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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Early Childhood Ed [clear filter]
Saturday, November 17


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. 

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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


From Conflicts to Opportunities
Limited Capacity full
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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!

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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


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.

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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