08 - 10 March, 2016
Intercontinental Shanghai Puxi , Shanghai

Conference Day 2: 10 March 2016, Thursday

Day 2

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9:00 AM Opening remarks from the Chair

Greg Parry , Co-Founder and CEO, Global Services in Education

Greg Parry
Co-Founder and CEO
Global Services in Education

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
9:15 AM Learning to Grow: the Green School Project

John Stewart , (Former) Head of School, Green School

From its inception, the Green School, Bali, was forged by a committed community of believers on a mission to be progressive, sustainable and unique, maximising holistic learning for body, mind, soul and spirit. The Green School’s incredible bamboo architecture, unique environment, Balinese culture and personalised pedagogy draw visitors daily from around the world. With over 30 nationalities attending a school where there is no air-conditioning, no flush sanitation and no walls, this is a unique story that captivates the imagination.

John Stewart was the ninth Head of School in seven years. This turnover speaks volumes about the trials and tribulations of running a successful school that has no peers and an organic canvas. John will openly lead a discussion around the vision, pedagogy, pitfalls and triumphs of growing a truly amazing educational experience in the jungle of Bali.
John Stewart
(Former) Head of School
Green School

10:00 AM Connecting Curriculum and Design: Best Practice in Educational Architecture Across 5 Continents

Greg Parry , Co-Founder and CEO, Global Services in Education

Greg Parry
Co-Founder and CEO
Global Services in Education

10:45 AM Networking break

Nanjing International School’s Design Centre was built to bring about a different way of teaching and learning in their campus. The Design Centre is an open plan modern learning space equipped to teach students of the 21st century, with the art and design technology rooms integrated together in a practical way. The centre features exhibition facilities and stimulating decor conducive for project-based, creative learning, design thinking, and to aid critical thinking and problem-solving.

Find out how Nanjing International School uses the creative space to influence and improve the quality of learning, and how you can derive similar positive outcomes by re-thinking the learning spaces in your own schools.
Laurie McLellan
Director of School
Nanjing International School

12:00 PM Western Academy of Beijing: Re-designing spaces according to learning needs

Nathaniel Atherton , Special Project Manager, Western Academy of Beijing

An international school in China’s capital city, the Western Academy of Beijing has a deep connection with its host culture that is reflected in the elementary school’s architectural design.

Nathaniel will share how the school has refurnished teaching spaces based upon collaboration with students, teachers and desi gners to enhance the teaching and learning taking place.

Learn from his three years of research in modern learning environments, his concept of the “5 Essential Spaces,” and how educators can use this framework to audit their own environment to make space for learning.
Nathaniel Atherton
Special Project Manager
Western Academy of Beijing

12:45 PM Lunch

CLUSTER A

  • What are some observations of alternate learning formats and setups e.g. flipped learning, open classrooms, blended learning etc.?
  • How do you ensure quality of learning and education when learners are given the autonomy?
  • What are some resources and tools that can help/ can potentially help educators adopt alternate learning formats confidently and effectively?

CLUSTER B

CLUSTER C

Next generation working spaces

Dylan Meikle , Elementary School Counselor, Western Academy of Beijing

  • What are some non-academic challenges or obstacles faced by teachers when they make the effort to embrace next generation teaching and learning?
  • What are some training and development requirements?
  • What do modern day educators seek in schools as a working environment, and how can schools enable them to fulfill their purpose in education?
Dylan Meikle
Elementary School Counselor
Western Academy of Beijing
Find out how the thinking about technology, the design and use of learning spaces is evolving at the Shanghai American School. What are some ideas around design thinking, iteration, cross-disciplinary collaboration, funding models and even staffing opportunities?

3:45 PM Design evolution of technology and learning spaces at Shanghai American School

Alan Preis , Director of Technology, Shanghai American School

Michael Allen , Principal, Puxi Elementary School, Shanghai American School

Find out how the thinking about technology, the design and use of learning spaces is evolving at the Shanghai American School. What are some ideas around design thinking, iteration, cross-disciplinary collaboration, funding models and even staffing opportunities?
Alan Preis
Director of Technology
Shanghai American School
Michael Allen
Principal, Puxi Elementary School
Shanghai American School

4:30 PM [PANEL] Ensuring that technology for learning is “fit for purpose”

Noel Thomas , Principal, Yew Chung International School Beijing 北京耀中国际学校

Jeff Dungan , Technology Coordinator, Shanghai American School

  • How do you quantify and qualify the role of technology in education, and the benefits it brings to the learning environment?
  • How do you ensure that technology in education actually contributes to better learning outcomes?
  • The case for personalised learning: Discuss use of assessment data to inform differentiated instruction within the classroom, to chart growth paths attuned to learners’ individual interests and capabilities
  • Is personalised learning manageable and therefore realistic?
Noel Thomas
Principal
Yew Chung International School Beijing 北京耀中国际学校
Jeff Dungan
Technology Coordinator
Shanghai American School

5:15 PM Closing remarks and end of conference

Greg Parry , Co-Founder and CEO, Global Services in Education

Greg Parry
Co-Founder and CEO
Global Services in Education