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We are here: Compassion, Creativity, Change.  

Let’s come together as a community of educators to reflect, grow and connect, empowering each other to create change agents for tomorrow.  What does it mean to be compassionate? What does it mean to be innovative? What does it mean to teach? To learn? To care?

We can’t wait to host you at GSIS for the Korea Council of Overseas Schools International Educators’ Conference 2018 (#KORCOSIEC18).  We are excited to make connections with the vision to create a better tomorrow.  That begins with the idea of a "We" being in the moment together, with the commitment to be our best selves for our students.  

Let’s do this.

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Saturday, November 17
 

8:00am

COFFEE MINGLE & CHECK-IN
Saturday November 17, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
Main Lobby

8:30am

WELCOME ADDRESS
Saturday November 17, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Auditorium

9:00am

OPENING KEYNOTES
Hear the story of Compassion.  
Hear the story of Change.

In what ways will you be inspired to be creative so that we can help create a better world for our learners and each other? Come listen.  Engage.  

We are here: Compassion.  Creativity. Change.

Speakers
avatar for T. Jackson Kaguri

T. Jackson Kaguri

Founder, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Born in the rural Ugandan village of Nyakagyezi, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s pursuit of learning led him to study at Makerere University in Kampala, and subsequently to Columbia University in New York City, where he studied Human Rights Advocacy as a visiting scholar. In 2001, in response to the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS in his home village and surrounding... Read More →
avatar for Lina Khalifeh

Lina Khalifeh

Founder, #SheFighter
“I didn’t find one real solution for violence against women,” says Lina.  "And so, I created #SheFighter."SheFighter was born of Lina's mind in January 2010, and through her tireless efforts, SheFighter became a legitimate and legally registered business in April 2010 in Amman... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Auditorium

10:15am

SESSION 1
Session 1 is from 10:15 - 11:15 AM.  Please be respectful to the presenters and other attendees by getting there on time.  Thank you!

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Various Locations

10:15am

Anxiety That is Rooted in Alarm
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objective:
Raise an understanding of the human alarm system to uncover the root of anxiety.

Session Description:
Our human alarm system is exceedingly complex.  We talk much about anxiety without knowing that it is rooted in alarm.  Agitation based and adrenalin based alarm problems seemed to be escalating amongst today’s children.  This construct is supported by contemporary neuroscience.  Alarm problems are very common and divergent in range.  Scattered attention is a very big problem that is primarily rooted in an alarm problem. Alarm problems may result in the following: trouble focusing, panic phobias that lack conscience, “cutting” of today’s adolescents, nightmares, unable to look at one’s mistakes, and  unable to identify imminent trouble. Many children are not able to stay out of harm’s way which may be associated with carelessness that may cause nervous tics, restlessness,....and many more startled responses that number in the thousands.

 We will look at the human alarm system that triggers anxiety.  We will also discuss how we can help treat anxiety and alarm problems that can be a complex issue in today’s society.



Speakers
avatar for Kalei Jang-Brumsickle

Kalei Jang-Brumsickle

ES Counselor
Kalei Brumsickle is an Elementary School counselor at Gyeonggi Suwon International School, Korea. She is inspired by attachment based developmentalist approach in her counseling practice where attachment and emotion are the engine of maturation.  She's been an international educator... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
404

10:15am

Fun with Clay and Twitter Chat
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Outcomes:
1. Have fun with clay, converse, laugh and Tweet  
2. Expand you PLN and share ideas on the role educators have in shaping the lives of students

Session Info:
Everything is more fun when Twitter, laughter, and creativity is involved!  Come together as a PLN to collaborate and gain insight into how creating pottery with clay can serve as an analogy for our role as  educators in the lives of our students. While you must have a Twitter account and device to tweet you need absolutely no experience with clay. We will be playing with both, and it will be #awesome #reflective and #fun at #KORCOSIEC18!

Speakers
avatar for Kim J-Lozano

Kim J-Lozano

Art Teacher, GSIS
Kim was born and raised in Southern California. She was hired as a graphic designer (print and web) at the age of 14 and has 18 years of graphic design experience.  She holds a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in graphic design and an M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and... Read More →
avatar for Risa Kim

Risa Kim

Art Teacher, GSIS
Risa Kim, born in Seoul, moved to New Zealand with her family at age 15. As a teenage immigrant, writing and speaking was the last thing she wanted to do at school although English was one of her favorite subjects in Korea before moving to NZ. And, she became a teacher. She teaches... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Art Room A3

10:15am

Purposeful Play from ages 1 to 121
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objective:
Open your mind about the amazing benefits of play based learning for all ages.


Session Description:
We will explore the power of purposeful play to make learning more engaging and enjoyable. Following Dr. David Whitehead's Four Types of Play framework, we will collaborate in small groups to design play-based learning engagements suitable for any age or subject.  The exciting area of brain research reveals evidence for the value of play for educating the whole child.  This evidence is an empowering take-away for educating not only the parents but yourselves as teachers on the value of play-based learning in your classroom, no matter what grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Freeman

Matt Freeman

PYP Kindergarten Teacher
Matt Freeman is an outdoor enthusiast who is passionate about play-based learning.  He has been a full-time educator since 2005, his experience ranging from Calgary, Canada to Nanchang and Xiamen, China, before he joined Gyeonggi Suwon International School in 2015 with his lovely... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Secondary Library

10:15am

Sketchy Thoughts: Let's doodle!...I mean practice Visual Note taking.
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1. Learn to quickly convey ideas by drawing 
2. Learn how to make impactful Visual Notes

Session Description:
Love to draw? Want to learn? Just need some time to doodle?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this session is for you! We will be looking at what makes for effective graphics and practice creating impactful layouts, but mostly we will be having a good time with a pen and paper. You don’t have to be good at drawing. (Actually, it's probably better if you're not). You just need to be willing to look at learning in a different way. Join the fun.



Speakers
avatar for Robert Mijares

Robert Mijares

An engineer turned teacher, Robert Mijares is excited to help math come alive for students and be an advocate for teachers as a teaching and learning coach at KIS .  He believes that teachers who are excited about what they teach inspire students to be excited about what they learn... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
204

10:15am

Storybook Drama: Using Process Drama to Enrich Language Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
To introduce teachers to the power of Story Drama: Language in Action

Session Description:
Drama has long been acknowledged as a compelling medium for learning. The "let's pretend" impulse at its heart is childhood's own. Tapping into the same impulse, story dramas invite students to be "players" in a world of their making (Alison Preece, Ph.D).  Charlotte, a long time  Canadian drama educator, will invite you to explore Anthony Browne's "The Tunnel",  using structures and strategies from drama education.  The lesson can be readily taught to your students the next day.

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Harvey

Charlotte Harvey

Drama and Choral Teacher
Charlotte Harvey has been teaching Drama and Choral music since 1985. She received both her degrees at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada. She and her husband Dave taught for 25 years on Vancouver Island before embarking on an international career.Together they have completed... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
403

10:15am

Students' Involvement with Social Justice through Compassion, Creativity and Change
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1) To show how compassion can lead to creativity that makes change via LiNK's global movement for the North Korean people
2) To show how students can get empowered by service learning that makes a powerful impact on other people's lives

Session Description:
The session will be about how your compassion can inspire you to do creative things to help others and make positive changes in our local and global community.  

Come hear the story of how Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) works with the North Korean people and thousands of student supporters and their school chapters around the world to rescue North Korean refugees in danger, empowering them to fulfill their potential as well as to change the world’s narrative on the North Korean issue by sharing North Korean people’s stories. In this movement, students’ creativity and compassion interact with each other which leads to change. They not only get to help the North Korean people but also learn different valuable life lessons such as hope, courage, generosity, compassion, leadership and communication.

Speakers
avatar for Jihyun Roh

Jihyun Roh

Community Manager, Liberty in North Korea
Jihyun is from Daejeon, South Korea. He completed his Masters in Liberal Arts at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, USA. Currently, he works for an international NGO called Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), which focuses on rescuing North Korean refugees in danger, helping them get... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
211

10:15am

Uncovering the NGSS Science Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1) Introduce the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Curriculum Framework and specifically focus on the Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) of Observing, Questioning and Modeling
2) Learn how to effectively grab your students attention and get them immediately talking about, thinking about and modeling science effectively

Session Description:
Not sure how to start a science unit with a bang, how to get your students hooked immediately or even what the Next Generation Science Standards are all about? Well, look no further than this informative and engaging session. Participants will become the students as they engage in activities focused around the science and engineering practices (SEP) of the NGSS. Not sure what an SEP even is? No problem! We’ll learn it as we go! During this session, “students” will learn how to better select phenomenon (sometimes known as demonstrations) that support teaching, develop a sound method to allow your students to question what they see and learn how to get your students modeling what they think is happening.


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Vogt

Jeff Vogt

Chemistry Teacher
Jeff is a high school chemistry teacher whose 13-year experience in teaching has led him to work with students from 70 different countries.  His experience and training in NGSS began in 2015 at the American School of Dubai (ASD), a school that fully adopted the NGSS science standards... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
407

10:15am

Concept-Based Foreign Language Instruction for Cultivating Intellect and Socio-emotional Skills
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1. Inquire into the meaning of learning a foreign language in the 21st Century
2. Reflect on the social responsibilities implied in teaching a foreign language

Session Description:
We live in a globalized world in which avoiding interaction with ideas from other cultures, with different perspectives, and with different intentions is virtually impossible. The world needs effective foreign language speakers and communicators. Social, cultural, political, and historical events are occurring and accumulating with a speed that justifies why the collection of books once known as the encyclopedia would not be able to host them all.

This interconnected world needs foreign language learners to become interpreters and cultural consultants; to act as people who are able to engage in supporting immigrants; to operate as individuals who have the skills to support people to settle in a new community. This world needs effective communicators who are able to think critically and conceptually.   Join me in this reflection on the rejuvenated role of foreign language teaching and learning in the present.

Speakers
avatar for Juan Rafael Angel

Juan Rafael Angel

MYP Coordinator
Aside from his ongoing involvement with the IB as a workshop leader, J. Rafael Angel collaborated in the design and standardization of the Teacher Support Materials for the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) Next Chapter, and is part of the MYP Language Acquisition Curriculum Review.  He... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
302

10:15am

Improving Communication Skills in Foreign Language Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Share ideas on how to make language learning fun.

Session Description:
How can we build confidence in students to get them to speak and use the skills they have learned?

Let's come together to discuss how collaborative and cooperative learning is promoting student interaction and building language competence. We will discuss strategies and the use of technology in the language classroom in helping to create better learning environments that foster communication skills, including speaking and listening.

Iveth is a seasoned international educator qualified in IB and IGCSE Curriculum in both English and Spanish. Previously, she has worked for more than twenty years at international schools in New York, New Jersey and Ecuador at Middle School and High School level. In addition, she was a consultant at various universities for which she designed technology-based curriculum. Currently, she teaches High School Spanish at CDS including AP Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for Iveth Morillo

Iveth Morillo

Spanish Educator, Cheongna Dalton School
Iveth is a seasoned international educator qualified in IB and IGCSE Curriculum in both English and Spanish. Previously, she has worked for more than twenty years at international schools in New York, New Jersey and Ecuador at Middle School and High School level. In addition, she... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
202

10:15am

Compassion + Creativity = Happy Learning Community
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1.  Showcase a N to 6th Grade private school operation in Negros Island of the Philippines
2.  Share models of community building activities that balance compassion and creativity

Session Description:
Would you like a story of inspiration? Would you like to discover other secrets to cultivate learning as a success habit? Come, see and hear the story of the Balanced Achievement School of Excellence, about how creativity blends with compassion in this ever-dynamic learning environment.

Fondly called BASE, this school runs completely tuition-based at the poblacion of Sibulan, Negros Oriental, Philippines. How can this be possible? Come and hear about how a small school can give rich quality education to nursery up to 6th grade learners. The first creativity challenge of the BASE was the conversion of a residential structure into a school in 2016. Into its 3rd year of operation, the challenge in the rising enrollment will be space!

Why is the BASE successful? The BASE celebrates each child's natural abilities but the challenge is also presented to the children for them to stretch their innate styles to enhance their learning. Children discover that fun learning can be unlimited. Support from the BASE parents, the municipality and the young teachers create a unique arena of learning. The BASE builds community symbiosis by blending creative learning with values. The formula IQEQ is blended with VQ, the values quotient. This is a story you won't want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for Alice Lavina

Alice Lavina

KORCOS President Emerita
Alice continues serving KORCOS as its first President Emerita, as one of the organization's founding members. She is an Outstanding Sillimanian, one among a few chosen during Silliman University's Centennial Celebration. A lifelong learner, she holds a Ph. D., and an Ed. D. in leadership... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
402
  • Target Audience All

10:15am

Leading Change Through Success and Strength
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. To experience an approach to strategic planning and growth that is based on “Compassion, Creativity and Change"
2. To understand how using a strengths based approach to planning, “changes the conversation” and mobilizes teams to create and implement innovations they may not have previously envisioned

Session Description:
Strengths based planning is an approach for school growth and change that focuses on exploring and amplifying organizational strengths. Traditional models of change focus on deficits, weaknesses and problems. Strength based planning empowers organizations to identify successes, strengths, and imagine possibilities, which outgrow problems and create visions.

During the workshop you will experience the five stages of Defining, Discovering, Dreaming, Designing and Delivering on strategic planning.  Participants considering this workshop should bring with them an area of change to apply to the model. Steve discovered strengths based planning at a conference where a top tier school presented how they used this model to “change the conversation” and create their next strategic plan. So impressed was Steve, he began using this with his own school teams. Seeing the significant difference and positive impact, he completed formal Facilitator Training and now uses it in his consultation with schools and work with WASC. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Massiah

Stephen Massiah

WASC International Consultant, Stephen Massiah - Consultant
Having worked as an educational leader around the world for 20 years, Steve is now with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and also works independently as a consultant supporting schools in their growth.  Previously, Steve was the Director at Qatar Academy Sidra... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
303

10:15am

Reactionary Manager or Leader by Design?
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1) Understand that design-inspired leaders build key mindsets to maximize their ability to innovate
2) Practice the shift from problem-solving to problem-finding

Session Description:
Every school setting is unique and therefore requires unique and innovative strategies to negotiate its culture.  If it bothers you to globalize someone else's leadership into your current school, come take the first steps into Design Thinking as it applies to educational leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Brenda Williamson

Dr. Brenda Williamson

Director of Academic Affairs, Taejon Christian International School
Dr. Brenda Williamson has spent 13 years in educational leadership.  During the first eight, she figured out how to do it like everybody else.  In the last five, she's been applying Design Thinking elements and finding her own unique successes.


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
209B

10:15am

PBL and Creativity in the Music Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Outcomes:
1. Explore the endless possibilities of using Project-Based Learning to encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking in the music classroom  
2. Collaborate with others to develop custom-made projects for your classroom

Session Description:
As we encourage our students to develop 21st-century skills, what better way is there to utilize creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking than in the music classroom? During this session, we will explore how we can use various projects to promote active and authentic compositions. We will also look at a wide variety of project examples that have been successful in middle-level music classes. We will conclude with collaboratively brainstorming and designing project to fit into our respective classrooms. 

Speakers
avatar for Karissa Van Liew

Karissa Van Liew

Music Teacher
Karissa Van Liew is in her third year teaching Middle School Music at Cheongna Dalton School. She is passionate about finding creative ways to facilitate students to make music that will be influential and enjoyable. She believes in providing students with a comprehensive music education... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
301

10:15am

Expressing Yourself Through Video Making!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
  1. Learn Basic Video Making  
  2. Learn how to use video to engage and impact others 
Session Description
Video is becoming a medium that people are interacting with everyday using social media. Those people include our students. Learning video-making skills can be seem like a daunting task, but taking risks are a part of the fun in learning it! This session will help you dive into creating content and exploring a world many young minds are invested in. Our goal is for you to walk away not only with a new skill, but also with the love of creating content that carries a message. Please bring a device to video record and practice your skills! 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

G5 Teacher
Michael Coleman is an educator out of Georgia/North Carolina who loves engaging with people and encouraging them to chase their passions. He is also a YouTuber out in South Korea and enjoys describing his life in Korea through comedy sketches and interviews. Michael uses his love... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Elementary Library Classroom

10:15am

Show What You Know - Digital Portfolios
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
  1. Learn best practices for student portfolios 
  2. Develop an effective workflow to sustain digital portfolios  
  3. Learn the basics of Google Sites
Session Description:
Portfolios invite students to practice metacognition, a generative skill that lasts a lifetime. The engaging work of a portfolio is a practice, a discipline.  It builds confident learners as students reflect on their work and observe growth over time… proud to learn.

This session extracts work from Helen C. Barrett’s researched on portfolio best practices. We’ll unpack an effective workflow using Google Sites (FREE Website publishing) that includes clear frames for students, timelines and student samples.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Education Technology
Scott Smith has been a dendrite developer for over two decades. He has deep experience as a classroom teacher from elementary to university. He was the architect of a Master’s Degree graduate program that embraced digital portfolios as a metric of personal and professional growth... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
205

10:15am

Fit For Life!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
  1. What is fitness? What does it mean to be fit for unexpected challenges?
  2. Discover how core stability is critical to everyday functional movements.
  3. Explore ways we can balance health and physical fitness with professional excellence.
Session Description:
Fitness is described in so many ways that it can be difficult to define. Is a long distance runner more fit than a weight lifter?  How do we improve our fitness level? Does food have anything to do with fitness? 
This session is designed to address these questions through sharing of information, conversations with colleagues, and practicing fundamental movements. This session will not be a CrossFit workout, and it will not be a CrossFit indoctrination! We will do some fundamental movements, so comfortable clothing would be helpful if you want to participate. Come join us as we discover together how we can be our best for work, play, and whatever comes our way in life.



Speakers
avatar for Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams

GSIS ES Principal
A native Texan with a love for wild places and adventure, Jeff has always been drawn away from the ordinary and toward unique communities and experiences. In that spirit, he began his professional journey in the coastal US Pacific Northwest, and continued to the remote highlands of... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Gym B

10:15am

Mindfulness Practices for the Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. To gain a better understanding of mindfulness practices and their benefits
2. To look at practical applications of mindfulness in the classroom environment

Session Description:
In this session, we will be looking at the practice of mindfulness and how it can benefit you and your students on a daily basis. We will define mindfulness, give tips and useful information about implementing a mindfulness practice into your classroom, and we will practice a few basic mindfulness exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Harnish

Benjamin Harnish

G3 Teacher and ESOL Specialist
Ben has been in Korea for twelve years, having worked at Korea International School and now Chadwick International as a Grade 3 teacher and an ESOL specialist. He has been practicing mindfulness meditation personally for about five years and using these techniques in his own classroom... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
209A

10:15am

Providing Social Impact and Sustainable Change through Soccer Activities
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Understand how a soccer activity can demonstrate a social issue tied to the behaviors elicited by the game
2. Understand how change must be bottom up, inside out, and based on building a community

Session Description:
In this session you will learn how soccer activities can be a platform to understand social issues and how to provide a space for critical thinking, challenging perspectives and change that can occur on the soccer field. My hope is to provide some perspective and practical activities that can be brought back and implemented in soccer practices to learn about one's responsibility to a whole community.

Speakers
avatar for Riza Tantay

Riza Tantay

Soccer Coach
Riza is a passionate soccer coach and player. Riza was introduced to the game at a very young age and throughout time has had the privilege to coach from elementary students up to collegiate level. One distinct moment in her playing career was when a group of men denied her play at... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
312

10:15am

Why is Hello Kitty’s Head So Big? Intro to Korean Culture & Cultural Sensitivity
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. Learn about things that can make your life in Korea make some sense!
2. Cultural Sensitivity – walk away with the answer to, "Is there really such a thing as a Cultural Intelligence?"

Session Description:
This workshop is the product of several years of cultural orientation program for new staff at SIS that grew into a series on cultural sensitivity. Learn about Korean culture that will help you adjust to life here as well as deal with students and parents with strong Korean affiliations. We will go over tips on how to enhance cultural awareness and competence by encouraging positive cross cultural relationships in our community, both with colleagues as well as students.  The goal of the session is to leave with a clear definition, philosophy & techniques for a successful cross cultural communication.

Speakers
avatar for Hye Yong Min

Hye Yong Min

Chief of Communications, Seoul International School
Hye Yong Min, Chief of Communications at Seoul International School, is a graduate of SIS & a Korean American who grew up in Seoul as a third culture kid. While being bi-cultural has not always been fun or easy, the unique experience is now one of the greatest source of joy and pleasure... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
311
  • Target Audience All

11:30am

LUNCH A
Let's eat!
Please note that there are TWO options for lunch times, either LUNCH A or LUNCH B. Please choose when you will eat and pick up your pre-ordered lunch! If you pre-ordered Korean Food pick up is on the 1st floor lobby, otherwise head down to the cafeteria for your food!!

During this time you have FIVE options:
  1. Attend a session during 2A and eat while you learn!
  2. Relax, mingle and enjoy music beats by M.Coleman in the cafeteria
  3. Mingle and explore the many vendors and interactive art on the 1-3rd floors. 
  4. Purchase a book in the Elementary Library. Jackson Kaguri will be signing his books in the library at this time!!
  5. Head to the Auditorium and listen to our GSIS student jazz bands play!

Exhibitors
avatar for Bonn Aif

Bonn Aif

The founding philosophy of this group is 'Everyone cooperates to make good'.The motto is 'to become a company that keeps and grows the pattern'. Here, 'Bonn' means 'principle and trust', which means 'to build trust by keeping the principle'. "Principles" mean the three core values... Read More →
avatar for Otsal Taste of India

Otsal Taste of India

Otsal catering specializes in Indian food for local people and tourists from Leh, Goa in India. Come and smell the aromas of India and enjoy meeting our staff. Stop by to say hello!
avatar for Ryan Wesley Phillips

Ryan Wesley Phillips

Ryan is an American culinary professor, farmer, consultant, probiotic hot sauce maker (single stalk hot sauce), and opened Ryan Smokehouse earlier this year in Korea.  Being from Texas, and missing great BBQ, he started building custom smokers here in Korea for about 5 years now... Read More →
avatar for Brandi Yamada

Brandi Yamada

Brown Butter
Brandi Yamada has been cooking since she was a little girl, growing up in Hawaii. She started Brown Butter Yeongtong pop-up brunches at Harry’s Beer House 1 1/2 years ago. She is the head chef; designing ideas and recipes that make Brown Butter a success. Once a month, the Brown... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cafeteria

11:30am

SESSION 2A
Session 2A is from 11:30AM - 12:30 PM.  Please be respectful to the presenters and other attendees by getting there on time.  Thank you!

Note about lunch:
Session 2 is divided into A and B due to two lunch times in order to accommodate the large number of attendees.  Those presenting in 2A will be having lunch during 2B, and those presenting in 2B will eat in 2A time slot.  Attendees, please choose your lunch time and session accordingly.  Remember that your lunch item was pre-ordered, please stick with what you have ordered! Thank you!

Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
TBA

11:30am

Visible Thinking Strategies and Its Importance in Early Childhood Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
  1. Understand the purpose of visible teaching strategies.
  2. Identify developmentally appropriate Visible Thinking Strategies for young learners.  
  3. Reflect on current classroom practices and investigate how visible learning strategies can be utilised in your own context. 
Session Description:
A presentation on how Visible Thinking Strategies can enhance learning in early years classes based on Harvard Education's Visible Thinking Strategies for Preschool and Visual Learners in Reggio-inspired Schools. Participants will discover the importance of these strategies from the examples that would be provided. The content of the presentation can easily be applied to their own teaching and learning contexts. 

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Castillo

Pamela Castillo

PYP Coordinator, Early Years, Chadwick International School
Pam is an advocate of early childhood education since she started working with young children. She finished her Masters in Science on Early Childhood Education Leadership, Administration and Management at Walden University.  She is currently the PYP coordinator at Chadwick International... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
205

11:30am

Taking the Complexity out of Compassion: A Focus on Language, Behaviors, and “Skill” vs. “Will”
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1. Unpack the term “compassion”: the why, what, and how.
2. Walk away with resources and ways to explicitly teach, formatively assess, and provide feedback on compassion in action for all students.

Session Description:
While the concept of “showing compassion” comes innately to some students, the idea can be difficult for others to understand and carry out. The challenge then becomes this: how do I encourage more compassion in some students, and create a culture of compassion in my classroom?

In this session, we will explore ways to break down compassion into visible behaviors and specific language. We will walk through the process of determining whether students have the necessary, prerequisite “skills” to demonstrate compassion or the proper “will” to do so.  Finally, we will discuss and connect with resources to assist in teaching, assessing, and providing powerful feedback on compassion in action with all students, not just those with special needs.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin LeBrun

Caitlin LeBrun

ES Learning Support
Caitlin LeBrun is a certified special education teacher with experience in autism and behavior disorders. This will be her third year working as a Learning Support teacher at Chadwick International; prior to this, she taught in the Pacific Northwest of the United States in an inclusion-based... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
209A

11:30am

Compelling Teacher, Captivated Student
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objective:
  1. Learn the science behind power body language
  2. Practice and reflect on the importance of body language  
Session Description:
Compel (v): to have a powerful and irresistible effect, influence, etc.
Captivate (v): to attract and hold the attention or interest of, as by beauty or excellence; enchant.

In this session we will learn the power of body language and the science behind it that makes educators more charismatic and engages all students.  Why would students to care to learn if we can't convince them that we care for them? Let's learn to speak their language, in speech and body!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Pownall

Michelle Pownall

Secondary School Counselor
Michelle has been an early childhood educator since 2003. It wasn't until later on that she realized her passion for teaching became a passion in helping others achieve their highest potential in more than just academics. In 2010 Michelle graduated with a master's degree in school... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
312

11:30am

Enabling school to be an extension of home: Taking care of the heart of learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objective:
To present a model and a set of strategies to create an advisory program that can help schools promote well being in a sustainable manner.

Session Description:
If we are to educate whole students to become responsible social agents and balanced individuals, we need to develop systems to enable them to engage with a set of skills that go beyond the academic and target the one subject they will study forever: Life.  

What are the skills that secondary schools should be interested in fostering in order for students to succeed after graduation? How can schools develop systems to support the ignition, development, and mastery of skills that help students become better professionals, future parents… and human beings? Why are the formative years of secondary education crucial to nurture talents, attitudes and values in teenagers? How are schools’ missions enhanced when they know they procure the development of well-rounded individuals who will graduate life successfully? Join us in this session and learn about a model and a set of strategies to enable your school to become an extension of home, while taking care of the heart of learning: the Students.

Speakers
avatar for Juan Rafael Angel

Juan Rafael Angel

MYP Coordinator
Aside from his ongoing involvement with the IB as a workshop leader, J. Rafael Angel collaborated in the design and standardization of the Teacher Support Materials for the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) Next Chapter, and is part of the MYP Language Acquisition Curriculum Review.  He... Read More →
avatar for Glau Serralvo

Glau Serralvo

IBDP Coordinator
Highly influenced by the works of her fellow countrymen Paulo Freire (Pedagogy of Hope & Pedagogy of the Oppressed), Dr. Glau Serralvo is a passionate and caring educator who strives to design learning environments of excellence with a humane approach.  While her academic research... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
209B

11:30am

Chemistry Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Share ideas for teaching chemistry using hands-on lab activities and demonstrations

Session Description:
Welcome HS Chemistry teachers. During this session, we will share ideas for teaching chemistry!! We will break down each unit and go over activities and lab experiments that we like to do with our class. It will be a great opportunity to share our ideas as we all come from different schools. 

Speakers
avatar for John (Hyon) Park

John (Hyon) Park

John (Hyon) Park has been teaching high school science for the past seven years both in the States and in Korea. He has graduated with B.S. in Chemical Engineering at University of Florida and did his Master's of Education at Auburn University. He enjoys teaching chemistry and is... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
407

11:30am

English as an Additional Language, Job Alike
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
To network and learn with and from English as an Additional Language teachers or teachers who teach English Language Learners.

Session Description:
Have you ever had students who came to your school with limited English? Do you work with English Language Learners (ELLs) and collaborate with teachers to support ELLs?  Then this is the session for you!

This session will provide you with the opportunity to connect with teachers from other schools who understand what it is like to work with ELLs and teachers of ELLs. Come share your successes and concerns as well as receive input from other teachers who are facing similar situations. Together, we will tackle issues of commonality and make sure you can go away with practical tips.

Speakers
avatar for Lucia Jeong

Lucia Jeong

EAL Teacher
Lucia Jeong is an English as an Additional Language Teacher (EAL) in the upper elementary division at Gyeonggi Suwon International School. With a brother who is ten years younger than she is, Lucia has always loved children and has developed a natural interest in teaching young students... Read More →
avatar for Misty Skidmore

Misty Skidmore

EAL Coordinator
Misty Skidmore is an teacher and coach who is passionate about LEARNING and FUN! She has been a full-time educator since 2004 teaching in public, private and international schools.  Her experience ranges from the United States, Bolivia, Ghana and South Korea.  This is her 5th year... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
301

11:30am

Multi-Age Classrooms Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
  1. Network and connect with teachers who teach in multi-grade classrooms
  2. Share successful practices in multi-grade classrooms


Session Description:
Are you teaching in a multi-grade classroom? Let's get together and talk! What is going well? What isn't going so well? What you want to know more about? We will take time to explore these questions, brainstorm ideas, and look for ways to continue our conversation throughout the year to best support our students.


Speakers
avatar for Jillian Iwanuk

Jillian Iwanuk

Lower Elementary Classroom Teacher, Kwangju Foreign School
Elementary teacher in an early childhood role. You can't grow unless you stretch! Looking forward to connecting with others and learning more about early literacy and numeracy!


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
202

11:30am

School Nurses' Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Let's share our up-to-date knowledge, experiences, and strategies for students' well-being.

Session Description:
We will discuss immunizations, physicals, and communicable diseases in the school. Please bring your questions on those topics.

Speakers
avatar for Jae Eun Lah

Jae Eun Lah

School Nurse, Seoul Foreign School
Jae-Eun joined Seoul Foreign School as a school nurse in 2007 and enjoys working with students and teachers. She has been a registered nurse since 1989 when she graduated from Yonsei University with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. She also completed her master’s degree at Indiana... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
308

11:30am

Visual Arts in Elementary, Job ALike
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's get together as a PLN to share units, techniques, ideas and best practices. Bring your best idea/favourite technique to share with other Elementary Art teachers in Korea.  

Speakers
avatar for Susan Kim

Susan Kim

ES Art Teacher
Susan Kim is passionate about providing abundant choice in an emergent curriculum.   Susan is currently a PYP Visual Arts educator at Gyeonggi Suwon International School. She works with young artists from PreK to Grade 5.  Her mission is to encourage artists of all ages to advocate... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Art Room 110

11:30am

Transactional vs. Transformative Leadership
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1) Be able to deconstruct "transactional" vs "transformative" leadership
2) Gain research-based insights on relational teaching and how to promote it within your school

Session Description:
Many educators around the world would categorize themselves largely as Transformative educators. The implications for students at these schools are far reaching. In this session we will explore what Transactional and Transformative relationships in the classroom look like: Are we developing givers or takers in our classrooms? What is the importance of relationship building and its implications on learning? How do transformative approaches affect the Cognitive and Affective Domains in our students?

Speakers
avatar for JP Rader

JP Rader

GSIS HS Principal
J.P. Rader is the Secondary School Principal at Gyeonggi Suwon International School. He is also a husband to the beautiful Helen Rader, father to three awesome kids, and a grandfather to a vicious group of five little ones.  It is his third year at GSIS but 37th year overall in Korea... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
204

11:30am

Forget standards, teacher. Let's talk about POINTS!... and miles
Limited Capacity seats available

**Please note that this session is during lunch.  YOU MUST BRING YOUR LUNCH TO ATTEND THIS SESSION, as this session is NOT meant to take away from the conference themed sessions.  Thank you!**

Session Objective:
To learn how to maximize credit card points and miles to fly for free, fly business, or stay in fancy hotels, all while maintaining a strong credit score.

Session Description:
In this session, we will cover the components of your credit score and how to open and close cards with little to no negative impact on your score. From there we will move onto the different types of point currencies and how to maximize them as well as answer the question "which card is the best card." The third portion of the presentation will be an example of how to move points and miles to redeem them for free tickets (economy or business) . I will leave the end of the session for Q&A.  


Speakers
avatar for Nate Samuelson

Nate Samuelson

Middle School Teacher
Nate Samuelson has been maximizing credit card points and miles for the last 5 years on experiences like traveling for free, spending time in Singapore Air's suites, and enjoying time with his wife at an overwater villa in the Maldives. Nate has made presentations in multiple countries... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
303

11:30am

Amplify Student Voice with Flipgrid
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Outcomes:
1. Get your Flipgrid account set up!  
2. Get inspired on how you can incorporate Flipgrid into your classroom.

Session Description:
Do you want to get all learners involved in sharing their voices and ideas?  Come learn more about amplifying student voices with Flipgrid!  You are sure to leave inspired with how to utilize this versatile and super easy-to-use tech tool! Not a techie? Not an issue at all! Flipgrid is accessible for everyone, we promise.  Come join us!

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Burnell

Melissa Burnell

G5 Teacher
Melissa Burnell teaches Grade 5 at Chadwick International School in South Korea and is constantly exploring new ways to provide learners with opportunities for growth and agency.  She has taught in the USA, UAE, China, and South Korea.  Melissa is a Seesaw Ambassador, Flipgrid Ambassador... Read More →
avatar for Sean Forde

Sean Forde

ES Technology Coach
Sean Forde, is the VS Tech Integration Coach at Chadwick International. Prior to his time at CI, he has also taught K-5 STEAM at the American School of Milan in Italy. He found his love for tech integration and global collaborations while teaching G1 and G2 in the remote Alaskan village... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
302

11:30am

Apple A Day...
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning possibilities. Come and decide what you'd like to play around with at our playground with one of the ADEs and explore.  You’ll love the VR options.  Come discover the Everyone Can Create series, too.

Stop by during 2A or 2B, whenever your lunch time is, and we’ll be available for drop-in play-arounds throughout the Session 3 time.  Have a go on one of the Macs or iPad Pros at our ADE Playground!

No need to sign up; a stop-by session.

Apple Distinguished Educators:
In 1994, Apple created the Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) program to recognize K–12 and higher-education pioneers who are using Apple technology to transform teaching and learning. These are the educators who are looking to change the world. They are active leaders from around the world helping other educators rethink what’s possible with iPad and Mac to make learning deeply personal for every student.


Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Distinguished Educators

Apple Distinguished Educators

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
2nd Floor Lobby
  • Target Audience All

11:30am

Hands-On Fun Learning: Robots!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Hands-on fun learning
2. Ideas for teaching algorithms and computational thinking form Early Years through Elementary classes

Session Description: 
In recent years, interest in Computational Thinking has grown hugely, especially in the world of education. England was one of the first countries to embrace the idea of teaching Computational Thinking and in 2013 released a new curriculum for schools which specifically included Computing or a new computing curriculum. The new curriculum opens with the statement that: “A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.”

Computational Thinking (CT) involves considering complex problems and developing solutions in such a way that a human or computer can understand. The key techniques used in CT are Logic, Algorithms, Decomposition, Patterns, Abstraction and Evaluation. Using Computational Thinking helps children approach problems in different ways. Not only can it help children as they learn to program or code, it can help them tackle problems across different subjects e.g. tackling mathematical problems.  Educators are developing a range of approaches to teach CT and embed it in learning. These approaches are both with and without technology.  Educators have found significant benefit in using educational floor robots to help children develop their understanding of Computational Thinking. Simple robots such as Bee-Bot and Blue-Bot allow children to have real world, concrete experiences. Using these robots children develop programming skills to solve simple problems in an accessible way.

Come and learn some more and have fun trying our robots to see how simple and versatile they are to cover all areas of the curriculum.


Speakers
avatar for Fiona Moring

Fiona Moring

Education Resources Manager for Early Years and Elementary
Fiona now works at TTS Group UK and is a qualified primary school teacher. She received her PGCE in Upper Primary from Swansea University.  Prior to joining TTS she has lived, travelled and taught in various countries including Japan.  There she learnt Japanese and got her Masters... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Secondary Library

11:30am

How To Never Forget To Do Anything Ever Again: The Art of Getting Things Done
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
  1. Learn a total life system to get things done in less time. 
  2. Learn how to never forget anything again
Session Description:
Do you find yourself losing track of what needs to get done today? Have you ever thought, "Ah! I forgot to do that!"? Do you want to learn how to get more things done in less time? The GSD system teaches you how to never forget anything ever again. You will learn how to combine work, home, everything, into one system to take control of your life. 

Speakers
avatar for Brogan Pratt

Brogan Pratt

ES Tech Teacher
Brogan grew up on a small horse, goat, chicken, duck, dog, and cat farm in Maple Ridge, British Columbia (we joke that my mother’s nickname is ‘Noah’ as we had 2 of every animal). From a young age I developed a relentlessly goal-orientated world view. I've trained to become... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
311

11:30am

Watch out, I am a SheFighter!
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1. Build confidence
2. Movement for physical and emotional strength

Session Description:
If you're signing up for Lina's session, come dressed in comfortable clothes easy to move in! Join her to experience what her #SheFighter training is like.  This session is open for men and women especially for KORCOS.  Learn the following: General awareness tips in self-defense; weak points in the human body and confidence; and basic self-defense techniques, e.g. wrist release; escaping choke holds, hair grabs, and ground attacks; bear hug.

Speakers
avatar for Lina Khalifeh

Lina Khalifeh

Founder, #SheFighter
“I didn’t find one real solution for violence against women,” says Lina.  "And so, I created #SheFighter."SheFighter was born of Lina's mind in January 2010, and through her tireless efforts, SheFighter became a legitimate and legally registered business in April 2010 in Amman... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Gym B
  • Target Audience All

12:30pm

LUNCH B
Please note that you will only choose ONE of the sessions between 2A and 2B, not both.  If you are assigned to LUNCH B, you will sign up for 2A.

If you are assigned to LUNCH A, you will choose from 2B only.

Exhibitors
avatar for Otsal Taste of India

Otsal Taste of India

Otsal catering specializes in Indian food for local people and tourists from Leh, Goa in India. Come and smell the aromas of India and enjoy meeting our staff. Stop by to say hello!
avatar for Ryan Wesley Phillips

Ryan Wesley Phillips

Ryan is an American culinary professor, farmer, consultant, probiotic hot sauce maker (single stalk hot sauce), and opened Ryan Smokehouse earlier this year in Korea.  Being from Texas, and missing great BBQ, he started building custom smokers here in Korea for about 5 years now... Read More →
avatar for Brandi Yamada

Brandi Yamada

Brown Butter
Brandi Yamada has been cooking since she was a little girl, growing up in Hawaii. She started Brown Butter Yeongtong pop-up brunches at Harry’s Beer House 1 1/2 years ago. She is the head chef; designing ideas and recipes that make Brown Butter a success. Once a month, the Brown... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cafeteria

12:30pm

SESSION 2B
Let's eat!
Please note that there are TWO options for lunch times, either LUNCH A or LUNCH B. Please choose when you will eat and pick up your pre-ordered lunch! If you pre-ordered Korean Food, pick up is on the 1st floor lobby, otherwise head down to the cafeteria for your food!!

During this time you have FIVE options:
  1. Attend a session during 2B and eat while you learn!
  2. Relax, mingle and enjoy music beats by M.Coleman in the cafeteria
  3. Mingle and explore the many vendors and interactive art on the 1-3rd floors. 
  4. Purchase a book in the Elementary Library.
  5. Head to the Auditorium and listen to our GSIS student jazz bands play!

Exhibitors
avatar for Bonn Aif

Bonn Aif

The founding philosophy of this group is 'Everyone cooperates to make good'.The motto is 'to become a company that keeps and grows the pattern'. Here, 'Bonn' means 'principle and trust', which means 'to build trust by keeping the principle'. "Principles" mean the three core values... Read More →
avatar for Otsal Taste of India

Otsal Taste of India

Otsal catering specializes in Indian food for local people and tourists from Leh, Goa in India. Come and smell the aromas of India and enjoy meeting our staff. Stop by to say hello!
avatar for Ryan Wesley Phillips

Ryan Wesley Phillips

Ryan is an American culinary professor, farmer, consultant, probiotic hot sauce maker (single stalk hot sauce), and opened Ryan Smokehouse earlier this year in Korea.  Being from Texas, and missing great BBQ, he started building custom smokers here in Korea for about 5 years now... Read More →
avatar for Brandi Yamada

Brandi Yamada

Brown Butter
Brandi Yamada has been cooking since she was a little girl, growing up in Hawaii. She started Brown Butter Yeongtong pop-up brunches at Harry’s Beer House 1 1/2 years ago. She is the head chef; designing ideas and recipes that make Brown Butter a success. Once a month, the Brown... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Various Locations

12:30pm

Enhancing the Quality and Professionalism of Coaching
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1) Gain a better understanding of coaching principles
2) Enhance your coaching style to better serve the student-athlete
3) Take away practical tools to use in your coaching

Session Description:
The American Sport Education Program has provided the National Federation of High School coaches a certification course that discusses the principles of coaching, team management, physical training, athlete behavior, and teaching.  This session will touch upon the highlights of this course and provide a forum for experienced and new coaches to learn from each other in order to improve their own coaching.  For ADs, the session will provide guidelines for training new coaches. As a certified ASEP instructor, John has condensed this course and focussed it for the international teacher and coach audience.  There will be practical tools that every participant can apply to his or her own coaching.

Speakers
avatar for John Bertken

John Bertken

Athletics Director
John has been in secondary education as a teacher and coach since 1991 and athletic administration for over 15 years, most of which was in San Francisco at an all-boys Catholic high school.  He joined that faculty in the school's second year and took over a program with 4 varsity... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
203

12:30pm

Building a Concept-Based Writing Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1) Gain ideas for structuring a writing workshop that works for you
2) Learn methods of transforming a writing workshop to more effectively promote conceptual understanding

Session Description:
Have you ever felt like there aren't enough hours in the day to pull off everything you'd like to do with your students? Does adding a devoted writing workshop to that day seem like a wonderful but impossible dream? What if you could use your writing workshop as a natural and essential component of your curriculum?

This session will provide attendees with an opportunity to view one method of setting up a writing workshop that works within the context of the larger curriculum to not only enhance conceptual understanding and unit content, but to provide an outlet for reflection, assessment, and creativity.

Please bring a copy of a unit planner from your school and a set of your school's writing objectives for your current grade level if possible.  If not, no worries - examples will be provided!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Busse

Eric Busse

G5 Teacher
Eric Busse is currently a fifth grade teacher at Chadwick International. Before making the leap to becoming an international elementary school teacher, he taught English at language academies in Korea for nearly ten years. Having come from a background of musicians and writers, he... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
204

12:30pm

The Importance of Play
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1) Unleash your inner child
2) Experience inquiry, play and understand why we must advocate for play

Session Description:
In today’s busy culture of after school tutoring, high stake tests and Common Core, children are being asked to grow up at an alarming rate. As educators, parents and administration, it is our job to defend the child’s most important work: play.

In this session, tap into your inner child and rediscover the joy of  inquiry! Play, laugh and discover! Examine the WHY behind play-based learning and take away the data that supports it.  When your colleague asks you what you did in the session, hopefully you can say, “I just played” with an invigorated understanding of how profound that statement is!

Speakers
avatar for Kailyn Angella

Kailyn Angella

Early Childhood Teacher, Korea International School
Kailyn McLean Angella is an Early Years teacher and department lead at Korea International School, Seoul Campus.  Kailyn’s background in the early years started when she graduated from Western Washington University specializing in Elementary and Special Education. Since then, she... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
202

12:30pm

Compassion in Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Learn how to create compassionate and creative change agents in your classroom
2. Share inspiration

Session Description:
This session will focus on ways to engage compassionate and creative change agents in your classrooms or communities you serve.  Come hear of the ways to inspire students to have empathy, be compassionate and start looking at themselves as change agents.

We as individuals tend to suppress our creativity and consume finished products.  We tend to think someone else will do what needs to be done. I am a living example of a change agent. I saw a problem and came up with a creative solution to solve it. I did it, and you can do it, too.

Come and walk away with five specific bullet points and examples of how to implement them in your schools.

Speakers
avatar for T. Jackson Kaguri

T. Jackson Kaguri

Founder, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Born in the rural Ugandan village of Nyakagyezi, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s pursuit of learning led him to study at Makerere University in Kampala, and subsequently to Columbia University in New York City, where he studied Human Rights Advocacy as a visiting scholar. In 2001, in response to the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS in his home village and surrounding... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium

12:30pm

Globalize Your Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1. Explore ways to "Globalize"  lessons for all students
2. Learn about professional opportunities related to Global Education

Session Description:
Have you ever wondered how you can take more advantage of the host country we live in while still teaching your required curriculum? Have you worried about how to better prepare your students to solve problems in our global society? This session will cover how to increase global competency in students through examining learning outcomes from National Geographic's Learning Framework and the Asia Society's Center for Global Education. Participants will take away examples and thoughts about how to expand their own lessons to help students become more globally competent. Session attendees will also learn about related professional development opportunities to expand their own knowledge of Global Education.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Goldsmith

Kim Goldsmith

Special Education Teacher
Kim is a National Board Certified special education teacher originally from Chicago, Illinois. She has taught students with intellectual disabilities and autism in the United States, Japan, and presently teaches American students in South Korea. Sharing her extensive international... Read More →
avatar for Emily Hatch

Emily Hatch

ES Music Teacher
Emily Hatch believes that music is an instrument to educate students’ hearts and minds to engage an interconnected world.  Emily’s elementary school students create, perform, and respond to music while they develop 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, and critical... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
301

12:30pm

How Design Thinking shapes a dynamic learning space
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objective:
Demonstrate how space shapes behaviours using the Design Thinking process to transform a learning experience.

Session Description:
We will conduct an interactive workshop about the use of the design thinking process in designing learning spaces. We will use a Deck among the participants to understand the School Vision, Pedagogy, Inspiration, Personas, Principles and Program. The goal is to include design elements that reflect the understanding of what impact learning spaces can have, building a sharing session by prototyping ideas: what will the spaces look like? How will the space shape student behaviors?

Speakers
avatar for Ambroise d'Hauteville

Ambroise d'Hauteville

Education APAC Director, Steelcase
Ambroise has been with Steelcase Education since May 2018 after 5 years in leading the China Direct Market. He has also led the Education business in the greater China region since 2016.  In these roles, he applies his international experience and local knowledge of workplace strategy... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
210

12:30pm

History Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
  1. Discuss the changes to AP World History for the 2019-2020 school year.  
  2. Focus on skills based teaching while diving deeper into content.
Session Description:
The teaching of history has been a constant struggle, how do we teach everything in just one year or one semester? In this session we will discuss the trials of teaching AP courses at such a fast pace and focus on ways to dive deeper into the content. With a focus on skills rather than content this session should prove beneficial to teachers looking to make changes and take some chances within their classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Riniker

Matthew Riniker

Dept. Head AP U.S. & AP World History Teacher, Cheongna Dalton School
Matthew Riniker has been an educator for over a decade and is in his 4th year teaching AP World & U.S. History at Cheongna Dalton School. Matthew has taught in various locations around the world, a majority of which has in South Korea. In the last few years he has focused on ways... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
303

12:30pm

Library Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

The librarians job alike is a chance for library staff to discuss topics specific to school libraries, share information, and make connections with other librarians at international schools in Korea.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Choo

Linda Choo

Librarian, Cheongna Dalton School
Linda Choo is in her fifth year as a librarian for grades PK-12 at Cheongna Dalton School. Prior to this, she earned a master's degree in library and information services and worked as a librarian for seven years in the United States.


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Secondary Library

12:30pm

Math Chats
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Share Math Practices with Other Math Professionals

Session Description:
Let's talk math.

We don't get much time to share our own practices and learn about what others do in Math class. Join us and others excited about math to talk about our craft. (And also subconsciously learn about facilitating discussions in math.)

The session will consist of small group discussions with other attendees with guided questions and prompts to facilitate discussion.  

Speakers
avatar for Robert Mijares

Robert Mijares

An engineer turned teacher, Robert Mijares is excited to help math come alive for students and be an advocate for teachers as a teaching and learning coach at KIS .  He believes that teachers who are excited about what they teach inspire students to be excited about what they learn... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
209B

12:30pm

SEN Coordinators/Teachers Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Connect with educators who work with students with special needs, and share ways to support other teachers in that role

Session Description:
Come talk with others who speak your educational language, experience similar joys, understand your challenges, and can laugh about it--most days.  Bring your best ideas to swap and learn from others.

Speakers
avatar for Robin DuRant

Robin DuRant

Learning Support
Robin DuRant has been teaching a variety of subjects, to mostly students with special needs, a in a variety of settings, or over 30 years.  She's learned some things along the way, and sometimes they gave her a degree or credential or certificate for it.


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
211

12:30pm

Visual Arts Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
  1. Share ideas on collaborative activities to engage students in learning how to analyze the context and formal qualities of artwork. 
  2. Expand Professional Learning Network (PLN)
Session Description:
Often our students come to art class expecting to just make art, least to read and write an art analysis. For many ELL's, even to read to comprehend the artwork's context is a struggle already before generating an analysis in English. Often, students see and know certain formal qualities of an artwork but need assistance in how to deepen their understanding by making connection to the context. 

In this session, let's share our strategies and collaborate on the activities that makes art analysis easy and fun. In addition, let's share ways we are enhancing our students' context development and visual communication.

Speakers
avatar for Risa Kim

Risa Kim

Art Teacher, GSIS
Risa Kim, born in Seoul, moved to New Zealand with her family at age 15. As a teenage immigrant, writing and speaking was the last thing she wanted to do at school although English was one of her favorite subjects in Korea before moving to NZ. And, she became a teacher. She teaches... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
SS Art Room 108

12:30pm

Free Flights/Hotels: How to make the most of your life abroad
Limited Capacity seats available

**Please note that this session is during lunch.  YOU MUST BRING YOUR LUNCH TO ATTEND THIS SESSION, as this session is NOT meant to take away from the conference themed sessions.  Thank you!**

Session Objective:
1. Receive free flights and hotels
2. Begin to build "status" with airlines/hotels to get free perks

Session Description:
In this session, you will learn how to receive free kickbacks from airlines/hotels for normal spending habits. We all are living abroad and flying in airplanes/ staying in hotels much more frequent than if we were in our home countries. In my session, you will learn how to use credit cards to your advantage and how to obtain status with airlines/hotel quicker. 

Speakers
avatar for Blake Roberts

Blake Roberts

Middle School Teacher, Chadwick International
Blake Roberts is in his second year abroad as the Middle School Learning Specialist at Chadwick International School. Blake comes from the mountains of Southwest Virginia, teaching and coaching in the high school setting. He has taught in a co-taught class, self-contained class, and... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
209A

12:30pm

Apple A Day ...
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning possibilities. Come and decide what you'd like to play around with at our playground with one of the ADEs and explore.  You’ll love the VR options.  Come discover the Everyone Can Create series, too.

Stop by during 2A or 2B, whenever your lunch time is, and we’ll be available for drop-in play-arounds throughout the Session 3 time.  Have a go on one of the Macs or iPad Pros at our ADE Playground!

No need to sign up; a stop-by session.

Apple Distinguished Educators:
In 1994, Apple created the Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) program to recognize K–12 and higher-education pioneers who are using Apple technology to transform teaching and learning. These are the educators who are looking to change the world. They are active leaders from around the world helping other educators rethink what’s possible with iPad and Mac to make learning deeply personal for every student.


Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Distinguished Educators

Apple Distinguished Educators

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
2nd Floor Lobby

12:30pm

Blow off some STEAM in the Math Classroom!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
Learn how to incorporate Project Based Learning with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and (applied) Mathematics in the High School Math Classroom.  Inspire students to become makers with Project Based Learning 

Session Description:
The most dreaded question that math teachers get asked in the classroom is “when will we ever use this?” In this session, you will walk away with a minimum of 9 “STEAM” projects that are aligned with units of study in an Algebra II or Precalculus course that answer this question. All projects can be modified to fit the needs of the course! Let’s turn our math classes into maker-spaces and our students into makers! 

Speakers
avatar for Ms. Kaleena Carter

Ms. Kaleena Carter

Secondary Mathematics Teacher, Korea Kent Foreign School
Kaleena Carter has been a secondary mathematics teacher for ten years. She taught in her home state of Michigan and the San Francisco Unified school district in California before she began teaching internationally in South Korea. She holds an M.A in Fine Art and a B.A in Mathematics... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
311

12:30pm

The Power of Home Movies
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Learn best practices for digital storytelling
2. Grab great ideas for student film projects  
3. Take away a treasure of video making resources

Session Description:
It’s simple … when kids make movies lives are changed.  Storytelling is uniquely human.  When told through video,  students embrace the highest functions of cognitive and character development.  This session combines the art of digital storytelling with the language of filmmaking.  It provides a valuable bank of ideas to get started and resources to sustain storytelling in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Education Technology
Scott Smith has been a dendrite developer for over two decades. He has deep experience as a classroom teacher from elementary to university. He was the architect of a Master’s Degree graduate program that embraced digital portfolios as a metric of personal and professional growth... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
312

1:40pm

SESSION 3
Session 3 is from 1:40 - 2:40 PM.  Please be respectful to the presenters and other attendees by getting there on time.  Thank you!

Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Various Locations

1:40pm

What are they thinking?!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Get a peak at your students’ thought processes using formative assessment to drive instruction and improve student understanding
2. Learn new strategies for deep classroom discussion that involve all students

Session Description:
Peek into your students' thought processes using formative assessment to drive instruction and improve student understanding. This session is mainly for middle and high school science teachers; however, some of these strategies can be used in elementary levels and all math levels, too!

Participants will gain skills on effective formative assessment use, specific formative assessment questions (probes into students’ thinking about content), methods to increase student participation in activities and classroom discussions, and a basic understanding of a guided 5 E model of inquiry-based instruction. This session is grounded in affective inquiry, coupled with hands-on science investigations and engaging formative assessment strategies. Participants engage in all aspects of learning during this session...actually modeling what their students will do when these strategies are implemented in the classroom, the most effective way of insuring new ideas and strategies will be replicated. 

Speakers
avatar for John Mizell

John Mizell

HS Science, Korea International School
John Mizell is an environmental science teacher at Korea International School, in Bundang-gu, South Korea. For the last four years, John has been educating at Martin L. Nesbitt Jr. Discovery Academy in Asheville, NC, a public STEM themed Project-Based Learning school. This is his... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
303

1:40pm

Sports Council: Empowering Students to Lead
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Learn about the potential of creating a student-led Sports Council
2. Ideate around how student-let club programs can be implemented in your own schools

Session Description:
In this session, we - two high school students and I - will share about the SFS Sports Council, a student-run club that helps support the SFS Athletics program.  We will share the history of the club's creation, the functions and structures of the club, and our experience empowering the students into supporting and developing SFS Athletics.  We hope that ADs, coaches and school leaders will consider the possibility of creating a similar group at their respective schools to support their own athletic programs and connect students in their journey of sports council leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Rader

Paul Rader

HS English Teacher
Paul grew up in Seoul as a son of international school teachers and attended Seoul Foreign School.  After graduating high school he attended Asbury University in Kentucky and completed his BS in Secondary English Education.  After graduation Paul started his teaching career in 2009... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
413

1:40pm

From Conflicts to Opportunities
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Outcome(s):
Learn how to teach students conflict-resolution skills

Session Description:
Conflict is a normal part of our lives. After all, students can’t be expected to agree and get along all the time... but do they know how to resolve their differences? The key is not to avoid conflict but to help students learn how to resolve them in a healthy way without furthering harm to others and themselves.  Learn how to guide students through problems and appreciations as they learn conflict management skills.  When handled in a respectful, positive way, conflicts can actually provide an opportunity to strengthen the community in your classroom.  Oh, and yes, the little guys do this... my Grade 1s!

Speakers
avatar for Helen Rader

Helen Rader

G1 Teacher
Dr. Helen Rader is an experienced, energetic, and vibrant educator.  She loves empowering students with tools to communicate effectively and purposefully with intentional opportunities in the classroom. Since starting her teaching career, she has taught Physical Education, Kindergarten... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
205

1:40pm

Design Thinking in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. Have fun with the design process
2. Collaborate with others to design a solution to a problem

Session Description:
In this hands-on session, learn how the design thinking framework can help your students solve problems. A great session if you are new to design thinking and want to integrate the framework into your classroom practice. See more at: www.designthinkerlab.com.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Breedlove

Heather Breedlove

Digital Learning Coach
Heather Breedlove is passionate about using technology to help students engage and create. As a Digital Learning Coach at Seoul Foreign School, she works with teachers to meet their goals for student learning with digital integration. She is a Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
202

1:40pm

The Makerspace and Student Agency
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Explore the notion of student agency; ponder how materials and the learning environment influence student agency

Session Description:
While the Makerspace has been the subject of recent research in the areas of the arts, design, digital literacy, etc; less work has been done on the relationship between children's agency and the space where the making happens. This workshop will focus on research surrounding agency and human geography conducted within an elementary school Makerspace at an international school in Beijing. Participants will take a peek inside this low-tech, organic example of a Maker Space through the digital documentation of mixed-age projects; with the goal of highlighting the enactment of agency within this space. They will engage in a collaborative brainstorm on how to support/refine a 'maker mindset' in their own contexts. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Le Varge

Jennifer Le Varge

Seoul Campus Principal, Korea International School
Jennifer is a Reggio Emilia enthusiast, and is a proponent of inquiry-driven curricula. She is proud to be an IB PYP Workshop Leader, School Visit Team Leader, and Consultant. She is currently the Seoul Campus Principal at Korea International School, and tweets via @VargeLe.


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
209A

1:40pm

Differentiation--On Beyond Learning Styles
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objective:
Learn how to differentiate and include students with diverse learning needs without planning completely different lessons

Session Description: 
It is the responsibility of every teacher, any teacher, all teachers, to ensure that each student is exposed to teaching and learning that reaches them as individual learners! So how do you do that without planning the same lesson several times? You're already presenting visually, audibly and kinesthetically, and still your students aren't quite there--except for the ones way past you.  Differentiation is how you reach students with different abilities, using the same lesson frame.  Let's explore how to do that together!




Speakers
avatar for Robin DuRant

Robin DuRant

Learning Support
Robin DuRant has been teaching a variety of subjects, to mostly students with special needs, a in a variety of settings, or over 30 years.  She's learned some things along the way, and sometimes they gave her a degree or credential or certificate for it.


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
204

1:40pm

Fostering a K through 12 Science Community
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1. Gain science ideas for elementary teachers
2. Encourage collaboration between elementary and secondary science teachers and students
3. Gain ways to inspire secondary students in science to apply their learning and present their findings to a multitude of audiences

Session Description: 
Welcome to Science K-12! This session will focus on providing a multitude of science activities for elementary teachers to use in their classes for any unit. This session will also include sharing of collaboration techniques and ways to involve secondary students to be role models in science for elementary students.  The session aims to share appropriate ways for secondary science to engage at the elementary level, empowering teachers to reach outside of their grade levels to collaborate with colleagues who teach different age levels.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Chan

Olivia Chan

IB MYP & DP Biology, Head of Department
Olivia Chan was born in Hong Kong and raised in Markham, Canada.  She graduated from the Concurrent Education Program at Queen’s University with a major in Biology and a minor in English Language and Literature. Olivia is a passionate Biology teacher and coach. She believes in... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
309A

1:40pm

Making our students' thinking more visible
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1. Identify different thinking tools
2. Evaluate tools that support students' thinking  

Session Description:
How do you encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning? How do you ensure that students reflect on their thinking? How do you make thinking visible in your classroom? Thinking is a skill, which must be explicitly taught. Teaching students how to think independently increases understanding, engagement and independence in the learning process.

This workshop explores how to use a variety of tools to promote visual thinking on a daily basis in the classroom, using thinking routines developed from Project Zero at Harvard University, De Bono’s Thinking Hats, and a variety of other tools that allow the students the opportunity to work collaboratively to explore sophisticated thinking processes in a supportive atmosphere. We will experiment with these tools and routines to discover how to develop student thinking through a non-judgmental platform and decide which tool is most appropriate for the task.

Speakers
avatar for Lyneth Magsalin

Lyneth Magsalin

IBPYP Coordinator, Chadwick Internatiomal
Lyneth Magsalin is passionate about teaching, inspiring and challenging her students to become lifelong learners as a lifelong learner herself. When she began her career as an educator, her emotions mirrored her students in that she was excited, overwhelmed and eager to see how each... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
203

1:40pm

Use of Retrieval Practice in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objective:
Gain practical ideas on how you could use retrieval practice in your classroom to improve the attainment of your students

Session Description:
Have you ever wondered how you can improve your students’ study skills? Do you despair at the last minute cramming habits of students? If this is the case, then please listen and participate in this learning experience. We can, as educators, improve our students learning strategies, whilst also fitting in the themes of Compassion, Creativity and Change!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hay

Andrew Hay

IBDP Business Management
Andy was born and raised in a small coastal town (Whitley Bay) in the North East of England. He is a keen ‘Soccer’ player and plays competitively in Korea. He holds a BA in Business Administration and an MA in Educational Leadership. During his teaching career, he has used a range... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
211

1:40pm

Empowering Student Voice: Using Podcasts, Flipgrid & Social Media to Showcase Young Voices
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. Reflect on the importance of empowering student voice
2. Explore different platforms that could allow for students to share their voices to global audiences

Session Description:
In this session, we will be going over the importance of amplifying and empowering student voice for all students, including English language learners who must identify in all aspects with a language that is not their first. We will explore diverse tools which create platforms for students to reflect, showcase and share their learning journeys, as well as express their true selves to various audiences.

Speakers
avatar for Ceci Gomez-Galvez

Ceci Gomez-Galvez

EAL Teacher & Coach, Shekou International School
Ceci is a collaborator, co-teacher and coach who empowers educators to create learning opportunities to suit all language learners' needs. She has been the leader of an ELL support program based on support practices within a sheltered immersion philosophy and the use of differentiation... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
302

1:40pm

Fostering a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
  1. Gain a better understanding of how to create an equitable language classroom
  2. Share and take away research-based best practices to meet the linguistic needs of all students in a language-rich classroom
Session Description:
Remember that time at a restaurant when pointing didn’t work out the way you wanted, and you thought to yourself, I wish I spoke the language? What about that time with the taxi driver? Chances are that you will not learn to speak Korean in this session, but come join a thoughtful dialogue about language! Be ready to have an interactive and fun session that will help you empathize with your English language learners and reflect on your current instructional practices.

Speakers
avatar for Tomas Wallenberg

Tomas Wallenberg

G1 Teacher and Teaching and Learning Coach
Tomás was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, and is an English language learner himself. He has an MA in Bilingual Education and has worked in ESOL classrooms for 12 years. As an immigrant to the United States and part of a language minority, multilingualism and cultural proficiency... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
301

1:40pm

Creating Spaces within Spaces: A Case Study with SFS
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: 

‘Creating spaces within spaces’ is an interactive session challenging all things conventional when it comes to spaces within schools. 

From media labs to open plan learning hubs, this workshop will take you through the journey on how a single use space can be altered and developed to cater for multi use purposes and multiple skills sets allowing students to immerse themselves into their learning experience.  
 
By putting students in control of their learning by creating interactive and engaging spaces, they are indirectly being empowered to embrace the 21st Century Learning skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity and preparing themselves for the workplaces of the future.
 
"We’re not just talking about reconfiguring the layout of a classroom or lecture hall, we’re breaking down the physical confines of these walls altogether, transcending traditional boundaries and reimagining the entire learning experience" (Vickers 2017). 
 
Join us as we explore the endless opportunities of ‘spaces within spaces’


Speakers
avatar for Shastiq Khader-Georgi

Shastiq Khader-Georgi

Principal Learning Space Consultant and Designer
Shastiq is the Director & Primary Learning Space Consultant with LSA Communications working with International Schools and designing their spaces for the past nine years. She has consulted schools in Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam and S. Korea at Seoul Foreign School and Chadwick... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
210

1:40pm

Leading Through Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Leading in a state of flux; how to drive change in your school.

Session Description:
This session will dive into the Facilitative Social Change Leadership Theory by Tichy and DeVanna (2004) with particular reference to the phases of engagement leaders face as they drive change in a school. Anecdotal references to the transformation that occurred at Chadwick International Middle School that sought to meet students' learning needs first and foremost.  

If you are an administrator, teacher-leader, or an aspiring leader, this session will provide ways to lead through times of change and shifts.  

Speakers
avatar for Connie Kim

Connie Kim

Principal, MS, Chadwick International
Connie Kim is in her fifth year as the Middle School Principal at Chadwick International. Her educational career spans 20 years, across three countries, and over six schools. Having joined Chadwick in its infancy, Connie is excited to share her journey in leading through times of... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
209B

1:40pm

Primal Leadership: Impactful Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
Educators are leaders! This session will provide an enriching experience for all participants by empowering them to lead with greater cultural and emotional intelligence.

Session Description:
A leader's Emotional Intelligence directly impacts her or his ability to successfully navigate the challenge of team leadership. Throughout our time together we will learn and practice EI traits that enable leaders to bring the best out of our teams. This session is applicable to all educators, coaches, and advisors.

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Lozano

Eddie Lozano

Student Life | Service Learning, GSIS
Eddie has worked with thousands of international students and hundreds of educators and ministry leaders.  With 13 years of international ministry experience, Eddie serves as Student Minister and Bible Department Head for Gyeonggi Suwon International School where he has developed... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
412

1:40pm

Creating a Culture of Learning through Professional Learning Book Clubs
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Introduce the power of Professional Learning book clubs  
2. Share PL book club ideas and books

Session Description:
This session invites department heads, coordinators, curriculum coaches and the like to participate in a collaborative discussion on professional learning book clubs, how they work, and how they can provide a structure for a team to move towards a common goal. We will share how we have seen book clubs transform the culture of our team at KFS into a culture of challenge, growth, and collaborative learning. All together, participants will share how professional learning works at their respective schools, share ideas for enhancement, and collaborate on how to cultivate teacher agency through collaborative professional learning partnerships.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Keeney

Laura Keeney

PYP Coordinator
Laura was raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, and went to University in Richmond, Virginia.  She has eight years of teaching experience and has taught in Chile, Morocco, and Korea.  This is her fifth year working at Korea Foreign School and her second as PYP Coordinator.  Laura enjoys... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Nunes

Ashley Nunes

ES Teacher
Hailing from Canada, Ashley grew up in a small farming community in Ontario. She is embarking on her sixth year of teaching, having taught in traditional and non-traditional classrooms spanning from kindergarten to grade 12 in Canada and with primary students in Korea. When she isn’t... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
411

1:40pm

Apple A Day...
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning possibilities. Come and decide what you'd like to play around with at our playground with one of the ADEs and explore.  You’ll love the VR options.  Come discover the Everyone Can Create series, too.

Stop by during 2A or 2B, whenever your lunch time is, and we’ll be available for drop-in play-arounds throughout the Session 3 time.  Have a go on one of the Macs or iPad Pros at our ADE Playground!

No need to sign up; a stop-by session.

Apple Distinguished Educators:
In 1994, Apple created the Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) program to recognize K–12 and higher-education pioneers who are using Apple technology to transform teaching and learning. These are the educators who are looking to change the world. They are active leaders from around the world helping other educators rethink what’s possible with iPad and Mac to make learning deeply personal for every student.


Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Distinguished Educators

Apple Distinguished Educators

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
2nd Floor Lobby

1:40pm

I Came, I Saw, I Seesaw’d: Balance Student Learning and Digital Portfolios Using Seesaw
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1) Participate as a student in a Seesaw class to complete a creative activity    
2) Understand Seesaw’s role in documenting student learning and promoting student agency

Session Description:
We’ll explore Seesaw through the roles of student, parent, teacher, and administrator. You’ll see examples of how SFS is using Seesaw to promote agency, document student learning and communicate with parents. Learn teacher hacks for getting the most out of this tool and consider changing the way you document student learning.  

Speakers
avatar for Jillian Zappia

Jillian Zappia

Digital Learning Coach
Jillian got her start in education working as a middle grades language arts teacher in North Carolina. Passionate about travel, technology and education, she earned her Masters in Education in New Literacy and Global Learning. She now works as digital learning coach at Seoul Foreign... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
410

1:40pm

Zero to Youtube Hero: Beginning to Advanced Uses in Education
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. Participants will learn how to integrate interactivity to YouTube videos.
2. Participants will learn the legal implications for unauthorized use of music in YouTube and how to search free-to-use music for video projects.  

Session Description:
If you just search YouTube for videos, you've barely scratched the surface. Come learn how you can better leverage YouTube using filters and playlists. From there, learn how you can make your own videos for instructional content and also make it more interactive with cards, end screens and closed captions.  We'll conclude by exploring case studies of unauthorized use of music on YouTube and how you can direct students to use music that is authorized under Creative Commons to help promote digital citizenship. 

Speakers
avatar for Gary Johnston

Gary Johnston

Technology Coach Schoology Administrator, Korea International School
Gary works as a technology integrationist at Korea International School and has taught internationally for 16 years in Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea. He is a frequent presenter in East Asia and has presented at Learning 2.0, 21st Century Learning, Google Apps Events, and the Vietnam... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
311

1:40pm

Developing a school wide Health program
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Understand key stakeholders in your community
2. Learn various curriculum frame works to draw from in order to an effective action plan

Session Description:
This session will address and answer your questions and concerns about developing a successful health & well-being program.  We live in a time where cyber safety, duty of care, health of students and understanding of what our students face each day is not given the progressive curriculum to deal with these issues responsibly.  This session will demonstrate factual data of our urgency to meet the needs of our students and to also meet the needs of what our parents are expecting from us as educational institutions. 

Speakers
avatar for Calum Stuart

Calum Stuart

School-wide Head of Physical & Health Education
Cal Stuart was raised in Scotland and Australia.  He has taught Physical & Health education in Australia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Thailand over the past 12 years.  He is an IB workshop leader, visiting school leader and MYP Consultant.  His experience includes Vice-principal, MYP... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
310

1:40pm

Watch out, I am a SheFighter!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Build confidence
2. Movement for physical and emotional strength

Session Description:
If you're signing up for Lina's session, come dressed in comfortable clothes easy to move in! Join her to experience what her #SheFighter training is like.  This session is open for men and women especially for KORCOS.  Learn the following: General awareness tips in self-defense; weak points in the human body and confidence; and basic self-defense techniques, e.g. wrist release; escaping choke holds, hair grabs, and ground attacks; bear hug.

Speakers
avatar for Lina Khalifeh

Lina Khalifeh

Founder, #SheFighter
“I didn’t find one real solution for violence against women,” says Lina.  "And so, I created #SheFighter."SheFighter was born of Lina's mind in January 2010, and through her tireless efforts, SheFighter became a legitimate and legally registered business in April 2010 in Amman... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Gym B
  • Target Audience All

2:40pm

COFFEE BREAK
Time for a break!
Mingle, check out the Exhibits, grab a coffee and get wired up for the last two sessions!


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:40pm - 2:50pm
TBA

2:50pm

SESSION 4
Session 4 is from 2:50 - 3:50 PM.  Please be respectful to the presenters and other attendees by getting there on time.  Thank you!

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Various Locations

2:50pm

Surviving a Job Fair
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objective:
Understanding how to navigate a job fair and recruitment

Session Description:
Change can be stressful.  Change from one job to the next, even more so, as the job fair process can be a complex and foreign experience for many teachers, especially those who have not attended one before.  This presentation will talk about some of the fairs - and companies sponsoring the fairs - in order to help the teachers understand how they work.  As experienced recruiters and veterans of the international school scene, Jim and Mike will speak to the process of preparing for a fair and how teachers can navigate their way at one wisely.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Gerhard

Jim Gerhard

High School Principal
Jim Gerhard- Jim is the High School principal at Seoul International School and is a veteran overseas educator who has served in six different schools.


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Secondary Library
  • Target Audience All

2:50pm

Parent-Teacher Interactions: Staying Calm and Winning Them Over
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Learn how to deal with challenging parents and parent-child separation anxiety

Session Description:
Have you ever considered the parents perspective in their interactions with you? Have you ever had to calm down an angry or upset parent? In this session, we will consider some of the common causes for conflict or uneasiness between teachers and parents in the early years. Through role-play and discussions, we will:
1. Look at how to ease the fears of new parents and minimize their separation anxiety;
2. Explore some ways to prevent conflicts;
3. Learn strategies to defuse an angry parent; and
3. Have a chance to share our own experience.

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Nel

Nikki Nel

Toddler Teacher, ECLC Seoul
Nikki Nel has been an Early Childhood Educator since 1995. She has worked as a teacher in Ottawa, Canada and Korea. She has been teaching at the Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) in Seoul since 2009. She holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education as well as Bachelors in Psychology... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
404

2:50pm

Aint Nobody Got Time for THAT!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Gaining ideas on how to integrate curriculum and "make time"
2. Making your PLC work for you

Session Description:
A common challenge educators face is the limited instruction time versus the long list of “to-dos”. As a primary school teacher it can be challenging to fit in all the necessary content, differentiate instruction, assessments and the list goes on. This workshop will show you a way to MAKE time by integrating curriculum. Cross-curricular integration bridges the time and learning gap of content in different subject areas by connecting them. Practicing this method within your classroom gives students meaningful, relevant, and engaging lessons. Students will be able to comprehend and remember material better because it shows how Math, English, Science, and Social Studies are naturally connected in real life.

Speakers
avatar for Domenique Marie Roberts

Domenique Marie Roberts

Chemistry Teacher, Yongsan International School of Seoul
Domenique Marie Roberts is a TCK living and teaching in Seoul, South Korea. She is in her fourth year at Yongsan International School of Seoul, where she is currently teaching AP Chemistry and General Chemistry. She is a member of the premiere service organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
312

2:50pm

Reader's Workshop - Small Groups & Conferences
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objective:
To provide teachers with the information and tools needed to easily and successfully implement reading small groups and/or conferences.

Session Description:
Reader's Workshop is a wonderful literacy structure, because it allows time for differentiated instruction. Teachers have the ability to pull small groups and confer during independent and partner reading. In this session, you'll learn how to make the most of your small groups and conferences during Reader's Workshop. We will dive into the difference between guided reading groups and strategy groups, and we will explore the different approaches to conferring. You will be provided with how-to's, cheat sheets, and video footage of small groups and conferences, leaving you with quick and easy ways to start implementing small groups and conferences successfully.

Speakers
avatar for Leann Norton

Leann Norton

Kindergarten Teacher, Korea International School
Born and raised in Seattle, WA, Leann Norton is the proud owner of three raincoats and a degree in psychology from the University of Washington. Following her graduation, Leann quickly returned to school to obtain her teaching certificate and follow her passion. After a decade of... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
204

2:50pm

Building Relationships Through Affective Questions
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1. Learn to move away from "punishment" and towards changing and understanding student behavior
2. Learn to use affective questions to build relationships with students and your school community

Session Description:
This session will give you the tools to speak with students in a way that helps the student change his/her behavior through affective questioning and reflection, rather than using punishment to force the desired change. Participants in this session will become better active listeners and learn to build better relationships with students and the school community.

Speakers
avatar for Mindi Dryer

Mindi Dryer

Head of Residence
Mindi Dryer has been an international educator for the past 12 years, while working in Beijing, Guangzhou, Seoul & Jeju. She is currently employed at Branksome Hall Asia, and serves as the Head of Residence for the all-girls secondary boarding school. Her previous positions include... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
403

2:50pm

Compassion in Action
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. Learn how to create compassionate and creative change agents in your classroom
2. Share inspiration

Session Description:
This session will focus on ways to engage compassionate and creative change agents in your classrooms or communities you serve.  Come hear of the ways to inspire students to have empathy, be compassionate and start looking at themselves as change agents.

We as individuals tend to suppress our creativity and consume finished products.  We tend to think someone else will do what needs to be done. I am a living example of a change agent. I saw a problem and came up with a creative solution to solve it. I did it, and you can do it, too.

Come and walk away with five specific bullet points and examples of how to implement them in your schools.

Speakers
avatar for T. Jackson Kaguri

T. Jackson Kaguri

Founder, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Born in the rural Ugandan village of Nyakagyezi, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s pursuit of learning led him to study at Makerere University in Kampala, and subsequently to Columbia University in New York City, where he studied Human Rights Advocacy as a visiting scholar. In 2001, in response to the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS in his home village and surrounding... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
311

2:50pm

Culitvating Metacognition & Empathy Through Vlogging
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Examine possibilities of cultivating authentic student voice and metacognition
2. Consider how individual and collective thinking structures empower all learners, inspiring confidence and cultivate empathy

Session Description:
As educators, we often fall into the trap of encouraging students to reflect solely in written form. However, I’ve discovered that vlogging makes student thinking more visible and can be used in a variety of ways to achieve various outcomes. I would like to share how I have been experimenting with student vlogging to build individual and collective thinking. As a metacognitive technique, vlogging invites authentic voice, clarifies and empowers thinking, builds confidence, creativity, community and cultivates empathy.  I invite you to join in the dialogue as I share techniques to cultivate connectivity.  

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Khambalia

Andrea Khambalia

MYP Individuals and Society Teacher, BIFS/ ISB
Andrea Khambalia has been an International Educator for 14 years, having taught middle school language arts, social studies and humanities in Spain, Brazil, Bulgaria and Vietnam. She has also been involved in the performing arts, directing theatre productions and choreographing high... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
310

2:50pm

Global Collaboration and the Modern Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1) Learn about global collaboration in the K-12 classroom
2) Get some ideas and examples of global collaboration projects that can be brought to your school

Session Description:
How often do you have your students collaborate in class?  Have you ever thought about having students collaborate with peers outside your classroom?  How about outside your country?  In this increasingly globalized world, interactions across borders is almost commonplace in the modern workforce.  Help give your students the opportunity to experience global collaboration by integrating it within the tasks you are already doing in class.  Join me to learn more about what global collaboration is, some examples of projects that I and others have used, and tips on how to successfully start and implement a global collaboration project within your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Jones

Lee Jones

HS Physics and Robotics
Lee Jones has been a classroom teacher for 10 years and has practical experience with the development of research-based curriculum.  Currently, Lee is teaching drone building, microcontrollers, robotics, computer science, and physics.  He also coaches his high school’s first competitive... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
303

2:50pm

Students' Involvement with Social Justice through Compassion, Creativity and Change
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1) To show how compassion can lead to creativity that makes change via LiNK's global movement for the North Korean people
2) to show how students can get empowered by service learning that makes a powerful impact on other people's lives

Session Description:
The session will be about how your compassion can inspire you to do creative things to help others and make positive changes in our local and global community.  

Come hear the story of how Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) works with the North Korean people and thousands of student supporters and their school chapters around the world to rescue North Korean refugees in danger, empowering them to fulfill their potential as well as to change the world’s narrative on the North Korean issue by sharing North Korean people’s stories. In this movement, students’ creativity and compassion interact with each other which leads to change. They not only get to help the North Korean people but also learn different valuable life lessons such as hope, courage, generosity, compassion, leadership and communication.

Speakers
avatar for Jihyun Roh

Jihyun Roh

Community Manager, Liberty in North Korea
Jihyun is from Daejeon, South Korea. He completed his Masters in Liberal Arts at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, USA. Currently, he works for an international NGO called Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), which focuses on rescuing North Korean refugees in danger, helping them get... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
211

2:50pm

The Balancing Act!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. To explore the multiple roles of a teacher.
2. To share ideas with others and build a PLN for collaboration.
3. To engage in discussion with others.

Session Description:
Have you ever considered how you balance the many roles that you play – teacher, guide, director, coach and mentor? As teachers, we are entrusted with shaping the future of young people and are afforded the responsibility for guiding their development.  Many schools today provide an holistic approach to education, where there is a focus on all aspects, including academic, pastoral, spiritual, physical, cultural and social. This is achieved through a wide range of approaches, with all staff having a part to play. This presentation examines the balancing act that teachers undertake on a daily basis, juggling academic needs along with care, concern and compassion.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Cartmel

Tony Cartmel

Secondary Assistant Principal and IBDP Coordinator, Gyeonggi Suwon International School
Tony Cartmel has a wide background in education with roles covering administration, teaching, lecturing, directing and workshop facilitation. He is excited to be undertaking the role of Secondary School Assistant Principal and IB Diploma Program Coordinator at GSIS. For the past six... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
302
  • Target Audience All

2:50pm

The Creative Solution: Kickstart some creativity with you and your students
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1. Inspiration
2. Concrete examples of creative assessments
3. Eight actions steps for enhancing Creativity

Session Description:
An innovative educator must always be looking ahead to the future and finding creative ways to solve problems. They understand what kills creativity and embrace change whenever it arises. This session is meant to inspire teachers to be more creative by shifting mindsets while being more productive.  It aims to open a dialogue over why assumptions and preconceived ideas often act as roadblocks to success, resulting in uninspired, lackluster student performance.  Attendees will walk away with a new understanding of why we resist change, varied examples of creative educators and assessments, as well as 8 actions steps that will kickstart some creativity in anyone's life.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Cory

Trevor Cory

MS Social Studies
Trevor Cory has been an educator for over 12 years and likes to think of himself as an innovator. Through his experience of teaching at all levels, Trevor has aimed to inspire his students to innovate and become leaders in today’s world. He has been the MS Activities Coordinator... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
202

2:50pm

Student-Centered World Language Classroom: A survival kit
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
  1. Reflect on the meaning of Student-centered learning and its components. 
  2. Share specific strategies to bring student-centered learning in Foreign Language Classroom.
Session Description:
Learning and teaching in the 21st Century requires empowering students to develop their abilities to the fullest. What does student- centered learning mean? What does it look like in a World Language Classroom? How can I apply it to my own classroom?
This session will present practical theory-grounded strategies to move towards a student-centered World Language classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Biarje

Adrian Biarje

Head of the World Languages Department & Spanish Teacher, CDS Cheongna Dalton School
Adrian holds an MA in Foreign Language Secondary Education and a MEd in Teaching Spanish to Foreigners. He has taught Spanish to Elementary, Middle and High school students in Beijing and Hong Kong. Adrian is Head of the World Languages Department & Spanish Teacher at CDS (Cheongna... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
203

2:50pm

Techniques that Enlighten Minds
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
  1. Have fun 
  2. Gain teaching strategies
Session Description:
Do you teach Korean language as a foreign language? Have you ever wondered how other Korean teachers teach in class? Looking for fun teaching strategies that light up young minds? This session is for Korean teachers who teach Korean as a foreign language. I will share some of my teaching techniques I use daily in the classroom. This session is designed for teachers who seek new teaching strategies and are willing to share some of their strategies with us as well. 

Speakers
avatar for Hanna Choi

Hanna Choi

Korean Language Teacher, Seoul Foreign School
Hanna Choi is currently a teacher at Seoul Foreign School. She has been teaching a Korean at variety of levels for the past 12 years. Her constant amaze at the growth of students has inspired her to share her techniques with other teachers. Hanna’s genuine dedication and affection... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
412

2:50pm

Aligning School Mission and Strategic Plan Goals with the Processes and Tools for Annual Reporting of Student Learning Outcomes and Data Driven Decisions in K-12 International Schools
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. Design or revise processes or systems involving the reporting of annual assessment of student learning outcomes
2. Identify schools with whom they can partner to support and assist in developing, revising, and/or monitoring simple assessment reporting processes

Session Description:
This session is intended to provide efficient processes, tools and strategies for reporting and aligning student learning outcomes for K-12 international schools with mission and strategic plan goals.  Additionally, recommended tools range from free Microsoft and Apple-based products to commercial data management systems.  The primary emphasis will be in allowing participants to brainstorm ways to use the planning tools to strengthen assessment systems and reporting processes ongoing in their schools.  Finally, participants will be encouraged to collaborate with other schools that may not be as strong in assessment or budgeting for annual reporting of student learning outcomes aligned with schools’ missions and strategic plan goals.  The presenter will provide details of a new collaborative project to determine how K-12 international schools can be better supported for the processes involved with reporting student learning outcomes in this way.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Everhart

Brett Everhart

Professor and Special Assistant to the Provost for Assessment, Lock Haven University
Dr. Everhart, an alumnus of KORCOS member Taejeon Christian International School, has worked recently with TCIS, Seoul Foreign School and others to partner in various was to support K-12 international education.  He serves as the Special Assistant to the Provost for Assessment and... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
407

2:50pm

From Story to Stage
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1. Be inspired to use children's literature as a springboard for collaborative performance  
2. Discover ways to give students opportunities for creative choice

Session Description:
Have you ever wanted to collaborate with your music, drama, or art teacher and didn't know how? Are your students involved in yearly musical or dramatic performances? Are you interested in letting your students' creativity shine through on the stage? Come learn about a creative approach to putting on a student performance that is multi-disciplinary, meets standards, gives students ownership, and delight your admin and community! You will leave this session with a framework to guide you in creating collaborative and creative performances with your own students.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Anne Cayer

Lindsey Anne Cayer

ES Music Teacher
Lindsey is an elementary music specialist at KIS. She received her BME from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her M.Ed from Doane College, and is a certified Orff-Schulwerk teacher. Prior to joining KIS, Lindsey worked as a music specialist for students in grades K-6 near Omaha... Read More →
avatar for David Woods

David Woods

ES Music Teacher
David is an elementary music specialist at KIS. He earned his BME from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a certified Orff-Schulwerk teacher. Before teaching at KIS, David was a K-5 music specialist in Lincoln, NE. He also enjoys cooking, exploring, and learning the ukulele... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
101

2:50pm

RIPCORD- a professional development possibility?
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
  1. Reflect on how pedagogical excellence is currently shared/celebrated in your school. 
  2. Evaluate the potential of the RIPCORD initiative as a PD inclusion 
Session Description:
We all know that teacher professional development in international schools is a necessary investment in the quest to raise student learning outcomes.  Yet, these professional development opportunities often require substantial investment of school and personal resources. Value for investment is sometimes questionable. There has to be a better way!

In this session, we will explore RIPCORD as a possible approach to the reinvigoration of professional development in your school. Designed by teachers for teachers, the initiative focuses on the use of existing school-based pedagogical excellence to drive pedagogical rejuvenation. Specific focus is placed on how observation, reflection, dialogue and celebration are used as a multi-phased collective approach.

As a participant, you will be asked to reflect on your current beliefs pertaining to pedagogical excellence, dialogue with others about how expertise is acknowledged in your school, and consider how an individualised version of the RIPCORD initiative could be of value.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Craig Daly

Dr. Craig Daly

Lead Facilitator, RIPCORD PD
Dr. Craig Daly has spent the last 30 years learning about education. Originally trained in Queensland, Australia as a P-10 teacher with specialisations in physical education and math (yes, it was a thing back then), he has been involved in school settings as both a classroom and specialist... Read More →
avatar for Calum Stuart

Calum Stuart

School-wide Head of Physical & Health Education
Cal Stuart was raised in Scotland and Australia.  He has taught Physical & Health education in Australia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Thailand over the past 12 years.  He is an IB workshop leader, visiting school leader and MYP Consultant.  His experience includes Vice-principal, MYP... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
411

2:50pm

Flip Out!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Using Flipped Classroom pedagogy to help students succeed

Session Description:
As teachers, we are always looking for the answer to the question, “What is the best use of my class time?” Trying to juggle all of the requirements from school and then meet each person’s personalized needs on top of that can feel like a superhuman feat. What if I told you that it can be done and that I have done it?

Flipping your classrooms can allow you to utilize the class room time for the biggest impact on student success. There is no one way or right way to Flip you class just like there is not just one way to reach your students. Bring a lesson that you have used and we will analyze and apply some simple pedagogical tools to help you in your journey to becoming 'superhuman'.


Speakers
avatar for April Gudenrath

April Gudenrath

HS English/TOK/Media
April Gudenrath is a pioneer member of the Flipped Classroom and serves on the Flipped Learning Network Board. She has flipped her classrooms for over 10 years and has been published in several books and journal publications. Currently she teaches TOK and Literature as well as continuing... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
209B

2:50pm

Storytelling Your School
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. See how small stories tell the bigger story
2. Walk away with tangible tools for how you can showcase your own school's stories

Session Description:
Think of a word or phrase that describes your classroom, activity or school. Creative? Challenging? Now think of a story that shows that word or phrase present in your classroom, activity or school. Those short stories illustrate the everyday experience of school life: we question, learn, solve, collaborate, fail forward, enjoy. While the end of a season or a final project are great celebrations, the process often best illustrates the character of a school. 
Let’s use this session to talk about the value of storytelling our schools - giving pictures, words and videos a chance to show the overlooked everyday. During this session we will also address how to share our school stories with one another and our wider communities using a variety of social media platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Marslender

Sarah Marslender

HS Teacher
Sarah Marslender is a teacher and writer. She has nearly fifteen years experience as a high school educator and is in her twelfth year abroad. At KIS, Sarah is part of the Utility department where she steps into elementary, middle and high school classrooms as a substitute teacher... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
301

2:50pm

Technology in the Secondary Math Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Learn about new technologies that we can bring back to our students  
2. Learn how to create a productive mathematical learning environment online

Session Description:
This will be a learning and sharing session about tools and technology that are useful in the secondary math classroom to help students best learn. Technology is updating rapidly and it's our responsibility as teachers to know how to best use and apply it in our classrooms. Technology that will be highlighted during this presentation will be Plickers, Geogebra, and Desmos. All skill levels welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Coleman

Christopher Coleman

HS Math Teacher
Christopher Coleman graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington and has presented at professional development sessions in Maine, USA and  Daegu, Korea. He teaches Calculus, Geometry, and Pre-Algebra and stresses the importance of point-slope form over slope-intercept form... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
410

2:50pm

Art and Advocacy: Social Justice in and out of the Art Room
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
1. Learn how to tackle complex societal issues with your students using art as a medium.
2. Discover great projects that include relevant art standards and impact the planet positively.
3. Help your students create positive change in a complex world through art advocacy.
4. Leave with ideas, resources, a network of like minded individuals to collaborate with.

Session Description:
Ever feel helpless, enraged or full of passion when reading the news or traveling the world? Social inequality, endangered species, climate change, war, domestic violence… The list goes on and on. How can we as educators and artists help our students recognize and respond to these issues without feeling overwhelmed? Learn how to create lessons that not only address these issues, but help empower your students and create empathetic global citizens.


Speakers
avatar for Marsha Bycraft

Marsha Bycraft

Elementary Visual Arts Teacher, Korea International School
Marsha has been teaching visual arts to PK-5th grade elementary students for 14 years. She has been teaching at Korea International School since 2015. Prior to moving abroad, Marsha taught art in public schools in Nevada.  As an educator, she believes in student choice and voice... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
205

2:50pm

The Hands Of A Grand Tea Master
Limited Capacity seats available

The Korean tea ceremony or darye (茶禮) is a traditional form of tea ceremony practiced in Korea. Darye literally refers to "etiquette for tea" and has been kept among Korean people for over a thousand years. The chief element of the Korean tea ceremony is the ease and naturalness of enjoying tea within an easy formal setting.

Come and learn, taste, and see how this beautiful Korean Art is practiced in a formal setting served to you by a Grand Tea Master. Joining her is Tea Master of the Banyaro Institute for the Korean way of Tea, 14th Batch; Sonja Gläser ~ 화창.

Speakers
avatar for Hyang Sun Ko

Hyang Sun Ko

Hyang Sun Ko is a Korean Traditional Tea Master with many years of training and sharing the art of tea etiquette and culture for over15 years. From the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum, Hwaseong Yongjoo Temple, opening a tea culture school and recent presentations for the Global Language... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Hippie Korea

Hippie Korea

Hippie Korea Community is a non-profit organization with a mission to spread the understanding and passion for Korea - its people, its culture, and its lifestyle to the world! They have been established to decrease the cultural barriers between Koreans and Foreigners through a variety... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
209A
  • Target Audience All

4:00pm

CLOSING KEYNOTE
Come to hear the story of Creativity.

Three Mini-Keynote presentations close our day with a focus on Creativity.  Let's bring the full day of learning to a reflective, meaningful farewell!

**Please note that big ticket raffle items will also happen during this closing session. Small ticket raffle items will happen throughout the day, in between sessions.

May The Silks Be With You with Liz Cho
Have you ever wanted to fly? Have you wondered what force you have hidden inside you that just might let you? Let this silks journey be the creative metaphor to help you remember how to find that force within. Come fly with me and hopefully find the inspiration to build your community of learners that just might inspire innovation within your own schools.

Let's Dance with Summer Freeman
What is your passion? Summer loves to dance and she's energized to share her journey of discovering her passion with you. It's all about being in a risk-taker and willing to be creative in new spaces. Come and share your passion and be inspired by this 11-year old firecracker!

Creativity with Apple Distinguished Educators
How do you play music? These ADEs bring music making to a new level. Get ready to be amazed by their skills and talent as they take the stage, creating music in new ways.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Cho

Liz Cho

Principal of Teaching and Learning, KIS
Educator since 2003, Liz is passionate about empowering teachers and students. Liz has taken on various leadership roles in education, and she is currently serving as the Principal of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School (KIS) in South Korea. Liz’s 13 years as a U.S... Read More →
avatar for Summer Freeman

Summer Freeman

MS Student
Kids can do anything, even teach adults, as the 11-year-old Summer Freeman will tell you!  She tells her story of how she transferred her passion from one place to another, connecting to new places, making new friends, and overcoming her fears of the unknown through dance.  Summer... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Distinguished Educators

Apple Distinguished Educators

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

5:00pm

"WE ARE HERE" SOCIAL AND MINGLE
Stay awhile.  Meet some new folks with whom you've yet to chat.  Catch up with old friends.  Nibble on some snacks and enjoy the chance to win fun raffle items! :)

Saturday November 17, 2018 5:00pm - 6:15pm
TBA