Invitation to attend

Adolescent Success (formerly the Middle Years of Schooling Association—MYSA) invites all those committed to education, growth and development of young adolescents to the Inaugural Asia Pacific Conference for Adolescent Success (APCAS), to be held from 13 – 14 September 2014 at the Australian International School in Singapore.

Teachers of middle years students in all schools face specific and unique challenges, they cater for a wide range of student needs and abilities and we know from current brain research that engagement in learning is particularly important during adolescent years.

We encourage teachers and educators from the Asia Pacific region to share their middle school practice and tell their stories so that we may all learn from each other.

The conference committee invite you to share challenging and rewarding practices for 21st Century learners as we celebrate Global Students – Real Solutions.

We look forward to your support and participation.

2014 Conference Committee

Who should attend?
Why attend? 
• Teachers from the Asia Pacific region
• Teachers and leaders from International Schools
• Deputy principals
• Heads of departments
• Administrators
• Pre-service teachers
• Year level deans
• Youth workers
• Principals
• Curriculum co-ordinators
• Education advisors
• Teacher educators
• Guidance counsellors
• Pastoral care co-ordinators
The conference will enable participants to:
• broaden their pedagogical beliefs and re-invigorate their practice
• develop an understanding of how to be a truly connected teacher
• explore relevant social trends and demographics
• discover strategies for engaging young adolescents in the learning process
• consider the importance of gender specific learning needs
• develop a deeper understanding of current trends in adolescent psychology and social behaviour
• network with others in person and digitally
• express their ideas and thoughts in a range of contexts.

Important dates
Abstract submission closes Monday, 5 May 2014
Abstract notification to authors Friday, 30 May 2014
Registration deadline (at discounted rate) Friday, 18 July 2014

Conference Committee
Mary Campanella Management Committee, Adolescent Success, Australia
Debra Evans Management Committee, Adolescent Success, Australia
Richard Owens Australian International School, Singapore
Tonya Low Bangkok, Thailand
Rebecca Scrivener German European School, Singapore
Angela White Executive Officer, Adolescent Success, Australia

For more information please contact the conference secretariat:
Expert Events
Email: adolescentsuccess2014@expertevents.com.au
Telephone: +61 7 3848 2100
Fax: +61 7 3848 2133
Post: PO Box 351, Hamilton Central Qld 4007 Australia


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