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The “Why” of School in 2030

EARCOS Trustees & Staff About EARCOS

The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 130 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than 92,000 pre-K to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 148 associate members—textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc—and 31 individual members. 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

EARCOS holds one leadership 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 Journal, which is distributed to its members three times a year, and a directory of all of its members.

Objectives and Purposes

To promote intercultural understanding and international friendship through the activities of member schools. To broaden the dimensions of education of all schools involved in the Council in the interest of a total program of education. To advance the professional growth and welfare of individuals belonging to the educational staff of member schools. To facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all associated schools. To cooperate with other organizations and individuals pursuing the same objectives as this council.

The EARCOS Trustees

Tim Carr President

Deidre Fischer Secretary

David Toze Treasurer

Tom Farrell

Anne Fowles

Julian Whiteley

The EARCOS Staff

L-R Back Row

Tarek Razik ** Vice President - TBA

Connie Buford (ex officio) U.S. Dept. of State Regional Education Officer

Dick Krajczar, Executive Director Edzel Drilo, Webmaster / Weekend Workshops / ET Journal Rod Catubig, Office Staff Bill Oldread, Assistant Director L-R Front Row

Robert Viray, Accountant Vitz Baltero, Administrative Assistant / ELC Conference Coordinator Elaine Repatacodo, ETC Conference Coordinator Ver Castro, IT Coordinator / Membership Coordinator

Welcome Message from the EARCOS Board President Dear Delegates: Welcome to the 2012 EARCOS Leadership Conference! Kuala Lumpur, the exotic-sounding, rapidly modernizing capital of Malaysia is a fitting place in which to gather to talk about schools of the future. This multicultural city graciously hosts people from all over the world and infuses them with energy and good humor. Such conditions, along with a cast of over 1000 delegates from all over our fair region, provide just the right setting for profound learning together. We trust that the 2012 ELC will be a tremendous shot in the arm (and in the mind and heart) for all of us who are privileged to be part of this event. Word is getting out about EARCOS, not just in Asia, but also around the world. People are paying attention to the quality of our innovative professional offerings, our direct support of student learning through our support of the Global Issues Network conference, and the manner in which we harvest and spread good ideas through weekend workshops, themed conferences, and research. Our EARCOS Vision calls for us to “play a prominent leadership role throughout the global educational community.” While we are confident that this is happening already, we are constantly seeking to improve and support the innovations among our members. Please let us know how we can help you create those ideal learning conditions to which we all aspire. Once again, we are focused on preparing for the future of education by striking the theme: “The ‘Why’ of School in 2030.” With so much being discussed and written about how our schools may need to fundamentally change, our keynote speakers, Milton Chen, Alan November, and Greg Whitby will help launch our learning journey each day with provocative ideas.Then, in the impressive array of breakout sessions, with our colleagues from around the region we get to explore and integrate our thinking further. In this increasingly digital world, it is a treat to be able to come together in person to learn together. EARCOS is really one big extended family, and we are extremely fortunate to have a convener of such talent sitting at the head of our proverbial table. Since no one piece of furniture could house this family for a meal, we need to creatively and persistently build a sense of unity and common purpose in order to bind us together across our vast region. Fortunately, Dick Krajczar knows how to build communities extraordinarily well, and it is an honor to have him as our Executive Director. Dick is assisted daily by Bill Oldread and our outstanding office crew, who are collectively responsible for the mountain of work needed to put on a conference such as this. So let’s all embrace this opportunity to learn from and with one another in this vibrant place and at this exciting time in the world of education. Warmly,

Tim Carr President, EARCOS Board

Welcome Message from the EARCOS Executive Director Dear Delegates: Welcome to the EARCOS Leadership Conference (ELC) 2012 and the Shangri La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. It has been two years since we have gathered and we are ready. Our theme, The “Why” of School in 2030, will be a major discussion point in all of our EARCOS schools. It is exciting to be back in Kuala Lumpur and celebrating EARCOS’ 43rd conference. The ELC has three excellent keynote presenters — Milton Chen, Alan November, and Greg Whitby. We have 12 preconference offerings and 116 workshop sessions, geared to meet the needs of our school leaders and boards of trustees. EARCOS is fortunate to have our own school leaders who have volunteered to present workshops. We also appreciate the Jakarta International School board chair Jed Beckstead for working with Marc Frankel to facilitate the board member workshops. These efforts help to make EARCOS the great organization that it is. Thanks to Tim Carr, our board president, and members of the EARCOS board for their leadership and vision. The board also provides invaluable guidance in implementing our strategic plan, which is in its seventh year. It is continually updated and reflects our commitment to excellence. 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. Welcome to the nearly 57 delegates from The Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia and East Asia (FOBISSEA) who will be with us each morning of the conference. This is a collaborative effort to reach out to other regional organizations. They will be wearing burnt orange name tags. Visit our exhibitors and let them know you appreciate their sponsorship that helps us provide the best conference possible. This year they will be located in the ballroom foyer, and one floor up in the lower lobby. Please visit them and support their organizations. 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. The “Why” of School in 2030


Table of Contents 1 Welcome Message 2 Table of Contents & Conference at a Glance 4 Meeting & Banquets - Floor Plan 6 EARCOS Strategic Plan 8 PRECONFERENCES 12 First Day of Conference Keynote Speaker: Milton Chen Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Schools 14 SESSION 1 16 SESSION 2 MRISA Heads’ Meeting - Group Lunch (IASAS, ACAMIS, JCIS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) 18 Job a-Likes Welcome Reception & Cultural Events 22 Second Day of Conference Keynote Speaker: Alan November Who Owns the Learning? Athletic Directors’ Institute 23 SESSION 3 26 SESSION 4 28 SESSION 5 30 SESSION 6 ISS Head of School Meeting 34 Third Day of Conference Keynote Speaker: Greg Whitby Leading for a Future for Schools 36 SESSION 7 40 SESSION 8 APAC Head of School Meeting 42 Associate Presentations 44 SESSION 9 46 WASC: Serving as a Visiting Committee Member Gala Dinner Serving on a CIS, CIS/WASC,CIS/NEASC Visiting Committee 48 Presenters Biographies 60 Delegate List

Conference at a Glance TUESDAY | 30 October 2012 13:00-19:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION 08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) 08:30-16:00 EARCOS BOARD MEETING 08:30 APAC/AD GROUP MEETING 12:00-14:00 LUNCH (USF-WSU / EARCOS Board Meeting)

EARCOS Registration Desk Hours 13:00-19:00 07:00-22:00 07:00-19:00 06:30-18:00

WEDNESDAY | 31 October 2012 07:00-22:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION 08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) 08:30-16:30 IB Workshops Category 1 - Introduction to the IB Standards for Administrators New to the PYP Category 2 - DP Coordinators 08:30-16:30 LTP Leadership through Partnership (open to EARCOS heads and school board chairs ONLY) 08:30-16:30 Kevin Bartlett Total School: Systemizing the Learning Business 08:30-16:30 Marilyn George (WASC) Focus on Learning Accreditation Training 09:00 - 17:00 APAC ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ MEETING 12:00-14:00 LUNCH THURSDAY | 1 November 2012 07:00-19:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION 08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) 08:30-16:30 IB Workshops Category 1 - Introduction to the IB Standards for Administrators New to the PYP Category 2 - DP Coordinators


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TUESDAY, 30 October 2012 WEDNESDAY, 31 October 2012 THURSDAY, 1 November 2012 FRIDAY, 2 November 2012

Conference at a Glance THURSDAY | 1 NOVEMBER 2012



2nd Day of Conference


SCHOOL BOARD PRECONFERENCE Facilitator: Marc Frankel (open to all board members, especially those attending for the first time and who have never had a formal board training seminar.)

BUSINESS MANAGERS’ (EARASBO) PRECONFERENCE Kevin Bartlett Total School: Systematizing the Learning Business Bambi Betts No More Excuses! MUST DO High Leverage Practices for International School Leaders John Littleford / Ted Faunce The Building Blocks of Successful Fund Raising In International Schools Jay McTighe Creating an Understanding-based Curriculum and Assessment System for 21st Century Learning Jennifer Sparrow Transforming Data into Action David Warlick Promoting & Supporting a Learning Culture in Your School 08:30-14:30 Marilyn George (WASC) WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training 09:00-17:00 APAC ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ MEETING 10:00-10:30 Morning Coffee Break 12.00-13.00 Lunch Preconferences 15:00-15:30 Afternoon Coffee Break 16:30-17:30 ACAMIS Board Meeting


1st Day of Conference 06:30-18:00 08:00-18:00 08:00 08:00-08:10 08:10-08:30

EARCOS REGISTRATION International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Exhibits Open Opening Performance Jazz Band, International School of Kuala Lumpur Welcome to Delegates Tim Carr, EARCOS President.; Connie Buford, Regional Officer, Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State; and Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director


Keynote Address: MILTON CHEN Title: Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Schools Sponsored by International Schools Service Tea & Coffee Break sponsored by WASC Athletic Directors’ Institute EARASBO Business Manager’s Precon (continued) School Board Preconference (continued) SESSION 1 SESSION 2 MRISA HEADS’ MEETING Lunch (Light Lunch for all delegates) IASAS (for heads of IASAS schools only) Lunch Meeting ACAMIS Lunch Meeting JCIS Lunch Meeting Annual General Meeting (for EARCOS heads only) Job A-like for Heads of Large Schools, Paul Chmelik, ISBeijing Job A-like for Heads of Medium Schools, Chip Barder, UNIS-Hanoi Job A-like for Heads of Small Schools, Larry Jones, Surabaya IS Job A-likes Continuing Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by FAST TRAIN Welcome Orientation for New EARCOS Heads / EARCOS Board Reception for Conference Presenters (by invitation) Welcome Reception & Cultural Event Cultural Performance by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MYCEB) Special thanks to TIECARE INTERNATIONAL for sponsoring the WELCOME RECEPTION. Special thanks to SEARCH ASSOCIATES for sponsoring the CULTURAL NIGHT.

09:30-10:00 10:00-16:30 10:00-16:30 10:00-16:30 10:00-11:15 11:30-12:45 11:30- 14:00 12:45-14:00 14:00-14:45 14:45-16:30 14:00-16:30 15:00-16:00 17:30 - 18:00 18:00-18:30 19:00-21:00

06:45-07:45 08:00-18:00 08:00-08:10 08:10-08:30

Breakfast Meeting for Heads of A/OS - Assisted Schools International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Entertainment by Mont’Kiara Int’l School Strings Musicians Opening Remarks / Announcements Morning Greetings by David Toze, EARCOS Board, Superintendent, International School Manila

08:30-09:30 09:30-10:00 10:30-12:30 10:00-11:15 11:30-12:45 12:45-14:00 14:00-15:15 15:15-15:45 15:45-16:45 16:45-18:30

Keynote Address: ALAN NOVEMBER Title: Who Owns the Learning? Sponsored by BUFFALO STATE, SUNY Tea & Coffee Break sponsored by Perkins Eastman Athletic Directors’ Institute SESSION 3 SESSION 4 Lunch sponsored by The College Board SESSION 5 Tea & Coffee Break SESSION 6 ISS Head of Schools Meeting


3rd Day of Conference 06:45-07:45 06:45-07:45 07:15 07:15 08:30 08:00-18:00 08:00-08:10 08:10-08:30

WASC Breakfast Meeting for EARCOS Accreditation Committee Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools Protestant Service to be led by David Wilcox Catholic Service Athletic Directors’ Institute International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Latin Express performed by Garden International School Opening Remarks / Announcements Morning Greetings by Deidre Fischer, EARCOS Board, Superintendent, Cebu International School


Keynote Address: GREG WHITBY Title: Leading for a Future for Schools Sponsored by Taylor’s Education Group School Division Tea & Coffee Break sponsored by University of San Francisco SESSION 7 SESSION 8 APAC Head of School Meeting Lunch sponsored by COLLEGEPRO Associate Members’ Presentations SESSION 9 WASC: Serving as a Visiting Committee Member Cocktail Reception — Welcome to Exhibitors and EARCOS Board Members GALA Dinner Sponsored by ERB (Educational Records Bureau) Entertainment Live Music

09:30-10:00 10:10-11:15 11:30-12:45 12:00-18:00 12:45-13:15 13:15-14:00 14:15-15:30 16:00-18:00 17:45-18:45 19:00-21:00

MONDAY | 5 NOVEMBER 2012 08:30-16:00 Serving on a CIS, CIS/WASC or CIS/NEASC Visiting Committee

Thank you to Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) for their generous support of this year’s EARCOS Leadership Conference 2012. The “Why” of School in 2030


Meeting & Banquet Rooms ~ Floor Plan LOBBY LEVEL Lemon Garden Terrace next to Lemon Garden Restaurant


LOWER LOBBY Johore Kelantan Negeri Sembilan Pahang Penang

LEVEL 1 Arthur’s Bar & Grill Horizon Club Lounge Mezzanine Boardrooms



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Training Room



BASEMENT 2 Boardroom A Boardroom B Business Centre Grand Ballroom Grand Ballroom Foyer Kedah Perak Perlis Sabah Sabah Ante Room Sarawak Selangor 1 Suite A Suite B Suite C Training Room

Business Centre The fully equipped business centre offers a wide range of secretarial support, including translation, interpretation, copying, fax and courier services. Private meeting rooms, computer stations and video conference facilities are also available.

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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.


STRATEGY C Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise. - EARCOS develops collaborative relationships with external organizations that support the needs of EARCOS member schools.

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

Strategies and List of Results STRATEGY A Provide specific targeted and differentiated professional development opportuni­ties for various member communities.

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 website 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

STRATEGY E Conduct relevant research and communicate resulting data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices. - EARCOS sponsored grant process financially supports action research by and for EARCOS members pertinent to the educational process in Asia.

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.

Core Values



Engage students and adults in learning activities across the region that will foster friendship, understanding, and global citizenship. 1. EARCOS sponsors an annual student leadership conference. 2. Student service projects are recognized and supported by Global Citizen Awards and grant programs 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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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 advance­ ment 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.

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

Preconferences TUESDAY | 30 October 2012


13:00-19:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION Perlis 08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program Mezzanine 3 University of San Francisco / Washington State University 08:30-16:00 EARCOS BOARD MEETING Mezzanine BoardRoom 1 (Level 1) 08:30 APAC/AD GROUP MEETING Mezzanine 2 12:00-14:00 LUNCH (USF/WSU and EARCOS Board) Lemon Garden Terrace

WEDNESDAY | 31 October 2012 07:00-22:00



08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program Mezzanine 3 University of San Francisco / Washington State University



IB Workshops Category 1 - Introduction to the IB Standards for Administrators New to the PYP Presenter: MONITA SEN


Category 2 - DP Coordinators BOARDROOM A Presenter: GARY PIECH 08:30-16:30

MARC FRANKEL Kedah LtP Leadership through Partnership (open to EARCOS heads and school board chairs ONLY) A day-long conversation with and between heads and their board chairs about building more effective and value-adding governing boards and administrations. The session will be part content and part conversation about leadership and governance. Marc will also address the common conundrums that prevent chairs and heads from being full partners in leading their schools, and will incorporate exercises designed to deepen and enrich the relationship. The Leadership through Partnership (LtP) is designed for the independent school board chair and head of school. For the newly appointed head, board chair, or trustee, LtP proves particularly valuable, forging a positive and effective relationship learning practical skills and information. For trustees and school heads who already have a well-established relationship, LtP offers an opportunity to gain fresh perspectives on styles of collaboration in the context of new challenges and priorities. The Leadership through Partnership offers a variety of different learning opportunities and approaches to maximize the working relationship between the head of school and board of trustees/governors. By the end of the LtP you and your chair will: have a shared understanding of the basics and good practices of international school governance; experience and learn the structure, strategies, and approaches to governance found in international schools; strengthen the overall board/head working relationship, which is the foundation of the school’s leadership; discuss cutting-edge issues facing international schools around the world and in Asia; and identify and discuss working styles and preferences while creating an effective communication and support system.


KEVIN BARTLETT Penang Total School: Systemizing the Learning Business (Day 1 of 2) This workshop strips schools down to their essence, then rebuilds them as integrated systems driven by a simple, common definition of learning. Using interactive approaches, we’ll define, design, and deliver learning, and all the related systems that make up the thing we call school, from curriculum to professional appraisal, from board practices to financial planning, from marketing strategies to data dashboards. From disconnected silos, we’ll construct a systemic matrix... a Total School.


MARILYN GEORGE (WASC) Johore 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 learning results and curricular objectives/standards. During the latter part of the session, there will be a panel of EARCOS educators who will share how they adapted the Focus on Learning process for respective schools, including its integration with strategic planning. This session enables participants to become eligible for serving on WASC visiting committees.

09:00 - 17:00



LUNCH Selangor / Perak


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Mezzanine BoardRoom 2 (Level 1)

Preconferences THURSDAY | 1 November 2012 07:00-19:00


08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University 08:30-16:30


IB Workshops Category 1 - Introduction to the IB Standards for Administrators New to the PYP Presenter: MONITA SEN



Category 2 - DP Coordinators BOARDROOM A Presenter: GARY PIECH 09:00-17:00



SCHOOL BOARD PRECONFERENCE Facilitator: MARC FRANKEL (open to all board members, especially those attending for the first time and who have never had a formal board training seminar. )



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Mark Brown, Director, Vive la Montagne Adventure Consultants Risk management of trips and excursions David Turkaleski, Clements Worldwide Lines of insurance coverage, insurance terms, and how to pay for these covers with budget constraints. Mike Rodman and Timothy King, Albert Risk Management Consultants Key insurance policies and policy provisions and enterprise risk management. Rob Thompson, Assistant Head of School - Operations, The International School of Kuala Lumpur Taking responsibility for risk management and creating a school culture of risk awareness and assessment. Langston Rogde, former Business Manager at Seoul Foreign School (via Skype) Salary survey discussion along with the challenges and opportunities in creating a helpful, reliable survey. KEVIN BARTLETT PENANG Total School: Systematizing the Learning Business (Continuation) This workshop strips schools down to their essence, then rebuilds them as integrated systems driven by a simple, common definition of learning. Using interactive approaches, we’ll define, design, and deliver learning, and all the related systems that make up the thing we call school, from curriculum to professional appraisal, from board practices to financial planning, from marketing strategies to data dashboards. From disconnected silos, we’ll construct a systemic matrix... a Total School.

BAMBI BETTS SARAWAK No More Excuses! MUST DO High Leverage Practices for International School Leaders There is no question that today our profession leans increasingly toward measuring leadership by the results it produces. You as a leader want to make a difference to learning. And you are busier than ever trying to do so. So just how should you spend your time to make it happen? Contrary to conventional wisdom, recent research and practice concur on school leader strategies that actually DO produce a remarkable effect on learning. And while there are no silver bullets, ceasing to make excuses for not doing what we are pretty sure works would be a good start. Join us in this interactive session as we attempt to cut through the rhetoric, sidestep the latest buzz words, challenge some of the obstacles that have become excuses, and practice strategies such as: how to ensure a guaranteed and viable curriculum; insist on teacher quality; insist that the ‘brutal learning facts’ are front and center, and to imbed them in our practice; organize your school around learning, particularly how to face the decision conundrum; why so few good ones get made and what we can do; create a culture of accountability. Come prepared with a willingness to challenge the status quo and hone for yourself a concrete set of practices to STOP doing because they are too low leverage, START doing because of their known effect on learning, and possibly some to CONTINUE doing based on your own and colleagues’ experiences.

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THURSDAY | 1 November 2012



JOHN LITTLEFORD / TED FAUNCE LEMON GARDEN TERRACE The Building Blocks of Successful Fund Raising In International Schools Few international schools have powerful fund raising machines that rely on the charitable giving instincts of parents and/or graduates. For most schools in most countries, the common response to the idea of creating a culture of giving is, “This is not the United States.” But nationality has little to do with it, ultimately. A powerful fund raising machine is built from visionary leadership; parents’ passion for the school’s mission and outcomes; a cause around which constituents can rally; and a method to direct parental support for effective giving. This EARCOS preconference session will help all school leaders, senior administrators, and board members understand how the fundamentals of fund raising CAN work in the average international day school setting and generate impressive results. The head of school must have a compelling, passionate vision and be able to articulate some key elements of school improvement that are desired or needed. Perhaps it is simply a powerful aspiration that cannot be funded through normal tuition increases. If the initiatives can have a physical, visible, and/or felt presence in the school’s culture and impact student life within 18 months, then any school can build a successful fund raising machine as long as the school head has a structure in place to organize and mobilize the parent body. Once a successful parent annual giving campaign is built over time, a capital and perhaps even an endowment campaign can be launched. But it begins with the parent-driven annual fund. You start at the beginning.

JAY McTIGHE JOHORE Creating an Understanding-based Curriculum and Assessment System for 21st Century Learning A growing number of voices within and outside the educational establishment are calling for an enhanced emphasis on “21st century skills.” This call for a focus on 21st century learning raises important and practical questions for educators: -How can we “map” a coherent, understanding-based curriculum? -How might we effectively infuse 21st century skills into an already over-crowded curriculum? -What assessment practices are needed to assess 21st century skills in conjunction with academic standards? -What kind of teaching is needed to promote 21st century learning for all learners? Jay McTighe will apply the principles and practices of Understanding by Design and Schooling by Design to address these questions during an intellectually engaging workshop. Participants will: examine different frameworks for 21st century learning; review the updated UbD Template 2.0, a framework for unit planning; explore ways in which “backward design” can be applied to curriculum mapping across the grades; review a systemic curriculum framework for integrating 21st century skills with academic standards (e.g., AERO or Common Core); identify the appropriate measures needed to assess 21st century skills in conjunction with academic standards; and review a set of excellent curriculum and assessment related websites.

JENNIFER SPARROW PERAK Transforming Data into Action The goal of collecting data should always be to transform data into insight and then insight into action. DRIP (data rich, information poor) happens when schools don’t know how to do this. During this preconference, participants will become familiar with a variety of data analysis protocols and will explore ways to support the use of data to inform action. Although sample data will be presented for use during practice, schools are welcome to bring their own data.

DAVID WARLICK KELANTAN Promoting & Supporting a Learning Culture in Your School Today, “what you can learn” may have become more important than “what you have been taught.” We maintain that schooling is about the learning. “Life-long learning” has become a mantra for nearly all of our endeavors as educators.Yet, our prevailing professional conversations continue to focus on effective teaching.This workshop will explore tools, methods, and policies for promoting and provoking “learning” cultures in your schools—redefining the teacher as a “master learner.”


MARILYN GEORGE (WASC) NEGERI SEMBILAN WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training This 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.

10:00 - 10:30









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1st Day of Conference FRIDAY | 2 NOVEMBER 2012 06:30-18:00



08:00-18:00 International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University





Opening Performance - JAZZ BAND, International School of Kuala Lumpur Directed by Mr. Jeffrey Taylor, Ms. Suzanne Morello, and Kate Meininger


Welcome to Delegates


Tim Carr, EARCOS President, Connie Buford, Regional Officer, Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State and Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director 08:30-09:30

Keynote Address


Introduction of Speaker: Mr. Robert Ambrogi, Vice President, International Schools Services

Sponsored by International Schools Services


Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Schools Dr. Chen will discuss how school systems are reinventing themselves and their growing edges of innovation in districts, states, and nations. These Edges are redefining the nature of “school” and include (1) the Thinking Edge, (2) the Curriculum Edge, (3) the Technology Edge, (4) the Time/Place Edge, (5) the Co-Teaching Edge, and (6) the Youth Edge. These Edges form the framework of his 2010 book, selected as one of the 10 best books of 2010 by the American School Board Journal. The Edges address ways in which technology is transforming when, where, and how students learn; and roles of teachers and students as teachers form teaching teams with other experts, and students take on more responsibility for their own learning. Dr. Chen will show examples of these innovative practices from Edutopia.org, the Lucas Foundation’s multimedia website and its archive of documentaries, available for free download from iTunes U.


Dr. Milton Chen is senior fellow and executive director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), a non-profit operating foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area that utilizes its multimedia website, Edutopia.org, and documentary films to communicate a new vision for 21st century schools. He has served as the founding director of the KQED Center for Education (PBS) in San Francisco, director of research at Sesame Workshop in New York, and as an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. During 2007-08, Chen was one of 35 Fulbright New Century Scholars conducting research on access and diversity issues in education . He is a native of Chicago and lives in San Francisco with his wife, Ruth. His work has been honored in the U.S. by the Congressional Black Caucus, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and two science centers, The Exploratorium and the Lawrence Hall of Science.


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SCHOOL BOARD PRECONFERENCE (continued) KEDAH essentially an all-day job a-like (open to all board members attending the conference. This preconference will include presentations and group discussion pertaining to current issues facing our EARCOS Schools. )

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Session 1

FRIDAY | 2 November 2012



JEFF BROOKS Leadership SABAH ANTE Culturally Relevant Leadership Leadership in diverse school systems demands an appreciation and understanding of the many different cultures that flow into and out of the school. Additionally, it is important to understand the special culture of the school and role of leadership in shaping an inclusive and positive school where people are excited to learn, teach, and work. This session presents concepts related to understanding diverse school cultures and explains how leaders can improve the culture and leadership in schools. MILTON CHEN School Innovation SARAWAK Conversation with Dr. Milton Chen: Implementing Innovation Dr. Milton Chen will engage workshop participants in a question-and-answer session following his keynote address. Issues can include specific resources and guides to implementing project-based learning, social/emotional learning, technology integration, and the growing wealth of web-resources across the curriculum. MARCEL DAANE Athletic Directors MEZZANINE 2 Obesity - the Brain Hypothesis Marcel examines the role of the frontal lobes, reward systems, and appetite centers in the etiology of obesity and the environmental factors that contribute to the process. Participants will then learn strategies to repair the dysfunction by tackling the source of the problem.


ANDY DAVIES / KELLY ARMITAGE Supervision JOHORE Learning Focused Teacher Appraisal At ISB, we have been “re-engineering” our teacher appraisal system to be more learning focused. We asked ourselves the question, “How can we shift our current appraisal system, which is based on teacher behaviors to be more focused on student learning, teacher reflection, and professional conversations?” We will share our journey from our pilot this year and our next steps with this process. We would also welcome any feedback that might help us move forward. DEIDRE FISCHER Leadership ARTHUR’S BAR (upstairs) Building Capacity and Maximizing the Effectiveness of All Staff - How? This will be an interactive workshop where I hope we can learn from each other about the different structures we put in place to help ensure that all of our staff are working to maximum effectiveness. You will need to be prepared to answer some survey questions, to participate in small groups and sharing discussions, and to bring your ideas of what you do in your school to help build and maintain capacity. The information I gather in this workshop is to help with some further research that I would like to pursue in this area. I look forward to seeing you. EVAN GLAZER Instruction / Learning BOARDROOM A Science and the Humanities: A Match Made for Student Research This workshop will review the various interdisciplinary learning approaches between science and the humanities at a magnet school for science and technology. These approaches have become a cornerstone for the institution as it establishes small learning communities for student research. Strategies will be discussed primarily on a program and curriculum planning level. Workshop participants should bring with them a list of core skills and values which they wish to promote at their schools. CHRIS JANSEN Leadership TRAINING ROOM Developing Professional Learning Communities through Appreciative Inquiry This workshop explores the utilization of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) in the development of professional learning communities focused on enhancement of organisational capacity. We will draw upon the experiences of the Christchurch NGO Leadership Project, an 18-month doctoral study targeted at increasing leadership capacity in organisations working in a range of educational settings. During the workshop, participants will explore their own international focused leadership through an AI process. GISELLE MARTIN-KNIEP School Improvement PENANG Using Tools That Can Measure and Promote School Improvement Measuring school improvement demands that we assess what key school stakeholders focus on, what they value, and how they work with each other. This session showcases two powerful measures which can help school leaders document their progress in pursuing school improvement efforts. One measures the frequency and impact of all professional interactions in the school and the other how individuals see themselves within the school and how they think the school supports their work. JOHN LITTLEFORD Recruitment / Compensation PAHANG The Search for Top Talent and Paying for It! This session, for aspiring and current directors/heads and board members will explain current trends in executive compensation in the international market place including not for profit and for profit schools. It will outline: the credentials, experience, and traits boards are seeking in a head of school; how they assess their candidates; what they are willing to pay; the components of the pay package; and how they should benchmark the total package relative to the marketplace.The session will also outline some of the similarities and differences between the traditional approach to determining head/director compensation compared to the approaches for profit companies, usually chains of corporate or family-owned schools, are using.


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Session 1

FRIDAY | 2 November 2012



KEVIN MCALLISTER Admissions PERAK Admission Data, Productivity and Strategic Planning Managing admissions is more than recording contact information. This session looks at the admission cycle and what data must be tracked to be useful for strategic decision making as well as communications. Metrics for international schools differ from U.S. schools. This session will look at best practices. TAMMY RODABAUGH Curriculum NEGERI SEMBILAN Taking Curriculum to Another Dimension Curiosity, ingenuity, imagination—without these science, mathematics, and literature as we know it would not exist. In this workshop we will transform the traditional curriculum model into a framework that makes explicit not only what we teach but also why we learn.

JENNIFER SPARROW Instruction / Learning LEMON GARDEN TERRACE Key Learning Indicators: A Spin on Benchmarking Anyone coming from a school district in the U.S. knows that benchmarking is a hot topic. The stakes are high, the measurements aren’t always accurate indicators of learning, and the results often drive change that doesn’t address key issues. This workshop will overview the process that one school has gone through to identify “Key Learning Indicators” as a form of benchmarking that focuses on what is essential for any school’s success—learning and teaching. DAVID WARLICK Personal Learning Networks KELANTAN In-Time, On-Going, and Self-Directed Professional Development: Cultivating Your Personal Learning Networks Educators around the world are engaged in daily professional development, utilizing an emerging suite of interactive and community-forming web applications. Learn to grow your personal learning network and knowledge garden by connecting with other professionals, mining the global conversation, and mapping out libraries of ideas and content. Topics may include blogs and micro-blogging, social networks, social media networks, RSS, and publishing and data visualization techniques.

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JANE ROSS Apple Presentation MEZZANINE iBooks Author­—Create and Publish Amazing Multi-Touch Books for iPad iBooks Author free app allows anyone to create beautiful multi-touch textbooks and just about any other kind of book for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could. Preview a range of books created by students that have been published to the iBookstore and learn how to create an interactive book yourself that you can test directly on an iPad.

Session 2

FRIDAY | 2 November 2012



JENNIFER ABRAMS Instruction / Learning KELANTAN Creating Identity-Safe Classrooms for ALL Students Creating a sense of belonging for ALL students in a classroom is essential for learning. What can we do to make students feel safe and welcome? What can teachers and school leaders do to create an environment in which students feel capable and competent? In this workshop, participants will study the concept of stereotype threat and then learn a set of behaviors that are within the teacher’s sphere of control in order to increase identity-safety for all students. BAMBI BETTS Assessment PERAK Feedback Is the ‘New’ Assessment Although we all use it intentionally or randomly, the absolutely critical role of feedback in learning has somehow not yet been given the full attention it warrants. Much of the latest writing and research on assessments relates to this key area of ‘feedback.’ According to all sources, learning is dependent on feedback. In this session we will: -look at the current research findings on feedback as it relates to assessment -clarify the purpose and value of quality feedback to learners -deepen our understanding of different types of feedback -analyze feedback statements and discuss ways to use feedback in the classroom to guide student learning -discuss the place of self-assessment in the feedback process -summarize the key practices classroom teachers should be using to take full advantage of the power of feedback in learning. Audience: all levels


ANTHONY NORMORE Leadership SABAH ANTE ROOM Educational Leadership and Religious Diversity: How to Support Students and Teachers of Different Faiths Religious diversity can be a tremendous and positive dynamic in schools, but too often administrators are uncertain how to understand, respect, and support people of different faith. This session explains some basic principles administrators can employ to create a more accepting culture that celebrates this diversity in their school. TIM CARR et al School Design JOHORE Architect Symposium Tim Carr, head of Jakarta International School, will moderate a panel discussion with David Hyman of DECA Architecture, Kevin Sullivan of Leap Sustainability Design Consultant, and Ron Vitale of Perkins Eastman. They will address the question, “In what ways are schools working with architectural firms to design new and innovative spaces to enhance current and future student learning?” The audience will be given an opportunity to pose questions. CAROL COMMODORE School Innovation PAHANG Going beyond Improving our Schools: Focusing on Four Attributes of Innovation to Meet the Needs of Students in the 21st Century Improvement, rather than innovation has been the hallmark of educational change. As a result there is a broad base of ideas and practical approaches for how to improve student learning. Yet, there is a little to draw from when it comes to innovation, to doing something different to improve learning. This session will focus on four key attributes for an innovative school culture. The presenter will ask leaders to focus on principles of self-organization and new science in the deepening of these attributes. MARCEL DAANE Athletic Directors MEZZANINE 2 M.E.T. - Movement, Efficiency, Training: The Neuroscience of Movement This session explains that movement is more than just moving muscles. Participants will be introduced to the integrated, neurosphysical model of movement and will learn how movements are learned, but also learned incorrectly, therefore developing potential imbalances and overcompensations. MEGAN ENTICKNAP-SMITH Curriculum PENANG Teaching/Leading for Understanding (TfU/LfU): Just another Framework of Truly Transformative A variety of curriculum framework options exists for schools. The Teaching/Leading for Understanding framework, developed and based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has taken many schools to another level. Follow UNIS Hanoi’s journey, as a three-program IB school, implementing TfU/LfU to stimulate meaningful discussions around student learning. Consider whether this framework may have something valuable to offer your school. WILL FITZHUGH Academic Writing NEGERI SEMBILAN Academic Expository Writing In the United States the majority of students are sent off to college never having written a history research paper. Efforts in the last 25 years to remedy this by The Concord Review will be presented and college readiness will be discussed. MARILYN GEORGE (WASC) Accreditation LEMON GARDEN TERRACE 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.


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Session 2

FRIDAY | 2 November 2012



CHRIS JANSEN Leadership TRAINING ROOM Seeding Educational Innovation—Emergence through Adaptive Leadership In this workshop we will examine the concept of emergence—where groups of individuals self-organise to create an innovative response to a challenge or opportunity. To assist us, we will examine complexity processes that underlie the self-organization readily found in the natural world, and use these to guide adaptive leadership roles that foster these processes including proactive mentoring, fostering shared learning, decentralizing power, and exploration of deeply held values. ALAN NOVEMBER Digital Publishing SARAWAK Should I Publish for My Teacher or the World? Traditional student assignments are produced for an audience of one, the teacher. Clearly, outside of school, students are choosing Facebook and other social media to publish content and connect to the world. Using safe and socially responsible media for publishing student assignments for an authentic global audience can be highly motivating and lead to students being more reflective about their work. SEAN O’MAONAIGH Leadership ARTHUR’S BAR (upstairs) Coaching Leadership—Underpinning the Implementation of a Comprehensive Professional Development Plan The modifications or fundamental changes that school improvements demand cannot be produced until those involved reflect and learn how. The goals of professional development should be to assist individuals at all levels—board, head of school, administration, faculty, and support personnel to increase their knowledge, insights, skills, behaviors, and attitudes. Thoughtful consideration of personal growth and integrated planning can enrich teaching; enhancing student learning, progress, and achievement.

TYLER SHERWOOD Apple Presentation MEZZANINE 1 The iPad and Bento—a Perfect Marriage for Classroom Walkthroughs and Teacher Evaluation This workshop will feature hands-on use of the iPad and the Bento App to make classroom walkthroughs purposeful and meaningful.The iPad is an effective tool for the administrator as well as the students and teachers. 11:30- 14:00


Lunch (Light Lunch for all delegates) 12:45-14:00 IASAS (for Heads of IASAS schools only) Lunch Meeting BOARDROOM B ACAMIS Lunch Meeting PUB JCIS Lunch Meeting PUB (upstairs) 14:00-14:45

Annual General Meeting (for EARCOS Heads only) SARAWAK

14:45-16:30 Job A-like for Heads of Large Schools (after AGM) SARAWAK PAUL CHMELIK, International School of Kuala Lumpur Job A-like for Heads of Medium Schools (after AGM) BOARDROOM A CHIP BARDER, United Nations International School of Hanoi

Job A-like for Heads of Small Schools (after AGM) SABAH ANTE ROOM LARRY JONES, Surabaya International School

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KAREN ROHRS / COURTNEY LOWE Teacher Leadership BOARDROOM A Putting the Leader in Teacher Leaders Are we empowering our teacher leaders to be effective in driving student learning? This session will explore current discussions about competencies, practices and development of leadership in teacher leaders. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on the models in their school and share how professional discourse aligns with practice.

Job A-Likes


FRIDAY | 2 November 2012



Admissions Personnel Lead Panelist: NICHOLAS KENT, Concordia Int’l School, Shanghai Christine Byrne, International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Craig Trygstad, Lincoln Community School


High School Principals

MIKE WING, American International School - Hong Kong DENNIS STANWORTH, Yokohama International School


Middle School Principals

PETER COOMBS, Hong Kong International School


Elementary School Principals

JULIA ALDEN, International School Singapore MARGARET CHEN, International School of Kuala Lumpur


Development / Alumni

JUNE KANG, Seoul Foreign School


Curriculum Coordinators

THERESA FLASPOHLER, Saigon South International School HEATHER PURCELL, Seoul International School


I.T. Directors

CHAD BATES, International School Bangkok


Human Resources

SHANTHI NATHAN, International School of Kuala Lumpur PERAK MILA HARJU, Western Academy of Beijing

Board Members

JED BECKSTEAD, Jakarta International School

Athletic Directors

TODD PARHAM, Shanghai American School Business Managers CURT LARSON, Concordia International School, Shanghai STEVE PANTA, Taipei American School

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Welcome Orientation for New EARCOS Heads / EARCOS Board Reception for Conference Presenters (by invitation)


Welcome Reception & Cultural Event at the Grand Ballroom Cultural Performance by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), and provided EARCOS Grant for this conference

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08:10-08:30 Opening Remarks / Announcements GRAND BALLROOM Morning greetings by David Toze, EARCOS Board / International School Manila

Keynote Address 08:30-09:30 Introduction of Speaker: William Irene, Associate Director, Buffalo State, SUNY

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Session 3

SATURDAY | 3 November 2012




MARCEL DAANE Athletic Directors MEZZANINE 2 Ancient Bodies and Brains in a Modern World In the last 100 years we have changed our environment to such an extent that we are no longer masters of it. This talk looks at how modern life has had profound influences on gene transcription, metabolism, stress responsiveness, and brain function, and offers clear strategies for becoming masters of modern life. MARC FRANKEL School Board SELANGOR Strategic Thinking and International School: Getting Past the Tyranny of the Now International schools, more than most private institutions, face significant barriers to strategic thinking by governors and leaders. This workshop will walk participants through a model for engaging in strategic conversations, while at the same time being mindful of contemporary issues in the school. Topics covered will include: the board’s role in strategy; balancing the now with the future; using data in strategic thinking; and tools for strategy making. CHRIS JANSEN Organizational Design TRAINING ROOM Strategizing towards ‘Inside-Out’ Organisational Transformation—Positive Outliers in Action Organisational and community transformation is challenging to implement and sustain.This workshop will explore a positive deviancy (PD) approach where change is fostered from the ‘inside-out.’ PD suggests that embedded problems can be addressed by searching for those outliers within a context of those who have successfully dealt with the issue previously, and then provide opportunities for them to influence others. In this workshop we will explore the application of such approaches in international settings.

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MILTON CHEN Curriculum KELANTAN Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Learning STEM education has come to represent a more integrated approach to traditional science and math education. Edutopia.org has profiled many innovative and successful approaches to STEM learning, using web-based resources and digital devices. Milton Chen will present several of these films, elaborate on themes from his keynote speech, and invite interaction with participants.

Session 3

SATURDAY | 3 November 2012



JOHN LITTLEFORD Recruitment PAHANG Your Greatest Resource: The Faculty—Attracting and Keeping the Best Almost all strategic plans include an element for recruiting and retaining the best possible faculty available in the marketplace. Schools need to build systems that attract and nurture teachers, retain and reward teachers, and to do so in ways that are transparent and support a school’s unique mission. Teachers most want in their quality of life at schools: predictability of future earning power; the ability to influence future earning power; clear career growth patterns and opportunities; security and family support; transparency in compensation decision making; and a culture and quality of life that generates loyalty and continuity. GISELLE MARTIN-KNIEP Assessment PENANG Supporting Principal Self-Assessment and Evaluation (Part 1) In this session, participants will explore the Multidimensional Performance Assessment Rubric (MPPR), a tool designed to provide principals and principal evaluators with diagnostic, formative, and summative data on all aspects of their practice, while supporting goal-setting and reflective thinking. Participants will examine and use the tool while considering their current approaches for engaging leaders in professional evaluation and reflection.


JAY McTIGHE Curriculum Design JOHORE Using Backward Design for School Improvement Planning Understanding by Design (UbD) suggests a 3-stage, “backward design” process for curriculum planning. The same process can assist schools in developing a focused, “results-oriented” plan for any initiative or program. In this session, we’ll examine specific ways in which “backward design” can enhance school improvement planning and review a set of practical and proven planning tools and strategies. OSCAR NILSSON Technology NEGERI SEMBILAN OneNote for Administrators This workshop will enable administrators to utilize the power of Microsoft OneNote to facilitate their organisation of material, links with Outlook, and student/teacher profiling. It can be used to develop student/teacher planners. Find any piece of school information you need in four clicks... and eliminate a desktop of paper, handbooks, and files. This workshop will be hands-on with examples of good practice. Bring your laptop; if you do not have OneNote download Evernote(free) at www.evernote.com ALAN NOVEMBER Information Technology SARAWAK Teaching Zack to Think—Developing Critical Thinking Skills on the Net Too many students are not sure how to separate fact from fiction on the Internet. The Internet can provide any version of the truth to support almost any belief. We can teach students how to read the “grammar” of the Internet and to apply strategies to validate information on a website. This popular workshop provides step-by-step teaching tips that help students and teachers think critically about Internet information. JANE ROSS Apple Presentation MEZZANINE 1 iBooks Author—Create and Publish Amazing Multi-Touch Books for iPad iBooks Author free app allows anyone to create beautiful multi-touch textbooks and just about any other kind of book for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could. Preview a range of books created by students that have been published to the iBookstore and learn how to create an interactive book yourself that you can test directly on an iPad. GREG SMITH / KIM GREEN Leadership BOARDROOM A Contextualized Leadership Training Influences the Rate of School Improvement Vientiane International School identified the importance of leadership learning to be set within the context of a teacher leader’s role and culture of the school and provided professional development to meet these needs for teacher leaders. The aim was for teacher leaders to engage in contextualized leadership learning to influence perceived teacher leader effectiveness and increase the level of distributed leadership within the school. We will share how and why we have adopted a Diploma of Management course as the vehicle for school-wide improvement and individual professional growth and how it has built our schools capacity for managing change.The session will include plenty of practical examples of protocols and practices along with team support materials that can be applied directly to any school context, and with any leadership group. JOE STUCKER Recruitment KEDAH Seeking Your Next (or Maybe Your First) Principal Position Drawing on the experiences of the participants as well as the presenter, this interactive discussion considers the various factors involved in securing a principal’s position. Target audience: principals or aspiring principals. CRAIG TRYGSTAD LEMON GARDEN TERRACE Maximizing Marketing: Head, Trustee, Development, Finance, and Academic Partnerships What are the marketing and outreach responsibilities of teachers, senior administrators, and trustees? Word of mouth, your most powerful external promotional tool, originates internally. We’ll explore ways to enhance internal collaboration and to get everyone to own enrollment and retention. ANDREW WESTERMAN Parental Involvement SABAH ANTE ROOM What Do Parents Expect? Parental Involvement in International Schools Parent involvement in international schools can be a benefit or a bane depending on the situation. It usually involves overt participation such as in decisionmaking, volunteering, or facilitating communication, but what about cultural differences? This presentation discusses how Eastern and Western perspectives differ based on my doctoral dissertation study involving Thai, Japanese, Indian, and U.S. parents in Bangkok. 24

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SATURDAY | 3 November 2012



MIKE JOHNSTON Global Citizenship KEDAH Leading Your School Towards Creating Global Citizens Aware-Able-Act,The Big Picture. How can schools truly commit to change for a sustainable future? Tackling global issues effectively takes a real commitment and a clear plan to move your school forward. Leaders will walk away from this session with the next steps for your school. For action to be effective and sustainable, it requires a commitment and a clear plan. How can schools move forward, and what is your role as an educator? JEFF BROOKS / ANTHONY NORMORE Leadership SABAH ANTE ROOM Creating a Culture of Challenge Great schools are not places where educators and students avoid conflict. Instead, great schools are places where ideas are vigorously debated and challenged. This session explains the principles of creating a climate of challenge in a school—where ideas and people are respected and where open, honest dialogue can flourish in a productive manner. MILTON CHEN School Innovation JOHORE Conversation with Dr. Milton Chen: Implementing Innovation (Repeat) Dr. Chen will engage workshop participants in a question-and-answer session following his keynote address. Issues can include specific resources and guides to implementing project-based learning, social/emotional learning, technology integration, and the growing wealth of web-resources across the curriculum.


ANDY DAVIES / CHRIS TANANONE / TERESA BELISLE Global Citizenship PERAK Global Citizenship: from Vision to Reality Many schools around the world include global citizenship or international mindedness in their mission statements. We do at International School Bangkok. But what exactly do we mean by those terms? How are we making this learning a reality in our schools? How are we measuring the growth of this learning over time? We will share the successes and challenges we’ve experienced in addressing these questions at ISB. We will encourage a collaborative discussion for all schools to share their experience. WILL FITZHUGH Academic Writing NEGERI SEMBILAN Academic Journal at the HS Level There will be a presentation on the history of The Concord Review, a unique academic journal at the secondary level, and on the National Writing Board. SARAH GARNER School Board PAHANG From Operational to Strategic: One Board’s Journey Come and hear how one EARCOS board navigates through the challenges of seeking best practice in board governance. Strategies such as having a board assistant, board library development, more meaningful board self-evaluations, the farm team concept, and blue sky sessions will be shared. GISELLE MARTIN-KNIEP Assessment PENANG Supporting Principal Self-Assessment and Evaluation (Part 2) In this session, participants will explore the Multidimensional Performance Assessment Rubric (MPPR), a tool designed to provide principals and principal evaluators with diagnostic, formative, and summative data on all aspects of their practice, while supporting goal-setting and reflective thinking. Participants will examine and use the tool while considering their current approaches for engaging leaders in professional evaluation and reflection. LAURIE McLELLAN / AREK OWCZAREK Green Schools TRAINING ROOM Avoid Being Green when Deciding to Become a Green School This presentation will highlight some of the practical hurdles in moving towards being a ‘green school.’ We will focus on two core aspects: the operational approach and the management of expectations from students, parents, and teacher activists. We will share some of our experiences from our attempt to move the school towards being more green in action and word. This should be of particular interest to schools that are trying to move an existing building and/or campus towards being more green and also to schools going green and trying to treat the process as a community learning experience. NANCY MEISLAHN Admissions BOARDROOM A U.S. University Admission and Financial Aid 2012 This session will review the undergraduate admissions and financial aid application process for international students—U.S. expats and non-U.S. citizens— 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 in financial aid and other topics of interest. Sponsored by the Office of Overseas Schools. TYLER SHERWOOD Apple Presentation MEZZANINE 1 The iPad and Bento—a Perfect Marriage for Classroom Walkthroughs and Teacher Evaluation This workshop will feature hands-on use of the iPad and the Bento App to make classroom walkthroughs purposeful and meaningful.The iPad is an effective tool for the administrator as well as the students and teachers.


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Session 4

SATURDAY | 3 November 2012



JENNIFER SPARROW Assessment LEMON GARDEN TERRACE 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.

DAVID WARLICK Information Technology KELANTAN Cracking the Code of the ‘Native’ Information Experience Educators are struggling with the ideas of 21st century schools. But most of our students have only known one century—this one. They’ve witnessed an emerging new information environment and have had a hand in shaping its landscape, seamlessly utilizing technologies that define their culture.The outsidethe-classroom information experiences of our students are deep, diverse, rich, and compelling—and understanding these information experiences may be a key to achieving 21st century schools.


IAN SUTHERLAND Leadership SELANGOR How Leaders Build Trust Trust is a critical component of effective leadership. Limited empirical evidence exists that explains how specific leader behaviors contribute to the development of trust in followers. One way trust forms is through the experiences in the history of communication transactions between individuals. This study, conducted in EARCOS schools, was a first step to test and explain the relationship between communication competence skills and trust in leaders.

GREG WHITBY Assessment SARAWAK What Counts as Quality Learning in Today’s World? If schools are to be relevant and purposeful in the future, we need to problematize many aspects of schooling that, to date, have seemed obvious and almost invisible. What counts as valid assessment data? How can students receive quality feedback? What can they learn in school that they won’t learn any other way? This session will explore these and other questions using one school’s journey of professional learning asIntl a practical case study. 1 9/11/2012 9:17 AM Page 1 9-12 3.75x5_Wenger EARCOS School Ad_Layout






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JENNIFER ABRAMS Leadership KELANTAN Being Generationally Savvy: Working Effectively With Educators across the Generations Millennials, Gen Xers, Baby Boomers, Veterans—what are the implications of how your generation works with other generations in your school? What are the strengths and needs of each generation? What structures and communication protocols should we design to work well with them all? This session will provide tools and resources on this increasingly intriguing topic. BAMBI BETTS Instruction /Learning PERAK Well Known Facts about Learning… What Are You Doing about Them? During the past two decades, it has become possible for neuroscientists to study live brains (which is clearly much more useful than dead brains!). That has resulted in at least a handful of ‘truisms’ about how learning happens which are of critical importance to anyone involved in teaching and learning. In this session we will: present a few of these facts; challenge each other to determine what practices in our schools are consistent with these facts and which are not (yes, sadly, there will be a few!); share some ideas about how to bring our teaching practices more into line with these learnings. Relevant to those leading at all levels.


CAROL COMMODORE Leadership SELANGOR Understanding How Innovation Is Practiced within Educational Organizations: Four Essential Leadership Practices within Innovative Systems This session will extend to the essential leadership practices that support the attributes of innovative systems and are rooted in the elements of change. They are part of a continuum of leadership behavior that supports improvement as well as innovation. This session will focus on this continuum of leadership behavior and the paradoxes they produce. DALE COX Recruitment PENANG Teacher Recruitment: Who Are the Candidates and What Are They Looking for in Schools? This workshop will present the results and implications of recent research on international teacher recruitment involving more than 1,500 recruits from CIS, ISS, and SEARCH Associates, providing a profile of the candidates and how they approached the recruiting process. It analyzes their perceptions of schools based on characteristics such as experience, partner status, dependents, preferred teaching level, and others. Discussions will focus on implications for teacher recruitment. MAXINE DRISCOLL Strategic Planning TRAINING ROOM So It’s Time to Create a New Strategic Plan This presentation will outline a creative way to develop an interactive strategic plan for your school community. Prem Tinsulanonda International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand, will be presented as a case study. Participants will learn of the drivers of change and how to use future thinking when developing a strategic plan. MARC FRANKEL School Board KEDAH Using Board and Head Evaluation to Build Leadership Capacity Board self-evaluations and comprehensive head of school evaluations can be much more than mere appraisals. Done well, each is a critical part of building leadership capacity in schools. This workshop will include a walk-through of rubrics for board and head evaluation, including a menu of three models for gathering and processing feedback about the head’s performance. AIMEE GRUBER / TK OSTROM Admissions LEMON GARDEN TERRACE The Customer’s Perspective: Efficiencies & Customer Service in Admission Understanding your customers’ (applicants’) experience will enhance your ability to provide relevant information, increase enrollment, and create life-long relationships. What is the enrollment process like for applicants and parents? How might the admission office interface with other departments? Consider online applications and “paperless” operations. Go from paper to purpose! CHIP BARDER / ETTIE ZILBER Governance Models SABAH ANTE ROOM Profit Vs. Non Profit Schools Most new international schools are identified as “for profit.” What is not clear is: What are the definitions of “for profit” and “not for profit” schools? Is either intrinsically bad or good? Can profit-driven and mission-driven exist in the same institution? Are the accreditation standards any different? What are the kinds of questions a teacher or administrative candidate should be sure to ask when seeking a position in a “for profit” school? JAY McTIGHE Instruction/Learning JOHORE Establishing School-wide Learning Principles Education is a learning profession. Accordingly, schools and teachers should be guided by established principles of learning. In this session, we will examine the benefits of having an explicit set of learning principles, and learn two practical and proven processes for engaging staff in identifying them for your school. ALAN NOVEMBER Leadership SARAWAK Leadership: Managing the Transition This workshop outlines essential skills for leadership to begin the process of aligning our schools to prepare students for the realities of the global economy while maintaining a commitment to standards. Establishing new basic skills of information and communication literacy; Staff development planning; Aligning technology to critical curriculum areas; Shifting from technology planning to information and communication planning; Managing fear and hope; and Building collegiality. 28

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KENNETH PAYNTER Online Education NEGERI SEMBILAN World Virtual School The World Virtual School Project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools to assist participating schools and regions in terms of curriculum quality and continuity, opportunities for collaboration, progressive professional development, and resiliency in the face of natural or man-made emergencies. The project provides coordination of a network of learning management systems for nearly 80 participating international schools. See how this might work for your school.

MARK SHONE Apple Presentation MEZZANINE 1 iPads in the Teaching of Physics The session will look at ways in which physics lessons have changed at Nanyang Girls’ High School, a top independent secondary school in Singapore, since the introduction of iPads into the class there nearly two years ago. Mark Shone will share some of the technological solutions and pedagogical approaches that he has found work to create physics lessons that are more engaging for the students and where deeper learning can take place. ROB THOMPSON Business/Leadership PAHANG Changing the Mindset—Putting Customer Service First International school administrators have multiple customers. This interactive workshop will assist participants to identify their primary customer constituency in the various situations they face on a regular basis. Participants will also consider the time frame within which success will be defined and determine how the time frame might “change the mindset.” Participants will leave with ideas to “change the mindset” and to put customer service first in their own school administration. 15:15-15:45

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ERIN ROBINSON A Doctoral Study BOARDROOM A The Relationship Between Teacher Cultural Competency and Student Engagement Cultural competency is intertwined within the personal and professional lives of international educators and their students. The global nomad experience has a profound influence on international school communities. Yet, how does this translate into the classroom? Participants in this session will develop an in-depth understanding of cultural competency and learn what a doctoral research study revealed about the relationship between teacher cultural competency and student engagement.

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ANDREW ALDRICH Leadership KEDAH Panelists: TIM CARR / JIM KOERSCHEN / STEVE DARE / BAMBI BETTS The Leadership Symposium A candid Q&A style discussion for all school leaders, The Leadership Symposium is the culminating event of The Leadership Project, a feature of the LEARN[ED]LEADERSHIP blog. Through this project, Andrew has interviewed numerous school leaders to ask about their challenges and triumphs. Join Andrew and the panelists as they share their thoughts on leadership, and take questions from the audience. More @learnedleadership.org KEVIN BARTLETT Curriculum LEMON GARDEN TERRACE The Common Ground Curriculum: the Elevator Conversation This workshop will provide a concise overview of the Common Ground initiative in terms of its three facets: a coherent, international learning continuum, a systematized set of trainings and tools for all aspects of the learning business, and an open source platform for global collaboration on learning. JEFF BROOKS Leadership SABAH ANTE ROOM Instructional Leadership Across Content Areas Instructional leadership looks different depending on the content area! This session presents important information from various content areas such as science, reading and mathematics and provides administrators with strategies for improving their individual content knowledge expertise and support excellent instruction and learning across the whole school.


CAROL COMMODORE Assessment SELANGOR Developing Balance in our Assessment Systems to Meet the Needs of All Users of the Information Assessment is a driving force for improving learning. To understand this force and to comprehend its ability to bring coherence to an organization, the participants will focus on an overview of the vision of a balanced assessment program, the steps to get there, and the leadership competencies that will support bringing the vision to reality as outlined by Pearson’s Assessment Training Institute of Portland, Oregon. WILL FITZHUGH Academic Writing NEGERI SEMBILAN College Readiness for Reading and Writing In the United States the majority of students are sent off to college never having written a history research paper. Efforts in the last 25 years to remedy this by The Concord Review will be presented, and college readiness will be discussed. JOHN LITTLEFORD Marketing PAHANG Bumping up the Enrollment Numbers and Deepening the Pool By building the demand factor (bumping up the numbers), schools can consider growing or choosing their incoming classes more carefully (deepening the pool) with greater balance, diversity, and mix, and ensuring that parents who do join the community come with a sense of loyalty and pride. This session will teach the participants how to spend less money on traditional branding and marketing and how to recruit, educate, galvanize, train, and marshal a supportive army of parents as parent admissions ambassadors who assist appropriately in internal and external marketing and support the overall admissions effort. There is a proven strategy to do this by first making parents feel valued and heard and then using their own supportive comments and tone about the school’s strengths to make them realize the difference they can make and become marketing specialists in every segment of the community, acting for the school. The power of greater parental pride cannot be underestimated. PAT O’BRIEN / ANDY DAVIES Intercultural Education PENANG How Intercultural Are We? Pat O’Brien and Andy Davies will share their research findings into where international school teachers and students place in an intercultural sensitivity continuum. They will then explore methods to increase levels of intercultural sensitivity among students and teachers at international schools. JEFF ROSEN / BRAD LATZKE School Design PERAK Micro-Campuses: The Alternative Learning Space of the Future Intrigued by the concept of the micro-campus, where classes move from a traditional school site to somewhere with alternative learning opportunities? This workshop will explore the challenges and successes of this unique learning space, and we will share stories from our own school’s experiences setting up a month-long micro-campus. JANE ROSS Apple Presentation MEZZANINE 1 iBooks Author. Create and Publish Amazing Multi-Touch Books for iPad iBooks Author free app allows anyone to create beautiful multi-touch textbooks and just about any other kind of book for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could. Preview a range of books created by students that have been published to the iBookstore and learn how to create an interactive book yourself that you can test directly on an iPad. DAVID WARLICK Information Technology KELANTAN DataVis: Fusing Data, Math, and Art Our world experience is increasingly being archived, indexed, and measured, and this massive quantity of information and data has stories to tell. But it is a foreign language to the human brain. Math courses taught us to manage numbers that come in the dozens. But when they are counted in exabytes, then we need new ways to interpret the data, new ways to help them tell their story. 30

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JILL WATSON / LIZ GALE Supervision/Evaluation BOARDROOM A Improve Student Learning with Effective Teacher Evaluation Teacher evaluation is often seen as a time-consuming, intimidating process that doesn’t always produce the desired outcome... to improve student learning. This workshop will examine research-based assessment practices that improve student learning, reframed in the context of teacher evaluation. Participants will review and evaluate teacher evaluation practices, and discover that there are a variety of highly effective evaluation strategies that improve teacher performance and student learning.

JULIAN WHITELEY Leadership JOHORE How Do You Create a Motivated School? The session will focus on how a school can create a culture that is characterized by a clarity of purpose, engagement, and autonomy. It will explore how coherence of philosophy, policy, and practice can be combined to provide a motivational environment in a school. 16:45-18:30

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Leading for a Future for Schools This paper will investigate the overarching question raised by the conference theme, ‘The Why of School in 2030’ through the particular lens of leadership, as well as considering the challenges and complexities of the process of leading in today’s world to guarantee that there is in fact a future for schools and schooling. Given the comprehensive nature and rate of both technological and sociological change in global contemporary society, it is impossible to predict what life for the young people beginning their school careers in 2030 might be like: unpredictable change is the predictable constant impacting on our lives. What we do know is that we reap the harvest of the seeds that we sow today, tomorrow. We must therefore consider carefully the role of today’s leaders in shaping not only the potential leaders of tomorrow, but, equally importantly, the view of learning, teaching, and schooling in the broader community. Such consideration now will help to ensure that schools remain relevant to, provide a meaningful function within, and indeed continue to exist in society. This paper will thus ask the question ‘why schools?’, and will explore what this question means for teachers, learners, and leaders today.


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Session 7

SUNDAY | 4 November 2012



JENNIFER ABRAMS Organizational Development KELANTAN Having Hard Conversations (Part 1) As teachers, coaches, and leaders, we often come up against situations where difficult topics must be addressed. What do we know about the best strategies for those moments? What questions should we be asking ourselves before we speak and what environments are best for when we do speak? With an emphasis on challenges faced in all types of settings, and based on research around conflict, this session will provide all participants with resources and tools for having hard conversations. BAMBI BETTS / ANTHONY NORMORE Teacher Compensation PERAK Pay for Performance? A dialogue… Should schools pay teachers and leaders based on performance? If so, are there some universal models or at least design principles we can apply? While clearly not a ‘new issue’ it is definitely sharply on the radar of the international schools and is unresolved. In this session we will: share some of the models that are in use in international schools; take a look at some very recent models and ideas from international school leaders; pick apart lessons from those who have done it; attempt to shed the next ray of light. Come and add your perspective!


JEFF BROOKS Leadership SABAH ANTE ROOM Tapping into the Many Layers of Motivation There are many ways to motivate students, teachers, administrators, staff, and families. This session explains the importance of understanding the different ways that each person and group connected to the school finds meaningful and then building intrinsic and extrinsic incentive systems around these needs. TIM CARR / ROBERT LANDAU Educational Innovation SELANGOR And… Action! Schools often design grand proposals and are less proficient at translating theory into action. With our increasingly fragile planet, powerful technological tools, and new knowledge about learning, we now need to focus on efficient yet sustainable innovations in our schools. With the authentic examples from both new and established schools we’ll focus on how we can create contemporary learning environments that will enable students to make a difference in the world and the lives of others. PETER CORCORAN / JARRET LAMBIE Korean Culture KEDAH Learning in the Land of Morning Calm – Korea Koreans form a significant portion of the student body in many international schools. Individually and collectively their academic and social-emotional needs may best be addressed in subtly and substantially different ways. This workshop presents an overview of generalized perceptions and understandings of Korean cultural norms and values. Participants are invited to engage in a series of real life problem-solving scenarios and evaluate the relative merits of proposed solutions. MARCEL DAANE Athletic Directors MEZZANINE 2 Movement, Efficiency, Training: Connecting Body and Brain through Exercise This practical session shows participants how to engage the brain while exercising and shows practical progressions how to safely increase complexity of movement to keep both body and brain synchronized during training. PAUL DEMINICO School Board JOHORE Survival Kit for School Heads: Dealing with the Elephant in the Boardroom This workshop will provide aspiring, new, and experienced heads of school practical approaches to addressing tough board-head issues. Participants will engage in such topics as: marginalizing the influence of the elephant; putting strategic thinking back into the board meeting, optimizing the positive energy of the board; being politically savvy; and knowing what may undermine the board. Participants will be equipped to put strategies in place immediately upon return to their schools. WILL FITZHUGH Academic Writing NEGERI SEMBILAN Academic Journal at the HS Level (Repeat) There will be a presentation on the history of The Concord Review, a unique academic journal at the secondary level, and on the National Writing Board. JUDITH HEGEDUS / WILLIAM JOHNSON Curriculum BOARDROOM A And Now for Something Completely Different: Introducing the AP I Cambridge Capstone Program and Credential International secondary schools and higher education are all seeking effective ways to prepare students for an increasingly global and inter-connected future. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) and University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) are collaborating with key secondary schools, including Hong Kong International School, to pilot an AP|Cambridge Capstone Program and Credential. This rigorous, flexible program will promote and validate 21st century skills, including: critical inquiry; synthesis and expression; independent, creative, and interdisciplinary thought; the ability to work as part of a team; and international, cross-cultural, and self awareness. This session will give the background on the development of this program and pilot updates from HKIS. JANE ROSS Apple Presentation MEZZANINE 1 iBooks Author. Create and Publish Amazing Multi-Touch Books for iPad iBooks Author free app allows anyone to create beautiful multi-touch textbooks and just about any other kind of book for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could. Preview a range of books created by students that have been published to the iBookstore and learn how to create an interactive book yourself that you can test directly on an iPad. 36

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SUNDAY | 4 November 2012




ALAN KNOBLOCH Educational Innovation LEMON GARDEN TERRACE Ready, Fire, Aim Why do some initiatives fail while others succeed? This workshop will combine the research for diffusion of innovation, professional development, and communication to provide some answers to this question. With over 15 years of experience of working in schools that have tried to be on the cutting edge, the presenter has plenty of stories of success and failures to use as examples. A model for implementing new initiatives will be presented. Workshop attendees will be expected to share their experiences and ideas. Time will be allotted to begin planning your next initiative, so bring a colleague. GAVIN LAZARO Assessment/Reporting PAHANG Is a Meaningful, Rigorous and Efficient Reporting System Really Possible? Reporting systems are meant to provide a clear way of fairly identifying student progress.Yet many systems are cumbersome (“you want me to write grades in where?”), inefficient (“this is taking me an age to write”), lacking in rigour (“I got an A in English but a B- in history... how come?”) and vague (“what does my grade B actually mean?”). We’ve worked hard to develop a system that is more meaningful in all sorts of ways and helps to focus on our mission and the IB learner profile too. PAUL O’NEILL Information Technology PENANG Shifting Gears beyond Labs — All Teachers Seeing Technology as Integral to Learning The development of the Educational Technology Expectations at ASIJ is a prompt for professional dialogue and coaching to make ICT integral to learning. The Expectations, while not a checklist, are a compendium of strategies formulated around organizers: inquire; create; communicate; operate; and ethical use. They are banded in grade level groups to assist teachers working with instructional coaches to develop creative, focused technology and rich learning environments. GREG WHITBY Leadership SARAWAK Learning by Leading Inquiry What leaders do matters! This realisation is cause for celebration—what we do counts—but it is also humbling in the face of such responsibility and we can’t do it alone. Collaboration and partnership are critical. In this workshop, participants will explore practical strategies for school and system leaders to bring about new routines of practice within the learning space through an inquiry process focused on improving the learning of each student.

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JENNIFER ABRAMS Organizational Development KELANTAN Having Hard Conversations (Part 2) As teachers, coaches, and leaders, we often come up against situations where difficult topics must be addressed. What do we know about the best strategies for those moments? What questions should we be asking ourselves before we speak, and what environments are best for when we do speak? With an emphasis on challenges faced in all types of settings, and based on research around conflict, this session will provide all participants with resources and tools for having hard conversations. KEEGAN COMBS Professional Learning Communities KEDAH Practical (and Professional) Learning Communities from the Ground Up Professional Learning Communities are widely viewed as a powerful strategy for staff development and school improvement. This session will look at one school’s teacher-driven model for PLCs looking at student work. The results? Collaboration. Community. Reflection. Learning Focus. Improved Practice. Explore practical possibilities to transform your school community and classrooms. The session will be facilitated as a PLC with discussion, questioning, and group problem solving.


CAROL COMMODORE Curriculum SELANGOR Our Elementary Students Will Retire around 2067. Is our Curriculum Preparing Them for a World That Is Changing at Digital Speed? Much of what we teach is based on a world that has been and is. What curriculum will prepare our students for what will be? This session will focus on the elements of rapid change hitting all facets of our societies worldwide and the implications for our schools in meeting these transformations. Participants will also consider essentials in supporting the development and implementation of quality curriculum around what is important to learn not only today but beyond. DANIEL ESCHTRUTH Early Childhood PERAK The Third Teacher: Creative and Effective Design for the Early Childhood Classroom Participants in this workshop will take away ideas and proven designs for creating strong early childhood classroom learning spaces. We will touch on topics from indoor/outdoor play space, to appropriate furniture options, and even how the smallest of spaces can be transformed to highly utilized areas for learning and play. STEFANIE LEONG IB SABAH ANTE ROOM Update on the Recognition Initiatives of IB Diploma Programme Worldwide This session would provide an update on the recognition policies and research. The session also discusses how counselors can develop a relationship with universities to support the students, the school, and the community. JOHN LITTLEFORD School Boards PAHANG Good Governance: Managing the Unexpected Most sessions on board governance teach boards and directors how boards should act and behave normally and how they should be structured in terms of policies, by-laws, and modes of conduct.The real challenge comes when a crisis hits and the board throws out its policy handbook and previous governance training and acts reactively, poorly, defensively, or hysterically. This session will arm board members and administrators with the tools to govern in unexpected situations resulting from a political split at the board level, an attempted coup d’etat by a constituent group, the dismissal of a popular teacher, a misuse of Facebook, or any of a myriad of other issues that could escalate into a full blown crisis that threatens even the best schools and most seasoned boards. GISELLE MARTIN-KNIEP Leadership PENANG Leading towards Coherence with Our Brain in Mind Competing demands and scarce resources plague educational leaders more than ever before. This program provides a variety of brain-related insights, strategies, and tools for maximizing the ways in which educational leaders allocate time, energy, and work towards improving teaching and learning. It includes concrete opportunities for participants to explore self-regulatory and goal-related strategies and apply these insights to themselves, to the adults they work with, and to students. JAY McTIGHE Curriculum JOHORE Understanding by Design 2.0 Many international schools have used Understanding by Design (UbD) as a framework for curriculum planning. Just as software programs are periodically refined based on user feedback and enhanced features, Grant Wiggins and I have updated our UbD planning template after 13 years. In this session, we will examine the updated features of UbD 2.0 and ways of introducing this version to your staff. TYLER SHERWOOD Apple Presentation MEZZANINE 1 The iPad and Bento — a Perfect Marriage for Classroom Walkthroughs and Teacher Evaluation This workshop will feature hands-on use of the iPad and the Bento App to make classroom walkthroughs purposeful and meaningful.The iPad is an effective tool for the administrator as well as the students and teachers.


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JENNIFER SPARROW Assessment LEMON GARDEN TERRACE Common Formative Assessments Understanding by Design. Balanced assessment. Using data results. Differentiation. Professional Learning Communities.These are all buzz words in education today for a good reason—each one has been shown to have a positive impact on learning. Unfortunately in practice they are often seen as “one more thing to do,” resulting in initiative fatigue. This workshop overviews an approach that helps integrate these initiatives under one umbrella goal: Common Formative Assessments. RICHARD GASKELL International Schools Data TRAINING ROOM The Changing Face of International Schools: Historical Growth, Current Overview, and Future Prospects. This presentation will provide comprehensive analysis of the global international school market, with special focus on developments and trends in the Asia school market as well as EARCOS schools. The ISC Research online system (www.isc-r.com) provides a wide range of analytical tools as well as access to current international school news and archives. This system has been provided free of charge to all EARCOS heads of schools as part of our association agreement. 12:00-18:00

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HEATHER NARO / ERIN ROBINSON Assessment BOARDROOM A Standards-Based Assessment & Reporting (Part 1) As you know, standards-based assessment is a hot topic in many international schools. Some may be wondering what exactly the fuss is all about, and others may buy into the approach but are figuring out how to implement it. It’s suited for administrators at various levels of experience with standards-based. At HKIS and Eastern Seaboard, we’re well on our way down the standards-based path. We would like to share our experiences and discuss burning questions about where to go with standards in your schools, reshaping assessment and grading practices, and how to fully implement SBR. The session allows for plenty of discussion time with colleagues and includes suggestions on how to approach SBR and foreseeing potential challenges.

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Nova Southeastern University Presenter: Vanaja Nethi SELANGOR Trends in Global Higher Education We live in an age where education is no longer bound by place or time, thanks to amazing advances in instructional technology. This session presents a real world example in Asia - a truly accessible, flexible and affordable Doctor of Education (Ed.D) program from a fully-accredited American university that can lead to Principal certification. WALDEN UNIVERSITY Presenter: Ivonne Chirino-Klevans KEDAH Teachers or Friends? Cultural Expectations in the Multicultural Classroom Globalization has a strong impact on the types of students that international schools embrace. Teachers and administrators need to develop the right skills to better serve students from different cultural backgrounds. In this session you will learn about how culture influences student and teacher expectations, social interactions, intelligence, and motivation in the classroom. Be ready to participate!

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FIELDWORK EDUCATION Presenter: Steven Mark PERAK The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) Update There are now 1,400 schools in 77 countries improving learning and developing international-mindedness with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). In this session Steven Mark, the IPC Director, will bring both member and non-member schools up to date with the latest IPC developments, along with plans for the forthcoming 12 months. The session will also introduce and explore the newly launched International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) for students aged 11-14. FINALSITE Presenter: Clive Ungless SABAH ANTE ROOM Effective Web Strategies Facebook and other social media sites grab our students’ attention and time. How can we harness this interest to improve teaching and learning in international schools? Clive Ungless, finalsite’s Director of International Operations, will discuss the purpose and value of private social networking tools and other online collaborations. He will also share school-based case studies and best practice. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SERVICES


MCGRAW HILL EDUCATION Presenter: Ming Xia BOARDROOM A Engage Today’s Net-Generation Learner with CINCH Learning CINCH Learning helps you engage today’s digital natives by combining the power and flexibility of classroom technology with McGraw-Hill’s proven, comprehensive math and science programs.Teachers can plan, teach, assess, and differentiate instruction from one powerful online tool, on any device, any time. BETTER CHINESE Presenter: James Lin JOHORE The iPad Classroom: an Interactive and Engaging Chinese Learning Experience Want to get students fired up about learning Chinese? Wonder how to use iPad for both instructional delivery and interactive learning tool? We want to introduce to you “Discovering Chinese 奇妙中文—iPad Edition!” This iPad textbook was a year in the making and it started as a STARTALK project cosponsored by Stanford University’s California Foreign Language Project and the Palo Alto Unified School District. Come hear how we used the Discovering Chinese App as the foundation with other apps to create a seamless learning environment that makes Mandarin learning fun and effective. Come hear our experiences and tips on how to implement a successful iPad classroom for all levels and languages. SODEXO ASIA PACIFIC Presenter: Col Lin Yeo PENANG Sodexo Solutions for Schools The objective of the presentation will be to introduce Sodexo to the audience and to do a snapshot on our solutions for school, as well as sharing our best practices across Asia. FROSCH TRAVEL (ex: Passport Executive Travel) Presenter: Robert Goodrich KELANTAN Travel Savings With so many Internet travel sites blaring “SALE” and “DISCOUNT,” how do you know you’ve got the best deal? Travel is expensive for schools, companies, and individual travelers like consultants and vendors.This non-promotional, informational session covers budget and service matters as well as airline pricing logic to maximize your savings and value.Topics include discounting, split ticketing, dummy returns, codeshares, wholesale tickets, mileage accounts, upgrades, and airline fees. Valuable, practical information.


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WENGER CORPORATION Presenter: Nancy Wagner NEGERI SEMBILAN Planning Guide for School Music Facilities This presentation will guide school administrators and facility planners on what factors are important in creating a music/choral suite in schools, especially prior to construction or renovation. Four critical factors: acoustics, floor plan, storage, and equipment will be discussed. Each participant will receive a Wenger Planning Guide brochure at no cost.

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ACER Presenter: Dara Ramalingam TRAINING ROOM How the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) Can Help Your School Improve Teaching and Learning In this session we will explore the question, “How can assessment data be used to improve teaching and learning?” While the principles covered will be general, the specific focus will be on the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA), as assessment designed especially for international schools. In this session we will assist participants to understand how to use the scores and reports generated by the ISA to identify areas in need of attention in relation to learning priorities in the school and individual and group learning.

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BAMBI BETTS Assessment PERAK Feedback is the ‘New’ Assessment (Repeat) Although we all use it intentionally or randomly, the absolutely critical role of feedback in learning has somehow not yet been given the full attention it warrants. Much of the latest writing and research on assessments relates to this key area of ‘feedback.’ According to all sources, learning is dependent on feedback. In this session we will: -look at the current research findings on feedback as it relates to assessment -clarify the purpose and value of quality feedback to learners -deepen our understanding of different types of feedback -analyze feedback statements and discuss ways to use feedback in the classroom to guide student learning -discuss the place of self-assessment in the feedback process -summarize the key practices classroom teacher should be using to take full advantage of the power of feedback in learning Audience : all levels MADELEINE BYSTROM / ANTONIA BOUSH Leadership SELANGOR Collaborative Leadership: Principals and Coaches Working Together to Improve Instruction Exploring the pivotal leadership roles principals and literacy coaches play in developing effective instruction, Boush and Bystrom teach participants how to use cost-effective, onsite professional development to implement best teaching practices in the K-5 classroom.


ANTHONY NORMORE Leadership SABAH ANTE ROOM Leadership for Multicultural Schools This session will focus on the central role of leadership in multicultural school contexts. Topics that will be discussed include the importance of culturally proficient leadership for equity and excellence; integrating multiculturalism throughout the content areas; and the role of reflective practice in leading diverse schools. JON GOLDSTEIN Curriculum TRAINING ROOM Inquiry-Based Curriculum Design Challenging All Students Appropriately How can we get students who come with disparate abilities, backgrounds, and interests in the subject to engage effectively with the curriculum we design? We will consider specific examples from middle school science, math, and humanities courses, demonstrating how inquiry-based units can help teachers meet and exceed curricular standards. ANNE SULLIVAN Admissions LEMON GARDEN TERRACE The Right Relationship Is Everything: Utilize Resources to Optimize Admission Relocation services are an ever-growing population providing information to prospective families about your area and your school. What are they telling your families? This session will help you understand how your school can get more involved to ensure you are receiving the right transfer applicants for your school. CHRIS JANSEN Systems Thinking KEDAH Leveraging System Thinking in Schools Participants in this workshop will undertake a systems thinking process, a strategic planning technique for making sense of a complex system such as a school. Systems thinking develops the ability to see the world as processes and connections, thereby allowing exploration of areas of potential influence and leverage. Participants will analyze a case study using system thinking processes that map school behavior management processes and then apply these processes to international schools. JOSEPH LEVNO Leadership PAHANG Teacher Leaders: Building & Sustaining School Leadership Capacity You know who your teacher leaders are. How do you support them? Do you have a plan for empowering these energetic, risk-taking teachers who extend their influence in a positive manner, beyond their classrooms? Relevant and engaging, this workshop will enable participants to build the necessary leadership skills for empowering teacher leaders and walk away with a preliminary plan to build and sustain teacher leadership in their own school. RICHARD MAST Leadership PENANG Developing Measures of Success This session will present a framework for schools to develop a school-wide system of identifying measures of success. The aim is for schools to be able to demonstrate their achievements in all aspects of school operations. In this way schools can demonstrate to their parents and broader communities that the success of the school is not only justified, but that it is expressed in terms much broader than relying on narrower measures such as grade 12 academic results and college/university placement.


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JAY McTIGHE Curriculum JOHORE Curriculum Mapping with the Ends in Mind This session will explore four essential questions: - What are the long-term “ends” toward which curriculum should be directed? - Why should standards be seen as “building code”? - How do we insure that important elements (21st Century Skills, Habits of Mind) don’t fall through the cracks? - How do we create a more coherent curriculum—from the learners point of view? HEATHER NARO / ERIN ROBINSON Assessment BOARDROOM A Standards-Based Assessment & Reporting (Part 2) As you know, standards-based assessment is a hot topic in many international schools. Some may be wondering what exactly the fuss is all about and others may buy into the approach but are figuring out how to implement it. It’s suited for administrators at various levels of experience with standards-based. At HKIS and Eastern Seaboard, we’re well on our way down the standards-based path. We would like to share our experiences and discuss burning questions about where to go with standards in your schools, reshaping assessment and grading practices, and how to fully implement SBR. The session allows for plenty of discussion time with colleagues and includes suggestions on how to approach standards-based and foreseeing potential challenges. MARK SHONE Apple Presentation MEZZANINE 1 iPads in the Teaching of Physics The session will look at ways in which physics lessons have changed at Nanyang Girls’ High School, a top independent secondary school in Singapore, since the introduction of iPads into the class there nearly two years ago. Mark Shone will share some of the technological solutions and pedagogical approaches that he has found work to create physics lessons that are more engaging for the students and where deeper learning can take place. DAVID WARLICK Leadership KELANTAN Telling the New Story Leadership, in a time of rapid change, requires perhaps nothing so much as the ability to tell a compelling new story. This highly interactive, un-conference style session will explore today’s story as it applies to education, identifying the fundamental challenges, necessary tools for solutions, and the story that makes people want to act—the perfect elevator pitch. 16:00-18:00 MARILYN GEORGE BOARDROOM B WASC: Serving as a Visiting Committee Member 17:45-18:45

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Workshop Presenters Jennifer Abrams Jennifer is a former English teacher, new teacher coach, and educational consultant. She trains educators in successful teaching practices, supervision, and evaluation, creating identity safe classrooms, generational savvy, and having hard conversations. Jennifer is a frequent presenter at Learning Forward, ASCD, and the New Teacher Center’s Annual Symposium. Her writings include Having Hard Conversations, (Corwin Press, 2009), “Planning Productive Talk,” (Educational Leadership, October 2011), and the chapter, “Habits of Mind for the School Savvy Leader” in Art Costa’s and Bena Kallick’s book, Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success. Her upcoming book is entitled Generational Savvy: How to be Effective with Educators of All. Andrew Aldrich Andrew is the developer of learnedleadership.org, a blog geared toward examining leadership and other topics in international education. The LEARN[ED]LEADERSHIP blog was created with the goal of identifying the strengths and weaknesses of leadership in our industry, and to create a platform for interviewing and learning from some of our best leaders. In addition to blogging, Andrew is in his fourth year at Brent International School in Subic Bay, Philippines, where he currently works as the social studies department chair and administrative intern. Kelly Armitage Kelly is the elementary school principal at International School Bangkok. Her previous roles include: instructional learning coach, curriculum coordinator, staff developer, educational consultant, dual-immersion bilingual specialist, and classroom teacher. She lives in Bangkok with her husband and two children.

Chip Barder Chip is in his seventh international school, having served previously in Zaire, now Congo again, Malaysia, Indonesia, Syria, Russia, and Poland. Currently he is head of the United Nations International School of Hanoi, Vietnam. For the purposes of his workshop, it is important to note that none of these schools is in the category of for-profit. He has been a teacher, counselor, and principal at all three levels (ES, MS, HS) in addition to 17 years as a head. He is in his fifth year at UNIS Hanoi. Kevin Bartlett Kevin has held leadership positions in Tanzania, Namibia, Austria, and Belgium, where he is currently director of the International School of Brussels, a fully inclusive school he has led for a decade. Kevin has been deeply involved in designing accreditation systems for the European Council of International Schools and the Council of International Schools, leadership training for the Principals Training Center and The International Leadership and Management Programme, and curriculum design as the initiator and early leader of the IB Primary Years Programme. Kevin is currently involved in launching two global initiatives: The Next Frontier: Inclusion and The Common Ground Collaborative, a new curriculum project for international and national schools. Most significantly Kevin is, first and foremost, a practitioner. Teresa Belisle Teresa has been an educator for the past 25 years in the United States, France, Mexico, Egypt, and Thailand. She is currently the PK-12 learning specialist at International School Bangkok.

Bambi Betts Bambi 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 as director of Escuela Campo Alegre in Caracas, Venezuela. She has been a consultant in over 100 international schools, conducting training on a variety of topics related to the effective international school, including high leverage leadership strategies, assessment, curriculum leadership, teacher leader strategies, instructional strategies, faculty evaluation, and 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). Jeffrey S. Brooks Jeffrey is associate professor and program coordinator of educational administration at Iowa State University. His research focuses on socio-cultural and equity dynamics of educational leadership practice and preparation. His most recent work examines how globalization and racism influence leadership in schools. Dr. Brooks has conducted case studies and ethnographic research in the United States and in the Philippines, where he studied leadership for social justice as a J. William Fulbright Scholar. He is author of two full-length research studies: The Dark Side of School Reform: Teaching in the Space between Reality and Utopia (Rowman & Littlefield Education) and Black School, White School: Racism and Educational (Mis)leadership (Teachers College Press). 48

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Workshop Presenters MARK BROWN Mark is the Director of Vive la Montagne Adventure Consultants providing mountain sports, teambuilding, first aid training, alpine courses & group outdoor pursuits. Consultancy in climbing walls, adventure structures, ropes courses, outdoor activity risk assessment, activity equipment audits, media & promotions, rope access & equipment design and sales.

Antonia Boush Antonia holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of North Colorado.Toni has many years of experience as a principal at an expeditionary learning school in Colorado and is currently the elementary school principal at Ruamrudee International School, Bangkok. Her experience includes working closely with school designers, literacy coaches, master and mentor teachers to develop instructional leadership among staff. Madeleine Bystrom Madeleine holds a master’s degree in curriculum and teaching, and is currently a literacy coach at Ruamrudee International School in Bangkok. She has worked in education for more than 15 years as a classroom teacher and an ELL instructor. She provides ongoing professional development for over 20 teachers and works closely with administrators to support research-based language arts best practices. Her dedication to the profession, as well as her strong belief in collegiality, ensures that she supports the overall vision of academic coaching within an elementary setting. Tim Carr Tim has spent most of his career in the wonderful world of international schools in Tanzania, Brazil, Costa Rica, Japan, and is now the head of Jakarta International School.

Milton Chen (Keynote Speaker) See page 12 Keegan Combs Keegan is in his third year as professional development coordinator and literacy coach at Xiamen International School. Recognized as practical, engaging, and learning-focused, Keegan’s leadership emphasizes collaboration and facilitation. He is passionate about helping teachers reflect on their personal identities, values, and beliefs in order to develop as professional educators. At XIS, Keegan designed and coordinates a staff development program that is recognized by administrators and teachers as an invaluable tool for community growth and school change. He has a unique approach that balances the views and needs of teachers and administrators. Carol Commodore Carol is the founding member of Leadership, Learning and Assessment, LLC and a leader of the Wisconsin Assessment Consortium. She is also an independent consultant with Pearson’s Assessment Training Institute of Portland, Oregon. Carol has also served as an assistant superintendent for instruction and a coordinator for assessment and has over twenty years experience as a classroom teacher. Her work centering on assessment, learning, motivation, and leadership takes her across North America, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Commodore has co-authored three books, The Power of SMART Goals: Using Goals to Improve Student Learning; Beyond School Improvement: The Journey to Innovative Leadership; and Assessment Balance and Quality: An Action Guide for School Leaders. PeteR Corcoran Peter is the current director at Seoul International School (SIS) and has over 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher and school administrator. Prior to this appointment Mr. Corcoran served as the school’s high school principal. He came to SIS after 25 years of educational service in Canada and is in his fifth year of service there. SIS is unique in many ways, serving the educational needs of over 1,100 students K-12. While more than 70% of students hold foreign passports, more than 98% of the student population is ethnically Korean. Almost all the school’s graduates attend college or university in the U.S. Dale Cox Dale Cox is the new director of Shekou International School. Previously, he was the middle school principal at the International School of Beijing and an administrator and teacher in the United States. He completed his doctorate at Lehigh University, with a dissertation focus on international teacher recruitment.

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Workshop Presenters Marcel Daane Marcel’s passion lies in the realm of maximizing cognitive and physical performance by using an integrated combination of neuroscience, exercise physiology, and nutrition. His postgraduate work in neuroscience, coupled with undergraduate degrees in complementary medicine and applied nutrition, and his professional qualifications as an ACE “Gold Standard” Advanced Fitness Specialist and NSCA Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist, in combination with over 15 years experience in cognitive performance coaching, rehabilitation, and strength conditioning, have enabled him to develop a unique, integrated model of coaching that is highly sought after in the sports, fitness, and corporate arenas. Marcel is the managing director of The Body Brain Performance Institute (Singapore), which specializes in executive performance coaching for organizations such as SAP-Asia Pacific, Accenture, Google, and HERMES. He is also director of Singapore’s largest sports performance centre, SPEED Institute, as well as Marcel-Fit Education and Training through which he authors and runs body-brain, movement based, fitness education courses for fitness professionals. Andy Davies Andy is head of school at International School Bangkok. Andy’s interests are student learning, international education, and rugby.

Maxine Driscoll Maxine is head of school at Prem Tinsulanonda International School, an EY- Gr. 12 day and boarding school in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Maxine was previously head of junior school (K-6) at Kardinia International College, Geelong, Australia, where she led a team of teachers to drastically improve the quality of teaching and learning and to win a Business Excellence Award in the process. Maxine is the recipient of an Australian National Excellence in Teaching Award and was invited to serve on the National Executive of the Australian Primary Principals Association. She has a B.Ed and an M.Ed majoring in curriculum development and educational administration from Deakin University, Australia. Maxine is an International Baccalaureate consultant, workshop leader, and authorization and evaluation team leader. She has led workshops, consulted for, and evaluated schools throughout the Asia Pacific Region. She is a passionate educator! Paul DeMinico Paul is vice president of International Schools Services (ISS) for administrative searches. He earned a doctorate from Vanderbilt University and has served as school head for 24 years at international schools in Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has served as a senior lecturer of education at Assumption University in Bangkok and has authored numerous articles on educational topics, published in international and U.S. periodicals. A graduate of Harvard Business School’s Global Leadership Program, Paul has a particular interest in advancing the concept of “global-mindedness” among students from elementary to Ph.D. candidates. Formerly director for executive searches with the N.H. School Boards Association, Paul now facilitates school head searches with ISS and trains school boards on their roles. Meagan Enticknap-Smith Meagan is passionate about curriculum, and in her career has been able to explore, research, and practice a variety of educational frameworks and philosophies. This passion combined with her experience and interest in teacher professional development has led her down many interesting and rewarding paths. Meagan has taught and coordinated curriculum in schools in Canada, Japan, Australia, and Vietnam. Currently she is the director of learning at UNIS Hanoi where she works with teachers across the whole school to better understand what learning looks like and how best to support that learning. Daniel Eschtruth Daniel has been the principal and head of the Shanghai Community International School’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) Campus for three years. His 15 years of education experience include serving as an early childhood and elementary classroom teacher, the director of admissions and marketing, and as the director of development. He has been involved in numerous school development projects and has extensive background in planning, designing, and ultimately overseeing the construction of schools/classrooms/playgrounds. With a master of education in curriculum and instruction he has also worked with schools on creating developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood. Daniel seeks to ensure that all students have an environment that envelops them and allows them to feel free to learn, explore, and belong so that they might move forward with enthusiasm and joy toward lives of meaning and accomplishment. Theodore Faunce Since August 2006, Theodore has been headmaster of Chinese International School (CIS), a dual-language English and Mandarin school in Hong Kong with a PK-12 student body of 1400. Prior to joining CIS, Ted served for eight years at the Lycee International in St. Germain-en-Laye as director of the American Section. From 1984 to 1998 he taught French at the Episcopal High School, a coeducational boarding school in Alexandria, Virginia. A fluent French speaker, Ted is a student of Chinese and has also studied Vietnamese. He earned his B.A. and Ph.D. in Romance languages at Princeton University. In 2009, he spoke at the National Chinese Convention in Chicago. He has also spoken at the International Baccalaureate Global Language Convention (Atlanta, 2008; Melbourne, 2010) and the CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference (Singapore, 2011; Hong Kong, 2012). In 2010, he received the CASE AsiaPacific Chief Executive Leadership Award. 50

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Workshop Presenters Deidre Fischer Deidre is currently the superintendent of Cebu International School and the secretary of the EARCOS board. She has worked in the EARCOS region since 1998, in the Philippines previously at Brent Baguio, and China, at Beijing BISS International School. Her first headship was at the International School of Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), and she built her first school during her tenure there. Building capacity amongst staff within her schools, as a head of school, for both teaching and non-teaching staff, has been an area of interest for her over the past six years. She hopes to learn from colleagues, from their own experiences in their own schools, about how they have contributed to build internal capacity amongst staff and strategies to maximize the effectiveness of those working in their school. . Will Fitzhugh Will founded The Concord Review in 1987 to publish the academic research papers of secondary students of history. Since then more than 1,022 papers from 46 states and 38 other countries have been published. Will is a tireless advocate for the inclusion of quality academic writing in the curriculum.

Marc Frankel Marc is a partner in Triangle Associates, a governance, strategy, and leadership consultancy working with international and independent schools. He is a veteran EARCOS presenter and an independent school trustee at the Wildwood School in Los Angeles.

Liz Gale Liz is the PYP coordinator at the American International School of Guangzhou. In addition to having experience as a classroom teacher in kindergarten through grade 4, she has also worked on schoolwide curriculum development for schools in Beijing and the United States. Liz is currently working on her doctorate in educational leadership through Hong Kong University and the University of Nottingham. Sarah Garner Sarah is in her fifth year of board service at the United Nations International School in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Richard Gaskell Richard is director of ISC Research and is British by birth. He studied and worked in agriculture nerchanting in the U.K. before he left the industry in the 1980s feeling that half the world was starving and half the world was dieting. He went on a tour of Africa and ended up working in South Africa helping resource and train South African schools and teachers. He worked for Scholastic (USA Publishers) International over the next 11 years, mainly with international schools. He now looks after all international school research projects outside of the U.K. ISC specializes in mapping the international school world by collecting data, doing market research, and making connections on behalf of key clients. He lives in Bangkok with his wife Jasmine and three children. Marilyn George Marilyn has been associate executive director of WASC since 1987. Her areas of expertise are school curriculum, instruction, assessment ,and professional development. Her responsibilities include working with international, national, and state governments, WASC partner associations, school districts, and schools in developing and refinement of policies and procedures; creating and refining accreditation criteria, materials, and processes; developing, conducting, and facilitating training for visiting committees and school leaders; training of trainers; supervising and organizing visiting committees and improving related office operations; advising and working with educators and professional associations. She has taught at the K-12 and college levels and has been a trainer, a consultant, and a high school district administrator of PD and state and federal programs. She has given presentations and written articles in the areas of staff development, mentoring, and accreditation. Her degrees are from Westminster College, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and University of California Los Angeles, UCLA, (Ed.D.). Evan Glazer Evan is principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, recognized among the top public schools in the U.S. and also host to the annual JOSTI conference for American overseas schools. Dr. Glazer has passions for broadening impact of a school community and transforming curriculum and instruction with the use of instructional technologies with a focus on interdisciplinary learning. As a school head, he makes every effort to be a classroom teacher, as well, in order to share his love of learning and also understand the challenges of his teachers.

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Workshop Presenters Aimee Gruber Aimee has spent the past 20+ years honing her skills in admission and related fields. She travels throughout the U.S. and in Asia for SSATB “ visiting schools, presenting at conferences, and meeting with education contacts on behalf of member schools and families. She began her career in admission at The White Mountain School (NH) and went on to serve as Director of Admission and Financial Aid at the Tilton School (NH) and The Webb School of Knoxville (TN). She spent five years as the Associate Director of The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) in Washington, DC, where, among other things she managed professional development workshops, organized international student recruitment fairs in Asia, developed marketing and promotional materials on boarding schools, and represented TABS worldwide. She served two terms on the Board of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Foundation and was a lead faculty member for SSATB’s International Admission Program. Jon Goldstein (FIND PHOTO???) Jon has worked with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth since 2009, working to open CTY’s only current international site in Hong Kong in 2010. This is the first international site in CTY’s 32-year history, designed to serve primarily local students. Before that, he worked as a history teacher in U.S. private schools for 11 years, where he developed his interest in innovative and effective methods of teaching. Kim Green Kim is the secondary principal of Vientiane International School. She holds a bachelor degree in both education and social science (NZ) and diplomas in both teaching (NZ) and management (Aus.). Kim is currently completing a master’s in educational leadership (UK) and has 17 years of teaching experience that includes working with New Zealand, IBMYP, and IBDP curricula. She is currently teaching IBDP-ToK. As principal and an IB coordinator Kim has provided leadership through the VIS journey to become a three programme, IB World School and gain CIS and WASC re-accreditation. She has also held roles as a moderator and workshop leader and national curriculum writer. Nancy Hargrave-Meislahn Nancy 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’s admissions advisory committee, has served 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. Judith Hegedus Judith is the executive director for international strategy & business management for the College Board, based in the New York City. For six years she has worked with the College Board, first as a consultant through Booz Allen Hamilton offering leadership in the implementation of the large-scale process redesign for SAT and most recently on international strategy for all College Board programs and services. Judith served as a management consultant for the United Nations from 2005-2006. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in international policy studies from Stanford University. She later received her MBA from Columbia University. As a native of Hungary and a former international student, Judith has a strong interest in global education. Chris Jansen Chris is a senior lecturer in University of Canterbury’s masters degree programme specializing in educational leadership. In 2012 he is also employed as the learning community director at a large secondary school, Linwood College in Christchurch. This senior leadership role includes portfolios in staff professional learning and strategic community partnerships. Chris coaches principals and other school leaders, and regularly facilitates workshops and presentations for a range of organisations around New Zealand, Australia and Asia, including NZ Aid funded leadership development in 8 Pacific nations. He has recently completed a doctoral research project developing a leadership-focused professional learning community using a process called Appreciative Inquiry. William Johnson William is associate principal for academics at Hong Kong International School. He coordinates its core team of academic leaders responsible for the scope, sequence, and integration of the high school curriculum. Having alternated between the roles of AP teacher (English Language) and AP coordinator in schools in the U.S. and Hong Kong for two decades, Dr. Johnson brings a longitudinal perspective on the emergence of the AP curriculum. He also serves as an AP reader for the English Language exam.The piloting of the AP|Cambridge Capstone Program and Credential at HKIS serves the school’s larger aims of integrating more fully its six over-arching student learning results within a 1:1 learning environment guided by 21st century student outcomes. His scholarly interests explore the interface of religion and culture, especially in the areas of rhetorical criticism, American nature writing, and the intercultural study of environmental history. His recent ventures into the study of Asian languages suggest, much to his chagrin, that he may be tone-deaf.


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Workshop Presenters Mike Johnston Mike is the middle school principal at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. He has co-created an educational movement known as EduCare. EduCare helps lead schools towards better environmental, global issues, and service learning education. Mr. Johnston has moved schools forward by presenting in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Asia at regional conferences. He has led workshops for teachers and administrators around the world on sustainability, global curriculum K-12, and how service learning should not just be what you do, but who you are as a school. He has dedicated much of his time to not only ensuring students are properly prepared for the world’s most pressing issues but that they have the skills and desire to take action. TIMOTHY J. KING Mr. King is a member of the Albert Risk Management Consultants’ Education and Financial Services Practice Group. He joined Albert in 2010 with seven years of experience at a large, global insurance firm, and has held a variety of insurance brokerage roles including positions in marketing and account management. Mr. King is a graduate of Providence College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He has earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations in 2008, and was recently awarded his MBA from Bryant University. Alan Knobloch Alan is the deputy superintendent of the Puxi Campus of Shanghai American School. In addition, he is a Gurian trainer specializing in the brain. Alan has 23 years of experience in teacher research, child development, and gender learning differences, and has been an administrator at elementary, middle, and high school levels working in Niger, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, China, and the United States. He has presented at state and international conferences on teacher supervision, innovative instructional strategies, and effective use of data. Jim Koerschen Jim, a native of Minnesota, USA, recently retired after five years as Head of Concordia International School Shanghai. He now serves as the part-time executive director of the Association of Chinese and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS). He began his 44 -year career as a high school band director, earning a master’s degree in music education, then moving to the university level where he taught band and music theory. During his tenure at four universities, he served as a director of admission, dean of students, vice-president of student services, executive director of enrollment services and president. His Ph.D. in educational administration is from the University of Texas. He has over 30 years of experience as a senior administrator including 16 years as a CEO of institutions that served preschool students to graduate students. Dr. Koerschen lives with his wife of 42 years on a lake in Southwest Michigan. Jarret Lambie Jarret is the current high school principal at Seoul International School. Mr. Lambie began his overseas career in Thailand and has spent the last 11 years at the International School of Kuala Lumpur where he made the transition from teaching to administration.

Robert Landau Robert has led international schools in Indonesia, the Czech Republic, and China, and is now the director of the Liger Learning Center in Cambodia, a non-profit foundation educating talented Cambodian students.

Brad Latzke Brad Latzke is a long-time veteran of international school teaching and administration. He has worked in Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Qatar, and is currently middle school principal at Shanghai American School Puxi Campus.

Gavin Lazaro Gavin has worked at Bangkok Patana School for over 11 years and is currently the assistant principal. He worked in the U.K. in the chemical industry before entering teaching and has over 20 years of education experience. He can be contacted at gala@patana.ac.th.

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Workshop Presenters Stefanie Leong Stefanie Leong is the International Baccalaureate head of development for Asia Pacific. She oversees the development of schools interested in offering the IB programmes and becoming IB World Schools, along with managing the relationship between IB and universities, governments, education authorities, and associations. Though based in Singapore, the IB Asia Pacific Development function has colleagues strategically located in Australia, China, India, and Japan in order to locally strengthen relationships with key stakeholders and ensure the IB programmes align with the mission.The development function also provides events such as the Recognition Forums, IB community events, and orientation sessions in order to support schools and for recognition and advocacy efforts of the IB. Joseph Levno Joseph is working to promote collaboration and empowerment at all school levels as the director for academic affairs at Brent International School Manila. School accreditation, professional development, curriculum development, and the use of data and technology are areas that he has focused most of his attention on over the past two years. He has also helped guide high school teachers as assistant upper school principal at Brent. Joseph is from Los Angeles, CA, where he worked as a master/mentor teacher for student teachers. He is a lifelong learner, educator, husband, father, and traveler with over 18 years of administrative and classroom experience. He has a BA in Mandarin & comp. politics, a master’s in Asian politics and an MA in organization and leadership from USF. John Littleford John served as teacher, trustee, and head of school for over 25 years. For the past 18 years he has been a consultant to over 5000 independent and international schools. His clients also include corporations, foundations, universities, and a range of other non-profit organizations. Mr. Littleford’s areas of expertise include: board governance, strategic planning, executive and faculty compensation and evaluation; executive searches; marketing strategies including admissions; fund raising, managing change; school climate; institutional and financial audits; and team building. His widely read landmark book, Faculty Salary Systems in Independent Schools was published by the National Association of Independent Schools for 20 years. John Littleford speaks and leads workshops at conferences all over the world. Littleford & Associates’ Newsletter is published four times a year and is widely read by 25,000 trustees and not for profit leaders. Courtney Lowe Courtney Lowe is the director of curriculum and assessment at Hong Kong International School. He has been a teacher and leader in universities and schools for almost 20 years in Kyrgyzstan, Japan, and Hong Kong.

Giselle Martin-Kniep Giselle is the president of Learner-Centered Initiatives and the founder of Communities for Learning: Leading Lasting Change, two organizations that promote sustained school improvement. She has a strong background in organizational change and several graduate degrees from Stanford University. She has worked with thousands of schools nationally and internationally in the areas of curriculum and assessment, adult learning, school improvement, and action research. Her books include Becoming a Better Teacher: Eight Innovations that Work; Capturing the Wisdom of Practice; Why am I doing this?; Developing Learning Communities Through Teacher Expertise; Communities that Learn, Lead and Last; and Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn. Richard Mast Richard has been middle school principal and head of school for the last 20 years. His 12 years of international school experience have been at the International School of Beijing, Stockholm International School, and as the founding head for Leman International School in Chengdu. With an extensive background in curriculum, school operations, assessment, and reporting, Richard has consistently demonstrated the desire to ask questions to improve schools and education and then lead the processes of change and implementation. He is currently leading a curriculum project in China as well as developing structures for school improvement and standards based assessment and reporting. KEVIN McALLISTER Kevin is the president and CEO of inRESONANCE, which provides open, customizable FileMaker databases and web solutions for schools globally. For 17 years Kevin was the director of technology at a large U.S. boarding school. He has been an IT integration consultant to schools and staffed Camp Apple for many years. Kevin has worked with more than 150 admission offices over the last 20 years to examine their data and processes. Kevin presents at technology and education conferences around the world. LAURIE McLELLAN Laurie is the director of Nanjing International School, China.


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Workshop Presenters JAY McTIGHE Jay brings a wealth of experience developed during a rich and varied career in education. He served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a state collaboration of school districts working together to develop and share formative performance assessments. Prior to this position, Jay was involved with school improvement projects at the Maryland State Department of Education where he helped lead Maryland’s standards-based reforms, including the development of performance-based statewide assessments. He also directed the development of the Instructional Framework, a multimedia database on teaching. Well known for his work with thinking skills, Jay has coordinated statewide efforts to develop instructional strategies, curriculum models, and assessment procedures for improving the quality of student thinking. In addition to his work at the state level, Jay has experience at the district level in Prince George’s County, Maryland, as a classroom teacher, resource specialist, and program coordinator. He also directed a state residential enrichment program for gifted and talented students. Heather Naro Heather is in her sixth year as elementary school principal at the International School Eastern Seaboard (ISE) in Thailand. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Ottawa and the University of San Francisco. She has worked in international education for 20 years in Egypt, China, Saudi Arabia, and now Thailand. She has been instrumental in bringing standards-based reporting to the elementary and middle schools at ISE. This year the school will roll out the new standards-based middle school report card. Heather is also the professional development coordinator and enjoys keeping up to date on the educational changes. Oscar Nilsson Oscar taught IB physics and ITGS before moving into administration. He was formerly high school principal at the International School Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and introduced the 1:1 tablet pc programme into the school. He is current secondary principal at Bali International School.

Alan November (Keynote Speaker) See page 22 ANTHONY NORMORE Anthony H. Normore (Tony) is professor and Department Chair of Educational Leadership in the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University. He has spent 30 years working in education. Dr. Normore has worked with educational leaders Nepal and more recently as a visiting scholar at Seoul National University. His research focuses on leadership development, preparation and socialization of aspiring and practicing leaders in the context of ethics and social justice. Tony is the author of Discetionary Behavior and Performance in Educational Organizations: The Missing Link in Educational Leadership and Mangement (Emerald Pub., 2012) and over 150 papers, as well as book chapters, monogrpahs, and book reviews. Pat O’Brien Pat O’Brien is currently head of school at the Summit School of Ahwatukee, a private independent school in Phoenix, Arizona. His educational interests are international education, cooperative learning, systems thinking, and school improvement.

Sean O’Maonaigh Sean is a former geadmaster at the International School Ho Chi Minh City. He has taught and held leadership roles at St. Andrew’s College Dublin, International School of Amsterdam, International School Tanganyika and Overseas School of Colombo. He is actively involved with developments in education in Vietnam and regionally and is a past vice president of EARCOS. An experienced conference speaker, seminar tutor, and workshop leader, Sean has a particular interest in professional development that grows individual abilities and builds organizational capacity for planned, sustainable, institutional improvement. Sean is currently the executive consultant for Professional Development Training International, providing training and coaching in teaching, leadership, and school management. Paul O’Neill Paul is director of teaching and learning at the American School in Japan. In Australia, Paul worked in the eLearning Branch of the Department of Education in the Curriculum into the Classroom projects and the digital content classroom project, specializing in library redevelopment and digital content creation. Paul’s work in teacher education over eight years also involved participation in the development of a new teacher education program called the Bachelor of Learning Management.

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Workshop Presenters T.K. Ostrom T.K.’s expertise began with more than 20 years of experience in customer-driven event management with Bank of America, the New Orleans Hornets National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Women’s Basketball Association (WBA). She began her admission career at North Broward Preparatory Schools (NBPS) in South Florida, where one of her main responsibilities was handling the international student exchange and boarding programs. During the last six years, as Director of Admission at Shanghai American School, she has worked closely with the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB), coordinating and aligning the school’s admission criteria. She has presented various admission initiatives at the Shanghai International Schools Admission and Marketing (SHISAAM) group, which includes the admission and marketing teams of some 7 international schools in Shanghai, as well as at the EARCOS admission Job-Alike sessions. T.K. recently moved to head the admission office at the International School of Beijing. Arek Owczareck Arek is head of operations and finance at Nanjing International School, China.

Ken Paynter Ken is self-described as amateur musician, farm laborer, piano tuner and technologist, elementary teacher, middle school computer teacher, IT administrative support specialist, network administrator, technology director, NESA Virtual School Project Manager, and World Virtual School Project Facilitator.

GARY PIECH Gary Piech graduated from Las Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and he has a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the College of New Jersey. He has taught physics and chemistry in the United States, Jordan, Kenya and Malaysia. He began teaching IB Sciences in 1986 and he has served as a Diploma Coordinator since 1996. Gary has been a member of IB Science Curricular Review Committees, he has evaluated IB schools and he has been a member of numerous IB Authorization teams. He also has presented educational workshops in Amman Jordan, Athens Greece, Colombo Sri Lanka, New Delhi India, Nairobi Kenya, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Hong Kong and Melbourne Australia. Gary is currently the IB Coordinator and the Advanced Academic Program Coordinator at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. Erin Robinson Erin holds a PhD in educational leadership and currently works as an associate principal at Hong Kong International School. She grew up as a ‘third culture kid’ and has been a teacher and administrator from ECE to12th grade. With a passion for global mindedness, social justice, and equity issues, Erin’s doctoral work focused on teachers’ cultural competency at the high school level. In addition, her experience includes facilitating standards-based assessment presentations; research in student voice; leadership in an innovative school setting; and providing equity professional development in the state of Colorado. Tammy Rodabaugh Tammy is the director of curriculum for SCIS-HIS schools serving 2,400 international students in Shanghai and Hangzhou, China. Previously, she served as a math teacher, college counselor, middle school and elementary school principal as well as a board advisor. Tammy has designed curriculum structures for international schools in Kuwait, Cambodia, and China. She envisions a time when every school has a multi-dimensional educational environment in which all students grow and the future thrives. MICHAEL A. RODMAN Michael has been with the firm since 1969, following six years as a licensed insurance broker and account executive with a Bostonbased insurance agency. He has been qualified in the courts as an industry expert in dozens of insurance litigation cases, and he leads the firm’s litigation support practice. Mr. Rodman has served as a board member, membership chairman and meetings chairman of the Society of Risk Management Consultants, an international organization dedicated to the maintenance of high ethical standards, professional competence, independence, and objectivity of its members. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, with a bachelor of business administration in general business and finance. He was awarded the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1968.


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Workshop Presenters Karen Rohrs Karen is the director of professional development at Hong Kong International School, focusing on professional learning opportunities for faculty & administrators and the system for performance evaluation and compensation. Previously from Sydney, Australia, she has held various classroom, teacher leader, and administrator positions. Karen has presented many training sessions in Hong Kong, Australia, and the United States on topics including mathematics instruction, assessment, coaching, mentoring, supervision, teaching pedagogy, reading/writing across the curriculum, and special education. Karen’s most recent work has focused on the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment as it manifests through student learning and supervision practices in schools. Jeff Rosen Jeff has been in education for 21 years, as a middle school teacher in inner city schools in Toronto, Canada, then on the international scene in Mali, Mexico, and most recently, Shanghai. He joined Shanghai American School 9 years ago, and has been a middle school coordinator, vice-principal and now principal at the Pudong Campus middle school for the past 6 years.  He holds a bachelor degree from Concordia University, Montreal, a teacher’s degree and master’s from University of Toronto, and a PhD in education from the University of Western Ontario. His interests include running marathons, pop culture, and traveling with his wife and two sons. JANE ROSS Jane is the iBooks project leader at Sinarmas World Academy in Indonesia, which is a 1:1 laptop school. She has published four books herself to the Apple iBookstore as well as assisting many students to become published authors. Jane is an Apple Distinguished Educator, an Apple Professional Developer and is on the ADE Asia board. Jane has a masters in education technology online from Australia and holds a diploma in fine arts and a graduate diploma in education. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Jane has 22 years teaching experience, including 16 years in Indonesia. She has presented numerous keynote addresses at conferences in Indonesia, often in Bahasa Indonesia, her second language. MONITA SEN Monita Sen joins the Singapore office as Regional Manager – PYP School Services, Asia Pacific. Monita has over 12 years of experience working with the PYP in a variety of roles including classroom and specialist teacher, PYP coordinator, head of school, PYP workshop leader, school visitor and consultant. She has also worked to develop and implement post-graduate programmes in education as well as designed workshops for professional development. TYLER SHERWOOD Tyler is the head of schools for Chatsworth International School in Singapore. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) and sits on the ADE advisory board in SEA. Tyler is an advocate for technology and change in education and believes we must lead through example with technology integration in our schools.

Mark Shone Mark is an Apple Distinguished Educator who has been teaching physics in Singapore schools since 1994. Being an advocate of using technology in the classroom he has been using the iPad to implement innovative technology solutions into physics lessons to create exciting and creative learning experiences for his students. For the past 11 years Mark has been teaching at Nanyang Girls’ High School, where he is currently subject head ICT and is one of the lead implementors of the 1-1 iPad programme the school embarked on in January 2011. Jennifer Sparrow Jennifer is the director of assessment and educational data at Singapore American School. After thirteen years as a teacher and seven years as a school-wide administrator, Jennifer has firsthand experience of how data can help administrators and teachers work “smarter, not harder.” As a result of this, she is able to give practical advice for engaging teams of administrators, teacher leaders, and teachers in analyzing data at various levels and for various purposes. In addition to holding a master’s degree, Jennifer has been certified as a trainer in several data protocols. Greg Smith Greg has completed his second year in the best job in the world as director of Vientiane International School. During this time he has embraced the opportunity to assist teacher leaders to develop and empower their colleagues. VIS is a small school with a big focus on distributed and shared leadership. In 2010-11 the school began a project to offer teacher leaders a diploma of management course. Seeing the benefits of explicitly training leaders in leadership has been very rewarding and he has become somewhat evangelical as a result.

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Workshop Presenters Joe Stucker Joe has spent nearly 30 years as an overseas high school principal and school director. He is currently the director of the American International School of Guangzhou, China.

Anne Sullivan For nearly 20 years, Anne has dedicated her career to supporting superior customer relationships as the critical foundation to strong and long” standing partnerships. As the Vice President of Member Services at ERB (Educational Records Bureau), Anne travels throughout the US and internationally working with member schools to support student admission and achievement learning initiatives. Anne began her career in education at Quaker Ridge School (NY), and complemented that experience when she transferred to the field of business. Her experience has been focused in fast”paced, ever”changing environments “ often with start”up and emerging organizations “ building all aspects of a business from client and consumer relationships, corporate branding, and product development to database implementation and integration of technology into day”to”day business. In addition to her teaching certification, Anne has a degree Ian Sutherland Ian is currently the lower school and early learning center principal at Brent International School Manila. His research interests include factors that contribute to effective leadership, trust, and the social and cultural dynamics of educational leadership.

Chris Tananone Chris has been an educator at International School Bangkok for the past 26 years and involved in community service her entire life. For the past four years she has been the global citizenship coordinator at ISB.

Rob Thompson Rob is currently assistant head of school for operations at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. He joined ISKL in 2005. Rob is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has worked for a variety of professional organizations in the U.K., Bermuda, and the U.S. over more than thirty years. Rob’s current responsibilities include budget and finance, risk management, security, human resources, maintenance, food and transportation. Rob is also coordinating ISKL’s search for land for a new campus and its plans for new school construction. David Toze David is currently the headmaster of International School Manila since 2001 and member of the board of EARCOS and CIS. He has been in the international school scene since 1981. He holds a master’s degree from Harvard University. David is married with teenage fraternal twins, and he is a cricket enthusiast and loves cats.

Craig Trygstad In some 20 years in international schools, Craig Trygstad has built, directed, and nurtured new advancement programs from the ground up at Shanghai American School in China and at Lincoln Community School in Ghana, Africa - and headed marketing, communication, and fundraising programs at the International School of Beijing and the International School of Kuala Lumpur. His emphasis has consistently been on integrating admission office goals and procedures with marketing, communication, alumni relations, and fundraising initiatives. A writer, he is a contributor to the International Baccalaureate’s Journeys series (Journeys in Learning Across Frontiers was published in July; Journeys to Communities of Practice: Stories and Strategies of Professional Inquiry from Around the World will be published in 2013) and co-authored an exploration of journalism education, Death By Cheeseburger: An Examination of Student Free Expression in the United States in the 90s and Beyond. DAVID TURKALESKI David Turkaleski joined Clements Worldwide in 2004 and has 8 years of international insurance experience. As the director of Commercial Insurance, at Clements Worldwide Division he oversees the International Education Division. David worked in the IE unit for 7 years, focusing on education-related risks overseas, including international schools and universities. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a BA in economics and international studies.


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Workshop Presenters David Warlick David is a 36-year educator. He has been a teacher, district administrator, and staff consultant with the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. For the past 15 years, Mr. Warlick has worked independently, doing business as The Landmark Project. His attribution website, Citation Machine, serves nearly a million page views a day, and his classroom blogging tool has served more than a quarter of a million teachers and students. David is also the author of four books about instructional technology and contemporary literacy, and has spoken to audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and South America. Warlick was recently named one of the ten most influential people in educational technology by Technology & Learning Magazine. Jill Watson Jill is the MS/HS curriculum coordinator at the American International School of Guangzhou. Previously she was the K-12 curriculum and professional development coordinator at Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador. In addition to facilitating curriculum review and development, Jill has spent time developing and implementing growth-oriented teacher evaluation systems. In South America, she collaborated with several AASSA schools to develop a teacher evaluation system specifically designed for international schools. Jill is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with other leaders in the EARCOS region, as well as collaborating with others around best practices in teacher evaluation. J. Andrew Westerman J. Andrew is in his third year as the middle school principal at Ruamrudee International School (RIS) in Bangkok, Thailand. His career started at ASK (Kuwait) in 1993 and has included TAISM (Muscat, Oman), ISOI (Islamabad, Pakistan), Merici College (Canberra, Australia), and AISJ (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia). His BS (bio/chem education) and MS (curr & inst) were completed at Purdue University, and his doctoral degree was recently completed at Lehigh University in educational leadership. Andy’s research focus has been on cultural differences in parental involvement in international schools. He collects ancient coins, plays trumpet, and is a PADI certified rescue diver. He is married to Catherine who works at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok. They have two children, Lucy (8) and Rohan (7). Greg Whitby (Keynote Speaker) See page 34 JULIAN WHITELEY After a brief stint in the Royal Navy, Julian moved into teaching. He has now completed 20 years as a school administrator, the last seven of which have been as head of the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore.

Ettie Zilber During her career in education, Ettie has worked for educational centers in the U.S., Israel, Singapore, Spain, Guatemala, and China. She is currently the head of the Beijing BISS International School, which is one of the four entities of the proprietary ISS Holdings Ltd, Singapore. She has worked at schools with a variety of governance models and feels that heads of schools should learn more about the new realities and differences among these different models.s

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Delegate List CAMBODIA International School of Phnom Penh Anthony Coles Tracy France-George Barry Sutherland Northbridge International School Cambodia Rob Cody Russ Kupperstein Steve Paterson

CHINA Access International Academy Ningbo Cavon Ahangarzadeh American International School Hong Kong Cameron Fox Pam Smith Tanya Sweeney Mike Wing Teresa Wong American International School of Guangzhou Mark Elliott Katherine Farrell Liz Gale Mike Livingston Gary MacPhie Barbara MacPhie Andy O’hara William Qian Theressa Smith Joe Stucker Jill Watson Mark Webster Beijing BISS International School Kyra Gailis Wei-Loon Leong Ettie Zilber Beijing City International School Nick Bowley Alan Cox Carol Kim Lydia Lim Bill O’Hearn Carmel School (Hong Kong) Rachel Friedmann Miriam Hasofer Canadian International School of Hong Kong Paul Chong Chris Coates Sheldon Hutchison Godwin Hwa John Jalsevac Kennedy Liu Julian Marland Dave McMaster 60

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Chinese International School (Hong Kong) Kellie Alexander Adrian Ho Cheuk Huen Tonya Porter Concordia International School Shanghai Chris Bishop Meg Brainard David Harris Kristin Kappelmann Debra Kemper Nicholas Kent Curtiss Larson Kelly Jo Larson Mark Lewis Diane Long Jennie Munson Steven Nurre Gregg Pinick Eric Semler Fred Vioghtmann Steve Winkelman Dalian American International School Kurt Nordness Audrey Wong Hong Kong Academy Douglas Musco Kristel Solomon Dale Willetts Hong Kong International School Peter Coombs Abbi DeLessio Kevin Dunning Greg Edwards Lauren Fine Patrick Hall Ben Hart Sue Harvey William Johnson Mary Lamb Martin Leicht Courtney Lowe Maya Nelson Erin Robinson Karen Rohrs Colin Weaver International Christian School-Hong Kong Jeff Auty Daughin Chan Ronna Chao Amy Leung Bill Lui John Nelson Gretchen Ryan Ione Smith George So Ed Tackett Salome Tam Bryan Thompson Brian Van Tassel

Keith Welch Karen Whenuaroa Dwight Williams International School of Beijing Ehab Abou-Oaf Mathias Boyer Jessica Cooper Tony Greubel George Guo Fiona Hamilton Sheridan Mark Hardeman Mike Harwitz Jeff Johanson Mimi Lee Luchin Mischke Gerrick Monroe Mario Narduzzi Rhonda Norris TK Ostrom Tarek Razik Allen Sanders Stacey Savant Paul Wood Jenny Ye International School of Qingdao Lisa Budensiek Marcella Kubalsky Jane Logsdon Angela Patterson David Pattison Carl Post Nitta Song Damian Tapley International School of Tianjin Ying Zhai Feng Zhu Kunming International Academy Curt Andreassen Marina Lytle Nanjing International School Shirley Liu Wayne Liu Laurie McLellan Sue Northcott Arek Owczarek Derek Pinchbeck Juan Saavedra Richard Swart Don Tingley Arden Tyoschin Holly Wang Julia Zhang Shanghai American School Jonathan Borden Shawn Colleary Steve Doleman Cindy Easton Sascha Heckmann

Delegate List Kerry Jacobson Alan Knobloch Debra Lane Brad Latzke David Leung Todd Parham Jeff Rosen Lindsay Thierry Suyi Wang Shanghai Community International School Hangzhou International School Charles Bellomy Dan Eschtruth Daniel Jubert Dan Kerr Shawn Knudson Francis Lai Francis Paulino Andrew Powell Tammy Rodabaugh Ty Smeins Jeffry Stubbs Robert van der Eyken John Wishart Shekou International School Dale Cox Shirley Droese Liz Jheeta Jeff Overlie Brent Wang Matthew Wilding Suzhou Singapore International School Christopher Allen Anne Fowles Kim Jacobson Nicholas Little Mark Treichel The Harbour School (Hong Kong) Craig Blurton Jadis Blurton Chrsitine Greenberg Clare Lankford Grace Yung Tianjin International School Raul Harri Rachel Scroggins Mark Wickersham Diane Winningham Western Academy of Beijing Geoff Andrews Caroline Audet Muhammad Azeem Steve Bajc Michael Christiansen Donna Connolly Bill Corey Casey Cosgray Frances Fremont-Smith

Martin Halpin Mila Harju Lisina Leung Rena Mirkin Howard Mirkin Suzi Roberts Xiamen International School Keegan Combs Russell Mcgrath Tony Moniz Paul Raschke

FIJI International School Suva Anna Marsden

INDIA Bangalore International School Anuradha Monga Oberoi Internatioal School Vladimir Kuskovski

INDONESIA Bali International School Darren Arbour Ayub Khan Salim Ngatidjan Oscar Nilsson Bandung Alliance International School Daniel Cooley Charity LaMertha Bandung International School Suwardi Admorejo Henri Bemelmans Steve Church Amelie Devaux Jakarta International School Penny Batten Jed Beckstead Vivien Brelsford Paul Buckley Tim Carr Anthea Clifton Christina Devitt Elsa Donohue Steve Druggan Christophe Henry Dave Kenney Anna Leach Peter Round Jack Standa Sisca Tjahaja Michael Tsushima

Medan International School Matthew Gaetano North Jakarta International School Erny Ho Gary Lafoy Colin Strand Pasir Ridge International School Seamus Marriott Sinarmas World Academy Elizabeth Lukito Anton Mailoa John McBryde Karen O’Connell Paul Sebastian Lucy Soejanto Surabaya International School Lewallwn Bryan Larry Jones Hj. Hestiawati Soetomo Mairin Wade The International School of Bogor Jim Anderson

JAPAN Aoba-Japan International School Royce Jacobs Canadian Academy David Condon Melanie Vrba Matthew Flinchum Kirsten Welbes Fukuoka International School Diane Lewthwaite Hokkaido International School Barry Ratzliff Daniel Reynolds International School of the Sacred Heart Una O’Neill Kyoto International School Kim Conlin Hisaya Matsumoto Marist Brothers International School Marijana Munro Nagoya International School Erik Olson-Kikuchi Matthew Parr Hiroshi Sakai

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Delegate List Nishimachi International School Penny Amies Terence Christian Tomio Kurihara Osaka International School Steve Lewis Kurt Mecklem John Searle Tsukasa Tachibana Osaka YMCA International School Noriyuki Gotoh John Murphy Saint Maur International School Trent Citrano Seisen International School Sheila O’Donoghue Margaret Scott St. Mary’s International School Michael DiMuzio Michel Jutras Bonetta Ramsey Linda Wayne St. Michael’s International School Gill Tyrer The American School in Japan Ed Ladd Jeff Leppard Paul O’Neill Stephanie Toppino Tokyo International School Des Hurst Yokohama International School Susie Clifford Bob Pomeroy Dennis Stanworth Elliot Tracey

LAO PDR Vientiane International School Bryndis Chapman Kim Green Greg Smith

MALAYSIA Dalat International School Brian Brewster Joel Chong Heather Fischer Karl Steinkamp Lu Shien Tan Shawna Wood


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Garden International School Ashley Cornfoot Nicky Fairweather Moira Hall John Kirby Helen Kirby Lee Ping Lim Karen Lim Chris Marshall Nicola Mason Sudha Nair Neil Smith Angela Strode Steve Trask Stuart Walker James Wellings Paul Wellington Graham Wilson International School of Kuala Lumpur Thomas Abraham Hilda Alposilva Paul Balsamo Sven Braune Michael Callan Peter Casey Margaret Cheng Paul Chmelik Kirsten Durward Tony Harduar Rob Hutterd Julia Love Rami Madani Gretchen McNully Grant Millard Bridgette Miller Shanthi Nathan Dave Neudorf Richard Petersen Gary Piech Erik Richardson Muge Saygi Valerie Scane Helene Seiler Rob Thompson Rob Whiting International School of Kuantan Datin Noor Ainie Abdullah Ramzan Abu Tahir Stephen Byrnes Dato Abu Tahir Lela Ipoh International School Pin Sian Lau Puvanes Mahendran Mont’Kiara International School Deborah Chisholm Daniel Dudash Gary Melton David Munro Heather Shepherd

MONGOLIA International School of Ulaanbaatar Tuul Arildii Rick Elya Burak Inanc Robert Stearns

MYANMAR International School of Myanmar Thomas Egerton Stacey Gailey Zoe Hauser Michael Roberts Ethan Van Drunen International School Yangon Jim Gerhard Stephen Plisinski Yangon International School Chris Ahrens Greg Von Spreecken Andy Valadka

PHILIPPINES EARCOS Dick Krajczar Bill Oldread Vitz Baltero Elaine Repatacodo Ver Castro Robert Viray Edzel Drilo Brent International School Baguio Ursula Daoey Susan Sanidad Todd Wyks Brent International School Manila Jason Atkins Heather Atkins Jefffrey Hammett Ronald Knapp Kurt Lamb Joseph Levno Catherine Ong Maria Cristina Pozon Dick Robbins Ian Sutherland Brent International School Subic Ramon Agregado Stephen Davis Sheila Marie Griarte Patrick Higgins Maricar Peralta Ximena Silva

Delegate List Cebu International School Deidre Fischer Neil Waltion Faith Academy, Inc. Shannon Farlin Brian Foutz Steve Taylor Peter Winslade International School Manila Regine de Blegiers Adam Campbell Sam Cook Mike Dickinson Stephanie Hagedorn Michelle Mapua Mike Rourke Clarissa Sayson David Toze Alexander Van Iperen

SINGAPORE Chatsworth International School Gordon Arndt Tim Burch Randy Mallory Mark McCallum International Community School - Singapore Erin Alary Alicia Bandy Kelley Ditzenberger John Kennedy ISS International School Julia Alden Margaret Alvarez Ching Oi Chan Kwai Ming Chang Karen Kaylor Weng Kam Leong Soo Hwee Lim Tim Walsh Singapore American School Joseph Anderson Judy Bollinger Treena Casey Jason Cone Laurynn Evans Alexander Ezra Darin Fahrney Geri Johnson Chip Kimball Michael Kingan Jamie McDougald Catherine Poyen Devin Pratt William Scarborough Dennis Steigerwald Timothy Stuart

Anita Tan-Langlois Anthony Wong United World College of South East Asia Sue Bradshaw Elizabeth Bray Paul Brogden Jonathan Carter Craig Coutts James Dalziel Nancy Fairburn Mike Johnston Cathy Jones Danny O’Connor Julian Whiteley Marianne Yong MacDonald

SOUTH KOREA Asia Pacific International School (Seoul) Matt Johnson Euysung Kim Steve Massiah Elaine Park Scott Paulin Busan Foreign School Ronald Haddon Jonathan Lund Glenn Saunders Gyeonggi Suwon International School Tiffeney Brown Dwight Carlblom Darrin Schumacher International Christian School - Uijongbu Rex Freel Korea International School LaRue Bevo Tania Blatti Stephen Cathers Don Drake Kevin Jaramillo Patrick Rich Danielle Rich Korea Kent Foreign School (Seoul) Hye Jin Kim Edward Zrudlo Seoul Foreign School Kevin Baker Barry Benger Rob Black Ross Brown John Engstrom Rob Everett John Gaylord Lynn Gaylord Timothy Gray June Kang Jeff Kersting

Blair Lee Jack Moon Nicole Oakes Damian Prest Kelly TomHon Steve Wood Seoul International School Edward Adams Peter Corcoran Hyung-Shik Kim Jarret Lambie Liset Palmitessa Heather Purcell Taejon Christian International School Joshua Chun Yong Sung Park Tom Penland Mark Pleasants Ryan Roberts Yongsan International School of Seoul Joe Beeson Beverly Birmingham Barry Birmingham Stephen Boush Jeonghwa Chu TY Hong Homin Kang Dan Lazor Blair McCullough Steven McKinney Jin Park Seth Parrish Robin Parrish Susan Sevey

TAIWAN American School in Taichung Andrew Corcoran Mariann Martin Dominican International School (Taipei) Milagrosa Librea Sr. Carolyn Terencio, O.P. Kaohsiung American School Leah Chao Candy Chiu Gerry Dery Tom Farrell Patrick Huang Jean King Dawn Rock Charles Tseng Monica Tsou John van Goch Morrison Academy (Taichung) Gabe Choi Larry Dilley Alicia Edwards The “Why” of School in 2030


Delegate List Morrison Academy (continued) Garett Freeman Michele Law Tim McGill Seppie Myburgh Matt Strange

New International School of Thailand (Bangkok) Paul Cooper Sandra Helmig Barclay Lelievre Simon Leslie

Taipei American School Carol Chen Cathy Hsu Karen Moreau Steve Panta

Prem Tinsulanonda International School (Chang Mai) Karrie Dietz Maxine Driscoll Lucy Kyte Stephen McIlroy

THAILAND American Pacific International School (Chang Mai) Richard Swann Bangkok Patana School Gavin Lazaro Berkeley International School (Bangkok) Michael Gohde Sharin Tebo Joshua Tebo Chiang Mai International School Andrew McRady LaVerne Pue Raymond Whitney Concordian International School Laurent Goetschmann James Leung Ekamai International School (Bangkok) Edith Chu Edwin Cotto Ian Cordero Kittiya Kootanasan International School Bangkok Kelly Armitage Chad Bates Teresa Belisle Phil Bradley Tom Burgess Andy Davies Dennis Harter Jayne Lund Elizath Rossini Graeme Scott Chris Tananone Wendy Van Bramer International School Eastern Seaboard (Chonburi) Rob Brewitt Andrew McDermid Heather Naro Lanna International School Thailand (Chiang Mai) Kevin Pugh Hugh Williams 64

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Ruamrudee International School (Bangkok) Antonia Boush Madeleine Bystrom Kevin Curran Fr. Apisit Kritsaralam Maleeya Kruatrachu Eric Monson Peter Toscano John Westerman Chales Windish Thai-Chinese International School (Samut-Prakarn) Steven Ballowe Dr. Charles C. Knisley Michael Cyrus Paul Henderson Mr. Khanchit Juthapornmanee The American School of Bangkok Dan Sharp Ben Tamte

VIETNAM International School Ho Chi Minh City Robyn Blenkiron Chris Byrne Louise Lodge Lois Mare Claire McLeod Thuy Phan Valerie Twomey Jeff Wornstaff Saigon South International School Adam Dodge Timothy Fitzgerald Theresa Flaspohler Wai Mun Fong David Perkin Katherine Rigney-Zimmermann Ellen Stern Gayle Tsien Gary Woodford United Nations International School of Hanoi Len Archer Chip Barder Lotte Brondum

Craig Burgess Carole Denny Meagan Enticknap-Smith Sarah Garner Ed Gilbreath Pete Kennedy Barry Knaggs Dirk Kraetzer Bronagh Lucardie Jean Munro Hieu Nguyen Van Brendan O’Brien David Porter Christina Powers Pam Rickard Emma Silva Graham Watson

Associate Members 3P Learning (China) Paul McMahon Iorika Siu Alexander Beard Group plc (UK) Janet Jenkinson Aqia (Japan) Luke Whitehead ASCD (USA) Ana Gomez Jarrod Rudo Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change, HKIEd (Hong Kong) Darren Bryant Association of Christian Schools International (USA) David Wilcox ATD-American (USA) Gloryanne Prado Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) (Australia) Dara Ramalingam Glenda Robertson Bayard Presse Asia (Hong Kong) Brigitte De Meyere Better Chinese (USA) James Lin Buffalo State, SUNY (USA) William Irene Leah Loveless Capita SIMS International (UK) Keith Goatman

Delegate List Cezars Kitchen K.K. (Japan) Phillip Smith Clements Worldwide (USA) Kevin Darrell Blade Smith David Turkaleski Collegepro-Elite Apparel and Accessories (China) Midi Song Topy Xu Mika Xu Council of International Schools (Netherland) Joe Cornacchio Ray Davis Peter Gittins CRS Education (China) Vanessa Cumbers Sara Silverstein Deca Architecture, Inc (USA) Sallee Humphrey David Hyman Dragonfly Limited (Hong Kong) John William Huetinck Endicott College (USA) Warren Jaferian English Schools Foundation (Hong Kong) Samantha Rodgers ERB (Educational Records Bureau) (USA) Anne Sullivan ETAS Group (USA) Rob Graham Alice Jones ETR Tours (Switzerland) Andrea Cotting Greg Godar Faculty of International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University (Japan) Alexander Vesey FCD Educational Services (USA) Tom Gee Fieldwork Education (UK) Clare Marshall Pam Mundy Finalsite (USA) Clive Ungless Findel Education Resources (UK) Kirsty Charles

Follett (USA) Tim Donlan Tim Ramsey Frosch Travel (Passport Executive Travel) (USA) Robert Goodrich Furlong Business Solutions Limited (UK) Steve James Global Benefits Group (USA) Stephen Boush Diane Cramer Jill Koncki David Lim Linda McCabe Roberts Lance Roberts Mark Tomaszewski Gopher Sport (USA) Bridget Glauvitz Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (USA) William Packard Human Edge Software (Australia) Tristan Penrose Gary Stoneham infosnap (USA) Mike Frenzel inRESONANCE (USA) Kevin McAllister Ryan McFarlane Insight Adventures (China) Wade Pearce Sherry Sun Insurance Services International (USA) Michael Narducci Stephen Raffellini Integrated Benefits (Germany) Poore Jenna Ray Reass Justin Reinking

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (USA) Jon Goldstein Beatrix Li Jostens International (USA) Patrick Roberts Leap Sustainability Design Consulting (India) Gaurav Mukhija Kevin Sullivan Lehigh University, College of Education, Office of International Programs (USA) Thomas Hammond Mason Associates (USA) Rick Detwiler Sandi Detwiler McGraw-Hill Education Asia (Singapore) Krystyna Hue Yeowlim Tan Ming Xia Michigan State University (USA) Leigh Wolf Mimio (USA) Lynn Notarainni MSH International (China) Sharon Chen Thomas Hsu Judy Lim Gary Lin Network of International Christian Schools (USA) Sean Garrick Tim Thompson New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. Commission on American and International Schools Abroad (CAISA) (USA) Peter Mott

Interactive Data Partners (USA) Brian Bedrick

Nova Southeastern University Abraham S. Fischler School of Education (USA) Vanaja Nethi

International Baccalaureate (Singapore) Stefanie Leong

NWE (USA) Lance Atchison

International Schools Services (USA) Robert Ambrogi Paul DeMinico

One World Cover (China) Jonathan Hsieh Michael Hu Michael Pennington

Island Connection International (Indonesia) Michael Holden Maruli Simanjuntak

Oxford Study Courses Ltd (UK) Joanna England Rosanna Montalbano

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Delegate List Pearson Education (Hong Kong) Laura Cook Alison Davis Yvonne Loh Maggie Wong Pearson Education (Malaysia) Deric Chong Wallace Ngan Pearson K-12 Technology (USA) Peggi Moon Pearson School Systems (USA) Kerri Mitchell Perkins Eastman (China) Liz Lee Ron Vitale Pronin International (Australia) Chris Pronin Nick Pronin

Tadley Asia Limited (Hong Kong) Wayne Sickels Darrell Tadley Taylor’s Education Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) Andy Low Sook Wai Tan Teach Away Inc. (Canada) Kate Manning Teachanywhere (Thailand) Nadine Tyro Teacher Recruitment International (Australia) Elizabeth Lee Teachers International Consultancy Limited (UK) Andrew Wigford The College Board (USA) Judith Hegedus Clay Hensley

Raymond James Financial Services (USA) James Barnette Jr. Lara Berner

The Liger Charitable Foundation (Cambodia) Robert Landau

Rediker Software, Inc (USA) Max Eisl Toni Jacobs

The SCI Group (Thailand) Nicholas Chilver Gavin Snook

RIC Publications (Australia) Jacquline Ng

Trinity Holdings International Pty Ltd (Thailand) Neil Kilah Nigel Nonkovic

SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd (Singapore) Gunaseelan A/L Anbazagan Ai-Hong Phang School Improvement Network (USA) Chet Linton School of Education, University of San Francisco (USA) Walt Gmelch Chris Thomas Search Associates (China) Jim Ambrose Barry Drake Gez Hayden Nick Kendell John Ritter Sodexo APAC (Singapore) Gregoire Ulm SSATB: Secondary School Admission Test Board (USA) Aimee Gruber


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TTS Group UK (Taiwan) Amy Kilby University Of Nebraska-Lincoln Independent Study High School (USA) Charlotte Seewald Veracross (USA) Ed Magin Vertical Payment Solutons Pte Ltd (Singapore) Box Darren Phua Frances Walden University (USA) Ivonne Chirino-Klevans, PhD Washington State University College of Education (USA) Forrest Parkay WCBS International (UK) Richard Gaskell Peter Heginbotham James Whale

Wenger Corporation (USA) Nancy Wagner Western Association of Schools and Colleges- WASC (USA) David Brown Marilyn George Penny Lorwatanapongsa Harlan Lyso

Individual Members Steve Alexander (China) Azucena Camagan (Philippines) Chris Chambers (Indonesia) Yao-Lang Chang (Thailand) John Cheska (Taiwan) Ray De la Pena (Thailand) Leonie Drew (Hong Kong) Anne Gallagher (China) Mark Grice (South Korea) Jorgen Hoeven (Jordan) Tony Jaccaci (China) Kevin Maxfield (Japan) Rob Mockrish (Malaysia) Ben Norton (China) Sean O’Maonaigh (Vietnam) Peter O’Sullivan (Vietnam) Frank Opray (Australia) Stephen Palmer (South Korea) Jeff Pinnow (USA) Christine Elizabeth Rawlins (Indonesia) Irwin Stein (China) Allison Stekelenburg (China) Andy Whitney (South Korea)


Jennifer Abrams (USA) Kevin Bartlett (Belgium) Bambi Betts (USA) Jeffrey Brooks (USA) Mark Brown (USA) Milton Chen (USA) Keynote Speaker Carol Commodore (USA) Marcel Daane (Singapore) Will Fitzhugh (USA) Marc Frankel (USA) Evan Glazer (USA) Chris Jansen (New Zealand) Timothy King (USA) John Littleford (USA) Giselle Martin-Kniep (USA) Nancy Meislahn (USA) Anthony Normore (USA) Jay McTighe (USA) Craig Trygstad (USA) Alan November (USA) Keynote Speaker Kenneth Paynter (USA) Mike Rodman (USA) Langston Rogde (USA) Jennifer Sparrow (Singapore) David Warlick (USA) Greg Whitby (Australia) Keynote Speaker

Delegate List FOBISSEA Delegates The Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia and East Asia Christian Barkei (Indonesia) Ruth Benton (Thailand) Dominic Briffa (Brunie) Alan Connah (China) Tobin Connell (Malaysia) Adele Corry (Taiwan) Paul Crouch (Thailand) Robert Cunningham (Thailand) Amanda Dennison (Thailand) Peter Derby-Crook (Singapore) Richard Dyer (Vietnam) Karen Eastwood (Vietnam) Andy Edwards (China) Michael Wayne Gant Embley (China) Peter Ferrier (Thailand) Andrew Fowler-Watt (Brunie) Ann Frew (Thailand) Kate Fuller (Malaysia) Stuart Galscott (Taiwan) Ruth Grant (China) Duncan Grice (China) Glenn Hardy (Philippines) Andrew Harrison (Thailand) Dinah Hawtree (Philippines) Simon Herbert (China) Sue Hill (Vietnam) Rachael Hodgson (Indonesia) Richard Humes (Brunie) Ian Hunt (China) Brian Irving (Thailand) Andrew Jeffreys (Thailand) Martin Kneath (Thailand) Nick Lee (Malaysia) Simon Mann (Philippines) Ruth Martin (Taiwan) Matt Mills (Thailand) Simon Mower (Thailand) Alison Nadarajah (Malaysia) Shane Nathan (Indonesia) Edward Pearce (Malaysia) Rachel Perkins (Thailand) Neil Richards (Thailand) Roger Schultz (Malaysia) Clare Sharp (Thailand) Marcus Sherwood (Malaysia) Michael Smith (Thailand) Trevor Spence (Malaysia) Melody Stuckey (China) Val Thomas-Peter (Malaysia) John Todd (China) Richard Vaughan (Vietnam) Mike Walton (Thailand) Simon Watson (Malaysia) Kathy Weir-Davis (China) Allan Weston (Taiwan) Sandj Wilderspin (Nepal) Shaun Williams (Vietnam)

Non-Members Australia Matt Eastlake Richard Mast Sarah Noonan

Bangladesh Jim Cook

Cambodia Dan Hein

China Debbie-Sue Blanks David Carl Deborah Chan Penn Chow Ian Clayton Grant Conley Laurent De Meyere (Hong Kong) Philip Drew (Hong Kong) Hugo Drummond Benny Fong Levi Gao (Hong Kong) John Gates Laurianne Gidrol Paul Hay (Hong Kong) Paul Jackson Josh Keegan Trudy Lant (Hong Kong) Eric Larson Andy Lasiewicz Patty Lee (Hong Kong) Kim Loh Charlotte May Amanda McDonald Toby Newton Kok Hong Ng (Hong Kong) Karen Relf Luke Roberts Pat Romano Michelle Sarjana (Hong Kong) Mark Schleiff Kevin Schooling James Smith Susan Smith (Hong Kong) Aimee Steiner Gareth William Stevens (Hong Kong) Ken Stevenson Hunter Stone Gambill Clement Tam Denise Taylor Paul Tough Ed Wickins (Hong Kong) Wenhong Zhu Elaine Whelen

Egypt Amira Hashem


Indonesia Lilian Barnes Maria Budiastuti Lies Budyana Nataniel Liem Caleb Gerald Donovan Jeanie Forde Rinnyjadi Guudtralin Joseph McGrath Megan Moore Andri Nurcahyani Penter Prawidjaja Febe Saphira Richard Sidharta Fransisca Susilowati

Japan Barrie McCliggott Robert Skinner

Jordan Merna Al Jouzi Hana Malhas Katherine McDermott

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Darryl Centers

Kuwait Rue Avant Susan Boyer David McMurray Michael Murphy Macau Howard Stribbell

Malaysia Kylie Suzanne Booker Wendy Jane Gardiner David Griffiths Alison Hampshire David Stuart Kilpatrick Ian John Esmond Martineau Steven Pearce Michael Preston

Mongolia GG Gill Oyunaa Dugarjav

Myanmar Aye Yu Chit Fernando LM Htay Htay Lwin Khin Htway Yee Khin Myo Myint May Pa Pa Soe Mie Mie Soe Moh Moh Naing Naw Say Say Sanda Aye Than Htoot Oo Than Than

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Delegate List Myanmar (continued) Thu Depar Lwin Tin Maung Win Tin May Oo Yadanar Yee Mun Oo Gary Robson

South Korea

United Kingdom Philippa Leggate Ian Rysdale

Christi Powell

Sunhoo Chung Brian Heldenbrand Unna Huh Dan Moore Jin Park Craig Polin Glen Radojkovich Shelly Wille Craig Williamson

New Zealand




** Delegate List as of September 30, 2012



Ethan Dengate Louise Grant Kristine Greenlaw Matt Harris Rob Kiddell Dee Hazlewood Stuart Martin John Ridley Ashish Rivedi


Chi-Lung Chang Martina Chen Ray Chin Sheng-Li Chuang Daniel Fruit Beth Hargrave-Thomas Sandy Hsieh Ruth Poulsen Courtney Smith Michael Smith Chih-Hung Wu

Kevin Page


Dr. Mark Beadle Bob Busk Pat O’Brien Joel Thompson

Thomas Annis Warren Bowers Colin Brown Karen Do Terry Hamilton Thu Le Quynh Lam Nguyen Danny Quach Steven Roderick Vickie Swann Bruce Taylor Van Tran Sophia Vo Mathew Watkins Lee Yoder

Raewyn Matthys-Morris

Mona Alagar Charisse Marie Raagas


Uwage Don Aloysius Johnil Fabriquer Dennison MacKinnon

Acknowledgement International School of Kuala Lumpur Mr. Paul Chmelik, Head of School DAVID NEUDORF, IT Director Mont’Kiara International School Mr. Walter Morris, Head of School CHRISTIAN BLESSING, IT Director Garden International School Mr. Stuart Peter Walker, Principal Shangri-La Hotel MAY CHING, Assistant Director of Events Management PATRICK OH, Director of Convention Sales

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