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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.

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Saturday, November 17
 

10:15am KST

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 KST
404

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.



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 10:15am - 11:15am KST
204

10:15am KST

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 KST
211

12:30pm KST

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 KST
SS Art Room 108
  Job Alike

1:40pm KST

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 KST
412

2:50pm KST

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 KST
211

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.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Cayer

Lindsey Cayer

Elementary
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 →
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 KST
101
  Music Ed