ACAMIS Technology Conference
Saturday & Sunday, October 16-17, 2021

Shanghai Singapore International School, Shanghai

Theme:  Tech Well

  • High School
  • Mature Technologies
  • Presenting Virtually
  • Technology Coordinator/Director
  • Technology Integrator

Eric Johnston
Keystone Academy

Eric Johnston is an educator from the United States, starting his 8th year teaching and coaching in China. Eric currently serves as a Whole School Innovation Coach with a media focus, at Keystone Academy, Beijing. He earned his ISTE certification in 2021, MIEE in 2020, and ADE in 2017. In 2015, Eric founded Student Media Services (SMS), a student service organization dedicated to creating experiential learning opportunities for its members. Here students gain professional experience while providing media and technology services to the community. Eric has over forty years of experience in media: coaching; teaching advanced production and media literacy courses; as well as helping students, teachers, NGOs, and ivy-league universities and broadcasters to design, produce and deliver a wide range of educational programs. 


Teaching Student Leadership through Service-Learning: the nuts and bolts of an in-school media start-up
In this session we will share information about our vision, our successes and our struggles building a student-centered service organization which now has 150 members. Through this program we are helping to grow student leaders who are graduating with real work experience.  Students take on jobs for “clients” across the school where they then organize and produce media services.  Examples of projects have included a celebratory 2021 ACAMIS Leadership Conference video shown at the end of the conference produced for ACAMIS conference organizers; a series of television news broadcasts reporting on the UN Climate Change conference to support curricular work as well as the environmental mission of the school; and the broadcasting of high school graduation for the High School office and the parent community. Our discussion will include things to consider when creating similar opportunities at your school, as well as participant ideas for how media can be integrated into the life of the school and the benefits of experiential learning for students around technology.  




2021 Technology Conference was Generously Sponsored by: