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2017 Tech Conference Highlights

Highlights from 2017 Technology Conference

ACAMIS expresses sincere thanks to The International School of Macao for hosting the conference, as well as Damien Hehir from YCIS Shanghai and Frances Lond-Caulk from ISB for their contributions as the Chair and Member of the Tech Conference Planning Committee.

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Highlights of the conference throughout the two days:

Sincere thank you to the support of our Sponsors:

Planning Committee

Mel Varga

Mel Varga, Committee Chair
The International School of Macao

Mel Varga is the Technology Integration Coordinator at the International School of Macao (TIS). This role has him working directly with teachers to find ways to incorporate technology with their pedagogy. Specific areas of interest include Learning Spaces, G Suite, Google Expeditions, STEM & Gibbon EDU. He is also the Chair of the ACAMIS Technology Planning Committee.

He regularly performs in-house PD sessions at TIS and has also presented at the following events:
  • EdTech Team Google Summit, Hong Kong (2013 & 2015)
  • ACAMIS Conference (Feb. 2015, March 2018)
  • Apps Events Summit, Korea (2015) and Hong Kong (2016)
  • 21CLHK 2016 (Smartphones), (Adventures in LMS) 2017, (Learning Spaces) 2018
  • 21CL GELS (April 2017)

You can follow him on Twitter: @varga_mel

Alex Ching

Alex Ching, Victoria Shanghai Academy

Alex Ching is Head of Technology in Victoria Shanghai Academy in Hong Kong. He guides teachers in DP, MYP and other aspects from the technology department, different technology projects and activities in school. He is the coordinator of STEM development in school; he develops co-curricular activities relating to Design Thinking, Design Technology and STEAM. He is also the member of the ACAMIS Technology Planning Committee.

Other professional qualification:
  • IBO DP External Curriculum Review Committee of Design Technology (2017-present)
  • IBO MYP Workshop Leader (2016-present)
  • IBO DP examiner (2012-present)

Matt Kelsey

Matt Kelsey, Nansha College Preparatory Academy

Matt Kelsey is the Director of Educational Technology at Nansha College Preparatory Academy in Guangzhou. A third culture kid from a family of International School teachers, he has worked at international schools in Kuwait, Mali and China since 2010.

Amita Patel

Amita Patel, Yew Chung International School of Shanghai

Amita Patel is the technology coordinator for Early Childhood and Primary at YCIS Shanghai and is a member of the ACAMIS Technology Conference Planning Committee. Being a technology teacher since the late 90s, she has a passion to engage educators to creatively integrate technology in education. Combining tactile, hands on, and collaborative mediums she strives to give students the opportunity to use technology to enhance learning and to share these ideas with colleagues.

Jennifer Simon

Jennifer Simon, Western Academy of Beijing

Jennifer is an educator that champions the use of traditional hands-on skills as well as educational technology and social media tools to share ideas and to take learning further. Experienced in creating and implementing successful technology programs and workshops, she continuously seeks new knowledge by keeping up-to-date with constantly evolving technologies and frameworks. Encouraging and sharing a mutual learning journey with students and staff is her superpower as she explore new modes of learning and assessment to build real-world experiences.

Karl Suits

Karl Suits, Hangzhou International School

Karl Suits is the Technology Coordinator at Hangzhou International School and a member of the planning committee for ACAMIS Technology conferences. He enjoys working with databases, sound design, video art, and programming. Prior to his over a decade of teaching across 4 continents, Karl worked in IT as a CISCO engineer at the NOC in Washington D.C. where all of the internet in the world was housed. He has a background in curriculum design including Project Based Learning and PYP. Currently he is a systems designer and IT manager.

Hosting School

Western Academy of Beijing is a leading, non-profit, independent IB World School located in the Chinese capital. Founded in 1994, WAB prides itself on innovative and highly qualified teachers, world-class facilities, diverse community, and service-oriented culture. Students are the focus of WAB's learner-centered atmosphere and are encouraged to take their place as responsible citizens of the world.

Western Academy of Beijing
10 Lai Guang Ying Dong Lu,
Chao Yang District, Beijing 100102

+86 10 5986 5588