Breakout Session 3

The Future of Technology on Campus: maximizing the opportunities and minimizing the dangers


Moderator: Taylor Stockdale | Head of School, The Webb Schools


  • Carolina Artacho Guerra | Physics Teacher, Phillips Academy 
  • Charles M. Stillwell (Charley) | Head of School, Episcopal High School 
  • Trevor Hall | Headmaster, Westville Boys’ High School 
  • Hidemasa Okada | Head of Overseas Education, Sugamo Gakuen

As  secondary and higher education’s student demographic evolves, it’s critical that a cultural shift take place on campus —elite institutions especially—centered around empathy and understanding for challenges and obstacles that stand in the way of student persistence and success. This panel will look at the next 10 years and discuss ways institutions can support the new learner.

10 Years of Positive Education, 10 Lessons Learned


Presenter: Ronald D. Lalonde Ed.D | Regional Manager Middle East, Institute of Positive Education, Geelong Grammar School


Geelong Grammar School holds an important place in the history of Positive Education. As a pioneer, however, the school’s journey included missteps and missed opportunities. Join us as we share the story of the development of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School and explore ten of the most important lessons about successful implementation that we learned along the way.

Sharing Their Stories: Discussing Difficult Situations in an Application



  • Jeannie D’Agostino | Director of International Admissions, Drexel University 
  • Mary de Villiers | Director of International Admissions, University of Notre Dame 
  • Julie Ramsay | Director of Admissions, University of St Andrews


In preparing their university applications, students may be unsure of how and when to share information about challenging situations they have faced. In this session, we aim to explore the ways in which students can be their best self-advocates, in relaying difficult and complex situations to the Admissions Committee, through different application methods (Common Application, university-specific, and UCAS). The expert panel will highlight ways in which college counselors and school officials can best support their students through a USA and UK lens.


We will provide an overview on the regulations and protections through the lens of US and UK systems, as well as the support services offered on our campus communities. The conversation will be a comprehensive and focused on supporting students through the application process, as well as providing tools to influencers and stakeholders on how to help students identify the right fit community for their needs.

June 20 @ 16:23
16:23 — 00:45 (45′)