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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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Friday, March 8
 

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

Teacher (TLR 4 Makers coordinator), 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

Head of EdTech & Making, Beacon Hill School
An educator and leader working for more than a decade in the area of educational technology. Stu is passionate about student driven learning through curiosity and invention. He has worked with K-12 classrooms at every year level and worked as an EdTech Advisor across a foundation... Read More →


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

Leadership Orientations: Librarians as leaders and drivers of change in Schools/the Library as a platform for innovation
Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Gaspari

Stefanie Gaspari

Director of Library Services, Trinity Grammar School
Stefanie is an eternal optimist, a passionate educator and self-confessed bookworm.An advocate for ‘all things library’, she is curious about big ideas, learning spaces and the future of information in the digital age.Stefanie currently leads a cross-campus library team in designing... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N210

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
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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
 
Saturday, March 9
 

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

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