Secondary Years Parent Engagement Workshops

We are pleased to share the plan for the Secondary Years Parent Engagement Workshops 2017-18

We have balanced the topics, presenters, days of the week and times as much as possible, and will try to record and share with those who could not attend.

The venue for these workshops will be the Auditorium Lobby, Level 4 unless otherwise communicated.

Please note that the dates and timings may still change so please check the Events Calendar for updates.

DATETIMETOPICDESCRIPTIONRECOMMENDED AUDIENCEELT MEMBER
27 November 2017
(Monday)
10am to 11amAcademic Pathways It's never too early to start considering future options. This session will open up consideration and discussion of the 'What ifs?' and 'What nexts?' of your child's education. All parents.
PY parents welcome too.
Jonathan Cox
17 January 2018 (Wednesday)9am to 10amTOKing critical thinkingCome learn what Theory of knowledge (TOK) is and why it is a key element of the IB Diploma programme.Grades 9 to Grade 12 parents.
All parents are welcome too.
Jan Stipek
19 February 2018
(Monday)
3.45pm to 4.45pmAssessment in the MYPThe semester one reports have given feedback of your child's progress in all subjects, along with MYP grades. Come along to this workshop to find out more about the purpose and structure of assessment in the MYP to explore what the report grades tell us.All MYP parents.Mark Gardner
1 March 2018
(Thursday)
6.30pm to 8pmFinancial planning for university It may seem like a long way off, but it's just around the corner. Join us to find out about the costs of university study and how to plan for them.All parents.
PY parents welcome too.
Jonathan Cox
22 March 2018
(Thursday)
10am to 11amConcept based learningConcept-driven, inquiry-based learning drives the MYP but what does it look like in practice? Come along to discover the how, why and what of this approach and how it places our students at the centre of their learning.All MYP parents.Mark Gardner
16 April 2018
(Monday)
4pm to 5pmWhat type of music is most conducive to studying?Leading up to the DP examinations (May), students will no doubt be revising extensively. This talk discusses the best types of music that are conducive for concentration and learning. The talk will reference empirical research and debunk the myths behind study practices. All DP parents.Michael Fletcher
3 May 2018
(Thursday)
6pm to 7pmMYP Personal ProjectAs our Grade 9 students begin the process of undertaking the MYP Personal Project which they will continue through Grade 10, come along to discover what the project involves and how it will enable students to develop independence and self-management.Grade 9 parents.Mark Gardner
16 May 2018
(Wednesday)
4pm to 5pmConflict during MYSCome learn the ways to deal with conflict during the middle years of schoolingGrades 6 to Grade 9 parents.
All parents are welcome too.
Mark Petterson
4 June 2018
(Monday)
9am to 10amStandardized Assessment dataHow standardized assessment data is used to improve student achievementGrade 9 to Grade 12 parents.Arnelle Grundhoefer
11 June 2018
(Monday)
5pm to 6pmWhat is DP IA + how is it marked (specifically looking at Economics)A workshop that takes parents (+ students) step by step on how to mark an Economics IA. There are 3 IAs in Economics, which contribute 20% towards the student's final mark. All parents of Economic students.
Students are welcome too.
Michael Fletcher

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