Nord Anglia International School is a through-school that operates in 3 campuses across Hong Kong and is part of the Nord Anglia Education group of 68 schools across the world. Nord Anglia believes in the value of free high-quality professional development for teachers. To achieve this, their professional development platform, Nord Anglia University (Asia), creates learning events and opportunities for educators from all sectors to share ideas, research, practice and resources together.
Speakers: Dr Kate Erricker, Assistant Director of Nord Anglia University (Asia) and Ms Sylvia Lee, Education Advisor of Chatteris
About the speakers: Dr Kate Erricker is Assistant Director of Nord Anglia University. Previously an English Teacher, Secondary Head of Department and County Advisor, she has 18 years experience in education. Sylvia is the Education Advisor of Chatteris Educational Foundation. She has been working in the educational field for 20 years. She implemented a reading programme called Integrated English Language Programme (IELP) and “ ‘Learning to Learn’ English Language Programme”(LLELP) in many local primary schools. She was the teacher educator in both local and international schools in HK and mainland China.
About this webinar: Introducing a range of strategies for struggling readers that can be applied immediately in the classroom.
Speaker: Ms Laura Ho, Research Associate of Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
About the speaker: Ms Laura Ho is a long-time educator and an experienced teacher who has taught in special schools for 20 years. She is specialized in Adapted Physical Activities (APA).
About this webinar: We all think and act in different ways. Do you believe that all students are capable of learning and can make progress in their learning although they may differ in various ways, including their prior learning experiences, abilities and disabilities, cultural backgrounds, learning interest and preferences? Understanding learner diversity is essential to all of us. It is our role as teachers to embrace learner diversity and learn strategies to support diverse needs but also build on strengths. Let’s explore the strategies on supporting SEN, gifted, non-Chinese speaking students and newly-arrived children in HK schools.
Speakers: Dr Kate Erricker, Assistant Director of Nord Anglia University (Asia) and Ms Charlotte Lane, Class Teacher, Nord Anglia International School
About the speakers: Dr Kate Erricker is Assistant Director of Nord Anglia University. Previously an English Teacher, Secondary Head of Department and County Advisor, she has 18 years experience in education. Ms Charlotte Lane is a Year 2 Teacher at Nord Anglia International School. She has taught for 9 years across a range of primary age groups ranging from Reception at a bilingual kindergarten through to Year 4. Charlotte holds a BA in Business Management from Birmingham University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Education (PGCE) with Modern Foreign Languages specialism from Manchester Metropolitan University.
About this webinar: Do you read children and young adult literature? Do you know which books to recommend to your young readers? A strong reading culture is vital to support growing reading habits and reading enthusiasm in children, This webinar will provide practical strategies on how to set up and nurture a reading culture in school.
Speaker: Mrs Simone Reid (Nais HK) Mathematics Teacher, Transition Co-ordinator, Nord Anglia International School
About the speaker: Mrs Reid began her teaching career in 2005 and she was teaching secondary mathematics at an academy in South-east England. She currently teaches Secondary Maths at NAIS HK and has been a GCSE Mathematics examiner for the Edexcel examination board since 2007.
About this webinar: Exploring how silent working in the classroom can support students access deeper thinking and focus.
Speaker: Dr Kate Erricker, Assistant Director of Nord Anglia University (Asia)
About the speaker: Dr Kate Erricker is Assistant Director of Nord Anglia University. Previously an English Teacher, Secondary Head of Department and County Advisor, she has 18 years experience in education.
About this webinar: Reading is a complex and often invisible process. This session will focus on enjoyable and interactive strategies for the teaching and assessing reading that bring the thinking processes involved in reading to life.
Speaker: Ms Lisa Low, Education Consultant of ChiLD
About the speaker: Ms Lisa Low is a long-time educator and educational assessor who has held positions as Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Director of Teaching and Learning and School Principal in the UK and Asia. She engages in research in her role as a research assistant at HKU and has spoken at academic conferences highlighting the role of talk in dual language education.
About this webinar: How you can transform your teaching and learning through talk in the classroom.
Speakers: Mr M. Trethewey and Mr S. Challenor
About the speakers: Mr M. Trethewey: Business Studies and Economics Teacher, Mr Trethewey holds a business degree from the University of Plymouth and a PGCE from Nottingham Trent University. He has ten years of teaching experience – three years in the UK and seven years in Hong Kong. He is a qualified and experienced middle leader. Mr S. Challenor: Head of Year 4 & 4C Class Teacher, He is the Head of Year 4 and has recently completed a Masters in Leadership from University College London. Mr Challenor promotes a values based classroom where character development is an integral part of a child’s learning.
About this webinar: This webinar explores how the latest research in neuroscience can help students to learn better, helping them to foster a limitless learning to their own achievement and create a resilient mindset that enables them to learn from their mistakes.
Speaker: Ms Laura Johnson (Former English teacher of AISHK)
About the speaker: Miss Laura Johnson was formerly working in the Early Childhood Section of Australian International School HK. She used to be an assistant leader for the youth theatre called Faust International and she worked as a floor manager for their annual Faust Festival in 2018 and 2019. Laura is currently a teacher for theatre and English education in Dramatic English and is studying Fine Arts in Acting for Global Screen at HK Baptist University.
About this webinar: Sharing experiences about teaching drama to young children and how to work with them.
Speaker: Ms Sylvia Lee, Education Advisor of Chatteris
About the speaker: Ms Sylvia Lee is the Education Advisor of Chatteris Educational Foundation. She has been working in the educational field for 20 years. She has work experiences in both local and international schools regarding teacher training, educational pedagogies and curriculum.
About this webinar: Introducing various practices on how to assess students’ work effectively—from formative to summative and guides to virtual assessment.
Speaker: Mr Baseer Naveed (Executive Director of International Human Rights Council Hong Kong)
About the speaker: A front line defender for the rights of women, minorities, the disabled, and children. Attending various international conferences such as International Kashmir Conference in 2019, World Sindhi Congress in 2020 and UN Conferences in Geneva in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
About this webinar: Discussing what ethnic minorities in HK are struggling with and suggesting various ways to promote equal opportunities for ethnic minorities in HK schools.
Speakers: Dr Lexie Sanderson, Clinical Psychologist and Ms Lisa Low, Education Consultant of ChiLD-HK
About this webinar: Sharing our research on working memory and the impact it can have on your students’ life. We hope to shed light on the cognitive overload and its link to emotions and why our students who struggle with working memory and cognitive overload have a hard time at school and they have special educational needs.
Speaker: Ms Margaret Kwan, Programme Director of Chatteris
About this webinar: Sharing a school case study to explore how the school and the teachers have adapted to online teaching and supported students to learn effectively in a fun, engaging way through the use of various strategies and technological tools.