“Build Back Better: Virtual & Reality“
This one day conference will provoke thinking around the future of schools, students and education. Educators have flexed their muscle to adapt to unprecedented changes and create innovative learning strategies. We have gathered together the brightest educators to share their ideas and knowledge to help teachers navigate through learning curves in the new normal. Zoom into some of the topics that will address widening gaps amongst students, social and emotional learning, digital innovation and the changing nature of teaching practice in classrooms.
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“Mindful Resilience and Post Traumatic Growth Beyond the COVID Crisis”
Even as the pandemic winds down and we enter a “new normal” how can we ensure that we, our families and students and our communities emerge from this time more resilient than ever? Join Dr. Chris Willard as we explore the foundations of resilience and post traumatic growth, looking to positive psychology, neuroscience and mindfulness as we explore tools that have boosted human resilience in the face of adversity for generations. This workshop will include many experiential exercises along with simple takeaway tips for yourself and your communities, as we enter this new normal.
Dr. Christopher Willard, (Psy. D.) is a clinical psychologist, author and consultant based in Massachusetts. He is the author of fifteen books, including Alphabreaths (2019), Growing Up Mindful (2016) and The Breathing Book (2020), which have translated into more than a dozen languages. He has been invited to more than two dozen countries to speak, and has presented at two TEDx events. His thoughts on mental health have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, mindful.org, cnn.com, and elsewhere. He teaches at Harvard Medical School.
“Stop asking LOTS questions, starts asking HOTS questions!”
As an educator, the way we were educated was not relevant to be implemented anymore. Students need more than just being spoon-fed by information, students nowadays are an active individual with great potentials, they are eager to learn and curious of their surroundings. Especially in the mist of the pandemic which really change how teaching and learning. As an educator, we play a huge role to nurture their critical thinking skills and inquiries to facilitate them to be a lifelong learner. We can start doing it by implementing higher order thinking skills (HOTS) questions in our lesson. Through this workshop, we will cover Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy as the framework of higher order thinking skills to build the foundation of the questioning strategies.
Adelina is a 21st Centuries teaching practitioner with years of experience and knowledge in effective teaching to facilitate diverse learning styles. She has pursued her Master degree in Learning, Education, and Technology in Oulu, Finland. Driven by her interest in education, she is currently producing some academic research in the field of Self-regulated Learning, Self-regulation and Teacher Resilience. She is also one of the expert teaching partners at Mamaguru Co. teaching network which provide mentoring for parents in the area of early childhood education.
“Sustainability in Action: Building a More Aware and Empowered Student Body”
In this session we will explore various ways in which educators can build a class dynamic which highlights responsible action as a way to combat climate change and engender sustainable practices. We will focus on practical ways in which students can become more engaged and aware about the climate crisis and how they can play an active role in mitigating it.
Aditya is a scientist turned educator with many years of experience in research as well as science education. He has conducted research in evolution and biochemistry. His teaching style is very hands-on and project-based as he is a proponent of the “learning by doing” school of thought. Aditya is currently the DP coordinator at Sekolah Bogor Raya where he also teaches Biology and Theory of Knowledge.
Tekanan: Ekspektasi Minus Realita
Beberapa tahun terakhir, kegiatan belajar mengajar diwarnai dengan segudang perubahan besar; baik guru dan siswa ditantang dengan pembelajaran jarak jauh yang tidak biasa dan tidak mudah. Sesi ini bertujuan memberikan tips praktis mengatur ekspektasi guru dan, harapannya, termasuk siswa, sehingga baik guru maupun siswa mampu menghadapi tekanan yang ada.
Adrian adalah seorang Desainer Pembelajaran, pegiat Design Thinking dan pembelajar sepanjang hayat yang senantiasa mengevaluasi dan mempertajam kegiatan belajar mengajarnya.
Berlatar belakang interdisipliner sebagai desainer grafis serta pemegang Magister dalam Learning, Education and Technology dari University of Oulu, Finlandia,membuat Adrian menempatkan murid sebagai prioritas dalam mendesain ekspektasi pembelajaran. Saat ini, Adrian mengajar Design Thinking ke siswa-siswi sekolah menengah di Tzu Chi School, Jakarta.
Applying Genre-Based Approach (GBA) in Teaching Languages for Primary students
The way students study has been changing lately. It requires teachers to always develop their teaching methods and the approaches they need to apply in class. How students learn has changed from just sitting and listening to the teachers to being required to think critically. To cope with these changes, SD Khalifa IMS has developed a research-based school. Thus, students are expected to be able to write well in the research process before they finally publish and present their findings. To train their ability to write well, a Genre-Based Approach (GBA) is used in teaching languages: English, Bahasa Indonesia, and Arabic. In this presentation, we will share the theory of GBA, the stages to apply for the teachers, and give some practical samples.
Promoting Teachers and Learners Metacognition
Pandemic has forced us to start online and hybrid learning. This is actually a big opportunity for us to promote students’ self-regulation more than ever. As a teacher, we want our students to be able to evaluate and manage their own learning, and even drive it. This goal only can be reached, if teachers also self-regulated teachers. We can intentionally build this skill by using metacognition strategies. This workshop will discuss what is metacognition and practical strategies that can directly be applied as teachers and eventually we can model and bring it to our students.
Amelia has been teaching for more than 10 years. She has passion in Professional Development of teachers. This past 6 years, she has been entrusted as Professional Development Coordinator in Mawar Sharon Christian School. She is the best graduate of Educational Psychology of Airlangga University. She is also Certified NLP Practitioner, Certified Behavior Analyst, Certified Google for Education Trainer, Certified National Geographic Educator, and Certified trainer by BNSP. She has been entrusted in delivering teachers training locally and nationally.
Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast – The Power of EdTech!
We live in a world of constant change. As the world changes, grows and adapts we face many challenges both inside and outside our educational institutions. Many of which link to the use of technology and how it adds value to our everyday lives. In a world of constant change, enhanced by technology how can we enable learners to be the best version of themselves? In this session, Craig will share stories about the current landscape of global education and the need to support learning in the Digital Age. Craig will explore how to change mindsets and empower learning through the effective and purposeful integration of technology, using case studies from his experience. In a world of constant change, the ability for educators to connect and be strategic to make change through the use of technology will ultimately empower the learning journey at our schools. Come along and be prepared to engage, learn and challenge your way of thinking.
As a well known and respected keynote speaker, workshop host, and global Education Consultant, Craig is a leader in the field of ICT and EdTech and works with Departments, Ministries, School Leadership, School Communities and Educators to understand, design, and implement digital learning solutions and transformations to improve teaching practice and student learning outcomes.
Craig has supported schools and organisations all over the globe to establish practices, protocols and guidelines to support the sustainable implementation of technology into the curriculum to add value to student learning. In addition, he works as an advisor with technology vendors adding value to their products for use in schools. Craig works with these companies to help them build, develop, grow and connect with schools all over the world and has successfully supported global EdTech companies in developing a presence in APAC.
Craig is a New Zealand born educator with over 15 years experience both in the classroom, in leadership and in consulting. He is an enthusiastic change agent that is passionate about every aspect of education and making a difference. Craig is currently based in Singapore.
Practical Strategies to Improve Students’ Engagement by using Pear Deck and Bamboozle.
Students’ engagement has been the biggest challenge we are facing these days during online and hybrid class. Meanwhile, it is a pre-requisite for learning to be happened. Without engagement, our class seems like losing the soul. It’s challenging to be connected with students during hybrid learning; onsite and online at the same time. Thus, as educators, we need to tweak our approach. Right now, there are a lot of tools that can support us in improving students’ engagement.
In this workshop, we will discuss two learning platforms, Pear Deck and Baamboozle. Pear Deck helps to deliver our material visually and interactively. Using some features on Pear Deck, we can also collect students’ feedbacks in the midst of our presentation by asking them to choose options, dragging picture, drawing ideas, or typing ideas. This will attract their attention, monitor their involvement, and collect their feedbacks easily. For Baamboozle, it helps to check or recall students’ understanding in a fun way. It may be used for online or classroom play by choosing a game or creating a game.
Not only how to use the tools, this workshop will also talk about some practical tips in using learning application, so educators can promote students’ engagement effectively, also do review and give feedbacks for each student efficiently.
Dian has been teaching Mathematics for more than 9 years. She has passion in teaching practices and curriculum for Mathematics. She graduated from Universitas Pelita Harapan and Universitas Negeri Surabaya majoring in Mathematics Education. This past 5 years, she has been trusted as Subject Coordinator for Mathematics Junior High in Mawar Sharon Christian School Surabaya. She is also certified National Mathematics Educator.
JQ: Joy Quotient – Going Beyond IQ and EQ toward the Cosmic Mind
Faced with multiple challenges to our existence, we must conceive a new approach to learning. JQ or “Joy Quotient” presents a blueprint for physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing with inspired school learning, using ideas from neuroscience, the “gut-brain axis”, and wisdom traditions. Drawing upon a global perspective, teachers will be introduced to a range of learning activities and insights that lead to the cultivation of the “cosmic mind”, bringing together our biology and our historical, cultural inheritance. This is an inter-disciplinary exploration, with the goal of creating a “quotient” with infinite possibility, mirroring the dynamic capacity of our greatest ally, the brain.
Dr. Vivek Bammi is an international educator, having taught the Humanities and Theory of Knowledge in schools in the USA, India, the Philippines, Indonesia and China for over 30 years. He has examined the Theory of Knowledge and World Studies Extended Essay for the IB.
Indonesia: A Feast for the Senses
Theory of Knowledge for the International Baccalaureate (co-author) Angkor: Celestial Grandeur
Deep Learning: A Journey in Critical Thinking and Reflective Knowledge (co-author)
JQ: Joy Quotient – a new paradigm: Life and Learning after Covid
“Media Literasi Kekinian dan Manfaatnya Bagi Kegiatan Sinkronus dan Asinkronus”
Pada masa pandemi, guru dituntut untuk mengajarkan materi secara kreatif dan efektif. Keterampilan dasar seperti literasi dan numerasi juga harus berkembang meskipun pembelajaran dilakukan secara daring. Tantangannya adalah seberapa efektif dan efisien peran teknologi dalam penyampaian materi terutama yang berkaitan dengan masalah literasi bagi murid-murid, terutama murid SMP-SMA.
Dengan diperbolehkannya sekolah melakukan sesi tatap muka terbatas, timbul masalah dalam pembelajaran sinkronus dan asinkronus. Di satu sisi, guru harus fokus pada murid yang berada di sekolah dan di sisi lain murid yang belajar di rumah juga harus tetap terjaga dalam pembelajarannya. Penggunaan media yang “itu-itu saja” mengendurkan motivasi murid dalam meningkatkan keterampilan literasi mereka. Guru harus lebih memberikan variasi kegiatan lebih kreatif, salah satunya adalah pemilihan media literasi untuk dibaca murid dan output dari hasil pembelajaran.
Sesi ini membahas bagaimana penggunaan media literasi yang kekinian untuk meningkatkan keterampilan literasi dalam berbahasa Indonesia untuk murid-murid SMP dan SMA. Media kekinian seperti infografis, siniar (podcast), vlog, dan posting-an sosial media berperan penting dalam memperkaya khasanah literasi murid agar tidak “melulu” menggunakan media yang kaku ketika pembelajaran. Murid juga dapat memproduksi output hasil dari materi yang dipelajari menggunakan media literasi kekinian tersebut seperti postingan di instagram, siniar, dan infografis. Selain bahasa Indonesia, sesi ini juga memungkinkan untuk mengeksplorasi media literasi kekinian bagi pelajaran Pendidikan Kewarganegaraan, Agama Islam, dan Indonesian Studies
Gina Yoviana has been teaching Bahasa Indonesia in International school for about 15 years. She’s been teaching at several levels in Secondary in many curricula such IGCSE, IB, also National Kurikulum. She is passionate in education and language-literacy.
Edy Nugraha is bahasa Indonesia teacher from ACS Jakarta. He has been teaching bahasa Indonesia in Internasional School for 8 years. He is familiar with IGCSE, IB, and National Curriculum. He is enthusiastic with language, literacy, and cultural issues.
Surviving the “ROLLER COASTER” to Give the Best Education
This pandemic has pushed us to think creatively, not only to survive, but to still give the best education for our students. The circumstances during the pandemic changes dynamically, that requires us to change plans flexibly. When the pandemic started, all teaching and learning processes were done online, with teachers working from home as well. Teachers and students learned platforms for online meetings, online assignments, and other tools and strategies for online learning. Then the condition changed, that allowed us to have limited students to learn face-to-face at school. We again changed the strategy to cope with the situation. And now, as (hopefully) the condition is getting better, more students come face-to-face to school. The strategy we had previously needs to be adjusted again. Our life at school is like a roller coaster, up and down, with many surprises. This session will facilitate us all to think creatively, to find the best strategy we can do, despite the different contexts our school has, to still give the best education for our young learners.
Early graduated from the Psychology department and pursued her master degree in Management of Education. She is currently working at Sekolah Victory Plus as a Vice Principal for curriculum and also a PYP Coordinator. Early has become an IBEN since 2013 and has cascaded her knowledge, understanding, skills and experience to teachers around Asia Pacific, such as China, Japan, India and schools around Indonesia.
Fifi graduated from the English Teaching department and continued her master degree in Management of Education. She has been a member of the IB Educator Network since 2008. She facilitates IB PYP face-to-face workshops, online workshops and school visits. She has been teaching since 1996 and as a PYP coordinator since 2003-2018. She is currently working in Sekolah Victory Plus as a school academic coordinator. She has facilitated many workshops and school visits around Asia Pacific, such as India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Korea, Japan, Australia and around Indonesia.
We are IBPYP workshop leaders that led face-to-face and online workshops around Asia Pacific. We also actively participate as presenters in other events outside the school, such as PYP Dunia events.
Variasi Mengajar Penjas Virtual Menggunakan Digital Platform, Aplikasi, Dan Tanpa Alat Dalam Situasi Pandemi.
Pemberian variasi mengajar penjas dalam situasi pandemic sangat dibutuhkan untuk menjaga minat belajar anak selama masa pandemic. Dengan menggunakan digital platform yang interaktif, aplikasi olahraga virtual dan pemberian materi tanpa menggunakan perlengkapan olahraga yang tidak semua siswa memiliki di rumahnya masing-masing secara virtual dan interaktif, yang bertujuan untuk menjaga kesehatan mental, kesehatan jasmani dan pengalaman gerak dalam pembelajaran penjas tetap tercapai di masa pandemic.
Fitra adalah seorang wasit futsal nasional yang terdaftar juga sebagai anggota wasit futsal AFC (Asian Football Confederation) atau tingkat Asia yang mendapatkan pelatihan pada tahun 2018 di D.I Yogyakarta dengan Instruktur Mr. Badrul Hisyam dari Malaysia.
Selain itu Fitra juga sebagai peneliti karakteristik anak melalui penerapan metode pembelajaran dengan bertujuan mengasah dan menguatkan karakter anak dalam pembelajaran pendidikan olahraga. Memiliki latar belakang sebagai penelitian di bidang pendidikan olahraga serta pemegang Magister dalam Pendidikan Olahraga di Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, membuat Fitra dalam pembelajaran Pendidikan Jasmani dan Kesehatan menerapkan berbagai variasi pembelajaran yang sesuai kebutuhan dan situasi murid dalam berbagai kondisi, untuk mencapai tujuan pembelajaran dan tercipta suasana belajar yang menyenangkan. Saat ini, Fitra mengajar Physical Education kepada siswa-siswi di Sekolah Bogor Raya, Kota Bogor
Impact of Blended Learning on Children with Special Educational Needs, and how EdTech and Rethinking Education can Bridge the Learning Gap
How we deliver education has changed beyond recognition over the last 2 years. Online learning, and now the advent of blended learning has created a knowledge gap between those students who could and those who could not cope without face-to-face learning. One group who have struggled more than most are those with special educational needs, such as Autism and ADHD. Online learning has impacted IEPs, screen time has affected concentration and motivation, and removal from peers has stunted social and emotional growth. As we move towards a blended learning environment, one that may last long into our students’ educational careers, we must ensure that all students are being given a fair and equitable chance to learn and succeed.
During my workshop, I will discuss the problems we face during these unprecedented times, what we can do to mitigate these obstacles, and offer-up some possible solutions, both practical and technological, that won’t only help SEN students, but all students.
Gareth has been involved in Education for 25 years and teaching for over 12 years, specialising in Special Educational Needs and Behaviour Modification, with a focus of the Future of Education and EdTech. Prior to founding Praevis Education, Gareth was Head of Counselling and Head of Communication and Jakarta Nanyang School, and has extensive experience in various other schools, both in the UK and overseas. This is Gareth’s 4th year presenting at the ANPS Teachers’ Conference, where he has previously run popular workshops, as well as delivering the Spotlight Speech in 2020.
Using Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Feedback is an important tool to improve student achievement. Quantitative and qualitative data communicated through feedback help both students and teachers make modifications and adjustments to our teaching. In this webinar, we will explore a range of feedback techniques, and how we can use them to improve our teaching.
We will explore:
– Types of feedback
– When feedback is most effective
– Feedback loops
Jen Olmsted is the former Head of School at the Singapore School in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has over 26 years experience as a school leader and teacher. She has led both Teacher and Leadership workshops, and is committed to developing educators to reach their greatest potential and foster a positive school culture. Jen has worked in a range of international schools from Hong Kong to Switzerland, and appreciates diverse school communities.
Building Relationship With Students Virtually
Learning to adapt in various changes during Covid19 pandemic has transformed us into a super-educator. We hone our expertise in technology, subject materials mastery, classroom management, fun learning, and HOTS strategies at the same time. But, have we use our expertise to connect with our students?
Building connection virtually might seems hard, it’s not! Lessons with rich relationship between teacher and student are mostly has more fun, more motivation, and facilitate more achievement. It reduces stress for both parties and make the learning more enjoyable. During this session, we will discuss simple and practical strategies to build real relationship with primary students virtually. Virtual resources such us websites, games, simple technology, and even our own lesson material can be used to connect with our students deeper.
In the end, as educators, we want a transformative classroom that changes our students into 21st-century learners, and this only can be achieved when we intentionally build relationships with our students.
Jessica has been teaching elementary students for 5 years. After graduated from University of Surabaya majoring in Psychology, she has passion in mentoring teenagers character building including ministry to Christian orphanage in Surabaya. In the first 3 years teaching as a Science Teacher, she always looking forward to design a class which promote student’s engagement through the lessons. This past 2 years, she has been trusted as 6th grade Homeroom Teacher in Mawar Sharon Christian School. She is also certified as Lay Counselor in Bethel Biblical Counseling Academy.
5 Mindful Moments
The pandemic has made us realize just how important self-care is for educators. We hear a lot about mindfulness and positive education, but it can seem daunting to start these practices on top of everything else we are already doing. This workshop will introduce you to 5 simple practices that you can integrate seamlessly into your already busy days. These small, mindful moments can be the first step to integrating self-care into your daily routines. Look forward to starting the new year off mindfully with you!
Kailyn Fullerton is a second-grade teacher who is passionate about integrating mindfulness and social-emotional learning into daily instruction. She has a Master’s in Education from Antioch University, specializing in Mindfulness for Educators. Currently, Kailyn is pursuing her doctoral degree in educational and professional practice at the same university, specializing in Social-Emotional Learning.
Google Slides and Google Sites: Teacher’s Best Friend during Hybrid Learning
As a primary school teacher, teaching Primary 1 students is a challenge, especially now during the pandemic. So Google Slides and Google Sites have become my best friend, and they can be yours too. There are many ways that you can use these Google for Education Tool. This session will discuss maximizing these tools for teaching, learning, and assessment. These are all applicable to any subject, topic, and grade level. I will help you create fun and engaging activities using these two primary Google tools + bonus apps you can integrate.
Marilou De Leon – Simpas is the Primary School Coordinator of Singapore Intercultural School – South Jakarta. She has 13 years of teaching experience in various grade levels, mainly with Preschool and Primary years. She is a Licensed Teacher and a graduate of Secondary Education Major in Biology.
She has been teaching in Indonesia for the past seven years, where she taught playgroup, preschool, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. Ms. Marilou utilizes her art skills, knowledge, and expertise in technology to empower students to reach their full potential and provide students with various learning activities. In addition, her commitment to excellence propelled her to develop their school’s concurrent hybrid teaching and learning guide for teachers. Ms. Marilou is consistently sought out for her expertise with Google for Education, Teachermade, Flipgrid, and other technology platforms. Currently, she is working towards a Master’s Degree in Teaching Early Grades at the University of the Philippines. She is also active in taking various online webinars and courses to improve her teaching skills.
Managers – Is Your Team Broken or Just Not Using Their Heads?
Many of our day-to-day business problems with teams can be solved by simply improving our communication. The first step to better communication is understanding how we think. People think differently, with different priorities and a desire for different outcomes. Managing these differences is difference between success and failure.
Whole Brain® Thinking has been used by 97% of Fortune 100 companies to create a ‘common language’ that makes it easier to reach a shared understanding. When managers become aware of their own and their team’s thinking preferences, they can leverage their similarities and differences to not only upgrade communication, but also boost productivity, decision making and problem-solving.
Certified as a Whole Brain Thinking practitioner, combined with 25 years’ experience in education, Paul Grainger shares groundbreaking research, case studies, and strategies on optimal team development. Participants are guaranteed to leave this workshop with an exciting new perspective of their current team, equipped with practical ideas to transform their team from good to awesome!
Paul Grainger has more than 25 years’ professional experience in Education, Training and Business. He has worked across multiple departments, including business development, marketing, sales, strategy, creative, and operations. In addition to working cross-functionally, he’s also navigated local, regional and global team matrix structures.
He’s currently working in Education technology, helping kids enjoy learning languages anywhere effortlessly. His passion is helping people in all walks of life uncover their hidden potential, so they become the best versions of themselves and to others.
Simple Tools for Supporting Emotional Well-Being in Students
Amidst the Covid-19 outbreak, many things have changed in our lives, especially the lives of our students. Having a significant change in life might affect students’ stress level, anxiety, habits, motivation, and so on. We might see them smiling on the screen and saying “Yes, I’m fine”, but in reality, they aren’t. It is really important to prioritize the well-being of our students in this uncertain time. We might not know how to help them in-person but knowing how they feel or their current home situation, would help educators to empathize with them. In this training, I will provide you with simple tools to check in with our students and a program that I have designed for students to learn mindfulness strategies to help them identify their feelings and cope with them.
Rafika Ariani started working in Sekolah Cita Buana since 2016. Fika works as the Student Center Coordinator and the School Counselor for Early Years and Primary. Her responsibility is to provide academic and social-emotional support for her students. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and also works as a part-time Educational Psychologist. Fika is highly interested in mindfulness and believes in the balance of mind and body. She loves integrating her experience and passion into projects and lessons for her students. During the pandemic, Fika created Cal(M)onday for primary students; a program that teaches students mindfulness strategies and to become more aware of their own feelings. She encourages teachers to check in with their students every day, so teachers could be aware and empathize more to the students’ condition.
Using Classkick as an online tool for formative assessment and immediate feedback.
The workshop will focus on using Classkick as an online tool for formative assessment and the importance of providing immediate feedback in virtual learning environments. Classkick is a free digital formative assessment tool that allows teachers to create lessons with a variety of question-and-response options and assignments that students work through on their devices at their own pace. Teachers can observe student progress in real time and provide immediate and personalised feedback. Peer Helpers feature in Classkick allows students to ask for help anonymously from their classmates–so that even shy students don’t get left behind. This digital based assessment can be used by any subject teachers. Participants of this workshop will be able to implement it directly in their class.
I am now pursuing a Master of Education in Mathematics at National Teachers College in Manila. I have more than a decade of experience teaching Mathematics and Information & Communications Technology. Like many teachers, I am constantly on the lookout for innovative strategies to make my classes more engaging and to help my students experience the joy of learning.
‘Securing the Foundations on Which We Build Back Better’
In our hurry to build back better either virtually or in reality – is it not imperative that we consider the foundations on which we are basing our recovery? The fact that our reaction to the pandemic caused such damage suggests in itself a fundamental flaw in our approach to education. This workshop explores the need to secure the foundations of our educational systems by a change in approach – one that everyone can make and that everyone can benefit from.
Participants will have the chance to discover that, by laying the foundations through a change in approach, they will experience the elusive paradigm shift that the education world has been seeking for so long. Activities will show that by focusing on developing the learner in the context of what is taught in current systems, school communities may discover a transformative catalyst in helping shift our approach to education and that this is relatively easy as humans, parents, and learners. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore the next steps they can take immediately to make the move towards creating learner-development focus on their approach and in nurturing the culture to support that. For full effectiveness participant participation will be welcomed.
Robert is an international educator of thirty years’ experience. He is the Founding Director of the hybrid organisation, ‘Developing Real Learners’ the main function of which is to help schools build learning communities, enable young people to become the best holistic learners they can be and coach trainers, leaders, educators, parents and young people to develop holistic learners leveraging the strengths of both their culture and shared humanity. He is currently working to launch the Academy of Learner Development to support schools with affordable high-quality professional development for holistic learning communities.
LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/robert-thorn-3aa95218 /
“Helping Parents Overcome 10 Fears of Special Education”
The learning sciences has a long history and association with countless requirements to find the optimal method that enables learners to construct, use, refine and transfer the knowledge. The objective of learning is not only to make learners understand the parts of skills that create inert knowledge, but also to transform them into experts at orchestrating the application of skills in preparation for real-world challenges.
Scaffolding is a powerful tool to support learners and to extend their abilities. And yet, this commonly-used and popular method, with its transparent and hidden tasks, challenges teachers to find practical applications in classroom activities. It is thus critically important that the mastery of constructing scaffolding becomes the natural approach for teachers to leverage the learners’ engagement as a means to provide further opportunities that maximize their potential.
So how do we transform teachers into scaffolding experts? The presentation aims to provide a better understanding of scaffolding types and techniques for educators. It will also discuss the ways to enhance the educators’ scaffolding expertise and share with them the tools at their disposal. A key outcome of the presentation is to equip teachers with the skills needed to turn scaffolding from theory into practice across various classrooms.
Selina is a business management teacher with an extensive teaching experience, having been an accounting assistant lecturer in her alma mater, Universitas Tarumanagara, and having a decades-long career in private tutoring for students aiming to study abroad which finally setting her as a teacher in private schools. For Selina, teaching is more a passion than a job; a perspective that has allowed her to be her best while staying grateful everyday.
A holder of ASEAN CPA and Indonesian Chartered Accountant, Selina started her career as an auditor and a financial consultant in one of the Big Four firms. After a successful career as an auditor, she decided to shift careers to become a teacher and find her calling in the field of education. A full scholarship to obtain a Master of Education degree at Universitas Pelita Harapan provided a significant experience that accelerated her learning curve, allowing her to formally learn how to become a better teacher whilst expanding her horizon and deepening her interests in the field of education.
Being a life-long learner as a role model for her students is her ultimate goal—one that pushes her to keep learning and enrich herself with various new skills, ultimately aiming to connect various knowledge from multiple perspectives. Her passion in education has driven her towards the educational psychology and challenged her to simplify teaching concepts to practical classroom strategies to benefit learners.
Children in the AI world – how do we prepare them?
As Artificial Intelligence is approaching us, how do we ensure children are ready NOW to be in the future AI world?
WUAN XIN is the Founder & CEO of AI Talent Sdn Bhd, providing children entrepreneur programme (basically business programme for children) to English language centres, homeschools and private schools. Currently her company has expanded to 7 other countries including Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Cambodia.
Wuan Xin is currently the President of LIONS Club of Kuala Lumpur Capital.
Something no one knows about WX: she started her first business selling t-shirts when she was 14 years old.
Stronger Together through PLC (Professional Learning Community) and Collaboration
We are often too busy reaching out for insights and inspirations that we forget those who have walked the miles all this time with us, the closest ones, who undoubtedly understand the circumstances the most. Applying best practices from Indonesian MGMPs (Musyawarah Guru Mata Pelajaran) and how it has affected me and my colleagues especially in preparing the recent virtual and the upcoming in-school teaching and learning activities, we try to bring the good practices inward, with groups under the same subjects and fields as well as across grades and levels. We then share and collaborate with schools around the country with various backgrounds. What about your school, what can we learn from you and your beloved students?
Wardania Dewi F.C. (Warda) fell in love with education the first time she stepped inside her kindergarten room. However, not until 14 years later when she got a chance to share with kids in a small town in Midwest US did she convince herself that she could never choose anything else. She is now enjoying day and night with the beautiful santri of Afkaaruna Secondary-Ma’had in northern Yogyakarta, while spending weekends facilitating students across the globe learning cultures and building friendship, joining classes, and researching.