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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
 

9:15am

How to bring immersive and emerging technology into your classroom
Speakers
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
N202/203

11:15am

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
N105

11:15am

VR/AR Exploration Experience Room
You have heard the buzzwords AR/VR and perhaps even read about their potential for education. However, you don't really understand the potential until you've experienced it. Drop in and experience the learning applications of a VR Technology. HTC Vive and even the Magic Leap are there for you to try with guided support from experts. Access is first come first served and time with devices will be determined by demand. Provided by XR Pioneer 

Speakers
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N202/203

12:30pm

VR/AR Exploration Experience Room
Speakers
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
N202/203

1:45pm

#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
N107

1:45pm

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
N105

1:45pm

Turning Ideas Into Action: How to Create Your Own Charity Project
In addition to teaching 8th grade at Western Academy of Beijing and serving as the Middle School Service Learning Coordinator, Adam Carter is the Founder and Director of the Cause & Affect Foundation, which delivers direct assistance to people, families and well-run Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) around the world. In this Snapshot presentation, he will provide a concrete step-by-step model teachers can follow in order to launch a successful charity project, including how to fund raise, determine the most effective way of helping, documenting success and spreading word to supporters and donors. Participants  will walk away with the knowledge (and a “how-to” guide) that will prepare them to become effective humanitarians. This model can also be shared with students. 

Speakers
avatar for Adam	Carter

Adam Carter

Teacher & MS Service Learning Director, Western Academy of Beijing
In twenty years of international experience, has traveled, taught, worked and studied in over 100 countries. Combines innovative teaching practices with his passion for social studies and language arts to create a dynamic classroom experience. Specializes in Service Learning and Mindfulness... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N109
 
Saturday, March 9
 

8:45am

Promoting Critical Thinking in the Classroom
Making a Case for Critical Thinking as the Most Important Aspect of Education.

Here is a link to my Google Slides Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LFXdGK2tBzCpkRzjt_vxy0eiKI7JtIDpD00WgQuODHI/edit?usp=sharing 

Speakers
avatar for John Hendrickse

John Hendrickse

ICT Specialist k-12, Delia School of Canada



Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N110

10:05am

How to bring immersive and emerging technology into your classroom
Speakers
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am
N202/203

11:35am

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
N205

1:35pm

Building Your International Educator Brand (A.K.A. How will I get my next job?)
Teachers and administrators in the international school market are discovering that a digital footprint is becoming more and more important in securing employment. This session is designed to help attendees create and nurture their brand. We will discuss different social media platforms and how they can be used to brand yourself as an international educator. Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook will all be discussed as well as the basics of building an online portfolio with Blogger or Google Sites.

Participates will begin to build an online portfolio and start a PLN through a social media platform they choose.

Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Tim Bray

Tim Bray

Director of EdTech, Cheongna Dalton School | GEG Seoul
Tim Bray has been an educator for 22 years and has worked in 1:1 computing environments for 19 of those years. He is an advocate for the effective and efficient use of technology in learning and teaching.


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

1:35pm

How to bring immersive and emerging technology into your classroom
Speakers
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N202/203

1:35pm

Innovation in Education: What's Next?
Moderators
avatar for Dana Watts

Dana Watts

Director of Innovation, 21st Century Learning International
This June, I will join International School Services (ISS) as the Director of Research and Development for School Management. My responsibilities will include developing and strengthening ISS’s school startup and management quality assurance through research of best practice. I... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N201

1:35pm

Taking Service Learning to a Global Scale
Service Learning is always a key component of a school’s curriculum. Juan Pablo began his own service project giving back to his community in Jocotenango, Guatemala; when he began tutoring children out of his parents’ garage. A passion/service project has now evolved into a full-on accredited school with a self-sustaining campus.


Join CNN Hero Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes, as he shares how he empowers the student body to create their own initiatives that sustain their school and teach entrepreneurial skills.   Learn how ‘Los Patojos’ run their own bakery, travel agency, agriculture program and performing arts studio.  Learn how Juan Pablo has made global connections by bringing his students to the forefront and at the same time, creating future global contributors who are inspired to change the world.


Participants in this workshop will learn strategies to begin service initiatives in their own schools as well as learn great ways to give those projects voice. They will also learn how to interact with Juan Pablo’s school’s programs and get involved in his charitable foundation.

https://www.justworldinternational.org/project-partners/los-patojos/

Speakers
avatar for ​Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes

​Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes

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


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N105

2:45pm

VR/AR Exploration Experience Room
You have heard the buzzwords AR/VR and perhaps even read about their potential for education. However, you don't really understand the potential until you've experienced it. Drop in and experience the learning applications of a VR Technology. HTC Vive and even the Magic Leap are there for you to try with guided support from experts. Access is first come first served and time with devices will be determined by demand. Provided by XR Pioneer 

Speakers
avatar for Paola Paulino

Paola Paulino

Chief Innovation Director, XR Pioneer Ltd.
Paola Paulino is a far future innovator turned XR visionary for international education. She started her immersive technology career at Microsoft Studios. Paola is part of the first group of people to pioneer experiential design and hardware development for Mixed Reality on Microsoft’s... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
N202/203