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Monday, September 30
 

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Welcome & Opening by CEO - Belinda Greer
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday September 30, 2019 08:15 - 08:30 HKT
PAC

08:45 HKT

Assessment capable learners
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This presentation will begin with sharing the journey SJS has been on over the last 2 years in helping develop student voice, choice and ownership within the classroom.

We will then inquire into ways to help participants inquire into student voice, choice and ownership in their everyday classroom. Through the use of feedback and feed forward, participants will be able to see how this can help further extend their students with this. This will then provide opportunities to demonstrate and reflect on knowledge, approaches to learning and the attributes of the learner profile.

Key Takeaways
  • Developing student voice and choice within learning journals
  • Using feedback and feedforward to enhance agency
  • Creating assessment capable learners

Speakers
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Caroline Driscoll

Teacher, Sha Tin Junior School



Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS204

08:45 HKT

Conceptual Understandings
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"Trying to teach in the 21st century without conceptual schema for knowledge is trying to build a house without a blueprint”.

Based on the work of Lynn Erickson and the IBPYP, teachers will develop an understanding of what a “conceptual understanding” is. Teachers will then be led through the process of writing and scaffolding to develop strong conceptual understandings. There will also be the chance to practically apply this process to their own units.

For this workshop teachers will need access to their Programme of Inquiry and/or Unit of Inquiry planning

Key Takeaways
  • What is a conceptual understanding?
  • How do I write strong conceptual understandings?
  • How can I use these in my planning?

Speakers
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Trudy McMillin

Lead Teacher - Curriculum, Sha Tin Junior School
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Yoon-Ah Lee

PYP Coordinator, Kennedy School



Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS117

08:45 HKT

Developing Conceptual Understanding In Mathematics
Limited Capacity full

The workshop will focus on understanding mathematical concepts, as opposed to (just) process.
There will be an emphasis on the use of manipulatives and the idea that confusion is part of the process of learning.

Participants will have ‘hands on’ opportunities to solve problems, that will encourage different ways of thinking, and will focus on the interrelated and intertwined strands of mathematical proficiency.
A common thread running through the workshop; will be to allow opportunities for participants to reflect on their own practice, and share practice with colleagues.

Key Takeaways
  • Explore how we develop conceptual understanding in mathematics
  • Explore how we can further develop mathematically empowered students
  • Explore how we can further challenge students through a problem solving approach.

Speakers
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Bill Mason

Teacher, Quarry Bay School


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS202

08:45 HKT

Embedding Sustainability throughout the POI
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As the ESF strategic plan for 2020-2025 is soon to be rolled out, the presentation will look at the sustainability pillar that has been created through the collaborative work of students, CKP Sustainability Consultants and the ESF Environment and Sustainability Coordinators. Focusing on the education goals we will use the sustainability lens to create a POI which has environmental sustainability embedded across the POI’s. 
We will then use the following questions to guide our discussions: “How can we develop young children’s agency when implementing environmentally sustainable practises across the POI?” and “How can we make the learning authentic and child led?” 
There will be opportunities for sharing of practises from the floor.
There will be a demonstration of how to build a Bokashi Bin from Tim Tremmel (Environmental and Sustainable Development Coordinator Kennedy School)

Key Takeaways
  • Develop an understanding of the Sustainability Pillar in the ESF Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
  • Embedding sustainability throughout the curriculum.
  • Developing agency in environment and sustainable practises with the young learners.
  • How to create a bokashi composting bin




Speakers
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Tim Tremmel

Teacher/ ESD Coordinator, Kennedy School
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Helen Brighton

Teacher, Wu Kai Sha Kindergarten


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS105

08:45 HKT

Environment and Sustainability at Peak School
Limited Capacity seats available

Our presentation will be an opportunity to hear about the good practice of Peak School in our drive for sustainability. Importantly it will include the struggles and pitfalls we have encountered along the way - which can help guide you in your own push towards a more sustainable school.

We will have a discussion and sharing on current practice in your own school and open up the discussion about how to embed sustainability into the curriculum, in order to have real impact.

Finishing with a list of practical and useful resources for you to take away (from refillable board markers to sustainable onsite waste collection providers).

Key Takeaways
  • The Peak School Story So Far…
  • Our war on plastic - why we are losing the battle
  • Where we are now and where we hope to go to next
  • Participant stories and sharing of resources

Speakers
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Laura Beaumont

Environment & Sustainability, Peak School
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Bill Garnett

Principal, Peak School



Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS201

08:45 HKT

ICT into the PYP- The Beginner’s Guide
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Are you feeling overwhelmed by technology integration? Would you like to use it more but are unsure where to start? Join two teachers who have begun their journey into integrating ICT into a PYP classroom. Through a hands-on and learning by doing approach participants will develop a deeper understanding of how learning technologies can be used in the classroom.

In this workshop, we shall;
  • Explore how you can effectively set up a learning technology environment across years 1 - 6
  • Explore a variety of resources and how they can be used to support units of inquiry, such as Canva, Flipgrid, Mystery Skype and Nearpod and
  • Provide time to collaborate with other workshop participants on their journey with technology and share new ideas so we can learn together

Speakers
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Mikayla Black

Teacher, Clearwater Bay School
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Alyson Hamilton

Teacher, Clearwater Bay School


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS116

08:45 HKT

Key principles of the reggio approach and their influence on our practice- developing the art atelier
Limited Capacity full

During this workshop we will share key Reggio principles and how they influence learning and teaching at TCK with a specific focus on the development of a visual art atelier. Conenctions between the Reggio approach and the Enhanced PYP will be made as well as exploration into the role of the teacher and learner. We will share key visual art projects that have been explored in our setting and there will be an opportunity for particpants to explore a variety of visual arts media.

Key Takeaways
  • An understanding of key Reggio principles and how they relate to the PYP
  • Case studies of visual art projects in a PYP kindergarten setting
  • Professional learning resource bank

Speakers
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Elle Parker

Teacher, Tung Chung Kindergarten
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Nicole Gouws

Teacher, Tung Chung Kindergarten
TP

Tania Peterson

Teacher, Tung Chung Kindergarten


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS104

08:45 HKT

Lights, Camera, Agency!: Drama in the PYP Classroom
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Drama is a powerful and effective tool that helps learners foster a sense of self-efficacy and agency. The wonderful world of drama can contribute to the development of a plethora of invaluable skills such as creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and confidence. And on top of all that, it makes learning fun! Come and discover how easy it is to incorporate simple drama techniques to enrich and enliven your students' experiences in the classroom.

Key Takeaways
  • Drama supports learning in all areas of the curriculum. 
  • Drama is a useful tool for building self-efficacy and agency -important elements of the enhanced PYP.
  • Drama techniques can be simple and used by any classroom teacher (even those who are not dramatically inclined!) to enrich students’ experiences.


Speakers
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Rebecca Ryder

Teacher, Bradbury School


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
Drama Space

08:45 HKT

Making Makers Happen: Including Makers Ed in a Year 3 UOI
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During this session, participants will be walked through how a Year 3 team integrated Makers Ed into their How the World Works UOI. We will share our hits and misses during the unit.

Key Takeaways
Participants can also expect to walk away with some simple tips on how they can bring a 'makers mindset' back to their classroom.

Speakers
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Jason Prohaska

PYP Learning Technology Coach / House Director, Renaissance College
A coach for meaningful Technology Integration and Makers Ed. When not working, I can be found following one of my passions, either ice hockey or video editing.
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Bastiaan Schippers

Teacher - House Director, Renaissance College


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS112

08:45 HKT

Planning for Deeper Learning in the Early Years
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Using the Deep Learning elements of Learning Environments, Learning Partnerships, Leveraging Digital and Pedagogical Practices, participants will have the opportunity to analyse and deconstruct deep learning planning engagements that have been delivered in Years 1 and 2.

Participants will then use this structure, applicable to any year group, to enhance a unit of inquiry that they teach/deliver, elevating the intentional planning to ensure deeper learning occurs.

Key Takeaways
  • The benefit of using the 4 elements of NPDL to plan
  • Building Partnerships across communities (the focus of the 4 elements)
  • Planning for deep learning engagements
(The Deep Learning framework introduced will be applicable to all teaching and year levels, however, the working examples are from an early years context)

Speakers
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Brooke Bliss

Year 2 Teacher, Sha Tin Junior School
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Rachel Hedges

Teacher, Sha Tin Junior School


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS203

08:45 HKT

Positive Behaviour Supports in Practice
Limited Capacity full

This is a practical workshop exploring 3 Theoretical Models of Behaviour and the relevant evidence-based strategies to support students with challenging behaviours. At the end of this session, participants should leave with an arsenal of effective strategies they can immediately use in their classrooms.

Key Takeaways
  • Identify a variety of strategies used to address specific behavioural concerns
  • Study 3 Behavioural Models and how they connect to the strategies that we use 
  • Improve efficacy of teaching by putting proactive behaviour systems in place.


Speakers
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Jerry Carroll

Teacher - EAL, Renaissance College
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Joana Clayton

Teacher - LET, Renaissance College


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS106

08:45 HKT

Sensory Processing and Tricky Behaviours in the Classroom; Strategies that work
Limited Capacity full

This presentation will provide an insight into how the sensory system affects learning and the neurobiology that affects adaptive responses and functional behaviour in the classroom.

Teachers will learn strategies that actually work to improve learning outcomes and will be provided with information so they feel confident when recommending movement or postural support.

Key Takeaways
  • Gain a better understanding of the 8 sensory systems: Visual, Hearing, Touch, Taste, Smell, Proprioception, Vestibular and Interoception
  • Learn how to use simple sensory strategies in the classroom for greater participation and adaptive learning
  • Look at the relationship between tricky behaviours and Sensory Processing and the brain.

Speakers
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Leith Stewart

Occupational Therapist, Clinical Director, Young Folk Therapy


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS212

08:45 HKT

Sharing our inquiry: How can our teaching and learning environments support the Enhanced PYP? (Lower Primary perspective )
Limited Capacity seats available

The Enhanced PYP challenges us to think about how flexible learning spaces can promote exploration, wonder, creativity, risk-taking and learning through play. 

During this session we will share our current practice in our Year 1 setting. We hope to show how the environment can be a living space that is intentionally organized to encourage collaborative learning, acknowledging that children thrive in environments that are suited to their interests and developmental stages. 

We will explore how to adapt and change our learning spaces to facilitate student inquiry and agency, using the concept of the environment as the third teacher. 

We want to inspire teachers and their students to think about how they can develop their learning places and spaces.

Speakers
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Nicki Dunn

Year 1 Teachers, Discovery College
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Deb PLANT

Year 1 Teachers, Discovery College


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS213

08:45 HKT

The Arts in the PYP - Responding to The Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

We will briefly look at the Scope and Sequence document for The Arts and discuss issues relating to the teaching and learning of The Arts in an inquiry-based environment.

The main focus for the workshop will be to explore the ‘Responding’ thread of The Arts Scope and Sequence document. We will look at ways to encourage children to engage in The Arts, including practical activities and questions to stimulate discussion and inquiry.

Some of the activities and questions will be specific to a particular area of The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts), but many will be generic and can be used to encourage children to engage with any form of art.

I will encourage participants to engage in discussion and I will give practical suggestions about activities and questions that can be used with children.


Key Takeaways
  • Brief overview and understanding of The Arts Scope and Sequence document
  • Ideas to encourage children to engage with The Arts
  • Using a range of questions to develop children’s ability to respond to The Arts


Speakers
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Gethyn Clothier

Bradbury School


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS113

08:45 HKT

The Building Blocks of Handwriting
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Many children do not have sufficient hand skills to support efficient handwriting. Young children are often encouraged to use pencils and markers before they are developmentally ready. Early writing practice often results in poor pencil grasp, poor legibility, bad habits that are hard to break, and an avoidance of writing later in school. In this workshop, you will learn about the foundational skills that are crucial for handwriting. Preschool-age children need to focus on developing crucial foundational skills to ensure academic success.

Key Takeaways
  • The foundational “Building Blocks” that are crucial for handwriting readiness.
  • Developmental grasp patterns and how to choose the correct coloring/writing tool for your students
  • Classroom strategies and useful resources sharing

Speakers
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Daphne Ip

Occupational Therapist, Jockey Club Sarah Roe School
Daphne is a registered Occupational Therapist in Hong Kong and also licensed in the US. She has been working at the Jockey Club Sarah School since 2007. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at The Ohio State University (USA) and worked in hospitals and... Read More →
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Jonathan Li

Occupational Therapist, Jockey Club Sarah Roe School



Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS206

08:45 HKT

Understanding Executive Functioning Challenges and ADHD
Limited Capacity full

We will share information about what Executive Functioning difficulties are and consider a range of strategies and ideas for supporting students. This will enable teachers and EAs to better understand the challenges faced by students with Executive Functioning difficulties and/or ADD/ADHD and how they might differentiate effectively for them.


Key Takeaways
  • Understanding what is meant by ‘Executive Functioning’.
  • The relationship between Executive Functioning and ADD/ADHD.
  • Strategies to support students with Executive Functioning challenges / ADD / ADHD

Speakers
TM

Tom Martin

Teacher, Sha Tin Junior School
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Elise Draeger

Lead Teacher - Personalised Learning, Sha Tin Junior School



Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS205

08:45 HKT

Using SOLO Taxonomy as a model of learning in the PYP Classroom: a case study
Limited Capacity full

In this session, participants will learn how our teachers and students are engaging with SOLO taxonomy to increase learner agency.

Through action research and learning sprints, we have worked to embed SOLO as a framework across the school, which has allowed students to identify their next steps in learning and to become partners in the learning process. Students have more voice, choice and ownership in their learning and have become more assessment-capable learners, as they find answers to - “what am I learning, how is it going, what do I do next”.

Speakers
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Kate Agars

Primary Leadership, Discovery College
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Leanne Sercombe

Discovery College


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS214

08:45 HKT

Using technology to personalise learning: Sutori & Pear Deck apps in the classroom
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**Participants - please bring your own laptop**

Two apps that integrate seamlessly with Google Classroom are Sutori and Pear Deck and they can be used effectively in the classroom to make thinking visible.

Key takeaways
  • Understanding Sutori www.sutori.com interface and setting up an account
  • Using it as a teaching tool - google classroom and embedded apps. How students can use Sutori to make their thinking visible and to document their learning journey.
  • Understanding Pear Deck google add on and how it can be used effectively in the classroom






Speakers
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Anna Seward

Teacher, Discovery College
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Emma Cameron

Year 6 Teachers, Discovery College


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS114

08:45 HKT

Using Thinking Routines to Develop Child-Led Inquiry in the Early Years
Limited Capacity full

Children learn best when they can construct, lead, and direct their own learning. As early years educators, how can we ensure this happens in our classrooms and becomes a part of our everyday teaching and learning? In this session, we would like to provide you with an arsenal of easy to use, low-prep thinking routines as provocations to start your units of inquiry. The questions and information generated from these routines should direct and initiate a purposeful and exciting child-led inquiry.

Key Takeaways
  • An understanding of what a thinking routine is
  • Tangible examples of how different thinking routines are used
  • How thinking routines lead to child-led inquiry

Speakers
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Brenda Yuen

PYP Coordinator, ESF Hillside International Kindergarten
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Juliet Kenyon

Teacher, Hillside Kindergarten


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS101

08:45 HKT

You Are the Lyrics To My Song - A story of collaboration and creativity in upper primary
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you find collaboration with the transdisciplinary team a challenge at your school? Do you wish for teacher collaboration that results in authentic student agency?

We will unpack recent experiences at CWBS, where the music teacher, coordinator and homeroom teachers collaborated to facilitate opportunities for groups of Year 5 and Year 6 students to write and perform their own songs.

In a busy school it’s difficult to make time to plan for authentic transdisciplinary learning opportunities. We will show participants how we made it possible for close collaboration between coordinator, homeroom and music teachers, bringing the English and music classrooms together as one.

Drawing on writing skills, and harnessing the beauty of poetry and music, we will step participants through the songwriting process. Participants will also have the opportunity to create a song of their own.

Key Takeaways
  • Learn about the song writing adventures in Year 5 and Year 6 at CWBS, with examples of student songs and student testimonials.
  • Hear teacher reflection on how logistical difficulties were overcome to enhance the success of the transdisciplinary team and learner agency.
  • See how students worked collaboratively to write lyrics, then develop the chord progressions to accompany their lyrics.
  • Work together to write your own lyrics and (very simple) music.

Speakers
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Wendy Egan

PYP coordinator, Clearwater Bay School
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Ryan BRODERSEN

Teacher, Quarry Bay School


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 09:45 HKT
SS115

08:45 HKT

Making, Invention and Creativity. A hands-on exploration of Maker Centred Learning at BHS (Whole Day Workshop)
Limited Capacity filling up

Really looking forward to the whole day Making workshop. Here are just a couple of logistics pieces and info:

- It is a whole day workshop which begins at 8:45 at Renaissance College Red Door Centre. Head upstairs to the Ada Rooms.
- The day will be split down into 3 parts with the main Make-a-thon in the middle sessions from 10:15 - 12:30.
- We will finish at 2:45pm

There is nothing much you need to bring with you, but....

- If you have a laptop then it is useful to bring it (not super-critical but handy to have some around).
- For the afternoon we will look at school integration of Maker Centred Learning so you will need to have knowledge of some upcoming units or learning engagements in your school. This could be access to planners in Google Drive (by laptop or phone) or could just be knowledge in your head of upcoming things. 
- We will be cutting, glueing and generally gettings hands-on, so please wear something comfortable for creating and working with tools.

See you at RCHK!

Cheers

Stu, Haymen and Andy

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In this hands-on session participants will learn about Maker Centred Learning at BHS and how we implement a program for students and teachers that increases Maker Empowerment, learner agency and enhances our units through invention and creativity. For the main part of the session we will all take part in a make-a-thon challenge where participants will get to use a variety of materials, electronics components and tools to create an amazing invention. This session is suitable for any Primary School educators interested in enhancing learning through Making. No previous experience is necessary.

Key Takeaways
  • How to empower students as makers in your school
  • Sharing our approach to enhancing UOIs and design thinking with staff and students
  • Practical make-a-thon session, learn some new skills and explore your creativity.

Speakers
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Stu Lowe

Head of EdTech & Making, Beacon Hill School
An educator and leader working for more than a decade in the area of educational technology. Stu is passionate about student driven learning through curiosity and invention. He has worked with K-12 classrooms at every year level and worked as an EdTech Advisor across a foundation... Read More →
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Andy Thompson

Vice Principal, Beacon Hill School
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Haymen Mak

Teacher (TLR 4 Makers coordinator), Beacon Hill School
Haymen is a specialist inclusion teacher with a passion for making and creating.  With over 10 years experience teaching in both primary and secondary settings in UK and Hong Kong, Haymen has seen how practical activities are a wonderful way to include students of all abilities to... Read More →


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 14:45 HKT
Red Door

08:45 HKT

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Game (Whole Day Workshop)
Limited Capacity seats available

We have a program in three parts:
  • PART 1 - Empathy For Style Preference (ESP)
  • PART 2 - Metalog Team building Tool
  • PART 3 - The 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals Game (2030 SDGs Game)

ESP is a card-driven personality and work style profiling tool, designed to help you understand yourself, others and how to flex your style to improve communication and collaboration.

The team building tool we are using is from the German training tools company, Metalog. We get to see how the ESP learnings show up in this activity.

The 2030 SDGs Game is a multiplayer, in-person, card-based game that simulates taking the “real world” into the year 2030. The debrief of the experience will give us new insights about the SDGs in the current curriculum.
https://2030sdgsgame.com

Key Takeaways
  • Experience game-based learning
  • Increase empathy for self and others
  • Understand the interplay between the SDGs and decision making
  • Create some initial actions for SDGs in the curriculum


Speakers
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James Bishop

Koru Consulting Limited


Monday September 30, 2019 08:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS217

09:45 HKT

Morning Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday September 30, 2019 09:45 - 10:15 HKT
Cafeteria

10:15 HKT

An introduction to SOLO taxonomy
Limited Capacity filling up

The enhanced PYP recommends the use of SOLO taxonomy to assess understanding and design learning progression. This workshop will provide attendees who are new to SOLO or beginning their SOLO journey with a theoretical background to the approach, practical examples and strategies, and some hands-on experience. 

Key Takeaways
  • SOLO Taxonomy - what, why and how
  • Introduction to theory, strategies and examples
  • Implementation across year levels and specialist subject areas

Speakers
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Nia Sexton

Teacher & Learning & Teaching Coach, Glenealy School
AP

Andrew Pattison

Teacher & Leader of PE, Glenealy School


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SS113

10:15 HKT

Approaches to Learning : Building student capacity to formulate and explore their own questions to enhance their research skills.
Limited Capacity full

This workshop will look at the Research Skills component of the Approaches to learning and in particular, focus on ‘Formulating Questions’. The aim is to share practical examples of how we explicitly teach good questioning techniques and how we can empower students to create and explore their own rich and relevant questions to further their own personal inquiries within the framework of a unit of inquiry.

Key Takeaways
  • Understand how teaching students to formulate good questions drives the development of research skills
  • Take away practical examples of how to teach better questioning skills

Speakers
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Jo Cadman

Teacher & Sustainability, Clearwater Bay School
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Jacki Craggs

Teacher, Clearwater Bay School


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SS106

10:15 HKT

Behaviour and Self Regulation
Limited Capacity full

A look at the ESF inclusion package on Behaviour and self regulation with some examples brought from what has worked well in our Beacon Hill School context as well as ideas from different approaches including zones of regulation, character strengths and solution focused approaches and exception finding.

Key Takeaways
  • Identifying and managing challenging behaviour
  • Explanations behind challenging behaviours
  • Tools to use in school

Speakers
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Samantha SAXENA

Teacher, Beacon Hill School
Y3 and Y4 Learning Support Teacher at Beacon Hill School.



Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SS105

10:15 HKT

Building relationships within a positive classroom community
Limited Capacity full

Effective teaching can only occur when there are positive relationships formed within the classroom community. This workshop highlights how easy it can be to embed practices
into everyday classroom life that are key to forming trusting relationships. 
Drawing on the teachings of Professor Lea Waters, the dynamics of a strong teaching team, professional development and their own experiences, Katie and Nerida will unpack how character strengths and aspects of wellbeing can be effectively incorporated into classroom learning.
This workshop will provide teachers with strategies and resources to apply in ways that even four and five year olds can understand and use in their everyday life and learning. 
Katie and Nerida will demonstrate how powerful it can be to give voice and ownership to students in how they build positive relationships with peers and teachers.
Participants will discover a variety of ideas, tools and resources to help young learners grow naturally and build positive relationships in their classroom community. 

Speakers
KW

Katie Warner

Year 1 Teachers, Discovery College
NK

Nerida Kiprotich

Year 1 Teacher, Discovery College


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SS213

10:15 HKT

Case Study of a Social Skills Learning Sprint
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will be sharing our experience with trialing a mixed aged social skills group. The planning for this included combining a variety of different research programs and resources, speaking with the school counselor and gathering of student data. We will be sharing our learning and reflections from this student driven social sprint as well as where we are hoping to go to next with bringing a common language into the classroom.

Key Takeaways
  • Sharing of successes to improve teaching practice around social skills
  • Developing common/consistent language & the use of visual aids/tools to the classroom
  • Connections to DC’s Building Positive Relationships model
  • Combining research driven practice in an authentic way

Speakers
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Heidi Raikowski

Primary LDT, Discovery College
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Joanne Grainger

Primary LDT, Discovery College



Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SS214

10:15 HKT

Creating a thinking classroom.
Limited Capacity full

How can we build a thinking culture?
How can we support learners with developing their thinking?
What does thinking look like in the enhanced PYP?

This session will answer the above questions by making reference to a range of thinking skills and strategies. Reference will be made to a variety of routines including Ron Ritchhart’s Visible Thinking Routines, Edward de Bono’s Thinking Hats and Tony Ryan’s Thinkers Keys.

Key Takeaways
  • How to create a thinking culture
  • How to use a variety of thinking strategies
  • How to help learners develop their thinking

Speakers
avatar for Katie Stears

Katie Stears

PYP Teacher, Sha Tin Junior School
Katie is currently a Year 2 teacher.  For the past three years she was the Lead Teacher of Information Literacy at Sha Tin Junior School in Hong Kong.  She has worked in Hong Kong for 7 years teaching the IBPYP.  Prior to this she was Assistant Head in a UK Primary school.  She... Read More →


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SS206

10:15 HKT

Discovery Time at Peak School (Early Years)
Limited Capacity full

Discovery Time is a collaborative, action packed, inquiry based exploration of learning. It allows the students to be in control of their learning while developing the ATLs, and strengthening their connections to the learner profile and key concepts. 

We will take you through how our Discovery Time has developed over the years, beginning with Gay Hay’s book Discovering Key Competencies through Activity-Based , Child-Directed Learning, and how we track and assess the student learning, while allowing for student agency. We will also look at how we are incorporating the new guidelines of the Enhanced PYP on Play and Early Learning and look at what our next steps are on our journey. 

Key Takeaways
  • How to have rigour in both teaching and assessment of a program driven by student agency. 
  • Links between Discovery Time and  the Enhanced PYP - Play based Learning
  • Opportunity to consider how to use the resources (personnel, space and equipment) in your own school to develop a Discovery Time program that works in your context. 
  • A chance to collaborate, share ideas and expertise with teachers from across the foundation. 

Speakers
RR

Rachel Roma

Teacher- Y2, Peak School
LF

Loraine FAY

Teacher- Y1, Peak School
ME

Mark EVANS

Teacher- Y1, Peak School
NM

Nicole MACLENNAN

Teacher- Y2, Peak School


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SS201

10:15 HKT

Du Iz Tak?--Translanguaging and Symbolic Learning in the PYP
Limited Capacity full

Du Iz Tak? Manazoot. Translanguaging. Meaning-making is at the heart of self-expression, self-understanding and communication. Delving into the concept of ‘Translanguaging’, we will explore how every learner has voice, choice and ownership and the ability to express themselves, regardless if they are familiar with the language of instruction or not. Using picture books, Principles into Practice and YOU, we are going to redefine ‘language’ by exploring the power of using what we know and who we are to communicate and express ourselves. We will co-construct a model of translanguaging and look specifically at embedded practices to bring to your classroom.

Key Takeaways
  • Meaning-making is at the heart of self-expression, self-understanding and communication.
  • Translanguaging isn’t a new term--it’s respecting the language of the learner and giving them agency
  • Picture books to utilise in multilingual classrooms

Speakers
avatar for Josh Blue

Josh Blue

Vice Principal, Kennedy School
Josh Blue has been living and working in Hong Kong for over 16 years--15 of which have been spent in PYP schools. He has an avid love of picture books and uses them frequently when working with teachers and students alike. Josh is an IB Workshop Leader, Consultant, Team Visit Leader... Read More →


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SS114

10:15 HKT

Introduction to the Forest School Approach
Limited Capacity full

A brief introduction to the Forest School approach and outdoor learning. Sharing our experiences of running a Forest (and Beach) school in our Kindergartens.

Key Takeaways
  • How to identify a suitable Forest School Site.
  • Practical issues to think about including; Risk Assessments, Parent volunteers, First Aid kits, Environmental Damage, Weather constraints
  • Open-ended resources and provocation ideas
  • Where to go for Forest School Training


Speakers
KN

Kerry Ngao

Lead Teacher, Wu Kai Sha Kindergarten
SC

Suzanne Carrigan

VP, Abacus Kindergarten


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
PS110 + Y1 outdoor playground

10:15 HKT

Play with pictographic Chinese characters
Limited Capacity seats available

Without worksheets in the classroom, how can we guide the young learners to explore the structure of Chinese characters and understand the meaning of pictographic Chinese characters? Without a pencil or pen, how can you teach the children who may struggle with fine motor skills to write? If you are interested in teaching and learning Chinese characters, if you are attempting to find a different way to engage kids learning Chinese characters, this workshop may inspire you.

Key Takeaways
  • Use inquiry-based and play-based learning approach
  • Make connections with unit of inquiry
  • Develop critical and creative thinking skills

Speakers
avatar for Shirley Suen

Shirley Suen

Chinese Teacher, Tsing Yi Kindergarten
Chinese Teacher in ESF Tsing Yi Kindergarten


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SS102

10:15 HKT

Professional Collaboration with Purpose
Limited Capacity seats available

Drawing upon the ‘PYP: Principles into Practice’ focus on the learning community and the emphasis on collaborative approaches to transdisciplinary learning, this workshop will explore different approaches to collaboration, and collaborative tools that support teacher collaboration in planning, reviewing and evaluating learning, as well as professional learning and development, with a particular focus on co-teaching.

Drawing upon professional practice and current Doctoral research on collaboration for team, school and system development, there will be opportunity to reflect on the forms of collaboration participants engage in regularly, their perceived and actual outcomes, and additional means teachers, leaders and all those involved in school systems can use to develop and support professional collaboration that enhances student and professional learning.

Participants will leave with ideas and tools to support collaboration to improve learning experiences and student outcomes, ideas for collaboration within and beyond year-level teams, the school and the learning community about learning that takes place both inside and outside of the programme of inquiry, models of co-teaching and exemplification of processes needed in establishing and enhancing co-teaching practices, and collaborative behaviours and protocols needed for successful professional collaboration with purpose.

Key Takeaways
  • Approaches to collaboration, and collaborative tools that support planning, teaching, reviewing and evaluating learning, as well as professional learning and development.
  • Models of co-teaching and exemplification of processes needed in establishing and enhancing co-teaching practices.
  • Collaborative behaviours and protocols needed for successful professional collaboration and learning.

Speakers
PC

Paul Campbell

Teacher, Sha Tin Junior School



Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SS205

10:15 HKT

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) Curriculum Orientation. RSE Lead must attend one of these sessions. Principals and VPs are welcome to attend along with the RSE Lead.
Limited Capacity filling up

**Prerequisite to attend this introductory course if attending training at ESF on 2&3 October**

This session is a pre-requisite for those attending RSE train the trainer workshop on 2nd and 3rd October. Participants only need to attend one of the two sessions. The session will look in depth at the ESF KG-Y6 Scope and Sequence for Relationships and Sexuality Education. We will look at the guidance prepared for schools so far, and the draft policy document which outlines the ESF stance on RSE. We will review the key learning outcomes from the scope and sequence in the context of individual schools and discuss priorities for training. We’ll also review the curriculum mapping of the Scope and Sequence against each school’s POI, starting with the work done by PYP Coordinators in June. We’ll spend some time gathering key questions to be addressed in the workshop later in the week.

Key takeaways
  • An understanding of the expectations for Kindergarten and Primary schools in Relationships and Sexuality Education.
  • A familiarity with the guidance and supportive documentation that is available from ESF.
  • A knowledge of the structure and content of the scope and sequence document for RSE.


Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Howdle-Lang

Stephanie Howdle-Lang

Vice Principal - Primary, Renaissance College
Hong Kong
avatar for Brenda Cook

Brenda Cook

Principal, Beacon Hill School


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SPC 102&103

10:15 HKT

The Importance of Music in the Early Years
Limited Capacity filling up

Music is an invaluable tool for enriching learning in the early years. The use of musical instruments will inspire participants to think creatively about music and how to iincorporate it into their classroom. During this workshop participants will explore different ways to apply music across several domains of learning to enhance the PYP curriculum. The workshop will encourage participants to join in and create music of their own and they will leave with a bank of ideas to include to their practice in their classroom.

Key Takeaways
  • Links to language and literacy in both English and Chinese
  • Creative ways to use music, instruments and movement in the classroom
  • Maths and Music

Speakers
AC

Amy Caldwell

Teacher, Tung Chung Kindergarten
avatar for Yammi Cheng

Yammi Cheng

Chinese Teacher, Tung Chung Kindergarten
avatar for Dana Cubitt

Dana Cubitt

Teacher, Tung Chung Kindergarten


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SS103

10:15 HKT

Ways to develop student agency in the Chinese classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Imagine a classroom full of engaged learners, setting personal goals and monitoring their own progress on their learning journey. Teachers are no longer solely responsible for and in charge of all teaching, learning and assessment activities. Students are taking ownership and are active participants in their own learning. What does this look like in the foreign language classroom?
This workshop introduces strategies for developing and enhancing student agency in the Chinese classroom. Learn how to integrate student voice and choice in their learning and in how the classroom operates. Gain strategies for supporting effective and meaningful learning.

Key Takeaways
  • Understanding student agency
  • Ways to support students in having ownership in their learning  
  • Reinforces learning that is effective and meaningful

Speakers
ES

Eileen So

Chinese Teacher, Kowloon Junior School
LM

Lois Ma

Teacher, Kowloon Junior School


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 11:15 HKT
SS115

10:15 HKT

Circles in the Classroom (2-Hour Workshop)
Limited Capacity seats available

A beginner’s guide to circles! This workshop will show participants how to use circles in the classroom. It will be presented as a circle and will give the participants ideas to take away and use. We will discuss the philosophy and benefits of circles, give participants an opportunity to plan their own circle and give other ideas about incorporating wellbeing in the classroom.

Key Takeaways
  • Practical ideas
  • Lesson plan template
  • Resources to explore and use in the classroom

Speakers
MR

Miranda Rauis

Teacher, Quarry Bay School
CF

Cerys Ferriday

Teacher - Y6 Leader, Quarry Bay School


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 12:30 HKT
SS204

10:15 HKT

Developing Mathematical Procedural Fluency - a highly intentional approach (2-Hour Workshop)
Limited Capacity seats available

Procedural fluency, which can be defined as the skill of performing mathematical procedures flexibly, accurately and efficiently, is one vital characteristic of a proficient mathematician, alongside conceptual understanding, the ability to solve problems, the capacity for logical thought and a productive disposition towards mathematics. This workshop will consider how each of these elements needs to be intentionally developed, and consider the specific characteristics of learning engagements which target procedural fluency as part of a balanced approach. The workshop will provide an opportunity to explore a range of resources and activities suitable for developing procedural fluency across the Primary grades and examine the rationale for identifying particular activities as a suitable for the intent of developing mathematical fluency.

Key Takeaways
  • Consider how a highly intentional focus on developing procedural fluency integrates with other aspects of a balanced maths programme
  • Examine the characteristics of learning engagements and activities suitable for developing procedural fluency at different ages and stages
  • Explore a collection of example learning engagements specifically collated to develop procedural fluency

Speakers
avatar for Andy Eastwood

Andy Eastwood

Primary Leadership, Discovery College
I am originally from Yorkshire in the North of England and have lived in Hong Kong for 14 years. Before joining Discovery College, I worked at Sha Tin Junior School as PYP Curriculum Coordinator. I believe the most valuable thing we can teach children is to be curious, resourceful... Read More →


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 12:30 HKT
SS212

10:15 HKT

In a Primary classroom, what's the difference between inquiry and play? (2-Hour Workshop)
Limited Capacity full

This is for the ‘Player’ in all of us! This workshop is for those who want to take their application of play to the next level, which will provide participants with quick day-to-day strategies that can be implemented in any Primary Classroom setting.

We will explore the different components involved in the successful implementation of a play-based inquiry, concept-driven pedagogy connected to the Enhanced PYP.

Key Takeaways
  • Understanding of how Play is the vehicle for inquiry
  • Ways teachers can plan for and implement Play across subject disciplines
  • How planned Play provides authentic experiences for students to understand and apply the ATL skills and the Learner Profile within the Enhanced PYP.

Speakers
JP

Jane Parker

SLT, Kowloon Junior School
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Jessica Austin

3J Class Teacher (Y3 Leader), Kowloon Junior School
GH

Greta Holmes

1H Class Teacher (Y1 Leader), Kowloon Junior School
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Lee Sullivan

Y2 Lead Learner & Class Teacher, Kowloon Junior School


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 12:30 HKT
SS116

10:15 HKT

Making your space a Makerspace (2-Hour Workshop)
Limited Capacity full

Everybody is talking about 'makerspaces', but what are they?

In this two hour workshop, we'll learn that makerspaces aren’t just areas for junk modelling, electronics or woodwork; nor D&T rebranded, or the latest education 'fad'...
Making is an integral part of successful inquiry teaching and the space for making can be anywhere - even the smallest classroom!

We will start from the beginning with the theory and practice of ‘making’ through the lens of the PYP. We’ll look at the different ways teachers can start up a makerspace, cultivating a maker mindset and how this can support all areas of the curriculum. There will be practical elements to the workshop, and teachers will leave with strategies and resources to use right away in their own setting.

Key Takeaways
  • Understand the importance of ‘making’ in teaching and learning as a way of supporting student agency.
  • Experience ways of ‘making’ which can be used across the curriculum.
  • Leave with strategies and tools to incorporate the principles of ‘making’ in their teaching area.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Hayes 

Matt Hayes 

Lead Teacher Technology, Quarry Bay School
Matt is the current Lead Teacher of Technology at QBS and the former Technology Coach at CWBS. He is an experienced international educator, iPad plugger-inner, general technology fixer & loves messing around with tech. He's a Google trainer, innovator & mentor as well as an Apple... Read More →


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 12:30 HKT
SS203

10:15 HKT

Philosophy for Children - Building Independence and Thinking Skills through Circle Time [ How philosophy and circle time can be used to develop learner agency and critical thinking skills.] (2-Hour Workshop)
Limited Capacity seats available

Ethics, morality, rights and responsibilities. We want our students to understand these concepts though they can often be difficult to explicitly teach. Philosophy circles provide the means to teach big ideas in a way that allows learners to form their own conclusions about them. Providing the perfect means to develop critical thinking skills, logic and independence, Philosophy for Children is rewarding and engaging for people of all ages, child or adult, student or teacher.

Key Takeaways
  • Understanding that Philosophy for Children can positively impact all aspects of learning and understanding of the school curriculum.
  • Ways to facilitate a philosophy-based Circle Time.
  • How students can develop and facilitate their own philosophy based Circle Times.

Speakers
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Eric Shadbolt

Clearwater Bay School


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 12:30 HKT
SS112

10:15 HKT

Truly Transdisciplinary Mathematical Learning (2-Hour Workshop)
Limited Capacity seats available


During this workshop participants will learn how to successfully plan a transdisciplinary unit of inquiry with a strong Maths focus.

The workshop will be split into two parts:

Part 1
The workshop will begin with a presentation about units of inquiry that have been already developed at Quarry Bay School in this way. This will demonstrate how this has been implemented in both the lower and upper school at QBS. It will also showcase the steps within the planning process.

Part 2
Participants will then be provided with the opportunity to experience the planning process to develop a unit of inquiry from their school. 

Key Takeaways
  • Examine truly transdicsiplinary units of inquiry which have a strong Mathematical focus
  • Experience the planning process used for a unit of inquiry from their school
  • Leave with ideas about how integrated Mathematics can be used to enrich student learning
#Participants will need to bring a planner for a unit of inquiry that they wish to develop. This can be in any form of your choice.#

Speakers
avatar for Priya Kanthan

Priya Kanthan

Teacher - Y5 Leader, Quarry Bay School
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Colin Young

Teacher, Quarry Bay School
CH

Chiara Holmes

Teacher, Quarry Bay School


Monday September 30, 2019 10:15 - 12:30 HKT
SS202

11:30 HKT

An introduction to SOLO taxonomy
Limited Capacity filling up

The enhanced PYP recommends the use of SOLO taxonomy to assess understanding and design learning progression. This workshop will provide attendees who are new to SOLO or beginning their SOLO journey with a theoretical background to the approach, practical examples and strategies, and some hands-on experience. 

Key Takeaways
  • SOLO Taxonomy - what, why and how
  • Introduction to theory, strategies and examples
  • Implementation across year levels and specialist subject areas

Speakers
NS

Nia Sexton

Teacher & Learning & Teaching Coach, Glenealy School
AP

Andrew Pattison

Teacher & Leader of PE, Glenealy School


Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SS113

11:30 HKT

Approaches to Learning : Building student capacity to formulate and explore their own questions to enhance their research skills.
Limited Capacity full

This workshop will look at the Research Skills component of the Approaches to learning and in particular, focus on ‘Formulating Questions’. The aim is to share practical examples of how we explicitly teach good questioning techniques and how we can empower students to create and explore their own rich and relevant questions to further their own personal inquiries within the framework of a unit of inquiry.

Key Takeaways
  • Understand how teaching students to formulate good questions drives the development of research skills
  • Take away practical examples of how to teach better questioning skills

Speakers
avatar for Jo Cadman

Jo Cadman

Teacher & Sustainability, Clearwater Bay School
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Jacki Craggs

Teacher, Clearwater Bay School


Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SS106

11:30 HKT

Behaviour and Self Regulation
Limited Capacity filling up

A look at the ESF inclusion package on Behaviour and self regulation with some examples brought from what has worked well in our Beacon Hill School context as well as ideas from different approaches including zones of regulation, character strengths and solution focused approaches and exception finding.

Key Takeaways
  • Identifying and managing challenging behaviour
  • Explanations behind challenging behaviours
  • Tools to use in school

Speakers
avatar for Samantha SAXENA

Samantha SAXENA

Teacher, Beacon Hill School
Y3 and Y4 Learning Support Teacher at Beacon Hill School.



Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SS105

11:30 HKT

Building relationships within a positive classroom community
Limited Capacity filling up

Effective teaching can only occur when there are positive relationships formed within the classroom community. This workshop highlights how easy it can be to embed practices
into everyday classroom life that are key to forming trusting relationships. 
Drawing on the teachings of Professor Lea Waters, the dynamics of a strong teaching team, professional development and their own experiences, Katie and Nerida will unpack how character strengths and aspects of wellbeing can be effectively incorporated into classroom learning.
This workshop will provide teachers with strategies and resources to apply in ways that even four and five year olds can understand and use in their everyday life and learning. 
Katie and Nerida will demonstrate how powerful it can be to give voice and ownership to students in how they build positive relationships with peers and teachers.
Participants will discover a variety of ideas, tools and resources to help young learners grow naturally and build positive relationships in their classroom community. 

Speakers
KW

Katie Warner

Year 1 Teachers, Discovery College
NK

Nerida Kiprotich

Year 1 Teacher, Discovery College


Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SS213

11:30 HKT

Case Study of a Social Skills Learning Sprint
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session we will be sharing our experience with trialing a mixed aged social skills group. The planning for this included combining a variety of different research programs and resources, speaking with the school counselor and gathering of student data. We will be sharing our learning and reflections from this student driven social sprint as well as where we are hoping to go to next with bringing a common language into the classroom.

Key Takeaways
  • Sharing of successes to improve teaching practice around social skills
  • Developing common/consistent language & the use of visual aids/tools to the classroom
  • Connections to DC’s Building Positive Relationships model
  • Combining research driven practice in an authentic way

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Raikowski

Heidi Raikowski

Primary LDT, Discovery College
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Joanne Grainger

Primary LDT, Discovery College



Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SS214

11:30 HKT

Creating a thinking classroom.
Limited Capacity full

How can we build a thinking culture?
How can we support learners with developing their thinking?
What does thinking look like in the enhanced PYP?

This session will answer the above questions by making reference to a range of thinking skills and strategies. Reference will be made to a variety of routines including Ron Ritchhart’s Visible Thinking Routines, Edward de Bono’s Thinking Hats and Tony Ryan’s Thinkers Keys.

Key Takeaways
  • How to create a thinking culture
  • How to use a variety of thinking strategies
  • How to help learners develop their thinking

Speakers
avatar for Katie Stears

Katie Stears

PYP Teacher, Sha Tin Junior School
Katie is currently a Year 2 teacher.  For the past three years she was the Lead Teacher of Information Literacy at Sha Tin Junior School in Hong Kong.  She has worked in Hong Kong for 7 years teaching the IBPYP.  Prior to this she was Assistant Head in a UK Primary school.  She... Read More →


Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SS206

11:30 HKT

Discovery Time at Peak School (Early Years)
Limited Capacity full

Discovery Time is a collaborative, action packed, inquiry based exploration of learning. It allows the students to be in control of their learning while developing the ATLs, and strengthening their connections to the learner profile and key concepts. 

We will take you through how our Discovery Time has developed over the years, beginning with Gay Hay’s book Discovering Key Competencies through Activity-Based , Child-Directed Learning, and how we track and assess the student learning, while allowing for student agency. We will also look at how we are incorporating the new guidelines of the Enhanced PYP on Play and Early Learning and look at what our next steps are on our journey. 

Key Takeaways
  • How to have rigour in both teaching and assessment of a program driven by student agency. 
  • Links between Discovery Time and  the Enhanced PYP - Play based Learning
  • Opportunity to consider how to use the resources (personnel, space and equipment) in your own school to develop a Discovery Time program that works in your context. 
  • A chance to collaborate, share ideas and expertise with teachers from across the foundation. 

Speakers
RR

Rachel Roma

Teacher- Y2, Peak School
LF

Loraine FAY

Teacher- Y1, Peak School
ME

Mark EVANS

Teacher- Y1, Peak School
NM

Nicole MACLENNAN

Teacher- Y2, Peak School


Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SS201

11:30 HKT

Du Iz Tak?--Translanguaging and Symbolic Learning in the PYP
Limited Capacity full

Du Iz Tak? Manazoot. Translanguaging. Meaning-making is at the heart of self-expression, self-understanding and communication. Delving into the concept of ‘Translanguaging’, we will explore how every learner has voice, choice and ownership and the ability to express themselves, regardless if they are familiar with the language of instruction or not. Using picture books, Principles into Practice and YOU, we are going to redefine ‘language’ by exploring the power of using what we know and who we are to communicate and express ourselves. We will co-construct a model of translanguaging and look specifically at embedded practices to bring to your classroom.

Key Takeaways
  • Meaning-making is at the heart of self-expression, self-understanding and communication.
  • Translanguaging isn’t a new term--it’s respecting the language of the learner and giving them agency
  • Picture books to utilise in multilingual classrooms

Speakers
avatar for Josh Blue

Josh Blue

Vice Principal, Kennedy School
Josh Blue has been living and working in Hong Kong for over 16 years--15 of which have been spent in PYP schools. He has an avid love of picture books and uses them frequently when working with teachers and students alike. Josh is an IB Workshop Leader, Consultant, Team Visit Leader... Read More →


Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SS114

11:30 HKT

Introduction to the Forest School Approach
Limited Capacity full

A brief introduction to the Forest School approach and outdoor learning. Sharing our experiences of running a Forest (and Beach) school in our Kindergartens.

Key Takeaways
  • How to identify a suitable Forest School Site.
  • Practical issues to think about including; Risk Assessments, Parent volunteers, First Aid kits, Environmental Damage, Weather constraints
  • Open-ended resources and provocation ideas
  • Where to go for Forest School Training

Speakers
KN

Kerry Ngao

Lead Teacher, Wu Kai Sha Kindergarten
SC

Suzanne Carrigan

VP, Abacus Kindergarten


Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
PS110 + Y1 outdoor playground

11:30 HKT

Play with pictographic Chinese characters
Limited Capacity seats available

Without worksheets in the classroom, how can we guide the young learners to explore the structure of Chinese characters and understand the meaning of pictographic Chinese characters? Without a pencil or pen, how can you teach the children who may struggle with fine motor skills to write? If you are interested in teaching and learning Chinese characters, if you are attempting to find a different way to engage kids learning Chinese characters, this workshop may inspire you.

Key Takeaways
  • Use inquiry-based and play-based learning approach
  • Make connections with unit of inquiry
  • Develop critical and creative thinking skills

Speakers
avatar for Shirley Suen

Shirley Suen

Chinese Teacher, Tsing Yi Kindergarten
Chinese Teacher in ESF Tsing Yi Kindergarten


Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SS102

11:30 HKT

Professional Collaboration with Purpose
Limited Capacity filling up

Drawing upon the ‘PYP: Principles into Practice’ focus on the learning community and the emphasis on collaborative approaches to transdisciplinary learning, this workshop will explore different approaches to collaboration, and collaborative tools that support teacher collaboration in planning, reviewing and evaluating learning, as well as professional learning and development, with a particular focus on co-teaching.

Drawing upon professional practice and current Doctoral research on collaboration for team, school and system development, there will be opportunity to reflect on the forms of collaboration participants engage in regularly, their perceived and actual outcomes, and additional means teachers, leaders and all those involved in school systems can use to develop and support professional collaboration that enhances student and professional learning.

Participants will leave with ideas and tools to support collaboration to improve learning experiences and student outcomes, ideas for collaboration within and beyond year-level teams, the school and the learning community about learning that takes place both inside and outside of the programme of inquiry, models of co-teaching and exemplification of processes needed in establishing and enhancing co-teaching practices, and collaborative behaviours and protocols needed for successful professional collaboration with purpose.

Key Takeaways
  • Approaches to collaboration, and collaborative tools that support planning, teaching, reviewing and evaluating learning, as well as professional learning and development.
  • Models of co-teaching and exemplification of processes needed in establishing and enhancing co-teaching practices.
  • Collaborative behaviours and protocols needed for successful professional collaboration and learning.

Speakers
PC

Paul Campbell

Teacher, Sha Tin Junior School



Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SS205

11:30 HKT

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) Curriculum Orientation. RSE Lead must attend one of these sessions. Principals and VPs are welcome to attend along with the RSE Lead.
Limited Capacity seats available

**Prerequisite to attend this introductory course if attending training at ESF on 2&3 October**
This session is a pre-requisite for those attending RSE train the trainer workshop on 2nd and 3rd October. Participants only need to attend one of the two sessions. The session will look in depth at the ESF KG-Y6 Scope and Sequence for Relationships and Sexuality Education. We will look at the guidance prepared for schools so far, and the draft policy document which outlines the ESF stance on RSE. We will review the key learning outcomes from the scope and sequence in the context of individual schools and discuss priorities for training. We’ll also review the curriculum mapping of the Scope and Sequence against each school’s POI, starting with the work done by PYP Coordinators in June. We’ll spend some time gathering key questions to be addressed in the workshop later in the week.

Key takeaways
  • An understanding of the expectations for Kindergarten and Primary schools in Relationships and Sexuality Education.
  • A familiarity with the guidance and supportive documentation that is available from ESF.
  • A knowledge of the structure and content of the scope and sequence document for RSE.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Howdle-Lang

Stephanie Howdle-Lang

Vice Principal - Primary, Renaissance College
Hong Kong
avatar for Brenda Cook

Brenda Cook

Principal, Beacon Hill School


Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SPC 102&103

11:30 HKT

The Importance of Music in the Early Years
Limited Capacity filling up

Music is an invaluable tool for enriching learning in the early years. The use of musical instruments will inspire participants to think creatively about music and how to iincorporate it into their classroom. During this workshop participants will explore different ways to apply music across several domains of learning to enhance the PYP curriculum. The workshop will encourage participants to join in and create music of their own and they will leave with a bank of ideas to include to their practice in their classroom.

Key Takeaways
  • Links to language and literacy in both English and Chinese
  • Creative ways to use music, instruments and movement in the classroom
  • Maths and Music

Speakers
AC

Amy Caldwell

Teacher, Tung Chung Kindergarten
avatar for Yammi Cheng

Yammi Cheng

Chinese Teacher, Tung Chung Kindergarten
avatar for Dana Cubitt

Dana Cubitt

Teacher, Tung Chung Kindergarten


Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SS103

11:30 HKT

Ways to develop student agency in the Chinese classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about student agency and some strategies for developing and enhancing a student’s ability to take independent, purposeful initiative.

Key Takeaways
  • Strategies to support students in having ownership in their learning  
  • Reinforces learning that is effective and meaningful

Speakers
ES

Eileen So

Chinese Teacher, Kowloon Junior School
LM

Lois Ma

Teacher, Kowloon Junior School


Monday September 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:30 HKT
SS115

12:30 HKT

Lunch and Networking
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday September 30, 2019 12:30 - 13:45 HKT
Cafeteria

13:45 HKT

Assessment capable learners
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will begin with sharing the journey SJS has been on over the last 2 years in helping develop student voice, choice and ownership within the classroom.

We will then inquire into ways to help participants inquire into student voice, choice and ownership in their everyday classroom. Through the use of feedback and feed forward, participants will be able to see how this can help further extend their students with this. This will then provide opportunities to demonstrate and reflect on knowledge, approaches to learning and the attributes of the learner profile.

Key Takeaways
  • Developing student voice and choice within learning journals
  • Using feedback and feedforward to enhance agency
  • Creating assessment capable learners

Speakers
CD

Caroline Driscoll

Teacher, Sha Tin Junior School



Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS204

13:45 HKT

Conceptual Understandings
Limited Capacity seats available

"Trying to teach in the 21st century without conceptual schema for knowledge is trying to build a house without a blueprint”.

Based on the work of Lynn Erickson and the IBPYP, teachers will develop an understanding of what a “conceptual understanding” is. Teachers will then be led through the process of writing and scaffolding to develop strong conceptual understandings. There will also be the chance to practically apply this process to their own units.

For this workshop teachers will need access to their Programme of Inquiry and/or Unit of Inquiry planning

Key Takeaways
  • What is a conceptual understanding?
  • How do I write strong conceptual understandings?
  • How can I use these in my planning?


Speakers
TM

Trudy McMillin

Lead Teacher - Curriculum, Sha Tin Junior School
avatar for Yoon-Ah Lee

Yoon-Ah Lee

PYP Coordinator, Kennedy School



Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS117

13:45 HKT

Developing Conceptual Understanding In Mathematics
Limited Capacity filling up

The workshop will focus on understanding mathematical concepts, as opposed to (just) process.
There will be an emphasis on the use of manipulatives and the idea that confusion is part of the process of learning.

Participants will have ‘hands on’ opportunities to solve problems, that will encourage different ways of thinking, and will focus on the interrelated and intertwined strands of mathematical proficiency.
A common thread running through the workshop; will be to allow opportunities for participants to reflect on their own practice, and share practice with colleagues.

Key Takeaways
  • Explore how we develop conceptual understanding in mathematics
  • Explore how we can further develop mathematically empowered students
  • Explore how we can further challenge students through a problem solving approach.

Speakers
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Bill Mason

Teacher, Quarry Bay School


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS202

13:45 HKT

Embedding Sustainability throughout the POI
Limited Capacity seats available

As the ESF strategic plan for 2020-2025 is soon to be rolled out, the presentation will look at the sustainability pillar that has been created through the collaborative work of students, CKP Sustainability Consultants and the ESF Environment and Sustainability Coordinators. Focusing on the education goals we will use the sustainability lens to create a POI which has environmental sustainability embedded across the POI’s. 
We will then use the following questions to guide our discussions: “How can we develop young children’s agency when implementing environmentally sustainable practises across the POI?” and “How can we make the learning authentic and child led?” 
There will be opportunities for sharing of practises from the floor.
There will be a demonstration of how to build a Bokashi Bin from tim Tremmel (Environmental and Sustainable Development CoordinatorKennedy School)

Key Takeaways
  • Develop an understanding of the Sustainability Pillar in the ESF Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
  • Embedding sustainability throughout the curriculum.
  • Developing agency in environment and sustainable practises with the young learners.
  • How to create a bokashi composting bin

Speakers
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Tim Tremmel

Teacher/ ESD Coordinator, Kennedy School
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Helen Brighton

Teacher, Wu Kai Sha Kindergarten


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS105

13:45 HKT

Environment and Sustainability at Peak School
Limited Capacity full

Our presentation will be an opportunity to hear about the good practice of Peak School in our drive for sustainability. Importantly it will include the struggles and pitfalls we have encountered along the way - which can help guide you in your own push towards a more sustainable school.

We will have a discussion and sharing on current practice in your own school and open up the discussion about how to embed sustainability into the curriculum, in order to have real impact.

Finishing with a list of practical and useful resources for you to take away (from refillable board markers to sustainable onsite waste collection providers).

Key Takeaways
  • The Peak School Story So Far…
  • Our war on plastic - why we are losing the battle
  • Where we are now and where we hope to go to next
  • Participant stories and sharing of resources



Speakers
LB

Laura Beaumont

Environment & Sustainability, Peak School
BG

Bill Garnett

Principal, Peak School



Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS201

13:45 HKT

ICT into the PYP- The Beginner’s Guide
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you feeling overwhelmed by technology integration? Would you like to use it more but are unsure where to start? Join two teachers who have begun their journey into integrating ICT into a PYP classroom. Through a hands-on and learning by doing approach participants will develop a deeper understanding of how learning technologies can be used in the classroom.

In this workshop, we shall;
  • Explore how you can effectively set up a learning technology environment across years 1 - 6
  • Explore a variety of resources and how they can be used to support units of inquiry, such as Canva, Flipgrid, Mystery Skype and Nearpod and
  • Provide time to collaborate with other workshop participants on their journey with technology and share new ideas so we can learn together


Speakers
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Mikayla Black

Teacher, Clearwater Bay School
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Alyson Hamilton

Teacher, Clearwater Bay School


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS116

13:45 HKT

Key principles of the reggio approach and their influence on our practice- developing the art atelier
Limited Capacity filling up

During this workshop we will share key Reggio principles and how they influence learning and teaching at TCK with a specific focus on the development of a visual art atelier. Conenctions between the Reggio approach and the Enhanced PYP will be made as well as exploration into the role of the teacher and learner. We will share key visual art projects that have been explored in our setting and there will be an opportunity for particpants to explore a variety of visual arts media.

Key Takeaways
  • An understanding of key Reggio principles and how they relate to the PYP
  • Case studies of visual art projects in a PYP kindergarten setting
  • Professional learning resource bank

Speakers
EP

Elle Parker

Teacher, Tung Chung Kindergarten
NG

Nicole Gouws

Teacher, Tung Chung Kindergarten
TP

Tania Peterson

Teacher, Tung Chung Kindergarten


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS104

13:45 HKT

Lights, Camera, Agency!: Drama in the PYP Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Drama is a powerful and effective tool that helps learners foster a sense of self-efficacy and agency. The wonderful world of drama can contribute to the development of a plethora of invaluable skills such as creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and confidence. And on top of all that, it makes learning fun! Come and discover how easy it is to incorporate simple drama techniques to enrich and enliven your students' experiences in the classroom.

Key Takeaways
  • Drama supports learning in all areas of the curriculum. 
  • Drama is a useful tool for building self-efficacy and agency -important elements of the enhanced PYP.
  • Drama techniques can be simple and used by any classroom teacher (even those who are not dramatically inclined!) to enrich students’ experiences.

Speakers
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Rebecca Ryder

Teacher, Bradbury School


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
Drama Space

13:45 HKT

Making Makers Happen: Including Makers Ed in a Year 3 UOI
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, participants will be walked through how a Year 3 team integrated Makers Ed into their How the World Works UOI. We will share our hits and misses during the unit. Participants can also expect to walk away with some simple tips on how they can bring a 'makers mindset' back to their classroom.

Speakers
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Jason Prohaska

PYP Learning Technology Coach / House Director, Renaissance College
A coach for meaningful Technology Integration and Makers Ed. When not working, I can be found following one of my passions, either ice hockey or video editing.
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Bastiaan Schippers

Teacher - House Director, Renaissance College


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS112

13:45 HKT

Planning for Deeper Learning in the Early Years
Limited Capacity filling up

Using the Deep Learning elements of Learning Environments, Learning Partnerships, Leveraging Digital and Pedagogical Practices, participants will have the opportunity to analyse and deconstruct deep learning planning engagements that have been delivered in Years 1 and 2.

Participants will then use this structure, applicable to any year group, to enhance a unit of inquiry that they teach/deliver, elevating the intentional planning to ensure deeper learning occurs.

Key Takeaways
  • The benefit of using the 4 elements of NPDL to plan
  • Building Partnerships across communities (the focus of the 4 elements)
  • Planning for deep learning engagements
(The Deep Learning framework introduced will be applicable to all teaching and year levels, however, the working examples are from an early years context)

Speakers
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Brooke Bliss

Year 2 Teacher, Sha Tin Junior School
RH

Rachel Hedges

Teacher, Sha Tin Junior School



Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS203

13:45 HKT

Positive Behaviour Supports in Practice
Limited Capacity full

This is a practical workshop exploring 3 Theoretical Models of Behaviour and the relevant evidence-based strategies to support students with challenging behaviours. At the end of this session, participants should leave with an arsenal of effective strategies they can immediately use in their classrooms.

Key Takeaways
  • Identify a variety of strategies used to address specific behavioural concerns
  • Study 3 Behavioural Models and how they connect to the strategies that we use 
  • Improve efficacy of teaching by putting proactive behaviour systems in place.

Speakers
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Jerry Carroll

Teacher - EAL, Renaissance College
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Joana Clayton

Teacher - LET, Renaissance College


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS106

13:45 HKT

Sensory Processing and Tricky Behaviours in the Classroom; Strategies that work
Limited Capacity full

This presentation will provide an insight into how the sensory system affects learning and the neurobiology that affects adaptive responses and functional behaviour in the classroom.

Teachers will learn strategies that actually work to improve learning outcomes and will be provided with information so they feel confident when recommending movement or postural support.

Key Takeaways
  • Gain a better understanding of the 8 sensory systems: Visual, Hearing, Touch, Taste, Smell, Proprioception, Vestibular and Interoception
  • Learn how to use simple sensory strategies in the classroom for greater participation and adaptive learning
  • Look at the relationship between tricky behaviours and Sensory Processing and the brain.

Speakers
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Leith Stewart

Occupational Therapist, Clinical Director, Young Folk Therapy


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS212

13:45 HKT

Sharing our inquiry: How can our teaching and learning environments support the Enhanced PYP? (Lower Primary perspective )
Limited Capacity seats available

The Enhanced PYP challenges us to think about how flexible learning spaces can promote exploration, wonder, creativity, risk-taking and learning through play. 

During this session we will share our current practice in our Year 1 setting. We hope to show how the environment can be a living space that is intentionally organized to encourage collaborative learning, acknowledging that children thrive in environments that are suited to their interests and developmental stages. 

We will explore how to adapt and change our learning spaces to facilitate student inquiry and agency, using the concept of the environment as the third teacher. 

We want to inspire teachers and their students to think about how they can develop their learning places and spaces.

Speakers
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Nicki Dunn

Year 1 Teachers, Discovery College
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Deb PLANT

Year 1 Teachers, Discovery College


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS213

13:45 HKT

The Arts in the PYP - Responding to The Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

We will briefly look at the Scope and Sequence document for The Arts and discuss issues relating to the teaching and learning of The Arts in an inquiry-based environment.

The main focus for the workshop will be to explore the ‘Responding’ thread of The Arts Scope and Sequence document. We will look at ways to encourage children to engage in The Arts, including practical activities and questions to stimulate discussion and inquiry.

Some of the activities and questions will be specific to a particular area of The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts), but many will be generic and can be used to encourage children to engage with any form of art.

I will encourage participants to engage in discussion and I will give practical suggestions about activities and questions that can be used with children.


Key Takeaways
  • Brief overview and understanding of The Arts Scope and Sequence document
  • Ideas to encourage children to engage with The Arts
  • Using a range of questions to develop children’s ability to respond to The Arts



Speakers
GC

Gethyn Clothier

Bradbury School


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS113

13:45 HKT

The Building Blocks of Handwriting
Limited Capacity filling up

Many children do not have sufficient hand skills to support efficient handwriting. Young children are often encouraged to use pencils and markers before they are developmentally ready. Early writing practice often results in poor pencil grasp, poor legibility, bad habits that are hard to break, and an avoidance of writing later in school. In this workshop, you will learn about the foundational skills that are crucial for handwriting. Preschool-age children need to focus on developing crucial foundational skills to ensure academic success.

Key Takeaways
  • The foundational “Building Blocks” that are crucial for handwriting readiness.
  • Developmental grasp patterns and how to choose the correct coloring/writing tool for your students
  • Classroom strategies and useful resources sharing

Speakers
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Daphne Ip

Occupational Therapist, Jockey Club Sarah Roe School
Daphne is a registered Occupational Therapist in Hong Kong and also licensed in the US. She has been working at the Jockey Club Sarah School since 2007. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at The Ohio State University (USA) and worked in hospitals and... Read More →
JL

Jonathan Li

Occupational Therapist, Jockey Club Sarah Roe School



Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS206

13:45 HKT

Understanding Executive Functioning Challenges and ADHD
Limited Capacity full

We will share information about what Executive Functioning difficulties are and consider a range of strategies and ideas for supporting students. This will enable teachers and EAs to better understand the challenges faced by students with Executive Functioning difficulties and/or ADD/ADHD and how we might differentiate effectively for them.

Key Takeaways
  • Understanding what is meant by ‘Executive Functioning’.
  • The relationship between Executive Functioning and ADD/ADHD.
  • Strategies to support students with Executive Functioning challenges / ADD / ADHD

Speakers
TM

Tom Martin

Teacher, Sha Tin Junior School
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Elise Draeger

Lead Teacher - Personalised Learning, Sha Tin Junior School



Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS205

13:45 HKT

Using SOLO Taxonomy as a model of learning in the PYP Classroom: a case study
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, participants will learn how our teachers and students are engaging with SOLO taxonomy to increase learner agency.
Through action research and learning sprints, we have worked to embed SOLO as a framework across the school, which has allowed students to identify their next steps in learning and to become partners in the learning process. Students have more voice, choice and ownership in their learning and have become more assessment-capable learners, as they find answers to - “what am I learning, how is it going, what do I do next”.

Speakers
KA

Kate Agars

Primary Leadership, Discovery College
LS

Leanne Sercombe

Discovery College


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS214

13:45 HKT

Using technology to personalise learning: Sutori & Pear Deck apps in the classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

**Participants - please bring your own laptop**

Two apps that integrate seamlessly with Google Classroom are Sutori and Pear Deck and they can be used effectively in the classroom to make thinking visible.

Key takeaways
  • Understanding Sutori www.sutori.com interface and setting up an account
  • Using it as a teaching tool - google classroom and embedded apps. How students can use Sutori to make their thinking visible and to document their learning journey.
  • Understanding Pear Deck google add on and how it can be used effectively in the classroom

Speakers
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Anna Seward

Teacher, Discovery College
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Emma Cameron

Year 6 Teachers, Discovery College


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS114

13:45 HKT

Using Thinking Routines to Develop Child-Led Inquiry in the Early Years
Limited Capacity filling up

Children learn best when they can construct, lead, and direct their own learning. As early years educators, how can we ensure this happens in our classrooms and becomes a part of our everyday teaching and learning? In this session, we would like to provide you with an arsenal of easy to use, low-prep thinking routines as provocations to start your units of inquiry. The questions and information generated from these routines should direct and initiate a purposeful and exciting child-led inquiry.

Key Takeaways
  • An understanding of what a thinking routine is
  • Tangible examples of how different thinking routines are used
  • How thinking routines lead to child-led inquiry

Speakers
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Brenda Yuen

PYP Coordinator, ESF Hillside International Kindergarten
JK

Juliet Kenyon

Teacher, Hillside Kindergarten


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS101

13:45 HKT

You Are the Lyrics To My Song - A story of collaboration and creativity in upper primary
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you find collaboration with the transdisciplinary team a challenge at your school? Do you wish for teacher collaboration that results in authentic student agency?

We will unpack recent experiences at CWBS, where the music teacher, coordinator and homeroom teachers collaborated to facilitate opportunities for groups of Year 5 and Year 6 students to write and perform their own songs.

In a busy school it’s difficult to make time to plan for authentic transdisciplinary learning opportunities. We will show participants how we made it possible for close collaboration between coordinator, homeroom and music teachers, bringing the English and music classrooms together as one.

Drawing on writing skills, and harnessing the beauty of poetry and music, we will step participants through the songwriting process. Participants will also have the opportunity to create a song of their own.

Key Takeaways
  • Learn about the song writing adventures in Year 5 and Year 6 at CWBS, with examples of student songs and student testimonials.
  • Hear teacher reflection on how logistical difficulties were overcome to enhance the success of the transdisciplinary team and learner agency.
  • See how students worked collaboratively to write lyrics, then develop the chord progressions to accompany their lyrics.
  • Work together to write your own lyrics and (very simple) music.

Speakers
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Wendy Egan

PYP coordinator, Clearwater Bay School
RB

Ryan BRODERSEN

Teacher, Quarry Bay School


Monday September 30, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 HKT
SS115

15:00 HKT

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