29 March 2016 | 1pm to 5pm | Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

Gain greater inspiration by connecting with these renowned masterclass speakers in a half day masterclass session. The masterclass is an opportunity to gain insights into prevalent topics of technological impact in education through dialogues, conversations and experiencing strategies.

Mizuko Ito


Proposed Keynote Topic

Imagining learning in the networked world from the students’' perspective as a cultural anthropologist of technology use, focusing on children and youth's changing relationships to media and communications.

About the Speaker

iCTLT Strand 3: Transforming Culture of Learning in the Digital Age

Proposed Masterclass: Leaders in Connected Learning Communities

With the backdrop of globalisation, changing demographics and technological advancements, learning does not only take place in the classroom. In fact, digital learners, like our students, are learning all the time in a connected environment. What is the kind of of school learning culture that will engender the development of these competencies? How can this culture be developed?

In this Masterclass, participants will:

  • Appreciate the specific design elements involved in designing connected learning communities.
  • Understand the school structures that can invite participation at individual and collective levels.
  • Identify the competencies that School Leaders/ Middle Managers/ teachers need.

Diana Laurillard


Keynote Topic

Rethinking the profession of teaching as a design science

About the Speaker

iCTLT Strand 2: Connecting Educators as Learning Designers

Proposed Masterclass: Design Processes for the 21st Century Classroom

Participants will engage in a pedagogically-driven approach to designing blended learning activities – mixing conventional and digital pedagogies for effective learning.

The masterclass will run as an active workshop. It will demonstrate the Learning Designer, a web-based tool to support teachers in the development and representation of new pedagogies that are appropriate for the use of learning technology. Participant will then work individually and in pairs or small groups.

Participants will have online access to videos and documentation to guide their use of the tool to:

  • Browse, select and adapt an existing design
  • Develop their own design that makes good use of a learning technology, to achieve a defined learning outcome for their students
  • Exchange and review designs with other participants
  • Improve their design in the light of the review

Devorah Heitner


Proposed Topic

Engaging and Raising Digital Natives, from both a school and parental perspective.

About the Speaker

iCTLT Strand 1: Inspiring Deep Learning with ICT in Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy

Proposed Masterclass: Digital Citizens in our Classrooms

Educators are concerned about how students are interacting within a digital environment and how these interactions could negatively impact them. These concerns are part of the cycle of anxiety about technology. However, the key concern which educators need to consider would be how these interactions shape the lives of our students. How would these students be thoughtful in their communication and be able to take advantage of the possibilities of digital sharing for positive outcomes? What would be some strategies to help our students to do so?

In this Masterclass, participants will:

  • Gain insights into students’ lives as digital citizens
  • Experience using classroom strategies that support digital citizenship
  • Appreciate how to facilitate a positive digital culture schoolwide

Gregory Byrne Whitby


Proposed Topic 

Enculturation and leadership in school innovation.

About the Speaker

iCTLT Strand 3: Transforming Culture of Learning in the Digital Age

Proposed Masterclass: Professional Development for the 21st Century

With the pervasiveness of digital technology, there needs to be a rethink in the way learning and teaching takes place in this connected world. A twenty-first century education system needs leaders to transform the way professional development takes place so that teachers can collaborate and do teaching innovation to develop students’ 21st Century competencies.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain insights in the shifts in the role of school leaders in the technological age.
  • Deepen understanding of the enabling strategies to build capacity of staff in teaching innovation in the 21st Century.