Conference Structure

A Conference is only as good as its participants
PreConference

PreConference sessions at Learning2 offer participants a chance to take an in-depth look at various topics, with a focus on hands-on and active learning that is difficult to do in shorter sessions.

These sessions are designed to be facilitated in active groups. The minimum number of participants required is approximately 8 and the maximum number will vary based on the precon presenter. If your selected preconference does not have the minimum number of participants then it will be cancelled and you will have the option of selecting another session or receiving a full refund.

Find out more on the Learning2 Asia 2018 Sessions

Extended Sessions

Extend your learning in two extended sessions.  We go above and beyond to seek out cutting edge practitioners who are skillful presenters.  Our extended sessions aim to foster creativity whilst focusing on the practical guidance you can apply on your first day back from the conference.  Our extended sessions empower the collective wisdom of your colleagues. Come ready to collaborate and innovate with an inspired cohort of learning engineers.

The extended sessions will be held on Friday and on Saturday and each participant will choose two options upon registration.

Find out more on the Learning2 Asia 2018 sessions.

Student Workshops

Learning2 has made a commitment to transform your entire community.  This means, we believe in putting students at center stage…literally.  You will have a phenomenal menu of student workshops to choose from.  Find out what students feel is relevant to their experience and learn from them directly.
 
 
 
 
 
Cohorts

THANK YOU TO THIS YEARS COHORT FACILITATORS :

Evan Guyer
Serge Labrecque
Lo Wood
Amy Denver
Bryan Wilkinson
Jennifer Gilbert
Courtney Carreon
Jason Cancella
Gregory Stephen McCallum
Robb Hoiseth
Linda Hoiseth
David Max Hopwood
Diana Beabout
Martin Mathieson
Rebekah Madrid
Katy Jean Vance
Ed Hagen
Jillian Zappia
Daniel Merker
Stan Richards

We recognise that participants need common spaces to share their experiences & extend their learning. This year at Learning2, we will form cohorts of participants organised by curriculum/common interest groupings. On sign-up, we will ask participants to nominate a cohort they want to ‘hang out with’ at the conference.

The cohort concept will be facilitated by a cohort facilitator and supported by two face-to-face (f2f) opportunities at the conference to establish those vital personal connections. The cohort facilitator will promote sharing and collaboration in the cohort so that cohort members can place what they have learned within the context of their positions as well as to strengthen their connections across the region. If you are interested in getting involved and facilitating a cohort, please be sure to indicate this on your registration form.

HOW TO SELECT YOUR COHORT UPON REGISTRATION :

Choose the cohort which most closely matches your current role.  There may be more than one match, in which case the decision may be difficult.  (For example, you may teach both Language Arts and Humanities, or you may be a STEM Coordinator, Technology Facilitator and teacher of robotics.)  A math coach may want to join a cohort of math teachers or a cohort of learning coaches. We may need to adjust the cohort you are assigned to based on the number of attendees. 

Administrators / School Leaders
Principal, Associate Principal, Head of School, Director, Assistant Director, Business Manager, Director of Admissions, Assistant Head, Vice Principal, Dean of Upper School

Curriculum Leaders
Director of Teaching and Learning, Curriculum Director, Dean of Academics, Academic Head of School, DP Coordinator, Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal for Curriculum, Director of Learning

Design Technology
Design Teacher, Design Facilitator, MYP Design, Head of Design Department, Digital Design, Design Project Coordinator, MakerSpace Coordinator

EAL/ESL
English as a Second Language Coordinator, English as an Additional Language Teacher, English Language Development Specialist, EAL Coordinator, ESL Specialist

Early Childhood
Pre-School Teacher, Nursery, Toddler, Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten, Early Childhood Coordinator, Teacher of students in ages 3-6, PYP Year 1

English/Language Arts
English Teacher, Literacy Coach, Head of English Department, Language Arts teacher, ELA Educator

Humanities
Social Studies Teacher, Head of History Department, Individuals and Societies, Geography

Information Literacy/Library
Librarian, Cybrarian, Media Specialist, Library Coordinator, Media Coordinator, Library Assistant

Learning or Curriculum Coach
Innovation Coach, Instructional Coach, Teaching and Learning Facilitator

Lower ES
Teacher or grade level coordinator for students in grades 2 to 3, or ages 6-8, PYP years 1 to 3

Mathematics
Math teacher, Math coach, Head of Mathematics Department

PSE – Counselors
Learning Support, Student Support Services Coordinator, School Psychologist, Counselor, Head of Personal-Social-Emotional Learning, Dean of Students, Head of Advisory Program

Science
Science Teacher, Head of Science Department, Science Coordinator, Science Assistant

Technology Coordination and Management
Network Manager, Technology Assistant, Technology Coordinator, IT Coordinator, ICT Manager, Computer Lab Supervisor

Tech Integration / Coach
Digital Literacy Coach, ICT Integrator, IT Facilitator, Instructional Technology Coach, Ed Tech Facilitator, Tech Integration Specialist

Technology Strategic Leader
Director of Innovation and Technology, Director of Information Technology, Learning Technologies Leader, Deputy Head of School for ICT and Operations

Tech Teacher – Coding – Robotics – STEM
STEM Coach, ICT Teacher, Teacher of Technology and Innovation, VEX Robotics Coach, Computer Science Teacher, Computational Science Teacher, AP Programming, DP Computer Science

Upper ES
Teacher or grade level coordinator for students in grades 3 to 5, or ages 8-12, PYP years 3-6

Visual & Performing Arts & PE
Teacher of Music, Art, Physical Education, PHE,

World Languages
Global Languages, World Languages, Head of Language Acquisition, Teacher or Assistant Instructor of Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, French, etc.

PASSION GROUPINGS :

Depending on the size of the cohorts, we may need to combine or split some of them. To help us with another way of adjusting cohort groups, please choose two of the following topics that you are passionate about.  

Social justice
Social-emotional learning
Advisory Program
Interdisciplinary Projects
Digital literacy curriculum
Social media with students
Game-based learning and badges
Empowering students – student agency
Standards-based grading, learning and reporting
Genius Hour / Choice Time / Passion projects
Seesaw and the future of blogging
Digital Citizenship
Media Literacy
Outdoor learning (adventure, survival skills, gardening and experiential)

L2 Talks

This is not a conference where you will sit and be lectured at by one person for an hour.  Rather, we know that educators can do much with a little inspiration.  The L2 Talks is our way of igniting that flame so that the sessions and workshops you attend can fuel them further.  Each L2 talk is short, passionate, and relevant. Check out what Learning2 Leaders have shared in years past by touring our playlist on Youtube available here.

Workshops

Participant-led workshops are an integral part of any Learning2 conference. These hour-long workshops are submitted and approved in advance and special consideration is given to those that support the conference theme.

Details on how to apply will be sent to you with your registration confirmation.

Unconference

An unconference is an opportunity for you to take charge of the learning. In a traditional conference setting, the session topics are decided in advance by the conference committee and you, the participant, need to choose the workshop that is the best fit.

In an unconference, all of the sessions are proposed while the conference is happening! If you’ve just been introduced to a topic or tool and want to explore it further, propose it as an unconference session. If there is an idea that you have that you’d like to bounce off of other people, propose it as an unconference session. If you’d like to get some classroom partners at other schools to work with you on an upcoming unit, propose it as an unconference session. These are just some ideas. Anything can be proposed as an unconference session. You, the participants, are in total control of your learning.

As unconference sessions are being proposed, other participants will vote on the ones that sound interesting to them. You can vote for as many sessions as you like. If it is something that you would like to attend, walk by and put a tick on the proposal sheet. The proposals that receive the most votes will be given a time and place, and anybody who is interested in discussing that topic can attend. If the unconference workshop that you were hoping to go to doesn’t get enough interest, maybe you can find at least one other person to chat with about it and you can make your own unconference session!

Once the session gets going, it is up to the participants to drive the conversation and learning forward. There may or may not be an ‘expert’ in the room. Unconferencing is about exploring and being an active learner and about everybody helping the other participants in their session.

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at Learning 2.0 are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. Learning2 expects cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody in all settings.

Learning 2.0 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of members of our community in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

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