"The Best Mistake I Ever Made" A Community Learning Session with Deborah Welch, Tim Carr and Kevin Glass
The 54th AAIE-New York City-CONVERSATION: February 1-5, 2020
"Diverse on Purpose, Different By Design"
If you're going to travel to New York in February 2020, with many of you from the other side of the planet, then it's the job of AAIE to make sure we hold important CONVERSATIONS.
We can see nothing more important than our theme for 2020: Diverse on Purpose: Different by Design. And to explore the questions that matter. Our theme calls for us to be more than 'diverse by accident' simply by virtue of our student populations. In troubling times, with the politics of polarity gaining ground, international education is uniquely placed to embrace the power of diversity with a renewed sense of common purpose, or to 'make a difference on difference.'
This year's conversation will pull together multiple threads of diversity: from those who learn differently, supporting linguistic equity, building success on our different strengths, addressing key issues such as ethnic diversity in our faculties and women in leadership, socio-economic disparity and access to our schools..the things that many of us care deeply about.
We need your voice in this CONVERSATION. Contribute your voice and expertise at AAIE in New York in 2020.
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
"21st Century Power: Principles, Practices, and Positive Social Change"
2:30-4:00PM Monday, February 3rd
We are in the midst of a power revolution, one moving away from older, Machiavellian approaches to power, which prioritized coercion and might, to more collaborative, compassionate models of power. In this talk, Dacher Keltner will detail a roadmap for 21st century power, one oriented toward social change and embodied in Collaborative Practice. He will speak about the need to think what power is: not money, class, coercion or might but rather our ability to make a difference in the world. Keltner will detail the principles of collaborative power, which include empathy, giving, gratitude and stories that unite, all of which earn the esteem of others and stir social networks to effective action. He will address the abuses of power, from empathy deficits to impulsivity, which can undermine any human at work, in family life, in marriage and offer ideas about what can be done to promote social change in the face of such timeless pitfalls.
"How Never Fitting in Became Fitting in Everywhere"
8:45-9:45AM Wednesday, February 5th
In her hilarious keynote, Firoozeh Dumas will share her improbable journey from Abadan, Iran to the bestseller lists of the NYTimes. Not only does Firoozeh believe that our commonalities far outweigh our differences but she also believes that our stories connect us. Hearing her story will make you want to share yours, and hear everyone else's.
Her book, Funny in Farsi, has developed a cult following among educators, selling almost half a million copies. It is part of the curriculum in many junior highs, high schools and colleges around the country where it is often the only humorous and most popular book on reading lists. Even though students are initially hooked in by the humor, educators have found that Firoozeh’s books are a gateway to many conversations, including shared humanity, immigration, language, family and identity. A free study guide is available on her website.
World Cocktail Party: "Differences and Diversity" - With Kristen Pelletier and Kevin Bartlett
Partner Showcase Exhibition and Apple Lucky Draw
"Values, Principles and Rules: What Does a Culture of Dignity Look Like in an International School?" - Rosalind Wiseman and Charlie Kuhn
"How do the Head of School and Chair work together to lead the Board to effective governance?" - David Chojnacki and Rick Detwiler
"You Mean We Have to Work Together? Leading with Diversity in a Chinese/English Bilingual School" - Andrew Torris
"To Shadow is to Exclude" - Lee Ann Jung
"The Human Side of Changing Education" - Julie Margretta-Wilson
"The High School Diploma as a Catalyst for Transformation" - Jeff Bradley and Tim Carr
"Language, Culture and Cognition: How do we Know What we Know?" - Lila Leung
"Renovate Your School - It's Dusty and Dirty but Looks Great When you are Finished!" - Robert Landau
"Sluicing for Gold: Strategies for Successfully Recruiting Female Leaders" - Bridget McNamer, Laura Light, Dana Watts, Coreen Hester, Jane Larsson and Art Charles
"Can I do it and is it Worth it? - Why Some Schools Excel at Technology Innovation and Why Others Fail" - Kevin Crouch
"Designing School Head Contracts to Minimize US Tax" - Rick Gray
"Criss-Cross" The Intersection of International Education and International Business - Mark Tomaszewski
"Combating Childhood Sexual Exploitation in the Educational Environment" - Ryan Foreman
"To Boldly Go…where no team of international educators has gone before…" - Kevin Bartlett and the CGC
"No, The Kids Are Not Alright: Part II" - Sean Truman
"Using Data to Guide Student Learning and School Improvement" - Warna Gillies
"The Transformative Power of Combining Cultures" - Aleasha Morris, Grace McCallum and Paul Fochtman
"Leading with Feminine and Masculine Energies" - Mina Merkel and Kathy Stetson
"Learning Analytics: Data Conversations" - Kevin Crouch
"Equity by Design: Students as Agents of and for Social Change" - Jacinta Williams and Shelley Paul
"Beyond Crisis Management: Recovering Trust And Leading Difficult Conversations" - Homa Tavangar
"Experiments in Change: Unlocking Patterns of Belief and Behavior" - Colleen Broderick
"If You Had the Opportunity to Design a Completely Impact Drive, Learning-Focused School, What Would You Do?" - Andrew Derry
"Building a Resilient Community: How International Schools Prepare for, Respond to and Repair from Disruptive Events" - Oli Tooher-Hancock and Mike Johnson
"The Crucial Process of Head, Chair and Board Transitions" - John Littleford
"Initiating and Sustaining Inclusive Programs in International Schools" - Ochan Kusuma-Powell and Jon Nordmeyer
"Exploring the Role of Leadership in an Inclusive School Through the Design Thinking Lens" - Simon Gillespie
"Naming and Addressing the Biases for Women in Leadership" - Fran Prolman