Thursday, 26 March 2015

Satit Patumwan Academic Conference 2015

Last weekend saw my school’s annual academic conference in Pattaya, Thailand. 

This event is held at the end of each school year, and involves various seminars and workshops to reflect on the previous academic year and consider new approaches for the coming year.

In the morning there were seminars on classroom action research and the development of a student information database.

In the afternoon we met by grade level to discuss classroom management issues – what worked for teachers in the previous year, and what new strategies teachers may adopt the following year.

There was also a discussion at the end around the use of mobile technology in the classroom. A range of opinions was shared and it became apparent that this is an area that will be generating new and unexpected challenges and opportunities for the foreseeable future.