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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Saturday, March 9

11:35am +07

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

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Staci Kalmbacher

Group Head of EdTech, Dulwich College International

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 11:35am +07

11:35am +07

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

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Silvia Perdiguero

Affiliated High School of Peking University

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07

11:35am +07

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.

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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 →

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07

11:35am +07

Measuring Learning
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. 

  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 

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Jakin Lam

Tech Integrator, Yew Chung Education Foundation

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07

11:35am +07

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.

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Rebecca Tupling

Kindergarten Teacher, Canadian International School Hong Kong

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
  Education Technology, 1 Hour Workshop

11:35am +07

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

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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 →

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07

11:35am +07

Building School
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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 +07

11:35am +07

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.


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Keren Frayman

Head of Pedagogy, Meitarim - Branco Weiss
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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 +07

11:35am +07

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.

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Greg O’Connor

AsiaPac EdTech Manager, Texthelp Asia Pacific
Greg has been actively involved in supporting diverse learners across all levels of education for over 30 years. During this time he has worked as a classroom teacher, school executive, education manager, and consultant / technology coach. Currently he is the Educational Technology... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07

11:35am +07

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. 

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Eric Johnston

Teacher of Technological Innovation, Keystone Academy Beijing

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07

11:35am +07

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".

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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 →

Parker Lawson

American International School Guangzhou

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07

11:35am +07

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. 

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

11:35am +07

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. 

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Martin Leicht

Director of Educational Technology, HKIS
Schoolwide ETS (TT)
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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 +07
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

11:35am +07

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.

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Mandy Hollingshead

Music Teacher, American School Hong Kong

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07

11:35am +07

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

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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 +07

2:45pm +07

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 

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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 +07

2:45pm +07

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. 

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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 +07
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
  Early Childhood, 1 Hour Workshop