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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Professional Learning [clear filter]
Saturday, November 17


Creating a Culture of Learning through Professional Learning Book Clubs
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Introduce the power of Professional Learning book clubs  
2. Share PL book club ideas and books

Session Description:
This session invites department heads, coordinators, curriculum coaches and the like to participate in a collaborative discussion on professional learning book clubs, how they work, and how they can provide a structure for a team to move towards a common goal. We will share how we have seen book clubs transform the culture of our team at KFS into a culture of challenge, growth, and collaborative learning. All together, participants will share how professional learning works at their respective schools, share ideas for enhancement, and collaborate on how to cultivate teacher agency through collaborative professional learning partnerships.

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Laura Keeney

PYP Coordinator
Laura was raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, and went to University in Richmond, Virginia.  She has eight years of teaching experience and has taught in Chile, Morocco, and Korea.  This is her fifth year working at Korea Foreign School and her second as PYP Coordinator.  Laura enjoys... Read More →
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Ashley Nunes

ES Teacher
Hailing from Canada, Ashley grew up in a small farming community in Ontario. She is embarking on her sixth year of teaching, having taught in traditional and non-traditional classrooms spanning from kindergarten to grade 12 in Canada and with primary students in Korea. When she isn’t... Read More →

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


RIPCORD- a professional development possibility?
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
  1. Reflect on how pedagogical excellence is currently shared/celebrated in your school. 
  2. Evaluate the potential of the RIPCORD initiative as a PD inclusion 
Session Description:
We all know that teacher professional development in international schools is a necessary investment in the quest to raise student learning outcomes.  Yet, these professional development opportunities often require substantial investment of school and personal resources. Value for investment is sometimes questionable. There has to be a better way!

In this session, we will explore RIPCORD as a possible approach to the reinvigoration of professional development in your school. Designed by teachers for teachers, the initiative focuses on the use of existing school-based pedagogical excellence to drive pedagogical rejuvenation. Specific focus is placed on how observation, reflection, dialogue and celebration are used as a multi-phased collective approach.

As a participant, you will be asked to reflect on your current beliefs pertaining to pedagogical excellence, dialogue with others about how expertise is acknowledged in your school, and consider how an individualised version of the RIPCORD initiative could be of value.

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Dr. Craig Daly

Lead Facilitator, RIPCORD PD
Dr. Craig Daly has spent the last 30 years learning about education. Originally trained in Queensland, Australia as a P-10 teacher with specialisations in physical education and math (yes, it was a thing back then), he has been involved in school settings as both a classroom and specialist... Read More →
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Calum Stuart

School-wide Head of Physical & Health Education
Cal Stuart was raised in Scotland and Australia.  He has taught Physical & Health education in Australia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Thailand over the past 12 years.  He is an IB workshop leader, visiting school leader and MYP Consultant.  His experience includes Vice-principal, MYP... Read More →

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