27 - 28 August, 2019
Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus, Singapore

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: MONDAY | 26 AUGUST 2019

8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration & Coffee & Tea

8:30 am - 10:30 am Workshop A: Reimagining Learning Spaces Using Design Thinking

·         Exploring new approaches to transforming learning spaces
·         Preparing faculty for change through the use of professional development around spatial pedagogy and teacher change
·         Communicating and engaging with stakeholders for effective learning spaces transformation
·         Implementing and testing new learning spaces and collecting feedback to ensure successful transformation
Robert Bauer, Director of Innovation & Technology at American International School of Guangzhou

Robert Bauer

Director of Innovation & Technology
American International School of Guangzhou

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Refreshment Break

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Workshop B: Overcoming Internal Resistance on Change in Learning Spaces

·         Diagnosing challenges and resistance to transformation efforts
·         Developing effective framework and tools to initiate learning spaces’ change
·         Demonstrating alignment to new teaching requirements and objectives
·         Structuring change resources and clearly articulating responsibilities, roles and ownership
·         Creating an effective roll-out plan for stakeholders 
John Ridley, Director of Learning at Tanglin Trust School Ltd

John Ridley

Director of Learning
Tanglin Trust School Ltd

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Workshop C: Implementing ICT-Enabled Pedagogical Programs

·         Re-evaluating current ICT capabilities and identifying opportunities for ICT-enabled pedagogical implementation
·         How to plan and lead successful ICT-enabled pedagogical implementation
·         Managing the overall technology architecture
·         Maximising results of ICT-enabled pedagogical through the smart integration of spaces
 
Bob Fox, Academic Lead Curriculum at The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Bob Fox

Academic Lead Curriculum
The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break

During this interactive workshop, the facilitators will share how Singapore American School is transforming traditional classroom spaces into more flexible learning environments that meet a wide variety of student learning needs and programs. In addition, workshop participants will begin to explore their own beliefs about learning spaces and how these beliefs influence the final design.  Participants will also look at different ways to approach renovating existing spaces in shorter time frames in order to minimise the disruption to student learning.
 
Key Learning Outcomes:
·         Designing new collaborative areas with flexibility in mind
·         Clearly defining the desired outcomes of the new space and determining ways to gather evidence
·         Engaging with stakeholders during the planning process and gathering feedback from stakeholders in the new space
·         Looking beyond the space: Aligning structures and pedagogical practices to the physical space
Chris Beingessner, Middle School Deputy Principal at Singapore American School

Chris Beingessner

Middle School Deputy Principal
Singapore American School

Chris Raymaakers, Middle School Deputy Principal at Singapore American School

Chris Raymaakers

Middle School Deputy Principal
Singapore American School

6:30 pm - 6:40 pm End of Workshops