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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

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
N206/207

3:15pm

Changing Learning Environments in Our Schools
Implementation of flexible physical spaces and changing digital spaces in our schools have educators struggling with how to utilize these environments with purpose. The amount of resources dedicated to these changing spaces means the stakes are high. Leadership in schools tasked with driving change are faced with the challenge of helping teachers develop the skills they need to effectively use these new spaces. This session will examine recent research on how our new learning environments impact student learning outcomes and what this means for educators.

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 3:15pm - 4:15pm
N206/207
 
Saturday, March 9
 

10:05am

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 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 →


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

11:35am

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
N105

11:35am

Where Form Meets Function: Designing Space for Transformational Learning
As our school enrolment grows so too does our need for space. Like many, our entire community set about planning for and designing a new facility, taking into account provisions of transgressing the boundaries of ministry designated floor plans and requirements. We wanted to plan our space absent the per student allotments and build something that would reflect our determination to create more experience-based learning. Thus began a journey, in which we needed to determine what practices we had that reflected our ideals and what practices remained aspirational, about which we still needed to be mindful.

Our journey has included bottom-up intervention strategies to engage students, parents and teachers together in professional learning capacities with the intent of expanding opportunities for students and parents to become active participants in shaping their learning spaces and communities. We have expanded opportunities for students and parents to participate by offering ideas and sharing concerns.

This session will explore the ongoing tension between existing practices and expectations, aspirational practices and expectations, and designing spaces to meet both. Moreover, we will ask participants to work through some of the same exercises we asked of ourselves and our team to understand how space can shape practices and how practices can shape spaces.

 

Speakers
avatar for Keren Frayman

Keren Frayman

Head of Pedagogy, Meitarim - Branco Weiss
avatar for Steve	Kutno

Steve Kutno

Principal Consultant, Intentional Matters, LLC
I work with the people who serve and are served by school systems to support their efforts in defining aspirations and developing plans for achieving them.



Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N206/207