SAGE Conference 2018

 8 – 10 August, 2018
Avenues: The World School
New York, USA

Conference Theme

Develop future world-wise leaders uniquely equipped to understand and solve global scale problems.

Desired outcomes
  • Design an experience that meets the objectives of SAGE and Avenues’ mission
    What is SAGE: Organization that unites top forward looking and innovative schools from around the world with the aim of bringing educators together to form professional networks that allow wider and deeper sharing of pedagogical ideas, resources and best practices. Three specialist sectors of SAGE:
    1. Bicultural Education
    2. Digital Education
    3. Experiential Learning
  • Communicate what Avenues does best
  • Foster communication and networks among member schools and other peer schools in our area

Thursday, August 9 (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)

Time Topic
8.30 Breakfast (continental buffet and coffee)
9.00 Theme: Can Empathy be Taught?
09:00 – 09:45
Avenues World Elements (David Palumbo)09:50 – 10:10
Putting Writing into Perspective: Cultivating Empathy through High Intensity Writing Practice (Julia Higdon)10:10 – 10:40
Student Leadership and Empathy (Siew Hui Sim-Lim, Hwa Chong Institution)10:40 – 10:50 Transition

10:50 – 12:00
Panel – importance of empathy (Moderator: Tim Carr)
• Jenna Arnold, Co-Founder, ORGANIZE,
• Sophie Menin, Cultural journalist,
• Agnes Ng, Nanyang Girls’ High School,
• Jie Zhou, Shanghai No. 3 Girls’ High School,
• Julia Higdon, Avenues: The World School

12.00 Triad Time and Lunch
1.00 Theme: Bilingualism, Does It Matter?
1:00 – 2:00
Bilingualism: Controversies, Myths, Misconceptions, and the Real Deal.,(Alison Mackey)2:15 – 3:00 Session A

  • Group 1: Passport Program, Metalinguistics Language Learning (Alison Mackey)
  • Group 2: East meets the West (Chinese Book Project) (Abby Brody, Ying-Wen Chen)

3:00- 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:00 Session B

  • Group 1: East meets the West (Chinese Book Project) (Abby Brody, Ying-Wen Chen)
  • Group 2: Passport Program, Metalinguistics Language Learning (Alison Mackey)
4.00 Triad time
4.15 School tour (optional)
5.15 End

Friday, August 10 (8:00 am – 12:30 pm)

Time Topic
8.00 Breakfast (continental buffet and coffee)
8.30 Theme: How Can Real-World Learning Transform Schools?
Project-Based Learning: A Constructivist Approach to Transformational Understanding (Jeff Robin)9:15 – 10:00 Session A

  • Group 1: Mastery Academy Showcase (Austin Volz / Tim Carr)
  • Group 2: Mastery Program (Mark Gutkowski)

10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Session B

  • Group 1: Mastery Program (Mark Gutkowski)
  • Group 2: Mastery Academy Showcase (Austin Volz / Tim Carr)

11:15 – 12:15 Next Transformative Steps Workshop (Facilitator: Tim Carr)

12.15 Closing
12.30 End
Conference Attendees

Academy of St. Joseph (New York)
Angela Coombs, Head of School

Affiliated High School of Peking University (Beijing)
Liu Chiang, Assistant to Principal
Zheng Wang, Principal

Avenues: The World School (New York)
Abby Brody
Bernard Geoxavier, Dean of Students, Grades 6-9
Ed Huang, Vice President, Information Systems and Technology
Kevin Murungi, Director, Global Journeys
Min Kim, Vice President, People and Culture
Nancy Shulman, Head of Early Learning Center
Ted Ogden, Associate Division Head, Middle Grades
Tim Carr, Director, Research & Development
Wendy Chang, Director Deans & College Counseling

Buckley Country Day School (Roslyn, NY)
Colleen Fortuna, Director, Admissions & Financial Aid
Jean-Marc Juhel, Head of School
Linda Bernard, Head of Upper School
Marjorie Jean-Paul, Director, Development & Alumni Relations
Lynn Sullivan, Director of Diversity and Inclusion 

Camberwell Girls Grammar School (Victoria, AUS)
Eleanor Wood, Head of Science Department
Karen Lemanis, History and Science Teacher
Kath Woolcock
Nicole Rogers, Head of Strategic Initiatives

Hwa Chong Institution (Singapore)
Siew Hui Lim, Principal Consultant for Student Development

Nanshan High School (Taipei)
Wen-Ya Tsai, English Teacher
Ya-Ti Huang, Director of English Department
Yen-Hong Liu, Director of Foreign Language Center

Nanyang Girl’s High School (Singapore)
Agnes Ng, Dean of Relations and Communications

Oulunkylän Yhteiskoulu (Helsinki)
Marjo Kurki-Mäkelin, Vice Principal
Ritta Nevala, Teacher, Home Economics and Healthcare

Pathways School Gurgaon (Delhi)
Megha Oberoi, Diploma Program Coordinator
Rohit Bajaj, School Director 

RDFZ Xishan School (Beijing)
Ching Ya Ooi, Assistance Vice Principal
Jiayin Pu, Vice Principal, Academic
Ping Yu, Teacher
Yan Liu, Principal

School of Science and Technology (Singapore)
Linda Chan, Principal
Vincent Tan, Vice Principal (Administration)

Shanghai No. 3 Girls’ High School (Shanghai)
Jie Zhou, Teacher
Ling Qin, Teacher

The Perse School (Cambridge)
Dan Cross, Senior Deputy Head

The Speyer Legacy School (New York)
Barbara Tischler, Head of School

Woodland Hill Montessori School (New York)
Susan Kambrich, Head of School