As teachers in China, we’re lucky to be working in a region with amazing professional development opportunities, particularly related to educational technology. Here is a (probably incomplete) list of ed tech-related PD opportunities for the rest of the school year:
Office 365 Summit | January 14 – 15 | Guangzhou
This is the first ever Office 365 Summit and is a direct response to the needs of international schools in China. It’s also a chance for you to present some of the awesome things that you are doing with Office 365 in your classrooms. It would be great to have a strong ISB presence at this conference and there may be opportunities to support teachers who are interested in presenting or attending!
EARCOS Teachers Conference | March 30 – April 1 | Kota Kinabalu
This year’s ETC features an educational technology strand with special presentations and preconference offerings focused on transforming your classroom through educational technology.
EARCOS Weekend Workshops | Ongoing | Various
In addition to the Teachers Conference, EARCOS supports a number of smaller weekend workshops around the region and some of them have a specific ed tech focus. For example, Go Deeper with Social Media in Teaching and Learning with Dr Alec Couros in November, or Integrating Media and Technology in the Chinese Classroom in February.
21C Learning Hong Kong | March 10 – 11 | Hong Kong
The 9th iteration of the popular Hong Kong based conference. Lots of interesting workshops on offer, and another great chance to hone your presenting skills!
The Level 5 | throughout the year | Shekou International School
Some great offerings, from Arduino robots to Graffiti Art, by teachers throughout the Asia region. It’s close by at SIS so you can get a great professional learning experience with no time out of the classroom!
If you’d like to chat about any of these, stop on by the Ed Tech Office!