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17-19th February 2011 West Island School

Making It Real

Conference Report


Making It Real


Conference Overview

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Feedback from Participants

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Conference Content

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Conference Sponsors

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Student Involvement

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Conference Demographics

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Detailed Demographics

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Thanks to the host school

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Hope to see you next time

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Conference Committee

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http://21clhk.com/

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Conference Overview Conference by the Numbers • • • •

17 Countries represented 86 Separate workshop sessions 109 Schools represented 508 Teachers and Administrator attendees

Conference Visualized The 21CLHK Conference was focused around improving the learning of students in Asian schools, the leaders of tomorrow, with digital technology. Feedback from conference participants indicated the sessions were a good balance between those that provoked thinking and those that provided practical takeaways.

(Wordle generated from session descriptions, worldle.net)

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Conference Strands • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Creative Arts EAL Primary and Secondary Early Childhood English Teachers General Strand Humanities Teaching Librarians / Information Literacy Mandarin Studies Mathematics Teaching Modern Foreign Languages Primary Teaching School Leadership Principals Strand Sciences

Conference Goals • Provide professional development targeted at the needs of educators based on the subject/discipline they engage in everyday. • Bring together educators from around Hong Kong and Asia to form lasting professional connections around the use of digital technology to enhance learning • Provide both motivating and visionary and challenging messages about learning in the 21st century • Target school leaders with content and opportunity for conversation about leadership of schools in today’s digital world • Build a learning community based in Hong Kong which shares world’s best practice about leading and learning in the 21st Century

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Conference Innovations • Full program including media available on iPhone • Largest conference of its type organised in Hong Kong to date • School visits in five focused areas: 1:1 Schools, Primary Schools, Secondary School, school libraries and technology infrastructure

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Feedback from Participants Would you come back to 21CLHK?

9%

91%

No

Yes

“Great job! Thank you.”

“School visits were amazingly helpful. Keynotes were top-notch.”

“It is very important that we have such an IT conference in HK and I will support it.”

“I had a truly wonderful experience! The best part of the conference for me was hearing from the Keynote speakers...they were inspiring and forward thinking.”

“Well done. I also attend the annual Learning Technologies conference in Ontario Canada and I find this Hong Kong event world class.”

“Was great to meet many people I follow on twitter and to share learning with so many interesting people.”

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Conference Content Stephen Heppell Heppell.net Professor Bournemouth University, Chair in New Media Environments, Emeritus Professor Anglia Ruskin University, Visiting Professor University of Wales, Newport. Executive chairman LP+Stephen was the guiding “father” of a number of social networking projects including *ESW in the 1980s, Schools OnLine for the Department of Trade and Industry in 1995/6, Tesco Schoolnet 2000 from 1999, Think.com from 1999. Stephen founded Ultralab in the 1980s, moving there from the UK Government’s groundbreaking Microelectronics Education Programme. Over a score of years Ultralab grew to become Europe’s leading learning technology research centre with projects that pioneered multimedia CD ROMs and on-line communities before the advent of the world wide web. He left Ultralab to found his own flourishing policy and learning consultancy Heppell.net which now has a portfolio of international projects. Stephen is retained by a number of organisations to help with future policy and direction, including the BBC, is an Associate of KPMG, and is retained by UK government in Horizon Scanning work to advise of future directions for educational policy. Stephen is executive chairman of LP+ who are currently developing a Chinese language learning community for 20 million Chinese school students, in partnership with China’s Sun New Media corporation. David Warlick http://davidwarlick.com/ David Warlick is a 34 year educator. He has been a classroom teacher, district administrator, and staff consultant with the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. For the past ten years, Mr. Warlick has operated The Landmark Project, a consulting, and innovations firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. David’s attribution web site, Citation Machine, serves nearly a million page views a day and his classroom blogging tool, has served more than a quarter of a million teachers and students. David Warlick is also the author of four books on instructional technology and 21st century literacy, and has spoken to audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, The Middle East, and South America. What makes David Warlick a highly effective and sought-after speaker is that, at heart, he is a teacher with a contagious passion and enthusiasm for helping people discover a brand new world of teaching and learning.

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Presentations in Strands Teachers and administrators presented 86 separate presentations (45min) or workshops (90min) organised into strands A sample of those topics: • • • • • • •

Digital Adventures in Science - Animal Eyes, Explorers and Yenka! Digital Literacy in the Early Years Giving Students an Authetic Voice Through Technology The role of ICT in language assessments Hacking the 'Native' Information Experience The Mystery Genre in a 1:1 Laptop School Gamers in our midst

Forums Forum sessions on Saturday were opened ended discussions facilitated by a Hong Kong based school principal and panel of experts around essential questions all educators in the 21st century face. Sample of forum topics: • • • •

Technology in education: A tool or a solution? Educational technology often falls shy of addressing specific problems and acts merely as a lubricant. Discuss. In what ways is the role of a teacher changing in a 21st Century School? How can school libraries embrace the new technologies in schools to support students and staff -mobile technologies such as ebooks,social media, web 2.0 etc? What are the challenges and potential successes? "Parents worry about increasing internet use at school. Should we lock down the internet and block all non education sites like facebook. Then get student to sign acceptable use policy's which are updated every year with all the things that are banned?" Discuss Faculty buy-in? Some staff are intimidated by ed-tech and ICT, which makes integration difficult. How can we encourage reluctant staff to take up new practices?

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Conference Sponsors 21CLHK attracted the sponsorship of 19 corporate partners. Corporate partners make conferences like this possible and the conference organizers thank our sponsors for willingness to be part of an important conversation around the future of learning. • • • • • • • • •

RM Education Pearson Microsoft Ricoh Cisco Cypher Martin FujiXerox Apple HP

• Mathletics • Educational Technology Connection (ETC) • Webswami • Aldis (Turnitin) • Wacom & Grandtech • Atomic Learning • Epson • Senco-Masslink

Participant influence over technology purchases at school

11%

17%

20%

52%

No Influence Decider

Some Influence

Influence

Data from post conference survey

“Congratulations again on a successful event, and thanks for inviting Microsoft to participate. Your keynote sessions were great and the keynote speakers were super!”

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Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Exhibitor Sponsors

Conference Report Printing Sponsor: FujiXerox


Student Involvement A key principle behind the 21st Century Learning Conference was not just talking about student learning with digital technology but witnessing it in action. The 21CLHK Conference had over 20 student volunteers updating the websites, taking videos and photos, helping conference delegates find where they need to go and providing technical assistance. Student volunteers came from West Island School (62) and German Swiss International School (4) and Hong Kong International School (1)

At the conference closing 7 students from West Island School (WIS) entertained the audience with a fantastic musical performance using only iPads for the musical instruments and iPod for voice synthesis

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Conference Demographics Not just a conference for technology specialists 21CLHK had a good balance of educators from all disciplines Common Job Titles: Teacher Principal Teacher Librarian Vice Principal Director of Technology Technology Integrator

144 37 34 12 11 10

ICT Facilitator Chinese Teacher ICT Coordinator Head of ICT Technology Facilitator

Job role in education

11% 28%

1%

44%

Administrator Library

12% 4%

Consultant Teacher

12

Head Teacher Technology Specialist

9 8 8 6 6


Addressing all K-12 educators Although the greater portion of 21CLHK attendees were secondary educators, there is a growing interest in the role of technology in learning in the younger years. The high number of attendees with school level scope is recognition that schools are looking to build capacity in adult learners. Areas of education represented

32% 52% 1% 15%

Elementary

Other

Schoolwide

Secondary includes grades 6-12 Primary includes grades K-6

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Secondary


A regional conference 17 Countries were represented at 21CLHK

Hong Kong China Singapore Viet Nam Thailand Republic of Korea Indonesia India Qatar

357 39 27 14 13 12 11 9 6

Macao Japan Malaysia Taiwan Viet Nam Australia Philippines United Arab Emirates

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5 2 2 2 2 1 1 1


Detailed Demographics Full list of schools represented Chinese International School Kellett School West Island School Yew Chung International School The ISF Academy UWCSEA Australian International School Canadian International School of Hong Kong American International School of Guangzhou Delia School of Canada Hong Kong International School Discovery Bay International School Island School ESF German Swiss International School Shanghai American School American Embassy School KGV Korea International School Renaissance College Sha Tin College Hong Kong Academy Jakarta International School St. Paul's Convent School Ruamrudee International School United Nations International School of Hanoi Bradbury School Christian Alliance International School Glenealy School Shekou International School South Island School The International School of Macau Clearwater Bay School International School of Beijing Discovery Bay International School Kennedy School

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37 29 23 19 17 16 14 13 12 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 4


Kowloon Junior School Qatar Academy Saigon South International School Beacon Hill School Bestway EDU British International School Creative Secondary School Hong Lok Yuen International School International Christian School Hong Kong Quarry Bay School Sha Tin Junior School American School of Doha Dulwich College Beijing Garden International School International College Hong Kong Jockey Club Sarah Roe School Kingston International School Korean International School Norwegian International School Peak School Stamford American International School YCIS YK Pao school Yokohama International School 3D Avatar School ACS (International) American International School Anglo-Chinese School (International) Apple Inc Bangkok Patana School Binus International School British Council Hong Kong British School Manila Carmel School CCC Kei To Secondary School Centre for eLearning, Curtin University Chatsworth International School Concordia International School Diocesan Boys' School Primary Division Dubai American Academy Education Bureau French International School

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4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1


Grace International School Harrow International School Hong Kong Digital Game-Based Learning Association Hong Kong Sea School Hsinchu International School International Education Corporation International School Eastern Seaboard International School Ho Chi Minh City Japanese International School Kentville Kindergarten Kiangsu-Chekiang College International Section KJS Law ting pong Secondary school LEAD Learning Solutions Asia Li Po Chun United World College Pasir Ridge International School Redeemer International School Seoul Foreign School Seoul International School Sinarmas World Academy Singapore International School SKH Tin Wan Chi Nam Primary School St Andrews International School Taipei American School The Ivy Group (Beijing, China) University of Hong Kong Utahloy Education Foundation Victoria Shanghai Academy Xiamen International School YCEF Primary School

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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1


Full List of Job Titles Teacher Principal Teacher Librarian Vice Principal

144 37 34 12

Director of Technology

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Technology Integrator

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ICT Facilitator Chinese Teacher ICT Coordinator Head of ICT

9 8 8 6

Technology Facilitator

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English Teacher Headmaster IT Manager

5 5 5

Technology Teacher

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Head Teacher IT Coordinator Math Teacher

4 4 4

Digital Literacy Teacher and Coach

3

Digital Services Manager

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Director

3

Educational Technology Coordinator

3

Humanities Teacher

3

Librarian Science Teacher Art Teacher Assistant Principal Director of IT Head of ITD Head of School Head of Science PE Coordinator Tech Integrator

3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Technology Director

2

Visual Arts Teacher

2

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Art Facilitator

1

Assistant IT Manager

1

Chief Financial Officer

1

Chief Operating Officer

1

Chinese Adviser

1

Curriculum Facilitator

1

Dean of Instruction

1

Digital Literacy Leader

1

Director of Development

1

Director of Education

1

EAL Teacher Education Officer eLearning Advisor French Teacher German Teacher

1 1 1 1 1

Global eLearning Consultant

1

Head of Academy Head of Chinese

1 1

Head of CPD at ESF

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Head of Department

1

Head of English

1

Head of English Department

1

Head of ESD IT

1

Head of French and Spanish

1

Head of High School

1

Head of Library

1

Head of Math Department

1

Headmistress HOD Maths

1 1

IB MYP/DP Coordinator

1

ICT Manager

1

ICT Operations Manager

1

ICT Specialist

1

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IT Head of Department

1

IT HOD

1

Leader of Learning Technologies

1

Learning Leader

1

Learning Tech coordinator

1

Learning Tech support

1

Learning Technologies Integrator

1

Learning Technology Adviser

1

Library Assistant Music Teacher Operations Participant Post 16 Adviser Primary Adviser

1 1 1 1 1 1

Primary Maths Adviser

1

Science

1

Secondary Education adviser

1

Social Science Dept. Head

1

Social Studies Teacher

1

Spanish Teacher Teacher of Chinese

1 1

Technology Coordinator

1

Technology integration Specialist

1

Team Leader

1

Under Secretary for Education

1

VLE Manager

1

VLE Technical Director

1

Consultant

1

Foreign Languages Teacher

1

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Thanks to the host school West Island School

West Island School is established in the best traditions of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) to provide excellence in the education of students from eleven to eighteen years of age who want an English medium education. The school is housed in an exciting and innovative building from where we can see the University (HKU), Hong Kong’s biggest teaching hospital, the new Cyber Port and the busy shipping lanes that demonstrate the key position of Hong Kong on the Pacific Rim’s superhighway. The school has an outstanding record of academic attainment and welcomes students of all races to join us on what we believe is a learning superhighway connected to prestigious destinations all over the world.

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Hope to see you next time

... Mark your calendar! February 16-18th 2012 Hong Kong International School

Stay tuned at: http://21clhk.com/

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Conference Committee ! Graeme Deuchars Vice Principal - Teaching and Learning: Personalised Learning, West Island School ! Paul White Learning Technology Adviser, English Schools Foundation ! Paul McMahon Digital Learning Consultant, Learning Solutions Asia Limited ! Justin Hardman Director of Technology, Hong Kong International School

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