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Annual EARCOS Leadership Conference 2018

“EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future” October 25-27, 2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


About EARCOS The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 165 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than138,212 pre-K to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 150 associate members— textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc—and over 40 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 October and one teachers’ conference every March. In addition, EARCOS funds several Professional Learning Weekends 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

Margaret Alvarez Stephen Cathers President Vice President ISS International School International School Suva

Andrew Davies Treasurer International School Bangkok

David Toze Former President

Norma Hudson Secretary International School of Kuala Lumpur

Stephen Dare Hong Kong Academy

International School Manila

Barry Sutherland Saburo Kagei International School of St. Mary’s International School Phnom Penh

Kevin Baker Busan International Foreign School

Laurie McLellan Larry Hobdell (ex officio) Nanjing International U.S. Department of State School Regional Education Officer, East Asia

The EARCOS Staff

This conference program belongs to: Name: School/Company: (Standing L-R) Robert Viray, Ver Castro, RJ Macalalad, Dick Krajczar, Bill Oldread, Rodrigo Catubig, and Edzel Drilo (Sitting L-R) Vitz Baltero, Giselle Sison, and Elaine Repatacodo


Message from the President & Executive Director Dear Delegates, A warm welcome to this very special EARCOS Leadership Conference- our 50th Anniversary Celebration and special tribute to our outgoing and long-serving Executive Director Dick Krajczar. Throughout the conference we have planned events that celebrate this important milestone and Dick’s outstanding service. Our conference theme this year ‘Celebrating Our Legacy, Inspiring our Future’ helps us reflect on the amazing journey we have been on these last 50 years and the outstanding support EARCOS has been able to provide across the region and beyond. It also reminds us that our world of international education is constantly evolving and that we, as a membership organisation, are responsible for EARCOS’ future direction. I sincerely hope that the depth and breadth of speakers, presenters and workshop leaders will serve as an inspiration to all of us going forward. I would like to thank our dedicated and hardworking EARCOS Office staff for, once again, delighting us with a varied and quality program. Under the leadership of our tireless Executive Director, Team EARCOS has crafted a conference that really has something for everyone. Grateful thanks go to my colleagues on the EARCOS Board and the Celebrations Committee that have supported the EARCOS Office in its work and have created some special touches to this year’s program to honour EARCOS and Dick’s service. Many thanks to all of our delegates, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors for their support. Without you, EARCOS’ mission to advance professional growth, facilitate cooperative action, and promote intercultural understanding and international friendship would be incomplete. Have a wonderful conference.

DR. MARGARET ALVAREZ EARCOS Board President & Head of School, ISS International School Singapore Campus Dear Delegates, Welcome to our 50th EARCOS Leadership Conference (ELC) 2018 and the Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur. Our theme is “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future,” and we hope it will be a conference to remember. We have over 1100 registered delegates and look forward to an inspiring conference that will celebrate 50 years of growth and development. The Shangri-la is a fitting venue for my last ELC. It was the conference site during my second year of working in Asia in 1990 when I was headmaster at ISKL and served on the EARCOS board, and has been hosting EARCOS for nearly three decades, thus it is a perfect location to celebrate 50 years of EARCOS. To mark our 50th we have invited three excellent keynote presenters, Sir John Jones, Professor Pasi Sahlberg, and Ms. Kim Phuc. We have 15 pre-conference offerings and over 140 workshop sessions, all geared to meet the needs of our schools and board leaders. EARCOS is fortunate to have so many of our own school leaders who have volunteered to present workshops. Their contributions help to make EARCOS the great organization that it is! Thanks to Margaret Alvarez, our board president, and members of the EARCOS board for their leadership and vision. A special thanks to our 50th planning committee members: Margaret Alvarez, Norma Hudson, Sab Kagei, and Bill Oldread. It is always my wish for our delegates to initiate and renew networking contacts, to be challenged by our presenters, to find new friends, strengthen already strong friendships, and to enjoy renowned EARCOS hospitality. Visit our exhibitors and let them know that you appreciate their sponsorship, which helps us provide the best conference possible. This year they will be located in the ballroom foyer, and on the lower level lobby. Coffee breaks will be at both locations. Please visit them and support their organizations. Our staff of Bill, Joe, Edzel, Elaine, Robert, Ver, Giselle, RJ, Rodz, (and Vitz for 20 years) have been the most supportive group one could ever hope for. They serve EARCOS with their passion, hard work and commitment to excellence. In the first nine years my wife Sherry was a huge contributor to the organization. Her patience, understanding, and dedication to the EARCOS mission were so valuable and appreciated. And her love and constant support have been so important to me personally. I am proud and privileged to have served as the director of this wonderful organization for over 20 years. Dick Robbins and the Brent International School have been so gracious and supportive to EARCOS and to me personally during my tenure. It is now time to turn over leadership responsibility to Ed Greene who has been a long serving head of school and an organizational leader for decades. Good luck to him and thanks to all the wonderful colleagues and friends in EARCOS.

Dick Krajczar and the EARCOS Team EARCOS Executive Director “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future”

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Table of Contents 1 Welcome Message 2 Table of Contents 4 Conference at the Glance 6 Meeting & Banquet Rooms Floor Plan 8 EARCOS Strategic Plan 10 PRECONFERENCES 16 FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE Keynote Speaker: Sir John Jones Title: Fifty Years and Counting – Into the Future On the Road Less Travelled 18 SESSION 1 20 SESSION 2 24 SESSION 3 26 SESSION 4 27 Welcome Reception & Cultural Events 28 SECOND DAY OF CONFERENCE Keynote Speaker: Pasi Sahlberg Title: FinnishED Leadership: Small Bold Ideas for Big Lasting Change in Your School 30 SESSION 5 34 SESSION 6 36 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Job-Alikes ISS Heads of Schools Meeting 38 THIRD DAY OF CONFERENCE Keynote Speaker: Kim Phuc Phan Thi Title: Life Lessons 40 SESSION 7 44 SESSION 8 46 SESSION 9 47 Closing Reception Golf Tournament WASC- Focused Visiting Committee Member Training 48 Workshop Presenters 52 Delegate List 60 EARCOS Timeline 61 History of EARCOS 68 EARCOS Photo Collage

EARCOS Registration Desk Hours 09:00 - 17:00 07:30 - 18:00 07:00 - 20:00 07:00 - 20:00 06:30 - 18:00

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

EARCOS Secretariat: PERLIS ROOM

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Conference at a Glance SUNDAY | OCTOBER 21, 2018 09:00 - 17:00

EARCOS REGISTRATION

MONDAY | OCTOBER 22, 2018 07:30 - 18:00 08:30 - 16:00

EARCOS REGISTRATION EARCOS Board Meeting

TUESDAY | OCTOBER 23 07:00 - 20:00 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 16:30 10:00 - 10:30 12:00 - 13:00 15:00 - 15:30

EARCOS REGISTRATION International School Leadership Program USF / WSU APAC ACTIVITY DIRECTORS’ MEETING Rami Madani - Curriculum Coordinators’ Preconference Marilyn George - ACS WASC Focus on Learning Accreditation Training Morning Tea & Coffee Break Lunch Afternoon Tea & Coffee Break

PRECONFERENCES WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 24

07:00 - 20:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION 10:00-10:30 Morning Tea/Coffee Break 09:00 - 19:00 International School Leadership Program 12:00-13:00 Lunch (USF/WSU) 15:00-15:30 Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break 08:30 - 12:00 Leadership Through Partnership Facilitator: Marc Frankel 13:00 - 16:30 LTP Continued International School Governance Master Class 8:30 - 16:30 BUSINESS MANAGERS’ (EARASBO) International School Leadership Program Schedules Facilitator: Gerrick Monroe The International School Leadership Program (ISLP) program is a Jennifer Abrams collaborative effort between the University of San Francisco and Harvey Alvy Washington State University. Tim Gerrish Stephen Holmes October 23, Tuesday 8:30 - 20:00 Rami Madani October 24, Wednesday 9:00 - 19:00 Scott McLeod October 25, Thursday 8:00 - 18:00 Jesse Roberts October 26, Friday 8:00 - 20:30 Jennifer Sparrow October 27, Saturday 8:00 - 20:30 Jeff Utecht Kendall Zoller 08:30-14:30 Marilyn George ACS WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training 08:30 - 16:30 16:45 - 18:45

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APAC ACTIVITY DIRECTORS’ MEETING APAC HEADS MEETING Faciliators: Marta Meved Krajnovic/Martin Halpin

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1st Day of Conference Thursday | 25 October 2018 06:30 - 18:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION 08:00 - 20:00 International School Leadership Program 08:00 E X H I B IT S O P E N 08:00 - 08:10 Opening - Combined student choir 08:10 - 08:25 Conference Opening 08:25 - 08:30 Introduction to the Speaker 08:30 - 09:15 Keynote: Sir John Jones 09:15 - 10:00 Tea & Coffee Break 10:00 - 16:30 EARASBO/ BUSINESS MANAGER’S PRECON 10:00 - 16:30 Leadership through Partnership (LTP) 10:00 - 11:15 SESSION 1 11:15 - 11:30 TRAVEL TIME 11:30-12:45 SESSION 2 12:45-14:00 Lunch 12:45-14:00 ACAMIS Heads Lunch Meeting 14:00-15:15 SESSION 3 15:15-15:45 Tea/Coffee Break 15:45-16:45 SESSION 4 17:45-18:45 Welcome Orientation For New EARCOS Heads and Reception for the EARCOS Board and Special Presenters (By Invitation) 19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception

2nd Day of Conference Friday | 26 October 2018 06:45-07:45 Breakfast meeting for Heads of A/OS Assisted Schools 08:00-20:30 International School Leadership Program 08:00-08:25 Opening Remarks/Announcements 08:25-0830 Introduction of Speaker 08:30-09:15 Keynote: Pasi Sahlberg 09:15-09:45 Tea/Coffee Break 09-45-11:00 SESSION 5 11:00-11:15 Travel Time 11:15-12:30 SESSION 6 12:30-13:45 Lunch 12:30-13:45 Women’s Luncheon 13:45-14:30 Annual General Meeting(AGM) 13:45-16:30 Job-Alikes Admissions/Marketing & Communications High School Principals Middle School Principals Elementary School Principals Development Learning Directors & Curriculum Coordinators Human Resources I.T. Directors Deputy Head of Schools

13:45 - 15:00 14:30 - 16:30 15:00-15:30 16:30

Athletic/Activity Directors Institute Job A-like for Heads of Large Schools Job A-like for Heads of Medium Schools Job A-like for Heads of Small Schools Tea/Coffee Break ISS Head of Schools Meeting

3rd Day of Conference Saturday | 27 October 2018 06:45 - 07:45 WASC Breakfast meeting for EARCOS Accreditation Committee 06:45 - 07:45 Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools 08:00 - 20:30 International School Leadership Program 08:00 - 08:10 50th Anniversary EARCOS Leadership Choir 08:10 - 08:25 Opening Remarks / Announcements 08:25 - 08:30 Introduction to the Speaker 08:30 - 09:15 Keynote: Kim Phuc Phan Thi 09:15 - 10:00 Tea/Coffee Break 10:00-11:15 SESSION 7 11:15-11:30 Travel Time 11:30-12:45 SESSION 8 12:45-14:00 Lunch 14:00-15:15 SESSION 9 16:30 - 18:30 MRISA HEADS’ MEETING 17:45-18:45 Cocktail Reception - Reception and Welcome to Exhibitors and EARCOS Board Members 19:00 - 21:00 Closing Reception

SUNDAY | 28 October

08:11 GOLF! GOLF! GOLF! Venue: Kelab Rahman Putra Malaysia 08:30-16:00 WASC: Focused Visiting Committee Member Training 08-30-14:30 IB/WASC/NEASC/CIS Meeting 09:30-10:00 Morning Coffee Break 12:00-14:00 Lunch

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MEETING & BANQUET ROOMS FLOOR PLAN Lower Lobby

LOBBY LEVEL

Lemon Garden Terrace next to Lemon Garden Restaurant LAFITE near Lobby Lounge

EXHIBITOR AREA

UBN TOWER is located beside Shangri-La hotel. Leaving from the main entrance of Shangri-la Hotel turn right going to UBN Tower. (follow the signages at the lobby level)

LOWER LOBBY Johor 1 Johor 2 Johor 3 Johor 4 Kelantan Penang

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

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DC 1 Training Room

Entrance to DC 1 Training Room

BASEMENT 2

Sabah Ballroom Sarawak Ballroom Grand Ballroom Foyer DC 1 Training Room Kedah Selangor Perak Melaka Sabah Ante Room Perlis (EARCOS Secretariat)

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EARCOS STRATEGIC PLAN EARCOS Mission

and aspiring committee chairpersons at the ELC and the ETC.

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.

C.3 EARCOS continues to collaborate with ACAMIS in supporting the Learning 2.0 conferences.The executive director attended the ACAMIS annual conference in Shanghai in March 2017 and the Learning 2.0 Conference in November, held at the Puxi Campus of Shanghai American School. C.4 The Executive Director meets yearly with the other regional directors and the State Department Officers of Overseas Schools. C.5 EARCOS-CIS joint institute on higher education admission was successfully conducted in September 2018. *See A7 for more detail. C.6 The Executive Director regularly attends regional professional development conferences to enhance and strengthen partnerships, e.g. TAISI, ACAMIS, L2.0, AAIE, etc. C.7 The executive director’s visitations to schools seeking EARCOS membership and participation in regional conferences provided opportunities to visit over 35 schools in the past year. C.8 The number of EARCOS member schools has grown by 18 in the past three years and currently stands at 165. Additionally, there are 158 Associate members and 42 individual members.

Strategies and List of Results STRATEGY A Provide specific targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for various member communities. A.1 The page added to the EARCOS website to advertise non-EARCOS sponsored workshops continues to be active. A.2 EARCOS supported the high school GIN Conference held January 19-21, 2018. The Executive Director attended the conference held at Concordia International School Shanghai. The Assistant Director attended the middle school GIN conference held at Canggu Community School in Bali from March 2-4, 2018. The International School Manila will host a middle school GIN conference from April 12-14, 2019. NIST International School will host a high school GIN conference in 2020. No date has yet to be set. A.3 EARCOS continues to offer space during the ELC for meetings of various regional organizations such as APAC, IASAS, MRISA, etc. A.4 EARCOS again provided space and logistical support for two AP courses held in at the ETC in March, 2018 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok. A.5 Fifty EARCOS-sponsored Professional Learning Weekend Workshops (PLWW) were conducted during the 2017-18 school year. Fifty-Four PLWW proposals were approved for the 2018-19 school year. Financial support at $3500 per PLWW remains the allocation amount. A.6 EARCOS continues to provide logistical support for the University of San Francisco and Washington State University, “International School Leadership Program” at both ELC and ETC. A.7 EARCOS-CIS joint Institute on Higher Education Admission & Guidance was successfully conducted for the 4th consecutive year from September 21-22, 2018. This year’s conference included 36 workshop sessions. Andy Davies, head of the International School Bangkok delivered the opening keynote talk. The Institute registered 465 university admission reps and college counselor participants.The event included a university fair attended by over 1200 students and parents from international schools in the greater Bangkok area. The 5th Institute will again be held in Bangkok from September 20-21, 2019. A.8 EARCOS financially supported the Southeast Asian Primary Administrators’ Conference (SEAPAC), which was hosted at Canggu Community School in Bali in March 2017. A.9 The EARCOS Leadership Mentoring (ELM) inaugural cohort and a second group of EARCOS mentors and mentees completed the online ELM orientation. Matching of four ELM pairs occured in January, 2018 and these pairs are currently engaged in mentoring relationships. A third cohort has formed to participate in an April thru June online ELM orientation and will join a total of thirty overall participants. The entire group will be available for placement into a mentoring relationship at the beginning of the 2018/19 school year. STRATEGY B Engage students and adults in learning activities across the region that will foster friendship, understanding, and global citizenship. B.1 EARCOS continues to support the excellent work of the annual Global Issues Network Conference and the EARCOS executive or assistant director assures a presence at annual MS/HS rotating regional conferences. B.2 Students from 92 member schools were recognized as Global Citizens in the spring. Six of these Global Citizens were selected to receive a Global Citizen Community Service Grant of $500. B.3 EARCOS makes sustained efforts to recognize the important work of the Special Education Network in Asia (SENIA) by assisting them with infrastructure support. EARCOS serves as the fiscal repository for SENIA’s annual conferences. All EARCOS schools were asked to designate a SENIA representative and these individuals are now listed in the EARCOS Member Directory and collaborate with the SENIA Board to recommend conference consultants. The 2018 SENIA Conference was held jointly with the EARCOS Teachers Conference from March 29-31 at the Shangri-La Hotel. Over 1200 delegates were in attendance. STRATEGY C Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise. C.1 EARCOS supports the work of the College Board and its AP classes by providing space and logistical support for workshops at both the ETC and the ELC. C.2 EARCOS continues to collaborate with WASC and annually partners with the WASC associate executive director to conduct training workshops for visiting committee members 8 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2018

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. D.1 The EARCOS- or E-Connect blog site was inaugurated in October 2011. Since then nearly 3000 blog postings, articles, and videos have been posted on the site. The blog is linked to the EARCOS Twitter and Facebook accounts, such that each blog posting generates a message on these two social networks. The EARCOS Twitter account currently has 1700 followers and growing. D.2 Six years ago Google initiated a new feature on Google+ called Communities. EARCOS created a private EARCOS Community. This allows for the sharing of articles, videos, and discussions among members of the community. The EARCOS Google+ Community currently includes 750 members and the EARCOS Circle boasts almost 3200 connected professionals. D.3 The EARCOS “Triannual Journal” online version is now enhanced to include an interactive social media feature permitting reader posts and direct connectivity with Google+ Community, Twitter and Facebook followers. ET includes an added feature called the “Reader’s Corner”, which provides a opportunity to publish titles of books recently read by EARCOS members with a brief recommendation of its usefulness to learning leaders in the region. D.4 Zoom software has been added to the EARCOS software suite and used to enhance conferencing by permitting unrestricted screen share options for all member schools. It is proving a valuable tool for expanded online conferencing. D.5 Recent aims to provide easier connectivity to frequently used data and retrieval of such data from online storage resulted in the production of additional relational databases, which members now access through Google forms. These newly established access portals now directly support: notices for Global Citizen Awards, Community Service Grant applications; EARCOS-CIS Institute workshop proposals; forthcoming EARCOS Leadership Mentoring applications; New Member Application process; and Speaker/Presenter Recommendations forms. STRATEGY E Conduct relevant research and communicate resulting data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices. E.1 EARCOS approved (5) action research proposals for the 2018-19 school year. Final reports from these projects are published in the ET Journal and the researchers are invited to present at a future ETC. E.2 Surveys following each conference continue to inform conference planning. E.3 Data relative to attendance at each workshop and event during EARCOS conferences is maintained and utilized in planning future conferences. E.4 The executive director continues to receive requests to serve on doctoral students’ Program of Study Committees and he accepts one or two committee invitations per year. EARCOS receives many other requests to provide access to its members for research and the executive director carefully reviews each request before distribution to the membership. EARCOS, to extent possible, publishes in ET and online (via EARCOS website) relevant data summaries, as press releases. Core Values EARCOS Vision (visit http://earcos.org/about_strat.php) EARCOS Core Values (http://earcos.org/about_strat.php) EARCOS Goals (http://earcos.org/about_strat.php)


PRECONFERENCES

EARCOS Registration Hours 09:00 - 17:00 07:30 - 18:00 07:00 - 20:00 07:00 - 20:00 06:30 - 18:00

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

Room: Perlis Room

PRECONFERENCES TUESDAY | OCTOBER 23

08:30 - 20:00

Mezzanine Boardroom 3

08:30 - 16:30

Mezzanine Boardroom 1

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

APAC ACTIVITY DIRECTORS’ MEETING

RAMI MADANI Curriculum Coordinators’ Preconference International School Curriculum: Creation, Relevance, and Sustainability

SELANGOR Room

This session is for educators involved in curriculum leadership, new and experienced. Curriculum leadership is at the heart of learning, yet there is often lack of clarity within a school as to what it entails and who is actually leading it. Do you sometimes wonder how and whether the countless hours spent on curriculum development really improves student learning? Are you baffled by the curriculum process and terminology? How can the curriculum be relevant and sustainable in our international schools? This workshop will address these queries and more, including a focus on responsive, meaningful, and scalable curriculum reviews. If you are an administrator who wishes to deepen your understanding of curriculum leadership, or a curriculum coordinator who is keen to further expand her/his craft, this workshop will provide the tools to launch and sustain curriculum in your school. Marilyn George ACS WASC Focus on Learning Accreditation Training

SARAWAK BALLRoom

This one-day interactive ACS 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 to ensure a meaningful self-study process. 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 schoolwide learner outcomes and academic 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 their respective schools, including integration with strategic planning. This session enables participants to become eligible for serving on ACS WASC visiting committees.

10:00 - 10:30

Meeting Room FoyerS

12:00 - 13:00

Sabah BALLRoom

15:00 - 15:30

Meeting Room FoyerS

Morning Tea & Coffee Break

LUNCH

Afternoon Tea & Coffee Break

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PRECONFERENCES WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 24

09:00 - 19:00

Mezzanine Boardroom 3

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

08:30 - 12:00 Leadership Through Partnership: Board Chairs and School Heads at the Summit (Open Only to all Board Chairs and Heads of School, especially appropriate when one member is new to the team.) Facilitator: Marc Frankel

Kedah Room

An EARCOS exclusive especially for heads and board chairs, the partnership that is at the core of school leadership and is among the most important relationships in the school. Heads and chairs will learn how to work collaboratively to set the tone and agenda for effective and powerful board performance. Using a “no surprises” framework, we will explore communication styles and preferences, setting an agenda for the board year, handling disagreements and conflict, and supporting each other as the chair manages the board and the head manages the administrative team and school. Take-aways from attending: • How to be effective as chair in supporting the head of school; • How to be an effective as head in supporting the board chair; • Ways of collaborating to lead the board and administration; • Understanding each other’s communication preferences; • A framework for handling conflict; • A model for keeping the relationship on track. LTP Continued

13:00 - 16:30 Leadership Through Partnership: International School Governance Master Class (Part 1, session continues with Part 2 for board members and chairs on Thursday, 10:30 - 16:30)

Kedah Room

A graduate-level course in international school governance using case studies, school examples, and lessons from the field to animate coverage of essential topics that make or break board performance, including: • Boardsmanship for Heads of School - the fine art of working with your board • Headsmanship for Board Chairs - the fine art of being the point person for the board’s work with the head of school • Evaluating the Head of School • Risk Management • Managing Enrollment and Shifting Demographics • Inclusion and Learning Support—What boards need to know • and much more Note that the Leadership through Partnership Master Class has two parts, with Wednesday afternoon including board members and heads off school in a “deep-dive” into topics they share in common. On Thursday, the Master Class continues for board members only and the topics that uniquely fall under the governance focus. The Thursday session ends with a board member job-alike, a facilitated session where members can propose topics and ask questions of each other.

Reminders to Delegates: NAME TAGS are required at all conference sessions and social events.

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PRECONFERENCES C O NT I N U E D WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018

8:30 - 16:30 BUSINESS MANAGERS’ (EARASBO) PRE-CONFERENCE Facilitator: Gerrick Monroe The visits will focus on designs, project management, and sustainable school. (Depart from Shangri-La Hotel at 8:00 AM)

ISKL and Garden International School

Jennifer Abrams JOHOR 1 & 4 ROOM Swimming in the Deep End:What Does It Take? - No matter where what role we play in a school, we all want to make a difference. However, things move fast in education these days, and often in our communications we are left confused, overwhelmed, and not as successful as we could be. We need to build up a skill set of effective decision making capabilities, ‘resistance management’ communication strategies and for the sake of our health, our ‘stress tolerance.’ This workshop will provide support, a laugh, and some cognitive, social and psychological resources to help you communicate more effectively, confidently and collaboratively, no matter your role.” Harvey Alvy KELANTAN ROOM Fighting for Educational Change: Choosing Initiatives of Substance Over Fads - This preconference workshop by the author of the new book, Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance (ASCD, 2017), will help international school leaders address the fads that undermine both innovative and timeless educational practices. This is a high stakes and urgent challenge that affects student achievement, teacher success, leadership effectiveness, curriculum, fiscal and resource accountability, professional development, and the confidence of international parents in their schools. To meet this challenge workshop participants will examine the book’s six “Red Flag” strategies to avoid harmful fads that educators confront (e.g., overpromising the effect of a new program); and six “Guidelines” to promote reforms of substance in schools (e.g., promoting both innovative and timeless practices). Interactive workshop activities will provide leaders with practical professional development strategies to take home and share with their school colleagues, to assess educational trends and positively impact student and teacher success. Tim Gerrish JOHOR 2 ROOM Considerations for a Child Safeguarding Model in Your School - • To equip delegates with information about constructing the key foundations required in managing Policy development. • Child Safeguarding Policy • Staff Code of Conduct • Reporting Guidelines • Discuss what other policies will be required to support the overall model • Discuss a case management system for dealing with reports of concern/abuse • Understand what training modules will be required for staff induction, advanced training, safe recruitment and refresher cycles. • Understand Roles and Responsibilities for implementation, monitoring and evaluation • Explore scenario based examples of issues of concern. Stephen Holmes JOHOR 3 ROOM Building a World Class Reputation In an International School - International schools are now moving into marketing and external relations in a more professional sense. However, many schools less understand or practice marketing as a part of a definitive and whole of school wide approach to reputation development. All too often we see in international schools that reputation management only comes formally onto the radar when a crisis occurs! Reputation is an exciting concept for school leaders, boards and senior leaders in schools to now consider as an integrative step toward effective school management. The reputation of an international school constitutes its most valuable asset -nothing is more important than building, managing and evaluating reputation. (Read the complete description at http://www.earcos.org/elc2018/elc-precon.php) Rami Madani SELANGOR ROOM Learning Focused Leadership - This is an advanced pre-conference session for educational leaders in schools. Using a reflective method, we will focus on four key components of effective leadership: (1) Observation: Enhancing your ability to observe confidently and give insightful, learning focused feedback. (2) Collaboration: Promoting self-directed, professional collaborations that honor the cyclical, adaptive, and scalable nature of learning. (3) Facilitation: Designing and facilitating learning focussed meetings using processes which can profoundly impact how participants feel about their purpose and work. (4) Focus: Leading contemporary curriculum change that prepares students for a future that awaits them, not us. The workshop will suggest a strategy that promotes self-reflection and help us see how leadership is, at its core, very personal. (Read the complete description at http://www.earcos.org/elc2018/elc-precon.php) Scott McLeod PERAK ROOM Closing Relevance Gaps and Building Schools of the Future - The schools of the future are being invented today, one building block at a time. Every year we see the following initiatives gain further ground in schools all around the world. School leaders, teachers, parents, and communities should be working together toward greater implementation of these components, both individually and in concert. Join us for an invigorating day of organizational assessment, conversation, brainstorming, and action planning around these essential elements of future-ready schools: 1. Project- and inquiry-based learning environments 2. Authentic, real-world work 3. Competency-based education and standards-based grading 4. 1:1 computing initiatives 5. Flexible scheduling 6. Redesigned learning spaces 7. Online and open access educational resources 8. Online communities of interest 9. Adaptive software and data systems 10. Alternative credentialing mechanisms.

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Jesse Roberts LEMON GARDEN TERRACE Enrolling Successful Families and Keeping Them At the School - Not every family is a “best fit” for your school, but how do you know this ahead of time and how do you get rockstar families into the school. The first part of the workshop will help you to build profiles of successful or rockstar families, work with predictive analytics and identify those families that are going to become your best word-of-mouth advertisers. In the second part of the workshop, you will develop KPI’s for your office to ensure an experience that will keep these families at the school. Please bring the following data with you to make the most of the pre-conference. 1. Average number of days in the school’s admission cycle (meaning, how long from first inquiry to contract). 2. Number of countries represented at the school. 3. The data system used at the school. Jennifer Sparrow PENANG ROOM Transforming Assessment & Grading Practices to Support 21st Century Learning - Treating students as receptacles of learning is an antiquated approach that results in students who are consumers of content instead of creators, communicators, collaborators, or critical thinkers. To produce students with these 21st Century skills, teachers need to shift from outdated assessment and grading methods that focus on regurgitation of information to methods that require students to demonstrate deep understanding and application of concepts and skills. During this pre-conference, participants will identify antiquated practices that should be cut, examine classical practices that should be kept, and explore contemporary practices that should be created. As a result of this pre-conference, participants will have tools to use in their context to help design and implement assessment and grading practices that will have the desired impact of fostering student learning. Jeff Utecht SABAH ANTE ROOM How to Engage Your School Community Using Facebook - This session is for administrators and technology leaders to understand the power of Facebook to tell your school’s. Facebook is the social media of our parent generation, not student generation. Learn how to post, what to post and when to post to get the most engagement out of your community. Kendall Zoller MELAKA ROOM The Choreography of Presenting – The Whole Book! - At last the opportunity to spend a day with Kendall Zoller and The Choreography of Presenting! This highly interactive session takes participants into the seven essential abilities. Explore credibility, rapport, reading a group, listening, acknowledging, responding and recovery with grace. About two dozen patterns will be introduced for you to practice and apply, including: • making impact statements, • proactively addressing resistance, • responding to resistance in-the-moment • Reading a group • Using language to support thinking • Getting into rapport with one person as well as entire groups Imagine being able to consistently present with purpose and intention in any setting. These skills can be used in any setting including on one-on-one, committee, and entire staff meetings. You may find applications of these skills in promotional interviews and even your personal relationships. Both The Choreography of Presenting and The Presenter’s Atlas will be available for purchase at the EARCOS secretariat. 08:30-14:30 Marilyn George LAFITÉ ACS WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training - The session will prepare EARCOS educators to chair an ACS WASC visiting committee. The chair roles that will be examined are the following: of ”keeper of the school improvement vision”; coach for the school and the visiting committee members, and an organizer of the visit.Through the dialogue and discussion there will be shared insights and advice from fellow EARCOS educators who have already chaired full, mid-cycle, and other special visits.” 08:30 - 16:30 APAC ACTIVITY DIRECTORS’ MEETING Room: Mezzanine Boardroom I

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FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE THURSDAY | OCTOBER 25 06:30 - 18:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION Perlis Room 08:00 - 20:00 International School Leadership Program (USF / WSU) Mezzanine Boardroom 3 08:00

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Opening Entertainment Combined student choir from Alice Smith School, Garden International School Kuala Lumpur, and International School of Kuala Lumpur directed by Jaymin Baird

08:10 - 08:25

Conference Opening

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Welcome to Delegates

Margaret Alvarez, EARCOS President, Dr. Larry Hobdell, Regional Officer, Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State, Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director 08:25 - 08:30

Introduction to the Speaker by Liz Duffy, President, International Schools Services

08:30 - 09:15 K E Y N O T E Sponsored by International Schools Services Keynote Speaker: Sir

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John Jones

Fifty Years and Counting – Into the Future On the Road Less Travelled “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference” Robert Frost In his keynote Sir John will explore: lessons from the past; the changing world and its impact on education; what we should leave behind; what we should take with us; essential shifts in global educational priorities; why working smarter together not harder alone is the only option; why schools will make the difference; and what your legacy will be. Biography: Sir John is one of a small, select band of educational professionals who have not only had their achievements recognised in the New Year’s Honours List (2003), but have been able to help and inspire others with their knowledge and passion. One of the most entertaining, inspiring and sought-­after speakers on the global educational stage, his achievements and reputation for straight-­talking, leadership and creativity have led him to be invited on to a number of panels and think-­tanks. Sir John has written two books; ‘Truancy and exclusion: a teacher’s guide’ and the best-­selling ‘The Magic-­Weaving Business’ and has co-­authored ‘Winning the H Factor: the secrets of happy schools’. He enjoys travelling, keeping fit, the theatre, golf, walking in the mountains and good food and wine. In his past he has played football semi-­professionally and earned his living as a singer/guitarist in a rock duo! He is a season ticket holder for his beloved Everton and feels privileged to be Chair of the Board of ‘Everton in the Community’ and a Governor at The Everton Free School. He is a governor at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, a 3 – 19 all through school in Bolton and is also proud to be the Chancellor of Sefton’s Children’s University. 09:15 - 10:00

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Leadership Through Partnership KEDAH ROOM Marc Frankel (Open Only to All Board Chairs and Board Members) Leadership Through Partnership: Master Class in International School Governance & Job-Alike (Part 2, continued from Wednesday) Continues the Wednesday Master Class session, optional for school heads, covering the remaining topics and discussions plus: • A facilitated board member job-alike late in the afternoon where participants can raise issues for discussion and ask questions of their peers. Take-aways from attending: • All of the items above from Wednesday, plus understanding how peer schools approach governance challenges that your school faces now, and a curated agenda of EARCOS conference sessions on Friday and Saturday that amplify and augment the Master Class.

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FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE THURSDAY | OCTOBER 25

SESSION 1 10:00 - 11:15 Athletic Director Institute Mezzanine Boardroom 1 STEVE DOLEMAN - Generating Parent Support: Establishing rules surrounding parent engagement through We Chat/What’s App Michael Allen Positive Discipline Sabah Ante ROOM Transforming Your Parent Community Via Positive Discipline Courses - Current research supports the notion that across cultures, the authoritative parenting style consistently yields the most positive outcomes for children in the forms of higher self-esteem, academic achievement, healthy life-satisfaction, lower instances of depression, being well adjusted, and overall strong mental health. Shanghai American School’s Positive Discipline parenting courses offer an innovative and effective way to help move parents toward the healthiest parenting style for children, authoritative parenting. Come explore the many benefits of offering “Parenting the Positive Discipline Way” to your parent community! Douglas Bradburn / Larry Dilley Character Development DC 1 Training Room The Importance of Developing Character - This session will introduce the philosophy of why it’s necessary to have a character development program and then illustrate an effective delivery system of communicating the information to the right people. If you believe in whole-student education and investing time into young people’s lives, this is a workshop you’ll want to see. Sonia Bustamante Technology LafitÉ A Googling Administrator v2.0 - Two years ago, I presented on how I use Google to communicate and analyze data in my school efficiently. I primarily focused on Google Sites, Docs, G+, and Forms. This year, I will focus on how I use Google to help ease my daily workload. I’ll primarily focus on Gmail, Calendar, Keep, Docs, and their app extensions. Version 2.0 will be an interactive session with plenty of opportunities to share and learn valuable tips to help improve our overall work day. Mihoko Chida / Justine Hitchcock Thought Club Arthur’s Bar & Grill Thought Club: Building a Critical Mass of Thinkers - In this session we will present the model of ‘Thought Club’: a way of enhancing collegial conversation and understanding while building a mutual willingness to connect. We will discuss how a combination of meeting protocols, Google Classroom, and strategic professional development, can enhance workplace conversations, relationships and student outcomes from kindergarten through to middle-school. The session will involve participants in examples of our Thought Club activities, encouraging active critique and reflection. Belinda Chiu Mindfulness Selangor Room The Case for Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence - An introduction to the current landscape of stress teenagers face, the neuroscience and benefits of mindfulness and emotional intelligence, and practices and techniques to support the wellbeing of faculty, staff, and students and build their capacities to thrive. Liz Gale / Heather Knight / AMY VALERIO Women in Leadership Johor 3 Room Getting the Votes and Leading with Confidence - This workshop is designed to assist aspiring women leaders early in their careers with exploring and identifying personal strengths and opportunities to build confidence and success. Participants will explore their career objectives, as well as the challenges associated with being a woman in a leadership role in education. Participants will complete a personal support system evaluation and explore how individuals within and outside of this conference can help them achieve their career objectives. Marilyn George Accreditation Kelantan Room 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 student learning and well-being and ongoing improvement. This includes the following areas: mission, vision, beliefs, governance, administration and organizational issues, staffing, instructional program student support, culture, and resources. Eeqbal Hassim Internationalism Lemon Garden TERRACE Interculturalism, Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism? Which launching pad for international schools? - Unpack related key concepts to reflect on what it means to be an international school, implications for school vision, curriculum, teaching and learning, and the concept most contextually suitable for leading change and improvement in this space. Sir John Jones Leadership Sarawak BALLRoom The Effective School - the Right People, Doing the Right Things, In the Right Way, for the Right Reason - In his workshop Sir John will explore: - what great leaders think, say and do - what great teachers think, say and do - getting the right people on the bus - getting the wrong people off the bus - learning to be what we want them to become - embracing vulnerability - making every child really matter.

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Chip Kimball Leadership Melaka Room Middle Level Leadership – Building Extraordinary Capacity for Meaningful Change - High performing schools often build deep internal capacity for leadership. SAS has developed an expansive system for middle level leadership including an onsite doctoral program, a real-time leadership cohort, strengths based leadership, and just in time coaching. This session will highlight each of the components of the SAS leadership framework with particular emphasis on coaching. Laura Lipton Data-Based Decisions UBN Tower Collaborative Inquiry Into Data: Dialogue, Discussion, Decision-Making (Part 1) - Data can distract or direct. Skillfully using data to focus attention and energy keeps interactions learning-focused and student-centered. Data as feedback illuminate choices that are effective from those that are not. When teams employ clear structures and well-designed protocols to guide and facilitate their conversations, they overcome the potential for denial, dismissal and defensiveness. This interactive session introduces the Collaborative Learning Cycle, a three-phase framework that helps groups discover assumptions, motivates data-focused inquiry, and develops shared understandings of both problems and possible solutions to increase confidence and success in working with data and one another. Opportunities for connections to present work, considering specific applications, and establishing next steps for future success will be provided. Outcomes: • Learn practical structures for using data to focus a group’s attention and energy • Apply a three-phase model for guiding data Katie Rigney-Zimmermann / Aimee Gruber Admissions Perak Room The State of International School Admissions Industry - What’s going on in the world of International School Admissions Directors? In the Spring of 2018 a survey was sent to admissions personnel around the world. We will be presenting and discussing the results with a concentration on EARCOS region schools. Additionally, we will look at changes since the last survey in 2015. What do they mean for us now and for the future of our industry? What do they mean for our Heads of Schools and Boards in our competitive landscapes? Join us to find out. Jesse Roberts Admissions JOHOR 2 ROOM Storytelling and Marketing Your Empty Seats - Schools cannot survive without bums in seats. This session will explore various ways to enable schools to exert more influence over their student enrollment. Ben Shifrin Learning Differences Penang Room Beyond the Numbers - Whether or not you knew it at the time on their entrance, according to research, 10 to 15% of students currently enrolled in your school have some form of a learning difference. This workshop is geared to administrators who want to gain a better understanding of language-based learning differences, the reading process, and executive function strategies, so they are better equipped to support teachers who are currently working with students who learn differently. Participants in this workshop will also have an opportunity to experience what it’s like to have a learning difference, and at the same time, understand the differences among learning differences so that they can better determine who they can and cannot serve in their current school environment. Participants in this workshop will also have an opportunity to experience what it’s like to have a learning difference, and at the same time, understand the differences among learning differences so that they can better determine who they can and cannot serve in their current school environment.” Martin Skelton Learning Defined Johor 1 & 4 Room What Learning Is, How it Happens and Why this Helps Explain Why Schools Focus On it Much Less Than We Should Do - The workings of a car are quite complex but driving a car is much simpler as long as we don’t confuse the two.The workings of the brain are super-complex and largely still unknown but learning is relatively simple, providing we don’t confuse the two. In the spirit of ‘less is more’, in this session we’ll try to clear the decks as much as possible. We’ll think about what learning is which is. Even more importantly, we’ll think about the powerful behaviour that driver learning and the good and bad consequences for students, teachers and schools that follow on from that. 11:15 - 11:30

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FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE THURSDAY | OCTOBER 25

SESSION 2 11: 30 - 12:45 Athletic Director Institute Mezzanine Boardroom 1 KATINA GRIGORASKOS - Are you the leader of your emotions or are your emotions the leader? Emotional intelligence skills are valuable assets for leaders, and as leaders, teachers, or role models, our emotions play a large role in our own personal development and in turn, how we influence others around us. Emotional intelligence skills can be developed and nurtured in order to improve our selfefficacy, productivity, interpersonal relationships and leadership skills. But, oftentimes, we are led by our emotions and feelings and thus, not free of the limitations these constructs create for us. Come learn about the effects of emotions and ways that we can harness them to become leaders, rather than followers, of our emotions! Kevin Baker / AlistaIr Roland Global Relay for Life Penang Room Color Your World PURPLE! The BIFS and Global Relay for Life Story - In 2018, Busan International Foreign School became the first organization in Korea and the first international school in the world to be formally accepted into the Global Relay For Life organization (GRFL). GRFL mission is to bring communities together in the fight against cancer. Their goal is start a global movement to end cancer. Come hear how BIFS became involved and learn more about how you and your community can join the movement! Megan Brazil Professional Development Sabah Ante Room Sustainable Professional Learning Pathways - Professional Pathways honors teachers as instructional experts and adult learners and researchers. At UNIS Hanoi we believe strongly in creating a culture that values continuous growth and learning for all members of our community. We recognise that in order to grow, develop and improve their craft, teachers must be provided with opportunities to collaborate, inquire, research and learn in environments that value choice, voice and autonomy.” Jeff Farrington / Patricia Podorsek Standards-based Assessment Arthur’s Bar & Grill Managing the Change to Standards-Based Assessment In High School: One School’s Journey - Given the complexity of high school structures and identities, a move to standards-based assessment and reporting is as much about managing the change as it is about determining the logistics. In this workshop, instructional leaders from ISKL will share the philosophy, process, successes and obstacles that helped to bring about both a shift in mindset as well as a shift in practice. Katie Ham / Christopher Galaty Student Voice DC 1 Training Room Moving In the Right Direction: The Journey of the Strategy at NIS - It has been two years since Nanjing International School implemented a school-wide strategy in reaching its two audacious goals to ‘put student voice and choice at the centre of things’ and ‘to burst the bubble’. We believe that students should have an authentic voice to create their own learning plan, and that we need to become more engaged with our host country of China to feel a genuine sense of international mindedness. Our approach is unique: it is primarily teacher-led, is imbued with a culture of prototyping and is continually evolving according to our progress. This presentation will share the journey that NIS has taken since implementation, focusing on key successes, lessons learned and hurdles overcome. Steve Katz Technology LAFITÉ Streamlining Teacher Evaluation & Feedback with Google Forms - Tired of walking around with a clipboard when doing walkthroughs and evaluations? Learn how to use Google Forms to set up and use your own custom evaluation form that can be completed on your phone, tablet, or computer, and provide instant feedback to your teachers. We will start with Forms basics and touch on sharing and managing the data digitally in the spreadsheet created by the form. Rebecca Lau Marketing Kelantan Room 101 Ways to Refresh Your School’s Brand In One Year - This session focuses on ten essential components to effectively refreshing your school’s brand. Topics will be covered in a stepped approach outlining how SSIS started with an old logo and some loose guidelines and worked to build out full brand and identity guidelines.The session will review the essential components of a brand identity guide including brand messaging, tone of voice and logos as well as discussing how to deal with other key touchpoints that reflect a school’s brand. A case study and current examples from Suzhou International School will be used. Julie Lawton / Sally Richmond School Culture LEMON GARDEN TERRACE Building a professional, positive school culture in a growing school - BCIS is a young school. From day one we have understood how important our people are to our growth and success. To this end, we have explicitly sought ways to add value to our community members’ experiences at BCIS to ensure our working culture is professional and positive.

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Chantelle Love Collaboration Selangor Room The Language of Collaboration - They say that the team that talks together walks together. But, what is collaboration? How might collaborate effectively? How are communication and collaboration intimately linked? Unpack these ideas whilst forging relationships knowing that you’ll leave with tools to immediately implement taking collaboration in your organisation to the kind of level you’ve dreamed about. Laura Lipton Effective Data Usage UBN Tower Collaborative Inquiry Into Data: Dialogue, Discussion, Decision-Making (Part 2) - Data can distract or direct. Skillfully using data to focus attention and energy keeps interactions learning-focused and student-centered. Data as feedback illuminate choices that are effective from those that are not. When teams employ clear structures and well-designed protocols to guide and facilitate their conversations, they overcome the potential for denial, dismissal and defensiveness. This interactive session introduces the Collaborative Learning Cycle, a three-phase framework that helps groups discover assumptions, motivates data-focused inquiry, and develops shared understandings of both problems and possible solutions to increase confidence and success in working with data and one another. Opportunities for connections to present work, considering specific applications, and establishing next steps for future success will be provided. Outcomes: • Learn practical structures for using data to focus a group’s attention and energy • Apply a three-phase model for guiding data. Simon Mann / Rebekah Russell Child Protection Johor 2 Room Child Protection - From Child Protection to a Well-Being Framework - An interactive overview of how our Child Protection practices began with a focus on keeping the school ‘safe’ and recently led to us implementing a Well-being framework. Our approach has developed from being reactive, to being proactive and now to being preventative. Our goal is to develop the ability of our children/students to manage their social, emotional and physical needs. The overview of our journey includes the use of data, the development of a school a wide focus on Child Protection and sharing our Well-being Framework. Zachary Post / Rolly Maiquez Alternative Schooling SARAWAK BALLROOM Exploring Intensive Project Periods - Our Story and Lessons Learned - In this presentation, we will share with the audience experiences developing alternate schedules in order to provide for deeper project work and new collaborative opportunities. We will provide a general overview of our plan for disruption, the rationale behind it, and details on logistics and schedule. Disrupting your schedule leads to new ways in thinking about our practice. It is not as much about product, but more about experiencing a shift in the way we provide learning experiences. Barry Sutherland Global Citizenship Johor 3 Room Innovative Global Citizenship - As leaders in international schools, we have an obligation to model global citizenship to an affluent and privileged community of students and parents. This presentation describes two innovative ways that every school can effect positive change in their communities that is cost effective, sustainable and meaningful: host country scholarships and solar power. You can introduce socio-economic diversity into your student body and save the planet, but you must be willing to work without a map at times. Learning how these initiatives became reality at International School Phnom Penh should give you a practical starting point for your own map. Jeff Utecht Technology Melaka Room Getting Social With Students - Let’s face it, kids are social and they want to connect! They want to connect with each other, with their teachers, with their school at large. This will be a discussion on the use of social-networking tools with student bodies to engage them in learning, foster school spirit, and just have fun! We take a look at how some schools are using social-networks to communicate with students as well as the school community at large. Come with ideas to share, questions on how to get started, and be ready to take a look at social-networks through the eyes of kids today. Deb Welch / Deidre Fischer Leadership Perak Room Does Leadership Influence Student Learning? - Does leadership influence student learning in a school? If so, to what extent, and what specific behaviors makes a difference? What does the research say and how might we best understand it? This practical session will not only explain research findings but also explore specific leadership actions, from the presenters’ as well participants’ experiences, that positively impact student achievement. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of the evidence as well as a commitment to specific strategies that make a difference. Kendall Zoller Effective Public Speaking Johor 1 & 4 Room The First Five Minutes - What should happen within the first five minutes of a presentation? Learn how to influence what people think, do, say and feel as a result of choreographing in the first 5 minutes. Discover 9 things you can do to produce a positive learning environment, a sense of community, and a willingness of participants to go on the journey with you. You will create an opening and discover how simple yet eloquent a deliberate choreography can be. What you create can be applied to meetings people look forward to, don’t look forward to, or may even be captive audience members to. Whatever your perspective, you may never look at openings the same again and may never do openings the same again.

12:45 - 14:00 12:45 - 14:00 L U N C H ACAMIS HEADS LUNCH MEETING Venue: SABAH BALLROOM & MEZZANINE Venue: Arthur’s Bar & Grill “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future”

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SESSION 3 14:00 - 15:15 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Institute Mezzanine Boardroom 1 Simon Parker - Handbook Amendments Handbook Amendments: Discussion about futureproofing well-established programs, such as China Cup/Tri-Cities/Invitationals. Brainstorming procedures and protocols that will help programs survive challenging times. Jennifer Abrams Hard Conversations UBN Tower Hard Conversations Unpacked: A Deeper Dive (Part 1) - Continuing the learning from Jennifer’s first book, Having Hard Conversations, Hard Conversations Unpacked is an extension and deepening of the work of becoming more comfortable with the energy of conflict.The workshop revisits the key elements of the book, Having Hard Conversations, such as the outcome mapping and scripting, and goes deeper to provide additional strategies for being more confident and compassionate when faced with situations involving conflict. This 150 minute workshop will not require role playing, will provide time to discuss your professional challenges and will include strategies on ”What to Say If They Say...” and ”How do I manage myself so I can stay healthy?” Margaret Alvarez / Deidre Fischer Diversity Johor 3 Room The Concept of Diversity, the Why and What for Schools - This session builds on previous years research that explored the concept of ‘embracing and celebrating difference’ and what that means in practice for schools across all operational areas – not just teaching and learning, but also Admissions, HR, Governance, and organisational culture. This workshop, complete with take-away ideas, will: Examine the research that supports the theory that diversity supports student learning; Use last year’s survey to recap the practices that EARCOS schools already have in place to support diversity (and perhaps add to the list); and Discuss how we could develop a measure that will allow us to know, in our own schools, that diversity positively impacts learners (and the community?) If you are interested in working with us to continue to develop a shared understanding amongst EARCOS schools of the concept of diversity, we hope to see you there. Andy Davies Intensive Needs Selangor Room Education for ALL: Teaching Students with Intensive Needs in the International School Setting. Yes, it can and SHOULD be done - The International School Bangkok opened its doors in August 2017 to six students with intensive needs. In this presentation, delegates will hear about the journey ISB took to educate ALL students, regardless of academic ability, and why the presenters believe that all schools can and should be doing the same. Lori will share how her classroom is set up, programs and curriculums used to promote learning and independence, and show videos of her room in action. Andy will take us through the research and development process, strategies to win the support of stakeholders, financial and facility implications, and some challenges along the way. John D’Arcy / Marta Medved-KRAJNOVIC The WAB Story Johor 2 Room The Future of Learning at WAB (FLoW21) Phase II - For two years our teachers, parents, students, and school leaders have been collaboratively developing a shared vision for the future of learning at the Western Academy of Beijing (FLoW21), which is described by our 21 Targets. We are now entering Phase II, creating systems and structures needed to achieve our Targets. The systems and structures include all nine features of our educational ecosystem (spaces, schedules, teaching and instruction, curriculum, technology…). During this update we will share examples of how WAB faculty and students are moving us towards our Targets, our Parent Ambassador program, the Phase II development model, and a reflection on our approach to inclusive and distributed leadership. Richard Gaskell / Sam Fraser International School Market Update Sarawak BALLRoom International School Market Update/ Well-Being Research Findings - ISC will present an update on current international school market developments, including the big increase in new schools in China. They will also cover the recent piece of research with the University of Cardiff and IEPS where a study was conducted that will add to current knowledge and understanding of the wellbeing of both staff and students in International Schools. Free report to EARCOS schools. Tim Gerrish Safer Recruitment Kelantan Room Safer Recruitment - • Explore the risks faced by international schools • What settings will offenders target • Opportunities for testing attitudes during interview • A-Z considerations for the process of safe recruitment • Standards of International best practice • What will work for you. Mary Ann Haley-Speca Supervision Penang Room Making the Shift to Learning-Focused Supervision (Part 1) - Supervisory practice has historically focused on capturing and analyzing what the teacher knows and does. What is often lost is the explicit connection between teacher actions and the impact they have on students and their learning. In these concurrent sessions we will explore supervisory practices that shift our focus from what the teacher is doing to the results produced for the learners by the teacher’s choices or actions. Making this shift has implications for: what we focus on during a classroom observation and the kind of data we gather before, during and after; the frequency and length of classroom visits; the focus and nature of our feedback; and, the use of additional sources of data that enable us to work collaboratively with teachers to assess cause-effect relationships between teacher actions and student learning. Using classroom video participants will analyze a teaching episode and use a three-part structure for communicating feedback that focuses on student learning.

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Eeqbal Hassim Interculturality Lemon Garden TERRACE Interculturality and Its Implications for School Leadership - Building on the acknowledgement and affirmation of interculturality as the norm, analyze the ways in which it might exist in various dimensions and elements of a school, and reflect on the implications for leadership of the school community and for leading learning. Stephen Holmes Marketing LafitÉ Strategic Planning NOT for Compliance BUT to Build Market Success! - How can we build a Strategic Plan that provides a platform for a distinctive and differentiated School? Strategic Planning should be seen as THE opportunity to create a shared sense that a School is ‘on the move’ with a forward thinking and ambitious agenda. All too often we see that strategic planning in international schools lacks the analysis required for forward planning and is downgraded to a form of compliance. Bland strategic planning processes reverberate at many levels and are directly related to a lack of distinctive between many international schools. Strategic planning also must be robust around measurement and tracking – most tend to create noble objectives but is relatively poor at measuring progress and impact (KPIs). Developing robust and actionable performance metrics (both ‘hard’ quantifiable measures and ‘soft’ more qualitative measures) will increasingly be scrutinised as schools expand their services and seek stronger stakeholder relationships. Helen Kelly Leadership DC 1 Training Room Leading Future-Ready Learning in the Fourth Industrial Revolution - The Fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing change at a scale and pace previously unknown, affecting the way we live and the way we work. Schools around the world are also rapidly changing in order to provide students with future-ready skills to enable them to cope with this changing world and take full advantage of the opportunities it presents. How as school leaders do we frame the need for change and structure what it should look like for our communities? How do we successfully lead the change process to ensure that everyone is committed and supported? How do we successfully tap into the emotions of the adults in our community to ensure that our students’ needs are placed at the centre of this complex change process? Matthew Kelsey Tableau (Data Management) Arthur’s Bar & Grill Visualize Schoolwide Data with Tableau - Tableau is a powerful, easy-to-use data visualization product suitable for use by organizations large and small, with centralized or decentralized data. Learn how Nansha College Preparatory Academy uses Tableau to visualize a variety of indicators including college admissions, achievement, attendance, discipline, and wellness data. Participants will use a trial version of Tableau and a fake data set to create their own visualizations. Scott McLeod Technology Infusion Melaka Room Redesigning Lessons and Units for Deeper Learning and Student Engagement (Part 1) - We often find that our technology-related efforts aren’t paying off for us as we had hoped.This hands-on seminar is for leaders who wish to push their school’s technology-infused pedagogy to new levels. We will use the 4 Shifts discussion protocol to focus on instructional leadership and (re)design lessons together for deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and rich technology infusion. We will use actual lesson plans and video exemplars to facilitate our work. Participants should bring a willingness to rethink learning and teaching; a lack of defensiveness; and a laptop, Chromebook, or tablet computer (and charging cord). Jesse Roberts Admissions Johor 1 & 4 Room Re-Imagining the Admissions Process – Making Things More Customer Friendly - What if we had every family completed a customer satisfaction survey during the admissions process? What would your applicant families say about you, your school and their experience? Let’s re-imagine the admissions process to make for the best ”customer journey” possible. Sarah Verdaguer Professional Development Sabah Ante Room Creative Solutions to Professional Development - The session will focus on every school’s responsibility to implement an effective professional development programme. We will examine the need for professional development which addresses whole school development as well as individual teacher support and development. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of different professional development structures and experience various professional learning opportunities which cater for teacher learning requirements and preferences. The session will conclude with an opportunity for participants to examine how the new ideas could be implemented in their school context. Deb Welch Becoming A School Head Perak Room Ever Consider Leading An International School? - Predictions for the number of new schools in the EARCOS region in the next ten years are stunning and every one of them will need someone at the helm. How might you know if the position is right for you? How might you best prepare for a headship in the future? What resources are available to you to become an exceptional head? Come to this session with questions and leave with a plan—even if it is long range. 15:15 - 15:45 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by Accrediting Commission for Schools

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SESSION 4 15:45 - 16:45 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR INSTITUTE Mezzanine Boardroom 1 Raynard de la Pena Wells International School: One school’s attempt at promoting sport within their community by securing sports scholarships to USA colleges. Jennifer Abrams Hard Conversations UBN Tower Hard Conversations Unpacked: A Deeper Dive (Part 2) - Continuing the learning from Jennifer’s first book, Having Hard Conversations, Hard Conversations Unpacked is an extension and deepening of the work of becoming more comfortable with the energy of conflict. The workshop revisits the key elements of the book, Having Hard Conversations, such as the outcome mapping and scripting, and goes deeper to provide additional strategies for being more confident and compassionate when faced with situations involving conflict. This 150 minute workshop will not require role playing, will provide time to discuss your professional challenges and will include strategies on ”What to Say If They Say...” and ”How do I manage myself so I can stay healthy?” Harvey Alvy Effective School Change LafitÉ Promoting Change that Counts: How to Avoid Educational Fads - This interactive session, a shorter version of the preconference workshop, will help international school leaders address fads that undermine both innovative and timeless educational practices. This is a high stakes and urgent challenge that affects student achievement, teacher success, leadership effectiveness, curriculum, fiscal and resource accountability, professional development, and the confidence of international parents in their schools. The session, by the author of the new book, Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance (ASCD, 2017), will review six “Red Flag” strategies to avoid harmful fads that educators confront, and six “Guidelines” to promote reforms of substance in schools. Workshop activities will provide leaders with practical professional development strategies to take home and share with their school colleagues, to positively impact student and teacher success. Johor 2 Room Darren Brews / DAWN BREWS Marketing Marketing and Communications - Finding the Golden Thread and Sticking To It - Marketing and communications in a school is a wonderfully complex web of internal and external stakeholders whose views are regularly conflicting. Taking the time to develop your school’s ”golden thread” will help streamline your communications and deliver a more cohesive brand image. It’s a brainstorm, a mind muddle, and you may find yourself a little discombobulated, but at the end of this workshop, you will have a deeper understanding of your school’s ”golden thread” for the year to come. Jason Cooper A.I. in Education Lemon Garden TERRACE Why We Need Robot Teachers: Artificial Intelligence in Education - Is your school ready for the AI revolution? This workshop will explore how AI currently impacts our lives, what’s in store in the future for AI, and how AI could impact education and learning. We will explore some fun tools that demonstrate the potential power of AI, as well as discuss the pros and cons of machine learning and General AI. Mary Ann Haley-Speca Supervision Penang Room Supervisory Tools for Supporting Effective Instructional Planning (Part 2) - Planning coherent learning-focused lessons that aim for the success of all students is the foundation of effective instruction and is one of the most complex skills of teaching. In these concurrent sessions we will examine practical tools supervisors can use to support teachers in planning lessons that are driven by clear and rigorous objectives, have ongoing formative assessment embedded in the lesson, and incorporate student learning activities that are engaging and aligned with intended learning outcomes. Participants will practice analyzing and diagnosing the degree of alignment that exists between a stated objective and the lived objective in a lesson and explore thirteen critical questions that guide comprehensive lesson planning. James Hatch International Teaching Sabah Ante Room Becoming an International Teacher - Drawing upon his pioneering work into the process of ‘becoming’ and international teacher James will explore such diverse topics as: Why teachers choose to enter the global market place; The personal traits necessary for success within an international school; The role school professional development can play in alleviating teachers concerns as they transition from professional training in national school systems to one which meets the needs of a diverse international body of students who aspire to develop global mindedness. Moreover, the centrality for teachers of a service learning component which offers their students an alternative narrative will also be explored. This is not a silver bullet to solve the issues of enhancing globamindedness and practice among teachers, rather it is aimed to being a process whereby such developments can take place. Michael Hibbeln Intercultural Johor 3 Room Student Intercultural Competence - Taking Mission to Practice - The purpose of this presentation will be to share recent research regarding what international school stakeholders (students, parents and teachers) believe influences the development of student intercultural sensitivity at an international school. The development of student intercultural sensitivity is a central theme, implied throughout many international school mission and belief statements. However, identifying what actually influences its development within the milieu of an international school is uncertain. When it comes to the development of an intercultural mindset, if school leaders understand stakeholder views, it has the potential to guide and influence effective practices in schools that increases student intercultural sensitivity.

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Chantelle Love Design Thinking Selangor Room The Language of Design - Design is a global concept in which everyone, no matter their ability level or agenda, can access and be successful. What is design and how might we think like designers to lead? Through a shared language of design, we can communicate easily with others, describe problems and ideas effectively and create workable solutions that succeed. By moving participants from passive to active, NoTosh’s Chantelle will guide you through harnessing this language and putting it into practice so that you might lead effectively and encourage your staff to do the same. Emily McCarren Curriculum Innovation PERAK ROOM Brave Over Perfect: Creating Disruption Zones Towards Curricular Innovation - In education innovation and change come notoriously slowly. Creating zones of educated experimentation is essential, particularly in established schools that have been successful by traditional measures. This interactive presentation will share stories and experiments from one school and invite discussion around how this value might be applied in different school contexts. Alasdair MAclean / Jeremy Szczurko Self-Study Process DC 1 Training Room It Takes a Village... - The Independent School of Riau has recently completed the self-study and accreditation visit through the WASC process using the new standards and prompts. We will present our experience of the self-study process, the leadership and collaboration employed in the setup of the new standards to produce an authentic self-study for small schools. There will be in particular focus on school processes such as the embedding of SLO’s and the connection to the self study. Also, the unpacking of the new standards and prompts. We will share the discussions the leadership team had around the use of the standards and in particular relation to the context of smaller schools. Scott McLeod Technology Infusion Melaka Room Redesigning Lessons and Units for Deeper Learning and Student Engagement (Part 2) - We often find that our technology-related efforts aren’t paying off for us as we had hoped.This hands-on seminar is for leaders who wish to push their school’s technology-infused pedagogy to new levels. We will use the 4 Shifts discussion protocol to focus on instructional leadership and (re)design lessons together for deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and rich technology infusion. We will use actual lesson plans and video exemplars to facilitate our work. Participants should bring a willingness to rethink learning and teaching; a lack of defensiveness; and a laptop, Chromebook, or tablet computer (and charging cord). Cheryl Palamarek / Kristel Solomon - Saleem Admissions Kelantan Room From Silos to Systems - What are the characteristic of ‘getting it right’ as we approach the challenge of diversity and inclusion in Admissions? What are the opportunities and challenges that can greatly impact the school culture? This session will explore ways to move from departmental silos to embracing effective systems that will support inclusion and diversity in the admissions process. In what ways can advancement and educational professionals work together supporting one another in this challenge? How might your role create an opportunity to explore this journey from silos to systems? Martin Skelton Three Types of Learning Johor 1 & 4 Room The Three Types of Learning - and Why Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins Were Right. We Don’t Need to Teach for Understanding All the Time Knowledge, skills and understanding are learned, taught and assessed differently over different time scales. (Understanding may not be assessed at all.) During this session we’ll be come clearer about these differences and see how knowing about them can help teachers develop way better learning experiences for students of all ages. Jennifer Sparrow Data-Driven Decisions Sarawak BALLRoom Data-Driven Decision-Making - A leading school is one that understands the impact adult actions have on student learning. The Data-Driven DecisionMaking 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 leave with some practical ideas for facilitating discussions focused on data. 17:45 - 18:45 Welcome Orientation for New EARCOS Heads and Reception for the EARCOS Board and Special Presenters (By invitation)

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Special Thanks to TIECARE INTERNATIONAL for sponsoring the WELCOME RECEPTION.

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Breakfast meeting for Heads of A/OS - Assisted Schools

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

Lemon Garden TERRACE Mezzanine Boardroom 3

Opening Remarks/ Announcements GRAND BALLROOM 08:00 - 08:25 Morning Greetings by Stephen Cathers, EARCOS Board Vice President & Head of School, International School Suva (Recognition of EARCOS ELM Mentors/Mentees who engaged in the Leadership Development online orientation course for two years. ) 08:25 - 08:30

Introduction to the Speaker: Mr. BK Gan, President,Taylor’s Schools

08:30 - 09:15 K E Y N O T E Sponsored by: Taylor’s Schools

Keynote Speaker: Pasi

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FinnishED Leadership: Small Bold Ideas for Big Lasting Change in Your School International benchmarking of how education systems perform can help us to understand our own practices and beliefs, but it can also lead to simplistic solutions and myths about what makes other education systems succeed. This keynote presentation is about educational leadership in Finland and what distinguishes it from global leadership trends. First part of this talk explores some urban legends about Finland’s education system busting some prevalent and harmful myths related to Finnish schools. Second part offers some practical and generally useful ideas that could inspire educational leaders in international schools and elsewhere to strengthen student learning and wellbeing, overall educational performance and school leadership. The last part includes a set of necessary reminders for those who plan to move ahead in their leadership work with adopted models or solutions from Finnish schools or from any other education system. FinnishEd leadership is about the need to build deeper professionalism and create more collaborative cultures in and around schools. It speaks for lateral learning between one teacher and another, one school and another, one district and another, and one nation and another. It also suggests using the best ideas of the past blended with opportunities and vision of the future. Educational leadership in Finnish schools, districts, and at the national level is about balancing hard evidence and professional storytelling – or big data and small data. Hard evidence is about figures in international studies, numbers in school report cards, statistics in national databases, and research findings that inform education authorities and school leaders about the state of the education system. Storytelling is about personal observations, informal interactions, professional wisdom, and focused collective experiences found in classrooms, schools and communities. Big Data can be helpful in understanding whether events and elements in schools and classrooms are linked to one another. Small data and stories told through it can inform about how to move forward in our own school settings. Biography: Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator and author who has worked as schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher, and policy advisor in Finland and has studied education systems, analysed education policies, and advised education reforms around the world. He has written and spoken widely about these topics, his book “Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland” won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for an idea that has potential to change the world. He is also a recipient of the 2012 Education Award in Finland, the 2014 Robert Owen Award in Scotland, the 2016 Lego Prize, and Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Resident Fellowship in 2017. He is a former senior education specialist at the World Bank, a lead education expert at the European Training Foundation, a director general at the Finland’s Ministry of Education, and a visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University. He chairs the Open Society Foundations’ Education Board and is a member of the Governing Board of the University of Oulu and the International Council of Education Advisors (ICEA) for the Scottish Government. His recent books are “Hard Questions on Global Educational Change”, “Empowered Educators in Finland” and “FinnishED Leadership: Four Big, Inexpensive Ideas to Transform Education”. He is a professor of education policy at the Gonski Institute for Education, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. 09:15 - 09:45 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by University of San Francisco

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SECOND DAY OF CONFERENCE FRIDAY | OCTOBER 26

SESSION 5 09:45 - 11:00 Athletic Director Institute Mezzanine Boardroom 1 Antonio Perales - Philosophy of AD at a small, median school: Sharing the experience at Wells International School. SHARON LEUNG / TODD PARHAM Mezzanine Boardroom 2 (NIAAA LTC 703) Athletic Administration: Student Centered Educational Athletics Performance Beyond the X’s and O’s Harvey Alvy Leadership Lafité The Life of New Principals: Challenges Faced and Tips to Succeed - This workshop will examine the challenges (and surprises!) faced by new international school principals, and offer practical strategies and tips to succeed. The practical recommendations will focus on building relationships, positively impacting the school culture and, most importantly, teacher and student success. The workshop will also address how the principalship has changed in recent years, especially in relationship to leadership and management responsibilities. Critical workshop concepts are drawn from The Principal’s Companion (Corwin Press) and The New Principal’s Fieldbook (ASCD), both books co-authored by the presenter. Elizabeth Cho / Michelle Quirin Curriculum Johor 3 Room Making the “C” Word Sexy - No matter what the acronym, the word ”curriculum” never seems to have the right ring to it. Every educator seems to agree over the importance of curriculum in schools, but somehow, it has become detached from anything fun or exciting. Believing in our hearts that creativity IS possible in the way we approach curriculum, we have brought in the Cognitive Coaching model and regular opportunities for professional learning Flex Time to truly promote the best approaches to teaching and learning for the whole school. Come hear our story of collaboration, empowerment and excitement over the ”C” word. Alan Cox Student Voice Dc 1 Training Room Empowering Student Voice – Learner Agency from Toddlers to Grade 12 - Students need to know (and believe!) that their approaches to learning and choices they make positively impacts their own learning and learning communities. With these practical examples, learn how we explicitly challenge, empower and inspire students, aged two to eighteen, through the use of voice, choice and ownership. Michael Cyrus / Aracelis Maldonado / Patrick Kane / Chelsea Wilson-Kelsey EAL Arthur’s Bar & Grill A New EAL for a New Era: Insights from 6 Years in the Field - Student demographics in international schools are changing. While the number of Anglophone enrollees declines, demand from host country nationals is surging. EAL no longer serves just a fraction of a school’s population and a more encompassing approach has become paramount. NCPA was founded as a catalyst school for ISS’s World Language Initiative, a new model of EAL instruction. In this presentation, you will gain perspectives on EAL theory and its connection to effective instruction for all learners; how we have structured our program; what it means to supervise and staff it; and what results it is producing. Andy Dougharty Conflict Resolution Lemon Garden TERRACE Resolving Conflict with Students, Staff and Parents - While we might be able to minimize the potential for conflict, the diverse nature of our organizations makes it likely that we will have to deal with different types of conflict between students, staff and parents. Not only can this eat up your precious time, it can cause you a great deal of emotional suffering. This session will take you through several of the most effective strategies I have used over the years. Find out why I am sometimes referred to jokingly as “the parent whisperer”, why it’s never about what it’s about, and a coaching process that covers three issues that will resolve 99% of all upsets. Deidre Fischer Aspiring Leaders Johor 2 Room Ideas and Tips for Aspiring Heads of School and Other Leaders - As teachers, we have training, expertise and experience in teaching students but we there has been little in the way of business skills or leadership (or management) training for those who aspire to leadership roles within the school. It wasn’t until I became a Head of School, and when dealing with business people on my Boards, that I fully appreciated my undergrad degree in business and finance. Therefore, this session will be: • a sharing of stories and lessons learned, and • a couple of activities to unpack my ideas further to see if they resonate personally with you. The leadership and management skills from my experiences will be personal and perhaps not for everyone, however my goal for this workshop is to provide ideas to help others as they pursue their leadership aspirations. Marcel Gauthier / John Macpherson Child Protection UBN Tower Weathering a Child Protection Crisis: A Case Study - In this presentation, we will review an actual case, tracing events from the first report by a former student…through subsequent gestures by school leadership in light of that report…to the the present moment. We will reinforce that it is not only the right choice but also a strategic choice to act with integrity, communicate with candor, and care for both the immediate and broader community. In the process, we will show the efficacy of a strong partnership with outside experts—and clear decision-making protocols—as you navigate the crisis. Jim Gerhard / Gray Macklin Skills-based Assessment Johor 1 & 4 Room Transitioning to Skills-Based Assessment in An International School - SIS is a very typical traditional international school in Asia. Korea presents itself as a place where rote memorization and content skills are predominant from an assessment standpoint. 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SECOND DAY OF CONFERENCE FRIDAY | OCTOBER 26 CONTINUED

SESSION 5 09:45 - 11:00 Stephen Holmes / Alasdair Maclean Marketing Kedah Room Reputation MATTERS in an International School - The reputation of an international school constitutes its most valuable asset –nothing is more important than building, managing and evaluating reputation. Yet, there is a genuine lack of robust evidence and coordinated responsibility in schools to build, manage and evaluate reputation. A strategic approach to reputation is increasingly relevant to international schools and should now be a formal management and Board function, and shape future strategic priorities. How? Reputation requires a strategic approach that closely aligns what a school says (its marketing) with what it does (reality in delivery). (Read full description at http://www.earcos.org/elc2018/elc-special.php) Chantelle Love Empathy in Design Thinking Selangor Room The Language of Empathy - What do we mean by “wellbeing” anyway? It’s the most overused word in our school documentation, but many find it challenging to understand what being ‘well’ means and cultivate it in an authentic way. By experiencing our world from an empathetic viewpoint, we can begin to place people at the heart of what we do. Join NoTosh’s Chantelle Love in this workshop where you will discover the ‘why’ behind facilitating empathy for wellbeing as well as the practical ‘how’ of implementing empathetic opportunities for design thinking. Rami Madani Leadership Penang Room To What Extent is Your School Meeting its Mission? A Systematic Approach to Embedding Life-Worthy Skills in Teaching and Learning - We all believe in the value of embedding essential, life-worthy skills and dispositions in our students. Some schools refer to these as School-wide Learning Results, Graduate Profile, or Learner Profile. This session focuses on top ranking skills and dispositions, provides simple, research-based indicators for each, and shares resources that help leaders plan so that teachers teach and assess each indicator. It will empower school leaders to concretize and demystify life-worthy learning in their schools and provide them with tools, processes, and strategies to support their teachers to do the same. The session also demonstrates the power of how a common institutional understanding around these life-worthy skills and dispositions can help schools achieve their mission more effectively. We all believe in the importance of preparing our students to succeed in their future and this session will share a pathway for achieving this aim. Chai Reddy / Rodney Glasgow Multiculturalism KELANTAN Room The Diversity Imperative: What Is It and Why Should Schools Invest? - This workshop will offer concrete definitions of diversity, inclusivity, social justice, and multicultural education, and will use best practices from the field of independent schools to discuss why more schools around the world should invest in diversifying their programs. The significance of ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, and other markers of diversity on the academic program and school climate will be explored, as participants look at diversity through the lens of their school missions. In an increasing diverse world that seeks greater intercultural synergies, what will schools need to do and be to remain viable and sustainable? Pasi Sahlberg Data SarawaK BALLRoom Small Data for Big Change - Learning analytics, algorithms and big data are knocking on the doors of many education systems promising fast improvements and new solutions to wicked problems facing schools today. In the midst of datafication educators need to remember the power of small data: tiny clues through personal observations, collective human judgment, and raw instinct that can lead to big change in schools. Leading with small data requires collaboration, trust and professionalism as key features of educational change. Billy Thomas CISS Inspirations Program Sabah Ante Room Inspirations: Keeping Students Engaged at the End of the Year - No matter how schools try to maintain rigor, there are always ”dead weeks” on the calendar. At Concordia International School- Shanghai, we’ve have worked to revive those dead weeks by transforming them into inspiring life-long learning opportunities. Whether students learn to code, play Frisbee Golf, grill, or even to strum a Ukulele, our teachers share their hobbies and passions in creative and engaging courses designed to inspire students. The presentation will cover the history of our Inspirations Program, how we work to build teacher interest, and how the program has grown into one of the most anticipated weeks of the year. Jeff Utecht Technology Melaka Room Leading a Successful 1:1 School - 1:1 technology integration begins with you! Join us as we work in a PLC to share implementation successes and work to solve challenges. While different devices and problems may affect different schools we have found that all schools have certain things in common. Deb Welch / Chip Barder / Amie Alley Pollock Head Evaluation Perak Room Transforming the Evaluation of the Head of School - How might a Board/Owner and Head transform the evaluation of the Head of School into a growth model? 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SESSION 6 11:15 - 12:30 Athletic Director Institute Mezzanine Boardroom 1 SHARON LEUNG / TODD PARHAM Mezzanine Boardroom 2 (NIAAA LTC 703) Athletic Administration: Student Centered Educational Athletics Performance Beyond the X’s and O’s Margaret Alvarez / Bridget McNamer / Women in Leadership UBN Tower BETH PFANNI / PAULINE O’BRIEN / David Chojnacki / DAVID MACFARLANE Promoting and Supporting Women in Leadership; Recruitment Agencies’ Perspectives - This session is geared towards women leaders and those that guide and support them. Perspectives such as: • Promoting Women in Leadership: Pipelines, Networks and Sponsors • Honing in on skills and competencies – recognising them and leveraging them in career advancement. • Preparing for leadership • The leadership challenge. Will be discussed by practitioners from Carney Sandoe, CIS, ISS, SEARCH, and Teach Away, all of whom are involved on a daily basis in the recruitment of women leaders. Participants will take away practical ideas to either further their career development or support the development of colleagues. Belinda Chiu Mindfulness Selangor Room Building Personal Mindfulness & Resilience - An introduction to the current landscape of stress educators face, the neuroscience behind mindfulness, the Ignition WAVE Model for Resilience, and practices and techniques to support the wellbeing of faculty and staff and build their resilience. Tim Gerrish Child Protection Johor 2 Room Disclosure from Children - Managing the Moment: Respond Appropriately When a Child Makes a Disclosure of Suspected or Known Abuse. • Different types of disclosure from children • Practical scenarios • Barriers for children in reporting abuse • Barriers to listening for adults • How to manage the moment a child wants to tell you about their abuse. • Do’s and Don’ts in managing the moment Matt Harris Data Systems Johor 3 Room Using Data and Developing Data Systems in International Schools - Data informed decision making is critical for academics and operations in international schools. However, most schools don’t have aligned data systems or even understand their own process workflows. We’ll discuss the design and integration proper data systems in school. Further, we’ll explore using those systems to develop operational efficiency and improve academic outcomes. Eeqbal Hassim Multiculturalism Lemon Garden TERRACE Teaching and Assessing Capabilities for an Interconnected World - Using a range of capabilities commonly identified as being essential for living in an interconnected and interdependent world, we will reflect on the implications of these for curriculum, pedagogy, learning and assessment. Sir John Jones Future Education Sarawak BALLRoom Preparing Students for a World that Does Not Exist - Change is Mandatory but Growth is Optional - In his workshop Sir John will explore: - who we are - why we live and work the way we do - what we might become - building great learning habits - building great teaching habits - building great leadership habits - putting resilience at the core of what we do. Chip Kimball Leadership Penang Room Lessons in Leadership – Reflections, Musings, & Hard Lessons from the School of Change - Singapore American School has been involved in one of the most transformational periods in its history. This session will take a vulnerable look at leadership and the journey of change. We will examine what has worked, what hasn’t, successes, and honest regrets. Topics will include leadership strategies, governance, relationships, politics, and reflections on the difficulties and triumphs of deep change. Jane McGee / Maeve O’Donovan / CHIP BARDER Effective Boards MELAKA Room What If There Was One Thing You Could do to Improve Your Board’s Productivity, Effectiveness, Engagement and Efficiency? - Board members need to concentrate their time and energy on things that add value. Time should be spent discussing the issues at the generative level and not hours collating Board packages, archiving decisions, trying to remember what was decided last week, last month, and last year, and ensuring those valuable discussions are captured and next steps duly noted. UNIS Hanoi has been leading the way in Board Governance , helped by the strategic role of a Board administrator. 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Pasi Sahlberg School Transformation KELANTAN Room Three Big Ideas to Transform Education - International student assessments have boosted what is known as benchmarking in education globally. Education systems in South East Asia and some others in Europe have become models for policy-makers and education reformers to look for solutions to often chronic under-performance of education systems. This workshops explores facts and myths about Finnish education and offers participants three big ideas that come with the promise to change educational practice when implemented mindfully. Jimbo San Juan Curriculum ARTHUR’S BAR & GRILL Process of Developing a Visible, Accessible and Integrated Curriculum Framework - Curriculum may be defined as “the entire engagement of teaching learning and assessing.”The encompassing nature of curriculum is overwhelming without a properly developed framework holding all its elements together. The International School of Myanmar is successfully developing and implementing a curriculum framework that is visible, accessible and integrated. This session, intended for schools trying to tie their curriculum knot, will share the process taken by IS Myanmar pursuing the Visible Curriculum Project. Martin Skelton Curriculum Johor 1 & 4 Room The Key Factors that Affect Learning and How We Can Get Them Right - Curriculum isn’t learning; it’ s a factor that affects learning. The big question is whether it is an important factor or not, and what the important factors really are. In this session, we’ll be looking at these key factors and thinking about how much our school is focusing on them or on things that matter a little but don’t have as much impact some of us might think. Jennifer Sparrow Assessment Kedah Room Assessing Schoolwide Learner Outcomes - Collaboration. Communication. Creativity. Critical Thinking. Cultural Competency. These are examples of schoolwide learner outcomes that are designated as the foundation of a 21st-century education. While many schools implicitly address concepts such as these, few have figured out how to assess them. This workshop will share the journey of SAS has evolved its approach to assessing and reporting on these schoolwide learner outcomes. Kristine Stamp-Jerabek Supervision Sabah Ante Room Teacher Evaluation: Prioritizing Professionalism - Participants will explore ways to rethink and redesign teacher evaluation into a well-rounded professional growth model. Through a deliberate separation of growth and evaluation, participants will be encouraged to prioritize professionalism standards for evaluation purposes while utilizing various forms of feedback to ensure continuous growth and reflection. Feedback is based on the four support functions of the cognitive coaching model. Kendall Zoller Effective Speaking LafitÉ When They Don’t Want to Hear the Message - You know the feeling you have when you are about to present on a topic when participants are resistant to the message. What do you Do? This session offers a frame for opening sessions when You know the feeling you have when you are about to present on a topic when participants are resistant to the message. What do you Do? This session offers a frame for opening sessions when resistance is high. Participants will learn how to choreograph an opening that increases reception and neutralizes negative emotions. Walk away with specific skills and moves that build relationship while talking about the important to talk about.

12:30 -13:45 L U N C H Venue: SABAH BALLROOM & MEZZANINE

12:30 -13:45 Women’s Luncheon Venue: MEZZANINE AREA

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SECOND DAY OF CONFERENCE FRIDAY | OCTOBER 26 13:45 - 14:30 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

KEDAH ROOM

The Annual General Meeting is for EARCOS Heads only

JOB A-LIKE SESSIONS 13:45 - 16:30 Admissions/Marketing & Communications JULIA LOVE, International School of Kuala Lumpur KATIE RIGNEY-ZIMMERMANN, Saigon South Int’l School High School Principals JEFFREY HOLCOMB, Seoul Foreign School LUCY BURDEN, Suzhou Singapore International School Middle School Principals PETER CASEY, International School of Kuala Lumpur DOUG WOODWARD, International School of Kuala Lumpur Elementary School Principals JULIE OLSON, International School of Kuala Lumpur Development TBA Learning Directors & Curriculum Coordinators ELIZABETH CHO, Gyeonggi Suwon International School DANA WATTS, Hong Kong International School Human Resources TANYA WU, International School of Beijing I.T. Directors MATT KELSEY, Nansha College Preparatory Academy Deputy Head of Schools DANIEL LAGAULT, Shen Wai International School 13:45 - 15:00 Athletic/Activity Directors Institute SCOTT HOSSACK (Continued) Athletic Administration: SHARON LEUNG / TODD PARHAM Student Centered Educational Athletics Performance Beyond the X’s and O’s (NIAAA LTC 703)

JOHOR 1 & 4 ROOM PERAK ROOM SABAH BALLROOM SARAWAK BALLROOM JOHOR 3 ROOM MELAKA ROOM JOHOR 2 ROOM LAFITÉ KELANTAN ROOM

Mezzanine Boardroom 1 Mezzanine Boardroom 2

14:30 - 16:30 Job A-like for Heads of Large Schools TAREK RAZIK, Jakarta Intercultural School Job A-like for Heads of Medium Schools KRISTINE STAMP-JERABEK, Korea International School-JeJu Campus LAURIE MCLELLAN, Nanjing International School Job A-like for Heads of Small Schools ROBIN SCHNEIDER, Fukuoka International School WILLIAM ELMAN, International School of Ulaanbaatar Peak Enrollment: Large School: above 1,000 / Medium School: 400-1,000 / Small School: Below 400

15:00 - 15:30 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by THE MARTEC GROUP

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06:45 - 07:45

WASC Breakfast meeting for EARCOS Accreditation Committee

06:45 - 07:45 Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools 08:00 - 20:30 International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University

08:00 - 08:10

LEMON GARDEN TERRACE Lemon Garden Mezzanine Boardroom 3

50th Anniversary EARCOS Leadership Choir

08:10 - 08:25

Opening Remarks / Announcements

08:25 - 08:30

Introduction to the Speaker - Rajiv Bhat, Chief Operating Officer, Search Associates

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K E Y N O T E

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Morning Greetings by Dr. Norma Hudson, EARCOS Board Secretary, Head of School, International School of Kuala Lumpur

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Sponsored by: SEARCH ASSOCIATES Keynote Speaker: Kim

Phuc Phan Thi

Life Lessons Kim Phuc’s inspiring journey in her own words. Lessons learned from her ordeal and her amazing survival; her inner struggles, how she learned to forgive and came to see the famous photograph as a powerful way to spread a message of love, hope and forgiveness. Biography: Known as the “napalm girl,” or simply as “the girl in the picture”, PHAN THI KIM PHUC is the 9-year-old Vietnamese girl depicted in photographer Nick Ut’s iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photo, shot after a U.S. led napalm bombing of Kim’s village during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. Severely burned by the napalm, Phuc’s agony so moved Ut that he took her to the nearest hospital. She was not expected to survive but she eventually recovered over 14 months and with 17 surgeries. Kim is married to Bui Huy Toan, and they have two sons, Thomas and Stephen. They sought political asylum in Canada and are now Canadian citizens. In 1997, Kim set up The Kim Foundation International to help child victims of war. She is a lifetime UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Culture of Peace and travels the world sharing her inspiring message of love and forgiveness.

09-15 - 10:00 Tea & Coffee Break MEETING ROOM FOYERS Sponsored by ManageBac

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SESSION 7 10:00 - 11:15 Atheletic Director Institute Mezzanine Boardroom 1 Tarique Al-lesa - Homestay vs Hotel Stay: Let’s Duke it Out! - Better understanding of the two; particpants will be armed with knowledge to address questions in their respective communities. Harvey Alvy Leadership Lafite Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: A Template for 21st Century School Leaders - President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is only 272 words.Yet that short extraordinary speech captures many of the attributes we expect from exemplary school leaders. These attributes include: promoting core values, focusing on the mission, communicating with clarity, collaborating, displaying humility, using evidence, facilitating change, and fostering hope. During this interactive session, presented by the co-author of Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success (ASCD, 2010), participants will analyze the speech with colleagues, and use it as a template to reflect on their own, unique, school leadership journey. Critical workshop goals include affirming and celebrating that journey, and considering ways to refresh one’s skills for the challenges ahead. Joe Barder / Chip Barder Leadership Johor 3 Room Why did you have to suspend me Dad?” A Father/Son Presentation of Working and Learning in the Same School - In the international school world, working in the same school with your own children is commonplace. While there are many positives to this situation, there are also some inevitable challenges that must be faced periodically. To help anticipate how to deal with those challenges, the presenters will suggest some strategies to employ to effectively deal with them. Chip and Joe Barder are a father/son team who have successfully navigated through this situation. In addition to provoking the conversation, they will also share first hand stories and experiences in order to provide insight, support and humor to participants. Chris Capadona / NEL CAPADONA Hard Conversations Arthur’s Bar & Grill To Speak Up or To Speak Less: Using Protocols to Engage and Challenge Your Staff - How can you address people who dominate the conversation at your staff meetings? During peer observations conferences, how can you ensure that honest, respectful feedback is given and taken? How can you make student work conversations among teachers more transparent and productive? The consistent and strategic use of protocols is essential to help guide these important discussions. In this session, participants will given examples of practical, ready-to-use protocols that can assist school leaders in having conversations about problems of practice, assessment review, and student work. Most importantly, special emphasis will be given on WHY using protocols is beneficial for all stakeholders. Belinda Chiu Mindfulness in Admissions Selangor Room Building Mindfulness & Resilience in Admissions - An introduction to the current landscape of stress teenagers face, the competitive holistic admissions process in the U.S., and practices and techniques to support the wellbeing of students, their faculty, and their counselors and build their awareness and resiliency throughout the process. Abigail DeLessio / Marc Frankel Head Evaluation Johor 1 & 4 Room Exceeding Expectations Through Evaluation: Best Practices in Supporting and Evaluating the Head of School - A well-designed, ongoing support and evaluation process for heads of school is best practice for boards and a key component of good governance in international and independent schools. However, many boards do not have a formal process in place, forgoing the opportunity to provide honest and supportive feedback that can improve a leader’s effectiveness, and with it, a school’s chances for advancement and growth. The head of school is a board’s only employee and it is the responsibility of the board to conduct an evaluation of the head – a responsibility that many board’s do not adequately fulfill. (Read full description at http://www.earcos.org/elc2018/elc-special.php) Megan Eddington / Stu McDonald IDEATE DC 1 Training Room The Journey to IDEATE, a New High School Program - Join us on our quest in developing an innovative new high school program. Explore the challenges we face and the opportunities it presents. From infancy to action, we share with you our journey of creating an additional pathway for students that includes voice, choice, experiential learning and more. Mary Ann Haley-Speca Supervision for Instruction Penang Room Supervisory Tools for Supporting Effective Instructional Planning (Part 1) - Planning coherent learning-focused lessons that aim for the success of all students is the foundation of effective instruction and is one of the most complex skills of teaching. In these concurrent sessions we will examine practical tools supervisors can use to support teachers in planning lessons that are driven by clear and rigorous objectives, have ongoing formative assessment embedded in the lesson, and incorporate student learning activities that are engaging and aligned with intended learning outcomes. Participants will practice analyzing and diagnosing the degree of alignment that exists between a stated objective and the lived objective in a lesson and explore thirteen critical questions that guide comprehensive lesson planning. Aimmie Kellar / Jacob McCullough Pathways Program Lemon Garden TERRACE Program Pathways - After an extensive renovation to our school left us with a beautiful new STEM suite, we soon realized that beyond the physical structure we need to do more work to get our program running at full capacity. Add to this a shifting demographic in our high school enrolment and a competitive field of international schools all striving to offer the best education for a twenty-first century learner. Join us as we detail our journey towards the creation of a Pathways program, share our learnings and challenges, where we are in the process today and where our future is taking us. 40

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SESSION 7 10:00 - 11:15 Carol Koran Brain-based Learning Sabah Ante Room Sharing the Knowledge: What Parents and Students Need to Know About the Brain - If learning is truly a collaborative endeavor, then it only makes sense that parents, teachers and students should have a mutual understanding of how the brain learns and processes information. In this presentation, which has previously been done for parents, Carol will explore the basics of brain-based learning, the role of nutrition and sleep, stress and its effect on learning and the brain and strategies parents (and teachers) can use to help students consolidate their learning. We will also address the special qualities of the middleschool brain and how this impacts our students’ behavior and learning. Laura Lipton Effective Data Usage UBN Tower Putting Data at the Center: Structures and Strategies for High-Performing Teams (Part 1) - Teams develop through shared experiences and the processing of these experiences. Their growth in skills and behaviors influences the beliefs and assumptions that ultimately become the new operating norms. This interactive session addresses the power of using data to focus collective action, moving groups to greater engagement and high-performance. Participants will explore The Collaborative Learning Cycle, a three-phase framework for guiding productive collective inquiry. We will illuminate the challenges of collaborative decision making and offer tools to support individuals and groups construct meaning as they interact with data and one another.You will develop strategies for interpreting, analyzing, and applying data to the work of school improvement, and for designing effective data explorations. Participants will: • Learn practical structures and strategies for developing high-performing data. Scott Looney / Lisa Petrides Hybrid Learning Perak Room Catalytic Conversations to Consider: Gradeless Transcripts, Open Education Resources, Early College Options, and More - In this session, we’ll unpack the fast-growing world of online and hybrid learning options in education. More importantly, we’ll discuss strategies schools are using to leverage online and hybrid learning to meet the changing needs of students and expectations of universities. Finally, we’ll dive into the potential to leverage online and hybrid learning to catalyze conversations on and expand options for professional development for teachers. Rami Madani Curriculum Kelantan Room Curriculum Review and Renewal Process that Meets the Needs of Today’s Students - In order to create a meaningful and responsive curriculum renewal process, we need to: know what matters most in learning, effectively navigate between simple and adaptive (complex) systems, understand what curriculum means and how it genuinely impacts learning, and be grounded in research. Key questions: What are different stakeholder priorities when it comes to curriculum? How does the voice of students fit in? What tools and strategies are most meaningful for a responsive curriculum review? How should teachers best spend their time in this process? How do we review a curriculum area? The session will share a model of adaptive curriculum review. If you are an administrator who wishes to deepen your understanding of curriculum and how to make it relevant for students, this workshop will provide the tools to help launch and sustain meaningful curriculum in your school. MARK MCELROY Technology JOHOR 2 ROOM Maintaining Future Momentum: Using Technology to Ensure the Legacy of your Programs - All organizations struggle to maintain momentum when program builders depart. Come and explore how documenting the contributions of exiting faculty members can aid in the smooth induction of new faculty and continuity of programs. Learn how creating mini-documentaries, writing oral-histories, and filming interviews with exiting faculty can honor the work of departing teachers while providing context for new faculty. We captured the innovation that exiting faculty helped foster - we’ll share what we did, tell you how it impacted our new faculty, and teach you to do the same. Kim Phuc Phan Thi - Question and Answer

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CATY ROMERO / MICHAEL ALLEN / Michael HibbEln Case Study MELAKA ROOM Transforming your Elementary School Math Program - Over the past three years the elementary schools at Shanghai American School have transformed the SAS ES math program away from a traditional textbook based approach, to a dynamic, conceptually based approach, rooted in the most current math research. Math consultants Erma Anderson and Steve Leinwand have cited SAS as a model of current mathematics practices in action. Join us as we share: what it takes to support teachers in changing their instructional approaches and assessment of mathematics; the essential aspects of a balanced math program; and key action steps to take to take as you move your school forward including how to support parents during the transition Jennifer Sparrow Assessment Kedah Room Ensuring Assessment Quality - Collaboration. Communication. Creativity. Critical Thinking. Cultural Competency.These are examples of schoolwide learner outcomes that are designated as the foundation of a 21st-century education. While many schools implicitly address concepts such as these, few have figured out how to assess them. This workshop will share the journey of SAS has evolved its approach to assessing and reporting on these schoolwide learner outcomes. 11:15 - 11:30

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SESSION 8 11:30 - 12:45 Atheletic Director Institute Mezzanine Boardroom 1 Barry Jenkins - Presentation on the culture and heart of Athletics and Activities programs and the difference this can make in our school communities. Jennifer Abrams Effective Communication Melaka Room Swimming in the Deep End: What Does It Take? - For those who could not attend the pre-conference session, this is a shorter overview of the work of Jennifer’s upcoming book, Swimming in the Deep End. In the workshop, topics discussed include a self-assessment around planning and decision making, one’s skill set regarding ‘resistance management’ and strategies to build one’s ‘stress tolerance.’ This workshop will provide support, a laugh, and some cognitive, social and psychological resources to help you communicate more effectively, confidently and collaboratively. Philip Ballinger / Sonny Lim Admissions DC 1 TRAINING ROOM Big Trends in University Admissions, and What They Mean for the EARCOS Community - American-style universities have always had a strong connection to EARCOS member schools. Understanding the important trends and emerging practices in U.S. college admissions is essential for EARCOS school leaders. This interactive session, featuring a seasoned global higher education enrollment leader, will focus on the issues most important for EARCOS school leaders to understand in order to support their students’ college aspirations. Justin Bedard Global Citizenship Arthur’s Bar & Grill An Educational Imperative - Engaging Global Citizenship as the Catalyst for Educational Innovation - An interactive workshop that will engage participants in a generative discussion that: Identifies the purpose and significance of global citizenship education. Empowers administrators with frameworks and perspectives to enhance global citizenship education programs at their school. Generates ideas for embedding global citizenship into our schools. Inspires commitment to a collaborative action plan. Chris Beingessner / Scott Riley Teacher Coaching SELANGOR Room Admin and Coaches Partnering Towards Personalization - Are you in the early stages of your journey towards personalization or independent inquiry time and trying to figure out where to begin? Join Singapore American School middle school principal and instructional coach who will guide participants through a protocol to help them break down the silos of space, time, and subject. Participants will identify first steps to help support teacher learning for personalization and will leave with tools to help. Christopher Boyle / Joshua Carter Standards-based Grading Kedah Room Standards-based Teaching and Learning: Making the Shift - Rooted in the Standards-Based Grading and Proficiency Scale work of Robert Marzano, this session will explore Dalian American International School’s journey of transforming teaching and learning through standards-based assessment and grading. Participants will engage in discussions around making your own shift to a learning environment that consistently evaluates students on a demonstrated depth of knowledge and skill in relation to agreed-upon standards. Try your luck playing our standards-based grading game which is just one example of the creative professional learning that we have designed at DAIS to significantly support our transition. Damon Ealey / Anda Foxwell Leadership Lemon Garden TERRACE Superpower Leadership: Unlocking the Potential of Principle-Based Collaboration - This session will provide practical tips for building leadership teams who empower others. Teams with diverse personalities and unique skills create superpowered teams equipped to lead, when they are unified under common, shared principles. We will explore how to discover the gifts of the leaders, the necessary shifts in thinking, and some examples of what works and what doesn’t from our own experiences and from that of the participants in an interactive session. Caroline Farrell Admissions / Communications Kelantan Room Reinvent Your Open Days - Engage Prospective Students and Families - Participants will learn how the Admissions and Communications Teams at Dwight School Seoul changed the traditional format of open days to highlight what makes the Dwight Program unique. In this workshop, we will share how offering a variety of interactive formats can increase brand awareness and impact word-of-mouth. At Dwight, along with the changes to the open days, we gather the support and participation of our teachers, students and parents which adds to the success of our events and builds our school community. Marc Frankel / Abigail DeLessio Leadership JOHOR 2 Room Rethinking Old Habits: Advancing women’s leadership through the development of new skills - Developing women leaders has never been more important or relevant. Studies demonstrate over and over that organizations with gender diversity at all levels are more successful than their competitors. Schools are the most promising frontier for developing emergent women leaders: these future job-seekers and employers will spend 13 years in primary and secondary schools. A multi-year opportunity to mold and develop future leaders! Join us as we discuss best practices for developing women leaders and review how essential competencies can be developed through programs and initiatives supporting the transformation of today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders. (Read full description at http://www.earcos.org/elc2018/elc-special.php)

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Brian Garner Mastery Learning SABAH ANTE Room So You Want to Try Mastery Learning at Your Campus: A Discussion with a Seasoned Mastery Learning Educator - You may have read Guskey’s articles on Mastery Learning in professional publications or watched Kahn’s TED talk on mastery learning. But how can Mastery Learning be implemented on a campus? Come to this session to hear from a seasoned administrator who has facilitated Mastery Learning for the past 15 years.The first part will be a review of Mastery Learning components with authentic examples. The second part will be whole group discussion/brainstorm session driven by audience participation. Any logistical or philosophical questions about Mastery Learning are welcome. Tim Gerrish Safer Recruitment Sarawak BALLRoom Safer Recruitment • Explore the risks faced by International Schools • What settings will offenders target • Opportunities for testing attitudes during interview • A-Z considerations for the process of safe recruitment • Standards of International best practice • What will work for you. Mary Ann Haley-Speca Supervision Penang Room Supervisory Tools for Supporting Effective Instructional Planning (Part 2) - Planning coherent learning-focused lessons that aim for the success of all students is the foundation of effective instruction and is one of the most complex skills of teaching. In these concurrent sessions we will examine practical tools supervisors can use to support teachers in planning lessons that are driven by clear and rigorous objectives, have ongoing formative assessment embedded in the lesson, and incorporate student learning activities that are engaging and aligned with intended learning outcomes. Participants will practice analyzing and diagnosing the degree of alignment that exists between a stated objective and the lived objective in a lesson and explore thirteen critical questions that guide comprehensive lesson planning. Laura Lipton Effective Data Usage UBN Tower Putting Data at the Center: Structures and Strategies for High-Performing (Continuation) - Teams develop through shared experiences and the processing of these experiences. Their growth in skills and behaviors influences the beliefs and assumptions that ultimately become the new operating norms. This interactive session addresses the power of using data to focus collective action, moving groups to greater engagement and high-performance. Participants will explore The Collaborative Learning Cycle, a three-phase framework for guiding productive collective inquiry. We will illuminate the challenges of collaborative decision making and offer tools to support individuals and groups construct meaning as they interact with data and one another.You will develop strategies for interpreting, analyzing, and applying data to the work of school improvement, and for designing effective data explorations. Participants will: • Learn practical structures and strategies for developing high-performing data. Iain Macfarlane / Vanessa Allepuz Marketing Johor 3 Room Leveraging School Communications to Retain and Attract Families - How do you successfully manage internal and external communications to create a long-term marketing strategy for your school? Using Busan Foreign School as a case study, we will explore how you can develop a consistent print and digital presence to retain and attract families, connecting teachers, parents, and students. Ben Shifrin Learning Differences Lafite Beyond the Numbers (Repeat) - Whether or not you knew it at the time on their entrance, according to research, 10 to 15% of students currently enrolled in your school have some form of a learning difference. This workshop is geared to administrators who want to gain a better understanding of language-based learning differences, the reading process, and executive function strategies, so they are better equipped to support teachers who are currently working with students who learn differently. Participants in this workshop will also have an opportunity to experience what it’s like to have a learning difference, and at the same time, understand the differences among learning differences so that they can better determine who they can and cannot serve in their current school environment. Martin Skelton Learning Focused Schools Johor 1 & 4 Room Learning Has to Be Everywhere – Like EVERYWHERE - in a School to Make it Really Powerful - Developing amazing learning isn’t done in a vacuum. It has to be supported by everything going on around it. That’s what we mean when we talk about a learning-focused school. During this session, we’ll be looking at a number of activities that take place in every school and finding ways to make sure they are helping to build a powerful culture around learning. Deb Welch / Tarek Razik Leadership Perak Room The Ongoing Growth and Development of a School Leader - Leading an international school is a challenging, complex, exciting and humbling endeavor. Yet surprisingly, little is done to support and coach the “lead learner” of the school. How might Heads of international schools grow and build capacity for leading a world-class school that has improved student learning at its core? This session will provide a research-based leadership resource consisting of standards, evidence and authentic examples, created by and personalized for the Heads of International Schools. Emphasizing outcomes and impact rather than intentions, the resource can be used for self-reflection, goal setting and noting development over time. The resource will come to life through stories and sharing examples.

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SESSION 9 14:00 - 15:15 Atheletic Director Institute

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Richard Bruford / Renee Rehfeldt Professional Development Johor 2 Room Find the Balance - Developing a Successful Professional Learning Program for Your School - Teachers often feel that school leaders do not know or understand the professional learning they need, yet leaders may perceive teachers to turn a blind eye to school priorities and areas for teacher improvement. Explore how this tension can be addressed in developing successful professional learning in your school in the interest of putting our students first ahead of our differences. CLINT CALZINI / PEGGY SHAW Leadership KELANTAN Room Leadership: Avoiding Unintended Consequences through Framework Planning - School leaders and leadership committees have honed their planning skills to focus on the overall purpose and planning details for successful implementation of projects or initiatives. These efforts rarely fail when “the what” and “the how” are well-covered. However, even the best-laid plans can unravel due to factors that may have been overlooked, seemingly tangential and less immediate during the planning phase. These overlooked factors can become the unintended consequences. Clint will guide you through a 4x4 Planning Matrix and Peggy will share anecdotes to illustrate how this model can lead to better decision making. David Coleman Curriculum Penang Room From Documentation to Deployment: a 3 Stage Approach to Reviewing, Rebuilding, and Revitalizing Your K-12 Curriculum - Reviewing, rebuilding, and revitalizing an international school’s curriculum is no small task. From personnel and professional development concerns, to accreditation mandates and documentation challenges, leadership teams need specific strategies on how to implement sustainable, measurable change. This session will address the three stages of system-wide curriculum development, documentation, and deployment. Participants will identify and choose from appropriate methods and systems that work best in their unique school setting. Participants will also look at tools and best practices to maximize expertise within their schools in order to manage the important yet very heavy lift of a sustainable curriculum overhaul. Eeqbal Hassim Intercultural Learning Lemon Garden TERRACE Cultural Intersections in Education - What is intercultural learning? Based on the premise that all members of the school community are cultural beings with diverse cultural perspectives, experiences and backgrounds, analyse the manifold cultural intersections that exist within the school environment, and reflect on the implications of these for learners and learning. Norma Hudson / Dave Perrau Campus Development At International School of Kuala Lumpur The Journey of Building a New School: From Concept to Completion - This presentation will review the journey that ISKL has recently taken from the beginning stages of the initial concept of a new school to the completion stage of successfully moving in 1600 students and 450 faculty and staff members. The conversation will include topics, such as funding a new project, understanding construction and architectural terms, communicating with stakeholders, planning for a successful transition, and ensuring there are celebrations along the way. Buses leaves at 13:30 and workshop starts at 14:00-14:50 followed by ISKL tours at 14:50-16:00. Buses depart ISKL at 16:00 for Shangri-La. (Sign-up at the EARCOS Secretariat in advance so that we know how many buses to reserve and number of students to lead tours.) Stephen Holmes Marketing Kedah Room How to Market Teachers,Teaching and Curriculum- The Holy Grail? - The reputation of an international school constitutes its most valuable asset –nothing is more important than building, managing and evaluating reputation. Yet, there is a genuine lack of robust evidence and coordinated responsibility in schools to build, manage and evaluate reputation. A strategic approach to reputation is increasingly relevant to international schools and should now be a formal management and Board function, and shape future strategic priorities. How? Reputation requires a strategic approach that closely aligns what a school says (its marketing) with what it does (reality in delivery). Key areas covered include: What is reputation and what is a good reputation to teachers, parents and students? The need for reputation management in international schools. Internal and external strategies international schools can use to build reputation including word of mouth referral. A case study on analysing and developing school reputation in an international school Key metrics to measure (monitor) reputation. Chantelle Love Innovation Strategies Selangor Room The Language of Innovation - Do you find that change in your school is slow, that innovative ideas get misunderstood, altered and end up less effective than they could be? NoTosh spend half their time in some of the world’s leading creative companies and nascent tech startups, coaching them in techniques that help unleash their own creativity in new ways. Now NoTosh brings those ideas to education leaders, helping them to talk about and involve others in technology and curriculum innovations, using planning and thinking techniques which can themselves be used directly in any classroom. 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MICHAEL NACHBAR / MARC FRANKEL Data Management JOHOR 3 ROOM How to Know Whether Your School “Works” - How do you know your school “works” in terms of student outcomes or the effectiveness of a program? What metrics are you measuring? What metrics should you measure? There are many ways we can leverage the vast amounts of information we collect to be more informed decision-makers. Whether using data to understand the effectiveness of a program, or to inform our decisions to increase the future success, school leaders need to know what, when, and how to analyze the information available to them. From dashboards to threaded discussion maps to leveraging learning management systems, the data schools collect and how we use it are critical to understanding how our institutions function — and even how our students learn. Hear from school leaders about how they use data to understand better the story their school is telling, and how it impacts the decisions they make from systems to students. Know what data you should track, how to track it, and what to do with it once you have it. Jeff Utecht Technology Melaka Room Supporting Your Parent Community Through the Digital Shift - A session on ways to support the parent community through the shift. Come learn and share the ways you are engaging your parent community in understanding this new digital world. This will be a conversation based session full of resources and ideas of how to engage parents in the conversation about technology. Min (Caroline) Xu / Sara Roesler School Transformation Sabah Ante Room From Building to Transforming: How Si Mian Ba Fang Improved Our School - As a high-achieving, bilingual Chinese-English, IB World School of more than 1,200 students, the YK Pao School has been empowering both Chinese and international students’ learning through careful curriculum planning, intentionally designed teaching and learning, and establishing a strong professional support system. Working through the necessary ‘what’ is the appropriate pedagogy for Pao School students to enjoy and engage in learning, to the ‘so what’ process of inquiry and reflection of our current practice, to mapping out the ‘now what?’, a balanced Si Mian Ba Fang framework was developed and implemented across campuses. With the structure in place, implementation will be strengthened by linking directly with the Professional Learning Centre, which directly focuses on teachers’ professional growth and development. This interactive presentation will share practical takeaways for leaders regarding building school-wide systems, shifting school culture, and establishing high-quality teaching and learning in an intercultural context. Chris Young / SARA ARABIAN / ANTHONY MANGANARO Child Protection UBN TOWER How to Catch a Predator: Lessons Learned from Investigating Cases of Child Sexual Assault - The FBI has a dedicated team of agents that investigate sexual crimes committed against children carried out overseas. In conducting these investigations they’ve found some patterns of behavior that are typical of offenders. This presentation sets out to inform you what to look for in protecting your students from harm and ways in which to develop relationships and policies to prevent such instances from taking place in your school. Kendall Zoller Leadership Johor 1 & 4 Room Leading Through the Ecotone - Explore the Ecotone framework for leadership. Participants will apply the Ecotone Itinerary for Action to a real leadership challenge they face.This tool helps to identify and clarify purpose, values, triggers, and pathways for change.This sessions’s content is based on Leading From the Ecotone, a graphic novel on leadership. Amy Zuber Meehan / Stephen Ly / Darin Fahrney Standard-based Assessment Lafité Getting HS Grading and Assessment Right - High school administrators at Singapore American School will describe the journey from a traditional, pointsbased grading system to a standards-based approach to assessing and reporting. They will share processes, texts, resources and the school’s current grading policy. They will share advice with school leaders around how to introduce a change in grading policy, foster ownership with faculty, and monitor the quality of implementation. This team believes that once a standards-based system is in place, the move to assessing and reporting on 21st century skills becomes natural. 16:30 - 18:30

MRISA HEADS’ MEETING

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Cocktail Reception - Reception and Welcome to Exhibitors and EARCOS Board Members (By invitation)

Facilitator Barry Sutherland

19:00 - 21:00

Closing Reception

Sponsored by THE COLLEGE BOARD

SUNDAY | OCTOBER 28 Shotgun start at 8:11AM sharp 08:30 - 16:00 08-30 - 14:30

GOLF! GOLF! GOLF!

LEMON GARDEN TERRACE LAFITÉ

GRAND BALLROOM

Venue: Kelab Rahman Putra Malaysia

ACS WASC: Focused Visiting Committee Member Training Facilitator: Marilyn George Venue: Johor 1 & 4 Room IB/WASC/NEASC/CIS meeting Facilitator: Marilyn George Venue: Kelantan Room

09:30-10:00 Morning Coffee Break Meeting Room Foyer 12:00-14:00 Buffet Lunch Lemon Garden Terrace

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Workshop Presenters Jennifer Abrams Communications consultant for public and independent schools, hospitals, universities and non-profits.

Darren Brews Director of Marketing and Communications, Mont’Kiara International School

Michael Allen Elementary Principal, Shanghai American School

Dawn Brews Elementary Assistant Principal , Mont’Kiara International School

Vanessa Allepuz Dev./Marketing Dir., Busan Foreign School

Richard Bruford Head of School, Suzhou Singapore International School

Margaret Alvarez Head of School, ISS International School

Sonia Bustamante HS/Upper School Principal, Brent International School Manila

Harvey Alvy Consultant

Clint Calzini High School Principal, Jakarta Intercultural School

Sara Arabian Senior Program Management Analyst, US Dept. of State

Nel Capadona Superintendent, Chiang Mai International School

Kevin Baker Head of School, Busan International Foreign School

Chris Capadona Curr./Learning Coordinator, Chiang Mai International School

Philip Ballinger Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions, University of Washington (UDub), Seattle

Joshua Carter Curr./Learning Coordinator, Dalian American International School

Joe Barder IT Director, Nanjing International School Chip Barder Former Head of School, UNIS Hanoi Justin Bedard Executive Director, JUMP! Foundation Chris Beingessner MS Principal, Singapore American School Christopher Boyle HS/Upper School Principal, Dalian American International School Douglas Bradburn HS/Upper School Principal, Morrison Academy Megan Brazil Elementary Principal, United Nations International School of Hanoi 48

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Mihoko Chida Elementary Principal, Nishimachi International School Belinda Chiu Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Dartmouth College Elizabeth Cho Principal of Teaching and Learning, Korea International School David Coleman Curriculum/Learning Coordinator, Seoul International School David Chojnacki Carney Sandoe, Senior Consultant Jason Cooper Elementary Principal, Bangkok Patana School Alan Cox Elementary Principal, Beijing City International School


Michael Cyrus Head of School, Nansha College Preparatory Academy

Elizabeth Gale Elementary Principal, Shanghai Community International School

John D’Arcy Deputy Director, Western Academy Beijing

Brian Garner Director of Instruction, QSI International School of Shenzhen

Andy Davies Head of School, International School Bangkok

Tim Gerrish International Child Protection Expert

Abigail DeLessio Senior Consultant - Hong Kong, Triangle Associates

Richard Gaskell Schools Director, ISC Research Ltd.

Larry Dilley IT Director, Morrison Academy

Marcel Gauthier Head of School, Shanghai American School

Andy Dougharty MS Principal, Global Jaya School

Marilyn George ACS WASC Executive Vice President, Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC

Damon Ealey HS/Upper School Principal, Christian Academy in Japan Megan Eddington Curr./Learning Coordinator, Beijing City International School Darin Fahrney High School Principal, Singapore American School

Jim Gerhard HS/Upper School Principal, Seoul International School Rodney Glasgow MS Principal, Punahou School Aimee Gruber Senior Director of Global Outreach, The Enrollment Management Association

Caroline Farrell Admission Officer/Director, Dwight School Seoul Katie Ham HS/Upper School Principal, Nanjing International School Jeff Farrington HS/Upper School Principal, International School of Kuala Lumpur Matt Harris Chief Consultant, International EdTech Deidre Fischer CEO/Founder, DF Education Pty Ltd Eeqbal Hassim Independent Education Consultant, University of Melbourne Anda Foxwell Head of School, Christian Academy in Japan James Hatch HS/Upper School Principal, Seisen International School Marc Frankel Senior Consultant and Partner, Triangle Associates Michael Hibbeln Elementary Principal, Shanghai American School Sam Fraser Head of Asia Pacific Research, ISC Research Ltd. Justine Hitchcock Curr./Learning Coordinator, Nishimachi International School Christopher Galaty Curriculum/Learning Coordinator, Nanjing International School “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future”

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Workshop Presenters Stephen Holmes Founder of The 5Rs Partnership

Chantelle Love Consultant, NoTosh

Norma Hudson Head of School, International School of Kuala Lumpur

Scott Looney Scott Looney, Head of School, Hawken School

Sir John Jones Consultant

Stephen Ly HS/Upper School Principal, Singapore American School

Patrick Kane Deputy Head of School, Nansha College Preparatory Academy

Iain Macfarlane K-12 Principal, Busan Foreign School

Steve Katz Technology Coordinator, International School of Kuala Lumpur

Gray Macklin HS/Upper School Asst. Principal, Seoul International School

Aimmie Kellar HS/Upper School Principal, Korea International School

Alasdair MacLean Head of School, Independent Schools of Riau

Helen Kelly Headmaster, Canadian International School of Hong Kong

John Macpherson

Chelsea Wilson-Kelsey Nansha College Preparatory Academy

Rami Madani Director of Learning, International School of Kuala Lumpur

Matthew Kelsey IT Directo, Nansha College Preparatory Academy

Rolly Maiquez Educational Technology Director, American International School in Hong Kong

Chip Kimball Head of School, Singapore American School Heather Knight Elem. Asst. Principal, Shanghai Community International School Carol Koran Curriculum/Learning Coordinator, Nishimachi International School Marta Medved-Krajnovic Director of School, Western Academy Beijing Rebecca Lau Dev./Marketing Dir., Suzhou Singapore International School Julie Lawton Beijing City International School Laura Lipton Co-Director, MiraVia, LLC 50

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Aracelis Maldonado HS/Upper School Principal, Nansha College Preparatory Academy Anthony Manganaro Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation Simon Mann Head of School, British School Manila Emily McCarren HS/Upper School Principal, Punahou School Jacob McCullough Educational Facilitator, The American School in Japan Stu McDonald HS/Upper School Asst. Principal, Beijing City International School


Mark McElroy Technology Coach, Korea International School

Kim Phuc Phan Thi Lifetime UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Culture of Peace

Jane McGee Head of School, United Nations International School of Hanoi

Michelle Quirin Director of School, Korea International School

Scott McLeod Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Colorado Denver

Tarek Razik Head of School, Jakarta Intercultural School

Bridget McNamer Senior Associate, Search Associates Amy Zuber Meehan HS/Upper School Principal, Singapore American School Michael Nachbar Executive Director, Global Online Academy Pauline O’Brien Director of Career & Recruitment Services, Council of International Schools(CIS)

Chai Reddy Punahou School Renee Rehfeldt Curriculum/Learning Coordinator, Canadian Academy Sally Ricmond Elementary School Principal, Beijing City International School Katie Rigney-Zimmermann Admission Officer/Director, Saigon South International School Scott Riley Singapore American School

Maeve O’Donovan UNIS Hanoi Jesse Roberts Consultant Cheryl Palamarek Admission Officer/Director, Hong Kong Academy Sara Roesler YK Pao School Dave Perrau Director of Operations, International School of Kuala Lumpur Alistair Roland Lisa Petrides President, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management Caty Romero Elementary Math Coach, Shanghai American School Beth Pfannl Vice President, Administrative Searches and Governance Services, International Schools Services(ISS) Patricia Podorsek Curr./Learning Coordinator, International School of Kuala Lumpur Amie Alley Pollack Board of directors, United Nations International School of Hanoi, Vietnam

Rebekah Russell British School Manila Pasi Sahlberg Professor of education policy at the Gonski Institute for Education, University of New South Wales Jimbo San Juan Curr./Learning Coordinator, International School of Myanmar

Zachary Post MS Principal, American International School Hong Kong

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Workshop Presenters Peggy Shaw Elementary Math Coach, Shanghai American School

Billy Thomas MS Asst. Principal, Concordia International School Shanghai

Ben Shifrin Head of School, Jemicy School

Jeff Utecht Educational Technology Consultant, Educator and Author

Martin Skelton Consultant

Amy Valerio HS/Upper School Asst. Principal, Shanghai Community International School

Kristel Solomon-Saleem Director of Learner Support, Hong Kong Academy

Sarah Verdaguer Elementary Principal, Global Jaya School

Jennifer Sparrow Deputy Superintendent, Singapore American School

Deb Welch CEO of the Academy for International School Heads (AISH)

Mary Ann Haley-Speca Educational Consultant, Research for Better Teaching, Inc.

Min (Caroline) Xu Deputy Head (Academics), YK Pao School, Shanghai

Kristine Stamp-Jerabek Academic Head, Korea International School, Jeju

Chris Young US Department of State

Barry Sutherland Head of School, International School of Phnom Penh

Kendall Zoller Author, Educator, Researcher and International Presenter

Jeremy Szczurko Deputy Head of School, Independent Schools of Riau

Delegate List SCHOOL MEMBERS BRUNEI International School of Brunei Leona Voon Win Kuin Chen CAMBODIA International School of Phnom Penh Lindy Leonhardt Barry Sutherland CHINA Access International Academy Ningbo Dan Waterman Shirley Xia Jason Zhou

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American International School Hong Kong Maggie Choy Cameron Fox Carla Gipson Dave Han Rolly Maiquez Marlon Ng Karen O’Neill Cami Okubo Paul O’Neill Zach Post Mike Wing American International School of Guangzhou Rick Bunnell Bernadette Carmody Shirley Chan Russell Cooke Mark Elliott

Aaron Finley Ian Hogg Tatz Lopukhin Danial Shaikh Rhonda Starghill Kerry Timmerman Zoe Timms Phil Walz Jane Wang Arnt Wollum Winston Zhang Beijing City International School Alan Cox Megan Eddington Tanya Farrol Julie Lawton Kate Mancarella Stu McDonald Yooah Nguyen Dave Nguyen

Sally Richmond Mark Sullivan Beijing International Bilingual Academy Sharyn Baddeley Rene Smal Canadian International School of Hong Kong Steve Doleman Zoe Heggie Helen Kelly Chinese International School Sean Lynch Concordia International School Shanghai Janie Andrich Lisa Baermann


Delegate List Evelyn Chaveriat Dawn De Koker Drew Gerdes Doug Grove Curt Larson Turner Neal Brenda Petersen Chris Schuster Mary Scott Eric Semler Billy Thomas Fred Voigtmann Tina Wang Tanya Wu Dalian American International School Chris Boyle Joshua Carter Michael Felker Jennifer Heming Blair Lee Peter Row Hangzhou International School Robert Hyndman Jess Koenig Hong Kong Academy Stephen Dare Cheryl Palamarek Hong Kong International School Linda Anderson Brent Brayko Natalie Broderick Don Drake Suanne Forrester Martin Leicht Sharon Leung David Lovelin Jenny McMahon Margarita Mendez Ron Roukema Joel Scheiwe Dana Watts

Simon Parker Ruth Poulsen Clarissa Sayson International School of Dongguan Raedel Bagley Kelly Kramer Dennis Kramer Michael Ng Horace Song Stella Xiao Vivian Yuan International School of Qingdao Jody Hower Chris Peek Ben Yap International School of Tianjin Michael Conway Katee Inghram Amrita Singh Mark Stride James Taylor Jenny Zhai Nanjing International School Joe Barder Dylan Barnes-Lotfi Ruth Clarke Adam Dodge Patrick Fitzgerald Chris Galaty Julia Gusten Katie Ham Patrick Heckelmann Sonia Jaeger Laurie McLellan Arek Owczarek Andrea Raviolo Angela Romero Yi Zhang

International Christian School Hong Kong Liz Hutchison Stephen Taylor

Nansha College Preparatory Academy Michael Cyrus Patrick Kane Matthew Kelsey Steve Liss Aracelis Maldonado Chelsea Wilson-Kelsey

International School of Beijing Mathias Boyer Tania Buyuklieva Joanna Cole Tina Herman Patrick Hurworth Kenneth Lee Gerrick Monroe Cissy Mu Francis Ng Garrett Nunan

Shanghai American School Michael Allen Alice Arndt Emmanuel Bonin Marcel Gauthier Michael Hibbeln Trillium Hibbeln Scott Hossack Mohammad Kazerouni Andrew Krumland Kevin Lynch

Kate Mouton Caty Romero

SuJung Ham Ryan Witt

Shanghai Community International School Jason Dwi Daniel Eschtruth Liz Gale Jeff Ginter Kevin Haggith Heather Knight Kristine Sy Amy Valerio Frank Volpe

Western Academy of Beijing Brent Abrahams Nathalie Azzopardi Michael Christiansen John Fitzgerald D’Arcy Marina Frias- Gavidia Martin Halpin Tina Dige Kjaergaard Marta Medved Krajnovic Irina Mach Frank Marinaro Angela Steinmann Melanie Vrba Jean Zhang

Shanghai SMIC Private School Cheri Bokern Sonja Coetzer Christie Lee Kristie Da-Ngoc Nguyen David Rath Kelley Ridings Becky Shih Naheed Yazamaidi Shen Wai International School Anne Laurenson Daniel Legault Ally Wu Shenzhen College of International Education Martin Cole Neil Mobsby Shenzhen Shekou International School Rob Cormack Barry Jenkin Megan Kummerlin Nathan Lill Mike Livingston Greg Smith Brent Wang Suzhou Singapore International School Richard Bruford Rebecca Lau Catherine Nicol Jocelyn Pollock Teda International School Tim Warren Yvonne Williamson The Harbour School (HK) Elizabeth Micci Natalie Mierczak Tianjin International School James Delzer

Wuhan Yangtze International School LaTasha Carter Rebecca Franks Gideon Walker Tom Williams Matt Zimmerman Xiamen International School Peter Burnside Deron Marvin Yew Chung International School of Beijing James Sweeney Yew Chung International School of Chongqing Tracy Lloyd Ian Nash Tim Noblett Emma Scott Sarah-Jane Whyte Victoria Wingate Yew Chung International School of Shanghai Damien Hehir YK Pao School Siobhain Allum Mark Bishop Diane Chen Lucy Liu David Mansfield Lori Marek Sara Roesler Karla SY Caroline Xu FIJI International School Suva Stephen Cathers Paula Cathers Meredith Lewis

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Delegate List International School Suva Megan Navunisaravi Megan Streeter INDIA Oberoi International School Stephen Augeri Neil McWilliam Stonehill International School Narendra Mehrotra Neena Mehrotra The British School New Delhi Mark Defield Taitt Vanita Uppal INDONESIA Bali Island School Kib Roby Garth Wyncoll Elfira Nadya Bandung Alliance Intercultural School Karl Nielsen Bandung Independent School Amy Bowley Canggu Community School Keegan Combs Andrew Read Global Jaya School Lien Lien Anggrahini Andrew Dougharty David Hornby Tamara James-Wyachai Oscarina Dewi Kusuma Steve Spannring Yohanes Edi Sunarya Sarah Verdaguer Independent Schools of Riau Alasdair Maclean Jeremy Szczurko Jakarta Intercultural School Clinton Calzini Christophe Henry Daniel Machacek Rizky Nainggolan Maya Nelson Lauren Pool Tarek Razik Sinta Sirait Bernardino Vega Barbara Wiemers Medan Independent School Gerald Donovan 54

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Mt. Zaagkam School Raquel Acedo Rubio James Crawford Mark Jenkins Christine Kbarek Kihar Santoyo Rimon Sigalingging Bayu Cahyo Widyatmoko North Jakarta Intercultural School Nathalia Atmaja Tom Bendel Jen Bendel Lilies Setiawan Surabaya Intercultural School Sonia Chowdhury Seth Cornell Tylene Desfosses Matthew Gaetano James Howard Gavin Rostron George Santiago Lac Tan JAPAN American School in Japan, The Carrie Bennett Jim Hardin Marc LHeureux Carole Nickle Canadian Academy Liz Durkin Renee Rehfeldt Jon Schatzky Murray Smith Heikki Soini Christian Academy in Japan Damon Ealey Anda Foxwell Jean Hino Winnie Langelaar Fukuoka International School Robin Schneider Hokkaido International School Barry Ratzliff International School of the Sacred Heart Charmaine Young K. International School Tokyo Mark Cowe Kyoto International School Taylor Boyd Makuhari International School Anthony Hall

Nagoya International School Aubrey Curran Carol Walter Luci Willis Nishimachi International School Mihoko Chida Justine Hitchcock Carol Koran Meredith Lawson Osaka International School Steve Lewis Kurt Mecklem Osaka YMCA International School John Botting Saint Maur International School Annette Levy Seisen International School James Hatch Masaki Kowada Colette Rogers St. Mary’s International School Br. Michel Jutras Saburo “Sab” Kagei Koji Shimomura Tohoku International School Nick Schirmer Tokyo International School Lorraine Izzard Tsukuba International School Peter Congreve Shaney Crawford Yoko Nakaniwa LAOS Vientiane International School Elsa Donohue Glenn Glenn Lawler Christopher Pretorius Margharet Pretorius MALAYSIA Alice Smith School Roger Schultz Thomas Richard Verity Dalat International School Karl Steinkamp Garden International School Kuala Lumpur Matt Corbett Mark Ford Karen Lim Amy Ward

IGB International School Michael Arcidiacono Anne Fowles Darryl Harding Sean McDermott Simon Millward Devi Shree Ruth Spracklan International School of Kuala Lumpur Ian Brown Paige Emerich Jeff Farrington Catherine Gresse Jeff Harwood Norma Hudson Joel Llaban Julia Love Shanthi Nathan Dave Neudorf Kelly O’Hale Julie Olson Azra Pathan Dave Perrau Patricia Podorsek Toshi Saito Doug Woodward Jessica Wright International School of Kuantan Datin Noor Ainie Abdullah Nurita Abu Tahir Benjamin Tamte Mont Kiara International School Matthew Boomhower Dawn Brews Darren Brews Dan Dudash Trevor Laboski Tom Spence Raffles American School Lyle Moltzan MONGOLIA International School of Ulaanbaatar Gary Biondo Bill Elman Maree Raeburn Cynthia Wissman MYANMAR Ayeyarwaddy International School Brock Hughes Aung Ko Latt Gary Robson Yee-chen Robson Barbara Schultz


International School of Myanmar Mark Baker Jimbo San Juan The International School Yangon Greg Hedger Cameron Janzen Nimmi Jayaram Laura Magers Christina Powers Mike Simpson Yangon International School James Thang Om Greg Von Spreecken Melanie Von Spreecken PHILIPPINES Brent International School Baguio Ben Josephson Brent International School Manila Jason Atkins Heather Atkins Lenore Baldwin Sonia Bustamante Scott Carpenter Meredith Jewell Michelle Jingco Catherine Ong Dick Robbins Todd French Wyks Brent International School Subic Sheila Marie Griarte Brett Petrillo Cathrine Aster Rivero Ximena Silva British School Manila Simon Mann Helen Olds Anna Power Rebekah Russell Faith Academy, Inc. Leighton Helwig International School Manila Jocot De Dios Nadine Dickinson Edna Diez Stephanie Hagedorn Shirin Hamid Rachel Harrington Jennifer Juteau Martin McLeod Cesar Purisima David Toze Amy Vrampas

SINGAPORE Canadian International SchoolSingapore Heather Beck Cherie Boltong Pete Corcoran John Kernis Celeste Krochak Jeffrey Smith Andrea Strachan Brian Tucker Geoff Ward Chatsworth International School Michael Berry Tim Burch Daniel Costich Mel Davies Maz Haji Jahafer Noor Mark Mccallum Ron Newberry Angela Ong Nadiya Priyadishini Kim Riemer Adrian Smith Pearlie Tan Linda Tan Lina Wee International Community School - Singapore Erin Alary Sarah Donovan Ashley Hunt Sarah Majestic ISS International School Margaret Alvarez Christopher Hayward Weng Kam Leong Clarence Lim Rick Ong Michael Taylor Nicola Zulu Singapore American School Georgina Bach Chris Beingessner Mina Bregman Treena Casey Christine Henning Chip Kimball Maria Luedeke Stephen Ly Jo McIlroy Aisha Oravec Scott Riley Ken Schunk Susan Shaw Jennifer Sparrow Heather Ungerman Anthony Wong Amy Zuber Meehan

Stamford American International School Eric Sands Patricia Sands

International Christian School Pyeongtaek Becca Gaul Mylene Haselman

United World College of South East Asia Ellie Alchin Erin Belliveau Elizabeth Bray Priti Devi Andrew McCarthy Rich Nies Allison Ziemer

Korea Foreign School Emin Huseynov

SOUTH KOREA Asia Pacific International School Meg Hayne Eddie Kim Judy Park Chris Stapleton Kevin Woo Busan Foreign School Vanessa Allepuz Iain Macfarlane Busan International Foreign School Kevin Baker Dee Baker Alistair Roland Chadwick International School Geoff Dumelie Sean Noga Daegu International School Scott Jolly Chris Murphy Sherri Wallauer Dwight School Seoul Hailey An Caroline Farrell Darren Farrell Mark Geraets Kate Kim Alex Kim Roger Pelham Kevin Skeoch Gyeonggi Suwon International School Brian Brumsickle Shirley Penland Thomas Penland Gyeongnam International Foreign School Peter Lynch

Korea International School Liz Cho Claire Kyunghee Cho Aimmie Kellar Mark McElroy Michelle Quirin Jeff Hyunwoong Shin Korea International School-JeJu Campus Jongmun Back James Wilber French Araceli Hampton Jeongeun Hong Mareena Anne Tuulia Kohtala George Richard Odum Kristine Mary Stamp-Jerabek Shawn Vento Benjamin Jay Wilkins Korea Kent Foreign School Edward W. Zrudlo Seoul Foreign School David Beaty Barry Benger Colm Flanagan Jane Forster Andrew Freeman Jeffrey Holcomb Madeleine Kim Silvia Kim Penelope Kim Steven Kim Damian Prest Jan-Mark Seewald Justin Smith Yoojin Um Clif Wilcox Seoul International School Michael Colaianni David Coleman Mark Dominguez Jim Gerhard Gray Macklin Agnes Schuppel Taejon Christian International School Brenda Williamson

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Delegate List Yongsan International School of Seoul Jeonghwa Chu Sean Garrick Homin Kang April Reyes Susan Sevey TAIWAN American School in Taichung Casady Herding Anthony Keen Annie Tung Hsinchu International School William Butcher Christian Choquette Kaohsiung American School Eric Chang Candy Chiu Jay Chu David Hwang Daryl Imanishi Denny Ko Ken Lin Brian Meehan Matthew O’Connor Ben Ploeger Torey Ploeger Dawn Rock Monica Yang Morrison Academy Doug Bradburn Larry Dilley Scott Finch Julie Heinsman Tim McGill Susanna Myburgh Matt Sawatzky Taipei American School Carol Chen Michael Dodge Sharon Hennessy Paul Hsu Daniel Hudkins Tina Koo Larry Kraut Andrew Lowman Adam Nelson Michael ONeill Ann Tsao THAILAND American School of Bangkok, The Brody LaRock Bangkok Patana School Jason Cooper

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Chiang Mai International School Ronelda Capadona Chris Capadona Esther Wakeman International School Bangkok Justin Alexander Andy Davies ISE International School Holly Reardon NIST International School Yvonne Trisynthia Ruamrudee International School Todd Parham Tonya Parham Dan Smith Nadia Smith Thai-Chinese International School Yosapol Changchareonkij Shih-Hui Chung Betsy Fitch John McGrath UWC Thailand International School Wendy Van Bramer Wells International School - On Nut Campus Katherine Caouette Ray De La Pena Katina Grigoraskos Kristin Halligan William Jones Gona Narula Toni Perales Rekha Sachdej Peng Suvilaisunthorn USA Punahou School Emily McCarren Chai Reddy VIETNAM American International School, Vietnam Truong Ho William Johnson Brad Orr Van Tran Mai Tran Viki Yang Concordia International School Hanoi Stephen Conroy Kristin Kappelmann

Steven Winkelman Teresa Winterstein International School Ho Chi Minh City Christine Byrne Thu Nguyen Jennifer Pratt Saigon South International School Roxanne Amor-Ross Shawna Carnahan David Chadwell Wai Mun Fong Jacob Hendrickson Dan Keller Catriona Moran HaNoi Nguyen David Perkin Katie Rigney-Zimmermann Shelley Wowchuk St. Paul American School Hanoi David Trajtenberg United Nations International School of Hanoi Tarique Al-Iesa Megan Brazil Stephen Crawford Lush Nitasha Crishna Chaudhuri Michelle Dinh-Jones Ed Gilbreath Barry Knaggs Jane McGee Maeve O’Donovan Amie Pollack Scott Schaffner Misty Shipley Marc Vermeire Louis Vigneault-Dubois ASSOCIATE INSTITUTIONS Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC (USA) Marilyn George Barry Groves Harlan Lyso Steve Massiah David Ottaviano Barbara Parker Alana Steward ACHIEVE3000 (USA) Nick Black Cindy Hager Alaress Pty Ltd - School box (Australia) Ellen Richards Grant van der Kruk

Amazing Adventures in Education (USA) Shelley Cook Sue Partsch AQIA (Japan) Luke Whitehead Australian Council for Educational Research (Australia) Thomas Hilton Katrina Piel Autex Industries (Malaysia) Jai Guinness Nathan Obrien Better Chinese LLC (USA) James Lin BFX Furniture (Australia) Connie Glover BridgeU (UK) Shellie Gazdik LaRoy Hoard Callido Learning LLP (India) Ankita Mehra Krishna Mor Cambridge Assessment International Education (China) Jamie Jin Jing Zhao Carney, Sandoe & Associates (USA) David Chojnacki CEI Pty Ltd Trading as Raeco (Australia) Phillip Babich Shastiq Khader- Georgi Trevor Mccann Chhaya Patel CES Holdings Ltd (UK) Neil Bailey Cezars Kitchen K.K. (Japan) Akbar Dadabaev Phillip Smith Chris Zarodkiewicz CHQ Group Ltd (UK) Janet Logan Cigna & CMB Health Insurance and Benefits (China) David Sun Jenny Whitaker Simin Zhu


Clements Worldwide (USA) Smita Bhargava Scott Jacobs

Finalsite (USA) Max Eisl Meredith Kaplan

International Medical Group IMG (USA) Ricardo Urbina

ManageBac (Taiwan) Steven Born Lakshay Sachdeva

College Board, The (USA) Phil Ballinger Bee Lee Chua Sonny Lim

Findel Education Resources (UK) Gary Bond

International Schools Services (ISS) (USA) Dale Cox Liz Duffy Carlene Hamley Laura Light Elizabeth Martinez Kurt Nordness Beth Pfannl Lory Thiessen Ophelia Zhang

ManageBac LLC (Taiwan) RVenus Lai

International Schools Services (ISS) (China Office) Lila Leung

Moonlight School (Nepal) Ajit Chalise Santosh Koirala

iSAMS (UK) Jamie Reid

MSH INTERNATIONAL (China) Francis Chen June He Violette Li Kelvin Xu

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (AsiaPacific) (Singapore) Beng Hwee Chua Cheryl Torrado Council of International Schools (CIS) (The Netherlands) Carole Denny Alison Eaglesham Eric Jabal Jane Larsson Ed Maher Pauline O’Brien Curriculum Associates (USA) Iain Donnachaidh Jason Good

Flansburgh Architects (USA) David Croteau Follett (USA) Seonad Cook Jenna Emerson Furnware (Singapore) Jeremy Ross Ryan Yearsley George Fox University (USA) Marc Shelton George Mason University, TCLDEL Programs (USA) Beverly Shaklee GL Education (UK) Claire Dunn

Dragonfly Limited (China) Will Huetinck

Global Online Academy (USA) Michael Nachbar

Dragonfly Limited (Hong Kong) Lisa Wright

Harlequin Floors plc (Hong Kong) Annie Shek William Thompson

Edx Education Co., Ltd (Australia) David Jackson Engage by Double First (UK) Steve James Kieran Millar Ennead Architects (USA) Don Weinreich Equip My School LLC (USA) Andrew Schmidt etr educational travel (Switzerland) Andrea Cotting Greg Godar EXPENOVATE PTE LTD (Singapore) Abdul Wahab ExploreLearning (USA) Suzanne Saraya FCD Prevention Works (USA) Jennifer Bragg Desirae Vasquez

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt International Publishers (USA) Niamh Fagan Chanaboon Phungkunpra Hussey Seating Company (Vietnam) Todd Pierce Spencer Pierce IMPACT Marketing International, Inc (Canada) Deborah Janz Maryanne Lechleiiter Innova Academy (China) John McBryde Karen O’Connell Paul Sebastian Insurance Services International (USA) Stephen Raffellini Julian Teston International Baccalaureate (Singapore) Margareth Harris

ISC Research Ltd. (UK) Samuel Fraser Richard Gaskell Island Connections International (Indonesia) Matthew Ray Maruli Simanjuntak JLT Insurance Brokers Co., Limited (China) Kari Hakanen Christine Yang Sarah Zhou Jostens International (USA) Patrick Roberts KOMPAN ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD (Singapore) Justin Edwards Corinna Li Vu Thi Ngan Erin Tan Karlie Yeap Noel Yu

McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) (Singapore) Royston Tan Eric Verspecht Modern Teaching Aids Pty Ltd (Australia) Joyce Cowden

Nanuri International School Foundation (Philippines) Ryan Auditor Northwest Evaluation Association | NWEA (USA) Lance Atchison Sisi Chen One World Cover | Health Insurance Consultants (HK) David Bortz Michael Pennington Pacific Prime - Simplifying Insurance (Hong Kong) Jason Armer Pierre de Mirman Olivier Zeller Perkins Eastman (China) Sherry Han Ron Vitale

Learning A-Z (USA) Marc Cabianca

PLUSspace International (China) Rubi Villaluz

Learning Solutions Asia (Hong Kong) Allan Levenstein Paul McMahon

Pronin International (Australia) Chris Pronin Nick Pronin

Lockton Companies Singapore (Singapore) Natasha Crane Gavin Snook

Raymond James Financial Services Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC (USA) James Barnette

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Delegate List Rediker Software, Inc. (USA) Toni Jacobs Rich Rediker

Teachanywhere (UK) Lotte Baker Matthew Peck

Vertical Payment Solutions Pte Ltd (Singapore) Darren Box

Rocket Science Sports (China) Julie Collignon

Texthelp (Australia) Gail Tok

Village Camps (Switzerland) Ed Ivy

Rubicon International (USA) Chris Guthrie Hui Min Eliza Rothstein Kathryn Wheeler

The Enrollment Management Association (USA) Aimee Gruber

Virco, Inc. (USA) Dan Hansen

Rustic Pathways Australia USA INC (USA) Les Millard SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd (Singapore) Phang Ai Hong Candice Lim Schrole (Australia) Nick Allan Bree St John-Baker Schrole Group Ltd (Australia) Sam Cowley Kate Deane Rob Graham Sea Change Mentoring, LLC (USA) Ellen Mahoney Joshua Stager Search Associates (USA) Rajiv Bhat Gez Hayden Nick Kendell Bridget McNamer Brent Mutsch Solution Tree (USA) Jeff Jones SUNY Buffalo State (USA) Michael Lovorn Takumi Associates LLP (Singapore) Joni Ho Matt McGuire Ayako Sugaya Taylors Education Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) BK Gan Siak Hun Tan Teach Away (UK) Lloyd Ffrench David Macfarlane

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The International Educator (TIE) (USA) Brittany Betts Nikki Gundry THE INVESTMENT CENTER INTERNATIONAL / TIETAX (USA) Stephen Boush David Lim The Learning Adventure (China) Daniel Gindin The Martec Group (China) Lily Chen Zikai Liu Ally Tan The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.) (USA) Xuan You THINK STRATEGIC FOR SCHOOLS (Cambodia) Maxine Driscoll TieCare International (USA) David Carter Marina Lee Mark Tomaszewski True Teaching Pte Co. Ltd (New Zealand) Kevin Tyro TTS GROUP UK (England) Fiona Moring UCEI Ltd (Hong Kong) Ian Rysdale University of Nebraska High School (USA) Charlotte Seewald University of San Francisco (USA) Walt Gmelch Danfeng Koon Veracross (USA) Rachael Rogers

Wenger Corporation (USA) Bridget Glauvitz WIDA International School Consortium (USA) Jon Nordmeyer INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS Chip Barder (USA) Jackie Becher (China) Michael Belkin (Taiwan) Glenn Canterford (Oman) Jerome Castro (Philippines) Emily Cave (China) John Cheska (Taiwan) Kathy Cheska (Taiwan) Ian Clayton (Hong Kong) Deidre Fischer (Australia) Paul Grisewood (Cambodia) Ben Hale (Malaysia) Angela Henderson (Singapore) Richard Henry (Singapore) Martin John Blackburn (Indonesia) Larry Leaven (Hong Kong) Mark Lockwood (Macau) Tracy Lockwood (Macau) Matthew Mann (Indonesia) Kevin Maxfield (Japan) Wanda McCullough (Vietnam) John Milliss (Indonesia) Tig Mooney (Singapore) Oscar Nilsson (China) Sean O’Maonaigh (Vietnam) Michelle Reynolds (Indonesia) Diane Riggenbach (Bangladesh) Ellen Ringer (Vietnam) Bradley Roberts (Singapore) Chris Webb (Jordan) Howard West (Hong Kong) PRESENTERS Jennifer Abrams (USA) Harvey Alvy (USA) Belinda Chiu (USA) Marc Frankel (USA) Tim Gerrish (UK) Mary Ann Haley-Speca (USA) Eeqbal Hassim (Australia) Stephen Holmes (Singapore) Sir John Jones (UK) * Laura Lipton (USA) Chantelle Love (Australia) Rami Madani (Malaysia)

Scott McLeod (USA) Kim Phuc Phan Thi (Canada) * Jesse Roberts (USA) Pasi Sahlberg (Finland) * Martin Skelton (UK) Jennifer Sparrow (Singapore) Jeff Utecht (USA) Deb Welch (USA) Kendall Zoller (USA) * Keynote Speaker GUEST Dr. Larry Hobdell (U.S. Department of State Regional Education Officer, East Asia Pacific)

Savvas Koumelis Dr. Edward Greene (The International School of Amsterdam)

Dr. Antonio Alvarez Toan Bui Huy Mary Lyso Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy Tom Ulmet (ACAMIS) Abbi DeLessio (Triangle Associates) NON-MEMBERS Bahrain Ken Davis Daniel Hollinger Bangladesh Regine de Bleigiers TJ Coburn Cambodia Murshida Asfar Mike Belloni Colleen Cooper-Harrison Betsy Hanselmann Karen Kimber Ji Hye (Lisa) Lee Amanda Martin Pisey Ngov Franz Pheak Imelda Rebancos Suk Song Karen Tubbs Joy Young China Kerina Angulo Brook Bowen Bobby Burns (HK) Nick Chasowy Nelson Chen Lily Choi (HK) Christopher Coates (HK) Ross Dawson (HK) Beccy Fox (HK) Peter Garnhum Rui Hou Jody Jennings


Jeff Joyce Brian Lalor Qian Jiao Lei Plato Leung Tina Li Polly Ling (HK) Lily Liu Adam McGuigan (HK) Adam Neufield Richard Nunns Maly Pena (HK) Wayne Russell Katie Saunter (HK) Caroline Scott Joseph Strzempka David Swanson Sandy Tsang (HK) Andrew VanderMeulen Jason Vauters Susan Walter (HK) Stacy Wang James Wu Angela Xu Yiyan Ellen Yi Kaili Zhang Hawaii Joy Motta Kahealani Naeole-Wong Lehua Veincent India Theodore John Mockrish Shweta Sastri Indonesia Lilawati Adhikang Capri Anjaya Brett Bonnema Julie Browett Jon Cherry Daryl Forde Catherine Lily N Lim Sudino Lim Thelma Poetiray Dominic Robeau Gatut Samuel

Special Thanks to

Dian Nessya Setiawan Fenny Sukamto Ries Sunarti Harumdah Widjaja Jeremy Widjaja

Kiara Gray Deidre Hazlewood Kara Lebihan Amy Lee Maureen Russell

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Jessica Dalton

South Korea Justin Boyd Mindi Dryer Jesse Fuller Ju Hye Kim Min Jeong Kwon Insil Lee Youngwoo Park Mark Stock Wendy Won

Kuwait Scott Dennison Macau Winnie Chen Howard Stribbell Malaysia Sarah Anderson Lynne Cadenhead Nienke De Jong Rachelle Laura Griffin Jessica Hale Gary Holman Mohammad Noman Emma Rooney Tania Jane Smith Peter Wells Myanmar Michael Gordon Rene MacQuillin David Miller Philippines Amaya Cristina Aboitiz-Fansler Ma. Andrea de Guzman April Joanne Jandusay Grace Flores Osio Valerie Anne Ramos Leanne Reinke Angelica Villarosa Singapore Lee Baker Daniel Brown Craig Bull Neil Corrigan

Garett Freeman Rodney Glasgow Anthony Manganaro Ben Shifrin Jamie Steckart Rob Stewart Joe Stucker Jaci Stucker Christopher Young Vietnam Phan Anh Peter Kevin Baker Matthew Buxton Caroline Fogiel Sheryl Freeman Hoang Ha Linh Phan Ha Thuy Nguyen Hoai Anh Angela Meikle Mike Miller Tony Shadwell Duong Thi Hong Hanh Do Thu Phuong Michael Tower Mai Anh Tran Bao Truong Joanne Valere Ann Viaene Benaiah Wee

Taiwan David Bracken Colo Chang Yichi Chu Wen Jyh Chyn Stephen Cravak Roger Lee Lauren Massman Seth Roberts Aidan Stallwood Thailand Johanna Cooper James David Will Hope-Ross Graham Lonie Sophia Manduri La Denne Mopia Sami Yosef Sanny Zamora UK Susana Davidson United Arab Emirates Victor Guthrie USA Sara Arabian Vanessa Aybar

EARCOS OFFICE (Philippines) Dick Krajczar (Executive Director) Bill Oldread (Assistant Director) Vitz Baltero Ver Castro Rodrigo Catubig Edzel Drilo Sherry Krajczar RJ Macalalad Beth Oldread Elaine Repatacodo Giselle Sison Robert Sonny Viray

Hearty WELCOME and THANKS to DR. LARRY HOBDELL Regional Education Officer of the U.S. Department of State for Overseas Schools for continuing support of EARCOS schools. THANKS to all the student performers and school leaders: Dr. Norma Hudson, International School of Kuala Lumpur, Roger Schultz, Alice Smith School, and Mark Ford, Garden International School Kuala Lumpur. THANKS to HILDA Aposilva of ISKL for her help with all our conference gifts. THANKS to staff of the Shangri-La Hotel: Patrick Oh, Claudia Klassen, and Cherrie Tan. THANKS to the Golf Committee for organizing the Annual EARCOS Golf Tournament, especially to TODD PARHAM, Ruamrudee International School and PHILLIP SMITH, CEZARS KITCHEN. Gratitude extended to the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau for their support of this conference and its participants. “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future”

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EARCOS TIMELINE

EARCOS President Timeline 1970 _________ Stuart S. Phillips, International School Bangkok 1971 1972 _________ Howard R. Wire, Taipei American School 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 _________ Robert Gaw, International School of Kuala Lumpur 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 _________ Guy Lott Jr., Taipei American School 1988 1989 1990 _________ Robert W. Brewitt, International School Eastern Seaboard 1991 1992 1993 1994 _________ Richard Krajczar, International School of Kuala Lumpur 1995 1996 _________ Monica Greeley, International School Yangon 1997 _________ Guy Lott Jr., Taipei American School 1998 _________ Peter Cooper, American School Japan 1999 2000 2001 _________ Mark Ulfers, Taipei American School 2002 2003 2004 _________ Harlan Lyso, Seoul Foreign School 2005 2006 2007 2008 _________ Timothy Carr, American School in Japan 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 _________ David Toze, International School Manila 2014 _________ Margaret Alvarez, ISS International School Singapore Campus 2015 2016 2017 2018

EARCOS Executive Director Timeline 1972-78 Edward C. Killin 1979-80 Mark Crouch 1981-86 Barbara Liester 1987-90 Edward C. Killin 1991-94 Fred Brieve

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1995-1996 Vincent McGugan 1996-2005 Richard T. Krajczar 2005-2006 Robert Sills 2007 (Winter) Linda Sills 2007- Present Richard T. Krajczar


HISTORY OF EARCOS

East Asia Regional Council of Schools – Fifty Years of Direct Support to International Schools and Students Endeavoring to honor two histories written about EARCOS served as a clear reminder that a team of determined professionals in 1958 knew the importance of a “regular system of exchange between overseas schools”. Of course, their commitment and eagerness to provide an annual opportunity to “refresh knowledge and improve ability” led to what we know as the annual EARCOS Leadership Conference. As EARCOS celebrates its 50th anniversary, it recognizes those dedicated professionals whose insight and understanding helped place EARCOS in the most favorable position it currently enjoys among a worldwide group of international education service organizations. “A Brief History of EARCOS” written by Rev Charles W. Mock of Brent International School, aided this undertaking significantly. Compliments go to Rev Mock. It is suggested that the reader access this entire history in the link found at the end of this document. Below Rev. Mock’s history is excerpted, which begins with the founding background (1958-1968) followed by the three sustaining decades (1968- 1990), and concluding with the services expansion and membership growth years (1990-2018). EARCOS office in Virginia Tech University building located in Alexandria Virginia.

Founding Background (1958-1968) Introduction There had been an American presence in Southeast Asia since the latter part of the nineteenth century; however, in the wake of World War II and the subsequent dismantling of the European Empires in the region, that presence became particularly significant. English-medium schools had existed in the region since the coming of the British, but the vastly increased military and commercial American presence in the early postwar era saw the birth of a ‘golden age’ of English-medium education which, with the gradual emergence of English as the language of science, industry and commerce, continues to this day. Background As the number of such schools grew, it was not long before the need was felt for some sort of cooperation between the schools in the region. Communications in the 1950’s were a far cry from

what they are today, and, given the distances that separated them from their home countries, and the particular problems they faced functioning in a foreign setting, it is hardly surprising that these schools should feel isolated. The first formal move toward a regional organization began in October, 1958, when “The First Conference of International Schools in Asia” was held in Baguio, Philippines. The Conference was sponsored by the International Schools Foundation and cohosted by the US Air Force, (which provided delegates with lodging at Camp John Hay), and the American Schools of the Philippines who, we are told in the report on the meeting, “invited the international group to hold its conference before and during the third annual meeting of American teachers and school principals in the Philippines.” The report goes on to say that, “The Conference was further aided by a timely and generous grant from the New World Foundation in Chicago.”

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The eleven schools that participated included some founded before World War II, and others that were established in its aftermath are listed below. Pre-War 1. The American School in Japan, founded in 1902
 2. Brent School, Baguio, founded in 1909
 3. The American School of Manila (currently The International School of Manila), founded in 1920 Post-War 4. Taipei American School, founded 1949 
 5. The International School of Djakarta, (currently Jakarta Inter cultural School) founded in 1951 
 6. The International School of Bangkok, founded in 1952 
 7. The International School of Rangoon (currently The Interna tional School of 
Yangon) founded in 1955 
 8. Singapore American School, founded in 1956 9. The Civil Air Transport Colony School, Tainan, Taiwan (no longer in existence) 10. Del Monte School, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. (no longer in existence) 11. The Lincoln Schools of Sumatra (no longer in existence) The Report on this Conference makes for fascinating reading. On the one hand, one is struck by how many of the problems faced by these schools are similar to those that schools of the region face still; on the other, one cannot help but marvel at the changes that have taken place since that time – principally, of course, in the realms of technology and communication but also in the growing internationalization of the English medium education community that has taken place since the late 1950’s. The Conference closed on a high note, resolving, among other things, to move towards closer collaboration in the areas of curriculum, accreditation and inter-school co-operation, as well as to hold a second conference the following year in Bangkok. Whether or not that meeting ever took place cannot be ascertained at this point; if it did, it left no trace either in the files of EARCOS or on the Internet. (Finley P. Dunne, Jr., Associate Director for The International Schools Foundation, filed this comprehensive report, which is referenced above. He did so following The First Conference of International Schools in Asia, which took place in 1958. The report is an important artifact, as it supplies an understanding of the original mandate, which led to the birth of EARCOS in December 1968 followed by the inaugural conference held 24 – 28 November 1969 at the Hong Kong International School. The reader will find Mr. Dunne’s report at the link found at the end of this document.)

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The reader will find Mr. Dunne’s report at the link found at the end of this document.


Sustaining Decades (1968-1990) Few records are available for the first two decades of EARCOS’s existence, and one must be content to rely almost exclusively on the memories of educators who were working in the region almost forty-five years ago and the occasional reference to the past in later documents, so much of what follows in this section is subject to correction and revision. The years following the Baguio conference saw rapid growth in the number of international schools in the region, and the pressure mounted to create a regional organization that would foster and coordinate closer collaboration and cooperation. A key role was played in these efforts by International Schools Services (ISS) and the U.S. State Department’s Office of Overseas schools (A/ OS), which sponsored conferences in the area. It was in December 1968, at a regional workshop sponsored by A/OS at the American School in Japan, that the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) was finally born. There, delegates from the nineteen schools participating in the workshop, signed a memorandum in which it was agreed to establish a conference for administrators that would meet the needs of the region’s international schools by developing “supportive, collaborative relationships coupled with the deliverance of professional development activities to member schools.” No time was wasted. The first EARCOS Conference was held from the 24–28 November 1969 at the Hong Kong International School. At this meeting, a constitution was officially adopted that articulated the mission and established the structures of the new organization. EARCOS set up shop in Broomfield, Colorado where it was to remain for the next two decades. A six-member board was elected and an executive secretary (which title would later be changed to executive director) was appointed who would oversee the work of the organization in the region. To meet the needs of teachers, four sub-organizations were set up: The Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS); the Korean Council of Overseas Schools (KORKOS), the Central East Asia Regional Council of Schools (CERCOS), which served schools in China, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and finally the South East Asian Teachers and Counselors Conference (SEATCCO) whose conferences were hosted by the “Big Four” – the International School Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta International School, Singapore American School, and the International School of Bangkok. (Neither CERCOS nor SEATCO exist as discrete entities; however, their interests continue to thrive under the EARCOS Teachers’ Conference (ETC) umbrella, which is explained in a detailed summary found, on page 6 in the EARCOS History Artifacts link at the end of this document.)

[SCMP Archive] HKIS hosts discussion on American schools in Asia [First published on Nov 26, 1969] Delegates to the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) conference in Hong Kong this week will know by Friday whether or not the council will move forward in the future. The Hong Kong International School, Repulse Bay, is hosting the Council’s first major conference since it was formed in Tokyo last December by representatives of East Asia Overseas Schools. It is hoped the work of the Council will benefit all overseas American and international institutions of education in this region. The Hong Kong International School is one of the newer members. The conference is being sponsored by the Office of Overseas Schools of the U.S. State Department, which supports overseas American schools in various parts of the world. The major question to be answered at this conference will be whether the potential advantages of the schools working together can outweigh the obstacles of distance and finance. The first two days of addresses, meetings and discussions were held in the City Hall. Today, delegates will move to Repulse Bay for the last three days of the programme. Participating schools in the Council are in Burma, Gram, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines and the Marshall Islands. The Hong Kong International School, founded in 1966 is ouned and operated by the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, and is registered with the Education Department here. About 80 percent of its 900 pupils are American. The remainder represents 25 nationalities. [Source: https://www.scmp.com/presented/news/topics/hkis-50-scmparchive/article/2025659/scmp-archive-hkis-hosts-discussion]

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The first EARCOS Board president was reportedly Stuart Phillips who served two years from 1970 to 1972; the next of whom we have notice was Robert Gaw who served from 1977 to 1978. The earliest executive secretary on record was Mark Crouch, who worked part-time out of the International School of Manila and who served from 1978 to 1979; his successor, Barbara Liester, served from 1979 to1986. Two names from those times stand out in particular: that of the A/OS Regional Officer (REO) Paul Luebke, who, according to what records we have, served in that office from 1971 to 1984, and his successor in that position, Dr. Vincent McGugan. Both remained active in the region in one capacity or other long after their retirements in 1984 and 1997 respectively. We have no further records until 1987 when, in the earliest EARCOS Quarterly (EQ) we have on file, Guy Lott Jr. (Headmaster at Taipei American School) is listed as Board President; he was in office for at least three years. Serving with him on the board at the time were Milton D. Jones (International School of Bangkok) as Vice President, Don Bergman, (Headmaster of Nagoya International School) as Secretary/Treasurer and Sister Asuncion Lecubarri, (Head of the Seisan International School in Tokyo), John Magagna (Jakarta International School) and Edward D. Adams (Headmaster, Seoul International School) were Members at Large. That same year, Edward C. Killin is listed as serving as executive secretary. The Spring ’88 Issue of the EQ reports that the previous decade had seen a significant increase in membership: from 48 schools serving 19, 257 students in 1981, to 64 schools serving 27,069 students in 1988, which, along with seventeen institutional and two individual members, brought the total membership to 88. This meant a significant increase in dues, though grants from A/OS and OSAC totaling $130,100 formed 75% of the EARCOS budget. The ‘Tentative EARCOS Calendar -1988” is the first such Calendar to appear in the files in the Biñan office. Events organized, facilitated or participated in by EARCOS included, an Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) meeting in San Diego, the EARCOS Spring Board Meeting in Bangkok, summer staff development projects, clinical supervision programs over the summer, the EARCOS ’88 Sub-Regional Meetings in Bangkok and Taipei and the fall EARCOS board meeting also in Bangkok - a far cry from the 40 odd such events on the current EARCOS calendar!

Growth Years (1990-2018) In 1990, Robert Brewitt (Superintendent, International School of Bangkok) succeeded Guy Lott Jr. as President of the Board of EARCOS; he served until 1993 and was succeeded briefly by Richard T. Krajczar, (International School of Kuala Lumpur) who passed on the position to Monica Greely in 1994. Monica Greely remained in the post until 1998, when Dr. Peter Cooper (American School in Japan) was elected to succeed her. 1990 also saw the appointment of Dr. Fred Brieve as interim Executive Secretary of EARCOS to replace Ed Killin who had passed away in September of 1989; he was confirmed in this position the following year. Also new on the scene early in the decade was Dr. Carlton Bentz, who took over from Vincent McGugan as REO. Dr. Bentz would stay on the job until 1999. By 1991, EARCOS had transferred its office from Broomfield, Colorado to Fall Church Virginia. It did not remain there long. In response to a growing demand that the ‘head office’ should be located in the region, the new Executive Director, Dr. Richard T. Krajczar arranged for the headquarters to move again, and on August 1, 1996. EARCOS set up shop in Kuala Lumpur where Dr. Krajczar had arranged for rent-free office space on the Melawati Campus of the International School of Kuala Lumpur. Dr. Krajczar was charged by the Board with setting up an office and taking on Director responsibilities – hence the change in title. The operation was run on a tight budget - indeed Dr. Krajczar supported his housing and initial transportation in 1996/97. As things turned out, the sojourn in KL was short-lived. Difficulties in obtaining work permits, permission to operate, and other obstacles such as having to wait for two years for the installation of a landline, prompted the search for a new headquarters in the region. Dr. Krajczar explored several possible venues. One major requirement was the need of two telephone lines that insured fax capability. Finally, on the recommendation of Dick Robbins, Headmaster of Brent International School, Manila, and at the invitation of Headmaster, Fr. Gabriel Dimanche, the Board, on Dr. Krajczar’s recommendation, settled on the campus of the Brent International School of Subic as the ideal location. Located in the former US base of Subic Bay, the site provided all the facilities needed to run an office; moreover, the costs were low when compared to other sites in the region, and government regulations did not present a problem. As Dr. Krajczar puts it in the ‘From the Editor’ section of the Spring Issue, 1998 of the EARCOS Quarterly: Subic Bay is wonderful, with clear air, little traffic, friendly people and

L-R: Fred Brieve Exec. Dir., Stu Young (Canadian Academy), Dick Krajczar (International School of Kuala Lumpur), Dennis Vogan (Faith Academy), John Standard (Taipei American School). Front Row: Vince McGugan (AOS) Robert Brewitt, (International School Bangkok), and Carl Bentz (AOS).


director. This narrative provides a snippet of EARCOS’s early days. However, it primarily follows the emergence of subregional educator conferences: KORCOS (Korean Council of Overseas Schools), CERCOS (comprised of schools in China, Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan), JCIS (Japan Council of International Schools), SEATCO (South East Asia Teachers Conference (comprised of the “big four” schools – at the time – ISKL, JIS, SAS, and ISB). The history discusses the early beginnings of each and explains the evolution of these subregionals to what we know today as, EARCOS Teacher Conference (ETC), which was inaugurated in 2003. The reader will find this history in the link at the end of this document.)

EARCOS office in Subic Bay, Philippines

great communication hook-ups” With the matter of location settled, it was time to hire new staff: the first on the job was Rovita “Vitz” Baltero, who was joined in 1999 by Elaine Repatacodo, both of whom remain with EARCOS today. Also instrumental in facilitating the move and the setting up of the office was Dr. Krajczar’s wife, Sherry who, among other things, served as bookkeeper, office manager and editor of the EARCOS Quarterly. Accounting, during those years, was in the hands of an accountant in the US hired by EARCOS.

Growth continued apace throughout the 90’s. By 1998, the number of EARCOS members had risen from 64 schools to 88 schools in one decade. Revenues also had grown considerably, and not only due to increased membership. A/OS had asked EARCOS to be responsible for $210,000 dollars it received from a school in the region that had closed. EARCOS housed this fund and continued to receive interest from it until the entire fund was reduced to zero in 2004/05. The EARCOS 1997/98 budget was $475,126, a significant increase over the approximately $175,000 budget of 1988. In addition, A/OS grants now amounted to about 6 % of the budget, rather than the 75% of ten years earlier.

In 1997 at a sub-regional Conference in Kuala Lumpur, it became clear that a closer relationship between the sub-regional conferences would cut costs through joint planning and the sharing of speakers and other resources. The discussion that followed led to the formation in 1998 to a joint EARCOS SEATCCO task force to study the future of SEATCO. The hosting of conferences was becoming an increasingly heavy burden on the four schools that alternated as hosts for the event. It was decided that EARCOS would henceforth take over the running of the SEATCCO conferences. At the SEATCCO ’98 Conference, the last managed by that organization, a ‘handing- over’ ceremony took place, and a new entity formed: the SEATCO-EARCOS Conference (SEEC). EARCOS then became, for the first time, responsible for organizing conferences for teachers and administrators - a milestone had been passed. (A detailed explanation of the emergence of ETC is contained in the EARCOS history written by current executive director, Richard Krajczar, Harlan Lyso, long-serving EARCOS board member and head of school, and Joe Petrone, former Jakarta International School principal and curriculum coordinator, who most recently served as EARCOS assistant

Article written by Sally Burk of ISKL in EARCOS Quarterly Magazine published Spring 1997 page 2.

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Millennium Decade Plus Four The first decade of the new millennium witnessed several important changes. There was the usual succession of Board Presidents: Mark Ulfers (Taipei American School) followed by Dr. Peter Cooper (American School in Japan followed by Harlan Lyso, (Seoul Foreign School). He in turn was succeeded by Tim Carr in 2008. In 2007, in order to increase diversity, the number of Board members was increased from six to nine. At the EARCOS Annual General Meeting in November of 2001, strong support was evident for a proposal that had been raised at a sub-regional meeting earlier in the year to the effect that EARCOS should henceforth take over the organization and management of one joint educators’ conference for all the East Asian schools. As a result, as Dr. Krajczar wrote in the Fall ’01 Issue of the EQ: “ In March, we will be organizing the final SEEC Educators’ Conference ... in Kuala Lumpur. In 2003 we will organize the first all-EARCOS conference for teachers in Kota Kinabalu. After years of discussing, working with all the EARCOS board and teacher representatives ... and with the support from all the heads of schools and regional organizations it will become a reality.” In 2002, the EARCOS office moved from Subic Bay to office space in Brent International School, Manila, in Barangay Mamplasan, Biñan, Laguna, south of the capital; it has remained there till today. Faithful staffers Vitz Baltero and Elaine Repatacodo moved to Mamplasan with the office. Over the next few years other members were added to the staff: Ver Castro in 2004, Edzel Drilo in 2005, Robert Viray in 2006 and driver Rodz Catubig in 2010. Dr. Carlton Bentz ended his stint as REO in 2000 for Southeast Asia and was replaced in that post by Beatriz Cameron, who continued the long history of close cooperation between EARCOS and the State Department until 2004 when Dr. Connie Buford took over and relations between A/OS and EARCOS remained strong. In the same year, Richard and Sherry Krajczar announced that they would be retiring. That year the EARCOS Board named Robert & Linda Sills to replace them, with Linda to serve as Associate Director. The handover took place in 2005 and it looked like a new era was beginning for EARCOS. However, Robert Sills died unexpectedly at the end of 2006, and the position passed on an interim basis to Linda Sills. She held the fort for a year until Dr. Krajczar returned to take up the job of Executive Director once more. He remains in that position today. Ms. Sills continued as his Assistant until 2009 when Bill Oldread, a former Shanghai American School and Brent School Administrator took over from her.

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2000-2001 SEEC Advisory Committee. standing left to right: Dick Krajczar, Donna Romack, Dave Zakem, Bindu Bammi, Jennifer Sparrow, Brad McClain, Paul Pescatore, Joe Petrone, Ruth Volz; seated left to right: Meagan Enticknap, and Fran Hoffman.

In 2004 Dick and Sherry Krajczar announced their retirement.

Published in EARCOS Triannual Magazine Fall Issue 2005.

EARCOS Board named +Robert & Linda Sills as the new Executive and Asst. Director. However Robert Sills died unexpectedly at the end of 2006.


Growth during the first decade of the 21st Century was remarkable: by 2006 EARCOS membership had risen to 105 schools and institutions serving approximately 7,700 faculty and 70,000 students. By 2010 that number was 116 schools, serving 9,800 faculty and 83,000 students. David Toze became President of the EARCOS Board in 2013/14 and would see EARCOS membership reach a total of 138 schools serving 12,000 faculty and over 102,000 students. As noted above, EARCOS began in 1968 serving 19 member schools in nine countries. And, now serves 165 member schools – both regular and affiliate – in 19 countries in the east Asia region to include: Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America, and Vietnam. EARCOS warmly embraces 160 associate members representing a myriad of publishers, a growing number of universities, youth organizations, and other institutions that support EARCOS’ dynamic mission of service. Also, EARCOS welcomes more than 50 individual members, who share the aims of promoting exceptional educational practices in collaborative learning communities. When one reflects on early beginnings, it is obvious that EARCOS was founded on an enduring platform of collaborative leadership, which is manifest through the robust suite of services and sponsorships offered to today’s member schools. And, over the 50 years of progressive evolution, EARCOS’ openness and cooperative spirit have been certain contributors to the wealth of relevant services its members currently appreciate. Significant among these services and sponsorships are the support programs it offers directly to teacher and student leaders. The rapid growth of EARCOS, especially, in the past two decades has been intentionally planned and governed by a visionary cast of extraordinary trustees, who have selected and empowered talented and committed executives to implement a strategic vision, mission, and guiding policies. There is little surprise that the current executive director, Dr. Richard Krajczar, has faithfully and instrumentally served during the past three decades; and, he has the distinction of being the longest serving EARCOS executive. Dr. K’s leadership acumen, affable style, and deep commitment to service has been significant elements that have led EARCOS to formulate and implement the many programs, services, and sponsorships now available to its membership.

We hope you will join a large number of fellow members and celebrate the 50 years of EARCOS service at the upcoming EARCOS Leadership Conference in Kuala Lumpur, October 25 -27, 2018. Come help EARCOS acknowledge all those who have contributed to its enormous success and join former EARCOS trustees, administrators, staff, who will use the occasion to honor members past and present. EARCOS will happily applaud a history of vigilance over and commitment to the professional growth and development of school leaders and the students they serve. Also, EARCOS intends to seize this historic occasion to commend the contributions of Dr. Richard Krajczar, or Dr. K, who will be hosting his final EARCOS Leadership Conference (ELC), as executive director. Dr. K will be embarking on a new journey and we will collectively wish him well in this next life chapter. It is our hope that you will visit the links to the early history of EARCOS and revisit the multiplicity of services offered to member school, which have been collaboratively developed over the past half-century. EARCOS History Artifacts: https://tinyurl.com/y8tvuuwj “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future”

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