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The Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference (8 - 9 December 2021, Hall 3CDE Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre) shared stimulating experiences and insights with education world’s distinguished speakers and other experienced educators.

Day 1 Agenda (8th December)

Day 2 Agenda

08:00

Reception Opens

08:00-09:00

Keynote:
Reimagining Education: What’s worth keeping?

Dr. Darren Bryant, EPL HoD, Assoc Dir APCLC, The Education University of Hong Kong

09:00-09:45

Morning Break and Expo Viewing

09:45-10:30

Stream A
Reimagining Education

Stream B
How do teachers nurture long term student wellbeing

Stream C
Leadership in Education

Presentation

Leading for Complexity – Sensemaking for Educators using Adult Development Theory

Ms. Louise Penrice Education Consultant
OpenMinds Leadership

Presentation

Tempting Teens to SEE: Social Emotional Ethical Learning

Ms. Shubha Koshy Head of EAP, Advisor Teaching & Learning
West Island School, ESF



Presentation

The vital role of education leaders in providing human centric and balanced education for the world of tomorrow

Ms. Jannie Tam
Founder and Senior Director,
GROWDynamics Talent Development

10:30-11:15

Presentation

Agile minds, learning hearts, humble spirits: curriculum innovation during the pandemic

Mr. Nicholas Forde,
Principal, Secondary School
The ISF Academy
















Workshop

Mr. John Everett
The Middle School Counselling Team
Hong Kong International School

Ms. Laura Cowan,
The Middle School Counselling Team
Hong Kong International School

Workshop

The strengths of ‘female’ leadership: exploring new models of leadership for changing times

Believe and Achieve: School Based Mental Health Initiatives

Dr. Kate Erricker Assistant Director,
Nord Anglia University, Asia Nord Anglia

Ms Naima Charlier, Director of Teaching and Learning
Nord Anglia University, Asia Nord Anglia
















11:15-12:00

Case Study

Navigating Online Learning for Young Learners

Ms. Suanne Forrester Kindergarten & Lower Elementary Principal
International Christian school

12:00-13:30

Networking Lunch Break and Expo Viewing

13:30-14:15

Case Study

Human Technologies: a curricular discourse and lens

Mr. Douglas Kidd
Director of Curriculum X
International College Hong Kong

Presentation

Fostering intrinsic motivation in an inclusive learning environment

Ms. Katie Stears, Teacher 
Renaissance College, English Schools Foundation

Workshop

Advancing Women in Christian School Leadership: Experiences, Opportunities, & Obstacles

Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Hutchison Dean of Curriculum and Instruction
International Christian School / University of Newcastle

14:15-15:00

Presentation

Screens that eat children

Mr. Ross Parker Director of Technology & Assessment
International College Hong Kong

15:00-15:30

Afternoon Break and Expo Viewing

15:30-16:15

Presentation

The Mastery Transcript:
A Tool For Reimagining School

Mr. Ross Parker Director of Technology & Assessment
International College Hong Kong



Presentation

Existential Crisis in Current Times

Mr. David Sheehan
Adviser, Student Support Services, Strategic Performance and Quality Assurance
English Schools Foundation

Presentation

Masterminds for Women in Leadership

Ms. Louise Penrice Education Consultant
OpenMinds Leadership



16:15-17:00

Presentation

Technology in Education

Miss. Parul Methi
Student, ESF King George V School / Hong Kong Academy of Gifted Education


Presentation

The importance of nurturing young people throughout critical developmental stages

Ms. Sky Siu
Executive Director
KELY Support Group

Roundtable Discussion

Discourse in Supporting Women in Leadership












 

Day 2 Agenda (9th December)

Day 1 Agenda

08:00-08:30

Reception Opens

08:30-09:30

Keynote:
It's Okay To Have A Bad Day: The Dark Side Of Education For Well-being And Resilience

Prof. Liz Jackson, Professor
The Education University of Hong Kong

09:30-10:00

Morning Break and Expo Viewing

10:00-10:45

Stream A
Reimagining Education

Stream B
How do teachers nurture long term student wellbeing

Stream D
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in International Schools

Presentation

Imagining Schools as Centres of Professional Learning

Dr. Darren Bryant
EPL HoD, Assoc Dir APCLC, The Education University of Hong Kong

Dr. Anthony Adames
Principal, Creative Secondary School

Workshop

Beyond Virtue: The politics of educating emotions

Following on from the keynote speech this workshop will provide delegates with an opportunity for discussion to further explore the topic, expand on points from the keynote and Liz’s critically acclaimed latest book.

Prof. Liz Jackson, Professor
The Education University of Hong Kong






























Presentation

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Proposed Framework and Common Hong Kong Problems

Ms. Shalini Mahtani, MBE
Founder and CEO
The Zubin Foundation 










10:45-11:30

Presentation

What schools can do to promote student leadership

Dr. Ewan Wright,
Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education and Human Development, The Education University of Hong Kong

Dr. Kanwal Hassan,
Researcher at Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change,The Education University of Hong Kong

Presentation

Designing our Future: Student Perspectives on DEI

Mr. Reese Wong,
Founder and President
ISSIA HK














11:30-12:15

Presentation

The Future of Education: Digital Intelligence

Dr. Neelam Parmar
Director of Digital Learning and Education, Asia International School Limited (AISL)



Presentation

Surviving, Recovering, And Thriving: Looking Inside of Teacher Well-being

Dr. Junjun Chen
Assistant Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Presentation

Understanding the HK Gay Games – Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best

Dr Marty W. Forth
Lecturer, University of Hong Kong – Faculty of Social Science 


12:15-13:30

Networking Lunch Break and Expo Viewing

13:30-14:15

Presentation

Survive or thrive? Transforming a School with Innovation during the COVID-19

Ms. LEE Siu Po
Principal, Sam Shui Natives Association Huen King Wing School

Dr. LU Jiafang
Associate Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Associate Director, Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change

Workshop

Strengthening Social and Emotional Support in Online Learning Environments and Beyond

Mr. John Everett
The Middle School Counselling Team from Hong Kong International School


Mr. Kenny Clark
The Middle School Counselling Team from Hong Kong International School

















Presentation

Identity, Acculturative Stress and Coping: The Experiences of Minoritized Youth in Hong Kong

Dr Miron Bhowmik 
Assistant Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist in the Faculty of Education and Human Development at The Education University of Hong Kong








14:15-15:00

Presentation

Leading Innovative Change for Future-oriented Education: Entrepreneurial Schools, Entrepreneurial Teachers

Dr Hayes Tang
Assistant Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership

Dr Maxwell Ho
Lecturer, Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Scholar-Practitioner Fellow, Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change, EdUHK

Presentation

Cultural Wellbeing: Diversity as a Condition for Culturally-safe Learning Spaces

Dr Jan Gube
Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong













15:00-15:30

Afternoon Break and Expo Viewing

15:30-16:15

Presentation

“Reimagining Education - The role of Peace Education” - Crossing Boundaries

Mr. Arnett Edwards 
Principal, Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong








Workshop

Building a Culture of Wellbeing in School Communities

Ms. Virginia Hunt Primary School Principal Hong Kong Academy

Ms. Carla Nagel
Primary School Counsellor and Child Protection and Crisis Response Officer'













Workshop

How teachers can help students to understand their own cultural identity

Ms. Phyllis Cheung
Executive Director,
Hong Kong Unison
























16:15-17:00

Presentation

How Montessori pedagogy is uniquely suited to the demands of our time

Mr. Matthew Sears
Vice President International
Higher Ground Education

Organiser
Strategic Partner
Conference Info

Date & Time

2021-12-8 (Wednesday)
2021-12-9 (Thursday)

Venue

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre,
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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