Live Interview: Building Computational Thinking Through Hands-on Programming Language for the 21st Century Talents


Building Computational Thinking  Through Hands-on Programming Language for the 21st Century Talents

(Live Discussion)

This interactive live discussion will feature the internationally acclaimed educator, IT and AI education leader, STEAM/IT/AI education expert, innovative education technology entrepreneur, workshop leader, and expert in 21st century K-12 education, Mr. Mick Chen (Managing Director Kubo Robotics APS – China)

He will discuss, debate and explore the following 21st century lifelong learning themes and areas (supported by real-life scenarios):

  • Programming language and Programmer
  • The comparative analysis on the evolution of human language and programming language
  • An introduction to Tagtile®
  • A step-by-step process of how to build computational thinking through Tagtile®
  • The secret to triggering kids’ interest in programming
  • Let’s play together! – a live computational thinking game

Guest Speaker


Mick Chen

Mick Chen ShaoYu has been in the education technology, STEAM education, and learning development fields for over 19 years while exhibiting deep expertise, entrepreneurship, and enthusiasm. He is now working as Managing Director, Greater China for KUBO Robotics APS and is responsible for the overall performance in China. KUBO is a Danish children’s coding education company. It is a pioneer in developing Tagtile®, a no-screen based coding language, and hands-on coding courses for children ageg 4-10. He used to work with HongYear Technology Co. Ltd., a leading education technology development company covering over 700 public schools in Shanghai. Since 2017, Mick founded the “HongYear K12 Chinese AI Reading Platform” which aims to help students and teachers build their Chinese reading abilities with AI-based interactions. Collaborating with China Education Authorities, Amazon Kindle, and MiGu of China Mobile, the HongYear Reading Platform was officially invited to integrate with Shanghai Students’ Behavior Data Center in 2019. Moreover, Mick led the company’s intelligent campus design and implementation. HongYear’s clients range from public schools to international schools. In 2019, Mick was recruited for 4 Intelligent campus projects with National Information Benchmark Schools.

Before HongYear, Mick was with Kingtas Technology Co. He was responsible for the overall online educational project plan, design, management, and global partner liaison development. Under his leadership, Kingtas developed the Ekaola online IELTS/TOEFL Mock System, Ekaola School Management System, Engua Corporate Learning System, and successfully served great organizations including City & Guilds London, European Case Clearing House (ECCH), English First, Myngle, British Council, China Mobile, New Oriental, Global IELTS, Longre IELTS, CIE-ETS and ets. Prior to Kingtas, Mick was the national Chinese business manager of Linkage Inc. where he was extensively involved in the development of the organization and leadership programs for the corporation in China.

In Mick’s early career, he founded 3 companies specialized in event management and training, focusing on organization development and soft skills development. Mick holds Master of Management in HRM from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and a Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade. Mick is a certified career development coach.

Our honorable guest will be interviewed by John Bayramian (Head of Education at Hua Quan Village). John has more than 33 years of international academic leadership and pedagogical/administrative experience in various programs such as International Baccalaureate (IB), American, British, French Programs across USA, Europe and the Middle East.


Date & Time

2022.01.22 l Saturday l 11:00 Dubai Time – 15:00 Beijing Time

Via Zoom


Free of Charge
Certificate of Attendance will be awarded

Duration: 1h30 minutes

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