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40th

EARCOS

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

“Learning to Lead in a Challenging World”

Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu (Malay: Gunung Kinabalu) is a prominent mountain in Southeast Asia. It is located in Kinabalu National Park (a World Heritage Site) in the east Malaysian state of Sabah, which is on the island of Borneo in the tropics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Kinabalu


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.

Tim Carr 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

David Cramer 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.

Anne Fowles Director at Large

Tom Hawkins Director at Large

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.

Rob Mockrish 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.

EARCOS Staffs David Toze Director at Large

Connie Buford Regional Education Officer, East Asia Vitz Baltero Administrative Assistant

EAC Conference Coordinator

Dick Krajczar Executive Director

ETC Conference Coordinator

Elaine Repatacodo

Brigette Ann Javier Office Assistant

Edzel Drilo

Robert Viray

Linda Sills Administrative Assistant GIN Conference Coordinator Ver Castro

Membership Coordinator IT Coordinator

Webmaster/Newsletter Weekend Workshop

Accountant


Welcome Message from the EARCOS Board President Dear Delegates: Welcome to the 2008 EARCOS Administrator’s Conference. This year, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary of this annual gathering with a new and exciting destination in Kota Kinabalu, Indonesia. This spectacular location promises to enhance the festive and therapeutic atmosphere, combined with outstanding professional learning opportunities, for which our annual conferences are known. EARCOS is an organization on the move in one to the most dynamic regions of the world. The recent Olympic Games in Beijing shined an international spotlight on China’s (and East Asia’s) rapid growth, vibrant mix of cultures, and increasing economic might. Our international schools are generally thriving, as is our professional organization. With our recently-minted strategic plan, EARCOS has set an ambitious course in which we’ve challenged ourselves to be the number one professional development provider for our membership. This conference should help us to pursue that goal.

Tim Carr

EARCOS President American School in Japan

Our conference theme, “Learning to Lead in a Challenging World,” speaks to the core of our mission and vision. EARCOS strives to inspire adult and student learning through its leadership and service and fosters intercultural understanding, global citizenship, and exceptional educational practices within our learning community. Now there’s mission to be excited about! In these challenging times, with a tumultuous global economy, tremendous poverty, and a fragile planet, our role as educational leaders has never been more important. Together, during this conference, and through collaborative efforts as an EARCOS learning community in the months and years ahead, we can help educate and launch those young leaders that our world so desperately needs. Our keynote speakers, John Joseph, William Lishman, and Alan November, in addition to our impressive slate of workshop presenters will challenge your thoughts and stimulate profound learning. Your colleagues will then help you to integrate and apply these ideas so that you can go back and enhance the learning in your schools. I think we’re in for a Kota Kinabalu treat.

Warmly,

Tim Carr American School in Japan EARCOS President Dear Delegates:

Welcome to the EARCOS Administrators’ Conference (EAC) 2008 and the Sutera Harbour resort here in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. It is exciting to be on Borneo and celebrating EARCOS’s 40th conference. The Sutera complex provides numerous opportunities to be active while enjoying our conference activities. Take time to play tennis, squash, bowl, snorkel, go diving, or play a round of golf. We hope you enjoy our effort to promote good health by providing each delegate a pedometer and hope you join the EARCOS 10,000-steps-a-day club while enjoying the conference and our functions. The EAC has three excellent keynote presenters in John Joseph, William Lishman, and Alan November, 11 preconference offerings, and 119 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 Tom Hawkins and his administrative team who are providing a one-day session. I also appreciate International School of Kuala Lumpur board chair, Martin Rushworth, for working with Ralph Davison to facilitate the board member workshop. These efforts make EARCOS a great organization to be part of. Welcome to Tim Carr, our new board president, and members of the EARCOS board. They provide invauable guidance in implementing our strategic plan which is in its third year. I hope you find the time to meet them all and let them know if you have any helpful suggestions. They are a great group of people providing service to our organization. Finally, it is always my wish for our delegates to make good contacts, be challenged by our presenters, renew friendships, and enjoy EARCOS hospitality. Visit our exhibitors and let them know you appreciate their sponsorships that help us provide the best conference possible. Thanks to our staff of Linda, Vitz, Elaine, Bridgette, Edzel, Robert, and Ver. I’m proud and happy to be the director of this wonderful organization.

Dick Krajczar and the EARCOS team. Executive Director

Richard Krajczar EARCOS Executive Director


Table of Contents

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1st Day of Conference Welcome to Delegates Keynote Address by ALAN NOVEMBER Hospitality Lounge by SODEXO School Board Pre-conference EARASBO Pre-conference Session 1 Session 2 Session 2 continued IASAS Lunch Meeting ACAMIS Lunch Meeting JCIS Lunch Meeting Brent International School Administrator’s Meeting ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Job-a-Likes SABAH NIGHT Cultural Evening Bazaar & Reception including Malaysian Music Dance

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2nd Day of Conference WASC Breakfast Meeting for EARCOS Accreditation Committee Breakfast Meeting for Heads of A/OS Assisted Schools Breakfast Meeting for MRISA Student Keynote by MALINI BOSE, Seoul Foreign School Keynote Address by JOHN JOSEPH Hospitality Lounge by SODEXO Athletic Directors’ Institute Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Explore Sabah, Golf Outing, and Evening Free TOURS - please contact Borneo Passages near EARCOS registration desk ISS Head of Schools Meeting - Rob Ambrogi

24 25-26 26-27 28-29 30-31 31 32-33 33 34-46 47

3rd Day of Conference Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools AAIE/AISH Breakfast gathering update including progress on the recruiting task force Keynote Address by WILLIAM LISHMAN Hospitality Lounge by SODEXO Athletic Directors’ Institute Session 6 Session 7 Special Session: Associate Members Presentation Session 8 APAC Head of Schools / Athletic Director’s Meeting Session 9 Marilyn George / Margaret Alvarez / Eva Kampits – Serving on a CIS, CIS/WASC or CIS/NEASC Visiting Committee Cocktail Reception Gala Dinner Presenters’ Biography Conference Delegates

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Conference at a Glance Sutera Harbour Maps EARCOS Strategic Plan EARCOS Registration Information Pre-Conferences Welcome Orientation for New Heads of EARCOS/EARCOS Board Reception for Conference Presenters Opening Cocktail Reception Protestant / Catholic Service

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Conference at a Glance EARCOS Registration Desk Hour Location: PACIFIC Function Room 3 October 30, 2008 October 31, 2008 November 1, 2008 November 2, 2008

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

Thursday, October 30, 2008 08:00-17:00 EARCOS BOARD MEETING at the PACIFIC Function Rm. 8 Friday, October 31, 2008 08:30-16:30 Leadership through Partnership (LTP- EARCOS School Heads & Board Chairs only) WASC Visiting Team 17:00-18:30 ACAMIS Board Meeting Saturday, November 1, 2008 08:30-16:00 Pre-Conferences 08:30-17:00 APAC / Athletic Directors’ Meeting 17:30-18:00 Welcome Orientation for New Heads of EARCOS/ EARCOS Board 18:00-19:00 Reception for Conference Presenters 19:00-21:00 Opening Cocktail Reception Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 1st Day of Conference 07:15 Protestant & Catholic Service 08:00-09:30 Conference Opening WELCOME TO DELEGATES Tim Carr, EARCOS President Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director Datuk Tengku Adlin, Chairman Sabah Tourism Board KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ALAN NOVEMBER Title: Transforming the the Culture of Teaching and Learning Sponsored by ISS 8:00-16:30 Hospitality Lounge by SODEXO 09:30-10:00 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 10:00-16:45 Athletic Directors’ Institute 10:00-16:30 Pre-Conference (School Board & EARASBO) 10:00-11:15 SESSION 1 11:20-12:30 SESSION 2 12:30-13:30 Lunch Break IASAS Lunch Meeting ACAMIS Lunch Meeting JCIS Lunch Meeting BRENT International School Administrators’ Meeting 13:30-14:15 Annual General Meeting (for EARCOS HEADS only) 13:30-17:00 JOB-A-LIKES 15:00-15:30 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by COLLEGE BOARD 19:00-22:00 SABAH NIGHT: Bazaar & Reception including Malaysian Music Dance Monday, November 3, 2008 - 2nd Day of Conference 06:45-7:45 WASC Breakfast Meeting for EARCOS Accreditation Committee Breakfast Meeting for Heads of A/OS Assisted Schools Breakfast Meeting for MRISA

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08:00-8:15 08:15-09:15 08:00-16:00 09:15-09:45 09:45-11:00 09:45-11:00 11:10-12:25 12:30-13:45 14:00 14:30 14:15-16:30

Opening Remarks / Announcement by Sean O’Maonaigh, EARCOS Board STUDENT KEYNOTE: MALINI BOSE, Seoul Foreign School KEYNOTE ADDRESS: JOHN JOSEPH Title: The Four Words Sponsored by Insurance Services International Hospitality Lounge by SODEXO Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by inRESONANCE Athletic Directors’ Institute SESSION 3 SESSION 4 SESSION 5 Explore SABAH, Golf outing, and Evening Free TOURS - Please contact Borneo Passages near EARCOS registration desk ISS Head of Schools Meeting - Rob Ambrogi

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 3rd Day of Conference 06:45-07:45 Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools AAIE/AISH Breakfast Gathering Update including Progress on the Recruiting Task Force Hosted by Tim Carr & Elsa Lamb 08:00-08:15 Opening Remarks/Announcement by Larry Jones, EARCOS Board 08:15-9:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: WILLIAM LISHMAN Title: The Gift of Learning Disabilities Sponsored by STUDYWIZ by Etech GROUP 08-00:16:30 Hospitality Lounge by SODEXO 10:00-12:45 Athletic Directors’ Institute 09:30-10:00 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by TADLEY ASIA LIMITED 10:00-11:15 SESSION 6 11:30-12:45 SESSION 7 12:45-13:45 Lunch Break Special Session for Associate Members Presentation 13:45-15:00 SESSION 8 14:00-15:00 APAC Head of Schools / Athletic Directors’ Meeting 15:00-15:30 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by PERKINS EASTMAN 15:30-16:45 SESSION 9 16:00-18:00 WASC Serving as a Visiting Committee Members 17:30-18:30 Reception & Welcome to Associate and EARCOS Board Members 19:00 GALA EVENING Wednesday, November 5, 2008 08:30-16:30

MARILYN GEORGE / MARGARET ALVAREZ / EVA KAMPITS – Serving on a CIS, CIS/WASC, CIS/NEASC Visiting Committee

Reminder to all Delegates: NAME TAG are required at all Conference Sessions and Social Events


Meeting & Banquets - Floor Plan

Sutera Harbour Kota Kinabalu

Sutera Harbour Resort, a hotel property located in the heart of the capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu on the shore near Manukan Island, comprises the 5-Star luxury hotel accommodation of the city-style The Pacific Sutera and resortstyle The Magellan Sutera. The two hotels, part of the resort property, are a mere 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the heart of Kota Kinabalu. The city has Mt. Kinabalu as its backdrop and Manukan Island and the other islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marina Park dotting the ocean, making Sutera Harbour Resort with its luxurious hotel accommodation the ideal base from which to explore Sabah.

The Pacific Sutera, Level 2 (Lobby Level)

The Magellan Sutera, Level 1 The Pacific Sutera, Level 3

The Magellan Sutera, Level 2

The Pacific Sutera, Level 3

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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

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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. 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 October 30, 2008 October 31, 2008 November 1, 2008 November 2, 2008 8:00-17:00

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

EARCOS REGISTRATION EARCOS REGISTRATION EARCOS REGISTRATION EARCOS REGISTRATION

Thursday, October 30, 2008 PACIFIC Function Rm. 8

EARCOS BOARD MEETING 8:30-16:30

17:00-18:30

PACIFIC Function Room 3

Friday, October 31, 2008 RALPH DAVISON Leadership through Partnership - Planning for School and Personal Success (open to EARCOS Heads and School Board Chairs only)

MAGELLAN Meeting Rm. 4

WASC VISITING TEAM WASC Self-Study and Visiting Committee Training This one day interactive WASC session will examine the essentials of the Focus on Learning self-study process and the many ways it can be adapted to a school’s situation. The session will provide an opportunity for EARCOS educators to examine strategies inherent in Focus on Learning that support the school’s assessment of student learning in relation to school wide learning results and curricular objectives/standards. During the latter part of the session, there will be a panel of EARCOS educators who will share how they adapted the Focus on Learning process for respective schools, including its integration with strategic planning. This session enables participants to become eligible for serving on WASC visiting committees.

MAGELLAN Meeting Rm. 3

ACAMIS BOARD MEETING

PACIFIC Function Rm. 1

Saturday, November 1, 2008 PRE-CONFERENCES 8:30-17:00

APAC / Athletic Directors’ Meeting

MAGELLAN Meeting Rm. 2

8:30-16:00

SCHOOL BOARD PRE-CONFERENCE Facilitator: RALPH DAVISON Open to all Board Members especially those attending for the first time and who have never had a formal board training seminar. This workshop will highlight Effective Governance using the NAIS Trustee Handbook for International Schools

MAGELLAN Meeting Rm. 4

BUSINESS MANAGERS’ PRE-CONFERENCE (EARASBO)

MAGELLAN Meeting Rm. 3 PACIFIC Function Rm. 8

(continues on Sunday after Keynote)

KRISTA SLADE MIKE MILLER (CASE) – Triumvirate for Success: Proven Strategies for Heads, Directors and Board Members The CASE pre-conference will examine in detail key success factors in advancement leadership for international/independent schools Heads working most effectively with their development staff and Board volunteers. We will look at the potential pitfalls of setting up a development office, alongside potential and benefits, with actual case studies and real-life examples. Where should the development function sit within a school’s established hierarchy? Is the development function a senior or middle management role? How much should you depend on the development function? What can you reasonably expect your development office to achieve, and how quickly? How can you manage expectations? Using real-life examples, stories, role-playing exercises and benchmarking data, this full day session will be co-lead by two senior advancement practitioners with international experience who can answer your questions and help set you on the road with excellent information/practical next steps. TOM HAWKINS and ISB Leadership Team – Turning the Flywheel...Making a Good School Great! Heads/Principals/Boards – (open to Board Members who have attended previous EARCOS board workshop and have long school board service) The International School of Beijing has created a model for successful school development based on the work of Jim Collins’ Good to Great in the Social Sector. This pre-conference is intended for board members, heads, and senior administrators charged with setting the direction of their schools. This interactive pre-conference will be followed later in the conference with sessions by each of the presenters on the various areas of: - Good to Great Era Planning (building the framework) - Disciplined People (building the teams) - Disciplined Thought (planning for the near and long-term) - Disciplined Action (development of curriculum, co-curricular programs and budget) 8

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Saturday, November 1, 2008 PRE-CONFERENCES 8:30-16:00

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JOHN JOSEPH – Learning with the Brain in Mind The past decade has seen an explosion of information about the brain and its function. More has been learnt about the functioning of the human brain in the last decade than in all the proceeding centuries. Applied to classroom practice, this information affirms many elements of taken-for-granted teaching practices, and challenges numerous others. ‘Learning with the Brain in Mind’ provides a comprehensive approach to practice congruent with current understanding about brain development. There is a strong balance between theory and practical classroom application.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 10

ANDREW HOOVER / BILL KENTTA / JOSH RECKORD – From Breakdowns to Breakthroughs It sometimes happens in organizations that members do not work well together, people feel frustrated, and very little gets done. In this workshop, we will discuss tools and strategies to use to address these problems and how to decide what to change. We will focus on transforming your organizational capacity by equipping you with assessment and process tools for moving from what is to what might be. Via selective case studies we’ll translate theory into practical realities.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 6

KAREN MOREAU – Developing and Sustaining a Standards-Based Curriculum During this workshop, the following topics will be explored: What is the importance of curriculum and what purpose does it serve?, components of a standards-based curriculum, principles of backward design curriculum planning, planning for a curriculum project, and sustaining curriculum in an international school.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 7

BERNADETTE VAN HOUTEN – Beyond Awareness: Turning Cultural Competences into a Competitive Advantage This day will provide directors with a framework and practical applications for successfully incorporating and managing continued intercultural awareness, learning and competences in increasingly global and competitive school communities. A pro-active and systemic approach to inclusion increases integration of local and international staff, pedagogical success, and social and emotional well-being.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 1

JANET WEBSTER – International Schools and Special Education: Looking Before You Leap In this pre-conference session, we explore the challenges of the increasing number of students in international schools who have special educational needs. The purpose of the session is to assist administrators in taking stock of where their school is and in envisioning where they would like it to be. Topics are addressed from an administrative perspective and include: aligning philosophy and policies especially regarding admissions, efficient and effective administrative structures and service delivery models, financial and staffing issues, and the impact on the regular program.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 5

8:30-16:30

MARILYN GEORGE Title: WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training Room: HIBISCUS GARDEN 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 midterm visits.

17:30-18:00

Welcome Orientation for New Heads of EARCOS/EARCOS Board Room: CABANA near PACIFIC pool

18:00-19:00

19:00-21:00

Reception for Conference Presenters Room: CABANA near PACIFIC pool

Opening/Cocktail Reception at the MARINA (back up MAGELLAN FOYER)

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Sunday, November 2, 2008 1st Day of Conference 7:15

8:00-9:30

Room

Protestant Service

PACIFIC Function Rm. 7 PACIFIC Function Rm. 6

Catholic Service

Welcome to Delegates Tim Carr, EARCOS President / Connie Buford (exoficio), Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director Datuk Tengku Adlin, Sabah Tourism Board Chairman

PACIFIC Grand Ballroom

Introduction to Speaker: Dan Scinto, International Schools Services

Keynote Address

Sponsored by International

Schools Services

PACIFIC Grand Ballroom

Alan November Transforming the Culture of Teaching and Learning A powerful new culture of empowered teaching and fearless learning is emerging. Access to more timely information and communication tools can empower educators to focus on the individual learning needs of their students. These same tools can lead to more collegiality, build stronger community relationships, and empower students to be more self-directed. This workshop presents clear examples of how this new culture has been achieved. Biography:

Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant, and university lecturer. He has helped schools, governments and industry leaders improve the quality of education through technology. Audiences enjoy Alan’s humor and wit as he pushes the boundaries of how to improve teaching and learning. His areas of expertise include planning across curriculum, staff development, new school design, community building and leadership development. He has delivered keynotes and workshops in all fifty states, across Canada, and throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Central America. Alan was named one of the nation’s fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by Technology and Learning Magazine. In 2001, he was listed one of eight educators to provide leadership into the future by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse. In 2007, he was selected to speak at the Cisco Public Services Summit during the Nobel Prize Festivities in Stockholm, Sweden. His writing includes numerous articles and best-selling book, Empowering Students with Technology. Alan was a co-founder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership Through Technology and is most proud of being selected as one of the original five national Christa McAuliffe Educators. Each summer Alan leads the Building Learning Communities summer conference with world-class presenters and international participants. Visit novemberlearning.com/blc for more details.

8:00-16:30

Hospitality Lounge by

9:30-10:00

TEA & COFFEE BREAK

PACIFIC Foyer Level 3 Sponsored by:

10:00-16:45

Athletic Directors’ Institute

MAGELLAN Meeting Rm. 2

10:00-16:30

SCHOOL BOARD PRECON Facilitator: RALPH DAVISON Assisted by: MARTIN RUSHWORTH (ISKL) Open to all board members attending the conference. Topic address in various issues. This will include presentations and group discussions pertaining to current issues facing our EARCOS Schools.

MAGELLAN Meeting Rm. 4

EARASBO BUSINESS MANAGERS’ PRECON, continued

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MAGELLAN Meeting Rm. 3


ISS Educational Staffing is headed overseas again in 2009, where Bangkok will be our first recruiting venue of the year. Contact us to obtain registration details for your school or to update your professional file to interview at our International Recruitment Centers. Registration deadline is December 1, 2008.

2009 IRCs BANGKOK, THAILAND 6–10 January 2009 MIAMI, FL 15–18 January 2009

(For Tri-Association Member Schools)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 8–12 February 2009

Administrative Recruitment Day–9 Feb.

PHILADELPHIA, PA 16–19 February 2009

(ISS partnered with Council of International Schools)

ISS Educational Staffing Princeton, New Jersey 08543, USA 609.452.0990 edustaffing@iss.edu www.iss.edu

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS SERVICES “Building a Global Foundation for Education Since 1955”


Sunday, November 2, 2008 Session 1 10:00-11:15

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KAREN BURKE (Leadership) Brain Based Learning: Promising Practices for Improving School Leadership (Part 1) Decades of research on brain-based learning, differentiation, and learning styles has impacted school leadership styles. This session will include research-based suggestions for addressing practical issues of school leadership and the competencies that characterize successful leaders in education and related professions. Participants will be introduced to instruments utilized in the assessment of leadership characteristics based on brain-based learning theories.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 4

JARIK CONRAD (Leadership) The Fragile Mind: Its Impact on Human Relations (Part 1) The human brain is one of the most powerful machines on earth. Despite its undeniable prowess, this remarkable machine can lead us astray, particularly regarding complex, people-related issues. The presenter will review the significant role of emotional intelligence in achieving intercultural sensitivity. Dr. Conrad helps participants become a “cultural connoisseurs.”

PACIFIC Function Rm. 10

ANDY DAVIES (Leadership) Intercultural Sensitivity Among Teachers at An International School Andy has been exploring the usefulness of assessing the intercultural sensitivity of faculty and administrators at international schools; the potential for recruitment, the implications for professional development, and the “profile’ of an international educator.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 6

(Accreditation) MARILYN GEORGE / MARGARET ALVAREZ / EVA KAMPITTS 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.

HIBISCUS GARDEN

(Leadership) WALT GMELCH Managing Conflict and Colleagues (Part 1) This session will address three Rs of creative conflict management: (1) recognize the nature and causes of conflict; (2) assess your key interpersonal conflict responses and styles; and (3) practice the art of “principled” resolution. Part 1 investigates causes, strategies and styles of conflict management. Part 2 explores techniques for principled conflict resolution and how to work with difficult colleagues.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 7

DENNIS HARTER (Technology/Curriculum) I.T. Curriculum 2.0 – A Different Model for Technology Integration Most schools value technology integration – but how? Are their common, accepted standards and are they focused on the right learning for students? Is it accessible to teachers? This workshop will share a different approach to embedded I.T. learning that we are developing and implementing at International School Bangkok.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 8

TOM HAWKINS / ROBBIE BRIGGS / TAMERA FILLINGER (Leadership) Good to Great Era Planning (building the framework) The International School of Beijing has created a model for successful school development based on the work of Jim Collins’ Good to Great in the Social Sector. This session is intended for board members and heads who work to set the framework (Hedgehog concept) and annual goals of the school. Learn to develop a mission-driven framework and indicators for success.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 9

DEANNE MAGNUSSON / DR. GERALD FRY (Leadership) Cross Cultural Perspectives on Leadership: West Meets East The complex relationship between globalization and internationalization has dramatically increased the need for cross cultural understanding and competence among educational leaders. The influence of culture on the many dimensions of leadership and the implications for school leaders working in diverse international contexts will be emphasized. Session participants will be provided with the opportunity for an interactive discussion of the GLOBE study (based on 62 countries and cultures) findings which examine the important relationship between global leadership and organizational behavior.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 1

MAGGIE MOON (Curriculum) Supporting Collaboration Among Teachers – Curriculum Mapping and Units of Study Across a Writing Year This workshop will explain the importance of developing year-long plans for Writing instruction, using Units of Study in the Writing Workshop. When teachers collaborate, the consistency provided for students across a grade and years, helps ensure overall student progress and growth in writing, as well as teacher collaboration.

PACIFIC Ballroom 3

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Sunday, November 2, 2008 Session 1 continued 10:00-11:15

11:20-12:30

Room

ALAN NOVEMBER (Technology) Teaching Zack to Think: Developing Critical Thinking Skills on the Net Too many students are not sure how to separate fact from fiction on the Internet. The Internet can provide any version of the truth to support almost any belief. We can teach students how to read the “grammar” of the Internet and to apply strategies to validate information on a website. This popular workshop provides step-by-step teaching tips that help students and teachers think critically about Internet information.

PACIFIC Ballroom 1 & 2

ROBERT PANGRAZI (All Discipline) Using Pedometers to Promote Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity in Youth Attendees will participate in this session. It will involve a number of walking activities to learn how pedometers can be used to measure steps, physical activity time, and moderate to vigorous physical activity. The goal of the session is to teach participants the value and ease of using a pedometer to monitor daily physical activity. Goal setting strategies for students will also be included in the session.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 2

(Development) PHIL STROUP Fund Raising in International Schools - What Works? We know international schools face unique fund-raising challenges and that transplanted approaches may be costly and ineffective. How best to fund-raise when an alumni group might not be your best source for major gifts? A carefully crafted Strategic Development Plan (SDP) that is built on research, goals, metrics and strategies is the foundation of success. Development Directors and those responsible for advancement functions have asked for approaches that make sense. Learn how to develop a SDP’s that can dovetail your school improvement efforts and bring about results that can help the students at your school.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 5

Session 2 KAREN BURKE (All Discipline/Curriculum) Brain Based Learning: Promising Practices for Improving School Leadership (Part 2) Decades of research on brain-based learning, differentiation, and learning styles has impacted school leadership styles. This session will include research-based suggestions for addressing practical issues of school leadership and the competencies that characterize successful leaders in education and related professions. Participants will be introduced to instruments utilized in the assessment of leadership characteristics based on brain-based learning theories.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 4

JARIK CONRAD (Leadership) The Fragile Mind: Its Impact on Human Relations (Part 2) The human brain is one of the most powerful machines on earth. Despite its undeniable prowess, this remarkable machine can lead us astray, particularly regarding complex, people-related issues. The presenter will review the significant role of emotional intelligence in achieving intercultural sensitivity. Dr. Conrad helps participants become “cultural connoisseurs”.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 10

KATHY DAULTON (Curriculum) How to Find Time to Tackle BIG PK-12 Curriculum Issues Tired of starting from scratch on the math curriculum yet one more time? How to take advantage of curriculum mapping and related administrative policies to update most existing classroom curriculum annually... leaving you and your faculty more time and energy to systematically undertake school-wide needs like assessment or program evaluation.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 6

WALT GMELCH (Leadership) Managing Conflict and Colleagues (Part 2) This session will address three Rs of creative conflict management: (1) recognize the nature and causes of conflict; (2) assess your key interpersonal conflict responses and styles; and (3) practice the art of “principled” resolution. Part 1 investigates causes, strategies and styles of conflict management. Part 2 explores techniques for principled conflict resolution and how to work with difficult colleagues.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 7

ALAN KNOBLOCH (Leadership) Walk-Through Observations Too many teachers and not enough time, walk-through observations provide administrators with an efficient way to see teaching and learning in action. In addition, walk-through observations help administrators gather data about current classroom practices. This workshop will show administrators how to facilitate teacher reflection based on the walk-through observations and the conversations that result from them. In addition, a variety of methods for involving teachers in walk-through observations will be shared.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 2

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Sunday, November 2, 2008 Session 2 11:20-12:30

12:30-13:30

Room

WILLIAM LISHMAN (All Discipline) Escaping the Box, Earth Friendly Shelter This will be an exploration of how the shape of where we live influences our thoughts and way of life. A journey through the challenges of building an unconventional home.

PACIFIC Ballroom 3

DAVID MCMASTER / JOHN JALSEVAC (Leadership/Curriculum) Our Journey Down the IB Path: Building Consensus through the Trial, Decision, and Implementation Stages After 3+ years of research, consultation, parent, board, staff and student meetings and information sessions CDNIS is well on its way to undertaking all 3 IB programs. We will share our journey from feasibility study to implementation. We will also share our triumphs and tribulations as well as advice on what we have learned along the way.

HIBISCUS GARDEN

ALAN NOVEMBER (Technology) Building Learning Communities We now have tools to build and strengthen our learning communities. We have the opportunity to provide our students with authentic assessment relationships over the web that can help dramatically improve student motivation. We can take advantage of the communication tools the Internet provides, such as Instant Messenger, video conference or email. Research suggests that many students are more willing to ask for help and accept criticism when they are online.

PACIFIC Ballroom 1 & 2

ROXY PESTELLO (Leadership) The Human Side of Coaching for Success This interactive session based on best practices will show you how to coach your staff to increase productivity and effectiveness. You will learn what to do and what not to do to create a successful organization.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 9

KRISTA SLADE / DAVID SHEPHERD (Development) Advancement Research 101: Beyond Google Prospect research can identify potential major donors and also help to expand databases with contact details of people who have lost touch with your school. Led by a professional prospect researcher, this session will share tips on how to identify successful alumni, former staff, parents and find lost alums who are affiliated with your school. This session will give you practical tips for in-house prospect research, specifically within the Asia-Pacific region and how to take advantage of web-based tools most effectively for knowledge management and fundraising success.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 5

(All Discipline) BERNADETTE VAN HOUTEN Wellness and Health: Diversity in Expectations This session will be a journey through the sometimes surprising diversity of beliefs, habits and expectations regarding wellness, health and hygiene we come across in our international communities. We will discuss strategies for handling possible misunderstandings and conflicts regarding these issues which may occur in or outside of the classroom.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 8

(Leadership) JANET WEBSTER Challenges Facing International Schools in Special Education In this session, we look how schools have traditionally tried to deal with diversity. We consider the impact of a quarter century of philosophy and legislation concerning special education on parents’ expectations of international schools. We discuss the responses of international schools to the demands for increased services to students with a wider range of special educational needs. We also consider the challenges faced by international schools as they find ways to deal with the increased diversity.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 1

LUNCH BREAK

IASAS LUNCH MEETING

PACIFIC Silk Garden Private Room

ACAMIS LUNCH MEETING

PACIFIC Ballroom 3

JCIS LUNCH MEETING

13:30-14:15

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PACIFIC Silk Garden(MARINA view corner)

BRENT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS’ MEETING

PACIFIC Function Rm. 1

Annual General Meeting

PACIFIC Ballroom 1 & 2

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Sunday, November 2, 2008 Job-a-Likes 13:00-17:00

Room

Admissions Personnel

Christine Byrne International School of Ho Chi Mihn City

PACIFIC Function Rm. 5

High School Principals

Rena Mirkin and Ron Wilder Western Academy of Beijing / Thai-Chinese International School

PACIFIC Function Rm. 10

Middle School Principals

Matthew Leishman Singapore American School

PACIFIC Function Rm. 7 PACIFIC Function Rm. 3

Elementary School Principals Tony Harduar International School of Kuala Lumpur

14:15-17:00

15:00-15:30

19:00-22:00

HIBISCUS GARDEN

Curriculum Coordinators

Mark Jenkins Jakarta International School

Development/Alumni

Toni Mullen International School of Kuala Lumpur

PACIFIC Function Rm. 2

I.T. Directors

Jeff Utecht Shanghai American School

PACIFIC Function Rm. 1

Athletic/Activities Directors

Bob Connor International School of Bangkok

MAGELLAN Meeting Rm. 2

Board Members

Ralph Davison and assisted by Martin Rushworth (International School of Kuala Lumpur)

MAGELLAN Meeting Rm. 4

Human Resources

Barry Benger Seoul Foreign School

PACIFIC Function Rm. 8

Heads Large Schools

Sharon Hennessy Taipei American School

PACIFIC Ballroom 1 & 2

Heads Medium Schools

Ben Norton International Christian School-Hong Kong

PACIFIC Function Rm. 6

Heads Small Schools

John Godwin Xiamen International School

PACIFIC Function Rm. 9

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Monday, November 3, 2008 2nd Day of Conference 06:45-07:45

8:00-8:15

Room PACIFIC 11th Flr. - different area PACIFIC Function Room. 8 PACIFIC - Balcony of the breakfast area

WASC Breakfast Meeting for EARCOS Accreditation Committee Breakfast Meeting for Heads of A/OS Assisted Schools Breakfast meeting for MRISA

PACIFIC Grand Ballroom

Opening Remarks / Announcements

Morning Greetings by Sean O’Maonaigh, EARCOS Board Introduction to Student Keynote by: Kevin Baker, High School Principal, Seoul Foreign School Student Keynote

MALINI BOSE, Seoul Foreign School Title: Global Citizen Address Biography: Malini Bose comes from India but has lived in Hong Kong and South Korea all her life. She is currently a senior pursuing the IB diploma at Seoul Foreign School and wishes to study medicine in the future. Malini is currently the president of the Model United Nations team, Student Council homeroom representative, an active National Honor Society member, and raised funds for Mother Teresa’s orphanage in India, where she has been going back for the last two years to volunteer. Malini is the recipient of the EARCOS Global Citizenship Award in 2008 from Seoul Foreign School. Introduction to Speaker: Howie Kravitz, Insurance Services International 8:15-9:15

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PACIFIC Grand Ballroom

John Joseph The Four Worlds In this keynote address, John Joseph will present a model for building the character and qualities of young people. The Four Worlds Model engages adults and students in examining their relationships, learning preferences, behavioral challenges, personal strengths and future pathways. The Model helps young people identify potential stressors and to take action to avoid the debilitating effects of Allostasis. John will share a number of pertinent anecdotes that inspire young minds. Biography:

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PACIFIC Foyer Level 3

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Monday, November 3, 2008 Session 3 09:45-11:00

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Room

BILL GERRITZ / TOM BAKER (Leadership) Teacher Development and Appraisal in International Schools: What Seems to Work (Part 1) Tom and Bill will share work in progress aimed at improving teacher development and appraisal. The emphasis will be on practical, day-to-day approaches rather than programs or theories. The two sessions are sequential. Participants should leave the sessions with useful practices for their own schools.

HIBISCUS GARDEN

NANCY HARGRAVE MEISLAHN (All Discipline) 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 US. We will discuss the early decision/early action processes, the admissions essay, standardized testing, teacher recommendations, and other topics of interest. Possible addition: sponsored by the Office of Overseas Schools.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 4

TOM HAWKINS / JOYCE LI / JIM KERRIGAN (Leadership) Disciplined People (building the teams) The International School of Beijing has created a model for successful school development based on the work of Jim Collins’ Good to Great in the Social Sector. This session is intended for board members, heads, HR professionals and principals charged with “getting the right people on the bus in the right seats”, starting with keeping those already on the bus in the right seats.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 9

JOHN JOSEPH (All Discipline/Curriculum) Mind Your Brain – A Journey into the Mechanics of Learning, Emotions and Brain Care for Young Minds Your students’ capacity to learn, their moods and attitudes towards school, their day-to-day behavior and ultimately their academic success can be significantly boosted by Cognitive Strategy Training, or put more succinctly, learning about learning. In this 75 minute presentation, John Joseph will give you an insight into the strategies and resources he uses to share the secrets of learning with students. The program is a remarkable powerpoint-based series of lessons. Each colourful PowerPoint Section reveals amazing information about the human brain and how to use that information to enhance understanding and retention. John Joseph will take you through many of the exact slides and processes he uses in his student presentations – over 500 PowerPoint slides, including many animations, developed through his teaching of over 100,000 students across 17 countries. Each PowerPoint Section reveals research-based strategies to guide you and your students through a remarkable study of the human brain. The teacher’s book provides step-by-step notes and anecdotes for each slide. This remarkable journey of discovery is fun, educative, and designed to boost the motivation and confidence of young people as they develop as learners.

PACIFIC Ballroom 1 & 2

(All Discipline) LINDA KIISK Green Schools in a Brown Landscape (Part 1) This double session introduces attendees to the concept of green schools. Case studies of green schools in Wyoming and Colorado are presented first half of the session. In the second half, attendees are invited to bring examples of schools in their respective regions. We will work in teams to explore ways to modify building sites, design and construction to improve energy and environmental efficiency. (Bring site plans, floor plans and photos.)

PACIFIC Function Rm. 10

MARY MARGARET MALLAT / JERE MILLER (Development) Invest in Your Parent Organizations and Harvest the Benefits The workshop will explore strategies that go beyond building a connection between teachers, the school and individual parents and extend to the establishing of a constructive relationship with the parent community as a group. This approach allows for the opportunity to build support for school initiatives and a framework for responding to issues and group concerns.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 2

ALAN NOVEMBER (Technology) Student as Contributor: Digital Learning Farm Before tractors and combines, 80% of the population was involved in farming and children made a vital contribution to the family with real chores. While technology eventually eroded the meaningful work of children, we have enough technology today to restore the dignity of real work in school. All of our students can use collaborative online tools and research and global communications skills to add value to the learning community. These contributions include: Curriculum Review Team, Tutorial Creation/Organizing/Design Team, Global Communication Team, Official Scribes, Resource Finders, and Technical Editors.

PACIFIC Ballroom 3

ROXY PESTELLO (Governance) Creating Positive Board/Administration Relationships This session will show you a proven way to start your board and administration working together effectively and provide guidelines for continued success.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 7

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Monday, November 3, 2008 Session 3 continued 9:45-11:00

Room

JOSH RECKORD / ANDREW HOOVER / BILL KENTTA (Leadership) Where Are We? You can’t change what you are doing organizationally without first being clear about where you are. This workshop explores tools for assessing where you are individually, and as a group, when you consider changes in direction and the demands for increased organizational capacity. This session will be tool and technique rich. Topics include the development of assessments, surveys, the power of developing narratives, and organizational story telling.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 6

ROB RISCH (Leadership) On the Move: Transition Programs in EARCOS schools This workshop will summarize research from my doctoral dissertation on TCKs and the results from my investigation. The purpose of this investigation was to survey international schools in the EARCOS region to determine the extent to which transition programs exist in these schools and to describe the characteristics of these programs.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 1

PHIL STROUP (Development) Evaluating Your Strategic Marketing Plan International schools are a business. Like any successful business, a Strategic Marketing Plan (SMP) implementing the right goals and metrics will ensure full enrollment and provide the foundation for successful fundraising. Research on customers, market forces and understanding the role of logic and emotion, key influencers and how to conduct the all important tour and close will be explored. With data and careful analysis, school leaders will be able to make informed decisions to effectively market your school to families and donors.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 5

(All Discipline) BERNADETTE VAN HOUTEN The Adolescent Expat (Part 1) Parents experience concerns regarding the benefits and consequences of expatriation for their adolescent children. We will discuss various psycho-social questions which vary according to cultural background and host-country context. We will evaluate strategies which could be implemented by the international school and specific advice which can be given to parents.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 8

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Monday, November 3, 2008 Session 4 11:10-12:25

20

Room

PHOEBE BARASH (Leadership) An Introductory Look at Conflict Management: Building Relationships (Part 1) Educators face a variety of conflicts on a daily basis. The purpose of this workshop is to build upon skills that each participant already possesses. Building on skills already in the ‘toolbox’, opening up communication and adding new tools each individual will be challenged to confront conflict creatively. Focus will be on building a common language around conflict resolution, basic conflict management skills , conflict triggers, skills needed to facilitate difficult meetings, building and improving relationships. This will be accomplished introduction to basic conflict theory, role plays, and collaborative problem solving.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 9

KAREN BURKE (All Discipline/Curriculum) Brain Based Learning: Promising Practices for Addressing School Issues (Part 1) Decades of research on brain-based learning, differentiation, and learning styles has impacted education and schools across the world and continues to reach new educators annually. This session will include research-based suggestions for addressing practical school issues such as at-risk students, assessment, homework, honor codes, talent development, time-of-day preferences, counseling and cultural issues.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 4

(Leadership) BILL GERRITZ / TOM BAKER Teacher Development and Appraisal in International Schools: What Seems to Work (Part 2) Tom and Bill will share work in progress aimed at improving teacher development and appraisal. The emphasis will be on practical, day-to-day approaches rather than programs or theories. The two sessions are sequential. Participants should leave the sessions with useful practices for their own schools.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 7

(All Discipline) LINDA KIISK Green Schools in a Brown Landscape (Part 2) This double session introduces attendees to the concept of green schools. Case Studies of green schools in Wyoming and Colorado are presented first half of the session. In the second half, attendees are invited to bring examples of schools in their respective regions. We will work in teams to explore ways to modify building sites, design and construction to improve energy and environmental efficiency. (Bring site plans, floor plans and photos.)

PACIFIC Function Rm. 10

DENNIS LARKIN / LYNNE COLEMAN (Leadership) Using Critical Friends to Build Capacity in Schools Critical Friends approaches offer a variety of professional development strategies for focusing on students’ learning and facilitating teacher collaboration. This two-part workshop will raise participants’ awareness of the power of Critical Friends approaches to build capacity and focus the work of schools on teaching and learning. The goal is to introduce the elements of Critical Friends Groups (CFGs) as professional development pedagogy and to give participants an opportunity to participate in some of components of CFGs in a practical setting.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 6

WILLIAM LISHMAN Learning from the Birds in 3 Dimensions A journey through human flight and how we learned from the birds.

PACIFIC Ballroom 1 & 2

(All Discipline)

(Technology) ALAN NOVEMBER Leadership: Managing the Transition This workshop outlines essential skills for leadership, and offers practical guidelines and creative solutions for building accountability into the planning process. Articulating vision and mission, managing change, and aligning technology to primary goals are emphasized. A shift in planning from technology to the quality and application of information and communication is a critical next step.

PACIFIC Ballroom 3

ROBERT PANGRAZI (All Discipline) A New Focus: Active and Healthy Schools The Gopher Active and Healthy School Program is designed to focus on authentic outcomes for wellness, specifically increased physical activity, healthy eating habits, and sun safety. Evidence will be offered to support this rationale for a new approach to physical education.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 2

PHIL STROUP (Development) Assessing Your International School’s Fundraising Readiness Participants will learn key elements of feasibility studies used to determine a school’s readiness for fundraising. International schools require unique approaches that incorporate marketing principles. Western-style philanthropy or a culture of giving is less well-established and generally not synonymous with private international schools. This session will help you appraise your school’s readiness to determine if and what type of fund-raising could make sense for your school. Fundraising is not for every school; learn how to make an informed decision to ensure reasonable success.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 5

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Monday, November 3, 2008 Session 4 continued 11:10-12:25

12:30-13:45

Room

BERNADETTE VAN HOUTEN (All Discipline) The Adolescent Expat (Part 2) Parents experience concerns regarding the benefits and consequences of expatriation for their adolescent children. We will discuss various psycho-social questions which vary according to cultural background and host-country context. We will evaluate strategies which could be implemented by the international school and specific advice which can be given to parents.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 8

JANET WEBSTER (Leadership) Biting the Bullet – A Hard-Headed Look at the Way Forward In this session, we will explore the big picture of special education and what administrators need to think about before plunging in. We’ll look at how to establish what needs are currently served by your school and what needs you can (and want) to serve. We’ll look at how different aspects of a school (philosophy, policies, admissions, identification procedures, instructional programs etc.) need to be aligned so diversity may be better addressed.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 1

DEB WELCH (Leadership) The Wise Use of Data to Improve Learning: An Introduction Our international schools abound with data, yet what do we do with it? What data is worth the time to collect and analyze? How can administrators be efficient in the preparation of data in order to give teams the most time for meaningful analysis? In this session, you will learn what data to collect as an international school and how to collect it, gain ideas for displaying data so that it is useful for teachers, administrators and boards, and explore different approaches for disagregations that yield insights.

HIBISCUS GARDEN

Session 5 PHOEBE BARASH (Leadership) An Introductory Look at Conflict Management: Building Relationships (Part 2) Educators face a variety of conflicts on a daily basis. The purpose of this workshop is to build upon skills that each participant already possesses. Building on skills already in the ‘toolbox’, opening up communication and adding new tools each individual will be challenged to confront conflict creatively. Focus will be on building a common language around conflict resolution, basic conflict management skills , conflict triggers, skills needed to facilitate difficult meetings, building and improving relationships. This will be accomplished introduction to basic conflict theory, role plays, and collaborative problem solving.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 9

KAREN BURKE (All Discipline/Curriculum) Brain Based Learning: Promising Practices for Addressing School Issues (Part 2) Decades of research on brain-based learning, differentiation, and learning styles has impacted education and schools across the world and continues to reach new educators annually. This session will include research-based suggestions for addressing practical school issues such as at-risk students, assessment, homework, honor codes, talent development, time-of-day preferences, counseling and cultural issues.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 4

(Curriculum) KATHY DAULTON How to Get Things Done: Annual School-wide Action Plans How to choose annual school-wide tasks, write action plans for each, accomplish them, report on progress, and use the results to enhance the image of the school and communicate changes to current and prospective families, faculty, and even accreditation agencies.

PACIFIC Ballroom 3

ELSA LAMB (Leadership) A Differentiated Approach to Teacher Appraisal A model will be presented that provides teachers with a choice of how they will be evaluated, and allows them to participate actively in the appraisal process. This standards based model also empowers teachers to utilize the process as a tool for learning, and contributes to a collaborative teacher/administrator relationship.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 6

DEANNE MAGNUSSON (Leadership) Leadership for Secondary School Reform: Small School Communities of Learning Based on research findings on how students best learn, and to prepare students with the requisite knowledge and skills for a 21st century and global society, it has been suggested by prominent researchers and education experts that secondary schools be “recultured” into small school communities of learning. Characteristics of effective leadership, and innovative examples of successful small secondary school learning communities will be emphasized.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 10

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Monday, November 3, 2008 Session 5 continued 12:30-13:45

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MAGGIE MOON (Curriculum) Building Capacity from Within – A Literacy Coach Can Make a World of Difference This workshop will guide in the development of elementary school “Literacy Coach.” When teachers have help coordinating reading and writing instruction, as well as someone to lead study groups and encourage grade level collaboration, instruction improves immensely. This workshop will also provide a basic background of Reading and Writing Workshops in grades K-5.

PACIFIC Ballroom 1 & 2

ANDY PAGE-SMITH / MERRIS PAGE-SMITH (Leadership) Supporting and Developing A Learning Culture: Leadership and Teaming How effectively is your school supporting and developing teamwork? What should this look like and how can it be developed? Do you encourage a ’learning culture’ within your school through the building of teams? This workshop will consider both the theory of, and applications for the development of an effective teaming culture within your school environment with the aim of supporting ongoing professional growth and learning. How do you develop a learning culture in your school through the building of teams? “The best way to improve schools is to develop the people within them...” (Anne Conzemius & Jan O’Neill, 2002). Collaboration and teamwork is the foundation for continuous improvement in any institution. Consider focus, reflection, collaboration and leadership as integral components of a healthy learning environment. Review what a learning community is, what a team is, and discuss the five major dysfunction of teams and how to overcome them. Finally, complete a school “health check” and team member assessment to determine how effectively you currently operate within your school community.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 2

ROXY PESTELLO (All Discipline/Leadership) The Power of Positive Relationships One of your most important tasks in your organization is to create an atmosphere of trust and integrity. To do that, you must focus on and create positive relationships. This interactive session will demonstrate how to do that effectively.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 8

KRISTA SLADE / MATT WILCE (Development) Social Network Primer: Making Effective Use of Social Web for Advancement Did your communication office just get comfortable sending HTML newsletters? Well, there is something new headed your way with Web 2.0. From the basics to beyond, this session takes a complete look at how the emergence of Web-based social networks is affecting international/independent school communication. Specifically, learn about one school’s efforts to get ahead by leveraging these sites to improve interaction with young alumni and prospective students. Facebook, MySpace, Ning, Linked IN, H3, and more... slots of data and information you can use right away.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 5

(Technology) JEFF UTECHT The New Web: Why International Students Are Ahead of the Technology Curve International students use the web, due in part to the fact they move and relocate frequently. This session will explore the tools students are using today on the web and discuss how our schools can take advantage of these tools to communicate and engage students in the learning process.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 7

JANET WEBSTER (Leadership) Standards for Special Education Services This session will focus on standards in service delivery to students with special educational needs. We will examine current standards required by accreditation agencies and also look at generally accepted standards in the field. All aspects of special education services will be considered including admissions, service delivery models, teacher training and experience, paraprofessionals and the role of regular educators. Participants will leave with a lens through which to view services in their own school.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 1

DEB WELCH (Leadership) The Wise Use of Data to Improve Learning: Data Analysis Cycle The group assembles at the table to analyze significant data about learning in your school. You’ve constructed the graphs and disaggregated it in multiple ways. Individuals stare at the charts and look at you for some direction. What do you do now? How can you move a group to go beyond the numbers and actually dig deeper at the causes of some pesky learning problems? How can the analysis of data reach the level of impacting classroom practice? In this session you will Experience questions that help groups offer predictions and capture observations about data, learn how to probe deeper for root causes to generate theories of causation, provide rationale for verifying explanations with other data, and obtain strategies for moving a group to action

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008 3rd Day of Conference 06:45-07:45

8:00-8:15

8:15-9:30

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Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools AAIE / AISH Breakfast Gathering Update including Progress on the Recruiting Task Force Hosted by TIM CARR & ELSA LAMB

PACIFIC Function Rm. 8

Opening Remarks/ Announcements

PACIFIC Grand Ballroom

Introduction to Speaker: Mark Yaxley

PACIFIC Grand Ballroom

Morning greetings by Larry Jones, EARCOS Board

Keynote Address

Sponsored by STUDYWIZ

by Etech Group

William Lishman The Gift of Learning Disabilities Bill Lishman reviews how colour blindness and a learning disability led him to becoming a renown wildlife sculptor pioneer ultralight aviator and an innovative architect giving new insight into problem solving team building and creative thinking. Included are inspirational visuals and stories taking us through many of his career highlights. Biography: William (Bill) Lishman M.S.M., is a world renowned artist in many media. His works include award-winning documentary films and numerous works of public art, and his best selling autobiography inspired the Columbia Pictures hit film Fly Away Home. He was a pioneer in ultralight aviation and initiated the use of ultralight aircraft in establishing new migration routes for precocial birds. He is co-founder and chair emeritus of Operation Migration which has played the key role in establishing a back up flock of endangered Whooping cranes. Bills current passion is Air First Aid, a unique plan for a first response supply system for victims of natural disasters. Bill has received numerous awards including the Odyssey of the Mind’s prestigious Creativity Award, The Canadian Meritorious Service Medal and the US National Wildlife Federation Conservation award. In June of 2008, he recieved an honorary doctorate from the University of Ontario.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Session 6 10:00-11:15

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JARIK CONRAD (Leadership) The Missing Link: Emotional Intelligence in Schools (Part 1) Emotional intelligence, the ability to recognize and manage one’s emotions while simultaneously understanding and influencing the emotions of others is an essential skill for the global citizen. New research results suggest emotional intelligence training improves student outcomes such as cooperation, empathy, responsibility and commitment to fairness.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 10

JOHN JOSEPH (All Discipline) What’s Your Style? – Learning Styles with the Brain in Mind Using John Joseph‘s Information Processing Model, this 75 minute session examines the ways the brain processes information and explains how to construct learning episodes that utilise the talents and styles of every student in your class. John will explain the CD-Rom assessment tool and accompanying manual he has developed which characterises individuals in light of the latest findings into brain research and learning. At the core of this tool is an extensive questionnaire for students and teachers. The result is a plot of the user’s profile, which can be saved and exported. Teachers can use the tool to build a comprehensive view of students’ strengths and weaknesses, and to plan lesson methodologies to reach every student. Teachers can also assess their own teaching style and can map it against a group of students for comparison. Students can plot career paths based on their styles. This is an engaging, interactive and highly educative tool. The key topics presented are; information processing model; assessing learning styles; assessing teaching styles; and programming and planning with learning styles in mind. Take this session and enjoy bringing the world of Learning Styles to every student in your class.

PACIFIC Ballroom 3

BILL KENTTA / KEVIN BAKER / ANDREW HOOVER / JOSH RECKORD (Leadership) Dealing With Behaviors That Push Our Hot Buttons (Part 1) This session will focus on strategies and techniques to counteract individual and group behaviors that aggravate our sensibilities: people who come late to meetings...who dominate discussions ... who do not participate...who makes us angry or agitated. We will start by identifying what triggers our hot buttons, share those identified by EARCOS participants during the past four years, and discuss remedies for moving beyond social breakdowns to successful breakthroughs.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 6

(All Discipline) LINDA KIISK Space, Culture and Learning Style: A Visual Evolution This session examines the divergent styles of the brain’s architecture. The presenter, an artist and architect from Wyoming, outlines a history of the development of the brain and demonstrates how the visual center of the brain influences our responses to one another and the environment.

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WILLIAM LISHMAN (All Discipline) An Exploration of Finding Ones Most Important Strength This will be an exploration of methods of finding ones core strengths through examples and personal experiences. We will explore going back to childhood and finding those inborn strengths and then translating them into adult careers.

PACIFIC Ballroom 1 & 2

ROXY PESTELLO (Leadership) Leadership Transition that Works (Part 1) Schools constantly change principals, heads and other leaders in the organization. The time it takes staff to adjust to a new leader often results in lost of effectiveness, efficiency and conflicts in the operation of the school. This interactive session will show you how to maximize a positive transition.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 8

BLAIR PETERSON (Leadership) Leadership for the 21st Century: Awakening to School 2.0 Administrators in today’s 21st century schools have to be visionaries, change agents, modelers, educational leaders, and managers. Learn more about each of these roles and acquire resources that will support your professional growth as a 21st century leader. For more information visit http://principalsoffuture.wetpaint.com/

PACIFIC Function Rm. 9

LINDA SILLS (All Discipline) EARCOS Global Initiatives-Global Issues Network Conference Beijing to Bangkok EARCOS’s Strategic Plan guides us into the embracing of many GLOBAL initiatives. These sessions will provide an update on all of the efforts in place and plans. A look at the Global Citizen Award and how it continues to evolve and its impact. You will be treated to an insightful look at the inaugural EARCOS GIN Conference in Beijing. Through the use of video, you will be able ”to attend” this amazing event. A panel of school leaders who attended will be asked to give their thoughts/impressions and answer questions. A Virtual connection with students who attended will also allow for first hand and salient information. Then you will be provided with an exciting preview of this year’s conference in Bangkok. Plenty of time for questions will be provided. Mentors for the presentation are Tim Carr and Rena Mirkin.

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ANN STRAUB (Leadership) Leadership for Learning: Tools and Strategies for a Collaborative Focus on Learning (Part 1) Learning leaders, whether they are appointed school administrators, department heads and team leaders or informal teacher leaders, need an understanding of their role in a school, what collaboration for learning looks like and what skills and strategies are required to achieve this in their team, department or school. Part 1 of this two session workshop will focus on the traits and role of effective school learning leaders, and the development of learning focused teams.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 2

TIM STUART (Leadership) The 3R’s of International Education This workshop considers how to create a positive learning and growth environment for international school children by developing the three R’s: Rigour, Relevance & Relationship. Together, we will explore the research and anecdotal evidence supporting this theory as well as practical ways to implement, foster, and evaluate these factors in our schools.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 5

JEFF UTECHT (Technology) The New Web: The Changing Nature of Communication How do you communicate? How should you communicate? How are parents and students expecting you to communicate? The Internet allows schools to communicate in a variety of ways. This presentation demonstrates and discusses the different ways schools can harness the power of the internet to communicate with their school communities.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 7

(Leadership) JANET WEBSTER When Academics is not Enough – The New Reality in Special Education Many students requiring special education services need more than extra help in academic subjects. An increasing number of students in international schools have deficits in such areas as social interaction, pragmatic language skills and executive function skills. Without sustained and intensive intervention in these areas, no amount of academics will prepare them for life after school. In this session, we will look at these areas of deficits and examine the impact of this growing group of students on international schools. Guidelines for assisting schools to respond are proposed.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 1

Session 7 JARIK CONRAD (Leadership) The Missing Link: Emotional Intelligence in Schools (Part 2) Emotional intelligence, the ability to recognize and manage one’s emotions while simultaneously understanding and influencing the emotions of others is an essential skill for the global citizen. New research results suggest emotional intelligence training improves student outcomes such as cooperation, empathy, responsibility and commitment to fairness.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 10

(All Discipline) RALPH DAVISON Retirement: How Can We Do It Well? Recent research has shown that more than half of the heads currently leading independent and international schools plan to retire in the next few years. But will they retire well? This workshop explores some of the questions that heads often do not consider about life after the headship, but should!

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TOM HAWKINS / DALE COX / MARK HILLMAN (Leadership) Disciplined Thought (planning for the near and long-term) The International School of Beijing has created a model for successful school development based on the work of Jim Collins’ Good to Great in the Social Sector. This session is intended for board members, heads and principals charged with thinking strategically about the school. Strategic planning, operational planning, and futures planning will be highlighted in this session.

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BILL KENTTA / KEVIN BAKER / ANDREW HOOVER / JOSH RECKORD (Leadership) Dealing with Behaviors that Push Our Hot Buttons (Part 2) This session will focus on strategies and techniques to counteract individual and group behaviors that aggravate our sensibilities: people who come late to meetings...who dominate discussions ... who do not participate...who makes us angry or agitated. We will start by identifying what triggers our hot buttons, share those identified by EARCOS participants during the past four years and discuss remedies for moving beyond social breakdowns to successful breakthroughs.

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(All Discipline/Technology) JORGE NELSON / RON MONTGOMERY It is 2010 – what now? An exploration of state-of-the-affordable-art sustainable information and communication technologies supporting myriad areas for effective 21st century education: constructional assembly of relevant, project-based, rigorous curriculum, leveraging affordable instantaneous global communication and collaboration, reinforcing appropriate behaviors for successful online learning, rethinking human resources and recruitment strategies, getting parental buy in for Learning 2.0, etc.

PACIFIC Ballroom 1 & 2

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ROXY PESTELLO (Leadership) Leadership Transition that Works (Part 2) Schools constantly change principals, heads and other leaders in the organization. The time it takes staff to adjust to a new leader often results in lost of effectiveness, efficiency and conflicts in the operation of the school. This interactive session will show you how to maximize a positive transition.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 8

ANN STRAUB (Leadership) Leadership for Learning: Tools and Strategies for A Collaborative Focus on Learning (Part 2) Learning leaders, whether they are appointed school administrators, department heads and team leaders or informal teacher leaders, need an understanding of their role in a school, what collaboration for learning looks like and what skills and strategies are required to achieve this in their team, department or school. Session 2 of this two part workshop will focus on the tasks of a learning focused team including learning focused agendas, and protocols for looking at student work and learning data.

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PHIL STROUP (Development) Staff Resistance to Marketing and Fundraising Efforts – Strategies to Overcome Many educators are not trained or prepared for their role in marketing an international school. Staff (certified and classified) who are reluctant to fulfill their role in marketing often turn opportunity into disaster and unknowingly undermine efforts. In this session, participants will explore professional development approaches to overcome staff resistance and how to ensure that cohesive and positive messages are communicated to the community by all staff - implications for the inquiry-to-close process, school tours, webpage standards and parent relations will better prepare staff to understand and perform their role.

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(Technology) JEFF UTECHT The New Web: Building a Positive School Profile In today’s fast paced information world, trying to stay ahead of our students in the web space can be difficult, but at the same time a necessity for our schools today. Your school’s web presence is at risk if you are not actively controlling it. Come learn how and why you need to control your school’s web presence.

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DEB WELCH (Leadership) The Wise Use of Data to Improve Learning: Protocols and Strategies By analyzing meaningful student performance data, the potential of collaborative teams can be unleashed so that classroom practices improve. What are some proven protocols for teams to use for different purposes? What protocols could assist departments and grade level teams for looking at common assessment data, IB scores, and other significant classroom assessments? In addition, what strategies might be helpful for Boards to utilize when analyzing school improvement data? In this session you will: acquire facilitative strategies for teams to analyze data to build a shared understanding of what can be done to improve learning, practice using protocols for international school data and debrief on the knowledge and skills required for the process to be most effective.

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FRED WESSON / SUSIE HEINRICH-JABAL (All Discipline) That was Then, This is Now; How the Klingenstein Program Shapes International School Leaders The Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University was the first program to professionalize independent school leadership. Two leaders who have benefited from the Center’s offerings reflect on their experiences in programs that offered the best available educational and leadership literature under the direction of prominent education experts, talented professors, and master teachers.

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JON ZURFLUH (Leadership) Data based initiatives – Schools Interoperability Framework, Dashboards, and Collaboration This is a brief introduction to the trends in student information systems and a methodology for thinking about transactional data collection to determine local and regional trends. This is not a technology based discussion, but is focused on leaders so that you can converse comfortably with your technology support staff in achieving data goals within and beyond your organization. This discussion is not platform or software specific and will focus instead on what research is telling us about the use of trend oriented data in action research style decision making.

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LUNCH

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Special Session: Associate Members Presentation (box lunch provided) 12:45-13:45

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ACER Presenters: ADELE BUTLER / GLENDA ROBERTSON Title: An Overview of Services Offered to Schools by the Australian Council for Educational Research ACER works with governments across the world to build capacity and assist in improving outcomes for schools. This workshop will highlight some of ACER’s key research and available services.

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American Public University System Presenter: CINDY EMMANS Topic: Online Professional Development Title: Meeting WASC Requirements for Staff Development via Online Education Administrators and teachers can take classes to earn credits and advanced degrees from accredited institutions that are totally online. This presentation explores the best options for international school educators in terms of quality, flexibility, and price. These courses can be an integral part of your WASC self study demonstrating that your school has plans to provide ongoing professional development that supports student learning.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 1

Better Chinese Presenter: JAMES LIN Topic: Implementing Articulated K-12 Mandarin Programs in International Schools Title: Strategies for Implementing a Successful K-12 Mandarin Program This workshop will demonstrate how the Better Chinese curriculum can motivate students to learn Chinese and extend that learning beyond the classroom. The presenters will brainstorm challenges that teachers face in their Mandarin classrooms today, and how those problems can be addressed with story-based and student-centered curricular materials.

PACIFIC Ballroom 3

Book Promotion & Sevices Co. Ltd. Presenter: ESAT UGURLU Topic: Technological Developments on K-12 Online Educational Products Title: An Overview of Recent Developments in K-12 Online Learning Tools This workshop aims to educate the audience on new technological developments in K-12 educational products. Some of the products we are going to demonstrate and discuss include: Turnitin-the plagiarism prevention solution, Riverdeep-Destination series, and World Book Web-online reference products.

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Finalsite Presenter: CLIVE UNGLESS Topic: Finalsite Web Software and Solutions for International Schools Title: Websites, Portals, and Data – Challenges and Best Practices This talk will look at a number of the challenges and possibilities involved for schools in providing dynamic websites with rich content, timely updates, effective constituent portals, and robust data flow. There will be a review and demonstration of some best practices and time for discussion of various solutions and applications.

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Follett International Presenters: TIM RAMSEY / TIM DONLAN Topic: School Resource Management Title: Maximizing Your ROI with Follett International’s Destiny Resource and Textbook Management Solutions Interested in learning how schools around the world are successfully reducing their resource expenditures each year? This informative session will demonstrate how Follett International’s browser-based, Destiny Resource Management solutions can centrally manage library materials, textbooks, instructional media and other critical assets. Learn how Destiny can help your school reduce redundant purchasing, ensure resource availability, simplify reporting and enable accountability across your school or district. With budgets stretched to the maximum and growing demands for reporting and accountability, more and more school administrators around the World have implemented Destiny and have partnered with Follett International to help them improve operational efficiencies that will help enhance the teaching and learning experience within their school.

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Lehigh International Prensenters: DR. ALEXANDER WEISMANN / DR. ARPANA INMAN Topic: Globalizing and Leadership Educational Leaders Title: Globalizing Educational Leaders: What You Need to Know and Do This workshop will examine current trends in leadership in general and then focus on leadership and schooling and identify competencies needed to oversee international schools today. Participants will interact in a participatory fish bowl exercise to engage members to discuss key issues around leading schools.

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NOVA Southeastern University Presenters: DR. ANTHONY J. DENAPOLI / DR. VANAJA NETHI Topic: A Professional Development Opportunity for Administrators and Teachers in EARCOS Schools Title: Blended Learning: A Growing Trend in Graduate Programs for Working Professionals Discusses online learning, its strengths and limitations using the Nova Southeastern University doctoral program in education as an example. Participants then examine the ‘applied research’ concept as a tool that can serve both the needs of the school in providing meaningful information and the individual in achieving academic advancement.

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PEARSON Presenter: YVONNE TAVARES LOH Topic : Math Solutions for Your School Title: Pearson’s K-12 NSF-funded Math Programs Schools today need a wide range of solutions and resources to ensure their students receive a top-quality education. Pearson provides 3 investigative math programs to deepen students’ mathematical understanding. Learn about Investigations, Connected Mathematics 2 (CMP2) and CME Project.

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PRONIN International Presenter: NICK PRONIN Topic: Sourcing Books and Material Title: Moving to the Next Level of International School Resourcing Outlining the latest advances in providing books and materials for international schools in the EARCOS region, including new consolidated web support. Schools in this region can save time and money by using this option.

PACIFIC Ballroom 1 & 2

PACE Education Presenter: PAUL CABRELLI Topic: Compensation Packages in Asia. Faculty and Administrator Salaries and Benefits Reviews- a Comparison of Latest Trends Across International Schools in Asia and further afield. Title: Faculty and Administrator Compensation in Asia. Find out the latest buzz. Struggling to fill those key posts? Inundated with applications? Paying too much? Too little? Just right? All international schools must ensure that their compensation packages permit the school to employ and retain high quality faculty and administrators. Find out some of the latest trends in compensation packages for teachers and administrators in Asia.

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REDIKER Software Presenter: RICHARD REDIKER Topic: Technology and Innovation in School Administrative Software Title: Invest in Your School’s Future: Put Technology to Work for You Discover how technology is bringing schools to a higher level. Families and staff connect to your school securely to collaborate and improve education. Great-looking report cards in multiple languages and electronic portfolios enhance the school’s image and increase communication. Learn about advances in schedule building, hand-held devices, integrated e-mail, an electronic teacher evaluator, a comprehensive admissions system, and an accounting program with dual currency capability!

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International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) The ISA is an assessment program specifically designed to measure the skills of international school students, from grades 3–10, in mathematical literacy, reading and writing. In 2007–8 more than 37,000 students participated from 218 international schools in 79 countries. ‘ISA became one of the most valuable indicators for the Board of the Moscow Economic School of our students’ development. Now ISA is compulsory for all the MES students. We also built the ISA results into the MES teacher’s appraisal system. We are really happy that ISA became a very important part of our professional life.’ Yuri Shamilov, President, Moscow Economic School ‘The ISA has become an important external measure of our school’s performance and is part of our strategic measurable objectives. The design of the ISA and its focus on literacy and processes is also a valuable indicator of our learner qualities such as problem solvers.’

For m moree information informa about abo thee ISA pleasse visiit: www.acer.edu.au/isa To register registe yourr school sch simply si ply vis visit: www.acer.edu.au/isaregister

Mark Jenkins, Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator Jakarta International School

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Session 8 13:45-15:00

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PHOEBE BARASH (Leadership) The Respectful School: Intervening When Faced with Incidents of Bullying Research confirms: adult presence, the most important deterrent to bullying. Intervening isn’t always comfortable. It takes empathy, courage, and comfort with language. A short introduction of educator’s legal responsibilities in the US will act as a framework. Participants will look at: what to do, and words to use. The workshop includes small group discussion and role plays.

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MARILYN GEORGE / MARGARET ALVAREZ / EVA KAMPITS / WANG YAN (Accreditation) Four Parties Accreditation: NCCT/CIS/NEASC/WASC This brief session will provide an overview of the international and Chinese accreditation streamlined process that allows for a seamless accreditation process with joint self-studies and team visits and provides for multiple awards of accreditation from various associations that include NCCT, CIS, NEASC, and WASC. The workshop is for Heads and representatives from schools interested in learning about joint accreditation of NCCT and one or more of the international accreditation agencies.

PACIFIC Ballroom 1 & 2

DENNIS HARTER (Technology/Leadership) Looking for Learning in 21st Century Classrooms As classrooms include more technology, like projectors, SmartBoards, and laptops, how do we recognize best practice when looking for learning? In a constantly changing landscape of technology, what new assessment tools do supervisors need to ensure that they are effectively developing their staff? Come with questions, leave with answers.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 8

(Leadership) DOUG HELGESON / ANDY DAVIES Substance Abuse Prevention Ideas for International Schools Doug Helgeson and Andy Davies will describe the main aspects of the Substance Abuse Prevention Program at International School Bangkok: hair testing, the Health curriculum, Freedom from Chemical Dependency workshops, selection of students for testing, disciplinary measures, and follow-up counseling. Participants will then be asked to share methods used at their schools.

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JOHN JOSEPH (All Discipline/Curriculum) Learning in the Emotional Rooms – How to Create Classrooms that are Uplifting for the Spirit (Part 1) There is little doubt that emotional smartness is a critical skill for successful living. The Emotional Rooms Model is arguably John Joseph’s finest work. The Model provides a conceptual framework and language to assist teachers and their students in establishing common ground for productive working relationships. The presentation focuses also on the building of resilience in students and teachers alike, as well as highlighting and developing key emotional skills and understandings. This inspiring workshop is based on John Joseph’s new book: Learning in the Emotional Rooms – How to create classrooms that are uplifting for the spirit.

PACIFIC Ballroom 3

LINDA KIISK (All Discipline) Aligning Habitats With the Architecture of the Brain As a continuation of the first session on visual brain differences, the presenter demonstrates how the architecture of our brains must be aligned with the architecture we inhabit. The implication is that the shape of our living and learning environments impacts the quality of our mental, physical and spiritual health.

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STEVE MEADE / SUSIE HEINRICH-JABAL (Curriculum) Standards-based Assessment and Reporting: The Exciting, The Challenging and The Muddy! Standards-Based Assessment and Reporting (SBAR) transforms learning for students and teaching and assessment for teachers. But how do you get going and how do you get ahead? Steve and Susie have gotten down and dirty with standards-based assessment and reporting and want to share their journey. This practical, hands-on session will walk you through the process, challenges and insights that Jakarta International School and Hong Kong International School faculty, students and parents have experienced.

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ROBERT PANGRAZI (Leadership) Active and Healthy Schools: A New Vision for Accountability The NASPE outcomes for physical education, which include physical fitness and skill development, have long been used as measures for program success. These goals have not been achieved by schools: such goals are inappropriate for evaluating physical education program. A new vision for establishing achievable and meaningful goals will be presented.

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JOSH RECKORD / ANDREW HOOVER / BILL KENTTA (Leadership) Team Tune-up We use teams to describe work groups throughout our organization. This workshop looks at the tools, tips and techniques for getting the most out of teams--a powerful organizational workhorse for helping organizations operate at increased capacity. The workshops will be resource rich and an opportunity to explore examples of team improvement strategies.

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ANDREW TORRIS / AMANDA DE CARDY (Technology) Moving from Principal’s Epistles to Podcasts and Blogs with Style The use of web-based communications has swept modern culture. In many schools tool such as Wikis, Blogs, Skype, Vodcasts/ podcasts and YouTube/TeacherTube are replacing the monthly principal’s newsletter. This workshop will give the participants an understanding of each of these tools, and will focus on HOW to use these tools using design and communications techniques. Learn how to make the web work for you, not you working for it!

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DEB WELCH (Leadership) The Wise Use of Data to Improve Learning: Goal Setting Goals to improve student learning provide a purpose for teachers to collaborate. Establishing a specific and measurable goal creates a focus for a team and promotes dialogue that will truly impact learning. Yet what does a well-written goal look like? In what ways can the wise use of data guide the drafting of the goal and be used to measure progress? How can teams write action plans that emphasize what to do instructionally? In this session you will: analyze examples of team goals from international schools that are specific and measurable, obtain tools that give structure to the writing of goals and foster meaningful professional conversations. Explore the link between team goals, your school’s vision and mission, and school improvement.

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JON ZURFLUH (Leadership) Technology Trends and Leadership – Building Momentum This presentation is a discussion around leadership and the foundation of technology initiatives. We’ll look at core concepts and incorporate the work of leaders in the field. Consistent with both research and international trends, we’ll examine your own beliefs about technology and leadership and present some tools and resources that you can easily deploy to move your organizations down critical paths. Familiarity with Jim Collins book Good to Great and his concept of “Technology Accelerators” will give you a sense of this session. This session is about generating collaborative dialog on this most compelling topic.

PACIFIC Function Rm. 7

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APAC Head of Schools / Athletic Directors’ Meeting

MAGELLAN Meeting Rm. 2

15:00-15:30

TEA & COFFEE BREAK

13:45-15:00

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Session 9 15:30-16:45

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PHOEBE BARASH (Leadership) THE NEW TEACHER: Implications for Learning in Building Relationships New year; teachers set the goal of building classroom communities through relationships. For a new conflict can happen, the goal gets derailed. New teacher attrition can be related to lack of pre-service in classroom management, conflict and behavior management. This workshop introduces strategies useful with new teachers in building community classrooms; maximizing the teaching/learning environment.

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RALPH DAVISON (Leadership) Balancing Your Life As A Head Of School Heads of School have extremely rewarding but demanding careers. They often serve as mentors and role models for hundreds or even thousands of people daily. And their days are long and complex. This workshop is designed to look at the complexities of this work and to explore ways a Head of School can balance his or her personal life and career.

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JUDITH GUY / EDWARD LAWLESS (Leadership) Snakes and Ladders: Pedagogical Leadership in International Schools This interactive presentation will review some of the common challenges faced by of international schools leaders and explore popular strategies for success. The presentation will specifically focus on key issues of school leadership such as: school philosophies and pedagogical implications; leadership models; developing a community of learners; and management of culturally diverse schools.

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CLAY HENSLEY (Leadership) Connecting the Global Generation: the Internationalization of College Board’s Members & Programs In a post-American world, higher education has developed into an international service. Increased emphasis is being placed on quality standards, world-class assessments, transnational recognition and global scope. This interactive session will provide a forum for educators to advise the College Board on how to better support the mission of EARCOS schools. We will address how the College Board’s membership and programs play a critical role within emerging dialogues about student readiness, mobility, and opportunity in an ever-flattening educational environment.

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JOHN JOSEPH (All Discipline) Learning in the Emotional Rooms – How to Create Classrooms that are Uplifting for the Spirit (Part 2) There is little doubt that emotional smartness is a critical skill for successful living. The Emotional Rooms Model is arguably John Joseph’s finest work. The Model provides a conceptual framework and language to assist teachers and their students in establishing common ground for productive working relationships. The presentation focuses also on the building of resilience in students and teachers alike, as well as highlighting and developing key emotional skills and understandings. This inspiring workshop is based on John Joseph’s new book: Learning in the Emotional Rooms – How to create classrooms that are uplifting for the spirit.

PACIFIC Ballroom 3

MAGGIE MOON (Curriculum) Literacy Coaching 101: Helping Teachers Identify Successful Strategies for Reading and Writing Workshop Instruction A Literacy Coach demonstrates best practices in reading and writing workshop instruction, as well as provides “in-the-moment-ofteaching” coaching. This workshop will describe the variety of ways a Literacy Coach can work with teachers, in order to develop state of the art literacy instruction across the elementary grades.

PACIFIC Ballroom 1 & 2

GREG SMITH / GREG CURTIS / DIRK KRAETZER / JIM KERRIGAN (Leadership) Disciplined Action (Development of Curriculum, Co-Curricular Programs and Budget) The International School of Beijing has created a model for successful school development based on the work of Jim Collins’ Good to Great in the Social Sector. This session is intended for Heads, Curriculum Directors, Athletic/Activities Directors, and Business Managers charged with developing disciplined plans and programs.

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KATHY STETSON (Leadership) Using Growth Data to Inform Instruction * Are assessment data for each student used to inform instruction? * Does your students’ academic growth guide program planning? Discover how computer-adaptive assessments, combined with reports and tools for using the data, enables educators, students and parents to monitor student growth over time and also inform program improvement efforts. NWEA, a non-profit organization, engages in ongoing, supportive relationships with partnering school districts and educational agencies internationally and throughout the United States.

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PHIL STROUP (Development) Customer Relations: More Important Than You Can Imagine How customer friendly is your international school? International schools make significant investment in resources for admissions, marketing, fund-raising, web sites, publications and efforts to generate an inquiry for admissions. Customer relations is a key influencer on school selection, impacts word-of-mouth (reputation) with key clients, loyalty and may sends unintended messages that undermine efforts to build enrollment and donor relationships. Participants will complete a self-assessment instrument which will help establish policy, practice and standards, policy and practice for your school. Implications for office staff, school tours, donor relations, and parent-teacher meetings will be presented.

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(Technology) JEFF UTECHT The New Web: An Administrator’s Guide The Administrator’s guide to the new web is designed to get you started using new web tools today to communicate with your school community. From podcasts, to blogging, to using twitter we’ll cover the latest and greatest tools for your school and send you back ready to get started communicating on the new web.

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(Leadership) BERNADETTE VAN HOUTEN Education in a Multilingual World This session will focus on dilemmas that international schools face when adopting or promoting mother-tongue instruction in a student population of diverse backgrounds and languages. We will also answer questions commonly asked by parents and teachers regarding the educational and emotional effects of multilingualism at home and for their children’s future.

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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 is the Associate Director of Accreditation Service for the Council of International Schools. She is currently based in Singapore. KEVIN BAKER Kevin Baker and his wife, Dee, began working in international education in 1988. Kevin has served as the High School Principal at SFS since the fall of 2003. His educational leadership experiences stretch across the U.S.A from Minnesota to California and Texas. Internationally, Kevin has served in Hong Kong and in Korea. Originally from Southern California, U.S.A, Kevin received his Bachelors degree from Concordia University, Nebraska, and his Masters degree in Education Administration from Washington State University. He is currently working on his Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. TOM BAKER Tom Baker has been an administrator at International School Bangkok for the past twelve years, nine years as Elementary School Co-principal and three years as Deputy Head of School of Learning. Prior to moving to Thailand, he was an elementary school principal for twelve years in Washington State. Tom holds an Executive Leadership & Washington Superintendent Certificate from City University of Seattle, a Masters degree in Educational Policy, Governance, and Administration from the University of Washington, and a Bachelors degree in Social Science Elementary Education from Whitworth College. Other overseas experience includes teaching posts in Helsinki, Finland and at International School Moshi in Tanzania. PHOEBE BARASH For 36 years, Phoebe Barash has worked in education as a teacher, administrator, and trainer. After leaving her position as a school administrator, she began her own business in mediation and conflict management. Areas of focus include: family/divorce mediation, special education mediation, group facilitation, training in conflict management. Experience in school gives Phoebe a unique window into what is important in the world of school and the pressures faced by school staff, children and families. Phoebe is Vermont certified school administrator and has been an adjunct faculty member at colleges in Vermont. She received her BS in Education from Wheelock College in 1972, her MA in Education from Western Carolina University in 1980 and her certificate in Mediation in 2001. She is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), Educator’s for Social Responsibility (ESR), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and the Vermont Mediator’s Association (VMA). ROBBIE BRIGGS Robbie Briggs, has been at ISBeijing since 2006, assuming the role of Board Chair in 2007. Robbie has served on several private school boards in the U.S., most recently as Chair of the Cambridge School of Dallas. Robbie’s passion for school improvement, community involvement, and inclusion of all is helpful in everything ISB is able to accomplish.

KAREN BURKE During the past 15 years, Dr. Karen Burke has been involved with research in learning styles ranging from the assessment of individual learning preferences to the determination of the effects of utilizing instructional strategies responsive to individual students’ learning-style strengths. Dr. Burke’s research with learning styles has extended to staff development programs conducted in the United States and more than 15 other countries. Learning Style: The Clue to You! (LS:CY), the learning-style assessment that she co-authored, currently is being utilized in various countries and throughout the United States. Dr. Burke is currently an associate professor in the Instructional Leadership Doctoral Program at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT. Her prior professional experiences include early childhood teacher, middle school math teacher, elementary administrator, and professor in undergraduate and graduate educational programs. LYNNE COLEMAN Lynne Coleman, who has been a curriculum and professional development coordinator at Shanghai American School since August 2006, has been a teacher and administrator for 33 years, 20 of them in international schools. Before accepting the position at SAS, Coleman taught English at the International School of Beijing, where she also worked with professional development and strategic planning for six years. Coleman moved to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she taught IB and AP English and publication classes at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. Prior to that, she taught AP English and the Abitur track at the John F. Kennedy Schule in Berlin, Germany. After nine years teaching in Lewiston Idaho, she began her work in international settings at Zweibrucken, Germany in a DoDDS school.

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Workshop Presenters JARIK CONRAD Dr. Conrad is President of the Conrad Consulting Group, LLC, which helps organizations solve complex people-related challenges. He has held senior positions with various Fortune 500 companies including transportation, retail, food and beverage, financial services, sports, chemicals, aerospace, and nonprofit companies. He received a Doctor of Education degree from University of North Florida, MBA and MILR degrees from Cornell University, and a BA from the University of Illinois. He is an adjunct professor at Jacksonville University and regularly teaches in the department of continuing education at the University of North Florida. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and International Federation for Professional Speakers (IFFPS). He has published his dissertation, The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Intercultural Sensitivity. He was also featured in The Master of Success with notable authors Ken Blanchard and Jack Canfield. DALE COX Dale Cox, has been at ISBeijing since 2006, serving as the Middle School Principal. Dale’s work with the strategic planning initiative at ISB has given him the opportunity to take the school-wide plans effectively into his division of the school. Dale has served as a middle level educator for 16 years, taught five years as an adjunct instructor for the University of Phoenix, and was president of the Mesa Association of School Administrators in Arizona in the United States. Dale is passionate about the Middle School and after 27 years in U.S. public schools, he has thrived here in his new setting at ISB. GREG CURTIS Has come to International School of Beijing this year from Zurich, Switzerland with 11 years in various capacities as a Director of Curriculum and Professional Development and Director of I.T. Greg’s expertise in curriculum development, IT strategic development, curriculum mapping and strategic/future vision have made him a frequent conference presenter and accreditation team member.

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Workshop Presenters KATHY DAULTON Kathy Daulton was most recently Director of Curriculum and Planning at the American School in Lima, Peru, where she coordinated the administrative team and faculty to implement their Strategic Plan and instructional programs. She is the author of A Model: International School Curriculum Management; How to move curriculum forward rather than in circles, which was published in 2007. Kathy is very familiar with the EARCOS region. She served as a curriculum coordinator both in the International School of Kuala Lumpur and Taipei American School. After leaving Asia, she became elementary school principal at the American School of Warsaw in Poland. Kathy takes a ‘big picture’ and practical view of curriculum development and management in her book and in her workshops, offering ways to systematically create effective, efficient, and sustainable curriculum over the life of the school, without running in circles. ANDY DAVIES Andy is currently the High School Principal at International School Bangkok. Prior to this, Andy lived and worked in the UK and Australia. Andy is completing his doctorate at the University of Bath, specializing in international education.

DR. RALPH DAVISON Dr. Ralph Davison is Senior Consultant for Carney, Sandoe and Associates, the largest US firm dedicated to teacher placement, executive search and strategic consulting services for Boards of Trustees and their schools worldwide. His consulting and search experience includes North America, Asia and Europe. He served as the Associate Headmaster of St. Anne’s-Belfield School (VA), the Assistant Headmaster of St. Stephen’s School (VA), and for 20 years as the Headmaster of Greensboro Day School (NC). He founded the Triad Association of Non-public Schools (NC), served as the President of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, served on the boards of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and currently serves on the Collegiate School (VA) Board of Trustees and the corporate board for Kindermusik International. He served on the local boards of First Union (one year as Chairman) and Wachovia Banks (1991-2005) and currently is a faculty member of the NAIS Financing Schools Institute. AMANDA DE CARDY Amanda DeCardy is a National Board of Professional Teachers Standards Certified teacher working as a Technology Integrationist at Shanghai American School, Pudong Campus. She has worked in international schools in China, Saudi Arabia and Japan, serving as a classroom teacher, a Professional Development Coordinator, an ATLAS Coordinator and most recently as Technology Integrationist. Ms. DeCardy has presented at EARCOS and NESA conferences and has taught graduate coursework through California State University-Northridge. She is a mother of two girls: Madeline, age five and Amelia, age one. Her writings can be found on her two blogs, www.sometechsense.com and www. maddiesminute.com TAMERA FILLINGER Tamera Fillinger, has been at ISBeijing since 2006, serving on the Board as the member of the Trustee Development Committee since 2007. Tamera’s background in law, China, and in working with non-profit organizations have given her the wisdom as well as the practical knowledge to help the Board make decisions in alignment with the principals Collins espouses for the social sector.

DR. GERALD FRY Gerald W. Fry is a Professor of International/Intercultural Education at the University of Minnesota. He holds a BA in economics from Stanford, a M.P.A. in Public and International Affairs from Princeton, and a Ph.D. in international development education from Stanford. He has spent approximately 15 years overseas working in diverse capacities over a period of five decades. He has served as a team leader for several Asian Development Bank Projects related to educational reform in Thailand and Laos. He has published many books and articles. In 2006-2007, he was a Visiting Research Scholar at Nagoya University in Japan. DR. 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, written, and other 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).

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Workshop Presenters BILL GERRITZ Bill Gerritz is currently the 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. DR. WALT GMELCH Dr. Walt Gmelch is the Dean of the School of Education at University of San Francisco. Formerly he served as Dean, Professor, and Department Chair of Educational Leadership at Washington State University and Iowa State University. As educator, management consultant, administrator, and former business executive, Gmelch has conducted research and written extensively on the topics of leadership, team development, conflict, and stress and time management. He has published over 200 articles, 20 books, and numerous scholarly papers. Gmelch is author of three books on team leadership and two on management and stress. Walt Gmelch earned a Ph.D. in the Educational Executive Program from the University of California (Santa Barbara), a masters in Business Administration from the University of California (Berkeley), and a bachelors degree from Stanford University. He has received numerous honors including a Kellogg National Fellowship, the UCEA Distinguished Professor Award, the Faculty Excellence Award for Research, and the Education Press Award of America. In addition, he served in the Danforth Leadership Program; has been an advisor to the Salzburg Seminar on Global Citizenship; and has been an Australian Research Fellow. JUDITH GUY Judith Guy is currently the Regional Director for the International Baccalaureate Organization 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 programme 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.

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Workshop Presenters NANCY HARGRAVE MEISLAHN Nancy Hargrave Meislahn has been dean of admission and financial aid at Wesleyan since January 2000. Prior to coming to Wesleyan, she was the director of undergraduate admissions at Cornell University for 15 years. She has also served on the Ivy League admission and policy committees and was president of the New York State Association of College Admissions Counselors, from which she received the President’s Award for Excellence in Counseling in 1989. Ms. Meislahn is a member of the US News and World Report admissions advisory committee, on the board of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and consults for the State Department and College Board as a member of the advisory committee for the Overseas Schools Project. DENNIS HARTER Dennis Harter is currently serving his 4th year at International School Bangkok as the HS Technology and Learning Coordinator. Previously, he was a HS Math teacher and then MS Technology Facilitator at International School of Kuala Lumpur. Dennis has not only been an international educator for over 15 years, he is also a product of the system, having attended international schools for most of his school life. He received his Master’s in Educational Technology from Harvard Graduate School of Education and his Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from The College of William and Mary. Dennis believes a real shift in curriculum and pedagogy needs to happen, as students’ information access and global connectedness continues to shape their future. Technology facilitates this shift. Dennis writes on education, technology, and learning at his blog, Thinking Allowed - http://dharter.edublogs.org. TOM HAWKINS Dr. Tom Hawkins has been at ISBeijing since 2002, assuming the role of Head of School in 2005. Tom has been in education for more than 20 years, spending 15 of those in international schools. Tom’s background in educational leadership and passion for “mission-driven schools that work” have led him to develop expertise in the area of school and organizational development.

SUSIE HEINRICH-JABAL Susie Heinrich-Jabal has been Associate Principal at Hong Kong International Middle School since 2005. She has been a Middle School teacher and leader at JFK International School in Saanen, Switzerland, Delia School of Canada in Hong Kong and at HKIS. Susie received her BA/B.Ed. at Queen’s University in 1989, her MA from Michigan State in 1998 and her M.Ed. while studying as a Fellow in the Private School Leadership Program at Columbia University in 2003/2004.

DOUG HELGESON Doug Helgeson spent the first 26 years of his educational career as a teacher and administrator in the Kent School District just outside Seattle, Washington. Doug then took a principal position in Montana for the next 9 years of his career. In 2001, he “retired” from education and moved to Bangkok with his wife who had been hired as the Choir Director at International School Bangkok. Retirement didn’t last long and Doug soon became Dean of Students at ISB.

CLAY HENSLEY Clay Hensley is the Associate Director for International Services at the College Board. His primary responsibility is to support schools outside the U.S. that use College Board programs, such as the Advanced Placement Program (AP), PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT. He also actively promotes the recognition of College Board programs at universities worldwide. Prior to joining the College Board eight years ago, Clay taught English literature and studio art at Serramonte del Rey High School in Daly City, California. He has also taught at the university-level. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Masters of Fine Art in painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In his spare time, Clay is an exhibiting artist based in New York City. MARK HILLMAN Mark has been at ISBeijing since August 2008 after spending three years in Arusha, Tanzania where he opened a secondary boarding school for Tanzanian orphaned teenagers. Prior to working in international schools, Mark had 18 years of experience in the U.S. as a teacher, coach and administrator. Mark is looking forward to applying these experiences and knowledge to a new challenge as Communications Director.

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Workshop Presenters ANDREW HOOVER Andrew Hoover is currently the Middle School Principal at the American School of Bombay where he has also coordinated strategic planning, curriculum development, MSA accreditation, and various school improvement processes. Prior to moving to Mumbai in 2005, Andrew worked at ASIJ for ten years as a social studies teacher where his interest in organization development was nurtured through projects such as guidance of the school’s vision process as well as collaborative and facilitative work on middle school curricula, school evaluation processes, and middle school off-campus trips. He carries a deep optimism in the potential of groups to create better organizations and more meaningful life experiences for participants. JOHN JALSEVAC John Jalsevac is the principal of the upper school at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS), a position he has occupied for the past four years. John, in his capacity as chair of the IB steering committee, assumed a major leadership role in the development and implementation of the IB Programme at CDNIS. In addition, John was also instrumental in the creation of the International Schools Sports Federation of Hong Kong. He is also an executive member of the South East Asia School’s Activity Conference (SEASAC). Prior to his arrival in Hong Kong, John served as an educator with the Toronto Catholic District School Board for 25 years. He was employed as a teacher at the secondary school level (geography and physical education), vice principal, principal of three different high schools, program coordinator in the curriculum department at the board office, and superintendent of secondary schools. John has degrees from York University in Toronto, the University of Toronto, and Niagara University.

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Workshop Presenters EVA KAMPITS Dr. Kampits, active in NEASC since 1980, she 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. BILL KENTTA Dr. William Kentta has been a Curriculum and Staff Development Administrator in the Eugene, Oregon public school system for twenty 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 and conferences 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 continues to consult on organizational development topics. JIM KERRIGAN Jim Kerrigan, has been at ISBeijing since 2004, hired originally as Business Manager and now serving in the role of Chief Financial and Operations Officer. Jim served ISPrague for 9 years prior to coming to ISB, and his background in finance helps him see the big picture and helps ISB plan effectively for the future.

LINDA KIISK Linda Kiisk, AIA LEED AP, received her BFA and teaching certification from the College of William and Mary and Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. With her expertise in natural building, she served as the Principal Investigator to conduct sustainability training for the National Park Service. Her satellite broadcast on deconstruction won an International Telly Award. In 2003, she was nominated for a Fulbright in Sustainable Development and Heritage Tourism in Panama. Linda is currently the Associate Director for Facilities Planning at the University of Wyoming and previously held posts as professor of design at various institutions in the United States. Her research involved the study of brain differences impacting visualization styles. Linda believes that by understanding how our brains work we can influence how we shape our environments and relationships with one another. ALAN KNOBLOCH The best part of Alan’s job is being in the classroom watching teaching and learning in action. With over ten years experience as an administrator, he has tried many different types of evaluation and supervision. Alan is in his third year as high school principal at the Shanghai American School, Puxi Campus. He also has experience as a middle school principal and elementary school assistant principal. Alan has worked in Florida, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Niger, Maine, and New Hampshire. He is currently slaving away on his dissertation.

DIRK KRAETZER Dirk has been at ISB since 2005 and brings 19 years of experience in Canada, Lebanon and Beijing as a coach and program administrator for athletics and activities. Today, Dirk serves as the Assistant Director of Student Activities, a role which encompasses oversight for all co-curricular programs at the school. Dirk’s passion for co-curricular programs in support of education has led to improved opportunities here at ISB.

ELSA LAMB An educator with more than 40 years of experience in the field, in addition to her many years of classroom teaching experience, Elsa Lamb has served as head of the American School of Barcelona, Spain, The American School of Asuncion, Paraguay, and The American Nicaraguan School in Managua, Nicaragua. A believer in being actively involved in the professional associations and institutions that support the work of overseas schools, Ms. Lamb has served on the Boards of The Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE), the Academy of International School Heads (AISH), the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA), the Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS), and the European Council of International Schools (ECIS). She has also served as a member of the SACS-CASI American International School Committee. Ms. Lamb currently is the Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE), a position which enables her to continue to contribute and to support the work of international schools across the globe, and to spread the word about the important role of international education in preparing students to be a productive global citizens.

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Workshop Presenters DENNIS LARKIN Dr. Dennis Larkin joined Shanghai American School as superintendent in August 2005. Before joining SAS, Dr. Larkin was the Superintendent of Schools at the American International School of Riyadh for five years. Prior to the AISR, he served as the middle school principal at the International School Kuala Lumpur for four years. Additional assignments in international schools have included eight years at the International School Manila where he served as elementary school principal, director of instructional services, and assistant middle school principal. Dr. Larkin has also worked as a classroom teacher in the United States (Lake Washington School District #414, in Redmond, Washington; Lambertville Public School, Lambertville, New Jersey) and as a teacher at two international schools: Hong Kong International School and Kodaikanal International School, India. EDWARD LAWLESS Ed Lawless is currently Professional Development Manager for the International Baccalaureate Organization 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.

JOYCE LI Joyce joined ISB this year coming from the hospitality industry. With a change in career to be HR Director of a large international school, Joyce brings to us a wealth of knowledge and skills from her previous work in human resources with world-renowned international hotels. Her passion is interacting with people and she is looking forward to establishing a strong school culture and bringing a more service oriented work environment to ISB.

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Workshop Presenters DEANNE MAGNUSSON Deanne Magnusson currently is an administrator and faculty member in the Department of Educational Policy and Administration (EDPA) at the University of Minnesota. Much of Dr. Magnusson’s professional career has been spent working in leadership and management positions in PK-12 and higher education. Dr. Magnusson currently is Co-Director for the Department of Educational Policy and Administration’s doctorate programs for international educators. During 2002-2004, Dr. Magnusson served as Dean, Center for American Education, Singapore. Her current international work include projects in South East Asia and the Middle East. During 2007-2008, Dr. Magnusson served as Consultant and Team Leader for a U.S. State Department leadership training initiative for Sultanate of Oman secondary school principals. MARY MARGARET MALLAT Mary Margaret Mallat is currently the Director of Admissions at The American School in Japan and served previously in a variety of volunteer positions at the school. While Chairman of ASIJ’s Board of Directors for 4 years, she observed the demands put on school leaders to effectively manage parent groups. These experiences in combination with her professional background as a secondary school teacher and college administrator fostered a strong interest in the effective role of parent groups and their impact on school wide goals. Prior to her professional and volunteer experiences in Tokyo, Mary Margaret earned a BA in History from Bates College and an M.A. in Education from UCLA. She includes among her work experiences serving as the Dean of Students at Westbrook College in Portland, Maine and working as the Assistant Director of the MS in Accounting Program at New York University’s Stern School of Busines. DAVID MCMASTER David McMaster is the head of school at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS), a position he assumed in August 2004, having served two years as their Middle School Principal. Since his appointment as head, Dave has introduced various progressive initiatives, including the introduction of IB and the launch of a school-wide one-to-one laptop program, we designed to be in keeping with global best practices in the field of education. A native Canadian, Dave has over 19 years’ experience in education. Prior to joining CDNIS, he was a teacher, vice-principal, and principal at elementary and secondary schools in three districts of British Columbia, Canada. In 1996, he was appointed principal at West Vancouver Secondary School. Dave completed a MA 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 BA in geography, and an education degree in secondary education. STEVE MEADE Steve Meade an International School educators with a combined experience of 35 years in education and a passion for Middle School. As Associate Principal at Jakarta International School. Steve worked with teacher teams to implement standards-based assessment and reporting practices. Steve comes from Melbourne and has taught in Australia and Indonesia.

JERE MILLER Jere Miller is currently in her second year as President of the Parent-Teacher Association at the American School in Japan. During the prior three years as a PTA Board member, she recognized that while there were notable contributions made by the parent groups, some achievements were at the expense of good relationships between the school and other volunteer groups. As a member of the Board of Directors at ASIJ, she could see the powerful potential of synergizing volunteerism with school-wide initiatives. Jere holds a degree in Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and currently works as a learning support teacher for students with dyslexia. She is in leadership positions with other volunteer committees in Tokyo including Focus on Learning and Learning Support Network of Tokyo. She is on staff at International Secondary School and as a private teacher works with students from several international schools in Tokyo. MIKE MILLER Mike Miller is a 40-year veteran of independent advancement, completing his 11th year in an international setting. He is a frequent speaker at CASE, NAIS, ECIS, IDPE, and regional associations around the world and for eight years taught the summer institute (Independent School Management) in educational fundraising for newcomers to development and international schools. Mike recently retired as both Director of External Affairs at the American School in London and as chair of the ECIS Development Committee, positions he held for 10 years and 8 years respectively. Mike has chaired both major school advancement conferences in the United States and Europe and is a recipient of CASE’s Robert Bell Crow Award for Excellence in the Independent Advancement Field, as well as a designated Blue Ribbon Principal (secondary) by the U. S. Department of Education. This past year, Mike was awarded CASE’s inaugural award for distinguished service to international schools, an award that has now been named in his honor. Mike is now a consultant specializing in international school advancement. RON MONTGOMERY Ron enjoys creating school facilities and school programs. He currently serves as Project Executive/Headmaster of Songdo International School in Incheon, Korea. This school is being created for 2100 students in the heart of a Free Economic Zone and will open in the fall of 2009. 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 Pre-K-8 program operating in rented facilities to a Pre-K 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.

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Workshop Presenters MAGGIE MOON Maggie Moon was a Staff Developer for The Reading and Writing Project, at Teachers College, Columbia University, before moving to the Philippines in 2008. Prior to working as a consultant across the US with the R&W Project, she was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in the NYC Public School System. She has worked closely with hundred schools within NYC and across the US, as well as presented at the R&W Summer Institutes for many years. She also worked to implement the position of Literacy Coach in NYC, as well as train hundreds of Coaches across the NYC public school system. Since moving abroad, she has had the privilege of working with International Schools within South East Asia, as well as local schools in Manila, Philippines. She is co-authoring a professional series on Literacy Coaching with Lucy Calkins, to be published 2008 by Heinemann. KAREN MOREAU Karen Moreau has been involved in curriculum and professional development since 1987 and in international curriculum since 1998. She is currently the Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Taipei American School (TAS). Prior to this, she was the Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador; Curriculum Coordinator at International School of Bangkok; and Curriculum Coordinator in Federal Way school district in Washington State. She has been an international consultant in curriculum, assessment and differentiated instruction as well as presenting workshops at conferences around the world. She has worked with schools to develop curriculum based on the principles of American education, international education and the three IB programs. She has taught at all levels of education – elementary, middle, high school and college. Karen resides with her husband, Paul and two cats in Taipei, Taiwan. JORGE NELSON Jorge began leading accredited international schools as the Director of the American School of Durango, México from 1994 through 1998. Then Jorge moved to Anaco, Venezuela where he was contracted as the Superintendent at Anzoategui International School for three years. From Venezuela, he relocated to Bali, Indonesia where Jorge became the Director of Bali International School. He completed his contract in 2003 and moved his family to Guam where he served as Headmaster at St. John’s School until July 2007. The Nelson’s moved to Korea where Dr. Nelson was hired by Gale International, a U.S.-based company building the world’s largest private real estate development in history - Songdo International Business District. His current title is Chief Marketing Officer for Songdo uLife - where he is part of a multinational team creating ubiquitous digital solutions in Songdo and Chief Learning Architect, working with Songdo International School and Microsoft in creating sustainable digital solutions for learning. DR. ANDY PAGE-SMITH Dr. Andy Page-Smith is currently in his second year as the Director/CEO of the Hong Kong Academy after previously spending four years as the Superintendent of the American School of Kuwait. This is his 13th year overseas, having previously held principalships in Kuwait, Vietnam and Qatar. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Australia teaching all levels K-12. Before entering international education, he worked as a consultant in literacy development and as an associate professor of education. Andy earned his doctorate degree from the University of Sarasota, Florida. He presently serves on the Board of AISH, is president of ACAMIS, and is an adjunct professor for Lehigh University. DR. MERRIS PAGE-SMITH Dr. Merris Page-Smith is a native of Tasmania, Australia. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Australia and taught a range of subjects at the middle and high school levels and worked as a literacy across the curriculum coordinator before moving in to administration. Since moving overseas 13 years ago, she has worked as a Grade Coordinator, Middle School Coordinator, Program Director and Director of Studies during stints in Asia and the Middle East. She is currently the Middle/High School principal at the Hong Kong Academy. Merris completed her doctorate degree in Florida, USA, is an IB MYP trainer, and is also an adjunct professor for Lehigh University. BOB PANGRAZI Dr. Pangrazi is a professor emeritus at Arizona State University. Pangrazi has worked nationally and internationally with teachers for 43 years. He regularly conducts training sessions in schools and universities and is regarded as a motivational speaker. His approach to elementary school physical education has been used worldwide by the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, nationally by the Edison Project, and is used in hundreds of public, private and charter schools. Pangrazi is an Educational Consultant for Gopher Sport and The U.S. Tennis Association. Pangrazi has published over 50 textbooks and 100 research and professional articles. One of Dr. Pangrazi’s textbooks about physical education has sold more than 750,000 copies. ROXY PESTELLO Roxy was a top level administrator at ISB Thailand and Director of a Residential School near Bangalore, India. He has 35 years experience in education as Head of Human Resources, Director of Staff Development, Teacher, Trainer, Consultant, and three years at the University of Minnesota. He was head of Management Training & Organizational Development at a Fortune 300 Corporation with worldwide operations. Roxy has consulted extensively with organizations throughout the United States, India, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Ireland, Belgium and Canada. He has an M.A. in Economics, and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration. He lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Roxy works with groups to improve their effectiveness and productivity. He facilitates board and leadership training, teams in collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and community building. He is well known for his ability to help groups resolve differences and conflicts, manage major changes, and has worked extensively with multicultural groups.

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Workshop Presenters BLAIR PETERSON Blair Peterson is currently the Middle/High School Principal at Mont’Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prior to moving to Mont’Kiara, Blair was the Secondary Principal at Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador. This is his 9th year as a principal of an international school overseas. In 2000, he earned his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his dissertation was entitled “Technology and the Principalship: Perceptions of Principals of Technology-Rich Schools”. His passion for technology in education stems from his experience working with a team to open Southeast Raleigh High School, a math, science and technology magnet in Raleigh, North Carolina. JOSH RECKORD Josh Reckord is a retired educator with 38 years of school experience. After working in Eugene, Oregon as a teacher and Head Teacher/Team Leader he worked at the American School in Japan for 10 years. While there, he was involved with and facilitated a number of projects dealing with divisional staffs, board governance and leadership and school wide initiatives. He remains interested in working with a variety of non-profit organizations including schools, community groups, and churches helping them improve their abilities to work collaboratively. In retirement, he is a volunteer member of the Eugene Cadre, a group of school employees who support organizational development in the Eugene School District. He also enjoys travel, continued work with overseas schools, and working in his garden. ROB RISCH Robert Risch is the Headmaster of the Nagoya International School as of July 2007. Rob has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a teaching license from Middlebury College in Vermont. His Masters degree in education is from the University of Vermont in educational leadership, and he has recently completed his Doctorate in Education through Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Prior to NIS, Rob held senior administrative positions at Zurich International School, the American Community School of Amman, Jordan, the International School of Islamabad, Pakistan and the International School of Cartagena, Spain. Before moving to the international “arena”, Rob was a Teaching Principal at Ripton Elementary School in Vermont and at Ripton Hollow School, also in Vermont. Rob spent his childhood transitioning into and out of schools, cultures, and languages in Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Turkey, Germany. DAVID SHEPHERD Dave Shepherd is director of college advancement at United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. Dave oversees the development and operations of the college’s advancement team, which includes communications, alumni relations, and fundraising. As a member of CASE since 2006, Dave has attended several CASE conferences, presented at a CASE international schools workshop, and authored the inaugural “Postcode from Singapore” in the January 2008 edition of CASE Currents. Dave taught for three years’ in the UK, prior to joining UWCSEA in 1992 as a teacher of physical education. In 1994, he was appointed as the head of the department. Following three years’ as the director of admissions, Dave was appointed to his current post in August 2006. Away from the office, Dave has pursued a passion for sport psychology. He completed a master’s degree in 2000. LINDA SILLS Linda Sills currently holds the position of administrative assistant for GIN conference. After working three years in the Philippines for EARCOS, she is continuing her work virtually from her home on the Feather River in CA. EARCOS is committed to encouraging and supporting environmental efforts made by all of our schools. Her main responsibility is to organize the second Global Issues Network(GIN) Conference in Bangkok. The inaugural conference, EARTH’S HOPE, was held in Beijing in April-2008. The GIN conference is organized for students and their advisors to assist them in addressing identified global issues by creating networks and sustainable solutions. Linda received a BA from UC Berkeley, a MA from Harvard, and a MA from Tufts University. She has used her education both in and out of the classroom to assist her in working in six international schools around the world as a teacher, counselor/school psychologist and now to plan innovative professional development for the region. KRISTA SLADE Krista Slade was appointed to the newly created position of executive director of CASE Asia-Pacific in May 2007. In this position, she 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. A Canadian citizen, she moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to establish the University of Toronto (HK) Foundation and to serve as its executive director. She holds a degree in English & History and an MA in history from the University of Toronto and completed the International Asian Studies/Yale-in-China program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Rotary Foundation Scholar. She also attended the International Leadership Academy hosted by the United Nations University in Amman, Jordan. GREG SMITH Greg Smith has been at ISBeijing since 2005, serving as the Upper Elementary School Principal and for several years as a Curriculum Director during the development of ISB’s standards-based curriculum. Greg’s background in K-10 schools in Australia and his curriculum development background have served him, and ISB, well in developing a world-class educational program.

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Workshop Presenters KATHY STETSON Kathy Stetson is Senior Account Executive for International Partners for NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) in Portland, Oregon. She is responsible for coordinating enrollment and professional development activities as well as providing project management services for international schools. Ms. Stetson also facilitates meetings for school improvement efforts with member schools’ leadership teams and conducts introductory workshops on assessment and accountability. She has a broad background in education, consulting and professional development. kathy.stetson@nwea.org ANN STRAUB Ann Straub holds a Master’s degree and an Advanced Leadership Certificate from the State University of New York. She is the Director of Curriculum and Staff Development at International School Bangkok where she has been working closely with teachers and administrators for eight years. For twenty-four years, Ann was an educator in Vermont, USA, where she worked with learners from age six to graduate students at the University of Vermont. She is presently on staff at the Teacher’s Training Center and has served as an international school consultant and conference presenter. PHIL STROUP Phillip Stroup, Ph.D. has over ten years experience in international education and more than twenty in marketing and fundraising in education. He has developed a data-driven approach for implementing strategic marketing and development plans with goals, metrics and strategies designed for international schools in highly competitive environments. His experience includes Director of Marketing and Development at the International School Bangkok, and national trainer for business/education partnership development, US Dept of Education “Best Practices” Project Director. In July 2008, he taught the first Business Training Center course titled: “Taking Care of Business in The International School – An In-Depth Exploration of Today’s Most Successful Marketing, Admissions and Fundraising Strategies”. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, enjoys fly-fishing and hiking in the mountains. TIM STUART Dr. Timothy S. Stuart serves as the high school principal of Jakarta International School. He is the co-author of the books Children At Promise and Raising Children At Promise, Published by Jossey-Bass in 2003 & 2005. Tim is a TCK who grew up in France and Germany and graduated from an international school. He has worked in schools in Switzerland, Turkey and on Native American Reservations in the United States. He now lives in Jakarta with his wife, Mona, and their three children.

ANDREW TORRIS Andrew Torris is in his second year as Deputy Superintendent of Educational Programs at Shanghai American School. Mr. Torris, in his 23rd year in education and has worked as an elementary classroom teacher, vice principal and principal at all levels. Mr. Torris previously worked in schools in Oregon, USA, and in Saudi Arabia before coming to Shanghai. Part of his purview at SAS is in technology leadership and the implementation of the SAS technology plan. His writings and thoughts on education can be found on his personal blog, www.sentimentsoncommonsense.com, where he explores educational thoughts and ideas focusing on digital leadership. JEFF UTECHT Jeff Utecht is an educational technology consultant. He has been working in the Asia region since 2005, prior to that he worked in the Middle East and the United States. Currently, Jeff is working as a Technology and Learning Coordinator for the International School of Bangkok. Additionally, Jeff is collaborating with EARCOS as a technology consultant and with the Wiki company, Wetpaint.com. Jeff writes regular articles on Educational Technology for Technology & Learning and Leading and Learning with Technology. Also, Jeff was a contributor to the recently published book Wired for Learning: An Educator’s Guide to Web 2.0. Jeff regularly shares his thoughts on education and technology on his blog, thethinkingstick.com. This blog was rated one of the top 100 educational blogs by the Online Educational Database. His blog was also featured in the book Reinventing Project-Based Learning as an avenue for “free online professional development”. To learn more about Jeff, visit www.jeffutecht.com BERNADETTE VAN HOUTEN Bernadette van Houten, educated in Belgium and in the USA, has an academic background in communication disorders, language development and education, with later specialization in cross-cultural theory and medical anthropology. Bernadette has lived in Central America, The Caribbean, Southeast Asia, North America and Europe and taught in national and international schools. She has had extended teaching and advising missions in Mexico, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Lithuania. She is the founder and first chair of the ECIS CrossCultural Committee and facilitates inservice courses for national and international school faculty around the world. Bernadette is director of Consultants Intercultural Communication in Amsterdam and a lecturer of graduate. She coaches executives and their families for international assignments and facilitates workshops for international teams. She is a consultant for The Council of Europe and a member of the International Academy of Intercultural Research.

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Workshop Presenters WANG YAN Wang Yan, I am a local Chinese, living and staying at Beijing, P.R. China. Since 2000, I have been working at the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) as the Business Manager. My job’s function is more on the areas of government, local public, legal and HR affairs rather than on school accounting and finance. Before I worked for WAB, I worked for the World Bank China Office as the Administrative Officer (1993 to 2000) and also China Ministry of Education as Senior Administrator (1991 to 1993). I received my MA and MEd degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University (1986 to 1991, NYC, USA). I have been actively involving in NCCT’s accreditation project since 2000 and providing key assistance in NCCT’s partnership with NEASC, CIS and WASC. This year, I was appointed by NCCT as NCCT Accreditation Committee Member. JANET WEBSTER Dr. Webster received her teacher training in Great Britain and has lived in Canada since 1967. She is an Educational Psychologist with a number of academic qualifications in the field of Human Learning, Development and Instruction from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She taught in the public school system for 10 years and then taught in the Faculties of Education at Lakeland University in Thunder Bay and at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Since 1989, she has lived in the Yukon, where for 6 years she was the Director of Special Programs with the Department of Education. Dr. Webster’s cross-cultural experience includes work in the Eastern Arctic and the West Indies. Dr. Webster travels extensively and has provided services to international schools in Africa and Asia. She returns frequently to Manila where she works with international schools to support them in their services to students with special educational needs. www.janetbwebster.com DEB WELCH Debbie Welch is an educational consultant located in Boulder, Colorado. Deb recently returned to the US to work for Project AERO and to serve as Director of the Teacher Training Center. From 1997-2006, she was Deputy Head of the School for Learning at the International School Bangkok where her responsibilities included all aspects of student learning, school improvement, curriculum and professional development. Prior to ISB, she taught middle school through adult graduate students and held various administrative positions in the U.S. Deb first learned about international schools as a consultant and now, after nine years in Bangkok, she believes that the international experience was transformational for her family. Debbie holds a Masters degree in curriculum and administration and a PhD in human and organizational development. FRED WESSON Fred Wesson has been Headmaster of Canadian Academy since 2005. Previously he headed Colegio Roosevelt in Lima, Peru and the American International School of Bucharest, Romania. His first international school experience was as Secondary School Principal at the Graded School in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fred received his BA from Yale College in 1977 and his M.Ed. from Harvard in 1984. He was named a Klingenstein Visiting Fellow at Columbia University in 2006. He was a founding board member for the Council of International Schools.

MATT WILCE Matt Wilce is the director of communications and annual support at The American School in Japan. Originally from the UK, Matt has spent most of his adult life in Japan. He first visited Tokyo as a student and, after graduating from Lancaster University, taught for two years at a public junior high school in Toyama prefecture as part of the JET program. Specializing in Japanese entertainment and culture, he was also editor in chief of Eye-Ai magazine before he moved to Metropolis magazine, Japan’s largest English publication, as editor. Matt continues to write about Japan for publications in the USA, Australia, and Japan. His recent work includes stories for People Magazine, The Rochester Review, Ikebana International, POL Oxygen, Fodor’s Guide to Japan, and Japan Inc. Since 2001, Matt has worked in ASIJ’s Center for School-Community Partnership where his portfolio covers print and online media, events and annual support. JON ZURFLUH Jon P. Zurfluh, has been a technology integrator, teacher, and educational leader since the birth of technology in the early 1980’s. After 25 years in education about evenly split between teaching and administration, Jon is currently leading technology initiatives as a Head of School. Jon’s broad background includes teaching at all levels from kindergarten through high school and positions that include Principal, Director of Technology, Director of Assessment, and project manager on various construction projects, primarily in China and Western Washington. Jon is currently working on his doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership at Argosy University. His research focuses on Transformational Leadership in Multi-Cultural Organizations. Information on this and other topics can be found on his research blog at http://www.techtied.net/ or his head of school blog at http://www.zurfluh.net/scis

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Conference Delegates AUSTRALIA Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Adele Butler Glenda Robertson Blackbaud Pacific Pty Ltd. Elizabeth Hubrich Human Edge Software Corporation Pty Ltd. Alex Babauskis Gary Stoneham PRONIN INTERNATIONAL Nick Pronin Chris Pronin R.I.C. Publications Pty Ltd Lara Mikulasovych Rik Nitert Charles Shim Search Associates Rob Graham Teacher Recruitment International Robert Lee Elizabeth Lee

BELGIUM Step One Ltd. Madzy de Nooij

CAMBODIA International School of Phnom Penh Jim Canavan Rob Mockrish Sally Relph Northbridge International School Cambodia Jonathan Budworth

CHINA American International School Hong Kong Cameron Fox Greg Loney Mike Wing American International School of Guangzhou Gary MacPhie Andy Roberts Ken Roy Joseph Stucker Ann Tay Paul Wood Beijing BISS International School Wayne Demnar Anne Fowles Henry Wong Canadian International School of Hong Kong Len Archer Michael Balo Dean Croy John Jalsevac Teri Kaiser

Karen Li Dave McMaster Linda Parnsalu Steve Sung Steve Tait Carmel School Edwin Epstein Chinese International School Barry Drake Theodore Faunce Sunil Talwar Monica Vallor Concordia International School Shanghai Pat Frerking David Harris Jim Koerschen Curt Larson Mark Lewis Fred Voigtmann Tanya Wu Hong Kong Academy Virginia Hunt Robyn Joseph Stephanie Oana Christine O’Hare Andy Page-Smith Merris Page-Smith Hong Kong International School John Eric Advento Natalie Broderick Nate Dennison Pat Hall Justin Hardman Susie Heinrich-Jabal Scott Johnson Greg Ladner Courtney Lowe Richard Mueller Mark Sheldon Gary Woodford International Christian School Ben Norton Ed Tackett Bev Van Hoy International School of Beijing Adriana Amegadzie Janet Ang Robbie Briggs Theresa Chao Louisa Chen Dale Cox Greg Curtis Tamera Fillinger Tom Hawkins Mark Hillman Jim Kerrigan Dirk Kraetzer Joyce Li Peggy Shaw Greg Smith Lorraine Wicks Jessie Xia

International School of Tianjin William Bradley Elman Jenny Zhai Kunming International Academy Kenny Young Nanjing International School Gez Hayden Arek Owczarek Lies Poorter Amelia Ren-Hayden Richard Swart Julia Zhang Pace Education Paul Cabrelli School Source International Andrew Dunn Elsa Elliott Fritz Libby Shanghai American School Jonathan Borden Lynne Coleman Amanda Decardy Steve Doleman Stephanie Kao Alan Knobloch Dennis Larkin Matthew Leishman David Liu Don Miron Terri Ostrom Todd Parham Cindy Qiu Nadia Singh Andrew Torris Craig Trygstad Caroline Yun Shanghai Community International School Roger Brumby Michael Donaldson Stacey Gailey Brian Horvath Tina Kasono Don MacMillan Jane MacMillan Tammy Rodabaugh Andy Seng Jeff Stubbs Jon Zurfluh Shekou International Treena Casey Robert Dunseth Robert Evans Brian Tuia Suzhou Singapore International School Sarah Nixon Paul Sheppard Teda International School Andrew Watts

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Conference Delegates The English Schools Foundation Paul Chillingworth Jan Martin Andrea Muller Paul White Tianjin International School Bill Gandy Kathy Gandy Angela Russell Ian Russell Diane Winningham Western Academy of Beijng Steve Bajc Donna Connolly Tina Dige Kjaergaard Martin Halpin Mila Harju Robert Landau Rena Mirkin Lawrence Ng Karen O’Connell Trish Smith Yan Wang Wuhan Yangtze International School Jeff Culp Xiamen International School Huang David Yuan Yuan Deng David Freeman John Godwin Wilkinson Kirsty Patricia Puia

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The International School of Bogor Christine Rawlins Bali International School Chris Akin Richard Manser Bandung International School Henri Bemelmans Mark Holland Herman Saputra Flemming Schmidt Angela Speirs Batu Hijau International School Ari Ardianto Dave Forbes Jackie Hughes Wiwit Rusdiyananti Sally Sar’i Caltex American School Colleen Coady James Dehner Lory Thiessen Island Connections International Aan Kurniawan Mike Schubert

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Jakarta International School Paul Buckley Stephen Clark David Cramer Mark Jenkins Anjum Khan Stephen Meade William Rising Andrea Rodrigs Timothy Stuart Medan International School Wendy Lewis Leanne Sibthorpe Pasir Ridge Int. School Rick Bowden Surabaya International School Robert Petrus Broekman Jason Cuthbert Larry Jones Hj. Hesttyawati Soetomo Yogyakarta International School Derek Pugh

JAPAN AQIA Luke Whitehead Canadian Academy Mike Colaianni Matt Flinchum Charles Kite Joe Monks Sandy Ota Fred Wesson Christian Academy in Japan Jennifer Robinson Hokkaido International School Richard Branson Suzanne Yonesaka International School of the Sacred Heart Narelle English Shirley Lane Mary Beth Luttrell Charmaine Young Kyoto International School Kei Furukawa Amanda Gillis Annette Levy Marist Brothers International School Geraldo de Couto Nagoya International School Erik Olson-Kikuchi Robert Risch Nishimachi International School Terence Christian Osaka International School Rod Adam Simon Parker John Searle Gwyn Underwood

Osaka YMCA International School Noriyuki Gotoh John Murphy Saint Maur International School Catherine Endo Seisen International School Concesa Martin St. Mary’s International School Michel Jutras Saburo Kagei Guy Lambert Kunihiko Takamichi St. Michael’s International School Roger Lenk The American School in Japan Judy Beneventi Timothy Carr Mary Margaret Mallat Jere Miller Meagan Pavey Matt Wilce Tohoku International School Jim Steward Tokyo International School Desmond Hurst Lorraine Izzard Shigeo Otsu Yokohama International School Paul Neary John Snowball Dennis Stanworth

LAOS Search Associates John Ritter Vientiane International School Steve Alexander

MALAYSIA Dalat International School Brian Brewster Karl Steinkamp International School of Kuala Lumpur Thomas Abraham Hilda Alposilva Gregory Boncimino Michael Callan Paul Chan Paul Chmelik Nigel Cumberland Barbara de Waard Charlotte Diller Joseph Eisen David Goetz Anthony Harduar Karamjit Kaur Jarret Lambie Lynn Leonardi Stephanie Loo


Conference Delegates International School of Kuala Lumpur (continued) Brad McSherry Grant Millard Toni Mullen Shanthi Nathan Erik Richardson Martin Rushworth Heidi Webster Rob Whiting International School of Kuantan Stephen Byrnes Abu Tahir Lela Mont’Kiara International School Linda Moran Blair Peterson Danielle Rich Patrick Rich Paul Sicard

MONGOLIA International School of Ulaanbaatar Rosemarie Africa Tuul Arildii Betsy Hanselmann Gregory Rayl

MYANMAR International School Yangon Khin Hla Khine Suzanne Harrison Dennis MacKinnon Marti MacKinnon Richard Mei Srinivas Prasad Kurt Schmidt Aung Tun Thet

NEW ZEALAND Integrated Education Software Limited Glenis Te Tamaki

PHILIPPINES Brent International School Baguio Ursula Daoey Katherina Flores Susan Sanidad Brent International School Manila Heather Atkins Jason Atkins Charles Bates Rufino Bumasang Faith Escobar Jeffrey Hammett Robert Hartleip Ronald Knapp Joseph Levno Dick Robbins

Brent International School Manila (continued) Ian Sutherland Bishop Dixie Taclobao Brent International School Subic Stephen Davis Ruel John Arvis Kennedy Norma Lingad Maria Carmen Peralta Garth Wyncoll Cebu International School William Burns Deidre Fischer James Matthews Kurt Mecklem East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools Vitz Baltero Ver Castro Edzel Drilo Dick Krajczar Elaine Repatacodo Sonny Robert Viray Faith Academy, Inc. Alan Farlin Randy Jordan Steve Schwarze Steve Taylor Peter Winslade International School Manila Caroline Brokvam Ray Dempsey Michelle Mapua Clarissa Sayson Hagedorn Stephanie David Toze

SINGAPORE International Baccalaureate Judith Guy Edward Lawless International School Singapore Ching Oi Chan Mel Hughes Julie Kwong Mark McCallum George Piacentini Tony Race PEARSON Education South Asia Yvonne Loh Katherine Mackay Singapore American School Brian Combes Beth Gribbon Lauren Mehrbach Brent Mutsch Bon Park William Scarborough Garth Sheldon

United World College of Southeast Asia Ian Moody Dave Sheperd Julian Whiteley Vertical Payment Solutions Pte Ltd. Darren Box

SOUTH KOREA Busan Foreign School Marc Bourget Scott Jolly Gyeonggi Suwon International School Rosalie Bowker Yungman Chang Jae Soon Choi Jason Cooper Dr. Gyoon Hee Han Jeannie Lee Dr. Thomas Penland John Petrey Indianhead International School Sean Moroney International Christian School-Pyongtaek Tad Romsa JDC (Jeju Free Int’l City Development Center) Yong-suk Jo Hui Kyong Jung C. M. Lee Chul Hee Park Korea International School Richard Boerner David Christenbury Shane Kells Robin Schneider Seoul Foreign School Kevin Baker Benger Barry Michael Distasio Shirley Droese Lynn Gaylord John Gaylord Moon Jack Kang June Ann Lovell Tom Okray Nancy Price Langston Rogde Seoul International School Edward Adams Karen Baier Paul Gowans Lise Gowans Hyung Shik Kim Andy Valadka Taejon Christian International School Grant Dewey Jackie Lee Joe Lovell Ken McAllister Isabel Searson

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Conference Delagates Taejon Christian International School (continued) David Suhs Yongsan International School of Seoul Stephen Boush TY Hong Jin Park Seth Parrish Robin Parrish Jeff Pinnow Cheryl Woodring

SWITZERLAND Les Elfes International Julien Goetz

TAIWAN American School in Taichung Irwin Stein Kaohsiung American School Thomas Farrell William Harn David LaBoll Morrison Christian Academy Tim McGill Bonnie McGill Dan Robinson Matt Strange Taipei American School Felicia Fung Nicholas Gould Sharon Hennessy Michelle Hiteman Cathy Hsu Tina Koo Jean Liu Margaret Lo Karen Moreau Steven Panta Eric Rabon David Sinclair Paige Summers Winston Town Darwin Tu Emily Yang

THAILAND Bangkok Patana School Jackie Houghton Gavin Lazaro Jane Monks Helen Thew Chiang Mai International School Catherine Erpen Jeff Lynn Lance Potter Raymond Whitney Supaporn Yarnasarn

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Ekamai International School Perla Camagay David Gouge Danilo Poblete Jr. Udom Saengsawang International School Bangkok Johanna Elizabeth Hoogland Lien Martens Thomas Baker Rober J. Connor Candace Cooper Andrew Davies Joy F. Davy William Gerritz Dennis Harter Douglas Helgeson Kei Kimpara Stephen Lehmann Lois Lekia Michael March Struan Robertson Usa Somboon James Souza Ann Struab Jeff Utecht International School Eastern Seaboard Robert Brewitt Heather Naro Nakornpayap International School Andrew McRady QUESTOR CAPITAL Paul James Ruamrudee International School Michael Baudisch-McCabe James Gerhard Penny Lorwatanapongsa Brook MacNamara Steve Massiah David Miller Christie Powell Matt Sipple Pattarapong Srivorakul Sukhum Thanasingha Edward Woodd Thai-Chinese International School Jane Blazek Susan Clark Dr. John Jenckes Dr. Lalima Jenckes Andrew Juthapornmanee The American School of Bangkok Simon Faulkner Bonnie Larson-Knight

UNITED KINGDOM CES Holdings Ltd. Nigel Price Council of International Schools Margaret Alvarez Richard Tangye

Findel Education Sharon Pearson Worldwide School Supplies Andy Kemp

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA American Public University System Cindy Emmans Buffalo State, SUNY William Irene Nik Mische Clements International Chris Beck David Turkaleski College Board Clay Hensley Creative Outdoor Designs, Inc. Grace Keller EBSCO Publishing Simon Colvey FOLLETT International Tim Donlan Tim Ramsey Global Benefits Group /TieCare International Kathy Aphaivongs Pat Hopkins Jill Koncki Linda Roberts Lance Roberts Andy Thorburn GOPHER SPORT Matt Nelson Robert Pangrazi Houghton Mifflin Harcourt International Publishers Nick Black Marc Cabianca Jason Good inRESONANCE, Inc. Kevin McAllister Ryan McFarlane Insurance Services International Howard Kravitz Lorraine Mercandetti International Schools Services Joan Adams Rob Ambrogi Sandy Hove Roger Hove Daniel Scinto Diane Scinto ISSFN/Raymond James Financial Services James T. Barnette Jr. Jostens International Patrick Roberts mimio Anthea Law Jaemes Shanley


Conference Delegates New England Assoc. of Schools & Colleges Inc. (NEASC) Eva Kampits Northwest Evaluation Association Jim Snyder Kathy Stetson Office of International Programs, Lehigh University, College of Education Arpana Inman Alexander Wiseman Passport Executive Travel Robert Goodrich Pearson - Educational Assessment Group Kevin Brueggeman Perkins Eastman Ron Vitale Raymond James Financial Services Catherine Ottaviano REDIKER SOFTWARE, INC. Rich Rediker Amy Rediker Bill Ruby Sam Felicia & Associates, International Sam Felicia San Diego State University, College of Extended Studies William Byxbee University of Minnesota Deanne Magnusson University of San Francisco, School of Education Walter Gmelch Christopher Thomas U.S. Department of State Connie Buford Western Association of Schools and College (WASC) David Brown Marilyn George Harlan Lyso

VIETNAM International School Ho Chi Minh City Robyn Blenkiron Christine Byrne Oscar Nilsson Sean O’Maonaigh Tony Shadwell Barbara Wiemers Saigon South International School Mary Lower David Perkin Wendy Porteous James Scorgie United Nations International School of Hanoi Chip Barder Sarah Garner Preben Hjortlund Robert Horton

United Nations International School of Hanoi (continued)

David King David Porter Christina Powers

JAPAN

Steven Parr (Individual Member)

KUWAIT

Erin Ellis (Non-Member)

MALAYSIA

PRESENTERS / INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS / NON-MEMBERS AUSTRALIA

John Joseph (Presenter)

CANADA

Bruce Ashton (Individual Member) William Lishman (Presenter) Janet Webster (Presenter)

CHINA

Leonie Drew (Individual Member) Jeffrey Fischmann (Individual Member) Dr. Maynard Yutzy (Individual Member) Ian Paul Baker (Non-Member) Debbie-sue Blanks (Non-Member) Susan Chung (Non-Member) Christopher Coyle (Non-Member) Mark Cripps (Non-Member) Steven Dorgelo (Non-Member) Philip Drew (Non-Member) Debra Gardiner (Non-Member) Elaine Goddard-Tame (Non-Member) Sarah Elizabeth Howling (Non-Member) Carl Hutson (Non-Member) Carol Larkin (Non-Member) Paul McGuire (Non-Member) Lynn Morrow (Non-Member) Max Muller (Non-Member) Toby Newton (Non-Member) Angela Patterson (Non-Member) Carl Post (Non-Member) Jennifer Roosmalen (Non-Member) Rob Scarr (Non-Member) Bill Schuhmacher (Non-Member) Chris Scott (Non-Member) Robert Stearns (Non-Member) Jason Taylor (Non-Member) Ed Wickins (Non-Member) Ruth Woodward (Non-Member) Jeff Utecht (Presenter)

INDIA

Michele Dirksen (Non-Member) Andrew Hoover (Presenter)

INDONESIA

Richard Henry (Individual member) Christopher Joseph Chambers (Non-Member) Patricia Ann Chambers (Non-Member) Gordon Hall (Non-Member)

Gary Russell Agg (Non-Member) Khaw Ah Seng (Non-Member) Agalya Balaguru (Non-Member) Andy Low Chin Seng (Non-Member) Gan Boot Kiat (Non-Member) Goh Kok Keng (Non-Member) James Harvey Quin (Non-Member) Fiona Sayner (Non-Member) Jon Suffolk (Non-Member)

MONGOLIA

Oko Luvsantsezen (Non-Member) Kristina Nefstead (Non-Member)

MYANMAR

Nancy Cameron (Non-Member) Nancy Grimwood (Non-Member) Donny McCoy (Non-Member) Timothy Travers (Non-Member)

NETHERLAND

Bernadette van Houten (Presenter)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Max Sahl (Non-Member) Sharlene Burkett (Non-Member)

PHILIPPINES

Emma Melgarejo (Individual Member) Maggie Moon (Presenter)

SOUTH KOREA

Dianne Baasch (Individual Member) Arthur DeFillippo (Individual Member) Stephen Palmer (Individual Member) Betsy Suits (Individual Member) Charles Suits (Individual Member) Mark Clery (Non-Member) Trevor Goodwin (Non-Member) Euysung Kim (Non-Member) Chung-Min Ko (Non-Member) Nadine Savage (Non-Member) Ronald Montgomery (Presenter)

TAIWAN

John Cheska (Individual Member) Brent Loken (Individual Member) Teresa Cheng (Non-Member) Ray Chin (Non-Member) Pamela Chu (Non-Member) Anthony Charles Cluver (Non-Member) Christine Huang (Non-Member) Carolyn Still (Non-Member) Hsu-chang Tai (Non-Member)

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Conference Delegates

THAILAND

Uwage Don Aloysius (Non-Member) David Baird (Non-Member) LaDenne Gulfan Manatad (Non-Member) Roxy Pestello (Presenter)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA John Moore (Non-Member) Ben Zang (Non-Member) Phoebe Barash (Presenter) Karen Burke (Presenter) Jarik Conrad (Presenter) Ralph Davison (Presenter) Bill Kentta (Presenter) Linda Kiisk (Presenter) Nancy Meislahn (Presenter) Alan November (Presenter) Josh Reckord (Presenter) Phil Stroup (Presenter) Deb Welch (Presenter)

VIETNAM

John Burns (Individual Member)

Visit the EARCSOS website for the complete list of delegates. www.earcos.org/eac2008

Proud to announce the

7th EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2009 Theme: Our Global Impact: My Responsibility Service, Stewardship, and Sustainability Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia March 25-28, 2009 www.earcos.org/etc2009

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