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Saturday, November 18
 

9:30am

Learning Support/Special Education and SENIA Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

SENIA Korea (Special Education Network in Asia, Korea) was officially charted last spring, and the Board invites everyone interested to come to the first open membership meeting. We will introduce the new mission, board members, social media presence, and have information about the upcoming SENIA conference (coinciding with EARCOS this spring). This session will also serve as a job-alike opportunity to network, share resources, and discuss concerns on all aspects of inclusion education.

Frankie Hinds has been a Special Education teacher for 11 years in Texas. This is his first time to teach overseas and he would like to reach out to any other Special Education teachers that would like to talk about the difficulties that they face. He would also like to start a network of Special Education teachers so that they can share their strategies and what is working for all of them. He is excited to meet you all!

Jodi Kittle is the Upper School Learning Specialist at Chadwick International and a founding board co-chair of SENIA Korea. She has also presented on inclusive educational issues at SENIA and IB conferences, as well as being an IBEN educator on Inclusive Classrooms. 



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Frankie Hinds

Teacher (Learning Support), Cheongna Dalton School
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Jodi Kittle

Student Support Team Coordinator, Chadwick International
As a Student Support Team Coordinator and Learning Specialist, Jodi spends her day advocating for students and educating teachers (and herself) about the importance of inclusion. Jodi is in her 3rd decade as an educator, working with students and teachers at all levels, and is currently... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
B-211

9:30am

Action Academics
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

Speakers
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Marieke van Lankvelt

Chadwick International School
BS

Briana Samuelson

Chadwick International



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

9:30am

Transforming Professional Growth and Evaluation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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
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Jolene Lockwood

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 Coaching SM , managing complex change, professional growth and evaluation... Read More →



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.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 and local... 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 global and... Read More →


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

9:30am

How does traveling make us better teachers?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

MS Math and Science
Over the past decade, Chris has taught Grade 4, Grades 6-9 Mathematics and High school Business and Economics which have opened his eyes to many teaching strategies. His first international hub was APIS in Chiang Mai, Thailand; he then moved to Korea to work at KIS, sidestepped to... Read More →


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

10:30am

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

ADE Playground:

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 particularly in Keynote, Adobe Spark, and Clips.

Stop by in-between teacher sessions - have a go on one of the Macs or iPad Pros at our ADE Playground!

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.  


Korea ADEs: More TBA

TG Song - Account Executive of Education Team, Apple, Korea

Liz Cho - GSIS

Mark McElroy - KIS

Ken Morrison - BFS

Hansam Park - Baeksu

Seungbok Yang - Naju Jungang/Jeonnam

Yusik Son - Guseo/Busan

Seongkwan Yoon CodersHigh

Inwoo Choi - Disney

Kyoungwon Kim - Kyungbok/Seoul

Jaedong Kim - Jamshin Elementary/Seoul

Aysem Bray - CDS

Mark Heil - YISS

TS Bray - CDS

 


Speakers
avatar for Liz Cho

Liz Cho

Principal of Teaching and Learning, Korea International School
Educator since 2003, Liz is passionate about empowering teachers and students. She has taken on various leadership roles in education, and she is currently serving as the Principal of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School (KIS), not too far outside of the city limits... Read More →
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mark mcelroy

Instructional Technology Coach, Korea International School
Mark McElroy is an educator of 18 years currently serving as an Instructional Technology Coach at Korea International School in Seoul (KIS).  Prior to this, he was the Director of Innovation as well as an eLearning Coach at Shekou International School after spending 10 years in... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Cassiopeia Lounge (2nd Floor)

11:00am

Strategies for Successful Re-Enrolment
Limited Capacity filling up

Re-Enrolment is often one of the most difficult and time-consuming processes for the admissions office. Join MacKenzie to learn tips & tricks gathered from her experiences working with international schools around the world. Discuss best practices and find out how other schools in the region are processing re-enrolment in their admissions offices. 

MacKenzie is the OpenApply Director at Faria Education Group, a leading provider of information systems for international schools, currently supporting over 2,300 schools worldwide. Since joining Faria, MacKenzie has helped over 100 schools take their admissions online with OpenApply. She has worked with hundreds more through conferences, workshops, and publishing the International Admissions Bulletin; spreading admissions best practices throughout the international school community.

Speakers
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MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, OpenApply
MacKenzie is the OpenApply Director at Faria Education Group, a leading provider of information systems for international schools, currently supporting over 10,000 schools worldwide. Since joining the OpenApply team, MacKenzie has helped over 300 schools take their admissions online... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-302

11:00am

Primal Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Speakers
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Eddie Lozano

Student Life | Service Learning, GSIS
Eddie has worked with thousands of international students and hundreds of educators and ministry leaders.  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... Read More →


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

12:00pm

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Limited Capacity seats available

ADE Playground:

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 particularly in Keynote, Adobe Spark, and Clips.

Stop by in-between teacher sessions - have a go on one of the Macs or iPad Pros at our ADE Playground!

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.  


Korea ADEs: More TBA

TG Song - Account Executive of Education Team, Apple, Korea

Liz Cho - GSIS

Mark McElroy - KIS

Ken Morrison - BFS

Hansam Park - Baeksu

Seungbok Yang - Naju Jungang/Jeonnam

Yusik Son - Guseo/Busan

Seongkwan Yoon CodersHigh

Inwoo Choi - Disney

Kyoungwon Kim - Kyungbok/Seoul

Jaedong Kim - Jamshin Elementary/Seoul

Aysem Bray - CDS

Mark Heil - YISS

TS Bray - CDS

 


Speakers
avatar for Liz Cho

Liz Cho

Principal of Teaching and Learning, Korea International School
Educator since 2003, Liz is passionate about empowering teachers and students. She has taken on various leadership roles in education, and she is currently serving as the Principal of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School (KIS), not too far outside of the city limits... Read More →
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mark mcelroy

Instructional Technology Coach, Korea International School
Mark McElroy is an educator of 18 years currently serving as an Instructional Technology Coach at Korea International School in Seoul (KIS).  Prior to this, he was the Director of Innovation as well as an eLearning Coach at Shekou International School after spending 10 years in... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Cassiopeia Lounge (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

ELL Teachers Unite
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Speakers
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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 based... 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.


Speakers
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Andrew Carle

Making & Design, Chadwick International
@tieandjeans Senior FabLearn Fellow for Stanford's Center of Teaching and Learning Technologies
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Gary Donahue

Chadwick International


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

1:30pm

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Limited Capacity seats available

ADE Playground:

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 particularly in Keynote, Adobe Spark, and Clips.

Stop by in-between teacher sessions - have a go on one of the Macs or iPad Pros at our ADE Playground!

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.  


Korea ADEs: More TBA

TG Song - Account Executive of Education Team, Apple, Korea

Liz Cho - GSIS

Mark McElroy - KIS

Ken Morrison - BFS

Hansam Park - Baeksu

Seungbok Yang - Naju Jungang/Jeonnam

Yusik Son - Guseo/Busan

Seongkwan Yoon CodersHigh

Inwoo Choi - Disney

Kyoungwon Kim - Kyungbok/Seoul

Jaedong Kim - Jamshin Elementary/Seoul

Aysem Bray - CDS

Mark Heil - YISS

TS Bray - CDS

 


Speakers
avatar for Liz Cho

Liz Cho

Principal of Teaching and Learning, Korea International School
Educator since 2003, Liz is passionate about empowering teachers and students. She has taken on various leadership roles in education, and she is currently serving as the Principal of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School (KIS), not too far outside of the city limits... Read More →
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mark mcelroy

Instructional Technology Coach, Korea International School
Mark McElroy is an educator of 18 years currently serving as an Instructional Technology Coach at Korea International School in Seoul (KIS).  Prior to this, he was the Director of Innovation as well as an eLearning Coach at Shekou International School after spending 10 years in... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Cassiopeia Lounge (2nd Floor)

2:00pm

Understanding How the Korean Language and Culture Influence Our Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Speakers
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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

3:30pm

Role of the ELL Teacher as a Support or Co-Teacher Jobalike
Limited Capacity seats available

The Role of the ELL Teacher as a Support or Co-Teacher:
1. Identify strategies for working effectively as a co-teacher and the challenges involved
2. Explore ideas for overcoming these challenges
3. Share role descriptions and documentation for ELLs
4. Write language objectives for co-taught classes
5. Discuss PD opportunities for classroom and co-teachers
6. Generate a list of resources and share strategies for working with ELLs to develop language proficiency

Susan Guderyon graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in French. She earned a Masters in Language Acquisition and ESL from the University of Minnesota. Susan is fluent in French and Spanish and has a Bilingual Education Certificate in Spanish. As a teacher of French, ESL, DP English Language Acquisition and Bilingual Education, Susan has over 30 years of experience with students K-12. Susan worked at an International School in Lima, Peru, and more recently at TCIS for three years. Susan is enjoying her first year at SFS as the High School ELL and Academic Support teacher. When not in the classroom, Susan enjoys sports, travel, theater and spending time with her 15-year-old daughter.

Christie Gordon is a University of Michigan alumni (2000) who earned her Masters in Language Education from Indiana University in 2008. Over Christie Gordon's 13 years at TCIS, she has worn many hats, from English Lit. teacher to K-12 World Language Coordinator to MYP Personal Project Coordinator, but Christie has taught MYP and DP Spanish Language Acquisition at TCIS for 11 years. She has also served as the Secondary Language Acquisition Head of Department for 8 years overall. In 2016, she made the switch from Spanish to English Language Acquisition when she stepped into the role of K-12 ELL Coordinator. Christie has enjoyed the change and the challenges that this role has brought, and she is experimenting and growing in her role as an ELL co-teacher. Christie and her husband met at TCIS and have 2 children, 2 and 4 years old.

Google Drive Link to Workshop Materials
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zZIJMVtAFb_Gekd0cqlkRRyjVRIQRi6V9bWnRUJ8gx4/edit?ts=59f733cc

Speakers
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Christie Gordon

K-12 ELL Coordinator, Taejon Christian International School
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Susan Guderyon

Middle School, High School, Seoul Foreign School
Susan Guderyon is in her third year at SFS as a High School EAL and Academic Support teacher. She supports EALs in the classroom and in small group settings. Susan has a degree in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters in Language Acquisition and ESL from the... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B-221

3:30pm

Breaking the Silence: Language Building in the Content Classroom
Limited Capacity full
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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.

Speakers
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Bill Rago

Grade 6 ELL, Korea International School - Jeju


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