Mr. Gino Borromeo KEYNOTE SPEAKER What kinds of learners do we have today? How do millennials think and work? How do they learn best? Mr. Borromeo, VP/Chief Strategy Officer for McCann World Group, will shed light on these important questions by sharing the findings of their “The Truth About Youth” global study.
Values and Leadership in a Digital World BREAKOUT SESSION After the keynote on the conditions under which today’s millennials learn best, the first breakout will look into how the role of schools and universities are changing in the age of rapidly evolving digital technologies. How can schools best prepare students for a complex and uncertain future world?
Online Learning BREAKOUT SESSION How effective is online learning? What are its benefits, if any? This breakout will explore whether or not schools—and students—stand to gain from online learning.
AI, AR, and Games in Education BREAKOUT SESSION Is it worth the time and effort for teachers to use AI, AR, and Games in instruction? How can technology be used, not just as a substitute for pencil and paper, but for significant redesign of tasks so that they truly impact teaching and learning? Participants will have the opportunity to confront these important issues in this breakout session.
Prof. Christine Halse, PhD KEYNOTE SPEAKER Prof. Christine Halse, Chair Professor of Intercultural Education and Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Students) in the Faculty of Education and Human Development of the Education University of Hong Kong, will speak on effective strategies for intercultural education and internationalizing schools, an opportunity and a challenge that all schools have to face in an increasingly borderless world.
Inclusion and Sustainability BREAKOUT SESSION UNESCO’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognizes that individuals, communities and governments need to promote social and human development, environmental protection, economic prosperity, and equity so as to secure the well-being of the planet and the people living in it. This breakout discusses some important issues related to these SDGs.
School Culture and Stakeholder Involvement BREAKOUT SESSION Building a strong and positive school culture signals the school’s commitment to ensuring success of all students. But building this culture requires meaningful engagement of all stakeholders. This breakout helps participants explore how important it is for them to set up policies and mechanisms to ensure ongoing communication and collaboration of the school with all stakeholders.
Frontiers in Educational Research BREAKOUT SESSION Schools must try to be more responsive to today’s rapidly-changing contexts, yet they must also be careful to make distinctions about what to keep, what to cut, and what to create. They must therefore keep abreast of the research base that will help them make these distinctions. In this breakout, participants will hear about recent research findings on such important educational issues and developments.
Day 3 WORLD TEACHER'S DAY | OCTOBER 5, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Project-Based Learning by Andrew Miller MASTERCLASS, SPONSORED BY REX BOOKSTORE To be successful in an uncertain future, students need to have a deep understanding of the content and to develop success skills like the 4 Cs. Traditional classroom settings and approaches, even those in which students are given culminating "real-world" projects, may not achieve this. Project-based Learning holds great promise in this regard. In this whole-day master class, Mr. Andrew Miller, National Faculty of the Buck Institute of Education, will help participants understand the difference between traditional projects and true student- centered Project-based Learning and guide them in designing a PBL unit that they can implement in the classroom.
Creating a Culture of Excellence BREAKOUT SESSION How can schools support the ongoing professional development of teachers? What curricular and instructional innovations put student success at the forefront and promote a culture of excellence? In this breakout, participants will hear about how some schools have built a learning culture that leads to a culture of excellence.
Science and Math BREAKOUT SESSION The increasing demand for jobs requiring skills in Science and Math point to the growing importance of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in this century. Hear about current innovations in Math and Science education in this breakout.
Student Engagement and Academic Performance BREAKOUT SESSION In this breakout, participants will hear about research findings and best practices that aim to increase student engagement in learning and the impact of these practices on students’ academic performance.