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 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Get Students Students Excited about STEM with ROBOTS!

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Get Students Excited about STEM with ROBOTS!
This HANDS-ON workshop is based on educational research on robotics. Student attitudes towards STEM as well as their self-efficacy are positively affected by engaging in activities that involve creating or building. Robotics is one specific area that help positively affect students’ attitudes in STEM.
VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for young students and their teachers. Students can jump right in and snap robots together using this intuitive system. Educators can utilise free VEX IQ Curriculum materials to help teach valuable lessons and skills needed in today’s changing world.
Bring your Mac or PC to participate in the robot programming portion.
Participants will have an opportunity to learn the following:
  • Connections between robotics and STEM Education & Design
  • Learning about requirements for using the VEX IQ system
  • Hands-on learning with the VEX IQ system
  • Building a simple, yet fully functioning and programmable VEX IQ Robot
  • Simple programming of the built robot for autonomous routines
  • VEX robotics designs for competitions
  • Overview of the system and curricular flow from VEX IQ into the VEX EDR platform for middle and high school students
  • School Robotics Programs
  • Role of competition in school robotics programs
  • Setup a robotics program in school as a club/activity or class
  • Cost of starting the program, logistics, competitions, travel, etc.

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Matt Wise

Learning Innovator, American International School
Actively exploring how technology can empower student inquiry, foster increased ownership over their learning, and give teachers insight into aspects of their learning that was previously unavailable to us.
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Rolly Maiquez, Ed.D.

Director of Educational Technology, American International School
I enjoy working with tools that can help get students more involved in their learning. I love using robots, electronics, and other fun items in teaching what I teach!My main interests in educational technology include robotics, mobile apps, and electronics. In robotics, I'm most interested... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am +07