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EARCOS Board Members & Staff About EARCOS The East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools is an organization of 113 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than 82,000 pre-K to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 111 associate members— textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc— and 21 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 Sean O’Maonaigh Vice President

Larry Jones Secretary

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.

Objectives and Purposes Tom Hawkins Treasurer

Anne Fowles Director at Large

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. To facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all associated schools.

Deidre Fischer Director at Large

Brent Mutsch Director at Large

To cooperate with other organizations and individuals pursuing the same objectives as this council.

EARCOS Staff

David Toze Director at Large

Connie Buford Regional Education Officer, East Asia

Vitz Baltero Administrative Assistant

EAC Conference Coordinator

Dick Krajczar Executive Director

Elaine Repatacodo

ETC Conference Coordinator

Robert Oldread Assistant Director Edzel Drilo

Webmaster/Newsletter Weekend Workshop

Robert Viray Accountant

Ver Castro

Membership Coordinator IT Coordinator


Welcome Message from the EARCOS Board President Dear Delegates:

Welcome to the 2009 EARCOS Administrators’ Conference. This year, we are back for another “thrilla’ in Manila” as we gather together in this land of gracious hospitality in the heart of our region. With four decades of such conferences to boast, we are pleased yet again to have assembled an impressive slate of keynoters and workshop leaders which will no doubt stimulate an excellent learning experience. Special thanks to our CEO, Dick Krajczar, his new associate, Bill Oldread, and the stellar EARCOS office crew for their outstanding work in preparation for this conference. EARCOS has been blessed in recent years, as our region has largely enjoyed rapid economic growth despite gyrating global fortunes. In the past decade, our schools have generally thrived, while our membership has increased substantially. Even the most severe financial crisis of our lifetimes this past year has thus far not impacted us as deeply as we’d feared. Our resilience is in part due to the vibrant international learning community that we have become. We’ve learned that reaching out to one another, sharing good ideas and innovative practices, and offering support and advice when needed are all keys to our collective success. Guided by our strategic plan, including our mission, vision, and core values, EARCOS is intentionally striving to foster meaningful collaboration and enhanced learning for the students and adults in our schools.

Tim Carr

EARCOS President American School in Japan

Our conference theme, “Inspiring Students to Change the 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. This is one audacious mission, and it is exactly the one that we need right now. 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. Our keynote speakers, Jesper Koll, Geoff Green, and Alan AtKisson, 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. Thank you in advance for your active participation and for helping our conference theme to become a reality. Dear Delegates:

Warmly, Tim Carr American School in Japan EARCOS President

Welcome to the EARCOS Administrators’ Conference (EAC) 2009 and the Edsa Shangri-La Manila. The theme, “Inspiring Students to Change the World,” is a major task in all of our EARCOS schools. It is exciting to be back in Manila, the home to three EARCOS member schools and where our home office is located at the Brent School. This September 26, Manila had its worst flooding in 40 years. Many of our schools contributed to various organizations to help fund recovery projects, and I am happy that we are here to support the Manila economy in the aftermath of Typhoon Ondoy. Our host schools for this conference are I.S. Manila headed by David Toze and Brent International School headed by Dick Robbins. They have assisted with much of the logistics for which we are grateful. The Philippine hospitality is reflected in having former President Fidel V. Ramos open our conference. The EAC has three excellent keynote presenters in Jesper Koll, (board member, ASIJ) Alan AtKisson, Geoff Green; 10 preconference offerings, and 108 workshop sessions, geared to meet the needs of our administrators and boards of trustees. EARCOS appreciates our administrators who have volunteered to present workshops. We also appreciate the International School of Kuala Lumpur board chair, Martin Rushworth, for working with John Littleford to facilitate the board member workshop. These efforts help to make EARCOS the great organization that it is.

Richard Krajczar EARCOS Executive Director

Thanks to Tim Carr, our board president, and members of the EARCOS board for their leadership and vision. They provide invaluable guidance in implementing our strategic plan which is in its fourth 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 colleagues, providing service and direction 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 sponsorship that help us provide the best conference possible. Thanks to our staff of Bill, Vitz, Elaine, 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 EARCOS Administrators’ Conference 2009

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Table of Contents 2 3 5 6 8-9 10-11 12 14

EARCOS Board Members & Staff Welcome Message from the EARCOS Board President & EARCOS Executive Director Conference at a Glance EARCOS Strategic Plan Meeting & Banquets-Floor Plan EARCOS Registration Information EARCOS Board Meeting Preconferences Welcome Orientation for New Heads of EARCOS and EARCOS Board Opening Cocktail Reception Catholic / Protestant Service 1st Day of Conference, November 1, 2009 Welcome to Delegates Welcome Remarks by President Fidel V. Ramos, Former President of the Philippines Keynote Address by JESPER KOLL School Board Preconference EARASBO Preconference

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Session 1 Session 2 MRISA Lunch Meeting IASAS Lunch Meeting ACAMIS Lunch Meeting JCIS Lunch Meeting Brent International School Administrators’ Meeting Annual General Meeting (for EARCOS Heads only) Job-a-Likes Filipiniana Night- Bazaar... Reception The Bayanihan, the National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines, will perform. Breakfast Meeting for Heads of A/OS Assisted Schools WASC Breakfast Meeting for EARCOS Accreditation Committee

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Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Evening Free Tours ISS Head of School Meeting Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools

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2nd Day of Conference, November 2, 2009 Film Showing: Shanghai EARCOS Film Festival International School Manila Dance Co. Featuring “DALAGANG FILIPINA“ Opening Remarks / Announcements Keynote Address by ALAN ATKISSON Leadership Seminar- USF/ Washington State University Athletic Directors’ Institute

3rd Day of Conference, November 3, 2009 Opening Entertainment by Brent School APAC Choir Opening Remarks / Announcements Keynote Address by GEOFF GREEN Leadership Seminar- USF/ Washington State University Athletic Directors’ Institute

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Session 6 Session 7 Special Session: Associate Members’ Presentations Session 8 APAC Head of Schools / Athletic Directors’ Meeting Session 9 Cocktail Reception and Welcome to Exhibitors and EARCOS Board Members GALA Dinner

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Wenesday, November 4, 2009 MARILYN GEORGE / MARGARET ALVAREZ / DAVID L. FLYNN Serving on a CIS, CIS/WASC or CIS/NEASC Visiting Committee

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Presenters’ Biography Conference Delegates

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


Conference at a Glance EARCOS Registration Desk Hour October 29, 2009 October 30, 2009 October 31, 2009 November 1, 2009

Location: Basilan 13:00-19:00 07:00-22:00 07:00-19:00 07:00-18:00

Thursday, October 29, 2009 EARCOS BOARD MEETING 08:30-16:00 Friday, October 30, 2009 08:30-16:30 Council of International Schools Board Meeting International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU 08:30-16:00 Leadership Through Partnership (LTP- Open to EARCOS Heads & School Board Chairs ONLY) 08:30-16:30 WASC TRAINING - WASC Focus on Learning Accreditation Training 08:30-17:00 APAC Athletic Directors’ Meeting 17:00-18:30 ACAMIS Board Meeting Saturday, October 31, 2009 08:30-17:00 APAC Athletic Directors’ Meeting PRECONFERENCES 08:30-14:30 08:30-16:00 08:30-16:00

08:30-16:00

16:15 17:30-18:00 19:00-21:00

WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training School Board Preconference Business Managers’ Preconference (EARASBO) Bambi Betts - Effective Teacher Evaluation for Improved Learning Lynne Coleman - Facilitative Leadership: Leading Engaged, Collaborative Groups in Realizing the School’s Mission and Vision Bill Kenta / Josh Reckord - Building an Organizational Toolkit for School Leaders Mike Miller(CASE) - Competing for the Big Bucks: Oh Yes We Can! Maureen Neihart - Teaching the Inner Game of High Achievement Chris Toy - School Leadership for a Culture of Learning in the 21st Century Leadership Seminar - USF/WSU Council of International Schools - AGM General Meeting Welcome Orientation for New Heads of EARCOS Schools and EARCOS Board Opening Cocktail Reception

Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 1st Day of Conference 07:15 Protestant Service To be led by David Wilcox Catholic Service 08:00-08:30 Welcome to Delegates Tim Carr, EARCOS President / Dr. Connie Buford, Regional Officer, Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State / Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director Welcoming Remarks President Fidel V. Ramos, Former President of the Philippines 08:30-09:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: JESPER KOLL Title: Post Crisis Global Realities —From Kamikase Capitalism Towards What? Sponsored by International Schools Services (ISS) 08:00-16:30 Hospitality Lounge by SODEXO 08:30-16:30 APPLE Open Lab 08:30-16:30 Leadership Seminar University of San Francisco / Washington State University 09:30-10:00 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by: LEHIGH University 10:00-16:30 School Board Preconference (Continued) 10:00-16:30 EARASBO Business Managers’ Preconference, continued 10:00-11:15 SESSION 1 11:20-12:30 SESSION 2 12:30-13:45 MRISA Lunch Meeting IASAS Lunch Meeting ACAMIS Lunch Meeting JCIS Lunch Meeting BRENT International School Administrators’ Meeting 13:45-14:30 Annual General Meeting (for EARCOS Heads only) 13:45-16:30 Job-a-Likes

15:30-16:00 19:00-22:00

Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by FAST TRAIN FILIPINIANA NIGHT Bazaar... Reception and “The Bayanihan the National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines” will perform.

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 2nd Day of Conference 06:45-07:45 Breakfast Meeting for Heads of A/OS Assisted Schools WASC Breakfast Meeting for EARCOS Accreditation Committee 08:00-16:30 Hospitality Lounge by SODEXO 08:00-08:10 Film Showing: Shanghai EARCOS Film Festival 08:10-08:20 International School Manila Dance Company Featuring “DALAGANG FILIPINA” 08:20-08:30 Opening Remarks / Announcements Morning Greetings by Dick Krajczar and Sean O’Maonaigh, EARCOS Board 08:30-09:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ALAN ATKISSON Title: Big Lessons from a Small Planet: How to Put Sustainability and Systems Thinking to Work in your School Sponsored by Insurance Services International 08:00-16:30 APPLE Open Lab 08:00-16:30 Leadership Seminar University of San Francisco / Washington State University 09:30-10:00 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by: Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) 10:00-11:15 Athletic Directors’ Institute 10:00-11:15 SESSION 3 11:25-12:25 SESSION 4 12:30-13:00 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by GBG / TIECARE 13:00-14:00 SESSION 5 14:00 Evening Free 14:30 TOURS (Sign up at the registration desk) 14:15-16:30 ISS Head of Schools Meeting - ROB AMBROGI Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 3rd Day of Conference 06:45-07:45 Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools 08:00-16:30 Hospitality Lounge by SODEXO 08:00-08:10 Opening Entertainment by Brent School APAC Choir 08:10-08:30 Opening Remarks / Announcements Morning Greetings by Larry Jones, EARCOS Board 08:30-09:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: GEOFF GREEN Title: Inspiring Generation “G“ Sponsored by BUFFALO STATE, SUNY 08:30-16:30 APPLE Open Lab 08:30-16:30 Leadership Seminar University of San Francisco / Washington State University 09:30-10:00 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by: X2 Development Corporation 10:00-12:45 Athletic Directors’ Institute 10:00-11:15 SESSION 6 11:30-12:30 SESSION 7 12:30-13:45 Lunch Sponsored by: University of San Francisco & PERKINS EASTMAN 12:30-13:45 Special Session: Associate Members’ Presentations 13:45-15:00 SESSION 8 14:00-15:00 APAC Head Of Schools / Athletic Directors’ Meeting 15:10-16:15 SESSION 9 16:00-18:00 WASC: Serving as a Visiting Committee Member 17:30-18:30 Cocktail Reception Reception and Welcome to Exhibitors and EARCOS Board Members 19:00 *** Gala Dinner*** Wednesday, November 4, 2009 08:30-16:30 Marilyn George / Margaret Alvarez / David L. Flynn Serving on a CIS, CIS/WASC or CIS/NEASC Visiting Committee

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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: - Provide targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for member communities. - Engage adults and students in learning activities across the region that will promote friendship, understanding, and global citizenship. - Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster greater access to expertise. - Connect schools, communities, and individuals through the use of technology to promote collaboration, communication, intercultural understanding, and access to broader educational opportunities. - Conduct and communicate research and archive relevant data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices.

STRATEGY C Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise. - EARCOS develops collaborative relationships with external organization 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. 4. EARCOS supports data driven decision-making through the use of electronic survey instruments

In accomplishing its mission and vision, EARCOS will play a prominent leadership role throughout the global educational community.

STRATEGY E Conduct relevant research and communicate resulting data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices.

Strategies and List of Results

- EARCOS sponsored grant process financially supports action research by and for EARCOS members pertinent to the educational process in Asia.

STRATEGY A Provide specific targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for various member communities.

Core Values

1. List serves/web page resources facilitate inter-school communication regarding issues relevant to specific disciplines or job categories. 2. 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. 3. Consortiums of schools, based on professional development interests and needs, collaboratively identify and support the best practices. 4. Faculty in EARCOS schools share expertise to support targeted professional development needs at the school site. 5. A cohort of trained, affordable facilitators is available to work with boards and trustees throughout the region. 6. EARCOS facilitates a mentor program for new school heads and new principals. 7. EARCOS, through its aspiring leadership programs, encourages its members to pursue leadership positions. 8. Offering a greater choice of breadth and/or depth at the major annual conferences, EARCOS develops new and varied formats for conferences.

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.

STRATEGY B Engage students and adults in learning activities across the region that will foster friendship, understanding, and global citizenship.

All member schools use EARCOS as their primary resource for the professional development of their learning community.

1. EARCOS sponsors an annual student leadership conference. 2. Student service projects are recognized and supported by Global Citizen Awards and grant program for students and adults. 3. EARCOS facilitates virtual education projects that support student learning, foster friendship, understanding, leadership, and intellectual challenge.

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Goals

EARCOS activities positively impact intercultural understanding.


Meeting & Banquets - Floor Plan

Shangri-La Hotel Manila, Philippines

The Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Manila is the only five-star deluxe city-resort convention hotel in Manila, Philippines. Situated at the Ortigas Centre in Mandaluyong City, the hotel sits adjacent to two major shopping complexes, and is a short taxi ride from the Makati Central Business District and Manila International Airport. The hotel offers two towers containing 632 incredible guest rooms and suites, each with views of Manila’s city splendor or Edsa Shangri-La’s tropical garden. Four international restaurants and an array of private lounges offer guests numerous locales in which to dine and experience the unique Asian culture Edsa Shangri-La offers. These amenities combine with the recently launched CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La to provide guests with an exceptionally high level of elegance and personal service.

Garden Wing Ballroom

Garden Wing Function Room

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Meeting & Banquets - Floor Plan

Tower Wing Function Rooms

Tower Wing Ballrooms EARCOS Administrators’ Conference 2009

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REGISTRATION Room October 29, 2009 October 30, 2009 October 31, 2009 November 1, 2009 08:30-16:00

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

BASILAN BASILAN BASILAN BASILAN

EARCOS REGISTRATION EARCOS REGISTRATION EARCOS REGISTRATION EARCOS REGISTRATION

Thursday, October 29, 2009 EARCOS BOARD MEETING

08:30-16:30

SAMPAGUITA

Friday, October 30, 2009 Council of International Schools Board Meeting

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MANILA

International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University

ROSAL

08:30-16:00

LEADERSHIP THROUGH PARTNERSHIP (LTP- Open to EARCOS Heads & School Board Chairs ONLY) JOHN LITTLEFORD Establishing an Effective Successful Relationship Between the Head and Chair This program focuses on the key elements of a healthy, successful working partnership between heads and board chairs including: agreement on the frequency and method of communications; the principles of good practice; the appropriate evaluation of the head, the chair and the board overall, and the damaging behaviors to avoid.

KAMIA

08:30-16:30

WASC TRAINING WASC Focus on Learning Accreditation 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 student learning goals 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.

SANTAN

08:30-17:00

APAC ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ MEETING

17:00-18:30

ACAMIS BOARD MEETING

SAMPAGUITA LUBANG

Saturday, October 31, 2009 08:30-17:00

APAC ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ MEETING

SAMPAGUITA

PRECONFERENCES 08:30-14:30

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

BATANES 1

08:30-16:00

SCHOOL BOARD PRECONFERENCE Facilitator: JOHN LITTLEFORD Board Governance 101: Maximizing and Enjoying Your New Trustee Role Powerful case studies will illustrate how trustees function effectively and avoid common pitfalls. The workshop will review the principles of good practice including: terms for trustees and chairs; the role of the key subcommittees; managing leadership transition; thinking and acting strategically and avoiding micromanagement; and understanding appropriate boundaries and channels.

KAMIA

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Saturday, October 31, 2009 PRECONFERENCES 08:30-16:00

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BUSINESS MANAGERS’ PRECONFERENCE (EARASBO) (continues on Sunday after Keynote) Facilitators: SARAH DAIGNAULT / MARC LEVINSON Business Officers’ Institute This session will be an interactive session with the attendees and the faculty. The morning will begin with a case study that focuses on the major financial aspects of operating a school in challenging economic times. This will lead into a discussion of the current financial situations in EARCOS schools as well as an examination of the role of the business manager. The afternoon will be focused on developing best practices in the area of HR and employment law. What are current practices in EARCOS schools? What should business managers and schools be doing in this critical area? Is there a teacher shortage? How do you work to retain the staff you want?

SANTAN

BAMBI BETTS Effective Teacher Evaluation for Improved Learning The data are consistent from every source. Quality teaching is the most essential ingredient in an effective school. So how do school leaders best contribute to ensuring quality in the classroom through appraisal? This workshop is designed to provide those involved in the evaluation or appraisal of teachers in international schools with a set of practical skills for putting an effective evaluation program in place designed to have maximum impact on student learning.

PALAWAN 2

It will be useful to school heads, principals and other school leaders who evaluate and supervise educators. Through a series of active learning opportunities, participants will explore answers to the following questions: * What are the purposes of teacher evaluation? * What are the essential components of an effective evaluation program? * What criteria should be used to evaluate teacher performance and progress? * What are the inherent problems and issues of evaluation programs? * What data sources are most effective? * Are there unique features of teacher evaluation programs in international schools? * What are the key learnings from teacher evaluation research from the last decade? LYNNE COLEMAN Facilitative Leadership: Leading Engaged, Collaborative Groups in Realizing the School’s Mission and Vision We will look at the administrator as the steward of adult learning in the school and community. Participants will examine adult learning theory: how is it that adults learn, and how do processes and protocols help support productive and efficient learning in the school and community. Through the day, participants will 1. Learn and practice strategies to engage administrators, teacher leaders, and other community members in the work of the school 2. Select from among a variety of protocols to design and facilitate effective, efficient agendas 3. Put the adults in your organization in the center of their own learning in order to improve student learning 4. Learn and practice ways of looking at data that provide focus and power to school improvement efforts

LUBANG

BILL KENTA / JOSH RECKORD Building an Organizational Toolkit for School Leaders Tools, techniques, and organizational strategies to use in challenging times... Participants will receive tools for problem solving, decision-making, handling difficult others, and improving communication and capacity in organizations. A prime focus will be on how we can build a core cadre/team for organizational development support within your organization and the EARCOS region.

BORACAY 2

MIKE MILLER (CASE) Competing for the Big Bucks: Oh Yes We Can! Major gift fund-raising is the backbone of a successful advancement effort accounting for 80+ percent of annual funds, 90+ percent of capital campaigns, and a significant portion of special events. Increasing numbers of international schools are establishing ongoing major or leadership gifts programs in the belief that prospects (both individuals and corporations) give the most when the approach is customized and timed to meet their personal interests, needs, and circumstances. Every major gift/leadership donor is different, and therefore, it follows that every major gift solicitation is different…some consider each “ask” a mini-campaign in its own right. What are the common elements of a successful solicitation? What activities and structures ensure success? In this preconference workshop participants will get tools for major/leadership gift prospect identification and research, rating and screening, as well as tips for fostering a school environment that embraces philanthropy, starting with the head and the board. We will explore how to set appointments, strategies for making major gift “asks,” when to successfully use your head and board, and how to incorporate the all-important components of cultivation, recognition, and stewardship into your already busy day. The ultimate goal is for participants to leave with the tools they need to start or enhance an international school major gifts program.

MACTAN 2

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Saturday, October 31, 2009 PRECONFERENCES 08:30-16:00

08:30-16:00 16:15

MAUREEN NEIHART Teaching the Inner Game of High Achievement What do coaches, trainers, athletes, and musicians know about talent development that most educators ignore? They know that making the transition from ability to achievement takes more than talent and hard work. It requires psychological readiness —mental and emotional competencies that drive performance. They know that these skills are not innate, but can be cultivated and shaped. To help talented young people negotiate the sometimes grueling terrain of talent development, we need to provide them with more than academic skills. We need to equip them with psychological tools they can draw on when the going gets tough. This hands-on workshop will describe seven mental competencies that drive performance and demonstrate practical strategies for developing them. This participatory workshop aims to build participants’ skills in coaching talented people to high performance.

BORACAY 1

CHRIS TOY School Leadership for a Culture of Learning in the 21st Century Participants in this workshop will clarify their own and colleagues’ vision of learning with technology. Activities will model leadership strategies for supporting faculties in using technology for learning. Administrators will reflect on their roles as educational leaders in the 21st century. They will then transfer and apply workshop activities and online tools to their own work as school leaders. Participants should bring laptops.

MACTAN 1

LEADERSHIP SEMINAR University of San Francisco / Washington State University Council of International Schools - AGM General Meeting

Welcome Orientation for

17:30-18:00

New Heads of EARCOS Schools and EARCOS Board

Opening Cocktail Reception

19:00-21:00

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

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ROSAL PALAWAN 1

Dr. Krajczar’s SUITE (check at the registration desk)

ISLA BALLROOM


Sunday, November 1, 2009 1st Day of Conference 07:15

08:00-08:30

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Protestant Service To be led by David Wilcox Catholic Service

PALAWAN 3 PALAWAN 1

Welcome to Delegates ISLA BALLROOM Tim Carr, EARCOS President / Dr. Connie Buford, Regional Officer, Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State / Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director Welcoming Remarks President Fidel V. Ramos, Former President of the Philippines

08:30-09:30

Introduction of the Speaker: ROGER HOVE

Keynote Address

Sponsored by

ISLA BALLROOM

Jesper Koll Post Crisis Global Realities —From Kamikase Capitalism Towards What? What forces will shape the future global outlook? Was it markets that failed, greedy investors, corrupt corporate leaders, or bad government? Can a future crisis be prevented? Can Asia move from global factory to true global leader? What tools do future leaders need? Where will they come from and who will pay for their education? Biography:

A noted economist, financial analyst, and investor, Jesper Koll is the president and CEO of Tantallon Research Japan KK, a Tokyo-based investment advisory firm he set up in June 2007. Koll has been researching and investing in Japan since becoming a resident in 1986. Previously, he served as the chief economist of Merrill Lynch Japan for eight years. Before that, he was a managing director at the Tiger Fund, and before that he was the head of research and chief economist for JP Morgan in Tokyo. For the first three years of his Japan experience, he worked as an aide to a member of parliament. Over the past decade, Koll has been consistently ranked as one of the top Japan strategists. His analysis and insights have earned him a spot on several Japanese government advisory committees. He has written two books in Japanese, Towards a New Japanese Golden Age and The End of Heisei Deflation. He is also one of the few non-Japanese members of the Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives. Jesper has a masters degree from the School of Advanced and International Studies at John Hopkins University and was a research fellow at both Tokyo University and Kyoto University. He is a graduate of the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific. He is married to Kathy Matsui and their two children have been at ASIJ since pre-K.

BOHOL

08:00-16:30

Hospitality Lounge by

08:30-16:30

APPLE Open Lab

08:30-16:30

LEADERSHIP SEMINAR University of San Francisco / Washington State University

09:30-10:00

TEA & COFFEE BREAK

10:00-16:30

SCHOOL BOARD PRECONFERENCE (Continued) Facilitator: JOHN LITTLEFORD, Assisted by TIM CARR and School Board Chair 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.

10:00-16:30

EARASBO BUSINESS MANAGERS’ PRECONFERENCE (Continued) Facilitator: SARAH DAIGNAULT / MARC LEVINSON

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SULU ROSAL

Sponsored by: KAMIA

(LUNCH: GARDEN WING)

SANTAN

(LUNCH: GARDEN WING)


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Sunday, November 1, 2009 Session 1

Session 1

10:00-11:15

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LYNNE COLEMAN / FRANCES HENSLEY Leadership Develop School Norms to Improve Culture and Increase Buy-in If you don’t set norms explicitly, teams develop them implicitly – whether teachers, administrators, or support staff. It’s the way people are. Educational leaders can help teams positively shape the ways in which they work together and, in the process, enrich the nature of the team-effort required to make that vision come alive. All teams have norms but often the norms have not been discussed. When norms are the product of explicit group collaboration, owned by the group and revisited often, they provide common, agreed-upon expectations among team members—all of which leads to increased efficiency and effectiveness of teams’ work across the organization. Participants in this session will examine the content and context that make team norms successful and experience sample processes that build those norms and maintain them over time.

LUBANG

DJ CONDON / KAREN ROHRS Teacher Compensation Career Structure: One School’s Initiative to Support and Reward Excellence in Teaching Hong Kong International School (HKIS) is a private international school that offers an American style curriculum to families from over 40 different nationalities. The school made a decision in 2005 to move to a knowledge and skills based compensation system. The intention­—to reward teachers for increased knowledge and skills, differentiate salary on the basis of performance and provide teachers with an economic incentive to remain in the classroom. The primary purpose of Career Structure has been to enhance teacher effectiveness, thereby increasing student learning. This system, based on best practice and research, maintains a strong focus on teachers’ continued professional growth and increased demonstration of designated HKIS knowledge and skill areas. By targeting specific knowledge and skills and then aligning both professional development and compensation funds with those knowledge and skills, the school aims to allocate its resources to that which it values most: teacher effectiveness, with the ultimate goal of increased student learning. This session will explore the design and transition processes.

MACTAN 2

Ethics TOM FARRELL Ethics in America — What Do We Do? Ethics have become the major issues for Americans and governments and businesses in all parts of the world. Ethics must be discussed openly, and character education must be successfully implemented in schools if we expect to experience positive change. Tom Farrell will discuss the differences between right vs. wrong and right vs. right and the role this plays in determining ethical behavior. Much of his information is based on the teachings of Rush Kidder from the Institute for Global Ethics.

BATANES 2

WALT GMELCH Time Management Managing Management Time Many principals and superintendent/headmasters begin their careers without personal leadership training, without a clear understanding of the time demands, without knowing the conflict inherent in the position, and without an awareness of the stress and demands on their careers and personal lives. This workshop will focus on strategies school leaders can use to balance leadershipscholarship and personal-professional challenges. Specifically, participants will: 1. Explore “the call” to leadership and trade-offs in leadership positions; 2. Identify and manage common time traps; 3. Learn how to manage their management molecule; and 4. Balance their personal and professional lives.

PALAWAN 3

MARGARET ALVAREZ (CIS) / DAVID FLYNN (NEASC) / MARILYN GEORGE (WASC) Accreditation 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.

BATANES 1

TOM HAWKINS / TAMERA FILLINGER / PEGGY SHAW Governance When Boards go from “Good to Great”… This workshop will focus on what effective school boards can do to stay engaged and truly help make a good school great. Five strategies for increasing board effectiveness will be presented by trustees and head of school: creating a Trustee Development Committee, creating a Futures Committee, planning for trustee sustainability, using Chait’s “Governance by Leadership” as a framework, and focus on the Strategic Plan.

MACTAN 1

JESPER KOLL Post Crisis Global Realities—From Kamikase Capitalism Towards What? An interactive exchange following on from the keynote presentation.

Global Economics ISLA BALLROOM

BOB TSCHANNEN-MORAN Supervision Evocative Coaching Can Transform Schools How we talk to each other creates the context for how we work together. Evocative coaching represents a new model for guiding performance-oriented learning conversations. Instead of the old “tell-and-sell” model, evocative coaching emphasizes story, empathy, inquiry, and strategy. The model gets people excited about finding solutions that work.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009 Session 1 MAUREEN NEIHART Coaching Teaching the Inner Game of High Achievement What do coaches, trainers, athletes, and musicians know about talent development that most educators ignore? They know that making the transition from ability to achievement takes more than talent and hard work. It requires psychological readiness ­—mental and emotional competencies that drive performance. They know that these skills are not innate, but can be cultivated and shaped. To help young people negotiate the sometimes grueling terrain of talent development, we need to provide them with more than academic skills. We need to equip them with psychological tools they can draw on when the going gets tough. This interactive session will describe seven mental competencies that drive performance and discuss strategies for developing them.

BORACAY 1

21st Century Learning TYLER SHERWOOD (Apple) Reaching your Community as a School Leader This session is a hands-on workshop focused on Apple’s iLife applications designed to help school leaders make full use of the media and tools available to them to communicate effectively with their school community.

SULU

Data Analysis JENNIFER SPARROW Data 101: Developing a Basic Understanding of Data Analysis in the Classroom Research shows that using data to inform decisions in the classroom positively impacts learning and helps teachers “work smarter, not harder.” Yet this is still an area where many teachers struggle. This workshop will focus on structures, strategies, and tools that can help teachers make the link between assessment results and instruction. Specific content includes: Bedrock Principles of Data Analysis, an overview of the Data-Driven Decision Making Protocol, and overview of Data Teams.

PALAWAN 2

Global Citizen JILL SPERANDIO What in the World is a Global Citizen? (STRAND) This session will look at current understandings and definitions of global citizenship, and methods of leading discussions at the school level to incorporate the concept in a meaningful way into school vision and practice.

PALAWAN 1

JEFF UTECHT / CHRIS TOY / ANDREW TORRIS COHORT - “Meaningful Learning and Leadership in a Digital World“

BORACAY 2

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CANDY FRESACHER Time Management Time Management Administration of a school requires incredible organizational skills. Learn more effective ways to use your time so “extra” time is available for activities you want to do. Knowing time management skills and implementing them are two different matters. Find out as well what motivates you to make the needed changes.

BATANES 1

BILL GERRITZ / KEVIN BARTLETT Supervision Vital Questions for International School Leaders Vital Question #1: How do we develop really productive teacher evaluation approaches—ones that focus on student learning in diverse communities and support continuous improvement of teaching practices? This is the first of three independent sessions. As leaders, we regularly talk about new models, finding better ways, thinking outside the box. And then revert to the familiar. This session offers an innovative professional development format for international school administrators. Not a ‘training session,’ not a series of lectures, rather a structured sharing of real solutions to some serious questions for all international school leaders. Two widely known international school heads, who have been rigorously seeking answers in their own schools, will lead participants through an exploration of the questions. Participants will hear solutions, dialogue about their own experiences, really attempt to ‘push the envelope’ on these vital questions. Detailed notes of the dialogue will be emailed to all participants following the event.

MACTAN 2

ALAN KNOBLOCH Brain + Gender Boys and Girls Learn Differently Brain research has shown that boys and girls brains are wired differently. This has a direct impact on their preferred style of learning. Workshop participants will learn how to use this knowledge to improve their students’ academic performance. Common learning issues will be presented along with solutions participants can use in their schools right away.

MINDORO (2nd Floor)

JESPER KOLL School Funding Asia’s Boom and Challenges To Your School’s Vision, Mission, and Finances What forces are likely to shape the future economics of education in Asia? How can your school best prepare for the new economic realities?

PALAWAN 2

DAVE MCMASTER / JOHN D’ARCY Global Citizen Global Citizenship and Digital Technologies in the 21st Century (STRAND) School leaders are tasked with empowering teachers to create classrooms that educate children for global citizenship. That is easier said than done because it takes more than a paradigm shift to actually create 21st century classrooms. We will present examples of how CDNIS teachers are using digital technologies to develop responsible global citizens.

PALAWAN 1

STEVE MEADE / MARK JENKINS Supervision Supervision for Learning: A Collaborative Process to Improve Student Learning Traditional supervision and evaluation models have focused on teacher practice. However, good teaching does not always presuppose great learning. In this workshop explore a new model of supervision that places learning at its centre, is collaborative and draws on the three big ideas of Professional Learning Community. Explore the issues of implementation and capacities required to sustain this formative model for teacher professional growth.

MACTAN 1

MIKE MILLER Development - Volunteers The Care and Feeding of Volunteers How do you identify, recruit, manage, and retain exemplary volunteers? More importantly, how do you keep these key members of your team motivated, engaged, rewarded, and recognized? Well-informed and well-trained volunteers can make the difference between a successful international school advancement program and an unsuccessful one. They serve as terrific role models to the school community and by their service help moderate program expenses. Discuss strategies for working with your volunteers—from start to finish. And yes, even how to “fire” a volunteer will be covered.

BORACAY 2

MAGGIE MOON Literacy Literacy Coaches, Mentor Teachers, and Teacher Leaders: How to Build Capacity from Within This workshop will detail the importance of having a literacy coach based within a school building, as well as give suggestions for how to involve mentor teachers, when the position has not yet been created.

LUBANG

MEGAN TSCHANNEN-MORAN Leadership Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools Come deepen your understanding of the dynamics of trust in your school and the importance of cultivating a community rooted in trust. Trust is powerfully related to the outcomes a school can achieve. Issues of betrayal and revenge will be explored as well as the path to rebuilding broken trust.

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12:30-13:45

MAUREEN NEIHART Special / Gifted Education Helping Multiexceptional Students Succeed: What does it take? This session provides an overview of the recent research regarding effective supports and interventions for students who demonstrate very high potential and also have learning problems such as autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorder, or specific learning disabilities, etc. Emphasis is on practical application of the research in the classroom setting. The session is designed for those who are seeking to update their skills and improve programming for multiexceptional students in their schools.

BORACAY 1

DENNIS SALE Learning Theory The Emerging Science of Learning: Reducing the Mystification of Highly Effective Teaching This workshop challenges the practical usefulness of existing paradigms of learning. In contrast, it offers a more empirical, practical, and creative approach to the design of learning experiences and teaching strategies, based on an emerging ‘science of learning.’ The approach applies equally in the face-to-face or online learning context.

BATANES 2

CHRIS TOY Technology Leadership Digital Storytelling for School Leaders Everyone loves stories! During this interactive workshop, Chris will model how school leaders can use storytelling to effectively engage their faculties and leadership teams in professional conversations around vision, change, and effective educational practices.

PALAWAN 3

LUNCH

LUNCH

L U N C H - Buffet Style in the Ballroom (TOWER WING)

MRISA LUNCH MEETING

CELSIUS

IASAS LUNCH MEETING

CALVIN

GARDEN BALLROOM 1 & 2

ACAMIS LUNCH MEETING

13:45-14:30

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11:20-12:30

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JCIS LUNCH MEETING

GARDEN BALLROOM 3

BRENT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS’ MEETING

GARDEN BALLROOM 4

Annual General Meeting (for EARCOS Heads only)

PALAWAN 2

Spring Heads’ Meeting 2010 Angkor Palace Siem Reap, Cambodia April 24-25, 2010

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Admissions Personnel

Christine Byrne International School of Ho Chi Minh City

High School Principals

Rena Mirkin and Garth Wyncoll Western Academy of Beijing / Brent International School Subic

MACTAN 2

Middle School Principals

Ron Roukema and Michael Callan Shanghai American School / International School of Kuala Lumpur

BORACAY 1

Elementary School Principals John Gaylord Seoul Foreign School

15:30-16:00

MACTAN 1

Curriculum Coordinators

Mark Jenkins Jakarta International School

DAPITAN

Development / Alumni

Stephanie Hagedorn International School Manila

LUBANG

I.T. Directors

Jeff Utecht International School Bangkok

Athletic / Activities Directors

Bob Connor International School of Bangkok

SAMPAGUITA

Board Members

Martin Rushworth International School of Kuala Lumpur

KAMIA 1 & 2

Human Resources

Michelle Mapua International School Manila

Heads Large Schools

Sharon Hennessy Taipei American School

BATANES 2

Heads Medium Schools

Ben Norton International Christian School-Hong Kong

BATANES 1

Heads Small Schools

Larry Jones Surabaya International School

BORACAY 2

TEA & COFFEE BREAK

19:00-22:00

SULU

RANKINE

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Filipiniana Night Bazaar... Reception and “The Bayanihan the National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines” will perform.

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Monday, November 2, 2009 2nd Day of Conference

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Breakfast Meeting for Heads of A/OS Assisted Schools

RANKINE

WASC Breakfast Meeting for EARCOS Accreditation Committee

CALVIN

08:00-16:30

Hospitality Lounge by

BOHOL

08:00-08:10

Film Showing: Shanghai EARCOS Film Festival

ISLA BALLROOM

08:10-08:20

International School Manila Dance Company Featuring “DALAGANG FILIPINA” by Richard Tann Ma. Eleanor Barlongay, Dance Director

ISLA BALLROOM

08:20-08:30

Opening Remarks / Announcements

ISLA BALLROOM

David Gran, Coordinator, Shanghai American School

Morning Greetings by Dick Krajczar and Sean O’Maonaigh, EARCOS Board

08:30-09:30

Introduction of the Speaker: HOWIE KRAVITZ

Keynote Address

Sponsored by Insurance

Services International

ISLA BALLROOM

Alan AtKisson Big Lessons from a Small Planet: How to Put Sustainability and Systems Thinking to Work in your School It is a great Race Against Time: global problems are growing exponentially ... but so are global solutions. Schools, as training laboratories for innovation, are positioned at a critical place in the race. International schools in East Asia have a particularly important role to play; as everybody now knows, these students may one day become presidents. And their parents are important actors in their communities. This keynote will focus on the powerful role that schools, and school leadership, can play in accelerating the transition to a sustainable world, using the “ISIS Method” (Indicators > Systems > Innovation > Strategy). Come prepared to take part in a “participatory keynote,” focused on clarifying your vision, inspiring your colleagues, and honing your skills at leading change. Biography:

Alan AtKisson is president of the AtKisson Group, a global sustainability consultancy, and co-president of the International Network of Resource Information Centers, aka “The Balaton Group.” He has worked at the leading edge of sustainability innovation and practice since 1988. His firm’s clients include global companies, governments, cities, educational institutions, and other organizations committed to sustainability leadership. He has a special passion for helping leaders lead change. His most recent book is “The ISIS Agreement: How Sustainability Can Improve Organizational Performance and Transform the World” (Earthscan, 2008). The AtKisson Group has worked with organizations throughout East Asia, and Alan will draw on case studies and examples, as well as his uniquely engaging presentation style. (Warning: presentations may include music!) SULU

08:00-16:30

APPLE Open Lab

08:00-16:30

LEADERSHIP SEMINAR University of San Francisco / Washington State University

09:30-10:00

TEA & COFFEE BREAK

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ALAN ATKISSON Sustainability Leadership Using ISIS: An Introduction to the ISIS Method and the Accelerator Tools (Workshop 1 in a series of 4) (STRAND) The ISIS Method is a powerful framework for structuring and sequencing sustainability programs. This workshop will provide you with an overview of the ISIS Method for doing sustainabiity (Indicators > Systems > Innovation > Strategy). It will also introduce you to the ISIS Accelerator, a set of tools designed to support educational and professional work in sustainability. The Accelerator tools are rapidly being adopted by schools, public agencies, and companies throughout East Asia. With a mixture of presentation, case studies, and short interactive exercises, participants will get an orientation to the full sequence of ISIS-related techniques. (Note: This workshop also serves as an introduction to a special four-workshop series being offered at EAC09 at EARCOS request. If taken together, these workshops are a condensed version of our ISIS Academy training intensives on the use of the ISIS Method and ISIS Accelerator tools. However, you are also welcome to attend any individual workshop as a stand-alone experience.)

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BAMBI BETTS LEADERSHIP STRAND Focus on Learning Effective Leadership Strategies for Keeping the Focus on Learning: “Create a Culture of Accountability” Like it or not, there IS a bottom line in schools—learning. It is clearly the job of the school leader to INSIST — that’s right, INSIST—that learning results are the driver for all organizational and instructional decisions. Somehow we must move our profession beyond the traditional fear of and reluctance toward holding ourselves accountable for learning. This session examines the key things that leaders can do to create such a positive ‘culture’ of accountability.

PALAWAN 2

School Finance SARAH DAIGNAULT / MARC LEVINSON School Finance in Times of Financial Uncertainty What are the roles for the board and the head during trying times? How do you preserve the mission of the school when the economy is placing stresses on the financial model? How does the school develop collaborative problem solving methods involving the head, the business manager, the board, and the academic leaders?

BATANES 1

THERESA CHAO / DALE COX Global Citizen Creating Connections: Host Country Opportunities to Enrich Language Study and Global Citizenship (STRAND) This presentation will focus on how to enrich student learning of host country language and culture and enhance global citizenship by creating innovative connections with the host country. Examples of possible connections will be presented, and how corporate and community partners can be engaged to facilitate the work.

MACTAN 1

Organizational Development BILL KENTTA / JOSH RECKORD Know Thy Self (Part 1) (STRAND) Explore your communication style in the workplace (i.e. your style when times are calm and when they are stormy). This session will include a style profile and practical tips and tools for working with different styles in the workplace. We will demonstrate and share tools for dealing with difficult others and explain difficulties others might have with your style. The session is limited to 50 people; please do not plan on attending the second half of the double session without attending the first.

BORACAY 2

JOSEPHINE KIM Understanding the needs of our Korean Students Distinct Culture, Unique People: Viewing Korean Students and their Parents through a Cultural Lens (Part 1) The influx of Korean students in overseas schools forces school administrators to understand their distinct culture and its implications on everyday behaviors and attitudes of Korean students and their parents. Increasing awareness of cultural and familiar norms and expectations can assist administrators in effectively servicing Korean students and their families. Special attention will be given to understanding the vast differences that exist between Eastern and Western cultures.

PALAWAN 3

ROBERT LANDAU Governance Reduce your Board Policy Manual to 5-7 Policies and Less than 10 Pages! This is not a TV informercial promising a money back guarantee. This is not the Carver Model. This IS a tested and proven model that ensures a strategic, policy-driven approach to governance. Robert Landau, director of the Western Academy of Beijing, will share the Strategic Policy Model developed at the International School of Prague (and other schools) and used successfully for over seven years. As Bogart said in Casablanca, “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” This could be the start of a beautiful partnership between the director and the board!

MACTAN 2

MIKE MILLER Development How Can I Get it All Done?: Creating the Successful Development Office Annual Calendar The phone rings, a ton of emails need reply, an urgent message from the head, someone pops in, a number of questions from volunteers, twenty-six new ideas. Everyone wants an answer, your time or something…right now! And you’re only one person. The agenda you had for yourself today hasn’t been touched and won’t be ‘til everyone else is gone. And the printing deadline…? Well, forget that. Sound familiar? Today’s practical session helps you create an annual operating calendar geared for success, minimal stress, and fun.

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Monday, November 2, 2009 Session 3 MAGGIE MOON / MAYA NELSON Literacy Lab Sites and Scheduling—Setting Teachers up to Learn with and from Each Other to Build Strong Reading and Writing Workshops This workshop will provide school leaders with a strong rationale as to why lab sites are the most progressive and effective uses of in-school PD time. It will also outline practical ways to get lab sites up and running, as well as how to best schedule time for these lab sites to occur.

LUBANG

BOB TSCHANNEN-MORAN Wellness Stress Proof Your Life What does stress have to do with your success as a school leader? Everything! After defining stress as stimulation, both positive and negative, participants in this workshop will learn how to better manage the key sources of stress: mental models, daily habits, communication patterns, and environmental conditions.

DAPITAN

JILL SPERANDIO Global Citizen Global Citizenship: The Brand of International Education (STRAND) In this session we consider how we can facilitate the growth of global citizen identity in our students. We consider which activities promote self-knowledge about global citizenship. What can schools do to promote and deliver on our guarantee of producing global citizens?

PALAWAN 1

Challenge Based Learning CHRIS TOY Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow — Today! (ACOT2): Innovating the 21st Century High School In today’s global economy, the literacy skills required of successful students has expanded to include such things as civic, health, financial, economic, business, entrepreneurial, and media literacy. Educators need to create the best possible learning environment for inspiring and engaging this generation of students, leveraging the trends of mobility, user created and distributed content, and web 2.0 enabled learning communities. This session will explore the ACOT2 design principles for innovating the 21st century high school environment, and introduce Challenge Based Learning.

SULU

JEFF UTECHT Technology Looking for Learning in the Digital Classroom Just because the laptops are open does that mean learning is occurring? We need to move beyond doing old activities in new ways to doing whole new activities that lead to deeper more meaningful learning. This session will help administrators learn what to look for in the digital classroom. Using new theories and new standards, administrators will walk away with a greater understanding of how digital tools change the learning landscape and allow for authentic learning experiences.

BORACAY 1

Session 3

10:00-11:15

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The 3rd Annual Global Issues Network Conference 2010 Chinese International School, Hong Kong March 19-21, 2010 website: http://earcosgin.ning.com/

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SARAH DAIGNAULT / MARC LEVINSON School Finance Fiduciary Responsibility in an Era of Transparency This is a phrase we all know, but what does it mean in the current environment that expects boards to operate in a climate of transparency? We will review the basic tenets of fiduciary responsibility and examine the new expectation placed on school financial operations.

BATANES 1

BILL GERRITZ / KEVIN BARTLETT Professional Development Vital Questions for International School Leaders Vital Questions #2: How can we systematically lead the transformation from teaching and input-centered schools to learning and output-centered schools? This is the second of three independent sessions. As leaders, we regularly talk about new models, finding better ways, thinking outside the box. And then revert to the familiar. This session offers an innovative professional development format for international school administrators. Not a ‘training session,’ not a series of lectures, rather a structured sharing of real solutions to some serious questions for all international school leaders. Two widely known international school heads, who have been rigorously seeking answers in their own schools, will lead participants through an exploration of the questions. Participants will hear solutions, dialogue about their own experiences, really attempt to ‘push the envelope’ on these vital questions. Detailed notes of the dialogue will be emailed to all participants following the event.

MACTAN 2

GEOFF GREEN Environmental Education Is there Nothing Left for our Youth to Discover? In this workshop, Geoff will explore the fact that there is so much more to discover. The future “explorers” will be those that help us better understand the Planet and find the ways that will allow us to live sustainably for generations to come. An unprecedented opportunity exists to engage the minds and imaginations of the next generation of young scientists and leaders, and to get the public to realize and understand just how important it is that we find alternatives to our addiction to fossil fuels. Geoff will address this risk our unbridled thirst for oil poses to our economy, climate, and quality of life.

ISLA BALLROOM 1

Organizational Development BILL KENTTA / JOSH RECKORD Know Thy Self (Part 2) (STRAND) Explore your communication style in the workplace (i.e. your style when times are calm and when they are stormy). This session will include a style profile and practical tips and tools for working with different styles in the workplace. We will demonstrate and share tools for dealing with difficult others and explain difficulties others might have with your style. The session is limited to 50 people; please do not plan on attending the second half of the double session without attending the first.

BORACAY 2

JOSEPHINE KIM Understanding the needs of our Korean Students Distinct Culture, Unique People: Viewing Korean Students and their Parents through a Cultural Lens (Part 2) The influx of Korean students in overseas schools forces school administrators to understand their distinct culture and its implications on everyday behaviors and attitudes of Korean students and their parents. Increasing awareness of cultural and familial norms and expectations can assist administrators in effectively servicing Korean students and their families. Special attention will be given to understanding the vast differences that exist between Eastern and Western cultures.

PALAWAN 3

JOHN LITTLEFORD Governance Healthy Interface with the Parent Driven Board A great challenge for school heads worldwide is managing the parent driven board whether appointed or elected. This workshop provides proven strategies for encouraging trustees to concentrate on strategic initiatives rather than intrude into the management realm. A productive board/head relationship results and heads serve longer, more effectively, and happily.

MACTAN 1

MEGAN TSCHANNEN-MORAN Leadership Building on Our Strengths: Using Appreciative Inquiry in Schools Appreciative Inquiry, a strength-based approach to transformational change, can assist schools to change at the speed of imagination. Through first-hand experiences of the 5-D cycle (Define, Discover, Dream, Design, Destiny), including paired interviews, theme identification, and provocative propositions, participants will develop the capacity for using AI to revitalize their schools.

DAPITAN

MAUREEN NEIHART Gifted The Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? This session reviews the major highlights from recent research on the social and emotional characteristics and needs of gifted students. Topics include peer relations, gender differences, depression, differences between moderately and highly gifted children, affiliation/achievement conflicts, and family dynamics that promote effort and achievement. The focus of the workshop is on implications for supportive interventions at home and at school.

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12:30-13:00

BLAIR PETERSON / DAVID SINCLAIR Leadership Technology Unpacking the ISTE’s NETS for Administrators The International Society for Education in Technology launched the new standards for administrators in June 2009. The five standards are: 1. Visionary Leadership; 2. Digital Age Culture; 3. Excellence in Professional Practice; 4. Systemic Improvement; 5. Digital Citizenship. Learn what these standards actually mean for you as a practicing school leader. The discussion focuses on how to transfer the written standards into action.

LUBANG

DENNIS SALE Curriculum Development Designing a Thinking Curriculum: A Whole Curriculum Approach to Developing Critical and Creative Thinking (Part 1) This workshop demonstrates the key design steps in developing a practical whole curriculum approach for promoting critical and creative thinking in any curriculum area. The framework has been developed over many years of applied research in systematically infusing thinking throughout the curriculum development cycle (e.g., learning outcomes, instructional methods, assessment).

BATANES 2

JILL SPERANDIO Global Citizen Delivering Our Mission: Operationalizing Global Citizenship (STRAND) How do we know if we are succeeding in helping our students develop the capacity for global citizenship? In this session we consider how we can assess global citizen development and help our students reflect on their progress toward it. How can administrators and teachers create curriculum that furthers the process?

PALAWAN 1

Leadership Technology CHRIS TOY It’s Not About the Box! Ten Lessons for School Leaders About Implementing Learning Technology Too many school leaders believe that simply providing computers or handheld devices for their faculties and students will result in state of the art 21st century schools. In this session we’ll take an interactive look at some of the key lessons gleaned from the successes and challenges of implementing learning technology projects.

PALAWAN 2

Alumni Relations BRENDA WHATELY Running Your First Annual Reunion Programme UWCSEA held its first annual 10, 20, 30 year anniversary alumni reunion in August 2008. This presentation will take a look at how we planned and implemented the reunion programme, what the challenges and benefits were found to be, and how we plan to move our event programme forward.

KAMIA 1

TEA & COFFEE BREAK

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Session 4

11:25-12:25

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The New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc.

ACCREDITATION: DEMANDING EXCELLENCE, HONORING DIFFERENCE Celebrating 125 years of serving schools and colleges

Brinton “Pete” Woodward, Jr., Director The Commission on American & International Schools Abroad 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730 USA www.neasc.org

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ALAN ATKISSON Sustainability Leadership Compass Schools: A New Program for Orienting toward Sustainability (Workshop 2 in the ISIS Academy series) The “Compass Schools” program, which is coordinated by the AtKisson Group, was initiated by schools and education leaders in Asia who have adopted the ISIS Compass (also known as the Sustainability Compass) as a curriculum and organizational planning that is particularly well suited to middle and secondary education. The ISIS Compass converts the “North, South, East, West” of a regular English-language compass into “Nature, Economy, Society, and Well-Being.” Based in scholarly research on sustainability, Compass is used as a guide in companies and government agencies as well. This workshop will introduce educators to Compass as a tool for education, and to the new program and network that has been launched to support and link users of these materials.

ISLA BALLROOM 1

Governance CHIP BARDER / BRENT MUTSCH The Role of the Head of School in Board Governance Best Practice When examining board governance best practice, the role of the head of school is often overlooked. When we come together as heads and the conversation begins about boards, there is no shortage of stories and tales of woe about dysfunctional boards and members who are problematic. Rarely is there discussion about what we as heads are doing (or not doing) that might be contributing to the problems we face. This workshop will examine what the head can do to support and facilitate best practice.

DAPITAN

BAMBI BETTS LEADERSHIP STRAND Focus on Learning “Ask the Right Questions, Use Data, Get Results” (STRAND: Effective Leadership Strategies for Keeping the Focus on Learning) Following on from the notion that positive accountability sets the stage for improved learning, this session focuses in on the specific skill of asking the right learning questions. ‘What shall we do differently next year is the wrong question. ‘Right’ questions always begin with what learning is going well and why and how did we get it? and ‘What learning could be better’? This session will offer a few simple tools for getting questions right and address the next step of what data would we need to move forward.

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Leadership LYNNE COLEMAN / FRANCES HENSLEY Leading Teachers in Looking at Student and Adult Work Come learn how to use protocols that engage and invite all participants to look deeply at the work of a school: unit plans, assessments, student work, and proposals for change. Sharing these with your administrative teams, faculty, or support staff as a means to do the work of the school, will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of meeting times and broaden the ownership of work toward desired outcomes. Protocols, which make space for all voices to be heard, require participants to trust in the ability of the group to find better answers than an individual can. These collaborative processes have proven their worth time and again in studies of effective organizations from both the business and the educational world. In this session, participants will look at the processes that shift the focus of meetings toward meaningful adult learning.

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Teacher Compensation DJ CONDON / KAREN ROHRS Career Structure: One School’s Initiative to Support and Reward Excellence in Teaching (Repeat) Hong Kong International School (HKIS) is a private International school that offers an American style curriculum, to families from over 40 different nationalities. The school made a decision in 2005 to move to a knowledge and skills based compensation system. The intention, to reward teachers for increased knowledge and skills, differentiate salary on the basis of performance and provide teachers with an economic incentive to remain in the classroom. The primary purpose of Career Structure has been to enhance teacher effectiveness, thereby increasing student learning. This system, based on best practice and research, maintains a strong focus on teachers’ continued professional growth and increased demonstration of designated HKIS Knowledge and Skill areas. By targeting specific knowledge and skills and then aligning both professional development and compensation funds with those knowledge and skills, the school aims to allocate its resources to that which it values most: teacher effectiveness, with the ultimate goal of increased student learning. This session will explore the design and transition processes.

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CANDY FRESACHER Wellness Stress Management Stress is part of the school administrator’s world. When everything works well, it is great; when an imbalance occurs stress can mean forgetfulness, indecision, anxiety, leading to health issues such as burn out. Find your best level of stress and what to do when stressful events become a burden.

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JILL RAVEN / GREG CURTIS Curriculum Development Walking the Talk: 21st Century Learning in Curriculum Design and Learning The words “21st Century learning” have become a cliche in the current landscape. They are often used in the abstract, as aspirations that are difficult to implement in a tangible way. This workshop will explore ways in which the International School of Beijing is attempting to operationalize the concepts of 21st century skills and approaches. Our model, Learning21@ISB, strives to articulate important modes of learning and working in our rapidly changing world, and to explicitly address the crucial skills needed for successful and rewarding lives for our students and the global community. We will look at the ways in which these ideals are embedded in curriculum design, mapping, assessment and as guiding principles for the overall learning environment. This workshop is suitable for school heads, curriculum directors, and school administration.

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Monday, November 2, 2009 Session 5 NANCY MEISLAHN HARGRAVE University Admissions U.S. University Admission and Financial Aid Update This session will review the undergraduate admissions and financial aid application process for international students applying to colleges and universities in the U.S. We will discuss how to best prepare your students for the application process and represent your schools to U.S. admission officers. Time will be reserved to cover current trends and other topics of interest. Sponsored by the Office of Overseas Schools.

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MAGGIE MOON Literacy The Building Blocks for a Strong Literacy Program—Components of Balanced Literacy This workshop will show school leaders what a full and balanced literacy program can look like in an international school, where literacy practices and student learning take center stage.

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MAUREEN NEIHART Exceptional Children Heart to Heart: Promoting Resilience in the Classroom One out of four at risk children achieves emotional health and social competence despite a history of adversity. How do they do it? Could more children be resilient? What would it take? The concept of resilience is not new, but its application to education is. Resilience means to achieve social competence and emotional health in spite of a history of adversity. There is little we can do to change the circumstances of a child’s history, social status, or home environment, but studies indicate that there is something we can do to help students develop the skills and attitudes they need to become resilient. This participatory session focuses on research supported strategies that can be used in the classroom to build resilience in our students, their families, and ourselves.

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Curriculum Development DENNIS SALE Designing a Thinking Curriculum: A Whole Curriculum Approach to Developing Critical and Creative Thinking (Part 2) This workshop demonstrates the key design steps in developing a practical whole curriculum approach for promoting critical and creative thinking in any curriculum area. The framework has been developed over many years of applied research in systematically infusing thinking throughout the curriculum development cycle (e.g., learning outcomes, instructional methods, assessment).

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IAN SUTHERLAND / DAVID HARRIS / DARREN PRICE Global Citizen Where is Global Citizenship in Your School? (STRAND) Global citizenship and internationalism are two terms that frequent the education community. However, when one looks beyond the surface, how much substance for these buzzwords is documented in the school? In a comparative case study, we looked for a clear definition of what these terms mean in specific contexts. Our research reports both survey perceptions and qualitative interviews to determine evidence in the actual written curriculum and the hidden curriculum. Our case study provides a sample of perception versus reality in international schools.

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JEFF UTECHT / CHRIS TOY / ANDREW TORRIS Meaningful Learning and Leadership in a Digital World (COHORT Reflection Time)

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TOURS (Sign up at the registration desk)

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Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools

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Opening Entertainment by Brent School APAC Choir Lulu Floresca, Coordinator

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Opening Remarks / Announcements

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Morning Greetings by Larry Jones, EARCOS Board 08:30-09:30

Introduction of the Speaker: LEAH LOVELESS

Keynote Address

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Geoff Green Inspiring Generation “G“ In 1994 Geoff made his first expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. He was profoundly inspired by these cornerstones of our global ecosystem, and has since led more than 100 expeditions to both the Polar Regions, taking with him thousands of students, scientists, educators, and leaders from around the world. Geoff’s presentation will take the audience on an amazing journey from Pole to Pole, sharing stories, insights, and observations of what he likes to call the greatest classrooms on Earth. Together with his student alumni from over 40 countries, he has developed the concept of a 21st century “Generation G” embracing values that are Global, Generous, Grateful, and Green to help guide the way we interact with Nature and each other. Biography:

Adventurer, social entrepreneur, and environmental educator Geoff Green has been leading expeditions from Pole to Pole for the past two decades, and inspiring thousands around the world with his passion for the awe and wonder of Planet Earth. Geoff is the founder of the award-winning program Students on Ice (www.studentsonice.com), an educational program that has taken over 1,200 students, teachers, and scientists from around the world on expeditions to both the Arctic and the Antarctic since 1999. The goal of the pioneering project is to give the world’s youth a heightened understanding and respect for our planet’s global ecosystem, and the inspiration to protect it. In 2006, Geoff founded The Polar Education Foundation to further push the urgent need for conservation, research, environmental ethics, awareness, and action. Visit www.geoffgreen.ca for more information.

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APPLE Open Lab

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LEADERSHIP SEMINAR University of San Francisco / Washington State University

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TEA & COFFEE BREAK

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ALAN ATKISSON Sustainability Leadership How to Build a Pyramid: A Hands-On Express Training on How to Run a “Building the Pyramid” Workshop (STRAND) (Workshop 3 in the ISIS Academy series) The ISIS Pyramid, one of the Accelerator tools, is an extraordinarily versatile process for teaching, planning, team-building, and creating consensus on strategic action for sustainability. Pyramid has been used by many institutions throughout East Asia (and around the world), ranging from agencies of government in Singapore, to companies in Indonesia, to school systems in Thailand. The process is fun, fast, and very engaging. When used for teaching, it results in deepened understanding of every phase in the sustainable development process. When used for planning, it speeds up the process of generating new, powerful ideas for change, and developing a consensus agreement on action. This “Pyramid Express” workshop will run participants quickly through the entire process, so that they feel more confident about using it themselves and teaching others—and have the experience of building an actual, physical pyramid as well.

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RICHARD BOERNER / ROBIN SCHNEIDER Technology Practical Applications into the Curriculum of a 1:1 Laptop Immersion Program This workshop will demonstrate actual classroom assessments of real technology immersion into the learning environment at Korea International School and provide examples of how a 1:1 laptop learning experience can be applied to your school. Attendees will gain practical ideas on how teachers in their own schools can use technology to enhance learning and turn the classroom from a teacher-directed environment to one of student engagement and collaboration.

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LYNNE COLEMAN / FRANCES HENSLEY Data Analysis Collecting and Analyzing Evidence of School-Wide Learning Results: Data in a Day Continuous school improvement requires keeping a careful eye, not only on academic data, but also on student dispositions that are harder to measure. In addition, measuring progress toward student acquisition of these dispositions is an integral part of the WASC accreditation process. In this session, participants will learn how to engage parents, teachers, and students in gathering and analyzing data about school-wide learning outcomes, a part of every school’s vision. While school-wide learning outcomes shape the day-to-day fabric of school life, too often educational leaders are stymied by how to gauge progress toward achieving the outcomes that describe the non-academic qualities we want our students to acquire. Equally important is engaging a broad range of school constituents (parents, students, teachers, administration, board, community members) in ongoing discussions of school-wide outcomes. This session will show how school leaders can lead the way in beginning the discussions, collecting observable data, and analyzing the results—for parents, administrators, teachers, and support staff.

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JULIAN EDWARDS Global Citizen GPS Challenge at NIST: Planning our Direction to Global Citizenship (STRAND) How can we be sure that our statements of school philosophy, school mission, and core values are translating into genuine growth as international schools and also reach our students? By identifying three strands by which to consider both school development and student growth, administrators at NIST sought to align the two. This workshop explains the process (at times organic), its outcomes, and a little of the research which informed it. Participants will also have the opportunity to consider the effective connection between their own missions, planning structures, and students.

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CANDY FRESACHER Communication Body Language Communication in the school environment is an important aspect of administrators’ responsibilities. Clues to improving communication through understanding body language can be vital in influencing others. Discover how our actions, dress, gestures, and cultural cues affect others; and how we can improve our nonverbal communication skills.

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GEOFF GREEN Environmental Education International Polar Year and the Educational Legacy In this workshop Geoff will outline many of the IPY educational programs and materials that have been created (and are still being created) for teachers and students around the world. With the International Polar Year just behind us, the opportunity still exists to engage the minds and imaginations of the next generation of young scientists and to get the public to realize and understand just how much the Polar Regions influence us. As a member of Canada’s National Committee for the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008, the presentation will introduce the IPY, a two-year program of science, research, and education focused on the Arctic and Antarctic regions, and discuss the many exciting educational initiatives for teachers and students around the world.

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ED LAWLESS Professional Development Andragogy and Pedagogy in International Education: A Critical Discourse Schools are about three things—curriculum, pedagogy, assessment. Clearly, as Sir Ken Robinson observes, the heart and soul of a school is its pedagogy. “I don’t know any school, anywhere, that’s better than the teachers in it. You can have the most brilliantly conceived curriculum on the planet, the most sophisticated, sensitive, and responsive systems of assessment, but if the teaching is bad in the middle of it, you’re going to have a bad school. And equally, if you have brilliant teachers, you can get away with very little formal assessment yet still have brilliant results.” This session is designed to be an interactive discussion on the ongoing challenge: how to teach the teachers so that the students have the best learning environment? Issues to explore: What faulty assumptions do we make about pedagogy in international schools? What are international schools doing? What is the IB doing? Where are the gaps? and Where are the opportunities?

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Session 6 JOHN LITTLEFORD Governance Mission Based Compensation This session demonstrates how to build mission based compensation and appraisal structures unique to a school’s faculty culture and use them to recruit and retain teachers with the greatest commitment to the mission. It will help management work effectively with boards to develop a compensation/appraisal model that is culturally sensitive.

MACTAN 1

MEGAN TSCHANNEN-MORAN Communication Building Capacity for Change through Communicating with Compassion Learn to overcome resistance to change by communicating with compassion rather than from a stance of control and compliance. Nonviolent Communication equips us to reframe how we express ourselves and how we hear others by focusing our attention on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting.

DAPITAN

DAVID SHEPHERD Development Inspiring and Retaining Donors: Crafting your Case and Stewardship Strategy This presentation will guide you through the process of attracting and retaining support for your school. A well crafted case for support inspires initial donors, whilst your stewardship programme secures life-long commitment. A framework for establishing these key aspects will be presented as well as an evaluation of traditional and modern methods of communication.

BORACAY 2

JEFF UTECHT Technology Preparing for the Potentiality of School Closures: Is your School Ready to Move Online? Open discussion on what schools are doing to prepare for the potentiality of school closure. Is your school ready to move learning online if it needs to? This session will focus on short-term and long-term strategies that schools can employ to ready themselves against school closure. Participants will discuss the challenges that schools face in preparing to move education online. We will discuss how moving to a blended online/traditional classroom environment as normal operating procedure leads to not only deeper learning, but puts a school in a good position to move completely online if the worst were to happen and a school had to close.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Session 7

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BAMBI BETTS Focus on Learning Assessment (STRAND) Let Assessments Lead the Way (STRAND: Effective Leadership Strategies for Keeping the Focus on Learning) For well over two decades, many of us as leaders have pretended not to know what we know. Assessment is the most powerful tool in the box for improving learning—when we get it right. This session will offer several simple tools for using the assessment process to maximize learning, including how to shift from evaluation to feedback, use assessments as the major tool for monitoring the curriculum, and using some recent neuroscience to help us create assessments which are actually compatible with how learning happens.

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TIM CARR / PATTY BUTZ Supervision Teacher Appraisal in a Professional Learning Community Many of us are finding that traditional systems of supervision and evaluation do not align well with the Professional Learning Community model. We are trialing innovative strategies to support the growth of our master teachers while focusing the dialogue on student learning results. Let’s share our successes and challenges as we make this cultural shift. Participate in an interactive session in which we use a number of engaging protocols to share alternative appraisal systems that are emerging at our schools, examine the changing role of administrators in a PLC, and explore effective strategies our schools are using to gather data about teacher practice and its impact on student learning. The facilitators will structure the dialogue, but the content will come from the participants.

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BILL GERRITZ / KEVIN BARTLETT Professional Development Vital Questions for International School Leaders Vital Question #3: How must schools change now toward developing the skilled, adaptable young people we need in the societies and workplaces of tomorrow…or was it yesterday? This is the third of three independent sessions. As leaders, we regularly talk about new models, finding better ways, thinking outside the box. And then revert to the familiar. This session offers an innovative professional development format for international school administrators. Not a ‘training session,’ not a series of lectures, rather a structured sharing of real solutions to some serious questions for all international school leaders. Two widely known international school heads, who have been rigorously seeking answers in their own schools, will lead participants through an exploration of the questions. Participants will hear solutions, dialogue about their own experiences, really attempt to ‘push the envelope’ on these vital questions. Detailed notes of the dialogue will be emailed to all participants following the event.

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International University Admission CLAY HENSLEY International University Admissions in the 21st Century: Perspectives from the College Board In this session, we will explore changes in international university admissions; we will review trends in transnational student mobility, with special focus on East Asia. We will discuss the role of global credentials, such as the SAT and AP, in the admissions and enrollment process at U.S. and international campuses. Any questions you have about the College Board’s programs and services will be answered, including implications of the SAT’s new Score Choice policy. This interactive session will provide a forum for international educators to advise the College Board on how to better support the work of EARCOS and its member schools.

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BILL KENTTA / JOSH RECKORD Organizational Development Meeting Sizzle (STRAND) EARCOS members continue to identify the need for building tools for creating more productive meetings. This session will be activity and take away rich. Bringing vitality and positive energy to your meetings are key ingredients for building group capacity.

BORACAY 2

JOSEPHINE KIM Understanding the needs of our Korean Students Unpacking Privilege and Oppression: Coming Face to Face with ‘isms’ of Prejudice and Bias This session is designed to increase awareness of one’s life experiences and culture, while examining how privilege and oppression impact the way in which one approaches interactions with individuals who are culturally “different.” This session is focused on unpacking one’s prejudices and biases that manifest as “isms.” Attendees will participate in group activities that will promote self-reflection and introspection, with the goal of increasing self-awareness and cultural sensitivity.

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JAMES KOERSCHEN / RON VITALE / DAVID HARRIS Building Green Going Green - the Concordia Experience Geo-thermal heat exchange systems, green roofs, and bamboo are part of Concordia’s “Going Green” plan. Going green can mean higher initial costs but the savings over time mitigate the extra expense. The environment is a winner. Concordia is modeling the future to students and local government. This presentation will be especially beneficial to those schools planning a construction project.

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MAGGIE MOON / MAYA NELSON Literacy What a True Writing Workshop Should Look Like—and How to Get Teachers There! This workshop will provide details of what a true writing workshop can look like in international schools, where most students come with strong writing talents and desires already! Participants will leave with practical advice for how to support teachers in the implementation and refinement of truly rigorous and engaging writing workshops.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Session 7

12:30-13:45

BLAIR PETERSON / DAVID SINCLAIR Leadership Technology We Have to Learn from Schools Who have Planned for and Implemented 1:1 Laptop Programs With so many schools moving toward providing students and teachers with laptops, it’s essential for leaders to understand what pioneer schools have learned while going through the planning and implementation processes. While there is no perfect blueprint, there is more and more information being made available to educators each year. This session will take an introductory look at this relevant and important topic.

KAMIA 2

BOB TSCHANNEN-MORAN Leadership How Agile Is Your Leadership? There is no one, right leadership style. The key to successful school leadership is one’s ability to use the right style, in the right way, at the right time. Participants in this workshop will learn about five leadership agility levels and coach each other to become more flexible and effective leaders.

DAPITAN

JILL SPERANDIO Global Citizen Global Citizenship for Life (STRAND) How are we fulfilling the expectations of universities and corporations for producing internationally-minded global citizens? How does global citizenship affect college admissions? What does global citizenship mean for employers and a workforce that faces the expectations of a world that is increasingly shaped by the forces of globalization? What responsibilities does international education have for caring for the oppressed, the needy, and those in our world?

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Technology Leadership CHRIS TOY Meeting Energizers and Metaphors Come to this session and take a break...but not really! Energizers are often seen as “fluff” and not related to the work laid out in the agenda. In this workshop participants will learn how to use interactive team challenges to engage one another in serious professional conversations about school change, teamwork, communication, and innovation.

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Staff Development MICK WALSH A New Way to Think about Staff Performance and Development This session will present a practical approach to assembling staff teams for peer appraisal and recognition, open questioning, giving and receiving developmental feedback, setting “Students will ..” goals, establishing SMART Targets, targeted PD and database delivering enhanced role clarity, genuine participative decision making, increased individual and school morale, engaged learning, growth, and inspired empathy.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Special Session: Associate Members’ Presentations 12:30-13:45

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Australian Council for Educational Research Presenter: PRUE ANDERSON Topic: Assessment Title: Interpreting the International Schools’ Assessment This workshop illustrates different ways that the International Schools’ Assessment data can be interpreted and used by schools to improve student learning. The new longitudinal interactive report will also be demonstrated.

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Perkins Eastman Presenters: RAYMOND BORDWELL / RON VITALE Title: International School Facilities v2.0 Planning International School Facilities for the 21st Century International schools have become leaders in providing innovative and experiential facilities that reflect 21st century educational needs for their students and faculty. This has led to a number of identifiable trends that influence international schools facility planning. This updated presentation is based on Perkins Eastman’s in-house research and extensive portfolio of work in international school design across the EARCOS region and around the world. The presentation focuses on examples of new space typology defined by aligning new or expanding facilities with education’s goals. Also discussed is the process by which facility innovation is born, facility implications of an International Baccalaureate program, an introduction to the latest in learning environments for the sciences, world languages, the unequalled potential of the 21st century library, and the financial advantages of incorporating site/facility sustainability and security planning strategies early on. This presentation is intended for anyone interested in contemporary international school planning and design.

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Vertical Payment Solutions Pte Ltd Presenter: DARREN BOX Title: Cashless Schools More and more schools are making the move to a cashless environment by introducing a smartcard and internet ordering program. We will explain the benefits of such programs, the added security improvements it provides, and how easily it can be achieved, as well as the cost savings a school can gain by moving to a cashless school environment.

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Pace Education Presenter: PAUL CABRELLI Topic: Latest Trends in Faculty and Administrator Remuneration Title: Over-paying? Under-paying? Haven’t a Clue? Find out the latest trends in faculty and administration salary and benefits as the recession bites. Paul Cabrelli works with schools to design a compensation package that meets their individual needs.

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K12 Inc. Presenters: BRIAN MCCAULEY / JULIE LINN Topic: Online Education Title: Online Learning for International Schools What are the best practices when it comes to integrating a high-quality online program into your international school offering? Spanning cultures, time zones, and national borders is becoming a reality for 21st century students. This session introduces how an international school can manage wait lists, offer an American diploma, increase student access, extend course choices, and enhance intercultural understanding while helping students develop the 21st century skills necessary for life after graduation. Attendees will learn and discuss effective ways to build and deliver programs that utilize the virtual classroom. Teaching strategies will be demonstrated utilizing the world-class K12 curriculum. Student perspectives will be included while we share the promises of this exciting opportunity for partnership and expansion of your international school program.

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University of San Francisco / Washington State University Presenters: CHRISTOPHER THOMAS / DENNIS RAY Title: Preparing International School Leaders We know that strong leaders help create and sustain strong schools. This presentation will focus on the International School Leadership Program developed by the University of San Francisco and Washington State University for the school leaders of EARCOS. This program is taught by university professors as well as EARCOS school leaders and is designed to provide students an International School Leadership Certificate. This program also provides qualified students the opportunity to take additional coursework to receive a master’s degree and/or a stateside administrative credential. During the presentation, the program will be discussed and a report on our first cohort of leaders will be given.

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International Schools Services Presenter: ROGER HOVE Topic: International Educational Services Title: Changing Needs for Educational Services With economic, environmental, legal, and demographic changes occurring throughout the world, international schools and organizations servicing these schools must constantly review the services required of their clientele to ensure the educational needs of the students are met effectively. ISS will review these changes that are occurring and discuss the various initiatives that are taking place within schools and within ISS to meet these challenges.

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Phillips KPA Presenter: GEOFF NOBLETT Topic: Comparative Analysis and Benchmarking Title: School Planning and Decision Making: Are You Making the Best Use of School Data? The session will explore the use of online technology to guide leadership and board decision making, assist with marketing, and in informing performance dialogue (both celebratory and improvement oriented) with staff. By drawing together data from existing sources and referencing it against external online benchmarks, school leaders have an evidence base to inform further inquiry and/or validate key decisions. Examples of ‘real’ data sourced from a sample of international schools will be used to demonstrate what can be achieved.

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PRONIN INTERNATIONAL Presenter: NICK PRONIN Topic: SCHOOL SUPPLY Title: SCHOOL SUPPLY SOLUTIONS Total school supply solutions providing all encompassing book and equipment delivery, on time and on budget.

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JOSTENS INTERNATIONAL Presenter: PATRICK ROBERTS Topic: Yearbook Online Creation Title: Jostens Yearbook Avenue The ability to design, fully create ,and submit yearbook pages via Jostens yearbook specific website “YearbookAvenue.com.”

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Session 8

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ALAN ATKISSON Sustainability Leadership Journey into the Amoeba: Harnessing the Power of Innovation Diffusion to Accelerate Change (Workshop 4 in the ISIS Academy series) The ISIS Amoeba workshop involves a highly interactive role-playing game that is built on the principles of innovation theory, supplemented by the AtKisson Group’s many years of practical work with cultural change and transformation processes in a sustainable development context. The “Amoeba Game” —which models how actual innovations do or do not spread in any cultural group, also provides participants with planning tools for increasing their chances for success.

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DIANE CARGILE Staff Development Building an Effective Team Participants will be provided with team building techniques and strategies that will (1) strengthen positive attitudes (2) provide for a healthy work environment (3) create dialogue between staff that fosters strong student relations (4) produce an environment that promotes students’ success.

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Professional Learning Community SHIRLEY DROESE Lesson Study: A Mechanism for Assessment of Learning and Teacher-driven Instructional Improvement Lesson Study is a vehicle for individual and organizational change that is built around teachers planning lessons together, observing one another teach the lesson, and viewing the lesson “through the eyes of the student.” The basics of Lesson Study, a mechanism that empowers teachers to plan and deliver effective lessons in all subject areas, will be presented, with examples from real classrooms. Learn the essentials of an effective strategy for strengthening collaboration, distributed leadership, and teaching skills that will impact student learning.

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BILL KENTTA / JOSH RECKORD Organizational Development (STRAND) The Power of No Understanding the power of No in your organization. We will share activities that build a culture of trust, communication, clarity, and clear decision-making that allow for effective No’s to become as welcomed and essential parts of your school as ‘Yes.’ This workshop is take away tool rich.

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ALAN KNOBLOCH Data Analysis Statistics You Can Use The latest trend is for all schools to make data driven decisions, but what does that really mean? Are your teachers and administrators making decisions based on their intuition or are they honestly looking at the data?  Does your school have an efficient way to collect and analyze the data?  Are you able to communicate your findings to the teachers and parents in a way that they can understand? This workshop will explore why we want to collect data, what data to gather, which statistics to use to analyze the data, and how best to present the information so schools can truly say they are making data based decisions.

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Governance JOHN LITTLEFORD Transparency vs. Confidentiality: Problems and Opportunities Posed by Executive Sessions Trustees of non-profit boards are feeling pressure to be more “transparent” in their deliberations and decision-making, and increasingly many advocate holding executive sessions without the head of school present. This session explores the unanticipated and sometimes unfortunate outcomes of this behavior and some appropriate alternative responses to these pressures.

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MEGAN TSCHANNEN-MORAN Leadership Fostering a Positive Climate at your School Be part of global, school-climate change! Through assessing Academic Press, Teacher Professionalism, Community Engagement, and Collegial Leadership at your school and engaging in dialogue about the results, you and the members of your school community can cultivate a positive and productive school climate.

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TAREK RAZIK / BILL PARKER 21st Century Learning Critical Thinking: Questioning Skills, Metacognition, and Preparation for 21st Century Citizenship Most schools believe that students should think critically. In this workshop participants will be presented a set of skills that will enhance students’ ability to operate as effective citizens in the 21st century. A focus will be on the use of Moral Dilemma in stimulating student thought.

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DENNIS SALE Communication Understanding People and Building Rapport using Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) This workshop firstly introduces key NLP concepts and practices to model the ways in which people structure their subjective experiences and subsequently interact with the world around them. Secondly, it will demonstrate ways in which specific communication approaches can help reframe limiting beliefs and build rapport with people.

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JENNIFER SPARROW Data Analysis Moving from Lucky to Leading: Data-Driven Decision-Making A leading school is one that understands the impact adult actions have on student learning. The Data-Driven Decision-Making Protocol provides a structure that guides teachers through analyzing assessment results, setting goals, selecting strategies, and determining results indicators (formative assessments) that will determine if the strategies are having a positive impact. Participants will engage in a simulation of the Data-Driven Decision-Making Protocol using data from real classrooms. This workshop expands on the concepts introduced in “Data 101: Developing a Basic Understanding of Data Analysis in the Classroom.”

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BRIAN VAN TASSEL Global Citizen Student Action Research Project: Make A Difference (STRAND) How can we move beyond required community service hours? The fledgling M.A.D. project adopts an action research framework to emphasize student decision-making, criterion-setting, action, and self-evaluation. In doing so, school ESLRs related to being a global citizen, critical thinking, striving for excellence, and communication are addressed.

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JEFF UTECHT “Meaningful Learning and Leadership in a Digital World” (COHORT Reflection Time)

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APAC HEAD OF SCHOOLS / ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ MEETING

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BAMBI BETTS Focus on Learning (STRAND) Organize Your School for Learning (STRAND: Effective Leadership Strategies for Keeping the Focus on Learning) Savvy leaders will recognize that frequently the very structures we insist on in our school (kids organized by age, teams organized by subject, etc.) are, at best, neutral factors in learning and may actually work AGAINST learning. In this session we explore a few simple, doable organizational approaches which are more likely to support learning—including how best to use collaborative time and who should work with whom to best maximize learning.

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RICK BRANSON Leadership Using Story Telling to Improve Collaboration “Let me tell you a story….” School leaders can use storytelling to communicate critical ideas, share knowledge, and transmit values in an organization. Stories can also be a means to facilitate teams and collaboration. Leaders of organizations often use narratives techniques intuitively, but they can also be developed and practiced to be more effective. This is a practical session on how school leaders can use story telling to help people work together through the power of the narrative.

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Leadership LYNNE COLEMAN / FRANCES HENSLEY Growing a Team: Operations in the Team Structure Knowing how individuals—and relationships—function effectively in a group setting helps leaders support and guide their organizations. When individuals themselves understand the nuances of group dynamics and how colleagues work within them, productivity increases and change becomes more manageable. In this active session, participants will experience a variety of team-building activities that give leaders insights about the individuals in their organization, as well as help each team member know more about how individuals add to—or detract from—the group’s ability to succeed.

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CANDY FRESACHER Communication Communicating with Others Schools could use the phrase “improving communication” as part of their vision statements. Unfortunately, misunderstandings are common and these misunderstandings waste everyone’s time and energy. Using concepts from selling, negotiating, and emotional intelligence can effectively save time and energy when communicating to an audience of one hundred or just one.

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GEOFF GREEN Environmental Education In the Footsteps of Shackleton Having retraced Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous Endurance expedition in Antarctica six times, Geoff brings to life this incredible story of survival and its many important lessons such as perseverance, leadership, teamwork, and courage. Along the way, he shares incredible personal experiences, adventures, challenges, and impressions at the Poles and in between, including his observations of important environmental issues and the interconnectedness of the global ecosystem.

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Understanding the Needs of our Korean Students JOSEPHINE KIM The School as a Primary Facilitator of Social and Emotional Learning Stellar grades and test scores may signal academic achievement, but they are not enough to ensure a child’s success in life. Schools must promote the healthy development of children by becoming a primary facilitator of social and emotional learning. Developing people who are self-aware, empathic and connected to others, and responsible in their decision-making must become a priority in the schools. When done well, academic performance and school engagement will occur naturally as a by-product.

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TYLER SHERWOOD (Apple) 21st Century Learning Education and Future World Citizens: Bridging the Gap A look at students today and the global landscape that is available to them. In far too many situations, students are collaborating, creating, and authoring more content at home than they are at school. How have our students and learning environments changed? What is Web 2.0 and what are its implications in the classroom? How can we adapt to meet the needs of our 21st century learners?

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BOB TSCHANNEN-MORAN Leadership Designing Schools: Innovation in Action What can schools learn about performance improvement from IDEO, a global leader in design thinking and innovation strategies? A lot! Participants in this workshop will view a feature presentation on IDEO followed by an application of the IDEO principles including design thinking as well as innovation roles and personas.

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Data Analysis BARRY SORAGHAN Making Assessment Data Work for My School This workshop will focus on the interpretation and use of assessment data to more effectively inform teachers about improvements to their teaching programs in order to maximize student learning outcomes. A practical example, using the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) reports, will be presented by the principal of Nanjing International School, Richard Swart.

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CHRIS TOY Leadership Technology Web 2.0 Tools for School Leaders People will note what we do more than what we say. If school leaders expect faculty to learn and use technology in their work as teachers, we must model its use in our work with them as educational leaders. In this session we’ll explore several online tools and resources that can be modeled during faculty meetings and workshops.

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ANDY PAGE-SMITH / AJAI HUJA Inclusion Model The Five Essential Elements of Inclusive Programs This session will look at the inter-connectedness of five critical elements in the development of inclusive programs in school. The elements: vision, conditions, structure, financials, and leadership will be reviewed and analyzed from a practical and theoretical perspective with insights into the trials and celebrations of how this was implemented and is developing at one international school. The session is design for those individuals and schools who wish to reflect on the programs they offer and how to go about changing them to be more inclusive.

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MARILYN GEORGE WASC: Serving as a Visiting Committee Member

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

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Workshop Presenters ALAN ATKISSON (see page 22)

CHIP BARDER / BRENT MUTSCH Chip considers himself a student of best practice in governance and has been working at it for many years both as a head of school and board trainer. He has served as an administrator in seven different international school locations and is currently the head of UNIS-Hanoi in Vietnam.

Dr. Brent Mutsch is currently in his 20th year as a central office administrator having served as a superintendent in Colorado prior to beginning his overseas career in Saudi Arabia in 1994. He served as superintendent of the International Schools Group (1998-2002) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and superintendent of the Saudi Aramco Schools (2002-2007) prior to relocating to Singapore in 2007. Today he serves as the superintendent of Singapore American School.

BAMBI BETTS Bambi Betts is the CEO of AISH (Academy for International School Heads), the director of the Principals’ Training Center for International School Leadership (PTC) and founder of the three additional training centers for international educators, including teachers, counselors, and school business leaders. (TTC, CTC, BTC). Bambi has been a director, principal, and teacher in international schools for over 25 years, most recently director of Escuela Campo Alegre in Caracas, Venezuela. She has been a consultant in over 75 international schools, conducting training on a variety of topics related to the effective international school, including assessment, curriculum leadership, teacher leader strategies, instructional strategies, faculty evaluation, board training. She has written many articles on practical ways to improve international schools and authors a regular column on the PTC pages of The International Educator (TIE). RICHARD BOERNER / ROBIN SCHNEIDER Richard Boerner is in his fifth year at Korea International School and is currently serving as director. Prior to his experience in Korea he was a secondary principal in Washington State and has been a school administrator for 11 years. Rich has been instrumental in the launching of the 1:1 laptop immersion program at KIS, the first of its kind in South Korea. His passion for authentic driven education and teacher facilitated learning was the impetus behind his desire to transform KIS into a 1:1 school. Rich holds a masters degree in educational administration from Central Washington University and shares his overseas experience with his wife and two children in South Korea. Robin L. Schneider has served as the middle school principal at Korea International School since 2008 and has lived overseas since 1996. Robin has played a lead role in Korea International School’s One to One Laptop initiative. Robin has successfully led the middle school through KIS’s One to One Laptop program with a focus on infusing technology into the curriculum, not adding. Robin holds a masters of education in educational leadership from Lehigh University.

RICK BRANSON Rick Branson is headmaster at Hokkaido International School in Sapporo, Japan.

WINNA DIANE CARGILE Diane Cargile, a 24-year veteran principal, is the elected president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), which represents 28,000 pre-K-8 educators and more than 6 million children. NAESP is led by presidents who are practicing principals, key instructional leaders who are shaping the long-term impact of school improvement efforts. Cargile earned a B.S. and M.S. from Indiana State University, and an Ed.S. and Ed.D. from Indiana University. Cargile has been the president and has served on the executive committee of the Indiana State University Alumni Board.

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Workshop Presenters TIM CARR / PATTY BUTZ Tim Carr has been head of school at the American School in Japan for six years.

Patty Butz has been director of curriculum, instruction and assessment at ASIJ for nine years.

LYNNE COLEMAN / FRANCES HENSLEY Lynne Coleman, who most recently served as curriculum and professional development coordinator at Shanghai American School, has been a teacher and administrator for 33 years, 20 of them in international schools. Before accepting the position at SAS, Coleman taught IB English at the International School of Beijing, where she also worked as professional development coordinator and strategic planning facilitator 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 for four years. Prior to that assignment 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, a DoDDS school. Frances Hensley is a national facilitator for the National School Reform Faculty (NSRF). She serves as the chair of the NSRF governing council and during 2005-2006, served as the interim director of NSRF. Dr. Hensley is a faculty member (Emerita) in the Department of Elementary and Social Studies Education at UGA. At the University of Georgia, she headed a statewide initiative devoted to the redesign of teacher education. She previously served as director of the Program for School Improvement and its League of Professional Schools, a long-standing and highly regarded school-university partnership engaging schools in collaborative and democratic reform efforts. Dr. Hensley facilitates two Critical Friends Groups, professional learning communities committed to the improvement of teaching and learning. One community engages teachers from metro Atlanta elementary schools and the other is made up of University of Georgia faculty members. DJ CONDON / KAREN ROHRS D.J. Condon first came to Asia in 1982 to study Chinese philosophy and literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. After stints in Florida and the Netherlands, he returned to Asia in 1998 to work at Taipei American School, where he held a variety of positions over eight years time. He went on to become the secondary school principal at the International School Yangon (Myanmar) and is now the associate head of school for education at Hong Kong International School. His last presentation at the EARCOS admin conference was on “The Tao of Educational Leadership” (2007). Currently, he is pursuing an Ed.D. in educational policy and administration at the University of Minnesota. Karen Rohrs came to Hong Kong International School in 2000, where she has held a variety of positions, including associate principal in the middle school and currently, director of professional development. Previously from Sydney, Australia, she held various classroom and leadership positions in curriculum and pastoral care. She has presented many teacher-training sessions in the area of mathematics instruction, special needs, coaching, and instructional practice in Sydney, Hong Kong, and the U.S.

SARAH DAIGNAULT / MARC LEVINSON Sarah Daignault is the executive director of the National Business Officers Association. NBOA is an association dedicated to serving independent school business offices by providing professional development and information on independent school finance and operations. There are now over 700 NBOA member schools. Prior to founding NBOA, Sarah spent five years as the business officer at Friends School of Baltimore and four years as the business manager at Bryn Mawr School for Girls. For eight years Sarah was the president of the board of trustees of Madeira School in Virginia. She also chaired their Capital Campaign for five years. She still serves on that board as well as the board of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools. She has also served on the board of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

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Workshop Presenters Marc Levinson joined NBOA as associate director last year after six years as business manager at Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, CO. Prior to entering the independent school world, Marc spent three years as director of operations and finance at Sounds True, a Spoken Word Audio Publishing company, and three years in a similar position at Community Food Share, Boulder County’s food bank. Much of his career has been in the food service industry, owning and operating a number of very successful restaurants in Boulder and Denver, as well as providing executive direction for a natural foods grocery store.

SHIRLEY DROESE Shirley Droese has contributed to education for many years as an elementary, middle, and high school teacher and administrator in the U.S. and international schools. She is currently the assistant head of school-academics at Seoul Foreign School. Shirley did her doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in educational leadership and policy analysis, specializing in curriculum and instruction. Her dissertation was a case study of several schools that utilized Lesson Study for school improvement.

JULIAN EDWARDS Julian Edwards is the secondary principal at the New International School of Thailand (NIST), having also worked in the administration teams at the International School of Tanganyika and the Western Academy of Beijing. Julian has been lucky enough to have experience in teaching and administration in elementary, middle, and high school and also spent six years working in special education. It is this broad experience which has led to his particular interest in articulating education across its phases. Julian has a close association with the IB, having worked with the IB programmes for 12 years and developed and led IB workshops in a range of areas over the past ten years. TOM FARRELL For the past 21 years Tom Farrell has been the superintendent of schools in Aspen, Colorado, and Kennebunk, Maine, and is now the current director at the Kaohsiung American School in Taiwan. In addition, Tom has been a high school teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal. Dr. Farrell has conducted motivational speeches and workshops on drug education, school climate, and leadership throughout the U.S. and 14 other countries. He has consulted for the FBI, DEA, U.S. Department of Education, NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball International, and served with Nancy Reagan on the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth board of directors. Currently he serves on the Century Council Educational Advisory Board in Washington, D.C. Tom has been an adjunct professor in several U.S. colleges and universities. He earned his BA from the U of Maine, MA from U of Southern Maine, and EdD from NOVA Southeastern. He is truly a life-long learner and educator. CANDY FRESACHER Dr. Candy Fresacher has been teaching at various vocational colleges in Vienna for the past 18 years as well as giving seminars as a visiting professor at the University of Pannonia in Hungary. She has been in charge of various programs at these colleges and has used her experience in the business world to help create curricula and teach new courses. For the past 10 years, together with an Austrian business partner, she has managed her own small company which offers training to commercial enterprises. She also uses her experience to present various topics to audiences throughout Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Recently she has become involved in teacher training as part of her position as chair of TEA (Teachers of English in Austria). She also edits their ELT News, a journal designed to disseminate information about new teaching trends and ideas to teachers of English in Austria and abroad. MARILYN GEORGE / MARGARET ALVAREZ / DAVID FLYNN Marilyn George has been the associate executive director of the Accrediting Commission for Schools, the Western Association for Schools and Colleges, 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 review, the mentor teacher program, and staff development programs. She has given presentations and written articles 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.). David L. Flynn is the director of the Commission on Public Elementary and Secondary Schools for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (dflynn@neasc.org). He assumed this position in 1995 after thirteen years as a superintendent of schools in Marlborough, Massachusetts, ten years as a high school administrator, and six years teaching English/language arts. David’s work at NEASC includes the oversight of the accreditation process for elementary and middle schools including the establishment and implementation of the self study process, the assembling of chairpersons and team members, and supervision of the follow-up process. He has also worked in the overseas area as a team member, team chair, visitor, and presenter. He received his undergraduate degree at Salem State College in Massachusetts, earned two master’s degrees from the state college system in Massachusetts and a doctorate at Boston College.

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Workshop Presenters Margaret 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.

BILL GERRITZ / KEVIN BARTLETT Bill Gerritz is currently head 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. Kevin Bartlett

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. GEOFF GREEN (see page 30)

TOM HAWKINS and International School Beijing Leadership Team Dr. Tom Hawkins has been at ISBeijing since 2002, assuming the role of head of school in 2005. Tom has been in education for nearly 25 years, spending 15 of those in international schools in Turkey, Norway, and China. 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. Along with the board of trustees at ISB, Tom has developed a highly successful model of Good to Great for schools. Tom is a board member of EARCOS and AISH.

THERESA CHAO has served as the Chinese program principal at ISBeijing since 2002 in charge of the Chinese language program and the China Link Program. A native Chinese with post-college education in the U.S., she was a middle school math teacher and a Chinese teacher of all levels for 16 years in the U.S. before she joined ISBeijing in 1998. Her vision and passion for Chinese language and culture and teaching Chinese as a second language has enabled her to promote numerous programs in and outside of the school that benefit students and teachers as well as teachers from other international schools.

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Workshop Presenters DALE COX has served as the middle school principal at ISBeijing since 2006. Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, Dale has worked on several projects using innovative partnerships to connect ISB more closely with its host country, including an on-going professional training program for a local migrant school and support to a school being rebuilt in the Sichuan earthquake zone. Dale served for several years on the board of directors of the Sister Cities Association in his home town in the U. S., directing and facilitating numerous educational exchanges between his school district and schools in Sichuan, China. Dale has served as a middle level educator for 28 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. JILL RAVEN has worked as the staff development director at ISBeijing since July 2008, implementing the new Office of Teaching and Learning. Jill joined ISB in 2005 as the lower elementary school assistant principal and staff development facilitator, and before coming to Beijing, worked as a teacher and curriculum and staff development coordinator in Saudi Arabia and Canada and is a National Staff Development Council Academy graduate.

GREG CURTIS has worked as the curriculum director at ISBeijing since July 2008, implementing the new Office of Teaching and Learning along with Jill Raven. Greg has served in various capacities as director of curriculum and professional development in his prior posting in Zurich, Switzerland, and has been involved in areas of curriculum development, professional development, IT strategic development, curriculum mapping and strategic/future visioning. Greg is currently leading implementation of 21st Century Learning skills at ISBeijing.

TAMERA FILINGER has served on the ISBeijing board since 2007. She is a U.S. lawyer currently teaching law with the Tsinghua-Temple LLM program in Beijing. Tamera heads up the trustee development committee of the ISB board of trustees.

PEGGY SHAW was first appointed to the ISBeijing board in 2007 and then elected after participating on several task forces and serving on the strategic plan review committee. She works in the Cultural Affairs Section in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

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), SpringBoard, PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT. He also actively promotes the recognition of College Board programs at universities worldwide. Prior to joining the College Board nine 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. BILL KENTTA / JOSH RECKORD Dr. William Kentta has been a curriculum and staff development administrator in the Eugene, Oregon public school system for 20 years. Before that, he taught high school English, speech, and journalism. He has a Ph.D. in English and has taught at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, and the University of Maryland—Far East Division, Vietnam. Bill has been an organizational development consultant in public schools since 1977 and has consulted nationally and internationally. He has made presentations at National Staff Development conferences, presented at workshops 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.

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Workshop Presenters 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. JOSEPHINE KIM Dr. Josephine Kim is lecturer on education at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a licensed mental health counselor whose clinical experiences span many contexts including residential facilities, community agencies, and public and private schools. She has provided professional consultation and expertise on multicultural, mental health, career development, and educational issues to various media sources in Asia and in the U.S. She is USA Today’s collegiate case study expert on school violence and has been featured in EBS (Education Broadcast System) programs in Korea related to youth development. She has been the keynote speaker at numerous parent, teacher, and youth conferences in Asia and in the U.S. She has been called upon during national crises, being deployed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the federal government to work with Katrina victims and recruited by Virginia Tech in the spring of 2007, directly following the campus massacre. ALAN KNOBLOCH Alan is a high school principal at the Shanghai American School. In addition, he is a Gurian trainer specializing in brain research, child development, and gender learning differences. Alan has experience as a teacher and administrator at elementary, middle, and high school levels.

JAMES KOERSCHEN / RON VITALE / DAVID HARRIS Dr. Koerschen is in his third year as head of school at Concordia International School Shanghai. Prior administrative experience includes serving as President, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. His career in education spreads over 40 years and spans teaching and/or administrator from pre-school to graduate school.

Ron Vitale is a senior architect with Perkins Eastman.

David is Concordia’s high school principal.

JESPER KOLL (see page 14)

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Workshop Presenters ROBERT LANDAU Robert Landau is celebrating his 34th year in international education. He is currently the director of the Western Academy of Beijing where he just began his second year. Before that Robert was the director of the International School of Prague for nine years. He was also the founding director of the United State’s first international charter school, the International School of Monterey (CA). It was there that he became interested in strategic governance. Robert has also lived and worked in Switzerland and Indonesia. Robert is currently the board chair of the European Council of International Schools and president of the Academy for International School Heads (AISH). EDWARD LAWLESS Ed Lawless has been regional head of professional development at the IB Asia Pacific regional office in Singapore since January 2006. He was a secondary English teacher in New York until 1986, when he began teaching IB English at an international school in Nice, France. Since then he has enjoyed a diverse career in international education as a teacher, department head, and school head in Singapore, Western Australia, and Queensland.

JOHN LITTLEFORD John Littleford served as teacher, trustee, and head of school in his 25-year independent school career. Since 1994 he has been a full-time consultant to over 3,000 independent and international schools as well as corporations, foundations, universities, and a range of medical and arts oriented non-profit organizations. As senior partner of Littleford & Associates, Mr. Littleford’s expertise includes: governance, strategic planning, executive and faculty compensation and evaluation, executive searches, marketing, fund-raising, managing change, crisis management, school climate, organizational review, institutional and financial audits, and team building. He has been a speaker, presenter, workshop leader, and keynote on several continents and is the author of a highly popular book on faculty salary systems in independent schools. His firm’s newsletter goes out five times a year to 25,000 trustees and school leaders and is circulated and read worldwide. DAVE MCMASTER / JOHN D’ARCY As the head of school at Canadian International School of Hong Kong since August 2004, Dave has introduced progressive initiatives that have positioned CDNIS as a leading international school in the region, including the introduction of the International Baccalaureate Program and a school-wide one-to-one laptop program. The school was recognized as a “leading international school” in Hong Kong Business Magazine’s High Flyers Award Campaign for three consecutive years (2006-08). The Fraser Institute Report Card accredited CDNIS with a ten out of ten rating in its 2008 and 2009 Editions. Dave has over 20 years experience in education. Prior to coming to Hong Kong in 2002, Dave was a teacher and principal at elementary, middle, and high schools in British Columbia. Dave has spoken at the 2009 Asian Apple Education Leadership Summit and previous EARCOS and IB conferences. Dave completed an M.A. in leadership at San Diego St. and a B.P.H.E., a B.A. in geography and a B.Ed. at Queen’s University. John D’Arcy joined Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) in August 2005 were he is the learning and teaching technologies coordinator. Prior to joining CDNIS, John was head of the Communications Technology & Arts Department at Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School in Toronto. This academic year marks John’s 21st year of teaching. John holds a bachelor of fine arts degree and a bachelor of education degree from York University, and a master of education degree from the University of Toronto. In 2004 he was awarded the Learning Partnership’s Technology Innovation Award. In 2005 he was recognized as an exemplary teacher by the Ontario Colleges of Teachers. He is both an Apple Professional Developer and an Apple Distinguished Educator. John has spoken at previous EARCOS conferences and the Asian Apple Education Leadership Summit. STEVE MEADE / MARK JENKINS Steve Meade has been working as an international school educator for over 15 years. He is currently the elementary school principal at the Pondok Indah campus of Jakarta International School (JIS). Prior to this position, Steve served as the vice-principal in the middle school at JIS. He has worked extensively on standards based reporting, curriculum development, and teacher leadership. Steve is an Australian citizen with a masters degree in international administration and supervision.

Mark Jenkins has been working in international education for 12 years. He is director of learning at Jakarta International School where he has been working closely with teachers and administrators in school improvement and professional learning. Mark has taught all levels K-12. He holds a masters degree from Monash University and has recently commenced an Ed.D. in educational leadership.

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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. MIKE MILLER Mike Miller is a 43-year veteran of independent advancement, completing his 12th 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 fund-raising 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 ten years and eight years respectively. Mike has chaired both major school advancement conferences in the U.S. 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. Mike is now a consultant specializing in international school advancement. MAGGIE MOON / MAYA NELSON Maggie Moon was a staff developer for The Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University, before moving to the Philippines in 2007. Prior to working as a consultant across the U.S. with the R&W Project, she was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in the NYC public school system. She has worked closely with hundreds of schools within NYC and across the U.S., 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 and her husband relocated to Guangzhou, China in 2009. She is co-authoring a professional series on literacy coaching with Lucy Calkins, to be published by Heinemann. Maya Nelson is the principal of the lower primary school at Hong Kong International School.

MAUREEN NEIHART Maureen Neihart, Psy.D., is a clinical child psychologist with nearly 30 years’ experience working with children with special needs. She is co-editor of the text, The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? and a former member of the board of directors of the National Association for Gifted Children. She is head of psychological studies at the National Institute of Education in Singapore where she trains psychologists and counselors. Her research interests include the social and emotional development of gifted children, home and school-based psychological interventions for children at-risk, resilience, and the psychology of high performance. Her most recent book, Teaching Gifted Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, is a practical guide published by Prufrock Press. Maureen fantasizes about living a literary life. Her one act comedy, The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer, was produced and filmed for Montana television in 2000. ANDY PAGE-SMITH / AJAI HUJA 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 and taught 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. Ajai Huja is a first-generation American, the son of Indian immigrants. He did his undergraduate work at the College of WIlliam and Mary and graduate work in education at the University of Oregon and Western Oregon University. He has MS Ed in special education and is a licensed special education and English as a second language teacher. He has recently completed his tenth year in special education working with a diverse spectrum of learners across a variety of settings. For the past two years he has served as learner support coordinator at Hong Kong Academy in his first international posting.

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Workshop Presenters BLAIR PETERSON / DAVID SINCLAIR Blair Peterson is a school leader who is passionate about leadership for schools in today’s exciting and rapidly changing world. He has served as the secondary principal at Mont’Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador. He writes for the blogs, LeaderTalk and at Creative Tension (creativetension.wordpress.com)

David Sinclair joined Taipei American School in July 2007 and is the director of technology leading the final stages of a One to One program for 1400+ students. For the past 12 years David has led and taught technology in British, international, and American schools.

TAREK RAZIK / BILL PARKER Entering his 20th year overseas, Tarek has been a high school principal at Shanghai American School and a school director in the U.S. Virgin Islands and most recently in Bangkok, Thailand. He has a master’s degree from St. Michael’s College in Vermont and a doctoral degree from Columbia University. He lives in Bangkok with his wife Marisol and their two sons Shelton and Keaton.

Dr. Parker has been in international schools for the past ten years. He was a middle school principal and assistant superintendent at Shanghai American School and then was the head of school at Shanghai Community International School. Bill has a Ph.D. in curriculum from the University of Illinois and lives in Bangkok with his wife Melinda.

DENNIS SALE Dennis Sale is presently the senior education advisor at Singapore Polytechnic. He has worked across all areas of the British educational system and provided a wide range of consultancies in public and private sector organizations, both in the UK and in several Asian countries. Over the past 15 years Dennis has been extensively involved in training, coaching, and assessing teaching professionals. His specialist areas of research include ‘creative teaching,’ ‘promoting thinking in the curriculum,’ and the ‘science of learning.’ Dennis has developed original and practical frameworks in all of these areas, which are increasingly being adopted in educational institutions in Singapore and other Asian countries. He has conducted numerous workshops in many countries, presented papers at international conferences, and published in a variety of journals and books. Dennis is noted as one of Singapore’s most charismatic presenters at conferences and with the ability to make the complex both simple and fun. DAVID SHEPHERD (CASE) Dave Shepherd is the director of college advancement at the United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), a K1 – Grade 12 non-profit international school in Singapore. Dave oversees the college’s advancement team, which includes communications, alumni relations and fundraising. With no formal advancement department prior to 2006, the college has implemented a strong communications strategy, a dynamic and comprehensive alumni relations programme, and recently launched active fund-raising via a college related foundation. As a member of CASE since 2006 Dave has presented at several CASE and EARCOS conferences and workshops. Dave co-chaired the International Schools conference in Hong Kong (2008) and authored the inaugural “Postcode from Singapore,” in the January 2008 edition of CASE Currents. TYLER SHERWOOD (Apple) Tyler Sherwood is the principal at Chatsworth International School in Singapore. He is a strong advocate of technology in the classroom and works closely with his community in building a strong 21st century school. He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator.

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Workshop Presenters BARRY SORAGHAN Barry Soraghan joined ACER’s assessment services division as the senior project director of the Evaluation Service for Effective Schools (ESEF) in December 2008. ESEF provides schools with the analysis of their performance data and school improvement processes to more effectively deliver quality student outcomes. During 2008, Barry worked with the consultancy firm, PhillipsKPA, on evaluation and development assignments for both the Victorian and Commonwealth Departments of Education. Prior to this Barry worked as a consultant, manager, and teacher within the Catholic education sector in New South Wales and Victoria. His roles included developing and delivering training and leadership programs, RTO manager, project and policy development, providing high level, strategic advice and support to senior management, and liaison with government and other key agencies. Barry has professional interests in educational leadership, whole school development, and innovations in teaching and learning. JENNIFER SPARROW Jennifer Sparrow is the director of assessment and educational data at Singapore American School. She is certified as a trainer for the DataDriven Decision-Making Protocol and Data Team process (Douglas Reeves, Lead and Learn, Colorado). She is also certified as a trainer for Data Retreats (Judy Sargent, CESA 7, Wisconsin). She has done extensive training in Using Data to Improve Student Learning and developing School Portfolios (Victoria Bernhardt, Eye on Education, California).

JILL SPERANDIO (Sponsored by Lehigh University) Dr. Jill Sperandio has worked for over thirty years in international schools worldwide, as teacher, administrator, and with school and program accreditation and evaluation organizations. She currently maintains her connection with the schools through her teaching and student advising as a member of the faculty in the international section of the education leadership program of Lehigh University’s College of Education. Jill’s training as a geographer and social studies teacher, along with her involvement in the development of international curricula for schools through work with the International Baccalaureate organization, has led naturally to an interest in education for global citizenship. She studies Lehigh’s undergraduate global citizen certificate program, and publishes articles on this, international education, and worldwide aspects of girls’ and women’s education and leadership. IAN SUTHERLAND / DARREN PRICE / DAVID HARRIS Ian Sutherland is the director for academic affairs at Brent International School Manila in the Philippines. For the past ten years Ian has also worked with indigenous peoples in the Philippines using literacy education as a tool for community development. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Penn State University, and a master’s in curriculum and instruction from George Mason University. He is currently a doctoral student working on his dissertation for the educational leadership program at Lehigh University.

Darren Price is currently the director of school improvement and technology at Taejon Christian International School (TCIS) and Gyeonggi Suwon International School (GSIS) in South Korea. Over the last seven years, he has worked with both schools in data-driven decision-making and strategic planning and implement of technology. He has also actively participated in the implementation of the IB programs at all divisions of the schools. He received a bachelor of arts from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a master’s in educational leadership from Michigan State University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in educational leadership at Lehigh University.

David Harris is currently the high school principal at Concordia International School Shanghai (CISS). David has been in international education for the past 12 years beginning in Karachi, Pakistan, then moving on to Shanghai, China. He received a bachelor of education from the University of British Columbia, a master of arts in educational leadership from San Diego State University, and is currently in the Lehigh University, educational leadership doctoral program.

CHRIS TOY With over 30 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, university instructor, presenter, facilitator, writer, and consultant, Chris has worked with educators and students nationally and internationally in collaboration with many school districts, associations, and Apple Computer. His highly interactive and engaging style reflects a strong belief that effective leaders must “Walk the Talk” and model effective educational practices while asking participants to reflect and transfer their workshop experiences to their own work in meaningful ways.

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Workshop Presenters BOB TSCHANNEN-MORAN Bob Tschannen-Moran is the president of LifeTrek Coaching International, a coaching and consulting company that specializes in using Appreciative Inquiry with schools and other organizations. A graduate of Northwestern and Yale Universities, Bob received coach training from Coach U, CoachVille, Wellcoaches Corporation, and FastTrack Coach Training Academy. Bob is on the faculty of the Wellcoaches Coach Training School, endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine, and is an International Association of Coaching certified coach. Bob currently serves as secretary of the board of governors of the International Association of Coaching. A prolific author, Bob writes a weekly email newsletter with some 20,000 subscribers in 152 countries, journal articles, and book chapters. Together with Megan Tschannen-Moran, he is the author of an upcoming book on coaching in schools: Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time. MEGAN TSCHANNEN-MORAN As a member of the educational policy, planning, and leadership faculty at the College of William and Mary, Megan Tschannen-Moran prepares prospective principals to be trustworthy school leaders, using a combination of strengths-based strategies, case-based learning simulations, field assignments, and direct instruction. Dr. Tschannen-Moran’s research interests center on how the quality of interpersonal relationships impact the outcomes a school can achieve. Trust is central to these relationships. Her book Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools (2004, Jossey-Bass) tells the stories of three principals and the consequences of their successes and failures to build trust. Her research interests also include self-efficacy beliefs, school climate, collaboration, and organizational change. Together with Bob Tschannen-Moran, she is the author of an upcoming book on coaching in schools, Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time. JEFF UTECHT Jeff Utecht is an international educator and educational technology consultant. Currently Jeff is working as the elementary technology and learning coordinator for the International School Bangkok. Additionally, Jeff is collaborating with the wiki company, Wetpaint.com. Jeff is a main coordinator for the Learning 2.0 Educational Technology Conference in Asia. He has consulted with international schools in and around the Asia region. Jeff regularly shares his thoughts on education and technology on his blog, thethinkingstick.com. Jeff and his blog have recently been mentioned in the books Reinventing Project-based Learning as an Avenue for “Free Online Professional Development” and Web 2.0, New Tools, New Schools. To learn more about Jeff, visit www.jeffutecht.com BRIAN VAN TASSEL Currently in his 12th year at ICS Hong Kong (7th year in administration: 5 years as academic dean; now in 2nd year as 9-12 principal), Brian also teach mathematics. He grew up in Hong Kong and holds university and graduate degrees in mathematics, education, and Christian studies from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. His M.Ed. dissertation was on portfolio assessment of expected school-wide learning results. Brian is married with two children and an avid “Go” player.

MICK WALSH Mick has been a prominent Australian educator for over 30 years and an innovator in many roles including principal, network liaison chairperson, member of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders, and lecturer to preservice teachers at universities. He assists schools across Australia to build developmental, non judgmental models for staff performance and development that enable their schools to thrive. Mick’s school leadership has seen him nominated for several Excellence in Education Awards, and his contribution to extending education into the community by building cohesive learning partnerships was recognized by his receiving the prestigious Australia Day Award of Citizen of the Year. Mick has created a series of unique educational diaries and supporting website www.learningcurveplanner.com.au for students, parents, and teachers, called the Learning Curve, which is used extensively across Australia and South East Asia. They are designed to specifically assist IB students. BRENDA WHATELY Brenda Whately is director of alumni relations at United World College of South East Asia, a K1-Grade 12 non-profit international school in Singapore. Brenda oversees the development and operations of the alumni relations department, a division of the college’s advancement department. In 2006 the college established a dedicated alumni relations department, and Brenda took on the role of overseeing the development and implementation of a comprehensive alumni relations programme which has since seen the launch of numerous alumni services including a dedicated web portal, publications, reunion events, and social networking strategies to reconnect with lost alumni. Prior to joining UWCSEA, Brenda worked for several years in industry in various roles, including product management, marketing, and partner relations. Brenda holds a bachelors degree and an MBA. She is a Canadian citizen and has lived in Singapore for 10 years.

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Conference Delegates AUSTRALIA Candy

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CAMBODIA

International School of Phnom Penh Jim Canavan Diane O’Connell Sally Relph Barry Sutherland Northbridge International School John Sutherland Roy Crawford

CANADA Geoff

Green (Keynote Speaker)

CHINA

American International School of Guangzhou Rick Elya Katherine Farrell Greg Loney Gary MacPhie Barbara MacPhie Meagan Pavey Andy Roberts Joe Stucker Ann Tay Mike Wing Paul Wood Beijing BISS International School Mun-E Chan Ettie Zilber Canadian International School Hong Kong Len Archer Mike Balo Dean Croy John D’Arcy John Jalsevac Tim Kaiser Dave McMaster Carmel School Edwin I. Epstein Chinese International School Justin Alexander Ted Faunce Maninder Kalsi Sunil Talwar Monica Valor Concordia International School Patrick Frerking David Harris Wendy Harris Kristin Kappelmann Nick Kent Jim Koerschen

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Concordia International School (continued) Joanie Koerschen Curt Larson Mark Lewis Huguette Lewis Steven Nurre Fred Voigtmann Louise Weber Michael Weber Steve Winkelman Hong Kong Academy Ajai Huja Virginia Hunt Stephanie Oana Andy Page-Smith Merris Page-Smith Hong Kong International School Lisa Ahnert Linda Anderson DJ Condon Greg Edwards Justin Hardman Kevin Harris-Lowe Sue Harvey Bruce Kelsh Sharon Leung Courtney Lowe Richard Mueller Maya Nelson Joy Okazaki Karen Rohrs Virginia Udall Sharon Vipond International Christian School Kathie Bergsma-Glenn Ben Norton Ed Tackett Beverly VanHoy Brian VanTassel LC Wan International School of Beijing Ehab Abou-Oaf Adriana Amegadzie Theresa Chao Dale Cox Greg Curtis Rod Fagg Tamera Fiillinger Tom Hawkins Sandra Hite Leasha Hockaday Jeff Johanson John Leiner Bruce Quan Randy Quinn Jill Raven Peggy Shaw

International School of Beijing (continued) Greg Smith Daniel Teo International School of Tianjin Bill Elman Steve Moody Kunming International Academy Marina Lytle Matt Mayfield Micah Umphrey Nanjing International School Holly Wang Chris Allen James Garrett Laurie McLellan Arek Owczarek Richard Swart Julia Zhang Qingdao International School Debbie-Sue Blanks Raul Harri Angela Patterson David Pattison Jane Pattison Carl Post Shanghai American School Jon Borden Steve Doleman Gregory Germain Kerry Jacobson Alan Knobloch Brad Latzke David Leung Alicia Lewis David Liu Harlan Lyso Mary Lyso Sacha McVean Mery Montgomery TK Ostrom Todd Parham Cindy Qiu Jason Robinson Fred Rogers Ron Roukema Andy Torris Xiaofeng Sean Yin Shanghai Community International School Ryan Blanton Michael Donaldson Dan Eschtruth Kurt Kahlenbeck Don Macmillan Jane Macmillan Tammy Rodabaugh


Conference Delegates Shanghai Community International School (continued) Andy Seng Jeff Stubbs Nancy Stubbs Shenzhen Shekou International School Treena Casey Philippa Curtis Robert Evans Lila Leung Brian Tuia Suzhou Singapore International School Michael Arcidiacono Anne Fowles Nicholas Little Mark Treichel Teda International School Cavon Ahangarzadeh Nora Lambrecht Tianjin International School DuLan Du Scott Finnamore Peterson Rachael Western Academy of Beijing Chris Alberti Steve Bajc Jeff Bissell Matt Carberry Michael Christiansen Donna Connolly Martin Halpin Jeff Holte Robert Landau Rena Mirkin Howard Mirkin Jeff Nankivell Trish Smith George Smith Xiamen International School David Freeman Diana Garrett John Godwin Lynne Maggie Craig

Coleman (Presenter) Moon (Presenter) Trygstadt

Bandung International School Suwardi Admorejo Henri Bemelmans Jonas Rejda International Schools Riau Jeff Crawford Jakarta International School Jed W. Beckstead Vivien Brelsford Trish Davies Christina Devitt Monica N. Greeley Mark Jenkins Anjum Khan Butch Koltai Maura Kwik Ji young Lee Steve Meade Lucy Mize Andrea Rodrigs Peter Round Geoff Smith

Christian Academy in Japan Anda Foxwell Tanya Hall Pam Kumate Jacquie Willson Fukuoka International School Linda Gush Hokkaido International School Rick Branson Dale Viljoen International School of the Sacred Heart Charmaine Young Kyoto International School Annette Levy Soichi Mukai Nagoya International School Paul Ketko Robert Risch Michel Weenick

Medan International School Wendy Lewis

Nishimachi International School Julie Jackson-Jin

Mt. Zaagham Interntatonal School J Barney Latham Rosemary Silva

Osaka International School Jim Schell John Searle Gwyn Underwood

North Jakarta International School Samuel Cook Surabaya International School Robbie Broekman Chris Burke Jason Luke Cuthbert Larry Jones Hj. Hestiawati(Hesty) The International School of Bogor Nick Brickle Lisa Sundgren Riki Teteina

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INDONESIA

Aoba-Japan International School Barbara Beaufait Adam Doi Robert Gomez Chicharu Uemura

Bali International School Chris Akin Sandra Akin Russell McGrath Till Muenzesheimer

Canadian Academy Chuck Kite Joe Monks Jon Schatzky Melanie Vrba

Osaka YMCA International School Yukari Hinode John Murphy Saint Maur International School Cathy Endo Seisen International School Suzanne Kawasumi Sr. Concesa Martin St. Michael’s International School Paul Grisewood The American School in Japan Dan Bender Patty Butz Tim Carr Mary Margaret Mallat Jere Miller Allan O’Bryant Kathy Pike Josh Raub Rick Weinland

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Conference Delegates Tohoku International School Steward James Yokohama International School Dennis Stanworth Presenter Jesper Koll (Keynote Speaker)

LAOS Vientiane International School Bryndis Chapman Kim Green Carmel McCormick

MALAYSIA Dalat International School Brian Brewster Heather Fischer Wayne Sawatzky Karl Steinkamp International School of Kuala Lumpur Thomas Abraham Hilda Alposilva Greg Boncimino Paul Chan Margaret Cheng Paul Chmelik Betsy Chmelik Nigel Cumberland Joseph Eisen Shanthi Nathan Martin Rushworth Rob Thompson Ipoh International School Agalya Balaguru Shan Narayahan Mont’Kiara International School Linda Moran Patrick Rich Danielle Rich Paul Sicard Ivan Velasco

MONGOLIA International School of Ulaanbaatar Tuul Arildii Gregory Rayl Shane Rosenthal Janice Wiggins

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MYANMAR International School Yangon Bill Martin-Muth Jim Taylor Tim Travers

PHILIPPINES Brent International School Baguio Morris Carolyn Ursula Daoey Sanidad Susan Todd Wyks Benjamin Yngente Brent International School Manila Jason Atkins Heather Atkins Edna Ballesteros Charles Bates Joaquin Buenaflor Jeffrey Hammett Robert Hartleip Ronald Knapp Kurt Lamb Joseph Levno Dick Robbins Ian Sutherland Peter Yap Brent International School Subic Stephen Davis Arvis Kennedy Ted Oviatt Maricar Peralta Garth Wyncoll Cebu Internatioanl School Deidre Fischer Jackee Gullas-Weckman Jim Matthews Kurt Mecklem Deonie Riveral Arlene Vicaldo Faith Academy Tony Book Frank Cherry Alan Farlin Brian Foutz Tom Hardeman Mike Hause Marla Henderson Chiyon Huh Dorothy Johnson Chris Sawdon Steve Taylor Elisabeth Williams Peter Winslade

International School Manila William Brown Michael Dickinson Brian Peter Doherty Michael Flynn Danielle Fredericks Simon Gillespie Stephanie Hagedorn Gary Jerome Juris Lallana Michelle Mapua Jim Meynink Carol O’Keefe Michael Rourke Clarissa Sayson Lotte Schou-Zibell David Toze EARCOS STAFF Dick Krajczar William Oldread Vitz Baltero Elaine Repatacodo Ver Castro Sonny Robert Viray Edzel Drilo

SINGAPORE International School Singapore Liza Boffen Ching Oi Chan Mel Hughes Mark McCallum George Piancentini Tony Race Singapore American School John Eric Advento Margrit Benton Brian Combes Rudy Muller Brent Mutsch David Norcott Catherine Poyen William Scarborough Jennifer Sparrow Maria Warner-Wong Ellen White United World College of South East Asia Debbie Cook Dave Shepherd Julian Whiteley Presenters Mike Miller Maureen Neihart Dennis Sale


Conference Delegates SOUTH KOREA Busan Foreign School Scott Jolly Glenn Saunders Gyeonggi Suwon International School Rosalie Bowker Jason Cooper Thomas Hwang Sunny Park Thomas Penland John Petrey Darren Price Lee Smith Kevin Wendling Indianhead International School Daniel Legault Mardi Park International Christian School, Uijongbu Rex Freel Korea International School Richard Boerner David Christenbury Shane Kells Richard Nies Paul Perron Robin Schneider Seoul Foreign School Kevin Baker Barry Benger Shirley Droese John Engstrom John Gaylord Lynn Gaylord Tim Gray Tracy Mohr Jack Moon Kelly TomHon YooJin Um Seoul International School Peter Corcoran Art De Filippo Bryan Keith Heather Purcell Nance Sisung Taejon Christian International School Ellen Hale Jackie Lee Isabel Searson David Suhs Patricia Suhs George Zickefoose

Yongsan International School of Seoul Stephen Boush Sarah Boush TY Hong Jin Park Seth Parrish Robin Parrish Jeff Pinnow Susan Sevey Cheryl Woodring

SWEDEN

Alan AtKisson (Keynote Speaker)

TAIWAN American School in Taichung Irwin Stein Mary Stein Dominican International School Clive Hazell Sr. Josephine Taban-ud, O.P. Sr. Socorro Teofilo, O.P. Kaohsiung American School Max Chang Chien Karia Chen Debbie Farell Thomas Farrell Yvonne Hsieh Dawn Rock Serene Teo John van Goch Ting Wang Morrison Academy Gabe Choi Tim Heading Uwe Maurer Mark McCrary Tim McGill Matt Strange Susan Strange Taipei American School Sharon Hennessy Michelle Hiteman Christopher Kavanagh Tina Koo Catriona Moran Karen Moreau Steve Panta Oliver Silsby David Sinclair Winnie Tang Winston Town Emily Yang

THAILAND American Pacific International School Peter Welch Bangkok Patana Internatioana School Carol Battram Alexander Bien Chiang Mai International School James Cooper Lance Potter Gerard Steiert Ekamai International School Karlton Keller International School Bangkok Anthony Arnold Chad Bates Phil Bradley Robert Connor Andrew Davies Joy Davy William Gerritz Jane Lund Eric Ma Johara Nour International School of Eastern Seaboard Rob Brewitt Heather Naro Nakornpayap International School Andrew McRady New International School of Thailand (NIST) Julian Edwards Adrian Watts Cynthia Wissman Prem Tinsulanonda International School Craig Rodgers Redeemer International School Mike Booton Ruamrudee International School Sudha Augustine Rob Conley Brook MacNamara Steve Massiah Christie Powell Matthew Sipple Pattarapong Srivorakul Kevin Thomas Neil Walton

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Conference Delegates Thai-Chinese International School Susan Clark Paul Henderson Khanchit Juthapornmanee Dr. Charles Knisley David Swanson Chin Ming Yeh The American School of Bangkok Bonnie Larson-Knight John McGrath Dan Sharp Presenter Jeff Utecht

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Presenters Bambi Betts Sarah Daignault Frances Hensley Bill Kentta Josephine Kim Marc Levinson John Littleford Nancy Meislahn Josh Reckord Chris Toy Megan Tschannen-Moran Connie Buford, Regional Education Officer, East Asia

VIETNAM International School Ho Chi Minh City Chris Byrne Anthony Egan Claire McLeod Oscar Nilsson Sean O’Maonaigh Derek Rutt Tony Shadwell Saigon South International School Charles Barton Theresa Flaspohler Paul Johnson David Perkin Wendy Porteous Gary Woodford United Nations International School of Hanoi Chip Barder Harry Bennett Sarah Garner Michael Iademarco David King Edith Morch David Porter

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United Nations International School of Hanoi (continued) Rafael Ramirez Chris Vincent

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Island Connections International Eric Baldwin Santi Marina

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS AUSTRALIA

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Prue Anderson Glenda Robertson Barry Soraghan Blackbaud Pacific Pty Ltd Elizabeth Hubrich Human Edge Software Corporation Alex Babauskis Keren Culalic Gary Stoneham Learning Curve Rohan Jarvis PhillipsKPA Geoff Noblett Pronin Intearnational Nick Pronin Chris Pronin R.I.C. Publications Rick Nitert Teacher Recruitment International Robert Lee Eizabeth Lee The CBORD Group Richard Imlay Janet Leslie

CHINA English Schools Foundation Paul White Insight China Yi (Sherry) Sun School Source International Fritz Libby Tadley Asia Limited Kris Erskine Dr. Wayne Sickels Darrell Tadley

BME Services Emily Mahoney

JAPAN AQIA Luke

Whitehead

LAOS Search Associates Gez Hayden John Ritter Ray Sparks

SINGAPORE Apple South Asia Pte Ltd Julian de Jonquieres Adrian Lim Tyler Sherwood Jean Yew Council for Advancement & Support of Education - Asia-Pacific Tarn-Lee Chong Brenda Whately Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd Yvonne Tavares Loh Vernier Asia Limited Darren Box

THAILAND EquipMySchool.com Clive Sharples

UNITED KINGDOM Council of International Schools Margaret Alvarez Di Baylis Anu Monga Chris Muller Gerry Percy Rick Spradling Richard Tangye Finalsite Clive Ungless


Conference Delegates WCBS International Richard Gaskell Simon Lewis UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ASCD Jarrod

Rudo

Association of Christian Schools International Dave Wilcox Better Chinese James Lin Buffalo State, SUNY Leah Loveless Nik Mische Clements International Robert Brooks Smita Malik David Turkaleski Creative Outdoor Designs, Inc. Grace Keller DECA Architecture David Hyman Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) Nicki Charles EBSCO Publishing Jay Johnstone Follett International Tim Donlan Tim Ramsey George Mason University, Center for International Education, FAST TRAIN Programs Beverly Shaklee Jennifer Coarts Gopher Sport Taber Sawatzky Houghton Mifflin Harcourt International Publishers Nick Black Carol Hung Esat Ugurlu inRESONANCE Kevin McAllister Ryan McFarlane

Insurance Services International Howie Kravitz International Schools Services Robert Ambrogi Robert Dunseth Roger Hove Sandy Hove Sandra Logorda ISS Financial & Insurance Network, Inc. Craig Peters ISSFN/Raymond James Financial Services Cathy Ottaviano Jennifer Nelson LLC/CPI Jennifer Nelson Saracevic Jonti-Craft Dave Shepard Jostens International Patrick Roberts

Rediker Software, Inc. Ofelia Cruz Amy Rediker Bill Ruby Sam Felicia & Associates, International Brian Fenerty The College Board Clay Hensley University of Nebraska-Lincoln Independent Study High School Charlotte Seewald University of San Francisco - School of Education Walt Gmelch Chris Thomas Western Association of Schools & Colleges David Brown Marilyn George

K12, Inc. Julie Linn Brian McCauly

X2 Development Corporation Rick Dwyer Monica Huang Baiyun Tao

Lakeshore Learning Materials Blaine Van Dyne

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Lehigh Univ., College of Education, Office of Int’l Programs Jill Sperandio mimio - A Newell Rubbermaid Company Anthea Law Jaemes Shanley New England Association of Schools and Colleges David Flynn Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Jim Snyder Nova Southeastern University - Fischler School of Education & Human Services Dr. Anthony J. DeNapoli Dr. Vanaja Nethi Passport Travel Robert Goodrich Pearson Educational Assessment Jesse Paprocki

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS CHINA Shirley Kate

Davis Landau

INDONESIA

Dave Forbes Richard Henry

MALAYSIA Steve

Byrnes

PHILIPPINES

Jerome Castro Nellie Ong Emil Raymund Ong Patrick Ritter

SINGAPORE Joe

Beeson

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Conference Delegates SOUTH KOREA Stephen Palmer

TAIWAN John

Cheska

THAILAND

Laurent Goetschmann Bill Parker

VIETNAM John Shawn Mary

Burns Hutchinson Lower

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NON-MEMBERS CAMBODIA Bil

Willsmore

CANADA Aimee

CHINA

Ray John David Steven Elaine Cora John Julian Allison Richard Donna Chris Kurt Linda Jennifer Bill Chris Rebecca Gareth Jason Roy Audrey Audrey

Gruber Atkinson Belcher Best Dorgelo Goddard-Tame Hui Lok Marland Marx Mast Morley Nolin Nordness Reeves Roosmalen Schuhmacher Scott Smith Stevens Taylor White Wong Wong

FIJI

Dianne Korare Catriona Tuimaka

INDIA

Andrew Hoover Vibha Malhotra

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INDONESIA Marilyn Kerry Kerry Lisa Lynette

JAPAN Royce Barrie

KUWAIT Erin Shawn

Mulkey Paterson Paterson Richard Seymour Jacobs McCliggott Ellis Hocking

MALAYSIA

Anne-Maree Armstrong Damian Baynes Peter Syme Anna Wood

MONGOLIA

Kristina Nefstead Dugarjav Oyunsuren

MYANMAR

Tom Egerton Tom Keever Ha Hnin Khine Myint Myint Win

OMAN Tony

Salt

PAPUA NEW GUINEA Sally

Hughes

PHILIPPINES

Felicia Atienza Roger Bartholomew Jo Anne Bilo Maria Andrea De Guzman Dina Paterno Maria Pia Reyes Luchie Rioveros Maria Louisa Sian Thea Marie Sordan

SINGAPORE

Jenn Cantrell Gretchen Schlie

SOUTH KOREA James Joshua Euysung Sara Taylor Eun Chul

Choi Hong Kim Ma Murray Park

TAIWAN

Pamela Chu Neil Elrick Ramona Griego Amy Ho Joan Huan Sherry Lee Craig Lewis Louis Oddendaal Alun Randell Hsu Chang Tai

THAILAND

Panida Chookul Anad Rao Manduri Magnolia Santillan Aloysius Uwage Don

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Blair Peterson Christopher Bogden

VIETNAM Terry

Hamilton


SUPPORT the

8th Annual Teachers’ Conference 2010 Theme: “Living and Learning in the 21st Century” March 25-28, 2010 International School Manila, Philippines www.earcos.org/etc2010

Keynote Speakers

JOHN JOSEPH Creating an Education System for the Whole Child

TAYLOR MALI Keeping Teachers Inspired

ALAN NOVEMBER Technology

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About Conference Bags & Acknowledgement Jute

Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced from plants in the genus Corchorus, family Tiliaceae. Jute is one of the cheapest natural fibres and is second only to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses. Jute fibres are composed primarily of the plant materials cellulose (major component of plant fibre) and lignin (major components wood fibre). It is thus a ligno-cellulosic fibre that is partially a textile fibre and partially wood. It falls into the bast fibre category (fibre collected from bast or skin of the plant) along with kenaf, industrial hemp, flax (linen), ramie, etc. The industrial term for jute fibre is raw jute. The fibres are off-white to brown, and 1–4 meters (3–12 feet) long.

Cultivation

Jute needs a plain alluvial soil and standing water. The suitable climate for growing jute (warm and wet climate) is offered by the monsoon climate during the monsoon season. Temperatures ranging 20˚ C to 40˚ C and relative humidity of 70%–80% are favourable for successful cultivation. Jute requries 5–8 cm of rainfall weekly with extra needed during the sowing period.

Uses

Jute is the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton; not only for cultivation, but also for various uses. Jute is used chiefly to make cloth for wrapping bales of raw cotton, and to make sacks and coarse cloth. The fibres are also woven into curtains, chair coverings, carpets, area rugs, hessian cloth, and backing for linoleum. While jute is being replaced by synthetic materials in many of these uses, some uses take advantage of jute’s biodegradable nature, where synthetics would be unsuitable. Examples of such uses include containers for planting young trees which can be planted directly with the container without disturbing the roots, and land restoration where jute cloth prevents erosion occurring while natural vegetation becomes established.

Jute Bags

Jute bags are used for making fashion bags & promotional bags. The eco-friendly nature of jute make its ideal for corporate gifting.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING President FIDEL V. RAMOS Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the conference pens Thea Petrache-Uy of Shangri-La Edsa Hotel Gigi Guevarra of Shangri-La Edsa Hotel Christine Luage of Richmonde Hotel Dick Robins of Brent International School Charles Bates of Brent International School Lulu Floresca of Brent International School David Toze of International School Manila Ma. Eleanor Barlongay of International School Manila

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