On March 24-25, we hosted our third annual user group conference in Europe at Berlin Brandenburg International School (BBIS). We were thrilled to welcome more than 140 participants from 80 schools representing 35 countries.

 

The first conference day began with keynote presentations by Secondary Principal Michaela Jung on Technology & Learning, and an overview of ManageBac at BBIS from IT Advisor Golnoush RonasiA company update from ManageBac and partner update from Pamoja followed.

 

Participants then went into programme-specific breakout sessions, including:

After lunch, participants started Session 2, which included:
The day concluded with Session 3, which continued to focus on curriculum planning:
Participants ended the day with traditional German food & drink at Hotel Lindenbräu.

 

The second day of the conference began with a keynote on Innovation in Education by Peter Murphy, Director at Vienna International School, which challenged participants to consider how organisational structures support innovation.

 

The morning breakout sessions focused on assessment and included:
Session 5 commenced after a coffee break. Sessions focused on reporting and looking forward to the future.
After lunch, Session 6 options included:
The final sessions focused on Q&A wrap-up, and a mindfulness exercise.

 

We had a wonderful time connecting with our schools in Europe, and are grateful to Berlin Brandenburg International School for hosting us in their facilitiesSee more from the two days by tracking #mbconfberlin on Twitter!

 

View the full conference schedule hereThe presenters’ slides are attached as PDFs to each session.

 

Participants said:

“Thanks to the ManageBac team for a fantastic conference… lots learnt, lots to do (and the food was fabulous!)”

“It was a fantastic conference, very helpful. I am impressed by how interested the MB folks are in understanding users and our perspective, and then responding to our needs.”

“A quick word of thanks from a ManageBac delegate in Berlin. Your attention to detail made everything roll really smoothly throughout whilst giving us the right amount of independence.”

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