Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference (AISC), the annual event for international school leaders and educators in the Asia Pacific region, is back again in Hong Kong from 12 to 13 December 2018.
AISC brings together the international schools community to explore topical education issues that educators within Asia Pacific international schools are keen to discuss and debate. It educates and inspires the next generation of world school leaders from discovering the latest development in educational resources. International speakers will provide expertise and delegates leave AISC with actionable strategies to implement in their classrooms and schools.
This year, AISC features two keynote sessions and more than 30 workshops and presentations. The conference programme will be centred on four separate and concurrent streams: Innovation in Education, The Science of Learning, Inclusive Education and The Business of Education.
- Innovation in Education:
We see innovation and disruption in every sphere of our lives. Schools are open to adaptive learning structures which allow students to control their own learning journey (student agency) whist learning and collaborating with their classmates. This stream will explore some of these innovations in education and provide educators with practical ideas.
- The Science of Learning:
Our understanding of the human brain, how it works and how we process new information is getting better all the time. In this stream we will look at the science of the brain and translate this into practical learning situations where small changes can often result in big improvements in learning and knowledge retention.
- Inclusive Education:
Inclusive education is supported by the United Nations as a matter of human rights and social justice. The IB Curriculum defines Inclusion as an ongoing process that aims to increase access and engagement in learning for all students but how are schools and teachers implementing this? This stream will explore the very best thinking on how to achieve total inclusion in the classroom and deep-dive workshops to help educators really make a difference.
- The Business of Education:
Planning and building a new school in any part of the world is challenging, but in Asia we see a growing demand for international schools that offer alternative education. Where are the potential investors? And what are the best practices to those planning a new project. In this stream we will explore market data and analyse where the best opportunities lie.
The confirmed speakers included keynote speakers Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath, the world’s leading educational neuroscientist and Professor Rose Luckin an incredible lady, often described as the Dr Who of artificial intelligence (AI) in education.
- Professor Rose Luckin – AI Could Change the Way We Measure Kids’ Intelligence
Professor Rose Luckin, professor at Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab in London, will lead us to explore how AI could help measure different things beyond knowledge, including collaboration, persistence, confidence, and motivation, followed by her explanation on how to assess students continuously with a computer, phone, or tablet using tools to evaluate aspects of students’ social, interdisciplinary and multiple meta intelligences, and how the results could provide a more accurate portrait of what students can do. We will also examine how the comprehensive illustration of student strengths and weaknesses could facilitate students to improve faster and focus on core skills.
- Jared Cooney Horvath – Science of Learning: The BIG Ideas
Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd), director of Science of Learning Group, is an expert in the field of Educational Neuroscience with a focus on enhancing teaching and learning practices. He has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 100 schools internationally. In this interactive keynote, participants will first learn how to situate the ‘Science of Learning’ and research within classroom practice. From there, we will explore how the brain works to make sense of reality. Often surprising and counterintuitive, knowing how the brain truly functions will help clarify many thoughts and behaviors we encounter every day.
School Leaders, Teachers, Principals, Vice-Principals, Senior Management, School Board Members and Investors can gather in AISC and share stimulating experiences and insights with education world’s distinguished speakers and other experienced educators. Participants are able to access the plenary, keynotes, breakout sessions, networking luncheon and the co-located Learning & Teaching Expo. Throughout two days of networking activities, delegates can mingle with hundreds of major heads from international schools.
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Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference (AISC) is co-organised by Bailey Communications and English Schools Foundation (ESF) with the support from the international partner COBIS and the international schools community. This year, AISC is expected to attract over 500 school leaders, principals, educators, teachers and counsellors, etc. from Asia-Pacific.
Date: 12 – 13 December 2018 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Venue: Hall 3CDE, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Co-located event: Learning & Teaching Expo (12 – 14 December 2018, Wednesday – Friday)
Visitor Registration and Enquiry: www.aisc.com.hk