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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

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

Fun with Clay and Twitter Chat
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Outcomes:
1. Have fun with clay, converse, laugh and Tweet  
2. Expand you PLN and share ideas on the role educators have in shaping the lives of students

Session Info:
Everything is more fun when Twitter, laughter, and creativity is involved!  Come together as a PLN to collaborate and gain insight into how creating pottery with clay can serve as an analogy for our role as  educators in the lives of our students. While you must have a Twitter account and device to tweet you need absolutely no experience with clay. We will be playing with both, and it will be #awesome #reflective and #fun at #KORCOSIEC18!

Speakers
avatar for Kim J-Lozano

Kim J-Lozano

Art Teacher, GSIS
Kim was born and raised in Southern California. She was hired as a graphic designer (print and web) at the age of 14 and has 18 years of graphic design experience.  She holds a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in graphic design and an M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and... Read More →
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 10:15am - 11:15am
Art Room A3

10:15am

Purposeful Play from ages 1 to 121
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objective:
Open your mind about the amazing benefits of play based learning for all ages.


Session Description:
We will explore the power of purposeful play to make learning more engaging and enjoyable. Following Dr. David Whitehead's Four Types of Play framework, we will collaborate in small groups to design play-based learning engagements suitable for any age or subject.  The exciting area of brain research reveals evidence for the value of play for educating the whole child.  This evidence is an empowering take-away for educating not only the parents but yourselves as teachers on the value of play-based learning in your classroom, no matter what grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Freeman

Matt Freeman

PYP Kindergarten Teacher
Matt Freeman is an outdoor enthusiast who is passionate about play-based learning.  He has been a full-time educator since 2005, his experience ranging from Calgary, Canada to Nanchang and Xiamen, China, before he joined Gyeonggi Suwon International School in 2015 with his lovely... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Secondary Library

10:15am

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

An engineer turned teacher, Robert Mijares is excited to help math come alive for students and be an advocate for teachers as a teaching and learning coach at KIS .  He believes that teachers who are excited about what they teach inspire students to be excited about what they learn... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
204

10:15am

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.

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Harvey

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
403

10:15am

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
211

10:15am

Uncovering the NGSS Science Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1) Introduce the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Curriculum Framework and specifically focus on the Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) of Observing, Questioning and Modeling
2) Learn how to effectively grab your students attention and get them immediately talking about, thinking about and modeling science effectively

Session Description:
Not sure how to start a science unit with a bang, how to get your students hooked immediately or even what the Next Generation Science Standards are all about? Well, look no further than this informative and engaging session. Participants will become the students as they engage in activities focused around the science and engineering practices (SEP) of the NGSS. Not sure what an SEP even is? No problem! We’ll learn it as we go! During this session, “students” will learn how to better select phenomenon (sometimes known as demonstrations) that support teaching, develop a sound method to allow your students to question what they see and learn how to get your students modeling what they think is happening.


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Vogt

Jeff Vogt

Chemistry Teacher
Jeff is a high school chemistry teacher whose 13-year experience in teaching has led him to work with students from 70 different countries.  His experience and training in NGSS began in 2015 at the American School of Dubai (ASD), a school that fully adopted the NGSS science standards... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
407

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

12:30pm

Compassion in Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Learn how to create compassionate and creative change agents in your classroom
2. Share inspiration

Session Description:
This session will focus on ways to engage compassionate and creative change agents in your classrooms or communities you serve.  Come hear of the ways to inspire students to have empathy, be compassionate and start looking at themselves as change agents.

We as individuals tend to suppress our creativity and consume finished products.  We tend to think someone else will do what needs to be done. I am a living example of a change agent. I saw a problem and came up with a creative solution to solve it. I did it, and you can do it, too.

Come and walk away with five specific bullet points and examples of how to implement them in your schools.

Speakers
avatar for T. Jackson Kaguri

T. Jackson Kaguri

Founder, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Born in the rural Ugandan village of Nyakagyezi, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s pursuit of learning led him to study at Makerere University in Kampala, and subsequently to Columbia University in New York City, where he studied Human Rights Advocacy as a visiting scholar. In 2001, in response to the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS in his home village and surrounding... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium

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 APAC Director, Steelcase
Ambroise has been with Steelcase Education since May 2018 after 5 years in leading the China Direct Market. He has also led the Education business in the greater China region since 2016.  In these roles, he applies his international experience and local knowledge of workplace strategy... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
210

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

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

Compassion in Action
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. Learn how to create compassionate and creative change agents in your classroom
2. Share inspiration

Session Description:
This session will focus on ways to engage compassionate and creative change agents in your classrooms or communities you serve.  Come hear of the ways to inspire students to have empathy, be compassionate and start looking at themselves as change agents.

We as individuals tend to suppress our creativity and consume finished products.  We tend to think someone else will do what needs to be done. I am a living example of a change agent. I saw a problem and came up with a creative solution to solve it. I did it, and you can do it, too.

Come and walk away with five specific bullet points and examples of how to implement them in your schools.

Speakers
avatar for T. Jackson Kaguri

T. Jackson Kaguri

Founder, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Born in the rural Ugandan village of Nyakagyezi, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s pursuit of learning led him to study at Makerere University in Kampala, and subsequently to Columbia University in New York City, where he studied Human Rights Advocacy as a visiting scholar. In 2001, in response to the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS in his home village and surrounding... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
311

2:50pm

Culitvating Metacognition & Empathy Through Vlogging
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Examine possibilities of cultivating authentic student voice and metacognition
2. Consider how individual and collective thinking structures empower all learners, inspiring confidence and cultivate empathy

Session Description:
As educators, we often fall into the trap of encouraging students to reflect solely in written form. However, I’ve discovered that vlogging makes student thinking more visible and can be used in a variety of ways to achieve various outcomes. I would like to share how I have been experimenting with student vlogging to build individual and collective thinking. As a metacognitive technique, vlogging invites authentic voice, clarifies and empowers thinking, builds confidence, creativity, community and cultivates empathy.  I invite you to join in the dialogue as I share techniques to cultivate connectivity.  

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Khambalia

Andrea Khambalia

MYP Individuals and Society Teacher, BIFS/ ISB
Andrea Khambalia has been an International Educator for 14 years, having taught middle school language arts, social studies and humanities in Spain, Brazil, Bulgaria and Vietnam. She has also been involved in the performing arts, directing theatre productions and choreographing high... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
310

2:50pm

Global Collaboration and the Modern Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1) Learn about global collaboration in the K-12 classroom
2) Get some ideas and examples of global collaboration projects that can be brought to your school

Session Description:
How often do you have your students collaborate in class?  Have you ever thought about having students collaborate with peers outside your classroom?  How about outside your country?  In this increasingly globalized world, interactions across borders is almost commonplace in the modern workforce.  Help give your students the opportunity to experience global collaboration by integrating it within the tasks you are already doing in class.  Join me to learn more about what global collaboration is, some examples of projects that I and others have used, and tips on how to successfully start and implement a global collaboration project within your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Jones

Lee Jones

HS Physics and Robotics
Lee Jones has been a classroom teacher for 10 years and has practical experience with the development of research-based curriculum.  Currently, Lee is teaching drone building, microcontrollers, robotics, computer science, and physics.  He also coaches his high school’s first competitive... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
303

2:50pm

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
211

2:50pm

The Balancing Act!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. To explore the multiple roles of a teacher.
2. To share ideas with others and build a PLN for collaboration.
3. To engage in discussion with others.

Session Description:
Have you ever considered how you balance the many roles that you play – teacher, guide, director, coach and mentor? As teachers, we are entrusted with shaping the future of young people and are afforded the responsibility for guiding their development.  Many schools today provide an holistic approach to education, where there is a focus on all aspects, including academic, pastoral, spiritual, physical, cultural and social. This is achieved through a wide range of approaches, with all staff having a part to play. This presentation examines the balancing act that teachers undertake on a daily basis, juggling academic needs along with care, concern and compassion.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Cartmel

Tony Cartmel

Secondary Assistant Principal and IBDP Coordinator, Gyeonggi Suwon International School
Tony Cartmel has a wide background in education with roles covering administration, teaching, lecturing, directing and workshop facilitation. He is excited to be undertaking the role of Secondary School Assistant Principal and IB Diploma Program Coordinator at GSIS. For the past six... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
302
  • Target Audience All

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