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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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WLEAD: Women\'s Leadership in Education [clear filter]
Friday, March 8
 

11:15am

Coaching Conversations
School improvement is a collaborative effort and all members of a school community benefit by understanding the role of coaching and coaching strategies as part of professional practice. Additionally teachers and administrators can use coaching conversations to support each other in their professional goals and growth. This workshop will include discussions and sharing around what it means to ‘coach’ colleagues.

Participants in this workshop will have a clearer understanding of their role in coaching their peers (formally and/or informally) and coaching’s impact on professional growth. They will also gain practical strategies and resources to support and build their capacity in coaching (particularly in regard to coaching conversations)

Link to Coaching Conversations Site with Agenda, Resources and Slide Deck > http://bit.ly/coachconvo2019

Speakers
avatar for Diana Beabout

Diana Beabout

Innovation Coach, American International School of Guangzhou


Friday March 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
 
Saturday, March 9
 

8:45am

Daring to Stretch - Overcoming Fear and Comfort towards a Road of Innovation
As educators, we’re trained to evaluate where students are at, and guide them along a developmental path of success. However, we’re not always good at self-reflection and setting personal goals for ourselves that stretch us to the next level. We often sell ourselves short, or over-extend ourselves in ways that leave us scarred and broken. In this session, we will look at various tools that help us to self-evaluate as leaders, and introduce ideas to stretch our thinking, while being purposeful and maintaining a healthy mindset. Come prepared to reflect, tell your story and stretch along. 

Speakers
avatar for Sandra	Chow

Sandra Chow

Director of Innovative Learning, Keystone Academy
Sandra Chow is Director of Innovative Learning at Keystone Academy, Beijing. Sandra has taught in multiple grades in Canada & Taiwan, and believes firmly in the power of collaboration for teachers and students. She loves sharing her experiences with other educators, and has done so... Read More →



Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N105

8:45am

Education & Equity: Fostering Equitable Global Citizenship
As educators working at international schools, we must be culturally competent in creating safe spaces for students coming from diverse backgrounds while still upholding the values of global citizenship. This presentation will explore various challenges and opportunities that educators may encounter when faced with issues such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and other equity-focused concerns.

A workshop approach will address power dynamics in society with special recognition given to working in an international school context.

Participants will be given the opportunity to share their reactions to real-life scenarios that will offer further context to the discussion. In addition, teachers will walk away with strategies that they can implement in their classrooms. We look forward to engaging in a meaningful workshop in a judgment-free space that will enrich our diverse classrooms and practices.

Speakers
avatar for Adrianna Mahoney

Adrianna Mahoney

Arts Department Head, Delia School of Canada
avatar for Terrence Vuu

Terrence Vuu

High School Maths Teacher, Delia School of Canada



Saturday March 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
N206/207

11:35am

Innovative Leadership for 21C
INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR 21C
We live in a world of rapid change and all sorts of problems, from rising socio-economic inequality to terrorism, environmental challenges to mental illness and lack of wellbeing across all areas of society. These things affect everyone in our schools, from students through to school leaders and sadly we have large numbers of teachers leaving schools to seek happiness elsewhere.

Innovative, authentic leadership is a must for schools to be places of vision, learning, growth, goodness, creativity and ingenuity that prepare our young for their futures.

This session will outline:
• The secrets to 21C Leadership for women and men
• How to create high performance innovative teams
• How to embrace disruption, innovation and change at your school

Speakers
avatar for Maxine Driscoll

Maxine Driscoll

Founder & Visionary, Think Strategic for Schools
Maxine Driscoll is an award-winning educator, leadership expert, author, international speaker, entrepreneur, consultant and leadership coach who draws on outstanding leadership experience in Australia and internationally. She has held leadership positions in international, independent... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm
N209

1:35pm

Can teachers be agents of change?



Speakers
avatar for Resham Premchand

Resham Premchand

Grade 5 Teacher, Japanese International School
Love playing with ideas and possibilities. Educator, IB WSL and Site Evaluator, WASC Evaluator, and an avid advocate for thinking outside the box. In this conference, sharing my journey as a Teacher Leader in my school, research-based work for my M.Ed. Open to learning about students... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2019 1:35pm - 2:35pm
N106