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Asian Leadership Summit – 13th-14th November 2015, Hong Kong

Asian Leadership Summit
13th-14th November 2015
Hong Kong

This November (13/14) we will be hosting the 4th Asian Leadership Summit at the Gold Coast Hotel, Hong Kong. The Summit aims to bring some of the regions most innovative educational thought leaders and practitioners together for two days of provocation, inspiration and exploration.

The Summit will once again be facilitated by David Fitzgerald and Simon Breakspear with international educational leaders Alma Harris and Michelle Jones combining with innovative school case studies from Chinese International School, Hong Kong and New International School of Thailand.

Please check below the full program for the Summit along with a flyer outlining registration details.

We hope you can join us in Hong Kong in November as we continue to grow the Asian Leadership Network.

Kind regards


David Fitzgerald
School Development Adviser
English Schools Foundation
Hong Kong

e: david.fitzgerald@esfcentre.edu.hk
t: 37622512

ESF AEL Summit 2015 e-flyer v1A

ESF AEL Summit 2015 e-flyer v1A

Asian Leadership Summit draft program

Primary Maths Curriculum Training Day: 16th January 2015, Hong Kong


British School of Beijing
12th January 2015

Kellett School, Hong Kong
16th January 2015

Following feedback from last year’s conference, we have decided to focus on the things that teachers report the hardest to teach. These include proven ideas for tackling Place Value, Algebraic Reasoning, Geometry and Calculations and more.
Who Should Attend: Teachers and Subject Leaders from KS1 and KS2
At just £125 per person including lunch.

To book, please email primarymaths@aol.com
Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.



Learning and Teaching Expo, 13th-15th December, Hong Kong

Learning and Teaching Expo


We would like to introduce you to Learning & Teaching Expo.

We have been provided your contact information by The International School Consultancy Group. We would like to introduce the Expo to you and invite you and your colleagues to come to Hong Kong and visit the Expo. The event takes place from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 December 2014, at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

If you are interested in sourcing the latest technology and resources for schools then Learning & Teaching Expo is the event to attend. As the leading annual education expo in Asia, Learning & Teaching Expo features 200+ exhibitors plus a programme of free educational seminars and presentations for school leaders and teachers.

In addition the 7th annual 21st Century Learning Conference (staged alongside Learning & Teaching Expo) provides a world class line up of presenters debating how to most effectively use technology in education.

Please kindly note that we are going to send you some expo information from time to time, in order to inform you of the latest developments at the Expo. If you would like to register or know more about the Expo then please visit the website: http://www.ltexpo.com.hk or contact Mr. Roney Chan at roney@ltexpo.com.hk or on +852 3105 1675.

FOBISIA Gifted and Talented JAW, 23rd-24th January 2015, Hong Kong

FOBISIA Gifted and Talented JAW
23rd-24th January 2015,
Kellett School, Hong Kong

What : Gifted and Talented JAWs
When : 23rd – 24th January 2015
Where : Kellett School, Hong Kong
Time : Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Cost : $300 HKD for lunch, beverages and snacks on both days.
(This can be paid in cash on Friday 23rd January)
Suggested Hotel : L’hotel Causeway Bay, $935 HKD/night (tax included). Breakfast $120 HKD extra.
Contact : Jenny Shek
Deadline: Friday 28th November 2014

This JAWs is relevant to all colleagues who are currently leading the provision and development of G&T within their school.

This Job Alike Workshop is an opportunity for you to network with other FOBISIA members, to share good practice and co-construct new knowledge.
All participants will be actively involved in the planning of the agenda and will be provided with opportunities to contribute. All sessions will be led and facilitated by the participants.
We want to make the sessions as practical and as useful as possible, therefore, we have planned in a number of sessions where the sharing of ideas and resources can take place. Other sessions on the agenda will be completed following input from the registered participants.

Workshops are invited on the following topics:
• Standards and progress
• Effective provision in the mainstream classroom
• Identification
• Assessment
• Transfer and transition
• Curriculum differentiation
• Monitoring and evaluation
• Pastoral support
• Staff development
• G&T resources and impact on learning
• Parent and community partnerships
• Learning beyond the classroom
Additional topics can be added.

G&T JAWs flyer – Kellett School

Project Zero – At VSA: Conference on Visible Thinking and Global Competancies, Hong Kong, September 15th 2014

Project Zero – At VSA
Conference on Visible Thinking and Global Competancies
Hong Kong
15th September 2014

VSA has the honour of hosting a Conference on Visible Thinking and Global Competence, on 15 September 2014, with facilitators from Harvard University, Mr. Ron Ritchhart, the Project Zero’s Research Associate and Ms. Veronica Boix Mansilla, the Principal Investigator.

VSA would like to invite you and teachers of your school to share with us this opportunity of attending this conference in Hong Kong. check the link below for information on registration, course fee and location of VSA.

Project Zero at VSA

The Outstanding Sixth Form: FOBISIA JAWS, Kellett School, Hong Kong. 7th February 2014

The Outstanding Sixth Form: FOBISIA JAWS
Kellett School, Hong Kong

What: The Outstanding 6th Form JAWS
When: 7th February 2014
Where: Kellett School, Hong Kong
Time: 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: HKD 200
Contact: Mimi Li


Senior Leaders with responsibility for Sixth Form provision and aspiring Sixth Form leaders are invited to participate in an “Outstanding Sixth Form” JAWS. Colleagues are asked to share effective practice and explore some of the issues arising from our position in Asia.
The workshop will be hosted at the new Kellett School Kowloon Bay campus in Hong Kong. The campus is the purpose built home for the Kellett Senior School and is a ground breaking design for city campus schools.

NB Attendance at the two day workshop prior to this event is not required.

Outstanding 6th Form JAWS

The Outstanding Sixth Form: A two day workshop Kellett School, Hong Kong, 5-6 February 2014

The Outstanding Sixth Form
A two day workshop
Kellett School, Hong Kong

What: The Outstanding 6th Form Workshop
When: 5th & 6th February 2014
Where: Kellett School, Hong Kong
Time: 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: HKD 1,200 – 1,500 (dependent on
delegate numbers)
Contact: Mimi Li


Colleagues are invited to participate in a two day workshop exploring ‘The Outstanding Sixth Form’. The workshop would be of interest to Senior Leaders who currently have responsibility for Sixth Form provision and aspiring leaders in this area. The workshop will explore all aspects of outstanding Sixth Form education in International Schools and will use the standards stipulated by BSO, ISI and Ofsted as a steer.
The workshop will be hosted at the new Kellett School Kowloon Bay campus in Hong Kong. The campus is the purpose built home for the Kellett Senior School and is a ground breaking design for city campus schools.

Rosie Austin, the Vice Principal of a leading British Beacon VIth Form College will facilitate the workshop. See further information in the attachment.

Outstanding 6th Form

Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms, 19-23 February 2014 (Jakarta), 18-22 March (Hong Kong)

Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms

Date 19 to 23 February 2014
Fee (GST Excl) $4375.00 AUD
Venue British International School, Jakarta, Bintaro Jaya SektorIX, Jl. Raya Jombang Ciledug Pondok Aren, Tangerang 15227, Jakarta, Indonesia
Contact : Rachel Edwards
Email: rachel_edwards@bis.or.id; bdare@lexised.com
Phone: 62 21 7451670

Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms

Date 18 to 22 March 2014
Fee (GST Excl) $4375.00 AUD
Venue Leo Lee Arts Centre, CIS Hong Kong, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Contact:Tom Woods
Email: thomaswoods@cdnis.edu.hk; john@lexised.com
Phone: +852 2525 7088


FOBISIA JAWS Events – November 2013 – May 2014

Dear All,

Please check below for the schedule of FOBISIA JAWS, for the period – November 2013 – May 2014.
Additional information will be posted on this blog as it becomes available.

Region A (Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal)

March 7, 2014 Learning Support Whole School – St Andrews School Bangkok
March 14, 2014 EAL/ESL – British International School, Phuket
March 21, 2014 Early Years – Bangkok Patana School
May 9, 2014 Thinking Skills – Bangkok Patana School

Region B (Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia)

November 22, 2013 Secondary Mathematics – Jerudong International School, Brunei
February 7, 2014 Information Literacy -Tanglin Trust School, Singapore
February 14, 2014 Extended Essay IB – Jerudong International School, Brunei
February 21, 2014 Secondary Geography – Jerudong International School, Brunei
February 28, 2014 Subject Leaders Primary ICT Conference – Garden International School, KL
March 21, 2014 Primary MFL – Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur
May 24, 2014 Extended Project – Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur

Region C (China, Hong Kong, China)

January 18, 2014 Middle Leaders – British School Beijing
February 7, 2014 The Outstanding Sixth Form – Kellett School, Hong Kong
March 7, 2014 Writing – British School Beijing
March 14, 2014 Primary ICT for non specialists-Dulwich College, Suzhou
March 21, 2014 Art Teacher – British School, Guangzhou
March 28, 2014 Senior Leaders – Taipei European School

These JAWS bids have been advertised at www.fobissea.org under the CPD Calendar and Calendar pages.

Chapters International – CPD Opportunities

The following is some information about Chapters International – an organisation providing CPD in the region.
Please check at the bottom of the entry for weblinks.

Chapters International is a global provider of customized workshops, in-service training, educational conferences and other consulting services in the education sector, which support the professional development of educators. All our courses are certified and meticulously chosen to provide practical and complete solutions to educators to unleash the potential of children.

Chapters International organizes workshops for the educators at all levels round the year, in order to contribute towards their continual professional development, while focusing on their everyday needs and interests within a relevant setting. Our team works closely with all stakeholders, namely school leaders, administrators, teachers, and school counselors to understand their collective needs and required growth area, and accordingly design and recommend training programs.

Chapters International started operations in 2002 from India as consultants for the school libraries, to promote literacy skills among children. Realizing the urgent need of continual professional development in the education sector, we launched our training division that offers practical, hands-on and interactive workshops and trainings to educators globally. In order to reach out to educators world-wide Chapters International organizes workshops in many countries around the world reaching out to educators closer to their homeland.

Chapters International has a marked presence in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Our Presenters are eminent educators Dr. Lynn Erickson, Dr. Tom Guskey, Jay Mctighe, Ron Ritchhart, Georgia Heard, Stephanie Harvey, Kath Murdoch, Alan November, Dylan Williams, Carol Tomlinson, Ken O’Connor, Pete Bowers to mention a few.