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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Snapshot Session A [clear filter]
Friday, March 8

1:45pm +07

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

Ryan Yearsley

Sales Manager – Asia, Furnware

Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm +07
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

1:45pm +07

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.

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Manisha Monga

Lead Educational Technology Coach, Dulwich International High School

Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm +07

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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. 

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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 +07

1:45pm +07

Sponsor Presentation
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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 +07
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

1:45pm +07

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.

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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 →
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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 +07

1:45pm +07

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. 

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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 +07
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1:45pm +07

#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!

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Carlos Galvez

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Saigon South 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. Throughout his career ,he's been able to... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm +07

1:45pm +07

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.

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Kyle Giesbrecht

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

Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm +07

1:45pm +07

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. 

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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 +07

1:45pm +07

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.

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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 +07

1:45pm +07

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.

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Mark Barnett

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

Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm +07

1:45pm +07

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. 

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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 +07

1:45pm +07

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 

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Chris Wheeler

International Community School,

Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm +07

1:45pm +07

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

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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 →
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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 +07

1:45pm +07

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


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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 →
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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 +07