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Summary

Designed for school leaders, this webinar will introduce the support and resources available from Esperanza, International Society for Technology in Education ( ISTE), EDB, EdCity and local universities to help schools get a head start in blended learning in the next academic year. Richard Culatta, CEO of ISTE, will share how school leaders can lead the change to blended learning. Participants will also learn about an ISTE blended learning programme and CoderZ, an international virtual coding tournament for students.

Apr 24, 2021

10 AM - 12:30 PM (GMT+8)

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Agenda

  • 10 AM - 10:55 AMLeading Successful Blended Learning

    Richard Culatta

    CEO of ISTE

    10:55 AM - 11:15 AMPanel Discussion: Propelling Blended Learning in Hong Kong

    Victor Cheng

    Executive Director of Hong Kong EdCity

    John C Tsang

    Founder of Esperanza

    Jeff Sze

    Political Assistant to Secretary for Education at Education Bureau

    11:15 AM - 11:20 AMBreak
    11:20 AM - 11:35 AMGet Started with Blended Learning

    Rachel Chan

    Co-Founder of Esperanza

    11:35 AM - 11:55 AMCoderZ League

    Yaarit Levy

    VP, Business Development & Sales at CoderZ

    Eric Chan

    Vice Chairperson, STEM Education at Ying Wa College

    Leonard Lai Ho Wong

    Curriculum Leader at SKH Kei Yan Primary School

    11:55 AM - 12:25 PMBlended Learning Support to Schools and Q&A
    Facilitator: Ambrose Wong, Policy Researcher, MWYO

    Henry C H Ha

    IT Panel Head at True Light Middle School of Hong Kong

    Prof Morris Jong

    Director, Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Stanley Wai Ming Kam

    Principal at HKSKH Bishop Hall Secondary School

    Professor Siu Cheung Kong

    Professor of the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology (MIT); and the Director of Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC), at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

    Ambrose Wong

    Policy Researcher at MWYO

    12:30 PM - 12:35 PMConclusion

    Rachel Chan

    Co-Founder of Esperanza

Build Capability with ISTE Register

The webinar will introduce an exclusive opportunity for 20 primary and secondary schools to:


  • Join 2021 ISTE LIVE Annual Conference (26-30 June)
  • Enroll the virtual ISTE Summer Learning Academy (Aug 2-13)
  • Develop a blended learning school project with peer-to-peer support (Oct – Dec)
  • Join ISTE Creative Constructor Lab Virtual (15-17 Oct) to find new ways to activate student learning
  • Enjoy a one – year ISTE membership


Each school can join the programme at $7,500 per with 3 available places. Deadline for application is 31 May. For more information and registration, please click here.


Programme participants from 2-3 schools will be offered an ISTE scholarship to go through the ISTE certification programme. The schools will also be featured on EdSurge and at ISTE 2022 Annual Conference.

About ISTE


The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the largest and most well established nonprofit organization that serves educators interested in the use of technology in education. Headquartered in the US, ISTE provides educational technology resources to support professional learning for educators and education leaders worldwide, including the ISTE Conference & Expo and the ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading with technology. ISTE also provides a suite of professional learning resources to members, including webinars, online courses, consulting services, books, and peer-reviewed journals and publications.


In 2019, ISTE acquired EdSurge, a for-profit news organization, which focuses on technology and education, and converted it to a non-profit.

Learning in a Gamified Way!

Esperanza is pleased to present the CoderZ League, a virtual coding tournament. Students (aged 9 - 18) will learn coding, computational thinking and other 21st century skills with minimal supervision, any time and any where with no need for hardware or software installation. 


The 3 winning teams (Novice, Junior and Pro) will represent Hong Kong in the CoderZ World Championship (Jan 2022) on Twitch TV. They will also be invited to attend a 6-day international tech summer camp in Israel in 2022.


At $35 per student, each school can get a licence for up to 1,000 students to learn coding on the CoderZ platform and join the CoderZ League from July 2021 to Jan 2022. Eligible schools can use EDB / OGCIO grant.


CoderZ provides a unique virtual robotics SaaS learning and the competition platform (CoderZ League) connected to the real world/industry for students (grade 6th to 12th) to learn STEM in a fun and engaging way. Being an online platform allows CoderZ to be a highly affordable solution for schools in the search to make robotics and programming education accessible to any student. The platform is also data-driven, helping teachers to track the performance of the students. This teacher friendly design also makes time-consuming and costly training unnecessary, enabling educators to teach robotics classes faster and easier than ever.


The impact of learning STEM with the CoderZ platform is proven with endorsements from teachers and students, and accolades from major edtech organizations such as ISTE and Bett. They have been running the CoderZ League in 17 countries.


CoderZ is one of the winning teams of the Adventures GBA Fellowship organised by Esperanza and Cyberport last year.


For more information and registration, please visit this site.

"Highly impressed by the virtual environment 

as school won't need to buy a lot of tangible robots for teaching coding. Teachers can conduct STEM education through robotics training in a remote learning environment. ""


Eric Chan, Ying Wa College

"The curriculum is comprehensive, suitable for learning coding in local schools. 

The CoderZ offerings are impressive compared with another coding platform."


Leonard Wong, SKH Kei Yan Primary School 

Speakers

  • Eric Chan (Vice Chairperson, STEM Education at Ying Wa College)

    Eric Chan

    Vice Chairperson, STEM Education at Ying Wa College

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  • Rachel Chan (Co-Founder of Esperanza)

    Rachel Chan

    Co-Founder of Esperanza

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  • Victor Cheng (Executive Director of Hong Kong EdCity)

    Victor Cheng

    Executive Director of Hong Kong EdCity

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  • Richard Culatta (CEO of ISTE)

    Richard Culatta

    CEO of ISTE

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  • Henry C H Ha (IT Panel Head at True Light Middle School of Hong Kong)

    Henry C H Ha

    IT Panel Head at True Light Middle School of Hong Kong

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  • Prof Morris Jong (Director, Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

    Prof Morris Jong

    Director, Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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  • Stanley Wai Ming Kam (Principal at HKSKH Bishop Hall Secondary School)

    Stanley Wai Ming Kam

    Principal at HKSKH Bishop Hall Secondary School

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  • Professor Siu Cheung Kong (Professor of the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology (MIT); and the Director of Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC), at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK))

    Professor Siu Cheung Kong

    Professor of the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology (MIT); and the Director of Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC), at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

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  • Yaarit Levy (VP, Business Development & Sales at CoderZ)

    Yaarit Levy

    VP, Business Development & Sales at CoderZ

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  • Annie Ning Ning (Director, Asia Affairs of ISTE)

    Annie Ning Ning

    Director, Asia Affairs of ISTE

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  • Jeff Sze (Political Assistant to Secretary for Education at Education Bureau)

    Jeff Sze

    Political Assistant to Secretary for Education at Education Bureau

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  • John C Tsang (Founder of Esperanza)

    John C Tsang

    Founder of Esperanza

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  • Nadav Weissler (Partnership Director of CoderZ)

    Nadav Weissler

    Partnership Director of CoderZ

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  • Ambrose Wong (Policy Researcher at MWYO)

    Ambrose Wong

    Policy Researcher at MWYO

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  • Leonard Lai Ho Wong (Curriculum Leader at SKH Kei Yan Primary School)

    Leonard Lai Ho Wong

    Curriculum Leader at SKH Kei Yan Primary School

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