Professional Learning

Professional Learning at HKIS

HKIS ensures its teachers are at the forefront of the latest developments and best practices in curriculum, assessment and other relevant areas. We provide the best professional development opportunities to our staff allowing us to constantly strive to improve and find new and creative ways to engage our students. Examples of the opportunities provided to educators in support of schoolwide and individual improvement and growth include:

  • Access to world class educational experts such as Marie Alcock, Natalie Bolton, Kendall Zoller, Matthew Glover, Maggie Moon, Kathy Collins and Sandy Atkins.
  • In-house lab sites.
  • Collaborative time for designated Professional Development days.
  • HKIS’s Learning Academy workshops where teachers and others share professional knowledge with colleagues.
  • Funds set aside for individual targeted professional growth aligned with schoolwide goals.

Conferences For All Educators

HKIS hosts a number of professional learning opportunities throughout the year that are open to teaching professionals locally and internationally. Join us at our world-class institution to learn best practices from experts around the world to enhance teaching at your local school.

For information or to sign up for Open Conferences, please contact

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Past Conferences

Dear Colleagues,

Please save the date for the 17th Chinese Articulation Workshop & APCLTA Annual Conference, on April 27 & 28, 2018, hosted at Hong Kong International School.

At this workshop, you will:

  • Visit HKIS teachers' classrooms to observe and reflect on other Chinese Language professionals' teaching.
  • Learn from experts in the field.
  • Share and learn about effective teaching strategies and activities used in classrooms.

We invite participants to consider proposing a session to share ideas that are working well in your classrooms. Please send your proposal here.

Registration is now open and is limited to 150 participants. Please please click here to register.

If you require hotel accommodation in Hong Kong, you may wish to take advantage of the special room rates secured at L'Hotel. Click here to download L'Hotel room reservation forms. Please note the room reservation deadline date which is indicated on the hotel room reservation form.

In collaboration with the APCLTA (Asia Pacific Chinese Language Teachers Association), HKIS hopes you can join us for this learning experience, and we look forward to welcoming you to our school!




Hui Xu
Director of Chinese Studies
Don Drake
Provost - Interim



Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, 2018

Workshop leader: Marie Alcock

Details to be published at a later date.