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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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STEAM & MakerEd [clear filter]
Friday, March 8
 

1:45pm

Overcoming Failure Together: Establishing a Culture of Collaboration in a Makerspace
In Mark's classroom, his student follow the motto, "If one fails, we all fail; so lets all win together” to help establish a shared ethos of collaboration, especially when faced with difficult tasks in their makerspace.

All of the learning that happens in their space is done through Project Based Learning, which requires students to work in groups on a shared mission, often working on different parts of the project. For this to be successful, all members of the team must be able to complete their part of the project.

To foster a sense of community and collaboration, Mark and his student embark on shorter missions inside of the larger project that require group work, negotiation, communication and trade-off. These activities are meant to spur resilience and connect team members to the larger mission of the project, which is not to succeed individually, but as a whole.

In this presentation, Mark will be sharing tips and examples that you can use in your own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Barnett

Mark Barnett

STEAM Coordinator, The Harbour School
Makerspace and STEAM coordinator for The Harbour School.


Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N206/207

1:45pm

The unlimited potentials of Machine Learning
Machine learning is a popular topic nowadays but it is difficult to introduce this in the curriculum.  In this presentation, the examples of using machine learning in the classroom will be shared.  Students have based on their interests to create different labels and train the machines so that they can be used to verify signatures, identify one's character, learning English and other unpredicted applications.  In addition, students can use simple blockly programs such as scratch to build their models. 

Speakers
avatar for Lau Hing Yip, Eric

Lau Hing Yip, Eric

Head of Technology Education, St. Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School
Eric LAU obtained his bachelor degree in HKUST and a MEd (IT in Edu.) degree in the University of Birmingham. Mr. Lau’s professional interests include AR, VR, coding, IoT, AI & any latest technology tools. He has promoted e-learning and implemented BYOD in a local English school... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
N108

2:30pm

Gaming Our Way To The Top
The session focusses on how the use of gamification enabled our Primary students to become confident Mathematicians leading them to win the FOBISIA Mathematics Competition. We would like to share our journey on how technology helped students who were initially disaffected with Mathematics to engage dynamically with the subject leading to great individual success stories.

Our strategic approach of setting up a school action research project, small-scale pilots, results analysis and reflection, teacher training, curriculum development and community participation is easily replicable in most schools.

We will be looking at how you could encourage non-tech teachers to buy in and discuss ideas and other toolsets that can support both literacy and science.

Speakers
avatar for Sunny Thakral

Sunny Thakral

Head of Technology & Communications, The British School New Delhi



Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N106

2:30pm

High school students acting like physicists thanks to global technology online platforms
Each year in spring, research institutes and universities around the world partner with high school students and teachers in a programme to experience life at the forefront of basic nuclear physics research. The International Masterclasses hands-on Particle Physics (IMChoPP) gives students the opportunity to be particle physicists by analyzing real data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC).  
While a Higgs boson has already been discovered by scientists at the LHC in 2012, the data holds many other interesting secrets waiting to be found. In the IMChoPP, high-school students work with real data collected by the experiments at the LHC. The programme provides a unique opportunity for students to work side-by-side with scientists and get a taste of how modern research in physics works.
The four ongoing experiments - ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, and LHCb - have made data available for educational use for the IMChoPP. Students examine the products of collisions between elementary particles that travel through the 27 kilometers accelerator underground at close to the speed of light.
Just as in many real collaborations in particle physics, students experience this international aspect when they present their findings at the end of their research, in a video linkup with CERN, Fermilab and student groups in other participating countries.
The International Masterclasses are coordinated by TU Dresden, Germany and QuarkNet, USA and managed by an international steering group in close cooperation with IPPOG (International Particle Physics Outreach Group).

A wide range of study tasks is available. Join the workshop/presentation to learn more about how your school could join the IMChoPP programme.

Speakers
avatar for Tiberiu DragoiuLuca

Tiberiu DragoiuLuca

Physics/Math teacher, German European School Singapore
I have been teaching Physics and Mathematics for 20 years in Romania, USA, Philippines, and Singapore. I was exposed and learned different curricula, National Science Standards, College Board AP, IGCSE, IBDP, A/AS-levels. In all educational systems, the majority of time is spent... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2:30pm

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 →


21CLHK pptx
21CLHK pptx

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

2:30pm

Making a Chatbot
Nowadays you may observe that different companies make use of chatbots to communicate with their customers.  In this workshop, you will learn how to teach students to make their chatbots for buying tickets, making a short quiz, working as an expert or other authentic applications. 

Speakers
avatar for Lau Hing Yip, Eric

Lau Hing Yip, Eric

Head of Technology Education, St. Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School
Eric LAU obtained his bachelor degree in HKUST and a MEd (IT in Edu.) degree in the University of Birmingham. Mr. Lau’s professional interests include AR, VR, coding, IoT, AI & any latest technology tools. He has promoted e-learning and implemented BYOD in a local English school... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
N108