Sustainable Success in School Development
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Embedded two-day conference
Will take place in Peder Skrivares skola in Varberg, Föreningsgatan 96
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Tuesday November 1st:

09.30-10.00       Registration, coffee

10.00-10.30       Welcome and conference opening

10.30-11.30       Peter Gärdenfors, professor Lund University: The Lust of Understanding

11.50-13.00       Lunch

13.00-14.00       Debra Masters, Auckland: Examining John Hattie’s research into the major factors that contribute to improved student learning outcomes.

14.45-15.15       Bosse Larsson, Norrköping: Upgrading future competencies - Creativity 3.0 and Motivation 3.0!

15.15-15.45       Coffee, exhibition, mingle

15.45 -              Panel discussion: Debra Masters, Peter Gärdenfors, Bengt Lennartsson, and Bill Martin. Moderator: To be decided. With questions from the audience

18.00-               Reception, dinner, cultural performance


Wednesday November 2nd:

09.00-10.00       Bill Martin, Colorado: What is worth fighting for in the leadership of schools?

10.00-10.30       Coffee       Hans Renman, CEO TÄNK OM, Technology And Successful Transformation Of Teaching And School Leadership

11.15-12.00       Kim Schildkamp, TWENTE: Data use for school improvement: challenges and opportunities

12.00-13.15       Lunch

13.15-15.00       Fredrik Höper, Bitte Sundin, Jens Karlsson1, Bill Martin: Leading Learning  - Presentation of OUR Network

15.00-15.30       Coffee

15.30-16.00       James Nottingham, Newcastle: Challenges for Education in Europe

 1 Jens meddelade förhinder i god tid (8 augusti 2011) och deltog ej. Kommentar 2014-09-06 med anledning av NTs insinuanta artiklar. /Bengt Lennartsson


Three full day workshops.


Monday October 31st, 10:00-16.30: 

Debra Masters, Visible Learning, Auckland, New Zealand:

Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement.
This workshop looks at the influences on achievement in school-aged students based on Professor John Hattie’s internationally acclaimed research in his latest book Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. This outstanding research involved 15 years, many millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning.


Thursday November 3rd, 8:30-15:00: 
James Nottingham, Newcastle, director of Sustained Success,
Bosse Larsson, Norrköping, teacher and entrepreneur.
How to develop a Growth Mindset. Carol Dweck’s research has revealed that we all hold mindsets about our intelligence, ability, personality, etc.  Her theory of mindsets has significant practical implications for teachers, business-people, sportsmen and women, and parents.  Her research has shown that students who hold a growth mindset do better in school and that teaching students a growth mindset enhances their achievement.  Interestingly, there may not be a correlation between the mindset one holds and one’s performance until students encounter difficulty.  For example, for many students (especially 'gifted and talented’ students) the challenge-levels they experience in school can be perceived as low – they might not encounter many concepts which they regard as problematic, difficult and demanding. 


Thursday November 3rd, 8:30-15:00: (moved from Friday)

Kim Schildkamp, assistant professor, TWENTE University:
An eight step approach to using data in your school: data teams.

Want to learn how to use data effectively to improve your school?
This workshop will teach you how to use data available in your school,
following an eight step data team procedure. In the Netherlands, teams
of teachers and school leaders have used this procedure successfully
to, for example, improve mathematic achievement and to reduce grade
retention. The procedure includes steps such as problem definition
(for example, low mathematic achievement), hypotheses with regard to
what causes the problem (e.g. a lack of motivation of students leads
to low achievement), collecting data to test these hypotheses (for
example linking student motivation survey results to achievement results), and taking measures to improve education based on correct hypotheses.

ICOT-2018, Miami, FL, May 16-20,2018.

TEDxNorrköping Sponsors: Norrköping City, Linköping Uuniversity

Thanks to support from Linköping University and Norrköping City, will we now be able to plan for two to four full TEDxNorrköping events per year, and also for one TEDxNorrköpingSalon event per month (except for summer and christmas months). These Salon events will normally be located to Thursday evenings.
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Swedish experience from Visible Learning plus

Gustav Vasa skola, Stockholm, was among the first in Europe,. Principal Lena Arkéus about their objective and experience. (in Swedish with English subtitles). International experience from Gustav Vasa and 15 other schools in a book (Oct.2015); Swedish translation may come.

Carol Dweck's Mindset

Carol Dweck's Mindset - Man blir vad man tänker
now available in Swedish. Today 215 SEK from The video from her TEDxNorrköping Talk, with subtitles in 36 languages, has gained over 6 million visits on the Internet.