- High School
- Middle School
- Pre-Recorded Presentation
- School Leader/Curriculum Coordinator
- Technology Coordinator/Director
- Technology Integrator
- Tech Wellness
- Whole School
Shenzhen American International School
Melinda Alford is a whole school curriculum and educational technology fanatic with sixteen years experience serving international schools. The majority of that experience has been in China . She is a Harvard certified educational leader and is ISTE, WIDA, Google, and Apple certified as an Apple Distinguished Educator. Melinda is known across Asia as a frequent speaker at conferences such as EARCOS, ACAMIS and Learning 2.0. Melinda’s experience includes literacy coaching, leading a full library redesign, leading mission/vision teams, technology directorships and much more. She is a recognized expert in accreditation within the China context and also serves as a CIS/WASC accreditation team member. She serves as a charity advisor and consultant to many schools in China. She lives in Shenzhen with her husband Tim who is also an educator and their daughter Audrey.
Fake News and the New Reality
In this session we will Define the problem of "Fake News" and look at how misinformation spreads. We will then look deeply at the players and those at risk. Lastly we will create ways we can help our kids find their way in the real world of fake news.