ECIS

It is always interesting going to conferences. I must say that I was a little disappointed with the structure of the plenary sessions. 2x 5 minutes presentation of a new initiative followed by 4x 20 minutes different speakers about totally unrelated issues/ concepts. MTV editing where any real depth was lacking.
The break out sessions were better (2 in particular come to mind)
1. One entitled ‘surviving girlhood’
2. A digital native presentation making a parallel between George Orwell’s 1984 and Google’s management of their auto fill function in their browser.

Anyway, lots of good discussions and renewing good contacts with other school leaders.

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Bonjour…..

Greetings from the ECIS teachers conference in Nice, France. After a 2 day pre-conference about MAP (measures of academic performance) we have now begun the formal conference. Many enjoyable conversations with colleagues from across Europe and good presenters about a wide range of topics.

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Please excuse the moist ache in the picture. It is all for a good cause – Movember. To raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer is the aim.

The plenary sessions so far have been inspiring, enjoyable and educational. I know I can take back some of these ideas to our school and share them with my colleagues. More sessions planned over the next day and a half. I will write again later……