Conference Keynotes

The Hidden Curriculum of International Schools

As a result of rapid changes in student demographics, many international schools are faced with visibly entrenched student cliques based on nationality (or language), which may appear to undermine the school’s mission to nurture ‘international-mindedness’ and parents’ desire for their children to learn English and become ‘international’.

21st Century Learning Conference (21CLHK)
Innovation in Education Diversity & Social Justice

Global Citizenship for Who?: Radically Reimagining Global Citizenship Education

Many international schools across the globe aspire to facilitate learning that cultivates graduates who are “global citizens and change makers.”.

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Innovation in Education Leadership Student Voice Diversity & Social Justice

Global Crises and the Role of International Schools in a Changed World; Educational Leadership in Context

At a time where the world is facing global crises, and the future of our students appears increasingly fragile, this keynote presentation asks not what the world can do for the privileged, but what the global elites can do for their world.  

21st Century Learning Conference (21CLHK)
Innovation in Education Leadership

Healthy School Communities

Active, healthy students are more successful – in school and in life. This session will explore both the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of the complex, joyful and beautiful relationship between health and student (school) success.

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Wellness - School

The Power of Affinity Groups for LGBTQ+ Students

This session will provide a bit of background on affinity groups for LGBTQ+ students, tips to be an effective faculty advisor, as well as what researchers have uncovered about what GSA's actually do for schools, and why their power may be stronger than you think.

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Innovation in Education Diversity & Social Justice Wellness - School

Can you teach happiness?

In this keynote, teacher and award-winning author, Adrian Bethune, will explore what happiness and wellbeing mean and if these are skills we can actually teach students.

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Wellness - School

21st Century Teaching: How To Do It

21st century pedagogy has to methodically build students' ability and appetite for designing, managing, troubleshooting and evaluating learning for themselves. And when this is achieved, test scores improve too.

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Online Learning Innovation in Education Leadership Pedagogy & Assessment

A New Hands-on Coding Robot -Matatalab

Introducing all products of Matatalab which certified with Seal of Alignment from ISTE and sharing Matatalab’s educational value: Screen-free coding and activities to help develop students’ Computational Thinking and the 21st century skills.

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Curriculum & Pedagogy STEAM Education Technology Maker Education

How Can We Build an AI for Education Ecosystem?

COVID-19 has precipitated a major experiment for education systems across the world and this provides an amazing opportunity for AI to assist in the beneficial transformation of teaching and learning that remote and hybrid approaches are likely to catalyse.

21st Century Learning Conference (21CLHK) Global Education Leadership Summit (GELS)
Education Technology Innovation

Simplify to Amplify: Streamlining Units of Study in Literacy for Deeper Learning

Sometimes teaching feels like a race. We’re chasing pre-determined curricular plans, running to finish a unit on time, frantically finishing content before a looming assessment.

reThinking Learning
Curriculum & Pedagogy reThinking Literacy

Systems Thinking to Change the World

Today's students need Systems Thinking for learning and leadership in tomorrow's world—one ripe with promise and challenge.

Global Education Leadership Summit (GELS)
Wellness - School

Strategy isn’t agile. People are.

For a decade, Ewan McIntosh’s firm, NoTosh, has tried to help school leaders see that five year plans don’t work. 2020 showed that they’re well and truly defunct.

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Innovation Leadership

Student Engagement - Beyond Relevance, Technology and Fun

Student engagement is the new frontier of student achievement. Of course, it’s always been possible to achieve without being really engaged. Grit, resilience and sheer perseverance can get the most driven students through their courses and exams, and can be useful for some students, some of the time. But these days, in a world rife with distractions, it’s hard to get students to succeed unless you can also get and keep their attention, fire up their passions, and connect with their lives and interests.

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Curriculum & Pedagogy Education Technology 21st Century Skills

No Friend But The Mountains: the story of one man’s struggle for justice and human rights.

Behrouz will speak of his journey as a refugee, writer and human rights activist, and the impact words can have on awareness, action and social justice.

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Diversity & Social Justice

Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can't Transform Education

In Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education, Justin Reich delivers a sobering report card on the latest supposedly transformative educational technologies.

21st Century Learning Conference (21CLHK) Global Education Leadership Summit (GELS)
Curriculum & Pedagogy STEAM Education Technology Innovation Maker Education Leadership 21st Century Skills

Prepare your students today to solve the biggest problems of tomorrow by teaching data skills today

Short keynote reviewing importance of teaching real data skills to students

21st Century Learning Conference (21CLHK) reThinking Learning
STEAM 21st Century Skills

Engaging the Minds, Hearts and Souls of Our Students When Learning Mathematics

What will the “new normal” look like for mathematics learning after this global pandemic? This presentation will discuss the lessons learned during this challenging time and share different practical strategies to engage students both in the virtual environment and for in-person learning.

21st Century Learning Conference (21CLHK) reThinking Learning
Curriculum & Pedagogy STEAM 21st Century Skills reThinking Numeracy
21st Century Learning Conference (21CLHK) reThinking Learning
Curriculum & Pedagogy 21st Century Skills

Little People, Big Issues: Using Books to Change the World

Books are a gentle way to help kids make sense of some of life’s big issues. Deborah’s anger about inaction to climate change drove her to write a trilogy about kids living in a flooded city.

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Student Voice Diversity & Social Justice

Education Post Covid: An Educational Crisis is A Terrible Thing to Waste

2020 has represented the biggest experiment in home learning in history. As schools move back to in person instruction everyone is naturally asking - what lessons will we take from this period moving forward?

21st Century Learning Conference (21CLHK) Global Education Leadership Summit (GELS)
Online Learning Innovation Leadership