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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Performing Arts [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

10:15am KST

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.

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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 KST
  General Ed

10:15am KST

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. 

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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 KST

2:50pm KST

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.

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Lindsey Cayer

Lindsey Cayer dabbled in swing dancing before moving to Seoul and falling madly in love with the music and energy of latin dance. She frequently dances on salsa and bachata performance teams throughout the city and loves to wear sparkly dance shoes. She dances in from Omaha, Nebr... Read More →
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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 KST
  Music Ed