School Highlights

Coding in the early years, why and how to start

There is an increased demand for technology integration in the early years’ curriculum. But what does this actually mean for young learners? More screen time for young kids, and less traditional play and contact with their peers? Actually no, the goal of technology integration in the curriculum is to maximise learning and not maximise technology usage. Any educator who has

ORIGINS Welcomes Proven Leaders

Experts to Support Growth of the Organization With the dawn of the New Year, ORIGINS Education looks confidently ahead to the unveiling of projects we have been working on and we remain busy with curriculum and programme development at all levels. Today, ORIGINS Education is proud to welcome several key members of staff who will help us achieve our goals

ORIGINS Discovery Series: Early Childhood Workshop

  What can I be? What Can I do? What are 4-6-year-old children capable of? Do they know what they want to do when they grow up? Can they communicate in a bilingual environment? Do they express themselves confidently in new groups? Are they motivated to explore in science, technology, arts and mathematics? These were some of the background questions

Who Said Coding Was Hard?

ORIGINS Team Joins Hour of Code Coding is a recognized future-ready skill for today’s youth, and the ORIGINS team is living proof that everyone can learn to do it. Techie or not, this past Thursday morning ORIGINS’ Muhammad Azeem arranged for everyone in the office to put their fingers to the keys and take on a website coding session with

ORIGINS Mannequin Challenge

Mannequins Occupy ORIGINS Office Teams take time to reflect and be thankful It’s not always all about work in the ORIGINS office. From time to time we also break to celebrate what our accomplishments and enjoy each other’s company.  This was the case this past week as, in the spirit of thanksgiving festivals that take place around the world at

In Pictures: Science is Everywhere

ORIGINS launches Discovery Series   This past weekend, the ORIGINS team welcomed Jane Altemen for the first in our Discovery Series of student workshops. Altemen, a regular presenter in teacher and leadership conferences around Asia, took time out of her busy schedule to connect with the Academic Team for a hands-on professional development (PD) session, which was quickly put into practice when that same

ORIGINS Now a littleBits Chapter

Expanding our list of like-minded partners, ORIGINS has become an official chapter for littleBits in Beijing. As the website suggests, littleBits chapters are “a global network of organizations sharing the littleBits mission of putting the power of electronics in the hands of everyone regardless of age, gender, technical ability and language.” As part of our overall approach to technology and

Designing for Learning in the 2MA

Designing for Learning in the 2MA On Saturday and Sunday, May 8-9, the Origins team presented “Designing for Learning in the Second Machine Age” at the ManageBac User Group Conference (#mbconfhk) at Hong Kong Academy in Sai Kung, Hong Kong. Slides from the presentation are available for download by clicking the link below: ManageBac Conference HK – Designing for Learning

Entitlement: How much is too much?

“It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.” ― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild Entitlement is something that generally gets a bad name. Whether it comes from rank, class or political