Conference Day Two- Wednesday 27 September 2017

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Morning Refreshment and Registration

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks from the Chairperson

John Stewart, Creator, Living School, Byron (Australia)

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John Stewart

Creator
Living School, Byron (Australia)

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM Case Study: What is the Reality of Virtual Reality in School? Equipping Your Classroom with VR Kit in Just Five Steps

Craig Kemp, Head of Educational Technology, Stamford American International School (Singapore)
Having a VR kit in school is one of the most exciting ways your students can travel the world and explore concepts without having to leave the classroom. They can explore different cultures from around the world and then, with the tap of a device, they can be underwater with sea creatures from the depths of the ocean. But how intimidating is VR in the classroom? Is VR too difficult to integrate? Setting up a class VR kit and integrating VR into the classroom is simple and surprisingly cheap. In this session, Craig and his “techsperts” who are tech-leader students at Stamford American International School will present the five-step journey they went on to set up VR and how VR is used in class to engage students on different curriculums.

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Craig Kemp

Head of Educational Technology
Stamford American International School (Singapore)

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Case Study: New Directions in Learning: Reshaping Education with Virtual and Augmented Reality

David Woodbury, Head, Learning Spaces & Services, North Carolina State University
Virtual and Augmented Reality is exploding across the commercial sector fueled by investments from Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and others. Educators and researchers are starting to embrace these tools and apply them to teaching and learning in ways that allow students to engage with material in an immersive and empathetic way. This session will provide an opportunity to:
· Experience examples of virtual and augmented reality learning content created with a variety of technologies
· Explore the range of tools available to create and virtual and augmented reality content
· See learning spaces designed for virtual and augmented reality engagements
· Learn how to create 360 video and custom virtual and augmented reality content and how to integrate it into your curriculum
· Understand best practices and case studies to help develop your own virtual reality studio space

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David Woodbury

Head, Learning Spaces & Services
North Carolina State University

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Tea and Networking Break

K12

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM Case Study: Blending Technology and Tradition to Encourage Active Learning

John Ridley, Director of Learning, Tanglin Trust School
We have long understood that learning is a social, as well as an individual process. How can the classroom environment encourage, active, student led, group learning? How can technology best support this?A case study of the evolving learning spaces at Tanglin and the drive towards more student independence; combining best practice from traditional teaching methods with new possibilities from modern technology.

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John Ridley

Director of Learning
Tanglin Trust School

K12

12:40 PM - 1:20 PM Case Study: Discovering Outdoor ‘Classrooms’ in Urban Areas

JoAn Radojkovich, Principal, Primary School, Canadian International School (Singapore)
Children's educational experiences in urban areas and the spaces that accommodate them are becoming increasingly diverse. Locations for additional classrooms, for play yards and for new facilities within existing schools are becoming ever more creative as available space dwindles. And proposed locations for new urban schools are becoming more unexpected as land with appropriate zoning becomes more expensive and difficult to find. This session will discuss how to tackle the difficulties in locating suitable sites for new buildings and creating new learning spaces in urbanized or highly-developed areas.

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JoAn Radojkovich

Principal, Primary School
Canadian International School (Singapore)

Higher Education

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM Case Study: Developing Studio-based Education to Cultivate Leadership, Foster Behavioral Change, and Spark Innovation

Stefan Meisiek, Director of Educational Innovation in Business, University of Sydney
Studios are a commonplace feature of vocational training in the arts, craft, and design professions. Recently, medicine, science, engineering, or business schools in higher education are incorporating studio spaces into their educational experience, to facilitate project-based and experiential classes featuring creativity, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship. These classes require weaving relevant content into group-centered learning processes, balancing analysis with critical thinking and creativity. In this session you will learn:
· Examples of studio spaces at the University of Sydney
· Developing skills in facilitative teaching to make the studio space work
· The habits of mind and learning processes characteristic of studios
· Weaving associative, metaphorical and analytical thinking into studio processes
· Identifying and engaging studio stakeholders

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Stefan Meisiek

Director of Educational Innovation in Business
University of Sydney

Higher Education

12:40 PM - 1:20 PM Case Study: 10-year Revitalization Plan on Constructing Innovative Learning Spaces at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Who should take the lead?

Chetwyn Chan, Associate Vice President, Learning and Teaching, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The HKPolyU has begun its endeavor on renovating 170 centralized lecture theatres and classrooms into innovative learning spaces to cater its students’ learning needs since 2014. Experiences gained from the first three rounds of renovation ascertain the importance of involving dialog among different stakeholders throughout the change process. Open-mindedness, forward-looking, policy support, evidence-based decision, and engagement are the key elements for success.

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Chetwyn Chan

Associate Vice President, Learning and Teaching
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Sandbox: Hands-on Exercise to Expand Learning beyond the Walls of a Classroom, the Teacher and the Constraints of a Campus

John Stewart, Creator, Living School, Byron (Australia)
In this interactive session, delegates will build prototype of their ideal campus learning spaces, using the materials provided. John will guide delegates to transform their ideas into reality. The focus will be on the environment as a learning resource to nurture deeper engagement and joy. Key threads in this workshop will explore:
• A critical review of historical paradigms.
• How to use furniture as unique learning resources.
• How to use peer collaboration to break the boundaries of age-cages.
• How to look beyond the classroom to consolidate understanding and awareness.
• Expand engagement via pop-up living learning pathways.
• Augment information with explorative situations using technology.
• Open learning trouble shooting via group discussion and gallery walk – what works and why.

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John Stewart

Creator
Living School, Byron (Australia)

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM Case Study: Planning and Delivery of New Spaces: Collaboration, Integration, Cost Control and Minimising Disruption

Roger Schultz, Head of School, The Alice Smith School
• Integrating new and retrofitted spaces into the campus master plan
• Identifying all relevant stakeholders early and developing an effective communication plan
• Budget control without compromising the design and specification of the learning space
• Minimising disruption to existing spaces and teaching

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Roger Schultz

Head of School
The Alice Smith School

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM Case Study: Bringing It All Together: Intersections of Purposeful Space

Dr Louise Naylor PFHEA, FLF, Director, Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (UELT), University of Kent
Effective faculty engagement can yield significant outcomes for innovative classroom design. At Kent, through strong collaborations between academic staff and students with professional services (eg Estates and IT), we have made best use of existing space and developed new learning and social spaces that are fit for purpose. Through organic approaches to developing the curriculum, we have developed both formal and informal opportunities to reimagine the learning environment that has driven stronger student engagement and enhanced learning. This session will provide examples of:
• Innovative classroom designs that support specific types of teaching and learning
• Faculty and student engagement in the design of spaces that can foster improved student learning
• Active learning spaces that provide experiential and practical approaches to developing disciplinary skills.

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Dr Louise Naylor PFHEA, FLF

Director, Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (UELT)
University of Kent

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM Interactive Wrap-up: Event Objectives and Key Takeaways

This session will re-visit your key objectives from the start of the conference and ensure you do not leave without achieving your goals. This will enable all attendees to come together, share their key learning, identify the next steps for their business and develop a 10 point plan back to the office.

5:10 PM - 5:20 PM Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day Two

John Stewart, Creator, Living School, Byron (Australia)


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John Stewart

Creator
Living School, Byron (Australia)