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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
 

8:15am +07

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 +07
N201

8:30am +07

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

Speakers
avatar for Justin	Robinson

Justin Robinson

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


Friday March 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:10am +07
N201

9:00am +07

Transition Time
Friday March 8, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am +07
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

9:15am +07

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 +07
N109

9:15am +07

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 +07
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

9:15am +07

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 +07
N205

9:15am +07

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 +07
N106

9:15am +07

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 +07
N206/207

9:15am +07

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

Librarians as drivers of change and influencers of innovation in schools.

Leadership is an opt-out activity. All educators, including librarians have the potential to drive change and innovation within their school. Becoming a more effective library leader depends on understanding your personal strengths and inclinations as a leader. 

Based on the Four Frames of Leadership, described by Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal in Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership, this session will provide the opportunity to reflect on your leadership style and understand your personal “frames profile”. 

Participants will consider new perspectives about the future role of libraries and librarians and be encouraged to collaborate on real-world examples of change opportunities and challenges. 

This experiential learning workshop will explore practical strategies for how librarians can exercise constructive influence within their library unit, their library as a whole, and the broader school context, to positively contribute to the future of learning. 

All K-12 educators and administrators are encouraged to attend.


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 +07
N210

9:15am +07

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 +07
N209

9:15am +07

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 +07
N108

9:15am +07

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 +07
N107

10:45am +07

Coffee Break
Friday March 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:15am +07
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

11:15am +07

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 +07
N108

11:15am +07

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

Speakers
avatar for Tony Gravina

Tony Gravina

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



Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm +07
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

11:15am +07

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

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Sylvester

Melanie Sylvester

Grade 4 Lead Teacher, Saigon South International School



Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm +07
N105

11:15am +07

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Lexi Bentley

Lexi Bentley

Grade 2 Teacher, Delia School of Canada



Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm +07
N201

11:15am +07

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 +07
N107

11:15am +07

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

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

Session Description

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

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

Target Audience

School leaders

Speakers
avatar for Liz Cho

Liz Cho

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


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm +07
N106

11:15am +07

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

Speakers
avatar for Hugo Indratno

Hugo Indratno

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

Jane Ross

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



Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm +07
N211/212

11:15am +07

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moderators
avatar for Tanya LeClair

Tanya LeClair

Elementary School Innovation Coach, American International School of Guangzhou

Speakers
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Mark Harrison

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

Nooraine Fazal

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

Renee Boey

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

Lianne Lim

Secondary School Counsellor, Victoria Shanghai Academy



Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm +07
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

11:15am +07

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 +07
N205

11:15am +07

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 +07
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

12:30pm +07

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 +07
N106

12:30pm +07

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Shastiq Khader-Georgi

Shastiq Khader-Georgi

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


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm +07
N206/207

12:30pm +07

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Coby Reynolds

Coby Reynolds

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

Mandy Hollingshead

Music Teacher, American School Hong Kong


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm +07
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

12:30pm +07

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Rankin

Andrew Rankin

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



Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm +07
N108

12:30pm +07

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

Dr. Mariana Brussoni

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


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm +07
N211/212

12:30pm +07

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hibbeln

Michael Hibbeln

Elementary School Principal, Shanghai American School


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm +07
N107

1:45pm +07

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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Manisha	Monga

Manisha Monga

Lead Educational Technology Coach, Dulwich International High School


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm +07
N209

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.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson

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

Brett Morris

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


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm +07
N106

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!

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Galvez

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
N107

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.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Giesbrecht

Kyle Giesbrecht

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



Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm +07
N105

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. 

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 +07
N109

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

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Martinelli

Melanie Martinelli

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

Jacob Erlich

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


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm +07
N201

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

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 +07
N210

2:30pm +07

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Chui

Tracy Chui

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



Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm +07
N107

2:30pm +07

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 +07
N211/212

2:30pm +07

ISTE Certified Educator Information Session
Speakers
JD

Jeff Dungan

Technology Resources Facilitator, Shanghai American School


Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm +07
Registration Area

2:30pm +07

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

Speakers
avatar for Miguel Martinez Gonzales

Miguel Martinez Gonzales

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


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21CLHK pptx

Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm +07
N206/207

3:15pm +07

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Peter Woodhead

Peter Woodhead

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


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm +07
N110

3:15pm +07

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 +07
N105

3:15pm +07

Stopmotion animation to visualise student learning
Speakers

Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm +07
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

3:15pm +07

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 +07
N201

3:15pm +07

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Erlich

Jacob Erlich

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

Melanie Martinelli

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


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm +07
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

3:15pm +07

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

Speakers
CF

Candace Fleming

Children's Author


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm +07
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

3:15pm +07

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

Speakers
avatar for Jason	Prohaska

Jason Prohaska

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


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm +07
N107
 
Saturday, March 9
 

8:45am +07

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


Speakers
FM

Fraser McPhie

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am +07
N108

8:45am +07

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Shastiq Khader-Georgi

Shastiq Khader-Georgi

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am +07
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

8:45am +07

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 +07
N106

8:45am +07

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 +07
N110

8:45am +07

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr Richard Owens

Dr Richard Owens

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am +07
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

8:45am +07

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

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi Giorgis, Ph.D.

Cyndi Giorgis, Ph.D.

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



Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am +07
N209

8:45am +07

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca (Bec) Taylor

Rebecca (Bec) Taylor

ES Cybrarian, International School of Beijing
Over-enthusiastic lover of life, ISB elementary school cybrarian, breastfeeding counselor, insatiable print consumer.Share the love with me:Growing passionate readersIntegrating technology across the curriculumWorking with parentsDigital citizenshipStudent voice



Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am +07
N210

8:45am +07

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 +07
N205

8:45am +07

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

*Bring your iOS or Android device*

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

Speakers
avatar for Gabe Haydu

Gabe Haydu

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am +07
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

8:45am +07

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 +07
N211/212

10:05am +07

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

Speakers
avatar for Maija Eriika Ruokanen

Maija Eriika Ruokanen

Senior Education Consultant, Fielding Nair International



Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am +07
N206/207

10:05am +07

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 →
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​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 +07
N201

10:05am +07

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
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Matt Harris, Ed.D.

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am +07
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

10:05am +07

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
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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 +07
N211/212

10:05am +07

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 +07
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

10:05am +07

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
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Isaac Williams

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am +07
N107

10:05am +07

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 +07
N210

10:05am +07

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Candice Anders

Candice Anders

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

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

Allen Lee

Grade 3 Teacher, American International School



Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am +07
N109

10:05am +07

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Healy

Tanya Healy

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

Principal, Selwyn Ridge Primary School


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am +07
N108

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

Speakers
avatar for Staci Kalmbacher

Staci Kalmbacher

Group Head of EdTech, Dulwich College International


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 11:35am +07
N205

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



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 +07
N202/203

11:35am +07

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Jakin Lam

Jakin Lam

Tech Integrator, Yew Chung Education Foundation



Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07
N107

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.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Tupling

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

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Martinelli

Melanie Martinelli

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07
N211/212

11:35am +07

Building School
Speakers
avatar for Jessica  Hale

Jessica Hale

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07
N105

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. 

Speakers
avatar for Martin Leicht

Martin Leicht

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

Andrew Harnett

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


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

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Hollingshead

Mandy Hollingshead

Music Teacher, American School Hong Kong


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07
N210

11:35am +07

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!
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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 +07
N201

11:35am +07

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 +07
N209

1:35pm +07

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Vivi Peng

Vivi Peng

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm +07
N110
  Chinese Teaching, 1 Hour Workshop

1:35pm +07

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Gary Johnston

Gary Johnston

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm +07
N108

1:35pm +07

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 +07
N210

1:35pm +07

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 +07
N201

1:35pm +07

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

Speakers
avatar for Maija Eriika Ruokanen

Maija Eriika Ruokanen

Senior Education Consultant, Fielding Nair International



Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm +07
N211/212

1:35pm +07

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

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi Giorgis, Ph.D.

Cyndi Giorgis, Ph.D.

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



Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm +07
N206/207

1:35pm +07

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Sean Forde

Sean Forde

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm +07
N209
  Student Voice, 1 Hour Workshop

1:35pm +07

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 +07
N106

2:45pm +07

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 +07
N106

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. 

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Garvin

Nicholas Garvin

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm +07
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
  Early Childhood, 1 Hour Workshop

2:45pm +07

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

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Hollingshead

Mandy Hollingshead

Music Teacher, American School Hong Kong
avatar for Coby Reynolds

Coby Reynolds

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm +07
N109

2:45pm +07

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

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

Speakers
avatar for David Lee

David Lee

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm +07
N206/207

2:45pm +07

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lee

Amy Lee

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

Katie Robbins

Grade 3 Teacher, American International School of Guangzhou


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm +07
N205

2:45pm +07

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

For session materials, follow me on Twitter @cecigomez_g

Speakers
avatar for Ceci	Gomez-Galvez

Ceci Gomez-Galvez

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm +07
N107