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EARCOS board members About EARCOS The East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools is an organization of 105 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than 60,000 pre-K to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 97 associate members— textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc— and 33 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.

Harlan Lyso President

General Information

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

Robert Gross Vice-President

Larry Jones Secretary

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.

Tim Carr Treasurer

Connie Buford Regional Education Officer, East Asia

David Shawver Director at Large

John McBryde Director at Large

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

EAST ASIA REGIONAL COUNCIL OF OVERSEAS SCHOOLS Brentville Subdivision, Barangay Mamplasan, Biñan, Laguna, 4024 Philippines Phone: +63 (49) 511-5993/5994 Fax: +63 (49) 511-4694 www.earcos.org

Linda Sills Acting Executive Director


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Message from the Executive Director Conference at a Glance Strategic Planning Shangri-la Floor Plan Preconference Conference Opening - Keynote Address: Jean Francois Rischard / Student Keynote:Maia Usui Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Thai Evening & Welcome Reception / Thai Craft Fair Keynote Address: Ian Jukes / Student Keynote: Chin Zhaomin Jasmine Session 4 Session 5 Double Sesion 6 & 7 Keynote Address: Mechai Viravaidya / Student Keynote: Julia Knight Session 8 Session 9 Session 10 Gala Dinner P.E. Post Conference Schedule Presenters Biography List of Job-a-Like Room Assignments

Keynote Speakers JEAN-FRANCOIS RISCHARD Topic: High Noon: The Urgent Need for New Approaches to Global Problem-Solving

IAN JUKES Topic: Our Children are Not the Students Our Schools Were Designed For: Understanding Digital Kids

MECHAI VIRAVAIDYA Topic: Thinking out of the Box for the New Generation.

Special Thanks to Kylie Harter for the design and photography for the cover of this ETC2007 Conference Program. International School Bangkok Photography Teacher EARCOS want to offers its sincere appreciation to ANDY VAUGHAN of Brent International School Manila for organizing and coordinating the valuable Physical Education Post Conference. Also to New International School of Thailand and International School of Bangkok for hosting the P.E. Post Conference.


Welcome message

Welcome Message from the EARCOS Acting Executive DIRECTOR Dear Delegates: Welcome to Bangkok for the 5th EARCOS Teachers’ Conference!! As I reflect, it seems that this conference is equally about professional development as well as creating and supporting our vital sense of community. We plan to make a serious effort to do both!! The preparation, planning and organization of this conference were things we looked forward to each day. We talk, listen, discuss, brainstorm, and take action working to create a conference that reflects the stated needs of our rich as well as diverse community of 105 EARCOS schools. As we were completing our first year, we were committed to identifying the needs of the members of this vibrant organization. So at the end of last year, we hosted the Spring Heads Strategic Planning in Bali with 20 school heads representing the diversity of our organization in attendance. The group worked very hard to identify our Core Values and craft our Mission, Vision, and Goals for EARCOS to guide us into the future. The entire group shared a wonderful feeling of elation and cohesiveness on completing this important task. Then this summer, at our home on the banks of the Feather River, we worked with Teresa Arpin on the next steps, the strategies and plans of action. A shared vision for EARCOS will allow us to continually to grow and improve. All of this provided us with a clear direction as to the content of this conference to make it viable for you. The carefully chosen theme does resonate throughout the entire conference One World-One Future / Global mindedness-Service to Others-Character-Creativity-Making Connections. Each keynote speakers reflects a deep commitment to this theme especially focusing on global responsibility and connectivity through technology. During the job-a-like, the draft of the EARCOS Strategic Plan will be shared and feedback /comments will be collected. We want the Strategic Plan to reflect a shared vision for EARCOS. A wealth of workshops on salient topics will hopefully meet the needs of everyone present and introduce the new directions and programs for EARCOS to adopt, for example “A Global Initiatives Network” in Asia. In addition also in keeping with our Strategic Plan, we have an exceptional post conference planned for teachers of Physical Education. We have received much help along the way. First, we want to thank Harlan Lyso , our Board Chair, and our Board for providing us the support and confidence in our plans and actions. Also a special thanks to Keith Miller and Connie Buford from the Office of Overseas Schools for continued and valuable support. The Advisory Council is integral in assisting us with the planning of this conference as are the Teacher Reps from all of our schools. Heather Van Deest in Bangkok has been invaluable. Andrew Vaughan worked willingly planning this comprehensive Physical Education Conference. Everett McGlothlin has come from the U.S. to assist us with this conference. Finally, a very deserved thank you to our EARCOS Team in Manila, Vitz Baltero, Elaine Repatacodo, Ver Castro, Edzel Drilo, and Robert Viray, for making all of this possible. As you are aware, very tragically, Bob, my husband, best friend, and confident of many years recently passed away. Our request to you is to celebrate his life and appreciate every moment of every day. His wish as well as our wish would be for you to take everything you can from this conference and know that it was planned with you in mind. Hope you can attend each session and the two special evening events!!! We believe in Balance!! In Bob’s words ”Have a GOOD one!!!”

Linda Sills EARCOS Acting Director

See you at the next

EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2008 March 26-29, 2008 Shangri-la Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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conference at a glance EARCOS REGISTRATION DESK HOURS

March 26 13:00-18:00 March 27 07:30-midnight March 28 07:00-midnight March 29 06:00-17:00 Location is next to the Grand Ballroom (Lobby Level)

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 8:30-16:30 Preconference

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 8:30-16:30 17:00-18:30 19:00-20:15 20:30-22:00

Precenference Reception for Teacher Representatives Reception for Presenters Complimentary showing of Al Gore’s “An Inconvinient Truth“

Thursday, March 29, 2007

8:00-10:00 Global Citizen Keynote: Maia Usui Title: The New Atlantis

Keynote Address: Jean-Francois Rischard Title: High-Noon: The Urgent need for New Approaches to Global Problem-Solving

10:00-10:30 10:30-12:00 12:00-13:15 13:30-14:30 14:30-15:00 14:30-22:00 15:00-16:30 18:00-19:15 19:30-21:30

Coffee Break (Complimets of HARCOURT) Session 1 Job-A-Like Session (complimentary lunch box) Session 2 Coffee Break Thai Craft Fair Session 3 Reception for Teacher Presenters Thai Evening & Welcome Reception

Friday, March 30, 2007

8:00-10:00 Global Citizen Keynote: Chin Zhaamin Jasmine Title: Frog in the Well - An Old Chinese Proverbs

Keynote Address: Ian Jukes Title: Our Children are Not the Students Our Schools Were Designed For: Understanding Digital Kids

10:00-10:30 10:30-12:00 12:00-12:30 12:30-13:30 13:30-14:00 14:00-16:30

Coffee Break Session 4 Complimentary Lunch Session 5 Coffee Break Double Session 6 & 7

Saturday, March 31, 2007 5:30-7:00 8:00-10:00

Run & Walk - Dedicated to Dr. Robert Allan Sills (1945-2006) bus departs to Limpini Park Global Citizen Keynote: Julia Knight Title: Global Citizen

Keynote Address: Mechai Viravaidya Title: Thinking out of the Box for the New Generation

10:00-10:30 10:30-12:00 12:00-12:30 12:30-13:30 13:45-15:15 19:30-22:30

Coffee Break Session 8 Complimentary Lunch Session 9 Session 10

Gala Evening with entertainment with the EARCOS Band

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EARCOS strategic PLan EARCOS Mission

EARCOS inspires adult and student learning through its leadership and service and fosters intercultural understanding, global citizenship and exceptional educational practices within our learning community.

EARCOS Vision

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

STRATEGIES and LIST of RESULTS STRATEGY A

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

STRATEGY B

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

STRATEGY C

Develop regional and worldwide collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise. 1. EARCOS develops collaborative relationships with external organizations that support the needs of EARCOS member schools.

STRATEGY D

Connect schools, communities, and individuals through the use of effective latest technologies to promote collaboration, intercultural understanding and access to broader educational opportunities. 1. EARCOS schools use a range of technologies that support collaborative efforts and staff development. 2. In collaboration with EARCOS universities provide e-learning opportunities that allow for staff development and credentialing opportunities. 3. The EARCOS web site is a valuable tool offering a broad range of collaborative services enhancing staff and student development and a resource for educational opportunities within EARCOS.

STRATEGY E

Conduct relevant research and communicate resulting data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices. 1. EARCOS is a data driven organization and models this paradigm for school use. 2. EARCOS supports data driven decision-making through the use of electronic surveys. 3. EARCOS identifies and support research to assess the impact of professional development efforts on student learning.

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earcos strategic plan CORE VALUES EARCOS believes:

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

GOALS

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

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lower lobby level

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frungthep wing 3rd floor

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PRECONFERENCES Tuesday, March 27, 2007 8:30 - 16:30

MARC FRANKEL / J. SCHECHTMAN - Leadership Seminar MARIAN DEWANE - AP Chemistry RANDY ERNST - AP Psychology JIM SPELLICY - AP Economics MARC REIF - AP Physics

Room Singapore Sukhotai BoardRoom Pmai Vietnam

WEDNESday, March 28, 2007 8:30 - 16:30

MARIAN DE WANE - AP Chemistry RANDY ERNST - AP Psychology JIM SPELLICY - AP Economics MARC REIF - AP Physics MARC FRANKEL / J. SCHECHTMAN - Leadership Seminar KAREN BOYES Title: An Introduction to the 16 Habits of the Minds Learn the 16 types of intelligent behaviours noted educators Art Costa and Bena Kallick call the Habits Of Mind. These habits present an approach that aids students and adults as they encounter life’s challenges. This seminar is a must for anyone truly wanting to make a difference in education. Here’s what you’ll learn; What the 16 Habits of Mind are Practical ways to use and implement the Habits Of Mind, How to foster the use of the Habits Of Mind in school and at home, How the Habits fit within the current curriculum, How teacher language affects the thinking and learning process and, How a shared vision for teachers can make a significant difference to children’s lives.

Sukhotai BoardRoom Pimai Vietnam Singapore Malaysia 1, 2

DAVID GHOOGASIAN Rattanakosin 1, 2 Title: Translating Brain Research Into Classroom Practice Goals: To better understand how the mind/brain works and to explore the implications of the research for participants personally – their own learning, their students – how they learn and what we can do to increase their understanding and ability to use information, their teaching – how they structure their classrooms and instructional activities. Participants will have a better understanding of: how the brain works, types of memory systems, the essential ingredients for real learning to take place, the capacity of short-term memory at various ages, the ways to transfer information to long-term memory, the learning process, the implications of their new knowledge to their curricular and instructional decisions, and strategies that take advantage of how the brain learns best.

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DOUG GOODKIN Title: Play, Sing and Dance-An Overview of Orff Schulwerk This workshop will serve as an introduction to the dynamic approach to music and movement education known as Orff Schulwerk. With material ranging appropriate for children between ages three and fifteen and a wide variety of media (children’s games, body percussion, speech, song, movement, folk dance, drama and Orff instrument ensemble), we will play, sing and dance our way into understanding how the Orff approach serves the needs of children. Come prepared to both actively participate and reflect on the key ideas behind the experiences.

Disco Room

DOUG JOHNSON Title: Designing Research Projects that Kids (and Teachers) Love Good research projects should not only teach important information literacy skills, but they should also make school more meaningful and relevant for all students, help students develop higher level thinking processes and exercise creativity, reduce the temptation for students to plagiarize (and download papers), and allow teachers to improve delivery of the content area curriculum. This workshop reviews Bloom’s Taxonomy in light of designing research projects, offers strategies for teachers to determine the best places in the curriculum to integrate resource-based projects, and suggests ways technology can be a motivating factor in information processing. The workshop allows time for participants to practice revising traditional research projects and create and use some authentic assessment tools.

Philippines 1, 2

IAN JUKES Title: Bringing Down the House: How to Create Knock Your Socks Off Presentations Making presentations with electronic tools like PowerPoint and Keynote have gone from being a novelty to a necessity in a few short years. Today, a great many people in a wide range of fields are using these tools to educate, inform, persuade, and sell. However, presenters are often disappointed with the response to their efforts. Unfortunately, there is much more to creating an effective presentation than just learning how to use the software or knowing your subject. This presentation focuses on the other skills you need to make great presentations. There are lots of people who can teach you how to use presentation software. This workshop will teach you how to communicate your message. The workshop is intensive and hands-off.

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PRECONFERENCES WEDNESday, March 28, 2007 8:30 - 16:30

JANE POLLOCK Title: One Teacher at a Time This workshop will present what really works in schools to improve student learning – the teacher. A teacher with “The Big Four” make great strides with students. A teacher who: Use learning targets, ones that are robust, not just daily classroom objectives, Use instructional strategies that work to help the learner remember and apply information and skills, not just do schoolwork, Use varied assessment strategies to provide important performance feedback to help the learner improve and, Use performance data for continuous feedback to gain individual student improvement “beyond the curve” and program development.

Chiangmai

RUSSELL ROBINSON Title: Everybody Join the Choir! In this workshop, Dr. Robinson, who has conducted more than 300 honors choruses world-wide, will turn the entire group into a choir. All participants will learn by experience how to: (1) sing with proper breath support and vocal technique, (2) balance individual singers and sections to achieve a choral sound, and (3) participate in a choral group and teach a choral group. Music teachers and all teachers who love to sing are encouraged to attend this workshop. Complimentary music and materials will be provided, and the group will perform as a choir by the end of the day!

Brunei

TOM WOOD Title: An Artist’s Life and the Use of Sketchbooks and ICT I will start with my work as an artist and how some of my practices have influenced the way I teach Art in particular how I use a computer and it’s various roles within my methodology.

Myanmar 1, 2, 3

IAN SUTHERLAND / GRAHAM BLACKMORE Title: Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care workshop The workshop is directed to training the layperson and builds confidence, thereby, increasing willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Skills are taught in a non-stressful learning environment with as much practice as necessary to master and retain these skills. The workshop is split into two parts Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid). The primary care section teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies and in secondary care injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening are covered. The workshop focused on knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice so that participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.

Ayuthaya 1, 2

MARILYN GEORGE (WASC) Title: Serving as a Visiting Committee Member and Conducting a Self-Study This pre-conference session will (1) prepare EARCOS educators to serve on WASC visiting committees, emphasizing the role and responsibilities of a WASC visiting committee member, and (2) examine the essentials of the Focus on Learning process and its adaptability from a self-study perspective.

Thonburi

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

12:00-13:00

Lunch Break compliment of EArcos

14:30-15:00

COFFEE BREAK

17:00-18:30

reception for teacher representatives

19:00-20:15

reception for presenters

20:30-22:00

Complimentary Showing of Al Gore’s “AN INCONVINIENT TRUTH“

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Presidential Suite Presidential Suite Ballroom 3


conference opening Thursday, March 29, 2007

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Announcements

8:00-10:00

Ballroom 1, 2

Performance: Jeremiah Singers Ruamrudee International School Singing Group KEYNOTE STUDENT

MAIA USUI

Title: The New Atlantis Biography: Maia Usui comes from Japan but has lived in many cites around the world, including Lagos, New York, and Vienna. She is currently a senior and IB Diploma Candidate at the International School Bangkok [but has also attended the United Nations International School, the American School in Japan, and Vienna International School]. Maia is fluent in English, Japanese, German, and French. She serves as Student Council President and has been active in local tsunami relief. Maia is heading to Harvard University in September, where she will study Political Science and Economics. She was ISB’s recipient of the EARCOS Global Citizenship Award in 2006. KEYNOTE ADDRESS

JEAN-FRANCOIS RISCHARD

High Noon: The Urgent Need for New Approaches to Global Problem-Solving Some 20 burning global problems are on our hands. They must get resolved within the next 20 years, if we are to avoid the massive and adverse planetary consequences many of them bring in their tow. And yet, the current international system is failing to deliver the deep and timely solutions that are required. Why is that, and what are we to do? This presentation invites the participants to engage in some out-of-the-box thinking about how we could come up with a better methodology for global problem-solving while there is still time. It concludes with the thought that besides a new methodology, we also need future generations to espouse a new mindset---something the education system is in an unparallelled position to promote. Biography: Jean-François Rischard is a national from Luxembourg, with a US green card, and is married, with three children. He is 57 years old. He has graduate and post-graduate degrees in Economics (University of Aix-Marseille, licence and DES, 1971 and 1973), a Law Doctorate (Luxembourg, 1971), and a Masters in Business Administration (Harvard Business School, 1975, with first and second year honors). He speaks and writes fluent English, French and German. From 1975 to 2005, he worked at the World Bank, and became Vice-President of the institution from 1992 on. He lives in Paris, after having spent more than 20 years in the United States and especially Washington D.C., where he maintains a home and many links. He has straddled the Atlantic for much of his student and working life, and is well versed in both U.S. and European ways of doing business and corporate governance bents. He has worked in some 60 developed and developing countries, and maintains – beyond Europe – an extensive network of relationships with government and business leaders throughout North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Asia, and parts of Africa. He is an avid reader with a broad range of interests in finance, business and markets, world events and trends. He likes skiing and golf.

coffee break

10:00-10:30

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Performance: String

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Thursday Schedule thursday, March 29, 2007 10:30-12:00

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KAREN BOYES Title: Anchoring For Success Making learning meaningful is essential for teaching success. Learn how to create unforgettable lessons by making information novel and creating contrast. You’ll see how emotions affect learning and how to develop a simple yet highly effective discipline system. You’ll also be stunned by the power of your own brain!

Rattanakosin

CAROL CARTER Title: Coaching Skills and the Habits of Mind: Motivation for Every Student Coaching skills have been popular in corporate America for the last twenty years. Recently, this powerful tool has made its way into the educational arena. Since all of learning is based on emotion, the skill of coaching allows the teacher, tutor, advisor, counselor or parent to artfully ask the questions which can lead students to their own best answers. In this highly interactive session, Carol Carter will link coaching skills to Art Costa’s Habits of Mind. Each attendee will explore not only the basics of coaching, but also how to apply coaching to help students manage themselves more effectively by taking responsibility for their choices and developing the requisite discipline to be successful in college, career and life. We will explore all aspects of coaching and really dig deeply into inquiry and powerful questions. These techniques can be used one-on-one, as well as with a group of students or professionals. In addition to helping with whatever role attendees play with students, this session promises to be one of the most meaningful and fulfilling sessions for their own personal development.

Brunei 1

NAOMI FUNAHASHI / STEFANIE LAMB / RYLAN SEKIGUCHI Title: Along the Silk Road This interactive workshop will present methods and materials for teaching about various aspects of the Silk Road. Participants will engage in several activities from the newly revised SPICE curriculum unit, Along the Silk Road, which was recently developed in a partnership with the Silk Road Project. This workshop is appropriate for both middle and high school Social Studies teachers, and participants will receive complimentary curriculum from SPICE.

Pimai

JACK GANTOS Title: Writing Picture Books: READ A CLASSIC-WRITE A CLASSIC. From “Wild Things” to “Rotten Ralph” All good writing begins with good reading, so let’s take a look at classic picture books and find out not only what makes a good book a classic, but also how to teach, organize and write the future classics.

Myanmar 2

DAVID GHOOGASIAN Title: Teaching and Learning in the Era of the Brain Teachers will gain a better understanding of how the brain learns and how to use this information in a classroom learning environment. They will walk away with a better understanding of the brain and learning and several practical teaching strategies that take advantage of how the brain learns best. (This is a condensed version of the pre-conference session.)

Ballroom 3

ROGER GREENAWAY Title: Three exercises for developing students’ questioning skills Developing students’ questioning skills arouses curiosity, sustains motivation and develops key learning skills; and the questions students ask indicate their progress. With your help, I will demonstrate three ways of generating and managing student questions: Visitor Technique, Press Conference and Simultaneous Surveys. Discussion will assist application to your subject area.

Indonesia 2

DOUG JOHNSON Title: The Sane Teacher’s Guide to Technology Integration Never been a technology “geek” or “guru?” Still rather think of a mouse as something that eats cheese than rolls around on your desk? Yet as a conscientious teacher, you KNOW your students should be practicing technology and information literacy skills. This workshop explores how good teaching practices and the content area curriculum can be enhanced through the judicious use of technology “upgrades” that support best practice. Examples of real student technology enhanced projects are given.

Philippines 1, 2

IAN JUKES Title: Living on the Future Edge: Thinking About Tomorrow Today (Part 1 of two part session) In a world where change is the constant you can’t trust your eyes because what you see will replaced tomorrow. You think your eyes are showing you reality, in fact, they are showing you history. The only way to see the reality of a world on the move is to look for global trends. By carefully examining the significance of several global exponential trends, this presentation profoundly challenges your fundamental assumptions about the world we live and the future that awaits us.

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thursday schedule Thursday, March 29, 2007

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BORIS KORSUNSKY Title: Using Multiple-Choice Questions: Learning and Teaching, Assessment, Educational Research Well-constructed multiple-choice questions can be used to identify student misconceptions; they can be used for “justin-time” assessment of student knowledge and its development and also in educational research. We will discuss effective ways of selecting and using multiple-choice questions in the classroom.

Myanmar 1

RON LANCASTER Title: Mozart’s Dice Game and other beautiful connections between probability, music, art and drama In 1787 Mozart developed a method for composing music that involved cutting and pasting pre-written measures of music with the order determined by the outcomes of the rolls of a pair of dice. As you will see and hear, Mozart’s version always produces a very sweet sound in spite of the random elements. We will also discuss how other artists such as the painter Ellsworth Kelly, the playwright Helen Juvonen and the film maker Antonin Svoboda have made use of probability in their works. Dice will be provided so that you too can roll and rock.

Malaysia

MARGARET MACLEAN Title: Using Protocols to Deal With Teaching Dilemmas Would you like to collaborate effectively with your colleagues, but never seem to have the time? Would you like to learn how to tap into the expertise of fellow teachers? Participants will experience protocols they can use to create an effective learning community. Participants will learn how protocol use can provide an in depth conversation in a tight time frame and be used to solve the dilemmas all classroom teachers face. This session will be interactive.

Sukhotai

ROSEBETH MARCOU Title: Attention Deficits- Understanding the Nature and Neurology Attention problems are among the most common of developmental variations in all ages of students. There is more to the issue of paying attention that just staying on task for long enough, and having accurate tools for describing the nature of attention problems often leads to understanding and effective remediation. In this workshop the nature and neurology of attention issues will be clarified.

Ayuthaya 1, 2

DIANE PAYNTER Title: Building Academic Vocabulary Vocabulary instruction can have a profound effect on students‚ comprehension of academic content. The more they understand academic terms related to the subject area they are studying, the easier it is for them to understand information they hear or read. This session will focus on: - The role of vocabulary in building background knowledge - How to create a list of academic vocabulary terms - A six-step process for teaching these terms, including strategies for each of the steps

Chiangmai

BARRIE JO PRICE / ANNA MCFADDEN Title: Computer-Mediated Collaboration: Tools and Applications The session will begin with a brief overview of the technological tools that are available to teachers and students in today’s mobile and connected society, including email, list servs, chats, discussion boards, shared directories, wikis and such. These tools will be reviewed in the context of the iKids, building on keynote sessions that describe today’s connected youth. Examples will be given in terms of how these might be used in the classroom and beyond, including classrooms with 1:1 computing and those ‘less wired’ environments in which teachers know students have these tools available outside of school.

Thonburi 1, 2

JEAN FRANCOIS RISCHARD Title: Q and A session on keynote

Ballroom 2

RUSSELL ROBINSON Title: Songwriting in the Classroom: Students Writing Songs to Reinforce Learning in the Classroom (Part 1 - Learning the Basics and Applications) These workshops are for all teachers, not just music teachers! Minimal (to no) music knowledge is required. (Just desire!) It is a fact that we remember what we sing and we remember songs more than we remember words or facts. (How do you remember the alphabet?) Music brings the concepts to life. In these back-to-back workshops, all teachers will learn how to write a song. More importantly, teaching students to write songs will reinforce any learning concepts that are being taught in the classroom. The workshops will be based on Dr. Robinson’s book, Songwriting Made Easy! Yes, anyone can write a song. Just like your students, you will have fun writing and performing your own songs!

Indonesia 1

STEVE SOBONYA Title: Youth Fitness: Evaluation, Standards, and Age Appropriate Paths to Results. Learn ideas for Youth Fitness in terms of fitness testing, and age appropriate exercise prescription. Learn to create your own fitness standards that are superior to the NORMS: that is: conditioning, speed, acceleration, endurance, change of direction, core strength, core function, flexibility, balance, hand-eye coordination and much more.

Singapore

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workshop session 1 - continued BARBARA SOULE Title: The Role of the Environment in Infectious Diseases The effects of natural and man-made changes in the environment influence the development and transmission of infectious diseases. Water quality, waste management, seasonal and long term climate changes and animal life cycles will be related to emerging infections, epidemics, illness and death in populations. Diseases such as avian influenza, SARs, cholera, schistosomiasis and drug resistance will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to see how this information can be translated to the classroom.

Myanmar 3

PAUL WHITE Title: Using Multimedia to enhance Teaching and Learning Students of the digital generation respond much better to multimedia than simple text based resources. The research has shown that because of multimedia stimulation, young people’s brains are literally wired differently. This session will look at first why and then how to produce multimedia resources incorporating video and sound to enhance teaching and learning.

Brunei 2

12:00-13:15

job-a-like Session - Box lunch compliments of earcos

13:30 - 14:30

workshop session 2

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JANE ALTEMEN Title: Teaching Scientific Process Skills as Discrete Critical Thinking Skills Target Audience: Teachers of Grades 3 to 8 There is an assumption that students pick up scientific process skills in the course of doing labs on science topics. This workshop disagrees with this assumption and contends that each skill of that process needs to be introduced and developed as a discrete critical thinking skill. As well, many of these thinking skills can be honed in very young students, without using any traditional science topics. provided is a compilation of 50 activities which enable students to gain an enduring understanding of each critical thinking skill of the scientific process.

Malaysia 2

SHELDON BRADSHAW Title: Breaking the Poster Paradigm: Sharing the Learning with Student Multimedia Target Audience: 3-12 Is creating a poster the best way for the Digital Natives in your class to share their learning? Expand their audience and the power of their message through a digital medium! This session will show you how your students can easily integrate text, audio, photo and video to create a rich, meaningful product. Examples will be given using Apple’s iLife software although the concepts are cross-platform.

Brunei 2

DAVID CAROLLO Title: The Matrix – An approach to enhance student learning and motivation. Target Audience: Focus on Middle School - can be modified for upper elementary and high school. This workshop will focus on an instructional approach that motivates students and encourages self-directed learning. Coined “The Matrix,” this approach is structured using the Layered Curriculum model that encourages complex thinking and holds students highly accountable for their learning. It is developed using the Understanding by Design (UbD) process and enhanced using Differentiated Instruction. Students of different abilities, interests, or learning needs experience equally appropriate ways to absorb, develop, and present skills and knowledge.

Sukhothai

MARILYN DAY / IMOGEN ROSENDORFF Title: Synthetic phonics: the answer to literacy intervention for early learners? Target Audience: Kindergarten/Grade 1 level An international agreement on the teaching of literacy is something of a rarity. Today the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia concur in certain elements of the teaching of reading in the form of synthetic, systematic phonics. We intend to deliver a practical workshop, citing theory and research data, which demonstrates the ‘new’ way of teaching the ‘old’ phonetical route to all early readers and writers.

Brunei 1

JULIE DEAN / LINDA HAYAKAWA Title: Information Literacy and the I-Search Idol Target Audience: 7-10 In the age of bogus web sites and anonymous blogs, information literacy has become an essential skill for 21st century citizens. This workshop focuses on how librarians and English departments can work together to create an in-depth information literacy project based on Ken MacCrorie’s I-Search Paper. This updated version of the project includes an Authenticating Resources lesson plan, a Database Scavenger Hunt, an I-Search Pathfinder, and metacognitive exercises, as well as step by step directions on how to organize and write a major research paper. Multiple grading tools and fun party ideas included!

Philippines

TRICIA FRIEDMAN Title: Radio GooGoo Radio GaGa. Linking MYP Subjects with Radio Theatre Target Audience: Grades 9-11 Teacher will create their own radio theather performance, investing the “Googoo Gaagaa“ sensation of reinforcing student learner across the curriculum. The hour will be full of hands on exposure to this methodology for reaching

Thonburi

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13:30-14:30

TRICIA FRIEDMAN description continued students through the performance forum. Those prone to nightmares involving computer, fear not! The workshop leader thinks cutting and pasting is revolutionary, is she can handle the technology aspect of this concept, so can you! All subject area teachers are welcome. Radio theatre promotes collaboration, creativity, linking subject areas, building confidence, using technology in a meaningful manner, and more.

Thonburi

RICHARD HANNAH / BOB ADAMS Title: Progressing towards Sustainability in Community and Service Target Audience: All grade levels This workshop focuses on the ongoing process of establishing and sustaining a community and service program in an international school. Participants will discuss the levels of student participation and come to their own conclusions about what type of program would work in their local environment. The distinction will also be made between what is meant by “community” and what is meant by “service” in regards to projects and how the two can be related.

Rattanakosin

EDMUNDO HERRERA Title: I Need A Mentor Target Audience: K-12 A discussion of the mentor’s role as a transformational leader in charge of passing on the school culture to new teachers, and the protégé’s role and responsibility of nurturing a mentor/protégé relationship that allows for a rapid adaptation to and a successful negotiation of the new environment. The workshop will discuss strategies and experiences for mentors and protégés to deal with their relationship.

Indonesia 2

MOLLY HOBBS / ELYSA CHRISTY Title: Using Assessment to Guide Instruction: Getting Started With Anecdotal Notes Target Audience: K-5 classroom teachers Anecdotal Notes (AN) as part of Bonnie Campbell Hill’s classroom-based assessment: We’ll discuss using continuums, checklists and AN to evaluate learning and inform instruction. We will look at ways to implement and link AN to mini-lessons and continuums. Partcipants will use Bonnie’s Teacher Rubrics to plan for “next steps”.

Malaysia 1

ROBERT HULSE Title. “Barriers to Differentiation: Identify, Strategize, Overcome!” Target Audience: All levels Intensely personal and eminently practical, “Barriers to Differentiation” is a workshop designed to guide, inspire, and connect teachers who struggle in the design and implementation of differentiation strategies. Even with awareness or personal desire, teachers and administrators wrestle with formidable opponents – some personal and many professional – as each seeks to improve his/her practice. Participants in this workshop will reflect on their personal practice, strategize with colleagues, and write a plan for overcoming existing barriers to differentiation.

Myanmar 1

KATHLEEN KRAUTH Title: Visual Literacy: A Must for the 21st Century Target Audience: Middle School, High School, Art, English, Social Studies The current generation has been labeled as the “visual” generation; this assumes a minimal literacy in the visual. Yet, who in secondary education is acknowledging the reality of 21st century acquisition of knowledge and educating students about this acquisition? This workshop will provide teachers with strategies and specific lessons to teach students how to be visually literate in a world where we acquire almost half our knowledge visually.

Myanmar 2

SHAUN MCELROY Title: Becoming a Strengths Quest Target Audience: High School, Counselors, and Administrators. Teachers Welcome. StrengthsQuest is a personal development tool from Gallup. We will explore the program in the context of a grade 9-12 career and college program continuum. Participants will look at a variety of tools and resources (many free) of what make a quality guidance program.

Ballroom 3

M. DEE MULLIGAN Title: Plan a Field Trip to Ecological Destinations in Asia Target Audience: 9-12 grade science students This session will focus on planning a science field trip to a place that is ecologically interesting, safe, and affordable and where learning about the cultural aspect of the country will increase the diversity of what the student will learn on the trip. Participants will come away with templates for all aspects for planning the trip, clear guidelines for planning for unknowns and lesson plans for fieldwork.

Ayuthaya

JODI NITTA Title: Good Living Target Audience: Early Years Plus Exploring three stations: 1) Introducing a new ‘Good Living’ story & picture book series by the author, Jodi Jeannine. 2) Take a ‘resource walk’ to view a variety of activities/ideas & add new ideas of your own. 3) Review children’s quotes/scenarios related to the ‘Good Living’ characteristics & PYP profile words, as well as, putting them into practice.

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workshop session 2 - continued GLEN ROYCE Title: TCGORS - Finding MAKING Time to Learn the Host Country’s Language Target Audience: All We all want to learn the language of the country we find ourselves living in, but with our hectic schedules, where do we find the time? This workshop will show you the ‘how, when, where, what, who and why’ of learning a language EFFECTIVLEY as an expat ! DAVE SUAREZ / ANNE PITT-KENNEDY Title: Differentiating for student readiness through the use of tiered assessments Target Audience: Middle School Tired of teaching to the middle? Anne and Dave will share a system that encourages students to work at their own “learning maximizing” level by giving them the opportunity to select from a range of assessment options depending on the student’s own sense of readiness and desire for challenge.

Chiangmai 2

SARA TRAPPMAN Title: Effective Classroom Volunteer Programs Target Audience: Kindergarten – Grade 3 Having parents in our classrooms in the lower primary grades is just part of the job, but learning how to use them effectively is hardly ever addressed in teacher training or workshops. As a fellow teacher I have heard countless conversations about parents and their effect on the classroom environment. Often teachers find themselves wondering if having parents volunteer is beneficial for our students at all. If you are interested in learning how to effectively use parents in your classroom then join this session. You will walk away from this workshop with some new ides and some resources to get you started!

Myanmar 3

JEFF UTECHT Title: Podcasting, How to Get Started Target Audience: K-12 educators, technology teachers What is a wiki and how can I use it? Will be the main Question we will tackle during this presentation. We will look at wikis used by other educators and participants will walk away with a greater understanding of how to use them in their classroom.

Ballroom 1

JESSICA VAUGHAN / ERICSON PEREZ Title: Co-Teaching in the Everyday Classroom Target Audience: K-12 teachers who are currently in or will be in co-teaching partners. Are you in or going to be in a co-teaching? This workshop will focus on different models of co-teaching. Participants will be determine how these models are relevant in scaffolding content in order to reach ELL, special needs, and mainstream students. Participants will follow two teachers through their co-teaching cycle of planning, implememtation, and assessment.

Chiangmai 1

CHARITY WIEBE / ANNA PELLUM Title: Infusing and Using Music in the General Elementary Classroom Target Audience: K-5 General Classroom Teachers Learn fun, easy-to-use games, songs, and activities that promote the learning of mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies through music in the general elementary classroom. Content will involve movement, body percussion, and the use of instruments to facilitate learning in those subject areas.

Pimai

PAM YORK / CHRISTINE OLDFIELD Title: The Development of Oral Language through the use of Classroom Based Games and Activities Target Audience: ES Teachers, Educators This workshop will be a hands on, practical presentation that focuses on the benefits of small group work in developing the oral language of all learners and especially ESL learners within the homeroom. The major emphasis will be on oral language games and activities that can be adapted and used by the classroom teacher to assist in the language development of all students.

Boardroom

RAIN YI ZHOU Title: Apply Authentic Materials in Teaching Languages Target Audience: Second/Foreign Language Instructors Grades 8 – 12 How can students apply the textbook language into some practical real-world scenarios? What authentic materials can do to help them enhance their language skills? Does it provide them with a rich-cultural context? How to develop their interpretive and presentational skills through authentic materials? This workshop will provide you with good practices and rich resources.

Indonesia 1

14:30-15:00

coffee break

14:30 - 22:00

thai craft fair

Performance: Patana

Ensemble, Bangkok Patana School

“Your Source of Fair Trade Craft Products in Thailand” ThaiCraft brings to you exquisite handicraft products from village communities all over the Thai countryside.

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15:00-16:30

CAROL CARTER Title: Coaching Skills and the Habits of Mind: Motivation for Every Student (Part II) Coaching skills have been popular in corporate America for the last twenty years. Recently, this powerful tool has made its way into the educational arena. Since all of learning is based on emotion, the skill of coaching allows the teacher, tutor, advisor, counselor or parent to artfully ask the questions which can lead students to their own best answers. In this highly interactive session, Carol Carter will link coaching skills to Art Costa’s Habits of Mind. Each attendee will explore not only the basics of coaching, but also how to apply coaching to help students manage themselves more effectively by taking responsibility for their choices and developing the requisite discipline to be successful in college, career and life. We will explore all aspects of coaching and really dig deeply into inquiry and powerful questions. These techniques can be used one-on-one, as well as with a group of students or professionals.

Brunei 1

KELLI CROOKS Title: Expanding Educational Journeys Throughout the International Community People to People Student Leader Programs provides the opportunity to expand educational journeys throughout the international community. Learn how you as an educator can help your students gain an edge in the college admissions race. Join us for a brief presentation and video about the People to People Student Leader Programs, and how both you and your students can become involved in this life shaping opportunity. We look forward to seeing you there.

Myanmar 3

DAVID GHOOGASIAN Title: Teaching and Learning in the Era of the Brain (part 2) Teachers will gain a better understanding of how the brain learns and how to use this information in a classroom learning environment. They will walk away with a better understanding of the brain and learning and several practical teaching strategies that take advantage of how the brain learns best. (This is a condensed version of the pre-conference session).

Ballroom 3

DOUG GOODKIN Title: Musica Poetica-Orff Schulwerk and Literacy Orff Schulwerk is well known for its use of speech, rhymes and poetry as a starting point for musical development. This workshop will explore precisely how language can benefit musical intelligence and how the Orff approach can support and enliven any literacy program.

Disco Room

ROGER GREENAWAY Title: Three exercises for generating participation in discussions How can you change the normal pattern of participation once habits have formed? Learn how to create new social geometries to facilitate participation. In ‘Turntable’ students change places to explore different viewpoints; in ‘Horseshoe’ the starting point is a silent statement; in ‘Talking Knot’ the normal pecking order is changed.

Indonesia 2

CLAY HENSLEY Title: Advanced Placement Program (AP) and International Schools: Connecting Your Students to College Success and Opportunity This interactive session will provide a forum for educators to advise the AP Program on how to better support the work of educators at EARCOS schools. We will also update you on AP’s World Language Initiative, including AP Chinese & Japanese; on the AP Course Audit; on AP international university recognition efforts; on the AP International Diploma; and on expanded AP professional development opportunities. The College Board is a non-for-profit membership association with a hundred-year heritage and a leader in connecting students worldwide to college success.

Boardroom

SHANE HILL Title: Mathletics – What’s the Hype? Mathletics is quickly becoming a worldwide phenomenon. In less than 18 months more than 650 million mathematics questions have been correctly answered by students across the globe. Mathletics has been widely embraced by over a thousand schools from Australia, USA, UK, and international schools in Asia and Europe. This session will highlight the key aspects of Mathletics and analyse the improvement in results that are evident.

Myanmar 1

IAN JUKES Title: Living on the Future Edge: Thinking About Tomorrow Today (Part 2 of two part session) In a world where change is the constant you can’t trust your eyes because what you see will replaced tomorrow. You think your eyes are showing you reality, in fact, they are showing you history. The only way to see the reality of a world on the move is to look for global trends. By carefully examining the significance of several global exponential trends, this presentation profoundly challenges your fundamental assumptions about the world we live and the future that awaits us.

Ballroom 1

MATT MACINNIS Title: Technology-enabled Collaboration in the Modern Classroom How can simple technology features, such as online chat, turn a one-way teacher-led class into a multifaceted and dynamic collaborative learning environment? While there are challenges surrounding behavior management, intelligent use of selected technologies can make the learning process more interesting to students than the alternatives. And proper use of these technologies is what leads to an environment that’s natural for our digitally enabled students.

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MARGARET MACLEAN Title: Learning from Colleagues - Processes for Peer Observation Would you like to learn from your fellow teachers in a meaningful way? Would you like to help your colleagues deal with difficult issues productively? In this interactive workshop you will practice several protocols, which can be used for peer observation. The processes shared can be used in your school setting to learn from your peers, give support to your colleagues and collaboratively solve problems.

Sukhotai

BARBARA PARKER Title: Interacting with Text – Allowing All Students Access to Standards in Reading Comprehension Participants will use a short passage from Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek to apply interactive text strategies such as ‘talk back’ notes. Specific picture books, designed to be used at all levels including high school, will be used to demonstrate direct instruction and modeling in comprehension strategies: making connections and questioning. The workshop is designed to model the teaching strategies so participants will be discussing, reading and writing short responses.

Myanmar 2

BARRIE JO PRICE / ANNA MCFADDEN Title: Wiki As An Instructional Tool: Examples and Issues Collaboration is a central feature is today’s classroom, facilitated sometimes by the use of technology. That, coupled with increased connectivity of all kinds, makes it possible for teachers to consider using a whole new tool set for helping students reach consensus, produce collaborative products and, in general, share information. A wiki is one example of the tool set that might enhance a classroom. This presentation will show examples of how teachers are using wikis, consider any relevant policy issues this might produce, and illustrate the ease with which this tool can be incorporated into the curriculum. Also addressed will be the use of a wiki as a means of collaboration among faculty members.

Thonburi 1, 2

REID RIDGWAY Title: Integrated Learning in Post Tsunami Disaster Recovery This presentation will focus on a unique post tsunami recovery project called the “ECOTOURISM TRAINING CENTER based in Khao Lak Thailand (ground zero for the destruction in Thailand) The Projects creator and Managing Director, Reid Ridgway, will present series of slides and video, explaining the project, with an emphasis on examining the program’s integrated language curriculum. The program (ETC) has been the subject of a huge array of international media attention for it’s success in helping young Thai disaster victims recover personally, and help their larger community to recover as well. It promises to be a very fine presentation and an interesting look at ‘in the trenches’ education and creative approaches to teach English as a foreign language.

Philippines

JEAN-FRANCOIS RISCHARD / CLAYTON LEWIS Title: Creating a Global Initiatives Network (GIN) conference session using NAIS/ECIS/other models.

Ballroom 2

RUSSELL ROBINSON Title: Songwriting in the Classroom: Students Writing Songs to Reinforce Learning in the Classroom (Part 2 - Learning the Basics and Applications) These workshops are for all teachers, not just music teachers! Minimal (to no) music knowledge is required. (Just desire!) It is a fact that we remember what we sing and we remember songs more than we remember words or facts. (How do you remember the alphabet?) Music brings the concepts to life. In these back-to-back workshops, all teachers will learn how to write a song. More importantly, teaching students to write songs will reinforce any learning concepts that are being taught in the classroom. The workshops will be based on Dr. Robinson’s book, Songwriting Made Easy! Yes, anyone can write a song. Just like your students, you will have fun writing and performing your own songs!

Indonesia 1

KHUN SIRILUCK HIRI O-TAPPA Title: The Colorful Culture of Thailand Siriluck Hiri-O-tappa, teacher of Thai language and culture at International School Bangkok, will share her knowledge regarding a variety of cultural issues. For example, do you know what Thai people really call their capital city of Bangkok? She will explain why almost everyone wears yellow on Mondays and why Thais so wholeheartedly respect their king. She will also address the role of Buddhism in the country, as well as offer insight as to how the people of Thailand are coping with the present political and economic issues. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn firsthand about Thailand and its rich culture.

Vietnam

STEPHEN MASSIAH Title: Yes, Children Grieve Target Audience: All Grade Levels This workshop attempts to dispel some of the myths of children’s grief. We will look at factors that impact bereavement and the process of grieving for children and young people. Through the use of a video entitled “A Child’s Grief” produced by Bereaved Families of Ontario, participants will see how bereavement and grief counseling has progressed from Kubler-Ross to contemporary work done by Therese Rando and A. Wolfelt. The workshop concludes with practical approaches that support students in their grief.

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15:00-16:30

CATHIE SUMMERFORD Title: High-Energy A.C.T.I.V.E. Fit4Learning Standards “Learning in Motion” If you want a session jam-packed full of great games and activities that kids love, then this is the hour for you! Taking the Fit4Learning A.C.T.I.V.E. standards, a shot of adrenaline, a dose of enthusiasm and a whole bunch of smiles... bodies will be moving maximally with minimal equipment. All age groups invited. See you there!

Singapore

JEFF UTECHT Title: Students as Creators and Contributors New web 2.0 tools have changed the way we interact with the web. In a web 1.0 world we used the Internet to gather information, to find answers, and absorb information. There was not an easy way for the average person to contribute to this landscape of knowledge. As the 21st century is upon us so is a new web. Web 2.0 other wise known as the read/ write web allows us not only to easily find information, but allows us to be creators and contributors to this new wealth of knowledge. As education as been slow to adapt to these new tools our students have taken them to heart and are using them to create content viewed the world over. Sites such as myspace.com, YouTube.com, Xanga.com, Facebook.com, wikipedia.org, and others allow our students to create information. Our students no longer want to sit in a classroom and be told information. They want to create it, share it, and contribute to the growing knowledge base on the web.

Ayuthaya 1, 2

PAUL WHITE Title: Teaching with Tablets Description: Many schools are moving to a one to one laptop program, but tablet laptops offer many advantages for education. If your school was to give every teacher a tablet laptop and projector, it would revolutionize the way teachers would teach. If students had them as well, the results would be even more dramatic. This presentation will give you the evidence to take back to change your school into a Tablet school.

Brunei 2

DAVID WONG / KATRINA LEHMAN / SANTHA KUMAR Title: Using Digital Videos and Digital Images to make Subject-matter Ideas Compelling for Students In this session, you will learn how teachers like yourself have used digital video and digital image technology to engage students with important subject-matter ideas. These teachers have created what we call “i-Videos” and “i-Images”: powerful representations of ideas designed to provoke students’ thoughts, feels, and behavior with worthwhile ideas. Creating i-Videos and iImages requires three elements: an ability to use the technology, a passion for the subject-matter, and an understanding of how to craft a compelling experience. This session will include a teacher panel who will share i-Videos and i-Images created by themselves and other teachers from international schools while earning their masters degree from Michigan State University’s Educational Technology program in Plymouth, England. 14:30-22:00

Thai Craft Fair Venue: Lower Lobby

18:00-19:15

Reception for Teacher Presenters Venue: Presidential Suite

19:30-21:30

THAI Evening & Welcome Reception

Dinner, Dance & Music Venue: Ballroom and Pool Side

Celebrate being in Thailand !

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friday Schedule friday, March 30, 2007 8:00-10:00

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2nd day of conference Announcements

Ballroom 1, 2

KEYNOTE STUDENT

CHIN ZHAOMIN JASMINE

Title: Frog in the Well - An Old Chinese Proverb Biography: My name is Chin Zhaomin Jasmine, and I am Singaporean by birth but Chinese by heritage. Because of my nationality and my race, I speak both English and Mandarin, but I hope to learn a European language in the future. I lived in Singapore for the first 16 years of my life, and was very fortunate to have experienced the rich diversity of cultures and traditions. In March 2005, I moved to Beijing, China, where I first ventured into a paradoxical world of oriental tradition and modern internationalism. My stay in China allowed me to explore the roots of my Chinese heritage, while my education at the international school – Western Academy of Beijing – encouraged me to discover the meaning of global citizenship. In order to promote global awareness and social cohesion, both of which are vital in sustaining world development, I undertook projects such as the organisation of International Day for the high school and middle school, in which all students and staff gathered together to celebrate cultural diversity and learnt about the Millennium Development Goals. I have also undertaken projects that would allow me to serve the community via my love for music, such as organising a charity music concert in order to raise funds for Breast Cancer research in Beijing. I endeavour to read Music at Oxford University in the fall of 2007, and I hope to be able to use my knowledge in Music to contribute to the society in future. - Jasmine was recipient of the EARCOS Global Citizen Award from Western Academy of Beijing. KEYNOTE ADDRESS

IAN JUKES

Title: Our Children are Not the Students Our Schools Were Designed For: Understanding Digital Kids Today’s world is not the world we grew up in; and today’s world is certainly not the world our children will live in. Because of the dramatic changes our world has undergone, today’s digital kids are not the students our schools were designed for; and our students are not the students today’s teachers were trained to teach. This keynote examines the effect digital bombardment from constant exposure to digital media has on digital kids in the new digital landscape and considers the profound implications this holds for the future of education. What does the latest neuroscientific and psychological research tell us about the role of intense and frequent experiences on the brain, particularly the young and impressionable brain? Based on the research, what inferences can we make about kids’ digital experiences and how these experiences are re-wiring and re-shaping their cognitive processes? More importantly, what are the implications for teaching, learning and assessment in the new digital landscape? How can we reconcile these new developments with current instructional practices particularly in a climate of standards and accountability driven by high stakes testing for all? What strategies can we use to appeal to the learning preferences and communication needs of digital learners while at the same time honoring our traditional assumptions and practices related to teaching, learning and assessment? Participants should prepare to have their assumptions about children and how they learn seriously challenged. Biography: Ian Jukes has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor and keynote speaker. As the Director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international consulting group that provides leadership and program Development in the areas of assessment and evaluation, strategic alignment, curriculum design and publication, professional development, planning, change management, hardware and software acquisition, information services, customized research, media services, and on-line training as well as conference keynotes and workshop presentations. In August 2002 Consulting Magazine Online named him one of the top ten educational speakers in America. Ian has written six books, 9 educational series and had more than 100 articles published in various journals. Ian is also the publisher of an on-line electronic newsletter, the Committed Sardine Blog, which is electronically distributed to more than 17,000 people in 60 countries. He is also the creator and co-developer of TechWorks, the internationally successful K-8 technology framework; and was the catalyst of the NetSavvy and InfoSavvy information literacy series; he has been a Contributing Editor for several journals and magazines. His two most recently published books are Net.Savvy: Building Information Literacy for the Classroom, co-authored with Anita Dosaj and Bruce Macdonald, and Windows on the Future, co-authored with Ted McCain. Corwin Press publishes both books. He is currently working on the 2nd edition of Windows on the Future and a book on Digital Kids and another on Schools of the Future. Ian is an educator first and foremost. His focus has consistently been on the compelling need to restructure our educational institutions so that they become relevant to the current and future needs of children. His rambunctious, irreverent and highly charged presentations and articles emphasize many of the practical issues related to ensuring that change is meaningful. As a registered educational evangelist, his self-avowed mission in life is to ensure that children are properly prepared for the future rather than society’s past. As a result, his material tends to focus on many of the pragmatic issues that provide the essential context for educational restructuring.

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10:00-10:30

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Fr. WIRACH AMONPATTANA / WAYNE BEYER / PETER ANTHONY Title: Will 1:1 Wireless Computing Work For You? 1:1 wireless computing is now a viable option for many schools. Representatives from Ruamrudee International School will present an historical perspective of their school’s laptop program with practical information for schools considering such a transition. The workshop will include resources to help teachers in analyzing their current situation and preparing for implementation of a 1:1 computing program.

Philippines

KAREN BOYES Title: The Many Ways the Brain Learns and Remembers “If your students don’t remember what you taught, maybe they didn’t learn it - and if they never learned it - maybe - just maybe - you didn’t teach it.” Rich Allen You’ll learn the 7 keys to memory and how to retain new information once learned. Understand the power of the memory and how to make information stand out. Learn how the brain learns and how to ensure your messages are memorable.

Ballroom 3

NAOMI FUNAHASHI / STEFANIE LAMB / RYLAN SEKIGUCHI Title: Strategies for Teaching World Religions This interactive workshop will focus on teaching about Confucianism and Islam. Participants will engage in several activities from two SPICE curriculum units, Religions and Philosophies in China and Islamic Civilizations and the Arts. This workshop is appropriate for middle school Social Studies teachers, and participants will receive complimentary curriculum from SPICE.

Ratanakosin

JACK GANTOS Title: Writing Picture Book: Today’s Student Journals are Tomorrow’s Literature! Join Jack as he takes you from his childhood journals to the writing of the “Jack Henry” series of autobiographical stories. If he can do it, you can do it, and so can your students. Find out how to bring content and structure together to create interesting, well written stories. Come to learn and laugh.

Ballroom 1

ROGER GREENAWAY Title: How to ask questions that help students learn from experience When you want to draw on students’ own experiences, this active learning cycle will help you to ask well sequenced and productive questions. The cycle will be applied to Guided Reflection, Success-Focussed Learning, Action Replay, Sentence Completion and Metaphor Making as well as to the art of asking good questions.

Indonesia 2

BORIS KORSUNSKY Title: Gender Issues in Mathematics and Science Education I use latest research findings and my own experience to delve into this politically charged aspect of education and present strategies that are based on sound empirical data and allow the teacher to effectively engage the students of either gender in mathematics and science classes.

Myanmar 2

ROSEBETH MARCOU Title: Attention Deficits- Effective Tools for Classroom Management This is a continuation of workshop 1. In this workshop an array of management approaches for the behavioral, cognitive and social impacts of attention deficits will be discussed. Strategies for fine tuning existing management plans and extending management beyond the classroom will be covered. In addition, there will be discussion of non-classroom management topics such as medication and alternative therapies. It is recommended that participants will have come to the workshop session 1 on this topic.

Ayuthaya 1, 2

IAN MCCUAIG Title: Exploration of rhythm using South & North Indian counting methods Using percussion instruments we will experiment with South and North Indian Rhythm counting sequences. We will then apply the rhythms to different percussion instruments. The goal of the session is to have a group rhythm experience while creating an original composition. The group will perform at the gala event on Saturday evening. No previous music experience or musical knowledge necessary! (Limited to 20 participants only)

Pimai

JORGE NELSON / ANDREW KERR Title: Preparing the 21st Century Learner While preparing the 21st Century Learner is a new U.S. initiative, it contains the same skills we want for all students: critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creative, information and media literacy, and contextual learning. How to do we make the balance between educating students and preparing students for the workforce? It should not be a conflict as the end result is the same, creating a life-long learner.

Malaysia

JEAN-FRANCOIS RISCHARD Title: Inconvenient Solution: “what we would have to do to solve the dangerous climate change problem once and for all”

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workshop session 4 - continued DAVID OTTAVIANO Title: How No Child Left Behind will Affect You As a result of the Federal legislation, No child left behind, American public schools are on the path to becoming more competitive with International schools in the quality of the education being received by students. How will this affect the future demands of your constituents, the parents? What can you do to meet this challenge head on? What are the new licensing requirements for teachers and administrators? This workshop will explore challenges and solutions.

Sukhotai

DIANE PAYNTER Title: Institutionalizing Effective Instruction Long-term serious school reform is not easy. One aspect of this reform involves institutionalizing effective instruction, as the use of effective instruction and classroom management is the life-blood of a well-functioning school or district. This session will focus on three phases of implementation that will help ensure that effective strategies are used and reinforced in every classroom using a professional learning community approach. Additionally, it will present an instructional model that focuses on both the art and science of teaching that can be used within these phases of implementation.

Chiangmai 1

BARRIE JO PRICE / ANNA MCFADDEN Title: Cyber or Online Bullying The session will specifically define this term and give examples of its existence, both in school and in the online communities beyond school. The existence of this as a parent-teacher issue that goes beyond the school walls and its control, into the students’ homes, documents the seamless nature of today’s world, and with that acknowledgement comes the reality of how difficult it is to identify such bullying and even more difficult to intervene. This session will focus on policies and procedures from schools as well as suggestions for teachers and parents gleaned from the literature and on-site interviews.

Thonburi 1, 2

RUSSELL ROBINSON Title: Creative Rehearsal Techniques for Today’s Choral Classroom: Maintaining Student Interest and Maximizing Their Musicianship!! In this session, Dr. Robinson will demonstrate his proven techniques for teaching today’s students. How are students different in the 21st century? How are they the same? What are the uses and abuses of positive reinforcement? What is reinforcement error? Is what students see and hear what you’ll get? How do we know students have learned in choral music? All of these questions and more will be explored by Dr. Robinson in an interactive setting with the participants. This will utilize his video/DVD by the same title, and complimentary materials will be provided.

Indonesia 1

STEVE SOBONYA Title: Application of Nutrition for Fitness and Performance. Learn a simple approach to nutrition that can be used for young, novice and even very advanced athletes. This simple method can be a very positive educational tool because it teaches the student WHY we need to eat certain foods and the functions that different foods play in terms of contributing to the function of the muscles and systems of the body. This simple method has proven to be a very effective educational tool in helping people of all ages learn a balanced approach to eating a diet for weight management, weight loss, and sports performance.

Singapore

OSCAR SOULE Title: Collaborative Learning The speaker will draw on his experience of working with small groups to achieve greater success in the environmental studies classroom. Emphasis will be placed on what works and why. People attending will have the opportunity to share experiences. Application of classroom activities to community issues for the natural and physical sciences will be examined. The information presented should be useful to teachers in all disciplines.

Brunei 1, 2

lunch compliments of earcos

12:00-12:30

Performance:

ASB Meistersingers, American School Bangkok

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LAURA ARNOW Title: Every Day Counts: Critical thinking skills through calendar routines Target Audience: Primary (K-6) In 15-20 engaging minutes a day, students develop the ability to understand, explain, and debate mathematical ideas across the curriculum. Calendar time reinforces key skill areas, strengthens oral language skills and math vocabulary, enables students to explore different approaches to problem solving, facilitates mental mathematics, and develops the skill of convincing peers about one’s mathematical thinking. Although Every Day Counts is commercially available through Houghton Mifflin, the concepts and techniques presented can be implemented in classrooms with or without the commercial kit.

Boardroom

RUTH AUTY Title: Theatre Sports for Anyone, In / Out of Any Ordinary Multicultural Classroom Target Audience: K-12 Timed, Competitive, Total Involvement, Exciting, Fun, Endorphin-Enhancing, Adrenaline-Pumping, Mind-Stretching, Subject/Theme/Topic/Event/Holiday Related, For Group/Class/Year Team/Whole School, Multi-Lingual, Multi-Cultural, “No Kid Left Out,” Fantasmagorically Supermendously Outrageously Exhausting Yet Exhilartingly Challenging.... Theatresports In An International School. Do Not Expect To Sit In Your Seat For This One.

Ayuthaya

MICHAEL CASTELLANI Title: Effective uses of Mathematical Software and TI Series Calculators Target Audience: MS and HS Mathematics & Science Departments Outline ways to implement Geometry Sketchpad into the classroom for the purpose of graphing and creating various diagrams. An introduction to various software packages available, which are powerful tools for graphing functions (including Trig) and basic Calculus exercises. Outlining the basic operations and tools for the TI series calculators including common misconceptions, operations and CPU connectivity. (Participants need to bring TI series Calculator & USB)

Philippines

VIVIAN WAN-FANG CHENG / BARI RABINE Title: Electronic Portfolios: Making It Happen Target Audience: Applicable to all grade levels and all subject areas This workshop will answer the following questions about electronic portfolios: 1) What are electronic portfolios? 2) Why use them in the classroom? 3) What does an electronic portfolio look like? and 4) How can I do it? by explaining the process of having students put together an electronic portfolio. We will provide examples of guidelines and reflections used by the students and showcase examples of current students’ portfolios.

Pimai

ROBERT DAVIS Title: Art, Local Community and International School Interactions: a model at Shanghai American School Target Audience: Teachers/Administrators The purpose of this workshop is to look at ways in which international schools can work collaboratively with local schools thru the Arts. I propose to begin with the experience of shared projects between Shanghai American School and Li Min School for children of migrant workers in China.

Brunei 1

LEAH DEWHURST / LIZA STINE Title: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies through Literature Target Audience: Grades 1-3 In this workshop we will explore methods of using children’s literature to teach comprehension strategies with young readers. We will base our workshop on the comprehension strategies described in Oliver and Keene’s book Mosaic of Thought. We will demonstrate and experiment with practical activities for connecting, inferring, questioning, and visualizing that can be used in the classroom. We will also lead a discussion to share experiences and ideas from all of our classrooms.

Ballroom 3

JIM FIDLER / JENNIFER MAGIEROWICZ Title: The 4 Roles Reading Framework – a literacy/reading framework across the curriculum Target Audience: Middle School (focus) Grades 5 – 12 (suitable for) This hands-on workshop will present the 4 Roles Reading Framework. This reading framework can be used in any subject area to structure reading instruction in order to deepen content knowledge, increase critical vocabulary acquisition, and to foster critical thinking.

Myanmar 3

MARK KUCHARSKI Title: How to improve your photography and graphic design Target Audience: All Teachers An informal workshop where teachers can ask questions and discuss issues around photography and graphic design, in order to improve their presentations or handouts. The workshop will cover topics such as photographic technique, film versus digital, image resolution, photoshop, cameras, file management, layout, typography, hierarchy of information.

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SANTHA KUMAR Title: Impact of The Mobile Lab on Classroom Practice Target Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers The presentation is about how the mobile lab affects classroom practice. This is a product of my action research I did in my classroom during spring 2006 as a part of my masters program in educational technology of Michigan State University. This research brought out the potential benefits of using the lab in a classroom and the technical issues as well. I am going to share the benefits, issues and also what I did to overcome the issues.

Indonesia 2

MICHAEL LAMBERT Title: How to Get Students to Think Critically Target Audience: Grades 3-8 Are your students unable to infer, evaluate, synthesize, analyze, etc. effectively? This workshop is designed to give you practical ideas on how to push your students to read-between-the-lines, make deeper connections and begin a process to “think” creatively and critically.

Ballroom 1

HAUHOUOT DIAMBRA ODI Title: Using “Eat Right Analysis” Software to promote Healthy Eating Habits. Target Audience: Middle School to High School Addressing the national obesity epidemic should start in the classroom with proactive teachers trained to analyzing and interpreting nutrition information with the aid of nutrition software. The workshop will educators to become familiar with nutritional analysis software as a powerful tool to enhance nutritional education.

Brunei 2

BETSY PICKERING Title: Claymation Music Video Festival with MS Movie Maker Target Audience: Upper School: Grades 7 through 10 Participants will see how to create a claymation music video using MS Movie Maker. The Design Cycle will be used to Investigate storyboarding and claymation techniques, Plan a music video, Create the clay figure and video, and Evaluate the final product. Participants will learn to use MS Movie Maker to edit clips, upload sound and use the storyboard and timeline functions. Sample armatures, clay figures, hand outs and videos will be shared.

Malaysia 2

LEANNE RAINBOW Title: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally Target Audience: Grades 4-10 How can we make global issues become real for young students? At this workshop, we will look at a framework that can be used to lead students through the study of and action towards a global issue. This process empowers students and leaves them with the skills necessary to analyze and address issues they may face in the future.

Myanmar 2

LARAINE MAY REASON Title: Parents On Board Programme Target Audience: Secondary school – or grades 5 – 12 and indeed any educator who may be interested in setting up a parent programme. Parents are the key to maximizing student success. The Parent on Board Programme is a successful programme that I have been running since 1997. It is designed to empower parents to facilitate their child’s learning at home. The programme fosters a partnership with the school and encourages parents to play an active role in their child’s learning. Parents are given useful tips and a number of educational paradigms to work with at home.

Malaysia 1

KAREN ROSENBAUM / ANTHONY SHERIDAN Title: The Explicit Teaching of English Pronunciation in the High School Target Audience: All This is a very practical workshop. Do ESL students pick up pronunciation naturally or should it be explicitly taught? How will better pronunciation skills help ESL students improve all language skills and self-confidence? Which fun activities will help students improve their pronunciation? This workshop/ presentation, developed from a six week pronunciation course at ISB for high school ESL students, will answer these questions.

Thonburi

ROB RUBIS / STEPHANIE WALLIS / KATHLEEN REVELLE Title: Laptop Initiatives and the International School Library Target Audience: Librarians (aka: Media Specialists; Teacher/Librarians) All levels, but particularly Secondary School. Also, administrators and teachers involved in planning or implementing laptop initiatives. Increasingly, upper level students in international schools are being encouraged or required to use laptop computers in classes and other venues on campus. Schools may mandate that students bring their own, individually-purchased computers to campus, or that students lease specifically-configured computers from the school. Alternatively, school-owned laptops on carts may be provided for use in classrooms and other venues. As three whose schools have implemented three different laptop programs, we propose to describe briefly our varying experiences with laptop technology in the library, and then to provide a forum for our librarian colleagues to discuss the various ways in which this burgeoning technology can be managed in the school library, to best enhance student learning.

Rattanakosin

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friday schedule friday, March 30, 2007

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12:30-13:30

MARK SWARSTAD Title: Random Acts - Raising Awareness, Self- Esteem and Community Involvement Target Audience: Middle School-High School We will use counselor brain power to design random acts of kindness groups, discuss the benefits of these groups and then compare them to random acts- a middle school group at SAS.

Chiangmai

NAT AND JEN WHITMAN Title: Tell a Tale or Two: Storytelling in the Classroom Target Audience: K-8 Storytelling is a powerful tool for instruction. Come and learn strategies for incorporating oral storytelling in your classroom daily. This session will touch on current research and provide ideas for using storytelling across the curriculum. You will learn two short folktales to use with your class right away. This is an active workshop—be prepared to move around and play with story!

Ballroom 2

IVY WONG / RUTH WATSON Title: Dual Language Learning and Teaching and It Can be Done! Target Audience: K – 8 teachers; language coordinators How does one accomplish bringing dual languages learning into full fruition when the timeframe in schools remains universally unchanged? What are the methodologies and curriculum contexts when looking into collaborative learning and teaching frameworks that impact positively on learners’ language capacity?

Sukhotai

ARIEL XIAOXIAO FU / NANCY LI JUAN DU Title: Assessment for Learning - Mandarin Target Audience: K-12 Foreign language teachers We will introduce the background theories regarding assessment for learning including its definition, its importance, key questions that should be addressed, and critical factors affecting quality classroom assessment. We will share and evaluate assessment samples from Mandarin classes to demonstrate how it operates in our school for students oral, written and conceptual understanding of the subject.

Myanmar 1

CHRIS YOUNG Title: Got Aloha? How to Boost Staff Morale on Aloha Friday ! Target Audience: All grade levels, secretaries, administrators, worldwide friends and family members Aloha Friday is a way to bring school staff together and boost their morale at the same time. Each participant will get a taste of Aloha Friday coffee and a brief history of how the Aloha Friday tradition started. Fun ‘Got Aloha?’ activities will keep the participants busy. I will conclude by sharing my own and other person’s reflections on how Aloha Friday has been a positive experience at their school and in their life.

Indonesia 1

13:30-14:30

Coffee break

14:00-16:30

double workshop session 6 & 7

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CAROL CARTER Title: Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences: Linking Learning to Careers, Majors and Fields of Interest This interactive session will focus on how participants can help each student understand the basics of their own personality and their own learning styles. Based on the work of Mel Levine, Howard Gardner and the Kiersey Sorter, these frameworks provide students with valuable information about their strengths, weaknesses, aptitudes and interests, which can ground them academically and give them insight about professions which would be the best fits for them. We will explore how these basic areas link to real world experiences which students need to be competitive in today’s global job market: internships, coops and part-time job experiences. Many students make career decisions based on an idealistic and often unexplored career. This session will give participants the framework to help them probe, question, examine and explore the careers that are of interest while they still have time to gain the requisite experience and exposure to know whether that field is a good fit for their gifts, talents and abilities.

Malaysia 1

MARC FRANKEL Title: Leadership Seminar Continuation of Preconference

Boardroom

JUDY FREEMAN Title: ACT IT OUT: Bringing Children’s Books to Life with Storytelling, Singing, Creative Drama, and Reader’s Theater, Grades K-6 Want your students reading with comprehension, expression, fluency, and joy? Judy Freeman’s hands-on, show-andtell workshop is packed with stories to hear today and tell tomorrow, songs to sing, and surefire ways to bring children’s books to life. Learn easy storytelling techniques and practical “tricks of the trade” to get your children hanging on every word. Creative drama is wonderful for recalling the sequence of a story, interacting with story characters, and developing creativity. Reader’s Theater incorporates elements of creative drama, but with a proscribed script for children to read aloud. We’ll model ways to bring performance art to the classroom using unforgettable recent children’s books. Be sure to print out and bring your handout.

Brunei 1, 2

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JOSEPH GAGNON Title: Proactively Addressing Student Behavior Problems in International Schools Many teachers in many international schools are faced with challenging student behaviors. Issues of concern include problems with student attention and organization, compliance with school and class rules, and motivation. This session will highlight positive and proactive strategies within the context of a multi-tiered behavior system (i.e., primary, secondary, tertiary interventions). The focus will be on behavioral and cognitive strategies that teachers can immediately implement in their classroom, including such topics as routines, effective reinforcement, guidelines for using time-out, transition strategies, contingency contracting, and problem solving. Throughout the presentation, participants will be encouraged to ask questions and discuss application of strategies.

Indonesia 1

JACK GANTOS Title: WRITING IS ALL PERSONAL: You are what you write—from imaginative fiction to memoir. From Rotten Ralph to “Jack Henry” to “Joey Pigza” to my young adult memoir, HOLE IN MY LIFE . What do all these books have in common besides my pen, cats, characters and lots of catharsis? Join me as I circumnavigate my own world for a discussion on how the content of your life becomes the content for your literature.

Myanmar 2

DAVID GHOOGASIAN Title: Understanding the Adolescent Brain Research is showing us that the adolescent brain, rather than being a finished product, is very much a work in progress. The old assumption that it is the same as an adult brain is being replaced with a different view. What many consider the “peculiarities” of adolescent behavior appear to have strong, underlying biological correlations. In this session, we will explore what some of these changes may be and what influence they may have.

Ballroom 1

DOUG GOODKIN Title: Now’s The time: Jazz for all Ages One of our greatest cultural inheritances remains neglected in the world of general music because we haven’t considered how to make the complexities of jazz accessible to young children. Combining the Orff approach with a toes-up sequential development, we will learn simple jazz arrangements, with an emphasis on improvisation. Those who play band instruments should bring them to add to the ensemble.

Disco Room

DOUG JOHNSON Title: Survival Skills for the Internet Information Jungle Jungles can be confusing and even dangerous to the inexperienced traveler. The sheer abundance of resources in them demand the explorer have special skills if they are going to survive and thrive. This presentation describes six Information Jungle Survival Tips for students and suggests how they can be taught.

Philippines

IAN JUKES Title: Windows on the Future Revisited: New Schools For the New World By now, most people have realized that the world is no longer the stable and predictable place that it once even just a few short years ago. There are many who say that the changes in the next 5 years will absolutely dwarf those of the last 50 years. What impact will this changing world have on education? What will learning look like? How will learning be assessed? What skills in learners and educators will be most highly valued? And how can educators design effective learning environments in a world of accelerating change? By taking a time machine 13 years into the future, this presentation explores the shift in curriculum and thinking that will be necessary to equip learners for success in the 21st century, and identifies what this signifies for education and educators. In a time when the primary focus increasingly seems to be on accountability, standards and high stakes testing, how can schools prepare students to be effective learners and educators to be more more effective teachers in a fundamentally different world than the one we grew up in?

Ballroom 2

BORIS KORSUNSKY Title: Teaching General Problem Solving Skills in Physics and Mathematics This double-session workshop focuses on the pedagogy of teaching general problem solving strategies in the classroom setting. We will also solve (together!) some challenging problems. The workshop is based on the comprehensive ISET (Incentives, Strategies, Example, Tasks) approach developed by the presenter.

Myanmar 1

RON LANCASTER Title: Problems and puzzles for students with an intrinsic interest in mathematics We will work through a number of wonderful mathematical problems and puzzles that can be used to challenge students who have strong abilities in mathematics. Some of the material that we will discuss can be used with a wide range of students, but the main focus will be on students who have an intrinsic interest in mathematics.

Ballroom 3

MARGARET MACLEAN Title: Collaborative Reflection - a way to improve our work Collaborative reflection helps teachers design and refine their professional work. In this interactive session we will use s “Success Analysis” protocol to share successful practices from our classrooms. You will also be introduced to a “Tuning protocol” which can be used to improve units, lessons, assessments or other teacher work. Participants will leave with ideas and materials to use this work with their colleagues in their own schools.

Sukhotai / Pimai

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friday schedule friday, March 30, 2007

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14:00-16:30

CLAYTON LEWIS Title: J.F. Rischard’s High Noon and the implications for education What is the relationship between J.F. Rischard’s twenty issues and what is being taught in our schools? International schools profess to be focused upon global citizenship and responsibility. However, their curricula are often narrow and culturally biased at the expense of a global perspective, particularly in the secondary years. Young people have difficulty making a connection between what they study and what they encounter daily in the media. A new paradigm must bridge the past with the present in order that students are better prepared for the future. The OECD states clearly through its PISA study that students should focus upon social problem-solving rather than just discrete subjects, and develop core competencies for the 21st Century. International schools are ideally suited to lead such an initiative, working in close cooperation with universities, the College Board, the IBO, Cambridge International Examinations, and other such agencies.

Rattanakosin

ROSEBETH MARCOU Title: Social Cognition: Acting right, talking right and being right There are a range of elements of social cognition which impact not only the peer relationships of a child, but also their learning and academic understanding. The socially ineffective child misreads, misinterprets and responds based upon these misunderstandings. Classroom teachers and counselors who understand these variations can develop effective strategies to help the child learn to ‘think socially’ and become more adept at acting, talking and being ‘right’ in a social sense.

Ayuthaya 1, 2

BARBARA PARKER Title: Assessing Standards through a Menu of Choices Participants will design a menu based upon and/or integrating reading, writing, science process skills, or social studies standards. A general introduction to menu design will be followed by participants working in small groups or individually to design their own menu to be used in their classroom.

Myanmar 3

DIANE PAYTER Title: Classroom Grading and Record Keeping in a Standards-Based System This session will focus on how to create systems of grading, record keeping, and reporting that allow schools and districts to use assessment data from classroom teachers to track student progress on specific learning goals and standards. The session will address: - The weaknesses of current systems of classroom assessment and grading - Why a system of classroom assessment should be topic-based - How to design and score classroom assessments that are topic-based and estimate students’ true scores on topics at the end of a grading period in a variety of ways - How to translate topic scores into traditional grades - Why a classroom-based assessment system can alleviate the need for large scale assessments as the primary measures of student achievement.

Malaysia 2

JANE POLLOCK Title: One Teacher at a Time: Instruction Participants will: Learn the nine research-based instructional strategies that have the highest probability of enhancing student achievement, Understand different types of knowledge, procedural and declarative, and how they are learned differently and should be taught differently, Learn to match the instructional strategies with the different kinds of knowledge, Learn to sequence instructional strategies in lesson planning

Chiangmai 1

BARRIE JO PRICE / ANNA MCFADDEN Title: MP3s and Podcasts Go to School! This will be a demonstration of MP3s and Pod Casts, showing some of the things other teachers and schools have made. These tools will be introduced, but the assumption is that most people are familiar with MP3s, so the emphasis will be on how to use them for instructional purposes. Pod casting will be demonstrated and issues considered such as copyright, equipment needed and instructional applications. The outcomes from this session will be knowledge of what these tools are and how they work, exposure to how these are being used by teachers and students for instruction and knowledge of the basic equipment needed. There will be a ‘door prize’ of an MP3 player and other instructional items!

Thonburi 1, 2

Title: THE BLOGS ARE COMING! This workshop will begin with a basic introduction to the idea of blogs, including a showcasing of a wide range of types of blogs. Then instructional blogs and blogs from teachers will be shared. The issues associated with blogging as an instructional tool will be discussed and examples shared from classes and schools. The last part of the workshop participants will go to the computers and log into an instructional site that’s a companion piece to the workshop. From there, participants will review blogs and set up their own blog. Outcomes will include knowledge of how a blog works, a listing of the characteristics of an instructional blog, and experience in setting up a blog. The content can be generalized to how to help students set up blogs and use them in instruction. STEVE SOBONYA (Session 7) Title: Biomechinics: Evaluation and Application for Performance and Fitness Learn simple methods of evaluation of the human body in terms of muscle balance, flexibility, function, strength, stability, balance, and force production. Learn how to apply this biomechanical information for enhanced physical fitness and sports performance in all planes of movement.

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CATHIE SUMMERFORD (Session 6) Title: Action-Packed Classrooms Ready, set, action! Fire-up, jump-start and get those behinds “Moving across the Content Standards” to some way-cool academic tunes. Teaching Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Health f”Out of their seats” for kinesthetic learners to anchor core concepts through multiple modalities. When children are engaged in the learning process, scores go up while discipline problems go down. Don’t miss out on this incredible research-based 1 1/2 hour experience.

Indonesia 2

TOM WOOD Title: The use of ICT within the Art Room We will look at the uses of digital photography and Photoshop and it’s applications in the classroom and how it is integrated into the more traditional media of drawing, painting and printmaking.

Singapore

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SAturday schedule saturday, March 31, 2007

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3rd day of conference

run and walk - Dedicated to Dr. Robert Allan Sills (1945-2006)

5:30- 7:00

Bus transport to Limpini Park Announcements

8:00-10:00

Ballroom

STUDENT KEYNOTE

JULIA KNIGHT

Title: Global Citizenship Singapore American School Biography: Until she was nine, Julia Knight was a born-and-bred New Yorker, residing first in Manhattan and then in Bronxville, NY. Just before her tenth birthday, she relocated to Singapore, where she has been living since. A senior at Singapore American School, Julia is chair of the Honor Code Committee, editor of the Prism literary magazine, and participant in several competitive public speaking events. Through SAS, Julia has been involved with community service activities, including teaching basic computer skills to migrant workers, co-chairing a fundraiser for the 2005 Indian/Pakistan earthquake, house-building with Habitat for Humanity in the Philippines, and volunteering with a community center in Soweto, South Africa. When she is not at school, Julia can be found practicing photography, attempting to play the guitar, or frequenting coffeehouses. Julia will be attending Yale University in the fall. Julia was the recipient of the EARCOS Global Citizenship Award from Singapore America School. KEYNOTE ADDRESS

MECHAI VIRAVAIDYA

Title: Thinking out of the Box for the New Generation An examination of the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic to demonstrate how to abolish the dilemma through ‘thinking out of the box’. It discusses PDA’s work and activities in family planning and HIV/AIDS and how this contributed to a major reduction of potential infections in Thailand. Biography: Mr. Mechai Viravaidya is the Founder/Chairman of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA), one of Thailand’s largest and most successful private, non-profit development organizations. Since 1974, PDA has initiated community-based family planning services, poverty reduction, rural development and environmental programs, as well as HIV / AIDS prevention activities throughout Thailand. Mr. Mechai played a large role in the success of Thailand’s national family planning program, which resulted in one of the most rapid fertility declines in the modern era as the rate of annual population growth declined from over 3% in 1974 to 0.8% in 2002, and the average number of children per family fell from seven to under two. Mr. Mechai was appointed to the Thai Senate in 1987 and again in 1997; each term for three years. Then in 2000, under Thailand’s new constitution, he was elected to serve a six year term. He was appointed as a Minister to the Office of the Prime Minister in 1991 and 1992, when he assisted Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun as the chief architect in establishing a comprehensive national HIV I AIDS prevention policy and program. This initiative is regarded as the most outstanding national effort by any country, and by 2004 Thailand had experienced a 90% reduction in new infections of HIV. He has also served as Government Spokesman, Deputy Minister of Industry, CEO of the Provincial Waterworks Authority, Chairman of Krung Thai Bank and the Telephone Organization of Thailand. He was appointed as the Ambassador for UNAIDS in 1999. Mr. Mechai has received numerous awards including 1997 the United Nations Population Award, the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in 1994, the Paul Hoffman Award and the United Nations Gold Peace Medal in 1981. He has been granted decorations from the Governments of Thailand, Australia and the Federal Republic of Germany. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Institute of International Development in 1988-89, and holds several honorary doctorate degrees from Universities in Thailand and abroad. Mr. Mechai Viravaidya was born on January 17, 1941.

Coffee break

10:00-10:30

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saturday Schedule saturday, March 31, 2007 10:30-12:00

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KIPPER BLAKELEY / AMM NISANAT CHIRDKIATISAK Title: Adopting a Village Program designed by Population & Community Development Association (PDA) to eradicate poverty.

Ballroom 2

KAREN BOYES Title: Creating An Effective Learning Environment Discover many simple ways to set up an effective learning environment including the importance of using music, temperature, setting and time of day. You’ll also explore the social and psychological environment and how these have long lasting impact on the learning ability of your students.

Ballroom 3

JUDY FREEMAN - Title: Books Kids Will Sit Still For (Part 1) In Judy Freeman’s fast-paced show-and-tell workshop, get a handle on some of the past year’s best new children’s books. Judy will share innovative and practical ways to use these titles for curricular connections, thematic tie-ins, literature-based learning, reading aloud, and just plain fun! It’s a quick literature blast for teachers and librarians who want: lively, concise, honest evaluations of new books every teacher and librarian should know, hands-on demonstrations of read-alouds, book talks, and a host of kid-tested literature-based activities, techniques, and ideas to use immediately with your teachers and children, a fast tour though the school curriculum of new and fabulous books that will get children reading, writing, and responding to literature, a comprehensive handout, including an annotated booklist.

Brunei 1, 2

SANDRA HAHN Title: Visible Thinking Enabling Understanding through Visible Thinking in schools and classrooms. To quote David Perkins (Harvard Graduate School):“Today we need to educate in ways that not only inform people but equip them with knowledge, attitudes, and thinking and learning skills that make them nimbly adaptable in the worlds of the future. We need to educate not just for the known but the unknown.”

Myanmar 3

CLAY HENSLEY Title: Tools for International Schools: How Can the College Board Better Connect Your Students to College Success? This interactive session will provide a forum for EARCOS educators to advise the College Board on how to better support the work of their schools. We will also update you on new educational initiatives of the College Board. Join us for an overview of PSAT/NMSQT and the wealth of valuable resources and reporting offered through the program, including College QuickStart, Score Report Plus, MyRoad, the Summary of Answers and Skills Report (S.O.A.S.), AP Potential, Student Search Service (S.S.S.), Destination College, and more. Discuss lessons learned from the recently revised SAT. We will look at how universities and schools have responded to the changes and also review research to examine the effects of the changes. Learn about expanding -- and free -- online services for both students and teachers. There will be ample opportunities for questions and discussion. The College Board is a non-for-profit membership association with a hundred-year heritage and a leader in connecting students worldwide to college success.

Boardroom

DOUG JOHNSON - Title: E-books, E-Learning, E-Gads! The practical e-book, already here in many forms, will have a significant impact on our schools, libraries, and our profession. Learn what a real e-book might contain, based on current products and trends along with strategies for staying relevant as a physical presence in our schools and students’ lives. For warned is for armed!

Philippines

IAN JUKES Title: From Gutenberg to Gates to Google and Beyond: .EDU meets .COM As Gutenberg’s printing press ignited the Renaissance, computers, the Internet, networking and now Google are igniting the Digital Renaissance. Emerging technologies will have a profound effect on the near and distant future of education. Fundamental change will happen whether schools, as learning institutions, embrace it or not because kids, teachers and parents will be using digital tools and accessing the Internet from home, at night, and outside of the purview of the school. They, rather than our traditions and traditional assumptions about learning and assessment will ultimately influence the direction of schools and learning. What happens when the people outside of education who are building information infrastructures start effectively leveraging the immense power of new technologies to deliver instructional opportunities to the YouTube and MySpace generation? What will education look like as we make a major shift in the who, what, when, where, why and how of teaching and learning which will be a direct result of the emergence of the Internet of a full-fledged commercial medium? And where is Google taking us?

Ballroom 1

BORIS KORSUNSKY Title: Physics for Math Teachers I will present several basic physics concepts (velocity, acceleration, Newton’s laws, relative motion, etc.) and methods (dimensional analysis, basics of measurement and data analysis) that are relevant to teaching mathematics. The discussion will focus on “real-life applications” of seemingly abstract mathematical concepts. No prior knowledge of physics is assumed!

Myanmar 1

RON LANCASTER Title: The Mathematical Lens We may not realize it, but we all encounter mathematics as we go about our lives. To see the mathematics it helps to put on a pair of mathematical glasses and to view the world through this new perspective. We will discuss how teachers and students can record these occurrences of math by taking photos and how these images can then be used as the basis of interesting and engaging mathematical questions.

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ROSEBETH MARCOU Title: The Quirky Child in the International School Classroom An Overview Labeled or not, diagnosed or just plain quirky, there are children whose thinking sensory and socializing style sets them apart from their peers. In this workshop the elements of quirkiness and some understandings of why children behave as they do will be the focus.

Ayuthaya 1, 2

IAN MCCUAIG Title: Basic Improvisation and Ostinato creation using simple rhythms This session will focus on creating rhythms and learning to improvise on a variety of percussion instruments. We will learn basic rhythms (Quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes, Quarter rest). The goal of the session is to have a group rhythm experience while creating an original composition. The group will perform at the gala event on Saturday evening. No previous music experience or musical knowledge necessary! (Limited to 20 participants only)

Pimai

JORGE NELSON / ANDREW KERR Title: mLearning: Keeping up with the Millennial Learner Today’s students are never far from learning tools. Not just their laptop or handheld computers, but their iPods, mobile phones, too! How can a school harness this technology savvy knowledge of the student for teaching and learning? This session will give practical examples on how to utilize technology for learning with the Millennial student.

Myanmar 2

JANE POLLOCK Title: One Teacher at a Time: Assessment and Grading The participant will; learn about research on the importance of feedback (verbal, written, reports) in the learning process, learn the importance of criterion-based scoring, or “scoring to benchmarks”, learn various ways to organize grade books, electronic or paper, learn the critical role of scoring student effort, learn how to use various assessment methods (observation, tests, essays, self-assessment), learn about scoring devices (points, percentages, letters, rubrics) learn about academic and non-academic criteria (such as reasoning, communication, and self-regulation)

Chiangmai 1

BARRIE JO PRICE / ANNA MCFADDEN Title: 1:1 Computing: So What Do I Do Now in Class as the Teacher? All of the students in your classes, grade 6-12, have laptops, as required by the school. 1:1 computing has come to your classroom. Now you have to answer the question, so what do I do now in class as the teacher? Questions usually arise such as, “How do I get them to quit fooling with the laptops when I am lecture?” and “How do I know precisely where they are going on the Internet?” This session will look at both student and teacher behaviors as impacted by the availability of laptops and constant Internet access in the classroom; it will conclude with suggestions related to engaged learning and practical examples from existing 1:1 classrooms.

Thonburi 1, 2

RUSSELL ROBINSON Title: Jazz Style and Improvisation for Choirs Dr. Robinson presents a unique and stimulating way of getting singers to improvise in a short amount of time. From students to veteran teachers who have never improvised, through simple scales, motives and scat syllables, everyone will be improvising and more importantly having fun while doing it in a short amount of time. This session utilizes three teaching pieces Let’s Sing Some Jazz, We’re Singin’ the Blues for You!, and Jazzin’ it Up, and Jazzin’ it Down! by Dr. Robinson. Complimentary teaching materials and music will be provided for all participants. This clinic will feature Dr. Robinson’s teaching video/DVD by the same title which assists teachers and students with this topic.

Indonesia 1

OSCAR SOULE Title: Current Critical Environmental Issues Today’s global environmental issues are important classroom subjects. They are also being played out at the local level. This presentation will look at links between the global and local levels by bringing urban ecology into the classroom. Topics of “scale”, “engagement”, and “audience” will be discussed. Emphasis will also be placed on tracking changes in issue importance and identification of sources of information on issues.

Malaysia

TOM WOOD Title: Sketchbooks – some ideas on their use (part 1) I will show a range of sketchbooks both from students and my own, we will discuss their uses and do a short workshop. This will last 90 minutes and I will do this workshop twice on two different days.

Singapore

LAURA EVERETT / BARBARA KALIS / DIANE MONGNO / OLGA STEKLOVA Title: “ESL Strategies FOR THE MAINSTREAM CLASSROOM” Striving to educate second language learners in the mainstream more effectively at International School Bangkok, the K-12 ESL team has created a teacher in-service program with a vision of building a school culture of mindfulness for second language learners. The workshop will focus on the session that promotes the use of various interactive strategies for building vocabulary, extending reading experiences, supporting academic writing and monitoring oral comprehension.

Indonesia 2

Lunch break compliments of earcos

12:00-12:30

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CYNTHIA BRIANO Title: How to Die, How to Remember, and How to Boom Target Audience: Teachers of Grades 6 - 12 Public Speaking is a physical act. When we read aloud in class, or deliver a poem, speech or skit in front of an audience we employ our voices, and our entire body in the delivery. Through the use of improvisational acting techniques, we will explore ways to become effective and dynamic public speakers (and we will employ our entire body, including our guts, lungs, fingers and teeth to help us along).

Ballroom 1

MATT BUGBEE Title: Word Walls and Scaffolding: Tools that Help Students Build Bridges Target Audience: Upper Elementary through high school (science-focused, but great for all disciplines) A variety of high-concept/low-text instructional methods will equip participants to teach content effectively especially to English language learners. Vocabulary development and Word Walls enable students to grasp concepts while having language requirements sheltered and scaffolded. Practical scaffolding strategies and exemplars will be shared, including a variety of visual, non-linguistic representations.

Boardroom

TINA SANTILLI Title: Supporting English Language Learners with Learning Differences: A Problem Solving Approach Target Audience: K-12 educators concerned with meeting the needs of English Language Learners with differences in learning. Educators struggle to effectively meet the needs of increasing numbers of English Language Learners with Learning Differences. In this interactive workshop, participants will gain an understanding of a Problem Solving Approach incorporating evidence-based practices in Second Language Acquisition, Special Education and General Education to support these diverse learners.

Myanmar 2

BETSY LEWIS-MORENO Title: Building Connections: Developing Academic Language in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms Target Audience: grades 3-12, teachers of all subjects Research has shown that increasing student interaction and engagement leads to greater achievement. This session focuses on engaging, student centered strategies that can be used with students of all proficiency levels in mainstream classes. We will discuss the importance of high expectations for second language learners, as well as how to scaffold instruction to ensure students acquire the academic language they need to successful. Many ideas to implement right away!

Malaysia 1

DEBORAH HOLMAN Title: “Critical Friends Groups: What Is This Malarkey?” Target Audience: Teachers/Counselors or Administrators, K-12 CFGs are grounded in the philosophy that in order to improve student learning, educators need sacred time to meet regularly and share expertise. CFGs are teacher/counselor groups where practitioners look at student and adult work and have generative conversations about teaching/learning dilemmas. Most teachers problem-solve in isolation, but CFG allows that thinking to be shared. CFGs are structured by protocols. Workshop addresses how CFGs might take collaborative efforts and protocol use to the next level.

Singapore

DALE HUTCHINSON Title: Incorporating political cartoons into the curriculum Target Audience: Middle and High School This workshop addresses using editorial cartoons to teach and assess students’ analytical skills. An emphasis is placed on editorial/political cartoons as an effective tool to develop and strengthen these critical thinking skills and to assist with differentiation of instruction. The workshop will provide participants with tested and practical methods and resources for incorporating cartoons into the curriculum.

Ballroom 3

DANIELLE RICH Title: “Abracadabra” Writing Ideas That Work Like Magic Target Audience: Elementary Teachers, Ell Teachers, Enrichment Teachers Participants will learn writing tricks to create independent writers right before their eyes. Presto! Make your hesitant writers disappear and make writing fun and accessible to ALL students. The purpose of the workshop is to provide direct instructions, step-by-step guidelines, and student examples that make writing easier, faster, and more rewarding. Participants will appreciate the practical tools that are shared so that they can immediately return to their classes and start implementing the unique, multi-sensory approaches.

Thonburi

KIMBERLEE PETERS Title: The Power of the Arts Target Audience: K-12 This workshop will focus on the power of the arts in the lives of teachers and students. We will explore personal and educational philosophies as to how the arts are powerful through teaching and learning. The workshop will allow educators to explore various ways in which photography can be implemented across the curriculum. Through hands on activities and discussions, participates will gain creative ideas and insight as to how the arts empower their own lives as well as the lives of their students.

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CYNTHIA WISSMAN Title: Natural Helpers: How to Create a Support Network in Your School Target Audience: Counselors, Homeroom, Teachers, Advisors, and Coaches. Could include Elementary or Secondary This workshop acknowledges that students naturally discuss problems and concerns with people they trust. Training will assist with teachers being successful with communication skills, decision making/mediatoin skills, and awareness of limits. By the end of the workshop teachers will be better equipped to help those students who ask for assisstance. A model for extending this idea for setting up a Peer Helper Program at their school will also be explore.

Philippines

SARAH CHARLES / THOMAS PASCALE Title: Classroom Guidance Activities on Bully Awareness Target Audience: K-12 Counselors, Teachers And Administrators The purpose of this workshop is to share with other counselors and educators classroom activities that target bully awareness. The workshop will be broken into three separate sessions. The first activity will demonstrate how some forms of communicating with students can be interpreted as bullying. The second session is a classroom activity that teaches students the effects of put downs and compliments. The last session provides attendees with bibliotherapy tools that can be used in the classroom.

Ayuthaya

MARSHALL HUDSON Title: Book Clubs: A Class Program Utilizing Small Group Reading Strategies Target Audience: Upper Elementary/Middle School This workshop focuses on a “book club” program used in my 5th grade classroom. We begin with a brief description of the clubs within the context of the entire reading program. Discussions cover strategies for effectively creating, maintaining, and assessing book clubs. Lastly, small groups read a selection, complete role sheets, and participate in a book club meeting. A handout packet includes timetables, role sheets, and several other goodies.

Indonesia 2

SARAH MAR / JESSIE BROWN Title: Effective Strategies and Assessments in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Classroom Target Audience: Grades 3-12 teaching Chinese as a Second Language teachers. The workshop will be conducted mostly in Chinese. How do we Chinese teachers generally find out what our students know and what they can do? Through the various effective strategies and performance-based assessment we can motivate student’s ad enable them to connect with real world situation. In this workshop we will demonstrate some hands-on strategies, performance-based assessment and rubrics samples assessments in the classroom.

Brunei 1

JAMES KETT Title: Math, Clubs, Math Competition, and The Greatest Unsolved Problem. Target Audience: HS and MS Mathematics teachers In 1990, David Hilbert presented the world with 23 mathematical challenges. At the close of the century, 22 had been solved. This workshop will take you on a mathematical journey through the 1900’s and you will discover some interesting mathematicals that you can use in your classroom. Bring your TI-84. In the process, the group will discuss Math Clubs and Math Competitions available to students.

Brunei 2

P. ROLAND MAIQUEZ / M. CECILIA NAZARENO Title: “Just Beam It: Handheld Across the Curriculum Target Audience: More of K-8 “Millenial students love using handheld devices. See how handheld computers can make the dream of one-to-one computing a reality and how they can enhance learning and teaching in the elementary and middle school classrooms.“

Chiangmai

TERRY LINDEMAN Title: Simply Speaking Target Audience: Middle/High School Speech or English Teachers The workshop provides information on how to create comfortable and competent speakers. Participant will learn simple activities to improve speaking. Activities are short and can be done on a daily basis. Everything included in the workshop can be used for struggling or advance speakers.

Myanmar 1

DANIEL GREENSTONE Title: Want Boys to Read More? Give Them Blood and Thunder Target Audience: Primary and Middle School Teacher Interested in Children’s Literature and/or Getting Boys to Read More The statistics agree, boys today don’t read. Yet, in previous generations boys read as much as girls. What happened? Since WWII, children’s stories have gotten ever less frightening. The result: boys think reading is boring. This workshop offers a surprisingly simple way to change their minds: give them blood and thunder.

Sukhotai

RÉJEAN CÔTÉ Title: From content to assessment: UbD , stage 2 Authentic performance tasks Target Audience: Especially for HS classes (including IB) but can also be applied to MS as well. Have you ever bargained for goods in your second or third language? Have you ever designed a house with a stubborn architect or had to consult a doctor when traveling? In this workshop, we’ll explore different ways to assess oral proficiency by doing role plays depicting real life situations. Techniques and ideas on how to assess students’ participation and how to enrich the cultural content in the foreign language classroom will also be presented.

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workshop session 9 - continued BREEN O’REILLY Title: Interpreting Evidence: Critical Thinking for Students Target Audience: Grades 6 to 12 An entertaining multi-media presentation on the processes our students go through in examining and interpreting evidence to gain knowledge. Material covered includes film, photography, music, advertising, and the media. There will be a focus on how meaning is dependent on context and perception.

Malaysia 2

PERRY AND ANDREA BARLIEN Title: Choosing to Succeed. Target Audience: English and Humanities Teachers Grades 7-10 Do you want to differentiate for your students? Find out how to produce interdisciplinary, differentiated Choice Grids that allow students to choose the type of, and sequence of, activities that best meet their skill and ability levels. Participants will see how to create 9 Grid units using a variety of commonly used activities and how easy it will be to use their own. Methodology is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and Gardiner’s Multiple Intelligences.

Rattanakosin 1

DARREN HEIL Title: Countertop Chemistry Target Audience: Grades 1 – 12: Science Teachers Not all science is done by men wearing white coats and working in laboratories. You can investigate some pretty interesting stuff without requiring a laboratory or expensive laboratory equipment or dangerous chemicals. In this workshop, you will perform and analyze an experiment and learn about many other experiments that encourage hands-on learning in science. The activities came from teacher training workshops that have been offered by The Science House, North Carolina State University since 1992.

Indonesia 1

STEFANIE BRADLEY Title: Easing the Stress of Moving Transitions Target Audience: All There is a huge population of migrant children in the international school system. How can we as teachers, administrators, counselors, librarians, & parents make the transitions for these global nomads less stressful?

Rattanakosin 2

workshop session 10

13:45-15:15

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KAREN BOYES Title: Catering for Reflective and Impulsive Students and other Learner Types Ever looked out upon your students and wondered if anything is actually going on in their minds? In this session we’ll investigate practical ways to recognize and cater for different learner types within your classroom.

Ballroom 3

JUDY FREEMAN Title: Books Kids Will Sit Still For, Part 2 In Judy Freeman’s fast-paced show-and-tell workshop, get a handle on some of the past year’s best new children’s books. Judy will share innovative and practical ways to use these titles for curricular connections, thematic tie-ins, literature-based learning, reading aloud, and just plain fun! It’s a quick literature blast for teachers and librarians who want: * lively, concise, honest evaluations of new books every teacher and librarian should know * hands-on demonstrations of read-alouds, booktalks, and a host of kid-tested literature-based activities, techniques, and ideas to use immediately with your teachers and children * a fast tour though the school curriculum of new and fabulous books that will get children reading, writing, and responding to literature * a comprehensive handout, including an annotated booklist

Brunei 1, 2

JOSEPH GAGNON Title: Math Instruction for Secondary Students with Learning and Behavioral Difficulties Success is in mathematics is critical for students to access many educational and occupational opportunities. However, secondary students with learning and behavioral difficulties often experience problems with basic skills, higher-level concepts, and problem solving. This session will focus on research-based approaches to secondary math instruction including: (a) real world application and technology; (b) student grouping; (c) graduated instructional sequence; (d) graphic organizers; (e) strategy instruction; and (f) instructional adaptations. Participants will be provided specific definitions, examples, ideas for implementation, and information on the recommended frequency of use. Handouts will include teacher-friendly publications for each topic.

Indonesia 1

DOUG GOODKIN Title: Sound Ideas- Activities for Percussion Circle Children-and adults- love percussion instruments. Following the framework of multiple intelligences, this workshop will highlight at least seven different ways in which children of all ages can create exciting music in a circle of percussion instruments. Using speech, song, body percussion, math, graphic notation, movement and drama as doorways into the world of improvisation and composition, we will create intricate pieces from simple ideas and materials.

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PAUL GRAINGER Title: Integrating Literature and Language in the English Language Learning Classroom Join us as the presenter demonstrates how to effectively prepare students for study in the content areas through the use of literature. Special attention will be paid to motivational factors and building students’ background knowledge prior to delving into a literary selection.

Myanmar 1

ROGER GREENAWAY Title: Developing Appreciation, Empathy and Group Decision-Making Skills How to create healthy dynamics when students work in groups. Appreciative Competition ensures appreciation of everyone’s ideas and it stimulates creative solutions. Deciding Line becomes more challenging as the group grows. The Empathy Test helps students to appreciate other points of view. Versatile exercises for exploring different views and ideas.

Indonesia 2

MICHAEL HAYNES / DAVID BROWN Title: Teaching Environmental Protection the EcoBoat Way The EcoBoat Project is dedicated to the notion that teenagers -- both students from Vietnamese high schools on the fringes of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, and students from international secondary schools throughout East Asia -- can be motivated to join in the search for solutions to the greatest dilemma of the 21st century: reconciling economic growth and environmental protection. In multi-day trips on Ha Long Bay’s jade-green waters, Fauna and Flora International (FFI) staff deliver a hands-on encounter with spectacular scenery, friendly people and serious environmental protection challenges. We try to send the kids home thoughtful. In this workshop, we show how the EcoBoat team uses handson experience of a spectacular natural setting and human impacts to create a context for animated discussion of how communities can manage development and protection. The kids who join us on the EcoBoat see below the surface, literally. They learn that environmental issues are complex and that answers lie in recognizing the various interests at play and in getting all the important actors engaged in solving the problems. The conceptual frame and methods we use on the EcoBoat are not site-specific; they can be adapted to frame the development vs. protection dilemma in any Asian country, make vivid the consequences of doing nothing, and fill students with a sense of their own capability to change minds and community behavior.

Ballroom 1

IAN JUKES Title: Beyond TTWWADI (That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It) It’s amazing how we can embrace doing things the way they have always been done without examining where the original decisions came from. We just accept a pre-existing mind-set because it’s the path of least resistance. For example, the mind-set for the structure of our schools is based on decisions that were made in the days of the horse, buggy, kerosene lamp, factory floor, and production line. It’s a system in which most students are still released for 3 months each summer so that they can harvest the crops based on some European agricultural cycle. This is classic TTWWADI (That’s The Way We’ve Always Done It). Accepting this preexisting mind-set of what schools look like is easy because they haven’t changed that much in a long time. Most educators embrace the entrenched ideas about schools and learning without thinking. However, the world is no longer the stable and predictable place it once was. Technology is fueling an engine of change that is making the world a moving target. What is startling is that the rate of change is picking up speed with each passing day. Radical new developments in technology are having increasingly profound implications for life as we know it. In this environment of change, it is critical that we begin to question the rationale behind TTWWADI in our schools.

Ballroom 2

DEREK LUEBBE / JAY ATWOOD Title: simCEO Simulation Created by an EARCOS administrator and teachers, simCEO is the web’s only online simulation where students 1) create their own business, 2) research each other‚s companies, 3) buy/sell shares (which influence the individual share prices), and 4) do all of this while reacting to teacher-input news. Easily integrate almost any classroom content. Engaging and flexible, this will surely spark some very real enthusiasm in students. As a teacher, let it take them wherever you want. Lesson plans worksheets, tutorials, quizzes, connected to standards, and more. This simulation is free for all attendees to take back to their school. Suitable for grades 4-12. This session will be aim to be interactive. Laptops are encouraged but not mandatory.

Rattanakosin

MARGARET MACLEAN Title: Learning Collaboratively from Texts In this session you will understand ways to connect text based protocols to book study. We will explore several text based protocols. For example: The 4 A’s, The Tea Party, Text Rendering and Save the Last Word for Me, The protocols can be used with colleagues to discuss relevant articles or book excerpts and can be adapted for use with students. This session will be interactive, we will practice several protocols and participants will leave with the skills and materials they need to try this work in other settings.

Philippines

P. ROLAND MAIQUEZ / M. CECILIA NAZARENO Title: Read, Write, and Blog: Literacy in the Information Age “Thousand join the blogging revolution each week. Experience how teachers and student are using Information age tools to transform reading and writing for all students.“

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ROSEBETH MARCOU Title: Why Johnny or Janie Can’t Write (but maybe can draw) or Climb- The Motor Challenges of Childhood Motor challenges occur in all ranges of the developing child experience. Children may experience fine motor, graphomotor, gross motor, oral motor or music motor delays which impact their self esteem, their classroom productivity and their desire to be part of a social group. A surprising degree of specificity to understanding can be developed these variation which leads to meaningful classroom accommodations and interventions both.

Ayuthaya 1, 2

(Limited to 20 participants only) IAN MCCUAIG Title: Exploration of Brazilian Samba rhythms This session will focus on learning Samba rhythms and applying these rhythms to percussion instruments. We will also learn an easy Samba Dance. The goal of the session is to have a group Samba Rhythm experience. The group will perform at the gala event on Saturday evening. No previous music experience or musical knowledge necessary!

Pimai

BARBARA PARKER Title: Interacting with Text through Fat, Skinny, Rough and Smooth Words Participants will apply a variety strategies for teaching and understanding inference. Hands-on experiences will provide the basis of the workshop. After exploring ways to explicitly teach inference, participants will explore the ‘texture’ of words such as fat, skinny, rough or smooth words. After collecting and categorizing words, participants will explore their impact through a mini-writing workshop format following Lucy Calkins conference architecture.

Myanmar 2

JANE POLLOCK Title: One Teacher at a Time: Assessment and Grading (part 2) The participant will... learn about research on the importance of feedback (verbal, written, reports) in the learning process learn the importance of criterion-based scoring, or “scoring to benchmarks” learn various ways to organize grade books, electronic or paper learn the critical role of scoring student effort learn how to use various assessment methods (observation, tests, essays, self-assessment) learn about scoring devices (points, percentages, letters, rubrics) learn about academic and non-academic criteria (such as reasoning, communication, and self-regulation)

Chiangmai 1

BARRIE JO PRICE / ANNA MCFADDEN Title: Del.icio.us, Web2 and Social Bookmarking This session will give a brief overview of the concept of Web2 and what it means for today’s websites, especially those used by educators. Then the presenters will look at Del.icio.us as a tool for teachers and students to share URLs and engage in social bookmarking. Social bookmarking sites are popular ways to store, classify, share and search links, reflecting the more interactive nature of today’s Internet and its extension beyond one’s own set of bookmarks on the desktop. Teachers will definitely want to attend this because it will include practical examples for the classroom.

Thonburi 1, 2

OSCAR SOULE Title: The Making of a Global Environmental Citizen Creating learning opportunities around environmental issues has allowed students to achieve amazing results. We will explore, through examples, what makes a global environmental citizen, how every student can be a more effective environmental citizen, and how those who are motivated can generate positive impacts beyond the classroom.

Malaysia

TOM WOOD Title: Sketchbooks – some ideas on their use (part 2) I will show a range of sketchbooks both from students and my own, we will discuss their uses and do a short workshop. This will last 90 minutes and I will do this workshop twice on two different days.

Singapore

IAN JUKES Title: Getting It Right: Aligning Technology Initiatives for Measurable Student Results

Ballroom 1

Reception for the Associate Members

Gala Dinner

18:00-19:15 19:30-22:30

Dance to EARCOS Bands

Thank you to Pauli Haakenson for organizing this amazing event to be enjoyed by all. 7:30 Jazz combo (educators from American School Bangkok, New International School of Thailand and Mont Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur) 8:15 Ian McCuaig drum performance 8:35 “Same Same But Different” Faculty band from NIST (New International School of Thailand) 9:00 “Stranded” Faculty band from Ruamrudee International School, with a few sitting in from Taipei American School and International School Yangon 9:30 EARCOS All-star Jam band (faculty from schools across the EARCOS region) 10:15 “QvQ” Faculty band from TAS (Taipei American School), plus a few sitting in from Hong Kong International School, Jakarta International School, and International School Beijing

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P.e. post conference saturday, march 31, 2007

Venue: New International School of Thailand 9:45 am Depart to NIST by Sky Train & Bus 10:15-10:30 am Opening Ceremony and Morning Snacks 10:30-12:00 pm Session 1 Breen, Brendon

sunday, april 1, 2007

Venue: International School Bangkok 8:00 am Bus departs to International School Bangkok 8:30-9:30 am Keynote: Steve Sobonya

9:30-11:00 am

Title: Fitness: Quality of Instruction defines our Future

Session 1

Title: Introducing Peak Performance as a Medium for Differentiation Within P.E. Peak Performance is a framework for directing and evaluating student learning in P.E. This presentation introduces a process that allows students to individualize their program for learning physical skills, and for evaluating their own progress in their chosen activity in the areas of technical, tactical, physical, and psychological components.

Carpouzis, George & Lawson, Shane

Jordan, Bill

Nicholas, Vern

Title: Coaching Soccer I will present some of coaching “best practice” strategies, drills, resources that coaches can then take away and add to their coaching, PE, after school activity programs.

Wargo, Liz

Title: Creating Safe, Measurable and Enjoyable Experiences in the Pool. Participants will learn a variety of techniques to safely increase student learning in an aquatic environment as well as share activities that maximize student enjoyment and heighten student’s passions for water activities as a part of life long fitness.

12:00-1:00 pm

1:00-2:30 pm

Lunch Time Keynote: Cathie Summerford

Title: Movin’ & Groovin’: The Body Brain Connection

Session 2

Reyes, Elmer

Title: ‘Tinikling’ –Traditional Philippine Stick Dance You will learn the dance moves and how to teach them to students of all ages. There will be a gradual progression to the more difficult steps. Very much hands on. Come ready to have some fun.

Sobonya, Steve

Title: BLOCK TRAINING: A new approach to strength, power, function, and performance. Learn “Fitness Fusion”....how to integrate sport specific needs in terms of metabolic conditioning, strength training, core strength, flexibility, and specific movement patterns into a GREAT BLOCK of work. Learn this training protocol and you will see a difference!

Zigmand, Ronna

Title: On the Move with Speed Stacks Participants will be inroduced to an exciting sport where they will learn different combinations of sport stacking 12 specially designed cups in predetermined pyramids. Each participant will receive a set of speed stacks instructional DVD’s, 5 day lesson plans, speed stack enrichment program information plus an instructor catalog/order form.

2:30-2:45 pm 2:45-4:15 pm

Afternoon Snacks Session 3

Griffiths, Neil

Title: Crossing the Midline This workshop is aimed at anyone who would like to incorporate juggling and or other circus related skills into their program. Using a UbD framework we will examine: recent research findings detailing the benefits to the brain; the skills developed; and also how these activities function as excellent cross lateral, tracking, sequencing and balancing exercises. We will breakdown the three ball cascade using a variety of apparatus and demonstrate its use in reinforcing other academic knowledge.

Sobonya, Steve

Title: Functional Sports Strength: Upper, Lower, Total Body Learn how to identify the functional movement patterns for various sports and the biomechanical limitations that may limit sports performance. This HANDS ON Seminar will include a variety of functional multi-plane exercises for the upper body, lower body, and total-body.

Summerford, Cathie

Title: Action-Packed PE Classes Ready, set, action! Fire-up, jump-start and get those behinds “Moving across the Content Standards” to some way-cool Academic Tunes. Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Health for kinesthetic learners to anchor core concepts.....hurrrah! Yep, PE Teachers .... we are NOT a frill but the THRILL in schools! Don’t miss out on this incredible research-based movement experience.

4:30 pm

Bus and Train Depart to Shangri-la

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Title: The Aquatics program at the International School of Beijing This workshop will describe how the aquatics program works at the International School of Beijing, the PE schedule and aquatics, its swim team program and other aquatic programs done at the pool. Title: Progressive Athletic Development for Future Student Athletes, SPARQ SPARQ: Implementing a consistent physical education program that will increase a student’s progress in developing Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction and Quickness in performance. Visuals and hands on experience demonstrate the latest cutting edge techniques used in SPARQ Training for all students.

Summerford, Cathie

Title: LET’S DO LEARNING Jump-start and fire-up learning with movement for maximum retention of core concepts. No need for expensive equipment, large facilities or confusing set-ups! Just good-to-go practical tips to implement incredible aerobic academic games with no worries. Guaranteed to boost bodies and brains in your classroom. Let’s Do Learning!

11:00-11:15 am 11:15-12:45 pm

Morning Snacks Session 2

Cullen, Matt / Vaughan, Andy

Title: Touch Football – Fun and Fitness for Everyone Participants will actively engage in learning the basics of Touch Football. The instructors will give practical examples of how to teach the skills involved in touch. The workshop will focus on the basic rules of touch, individual, sub-unit, team and basic tactical skills, and an application into the game setting. Come prepared to be actively involved in one of the largest sports in Australasia!

Oxley, Heidi

Title: Polar Technology This is a workshop for those who still have not learnt about the benefits of using Polar technology in their PE lessons or the coaching environment. Participants will experience 1st hand using them and analyzing the data in order to maximize students’ performance. We will have the opportunity of reviewing recent fitness research and developments and how these have an impact on our subject.

Sobonya, Steve

Title: Core Strength: Evaluation, Application, Performance Learn how to evaluate core function, and how to apply specific multi-plane exercises for increased fitness and sports performance. This HANDS ON seminar will focus on CORE training in every plane of movement and also how the CORE is directly related to function and therefore, performance.

12:45-1:30 pm 1:30-3:00 pm

Lunch Session 3

Burghout, Lieke

Title: New and Innovative Youth Development Program “Rock and Water” This workshop will give you more insight to how students can be approached from a psycho-physical point of view. This means that skills are first introduced by way of physical exercises, after which a connection is made to social and mental skills. In this way the program leads from simple self-defense exercises, boundary and communication exercises to a strong notion of self-confidence. The program offers a framework of exercises and thoughts about boys and manhood to assist boys to become aware of purpose and motivation in their life.

Sobonya, Steve

Title: Sports Speed and Performance This HANDS ON seminar will cover speed mechanics, speed and agility testing, and some great innovative ideas for speed improvement, change of direction, acceleration, and sports performance.

Summerford, Cathie

Title: Cooperative Games What impact does constant competition have on a class? Tons! Don’t let your students shutdown and turn-off to learning.....have them work together. This highly engaging workshop will examine powerful strategies and techniques to motivate and invigorate the learning process through fun, fitness, cooperative games.

3:00-3:15 pm 3:20 pm

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PRESENTERS

Beyer, Wayne Wayne Beyer is currently the high school technology coordinator at Ruamrudee International School in Bangkok. He began his career overseas in the Peace Corps in Afghanistan. Since then, he has worked at international schools for more than 30 years in countries throughout the Middle East and Asia. Wayne has been trained and has experience working in the International Baccalaureate program at PYP, MYP, and IB diploma levels. He earned his Masters in Computer Education from the University of Oregon.

Anthony Peter Peter Anthony is currently the Head of Social Science at Ruamrudee International School. He has worked in Australia, Malaysia and Thailand at the secondary and tertiary levels. Peter is a strong advocate of utilizing technology in the classroom and one of the early proponents of the laptop initiative at RIS. Peter teaches history and psychology at the AP and IB levels. He was awarded his PhD in International Relations from the University of New England, Australia.

Fr. Wirach Amonpattana Fr. Wirach Amonpattana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Administration from Sukhothaithammathirat University, a Master’s degree in Religious Education from Creighton University, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University. Fr. Wirach spent his first five years of priesthood developing educational programs for poor children in remote areas of North and Northeastern Thailand, founding the Nan Center for Children, which provides boarding facilities and education for hilltribe children. In March 2005, Fr. Wirach was named as the Director of Ruamrudee International School.

Blackmore, Graham Dr. Graham Blackmore is a middle school science teacher at Brent International School Manila in the Philippines. He has been in Asia for more than 10 years and worked at number of Universities before moving to Brent. He is certified as an instructor with Emergency First Response which provide courses in First Aid and CPR (widely accredited). Dr Blackmore holds a PhD in Marine Ecology from the University of Hong Kong and a BSc(Hons) in Marine and Freshwater Biology from Queen Mary College, University of London.

Boyes, Karen Karen is an accredited Habits of the Mind trainer and has spent the largest eight years researching, developing and designing effective training and courses using accelerating learning, whole brain learning techniques and peak performance. She is a highly skilled, enthusiastic and dynamic presenter who has 18 years experience in the field of education. Her course experience includes having worked with teachers, parent, students and corporate clients. She was awarded New Zealand business woman of the Year in 2001.

Brown, David David Brown was for many years a diplomat specializing in Asian political and economic affairs. He’s always had a keen interest in environmental issues and cultural dynamics. Vietnam was his first post. After David’s retirement from the US Foreign Service, Fauna and Flora International (FFI), a venerable British NGO, offered him a welcome opportunity to return to Vietnam as manager of its Coastal Biodiversity Support Project.

Carter, Carol Carol Carter is an international college and career success author and speaker. As Founder and President of LifeBound, an academic coaching and resource organization, Carol provides training and certification to become a LifeBound coach, as well as professional development for faculty at the high school and college level. Ms. Carter has authored and co-authored over twenty books on college, career and life success. Her KEYS TO SUCCESS series is used by more than 200,000 students each year in colleges throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. LifeBound’s ninth grade success program is used to help high school students develop academic, emotional and social intelligence. Carol Carter’s passion is educational reform, especially at the middle school and high school levels so that entering freshmen in college can actually become college and workforce ready.

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Master’s Programs for International School Educators Michigan State University • College of Education

MSU will be at ETC

Online and Summer programs available. Scholarship assistance is available to international school educators.

www.educ.msu.edu/gseo

Graduate Studies in Education Overseas College of Education Michigan State University Email: GSEO@msu.edu Telephone: 517-353-0680 Fax: 517-432-2352

MSU WILL BE AT ETC. Look for the MSU representatives in the exhibition area.


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Crooks, Kelli Kelli Crooks has been with People to People Student Leader Programs for over a year. She is responsible for student outreach, educational advisor relations, and the development of leadership programs. Ms. Crooks has a degree in Social Studies education at the secondary level. She has the pleasure of meeting educators internationally to discuss and recognize their motivated students with academic promise, leadership potential and a desire to serve their communities.

Dewane, Marian Marian DeWane has been teaching AP® Chemistry, honors chemistry, AP Environmental Science, and AP Physics at Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho, although not all at the same time, for the last 20 years. She is also the head coach of the varsity men’s and women’s tennis teams, and head coach of the Science and Math Quiz Bowl Team at Centennial. She has been Teacher of the Year and was chosen as a Presidential Scholar teacher in 2001 and 2004. She has her National Board Certification in Chemistry.

Ernst, Randy Randy Ernst is the coauthor of the introductory psychology textbook Thinking About Psychology (Worth Publishers) and has taught in Lincoln, Nebraska, for 20 years. He is currently teaching introductory psychology at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Randy has served as chair of the Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS), a member of the College Board’s Psychology Test Development Committee, and was the Exam Leader at the 2006 AP Psychology Reading. A regular presenter at workshops and conferences, Randy is a recipient of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Teaching Excellence Award, the University of Nebraska’s Distinguished Educator Award, and Time Warner’s “Crystal Apple” National Teacher award.

Frankel, Marc Marc T. Frankel is a consulting psychologist in St. Louis, Missouri, and is a senior consultant and principal in Triangle Associates. Dr. Frankel trained at Emory University where he received a Ph.D., and at the University of Missouri -Columbia School of Medicine. His experience as a practicing manager and as an independent school trustee gives him first-hand familiarity with issues of leadership and governance in nonprofit institutions. Dr. Frankel is lead consultant for Triangle Associates’ management of the ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Program, and is a faculty member for the NAIS Institute for New Heads. Dr. Frankel co-founded the School Leadership Institute now sponsored by NAIS, and the Missouri Physician Leadership Program for the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine.

Freeman, Judy Judy Freeman is the author of Books Kids Will Sit Still For: The Complete Read-Aloud Guide, plus the companion volumes, More Books Kids Will Sit Still For, and the all-new Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3, plus her book and CD of songs, Hi Ho Librario: Songs, Chants, and Stories to Keep Kids Humming. She writes the “Wild About Books” column for School Library Media Activities Monthly and teaches graduate courses in children’s literature and storytelling at Pratt Institute in New York City. A well-known speaker, consultant, and writer on all aspects of children’s literature, storytelling, booktalking, and librarianship, Judy is also a national seminar presenter for BER (Bureau of Education and Research) in the U.S. and a member of the 2008 Sibert Committee for ALA/ALSC.

Lamb, Stefanie

Stefanie Lamb is a curriculum writer and East Asia seminar coordinator at SPICE. She has co-authored several SPICE curricula on topics ranging from Islamic art to the Cultural Revolution in China to global natural disasters. Before joining SPICE in 2000, Stefanie taught middle school social studies in Hong Kong and Oregon. Stefanie has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education.

Funahashi, Naomi

Naomi Funahashi has worked with the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) since August 2005. Her responsibilities at SPICE include coordinating and teaching the Reischauer Scholars Program (a distance-learning course on Japan and U.S.-Japan relations for high school juniors and seniors in the United States), coordinating and leading seminars for high school teachers on teaching about Asia, and curriculum writing. She attended high school at the American School in Japan in Tokyo, Japan and received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Brown University.

Sekiguchi, Rylan

Rylan Sekiguchi has worked as a Curriculum Writer at SPICE for a year and a half. He is currently developing a curriculum unit on urbanization in China, to be used as a teacher’s guide for the documentary film Transforming the Earth, Part One: Ten Thousand Shovels, and last year served as the primary author of An Examination of War Crimes Tribunals. He also has contributed research and writing to other curricula and helps coordinate National Consortium for Teaching about Asia teacher seminars at Stanford University. Rylan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.

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Gagnon, Joseph Joseph C. Gagnon is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Development. Before coming to George Mason, he taught students at psychiatric schools, gifted and talented children, and children with special needs in Morocco and Saipan. Dr. Gagnon’s research includes school-level curriculum, assessment, and accountability policies in psychiatric schools and juvenile corrections in light of standards-driven reform. He has also completed national studies on program characteristics and entrance and exit policies within psychiatric schools. Additionally, Dr. Gagnon has conducted research and published on such topics as strategies for school violence prevention, mathematics instruction for students with emotional disturbances (ED) and learning disabilities (LD), and use of technology-based practices for secondary students with LD. Recently, Dr. Gagnon was awarded a grant to study the effects of strategy instruction on the writing and behavior of secondary youth with ED in general education classes and in alternative schools.

Gantos, Jack Jack Gantos was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. He remembers playing a lot of “pass the chalk” in Mrs. Neiderheizer’s class in first grade. He was in the Bluebird reading group, which he later found out was for the slow readers. To this day he’d rather be called a Bluebird than a slow reader. His favorite game at that time was playing his clothes were on fire and rolling down a hill to save himself. While in college, he and an illustrator friend, Nicole Rubel, began working on picture books. After a series of well-deserved rejections, they published their first book, Rotten Ralph, in 1976. It was a success and the beginning of Jack’s career as a professional writer. This surprised a great many people who thought he was going to specialize in rehabilitating old bookmobiles into housing for retired librarians. Jack continued to write children’s books and began to teach courses in children’s book writing and children’s literature. He developed the master’s degree program in children’s book writing at Emerson College and the Vermont College M.F.A. program for children’s book writers. He now devotes his time to writing books and educational speaking. His publications can take a reader from “cradle to grave” -- from picture books and middle-grade fiction to novels for young adults and adults. Mr. Gantos is known nationally for his educational creative writing and literature presentations to students and teachers. He is a frequent conference speaker, university lecturer, and in-service provider.

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

Ghoogasian, David David Ghoogasian, educational consultant/trainer and school improvement facilitator, has a rich background in education. He works with parents, students, and educators with backgrounds from early childhood education through college instruction. His topics include the classroom applications of brain research, learning/teaching styles, multiple intelligence theory, differentiated instruction, classroom management, and emotional intelligence. He trains through his own company, The Lyceum, as well as through the extension programs at University of California, Riverside and Irvine. His presentations are consistently well received for their informative, practical, and applicable nature. He is a member of the Gift and Talented Education and Professional Teaching certificate program advisory boards at UCI Extension and has served on visiting committees for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Schools. He recently received the “Distinguished Instructor Award” from UCI Education Extension as well as the “Dean’s Outstanding Service Award.”

Goodkin, Doug Doug Goodkin is most well-known for his work as a music educator and particularly as a proponent of Orff Schulwerk, a dynamic approach to music education developed by composer Carl Orff and his colleague, Gunild Keetman. Currently in his 32nd year at The San Francisco School, where he works with children between three years old and eighth grade, Doug also maintains a rigorous schedule of teacher training, presenting at conferences and giving workshops and courses in over 25 countries throughout the world. He is the author of six books, most recently Now’s the Time: Teaching Jazz to All Ages and The ABC’s of Education: A Primer for Schools to Come. Doug is particularly well-known for his innovative application of Orff practice to the teaching of jazz and music of diverse cultures, as well as connecting Orff’s generative ideas with the whole of education, culture and human potential.

Grainger, Paul Paul Grainger has been active in education for over 12 years, teaching at schools and universities in both Thailand and England. He has previously worked for the British Council, where he was heavily involved in examinations ( e.g. IELTS ), teacher training, and developing the self-access centre. He currently works as regional teacher trainer for Thomson Learning, one of the largest providers of English language teaching solutions. He regularly travels around Asia, conducting teacher training workshops and demonstration classes. He is based in Bangkok, and enjoys football and beach holidays.

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Greenaway, Roger Roger Greenaway provides facilitation training programmes in the UK and around the world. He has been a regular visitor to the Far East since 1996, providing training in reviewing skills and active learning methods. Roger worked in the UK as a teacher of English for five years before joining a project at Brathay Hall Trust (England) for working with disadvantaged young people. Roger’s involvement in development training branched out into management development and trainer-training. He then worked as a training adviser for Save the Children in Scotland and gained a PhD in Management Learning before setting up ‘Reviewing Skills Training’ ten years ago. He is the author of books on reviewing and of the Active Reviewing Guide at http://reviewing.co.uk which includes many resources about active learning.

Haynes, Michael Mike Haynes was trained in heritage education and conservation. He’s a gifted experiential learning teacher who joined the EcoBoat Project in May, 2006 after three years’ assisting Vietnamese coastal communities to develop and implement sustainable tourism management plans. Mike is the regular trip leader for international school outings, responsible for keeping all elements of an EcoVoyage smoothly synchronized and trouble-free.

Hensley, Clay Clay Hensley is the Associate Director for International Services at the College Board. His primary responsibility is to support schools outside the U.S. that use College Board programs, such as AP and PSAT/NMSQT. He also actively promotes the recognition of AP at universities worldwide. Prior to joining the College Board six years ago, Clay taught English literature and studio art at Serramonte del Rey High School in Daly City, CA. He has also taught at the university-level. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and a Masters of Fine Art in painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In his spare time, Clay is an exhibiting artist based in New York City.

Hill, Shane Shane was a secondary school math teacher in Australia for eleven years (with a year in both Canada and England) prior to establishing 3P Learning in 2003. At age 16, Shane was the Australia’s youngest International Master at chess. Shane pioneered the da Vinci program – an inter-school decathalon, challenging and motivating students towards their personal best across academic disciplines. Passionate about innovation in education, Shane saw technology as the platform for creating dynamic and interactive e-Learning resources to engage and motivate students to achieve better results.

Johnson, Doug Doug Johnson has been the Director of Media and Technology for the Mankato Public Schools since 1991 and an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990.His teaching experience includes work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author of four books: The Indispensable Librarian, The Indispensable Teacher’s Guide to Computer Skills, Teaching Right from Wrong in the Digital Age and Machines are the Easy Part; People are the Hard Part. His regular columns appear in Library Media Connection, Leading & Learning and Education World website. His articles have appeared in over forty books and periodicals. Doug has conducted workshops and presentations for over 130 organizations throughout the United States as well as in Malaysia, Kenya, Thailand, Germany, Qatar, Canada, the UAE and Australia. He has held a variety of leadership positions in state and national organizations, including ISTE and AASL.

Korsunsky, Boris Boris Korsunsky holds two graduate degrees from Moscow colleges and a doctorate from Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been teaching high-school physics since 1986. In his ample free time, Boris has published several articles on various aspects of physics education, two books of problems and several thousand problems for various textbooks and for the online tutoring system MasteringPhysics. In 1996-97, he served as a coach of the US Physics Team. Since 2001, Boris has been authoring the column of Physics Challenges in The Physics Teacher. He has taught and presented workshops in the US, Russia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Boris’s hobbies include travel, reading and competitive badminton: he has played since middle school and is currently ranked as one of the top players in the USA in his (secret) age group.

Lancaster, Ron Ron taught middle and high school mathematics for over 20 years and has worked as a mathematics consultant in North America, Asia and Israel. He is presently a Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Toronto. Ron has been a presenter at hundreds of conferences, including the Phillips Exeter Academy Mathematics Conference for the past nineteen years, and at EARCOS conferences in Jakarta, Bali, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. Ron is well known for his expertise in designing Math Trails. Ron has created these math paths in many cities, particularly in Singapore where over 7000 students and hundreds of teachers have enjoyed his walks in shopping centres, parks and art museums. Ron was an on-air teacher and consultant for several television series, one of which won a Gold Medal at the 1990 International Film and TV Festival of New York. Ron created and edited popular on-going monthly columns for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Media Clips and The Mathematical Lens) and is writing activities for the NUMB3RS TV program.

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Lewis, Clayton Clayton Lewis has administered international schools for 26 years, currently as director of the International School of Luxembourg, and formerly as high school principal at the American School in London and the American School of The Hague. He is a member of the ECIS Board of Trustees. Through published articles and conference presentations, Mr. Lewis has challenged international schools to live up to their stated mission to promote global citizenship. His school and others in Europe and Asia are linked by a Global Issues Network based upon the ideas of JF Rischard, designed to promote communication and cooperation among students around the world.

Luebbe, Derek

Derek is a former social studies teacher and currently the Upper School principal for the Shanghai Community International Schools’ (SCIS) Pudong Campus. This is his eleventh year in international education. Prior to working with SCIS, Derek worked at International schools in Hangzhou, China; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Cairo, Egypt. In 2006, Derek founded Jetlag Learning to create and develop simCEO. Jetlag Learning aims to rethink education by putting a learner’s interest at the forefront and engaging students in relevant tasks and meaningful play.

Atwood, Jay

Jay Atwood worked in International schools in both Taiwan and Egypt before venturing out as an education consultant, specializing in educational technology and IB psychology. He currently divides his time between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney while working as the Director of Technology for Jetlag Learning – the company responsible for creating and developing simCEO (www.simceo.org). Much of Jay’s work focuses on teacher training, whether it be with how to effectively integrate technology into the classroom or leading teacher training workshops around the world for IB psychology. He has also been working as an adjunct professor for the SUNY-Buffalo graduate program teaching technology integration courses for international teachers. Jay is heavily involved with the IB psychology program

MacInnis, Matt Matt MacInnis, a native of Nova Scotia, Canada, graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. After working abroad in China, Matt joined Apple’s worldwide education marketing group. He has held various positions within the company, and now heads the education group for Asia Pacific, based in Beijing. With years of experience working with K-12 schools while at Apple, Matt brings a passion for education to Apple’s successful Asia group as it prepares to bring its complete offering of school solutions to the region.

MacLean, Margaret Margaret MacLean provides professional development programs to teachers, school leaders and districts. She is a member of the National School Reform Faculty and an employee of the Rural School and Community Trust. In these capacities she works with educators throughout the United States. Margaret has been an educator for 30 years. During this time she has taught at all grade levels from Pre-K to grade 6. Most recently she was the principal of a small Vermont school and in 1996 was named Vermont Principal of the Year. Margaret has taught in Great Britain and several European countries including the USSR as well as the US. Margaret has a specific interest in helping educators build and maintain learning communities amongst colleagues. Margaret lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

Marcou, Rosebeth Dr. Roby Marcou is a Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrician, currently affiliated with Raffles Hospital in Singapore, who has been based in Asia for 14 years. She evaluates students, works with families, conducts teacher and parent training and performs audits of support services programs. She has been a workshop and keynote presenter at many international teacher’s conferences. From 19941999 she was on the faculty at Jakarta International School teaching middle school as well. She was educated at MIT (BS), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (MD) and Stanford University Hospitals (Post Graduate). Her fellowship training was conducted with Dr. Mel Levine at Harvard and UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2002 she was among the first group of pediatricians to become board certified in the new subspecialty of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Nelson, Jorge Dr. Jorge Nelson is Headmaster at St. John’s School on Guam. He has been working in international schools overseas for 22 years.

Kerr, Andrew Andy is an educational technology consultant for St John’s School on Guam. He is the former Associate Director of the U.S. Department of Education program, the Pacific Regional Technology Education Consortium (PRTEC), and a university instructor, instructional technologist, and technology coordinator. He specializes in working with technology solutions for underserved areas, especially in rural and remote areas with little to no access to modern infrastructure and services.

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Ottaviano, David Dr. David Ottaviano was appointed Superintendent of the Highland Park Public School District in November 2004. Following 13 years as Headmaster of the Canadian Academy, in Kobe, Japan, The American School of Milan in Milan Italy and the International School of Belgrade in Yugoslavia. Prior to this Ottaviano was a public school superintendent in both Mine Hill, New Jersey and Mendham New Jersey. In total he has been a head of school for 20 years. David received a BA from Grove City College in psychology, an MA in school psychology from Montclair State College, and an Ed.D. from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Educational Leadership and Psychology. He has written numerous articles on the adjustment of children, on psychology, and on the education of students.

Parker, Barbara Barbara Parker has been teaching and living overseas for over 25 years. She is passionate about listening to students and offering them some choice – while clearly respecting and adhering to parameters and standards. She sees no conflict between standards and meeting a variety of learner needs and learning styles and approaches. Initially, she worked in special education with all levels of the spectrum culminating in a specialization with highly capable students. She spent summers working as an Academic Dean for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth program as well as the Accelerated Learning programs through the University of Washington. She has a Masters Degrees in Learning Disabilities, in Reading, and in Educational Administration. Currently, she is the Elementary Principal/Curriculum Coordinator at the International Community School of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

Paynter, Diane Diane E. Paynter, an international trainer and researcher, has worked extensively for the past 30 years in the areas of standards, curriculum and instruction, assessment, grading, record keeping, literacy development, and leadership. As a Senior Director in Field Services at McREL, she led various consortia across the nation, providing direction, training, materials, and technical support to leadership teams in their efforts to apply current research to improve student learning. She was awarded a commendation from the Governor of Indiana for her efforts in helping low performing schools in that state. As the former director of McREL’s Early Literacy Project, she led a group of researchers in focusing on and training in early literacy development in young children. In addition to this, Paynter has worked with schools in Australia, Vienna, China, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Mexico, Colombia, and Canada as they address their efforts in school reform. Currently Diane is a member of the ASCD national cadre focusing on the implementation of the research from What Works In Schools (ASCD) by Robert J. Marzano. Paynter is author and co-author of many publications. She has also authored many instructional units and articles in well-known publications.

Pollock, Jane Jane E. Pollock, Ph.D., Director of Learning Horizon, Inc., works as a curriculum specialist in the areas of curriculum and instruction, assessment and grading, and supervision. Dr. Pollock consults on a regular basis with schools around the world to improve student learning and teaching practices. Dr. Pollock is the co-author of various books including Dimensions of Learning Teacher and Training Manuals (1996), Assessment, Grading and Record Keeping (1999,) and Classroom Instruction That Works (2000). Dr. Pollock’s newest book includes One Teacher at a Time (ASCD, April 2007) about the four elements teachers use to improve student learning, a separate publication for principals, Supervising One Teacher at a Time (2007), and The I4 Principle: One Teacher at a Time using Technology (2007). Dr. Pollock is a faculty member of ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), Buffalo State University, Viterbo University, Marian College, Alverno College and teaches for the International Teacher Training Center in London and Miami. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Pollock earned a B.A. at Duke University, and M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Price, Barrie Jo Barrie Jo Price, Ed.D, has worked as a consultant for the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools and individual schools, private corporations and non-governmental agencies since 1979. Her work focuses on professional development and technology applications, including classes and training online. She was a Director for The Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) and serves AAIE as Chairman, Communications Committee. She is a board member for the George Lucas Education Foundation, the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), IRIS Foundation and other organizations. She works with The Clinton School for Public Service, Little Rock, Arkansas. The emTech Consulting group provides technical assistance to organizations, including writing content for publications, conducting technology audits, and assisting boards and administrators with technology planning. Barrie Jo has co-authored numerous textbooks and articles.

McFadden, Anna

Ph.D. Professor, Institute for Interactive Technology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Dr. McFadden teaches network management and development of online media classes. She is leading a team initiating Real Audio/Real Video development as part of the web-assisted classes, focusing on asynchronous learning activities. She has co-authored traditional textbooks as well as online publications. She has author an extensive listing of professional articles, most focusing on the use of technology in teaching and learning. As a senior partner in emTech Consulting Anna is involved in professional development activities in organizations in the USA and internationally. Anna has served as a consultant to The U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools. Anna currently serves as a consultant to The Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Ridgway, Reid Reid Ridgway is an expert in Mass Communications through Multimedia. The former founder and CEO of Watershed Communications (USA). Ridgway has produced and directed high tech media presentations for a long list of fortune 500 firms including Apple Computer, EMI Records, MCA Records, National Semiconductor, IBM, Steven Spielberg’s Starbright foundation and many others. He has also produced award winning computer learning tools for the state of Wisconsin’s public education system. After retiring to Phuket Thailand, he found himself in the middle of the world’s largest natural disaster relief effort, and began to respond with his own brand of creativity and care. He is currently the managing director of a dynamic and internationally lauded post tsunami recovery project entitled the “ECOTOURISM TRAINING CENTER”.

Robinson, Russell Dr. Russell L. Robinson is an internationally recognized music educator, consultant, speaker, conductor, composer and arranger. He has been on the faculty at the University of Florida since 1984, where he is Professor of Music, Area Head of the Music Education, and Education Liaison for the College of Fine Arts. http://www.russellrobinson.com. Dr. Robinson has made over 300 appearances as a conductor and clinician at festivals, workshops, honor choirs, all-state choirs and state, regional, national and international conventions in the US, Europe, China, Singapore, Japan, Africa, and Australia as well as conducting venues, which include: Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Boston’s Symphony Hall, the White House and the National Cathedral. He is a past President of the Florida Music Educators Association, Interim Associate Dean of the UF College of Fine Arts, National Collegiate Chair for MENC and is the current Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Choral Adviser. Dr. Robinson is a published author, composer and arranger with over 250 publications in print, including choral compositions, arrangements, articles, books, instructional videos and DVD’s.

Sobonya, Steve Steve has been a Strength and Conditioning Professional coach for 18 years. After 2 years at Montana State University, he spent the next 9 years at Fresno State University where he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for all 19 varsity sports. He left FSU in 1999-2000 to run his own Progressive Sports Conditioning business. He holds his Masters Degree in Exercise Science and is certified as a “Strength and Conditioning Specialist” by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Recently, Steve has been a speed, agility and strength consultant to athletes at Fresno State, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington State, Sacramento State, Montana State, UCLA, Arizona , Cal, USC, Stanford, Oregon, Nebraska, Texas, Washington, Pepperdine, Nevada, UNLV, Hawaii, Notre Dame, Santa Clara, East Carolina, Clemson, Fresno City College, Questa Collage, Cal Poly, LMU, St. Mary’s, and numerous high schools. Steve has trained multiples of Professional athletes (including 5 first round draft picks) in football, basketball, soccer, baseball, UFC world champion, volleyball, and 19 Olympians in several sports that include soccer, baseball, softball, track, wrestling, equestrian and bobsled.

Soule, Barbara Ms. Soule has worked in health care for more than 4 decades. She has broad experience practicing and teaching about infection control and health care epidemiology and has published extensively in this area. In her current capacity, she provides oversight and coordination for all infection control activities in consulting, infection control program assessment, education, and publications across multiple heat care settings. She practices in the U.S. and international settings, recently working in the Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Hong Kong, and China.

Soule, Oscar Dr. Soule taught environmental studies for 34 years at The Evergreen State College from its opening until his retirement two years ago. He also spent several years working in Evergreen’s Academic Advising Office. His activities have ranged from being on the team that designed and taught each the college’s first environmental studies coordinated studies program to designing and being the first director of Evergreen’s graduate program in environmental studies. He has taught this material with historians, artists, economists, psychologists, and people from almost every discipline. His involvement with K-12 systems includes working with classroom teachers to design field natural history activities, working with school districts on long range planning, and working with the state on assessment of student learning.

Spellicy, Jim Jim Spellicy is an AP Economics teacher at Lowell HS, San Francisco, California. His interest in economics is an outgrowth of a human need to survive. After completing his M.A. in 19th-century Irish history from McGill University in Montreal, Jim came to San Francisco on a whim. Needing to feed himself, he began a six-year career in the securities industry, from working the floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange to trading mutual funds and bonds. After leaving that scene for the classroom 20 years ago, Jim was assigned by his first principal to teach economics. So began a career that has led to teaching AP Economics for the last 14 years, a 6-year stint on the AP Economics Test Development Committee, 9 years as an AP Reader and Table Leader, and currently collaborating with Dr. Alan Krueger of Princeton University on a high school textbook.

Schechtman, Judith Judith Schechtman, M.S.W., are partners in Triangle Associates, an international consultancy based in the United States. Triangle’s clients include the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), the Tri-Association (Colombia, Central America and the Caribbean), and EARCOS, along with numerous individual schools in the United States, Canada and abroad.

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Summerford, Cathie Cathie Summerford, MS, has engaged learners internationally with action, movement, and music in her dynamic keynotes and workshops. Recognized as a true trailblazer and outstanding author in her field, Cathie’s energetic action-packed approach to teaching has livened-up learning in countless classrooms globally. Along with her current book Action-Packed Classrooms*, she also authored PE-4ME: Teaching Lifelong Health and Fitness and is completing her third book. As an Educational Consultant and President of Fit 4 Learning, Cathie has been recognized as a California Teacher of the Year, National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Teacher of the Year, and California School Boards Association (CSBA) Golden Bell award-winning author. Cathie’s experiences in the academic classroom and teaching standards-based physical education have provided her with ideas galore to share with others. She continually motivates teachers to make learning a meaningful and exciting experience. Cathie’s expertise in brain research and the implications motion has on learning and retention, combined with her enthusiasm for teaching children make her an excellent source for inspiration; she has tons of ideas at her fingertips and is ready and eager to share this knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

Sutherland, Ian Ian Sutherland is a faculty member at Brent International School, Manila, and also works in the non-profit sector in rural health and community development in the Philippines. He is certified as an instructor with Emergency First Response Corp., and draws on 12 years of experience in providing emergency response services and instruction to youth camps and rural development projects in the U.S. and the Philippines.

White, Paul Paul White is currently Director of Technology at the New International School of Thailand (NIST). Paul joined NIST 2 years ago, when his first job was to write a fully costed 5 year Technology Plan. NIST now has a one to one tablet program in secondary and mobile carts of tablets in elementary. As NIST is the only tablet school in Thailand, it has been featured in a number of publications such as PC World Magazine, E-World Magazine and Winm@g and Paul has been asked to present at a number of educational conferences. Prior to joining NIST, Paul was Systems Manager and IT Coordinator at Marymount International School in London, having previously been IT Coordinator at Saint Dominic’s International School Portugal. Paul’s first Degree was in Business, majoring in marketing and he went on to train as an accountant with KPMG.

Wong, David Dr. David Wong is a professor of Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at Michigan State University. He was a science teacher before earning his Ph.D. from Stanford University and joining the MSU faculty. He is the director of MSU’s Masters Program in Educational Technology program in Plymouth, England. His expertise includes science education, aesthetics and education, and educational technology. For many years, he has enjoyed working in Asia, Europe, and on-line with international schools teachers.

Wood, Tom Tom Wood is currently the Art Advisor for The English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong. In this position he works with all the ESF schools within the Foundation facilitating good practice through practical workshops in school and the Inset programme. He sees his role as creating innovative opportunities for schools to develop their creative programmes in ambitious and sometimes unexpected ways. Tom is a committed artist who prior to his work in Hong Kong ran two large studios undertaking numerous commissions, projects and exhibitions, his work has been exhibited all over the world but most notably in the UK, Germany and USA. Tom has been a popular contributor at numerous teachers conference’s for many years but this is his first time in this part of the world to present both his work and the work of the students he works with. Highly respected within Hong Kong he is looking forward to meeting and collaborating with teachers from other regions and different schools.

P. E. POST CONFERENCE PRESENTERS

Breen, Brendon Brendon Breen is a HS Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director for the American International School of Guangzhou. He utilizes his previous experience as a professional coach and manager in an experiential training center into his current position, challenging his students to look at what is important to them in terms of their physical education.

Burghout, Lieke Momentarily Lieke Burghout is working as a PE teacher at Ruamrudee International School. Prior to moving to Bangkok she worked 6 years at the International School of Amsterdam where she taught PE 1-12. During this time she was appointed to be the health coordinator of the upper school being responsible for the development and implementation of the health curriculum. In December 2005, she was trained to become a certified rock and water trainer and was able to pilot the program at the International School of Amsterdam.

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P. E. POST CONFERENCE RESENTERS

Carpouzis, George George is the Aquatics Coordinator at the International School of Beijing. Has been at ISB since 2001. An Olympian in 1976 and has taught in numerous international schools.

Cullen, Matt Matt Cullen has been a Queensland Touch Football representative (1997/8) and has coached and played Touch Football at high levels in Brisbane and North Queensland, Australia. Matt is the HOD PE at Brent International School (2001-2007) and was previously HOD PE at Seoul International School (1999-2000). Matt is also IRB qualified Rugby Union Coach.

Griffith, Neil I have been involved with physical education in the International School scene for about 17 years, and feel happy to say that I am still learning. My inspiration and desire for teaching really stem from my exposure to lack luster programs while growing up. I have taught in Spain, the UAE, China, and currently teach at Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan.

Jordan, Bill Bill has played soccer since age 5 and coached soccer for 25+ years. He coached school and youth soccer in 7 different schools, on 3 different continents, to both boys and girls, at the Middle School, JV and Varsity level as well as youth soccer down to the age of 5. Bill is a New York State certified school soccer coach with over 200 hours of course work professional development specific to soccer.

Lawson, Shane Shane Lawson Swim Coach/Swim Teacher at the International School of Beijing. Has been at ISB since 2004 and was a former swimmer and water polo player. He is a certified PE teacher.

Nicholas, Vern In 1998, Vern Nicholas completed his Masters Degree of Science in Education after attending University of Oregon, Portland State University and Southern Oregon University. Since then he has been working with athletes of all ages in developing their speed, agility, and quickness through the new Nike SPARQ program. His newly completed training manual titled, SES 5 Steps for Maximum Athletic Development has been the basis of his coaching and teaching philosophies for students. The extensive coaching background has allowed Vern to implement the training program within the athletic teams and classrooms with astonishing results! The roots of the program stem from the passion to give back to all student athletes the opportunity to increase their skills and abilities reaching their full potential that not all students receive in their growing years.

Oxley, Heidi Heidi Oxley – 16yrs of teaching in 4 countries. Now working at the International School Manila as the K-12 wellness coordinator. I have had experience of teaching all levels of PE and worked in the fitness industry in the UK for a number of years before working abroad. Now, in my 5th year at ISM we as a dept have received significant funding and support to further develop our fitness programs and use of IT within the curriculum.

Reyes, Elmer Elmer Reyes currently teaches K-5 Physical Education at Beijing BISS International School (IB World School, Primary Years Programme) and presented at EARCOS in 2004 and 2006. He has taught Maths and PE in Thailand (Lanna International School) and Indonesia (Jayakarta Montessori School) and has co-organised a summer school program in Cambodia (International School of Phnom Penh).

Vaughan, Andy Andy Vaughan teaches Physical Education at Brent International School and was previously HOD PE at Middleton Grange School in New Zealand. Andy coaches the Brent Varsity Touch team and a Club Touch Football Women’s team. Andy holds a level one Touch Refereeing Certificate (Touch NZ) and has played touch for the past ten years.

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P.E. POST CONFERENCE PRESENTERS

Wargo, Elizabeth As a PE teacher specializing in Aquatics, currently at Shanghai American School, I have taught/coached swimming to all ages and abilities both in traditional educational setting and other arenas for 10 years. Personally, I now enjoy the challenge of training for triathlons and spending time with my really tall husband and really small dog.

Zigmand, Ronna Ronna Zigmand has her B.S. from the University of Connecticut in Fitness Management and her M.A. from Deakin University in Physical Education. She has been teaching elementary physical education for the past 15 years in 4 countries and she is currently teaching at Shanghai American School.

TEACHER WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

Bob Adams

Sheldon Bradshaw

Bob is currently in his sixth year at the International School of Tianjin (IST) in ESL-support. He served for three years as the Community and Service leader for the IB Middle Years Programme at IST. He recently completed a special three-month assignment for IST at the Gui’de Tibetan Middle School in the western province of Qinghai as part of the developing “schoolto-school” relationship.

Sheldon Bradshaw has been involved in international education for the past 8 years, having taught in China, Japan and Kuwait in both in homeroom and singlesubject contexts. An Apple Distinguished Educator, Sheldon has degrees in Education, Engineering, and is currently completing a Master of Education in Educational Technology. He is particularly interested in how technology can expand authentic learning communities.

International School of Tianjin

Jane Alteman

United Nations International School Hanoi

Cynthia Briano

Laura Arnow

In L.A., Cynthia is Founder of Spitfire Literary Productions, Org., an organization that offers Creative Writing/Public Speaking Workshops to young adults. She has been a Featured Poet at various libraries, museums, and radio programs, and served as Literary Programs Director and Poet-In-Residence at Self-Help Graphics & Art. Currently, she is Head of English and Modern Languages Department at Brent Int’l School Baguio, Philippines.

Jane Altemen has been a teacher and administrator for 20years. In the classroom she teaches/has taught math, general science, and chemistry, to grades 6 through 12, including IGCSE, MYP, and DP. In the office she has served as middle school principal. Jane has taught in Canada, the Middle East, Europe, and now in South-East Asia where she is currently an MYP Coordinator in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Vientiane International School Laos

Laura Arnow teaches third grade. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in English as a New Language from the United States, with ten years experience teaching elementary grades, mostly in multilingual schools in California. She has worked as a National Park Service ranger, wildlife biologist, and tall-ship sailor.

Ruth Auty

United Nations International School Hanoi

Ruth Auty, from Hamilton, NZ, has taught Middle School for 30 years in NZ, the UK, India, Lebanon, and is now at ICS in Hong Kong with her husband. In post-war Lebanon she developed TheatreSports with a passion while she was the K- 8 Director of Eastwood College.

Andrea & Perry Barlien Western Academy of Beijing

Andrea and Perry teach in the MYP and DP programmes at Western Academy of Beijing. Perry teaches Humanities and Economics; Andrea teaches English A. Andrea has taught both Middle and High School English with an emphasis on ESOL students in mainstream classes. She has introduced a Gifted and Talented Programme at a New Zealand school. Perry has taught Mathematics from Grades 8 to 12; worked on Interdisciplinary projects in New Zealand; and was a facilitator for IT in the Classroom.

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Jessie Brown

Singapore American School

Jessie is from Taiwan. She earned her MA in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics with a major in teaching Chinese as a Second Language at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China. She has eight years experience in Chinese teaching. She teaches at Singapore American School at present.

Stefanie Bradley

Beijing BISS International School

Stefanie is a Swiss-American global nomad who grew up in the International School system throughout Asia. She currently teaches ESL in Beijing.

Matt Bugbee Faith Academy

Matt has taught science at Faith Academy for 6 years. Prior to that, he taught in California public schools for twenty years. He has also been a learning and language skills consultant for 4 years at California State Polytechnic University.


TEACHER WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

David Carollo

Julie Dean

David’s international career began in Guanghzou, China where he was the middle school science teacher and MYP Coordinator. He is currently in his 6th year as a middle school science teacher at the Caltex American School in Sumatra, Indonesia. He has a passion for his family, science, and improving student learning.

Julie Dean has been teaching English in international and public schools since 1987.

Caltex American School

Michael Castellani

Seoul International School

M. Castellani has taught in both the Canadian & US System for over 7 years, concentrating mainly on teaching High School Mathematics. Castellani has been involved with curriculum design in both systems and is presently working on vertical alignment of math curriculum Seoul International School (from elementary to H.S.).

Sarah Charles

Redeemer International School

Currently she is working at Redeemer International School Thailand (RIST ) with grades 2-12. While working with the Portland Public School District in Portland, Oregon, Sarah participated in a number of district and state wide initiatives to advocate for school counseling reform and bring awareness of the importance of the school counselor role in schools. Sarah has become more involved in bully awareness programs as the need to address this crucial issue has increased over the years.

Elysa Christy

Taipei American School

Elysa Christy and Molly Hobbs are colleagues on the Taipei American School kindergarten team. Molly has taught kindergarten and grade 3 in Egypt, Bolivia, and Taiwan. Elysa has taught kindergarten and grade 1 in California and Taiwan.

Rejean Cote

International School of Beijing

Réjean Côté teaches Spanish ab initio and IB French at the International School of Beijing, where he also set up the Spanish programmes. Previously, he taught at the International School of Bangkok, following a period teaching for the Vancouver School Board. “El señor Côté” holds degrees in Hispanic studies from universities in Canada and Spain.

Robert Davis

Shanghai American School

Robert Davis is an artist, teacher and educator living and working in Shanghai. He holds a BA in Studio Art and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. Robert has worked overseas for eight years in Africa and Asia and has been involved in community outreach programs for over ten years.

Marilyn Day Carmel School

Marilyn Day has taught for more than 20 years in the area of literacy in the UK and international schools in Asia. Having recently completed her thesis on reading interventions for her Masters degree, she feels equipped and passionate to share these findings with colleagues in an international setting.

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Leah Dewhurst

Thai-Chinese International School

Leah Dewhurst is in her second year of teaching second grade at the Thai-Chinese International School. Previously she taught second grade in Monterrey, Mexico. She has graduated with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina specializing in elementary education.

Laura Everett

International School Bangkok

Laura Everett, currently middle school ESL department head, is an ESL specialist with a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, at IS Bangkok since 2003.

Jim Fidler

The International School of Beijing

Jim Fidler currently teaches Grade 8 Humanities at International School Beijing. Previously he has been an Elementary and High School administrator, teacher (4 – 12) and Language Arts consultant in both Australian and international schools.

Tricia Friedman

New International School Thailand

Tricia has been an educator in the U.S., China, and is currently working with NIST in Bangkok. Khun Tricia has taught Literature, Theory of Knowledge, and Drama. She is passionate about creating projects which bring student together to really push to become creative and innovative.

Dan Greenstone

Taipei American School

Daniel Greenstone is the author of an article about fear in the Curious George series (Journal of Social History). The Boston Globe ran a profile about Greenstone’s work on children’s literature. He’s also been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and Archaeology Magazine for stories about fear in children’s literature.

Sandrah Hahn

International School Bangkok

Sandra Hahn’s last fifteen years of teaching includes Kindergarten through to Grade 6. During this time she has taught at The American School of The Hague, The Netherlands, Cairo American College, Egypt, and is presently teaching at the International School of Bangkok.

Richard Hannah

International School of Tianjin

Richard Hannah has recently been employed as PYP Action, MYP Community and Service and IB Diploma CAS coordinator at the International School of Tianjin. He has spent the past three years at Luanda International School, Angola where he was involved in the development of a whole school approach to Community and Service.


TEACHER WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

Diambra Odi Hauhouot

Dale Hutchison

Dr. Hauhouot Diambra Odi left his Ivory Coast homeland as Associate professor to join University of Guam research faculty in 1992. Dr. Diambra ODi graduated from the University of Georgia 1984 with a Ph.D. in Poultry Science and Nutrition, and published in several research journals in Africa.

Dale Hutchison is currently teaching his 3rd year at the International School Manila where he teaches A.P. American History, World History, Philippine History, and Theory of Knowledge. Prior to teaching, Dale worked for three years as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, Central Africa. He received a B.A. in both History and Geography from the University of California - Santa Barbara, and earned his M.Ed. from Northern Arizona University as a member of the Peace Corps Fellowship Program.

St. John’s School

Linda Hayakawa

The American International School in Japan

Linda Hayakawa had just finished a course on the ISearch paper and was just as eager as she to launch this project for the entire 9th grade.

Darren Heil

International School of Ulaanbaatar

Darren Heil, is currently in his second year teaching MYP Science and Math at the International School of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. Previously, he taught middle school science in North Carolina, USA. Mr. Heil also taught ESL in Korea for two years and in Poland for three years. He has a Master’s in Education from Framingham State College in Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University.

Edmund Herrera Seoul Foreign School

High school experience in Seoul Foreign School (Seoul, Korea) and Ruamrudee International School (in Bangkok, Thailand). Master in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University with emphasis in leadership.

Molly Hobbs

Barbara Kalis

International School Bangkok

Barbara Kalis, currently high school ESL department head, is an ESL and reading specialist with mainstream teaching experience, at IS Bangkok.

James Kett

Singapore American School

A high school mathematics teacher for 30 years. Dr. Kett has presented at many conference, including past EARCOS and national NCTM Conferences. He ia a teacher and department chair at Singapore American School, where he sponsors the school’s Math Club.

Katleen Krauth

The American International School in Japan

Kathleen is presently teaches a senior-level honors course on modern Japanese history as well as world history. Kathleen is currently working with MIT Professors Shigeru Miyagawa and John Dower on the “Visualizing Cultures” project.

Taipei American School

Mark Kucharski

Deborah Holman

BA FineA rts Degree, MA Graphic Design, Certificate in Education. Extensive experience in commercial photography and graphic design. International teaching experience in Art and Photography at middle school, high school, National Diploma, Higher National Diploma and Post Graduate levels.

Molly Hobbs Molly has taught kindergarten and grade 3 in Egypt, Bolivia, and Taiwan. Elysa has taught kindergarten and grade 1 in California and Taiwan.

International School Bangkok

First year International School Bangkok, Social Studies Teacher. Ten years most recently working at Newton North HS in Newton, Massachusetts. History teacher and project coordinator for Smaller Learning Communities initiative. Coach of Critical Friends Groups for teachers, counselors and administrative groups.

Marshall Hudson

Seoul International School

Marshall Hudson is originally from Huntsville, Alabama, USA. Currently, he is a 5th grade teacher and team leader at Seoul International School. He has been teaching Upper Elementary for 9 years.

Robert Hulse

Concordia International School

Robert is a “fourth” career teacher whose path has wound through pharmacy, youth ministry, full-time parenting, and school admissions.This is Robert’s first year at Concordia and he currently teaches 7th grade math, science, and religion.

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Santha Kumar

Saigon South International School

The presenter is the K-12 IT coordinator of Saigon South International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has been involved in the development of IT and science programs of the school, since SSIS started the high school 5 years ago. He has presented a number of conferences on technology and science education to teacher audiences. He also teaches HS science at SSIS.

Michael Lambert

Concordia International School

A teacher at Concordia International School of Shanghai, Michael has taught over 20 years in Asia. He brings not only passion to the table, but ideas that push students to ‘think’. As a multi-age teacher and a background in cognitive science, Michael has done numerous workshops on thinking skills as well as learning styles. In addition, he has written several articles on different aspects of learning. He is a trainer in 4MAT and Pat Wolfe’s Brain Research.


TEACHER WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

Betsy Lewis-Moreno

Stephen Massiah

Betsy is an ESOL/literacy specialist at Hong Kong International School. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in English as a New Language. She has experience training teachers at all grade levels to design and scaffold instruction to develop academic vocabulary and to meet the needs of linguistically diverse students in mainstream classes.

Stephen (Steve) Massiah, currently a Dean at Hong Kong International School, is a trained family therapist who approaches counseling from a “positive psychological” perspective. He brings to Asia fifteen years of experience as lecturer and Principal of the counselor-training program at the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, Canada.

Hong Kong International School

Nancy Li Juan Du

Ian McCuaig

I was educated in Australia and obtained my Masters degree in Educational Studies with the University of Western Australia. I taught Mandarin in Hong Kong Academy for three years in all grade levels from K to 7.

Ian McCuaig is a music teacher and percussionist from Canada and has been teaching overseas for 8 years. Ian holds a Jazz Performance degree from Capilano College and a Music Education degree from the University of British Columbia in Canada. Ian has also been performing on drum set for more than 20 years and can be seen on the Jazz club stages of Shanghai.

Hong Kong Academy

Terry Lindeman

Taejon Christian International School

Terry Lindeman has a BS in Speech/Theatre Education from Kansas State University. He has competitive high school and collegiate experience earning national recognition while at Kansas State University. Terry has coached Forensic and Debate for 17 years, coaching state champions as well as national qualifiers. Mr. Lindeman hails from Alaska and currently teaches at Taejon Christian International School.

Jennifer Magierowicz

The International School of Beijing

Jennifer Magierowicz is currently teaching Grade 8 Humanities and is HOD of MS English at ISB. Jennifer has an MA in Applied Linguistics and an ongoing interest in first and second language acquisition. She has taught French, ESOL, and ELA at all levels, from elementary to university in Canada, Asia and the Middle East.

Ronald Maiquez St. John’s School

Rolly is the Director of Technology of St. John’s School- a K-12 private international school settled in the beautiful Pacific of Guam. Although Rolly belongs to the group of digital immigrants of today, he tries his best to fit into the youthful cluster of digital nativesconstantly exposing students at his school to various technologies, including handheld computers. He is rarely caught without a Palm handheld computer in hand or in his pocket.

Sarah Mar

Shanghai American School

Shaun McElroy

Shanghai American School

Shaun McElroy, high school counselor at Shanghai American School, is a well known presenter and writer (see www.internationalcounselor.org). From Argentina to the Yukon, France to Thailand, Shaun has given workshops on a variety of Counseling, future planning and personal development. He has presented at NACAC, OACAC, ECIS, SEATCO, BC School counselors, AASSA and many others.

Dee Mulligan

Hong Kong International School

Mary Dee Mulligan, BSc Biology, is a science teacher from Hong Kong International School where she has taught both general and advanced level courses over the past ten years. She has run a number of field courses to Similan Islands, Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve and other destinations. She has lived in Hong Kong for the past seventeen years.

Cecillia Nazareno St. John’s School

Cecille Nazareno is middle school Social Studies teacher at St. John’s School. She is an avid user of technology in the classroom and always find creative ways of using these tools to engage students in their learning. She believes that technollgy is an important key to opening students’ interest in any subject area.

Singapore American School

Jodie Nitta

Diane Mongno

Jodi Jeannine is an International School teacher, from Canada, living in Japan for over 10 years. She is a Movement Education specialist and certified Primary teacher. Jodi Jeannine is a writer for a web magazine and creates extra-curricular projects, involving children’s drawings/artwork that is projected to help others around the world.

Sarah has taught Chinese and English as a second language in diffrent countries and international schools from kindergarten to college students. She has spent past ten years working with special needs. ESL students and mainstream students in Houston, Beijing, Xiamen and most recently Singapore.

International School of Bangkok

Diane Mongno, currently elementary school ESL teacher, is an ESL specialist and has taught in Taipei, Brazil, Dubai, the USA, and at IS Bangkok since 1999.

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Christine Oldfield

International School Manila

Chris Oldfield is an Elementary school ESL program leader at International School Manila. She has more than 20 years experience working in the field of Education in Australia, Indonesia, Turkey and the Philippines from Pre-school to Year 10. She is a keen advocate of integration and has made use of the games being presented in both homeroom and ESL classes.


TEACHER WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

Breen O’Reilly

Karen Rosenbaum

Breen O’Reilly teaches IB Film, World Cinema, and Theory of Knowledge [TOK] at the International School of Beijing. He has previously presented EARCOS workshops on Visual Literacy, Television News, and Integrating Film into the HS English Class. He has published work on American Crime Films as Morality Plays and teaches an annual course on Film Studies for Plymouth State University.

Karen has taught English pronunciation to adult foreign students at the Maryland English Institute in Maryland, USA and to HS ESL students at the International School Bangkok. Karen taught ES and MS ESL at the American International School in Israel for 5 years.

The International School of Beijing

Pascale Thomas

Ruamrudee International School

Pascale Thomas is a National Certified Counselor who is currently in her first year at RIS. She has several years of counseling experience, including working with bullying awareness programs for the Baltimore County Public School (BCPS) system in Maryland. Pascale worked with the BCPS Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools to train new teachers and counselors on the topics of bully awareness and effective classroom management techniques.

Anna Pellum

International School Manila

Anna Pellum began her career as a general elementary classroom teacher for three years, before starting as a music teacher. Anna have taught music at ISM for three years, and have completed ORFF and Kodaly Levels.

Kimberlee Peters

Nanjing International School

Kimberlee Peters has been teaching internationally for 5 years and has worked with various age groups in the Primary Years, from Pre-Primary to Grade 2. She has also had experience teaching in a multi-aged classroom containing 50 students ages 3-16. Kimberlee has a Masters in Education from Lesley University, Cambridge Massachusetts and focused her studies on Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in the creative arts. Her forte is in photography and video.

Betsy Pickering

Hong Kong International School

Betsy Pickering has worked in the international school community for nine years in South America and Asia. Currently, she is the IT Instructional Coordinator at Xiamen International School in Xiamen China. She teaches lower and upper school IT and strives to make her class an opportunity for students to release their creativity using the computer. She holds a BS in Education and a Masters of International Affairs.

Anne Pitt-Kennedy

Jakarta International School

Anne is currently the Middle School Math Department Head at Jakarta International School and this is her fifth year there teaching Algebra/Geometry 1. Anne completed two teaching assignments in Oxford in the United Kingdom prior to moving to JIS.

Ericson Perez

Brent International School Manila

Ericson Perez is a certified biology and special education teacher. His teaching experience includes four years of middle school science and six years of upper school special education (biology) and chemistry. He is currently teaches 8th grade science at Brent International School Manila.

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International School of Bangkok

Imogen Rosendorff Carmel School

Imogen has been teaching for five years in Australia and Asia in the junior primary grades. She is currently using synthetic phonics as part of her reading program and feels that by sharing her practical experience it will be beneficial to those who are considering this approach.

Bari Rabine

Ruamrudee International School

Bari is beginning her experience at Ruamrudee International School. She received her Masters in Education in Second Language Teaching, and has been teaching Spanish for 4 years.

Leanne Rainbow

Taipei American School

Leanne Rainbow is a middle school science teacher at Taipei American School. During her years of teaching, she has strived to implement the challenges of global issues into her daily curriculum and prompted her students to complete service projects in areas such as animal protection, natural disaster education and loss of biodiversity.

Laraine Reason

Beijing BISS International School

Laraine Reason is a secondary English educator at Beijing BISS International School. Laraine has been presenting the Parents on Board Programme for ten years. She has presented at a number of conferences on a range of topics including the Parents on Board Programme, Implementing a Gifted and Talented Students’ Programme and Boys in Education. She has presented in Beijing, The Australian Association for Teaching of English in Australia and The International Boys in Education Conference, Australia.

Kathleen Revelle

Ruamrudee International School

Dr. Kathleen Revelle has been at Ruamrudee IS in Bangkok for two years. Previously, she was teacher/librarian at an inner-city magnet arts academy in Buffalo, NY USA for 17 years. Her doctoral work, completed at the University of Buffalo, focused on Sociology of Education and International Comparative Education.

Danielle Rich

International School of Tianjin

Danielle Rich has been a presenter for the California Reading and Literature Project for the past five years training teachers on reading assessments, narrative and expository writing strategies, vocabulary development, and singing your way through the day. She has worked as her district’s Professional Development Coordinator as well as provided curriculum support throughout her district. She is new to the international circuit – but is excited to share her knowledge from the states and looks forward to sharing great ideas that maximize student potential.


TEACHER WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

Rob Rubis

Jeff Utecht

Rob Rubis moved from the classroom to school libraries in 1978. His Masters’ project was entitled “Microtechnology in the School Library: Considerations for School Librarians”. SOME of his predictions proved prescient in the 30 years he’s been a teacher-librarian in Canada, Tripoli, Libya, then at ISB. He’s still on the learning curve for both those trends he foresaw - and for those that still catch him napping...

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

International School of Bangkok

Tina Santilli

Taipei American School

Tina is a Learning Resource Specialist at Taipei American School. She has had teaching and leadership responsibilities in EAL and Special Needs at schools in Tanzania, Indonesia, and Singapore. Prior to moving overseas she was a teacher trainer at the George Washington University. She is currently engaged in doctoral studies at Lehigh University.

Andy Sheridan

International School of Bangkok

Anthony has been teaching ESL and EFL for over twenty years in Europe and in Asia. For many of those years he has worked for the British Council and now in the ESL Dept. of the International School Bangkok. One of his main interests in English Language Teaching is pronunciation.

Olga Steklova

International School of Bangkok

Olga Steklova, currently elementary school ESL department head, has a background in linguistics, ESL and elementary education, at IS Bangkok since 1995.

Liza Stine

International School Manila

Liza Stine is in her 3rd year of teaching second grade at the Thai-Chinese International School. Previously she worked in fifth grade in Colorado, U.S.A. She attended the Colorado College for her bachelor degree there as well.

Mark Swarstad

Singapore American School

After 20 years of counseling at the high school level in international schools, Mark has returned to middle school. He enjoys collaborative work on projects and trying out new activities in the world of counseling.

Dave Suarez

Jakarta International School

Dave teaches 8th grade mathematics at Jakarta International School. Before arriving at JIS, Dave taught middle school math, science, and reading for five years in Oakland, California. While in California, Dave also taught the elementary math/science methods course in the graduate teacher education program at St. Mary’s College.

Sara Trappman

Hong Kong International School

Sara Trappman, originally from Tucson, Arizona, is currently teaching at Hong Kong International School. Sara’s love for overseas teaching began many years ago when she was provided the opportunity to do her student teaching in Germany. Since then she has taught in Arizona and in Santiago de Chile.

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Shanghai American School

Jessica Vaughan

Brent International School Manila

Jessica Vaughan is a certified ESL Language teacher. She has worked as a specialist ESL Science teacher at the Brent International School Middle School.She has qualifications in Psychology and Education and has worked with students with disabilities.

Stephanie Wallis

New International School of Thailand

Stephanie Wallis has been at NIST in Bangkok for four years and is currently the Secondary Teacher-Librarian. She has worked in the library at all levels in the school, and spent 10 years working in school libraries and as a classroom teacher in Vancouver, Canada. Stephanie is currently the president of SILCAsia, a consortium group of school librarians in Asia.

Vivian Wan-Fang Cheng

Ruamrudee International School

Vivian has been teaching Mandarin for 6 years. This is her second year at Ruamrudee International School, and she is currently pursuing her second Masters degree in Teaching Mandarin as a Foreign Language.

Ruth Watson

Chinese International School

Ruth was the English Language coordinator and currently the collaborative learning model facilitator at the Chinese International School in Hong Kong.

Nat & Jen Whitman

Hong Kong International School

Nat and Jen Whitman have used storytelling in their elementary classrooms for over ten years, most recently at Hong Kong International School. When they’re not teaching, Nat and Jen perform in schools and libraries as a tandem storytelling team. Nat and Jen are on a mission to share the joy of storytelling with students and teachers everywhere!

Charity Wiebe

International School Manila

Charity Wiebe has eight years of music teaching experience at ISM for three years, and have completed ORFF and Kodaly Levels.


TEACHER WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

Cynthia Wissman

Rain Yi Zhou

I have an Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from Seattle University. I have been in education for 8 years working with students ranging from pre-K year 10 as a school psychologist and counselor in the US, London, England and Thailand. I am currently employed as a secondary suppport service coordinator, school counselor, and house coordinator. In addition, I teach IB Psychology

Rain has been teaching Chinese for over 9 years. She has taught K-12 students at the Shanghai American School and is currently teaching high school students at the Seoul International School.

New International School Thailand

Seoul International School

Pam York

International School Manila

Pam is an Elementary school classroom teacher at IS Manila. She has been teaching in international School in Africa and Asia for 8 years. She has taught kindergarten up to Grade 3.

Ivy Wong

Chinese International School

Ivy is the Head of Chinese Curriculum at the Chinese International School and Ruth was the English Language coordinator and currently the collaborative learning model facilitator at the Chinese International School in Hong Kong.

Christopher Young

Mont’ Kiara International School

Chris Young and his wife Patty Young have taught overseas for 15 years. They have two children, Jackie 25,and Phillip 22, both graduates of international schools. Chris currently teaches ESL grades 4/5 and Patty teaches 1st grade. Patty and Chris have owned a timeshare on the Hawaiian island of Kauai and for the past 15 years have learned many things about Aloha and have shared their heartfelt knowledge with others.

Ariel Xiaoxiao Fu Hong Kong Academy

I was educated in Australia and obtained my Masters degree in Educational Studies with the University of Western Australia. I taught Mandarin in Hong Kong Academy for three years in all grade levels from K to 7. I enjoy teaching and am very enthusiastic to share my experience with other international educators.

Glen Royce

Beijing BISS International School

Growing up on the border of French Quebec and with frequent visits to his tri-lingual grandparents, at a very young age Glen found foreign languages to be his favorite subject (okay, second-there was always P.E.). In Beijing he truly enjoys putting himself in his students’ linguistic shoes while trying to master the language of ‘putonghua.’

Experience Duke this summer SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR ACADEMICALLY TALENTED STUDENTS

Duke University TIP has many exciting opportunities to allow academically talented students the chance to travel internationally, take

EARCOS ADVISORY COUNCIL

college classes for Duke credit, or live on college campuses while learning about fascinating topics.

Aprile Collett Charlotte Diller Michael Peach Nanette Ruhter Karen Fish Christian Sorand Michael Fox Rob Jenkinson Chris Brubaker Cheryl Fullerton Katrina Lehman Patricia Peters Pauline Irvin-Hunter Ann Straub Craig Derksen

Jakarta International School International School Kuala Lumpur International School Bangkok Singapore American School Hong Kong International School International School Manila Taipei American School Shanghai American School International School Beijing Northbridge International School Cambodia Internatonal School of Yangon International School, Ho Chi Minh City St. Michael’s International School International School Bangkok Caltex American School

Special thanks to Advisory Council for your guidance and support thoughout the year. Your efforts are much appreciated by the entire EARCOS community

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Programs include: • Summer Studies Program: Grades 7 - 10 • Domestic (US) Field Studies: Grades 9 - 12 • International Field Studies: Grades 9 - 12 • Institute Programs: Grades 9 - 12 • PreCollege: Grade 11 (earn Duke University credit) • e-Studies: Grades 8 - 12

(fall, spring & summer online courses)

Application Deadline:

March 2007

Program information available online in mid-January 2007!

Visit www.tip.duke.edu or call 001 + (919) 668-9100


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Special thanks to these schools for loaning us the equipment we needed to make this a successful conference. Your genourosity will not be forgotten!

International School Bangkok New International School of Thailand Ruamrudee International School

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Special thanks to the

Teacher Representatives

from each of the EARCOS schools. We could only put this conference on with your assistance. Thanks to

Urasa Nicrothanon

Shangri-la Senior Events Manager

“Our school allows teachers to choose any healthcare they want. We have been using AQIA for a number of years now to establish mini-groups within the school, so that staff can then have the benefits of group coverage tailored to suit their own individual needs. We have found the service to be efficient, comprehensive and reliable. We are very happy to recommend their services to any school.”

Pawana Klindej

Shangri-la Asst. Director of Events Manager and the entire

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