WORKSHOPS

 

 

Last year we ran a track of workshops across both days of the conference and the sessions were a big hit, with content ranging from coding to mindmapping to flipped learning. This year we are dedicating a whole third day of the conference just to workshops, which will be both half day and full day in length. Topics set to be featured include:

 

EduTECH Asia 2017 - Day Three

Morning Workshops: 10:00-12:00

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Blended Learning Workshop (Beginner)

In this two hour workshop attendees will be given the opportunity to get to grips with the basic tenants of blended learning. Key benefits will include developing a fundamental understanding of the advantages of a blended approach to students, the best platforms and other technology options to consider, an optimal strategy for selecting and sharing supplementary online resources, in-class pedagogies in support of blended learning and more.
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Digital Portfolios Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will study the value of digital portfolio for both students and educators, as well as the best tools available to enable them to be implemented. Over the session participants will gain an understanding of how digital portfolios can help answer three important questions about submitted work (what, how and why) as well as insights into the importance of both progress and performance portfolios, all in order to unlock the importance of reflection.
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Gamification Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will participate in a gamified workshop that in turn will help them develop an essential understanding of the value of practical application of gamification in a classroom setting. Over the course of the interactive workshop attendees will learn about game mechanics and core elements, as well as why understanding motivations can help retain concentration through play.
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Ed-Tech Tools Workshop (Beginner)

In this two hour workshop attendees will explore some of the most common, affordable and easily implementable edtech tools in the market. Over the session participants will be exposed to tech tools in categories including learning management systems, presentation software, collaboration tools, research software, digital portfolio platforms, testing tools and much more.
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Flipped Classroom Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will explore how educators can implement a truly flipped classroom approach to their teaching. Through the session participants will develop an end to end approach to building a successful flipped classroom plan, from prioritising learning objectives to best-practice activities and testing to ensure understanding of pre-class learning through digital materials.
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Coding Workshop (Beginner)

In this two hour workshop attendees will learn the very basics of web development and coding. Over the course of the session participants will learn key fundamentals about how code works, how it is constructed, and develop an understanding of how quickly you can start building websites, apps and programmes. Within two hours attendees will get the opportunity to play around with code themselves, as well as gain access to some great online resources for further learning.
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Approaching New Educational Ecologies Through Speculative Design

In this two hour workshop, attendees will engage with the field of speculative design to `suspend disbelief’ in what’s possible in education. Participants will investigate the theory behind speculative design and how this method makes sense for the overall school design/redesign process. Participants will explore and experiment by participating in a speculative design session focused on their schools and new initiatives and begin to develop a plan to facilitate their own speculative design projects.
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Change Management Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will learn how to go about managing major change within their respective institutions. With technology increasing the pace of change across the education sector, there is more than ever a need for leaders able to guide their institutions along the often challenging road to transformation. This workshop will cover a range of hard and soft skills that budding change managers can use to effectively guide a transformation project from start to finish.
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Co-Teaching for Improved Learning Outcomes Workshop

This two hour workshop will investigate the steps taken at Claremont College to open up single cell classrooms to become flexible learning spaces across each grade, and the evidence of improved student learning because of this. Claremont College has two stories: one about leadership and managing change; and one about teachers and how they adapt to working in a co-teaching environment rather than in single teacher classrooms. At the end of the workshop delegates will walk away with five frameworks for providing job-embedded professional development within their own educational setting, to help staff to work better together, and to ultimately become improved teaching practitioners.
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Network Implementation Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will learn how to effectively implement network services within their respective education institutions. Targeted specifically at IT leaders, administrators and staff, this workshop will address some of the key network challenges created by the radical shift towards IT services in education, as well as provide key insights into developing and implementing a reliable, scalable network.
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Robotics in Education Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will learn how robotics can be implemented within a classroom environment. Focused on STEM subjects, the workshop will look at some of the core benefits of robotics in the classroom or lab including sensory learning, hands-on innovation and cross-subject learning. The workshop will also address some practical considerations including cost and technical expertise requirements.
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Google Apps Workshop (Beginner)

In this two hour workshop attendees will be introduced to Google Classroom and the works (Google Drive, Hangouts, etc.) from the Google Suite (G Suite) for Education collection. This workshop is ideal for those who have acquired basic skills in using Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides before and is seeking inspiration to design and develop meaningful online learning experiences for their students with the use of G Suite.
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SEN Technology Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will study some of the key special educational needs applications of technology and assess how they could be implemented within their own institutions. Ideal for special needs educators, this workshop will assess some key education technology categories relevant for SEN institutions, as well as covering key challenges around adoption and relevancy.
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Developing Inclusion Practices in Higher Education

In this two-hour workshop attendees will develop an understanding of how to initiate and build an inclusion programme in a Higher Education setting.  Best inclusion practices in various stages of a student’s life including admission, learning support, and career transition will be discussed.  Attendees will be encouraged to develop their own inclusion action plans during the workshop and will be provided with case studies, documents, and programs as well as benchmark policies.

Afternoon Workshops: 14:00-16:00

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Blended Learning Workshop (Advanced)

In this two hour workshop attendees will pick up where the morning beginner workshop left off and dive into a detailed assessment of best practice blended learning application. From instructional design strategies through to an in-depth look at the latest in enabling technologies, this workshop will be structured as a blended learning class in order to give participants a live demo of how to blend like a pro.
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Digital Storytelling Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will explore how the latest ubiquitous technologies have enabled a transformation of storytelling from text to multimedia. Over the course of this workshop participants will in groups create stories using a selection of free to use mobile applications, which they will then share back with the group. The session will also explore how these digital storytelling approaches can be used across subjects in education.
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Payment Innovation for Bursars Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will look at how the digital-led transformation of the payments industry has provided exciting new opportunities for bursars to collect, monitor, reconcile and analyse payments in and out of their institution. An ideal workshop for bursars and other back-office staff, this session will explore the rise of fintech and the best ways that educational institutions can utilise the newest payment technologies without incurring undue risk.
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Ed-Tech Tools Workshop (Advanced)

In this two hour workshop attendees will explore the very cutting edge of the Ed-Tech revolution. Throughout the session participants will investigate tools that haven’t yet hit the mainstream and assess their value and relevancy for their own classrooms. A workshop ideal for edtech coaches and those who love to know what is coming next, this session is a great opportunity to get hands on with the latest that technology has to offer education.
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Coding Workshop (Advanced)

In this two hour workshop attendees who participated in the morning coding session, or who have some limited pre-existing experience with coding, will have the chance to take the next step of their coding journey. Led by a coding expert, this session will guide attendees through the creation of a simple website using HTML and CSS, as well as providing a forum to discuss the best coding tools in the market for educators to use within their classrooms.
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Cyber Security for Education Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will take a closer look at some of the key cyber security challenges facing today’s educational institutions, and the key steps that IT professionals need to take to minimise risks. From students bringing their own devices to increasingly pervasive WiFi networks on campus, the threat of cyber-attacks on educational institutions are growing each year. This session will be a useful opportunity for IT leaders, system administrators and other back office professionals to discuss key cyber security strategies from policy to software.
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Global citizenship inclusion workshop

In this two-hour workshop attendees will learn how to develop a global citizenship education programme suitable for a diverse learner population. Using the problem of income inequality as the basis for the workshop, participants will join in with a number of activity based simulations and will then collaborate to create technology-based outputs and project ideas designed to generate potential solutions.

At the heart of this workshop will be modeling, hands-on and inquiry-based experiences which participants can take back to school to create an inclusive global citizenship programme. The end goal will be identifying practical links between disciplinary standards, 21st century learning goals, and the power of global citizenship to include and inspire all. 
 
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Promoting Growth Mindset Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will learn how to develop growth mindsets amongst their students. Through the session participants will assess some critical growth mindsets literature including Eduardo Briceño and Carol Dweck, evaluate the true benefit of developing growth mindsets including encouraging persistence and performance under pressure, and some tips around designing a growth mindsets development course for students.
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Design Thinking in Education Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will learn how to apply design thinking principals within their classrooms. Throughout the session participants will learn the core design thinking process (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test) and, through practical examples, how this can be applied to lesson planning, project work, interdisciplinary studies and much more. This workshop is suitable not just for classroom educators but also for administrators looking to apply design thinking to help find solutions to wider challenges.
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ECE Technology Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will study some of the key early childhood education applications of developmentally appropriate technology and assess how they could be implemented within their own institutions. Ideal for early childhood educators, this workshop will assess some key education technology categories from reading and writing tools to personalised development assessment platforms, as well as covering the broader question of the efficacy of technology in early years learning.
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Connected Educator Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will learn how they can best make use of social platforms and blogs to share best practice and benefit from global advice to overcome practical challenges. In this practical workshop, ideal for those with little or no online presence, participants will set up a blog along key social media accounts, and learn by doing in the creation first posts and interactions. This session will also be an opportunity to discuss social media policies for institutions, to ensure risk-free online activities.
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The Making of Techentrepreneur Workshop

This two hour workshop will equip participants to explore their passion, discover purpose, build progressive digital branding to persuade others, and start productive action plan that shape them to be extraordinary techentrepreneur [innovative teachers who lead but don't leave] in tech driven curriculum.
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Google Apps Workshop (Advanced)

In this two hour workshop attendees will learn innovative strategies for integrating Google Suite (G Suite) for Teaching and Learning. Through this session, participants will learn how to leverage on G Suite to design for personalized learning and differentiated instruction. This workshop will be ideal for those already using G Suite within their classroom, or those who attended the morning beginners’ workshop.
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Team Based Learning Workshop

In this two hour workshop attendees will learn how to design, implement and measure the effectiveness of team based learning activities in their classroom. Using team based learning techniques, this workshop will give participants a live example of how team based learning can be initiated, from preparatory work and individual assessment to teamwork and immediate feedback. Participants will also get the opportunity to discuss how they think they could apply team based learning in their classes.
last published: 13/Jun/17 03:45 GMT

 

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