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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
 

11:15am

Building a Data Ecology for Data Informed Decision Making
Data is a central facet of contemporary education, yet it has been largely ignored by the educational technology community. Data informed decision making is critical for academics and operations in schools worldwide.

However, most schools don’t have aligned data systems or even understand their own process workflows. We’ll discuss the design and integration proper data systems in school, focusing on overall architecture, specific applications, data warehousing, and data integrity. Further, we’ll explore using those systems to develop operational efficiency and improve academic outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Harris, Ed.D.

Matt Harris, Ed.D.

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


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

11:15am

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
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

11:15am

Why make math digital? To support reading and writing math, and formative assessment opportunities, of course!
This session will explore how web based resources, technology tools and more can support the reading and comprehension of math and STEM content, create and understand math notation in a digital world, and support real time formative assessment strategies . We need to take away the barriers of reading, digital notation, and static assessment, getting in the way of our students being able to understand the underlying concepts of math and engaging in learning math in a digital environment.
Participants will have an increased understanding of supporting students to read, write and express themselves in maths and STEM, in line with their own personal learning needs, and providing formative assessment opportunities. Access to EquatIO, the new Texthelp math tool designed around the well-evidenced principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), will be made available to all participants.

Speakers
avatar for Greg  O’Connor

Greg O’Connor

AsiaPac EdTech Manager, Texthelp
Greg has been actively involved in supporting the learning of students with diverse learning needs for over 30 years. During this time he has worked as a classroom teacher, school executive, consultant, regional manager with the New South Wales Department of Education, Australia... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N209

12:30pm

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
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

12:30pm

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
N108

3:15pm

Reading and technology matters - digital tools to support the literacy needs of our students
Creating learning environments that accommodate, foster and challenge ALL learners, including our EAL students, regardless of the barriers that currently exist for them around the literacy demands of school, is an ever increasing essential requirement for international schools.
During this session we will explore a range of digital tools to support student reading and access to learning content.

Speakers
avatar for Greg  O’Connor

Greg O’Connor

AsiaPac EdTech Manager, Texthelp
Greg has been actively involved in supporting the learning of students with diverse learning needs for over 30 years. During this time he has worked as a classroom teacher, school executive, consultant, regional manager with the New South Wales Department of Education, Australia... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N211/212

3:15pm

Stopmotion animation to visualise student learning
Speakers

Friday March 8, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
 
Saturday, March 9
 

8:45am

Build Micro:bit Games
Speakers
avatar for Stu Lowe

Stu Lowe

Head of EdTech & Making, Beacon Hill School
An educator and leader working for more than a decade in the area of educational technology. Stu is passionate about student driven learning through curiosity and invention. He has worked with K-12 classrooms at every year level and worked as an EdTech Advisor across a foundation... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N107

8:45am

Power of Keynote Presentations
Session Objectives

  1. Learn how to use Keynote for engaging presentations
  2. Take away sleek templates pre-built for you and learn how to modify them for your own purposes
  3. Have fun!

**Required: Must have a Mac with updated Keynote installed for use

Session Description

Are you a Mac user? Do you present in front of an audience (e.g. students, colleagues, parents) and wonder how you can make your presentations more engaging? Are you guilty of using too much text on a single slide and know that it’s bad, but you do it anyway? Come take away some practical tips and tricks to making a presentation engaging.  Let’s talk about C.R.A.P. by Robin Williams (not Patch Adams Robin Williams…!) and how that can really help you enhance the way you perceive design, and therefore, your own presentations.

Target Audience

Teachers, Administrators

Speakers
avatar for Liz Cho

Liz Cho

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N106

11:35am

Build Micro:bit Games
BBC Micro:bit empowers students to create all sorts of interesting projects and creations. In this session attendees will get to create and code games using Micro:bit that use the various sensors in the devices as well as the display. Educators will be able to expand current coding practices to physical games as well as learn how Micro:bit can tie to the new Scratch 3.0 to interact with creations on the screen.

- Explore the different sensors in a Micro:bit including the accelerometer to track how the device is being moved.
- Learn how students can make simple games that they can code themselves and play with others.
- Build with the new link in Scratch 3.0 to control control student made Scratch programs.

This session is suitable for Primary and Middle Years Educators interested in exploring physical computing and making. No previous experience with Micro:bit is required but an interest in simple block based coding would be a benefit.
 

Speakers
avatar for Stu Lowe

Stu Lowe

Head of EdTech & Making, Beacon Hill School
An educator and leader working for more than a decade in the area of educational technology. Stu is passionate about student driven learning through curiosity and invention. He has worked with K-12 classrooms at every year level and worked as an EdTech Advisor across a foundation... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N109

11:35am

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
N107

11:35am

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
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

1:35pm

Empowering Student Voice through EdTech Apps
Student voice positions students as the agent of change. It opposes depersonalized, standardized and homogenized educational experiences as it begins and ends with the thoughts, feelings, visions and actions of the student themselves. In the era of modernization and innovation, integrating technology in the classroom provides tremendous effects on education empowering student voice. Through various education technology applications, learning has been evolving and surpassing the boundaries of the walls of each classrooms.

Educators in K-12 have been gearing up their skills and competencies by utilizing programs and applications in their teaching. In empowering student voice, which I believe should be at the core, as we move to being a student-centered learner, I integrate these various Edtech apps apps in my curriculum. These can be downloaded for free or at a minimal cost by both students and teachers, not to mention the parents as well.

Speakers
avatar for Raymond Mitchel Africa

Raymond Mitchel Africa

Science & Design Educator, Manila Xiamen International School
Bett Asia 2017 Leadership Awardee. Nominated as EduTech Asia's Best K-12 Educator of the Year. Certified TEFL Instructor and an ESL teacher. Currently working in an international school in China as Middle School Science and Design Teacher. CAS Coordinator and MYP Personal Project... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N205

1:35pm

Project-Based Learning with Micro:bit
Through this presentation, I will be talking about the advantages and disadvantages of using micro:bit (as well as other circuit boards) for project-based learning experiences for MYP students. Participants will have the opportunity to try out projects we use in my classroom and we will brainstorm potential interdisciplinary connections with other subjects.

Speakers
avatar for Isabella Liu

Isabella Liu

Secondary Science Teacher, Victoria Shanghai Academy



Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N208 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

1:35pm

Transformation and Tips: How Micro Flips Can Lead to Major Change
On good days, Flipped Learning can basically buy time for you to lead, connect with, and learn with your students.  On bad days, it can be painful for students and the teacher.

The good news is that nearly all devices now allow you to buy time without spending a dime. Yet, it can be costly if poorly implemented. Unlike light switches, classrooms do not need to be ‘flipped’ either ‘on’ or ‘off’. You can start small.

I took two courses from Jon Bergmann, who coined the term 'Flipped Learning'. I am excited to share the best of what I learned and my experience in “real world” application.

In one hour, I will help you with tips for success, things to avoid, a list of tools, and practice using select tools to start your journey. It is not about the tech, but connecting with students.

For the best experience, bring digital or physical resources for an upcoming unit as we can make a video which you can use to help your students next week in your class. 

Speakers
avatar for Ken Morrison

Ken Morrison

K-12 Technology Integrationist, Raffles American School
I love to teach. I love to learn. I love to share. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator who might spend a bit too much money and time coming to conferences to learn from my awesome peers.Let me know if I can help you or if we can connect our students in meaningful ways.



Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2:45pm

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
N109

2:45pm

Getting Hyped for HyperDocs
Hyperdocs? Hyperdocs! Hyperdocs are not merely digital worksheets. Nor are they similar to
WebQuests. Hyperdocs are transformative and interactive online documents (e.g. Google Docs) that replace traditional worksheets. In essence, Hyperdocs are well suited for creating inquiry-based lessons which enable students to learn through the exploration of a topic. They are less about the design, but more about the delivery of the lesson and the content we want our students to learn.

In this session, we will explore the theory behind Hyperdocs and what differentiates Hyperdocs from digital worksheets and WebQuests. Afterwards, participants will deepen their understanding of the seven steps (engage, explore, explain, apply, share, reflect, and extend) that are incorporated in a successful Hyperdoc and gain some insights in which other online educational tools might be useful to include in these steps.

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Emmerink

Ralph Emmerink

Teacher, Xiamen International School
@ralphemmerinkMYP teacher / Xiamen International School



Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N204 2nd Floor, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre