Day 2: EdTech and Management | 30th November 2022

Please note that all agenda timings are in Singapore Time (Greenwich Mean Time +8). All content will be available to delegates for on-demand viewing for 30 days after the conference has concluded.
9:00 am
Conference Registration and Guided Tour of the Conference Platform
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

A welcome to returning delegates to the conference and an overview of the two streams taking place on Day 2: EdTech and Management and Teaching and Learning.

Summer Howarth
Summer Howarth
Founder and Learning Designer
The Eventful Learning Co.
Confirmed
9:45 am
Opening Keynote Presentation – Elitism and International Schools
Based on the 2021 book Education and Elitism: Challenges and Opportunities, this talk looks at elitism in education and what the implications are for international schools.
Having outlined a short global history of elitism and education and defined the different parameters of the subject, for it is wide-ranging, Dr. Conrad Hughes will explore the following questions with delegates:
  • What are some of the ways that international schools often propagate elitism?
  • What can international schools do to make their schools less elitist?
Dr Conrad Hughes
Dr Conrad Hughes
Campus and Secondary Principal
The International School of Geneva, La Grande Boissière
Confirmed
10:30 am
Morning Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to network with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat function on the conference platform.

11:00 am
Keynote Panel Discussion – Nothing About Us Without Us: Augmenting Student Voices and Agency in International Schools
  • How can schools empower students to become co-collaborators in determining the focus of their education?
  • The benefits of facilitating student leadership and ownership over DEIJ, sustainability, and wellbeing initiatives
  • The importance of acknowledging students’ role as key stakeholders and centring students’ voices, ideas, and concerns when developing your long-term school strategy
Stephen Taylor
Stephen Taylor
Director of Innovation in Learning and Teaching
Western Academy Beijing, China
Confirmed
Matt Seddon
Matt Seddon
Secondary Principal
Bangkok Patana School, Thailand
Confirmed
Kim Gration
Kim Gration
Assistant Head – Pastoral and Wellbeing
Harrow International School Hong Kong
Confirmed
Marc Kralj
Marc Kralj
Education Consultant
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Confirmed
11:45 am
Roundtable Discussion Series

Delegates are invited to attend one of the below interactive roundtable discussions in the EdTech and Management stream. Please note that these roundtable sessions will take place concurrently and at the same time as the roundtable sessions in the Teaching and Learning stream.  

Roundtable 1 – Standing Out in a Saturated Market: How to Communicate Your School’s Value Proposition
  • How to develop and effectively communicate your school’s brand identity
  • How can your school leverage data to inform your marketing initiatives and appeal to different markets within Asia and beyond?
James Russell
James Russell
Head of Global Strategic Communications
Nord Anglia Education
Confirmed
Roundtable 2 – The Impact of Chinese Educational Reform on Teaching and Learning in International Schools
  • How can international schools institute a policy of remaining proactively reactive in response to evolving Chinese Educational Reform?
  • How will Chinese Educational Reform impact international school communities?
  • What is the future of Chinese Educational Reform and how can international schools based in China prepare themselves and their students for it?
Pia Maske
Pia Maske
East Asia Field Research Manager
ISC Research
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:45 pm
Panel Discussion – What Next? The Future of EdTech and Digital Education
  • How can schools ensure that they are incorporating technology meaningfully, rather than superficially, to enhance learning?
  • Is an online campus or a blended form of teaching more viable than face-to-face teaching longer term?
  • Are schools equipping students with the experience, knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in AI and future technology?
  • Have schools overinvested in EdTech at the expense of other areas that require systematic overhaul?
Glaucia Rosas
Glaucia Rosas
Co-Founder and Director
The EduTec Alliance
Confirmed
Siobhain Allum
Siobhain Allum
Primary Principal
YK Pao School
Confirmed
Ross Parker
Ross Parker
Director of Technology & Assessment
International College Hong Kong
Confirmed
2:30 pm
Case Study Presentation – Employing Data-Driven Decision Making to Improve Student Retention Rates
  • Showcasing how Branksome Hall Asia in South Korea used data analysis to gain vital insights regarding student retention rates
  • How this analytical insight led to a revitalisation of their student recruitment and retention strategy, as well as the development of a virtual, student-led school tour on YouTube that has had over 150,000 hits in its first year
  • Learn how you can likewise mobilise data effectively to elevate your school’s marketing strategies
Dr Terry McAdams
Dr Terry McAdams
Director of Technology, Research, and Innovation
Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea
Confirmed
3:00 pm
Afternoon Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to network with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat function on the conference platform.

3:30 pm
Panel Discussion – How Can International School Leaders Create Sustainable and Ethical Schools?
  • How can international schools positively contribute to the global sustainability agenda?
  • What steps can school leaders take to ensure equity amongst educators and contingent staff?
  • The importance of ethical education for the development of global citizens
Sal Gordon
Sal Gordon
Principal and Head of Teaching and Learning
Green School Bali
Confirmed
Lural Ramírez
Lural Ramírez
Head of School
United World College Thailand
Confirmed
Sean Lynch
Sean Lynch
Head of School
Chinese International School
Confirmed
d’Arcy Lunn
d’Arcy Lunn
Group Head Sustainability & Global Citizenship
Education in Motion
Confirmed
4:15 pm
Fireside Chat – Building Back Better: Re-Evaluating and Re-Instituting School Communities
  • As many countries in Asia grapple with the continuing effects of the pandemic, there is an increasing interest cultivating a community with all key stakeholders
  • How can schools go about re-establishing effective home-school partnerships centred upon trust?
  • Relationships between educators and caregivers have inevitably changed as a result of intermittent remote learning over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. Should traditional models of educator and caregiver relationships be re-evaluated as schools in Asia trend towards a return to on-campus teaching?
  • How can schools go about creating a sense of community within school going forward given the disruption of the last two years?
Chris Nicholls
Chris Nicholls
Founding Master
Wellington College, Thailand
Confirmed
4:45 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
Summer Howarth
Summer Howarth
Founder and Learning Designer
The Eventful Learning Co.
Confirmed