Robert Bauer

Director of Innovation & Technology American International School of Guangzhou

Robert is responsible for professional development for faculty surrounding innovative learning environments now under construction at AISG. He ensures faculty collaborate with peers at other schools, undertake on-site visits and engage with the latest research on learning pedagogies and innovative learning environments. The school is focusing on transparency, collaboration and student agency in the new facility designed with the architecture firm of Perkins+Will.

AISG will open thier demonstrator learning spaces project in August 2019. This will give faculty two years to test new pedagogies in the innovative learning spaces. In 2021 all faculty will inhabit new or rebuilt learning spaces. Robert also leads the AISG Innovation & Technology team, which have brought 1:1 programs, makerspaces, a fabrication lab, design thinking and other initiatives to AISG.


Monday, August 26th, 2019

8:30 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


Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

3:50 PM Applying Design-Thinking in Education to Transform Teaching

·         Making learning authentic & hands-on through the increased agency, including in IB Math and in MS Science.
·         Fostering 21st century competencies such as empathy, critical thinking, communication skills etc. with design thinking
·         Applying insights from design-thinking to achieve teaching goals and academic mission

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Robert .

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