(90 Sessions- See Below)
October 17th and 18th 2016
Larry Rosenstock, Founder High Tech High Schools (Plenary)
Larry Rosenstock is CEO and Founder of High Tech High (www.hightechhigh.org), a network of thirteen K-12 public charter schools in California, and is Dean of the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. A member of the Massachusetts and U.S. Supreme Court Bars, he served as an attorney at the Harvard Center for Law and Education, and was a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at the University of California at Berkeley. He directed the federal New Urban High School Project, and was president of the Price Charitable Fund. Larry and his work have been featured on Oprah, Lehrer, Newsweek, and Forbes. He is a winner of the Ford Foundation Innovations in State and Local Government Award, is an Ashoka Fellow, and won the McGraw Prize in Education.
Richard Branson, Head of School of Indian Creek School (MD)
Richard Branson is head of school at Indian Creek School in Crownsville, MD. He earned a bachelor and masters in journalism and his doctorate in organizational leadership. His dissertation focused on how organizations learn, which has influenced his work on leading change. He has worked in education for over 30 years in such capacities as a journalism teacher and newspaper adviser in a public high school, a college journalism professor, an AP literature teacher and executive director at a charter school, an IB English teacher in an international school in Brazil, a head of school in an international school in Japan, and now as head of school at Indian Creek. He has served on and led accreditation teams to international schools in Thailand and China as well as in Maryland where he is now chair of the Commission on Accreditation for the Association of Independent Maryland Schools. .
OESIS LOS ANGELES
February 22-23rd, 2017
We have close to 90 sessions planned for our 13th conference taking place in Los Angeles. This conference marks our 5th Anniversary, where we will be introducing a number of new initiatives for the next five years to help independent schools grow. This includes a new platform called OESIS-X, international collaborations and our vision for conferences going forward.
5th Anniversary Conference Keynotes
Sanje Ratnavale, President OESIS Group (22nd February)
Key Trends for the Next 5 Years.
Scott Looney, Head of School, Hawken School (OH) (23rd February)
The Opportunities of the Coming Mastery-based Revolution.
Ignite Keynotes (12-15 minute fire starters)
Ray Ravaglia, Director Precollege at The School of the New York Times & Board Member OESIS Group
A National Festival for Independent Schools
Mike Gwaltney, Department Chair, Oregon Episcopal School (OR)
Wholly Re-Imagining Global Citizenship
Peter Mott, Director of NEASC International Commission
A Transformative Approach to Accreditation
Kevin Merges, Director of Global Ed Programs, Rutgers Prep School (NJ)
Bringing Higher Ed Pathway Programs to Independent Schools
Ross Wehner, Founder of World Leadership School (CO)
Helping Students Find Purpose
Sanje Ratnavale, President OESIS Group
OESIS-X. A school to school PD & Curriculum Sharing Platform for Independent Schools
Eric Hudson, Director of Teaching & Learning, Global Online Academy (WA)
Professional Learning as Constructive Play
Plenary Panels (1 Hour)
Head of School Hardball
Hard hitting questions on school culture, curriculum, pedagogy and curriculum perspectives and approaches in the future.
Dean of Faculty Hardball
Using the 250 School Academic Data Survey profiled in the OESIS Learning Innovation Report published in January 2017 we examine the issues for Deans of Faculty.
Innovative Curriculum Cross-Licensing and Partnering Expo.
A first of its kind school to school Expo for schools to leverage their investment in innovative curriculum design.
Think Tanks (Collaborative 1 Hour Sessions)
1. Game-Based Learning- A workshop
2. Best Practices in PBL Design
3. Timing in the PBL Classroom
4. Visual Literacy and Communicating Knowledge
5. Facility Upgrades through Design Thinking: The Library, Study Hubs and Maker Spaces
6. Adding a Custom Add on High School Extension for a PK-8 with 21st Century Opportunities
7. Deepening Learning through Social Constructivism
8. Destroying the Old Small Class Paradigm with Collaborative Instructional Models
9. Strategies for Developing Effective Self-Directed Learners
10. Infusing Your Curriculum with Entrepreneurship
11. The Hidden Neurodiversity of Independent Schools
12. Supporting a Maker Mindset in Elementary Learning
13. The Faculty Cohort Model of Change Management
14. Standards-based, Competency Based and Mastery-Based Paradigms
15. The Opportunities for Sheltered Courses in China and the US
16. Licensing and Monetizing your Investment in Curriculum Innovation
17. Changing the Conversation around Diversity & Inclusiveness through 21st Century Curriculum Design & Pedagogy
Classes of the Future (30 minute expositions presenting twice each)
1. Collaborative Mastery Learning for Freshman Mathematics
2. Design Thinking for Active Learning
3. Destroying “Painting” to Make Art Interdisciplinary & Contemporary
4. Formative Assessment in World Language: Validating Outcomes
5. Game-Based Learning STEAM Techniques in High School Sciences
6. Harkness Philosophy in PK-8 Curriculum Design
7. Hip-Hop Ed High School History
8. Interdisciplinary 6th Grade Art & Math
9. Media-Based Learning in Physics
10. Micro-Curriculum for Maximum Learning
11. Middle School English Mash UP
12. Middle School Game Design and Design Thinking
13. Mini Business School for 10-Year-Olds.
14. Online Blended Field Ecology course
15. Race and Space: The African-American experience in Post-WWII Los Angeles
16. Real World Science Problem Solving Grade 6-8
17. Science and Social Justice
18. Game-Based Learning STEAM Techniques in High School Humanities
19. Tech Pop in the Ancient World
20. Technology Enabled Citizenship Projects in the Humanities Classroom
21. The Innovation Pursuit Curriculum & Diploma
22. The Voice: Logic and Rhetoric in the 21st Century Classroom
23. Video Game Computer Programming
24. The Study of Mind: Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy
OESIS-CERNET Beijing 2017
Conference Focus: Innovation in Education, US-Sino Cooperation, Online Learning, Pedagogy, Curriculum and Technology
Attending: Prestigious Independent Schools from US and Prestigious Schools Public, Private and International in China. Additionally well known associations including SSAT,ERB, NYSAIS from the US will be joined by Chinese associations like CANGE, CEAIE and speakers from the Chinese Ministry of Education. We expect between 300-400 attendees.
Location: Beijing No. 35 High School, Zhaodengyu Road, Xicheng District Beijing
Tel 86 (010) 66035300
Start Time: 9:00 am on both days.
Meals: Lunch on both days plus a Dinner on Saturday
Hotel: Intercontinental Beijing Financial Street: about 15-min drive and we will provide a shuttle to the conference. Please call the hotel to book rooms the no later than February 10th, 2017. Please call: 8610-58525130, ask for the Duty Manager and book the room under CERNET Education. The Inter-Continental Beijing Financial Street provides three types of rooms with discount price at:
Superior Room, RMB1,150 ($165)
Deluxe Room, RMB1,250 ($180)
Club Room, RMB1,550 ($220)
Dress: Business Attire
Registration and Payment in China: Through CERNET Education Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration and payment in US: Through OESIS Group