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- School Leader/Curriculum Coordinator
- Technology Coordinator/Director
American International School of Guangzhou
I support teaching and learning as part of the leadership team at the American International School of Guangzhou, China. Currently my focus is around technology, ISTE standards, and spatial pedagogy as we develop innovative learning environments at AISG.
A former classroom teacher of over 30 years, I relish opportunities to work with teachers to develop engaging learning that prepares our students for what's next. I am fortunate to work with dedicated professionals in a highly collaborative environment. None of our successes would be possible without this team effort.
Currently, my work is focusing on our master planning project which is rebuilding some structures, as well as opening new buildings. My role has been in sharing research and providing PD opportunities around spatial pedagogy. Previous initiatives include implementing our cloud computing initiative to leverage Microsoft 365 and Teams to enhance collaboration and communication school-wide; and 1:1 computing.
Afraid your faculty can't adapt to innovative learning environments? Don't sell your faculty short!
The American International School is finishing up the second of two new buildings based on research out of the University of Melbourne's ILETC project. In this interactive session, we will look at how faculty at AISG adapted and thrived, moving into new Type D learning spaces which took most faculty far from their comfort zone. And all during the pandemic! While some said our teachers would just leave over innovative spaces, we found the opposite. We are witnessing deeper collaboration than even before and now are studying the effect these spaces are having on our students. During this session we'll share all that we have learned; what has worked well, and what didn't. And we'll share each others stories among participants, current research, and the PD we developed with our faculty.
AISG has partnered with the University of Melbourne and LEARN (Learning Environments Research Network) to study the effect on the learning and well-being of our students.