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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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Wednesday, March 6
 

7:30am

Learning Spaces Tour (TICKETED EVENT)
This tour will visit five Hong Kong schools, – all offering exciting perspectives and possibilities on contemporary learning space design in both new and renovated buildings. There will be a strong focus on providing insights into innovative learning spaces including common spaces, classrooms, libraries, etc.
This is a great way to see 21st Century Learning in action and the structure of each visit allows for a tour of the key spaces, – often guided by student ambassadors,- plus time for an open discussion with a member(s) of the school leadership team.

A contemporary learning space needs to be able to motivate learners and promote learning as an activity, support collaborative as well as formal practice, provide a personalised and inclusive environment, and be flexible in the face of changing needs. This tour will generate ideas and discussions about different approaches to delivering this vision.

Attendees to the 21st Century Learning conference frequently cite the school tours as one of the highlights of their conference experience. Numbers are capped so if you are interested in a school tour book quickly to ensure you get a space.



Wednesday March 6, 2019 7:30am - 4:30pm
The Harbourview Hotel 4 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

8:00am

ISTE Certification for Educators (TICKETED EVENT)
The ISTE Certification for Educators is a rigorous professional certification aimed at ambitious educators, coaches, and school leaders, who are ready to step up to the challenge of taking their professional practice around the use of education technology to the next level.

This is the first qualification of its kind and has been developed to be of great value, irrespective of the curriculum model used in a school.

This unique certification is based on the ISTE Standards for Educators and is designed to support practitioners in moving systems from vision to practice. It does this by preparing participants to rethink and redesign learning activities with technology so as to engage students in real-world authentic and active learning.

The vendor- and device-neutral ISTE Certification for Educators training/professional development program focuses content and learning activities on all seven ISTE educator standards, with a special emphasis on the instructional indicators within the standards

Speakers
JD

Jeff Dungan

Technology Resources Facilitator, Shanghai American School
avatar for Dana Watts

Dana Watts

Director of Innovation, 21st Century Learning International
This June, I will join International School Services (ISS) as the Director of Research and Development for School Management. My responsibilities will include developing and strengthening ISS’s school startup and management quality assurance through research of best practice. I... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
The Harbourview Hotel 4 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

9:00am

EdTech Staff Job-A-Like (TICKETED EVENT)
WHAT IS IT?
An opportunity for school staff who are involved in technology to discuss issues of common concern, brainstorm solutions to common challenges, and to share success stories.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
School technology staff including (but not necessarily limited to: Technology Directors, e-learning/technology coaches and facilitators, technical support staff and their managers)

EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS
• Opportunity to learn from over 100 colleagues from Hong Kong and beyond
• Build and extend personal networks for learning and collegial support
• A great chance to share your own expertise with others in your field
• An added bonus for overseas delegates who are already coming to HK to attend the 21C Conference and Pre-Conference


Speakers
avatar for Matt Harris, Ed.D.

Matt Harris, Ed.D.

International Education Consultant, International EdTech
I am an international educational consultant focused primarily on EdTech. Based in Singapore, I work with schools, EdTech companies, and Ministries of Education around several areas related to the operational and academic uses of technology in schools. Please connect with me on Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Grogan

Kelly Grogan

Head of Innovation and Staff Learning, Chinese International School
I am the program director the MIT STEAM camp @CIS, the first of its kind in Asia. I foster cultures of engagement through training, system implementation, social responsibility, and coaching. Doctoral candidate leading instructional transformation with data-driven practices as... Read More →
AN

Aaron Ng

Assistant College Infrastructure Manager, United World College of South East Asia (Dover)
JK

Jimmy Khern

Network Manager, UWCSEA


Wednesday March 6, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
German Swiss International School 22 Guildford Road
 
Thursday, March 7
 

7:30am

Maker Space & Design Technology Schools Tour (TICKETED EVENT)
School tours are a great way to see 21st Century Learning in action in leading Hong Kong Schools.
The tour allows you to visit at least four schools, in addition to classroom visits, and allows for interviews with students and teachers at the school.
This tour will focus on makerspaces and design technology within international schools in Hong Kong.
Attendees to the 21st Century Learning conference frequently cite the school tours as one of the highlights of their conference experience. Numbers are capped so if you are interested in a school tour book quickly to ensure you get a space.

https://www.21clhk.org/item/maker-space-design-technology-school-tour/

Thursday March 7, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm
The Harbourview Hotel 4 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

8:30am

8:30am

ISTE Certification for Educators (TICKETED EVENT)
The ISTE Certification for Educators is a rigorous professional certification aimed at ambitious educators, coaches, and school leaders, who are ready to step up to the challenge of taking their professional practice around the use of education technology to the next level.

This is the first qualification of its kind and has been developed to be of great value, irrespective of the curriculum model used in a school.

This unique certification is based on the ISTE Standards for Educators and is designed to support practitioners in moving systems from vision to practice. It does this by preparing participants to rethink and redesign learning activities with technology so as to engage students in real-world authentic and active learning.

The vendor- and device-neutral ISTE Certification for Educators training/professional development program focuses content and learning activities on all seven ISTE educator standards, with a special emphasis on the instructional indicators within the standards

Speakers
JD

Jeff Dungan

Technology Resources Facilitator, Shanghai American School
avatar for Dana Watts

Dana Watts

Director of Innovation, 21st Century Learning International
This June, I will join International School Services (ISS) as the Director of Research and Development for School Management. My responsibilities will include developing and strengthening ISS’s school startup and management quality assurance through research of best practice. I... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 8:30am - 4:00pm
The Harbourview Hotel 4 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

9:00am

An Introduction to Positive Education (FREE EVENT - REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
This workshop is for any school leaders or educators interested in placing wellbeing at the heart of education.Positive Education acknowledges that for a school to be at its best, the wellbeing of students and the community must be optimised. To help nurture a flourishing community, Positive Education draws on a broad range of human and life sciences including positive, cognitive, social, behavioural, and educational psychologies as well as neuroscience and behavioural economics.

Drawing upon existing frameworks and from successes observed in the fields of Social Emotional Learning, mental health prevention, and health promotion, adapted to meet the goals of Positive Education, the Geelong Grammar School Model for Positive Education proposes four interconnecting, cyclical processes; Learn it, Live it, Teach it, Embed it  to help place wellbeing at the heart of a schoolIt is critical to recognise that each process should be considered relative to each organisation’s unique context and culture.

This comprehensive one-day workshop gives an overview of the principles of Positive Education and how it can help school communities to flourish. Drawing on Geelong Grammar School’s experience of implementing a whole-school approach, and that of hundreds of other schools that the Institute of Positive Education has trained worldwide, this course explores the benefits of Positive Education, the underlying research that guides teaching practice and the GGS Model for Positive Education. Delegates will have the opportunity to experience a range of wellbeing activities and interventions drawn from Geelong Grammar’s School’s world-leading Positive Education programme and reflect on how the concepts could be taught and embedded in their own school context.


Speakers
avatar for Justin	Robinson

Justin Robinson

Director of the Institute of Positive Education (IPE), Geelong Grammar School
I am passionate about nurturing student and staff wellbeing and enabling schools to become flourishing communities. For the past ten years, our team at Geelong Grammar School have been implementing and sustaining Positive Education. For the past years, our Institute has been supporting... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
N201A

9:00am

Collaborative Professionalism (TICKETED EVENT)
Exploring how to design effective innovation strategies, this workshop is focused on the needs of school leaders, aspirational leaders, Board Members, and other change agents in K12 schools.

Collaboration is the latest direction for educational innovation and improvement and so called Professional Collaboration has been demonstrated to boost student achievement. It increases teacher motivation and retention. It also enhances the implementation of innovation and change. The big questions are no longer about whether educators should collaborate but about how and how well they should collaborate.

Based on current research from Andy’s forthcoming book, participants will be led through case studies of schools that have designed and implemented innovative programs as well as exploring new ways to collaborate. How do schools design professional interaction so that teachers can give and get rigorous feedback on each others’ teaching? How do they plan innovative curriculum together face-to-face and online? How do teachers inquire into their own practice together every day? And how do colleagues collaborate with students as well as with each other?

Andy Hargreaves presents inspiring examples of innovative and effective teacher collaboration from all over the world so that you can learn how to help your teachers collaborate differently and more effectively.
This workshop will incorporate what Andy describes as the “Four B’s” of transferring innovative designs effectively from one place to many others.
  • Before – how long did it take the principal to get the school to a point where it could innovate effectively?
  • Betwixt – what others things such as cultures of trust happen elsewhere in the school in ways that support particular innovative designs?
  • Beyond – how is the school connected to other schools locally and globally to give and get good ideas?
  • Beside – what does the “system” do – whether it is a government or a network – to help and not hinder schools in their innovative and collaborative efforts?
In addition the “Ten Tenets” of “collaborative professionalism” of innovative schools will be set out.
This is not just a workshop on professional collaboration but rather is about how to collaborate differently, better, and well, by looking at some of the most innovative examples of teacher collaboration and innovation from across the world

Thursday March 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
N207

9:00am

Implementing Action Research to Better Understand Change Initiatives [TICKETED EVENT]
This day long workshop is focused on the needs of school leaders and teachers who are interested in measuring and monitoring change initiatives.  It will guide participants through the action research cycle.

The action recycle includes clarifying a vision, articulating a theory of change, implementing action/collecting data, and reflecting on the process / informed action.  Participants will walk through diagnosing the problem, collecting reconnaissance data, planning for the intervention, acting on the intervention, evaluating the efforts, and monitoring the results.

Based on action research principles and best practices, participants will be lead through examples of what other schools, leaders, and teachers have done with action research. The purpose of analyzing the examples is to better understand the affordances of action research in practice.

Resources will be provided so that participants can take the ideas, tools, and techniques back to their own school to implement immediately. Bring a few ideas of problems or initiatives to which you want to measure, monitor, and improve! Thus, please come to this session with an intervention in mind. Ideally, this will be an intervention that your school is thinking about or currently doing. We will create a research plan that will help you (and other stakeholders of the school) better understand how to plan, monitor, and evaluate interventions.


Speakers
avatar for Jayson Richardson

Jayson Richardson

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Studies, University of Kentucky


Thursday March 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
N205

9:00am

Library Preconference with Stefanie Gaspari (TICKETED EVENT)
Join Stefanie for a day of learning through multiple workshop sessions as well as opportunities for sharing between librarians.

The day will be divided into three phases:

Focus on disruption – mostly experiential and will cover student experience and how to use events to boost engagement with library services

Building a culture of reading – sharing findings of active research project currently underway at TGS (semi lecture). Reading support strategies – examples mapped to research and opportunity for participants to plan takeaways (hands-on/interactive)

Librarian of the the future: panel focusing on the librarian of the future and examine the changing role of school librarians and the librarian as a leader and influencer in bridging the gaps of disconnected and silo learning.  

Focus: K-12 Teacher Librarians/Librarians


Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Gaspari

Stefanie Gaspari

Director of Library Services, Trinity Grammar School



Thursday March 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
N201B

9:00am

Serious Fun: An Experiential Framework To Build Connections in Your Classroom (TICKETED EVENT)
The science is in: educational programs which intentionally develop trusting & healthy relationships out-perform all other curricula on so many levels – greater participation, improve academic performance, stronger communities & extremely happy students.

If this is what you’re looking for, this pre-conference Masterclass is for you.

Fun group games & activities are one of the most powerful (and attractive) ways to help people connect, and strong relationships amplify the results of whatever you’re trying to get done (no matter your content.)

This NEW, highly-interactive workshop will guide you through a sequence of presentations, discussions and incredibly fun group activities in which you will learn:
  • The three universal truths of programming & the impact these have on the success of your curriculum;
  • The latest research which proves that inviting students to play, share, trust and build connections is critical to their long-term success.
  • Dozens of new, innovative & highly enjoyable activities which you can immediately integrate into your setting which invite students to connect to one another & build harmonious classrooms;
  • Simple, yet powerful, four-step sequential framework that is proven to create remarkably fun programs; and
  • Critical program leadership skills to help you inspire, equip & empower your group to be the best it can be.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Collard

Mark Collard

Playmeo
Mark Collard is an experiential trainer, speaker & author. As founder of playmeo, he is best known for developing the world's largest online database of group games & activities. He is passionate about helping groups discover the value of connecting before content. Schools engage... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
N202/203

9:00am

The 8 Principles of Accelerated Learning [TICKETED EVENT]
How to increase learner engagement, create effective learner retention and have fun doing it!

This is a future oriented workshop focused on helping educators transform their students into more effective learners. You’ll discover how to change passive learners into active doers who take charge of their own learning and create retention of this learning for themselves and others.

You will discover how applying the 8 guiding principles of Accelerated Learning to your lesson design and classroom delivery will transform your classroom from teacher-centric to learner-centric. The idea is to shift your role from a focus on disseminating information to providing an environment in which learners can create their own knowledge or discover it through innovative means.

After attending this dynamic and action-oriented workshop, you will fully understand the 8 AL Principles, the impact each principle has on learning effectiveness and take-away tons of activity ideas for applying the Principles to your classroom!


Speakers
avatar for Melanie Martinelli

Melanie Martinelli

Co-Founder & Director, The Learning Gym
I'm a specialist in Learning Solutions and passionate about researching and implementing latest and most relevant trends in the L&D industry. A learning professional at heart and an entrepreneur in my mindset, I just started a new venture along with two like-minded friends and colleagues... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
N206 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

7:00pm

Conference Dinner (TICKETED EVENT)
Thursday March 7, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Madam Fu
 
Friday, March 8
 

7:30am

Registration
Friday March 8, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

8:15am

Conference Opening & Welcome Address
Speakers
avatar for Dana Watts

Dana Watts

Director of Innovation, 21st Century Learning International
This June, I will join International School Services (ISS) as the Director of Research and Development for School Management. My responsibilities will include developing and strengthening ISS’s school startup and management quality assurance through research of best practice. I... Read More →
avatar for Michael Boll

Michael Boll

Director of Learning & PD, 21st Century Learning international
Michael is a passionate educator who loves helping students, educators and parents to harness the transformative powers of technology. He is also the co-founder and former board chair of an inclusive preschool, SHINE Academy, a regular Podcaster and a highly experienced Technology... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
N201

8:30am

Opening Keynote: Embedding Character Strengths in Your School
Knowing and utilizing what is right with you! 
How could knowing and utilising your own strengths and the strengths of those around you transform your school and your teaching practice? This keynote presentation will explore the language and framework of the VIA Character Strength classification, and how these can be applied and embedded in a school setting.
Delegates will gain an understanding of ideas on how character can be learned, practiced and cultivated.  Practice wisdom, including mistakes, challenges and successes from ten years of implementing a strengths-based approach at Geelong Grammar School will also be shared with the audience.
Justin Robinson is the Director of the Institute of Positive Education.  In the past five years, this Institute has assisted thousands of educators from around the world to know their character strengths and to harness them for the good of society.  The Institute hopes that schools will embrace a common language of character strengths to help support students to nurture healthy relationships, foster resilience and increase engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Justin	Robinson

Justin Robinson

Director of the Institute of Positive Education (IPE), Geelong Grammar School
I am passionate about nurturing student and staff wellbeing and enabling schools to become flourishing communities. For the past ten years, our team at Geelong Grammar School have been implementing and sustaining Positive Education. For the past years, our Institute has been supporting... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:10am
N201

9:00am

9:15am

How to interpret the Concept-based curriculum and instruction in the teaching of MYP Chinese course?
Various teaching pedagogies are reviewed including concept-based teaching and learning, which the MYP curriculum is based on. It is believed that the MYP curriculum should be viewed as a framework, and the actual teaching of Chinese in the classroom needs to be well thought in order to help the students achieve mastery of language knowledge and skills, which can support deeper and conceptual thinking and understanding. 

Speakers
avatar for Yamin	Ma

Yamin Ma

Head of Chinese, Island School
Ms. Yamin Ma is the Head of Chinese at Island School. She received her M. Ed. in Curriculum Design and Instruction from Queen’s University, Canada. Since 1995, she has taught Chinese at I/GCSE, A/AS and IB B levels to students from native/near-native to non-background. Yamin Ma... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N110

9:15am

Linking Learning and the Learning Environment
Mission, Vision and Values: How to connect your design to your school culture 
The culture of the school is often described in the mission, vision and value statements of the school. What do these tell about the learning taking place there? What might that look like? Does the learning environment reflect that? 
What do your learning spaces tell about the learning taking place in your school? This session explores the alignment of your school's culture with the learning environment. It gives you ideas and tools to connect the learning going in your school with the right type of learning environment that “lives” the school’s culture.

Speakers
avatar for Maija Eriika Ruokanen

Maija Eriika Ruokanen

Senior Education Consultant, Fielding Nair International



Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N109

9:15am

Evaluating Technology Integration with Formative Feedback: Using the 4 Shifts Protocol
Speakers
avatar for Jayson Richardson

Jayson Richardson

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Studies, University of Kentucky


Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

9:15am

Making with Micro:bit
BBC Micro:bit enables schools to bring accessible and affordable micro-controllers into the classroom. Explore how coding can go beyond the screen and learn how your students can easily make their own digital devices and wearables that integrate sensors, motors and LEDs.

In this session attendees will go hands-on to make projects that fuse traditional making skills with digital technology using Micro:bit.

- Learn how to code and use Micro:bit, adding additional extra components
- Hands-on exploration of a Maker Centred approach to coding and physical computing
- Take away resources and skills you can apply to your lessons and units

This session is suitable for Primary and Middle Years Educators interested in exploring physical computing and making. No previous experience with Micro:bit is required.

Stu Lowe is a leader in the use of BBC Micro:bit in the Maker Centred Classroom. His students have published multiple projects for the Micro:bit website and had their designs featured at the 2018 and 2019 BETT show. His approach is to empower learners with the skills to use coding as a creative tool in real world devices that they make.
 

Speakers
avatar for Haymen Mak

Haymen Mak

LSC Teacher, Beacon Hill School
Haymen is a specialist inclusion teacher with a passion for making and creating.  With over 10 years experience teaching in both primary and secondary settings in UK and Hong Kong, Haymen has seen how practical activities are a wonderful way to include students of all abilities to... Read More →
avatar for Stu Lowe

Stu Lowe

Learning Technology Specialist, Beacon Hill School
I am passionate about students using technology to create amazing things. I have worked with schools at every level to help them integrate technology with some of our younger learners. I am a maker, app developer and speaker on all areas of edtech and Maker Centred Learning.


Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N211/212

9:15am

How to bring immersive and emerging technology into your classroom
Speakers
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N202/203

9:15am

Success and Well-Being: Opposites that Need to Attract with Andy Hargreaves [Part 1]
This is a two part workshop


What’s the relationship between success and well-being for students and teachers? Is well-being a pre-requisite for academic success, or does success lead to well-being? Drawing on Professor Hargreaves’s upcoming book on Learning, Engagement and Wellbeing, this three hour workshop will engage participants with their own understandings of the relationship between well-being and success and introduce them to examples of how other schools go about making the connection.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Andy Hargreaves

Dr. Andy Hargreaves

President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness & Improvement, Boston College
Dr. Andy Hargreaves is the President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness & Improvement and is is known as one of the top global thought leaders in education. He is the former Thomas More Brennan Chair of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.Andy... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N205

9:15am

Women in Leadership
Speakers
avatar for Jessica  Hale

Jessica Hale

Director of Learning and Innovation, Oasis International School - Kuala Lumpur
Jessica currently serves as the Director of Learning and Innovation for the establishment of Oasis International School of Kuala Lumpur. For more than 15 years, Jessica has worked with international schools in Asia. Her experience spans from classroom teacher to overseeing whole school... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N106

9:15am

Innovation in Practice: Prototyping Flexible Learning Environments for Schools of the Future
Personalized Learning, Flexible Learning Environments and 21st Century Learning are popular buzzwords in education circles. But how do we truly creates spaces that support today’s learners? And how do we future proof our schools? In this session, Dr. Chip Kimball, Superintendent of Singapore American School, and Isaac Williams, Design Principal at Fielding Nair International will share the story of SAS’s journey to create flexible learning environments that align with SAS’s pedagogical goals for personalized, inquiry driven learning experiences. Chip and Isaac will share the opportunities for enduring, systemic change that new learning space creates, and some of the more difficult lessons that will inform the work of schools as they consider facility improvements that align with current teaching practices. Come learn about exciting “Pathfinder” project as well as the SAS facility master plan from one of the most reputable schools in the world.  

Speakers
avatar for Chip Kimball

Chip Kimball

Past Superintendent, Singapore American School
Dr. Chip Kimball is a progressive, experienced leader with a track record of excellence at the school, district, state, national, and international levels. He has led public and private systems, both large and small, with a future orientation and a commitment to improvement, effective... Read More →
avatar for Isaac 	Williams

Isaac Williams

Design Director and Principal, Singapore American School
Isaac is a Design Director and Principal with Fielding Nair International, a global architecture practice focused on the design of learning environments. He is currently stationed in Singapore to assist Singapore American School as it contemplates the renewal of its campus. Isaac... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N206/207

9:15am

9:15am

Together and Apart: the Collaborative Process of Creation
Join author-illustrator team Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann in a sneak peek, behind-the-scenes look at how they work in tandem to create joint projects. How do two experienced artists, who have worked on many projects individually, figure out how to tackle a project together? What do the differing opinions, talents, and tastes of each bring to the project?  How does this affect the finished book?  And how can you apply what they’ve discovered to your own classroom collaborations?  This fast-paced workshop will provide plenty of tips and tricks as Candace and Eric lead you through their journey of discovery with energy, humor, and candor.   

Speakers
CF

Candace Fleming

Children's Author
avatar for Eric Rohmann

Eric Rohmann

Author & Illustrator, Keynote Presenter
Caldecott Medalist, Eric Rohmann, is the author and illustrator of many beloved children's books. He has worked collaboratively as illustrator with award winning authors, including Lois Lowry and conference keynote, Candace Fleming.


Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N209

9:15am

Get Students Students Excited about STEM with ROBOTS!
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.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Wise

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.
avatar for Rolly Maiquez, Ed.D.

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
N108

9:15am

Experiential Learning Is Not Learning By Doing (90 Minutes)
Contemporary learning in the 21st Century demands that students develop their core competencies AND the 4 x Cs - Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking & Creativity skills. As a methodology, experiential learning is extremely effective at accomplishing these two goals. Yet, many teachers (and schools) believe that simply integrating activities or projects into their curriculum is the same thing - it’s NOT. In this interactive session, Mark will apply an experiential approach to help you distinguish what is and is not experiential learning, to help you develop critical success skills for your students. You will walk away with a bunch of new ideas which you can immediately introduce into your curriculum, and more importantly, a couple of strategies to sharpen your teaching skills.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Collard

Mark Collard

Playmeo
Mark Collard is an experiential trainer, speaker & author. As founder of playmeo, he is best known for developing the world's largest online database of group games & activities. He is passionate about helping groups discover the value of connecting before content. Schools engage... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N107

9:15am

Teaching Positive Education - Creating Explicit Wellbeing Curriculum
This workshop will allow delegates to explore the why, what and how of Positive Education Curriculum. It is ideal for delegates who are seeking to create, adapt or adopt Positive Education curriculum for their particular context.
Delegates will hear about the process involved in creating an explicit Positive Education curriculum, based on the 10-year journey of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School. They will explore a variety of elements that need to be considered when designing and implementing Positive Education curriculum, taking away key ideas and practical suggestions that will support the wellbeing of their students.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to analyse and deconstruct the process involved in creating explicit Positive Education lessons. They will be given a lesson analysis tool that can be used as part of a curriculum auditing process, as well as sample lesson plans from Geelong Grammar’s new explicit Positive Education Curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Justin	Robinson

Justin Robinson

Director of the Institute of Positive Education (IPE), Geelong Grammar School
I am passionate about nurturing student and staff wellbeing and enabling schools to become flourishing communities. For the past ten years, our team at Geelong Grammar School have been implementing and sustaining Positive Education. For the past years, our Institute has been supporting... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N201

10:45am

Coffee Break
Friday March 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:15am
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

11:15am

Planning from MYP LL to DP Language A with coverage of IGCSE 0509
Multi-curriculum pathway is a typical situation in many schools. The transition from  MYP to IB and from IGCSE to IB becomes a crucial challenge in the next few years.  At the same time these curriculums are changing and many schools are also still in the process of adopting the  MYP. This workshop will cover the topic from aspects including vertical and horizontal planning; teaching materials; pedagogy; co-curricular elements etc. The ultimate objective of the workshop is to outline the key elements, skills and topics to be covered across all curriculums for near-native students.  

Speakers
avatar for Joyce	Yang

Joyce Yang

Head of Chinese at King George V School, King George V School
Ms. Joyce Yang is the Head of Chinese at King George V School. She received Mphil degree in Comparative Literature and Master’s degree in Linguistics and Poetry. She started teaching Chinese in Hong Kong since 2006 and has experience in MYP, IGCSE and IB cross Foreign, Second and... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N110

11:15am

Shortcuts in the Performing Arts Classroom
When you are a specialist teacher, there are an abundance of technology opportunities that can pass us by because the trainers often don’t know how to incorporate them into our subject areas. I’ll show you how I use many different apps in my classroom and we’ll have time to set a few things up for your classroom too.

Speakers
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Mandy Hollingshead

Music Teacher, American School Hong Kong


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N109

11:15am

Developing Your 21st Century Learning Space
The interactive workshop will expose teachers to two case studies around 21st Century learning design and reveal the six core design components behind them. Participants will then be able to re-design/design their own 21st century learning space using these core ideas and a short design thinking process.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Wagner

Kyle Wagner

Innovations Director, International Montessori School
Currently the Innovations Director at IMS Hong Kong and innovations consultant for forward thinking schools. Looking to build a school of the future? Would love to help. Former High Tech High (San Diego) Project Leader, and Founder of Futures Academy at the International School of... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N206/207

11:15am

Building a Data Ecology for Data Informed Decision Making
Data is a central facet of contemporary education, yet it has been largely ignored by the educational technology community. Data informed decision making is critical for academics and operations in schools worldwide.

However, most schools don’t have aligned data systems or even understand their own process workflows. We’ll discuss the design and integration proper data systems in school, focusing on overall architecture, specific applications, data warehousing, and data integrity. Further, we’ll explore using those systems to develop operational efficiency and improve academic outcomes.

Speakers
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Matt Harris, Ed.D.

International Education Consultant, International EdTech
I am an international educational consultant focused primarily on EdTech. Based in Singapore, I work with schools, EdTech companies, and Ministries of Education around several areas related to the operational and academic uses of technology in schools. Please connect with me on Twitter... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N108

11:15am

Choosing a Learning Management System
Choosing a Learning Management Systems.
In a connected world, it’s amazing how fragmented we can make the educational experience for students, and how the workload required by teachers to maintain the fractured landscape of solutions often ends in many throwing their hands in the air and returning to their tried and tested traditional teaching methods. Leveraging available technologies does not need to be difficult or fragmented. This presentation challenges the very notion of ‘learning management’ and looks at how an integrated approach can reduce teacher workloads, support differentiated learning, increase student and parent engagement, and unite the whole school community to improve educational outcomes for students.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Gravina

Tony Gravina

Solutions Manager, SEQTA
I joined SEQTA after 32 years in education as a teacher and school administrator. SEQTA provides an all-in-one, collaborative teaching and learning ecosystem. Our LMS enables schools to manage attendance, student welfare, lesson planning, multiple curriculum mapping, marking and academic... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

11:15am

Why make math digital? To support reading and writing math, and formative assessment opportunities, of course!
This session will explore how web based resources, technology tools and more can support the reading and comprehension of math and STEM content, create and understand math notation in a digital world, and support real time formative assessment strategies . We need to take away the barriers of reading, digital notation, and static assessment, getting in the way of our students being able to understand the underlying concepts of math and engaging in learning math in a digital environment.
Participants will have an increased understanding of supporting students to read, write and express themselves in maths and STEM, in line with their own personal learning needs, and providing formative assessment opportunities. Access to EquatIO, the new Texthelp math tool designed around the well-evidenced principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), will be made available to all participants.

Speakers
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Greg O’Connor

AsiaPac EdTech Manager, Texthelp
Greg has been actively involved in supporting the learning of students with diverse learning needs for over 30 years. During this time he has worked as a classroom teacher, school executive, consultant, regional manager with the New South Wales Department of Education, Australia... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N209

11:15am

The Future is Now: Implementing Meaningful Projects & Inquiries
At Saigon South International School, we have innovated our Elementary School curriculum into four “SuperUnits." During this presentation, I will share the innovative work and curriculum development that we have done. We will inquire into: What skills and dispositions will our students need in the future? What foundational knowledge will be necessary? How can we purposefully plan our units, inquiries, and projects? Current research around the future of jobs, technology, as well as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals can help us. Come prepared for “think-tank like” discussions and to be inspired to begin implementing change for the future in your classrooms and schools.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Sylvester

Melanie Sylvester

Grade 4 Lead Teacher, Saigon South International School



Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N105

11:15am

VR/AR Exploration Experience Room
You have heard the buzzwords AR/VR and perhaps even read about their potential for education. However, you don't really understand the potential until you've experienced it. Drop in and experience the learning applications of a VR Technology. HTC Vive and even the Magic Leap are there for you to try with guided support from experts. Access is first come first served and time with devices will be determined by demand. Provided by XR Pioneer 

Speakers
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N202/203

11:15am

Building Relationships: Brain-Focused Methods for Classroom Management
In this session you will learn about how current research on the brain can impact the way in which you teach and manage your classroom. After understanding some basic brain-body states, you will be able to identify some common disruptive student behaviors and learn ways to respond to their individual discipline needs. While learning about the brain, you will also see the necessity of having strong student to teacher relationships, and the importance of rapport with and among your students.

The goal of this session is not to turn you into a neuroscientist! You will leave with tangible classroom examples on how to move towards a more responsive and connected class.

Speakers
avatar for Lexi Bentley

Lexi Bentley

Grade 2 Teacher, Delia School of Canada



Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N201

11:15am

Looking to the past to design inspirational learning spaces
Just two decades ago, if you had predicted touch screen mobile phones without physical keypads, you would either have been laughed at or called Steve Jobs. As educationalists and leaders of learning, it is almost impossible for us to predict future technological advances and physical changes to our learning spaces. However, by looking to the past, we can see trends - the Paris exhibition of 1900 is a great starting point!

In this workshop, we will neither focus on individual pieces of hardware nor on physical classroom furniture. Instead, we will work through a simple process of identifying the teaching and learning systems we seek to enhance with integrated technology and changes to learning spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Falconer

Lee Falconer

Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning); IT Director, British International School, Ho Chi Minh City
Lee has worked in schools in the UK, Canada and HK as a languages teacher and Head of Faculty. He is now based in Vietnam as Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning) and IT Director. Lee is a passionate teacher and leader who enjoys the challenge of successfully integrating learning... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N107

11:15am

Monkey see, monkey do: the power of modeling desired behaviors
Session Objectives:

  1. Pause for reflection. Share.  Engage. Be inspired.
  2. Build practical and applicable next steps to take back to your own team of leaders for increased efficacy.
  3. Have fun!

Session Description

Have you ever heard the Chinese proverb, “Kill the chicken, let the monkey watch?” Come find out what that means so we can reflect over why we probably should not lead that way. 

As leaders of educational institutions, we have the responsibility of being at the helm of building positive school cultures.  Come find out what we are doing at KIS to be the leadership team that leads by example - the successes and the reflections over how we are there doing what we expect our teachers to do, right alongside them.  Take away ideas from our implementation of the coaching model, Flex Days, meeting times and feedback forms to modify any and all of them to fit your school’s needs.  By doing, hopefully we won’t ever have to kill the chicken…!

Target Audience

School leaders

Speakers
avatar for Liz Cho

Liz Cho

Principal of Teaching and Learning, Korea International School
Educator since 2003, Liz is passionate about empowering teachers and students. She has taken on various leadership roles in education, and she is currently serving as the Principal of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School (KIS), not too far outside of the city limits... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N106

11:15am

Student Panel
Students are gathering at West Island School on the 7th March for a student digital leadership conference. During this day-long event they will design a panel topic and discussion that they feel will be relevant and important for educators at the conference to hear!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Boll

Michael Boll

Director of Learning & PD, 21st Century Learning international
Michael is a passionate educator who loves helping students, educators and parents to harness the transformative powers of technology. He is also the co-founder and former board chair of an inclusive preschool, SHINE Academy, a regular Podcaster and a highly experienced Technology... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N210

11:15am

Makerspace: Leveraging Personal Inquiry by Blending Digital Tools with Hands-On Learning
The Maker movement at JIS has been developing organically over the past three years. This year we opened two new Maker Spaces at our school. In this presentation we will share about how we are developing our iTime program and our collaboration as Maker Coaches with the homeroom teachers. We will explain about how we help our students to focus their idea and develop a guiding question through research and blending digital tools with hands on learning. Click here for the PRESENTATION

Speakers
avatar for Hugo Indratno

Hugo Indratno

Technology Integration Specialist, JIS
Hugo Indratno is currently a Technology Integrator at Jakarta Intercultural School. Along his career in education, Hugo has been working as classroom teacher, primary principal and landing now in the land of technology. Besides his passion in fostering creativity, he loves sharing... Read More →
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Jane Ross

Digital Literacy Coach, Jakarta Intercultural School
Jane Ross is the Digital Literacy Coach at the Jakarta Intercultural School. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator since 2008 and served on the Apple Distinguished Educators South Asia board from 2010-2015. Jane has been teaching in Indonesia for over 20 years. She has presented... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N211/212

11:15am

Innovation Panel: Innovative Programs and Student & Teacher Agency
HKJC CoCoon STEP: Empowering students through entrepreneurship education
How can schools work with businesses and NPOs to create new ways for students to learn about entrepreneurship?  (Renee Boey)


Can entrepreneurship be taught? The HK Jockey Club CoCoon STEP Program (Student Training in Entrepreneurship Program) now runs in 34 schools and has reached over 5,500 students in Hong Kong secondary schools. This presentation will highlight key elements in designing a successful entrepreneurship program and providing real-world opportunities for students to contribute.

‘You know what, this is kind of helping me’: Students’ experiences of a Hong Kong school-based mentoring programme- Mark Harrison/Lianne Lim - Victoria Shanghai Academy

This is a presentation of research conducted into the effectiveness of a school-based mentoring programme in a Hong Kong secondary school.

Interview data were analyzed thematically and two themes developed: ‘experiencing mentoring’ and ‘experiencing the mentor.’ The mentees, although initially skeptical about mentoring, were surprised by its helpfulness.

Through the development of an informal and collaborative relationship, in which students experienced their mentor as a trustworthy, mature and objective adult, students found an important source of emotional support and practical help which benefited their academic work. Students’ experience was influenced by their mentors’ role in the school, length of service and gender match, and cultural factors may impact the experience of mentoring.

School-based mentoring programmes in a Hong Kong context have the potential to offer emotional and academic support to students.

Our Voice - Nooraine Fazal /Divya   Balagopal- Inventure Academy Bangalore

We will be presenting on Inventure Academy’s Our Voice initiative, a platform for our students to learn how they express their voices/have their say, both in the present and the future world they will inherit.

We started with Our Safety Our Voice (OSOV) in 2014. After a spate of child abuse cases that year, Inventure students reached out to children across socioeconomic groups to hear children’s voices on what safety meant for them. More than 1000 children, across 18 educational institutions and NGO’s participated in the survey we conducted. The findings of the survey were very powerful and compelling and formed the backbone for the Student Charter that the Inventure Academy Charter Committee submitted to the Child Protection Policy drafting committee appointed by the Government of Karnataka. The Government of Karnataka has taken cognizance of the Charter and the recommendations we made have been included in the Child Protection Policy that has been officially proposed for the State.

The following year, in mid 2015, Inventure in partnership with the American India Foundation (AIF) (http://aif.org/about/about-aif/) organized for Indian and American High School students to study the impact of urban development on water. As part of this, Inventure organized a two day Lake Conservation program (Our Lakes Our Voice - OLOV) with the now infamous Varthur Lake (300 acre lake close to our school) as a case study. Students who participated in the case study were disturbed by what they learnt and some of them chose to continue work in the field. The 2015-’16 student coordinator for the OLOV group, Sahithi Pingali, won awards in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) and The International Sustainable World Engineering Energy Environment Project (ISWEEEP) science fairs.

Moderators
avatar for Tanya LeClair

Tanya LeClair

Elementary School Innovation Coach, American International School of Guangzhou

Speakers
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Mark Harrison

Victoria Shanghai Academy
Mark Harrison is the deputy principal at VSA responsible for overseeing student support services. He has worked in Hong Kong for 18 years as a teacher, counsellor and school administrator.
avatar for Nooraine Fazal

Nooraine Fazal

Founding Managing Trustee & CEO, Inventure Academy
Educationist, pro-active citizen, social entrepreneur, sports person and corporate executive, Nooraine Fazal is a multi-faceted individual, who is actively involved in a multitude of initiatives across the city. With a broad range of experience overseas and in India, Nooraine has... Read More →
avatar for Renee Boey

Renee Boey

Founder and Educational Director, Baker & Bloom Education Center
In 2014, Renée founded Baker & Bloom, a K-12 education learning center that fosters creative literacy through a variety of classes that range from media literacy to design thinking and STEM. Baker & Bloom empowers students to flourish in a fast-changing world and has prepared for... Read More →
avatar for Lianne Lim

Lianne Lim

Secondary School Counsellor, Victoria Shanghai Academy



Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

11:15am

Success and Well-Being: Opposites that Need to Attract with Andy Hargreaves [Part 2]
This is a two part workshop


What’s the relationship between success and well-being for students and teachers? Is well-being a pre-requisite for academic success, or does success lead to well-being? Drawing on Professor Hargreaves’s upcoming book on Learning, Engagement and Wellbeing, this three hour workshop will engage participants with their own understandings of the relationship between well-being and success and introduce them to examples of how other schools go about making the connection.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Andy Hargreaves

Dr. Andy Hargreaves

President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness & Improvement, Boston College
Dr. Andy Hargreaves is the President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness & Improvement and is is known as one of the top global thought leaders in education. He is the former Thomas More Brennan Chair of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.Andy... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N205

11:15am

Coaching Conversations
School improvement is a collaborative effort and all members of a school community benefit by understanding the role of coaching and coaching strategies as part of professional practice. Additionally teachers and administrators can use coaching conversations to support each other in their professional goals and growth. This workshop will include discussions and sharing around what it means to ‘coach’ colleagues.

Participants in this workshop will have a clearer understanding of their role in coaching their peers (formally and/or informally) and coaching’s impact on professional growth. They will also gain practical strategies and resources to support and build their capacity in coaching (particularly in regard to coaching conversations)

Link to Coaching Conversations Site with Agenda, Resources and Slide Deck > http://bit.ly/coachconvo2019

Speakers
avatar for Diana	Beabout

Diana Beabout

Innovation Coach, American International School of Guangzhou


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

12:15pm

Lunch Begins
Friday March 8, 2019 12:15pm - 2:15pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

12:25pm

Transition Time
Friday March 8, 2019 12:25pm - 12:45pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

12:30pm

Forging a Community Through Art
Are you interested in forging an arts community that will add to your student's learning with real-life experience? Join us as we share our experiences as arts educators, leveraging our passion and our community, to create the International Shenzhen Artist Forum. Learn how we transformed our experience as arts educators into a vibrant arts society in Shenzhen. Here, creative arts professionals are encouraged to connect, converse, and convey their artistic vision through a community-based platform. From this experience, learn how ISZAF has engaged the art educational community through producing student art shows and visiting artists exchanges that engage students with local renowned artists, while also empowering our own sense of identity and passion as creative people.

About ISZAF


International Shenzhen Artist Forum or ISZAF is an independent, foreign and local artist run artist society, based in Shenzhen, China.

Founded in October 2016 by a group of arts and culture industry professionals who wanted to foster stronger ties between the local community, regional culture and the myriad of other arts professionals, ISZAF desires to establish a community of visual artists within the Pearl River Delta that can network with fellow peers, provide more ways to engage the community through sponsored artist events, and promote healthy economic growth of artists through local galleries and show.

Speakers
avatar for Brittan Aebischer

Brittan Aebischer

Founder and Co-Chair / Art Educator, International School of Nanshan Shenzhen
avatar for Gloria Carnevale

Gloria Carnevale

Head of Arts: Visual Arts and Design, Co-Chair of ISZAF, International School of Nanshan Shenzhen + ISZAF
Gloria Carnevale is an artist, designer, educator and speaker who has lived and worked in Shenzhen for the past seven years. Gloria works as the Head of the Arts Department for Visual Arts and Design at the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS). She teaches senior level... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N106

12:30pm

Creating Spaces within Spaces
Creating spaces within spaces’ is an interactive session challenging all things conventional when it comes to spaces within schools.

From media labs to open plan learning hubs, this workshop will take you through the journey on how a single use space can be altered and developed to cater for multi use purposes, multiple skills sets and different learning behaviours, allowing students to immerse themselves into their learning experience.  

By putting students in control of their learning by creating interactive and engaging spaces, they are indirectly being empowered to embrace the 21st Century Learning skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity and preparing themselves for the workplaces of the future.

"We’re not just talking about reconfiguring the layout of a classroom or lecture hall, we’re breaking down the physical confines of these walls altogether, transcending traditional boundaries and reimagining the entire learning experience" (Vickers 2017). 

Join us as we explore the endless opportunities of ‘spaces within spaces’

Presented by Shastiq Khader-Georgi 
Principal Learning Space Consultant and Designer

Speakers
avatar for Shastiq Khader-Georgi

Shastiq Khader-Georgi

Principal Learning Space Consultant and Designer, LSA Communications
Shastiq is the Director & Primary Learning Space Consultant with LSA Communications working with International Schools and designing their spaces for the past nine years. She has consulted schools in Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam and S. Korea at Seoul Foreign School and Chadwick... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N206/207

12:30pm

Exploring Intensive Project Periods - Our Story and Lessons Learned
In this presentation, we will share with the audience experiences developing alternate schedules in order to provide for deeper project work and new collaborative opportunities. We will provide a general overview of our plan for disruption, the rationale behind it, and details on logistics and schedule. Disrupting your schedule leads to new ways in thinking about our practice. It is not as much about product, but more about experiencing a shift in the way we provide learning experiences. 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Wise

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.
avatar for Rolly Maiquez, Ed.D.

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 →
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Zachary Post

Middle School Principal, American International School, HK
Interested in project-based learning, curriculum integration, PLCs, and democratic student-centered schools. Currently digging into standards-based grading and reporting at the middle school level.



Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

12:30pm

Create engaging videos with Keynotes and Clips
Co-Presented by Mandy Hollingshead and Coby Reynolds

Looking for new ways for students to showcase their own learning? Well, making videos has never been easier. This interactive workshop will guide participants through the ease of creating engaging videos using their Apple Pencil in Keynote and some amazing features of Clips. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how students can create and share their learning with iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Coby Reynolds

Coby Reynolds

Grade 5 Teacher, The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Coby is a primary school teacher from originally from Australia. He has been working as an international educator for since 2012 in the UAE and now in Hong Kong and has over 10 years of teaching experience.With a passion for education and technology, he completed his Masters of Education... Read More →
avatar for Mandy Hollingshead

Mandy Hollingshead

Music Teacher, American School Hong Kong


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

12:30pm

Developing Immersive Learning Environments
Andrew's presentation looks at the work he has undertaken over the last 5 years at Garden International School - designing, implementing and promoting the completion of an Immersive Learning Environment. It will explore the technology used in the space including hardware and software - examining how smart lighting technology is being used alongside projection and sound. Andrew will answer how theatrical ideas around multimedia production elements can be used to engage learners and enhance experiential learning opportunities.

Throughout the presentation, he will refer to successful classroom activities he has developed and how he has promoted the use of the Immersive Learning Environment into curriculum development of Primary Enquiry, Literacy and Secondary Subject departments such as Science, History, English, Art and Geography. Andrew will also look at how teachers can employ technology in their own classrooms to develop smaller scale immersive environment.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Rankin

Andrew Rankin

Drama Teacher / LSE Leader, Garden International School
As a Drama Teacher I know that students' learning is more meaningful, deeper and longer lasting when they are immersed within the context they are studying. Through the use of technology and theatrical multimedia I have developed an Immersive Learning Environment to facilitate this... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N108

12:30pm

Innovation Case Study Panel: New EdTech Tools - New Frontiers in Learning
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”.

Moderators
avatar for Tanya LeClair

Tanya LeClair

Elementary School Innovation Coach, American International School of Guangzhou

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gates

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 →
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Peter Wynd

Computer Science Teacher, Dulwich College (Singapore)
avatar for Kathryn Hall

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
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

12:30pm

VR/AR Exploration Experience Room
Speakers
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N202/203

12:30pm

Keynote: Connection Before Content
Research shows that the most successful programs in the world are those which intentionally develop positive & trusting relationships among their participants. Longitudinal studies also show that one of the most powerful factors which determine a young person's success in life is their ability to form and sustain healthy relationships, six times more powerful than gaining a high (Year 12) score at the conclusion of their formal studies. This interactive, fun and inspiring keynote (playnote) presentation will share some of the latest research which underpins the critical role building connections and related social skills has on a student's wellbeing. Mark's message will cause delegates to shift their understanding of the purpose of school - is it to prepare students for a life of tests, or to prepare them for the test of life. Mark will offer an engaging & powerful philosophical framework within which students are invited to play, share, trust and, most importantly, flourish.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Collard

Mark Collard

Playmeo
Mark Collard is an experiential trainer, speaker & author. As founder of playmeo, he is best known for developing the world's largest online database of group games & activities. He is passionate about helping groups discover the value of connecting before content. Schools engage... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N201

12:30pm

Rethinking Risk: Are children too safe for their own good
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mariana Brussoni

Dr. Mariana Brussoni

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia in Canada
Dr. Mariana Brussoni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She is an investigator with the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the British... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N211/212

12:30pm

Determining Motivational Factors in Learning
Educating students at different levels of capability in one classroom can be challenging. When you normalize varying ability levels in a classroom, each child feels they are working to their strengths. Learn how to design your instruction to meet the strengths of each child simultaneously while building up weaker skills. Discover how leveraging the executive functions increases learning in Writing and STEAM classes and increases empathy and wellness among students. You will walk away with valuable tools and student-centered approaches to make academic tasks more accessible and engaging to unlock perseverance and motivation for all learners. 

Speakers
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Jennifer Larson Simmons

Co-Founder/Program Director, City Learner's Inc.



Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N205

12:30pm

Empowering Student Voice: Using Podcasts, Flipgrid & Social Media to Showcase Young Voices

“Our job is to create rooms filled with students’ voices.  Not be the main voice.” ~ Pernille Ripp

Join me for an exploration of tools to empower, amplify and champion student voices of all ages, backgrounds and mother tongues.

We will go over the importance of amplifying and empowering student voice for all students, including English language learners who must identify in all aspects with a language that is not their first. We will explore the use of Flipgrid, podcasting and social media to create platforms for students to reflect, showcase and share their learning journeys, as well as express their true selves to various audiences.  

Session materials here.  Please download the Flipgrid app on your mobile device to get the full session experience!


Speakers
avatar for Ceci Gomez-Galvez

Ceci Gomez-Galvez

EAL Teacher & Coach, Shekou International School
Ceci is a collaborator, co-teacher and coach who empowers educators to create learning opportunities to suit all language learners' needs. She has been the leader of an ELL support program based on support practices within a sheltered immersion philosophy and the use of differentiation... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N210

12:30pm

Inclusive Education: Using Technology to Support ELL, Dyslexic & Dysgraphic students
In international education, fostering an inclusive classroom is critically important. With significant numbers of ELL students and up to 20% of students affected by dyslexia or dysgraphia, inclusive technologies can move the needle on communication and collaboration for these students in all classrooms. We'll be looking specifically at Microsoft's new inclusive tools during this session.

Come experience Microsoft Immersive Reader, Lens & Dictation. All of the tools are free and available on all devices. See how your students and parents can translate presentations & content in real-time into any language using Microsoft Translator AI features. Students & parents can start using all of these tools immediately.

We'll look at the research showing the impact the tools have, and everyone will leave knowing how to start using them.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bauer

Robert Bauer

Director of Innovation & Technology, American International School of Guangzhou



Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N209

12:30pm

Student Intercultural Sensitivity: Taking Mission to Effective Practice
The development of student intercultural sensitivity is a central theme, implied throughout many international school mission and belief statements. However, identifying what actually influence its development within the milieu of an international school is uncertain. Evidenced by the growth of international schools around the world, parents clearly value an education that fosters the development of the intercultural skills, knowledge, attitudes and capabilities necessary for student participation in an inclusive global society.

This presentation shares student, teacher and parent views from a case study of the factors influencing the development of student intercultural sensitivity at an international school in China. It will describe:
  • How the different stakeholders at an international school define student intercultural sensitivity
  • Stakeholder views of ways student intercultural sensitivity is developed at an international school including both institutional and individual factors.
When it comes to the development of an intercultural mindset, if school leaders understand stakeholder views, it has the potential to guide and influence effective practices in schools that increases student intercultural sensitivity.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hibbeln

Michael Hibbeln

Elementary School Principal, Shanghai American School


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N107

12:30pm

The SRC Form Group
The form in which student voice and student government takes, varies from school to school. Throughout the years our school has experimented with different versions of the Student Representative Council (SRC). We asked, how can we get these young people of different age groups to really connect with each other first, so that they can connect with the needs of the student body? Our solution, The SRC Form Group.      

The presentation will explain our current model of our SRC Form Group made up of students from Y8 through Y12. We will discuss the successes, the challenges and the explore the student experience within this model.

Presentation Link: bit.ly/2XCI1Ti



Speakers
avatar for Dawn	Johnston

Dawn Johnston

Teacher / Head of Year 8&9, International College Hong Kong
Along with my teaching of secondary Mathematics and Science, I am dedicated to the development of leadership in young people and contribute to my school community through my position of advisor for the student government, the SRC. Throughout the years our school has experimented with... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N109

12:30pm

Creating a Culture of Kindness through Friendship Skills
Speakers
avatar for Dana Kerford

Dana Kerford

Founder, URSTRONG
Dana is a Teacher, Friendship Expert, and the Founder of URSTRONG. Pop by our table or come say, "Hi!" Would love to meet you!


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N105

1:45pm

Transition Time
Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:05pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

1:45pm

Creating innovative learning spaces – success story of Discovery College Hong Kong
Speakers
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Ryan Yearsley

Sales Manager – Asia, Furnware


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

1:45pm

Making Learning Accessible with Technology (for EAL Learners)
Making Learning Accessible with Technology (EAL students)

In this session, we will discuss the 21st century skills (4Cs) and how can we integrate these skills into teaching EAL learners with technology? We will see the use of Microsoft immersive technologies and how these tools are helping EAL learners. Tools like immersive reader, dictation, assessments, Office Lens which support listening, reading, writing and speaking. We will discuss how can we introduce these free tools in a classroom with a few examples.

Speakers
avatar for Manisha	Monga

Manisha Monga

Lead Educational Technology Coach, Dulwich International High School


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N209

1:45pm

Rethinking Your Digital Life Curriculum
Many school educators and leaders are striving to develop a cohesive digital citizenship curriculum that will empower the students to be balanced and principled “digizens”.  

This year as CDNIS celebrates our 12 years of 1:1 personal device programme, we have decided to create a newer, more relevant Digital Life Curriculum.  

In this workshop, I will present how we involve the community to re-write a student-centred Responsible Use Agreement and design a comprehensive digital citizenship curriculum.  

Participants will take away some useful strategies and resources to support the building of a new digital citizenship curriculum for their own school and classrooms. 

Speakers
avatar for Makky	Fung

Makky Fung

Learning and Teaching Technology Learning Leader, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Passionate about creating, communicating, and collaborating with innovative educational technologies.



Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N205

1:45pm

Sponsor Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Josefine Watz

Josefine Watz

Provider of curriculum aligned intelligent textbooks, Kognity
Kognity’s curriculum aligned intelligent textbooks couple the highest quality interactive content with our platform’s data-driven formative assessment approach.This ensures that students have access to engaging content and exam prep material, and continuously see their individual... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

1:45pm

Using Attitudinal Data to Support Student Well-Being
This session will focus on one school's usage of attitudinal data to better understand students' feelings about themselves and their functioning in school.

Attendees will gain insight into the 9 sub-categories of the Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey and how these results can support programming decisions, general student well-being, and intervention.

Additionally, the usage of data as a part of Master's degree research into student well-being will be further explored.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson

Head of Special Needs Education and Counselling, German Swiss International School
Rob has been the Head of Special Needs Education and Counselling for the English Primary Department at the German Swiss International School since 2001.Prior to that, he worked with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Vancouver, Canada. Rob holds degrees in... Read More →
avatar for Brett Morris

Brett Morris

Upper Primary Teacher, German Swiss International School
Brett is an upper primary teacher at the German Swiss International School. He is responsible for the house system and student leadership in the primary department, and is passionate about student welfare and well-being.Having recently studied the Master of Applied Leadership in Positive... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N106

1:45pm

With Technology: Differentiation In A Layered Way
Tech tools can be integrated into our classrooms in a layered way for differentiation. From the most basic way of replacing our traditional task, to the more creative way of enhancing our tasks, all the way up to the most unconceivable way of transforming the tasks...there is a systematic method for teacher to choose the best fit apps, and design the best fit tasks.

I will take my Chinese class as an example, introducing how I use multiple tech tools (apps, extensions, add-ons) 'in a layered way' to maximise students' engagement and creativity in learning. I will also share how do these tools effectively help with differentiated learning in 3P (present, process and product) ways. 

Speakers
avatar for Connie Li

Connie Li

Chinese teacher, Victoria Shanghai Avademy
Ms. Connie Li received her M.Ed. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) from HKU, and got her teaching credentials in mainland China, Hong Kong and the U.S. She is an IB MYP examiner and has taught students from MYP to DP, in both Language & Literature and Language B. Certified... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1:45pm

#PubPDAsia Organizer Meetup
Meeting for current PubPDasia members and for those who wanna join us in hosting one! Come on by for an informal chat and catching up!

Speakers
avatar for Carlos	Galvez

Carlos Galvez

PE & Life Skills Teacher, Shekou International School
Carlos began in education back in the late 90's when his mother convinced him to become an English teacher in Guatemala. Since then his career has taken him to Italy and now China as he found a passion for Physical Education later in life. In his career at Shekou International School... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N107

1:45pm

Creating Your Sustainable, Edible Maker Movement
In the interactive workshop, Kyle Giesbrecht will cover how he has developed a cutting edge culinary arts program that breaks down the traditional “silo classroom structure” by marrying multiple disciplines in one class. He will share his philosophy and the curriculum he has developed to awaken students inner confidence as they discover nothing is impossible. Come learn how to create an environment that builds upon prior knowledge to foster student creativity as they apply and personalizing their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Giesbrecht

Kyle Giesbrecht

Culinary Art Teacher, Hong Kong International School
Middle School Culinary Art



Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N105

1:45pm

Turning Ideas Into Action: How to Create Your Own Charity Project
In addition to teaching 8th grade at Western Academy of Beijing and serving as the Middle School Service Learning Coordinator, Adam Carter is the Founder and Director of the Cause & Affect Foundation, which delivers direct assistance to people, families and well-run Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) around the world. In this Snapshot presentation, he will provide a concrete step-by-step model teachers can follow in order to launch a successful charity project, including how to fund raise, determine the most effective way of helping, documenting success and spreading word to supporters and donors. Participants  will walk away with the knowledge (and a “how-to” guide) that will prepare them to become effective humanitarians. This model can also be shared with students. 

Speakers
avatar for Adam	Carter

Adam Carter

Teacher & MS Service Learning Director, Western Academy of Beijing
In twenty years of international experience, has traveled, taught, worked and studied in over 100 countries. Combines innovative teaching practices with his passion for social studies and language arts to create a dynamic classroom experience. Specializes in Service Learning and Mindfulness... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N109

1:45pm

Getting Everyone Ready for 21st Century Teaching
Making changes in school is never easy. How do you make everyone in school ready for changes in 21st century classrooms? In this presentation, I'm going to share how I lead changes in my school to prepare everyone for BYOD and changing of learning spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Leung

Jenny Leung

Academic Coordinator (Learning Support) and Assistant English Panel Head, HKBUAS Wong Kam Fai Secondary & Primary School
Jenny LEUNG─Ms. Leung obtained her PGDE and an MA degree in English Language Teaching from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and is currently pursuing an MFA degree in Drama and Theatre Education at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Ms. Leung’s professional interests include... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N211/212

1:45pm

Overcoming Failure Together: Establishing a Culture of Collaboration in a Makerspace
In Mark's classroom, his student follow the motto, "If one fails, we all fail; so lets all win together” to help establish a shared ethos of collaboration, especially when faced with difficult tasks in their makerspace.

All of the learning that happens in their space is done through Project Based Learning, which requires students to work in groups on a shared mission, often working on different parts of the project. For this to be successful, all members of the team must be able to complete their part of the project.

To foster a sense of community and collaboration, Mark and his student embark on shorter missions inside of the larger project that require group work, negotiation, communication and trade-off. These activities are meant to spur resilience and connect team members to the larger mission of the project, which is not to succeed individually, but as a whole.

In this presentation, Mark will be sharing tips and examples that you can use in your own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Barnett

Mark Barnett

STEAM Coordinator, The Harbour School
Makerspace and STEAM coordinator for The Harbour School.


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N206/207

1:45pm

The unlimited potentials of Machine Learning
Machine learning is a popular topic nowadays but it is difficult to introduce this in the curriculum.  In this presentation, the examples of using machine learning in the classroom will be shared.  Students have based on their interests to create different labels and train the machines so that they can be used to verify signatures, identify one's character, learning English and other unpredicted applications.  In addition, students can use simple blockly programs such as scratch to build their models. 

Speakers
avatar for Lau Hing Yip, Eric

Lau Hing Yip, Eric

Head of Technology Education, St. Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School
Eric LAU obtained his bachelor degree in HKUST and a MEd (IT in Edu.) degree in the University of Birmingham. Mr. Lau’s professional interests include AR, VR, coding, IoT, AI & any latest technology tools. He has promoted e-learning and implemented BYOD in a local English school... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N108

1:45pm

The Power of Choice
At the International Community School, Amman, we pride ourselves on giving students a voice within all areas of the school. Through learner agency and the pursuit of #earlyyearsup, we give students the opportunity to lead their own learning. Attainment and well-being within the school is improving as we give students choice of learning activity, homework tasks and even their type of assessment. Through a coherent approach to pedagogy, based on the best of global practices, and a comprehensive suite of student level data, we are offering students a 21st Century learning experience.

This presentation will outline some of our innovative practices that could contribute to global pedagogy 

Speakers
avatar for Chris	Wheeler

Chris Wheeler

International Community School,


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N110

1:45pm

The Power of Games in Learning
While teaching concepts through games has been done for a long time, we bring you two powerful games which have versatile uses in the classroom. Metalog is an international training tools company which has found great success with their tools being used and loved by trainers, coaches, facilitators, professors, teachers, school social workers, supervisors, family therapists, counsellors, and youth leaders.

We will be using one or two (depending on group size) Metalog games/tools to bring out the concepts of communication, teamwork and leveraging differences. Once the group experiences these tools, they will then be taken through effective debriefing techniques.

Workshop Objectives:
  • Experience the power of simple games in bringing out complex concepts
  • Discover powerful game/activity debriefing techniques
  • Expand your current database of learning tools/games

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Martinelli

Melanie Martinelli

Co-Founder & Director, The Learning Gym
I'm a specialist in Learning Solutions and passionate about researching and implementing latest and most relevant trends in the L&D industry. A learning professional at heart and an entrepreneur in my mindset, I just started a new venture along with two like-minded friends and colleagues... Read More →
avatar for Jacob Erlich

Jacob Erlich

The Learning Gym, Co-Founder & Director
Jacob Erlich, MBA, is well respected as a dynamic facilitator, workshop designer and corporate trainer. He has been a trusted external partner to various organisations in creating efficiencies for global teams through designing and facilitating corporate off-sites, workshops, skill-based... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N201

1:45pm

Stories of Inspiration
Let’s build together.
Who has inspired you to be where you are right now? Who has made an impact in your professional growth? Who has been there to lift you up?

We want to #lifteachotherup with stories of inspiration by capturing them from you, ensuring that these powerful stories are shared and used for reflection and growth. Who are those who have encouraged and supported you throughout your journey? How have they done so, and how do we continue to build a network of strong leaders with diverse voices, experiences and ideas?

Session Objectives:
1. Reflection
2. Capture stories of inspiration and empowerment
3. Meet-Up for WLEAD

http://Padlet.com/mmecho/inspiration


Speakers
avatar for Dana Watts

Dana Watts

Director of Innovation, 21st Century Learning International
This June, I will join International School Services (ISS) as the Director of Research and Development for School Management. My responsibilities will include developing and strengthening ISS’s school startup and management quality assurance through research of best practice. I... Read More →
avatar for Liz Cho

Liz Cho

Principal of Teaching and Learning, Korea International School
Educator since 2003, Liz is passionate about empowering teachers and students. She has taken on various leadership roles in education, and she is currently serving as the Principal of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School (KIS), not too far outside of the city limits... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
N210

2:15pm

Lunch Ends
Friday March 8, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

2:30pm

Connecting Students With Nature Through Robotics: How a Digital Cohort Worked Together to Arrive at a Shared Vision
In January of 2018 a group of 7 educators from 5 different countries (China, Nigeria, America, Hong Kong and Cyprus) worked across 5 different time zones to plan and prepare a Global Makeathon. The vision was to use robotics to create a connection with, and empathy towards the earth.

What were the benefits of working in a global cohort? What made this collaboration successful? This snapshot explores the process that we went through to arrive at a common vision, as well as providing some tips and tricks on how digital collaboration can be successful. 

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Thomas

Leigh Thomas

Elementary Instructional Coach Technology, International Christian School


Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N105

2:30pm

Problem based Project: How do students work as tinkers to solve the problems in real life context.
Background: As a bilingual and multicultural school, we provide different learning challenges for our students. We aim to unlock every student’s potential in their learning.

Problem: Grade 4 and 5 students attend experiential learning trip every year. However, students expressed that they worried to join the night safari due to it is too dark and creepy!

Solutions: Therefore, some G3 and 5 students suggested that we could design T shirts which could glow in the dark for the night safari activities.

In this snapshot presentation session, we will share with you how do we launch this project and what goals can you achieve in tight schedule and limited resources. This is a really good opportunity for students to apply their existing knowledge and skills to solve the real life problem. 

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Chui

Tracy Chui

Teacher, Primary / Coordinator (Gifted and Talented Programs), Primary, The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
I have been teaching primary school (International Baccalaureate accredited schools) for 11 years and Chinese Language Learning centre for 7 years. I am also a MakerSpace Thinker and Gifted & Talented (G&T) coordinator who integrates maker education into both taught curriculum and... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N107

2:30pm

Effective Use of Teacher’s Instructional Website to Increase Engagement and Access
Due to the insufficient Chinese language instructional resources, many teachers struggle to enrich students’ learning beyond the use of one or two textbooks. Also, parents need to have access to resources so that they could help students learn at home. I created a website to allow my students and parents to access all the instructional resources that I collected over the years. The website is organized by curriculum domains as well as language topics, which provides an overall vision of what Chinese language learning should be in the 21st century. In my previous job as a Chinese language immersion specialist at the Delaware Department of Education, I helped over a dozen teachers create and maintain their teaching websites. In this presentation, I will share with participants all the technic and instructional lessons I learned along the way of creating and using the website to bring the passion out of students’ learning, as well as building connections from school to home, and from classroom to the world. 

Speakers
avatar for Xiao "Wendy" Liu

Xiao "Wendy" Liu

Teacher, Coordinator, Tower Hill School
My name is Xiao "Wendy" Liu ( 刘晓). I graduated from Florida State University with a master's degree in Multilingual & Multicultural Education and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park with a concentration on Curriculum and Instruction. Before I came to Tower Hill... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N110

2:30pm

Language, the ultimate technology!
Our brains are designed to acquire it. We can hack others with it. Its use involves sophisticated coding. It is mostly based on an open-source platform and highly dependent on an active group of users and contributors. But it is vulnerable to corporate and other, not infrequently, nefarious interests. It is as alive as a virus but essential to our humanity. Our future may be best inoculated against a syruppy sameness if only we retain access to multiple strains of it.

Come to a thought provoking and challenging reflection on perhaps the greatest of all technologies...language. 

Speakers
avatar for Graham Noble

Graham Noble

Teacher, Delia School of Canada
I'm an ESL teacher at Delia School of Canada. I'm passionate about promoting a multilingual world and further understanding the magnificent thing that is language. I blog about bilingualism, literacy, teaching, and education at www.grahamnoble.com.



Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N211/212

2:30pm

The use of immersive technologies such as virtual reality to deepen learning in Singapore’s schools
The implementation of immersive technologies such as virtual reality is contextualised as a strategy of exploration and experimentation that brings about the use of immersive technologies, constructivist pedagogies and student-centred learning environments to achieve the outcomes of the student-centric values-driven paradigm of Singapore’s education system. Using the results of preliminary research in a Singapore high school on the use of virtual reality to teach science, the author shares pedagogical insights on integrating virtual reality technologies to teach science and offer suggestions for future research. Riverside Secondary School has set up a dedicated virtual reality hub based on NTU’s concept of VARTEL (Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology-Enabled Learning) lab in the HIVE, NTU. It uses Oculus VR headsets coupled with 3D TVs as output devices for the optimal balance in terms of quality, user comfort and ease of deployment. In addition, large augmented reality posters adorn the walls of the hub to create a constructivist learning environment that fosters rich learning experiences. We envisage an evolution in the development of immersive virtual reality technologies towards widespread adoption of virtual reality technologies to the design of technology-enabled student-centred learning spaces. Riverside Secondary School’s VR project is an interdisciplinary project that involves the integration of disciplines of ICT, national education and biology to develop lessons in the teaching of cells, viruses and enzymes that closely integrate the affordances of virtual reality and its ability to increase understanding of the real world through immersive experiences. The resulting interdisciplinary product is situated in a three-dimensional virtual world that can help students to visualise the microcosmic cellular environment, manipulate its organelles and conduct a virtual laboratory experiment to demonstrate enzyme-substrate interactions. Students gain fresh perspectives by visualising in 3D what enzyme and substrate molecules look like in their normal and denatured states. Students manipulate the enzyme molecules and substrate molecules to understand more about the lock-and-key hypothesis that is so foundational in studies of human digestion. In another variant of a lesson using virtual and augmented reality in a lesson of the biology of cells, students collaborate with each other to discover the epidemiology of the SARS coronavirus and suggest ways to prevent its spread of mutant flu viruses.

The interdisciplinary approach to learning is more consistent with constructivist philosophy, where knowledge is constructed by the learners as they immerse themselves in the VR/AR learning environment. This is situated learning at work as the learning context plays a great part in the learners’ cognition and understanding. A lesson plan was developed based on the 5E guided inquiry model. Purposeful lesson design using approaches such as 5E is anchored on sound pedagogical principles and application of effective strategies based on teaching processes and areas in the Singapore Teachers’ Practice (STP). The ability to integrate VR into lessons to achieve learning and academic goals requires the teachers to be flexible and adaptive to capitalise on the immersive nature of VR technologies, while ensuring that there is sufficient scaffolding of content and effective lesson enactment strategies to enable students to make meaning, understand and construct knowledge through collaborative and self-directed means. Fig. 9 shows the alignment of the 5E model to STP processes and teaching areas.

The author carried out surveys of two classes of 12 year-old high school Secondary 1 students in Riverside Secondary School who took part in VR lessons on cells this year and their responses validates the benefit that virtual reality is a powerful means of visual learning to help students better molecular and cellular representations, increase interest and motivation, and promote joy in learning. The students’ responses included “virtual reality made me see and understand the cells more than I would have just learning it thought the textbook.”, “It was when we used the 3D glasses to explore the cells on the walls as we could see them clearly”, “The VR experience was one of a kind. I have never experienced this before”.

In a separate research project to study the impact of VR lessons on enzymes by 15 year-old Secondary 3 students, the majority are positive and receptive about the use of VR in enhancing their learning in curriculum lessons. 80% of the students answered SA/A (Strongly Agree/Agree), with 50% SA on the question of “I hope that the school would give students more opportunities to learn and experiment with digital technologies such as VR to explore the real world in 3D and understand its dynamic interactions and concepts.”  In a related question, 80% of students answered SA/A, with 47% SA on the question of “VR is an exciting and futuristic ICT tool that can improve learning in science and other subjects.”  
The authors conducted preliminary research to obtain empirical research data in order to find out the efficacy of learning with VR on the topic of enzymes based on the students’ test scores performance. Hence, the effect size of 0.50 indicates the VR has a positive effect on learning of the molecular representations of enzymes and their interactions.

This preliminary study suggests the possible impact of immersive technologies such as VR to enhance interest and motivation, as well as achievement in the learning of science for certain topics such as enzymes in the high-school curriculum. Further research should be done to probe whether the use of immersive technologies such as VR in actual learning benefits in other levels such as in primary schools, as well as in other subjects in the school curriculum such as languages and humanities subjects such as geography and history. 

Speakers
avatar for Pang Choon Guan

Pang Choon Guan

School Staff Developer, Riverside Secondary School
Pang Choon Guan’s has more than 20 years of experience as an education professional in Singapore schools. He has held several positions such as Vice-Principal, Head of Department for ICT and Science, and currently, School Staff Developer. During his time in the Ministry of Education’s... Read More →


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Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N205

2:30pm

Bracing for Blockchain: What Your Students Should be Learning Now
With the future of the global economy being reshaped by blockchain technology, we need to make sure we are preparing our students for the opportunities and challenges this new technology presents. This presentation will teach beginners what blockchain is, how cryptocurrencies fit in, and give some hands-on lesson ideas for teachers to introduce the concept to their students.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Krakofsky

Ryan Krakofsky

Technology Coach, Victoria Shanghai Academy
avatar for James Waller

James Waller

ICT Educational Specialist, Delia School of Canada


Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N201

2:30pm

ISTE Certified Educator Information Session
Speakers
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Jeff Dungan

Technology Resources Facilitator, Shanghai American School


Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration Area

2:30pm

Designing an ideal library/learning space and framework to meet the needs of our 21st-century learning community.
The focus of this presentation will revolve around the following question:
What would an ideal library/learning space look like to meet the needs of our 21st-century learning community and what kind of framework would support it?

This was the question that the librarians were asking while engaging in a dialogue with the ed-tech coaches. This presentation will describe the journey that our school librarians and ed-tech coaches took. How they merged into one department, took on developing a Technology and Information Literacy Framework, and as a consequence, how they began the process to redesign their learning spaces. 

Speakers
avatar for Vivien Sewell

Vivien Sewell

Teacher, Gardens Elementary School
avatar for Catherine de Levay EdD

Catherine de Levay EdD

Librarian, Gardens Secondary School



Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N209

2:30pm

Implementing knowledge management in schools
Knowledge Management (KM) is an advanced management strategy and has the potential to be extensively adopted in schools to foster the “sharing of innovative practice, avoiding duplication and discouraging the loss of valuable knowledge,” according to Thambi and O’ Toole. (as cited in Chu 2016)

Traditionally, school library is the heart of information management in school where it manages the print and non print collection. With technology, the school librarian can play one of the key roles to implement knowledge management (KM). Information is the basis of knowledge and with knowledge, better decisions can be made.

This workshop provides an introduction to KM with real life examples of how KM is implemented in schools and the prerequisite of introducing KM in schools. We will elaborate on why school library has the best position to promote KM with the senior management. Participants can fill out an electronic questionnaire to evaluate their school’s readiness for KM. There will be a review on the common challenges faced by schools when implementing KM and brainstorm the related solutions. By the end of the session, participants will be able to come up with a follow up action.

References:
Chu, K. W. (2016). Leading knowledge management in a secondary school. Journal of Knowledge Management, 20(5), 1104-1147. 

Speakers
avatar for Akina Lam

Akina Lam

Creative Information Coordinator, KGV
Akina Lam currently works as the Creative Information Coordinator at King George V School. She is the Coordinator of the Association of Librarians English Speaking Schools in Hong Kong and runs the Hong Kong Golden Dragon Book Awards (GDBA) with her GDBA Committee. Passionate about... Read More →
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Samson Choi

Academic Information Coordinator, King George V School
Mr. Samson Choi holds a master degree in Information Studies. He worked in a special library in Hong Kong and currently he works as Academic Information Coordinator in King George V School, an English School Foundation secondary school in Hong Kong. Mr. Choi served on the Hong Kong... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N109

2:30pm

Living Library
A living library is a powerful event. It builds community by bringing in people to share their personal stories. Students understanding about humanity is deepened on a personal level. This workshop shares the nuts and bolts on how to organize and host a living library in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine	Buchanan

Catherine Buchanan

CI MS/US Library, Chadwick International



Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N210

2:30pm

Gaming Our Way To The Top
The session focusses on how the use of gamification enabled our Primary students to become confident Mathematicians leading them to win the FOBISIA Mathematics Competition. We would like to share our journey on how technology helped students who were initially disaffected with Mathematics to engage dynamically with the subject leading to great individual success stories.

Our strategic approach of setting up a school action research project, small-scale pilots, results analysis and reflection, teacher training, curriculum development and community participation is easily replicable in most schools.

We will be looking at how you could encourage non-tech teachers to buy in and discuss ideas and other toolsets that can support both literacy and science.

Speakers
avatar for Sunny Thakral

Sunny Thakral

Head of Technology & Communications, The British School New Delhi



Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N106

2:30pm

High school students acting like physicists thanks to global technology online platforms
Each year in spring, research institutes and universities around the world partner with high school students and teachers in a programme to experience life at the forefront of basic nuclear physics research. The International Masterclasses hands-on Particle Physics (IMChoPP) gives students the opportunity to be particle physicists by analyzing real data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC).  
While a Higgs boson has already been discovered by scientists at the LHC in 2012, the data holds many other interesting secrets waiting to be found. In the IMChoPP, high-school students work with real data collected by the experiments at the LHC. The programme provides a unique opportunity for students to work side-by-side with scientists and get a taste of how modern research in physics works.
The four ongoing experiments - ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, and LHCb - have made data available for educational use for the IMChoPP. Students examine the products of collisions between elementary particles that travel through the 27 kilometers accelerator underground at close to the speed of light.
Just as in many real collaborations in particle physics, students experience this international aspect when they present their findings at the end of their research, in a video linkup with CERN, Fermilab and student groups in other participating countries.
The International Masterclasses are coordinated by TU Dresden, Germany and QuarkNet, USA and managed by an international steering group in close cooperation with IPPOG (International Particle Physics Outreach Group).

A wide range of study tasks is available. Join the workshop/presentation to learn more about how your school could join the IMChoPP programme.

Speakers
avatar for Tiberiu DragoiuLuca

Tiberiu DragoiuLuca

Physics/Math teacher, German European School Singapore
I have been teaching Physics and Mathematics for 20 years in Romania, USA, Philippines, and Singapore. I was exposed and learned different curricula, National Science Standards, College Board AP, IGCSE, IBDP, A/AS-levels. In all educational systems, the majority of time is spent... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2:30pm

MAKERSPACES Connecting to the curriculum and partnering up with teachers in meaningful ways.
As IDEA Lab Coordinator to one of the first Makerspaces in a Middle School in the United States, I have a unique insight of the challenges as well as the rewards of having such a space. We have regularly scheduled IDEA classes in the Makerspace area and, in addition,  we collaborate with teachers in special projects outside of these regular times. I can provide ideas on how to start a makerspace on different budgets and for schools with a wide variety of needs. I will also be attending the conference as a regular attendee. 

Speakers
avatar for Miguel	Martinez

Miguel Martinez

IDEA Lab Coordinator, The Catherine Cook School
I have been an educator for 18 years. I have taught Spanish and French at different levels, always integrating technology as a means to differentiating instruction. I have a background on Electromechanics and Automation and for the last 2 years I have been the IDEA Lab coordinator... Read More →


21CLHK pptx
21CLHK pptx

Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N206/207

2:30pm

Making a Chatbot
Nowadays you may observe that different companies make use of chatbots to communicate with their customers.  In this workshop, you will learn how to teach students to make their chatbots for buying tickets, making a short quiz, working as an expert or other authentic applications. 

Speakers
avatar for Lau Hing Yip, Eric

Lau Hing Yip, Eric

Head of Technology Education, St. Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School
Eric LAU obtained his bachelor degree in HKUST and a MEd (IT in Edu.) degree in the University of Birmingham. Mr. Lau’s professional interests include AR, VR, coding, IoT, AI & any latest technology tools. He has promoted e-learning and implemented BYOD in a local English school... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N108

3:15pm

How Can Chinese Teachers Make International Schools More International?
Why do Chinese students educated from a traditional Confucian environment consistently outperform students from a Western educational background in international benchmark tests like PISA? What is wrong with rote learning and memorization? Is it time to Reverse the Flow between West and Confucian educational thinking? If we want teachers to think, act and work together with an international mindset in international schools, then do we need to find a way to bring together the best of Western and best of Chinese educational thinking?

This workshop offers a fresh approach to understanding Confucian educational values and will give practical examples of a fusion approach to teaching and learning, based on the speakers experience in local and international schools
 

Speakers
avatar for Peter Woodhead

Peter Woodhead

Director, ACT-Education Consultancy Limited
Peter Woodhead is a life-long educator having taught in nine schools from early years to post graduate level an experience which has given me a special insight into students’ learning and the pedagogy of effective teachers. My work in International and Local schools, as a teacher... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N110

3:15pm

Teachers as Professional Voice Users for Life-Keep a Healthy Voice to Sustain your Livelihood!
Presented by a NCVS- Vocologist/Voice Teacher/Opera Singer/Theatre Director, and overseas performing arts educator with 30 plus years of experience in the classroom in large international schools, this workshop will explain the fact that teachers are at high risk for developing vocal disorders (Smith et al, 1998b; Roy et al 2004; de Jong et al., 2006; Simberg, Sala & Ronnemaa, 2004).  The prevalence of having at least one occurrence of dysphonia during a teacher's life life span was as high as 58% for teachers compared to 28.8% for non-teachers (Titze, Verdolini-Abbot, 2012, 16).  This presentation will focus on voice habilitation for teachers of ALL subjects in ALL disciplines, but most at risk are performing arts and physical education teachers (Smith, Kirchner, Taylor, Hoffman & Lemke, 1998a; Thibeault et all., 2004).  How does a teacher care for their tiny vocal folds that are approximately 1 cm long, when phonating 6-7 hours per day?  We will look at how to avoid a professionally hazardous situation that many voice professionals encounter by keeping your tiny vocal folds in healthy condition for life. Vocal exercises will be learned including Semi Occluded Vocal Tract (SOVT) straw phonation, as well as strategies for coping for professional voice users. 

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Sands

Patricia Sands

(self employed), Patricia Sands Voice Studio Pte Ltd
Vocal Music Certified K-12, 34 years in the classroom teaching/directing high school theatre & vocal music (AST Honduras, AISJ South Africa, ISKL Malaysia, Consultant at TAS Taipei, ISB Belgrade, ASD Doha) and now a Vocologist and Private Studio Owner in Singapore. Voice for professional... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N105

3:15pm

Reading and technology matters - digital tools to support the literacy needs of our students
Creating learning environments that accommodate, foster and challenge ALL learners, including our EAL students, regardless of the barriers that currently exist for them around the literacy demands of school, is an ever increasing essential requirement for international schools.
During this session we will explore a range of digital tools to support student reading and access to learning content.

Speakers
avatar for Greg  O’Connor

Greg O’Connor

AsiaPac EdTech Manager, Texthelp
Greg has been actively involved in supporting the learning of students with diverse learning needs for over 30 years. During this time he has worked as a classroom teacher, school executive, consultant, regional manager with the New South Wales Department of Education, Australia... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N211/212

3:15pm

Stopmotion animation to visualise student learning
Speakers

Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

3:15pm

Keynote: Understanding School Leadership Through Frames
In this session, we will break down school leadership issues by the four frames detailed by Bolman and Deal. Those are political, human resources, symbolic, and structural. We will dissect real problems using these frames to better understand how change occurs and what roadblocks might be present. This session will be useful for leaders, middle leaders, and teachers who are interested in leadership and change.

Speakers
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Jayson Richardson

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Studies, University of Kentucky


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N201

3:15pm

Human Technologies: Thriving In A Complex World
Human Technologies offers schools a critical lens through which to approach twenty first century human society. Rather than focusing on individual issues or concerns, HT offers students, parents, teachers and leaders a chance to consider that most central of questions: how can I thrive in a complex world? Starting with evolution and Big History, HT invites learners to consider all human practice as the result of an accrual of technologies, deposited in layers over time. Each of these technologies, be it handwriting, eye contact, mobile phones or prayer, can be deconstructed, understood, adapted and harnessed for use. Applied within and across the curriculum, Human Technologies offers schools concrete answers to some of today and tomorrow’s most significant challenges. In this workshop learners will be introduced to the fundamentals of HT, and through a series of practical tasks, will be asked to reconsider their own understandings of what it means to be human. 

Speakers
avatar for Ross Parker

Ross Parker

Director of Technology, ICHK
Ross Parker is the Director of Technology, Pedagogy & Assessment at International College Hong Kong. He is passionate about making learning a positive, anxiety-free process centered around personal transformation. This requires re-imagining school as a place where adult-adult relationships... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N108

3:15pm

Learning is Creation NOT Consumption
The biggest hurdle in the way of organizations creating cultures of learning and innovation is the over emphasis on superstar trainers standing in the front of the room armed with content-heavy PowerPoint slide decks telling learners the important of the information and how to apply it to their jobs and life. This approach simply hasn’t proven effective at achieving the purpose of training - creating a behavioural change in employees which will result in business results.

We believe that there needs to be a shift in the mental mode and actions of our learning professionals. Moving from trainer-centric to learner-centric; from a focus on delivering content to creating learning environments; and from just consumption of vast information to creating the relevant information. The mindset shift needs to enable our learners to learn for themselves and help others learn. These forms of the core beliefs of the Accelerated Learning philosophy.

Workshop Objectives:
  • Discover a learning environment that inspires formal and informal learning and innovation.
  • Experience several Accelerated Learning activities that perfectly demonstrate learning as creation by the learners not consumption of information shared by the trainer.
  • Create your own Accelerated Learning blueprint for any one of your sessions and get group feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Erlich

Jacob Erlich

The Learning Gym, Co-Founder & Director
Jacob Erlich, MBA, is well respected as a dynamic facilitator, workshop designer and corporate trainer. He has been a trusted external partner to various organisations in creating efficiencies for global teams through designing and facilitating corporate off-sites, workshops, skill-based... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Martinelli

Melanie Martinelli

Co-Founder & Director, The Learning Gym
I'm a specialist in Learning Solutions and passionate about researching and implementing latest and most relevant trends in the L&D industry. A learning professional at heart and an entrepreneur in my mindset, I just started a new venture along with two like-minded friends and colleagues... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

3:15pm

Changing Learning Environments in Our Schools
Implementation of flexible physical spaces and changing digital spaces in our schools have educators struggling with how to utilize these environments with purpose. The amount of resources dedicated to these changing spaces means the stakes are high. Leadership in schools tasked with driving change are faced with the challenge of helping teachers develop the skills they need to effectively use these new spaces. This session will examine recent research on how our new learning environments impact student learning outcomes and what this means for educators.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica  Hale

Jessica Hale

Director of Learning and Innovation, Oasis International School - Kuala Lumpur
Jessica currently serves as the Director of Learning and Innovation for the establishment of Oasis International School of Kuala Lumpur. For more than 15 years, Jessica has worked with international schools in Asia. Her experience spans from classroom teacher to overseeing whole school... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N206/207

3:15pm

The Importance of Visual Literacy
Join Caldecott medalist Eric Rohmann in a fast-paced PowerPoint presentation detailing the ways children not only see, but also use pictures as language. Come and discover how the combination of pictures and words create a book that taps directly into the young reader’s imagination.  Explore the language of visual narrative, and rediscover your own “picture language.” 

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rohmann

Eric Rohmann

Author & Illustrator, Keynote Presenter
Caldecott Medalist, Eric Rohmann, is the author and illustrator of many beloved children's books. He has worked collaboratively as illustrator with award winning authors, including Lois Lowry and conference keynote, Candace Fleming.


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N109

3:15pm

The World is Their Textbook
Learn how bringing the high-quality news and multimedia features of The New York Times into the classroom can encourage critical thinking, inspire discussion and widen perspective.

Speakers
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Christie Luk

Digital Sales Assistant, The New York Times


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N209

3:15pm

Writing nonfiction with your students for Primary Teachers
Can kids write engaging nonfiction?  Absolutely!  In this fast-paced presentation, two-time Sibert medalist Candace Fleming will share her secrets for creating fascinating nonfiction with young writers.  Participants will not only discover strategies for effective research and directed inquiry, but they will also leave with oodles of tips and ideas to help students create exciting  “true stories” rather than dull, encyclopedic accounts.   

Speakers
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Candace Fleming

Children's Author


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

3:15pm

Designing in virtual enviroments with a maker's mindset using Cospaces
Have you ever wanted to have a go at 3D modelling but ended up creating a trinket or a keyring?
Have you ever seen the passion and enthusiasm that students have for virtual environments?

Students spend a lot of time online in virtual creative environments, such as Roblox or Minecraft. They are adept at navigating virtual environments because they are motivated and they have fewer restrictions than when they create in the real world. In this workshop we will explore how to harness students’ enthusiasm for virtual creative environments, while extending or consolidating learning that has happened in the (real world) classroom. Applying the principals of Makers Ed to the virtual world can increase student motivation and engagement.

This workshop will be practical. Bring a laptop or Chromebook so you can have a go too!

During this workshop participants will:

Participants will have:
– an understanding of which platforms are age appropriate, including pros and cons
– an increased familiarisation with platforms such as Cospaces
– an understanding of how they can be used in a primary context
– tinkered, designed and tweaked.
– have confidence to go back to their schools with the basics to be able to facilitate design centred learning engagements using some easy to access (cheap or free) age appropriate platforms. 

Speakers
avatar for James	Haworth

James Haworth

Lead Teacher Learning Technologies, Shatin Junior School Hong Kong
I have worked in education in Spain, UK, Thailand and the last 8 years have been in Hong Kong. Authentic and adventurous integrated units of inquiry motivate me to grow as a teacher. I enjoy creating opportunities for students to learn giving them voice, choice and agency. I have... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N205

3:15pm

Making IT Happen
A journey of how one PYP school rolled out meaningful technology integration.  We will walk you through this from the start to where we are now, including what worked well and what we have learned. 

Speakers
avatar for Jason	Prohaska

Jason Prohaska

PYP Learning Technology Coach / House Di, RCHK
A coach for meaningful Technology Integration and Makers Ed. When not working, I can be found following one of my passions, either ice hockey or video editing.


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N107

3:15pm

Wearable Technology Unit
New STEM idea? Integrating fashion in DT or integrating engineering in fashion design? I have tried to teach students to apply wearable electronics in IB MYP design unit. Boys are getting more engaged in the textile units while girls are interested in the coding and engineering. 

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Cheung

Catherine Cheung

Design Teacher, Victoria Shanghai Academy
I am Catherine Cheung. I am a Design Teacher and I mainly teach Food Design, Textile Design, Product Design in MYP and Design Technology SL/HL in DP. I am also a PP and EE supervisor. My teaching experience ranges from different year groups in VSA. I am interested in applying the... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N106

3:15pm

Passion Projects: Edu-fad or Meaningful Learning Opportunity?
Passion Projects, 20 Time, Genius Hour, AMPed etc. So many names and phrases have been thrown out there in recent years but are they really fulfilling their purpose? Are the time and effort you and your learners putting in worth it?" Join Carlos and Jess (and other special guests) to a create CPP and modify or design a customized program from scratch for your own school. In addition, we will talk about overcoming challenges such as student agency, motivation, and drive, teacher buy-in, and mapping. This workshop is for anyone seeking to start or improve "passion-based" learning programs in their schools.

Useful Links: 

AMPed Guide Book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/amped/id1454795811?mt=11
Passion Based Learning: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1u2P9pv9Fp2y_Y5YvEknpGrgzz2hmGITVanriIYng7Fc/edit?usp=sharing 


Speakers
avatar for Carlos	Galvez

Carlos Galvez

PE & Life Skills Teacher, Shekou International School
Carlos began in education back in the late 90's when his mother convinced him to become an English teacher in Guatemala. Since then his career has taken him to Italy and now China as he found a passion for Physical Education later in life. In his career at Shekou International School... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N210

4:35pm

Transition Time
Friday March 8, 2019 4:35pm - 4:45pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

4:45pm

Closing Keynote: Collaborative Professionalism: the next educational frontier
Collaboration is the new chorus line of educational improvement.  Whether teachers should collaborate is no longer an issue. Any profession worthy of its name depends upon people sharing their knowledge and expertise. The key question now is what are better and worse ways to collaborate? How do we design collaboration? What do we know about the relative merits of professional learning communities, lesson study, data teams, or school networks, for example? And how do we take promising designs from one place and use them effectively in another?
 
In this keynote, based on his Spring 2018 book, Andy Hargreaves will inspire us not just to collaborate, but drawing on his research on different ways of collaborating in the US and four other countries, he will show us how to collaborate effectively with depth, focus, boldness and purpose.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Andy Hargreaves

Dr. Andy Hargreaves

President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness & Improvement, Boston College
Dr. Andy Hargreaves is the President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness & Improvement and is is known as one of the top global thought leaders in education. He is the former Thomas More Brennan Chair of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.Andy... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
N201

5:30pm

Conference Social Begins
Friday March 8, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Mr Wolf 5/F Crawford House, 70 Queen's Road, Central

7:30pm

Conference Social Ends
Friday March 8, 2019 7:30pm - 7:35pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai
 
Saturday, March 9
 

8:30am

Registration
Saturday March 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

8:45am

Assessment for Learning Activities in the Chinese Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Joanne Li

Joanne Li

Head of Language B at Discovery College, Discovery College
Ms. Joanne Li is the Head of Language B at Discovery College, ESF. She started her Chinese-teaching journey in several international schools since 2000. She has worked in the Philippines, mainland China, and Hong Kong, and has taught AP and IB (MYP and DP) courses for the past 18... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N109

8:45am

Inspiring Creativity through Drama
Fraser's presentation will focus on how we can Inspire Creativity Through Drama; there will be a particular emphasis on the use of dramatic improvisation techniques and games in education. We will explore how these can be effectively applied in the classroom.
Let's get creative!


Speakers
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Fraser McPhie

Performing Arts Leader, Yew Chung International School (Hong Kong)


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N108

8:45am

Creating Spaces within Spaces
Creating spaces within spaces’ is an interactive session challenging all things conventional when it comes to spaces within schools.

From media labs to open plan learning hubs, this workshop will take you through the journey on how a single use space can be altered and developed to cater for multi use purposes, multiple skills sets and different learning behaviours, allowing students to immerse themselves into their learning experience.  

By putting students in control of their learning by creating interactive and engaging spaces, they are indirectly being empowered to embrace the 21st Century Learning skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity and preparing themselves for the workplaces of the future.

"We’re not just talking about reconfiguring the layout of a classroom or lecture hall, we’re breaking down the physical confines of these walls altogether, transcending traditional boundaries and reimagining the entire learning experience" (Vickers 2017). 

Join us as we explore the endless opportunities of ‘spaces within spaces’

Presented by Shastiq Khader-Georgi 
Principal Learning Space Consultant and Designer

Speakers
avatar for Shastiq Khader-Georgi

Shastiq Khader-Georgi

Principal Learning Space Consultant and Designer, LSA Communications
Shastiq is the Director & Primary Learning Space Consultant with LSA Communications working with International Schools and designing their spaces for the past nine years. She has consulted schools in Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam and S. Korea at Seoul Foreign School and Chadwick... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

8:45am

Build Micro:bit Games
Speakers
avatar for Stu Lowe

Stu Lowe

Learning Technology Specialist, Beacon Hill School
I am passionate about students using technology to create amazing things. I have worked with schools at every level to help them integrate technology with some of our younger learners. I am a maker, app developer and speaker on all areas of edtech and Maker Centred Learning.


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N107

8:45am

Power of Keynote Presentations
Session Objectives

  1. Learn how to use Keynote for engaging presentations
  2. Take away sleek templates pre-built for you and learn how to modify them for your own purposes
  3. Have fun!

**Required: Must have a Mac with updated Keynote installed for use

Session Description

Are you a Mac user? Do you present in front of an audience (e.g. students, colleagues, parents) and wonder how you can make your presentations more engaging? Are you guilty of using too much text on a single slide and know that it’s bad, but you do it anyway? Come take away some practical tips and tricks to making a presentation engaging.  Let’s talk about C.R.A.P. by Robin Williams (not Patch Adams Robin Williams…!) and how that can really help you enhance the way you perceive design, and therefore, your own presentations.

Target Audience

Teachers, Administrators

Speakers
avatar for Liz Cho

Liz Cho

Principal of Teaching and Learning, Korea International School
Educator since 2003, Liz is passionate about empowering teachers and students. She has taken on various leadership roles in education, and she is currently serving as the Principal of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School (KIS), not too far outside of the city limits... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N106

8:45am

Promoting Critical Thinking in the Classroom
Making a Case for Critical Thinking as the Most Important Aspect of Education.

Here is a link to my Google Slides Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LFXdGK2tBzCpkRzjt_vxy0eiKI7JtIDpD00WgQuODHI/edit?usp=sharing 

Speakers
avatar for John Hendrickse

John Hendrickse

ICT Specialist k-12, Delia School of Canada



Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N110

8:45am

21CLHK Talks - A Series of Short Keynotes
Drones in Education - The American International School of Guangzhou

The AISG Drone Club started with four students in 2015. By 2018, 54 students participate in weekly in filming with drones, racing drones and even building drones. Hear from the students themselves their passion for this burgeoning area and explore the question - is Drone literacy a 21st Century literacy?

The Language of Friendship
For children, the social dynamics of a class can make or break a school year. Friendships have a huge
impact on learning and the wellbeing of students, parents, and teachers.

In this keynote presentation, Dana Kerford will introduce educators to URSTRONG’s unique language,
skills, and strategies that they can use in their classrooms. Using kid-friendly terminology, educators will learn a simple framework for guiding students towards conflict-resolution and healthy relationships.With 10 years devoted to studying childhood friendships, Dana hopes to empower educators to improve the social climate in their classrooms and inspire kinder school cultures.

The Future of Learning is Virtual
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality. She founded #isnsVR, one of the first high-end VR/AR Immersive Technology Pilot programs for international K-12 education in Asia.  

Following the success of this program, Paulino founded the Global VR/AR Association - Shenzhen, she was selected to be the first Ambassador for #VRwomen Asia and founded XR Pioneer Ltd., a Hong Kong/Shenzhen based educational technology solutions company built to serve cutting edge and meaningful tech integration experiences in education.

Speakers
avatar for David	Navis

David Navis

Innovation and Design Thinking, American International School of Guangzhou
I am the Innovation and Design Thinking teacher and coach for Middle School at the American International School in Guangzhou China. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator. I love pushing the envelope, thinking outside the box. I sponsor the Drone and STEAM clubs at school. My hobbies... Read More →
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →
avatar for Dana Kerford

Dana Kerford

Founder, URSTRONG
Dana is a Teacher, Friendship Expert, and the Founder of URSTRONG. Pop by our table or come say, "Hi!" Would love to meet you!


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N201

8:45am

Awareness-Based System Leadership
This leadership workshop offers a unique opportunity for personal and professional development through deep learning, shared reflection and peer dialogue.

The workshop is an immersive experience that challenges participants to explore how an integrated focus on self-development, team learning, generative dialogue and systems thinking can support school and system innovation, effectiveness and improvement. Awareness-based System Leadership is an approach that that draws upon Senge’s theories about organisational learning and Scharmer’s work on awareness-based change to address important questions about personal and collective capacity building, sustainable innovation, and effective change management.

The workshop provides a nurturing forum for educational leaders to revitalise a personal vision for their own development, while deeply examining the relational and transformational elements of their leadership role.

During the workshop, participants will:
  • Engage with conversations that promote deep learning and collaboration
  • Explore their beliefs and assumptions about effective leadership and change management, as well as school and system development
  • Extend their understanding of models and frameworks for leading change at a personal, collective and organisational level
  • Develop a vision for the development of your organisation and yourself
  • Identify systems and structures that will help support and drive the change process
  • Experiment with a variety of practical tools to support reflection and the application of core aspects of ASL to your context and practice

Speakers
avatar for Dr Richard Owens

Dr Richard Owens

Director of Learning, Strategy and Innovation/Director of Woodleigh Institute for Experiential Education, Woodleigh School/Woodleigh Institute
I serve as the Director of Learning, Strategy and Innovation at Woodleigh. I lead student, staff and organisational learning at the school, and provide high level strategic direction for innovation and improvement initiatives across its three campuses. I am also the Director of the... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

8:45am

Literature to Ignite the Design Thinking Process
Candy Fleming and Eric Rohmann’s books naturally lend themselves to the design thinking process. In their books, the characters both real and fictional, encounter a problem that employs imagination, logic, scientific principles, empathy, and perseverance in order to arrive at solutions that are both inspired and innovative. Whether it’s exploring the depths of the ocean in search of the elusive squid or engaging in problem solving to “rescue” a plane from a tree, their books engage readers in critical thinking. This session focuses on books by Candy and Eric that will prompt participants to investigate, define, ideate, create (prototype), and reflect (test). Design Thinking becomes more powerful when framed around literature that prompts discussion and generates questions. This workshop would expand on the presentations at this conference by Candy Fleming and Eric Rohmann and provide strategies for how to elevate their books to engage students in innovative design. 

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi Giorgis, Ph.D.

Cyndi Giorgis, Ph.D.

Professor, Children's Literature and Literacy Education, Arizona State University
I am passionate about the role that children's and young adult literature plays in the classroom particularly related to reader response that results in design thinking and inquiry.



Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N209

8:45am

Reaching Every Reader: Transformative Partnerships
Student voice, disruption, student agency - just today's educational buzz words that we pay lip service to?

No way! These are real opportunities for teachers, librarians, coaches and administrators to cultivate a transformational reading culture.

Combining real life examples of how we have worked with key stake holders in our school community with hands on activities to boost your school reading culture, this workshop will leave you ready to turn your ideas into action!

Strong partnerships with the right people = right book, right time, right kid 

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

ES Cybrarian, International School of Beijing
Over-enthusiastic lover of life, ISB elementary school cybrarian, breastfeeding counselor, insatiable print consumer. Share the love with me: Growing passionate readers Integrating technology across the curriculum Working with parents Digital citizenship Student voice



Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N210

8:45am

Gamification- How a low risk game economy can replace your high risk grade economy for; Formative Assessment, Differentiation, and Curricular Integration
The presentation will begin by providing a short context for what gamification is, and is not.  Then a more in depth analysis of game mechanics and how they can set up a low risk "game economy" to solve problems compared with using a high risk grade economy.  The remainder of the presentation will deal with specific examples and case studies of using the low risk game economy for;
classroom behaviors
differentiation
integration
giving new value and context for formative assessment
and how gamification to solve some of these problems for school using standards based assessment.

The video link below is to an example of how one of these  gamification models was and is being used at KIS 

Speakers
avatar for Eric	Nelson

Eric Nelson

Founder, Jetpacks & Parachutes
J&P is an educational consultancy with a singular goal; to get more teachers using the tool and examples of gamification to create fun and engaging "low risk" classroom economies that provide an alternative to "high risk" grade economies. Eric Nelson has been an International educator... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N205

8:45am

Merge Cube Classroom
GIVEAWAY: I’ll be giving away a bunch of Merge Cubes and VR headsets!

*Bring your iOS or Android device*

Free Augmented Reality has arrived in our classrooms! It’s never been easier for students and teachers to access this powerful technology. Teachers all over the world are finding meaningful ways to incorporate AR into their classrooms. In my session, you’ll get hands-on with my Top 10 List of AR Apps. All of them are cross-platform and most are used exclusively with the Merge Cube. Wait, you don’t already have your own Merge Cube!? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered... Come to my interactive workshop and walk away with your very own DIY paper craft MERGE CUBE! I’ll help you find some powerful ways to use AR in your own classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Gabe Haydu

Gabe Haydu

Elementary Teacher, Singapore American School
I'm an elementary teacher with a passion for EdTech of all kinds. My classroom is full of students empowered to experiment with videography, 3D printing, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. I live and teach in Singapore, but California lives forever in my heart.


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

8:45am

Top Ten Interactive Games & Activities That Help Students Connect
A practical, interactive workshop which will present a series of activities that Mark uses to invite young people to connect with one another. They are all simple, non-threatening, and contagiously fun - which makes engaging your students so much easier. Mark will focus on demonstrating an actual sequence of activities, and follow-up with a brief discussion of how you can integrate similar activities into your own curriculum.

You will be able to immediately implement these ideas and will take away many activity ideas and resources to equip you with the skills to do this for yourself. Whether you are looking for new two-minute activity ideas to energise your group or fill-in down-time, to longer, more dynamic team-building exercises - this session will be perfect for you.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Collard

Mark Collard

Playmeo
Mark Collard is an experiential trainer, speaker & author. As founder of playmeo, he is best known for developing the world's largest online database of group games & activities. He is passionate about helping groups discover the value of connecting before content. Schools engage... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N211/212

8:45am

Daring to Stretch - Overcoming Fear and Comfort towards a Road of Innovation
As educators, we’re trained to evaluate where students are at, and guide them along a developmental path of success. However, we’re not always good at self-reflection and setting personal goals for ourselves that stretch us to the next level. We often sell ourselves short, or over-extend ourselves in ways that leave us scarred and broken. In this session, we will look at various tools that help us to self-evaluate as leaders, and introduce ideas to stretch our thinking, while being purposeful and maintaining a healthy mindset. Come prepared to reflect, tell your story and stretch along. 

Speakers
avatar for Sandra	Chow

Sandra Chow

Director of Innovative Learning, Keystone Academy
Sandra Chow is Director of Innovative Learning at Keystone Academy, Beijing. Sandra has taught in multiple grades in Canada & Taiwan, and believes firmly in the power of collaboration for teachers and students. She loves sharing her experiences with other educators, and has done so... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N105

8:45am

Education & Equity: Fostering Equitable Global Citizenship
As educators working at international schools, we must be culturally competent in creating safe spaces for students coming from diverse backgrounds while still upholding the values of global citizenship. This presentation will explore various challenges and opportunities that educators may encounter when faced with issues such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and other equity-focused concerns.

A workshop approach will address power dynamics in society with special recognition given to working in an international school context.

Participants will be given the opportunity to share their reactions to real-life scenarios that will offer further context to the discussion. In addition, teachers will walk away with strategies that they can implement in their classrooms. We look forward to engaging in a meaningful workshop in a judgment-free space that will enrich our diverse classrooms and practices.

Speakers
avatar for Adrianna Mahoney

Adrianna Mahoney

Arts Department Head, Delia School of Canada
avatar for Terrence Vuu

Terrence Vuu

High School Maths Teacher, Delia School of Canada



Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N206/207

9:45am

Transition Time
Saturday March 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:00am
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

10:05am

10:05am

Auditing Your Learning Environment
Making sure your Learning Environment reflects the learning taking place in your class/school
When we think of innovative learning environments, we often think of a few bean bags around the space, some couches, cushions and lamps thrown in for good measure, and whiteboard surfaces to enhance the tech side of things. How much impact will this actually have on the learning culture of the school? Introducing an audit that looks at the philosophy of learning in your class/school and gives you ideas on how to really transform your learning environment into a place of collaboration, innovation, and creativity. 

Speakers
avatar for Maija Eriika Ruokanen

Maija Eriika Ruokanen

Senior Education Consultant, Fielding Nair International



Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N206/207

10:05am

How to bring immersive and emerging technology into your classroom
Speakers
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N202/203

10:05am

Keynote and Fireside Chat with Juan Pablo
Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes was born in Jocotenango, Guatemala and started Los Patojos at the age of 21. As a self-taught educator and social entrepreneur, he grew Los Patojos from a small community program in his parent’s home to a community center, health clinic, and school educating over 300 children and providing jobs to 50 people daily.

In 2014, Juan Pablo was honored as a Top 10 CNN Hero for his unwavering commitment to create change in Guatemala and beyond. He’s currently working to open a new campus that provides a pipeline of workforce development opportunities for his students. Juan Pablo says his job is to create safe environments and build pathways to dignity and lifelong change for all Guatemalans.

In this session Juan Pablo will deliver a short keynote address and then have a fireside chat with Michael Boll. 


Speakers
avatar for Michael Boll

Michael Boll

Director of Learning & PD, 21st Century Learning international
Michael is a passionate educator who loves helping students, educators and parents to harness the transformative powers of technology. He is also the co-founder and former board chair of an inclusive preschool, SHINE Academy, a regular Podcaster and a highly experienced Technology... Read More →
avatar for Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes

Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes

Teacher, Los Patojos, Sueños e Ideas en Acción


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N201

10:05am

Bridging the Communication Gap Between Schools & EdTech Companies
The education and EdTech industries maintain a tenuous, yet symbiotic relationship. Schools need EdTech products for academic and organizational purposes and companies build products for the education market. However, neither speak a common language, which results in miscommunicated needs and unfulfilled promises.

In this session, we will explore lessons in communication and best practices for school leaders and EdTech companies to bridge the gap and establish a common language. We’ll discuss work around the Blueprint for Technology in Education as a means for schools to understand their own technology needs better and for EdTech companies to better position their products to meet those needs.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Harris, Ed.D.

Matt Harris, Ed.D.

International Education Consultant, International EdTech
I am an international educational consultant focused primarily on EdTech. Based in Singapore, I work with schools, EdTech companies, and Ministries of Education around several areas related to the operational and academic uses of technology in schools. Please connect with me on Twitter... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

10:05am

Mindset: The Key of a High Performing Leader
You need a winning Mindset. You need a strong Mindset. Yet, what is Mindset? And how can you leverage it to become the greatest leader you can for your school? Learn one, why you need to consider mindset, but two, practical steps to improve it in order to empower yourself as a leader.

It is best for Leadership roles who drive change at a school - Coaches, Counselors, Assistant Principals, Principals, Superintendents.

Click HERE for the link to the slide deck.

Speakers
avatar for Jess Kuemmerlin

Jess Kuemmerlin

Mindset Mentor - Learning Innovation Coach, Shekou International School
Hi, my name is Jess and I help leaders become better leaders. I have been teaching overseas for 12 years and have had the opportunity to work at three amazing schools in two different continents in various roles as teacher, team leader, coach, and administrator. Through the challenges... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N211/212

10:05am

The 7 essential elements of digital transformation
As a Google, Apple and Microsoft professional development partner, we have discovered that all three companies agree that there are the 7 essential elements that need to be considered when developing a school / district technology plan.

This session will go beyond the usual devices, infrastructure, and PD discussion and unpack these 7 elements and how schools can use the transformation road map developed by Google to set and achieve goals for improvement in each of these 7 areas.

Participants will receive survey tools, decision making and goal setting frameworks that they can take back to school as part of this session. 

Speakers
avatar for Mike Reading

Mike Reading

Founder and Lead Trainer, Using Technology Better
Hi I'm the founder and lead trainer at Using Technology Better. I am a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, and a Microsoft Learning Consultant. UTB is a Google, Apple, and Microsoft PD partner organisation that works extensively throughout the world helping schools use technology... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

10:05am

Innovation in Practice: Prototyping Flexible Learning Environments for Schools of the Future
Personalized Learning, Flexible Learning Environments and 21st Century Learning are popular buzzwords in education circles. But how do we truly creates spaces that support today’s learners? And how do we future proof our schools? In this session, Dr. Chip Kimball, Superintendent of Singapore American School, and Isaac Williams, Design Principal at Fielding Nair International will share the story of SAS’s journey to create flexible learning environments that align with SAS’s pedagogical goals for personalized, inquiry driven learning experiences. Chip and Isaac will share the opportunities for enduring, systemic change that new learning space creates, and some of the more difficult lessons that will inform the work of schools as they consider facility improvements that align with current teaching practices. Come learn about exciting “Pathfinder” project as well as the SAS facility master plan from one of the most reputable schools in the world.  

Speakers
avatar for Isaac 	Williams

Isaac Williams

Design Director and Principal, Singapore American School
Isaac is a Design Director and Principal with Fielding Nair International, a global architecture practice focused on the design of learning environments. He is currently stationed in Singapore to assist Singapore American School as it contemplates the renewal of its campus. Isaac... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N107

10:05am

Library Design/Redesign when Considering the Third Space
School libraries are multipurpose spaces that are a center of student life, incorporating socialization, filming, language learning, events, professional development, group collaboration, community usage, literacy, technology, and more.  In this workshop, we will discuss things to consider when designing and redesigning this multi-faceted space, and also look at pitfalls we have discovered on our own design and renovation journey.

As educators, librarians, and designers, it is of utmost importance to create learning environments that are inspiring and purposeful. A structure to get started, and specific ideas to maximize space usage, plus innovations we are loving, will be shared. Many schools in the region are in the process of renovation and redesign; this workshop aims to lend a helping hand to the design, or redesign, process. 

Speakers
avatar for Meg Parry

Meg Parry

Teacher/Librarian, International School Manila
Having the fortunate life of being an international educator for over 20 years, I have seen many things change in educational policy, practice and design. With a background in classroom teaching, and as a teacher/librarian, I have been part of a design journey as our school has totally... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N210

10:05am

Textosaurus: In Our Digital World Is There A Future For The Traditional Textbook?
This proposed workshop cuts across multiple disciplines and tackles the timely subject of the future of the textbook. An enduring staple of higher education, there is so much talk today about textbooks: the skyrocketing cost, the seemingly endless stream of new editions, the wide variety of formats and delivery options, expensive online enhancements, open source alternatives, and so on. Much of the dialogue is focused on the prohibitive expense faced by students, and rightly so. One study showed that textbook costs have risen over 800 percent since 1978, and another found that some seventy percent of students have not been buying all or even any of the required textbooks because they simply could not afford them. But there needs to be more than just cost involved in the discussion about textbooks. In a time when vast swaths of recorded human history and culture are being digitized and made available on demand, literally in the palm of one’s hand, is there really a need or a future for these bulky general topic surveys? Might there not be a better ways to condense a broad topic and more effectively present it? Or do we need to move away from general surveys entirely and focus instead on giving students the tools they need to sort out so much information that is now available at their fingertips? This presentation will explore the current state of the textbook and the future and touch on the provocative topic as to whether textbooks are really of value to a student or are they an expensive crutch that provides professors with a “course in a box” paid for by students.

Thomas Labe is the founder and CEO of Vertext Publishing, a company that will begin distribution of purely online teaching materials of the highest caliber on December 31, 2018. The format will be a unique one, allowing institutions to subscribe for a nominal annual fee and provide the resources absolutely free to all faculty and students. The materials will be continually updated, completely eliminating the need for new editions.

Full biography can be found at

http://thomaslabe.com/

A graphic for the presentation can be found at:
http://thomaslabe.com/21st-Century-Learning-2019/Textosaurus.jpg 

Speakers
TL

Thomas Labe

CEO, Vertext Publishing


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

10:05am

A Maker Mindset - Tools to Navigate an Automated World
Education has been identified as ripe for disruption with machines primed to deliver content, skills and knowledge, and personalizing learning far more effectively than any human ever can. With the adoption of AI already underway in education we are forced as educators to re-examine our role as teachers within the classroom. What value can we still provide? How can we help our learners to prepare themselves for this age of rapid change and disruption?

Over the last five years we have seen a growing interest in the ways in which a maker mindset can help students to develop the vital human capabilities that will be essential for success in an increasingly automated world. This presentation will discuss the capabilities of curiosity, entrepreneurship, adaptability, resilience and empathy and provide real examples of how these can be nurtured through building a maker culture in school.

Speakers
avatar for Ross, Stewart

Ross, Stewart

Teacher of Design and Technology, WIS
Stewart Ross is a Design and Technology teacher at West Island School in Hong Kong, a senior examiner and examination author for IB and is published by Harper Collins. He teaches product and graphic design and is a specialist in CAD, VR and AR. Stewart is passionate about authentic... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N209

10:05am

Avenues: The World School- Avenues World Elements Mastery Academy - A School of Different Thought
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.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Torris

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 →



Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N205

10:05am

Bring Literacy to Life
How can we ensure that our students are learning the literacy concepts we are teaching? Students need to be engaged and do. For far too long, children are asked to complete literacy tasks in traditional ways. As a Grade 3 team, we are using technology to give students an opportunity to bring their reading to life! We will be highlighting different apps and methods for children to communicate their ideas and thinking after they read.

What can we do with the finished product?
1. Share it school wide.
2. Share it with each other.
3. Critique and give feedback to each other. 

Speakers
avatar for Candice Anders

Candice Anders

Grade 3 Teacher, Lead teacher of ES, American International School
avatar for Sophie Oostendorp

Sophie Oostendorp

Grade 3 Teacher & Curriculum Coach, American International School Hong Kong
I am a grade 3 teacher and curriculum coach at the American International School of Hong Kong. I am currently in my 11th year of teaching. I worked at the American School of the Hague and the American School of Kuwait prior to my current job.
avatar for Allen	Lee

Allen Lee

Grade 3 Teacher, American International School



Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N109

10:05am

Drones for Good
This session, led by students, focuses on the nuts and bolts of drones and 21st Century literacy. The American International School of Guangzhou Drone Club started with four students in 2015. This year, 54 students participate in weekly activities such as filming, racing and  building drones. This session will focus on how to start a club - what you need, guidelines, photography, racing and community service. We will also share our solution to legally "fly under the radar".

Speakers
P

Parker Lawson

American International School Guangzhou
avatar for David	Navis

David Navis

Innovation and Design Thinking, American International School of Guangzhou
I am the Innovation and Design Thinking teacher and coach for Middle School at the American International School in Guangzhou China. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator. I love pushing the envelope, thinking outside the box. I sponsor the Drone and STEAM clubs at school. My hobbies... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N106

10:05am

From Vision To Reality
At Selwyn Ridge we love to put the ‘A' in steam.  We see the performing arts as a rich vehicle for growing  minds, hearts and toolboxes with our learners.  

The arts provide the creative and innovative glue that connects our vision “Kia Hoka Hoka Kahurangi…Soaring High" to our practice.

This workshop will demonstrate the power of infusing the arts throughout the curriculum and their role in exploring and presenting significant themes and ideas in an authentic and motivating context.

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Healy

Tanya Healy

`Deputy Principal, Selwyn Ridge Primary School
I love to speak Spanish at any opportunity.
avatar for Craig Price

Craig Price

Principal, Selwyn Ridge Primary School


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N108

11:05am

Break
Saturday March 9, 2019 11:05am - 11:30am
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

11:35am

Creating a Culture of Innovation
Creating a Culture of Innovation
Dulwich College International (“DCI”) champions a culture of innovation by promoting, fostering and recognizing innovative approaches to learning, through the use of technology. The Pioneering Spirit Programme incorporates a grant award to fund action research projects which develop pedagogy, curriculum and/or learning environments utilizing new technologies, delivery methods, or tools that reimagine learning. This session will give you an insight into the benefits of the programme including;
Eligibility, selection criteria, action research based application, and review process
Case studies to demonstrate how projects have improved student success and prompted students to further develop vital digital and 21stCentury skills 
“One College, Many Campuses” – Promoting ‘Collaborative Action Research Teams’ and community partnership linking schools with businesses and/or universities
Expansion of the program to include student projects based on entrepreneurship

Speakers
avatar for Staci Kalmbacher

Staci Kalmbacher

Group Head of EdTech, Dulwich College International


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 11:35am
N205

11:35am

Improv Theatre Applied to Education
In this presentation, we will learn how to apply Improv Theatre to our lessons and teaching style by focusing on three aspects:
- How to implement the principles of Improv (creativity, quick responses, problem-solving, team work, goal oriented choices, etc) when designing our lesson plans,
- How to effectively deliver a class that intertwines curricular goals, technology and kinaesthetic techniques that address different types of learners,
-How to embrace the skills acquired by the practice of Improv Theatre to become better educators.

This is applicable to all educators



Speakers
avatar for Silvia	Perdiguero

Silvia Perdiguero

Affiliated High School of Peking University
Silvia_perdiguero@hotmail.com


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N202/203

11:35am

Build Micro:bit Games
BBC Micro:bit empowers students to create all sorts of interesting projects and creations. In this session attendees will get to create and code games using Micro:bit that use the various sensors in the devices as well as the display. Educators will be able to expand current coding practices to physical games as well as learn how Micro:bit can tie to the new Scratch 3.0 to interact with creations on the screen.

- Explore the different sensors in a Micro:bit including the accelerometer to track how the device is being moved.
- Learn how students can make simple games that they can code themselves and play with others.
- Build with the new link in Scratch 3.0 to control control student made Scratch programs.

This session is suitable for Primary and Middle Years Educators interested in exploring physical computing and making. No previous experience with Micro:bit is required but an interest in simple block based coding would be a benefit.
 

Speakers
avatar for Stu Lowe

Stu Lowe

Learning Technology Specialist, Beacon Hill School
I am passionate about students using technology to create amazing things. I have worked with schools at every level to help them integrate technology with some of our younger learners. I am a maker, app developer and speaker on all areas of edtech and Maker Centred Learning.


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N109

11:35am

Measuring Learning
Description:
From classroom to district-wide system, there is a growing need to measure learning. Schools typically have sophisticated protocols and tools for assessment, curriculum, and lesson planning, but many are still looking for ways understand data collected through these tools. This workshop is geared towards academic and non-academic leaders who are interested in big data and analytics for all aspects of school operations. We’ll be looking at the basics and methodologies of using PowerBI, a free business intelligence tool by Microsoft, to complement and assist with the data informed/driven dialogue for the improvement of teaching and learning. 

Outline:
  1. Measure learning introduction (5 mins)
  2. SIS and data flow (10 mins)
  3. Using PowerBI (45 mins)
    1. Independent (free desktop version)
    2. Live connection to database systems (requires SSRS license) 
    3. Link to data driven/informed dialogue 


Speakers
avatar for Jakin Lam

Jakin Lam

Tech Integrator, Yew Chung Education Foundation



Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N107

11:35am

Technology in the Early Years; How to Authentically Integrate and Use Technology to Stimulate Young Minds
This presentation will look at how technology can be used within an Early Years classroom in an integrative and authentic way to encourage independence, critical thinking and communication. Participants will be given examples of coding, independent inquiry and app smashing using different apps and Seesaw to promote an empowerment of learning. This presentation highlights Early Years students as Digital Natives who are capable and proficient in their ability to use technology as a tool in their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Tupling

Rebecca Tupling

Kindergarten Teacher, Canadian International School Hong Kong


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

11:35am

Being an Impactful Teacher
Should a teacher be a friend or a coach? Should a teacher be an energizer or a disciplinarian? Over time, the consensus has been that the best teachers are a combination of all the above and many more elements. Our work in the field of creating an impact and memorable presence, has led us to conclude that it comes down to two key concepts – Prominence and Gravitas. Prominence is defined as how much or how little you’re noticed, and gravitas is about how much or how little weight, power and authority you speak or act with.

Workshop Objectives:
  • Recognize your own levels of Prominence and Gravitas
  • Discover the right combination of P&G for different situations
  • Apply the concept to your own professional and personal situations and determine the right impact for each situation

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Martinelli

Melanie Martinelli

Co-Founder & Director, The Learning Gym
I'm a specialist in Learning Solutions and passionate about researching and implementing latest and most relevant trends in the L&D industry. A learning professional at heart and an entrepreneur in my mindset, I just started a new venture along with two like-minded friends and colleagues... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N211/212

11:35am

Building School
Speakers
avatar for Jessica  Hale

Jessica Hale

Director of Learning and Innovation, Oasis International School - Kuala Lumpur
Jessica currently serves as the Director of Learning and Innovation for the establishment of Oasis International School of Kuala Lumpur. For more than 15 years, Jessica has worked with international schools in Asia. Her experience spans from classroom teacher to overseeing whole school... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N105

11:35am

Where Form Meets Function: Designing Space for Transformational Learning
As our school enrolment grows so too does our need for space. Like many, our entire community set about planning for and designing a new facility, taking into account provisions of transgressing the boundaries of ministry designated floor plans and requirements. We wanted to plan our space absent the per student allotments and build something that would reflect our determination to create more experience-based learning. Thus began a journey, in which we needed to determine what practices we had that reflected our ideals and what practices remained aspirational, about which we still needed to be mindful.

Our journey has included bottom-up intervention strategies to engage students, parents and teachers together in professional learning capacities with the intent of expanding opportunities for students and parents to become active participants in shaping their learning spaces and communities. We have expanded opportunities for students and parents to participate by offering ideas and sharing concerns.

This session will explore the ongoing tension between existing practices and expectations, aspirational practices and expectations, and designing spaces to meet both. Moreover, we will ask participants to work through some of the same exercises we asked of ourselves and our team to understand how space can shape practices and how practices can shape spaces.

 

Speakers
avatar for Keren Frayman

Keren Frayman

Head of Pedagogy, Meitarim - Branco Weiss
avatar for Steve	Kutno

Steve Kutno

Principal Consultant, Intentional Matters, LLC
I work with the people who serve and are served by school systems to support their efforts in defining aspirations and developing plans for achieving them.



Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N206/207

11:35am

Supporting the writing process using technology
This session will be an introduction to a range of tech tools to support the writing process - prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing.
We will focus on how technology can support students struggling with writing to tell us what they know, what they have learnt and what they feel - not only using ‘traditional writing’ frameworks that incorporate tools such as word prediction, speech recognition, spelling and vocabulary support, but also via the use of audio and video, the use of cloud based options.
Participants will have an increased understanding of the options available in supporting writing using technology.

Speakers
avatar for Greg  O’Connor

Greg O’Connor

AsiaPac EdTech Manager, Texthelp
Greg has been actively involved in supporting the learning of students with diverse learning needs for over 30 years. During this time he has worked as a classroom teacher, school executive, consultant, regional manager with the New South Wales Department of Education, Australia... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N110

11:35am

Creating Student Leadership & Work Experience Opportunities in the Digital World
Student panelists will share their success stories, sample work from their student media organizations, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of start-up/program ideas. These same students are providing the video documentation of the keynote presentations in the ballroom. This session will close with a student-led tour of the control room, including hands-on opportunities for participants interested in live-television production using a Tricaster-mini. 

Speakers
avatar for Eric Johnston

Eric Johnston

Teacher of Technological Innovation, Keystone Academy Beijing


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N108

11:35am

Drones for Good
This session, led by students, focuses on the nuts and bolts of drones and 21st Century literacy. The American International School of Guangzhou Drone Club started with four students in 2015. This year, 54 students participate in weekly activities such as filming, racing and  building drones. This session will focus on how to start a club - what you need, guidelines, photography, racing and community service. We will also share our solution to legally "fly under the radar".

Speakers
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David Navis

Innovation and Design Thinking, American International School of Guangzhou
I am the Innovation and Design Thinking teacher and coach for Middle School at the American International School in Guangzhou China. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator. I love pushing the envelope, thinking outside the box. I sponsor the Drone and STEAM clubs at school. My hobbies... Read More →
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Parker Lawson

American International School Guangzhou


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N106

11:35am

How to Design a Hackathon
Join this session to learn how to create your own hackathon. This session will cover the planning process, best practices and examples of hackathons that we've run at the IDEAS Hub for the K-12 environment. 

Speakers
avatar for Colin	Peter

Colin Peter

IDEAS Hub Technical Manager, United World College of South East Asia
As Technical Manager of the IDEAS Hub, Colin has been privileged to create many innovative programs from U18 hackathons to soft robotics workshops. An engineer by training and Maker by vocation, he has participated in growing the nascent Maker movement in Singapore. Having been involved... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

11:35am

The Pen is mightier than...
Does a grade three student need a laptop? Ten years ago, they were our only choice. A year and a half ago, teachers asked us why we use them instead of other devices? Based on dialogue with them and school leaders, we created sandboxes where everyone could get in and play. Using iPad pros & Apple Pencils, students and teachers alike took photos, sketched, marked-up worksheets, and wrote notes. We saw an increase of mobility and a rise in tactile learning. Students handled objects then photographed them. They jumped between pages, stretched text, manipulated objects, and drew Chinese characters. We found that the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil delivered more by design and intent than our MacBooks. If you are a flexible learner who is open to new ideas, please join us. We will deliver a blueprint of how we changed the status quo. We promise to push comfort zones, go hands-on, and reflect on our areas for growth. 

Speakers
avatar for Martin Leicht

Martin Leicht

Director of Educational Technology, HKIS
Schoolwide ETS (TT)
avatar for Andrew	Harnett

Andrew Harnett

Teacher, Hong Kong International School
Andrew Harnett is an international educator, presenter, Google Certified Teacher and Google for Education Trainer. He has worked across Asia for the past 11 years, teaching at 4 different schools with varying degrees of technology use. He is a passionate educator, focussing on the... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

11:35am

Building Community in small chunks of time
As a specialist teacher I don't get to see the kids very often, but I often have a very good community feeling within my room. Here are 10 (maybe more!) strategies that I have used in my upper Primary and Secondary classes to build community in the short time that I do get to see the students.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Hollingshead

Mandy Hollingshead

Music Teacher, American School Hong Kong


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N210

11:35am

Social-Emotional Learning in International Schools
Moderators
avatar for Michael Boll

Michael Boll

Director of Learning & PD, 21st Century Learning international
Michael is a passionate educator who loves helping students, educators and parents to harness the transformative powers of technology. He is also the co-founder and former board chair of an inclusive preschool, SHINE Academy, a regular Podcaster and a highly experienced Technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Collard

Mark Collard

Playmeo
Mark Collard is an experiential trainer, speaker & author. As founder of playmeo, he is best known for developing the world's largest online database of group games & activities. He is passionate about helping groups discover the value of connecting before content. Schools engage... Read More →
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Dr. Mariana Brussoni

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia in Canada
Dr. Mariana Brussoni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She is an investigator with the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the British... Read More →
avatar for Dana Kerford

Dana Kerford

Founder, URSTRONG
Dana is a Teacher, Friendship Expert, and the Founder of URSTRONG. Pop by our table or come say, "Hi!" Would love to meet you!
avatar for Justin	Robinson

Justin Robinson

Director of the Institute of Positive Education (IPE), Geelong Grammar School
I am passionate about nurturing student and staff wellbeing and enabling schools to become flourishing communities. For the past ten years, our team at Geelong Grammar School have been implementing and sustaining Positive Education. For the past years, our Institute has been supporting... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N201

11:35am

Innovative Leadership for 21C
INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR 21C
We live in a world of rapid change and all sorts of problems, from rising socio-economic inequality to terrorism, environmental challenges to mental illness and lack of wellbeing across all areas of society. These things affect everyone in our schools, from students through to school leaders and sadly we have large numbers of teachers leaving schools to seek happiness elsewhere.

Innovative, authentic leadership is a must for schools to be places of vision, learning, growth, goodness, creativity and ingenuity that prepare our young for their futures.

This session will outline:
• The secrets to 21C Leadership for women and men
• How to create high performance innovative teams
• How to embrace disruption, innovation and change at your school

Speakers
avatar for Maxine Driscoll

Maxine Driscoll

Founder & Visionary, Think Strategic for Schools
Maxine Driscoll is an award-winning educator, leadership expert, author, international speaker, entrepreneur, consultant and leadership coach who draws on outstanding leadership experience in Australia and internationally. She has held leadership positions in international, independent... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N209

12:00pm

Lunch Begins
Saturday March 9, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

12:50pm

Transition Time
Saturday March 9, 2019 12:50pm - 1:10pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

1:35pm

Seesaw your Chinese Classroom - Making Learning Visible
Overview Workshop Description:

How do we know students are learning? Do you understand what your students know and what they don’t? How do you adjust your instruction to better meet students’ needs? How do parents keep track of their child’s learning progress? In this session, the workshop facilitator will introduce Seesaw as a platform and share several ways teachers can use Seesaw in the classroom to encourage children’s thinking. This session focuses on how to use image, text, video, audio to making students thinking visible as well as reflect on and journal their own learning.

In this session, participants will:
Learn how to use Seesaw on the iPad or Laptop
Create some learning activities for students using Seesaw
Use Seesaw to enhance students’ reading, writing and speaking in Chinese.
Learn how to share with parents

Participants are encouraged to sign up from Seesaw and bring iPads or laptop to the session. A small number of iPads will be available for participants to use during the session. 

Speakers
avatar for Vivi Peng

Vivi Peng

Chinese Teacher, Chinese International School
Ms. Peng received her M.A. in Linguistics from the California State University, Fullerton and her B.A. from Fu Jen University, Taiwan.


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N110

1:35pm

How to cultivate design thinking use a small budget
In this presentation will include how to cultivate design thinking use a small budget, task analysis of the project-based learning and team collaboration for the PBL tasks. 

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Liu

Jerry Liu

Design Technology, Beijing City International School


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

1:35pm

Communicating Learning in the Elementary
Communicating with parents is often a second tier priority for many teachers behind a viable curriculum, but enhanced communication between classroom teachers and parents has a distinct correlation to GPA improvement and developing a growth mindset of learning. 

This session is for systems administrators and classroom teachers that want to improve communication lines between our biggest supporters of learning by leveraging tools such as Learning Management Systems and microblogging platforms such as Class Dojo and Seesaw along with analysis of overlapping feature sets of each. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore these tools through hands on activities, learn from user testimonials, and leave with an archive of resources on a Google site to take with them back to their school to help train faculty towards better practices of communicating with parents in their school.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Johnston

Gary Johnston

Technology Coach Schoology Administrator, Korea International School
Gary is a technology integrationist, systems administrator and former COETAIL graduate who has worked in Asia for 17 years in Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea. He started his career as a middle school math and science teacher but soon came to learn the potential of transformational... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N108

1:35pm

Empowering Student Voice through EdTech Apps
Student voice positions students as the agent of change. It opposes depersonalized, standardized and homogenized educational experiences as it begins and ends with the thoughts, feelings, visions and actions of the student themselves. In the era of modernization and innovation, integrating technology in the classroom provides tremendous effects on education empowering student voice. Through various education technology applications, learning has been evolving and surpassing the boundaries of the walls of each classrooms.

Educators in K-12 have been gearing up their skills and competencies by utilizing programs and applications in their teaching. In empowering student voice, which I believe should be at the core, as we move to being a student-centered learner, I integrate these various Edtech apps apps in my curriculum. These can be downloaded for free or at a minimal cost by both students and teachers, not to mention the parents as well.

Speakers
avatar for Raymond Mitchel Africa

Raymond Mitchel Africa

Science & Design Educator, Manila Xiamen International School
Bett Asia 2017 Leadership Awardee. Nominated as EduTech Asia's Best K-12 Educator of the Year. Certified TEFL Instructor and an ESL teacher. Currently working in an international school in China as Middle School Science and Design Teacher. CAS Coordinator and MYP Personal Project... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N205

1:35pm

Project-Based Learning with Micro:bit
Through this presentation, I will be talking about the advantages and disadvantages of using micro:bit (as well as other circuit boards) for project-based learning experiences for MYP students. Participants will have the opportunity to try out projects we use in my classroom and we will brainstorm potential interdisciplinary connections with other subjects.

Speakers
avatar for Isabella Liu

Isabella Liu

Secondary Science Teacher, Victoria Shanghai Academy



Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

1:35pm

Transformation and Tips: How Micro Flips Can Lead to Major Change
On good days, Flipped Learning can basically buy time for you to lead, connect with, and learn with your students.  On bad days, it can be painful for students and the teacher.

The good news is that nearly all devices now allow you to buy time without spending a dime. Yet, it can be costly if poorly implemented. Unlike light switches, classrooms do not need to be ‘flipped’ either ‘on’ or ‘off’. You can start small.

I took two courses from Jon Bergmann, who coined the term 'Flipped Learning'. I am excited to share the best of what I learned and my experience in “real world” application.

In one hour, I will help you with tips for success, things to avoid, a list of tools, and practice using select tools to start your journey. It is not about the tech, but connecting with students.

For the best experience, bring digital or physical resources for an upcoming unit as we can make a video which you can use to help your students next week in your class. 

Speakers
avatar for Ken Morrison

Ken Morrison

K-12 Technology Integrationist, Raffles American School
I love to teach. I love to learn. I love to share. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator who might spend a bit too much money and time coming to conferences to learn from my awesome peers.Let me know if I can help you or if we can connect our students in meaningful ways.



Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1:35pm

Building Your International Educator Brand (A.K.A. How will I get my next job?)
Teachers and administrators in the international school market are discovering that a digital footprint is becoming more and more important in securing employment. This session is designed to help attendees create and nurture their brand. We will discuss different social media platforms and how they can be used to brand yourself as an international educator. Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook will all be discussed as well as the basics of building an online portfolio with Blogger or Google Sites.

Participates will begin to build an online portfolio and start a PLN through a social media platform they choose.

Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Tim Bray

Tim Bray

Director of EdTech, Cheongna Dalton School | GEG Seoul
TS Bray is a passionate educator with twenty-one years of experience in education; nineteen of those years have been overseas. He has been an English teacher, Dean of Students, EdTech Coach, Headmaster, and Director of EdTech in a variety of international schools.


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N210

1:35pm

How to bring immersive and emerging technology into your classroom
Speakers
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N202/203

1:35pm

Innovation in Education: What's Next?
Moderators
avatar for Dana Watts

Dana Watts

Director of Innovation, 21st Century Learning International
This June, I will join International School Services (ISS) as the Director of Research and Development for School Management. My responsibilities will include developing and strengthening ISS’s school startup and management quality assurance through research of best practice. I... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N201

1:35pm

Taking Service Learning to a Global Scale
Service Learning is always a key component of a school’s curriculum. Juan Pablo began his own service project giving back to his community in Jocotenango, Guatemala; when he began tutoring children out of his parents’ garage. A passion/service project has now evolved into a full-on accredited school with a self-sustaining campus.


Join CNN Hero Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes, as he shares how he empowers the student body to create their own initiatives that sustain their school and teach entrepreneurial skills.   Learn how ‘Los Patojos’ run their own bakery, travel agency, agriculture program and performing arts studio.  Learn how Juan Pablo has made global connections by bringing his students to the forefront and at the same time, creating future global contributors who are inspired to change the world.


Participants in this workshop will learn strategies to begin service initiatives in their own schools as well as learn great ways to give those projects voice. They will also learn how to interact with Juan Pablo’s school’s programs and get involved in his charitable foundation.

https://www.justworldinternational.org/project-partners/los-patojos/

Speakers
avatar for Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes

Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes

Teacher, Los Patojos, Sueños e Ideas en Acción


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N105

1:35pm

Library as an Innovative Learning Environment
Library as a heart for collaboration, innovation, inquiry and reflection
International Schools often have well resourced  libraries with fantastic collection of books, magazines and online materials. Still, they are often used quite one-dimensionally, focusing only on reading and storing information. How to bring your library into the heart of all learning, encouraging collaboration and innovation, inquiry and reflection? How to make your library ‘the place to be’ in your school? Learning through some examples and experiences from around the world, we will explore how your school can activate your  library to really be at the heart of everything you do. 

Speakers
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Maija Eriika Ruokanen

Senior Education Consultant, Fielding Nair International



Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N211/212

1:35pm

The Presence of Fiction and Nonfiction to Promote Inquiry
In classrooms where inquiry thrives, literature is a primary resource as well as a teaching partner, informant, and question poser. Literature naturally triggers readers’ questions because of its interesting topics, intriguing language, and captivating illustrations. Discover how to spark wonderings through books that generate inquiry so that students can be problem-posers and engage in design thinking.   

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi Giorgis, Ph.D.

Cyndi Giorgis, Ph.D.

Professor, Children's Literature and Literacy Education, Arizona State University
I am passionate about the role that children's and young adult literature plays in the classroom particularly related to reader response that results in design thinking and inquiry.



Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N206/207

1:35pm

Flippin' Over Classroom Walls
Why limit your students to within your classroom walls? In this presentation, Sean will explore not only the incredible world of Flipgrid, but how it can also be used to breakdown your classroom walls. He will also look at various ways that it can help enhance your students' experiences for other global collaborations, lessons, virtual field trips, and projects in general.

Join Sean to have some Flippin' fun and make some global connections to help get your future projects up and running! This session will hopefully have you leave eager to break down those walls and with resources and connections to start doing so!

Whether you are attending or can't make it, you can access Sean's Wakelet (Presentation, projects, area for sharing) page HERE!

Speakers
avatar for Sean Forde

Sean Forde

K-5 EdTech Coach, Chadwick International School
Sean Forde, is the VS Tech Integration Coach at Chadwick International. Prior to his time at CI, he has also taught K-5 STEAM at the American School of Milan in Italy. He found his love for tech integration and global collaborations while teaching G1 and G2 in the remote Alaskan village... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N209

1:35pm

Positive Education – 10 Hopeful Thoughts
Geelong Grammar School (GGS) has been implementing and sustaining Positive Education for the past ten years. It has been a fascinating journey that has provided many lessons to the team of educators dedicated to pioneering this whole-school approach to wellbeing.

Justin Robinson was a Head of House at GGS back in 2008 when the staff and students were first introduced to the key tenets of positive psychology. Since this time, Justin has held the role of the Head of the Positive Education department for four years and has been the founding Director of the Institute of Positive Education for the past five years. These roles have enabled Justin to have significant personal experience in implementing wellbeing initiatives, supporting whole-school change, and assisting hundreds of schools around Australia and internationally to place wellbeing at the heart of education.

In this workshop, Justin will draw upon his insights from the successes and mistakes of the past ten years of Positive Education and share 10 Hopeful thoughts for the field of Positive Education as it looks forward to its next ten years. Delegates will be able to take away key ideas that will assist their school with their ongoing commitment to student and staff wellbeing.

Speakers
avatar for Justin	Robinson

Justin Robinson

Director of the Institute of Positive Education (IPE), Geelong Grammar School
I am passionate about nurturing student and staff wellbeing and enabling schools to become flourishing communities. For the past ten years, our team at Geelong Grammar School have been implementing and sustaining Positive Education. For the past years, our Institute has been supporting... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N107

1:35pm

Can teachers be agents of change?



Speakers
avatar for Resham Premchand

Resham Premchand

Grade 5 Teacher, Japanese International School
Love playing with ideas and possibilities. Educator, IB WSL and Site Evaluator, WASC Evaluator, and an avid advocate for thinking outside the box. In this conference, sharing my journey as a Teacher Leader in my school, research-based work for my M.Ed. Open to learning about students... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N106

2:00pm

Lunch Ends
Saturday March 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

2:35pm

Transition Time
Saturday March 9, 2019 2:35pm - 2:45pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

2:45pm

Students at the Heart of School Transformation
Students at the Heart of Transformation

Does student leadership play a role in school transformation?

After five years partnering with Malaysian public schools to drive school transformation, it became clear that students need to be at the heart of changes in teaching and learning. Providing 21st Century teaching and learning requires practitioners who understand student leadership skills and can integrate the development of such skills into daily learning both inside and outside the classroom. We created tools and enabled teachers to develop their skills alongside the students through hands on implementation. We wanted teachers and students to experience the leadership journey together. While the support was structured, the focus was on teacher and student empowerment, innovation and partnership. This project helped to encourage teachers to overcome their own beliefs about the role students play in driving sustainable transformation.

The student leadership project focused on:

• Identifying a core set of student leadership competencies
• Developing a framework for developing skills
• Facilitating continuous student self-reflection
• Developing strategies to integrate leadership skills into curriculum
• Measuring and evaluating the development of student leadership skills

Join us to find out what we learned and how we are integrating these learnings into our current practices. 

Speakers
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Emily Due

Senior Specialists, Programme Design and Development, LeapEd Services
JM

Judy Meiners

Specialist Programme Developer, LeapEd Services


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N106

2:45pm

Learning and Teaching Chinese Through Wechat
•        如何利用微信软件教与学
• Teaching and Learning with Wechat
• 搭配教学主题,介绍简单易学的手机软件完成不同的课堂活动及教学设计
•        The Appropriate Application of Technology in Teaching Design 

Speakers
avatar for Yi	Niu

Yi Niu

MYP/DP Chinese Teacher, Chinese International School
TeacherpreneurCo-author of MYP Language and Literature and School Safety Education MYP/DP Chinese TeacherHK Outstanding Youth Teacher AwardeeAsia International Innovative Invention Gold Award Winner教师企业家《MYP... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N110

2:45pm

Digital Citizenship through Music History
A step-by-step guide to introducing digital citizenship through a unit of study on music history. Participants will work through one model of how to introduce and reinforce copyright and fair use to students as they work through questions on a research template on the Baroque Period of Music. Other concepts introduced and reinforced include teacher dashboard, footnotes, bibliography, giving credit, searching for photographs, videos and quotes that are copyright free, inserting photos and videos into a slides presentation, and the use of google explore. The final product is a slides presentation on the Baroque Period of music, including photos and video clips.

Slides from this presentation is available here.

Speakers
avatar for Akio Iida

Akio Iida

Learning Innovation Coach, Chinese International School
Akio Iida is in his fourth year teaching at Chinese International School, second year as a Learning Innovation Coach. Prior to joining CIS, Akio taught in Seoul and New York. His goal has been to encourage meaningful uses of technology, and giving students ownership over their learning... Read More →
avatar for Forrest	Morr

Forrest Morr

Music Teacher, Chinese International School


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N105

2:45pm

Forty-Eight Things Which Enhance Teacher & Student Creativity: A Co-Creative Workshop Using an Analogue ‘MethodKit’ for Creative Planning Processes
Participants will:
  • Experience a fast-paced, co-creative planning process, which is stylistically different from much traditional departmental planning.
  • Gain exposure to current creativity theory for education, specifically inhibiting and promoting factors.
  • Meet and work intensively with a cross-curricular group
  • Consider different ways of approaching collaborative planning
  • Understand that analogue toolkits are effective planning tools, which induce flow states, promote engagement and produce practical next steps.
  • Experience the joy of co-creativity in a diverse group.


Speakers
avatar for Phil Morgan

Phil Morgan

Director of Creativity, International College Hong Kong (ICHK)
I live for 'Aha'! moments and am interested in the conditions and practices which promote co-creativity. I design tools and processes that enhance our capacity for creative thought. I am also a Lego Serious Play facilitator, a methodology which can be used for group aspirational... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N211/212

2:45pm

STEAM and Computational Thinking in the Early Years
This tactile and tactical approach of balancing the digital with the analog will not only help promote big ideas, creativity, and innovation, but it will also help reshape the perspective of both parents and students when it comes to Edu Tech in the early years, Maker Ed and Design Thinking. We'll look at breaking down misconceptions of what students in the early years can and cannot do when we put the tools & toys in their hands. 

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Garvin

Nicholas Garvin

Elementary Teacher, UWC Thailand International School (Head office)
Hi, I’m Nick!I was born and raised in the USA a little over thirty years ago. More recently, I’ve been living and working in various parts of the world such as South Korea, Vietnam, Mozambique, and Laos. Currently, I’m teaching Kindergarten at United World College Thailand... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

2:45pm

Create Digital books with Pages
Did you know students can share their learning and understanding using drawing and mind map on Pages on iPad and Mac? In this interactive workshop participants will be actively involved in creating their very own book using Pages. They will explore the creative and practical elements of the app using an iPad, as well as some fantastic new features and ideas which make book creation simple and easy for students. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how students can create and share their learning with iPad and MacBook. 

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Hollingshead

Mandy Hollingshead

Music Teacher, American School Hong Kong
avatar for Coby Reynolds

Coby Reynolds

Grade 5 Teacher, The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Coby is a primary school teacher from originally from Australia. He has been working as an international educator for since 2012 in the UAE and now in Hong Kong and has over 10 years of teaching experience.With a passion for education and technology, he completed his Masters of Education... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N109

2:45pm

Getting Hyped for HyperDocs
Hyperdocs? Hyperdocs! Hyperdocs are not merely digital worksheets. Nor are they similar to
WebQuests. Hyperdocs are transformative and interactive online documents (e.g. Google Docs) that replace traditional worksheets. In essence, Hyperdocs are well suited for creating inquiry-based lessons which enable students to learn through the exploration of a topic. They are less about the design, but more about the delivery of the lesson and the content we want our students to learn.

In this session, we will explore the theory behind Hyperdocs and what differentiates Hyperdocs from digital worksheets and WebQuests. Afterwards, participants will deepen their understanding of the seven steps (engage, explore, explain, apply, share, reflect, and extend) that are incorporated in a successful Hyperdoc and gain some insights in which other online educational tools might be useful to include in these steps.

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Emmerink

Ralph Emmerink

Teacher, Xiamen International School
@ralphemmerinkMYP teacher / Xiamen International School



Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

2:45pm

VR/AR Exploration Experience Room
You have heard the buzzwords AR/VR and perhaps even read about their potential for education. However, you don't really understand the potential until you've experienced it. Drop in and experience the learning applications of a VR Technology. HTC Vive and even the Magic Leap are there for you to try with guided support from experts. Access is first come first served and time with devices will be determined by demand. Provided by XR Pioneer 

Speakers
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N202/203

2:45pm

Booksigning with Candy Fleming and Eric Rohmann
An opportunity to meet Eric and Candy and get one of their books signed.

Speakers
CF

Candace Fleming

Children's Author
avatar for Eric Rohmann

Eric Rohmann

Author & Illustrator, Keynote Presenter
Caldecott Medalist, Eric Rohmann, is the author and illustrator of many beloved children's books. He has worked collaboratively as illustrator with award winning authors, including Lois Lowry and conference keynote, Candace Fleming.


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2:45pm

Design Thinking in the Classroom: Empowering Students Through Inquiry and Creative Practices
Learn about the empowering capabilities of modeling and teaching the design thinking process and mindsets to your students. Unleash their creativity and confidence to tackle real world problems and improve real world experiences. Design thinking (DT) is an iterative method and a way of thinking that focuses on human-centered design. This solution-thinking method is ideal for project-based learning and STEM projects because it equips students with the toolkit to generate innovative solutions.

Participants in this session will:
  • Learn about the DT process and its mindsets that empower students to become creative, empathetic problem solvers.
  • Learn about real projects where students used the DT method to bring positive change to people and their community.
  • Learn the process of developing a high-quality DT project.

Speakers
avatar for David Lee

David Lee

Design Innovation Specialist, Singapore American School
I am currently the elementary Design Innovation Specialist at Singapore American School in Singapore. My responsibility at the school is to facilitate educators in integrating STEM subject areas meaningfully and purposefully into their curriculum to increase learner engagement and... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N206/207

2:45pm

Make it Graphic: Digital Design Skills for Students
Do you ever ask your students to share their learning visually (book, poster, digital presentation, etc.) and find that they present disorganized, messy, or poorly designed final products? I know I have certainly been in this situation! 

In this session, you'll learn the benefits of teaching students basic design skills to enhance how they show their learning. We will focus on the CARP design principles, the do's and don'ts of digital design, and learn some amazing apps and websites that will fill your teacher toolbox. The information in this session will apply to all grade levels, but the tools shared would be appropriate for students in upper elementary, middle, and high school.

Speakers
avatar for Tanya LeClair

Tanya LeClair

Elementary School Innovation Coach, American International School of Guangzhou


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N209

2:45pm

STEM: Beyond the Acronym
How can you build a bespoke STEM curriculum that works for your students in your context? How can you utilize student leadership, choice and reflection? What are the keys skills you are aiming to develop and deliver? A helpful guide to building STEM courses, projects and curriculum that ads value to your students and to your school. 

Speakers
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Natalie Stevens

Head of Technology, Dulwich College (Beijing)
Hi i'm Nat, originally from London, currently teaching in Beijing. I am a product design specialist but have taught lots of different design and computer science stands and courses throughout my career. In my current role we have been developing our own design centered curriculum... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N210

2:45pm

Tinkering in the Maker-Centered Classroom
Maker-centered learning is a key component of innovative educational practices, but how do we take our students from making “stuff” to carefully considering design and function in a meaningful way? This workshop will utilize tinkering (taking electronics apart) in the classroom to foster design-thinking skills in our students. Hands-on engagement with the hardware of technology, or tinkering, enables learners to discover how technology works (or doesn’t) and how its parts are connected to wider systems. Participants in this session will get to experience tinkering firsthand and walk away with ideas to help get them started on tinkering in their own classrooms.

This session is for people that are somewhat familiar with the concept of maker education and are looking to expand their understanding and practices through tinkering. These practices are appropriate for all levels of students from early childhood up to high school.

View our presentation here: Tinkering in the Maker-Centered Classroom

Speakers
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Amy Lee

Grade 1 Teacher, American International School of Guangzhou
I currently teach first grade and love all the opportunities to integrate technology tools and apply computational thinking across the curriculum to ignite creative thinking. I would love to talk to people who are familiar with the application Seesaw or ways to document students... Read More →
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Katie Robbins

Grade 3 Teacher, American International School of Guangzhou


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N205

2:45pm

Transforming Math Class
How do you create room for student's opinions, beliefs, and perspectives in a math class and still teach content? It's time to move beyond questions that Siri can answer and let your students delve into real mathematics - explore, build, think, draw, and talk about deep mathematical concepts. Participants will have a chance to experience math in new ways. They will learn how to stop teaching math and instead, start creating space to learn math. 

Speakers


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N108

2:45pm

#DESC: Transforming Your Practice with Social Media
Join me in exploring the power of Twitter and other social media platforms, and how boosting your PLN (Professional Learning Network) can have a direct impact in transforming your practice. We will learn the concept of #DESC (Deprivatize | Empower | Share | Connect) by exploring Twitter and going over how to write a ‘good tweet/micro-blog post’, giving traction to a classroom/school hashtag, and strengthening collaborative relationships through sharing practices.   Note: Come ready to set up a social media account (Twitter, Instagram, WeChat, Snapchat, etc) to get the full session experience!

For session materials, follow me on Twitter @cecigomez_g

Speakers
avatar for Ceci Gomez-Galvez

Ceci Gomez-Galvez

EAL Teacher & Coach, Shekou International School
Ceci is a collaborator, co-teacher and coach who empowers educators to create learning opportunities to suit all language learners' needs. She has been the leader of an ELL support program based on support practices within a sheltered immersion philosophy and the use of differentiation... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N107

3:30pm

Break
Saturday March 9, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

3:55pm

Rethinking risk: Are children too safe for their own good (Closing Keynote)
Examines the evidence around the importance of risky play, what the most common fears are that prevent adults from letting kids do this play, myth-busting around injury statistics and dangers, and strategies for change.


Speakers
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Dr. Mariana Brussoni

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia in Canada
Dr. Mariana Brussoni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She is an investigator with the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the British... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 3:55pm - 4:25pm
N201

4:15pm

Conference Wrap Up & Closing
Saturday March 9, 2019 4:15pm - 4:20pm
N201

4:20pm

Conference Ends
Saturday March 9, 2019 4:20pm - 4:25pm
N201