The 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event in Hong Kong where teachers, staff, and school leaders come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education with thought leaders, technology, and learning experts, and their peers. With over 650 attendees from 33 countries, it is the event of choice for a diverse international audience. The event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner-led workshop sessions, and fun networking opportunities.

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Friday, March 8

9:15am +07

How to interpret the Concept-based curriculum and instruction in the teaching of MYP Chinese course?
Various teaching pedagogies are reviewed including concept-based teaching and learning, which the MYP curriculum is based on. It is believed that the MYP curriculum should be viewed as a framework, and the actual teaching of Chinese in the classroom needs to be well thought in order to help the students achieve mastery of language knowledge and skills, which can support deeper and conceptual thinking and understanding. 

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Yamin Ma

Head of Chinese, Island School
Ms. Yamin Ma is the Head of Chinese at Island School. She received her M. Ed. in Curriculum Design and Instruction from Queen’s University, Canada. Since 1995, she has taught Chinese at I/GCSE, A/AS and IB B levels to students from native/near-native to non-background. Yamin Ma... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am +07

11:15am +07

Planning from MYP LL to DP Language A with coverage of IGCSE 0509
Multi-curriculum pathway is a typical situation in many schools. The transition from  MYP to IB and from IGCSE to IB becomes a crucial challenge in the next few years.  At the same time these curriculums are changing and many schools are also still in the process of adopting the  MYP. This workshop will cover the topic from aspects including vertical and horizontal planning; teaching materials; pedagogy; co-curricular elements etc. The ultimate objective of the workshop is to outline the key elements, skills and topics to be covered across all curriculums for near-native students.  

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Joyce Yang

Head of Chinese at King George V School, King George V School
Ms. Joyce Yang is the Head of Chinese at King George V School. She received Mphil degree in Comparative Literature and Master’s degree in Linguistics and Poetry. She started teaching Chinese in Hong Kong since 2006 and has experience in MYP, IGCSE and IB cross Foreign, Second and... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm +07
  Chinese Teaching, 1 Hour Workshop

2:30pm +07

Effective Use of Teacher’s Instructional Website to Increase Engagement and Access
Due to the insufficient Chinese language instructional resources, many teachers struggle to enrich students’ learning beyond the use of one or two textbooks. Also, parents need to have access to resources so that they could help students learn at home. I created a website to allow my students and parents to access all the instructional resources that I collected over the years. The website is organized by curriculum domains as well as language topics, which provides an overall vision of what Chinese language learning should be in the 21st century. In my previous job as a Chinese language immersion specialist at the Delaware Department of Education, I helped over a dozen teachers create and maintain their teaching websites. In this presentation, I will share with participants all the technic and instructional lessons I learned along the way of creating and using the website to bring the passion out of students’ learning, as well as building connections from school to home, and from classroom to the world. 

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Xiao "Wendy" Liu

Teacher, Coordinator, Tower Hill School
My name is Xiao "Wendy" Liu ( 刘晓). I graduated from Florida State University with a master's degree in Multilingual & Multicultural Education and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park with a concentration on Curriculum and Instruction. Before I came to Tower Hill... Read More →

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

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

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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
Saturday, March 9

8:45am +07

Assessment for Learning Activities in the Chinese Classroom
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Joanne Li

Head of Language B at Discovery College, Discovery College
Ms. Joanne Li is the Head of Language B at Discovery College, ESF. She started her Chinese-teaching journey in several international schools since 2000. She has worked in the Philippines, mainland China, and Hong Kong, and has taught AP and IB (MYP and DP) courses for the past 18... Read More →

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

10:05am +07

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. 

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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
  Chinese Teaching, 1 Hour Workshop

2:45pm +07

Learning and Teaching Chinese Through Wechat
•        如何利用微信软件教与学
• Teaching and Learning with Wechat
• 搭配教学主题,介绍简单易学的手机软件完成不同的课堂活动及教学设计
•        The Appropriate Application of Technology in Teaching Design 

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Yi Niu

MYP/DP Chinese Teacher, Chinese International School
TeacherpreneurCo-author of MYP Language and Literature and School Safety Education MYP/DP Chinese TeacherHK Outstanding Youth Teacher AwardeeAsia International Innovative Invention Gold Award Winner教师企业家《MYP... Read More →

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