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 employees, 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 has hosted a number of professional learning opportunities that are open to teaching professionals locally and internationally.

We look forward to hosting our Open Conferences once social distancing and travel restrictions have relaxed. Please check back for updates. 

For information on Open Conferences, please contact

Past Conferences 


Literacy Institute (annual 2008-present)

Literacy Workshop for Administrators (January, 2018)

PHASE (2016-present; formerly APEC)

17th Chinese Articulation Workshop & APCLTA Annual Conference (April, 2018)

Past Conferences/Workshops

Concept-Based Mathematics with Dr. Jennifer Wathall

AMIS International Music Educators' Conference (November 2019)

Women of Influence in Education (2017, 2019)

EARCOS Sponsored Weekend Workshop "Science Assessment Workshop" (April, 2018)

Curriculum Boot Camp (April, 2018)Literacy Coaches Workshop (January, 2018)

Music Weekend Workshop (October, 2018)

Women of Influence in Education (October, 2017)Reimagining Science & Engineering with NGSS and 3 Dimensional Learning  (September, 2018)