Unleash! Forum for Educators @ Learning & Teaching Expo (13 Dec 2019) – Unleash

Unleash! Forum for Educators @ Learning & Teaching Expo (13 Dec 2019)

December 2019

This is a one-day forum with panel discussions and workshop activities to enable educators understand the value of design thinking to students, teachers and school administrators.

The forum will kick off with a keynote address on the ever increasing importance of a human-centred education in the digital world. The morning panel will feature international experts sharing how design thinking can – as a pedagogy, a process and a way of thinking – empower and motivate learning, facilitate the development of essential 21st century skills, create new solutions to the school administration system and build a collaborative culture.

The afternoon will feature case studies panels for primary and secondary school educators. Speakers will share their experiences in applying and integrating design thinking in the curriculum, the value, outcome and impact on both students and teachers. Participants will learn the dos and don’ts in the design thinking application journey.

In addition to the case study panels, there will be four workshops in the afternoon:

  • Design thinking 101 for novices who are interested in a taste of design thinking
  • Let’s throw a STEAM party! for participants to learn how to integrate design thinking in STEM education to maximize the learning outcome and impact
  • Project-Based Learning Made Easy for participants to learn how to integrate design thinking in general and liberal studies
  • Bring your passion back to teaching for participants to understand how design thinking can bring the joy back to teaching

The forum was conducted in English and Cantaonese. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for programmes marked with*.

Programme Rundown
0930 – 0935
Good Morning!*

Steve Lawrence, Forum Facilitator

0935 – 0945
Welcoming Remarks*

Prof Eric Yim, Chairman, Hong Kong Design Centre

0945 – 1045
Keynote: Human-Centred Education in a Digital World*
Richard Culatta, CEO of International Society for Technology Education
1045 – 1145
Plenary: From Teacher-Centred to Student-Centred Learning*

Facilitator:
Jeff Sze, Political Assistant at Secretary for Panelists:
Education, Hong Kong SAR Government
Panelists:
Kaleb Rashad, Director of Creative Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Ilona Taimela, Education Consultant at Helsinki Education Consulting Group
Ada Wong, Director of Ednovators, Supervisor of HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

1145 – 1345
Lunch
1345 – 1515
Breakouts
1) Design Thinking Case Study Sharing – Primary School (English)

Facilitator:
Paula Kwan, Director of Hong Kong Centre for the Development of Educational Leadership, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Panelists:
Joyce Chung, Principal at Catholic Mission School
Christine Greenberg, Principal at Prep & Primary, The Harbour School
Lai-man Poon, Visual Arts Head at Munsang College Primary School

2) DesignThinking 101 (English & Cantonese)

Facilitators:
Samson Ng, Co-Founder of Design for HK
Henry Tam, Co-Founder of Design for HK

3) Let’s Throw a STEAM Party! (Cantonese)

Facilitators:
Center Law, Senior EdTech Product Manager at Outblaze & Dalton Learning Lab
Regina Lee, Digital Art Instructor at Outblaze & Dalton Learning Lab

1515 – 1530
Break
1530 – 1700
Breakouts
1) DesignThinking Case Study Sharing – Secondary School (English)

Facilitator:
Catherine K K Chan, Professor of Practice at Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong
Tim Parker, Head of Product Design & Engineering at ESF Island School
Henry Siu, Head of Assessment and IT in Edu Committee at Good Hope School
Ilona Taimela, Education Consultant at Helsinki Education Consulting Group

2) Project Based Learning Made Easy (English & Cantonese)

Facilitators:
Alfie Chung, Project Associate at Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation
Kyle Wagner, Project-Based Learning Expert and Founder of Transform Educational Consulting

3) Bring You Passion Back to Teaching! (English & Cantonese)

Facilitators:
Cesar Jung-Harada, Founder and Director of MakerBay
Maria Lok Yee Li, Education director and programme manager of MakerBay

For more information about the forum, visit the website.
Please click here to download the Press Release

Unleash! Forum for Educators was kicked off by our honorable guests. (From left to right) Mr Stuart Bailey, Founder & CEO of Bailey Communications, Ms Ada Wong, Director of Ednovators and Supervisor of HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Mr Jeff Sze, Political Assistant to Secretary for Education Hong Kong SAR Government, Mr Richard Culatta, CEO, International Society for Technology Education, Professor Eric Yim, Chairman of Board of Director of Hong Kong Design Centre, Mr Victor Cheng, Executive Director of HKEd City, Ms Ilona Taimela, Education Consultant of Helsinki Education Consulting Group, Dr Edmund Lee, Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Centre, Ms Peggy Law, Acting Assistant Head of Create Hong Kong)

Mr Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education was the keynote speaker. He spoke on the importance of a more human-centred approach to technology education.

During the panel discussion session, local & international experts share the trend shifting to student-centred approach. (Picture: from left to right: Mr Jeff Sze, Political Assistant to Secretary for Education Hong Kong SAR Government; Ms Ilona Taimela, Education Consultant of Helsinki Education Consulting Group; Ms Ada Wong, Director of Ednovators and Supervisor of HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity)

Dr Kaleb Rashad, Director of Creative Leadership of High Tech High Graduate School of Education in USA has video conference with us and shared his insights in the panel discussion.

Participants had hands-on experience to learn the basics of design thinking and bring joy back to teaching.