WHAT IS IT?
An opportunity for school staff who are involved in technology to discuss issues of common concern, brainstorm solutions to common challenges, and to share success stories.
School technology staff including (but not necessarily limited to: Technology Directors, e-learning/technology coaches and facilitators, technical support staff and their managers)
• Opportunity to learn from over 100 colleagues from Hong Kong and beyond
• Build and extend personal networks for learning and collegial support
• A great chance to share your own expertise with others in your field
• An added bonus for overseas delegates who are already coming to HK to attend the 21C Conference and Pre-Conference
The EdTech Job-a-like began in 2012, with the technology directors of several schools in Hong Kong, Shenzhen & Guangzhou meeting twice a year. Sensing a greater need for all technology staff to engage in tech discourse, the April 2014 gathering was expanded to include both technology coaches and technical staff.
FEEDBACK FROM PAST JOB-A-LIKES
“This was the best PD I’ve had in ages, maybe ever. We need to do this more regularly.”
“It was great to meet and talk to colleagues in other schools – to develop our professional networks, share ideas, challenges and solutions.”
“We don’t get this opportunity very often.”
“The simple format was highly effective. Without a presenter, as PD is usually offered, it allowed us time to focus on the things we wanted & needed to, and to learn from each other. There are a lot of talented individuals in this community.”
“My learning was highly relevant to my situation. Loved it. Gotta do this again soon!”
An ICT Systems Manager at the Chinese International School since 2007, Marlon is involved in the design, implementation, maintenance and enhancement of ICT infrastructure that supports learning and teaching. With over 15 years of experience in the area, Marlon has successfully deployed a 1:1 laptop program for Grade 4 – Grade 12 students, within a 3 year window.
Jeff Dungan is an Apple Distinguished Educator and currently serves as an Instructional Technology Coach at Shanghai American School-Puxi Campus. Jeff holds a M.Ed. from the University of Michigan, a Masters Certificate in Instructional Design from San Diego State University and is currently wading though his doctorate, studying Instructional Technologies and Distance Education at Nova Southeastern University.