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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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Wellness [clear filter]
Saturday, November 17
 

10:15am

Fit For Life!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
  1. What is fitness? What does it mean to be fit for unexpected challenges?
  2. Discover how core stability is critical to everyday functional movements.
  3. Explore ways we can balance health and physical fitness with professional excellence.
Session Description:
Fitness is described in so many ways that it can be difficult to define. Is a long distance runner more fit than a weight lifter?  How do we improve our fitness level? Does food have anything to do with fitness? 
This session is designed to address these questions through sharing of information, conversations with colleagues, and practicing fundamental movements. This session will not be a CrossFit workout, and it will not be a CrossFit indoctrination! We will do some fundamental movements, so comfortable clothing would be helpful if you want to participate. Come join us as we discover together how we can be our best for work, play, and whatever comes our way in life.



Speakers
avatar for Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams

GSIS ES Principal
A native Texan with a love for wild places and adventure, Jeff has always been drawn away from the ordinary and toward unique communities and experiences. In that spirit, he began his professional journey in the coastal US Pacific Northwest, and continued to the remote highlands of... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Gym B

10:15am

Mindfulness Practices for the Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. To gain a better understanding of mindfulness practices and their benefits
2. To look at practical applications of mindfulness in the classroom environment

Session Description:
In this session, we will be looking at the practice of mindfulness and how it can benefit you and your students on a daily basis. We will define mindfulness, give tips and useful information about implementing a mindfulness practice into your classroom, and we will practice a few basic mindfulness exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Harnish

Benjamin Harnish

G3 Teacher and ESOL Specialist
Ben has been in Korea for twelve years, having worked at Korea International School and now Chadwick International as a Grade 3 teacher and an ESOL specialist. He has been practicing mindfulness meditation personally for about five years and using these techniques in his own classroom... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
209A

10:15am

Providing Social Impact and Sustainable Change through Soccer Activities
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Understand how a soccer activity can demonstrate a social issue tied to the behaviors elicited by the game
2. Understand how change must be bottom up, inside out, and based on building a community

Session Description:
In this session you will learn how soccer activities can be a platform to understand social issues and how to provide a space for critical thinking, challenging perspectives and change that can occur on the soccer field. My hope is to provide some perspective and practical activities that can be brought back and implemented in soccer practices to learn about one's responsibility to a whole community.

Speakers
avatar for Riza Tantay

Riza Tantay

Soccer Coach
Riza is a passionate soccer coach and player. Riza was introduced to the game at a very young age and throughout time has had the privilege to coach from elementary students up to collegiate level. One distinct moment in her playing career was when a group of men denied her play at... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
312

10:15am

Why is Hello Kitty’s Head So Big? Intro to Korean Culture & Cultural Sensitivity
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Session Objectives:
1. Learn about things that can make your life in Korea make some sense!
2. Cultural Sensitivity – walk away with the answer to, "Is there really such a thing as a Cultural Intelligence?"

Session Description:
This workshop is the product of several years of cultural orientation program for new staff at SIS that grew into a series on cultural sensitivity. Learn about Korean culture that will help you adjust to life here as well as deal with students and parents with strong Korean affiliations. We will go over tips on how to enhance cultural awareness and competence by encouraging positive cross cultural relationships in our community, both with colleagues as well as students.  The goal of the session is to leave with a clear definition, philosophy & techniques for a successful cross cultural communication.

Speakers
avatar for Hye Yong Min

Hye Yong Min

Chief of Communications, Seoul International School
Hye Yong Min, Chief of Communications at Seoul International School, is a graduate of SIS & a Korean American who grew up in Seoul as a third culture kid. While being bi-cultural has not always been fun or easy, the unique experience is now one of the greatest source of joy and pleasure... Read More →



Saturday November 17, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
311
  • Target Audience All

11:30am

How To Never Forget To Do Anything Ever Again: The Art of Getting Things Done
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
  1. Learn a total life system to get things done in less time. 
  2. Learn how to never forget anything again
Session Description:
Do you find yourself losing track of what needs to get done today? Have you ever thought, "Ah! I forgot to do that!"? Do you want to learn how to get more things done in less time? The GSD system teaches you how to never forget anything ever again. You will learn how to combine work, home, everything, into one system to take control of your life. 

Speakers
avatar for Brogan Pratt

Brogan Pratt

ES Tech Teacher
Brogan grew up on a small horse, goat, chicken, duck, dog, and cat farm in Maple Ridge, British Columbia (we joke that my mother’s nickname is ‘Noah’ as we had 2 of every animal). From a young age I developed a relentlessly goal-orientated world view. I've trained to become... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
311

11:30am

Watch out, I am a SheFighter!
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Objectives:
1. Build confidence
2. Movement for physical and emotional strength

Session Description:
If you're signing up for Lina's session, come dressed in comfortable clothes easy to move in! Join her to experience what her #SheFighter training is like.  This session is open for men and women especially for KORCOS.  Learn the following: General awareness tips in self-defense; weak points in the human body and confidence; and basic self-defense techniques, e.g. wrist release; escaping choke holds, hair grabs, and ground attacks; bear hug.

Speakers
avatar for Lina Khalifeh

Lina Khalifeh

Founder, #SheFighter
“I didn’t find one real solution for violence against women,” says Lina.  "And so, I created #SheFighter."SheFighter was born of Lina's mind in January 2010, and through her tireless efforts, SheFighter became a legitimate and legally registered business in April 2010 in Amman... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Gym B
  • Target Audience All

1:40pm

Developing a school wide Health program
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Understand key stakeholders in your community
2. Learn various curriculum frame works to draw from in order to an effective action plan

Session Description:
This session will address and answer your questions and concerns about developing a successful health & well-being program.  We live in a time where cyber safety, duty of care, health of students and understanding of what our students face each day is not given the progressive curriculum to deal with these issues responsibly.  This session will demonstrate factual data of our urgency to meet the needs of our students and to also meet the needs of what our parents are expecting from us as educational institutions. 

Speakers
avatar for Calum Stuart

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 1:40pm - 2:40pm
310

1:40pm

Watch out, I am a SheFighter!
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Objectives:
1. Build confidence
2. Movement for physical and emotional strength

Session Description:
If you're signing up for Lina's session, come dressed in comfortable clothes easy to move in! Join her to experience what her #SheFighter training is like.  This session is open for men and women especially for KORCOS.  Learn the following: General awareness tips in self-defense; weak points in the human body and confidence; and basic self-defense techniques, e.g. wrist release; escaping choke holds, hair grabs, and ground attacks; bear hug.

Speakers
avatar for Lina Khalifeh

Lina Khalifeh

Founder, #SheFighter
“I didn’t find one real solution for violence against women,” says Lina.  "And so, I created #SheFighter."SheFighter was born of Lina's mind in January 2010, and through her tireless efforts, SheFighter became a legitimate and legally registered business in April 2010 in Amman... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Gym B
  • Target Audience All

2:50pm

The Hands Of A Grand Tea Master
Limited Capacity seats available

The Korean tea ceremony or darye (茶禮) is a traditional form of tea ceremony practiced in Korea. Darye literally refers to "etiquette for tea" and has been kept among Korean people for over a thousand years. The chief element of the Korean tea ceremony is the ease and naturalness of enjoying tea within an easy formal setting.

Come and learn, taste, and see how this beautiful Korean Art is practiced in a formal setting served to you by a Grand Tea Master. Joining her is Tea Master of the Banyaro Institute for the Korean way of Tea, 14th Batch; Sonja Gläser ~ 화창.

Speakers
avatar for Hyang Sun Ko

Hyang Sun Ko

Hyang Sun Ko is a Korean Traditional Tea Master with many years of training and sharing the art of tea etiquette and culture for over15 years. From the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum, Hwaseong Yongjoo Temple, opening a tea culture school and recent presentations for the Global Language... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Hippie Korea

Hippie Korea

Hippie Korea Community is a non-profit organization with a mission to spread the understanding and passion for Korea - its people, its culture, and its lifestyle to the world! They have been established to decrease the cultural barriers between Koreans and Foreigners through a variety... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
209A
  • Target Audience All