Cancelled NIST IS: Planning, Teaching and Assessing For Conceptual Understanding
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NIST International School

36 Sukhumvit Soi 15

Khlong Tan Nuea

Bangkok 10110, Thailand, Thailand

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Please note that this workshop has been cancelled

Planning, Teaching and Assessing For Conceptual Understanding

Workshop Descriptor:

This workshop will focus on how to effectively plan, teach and assess for conceptual learning. As many curriculums are moving to more of a conceptual framework, it is important that this translated into classroom practice.

‘Trying to teach in the 21st century without conceptual schema for knowledge is like trying to build a house without a blueprint.’ Lynn H Erickson

In this workshop teachers will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the role of concepts in curriculum design and teaching. This will be enhanced through the opportunity to go through the stages of planning a unit of work with a focus on concepts.

This workshop will unpack many of the ideas and models presented in ‘Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts’ a book that has been published by Hawker Brownlow in Australia.

Participants will:

  • Understand the importance of why to teach conceptually

  • Unpack the difference between a conceptual framework and a topic based framework.

  • Use the Innovative Global Education model for developing understanding goalls and conceptual understandings (central ideas, statements of inquiry, big ideas, enduring understandings)

  • Use the Innovative Global Education model for developing rubrics of understanding that assist in moderating and assessing understanding goals.

  • Develop appropriate summative assessment tasks that assess the understanding goals and therefore the conceptual understanding.

  • Understand the importance of connecting students to concepts.

  • Understand and plan formative assessment connected to students' understanding of concepts driving the unit.

  • Develop learning engagements that are significant and connected to the understanding goals.  

  • Plan a unit of work with a focus on conceptual teaching, learning and assessing.

  • Build a repertoire of teaching strategies focused on conceptual teaching and learning.


This workshop will be suitable for teachers and leaders that are using or moving to a conceptual framework for planning, teaching and assessing. This includes classroom teachers, single subject teachers or coordinators teaching in elementary to middle school.

It si suggested that, where possible, people attend this workshop as a collaobrative group (2 or more), so that throughout the planning process there are opportunites to colaobrate and discuss ideas with someone else planning the same unit.

What to bring:

Participants will need to bring a unit they wish to develop a conceptual overview for and plan for conceptually. 

Workshop Leader Biography:

Tania LATTANZIO is an experienced international educator. Previously a teacher, coordinator, and manager with the International Baccalaureate, she is now Regional Director of Innovative Global Education. In this role she works as a consultant extensively in Asia Pacific and other parts of the world. This role involves developing and conducting professional development for teachers and leadership, modelling pedagogy in classrooms, developing and designing curriculum for schools and working intensively with teaching teams, through mentoring and coaching, to improve planning, teaching and assessment.  A passionate educator Tania works closely with educational institutions to specifically meet their needs in supporting school reform, making significant shifts in pedagogy and curriculum in both local and international settings. Tania has co-written a book "Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts,' available through Hawker Brownlow Publishing in Australia. 

M Ed (Curriculum and Administration), Grad Dip (Librarianship), Dip Ed

Workshop Timings:

Saturday 8 October

8.30 - 9.00       Introduction to the conference

9.00 - 10.30     Session One

10.30 - 11.00   Break (snacks provided)

11.00 - 1.00     Session Two

1.00 - 1.45       Lunch (lunch provided)

1.45 - 3.45       Session Three


Sunday 9 October

8.30 - 10.30     Session Four

10.30 - 11.00    Break (snacks provided)

11.00 - 1.00      Session Five (conclusion of workshop)



All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.



Early Bird Fee: US$260

Registration fee after the 31 August 2016: US$290

Registration fee after the 31 September 2016: US$320


Cancellation Policy

Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 8 September, 2016 if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled your full payment will be reimbursed. If the workshop is proceeding you will not receive an email. 

Workshop Participation

If Innovative Global Education is informed by 8 September, 2016 that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after 8 September, 2016 IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee. 

If, for any reason, a school needs to either transfer a registered participant to another workshop from the workshop registered or change the name of the participant attending a workshop, Innovative Global Education can make these changes on request from the school or participant at any time.



Innovative Global Education together with NIST International School is pleased to announce the following partnerships with hotels. When booking the room state you attending an IGE workshop at NIST International School.


U Sukhumvit:

Superior Room THB 2,300

Deluxe Room THB 2,800

Khun Khanittha:


Kingston Suites:

Superior Room THB 1,600

Deluxe Room THB 1,800

Executive Room THB 2,200

Khun Kukkai:


Movenpick Sukhumvit 15 

Superior Room THB 3,100

Executive Room THB 4,600

Khun Kanokporn:


Getting to and from NIST International School:

Shuttle Service

There will be a shuttle service provided by NIST International School (with their logo on it) that can take participants from the top of Sukhumvit Soi 15  (in front of the Manhattan Hotel, across the Lobby of Four Points by Sheraton) to NIST Internaitonal School and vice versa. The shuttle service will run from 8:00 am on the 31st October and the 1st November, and will do the reverse and drop people off at the end of the day.


If you are staying at U Sukhumvit (300 meters from NIST) and the Kingston Suites (700 meters from NIST Internaitonal School) and would like to walk, you should turn left as you come out of the hotel and keep walking towards the end of the Soi, the school will be on your right hand side.  

The Kingston Suites and U Sukhumvit also have shuttle services that can take guests to nearby places, including NIST Internaitonal School, the nearest Sky Train station, Terminal 21, etc.

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