Learning 24 Nov 2016

CIS CEO's EduTech opening address

By CIS Communications
Photograph by CIS Communications

Developing a 21st century mindset is critical in today’s schools. A rigorous academic programme needs to be complemented by the effective use of technology, as we develop fundamental real life skills and attitudes that will equip students to thrive in today’s modern workplace.

Being at the forefront of digital learning is important, and we take every opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise with the greater community, as well as learning more about the changing digital landscape and new innovations that will benefit learning.

A number of CIS faculty and CEO, Shane Armstrong shared more about our ethos and areas of expertise at the recent EduTech Asia 2016 conference: a prestigious regional conference that saw 2,000 policy makers, educational establishments and educators from across Asia gather to learn about technology in education.

Mr Armstrong delivered one of the opening speeches (the only international school representative) of the K-12 Ed Leaders Forum. In his address, he focussed on the changes that technology had delivered in the education space over the the past 25 years and also discussed the direction and likely impact of technology on schools of the future.

Our Head of Design, Mr Joe Sergi, presented to conference participants about the impact of physical space design on student engagement, and hosted a roundtable discussion on how to empower students by applying the design thinking process.


Conference delegates toured the top three international schools: CIS, UWC and Tanglin Trust. At Lakeside, the tour was led by our Head of STEAM, Mr Egmond Boon, who gave them a tour of Lakeside’s STEAM centre and Primary Makerspaces. Delegates tweeted about how impressed they were with the evidence of learning at CIS.

If you are interested in learning more about what we do, our pioneering programmes, or would simply like to take a tour yourself, contact us! We are always happy to share our passion about educational technology, and why we are committed to developing 21st century thinkers.