K12 Education/Library leaders

DAY ONE - 18th APRIL, 2016


K12 Education/Library Leaders, Monday 18 April 2016





Chair's opening remarks

Eric Sheninger

Digital Leadership: Changing paradigms for changing times

  • Utilising technology to inspire effective problem solvers who will break new boundaries and be masters of information and their own learning
  • Creating structures and support for engaging learning spaces that reflect the real world environments students will experience
  • Developing the capacity to use technology to improve communications, enhance public relations and develop a positive brand presence
Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education

Official Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony
Arrival of Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia & honoured guests
National Anthem
Doa Recital
Opening Speech:
Sharon Roessen, Managing Director, Terrapinn Asia
Welcome Address:
Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)
Launch Speech:
Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia

Presentation of commemorative plaques.
Panel discussion

MoE and Ed Leaders Panel: Positioning ASEAN as the World’s premier education hub?

  • How can ASEAN members further collaborate in education to create a connected technology driven educational hub?
  • How well aligned are the current assessment criteria and pedagogy for raising creative and innovative 21st century thinkers?
  • What are the next steps for ASEAN nations to create globalised online learning platforms that will compete with the US and Europe?
  • How can ASEAN members work together to further support a community of lifelong learners that work and learn in the ASEAN region?
Moderator: Ms Sumitra Nair, Director, Youth Division, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)
Tinsiri Siribodhi, Deputy Director, Southeast Asian Ministers Of Education Secretariat
Dr Vuong Thanh Huong, Director of Centre for Educational Information, Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences, Ministry Of Education And Training

Morning networking break


Assoc. Prof Mark Pegrum
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Mapping the pathway from m-learning to digital literacies for ASEAN educators

  • What are the older literacies that are becoming more important with the use of mobile devices?
  • What are the new literacies that are emerging with the use of mobile devices?
  • How to we maintain a critical perspective on mobile devices and mobile literacies? 
Assoc. Prof Mark Pegrum, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia
Mr Felix E.B. Lee
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Learning beyond boundaries - how coding shapes systematic problem solvers

  • Why coding is the most important skill our students will need after graduating
  • Why coding pedagogy suits the development of systematic learners?
  • What K12 level robotic and coding courses are currently available online and how can they be assessed?
  • How should schools create an effective MOOC based curriculum for coding and robotics?
  • What role does the teacher play in supporting the learning outcomes during this process?
Mr Felix E.B. Lee, CEO, Matrix Global Schools

Roundtable Discussion Session

Now's your chance to get really interactive! Simply pick a table and join the debate.

Table 01: The Classroom of the Future: What it takes to get there

Dr Malini Eliatamby, Vice President - Teaching And Learning, INTI Education Group

Table 02: How schools can take the lead in using technology

Mr Wytze Niezen, ICT Coordinator, Hollandse School

Table 03: Integrating technology into existing pedagogies

Sean McHugh, Teacher of Primary School, United World College of South East Asia (Dover Campus)

Table 04: Understanding the unique organisational and reputational challenges faced by tertiary institutions implementing edtech solutions

Assoc. Prof Siew Fun Tang, Dean of Learning & Teaching, INTELLECT, Taylor's University

Table 05: Understanding how mobile and ubiquitous access technology can help to enable blended learning in your schools

Mr Ian Pittman, Head of Digital Learning & Innovation, The International School @ ParkCity

Table 06: How to create a connected classroom that does not distract from 21st century learning outcomes

Jessica Hale, Director of Learning Innovation and Technology, Oasis International Schools

Table 07: Deepening learning through creating and interacting with intelligent machines

Donavan Zegna, ICT Facilitator & Integrator, Australian International School Malaysia

Table 08: Google apps for education: Learning from my experiences

Ms Uma Devi, ICT Manager, I.G.B. International School Kuala Lumpur

Table 09: Collaborate & Learn - The power of connected schools

Mr Michael Lok, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Ruckus Wireless

Table 10: Making learning desirable

Eric Lam, Chief Executive Officer, Amdon Consulting

Table 11: Flipped classroom vs. Flipped learning: Integrating theory with practice to focus on the learner and learning rather than the teacher and teaching

Ashley Tan, Independent Consultant

Table 12: Building coherence between numerous stakeholders with contradictory interests

Dr Pierre Tapie, Founder, PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)

Table 13: Leveraging organisational capabilities with cyber education

Assist. Prof Chetneti Srisa-An, Dean, RSU Cyber University, Rangsit University

Table 14: Turning traditional face-to-face delivered subjects into blended learning subjects: Opportunities, challenges and results

Eric Tsui, Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Universit

Table 15: How can schools implement a secure wireless network which supports multiple personal devices?

Mr Greg Dzideczek, ICT Manager and ICT Integrator, Nexus International School
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Networking Lunch


Puay San Ng
K12 Education/Library Leaders

Building the 21st century learner - blending STEAM with computational thinking

  • Why are assumptive and creative skills so important in the 21st century workplace?
  • How does computational thinking help students apply logic and creative thinking to real-world problems?
  • What new frameworks need to be developed for Art-Science-Design pedagogy
  • How can ASEAN teachers support these competencies in their students today?
Puay San Ng, Program Director, CM Asia Learning
Eric Lam
K12 Education/Library Leaders

Releasing educators from the burden of technology – how to implement frictionless edtech solutions

  • How can schools implement device agnostic learning in order to remove the burden of device management for teachers?
  • What role can the right LMS system play in releasing your teacher’s from essential planning and reporting tasks?
  • Which mix of digital learning tools most effectively enable personalised learning outcomes whilst putting usability at the forefront of design?
Eric Lam, Chief Executive Officer, Amdon Consulting
Mr Andreas Kirsebom
K12 Education/Library Leaders

Workshop: The Learning Experience Reimagined: The importance of visualization in education

The 3D classroom is a visual, interactive teaching tool that helps all students to become more motivated and involved. In this way, each student can reach their full potential. This workshop will explore both local and global education challenges and how you can use visual learning as a key component of an inclusive and qualitative education system for all.
Key discussion points include:
  • Inspire & motivate: A way to higher education
  • The importance of personalizing education
  • Flipped classroom in reality
  • Peer to peer teaching: How students can teach each other
  • Building a visual strategy for a country, school district or individual school
Mr Andreas Kirsebom, Vp Business Development, Sensavis - The 3D Classroom


Jennie Magiera
K12 Education/Library Leaders

Creating a digital learning culture - managing meaningful change and avoiding transformation headaches

  • How to audit transformation - is it better just because it’s different?
  • Trust teachers and remember what we are here for – the students
  • Compliance does not equal engagement – how to create authentic learning with technology
Jennie Magiera, Chief Technology Officer, Des Plaines School, District 62
Panel discussion
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Power to the pupil panel: Aligning pedagogy with pupils - are we using technology effectively in classrooms?

A panel of Asia’s leading K12 pupils will be interviewed by our keynote on how new e-learning technologies and pedagogies translate into the real-life of the classroom. The panel’s aim is to give a voice to pupils, ensuring they are at the heart of the change management and implementation process.
Moderator: Jennie Magiera, Chief Technology Officer, Des Plaines School, District 62
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Chairman's closing remarks

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Close of Day One

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DAY TWO - 19th APRIL, 2016


K12 Education/Library Leaders, Tuesday 19 April 2016

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Chairman’s opening remarks


Mr Gaurav Bhasin
K12 Education/Library Leaders

Interview with Mudah.my: What the digital leaders of today look for in the digital leaders of tomorrow

  • Are we really equipping our students with the skills and knowledge necessary for the 21st century work place?
  • What are the key technical abilities you look for now, and how do you see them evolving in the future?
  • What are the key cognitive and emotional abilities you look for now and in the future?
  • How closely aligned is education research with the real world work place?
  • What are the key success factors for ensuring we are truly nurturing the digital leaders of tomorrow?
Interviewee: Mr Gaurav Bhasin, Chief Executive Officer, Mudah.My Sdn Bhd
Interviewer: Dr Pierre Tapie, Founder, PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)
Panel discussion
K12 Education/Library Leaders

Exploring the missing-link between graduation and employment in Asia

  • Filling in the gaps in the ecosystem – what work needs to be done to foster a greater link between graduation and employment?
  • Why is enabling greater collaboration and connection through technology essential in this process?
  • How can governments and business leaders work to help further enhance this mission?
  • What do you think are the most important skills you learned through your K12 and tertiary education
  • Which skills do you wish you had learned throughout your academic career?
Dr Pierre Tapie, Founder, PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)
Mr Mark Rozario, Chief Executive Officer, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia
Ms Celia Yeo, Director - Education Services, Victorian Government Business Office
Assist. Prof Harold John Culala, Director, Office of Education Technology, Far Eastern University
Mr Jim Latrache
K12 Education/Library Leaders

How can technology empower learning for all abilities of student at all level of incomes

  • The story of Jim – finding a new way for all abilities to learn
  • Understanding how technology can be used to enable educational equality for all levels of ability
  • Giving access to every level of income and empowering social change through education
  • From War Zone to rural- how and where can Equal Learning be implanted
Mr Jim Latrache, Founder & CEO, Equal Learning
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Exhibition Visit & Networking


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Digital Technology in Schools: Malaysian Perspectives

Malaysia's Multimedia Development Corporation and Ministry of Education share insights into how they are striving to scale up the use of digital education in Malaysia's schools.
Panel discussion
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How do education leaders need to adapt according to a new technology-driven education system?

  • How should education leaders manage the shift from teacher-centric to student-centric learning?
  • What are the new parameters that education leaders need to prove themselves under in a personalised learning paradigm?
  • How can education leaders better match learner’s aspirations to teacher’s capacity, ability and motivation to embrace technology?
Ms Hasimah Abang Zen, Principal, Kolej Tun Datu Tuanku Haji Bujang
Ms Alison Hampshire, Principal, Nexus International School
Dr Lawrence Burke, Director Education, Beaconhouse School System
Sean McHugh, Teacher of Primary School, United World College of South East Asia (Dover Campus)
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Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit


John Ridley
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Bringing models to Life – Exploring the use of 3D TV in the classroom

  • Understanding the benefits of 3D technology in 21st century pedagogy and learning outcomes
  • Picking the right technology to achieve your learning outcome goals
  • How have Tanglin integrated this technology into their classrooms and lesson plans?
  • What is the roadmap for success?
John Ridley, Director of Learning, Tanglin Trust School
Assist. Prof Yiyu Cai
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Virtual reality enabled immersive and interactive learning

  • Understanding fast-growing virtual technology
  • Uncovering the difficulties of traditional learning
  • How “virtual reality” can help inspire innovative and in-depth thinking in a virtual reality learning environment
  • Engaging students in STEM problems by immersive and interactive learning
  • Enabling SPED students to learn living and communication skills
Assist. Prof Yiyu Cai, Associate Professor, Division of Mechatronics and Design, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Singapore
Mr Rami Madani
K12 Education/Library Leaders

Curriculum & professional development that values student learning

  • How can we use technologies to improve efficiencies and ultimately ensure that curriculum work doesn't negatively impact teachers time.
  • How do we guarantee high quality collaborations and planning that allow autonomy and creativity whilst ensuring accountability?
  • How do we successfully manage indiviualiezd, on-going professional learning that focuses on improving student learning? 
Mr Rami Madani, Director of Teaching and Learning, International School of Kuala Lumpur
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