Agenda

Day 1

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

08:00
Main Conference Registration and Morning Coffee

09:00
Welcome Address from IBC Asia

09:05
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
David Mansfield, Executive Director, YK Pao School

09:10
High Level Panel Discussion
Education Market Outlook and Investment Opportunities in China

  • Where China’s education market is heading to
  • Capitalising on growing market for international schools in China
  • How digital learning landscape will change China?
  • Managing professional capital – Maintaining the high calibre of skilled, qualified teachers and leaders 
  • Strategies with government’s investments and funding
  • Opportunities and challenges

Moderator:
David Mansfield, Executive Director, YK Pao School

Panelists:
Marcel Gauthier, Head of School, Shanghai American School
Douglas K. Prescott, Head of School, Canadian International Schools of Beijing
Gerard MacMahon, Executive Master, Wellington College International Shanghai
Karl Yin, Vice Chairman, HIK Group, Founder & CEO, Forte Education Consultancy, Founder & Chairman of Govenors, HIK SVS International School

China International Schools Market Trends

10:00
International School Market Developments – Past, Present and Future Perspectives

  • How is the international school market growing?
  • What global developments have happened in the past year, and what does the future look like?
  • China market outlook

Richard Gaskell, Schools Director, ISC Research

10:30
Morning Networking Tea

11:00
How China can Help in Resolving Teacher Shortage Crisis in the UK and Globally

  • The world ideally needs 68.8m teachers by 2030 to provide universal education for every child
  • UK teacher shortage at crisis level - Government recruitment target failed for subjects such as Maths, Science, IT
  • After the abolishment of China's only Child policy, it fuelled the overheated capital market to build more schools - which subsequently lead to teacher shortage
  • China & UK teacher training system at a glance
  • China & UK partnership to provide diversity and more

Karl Yin, Vice Chairman, HIK Group, Founder & CEO, Forte Education Consultancy, Founder & Chairman of Govenors, HIK SVS International School

11:30
Analysis of Students English Proficiency and Assessment Challenges in International Schools

  • Overview of students’ language proficiency in school segment (based on IELTS score nationwide)
  • Challenges and expectations of assessment
  • CEFR to the language learning and testing

Mike Li, Senior Manager, British Council

11:55
Implications of the New National Law on Private Education in China

  • How is the new law effecting the private education market
  • Main policy provisions to be aware of
  • Current investor signals
  • Future growth of the private education market and investment opportunities

Arlo Kipfer, Business Development Consultant, Asia Pacific & Americas, ISC Research

Innovation in Education Delivery

12:35
A New Self-Directed, Life-Long Learning Model for the 21st Century

  • Technology transformation and education industry
  • Digitalization and engaging learners – How can we achieve?
  • Acquiring knowledge via changing learning patterns, adapting social and emotional behaviours and navigating a constantly changing networked world through connected education
  • Corporate world to education establishments – What’s the common ground and how can strategy be integrated? 

Christian Kuhna, Director Innovation and Head of Asia, ArtGym

13:00
Networking Lunch

14:00
Effective Use of Data to Inform Teaching and Learning

  • Insight on how assessments that provide data on a student’s ability, attainment and attitude to learning can enhance teaching and learning, academic performance and support parental engagement
  • Differentiation strategies and uncovering students’ real attitudes to school and themselves as learners

Bernard Fawcett, International Schools Consultant, GL Education

14:30
Building a Successful and Effective School

  • A look at ingredients of what makes a school effective and what we can do to improve our own
  • The importance of school culture and how to grow a positive one
  • How to improve student outcomes whilst educating the whole child

David Mansfield, Executive Director, YK Pao School

15:00
Using Online Library Resources to Cultivate a Modern Learning Culture 

  • With the task to incorporate social and global issues in teaching, how can teachers get access to adequate materials within a short frame of time via online platforms?
  • How can we help students view the present and future in relation to the past with digitized historical primary sources?
  • What is the teacher’s role, and how can digital library solutions be used to provoke students’ thinking and make informed conclusions with real-world cases and raw materials?

Masaki Morisawa, Senior Product Manager, Gale

15:30
Afternoon Networking Tea

Winning in China

16:00
Tips and Best Practices for Student Recruitment

  • The changing needs of marketing strategies for recruitment as schools develop and grow
  • Identifying where your school falls in McKinsey’s Horizons model, and respective advice for each horizon
  • Best practices gathered by experts in the Enrolment Management field

Evelyn Chaveriat, Director of Admissions, Concordia International School Shanghai

16:30
Talent Retention Roundtable: Challenges in Recruitment and Retention of Quality Teachers

  • Key considerations to hiring local/foreign teachers – Teaching Quality, Chinese Culture and Values, Changes in Regulations for foreign workers in China
  • Strategies and best practices to recruit and retain teachers – Motivation, professional development, Impact of recent market and geopolitical developments
  • How do you access talent pools? – Talent Hiring, Talent Management and Talent Planning

Moderator:
Francesco Masetti-Placci, Principal, Xi’an Hanova International School

Panelists:
Natasha Naderi, Human Resources Director, Beijing International Bilingual Academy
Helene Reiter, Human Resources Director, Shanghai American School
Cherry Cao, Human Resources Manager, Harrow International School Shanghai

17:10
End of Day One

 

Day 2

Thursday, 23 November 2017

08:50
Chairman’s Opening Remarks

David Swanson, Head of School, International School of Nanshan Shenzhen

New Trends in Classrooms and Campus Facilities

09:00
Building 21st Century Schools that Model Responsible Construction and Equipment towards Global Environmental Stewardship

  • Importance of School Design
  • Impact of 21st Century Learning Models on School Design Principles
  • Design that Fosters Global Environmental Stewardship
  • Green School Design for Community Stewardship

Douglas K. Prescott, Head of School, Canadian International Schools of Beijing

09:25
Case Study: Planning and Designing a 21st Century Learning Space – One Size Does Not Fit All

  • Research and design behind furniture built for comfort and concentration
  • How does gender behavioral differences contribute to designing a learning space
  • Importance of accommodating individual learner’s needs and how to achieve it

Barry Wellard, Account Manager Asia, Furnware

09:50
Case Study: New Age Learning Facilities at SAS’s Puxi campus Center for Inquiry and Design

  • Establishing a vision for the optimal 21st century learning space.
  • Transforming pedagogy through transforming space
  • Building an inclusive, user-centric approach to space design
  • Mitigating risks in innovative design

Marcel Gauthier, Head of School, Shanghai American School

10:20
Morning Networking Tea

10:50
Case Study: Creating Virtual Facilities using Virtual Reality to Expand a School’s Boundaries

  • Designing and setting up a Virtual Reality lab
  • Innovative use of virtual reality to expand the boundaries of a school’s actual facilities

David Swanson, Head of School, International School of Nanshan Shenzhen

11:15
A Place to Learn – Challenges in Managing Campus Space in China

  • Availability of qualified resources
  • Operating cost uncertainty
  • Influence of outside environment quality
  • Culture influence to the learning environment

Robert Hutton, Managing Director, Integrated Facilities Management, North Asia, Jones Lang Laselle

Succeeding with Bilingual Schools

11:40
Case Study: Wellington College’s Experience of Developing Both International and Bilingual Schools in Shanghai

  • Developing a vision of international curriculum that works best in China
  • Bilingual and dual curriculum – how do we develop exceptionally well syllabus 
  • Considerations on local laws and requirements 
  • Success factors that allow East to meet West

Gerard MacMahon, Executive Master, Wellington College International Shanghai

12:05
Why Real Boarding Allows the Best Opportunity to Deliver a Blended Curriculum

  • The benefits of a blended curriculum
  • Boarding, sport, music and holistic education – why it is attractive to local students
  • Equipping children to be successful in China and the global market

David Griffiths, Second Master, Wycombe Abbey International School

12:30
Networking Lunch

13:30
Panel Discussion:
Integrating the Chinese National Curriculum (CNC)

  • New regulation with the CNC and Bilingual Schools
  • Understanding nation’s requirement on system design, instruction and assessment 
  • Challenges and Opportunities
  • How can we achieve a balance between Western and Chinese cultures?
  • Case studies of schools that have adopted the CNC

Moderator:
Gerard MacMahon, Executive Master, Wellington College International Shanghai

Panelists:
David Mansfield, Executive Director, YK Pao School
Dr. Nicholas Dwyer, Principal & CEO, Haileybury International School Tianjin
Iain Riley, Western Principal, Shanghai Liaoyuan Bilingual School

Digital Innovation

14:10
Panel Discussion: Incentivizing Digital Learning for Schools and Teachers, Parents and Students

  • Digitalization is transforming the way we educate our students and the way they learn
  • Students rejoice; Parents are hesitant; Teachers need time to adapt – How do we level the playing field and make sure all are on the same page?
  • Identifying the issues and concerns surrounding technology-integrated learning and a breakaway from more traditional teaching/learning methods
  • How we measure the efficacy and effectiveness of digital learning?

Moderator:
Seb Francis, Co-Founder and Director, Titus Learning Ltd.

Panelists:
Minjuan Wang, Professor, Learning Design and Technology, San Diego State University, USA, Shanghai International Studies University
Eric Tsui, Professor, Chair of E-Learning Advisory Committee and MOOC Steering Group, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Brian Cooklin, Principal, Nord Anglia International School, Hong Kong

14:40
Learning in the Digital Age

  • Knowledge extends to residing in the network(s)
  • Importance of information awareness
  • Personal Learning Environment & Networks (PLE&N)
  • Peer-based social life-long learning
  • Benefits of a cloud based environment

Eric Tsui, Professor, Chair of E-Learning Advisory Committee and MOOC Steering Group, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

15:00
Afternoon Networking Tea

15:30
Is That Pie Actually Floating in the Sky? Augmented Reality and Education

  • The engaging nature of Augmented Reality (AR), with the ability to sync in real-time and in context with the learner’s environment, make it an especially attractive tool for education
  • Lines between online & mobile learning are gradually blurring, with learners tapping into the convenience, flexibility, and mobility associated with AR-infused activities
  • Introducing augmented reality as an emerging trend in education, providing an overview of its current development
  • Showcasing AR-related projects implemented at the Learning Design and Technology program of San Diego State University

Minjuan Wang, Professor, Learning Design and Technology, San Diego State University, USA, Shanghai International Studies University

International Expansion

16:00
Case Study: Setting Up a Chinese International School in Dubai

  • Unique curriculum for Chinese International School in Dubai
  • Marketing strategy
  • Pros and cons of setting up a Chinese International School in Dubai

Lucy Chuang, General Manager and Founder, Chinese Language Institute

16:30
The Future of International Schools in China and Southeast Asia

  • How do we define “International School?”
  • Why are proprietary schools so much more prevalent these days?
  • How does the changing geopolitical tension and nationalism threaten the future of international schools?

Tarek Razik, Head of School, Jakarta Intercultural School

17:00
End of Conference

 

*Session outline may change to accommodate market-specific or company development.