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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

Expressing Yourself Through Video Making!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
  1. Learn Basic Video Making  
  2. Learn how to use video to engage and impact others 
Session Description
Video is becoming a medium that people are interacting with everyday using social media. Those people include our students. Learning video-making skills can be seem like a daunting task, but taking risks are a part of the fun in learning it! This session will help you dive into creating content and exploring a world many young minds are invested in. Our goal is for you to walk away not only with a new skill, but also with the love of creating content that carries a message. Please bring a device to video record and practice your skills! 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

G5 Teacher
Michael Coleman is an educator out of Georgia/North Carolina who loves engaging with people and encouraging them to chase their passions. He is also a YouTuber out in South Korea and enjoys describing his life in Korea through comedy sketches and interviews. Michael uses his love... Read More →


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

10:15am

Show What You Know - Digital Portfolios
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
  1. Learn best practices for student portfolios 
  2. Develop an effective workflow to sustain digital portfolios  
  3. Learn the basics of Google Sites
Session Description:
Portfolios invite students to practice metacognition, a generative skill that lasts a lifetime. The engaging work of a portfolio is a practice, a discipline.  It builds confident learners as students reflect on their work and observe growth over time… proud to learn.

This session extracts work from Helen C. Barrett’s researched on portfolio best practices. We’ll unpack an effective workflow using Google Sites (FREE Website publishing) that includes clear frames for students, timelines and student samples.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Education Technology
Scott Smith has been a dendrite developer for over two decades. He has deep experience as a classroom teacher from elementary to university. He was the architect of a Master’s Degree graduate program that embraced digital portfolios as a metric of personal and professional growth... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
205

11:30am

Amplify Student Voice with Flipgrid
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Outcomes:
1. Get your Flipgrid account set up!  
2. Get inspired on how you can incorporate Flipgrid into your classroom.

Session Description:
Do you want to get all learners involved in sharing their voices and ideas?  Come learn more about amplifying student voices with Flipgrid!  You are sure to leave inspired with how to utilize this versatile and super easy-to-use tech tool! Not a techie? Not an issue at all! Flipgrid is accessible for everyone, we promise.  Come join us!

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Burnell

Melissa Burnell

G5 Teacher
Melissa Burnell teaches Grade 5 at Chadwick International School in South Korea and is constantly exploring new ways to provide learners with opportunities for growth and agency.  She has taught in the USA, UAE, China, and South Korea.  Melissa is a Seesaw Ambassador, Flipgrid Ambassador... Read More →
avatar for Sean Forde

Sean Forde

ES Technology Coach, Chadwick International
Sean Forde, is the VS Tech Integration Coach at Chadwick International. Prior to his time at CI, he has also taught K-5 STEAM at the American School of Milan in Italy. He found his love for tech integration and global collaborations while teaching G1 and G2 in the remote Alaskan village... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
302

11:30am

Apple A Day...
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning possibilities. Come and decide what you'd like to play around with at our playground with one of the ADEs and explore.  You’ll love the VR options.  Come discover the Everyone Can Create series, too.

Stop by during 2A or 2B, whenever your lunch time is, and we’ll be available for drop-in play-arounds throughout the Session 3 time.  Have a go on one of the Macs or iPad Pros at our ADE Playground!

No need to sign up; a stop-by session.

Apple Distinguished Educators:
In 1994, Apple created the Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) program to recognize K–12 and higher-education pioneers who are using Apple technology to transform teaching and learning. These are the educators who are looking to change the world. They are active leaders from around the world helping other educators rethink what’s possible with iPad and Mac to make learning deeply personal for every student.


Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Distinguished Educators

Apple Distinguished Educators

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
2nd Floor Lobby
  • Target Audience All

11:30am

Hands-On Fun Learning: Robots!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Hands-on fun learning
2. Ideas for teaching algorithms and computational thinking form Early Years through Elementary classes

Session Description: 
In recent years, interest in Computational Thinking has grown hugely, especially in the world of education. England was one of the first countries to embrace the idea of teaching Computational Thinking and in 2013 released a new curriculum for schools which specifically included Computing or a new computing curriculum. The new curriculum opens with the statement that: “A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.”

Computational Thinking (CT) involves considering complex problems and developing solutions in such a way that a human or computer can understand. The key techniques used in CT are Logic, Algorithms, Decomposition, Patterns, Abstraction and Evaluation. Using Computational Thinking helps children approach problems in different ways. Not only can it help children as they learn to program or code, it can help them tackle problems across different subjects e.g. tackling mathematical problems.  Educators are developing a range of approaches to teach CT and embed it in learning. These approaches are both with and without technology.  Educators have found significant benefit in using educational floor robots to help children develop their understanding of Computational Thinking. Simple robots such as Bee-Bot and Blue-Bot allow children to have real world, concrete experiences. Using these robots children develop programming skills to solve simple problems in an accessible way.

Come and learn some more and have fun trying our robots to see how simple and versatile they are to cover all areas of the curriculum.


Speakers
avatar for Fiona Moring

Fiona Moring

Education Resources Manager for Early Years and Elementary
Fiona now works at TTS Group UK and is a qualified primary school teacher. She received her PGCE in Upper Primary from Swansea University.  Prior to joining TTS she has lived, travelled and taught in various countries including Japan.  There she learnt Japanese and got her Masters... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Apple A Day ...
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning possibilities. Come and decide what you'd like to play around with at our playground with one of the ADEs and explore.  You’ll love the VR options.  Come discover the Everyone Can Create series, too.

Stop by during 2A or 2B, whenever your lunch time is, and we’ll be available for drop-in play-arounds throughout the Session 3 time.  Have a go on one of the Macs or iPad Pros at our ADE Playground!

No need to sign up; a stop-by session.

Apple Distinguished Educators:
In 1994, Apple created the Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) program to recognize K–12 and higher-education pioneers who are using Apple technology to transform teaching and learning. These are the educators who are looking to change the world. They are active leaders from around the world helping other educators rethink what’s possible with iPad and Mac to make learning deeply personal for every student.


Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Distinguished Educators

Apple Distinguished Educators

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
2nd Floor Lobby

12:30pm

Blow off some STEAM in the Math Classroom!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
Learn how to incorporate Project Based Learning with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and (applied) Mathematics in the High School Math Classroom.  Inspire students to become makers with Project Based Learning 

Session Description:
The most dreaded question that math teachers get asked in the classroom is “when will we ever use this?” In this session, you will walk away with a minimum of 9 “STEAM” projects that are aligned with units of study in an Algebra II or Precalculus course that answer this question. All projects can be modified to fit the needs of the course! Let’s turn our math classes into maker-spaces and our students into makers! 

Speakers
avatar for Ms. Kaleena Carter

Ms. Kaleena Carter

Secondary Mathematics Teacher, Korea Kent Foreign School
Kaleena Carter has been a secondary mathematics teacher for ten years. She taught in her home state of Michigan and the San Francisco Unified school district in California before she began teaching internationally in South Korea. She holds an M.A in Fine Art and a B.A in Mathematics... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
311

12:30pm

The Power of Home Movies
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Learn best practices for digital storytelling
2. Grab great ideas for student film projects  
3. Take away a treasure of video making resources

Session Description:
It’s simple … when kids make movies lives are changed.  Storytelling is uniquely human.  When told through video,  students embrace the highest functions of cognitive and character development.  This session combines the art of digital storytelling with the language of filmmaking.  It provides a valuable bank of ideas to get started and resources to sustain storytelling in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Education Technology
Scott Smith has been a dendrite developer for over two decades. He has deep experience as a classroom teacher from elementary to university. He was the architect of a Master’s Degree graduate program that embraced digital portfolios as a metric of personal and professional growth... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
312

1:40pm

Apple A Day...
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning possibilities. Come and decide what you'd like to play around with at our playground with one of the ADEs and explore.  You’ll love the VR options.  Come discover the Everyone Can Create series, too.

Stop by during 2A or 2B, whenever your lunch time is, and we’ll be available for drop-in play-arounds throughout the Session 3 time.  Have a go on one of the Macs or iPad Pros at our ADE Playground!

No need to sign up; a stop-by session.

Apple Distinguished Educators:
In 1994, Apple created the Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) program to recognize K–12 and higher-education pioneers who are using Apple technology to transform teaching and learning. These are the educators who are looking to change the world. They are active leaders from around the world helping other educators rethink what’s possible with iPad and Mac to make learning deeply personal for every student.


Exhibitors
avatar for Apple Distinguished Educators

Apple Distinguished Educators

Are you a Mac user? An iPhone or iPad user? There is a myriad of things that our iOS devices can do, beyond the typical emailing and document production! Find out how to improve your presentations, innovate with your devices and use them to help truly modify and redefine learning... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
2nd Floor Lobby

1:40pm

I Came, I Saw, I Seesaw’d: Balance Student Learning and Digital Portfolios Using Seesaw
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1) Participate as a student in a Seesaw class to complete a creative activity    
2) Understand Seesaw’s role in documenting student learning and promoting student agency

Session Description:
We’ll explore Seesaw through the roles of student, parent, teacher, and administrator. You’ll see examples of how SFS is using Seesaw to promote agency, document student learning and communicate with parents. Learn teacher hacks for getting the most out of this tool and consider changing the way you document student learning.  

Speakers
avatar for Jillian Zappia

Jillian Zappia

Digital Learning Coach
Jillian got her start in education working as a middle grades language arts teacher in North Carolina. Passionate about travel, technology and education, she earned her Masters in Education in New Literacy and Global Learning. She now works as digital learning coach at Seoul Foreign... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
410

1:40pm

Zero to Youtube Hero: Beginning to Advanced Uses in Education
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. Participants will learn how to integrate interactivity to YouTube videos.
2. Participants will learn the legal implications for unauthorized use of music in YouTube and how to search free-to-use music for video projects.  

Session Description:
If you just search YouTube for videos, you've barely scratched the surface. Come learn how you can better leverage YouTube using filters and playlists. From there, learn how you can make your own videos for instructional content and also make it more interactive with cards, end screens and closed captions.  We'll conclude by exploring case studies of unauthorized use of music on YouTube and how you can direct students to use music that is authorized under Creative Commons to help promote digital citizenship. 

Speakers
avatar for Gary Johnston

Gary Johnston

Technology Coach Schoology Administrator, Korea International School
Gary is a technology integrationist, systems administrator and former COETAIL graduate who has worked in Asia for 17 years in Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea. He started his career as a middle school math and science teacher but soon came to learn the potential of transformational... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
311

2:50pm

Flip Out!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objective:
Using Flipped Classroom pedagogy to help students succeed

Session Description:
As teachers, we are always looking for the answer to the question, “What is the best use of my class time?” Trying to juggle all of the requirements from school and then meet each person’s personalized needs on top of that can feel like a superhuman feat. What if I told you that it can be done and that I have done it?

Flipping your classrooms can allow you to utilize the class room time for the biggest impact on student success. There is no one way or right way to Flip you class just like there is not just one way to reach your students. Bring a lesson that you have used and we will analyze and apply some simple pedagogical tools to help you in your journey to becoming 'superhuman'.


Speakers
avatar for April Gudenrath

April Gudenrath

HS English/TOK/Media
April Gudenrath is a pioneer member of the Flipped Classroom and serves on the Flipped Learning Network Board. She has flipped her classrooms for over 10 years and has been published in several books and journal publications. Currently she teaches TOK and Literature as well as continuing... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
209B

2:50pm

Storytelling Your School
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. See how small stories tell the bigger story
2. Walk away with tangible tools for how you can showcase your own school's stories

Session Description:
Think of a word or phrase that describes your classroom, activity or school. Creative? Challenging? Now think of a story that shows that word or phrase present in your classroom, activity or school. Those short stories illustrate the everyday experience of school life: we question, learn, solve, collaborate, fail forward, enjoy. While the end of a season or a final project are great celebrations, the process often best illustrates the character of a school. 
Let’s use this session to talk about the value of storytelling our schools - giving pictures, words and videos a chance to show the overlooked everyday. During this session we will also address how to share our school stories with one another and our wider communities using a variety of social media platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Marslender

Sarah Marslender

HS Teacher
Sarah Marslender is a teacher and writer. She has nearly fifteen years experience as a high school educator and is in her twelfth year abroad. At KIS, Sarah is part of the Utility department where she steps into elementary, middle and high school classrooms as a substitute teacher... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
301

2:50pm

Technology in the Secondary Math Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Learn about new technologies that we can bring back to our students  
2. Learn how to create a productive mathematical learning environment online

Session Description:
This will be a learning and sharing session about tools and technology that are useful in the secondary math classroom to help students best learn. Technology is updating rapidly and it's our responsibility as teachers to know how to best use and apply it in our classrooms. Technology that will be highlighted during this presentation will be Plickers, Geogebra, and Desmos. All skill levels welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Coleman

Christopher Coleman

HS Math Teacher
Christopher Coleman graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington and has presented at professional development sessions in Maine, USA and  Daegu, Korea. He teaches Calculus, Geometry, and Pre-Algebra and stresses the importance of point-slope form over slope-intercept form... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
410