27 - 28 August, 2019


8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration & Coffee & Tea

8:30 am - 10:30 am Workshop A: Reimagining Learning Spaces Using Design Thinking

John Stewart - Creator, Living School
This workshop will be a practical focus on understanding the five-stage model proposed by the Hasso-Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.school): empathise, define, ideate, prototype and test, to promote a more inclusive, natural and personalised learning environment.  This design thinking will integrate with McTighe and Wiggins' Backward Design to focus curriculum on purposeful planning of STEAM dreams to realise authentic learning outcomes.
Key learning outcomes:
·         Developing your own augmented learning pathways using QR codes and HP Reveal
·         Increasing your awareness to utilise the environment more to bring learning to life

John Stewart

Living School

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Refreshment Break

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Workshop B: Redesigning Robust Learning Spaces to Meet Modern Students Learning Outcomes

Allan Kjær Andersen - Director of School Development, Bhartiya City Developer
·         Redesigning the learning spaces and aligning with modern’s teaching strategies
·         Reviewing exiting processes and space design
·         Communicating and engaging with students with online curriculum to accelerate learning 
·         Securing buy-in from stakeholders on executing change

Allan Kjær Andersen

Director of School Development
Bhartiya City Developer

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Workshop C: Developing Spaces for Learning based on Learning Conversations

Clare Newton - Associate Professor in Learning Environments, The University of Melbourne
This workshop emphasises how educators and designers can productively contribute to conceptualizing future learning spaces. Rather than starting from the classroom, the workshop shifts back to first principles acknowledging the expertise of educators. During this workshop the concept of the classroom will be challenged.
Key Learning outcomes:
•           Co-design strategies involving education and design expertise
•           Getting buy in from staff
•           Better appreciation of the role of furniture
•           The importance of education leadership in driving change

Clare Newton

Associate Professor in Learning Environments
The University of Melbourne

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop D: Transforming Learning Spaces to Embrace STEAM

Glen Radojkovich - Head of School/CEO, GEMS International School Al Khail
·         Formulating the ideas of STEAM and Making into your school’s learning goal
·         Designing new collaborative areas to reflect learning target based on form and functions
·         Getting the buy in from staff, professional development, material resources, and funding 
·         Driving change effectively with right leadership and influencing skills

Glen Radojkovich

Head of School/CEO
GEMS International School Al Khail

6:30 pm - 6:40 pm End of Workshops