PreConference L2 Europe 2024

THURSDAY 21. March 2024 9:45-16.00


Deep Dive in 3 parts – choose one PreConference for the full day

Advancing Coaching in International Schools

Whole School

This Precon is a dedicated space for advancing coaching in your school and our region. Bringing together Digital coaches, Instructional coaches, Math & Literacy coaches, and learning leaders, we will examine the essential conditions that make coaching work. This precon is a “collaborative” meaning we will co-construct our understanding through sharing experiences, resources, and models while also creating space to grow our practice as coaches. Participants can expect to leave with skills and direction for advancing coaching culture, and coaching practice, at their school.

Amy Garrett

International School of Prague
Design & Technology Innovation Coach

Dave Curran

American International School of Budapest
Learning Innovation Coach

Make to Learn! How Integrating Making and Robotics can Amplify Learning

Whole School

Together we will find opportunities to integrate design thinking, making and robotis into your curriculum. So often these are seen as separate from the learning in classrooms. We’ll investigate opportunities and have time to explore some amazing tools that make this accessible and also powerful for students. Participants will explore lights, sensors and motors, learning the basic functions of the Hummingbird components. We will then engage in a design challenge using the Hummingbird kits to create a solution to a problem. We will learn basic coding skills drag-and-drop blocks of code that are accessible for beginning programmers. Participants will walk away with ideas to implement in the classroom and have created something using the tools we’ll have onsite.

Jill Zappia & ASP Team

Benjamin Franklin International School, Barcelona, Spain
Associate Head of Elementary School