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With over 550 participants from 36 countries, the 21st Century Learning Conference is the event of choice for those who want to come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education. With a strong focus on the impact of technology on learning and teaching, the event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner led workshop sessions, plus fun professional sharing and networking opportunities.

 

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Wednesday, March 8
 

09:00

EdTech Staff Job-A-Like (TICKETED EVENT)
A gathering for school staff who are involved in technology to get together in an informal setting to discuss issues of common concern, brainstorm solutions to common challenges, and to share success stories. The Job-A-Like meeting is split into three streams; one for IT Managers and technical support staff, one for coaches / integrators (or other teaching staff who have a mentoring or coaching role with technology), and one for Technology Directors.

http://www.21clhk.org/pre-conference/job-like-technology-staff/ 

Speakers
avatar for Rob Appino

Rob Appino

Technology Learning Facilitator, Saigon South International School
Vietnam
avatar for Marlon Arenas

Marlon Arenas

Systems Manager, Chinese International School
I help teachers create magic in classrooms. Passionate about anything Apple and Enterprise (Campus) Wireless optimization.
avatar for Matt Harris

Matt Harris

Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School of Jakarta
Indonesia


Wednesday March 8, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
The Harbourview Hotel 4 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
 
Thursday, March 9
 

09:00

A Professional Development Program For Your School (TICKETED EVENT)

Creating an In-House Program to Meet Your School’s Needs

Teachers are busy people. Extremely busy. But where does professional learning fit into our demanding vocation? We all agree it’s important to dedicate ourselves to our own professional development, but aside from conferences and bringing in the ‘experts’, how can we make professional learning more contextual, more personalized, and more connected to student learning?

Ben Summerton and Steve Katz are founding members of the team that created a unique, and subsequently replicated, professional development model that maximizes the number of teachers who can participate and benefit from ongoing professional learning in school. From 2011-2015 over 360 individual teachers participated in 96 weeks of sessions, which accounted for over 4000 total attendances. The FishBowl model has spawned similar programs at International School of Kuala Lumpur (The Den) and Singapore American School (The LOFT). Come to this session and learn what worked, what didn’t work, and then work with Ben and Steve to figure out how such a program might be successful given your unique set of circumstances.

Beginning in 2011, the EdTech Team at Korea International School introduced The FishBowl model: Professional learning created and delivered by in-house experts, multiple times per day, with just-in-time topics, and voluntary attendance. More than up-skilling, The FishBowl proved through it’s growth in participation that a collaborative learning culture can be created; one that connects teachers across a school, focuses on skill development, and spreads new pedagogical ideas that ultimately benefit student learning. It shares, values and reinforces best practice.

This workshop will give you insights into the model so that you can adopt and adapt pieces to fit your own school. In fact, you’ll participate in a typical 30 minute session that we run so that you can experience first-hand what the program offers teachers.

Learners will:

  • understand key components of a successful professional development program
  • understand the advantages of contextualized professional development using in-house talent
  • consider strategies for implementing a professional development program using available resources
  • create a drafted plan for implementing in-house PD at their school

What to Bring

Attendees should have pertinent school information accessible such as class schedule, list of potential professional developers on campus together with their respective responsibilities, and school goals.

Come along and learn the principles and practices of building an effective professional development program in your school.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Katz

Steve Katz

ES Technology Coordinator, The International School of Kuala Lumpur
An innovative leader who is passionate about improving education, Steve Katz initiates change by building capacity in individuals. Steve is passionate about technology integration and professional development, and has helped to create professional development programs at his previous four schools. During his career he has been called upon to teach a variety of different subjects, and has enjoyed his various roles on campus such as director of... Read More →
avatar for Ben Summerton

Ben Summerton

ES Technology Coordinator, Singapore American School
I am a Technology Coordinator and Coach at Singapore American School. I have a passion and interest in collaborating with educators both in and outside the classroom to promote learning opportunities that will enrich the lives of students.


Thursday March 9, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
N208

09:00

Becoming a Globally Connected Educator: From Lone Wolf to Hunting with the Pack (TICKETED EVENT)

Are you an educator that has not explored social media for professional development or have opened an account but are not sure where to get started? Or maybe you just want to take a fresh look at the way you learn and engage with the education world?

Join International Educator and leader Craig Kemp as he shares his story of becoming a globally connected educator and helps you go from lone wolf to hunting with the pack. Learn about Twitter & twitter chats, Google Plus, Hangouts, Skype for Education, Mystery Location and more.

This is a hands on workshop where Craig shares ideas and stories, we connect with experts via hangouts and Skype, create twitter accounts, create Skype for education accounts and have a go at a Mystery Location. For those already connected on these Social Media’s Craig will give you expert advice (he is connected with over 23,000 educators on Twitter) to build on what you have.

Craig will also provide pointers on how to ensure that you develop an appropriate professional profile on social networks. He will also discuss issues around online safety and usage protocols in the event that you plan to use social media with your students.

You will leave this session with an online professional learning network (PLN) and practical strategies on how to integrate social media into your professional development toolkit. You will also leave with practical ideas to use in the classroom to break down the 4 walls and engage your students in global learning.

Suitable for educators from Pre-K – High School who are looking to get started with social media for education.


Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
N205

09:00

Getting Started with Data: Taking Your First Steps Down the Data Road (TICKETED EVENT)
Are you starting to explore a more substantial role for student-level data in your school? Are you beginning to consider how aptitudinal and attitudinal data can complete the triangle already begun by your existing attainment data? Would you like to ensure that student-level data can be translated into student-level impact in the classroom and beyond? In this workshop, Matthew Savage will draw on a wealth of experience across several international schools to share how best to begin the data journey. Referring to the main tools at the heart of GL Education’s assessment portfolio, he will explain what these tests are and how they work; how to introduce the tests, and collate and analyse the data; and how to share the key messages to the benefit of all stakeholders. By the end of the day, delegates should feel confident to begin that same journey in their own schools.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Savage

Matthew Savage

Secondary Headteacher, International Community School
Currently Secondary Headteacher at International Community School (Jordan), and formerly Deputy Head of School at Bromsgrove International School, Matthew has previously been Secondary Principal at the International School Brunei and at Danube International School Vienna, where he gained experience of all three IB programmes. | | A graduate of Oxford University, with 13 years of middle and senior leadership experience in the UK comprehensive... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
N204

09:00

Learning Learning: Makers, Designers, And Problem-Solvers (TICKETED EVENT)
This workshop offers a day of hard fun and problem solving — where computing meets tinkering and design. The workshop begins with the case for project-based learning, making, tinkering, and engineering. Participants will have the chance to tinker with a range of exciting new low- and high-tech construction materials that can really amplify the potential of your students. Next, we will discuss strategies for effective lessons and assessment. You will view examples of children engaged in complex problem solving with new game-changing technologies and identify lessons for your own classroom practice. Powerful ideas from the Reggio Emilia Approach, breakthroughs in science education, and the global maker movement combine to create rich learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

My motto: Empower the learner.I write, speak, and advocate around the world for authentic learning using technology. I’m co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, a new book advocating innovative learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “bible of the Maker Movement in schools”.As the Principal Advisor to Stanford... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
N207 (Steelcase Interactive Classroom)

09:00

Robotics 101 (TICKETED EVENT)

This one day workshop will explore robotics options for middle school and secondary school students. Spend the day exploring VEX IQ Robots, mBot robots and Arduino kits.

Bring your Mac or PC to participate in the robot programming portion.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn the following:

  • Connections between robotics and STEM Education & Design
  • Learning about requirements for using the VEX IQ system
  • Hands-on learning with the VEX IQ and mBot robots
    • Building basic VEX IQ and mBot robots
      • Working with motors, sensors
      • Programming the robots for autonomous routines
    • VEX robotics designs for competitions
    • Investigate the VEX EDR platform for middle and high school students
  • School Robotics Programs
    • Role of competition in school robotics programs
    • Setup a robotics program in school as a club/activity or class
    • Cost of starting the program, logistics, competitions, travel, etc.
  • Hands-on learning with Arduino kits
    • Basic Arduino projects
    • Connecting electronics with STEM Education

Speakers
RM

Rolly Maiquez

Chadwick International School


Thursday March 9, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
N206

13:00

Being an EdTech Leader (TICKETED EVENT)

For aspiring or emerging Directors of Technology, we will discuss the key areas of EdTech leadership and management in an international school. Participants will learn their professional strengths and areas for improvement and be introduced to resources to enhance their educational and technology skills. We will investigate the alignment of educational technology and information technology in schools at depth, helping participants identify areas to improve their skills in both. During the session, participants will:

  • Understand the technical, educational, and leadership skills necessary to succeed as a Director of Technology in a K-12 international school
  • Develop a philosophy of management and a philosophy of leadership
  • Conduct a self assessment of skills and knowledge and build a plan for professional development
  • Engage in group discussions to investigate the Six Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership at depth.

Technology is now more important to the success of school programs than ever. In addition to being core to teaching and learning there is scarcely an aspect of school operations that technology does not intersect with. Yet, technology in schools is not simply about wires and devices anymore. We now see an intersection of computers, strategy, and teaching and learning.

For these programs to be successful across all of these domains, schools need competent Educational Technology leaders who have skills in technology, pedagogy, and leadership.

In this course, we will discuss the domains of school educational technology and the team structure needed to fill those domains. We’ll discuss leadership styles and the professional development needed to fill gaps in experience and skillsets.

This session is the kickoff to a several month long training on educational technology leadership. Participants will be encourage to attend a series of follow-up sessions at the conference around key elements of Educational Technology Leadership. Then following the conference participants will have the option to join a cohort of online book study to talk about salient issues and build skills in educational technology, information technology, and leadership.

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Understand the elements Educational Technology in schools
  • Learn about leadership and management styles for operational and strategic needs for technology in schools
  • Outline the essential conditions for Educational Technology success in international schools
  • Author a leadership philosophy for current and aspiring EdTech leaders
  • Identify skills gaps and discuss methods and resources for upskilling

Speakers
avatar for Matt Harris

Matt Harris

Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School of Jakarta
Indonesia


Thursday March 9, 2017 13:00 - 17:00
N209

18:00

Tram Party (TICKETED EVENT)
For the first time at 21CLHK9, we will be having a Tram Party! While the landscape of Hong Kong continually evolves, the trams are one facet of the city’s history that are still visible and operational today. This unique tram party experience combines sightseeing with an opportunity to socialize with other attendees and invited speakers. Places are limited so we recommend booking early for this event!

Thursday March 9, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Whitty Street Depot Connaught Road West, Western District
 
Friday, March 10
 

07:30

Registration
Friday March 10, 2017 07:30 - 08:00
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

08:00

Conference Opening
Friday March 10, 2017 08:00 - 08:05
N201

08:05

Welcome Address
Speakers
avatar for Tony Brandenburg

Tony Brandenburg

Global Consultant, ISTE
Tony is a freelance consultant with responsibility for several high profile global programs, focusing on professional learning, teacher standards and system change. He manages the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) global initiatives, the ISTE global outreach program and ISTE’s global education partnership and collaborators’ agenda, he is employed as a consultant to UNESCO and provides consultancy support to number... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 08:05 - 08:10
N201

08:10

Opening Keynote: A New Job Description - The Capacities of a Contemporary Teacher & Professional Learner

The capacities of the contemporary teacher are a combination of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that correspond directly to the changing roles of all learners.  Dr. Alcock will describe the viable classical capacities that we should prize and keep as teachers as well as share the new capacities identified as vital for all contemporary educators.  

In an information-saturated world, today’s children must think for themselves and be professional learners who know how to make quality decisions, how to challenge information how to synthesize information and feedback effectively, how to generate information and contribute to knowledge, how to think about information and process it, how to connect to networks and evaluate the quality of network resources, and how to be a high-quality contributor to a network.  Dr. Alcock sees these responsibilities as shared between teacher and student openly and actively.  

The identification of the six capacities and their corresponding provocative questions and action steps might lead to the reconsideration, if not a renegotiation, of a learning institution’s job description and professional development services.  

Focus questions for this keynote:

  1. What does it feel like to be an educator today?

  2. What are the six capacities of a contemporary teacher?

  3. What is the job description today for a contemporary teacher?
Download her keynote here.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Alcock

Marie Alcock

President, Learning Systems Associates
As president of Learning Systems Associates, Dr. Marie Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. Her work focuses on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  She has spent the last twenty years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and public advocate. She is the founder Tomorrow’s Education Network – a nonprofit dedicated to connecting the greater community... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 08:10 - 08:55
N201

08:55

Transition Time
Friday March 10, 2017 08:55 - 09:05
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

09:05

Certified BrainPOP Educator Workshop
BrainPOP is honored to be partnering with the team at 21st Century Learning International to bring this unique experience to Asia. Jointly hosted by one of our team members and an International School teacher who recently earned BrainPOP Certified Educator status, the session will be hands-on and collaborative. Participants will have multiple opportunities to engage in dialogue, and share in pairs, small groups, and large groups.

BrainPOP’s half-day workshop is ideal for educators interested in digital tools that address critical thinking, personalized and game-based learning, and assessment. We will also explore strategies for differentiating in STEAM content and beyond.

Enhanced by individual student accounts and a recent redesign that makes us mobile-ready, BrainPOP now lets you challenge learners 24/7, at school, at home, and on tablets or phones. This workshop will focus on American English offerings via BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., and BrainPOP ESL. Our resources are also available in world languages such as Spanish, French, and Mandarin.

Attendees will explore the breadth of BrainPOP’s features – including vetted educational games, playful assessment activities, custom assessment, concept mapping, written reflection, and much more – and how they can be used to meet a range of teacher and student needs.

This session serves as an excellent BrainPOP overview and also constitutes the first step in our certification program. Details about the certification program can be found at bpopne.ws/CBEGeneral. Earning the distinction of Certified BrainPOP Educator includes access to our exclusive Google+ community, which will connect you to educators from across the United States and beyond. Here, CBEs collaborate around classroom innovation, sharing unique initiatives while discussing best practices and approaches with fellow educators. It’s also a place where we communicate BrainPOP opportunities and events with all of our CBEs, and collect feedback on a variety of topics. Certified BrainPOP Educators are the first to know about new developments at BrainPOP and may receive the opportunity to beta test upcoming features, advise developers, and more.

Tentative outline of the 3-hour session:

Intro: Whole-group custom quiz to highlight the content of the session, set schema, and customize offerings for attendees.

Concept Mapping: A new look at digital, video-based concept mapping with the Make-a-Map tool. Attendees will explore concept mapping and develop their own maps. Classroom pedagogy and strategies will be examined and shared.

Game Play for Learning: Leveraging free games from the BrainPOP GameUp portal, attendees will participate in a shared game play activity to personally explore testing hypotheses, collaborative problem solving, and critical thinking. Advanced game features, such as SnapThought for written reflection, will be implemented and discussed with an eye toward classroom application.

Game Play for Assessment: Attendees will team up in pairs as they continue to engage in deep learning around core content through the use of GameUp’s educational games. Strategies for incorporating games for formative assessment will be discussed.

Personalization: A look at individual educator and student use of BrainPOP with MyBrainPOP and the Quiz Mixer. Attendees will learn how to create their own custom assessments via BrainPOP-style quizzes, like the one used to kick off the workshop. They’ll also uncover the benefits of individual accounts and maximizing site access across multiple devices and platforms.

Integration Planning: Attendees will have the opportunity to plan for best practice implementation of their new learning upon returning to the classroom.
Q&A, Next Steps Toward Certification, and Wrap Up

A Few Notes:

Any attending teachers from a non-subscribing school will have special access to BrainPOP following the conference event, so that they may put what they learn at the workshop into practice.

Attendees who do have school-wide access to BrainPOP are asked to create a personal My BrainPOP account prior to the training. This support video can help.

We recommend that attendees bring their own laptops or tablets in order to get the most out of this session. We look forward to meeting you and sharing BrainPOP’s newest features!

Speakers
avatar for Davey Neill

Davey Neill

Educator, Shanghai American School - Pudong Campus
Davey Neill is a Certified BrainPop Educator and is a passionate advocate of merging digital learning technologies with best practice in the classroom. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and currently serves on the Asia-Pacific Advisory Board for the Apple Distinguished Educator program. He loves to engage in thoughtful professional discourse with like-minded educators through regular attendance at international conferences. | | He is... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kari Stubbs

Dr. Kari Stubbs

Vice President Learning and Innovation, BrainPOP
All things BrainPOP! Digital content. Educational Games. Global learning. Make-a-Movie. Make-a-Map.


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
N209/10

09:05

Chinese Strand Extended Workshop
E-Learning In & Out of the Classroom

Using technology within the context of Chinese Studies to enhance students' review outside the classroom with audio and visual materials prepared by their teachers. QR codes, code scanners and some useful apps will be introduced for interactive teaching and learning ideas.
Participants are encouraged to download the TinyTap app and bring iPads to the session for a hands on experience.

Social Media & Language Learning

According to John Cotton Dana, "Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." Hence, the 21st century teachers should be able to apply 21st century tools and strategies to curriculum teaching.

In the 21st century, more and more people are learning Chinese as a second/foreign language. It's necessary to integrate innovative strategies into Chinese language teaching for fostering a fun and meaningful learning journey.

Proper technology infusion can develop effective teaching, suit differentiation needs and enhance motivation in learning Chinese as well. 

The presenter will share her experience in facilitating teaching and learning activities through social media.

Speakers
VL

Viola Li

Teaching staff, CDNIS
I like travelling and singing.


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
S223

09:05

Creating Change When Change Is Hard

Inspired by the work of Dan and Chip Heath and their book Switch, this session will explore a systematic approach to developing technologically rich learning environments in schools.

We will focus on the notion that sound pedagogy drives classroom practice and therefore our use of technology. Beginning with research outlining the emergent areas where technology best enhances pedagogy we will look at the concept of pedagogy toolkits to outline and document best practice.

We will also look at how we can best leverage other school initiatives to build teacher capacity in using technology and finally identify approaches to measure and quantify the success of technology initiatives. Together we will outline models for sustainable change, and improvement in student learning.

This session will be suitable to any School Leader or Technology Coach looking to develop, refine or rewrite their strategy for technology use. Participants will leave with an understanding of research into emergent pedagogies, integration models including TPACK and example toolkits of best practice. The session will provide time for reflection and sharing of school experiences.


Speakers
avatar for Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy

Assistant Director of Learning Technologies, UWCSEA - Dover Campus
Singapore


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
N211

09:05

Digital Citizenship: Expectations & Opportunities in the New Digital Landscape
This session is a frank discussion about how to create digital citizenship programs for the digital landscape current students find themselves in. Participants will build models for their school based on current research & in workshop discussion

Looking at our digital citizenship framework and creating a model template for participants
Looking at the digital landscape our students live in today and focus on some of the key challenges in particular pornography and the science and effects on the teenage brain
Talking about effects on behaviour and expectations for the primary classroom in the new digital landscape
Participants are encouraged to come with a team from the same school so they can discuss and walk away with an action plan to take back

Speakers
avatar for Emily MacLean

Emily MacLean

Education Technology Coach, Chatsworth International School
avatar for Rob Newberry

Rob Newberry

Director of Education Technology, Chatsworth International School
Singapore


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
N212

09:05

Dive In! A Hands-On Experiential Learning Adventure
Learn through experience! This extended session will immerse participants in a practical experiential learning simulation. Be prepared to dive in, construct, create and share learning by doing! Participants will plunge into media-rich collaborative learning activities, demonstrate their learning through a series of projects, reflect on the experience and begin planning how they will incorporate experiential learning into their teaching practice.

In this session, participants will:
learn about experiential learning
understand the benefits of experiential learning
create and share media-rich content
learn specific examples and application of experiential learning in the classroom
brainstorm and begin to design learning experiences which incorporate experiential learning

Session Breakdown:

Part 1 – Introduction (15 mins)

Part 2 – Simulation (60-90 mins)

Part 3 – Reflection & Foundations (30-45 mins)

Part 4 – Planning & Next Steps (30-45)

Speakers
avatar for Rob Appino

Rob Appino

Technology Learning Facilitator, Saigon South International School
Vietnam


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
N203

09:05

Engaging Students in a Globally Connected Classroom
In this session we will be exploring the aspects of 21st Century learning and what makes a connected educator. We will be hearing the story of Craig’s journey to becoming a globally connected educator and find out the avenues that really matter in Education.

In this workshop we will look at specific examples of how to become globally connected. We will be talking with some education thought leaders via Skype and investigate ways to break down the 4 walls of our classroom to make our classroom more global. We will play a game of Mystery Skype and learn ways to bring experts and other learners into our classroom via the latest online technology.

We will explore Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Google+ and discuss how these can be utilised as educators to connect and engage in exciting learning opportunities.

Craig will also provide pointers on how to ensure that you develop an appropriate professional profile on social networks. He will also discuss issues around online safety and usage protocols in the event that you plan to use social media with your students.

You will leave this session with practical strategies on how to integrate social media into your professional development toolkit and practical ideas to use in the classroom to break down the 4 walls and engage your students in global learning.

Suitable for educators from Pre-K – High School who are looking to break down the 4 walls of their classroom and engage their students in learning

Speakers

Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
S222

09:05

PBL Gets A “Make”-Over: Prompts, Scaffolding, & Assessment For The Modern Classroom

Of course students should have powerful hands-on project-based experiences in the classroom – but how does that happen? This workshop will explore how to design engaging prompts with helpful (but not TOO helpful) scaffolding. We will also discuss how to manage the project process when students are using cutting edge technology integrated with iterative design. Participants will learn about new research on assessment for projects and real classroom practices with students using modern technology and materials.


Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

My motto: Empower the learner.I write, speak, and advocate around the world for authentic learning using technology. I’m co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, a new book advocating innovative learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “bible of the Maker Movement in schools”.As the Principal Advisor to Stanford... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
N207 (Steelcase Interactive Classroom)

09:05

Robotics & Coding with VEX IQ
VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for young students and their teachers. Students can jump right in and snap robots together using this intuitive system. Educators can utilise free VEX IQ Curriculum materials to help teach valuable lessons and skills needed in today’s changing world.

Bring your Mac or PC to participate in the robot programming portion.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn the following:
  • Connections between robotics and STEM Education & Design
  • Learning about requirements for using the VEX IQ system
  • Hands-on learning with the VEX IQ and mBot robots
  • Building basic VEX IQ and mBot robots
  • Programming the robots for autonomous routines
  • Working with motors, sensors
  • VEX robotics designs for competitions
  • Investigate the VEX EDR platform for middle and high school students
  • School Robotics Programs
  • Role of competition in school robotics programs
  • Setup a robotics program in school as a club/activity or class
  • Cost of starting the program, logistics, competitions, travel, etc.
  • (Hands-on learning with Arduino kits)
  • (Basic Arduino projects)
  • Connecting electronics with STEM Education

Speakers
RM

Rolly Maiquez

Chadwick International School


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
N208

09:05

The FishBowl PD: Professional Development That Works
Creating an In-House Program to Meet Your School’s Needs
Ben Summerton and Steve Katz are founding members of the team that created a unique but replicable professional development model that maximizes the number of teachers who can participate and benefit from ongoing professional learning in school. From 2011-2015 over 360 individual teachers participated in 96 weeks of sessions, which accounted for over 4000 total attendances. The FishBowl model has since spawned similar programs at the International School of Kuala Lumpur (The Den) and the Singapore American School (The LOFT). Come to this session to learn what worked, what didn’t work and then work with Ben and Steve to figure out how such a program might be successful given your own unique set of circumstances.

Learning Outcomes:

Learners will:

understand key components of a successful professional development program
understand the advantages of contextualized professional development using in-house talent
Collaboratively develop a professional learning resource for your own teachers

Speakers
avatar for Steve Katz

Steve Katz

ES Technology Coordinator, The International School of Kuala Lumpur
An innovative leader who is passionate about improving education, Steve Katz initiates change by building capacity in individuals. Steve is passionate about technology integration and professional development, and has helped to create professional development programs at his previous four schools. During his career he has been called upon to teach a variety of different subjects, and has enjoyed his various roles on campus such as director of... Read More →
avatar for Ben Summerton

Ben Summerton

ES Technology Coordinator, Singapore American School
I am a Technology Coordinator and Coach at Singapore American School. I have a passion and interest in collaborating with educators both in and outside the classroom to promote learning opportunities that will enrich the lives of students.


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
N202

09:05

Transitioning From “Old School” To A Contemporary Learning Environment

To “Transit” is to make a passage from one place to another.  How can the professionals in an existing school lay out a meaningful journey from the past to the present in a way that prepares for the future?  How can educators shape bold new layouts for learning?   Holding onto past and antiquated structures inhibits the efforts of teachers just entering the field of education; but even more important, it is undoubtedly holding back our learners. This session will looking at the four structures of school programs—space, time, grouping of learners, and grouping of professionals.

Find her presentation materials here.


Speakers
avatar for Marie Alcock

Marie Alcock

President, Learning Systems Associates
As president of Learning Systems Associates, Dr. Marie Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. Her work focuses on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  She has spent the last twenty years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and public advocate. She is the founder Tomorrow’s Education Network – a nonprofit dedicated to connecting the greater community... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
N201

09:05

Understanding & Fostering Collaborative Creativity And Problem-Solving Competencies In Everyday Teaching

This extended workshop is an expansion and more interactive take on Dr. Tan’s Keynote. As such if you plan to attend both please keep this in mind.

A major global educational challenge today lies with the question of how schooling systems and educators can more effectively scaffold the development of ‘new knowledge economy’ competencies such as creativity and collaboration in learners, at both the individual and collective levels.

On this front, two imperative questions continue to confound educators: How can we make visible or ‘see’ 21st century competencies (21CC) in everyday teaching and learning? What are some ways that we can identify and foster 21CC as they occur dynamically in students’ peer interactions during the process of learning? This workshop engages directly with these challenging questions.

In this workshop, Dr. Tan will introduce participants to a key 21CC, namely, collaborative creativity in team problem-solving. Using research-based evidence, she will share a dialogic framework that can be used to analyse students’ talk-in-interactions during problem-solving, and show how successful and unsuccessful teams differ in their talk patterns throughout their problem-solving process. This will lead into discussions with participants on how collaborative creativity in team problem-solving may be cultivated through a dialogic learning and teaching approach.

Secondary educators would be the primary target for this workshop as the research is directly related to secondary students.


Speakers
IC

Imelda Caleon

National Institute of Education
avatar for Jennifer Pei-Ling Tan

Jennifer Pei-Ling Tan

Research Scientist (Creativity, 21st Century Literacies & Learning), National Institute of Education
Dr. Jen Tan is a Research Scientist and Assistant Dean (Knowledge Mobilisation) at the Office of Education Research in the National Institute of Education, Singapore. She specializes in techno-pedagogical and curriculum innovations aimed at assessing and fostering 21C literacies and dispositions in learners, particularly collaborative creativity, criticality and problem-solving. Dr. Tan has more than 15 years of experience in education research... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
N205

09:05

Using Coding in Your Lessons
The UK and US are leading the way in teaching computing, because they realize that traditionally secure professions such as accountancy, routine law and even surgery are being automated to remove the human variable. President Obama made it a centre-piece of his state of the union address this year. This is why Computer Science is now the highest paid degree in the US. The ideas behind modern computer programming have actually been around since the time of Aristotle and can be used to solve a wide range of problems.

Part One
We will look at the concepts of computational thinking that will help your students to solve a wide range of problems

Part Two
We have a hands-on session where you can choose a short project to have a go at either in Twine (interactive stories), Scratch (age 7-11) or Python (age 11+).

Outcomes
Awareness of opportunities to use coding across the curriculum
Understand Computational Thinking concepts of: Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction and Algorithm Design
Understand how to include higher order thinking and problem solving in your subject through the use of coding
Evaluate coding tasks for creativity and problem solving
Experience coding for yourself
Suitable For
Teachers of all age groups / Curriculum designers / Tech coaches at any year level

Speakers
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James Abela

Lead Teacher of Computer Science, Garden International School
I have been working in IT since 1998, firstly in the industry and now as a Computing teacher in Malaysia. Along the way I have published a number of books, journal articles and written for Linux User. | | I have spoken at numerous events including the Raspberryjam at Cambridge University, Scratch Day East, Google, BETT, Miranda Mods, 21st Century Learning and Teachmeets. | I have been a long time member of Computing At School, am a fellow of... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
N206

09:05

What Lies Beneath: Data Stories from Across the Globe
In this interactive workshop, Matthew Savage will delve into #themonalisaeffect and explore in detail some of the ‘data stories’ from students around the world. The relationship between a child’s aptitude, their attainment and their attitudes to learning is complex, but understanding it can help us maximise both their learning and their wellbeing.

In this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore data in small groups to extract their own interpretations and reflections.

Too often, the powerful tool of data is institutional, rather than individual; however, drawing on two years of research in international schools around the world, Matthew will show how we can make each student’s data triangle work for them.

Speakers
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Matthew Savage

Secondary Headteacher, International Community School
Currently Secondary Headteacher at International Community School (Jordan), and formerly Deputy Head of School at Bromsgrove International School, Matthew has previously been Secondary Principal at the International School Brunei and at Danube International School Vienna, where he gained experience of all three IB programmes. | | A graduate of Oxford University, with 13 years of middle and senior leadership experience in the UK comprehensive... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35
N204

09:05

Authentic Use Of Drones In Education

Drones are taking the world by storm and schools are getting increasingly interested in how they can use them. Join Dr. Lian Pin Koh from the university of Adelaide as he takes you through designing STEM activities that involve students doing real science in the field.

This workshop is suitable for any teachers who are interested in using drones in an authentic way in education including, but not limited to geography and science teachers. There are obviously many application those teachers who are involved in extra-curricular activities such as aerial video and photography.

Please note this workshop involves travel to an off-site location. A bus will leave immediately after the opening keynote and return just prior to the closing keynote on first day of the conference.

Workshop Overview:

Part 1 (1 hour)

  • Proliferation of low-cost RPAS for civilian applications
  • Different RPAS (multirotor, fixed wing, VTOL), and their pros and cons
  • Different sensors, and their uses and features
  • Key considerations for K-12 education when designing student activities involving RPAS

Part 2 (2 hours)

  • Field-trip for demonstration flights and hands-on experience
  • Collect data for exercise in Part 3

Part 3 (1 hours)

  • Risk assessment, management and safe operations, relevant to K-12 education
  • Data processing possibilities (orthomosaics, 3D models)
  • Use of acquired data to do a small analysis exercise

Workshop Detailed Schedule

9:00-9:30: Travel to off-site location (Bus leaves from Expo drive. Meet immediately following the keynote)

9:30-10:30: Part 1

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12:45: Part 2

12:45-13:30: Lunch (Onsite)

13:30-14:30: Part 3

14:30-15:00: Travel back to Convention Center in time for closing keynote

Speakers
MH

Molly Hennekam

University of Adelaide
LP

Lian Pin Koh

University of Adelaide


Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 14:50
Registration Area

10:35

Coffee Break
Friday March 10, 2017 10:35 - 11:05
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

11:05

12:35

Transition Time
Friday March 10, 2017 12:35 - 12:50
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

12:35

Lunch
Lunch will be served between 12:35 and 2pm. You are welcome to grab lunch at anytime once, or you can choose to have lunch elsewhere in the convention centre or Wan Chai

Friday March 10, 2017 12:35 - 14:05
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

12:50

Digital Storytelling in a Second Language Classroom (CHINESE STRAND)
This presentation is about the digital storytelling teaching pedagogy among students who learn Chinese as a second language.

It is not rare to meet students who feel reluctant to speak or write. More often, students, especially those in the lower forms, are lack of motivation to acquire the words. However, students may not be that fond of drill speaking or writing, they are good at drawing, singing, dancing, running or acting. Therefore, teachers can use students' strength as a way to ignite students' learning passion. For example, they can use a digital cartoon poster to do a self-introduction, and students can choose other ways to present their images.

In this presentation, we will share resources in regards to digital storytelling. Then we will share teaching cases, including how to conduct demonstration, to design assessments and to offer effective feedback. Lastly we will reflect the challenges we have met and how we have solved these problems in teaching.

Speakers
LT

Lili Tang

Teacher of Chinese, Creative Secondary School
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Lanny Tsou

Deputy Head of Chinese, Creative Secondary School


Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
S222

12:50

Are Attitudes Holding your Students Back?

Most assessment carried out in schools delivers the teacher’s perspective of the student – what have they achieved? What should we expect of them? Only by looking at things from a student’s perspective can we understand what they feel capable of, and determine what learning and pastoral support they may need.

The Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey provides benchmarked data that can provide a fresh perspective from the whole-school down to the individual student: 

  • Do your students feel that they have the toolkit they need to learn?
  • Do you have a disengaged cohort?
  • Is a lack of self-belief preventing some of your students from reaching their full potential?

Claire Dunn, GL Education’s International Manager, will explain how the reports answer this kind of question and look at some of the intervention strategies schools are putting in place to address these challenges.


Speakers
avatar for Claire Dunn

Claire Dunn

International Manager, GL Education


Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
N203

12:50

Flipped Classrooms and Blended Learning: Using the Power of a Technology Framework to Transform Schools and Classrooms
Flipped classrooms and blended learning are instructional strategies that can be used to increase classroom interaction and feedback for greater depth in student learning and engagement. These instructional strategies intentionally shift instruction to a learner-centered model that redefines classroom activities with huge potential for personalized instruction and higher-order skills such as problem-finding, collaboration, and problem solving.

Teaching and leading with flipped classrooms and blended learning becomes exponentially more powerful with the strategic use of technology. In this workshop, participants will develop a strategic digital leadership mindset using the SAMR framework for reflecting on and planning how well they use technology to enhance learning.

After this initial self-assessment as a teacher or system leader, Amy Coupal will facilitate learning about how to use this framework to support technology integration and evaluate how technology enhances the learning experience, specifically supporting educators to:
  • Use a common language for drawing out the specifics of purposeful use of digital tools in student engagement and achievement
  • Assess and evaluate the technology used in classrooms
  • Integrate a framework for shared understandings related to the life cycle of technology integration in schools
  • Mentor and coach professional learning in schools and districts for accessing new opportunities for growth and resources

Speakers
AC

Amy Coupal

CEO, CSC


Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
N212

12:50

Integrating Coding Across the Subjects

Are you interested in bringing coding into your classroom but just not sure where to start?

This introductory coding workshop is focused on helping you to see opportunities for its integration across various subject areas. As a mathematics teacher, I will show several examples of how I have used coding within my own classroom. In addition, I will provide some examples of possible student programming tasks that align with science, languages and art.

The level of prior knowledge required with programming is beginner to intermediate while the curricular examples will be aimed at grades 6 to 12. The coding examples will mainly use the Python programming language, with some examples using Scratch.

It is encouraged that participants bring their laptops if possible, as time permitting, we will end the session by coding a basic math program.

 


Speakers
avatar for Drew Wheeler

Drew Wheeler

MYP/DP Mathematics Teacher, Shen Wai International School
MYP/DP mathematics teacher | passionate about coding education | amateur photographer | lover of learning new things | Canadian living in China


Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
N205

12:50

Tech-Infused Mindfulness
We all often feel overwhelmed by the pace of our world today. Many blame tech for this pace. In contrast we'd like to show you ways that technology can be used in your classroom to help teachers implement mindful moments in their classroom and empower their students to be more mindful.  

This presentation is about exploring ways to use technology in pursuit of balanced and healthy living for ourselves and our students.

You can find our presentation here.   

Speakers
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Robb Willett

PE Teacher, Dubai American Academy
United Arab Emirates
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Jamie Willett

Grade 3 Teacher, Dubai American Academy
United Arab Emirates


Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
N204

12:50

Up, Up and Away...Literacy Support Solutions in the Cloud
Over the last several years a paradigm shift in education has occurred. Learning has moved away from typical stand and deliver lecture, and towards more creative and collaborative environments via the internet – in the Cloud. These new environments not only promote collaboration among students and teachers, but also allow schools to explore and utilise changing technology options for students.

These technology options support a wide variety of learners, including English Language Learners, struggling readers and writers, and even educators who need access to more effective strategies to implement in the classroom and beyond. 

Are we ready to be up, up and away with making a difference for our students?

Speakers
avatar for Greg O'Connor

Greg O'Connor

Technology Innovation & Implementation, AsiaPac Region, 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, district consultant, regional manager with the New South Wales Department of Education. He is currently a member of the Asia Pacific Texthelp Team, supporting technology innovation and implementation across the region.


Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
N202

12:50

Keynote: The Future of Learning

The 'Global Curriculum Project’ began in 2004 and the research initially created a scientific model for how the brain learns. This emerging model was then trialed in schools in Dubai, Australia and New Zealand over the last 12 years. The iterations and refinements of the model has resulted in the creation of a new framework for how we may design curriculum to be more efficient, effective and relevant for learners across the globe.

Download the introduction to the book - The Future of Learning -  http://bit.ly/2ko62xC 

Curricula have historically described the subjects and the content that needs to be studied and tested but that notion is changing and emerging curricula is now addressing the capabilities and understanding that learners now need to become independent lifelong learners within an increasingly complex and technological world.

We have identified six domains that curriculum should now encompass and the diagram briefly describes these pairs of domains.

  1. School leadership and staff having clarity surrounding the purpose of school as a rationale for the transition in our focus to establishing learning as being central to our purpose.
  2. A focus on increasing the agency of the learner over their learning, which is underpinned by the competencies.
  3. The shift in how we view intelligence based on how the brain learns and how well we can apply the resulting optimal Learning Process.
  4. Understanding the role of technology and creating learning environments that are purposely optimised for learning and the application of the Learning Process.
  5. Assessment of educator practice using the Action Learning Process and applying
    formative assessment processes to assess the learner's learning.
  6. Implementing concept-based competencies and ‘learning areas’ that are focussed on building conceptual understanding, and creatively applying that understanding to be innovative and ingenious.

This emerging framework is designed to meet the needs of learners in this century while at the same time reducing educator workloads to levels that are sustainable. The development of the competencies that enables learners to take increasing agency over their learning, the application of the micro-lesson and the implementation of a conceptual curriculum all contribute to a reduction in educator workloads.

The first of the four resources in this series is completed and entitled ’The Future of Learning' and two additional resources will be released in April 2017 (the Global Competencies’) and following this, the ‘Global Conceptual Framework’ (each of the seven traditional curriculum areas mapped conceptually across 5 developmental levels) will be released in October.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Treadwell

Mark Treadwell

Chief Executive Officer, The Paradigm Shift


Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
N201

12:50

#ArtLovesScience

“ Artists and scientists never really get an opportunity to communicate. Scientists often see themselves as not being creative and artists often see themselves as being non- scientific….and thats absolutely not the case. Technical skill plus creativity equals innovation. We are not going to innovate our world if we don't have more people coming to the table sharing their disciplines to create.”  

  •  Dr. Christophe E. Jackson 
    Scientist and Musician 
    Researched intersections between music and engineering 

 

Peter is a science teacher that is still practicing his art form through the media of photography using elements & principles of design to capture his travels and macro insects. 

Brittany is a visual art teacher who studied Neuroscience who still practices her own art form through large scale paintings and drawings, whose subject matter is heavily influenced by the sciences. 

This past year, we decided to disrupt learning in the way our students view the arts and sciences. Often, they are are seen as separate things - rational facts vs. creative exploration. It came with challenges as our school follows a traditional block schedule but we made it possible whenever and wherever we could giving students an alternative learning path in and across both classes. 
We believe STEAM, Design Thinking, Elements & Principles of Design, etc. are all pointing students to the same way of thinking - so we’ve presented them to students as one thing; using the same language and actively aligning our processes we used in both classrooms to talk about both art and science.

Referencing Da Vinci as a ultimate practitioner of both art and science - we used many of his theories to make our works come to life. 

We will roll out our own STEAM and Scientific Illustration class curriculums and give teachers the opportunity to be hands on and try a variety of our projects and give practical ways we connected our science and art classes. 

 

Those experiences and lesson plans include but aren't limited to: 

physiology through medical illustration and dissections - to render organisms and scientific process through illustration from a greater understanding of their structures and functions- to implement design thinking to create machines or program arduinos that will interact with art materials creating final art pieces - photography tricks to capture a more dynamic view of the microscopic world - using & improving artistic techniques for any teacher to take visual and visible learning to the next level in the classroom in any and all scientific illustrations. 

Speakers
avatar for Peter Hennigar

Peter Hennigar

Head of Science, Shekou International School
Peter is a passionate maker & science teacher that is still practicing his personal art form through the media of photography using elements & principles of design to capture his travels and the microscopic world. Instagram: @phennigar Twitter: @petehennigar
avatar for Brittany Morgan

Brittany Morgan

MS HS Virtual Art, Shekou International School
Brittany is a visual art teacher who studied Neuroscience who still practices her own art form through large scale paintings and drawings, whose subject matter is heavily influenced by the sciences. “ Artists and scientists never really get an opportunity to communicate. Scientists often see themselves as not being creative and artists often see themselves as being non- scientific….and thats absolutely not the case. Technical skill plus... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
N209/10

12:50

Breakout of the Routine with Breakout.EDU
Dennis and Chris will create a Breakout.EDU session, allowing attendees to experience the joy of experiencing Breakout.EDU as students do. The demonstration models how Breakout.EDU can be used effectively in any classroom, for any subject. The challenges will include exposure to EdTech resources and successful assimilation of these resources into the lexicons.

Importantly, Breakout.EDU enhances any classroom, at any grade level. I would check every box  in the "This presentation can help teachers working in the following areas" below if I could. Everyone will benefit from this resource.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Carter

Chris Carter

HS teacher, Concordia International School Shanghai
China
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Dennis Grice

Technology Guy, Concordia International School Shanghai
Ask me about my vow of silence.


Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
N208

12:50

Connecting Students to Real-Life STEM Problems
In 2011 a large earthquake hit the east coast of Japan near its main island, Honshu. An hour after the earth quake a Tsunami hit the coast with waves flattening everything up to 10km in-land. The Fukushima Daiichi rector was severely damaged and an exclusion radius was put in place. Robots were sent in to gain valuable data which allowed Scientist and Engineers to make critical decisions.  

I will focus on the application of this real-life scenario to engineer a search and rescue robot capable of gathering relevant data to make educated decisions with limited resources and how do we give students the fundamental skills to plan, build and mobilise such a strategy. I will give details on the Open Academic Robotics Kit and share a detailed pathway about how we can get students prepared from Pre-primary to Year 12 and leverage iPad Programmes for high level learning activities.

In this presentation I will also introduce the Open Academic Robotics Kit

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Budd

Daniel Budd

Director of Learning Technologies, Corpus Christi College
Before making the change to academia, Daniel worked in Web Development for learning marketing and advertising firms in Perth, Western Australia. Currently, he is actively involved in various research projects, whilst employed as the Director of Learning Technologies at Corpus Christ College and is passionate about STEM Education, Robotics, Information Systems, Big Data and Design. | | Director of Learning Technologies, Computer STEM Teacher... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
S223

12:50

Power to the Students! Practicing the new ISTE Standards for Students
This session will discuss practices to put the new ISTE Standards for students into practice. It involves understanding what students' agency means and how to promote students' voice and choice through everyday lessons, global projects, leadership opportunities and a well-articulated curriculum which embeds digital literacy.

This session will closely relate to teachers' agency as both teachers and students are 'learners' and their empowerment do not happen without engaging educators in changing mindsets.

LINK TO SLIDES: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LUjIupLEEzHldTWQFLL7sxJywr1VUQG1cClNxTSck1Q/edit 

Speakers

Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
N206

12:50

Student Panel: The Secret Lives of Teenage Internet Users: What Teens Really Think

Want to know what the deal is with SnapChat? Do Teenagers still use Facebook? Join this mini-21CLTeachMeet session where teenagers share how they use technology to communicate, collaborate and socialise.


Moderators
avatar for Paul  McMahon

Paul McMahon

Director, 21st Century Learning International
Passionate about supporting schools and teachers to take risks and be innovative for the sake of the students in their care. Love to chat about the future of schooling and about preparing students for success in a different world of work in a rapidly changing world.

Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
N207 (Steelcase Interactive Classroom)

12:50

Students as Facilitators
Getting students to be facilitators of their peers’ learning is powerful for them and authentic too. Enabling your students to provide support and guidance to their peers and to create new learning collaboratively; deepens the understanding and increases the attainment of all students.

In this workshop we will show you how we have done this to great effect and what tools and resources you can use to make the same phenomenon happen with your students. This presentation is suitable for any teachers and school management from early years to middle school who are interested increased student engagement and attainment.

Speakers
avatar for David Kinane

David Kinane

director, dakinane limited
Innovative elearning consultant specialising in facilitating pedagogical change in schools.
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Marc Rowlinson

Excited about eLearning and using Technology in order to engage and create memorial learning experiences for children. Redefining the medium through which teaching delivers curriculum content in order to positively influence learning outcomes and real world contexts for all.


Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
N211

12:50

Workshop A
Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

13:50

Transition Time
Friday March 10, 2017 13:50 - 14:05
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

14:05

Lunch Ends
Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 14:06
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

14:05

Making Learning Visible (CHINESE STRAND)
How do we know students are learning? What are students learning? How is student learning shared? In this session, workshop facilitators will use the design thinking process to help participants navigate novel ideas to make learning visible.

This session explores with teachers how digital student publishing provides a unique lens into the classroom. There are a variety of digital tools available to support making learning visible. This session focuses on how to use images, text and media to support, measure and share student learning using the Book Creator app.

In this session, participants will:
  • Learn how to use Book Creator on the iPad
  • Explore and discuss ways to digitally document student learning
  • Use book creator to enhance reading, writing and speaking in Chinese.
Participants are encouraged to download the Book Creator app and bring iPads to the session. A small number of iPads will be available for participants to use during the session.

Speakers
HE

Huo Erchun

primary Chinese teacher, Chinese International School
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Vivi Shu-Wei Peng

Chinese Teacher, Chinese International School
Ms. Peng received her M.A. in Linguistics from the California State University, Fullerton and her B.A. from Fu Jen University, Taiwan.


Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
S222

14:05

Data Use: Seeing the Bigger Picture
Recognised as an Apple distinguished school, we will be covering our development of, among others areas, our data-informed professional learning processes and use of learner and teacher data to inform our use of technology in a 1:1 school.

We will share our story of data use through a mixture of conversation and data-informed case-studies.

Speakers
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Graeme Lazell

Primary Technology Integrator, Nexus International School
Graeme works as an ICT Integrator at Nexus International School, Malaysia. He has over 10 years experience with integrating technology in the elementary classroom. Graeme believes passionately in the use of ICT and how it can assist in achieving not only a personal learning experience but also as a collaborative one that will help our learners become true 21st century learners.
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Jared Wilson

Head of Learning Technology, Nexus International School
I work as Head of Learning Technology and Technology Integrator at Nexus International School, Putrajaya, Malaysia, a 1:1 Apple / GAFE school. | | You can talk to me about most things, but if you are looking for useful advice, just stick to technology in education.


Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
N202

14:05

Turning Standards-Based Grading Philosophy into Practice

Over the past four years, Nansha College Preparatory Academy has drawn on the work of Marzano, Wormeli, Guskey, O'Connor, and others to implement software supporting standards-based grading. This presentation will explain how NCPA has operationalized standards-based grading through JumpRope, PowerTeacher Pro and Gradecam. Participants will create their own rough policies for standards-based grading and implement them using JumpRope, a free standards-based gradebook for teachers.  Participants will leave with sample policies and report cards and will be prepared to iterate their rough draft policies to apply at their own schools.

Outcomes:
  • Create and compare policies that support SBG
  • Evaluate how features of online gradebooks support SBG
  • Identify software that helps teachers and schools implement SBG

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Kelsey

Matthew Kelsey

Director of Educational Technology, Nansha College Preparatory Academy
Standards-based grading | PowerSchool | Migrating to Office 365


Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
N203

14:05

BrainPOP in Practice in an International School Setting
Speakers
avatar for Janice Dwyer

Janice Dwyer

Learning Innovation Coach, Chinese International School
Janice enjoys working with all members of her community to use technology authentically. She is passionate about ensuring each student in her school has opportunity to make their learning more visible and to become savvy digital citizens. To do this, she dabbles with code, STEAM, photography, film, and visual design in all subject areas. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator & a Google Certified Trainer with almost 20 years of teaching... Read More →
avatar for Davey Neill

Davey Neill

Educator, Shanghai American School - Pudong Campus
Davey Neill is a Certified BrainPop Educator and is a passionate advocate of merging digital learning technologies with best practice in the classroom. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and currently serves on the Asia-Pacific Advisory Board for the Apple Distinguished Educator program. He loves to engage in thoughtful professional discourse with like-minded educators through regular attendance at international conferences. | | He is... Read More →
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Dr. Kari Stubbs

Vice President Learning and Innovation, BrainPOP
All things BrainPOP! Digital content. Educational Games. Global learning. Make-a-Movie. Make-a-Map.


Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
N205

14:05

Design your Lesson with Apps for Early Language Learners
How iPad can be used to reach the youngest learners in your school for deep learning? This workshop will offer educators an avenue to use iPad for language learning in the K-2 classroom.

Learning with iPad will encourage student engagement, creative thinking, and collaboration. It will also encourage educators by providing authentic learning opportunities with multi-pathways for their students.

As a result of this session, educators will be able to:
  1. Visualise teaching routine with multimedia book creating that showcase student learning in meaningful ways, 
  2. Learn how to create an ebook and plan the language lesson with iPad for deep learning,
  3. How to manage student-created e-books for parent-teacher communication. 
During this session, participants will be able to: identify language teaching models with iPads, manipulate a variety of multimedia options, combine content from multiple locations on iPad, and choose appropriate platforms to create student portfolios. Digital tools highlighted in this session include Book Creator and Google Drive.

Speakers
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Jade Chen

Chinese Teacher, International Montessori School
Jade Chen is currently a Chinese (Mandarin) teacher at the International Montessori School. Prior to her language teaching appointment, Jade served as a Chinese curriculum planner and coordinator. She has been actively involved in the creation of learning and teaching materials for students and teachers, from kindergarten to grade six levels, through interactive use of apps and various web platforms. Jade is also a Google for Education... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
S223

14:05

WeLearn: How You Can Benefit From and Contribute to On-line Best Practice Pedagogy
There are a variety of professional development sites available for educators to enhance skillsets, knowledge sets and toolsets. The content of most sites is not regulated for rigorous contemporary pedagogy and therefore what you get can be a mixed bag.

What if you could access and contribute to a professional learning site that contained only ‘best practice pedagogy’ setup into 90 Seconds, 3 Minutes or 5 Minutes of PD? What we are on about is being able to observe ‘best practice pedagogy’ in action.

The vision for this project was to create an online community of best practice for self-directed professional learning. Currently with more than 500 users in Sydney schools and 100 high quality movies, it grew out of a small group of passionate teachers wanting to create and share their expertise with others and therefore raise the ‘collective capacity’.

Sydney is not the only place on the globe that has ‘best practice pedagogy’. Is Asia up to the challenge?

Speakers
JW

Jamie Wahab

Principal, St Christopher's Catholic Primary School


Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
N204

14:05

14:05

Student Panel: What is your School NOT doing that it should be doing?

Let’s face it, no matter what we do with students in school, at times, they might be bored or feel as if their creativity is stifled within the confines of a school day. Let’s use this opportunity to find out from a student point of view how we can be more innovative. What can we be doing better to enhance learning and engagement in our classrooms?

  • What are students perceptions of what schools are doing well with technology and what they could be doing better?
  • What do our students really think about new assessment policies? Grading? Schedules?
  • Describe how you use technology at school?
  • Is the use of technology meaningful or is it just box ticking to say that technology is used?

Moderators
avatar for Paul  McMahon

Paul McMahon

Director, 21st Century Learning International
Passionate about supporting schools and teachers to take risks and be innovative for the sake of the students in their care. Love to chat about the future of schooling and about preparing students for success in a different world of work in a rapidly changing world.

Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
N212

14:05

Girls & STEM: Inclusion, Equity, and Action
Are there ways that work to interest more girls in STEM, and keep them interested? How can schools address a gender disparity problem that impacts college, jobs, and every walk of life? This session will explore research, resources, and best practices to involve girls of all ages in STEM.

Participants will learn about the potential to bring new tools and technology to learning spaces to support hands-on learning across all grades and curriculum – plus areas that are of particular interest to girls, such as inventions that help people, sewable electronics, e-textiles, bio-materials, citizen science, and community projects. Hands-on projects and tools can engage girls (and all learners) in STEM activities that matter.

We will explore how the collaborative, tinkering nature of global revolutions like the maker movement, open source, and project-based learning dovetails with girls ability to work collaboratively and in a connected way. Creating a culture  of inclusion and equity goes well beyond the lessons in a classroom or buying the right tools and technology.

Culture must be co-created and supported in multiple ways and over the long term. It is not just a once a year training, or one-time special opportunities for girls.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

My motto: Empower the learner.I write, speak, and advocate around the world for authentic learning using technology. I’m co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, a new book advocating innovative learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “bible of the Maker Movement in schools”.As the Principal Advisor to Stanford... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
N207 (Steelcase Interactive Classroom)

14:05

STEM Integration in Primary Years Mathematics
This presentation will unpack our school's journey integrating science and technology into primary mathematics learning. We have taken four key areas - science (material world), technology (construction), computer science (coding), and design (architecture). These have been used as authentic contexts in which to situate mathematics learning. The journey so far has thrown up some very interesting points. These include:
  • the need for comprehensive skill development for teachers 
  • the need for an overall structure that gives guidance to teachers 
  • the absolute potential for student engagement 
  • the potential for switching reluctant maths learners into active participants 
The integration of these project and challenge based learning initiatives has taken place alongside regular number knowledge and strategy instruction. Meaning that we haven't taken a 'baby out with the bathwater' approach. While this is early days in our journey the experience so far is too good not to share!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Crowhurst

Paul Crowhurst

Deputy Principal, Cockle Bay School
I have been a school leader for 7 years and am a passionate advocate for innovating and engaging classroom practice. I believe that all teachers (including school leaders) should be on a pathway of continuous improvement, and that improvement should always have a focus on student learning through vibrant classroom practice. I enjoy coaching and mentoring teachers toward this end, with a particular focus on mathematics learning and inquiry. My... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
N206

14:05

Amplify!: Ownership of Learning in the English Classroom
What happens when students take charge of their own learning? In a quest to answer this question, two middle school ELA teachers researched and implemented strategies to foster student voice and choice into their day-to-day teaching.

In this workshop, we will share those experiences with you and give you the chance to consider the application of these ideas to your own context. The aim of this session is that you leave with a set of tools and ideas to implement straight away, from simple shifts in practice to more ambitious projects.

Speakers
avatar for Abena Bailey

Abena Bailey

ELA / Digital Literacy Teacher, Saigon South International School
My teaching philosophy is based in the belief that we have to equip learners not only with knowledge - which seems ever-changing in these fast-moving times - but also the skills to interact with the world. | I also believe we should tap into students' interests and characters: an engaged learner is 'present' in more ways than one, and ever-increasing amounts of research point to the fact that relationships are the most important | thing in... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Beals

Natalie Beals

MS English Teacher, Saigon South International School
Vietnam, English, language arts, global learning


Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
N208

14:05

Drama: The Learning Technology
The core of our presentation is to incorporate Drama into our 21st Century classrooms. In today's classroom there is often an overpowering emphasis on incorporating technology tools, meanwhile the physical process of critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving can fall into the background. Drama as a learning technology can bring these skills back into focus. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore this idea through an interactive drama session; showing first hand how drama can be used as a learning tool.

The takeaway message is to bring ALL of the 21st Century learning skills back into focus, away from the sole reliance on digital tools. We will explore incorporating 21st Century learning tools whether they be digital, physical, vocal or artistic.

Speakers
avatar for Adrianna Mahoney

Adrianna Mahoney

Teacher, Delia School of Canada
avatar for Wesley Roes

Wesley Roes

Teacher, Delia School of Canada


Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
N211

14:05

Workshop B
Friday March 10, 2017 14:05 - 15:05
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

15:05

Coffee Break
Friday March 10, 2017 15:05 - 15:20
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

15:20

Nearpod與中文教學 (CHINESE STRAND)

簡介:
       Nearpod是一個可在電腦、iPad及手機三種設備上使用的平台,老師可通過Nearpod進行課堂教學,同時也可以利用它創建多媒體課件,便於學生在課餘時間靈活應用,鞏固課堂所學。

課堂流程:

安裝Nearpod Apps                                                                                          5分鐘
Nearpod課堂活動                                                                                          10分鐘
介紹Nearpod的常用功能及中文課件常用素材                                               10分鐘
老師現場製作Nearpod課件                                                                            10分鐘
請兩位老師利用Nearpod課件進行現場教學                                                   15分鐘
介紹進階功能(報告、現場分享、即時活動、學生進度)                             10分鐘


Speakers
avatar for Yan Shen

Yan Shen

Chinese Teacher, Kingston International School
IB PYP Chinese Teacher with experience of using digital tools to engage students' learning of Chinese and IB PYP program.
avatar for Lini Zheng

Lini Zheng

Chinese Teacher, Kingston International School
Hi there, I am Lini Zheng. I am a Chinese teacher of Kingston International School. I start to use ICT in teaching Chinese not long, but I am keen to share the knowledge or experience with you. See you in the conference!


Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
S222

15:20

The 'Mona Lisa Effect': Digging for Treasure on the Student Data Map
The best schools collect and use a triangulated dataset on every child. They make use of robust, standardised data on students’ aptitude, attainment and attitudes. This is how they are able to personalise learning.

This presentation explores this data-triangle, focusing on the stories it tells – and, in particular, how, through smart andstrategic interventions, we, as teachers, can change the endings. Come and learn about #themonalisaeffect, and how it can help catalyse and maximise both achievement and wellbeing for every student in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Savage

Matthew Savage

Secondary Headteacher, International Community School
Currently Secondary Headteacher at International Community School (Jordan), and formerly Deputy Head of School at Bromsgrove International School, Matthew has previously been Secondary Principal at the International School Brunei and at Danube International School Vienna, where he gained experience of all three IB programmes. | | A graduate of Oxford University, with 13 years of middle and senior leadership experience in the UK comprehensive... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
N205

15:20

OneNote: The Ultimate Classroom Accessory for the 21st Century Learner.

Join Ormiston College’s secondary school teachers, Ashley Perkins and Rowena Taylor as they share their experiences with Office 365 OneNote Class Notebook Creator.  In this interactive session, they will share practical strategies and examples of how they have created real time digital portfolios with their students.

They will demonstrate how to create:

  • A central teacher content library
  • An interactive collaboration space to facilitate group work
  • Real time teacher and peer feedback using multimodal tools

In this session delegates will explore:

  • How to create dynamic real time digital portfolios using text, annotations, audio and video tools
  • Practical strategies to use in the classroom

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Perkins

Ashley Perkins

Senior Biology & Chemistry Teacher, Ormiston College
Project based learning, and the meaningful use of ICT including Class notebook & One note.
avatar for Rowena Taylor

Rowena Taylor

Teacher, Ormiston College
I am a Science Teacher at Ormiston College. I am passionate about 21st Century Learning and innovation. My students are my priority so I am focused on improving their experiences in the class room and preparing them for life in an ever changing world.


Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
N206

15:20

STEAM Mini-Keynote Session
Drones in Education (Lian Pin Koh)

Drones are taking the world by storm and educators are increasingly interested in how they can use them to create authentic learning experiences. Dr. Lian Pin Koh from the University of Adelaide will describe how he has adapted drones to protect the world’s forests and wildlife. The techniques Dr. Koh has used can be applied to the K-12 education contexts allowing students to engage in real science and discover more about the bigger world around them.

To Fix the STEM Skills Shortage, We Must Close the Gender Gap (Kimberly Mecham)

Explore the correlation between the shortage of STEM workers and the gender gap that exists in these fields. She will explain how starting STEM education early can address both issues and offer strategies for integrating STEM lessons into K – 8 curriculums by providing examples of how educators at St. Thomas School have integrated STEM into students’ academic journeys from an early age.

Why the 'A' in STEAM (Brittany Morgan & Peter Hennigar)

The importance of the arts in a scientific approach to learning. When we realized that design thinking, scientific process, implementing visual art techniques, etc.  were are all based on the same pedagogical approaches – we decided to integrate them together as much as possible. This had a direct impact on our student’s learning. The marriage of the artistic & scientific thinking allows us to give real world context to learning.

The 'M' in STEAM (Tim Carrell)

How can we use opportunities in other school subjects to reinforce the idea that mathematics plays a role in everything. How does computer technology provide a bridge to access wider applications of mathematics and what are the essential and most important skills for mathematics students now and in the future. Many fields of Mathematics benefit from context. The situation provides meaning. More and more the calculations are becoming trivial and can be automated, but asking good questions, finding an approach, good data and using or communicating results with understanding becomes very important.

What the E? - Demystifying Engineering in STEAM (Sylvia Martinez)

The engineering design process is the heart of innovative learning and invention. Examples and resources will be shared that put the E in STEAM. Engineering can and should occur across the curriculum with a wide variety of materials and experiences to support equity and inclusion. 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Carrell

Tim Carrell

Vice Principal, King George V School
avatar for Peter Hennigar

Peter Hennigar

Head of Science, Shekou International School
Peter is a passionate maker & science teacher that is still practicing his personal art form through the media of photography using elements & principles of design to capture his travels and the microscopic world. Instagram: @phennigar Twitter: @petehennigar
LP

Lian Pin Koh

University of Adelaide
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

My motto: Empower the learner.I write, speak, and advocate around the world for authentic learning using technology. I’m co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, a new book advocating innovative learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “bible of the Maker Movement in schools”.As the Principal Advisor to Stanford... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Mecham

Kimberly Mecham

Director of Information & Communication Technology, St. Thomas School
Kimberly Mecham is the Director of Information and Communication Technology at St. Thomas School in Medina, Washington.  Before joining the world of education, she was an IT Product Manager at Microsoft, where she worked on leading edge, award winning software solutions for Human Resources.  Taking her passion for innovation, productivity, and communications, Kimberly has lead the transformation of teaching and learning via technology at St... Read More →
avatar for Brittany Morgan

Brittany Morgan

MS HS Virtual Art, Shekou International School
Brittany is a visual art teacher who studied Neuroscience who still practices her own art form through large scale paintings and drawings, whose subject matter is heavily influenced by the sciences. “ Artists and scientists never really get an opportunity to communicate. Scientists often see themselves as not being creative and artists often see themselves as being non- scientific….and thats absolutely not the case. Technical skill plus... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
N201

15:20

Admin, WTF? (Where's the Fun?)

"Don't do as I do; do as I say." I used to say this to my students when I goofed up during coaching or even giving a speech in debate and would do the exact same thing that I tell them NOT to do.  As coaches we expect our students to run faster, climb higher, keep up stamina far better than we do with the proper techniques; as educators, we do our best to teach our students to not bore the audience, share engagingly, ask the "So What?" in everything that they do.  

Let's pause and reflect: do we do that as leaders? What do we do with inspired and excited teachers when the come back from empowering conferences with big ideas? How and what can we gather as "data" to keep that positive momentum strong?

Come explore ways to find a balance between what we know is awesome and what we feel we must do in the current structure of education that places emphasis on the prestige of traditional programs.  Let's try to do what makes sense, empowering our teachers to run faster, climb higher and not lose steam… and do it with them.


Speakers
avatar for Liz Cho

Liz Cho

Director of Curriculum, Gyeonggi Suwon International School (GSIS)
Liz Cho has been an educator since 2003, taking on various leadership roles especially in the recent 7 years. She is currently the Director of Curriculum at Gyeonggi Suwon International School (GSIS) in Korea, not too far outside the city limits of Seoul. She is passionate about empowering teachers to see themselves as leaders, and she is an avid believer in the power of servant leadership. Don't worry, this doesn't mean she is servile - she's... Read More →
avatar for Mark McElroy

Mark McElroy

Director of Learning Innovation, Shekou International School
China


Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
N207 (Steelcase Interactive Classroom)

15:20

Using the ISTE Standards to Develop Capacity Amongst your Teachers

 In this session, we will take a deep look at the teaching and learning impacts of educational technology as means of developing teachers’ capacity. We will utilize the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) standards for teachers as basis for our discussion.

With a specific focus on teaching, we will discuss how to develop academic programs through resource allocation, professional development, pedagogic support, and focusing on academic and non-academic student learning outcomes. We’ll discuss specific teacher attributes, attitudes, and skills need to develop successful educational technology programs.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Harris

Matt Harris

Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School of Jakarta
Indonesia


Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
N208

15:20

Escape Room: A Multi-Disciplinary Project

  1. My presentation will begin with a story of my experience with escape room and how I choose to use this in my programming class as it's core project.
  2. The bulk of my presentation will be on the conversations I have had with my colleagues and sharing what I think are the endless cross-curricular projects that could be taken and adapted using the escape room idea.
  3. I would also like to share and show some of the projects to my audience and have them try out some of the escape rooms my students created last year and if possible this year.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Leung

Benjamin Leung

High School Head of Computer Science & Technology, American International School


Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
S223

15:20

STEAM-y Video: How STEAM Video Resources Can Power a Flipped Classroom
STEAM Resources span the full spectrum of media types. Let Infobase show you how streaming video and interactives can power a digital classroom and cover Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics in an engaging, effective and affordable package that can be used across many of your school's grade ranges.

Speakers
JF

Jonathan Fredman

Infobase Australia
avatar for Ben Jacobs

Ben Jacobs

Director, Infobase
I've been in publishing since 1990 and began my journey into the world of educational technology in 1999 when we published our first ebooks. I'm passionate about the ways in which new technologies can enrich students experiences and enhance a love of learning and, even, reading.


Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
N204

15:20

Student Led Innovation

Many believe innovative ideas come to a select few, but in reality innovation is the result of persistent effort. Design Thinking is a versatile approach to sparking innovation through a sequential process and is fast becoming an essential literacy. This session will showcase the Double Diamond Model (Design Council, 2015) and how this thinking routine 
can empower learners of all ages to innovate and think divergently about seeking and solving problems.

Walk away from this session with an insight into Design Thinking and its application to harnessing the power of student voice. Using human centred design principles to develop enterprise wide strategy to better meet the needs of learners.  Participants will leave this session with a deeper understanding of Design Thinking and how it can be used to promote STEAM across the lower and middle years as well as the development of strategic direction of Firbank Grammar school, Melbourne, Australia.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Mears

Paul Mears

Director of Digital Learning, Firbank Grammar School
Paul is the Director of Digital Learning and forms part of the senior leadership team at Firbank Grammar School in Melbourne. He has previously held leadership and change management positions in schools both in Australia and internationally, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UK. In 2015, Paul was appointed as the National Director of Online Learning for Pearson Australia where he provided consultancy to schools and regions on the development... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
N211

15:20

Teaching for Student Agency: Towards a School Culture that Empowers Student Agency

The students of today will enter a world full of new challenges and exciting opportunities. Schools are beginning to recognise this through learning programmes that focus on the long-life skills and dispositions that children will need to become problem finders and solvers in this age of innovation.

Teaching for creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, compassion and communication skills is increasingly the norm but our students need more. Tomorrow's students must be agents for change, empowered by understandings of their capacity to learn, problem solve, take affirmative action and guide their destinies.

This demands teaching for student agency. This presentation will outline how powerful pedagogy and school culture has been used to achieve this. 


Speakers
avatar for Nigel Coutts

Nigel Coutts

Year Coordinator, Redlands
Cultivator of thinking, creativity, deep understanding and a love of life long learning. I challenge my students to ask questions that matter and to trust in their abilities to find answers. I believe learning occurs within environments that demand high order thinking with scaffolding to enable success and responsible risk taking. Learning is a partnership between learners who celebrate it as an integral part of life. Modern learners have the... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
N203

15:20

The Cold Hard Facts about Choice & Play

Have you ever experienced a kindergarten student talk passionately about what they learned and did in school?

Most children begin their schooling careers with a sense of awe and anticipation. But research reveals that the longer students stay in school, the less likely they are to attend and feel engaged in their classes often because they lack a sense of agency over their own learning.

Providing students with choices is empowering. Having fun can lead to more effective information processing and long-term memory storage. Self-directed learning can aid in the development of original work, collaboration, and confidence as knowledge-builders.

This interactive workshop draws on brain-based research about the learning process and will immerse participants in authentic examples of classroom projects and strategies focused on fostering students’ independence through choice and play.

Slideshow: bit.ly/2mKSYlL 
Choice Activities: bit.ly/2lJtAh5
Contact Info: bit.ly/2mGD3oo


Speakers
avatar for Cris Turple

Cris Turple

MYP Language and Literature Teacher, Canadian International School
MYP Language and Literature Teacher | Canadian International School, Singapore


Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
N212

15:20

Workshop C
Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

16:20

Transition Time
Friday March 10, 2017 16:20 - 16:30
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

16:30

Keynote: International Surveys as a Source of Information on Good Practices in Education (OECD)

Dr. Gomendio will discuss the ongoing work that the OECD carries out measuring educational outcomes around the world, and what these results mean for effective professional development. She will analyse implications for the use of technology in education and how schools and educators should respond to the data.


Speakers
avatar for Montserrat Gomendio

Montserrat Gomendio

Deputy Director (Education & Skills), OECD
Ms. Gomendio works with the Director to support the Secretary-General’s strategic orientations in the area of education and skills with the aim to help countries strengthen employability, social participation and inclusiveness and to build effective and efficient educational institutions to make reform happen. She ensures effective collaboration with other areas at the OECD dealing with common issues. Ms. Gomendio was Secretary of State... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 16:30 - 17:15
N201

17:15

Day 1 of Conference Ends
Friday March 10, 2017 17:15 - 17:30
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

17:30

Transition to Buses
Friday March 10, 2017 17:30 - 17:40
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

17:30

17:45

18:00

Conference Social
Friday March 10, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Azure, Hotel LKF by Rhombus Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central

18:30

Steelcase VIP Cocktail Ends
Friday March 10, 2017 18:30 - 18:31
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

21:00

Conference Social Ends
Friday March 10, 2017 21:00 - 21:15
Azure, Hotel LKF by Rhombus Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
 
Saturday, March 11
 

08:30

Registration
Saturday March 11, 2017 08:30 - 09:00
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

09:00

Integrate Technology & PBL into the Chinese Classroom to Amplify Student-Centered Learning (CHINESE STRAND)
With the rapid development of information technology in the 21st century, students need to be cultivated to be a generation with good Communication,Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity skills, in order to lay the foundation for their independent thinking and lifelong learning. In the traditional language class, students are often in a condition of absorbing the knowledge passively, lacking of active thinking.

The presentation aims to break from the traditional teacher-centred model to create more active student-centred model, leveraging technology and project-based learning to cultivate more engaged and active learning, as well as applying connected learning and visible thinking to amplify the inquiry learning.

Speakers
avatar for May Li

May Li

Learning Technology Assistant, Renaissance College
Hello, my name is May. I studied educational technology in both bachelor and master program, and graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2013. Currently, I work in an international school in Hong Kong. I am excited to see how technology empowers students’ creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. I am devoting myself in helping teachers and students to enhance their teaching and learning with technology. I work... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
N208

09:00

Adventures in School Management Software
In this workshop, Mel Varga and Ross Parker will present the story of their experiences with the Gibbon school platform, an open source system designed to make schools better. Starting in September 2015, Mel has worked to lead The International School Macau's effort to move from a proprietary school system to Gibbon, with the result that TIS now boasts a free, flexible, community driven and highly usable suit of software for staff, student and parent use.

By leveraging skills already existing within their school, TIS are now working to give back to the Gibbon community.  Faced with a similar decision matrix at International College Hong Kong in 2010, Ross found reliable, flexible and mature open source solutions for schools to be lacking, and so set out on the journey of creating Gibbon. Building on prior experience of building and deploying school platforms, Ross was able to offer the essentials that most schools seek, as well as some innovative functionality, but quickly encountered setbacks in driving adoption of open source systems in school. This workshop tracks the development of Gibbon from conception, through development, to adoption.

This session is aimed at educators who are keen to get more out of their school's systems and data, regardless of their job title or experience in such areas. Attendees are invited to consider what offers a better fit for education: corporate software driven by profits, or a community of practitioners building free software to meet their own needs and push forward their own practice.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Parker

Ross Parker

ICHK, Technology Director
Ross Parker is a teacher with a passion for engaging students around understanding, using, demystifying and building computer technologies. As a passionate creator of technology, Ross has spent 10 years involved in designing and coding school software. Most recently, Ross has been focusing his coding energies into founding and building Gibbon (https://gibbonedu.org), the open source school platform. In addition to teaching, Ross is responsible... Read More →
avatar for Mel Varga

Mel Varga

Technology Integration Coordinator, The International School of Macao
Mel is the Technology Integration Coordinator at the International School of Macao (TIS) where his role has him working directly with teachers to find ways to incorporate technology with their pedagogy. Previously, he was the High School Division Coordinator at TIS.   Specific areas of interest include Smartphones, G-Suite, Learning Spaces and Gibbon EDU. He regularly performs in-house PD sessions at TIS and has previously presented at 21CLHK... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
N205

09:00

Student Use of Spreadsheets for AfL
Technology can provide one of the most effective ways of aiding students self assessment and reflection. When used with assessment for learning techniques staff can use data to frame conversations for learning, planning learning and having great overviews of classes and whole cohorts.

We will be looking at how to set up an electronic learning checklist system or electronic test review system that is bespoke to your course and allows students to reflect thoroughly on their work, understand where they need to improve and know how to do so. Having a good grasp of what is in your course, where you are in it is and being able to track and access that is a huge advantage to students and parents.

I am a Maths specialist that has used Google Sheets and Google Classroom but it is not a prerequisite that you use Google nor is the technique applicable only to Maths.

Speakers
AS

Andrew Sharpe

Digital Learning Coach, Garden International School


Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
N203

09:00

Creative Thinking in the Digital Age: A Close look at Coding, Games & Concept Mapping
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kari Stubbs

Dr. Kari Stubbs

Vice President Learning and Innovation, BrainPOP
All things BrainPOP! Digital content. Educational Games. Global learning. Make-a-Movie. Make-a-Map.


Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
N207 (Steelcase Interactive Classroom)

09:00

Digital Writing for Digital Age Students: Using Online Resources for Modern Writing
This session will cover Google's digital research tools like Google Docs for writing and collaborative writing, Scholar, Google Books, and  and some non-Google tools that interface with Google Apps like Zotero. Participants will learn how to use these tools with students for research writing in the digital age.

Then the session will cover improving the digital writing with Google Docs and a range of third-party browser-based apps that work with Google Apps to refine academic writing. These include LexTutor, Analyse My Writing, StoryToolz and a few other such useful writing apps. Taken collectively this session will equip participants with a full digital age research and writing eco system that can easily be passed on to students for efficient and easy academic writing.

Speakers
avatar for Rab Paterson

Rab Paterson

Principle Instructor, Toyo University - UCLA Extension Center for Global Education
The full university type bio statement is further below but basically I am very interested in education / learning technology, digital design and all forms of digital / information / media / multimedia / visual literacy. I'm also interested in sustainable lifestyles and of course beer and whisky - well I am a Scot! | | Here's the official type bio. | | I am the current President, Conference Co-Chair, and Webmaster of the Asia Association for... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
N204

09:00

Seamless Formative Assessment Using Microsoft Forms
Looking for digital formative assessment that gives you immediate group data as well as results for individual students without even leaving Office 365?  Microsoft Forms can take formative assessment to a new level.  Insert pictures, videos. Full-blown math equation editor. The features are all there. Share your formative quiz with a colleague, or better yet, edit it together at the same time. All is possible, and if your students are logged in to Office 365, the results are authenticated. No confusion or prank names. Works for PD too, and as a great free alternative to SurveyMonkey for a school, all at no charge. Bring a laptop or tablet and we will go hands on and check out the very latest updates to Forms. It was just updated again March 3rd, so come get your hands on the latest and greatest.

Forms instantly visualizes the big picture for each class with graphs and charts, plus drills down to learn which specific students had trouble, by name. There's branching logic, to customize the quiz for kids having trouble or who have mastered the content. Microsoft Forms was designed specifically for education. Individualize learning based on data rather than hunches! All seamlessly built into your school's Office 365. 

Slides from session: http://tinyurl.com/21CLForms


Speakers
avatar for Robert Bauer

Robert Bauer

Director of Technology, American International School of Guangzhou
Robert Bauer is Director of Technology at the American International School of Guangzhou. The school has fully implemented Office 365 in an all Mac environment and celebrates the communication, collaboration and creativity this has brought to students and faculty. Robert is an MIEExpert and MIE Trainer. Touch base on Twitter @rbauerkenya and let's connect. AISG has learned how to maximize Office 365 for Mac-based schools. We're happy to share... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
N206

09:00

Simulating History: Digital Role Play
Simulations... and Engagement... and Bears... Oh My!

Demonstrating how a custom made digital simulation can be linked to classroom content.
  • How video and board games were used to inspire a year-long custom-made simulation using Google Docs and Sheets
  • How a simulation can be directly linked with the learning standards
  • How a simulation can encourage independent as well as peer to peer learning
  • How a simulation can significantly increase student engagement and help them to apply their learning
  • How to create smaller and large scale simulations for any subject and how to link them together to create a single larger learning experience
See the presentation website for details, images and videos of the simulation in action - https://dodeslis.wixsite.com/21clchk-preview

Speakers
avatar for Christiaan Dodemont

Christiaan Dodemont

Humanities / IT Teacher, American International School
avatar for Michael Quemby

Michael Quemby

Humanities Teacher, American International School
Teach psychology and history. Was a social worker for teens with developmental disabilities before becoming a teacher. | Canadian and worked in England for three years before coming to Hong Kong.


Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
N209

09:00

KEYNOTE: Fostering Collaborative Creativity & Problem-Solving Competencies in Everyday Teaching & Learning

A major global educational challenge today lies with the question of how schooling systems and educators can more effectively scaffold the development of the ‘new knowledge economy’ competencies such as creativity and collaboration in learners, at both the individual and collective levels.

On this front, two imperative questions continue to confound educators: How can we make visible or ‘see’ 21st century competencies (21CC) in everyday teaching and learning? What are some ways that we can identify and foster 21CC as they occur dynamically in students’ peer interactions during the process of learning? This workshop engages directly with these challenging questions.

In this workshop, Dr. Tan will introduce participants to a key 21CC, namely, collaborative creativity in team problem-solving. Using research-based evidence, she will share a dialogic framework that can be used to analyse students’ talk-in-interactions during problem-solving, and show how successful and unsuccessful teams differ in their talk patterns throughout their problem-solving process. This will lead into discussions with participants on how collaborative creativity in team problem-solving may be cultivated through a dialogic learning and teaching approach.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Pei-Ling Tan

Jennifer Pei-Ling Tan

Research Scientist (Creativity, 21st Century Literacies & Learning), National Institute of Education
Dr. Jen Tan is a Research Scientist and Assistant Dean (Knowledge Mobilisation) at the Office of Education Research in the National Institute of Education, Singapore. She specializes in techno-pedagogical and curriculum innovations aimed at assessing and fostering 21C literacies and dispositions in learners, particularly collaborative creativity, criticality and problem-solving. Dr. Tan has more than 15 years of experience in education research... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
N201

09:00

Starting Young: Financial Literacy in the 21st Century
Focus Question: What common criteria do successful early financial literacy programs exhibit and how can we ensure that these are emulated in our primary schools?

Details from my study - “Starting Young!” An international study of successful primary school Financial Literacy programs.

Examine the latest research in preparing students for a successful financial future.

Practical ideas to implement in the 21st classrooms including adding financial considerations into STEAM.

Speakers
avatar for Nicki Chaffey

Nicki Chaffey

Assistant Principal & Instructional Leader, Narranga Public School


Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
N202

09:00

Lend Them your Ear: The Digitally Empowered Student in the Elementary Classroom

Classrooms are digitally empowering students. The tools we use to give students a voice in the classroom are changing. This is creating opportunities for teachers, as they try to extend the student voice in their learning spaces. Participants will be challenged to digitally reimagine their own lessons to facilitate empowerment within their students.

At the end of the presentation participants will:

  • Understand how digital tasks can be created with a structured or open inquiry

  • Have an understanding of how to empower students through Email, Hyperdocs and New Google Sites (if time allows)

  • Understand that digital citizenship is the foundation of digital student empowerment


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Harnett

Andrew Harnett

Grade 3 Teacher, Hong Kong International School
Hong Kong
avatar for Mandy Hollingshead

Mandy Hollingshead

Music Teacher, The ISF Academy
Hong Kong


Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
N211

09:00

Self Awareness Through Mindfulness
Understanding one's brain, one's emotions, how each part of the brain plays a role in how and when we process and don't process information. I will mainly speak about learning how to understand our functioning and why we function that way. And spend some time dispelling some myths around Mindfulness and how it is not what we assume it to be.

Speakers
avatar for Devangana Mishra

Devangana Mishra

HS Advisor/ Learning Support Specialist, The Harbour School
I love the human brain. I spend hours researching and reading about how and what can one do to be at their optimal place. I love to teach and bring out the uniqueness which lies within each one of my students. I create strong-minded, opinionated, optimistic young dreamers for a living.


Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
N212

09:00

What Are We Really Doing Online?
How do seemingly smart people behave so un-intelligently online? What is it about the online world that makes us suspend our disbelief in reality, increase our faculty of denial and put us in situations we would not normally find ourselves in the "offline world". Are we putting too much faith in the people on the other side of the screen, and how do we get the message across to students that things aren't always the way they appear?

This presentation will look at a recent case in Singapore involving an online dating scam and how two people were arrested, three hearts were broken, and one person became so much wiser into what is really going on online.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Newberry

Rob Newberry

Director of Education Technology, Chatsworth International School
Singapore


Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
N210

09:00

Workshop D
Saturday March 11, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

10:00

Coffee & Snacks
Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

10:30

E-learning for Self Directed Learning in Chinese 使用與中文科有關的電子工具達至自主學習 (CHINESE STRAND)

Explore the possible ways of teaching Chinese language interactively and collaboratively with the aid of technology, so as to enhance students 'learning efficacy both inside and outside the classroom, and to improve students' initiative to broaden their learning content.

Participants will learn and share the use of technology inside and outside the Chinese learning classroom, thereby explore the transformation of Chinese curriculum in the 21st century.

探討如何透過互聯網上的互動與協作進行中國語文學習,從而增進學生於課堂內外的學習效益,並提高學生主動拓寬學習內容的自主學習態度。工作坊中將會介紹中文科在課堂前後的學習活動,以提高學生的參與度,最終達至自主學習狀態。

參與者在此工作坊將認識及分享課堂內外使用電子工具協助中文學習的方法,如Quizlet, Padlet, Seesaw, Edmodo等,進而探討中文科課程在21世紀的轉變。

Speakers
avatar for Krystle Chan

Krystle Chan

Teacher, Hong Kong Baptist University Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary & Primary School


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
N208

10:30

Panel Discussion: Data in Education More Art than Science?
With schools and teachers able to access more data than ever before, together with the growing adoption of digital technology, there is an increasing sense that learning and teaching is something that can be measured and quantified. Hear panelists from academic, media and schools share their points of view and ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Alcock

Marie Alcock

President, Learning Systems Associates
As president of Learning Systems Associates, Dr. Marie Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. Her work focuses on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  She has spent the last twenty years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and public advocate. She is the founder Tomorrow’s Education Network – a nonprofit dedicated to connecting the greater community... Read More →
avatar for Tony Brandenburg

Tony Brandenburg

Global Consultant, ISTE
Tony is a freelance consultant with responsibility for several high profile global programs, focusing on professional learning, teacher standards and system change. He manages the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) global initiatives, the ISTE global outreach program and ISTE’s global education partnership and collaborators’ agenda, he is employed as a consultant to UNESCO and provides consultancy support to number... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Savage

Matthew Savage

Secondary Headteacher, International Community School
Currently Secondary Headteacher at International Community School (Jordan), and formerly Deputy Head of School at Bromsgrove International School, Matthew has previously been Secondary Principal at the International School Brunei and at Danube International School Vienna, where he gained experience of all three IB programmes. | | A graduate of Oxford University, with 13 years of middle and senior leadership experience in the UK comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Pei-Ling Tan

Jennifer Pei-Ling Tan

Research Scientist (Creativity, 21st Century Literacies & Learning), National Institute of Education
Dr. Jen Tan is a Research Scientist and Assistant Dean (Knowledge Mobilisation) at the Office of Education Research in the National Institute of Education, Singapore. She specializes in techno-pedagogical and curriculum innovations aimed at assessing and fostering 21C literacies and dispositions in learners, particularly collaborative creativity, criticality and problem-solving. Dr. Tan has more than 15 years of experience in education research... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
N201

10:30

Extracting Data from Malaysia's Largest School Enquiry
It’s difficult enough to extract assessment data from normal lessons in normal classrooms, but imagine the challenge to extract data when the whole school is working on enquiry-based learning with groups across year groups and ability ranges and this feedback needs to be in as close real-time as possible.  

In effect, you have to mark 740 assignments in less than 60 seconds! Naturally, you have no budget for this, no server and no MIS system to support you! Impossible? Not if you know how to harness the power of Google Apps.   

In this presentation, the team that put together the 21st Century Innovative Learning program of the year show you how you can assess, report and share in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee.

Speakers
avatar for James Abela

James Abela

Lead Teacher of Computer Science, Garden International School
I have been working in IT since 1998, firstly in the industry and now as a Computing teacher in Malaysia. Along the way I have published a number of books, journal articles and written for Linux User. | | I have spoken at numerous events including the Raspberryjam at Cambridge University, Scratch Day East, Google, BETT, Miranda Mods, 21st Century Learning and Teachmeets. | I have been a long time member of Computing At School, am a fellow of... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
N202

10:30

Digitally Flipping your Classroom
Using digital tools to flip the classroom and provide individualized learning.

Enable students to revisit materials, find answers to frequent questions, connect with students from around the globe, and excel at their own pace using websites, online resources, and short instructional videos, exemplars, and other privately resources shared through Drive/Cloud.

Speakers
avatar for David Niermeier

David Niermeier

Primar Music Teacher, Renaissance College
Music


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
N209

10:30

Maximize Learning Through Evidence-Based Course Design & the Thoughtful Use of Technology
We live in a culture where digital technology is pervasive.  For educators, this often translates into is a subtle level of pressure to maximize the use of digital technology in course design.

This presentation will focus on evidence-based course design as a decision-making tool for the integration of digital technology. An emphasis will be placed on strategies/tools that faculty can employ to enhance student learning.  

Participants will be provided with a digital document that summarizes all of the strategies presented with links to additional web-based resources.  Buckle up for a digital journey!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Garner

Brad Garner

Director of Faculty Enrichment, Indiana Wesleyan University
Brad Garner serves as director of Faculty Enrichment in the Center for Learning and Innovation at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). He is a frequent speaker at conferences across North America and Europe. Currently, he leads faculty enrichment on his campus. Prior to moving into higher education, his career was focused on program and faculty development in K-12 public school settings where he worked as a classroom teacher, school psychologist... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
N210

10:30

Playful Assessment: Leveraging Games in New Ways
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kari Stubbs

Dr. Kari Stubbs

Vice President Learning and Innovation, BrainPOP
All things BrainPOP! Digital content. Educational Games. Global learning. Make-a-Movie. Make-a-Map.


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
N207 (Steelcase Interactive Classroom)

10:30

The Research Project - A Workflow Using Google Apps
From using different word processing skills to how to present their learning effectively and receiving feedback from around the world using social media, this workshop walks through a workflow on how teachers can use different Google Apps on a research project with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Poth

Richard Poth

Instructional Technology Coach, Korea International School
South Korea


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
N211

10:30

The Trials & Tribulations of Building a Virtual Classroom
This presentation would be in two parts:

The first part will be led by Sophie Hidden, who will present different ways that Office 365 tools have been used by different departments in the school. From Forms to Sway, and OneNote to PPT mix, how useful they are and how can they be used in different subject areas.

The second part of this session will be led by Chris Stanley - Deputy Head (Academics) at Dulwich College Beijing - will talk about his experiences setting up a Blended Maths programme. What are the benefits/pitfalls/issues in setting up a new approach to learning.

This presentation would summarise the work that the resident 'ICT Champions' have been doing 'beta' testing different educational technologies into their classroom. These individuals are volunteers from different departments across the school that are pioneering the use of EdTech in their classrooms. There has already been widespread trials using OneNote in Science and Economics classrooms and PPT mix videos in Art. We hope to trial additional 365 tools over the next few months to see how they can improve both the teacher and  students teaching and learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sophie Hidden

Dr. Sophie Hidden

Head of Biology and EdTech Integrator for Senior School, Dulwich College Beijing
avatar for Chris Stanley

Chris Stanley

Deputy Head (Academic), Dulwich College Beijing
Educational interests include .... | STEAM | Personalised/Blended Learning | Office 365 | Microsoft Surface use in Education | Creating a digital classroom | Creating videos for education | Microsoft Classroom | Curriculum building | Mathematics teaching


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
N206

10:30

Twitter: Learning is Happening

In this presentation, we will explore how Twitter is being used to connect, share, promote and extend the learning that is happening in our Elementary School. You will take away lots of tips and examples of how to best use Twitter in your school. Learn how to setup and use Twitter Lists for each Grade Level to enable better sharing and collaboration between teachers. We will explore ten ideas for using Twitter effectively to engage, inspire and connect. I will show you how to access your Twitter Analytics to see who is looking at your tweets and which tweets are the most popular. Twitter is one of the easiest ways to bring the world into your classroom. Twitter allows us to connect with authors, poets, journalists and parents to name a few. Parents are encouraged to bridge the connection between school and home life by following their child's learning and continuing the class conversation’s at home.  

Video:

IT in ES at International School Manila

Examples of Previous Presentations

How to implement Moodle online learning program
How to use OneNote effectively for planning and collaborating lessons
How to implement a 1:1 tablet program in MS/HS

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Phillips

Patrick Phillips

ES IT Coordinator, International School Manila
ES IT Coordinator at International School Manila. Previously in Vietnam and Beijing. | International Educator | Instructional Coach | Tech Trainer


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
N212

10:30

Transform Your IT Department in a Service Unit

Most IT departments in schools are focused on infrastructure, networking, devices, and uptime. However, to meet the needs a school focused on student learning the IT department should shift its focus service to the organization and its stakeholders. In this session, we will look internationally recognized frameworks for IT service orientation, ITIL and the ISO, to show


Speakers
avatar for Matt Harris

Matt Harris

Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School of Jakarta
Indonesia


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
N205

10:30

BreakoutEDU - Applied to Science
We will run a session about the concept of BreakoutEDU and how I've been designing some games for my Middle School Science lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Dura

Tony Dura

MS Science Teacher, United World College of South East Asia (Dover)
Spanish Globetrotter... last 8 years teaching in different cities in Asia, but traveled more than 35 countries and adding.. . Love to play guitar and music in general. Interested in "Gamification" and how to introduce it more often into my Science lessons...


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
N203

10:30

Integrating Layered Delivery Within the Learning By Doing Model
In our blinding desire to help and be professional, I believe that we  often do the students a disservice. We need to turn the tables and have them doing the work so we are free to guide their learning. I think every teacher no matter the teaching area, can turn students loose to explore, test, question and experiment their way to learning. Once students are doing that, the next step is to enrich the assessments.

When classroom projects are layered with multiple outcomes, students integrate and master many more skills for future application. Each assessed project delivers separate activities.  

  1. Workplace activities do not exist within an isolated vacuum. Most projects undertaken in the workplace are a blend of multiple skills.  Education requires outcomes to be clearly defined which has led to a careful listing of Learning Outcomes which can be easily identified and then assessed.
  2. As a result, assessments often target a single skill.
  3. The real world does not operate in this fashion.
  4. Students need to experience the integration of skills in projects now within the classroom so that they master the skill of integration before they enter the workplace.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Hall

Greg Hall

Senior Educator, RMIT, Vietnam
A lifetime divided between television production and education. I worked in television and owned my own production company. I taught English, Drama, Special Education and television production. | I expect my students to enjoy themselves and learn through simulated projects.


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
N204

10:30

Workshop E
Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

11:30

Transition Time
Saturday March 11, 2017 11:30 - 11:45
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

11:45

WLead Impromptu Meetup
Please meet in the Registration area G301. We have 20 box lunches that you can take with you and we'll walk together to the room. 

Speakers
avatar for Nicola Foote

Nicola Foote

Digital Learning Coach, Nexus International School (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Nici Foote is a Digital Learning Coach at Nexus International School, Singapore. Nici is proud to call herself a geek and believes that she has finally found her perfect role as a creative innovator. She is a natural collaborator and a passionate coach who loves all things digital. Although Nici focuses mainly within the primary team, she teaches digital skills to Year 7 as well as integrating within the secondary school as a digital coach.
avatar for Dana Specker Watts

Dana Specker Watts

Director of Innovation, 21st Century Learning International
As the Director of Innovation for 21st Century Learning, Dana Specker Watts collaborates on all aspects of 21st Century Learning from online courses, workshops and conferences with a view to providing support for schools for sustainable change. Dana is currently a Curriculum Leader at Hong Kong International School. While a tech coach at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, Dana lead the rollout of the region's first  1:1 iPad program with... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
G301

11:45

Lunch Session 1 Begins
Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

11:45

Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction - Teaching Chinese as a Second Language in a Thinking Classroom (CHINESE STRAND)

What kind of education is needed in the 21st century for our students to solve problems in today’s complex world?   “Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction” can develop the synergistic thinking of students, who will be able to transfer their conceptual understanding to new knowledge and to apply them in today’s ever-changing world.

  • How can teachers design a “Concept-Based” unit when teaching Chinese as a second language?

  • How can digital learning be used to create 'authentic tasks' that students can relate to real life experiences?

  • How to use Seesaw to enhense student's authentic leanring experience? 

This workshop will share experiences from classroom practice to invite a broader discussion.  


 




Speakers
avatar for Ms. Louisa Yen

Ms. Louisa Yen

Curriculum Project Leader /Chinese Teacher, Renaissance College
Ms. Louisa Yen is an experienced Chinese teacher from Renaissance College, Hong Kong. She has been teaching a wide range of IB Chinese courses to both Language A and B students in the MYP and DP for more than 10 years. Ms. Yen used to be the Community Service Coordinator to oversee the college’s service actions and currently she is the Curriculum Project Leader to look after Chinese curriculum planning and interdisciplinary coordination... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
N208

11:45

Curriculum Mapping with G Suite
Wouldn't it be great to create a flexible, collaborative and free Curriculum Mapping solution using the Google Apps for Education? It's now possible! This session will showcase how to develop your own curriculum mapping site and integrate various Google Apps, add-ons and scripts to make your dream possible!

Fanny Passeport (living in India) has been collaborating online and offline for a year to extend the power of the Google Apps and solve the problems of Curriculum Mapping.

The project is already being implemented at Washington International School with excellent results. She also has a Google+ Community of close to 500 members where she share step by step tutorials, infographics and discuss with members to constantly improve their tool.

Speakers

Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
N205

11:45

Strengthening the Classroom with Flexibility & Agility
This presentation will outline the quest and the findings of an Earcos Action Research project beginning in August to create a prototype High School classroom that addresses the needs of the 21st century learner in a small physical space.

The research will endeavor to answer the question, "Does the flexibility of learner spaces in the classroom through the use of agile furniture increase student engagement?"

The project is about rethinking the requirements of learning spaces to accommodate more collaboration with more agile furniture, encourage more creativity with more seating options and to integrate technology in a more intuitive way.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Stanhope

LeAnn Stanhope

High School English Teacher, American International School
Hong Kong


Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
N207 (Steelcase Interactive Classroom)

11:45

Using Data Effectively to Inform Teaching and Learning

This session will outline how the triangulation of data from assessments of ability, attitude and attainment helps schools to deliver a personalised teaching and learning experience.

Claire Dunn, GL Education’s International Manager, will refer to case study material and reports from GL Education’s range of assessments to outline how the data can help schools to:

  • Measure the cognitive ability of each individual, including EAL students
  • Personalise and differentiate teaching within classrooms
  • Identify Gifted and SEN students, as well as underachievers

The session will specifically address the challenge of evaluating the true abilities of EAL students and ensuring that they receive the support and challenge that will ensure the best possible outcome for each individual.


Speakers
avatar for Claire Dunn

Claire Dunn

International Manager, GL Education


Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
N206

11:45

Step Into The Lab: Differentiation, Documentation, Gamification. Oh, My!
Using a customizable gamification platform, we have transformed our curriculum and classroom. Students work as a pace that suits them; they are rewarded for "soft skills" like collaboration, advocation, creativity, and communication; they document and "prove" their learning with artifacts; make their own learning goals; and even have a little fun!

Join us as we explore together the possibilities for your content, classroom, and learning goals. Participants will use the platform to progress through the presentation.

Speakers
MC

Mark Crowell

MS Math Teacher, Saigon South International School


Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
N210

11:45

Student-Centered Learning: why it's easier (and more important) than you think
Everyone's talking about "student-centered learning", but what does it really mean? This session explores ways to put student-centered learning into practice by focusing on the long-term goal of developing self-directed, lifelong learners . We'll share examples of how using online LMS systems we can gradually make learning more active and authentic, while developing students' metacognition and responsibility for their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Julian Ridden

Julian Ridden

Product Strategy Manager (APAC), Instructure


Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
N204

11:45

Keynote: The Future of Learning

The 'Global Curriculum Project’ began in 2004 and the research initially created a scientific model for how the brain learns. This emerging model was then trialed in schools in Dubai, Australia and New Zealand over the last 12 years. The iterations and refinements of the model has resulted in the creation of a new framework for how we may design curriculum to be more efficient, effective and relevant for learners across the globe.

Curricula have historically described the subjects and the content that needs to be studied and tested but that notion is changing and emerging curricula is now addressing the capabilities and understanding that learners now need to become independent lifelong learners within an increasingly complex and technological world.

We have identified six domains that curriculum should now encompass and the diagram briefly describes these pairs of domains.

  1. School leadership and staff having clarity surrounding the purpose of school as a rationale for the transition in our focus to establishing learning as being central to our purpose.
  2. A focus on increasing the agency of the learner over their learning, which is underpinned by the competencies.
  3. The shift in how we view intelligence based on how the brain learns and how well we can apply the resulting optimal Learning Process.
  4. Understanding the role of technology and creating learning environments that are purposely optimised for learning and the application of the Learning Process.
  5. Assessment of educator practice using the Action Learning Process and applying 
  6. Formative assessment processes to assess the learners learning.
  7. Implementing concept-based competencies and ‘learning areas’ that are focussed on building conceptual understanding, and creatively applying that understanding to be innovative and ingenious.

This emerging framework is designed to meet the needs of learners in this century while at the same time reducing educator workloads to levels that are sustainable. The development of the competencies that enables learners to take increasing agency over their learning, the application of the micro-lesson and the implementation of a conceptual curriculum all contribute to a reduction in educator workloads.

The first of the four resources in this series is completed and entitled ’The Future of Learning' and two additional resources will be released in April 2017 (the Global Competencies’) and following this, the ‘Global Conceptual Framework’ (each of the seven traditional curriculum areas mapped conceptually across 5 developmental levels) will be released in October.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Treadwell

Mark Treadwell

Chief Executive Officer, The Paradigm Shift


Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
N201

11:45

From Traditional to Trailblazing: The Convergence of Technology, Culture, and Master Teaching

St. Thomas School, founded in 1951 in a one room portable, has a long history of providing an exceptional and traditional education to elementary aged students.  In the past 10 years, the school has gone through a transformation that has been inspired by forward-thinking leadership, technology advancements, and highly competent teachers.   The School is now a globally recognized leader in 21st Century learning.  This presentation will look at the journey with specific examples of influences, milestones, and wisdom from lessons learned.

  • State-of-the-art campus
  • Innovation Grants
  • OneNote shared notebook solution (before Microsoft OneNote Class notebooks)
  • 1:1 tablet with digital ink, 1st – 8th Grade
  • Speakers Series with leading technologists
  • Edgework
  • Director of Personalized Learning
  • Center for Leadership and Innovation

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Mecham

Kimberly Mecham

Director of Information & Communication Technology, St. Thomas School
Kimberly Mecham is the Director of Information and Communication Technology at St. Thomas School in Medina, Washington.  Before joining the world of education, she was an IT Product Manager at Microsoft, where she worked on leading edge, award winning software solutions for Human Resources.  Taking her passion for innovation, productivity, and communications, Kimberly has lead the transformation of teaching and learning via technology at St... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
N203

11:45

Developing a Viable Professional Development Program

This presentation focuses the development of  professional development program. It focuses on how to develop a PD program for technology that will bring your faculty wanting to come back for more. Tracing the development of an eight year program that has been under continuous development at AISG, attendees will be able to identify with many ideas and will help attendees prioritize execution.


Speakers
avatar for David Navis

David Navis

Technology Coach/Teacher, American International School of Guangzhou
I am the technology facilitator for Middle School at the American International School in Guangzhou China. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator. I love pushing the envelope, thinking outside the box. My hobbies include scuba diving, kayaking, biking, and anything that enjoys the great outdoors.


Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
N211

11:45

Lessons From a Tech Classroom: Creating Authentic Learning Experiences
This interactive presentation will showcase the use of the design process and project-based learning in a high school Technology classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to collaborate on a design challenge, which will enable them to see engaging and exciting nature of hands-on learning first-hand, and examine the cross-curricular learning opportunities within PBL.

Potential challenges pertaining to PBL will also be discussed as well as strategies for successful implementation of PBL in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Hoskins

Marisa Hoskins

ICT Educational Specialist, Delia School of Canada


Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
N202

11:45

Empowering and Engaging Students through Choice
The presentation will take participants through the powerful impact of giving students choice in their learning.  We will look at different approaches to choice for students such as modified choice, genius hour, flex choice, limited choice and full choice.

These results of offering choice in education will be showcased and include greater student engagement in a subject or activity, personalised and individual learning, relevant learning, increased student confidence and independence to list but a few. Drawing on my personal experience and recent research by leaders in the field, examples will be given from the Visual Arts (introducing the concept of Teaching for Artistic Behaviour) and also Language Arts but emphasising that the approach of choice can be used across all disciplines and age levels.

Participants will have the opportunity to consider how they might include choice in their activities and lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Chiu

Katherine Chiu

High School Art Teacher, American International School
High school Art Teacher at American International School, Hong Kong. | Choice based art education | Arts integration | STEAM


Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
N209

11:45

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Project-Based Learning.
This presentation will be a workshop that focuses on making the leap from traditional teaching to project-based learning. In this session I will facilitate a discussion that explores what project-based learning is, and more importantly, what project-based learning isn't.

Then teachers will be given time to look at models of rigorous, well-scaffolded projects that give students the freedom to create while working within academic parameters. During this section, many of the misconceptions about project-based learning will be dismissed and we will analyse concrete examples of model units.

The rest of the time will be devoted for teachers to workshop an older unit or create a new one from scratch. Letting go of traditional teaching is intimidating but it can also be exhilarating. It's a philosophy that allows for your classroom to embrace collaboration and creativity. The goal of the session will be to have a seed idea of a project-based unit that you will teach in the future.

PBL Workshop Slides
 

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Lyvers

Alexander Lyvers

Grade 7 Humanities Teacher, American International School, Hong Kong
I taught in NYC for 3 years in a project-based school that used mastery-based grading. I co-facilitated an affinity group that focused on reconciling PBL and the demands of high stakes testing. I was also part of a pilot on asynchronous learning. I now teach Grade 7 Humanities at the American International School in Hong Kong, which is shifting to a more integrated approach in curriculum planning.


Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
N212

11:45

Workshop F
Saturday March 11, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

13:00

Lunch Session 2 Begins
Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
TBA

13:00

The Data Driven Path to the 'Dream Colleges'
Technology and big data have transformed many industries, from e-commerce (Amazon) to social media (Facebook) and transport (Uber). However, education remains for most parts a very human driven, "high-touch" sector. While we believe technology should not and cannot replace humans in education, data and technology can surely be used to augment their practise. 

For instance, millions of students apply and get into colleges every year. Most families consider this a crucial milestone moment, yet many still make important college decisions based on anecdotes and advice from the internet or their accessible network, which is often irrelevant or limited. 

In this interactive session, we will use Cialfo's college shortlisting algorithm to discuss how big data can be used in the field of college admissions to augment traditional wisdom, streamline the process, and help school counsellors make better decisions. We will also take a sneak peak into the not-so-distant future to understand how technology can map out a learning curve for students of all ages and interests - that is, understand their profile, recommend the most fitting growth opportunities, and ultimately maximize their mark in the world.

Speakers
avatar for Rohan Pasari

Rohan Pasari

CEO & Co-Founder, Cialfo - College Admissions Platform
Rohan is the Co founder and CEO of Cialfo. He co-founded Cialfo in 2012 with the vision to help 1 million students globally reach their dream colleges by 2020. Cialfo has since been the named the winner of EdTechX Asia awards, names among the top 5 startups to watch in 2017 and been featured in CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Straits Times, Sohu, Times of India to name a few. He strives everyday to be able to level the playing field in the application... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
N203

13:00

Animate Your Learning
Digital tools can be seen as vehicles for enhancing and transforming student learning and thinking. Animation is a powerful tool that can be used to demonstrate relationships between facts, concepts or ideas as well as motivate children to learn and continue to learn. In this workshop we will consider the concept of animating learning and explore the practical implications of animation within a classroom setting.

Nici will share with you a range of techniques, tools and apps that she has used with children of all ages. This one hour session will be a ‘hands on’ approach to learning. Come and explore, design and create in this interactive maker-style session.

Speakers
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Nicola Foote

Digital Learning Coach, Nexus International School (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Nici Foote is a Digital Learning Coach at Nexus International School, Singapore. Nici is proud to call herself a geek and believes that she has finally found her perfect role as a creative innovator. She is a natural collaborator and a passionate coach who loves all things digital. Although Nici focuses mainly within the primary team, she teaches digital skills to Year 7 as well as integrating within the secondary school as a digital coach.


Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
N207 (Steelcase Interactive Classroom)

13:00

Free Learning: Empowering Students Through Choice In The Classroom

Free Learning is a novel way to disrupt traditional classroom paradigms. Based on the sport of free running, it challenges students to find their own unique way through a landscape of learning opportunities. Over the past 18 months, ICHK have been developing Free Learning into a key curriculum component, using it for both student learning and teacher development.

This presentation will take a look behind the scenes of this process, explore the benefits gained, and suggest ways that your school might be able to make use of Free Learning.


Speakers
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Ross Parker

ICHK, Technology Director
Ross Parker is a teacher with a passion for engaging students around understanding, using, demystifying and building computer technologies. As a passionate creator of technology, Ross has spent 10 years involved in designing and coding school software. Most recently, Ross has been focusing his coding energies into founding and building Gibbon (https://gibbonedu.org), the open source school platform. In addition to teaching, Ross is responsible... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
N202

13:00

Have Your Digital Cake and Eat it Too: Ensure Authentic Tech Integration Without Neglecting Essential ICT Skills
With the understandable rush to embrace authentic, integrated technology, we are in danger of losing something - a broad, balanced set of ICT Skills. But can we really have these without reverting to the bad old days of lab teaching? - yes we can.

We should not neglect opportunities to read and write, for example, realistic fiction, or physics or shape and space in Mathematics, I believe the same applies to what could be called the 'digital domains' or literacies of ICTs, such as, text, image, video, audio and data (with coding/control waiting in the wings) - this is easier than you might think, and this session will show just how easy it can be to have your digital cake and eat it.

For resources relating to this presentation, as well as a link to a copy of our skills matrix, visit bit.ly/skillsdomatter and http://doverdlc.blogspot.hk/2014/10/keeping-pace-with-technological-change.html

Speakers
avatar for Sean McHugh

Sean McHugh

Technology Integration Specialist, United World College of South East Asia - Dover
Digital Literacy Coach | UWCSEA


Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
N211

13:00

Making Critical Thinking Real with Digital Tools
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kari Stubbs

Dr. Kari Stubbs

Vice President Learning and Innovation, BrainPOP
All things BrainPOP! Digital content. Educational Games. Global learning. Make-a-Movie. Make-a-Map.


Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
N212

13:00

Reimagining Literacy in the Digitally Powered Classroom
This presentation will focus on how we can reimagine literacy in today's English (Language Arts) classrooms. The presentation will look at some simple ways to integrate technology into the literacy classroom and will look at the production of different text types.

Key areas of focus will be:

Google Applications (Sites, Classroom, Docs, Forms).
Using QR Codes to enhance classroom resources.
Innovate ways to use technology to produce texts - Introduction to Twine, Aurasma, Touch Cast Studio and Quizlet.

Particupants will require a device to access the internet in this session. You may also wish to download the Aurasma app on your smart device and follow Phoenix.S 

Slides can be found here: http://gg.gg/Literacy21CLHK
 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Phoenix

Sarah Phoenix

Teacher of English / Head of Year 10, Nexus International School Malaysia
I embrace the concept that an inclusive, caring and creative classroom encourages the 21st century learners of today to be independent, critical thinkers who collaborate and learn together. I likes experimenting with my learning spaces to make the environment conducive to learning, often shaking up the normal use of space to try different things. I pair innovative learning practices with tried and tested methods to create a digitally powered... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
N208

13:00

Technology Integration: Effective & Authentic
This presentation will aim to cover all elements of the use of the iPad in the classroom to support all aspects of teaching and learning. It will begin with an introduction to effective pedagogical approaches to the use of technology in the classrooms of today and for the future.

Based on these approaches Coby will display practical examples for the classroom that support student learning using a range of creative and reflective apps on the iPad. To conclude, he will outline his hints and ideas to assist in supporting the integration of technology into all areas of curriculum in your learning environment.

This session will be hands on and practical. It is recommended that you come equipped with an iPad and iTunes U pre-installed as well as some apps that allow content creation.

Speakers
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Coby Reynolds

Grade 5 Teacher, The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Coby is a primary school teacher from Ballarat in Victoria, Australia. He completed his Bachelor of Education at the University of Ballarat in 2009, where he worked for 2 years, and has been working as an international educator ever since. He has a strong belief and understanding of the needs of our learners and how they learn and develop differently to the past. | | From 2012 - 2016, Coby implemented and coordinated a successful 1:1 iPad... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
N210

13:00

Measuring the Hard Stuff
Technology initiatives which broaden student access to digital resources are both expensive and time consuming for any school. This workshop will identify some practical ways schools can evaluate the success of such initiatives through both qualitative and quantitative methods to tell stories about improved student learning. The workshop will also provide time for participants to share ideas from their context with the wider group.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy

Assistant Director of Learning Technologies, UWCSEA - Dover Campus
Singapore


Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
N205

13:00

Powering Large Scale Enquiry - The Digital Demands
The Large Scale Enquiry program was the recipient of the Global Innovation Award from 21st Century Learning last year.

This presentation will look at how digital technologies have underpinned and improved the learning experience for the 1000 children who take part in the enquiry each year. Participants will see how we brought the Apple and Google universes together to allow for the easy flow of data, information, learning tasks and reflections on a massive scale.

The thinking behind this could be used in any school to assist learning or teacher professional development and attendees will take with them some ideas and strategies to try in their own contexts

Speakers
avatar for James Wellings

James Wellings

Director of Innovative Learning, Garden International School


Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
N204

13:00

Making It Visible: Using Thinking Routines in your MakerEd World

Having your students ‘show what they know’ has never been easier.  With Seesaw and strategies from Project Zero, students develop a better understanding of themselves through authentic and meaningful feedback from a real audience that includes classmates, family members and other people from all over the globe.


Speakers
avatar for Jason Prohaska

Jason Prohaska

PYP Learning Technology Coach / House Director, Renaissance College, Hong Kong
I am an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Teacher and a Google Education Trainer; If I could go back and do it all again, I would become a film editor as that is my personal passion with technology. It must be said that I'm also an ice hockey fanatic.


Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
N209

13:00

Student Panel: Student Digital Leaders
Join a panel of student digital leaders from Concordia International School, Hong Kong International School, and West Island School as they explain the structures they have in their school that allow for student leadership.  Today’s students are technologically literate and these students move beyond the tools to assisting others in their schools with the use of technology between peers, teachers and the school itself.

Moderators
avatar for Dana Specker Watts

Dana Specker Watts

Director of Innovation, 21st Century Learning International
As the Director of Innovation for 21st Century Learning, Dana Specker Watts collaborates on all aspects of 21st Century Learning from online courses, workshops and conferences with a view to providing support for schools for sustainable change. Dana is currently a Curriculum Leader at Hong Kong International School. While a tech coach at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, Dana lead the rollout of the region's first  1:1 iPad program with... Read More →

Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
N201

13:00

A Scenario Based Language Assessment for a Design Thinking Classroom

Design Thinking, a method for creating practical resolutions of real-life problems, enables students of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to develop 21C learning skills, including communication, creativity, and critical thinking. While many language tests do not take the development of 21C skills into account, Scenario Based Language Assessment (SBLA) can measure whether learners can transfer the 21C skills acquired in design thinking classes into different scenarios.

SBLA is an integrated-skills test that requires the learners to accomplish a sequence of tasks in a thematically-coherent, socially-familiar, purpose-driven scenario reflecting real life scenes  (Sabatini & O’Reilly, 2013).

In this presentation, a SBLA developed using Articulate Storyline, an e-learning authoring software that helps to create interactive courses, is administered to 50 ESL learners who participated in a design thinking project.

The results show that the proposed SBLA, mirroring the tasks in design thinking but in an imaginary scenario of saving an astronaut stranded in Mars, prove its validity and reliability to measure 21C learning skills.

The demo test used in this presentation can be opened with the following link. http://tinyurl.com/zxgufyv  


Speakers
avatar for Soo Hyoung Joo

Soo Hyoung Joo

English Teacher, Dogok Middle School
avatar for Eunhye Ko

Eunhye Ko

English Teacher, Korean International School of Beijing
Passionate about technology integration in classes. | A great interest in Design Thinking.


Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
N206

13:00

Workshop G
Saturday March 11, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

14:15

Lunch Ends
Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 14:16
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

14:15

The Data Innovator's Mindset

21st century learning (often referred to as the 6Cs) recognizes that compliance and an emphasis on assessment of learning and evaluation will not foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity—and those are the skills and competencies our students need to succeed.

In The Data Innovator’s Mindset, Anita Sherwin Hamer encourages teachers and administrators to empower their students to be lead learners engaged in their own assessment for learning. You’ll be inspired to:

  • Involve students in the classroom assessment process
  • Tap into the strengths as you develop lead learners in your school
  • Create ongoing opportunities for students setting goals, self-assessment, self-reflection
  • Seek more effective methods for measuring development and progress
  • Embrace innovation in assessment for learning and high yield practices as you adopt a Data Innovator’s Mindset.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Sherwin-Hamer

Anita Sherwin-Hamer

Evaluations Director, Curriculum Services Canada
I am an educator and educational administrator who has worked in the education system in Ontario, Canada for the past forty years. I am presently working at the provincial level supporting the Ontario Ministry of Education in the evaluation of textbooks. I also work as an international educational consultant.


Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
N206

14:15

Using Data and Developing Data Systems in International Schools
Data based decision making is critical for academics and operations in international schools. 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. Further, we’ll explore using those systems to develop operational efficiency and improve academic outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Harris

Matt Harris

Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School of Jakarta
Indonesia


Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
N202

14:15

Authentic Digital Storytelling

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, to which I always added that motion picture tells the story of millions then.

As photography and video production often thrive in classrooms, finding the most effective use of media can sometimes be lost in the initial excitement.  As teachers, students and life long learners we strive to collect the best stories using our writing, microphones, smartphones, cameras and now VR technology.  

As an advocate on optimizing classroom's behavior with digital tools, ultimately it should be determined by what kind of story you want to tell and what stories the students will actually remember.


Speakers
avatar for Cecil Mack

Cecil Mack

International Teacher - Drama / Film / Yearbook / Tech Integration, International School of Dongguan
For the past 10 years, my experiences in the classroom, community projects, digital stories and self learning has led to a life in teaching internationally. My first international position started in 2012 to be a founding teacher at the International School of Dongguan. Since then I have seen it grow into the accredited IB world school it is now. The opportunities to travel the world, share creative ideas with students and making lessons worth... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
N212

14:15

Choosing a Learning Management System

In a connected world, it’s amazing how fragmented we can make the education 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. If we rush like a bull in a china shop, we’ll just end up with a pile of broken china. This presentation challenges the very notion of ‘learning management’ and looks at how an integrated approach can reduce teacher workloads, increase student and parent engagement, and unite the whole school community to improve educational outcomes for students.


Speakers
avatar for Tony Gravina

Tony Gravina

Regional Marketing Manager, SEQTA Asia Pte. Ltd
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 reporting while engaging parents and students in an interactive, supportive community. SEQTA allows schools to manage entire cohorts while also providing... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
N205

14:15

Digital Portfolios with Blogger
Blogger is a very powerful tool that is underutilized in education. Unleash the potential by allowing students to use the platform as a digital portfolio. As part of the Google Suite for Education, Blogger is free and has the ability to allow writing, video, presentations, and much more. It is easier to use than Google Sites, but can still leverage the full collection of Google Suite for Education.

This session will teach you to support students with building their digital portfolios on Blogger, how to manage the blogs, as well as how to make Blogger work for them.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Bray

Tim Bray

Director of EdTech, Cheongna Dalton School


Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
N211

14:15

Supporting Teacher Professional Learning - Anytime, Any Place, and Any Pace
Alberta, Canada educators are privileged to access learning opportunities as a result of technology tools that facilitate the distribution of professional learning through the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, one of 7  Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia.

Synchronous learning opportunities are provided in-person accessed via webinars, webcast, and video-conference.

Asynchronous learning opportunities, that participants across the province, are accessed at their own time, pace and place, are provided via video, wiki spaces, learning portals and Communities of Practice.

This session is for all educators at all grade levels with students of all ability levels.


Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
N209

14:15

Using Digital Tools to Assess Learning and Teaching
When people hear about educational digital tools, they most think about the instruction videos and online homework. After years of my own teaching practice and usage of the new technology in the foreign language classroom, I have found that digital tools cannot be used to substitute face-to-face instruction, but as an effective tool to better prepare students and instructors for class.

My presentation will focus on how the incorporation of digital tools has enhanced students’ learning and instruction preparation, and will also share some examples, results and data collection from a current project of mine with such methodology.

Speakers
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Chyi Chung

Associate Professor of Instruction, Northwestern University


Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
N204

14:15

Working with Video in the Classroom: An Effective Workflow
This workshop will focus on using the Apple Mac to create a presentation by integrating different applications. It will be a hand ons workshop where trainees will create an animation using Keynote then recorded a green screen video in Quicktime.

They will then use iMovie to combine both these videos and finish off with adding a soundtrack using Garageband.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Poth

Richard Poth

Instructional Technology Coach, Korea International School
South Korea


Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
N207 (Steelcase Interactive Classroom)

14:15

Building Heroes: Gamification of Maker-Centred Projects for Self-Paced Mastery

In the first part of this presentation I will discuss how I incorporate game mechanics into my classroom routine using a couple of key digital platforms. I will reflect on the achievements and obstacles encountered in gamifying units across the past three years and the effect this has had on student engagement and overall achievement.

I will then reflect on recent efforts to build maker centred projects into the 'Game' as part of the Harvard Project Zero lead course; 'Thinking and Learning in the Maker-Centered Classroom'.  I will share obstacles met and solutions found with marrying these two pedagogical approaches together.


Speakers

Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
N208

14:15

Panel Discussion: STEAM & Entrepreneurship
Moderators
avatar for Dana Specker Watts

Dana Specker Watts

Director of Innovation, 21st Century Learning International
As the Director of Innovation for 21st Century Learning, Dana Specker Watts collaborates on all aspects of 21st Century Learning from online courses, workshops and conferences with a view to providing support for schools for sustainable change. Dana is currently a Curriculum Leader at Hong Kong International School. While a tech coach at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, Dana lead the rollout of the region's first  1:1 iPad program with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

My motto: Empower the learner.I write, speak, and advocate around the world for authentic learning using technology. I’m co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, a new book advocating innovative learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “bible of the Maker Movement in schools”.As the Principal Advisor to Stanford... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Mecham

Kimberly Mecham

Director of Information & Communication Technology, St. Thomas School
Kimberly Mecham is the Director of Information and Communication Technology at St. Thomas School in Medina, Washington.  Before joining the world of education, she was an IT Product Manager at Microsoft, where she worked on leading edge, award winning software solutions for Human Resources.  Taking her passion for innovation, productivity, and communications, Kimberly has lead the transformation of teaching and learning via technology at St... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kari Stubbs

Dr. Kari Stubbs

Vice President Learning and Innovation, BrainPOP
All things BrainPOP! Digital content. Educational Games. Global learning. Make-a-Movie. Make-a-Map.
avatar for Sasha Varlamov

Sasha Varlamov

Co-Founder, EXLhub
Sasha is a young serial tech entrepreneur who finished high school early to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams in software. He first found his passion at 11 years old when he learned how to code, and he's been working professionally ever since the age of 14. In 2015, Sasha started his first successful venture called, BitwiseHacks, that has helped over 600 university students by helping them pursue their dreams with access to mentorship, funding... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
N201

14:15

Design Lab: Authentic Learning
Student Media Services (SMS) is a start-up designed to create authentic learning opportunities. The organization is driven by students, fueled by passion and directed by curiosity. SMS student leaders will discuss the organization, present student work, and share success stories such as their 2016 HS Hackathon.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Johnston

Eric Johnston

Instructional Coach / Teacher, Concordia International School Shanghai
China


Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
N203

14:15

Opening the Door
This presentation is about exploring different ways students can have a voice in the elementary and middle school classroom setting to learn about communication, problem-solving skills, and teamwork.  

Students from in Year 1 onwards can learn, as a community, to solve issues that arise in the classroom, figure out where best to sit and learn, and design the classroom to facilitate their learning styles and much more if and when a class culture is set and a structure of having integrity is created to make everyone accountable.  

This presentation is an opportunity to play with ideas of different possibilities fo how the "teacher" can let go and allow students' voices be heard.

Speakers
avatar for Resham Premchand

Resham Premchand

Primary 6 Teacher, Japanese International School
Passionate about teaching and learning! Always keen to hear what is happening in your classroom and school. Brainstorming ideas to bring the classroom to life, and it doesn't matter what curriculum you are following!


Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
N210

14:15

Workshop H
Saturday March 11, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

15:30

KEYNOTE: EdTech & Global Citizenship In Times of Uncertainty

We are living in times of enormous uncertainty. Economic uncertainty. Political uncertainty. Geographic instability. Rapid technological change.

All around the world, things are shifting in tumultuous ways. Societies are reconsidering their priorities. Communities are reinventing themselves. The jobs that humans have done for centuries are being automated so fast that people barely have time to envision new ways for individuals to contribute. What does work look like in a world we can hardly imagine? And how can grownups prepare children to live their lives in such an unfamiliar world?

Answering these questions is not as difficult as you think, because education makes the world. The ideas, the skills, the values, the content and the social customs that students encounter in today’s classrooms are actively shaping the world to come. But even more so, the ways in which we teach—the pedagogies we employ, the tools we use, the methods and behaviors we encourage—are defining the future of global citizenship.

In this closing keynote, Jordan Shapiro will take a deep look at what’s currently happening (and what’s possible) in classrooms around the world. Looking at the school day as if it were a crystal ball, he’ll expose the underlying messages that children will take into the future and challenge us to ask whether or not this is the future we want to create.


Speakers

Saturday March 11, 2017 15:30 - 16:15
N201

16:15

Conference Ends
Saturday March 11, 2017 16:15 - 16:20
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai