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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.

**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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Saturday, November 17
 

11:30am

Chemistry Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Share ideas for teaching chemistry using hands-on lab activities and demonstrations

Session Description:
Welcome HS Chemistry teachers. During this session, we will share ideas for teaching chemistry!! We will break down each unit and go over activities and lab experiments that we like to do with our class. It will be a great opportunity to share our ideas as we all come from different schools. 

Speakers
avatar for John (Hyon) Park

John (Hyon) Park

John (Hyon) Park has been teaching high school science for the past seven years both in the States and in Korea. He has graduated with B.S. in Chemical Engineering at University of Florida and did his Master's of Education at Auburn University. He enjoys teaching chemistry and is... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
407

11:30am

English as an Additional Language, Job Alike
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
To network and learn with and from English as an Additional Language teachers or teachers who teach English Language Learners.

Session Description:
Have you ever had students who came to your school with limited English? Do you work with English Language Learners (ELLs) and collaborate with teachers to support ELLs?  Then this is the session for you!

This session will provide you with the opportunity to connect with teachers from other schools who understand what it is like to work with ELLs and teachers of ELLs. Come share your successes and concerns as well as receive input from other teachers who are facing similar situations. Together, we will tackle issues of commonality and make sure you can go away with practical tips.

Speakers
avatar for Lucia Jeong

Lucia Jeong

EAL Teacher
Lucia Jeong is an English as an Additional Language Teacher (EAL) in the upper elementary division at Gyeonggi Suwon International School. With a brother who is ten years younger than she is, Lucia has always loved children and has developed a natural interest in teaching young students... Read More →
avatar for Misty Skidmore

Misty Skidmore

EAL Coordinator
Misty Skidmore is an teacher and coach who is passionate about LEARNING and FUN! She has been a full-time educator since 2004 teaching in public, private and international schools.  Her experience ranges from the United States, Bolivia, Ghana and South Korea.  This is her 5th year... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
301

11:30am

Multi-Age Classrooms Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
  1. Network and connect with teachers who teach in multi-grade classrooms
  2. Share successful practices in multi-grade classrooms


Session Description:
Are you teaching in a multi-grade classroom? Let's get together and talk! What is going well? What isn't going so well? What you want to know more about? We will take time to explore these questions, brainstorm ideas, and look for ways to continue our conversation throughout the year to best support our students.


Speakers
avatar for Jillian Iwanuk

Jillian Iwanuk

Lower Elementary Classroom Teacher, Kwangju Foreign School
Elementary teacher in an early childhood role. You can't grow unless you stretch! Looking forward to connecting with others and learning more about early literacy and numeracy!


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
202

11:30am

School Nurses' Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Let's share our up-to-date knowledge, experiences, and strategies for students' well-being.

Session Description:
We will discuss immunizations, physicals, and communicable diseases in the school. Please bring your questions on those topics.

Speakers
avatar for Jae Eun Lah

Jae Eun Lah

Elementary, Middle School, High School
Jae-Eun joined Seoul Foreign School as a school nurse in 2007 and enjoys working with students and teachers. She has been a registered nurse since 1989 when she graduated from Yonsei University with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. She also completed her master’s degree at Indiana... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
308

11:30am

Visual Arts in Elementary, Job ALike
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's get together as a PLN to share units, techniques, ideas and best practices. Bring your best idea/favourite technique to share with other Elementary Art teachers in Korea.  

Speakers
avatar for Susan Kim

Susan Kim

ES Art Teacher
Susan Kim is passionate about providing abundant choice in an emergent curriculum.   Susan is currently a PYP Visual Arts educator at Gyeonggi Suwon International School. She works with young artists from PreK to Grade 5.  Her mission is to encourage artists of all ages to advocate... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Art Room 110

12:30pm

History Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
  1. Discuss the changes to AP World History for the 2019-2020 school year.  
  2. Focus on skills based teaching while diving deeper into content.
Session Description:
The teaching of history has been a constant struggle, how do we teach everything in just one year or one semester? In this session we will discuss the trials of teaching AP courses at such a fast pace and focus on ways to dive deeper into the content. With a focus on skills rather than content this session should prove beneficial to teachers looking to make changes and take some chances within their classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Riniker

Matthew Riniker

Dept. Head AP U.S. & AP World History Teacher, MS/HS Curriculum Coordinator, Cheongna Dalton School
Matthew Riniker has been an educator for over a decade and is in his 4th year teaching AP World & U.S. History at Cheongna Dalton School. Matthew has taught in various locations around the world, a majority of which has in South Korea. In the last few years he has focused on ways... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
303

12:30pm

Library Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

The librarians job alike is a chance for library staff to discuss topics specific to school libraries, share information, and make connections with other librarians at international schools in Korea.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Choo

Linda Choo

Librarian, Cheongna Dalton School
Linda Choo is in her fifth year as a librarian for grades PK-12 at Cheongna Dalton School. Prior to this, she earned a master's degree in library and information services and worked as a librarian for seven years in the United States.


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Secondary Library

12:30pm

Math Chats
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Share Math Practices with Other Math Professionals

Session Description:
Let's talk math.

We don't get much time to share our own practices and learn about what others do in Math class. Join us and others excited about math to talk about our craft. (And also subconsciously learn about facilitating discussions in math.)

The session will consist of small group discussions with other attendees with guided questions and prompts to facilitate discussion.  

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 12:30pm - 1:30pm
209B

12:30pm

SEN Coordinators/Teachers Job Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Connect with educators who work with students with special needs, and share ways to support other teachers in that role

Session Description:
Come talk with others who speak your educational language, experience similar joys, understand your challenges, and can laugh about it--most days.  Bring your best ideas to swap and learn from others.

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 12:30pm - 1:30pm
211

12:30pm

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
SS Art Room 108