IGCSE Leaders Meet-Up

Build a culture of excellence at your school
January 28, 2023
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About the meet-up

As an IGCSE leader, you’re constantly striving for excellence – building systems and processes at your school, empowering teachers with best practices, and ensuring students are future-ready. Designed to grow your practice, the IGCSE Leaders Meet-Up focuses on key aspects of the IGCSE – assessment, grading, differentiation, metacognition, and active learning.

The meet-up is your opportunity to learn from superstars, build lasting relationships with IGCSE leaders from around the world, and take away actionable insights.

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About the sessions

As IGCSE leaders, setting goals and working backward from them is an essential part of supporting teaching at your school, and grade descriptors can be like a guiding torchlight for this process. In this session with Mary George, participants will brainstorm how IGCSE grade descriptors are used in their schools and subjects, explore how the grade descriptors can be used to guide student learning and set targets, and develop a feedback and student self-reflection form. The session will lead to an understanding of how teachers and students can be partners in exam success.

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While exams and their related goals can often determine or influence what happens in the classroom, one constant factor in teaching and learning is pausing and questioning the process. What does it mean for students to have really learned something? What makes learning stick? What are active learning and metacognition, and why do they matter? How can school leaders ensure that every teacher delivers great teaching? This session with Rob will address these questions and outline some key principles and results from the science of learning, along with their implications for classroom practice and for school leaders.

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Disclaimer - This event is organised independently of and not endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). Toddle's events are organised to enable exchange of practices and ideas within the educator community and are not a replacement for the Cambridge workshops. Views and opinions expressed by the speakers are their personal views and should not be construed as official guidance by the CAIE.

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Dylan Wiliam
Best-selling Author and Thought Leader on Assessment for Learning

Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at the UCL Institute of Education. In a varied career, he has taught in urban public schools, directed a large-scale testing program, and served a number of roles in university administration including Dean of a School of Education. Over the last 15 years, his academic work has focused on the use of assessment to support learning (sometimes called formative assessment). He now works with groups of teachers all over the world on developing formative assessment practices.
Ross Morrison McGill
Founder of @TeacherToolkit, Author, and EdD Student

Ross started teaching in 1991. As a school leader for 20 years, he worked in some of the most challenging secondary schools in London. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday Times. He remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day. Today, he works with pupils, teachers and school leaders across the world to support teaching and learning, workload, and teacher mental health.
Mary George
International Education Consultant and Assessment Expert

Mary has four decades of teaching and administrative work to her credit in both national and international schools where she specialized in Biology IGCSE & IBDP curriculum, whole school assessment, as well as teacher training for the international curricula. Formerly the assessment coordinator & curriculum leader of Science at The British School, New Delhi, she is currently a freelance consultant for international schools. Mary's workshops with educators empower them in getting creative with curriculum delivery, assessment, and other aspects of teaching and learning.
Robert Coe
Director of Research and Development, Evidence Based Education (EBE)

Along with leading R&D at EBE, Robert is also Senior Associate at the Education Endowment Foundation. He was previously Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at Durham University, and before that a secondary mathematics teacher. Rob has contributed to a number of influential reports, including EBE’s Great Teaching Toolkit: Evidence Review, the Sutton Trust’s What Makes Great Teaching?, the Education Endowment Foundation’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit, and the Teacher Development Trust’s Developing Great Teaching.