IH Montevideo held their 16th annual Summer Conference on February 12, 2019, with the title, Change and Innovation in Education.
There were a series of sessions and workshops beginning at 09:00 at the Hotel NH Columbia in Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, concluding at 17:15.
The first session was from Vinicius Nobre about innovation in education, assessing how difficult it is to truly change education and challenge some of the self-proclaimed innovations in the field.
Next came presentations from Alejandra Ottolina and Laurie Henderson, the latter of which was about general principles and common problems encountered in teaching multi-ability classes which may include students with special education needs.
In the afternoon, Luciana Fernandez checked in with a session about how teachers can monitor if their students are learning what they are teaching. She also talked about 'performances of understanding' and how these are critical in providing compelling evidence about student's understanding.
Lastly, Monica Rodriguez Salvo talked about teachers as 'changemakers' and their role in an innovative, fast-paced society. With a focus on social and emotional development, she explored how teachers can nurture their inner innovator with proven techniques for the classroom, and tackle the development of essential aspects related to the development of life skills.
Overall, the bustling conference was a great success!