Loading…
KORCOS18 IEC has ended
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.

**All speaker sessions are now FULL! Please select the sessions you wish to join and get ready for Nov.17! It’s about to happen! **

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Counseling [clear filter]
Saturday, November 17
 

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

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

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

Elementary
Ben has been in Korea for thirteen years, having worked at Korea International School and now Chadwick International as a Grade 5 ESOL and literacy specialist. He has been practicing mindfulness meditation personally for about six years and using these techniques in classrooms for... Read More →


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

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

Learning Support Teacher (grades 4-5), Chadwick International School
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

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

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, Chadwick International
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

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

Elementary
Brogan has been an educator for four years and is presently an Elementary Technology Teacher at Korea International School. Prior to beginning his international career, he taught grade 4/5 for 3 years in Canada and was a fine arts instructor for grades K-12 at a private art school... Read More →


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

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

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 Director - APAC, Steelcase Education
Ambroise has led the Steelcase Education business since May 2018, after 5 years leading the China Direct Market. He has also led the Education business in Greater China since 2016. In these roles, he applies his international experience and local knowledge of Workplace Strategy and... 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, MS/HS Curriculum Coordinator, 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

Middle School
Robert Mijares has been dancing for 15 years. Everything from Swing to Ballroom, but Latin dancing is his favorite. When there is good music on, he can't help but start dancing. From the streets of California to the dance floors in Seoul, Robert is always ready to get his feet mo... 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

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

High School
John Mizell is an Environmental Science teacher at Korea International School, in Bundang-gu, South Korea. This is his tenth year teaching high school science, and his third year living in Korea. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Central Florida, in Biological Sciences... Read More →


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

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, LSA Communications
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, Seoul Foreign School
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 is a technology integrationist, systems administrator and former COETAIL graduate who has worked in Asia for 17 years in Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea. He started his career as a middle school math and science teacher but soon came to learn the potential of transformational... 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

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, BHA
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

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