Shanghai Community International School Pudong Campus
14 and 15 March 2014
"Providing Opportunites that are Just Right" challenges educators to rethink how success and achievement are viewed in school environments.
Leading off with the first keynote presentation is William (Bill) Lishman, a world-renowned inventor and artist. His works include award-winning documentary films and numerous works of public art. His best selling autobiography inspired the Columbia Pictures hit film Fly Away Home, as well as the Jacques Perrin feature film The Winged Migration. Bill was a pioneer in ultralight aviation and initiated the use of ultralight aircraft in establishing new migration routes for precocial birds. A high school dropout himself, Bill continues to challenge educators to embrace the unique qualities of all learners.
On the second day, Justin Bedard will talk of his personal story of growing up in international schools, working at an international school as an educator, and now engaging with 100’s of different international schools globally through his work with JUMP! The focus of Justin’s talk will be on providing context for the powerful tools of compassion, community, and inter-connection in the International School context. Weaved into Justin’s address will be interactive and experiential activities facilitated by students attending international schools in Shanghai.
Of course, the ACAMIS conference will contain the usual strands appropriate for a wide-range of audiences.