Located in the heart of Mumbai, India, the American School of Bombay is a coeducational, independent, IB day school from Pre-K to Grade 12.
Set to take place on February 23-24th, 2024, ASB Un-Plugged will be the perfect platform to challenge, rethink, and transform the way we envision our schools' future.
Embracing the theme "Leveraging our INNOVATIVE mindset and harnessing our HUMAN capabilities," ASB Un-Plugged 2024 offers a unique dual focus. Our innovation strand leans into the tech-savvy, future-forward mindset—exploring topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Extended Reality, and Design. Here, we delve deep into the potential of cutting-edge technology to revolutionize the education landscape.
The human capabilities strand examines the intrinsic potentials of coaching, communication, well-being, and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). It's a call to action for educators to not only empower themselves but also create a nurturing, inclusive, and progressive environment for their students.
We believe in the power of synergy, and ASB Un-Plugged 2024 aims to merge these two seemingly disparate yet interconnected paths, creating a holistic and forward-thinking approach towards education.
Whether you're an innovator keen on exploring the technological trends shaping our educational landscape, or an educational leader passionate about promoting well-being and diversity, this conference is for you.
Join us for ASB Un-Plugged 2024, and together, let's take a step into the future. Be a part of the change. Because here, we're not just reimagining the future—we're actively designing it.
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Pre-Conference: Deep Dive Strand
The Leadership Pre-Conference Strand is designed for forward-thinking and courageous leaders who are eager to embrace the challenges and opportunities of our rapidly evolving world. Strategies for Fostering Innovation in Schools will allow participants to experience the SOLVE at ASB design-thinking process through the conference strand topic of Well-being. Join ASB Head of School Dr. Paul Richards as he leads participants in a full-day workshop designed to be both thought-provoking and also practical, leading to new knowledge and skills, and to a visionary prototype that can be taken back to improve schools.
1) Artificial Intelligence
Explore the boundless potential of AI in revolutionizing the education landscape at our "Leveraging our Innovative Mindsets: Artificial Intelligence" strand. We'll discuss the latest AI advancements and how to incorporate them into educational systems to foster personalized, engaging, and effective learning experiences.
2) Design Thinking
Delve into the transformative power of Design Thinking in our "Leveraging our Innovative Mindsets: Design Thinking" strand. Learn how this human-centered approach can help us reimagine and redesign our schools, creating solutions that are innovative, practical, and truly responsive to the needs of our students.
3) Empowering our Students
Join us in "Leveraging our Innovation Mindsets/Harnessing our Human Capability: Empowering our Students" to explore how technology and human capacity can unite to empower students. We'll discuss strategies to create an environment that fosters self-confidence, creativity, critical thinking, and the courage to innovate.
4) Centering DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice)
In the "Harnessing our Human Capabilities: Centering DEIJ" strand, we'll explore the importance of fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our schools. Learn how to create a safe, accepting, and equitable learning environment where every student feels seen, heard, and valued.
5) Wellness at the Heart
Explore the critical role of well-being in education with our "Harnessing our Human Capabilities: Wellness at the Heart" strand. We'll delve into strategies to nurture physical, mental, and emotional wellness among students and educators, emphasizing the importance of a holistic, balanced approach to learning.
6) Leveraging Communication Through Coaching
Join us in "Harnessing our Human Capabilities: Leveraging Communication Through Coaching" to learn how effective communication can shape our educational landscape. We'll discuss coaching strategies that can enhance active listening skills, improve student engagement, and foster a positive, collaborative learning environment.
Mumbai Connect (Sunday Sign-up)
We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for a day-long immersion into the vibrant heart of Mumbai, a city that pulsates with a rich tapestry of culture, industries, arts, and unique experiences. Our carefully curated activities promise to offer you a deeper understanding of this beautiful metropolis, its multifaceted facets, and its indomitable spirit.
1) Mumbai Darshan via Double Decker Bus:
Embark on an unforgettable journey aboard a double-decker bus that will take you on a whirlwind tour of some of Mumbai's most iconic and must-visit destinations. From the historic Gateway of India to the bustling markets of Colaba, and from the serene Marine Drive to the architectural marvels of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, this expedition will showcase the city's contrasting elements in all their glory. Immerse yourself in Mumbai's history, architecture, and vibrant street life as you soak in the panoramic views from the top deck.
2) Walk and Trek at Sanjay Gandhi National Park:
Nature enthusiasts, this one's for you! Lace-up your walking shoes for an invigorating adventure in the heart of the city at Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Embark on a guided walk and trek through lush trails, breathing in the freshness of nature as you learn about Mumbai's vital ecosystem. The highlight of this experience is the meaningful tree plantation drive, where you can contribute to Mumbai's green cover while making a positive impact on the environment. Connect with nature and rejuvenate your senses in this verdant oasis within the bustling urban landscape.
3) Dharavi: Exploring the Industrial Culture:
Discover the soul of Mumbai's industrial fabric as we take you on a unique journey through Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slum communities. Gain insights into the resilience and creativity of this dynamic community as you witness their thriving cottage industries, artistic endeavors, and vibrant tapestry of life. Through interactive sessions and guided tours, you'll have the opportunity to understand the innovative spirit that drives Dharavi's economy and learn about the skills that make it a self-sustaining ecosystem.
Prepare to be captivated by Mumbai's diversity, its vibrant spirit, and the myriad of experiences it has to offer. We invite you to participate in this enriching day-long immersion, where you will witness the city's heartbeats through three distinctive lenses: cultural exploration, environmental connection, and industrial ingenuity.
Please stay tuned for more detailed itineraries and registration information. We look forward to sharing this incredible experience with you and creating cherished memories together.