Dear Fellow Teachers, Administrators, Researchers, Learners,
Last April, Xavier School brought together over 300 educators from the region in a conference that sought to discuss and discover frontiers and innovations in teaching under the theme: Learning at your Fingertips. As a means of continuing to build this community of learners in the field of education, Xavier School is pleased to announce the Frontiers and Innovations in Teaching (FIT) 2015 Conference entitled: Pupil Power! This will be held on April 17 and 18, 2015 (Friday-Saturday) at Xavier School, San Juan City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
This year’s conference puts the spotlight on students, who are at the heart of all that we do. How do we use technology to reach, engage, and empower our students to be more active and motivated learners?
More specifically, the conference aims to bring together educators to reflect and share about how they enable students to develop the “Five 8s” (so named since each skill ends in the suffix -ate) :
• Investigate – Actively locate and evaluate content that they find
• Contemplate – Think about the meaning of what he has learned
• Create – Present new insight or a new way of sharing the knowledge
• Collaborate – Work together (face to face or virtually) on common projects
• Communicate – Share what has been learned in an effective and creative manner
Xavier School is therefore issuing a call for all interested educators to share research or best practices at the conference. We welcome presentations on any topic related to the Five 8s, and we are particularly interested in the following topics:
1. Sustaining student engagement
2. Deconstructing student understanding
3. Fostering student curiosity
4. Developing student creativity
5. Encouraging student choice and initiative
6. Reaching all learners
7. Learning for social impact
8. Responding to special needs of students
9. Understanding student context
10. Digital citizenship
The presentations can be conducted either in a lecture or workshop format. Devices (Apple Macbooks or iPads) can be provided for every participant in a workshop format (up to 30 participants per breakout session) if the workshop involves hands-on experience.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following: 1.) relevance to the theme, 2.) congruence between the lesson objectives and the teaching-learning activities, 3.) the usefulness to the conference participants. The registration fee for the selected presenters will be waived. However, they are responsible for their transportation and accommodation.
If you are interested, please send an outline of your presentation (please see details in the attached pdf document below), including key ideas and skills to be shared to FIT@xs.edu.ph. Deadline of submission is on December 19, 2014. Announcement of accepted proposals is on January 19, 2014.
For any questions you may contact Mr. Galvin Ngo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Jessica Demegillo at email@example.com or at 7230481-85 loc.463. We are looking forward to receiving your proposals!
Mr. Galvin Ngo
FIT 2015 Conference Coordinator
Mrs. Jessica Demegillo
FIT 2015 Conference Coordinator
Fr. Aristotle Dy, S.J.
Xavier School President