CONNECTED LEARNING

The 3E (‘energized, engaged, empowered’) conference is the signature professional development event for ISHCMC each year. It is a wonderful opportunity for teachers to showcase the teaching and learning that happens on our campuses every day. We also invite high caliber presenters and workshop leaders to add value to our learning from outside our community.

Our focus for this fifth 3E conference on September 20-21, 2019 is “CONNECTED LEARNING: From Me to We”. By connecting learning to the real world, we use our understanding and skills to solve problems and become more engaged and connected to others.

KEYNOTE PRESENTERS

SPECIAL GUESTS

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As the Head of Outdoor and Experiential Education for Cognita Asia Schools, Scott Schumann is committed to providing all students with Outdoor Education opportunities where they can develop resilience and agency, and a connection to nature. He is the former Deputy Principal at Stamford American International School Singapore where he still overseas their Field Studies Programs. As a former Outward Bound instructor, mountain guide, researcher, author, and teacher he brings over 20 years of program development and implementation experience. Scott holds a Phd with an emphasis in Outdoor Education and has published widely in the field of Outdoor Education with particular focus on metacognition, mechanisms of learning, and transference. He particularly enjoys sharing his time in the outdoors with his wife, Joan Schumann, and their two kids.

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Tanya has been contributing to sustainability in Viet Nam since studying in Ho Chi Minh City in 2010. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Tanya came back to work as the managing director for a non-profit organisation supporting families affected by HIV/Aids. She later founded HCMC's first urban gardening social enterprise, Green Youth Collective (GYC), which became the impetus for the growing environmental movement in Viet Nam. From there, Tanya started a social enterprise, Wholistik Permaculture that focuses on following nature’s patterns to design and build interconnected, resilient, biodiverse ecosystems within a community. They inspire their clients to go beyond surface-level solutions and implement changes that work in harmony with nature rather than against it. Tanya Meftah is currently in the third year of designing and building a pioneer sustainability program in ISHCMC.

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Jo Binns is currently the Experiential and Service Learning Coordinator at the International School of Beijing (ISB). She completed her Masters of International Development in 2015 and spent 2.5 years working on a variety of development projects in Lao PDR before returning to ISB. Jo is a bit obsessed with complex problems and hopes to be able to give students like ours tools, philosophies and dispositions for a better world.

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Andy is currently an IB Individuals & Societies teacher and the International Award Coordinator at NIST International School, Bangkok. He has taught in his native New Zealand, South Korea, China and Thailand. His current teaching subjects of Geography, Humanities and Environmental Systems and Societies intersect very well with his passion for service learning and allow him to see some of the unique connections between curriculum and service learning. Andy believes that engaging students in effective service projects is a powerful form of inquiry learning that helps to develop a variety of skills and attributes in students and also strengthens overall learning.

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