21CLHK Jan 2013 Report

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Conference Overview The fifth 21st Century Learning Hong Kong (21CLHK) Conference was held at the Renaissance College Hong Kong campus, on 24-26 January 2013, with over 550 educators from around the world attending to explore the theme, Digital Impact: Life & Learning. The 21CLHK Conference aims to recognize excellence in the use of technology in learning and teaching, and to provide a platform for sharing and celebrating excellent practice. With a focus on education in Asia, 21CLHK is committed to ensuring that students around the region are exposed to the best possible practice in every classroom. The 21CLHK Conference provides timely, relevant and authentic professional development stimulating professional debate for educators at all levels in the system from frontline to leadership and policy development roles. The 21CLHK Conference facilitates the development of a collegiate network of educators across the Asian region, and beyond, who share a passion for exploring how best to engage students in deep learning through the use of educational learning technologies.













Conference Tweets inspiring, engaging, thought-provoking, original and entertaining. Great experience being at #21CLHK ! #21clhk enjoying being @ 21CLHK with my buddies great opp for thinking time Listening to the keynotes and watching all the videos just gives us the desire: We need to do more of this at OUR school! We need to take advantage that this generation is connected #21CLHK No more teaching mouse skills! Teach transferable skills. #21CLHK Reemphasizing need for research based education decision making. Thank you. #21clhk #speakingmylanguage 21CLHK my first piece of online technology were two tin cans and a piece of string #pypchat

Such inspiring educators at #21clhk this week

Superb day at #21clhk and buzzing about what tomorrow will bring. So many gr8 workshop options at #21CLHK I loved the personal attention I received from the organizers of this event.

Conference Demographcs 21CLHK provides something for everyone and attracts teachers, school leaders, and educational advisers from Kindergarten through to High School. This year we were also delighted to welcome a number of educators from local Hong Kong schools as well as participants from the University sector. Addressing all K-12 educators 7%


1% 15%


Schoolwide / K12 Primary / Elementary Middle School / High School / Secondary Higher Education Other


Secondary includes grades 6-12 Primary includes grades 1-6

Attracting top leadership from schools and government Technology Director


Assistant / Vice / Deputy Principal




Other Admin

9% 9%

Curriculum Director 6%

Administrator Director of Professional Development

1% 1%

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Graph showing leadership roles of administrators attending the conference (n = 80)

Not just a conference for technology specialists

Not just a conference for international schools


2% 4%


Department / Subject / Faculty Head Administrator / Leadership Team Other School Support Staff Teacher

16% 55%

77% 15%


n = 550

International Private School Local/Government School Higher Education

Detailed Demographics

Full list of schools & organizations represented (by country) Australia - Kai Ming Consulting Australia - Warwick Senior High School Bahrain - British School of Bahrain Bangladesh - American International School Dhaka China - American International School of Guangzhou China - Bestway EDU China - British School of Guangzhou China - Changchun American International School China - Concordia China - Concordia International School China - Dulwich College Beijing China - Dulwich College Suzhou China - Green Oasis School China - Guangzhou Nanhu International School China - Hangzhou International School China - Shanghai American School China - Shanghai Anting Elementary School China - Shanghai BestWay Educational Institute China - Shanghai Gezhi High School China - Shanghai High School China - Shanghai Huangpu District Education Bureau China - Shanghai Huangpu District Educational Information Center China - Shanghai Jingan District Education Bureau China - Shanghai Jingan District Institute of Education China - Shanghai Luwan No.2 Central Primary School China - Shanghai Minban Yangpu Elementary School China - Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School China - Shanghai Yanan Junior School China - Shanghai Yangpu Liuyi Elementary School China - Shekou International School China - Utahloy International School China - Xiamen International Schools China - YK Pao school Hong Kong - American International School Hong Kong - Apple Hong Kong - Beacon Hill School Hong Kong - Beacon Hill School Hong Kong Hong Kong - Bishop Hall Jubilee School Hong Kong - Bradbury School Hong Kong - British Council Hong Kong - Canadian International School Hong Kong - Canadian International School of Hong Kong Hong Kong - Carmel School Hong Kong - Chinese International School Hong Kong - Christian Alliance International School Hong Kong - City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong - Clear Water Bay School Hong Kong - Concordia International School Hong Kong - Creative Secondary School Hong Kong - Delia School of Canada Hong Kong - Discovery Bay International School Hong Kong - English Schools Foundation Hong Kong - German Swiss International School Hong Kong - Glenealy School Hong Kong - Graeme Academy Hong Kong - Harrow International School Hong Kong Hong Kong - HKBUAS Hong Kong - HKMA David Li Kwok Po College Hong Kong - HKSAR Education Bureau Hong Kong - HLYIS Hong Kong - Hong Kong Academy Hong Kong - Hong Kong International School Hong Kong - Independent Schools Foundation Academy

Hong Kong - International Christian School Hong Kong - Island School Hong Kong - ISS International School, Singapore Hong Kong - Japanese International School Hong Kong - Kellett School Hong Kong - Kennedy School Hong Kong - Kentville Kindergarten Hong Kong - King George V Hong Kong - Kowloon Junior School Hong Kong - La Salle College Hong Kong - Law Ting Pong Secondary School Hong Kong - Lutheran Academy Hong Kong - Pak Kau College Hong Kong - Peak School (ESF) Hong Kong - Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School Hong Kong - Pui Ching Middle School Hong Kong - Quarry Bay School Hong Kong - Renaissance College Hong Kong - Rosebud Primary School Hong Kong - Sha Tin College Hong Kong - Sha Tin Junior School Hong Kong - Shatin College Hong Kong - Singapore American School Hong Kong - South Island School Hong Kong - St. Margaret’s Co-Educational English Secondary & Primary School Hong Kong - St. Paul’s College Hong Kong - St. Paul’s Convent School Hong Kong - St.Paul’s Convent School Hong Kong - T for Tickets Hong Kong - Teacher Hong Kong - The Independent Schools Foundation Academy Hong Kong - Tsung Tsin Primary and Kindergarten School Hong Kong - University of Hong Kong Hong Kong - West Island School Hong Kong - Yew Chung International School HK India - American Embessy School India - Canadian International School Bangalore Indonesia - Buah Hati Christian Kindergarten School Indonesia - Cita Hati Christian Elementary School Indonesia - Jakarta International School Indonesia - Pasir Ridge International School Japan - American School in Japan Japan - St. Mary’s International School Japan - Tokyo International School Korea - Korea International School Macau - Escola Sao Paulo, Macau Macau - The International School of Macao Malaysia - International School @ ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia - International School Kuala Lumpur Malaysia - International School of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia - Tanarata International Schools Malaysia - Taylor’s College Malaysia - Tenby Schools Qatar - College North Atlantic Qatar Qatar - Qatar Academy Saudi Arabia - American International School of Jeddah Singapore - Chatsworth International School Singapore - German European School Singapore Singapore - International School Singapore Singapore - ISS International School, Singapore Singapore - Singapore American School Singapore - United World College Singapore

South Korea - Asia Pacific International School South Korea - Busan International Foreign School South Korea - Chadwick International South Korea - St. Paul Preparatory School Taiwan - Kaohsiung American School Taiwan - Taipei European School Thailand - Bangkok Patana School Thailand - International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand - NIST International School Thailand - Renaissance College Thailand - The Early Learning Centre United Arab Emirates - GEMS Education United States - International School of Dongguan Vietnam - Australian International School Vietnam - British International School Vietnam - British International School (Vietnam) Vietnam - International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam - Saigon South International School Vietnam - United Nations International School of Hanoi

Full List of Job Titles 4th Grade Teacher 5th Grade Teacher Administrative Department Director Art Teacher Assistance Vice Principal Assistant IT Director Assistant Principal Biology Teacher Brand Manager of International Programs Campus Coordinator Chinese Teacher Class Teacher Class Teacher Year 3 Classroom Teacher Computer Science teacher Computer Teacher Curriculum Coordinator Curriculum Development Officer Curriculum Support Coordinator Department Head Secondary Mathmematics Deputy Derictor Deputy EPD Deputy Executive Principal Deputy Head Deputy head of English Design Technology Teacher Digital and Design Technology Teacher Digital and Information Literacy Coordinator, Teacher Librarian Director Director Educational Technology Director of Academic Technology Director of Curriculum Director of Curriculum & Instruction Director of Education Technologies Director of Education Technology Director of Foundamental Education Department Director of ICT Director of Information Technology Director of IT Director of Learning Design Director of Learning Technology Director of Regional Training Center Director of Teaching and Research Department Director of Technology Director, eLearning DLL and Y1 Teacher DT Main Phase Curriculum Leader EAL Teacher

Ealry Years Teacher/ICT Coodinator Ed Tech Coach Ed Tech Teacher Educational Assistant Educational Assistant LET Secondary Educational Consultant Educational Technology Coach Educator E-learning consultant eLearning Coordinator Elementary Computer Teacher Elementary Principal Elementary School Librarian Elementary Teacher Elementary Technology Coach English Teacher English Teacher TEFL, Trainer & Consultant Enrichment Teacher ES IT ES Librarian ES Technology Coach ESL teacher/Speech Language Therapist ESOL Coordinator Foreign Language Teacher/Tech Coach French Teacher G1 Teacher Geography Curriculum Leader Grade 2 Teacher Grade 3 Level Leader Grade 4 EAL Teacher Grade 4 Teacher Grade 5 Teacher Grade 7 Teacher Grade 8 English Grade One Teacher Head Librarian Head Librarian and Media Resources Specialist Head of Arts Faculty Head of Biology Head of Department Head of Educational Technology Head of Elementary School Head of English Head of EPD Head of German Head of ICT Head of ICT Infrastructure & Support Head of Info Literacy & Staff Learning Head of IT Head of IT (Primary) Head of Learning and Teaching Technologies Head of Library Head of LIRC Head of Mathematics Head of PE Head of Physics Head of Primary Head of Secondary Head of Spanish Department Head of TOK Head of Year Head Teacher High Grade Coordinator History teacher HS LMC Assistant HS Math Teacher HS Principal IB DP Biology and MYP Science Teacher ICL Teacher

ICT Co ordinator/Teacher ICT Coordinator ICT Cordinator ICT Curriculum Leader ICT Educational Specialist ICT Faciliator ICT Facilitator ICT Facilitator (Lower Primary School) ICT Learning Specialist ICT Manager ICT Operations Manager ICT Specialist ICT Teacher ICT Teacher / G11 & 12 Dean ICT Teacher/Integrator ICT Teacher/Tech Coach ICT Tech ICT Technician Information Literacy Specialist Instructional Technology Coach Integrated Technology Coordinator International Programs Specialist IT Coordinator IT Facilitator IT Instructor IT Manager IT Specialist IT Systems K-5 Educator Kin Ict & Music teachers Kindergarten Teacher Leader of World Languages and Mother Tongue Learning and Teaching Technologies Coordinator Learning Designer, Faculty of Education Learning Director: Learning Technology Systems/ESF VLE Tech consultant Learning Enhancement Teacher Learning Support Learning Technologies Coordinator Learning Technologies Facilitator Learning Technologies Integrator Learning Technologies Leader Learning Technologies Support Teacher Learning Technology Adviser Lecturer Liberal Studies Teacher Librarian Library Team Leader LMS Admin, 1:1 Pilot Manager, Spanish Instructor LTT Assistant LTT Convenor Math Head Math teacher Math/Science Teacher Mathematics & Science Teacher Mathematics Teacher Maths Science teacher Maths teacher Maths tecaher Middle School EAL Teacher MIddle School English Middle School Humanities Teacher Middle School Teacher Librarian Middle Years Teacher Ms MS Coordinator MS Principal MS Teacher MS Technology Facilitator MS/HS Librarian MS/HS Social Studies & Digital Arts MS/US Librarian

MYP Teacher Libarian Preschool Teacher President Primary Class Teacher Primary ICT Coordinator Primary ICT Facilitator Primary Learning Enhancement Coordinator Primary Native English-Speaking Teacher Primary School Librarian Primary School Teacher / EdTech Committee Primary Teacher Principal Psychology Teacher PYP Coordinator PYP Teacher Librarian Regional Manager Regional NET Coordinator, Native Speaking English Teacher Section School Psychologist Schools Representative Science Teacher Secondary ICT Facilitator Secondary Mathematics Teacher Secondary Teacher SEN/EAL Coordinator Senior Advisor Digital Learning Senior Lecturer Senior Teacher Trainer Shu Yuan Science Programs Manager Sixth Grade Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher Social & Business Strategy Social Studies Learning Leader Social Studies Teacher Spanish Teacher Student Attainment Manager Tacher Teacher Teacher - Reception Teacher Librarian Teacher of ICT/Multimedia Design Teacher/ Staff Development Officer Team Leader Tech Facilitator Tech Lib teacher Tech Resource Facilitator Technology Coach Technology Director Technology Integration Specialist Technology Resource Facilitator Technology Teacher Timetabler ESD Upper Primary Principal Upper School Chinese Studies Teacher and Upper School Chinese Studies Dept. Head Upper School Chinese Teacher Vice Principal VP Primary, Pastoral VP Primary, PYP Coordinator VP Primary, Teaching and Learning VP Secondary School/MYP Coordinator VP Secondary School/Pastoral VP Secondary, DP Coordinator Web/VLE Manager Year 1 Coordinator Year 1 Teacher Year 2 Teacher Year 3 Teacher Year 4 Teacher Year 5 Teacher Year 6 Teacher Year 6 Teacher Year Leader

Conference Organisers 21st Century Learning Conference Directors Justin Hardman ( jahardman@21c-learning.com) http://www.justinhardman.com/ ,Twitter: @jahardman Graeme Deuchars ( gdeuchars@21c-learning.com) Paul McMahon (pmcmahon@21c-learning.com) http://xpatasia.edublogs.org/ , Twitter: @LSA_Paul

Host School Liaison Ania Zielinska azielinska@rchk.edu.hk Vice Principal, Learning Technologies, Renaissance College @aniazielinska

Conference Coordinator Paul White ( paulalanwhite@gmail.com ) WhitePaul.com Twitter:@paulwhitetwit LinkedIn On behalf of the organizers we extend our thanks to each participant for attending. This conference was an opportunity to learn from one another about how we can make the ideas and vision for digitally enhanced 21st century learning real for our students. Thank you for your ideas, conversations and engagement in each session. We look forward to seeing you at future 21CLI events.

Faces @ 21CLHK

Conference Keynotes

Dan Meyer

Jennifer Lane

Nichole Pinkard

Larry Rosen

All keynotes are viewable on the 21CLI YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/21CLearning

Conference Sponsors Thank you to the 24 companies who generously donated their staff time, sponsorship, and prizes to help make the conference a success!

Sponsors & Organizers

"21CLHK always has great positive energy. The organizers purposely foster meaningful conversations between schools and the education companies like Pearson about the issues that matter most." - Laura Cook, International Schools Director, Pearson Asia

Thank you for organizing such an awesome event. [We] had many excellent conversations and made some great contacts, and we also had a very fun time. Ethan Dengate (Teamie)

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Exhibitor Sponsors

Conference Supporters

Food & Beverage Supporters

Media Supporters

Apple FujiXerox Furnware RICOH

Turnitin presented by Aldis

3P Learning Adobe Cypher Martin & Ergotron Educational Technology Connection Idea Tree JAMF Software Pukunui Technology HK

Adelaide Cellar Doors Hop Leaf

Chief dyKnow Follett HP Limen Microsoft Pearson Teamie TTS

e-Campus Today

Over HK$71,000 in technology prizes, including hardware and software, were generously donated by our sponsors and were won by various schools and individual delegates.

Presentation of the Year Speak up! Transforming Classroom Discussions by Robert Appino MS Technology Facilitator at Saigon South International School 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 Robert Appino their learning in this session by engaging in both face-toface 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.

Hong Kong

Thank You to the Host Hchool Hong Kong Renaissance College Hong Kong (RCHK) is a world class coeducational independent school and an IB World School. Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s New Territories, the college was established in 2006 by the English School Foundation (ESF) to serve the needs of the local and expatriate communities in Hong Kong. Students are educated from Year 1 to Year 13 on one site, guided and encouraged by a team of experienced international educators. Our student body comprises over 40 nationalities, with 25 languages represented. English is the medium of instruction. The Renaissance College Scholarship Programme provides pathways for motivated and talented secondary students, who strive for academic excellence and are empowered to take progressive action in their lives. Apple Asia described Renaissance College as a leading school in the region. Technology is integrated collegewide throughout the curriculum. Creativity, action, service (CAS) is integral to college life. Students participate in a myriad of artistic, musical, sporting and service activities conducted onsite and offcampus. Renaissance College encourages young people to be curious and caring global citizens. Our aim is to prepare welleducated young people to lead future generations, to seek and create an environment of intercultural understanding and respect for well educated others. The school believes and expects the students will pursue knowledge, learn through service and strive to build a better world through action. The purposebuilt campus provides the context for students to excel. Stateoftheart facilities include the Performing Arts Centre, Black Box Theatre, 25metre indoor swimming pool, music rooms, library, science laboratories, gymnasiums, artificial turf tennis court, outdoor basketball courts and cafeterias. Renaissance College is a fully authorized IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Year 1 to Year 6, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) from Year 7 to Year 11 and the Diploma Programme (DP) in Year 12 and Year 13. We focus on developing students as lifelong learners by building research skills, promotingpersonal responsibility and encouraging independence.

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