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! **

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Design [clear filter]
Saturday, November 17

10:15am KST

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.

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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 10:15am - 11:15am KST

12:30pm KST

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?

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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 KST
  General Ed

12:30pm KST

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! 

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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 KST

1:40pm KST

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.

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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 KST
  Elementary Ed