This is the TED Talk presentation I gave at Learning2. Called "Design Better People", it focuses on how the design thinking project management cycle teaches empathy, an essential life skill which positively impacts individuals and institutions.
On 18 & 19 March 2017, Jay Atwood (EdTechTeam) and I hosted the Taiwan Google Summit at Kaohsiung American School. In truth, this amazing tech conference could not have happened without the support of the most innovative professional speakers in the field (Anita Chen, Vivian Lin, Mike Yung, etc.) and our team here at KAS (special accolades to the Tech Crew, the Tech Ambassadors, and of course Robert, Lena and Tom).
During this weekend long event, I lead a workshop on how to build a teacher website in minutes. I would like to share my resources here.
Google Summit in Taiwan
This was a really energizing event for all who participated. Both days opened with brilliant keynotes. On Saturday, professor Benson Yeh lit up the assembly recalling his experience implementing the concepts of gamification in his university course.
On day 2, my friend Suan Yeo, education evangelist at Google gave us another insight into the future of education with his talk cleverly entitled #YouHadOneJob.
We have many great technology innovators in our international institution. A strategy to support them requires as a preliminary step to identify who these various actors are. Some have already been identified and organized: Tech ambassadors program established leadersTech crew program for aspiring innovatorsOthers still need to be recognized: Admin and leadership teamsUsers who are not yet tech ambassadorsOnboarding users who are not in the tech crewTech Ambassadors Program
We initiated a thorough review of the main axis of our strategy to support and empower the learning leaders at Kaohsiung American School: the existing KAS Tech Ambassadors program. The following document details the origins of the program from its inception to its self-determined mission. It further examines the accomplishments and challenges that have been met leading to a reflective piece by Victor on its past 3 years. Tom develops the existing foundation into a the leadership platform it nee…