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International School Leaders Conference 2019: Download the slide decks

We're delighted that so many of you could join us at our second Pearson International School Leaders Conference. In this post, we're sharing all of the slide decks from the two-day event.

We have just returned from a great two days spent with international school leaders from around the globe at our second Pearson International School Leaders Conference. The packed agenda promised a great two days of thought provoking and practical content and it didn't fail to deliver!

In this post, we are making available sharable PDF copies of the slide decks from all of the conference sessions. We will also share photos and videos from the conference in due course.

Day 1 sessions

Keynote #1: Future of Skills: Employment in 2030, Owen Henkel, Pearson Affordable Learning Fund

Keynote #2: The Problem Solvers: Learning for Agency, Charles Leadbeater, author of The Problem Solvers

Keynote #3: Realising the Potential of AI for Education: 3 Routes to Impact, Professor Rose Luckin, UCL Institute of Education

Breakout sessions

How mindfulness can help with your student and staff wellbeing, Ashley Lodge, Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead, Pearson

The parent maze: navigating your way to success, Karine George, educationalist

Why choose our school? Creating competitive advantage for your local community, Jason Gregory, International Qualifications Director (Vocational), Pearson. Please note: This panel discussion has no accompanying slide deck.

Dynamic learning and what it can look like in your school, Karine George, educationalist. Please note: This slide deck is available by file transfer on request to

Skills development in the school curriculumShahina Burnett, Professional Development, Pearson

The global teacher workforce: professional learning, recruitment, retention and sustainabilityDr Fiona Rogers, Deputy CEO COBIS

Day 2 sessions

Keynote #1: 5-19 International Schools Curriculum Design for Today's World, Roberta Thomson, Academic Qualifications Director, Jason Gregory, International Qualifications Director (Vocational), Nicola Merchant, International Qualifications Director (Academic), Pearson

Keynote #2: Employability: Educating Learners for Tomorrow, Dr Kristen DiCerbo, Vice President of Teaching and Learning Research & Design, Pearson

Breakout sessions:

An academic curriculum for 5-14 year-oldsKevin Hiatt, iPLS Product Manager, Pearson

An academic curriculum for 14-19 year-oldsEuan Gordon, International Portfolio Manager, Ben Greshon, Senior Publisher and Tope Gay, International Portfolio Manager (Qualifications), Pearson

Teaching BTEC: how to introduce a career-focused education in a broad and balanced school curriculum, Ed Shaw, International Portfolio Manager (Vocational), Pearson

Extended project opportunities for 16-19 year-olds, Dr John Taylor, Director of Learning, Teaching and Innovation, Cranleigh School. ​​​​​​​Please note: This session has no accompanying slide deck.

Interested in attending the Pearson International School Leaders Conference in 2020?
Register your interest here and we will be in touch when we are taking firm bookings.

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