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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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Higher Education [clear filter]
Friday, March 8
 

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

9:00am

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

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

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

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
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 →


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

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

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

12:30pm

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

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

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

Digital Literacy 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

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

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

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

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
avatar for Jayson Richardson

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
 
Saturday, March 9
 

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

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

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

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

Leadership / Administration, Los Patojos
Meet CNN Hero Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes.Juan Pablo started Los Patojos (LP) in his parents' house and grew it into a community center and school educating hundreds of students. He is now building an innovative campus with incubation labs, horticulture programs, culinary arts, and more. Hear how he’s shaping the future of Guatemala’s children by... Read More →


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

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

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

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

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
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 →
P

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

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 →
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 →
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

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
Tim Bray has been an educator for 22 years and has worked in 1:1 computing environments for 19 of those years. He is an advocate for the effective and efficient use of technology in learning and teaching.


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

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

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

2:45pm

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
ED

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