder without a full appreciation for the complexity of the school setti

Khunying Chodchoy Sophonpanich
Thailand Knowledge Park

Plenary 2: Grand Ballroom, Level 4
Session 1: Riverfront 1, Level 2

Social and Cultural Relevancy in International School Education and its Relationship to Sustainable Development
Since the RIO Earth Summit and the development of Agenda 21, education has been seen as one of the central pillars in moving towards
sustainable societies. Indeed, education and sustainability are inextricably linked, but the distinction between education as society
understands it, and educating our students to live sustainable is yet to align. In the context of international education this is a crucial point
of dissonance for some, particularly for those in societies who see an increasing expansion of international school education available for
local students. One of the key defining aspects of Education for Sustainable Development (EfSD) is that it must inherently begin with
education that is both locally relevant and culturally appropriate; i.e. take into consideration, address and incorporate the local
environmental, economic, and societal and cultural conditions. As international schools expand and more and more nationals from the
countries where these schools are located are enrolled and graduate thition aims to provide a framework for an increased understanding
the complexity of the international school context. Stemming from this, a final argument is developed that even those empowered with
wonderful ideas and the best of intentions may flounder without a full appreciation for the complexity of the school setting. It is hoped that

A citizen of Thailand, Khunying Chodchoy graduated with a BA (Econ) from the University of Sydney, Australia and received Honorary
Doctorate Degrees from the University of Chiangmai and Ramkhanhaeng University. Khunying Chodchoy introduced the first credit card
company to Thailand in 1969 as the Managing Director and was an executive in a Stockbrokerage. In 1984 she established the Thai
Environmental and Community Development Association and created the Magic Eyes Campaign to promote awareness and responsibility
for ones own environment. for which she received many local and international awards including UNEP‟s Global 500 Roll of Honor. She
was elected as a Senator to Parliament from 2000 – 2006 and served as Deputy Chairman, Foreign Relations Committee. In March 2007,
she was nominated as Chairman, Thai Knowledge Park (TKPark), a public organization attached to the Prime Minister‟s Office. TKPark is
established as an interactive library to research and create activities that will encourage reading, search ftion aims to provide a framework
for an increased understanding the complexity of the international school context. Stem

Robert Steele
Associate and Senior Trainer;
AtKisson Group International

Plenary 3: Grand Ballroom, Level 4
Session 4: Riverfront 1, Level 2
Session 6: Riverfront 2, Level 2

Sustainable development is the biggest challenge that the world has with sustainability – against the ideas, of human survival,
Creating Sustainable People: The urgency for aligning our schools ever faced. Measuredsome useful agendatools and models how
might we rethink our educational institutions? What is their role and responsibility beyond academic achievement and financial viability? Is
the goal the master of subject matter, or should it be educating for the mastery of one‘s person to be a sustainable citizen, with subject
matter being simply one tool? The challenge before us now is to transform education so that it transforms behaviour. As Professor David
Orr writes in Earth and Mind, we need ―to open young minds to the forgotten connections between people, places and nature.‖ Looking at
this challenge from a systems thinking perspective, behaviour is responsive to the structure that generates it. Meaning, that ―when placed
in the same system, people, however different, tend to produce similar results. This distinction is crucially important, because seeing only
individual actions and missing the structure underlying of internet searching, note-taking, source evaluation, debate, and citation skills, as
well as sharing their own approaches. After discussing the strategies used in investigating the environmental issues in this unit, and
discussing the implementation and assessment of the unit‘s debate-based summative assessment, workshop participants will brainstorm
and discuss local environmental issues that could be used within the context of units they are already briefly outlined in the
Robert Steele is the Director of Systainability Asia, a private social enterprise based in Bangkok Thailand that works with governments,
NGOs, private sector companies to advance sustainability in the Asia-Pacific region by assisting these organisations with sustainability-
based planning, assessment and capacity building training incorporating systems thinking, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and
education for sustainable development (EfSD) approaches. He is also the Southeast Asia Senior Associate for AtKisson Group, and
international group of consultants, researchers, writers, educators, trainers and others working with the AtKisson Accelerator tools for doing
sustainable development. Robert has over 17 years experience in education having been a classroom science and agriculture teacher in
Botswana Africa for 3 years before moving on to teaching in classrooms without walls in the USA (Teton Science School and Central
Wisconsin Environmental Center), Peten, Guatemala with Conservation International a of internet searching, note-taking, source
evaluation, debate, and citation skills, as well as sharing their own approaches. After discussing the strategies used in investigating the
environmental issues in this unit, and discussing the implementation and assessment of the unit‟s debate-based summative assessment,

Tristian Stobie
Head of Diploma Programme Development
IB Cardiff, UK

Session 5: Riverfront 3, Level 2
Session 7: Riverfront 2, Level 2

Diploma Programme Developments
This session will review developments in the IB Diploma Programme. Updates on curriculum reviews will be given and an explanation of
new developments influencing curriculum review, access and quality assurance. There will be time for questions and discussion at the end
of the presentation.

Tristian Stobie has worked for the IB for one year. Prior to joining the organization, he was a secondary Principal and an IB teacher in
International schools in Amsterdam, Egham [UK] and Monaco and an IB teacher in Maseru [Lesotho] and Vienna. Tristian completed a
Master‟s and a Doctorate degree at the University of Bath [UK] focusing on education in an international context.

Wendy Xerri
ICT Director
IB Cardiff, UK

Session 7 & 8: Riverfront 3, Level 2

IB Exam Component Management System

IB diploma schools send a variety of internal and external assessment materials - exam scripts/papers, essays, audio recordings, portfolios
of visual artwork, and videos - by courier to Examiners. These materials are then sent to additional examiners for moderation and finally to
Cardiff for clerical checking and storage. The IB is developing an Exam Component Management System to enable significant amounts of
this material to be sent electronically. The key elements include e-marking, e-assessment and e-portfolios. During this session you will be
given an outline of the way forward, the impact on schools and key dates for trials, pilots and implementation.
Wendy Xerri is the IB Information, Communication and Technology Director with responsibility for IT systems at the IB Curriculum and
Assessment centre in Cardiff and for the corporate ICT systems worldwide. Leading a team of more than 50 staff, Wendy is responsible for
the strategic direction of the information systems, ensuring that the IB is able to make the best use of technology to deliver its mission.
Before joining the IB Wendy spent fifteen years as IT Manager at the Welsh language television company S4C. Her previous employment
includes education, manufacturing and engineering companies. Wendy has an honours degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic
of Wales, Treforest.


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Sheldon Bradshaw
Teacher, Western Academy of Beijing
Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2006

Session 2 & 5: Kingfisher, Level 4

Enhancing your IB Programs using Apple Technology
How can a specific computing platform, or a specific set of creative tools, enhance learning in ways that are unique to the IB?
Why does iLife in particular make sense for IB schools as a software suite to support the learning outcomes of the IB program?
How can administrators evaluate strategic technology decisions without being technical experts? The creative use of technology
tools like iWeb can enhance collaboration among teachers and students, support student inquiry and facilitate better recording
and reporting of learning in IB programs. This hands-on session will step attendees through the use of specific tools in the
classroom to support the goals of IB programs. While the session will use MacBooks, the skills discussed will be applicable in
any technology environment.
Sheldon Bradshaw has been involved in international education for the past 9 years, having taught in China, Japan and
Kuwait. He has taught in the PYP for 4 years and the MYP for 1, both in homeroom and single-subject contexts, and has recently
been invited to attend PYP Workshop Leader training. An Apple Distinguished Educator, Sheldon has degrees in Education,
Engineering, and is currently completing a Master of Education in Educational Technology. He is particularly interested in how
technology can expand authentic learning communities.

Martin Leicht
Director of Technology, Western Academy of Beijing

Session 1 & 6: Kingfisher, Level 4

Creative Expression with Digital Language Learning

How does Chinese Language Learning keep pace in an increasingly digital learning environment? All of the children in our
classroom have access to digital devices that have the potential to enhance language learning. This is especially true of
Mandarin, which, because of the challenge of tones and characters, requires visual, audible and aural participation on the part of
the teacher and the learner. How can we take advantage of their mobile lifestyle and "go mobile" with Chinese language
learning? Teachers might need to push the limits, take some risks and learn a new trick or two. And if you don't feel you're an
innovator, don't worry: come spend an hour with us and see how you can blend Chinese language learning with the digital native
approach. You might just enjoy yourself.
Martin Leicht currently serves as the Western Academy of Beijing's Director of Technology, where he is known as the “IT
Kahuna.” He received two Masters Degrees in 1992 at the University of Hawaii, the first in Asian Studies Chinese and a second
in Library and Information Studies, Alternative Library Futures. In addition to being the Director of Technology at the Western
Academy, Martin also held the roles of school librarian and computer teacher. Martin introduced several "firsts" to the
educational environment of China, distance email teachings between schools and a wireless campus wide network. He initiated,
designed and implemented a student laptop grant program. He established an AppleCare Service Center on the campus. Martin
is presently co-pioneering a digital initiative to teach Chinese Language via iPods/Podcasts.

Jerome Lo
Curriculum Development Specialist, Raffles Junior College, Singapore
Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2006

Session 8 & 10: Kingfisher, Level 4

Publishing Student Voices — Podcasting in the Classroom
Making and distributing your own podcast is easy, and engages students and the entire learning community. In this hands-on
session, attendees will learn how to create a podcast using GarageBand, a powerful tool included with every MacBook. The
session will showcase real-world classrooms that are using podcasts to engage students, enhance professional development,
improve parent communications, and support the curriculum. It will also discuss how to help teachers in your school adopt
relevant technologies, and how to administrators can use podcasting to influence their own teachers, students and the parent
community. It‘s sure to be the most practical and engaging podcasting session at this year‘s conference!


A professional in the use of the various Apple technologies and an ardent educator at heart, Mr Jerome Lo has dedicated years
to the study of eLearning, which encompasses both of his life‟s greatest passions. His e-learning philosophy is “enhancing and
supplementing the face-to-face classroom teaching & learning environment. The goal is the strike a balanced approach,
wherever possible to meet the learning outcomes of each subject.”. He recently planned/managed ground-up developments of
blended-learning program for renowned Raffles Junior College. Between 2002-2006, Mr. Jerome Lo was the main architect to
rollout the 1-to-1 mobile computing at Ngee Ann Polytechnic‟s School of Film & Media Studies. His experience includes
designing over 80 subjects/modules into e-learning mode. Mr Lo currently holds a MBA (Marketing) and B.A. (Econ). He is also
an Apple Final Cut Studio certified user.

Matt MacInnis
Senior Manager, Education
Apple Inc.

Session 9: Kingfisher, Level 4

iLife ’08
With the latest version of iLife for Mac OS X, teachers and students are in control of the media they work with. Whether
appealing to an authentic audience by publishing media-rich digital portfolios at age 10, or demonstrating a new depth of
understanding through the creation of a documentary film at age 16, students are empowered to express themselves. It also
empowers teachers to communicate with digital native students in ways that no other software suite can accomplish. Post a
video to YouTube with a single click. Send a new podcast episode to your students in one step. Or share a student's creation with
the entire class without a server, a username, or even an e-mail address. You simply can't do it on other platforms. In this hands-
on session, existing Mac users will learn new tricks for putting iLife to use in the classroom using examples around environmental
sustainability. And current PC users will catch a glimpse into the mystery of why Mac users always seem so darn happy with their
Matt MacInnis , a native of Nova Scotia, Canada, graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Electrical and Computer
Engineering. After working abroad in China, Matt returned to the United States to join Apple's worldwide education marketing
group in California, where he spent five years working with schools on technology programs. He has held various positions
within the company, and now heads the education marketing group for Apple in Asia, based in Beijing. With years of experience
working with schools while at Apple, Matt brings a passion for education to Apple's successful Asia organization as it continues
to expand its offerings to the primary and secondary school community.

Paviter Singh
Special Assistant, Schools Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore
Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2006

Session 4 & 7: Kingfisher, Level 4

Let’s Go Global — Using iLife and iWork in Project-Based Learning
How can technology expand a student‘s perspective on the world? In this session, attendees will learn how technology engages
students in exploring their natural curiosity of the world while working within the framework of a core curriculum. Explore how very
different applications like Pages, iTunes, and iPhoto allow students to expand their world, create content, and share with
others. Learn how the platform you choose makes a difference in how productive your classroom is, and get hands-on
experience learning to use readily available tools to motivate learning objectives through practical project-based learning
Paviter Singh currently serves as Special Assistant in the Schools Division of Singapore's Ministry of Education. He received
his History Honours Degree (2nd upper) in 2000 from the National University of Singapore. Formerly a classroom teacher
and head of the humanities department at a local public school, Paviter is a trail blazer in the innovative use of technology in
teaching and learning. He has pioneered the use of enhanced podcasts in the Singapore classroom. Paviter has presented at
numerous platforms both locally in Singapore as well as Internationally addressing the needs of classroom teachers, technology
directors, school leaders as well as superintendants at the district and state level. An Apple Distinguished Educator, Paviter's
focus is on technology and its role in professional development and instructional leadership.

5 – 8 October 2007, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Floor Plan


5 – 8 October 2007, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

5 – 8 October 2007, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Floor Plan