The first day opened with RVenus Lai (Regional Director, Asia-Pacific) and MacKenzie Hovermale (OpenApply Director) providing a company update on the latest features and community offerings for ManageBac and OpenApply. Next Puja Srivastava, IT Director at OIS walked us through the journey of implementing ManageBac and OpenApply, and featured an entertaining video with testimonials from students and teachers at the school.
Participants then went straight into track-specific breakout sessions (i.e. IB Programme, Technology, Achieving Buy-in, General, and Support Desk).
- Secondary School Communication | Rebecca Kwiatoski, Associate and David Sommers, Lead Design Teacher & ManageBac Coordinator at SPH Lippo Village
- MYP Assessment | Farah Misquitta, Primary Technology Integrator at Oberoi International School
- PYP Assessment | Carla Swinehart, PYP Coordinator at Mercedes Benz International School
- Introduction to Curriculum First | RVenus Lai, Regional Director Asia-Pacific
Attendees from both the ManageBac UGC and OpenApply Admissions Conference then came together for a cocktail hour and dinner at the beautiful Westin Mumbai Garden City.
After lunch and a school tour, participants continued on with the final two sessions.
SESSIONS 8 provided a last round of Q&A for each IB Programme and another AssessPrep Workshop for those who missed out earlier in the day.