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Welcome to the 2017 KORCOS International Education Conference at Chadwick International. Please browse the many wonderful presentations and jobalikes that are being offered and start creating your schedule. We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday, November 18.

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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. 



Speakers
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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

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

9:30am

Making Our Students' Thinking Visible (same presentation that is given at 11 and 2)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

IBPYP Coordinator, Chadwick Internatiomal
Lyneth Magsalin is passionate about teaching, inspiring and challenging her students to become lifelong learners as 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... Read More →



Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
B-213

9:30am

Weird Math
Limited Capacity full
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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.

Speakers
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Ed Berger

Math Instructor, Chadwick International
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-310

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

Cultivating Collaborative Assessment in the 21st Century Secondary Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this presentation, we will explore how I design instruction based on continual assessment and reflection (extending from logs, student portfolios, and feedback circles) to more accurately understand and interpret individual student growth and progress compared to individual language levels, strengths, and challenges.

Sarah Sánchez Armstrong hails from Colorado in the southwestern US. She has taught High School Spanish (levels 1-4) at a Project Based Learning charter school, Adult Conversational Spanish, College Preparatory Spanish for underprivileged youth, Elementary Spanish (kindergarten-5th grade), and High School Spanish at Busan Foreign School (levels 1-AP) where she currently works. Sarah approaches language education through comprehensible input, creativity, rigor, literacy development, and real-world applications.

Speakers
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Sarah Sánchez Armstrong

Spanish Teacher, Busan Foreign School
Language Acquisition, Comprehensible Input, AP, World Languages, using portfolios in secondary classrooms, feedback looping



Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
B-216

9:30am

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.

Speakers
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Karissa Van Liew

Music Teacher
Karissa Van Liew is in her third year teaching Middle School 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... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Recital Hall (MS/US Cafeteria)

9:30am

Using Realia and Authentic Task-Based Materials in Foreign Language Acquisition
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In order for students to produce authentic language, it is necessary to immerse them in real life situations. The aim of this workshop is to share strategies on how to adapt realia and authentic task-based materials in foreign language teaching and learning. Turning the lesson into a reproduction of social exchanges based in real and meaningful communication.

Adrian holds an MA in Foreign Language Secondary Education and a MEd in Teaching Spanish to Foreigners. During the last five years, He has taught Spanish to Elementary, Middle and High school students in Beijing and Hong Kong. Currently, he teaches Spanish as an additional language in CDS (Cheongna Dalton School). Besides teaching, he has also been an examiner for DELE, IB DP Language B and IGCSE exams.

Iveth is a seasoned international educator qualified in IB and IGCSE Curriculum in both English and Spanish. Previously, she has worked for more than twenty years at international schools in New York, New Jersey and Ecuador at Middle School and High School level. In addition, she was a consultant at various universities for which she designed technology-based curriculum. Currently, she teaches High School Spanish at CDS including AP Spanish.

Speakers
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Adrian Biarje

Head of the World Languages Department & Spanish Teacher, CDS Cheongna Dalton School
Adrian holds an MA in Foreign Language Secondary Education and a MEd in Teaching Spanish to Foreigners. He has taught Spanish to Elementary, Middle and High school students in Beijing and Hong Kong. Adrian is Head of the World Languages Department & Spanish Teacher at CDS (Cheongna... Read More →
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Iveth Morillo

Foreign Language Teacher, Cheongna Dalton School
Iveth is a seasoned international educator qualified in IB and IGCSE Curriculum in both English and Spanish. Previously, she has worked for more than twenty years at international schools in New York, New Jersey and Ecuador at Middle School and High School level. In addition, she... Read More →


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

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

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

Making Our Students' Thinking Visible (same presentation that is given at 9:30 and 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

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

IBPYP Coordinator, Chadwick Internatiomal
Lyneth Magsalin is passionate about teaching, inspiring and challenging her students to become lifelong learners as 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... Read More →



Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
B-213

11:00am

Around the World with My Maps
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Speakers
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Darren McQuaid

MS Social Studies/Head of Ed Tech Team, Korea Kent Foreign School | GEG Seoul
I have been living an working in South Korea since 2004 and have been the head of the KKFS Ed Tech team which helps facilitate the use of technology into our classrooms. I'm have been using G Suite in my classroom for a number of years and can't wait to share with others.


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

11:00am

Making Learning Fun
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

Speakers
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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 International... Read More →



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

11:00am

Technology in the Math Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Speakers
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Christopher Coleman

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


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

11:00am

Executive Functioning Explained and Strategies for Success
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Speakers
CM

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

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

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.

Speakers
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Paul Rader

Leadership / Administration
Paul grew up in Seoul as a son of international school teachers and attended Seoul Foreign School. After graduating high school he attended Asbury University in Kentucky and completed his BS in Secondary English Education. After graduation Paul started his teaching career in 2009... Read More →



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

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
Grace Hudkins is an international educator based in South Korea. She currently teaches at Chadwick International in Songdo where she designed, launched, and implemented the elementary school PYP drama program for two years, expanding from three grade levels to every year in the elementary... Read More →



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

12:30pm

Reader's Theatre: An Inroad to Literacy
Limited Capacity filling up

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.


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Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Recital Hall (MS/US Cafeteria)

12:30pm

Developing a VR Experience Using Digital and Physical Space
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Hoskin

Alan Hoskin

Digital Learning Coach, Seoul Foreign School
Alan Hoskin is a Digital Learning Coach at Seoul Foreign School. He has 30 years experience in using technology in the classroom with a particular passion for integrating the use of technology in physical spaces.  He is also passionate about empowering teachers and students through... Read More →
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Peter Hutchin

Social Studies Teacher, Seoul Foreign School
Passionate about using future technology to make the past come alive for our students...with Alan's much needed help of course!


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

12:30pm

How 120 Children Educated a Village, Saved a Baby's Life and Fell in Love with Writing...
Limited Capacity seats available

How to build a service-learning curriculum that improves writing and critical literacy skills in ALL students. Ideal for KS2/KS3/IGCSE paper 1/MYP. Excellent differentiation opportunities for ELL, SEN, and G&T. Can be used for IB MFL.

Claire Olivier has taught in South Africa, England, and Seoul. She has taught students as young as 4 up to GCSE (and they have taught her). She has her masters in Special Education and passionately believes that ALL students can succeed if they are given the right learning environment.

Speakers


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

12:30pm

Increasing Self Efficacy Through Daily Metacognitive Reflections Using GSuites
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This presentation will focus on student creation of daily metacognitive reflections of in-class learning and inquiry activities, in both written and video medium, using GSuites as a platform for creating portfolios. Students create portfolios to demonstrate their learning of the standards, and either write, blog or record videos to summarize daily learning. Student examples and feedback will be shared with the group.

Jessi Fisk has been teaching high school science for 12 years, the past 3 at Korea International School Jeju. She has a passion for inquiry-based science instruction, rooted in 7 years as a research scientist before coming to teaching. Jessi integrates critical learning needs of engagement, emotional safety, and EL learning into her classes, with students creating digital portfolios using GSuites.

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Jessi Fisk

High School Science Teacher, Korea International School Jeju
In my 3rd year teaching internationally at KIS Jeju, 12th year teaching science. I weave Inquiry, Engagement, and Oracy together in my science classes using GSuites as my platform.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-216

12:30pm

The 21st Century Learner
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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


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
B-221

12:30pm

Using audio and video tools for reflection and evaluation in class.
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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

IBCP Coordinator/Department Chair of Design & VisArt, Chadwick International


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MS/US Library

12:30pm

Teaching Computer Science MADE EASY
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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

1:30pm

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
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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

 


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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
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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

Making Our Students' Thinking Visible (same presentation that is given at 9:30 and 11)
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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.

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Lyneth Magsalin

IBPYP Coordinator, Chadwick Internatiomal
Lyneth Magsalin is passionate about teaching, inspiring and challenging her students to become lifelong learners as 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... Read More →



Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B-213

2:00pm

Digital Feedback Tools to Support Writings (Interactive via the Internet) - TurnItIn
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While grading essays for students, I spent too much time writing comments on all their mistakes. Unfortunately, I had to cut some of the comments to grade their essays. It may be a common experience that some of the teachers experience in their career. I always wanted to assign more tasks so that students could write more and get feedback. However, due to finite time, I had to put my effort to major mistakes on their essays. I admit that sometimes I only had to put focus on certain students who put their insights during class discussions. I always have those active and passive students in class. Therefore, I felt that those students who didn’t participate in the class discussion might not get the full attention in their writing styles. Of course, contents have to be discussed prior to grammar mistakes; however, students need to have multiple drafts in order to see their mistakes and correct them. To create an engaging environment for a well-formatted pedagogy for essay writing class, I always thought “integrating a feedback system” to let students edit their drafts before they craft a final version of their essays. By doing so, students will have chances to view comments and modify their essays with thoughtful insights that could constructively create the final draft. 

Jay Park 

Education 
California State University, Fullerton Pre-Med Major BS Biology / Minor in Business Administrative (2000) 
Teachers College, Columbia University Bilingual/Bicultural Education MA in Education (2013) 
Experience 
前The Princeton Review Korea SAT Academic Director
前Kaplan Korea Academic Director
前Sambo Academic Institution SAT Director
前Prep International School (김영편입학원) Academic Director
前PIS with Jay’s Review New Jersey Director
前Daegu International School (DIS) AP Economics Teacher / Korean & International College Counselor
現Jay’s Uhak Review Director
現Gangnam International School (GIS) Academic Counselor 


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

2:00pm

Global Student Square
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Paris, London, Seoul. Chances are if you live in one of the world's global cities, you know these names. But do you know the megacities of tomorrow — Nay Pyi Taw, Miluo, Abuja, Zinder? And how can the astonishing growth of cities worldwide become a teachable moment today for the high school students who will be living in them tomorrow? This session will describe a global cities project including Chadwick International School, the American School of Paris, Green School Bali and the American School of Mexico, aimed at helping students to understand the forces behind urbanization and to create their own digital stories about how cities are adapting to the population boom where they live. Songdo and its remarkable growth from mud flat to modern city will be a special focus. The session will also include a discussion of readings, resources, digital tools and animations that teachers can use to bring the world into their classrooms. 

Beatrice Motamedi is executive director of Global Student Square, an international student journalism network. She is a 2017-18 fellow in Harvard University's Globalizing the Classroom project. She recently concluded fall term as journalist-in-residence and global journalism teacher at the American School in Paris. 


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Beatrice Motamedi

Executive Director, Global Student Square
I direct Global Student Square, an international student journalism network based in California that works with schools and students in Europe, Asia and America. Design thinking, student journalism and experiential learning are my interests. I'm also a fellow this year in Harvard's... Read More →


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

2:00pm

The significance of concepts and global contexts in Chinese language acquisition
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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

3:30pm

Role of the ELL Teacher as a Support or Co-Teacher Jobalike
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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

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Christie Gordon

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

High School EAL and Academic Support
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
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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.

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Bill Rago

Grade 6 ELL, Korea International School - Jeju


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

3:30pm

Secondary Visual Art Teacher Jobalike
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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-117 (Innovation Lab)

3:30pm

Thinking Classrooms, Thinking Students
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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.  

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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
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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

Physics by Inquiry (Modeling any technique that is applicable to any science class)
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This workshop will be focused on the use of a teaching methodology (Conceptual Change Model) that requires students to fully engage in the process of inquiry. This is a multistep process whereby students first commit to an idea, then collect evidence to confirm or refute this idea. Once they have developed a mental schema that they feel confident with, they can apply this to new and varied scenarios.

Sheri Gates has been a teacher in international schools for 20 years. She has taught the Diploma program in Biology and Chemistry and ESS and has also taught the MYP program in grades 6-9. She has worked in recent years with the curriculum development of MYP science courses. The model she will be using in this workshop comes from Dr. Lillian McDermott and the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington. Sheri has been working with this program for the past 6 years and has been focused on broadening the scope of this model so that it can be used in younger year groups and also in non-physics sciences.

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Sheri Gates

Teacher, Seoul Foreign School
I am a high school science teacher and have worked for 20 years in international schools in Asia (Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia) and Europe (Hungary and Poland). I teach mostly Chemistry and Biology (IB Diploma program) and also some Physical Science (grades 9 and 10). For the past 6... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B-322

3:30pm

What Can Robots Do for Me? Using Robots in STEAM and Design Classes
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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 Technology, Korea International School
I currently teach design technology, engineering and robotics at Korea International School in Pangyo, Korea. I taught AP & IB sciences, including physics, engineering and environmental science for a decade in Las Vegas. I am originally from Michigan. I like nerd stuff, robots, video... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Village School Maker Space