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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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Language Acquisition [clear filter]
Saturday, November 17
 

10:15am

Concept-Based Foreign Language Instruction for Cultivating Intellect and Socio-emotional Skills
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1. Inquire into the meaning of learning a foreign language in the 21st Century
2. Reflect on the social responsibilities implied in teaching a foreign language

Session Description:
We live in a globalized world in which avoiding interaction with ideas from other cultures, with different perspectives, and with different intentions is virtually impossible. The world needs effective foreign language speakers and communicators. Social, cultural, political, and historical events are occurring and accumulating with a speed that justifies why the collection of books once known as the encyclopedia would not be able to host them all.

This interconnected world needs foreign language learners to become interpreters and cultural consultants; to act as people who are able to engage in supporting immigrants; to operate as individuals who have the skills to support people to settle in a new community. This world needs effective communicators who are able to think critically and conceptually.   Join me in this reflection on the rejuvenated role of foreign language teaching and learning in the present.

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 →



Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
302

10:15am

Improving Communication Skills in Foreign Language Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Share ideas on how to make language learning fun.

Session Description:
How can we build confidence in students to get them to speak and use the skills they have learned?

Let's come together to discuss how collaborative and cooperative learning is promoting student interaction and building language competence. We will discuss strategies and the use of technology in the language classroom in helping to create better learning environments that foster communication skills, including speaking and listening.

Iveth is a seasoned international educator qualified in IB and IGCSE Curriculum in both English and Spanish. Previously, she has worked for more than twenty years at international schools in New York, New Jersey and Ecuador at Middle School and High School level. In addition, she was a consultant at various universities for which she designed technology-based curriculum. Currently, she teaches High School Spanish at CDS including AP Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for Iveth Morillo

Iveth Morillo

Spanish Educator, Cheongna Dalton School
Iveth is a seasoned international educator qualified in IB and IGCSE Curriculum in both English and Spanish. Previously, she has worked for more than twenty years at international schools in New York, New Jersey and Ecuador at Middle School and High School level. In addition, she... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
202

1:40pm

Empowering Student Voice: Using Podcasts, Flipgrid & Social Media to Showcase Young Voices
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. Reflect on the importance of empowering student voice
2. Explore different platforms that could allow for students to share their voices to global audiences

Session Description:
In this session, we will be going over the importance of amplifying and empowering student voice for all students, including English language learners who must identify in all aspects with a language that is not their first. We will explore diverse tools which create platforms for students to reflect, showcase and share their learning journeys, as well as express their true selves to various audiences.

Speakers
avatar for Ceci Gomez-Galvez

Ceci Gomez-Galvez

EAL Teacher & Coach, Shekou International School
Ceci is a collaborator, co-teacher and coach who empowers educators to create learning opportunities to suit all language learners' needs. She has been the leader of an ELL support program based on support practices within a sheltered immersion philosophy and the use of differentiation... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
302

1:40pm

Fostering a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
  1. Gain a better understanding of how to create an equitable language classroom
  2. Share and take away research-based best practices to meet the linguistic needs of all students in a language-rich classroom
Session Description:
Remember that time at a restaurant when pointing didn’t work out the way you wanted, and you thought to yourself, I wish I spoke the language? What about that time with the taxi driver? Chances are that you will not learn to speak Korean in this session, but come join a thoughtful dialogue about language! Be ready to have an interactive and fun session that will help you empathize with your English language learners and reflect on your current instructional practices.

Speakers
avatar for Tomas Wallenberg

Tomas Wallenberg

G1 Teacher and Teaching and Learning Coach
Tomás was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, and is an English language learner himself. He has an MA in Bilingual Education and has worked in ESOL classrooms for 12 years. As an immigrant to the United States and part of a language minority, multilingualism and cultural proficiency... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
301

2:50pm

Student-Centered World Language Classroom: A survival kit
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
  1. Reflect on the meaning of Student-centered learning and its components. 
  2. Share specific strategies to bring student-centered learning in Foreign Language Classroom.
Session Description:
Learning and teaching in the 21st Century requires empowering students to develop their abilities to the fullest. What does student- centered learning mean? What does it look like in a World Language Classroom? How can I apply it to my own classroom?
This session will present practical theory-grounded strategies to move towards a student-centered World Language classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Biarje

Adrian Biarje

Head of the World Languages Department & Spanish Teacher, CDS Cheongna Dalton School
Adrian holds an MA in Foreign Language Secondary Education and a MEd in Teaching Spanish to Foreigners. He has taught Spanish to Elementary, Middle and High school students in Beijing and Hong Kong. Adrian is Head of the World Languages Department & Spanish Teacher at CDS (Cheongna... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
203

2:50pm

Techniques that Enlighten Minds
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
  1. Have fun 
  2. Gain teaching strategies
Session Description:
Do you teach Korean language as a foreign language? Have you ever wondered how other Korean teachers teach in class? Looking for fun teaching strategies that light up young minds? This session is for Korean teachers who teach Korean as a foreign language. I will share some of my teaching techniques I use daily in the classroom. This session is designed for teachers who seek new teaching strategies and are willing to share some of their strategies with us as well. 

Speakers
avatar for Hanna Choi

Hanna Choi

Korean Language Teacher, Seoul Foreign School
Hanna Choi is currently a teacher at Seoul Foreign School. She has been teaching a Korean at variety of levels for the past 12 years. Her constant amaze at the growth of students has inspired her to share her techniques with other teachers. Hanna’s genuine dedication and affection... Read More →


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