The Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference (12-13 December 2018, Hall 3CDE Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre) shared stimulating experiences and insights with education world’s distinguished speakers and other experienced educators.

12 Dec 2018 (Wednesday)

07:45Reception Opens

Welcome remarks

Mrs. Belinda Greer
Chief Executive Officer, English Schools Foundation

Keynote: Science of Learning: The BIG Ideas

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath, Director,
Science of Learning Group (Australia)
09:00-09:45Morning Break
Stream A - Innovation in educationStream B - The Science of LearningStream C - Inclusive Education

A Professional Learning Model.... that Really Works

Mr. Ben Robinson,Deputy Principal,
British International School, Phuket (Thailand)
PBL 3.0: Applying the Science of Learning to Project-Based Learning

Mr. Darin Schmidt,Principal,
Shenzhen American International School (China)
It takes a village to include a child!

Ms. Nada Dakhil,Wellness and Advising Director,
King's Academy (Jordan)

Change management: How to implement innovation at schools successfully

Mr. Christoph Zaenglein, Principal,
German European School Singapore
The Learning Trajectory – from Shallow to Deep to Transfer

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath, Director,
Science of Learning Group (Australia)
Exploring Collaboration Models that Support Co-Teaching

Ms. Addie Loy,IB Director,
International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (China)

12:10-13:30Networking Lunch Break and Expo Viewing

A Case for Social Entrepreneurship Integration in the Classroom: Teaching Empathy and the Design Process

Miss. Margaret Wang, High School Social Studies Teacher (IB Economics, Business Management),
Riffa Views International School (Bahrain)
Principles of Human Learning (Part 1)

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath, Director,
Science of Learning Group (Australia)
Early signs of Dyslexia and how to Intervene with 3 - 7 year olds

Ms. Helen Trethewey, Inclusion Coordinator,
Kellett School (Hong Kong)
14:15-14:45Afternoon Break and Expo Viewing

The Making Revolution

Ms. Aly Trezise, Learning Leader for Making & Innovation,
Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Principles of Human Learning (Part 2)

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath, Director,
Science of Learning Group (Australia)
Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Ms. Virginia Hunt, Primary School Principal

Ms. Kristel Solomon Saleem, Director of Learner Support

Hong Kong Academy

*Ms. Virginia Hunt is also the moderator for the stream

15:30 - 16:15
Content without context - in the age of streaming, content-at-your-fingertips, and fake news, how schools can help at-risk, vulnerable students find appropriate resources and support for the topics they are too afraid or embarrassed to ask an adult for?

Dr. Jamie Chiu Psychologist and Head of School Mental Health Program Development
The Brightly Project (Hong Kong)
Strategies to build strong relationships with students as the foundation for all learning

Ms. Christine Koestlin, Learning support teacher,
German Swiss International School Hong Kong

17:00More conference programme at Main Stage

13 Dec 2018 (Thursday)

08:00Reception Opens
08:30-09:30Keynote: AI could change the way we measure kids’ intelligence

Professor Rose Luckin
Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab in London
09:30-10:00Morning Break
Stream A
Innovation in education
Stream B
The Science of Learning
Stream C
Inclusive Education
Stream D
The Business of Education
10:00-10:45A Maker Mindset - Tools to Navigate an Automated World

Mr. Stewart Ross, Design and Technology Teacher,
West Island School (Hong Kong)
How the science of learning transformed my teaching practice

Miss. Kate Jones History Co-ordinator,
Brighton College Al Ain (UAE)
Developing the Inclusion Agenda: Implications for Leadership

Dr. Anne Raynor Shipton Head of Learning Support,
Kent College Dubai (UAE)

*Dr. Anne Raynor Shipton is the moderator for the stream
Disrupting innovation in contemporary education

Dr. Stephen Chatelier
Deputy Head of Boarding, Utahloy International School Zengcheng (China)
10:45-11:30Digital Design – Designing in a virtual environment with a Makers Mindset

Mr. James Haworth, Lead Teacher Learning Technology,
Shatin Junior School, ESF (Hong Kong)
Learning to Remember: The Science of Learning - Research in Practise

Ms. Alexandra Gordon, Head of Year and Science Teacher,

Ms. Bridget Keely, Maths Teacher and Extended Essay coordinator

Ms. Kay McCabe, Head of Humanities

Ms. Samantha Franklin, English Teacher and Head of Year

Nexus International School Malaysia
Achieving Sustained School Improvement: Quality Assurance through the COBIS Patron's Accreditation and Compliance Scheme

Ms. Lisa Milanec, Principal and Head Mistress,
Mount Kelly School Hong Kong
Inclusion Through Specialism (Part 1)

Mr. Stewart Redden,
Learning and Teaching Adviser, English Schools Foundation (ESF)

Ms. Wilma Shen,
IB CP Coordinator, Renaissance College
Designing and establishing ‘next’ schools, from concept to functionality

Mr. Peter Kenny
CEO of REO The World’s foremost International School Establishment, Design and Management Organization

12:15-13:30Networking Lunch Break and Expo Viewing
13:30-14:15Innovation at large-scale: Curriculum Innovation with Problem Based Learning

Mr. Aidan Hammond, Head of Design,

Ms. Kathy Binns, Head of Science,
Branksome Hall Asia (Korea)
Building Relationships: Brain focused methods for classroom management

Ms. Lexi Bentley,
Grade 2 Teacher,
Delia School of Canada: Kowloon East (Hong Kong)
Inclusion Through Specialism (Part 2)

Mr. Stewart Redden,
Learning and Teaching Adviser, English Schools Foundation (ESF)

Ms. Wilma Shen,
IB CP Coordinator, Renaissance College
How schools and universities can successfully prepare for an international project, how to structure the deal and how to get it over the line

Dr Sven-Michael Werner, Partner,
Bird & Bird (China)
14:15-14:45Afternoon Break and Expo Viewing
14:45-15:30It's All About the Kids: Student Voice, Choice and Ownership of Learning

Miss. Katie Trethewy,Education Consultant,
Educo Limited (Hong Kong)
Teacher Emotional Intelligence & Its Influence on Student Learning

Ms. Katina Grigoraskos, CAS/Events Coordinator, IB TOK Coordinator, IB Psychology Teacher,
Wells International School (Thailand)
Group work for inclusion. Looking at Drama and Theatre for inspiration.

Mr. Neil Harris Head of Drama
Sha Tin College Hong Kong ESF (Hong Kong)

Project Based Leadership

Mr. Ciaran Harrington Head of Junior School
Dulwich College (Singapore)
Case Study
Designing and Creating Learner-Centric Eco System Learning Space

Mr. Nitiphan Phanwiroj, Director
Kensington International Kindergarten (Thailand)
16:15 - 17:50More Programme at Main Stage, Hall 3CDE
18:00International Cocktail, AISC Hangout Area
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