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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Friday, March 8 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Innovation Case Study Panel: New EdTech Tools - New Frontiers in Learning

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Gaming: Literally - Using video games to enhance the study of literatureGames are an immersive and ever improving entertainment medium. They are something that should be viewed as useful within educational circles, specifically in relation to studies like language and literature.
The presentation aims to make the case for using games in this way, explaining how they could be implemented and why not doing so would be an incredible waste of an immensely useful resource.

FarmBot Action Research Project - Michael Gates / Peter Wynd- Dulwich Suzhou
As part of the Dulwich College International Pioneering Spirit initiative (the founder of which will also be presenting at the 21CL HK event), Dulwich schools in Suzhou and Singapore successfully received a fairly substantial grant money back in April 2018.  
The money was to invest in an Open Source, CNC agricultural robotics solution: FarmBot.   A startup from USA a few years ago.

We intend to present on the first year of this exciting action research project.  We especially have been interested in researching the engagement levels and levels of ownership of a group of students in such a pioneering project (and obtaining data to evidence this) and how to make such an extra-curricular STEAM project embed itself 'organically' into an academic curriculum.

Another exciting strand of this project is the fact we are collaborating with our sister campuses at Dulwich College Suzhou (Ducks section) and Dulwich College Singapore.  We have also gained collaboration with additional tertiary education institutions with exciting consequences.  We wish also to present on the challenges and opportunities such collaborations have had.

Wearable Technology - Pioneering Spirit Project - - Kathryn Hall  - Dulwich College (Singapore)
In conjunction with Dulwich College International this is an example project as part of the Pioneering Spirit initiative run by the group.
My project is to develop a fashion project with students incorporating wearable technology. The focus is that the project is to encourage innovation, links to industry and enterprise and develop creative skills.

The aim of this project is to design and make a fashion collection that incorporates wearable technology such as lights, sensors, activity trackers, sound devices as well as making use of new technology and “smart materials” such as glow in the dark and thermo-chromatic paints.

The outcome will be a fashion show, inviting other schools and teachers within the DT, Science, ICT and Art fields (incorporating STEAM).

The project is pitched towards students in years 5-8, initially as a competition for design, then ECA for manufacturing the designs. In addition the students will take part in an enrichment day, inviting industry professionals from technology and design fields to conduct workshops with the students. This will develop an enterprising spirit and get students considering practical applications for their designs and how the growth industry of wearable technology might develop in the future.

The project has longevity as aspects can be used in future curriculum projects in DT, Science and ICT and ties in with NC objectives. Equipment purchased can be used by other departments or contributed towards a “makerspace”.

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Tanya LeClair

Elementary School Innovation Coach, American International School of Guangzhou

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Michael Gates

Teacher of Biology, Lead Teacher of Educational Technology and Community Service Coordinator, Dulwich International High School
Biology teacher with nearly 10 years teaching experience.Lead Teacher of Educational Technology - coordinating the Ed Tech PLC in my educational context, which promotes action research, innovation and use of ed tech tools to empower student learning.Interested in flipped learning... Read More →

Peter Wynd

Computer Science Teacher, Dulwich College (Singapore)
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Kathryn Hall

Teacher of Design & Technology / PSHE Co-ordinator, Dulwich College (Singapore)
I have over 10 years experience teaching Design & Technology both in the UK and internationally. I hold an MA in Technology, Education and learning which has sparked my interest in combining technology in unconventional products to reinforce learning in a practical environment. In... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT+07
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre