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Wednesday, January 23
 

8:30am

Pre-conference Google Apps day 1

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The first day is what we call "Basic Training--" we do everything to get you ready to rock all 6 Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer Exams! We review each core Google App, their corresponding Exam, and use engaging techniques to review, prepare, and be all ready to take the six exams on your own time (note: each exam takes approximately 90 minutes to take.) We review the "tough" questions and take the time to dig into any confusing topics for participants with a fun Review Game with Google schwag!


Presenter
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Wednesday January 23, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Hong Kong International School

9:00am

 
Thursday, January 24
 

8:30am

Pre-conference workshop Designing “Friction” into an Engaging Research Process

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Presenter
avatar for Debbie Abilock

Debbie Abilock

co-founder, NoodleTools
I love messing around, testing ideas, figuring out how to teach trust and credibility, visual and other literacies, inquiry learning. Long-time interest in cognition and creativity, the education of gifted / high-potential children, real-world learning, teaching global nomads.


Thursday January 24, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Secondary Library

8:30am

Pre-conference workshop iPads in Education 

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This workshop is designed for beginners and will cover the basic introductory steps of iPad use. It will be a hands on workshop.Please indicate when you purchase your ticket if you will be bringing your own iPad and we will advise you what apps you need to load.Participants will be provided with a set of resources generated from the TPACK iPads in Schools Project.We will look at:· Effective iPad use in classroom settings· How to set up and sync your iPad· Using and managing apps· How to select and review apps· Using iPads for students with special needs· iPad work flow· Creating teacher a range of made resources including screencasts, videos, screenshots and epubsThe presenter is Dr Jenny Lane


Keynote
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Dr. Jennifer Lane

Senior lecturer in the School of Education at ECU
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Thursday January 24, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Sha Tin College

9:00am

Pre-conference Tour day 2

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Thursday January 24, 2013 9:00am - 4:00pm
Hong Kong International School

9:00am

Pre-conference Google Apps day 2

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Now it's on to the "Missions!" The second day is pure workshop-- be prepared to view best practices of case studies of your professional development experience and design your own, learn bio and instructional video techniques and create two for the application, create an Exam Center account and collect all of your work in a portfolio to use professionally.


Presenter
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Thursday January 24, 2013 9:00am - 4:00pm
Hong Kong International School

9:00am

Pre-conference workshop Capturing, Sharing, and Resolving Perplexity in the Mathematics Classroom

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Keynote
avatar for Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

Studying at Stanford University on a doctoral fellowship
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Thursday January 24, 2013 9:00am - 4:00pm
AB604 (Seminar Room)

4:30pm

Registration
Thursday January 24, 2013 4:30pm - 6:00pm
PAC

5:00pm

Cocktails
Thursday January 24, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
PAC

6:00pm

Dr. Larry Rosen -'21st Century Education and Understanding iGeneration and Generation “C” Learning: How Technology Rewires Brains and How We Can Best Teach Our Young Learners'

In this keynote address Dr. Rosen will provide an overview of how the rapid pace of technology has spawned “mini generations” of learners including the iGeneration and their younger brothers and sisters in Generation “C” who are defined by their technology choices. With an emphasis on how the brain processes information, coupled with an understanding of how technology impacts brain function, Dr. Rosen will examine media and technology use across generations including the use of smartphones, social media, electronic communication and multitasking. Citing research from his own laboratory and that of researchers around the globe, Dr. Rosen will provide a picture of today’s young learner and a prescription of how to education needs to adapt teaching strategies to better educate our iGeneration and Generation C teens and children. To quote Dr. Rosen, “The technology train has left the station and it is imperative that we modify our educational models to best educate this new high-tech learner in their preferred learning environments.”


Keynote
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Dr. Larry Rosen

Professor of Psychology at California State University
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Thursday January 24, 2013 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Secondary Gym

7:40pm

Cocktails
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:40pm - 8:50pm
PAC
 
Friday, January 25
 

8:30am

Late Registration / Junk Tickets if available
Friday January 25, 2013 8:30am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Dr Nichole Pinkard 'Digital Youth Network: Developing 21st Century Learners Through the Integration of Overlapping Affinity Spaces'

We are living in the middle of a paradigm shift that is challenging our definition of what it means to be literate. The new media revolution is different from other technology revolutions with respect to the speed with which it is infiltrating all aspects of our personal and work lives and the degree to which it is affecting how and with whom we communicate (Jenkins, 2006; Gee, 2004). We now have affordable and usable technologies that have seeded the possibilities for the creation of spaces—at home, in the community, and online—where individuals work alone or collaboratively with family and local and global peers around topics of collective interest.

Through a mix of during school, afterschool, and online spaces, DYN provides youth opportunities to develop and apply new media literacy in ways that are personally and academically meaningful to them. Guided by more experienced student peers and professional adult artists/mentors trained in elements of pedagogy, students produce digital artifacts, share their products, and demonstrate new media skills and understandings. The DYN Learning Model is specifically organized to allow students to share, showcase, and critique media projects within the DYN community. Interactions between the learner, his or her peers, and adult mentors result in an environment in which the possession and demonstration of one’s new media literacy increases status and social capital.

In this talk we will present the DYN model, provide examples of implementation in formal and informal contexts, and provide evidence of the longitudinal impact of participation in DYN on students' development as literate citizens.


Keynote
avatar for Dr. Nichole Pinkard

Dr. Nichole Pinkard

Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University in Chicago
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Friday January 25, 2013 9:00am - 10:35am
Secondary Gym

10:35am

Coffee Break
Friday January 25, 2013 10:35am - 11:00am
PAC

11:00am

The Great Debate

The Learning Students are doing outside the classroom is deeper and more noteworthy than in the classroom

During the great debate you will have an opportunity to participate and ask questions via a special Google Moderator page. 

http://tinyurl.com/21clhkdebate

 


Friday January 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:55am
Secondary Gym

11:55am

Dr. Jenny Lane - Keynote 3
Keynote
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Dr. Jennifer Lane

Senior lecturer in the School of Education at ECU
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Friday January 25, 2013 11:55am - 1:00pm
Secondary Gym

1:00pm

Lunch
Friday January 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
PAC

2:00pm

21st Century Education: A Model for Teaching High-Tech Learners Based on Brain Science, Psychology and Best Educational Practices

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Larry Rosen

In this workshop, Dr. Rosen will expand on the notion of how young learners in the iGeneration and Generation “C” use technology and how their preferences impact learning both in the classroom and in the home. The workshop will first examine, in detail, characteristics of these new generations and how their values have been influenced by their constant immersion in technological environments. Using those values as guidelines, the workshop will take the approach that we can adopt educational models that keep the role of the teacher as expert while modifying the delivery systems to include those technologies that are already attractive to these young learners in the environments in which they learn best. Alternative models will be provided that capitalize on the unique tech-savvy nature of the iGeneration and Generation C to inspire, engage and immerse them in the learning process. These models will couple new and engaging technologies with best educational practices in providing multi-learning environments options for our new generations of student learners. Dr. Rosen will use a down-to-earth style that is both humorous and positive and will provide a solid foundation for advancing the educational experiences of students, educators and parents. 

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Keynote
avatar for Dr. Larry Rosen

Dr. Larry Rosen

Professor of Psychology at California State University
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Friday January 25, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Secondary Gym

2:00pm

Apple Pro Apps with Fatbars

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Fatbars have been awarded by Apple as Best Performance Apple Authorized Training Center in the Greater China Region and Hong Kong 2012.

In this workshop Fatbars will take particpant who want to push their creative skills with Apple products such as Final Cut Pro and Motion

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Friday January 25, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Primary Lib iMac Lab

2:00pm

Becoming a Networked Educator

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Keri-Lee Beasley

Increasingly, teachers are expected to be all things to all people: consistently relevant, engaging, with up-to-date resources and creative and innovative classroom practices, but how can busy teachers achieve the professional development necessary to meet these lofty expectations? Answer: Professional Learning Communities. Online Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) offer educators the ability to organically develop or extend their existing learning networks. Importantly, these PLCs are cultivated by individual teachers, giving the communities the focus and flexibility needed to help ensure individualized success. Through the use of tools such as Twitter, Google Reader, RSS, Diigo and blogs, teachers can access up-to-date and relevant resources and experiences that have been filtered and vetted by their own network. These PLCs are open all hours, so finding inspiration is possible any time of day or night. Anticipated learning outcomes: Guidance and assistance in developing a personalised PLC Opportunities for global collaboration Exposure to different perspectives A commitment to keeping it real creating a manageable workflow for busy educators Audience: This would suit teachers of any age group/subject area, but especially those who have yet to embark on a significant online presence.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Keri-Lee Beasley

Keri-Lee Beasley

Digital Literacy Coach, UWCSEA East Campus


Friday January 25, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm
SS406

2:00pm

Capturing, Sharing, and Resolving Perplexity in the Classroom

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Dan Meyer

We often look to the web for engaging resources — the kind of material that keeps students' attention — but the web is underutilized as a source for perplexing resources — material that puts a question in a student's head that won't leave her alone until she's answered it. Those are students who want to learn. In this hands-on workshop we'll locate sources for perplexity in our classrooms and learn the tools that will help us share them with our students.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Keynote
avatar for Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

Studying at Stanford University on a doctoral fellowship
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Friday January 25, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm
SS404

2:00pm

Developing 21st century learners through the integration of overlapping affinity spaces - Making it Happen

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Nichole Pinkard, Ph.D.

In essence, literate in 2020 will mean being multi-literate: the ability to critically consume and produce media such as print, video, sound and screen. Of course this idea is not new. Many technologists, educators and policy makers support it. However, the blueprint for getting there is still on the drafting table.

In this workshop, Dr Pinkard will help participants contextualise their own thinking and needs of developing multi-literate youth through exposure to some of organic approaches she has been part of :

The design and use of pedagogical-based social networks
Grinding New Lenses - Systems Thinking
The design of teenage media spaces / learning spaces for digital literacies
Approaches to measuring digital literacies
The role of school and after school programs
Learning roles in child’s life
The role of mentors and creative professionals
Designing the performances spaces
Evening the playing fields to enable all forms of expressions to come to the classroom
The importance of Digital CItizenship

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Keynote
avatar for Dr. Nichole Pinkard

Dr. Nichole Pinkard

Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University in Chicago
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Friday January 25, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm
AB604 (Seminar Room)
  • Link Link http://21clhk.org/friday-extended-sessions/

2:00pm

Digital Storytelling, Bricolage and Remix: Demystifying the Fog of Creativity.

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Jabiz Raisdana

"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination."

This session we will explore the very nature of creativity as we unpack ideas like originality, derivative work, remixing and sampling, as well as Copyright, ownership of media and ideas, and much more. We will take a look at the impact of Creative Commons on global culture and how this impact affects education and beyond.

This session will introduce and define Digital Storytelling. While examining the bricolage nature of Digital Storytelling, participants will begin to think about ways they can use the philosophical concepts discussed in their everyday classrooms.

Designed to place the teacher in the role of learner, this workshop will make you re-think what you may already think about culture, media, and art. It is open to K-12 teachers and anyone interested in creativity.

About Jabiz
Jabiz is currently an English teacher at UWCSEA in Singapore. An Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2011, he is also an amateur writer, musician, photographer, filmmaker and all around provocateur. He is persistently preaching the gospel of sharing and open expression for students and teachers alike. He regularly explores the possibilities of the web not only for his own personal and professional growth, but then he faithfully shares what he finds with students, co-workers and conference attendees like you. An intense and passionate storyteller, Jabiz has a story to tell to and with you. You can find pieces of his work across the web, but he suggests you start at www.jabizraisdana.com. Or drop him a line on Twitter: @intrepidteacher

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Jabiz Raisdana

Jabiz Raisdana

I teach grade 7 and 8 English at UWCSEA in Singapore. I love playing on the interwebz and helping kids make cool stuff to share.


Friday January 25, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm
SS102

2:00pm

Getting Started with Google Apps

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Wendy Gorton

In this session participants will get a full introduction to the Google Apps for education suite and how they can use it in their classroom. Those signing up should be prepared for an energy filled three hours with lots of practical take aways. Participants should have a Google Apps for education account or a personal Gmail account

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Presenter

Friday January 25, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm
SS407

2:00pm

iBook Authoring

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Apple
An overview and practical session in iBooks Authoring.

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Friday January 25, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm
DT iMac Lab (SS314)

2:00pm

Leadership in a 21st Century School - Mobile devices are changing our lives, but how can they best be used in schools?

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Dr. Jenny Lane 

TPACK iPad Project in Schools http://tips2012.edublogs.org

School ecosystems need to draw on four sources of knowledge: innovation and knowledge inspired by science (research and evaluation); innovation inspired by the development of new products and services; innovation and knowledge inspired by practitioners, teachers, school heads; and innovation inspired by users namely, students, parents, communities (OCED, 2012).

In this session we will explore how we can access and apply this knowledge when leading 21st century schools and implementing digital curriculum?  A number of key questions will be addressed namely;

  • which strategies can school leaders use when setting the direction on the use of mobile devices like iPads in the classroom?
  • what is the research telling us about the successful implementation of mobile devices for learning?
  • Many teachers need to make huge shifts in their pedagogy to use mobile devices to engage students and enhance learning.
  • how can school leaders support teachers to make these shifts in pedagogy and develop their technological, pedagogical and content knowledge ?

We need to lead by example and motivate teachers to transform their teaching and learning to incorporate 21st century skills? This session will provide both theoretical and practical insights. Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad loaded with the Edmodo App (www.edmodo.com) Please set up a free account before the session to access a set of resources generated from the TPACK iPad in Project in Schools (TIPS). We will explore how to use the iPad to create teacher made resources and how to redesign curriculum to have an inquiry focus and be more personalised.  The SAMR model will be used to set goals and guide teachers as they transform their teaching and integrate mobile devices.

Note: Participants should bring their own iPad to this session as iPads will not be provided Please ensure you have administrative rights to install apps on the device and the Apple iTunes account password. You will be provided a list of Apps to install prior to the workshop.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Keynote
avatar for Dr. Jennifer Lane

Dr. Jennifer Lane

Senior lecturer in the School of Education at ECU
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Friday January 25, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm
BBT(PAC012)

2:00pm

Mini Moodle Moot

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Session 1 : Brant Knutzen The Participation Forum 45 mins
Session 2 : Juliana Agostino : Creating Student Centred Moodle Classrooms 45 mins
Session 3: Chris Baldwin Eportfolios for Teacher Development 30 mins
Session 4 : Darcy Christ   Blogging plug ins - integrating moodle with wordpress 30 mins
                     
Paper #: 1
Title: The Participation Forum
Presented by: Brant Knutzen
From: Hong Kong University, CITE
Duration: 45 minutes
Outline
This presentation will demonstrate two new Moodle 2 plugins which support a sustainable eLearning methodology for integrating online discussions as formative learning activities. Both plugins are free open source projects currently in trials at the University of Hong Kong. This methodology builds on the affordances of a new Moodle plugin: the Participation Forum is a modified discussion forum activity which automatically awards participation points and dynamically generates a grade for each student based on their posting activity. Since the Moodle LMS automates the awarding of participation points, this technology supports a sustainable teaching methodology integrating a regular series of online discussions as formative learning activities, and can be scaled up to support large class sizes of 100 - 200 students or more. The Participation Map plugin creates a new type of data portrait for displaying the dynamics of an online discussion. This learning analytical tool describes a discussion both quantitatively and qualitatively, with a focus on the collaborative interactivity between the participants. It enables a researcher or instructor to quickly visualize the patterns of interaction between students, and gauge the level of collaboration achieved within groups. The latest enhancement of this tool can create a completely anonymized graph suitable for use outside of the classroom, such as in conferences or research papers. This presentation will also review the pedagogy based on social constructivism and socio-cultural factors which motivates the QUALITY of the student posting behavior. This teaching methodology creates a foundation of participation, where the teaching role is still crucial for guiding learning and scaffolding
                                                   
                   
Paper #: 2
Title: Creating Student Centred Classrooms Using Moodle
Presented by: Juliana Agostino
From: Canadian International School, Hong Kong
Duration: 45 minutes
Outline
This presentation will focus on the features of MOODLE that enable teachers to create a course in which students are in control of their own learning. Through interactive lessons, journals, feedback forums, quizzes and most importantly completion tracking, MOODLE becomes a tool to help students become independent and reflective learners. Using MOODLE, the role of the teacher can be redefined to that of an education coach that can monitor and advise students through every stage of the learning cycle. This workshop is for teachers who wish to use MOODLE beyond its file sharing and assignment uploading capabilities and as a way to create a truly student centred blended learning environment.
                   
                                
Paper #: 3
Title: e-Portfolios for Teacher Development on Moodle
Presented by: Chris Baldwin, e-learning consultant,  Global Online Teacher Development team
From: British Council Hong Kong,
Duration: 30 minutes
Outline
e-portfolios for teacher development – what are they? What do they do? How can I set them up? This presentation will look at the use of e-portfolios and describe a simple approach to setting up an e-portfolio system using tools such as forums and the file repository in the popular Moodle Learning Management System.


Paper #: 4
Title: Creating the Course Blog for Studio Courses Integrating Moodle and Word Press using LTI
Presented by: Darcy Christ
From: Freelance moodle Developer
Duration: 30 minutes
Outline

This is a brief presentation about how to set up a WordPress Network and use  the basicLTI4WordPress plugin, which enables the automatic creation of course blogs and provisioning of student accounts in Moodle. To connect your Moodle course to WordPress, you simply need to create an External Tool activity, using the correct address/URL, a key and secret. I will discuss the basic ideas behind the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) protocol, which is to make it easy for tool providers to build one mechanism which can be used by any LMS or any other client which understands the protocol.

In its most basic form, LTI sends user data (information about who the students are) and returns grades, based upon what the student does within the tool. LTI has the potential to change how we interact with LMSes like Moodle.

I explored this protocol in the Faculty of Architecture at HKU, as a way to make it easy for teachers to create public facing blogs for their studio classes. Moodle is essentially a closed and private system, whereas WordPress is meant to be open and public. I will provide some simple examples used in the Faculty, discussing the successes and failures, as well as outlining what might be some best practices. Ultimately, the basic LTI4WordPress needs to be developed and the choice of themes, plugins and defaults could go a long way towards making your implementation successful.

I will also end the presentation with an open discussion about whether the course blog is the same thing as an ePortfolio. Since this plugin does not actually yet return any grades from WordPress, there is room to discuss what might be graded while using a blog. I am looking for feedback from people who have implemented ePortfolios and to find out whether this kind of system will work for them.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Chris Baldwin

Chris Baldwin

e-learning consultant, British Council
I work in the field of online teacher development. I am particularly interested in Moodle, eportfolios and wikis.
avatar for Darcy Christ

Darcy Christ

Systems Designer / Web Developer, 1000camels
I am very interested in content management and production systems. We have all become producers now (including students). Well designed software and systems has the ability to change how we interact. Although there has been some great development over the last decade, we still have a long way to go before our software falls into the background and does the job it should by seamlessly supporting our social requirements.
avatar for Agostino Juliana

Agostino Juliana

IB DP Biology and MYP Science Teacher, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
As an educator my goal is to inspire, challenge and engage my students in the love of learning. I strive to accomplish this by creating inquiry based, student-centred classrooms where curiosity and creativity are required and rewarded. Throughout the course of my career, my role as a teacher has been redefined to that of a learning facilitator and coach. In my classroom, science is used as a vehicle to help students develop lifelong skills such... Read More →


Friday January 25, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm
SS101

2:00pm

Social media for social good - Schools as positive role models in the social media landscape.

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Peter Sutton

Educational organisations are grappling with the adoption of social media to ensure they protect their brand and become leading role models as digital citizens over the social landscape. Peter Sutton founder of Kai Ming Consulting, works with organisations from the corporate, non-profit and educational sectors in Australia and South-East Asia. He provides leading, sustainable social media solutions to ensure organisations strategically minimize their risk and capture market share by developing their online communities. 

This work shop is specifically designed for individuals who are in leadership and school governance roles within their respective organisations. The primary focus of the session is to support school leaders in the developing a positive, strategic approach to the adoption of social media. Participants will leave the session with:

  • An overview of the trends, influences and implications of the social landscape on schools.
  • A completed social media readiness audit.
  • A completed social media risk assessment.
  • A draft plan for the strategic adoption of a social media blueprint.
  • Peter's existing educational client base includes international, independent, private and public schools.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Peter Sutton

Peter Sutton

Social and Business Strategy, Kai Ming Consulting


Friday January 25, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Drama Room (PAC011)

2:00pm

Teaching Visual Literacy & No More Cat and Mouse: What Research, Practice and Common Sense Can Tell Us about Teaching Students to Do Honest Academic Work

Debbie Abilock

Debbie Abilock bring a two part workshop suitable for all secondary educators.

Part 1:
Decoders, fluent readers and finally expressive readers and writers – these stages apply to visual literacy as well as to reading print. In an image-drenched world, we’ll consider the “rhetorical situation,” examine some signs and symbols, and see how point of view results from the interaction of the reader, the audience and the medium. We’ll consider some emerging issues, such as visual plagiarism, and practice some reading and teaching strategies, such as determine authority and bias using photographs.

Part 2:
As teachers in a Web 2.0 environment, we face the dilemma of teaching plagiarism in a contributory culture where the norms of rip, remix, create and share are at odds with copyright, intellectual property and academic ethics. Are you playing cat-and-mouse with student plagiarists? Do they resist taking notes (“I can remember this stuff word-for-word”), then print out everything - but still forget to attribute quotes or ideas? If students describe research as “smushing stuff” with a bibliography, why wouldn’t they take short cuts? They’ll tell you that Wikipedia is common knowledge and, besides, you just don’t attribute “mashups” anymore. We’ll take a look at what the research says has the greatest impact on student learning, drives motivation, and builds reading comprehension. Then we’ll examine some student work, and identify curricular designs and teaching strategies that will ring true to your students.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Debbie Abilock

Debbie Abilock

co-founder, NoodleTools
I love messing around, testing ideas, figuring out how to teach trust and credibility, visual and other literacies, inquiry learning. Long-time interest in cognition and creativity, the education of gifted / high-potential children, real-world learning, teaching global nomads.


Friday January 25, 2013 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Secondary Library

7:00pm

7:30pm

Junk Trip
Friday January 25, 2013 7:30pm - 10:15pm
TBA
 
Saturday, January 26
 

9:00am

1:1 iPads in Elementary
Many schools have begun to make iPads a key resource for elementary students. Until now, this has been mostly through iPad carts. This year, NIST became one of only a few international schools to implement a 1:1 iPad program in elementary. This presentation will tell the story of the ups and downs of deploying and supporting over 600 iPads. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the challenges and benefits of 1:1 iPads in elementary and the knowledge to design their own basic implementation road-map. It will cover both big-picture planning and technical details such as Apple ID management. Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Presenter
avatar for Brady Cline

Brady Cline

Elementary ICT Coordinator, New International School Thailand
I have been an international educator and leader in technology for over 10 years. I am currently an ICT Coordinator in Bangkok. I hold various qualifications and have taught in six countries in a variety of positions in both high school and elementary. Before becoming a teacher, I worked as a project manager for a dot-com. I have many creative/nerdy hobbies, but most of my extra time is spent with my three-year-old daughter.


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
SS102

9:00am

21st Century Readers and Writers Workshop: Infusing technology into upper elementary literacy instruction

Sometimes the structure of Readers and Writers Workshop and elementary grades literacy instruction can feel confining to ES teachers. With the plethora of iPad apps available to ES teachers for conferring and conferencing with students, self and peer editing, and publishing dynamic multimedia pieces, literacy instruction can be shifted to include additional digital fluencies and instructional technologies. This hands-on, iPad-centric session will provide the ES teacher with a number of tools, techniques, and apps being used to transform ES literacy instruction. To get the most out of this session it is recommended that participants bring an iPad. A list of apps will be given to participants prior to the session.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Jeff Dungan

Jeff Dungan

Instructional Technology Coach, Shanghai American School - Puxi Campus
Jeff Dungan is an Apple Distinguished Educator and currently serves as an Instructional Technology Coach at Shanghai American School-Puxi Campus. Jeff holds a M.Ed. from the University of Michigan, a Masters Certificate in Instructional Design from San Diego State University and is currently wading though his doctorate, studying Instructional Technologies and Distance Education at Nova Southeastern University. Jeff?s research interests include... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
New Music Room (PAC0100)

9:00am

Approaches to Gaming in Education (Minecraft, Portal and friends)

The Horizon Report highlighted Gaming as a major education trend to watch in the coming years. However, there are already several platforms available for gaming that exist and are successful right now. Minecraft is one of those games that has taken the entire world by storm, and other major gaming companies like Valve are starting to buy in to the fact that games are here in schools to stay.

With the majority of our students on gaming platforms outside of school, how do we leverage this as a learning space and how do we ask meaningful questions with the existing games, without taking the fun out of it?

This workshop will introduce some great games for learning and share some ideas on how they can be best used in the classroom.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Rob Newberry

Director of Education Technology, Chatsworth International School
Singapore


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
BBT(PAC012)

9:00am

Creative Ways To Use Google Forms & Spreadsheets in & out of the classroom

In this session, I will demonstrate how the versatility of Google Form makes it a nearly perfect tool to serve pedagogical, administrative and logistic purposes in the 21st century classroom. It is recommended that you bring your laptop or iPad to this session for a bit of hands on time.

I work at the university and I typically begin my lessons by projecting a Google form on the screen for taking attendance and I embed the associated spreadsheet on the course site for students to check their own attendance. In my writing-heavy courses, practically all in-class writing tasks are designed with Google forms. Using their own wifi-enabled devices, my students submit their writings and study each other’s work on the big projector screen for in-class discussion. I used to download javascripts to write online quizzes; now I write them exclusively with Google forms, and install an auto-grading script on the spreadsheets to calculate student scores and email the reports to them. I conduct in-class polls for instant feedback and set up spreadsheets with simple formulas to automate calculations for real time announcements of poll results. Using Google Form, I also track assignments, collect information, and administer in-class tests.

Come and learn some tips & tricks to take your Google Forms & Spreadsheet use to the next level.
Target Audience -Upper Primary through Secondary Teachers

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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John Wong

Lecturer, City University of Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
SS114

9:00am

Edmodo Institutional Workflow

To demonstrate how to set up the Edmodo LMS to transform institutional workflow by taking the successful innovations that Edmodo has developed and targeted for classroom use, and applying them to the administrative and operational environment to streamline institutional communication, cooperation, and collaboration for a more efficient, simpler, and ultimately more productive workplace.

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William Stewart

Foreign Language, LMS Admin, Tech Integration,  Apple Distinguished Educator, St. Paul Preparatory


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
SS203

9:00am

English Schools Foundation Moodle Project

We will demonstrate a number of extensions for moodle that have been developed and evolved within ESF over the last few years. The goal of the extensions is to grow the adoption and use of moodle by matching the workflow of teachers, making course creation meaningful and quicker for them, and encouraging participation from students.

Tools to be shown include:
· Badger for awarding and displaying badges for student achievement
· Quickstructure for improving the visual impact of a course for learners
· Sharedropbox for peer review and reflection of student work

The extensions have been used widely across the foundations 20+ schools in Hong Kong - the presentation will focus on examples of their use at a range of Secondary levels and across a range of applications.

The extensions are available publicly and can be added to your own moodle 2.2+ installations.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Tim Carrell

Vice Principal, Sha Tin College
I like the opportunities that technology is bringing to our profession. Opportunities to do things not possible before, do things better or just differently (which often leads to better). I particularly like to see what imaginative, dedicated teachers do with the tools, ideas, and systems we can provide for them.
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Iain Checkland

Learning Systems Project Director, English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong
Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
SS103

9:00am

iBooks - What is possible and how to get there

iBooks Author has made the process of becoming a published author as easy as drag-and-drop. But there is more to iBooks Author than just taking your existing content and transferring it into a digital product.

iBooks Author enables us to make the process of reading of a book into a more interactive experience. Essentially, it allows us to make books more like apps.

In this workshop, Keri-Lee will demonstrate exactly what is possible with iBooks Author by sharing examples of iBooks that model great interactivity. She will provide handy tips on how to get started, and direct participants to resources that will help them along their journey to becoming published authors.

Keri-Lee will help participants begin experimenting with their own book, which will require iBooks Author to be downloaded on prior to the workshop. The workshop is targeted towards K-12 educators, across all subject areas.

MacBook Pro's will be provided for participants to use during the session.

(of course people are encouraged to bring their own...)

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Keri-Lee Beasley

Digital Literacy Coach, UWCSEA East Campus


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Secondary Library(AB302)

9:00am

Integrating Technology to Enhance Learning in the Early Years

“Integrating Technology to Enhance Learning in the Early Years” is a session geared for teachers of grades Pre-K through 3rd grade. This session combines specific “Take Away Lessons” ready for immediate use, active audience engagement in the brainstorming of ideas, sharing of specific technology tools, and opportunities for learning between session participants. The theme of the presentation is that technology enables all teachers to do what is most valuable in our profession... to make the learning moment a better one.

As an introduction we will examine the growing shift away from the teacher as a disseminator of information to a teacher as a facilitator and an enabler. From this launching pad we will look at several examples of the ways that technology can enhance this transition. We will examine 10 scenarios for integrating technology into the classroom. In each situation we will detail the hardware and software needed, the logistical challenges, and strategies for optimal success.

Included in the presentation is a list of the best digital tools for young learners, especially creativity tools and other Web 2.0 tools. This includes digital social networking on the web, for both our teachers and our early learners.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
LJ

Linc Jackson

Currently teaching in Indonesia at an international school on the island of Borneo. With me are my wife, Casey and my son, Cable. We are in our second year at Pasir Ridge International School.


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
SS214

9:00am

Living4Real

Life is breathing and living. The young generation growing up now find their life intertwined with technology. How do youth today know how to use technology to enhance their life skills and not rely on it to survive? How do developing skills in school settings transfer to real life settings?

Real Time:
- How does youth manage their time?
- How do we keep things real for the youth?

Real Talk:
- How do we talk the talk?
- How can youth communicate to the rest of the world?

Real Life:
- Why do learning spaces matter and connect to other spaces of life?
- How can we encourage development of organization and prioritization skills?

Real Search:
- How do we encourage research and inquiry?
- Why should we motivating and inspiring each youth to think about their dreams and where their life is going?


Audience will bring away:

• ideas to connect their educational environment to the youth they are educating
• thoughts on how what educators teach today is relevant to the lives of their students and how to prepare them for their lives beyond content knowledge
• reflection on what life skills are and how technology can enhance them and not replace them

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Praise Ma

Language Arts & Social Studies Educator, Hong Kong International School
Growing up with computers at school, Praise naturally has taken an interest in how technology can help people bring out the best in themselves. As an international educator for over ten years, she has many experiences in developing literacy and making history relevant, especially in an 1:1 laptop environment in the last few years. When not in the classroom, she can be found among the people of Rwanda or visiting rural village schools in Asia... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Drama Room (PAC011)

9:00am

Moodle for a Primary school VLE and online community

Moodle is an established platform for secondary schools and higher education but what about primary schools?

In this session I will be showing a very successful example of moodle use in a Primary School with students aged 5 - 11. The session will focus on the following things:

- Making moodle friendly for younger learners
- Creating a learning community
- Seamless integration of Google Apps
- Reducing the number of logins students have using single sign on
- Engaging staff CPD
- Making students the content creators and creating an online workspace for students
- Using moodle as glue for all our web based resources. Integrating everything.

Time will be given to attendees to explore at ESF Primary moodle site and to see the great things that both teachers and students are creating and collaborating on.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Stuart Lowe

Learning Technology Adviser, ESF Centre
I am passionate about students using technology to create amazing things. Through my work I have a great opportunity to work with schools at every level to help them integrate technology with some of our younger learners. Outside of the office I am an independent mobile and desktop app developer and web designer and enjoy all things 'tech'.


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
SS205

9:00am

Read, Write, Drive! How to Rock Your Reader's and Writer's Workshop with Google Drive Applications

Join Wendy as we take the reader's and writer's workshop model in language arts and go digital! We'll explore best practices in writing and organizing your mini-lessons, using Docs collaborative writing features for your writing partners, Drive to organize your lesson world, Forms to collect summarization and reading logs, and Presentations for brainstorming.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
AB604 (Seminar Room)

9:00am

Shifting the Educational Paradigm with Challenge Based Learning

Challenge based learning (CBL) moves teaching away from the traditional pedagogy that academic content is a body of precepts, which need to be memorized, and into a deeper understanding--one which gives students more control in situations that involve quantitative and spatial reasoning.
Geometry students were challenged to analyze the Hong Kong Cage home phenomena through a multi-disciplinary and mathematical exploration. The challenge gave students the opportunity to see how using the power of mathematics within a socio-economic context to assess, synthesize, and interpret information can improve the world around them.

This workshop leads to a dissemination on how students engaged in a global education perspective can understand how specific academic skills can be applied to the global market place.
The workshop includes take-away student exemplars and teacher templates.
Target Audience
Suitable for all teachers, this workshop will be of particular interest to those considering shifting the educational paradigm.Lesson templates and student examples are from the middle to high school level mathematics classes, but are adaptable to fit the needs of students across all grade levels and academic subjects.

In this workshop participants will:
1. Learn and discuss how CBL emphasizes the student's ability to access, interpret and synthesize information.
2. Develop Big Ideas to initiate a CBL project and learn how to overcome the challenges.
3. Explore and learn to use Google apps that support and assess CBL projects.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
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Kelly Grogan

Math Teacher, HKIS
Kelly Grogan is a mathematics educator using a learning centered classroom approach that moves the teaching of mathematics away from the traditional pedagogy that math is a body of precepts which need to be memorized and into a deeper understanding- one which gives students control in situations that involve quantitative and spatial reasoning. Kelly's students play an active role by asking, investigating, creating, doing, discussing and... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
SS404

9:00am

Twitter in Elementary Grades

Many of us use Twitter for news headlines, engaging in a professional learning network or even catching up on entertainment news. It can also be a valuable learning tool for students. I have been using Twitter with my kindergarten class to share their work with parents and also write a daily morning message. Integrated with our classroom iPads, it has become a seamless way for us to share work and ideas. It can also be a powerful way to communicate with a buddy class somewhere else on the other side of the world.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Elvina Tong

Educational Technology Facilitator, International School of Beijing
Elvina is a late bloomer to education but not technology. She spent the first few years after college working in online magazine marketing. After realizing she wanted to try out teaching – she loved it. Eleven school years and a masters degree later, she is one of the elementary educational technology facilitators at the International School of Beijing. At her previous school, Elvina initiated an iPad pilot program in the elementary school. She... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
SS406

9:00am

Website Creation for Students and Teachers

Participants will see how students and teachers can easily create their own website to enhance learning in a digital world. Participants will see websites of teachers and students of all tech abilities and how they can be easily integrated into the classroom and beyond.
Demonstrations will be made using Weebly.com. With the assistance of the workshop leaders, participants will create their own Weebly account.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Dawn Brews

Language Curriculum Leader/Year 6 Teacher, Renaissance College
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Jason Prohaska

PYP Technology Integration Coach, 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 January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
SS216

9:00am

What's Wrong with the ICT Curriculum? Working Approaches to Skills Based Assessment of Authentic Learning

In the UK at least there is a crisis. What might be some of the reactions to this and possible outcomes from it? Where might that leave ICT curriculum leaders? Answering these questions may point to how curricular may need to change and asks the bigger question of how an ICT curriculum stays relevant when technology is constantly changing?
What does it take to be ""good"" at technology?
How is this currently judged in many schools?
What is the validity of these assessment frameworks in the 21st Century?
Are there more useful approaches that are "future proofed"?

In this session attendees will examine approaches to structuring and assessing ICT skills in a secondary school context.

Understanding Digital Kids/Youth/Learners
Kids today are using digital technology constantly. How does this change the way they think and learn? What does it mean for educators?

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Mark Roper

Head of Technology, Island School


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
SS106

9:00am

Why Computational Thinking Matters

Computers are really good at performing repetitive tasks, calculating without error, and managing large sets of data. One of the most important skills to develop in our students is deciding when and how to use a computer to work more efficiently or quickly than is otherwise possible. This set of skills is part of a topic known as computational thinking. It is a way to help students see the bigger picture of skills we are teaching them in math and science.

Introducing opportunities for students to apply and explore computational thinking concepts is now easier than ever. There are many ways to help students learn how to make computers perform calculations so that the students can focus on figuring out what the numbers mean. This also allows students that have previously been frustrated by mental calculation to get back into the game of understanding abstract ideas and solving problems.

This workshop will share a number of simple ways to introduce computational thinking to students in math and science classes at the middle or high school level. Participants will work through example problems they can use with their students, see examples of how students have used these tools to demonstrate their understanding, and brainstorm ways to include computational thinking activities within existing curriculum. Participants will be able to download all program code and other files used in the workshop.

Tools will include spreadsheets, the program Geogebra www.geogebra.org Python www.python.org ,a free and resource-rich programming language. Participants may want to download Geogebra and Python 2.7 to their computers before the workshop.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Evan Weinberg

Mathematics Teacher, Saigon South International School
Evan Weinberg has taught mathematics and science at the high school level for the past fourteen years. He worked at public schools in New York City until the fall of 2010, when he moved with his wife to China to begin his international teaching career. He enjoys working to help students become independent and reflective learners who appreciate meaningful work. He also looks for ways to use and build technology to help his students (and himself... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
SS407

9:00am

Year 6 Exhibition Film Festival

For the past 3 years, RCHK has used an exciting concept for the PYP Exhibition. The year 6 students used the medium of film to express their ideas and to document the action they planned and implemented, relating to an inquiry of their choice.
The rationale was to provide opportunities for the students to demonstrate each of the 5 essential elements of the PYP, whilst calling upon all 5 of the transdiciplinary skill areas, as appropriate, during their inquiry.
In addition the students further developed their media skills by using media language, symbols and text. Without a doubt all the year 6 students developed their digital literacy skills, ability and knowledge during the inquiry process.
In this presentation we will guide you through the process to transform the PYP Exhibition into a Film Festival, seen from both the curriculum point of view, and from the ICT aspect.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
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Mike Hogg

Year 6 Coordinator, RC
I hail from NZ and have been teaching for 12 years. | I'm passionate about all sports and enjoy the outdoors. I'm also passionate about the constant learning journey that teaching takes you through.
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Jørgen Mortensen

Technology Coach/ Film -Video, Renaissance College Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
SS117

10:00am

Coffee Break
Saturday January 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:25am
TBA

10:30am

Better at shooting, better footage! Camera tricks for every-one and every-device.

Nowadays cameras comes in every form, shape and quality.
With some basic knowledge they can all make decent and usable video.
The workshop will provide you with some basic camera tricks that could improve the video shooting for your classroom projects.
Bring your own device(s) and find out how to get the most out of them.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Jørgen Mortensen

Technology Coach/ Film -Video, Renaissance College Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
SS404

10:30am

ePortfolios in Google Apps

This workshop will demonstrate how Chatsworth Orchard campus uses Google Apps for Elementary ePortfolios - as a workspace, storage area and tool for demonstrating learning.

Participants will be given a fully ready working template to start with ePortfolios in their classrooms and a short discussion on the challenges and successes with ePortfolios will be part of this workshop.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Rob Newberry

Director of Education Technology, Chatsworth International School
Singapore


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
BBT(PAC012)

10:30am

Essential Transdisciplinary Skills in R1-Grade 2 - what are they?

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Fred Rogers Center released a joint statement on technology and interactive media as early childhood educational tools in January 2012. This new statement confirms what many of us have know for years: educational media & technology can be integrated into early learning environments in a way that is both appropriate and beneficial. But what is appropriate for this age group at school?

Come share ideas and resources that can help us find the learning potential of new tools and resources when working with our early learners. Discuss ways to make connections to the important instruction and learning that needs to happen in the first years at school and the academic skills our students require to succeed at school and in the future.

This session will be a sharing of ideas, questions, and an open discussion with the intent to continue the collaboration online after you leave the conference.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Sandy Oliver

Lower Primary ICT Facilitator, Hong Kong International School
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Martin Ruthaivilavan

Learning Innovation Coach, Shekou International School
China


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
SS217

10:30am

From Alpha to Omega: How the geeky teacher has turned the tables on what it means to be a role model.

From Alpha to Omega: How the geeky teacher has turned the tables on what it means to be a role model.

Presenter: Andrew Harnett

Throughout my life I have been a geek. In the 80’s and 90’s, this was deemed uncool. However, this is a very cool status for Generation D students. The jock is now on the same playing field as the geek in the elementary classroom. This session is a case study on best practices to support Generation D students in their learning. The session highlights using the Google suite of apps, e-portfolio’s and collaborative web 2.0 tools to support inquiry. Participants will take away new tools, teaching techniques and geeky things to engage elementary students in learning. Student and teacher exemplars, as well as lessons, will be made available for participants to reference.

The presenter will demonstrate how:

  *   To engage students using one’s own personal history and life experiences
  *   To help students succeed using geeky activities, morals and principles
  *   Being different is the way forward

This workshop will:
1. Highlight the Google suit, Google Moderator, Blogger, and Picassa Web Albums tools to support discussions and learning.
2. Show participants how to use collaborative web 2.0 tools
2. Help participants Identify one’s own level of geekiness using a Geek inventory
3. Discuss how to use personal history effectively to reach students

Target Audience

This presentation is targeted towards elementary and primary school teachers, however, specialists may benefit from the workshop.

It’s time to even the playing field with the jocks.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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avatar for Andrew Harnett

Andrew Harnett

Grade 5 Teacher, Qatar Academy
I'm a youngish, passionate teacher who, after a few years of teaching is still going strong in the desire to help kids improve. I don't teach for the summers off. I teach because I want to see kids grow in our developing world. As an international school teacher for a few years now, I'm passionate about other cultures, travelling and developing myself as a person. I'm also a high energy geek, so I've got a few geeky passions, like working with... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
SS203

10:30am

Gaming in Social Studies

The Social Studies department at HKIS Middle School has made an effort to integrate games-based learning into various aspects of our curriculum. Delegates will hear an overview of our journey into this area, including the pedagogical background and our initial concerns and goals, and then I'll share some successes and failures. Delegates will walk away with a large bank of resources to draw from and a framework for how to implement this in their own courses. I will also share about how I've adapted the idea of "gamification of homework" into my classroom, which would fit in any middle school class regardless of discipline.

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Presenter
JP

Jeff Pierce

Social Studies Learning Leader, Hong Kong International School Middle School


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Secondary Library(AB302)

10:30am

Generation Safe workshop

At Renaissance College, Year 6 students are introduced to a 1 to 1 laptop programme. With any new technology, the students have to be aware of the responsibility that comes with using such a powerful tool.

The aim of this presentation is to share how we prepared the students to be responsible digital citizens. We will take you through the steps of how we incorporated the many aspects of using laptops safely, focusing on the issues of Cyber bullying, Digital footprint, Digital hygiene, Security, Balance, Academic honesty and Digital ID.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Mike Hogg

Year 6 Coordinator, RC
I hail from NZ and have been teaching for 12 years. | I'm passionate about all sports and enjoy the outdoors. I'm also passionate about the constant learning journey that teaching takes you through.


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
SS117

10:30am

Integrating Digital Citizenship into the Curriculum

This session will showcase of various websites, videos, games, activities, worksheets and articles dealing with Digital Citizenship. Practical examples of ways in which you could integrate this material into your school curriculum directly (student assessment tasks) and indirectly (A Digital Citizenship Week). Focusing on material for Secondary students but not forgetting Primary students and Parents. Digital Citizenship issues covered to include: Cyber bullying, Sexting, Posting images online, Citing Sources & Plagiarism, Social Networks, Staying Safe On-Line, Netiquette, Social Media profiles and college applications, Internet Scams etc

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


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Mark Adams

Central CUSD 301
Have been teaching for over 25 years, initially Senior Commerce subjects in Australia (Melbourne) before moving to Kuwait to start teaching Primary ICT (2 years English Curriculum, 2 years American curriculum). After 4 years in the Middle East my family (3 young teenagers) moved to Amsterdam where I taught PYP ICT for 5 years. Next move had to be closer to Australia and I found myself teaching MYP Computer Technology in Bali for 2 years... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
SS112

10:30am

Learn to create dynamic audio/visual feedback on essays

Do you feel like your students fail to fully engage and build upon the red lines, scribbles and notes that you jot down on their essays? In this session, use video to provide active feedback on writing by combining visual and auditory learning with video essay feedback.
This session will consist of two parts. 1) How to .. 2) The purpose behind the technique.

Participants will view digitized videos of feedback on writing and compare them to hand written comments or even to electronic feedback, assessing the pros and the cons of each. Please bring an iPad or a laptop if you are able to do so.

Experiment with technologies like EduCreations and Quicktime screencasts as tools to creating real time video feedback. This will be a hands-on workshop and all participants are encouraged to bring computers and/or iPads and stylus. By the conclusion of the session participants will have the basic skills to create their own video feedback sessions for their students and will understand the fundamental benefits that can be derived from this process.
See (http://tinyurl.com/d7j9bbv) for an example using educreations, and here (http://tinyurl.com/d3jwcnv) using quicktime. "

Intended Audience: Grades 4-12

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
EZ

Erin Zaich

Elementary Teacher, Los Altos School District


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
SS202

10:30am

Making iPad/Android apps with Primary school students

Making apps for iPads and other platforms used to be something that required difficult coding and was not possible with Primary aged students.

Not any more!

In this session I will introduce free tools for Mac and Windows that allow students to explore their creativity in creating cross platform apps for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac through drag and drop visual programming.

In the last year a group of ESF primary students in Y5 and Y6 have been learning to create their own apps and have some of their creations now ready for submission to the iTunes app store, Google Play store, Windows Store and Mac appstore. This project has grown to include students in several schools who are working collaboratively online through their projects. These tools are some of the best applications of maths skills that I have seen.

I will share some of their apps and the story of their learning. Attendees will get an initial taste of how to use the tools and can take away resources to get started making their own apps or to work with groups of students in schools.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Stuart Lowe

Stuart Lowe

Learning Technology Adviser, ESF Centre
I am passionate about students using technology to create amazing things. Through my work I have a great opportunity to work with schools at every level to help them integrate technology with some of our younger learners. Outside of the office I am an independent mobile and desktop app developer and web designer and enjoy all things 'tech'.


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
SS205

10:30am

Moving Beyond the Repository: Better Blended Learning with Moodle

This session explores teacher development systems and instructional design strategies used at the Canadian International School of Hong (#cdnishk) to support faculty in their pedagogical progression with Moodle - a learning platform used to support the MYP and DP program.

Delegates will have an opportunity to:

- discuss successful approaches to professional development
- explore 'real' examples of personalised learning
- deconstruct 'better' course designs
- learn how cloud tools such as Evernote, SoundCloud, GApps can be purposefully integrated

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
AM

Aaron Metz

Learning and Teaching Technology Convenor, Canadian International School of Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
SS114

10:30am

Speak up! Transforming Classroom Discussions

Some students enjoy speaking up in class and others don't? Why is this? How can we promote more students to share their ideas? This workshop will briefly present research on face-to-face and virtual discussions. It will provide classroom examples and encourage educators to try different ways to reach their students through different modes of class discussions. Participants will apply their learning in this session by engaging in both face-to-face and virtual discussions. Additionally participants will reflect on the uses of face-to-face and virtual discussions and discuss ways to start using this in their classrooms.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Robert Appino

Robert Appino

Technology Learning Facilitator, Saigon South International School
Vietnam


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
SS105

10:30am

Teachers as Lifelong Learners, a Critical Part of 21st C Schools

In the 21st Century it's not just the geek that is the new chic! Lifelong Learning is also taking on increased value within organizations that wish to be learning communities, and in the connections between school and beyond. Are we all digitally literate in this digital age? How do we as educators keep up, add value, and evaluate successes (or learn from failures)? This session will explore what is required to be a digitally literate teacher and what schools can and should be doing to support digital literacy within its teachers and students as lifelong learners. A formal in-school digital literacy certification system will be presented, aligned to curriculum needs, structural possibilities, online connections, and valued learning outcomes. It's a wonderful time to be an educator and this presentation seeks to add substance to this.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for John Turner

John Turner

Head of EdTech, CDNIS
http://jturner56.wordpress.com


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Drama Room (PAC011)

10:30am

The Mini Flipped Classroom for Numeracy in Primary School

Students usually have lessons in the classroom and then go home to practice where help is not always available. In the flipped classroom, the skill is presented in an online forum and children come to school with questions and ready to practice. The practice then occurs with guidance from the teacher. How can this be applied in a primary school? This presentation will explore an action research project focused on teaching specific numeracy skills using the flipped classroom approach. The discussion will include the methodology used, the successes and pitfalls and the results.

The presenter will demonstrate:
· An action research project
· How to set up a flipped classroom for numeracy
· Demonstrate how to create numeracy lessons using the app Explain Everything
· Provide participants access to sample lessons

In this workshop, participants will:
· Discuss integration of the flipped classroom module
· Learn how to use the Explain Everything app to create online lessons

Target Audience:
This presentation is suitable for primary school teachers and primary school specialists.

Required Materials:
Participants need a laptop or iPad. iPads will be available for participants to use during the workshop.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Patricia Thomson

Patricia Thomson

Year 5 Coordinator, RC
I could be described as being distractible. I could be described as someone who is always interested in something new. I could be described as someone who loves exploring new ideas, new concepts, new activities and new people. I love being in environments and with people who realize that the first two make the third one possible.


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
SS212

10:30am

Using MOODLE to Support Student Centered Learning

This presentation will focus on the features of MOODLE that enable teachers to create a course in which students are in control of their own learning. Through interactive lessons, journals, feedback forums, quizzes and most importantly completion tracking, MOODLE becomes a tool to help students become independent and reflective learners. Using MOODLE, the role of the teacher can be redefined to that of an education coach that can monitor and advise students through every stage of the learning cycle. This workshop is for teachers who wish to use MOODLE beyond its file sharing and assignment uploading capabilities and as a way to create a truly student centred blended learning environment. This workshop would be particularly useful for IB DP teachers.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Agostino Juliana

Agostino Juliana

IB DP Biology and MYP Science Teacher, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
As an educator my goal is to inspire, challenge and engage my students in the love of learning. I strive to accomplish this by creating inquiry based, student-centred classrooms where curiosity and creativity are required and rewarded. Throughout the course of my career, my role as a teacher has been redefined to that of a learning facilitator and coach. In my classroom, science is used as a vehicle to help students develop lifelong skills such... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
SS102

11:40am

Forum 1: Flipped Classrooms - Transformational or a Fad?
Moderator
Presenter
avatar for Debbie Abilock

Debbie Abilock

co-founder, NoodleTools
I love messing around, testing ideas, figuring out how to teach trust and credibility, visual and other literacies, inquiry learning. Long-time interest in cognition and creativity, the education of gifted / high-potential children, real-world learning, teaching global nomads.
avatar for Patricia Thomson

Patricia Thomson

Year 5 Coordinator, RC
I could be described as being distractible. I could be described as someone who is always interested in something new. I could be described as someone who loves exploring new ideas, new concepts, new activities and new people. I love being in environments and with people who realize that the first two make the third one possible.

Keynote
avatar for Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

Studying at Stanford University on a doctoral fellowship
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Saturday January 26, 2013 11:40am - 12:30pm
AB604 (Seminar Room)

11:40am

Forum 2: BYO Device - a technical discussion on how to make this happen
Moderator
avatar for John Turner

John Turner

Head of EdTech, CDNIS
http://jturner56.wordpress.com

Forum Panel
avatar for Robert Bauer

Robert Bauer

Director of Technology, American International School of Guangzhou
China
avatar for Sean Moran

Sean Moran

Head of Educational Technology, The ISF Academy
I love finding ways to authentically connect technology with what we are do.


Saturday January 26, 2013 11:40am - 12:30pm
Drama Room (PAC011)

11:40am

Forum 3: Learning Management Systems - just somewhere to post the homework? How can these systems be used to transform learning?
Moderator
Presenter
avatar for Rob Newberry

Rob Newberry

Director of Education Technology, Chatsworth International School
Singapore
avatar for William Stewart

William Stewart

Foreign Language, LMS Admin, Tech Integration,  Apple Distinguished Educator, St. Paul Preparatory

Forum Panel
avatar for Clive Dawes

Clive Dawes

Learning Technology Leader, Kellett School
Hong Kong
avatar for John Mason

John Mason

Teacher of EAL, West Island School
Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 11:40am - 12:30pm
Staff Common Room(AB607)

11:40am

Forum 4: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin - an old quote but how close are we to achieving this in contemporary schools? How can we improve?
Moderator
avatar for Paul White

Paul White

21CLHK Conference Organiser

Presenter
avatar for Crispian Farrow

Crispian Farrow

Learning Technologies Facilitator, Sha Tin College
avatar for Kelly  Grogan

Kelly Grogan

Math Teacher, HKIS
Kelly Grogan is a mathematics educator using a learning centered classroom approach that moves the teaching of mathematics away from the traditional pedagogy that math is a body of precepts which need to be memorized and into a deeper understanding- one which gives students control in situations that involve quantitative and spatial reasoning. Kelly's students play an active role by asking, investigating, creating, doing, discussing and... Read More →

Forum Panel
avatar for simon may test

simon may test

Learning2 Steering Committee, Shanghai American School

Keynote
avatar for Dr. Larry Rosen

Dr. Larry Rosen

Professor of Psychology at California State University
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Saturday January 26, 2013 11:40am - 12:30pm
Secondary Library(AB302)

11:40am

Forum 5: Has the iPad Triumphed in Education? When we talk about tablet schools what is the status of non-Apple devices?
Presenter
avatar for Tim Carrell

Tim Carrell

Vice Principal, Sha Tin College
I like the opportunities that technology is bringing to our profession. Opportunities to do things not possible before, do things better or just differently (which often leads to better). I particularly like to see what imaginative, dedicated teachers do with the tools, ideas, and systems we can provide for them.
avatar for Stuart Lowe

Stuart Lowe

Learning Technology Adviser, ESF Centre
I am passionate about students using technology to create amazing things. Through my work I have a great opportunity to work with schools at every level to help them integrate technology with some of our younger learners. Outside of the office I am an independent mobile and desktop app developer and web designer and enjoy all things 'tech'.

Forum Panel
JB

Joe Butler

Teacher, QBS

Keynote
avatar for Dr. Jennifer Lane

Dr. Jennifer Lane

Senior lecturer in the School of Education at ECU
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Saturday January 26, 2013 11:40am - 12:30pm
Secondary Gym

11:40am

Forum 6: How can we leverage students passion and interest in technology and media for learning whilst keeping focus on key content and big ideas?
Moderator
CL

Carol Larkin

Head of Secondary, Renaissance College Hong Kong

Presenter
avatar for Gallagher Colin

Gallagher Colin

ISS International School, Singapore, Technology Coordinator
Singapore
AM

Aaron Metz

Learning and Teaching Technology Convenor, Canadian International School of Hong Kong

Forum Panel
avatar for Shaun Kirkwood

Shaun Kirkwood

Fun Cultivator, Singapore American School
I am an Elementary EdTech Coach at Singapore American School. I work with grade level teams to develop activities and workflows using iPads and other technology. In the past I was a Civil Engineer, which means I love the maker movement, and am an avid tinkerer and supporter of projects like 20% time within the school day. | | When not at school I am a keen traveler and photographer, and have presented at a variety of educational conferences... Read More →

Keynote
avatar for Dr. Nichole Pinkard

Dr. Nichole Pinkard

Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University in Chicago
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Saturday January 26, 2013 11:40am - 12:30pm
New Music Room (PAC0100)

11:40am

Forum 7: "Cyber-safety is now a whole-school responsibility"
Moderator
Presenter
avatar for Jabiz Raisdana

Jabiz Raisdana

I teach grade 7 and 8 English at UWCSEA in Singapore. I love playing on the interwebz and helping kids make cool stuff to share.
avatar for Peter Sutton

Peter Sutton

Social and Business Strategy, Kai Ming Consulting

Forum Panel
avatar for Rob Savonoff

Rob Savonoff

Technology Coordinator, Yewchung International School
Love sports, learning and watching students learn new things.
avatar for James Smith

James Smith

Vice Principal, King George V School
Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 11:40am - 12:30pm
BBT(PAC012)

12:30pm

Lunch
Saturday January 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

Adapting a leading online resource for 21C Classrooms

Paul McMahon

3P Learning - Hong Kong office

3P Learning is a global company with leading online products like Mathletics and Reading Eggs. In this open forum, you will learn of the changes that our international development team have had to make to support schools switching to mobile devices and inquiry-based curricula.
With luck, other vendors might share how they are adapting resources that suit a very prescriptive curriculum to suit open-ended, student centered curricula.
Input from teachers using propriety resources or even designing their own online resources would be warmly welcomed.
Come along and help shape the future of educational resources!!


Conference Organiser
avatar for Paul McMahon

Paul McMahon

Regional Manager - Asia, 3P Learning Australia Pty Ltd
Getting the most for your money if you want to support digital learning in your Asia based school. We are one of the few, if not the only provider of Digital Numeracy, Literacy and Science content supported by teachers who come into classrooms across Asia. | We have helped hundreds of Asia-based schools to use digital content to engage, inspire and challenge the learning of students in a way that justifies expenditure on ICT. | Hot off the... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
SS203

1:30pm

Conditional activities, course completion and Pirates via Moodle............

Conditional activities, course completion and Pirates via Moodle............

In this hands on workshop, attendees will have the chance to experience a Moodle course from the point of view of the student. We will look at how content can be made to appear using conditional and orphaned activities, and how teachers can track student progress through the course. Please bring your laptops, eye patches optional. To save time on the day, create an account at http://training.pukunui.com/moodle24/

Presenter - Vinny Stocker (Pukunui Malaysia)

 


Sponsor
avatar for Vinny  Stocker

Vinny Stocker

Sponsor, Pukunui
Moodle!


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
SS201

1:30pm

Content and Student Feedback On Any 1:1 Device

DyKnow - Indiana USA

Content and Student Feedback On Any 1:1 Device

1:1 and BYOD initiatives are on the rise because technology offers new avenues to improve instruction. However, like with any big change, challenges arise. Join this session to learn how St. Paul School-Macau solves these challenges related to their 1:1 computing program. In addition, see how DyKnow’s newest product offering makes it easier for teachers and students to interact and share instant feedback from any device. Leave with relevant advice on 1:1 culture change and specific tools that can help.


Sponsor
avatar for Michael Vasey

Michael Vasey

VP, DyKnow
Michael Vasey has spent his career working with educators and technology. He helped launch DyKnow’s first software product in 2003. Since then he has worked with over 200 schools implementing 1:1 programs and has spoken about 1:1 and ed tech design at conferences in the U.S., India, Hong Kong, and Australia. 


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
SS204

1:30pm

Easy Technology for 21st Century Educators

IdeaTree Ltd. HK

Easy Technology for 21st Century Educators

Participants will get their hands-on experience as if they are attending an interactive language class using iPads.   Pre-build lesson activities including video creation, photo story telling, and writing exercise will be given.  Participants will see how effectively communication can happen by the facilitator being able to provide clear and instantaneous activity instructions and comments.  A snapshot quiz will be also be given to assess everyone's understanding of the lesson.  Facilitator will demonstrate how he can identify the strengths and weaknesses of each participants.  At the end of the workshop, facilitator will also demonstrate how easy these activities can be created.


Sponsor
avatar for Leo Chan

Leo Chan

Founder, IdeaTree
Working for Apple had got myself very committed to providing good technology for schools. I have founded IdeaTree to create solutions for 21st century educators. Very excited and thank you for all the great feedbacks last year and ready for help more schools this year!


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
SS205

1:30pm

Introduction to incorporating 21st century skills into classroom learning

Topic: Introduction to incorporating 21st century skills into classroom learning

With Adobe’s integrated software, standards-aligned curriculums and versatile certification programmes, educators have the software and resources to inspire learning and creativity on each student’s journey to success. Along the way, students build essential 21st century communication, critical thinking and creativity skills that serve them well in school and beyond. Come and meet Adobe’s passionate expert in education and our power user in this session to find out more about how you can enhance the digital learning experience of your students.

Agenda at a glance:

Adobe in Education

Mr. Patrick Tang, Education Account Manager, Adobe Hong Kong

Adobe’s Creative Solutions for Education

Mr. Ernest Wong, Solution Consultant, Digital Media, Adobe Hong Kong

Enabling creativity with Adobe Acrobat

Mr. Kevin Lester, Senior Head of House at Island School and Director of Professional Development at International Educational Awards.


Sponsor
avatar for Candice Ma

Candice Ma

Digital Media Marketing Manager, Greater China, Adobe Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
SS202

1:30pm

Ten iPads or thousands, the Casper Suite is how leading schools are transforming the classroom –and giving IT Admins the tools they need

JAMF Software

Ten iPads or thousands, the Casper Suite is how leading schools are transforming the classroom –and giving IT Admins the tools they need

Multiply the power of iTunes U, iBook Author, Configurator, etc in the classroom
Make it easy and safe for students to get the apps, iBooks, video and lessons they need
Provide IT departments solutions that allow them to remain supportive, flexible, and reliable while increasing the number of devices they can support
Succeed with the Apple Platform


Sponsor
DC

Dennis Cashman

AREA MANAGER, APAC, JAMF Software


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
SS206

1:30pm

UnConference 1: Does anyone work in a school that runs a multi-platform BYOD system?

Unconference slots are an opportunity to make the conference your own. Do you want to learn something new and find someone to teach you? Havesomething you are pondering and just need to discuss? Have a great idea and want to find an audience? The Unconference format is for you!
Please visit the Unconference Google Moderator site where you can both PROPOSE topics for one of the two hour long unconference slots or VOTE for topics youfind interesting. Vote for multiple topics, please. You will need a Google Account to usemoderator. It should be a public google account not a Google Apps account unless yourGoogle Apps administrator has enabled moderator.


You can start proposing topics and voting NOW
https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=203d1e&t=203d1e.40


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AB604 (Seminar Room)

1:30pm

UnConference 2: What are some of the novel or authentic ways teachers assess student learning through the use of technology?

Unconference slots are an opportunity to make the conference your own. Do you want to learn something new and find someone to teach you? Havesomething you are pondering and just need to discuss? Have a great idea and want to find an audience? The Unconference format is for you!
Please visit the Unconference Google Moderator site where you can both PROPOSE topics for one of the two hour long unconference slots or VOTE for topics youfind interesting. Vote for multiple topics, please. You will need a Google Account to usemoderator. It should be a public google account not a Google Apps account unless yourGoogle Apps administrator has enabled moderator.


You can start proposing topics and voting NOW
https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=203d1e&t=203d1e.40


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Staff Common Room (AB607)

1:30pm

UnConference 3: Using twitter, blogs, google presentations, networking to make a flat-classroom in lower elementary.

Unconference slots are an opportunity to make the conference your own. Do you want to learn something new and find someone to teach you? Havesomething you are pondering and just need to discuss? Have a great idea and want to find an audience? The Unconference format is for you!
Please visit the Unconference Google Moderator site where you can both PROPOSE topics for one of the two hour long unconference slots or VOTE for topics youfind interesting. Vote for multiple topics, please. You will need a Google Account to usemoderator. It should be a public google account not a Google Apps account unless yourGoogle Apps administrator has enabled moderator.


You can start proposing topics and voting NOW
https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=203d1e&t=203d1e.40


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Secondary Gym

1:30pm

UnConference 4: Making Learning Visible: Open discussion and sharing around new opportunities and effective uses of technology to make student and teacher learning and thinking visible.

Unconference slots are an opportunity to make the conference your own. Do you want to learn something new and find someone to teach you? Havesomething you are pondering and just need to discuss? Have a great idea and want to find an audience? The Unconference format is for you!
Please visit the Unconference Google Moderator site where you can both PROPOSE topics for one of the two hour long unconference slots or VOTE for topics youfind interesting. Vote for multiple topics, please. You will need a Google Account to usemoderator. It should be a public google account not a Google Apps account unless yourGoogle Apps administrator has enabled moderator.


You can start proposing topics and voting NOW
https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=203d1e&t=203d1e.40


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Secondary Library(AB302)

1:30pm

UnConference 5: English teachers job a-like

Unconference slots are an opportunity to make the conference your own. Do you want to learn something new and find someone to teach you? Havesomething you are pondering and just need to discuss? Have a great idea and want to find an audience? The Unconference format is for you!
Please visit the Unconference Google Moderator site where you can both PROPOSE topics for one of the two hour long unconference slots or VOTE for topics youfind interesting. Vote for multiple topics, please. You will need a Google Account to usemoderator. It should be a public google account not a Google Apps account unless yourGoogle Apps administrator has enabled moderator.


You can start proposing topics and voting NOW
https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=203d1e&t=203d1e.40


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
New Music Room (PAC0100)

1:30pm

UnConference 6: Apple Distinguished Educators Meetup

Unconference slots are an opportunity to make the conference your own. Do you want to learn something new and find someone to teach you? Havesomething you are pondering and just need to discuss? Have a great idea and want to find an audience? The Unconference format is for you!
Please visit the Unconference Google Moderator site where you can both PROPOSE topics for one of the two hour long unconference slots or VOTE for topics youfind interesting. Vote for multiple topics, please. You will need a Google Account to usemoderator. It should be a public google account not a Google Apps account unless yourGoogle Apps administrator has enabled moderator.


You can start proposing topics and voting NOW
https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=203d1e&t=203d1e.40


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
BBT(PAC012)

1:30pm

UnConference 7: VEX Robotics discussion (for beginners)?

Unconference slots are an opportunity to make the conference your own. Do you want to learn something new and find someone to teach you? Havesomething you are pondering and just need to discuss? Have a great idea and want to find an audience? The Unconference format is for you!
Please visit the Unconference Google Moderator site where you can both PROPOSE topics for one of the two hour long unconference slots or VOTE for topics youfind interesting. Vote for multiple topics, please. You will need a Google Account to usemoderator. It should be a public google account not a Google Apps account unless yourGoogle Apps administrator has enabled moderator.


You can start proposing topics and voting NOW
https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=203d1e&t=203d1e.40


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Drama Room (PAC011)

1:30pm

UnConference 8: Augmented Reality: The state of AR teaching

Unconference slots are an opportunity to make the conference your own. Do you want to learn something new and find someone to teach you? Havesomething you are pondering and just need to discuss? Have a great idea and want to find an audience? The Unconference format is for you!
Please visit the Unconference Google Moderator site where you can both PROPOSE topics for one of the two hour long unconference slots or VOTE for topics youfind interesting. Vote for multiple topics, please. You will need a Google Account to usemoderator. It should be a public google account not a Google Apps account unless yourGoogle Apps administrator has enabled moderator.


You can start proposing topics and voting NOW
https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=203d1e&t=203d1e.40


Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Secondary Classroom 101

2:30pm

Easy Technology for 21st Century Educators

IdeaTree Ltd. HK

Easy Technology for 21st Century Educators

Participants will get their hands-on experience as if they are attending an interactive language class using iPads.   Pre-build lesson activities including video creation, photo story telling, and writing exercise will be given.  Participants will see how effectively communication can happen by the facilitator being able to provide clear and instantaneous activity instructions and comments.  A snapshot quiz will be also be given to assess everyone's understanding of the lesson.  Facilitator will demonstrate how he can identify the strengths and weaknesses of each participants.  At the end of the workshop, facilitator will also demonstrate how easy these activities can be created.


Sponsor
avatar for Leo Chan

Leo Chan

Founder, IdeaTree
Working for Apple had got myself very committed to providing good technology for schools. I have founded IdeaTree to create solutions for 21st century educators. Very excited and thank you for all the great feedbacks last year and ready for help more schools this year!


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SS205

2:30pm

A Hong Kong local school approach: Using IT in the humanities curriculum

A humanities teacher from a local secondary school in Hong Kong will share his attempt at using 21st century technology in motivating learning within a local context. Dispelling stereotypes of local school curriculums as traditional and rote centered, the humanities department at Law Ting Pong Secondary School will share and discuss their successes and challenges in motivating learning within a local context. A SWOT analysis will be used to present the challenges and opportunities faced in implementing IT in a local secondary school. Emphasis will be placed on curriculum and the ways technology has propelled project learning and critical thinking within a local humanities curriculum.

In this workshop, participants will be engage in activities and discussions where they will differentiate the various roles and purposes of curriculum in enhancing student learning. Participants will also examine the role IT plays in stimulating student-centered learning in the humanities context.
Target Audience
This presentation is targeted towards all secondary school educators. Primary school and other level educators are also welcome to attend.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Paul Marriott

Paul Marriott

Learning Technology Coach & Integrator, Law Ting Pong Secondary School
Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SS106

2:30pm

Class websites as a form of communication

We all know how important a website can be… more importantly how significant a website can be to communicate learning with students’ parents and families. In the early years of school parents often say that their children are unable or choose not to explain what they did at school. As educators we all know that our time is precious but sharing the students’ learning with their parents opens up the doors to our classroom and creates a dialogue and sharing between students, teachers, parents and their families. A class website helps overcome these barriers and shares their learning with parents and families. But how easy is it to create a class website?

This workshop aims to talk about the effectiveness of a class website - as a form of communication - and show you the basics of how to set up your own class website, quickly and efficiently and how to maintain it with minimal effort. We will look at several web-based platforms to do this with but an emphasis on using, designing and building your own class Weebly as a tool for communication. We will begin building it from scratch with a look at how to create, design and edit pages, add text, photos and embed documents. We will look at how to use your website to survey your class parents and add a class blog to it as well! and for some fun we will investigate some web-based tools to add glitz and glamour to your class website easily.

This workshop is aimed at early years teachers or people new to building a website or Weebly. Bring your laptop, an open-mind and a sense of fun!

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf

 

 


Presenter
avatar for Zanna Psillisdes

Zanna Psillisdes

Visual Arts Teacher, RC
My name is Susannah but prefer Zanna for short. I grew up as an Global Nomad and am bringing my own children up in the same way. I have lived in around 10 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia. I've been teaching on the international circuit since 1996 and my family and I moved to Hong Kong in August 2012. I am passionate about travelling and seeing as much of the world as possible (though hopefully this time as a... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SS201

2:30pm

Copyright Awareness the Fun(ky) and Creative Way

This presentation highlights innovative, interactive and creative ways to teach copyright awareness to elementary students. Using digital photography, music recording and movie editing software students will create digital products based on books. Students contact the illustrators and authors to ask permission to use their work either before or after making the product. The correspondence is used to learn about copyright. Simultaneously students experience the creator's side of copyright as they are taken through a project where they are the creators of copyrighted cartoon characters. They will copyright protect and market their very own branded product.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Wouter LALEMAN

Wouter LALEMAN

ES librarian, American School in Japan
Figuring out what librarians do today and 1, 3 and 5 years from now. Raising 2 little boys and playing guitar to keep sane while doing so.


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
New Music Room (PAC0100)

2:30pm

Creative Coding

Programming is more than just computer science or mathematics, it is all about creativity! Using freely available tools and resources we can create creative interdisciplinary subjects.

In this workshop the presenter will introduce several popular platforms/tools that allow students to start programming visually in only one lesson.

Attendees will get to experience how creativity can be channeled using processing, openframeworks and Max/MSP

Related topic: Interactive Arts, data visualization, Processing, Max/MSP

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Hamlet Lin

Hamlet Lin

Tech Coaches and HS Technology Studies Coordinator, Hong Kong International School


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SS114

2:30pm

Creativity and Innovation - The Power of Play and Tinkering

Learning how to learn is a lifelong skill and fundamental to all aspects of education but it is also a complex process impacted upon by the relationships between learners and what they are learning, and the relationships between learners and their attitudes towards technology. However, in the quest for technology to be seamless, integrated, and ubiquitous in our classrooms, are we missing the opportunity to play and discover how things work? To think critically, creatively and outside the box? And do we want our learners to be passive or active creators of knowledge? As increasing criticism is directed at schools for killing cultures of creativity and innovation, why not challenge your assumptions about what you think creativity and innovation look like and join us for a spot of tinkering. When you allow learners to tinker you empower them to take control and learning how to learn becomes something which is joyful, obvious, audible, inclusive and addictive.
The session will be fully hands-on and model how MaKey MaKey can be introduced to learners, and how projects can be developed regardless of how confident and competent participants might feel in their own tinkering ability.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Brian C Smith

Brian C Smith

Computing & Technology Teacher, Hong Kong International School


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SS407

2:30pm

E-learning Activities To Support Language Learning

This presentation will focus on using e-Learning activities to build depth of understanding and create social construction of knowledge. The presenters will share their experience in creating and managing a variety of activities to extend learning beyond the limitations of face-to-face teaching.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
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Irene Gu

Upper School Chinese Teacher, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
JH

Joanna Huang

Canadian International School of Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SS116

2:30pm

Integrating Minecraft into a PYP Unit of Inquiry

In this session attendees will hear how Grade 3 at ISS International School in Singapore integrated Minecraft (a 3D sandbox environment game) into a PYP Unit of Inquiry (How We Organize Ourselves).

We will share:
Our planning of this Unit of Inquiry.
The Technology planning behind the Unit of Inquiry (including a brief explanation on what Minecraft is!).
Our reasons for attempting this Unit of Inquiry.
Our Formative and Summative Assessments.
Our Reflection Process (both for students throughout UOI and Teachers using the PYP Planner).
Student samples from this Unit of Inquiry.
Reflections on the journey.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
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Gallagher Colin

ISS International School, Singapore, Technology Coordinator
Singapore
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Sharyn Skrtic

Grade 3 PYP Teacher, ISS International School of Singapore
I am an international primary school teacher. My career started in Cleveland, Ohio, teaching grade 2. I’ve taught in Duesseldorf, Germany, Hong Kong, and am currently teaching grade 3 in Singapore. I enjoy teaching and am passionate about Differentiation, Assessment, and Technology.


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
BBT(PAC012)

2:30pm

iPad Implementation - A case study

CDNIS started the iPad journey in 2011 with a three-tiered approach;
1. Individual teacher exploration
2. Class set availability
3. Grade level implementation
In this presentation, we will share the use of the iPad in supporting curriculum development and examples of good classroom practices. We will offer our experience of using Apple Configurator in iPad deployment. The process of app selecting, purchasing and gifting and the strategies of storing and choosing accessories will be discussed.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
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Makky Fung

LTT Convener, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Passionate about creating, communicating, and collaborating with innovative educational technologies.
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Vivian Fung

Learning Technology Education Assistant, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
I love to explore new technologies, but I often remind myself that new technologies are not always the best. In education, we need to remember to use technologies with a learning purpose.


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Secondary Library

2:30pm

Making Interactive Graphic Novels for the iPad

Create Marvel-Style Comic Books for the iPad - What happens when you blend a MacBook, Comic Life, Apple's iBook Author and Keynote? Nothing, unless you add a motivated teacher and students ready to learn how to create multi-media comic books (graphic novels) in the vein of Marvel Comics!


MacBook is highly recommended to have a “hands-on” experience, with iBook Author (Mac App Store) and Comic Life Demo (http://comiclife.com/) downloaded before the session.

Intended Audience: 6-12th Grade; Beginner

iPads will be available to use during the session.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter

Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
AB604 (Seminar Room)

2:30pm

Moodle 2.3 and The Power of Personalised Learning

We will walk delegates through a Y11 Humanities unit of work that attempts to offer truly personalised pathways for students. The unit uses a Moodle 2 course page as a foundation, utilising the Conditional Activities feature to manage progression through the unit and simultaneously ensure rigour. The unit’s vision is that students are more engaged because they are able to pick their own approach, the teacher is unchained from the whiteboard allowing more time with individual students and learning is improved by allowing students to take ownership of their progression and learn in their preferred ways.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
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Crispian Farrow

Learning Technologies Facilitator, Sha Tin College


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SS406

2:30pm

MYP students design their own Mobile Apps

I will be presenting my experiences of piloting a unit of work that introduces students to designing mobile applications.

Delegates will get to see the students testing their completed applications with their intended audience.
They will get introduced, very briefly, to the MYP design cycle and how this is used to create the application
They will get to see the App Inventor software that is used to support the course.
They will be shown examples of some of the design thinking that has gone into making the apps.
They will get a chance to consider how this course fits in with the vertical and horizontal school curriculum
At the end, delegates, will leave with some great ideas to use App Inventor and the design of mobile apps as a vehicle for creating inter-disciplinary learning.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
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martin

DT teacher and CPL, RC
making apps with app inventor


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SS112

2:30pm

PhysEdIT: Dropping IT into PhysEd

This session is  for Technology Facilitators and PhysEd teachers who are keen to learn about using the latest technology with their classes. Teachers will leave with information and resources that can be used immediately when they return to their home school.

We will discuss and demonstrate:

·             How different technology tools can assist integration and make it meaningful for students.

·             Examples of how technology looks and is used with real students.

·             How and why technology can be used effectively and go beyond the use of pens and notebooks in the PE context.

Workshop Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will better understand: -

1.     How technology can be used:

·             For addressing fundamental instructional goals.

·             As an effective student motivational tool.

2.     The collaboration required between the Technology Facilitator and the classroom teacher.

·             Planning and developing curriculum

·             Choosing the right tech tools

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


 


Presenter
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.
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Amanda Ottewell

MS/HS PE Teacher, American International School of Guangzhou
I am a coach and PE teacher at the American International School of Guangzhou. Previously I was at the Canadian School, Singapore and the American School, Guatemala. I have taught PE grades 6 – 12 and I use my passion for movement to inspire my students. I lead by example as seen in the completion of the Great Wall, Macau, Penang, and Taiwan Marathons. I love to use technology in my PE classes - It is amazing what technology can do to... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SS105

2:30pm

Practical iPad apps for Early Years Mathematics.

As educators, we are all committed to integrating ICT into the curriculum. Having iPads as an ICT tool allows for this to happen naturally for children in the early years of their learning. We will explore the use of apps that allow children to develop their mathematical understanding further in the classroom, across all areas of Mathematics. As well as apps that can be used for recording new mathematical understandings so they can be shared with their peers, teachers and parents.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter

Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SS101

2:30pm

To enhance Play-based Learning with Microsoft Kinect’s gesture-based interface

Play-based learning is an integral part of the early years education. To further engage students’ interests in learning, using gesture-based technology such as the Kinect2Scratch can be a cost-effective and fun way to enhance some of the many attributes of Play-based Learning.

This session will introduce the Kinect2Scratch environment and its set up. We will demonstrate sample programs that encourage student inquires and discoveries, and to provide creative language and numeracy learning. Teachers’ facilitating roles in this environment will also be discussed and realized.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
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Johanna Hagglund

ECE, PYP Teacher, Qatar Academy
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Joseph Yang

IT Instructor / ICT Facilitator, College North Atlantic - Qatar


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drama Room (PAC011)

2:30pm

Transforming Learning with the iPad

Mobile technologies have given us the unprecedented ability to connect, create and share with the world. When aligned with sound pedagogy, these devices have the potential to transform student learning experiences, anytime, anywhere. This presentation will explore the tangible ways in which the iPad is redefining teaching and learning at Shekou International School in Shenzhen.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for John Burns

John Burns

Director of Creativity & Innovation, International Schools Services
John was previously based at Shekou International School were he focused on scaling innovation in teaching and learning. Prior to that he worked for Apple and engaged schools and jurisdictions in contemporary practice. John has also developed iOS apps that haves featured in TV advertisements worldwide and has taught in Australia, China, Taiwan and the UK.


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Secondary Gym

2:30pm

Video Masters in Primary and Secondary schools

The digital development of today gives everybody an opportunity to express themselves using moving images (video) to make statements and publish it online for everybody to watch, meaning that the amount of homemade videos accessible is continually growing, but the quality of most of it is poor, not to say disgraceful.

A lot of younger people think they can run around with their iPhone, iPad or a video camera for ten minutes filming around, add some music on the computer and upload it to youtube, and then it is great film art.
With this in mind, it is now the time to act and realize there is a need for education in the language of film, in film analysis and film history.

My experience is that many teachers are afraid of starting a video project in the classroom because of insufficient knowledge about how to handle the camera and the editing.
The aim of this workshop is to encourage teachers to start looking into this subject and start using video as a tool for storytelling in the classroom, and will give you some tools how to analyze short films and documentaries to make the used camera work, editing methods and the construction of the story visible, helping both you as a teacher and the students to improve their storytelling abilities.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
avatar for Jørgen Mortensen

Jørgen Mortensen

Technology Coach/ Film -Video, Renaissance College Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SS404

3:30pm

Coffee Break
Saturday January 26, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

Dan Meyer 'Teaching for Perplexity'

Given the infinite buffet table of tools and technology to
try out in the classroom, how do you decide what's worth
your and your students' time? Without some kind of
criteria guiding our selection, we'll spend years building
up a dusty closet of tools that looked good, promised a
lot, and didn't deliver. With that in mind, the presenter
will describe "perplexity," one of the scarcest resources
in the classroom, and how to pick tools and technology
to maximize it.


Keynote
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Dan Meyer

Studying at Stanford University on a doctoral fellowship
http://21clhk.org/keynotes/

Saturday January 26, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Secondary Gym

5:00pm

Wrapup/ Prizes
Saturday January 26, 2013 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Secondary Gym