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THE LANGUAGE OF LEARNING Bangkok - Golden Spire The Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang) is a complex of buildings in Bangkok, Thailand. It served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from the 18th century onwards.

EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2012

March 28-31 | Bangkok, Thailand

EARCOS Trustees & Staff About EARCOS

The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 130 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than 92,000 pre-K to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 152 associate members— textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc— and 25 individual members. Membership in EARCOS is open to elementary and secondary schools in East Asia which offer an educational program using English as the primary language of instruction, and to other organizations, institutions, and individuals interested in the objectives and purposes of the Council.

General Information

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

Objectives and Purposes

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

The EARCOS Trustees

Tim Carr President

Ben Norton Vice President

Deidre Fischer Secretary

David Toze Treasurer

Chris Akin Tom Farrell Anne Fowles Brent Mutsch

The EARCOS Staff

Dick Krajczar Executive Director

Bill Oldread Assistant Director

Vitz Baltero Administrative Assistant / ELC Conf. Coordinator

Elaine Repatacodo Ver Castro Edzel Drilo ETC Conf. Coordinator Membership Coordinator Webmaster / Journal I.T. Coordinator Weekend Workshop

Robert Viray Accountant

Tarek Razik

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

Welcome Message from the Executive Director

Dear ETC Delegates: Welcome to the 2012 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference (ETC) at the Shangri-La, Bangkok, Thailand. What a great venue for the 10th ETC. We hope you will enjoy our great lineup of special presenters and the conference site. The ETC has three excellent keynote presenters in Cathy Davidson, Steve Layne, and Jason Ohler. We have 11 preconference offerings, and 105 special presenter workshop sessions geared to meet our teachers’ needs. In addition, our job-a-like sessions will provide an opportunity for teachers to meet with their colleagues who work in similar disciplines. ETC has 55 scheduled teacher workshop sessions, which are always practical and well-presented. Please support your fellow teachers. Students will again be highlighted in our general sessions. The International School of Bangkok and The New International School of Thailand will perform at our general sessions on Thursday and Friday. Saturday’s general session will begin with the Shanghai/EARCOS Film Festival Winners. Our EARCOS schools have great talent, so help support our students by being prompt for each general session. Thanks to all our ETC teacher representatives who have spent many hours assisting their teachers with workshops, registration for the conference, and hotel and transportation arrangements. Without their dedication, it would be impossible to host our conference the way we do. Thanks to our EARCOS staff members who have worked endless hours to assist with the many details and logistics. The contributions of Elaine, Vitz, Ver, Edzel, and Robert with their attention to detail are commendable. Our assistant director Bill Oldread has been invaluable in organizing our conference strands of digital literacy, literacy, modern language, English as an additional language, special needs, counseling, and technology. Finally, it is always my wish for our delegates to make good contacts, be challenged by our presenters, renew friendships, and enjoy our hospitality. Visit our exhibitors and let them know that we appreciate their sponsorship that helps us provide the best conference possible. I’m proud and happy to be the director of this wonderful organization. Remember next year we will be at Concordia International School in Shanghai.

Dick Krajczar EARCOS Executive Director

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

EARCOS Vision To support the EARCOS mission we will: - Provide targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for member communities. - Engage adults and students in learning activities across the region that will promote friendship, understanding, and global citizenship. - Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster greater access to expertise. - Connect schools, communities, and individuals through the use of technology to promote collaboration, communication, intercultural understanding, and access to broader educational opportunities. - Conduct and communicate research and archive relevant data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices. 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. List serves/web page resources facilitate inter-school communication regarding issues relevant to specific disciplines or job categories. 2. Subject-specific conferences meet the professional development needs in selected disciplines or job categories both at the major conference site and at separate “stand-alone” conferences at different locations and times. 3. Consortiums of schools, based on professional development interests and needs, collaboratively identify and support the best practices. 4. Faculty in EARCOS schools share expertise to support targeted professional development needs at the school site. 5. A cohort of trained, affordable facilitators is available to work with boards and trustees throughout the region. 6. EARCOS facilitates a mentor program for new school heads and new principals. 7. EARCOS, through its aspiring leadership programs, encourages its members to pursue leadership positions. 8. Offering a greater choice of breadth and/or depth at the major annual conferences, EARCOS develops new and varied formats for conferences. 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.


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STRATEGY C Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise. - EARCOS develops collaborative relationships with external organizations that support the needs of EARCOS member schools. 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. - EARCOS schools use a range of technologies that support collaborative efforts and staff development. - In collaboration with EARCOS, universities provide e-learning opportunities that allow for staff development and credentialing opportunities. - The EARCOS website is a valuable tool offering a broad range of collaborative services enhancing staff and student development and a resource for educational opportunities within EARCOS. - EARCOS supports data driven decision-making through the use of electronic survey instruments. STRATEGY E Conduct relevant research and communicate resulting data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices. - EARCOS sponsored grant process financially supports action research by and for EARCOS members pertinent to the educational process in Asia.

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.

Table of Contents

1 Welcome Message from the Executive Director 2 EARCOS Mission, Vision, & Strategic Plan 4 Meeting & Banquets Floor Plan 6 Preconferences 10 First Day of Conference at a Glance 11 Conference Opening: Keynote Speaker - Cathy Davidson 12 SESSION 1 14 Job-a-Like Session 16 SESSION 2 20 SESSION 3 21 CRAFT FAIR/BAZAAR 21 WELCOME RECEPTION & CULTURAL NIGHT 22 Second Day of Conference at a Glance 23 Keynote Speaker - Steven Layne 24 SESSION 4 26 SESSION 5 30 SESSION 6 32 SESSION 7 34 Third Day of Conference at a Glance 35 Keynote Speaker - Jason Ohler 36 SESSION 8 38 SESSION 9 42 SESSION 10 43 GALA DINNER 44 EARCOS Members Respond to Thailand Disaster 46 Workshop Presenters 52 Teacher Workshop Presenters 61 Delegate List ** Cover photo by John Dalkin

Conference at a Glance EARCOS REGISTRATION DESK HOURS Tuesday, March 27 14:00-20:00 Wednesday, March 28 07:00-22:00 Thursday, March 29 06:30-17:00 Friday, March 30 07:00-17:00 Saturday, March 31 07:00-17:00 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS University of San Francisco / Washington State University Time: 8:30-16:30 Room: Chairman’s Room Thursday, 29 March 2012 Friday, 30 March 2012 Saturday, 31 March 2012 Sunday, 01 April 2012

Thursday, 29 March 2012 - FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE 07:30-16:45 Exhibits Open 08:00-08:15 Opening Remarks 08:15-08:30 Student Choir, International School Bangkok 08:30-09:30 Keynote Speaker: CATHY DAVIDSON Title: “Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn” Sponsored by INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS SERVICES 09:30-10:00 Coffee Break Sponsored by University of San Francisco / Washington State University 10:00-11:30 SESSION 1 11:30-12:30 LUNCH 12:30-13:30 Job-a-Like Sessions 13:45-14:45 S E S S I O N 2 (Teacher Workshops) 14:45-15:15 Coffee Break Sponsored by DYMO/Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies 15:15-16:45 SESSION 3 16:30-21:00 Crafts Fair / Bazaar 19:30-21:00 Welcome Reception & Cultural Night Sponsored by TieCare International Friday, 30 March 2012 - SECOND DAY OF CONFERENCE 07:30-17:00 08:00-08:15 08:15-08:30 08:30-09:30 09:30-10:00 10:00-11:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-13:45 13:45-15:15 15:15-15:45 15:45-17:00

Exhibits Open Opening Remarks Performance: The NIST Marimba Ensemble Keynote Speaker: STEVEN LAYNE Title: Title: Balcony People: Teachers Make the Difference Sponsored by Buffalo State, SUNY Coffee Break Sponsored by FOLLETT INTERNATIONAL SESSION 4 S E S S I O N 5 (Teacher Workshops) LUNCH SESSION 6 Coffee Break Sponsored by FAST TRAIN PROGRAM SESSION 7

Saturday, 31 March 2012 - THIRD DAY OF CONFERENCE 07:30-15:00 08:00-08:15 08:15-08:30 08:30-09:30 09:30-10:00 10:00-11:30 11:30-12:15 12:15-13:15 13:30-15:00 17:15-18:15 18:30-21:00

Exhibits Open Opening Remarks EARCOS Asia Student Film Festival - 2 Film Shorts Keynote Speaker: JASON OHLER Title: New Media, New Literacies – Educational Transformation through Digital Creativity Sponsored by Taylor’s Education Sdn Bhd (School Division) Coffee Break Sponsored by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) SESSION 8 Heavy Coffee Break S E S S I O N 9 (Teacher Workshops) S E S S I O N 10 Reception for the Exhibitors (by Invitation) GALA Dinner sponsored by TieCare International

Monday, March 26, 2012 - P R E C O N F E R E N C E S 16:00 Environmental Studies / Sustainability Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - P R E C O N F E R E N C E S 08:30-16:30 Environmental Studies / Sustainability AP Calculus AP English 10:00-10:30 Coffee Break 12:30-13:30 Lunch at the Next 2 Cafe 14:30-15:00 Afternoon Coffee Break Wednesday, March 28, 2012 08:30-16:30 PRECONFERENCES 10:00-10:30 Morning Coffee Break 12:30-13:30 Lunch at the Ballroom 14:30-15:00 Coffee Break 17:00-18:00 Meeting for Teacher Representatives 18:00-18:30 Reception for Teacher Representatives

This is a ‘NO BAG CONFERENCE’. For several years delegates have been telling us not to provide a conference bag, so this year we have responded. In lieu of bags, EARCOS will donate $1500 dollars to the AFTER THE WAVE FOUNDATION, here in Thailand, dedicated to improving the lives of children still suffering the effects of the deadly Tsunami.

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PRECONFERENCES MONDAY | 26 March 2012 KENNY PEAVY AND LYNDA ROLPH Meet at the Hotel Pier at 16:00 Title: Environment Studies Strand: Environmental Studies / Sustainability Learn local ecology and natural history as you float down the Chao Phraya River which flows through Bangkok, eventually making its way to the Gulf of Thailand. Participants will live aboard the Traidhos Three Generation Barge for 2 days and 2 nights as they take part in activities that will enhance their knowledge of local flora and fauna and complement their classroom curriculum and lesson plans for all subject areas and all levels. They will also learn techniques for environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) while using the Atkisson Compass model for schools. A visit to a local market, getting up close with nature, team building, field research, learning games, and reflection will be incorporated into daily activities and provide participants with a genuine experience of the riverine ecosystem and Thai culture. Participants will receive further information (i.e. what to bring, daily itinerary, etc.) once they have signed up. Limited to 24 participants from any discipline or grade level.

TUESDAY | 27 March 2012

8:30 - 16:30

KENNY PEAVY AND LYNDA ROLPH Room: BARGE Title: Environment Studies Strand: Environmental Studies / Sustainability Two-day preconference continued.....


BEN CORNELIUS Room: The Valley Room I Title: Teaching University Level Calculus in Secondary School (AP Calculus - AB & BC combined)) Strand: AP Calculus This workshop is geared toward teachers who are relatively new to teaching university level courses, such as Advanced Placement calculus (or interested in teaching it in the future). There will also be information that will likely be of interest to experienced advanced calculus teachers. We will look briefly at the major topics that are common to calculus AB and BC, focusing on teaching strategies and common student mistakes. Some of the topics will be examined through simple representative problems, and others will be illustrated using past exam questions, both multiple choice and free response, allowing participants to gain insight into the AP course, how the exam is graded, and what students need to do in order to succeed on the exam and in university level mathematics courses. DANNY LAWRENCE Room: The Valley Room II Title: AP English Strand: AP English This workshop is geared towards teachers who teach (or are interested in teaching) university-level English courses, such as AP English language and composition or AP English literature and composition. Participants will explore the AP English language and composition course in light of its focus on rhetorical analysis, argumentation, and various forms of the “literature of fact” including essays, speeches, letters, and memoir.s In addition, participants will explore classroom strategies that invite students to closely read, analyze, and appreciate imaginative literature (fiction, poetry, and drama) as encountered in AP English literature and composition. Strategies for developing writing assignments and working with student writers will be discussed. Participants will experience key elements of both AP English examinations including completion, scoring, and discussion of multiple choice as well as free response (essay) questions.

10:00 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 14:30 - 15:00

MORNING COFFEE BREAK at the Meeting Room Foyer LUNCH at the Next 2 Cafe AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK at the Meeting Room Foyer

WEDNESDAY | 28 March 2012

8:30 - 16:30

KENNY PEAVY AND LYNDA ROLPH Room: BARGE Title: Environment Studies Strand: Environmental Studies / Sustainability Two-day preconference continued..... International School Leadership Progam (USF/WSU) Strand: Leadership Program Room: Chairman’s Room CHRIS THOMAS BEN CORNELIUS Room: THE VALLEY ROOM I Teaching University Level Calculus in Secondary School (AP Calculus - AB & BC combined) Strand: AP Calculus Two-day preconference continued..... Danny Lawrence Room: THE VALLEY ROOM II Title: AP English Strand: AP English Two-day preconference continued..... 06

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8:30 - 16:30

Marilyn George Strand: Accreditation Room: THE STUDY ROOM Accreditation (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Title: Serving as a Visiting Committee Member and Conducting a Self-Study This session will (1) prepare 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. Who should attend? - Representatives from schools conducting future Focus on Learning self-studies. - All interested teachers and other educators who have never served on an accreditation team or have served previously but are eager to learn more about serving on a Focus on Learning team. - All teachers and other educators who are serving on Focus on Learning teams, if they have not participated in a recent training. Why attend? The session will provide an opportunity for educators - To strengthen their understanding of Focus on Learning process from a school self-study and visiting committee perspective. - To understand how Focus on Learning can be integrated with other school initiatives such as strategic planning - To examine strategies inherent in Focus on Learning that support the schools assessment of student learning in relation to schoolwide learning results and curricular objectives/standards. - To become eligible to serve on visiting committees.

Jill Bromenschenkel Strand: ESL Room: INDONESIA ROOM Title: Engage Me! Academic Language Interaction for ELLs How are we meeting the challenge to engage ELLs (and all students) in authentic academic language interaction, especially in content area settings? And, how are we tapping into today’s technology and digital tools to foster academic communication and collaboration opportunities, with ESL students in mind? Participants will gain take-away tools and resources that result in deepened student engagement and language and content achievement, including: 21st century approaches to collaboration and co teaching, planning and communication, effective interactive classroom structures, and digital tools to empower ELLs. Doug Johnson Strand: Library Room: THE GARDEN GALLERY Title: Facing Our Challenges in Positive Ways Today’s school libraries seem beset by challenges and the need for change. This workshop will help the participant develop and use effective change strategies that are practical, effective, and that truly help increase budgets, improve working conditions, and make the library media program essential to student learning. The workshop will help the participant learn how proactive, collaborative planning and reporting efforts based on needs assessments can have a tremendous impact on the support given to media programs by teachers, administrators, and the community and how to devise a powerful communication strategy. Lori Langer de Ramirez Strand: Modern Language & ESL Room:VIETNAM ROOM Title: Folktales, Fables and Stories for the Language Classroom Using folktales as the thematic center, teachers can incorporate language, content and culture into their lessons. Activities will be shared that involve students in using their language to make connections to other disciplines as they explore these culturally-rich stories. The presenter will: provide a rationale for using folktales as a thematic center in curriculum planning; present sources and resources for stories; address ways to adapt stories to meet diverse proficiency levels; demonstrate pre-and post-reading/listening activities; and work with small groups on the initial planning of a story-centered thematic unit for their own classroom. Eula Ewing Monroe Strand: Math Room: CHAO PHRAYA ROOM Title: Helping Learners Develop Mathematical Practices That Yield The major goal of mathematics instruction—mathematical understanding—seems elusive for many learners, and knowing how to help them accomplish that goal may seem elusive to their teachers as well.Yet there are ways students can learn to think about and do mathematics, called mathematical practices (included in the common core and other standards), that yield “uncommon” understandings. Session participants will engage in tasks that illuminate these mathematical practices and learn strategies to teach them to their students.

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Michael Boll and Michael Lambert Strand: Digital Literacy Room: MALAYSIA ROOM Title: 1:1 Laptop Programs in International Schools: The Good, the Bad, and the Awesome Students have the computers/technology and there is an increasing number of learners using their own iPads, smart phones, FlipCams, a variety of netbooks, etc. It’s a BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) classroom. With numerous websites, applications, and various media tools, the classroom and the curriculum are in a ‘disruptive’ environment. With new possibilities come new challenges. But these new problems have to be viewed and addressed in new ways. In this session the co-presenters will discuss and debate the crucial issues involved in creating a 1:1 program and fostering its growth. The co-presenters have been starting and managing 1:1 programs for more than 10 years and have run into a lot of pitfalls in their time.


8:30 - 16:30

Derek Selander Strand: Counseling Room: SINGAPORE ROOM Title: Bridging the School-Parent Gap: Effective and Transformative Ways to Engage Parents in the Educational Process As education continues to evolve, so does the role of student service providers. While mainly providing direct services to students, one aspect of the role now includes indirect services such as collaborating with parents. Studies show that parental involvement in school is associated with both student academic and social success. Workshop participants will learn how to apply counseling and consulting skills to parents and parenting, leaving with a tool box of insights and activities for developing and nurturing effective school-parent relationships. This workshop will delve deeper into the topics and resources discussed in the Rethinking Parenting presentation scheduled during the main conference. Sponsored by THE COLLEGE BOARD


Jeff Utecht / Kim Cofino Strand: COETAIL Room: PEPPINO LEVEL 3 Title: COETAIL This preconference is course 5 of the Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy cohort that started last year at ETC11.This is a closed preconference for only those involved in the year long program. If you would like information about the COETAIL program please visit: http://www.coetail. asia

10:00 - 10:30

MORNING COFFEE BREAK at the Meeting Room Foyer

12:30 - 13:30


14:30 - 15:00

AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK at the Meeting Room Foyer

17:00 - 18:00



18:00 - 18:30


Room: Dr. K’s Suite

International School Leadership Progam(USF/WSU) Schedules Presenter: Chris Thomas THURSDAY

29 March 2012

8:30 - 16:30



30 March 2012

8:30 - 16:30



31 March 2012

8:30 - 16:30



01 April 2012

8:30 - 16:30


This is a ‘NO BAG CONFERENCE’. For several years delegates have been telling us not to provide a conference bag, so this year we have responded. In lieu of bags, EARCOS will donate $1500 dollars to the AFTER THE WAVE FOUNDATION, here in Thailand, dedicated to improving the lives of children still suffering the effects of the deadly Tsunami. --------------------

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First Day of Conference At A Glance 07:30-16:45 08:00-08:15 08:15-08:30 08:30-09:30 09:30-10:00 10:00-11:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-13:30 13:45-14:45 14:45-15:15 15:15-16:45 16:30-21:00 18:30-21:00

Exhibits Open Opening Remarks Student Choir, International School Bangkok Keynote Speaker Coffee Break Session 1 Lunch Job-a-Like Sessions Session 2 Coffee Break Session 3 Crafts Fair / Bazaar Welcome Reception & Cultural Night


The history of Thailand begins with the migration of the Thais into what is now Thailand during the first millennium. Prior to this, bronze and iron age civilizations had existed for several thousand years, plus later Mon, Malay, and Khmer kingdoms. The Thais established their own kingdoms, most prominently a brief flowering at Sukhothai and more lastingly the Ayutthaya kingdom. These kingdoms were under constant threat from Burma and Vietnam, as well as from Thai and Lao rivals. The European colonial powers threatened in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but Thailand survived as the only Southeast Asian state to avoid colonial rule. After the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932, Thailand endured sixty years of almost permanent military rule before the establishment of a democratic system. Source: Wikipedia


One of the most distinctive Thai customs is the wai. Showing greeting, farewell, or acknowledgment, it comes in several forms reflecting the relative status of those involved, but generally it involves a prayer-like gesture with the hands and a bow of the head. Couples and people of opposite sex should not touch each other in public (including holding hands). However, physical demonstrations of affection in public are common between friends of the same sex. Touching someone on the head is considered rude. It is also considered rude to place one’s feet at a level above someone else’s head, especially if that person is of higher social standing. This is because the Thai people consider the foot to be the dirtiest and lowest part of the body, and the head the most respected and highest part of the body. Pointing at or touching something with the feet is also considered rude. When sitting, keep both feet on the ground. It is customary to remove one’s footwear before entering a home or a temple, and not to step on the threshold. When sitting in a temple, one is expected to point one’s feet away from images of the Buddha. Because of their religious discipline, Thai monks are forbidden physical contact with women. Women are therefore expected to make way for passing monks to ensure that accidental contact does not occur. Women making offerings to monks place their donation at the feet of the monk, or on a cloth laid on the ground or a table. Source: Wikipedia


Thailand is a country with abundant natural resources, including a wide variety of flora and fauna, and distinct ecological zones. There are over 100 Thailand national parks, including more than 20 marine parks, and each park features unique attractions, outstanding facilities, and opportunities to see animals in Thailand. Those interested in trekking, mountain biking, photography, birding, camping, scuba diving, or getting up close to exotic animals in Thailand have many options to choose from. A visit to a Thailand beach or one of the many Thailand islands is an opportunity for visitors to relax, experience exotic marine life, or even learn to scuba dive. However, across Thailand, whether at a beach, island, or Thailand National Park visitors will discover unique flora and fauna and distinct ecological zones, from the temperate forests of the northern mountains and the plains of central Thailand to the savannahs of the northeast and the mangrove forests of the southern coasts. Animals in Thailand include not only elephants and monkeys but also bears and whale sharks, the world’s largest fish.


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Conference Opening THURSDAY | 29 March 2012



EXHIBITS OPEN 8:00 - 8:15


OPENING REMARKS / ANNOUNCEMENTS Richard Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director

8:15 - 8:30



International School Bangkok Anthony Giles, Choir Director Introduction of Speaker: Richard Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director 8:30 - 9:30


KEYNOTE SPEAKER : CATHY N. DAVIDSON CATHY DAVIDSON served from 1998 until 2006 as the first vice provost for interdisciplinary studies at Duke University, where she worked with faculty to help create many programs, including the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and the program in Information Science + Information Studies (ISIS). She is the co-founder of Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, HASTAC (“haystack”), a network of innovators dedicated to new forms of learning for the digital age. She is also co-director of the $2 million annual HASTAC/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition. During her time as the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University, she has published more than 20 books, including Closing: The Life and Death of an American Factory (with photographer Bill Bamberger) and The Future of Thinking: Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (with HASTAC co-founder David Theo Goldberg). She blogs regularly on new media, learning, and innovation on the www. hastac.org website as “Cat in the Stack” as well as on www.dmlcentral.com and Psychology Today.com. In December 2010, President Obama nominated her to the National Council on the Humanities.

Keynote Title: “Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn” When Cathy Davidson and Duke University advocated giving free iPods to the freshman class in 2003, critics said the university was wasting their money.Yet when students in practically every discipline invented academic uses for the music players, suddenly the idea could be seen in a new light—as an innovative way to turn learning on its head. This radical experiment is at the heart of Davidson’s inspiring new book. Using cutting-edge research on the brain, she shows how “attention blindness” has produced one of our society’s greatest challenges: while we’ve all acknowledged the great changes of the digital age, most of us still toil in schools and workplaces designed for the last century. Davidson introduces us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas—from schools with curriculums built around video games to companies that train workers using virtual environments—will open the doors to new ways of working and learning. A lively hybrid of Thomas Friedman and Normal Doidge, Now You See It is a refreshingly optimistic argument for a bold embrace of our connected, collaborative future.


9:30 - 10:00


Sponsored by University of San Francisco / Washington State University

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SESSION 1 THURSDAY | 29 March 2012


Julie Adams Room: THE STUDY ROOM Strand: ESL Title: What Every Educator Should Know about Content Area Literacy & Effective Instruction Learn the latest research regarding content area literacy, how to end the 4th grade slump and achievement gap, and utilize effective instructional practices to promote student engagement and comprehension across all content areas. Cathryn Berger Kaye Room: PEPPINO LEVEL 3 Strand: General Ed/ Service Learning Title: The Time is Now for Service Learning: Engaging, Relevant, Real Service learning—a powerful teaching strategy—creates a conducive environment for developing transferable skills and knowledge, high engagement, and relevance benefitting teachers as well as students. Transform community service into service learning with the Five Stages of Service Learning, literature connections—fiction and nonfiction, and adding purpose to process. Highly interactive! Tim Burns Sponsored by The COLLEGE BOARD Room: INDONESIA ROOM Strand: Counseling Title: THREE BRAINS ARE BETTER THAN ONE: Integrating Brain, Body, and Heart Intelligences for Engaged Learning Looking for a workshop experience that pulls together recent and relevant findings about the learning brain, while integrating intriguing discoveries about the role of the so called “second brain” (the gut or body-brain) and the “intelligence of the heart” in learning and well-being? If so, this is the institute for you. This informative, interactive workshop blends research and practical application within a framework of brain-based childhood development, showing why and—most importantly to educators—how to put these important findings into practice. Such an integrated approach to teaching and learning results in threat-free, enjoyable learning. Join us for an exploration of the engaged brains!


Cathy Davidson Room: BALLROOM III Strand: Digital Literacy Title: How We Measure This workshop introduces the history of the kinds and forms of measurement that dominate twentieth-century educational practices, K-20. Alison Davis Room: BRUNEI ROOM II Strand: Literacy Title: Minds-On + Hands-On = Thinking Readers There are many skills and strategies which thinking readers use—before, during, and after reading. These minds-on strategies need to be taught to students in a systematic and explicit way so they have deep understanding of everything they read. There are multiple opportunities in a teaching day for teachers and librarians to model minds-on strategies—and the in-head cognitive processing—with both narrative and factual texts. Hands-on strategies can be modeled with digital or enlarged text, guided reading text or independent reading books to produce the construction of meaning. So minds-on reading + hands-on strategies = deep comprehension. Brett Dillingham Room: MYANMAR I Strand: Literacy Title: Culturally Responsive Literacy through Storytelling: Performance Literacy Culturally responsive literacy is rich, rewarding, and consistent with the values of students’ cultures and focuses on improving academic learning. In this workshop we will engage in activities that have a strong theory/evidence base.  Performance literacy storytelling activities encourage and facilitate children’s oral and written language development, increase listening and reading comprehension, and inspire a love of reading and writing.  These processes build on constructivist learning principles with the learner as an active participant in the process. David Grant Room: THE VALLEY ROOM I Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Teaching Students to Shoot Like Pros Students at King Middle School in Portland, Maine, shoot and produce documentary video of learning expeditions at every grade level, on every team. In this hands on workshop, participants will explore how students can master simple but powerful videography conventions. Participants will leave with new knowledge of how to shoot great video, as well as with a ready-to-use lesson for teaching students how to shoot like pros in their classrooms. Please bring a phone or camera that shoots video and a wire for uploading NicHOLAS Jackiw Room: CHAO PHRAYA ROOM Strand: Math Title: The Geometer’s Sketchpad Introductory Workshop: Tessellations and Tilings Participants will meet and learn the basic operations of The Geometer’s Sketchpad, the most widely-used school mathematics software, in the context of exploring regular tessellations of the plane via regular polygons.This hands-on workshop is for mathematics teachers at all grade levels, and is recommended for users new-or relatively new-to Dynamic Geometry technology. Bring your laptop!


EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2012

SESSION 1 THURSDAY | 29 March 2012


Maggie Moon Room: THE GARDEN GALLERY Strand: Literacy Title: How to Plan out the Best Possible Mini-Lessons: Make Your Teaching Stick & Make Good Use of Your Time To Keep It Mini! One of the main aspects to a strong reading or writing workshop is the daily mini-lesson. As many teachers know, it is often too easy to try to wing minilessons, or somehow find that 20 minutes have passed and the lesson isn’t over! In this workshop, teachers will examine the importance of pacing a good mini-lesson and will consider the various ways to keep a mini-lesson actually mini. Each part of a mini-lesson will be looked at closely, and teachers will have the opportunity to revisit past lessons and dream up how to turn them into a string of mini-lessons. Participants will also plan out mini-lessons by breaking down a specific teaching point into steps. Eula Ewing Monroe Room: MYANMAR II & III Strand: Math Title: A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Ways NOT to Discourage Mathematical Discussion Do some of your teaching approaches and strategies inadvertently discourage rather than encourage meaning mathematical discussion? This session identifies common teacher behaviors and other factors within the classroom that discourage students from engaging in the discourse of mathematics. In each case, adjustments are suggested to offer a more positive alternative. Donna KALMBACH Phillips Room:VIETNAM ROOM Strand: General Ed/ Action Research Title: Teacher Action Research: An Overview This interactive workshop is designed to answer the question, “What is teacher action research?” Attendees will define action research, understand the usefulness of action research to classroom teachers, and gain a broad perspective of how action research is implemented.

Peggy Sharp Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM I & II Strand: Library Title: New Books for Grades K-2 and How to Use Them in Your Program Learn of some of the best new books for younger students and specific strategies for using them to motivate reading and promote learning. Ideas presented are highly practical ready-to-use-tomorrow strategies for all areas of your program that are appropriate for the new books as well as for your old favorites. Stephen Shore Room: SINGAPORE ROOM Strand: Special Needs Title: Understanding the “Hidden Curriculum” for Learners on the Autism Spectrum and Related Conditions When is it appropriate to talk in class? How does one act when hanging out with friends, in school, or in the library? Is there a way to reckon with the fact that the “lunch hour” at work is only 30 minutes? Most people automatically know the answers to these questions and many like them through observations of social interaction. This presentation examines Power Cards, Social Stories by Carol Gray, emotional thermometers and mnemonic devices such as Stop, Observe, Deliberate, and Act and other strategies for providing practical solutions to the vexing problem of teaching appropriate social interaction to people on the autism spectrum in appropriate social interactions. Joe Stucker / Paul Wood Room: THE VALLEY ROOM II Strand: General Title: A Perfect Match—International School Recruitment from the School’s Perspective “If a school has great teachers, it is a great school.” (Whitaker, 2004). International school recruitment has become virtually a year-round process. Both recruiters and schools need to take advantage of all available resources to ensure the best possible match. This interactive workshop provides participants with insight into the recruitment process from the school’s perspective and offers practical suggestions for how teachers and aspiring administrators can optimize their chances of being hired by the right school. It will also consider the roles in the process of the initial application, resume, email communications, Skype/telephone interviews, the recruitment fairs, and professional networks such as LinkedIn. Jeff Utecht Room: MALAYSIA ROOM Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Google Apps in the Classroom This session will focus on using Google Apps in the classroom with students 3rd - 12th grade. This free educational service encompasses a powerful set of tools that is revolutionizing education. Combining these tools with other free Google products like Google Maps and Google Earth only enhances the learning for students. We will go hands-on with real lessons being used in classrooms right now as we discuss how Google Apps changes the learning environment. From science notebooks, to collaborative notes and classroom newspapers, we’ll get our hands dirty with what these powerful tools have to offer. Participants will need a Google account.


LUNCH at the BALLROOM and ANGELINI The Language of Learning



Anna Sugarman Room: BRUNEI ROOM I Strand: Special Needs/ Gifted Title: Identifying and Maximizing Talent Working definitions of giftedness will provide a foundation for this presentation which will highlight characteristics of high ability students and explain how they can be facilitators for or distractors of learning. Participants will explore practical applications and options in the international schools to maximize learning and aptitude development.

Job-a-Like Sessions

THURSDAY | 29 March 2012


Digital Literacy Chao Phraya Room Michael Lambert & Michael Boll, Concordia International School Environmental / Green School The Valley Room I Kenny Peavy, International School of Kuala Lumpur ES Counseling (Sponsored by The College Board) Tom Cole, Suzhou Singapore International School

Brunie Room

MS Counseling (Sponsored by The College Board) Brunei Room Jenny Ostermiller, American International School of Guangzhou HS Counseling (Sponsored by The College Board) Cathy Curtis, International School Bangkok

Brunei Room

ES ESL Philippines Room I Anna Yuen, Nanjing International School MS ESL Philippines Room II Asa Haeggblom, Western Academy of Beijing MS MATH Cathy Berghahn, The American International School in Japan

Myanmar I

HS Math Kevin Arndt, Gyeonggi Suwon International School

Myanmar II

Grade 1 & 2 Wendi Schipani, Mont’Kiara International School

The Garden Gallery

Grade 3 The Valley Room II Stacey Johnsen, Taipei American School Grade 4 & 5 Megan Scott, Dalian American International School

The Study Room

Kindergarten / Pre-School Singapore Room Leanne Erickson and Junko Cancemi, Yokohama International School Librarian Indonesia Room Michelle Rinker, International School Yangon Literacy Coaching Private Room II Keegan Combs, Xiamen International School Modern Languages Michele Bailey, International School Manila

Myanmar III

Special Needs Karen Olah, Singapore American School

Malaysia Room

Technology Peppino Level 3 Terrell Neuage, Dalian American International School


EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2012

SESSION 2 Teacher Workshops THURSDAY | 29 March 2012


Karen Carmen Room: THE VALLEY ROOM I Target Audience: Grades 5-12 Strand: Literacy Title: How To Stage a Successful Poetry Slam For anyone who’s ever “worried about the future of literature in a media-mad, electronic rock ‘n’ roll era”! Come explore how to captivate audiences of all ages and cultures with the competitive art of performance poetry and become equipped with tips and tools to make your own slam happen! Tom Cole Room: VIETNAM ROOM Target Audience: ES/MS teachers and counselors Strand: Special Needs Title: Understanding Learning Differences in International Schools A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, and this is particularly true with learning disabilities. We will cover some of the most common language related learning disabilities, describe how they are diagnosed, and discuss strategies that may be used in the classroom. A major component of this workshop will help the attendees to experience the challenges the students with these disorders face on a daily basis.


Cath Corbo / Loreto Keary Room: BALLROOM III Target Audience: ES, homeroom and language teachers Strand: ESL Title: Oral Language Strategies to Support English Language Development. It is essential in an international classroom that teachers support English language development by planning for the use of oral language strategies that are inclusive of second language learners. This workshop will provide practical examples of oral language activities for elementary homeroom and language teachers to integrate across the curriculum through a fun and active approach. Shauna Covell Room: THE VALLEY ROOM II Target Audience: Elementary classroom teachers and literacy specialists Strand: Literacy Title: The Daily 5: For Teachers by Teachers Ever wonder how to “fit it all in?” The Daily 5 might be the answer for you. In this presentation, you will learn about an organizational method for the reading/language arts block called the Daily 5. You will see firsthand what it is and the benefits of using it in your classroom. You will also watch video clips that demonstrate how to launch the Daily 5 and kids in action! There will be large and small group components, and an independent block for you to brainstorm how it might work in your classroom and time to ask specific questions. I look forward to sharing my passion for the Daily 5 with interested and curious elementary school educators. Elaine Eastwood / Amina LaCour Room: INDONESIA ROOM Target Audience: Pre-K–1st grade Strand: General Title: Making the Most of Data with Young Learners Does the thought of data make you cringe? Find out how to integrate the collection and use of data with young learners in meaningful ways. Learn to develop data centers, data folders, and documentation boards and make them a part of the student learning process. Learners become self-directed and motivated when data is visible and accessible. Participants will reflect, share, and acquire practical ways of using data effectively to improve student learning. Tara Ethridge Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM I Target Audience: K-12 librarians Strand: Library Title: Making the Most out of Your Destiny Catalog Embedding Youtube videos, adding student digital book reviews, social networking about books—all these are possible (and so fun!) using your current Destiny library catalog. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to utilize your Destiny catalog to its fullest potential, creating a central place for students to gather virtually to share their love of books and to share their digital work. Anne Ferrara / Stephanie Passamonte Room: BRUNEI ROOM I Target Audience: MS/HS counselors Strand: Counseling Title: Intentional Interactions: Delivering Systematic, Comprehensive Guidance Seminars to all Students This workshop will take a look at how to reach all students through creating, delivering, and assessing a comprehensive guidance seminar program. Attendees will walk away with tips to strengthen and/or create their own comprehensive guidance classes. Questions to be answered: How did we find the time? How did we advocate for such a significant shift in the daily schedule? What are the strengths and challenges of our current curriculum? Pat Kozyra / Rachel Perks Room: SINGAPORE ROOM Target Audience: All Grade Levels Strand: Special Needs Title: Just Who Are the Gifted? Participants will learn common characteristics of gifted children and will be given checklists and methods to help identify a gifted student in the classroom. (Two in every one hundred.) A bonus feature of this dynamic workshop is the multitude of fantastic ideas and strategies that can be used to help meet the needs of the gifted child. Remember: ‘If you don’t kiss all the frogs, you won’t know who the prince or princess will be!’ 16

EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2012

SESSION 2 Teacher Workshops THURSDAY | 29 March 2012


Griffin Loynes / Cinder Merritt Room: THE GARDEN GALLERY Target Audience: MS/HS teachers Strand: Literacy Title: Text Type Literacy: Mini-lessons for Language and Literature Vertical Integration With the new IB A1 language and literature course, there is vital need to vertically integrate skills of the course into earlier English classes.This workshop will present mini-lesssons for different text type literacy activities, focusing on cinema, graphic strips, and political propaganda. The activities are geared towards inclusion in existing pre-IB English units, allowing students early exposure to the new curricular skills. The workshop aims to provide practical material for the classroom. Scott Miller Room: THE STUDY ROOM Target Audience: Grades 3-12 teachers Strand: Literacy Title: Enhancing Vocabulary Instruction Looking for new ways to introduce, practice, review, or assess vocabulary? If so, this session is designed for you. Participants will experience a plethora of vocabulary strategies which can be used in their classroom as soon as desired. Discover some new ways to help students learn and apply their knowledge or vocabulary. John Rinker Room: MYANMAR II Target Audience: Grades 4-10 but easily with ideas and provocative aspects it could be for all grades, including teachers and students. Strand: General Title: The Google Earth Tour Challenge : A Game-based Project The Google Earth Tour Challenge provides a game-based project for integrating Google Earth into a variety of curricular areas. The game-based design motivates students to complete successive levels of the game while ensuring a rich content base for the product. In the end, students create an authentic and durable learning tool.

Sarah Sutter Room: CHAO PHRAYA ROOM Target Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Building your Professional Learning Network How do you move forward when you don’t know what you don’t know? Create a learning network that uses online communities and resources to bring a steady stream of information to your online “door.” Participate with teachers in webinars, or join communities of educators sharing ideas and resources. How do you find them? How do you join in? Come find out how to get started and tap into the growing global online community of educators and create your own custom tailored professional learning network. Roy Tomlinson Room: MYANMAR I Target Audience: HS Math Teachers Strand: Math Title: Linear Regression and Modeling using Excel and the Graphing Calculator Teachers will come out of the workshop with an understanding of the use of Excel to plot linear regression and best fitting lines using real world data. Using these models, we’ll apply formulas to plot residuals and determine best fitting models. Re-expression of data using the spreadsheet will also be discussed. Bring laptops to work on the computer during the session. Michelle Vogel / Monna McDiarmid Room: BRUNEI ROOM II Target Audience: MS/HS counselors and teachers (grades 6-12) Strand: Counseling Title: What is Beautiful? Talking with Teenagers about Body Image During the 2010-2011 school year, counselors and teachers at NIST identified body image as a serious issue for our middle and high school students. We threw ourselves into the creation of an educational program that had, at its foundation, our own experiences with body image and disordered eating. We hoped that students would respect and benefit from our honesty and vulnerability. This programming led to a campaign called “What is beautiful?” and resulted in a short film and photo exhibit.

The Language of Learning



David Rynne Room: PEPPINO LEVEL 3 Target Audience: Appropriate for ES/MS/Sec teachers, all subject areas and specializations Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Let There Be Life! Integrating Claymation into Classroom Practice Students need direct support to become thoroughly media literate in today’s media intensive world. Integrating Stop Motion Animation into student learning tasks enables many cooperative and collaborative learning opportunities as well as developing time management awareness, responsibility, and problem solving strategies.This hands-on workshop will: Discuss media literacy, view examples of animations, create and publish a simple animation, discuss curricular uses of this technique, classroom management strategies, and some of the resources available. (Bring a laptop if possible.)

SESSION 2 Teacher Workshops THURSDAY | 29 March 2012


Evan Weinberg Room: MYANMAR III Target Audience: MS/HS mathematics teachers Strand: Math Title: Using Geogebra to Promote Active Mathematics Learning and Skill Development Students must do mathematical tasks and get correct feedback to learn to think mathematically. Geogebra, an open source and community supported software program, offers many tools for students to see multiple representations of functions, model the world around them, and get feedback on the math work they do by hand. This workshop will focus on applying Geogebra both as an exploratory tool and to help students develop their skills for when the computer is not available. Nancy Woodward Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM II Target Audience: Librarians, grades 6-12 Strand: Library Title: Let’s Talk Books—Back to Basics for MS and HS Librarians Literacy and connecting students with good books is still a core value for school librarians. Ideas about good books, selection resources, and how to promote books will be shared. Come prepared to share some of your ideas.


Greg Zolkowski Room: MALAYSIA ROOM Target Audience: K-2 teachers and special needs support staff Strand: Special Needs Title: Early Literacy Intervention: Are Gains Sustained? What Works? A five-year longitudinal study, conducted by the presenter, addresses the question “can gains in reading made by students while in intervention be maintained in years after they have stopped receiving support?” The presentation will highlight the RTI model/ intervention principles used at our school, the assessment and data gathering process, and instructional features that could be applied by specialists or classroom teachers.


COFFEE BREAK at the Meeting Room Foyer


by DYMO/Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies

Help support their education This year, proceeds from the Charity Raffle and Silent Auction will go to After the Wave (afterthewave.org). After the Wave is a Thailand based non-profit foundation established after the 2004 tsunami, and run by a network of educational professionals, volunteers, and community leaders. We work through the R35 school in Khao Lak to improve the lives of children who continue to suffer years after the tsunami hit. Please visit the Charity Raffle and Silent Auction display, buy your raffle tickets, and bid on auction items


EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2012

SESSION 3 THURSDAY | 29 March 2012


Jill Bromenschenkel Room: THE STUDY ROOM Strand: ESL Title: Engaging ELLs through Technology Almost endless tech tools for communication and language interaction are available for us to empower ESL students in their journey toward language development and academic learning. Participants will align web 2.0 tools and awesome apps to empower ELLs’ language use and academic engagement in both ESL and mainstream settings. We will examine steps to create curricular connections among TESOL, language, and content area standards, through the world of technology and social media. Faye Brownlie Room: MYANMAR I Strand: Literacy Title: Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: A Unique Approach to Literature Circles Students engaged in grand conversations about their books. Students writing thoughtful responses about the books they are reading. Students reading, reading, and then reading some more! Create this scenario with literature circles without roles or set amounts of reading. Help ALL your students become more enthusiastic readers who actually read!


Tim Burns Sponsored by The COLLEGE BOARD Room: INDONESIA ROOM Strand: Counseling Title: ENERGIZING STRATEGIES for ENGAGED LEARNING: Using Movement, Rhythm, and Creative Play to Facilitate Classroom Learning All new learning results from a sequence of events taking place in the brain, beginning with the arousal of the “attentional networks.” In other words, a well-integrated neural system for bringing about focused attention is a key to learning. In this workshop we explore the three attentional systems and how they can be engaged more fully. This is where movement, rhythm, and creative play enter in for all students, all grade levels: together, these dynamic systems organize the brain throughout childhood and the teen years, and ready the brain for new learning throughout life. In addition, we look at specific movements that can help reorganize and engage the brain of children who, these days, tend to move and play less often, leading to problems in focus, concentration, and learning. Brett Dillingham Room: PEPPINO LEVEL 3 Strand: Literacy Title: Storytelling and Emergent Writing Ages 3 – 6 Developing oral language—speaking and listening skills—is the foundation for reading and writing. After all, we don’t expect children to read and write words they have never spoken nor heard in context.  Yet because of a variety of factors (little conversation at home, too much television, English as a second language, etc.) many children come to school with vocabularies insufficient for comprehending even simple texts, or writing simple stories.  Pre-school and kindergarten teachers are aware of this challenge. In order for children to learn the syntax and vocabulary that will allow them to read and write, they must speak and listen to stories that they can understand.  They must tell and listen to stories they create and are told by their peers (and teachers). Jonas Edman / JOHANNA WEE / Rylan Sekiguchi Room:VIETNAM ROOM Strand: General / SPICE Title: Engaging Visual Learners: Strategies and Resources for Teaching Global Studies Using visuals in the classroom—illustrations, graphic novels, film, maps, etc.—can enhance our students’ understanding of complex information. How can visual media improve the teaching of global studies? This workshop introduces strategies and resources for teaching global studies with a focus on engaging visual learners. Extensive curriculum resources will be distributed. David Grant Room: THE VALLEY ROOM I Strand: General / Project Based Learning(PBL) Title: 6 Steps for Great Project Based Learning(PBL) King Middle School in Portland, Maine, is an original public Expeditionary Learning school. Once a bottom performer in the state, King’ s 550 students now outperform their peers in every subject, at every grade. How did the school turn around? High quality PBL students explore compelling topics, collaborate with professionals and community experts, engage in authentic research, create final products based upon professional models, and exhibit their work to the public. In this workshop, we will dig into King’s well-documented 6 Steps planning process. We will examine products and outcomes from successful learning expeditions, and explore what it takes to make PBL meet the needs of all kids. Nancy Johnson Room: SINGAPORE ROOM Strand: Literacy Title: Reading Aloud in Middle/High School? Best Teaching Partner Ever This workshop considers how the literature we read to our students in secondary classrooms can inform and transform reading, writing, thinking, creating. We will explore choosing response-rich read alouds and examine how this practice can teach reading response strategies, writer’s craft, and ways to engage adolescents in the voice of literature. Doug Johnson Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM I & II Title: The Sane Teacher’s Guide to Technology Integration Strand: Library 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 and a staff development model based on adult learning needs is described. 20

EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2012

SESSION 3 THURSDAY | 29 March 2012


James Kett Room: CHAO PHRAYA ROOM Strand: Math Title: Problem Solving and Motivating the High Achiever While problem solving is the heart of mathematics, seldom do students experience problems that require investigation and lengthy analysis. In this interactive workshop, teachers will experience real problem solving and learn concrete techniques they can teach their students. Lori LANGER de Ramirez Room: BRUNEI ROOM II Strand: ESL Title: Language, Identity, and the Multicultural School In this presentation, we will explore the role that culture and language play in a multicultural educational setting.Through activities and real-world examples, we will examine issues such as teacher identity, 21st century skills, and world language education as essential components for building a multicultural/multilingual community of excellence. Steven Layne Room: THE GARDEN GALLERY Strand: Literacy Title: Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers Energetic author and educator Steven L. Layne promises a session to delight, empower, and motivate every teacher. Based on his bestselling professional book Igniting a Passion for Reading, this presentation will offer practical and highly motivational strategies to engage reluctant readers in text. Eula Ewing Monroe Room: MYANMAR II & III Strand: Math Title: Facts Fluency Educators differ about which weighs more heavily in balanced mathematics instruction—conceptual understanding or procedural fluency—but most would agree that fluency with basic facts is essential for both. This session highlights practices that help children develop such fluency with understanding, thus supporting the development of both concepts and procedures.

EricSON Perez Room: BRUNEI ROOM I Strand: Special Needs Title: Moderation of Support: From Learned Helplessness to Independence Effective inclusion of students with special education needs goes beyond instructional strategies within our classroom walls. Participants will explore a variety of inclusive practices that involve the greater school wide community and analyze the influence of these practices on reducing stigmatization of students and families with special needs. Dennis Sale Room: THE VALLEY ROOM II Strand: General Title: Demystifying Creative Teaching: The Science and Art of Highly Effective Teaching This workshop draws upon a wide range of current validated research on human learning and summarizes the implications for teaching and learning into a Creative Teaching Framework (CTF). The CTF provides a set of easy to use practical heuristics for designing highly effective and interesting learning experiences for any group of mainstream learners. Jeff Utecht Room: MALAYSIA ROOM Strand: Technology Title: Flipping Your Classroom (Reverse Instruction): Getting Started with the Flip When content is free and accessible to students anywhere and anytime how do we flip the instruction in our classroom to take advantage of anywhere anytime learning? This workshop will discuss the pedagogy behind reverse instruction along with examples of how teachers are flipping their classrooms to take advantage of the web and the resources it has to offer. Walk away with strategies you can start using tomorrow in your own classroom.

16:30 - 21:00


19:30 - 21:00

WELCOME RECEPTION and CULTURAL NIGHT at the POOLSIDE Sponsored by TieCare International The Language of Learning



Jason Ohler Room: BALLROOM III Strand: Digital Literacy Title: New Media in the Classroom—From Tools to Assessment to Social Media Following from the keynote, Jason demonstrates practical tools and processes for implementing new media narrative projects in classroom activities in exciting, creative ways. He addresses a number of topics, including media assessment, media grammar, and the role of research-based digital stories and media development in the curriculum. This presentation is based on Jason’s book, Digital Storytelling in the Classroom (Corwin Press, 2007).

Second Day of Conference At A Glance 07:30-17:00 08:00-08:15 08:15-08:30 08:30-09:30 09:30-10:00 10:00-11:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-13:45 13:45-15:15 15:15-15:45 15:45-17:00

Exhibits Open Opening Remarks Performance: The NIST Marimba Ensemble Keynote Speaker Coffee Break Session 4 Session 5 Lunch Session 6 Coffee Break Session 7

10 Things to do in Bangkok

1. Have afternoon tea at a local hotel. Try high tea at the Shangri-La Hotel. 2. Hire a long tail boat to tour the khlongs (canals) and life on the river. Be sure to stop at the Royal Barge Museum along Khlong Bangkok Noi, home to many of the barges used in King Bhumibol’s recent Royal Procession on the river, celebrating his 60 years on the throne. 3. Take in a traditional Thai puppet show at the Joe Louise Puppet Theatre, located at the Suan Lum Night Bazaar. 4. Visit Wat Pho, Bangkok’s oldest and largest temple, and treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage. 5. Sample authentic Thai dishes and tasty tropical fruits from local street vendors. 6. Visit Chinatown’s many markets, including Pahurat Market, an Indian market featuring fabric, incense, and jewelry. Or try nearby Pak Khlong Market, known for its huge array of fresh flowers. 7. After a visit to the Grand Palace, stop by the National Museum for a look at the art, crafts, and history of Thailand. 8. Take in a view of the city from one of the local rooftop restaurants/bars, including Vertigo (Banyan Tree Hotel), Sirocco (LeBua Hotel), and Three Sixty Bar (Millennium Hotel). 9. Stroll through the Amulet Market bordering Sanam Luang, a large green space and site of royal cremations and the Royal Plowing Ceremony. 10. In the Dusit area, visit Vimanmek Mansion, the world’s largest golden teak building, and Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall, which houses a museum of traditional arts and crafts.


1. Suan Pakkard Palace, BTS: Phya Thai. This collection of traditional teak houses is now a museum featuring fine arts and ancient artifacts. Features beautiful gardens and the Lacquer Pavilion. 2. Jim Thompson House, BTS: National Stadium. One of the best-preserved traditional Thai houses in Bangkok and finest museums in the country. Jim Thompson, an American expatriate, was responsible for rebuilding the Thai silk industry. He disappeared in 1967 while on vacation in Malaysia. 3. Chatuchak Weekend Market, BTS: Mo Chit. An immense market featuring Thai handicrafts, clothes, animals, food, plants, etc. 4. Lumpini Park, BTS: Sala Daeng. Bangkok’s largest park, named after the Buddha’s birthplace in Nepal. A relaxing place to stroll and observe Thai life. 5. Erawan Shrine, BTS: Chitlom.This popular Hindu/Buddhist shrine was built in 1956 at the site of the Grand Erawan Hotel to counteract bad omens. 6. Pratuman Market, BTS: Ratchathewi. A lively market with a vast maze of stalls, featuring fresh produce and cheap clothing. 7. Central Shopping Area, BTS: Siam. A large concentration of malls in downtown Bangkok (Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery Center, etc.). 8. Panthip Plaza, BTS: Ratchathewi. A popular multi-story mall selling computers and all computer and technology-related gear. 9. Emporium Shopping Center, BTS: Phrom Phong. Sukhumvit’s upscale mall, featuring restaurants, designer stores and the flagship “Emporium” department store. 10. Soi Thong Lo (Sukhumvit Soi 55), BTS: Thong Lo. This street off Sukhumvit is lined with restaurants, bars and trendy shops.


EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2012

Second Day of Conference FRIDAY | 30 March 2012



EXHIBITS OPEN 8:00 - 8:15




The NIST Marimba Ensemble

Nicholas Trebesh, IB Music Teacher / Choir Director New International School Thailand Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Brunner, Director, Buffalo State, SUNY 8:30 - 9:30


KEYNOTE SPEAKER : STEVEN LAYNE Dr. Steven L. Layne serves as professor of literacy education at Judson University in Elgin, IL, where he teaches courses in children’s literature and directs the university’s master of education in literacy program. Steve is a respected literacy consultant, keynote speaker, and featured author throughout the world, and his work as an educator, researcher, and writer of books for children and young adults has garnered critical acclaim from organizations such as USA Today newspaper, The Milken Family Foundation, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the International Reading Association. Author of 21 books, Steve lives with his wife Debbie, a K-12 curriculum coordinator at Westminster Christian School in Elgin, their four children: Grayson, Victoria, Jackson, and Candace, and one very adorable 65 lb. collie named Shelby in St. Charles, Illinois.

Keynote Title: Balcony People: Teachers Make the Difference Can you identify the people whose contributions to your life have altered your direction, smoothed the path ahead, or guided you across treacherous ground? Chances are good that several teachers made that list! Those who have helped us become all that we are—our personal cheerleaders—deserve to be remembered. These are our balcony people, and award-winning author and educator Steven Layne reminds us that teachers reserve a tremendous number of balcony seats in the lives of their students. This energizing and poignant keynote speech has been acclaimed by teachers internationally as one of Steve’s finest addresses.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sponsored by Buffalo State, SUNY

9:30 - 10:00



The Language of Learning


SESSION 4 FRIDAY | 30 March 2012


Julie Adams Room: THE STUDY ROOM Strand: ESL Title: PDP Cornell Notes Across All Content Areas Learn from a Nationally Board Certified educator the most effective way to teach note-taking to your students.This comprehensive strategy boosts student comprehension and engagement across ALL content areas. This is one strategy your students CAN’T afford to be without! Lisa Ball / Curt Nichols Room: INDONESIA ROOM Strand: Counseling Title: The International High School Counselor’s Toolbox This workshop will communicate the skills needed to survive in a fast-paced high school counseling office, focusing on the key audiences with whom high school counselors interact, including programs to help address each of those audiences—teachers, universities, students, parents, and administration. We will also provide examples so that participants don’t need to “reinvent the wheel.” We’d be very happy to provide a part 2 to this workshop. In part 1, we are scaffolding the basic elements of the job, while in part 2, we could go much more in-depth into specific topics integral to creating a successful high school program. For example, these topics would include college counseling, financial aid, testing, and managing international transitions.


Cathryn Berger Kaye Room: PEPPINO LEVEL 3 Strand: General / Service Learning Title: When Service Meets Learning: The Academic Imperative We must must must connect service to learning. Still, many examples of “service learning” remain teacher-directed assignments lacking student voice with marginal academic benefits. Let’s challenge our thinking and discover new possibilities. Make links to curriculum, units of inquiry, and advanced classes. Strengthen academics while integrating engaging teaching methods. Faye Brownlie Room: MYANMAR I Strand: Literacy Title: Everyone a Writer! Yes, It Is Possible—and Fun! Poetry, information research writing, narratives... choose your genre and experience writing strategies that British Columbia primary teachers are using to get everyone writing. We have found that a focus on pre-writing and oral language, teacher modeling, repeated practice with a strategy, clear expectations, and high engagement are all factors for success. Cathy Davidson Room: MALAYSIA ROOM Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Teaching for the 21st Century: Peer-Assessment, Peer-Generated Syllabus This workshop introduces new modes of teaching and measuring for the 21st century, including concepts of peer-generated teaching, assessing, and measuring. Sandy Furth Room: BRUNEI ROOM II Strand: Counseling Title: Kids in Crisis, Families in Need It is never the intent of an international school to ask a student to leave their school. Unfortunately, there are times when the school and student do not ‘fit’. As everyone knows, the reasons are numerous; ranging from specific learning issues to behavioral issues. While not an easy conversation to hold with parents, there are some viable options to share. Kids in Crisis and Families in Need will discuss options and challenges in locating specific programs for these students. Nicholas Jackiw Room: CHAO PHRAYA ROOM Strand: Math Title: The Geometer’s Sketchpad Workshop: Beyond Geometry This hands-on technology workshop will focus on applications of Sketchpad outside the typical geometry curriculum—especially to algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. While representative topics and activities will be visited, our attention will be split between topics and the tool itself—particularly those aspects of the technology appropriate to mathematical modeling involving equations and their graphs. James Kett Room: THE VALLEY ROOM I Strand: Math Title: What Works and What Doesn’t After 40+ years of experience as a high school mathematics teacher, instructional leader, and author, Dr. Kett will share his impressions of classroom management and instructional strategies: those that work and those that do not. Steven Layne Room: BALLROOM III Strand: Literacy Title: Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers (Repeat) Energetic author and educator Steven L. Layne promises a session to delight, empower, and motivate every teacher. Based on his bestselling professional book Igniting a Passion for Reading, this presentation will offer practical and highly motivational strategies to engage reluctant readers in text.


EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2012

SESSION 4 FRIDAY | 30 March 2012


Maggie Moon Room: THE GARDEN GALLERY Strand: Literacy Title: Book Clubs For Upper Grade Readers (Grades 3-6) Book clubs are no longer a novelty, but a norm in our society. People all over the world meet to talk about their favorite characters, the parts they found intriguing, or other authors they’d like to explore. Talking about books is a crucial skill for students and adults alike! This workshop will explain the key differences between book clubs and literature circles, and will show teachers how to run successful book clubs within a reading workshop structure. Forming successful reading partnerships that lead into book clubs will be another area explored. Donna KALMBACH Phillips Room:VIETNAM ROOM Strand: General / Action Research Title: Teacher Action Research: Framing a Study This interactive workshop is designed to guide participants through the first stages of developing an action research project: problematizing practice, finding a topic, developing a critical question, choosing a study design, and connecting critical literature to an action research study. Participants will work towards designing a draft action research proposal. Dennis Sale Room: THE VALLEY ROOM II Strand: General Title: Producing Pedagogically Sound Blended Learning Easily With the advent of easy to use rapid development software and Web 2.0 tools, it is now easy to produce effective and efficient online learning resources, providing the design is pedagogically sound. This workshop models the design process, the key decisions that need to be thoughtfully addressed, and illustrates with examples.

Stephen Shore Room: SINGAPORE ROOM Strand: Special Needs Title: Life on and Slightly to the Right of the Autism Spectrum Join Stephen in his autobiographical journey from the nonverbal days as he relates his life to the many challenges facing people on the autism spectrum. Some of the areas discussed include classroom accommodation, teaching of musical instruments, as well as issues faced by adults such as relationships, selfadvocacy, higher education, and employment. The session ends with a short audience activity demonstrating what it feels like have autism and to struggle through some of the challenges surrounding communication and socialization. Anna Sugarman Room: BRUNEI ROOM I Strand: Special Needs / Gifted Title: What’s It All About? Managing a Differentiated Classroom for High Ability Learners This presentation asks the participants to review their own management practices and identify trouble spots, discuss requirements for a rich learning environment, and examine traditional and differentiated forms of classroom management. Participants will explore and evaluate differentiated classroom experiences that illustrate various options and structures for management processes that optimize learning.

EARCOS Special Announcement EARCOS Weekend Workshop Grant Application is now available! visit the EARCOS website for more information www.earcos.org Deadline is April 2, 2012 One of the services EARCOS provides to its member schools throughout the year is the sponsorship of two-day institutes and workshops for faculty and administration. The topics for these institutes are determined according to the needs of members. EARCOS will provide reimbursement for a consultant’s airfare, honorarium for two days, and per diem for three days for lodging, meals, and incidentals (up to $3,000.00) to schools wishing to host an EARCOS weekend workshop.

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Peggy Sharp Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM I & II Strand: Library Title: New Books for Grades 3-5 and How to Use Them in Your Program Learn of some of the best new books for intermediate students and specific strategies for using them to motivate reading and promote learning. Ideas presented are highly-practical ready-to-use tomorrow strategies for all areas of your program that are appropriate for the new books as well as for your old favorites.

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Adela Alguno Room: BALLROOM III Target Audience: Elementary class teachers as well as MHS subject teachers Strand: General Title: Human Movement in the General Classroom This workshop aims to share opportunity for the attendees to explore human movement activities as a potential teaching tool in the general classroom in math, social studies, science and English. The program will include power point presentations, workshop activity, and group work to encourage interaction of participants during the workshop. Pictures, videos, and interviews from students and teachers of actual classes integrating movement activities from early education to high school from Cebu International School will also be shown.The workshop will bring the participants a meaningful experience of performing some movement activities themselves modeled from the presenter and as well as in their own small groups during the group work activity. Grace Cheng / Jenny Sohn Room: BRUNEI ROOM I Target Audience: HS counselors (academic/personal/college), English teachers - grades 9-12, school administrators Strand: Counseling Title: Who Are You? College Essays in 500 Words or Less US admissions officers use essays to gain a sense of who an applicant is behind grades, scores, extracurricular titles, and awards. “Be interesting,” implores one admissions dean. “You want the reader to put an essay down after reading, and say ‘This is someone I would like to see here.’ ” This presentation will feature tips and strategies designed to help counselors and English teachers work with college-bound students in writing effective and reflective application essays.


David Collett / Brandon Hoover Room: PEPPINO LEVEL 3 Target Audience: K-12 Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Dynamism: Dispositional Learning through IT Five years from now, the IT content schools teach will be obsolete. The 21st century world is technologically infused and constantly evolving. How can we ensure students are part of this evolution? Why do technology tools and software often define the curriculum? If we want students to be creative, innovative, investigative, and progressive learners, we need to shift our focus to dispositional learning. Tomorrow is more than what you know; it’s who you are. Keegan Combs Room: THE STUDY ROOM Target Audience: Grade 4-12 English and content-area teachers Strand: Literacy Title: The Most Important 5 Minutes: Frontloading Strategies Do you want your students to be interested and engaged? To read and learn with a purpose? Do they struggle with background knowledge? This workshop will present strategies to introduce content in interactive, meaningful ways. In 5 minutes of planning and 5 minutes of class time, you can help students make connections, build background, generate interest in a topic, and read with a purpose. This workshop is interactive and collaborative. TanyA Derkash / Clare Michelsen Room: INDONESIA ROOM Target Audience: PYP/MYP/DP and administrators Strand: Special Needs Title: Inclusion at Nanjing International School – What Does it Include? What does it mean to include students with special needs? We will describe the process of building an inclusion program in an international school in China with 600+ students, highlight the strengths of the program, and show how 1:1 learning, pull-out and in-class models of support are implemented. Approaches to developing individualized programs and shared testimonies will highlight the benefits and challenges for all students and teachers in an inclusive classroom. Jesus Gamez Room: THE VALLEY ROOM I Target Audience: Grade levels 9-12 Strand: Languages Title: Using Movies in a Language Class The workshop takes the concept that learning a new language means getting involved with a new culture, demonstrates how the culture is represented by cinema ,and then gives participants ideas on how learning a new language opens the horizons to deeper understandings of cultures. This workshop will cover the following: (1) How to make a movie effective in a language class; (2) Different approaches when showing a movie; (3) Choosing genres. Timothy Gartz Room: BRUNEI ROOM II Target Audience: HS counselors / administrators Strand: Counseling Title: A Counselor’s Mission: Securing a Bright Future for our International Students In this workshop, best practice methods of an international school counselor will be presented in their two primary roles that help secure a bright future for any international student. 1). Focus on university guidance and sesources developed at AIS for students to become university ready; 2). Focus on our holistic guidance program that works collaboratively in helping students develop their talents and moral character that is so essential to a successful future. By attending this presentation administrators and counselors will be exposed to powerful tools, resources and pathways to help students across the EARCOS region prepare to be successful contributors on the world stage.


EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2012

SESSION 5 Teacher Workshops FRIDAY | 30 March 2012


Lynette Grypp / Forrest Brinker / Shirley Taylor Room: SINGAPORE ROOM Target Audience: MS/HS mathematics teachers Strand: Mathematics Title: Construction Site Geometry: Engaging Students in Meaningful Geometry Applications The Construction Site Geometry project provides middle and high school geometry teachers with a creative year-end synthesis of learning integrating trigonometry, similarity, area, and volume. Teachers who attend this workshop will leave with a project lesson plan with specific requirements and grading rubrics, as well as an understanding of how the project can be put into motion in their own classroom. Julie Heinsman Room:VIETNAM ROOM Target Audience: All grades - counselors Strand: Counseling Title: Grief: The International Student’s Ever Present Companion As international students, our children are confronted with a large amount of loss. Grief is the normal process of reacting to loss.This workshop will discuss how grief affects the lives of international students as we look at foundational facts of Third Culture Kid grief, symptoms, warning signs, and ways to help. Linc Jackson / Ben Sheridan Room: THE GARDEN GALLERY Target Audience: Ages 3 - 7 Strand: Literacy Title: Integrating Technology to Enhance Literacy Instruction in the Early Years Specifically aimed for early years, the focus is on strategies for making the very most of technology tools available in most schools to enhance the literacy goals of young students. In addition to some traditional technology successes, specific strategies will include using hardware such as Interactive White Boards, iPods, iPads, webcams, and laptops, and Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, Wikis, Web pages, and the cool interactive web sites.

Katherine McDermott Room: MYANMAR I Target Audience: High school mathematics. MYP math teachers Strand: Mathematics Title: Origami: A multi-faceted Tool for the Math Classroom Origami is both an ancient art form and the basis of a new discipline that combines origami and mathematics to solve a variety of engineering problems. Unit Origami, which is a type of construction origami, is a great tool for introducing origami to students of all ages. This presentation will introduce the field of origami engineering, the basics of folding origami “units,” and some of the math that can be taught with it. Genevieve Murphy Room: CHAO PHRAYA ROOM Target Audience: K-12 Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Know My World: Making Global Connections through Digital Literacy Know My World will host an interactive digital literacy workshop where participants will create on-site project ideas that they can continue to foster after completion. During the workshop they will acquire cross cultural resources and digital media skills that will enable them to implement literacy through global connections. The culmination of this workshop will leave participants with an established exchange connection, lesson plan ideas, and resources to utilize in their classroom. Darcy Reede-Caron Room: THE VALLEY ROOM II Target Audience: Librarians, elementary teachers, reading teachers, English/language arts teachers Strand: Literacy Title: Assessing Information Literacy Skills for Targeted Instruction Providing instruction in information literacy is a necessity in today’s libraries and classrooms, but most schools lack a defined IL curriculum or time to teach it. Using the online assessment TRAILS (Tools for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) with students provides valuable feedback for planning targeted instruction. Participants will learn to use assessment reports to create a variety of learning opportunities that prepare students to select, evaluate, and use information appropriately and effectively. Johanna Schooley Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM I Target Audience: Elementary school Title: The Research Toolkit: Teaching Students to Understand and Use It Strand: Library This session describes “tools” that should be an integral part of your school’s “Research Toolkit” and some “tricks” that will help you to teach your school community the benefit of using age appropriate books, periodicals, and databases as places to look for information answers other than beginning with Google. The Language of Learning 27


Carrie Levno Room: MALAYSIA ROOM Target Audience: K-12 students / teachers / parents Strand: Special Needs / Counseling Title: Equality versus Fairness Workshop participants will engage in fun and interactive activities to differentiate between and identify examples of what is fair and equal, in relation to students with learning difficulties. This will serve to explain why providing students with learning difficulties accommodations is fair. School community policies or programs that promote fairness will also be identified and explained so participants will walk away with simple, yet practical ways to promote fairness for their students.

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Douglas Thompson Room: MYANMAR III Target Audience: Grades 3-10 math teachers and administrators for all levels Strand: Math Title: Driving Differentiation Differently Use students’ data to drive instruction in your classroom. Challenge each student at his/her own level while simultaneously promoting the development of the class as a whole. Through this prescriptive approach, students develop an awareness of their learning and take pride in their growth. Stephanie Wallis Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM II Target Audience: Grades 4-12 Strand: Library Title: Teen Advisory Groups and Mother-Daughter Book Clubs In this workshop Stephanie will give an example of how she has organized the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) in her library, and delegates could exchange ideas for how it could work in other schools. She will also present how NIST runs its Mother-Daughter Book Clubs. Alexis Wiggins Room: MYANMAR II Target Audience: MS/HS teachers, all disciplines; administrators; elementary teachers more than welcome to attend, as info can be subsequently adapted. Strand: General Title: Harkness Method: The Best Class You Never Taught In this workshop, learn about a unique type of class discussion called Harkness Method that will revolutionize your class. Students learn complete selfsufficiency by facilitating, debriefing, and self-assessing their contributions to high-level, inquiry-based discussions, whether the subject is English or geometry.



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SESSION 6 FRIDAY | 30 March 2012


Jill Bromenschenkel Room: THE STUDY ROOM Strand: ESL Title: Collaboration & Co-teaching: Tools and Strategies for Working Together Those who work together... have greater success! We’ll overview the three strands of effective professional collaboration: collaborative planning, collaborative instruction (co-teaching), and collaborative communication. We’ll overview tools for collaboration that extend beyond “moving the geography” of an ELL specialist. Whether mainstream/content-area teachers or ESL specialists, participants will gather tools and take-away strategies to increasingly support students’ language and content learning through a collaborative curricular approach. Sampling of topics addressed: roles and goals of each collaborator, models for co-teaching, interactive structures to infuse language development into classroom content, social media and communication tools, and selfassessments.


Faye Brownlie Room: MYANMAR I Strand: Literacy Title: It’s All About Thinking: Active Learning Strategies to Deepen Understanding Our goal is to create independent, thoughtful, self-directed learners. What does this look like in daily classroom work? We will examine powerful practices that deeply engage learners with the content of the curriculum-open-ended strategies, collaboration, inquiry, assessment for learning, backwards design. Lead the learning with a focus on thinking! Tim Burns Sponsored by The COLLEGE BOARD Room: INDONESIA ROOM Strand: Counseling Title: IT’S ABOUT BALANCE: Stress-Hardiness, Resilience, and Well-Being for Teachers (and Students, Too!) Are you finding it harder to keep up with the increasing challenges of being an educator? In truth, most of us—and our students—are these days. And while there are no simplistic answers, there are many practical things that you can do to enhance your “stress-hardiness.” The good news is this: small changes, specifically applied, have been shown to produce positive results in stress reduction, health improvement, and enhanced overall well-being. From a synthesis of research in a variety of fields come key principles and useful techniques that will certainly help bring about a calmer, more energized, and balanced approach to living and learning. The workshop addresses theory, recent research and—most importantly—practical and effective tools with which to make it applicable. You’ll benefit in both your personal life and in the professional setting, learn many techniques for immediate use, and have an enjoyable time in the process. Jonas Edman / HyoJung Jang / Rylan Sekiguchi Room: PEPPINO LEVEL 3 Strand: General / SPICE Title: North Korea, South Korea, and Inter-Korean Relations This session will introduce secondary school teachers to activities and resources from the SPICE curriculum units “Uncovering North Korea” and “Inter-Korean Relations: Rivalry, Reconciliation, and Reunification.” Participants will engage in interactive activities. Extensive curriculum resources will be distributed. David Grant Room: THE VALLEY ROOM I Strand: Digital Literacy Title: The Fast Way to Technical Competence with iMovie—So You and Your Students Can Spend Time on Content Video production is a fantastic way to create engagement in the classroom—that is until production challenges get in the way of teaching and learning. In this workshop, we will look at a series of strategies and tutorials that I use in my classroom to create student competency in just a few lessons. (Examples of years of students work can be seen at http://king.portlandschools.org/files/tv ) Then it’s on to the important stuff: literacy, content, and great story telling. To fully participate, please bring your own Apple laptop with the content for this class already downloaded and the most current version of iMovie. The download content is available at http://staff.portlandschools.org/grantd/earcos12/ Doug Johnson Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM I & II Strand: Library Title: Rules of Engagement: Using Technologies to Motivate Rather Than Distract Are personally owned devices—laptops, netbooks, smartphones, and tablets—distracting your students? Or are you using them to motivate and engage? Learn some simple rules that help you make the most of these devices that are increasingly common in the classroom. This presentation/discussion: Examines the difference between entertainment and engagement; Describes five strategies for dealing with “distractive” technologies in the classroom; Gives concrete examples of how personally owned devices can be used to both enhance traditional educational practices and to completely restructure learning. Nancy Johnson Room: MYANMAR II & III Strand: Literacy Title: Poetry’s Pleasures: Reading It, Writing It, Teaching It, Loving It This workshop explores how to design a poetry unit of study that invites intermediate through high school students to read and enjoy the language of poetry, discover topics for poetry writing, craft poetry in a variety of forms/formats, and discover the wondrous literature and poetry partnerships available to inspire reading and writing poetry. James Kett Room: CHAO PHRAYA ROOM Title: Effective Use of Technology: Part I Strand: Math Technology should be used as a facilitator of teaching and learning. Using technology effectively inspires students and makes teaching more enjoyable. In this interactive workshop, you will experience how technology should be used in teaching statistics.Topics covered include: 1-variable statistics, linear regression, probability distributions, sampling distributions, and The Central Limit Theorem. 30

EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2012

SESSION 6 FRIDAY | 30 March 2012


Lori Langer de Ramirez Room: BRUNEI ROOM II Strand: Modern Language & ESL Title: Fantasy Trips in the Language Classroom Students learn best when they are given authentic tasks and real-world contexts. As a means of bringing the world closer to our students, we explore the concept of a “fantasy trip” in which students travel to Colombia and experience the folklore of the country through communicative activities that involve students’ five senses: sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. Rich in culture and history, la costa colombiana provides ample opportunities for designing lessons involving food, music, and crafts. Sample activities and handouts provided. Maggie Moon Room: THE GARDEN GALLERY Strand: Literacy Title:Taking A Closer Look at Pre-K and Early Kindergarten—The Best Ways To Support Literacy Development Without Launching a Formal Reading Workshop This workshop will focus on three components of balanced literacy that pre-K and K teachers can emphasize in their classrooms—the Interactive Read Aloud, Shared Reading, and lastly Writing Time. Reading aloud to young kids and getting them to talk to each other is essential in all elementary classrooms. Teachers will learn how to set up ‘Turn and Talk Partnerships’ as a way to support oral language development. Shared reading offers early readers a clear view into the world of successful reading in action and allows students to participate when they are ready. And lastly, encouraging students to make books on their own opens up many developmental doors and offers teachers a glimpse into students’ natural literacy abilities. Bairbre Ni Oisin Room:VIETNAM ROOM Strand: General/ Action Research Title: EARCOS Action Research Grant: A Catalyst for Our Professional Growth The EARCOS Action Research Grant is a fantastic opportunity for us, EARCOS educators! I am hoping that this interactive workshop will help you to become familiar with action research, reflect on your own situation, brainstorm your possible action research plan, and get motivated to apply for the grant!

Steven Shore Room: SINGAPORE ROOM Strand: Special Needs Title: Examining and Contrasting Promising Approaches for Educating Children with Autism Noting that there has been no true comparison between educational/behavioral/developmental approaches for working with children on the autism spectrum, qualitative research was initiated to investigate Applied Behavioral Analysis, TEACCH, Daily Life Therapy, Miller Method, and DIR. Other methods such as RDI and SCERTS are also discussed. Some preliminary findings suggest that current definitions of autism are lacking and a more multi-dimensional approach is needed, the autism spectrum as currently employed is too wide to be useful, many techniques are applicable across approaches, and a general sense that people with autism have something valuable to contribute to the community as a whole. Anna Sugarman Room: BRUNEI ROOM I Strand: Special Needs / Gifted Title: Stepping Up: Creating 21st Century Student Centered Learning Environments In the 21st century, education professionals are called upon to develop more rigorous, motivating assignments and choice in learning environments—helping to contribute to the development of increased self-directed learning and student aspirations to prepare for college and career pursuits. Workshop participants will examine innovative and current pedagogical practices to determine methods that will create a foundation for this development. Jeff Utecht Room: MALAYSIA ROOM Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Getting Social with Students Let’s face it, kids are social and they want to connect! They want to connect with each other, with their teachers, with their school at large. This will be a discussion on the use of social-networking tools with student bodies to engage them in learning, foster school spirit, and just have fun! We take a look at how some schools are using social-networks to communicate with students as well as the school community at large. Come with ideas to share, questions on how to get started, and be ready to take a look at social-networks through the eyes of kids today.


COFFEE BREAK at the Meeting Room Foyer



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Dennis Sale Room: THE VALLEY ROOM II Strand: General Title: The Educational Use of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) The field of neurolinguistic programming (NLP) is often both misunderstood and misrepresented. In this workshop, the key applications to practical teaching and enhancing learning will be identified and demonstrated. Participants will experience the ways in which specific NLP concepts and skill applications can be used for powerful changes in student learning and behavior.

SESSION 7 FRIDAY | 30 March 2012


Julie Adams Room: THE STUDY ROOM Strand: ESL Title: Pre-During-Post Content Literacy Strategies for ELLs Learn research-based strategies that teach your students the skills they need to be successful across all content areas. This session will equip you with powerful skills-based instructional practices that you will employ immediately in your classes. Whether you teach math, English, ELLs or gifted students, this is one session you don’t want to miss! Lori Boll / Stephen Shore Room: BALLROOM III Strand: Special Needs Title: Senses and Sensibilities: An Inside View on Sensory Issues Many persons on the autistic spectrum experience sensory stimuli with such variation that it can either cause extreme discomfort, or on the other hand, be undetectable, and/or be so distorted as to be useless. All of these situations can be overwhelming, and at times, dangerous. Dr. Shore will give “the inside view” and help the audience experience what sensory integration issues feel like for individuals. Lori Boll will share her experiences as a parent and teacher of children with severe sensory integration issues, and share strategies to help these individuals in the classroom and school setting. This is an interactive workshop, so come prepared to experience the senses.


Cathry Berger Kaye Room: PEPPINO LEVEL 3 Strand: General / Service Learning Title: Going Blue: Meeting Environmental Challenges with Service Learning Whatever we do, adding “blue” to being “green” matters. Let’s dive into the latest environment and water-related issues with a process that is all about critical thinking and formative questions. This is an action packed workshop, modeling how to engage youth in investigation, action research, and solution building. Go Blue! Tim Burns Sponsored by The COLLEGE BOARD Room: INDONESIA ROOM Strand: Counseling Title: The Amazing Brain Offered to students and parents in dozens of international schools around the world, this workshop combines two presentations, one designed with students in mind, the other for parents. The presentation includes a dozen Brain Gain tips that can be immediately applied to improve and enhance brain function. These companion presentations accompany the staff workshop and help spread the amazing brain “news you can use” to students and parents in the school community. Kim Cofino Room: MALAYSIA ROOM Strand: Technology Title: Digital Citizenship: The Forgotten Fundamental In our excitement to use new technology tools to enable our students to connect, collaborate, and share, we often neglect the attitudes, behaviors, and ethics that go along with online interactions. This session will highlight the essential aspects of digital citizenship and share examples of how these skills and concepts are integrated into the learning experiences of students at Yokohama International School, Japan. Brett Dillingham Room: THE GARDEN GALLERY Strand: Literacy Title: Culturally Responsive Literacy through Storytelling: Performance Literacy (Repeat) Culturally responsive literacy is rich, rewarding, and consistent with the values of students’ cultures and focuses on improving academic learning. In this workshop we will engage in activities that have a strong theory/evidence base.  Performance literacy storytelling activities encourage and facilitate children’s oral and written language development, increase listening and reading comprehension, and inspire a love of reading and writing.  These processes build on constructivist learning principles with the learner as an active participant in the process. Sandy Furth Room: BRUNEI ROOM I Strand: Counseling Title: Transitioning Students with Specific Learning Issues to University Transitioning high school students to university is a challenge in and of itself.Transitioning high school students with specific learning issues adds another iron to the fire. What universities want from these students and how to get into their support program is one issue; how to work with students who are well qualified for university with additional issues (i.e. Aspergers, ADHD) adds more complex details to a student’s profile. This workshop will explain a variety of options and programs to help these students transition to higher education. David Grant Room: THE VALLEY ROOM I Strand: Digital Literacy Title: What Did Students Learn from Making This? In this workshop, we will look at a variety of student products—pamphlets, movies, websites, books, performances, etc.—and explore the connections between products and learning. We will discuss strategies for getting the most learning out of products, review the workflow for making sophisticated mixed-media products with whole classrooms or grade level groups of students, and consider how products provide, and do not provide, opportunities for assessment of key learnings. * Please download all materials prior to attending this workshop at http://staff.portlandschools.org/grantd/earcos12/


EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2012

SESSION 7 FRIDAY | 30 March 2012


NicHOLAS Jackiw Room: CHAO PHRAYA ROOM Strand: Math Title: The Geometer’s Sketchpad Workshop: Non-Euclidean Geometry In this workshop we’ll develop basic ideas of non-Euclidean geometriy by suspending Euclid’s 5th postulate, and we’ll pursue them to some satisfying early results. While we’ll use Sketchpad heavily, our focus here will be less on the tool than on the advanced mathematical topic, which Sketchpad makes accessible and engaging at a non-advanced (early secondary) learning level. Nancy Johnson Room: SINGAPORE ROOM Strand: Literacy Title: Nurturing Curiosity and Wonder: Nonfiction in the Middle/High School Classroom The wealth of engaging, well-written nonfiction literature for middle and high school readers has exploded in the past ten years. This workshop introduces the place of nonfiction in the secondary curriculum, how to involve students with books that nurture curiosity and wonder (such as through literature circles), and discovering resources for selecting award-winning nonfiction. Lori Langer de Ramirez Room: BRUNEI ROOM II Strand: Modern Language & ESL Title: Empowering Language Learners with Tools from the Web This session will present web tools to language educators. We will discuss the uses of blogs, wikis, podcasts,VoiceThread,YouTube and Facebook,Twitter, and social bookmarking sites like Delicious. The session will provide language educators with an overview of different tools available, briefly explain how they work, and discuss a rationale for their use in teaching languages. The workshop will situate web-based technologies within the framework of differentiated instruction and 21st century learning skills. The central purpose of the workshop is to de-mystify these tools and show how they can be used in teaching and assessing language learners.

Ericson Perez Room: MYANMAR I Strand: Special Needs Title: Inclusion with No Special Education Support—Can it Work? What can you do if you teach students with special education needs or other learning challenges, and your school has limited to no special education support? Participants will work with a practical and systematic team approach in order to build capacity to provide students much needed classroom support. Donna Kalmbach Phillips Room:VIETNAM ROOM Strand: General Title: Trustworthy Teacher Action Research What makes a teacher action research project ‘good’? This interactive workshop is designed to introduce criteria for creating and implementing trustworthy action research projects. Participants will analyze the role of triangulation and self-reflexivity; consider the selection of appropriate data collection strategies; and explore the importance of critical colleagues and collaboration. Peggy Sharp Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM I & II Strand: Library Title: New Books for Grades 6-8 and How to Use Them in Your Program Learn of some of the best new books for middle grade students and specific strategies for using them to motivate reading and promote learning. Ideas presented are highly-practical ready-to-use-tomorrow strategies for all areas of your program that are appropriate for the new books as well as for your old favorites.

EARCOS Future Conferences We are pleased to announce the 43rd Leadership Conference 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on November 1-4, 2012. We are pleased to announce the 11th EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2013 at Concordia International School, Shanghai, China, on March 28-30, 2013.

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Eula Ewing Monroe Room: MYANMAR II & III Strand: Math Title: Thinking Mathematically: Developing the Vocabulary Many years ago Vygotsky wrote, “The relation between thought and word is a living process; thought is born through words.” The role of language in the development of mathematics concepts is the focus of this session, with an emphasis on using familiar literacy strategies for developing the vocabulary of mathematics.

Third Day of Conference At A Glance 07:30-15:00 Exhibits Open 08:00-08:15 Opening Remarks 08:15-08:30 EARCOS Asia Student Film Festival - 2 Film Shorts 08:30-09:30 Keynote Speaker 09:30-10:00 Coffee Break 10:00-11:30 Session 8 11:30-12:15 Heavy Coffee Break 12:15-13:15 Session 9 13:30-15:00 Session 10 17:15-18:15 Reception for the Exhibitors (by Invitation) 18:30-21:00 GALA Dinner


Shopping in Thailand is one of the most popular activities for visitors to the kingdom. The following places should help you figure out where to shop, what to buy, and how to make the most of your Thailand shopping experience. From the boutiques of Bangkok’s interconnected mega-malls to the bustling Thai night markets, shopping in Thailand is an experience as well as a bargain. Shopping Street - Siam Square to Chidlom Bangkoks Fashion City This is the major shopping area of Bangkok. It is very popular with tourists and Thais, particularly young, fashion-conscious Thai girls. Khao San Road Where the world’s young travelers meet. Khao San Road is a favourite crossroads for the young travelers on a budget. Chatuchak Weekend Market This is paradise for bargain hunters. Every Saturday and Sunday, 9,000 individual booths are open selling an infinite variety of goods. Pratunam Pratunam is one of the older shopping areas in Bangkok that has a highly-deserved reputation among bargain shoppers. Passing through the area, you will see many shops on the main roads.

River Transport

The Chao Phraya Express Boat is a transportation service in Thailand that operates on the Chao Phraya River. It provides riverine express transportation between stops in the capital city of Bangkok and to Nonthaburi, the province immediately to the north. Established in 1971, the Chao Phraya Express Boat Company serves both local commuters and tourists. It also offers special tourists boats and a weekend river tour boat, as well as making boats available for charter. Express Boat Line : 1. Local Line Boat (06.20 am. - 08.20 am., 03.00 pm. - 05.30 pm.) Round trip services from Nonthaburi Pier to Wat Rajsingkorn Pier stopping at 34 piers 2. Express Boat (Orange Flag) (05.50 am. - 07.00 pm.) Round trip services from Nonthaburi Pier to Wat Rajsingkorn Pier stopping at 18 piers 3. Express Boat (Yellow Flag) (06.15 am. - 08.35 am., 03.30 pm. - 08.00 pm.) Round trip services from Nonthaburi Pier to Ratburana Pier stopping at 10 piers 4. Express Boat (Green-Yellow Flag) (06.15 am. - 08.05 am., 04.05 pm. - 06.05 pm.) Round trip services from Pakkret Pier to Sathon Pier stopping at 12 piers. Source: http://www.bangkok-city.com



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In polite conversation, the word “Krup” for men and “Kha” for women is added at the end of most words, phrases or sentences. Hello sa-wat-dee (krup/kha) Thank you kop khun Good morning sa-wat-dee (good afternoon, good evening) Where is tee nai How are you? sabai-dee mai Fine, thanks. sabai dee I cannot speak Thai. poot Thai mai dai How much does it cost? tao rai Very expensive paeng maak Where is the bathroom? hong nam yoo ti nai Good bye sa-wat-dee

Third Day of Conference SATURDAY | 31 March 2012



EXHIBITS OPEN 8:00 - 8:15





Introduction of Speaker: Dr. BK Gan, President of Taylor’s Education Sdn Bhd (School Division) 8:30 - 9:30


KEYNOTE SPEAKER : JASON OHLER Dr. Jason Ohler is a professor emeritus, speaker, writer, teacher, researcher, and lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his presentations, projects, and writings. He has worked both online and in classrooms at home and internationally for over a quarter century helping students develop the new literacies they need to be successful in the digital age. He is a passionate promoter of “Art the Next R” and of combining innovation, creativity, and digital know-how to help reinvent teaching and learning. He is also an enthusiastic champion of the need for students to learn how to use technology wisely and safely, with awareness and compassion, so they can become informed and productive citizens in a global digital society. He has won numerous awards for his work and is author of many books, articles, and online resources. His current book, Digital Community, Digital Citizen, explores the issues of helping our students and ourselves blend our digital and non-digital lives into one integrated approach to living. His previous book, Digital Storytelling in the Classroom, reminds us that he is first and foremost a storyteller, telling tales of the future that are grounded in the past. “The goal is the effective, creative, and wise use of technology . . . to bring together technology, community, and learning in ways that work. And while we are at it, to have fun.”

Keynote Title: New Media, New Literacies – Educational Transformation through Digital Creativity Our 21st century mission as educators: to help students become active media creators as well as critical media consumers. To do that, we need to help them migrate from text-centrism to new media, adopt art as foundational literacy, and tell media stories in compelling, innovative ways.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sponsored by Taylor’s Education Sdn Bhd (School Division)

9:30 - 10:00

COFFEE BREAK at the BALLROOM FOYER Sponsored by Western Association of Schools and Colleges(WASC) The Language of Learning


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Cathryn Berger Kaye Room: PEPPINO LEVEL 3 Strand: General / Service Learning Title: Now Read This: The Service Learning Bookshelf Books that inspire and inform may provoke or deepen learning and even jumpstart a service idea. Hear about must-have fiction and nonfiction covering a myriad of grades and subjects. Explore thirteen themes of service, at least 100 titles, with heart-warming stories and laughter and remember why books remain at the center of the joy of learning. Lori Boll Room:VIETNAM ROOM Strand: Special Needs Title: 10 More Strategies That Work for Children with Learning Needs At the last EARCOS teachers’ conference, Lori presented on 10 strategies that work in your classroom for kids with learning or attention issues. Get ready for 10 more! Ten simple strategies you can use in your classroom to help all of your learners feel successful. Jill Bromenschenkel Room: THE STUDY ROOM Strand: ESL Title:Yakity Yak, Please Talk Back! How do we promote quality content-area conversations and authentic academic language use, especially for English learners? And, how can ELL teachers serve as coaches and consultants to increase academic language interaction of ESL students? Participants will identify digital tools and face-to-face strategies to positively impact student communication, collaboration, and academic language use within classroom instruction.


Faye Brownlie Room: MYANMAR I Strand: General / Assessment Title: Assessment for Learning Strategies: Improving Engagement and Performance for All Setting learning intentions, building criteria, giving descriptive feedback, questioning, peer and self-assessment, and ownership—these are the strategies for assessment for learning, the assessment focus that research shows impacts most on student learning! Work with classroom examples and leave with several successful practices to use immediately—any class, any time. Cathy Davidson Room: BRUNEI ROOM I Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Innovation Challenge This is an actual, hands-on workshop where teachers are given an opportunity to co-author a document together using Google Docs, chat, and other simultaneous tools, preparing a collective statement about the needs and responsibilities of 21st century teachers and learners. David Grant Room: THE VALLEY ROOM I Strand: General / PBL Title: What’s Working in Progressive Education: Best Practices from Expeditionary Learning Schools across America Expeditionary Learning is a public school reform network with 165 member schools throughout the United States. Although EL schools focus on integrated, project-based curriculum rather than “teaching to the test,” students in EL schools outperform their district peers in reading, writing, and math in elementary, middle, and high school. For the past year, I have been working on program media development for Expeditionary Learning, visiting the highest performing schools in the country, and shooting documentary video spotlighting key practices that lead to success. In this workshop, we will look into several classrooms across the U.S. and discuss practices that all teachers can use to increase student ownership and success with learning. Doug Johnson Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM I & II Strand: Library Title: School Libraries and Cloud Computing Discover how libraries can benefit by moving to the cloud and what role librarians can play when staff and student applications become hosted. The session discusses the implication of hosted computer applications and resources on school library programs and the role of the school librarian. What are the advantages of moving to a “hosted” school library catalog and circulation system? How can school librarians themselves take advantage of GoogleApps and similar cloud-based productivity tools? And what roles can the school librarian play when a school adopts a program like GoogleApps for Education? Nancy Johnson Room: SINGAPORE ROOM Strand: Literacy Title: Response-Ability: Deepening Understanding through Talk, Writing, and Visual Arts Writing about literature has served as one way for readers to respond to their wonderings, questions, and discoveries as readers. This workshop examines ways to deepen understanding by teaching reader response strategies that include writing, but also promote creative examination of literature through diverse forms: oral, visual, and performance. James Kett Room: CHAO PHRAYA ROOM Strand: Math Title: Effective Use of Technology: Part II This workshop is the continuation of Effective Use of Technology: Part I. The focus will be on algebra and calculus. Topics covered include: linear functions, quadratic functions, linear programming, conic sections, differentiation, and volumes of revolution. Attendance at Part I is not necessary. 36

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Lori Langer de Ramirez Room: BRUNEI ROOM II Strand: Modern Language & ESL Title: 21st Century Language Learners: What Works in the “New” Millennium Participants will explore 21st century skills as they apply to the language curriculum. Lessons, projects, and units that incorporate authentic materials and tasks in an inquiry-based curriculum will be shared.The presentation will highlight critical thinking, problem-solving, and cross-cultural communication as 21st century skills of particular importance in the language classroom. Steven Layne Room: THE GARDEN GALLERY Strand: Literacy Title: Steve’s Top Five Writing Tips in Grades 3-8 Award-winning author and educator Steven L. Layne shares five dynamic and practical strategies for implementing better writing instruction in the intermediate and middle grades. Eula Ewing Monroe Room: MYANMAR II & III Strand: Math Title: Number Mini-Lessons Help Children Develop Number Sense Wondering how to help your students develop number sense? Number mini-lessons could be your answer. These brief, focused classroom conversations are guided by the teacher, who uses carefully developed number strings, models, and questioning to scaffold reasoning. This session demonstrates number mini-lessons and helps participants learn to develop their own.

Dennis Sale Room: THE VALLEY ROOM II Strand: General Title: Promoting Good Thinking in the Curriculum: What It Is and How To Do It The importance of good thinking as the key to developing understanding is well documented. However, the many different models of thinking and plethora of jargon often confuse rather than aid busy teaching professionals. This workshop demonstrates a practical approach to developing good thinking, which can be easily tailored to all mainstream educational contexts. Derek Selander Room: INDONESIA ROOM Strand: Counseling Title: Bridging the School-Parent Gap: Effective & Transformative Ways to Engage Parents in the Educational Process As education continues to evolve, so does the role of student service providers. While mainly providing direct services to students, one aspect of the role now includes indirect services such as collaborating with parents. Studies show that parental involvement in school is associated with both student academic and social success. Workshop participants will learn how to apply counseling and consulting skills to parents and parenting, leaving with a tool box of insights and activities for developing and nurturing effective school-parent relationships. This workshop will delve deeper into the topics and resources discussed in the Rethinking Parenting presentation scheduled during the main conference. Sponsored by THE COLLEGE BOARD Jeff Utecht Room: MALAYSIA ROOM Strand: Digital Literacy Title:10 Digital Tools for Digital Educators Back by popular demand this session is about the latest tools educators should know about. Bring a tool to share and leave with a list of cool new tools to use in your classroom. Fast paced and fun!




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Jason Ohler Room: BALLROOM III Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Digital Citizenship: Ethical Mandate for an Era of Extreme Change The future promises unfathomable, rollercoaster innovation with no braking system. Our only response: embrace digital citizenship, and help students use technology effectively, creatively... and wisely. We need to do more than prepare students to be not only capable work force members, but also good neighbors, informed voters, and participatory citizens so they can effectively balance technology’s opportunities and limitations in light of its value to the human community. This presentation is based on Jason’s books, Digital Community, Digital Citizen (Corwin Press, 2010).

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Barbara Boyer / Tim Boyer Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM I Target Audience: Grade 2 to HS Strand: Library Title: Book Trailers: Using Cool Tech Tools To Liven Up Literature Ever wait in the theatre for your movie to start and you get jazzed about the new movies coming out? Move that excitement to books. Join us to see some fun book trailers and learn how to do and use them with your students. Popcorn provided! Junko Cancemi Room: THE STUDY ROOM Target Audience: Pre-K to elementary Strand: Literacy Title: The Reggio Approach and the ‘Hundred Languages of Children’ Part 1: The concept of the ‘hundred languages’ within the context of international schools: (1)The Reggio Approach; (2)The ‘symbolic’ and ‘poetic’ languages; (3) The meaning of ‘aesthetic dimensions’ in learning and education. Part 2: Hands-on Session: Group 1: Interweaving the languages of mathematics and architecture; Group 2: Interweaving science and art through observational drawing; Group 3: Interweaving the language of music and verbal narration to express a story. Part 3: Sharing ideas


Rachel Caroline Brooker / Jacob Ivan Gray Room:VIETNAM ROOM Target Audience: MS/HS counselors, administrators, and teachers Strand: Counseling Title: Advisory Programs: Is It Possible at Your School? Creating advisory programs can be overwhelming. Come learn how Shekou International School created and implemented a full-fledged MS/HS advisory program focusing on guidance, service, reflective learning, and school unity. Groups will brainstorm how to overcome potential challenges and begin to formulate a plan for a successful advisory program in your school. Brenda Darling Room: MYANMAR I Target Audience: MS/HS mathematics and science Strand: Mathematics (also Science) Title: Why Do Students Resist Graphing? Whether our students are weak, strong, or average in mathematical ability they share one thing in common: they groan when they must pull out graph paper and use it to solve a problem. What is the deal with graphing? Why do students dislike it so much? Why do they fail to consider graphing as a problem-solving approach, even when it provides a simpler or easier path to a solution? This presentation will uncover the reasons why students struggle with graphing in the math (and by extension science) classroom and the surprisingly simple strategies teachers can employ to strengthen students’ graphing skills. Michael Fox Room: THE GARDEN GALLERY Target Audience: Grade 6-12, English/LA, humanities and social studies teachers Strand: Literacy Title: Managing The Marking Mountain: Leveraging Technology To Better Assess Writing Assessing student writing is one of the biggest challenges and time management issues teachers face. Assigning essays means marking essays, and marking essays means late nights writing volumes of comments on with unclear impact on performance. This workshop is designed to offer some tools and techniques to both increase the impact of comments on improving student performance as well as streamlining and reducing the marking burden on teachers. Paul Henderson Room: BALLROOM III Target Audience: Dept., program, team leaders Strand: General Title: Team Self-Appraisal as Team Supervision Department, program, and team leaders will learn how to set team standards, will learn self-appraisal models, and will learn how to supervise themselves. Participants will consider how much teamwork matters how teamwork can make a difference. Rachel Hunter Room: MYANMAR II Target Audience: Gr. 1-6, mainstream teachers, ESL, and special needs Strand: Special Needs / ESL Title: Repeated Readings: Intervention for Mainstream, Special Needs, and ESL Providing quality fluency instruction and intervention for a classroom of diverse readers is a challenge for many teachers. This workshop will focus on repeated readings as a fluency program suitable for a variety of educational settings. Incorporating key reading components, peer assisted learning strategies, and progress monitoring allows for teachers to meet the needs of students with and without disabilities. Participants will walk away with strategies for adapting a repeated readings program to fit the needs of their students. Susan Islascox / Ritu Java Room: MALAYSIA ROOM Target Audience: MS/HS teachers, particularly teachers in learning support/special needs Title: Maximizing Student Potential Through Technology Strand: Special Needs If your job involves supporting middle/high school students who struggle with reading, writing, organizing, or paying attention, this workshop is for you! We offer technology tools and strategies to help your students maximize their potential. You will carry back a bag of techniques that we have hand-picked, researched, and tested out as viable options to suit a wide spectrum of learning issues. Most of these technologies are readily available and affordable. 38

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Kevin Johnson Room: THE VALLEY ROOM I Target Audience: Grade 2 to grade 12: any teacher including ESL, math, science and modern language Strand: ESL Title: Books into Board Games Books into Board Games provides a proven technique to transfer any text content into a board game, enjoyable to students and supportive of EFL instruction. Research supports the use of educational game formats that, by providing a fun vehicle for the delivery of content, contribute to student emotional engagement, enhance the classroom community, nurture risk-taking, and motivate students.The chance element allows any student to win the game regardless of his/her level of language proficiency. Ann Krembs Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM II Target Audience: Librarians K-12 Strand: Library Title: iPadding Along in the Library Many school libraries are deciding which e-reader to adopt for their patrons. iPads, with capacities beyond serving as an e-reader, are a viable choice. This workshop session will focus on three areas of iPad usage in a school library: management and circulation, purchasing of apps and ebooks, and integration of apps. iPads are an excellent resource that kids love to create, learn, and read from. For more information about this workshop, please visit http://ipaddingalonginthelibrary.wikispaces.com/. Mark Lombardo Room: PEPPINO LEVEL 3 Target Audience: Grades 6 and 10 Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Doing It All: Integrating Inquiry and Technology on School Expeditions In this workshop, a project in which students research and produce documentaries about places they visit on school expeditions will be presented.Teachers will walk away with strategies for stimulating student inquiry, structuring, and producing investigative short films using iMovie as well as scaffolding techniques for supporting students with developing language skills and learning needs.

Alicia Messing / Sonya Yong Room: SINGAPORE ROOM Target Audience: Grades 2 - 6 Strand: Mathematics Title: Step-by Step Model Math In this workshop you will learn how to create models that represent math problems using a step-by-step method that is easy to teach and learn. Model math, a component of Singapore math, teaches students another strategy that creates a clear, visual representation of the problem. It can be used to supplement any program you are currently using in your classroom or school and will readily become your new bag-of-tricks for math story problem instruction! Sharon Moore Room: THE VALLEY ROOM II Target Audience: Elementary Strand: Literacy Title: Using Multiple Resources to Make Differentiation Manageable in Literacy This workshop will present ways in which to use a variety of literacy resources to develop strong readers and writers. It will specifically address how to support readers and writers at all levels of competency and English language. Included will be examples of how to differentiate using a single text or set of texts and how to teach similar concepts with students using different texts. Melanie Shafaat Room: INDONESIA ROOM Target Audience: All Strand: Special Needs Title: Transitioning through the Grades: Stepping Stones to Success This presentation explores transition planning for students receiving learning support services. It provides all stakeholders with practical information and planning strategies beginning when they enter school and move through the grades and culminating with planning for life after graduation. This is an ongoing process that requires collaboration, and the cooperation of classroom teachers, administrators, the student, and the family to strengthen all students’ educational achievement and holistic development.

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David Lyon / Darcy Wood Room: CHAO PHRAYA ROOM Target Audience: Potentially, could be any grade level or any subject area. Better for grades 3-12 Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Using Animation in Any Classroom: Breathing Life into Learning This workshop will look at the reasons to use animation in the classroom, the possible ways to incorporate animation into a project or subject area, and the various free resources that are available for teachers and students.

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Pascale Thomas / Torie LeInbach Room: BRUNEI ROOM I Target Audience: MS/HS counselors, teachers, and administrators Strand: Counseling Title: WEB & LINK CREW: Creative, Fun, and Energetic transition Programs (WEB (MS) and LINK (HS) are transition programs offered at RIS connecting incoming 6th and 9th graders with student leaders in 8th, 11th & 12th grades. The goal is to decrease bullying, build school community, promote inclusion, and aid in the transition to middle and high school. RIS is the first school outside of North America to implement both programs. This workshop will review how to get trained as a coordinator and introduce creative, fun, and engaging activities. BRENDAN Patrick Westhoff Room: SALATHIP-C Target Audience: MS/HS teachers Strand: Modern Language Title: A Truly Immersion Classroom at Any Level: the How and Why Immersion is a highly effective means of teaching a foreign language. Creating an immersion environment in the classroom can be quite challenging, especially at the beginner level. I will demonstrate how to implement an immersion class from day one in a beginning level course and how to maintain it from the beginner to intermediate to advanced classes.


DougLAS Williamson Room: BRUNEI ROOM II Target Audience: K-12 Strand: Counseling Title: Changing Families: What Teachers Should Know about Children and Divorce Divorce and/or separation can be traumatic for kids and complicated by living overseas—where will I live? Is it my fault? Is my family the only one? Combining video, lecture, and activity, this presentation will present an overview of divorce’s impact on children and offer strategies for teachers. Tim Zitur Room: MYANMAR III Target Audience: MS/HS Strand: Math Title: The Flipped Classroom: Tools and Strategies to Get You Started In this workshop, participants will learn how to create their own video lesson; learn about the flipped classroom (turning lectures into video homework and homework into classwork); some examples of in-class polling and on-line homework; and come away with tools to start with a flipped class. The examples will be math based, but a teacher can adapt for most subject areas.


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Julie Adams Room: THE STUDY ROOM Strand: Literacy Title: Effective Content Writing Strategies to Boost Student Comprehension This session will equip you with a set of step-by-step strategies for scaffolding the writing process to your students across all content areas. Examples will be shared for engaging ELL students in the following areas: effective topic sentences, brainstorming, “scaffolded” paragraph structures, MLA citation, and peer-editing. Kim Cofino Room: MALAYSIA ROOM Strand: Digital Literacy Title: Connecting Your Community A blogging portal is a great way to help make the learning environment in your classroom or school transparent to all stakeholders while connecting the whole community. This presentation will share the vision and implementation process, as well as concrete examples from Yokohama International School’s successful blogging portal, The Learning Hub.

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Brett Dillingham Room: PEPPINO LEVEL 3 Strand: Literacy Title: Found Poetry: Performance Literacy across Content Areas Learn to teach students to write a content focused poem (science, history, social studies) and then “perform” their writing—which teaches their peers the content in an interesting and contextual framework. This process includes oral language development, writing, reading for meaning, content integration, self assessment, assessment of others’ work, and lessons the teacher chooses on grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Nicholas Jackiw Room: CHAO PHRAYA ROOM Strand: Math Title: The Geometer’s Sketchpad Advanced Workshop: Introduction to Iteration In this final Sketchpad workshop, we’ll move beyond basics to explore Sketchpad’s powerful iteration capabilities. We’ll use numeric and geometric iterations to build various growth models, sequences, and series; Fibonacci series and their graphs; and fractals. While the curricular focus will be at the secondary level, iterative techniques are applicable across mathematics. Some Sketchpad experience recommended. Steven Layne Room: THE GARDEN GALLERY Strand: Literacy Title: Using Children’s / Young Adult Books To Excite Young Writers Teachers are always in need of a good response to kids who say, “I can’t think of anything to write about.” After this energizing presentation, you’ll have several great answers! Join award-winning author Steven Layne as he uses a wide range of children’s picture books and novels to introduce five key arenas from which authors draw story ideas. Discover how easily this information translates into practice in any K-12 classroom where literacy development is a top priority. It’s time to get your students’ pencils moving with excitement! Maggie Moon Room: THE VALLEY ROOM II Strand: Literacy Title: Conferring and Note-taking—Finding an Effective System for Gathering, Managing, and Analyzing a Body of Evidence The backbone of a strong writing workshop is a teacher’s ability to quickly assess and document student growth, and link that to instruction for the individual writer, as well as whole class instruction. This workshop will go through the basics of how to best document students’ growth as writers while conferring. Building and using a conferring notebook, and also having a toolkit attached to it to support writers, is an excellent way to make sure this is done effectively, and teachers will have a close-up look at a system for doing just that. Jason Ohler Room: BALLROOM III Strand: Digital Literacy Title: New Media in the Classroom—from Tools to Assessment to Social Media (Repeat) Following from the keynote, Jason demonstrates practical tools and processes for implementing new media narrative projects in classroom activities in exciting, creative ways. He addresses a number of topics, including media assessment, media grammar, and the role of research-based digital stories and media development in the curriculum. This presentation is based on Jason’s book, Digital Storytelling in the Classroom (Corwin Press, 2007). Donna Kalmbach Phillips Room:VIETNAM ROOM Strand: General / Action Research Title: Teacher Action Research: Data Analysis, Interpretation, & Publication “I’ve gathered the data: now what?” This interactive workshop introduces participants to principles and strategies for ongoing data analysis and final data interpretation that they can apply to their own teacher action research projects. The presentation will include strategies and avenues for publication of final action research projects. Nathan Schelble Room: MYANMAR II & III Title: Teenage Sleep Deprivation Strand: Counseling Generation Y is often times counting more pokes and points instead of sheep and focusing more on screens, grades, and peers instead of getting the shuteye they desperately need. This workshop will help counselors/educators learn about the importance of sleep and how one can help students find balance and get more zzzz’s. 42

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Peggy Sharp Room: PHILIPPINES ROOM I & II Strand: Library Title: Keeping Them Reading in a Digital Age, Grades 3-8 The world of reading is changing. Learn of specific strategies for using the latest technologies to motivate and promote reading as well as books (in various formats) that will inspire your students to read. The best new books and materials that reflect the impact of technology will be shared.

Anna Sugarman Room: BRUNEI ROOM I Strand: Special Needs / Gifted Title: Without and Within: Social Emotional Needs of Gifted Children This presentation will focus on the social/emotional needs of gifted children: what they are, how they impact their lives, and interventions to improve their lives through personal growth and self-discovery, without and within. Transitioning to university for tck’s Room: INDONESIA ROOM Transitioning for Third Culture Kids can be difficult. Ema Yamazaki, a graduate film student at Columbia University and Canadian Academy Alumnus, has produced a film from the student point of view. Wonderful resource for High School Counselors. Session will be moderated by Cathy Curtis.


RECEPTION for the Exhibitors (by Invitation)

18:30-21:00 GALA DINNER at the BALLROOM Sponsored

by TieCare International


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Stephen Shore Room: SINGAPORE ROOM Strand: Special Needs Title: Promoting Social Inclusion of People with Autism and Other Disabilities This presentation examines the development and use of educational accommodations as extensions of good teaching practice. For example, a student with special needs in a regular education choral class who is unable to stand still and sing can be afforded another way of meaningfully participating in the choir performance. Attendees will come away with easy to implement, practical solutions for including children with autism and other special needs into the regular education experience.

EARCOS Members Respond to Thailand Disaster The devastating flood disaster that caused havoc to Thailand and the Thai people last year caused the cancellation of the EARCOS Leadership Conference. The EARCOS board of directors, meeting the day after the cancellation was announced, made a decision to offer schools and associate members the opportunity to donate all or a portion of their registration fees to an as yet unnamed charity to somehow assist the stricken people of Thailand. The response to this opportunity to participate in the rebuilding of a devastated country that has always been so hospitable to EARCOS members was incredible. When the bookkeeping was completed, the donations exceeded $60,000. Ultimately, two organizations with long histories of service in Thailand, Habitat for Humanity and The Human Development Foundation were selected, each to receive $30,000. Habitat-Asia in conjunction with the “Rebuild Thailand” project of the International School Bangkok will use the funds to rebuild homes in the area where the school is located. The Human Development Foundation and the Mercy Centre run by Father Joseph Maier work to serve the poor of Bangkok.They build and operate many schools for poor children, improve family health and welfare, and maintain shelters for orphans and children stricken with AIDS. On behalf of the recipients of these generous donations we would like to recognize the EARCOS member donors listed below.

List of Donors Schools American International School Hong Kong American International School of Guangzhou Aoba-Japan International School Bandung International School Beijing City International School Canadian International School of Hong Kong Cebu International School Chinese International School Dalian American International School Dominican International School Hokkaido International School International Christian School (Hong Kong) International School Manila International School of Myanmar ISS International School Jakarta International School Kaohsiung American School Nishimachi International School Osaka International School Osaka YMCA International School Seisen International School Shekou International School The Harbour School The International School of Kuala Lumpur United World College of South East Asia United World College of South East Asia - East Yokohama International School

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS AQIA Ltd. ASCD Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Better Chinese LLC Clements Worldwide


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DECA Architecture, Inc. ERB Fieldwork Education Gopher Harcourt Houghton Mifflin Harcourt International Publishers International Schools Services Jostens International Lehigh Univ., College of Education Office of International Programs Nelson Thornes Passport Executive / Frosch Travel Perkins Eastman Rediker Software, Inc. SSATB Tadley Asia Limited / RenWeb TieCare International University of San Francisco, School of Education University of San Francisco Western Association of Schools and Colleges

non-memberS American School of Ulaanbaatar Christopher Allen Dulwich College Beijing Hong Lok Yuen International International School of Wuxi John McCandless Michael Gohde Richard Tangye Stephen Ellis Suracee Sorajjakool Tony Salt

Workshop Presenters Julie Adams A Nationally Board Certified teacher and Educator of the Year, Julie has taught kindergarten through graduate school. She is a content area literacy consultant for the National High School Association and owner of Adams Educational Consulting. She also serves as the instructional coach and literacy consultant for the Stanford University New Schools Project and provides educational consulting to schools worldwide. Mrs. Adams is the author of Teaching Academic Vocabulary Effectively, Parts I-III and PDP Cornell Notes, A Systematic Strategy to Aid Comprehension.

Cathryn Berger Kaye Former classroom teacher, Cathryn is president of CBK Associates-International Education Consultants. She is known for highly engaging keynotes and professional development for state and country departments of education, universities, organizations, administrators, and teachers on issues including service learning, student leadership, environmental solutions, engaging teaching methods, and respectful school communities. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Service Learning, Going Blue: A Teen Guide for Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands with Philippe Cousteau, the How to Take Action workbook series, and the upcoming You’re All Wet and Other Reasons to Care About Water. Cathryn also authored the DVD available for free download, Service Learning in International Schools: A World of Possibilities, with nearly 3000 pages of resources. Cathryn travels 120 days annually and resides in Los Angeles. Reach Cathryn at cbkaye@aol.com

Lori Boll Lori has worked as a special educator in schools with various programs—from full inclusion to learning support to self-contained. For the past four years, Lori was the director of a small school in Shanghai working with a wide range of disabilities including dyslexia, autism, and Downs syndrome. Lori has two graduate degrees: in reading education and in special education and has been teaching for over 18 years in international schools around the world and in the United States. Lori is the proud mother of two children. Her 12 year-old-son is on the autism spectrum, and Lori has dedicated much of her studies to helping him, other children, and parents who struggle with this disorder and other special needs. Currently, she is the academic counselor at Concordia International School, Shanghai.

Jill Bromenschenkel Jill is an advocate for all students’ access to literacy and content, especially through systemic & collaborative 21st century practices. She has teaching, administrative, and instructional coaching experience in the US and International schools in Asia. Jill began her educational career as a classroom teacher and has also served as an ELL teacher, K12 ELL coordinator, district literacy & integration coordinator, education specialist, and middle school principal. As an independent consultant, she works closely with schools to develop systems for student immersion, academic access, technology connections, and collaborative professional learning. Jill is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in learning technologies with Pepperdine University and is looking forward to more of the ‘tomorrow’ our students are living in today! Connect with Jill on Twitter: @JillBromen and the Connectivity Learning facebook page: http://tiny.cc/FBConnect

Faye Brownlie Faye is known for her passion and practicality in the areas of literacy, assessment, diversity, and inclusion. She works in staff development throughout British Columbia, nationally and internationally, recently completing a three-year project in Latvia, ‘Think Differently in Math and Science’ in the middle years, and a three year project on differentiation and assessment for learning at Concordia Middle School, Shanghai. Faye is frequently found in K-12 classrooms, demonstrating strategies or co-teaching. She teaches courses for Field Services at Simon Fraser University and has written many resource books for teachers, the most recent being It’s All about Thinking - Collaborating to Support All Learners (2009 - English, Social Studies; 2011 - Math, Science).

Tim Burns Tim is an educator and author whose background includes over 30 years’ experience as high school teacher, counselor, first offender program facilitator, adolescent and family drug treatment program director, university instructor, and professional development specialist. While serving as program director at St.Vincent Hospital Family Recovery Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he taught for four years as a member of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Institute faculty at the University of New Mexico. In addition he has, since 1986, taught graduate and undergraduate courses for the Division of Extended Studies, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado. Over the years, Tim has provided keynote addresses, professional development workshops, and given presentations in over 3,000 schools, agencies, organizations, and at conferences throughout the United States and in nearly two dozen countries throughout the world.

Kim Cofino Kim Cofino is an enthusiastic and innovative educator, presenter, and consultant. She is currently the Technology and Learning Coach at Yokohama International School in Japan. Previously, Kim taught at ISB in Thailand; MKIS in KL, Malaysia; and MIS in Munich, Germany. An Apple Distinguished Educator, she focuses on helping core subject teachers authentically embed current and emerging technologies in the classroom to create a global and collaborative learning environment. Her inquiry-based, constructivist approach to teaching utilizes project-based learning experiences developed using the Understanding by Design process combined with the MYP Technology Design Cycle. To learn more about Kim, please visit: http://kimcofino.com

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Workshop Presenters Alison Davis Alison is an inspirational presenter who is passionate about helping individuals make progress in their lives through education - and, in so doing, to help their families, communities and countries to prosper. She has a wealth of educational experience interacting with international educators to share best practice and contribute to improving the learning outcomes for students. Alison works closely with teachers, school leaders and bureaucrats to ensure that students access the very best teaching and learning opportunities.

Brett Dillingham Brett teaches children how to write and tell their own stories and poetry across content areas. He has worked in Ireland, England, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Viet Nam, Thailand, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Canada, Alaska, and the Lower 48 states. In his teacher workshops, Brett teaches storytelling and poetry as performance literacy. He is the author of the children’s book Raven Day (McGraw Hill, 2001) and the textbook Performance Literacy Through Storytelling (Maupin House, 2009), which was the Gold Recipient of the Independent Book Publisher Awards. He is the past president of the Alaska State Literacy Association. He is a sought after educator and speaker and is frequently invited to present keynote addresses. Brett teaches workshops on performance literacy where students write and perform their own stories and poems to real audiences. In addition to his teaching, Brett is a world-class storyteller.

Eula Ewing Monroe Formerly a classroom teacher and teacher educator in her native Kentucky and currently a teacher educator at Brigham Young University, Dr. Monroe has devoted her career to education at virtually all levels. Active with professional development for teachers in many locations, her passion for mathematics teaching and learning is also a driving force in her mathematics education courses at BYU. An author, speaker, and consultant, she is especially interested in the intimate link between language and mathematics and enjoys helping teachers and their students understand and use the language of mathematics. She believes that “math is all about relationships”—it is no coincidence that she sees the wonder and interconnectedness of nature through the eyes and mind of a mathematician during her travels.Yet she is always eager to return home to the people and values that anchor her life—her family, her friends and colleagues, and her church. Her hobbies include writing poetry on occasion, listening to country music, reading, and, yes, traveling.

Sandy Furth Sandy has a MS degree from the University of Utah with course work in educationally handicapped from the University of Colorado. She has taught for over 20 years in Colorado, Japan, Malaysia, and England and has experience as a regular educator as well as a learning disabilities specialist. In addition, Sandy has had a private tutorial business and has consulted with several international schools on ways to implement special needs programs in an international setting.

David Grant David is a teacher, professional development leader, media producer, and consultant in school reform and technology integration. He currently works as the technology and expeditionary learning strategist for King Middle School in Portland, Maine. Over the past 15 years, he has been an integral part of the leadership team that has transformed King from a failing school into a national model for project based learning and technology integration. Additionally, David is a professional development consultant and national media producer for Expeditionary Learning Schools (EL)—a national school reform network. He is currently working on a multiyear project to create a set of core program materials for EL, documenting best practices in schools around the country. From 2001-2004, David was a consultant and professional development facilitator for the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI)—the first-ever whole state effort to bring the power of laptops and wireless classrooms to every 7th and 8th grader in a state. David continues to provide one-to-one consulting through the Maine International Center for Digital Learning, working with education development teams from around the world. You can learn more about David’s work at Edutopia, or at the Buck Institute for Education.

Nicholas Jackiw Nick is the chief technology officer of KCP Technologies, and is the software designer responsible for The Geometer’s Sketchpad®, which has repeatedly been voted the “Best Educational Software” in mathematics. As one of the founding members of the Visual Geometry Project at Swarthmore College in 1987, he designed and developed all of the VGP interactive software; and in that capacity, began formulating the Dynamic Geometry approach that defines the Sketchpad experience. That approach has now become the ubiquitous paradigm of the entire field of mathematics visualization software. Nick has been a senior scientist and P.I. on many National Science Foundation research projects, is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, and works frequently with teachers in professional development settings.

Nancy Johnson Nancy teaches 8th grade reading/language arts at Singapore American School during a two-year leave as professor of English/language arts at Western Washington University. There she teaches courses in children’s and young adult literature, English/language arts methods, and writing. A former elementary and high school teacher, she works in schools and presents at conferences locally, nationally, and internationally. She is the co-author of The Wonder of It All: When Literature and Literacy Intersect, as well as three books about literature circles, and she coordinates Western Washington University’s annual Children’s Literature Conference. An active member of NCTE, IRA, and ALA, in 2003 Johnson served on the Newbery Award selection committee and was awarded the Arbuthnot Award by the International Reading Association for teaching and advocacy of children’s literature. She has recently been elected to the 2013 Caldecott Award selection committee. The Language of Learning


Workshop Presenters Doug Johnson Doug has been the director of media and technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both, here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author of six books including Teaching Right from Wrong in the Digital Age; Machines are the Easy Part; People are the Hard Part; and The Classroom Teachers Survival Guide to Technology (forthcoming). His long-running column “Head for the Edge” appears in Library Media Connection. Doug’s Blue Skunk Blog averages over 50,000 visits a month, and his articles have appeared in over 40 books and periodicals. He has conducted workshops and given presentations for over 130 organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally and has held a variety of leadership positions in state and national organizations, including ISTE and AASL.

James Kett Dr. Kett has extensive experience in mathematics education as teacher, department head, consultant, and author. After teaching in the Michigan public school system, he received his Ph.D. in mathematics education from Western Michigan University in 1996 and became a teacher and department chair at Singapore American School. For six years, from 2004 to 2009, he was also an Advanced Placement Reader in statistics. He has published two books on effective use of technology in the mathematics classroom. Now, as a private consultant, he speaks at conferences, trains teachers using Autograph, helps schools develop math competitions, and gives inspirational lectures to students and teachers.

Lori Langer de Ramirez Lori began her career as a teacher of Spanish, French and ESL. She holds a master’s degree in applied linguistics and a doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently chair of the ESL and World Language Department for Herricks Public Schools in New York. Lori is the author of books and articles on the topics of technology, diversity, and language teaching. Her interactive website (www.miscositas.com) offers picturebooks, videos, thematic units and other curricular materials for teaching world languages. Lori has presented workshops at conferences and in schools in the U.S. and internationally. She is the recipient of the Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture, several NEH grants, and a Fulbright. Her areas of research and curriculum development are multicultural education, interdisciplinary and content-based teaching, folktales and authentic materials, and Web 2.0 tools.

Steve Layne See page 23

Maggie Moon Before moving abroad to Southeast Asia in 2007, Maggie was a senior staff developer at The Reading and Writing Project, at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to working across the U.S. with the R&W Project, Maggie taught both 3rd and 4th grades, at P.S. 163 in NYC. She has worked with hundreds of elementary schools within NYC and across the U.S., and presented at the R&W Summer Institutes for over 6 years, even as a classroom teacher. She also had the privilege of being part of the team that helped to implement the role of literacy coach across the NYC Public School system at its onset. Since moving abroad, Maggie has lived in Manila, Philippines, Guangzhou, China and now resides in Shanghai. Maggie has worked with many of the international schools in southeast Asia, as well as local schools in Manila. She has presented at EARCOS and NESA Administrators’ and Teachers’ Conferences for the past few years, and has run the three previous cohort sessions of the Literacy Coaching Asia Institute out of Hong Kong International School. Her next round of the Literacy Coaching Asia Institute for 2011-2012 is at Shanghai American School.

Bairbre Ni Oisin Bairbre is ESOL specialist teacher at St. Michael’s International School, Japan. Her professional interests include teaching ESL/EFL to elementary school students and teacher development through reflective practice and action research in an international school setting. She is one of the awardees of the EARCOS Action Research Grant 2010-2011.

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Ericson Perez Ericson is the middle and upper schools student services coordinator at Brent International School Manila. He graduated from Brown University and The George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in special education, respectively. He taught science at Sedgwick Middle School in West Hartford, Connecticut, after which he joined the U. S. Peace Corps and served as a biology and chemistry teacher at a rural school in Kenya. When he returned from Kenya, he taught biology and general science to students with special education needs at Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery County, Maryland. In 2005, he became a National Board Certified teacher as an exceptional needs specialist, with a specialty area in mild/moderate disabilities. He is actively involved with SENIA, the Special Education Network in Asia, as well as with IBEN, the International Baccalaureate Educators Network.


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Workshop Presenters Donna KALMBACH Phillips Donna is a professor of education and the current Thomas S. Thompson Distinguished Professor in education at Pacific University, Oregon. She teaches courses in literacy and action research in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Prior to her life at the university, Donna taught 13 years in public schools, spending her days writing and reading primarily with young adolescents. She completed her first teacher action research project as a middle school teacher and has been a proponent of teacher action research since that time. She is co-author with Dr. Kevin Carr of the book, Becoming a Teacher Through Action Research.

Dennis Sale Dennis is presently senior education advisor at Singapore Polytechnic. He has worked across all sectors of the British educational system and provides a wide range of consultancies in both public and private sector organizations in several Asian countries. Over the past 20 years Dennis has been extensively involved in training, coaching, and assessing teaching professionals in a variety of vocational and cultural contexts. His specialist areas include creative teaching and curriculum development. He has invented highly effective and practical models in these areas, conducted numerous workshops in all educational contexts and many countries, presented papers at international conferences, and published in a variety of journals and books. He is widely noted to be a dynamic and creative presenter, blending practical relevance with situated humour.

Peggy Sharp Dr. Sharp is a well known presenter on children’s books and motivating children to read and use library media centers. She is a highly regarded teacher and library media specialist and has received national awards for her creative teaching ideas. Her articles on teaching with children’s books, motivating reading, and enhancing the instructional program have appeared in the top professional magazines. Peggy is a member of the Beverly Cleary Children’s Book Award Committee, the Julie Andrews Collection Advisory Board, and she has written Sharing Your Good Ideas and several other books for educators. She is a consultant for the Bureau of Education and Research and hundreds of school districts. She has conducted thousands of workshops for Phi Delta Kappa, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Staff Development, International Reading Association and other organizations. Her articles about teaching with children’s books, motivating reading, and strengthening the instructional programs in both classrooms and library media centers have appeared in top professional magazines.

Stephen Shore Stephen is an assistant professor at the Ammon School of Education at Adelphi University teaching courses in special education and autism. He focuses his research and teaching on matching best practices to the needs of people with autism. In addition to working with and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen presents and consults internationally on educational and social inclusion as well as on adult issues pertaining to relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his numerous books, articles, and DVDs. Non-verbal and diagnosed at age two and a half with “atypical development and strong autistic tendencies,” recommendations for institutionalization were rejected in favor of parent-based intensive early intervention and support. Dr. Shore serves on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), as vice president of the board of directors for Autism Society - Massachusetts Chapter (ASMA), as past president of The Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE), and advisory board member of Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA), and other autism related organizations.

SPICE - Jonas Edman / Rylan Sekiguchi / Johanna Wee / Hyo Jung Jang Jonas is a curriculum writer at SPICE and is currently working on a unit on the Chinese American experience. Prior to joining SPICE he taught at Stockholm International School in Sweden. Jonas is a graduate of Stockholm University. Rylan is a curriculum specialist at SPICE and his publications include Uncovering North Korea, 10,000 Shovels: China’s Urbanization and Economic Development, An Examination of War Crimes Tribunals, and Inter-Korean Relations: Rivalry, Reconciliation, and Reunification. Rylan is a graduate of Stanford University.

Johanna is SPICE’s sales and marketing manager and webmaster. Johanna coordinates SPICE’s national and international dissemination efforts—most recently with international conferences in Nice, France, and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. In addition, Johanna manages SPICE’s web based resources, and she is currently working on a project to accompany the infectious diseases and global public health curriculum unit. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University and a former English teacher in Japan. Hyo Jung is a curriculum writer at SPICE who specializes in curriculum units on topics on East Asia. Her most recent publication is InterKorean Relations: Rivalry, Reconciliation, and Reunification, and she is currently co-authoring a unit entitled China in Transition: Economic Development, Migration, and Education. Hyo Jung is a graduate of Stanford University where she received her master’s degree in East Asian studies.

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Workshop Presenters Joe Stucker / Paul Wood Joe is the Director of the American International School of Guangzhou, China. He has held similar positions at the Vientiane International School, Academia Cotopaxi, and the International School of Tanganyika. He was high school principal at the International School of Manila and the International School of Kuala Lumpur. He was also a high school principal in the U.S. prior to entering international education in 1983. He has experience interviewing and hiring administrators as well as being a candidate for various administrative positions. He is married to Jaci Stucker, an art teacher. Their two sons, Kirk and Derek, graduated from ISKL. Paul is the high school principal at the International School of Beijing. He previously worked at schools in Yokohama, Ottawa, Dar es Salaam, and Guangzhou.This is his sixth year of involvement in recruiting teachers and his M.A. thesis considered factors affecting faculty recruitment and retention at International Schools.

Anna Sugarman Anna is a specialist in educating gifted students. As an associate member of the Advisory Committee on Exceptional Children and Youth to the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State, she has provided training and consultant services through international conferences and in various international schools. While actively working with administrators, teachers, parents, and students, Anna designs and implements professional development options to create optimal learning environments to enhance educational programming for all children. She currently works as the professional development trainer/coordinator (K-12) for Shenendehowa Central Schools in Clifton Park, New York.

Jeff Utecht Jeff is an international educator, educational technology consultant, and author. He has worked internationally since 2002, in Saudi Arabia, China, and Thailand. Prior to that he worked in the U.S. Currently Jeff is working as the high school technology and learning coordinator for the International School Bangkok. Additionally, Jeff has consulted for Web 2.0 companies on educational issues. Jeff has been mentioned in several books on Web 2.0 and education and in his recent book, Reach, talks about using online communities and networks to create professional development opportunities for educators. Jeff regularly shares his thoughts on education and technology on his blog, thethinkingstick.com. To learn more about Jeff visit jeffutecht.com.

The EARCOS Action Research Grant In an ongoing effort to implement the EARCOS Strategic Plan, specifically Strategy E, to Conduct, communicate, and archive relevant data and research to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices, grants will be made available to encourage our teachers, administrators, and professional staff to conduct action research to improve educational practices for the purpose of enhancing student learning. Action research is a reflective process, conducted in the school setting, to solve a real problem, or to improve and enhance the instructional process. This research may be undertaken by an individual, or by several people collaboratively. It is our belief that the results of such research will impact not only the researchers’ practices but also those of others with whom they share their findings.To that end, grantees will be expected to publish their findings, which will be made available to all EARCOS members on the website. Some researchers may elect to present their work at a subsequent ETC, ELC, or publish it in the EARCOS Journal.

Donna KALMBACH Phillips for ACTION RESEaRCH WORKSHOPS She completed her first teacher action research project as a middle school teacher and has been a proponent of teacher action research since that time. She is co-author with Dr. Kevin Carr of the book, Becoming a Teacher Through Action Research. She will be presenting four workshops at the ETC2012. see page 13, 25, 33, and 42.

To learn more about the EARCOS Action Research Grant visit http://www.earcos.org/ rs_action.php


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Teacher Workshop Presenters Adela Alguno Cebu International School Adela is in her 10th year of teaching and has taught physical education across all grade levels. She taught eight years at Sacred Heart School-Jesuit Ateneo de Cebu at the same time functioning in two mid-administrative positions—head of the department and assistant athletics director. Presently in her second year in Cebu, where she teaches middle and high school PE, she graduated with a B.S. in secondary education major in physical education, health, and music at the Cebu Normal University. She finished her M.A. in education, physical education (MAEd – P.E.). She was a former aerobics and fitness instructor and dance choreographer, and these talents feature in her work at CIS.

Lisa Ball / Curt Nichols International School Manila Lisa has been a high school counselor for 16 years, 11 of those overseas. Now in her first year at International School Manila, she has also worked with international high school students at the American International School of Cyprus, the American Community School of Abu Dhabi, and Lincoln, the American International School in Buenos Aires. She has spent the last three years in her home state of Texas, working with a diverse group of students including many immigrants and refugees. She is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC). She is a former President of OACAC. Curt Nichols is now in his ninth year overseas as a high school counselor. After four years as the program leader at Thai-Chinese International School in Bangkok, Thailand, Curt served two years as the director of guidance at Lahore American School in Pakistan before coming to ISM in 2009. He is a member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC).

Barbara Boyer / Tim Boyer Shanghai American School Barbara is a veteran librarian who loves what she does! She is the ES librarian at Shanghai American School. Reading and information literacy are her passion. When she grows up, she hopes to one day be on the Newbery Committee or finish writing that book! You can check her out at http://www.barbaraboyerlibrarian.com or her school library blog, http://teachers.saschina.org/espudonglibrary. Timothy is the new secondary librarian at Shanghai American School-Pudong. He is excited about being in the library and working to connect teachers to the library. He brings to the library a wealth of AP and IB experience and is there to help students make those connections between what is known and what needs to be found. He secretly enjoys a good historical romance.

Junko Cancemi Yokohama International School Junko is currently working as director of the Early Learning Center at Yokohama International School having introduced the Reggio philosophy within the curricular framework of the PYP twelve years ago. She has frequently visited the city of Reggio Emilia and has participated in study tours and intensive study weeks. She received her doctorate of education at the University of Bath, with research interests in how young children learn from a socio-cultural perspective.

Karen Carmen Canadian International School of Hong Kong From Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada, to Lamma Island, Hong Kong, where she currently resides, Karen has always had a fascination with the stage. Be it performance poetry to panto to physical theatre, she follows her muse with an “I can do this” attitude. This is Karen’s 10th year teaching. She is currently a teacher of MYP English and drama for grades 7 through 9.

Rachel Caroline Brooker / Jacob Ivan Gray Shekou International School Rachel started her career as a child protection social worker in the UK. She also gained her teaching certification and taught health and social care before moving to China. She obtained her masters in international counseling from Lehigh University. She is currently middle school counselor at Shekou International School, where she looks after the social, emotional, and academic needs of students, coordinates the middle school advisory program, and teaches life skills. Jacob has served as a HS guidance counselor for the last five years. He holds both a bachelors in psychology and a masters in guidance and counseling from Michigan State University. Over the last three years, Jacob has worked at Shekou International School serving multiple roles focusing on overall adolescent development including advisory coordinator, university admissions, and AP coordinator.


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Teacher Workshop Presenters Grace Cheng / Jenny Sohn Taipei American School Grace is director of college counseling at Taipei American School. Most recently, she served as a senior admissions officer at her alma mater, Harvard University, responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and selecting students for each incoming freshman class. A firm believer in the power of liberal arts, Grace holds degrees in applied mathematics, accounting, and business administration, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in education. Jenny is in her third year at Taipei American School, teaching AP English language and grade 9 English. She has taught English and humanities at all secondary year levels and has experience in differentiated writing instruction. A U.S. credentialed teacher with a background in comparative literature, classics, and linguistics, Jenny is a product of the UC system and Columbia University.

Tom Cole Suzhou Singapore International School Tom was born in the U.S., grew up in Japan, met his wife in Taiwan, is hooked on Korean dramas, and currently live in China. He has worked with students from kindergarten to university and taught English, math, ESL, business writing, Japanese, and science. He also worked for three years as a technical translator. Tom is a credentialed school psychologist and currently serves as the elementary school counselor and formerly head of student services.

David Collett / Brandon Hoover International School Manila David has taught history and IT at three international schools across the NESA and EARCOS regions. Currently teaching at International School Manila, he is passionate about IT and is interested in what the future holds for technology learning and digital literacy in the 21st century. David has previously presented IT related workshops at the NESA ’11 and EARCOS ‘08 conferences. Twitter: @ davidcollett Brandon is an IT coordinator, Apple Distinguished Educator, and passionate photographer. He is currently the high school IT coordinator at International School Manila. He has worked in international schools since 2002. Prior to ISM, Brandon was the IT director and high school computer studies teacher at North Jakarta International School. He brings a unique perspective to technology integration through his background as a design engineer, striving to help international educators effectively embrace technology. Twitter: @javajive

Keegan Combs Xiamen International School Keegan is a literacy coach and staff developer at Xiamen International School in China. He has taught English, social studies, and ESL and holds an MA in English language acquisition. He frequently works with teachers to identify strategies that are simple, practical, and powerful—strategies to get kids talking and excited about learning.

Cath Corbo / Loreto Keary Western Academy of Beijing Catherine taught for many years in Australia and for the last ten years has worked at the Western Academy of Beijing. She began as a drama teacher, and then moved on to the homeroom, and for the last few years she has worked as an elementary ESOL teacher. Her passion is in the field of early childhood. When asked why early childhood her response is always the same, “There are moments of joy everyday.” Loreto has taught all grade levels from kindergarten to grade 6 in schools in China, Indonesia, and Australia. Working within the cultural diversity of international school classrooms inspired her interest in second language learning and motivated her to make the move from homeroom teacher to ESOL teacher. Her current areas of professional reading are bilingualism and the use of mother tongue to scaffold second language learning.

Shauna Covell Shanghai American School Shauna grew up in a small town in upstate New York called Skaneateles. After graduation she went to Skidmore College where she majored in education and American studies. At Skidmore, Shauna had the opportunity to teach in South Africa; thus her dream to teach internationally was born. Immediately after Skidmore, she went to Syracuse University to receive her master’s degree in literacy education: birth-grade 6. She became a kindergarten and first grade looping teacher in Beaverdam, Virginia, for two years before her dream came true and she moved to Asia. This is her second year as a pre-K teacher at Shanghai American School and her first year as a bona fide city girl!

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Teacher Workshop Presenters Brenda Darling Seoul International School Brenda currently serves as high school mathematics instructor at Seoul International School. Over the past 15 years she has taught all levels of middle and high school mathematics (as well as choral music). Her current teaching goal is to raise her students’ global understanding of functions through emphasis of their graphical representations. Her current family goal is to keep up with her 4-year-old son. His most recent math question was “help me count by 86’s.”

Tanya Derkash / Clare Michelsen Nanjing International School Tanya is a learning support teacher at working towards developing an inclusive learning community that supports a wide variety of students. Her philosophy is to recognize the importance of sharing information, building a community, and identifying realistic outcomes as a foundation for understanding difference. Tanya has worked as a special education teacher in San Francisco for six years and obtained a master’s degree in special education from San Francisco State University. Clare has 17 years experience in learning support, classroom, and ESL teaching in international schools in Africa, Asia, and Europe. She is currently working as part of a learning support team in an inclusion program. She is dedicated to sharing information and strategies to support individuals experiencing learning difficulties. Clare holds a B.Ed in special needs education, a B.A in linguistics, English, and French and a PGCE in language teaching.

Elaine Eastwood / Amina LaCour Saigon South International School Elaine (M. Ed) and Amina (M.Ed) are enthusiastic early childhood professionals at SSIS. They have participated in PPLCs to assist with data collection and analysis for WASC. Amina currently teaches kindergarten, was director of an ECD center, and an early childhood consultant for the Ministry of Education and NGOs in Guatemala. Elaine currently teaches pre-K and is implementing Reggio Emilia inspired practices at SSIS. She has taught in public schools in Texas.

Tara Ethridge International School Bangkok Tara is the elementary librarian at International School Bangkok, Thailand. She has been fortunate enough to spend the last 18 years roaming the globe, first as a classroom teacher and then as a library lady. A lover of books and technology, Tara was especially thrilled when the two come together in an authentic way. You can find her blogging about her library ideas and experiences at http://techlibraryclassroom.blogspot.com

Anne Ferrara / Stephanie Passamonte Hong Kong International School Anne is from New Jersey. Last year, she worked at the international school in Hamburg, Germany. She is in her first official year at HKIS but had spent a semester at the school as a counseling intern two years ago. Stephanie is from the U.S. and this is her second year at HKIS as a high school guidance counselor. She has spent 16 years working in international schools. Stephanie enjoys traveling with her husband and four wonderful children.

Michael Fox Taipei American School Michael has taught social studies at Taipei American School for 11 years.


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Teacher Workshop Presenters Jesus Gamez Shanghai Community International School Jesus has taught languages, literature, and cinema for the past 15 years in public and private schools and universities in Mexico and the U.S. This year he started to teach and coordinate the World Language Department at Hangzhou International School. He studied linguistics, literature, and cinema at La Sorbonne, The University of Mexico, and UCLA.

Timothy Gartz American International School (Hong Kong) Timothy has been working at the AIS for the past 4 years as the school counselor. His clinical background and international perspective provides an effective approach to academic and university guidance.Tim is passionate about developing an effective and holistic system of guidance to reach students for their academics, their personal life and moral values, global citizenship and university readiness. When not at work, Tim enjoys his time with family including his wife a native of Hong Kong, and his two young children.

Lynette Grypp / Forrest Brinker / Shirley Taylor Taipei American School Forrest, Lynette, and Shirley co-teach geometry with proof at TAS. With a combined 36 years of experience in a variety of school settings throughout the U.S. and abroad, they enjoy collaborating to make geometry lively and interesting to both students and teachers. This project is one of their favorites.

Julie Heinsman Morrison Academy Her easy going manner and infectious laughter might hide the fact that Julie is herself a grieving adult third culture kid. Returning to Taiwan in 1995, she has worked at Morrison Academy for 11 years as a high school Counselor. Her responsibilities include teaching a semester long class on transition and third culture kid issues and organizing a transition retreat for all Morrison seniors.

Paul Henderson Thai Chinese International School Paul is the PK-12 vice principal & curriculum director. He also teaches AP psychology and coaches high school soccer. He has lived and learned in Thailand for the past 8 years

Rachel Hunter Brent International School Manila Rachel has been teaching grade 5 for five years, the last four years at Brent Before that she taught at a high-risk school in Washington State with many struggling readers. Rachel earned a masters in elementary education and was trained in special education at the University of Washington.

Susan Islascox / Ritu Java American School In Japan Susan is the high school learning support teacher at ASIJ. She regularly witnesses how technology gives struggling students that extra hand to succeed. Ritu has over 14 years of experience in the IT industry. She currently supports teachers and students in the high school Mac 1:1 laptop program. Through their teamwork, they have identified new resources that go beyond the bounds of special education technology.

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Teacher Workshop Presenters Linc Jackson / Ben Sheridan Pasir Ridge International School Linc is currently a technology director at a small international school in Indonesia, Linc has extensive regular classroom experience and as a technology integrator. He has a master’s degree in instructional technology and has enjoyed being a workshop presenter throughout his career. Both Ben and Linc are currently enrolled the COETAIL program for professional development where many of the most current technology related instructional strategies are being explored. Ben is currently teaching kindergarten at Pasir Ridge. He is working on a master’s degree in educational technology through the COETAIL program. As a teacher he is constantly employing technology to engage students of various learning styles to ensure that they are successful in meeting personal, classroom and schoolwide goals while still keeping it fun!

Kevin Johnson Osaka YMCA International School Kevin, a Canadian, has 20 years of teaching experience in Canada and Japan. His presentation, “Books into Board Games,” draws directly on his MA dissertation in applied linguistics and TESOL at Leicester University, UK, and has proven its effectiveness in the last seven years in teaching grade five through grade eight at Osaka YMCA International School, where almost all students are EFL.

Pat Kozyra / Rachel Perks Carmel School Association Ltd. Pat, Canadian, has enjoyed an exemplary career. Her teaching experience has included 15 years in gifted education, teaching special education at the university level and E.S.L. She has also worked as a preschool coordinator, learning specialist at the Canadian International School, itinerant music teacher, and is presently a primary one teacher at Carmel School. Pat has her CTM and ATM certificates in Toastmaster’s International, and is the soloist at her church in Hong Kong. Rachel Perks, English, has 16 years teaching experience in International and U.K. schools. She has taught from Kindergarten to Grade 5. She has attended many courses on Special Education Needs, Creative Curriculum Planning and Differentiation. Rachel has a special interest in catering to individual children’s needs within the mainstream classroom setting.

Ann Krembs International School of Beijing Ann has been an international educator for 15 years. She serves as one of the elementary librarians at the ISB. She is also the library curriculum area leader for her school. Ann is also active in the community of Asia’s librarian networks. Aside from serving her school community and Asian community, she writes at the DearLibrarian.com. She seeks for all to “ask her anything….” in hopes of being able to answer any question--even if she doesn’t know the answer!

Carrie Levno Brent International School Manila Carrie eceived her BA in psychology from Whittier College, CA, and her MA in counseling from the University of San Francisco, CA. Awarded the PPS Credential in School Counseling by the State of California in 1999 and has been working as a school counselor in California and abroad since. She works in the high school with the students services team to support students identified with learning difficulties.

Mark Lombardo Beijing City International School Mark currently teaches history and humanities but has also taught English, French, and speech and debate. Every year he leads students on expeditions in the host country, most recently to Inner Mongolia. He believes that structured inquiry and the use of technology can increase student learning on these trips. Mr. Lombardo has a master of education degree and bachelor of arts degree and done graduate work in history, geography, and French.

Griffin Loynes / Cinder Merritt International School of Beijing Griffin and Cinder are part of ISB’s IB language and literature team. This team is responsible for the construction of the new two-year course, as well as developing strategies for vertically integrating the skills of the new class into the existing English high school curriculum. Together, Griffin and Cinder have over 30 years combined teaching experience with over 15 years in IB A1 literature and IB A2 language classrooms.


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Teacher Workshop Presenters David Lyon / Darcy Wood Concordia International School, Shanghai David and Darcy are grade 6 team teachers at Concordia. David has a background in art and animation. Darcy is an experienced workshop presenter. David and Darcy have used animation in the classroom for both project-based learning and assessment.

Katherine McDermott International School of Ulaanbaatar Katherine currently teaches high school mathematics and. has taught previously In Seattle (USA), Taiwan, and Northern lraq. Katherine loves unit origami and quilting, both of which she brings enthusiastically into the math classroom.

Alicia Messing / Sonya Yong Hong Kong Academy Alicia Messing is a learning support teacher and has been teaching since 1996. She earned her B.Ed from Arizona State University and an M.Ed. in counseling/human relations from Northern Arizona University. Sonya Yong is a third grade teacher She has a B.Ed from McGill University and an M.Ed in special education from Hong Kong University. She has been teaching for 11 years.

Scott Miller Yangon International School Scott, a seventh grade teacher at YIS, has been an educator for the past 19 years. Most of Scott’s work has been done with middle school students in Wisconsin. Scott has been able to share at various workshops around Wisconsin.

Sharon Moore ISS International School Sharon is an experienced teacher in a variety of age levels of the lower elementary. Having spent 11 years teaching kindergarten in an inquiry based school in the USA and the last 5 in a PYP school in Singapore, Sharon is passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in young students. Sharon believes in using best practice from multiple literacy resources as well as incorporating quality literature.

Genevieve Murphy American School in Taichung Genevieve is a global educator who has taught in the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. While living in Japan she co-directed the charity organization Everest of Apples which raised money and educational opportunities for schools in Nepal and Cambodia. She currently teaches first and second grade and is the co-founder of the self-directed learning, educational initiative Know My World which connects people, educators and classrooms around the globe.

Darcy Reede-Caron Gyeonggi Suwon International School Darcy holds a master’s of arts degree in information resources and library science and is currently the MS/HS librarian at Gyeonggi Suwon International School in South Korea. With previous experience as a library administrator and adjunct professor in the U.S., Darcy is passionate about ensuring students have the information literacy skills needed to be successful 21st century students.

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Teacher Workshop Presenters John Rinker International School Yangon John has been an International educator for over 20 years and is inspired to leverage the best that technology has to offer in creating meaningful educational challenges and experiences for each of his students. He has taught in international schools in Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, and South Africa. He currently teaches middle school humanities and technology.

David Rynne Suzhou Singapore International School David is currently the elementary ICT facilitator at SSIS, after holding similar positions in Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia. He is an experienced classroom practitioner having taught many years in elementary and middle school and supporting ICT integration in several K-12 environments.

Nathan Schelble Singapore American School Nathan has worked as a school counselor for 16 years. He started his career at a Western NY Public School; he and his wife then ventured off to Bangkok, Kobe (where their daughter was born), and currently Singapore where they have worked as a primary teacher and counselor. One of Nathan’s passions is helping the whole student; that includes not only social/emotional support but also areas related to fitness, nutrition, and finding balance.

Johanna Schooley Concordia International School, Shanghai Johanna is an elementary librarian who has worked in international schools worldwide. She has integrated information literacy skills into both U.S. and PYP school curricula. Johanna offers a wide perspective on teaching students and teachers the importance of locating age-appropriate sources from many different media.

Derek Selander International School Manila Derek has been elementary school counselor for the past nine year. He holds master’s degrees in education and special education as well as in guidance and counseling. He has presented at professional conferences including European Council of International Schools on such topics as parenting, school climate, and bullying prevention.

Melanie Shafaat Ruamrudee International School Dr. Shafaat’s career includes roles of an administrator, university professor, teacher for students receiving support services, and a lifelong advocate for those who need to be heard and understood. Working in ten U.S. states and two international educational systems has provided her with varied professional and personal challenges and growth experiences. As a U.S. and international presenter, she welcomes the opportunity to share her skills and a chance to meet and learn from the world of educators.

Sarah Sutter American School In Japan A 17 year veteran high school art teacher and former technology integrator, Sarah currently teaches at ASIJ in Tokyo. She is a Google Certified Teacher, and formerly the administrator for a district wide Google Apps domain. In 2004, Sarah was named Technology Educator of the Year by the Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine. She has presented at conferences ranging from Educon in Philadelphia to the K12 Online Conference to FOSSED to MLTI Summer Tech in Maine, and taught online graduate courses for the University of Maine.

Pascale Thomas / Torie LeInbach Ruamrudee International School Pascale is a professional school counselor at RIS in Bangkok,Thailand. She started her school counseling career as an elementary school counselor in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in 2002 and moved to RIS in 2006 where she initially worked in the elementary school and transitioned to high school counseling in 2010. Pascale loves LINK CREW and wants the rest of the world to use this excellent transition program! Torie is head of the MS social studies department at RIS. She enjoys teaching middle and high school social studies, humanities, and language arts. Torie truly appreciates working and learning with her students, and her mission is to keep education both fun and relevant every single day.


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Teacher Workshop Presenters Douglas Thompson Brent International School Subic Doug is a 10th year middle school math teacher coming from the state of Maine in the U.S. and teaching in SE Asia for the past four years. He uses an efficient and common sense approach to meet students at individual levels. Doug uses a model that focuses on individual growth, decision-making and self-motivation for all his students.

Roy Tomlinson Singapore American School Roy has been teaching math for 14 years, 9 of which have been at Singapore American School. He is currently the department chair for the high school mathematics department at. Currently teaching AP statistics and pre-calculus, Roy is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, and holds a masters in educational administration from Virginia Tech University.

Michelle Vogel / Monna McDiarmid New International School of Thailand / Yokohama International School Michelle is a school psychologist currently working as a learning support teacher at NIST, where she is challenged and inspired by middle/high school students everyday. Her passion is in helping students understand and appreciate what makes them unique individuals. Monna McDiarmid is a counselor and academic advisor at Yokohama International School in Japan; she is Canadian and YIS is her fifth international school. Helping students with their “big life stuff ” through individual counseling and educational programming gives her energy and greater compassion for others. This work also provides her with important insights into the complicated lives of teenagers.

Stephanie Wallis New International School of Thailand Stephanie has been a teacher for the past 18 years, and a teacher-librarian for 14 of those years. She is Canadian and got her master’s in education, specializing in school libraries, from the University of Alberta. She has been working at NIST since 2002, where she has been both a primary and secondary teacher-librarian, working with all three IB programs.

Evan Weinberg Shanghai Community International School Evan has taught mathematics and science for the past nine years. For the past two years, he has taught at the Hangzhou International School in Hangzhou, China. Before beginning his international school career, he taught math, science, and engineering in New York City public schools. He has also worked to coach and support robotics teams participating in FIRST (http://usfirst.org) robotics programs both in the US and in China.

BRENDAN Patrick Westhoff International School Manila Brendan Patrick Westhoff has been teaching IB French ab initio for two years. He has eleven years of experience teaching French and three years of experience teaching English as a second language. He has taught in the U.S. and internationally. He has an immersion classroom and uses a communicative approach to language teaching, which involves re-creating real life situations in the classroom.

Alexis Wiggins Mont’Kiara International School Alexis is a grade 9 and IB English teacher at MKIS. She has taught English, Spanish, and ESL in the U.S., Spain, Hong Kong, and Qatar. She has worked as a consultant for Authentic Education, helping schools with curriculum design, assessment, UbD and Harkness Method. She is currently working on a book, Models by Design.

Doug Williamson International School Bangkok Doug is currently one of the elementary counselors at ISB. Prior to Bangkok, he worked in Cairo, Egypt. Originally from Miami, Florida, by way of New Orleans, he has worked in education for 27 years and holds a masters degree in school counseling.

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Teacher Workshop Presenters Nancy Woodward International School of Kuala Lumpur Nancy has been a school librarian for over 25 years. In that time the delivery of library services has changed dramatically. What hasn’t changed is the desire to connect students with books. Nancy’s career has taken her to Kenya, Oregon, and for the past five years she has been at ISKL.

Tim Zitur Singapore American School Tim has taught high school mathematics and coached soccer for the last 25 years. He spent his first 11 years in Minnesota and his last 14 years at the SAS. He grew up outside Minneapolis, MN, and attended St. John’s University in central Minnesota and graduated with a B.S. in mathematics in 1986. He earned his master’s degree in math education from the University of Minnesota in 1993. He has been an AP calculus reader for 7 of the last 8 years, and has been an AP calculus workshop P\presenter for College Board. Tim and his wife, Lisa, have three children; Brandon (13), Zachary (8) and Jorja (7).

Greg Zolkowski Jakarta International School Greg is a licensed reading specialist and has been working in primary education and literacy for 25 years. Greg has worked as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and literacy coordinator in the USA, Japan, and at JIS. Greg’s current position is as an intervention specialist. His job entails working with K-2 teachers and student support team to provide coordinated reading and literacy intervention to young struggling readers.

We are pleased to announce the

43rd EARCOS Leadership Conference 2012 November 1-4, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Delegate List SCHOOL MEMBERS CAMBODIA International School Phnom Penh Catriona Sutherland CHINA American Int’l School of Guangzhou Sabine Bartholdt Karl Bryan Kristin Judson Amy Lindley John Luckey Jenny Ostermiller Lori Qian Hiromi Sawamura Norman Schwagler Joe Stucker Shao-Ai (Sarah) Ting Ruth Volz American Int’l School Hong Kong Mathew Cameron Sandra Caswell Hilton Chan Flora Choi Angie Frederiksen Timothy Gartz Stella Gartz Wai-Mun Ho Maria Jan Hamorn Lau Lilian Leung Melody Morse Marlon Ng Daniel Ruzicka Michelle Yip Beijing BISS International School Noella Cornelis Tim Gascoigne Beijing City International School Mark Lombardo David Nguyen Alfredo Papaseit Canadian Int’l School of Hong Kong Rachel Adams Rowdy Boeyink Aloni Cahusac Karen Carmen Connie Cheung John Flanagan Jonathan Hamilton Brendan Kean Andrea Kroeker Edwards Elizabeth Lum Shane Maika Sarah Urquhart Carmel School Association Ltd. (HK) Pat Kozyra Rachel Perks Chinese International School (HK) Brigitt Amthor Brian David Tracy Hayes-Williams Konberg Ngai Edwin Tanner

Concordia Int’l School Shanghai Madelaine Barry Becki Bishop Mike Burns Debbie Burns Gloria Chandler Rob Chapman Jennifer Chapman Rachel DeGarmo Susan Dou Kimberly Eggleston Brian Eggleston Carrie Friedrich Kathy Gordon Tanea Hibler Alana Keith Bryan Keith Huguette Lewis Heather Longstaff DaisyChen Lyon David Lyon Christina Mayers Lanying McQueen Christine Nelson Holly Poppell Johanna Schooley Patty Smith Todd Stone Lina Tang Fiona The Thong Kelly Torgerson Colette Vroom Stella Wang Darcy Wood Eric Wood Ashley Wu Wendy Xu Dalian American International School Kimberly Blake Kay Brande Frank Brande Sean Fagan John Fowler Veronica Fowler Sherry Greenlee Casady Herding Patrick Herding Isa Heredia Ana Lay Biedmond Narda Terrell Neuage Jean O’Neil Joe Fred Perez Cindy Perez Trish Phillips Megan Scott Anne Veazey Hong Kong Academy Darby Davis Karen Lawler Alicia Messing Sonya Yong Hong Kong International School Lisa Acker Mike Baker Greg Bishop Greg Edwards Anne Ferrara Gabriel Fornes Ian Gill Elizabeth Hampton

Bill Jordan Anne Jordan Christina Lo Kevin Mansell Katharine Manuel Maureen McCann Dee Mulligan Stephanie Passamonte Colin Weaver Int’l Christian School - Hong Kong Sarah Ahn Ruth Auty Jeff Auty Priscilla Bailey Pearl Chan Veronica Davis Ernie Davis Renée Harvey Herman Kwok Henry Nduaguibe Tamari Nduaguibe Jennifer Purvis Salome Tam Stephanie Yeung International School of Beijing Karen Ahnemann Steve Anichowski Hway Anichowski Gwen Blasé Susan Chapman Zerlina Cheng Ray Cook Tamie Crowe Ed Hillman Murray Kingdon Kevin Krembs Ann Krembs Griffin Loynes Matt Merritt Liz Merritt Nadine Rosevear Tom Rosevear Susan Shuford Maggie Tantraporn Travis Tebo Cara Tebo Suzanna Voigt Paul Wood International School of Qingdao (mti) Jane Pattison Lisa Pattison Diana Wu International School of Tianjin Diana Brown Dave Brundage Ilonka Ilonka Ben Lee Martin McMulkin Lizzy Wang Kunming International Academy Ginger MacDonald Jeff MacDonald Nanjing International School Linden Bentley Tanya Derkash Marina Gijzen Clare Michelesen Anna Yuen

Shanghai American School Kathy Anderson David Baxter Deanne Bister Ilkka Bister Soon-Ok Borden Timothy Boyer Barbara Boyer Marian Bradshaw Michael Branch Blake Brown Tina Bui George Carpouzis Janet Claassen Hank Claassen Elaine Costeira Shauna Covell Manon Crepeau Jason Curran Kevin David Emmy David Betzabeth De La Luz Caballero Lisa Dibbayawan Lori Dickinson Molly Doud Michael Easton Bernard Enoka Diane Enoka Susan Erni Tony Erni Keith Falck Deborah Fintak Rose Frazier Ellyn Gao Lori Garza (Kody) Luisa Glascock Rick Glascock Bo Green Linda Greer-Wegener Steve Hanlin Leah Hefte Sylvia Hendricks Robert Hendricks Alison Hoeman Benjamin Holder Scott Hossack Amy Hossack Maliha Iqbal Andrea Jones Michelle Katz Joseph Kody Jerry Koontz Matt Kuykendall Erin Leininger John Leonard Andy Lewis Britni Lloyd Kathy Love Stacey Lum Gregory MacIntyre Christopher Mangous Katrina Mangous Thekla Manning James Manning Erin McCall Ian McCuaig Shaun McElroy Kate McKenna Don McWilliams Diane McWilliams Jennifer Melton Kirk Mitchell Carla Molloy Martha Moselle The Language of Learning


Delegate List Shanghai American School (Cont.) Mark Moselle Thomas Musk Steve Nakai Stacie Nakai Christal Nicolai Eric Nicolai Cynthia Nordmeyer Ellen Nugent Alfred Olivas Anna Olsen Douglas Parker Lorna Parker John Pokrzywinski Kimbra Power Alexis Redmond Judith René Tara Rogerson Musk Michael Saich Kay Saich Christopher Schuster Daisy Shen Sindy Shen Paul Stambaugh Jan Stanton Julia Steele Nancy Stevenson Marysue Taallerud Deborah Taylor Jacob Toa Sarah Toa Dean Voge Louis Wegener Cathy Xia Weng Katie Wiiliams Marie Williams Scott Williams Patty Winpenny Jon Wrzesinski Michele Wrzesinski Ellen Xu Dana Yang Jennifer Yang Pyong Mun Yun

Johnna Huiet Andrea Jarr Woo Hee Jun Allison Little Brandon Little Mark McElroy Tony McMullen Michelle Meissner Lindsay Reynolds Victoria Robins David Robins Tami Ruebush Kimberly Shannon

Shanghai Community Int’l School Josephine Boudreaux Rob Critcher Sheri Deneef Jesus Alberto Gamez Ashley Holst Kumiko Imai Jen Marshall Isaac Marshall Nicole McIntre Lindsey Mitchell Garret Newell Jake Varley Evan Weinberg

Xiamen International School Steve Brooks Keegan Combs Laurel Gao Shanon Kristoff Jen Lemery Terry McCarthy Audra Santos Rex Santos

Shekou International School Diana Beabout Mhelan Besonia Rachel Brooker Liz Cho Melissa Edwards Carlos Galvez Melody Gifford Cody Gifford Ceci Gomez Jacob Ivan Gray Carlene Hamley Ally Hominski Mick Huiet 62

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Suzhou Singapore International School Tom Cole Susan Cover Geoff Derry Warren Massey David Rynne Ren Rynne Paul Skadsen Teda International School (Tianjin) Jo Hay Sunita Rakhecha Vassel Spencer Western Academy of Beijing Eleanor Brock Cath Bryne Jennifer Byrnes Susan Cannon Catherine Corbo Kerri Cowley Sue Edwards Mark Edwards Åsa Haeggblom Josie Ho Elaine Jin Loreto Keary Lori Rung Steve Samuels Christine Tunon

INDONESIA Bali International School Linda Atmaja Anak Agung Putu Adi Lestari Aurelie Pinoteau Bandung International School Scott Cameron Steve Church Cathy Taber International School of Riau Jeff Bloyer Diana Dragonetti Andrew Dragonetti Barry Johnson Tiffany Johnson

Reece Lennon Tam Truong

Osaka YMCA Int’l School Kevin Johnson

Jakarta International School Keith Allerton Rick Beder Jill Cater Kim Guodance Kari Johnson Victoria Jones Rolando Jubis Gyuri Jung Kerry O’Hanlon Seamus O’Hanlon Jen Olmsted Craig Ortner Aeni Palsapah Ayu Rhayu Rame Widhartha Brenda Wright Greg Zolkowsi

St. Mary’s International School Becky Christensen Mike Johnson Bonetta Ramsey Cara Reid St. Michael’s International School Steven Lewington


The American School In Japan Steve Bennett Cathy Berghahn Jennifer Brown Mark Burpee Milan Claudio Julia Darringan Nate Gildart Dave Gotterson Kim Gotterson Kaori Hakone Shannon Hambleton Amy Harbaugh Glenn Hoskins Kristi Hoskins Brent Huber Susan Huber Susan Islascox Ritu Java Kevin Knapp Carl Knudsen Julie Lavender Warren Lavender Jeff Leppard Ben Lewis Machi Nakamura Sheri Neal Lori Newman David Norris Jeff O’Brien Aaron Rogers Julie Rogers Dave Rynerson Debbie Studwell Sarah Sutter Jessica Swist Peter Vergel Duane Wacha Randy Wanless

Int’l School of the Sacred Heart Mary Fish

Tokyo International School Steve Summerfield

Kyoto International School Mark White Rachel Couture

Yokohama International School Junko Cancemi Leanne Erickson Rita Kar Monna McDiarmid Jamie Raskin

Mt. Zaagkam International School Yvonne Featherer Ian Featherer North Jakarta International School Gary Lafoy Ben Sims Pasir Ridge International School Jill Andryczak Elizabeth Campbell Sri Ermawati Brent Fullerton Cheryl Fullerton Linc Jackson Heidi LeGassick Matt LeGassick Theresa Marriott Seamus Marriott Jennifer Schedlbauer Ben Sheridan Julia Sheridan Sungeeta Singh Adam Wolf Surabaya International School Kay Kleeman

Marist Brothers International School Yumiko Takagi Carrie Tokunaga

MALAYSIA Nagoya International School Makiko Hayashida Nishimachi International School Mihoko Chida Erin McNamara Osaka Int’l School of Kwansei Gakuin Dawn Breutzman-Inada Jennifer Henbest de Calvillo

Garden International School Pauline Chee Anna Goh Moira Hall Emily Hamblin Darren Pacey Siobhan Roulston Stephen Shand Lynn Wilson Stephanie Yap

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International School of Kuala Lumpur Roxanne Amor-Ross Michael Bollom Courtney Cross Jake Cross Jennifer de la Montana Kari Jennings Sabrina Kim Rami Madani Diana Mcdiarmid Geetha Nadaraj Kenneth Peavy Caroline Tan Nancy Woodward Karyn Wynn International School of Kuantan Steve Byrnes Jasmine Rosli Melanie Shurtz Mont’Kiara International School Ann Andrew Susan Arin Christian Blessing Laurence Brehier Patricia Carrelli Deborah Chisholm Derald Cook Gary Crocker James Dott Dan Dudash Julia Fellman Nicholas Fletcher Laura Forgie Thierry Fourmond Didi Gill Jennifer Heal Gustav Helman Debbie Hickman Dennis Hickman Andy Hill Annette Hynes Pearly Koh Ainsley Laing Bonnie Lee Maria Leung Richard Levesque Malia Mclaughlin Gary Melton Marissa Minasian Judy Morrison John Newman Raquel Parra David Roderick Wendi Schipani Heather Shepherd Rachel Silberstein Lih Jinn Sim Rebecca Simpson Angela Sostak Jeff Stults Sarasvathy Suppiah May-Ie Tan Ellen Thomas Kathy Vukman Kathleen Walker Alexis Wiggins MONGOLIA International School of Ulaanbaatar Joyce Bolyard Annie Sally D’Souza Justino D’Souza

Greca Durant Ariunjargal Khadaas Geoffrey Kidson Katherine McDermott MYANMAR International School of Myanmar Michael Anthony Jessica Charvat Todd Davis Jessica Hertz Meghan Kenney Carl Kincaid Nick Kolentse Jimbo San Juan Dawn Schlecht Abigail Thomas Lynsey Tveit Kate Uebelherr Ethan Van Drunen Candacee White International School Yangon Kathy Beahn Sean Beesley Candace Borcharding Lyubov Borisova Mark Cvengros Sandra Embrey Scott Embrey Adam Fraser Brittany Hall Naw Hser Gay Vasudha Hurkat Barbara Ignatius Marianne Johnson Terryl Just Thomas Just Me me Khaing Wei Liang Deana Martin-Muth Mabel Matthew Khine Maw Win May May Khine Yin Mon Aye Patricia Moreno Theingi Myaing Tin Yin Myat Lindy Naw Nathalie Peres Michelle Rinker John Rinker Florent Robert Norah Simpson Judy Sinnott Sean Stevenson Leslie Stowell Thet Myo Tut James Williams Roza Win Zin Win Phyu Kyawt Yin Waing Kyaw Zayar Win Yangon International School Emily Barbuto Gregg Barthleman Diane B. Brennan Nancy Cameron Jacob Cantleberry Justin Carlson Justin Chutkow Vanessa Coolman Tyler Davis

Andre Dyer Lisa Godard Nancy Grimwood Jolyn Horton Roger Horton Jeremy Horton John Hunsaker Kali Knudson Fer Latorre Sarah Leonardis Scott Miller Jessica Nordness Joanna Pan Tracy Rankin Devron Shepherd Suim Shin Jason Spivey Charlene Spreng Craig Taylor Alex Weir Marianne Wilson Jane Wong PHILIPPINES Brent International School Baguio Geraldine Balagot Celeste Coronado Flood Marissa Brandon Nichols Elisabeth Nichols Vivien Torres Brent International School Manila Heather Atkins Kevin Burke Maita Francisco Francoise Garcia Rachel Hunter Jing Jingco Kurt Lamb Patricia Lamb Carrie Levno Annelise McDougall Kara O’Connor Ericson Perez Jenny Rafiñan Cathy Vaughan Mia Whalley John Whalley Brent International School Subic Lisa Aldrich Fernandez Angelo Diorella de Leon Lianne Dominguez Douglas Thompson Brittany Wilcox Cebu International School Adela Alguno Lyneth Magsalin Faith Academy, Inc. Carol Van Brocklin Becca VanWeerdhuizen International School Manila Monica Atkinson James Atkinson Michele Bailey Lisa Ball David Birchenall Valerie Birchenall Eric Bird

Rey Candido Jack Cargile David Collett Peter Curry Jennifer Diaz Steve Dodd Claire Drilon Melissa Duprat Nika Espinosa Patrick Hillman Brandon Hoover Helen Jost Jason Juteau Michael Kopp Myra Lepp Chad Lyew Pam Makunja Annie Markovich Fiona Matthew Naomi Mes Michelle Monroe Curt Nichols Travis O’Neel Anna Pagcaliwagan Teresa Peabody Trent Peabody Melodee Peters Wendy Powell Mike Quinlan Janice Remoroza Derek Selander Marc St. Laurent Jinkee St. Laurent Josh Sternlicht Adriana Vargas Brendan Westhoff EARCOS Office Vitz Baltero Ver Castro Edzel Drilo Dick Krajczar Sherry Krajczar Beth Oldread Bill Oldread Elaine Repatacodo Robert Viray SINGAPORE International Community School Kendra Cumberland Marjorie Kennedy Elaine Shields ISS International School Sharon Moore Wes Whitehead Singapore American School Don Adams Ezra Alexander Laura Arleth Fitzpatrick Kate Bucknall Vivian Colvin Saylar Craig Keith Ferrell Dale Ford Rochelle Griffin Paul Griffin Sara Heerens Nancy Johnson Vivian Lin Karen McDowell The Language of Learning


Delegate List

Singapore American School (Cont.) Duane Melsom Kim Melsom Peggy Moineau Philippe Moineau Karen Olah Frank Olah Ben Robertaccio Geoffrey Rodocker Lisette Roy-Filice Stacie Schelble Nathan Schelble Ron Starker Erin Tewsley Roy Tomlinson Erik Torjesen Lehing Tu Brian White Amanda Wood Tim Zitur United World College of South East Asia Andrew Denney Dan Forster Deborah Gordon Tony Hopwood Ming Boon Lim Natalie Tett SOUTH KOREA Asia Pacific International School Meghan Ennis Julia Kim Stephanie Kwon Elaine Lee Grace Nutter Melody Welton Janice Young Gyeonggi Suwon International School Kevin Arndt Richard Caron Myrna Ivison Paul Ivison Darcy Reede-Caron Gyeongnam Int’l Foreign School Natalie Gabbay Korea International School Elizabeth Christenbury David Christenbury Samoa Mithaq Kristin Page-Botelho Korea Kent Foreign School Adam Brennan Allyson Johnson Eun Saem Lee Seoul Foreign School Catherine Brown Ross Brown Rhonda Chavis Nick Corben Joanne Harvey-Wilcox Jennifer James Alice Lavina Isabelle Leger Vincent Olivier Claire Olivier Susan Park 64

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Margaret Park Damian Prest Renata Prest Chris Rydberg Patti Swanson Lauren Teather Adam Teather Brad Thies Jo Thies Megan Walker Nathan Walker Myleah Walker Letitia Walters Robert Wilcox Seoul International School Carolyn Brown Brenda Draling Angie Erickson Adam Erickson Lee Piscioneri Yoo Kyung Shim Nancy Sisung Ray Sisung Taejeon Christian International School Landon Loeber Yongsan International School of Seoul Becca Brown Nate Burchell Kelley Creecy Jessica Hale Aimee Hughes Helen Koh Mike Swinger TAIWAN American School in Taichung Genevieve Murphy Lisa Petro Dominican International School Adriano B. Crisostomo Sr. Catherine Cruz, O.P. Sr. Escolastica Mok, O.P. Sr. Carolyn Terencio, O.P. Kaohsiung American School Parker Beverage Bruce Buck Melody Chen Jennifer Chen Jane Cheng John Chin Chen Cheng Chun Chikako Fukuyo Jennifer Gilbert Alvaro Grana Nicole He Sarah Hill Larissa Hsia-Wong Angel Huang Martha Johnson Linda Kuiken Philip Leigh Whitney Little Melinda Martin Zachary Thibodeau James Watz Wendy Weng

Morrison Academy Angela Adiputra Missy Bassnett Doug Bradburn Keith Curlee Teresa Gibson Christel Hatcher Julie Heinsman Gabi Lautenbach Cris Laytham Julie Moore Regan Muir Megan Nobel Diane Osiowy Lynn Saye Christy Sylliac Lynne Taylor Doug Taylor Taipei American School Lisa Adams Richard Arnold Carla Blyth Hughes Christine Borgen David Braggett Cassy Braggett Tamara Brantingham Forrest Brinker Jordan Brown Susan Chen Grace Cheng Nyoli Connor Donna Lee Crewe David Devore Judy Devore Kim Dickson Michael Donnay Kerith Donnay Cathleen Drilling William Fillbach Michael Fox Chris Fox Suzanne Fox Jaami Franklin Nancy Gorneau Michael Grande Sherri Grande Lynette Grypp James Hickey Huy Hoang William Hoehn Joseph Jackson Erik Johnsen Stacey Johnsen Zachary Jones Erin Keane Peter Kimball Savanna Kuisle Olaf Lakin Rick Monge Paul Moreau Pearl Morris Kazuyo Noda Maria Peters Leanne Rainbow Chrisanne Roseleip Kathy Sandler Katie Seggerson Patty Sloan Robb Sloan Jenny H Sohn Lynn Somers Linda Soo Peter Stanley

Jeannie Tarr Shirley Taylor Jason Thornberg Amanda Thornberg Dan Uhlman Gina Uhlman Kathleen Wilhelmi Julia Zhou THAILAND Bangkok Patana International School Margit Adam Faye De Freitas Sally Flint Jane Scott Berkeley International School Sandy Bay Justin Bright Brian Burkey Caitlin Carr Darrick Couts Becky Haslop Neal Hawthorne Thomas Lovell Andy MacCarthy James Murphy Ashley Peek Joseph Pegram Mel Pubil Sara Romeril Stacy Sherman Sharin Tebo Joshua Tebo Alynn Tiongson Chiang Mai International School Cynthia Johnson Christina Jupo Emily Lämmle Allan Morelos Naw Paw Tah Shu Karina Sahagian Concordian International School Maria De Los Santos Kurt Nolte Marilyn Nolte Adam David Scott Yatima Teppoonpol Ekamai International School Jean Selga Acepcion Jazreel Ronn Daguro Ethel P. Das Merle Sudhin Das Prajuab Ekwiriyaton Annet Huizing Piangruthai Jittaseno Nipa Khamphatoo Anusit Laulee Pak Luanpreda Udom Saengsawang Jathrow J. Sikul Phornphen Trakoonlakkana Asher Vincent International Community School Melodie Bird Neil Chipman Emily Chiu Katie Cole James Conrad

Delegate List Int’l Community School (Cont.) Krista DeBoer Andrew Fullington Paul Gary Phillip Harkins Brant Harmon Scott Hayden Jeed Houston Claudia Johnson James Julo Pailin Julo Siripen Kanchanakantorn Siwaporn Kasikijvorakul Stephen Ladas Preeyamas Lapetch Nate Long Katie Martens Andrew McCaskill Tiger Mouton Gary Opfer Kathy Opfer Elsie Poosawtsee Ben Radin Aimee Seaman Kristin Sierra Sujimon Suppha-ophas Jeremy Sutter Kullathida Suwonpanich Ann Tangpanit Somporn Tangsirisatian Marina Wuttisitti Kristine Yim International School Bangkok Dave Anderson Kim Bentley Phil Bowman Cathy Curtis Tara Ethridge Christophe Faucher John Gowdy Chrissy Heelyer Gaby Jimenez Suzanne Knight Emiko Lothrop Stacie Melhorn Tamara Redmond Sucheera Ruangtrakool Amy Scranton Jonathan Steenwijk Laura Stewart Ross Tague Tammy Westrick Douglas Williamson Kristy Wood Jennifer Yoo International School Eastern Seabord Barbara Alexander Robert Constable Megan Eastlake Kenneth Flynn Amanda Garrett Tim Garrett Lydia Giannakopoulou William Hartz Trevor Jones Dan Knudsen Cynthia Kohoutek Kristen Korczynski Jeremy Lees Watchara Lertsuwanwong Heather Murray John Murray

Jintana Ong-on Timothy Overacker John Pahls Kelley Potisit Ruth-Ann Rochanaroon Kristina Solheim Kanokwan Sridabundit Nichola Amanda van Gestel Alan Walmsley Lanna International School Thailand Carolyn Canton Gina Sanares Nakornpayap International School Rob Bell Ross Brockie Paul Hipperson Michelle Parry Erin Smith Redeemer International School Richard Moore Hedda Tady-Tan Ruamrudee International School Stuart Adney Vivian Chang Jason Cordray Olivier Fernandez Lincy Fung Kathleen Ghanem Heather Kingham Torie Leinbach Katharine Mitchell Emariin Potrayanont Melanie Shafaat Beatrice Sirinuntananon Matt Smith Pascale Thomas Thai-Chinese American Int’l School Valente Aquino Jennifer Bieck Cheryl Blatt PiChu Chang Sophia Chang Julie Chankow LiChou Chen MeiWei Chen Matthew Groves Paul Henderson Cindy Ho Mike Hopkins Sonia Hsieh Tony Hsieh Shanesz Jayasinghe Prapatsorn Ketchan Ali Kolb Suzanne Lambert Peggy Liu Thomas Majchrowitz Meagan Mathews Craig Noon Richard Parkany Neil Parkin Edward Peterson Neung Pingeaw Carie Prittipongpat Gitane Reveilleau Ali Ryan Oscar Sala JenJen Shr Joe Simonson

Nui Simonson Joseph Snider Kornivda Srisupa Alex Storm Buab Sukasem Stacia Taves Thepvanee Vinijkumtorn WeiChi Yang PeiHsuan Yu Christine Zara The American School of Bangkok Donald Williams Daniel Antal Nat Atherton Matt Bolthouse Natalie Bradley Danny Cabandie Joyce Chen Agnes Delubiar Rhiannon Doherty Katrina Fanega Su Fanega Linda Faulkner James Feren Keren Glazier Cody Hagler Dan Haley Carolyn Hearn Claire Hermer Peter Hunt Scott Jones Dan Larson-Knight Ryan Lenz Lori Longman Greta Lyren Schuyler Mastain Eva Nordlander Aurelie Nufkens Richard Oliver Anita Ratanakovit Brynn Regan Linda Reinhart Dan Sharp Mishelle Short Cindy Sinsap Brian Smith Carla Sodsaikich Katie Steele Paul Stoddart James Sweeny Keila Tasanaprasert Allan Taylor Shira Teng Dan Verwoert Linda Voolma Audrey Voorhees Sylvia Wiebe Alex Wright The New Int’l School of Thailand Jenn Baccon Ivan Beeckmans Paul Cooper Jane Cooper Sandra Dodd Will Kirkwood Kate Kitsos Cristina Landazabal Nicole Lee Natalie Lindon Bob Medrala Mondira Mukherjee Jesse Scott

Michelle Vogel Stephanie Wallis VIETNAM International School Ho Chi Minh City Susan Bartley Hannah Boughton Andrew Brinkman Calvin Curtis Maily Duong Matt Grieve Liem Nguyen Ngoc Mai Nguyen Suzanne Nilsson Lan Phan Patrick Phillips Marisa Piccioni Tom Ryan Sonia Sandhu Claire Schultz Nick Townsend John Watson Saigon South International School David Doty Blair Doty Ruth Duque Elaine Eastwood Rachel Gabbert Amina LaCour Kirke Maier Trish Markowitz Mitch Markowitz Josee Marshall Clara Ngo Karen Rayle Barbara Wilson Ron Wilson United Nations Int’l School of Hanoi Jason Caruana Yojin Chung Julie Conroy Clint Hamada Wayne Hodgkinson Melanie Sanchez Phil Sanchez Heidi Sayers-Sanchez ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC (USA) Marilyn George Advanced Media Supplies Co., Ltd (Thailand) Mostafa Sobhani APD SINGAPORE PTE LTD(Singapore) Tom Chang Lucy Clark Kar Ling Loh Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change, HKIEd (Hong Kong) Darren Bryant Better Chinese LLC (USA) James Lin Book Access (Thailand) Tristan Barter The Language of Learning


Delegate List Buffalo State, SUNY (USA) Carolyn Brunner Brandon Kawa Leah Loveless Irene William Cengage Learning (Thailand) Ltd (Thailand) Viroon Assavachai Paul Grainger Taweesak Jouchounchom Thanakrit Lapassirikul David Persey Thongphool Vongsakhote Creative Outdoor Designs, Inc. (USA) Grace Keller Dragonfly Limited (Hong Kong) Richard Gerrish Will Huetinck DYMO/Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies (USA) Lynn Notarainni Educational Excursions (China) Bruce MacNamara ETR Tours (Switzerland) Andrea Cotting Greg Godar ExploreLearning and Learning A-Z (USA) Thom O’Brien Finalsite (UK) Clive Ungles

Lloyd Int’l Media Inc. (Thailand) Jonathan Taylor Patty Taylor McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) (Singapore) Merijayne Conkey Wanida Kamplasiri Chanaboon Phung Naviance (USA) Stephen Smith Don Tollman Network of International Christian Schools (USA) Sean Garrick Northwest Evaluation Association (USA) Ginger Hopkins Dick Moody Nova Southeastern University Abraham S. Fischler School of Education (USA) Vanaja Nethi Oxford University Press (UK) Jamie Kirby Pearson Education (Singapore) Laura Cook Alison Davis Yvonne Loh Terence Ng Vallapha Ninrat Kanittha Wattanathaworn Maggie Wong

Follet International (USA) Ellen Clark Tim Donlan Karl Dzelzkalns Jenna Emerson Tim Ramsey

PERMA-BOUND Books (USA) Sherman Tom

George Mason University (USA) Jennifer Lebron

RIC Publications (Australia) Rik Nitert

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Int’l (USA) David Bucknell Gunawan Hadi Cindy Hager William Packard Warisa Suksomboon Chuttaya Udomcharoenchaikit Wendy Wu Donghong Zhao

SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd (Singapore) Shayama Nafik

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Int’l (Vietnam) Thu Le Jostens International (USA) Patrick Roberts Lehigh University, College of Education, International Programs (USA) Christopher Schuster Les Elfes Verbier SA (Switzerland) Philippe Stettler 66

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Questor Capital (Malaysia) Paul James Darren Langley

Sam Felicia & Associates (USA) Sam Felicia Molly Felicia Scholastic Hong Kong Ltd (Hong Kong) Selina Lee Ranai Pinsuwan SCI Group (Thailand) Craig Cooper Colin Johnson Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education(SPICE) (USA) Jonas Edman HyoJung Jang Rylan Sekiguchi Johanna Wee

Tadley Asia Limited / Renweb (Hong Kong) Wayne Sickels Darrell Tadley Taylor’s Education Sdn Bhd (School Division) (Malaysia) BK Gan The Beaumont Partners Co. Ltd. (Thailand) Nikolaus Leubner The College Board (USA) Judith Hegedus Danny Lawrence Julie Linn The College of New Jersey (USA) Kevin Curran The Haut-Lac International Centre (Switzerland) Steve Mc Shane TieCare International (USA) Stephen Boush Diane Cramer Jill Koncki Lance Roberts Linda Roberts

PRESENTERS Julie Adams (USA) Michael Boll (China) Lori Boll (China) Jill Bromenschenkel (USA) Faye Brownlie (Canada) Tim Burns (USA) Kim Cofino (Japan) Cathy Davidson(USA) * Keynote Speaker Brett Dillingham (USA) Eula Ewing Monroe (USA) Sandy Furth (USA) David Grant (USA) Nicholas Jackiw (USA) Doug Johnson (USA) Cathryn Berger Kaye (USA) James Kett (USA) Michael Lambert (China) Lori Langer de Ramirez (USA) Steve Layne (USA) * Keynote Speaker Maggie Moon (China) Jason Ohler (USA) * Keynote Speaker Donna Kalmbach Phillips (USA) Lynda Rolph (Thailand) Dennis Sales (Singapore) Peggy Sharp (USA) Stephen Shore (USA) Anna Sugarman (USA) Jeff Utecht (Thailand)

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


TTS GROUP (Taiwan) Amy Kilby

Bangladesh Gerry Merchant Sid Paul

Ulrika Marketing (Malaysia) Govindan Nair Dato Rosli Yusof University of San Francisco (USA) Walt Gmelch Roger Rada Glenys Rada Christopher Thomas Village Holdings Limited (Hong Kong) Mark Bromhead Walden University (USA) Ivonne Chirino-Klevans Washington State University (USA) Forrest Parkay WCBS International (UK) Judith Brassard Gleeson Tony Child Richard Gaskell James Whale

Afghanistan Anna Hacker

CANADA Rebecca Ryder CHINA Brenda Gottsacker Neil Hugo Mitch Mattioli Laura Pearce Ian Rysdale Grace Yang EAST JAVA Nancy Angko EGYPT Carolina Freud Deanna Moniz GHANA Edward Woods Hong Kong Christine Greenberg Clare Lankford Grace Yung

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS Kevin Maxfield (Japan) John Cheska (Taiwan)

Hungary Phillip Done IndIa Brian Hirsch Shilpa Khadse Hannah Lawmpuii

Delegate List INDIA (Cont.) Harjyot Malhorta Anil Mane Drew Murphy Cynthia Nutter Duncan Nutter Martin Reinsmoen Scott Stier Shaikh Tasnim Salome Verghese Indonesia Hanna Blakie Sarah Louise Chegwyn Gerald Donovan Budyana Lies, M. Psi KC Mauritson Jeanie Merila JAPAN Jay Ercanbrack Tommy House Timothy Prewett Allison Rabenau Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Gary Collins Chris Monash MALAYSIA Wendy Benner Heather Brown Robert George Sharon Goves Katrina Huish Denise Miller Tania Questel

Elizabeth Ward Steven Warren Philippines Felicia Ateinza Matt Chen Ricky Cruz Therese Lin Marose Loria Ellen Martinez Joanne Prieto Tes Que Jing Shang Lulu Sian Singapore Darrin Harrold Neelam Jiandani Andrea Koh Abby Longmire Kerry Pierce Angie Robinson Mark Symmonds Carolyn Urquhart South Korea Mansell Beaumont Myoung-Lyoul Choi Ian Craig Terri Davis Elizabeth Eckel Kwan-young Jeong Scott Jolly Yee Yin Joy Lau Casey Lavender Ae-ja Lee Yoon-jung Lee

Brian Miner Ginger Phillips Christopher Radnich Silvana Rosas Laura Schoen Z. Amos Stamp-Jerabek Alan White Jeong-oak Yun

Mendi Murat Mellany Ombiga Christopher Charles Osgood Huw Roberts Alka Sachdev Gibbs Elizabeth Rose Sheridan Paul Thorsby

Taiwan Catherine Bae James Joubert Jeana Liu Jeff MacRaild Sr. Scholastica Mok. O.P. Mike Munsey Silvagame Padachie David Robinson Ulena Robinson Trinidad Ruperez-MWO James Tang Mchelle Yeh

USA Rachel Cook James Cook Kristy Dilingham Kara Ekstran Steve Ellenwood Miranda Hitchcock Adam Jones Jeri Kett Connie MacFarland Henry Sharp John Phillips Irwin Stein Ken Wissoker

Thailand Jess Appelton Osman Bekir Suzanne Domrongcharoen Tracy Harper Saju John Nicole Lemmo Mia Livingston Joshua Marks Julie McCullough Dana Mcmanus Akashi Misao Norman Mohammad Jenner Mopia

Vietnam Todd Aydelott Emily Braaten Sqy Ferguson Aubrey Fowler Asmaa Hussein Stacia Maiorani Hannah Nguyen Garth O’Donell Kelly Rutherford Jennifer Vinton Trataris Leslie Tran Dominic Vigil Charles Vo

Acknowledgements Shangri-La Hotel

Thierry Douin, Vice President and General Manager Urasa Nicrothanon, Senior Events Manager Wiyada Sornprapha, Director of Convention Sales

The Peninsula Hotel

Pisit Thanyaworakarn, Associate Director of Sales

The Lebua Hotel

Piangduna Lertsittikul, Director of Sales Corporate

Special Thanks to the following heads:

BILL GERRITZ at International School Bangkok PETER TOSCANO at Ruamrudee International School SIMON LESLIE at New International School Thailand CHAD BATES at International School Bangkok BANNARUJ PICHYAKORN, IT Manager, Ruamrudee International School The ETC Advisory Committee Members and the ETC Teacher Representatives. THANK YOU to HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT for sponsoring the conference pens! Sherry Krajczar with assisting in proofreading and editing the ETC conference program. The Language of Learning


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