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Saturday, November 18
 

8:30am

Check-in, Coffee, Snacks, Nametags
Saturday November 18, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Aux Gym

9:00am

Opening Ceremony
Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Main Theater

9:30am

Action Academics
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Given the decrease in the amount of time for physical education in middle and high school schedules, more emphasis is placed on academic achievement. The CDC recommends 60 minutes of physical activity for growing adolescents per day. The question becomes not, "How do we find time for more PE?" but, "How do we incorporate physical activity into the classroom?" Our session will show classroom teachers how to transform their curriculum into action. "

Marieke van Lankvelt has been a teacher at Chadwick International for 5 years. Previous to that, she was working in Vancouver and Kuwait City. She has a passion for movement both in and out of the classroom and is excited to share her classroom practices with you!
Briana has been a teacher at Chadwick International for 4 years. Previously she was working in Turkey and California. She's passionate about the outdoors and best practices to help students with learning differences.

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Marieke van Lankvelt

Chadwick International School
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Briana Samuelson

Chadwick International School


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
B-218

9:30am

Transforming Professional Growth and Evaluation
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore ways to rethink and redesign teacher evaluation into a well-rounded professional growth model. We will share what we have learned and applied from the Four Support Functions of Cognitive Coaching to develop an innovative model that pieces together coaching, collaboration, consulting and evaluation to support professional growth.

Jolene Lockwood, M.A. is a Cognitive Coaching Agency Trainer and the Director of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School in Jeju. Jolene provides in district consultation in the areas of Cognitive CoachingSM, curriculum planning, and alignment, content area literacy and is the WASC Coordinator. She is a contributing author of Transformative Talk, Cognitive Coaches Share Their Stories.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
B-207

9:30am

Career guidance and education to help navigate an individual life's journey and raise aspirations to last a lifetime.
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Kuder is an end-to-end career guidance solutions provider. We’re proud to offer comprehensive tools and resources for career planners at all life stages while supporting collaboration between education, business, and community stakeholders to drive economic success. Our evidence-based and proven tools have prepared individuals of all ages to make informed learning and career choices for skills and career development throughout life. The resources we provide help you to discover who you are and what you can be, explore occupation that matches your interest, find an education pathway that matches your aspiration, and prepare you to anticipate the world of work. We help you to navigate and progress throughout your education and working life. With my global and local experience, I foster long-lasting relationship with the international clients in the Asia region. I had helped education institutions, corporate clients, as well as government agencies, to devise strategies in alignment with global career programs and initiatives to encourage individuals in lifelong learning, development, and achievement.

Speakers
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Mark Shin

Director of Business Development, Kuder
Kuder is a career guidance solutions provider. We’re proud to offer comprehensive tools and resources for career planners at all life stages while supporting collaboration between education, business, and community stakeholders to drive economic success. | | With my global... Read More →
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Kelvin Tan

VP for Business Development in Asia, Kuder, Inc
Kuder is a career guidance solutions provider. We’re proud to offer comprehensive tools and resources for career planners at all life stages while supporting collaboration between education, business, and community stakeholders to drive economic success. | | With my glo... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
B-204

9:30am

How does traveling makes us better teachers?
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In this workshop, international teachers will isolate key elements learned from their travels such as open-mindedness, planning, risk-taking and reflection. Together, we will then look for ways to apply our experience from the road into our everyday teaching mindset.

Chris Chaney is originally from Philadelphia but has lived and worked in Thailand, Costa Rica, Korea, Scotland and Australia. He has learned a few things along the way but mainly that we are a product of our combined experiences.

Speakers
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Chris Chaney

Math/Business Management, Chadwick International School
Over the past decade, I've taught Math, Business Management, Economics and Grade 4 at the following schools... | Chadwick International (current) | Lincoln School (Costa Rica) | Korea International School (Pangyo Korea) | APIS (Chiang Mai, Thailand) | I love working in... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
B-202

9:30am

Making Our Students' Thinking Visible
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How do you encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning? How do you ensure that students reflect on their thinking? How do you make thinking visible in your classroom?

Thinking is a skill, which must be explicitly taught. Teaching students how to think independently increases understanding, engagement, and independence in the learning process. This workshop explores how to use a variety of tools to promote visual thinking on a daily basis in the classroom. Using thinking routines developed from Project Zero at Harvard University, De Bono’s Thinking Hats, and a variety of tools that allow the students the opportunity to work collaboratively to explore sophisticated thinking processes in a supportive atmosphere. We will experiment with these tools and routines to discover how to develop student thinking through a nonjudgmental platform and decide which tool is most appropriate for the task.


Lyneth Magsalin's passion is teaching, inspiring and challenging her students to become lifelong learners. She is a lifelong learner herself. When she began her career as an educator, her emotions mirrored her students in that she was excited, overwhelmed and eager to see how each day would unfold. Being an educator for the past 15 years, she has had the privilege of working with other great educators and she has held a variety roles such as teacher, grade level lead, department coordinator and mentor for both student teaching and internship programs. She has led workshops about visible thinking and co-lead workshops for parents in understanding the PYP framework. She is a grade 5 PYP teacher at Chadwick International in Songdo, South Korea.


Speakers
avatar for Lyneth Magsalin

Lyneth Magsalin

Grade 5 PYP Teacher, Chadwick International


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
B-205

9:30am

Visual Art in Elementary School Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

An opportunity to share units, techniques, ideas, best practices and a chance to network with other Elementary Art teachers in Korea.

Emma Stanford is the Department Lead for PYP Visual Art at Chadwick International. She has taught Grades Kindergarten to 5 in PYP and has experience teaching MYP Grades 6-10. She has taught in schools in the UK, Switzerland, Bangladesh and now in South Korea.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Stanford

Emma Stanford

Art Teacher, Chadwick International
PYP & MYP experienced Visual Art teacher. I have taught in UK, Switzerland, Bangladesh & South Korea.


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
B-113

9:30am

EdTech Directors Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

Session is for EdTech directors and coordinators to discuss topics of interest like professional development, IT staffing, new EdTech tools, management of resources, etc.

Tim Bray is celebrating his 21st year in education. Most of those years have been spent teaching in international schools with 1:1 environments. He is currently the Director of EdTech at Cheongna Dalton School.

Speakers
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TS Bray

Director of EdTech, Cheongna Dalton School
TS has been an educator for 20 years; 18 of those years have been international and 17 of those years have been in 1:1 environments. He is an advocate for sensible and pragmatic use of computer technology to enhance teaching and learning. He is an avid blogger, reader, and indepe... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
B-208

9:30am

Weird Math
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Random irregular topics for non-Math teachers. Ed Berger has been a math instructor for 44 years who wants to share "hooks" in math that help in getting students (and teachers) enthusiastic about math.

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Ed Berger

Math Instructor, Chadwick International School
Math instructor from grades 4 through university with emphasis on creative problem solving. I am an enthusiastic golfer with limited success, love traveling, cooking and eating good food, and playing with my grandchildren.


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
B-210

9:30am

AP English Language and Composition Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

AP English Language is a course about rhetoric, which, for most students, represents a bit of a different way of approaching texts in the English classroom. In this jobalike, I'd like to share best practices for getting students to think and write rhetorically.

Lindsay Maguire is a 12th Grade English and AP English Language and Composition teacher at Cheongna Dalton School, as well as the English department head. Lindsay has just begun her eighth year of teaching high school, and this is her third year teaching AP Lang. She is very passionate about the class and is eager to facilitate a conversation among teachers who also love teaching AP Lang.

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Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
B-219

9:30am

International Librarian Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

A chance for librarians to get together and share expertise in our field.

Catherine Buchanan is the Middle and Upper School Librarian at Chadwick International. This is her 6th year at Chadwick. Before coming to Korea she was the Middle and High School librarian in Friday Harbor, Washington in the San Juan Islands.

Speakers
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Catherine Buchanan

CI MS/US Library, Chadwick International


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
MS/US Library

9:30am

Asset-Based Teaching: Using WIDA to Discover What Your Learners Can Do
Limited Capacity seats available

An asset-based approach builds on what learners can do, and helps multilingual students to take ownership for their learning. Effective practices in multilingual classrooms should scaffold learning based on their language skills and background knowledge. Using the WIDA English language development framework, participants will explore how to design instruction so each student can participate meaningfully in all content areas.

Jon Nordmeyer is the International Programs Director at WIDA, a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jon believes that an asset-based approach to professional collaboration can both ignite student learning and fuel teacher growth. He has been an international educator and consultant for 25 years, teaching at international schools in Quito, The Hague, Taipei, Istanbul, Shanghai and Bangkok. He has taught graduate seminars at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Tibet University, and has been a regular presenter at regional international conferences including ACAMIS, AISA, AASSA, EARCOS, ECIS, ELLSA, NESA and MAIS.

Jon has written articles for International Schools Journal and Journal of Staff Development, contributed chapters to Co-teaching and Other Collaborative Practices in the EFL/ESL Classroom and Breaking the Mold: Classroom Management, and, co-edited the book Integrating Language and Content (TESOL 2010).  He serves on the editorial review board of Globally Informed, a peer-reviewed journal for international educators.
Jon holds a BA in Classical Archaeology from Dartmouth College and MA in TESOL from School for International Training. He is pursuing his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Nordmeyer

Jon Nordmeyer

International Programs Director, WIDA
Jon Nordmeyer is the International Programs Director at WIDA, a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He believes that an asset-based approach to professional collaboration can both ignite student learning and fuel teacher growth. Jon has been an international e... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Main Theater

10:30am

Break/Networking
Saturday November 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

Primal Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators are leaders! This session will provide an enriching experience for all participants by empowering them to lead with greater cultural and emotional intelligence.

With 13 years of international ministry experience, Eddie serves as Student Minister and Bible Department Head for Gyeonggi Suwon International School where he has developed leadership, discipleship, and service learning programs. During his international career, Eddie has worked with thousands of international students and hundreds of educators facilitating workshops throughout Asia on student leadership and adolescent use of social media.

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Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-218

11:00am

The Living Library - How to Bring One to Your School
Limited Capacity seats available

A living library is a powerful event that builds community and deepens students understanding about humanity on a personal level.In this workshop, I will tell you about my experience organizing and hosting a living library in our middle and upper school. How I reached out to get participants how the day was organized as well as the deeper impact in our school community.

Catherine Buchanan is in her 6th year as the Middle/Upper School Librarian at Chadwick International. As of this writing, she has hosted 2 Living Libraries and hopes to have the 3rd one wrapped up by the time of the conference.

Speakers
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Catherine Buchanan

CI MS/US Library, Chadwick International


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
MS/US Library

11:00am

Enrollment Management/Admissions Job-Alike
Limited Capacity seats available

Our goal with this session is gathering colleagues from different schools to discuss common challenges, and support each other with our day-to-day tasks. We also hope to share relevant resources to improve outcomes in our offices. It is a chance to talk about our practices in an informal environment with others in our field. It's all about collaboration!!!

Dr. Soleiman Dias is Chadwick International Admissions Director, 8 years in the field, 20 years in International Education. He has a Masters in Int'l Education and PhD in International Relations. He has been 17 years in Korea and is the current KORCOS President.

Speakers
avatar for Soleiman Dias

Soleiman Dias

Director of Admissions, Chadwick International
I have been the Director of Admissions at Chadwick International since its inauguration in 2010. Currently, and I'm also presiding KORCOS.
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Heather Rusert

Chadwick International School


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-204

11:00am

Music Education throughout Elementary Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide music educators with an opportunity to share strategies, resources, and units for teaching skills and music concepts from PK-5.

Kirsten McGrath has been a music educator for the past 20 years. The majority of that time has been teaching in International schools in Sweden, Indonesia, China and South Korea. She has taught the continuum of IB Music as well as formally being a PYP Coordinator. She is currently the Department Lead for Village School Performing Arts at Chadwick International in South Korea.

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Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Recital Hall (MS/US Cafeteria)

11:00am

Songs to Move Your Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Come sing along with us as we teach you some of our favorite songs for transitions, routines, learning, themes and just to get moving.

Hayley Neal is from England and has 8 years of experience teaching. Liza Cunningham has 16 years experience teaching and is from the United States. Nikki Nel has 18 years teaching experience and comes from Canada. They all teach at ECLC.

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Nikki Nel

Toddler Teacher, ECLC Seoul


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-205

11:00am

Lynn Erickson Concept-Based Curriculum & Instruction
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Schools across the world are looking at ways to deepen their curriculum to meet the needs of our 21st century learners and prepare them for the future. Dr. Lynn Erickson has worked over the past 20 years with national and international schools in researching and developing curriculum and instruction strategies to help promote deeper understanding and align curriculum standards in order to move from, what she has called, a 2D model of curriculum instruction (focus on knowledge and skills only) to a 3D model which includes conceptual understanding. This workshop will highlight Erickson's key elements in order to help support you to look at your curriculum and teaching from a conceptual lens.

Anya Dalais is the IBPYP curriculum coordinator at Chadwick International and a Lynn Erickson Concept-based curriculum & instruction workshop leader. She has been an international school educator for 20 years.

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Anya Dalais

Chadwick International School


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-207

11:00am

Getting Google Certified
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This session will cover the basic skills required to be successful on the Level 1 Google Certified Teacher exam. After this session, you will be ready to take the exam with confidence. Take your EdTech skills to the next level!

Tim Bray is celebrating his 21st year in education. Most of that time has been working internationally with 1:1 learning environments. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher.

Speakers
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TS Bray

Director of EdTech, Cheongna Dalton School
TS has been an educator for 20 years; 18 of those years have been international and 17 of those years have been in 1:1 environments. He is an advocate for sensible and pragmatic use of computer technology to enhance teaching and learning. He is an avid blogger, reader, and indepe... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-208

11:00am

Mindfulness in the Classroom: Bringing Peace of Mind to You and Your Students
Limited Capacity filling up

In this presentation, 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.

Ben Harnish has been in Korea for 12 years, having worked at Korea International School as a grade 5 teacher, and now at Chadwick as a third-grade teacher. He has maintained his own mindfulness practice for 4 years, and has been using techniques in the classroom for 3 years. He is a certified K-12 mindfulness teacher through the Mindfulness in Schools Project, based in the UK.

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Benjamin Harnish

Chadwick International
I have been in Korea for 11 years and have had the pleasure of working at Korea International School and currently Chadwick International in Incheon. I have been very concerned about the myriad of stresses that students in Korea are exposed to. With suicide and depression amon... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-327 (Drama room)

11:00am

Around the World with My Maps
Limited Capacity seats available

An introduction to using Google My Maps in the classroom. Google My Maps lets you quickly and easily make custom maps, and share them with friends or colleagues. Whether you’d like to visualize protected forest areas, food drive drop-off areas, or the locations of your project sites among other things this presentation/workshop is for you! Participants will be shown real examples of teacher/student created maps. Participants will need a laptop and a Gmail account in order to participate.

Darren McQuaid is a Middle School Social Studies teacher who likes to learn and bring new technology/ideas into his classroom to help facilitate the learning process.

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avatar for Darren McQuaid

Darren McQuaid

Middle School Social Studies, Korea Kent Foreign School- Seoul
I am a Middle School Social Studies teacher at Korea Kent Foreign School. I'm a big believer in the use of technology to explore outside the classroom through the use of international collaborative projects with other classrooms around the world.


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-202

11:00am

Making Learning Fun
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Do you ever feel like your students aren't listening - or worse aren't learning? Has there ever been a point where you're bored with the way you teach a unit? Or perhaps you just haven't had the time or know how to make your lessons pop? This workshop focuses on creating a positive classroom environment and on ways to incorporate games and activities that aren't just fun - they're educational! Discover ways to make your material and your classroom environment more interactive and engaging in this Quantum Learning based session.

A passionate educator and mother of two teenagers, Bekah believes strongly in the power of fun in the classroom. She has taught a variety of subjects from Study Skills and History to English and Drama. Currently, she is the MYP Drama and DP Theatre teacher at Gyeonggi Suwon International School. Through her training with Quantum Learning, Bekah strives to create a dynamic and lively environment in her classroom with every lesson, engaging students through movement, laughter, and creativity.

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avatar for Bekah Schneider

Bekah Schneider

MYP Drama & DP Theatre, Gyeonggi Suwon International School
A passionate educator and mother of two teenagers, Bekah believes strongly in the power of fun in the classroom. She has taught a variety of subjects from Study Skills and History to English and Drama. Currently, she is the MYP Drama and DP Theatre teacher at Gyeonggi Suwon Inter... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-204

11:00am

AP Economics Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

We will look at AP Economics. 

Malcolm Harrison has been Director of High School at Cheongna Dalton School for 4 years and has taught AP Econ during 2 of these years.


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Malcolm Harrison

Director of High School, Cheongna Dalton School


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-219

11:00am

Technology in the Math Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

A discussion and learning session about tools and technology that we can be using in the 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.

Christopher Coleman graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington and has presented at professional development events around Maine. He is teaching Calculus, Geometry, and Pre-Algebra in Daegu and stresses the importance of point-slope form over slope-intercept form constantly. He has been teaching for one year in Korea and is ecstatic to continue working abroad.

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Christopher Coleman

Daegu International School


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-210

11:00am

Executive Functioning Explained and Strategies for Success
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Many students struggle with executive functioning and are mislabeled as careless, lazy, or unmotivated. The good news is that there are many kinds of interventions that can work to improve executive functioning. In this workshop, you will learn what executive functioning is and how it impacts a learner’s cognitive performance, emotional regulation, and schooling. In addition, you will learn strategies, academic solutions, and tools.

Iuliia and Carol met in 2010 while teaching in an international school in Ukraine and reunited last year at Chadwick International. They are both experienced learning support teachers who have a passion for meeting the needs of all students.

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Carol Metzger

Learning Support Teacher, Chadwick International
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Iuliia Sterpinska

Learning Support Teacher, Chadwick International School


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-211

11:00am

How do we use Science Inquiry in the NGSS classroom to engage students?
Limited Capacity seats available

What should science look like in the elementary classroom? Take simple activities and turn them into science demonstrations that will promote and support students' understanding.

Pedro Toledo is a graduate of Florida State University. He has been teaching for over 20 years, starting in Florida and currently at Daegu International School (DIS). In recent years, Pedro has focused on teaching math and science to upper elementary. Pedro coordinates the DIS STEM Fair for Elementary students and assists and supports the SKAC STEM FAIR. Pedro works to promote understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) among students and teachers.

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Pedro Toledo

5th grade Math and Science Teacher, Daegu International school
I am from Miami, Florida. I have been teaching 5th grade science and math at Daegu International School since 2013. I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, and cooking. I run ultra-marathons for fun!


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-316

11:00am

Teaching Controversial Issues With Rigor and Balance
Limited Capacity seats available

Controversial topics and issues surround us--from the daily news to the literature we assign our students.  These issues are “alive” for our students who should learn how to talk about them in a safe classroom environment.  This session will help teachers be more confident and competent in teaching controversial issues.  Effective and engaging strategies for promoting high-quality discussion of contentious issues are modeled, as are techniques for working with parents who might take issue with the issues in our classrooms.

John Zola spent 32 years as a high school social studies teacher; most recently at New Vista High School, a “break the mold” public high school in Boulder, Colorado.  He also was Director of School and University Partnerships at the University of Colorado School of Education.  Throughout his career, John developed interactive teaching materials and trained colleagues in active learning strategies and Socratic seminars.  He has presented keynote addresses on topics such as critical thinking and numerous workshops that help teachers make the work and voice of students central in the classroom.  John’s sessions are interactive and participatory with a strong focus on practical classroom applications.

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JZ

John Zola

Boulder Valley School District
   | John Zola | | John Zola spent 32 years as a high school social studies teacher; most recently at New Vista High School, a “break the mold” public high school in Boulder, Colorado.  He also was Director of School and University Partnerships at the University of Colorado School of Education... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Black Box Theater

12:00pm

Break/Networking
Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

ELL Teachers Unite
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Differentiating instruction and assessment for English language learners. How do we do this effectively? What do our teachers need to know? Share your ideas and experiences.

Wendy Hannagan is the ELL and literacy coordinator for the elementary school at Chadwick International. She is in her 6th year at CI but has been an ELL teacher for 12 years after switching from a successful career as a classroom teacher. Wendy is a trained 'Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms' (TESMC) tutor and has slowly been training all the teachers and interns at CI how to plan for and teach English language learners.

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Wendy Hannagan

Elementary EAL Team Lead, Chadwick International
Experienced EAL teacher from New Zealand. Working in an IB school of over 90% additional language learners but with little cultural diversity (majority Korean students). Lead a team of 6 EAL teachers. Use WIDA MODAL and WAPT, in conjunction with MAP testing and other classroom ba... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-207

12:30pm

K-12 Makerspaces & MYP Design
Limited Capacity seats available

We're looking to connect and share notes with all those who run makerspaces and/or teach MYP Design or who aspire to build up a space/program at their school.

Both Gary and Andrew have built up Makerspaces from scratch and have over 20 years of combined experience across a broad range of "Maker" tools from 3D Printing, Laser cutter, Vinyl cutter, Digital Embroidery, Arduino, mBot, Scratch, CNC, woodworking, sewing.


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Andrew Carle

Chadwick International School
GD

Gary Donahue

Chadwick International


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Village School Maker Space

12:30pm

Climbing Wall Curriculum and Community: More than just PE Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

A climbing wall can be a powerful tool for instructing and challenging students and a connection to the community. This hands-on course will walk you through Chadwick's Climbing Wall Management and Instruction for all beginners to the climbing wall. Skill progressions, lessons, strategies, and how we connect with the community will be shared and practiced. This session is open to all regardless of skill level. Please note: This IS NOT a climbing certification course.

Everett Hill and Megan Tswei are educators and Climbing Wall Supervisors at Chadwick International school working with the Upper School and community climbing programs. They are actively seeking to introduce climbing to students and community members.

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Everett Hill

Health and Physical Education Department Head, Chadwick International School
I am an active member of the physical education department here at Chadwick International. I am an advisor for the Student Council and Grade Level Leader as well. One key piece of wisdom that these leadership positions has re-affirmed is that often, the best wisdom and knowled... Read More →
avatar for Megan Tswei

Megan Tswei

Chadwick International School


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Aux Gym

12:30pm

Free (or almost free!) Theatre Tech Tools for the Drama Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Many drama teachers feel intimidated by teaching tech. If your school does not have a built-in theatre tech teacher, this is the workshop for you! Come on in and learn some free and cheap tools for making theatre tech come to life in your classroom, or share your own ideas.

Grace Hudkins is the theatre operations and production manager at Chadwick International. In her five years at CI, she has taught drama in every division and teaches theatre tech during clubs to MS and US students. She feels passionately about equipping students to utilize theatre tech as part of their creative process in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Hudkins

Grace Hudkins

Theatre Operations & Production Manager, Chadwick International School


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-327 (Drama room)

12:30pm

Reader's Theatre: An Inroad to Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

Tired of reading intervention programs that leave you uninspired and your students bored and restless? Learn how using Reader's Theatre in your classroom can dramatically improve fluency and comprehension for students at every reading level.

Donna Rossi Youngblood is the MYP Drama Instructor and Middle School and British School KS3 Theatre Director at Seoul Foreign School. She began performing on stage at the age of 8 and went on to get a BA in Theatre in Acting and Directing from Shenandoah University in 1985. In 2000, she earned a Secondary English Teaching Credential from California Polytechnic Institute and began her teaching career in 2001 in North Carolina. She is presently pursuing a Master's Certification in Teaching, Learning and Educational Technology from North Carolina State University. Donna has taught a wide range of Curriculum that includes MYP, KS3, IGCSE and A Level Drama, both KS3 English and IGCSE Lang & Lit, American Curriculum Eng. and Lang Arts Grades 7 - 12, as well as English as a Second Language and Accelerated Reading. Prior to coming to SFS, Donna taught at GEMS American Academy in Abu Dhabi, UAE, International Community School in Amman, Jordan, and YK Pao School in Songjiang, China. However, what she is most proud of are her 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren back in Durham, NC.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-204

12:30pm

G Suite Hacks To Change Your Life
Limited Capacity seats available

Many people use G Suite on a daily basis, but do you know some of the coolest ins and out of your Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Search, and Chrome? Come to this session to learn some fun Googly tools to make your life a little simpler. You will be surprised by how the little things will be able to make a BIG difference!

Megan Godek is a technology education specialist working at Korea International School (KIS), Pangyo. She provides technology opportunities for students in grades PK-5 on a daily basis and supports elementary transdisciplinary units. Students engage in daily implementation of iPads, global connections, and real-world resources.

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Megan Godek

Elementary Technology Specialist, Korea International School
Megan is a technology education specialist working at Korea International School (KIS), Pangyo. She provides technology opportunities for students in grades PK-4 on a daily basis as well as supporting the STEM program for grades K-5. Students engage in daily implementation of i... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-211

12:30pm

Developing a VR Experience Using Digital and Physical Space
Limited Capacity seats available

Nuremberg 1937 was a project designed to help High School IB History students understand the role of propaganda in the rise of the German Nazi Party. Come and experience the project as well as hearing from the creators about the process and pedagogy behind it. Come and be inspired to use the project resources created or go away with ideas for your own project. It is highly recommended that you have the YouTube app and Aurasma App downloaded before attending.

The project is a collaboration between Peter Hutchin (High School History Teacher) and Alan Hoskin (Digital Learning Coach). What started as a casual conversation ended up being a memorable learning experience for students. Both have been in education for many years and bring a passion from their specialist areas.

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Alan Hoskin

Digital Learning Coach, Seoul Foreign School
Digital Learning Coach at Seoul Foreign School, Korea. Passionate about empowering teachers and students through the use of digital tools. Primarily working with Elementary and British Keystages 1 - 3.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-309 (Dance Studio)

12:30pm

AP Math Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an opportunity to share ideas, lesson plans, class activities, projects, technologies and discuss the challenges of teaching AP math course.

Sohee Han is the head of the math department at Cheongna Dalton School and has been teaching AP Statistics for three years. Jennifer Chae has been teaching AP Calculus four years.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-219

12:30pm

AP Studio Art Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an opportunity to discuss best-practices and experiences amongst colleagues teaching the AP Studio Art courses (Drawing/Painting, 2D Design, and 3D Design). Laptops are recommended, but not required for this session.

DiAnna Pantano is the Head of Fine Arts at Cheongna Dalton School (CDS). She currently teaches courses for Visual Arts 9 & 10, Studio Arts I & ll, and AP Studio Art (Drawing & Painting/2D Design). Prior to her start at CDS in 2014, DiAnna has had experience at the K-8 level teaching in her hometown of Chicago in the US.

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DiAnna Pantano

Head of Fine Arts | Visual Arts Teacher, Cheongna Dalton School


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-113

12:30pm

The 21st Century Learner
Limited Capacity full
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This session will be about environments that allow the student to be 21st Century Learners: creative thinkers, communicators, collaborators, critical thinkers and technologically literate. We will look at how to drive concepts through content which is connected to 21st Century Skills and the IB.

June Evans-Caulfield has been working in the field of Education for a number of years. Her main teaching areas are Humanities and English and she has taught in the UK, Spain, Japan, Germany, Australia and South Korea. She has a Master of Education and has run workshops and presentations in Germany, Japan, Australia and South Korea.

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June Caulfield

Educator, Chadwick International School
I have lead a number of workshops focusing on 21st Century Learners and classroom application and I have presented in Japan, Germany, Australia and S.Korea. This session will focus on the importance of environments that allow the student to be 21st Century Learners: creative thi... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-202

12:30pm

Using audio and video tools for reflection and evaluation in class.
Limited Capacity full
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Students have daily access to applications (computer, phones and so on) for recording of thoughts and moments. This workshop will empower teachers to use this pre-existing knowledge to glean better reflection and evaluation from students.

Jason Reagin is a highly experienced international educator that has been teaching and leading overseas for 12 of the 20 years. The majority of his experience has been in IB schools teaching Technology/Design as well as having served as MYP Coordinator in two different IB schools. Jason has taught in the USA, Bermuda, and China before coming to Korea in 2017.

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Jason Reagin

Department Chair of Design, Chadwick International


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-208

12:30pm

Empowered Students = Improved Programs : The Seoul Foreign School Sports Council
Limited Capacity seats available

Brandon Sohn and Emily Choi (SFS Students and Co-Presidents of the SFS Sports Council) will share about the club and how its goals and functions are effectively adding value to our sports programs, as well as developing student leadership and buy-in. The presentation will be supported by Paul Rader the club's advisor.

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Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-218

12:30pm

Teaching Computer Science MADE EASY
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is meant for teachers who do not have a computer science background, yet are required to teach computer science in their classrooms. The workshop will cover how to incorporate various aspects of the website www.code.org into their computer science classes. This workshop is not intended for computer science teachers, who already have a strong background in computer programming. However, if you do have a strong background in computer programming, yet have never used www.code.org before, you are welcome to attend, as you will be able to pick up a few interesting ideas here and there.

Paul Min is now entering his 9th year in the teaching profession. He spent his first four years as an ESL teacher in Korean public high schools. After obtaining a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, he went on to spend two years in China at Dalian Maple Leaf School, as a Computer Science and Information Technology teacher. He is currently in Korea at BIS Canada for his third year, teaching Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

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Paul Min

Teacher, BIS Canada
Math and Computers Teacher at BIS Canada


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-210

12:30pm

Asset-Based Teaching: Using WIDA to Discover What Your Learners Can Do
Limited Capacity seats available

An asset-based approach builds on what learners can do, and helps multilingual students to take ownership for their learning. Effective practices in multilingual classrooms should scaffold learning based on their language skills and background knowledge. Using the WIDA English language development framework, participants will explore how to design instruction so each student can participate meaningfully in all content areas.

Jon Nordmeyer is the International Programs Director at WIDA, a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jon believes that an asset-based approach to professional collaboration can both ignite student learning and fuel teacher growth. He has been an international educator and consultant for 25 years, teaching at international schools in Quito, The Hague, Taipei, Istanbul, Shanghai and Bangkok. He has taught graduate seminars at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Tibet University, and has been a regular presenter at regional international conferences including ACAMIS, AISA, AASSA, EARCOS, ECIS, ELLSA, NESA and MAIS.

Jon has written articles for International Schools Journal and Journal of Staff Development, contributed chapters to Co-teaching and Other Collaborative Practices in the EFL/ESL Classroom and Breaking the Mold: Classroom Management, and, co-edited the book Integrating Language and Content (TESOL 2010).  He serves on the editorial review board of Globally Informed, a peer-reviewed journal for international educators.
Jon holds a BA in Classical Archaeology from Dartmouth College and MA in TESOL from School for International Training. He is pursuing his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    

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Jon Nordmeyer

International Programs Director, WIDA
Jon Nordmeyer is the International Programs Director at WIDA, a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He believes that an asset-based approach to professional collaboration can both ignite student learning and fuel teacher growth. Jon has been an international e... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Main Theater

12:30pm

Play and playfulness, creating spaces for choice, wonder and delight
Limited Capacity seats available

This one hour workshop provides hands-on strategies for infusing learning and teaching in early and primary classrooms with choice, wonder, and delight. Three guiding questions will be explored:
When and how do we provide opportunities for students to demonstrate choice, set goals, develop and share ideas, make and change rules, and negotiate challenges?
How do we evoke a sense of wonder experienced through playful encounters with materials, ideas, music, languages, stories, movement or other modalities? 
How do we ensure students experience feelings of delight including joy, inspiration, pride, and belonging?

Early childhood education has been Anne van Dam's passion for more than 20 years. She has worked alongside children and educators in schools in Rotterdam, Shanghai, Singapore and Switzerland. She has been an IB trainer since 2005, sharing her passion for young children with educators in IB schools in South East Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. She joined EtonHouse International Pre-School in August 2007, drawn to the school for its vision to establish early childhood education centered on young children’s competencies in making meaning and building relationships. At EtonHouse, she combined teaching with the responsibilities of the PYP coordinator. In June 2008, she became the Director of this school. In August 2011, she moved back to Europe and took on the responsibility of Assistant Principal at the International School of Zug and Luzern. At ISZL, she has developed, in partnership with teachers and other school leaders, a vision for the early years programme at the school. This direction places a strong emphasis on relationships, play, learning spaces (both inside and outside) and on making learning and teaching visible to others. A move back to the Netherlands in 2015 has given her the opportunity to work with the PYP development team at the IB regional office in The Hague. She also collaborates with schools as an independent educational consultant.

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Anne van Dam

   | Anne van Dam | Early childhood education has been Anne van Dam's passion for more than 20 years. She has worked alongside children and educators in schools in Rotterdam, Shanghai, Singapore, and Switzerland. She has been an IB trainer since 2005, sharing her passion for young children with educators in IB schools in South East Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. She joined EtonHouse International Pre-School in August 2007, drawn to the school for its vision to establish early childhood education centered on young... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Black Box Theater

1:30pm

Break/Networking
Saturday November 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Understanding How the Korean Language and Culture Influence Our Classroom
Limited Capacity full
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We will look at specific ways the Korean culture and language affect Korean ELLs while considering specific tips to better teach these students and set up a classroom that will meet their needs. The presentation also focuses on respecting our students' culture by learning more about it.

Chris Bracciano has been a social studies educator for twelve years with stints in Michigan, NYC, and abroad. With seven of those years spent in South Korea and ten years spent studying the language, he has developed specific techniques that work best for English language learners coming from the Korean culture. Chris currently teaches AP Macroeconomics and AP Psychology while also leading the Social Studies Department at Korea International School Jeju.

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Chris Bracciano

AP Macro and AP Psych Teacher, Korea International School Jeju


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B-207

2:00pm

MYP Design Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from other MYP Design teachers about their successes and possible areas of improvement. Chris Willauer is in his 4th year of teaching Design and Technology at Chadwick.

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Chris Willauer

MYP Design, Chadwick International School
Currently teaching MYP Design by implementing an integrated model of the MYP Design in grades 6-8.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C-206

2:00pm

Provocations for Early Years
Limited Capacity seats available

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Tami Litzelman

Chadwick International School
AP

Aniela Potter

Chadwick International School


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B-205

2:00pm

Making Our Students' Thinking Visible (same presentation that is given at 9:30)
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning? How do you ensure that students reflect on their thinking? How do you make thinking visible in your classroom? 

Thinking is a skill, which must be explicitly taught. Teaching students how to think independently increases understanding, engagement, and independence in the learning process. This workshop explores how to use a variety of tools to promote visual thinking on a daily basis in the classroom. Using thinking routines developed from Project Zero at Harvard University, De Bono’s Thinking Hats, and a variety of tools that allow the students the opportunity to work collaboratively to explore sophisticated thinking processes in a supportive atmosphere. We will experiment with these tools and routines to discover how to develop student thinking through a nonjudgmental platform and decide which tool is most appropriate for the task.


Lyneth Magsalin's passion is teaching, inspiring and challenging her students to become lifelong learners. She is a lifelong learner herself. When she began her career as an educator, her emotions mirrored her students in that she was excited, overwhelmed and eager to see how each day would unfold. Being an educator for the past 15 years, she has had the privilege of working with other great educators and she has held a variety roles such as teacher, grade level lead, department coordinator and mentor for both student teaching and internship programs. She has led workshops about visible thinking and co-lead workshops for parents in understanding the PYP framework. She is a grade 5 PYP teacher at Chadwick International in Songdo, South Korea.

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Lyneth Magsalin

Grade 5 PYP Teacher, Chadwick International


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B-210

2:00pm

Organize Your Curriculum Meetings
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will focus on how you can organize your grade level curriculum and have common understandings on unit instructions with your team. We will learn about some useful tools and documents that you can use for your future collaboration meetings.

Joy Radnich has been teaching at Chadwick International in Songdo for the past seven years and enjoys running different workshops so that she can also learn from her attendees.

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Joy Radnich

Elementary Grade 4, Chadwick International School


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B-211

2:00pm

Seesaw: Digital Portfolios
Limited Capacity filling up

I will present an interactive workshop on how to set up and use Seesaw in the classroom and explore the ways learners can share and celebrate their work.

Melissa Burnell is a Seesaw Ambassador from the USA. She has been an international educator for 8 years, living and working in Dubai, U.A.E., Beijing and Guangzhou, China, and now Incheon, South Korea. She is passionate about engaging learners by integrating new educational tech tools as often as possible. Melissa is a grade 5 homeroom teacher at Chadwick International.

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Melissa Burnell

Chadwick International School


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B-208

2:00pm

Mindfulness in the Classroom: Bringing Peace of Mind to You and Your Students
Limited Capacity filling up

In this presentation, 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. 

Ben Harnish has been in Korea for 12 years, having worked at Korea International School as a grade 5 teacher, and now at Chadwick as a third-grade teacher. He has maintained his own mindfulness practice for 4 years, and has been using techniques in the classroom for 3 years. He is a certified K-12 mindfulness teacher through the Mindfulness in Schools Project, based in the UK.

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Benjamin Harnish

Chadwick International
I have been in Korea for 11 years and have had the pleasure of working at Korea International School and currently Chadwick International in Incheon. I have been very concerned about the myriad of stresses that students in Korea are exposed to. With suicide and depression amon... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B-327 (Drama room)

2:00pm

Integrating Digital Feedback Tools to Support Excellence in English Writing (TurnItIn)
Limited Capacity seats available

English writing empowers students to participate in the global academic community and the workforce, yet the complexities of English writing can be challenging for students to master. What kinds of digital feedback can make a difference on students’ English writing, and how can different modes of feedback be combined to support improvement in English composition, punctuation, grammar, and usage? In this presentation, we will share an analysis of over 30 million digital comments left by instructors on students’ English writing to illustrate the kinds of feedback that students need to improve their English writing skills. We will also explore how instructors are using technology to integrate written feedback, audio comments, and automated grammar support in support of student writing success and instructor time savings.

Janet Kim is a marketing manager at Turnitin Korea. She has been in the English education field for 10 years, teaching English, developing curriculum and presenting materials and courses for English learning. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Linguistics at KyungHee University and a master's degree specialized in TEFL from the International Graduate School of English (IGSE). And she won the first prize at the 3rd TKT Contest for English Teachers and the 4th EF Speech Contest. She has presented at many universities, institutions, and international conferences as an ELT consultant at Cambridge University Press, including 2012 KAFLE conference and 2014 ETAK international conference. She loves to meet teachers and exchange thought-provoking ideas.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B-216

2:00pm

How will you get your next job?
Limited Capacity full
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A frank and candid discussion about the role of professional development, digital portfolios, micro-credentials, and online behavior when looking for future employment internationally.

TS Bray has been working in education for 20 years with 18 of those years internationally. He has been an English teacher, EdTech Specialist, Head of School, and currently, serves as the Director of EdTech for Cheongna Dalton School.

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TS Bray

Director of EdTech, Cheongna Dalton School
TS has been an educator for 20 years; 18 of those years have been international and 17 of those years have been in 1:1 environments. He is an advocate for sensible and pragmatic use of computer technology to enhance teaching and learning. He is an avid blogger, reader, and indepe... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
MS/US Library

2:00pm

AP Science Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

Here we will discuss ideas and challenges met in the AP science courses, but mainly focus on AP Chemistry, AP Biology and AP Physics. 

Johnathon Talbot is the Head of the science department at Cheongna Dalton School (CDS). He is teaching AP Physics C for the forth successive year. He has previously taught all disciplines of science at the high school level. Chris Martin is a high school and AP biology teacher at CDS. He is currently in his 3rd year at the school.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B-316

2:00pm

AP World & AP U.S. History Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for AP World & AP U.S. History teachers to share ideas, lessons, project ideas, best practices, network, and discuss the challenges of teaching AP History courses.

Matthew Riniker is the current Social Studies Department Head, AP World & AP U.S. History teacher at Cheongna Dalton School. He has spent more than a decade working in education most of which has been working at schools aboard.

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Matthew Riniker

Dept. Head AP U.S. & AP World History Teacher, Cheongna Dalton School


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B-219

2:00pm

The significance of concepts and global contexts in Chinese language acquisition
Limited Capacity seats available

Exploring the significance of the Key concepts, Related concepts and Global contexts suggested by IB for the MYP language acquisition curriculum development, the workshop aims to help Chinese acquisition teachers see a big picture of three-dimensional language learning, and gain a good understanding of the concept-based approach to Chinese language acquisition.This workshop will also provide opportunities for them to develop ideas of creating relevant, meaningful and challenging conceptual units of instruction with particular focus.

Xiao Chuan Lin is currently teaching MYP and DP Chinese, while serving as the language acquisition department chair at the Chadwick International. Her international school teaching has spanned for the past 20 years, teaching at four different countries. She is an IBDP workshop leader since 2010, and has successfully facilitated both Chinese Ab Initio and Chinese B workshops.

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Xiao Chuan Lin

Chadwick International school


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B-218

2:00pm

Scored Discussions: Grading Student Talk
Limited Capacity seats available

Scored Discussions provide a model for evaluating student participation in structured classroom discussions.  They are also a form of alternative assessment and can be used to facilitate a wide range of learning outcomes while, at the same time, reducing the number of papers a teacher needs to grade.  Scored Discussions can be used in any content area and are applicable for grades K-12.

John Zola spent 32 years as a high school social studies teacher; most recently at New Vista High School, a “break the mold” public high school in Boulder, Colorado.  He also was Director of School and University Partnerships at the University of Colorado School of Education.  Throughout his career, John developed interactive teaching materials and trained colleagues in active learning strategies and Socratic seminars.  He has presented keynote addresses on topics such as critical thinking and numerous workshops that help teachers make the work and voice of students central in the classroom.  John’s sessions are interactive and participatory with a strong focus on practical classroom applications. 

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John Zola

Boulder Valley School District
   | John Zola | | John Zola spent 32 years as a high school social studies teacher; most recently at New Vista High School, a “break the mold” public high school in Boulder, Colorado.  He also was Director of School and University Partnerships at the University of Colorado School of Education... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Black Box Theater

3:00pm

Break/Networking
Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

Breaking the Silence: Language Building in the Content Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the many challenges teachers face, specifically in Asia, is the large number of non-native English speakers in their classrooms. This workshop will provide teachers with techniques they can use to engage non-native speakers and promote language building opportunities in mainstream classrooms. Following some statistics on local students in international schools, several techniques will be demonstrated. Audience members will also get a chance to utilize some of the techniques on their own as well. Additionally, participants will learn to use an observation tool that analyzes language use in the classroom.

Bill Rago is currently a middle school EAP/Language Arts teacher at Korea International School on beautiful Jeju Island. Prior to transitioning from higher education to middle school in 2014, Bill Rago was an Assistant Professor at Sookmyung Women’s University, where he taught courses on EFL Methods and Second Language Acquisition for seven years. His goal at KISJ is to help content teachers effortlessly promote English language acquisition in their classrooms.

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Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B-216

3:30pm

Guiding Students to Become Wise Users in the Digital Age
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop we will explore how resources, such as Common Sense Education and Nearpod can help educators develop a responsible and safe one-to-one online environment in the classroom. Teachers and parents should work as a team to help guide their children in using technology safely, therefore, we will also explore ways to get parents more involved in this initiative as well. (Please bring a laptop or tablet to this workshop.)

Carolyn Marks is the VS Technology Support Coordinator and Digital Citizenship Lead at Chadwick International School. She supports the school's iPad and Laptop one-to-one program at the elementary level.

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Carolyn Marks

VS Technology Support Coordinator, Chadwick International
I have been in South Korea for almost seven years now, a long way from home in New Orleans, LA. I am still very excited and thankful about this unique venture across the ocean. I am currently the VS Technology Support Coordinator and Digital Citizenship Lead at Chadwick Internati... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B-208

3:30pm

Learning English Through Oral Storytelling and Acting (PK - Grade 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching young English Language Learners can feel overwhelming as you try to balance everything you have heard about language learning. I will share my perspectives as an Early Childhood teacher who has an ongoing commitment to seek out and share research based best practices. This approach to empowering literacy, personal voice, and holistic health through storytelling and acting is inspired by Master Teacher Vivian Paley. Please check out this article for a taster about her work - http://www.naeyc.org/content/conversation-vivian-gussin-paley. 
We will explore making the most of 3 to 8-year-old children’s potential to learn more vocabulary and grammar through oral language opportunities, specifically through storytelling and acting. This approach to storytelling organically co-mingles with children's play and allows for multiple points of entry to and from play based learning. Take aways will be provided including how to structure and schedule scribing and acting stories, progressive stories, and other language arts learning engagements.

Matt Freeman is passionate about joyful learning experiences for all. He did his Master of Teaching with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education. For 12 years Matt has taught ages 4-8 in different mixes and and grades in Canada, China, and Korea. This is his 7th year teaching IB. Let the children play!


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Matt Freeman

Early Years Curriculum Leader, GSIS


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B-210

3:30pm

Building Leadership Capacity in Yourself and Others
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Leadership comes in many styles, shapes, and formats. We all have leadership capacity in us; and, as educators, we get the special privilege of helping develop leadership within and amongst our students. In this workshop, educators of all types will examine tools for tapping into the many and varied leadership styles that exist and will then consider how to cultivate these leadership styles within oneself and others.

Barbara Wrightson is the Director of Secondary Studies at Chadwick International. She has been involved in international education for 20 years and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (hence, her choice of topic for her workshop).

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Barbara Wrightson

Director of Secondary Studies, Chadwick International


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B-204

3:30pm

Getting the Most Out of Google Drawings In Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever used Google Drawing with students? In this hands-on session, you will learn how to use Google Drawing in the classroom and adapt it to any level of students. You will learn the ins and outs of a Google Drive app that is underutilized but can make many lessons come to life. Be ready to get creative!

Megan Godek is a technology education specialist working at Korea International School (KIS), Pangyo. She provides technology opportunities for students in grades PK-5 on a daily basis and supports elementary transdisciplinary units. Students engage in daily implementation of iPads, global connections, and real-world resources.

Speakers
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Megan Godek

Elementary Technology Specialist, Korea International School
Megan is a technology education specialist working at Korea International School (KIS), Pangyo. She provides technology opportunities for students in grades PK-4 on a daily basis as well as supporting the STEM program for grades K-5. Students engage in daily implementation of i... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B-211

3:30pm

Toward Practical Sustainability in Your School
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As international-minded global citizens who have a daily captive audience, international school teachers have an extraordinary opportunity to help foster and develop sustainability in learners of all ages and empower real change. This interactive presentation will highlight approaches toward sustainability in classrooms and schools, ways to get faculty and administration all pushing in the right direction and help participants network and share both ideas and resources.

Graeme and Mark are IB PYP educators who have taught in various cultural settings around the globe for more than a decade and a half a piece. They believe international schools, particularly IB schools, can and should do more to model, practice and drive sustainability in their schools and communities, therefore empowering students to live sustainability and make lasting change.

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Graeme George

Grade 2 Homeroom Teacher, Chadwick International
Life, the universe and everything.
MP

Mark Potter

Grade 2 Teacher, Chadwick International


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B-202

3:30pm

Secondary Visual Art Teacher Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

Calling all secondary art teachers! Here is a place to collaborate and connect, sharing successes and trading ideas for visual art in Korea.

Hannah Cone teaches High School 2D Art at Korea International School. This is her 4th year at KIS, prior to which she was teaching Middle School and High School Art in Bangkok. She has a hedgehog and loves to travel.
Spencer Selbo teaches High School 3D Art at Korea International School. This is also his 4th year at KIS, prior to which he was teaching Middle School and High School Art in Taichung, Taiwan. Selbo is an avid potter and basketball enthusiast.

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Hannah Cone

HS Art Teacher, Korea International School
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Spencer Selbo

Korea International School
HS 3D Art Educator


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B-113

3:30pm

Thinking Classroom, Thinking Students
Limited Capacity full
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You can create an environment in your classroom where thinking and learning are prized over “work” and “grades”. Come to our session to learn about the tools it takes to make this happen based on our Harvard research. You will leave with practical advice to begin research with your own students that will show you what they need to be able to think more.

Angela Lee has 22 years teaching experience both in the US and abroad. She is National Board Certified since 2007 and has taught grade levels 8-12. She is eager to help teachers learn to become better at their practice. 

Sarah is a second-grade teacher at Daegu International School. She loves creating the optimal classroom environment and fostering a love for learning within her students. She believes collaboration is key in helping all teachers be the best that they can be.

Nicole is a third-grade teacher at Daegu International School. This is her fifth year instructing this grade level at DIS. Nicole enjoys connecting with different educators of various backgrounds and experiences and is passionate about establishing a supportive, thoughtful classroom community.  

Speakers
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Angela Lee

Daegu International School
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Nicole Morissette

Third Grade Teacher, Daegu International School
I'm passionate about establishing a supportive, inquisitive, internationally-minded classroom community. Most recently I have studied child mental health, culturally responsive literature, and civil discourse. Outside of teaching I enjoy hiking, reading, and traveling to whatever... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B-205

3:30pm

Creative and Critical Thinking in the Language Acquisition Class
Limited Capacity filling up

Language acquisition teachers struggle with the conceptual understanding of the MYP units of inquiry. Also in the DP, this is going to be the trend. One of the ATL skills is to develop our students critical and creative thinking. As language teachers we know how to teach the language components to our students, but how can thinking skills be applied in our classroom? How does teaching in the IB program make language teachers different from other programs? In this workshop, we will discuss the relevance of thinking and creative skills to our group of subjects and its links to the IB mission statement.

Cristóbal has been teaching Spanish Language Acquisition (MYP and DP) since 2007. He is currently working at Chadwick International (Incheon, South Korea) teaching Spanish LA and Theory of Knowledge. He is also the ToK coordinator. Cristóbal is the author of different textbooks. His last publication is MYP Spanish Language Acquisition (Phase 1/2) by Oxford University Press. Currently, he is working on the phase 3/4 textbook and is creating the teacher-resource website for MYP Spanish LA teachers with the company Inthinking. Cristóbal has worked as DP examiner and MYP moderator for Spanish B. He is currently MYP Language Acquisition Lead examiner for the e-Portfolio.

Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B-207

3:30pm

Secondary General Music Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is targeted to middle and high school teachers who teach General Music. Our time will be spent sharing ideas on curriculum, lesson plans and activities, best teaching practices, and the joys and challenges that come with teaching General Music to older students.

Karissa Van Liew is in her second year teaching Middle School General Music at Cheongna Dalton School. She is passionate about finding creative ways to facilitate students to make music that will be influential and enjoyable. She believes in providing students with a comprehensive music education that allows them to actively experience a broad spectrum of music areas. Apart from teaching General Music, she also teaches Middle School Choir, Beginning Band, and co-directs a Middle/High School Orchestra.

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Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Recital Hall (MS/US Cafeteria)

3:30pm

What Can Robots Do for Me? Using Robots in STEAM and Design Classes
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you like science? Art? Engineering? Technology? Do you also like robots? Would you like to put the two together and make your classes even cooler than they already are? Do you want your students to rapidly prototype, code, build and design unique robots to solve problems and meet challenges? Come to this session where we discuss different platforms for robotics in grades four to twelve. We will learn about LEGO EV3, Arduinos, Makeymakeys, and more. We will discuss projects and units that robotics can help make learning a great experience, and build some robots of our own.

Michael Bycraft has been teaching robotics, design, and engineering at Korea International School since 2015. He has helped design makerspaces and robotics programs for the elementary, middle and high school at KIS. Before moving international, he taught AP, IB, and general sciences, in the United States for a decade. His robotics and engineering programs and students have presented on the local, national, and international level. Sometimes, they even won.

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Michael Bycraft

Robotics and Design, Korea International School
I currently teach design, engineering and robotics at Korea International School in Pangyo, Korea. I taught physics, engineering and geoscience for a decade in Las Vegas. I am originally from Michigan. I like nerd stuff, like robots, video games, science fiction and geology.


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C-206

3:30pm

Grade 4 Social Studies - AERO Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

AERO Social Studies Standards for Grade 4 requires teaching about our host country of Korea. Unfortunately, a dearth of resources means an increased amount of planning and resource creation. Perhaps we can help each other out.

Jason Baker, a Canadian residing in Korea, has been teaching for 15 years with the last three of those in Grade 4 at Cheongna Dalton School. He received his B.Ed from the University of Ottawa and a B.A. in History from Memorial University. He enjoys teaching, in general, but teaching Social Studies and pooling resources, in particular.

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Jason Baker

Grade 4, Cheongna Dalton School


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B-219

3:30pm

Play and playfulness, creating spaces for choice, wonder and delight
Limited Capacity seats available

This one hour workshop provides hands-on strategies for infusing learning and teaching in early and primary classrooms with choice, wonder, and delight. Three guiding questions will be explored:
When and how do we provide opportunities for students to demonstrate choice, set goals, develop and share ideas, make and change rules, and negotiate challenges?
How do we evoke a sense of wonder experienced through playful encounters with materials, ideas, music, languages, stories, movement or other modalities? 
How do we ensure students experience feelings of delight including joy, inspiration, pride, and belonging?

Early childhood education has been Anne van Dam's passion for more than 20 years. She has worked alongside children and educators in schools in Rotterdam, Shanghai, Singapore and Switzerland. She has been an IB trainer since 2005, sharing her passion for young children with educators in IB schools in South East Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. She joined EtonHouse International Pre-School in August 2007, drawn to the school for its vision to establish early childhood education centered on young children’s competencies in making meaning and building relationships. At EtonHouse, she combined teaching with the responsibilities of the PYP coordinator. In June 2008, she became the Director of this school. In August 2011, she moved back to Europe and took on the responsibility of Assistant Principal at the International School of Zug and Luzern. At ISZL, she has developed, in partnership with teachers and other school leaders, a vision for the early years programme at the school. This direction places a strong emphasis on relationships, play, learning spaces (both inside and outside) and on making learning and teaching visible to others. A move back to the Netherlands in 2015 has given her the opportunity to work with the PYP development team at the IB regional office in The Hague. She also collaborates with schools as an independent educational consultant.

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Anne van Dam

   | Anne van Dam | Early childhood education has been Anne van Dam's passion for more than 20 years. She has worked alongside children and educators in schools in Rotterdam, Shanghai, Singapore, and Switzerland. She has been an IB trainer since 2005, sharing her passion for young children with educators in IB schools in South East Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. She joined EtonHouse International Pre-School in August 2007, drawn to the school for its vision to establish early childhood education centered on young... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Black Box Theater

4:30pm

Closing Ceremony (Final Raffle Prizes)
Saturday November 18, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Main Theater