The 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event in Hong Kong where teachers, staff, and school leaders come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education with thought leaders, technology, and learning experts, and their peers. With over 650 attendees from 33 countries, it is the event of choice for a diverse international audience. The event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner-led workshop sessions, and fun networking opportunities.
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Saturday, March 9 • 10:05am - 11:05am
Avenues: The World School- Avenues World Elements Mastery Academy - A School of Different Thought

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The Avenues' global vision-one school with many interconnected and interdependent campuses around the world--began with the cultivation of innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and responsible global citizens in New York. Global expansion will enable new kinds of exchange between leading centers of culture and commerce and ultimately the world, as Avenues builds a global network of campuses unified by a common mission, educational practices, and best-in-class facilities.

The programs at Avenues exemplified by the Avenues World Elements (AWE), which was developed to showcase the unique global perspective of Avenues and define the global intended curriculum for graduating students across the globe. AWE captures the essential and enduring outcomes for graduates of Avenues. Avenues: The World Course is the heart of Avenues. Spiraling throughout the curriculum from nursery to 12th grade, the World Course teaches a combination of history, geography, social studies, economics and politics-all from a global perspective rather than an exclusively Western one. The aim of the World Course is not simply to educate students about the world but to cultivate global citizens in the deepest sense. The highly innovative research and development efforts at Avenues have developed the Avenues Mastery Academy (AMA) pilot, is one-part boarding school and one-part makerspace. Reminiscent of 15th-century Renaissance studios, it is an academic apprentice-learning model in which up to 10 Avenues students and up to 10 Chinese students work side-by-side with master teachers and practitioners.

No better place in the world exists for students to work on the evolution of the smartphone and delve into the future of manufacturing than Shenzhen. Students become creators while pursuing technical mastery; students transcended stereotypes of hyper-specialized engineers. Guided by master teachers, students are asked to reflect on the broader implications of their work, developing strong positions on open source, counterfeit technologies, and personalized manufacturing to become confident leaders in making and innovation.

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Andrew Torris

Head of School, Avenues: The World School
Andy is a highly experienced school leader who began his career in education in his native Oregon more than 30 years ago. Since 2000, Andy has held leadership positions at international schools across Asia and the Middle East, including the Yanbu International School in Saudi Arabia... Read More →

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