08:00 – 08:50 Registration—The Centre Lobby
Coffee on Arrival

09:00 – 09:15 Conference Welcome and Opening—Theatre
Mrs. Anne Fowles – ACAMIS President
Mr. Laurie McLellan – Director Nanjing International School and ACAMIS Board Member

09:15 – 10:00—Theatre
Keynote Address: “The Next Step … Wondering or Wandering
Dr. Yong Zhao, Presidential Chair and Associate Dean for Global and Online Education
Education is about preparing children to live in the future. While
at no time we could predict exactly what the future would be like,
in closed, slow-changing societies, the future could be
predicated based on the past, with reasonable confidence. Thus
education in general has been about delivering a prescribed set
of knowledge and skills to help children find employment and
live as citizens. However with globalization and rapid
technological changes, such societies do not exist on earth
anymore, making it virtually impossible to pre-determine the
skills and knowledge needed for the future. What then should
education do?
In this presentation, Dr. Yong Zhao wonders about a futureoriented
education that starts with what comes with each child
instead of an authoritative prescription of knowledge and skills in
the hope to challenge educators to reconsider what truly defines
a high-quality education for the new era.

10:00 – 10:25 Coffee with SponsorsThe Centre Café

10:30 – 12:30 Workshop Session 1:—MYP LGR
Transliteracies: What does it Mean to be Literate in the 21st Century?
Dr. Carol Gordon
This session investigates what we know about traditional literacy
and emerging literacies in digital environments. The latest
research and best practices are explored to re-evaluate what
literacy means, how it is best taught, and the consequences for
teaching inquiry through the content areas. A structuralist
approach looks at building new knowledge through the lenses of
aesthetic and historical understandings.

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch—Theatre

14:15 – 16:00 Workshop Session 2:— MYP LGR
Transforming School Libraries for 21st Century
Dr. Carol Gordon
The impact of the digital age on school libraries presents
opportunities to re-evaluate facilities and collections to create
user-driven and learning-centered programs and services.

16:00 – 18:00 Optional Activities:
Tour of School, Tech Help Desk, Massages, Wellness Opportunity, Open Bar

18:15 – 19:00 Pre-dinner Drinks—Theatre

19:00 – 22:00 Conference Dinner with Keynote Speaker –Theatre
James McGregor


08:30 – 09:00 Arrival at NIS—The Centre Lobby
Coffee on Arrival

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome
Mrs. Anne Fowles – ACAMIS President

09:15 – 10:00 Keynote Address:Mind the Gap—Theatre
Mr. Kevin Bartlett, Director of the International School of Brussels

10:00 – 10:20 Coffee with Sponsors—The Center Cafe

10:30 – 12:00 Workshop Session 3: —MYP LGR
Teaching through Guided Inquiry and the Information Search Process: Why is it relevant to the Digital Age?
Dr. Carol Gordon
As information moves from traditional print formats to digital
environments information users face challenges of information
overload, choosing what is relevant, evaluating information, and
synthesizing new information with prior knowledge to create
meaningful learning outcomes. This session examines the ISP
as a diagnostic tool for supporting learning through inquiry,
literacy, and interactive technology.

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch—Theatre

13:45 – 15:30 Workshop Session 4: —MYP LGR
Librarian's Forum
Dr. Carol Gordon
A round-table devoted to best practice, problem-solving and working in China-based international school libraries.