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EARCOS Administrators’ Conference 2007

Envision our Future

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 3-6, 2007

Putrajaya Bridge


EARCOS Board Members & Staffs About EARCOS The East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools is an organization of 105 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than 72,000 pre-K to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 86 associate members— textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc— and 27 individual members.

Harlan Lyso President

Membership in EARCOS is open to elementary and secondary schools in East Asia which offer an educational program using English as the primary language of instruction, and to other organizations, institutions, and individuals interested in the objectives and purposes of the Council.

General Information Larry Jones Secretary

Tim Carr Treasurer

EARCOS holds one administrators’ conference every November and one teachers’ conference every March.In addition, EARCOS funds several weekend institutes hosted by member schools throughout East Asia. EARCOS also organizes a meeting for EARCOS heads of schools every April. EARCOS publishes its newsletter, the EARCOS TriAnnual, which is distributed to its members three times a year and a directory of all of its members.

Richard Krajczar Executive Director

Linda Sills Associate Director

Objectives and Purposes

To promote intercultural understanding and international friendship through the activities of member schools. To broaden the dimensions of education of all schools involved in the Council in the interest of a total program of education. To advance the professional growth and welfare of individuals belonging to the educational staff of member schools.

David Cramer Director at Large

Sean O’Maonaigh Director at Large

To facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all associated schools. To cooperate with other organizations and individuals pursuing the same objectives as this council.

Connie Buford Regional Education Officer, East Asia

EARCOS Staffs

Vitz Baltero

Elaine Repatacodo

Ver Castro

Edzel Drilo

EAC Conference Coordinator

ETC Conference Coordinator

Membership Coordinator

Webmaster/Newsletter Weekend Workshop

Robert Viray Accountant


Welcome Message from the EARCOS Board President Dear Delegates: Welcome to the 2007 EARCOS Administrators’ Conference, our 39th annual conference. It’s been awhile since we’ve held the conference here in Kuala Lumpur, but with the vitality of this exciting city and the exceptional facilities available to us at the Shangri-La Hotel, there is every reason to believe that our 39th annual conference will be one to remember. Over the years the EARCOS Administrators’ Conference has justifiably earned a reputation for exceptional keynoters, professionally challenging workshops and an unparalleled opportunity to network with our peers in the region. I KNOW that this year will enhance that reputation. Just look at our keynoters: the world renowned Art Costa, the dynamic presenter and innovative proponent of educational leadership Dennis McLoughlin, and the NSDC’s Dennis Sparks who energized EARCOS school heads for two days at the spring conference last April. You will not want to miss a keynote address. Add to that eleven diverse preconference opportunities and more than forty workshop presentations, and this year’s conference will assuredly provide the professional stimulation we have come to expect from EARCOS.

Harlan Lyso EARCOS President Seoul Foreign School

This year’s theme, “Envision our Future”, is not only appropriate given the presentations and workshops that will enable us to rethink the future for our own schools. In addition, this year we continue to envision the future of EARCOS itself. Last year the EARCOS board rolled out our strategic plan and sought input from the membership on how best to proceed. The board has taken your suggestions seriously and looks forward to sharing how this growing and thriving organization will further enhance the extraordinary array of services that are already enjoyed by member schools. With Dick Krajczar back as our energetic Executive Director, Linda Sills committed to invigorating many of our strategic initiatives, and the experienced and dedicated EARCOS office staff providing support for all of our activities, the potential for this organization in the years to come is simply extraordinary. I believe that this is my twentieth EARCOS conference. Each year I look forward to these few days in November as one of the professional highlights of the year, and this year is no exception. I trust that you will find EARCOS 2007 to be intellectually and professionally stimulating and that you will also take time to renew old friendships and establish new ones. Enjoy the conference, and welcome to KL. Harlan E. Lyso, Seoul Foreign School EARCOS President

Dear Delegates: Welcome to the EARCOS Administrators’ Conference (EAC) 2007 at the Shangri-La, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia is celebrating 50 years of independence with special events and celebrations throughout the year. We would like to thank Nuwal Dadhilah Ku Azmi of the Malaysian tourism office for providing entertainment at our Sunday evening event and a Monday afternoon city tour for 120 of our EAC delegates as a way of celebrating their 50th anniversary. I hope you will have an opportunity to get out there and visit this great country! The EAC has three excellent keynote presenters in Art Costa, Dennis Sparks, and Dennis McLoughlin, 11 preconference offerings, and 115 workshop sessions geared to meet our administrators and boards of trustees’ needs. EARCOS appreciates our administrators who have volunteered to present workshops, and a special thanks to Bill Gerritz and Kevin Bartlett who are hosting a one-day session. I also appreciate Jakarta International School’s board chair, Valerie Scane for working with Gail Schoppert and Alan Conkey to facilitate the two-day board member workshop. These efforts are what makes EARCOS such a great organization to be part of. EAC would like to recognize Linda Sills, EARCOS associate director who was responsible for a great deal of the conference program presenters. Her effort is greatly appreciated and a “well done” is in order! The EARCOS staff has worked endless hours to help me in my transition and assist with the many details and logistics. The contributions of Vitz, Elaine, Ver, Edzel, and Robert and their attention to detail are commendable. No conference is possible without the help of host schools, and Paul Chmelik of ISKL and Walt Morris of MKIS have been great. The EARCOS board has supported our office in numerous ways. Harlan Lyso, our board president, has served EARCOS for nearly 17 years as a member at large and as treasurer. He will retire from Seoul Foreign School in June of 2008. Harlan’s hard work, devotion, and helping hand to our organization is remarkable as he has been part of our tremendous growth and member expansion. His humble and low key approach provided an organization with direction and clear vision while always ensuring that things are right and ethical. Thank you, Harlan! Finally, it is always my wish for our delegates to make good contacts, be challenged by our presenters, renew friendships, and enjoy our hospitality. Visit our exhibitors and let them know we appreciate their sponsorships that help us provide the best. I’m proud and happy again to be back as the director of this wonderful organization. Richard Krajczar Executive Director

Richard Krajczar EARCOS Executive Director


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Conference at a Glance Shangri-La Hotel Maps EARCOS Strategic Plan Registration Information Pre-Conference AGM Meeting Welcome Orientation for New Heads of EARCOS/EARCOS Board Reception for Conference Presenters Opening Cocktail Reception 1st Day of Conference Keynote Address by Art Costa Session 1 Session 2 IASAS Lunch Meeting ACAMIS Lunch Meeting JCIS Lunch Meeting Job-a-Likes Cultural Evening Bazaar & Reception including Malaysian Music Dance 2nd Day of Conference Breakfast Meeting for Heads of A/OS Assisted Schools Breakfast Meeting for MRISA Keynote Address by Dennis Sparks Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Explore Kuala Lumpur, Golf Outing, and Evening Free Walking Tour in KL lead by Kenny Peavy City Tour including Shopping. Free of Charge WASC COMMITTEE MEETING (By Invitation Only) ISS Head of Schools Meeting - Rob Ambrogi 3rd Day of Conference Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools Keynote Address by Dennis McLoughlin Session 6 Session 7 Special Session Associate Members Presentation Session 8 Session 9 Cocktail Reception Reception and Welcome to Associate and EARCOS Board Members Gala Dinner APAC Meeting Marilyn George / Margaret Alvarez / Eva Kampits -- Serving on a CIS, CIS/WASC or CIS/NEASC Visiting Committee

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Conference at a Glance EARCOS Registration Desk Hour Location is next to the Grand Ballroom (Perlis Room) November 1, 2007 November 2, 2007 November 3, 2007 November 4, 2007

13:00-19:00 07:30-22:00 07:30-19:00 07:30-18:00

Friday, November 2, 2007 08:30-16:30 Pre-Conference Council of International Schools Board Meeting WASC Training: Focus Learning LTP Leadership through Partnership (LTP- EARCOS School Heads & Chairs) 19:00 ACAMIS Board Meeting Saturday, November 3, 2007 08:30-16:00 Pre-Conference 16:15-17:00 Council of International Schools - AGM Meeting 17:30-18:00 Welcome Orientation for New Heads of EARCOS / Board 18:00-19:00 Reception for Conference Presenters 19:00-21:00 Opening Cocktail Reception Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 1st Day of Conference 07:15 Christian & Catholic Service 08:00-09:30 Conference Opening KEYNOTE ADDRESS ART COSTA, Ed.D. Title: Five Thoughts for a more Thought-full Curriculum Sponsored by ISS 09:30-10:00 10:00-16:30 10:00-11:15 11:20-12:30 12:30-13:30

13:30-14:15 13:30-17:00 15:00-15:30 19:00-22:00

Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by Perkins Eastman Pre-Conference Continued (School Board & EARASBO) SESSION 1 SESSION 2 Lunch Break IASAS Lunch Meeting ACAMIS Lunch Meeting JCIS Lunch Meeting Annual General Meeting (for HEADS only) JOB-A-LIKES Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by Lehigh University Cultural Evening, Bazaar & Reception including Malaysian Music Dance

Monday, November 5, 2007 - 2nd Day of Conference 07:00-08:00 Breakfast Meeting for Heads of A/OS Assisted Schools Breakfast Meeting for MRISA 08:00-9:15 Opening Remarks / Announcement KEYNOTE ADDRESS DENNIS SPARKS Title: Cultivating Ourselves as Leaders Sponsored by Buffalo State, SUNY 09:15-09:45 09:45-11:00

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Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by ISS SESSION 3

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11:10-12:25 12:30-13:45 14:00 14:30

14:15-16:30

SESSION 4 SESSION 5 Explore Kuala Lumpur, Golf outing, and Evening Free Walking Tour in KL lead by Kenny Peavy Ministry of Tourism is providing Bus for a City Tour including Shopping. Free of Charge and visit Selangor Pewter WASC COMMITTEE MEETING (By Invitation Only) ISS Head of Schools Meeting - Rob Ambrogi

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 3rd Day of Conference 07:00-08:00 Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools 08:00-08:15 Opening Remarks KEYNOTE ADDRESS DENNIS MCLOUGHLIN Title: Care & Celebration of the Educational Leader: A Performing Artist/an Incredible Gift! Sponsored by ISI 09:30-10:00 10:00-11:15 11:30-12:45 12:45-13:45 13:45-15:00 15:00-15:30 15:30-16:45 16:00-18:00 17:30-18:30 19:00

Tea & Coffee Break SESSION 6 SESSION 7 Lunch Break Special Session for Associate Members Presentation SESSION 8 Tea & Coffee Break SESSION 9 WASC Cocktail Reception Reception and Welcome to Associate and EARCOS Board Members GALA EVENING

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 08:00-Noon 08:30-16:30

APAC Meeting MARILYN GEORGE / MARGARET ALVAREZ / EVA KAMPITS -- Serving on a CIS, CIS/WASC or CIS/NEASC Visiting Committee

Reminder to all Delegates:

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EARCOS Administrators’ Conference 2008 November 1-4, 2008 Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia


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Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, a tranquil oasis of luxury and service in one of Asia’s most dynamic cities, offers elegant accommodations, world-class dining and premier recreation choices.

Hotel Details Nestled amidst lush gardens in the heart of the city, the newly renovated Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur sits just 45 minutes from the international airport and just moments from key business and shopping areas. The Shangri-La also offers an outstanding choice of cosmopolitan cuisines from its award-winning restaurants. All guest rooms and suites are equipped with an impressive list of amenities. Each room offers central air-conditioning with in-room controls, a flat-screen colour television, and all the deluxe in-room and bathroom accoutrements that our guests expect from a five-star luxury hotel. The hotel’s Horizon Club serves frequent business travelers who require the highest quality accommodation and personalised service. Comprehensive business services along with all-day beverage service are available in the Horizon Club Lounge. The Shangri-La Hotel also features impressive selection of international, award winning restaurants, including the awardwinnning Restaurant Lafite, which serves the finest Western cuisine. The wide selection of dining options makes the hotel a central location for travellers who enjoy fine cuisine, and also makes the hotel an excellent location for conferences and business meetings. The hotel also offers 16 serviced apartments for guests wishing a longer stay.

Other Locations: Lemon Garden Cafe Lemon Garden 2GO Lobby Lounge Shang Palace Zipangu The Pub Poolside Terrace

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EARCOS Strategic Plan EARCOS Mission EARCOS inspires adult and student learning through its leadership and service and fosters intercultural understanding, global citizenship and exceptional educational practices within our learning community. EARCOS Vision To support the EARCOS mission we will:

- Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster greater access to expertise. - Provide targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for member communities. - Connect schools, communities, and individuals through the use of technology to promote collaboration, communication, intercultural understanding, and access to broader educational opportunities. - Engage adults and students in learning opportunities that develop leadership diversity and capacity within our communities. - Engage adults and students in learning activities across the region that will promote friendship, understanding and global citizenship. - Conduct and communicate research and archive relevant data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices. In accomplishing its mission and vision, EARCOS will play a prominent leadership role throughout the global educational community. Strategies and List of Results

STRATEGY A Provide specific targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for various member communities. 1. EARCOS sponsored grant process financially supports action research by and for EARCOS members pertinent to the educational process in Asia. 2. List serves/web page resources facilitate inter-school communication regarding issues relevant to specific disciplines or job categories. 3. Subject-specific conferences meet the professional development needs in selected disciplines or job categories both at the major conference site and at separate “stand-alone” conferences at different locations and times. 4. Consortiums of schools, based on professional development interests and needs, collaboratively identify and support this best practices. 5. Faculty in EARCOS schools share expertise to support targeted professional development needs at the school site. 6. A cohort of trained, affordable facilitators is available to work with Boards and Trustees throughout the region. 7. EARCOS facilitates a mentor program for new school heads and new principals. 8. EARCOS, through its aspiring leadership programs, encourages its members to pursue leadership positions. 9. Offering a greater choice of breadth and/or depth at the major annual conferences, EARCOS develops new and varied formats for conferences. STRATEGY B Engage students and adults in learning activities across the region that will foster friendship, understanding and global citizenship. 1. EARCOS sponsors an annual student leadership conference. 2. Student service projects are recognized and supported by Global Citizen Awards and grant program for students and adults. 3. EARCOS facilitates virtual education projects that support student learning, foster friendship, understanding, leadership and intellectual challenge.

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STRATEGY C Develop regional and worldwide collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise. 1. EARCOS develops collaborative relationships with external organizations that support the needs of EARCOS member schools. STRATEGY D Connect schools, communities, and individuals through the use of effective latest technologies to promote collaboration, intercultural understanding and access to broader educational opportunities. 1. EARCOS schools use a range of technologies that support collaborative efforts and staff development. 2. In collaboration with EARCOS universities provide e-learning opportunities that allow for staff development and credentialing opportunities. 3. The EARCOS web site is a valuable tool offering a broad range of collaborative services enhancing staff and student development and a resource for educational opportunities within EARCOS. STRATEGY E Conduct relevant research and communicate resulting data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices. 1. EARCOS is a data driven organization and models this paradigm for school use. 2. EARCOS supports data driven decision-making through the use of electronic surveys. 3. EARCOS identifies and support research to assess the impact of professional development efforts on student learning. Core Values

EARCOS believes: - All individuals have intrinsic worth; their dignity and value are enhanced when they are honored and nourished. - Diverse and inclusive communities nurture the well-being and growth of individuals and organizations. - Learning is continuous and essential for individual growth and the advancement of society. - Individuals and communities have the need and capacity to learn and grow. - Individuals and communities are responsible for helping, supporting and serving others. - Individuals and communities are responsible for stewardship of the natural environment. - Individuals and communities are responsible for the choices they make. - Integrity, honesty and striving for excellence are essential to our purpose.

Goals All member schools use EARCOS as their primary resource for the professional development of their learning community. EARCOS activities positively impact intercultural understanding.


REGISTRATION ROOM Location is next to the Grand Ballroom (Perlis Room) November 1, 2007 November 2, 2007 November 3, 2007 November 4, 2007

13:00-19:00 07:30-22:00 07:30-19:00 07:30-18:00

Friday, November 2, 2007 08:30-16:30

19:00

Council of International Schools Board Meeting

ECC I

WASC Training: Focus on Learning

Kedah

GAIL SCHOPPERT / ALAN CONKEY Leadership through Partnership (LTP- EARCOS School Heads & Chairs)

Perak

ACAMIS Board Meeting

ECC II

Saturday, November 3, 2007 PRE-CONFERENCES 08:30-16:00

VALERIE SCANE / GAIL SCHOPPERT / ALAN CONKEY -- Title: Partnership Governance: The Head and the Chair The workshop focuses on teamwork activities to develop a positive and effective working relationship between chair and head from each school represented. Both must attend and other board members are not invited to this session. EARASBO GUY ROBINSON, JIS / HIMMAT SANDHU, SAS / CHRIS ROOSE BUSINESS MANAGERS PRECONFERENCE -- The Building Blocks of School Security This workshop is designed to assist in the implementation or enhancement of an already-existing school security program. Discussion will center on understanding security principles using a building block instruction method. Areas to be discussed: Emergency management planning, threat assessment, vulnerability assessment, guard force considerations, access control, building security design, blast mitigation, and prospective security additions. (This is a discussion-based workshop and has evolved over the last four years. The workshop will focus on teaching security concepts and discussing 8-12 real school security situations and how they were solved.)

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ECC I

JONATHAN BORDEN -- Confucius Meets Piaget: Understanding Korean Students and Parents This presentation examines the historical, cultural, and educational background of our Korean students and parents. Common educational issues of this group will be examined from the framework of Korean cultural identity, parental expectations, social relationships among students, learning styles, and individual differences. Suggestions on how to effectively work with Korean parents and students will be made, as well as links to Japanese and Chinese students.

Kelantan

ART COSTA, -- Building a More Thought-full Learning Community with Habits of Mind Shared vision, one attribute of effective schools, is achieved when all members of the school community focus on a common set of outcomes. The Habits of Mind—those characteristics of effective problem solvers—can become the norms of the entire community. Working together, school staffs can create a learning environment designed to cultivate these life-long learnings.

Johore

JOANNA MOTION / FRANK OPRAY / KRISTA SLADE -- Leading School Advancement Advancing your educational institution takes leadership, savvy, and powerful partnerships. Participation in the CASE/EARCOS “Leading School Advancement” preconference on Sat., November 3, 2007, will give you the skills and confidence to change your outlook forever. Our expert speakers lead by example and will be uniquely positioned to offer inspiration and best practice to heads, trustees, senior administrators, and advancement staff.

Pahang

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Saturday, November 3, 2007 PRE-CONFERENCES

ROOM

BILL GERRITZ / KEVIN BARTLETT / TOM BAKER / PAM HARPER -- The Learning Lens: Transforming Schools by Focusing on Learning Participants in the workshop will develop understanding around these questions: 1. How can learning focused practices lead to improved schools for all stakeholders? 2. How are learning focused schools different from conventional schools? 3. What have been some successful examples of learning focused practices in international schools? 4. How can international schools transform their leadership and decision-making structures to reflect a sharper focus on student learning? 5. How can I use learning focused thinking to transform my own school?

Selangor

JOHN LITTLEFORD -- Strategic Governance and School Climate: The Key to Leadership Survival The unfortunate combination of poor board governance and inappropriate trustee response when disruptions among faculty and/or parent constituencies occur is all too evident in our school world. A healthy board turns a crisis into an opportunity. An unhealthy board can turn any incident into a crisis, and often does. Disgruntled faculty cultures, when not improved by a long serving and strong leader can lead to constant instability in the school’s culture, ultimately damaging the education for children. This session will address how to create and maintain healthy and stable boards, the retention of capable leaders, and the improvement in school climate. Case studies drawn from recent actual school crises will engage the participants in analyses of appropriate responses to such challenges.

Kedah

BILL KENTTA / JOSH RECKORD -- Building Communication Skills for International School Leaders Build a toolkit for communication strategies for school leaders. This session will begin by understanding individual communication styles, then focus on case studies and specific examples generated by our work with EARCOS as well as stateside schools. Specific areas of exploration include understanding challenging conversations, information gathering, processing in small and large groups, and concrete take-a-ways for productive communication.

Penang

ROLAND YOSHIDA -- Becoming Empowered by Doing Action Research Have you started a new program and wondered after all of the effort whether you chose the right program and whether it was worth it? We will discuss issues like this one that you want to investigate in your school. EARCOS is interested too by starting a Research Institute to support studies and report findings. Be a contributor, not just a consumer. Come prepared with questions and we will work through how to conduct research on them. Ian Sutherland from the Brent International School Manila and Lehigh’s International Doctoral program will assist me. I will be available throughout the conference to talk with you further about how to do research in your schools.

ECC II

08:30-14:30

MARILYN GEORGE -- WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training The workshop will prepare EARCOS educators to chair a WASC visiting committee. The roles of “keeper of the vision regarding ongoing school improvement” and “manager of the visiting committee” will be examined. There will be insight and advice shared by EARCOS educators who have already chaired full and mid-term visits.

Negeri Sembilan

16:15-17:00

Council of International Schools - AGM Meeting

17:30-18:00

Welcome Orientation for New Heads of EARCOS / EARCOS Board

(check at the registration desk)

EARCOS Suite

18:00-19:00

Reception for Conference Presenters

(check at the registration desk)

EARCOS Suite

19:00-21:00

Opening Cocktail Reception

08:30-16:00

Selangor

Grand Ballroom

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Sunday, November 4, 2007 1st Day of Conference 07:15

08:00-09:30

ROOM

Christian Service

Selangor

Catholic Service

Kedah

Welcome to Delegates

Grand Ballroom

Harlan Lyso, EARCOS President Connie Buford, Regional Education Officer, East Asia Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director Linda Sills, EARCOS Associate Director Musical Entertainment by

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Grand Ballroom

Art Costa, Ed.D. Five Thoughts for a More Thought-full Curriculum Curriculum, instruction, learning, and assessment are the pulse of the school. They are what drive everything else. They are the currency through which we exchange thoughts and ideas. They are the passions that bind our organization together. Educators recognize the growing need for informed, skilled, and compassionate citizens who value truth, openness, creativity, interdependence, balance, and love, as well as the search for personal and spiritual freedom in all areas of one’s life. This demands that the school’s curriculum must be open and flexible enough to accommodate these new perspectives. In this presentation, five themes will be presented as “lenses” with which to view a thought-filled curriculum. Biography:

He is an Emeritus Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento and Co-founder of the Institute for Intelligent Behavior in El Dorado Hills, California. He has served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, an assistant superintendent for instruction and as the Director of Educational Programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has made presentations and conducted workshops in all fifty states as well as Mexico, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Islands of the South Pacific. Author of numerous journal articles, he edited the book, “Developing Minds”: A Resource Book for Teaching Thinking; is the author of “The Enabling Behaviors”, “Teaching for Intelligent Behaviors”, and “The School as a Home for the Mind.” He is coauthor (with Larry Lowery) of “Techniques for Teaching Thinking”,”Cognitive Coaching: A Foundation for Renaissance Schools”, (with Bob Garmston) and co-editor of “Assessment in the Learning Organization”, “The Habits of Mind Series” (with Bena Kallick) and the trilogy, “Process as Content” (with Rosemarie Liebmann,). Active in many professional organizations, Dr. Costa served as President of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was the National President of A.S.C.D. from 1988 to 1989.

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Perak

ECC I (Continued)


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Sunday, November 4, 2007 Session 1 10:00-11:15

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ART COSTA -- Designing and Posing Powerful Questions Participants will become aware of the questions they are asking, and the attributes and structure of powerful questions. They will practice designing and posing questions deliberately intended to engage and transform the thinking, self-esteem, and perceptions of others.

Grand Ballroom

BAMBI BETTS -- Raising the Bar on Teacher Quality: Creating a Teacher Evaluation Program (Part 1) Quality teaching is the most essential ingredient in an effective school. This workshop is designed to provide those involved in the evaluation or appraisal of teachers in international schools with a set of practical skills for putting an effective evaluation program in place. It will be useful to school heads, principals and other school leaders who evaluate faculty. Through a series of active learning opportunities, participants will explore answers to the following questions: 1) What are the purposes of teacher evaluation?, 2) What are the essential components of an effective evaluation program?, 3) What criteria should be used to evaluate teacher performance and progress?, 4) What are the inherent problems and issues of evaluations programs?, 5) What data sources are most effective?, 6) Are there unique features of teacher evaluation programs in international schools?, 7) What are the key learnings from teacher evaluation research from the last decade?

Penang

VIRGINIA FOLEY -- Teambuilding Techniques that Work These exercises cross cultures and organizations and apply to large teams and small. Strengthen your team’s ability to work together or bind together a new team using techniques that work. Office climate surveys, problem-solving techniques, team competitions, off-site retreats, and even having fun will strengthen your team and build communication.

Kelantan

DJ CONDON -- The Tao of Educational Leadership: A Cross-Cultural Perspective The influence of culture on leadership is a topic of great practical importance to international educators. This workshop will focus on how certain Taoist principles can be applied in any school, regardless of location. Topics to be addressed include nature of the leader, male-female power relations, and the change process.

Lemon Garden Terrace

MARILYN GEORGE / MARGARET ALVAREZ / EVA KAMPITS -- Becoming Accredited: Essential Elements The session will address the essential elements that must exist and be operating effectively in a school whose purpose is to move into the accreditation process that focuses on high student achievement and ongoing improvement. This includes the following areas: philosophy, governance, administration and organizational issues, staffing, instructional program, student support, culture, and resources.

Johore

DENNIS MCLOUGHLIN -- A HIGH TRUST LEADERSHIP’S EFFECTIVENESS: Thinking & Responsibility! A high trust leader’s effectiveness can be measured by the optimism and innovation/creativity in his/her faculty. Thinking and responsibility guarantee the future.

Sarawak

FRANK OPRAY (CASE) -- “Asia Booming: Mobility, Demographics, Educational Demand; therefore - Opportunities for International Schools” The international school sector continues to expand worldwide with particular growth in the Asia/Pacific region— embracing both existing and new schools. This opening session will explore the political, economic, and societal reasons behind this remarkable growth trend and will identify the opportunities it is presenting for alumni relations and philanthropy in our schools.

ECC II

KENNETH PAYNTER -- World Virtual School – Symbiotic Evolution of Principles and Practices Learn about the development and current status of the World Virtual School Project—a very unique and innovative joint venture of the eight international schools regions and the U.S Dept. of State Office of Overseas Schools, which is providing a mechanism for unprecedented inter-regional communication and collaboration.

Pahang

JEFF UTECHT -- Online Professional Development – Matching the Tool with the Need Offering online professional development opportunities for your staff can be both time-saving and engaging. These tools can also help to create professional learning communities within your school. But how do you get started? How do you know which online tools to use? This session will be discussion-based as we explore the different online learning tools available to schools today. We will examine ways each tool can provide you with different options on how your school designs professional development opportunities.

Selangor

ROLAND YOSHIDA -- Becoming Empowered by Doing Action Research In case you missed the preconference workshop, we will work on the fundamentals for conducting action research. Bring your questions and we will work on them. We will conclude this session on the following day.

Kedah

JON ZURFLUH -- Transformational Leadership in Technology Planning This workshop will explore the strategies that must be employed to best grapple with the issues that leaders face in regards to the effective integration of technology planning into core strategic planning. Building on the work of Quinn and Spreitzer (2006), this session will explore the facets of transformational leadership and implications for leading a systematic transformation of an organization to one that effectively uses technology resources to accomplish broader goals.

Negeri Sembilan

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Sunday, November 4, 2007 Session 2 11:20-12:30

Room

BAMBI BETTS -- Raising the Bar on Teacher Quality: Creating a Teacher Evaluation Program (Part 2) Quality teaching is the most essential ingredient in an effective school. This workshop is designed to provide those involved in the evaluation or appraisal of teachers in international schools with a set of practical skills for putting an effective evaluation program in place. It will be useful to school heads, principals and other school leaders who evaluate faculty. Through a series of active learning opportunities, participants will explore answers to the following questions: 1) What are the purposes of teacher evaluation?, 2) What are the essential components of an effective evaluation program?, 3) What criteria should be used to evaluate teacher performance and progress?, 4) What are the inherent problems and issues of evaluations programs?, 5) What data sources are most effective?, 6) Are there unique features of teacher evaluation programs in international schools?, 7) What are the key learnings from teacher evaluation research from the last decade?

Penang

KEVIN DOWNING -- The Impact of Nature and Nurture on Learning and Teaching This presentation will consider the evidence for and against the reported “effects” of nature and nurture on learning and teaching. For example, are Asian students different from their so-called western counterparts, and what lies at the heart of any perceived differences?

Lemon Garden Terrace

JUDITH GUY & EDWARD LAWLESS -- Initiatives and Directions in the IB This presentation will review recent developments and new initiatives in the IB. The wider challenges for schools and the IB organization as a whole in broadening access and in meeting its mission will be discussed in this context. The presentation will specifically focus on how the organization is addressing the key questions of: How is the IB evolving and changing to meet the changing demands and needs of schools, teachers, and students? How is the organization ensuring that the IB remains fit for purpose?

Kedah

JOSH RECKORD / BILL KENTTA - Just Listen Most of us have been conditioned to be poor listeners. Few of us have received any formal training on how to become better listeners. Yet listening takes up more of our waking hours than any other activity. Attend this session to learn about your listening style, listening faults, and how to become a better listener.

Pahang

JOHN LITTLEFORD -- The Big Bang: Transition Issues that Undermine Governance In the international school scene, the tenure of most heads often is less than five years because of a lack of transition planning following a search, combined with the loss of institutional memory on the board. Boards may think they do not need a transition plan and immediately place multiple demands for change upon the new head of school. In executing those plans, without yet knowing the cultural context, many heads unknowingly are digging their own “graves.” This session will point out patterns of success and failure following searches and how capable heads can sidestep the typical “holes in the road” and beat the odds.

Sabah

DENNIS MCLOUGHLIN -- High Trust Leadership Skill that Put Vision into Action... Action into Results! This is a “hands on” High Trust Leadership positive skills development workshop which deals head on with the reality of the school culture: hurt negative teachers, rude demanding people, rumors, lack of previous leadership, ...all positive, all solutions, all High Trust!

Sarawak

TONI MULLEN / LIESBET RECTER -- “The Voice of Experience” An International Alumni Panel Discussion Over 14,000 students, parents, and faculty comprise the International School of Kuala Lumpur’s alumni family. How does the experience of being an international school alumnus impact one’s life? How can the school support this expanding community? Five ISKL alumni from various decades and perspectives share reflections and impressions on their experiences as alumni of an international school. The panel will also discuss the implications of staying connected to one’s alma mater.

Johore

MAYA NELSON -- School Within A School – A Unique Special Education Model Meeting the needs of students with learning differences has become increasingly challenging. The School Within A School model is one alternative on how to include students into our international schools and successfully provide them with the instruction that they need. Learn more about this model, Taipei American School’s success, and the process of implementing this special education model into your school.

Kelantan

MARGARET SHIBUYA / KATHLEEN RIGGINS -- The Virtues Project: Simple Strategies to Empower Learners The five strategies of the Virtues Project are presented; Speak the Language of the Virtues, Recognize Teachable Moments, Set Clear Boundaries, Honor the Spirit, and The Art of Spiritual Companioning. The use of these strategies creates a safe environment for learning and provides a positive framework for all school interactions.

ECC II

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Sunday, November 4, 2007 Session 2 11:20-12:30

12:30-13:30

DENNIS SPARKS -- Leading for Results: Continuing the Dialogue This session will continue the dialogue regarding Leading for Results that began at the Spring Heads’ Meeting in Vientiane, Laos, in April 2007. Participants are asked to bring their copies of Leading for Results to the session.

Negeri Sembilan

JEFF UTECHT -- Virtual Learning Environments – What the Future Holds Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) have been around for some time. We just know them as games such as: Sims, World of Warcraft, and Halo. These VLEs were disguised as games but recently new virtual worlds such as Second Life have created learning opportunities in new virtual spaces. Come learn how Second Life is being used to foster Professional Learning Communities, how some schools are taking field trips and creating projects in Second Life to share with others. With a population of well over 6 million and growing, Second Life is guaranteed to wow you! (Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops)

Selangor

LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH

IASAS Lunch Meeting

Shang Palace Restaurant Private Room

ACAMIS Lunch Meeting

PUB, Level 1

JCIS Lunch Meeting

13:30-14:15

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* Annual General Meeting (for HEADS only)

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ECC II

Sabah


Sunday, November 4, 2007 Job-a-Likes 13:30-17:00

Room Business Centre

Admissions Personnel

Steve Money Jakarta International School

High School Principals

Grant Millard International School of Kuala Lumpur

Kelantan

Middle School Principals

Robert Godley Singapore American School

Penang

Elementary School Principals

Maureen O’Shaughnessey / Debbie Cook Brent International School Manila

Sarawak

Curriculum Coordinators

Naomi Aleman International School of Kuala Lumpur

Selangor

Development / Alumni

Rose Hastings American School in Japan

I.T. Directors

Paul White New International School Thailand

Athletic/Activities Directors

Bob Connor International School Bangkok

Lemon Garden Terrace

Board Members

Valerie Scane Jakarta International School

Perak

Human Resources

Shanthi Nathan International School of Kuala Lumpur

Negeri Sembilan

14:15-17:00

* Heads Large Schools

Paul Chmelik International School of Kuala Lumpur

ECC II

14:15-17:00

* Heads Medium Schools

Tony Race International School of Singapore

Kedah

14:15-17:00

* Heads Small Schools

Steve Alexander Vientiane International School

Johore

Business Centre Pahang

(* attending AGM)

15:00-15:30

19:00-22:00

Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by

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Monday, November 5, 2007 2nd Day of Conference

Room

07:00-08:00

Breakfast Meeting for Heads

07:00-08:00

Breakfast Meeting for MRISA

Lemon Garden Coffee Shop

Opening Remarks / Announcement

Grand Ballroom

08:00-9:15

of A/OS Assisted Schools

Outside Lemon Garden Terrace

Morning Greetings by TIM CARR, American School in Japan, EARCOS Board Music Entertainment by

Mont’Kiara International School

Introduction to Speaker: Carolyn Brunner, Buffalo State, SUNY Keynote Address

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Dennis Sparks “Cultivating Ourselves as Leaders” What leaders think, say, and do matters. Their beliefs and the depth of their understanding regarding important subjects, their emotions, and their daily actions shape the cultures that they lead. Because important changes in teaching and learning begin with important change changes in leaders, this talk describes a number of actions leaders can take to increase their effectiveness and improve the satisfaction they receive from their work. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on the implications these ideas have for both their professional and personal lives. Biography:

Dennis Sparks is the Emeritus Executive Director of the National Staff Development Council. He served as the Council’s executive director from 1984-2007. Dr. Sparks has also been a teacher, counselor, co-director of an alternative high school, and director of the Northwest Staff Development Center, a state and federally-funded teacher center in Livonia, Michigan. He completed his Ph.D. in counseling at the University of Michigan in 1976, and has taught at several universities. He speaks frequently throughout North America on various topics related to professional learning and leadership. He is author of Leading for Results: Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Relationships in Schools, 2nd Edition (Corwin, 2007); Designing Powerful Professional Development for Teachers and Principals (NSDC, 2002); Conversations that Matter (NSDC, 2001), a collection of his JSD interviews since 1991; co-author with Stephanie Hirsh of Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn (NSDC, 2000); co-author with Joan Richardson of What is Staff Development Anyway? (NSDC, 1998); and co-author with Stephanie Hirsh of A New Vision for Staff Development (ASCD/NSDC, 1997). Dr. Sparks’ articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, The American School Board Journal, The Principal, and The School Administrator. All of Dr. Sparks’ interviews and articles are accessible on the NSDC web site at www.nsdc.org/library/authors/sparks.cfm.

08:00-16:30

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09:15-09:45

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Monday, November 5, 2007 Session 3 09:45-11:00

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KEVIN DOWNING -- Constructively Aligning Your Curriculum with Outcomes Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) This workshop gives an overview of Outcomes Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) as a means of improving the curriculum and introduces the concept of constructive alignment to bring about a coherent and accountable institutional structure. In addition to providing examples of a constructively aligned approach, it draws on the presenter’s experience of facilitating this change within the university sector, and involves a demonstration of an e-learning tool developed for assisting with constructive alignment.

Perak

BILL KENTTA / JOSH RECKORD -- Organizational Development in Schools The way to improve schools is so simple it’s embarrassing: getting people to work together toward a common goal. The purpose of this session will be to identify the various components of organizational development and to discuss how schools can create an internal group of organizational specialists to help staffs accomplish school improvement in the areas of decision making, teaming, communication skill building, problem solving, collaboration, meeting skills, and resolving conflict.

Kelantan

DAVID KOUTSOUKIS -- Creative Tools for Teaching Values (Part 1) In this workshop you will discover a simple but powerful method for teaching values; learn how to teach values in a variety of contexts; learn how to teach values using multiple intelligence methodology; learn about resources that will save you hours of preparation time; and learn how to make values education fun!

ECC I

BILL MULES (CASE) -- How to Ask: A Primer for Heads In this session, Bill, former head of the American School of London, will candidly share his experience raising significant private support for ASL. This session will be a stellar opportunity to learn from a master about the art of asking—and the joys of receiving.

Negeri Sembilan

KENNETH PAYNTER -- Introducing “EARCOS Collaborative Workspace” – An Online Environment for Regional Collaboration EARCOS has activated a site for hosting a variety of regional collaborative initiatives. This presentation is geared towards school administrators and technologists who want to familiarize themselves with this opportunity to work together on a common platform. We will explore the site in its current state and discuss future possibilities.

Pahang

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Monday, November 5, 2007 Session 3 09:45-11:00

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DENNIS SALE -- The ‘Thinking Curriculum’: A Practical Framework for Promoting Good Thinking (Part I) This workshop demonstrates the key design steps in developing a practical whole curriculum approach for promoting critical and creative thinking in any curriculum area. The framework has been developed over many years of applied research in systematically infusing thinking throughout the curriculum development cycle (e.g., learning outcomes, instructional methods, assessment, etc).

Penang

ANTHONY SKILLICORN AND SUSAN EDWARDS -- Meeting the Rischard Challenge How might an international school build a program that will empower students to address global issues in a meaningful way? How do educational institutions link the curriculum to the practicalities of addressing global problems? Using the United World College of South East Asia’s Global Concerns program as a springboard, we provide a model for schools to actively address ten of the ‘20 Global Problems’ as identified by Jean-Francois Rischard.

Sarawak

DENNIS SPARKS -- Dialogue with Dennis Sparks This session provides an opportunity for participants to dialogue with Dennis Sparks regarding the ideas presented in his keynote.

Grand Ballroom

JEFF UTECHT -- Beyond E-Mail – Communicating in the 21st Century (Part 1) Many Schools rely on e-mail as their main line of communication with students, parents, the community and even among staff. The new World Wide Web, known as Web 2.0, is allowing schools to move beyond e-mail and communicate in a variety of ways. Through the use of podcasts, blogs, Google tools, and other new free web based programs, schools can communicate in more effective and relevant ways with their audience. Come learn what communicating in the 21st Century looks like. (Participants are encouraged to bring laptops)

Selangor

PAUL WHITE -- Teaching with Tablets: The Development and Use of a One to One Tablet Laptop Program This workshop will look at some of the pitfalls and tips for piloting a laptop program. It will consider the total cost of ownership and how such programs can be funded. How laptops can be used to enhance teaching and learning and the special benefits of tablets and digital ink. Notes for the workshop will be posted on my blog: http://educationwithtechnology.blogspot.com/

Kedah

RONALD MILES WILDER -- Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Teacher Supervision: What Schools Can Do (Part 1) Overcoming teacher antipathy and ambivalence toward the evaluation process is essential to fulfilling the legitimate purposes of teacher evaluation: accountability, and improvement of instruction. This presentation is based on findings from research on the evaluation structures of schools and qualifications of administrators in the EARCOS region in their evaluation of teachers.

Johore

DR. NAOMI WOOLSEY -- Add Another AERO to Your Quiver The AERO Project, supported by the U.S. Office of Overseas Schools, has continued to grow by developing new standards in music, visual arts, and world languages, which augment the existing standards in science, social studies, mathematics, and English/language arts. AERO also has created courses in curriculum mapping, evidence to excellence (process for collaborative review of student work) and academic leaders to assist schools as they become standards-based. Come and learn more about these developments and how your school can benefit from AERO’s offerings.

ECC II

Session 4 11:10-12:25

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ART COSTA -- Learning to Listen with Skill and Empathy Skillful listeners are aware of, employ, and monitor their own use of certain non-judgmental response behaviors. Their intent is to enhance the quality of communications, to model listening and empathizing, and to establish rapport.

Grand Ballroom

ROSE HASTINGS -- Why Do Alumni Relations at International Schools? This session will present the history of alumni relations at ASIJ, describing challenges and opportunities. It will include cooperative activity involving brainstorming in small groups, and then a wrap-up.

Pahang

JOSH RECKORD / BILL KENTTA -- Recognizing and Dealing With Burnout in Ourselves and Others Do you (or someone you know) feel irritated much of the time—tired, stressed, and stretched to the limit by the demands of your life? Do you feel like you’re burning, or in danger of burning out? More people than ever are stressed, exhausted, and unfulfilled, but carry on their lives in the same way, regardless. They do so at their own peril. Attend this session to learn how to protect against burnout.

Kelantan

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Monday, November 5, 2007 Session 4 11:10-12:25

Room

DAVID KOUTSOUKIS -- Creative Tools for Teaching Values (Part 2) In this workshop you will discover a simple but powerful method for teaching values; learn how to teach values in a variety of contexts; learn how to teach values using multiple intelligence methodology; learn about resources that will save you hours of preparation time; and learn how to make values education fun!

ECC I

JOHN LITTLEFORD -- The Current State of Instability: Research Patterns in the Chair/Head Partnership The partnership of head and chair is crucial to the success of a school head and school. In 80% of the cases where a head leaves under duress or is stressed by board behavior, it is due in part to an uncomfortable partnership with the chair. In 20% of governance difficulties with boards, the board chair/head partnership is seen as too close, and the rest of the board rebels at what it considers to be a lack of critical oversight of the head by the chair. This session will outline the key reasons for this instability and the core solutions to ensuring and enhancing healthy chair/head partnerships.

Johore

JOHN RITTER -- Good Governance – Keeping Our Promises Governance training is becoming a normal practice at international schools, due in part to recently added accreditation standards. How can we assure that this training “takes”? How can we increase the prospects that the goodwill, good intentions, and good understanding expressed at governance training at the beginning of the year are put into practice through the rest of the year? At this session we will consider methods—within training and beyond—to help boards and heads better implement and sustain what is learned in training . . . to help us keep our promises for good governance through the year.

Negeri Sembilan

CHRIS ROOSE -- The Building Blocks of School Security This workshop is designed to assist in the implementation or enhancement of an already-existing school security program. Discussion will center on understanding security principles using a building block instruction method. Areas to be discussed: Threat assessment, vulnerability assessment, guard force, access control, building design, and prospective security additions.

Sarawak

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Monday, November 5, 2007 Session 4 11:10-12:25

Room

DENNIS SALE -- The ‘Thinking Curriculum’: A Practical Framework for Promoting Good Thinking (Part 2) This workshop demonstrates the key design steps in developing a practical whole curriculum approach for promoting critical and creative thinking in any curriculum area. The framework has been developed over many years of applied research in systematically infusing thinking throughout the curriculum development cycle (e.g., learning outcomes, instructional methods, assessment, etc).

Penang

PAUL WHITE -- Taking Learning On-line: Developing An On-line Curriculum to Support Teaching and Learning This workshop will look at how to develop an online curriculum and use it effectively to support teaching and independent learning, both in and outside the classroom.

Kedah

RONALD MILES WILDER -- Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Teacher Supervision: What Schools Can Do (Part 2) Overcoming teacher antipathy and ambivalence toward the evaluation process is essential to fulfilling the legitimate purposes of teacher evaluation: accountability and improvement of instruction. This presentation is based on findings from research on the evaluation structures of schools and qualifications of administrators in the EARCOS region in their evaluation of teachers.

Johore

JEFF UTECHT -- Beyond E-Mail – Communicating in the 21st Century (Part 2) Many schools rely on e-mail as their main line of communication with students, parents, the community, and even among staff. The new World Wide Web, known as Web 2.0, is allowing schools to move beyond e-mail and communicate in a variety of ways. Through the use of podcasts, blogs, Google tools, and other new free web based programs, schools can communicate in more effective and relevant ways with their audience. Come learn what communicating in the 21st Century looks like. (Participants are encouraged to bring laptops)

Selangor

ROLAND YOSHIDA -- Becoming Empowered by Doing Action Research We will conclude the topics presented at the preconference workshop by developing research plans for you to implement in your schools.

Perak

Session 5 12:30-13:45

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ART COSTA - Mediating the Metacognitive: Thinking About Your Thinking What goes on in your head when you think? Such a question invites others to talk aloud about their problem solving—a characteristic of quality thinkers. In this session participants will learn how to engage others’ minds and to conduct dialogues intended to increase awareness and skill in thinking and talking about thinking.

Grand Ballroom

KEVIN DOWNING -- Adding Value to Students Through Institutional Research This presentation will describe and demonstrate the use of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory as an institutional research tool which can be used to evidence value added to students by both curricular and co-curricular activities. It also considers the value of data from this type of institutional research in bringing about evidence-based institutional change.

Selangor

JUDITH GUY & EDWARD LAWLESS -- Making it Happen – Implementing IB programmes in Asia Pacific Schools This presentation aims to give an overview of the three IB programs—the underpinning philosophy, the implied pedagogy, and the challenges for change agents in schools. The discussion will include a perspective on the Learner Profile being adopted across all three programs and examine strategies adopted to enhance articulation between the primary years, middle years, and diploma program. Information on authorization standards and procedures for schools adopting the programs in Asia Pacific region will be available.

ECC I

JOHN LITTLEFORD -- Powerful Trade Offs: The Nine Sacred Cows of Income and Expense Relying on tuition alone may not be enough to ensure the fiscal health of international schools. Since most have a weak giving culture (if there is any charitable giving tradition at all), balancing creatively the sources of income and the demands for expense is crucial to the long term health of schools. On the income side, most schools overlook profit centers, increasingly the margin of excellence for independent and international schools.This session will show how to balance the trade offs of income and expense most effectively while honoring a school’s unique culture and how to build and expand profit centers that can generate one million annually of net income on a ten million dollar budget.

Johore

DENNIS MCLOUGHLIN -- BEWARE: 6 VALLEYS OF DEATH. STAY AWAY – EXCEL-BE HAPPY! Beware: 6 valleys of death. Stay away and live to tell your grandchildren you were an educational leader. Visible only to high trust leaders, not to Harvard Business School, not to Wharton Business School,....up your leadership!

Kedah

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Monday, November 5, 2007 Session 5 12:30-13:45

14:00 14:30

14:30

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JOSH RECKORD / BILL KENTTA -- Who Decides? Through exploring decision-making examples and models, we will build an understanding of the components of successful decisions in the school setting. This will include an explanation of different roles and steps in the process. The understanding and use of consensus as a component of collaborative work in the school setting remains a challenge for many of us and will be a special focus of this workshop.

Kelantan

DENNIS SALE -- Effective ‘E-Pedagogy’ This workshop demonstrates an effective and resource efficient E-learning design approach. It highlights the importance of the creative application of pedagogical principles with a clear identification of what specific ICT’s can offer in terms of enhancing learning opportunities in given situated contexts (e.g., learning outcomes, content areas, student cohorts, etc)

Penang

GAIL SCHOPPERT / ALAN CONKEY -- Effective Board Committees The workshop will cover the number and composition of board committees, the scope of their authority, agendas and minutes, and evaluating their effectiveness. Case studies and other forms of audience participation will be used.

Perak

LINDA SEE -- Pandemic Preparedness for International Schools Is your school prepared for a pandemic outbreak or even another SARS? Based on the US State Department, World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the California State School system guidelines, discover how to draft a decision-making matrix, education, and practices that can be implemented and contingency plans that need to be considered. A practical exercise and matrix formats will be provided.

Pahang

MARGARET SHIBUYA / KATHLEEN RIGGINS -- The Virtues Project II: School Spirit and Personal Development Two strategies will be explored. Honor the Spirit offers ways to enhance school spirit. It also supports the spiritual development of students in an inclusive and respectful way. Spiritual Companioning is a skill and an art in which the speaker finds his own clarity and gains mastery of his life.

ECC II

VIRGINIA FOLEY -- Team-Building that Works: Applying Personality Theory Looking at your team from the standpoint of type theory provides a deeper understanding of self and others. Use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) theory to enhance your team’s cooperation and turn diversity of styles into an asset for your team. What is your team’s preferred type!

Negeri Sembilan

Explore Kuala Lumpur, Golf Outing, and Evening Free Walking Tour in KL lead by Kenny Peavy (ISKL Expert) (Meet at the Lobby) Ministry of Tourism is providing Bus for a City Tour including Shopping (Free of Charge) and visit Selangor Pewter (Sign-up at the EARCOS Registration Desk)

14:30

Sepatrate Tour to ISKL (Sign-up at the EARCOS Registration Desk)

14:30

Tour to Mont Kiara Int’l School (Sign-up at the EARCOS Registration Desk)

14:15-16:30

WASC COMMITTEE MEETING (By Invitation Only) ROOM: Business Centre

14:15-16:30

ISS Head of Schools Meeting - Rob Ambrogi ROOM: ECC I

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 3rd Day of Conference

Room

07:00-08:00

Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools

08:00-08:15

Opening Remarks / Announcement Special Remarks: ANGUS KING

Lemon Garden Terrace Grand Ballroom Sponsored by APPLE INC.

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Introduction to Speaker: Howard Kravitz, Insurance Sevices International Keynote Address

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Dennis McLoughlin Care & Celebration of the Educational Leader: A Performing Artist/an Incredible Gift! 429, 007 calories devoted a year.... to student learning, teacher harmony/recognition, calming/ re-assuring parents, holding the community together with purposeful magic, personal family tsunamis....and (no kidding, I really mean this..) faith and hope the world will make it.... WHO IS GIVING THAT ENERGY BACK TO YOU? LET’S CELEBRATE YOU,...incredible, caring, a performing artist...... THE GREAT GIFT! Biography: Every generation has its pioneers, people who with trailblazing initiatives change our idea of the world, change the way we perceive, and Dennis M. McLoughlin is such a trailblazer. Born in the USA buy raised in the Orient, Mr. McLoughlin combines a world of experiences (United State Marine Corps, Shakespearean actor, cowboy, entrepreneur, “gifted discipline problem) with teaching experience that includes everything from Watts to the Navajo Indian Reservation, from Watts to East Lost Angeles. Clinically proven-school researched, Mr. McLoughlin’s Trust Psychology/High Trust Thinking/Leadership are influencing a major evolution, a “paradigm thinking shift” from fragmented, non-emotional, passive management to leadership/learning that is vital, passionate, cognitive-emotionally integrated, intuitive, where teachers/students take all learning to performance in an atmosphere that nurtures “a high need to achieve,” moral commitment, and energy for the new world of thinking, responsibility and community.

08:00-16:30

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PRUE ANDERSON -- Reading Literacy in English: Patterns in International School Student Data This workshop will examine the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) student data for three aspects of reading: retrieving information, interpreting texts, and reflecting on texts, and the effect of some background variables. Data is from the 2006-2007 ISA administration in which over 28,000 students from 170 international schools participated.

ECC II

ART COSTA -- Cognitive Coaching: Conversations that Promote Self-Directed Learning (Part 1) The mission of Cognitive Coaching is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for high performance both independently and as members of a community. This session, directed towards staff developers, administrators, supervisors, and mentor teachers, will describe strategies to enhance teacher perceptions, intellectual functions, and decisions as prerequisite to improving instruction.

Sarawak

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Session 6 10:00-11:15

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VIRGINIA FOLEY -- Cross-Cultural Communication In Management Visible cultural differences in your workplace are just a tip of the iceberg. Understanding how workplace norms differ across cultures will make you a better communicator. Explore your communication style and better understand others through diagnostic exercises and dialogues which illustrate cultural differences and lead to greater management effectiveness.

Kelantan

JOHN LITTLEFORD -- Keeping Your Head: The Opportunities and Pitfalls in Executive Compensation and Evaluation Compensation is a sensitive topic for school heads, and yet it is a core tool by which schools recruit and retain top talent in the international scene. This session will examine patterns of head compensation worldwide, the balance of incentive pay, base pay, and benefits—all within the context of effective yet fair evaluation. This session will report on the factors that most influence the compensation of school leaders. These factors will surprise most boards and heads.

Johore

DENNIS MCLOUGHLIN -- Using HiGH TRUST to Influence Others to Choose What is Best & Maximize Their Potential (not control with power) Step into the future with High Trust Leadership. Really smart, talented people are different. They want work that integrates emotions, influences the future, touches the lives of others, includes freedom to create, and is intrinsically rewarding. 19th century carrot and stick approach, assembly line motivation, will not work. Personal integrity, the correct vision and High Trust Leadership will.

Grand Ballroom

DAVE MCMASTER / ALEX GIBBS (CASE) -- Case Study: Canadian International School in Hong Kong – Sweet Music for our Ears The Canadian International School of Hong Kong is close to raising an unprecedented HK$100 million to complete a magnificent new arts complex at their Aberdeen campus. Principal Dave McMaster and his senior colleague, Alex Gibbs (Director of Communications & Development), will present a case study on what they have achieved and how they did it.

Negeri

KENNETH PAYNTER -- Follow-Up on Learning 2.0 in Shanghai – Sustainable EARCOS Technology Conferences Ken will share his understanding of the evolution and execution of the September Learning 2.0 conference in Shanghai. This presentation will focus on the importance of continued efforts to develop technology conferences in the coming years in the EARCOS region.

Pahang

LINDA SEE -- Roles of the School Nurse The National Association of School Nurses’ definition of the seven key roles of a school nurse serves as the framework for the health care professional in the international school setting. The school nurse plays a key role as a health educator for students and the community, a subject expert to develop health programs and policies and a liaison to the health care community both within the country and with international agencies. Maximize the benefits for your students by understanding how the school nurse fits into your professional team.

ECC I

DENNIS SPARKS -- First Change Ourselves (Part 1) Leaders’ emotions and clarity regarding their fundamental choices and values have a profound effect on the culture of the organizations they lead. This session will teach participants how to create cultures based on appreciation, celebration, and the use of strengths, and to identify the fundamental choices that shape their work and lives.

Kedah

JEFF UTECHT -- Mastering RSS – Make the Web Work for You (Part 1) If there is one web 2.0 tool that is underutilized and well worth the time and energy to learn, it’s RSS— Really Simple Syndications. Think of RSS as a supermarket, a supermarket where you get to stock the shelves with all of your favorite items and then you get to browse those items whenever you want. It will allow students to create personal learning networks (PLN) with other students and professionals around the world. Students can learn from a variety of people and media via the web.

Selangor

ANGUS KING Former Governor of the U.S. State of Maine -- Transforming Education on a Grand Scale While in office as governor, Angus King launched an initiative to provide every public middle school student with a laptop computer. The first program of its kind in the nation, it was met with considerable resistance. But with his trademark style of leadership, Mr. King was able to persuade the state legislature to enact the program. It has since been copied in other U.S. states with similar success. International school leaders face similar challenges on a smaller scale. How can you convince your educational thought leaders, your board, your parent community and other constituents that the time and money invested in a laptop program are worthwhile? How do you successfully lead change on a grand scale? What are the characteristics of a successful technology reform program, and how can you implement such a complex program in your own school? Drawing on his rich experience in business, education and politics, Mr. King will share perspectives that any international school administrator will find useful, inspiring and entertaining.

Perak

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DIANE MCKOY -- United States University Undergraduate Admissions for International Students This session will review the undergraduate admissions and financial aid application process for international students applying to colleges and universities in the United States. We will discuss the Early Decision/Early Action processes, the admissions essay, standardized testing, teacher recommendations, and other topics of interest.

Kelantan

ART COSTA -- Cognitive Coaching: Conversations that Promote Self-Directed Learning (Part 2) The mission of Cognitive Coaching is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for high performance both independently and as members of a community. This session, directed towards staff developers, administrators, supervisors, and mentor teachers, will describe strategies to enhance teacher perceptions, intellectual functions, and decisions as prerequisite to improving instruction.

Sarawak

KEVIN DOWNING -- The Impact of A Problem-Based Curriculum on Metacognitive Development Using research conducted by the presenter, this workshop considers the question of the extent to which a problem-based curriculum or a new social environment leads to more effective development of generic, as well as subject specific skills, than more ‘traditional’ learning and teaching approaches.

ECC I

JOHN LINDSEY / PRUE ANDERSON -- Mathematical Literacy: Patterns in International School Student Data This workshop will examine International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) student data in four mathematical literacy content areas of Uncertainty, Quantity, Space and Shape, and Change and Relationships; and three competencies of reproduction, connections, and reflection. Data is from the 2006-2007 ISA administration in which over 28,000 students from 170 international schools participated.

ECC II

JOHN LITTLEFORD -- The Politics and Effectiveness of Faculty Compensation, Appraisal and Workload Teachers want higher salaries and yet have the freedom to create and teach. Boards want accountability, standards, and measurement as a core condition for charging higher tuitions and paying out more money in salaries. Heads are caught in the middle in managing board/parent expectations and faculty/staff reactions. This session will help heads explore with boards and teachers ETC07Program 06.7.28 10:55 AM Page and 1 more effective, how a collegial and intellectual dialogue can be structured to discuss seriously mission-based compensation substantive, and positive appraisal—all in the context of a fair and equitable workload that clarifies expectations.

Johore

KENNETH PAYNTER -- What’s Happening Now in Educational Technology? – An Informal Panel Discussion/ Forum This workshop is an open discussion about apparent (and perhaps not-so-apparent) trends and implementations in PreK-12 educational technology. A panel of various “players,” representing students, teachers, tech integrators, and school administrators will seed and/or extend the conversations. Bring your educational technology issues and questions to this “town hall” type forum. ROOM: Pahang DENNIS SALE Building Rapport in Cross Cultural Facilitation using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) This workshop draws upon extensive experience in conducting facilitation in many cultural, ethnic, and learning contexts. It demonstrates that despite the often documented differences in working with diverse learning groups, there are certain fundamental universal principles of communication and human conduct that typically result in good rapport building and productive learning outcomes. ROOM: Grand Ballroom

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Session 7 11:30-12:45

12:45-13:45

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DAVID SHEPHERD (CASE) From Year Book to Face Book: Building An Advancement Operation from Scratch David Shepherd will inspire you with what he has achieved with his team at UWCSEA in Singapore. From no alumni records whatsoever—the files were thrown out—this school is building a dynamic global network of supporters for the college, including an online community.

Negeri Sembilan

DENNIS SPARKS -- First Change Ourselves (Part 2) Leaders’ emotions and clarity regarding their fundamental choices and values have a profound effect on the culture of the organizations they lead. This session will teach participants how to create cultures based on appreciation, celebration, and the use of strengths—and to identify the fundamental choices that shape their work and lives.

Kedah

JEFF UTECHT -- Mastering RSS – Make the Web Work for You (Part 2) If there is one web 2.0 tool that is underutilized and well worth the time and energy to learn, it’s RSS, or Really Simple Syndications. RSS allows you to aggregate sites you like into one program or web page. Think of RSS as a supermarket, where you get to stock the shelves with all of your favorite items and then you get to browse those items whenever you want. RSS can also have a powerful effect on student. RSS allows teachers and students to create learning networks that can then be integrated into the daily lives of students in schools.

Selangor

ROLAND YOSHIDA -- Providing Input to the Development of the EARCOS Research Institute Be on the ground floor of creating the EARCOS Research Institute. We want your ideas on the types of articles that should be considered for publication, editorial board membership, among others. Don’t be shy; the Research Institute’s quality will only be as good as the creative ideas of its contributors and supporters.

Penang

LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH

Special Session Associate Members Presentation (Box Lunch Provided) 12:45-13:45

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COLLEGE BOARD Presenter: CLAY HENSLEY Title: Tools for International Schools: How Can the College Board Better Connect Your Students to College Success? This interactive session will provide a forum for international teachers and counselors to advise the College Board on how to better support the work of their schools. We will also update you on new educational initiatives of the College Board. We will discuss updates on the SAT. We will look at how universities and schools have responded to the changes and also review research to examine the effects of the changes. Join us for an overview of PSAT/NMSQT and the wealth of valuable resources and reporting offered through the program, including QuickStart, Score Report Plus, MyRoad, the Summary of Answers and Skills Report (S.O.A.S.), AP Potential, Student Search Service (S.S.S.), Destination College, and more. Find out about AP’s World Language Initiative, with details on updates on AP courses and exams in Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese. Get the latest news on the AP Course Audit, AP recognition at universities worldwide, on the AP International Diploma, and on expanded professional development opportunities for teachers. Learn about expanding -- and free -- online services for both students and teachers. There will be ample opportunities for questions and discussion. The College Board is a non-for-profit membership association with a hundredyear heritage and a leader in connecting students worldwide to college success.

ECC I

FOLLETT INTERNATIONAL Presenter: TIM RAMSEY Title: School Resource Management: Maximizing your return on Investment with Follett Software’s Destiny Resource Management Solution The instructional demands on your school are growing. Unfortunately, your administrative budget isn’t. We’ve taken a centralized approach to this tough problem to help streamline the business of education. Schools are using this comprehensive system to centrally manage library materials, textbooks, instructional media, and other critical assets—helping to reduce redundant purchasing, ensure resource availability, simplify reporting, and enable accountability across the school.

Kedah

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Special Session Associate Members Presentation 12:45-13:45

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KOMPAN Presenter: ANDREAS PAASKE Title: Life Skills and School Playgrounds - Creating Unique Play Environments Creating play environments that promote intellectual, physical, and social development is complicated. International schools face multiple challenges in their pursuit of offering the best educational solutions in the market. Play environments are crucial for developing a school, its reputation, and in developing students’ positive life skills.

Perak

SEVENSTAR ACADEMY Presenter: R. MARK BEADLE Title: The Benefits of Online Learning Online education has changed the delivery of college education. It is now affecting K-12 education in positive ways. Come be part of a discussion on the benefits (and myths) of online learning. Find out how your school can tap into the benefits and avoid the pitfalls. You will also hear what Sevenstar offers an international school.

Pahang

REDIKER SOFTWARE Presenter: RICHARD REDIKER Title: What’s New in School Administrative Software? Discover new technologies and features available to schools. Bring families and school staff together with a school-to-home web portal which lets parents monitor their children’s homework assignments and progress, grades, school news, etc. Print great-looking report cards in multiple languages. Learn about advances in schedule building, web-based tools for teachers, putting student data on PDAs, integrated e-mail, and an accounting program with dual currency capability written just for schools!

Selangor

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Session 8 13:45-15:00

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PRUE ANDERSON/ JOHN LINDSEY -- Interpreting School-Level Student Assessment Data How can school-level student assessment data be used to guide policy decisions and monitor progress? What kinds of data do schools need and what conclusions is it reasonable to draw? The International Schools’ Assessment school reports will be used to illustrate ways schools might interpret and track their student performance data.

ECC II

JASON ATKINS -- Serving the Expatriate Community by Understanding Third Culture Kids We have all heard the term Third Culture Kid, but do we really understand what it means? What are the four experiences common to families living abroad? What are the two major challenges for children growing up overseas? How do these and other realities change the way we serve our students?

Selangor

JIM HAUSMAN / MEDARD GABEL -- “Be the World” Aboard A Gym-Sized Full-Planet Map of Spaceship Earth (Part 1) WorldDay “Be the World” participants play out an Earth history timeline and a roll call of present-day humanity on a gymnasiumsize distortion-free flat map of planet Earth. Through activities and thought experiments, profound perceptual shifts re-enliven forgotten senses– of scale, dimension, perspective, balance, belonging, engagement, and empowerment. Participants store “in their bones” newfound experiential sensations of the scales of time and space, the robustness of life, the incredible improbabilities creating the current condition, the dense interconnectedness of simple factors that emerge as complex systems, and an awareness that, like the 40,000 generations that have preceded ours, individual actors can and do make huge, often undreamed, differences.

Kedah

DAVID GOETZ -- Functional / Dynamic Fitness Training and the Impact on Student Fitness Recent reports on the alarming rate of increasing obesity in children have raised health concerns and forced physical educators to take a new perspective at how personal fitness is taught. This workshop will look at the recent trend towards functional training over traditional warm-up and exercise practices as a way of more effectively influencing the fitness levels of today’s students. Insights gained by participants in this workshop may influence how administrators staff their physical and health education departments and coaching staff.

Negeri Sembilan

MAYA NELSON -- School Within A School – A Unique Special Education Model (Repeat) Overseas international and American schools have struggled with the ability to meet the needs of students with learning differences. Over the last decade, the numbers of students with learning needs have increased worldwide. The School Within A School (SWS) was implemented into the Taipei American School in 2005 after extensive research into special education models in the United States. This workshop will include information about the research, development, implementation phase, and current outcomes when considering the inclusion of students with special needs using this type of a model. Information regarding the planning process, admissions criteria, teacher implications, and teaching methodology will also be discussed.

Lemon Garden Terrace

KENNETH PAYNTER -- Technology Work-Alike – A Chance to Discuss Ongoing and Emerging Issues Educational technology folks seem to always value the opportunity to simply get together and share what is going on. This session is definitely geared for “tech talk,” but of course school administrators are welcome to listen in on what are the issues of the day in this ever-evolving cultural landscape.

Pahang

KENNY PEAVY -- Teaching as if the Earth Matters Do they care? What should schools and teachers be doing to motivate students to care about the environment? Kenny will present data collected during his action research project that demonstrates the most effective strategies for implementing environmental education at your school.

Sarawak

JOSH RECKORD / BILL KENTTA -- Meeting Make Over- Through Putting Sizzle in Your Meetings Build your Organizational Capacity Why accept the same old meetings—make people look forward to your school meetings and even ask for more of them. Meetings offer the opportunity to be pivotal to your organization building capacity, so why not take the challenge of leading the best meetings people have ever been a part of.

Kelantan

CHRIS ROOSE -- Emergency Response Planning This seminar is designed to review the concepts behind emergency operation planning and assist in the preparation for that emergency. Discussion will center on the organization of the emergency response efforts.

Perak

DENNIS SALE -- Creative Teaching: What it is and How to do it This workshop demonstrates a unique and practical approach for developing creative teaching competence, derived from extensive research with teaching professionals in a wide range of subject areas and contexts. The approach is fully calibrated to established research in human learning and offers diverse ways for teaching professionals to design creative strategies best suited to their personal teaching styles.

Johore

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Session 8 13:45-15:00

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LINDA SEE -- Stressed Out! Stress, an adaptation to change, is a key player in the lives of international communities. For some, stress is a motivator; for others, it debilitates. Learn how to recognize the adverse effects of stress early, how to assist students, employees, and family members cope with stress, and healthy strategies to keep stress under control.

ECC I

ROLAND YOSHIDA -- Providing Input to the Development of the EARCOS Research Institute (Repeat) Be on the ground floor of creating the EARCOS Research Institute. We want your ideas on the types of articles that should be considered for publication, editorial board membership, among others. Don’t be shy; the Research Institute’s quality will only be good as the creative ideas of its contributors and supporters.

Penang

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Session 9 15:30-16:45

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ALAN CONKEY / GAIL SCHOPPERT -- School Board Policy This one-hour session will differentiate between policy and procedures. It delves into the importance of why schools need to be run by policy rather than on an ad hoc basis or by individual directors’ personalities.

Perak

DAVID KOUTSOUKIS -- Creative Tools for Managing Student Behavior This session outlines a formula for effective behavior management and emphasizes the importance of a whole school approach. David will cover a range of practical ideas and strategies from his widely acclaimed book the “Behavior Management Toolkit.” Powerful, practical ideas you can use in your school the very next day.

ECC I

ISKANDAR RIZAL -- Man versus Machine in the Laptop-Enabled School Sponsored by APPLE INC. Technology without content is futile and wasteful. And over the last seven years, the technology integration program at Cempaka International Schools has provided a lot of learning—both through success and failure—in its partnership with Apple. In this session, Dr. Rizal will address questions that current and aspiring technology schools need answered from an administrator’s perspective. How can I help my teachers adopt technology in useful ways? What helps keep teachers and students focused on the content, rather than the tool? And how can this ethos of learning be facilitated, rather than distracted, by the tools themselves? Dr. Rizal will draw on his history as an educator, administrator and executive to shed light on the challenges and opportunities of becoming a digital school with a purpose.

Pahang

VIRGINIA FOLEY -- Trauma: Strategies for Management and Resilience Earthquake, cyclone, terrorism, grief, relocation and loss. Who is immune? Play a critical role in providing an environment for overcoming the effects of trauma and relating to others in non-violent ways. You will understand the dynamics of trauma for youth and adults and learn how to build resilience.

Lemon Garden Terrace

DON MIRON -- Ubiquitous Computing and An Inquiry-Based Classroom: A Model for Live-long Learning This workshop is designed for teachers and administrators who are currently using or planning to implement 1:1 laptop/handheld programs. The topic will examine not only the pedagogical foundations for ubiquitous computing and how it enhances an inquirybased learning environment, but also how the skills developed in such classrooms can be translated into lifelong learning skills. How to develop and deliver lessons using this model will be introduced with the intention of giving participants a view of what an effective “ Anytime, Anywhere” connected classroom looks like.

Selangor

JORGE NELSON / RONALD MONTGOMERY -- Education Beyond the 21st Century: Constructing A Sustainable Legacy To prepare students for success in life, schools need to expand traditional programs by addressing creativity, global issues, emotional intelligence and technology. With this new, well-rounded program educators will guide students in constructing successful solutions for their individual futures as well as for the continuing future of the world.

Penang

CHRIS ROOSE -- Individual Security Measures Never more pertinent than now, it is important to be prepared for all emergencies in our continually changing world. This seminar is designed to help each individual establish levels of personal security and how to avoid being a “soft target.”

Johore

ANTHONY SKILLICORN / SUSAN EDWARDS -- Meeting the Rischard Challenge (Repeat) How might an international school build a programme that will empower students to address global issues in a meaningful way? How do educational institutions link the curriculum to the practicalities of addressing global problems? Using the United World College of South East Asia’s Global Concerns programme as a spring board, we provide a model for schools to actively address ten of the ‘20 Global Problems’ as identified by Jean-Francois Rischard.

Kelantan

DAN KENNEDY -- Building A World-Class Marketing Plan for Your School Any solid marketing plan has three components: Assessment, Branding & Building a Communication Plan. This workshop will present a framework adapted from the global marketing giant Procter & Gamble. Topics addressed to include: market evaluation, competitive analysis, ‘customer’ research, segmentation, defining your proposition, using an agency vs. in-house, establishing measurable communication objectives and examining the Return On Investment (ROI) of your marketing spending.

Negeri Sembilan

JIM HAUSMAN / MEDARD GABEL -- “Be the World” Aboard A Gym-Sized Full-Planet Map of Spaceship Earth (Part 2) WorldDay “Be the World” participants play out an Earth history timeline and a roll call of present-day humanity on a gymnasiumsize distortion-free flat map of planet Earth. Through activities and thought experiments, profound perceptual shifts re-enliven forgotten senses– of scale, dimension, perspective, balance, belonging, engagement, and empowerment. Participants store “in their bones” newfound experiential sensations of the scales of time and space, the robustness of life, the incredible improbabilities creating the current condition, the dense interconnectedness of simple factors that emerge as complex systems, and an awareness that, like the 40,000 generations that have preceded ours, individual actors can and do make huge, often undreamed, differences.

Kedah

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17:30-18:30

19:00

MARILYN GEORGE -- WASC: Serving as A Visiting Committee Members The session will emphasize the preparation and, particularly, the role and responsibilities for a WASC visiting committee member during the visit. This will reinforce the visiting committee member information covered at the full day pre-conference session. Cocktail Reception Reception and Welcome to Associate Members and EARCOS Board Members Gala Dinner

ECC II

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007 08:00-Noon

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08:30-16:30

MARILYN GEORGE / MARGARET ALVAREZ / EVA KAMPITS -- Serving on a CIS, CIS/WASC or CIS/NEASC Visiting Committee This full day session will provide the background that will prepare EARCOS educators to serve on joint process visiting committees for the Council of International Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Perak

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Workshop Presenters Margaret Alvarez Mrs. Alvarez has a master of arts degree from St. Andrews University (UK), a masters in educational administration from Sheffield University, and a diploma in business administration from Singapore Institute of Management. She has spent most of her career in international education, working in Europe and in Asia. She has been a foreign language teacher, a high school principal, a school head, and has served on the EARCOS board of directors. She serves as an accreditation officer for the Council of International Schools. She is currently based in Singapore.

Prue Anderson Prue Anderson is a senior research fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research. She has worked on a wide range of assessment projects in reading, writing, and interpersonal and social development for students. She has worked for state and federal agencies in Australia and national and international agencies in developing countries. Prue was the project manager working with the Basic Education Assistance for Mindanao (BEAM) to develop baseline assessments in reading mathematics and science in grades 4 and 8 in the Philippines. She has also worked with the education department in PNG to develop a standards monitoring program for literacy and mathematics for students in years 3, 5, and 8. She has undertaken capacity building work in pilot test development and questionnaire design through the World Bank Institute running a three-week workshop with representatives from six African countries. She is currently the project director for the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA).

Jason Atkins Jason Atkins works at Brent International School, Manila, where he is currently the assistant upper school principal. He has also served as an English teacher, department head, and the director for academic affairs. He holds two bachelors degrees, credentials to teach both elementary and high school, as well as a cross-cultural language acquisition and development certificate. He completed his MA in international education at Oxford Brookes University in England and wrote his thesis on third culture issues. Mr. Atkins grew up in California and has also lived in London. For the past nine years he and his wife have lived in the Philippines where both of their TCK children, ages 7 and 5, were born. In his spare time he enjoys travel and mountain climbing. He has visited over 25 countries and climbed over 150 peaks.

Tom Baker Tom Baker has been an administrator at International School Bangkok for the past eleven years, nine years as elementary school co-principal and two years as deputy head of school for learning. Prior to moving to Thailand he was an elementary school principal for twelve years in Washington State. Tom holds a masters degree in educational policy, governance, and administration from the University of Washington and a bachelors degree in social science elementary education form Whitworth College. Other overseas experience includes posts in Helsinki, Finland, and at International School Moshi in Tanzania.

Kevin Bartlett Kevin Bartlett is the director of the International School of Brussels, and has held prior leadership positions in Tanzania, Austria, and Namibia. Kevin has been actively involved in developing international education for 20 years. He chaired the ECIS Accreditation Committee, is a trainer for the International Principals’ Training Center and the International Leadership and Management Program. Kevin has a particular interest in developing learning-focused schools and, hence, an interest in curriculum. He initiated the IB Primary Years Programme and led it through its first years of development. Kevin is currently chairman of the board of the Council of International Schools.

Bambi Betts Bambi Betts is the director of both the Principals’ Training Center for International School Leadership, and the Teacher Training Center for International Educators. Both these organizations provide professional development opportunities designed uniquely for international schools. Bambi has been a director, principal and teacher in international schools for over 20 years, most recently Director of Escuela Campo Alegre in Caracas, Venezuela. She has been a consultant in over 70 international schools, conducting training on a variety of topics related to the effective international school, including assessment, curriculum leadership, instructional strategies ,faculty evaluation, board training. She has written many articles on practical ways to improve international schools and authors a regular column on the PTC pages of The International Educator (TIE). Bambi will additionally take on the role of CEO of AISH (Academy for International School Heads) in January of 2007.

Jonathan Borden Dr. Jonathan Borden is currently the high school principal at Shanghai American School - Pudong. From 1976 to 2005, he was a teacher and administrator at Seoul Foreign School. He earned his M.A. from the University of Southern California, a Sixth Year Certificate in Administration from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. from Walden University, focusing on early adolescent and intercultural education. His book, Confucius Meets Piaget: An Educational Perspective on Ethnic Korean Students and Their Parents is well known throughout the international school community. Dr. and Mrs. Borden have conducted workshops related to Korean children in Western schools at a number of international schools in Asia, working with faculties and Korean parent groups to help them understand each other’s perspective on education. Their two sons were born and grew up in Korea, graduating from Seoul Foreign School.

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Workshop Presenters DJ Condon D.J. Condon first came to Asia in 1982 to study Chinese philosophy and literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. After stints in Florida and the Netherlands, he returned to Asia in 1998 to work at Taipei American School, where after seven years in a variety of positions, he had acquired the longest job title in school history: K-12 principal for curriculum, research and program development. Twice before a presenter at EARCOS administrators’ conferences, he is currently the secondary school principal at the International School Yangon (Myanmar) and is pursuing an Ed.D. in educational policy and administration at the University of Minnesota.

Alan Conkey Alan Conkey taught in Eugene, Oregon, for 12 years before starting his overseas school career in 1980 at the John F. Kennedy Schule in West Berlin. He then spent the next 19 years as head of four different international schools in Croatia, The Czech Republic, Ecuador, and The Netherlands. He spent a year at Boston University teaching and working on his dissertation before becoming senior governance consultant for the Council of International Schools. As a consultant with CIS, he travels worldwide presenting on-site governance development and partnership development workshops. He was a founding member and served as president of CEESA. He served on the board of the European Council of International School for five years, three of those as treasurer. He also served on the board of the Academy for International School Heads. He currently serves as an advisor on two school boards in the Middle East. When not working, he enjoys time at home in Florida playing golf.

Kevin Downing Dr. Downing is acting senior academic coordinator for City University of Hong Kong. He has taught in the UK, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Romania, Latvia, and France and is a chartered psychologist and chartered scientist with a current license to practice and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has published work in the fields of psychology, education, social work, and criminology, is editor of International Health, and a member of the editorial boards of the British Journal of Community Justice and International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. He was awarded the City University of Hong Kong Teaching Excellence Award in 2004/2005 for his contribution to the development of “blended learning.” He successfully developed teaching materials and learning environments that promote active student engagement. He was the recipient of the International Award for Innovative use of Technology in Teaching and Learning in the USA in 2004.

Susan Edwards In 1997, Susan Edwards joined the faculty at United World College of South East Asia, Singapore, as a teacher of English, humanities and Indonesian. She is currently a head of grade in the middle school and coordinator of global concerns in the middle school. In addition to these positions, she is coordinator of the college’s Aceh Project. Since its inception in March 2005, the UWCSEA Aceh Project has rebuilt and furnished a junior high school in Banda Aceh; rebuilt multi-purpose sports courts in three schools; facilitated teacher training for Acehnese colleagues; established scholarship opportunities for Acehnese students to attend UWCSEA; facilitated grade 11 IB project week visits to Aceh and provides scholarships for over 200 students who became orphans as a result of the tsunami. As coordinator of global concerns, Susan threads the ideals of global concerns through the curriculum and the pastoral care program in the middle school.

Virginia Foley Virginia has over 20 years of foreign service experience on four continents in her practice as coach and certified professional counselor with emphasis on cross-cultural adjustment and relocation issues, an organizational team builder, facilitator, and international training consultant. Her clients include USAID, the US State Department, US Peace Corps, international hospitality organizations, American and international schools, Asian Development Bank, IBM, and Save The Children. A former Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines, she has counseled Peace Corps volunteers on two continents. She is a certified Myers Briggs presenter, administering the MBTI in Bolivia, Peru, Zimbabwe, and Jordan. With three third-culture grown children, Virginia has counseled expatriate families through humps of overseas life and served as consultant to more than one overseas school. Virginia has both personal and professional knowledge of the stresses of overseas living, crisis management, and trauma recovery.

Medard Gabel Medard Gabel is the CEO of BigPictureSmallWorld, a research and education company that produces simulations, games, and educational materials, as well as consults with corporations (GM, Motorola, IBM and 35 other Fortune 100 companies), governments (U.S. Congress, The Netherlands, Spain, Tanzania, and Costa Rica.) organizations (UN, Young Presidents Organization, Rotary International, etc.), and schools throughout the world. His most recent simulation, the Climate ChangeGame has been played from Paris to Penang. He is the author of six books on subjects ranging from the global food and energy situations to multinational corporations and planning. He runs a program each summer at the United Nations and UN International School where high school and college students develop solutions to global and local problems. He worked with the late Buckminster Fuller for over twelve years and recently participated in a training program run by Al Gore on climate change.

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Workshop Presenters Marilyn George Dr. George has been the associate executive director of WASC since 1987. In addition to her knowledge of accreditation and school improvement, her areas of expertise are curriculum/instruction and staff development. She has been a classroom teacher, staff development specialist, trainer, consultant, and a high school district administrator of staff development and state/federal programs. She has worked extensively with the California State Department of Education in the areas of program quality reviews, the mentor teacher program, and staff development programs. She has given presentations and written publications in the areas of staff development, mentoring, and accreditation. Her degrees are from Westminster College (B.S.), University of Wisconsin, Madison (M.S.), and UCLA (Ed.D).

Bill Gerritz Bill Gerritz is currently head of school at International School Bangkok. He has been a grade 1 teacher, a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley, and a researcher at the Far West Labs for Educational Research. Since becoming international, he has held leadership positions at Escuela Campo Alegre in Caracas, The International School of Curacao, and The American School of The Hague. He has served as a board member of the Academy of International School Heads, the European Council of International School, the Council of International Schools, and the International School Association of Thailand. Aside from his family and the outdoors, his abiding passion has been finding and implementing processes and systems that will systematically improve learning, teaching, and schools.

Alex Gibbs Alex Gibbs is communications and development manager at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. Alex has raised the school’s profile through a targeted communications campaign, which encompassed the introduction of a comprehensive range of marketing tools such as their award-winning website at www.cdnis.edu.hk. Over the past two years, Alex has coordinated the execution of a major capital fundraising campaign to finance the construction of a world-class HK$100,000,000 arts complex scheduled to open in February 2008. To date, the campaign has succeeded in generating over HK$75,000,000 in funds. Prior to joining CDNIS, Alex was a senior associate at an international public relations firm in Hong Kong, where he was the lead consultant for major clients. Alex studied business at the University of Technology, Sydney, and economics at the University of Sydney.

David Goetz Currently a high school activities coordinator and personal fitness instructor at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, David is a veteran teacher at international schools. He has an undergraduate degree in physical education and biology from Queen’s University, where he also earned his bachelor of education. Additionally, he holds a master of international education from Framingham State University, and a masters of science in interdisciplinary studies and a certificate of educational leadership from the State University of New York. Before ISKL, David served eight years at the International School of Beijing where he was the architect of the school’s current activities program. He has also served time as a physical education teacher and activities coordinator at the Carol Morgan School in the Dominican Republic and the Inter-American Academy in Ecuador.

Judith Guy Judith Guy is currently regional director for International Baccalaureate in the Asia Pacific region. Judith has degrees in biochemistry, plant physiology, and in education. Her first teaching position was with Volunteer Service Abroad (New Zealand’s equivalent to the Peace Corps), in Western Samoa. Within education, Judith has had a variety of roles including teaching middle and high school science, curriculum and IBO program coordination, university and college counseling, working as a community health education officer, and lecturing at the Cook Islands Teachers College. She has taught and worked as an administrator in national and international schools in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Western Samoa, and the Cook Islands.

Pam Harper Pam Harper is the director of Fieldwork Education Services. She is an experienced teacher and trainer having previously held a senior position in a UK local education authority and carried out Ofsted inspections. She has written several books and articles focusing on practical aspects of curriculum development. During this past school year, she has worked with schools in Thailand, the Netherlands, U.K, Sweden, and the U.S.A. She led one of the writing teams for the International Primary Curriculum and continues to provide IPC training at summer schools, conferences, and international schools throughout the world. She is project director for the International Leadership and Management Program—a new learning focused leadership program developed by Fieldwork along with our partner organizations of ECIS and NAHT.

Rose Hasting Rose Hastings was born in Kofu, Japan and grew up in various cities around the country. After attending a Japanese elementary school and Canadian Academy, she spent her high school years at ASIJ. Upon graduating from ASIJ, she went to Boston College for two years before transferring to the University of Texas at Austin. After completing her BA, she moved to New York and began working as the recruitment & publications associate for the Japan ICU Foundation. During her two years with JICUF, she traveled to over 20 cities in the U.S. to recruit students for ICU in Japan. She also developed relationships with various ICU alumni chapters throughout the country and found that they were eager to help promote their school. In May 2006, Rose moved back to Tokyo to work at ASIJ’s admissions office for two months, before beginning her work as the school’s alumni relations officer.

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Workshop Presenters Jim Hausman Jim Hausman formed and operates EmergentWorld, to create and disseminate “tools for an ecology of mind” such as WorldDay experientiallearning workshops, distortion-free full-planet flat maps, Tubespace modeling toys, and republished out-of-print books. The aim is to empower learners to feelingly discover the handful of simplicities that together emerge as the requisite complexity of the world. He has served on the boards of an overseas resident association, an international school, an incubator for social entrepreneurs, and consults with educators to integrate desired course innovations as physical artifacts requiring no curriculum changes.

Eva Kampits Dr. Kampits, active in NEASC since 1980, is director of NEASC’s executive office. Appointed in 1994, she promotes educational collaborations, contributes to public policy, engages in research, and develops assessment/evaluation models worldwide. Her career spans administration and teaching at M.I.T. (Artificial Intelligence Lab.; Lab. for Computer Science; The Media Laboratory) and chief academic officer for a women’s college. Consultancies, publications, and keynotes range from educational technology to accreditation. She guides NEASC partnerships with ministries of education (China, South Africa, Thailand, U.A.E). Born in Hungary, Kampits holds degrees from Harvard (B.A.), Boston College (M.A., Ph.D.) and University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Dan Kennedy After spending seven years with Procter & Gamble in sales and brand management (marketing), Dan became the marketing director for the US’s largest Christian bookstore chain. In his current role as marketing director for International Schools of China (ISC), Dan helps ISC’s six international schools develop their brand identity and strategic marketing plans. His love for education is rooted in being the father of four young children. Dan, his wife Sara, and their kids live in Tianjin, China.

Bill Kentta Bill Kentta has been a curriculum and staff development administrator in the Eugene, Oregon, public school system for more than 20 years. Before that, he taught high school English, speech, and journalism. He has a Ph.D. in English and has taught at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, and the University of Maryland-Far East Division, Vietnam. Bill has been an organizational development consultant in public schools since 1977 and has consulted nationally and internationally. He has made presentations at National Staff Development conferences, presented at workshops for EARCOS, and has published several articles in the Journal of Staff Development. Formerly the director of the Eugene Cadre—the oldest volunteer group of organizational specialists in the United States—he is currently semi-retired and enjoys motorcycling, reading, and playing pool.

David Koutsoukis David helps educators build positive and productive classrooms and schools. He is based in Perth, Western Australia, and travels throughout Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Southeast Asia where he presents at schools, colleges, universities, and conferences. David has written numerous articles and is the author and creator of the Behaviour Management Toolkit and posters, the Values Education Toolkits and posters and the Six Kinds of Best Values Education program. His resources are published by RIC Publications. Working with teachers from hundreds of schools across four continents has given David the opportunity to observe teachers and schools in action and discover what they are doing well, and what they are not! He shares this wisdom with other educators through his presentations, consultancy, and resources. David’s passion and enthusiasm for what he does is contagious!

Edward Lawless Ed Lawless is currently teacher education manager for International Baccalaureate in the Asia Pacific region. He has degrees in English and in education. He taught secondary English in the New York State school system until 1986, when he began his career in international education as an IB English teacher on the French Riviera. Since then he has enjoyed a diverse career in international and national schools in Singapore, Western Australia, and Queensland, where he has served in a variety of teaching and administrative roles.

John Lindsey John Lindsey is a senior research fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research. He has made major contributions to a variety of programs both within Australia and internationally. In 1993-94 he directed the development of test materials in physics, specialist mathematics, and general mathematics and science at population 3 (final year of secondary school) for the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). He was part of a team developing mathematics and science materials for use in the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) project. Dr Lindsey has been project director since 1994 of the NSW Selective High Schools Test, which each year provides tests in reading, writing, mathematics, and general ability for year 6 students. Since 2004 he has led a team developing mathematics assessments for the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA), which extends the PISA construct for 15-year-olds to all year levels from Year 10 to Year 3.

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Workshop Presenters John Littleford John has over 1250 clients worldwide on these topics: executive compensation, faculty and head compensation, board governance, faculty evaluation, financial management, mentoring new heads, team building, school climate issues, strategic planning, fundraising, and marketing. He has over 120 international clients representing over 60 countries. His book, “Faculty Salary Systems in Independent Schools” was published by NAIS in 1983 and was a popular seller for NAIS for 14 years. Mr. Littleford consults with schools and non profit organizations worldwide, including cultural and community organizations and foundations, as well as with corporations.

Diane McKoy Diane McKoy, Senior Associate Director at Columbia University, has been in the admissions field for over 25 years. She has served in a number of capacities on a regional and national basis for College Board and the National Association of Admissions and College Counseling most recently she served on the NACAC Editorial Board for the “Journal of College Admission.” She also works with the Overseas Project in conjunction with College Board/State Department that is involved with international schools and counselors. Diane also serves on the Board of Trustees for two independent schools in the United States. Diane received a BA in American History from Yale University and holds an M.A. and M.Ed from Teachers College of Columbia University. She is working on a doctorate in education with a focus on educational opportunities for African American women in the United States.

Dave McMaster David McMaster is head of school at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong, a position he assumed in August 2004, having served two years as their middle school principal. Dave has introduced various progressive initiatives at CDNIS, such as the introduction of IB and the launch of a school-wide one-to-one laptop program. In 2006, CDNIS played a key role in the creation of the International Schools Sports Federation of Hong Kong (ISSFHK). Previously, Dave was a teacher, vice-principal, and principal at elementary and secondary schools in three districts of British Columbia. He became a high school principal at the age of 31, making him one of the youngest principals in BC. Dave completed a M.A. in educational leadership at San Diego State University. He also attended Queen’s University, where he received a bachelor of physical and health education, a bachelor of arts in geography, and an education degree in secondary education.

Don Miron Don has 25 years of experience in international education at seven postings in Asia, the Pacific, and the Middle East. He has worked as an IT director, technology coordinator, high school technology teacher, and University of Maryland adjunct professor of technology. His most recent experience includes the development and coordination of a successful 1:1 laptop program for grades 6-12 in Surabaya, Indonesia. He now works as a technology resource facilitator at Shanghai American School. Don has been a professional development provider for schools in Asia as well as a regular presenter worldwide on topics including “ Preparing Schools for 1:1 Ubiquitous Computing Programs.” “Security Protocols in K-12 Schools,” “The Web as an Educational Medium,” “How to Supplement Your Already Successful Classroom with Moodle,” and Vodcasting: It’s not just podcasting anymore.” He specializes in networking, programming, database development, and technology integration.

Ronald I. Montgomery Ron Montgomery enjoys creating school facilities and school programs. He currently serves as project executive/interim headmaster of New Songdo City International School south of Incheon, Korea. This 2100 student school is being created in the heart of a Free Economic Zone and will open in the fall of 2008. Prior to this project Ron served as head of Shanghai American School. There he had the opportunity to guide the school’s development from a PreK-8 program operating in rented facilities to a PreK through 12 program on two new school-owned campuses. Before the international experience, he served as school administrator on four separate secondary campuses in Washington State. In each of these settings, extensive school facilities and expanded educational programs were created under his leadership. He feels there is no greater reward than being instrumental in creating schools that have a positive impact on the lives of young people.

Joanna Motion Joanna Motion was appointed the inaugural vice president of CASE international operations in 2003 after serving as executive director of CASE Europe since 2000. In her current role, she has overseen the growth of CASE’s activities outside North America, including the creation of CASE Asia-Pacific. She serves as liaison to the CASE Europe board and to the CASE board’s International Committee. Prior to joining CASE, Joanna held a full range of advancement positions at four universities and served as a CASE volunteer. She also worked in admissions, public relations, and communications for the University of East Anglia and the University of Hull in the UK. Joanna is a frequent conference speaker and workshop leader around the world. She holds a degree in English language and literature from Oxford University.

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Workshop Presenters Toni Mullen Educated at international schools in Bogotá and Tokyo, Toni Mullen is a keen advocate for maintaining worldwide connections. She has worked at ISKL for nine years as a special educator and high school social studies teacher. Prior to this posting, Toni was employed at Jakarta International School, International School of Bangkok, and Eagle Hill School in Connecticut. Currently, she is the director of alumni affairs, a threeyear-old position at ISKL, where she is establishing protocols for reconnecting to this expanding international community.

Jorge Nelson Jorge Nelson has 23 years experience in accredited international schools: Thailand, Pakistan, Paraguay, Mexico, Venezuela, Bali, & Guam. He graduated with honors from the Office of Overseas Schools, US Department of State doctoral fellowship program in educational leadership and policy studies; M.A. in curriculum and teaching and B.S. in education. Jorge is headmaster of the International School Songdo, Korea. “Thirtythree miles to the south of Seoul, Songdo, billed as the most ambitious privately financed project in history, is taking shape in the Yellow Sea: The metropolis of 350,000 people, many of them expatriates living and working on-site for multinationals, is being built on a man-made peninsula the size of Boston. The estimated $20 billion cost is being underwritten by Korea’s largest steel producer and by the real-estate developers from the U.S.-based Gale International.” – Lindsay, G., Age of the Aerotropolis, FastCompany, July/August 2006, Issue #107.

Maya Nelson Maya Nelson started the School Within A School program at the Taipei American School (TAS) in 2005 to meet the needs of the expatriate community. The success of this program has enabled TAS to meet the needs of diverse learners. Maya has over 25 years experience as a special education and elementary education teacher and administrator in both international and the U.S. public school system. During her years overseas, Maya has researched models of service delivery and best practices for at risk students and students with learning needs in international school settings. She has started and implemented a variety of programs in several schools around the world. Maya has presented at U.S. and international conferences on meeting the needs of our most fragile learners. Maya served as the student support services director at TAS from 1999 through 2007. She is currently an associate principal at the lower primary, Hong Kong International School.

Frank Opray Frank Opray has held fundraising and marketing positions as director of development at Wesley College, Melbourne, (3,500 students), for five years and subsequently, at Carey Baptist Grammar School, (2,300 students), for four years. Prior to these appointments he spent many years in market research and in management consulting, primarily in the services sector. He has particular expertise in educational fundraising, marketing and finance, the development of alumni structures, and school governance. He also conducts searches for heads, business managers, and directors of development. Frank now consults to international schools on fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, start up and governance issues in Australia and internationally, particularly in Asia. He is a qualified accountant and volunteers his time as president of the Foundation at Queen’s College, University of Melbourne.

Kenneth Paynter Ken Paynter is the director of information technology at the Severn School, a 6-12 college preparatory school in Maryland, USA, and he is the project manager of the NESA Virtual School. His previous school position was as technology coordinator at AIS-Tel Aviv, Israel. Before his career in education began in 1981, he worked as a factory and farm laborer, and as a musician and piano technician/tuner (still playing the string bass). Mr. Paynter received his BS in elementary education and taught fourth grade for 15 years, all the while becoming increasingly interested and experienced in the many ways in which computer technology could be employed as an educational tool. Bitten with the “tech bug,” he became a middle school computer teacher, and then network manager before he moved to AIS-Tel Aviv. His classroom tenure, combined with specialized technical training and experience, has proven to be invaluable in the planning and development of educational technology initiatives.

Kenny Peavy Kenny Peavy is originally from Georgia and holds an M.S. in science education from Montana State University. He is a certified science and math teacher with a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Georgia. Kenny has worked extensively in ecological field studies ranging from water quality, aquatic entomology, and icthyological surveys, insect herbivory, and plant chemical defenses. He has taught thousands of students about the wonders of nature as a naturalist in the San Bernardino National Forest, the piedmont of Athens, Georgia, and the rainforests of Malaysia and Thailand. Kenny has taught high school biology and middle school earth science and has written and published several natural history and travel articles online and in print in both the United States and Malaysia. His hobbies include hiking, fishing, camping, and exploring the outdoors. He is also a singer, song writer, and guitarist for the rock band The Benchmarx. Currently Kenny lives and teaches in Kuala Lumpur.

Josh Reckord Josh Reckord is a retired teacher with 37 years of school experience. From 1995-2005 he worked at the American School in Japan in Tokyo where he was involved in and facilitated a number of projects and school initiatives. He is interested in working with groups in various settings and in strategies to improve their ability to work collaboratively. In retirement, he is a volunteer member of the Eugene (Oregon) Cadre, a group of school employees who support organizational development in the Eugene Public Schools. He also continues to work with community and school groups in the areas of facilitation and organizational development.

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Workshop Presenters Liesbet Recter Educated at the International School of Kuala Lumpur (K-12), Liesbet has come full circle and is now back at her alma mater teaching middle school health and physical education. Her three children attend ISKL. Having experienced the wealth of an international education, Liesbet entered teaching so she could continue to be a global citizen and contribute to the value of international education.

Kathleen Riggins Kathleen Riggins was first introduced to the Virtues Project in 1996 and has been a facilitator of the Virtues Project since 2004. She trained under master facilitator Ruth Suzuki and gives presentations and workshops on the Virtues Project. She is interested in bringing the Virtues Project character education program to international schools throughout Asia. Kathleen received a MA degree in library science from the University of Iowa. She worked in the same university library as a reference librarian for two years. She has lived in Sapporo, Japan, since 1971. She has taught English as a second language for several years. She has been the librarian at Hokkaido International School since 1996. Before that, she served on the executive board of Hokkaido International School from 1990 to 1996. While she was chairperson, 1992-1996, the school moved to its present campus.

John Ritter John Ritter has served as the head of Lincoln School in Kathmandu, the International School of Beijing, the International School of Amsterdam, the American International School of Lusaka in Zambia, and the Vientiane International School in Laos. He has served as a visiting practitioner at the Principals Center, Harvard Graduate School of Education and has been recognized as a National Distinguished Principal by the US State Department and US Department of Education. In recent years John has conducted over 50 board retreats and other forms of governance training for international schools in Asia and Africa; he is now specializing in this service as a member of SEARCH Associates.

Chris Roose Chris began his Army career as a paratrooper from Fort Bragg, NC. After departing the military, he accepted a civilian position with the US Air Force and is currently the anti-terrorism officer assigned to the US Embassy in Kuwait. Chris has a BA in criminal justice and subsequently obtained an MA in security management from Webster University. Chris has assisted the international school community with security needs since 2002. Over the last five years, he had opportunities to present security seminars at MAIS 2002 Rome, NESA 2003 New Delhi, AAIE 2004 San Francisco, OSAC (Overseas Security Advisory Council) Casablanca 2004, EARCOS 2004 Ho Chi Minh City, Tri-Association 2005 San Jose, NESA 2006 Muscat, and MAIS 2006 Cairo, conferences.

Dennis Sale Dennis Sale is presently section head of educational development at Singapore Polytechnic. He has worked across all sectors of the British educational system and provided a wide range of consultancies in both public and private sector organizations in the UK and several Asian countries. Over the past 17 years, Dennis has been extensively involved in training, coaching, and assessing teaching professionals in a variety of vocational and cultural contexts. His specialist areas of research include “creative teaching” and “curriculum development.” He has invented highly effective and practical models in these areas, conducted numerous workshops in all educational contexts and many countries, presented papers at international conferences, and published in a variety of journals and books. Dennis is widely noted to be a charismatic presenter and facilitator.

Gail Schoppert Gail Schoppert was born in Oregon and was educated at Oregon State, Ohio State, and UNC-Greensboro, from which he holds a doctorate in education. He worked outside the U. S. for 35 years, including 19 years as a director in the international schools; IS Kuala Lumpur (197883), AS The Hague (1983-92), AS Warsaw (1992-96) and as interim director at AIS Rotterdam (2002-03). He was a member of the board at Pinewood School in Thessaloniki, Greece, and now serves as a member of the board of The American Farm School in the same city. He has been involved in full school construction projects, installation of the IB program, and developing competitive speech & debate programs. He has chaired a number of accreditation visiting teams around the world and worked for six years for the European Council of International Schools as facilitator for school board development.

Linda See Linda See is a registered nurse from the USA who has worked with the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the past seven years as the health care coordinator. She has worked in critical care, home care, and geriatric nursing and is a retired captain with the US Army. Linda is the co-founder and co-chairperson of the International School Nurses of Asia (ISNA). ISNA was found in 2001 to provide international school nurses in the region with professional development and networking opportunities. Conferences provide a structured format that assists international school nurses develop standardized health care policies and programs to benefit the international student education. The role of the school nurse continues to develop in the international school setting and can provide a vital link to improve and support the health of both the students and the school community.

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Workshop Presenters David Shepherd After teaching for three years’ in the UK, Dave joined UWCSEA in 1992 as a teacher of physical education. In 1994 he was appointed as the head of the department and, for the next nine years, guided an exceptional team of teachers through a period of significant expansion for the college. Following three years’ as the director of admissions, Dave was appointed to his current post in August 2006. Dave has been tasked with establishing the framework from which the college can launch an effective and comprehensive fundraising campaign. The development office is benefiting from a higher level of strategic priority and increased resources; combined with some late nights, Dave’s aim is to establish a model program for philanthropic activity in international schools. In addition to teaching, Dave has pursued a passion for sport psychology. He completed a master’s degree in 2000 and provides voluntary consultation services to a range of athletes and governing bodies based in Singapore.

Margaret Shibuya Margaret (Peggy) Shibuya of Sapporo, Japan, has a MA in education and is a certified elementary teacher with 20 years of teaching experience. She was introduced to the Virtues Project character education program in 1996 and has been implementing its strategies in her classroom since 1997. In 2004, she trained as a Virtues Project facilitator under master facilitator Ruth Suzuki in Sapporo and took further training in 2006 from master facilitator Betsy Lydle Smith in Seattle, WA (USA). She gives presentations and workshops about the Virtue Project to educators and educational groups in the Sapporo area and is interested in bringing the Virtues Project character education program to international schools throughout Asia. She has served on the board of councilors for Hokkaido International School from 1994 to the present. She is presently teaching and coordinating the IPC and the elementary team at Hokkaido International School.

Anthony Skillicorn Anthony has taught in South Africa, England, and since 1987, United World College of South East Asia, Singapore. At UWCSEA, he has been housemaster of IB Hostel; head of grade; head of global concerns; coordinator of initiative for peace, and coordinator of tsunami relief. These responsibilities have allowed Anthony to facilitate the creation of a number of student-led initiatives and large projects. At the center of his philosophy is putting ideas into action and empowering students so they can take genuine responsibility. The global concerns projects focus on reconciliation, education, empowerment, children, and the environment. It is both fortunate and ironic that it is the problems and challenges faced by many in developing nations that offer the opportunities for much of the work that Anthony has undertaken over the past 19 years. He counts as his greatest achievements changing the way his students view the world rather than the successful completion of projects in developing countries.

Krista Slade Krista Slade was appointed as executive director of CASE Asia-Pacific in May 2007. In this position, Krista is responsible for professional development programs, conferences, and other services to meet the evolving needs of the growing advancement profession throughout Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. She has spent more than a decade working in the Asia-Pacific region as an alumni relations and fundraising professional. She moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to establish the University of Toronto (Canada) Foundation and to serve as its executive director. In this position, she facilitated the university’s alumni, fundraising, and student recruitment activities in Japan, South Korea, China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and elsewhere. In 2003, she returned to Canada to serve as the University of Toronto’s associate director of international advancement. Most recently, she served as senior strategic adviser for advancement at the University of Melbourne.

Valerie Scane Valerie Scane is serving her second year as Chair of the School Council at the Jakarta International School. This is her fourth year on the board, and in that time she has been Vice-Chair, Secretary, Co-Chair of the Nominations Committee, and Chair of the Ownership Linkage Committee. The latter committee worked to build links between the board and its various stakeholders or “owners”. A dual Canadian-UK citizen, she has been in Jakarta for six years, and has lived and worked in Canada, UK, Norway, and USA. Her background is in corporate communications.

Jeff Utecht Jeff Utecht is currently the K-12 technology specialist at Shanghai American School. He is a guest blogger on the techlearning.com blog and at present maintains several sites including achinaonline.org, pudongnervecentral.com, and oversees the operation of teentek.com. He currently has two blogs at thethinkingstick.com and utechtips.com.

Paul White Paul White is the director of technology at the New International School of Thailand (NIST), where he has been for three years. He has a background in I.T. system management as well as being a curriculum head of department. NIST has a one-to-one tablet laptop program in the secondary school and mobile carts of tablets in elementary. The one to one program is supported by a SharePoint online learning platform. Technology at NIST has been featured in a number of publications such as PC World magazine; and EWorld magazine. Last academic year, over 30 schools visited NIST to see how technology was being used. Paul is a conference and regular workshop presenter. http://www.nist. ac.th/Technology

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Workshop Presenters Ronald Miles Wilder Dr. Ron Wilder is currently in his third year as high school principal at Taejon Christian International School in South Korea. Previous international schools experience as principal, social studies teacher, and MUN director includes Switzerland, Guam, Bolivia, the United Arab Emirates, and Costa Rica. The workshop topic he is presenting is based on his doctoral dissertation at the University of Minnesota, entitled “Evaluating Evaluators: The Qualifications of Principals to Evaluate Teachers in Accredited International Schools in the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools.” As MUN director at ACS, Abu Dhabi, Dr. Wilder presented a workshop that he had co-developed with former CAC, Egypt MUN director, Donna Albrecht, on the future of Model United Nations in the NESA region at the 2004 conference in Bangkok. His wife, Melinda, is an IB HL math teacher at TCIS. Ron and Melinda have three boys in elementary school.

Naomi Woolsey Naomi is director of Project AERO, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools. She began her career as a high school English teacher and later worked as a school principal at the middle school and primary levels. She enjoyed her time working as principal at the American Community School in Athens, the International School of Bangkok, and the International School of Luxembourg. Most recently, she was primary head at Washington International School in D.C. Naomi earned her doctorate in educational administration from Teachers College, Columbia University and has a strong background in curriculum and instruction. Her work with AERO gives her the opportunity to assist schools in order to improve student learning. Working with school teams, she provides support and direction for the process of adopting standards and using them to guide curriculum improvement, through the principles of curriculum mapping, backward design, assessment, and best practices.

Roland Yoshida Ron is professor of education and provost emeritus at Lehigh University. He teaches the doctoral research, ethics, and the policy and politics courses in the educational leadership program. He served the university as provost and vice president for academic affairs from 2000 to 2004 and as dean of its College of Education from 1996 to 2000. Before Lehigh, he was dean of Queens College and was professor of educational psychology at Fordham University. An advocate of using interdisciplinary approaches to solving education problems, he has written more than 60 scholarly articles—mostly concerning the education of students with disabilities. He is a member of the board of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. He formerly chaired the Visiting Panel for Research of the Educational Testing Service and was vice chair of the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Jon Zurfluh Jon is deputy headmaster at Shanghai Community International Schools in Shanghai, China. He is currently celebrating his 25th year in education with experience as a teacher of most grade levels and a technology advocate. Recently, in his role as director of technology and assessment, Jon helped to organize and coordinate a learning conference to help in building a bridge between technology coordinators and teachers. Jon is a strong believer in integrating technology rather than technology for its own sake. In his role as deputy headmaster at SCIS, he has broad authority to develop and implement technology policy and initiatives in the context of overall school improvement and strategic initiatives. Jon has ten years of experience living and working in China.

EARCOS is proud to announce the

6th EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2008 Theme: Creating a Global Community: The Power of One Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 26-29, 2008 www.earcos.org/etc2008

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Conference Delegates AUSTRALIA Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Prue Anderson John Lindsey Glenda Robertson Etech Group Mark Yaxley Human Edge Software Corporation Alex Babauskis Gary Stoneham R.I.C. Publications Pty Ltd Jacqueline Ng Lara Mikulasovych Rik Nitert Search Associates John Ritter Robert Graham Teacher Recuitment International Robert Lee Elizabeth Lee Phillips KPA EBIS PTY LTD. Geoff Noblett PRONIN International Chris Pronin Nick Pronin BELGIUM Step One Ltd. Madzy Mooyaart CAMBODIA Cambodia International School of Phnom Penh Diane O’Connell Jim Canavan Rob Mockrish Sally Relph Northbrige International School Cambodia Annette Meeuwse John Arndt CHINA American International School Judith Crocker Cameron Fox Mike Wing American Int’l School of Guangzhou Judy Hunter Gary Macphie Ken Roy Joe Stucker Ann Tay American School in Taichung Irwin Stein Beijing BISS International School Joyce Chia Wayne Demnar Anne Fowles Raymond Williams Canadian International School of Hong Kong Len Archer Dean Croy Vincent Lee Dave McMaster

Carmel School Edwin Epstein Chinese International School Barry Drake Ted Faunce Alice Jones Tonya Porter Sunil Birbal Talwar Monica Vallor Compass Catering Services (China) Co. Ltd. Denis Andre Christian Lorenz Concordia International School Shanghai David Harris Wendy Harris Kristin Kappelman James Koerschen Joan Koerschen Curtiss Larson Mark Lewis Huguette Lewis Fred Voigtmann Louise Weber English Schools Foundation Diane Bohm Shuba Koshy Hong Kong Academy Priya Bhatia Peter Ho Robyn Maree Joseph Virginia Lockman Christine O’Hare Andy Page-Smith Merris Page-Smith Hong Kong International School JohnEric Advento Patricia Beveridge Ken Fowler Madeleine Heide Gwynne Jones Patricia Klekamp Courtney Lowe Richard Mueller Claire Mueller Maya Nelson Jennifer Sparrow Mark Wallis International Christian School Jeffrey Auty Amy Leung Ben Norton William (Ed) Tackett Bryan Thompson Beverly Vanhoy Brian Vantassel International School of Beijing Robbie Briggs Fanny Chan Andrina Cheung Rod Fagg Tamera Fillinger Tom Hawkins

Sandra Hite Jeff Johanson James Kerrigan Dirk Kraetzer Russell Layton Linda Lipsitt Nicole Price Bruce Quan Helen So Julie Upton-Wang Lance Witte International School of Tianjin Catherine Jones Jay Myers Ying Zhai KOMPAN A/S - Playgrounds Alicia Castillo Kunming International Academy Katherine Estey Matt Mayfield Andreas Paaske Kenny Young Shanghai American School Dennis Bissmeyer Jon Borden Lynne Coleman Steve Doleman Lois Engelbretch York-Chi Harder Stephanie Kao Alan Knobloch Mary Lane Dennis Larkin Matthew Leishman David Leung David Liu Dang Fa Don Miller TK Ostrom Todd Parham Ron Roukema Himmat Sandhu Nadia Singh Craig Trygstad Jeff Utechct Caroline Yun Shanghai Community International School Michael Donaldson Stacy Gaily Brian Horvarth Derek Luebbe William Parker Jane Queen Jeff Stubbs Bronwyn Weale Jon Zurfluh Shekou International School Robert Dunseth Mike Neeland Brian Tuia

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Conference Delegates Taipei American School Cathy Funk Sharon Hennessy Joanne Huskey Leigh Keng Margaret Loh Karen Moreau Steve Panta Eric Rabon Gloria Shuang Paige Summers Winston Town Emily Yang Tianjin International School Lan Du Scott Finnamore Dan Kennedy Rachael Peterson Western Academy of Beijing Jeff Bissell Tracy Bottrell Sinead Collins Donna Connolly Martin Halpin Rena Mirkin Howard Mirkin David Randall Jo Alice Randall Trish Smith Johnnie Whang Frank Whitake Jason Williams Dariusz Zarebinski Xiamen International School John Godwin Patricia Puia INDONESIA Bali International School Hana Kanan Riki Teteina Bandung International School Henri Bemelmans Daryle Russell Batu Hijau International School Dave Forbes Jackie Hughes Caltex American School Alba Carollo Jim Dehner Pamela Dehner David Neudorf Island Connections International Michael Schubert Wati Jakarta International School David Cramer Jocelyn (Joy) Davy Mark Gray Mark Jenkins Csaba (Butch) Koltai Lawrence (Larry) Mandel

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Diann Osterlund Beth Owen Willaim (Bill) Rising Guy Robinson Mary Robinson Peter Round Valerie Scane Geoff Smith Medan International School Matthew Kirby North Jakarta International School Samuel Cook Barbara Forslund Pasir Ridge International School Rick Bowden Surabaya International School Larry Jones The International School of Bogor Christine Rawlins Michael Whitehouse JAPAN Canadian Academy Mike Colaianni Matt Flinchum Charles Kite Fred Wesson Christian Academy in Japan Calvin Johnston Rick Seely Fukuoka International School Michael Saffarewich Betsy Saffarewich Hiroshima International School Wayne Addis Hokkaido International School Rick Branson Glenn McKinney Barry Ratzliff Kathleen Riggins Peggy Shibuya International School of the Sacred Heart Masako Egawa Kyoto International School Annette Levy Hisaya Matsumoto Nagoya International School Sakai Hiroshi Robert Risch Nanjing International School Gez Hayden Arek Owczarek Richard Swart Holly Wang Nishimachi International School Julie Jackson-Jin James O’Connor Osaka Interanational School Karin Caffin Jim Schell Gwyn Underwood St. Mary’s International School

Michael DiMuzio Michel Jutras Linda Wayne Stephen Wilson St. Michael’s International School Roger Lenk The American School in Japan Scott Adams Dan Bender Tim Carr Betty Creamer Eugene Gregor Rose Hastings Mary Margaret Mallat Nancy Reckord Rick Weinland Tokyo International School Andrew Hancock Lorraine Izzard LAOS Vientiane International School Stephan Aeschbach Steven Alexander MALAYSIA Dalat International School Brian Brewster Larry Chinn Fred Colburn Karl Steinkamp International School of Kuantan Steve Byrnes Dato’ Dr. Abu Tahir Lela Mont’ Kiara International School Blair Lee Sharon Peterson Paul Sicard The International School of Kuala Lumpur Thomas Abraham Karen Albertson Naomi Aleman Hilda Alposilva Chad Bates Michael Callan Christine Chin Paul Chmelik Nigel Cumberland Naszreen Gibson Anthony Harduar Steve Jacobs Karamjit Kaur Jarret Lambie Lynn Leonardi Stephanie Loo Grant Millard Toni Mullen Shanthi Nathan Diana O’Leary Martin Rushworth


Conference Delegates Gregory Sanford Robert Thompson Robert Whiting MONGOLIA International School of Ulaanbaatar Darren Arbour Tuul Arildii Deidre Fischer Helge Reitz Paul Starr Harold Zappia MYANMAR International School Yangon Manoj Bharti David Condon Tania Garry Carol Gowler Suzanne Harrison Khin Hla Khine Dennis MacKinnon NEW ZEALAND Integrated Education Software Limited (I E S Ltd) Robin Tinker PHILIPPINES Brent International Baguio Ursula Daoey Kate Flores Susan Sanidad J Marsh Thomson Brent International School Manila Jason Atkins Edna Ballesteros Charles Bates Daniel Chalmers Carla Chalmers Deborah Cook Thomas Egerton Jeffrey Hammett Robert Hartleip Sutherland Ian Mikee Jaworski Robert Jaworski, Jr. Maureen O’Shaughnessy Macky Regino Dick Robbins Brent International School Subic Stephen Davis Ann Marie Gordon Maricar Peralta Alan Turnbull Garth Wyncoll Cebu International School Mark Bretherton Kurt Mecklem Faith Academy, Inc. Janet Baxter Brian Foutz Thomas Hardeman Michael Hause Stephen Taylor International School Manila David Toze

SINGAPORE International Baccalaureate Judith Guy Edward Lawless International School of Singapore Ching Oi Chan Beng Choo Dr. Ang Chris Dr. Hamilton Mel Hughes Sek Chong Lim Mark McCallum George Piacentini Tony Race Alan Teo McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) Merijayne Conkey Yeowlim Tan Paulyn Teo Pearson Education Asia Pte Ltd Norfidah Abdul Rahman Yvonne Loh Katherine Mackay United World College of South East Asia Jonathan Carter Susan Edwards David Shepherd Brenda Shepherd Anthony Skillicorn Julian Whiteley SOUTH KOREA Busan Foreign School Marc Bourget Scott Jolly Indianhead International School James Cooper International Chrisitan School - Uijongbu Rex Freel Seoul Foreign School Kevin Baker Barry Benger Rev. Prince Charles Shirley Dorese John Gaylord Tim Gray Ann Lovell Harlan Lyso Jack Moon Langston Rogde Dave Schlott Jack Searson Jack Switzer Seoul International School Karen Baier Helen Conley Conley Gary Lilley Gary Hyung Shik Kim Joesph Moore Taejon Christian International School Linda Bondy Rosalie Bowker Yungman Chang

Jae Soon Choi Helaine Hamline Janice Hwang Helen Kang Jackie Lee John Nelson Thomas Penland Darren Price David Suhs Rodney Wallace Ron Wilder George Zickefoose Yongsan International School of Seoul Stephen Boush Ben Hale Jin Park Jeff Pinnow Gretchen Schlie Susan Sevey Cheryl Woodring SWITZERLAND Les Elfes International Julien Goetz TAIWAN Kaohsiung American School Eric Chang Peter Nanos Konstantina Nanos Deboarah Taylor Josephus van Goch Rose White Morrison Christian Academy Gabe Choi Larry Dilley Tim Heading Uwe Mauer Mark McCray Tim McGill Jeff Sheppard Matthew Strange

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Conference Delegates THAILAND American School of Bangkok Michael Charles Dr. Thomas Dellario Simon Faulkner Bangkok Patana School Carol Battram Alexander Bien Jane Monks Helen Thew Chiang Mai International School Catherine Erpen Nicki Gamble Terry Gamble Nathen Rhead Ekamai International School Perla Camagay Grant Douglas Flaiz Beatrice Kootanasan Pattana Nabong International School Bangkok Tom Baker Wendy Banbury Robert Connor Candace Cooper Wlliam H Gerritz Janewit Kraprayoon Lois Lekia Lesley Jane Lund Luara Frasca Sadowski Usa Somboon International School Eastern Seabord Robert Brewitt Chuvapituck Chitprasong Heather Naro Nakorn Payap International School John Thongbai Aim-on ThongbAllenai Redeemer International School Thailand Michael Booton Ruamrudee International School Wirach Amonpattana Sudha Augustine James Gerhard Steve Massiah David Miller Susan Misner Christie Powell Matthew Sipple Sukhum Thanasingha SCI Group Ltd Craig Cooper Lloyd Internattional Media Jon Taylor Patty Taylor Thai-Chinise International School Jane Blazek Susan Clark Lalima Jenckes John Jenckes Chin-Ming (Mike) Yeh

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TURKEY Space Camp Turkey Beth Mitchell-Gencel UNITED KINGDOM CES Holdings Ltd Clive Sharples Dave Shepard Council of International Schools Margaret Alvarez Kevin Bartlett Gerry Percy Richard Tangye Finalsite Clive Ungless Findel Education Anya Millican JBI International Insurance Broker Ltd John Brown Securus Software Ltd Derek Allen Tim Boucaut USA ASCD Holly Adams Clements International David Turkaleski College Board Clay Hensley Creative Outdoor Designs, Inc. Grace Keller Mike Verdone Family Financial Needs Assessment Whitney Hall Nellita Young Follett International Tim Donlan Tim Ramsey GBG/TieCare International Stephen Boush Linda McCabe Lance Roberts Andy Thorburn Harcourt International Education Group Cindy Hager Jennifer Podowski Houghton Mifflin Company Marc Cabianca Melissa Kaiser Carter Keltner Insurance Services International Howie Kravitz Anne Kravitz International Schools Services Joan Adams Robert Ambrogi Roger Hove Jostens International Patrick Roberts Nova Southeastern University - FSEHS Anthony DeNapoli Vanaja Nethi

Perkins Eastman Raymond Bordwell Ron Vitale PSI/Publishers’ Services International James Schmelzer Rediker Software, Inc. Vinit Pathela Rich Rediker Amy Rediker Sam Felicia & Associates, International Sam Felicia Search Associates Michael Williams Sevenstar Academy Mark Beadle SODEXHO Florian Briquet Warren Jaferian Fabien Revol Gopher Matt Nelson Walsworth Publishing Company, Inc. Joe Cupp Western Association of Schools and Colleges David Brown Marilyn George VIETNAM International School Ho Chi Minh City Christine Byrne Ian McNeilage Sean O’Maonaigh Anthony Shadwell Saigon South International School Charles Barton Theresa Flaspholer Wai mun Fong Mary Lower United Nations International School of Hanoi Harry Bennett Jeffrey English Martin Gough David King Claire McLeod David Porter Chris Vincent


Conference Delegates Individual Delegates BANGLADESH Stephen Murray Deirdre Murray CANADA Gary Diamond Georganne Mackenzie Keely Stott CHINA Jim Belcher Brian Berneking Dianne Best Debbie-Sue Blanks Paul Cabrelli Shirley Davis Kevin Downing Wilhelmina Kay Dunstan Jeffrey Fischmann David Fitzgerald Bill Garnett Elaine Goddard-Tame James Hagerty Alexandra Holland Sarah Howling Joanne Lafever Angela Violet Lowe Paul McGuire Colleen Melvin David Mills Herb Mittler Karen Moffat Jeanette Morehouse Lynne Morrow Charles Pang Angela Patterson Carl Post Chris Scott Daniel Show Darren Smith Andrew Sortwell Andy Truong Perry Tunesi Michael Urquhart Allan Leslie Weston Peter Wood Maynard Yutzy FIJI Dianne Korare Megan Navunisaravi FRANCE James Hausman INDIA Rami Madani INDONESIA Roberta (Bobbie) Harvey Kevin McRae Lynette Seymour JAPAN Yukari Hinode Kaipo Ikemoto Kevin Maxfield

Barrie McCliggott John Murphy Steven Parr Amelia Ren-Hayden Aurelia Shimo John Paul Smithers MYANMAR Diana Dragonetti Fernando LayMaung Betty Limbu Greg Von Spreecken Daw Thida Oo Khin Myo Myint Naw Say Say Than Than Thida Nyein Win Win Maw Yee Mun Oo PAPUA NEW GUINEA Richard Sommer SINGAPORE Joseph Beeson Susan Devakaran Robert Newman Robert Ernest Newman Florence Tan SOUTH KOREA Richard Boerner Soon II Chung Ann Clapper Ron Montgomery Jorge Nelson Stephen Palmer Matthew Vallis TAIWAN Jane Lin Belle Lin Hsu-Chang Tai THAILAND Sahat Ektrakul Solomon Ektrakul Jennifer Garcia Chuck Garcia Craig Rodgers Don Williams Aaron Wong USA Alan Conkey Art Costa Virginia Foley Medard Gabel John Littleford Dennis McLoughlin Kenneth Paynter Cythia Reed Pedigo Gail Schoppert Dennis Sparks David Wilcox Roland Yoshida VIETNAM Bambi Betts John Burns

Bill Kentta Elliot Miller Josh Reckord Chris Roose Dennis Sale Dr. Naomi Woolsey Special Thanks to the following Schools:

International School of Kuala Lumpur The Mont Kiara Swing Band Philip Cho Carl Hooppell Ho Sang Kang Tobias Lindell Sala Noordin Nick Serritslev Patty Serritslev Kuan Yu Shen Damien Stapleton Hannah Townley Adam Umemoto Anthony Vos Aksel Wannstrom Linus Wannstrom Fredrik Winsnes Chia Ni Wu Allan Yogananthan Thibaut Zaugg Special Thanks to the Following: HARCOURT for the Conference pens. PATRICK OH, Director of Convention Sales Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur WENDY SOO, Senior Events Manager Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur JARLATH LYNCH, Area Manager & Gen. Manager Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur CHRISTOPHER R. ROMINE, Executive Chef Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (Pittsburg Stealer Fan) CHAD BATES, International School of Kuala Lumpur Photos at the back cover: - Digital Images of Malaysia by Tourism Malaysia - Yellow Gumamela Photo by Julius Sabelino http://www.flickr.com/photos/tjeann/

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