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San Isidro Pahiyas Festival

Farmers show their bountiful produce such as sayote, radish, pepper, and grains of rice. Decking the hall or decorating the wall with “Kiping“ and agricultural harvest is what “PAYAS“ or “PAHIYAS“ literally means.

14th Annual EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2016 “Innovating Arts and Motion” March 31 - April 2, 2016 Manila, Philippines


EARCOS Trustees & Staff About EARCOS

The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 150 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than 120,000 preK to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 178 associate members—textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc.—and 35 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 ET Journal, which is distributed to its members three times a year, and a directory of all of its members. EARCOS sponsors a community on Google+ and Tumblr blog called E-Connect at http://earcos-connect.tumblr.com/

Objectives and Purposes

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

The EARCOS Trustees

Margaret Alvarez President

Tarek Razik Treasurer

Stephen Cathers Secretary

Anna Marsden

Diane Lewthwaite

Norma Hudson

The EARCOS Staff

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David Toze Former President

Andrew Davies

James MacDonald

Stephen Dare

Dr. Lawrence A. Hobdell U.S. Department of State Regional Education Officer, East Asia Pacific

Rod Catubig, Office Staff Edzel Drilo, Web Developer / Weekend Workshops / ET Journal Elaine Repatacodo, ETC Conference Coordinator Dick Krajczar, Executive Director Joe Petrone, Assistant Director Vitz Baltero, ELC Conference Coordinator Robert Viray, Accountant Ver Castro, IT Coordinator / Membership Cordinator Bill Oldread, Consultant * not in photo


Welcome Message from the EARCOS Executive Director

Dear ETC Delegates: Welcome to the EARCOS Teachers’ Conference (ETC) 2016 at the International School of Manila (ISM). We are happy to be back in a school for this very special strand conference. David Toze, Sam Cook, Michele Mapua, and the entire ISM team have been great to collaborate with. Dick Robbins and the Brent School of Manila have also assisted with bussing arrangements and we appreciate this assistance. This ETC offers three excellent keynote presenters Mike Kuczala, Mark Jenkins, and Doug Goodkin. We have seven pre-conferences including AP and WASC. Also, delegates have 113 workshop sessions to choose from and they are geared to meet the diverse needs of our teachers. In addition, our job-alike sessions will provide an opportunity for teachers to meet with their colleagues, who work in similar content areas. ETC will also provide 70 teacher-presented workshop sessions, which are always practical and valuable. (THE MOST EVER PRACTITIONER OFFERINGS) Please support your fellow teachers and try to attend as many of these as possible. Our ETC teacher advisory group has chosen Operation Smile again this year as the charity that ETC will support. It is such a worthy organization. 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 have been admirable and their attention to the many details of our conference is commendable. Our assistant director Joe Petrone and Bill Oldread have also been invaluable during the planning process. Finally, it is always my hope that our delegates make new 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 professional development possible. I’m proud and happy to be the director of this wonderful organization.

Dick Krajczar and the EARCOS team.

THIS PROGRAM BELONGS TO: _________________________________________________

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EARCOS Strategic Plan EARCOS Mission

STRATEGY C

EARCOS Vision

- EARCOS develops collaborative relationships with external organizations that support the needs of EARCOS member schools.

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.

Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise.

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

STRATEGY D

Connect schools, communities, and individuals through the use of effective latest technologies to promote collaboration, intercultural understanding, and access to broader educational opportunities. 1. EARCOS schools use a range of technologies that support collaborative ef­forts and staff development. 2. In collaboration with EARCOS, universities provide e-learning opportunities that allow for staff development and credentialing opportunities. 3. The EARCOS website is a valuable tool offering a broad range of collabora­tive services enhancing staff and student development and a resource for educational opportunities within EARCOS. 4. EARCOS supports data driven decision-making through the use of electronic survey instruments

STRATEGY E

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

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

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

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

Core Values

STRATEGY B

Goals

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

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

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


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EARCOS Global Citizenship Award & Community Service Grant

This award is presented to a student who embraces the qualities of a global citizen. This student is a proud representative of his/her nation while respectful of the diversity of other nations, has an open mind, is well informed, aware and empathetic, concerned and caring for others encouraging a sense of community and strongly committed to engagement and action to make the world a better place. Finally, this student is able to interact and communicate effectively with people from all walks of life while having a sense of collective responsibility for all who inhabit the globe. Deadline: Please submit the student for EARCOS AWARD for GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP is April 25, 2016. The student’s name should be emailed to Joe Petrone at jpetrone@earcos.org on or before this date.

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For more information please visit http://earcos.org/other_award.php

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Table of Contents 1 Welcome Message 2 EARCOS Strategic Plan 4 Table of Contents & Conference at a Glance 5 About Manila, Philippines 6 Rooms Floor Plan Map 10 PRECONFERENCES 12 First Day of Conference - Keynote Speaker: MIKE KUCSALA 14 SESSION 1 16 SESSION 2 20 SESSION 3 22 Job-A-Like Session 24 Second Day of Conference - Keynote Speaker: MARK JENKINS 26 SESSION 4 28 SESSION 5 32 SESSION 6 34 SESSION 7 36 Third Day of Conference - Keynote Speaker: DOUG GOODKIN 38 SESSION 8 40 SESSION 9 42 SESSION 10 46 Workshop Presenters’ Biographies 52 EARCOS Practitioner Presenters’ Biographies 60 Delegate List 64 Acknowledgements Front cover photo: San Isidro Pahiyas Festival by Arnel Hatulla

EARCOS REGISTRATION DESK HOURS Tuesday, MARCH 29 Wednesday, MARCH 30 Thursday, MARCH 31 Friday, APRIL 1 Saturday, APRIL 2

12:00 - 17:00 07:00 - 18:00   06:30 - 17:00 07:00 - 17:00 07:00 - 17:00

Conference at a Glance TUESDAY | MARCH 29, 2016 - P R E C O N F E R E N C E S 08:30 - 16:30 AP Music Theory AP Studio Art 13:00 - 20:00 International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) 10:00 - 10:30 Morning Tea/Coffee Break 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 14:30 - 15:00 Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break

THURSDAY | 31 MARCH 2016 - FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE 07:30 - 16:45 08:30 - 16:30 08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:15 09:15 - 09:45 09:45 - 11:00 11:15 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:15 - 15:30 15:30 - 16:45 17:00 - 19:00

Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Welcome Delegates Opening Performance - Christopher Bill Announcements / Remarks Keynote Speaker: MIKE KUCZALA Tea/Coffee Break Session 1 Session 2 Lunch Session 3 Tea/Coffee Break Job-Alikes Welcome Reception

FRIDAY | 1 APRIL 2016 - SECOND DAY OF CONFERENCE 07:30 - 17:00 08:00 - 16:30 08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:15 09:15 - 09:45 09:45 - 11:15 11:30 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:15 - 15:45 15:45 - 17:00

Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Welcome Delegates Opening Performance - APAC Choir, Brent International School Manila Announcements / Remarks Keynote Speaker: MARK JENKINS Tea/Coffee Break Session 4 Session 5 Lunch Session 6 Tea/Coffee Break Session 7

SATURDAY | 2 APRIL 2016 - THIRD DAY OF CONFERENCE 06:00 07:30 - 15:30 08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:15 09:15 - 09:45 09:45 - 11:15 11:30 - 12:45 12:45 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:30 - 18:00

Charity Fun Run Exhibits Open Welcome Delegates Opening Performance - High School Band-Aid Fundraiser, International School Manila Announcements / Remarks Keynote Speaker: DOUG GOODKIN Tea/Coffee Break Session 8 Session 9 Lunch Session 10 Closing Reception for all Delegates

WEDNESDAY | MARCH 30, 2016 - P R E C O N F E R E N C E S 08:30 - 16:30 09:00 - 20:00 10:00 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 14:30 - 15:00 14:30 - 20:00 17:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 18:30

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PRECONFERENCES International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Morning Tea/Coffee Break Lunch Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break Exhibitors Set-up Meeting for Teacher Reps. Reception for Teacher Reps.

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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 $1,500 dollars to Operation Smile, dedicated in providing free surgeries to repair cleft palates and other facial deformities for children around the globe.


The National Museum The National Museum is also an extraordinary place to visit in Manila. Juan Luna’s famous and stunning masterpiece, The Spoliarium will greet you at the entrance. The painting is superb, huge and enigmatic. Of course, that’s only a warm up. Walking through the museum, you’ll see more of Philippines’ archives and treasures. Manila Bay or Baywalk In line with the Manila Ocean Park and the US embassy, is the Manila Bay, usually called as Baywalk, too. Perfect venue to chill and watch the ships, yachts and the sunset.

Philippines Major Shopping Centers

These super-regional supermalls each have over a hundred local and international stores and are anchored by at least one department store and supermarket or hypermarket.They are also the largest malls in Metro Manila which feature not just stores but also attractions: movie theaters, rides, skating rinks, bowling alleys and other recreational facilities. These malls serve not only the Metro Manila and Greater Manila Area residents, but also local and foreign tourists.

About Manila

Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is located in the northern island of Luzon close to Quezon City. Quezon City was once the capital, from 1948 to 1976, and is actually the most populous city. Manila is the second most populated city with a population of 1,652,171. It is just under 15 square miles, making it one of the most densely populated cities in the Philippines and in the world. It is where the seat of the Philippine government is located.

History

The earliest known records of the city date back to the tenth century. It was known as the Pearl of the Orient because of its location in the Pacific as an important trade route. The city suffered devastating destruction during World War II but has since been rebuilt. It is now the center of education, headquarters to the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, and attracts more than one million tourists each year.

Transportation

Manila has two international airports and a Light Rail Transit System of 11 different above ground train stations. There are also taxis, motorcycles with sidecars known as tricycles, and the most popular form of transportation known as jeepneys, which are jeep-like public utility vehicles. They have their roots from World War II with the surplus jeeps that were sold to the Philippines who painted them in bright native colors and began using them and producing them for family and tourist transportation.

Places to visit in the Philippines The Rizal Park Rizal Park or Luneta Park is the most famous landmark in Manila. The country’s national hero and genius, Jose Rizal’s monument stands in the facade of the park across the Roxas Boulevard and the Manila Bay. Many tourists and locals go there every day to have some photos taken in the famous statue and park. No entrance fee in the park so chillax. Fort Santiago and Intramuros One of many favorite places to visit in Manila is Fort Santiago, also part of the famous Intramuros. If you love visiting historical places and seeing vintage stuffs, you’ll surely enjoy this place. Seeing Fort Santiago mirrors the life and culture of the country during the Spanish times and the sixteenth century. There are also Kalesa or carriage around the area in case you want to tour around riding it. Only 250 for 30 minutes

1. Alabang Town Center - Alabang–Zapote Road, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa 2. Festival Alabang - Corporate Avenue corner Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa 3. Greenbelt - Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati 4. Greenhills Shopping Center - Ortigas Avenue, North Western Street, San Juan, Metro Manila 5. Market! Market! - 26th Street corner C-5 Road, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 6. Power Plant Mall - Rockwell Drive corner Estrella Street, Rockwell Center, Makati 7. SM Aura Premier - C-5 Road corner McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 8. SM Mall of Asia - Central Business Park, Bay Boulevard, Bay City, Pasay 9. SM Megamall - EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong 10. TriNoma - EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

Famous Beaches 1. El Nido, Palawan - If Palawan is indeed “the last frontier” of the Philippines, as it’s been dubbed, the coastal town of El Nido is the gateway to wild adventure. Sure, it’s got powder-fine beaches and gin-clear waters. But the views are what really sell the place. 2. Boracay, Aklan - White Beach is the place most frequently associated with Boracay, the most popular holiday destination in the Philippines. 3. Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley - This isolated island is a natural secret -- only the brave and persevering bother to visit. Glorious white sands surrounded by volcanic rocks on one side kiss blue-green waters on the other. 4. Panglao, Bohol - Once a sleepy island, Panglao is being roused by travelers in search of gorgeous beaches. Options include dolphin watching, whale spotting, diving with barracudas, jackfish, sea snakes and brilliant coral formations. 5. Bantayan Island, Cebu - Bantayan has remained relatively untouched by modern life, save for a smattering of foreigners who have taken up residence, sucked in by the island’s white sands, aqua-colored waters and redgold sunsets. 6. Caramoan, Camarines Sur - Named after the local sea turtle, Caramoan is as scenic as it is secluded. Stretches of white sand run between huge boulders and rock formations. Scuba divers, island hoppers and beach bums all converge here. Complementing the beaches are caves, waterfalls, freshwater pools, underground streams and lagoons. Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/13/travel/philippines-best-beaches-andislands/ / Photo by http://boholfundivers.com “Innovating Arts and Motion.”

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International School Manila PLAZA LEVEL

International School Manila PLAZA LEVEL

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International School Manila FIRST LEVEL

International School Manila FIRST LEVEL

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International School Manila SECOND LEVEL

International School Manila SECOND LEVEL

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International School Manila THIRD LEVEL

International School Manila FOURTH LEVEL

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PRECONFERENCES TUESDAY | MARCH 29, 2016

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08:30 - 16:30 MELISSA COX

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Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1115 AP Music Theory This two-day workshop will provide an overview of the AP music theory course and examination. The workshop will cover the scope and sequence of the course, with a focus on the knowledge and skills needed by students to engage successfully with tasks at various points in the course. Participants will discuss strategies for sight singing and both melodic and harmonic dictation, as well as current pedagogical approaches to written theory tasks such as figured bass realization and harmonization. Participants will learn about the course audit and the process of developing and submitting a syllabus. There will be opportunities to collaborate on the writing of multiple choice aural and non-aural analysis questions, with the goal of honing teaching effectiveness and improving student success in these areas. The workshop will also offer ample opportunity for sharing teaching practices and resources. Participants will receive a USB thumb drive with necessary handouts, plans, and resources. BARBRA SUNDAY Level 1 - Art Room 1186 AP Studio Art This 2-day studio art workshop is intended for teachers who are active in AP studio art, those who are just beginning the program, and also for teachers who are involved with high school art.The content will provide participants with an overview of portfolio preparation possibilities for students in 2-D design, 3-D design, and drawing. Student success through the demonstration of high-quality visual problem solving will be the key concern throughout the workshop.The following topics will be thoroughly covered: defining the parameters and examining the specifications for each AP portfolio section, striving for highest possible quality results in planning for differentiated instruction, mentoring individual students, and using rubrics to maximize student results. Teaching strategies, sharing best practices, and examining suitable resources will be highlighted throughout the session. Each day, time will be devoted to increasing possibilities for the development of a range/breadth of experiences, developing a personal concentration/sustained investigation, and in selecting best quality pieces. Participants will review student work, examine the contents of actual portfolios, and discuss studio practice in conjunction with specific instructional issues. The workshop will provide many student samples, handouts, and a range of actual portfolios. Bringing a laptop is suggested since some detailed additional resource PowerPoint presentations will be circulated for sharing on USB format.

13:00 - 20:00 GLENYS AND ROGER RADA Level 3 Lofthouse B International School Leadership Program

10:00 - 10:30 MORNING TEA / COFFEE BREAK 12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH 14:30 - 15:00 AFTERNOON TEA / COFFEE BREAK

Level 1 in front of canteen

PRECONFERENCES WEDNESDAY | MARCH 30, 2016 08:30 - 16:30

MELISSA COX AP Music Theory

Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1115

BARBRA SUNDAY AP Studio Art

Level 1 - Art Room 1186

MARILYN GEORGE Accreditation Level 1 - Little Theater Serving as a Visiting Committee Member and Conducting a Self-Study This session will (1) prepare educators to serve on ACS WASC visiting committees, emphasizing the role and responsibilities of an ACS 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 school’s assessment of student learning in relation to schoolwide learner outcomes and curricular objectives/ standards. - To become eligible to serve on visiting committees.

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PRECONFERENCES WEDNESDAY | MARCH 30, 2016 08:30 - 16:30

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DAVID GLEASON Counseling Level 1 - HS Faculty Lounge 1093 Neuropsychological Testing: Demystifying The Data Many educators struggle to grasp the interpretive value of comprehensive assessments. This workshop will “demystify the data” conveyed in every neuropsychological report. Discussing how to read complex evaluations will help participants to understand students’ needs and intervene more effectively. Participants should bring ed/psych reports and questions of their own. TED AND CAROLYN TEMERTZOGLOU Physical Education Level 2 - MS Gym Building Physically Literate 21st Century Learners This hands-on session explores physical literacy and its importance in developing 21st century learners, the positive impact of physical activity on student learning and strategies for promoting student well-being. Effective teaching strategies and evidence-based resources shared will support fundamental principles of a quality physical education program as outlined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Content that will be explored connecting research to practice include: physical literacy; long term athlete development program; quality daily physical education programming; inquiry-based learning; differentiated instruction; and quality assessment practices.

09:00 - 20:00

GLENYS AND ROGER RADA / SHANNON CALDERONE AND WALT GMELCH International School Leadership Program

10:00 - 10:30 MORNING TEA / COFFEE BREAK 12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH 14:30 - 15:00 AFTERNOON TEA / COFFEE BREAK 14:30 - 20:00

Level 3 Lofthouse B

Level 1 in front of canteen

EXHIBITORS SET-UP

17:00 - 18:00 MEETING FOR TEACHER REPS. 18:00 - 18:30 RECEPTION FOR TEACHER REPS.

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International School Leadership Program Schedules University of San Francisco / Washington State University Presenters: GLENYS AND ROGER RADA

Day Date Time Room THURSDAY 31 March 2016 8:00 - 16:00 Level 3 Lofthouse B FRIDAY 1 April 2016 8:00 - 16:30 Level 3 Lofthouse B

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ALEC COUROS Technology Level 2 - MS Media Center The Promise of Open & Connected Learning The social web has brought with it both challenges and opportunities for our institutions. MOOCs have created new possibilities for digital learning, and social networking tools are connecting our youth to new and once impossible global audiences; indeed, the pedagogical possibilities of Web 2.0 tools seem limitless. Yet our education systems have been reluctant to adapt to the globally connected world in which our students live, and there continues to be a deep disconnect between this emerging digital world and common classroom practice. In this presentation, Dr. Couros will describe ways in which we might take up the affordances of the myriad technologies and social networks available to us in order to support student learning. As well, he will help participants to examine how we might help students develop their own personal learning networks in order to navigate possibilities for identity formation and voice. Finally, Dr. Couros will discuss ways in which we might support students.


Conference Opening THURSDAY | 31 MARCH 2016 7:30 - 16:45

EXHIBITS OPEN 8:00 - 16:00

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

LEVEL 3 LOFTHOUSE B

8:00 - 8:30 LEVEL 1 - FINE ARTS THEATER

WELCOME DELEGATES

Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director

OPENING PERFORMANCE Christopher Bill

ANNOUNCEMENTS / REMARKS

Colin Aitken, Advisory Committee Member, International School Manila Introduction of Speaker: Laura Benson, M. Ed., Curriculum and Professional Development Director, International Schools Services

8:30 - 9:15 LEVEL 1 - FINE ARTS THEATER

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MIKE KUCZALA

Mike Kuczala is the coauthor of the Corwin Bestseller and Association of Educational Publishers’ Distinguished Achievement Award nominated, The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Movement, a book and philosophy that has changed the view of teaching and learning around the world. Mike’s 2nd book, Training in Motion: How to Use Movement to Create an Engaging and Effective Learning Environment, was released in June of 2015 (AMACOM). President of Kuczala Consulting Inc. and Director of Instruction for the Regional Training Center, an educational consulting firm based in Randolph, New Jersey, Mike has become an in-demand keynote speaker and consultant at international conferences, school districts and corporations. His SRO presentations have been experienced in such diverse settings as The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, The American Society for Training and Development, The Forum for Innovative Leadership, The American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the Lawyer Brain OD Roundtable. An expert in training, training design, and effective presentation, he has designed or co-designed, three of the most successful graduate courses in the history of the Regional Training Center. Motivation: The Art and Science of Inspiring Classroom Success, Wellness: Creating Health and Balance in the Classroom and The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Movement are facilitated by a cadre of more than 70 trained instructors who have taught thousands of teachers the key principles of instructional movement, motivation, and wellness. As a graduate instructor, keynote speaker, and workshop presenter, Mike regularly facilitates professional development programs in both corporate and educational settings in the areas of motivation, presentation skill, using movement to enhance the learning process, brain-based teaching and training, differentiated instruction and training, enhancing student thinking, and topics related to wellness and stress management. His engaging and practical professional development programs have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of corporate executives, teachers, administrators, and parents across the United States over the last decade. For more information please visit his website at www.mikekuczala.com. Keynote Title: The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Movement This dynamic keynote will have the audience up and moving from the opening moments until the closing remarks. Not only will the importance of the brain/body connection be highlighted, a 6-part framework for using movement thoughtfully and purposefully in all content areas and grade levels, will be demonstrated!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER sponsored by 9:15 - 9:45

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

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THURSDAY | 31 MARCH 2016 09:45-11:00

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MELISSA BERG Counseling Level 1 - MS 1036 Ed Kids: Helping Your Child Succeed as a Student Where You Teach - The children of educators in international schools face a unique set of challenges both in and out of school. Ed kids not only deal with issues that most TCKS face but grapple with an additional layer of managing the dual-roles of their parents and the other adults. This workshop will cover strategies to better support an Ed kid and work more effectively with them. This workshop is intended both for teachers who are parents and those who are not. CHRISTOPHER BILL Music Level 1 - AMR 1110 Performing Using Technology - Trombone & Technology, using acoustic sounds and technology to enhance them. PETER BOONSHAFT Music – Strings Level 1 - HS Band Room 1128 Warm-up and Ensemble Development Exercises that Work - This session offers specific exercises you can use to develop ensemble performance at the middle school and high school levels. These focused warm-ups isolate and target improvement in the areas of balance, blend, intonation, rhythm, rhythmic subdivision, listening, articulation, dynamics, and virtually every aspect of large ensemble playing. This workshop is useful for instrumental band conductors and teachers of any level. ANDREA CAPRANICO Arts – Film Documentary Filmmaking Part One - Viewing of Andrea’s Documentary Feature - The Undertaker

Level 4 - HS Film Lab 4005

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STEVE DODD Physical Education Level 3 - 3066 Discussion & Sharing of Ideas for the Continuation/Implementation of IB SEHS - This session will allow participants to learn/share methods of presentation & ideas for IB SEHS. The structure of the course, optional topics, IA ideas, assessment & assessment rubrics, lesson practices, equipment suggestions and forthcoming changes will be discussed. If you are currently teaching IB SEHS or you or your school intends to start soon, this session will allow you to develop and share ideas from current models and share curriculum resources from colleagues around the globe. Participants please bring a 16GB flash drive and laptop with anything they are willing to share regarding the IB sports exercise and health science course. TERRY GOETZ Arts – Dance Level 3 - Dance Room BrainDance – Foundations - Anne Green Gilbert’s BrainDance is a body-brain warm-up for all ages. Gain a foundational understanding of the eight developmental movement patterns healthy human beings move through in the first year of life; breath, tactile, core-distal, head-tail, upper-lower, body-side, cross lateral, and vestibular movements. The benefits of the BrainDance are many: reorganization of the neurological system; increased blood and oxygen flow; enhanced core support, connectivity, and alignment; and deeper understanding of dance technique. The BrainDance may be used as a warm-up for any physical activity; before tests, performances, and presentations; after sitting for long periods of time; and to increase energy and reduce stress. We will practice basic BrainDances appropriate for a variety of ages. Participants with no prior experience or understanding of BrainDance are strongly encouraged to attend workshop 1 (BrainDance Foundations) if they wish to attend workshop 2 (BrainDance: Collaborative Variations). DINAH HELGESON Music – Choral Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1115 Innovative Warm Ups for Choir — Creative Concepts that Improve Choral Sound - Part I - “Our Body, our Vocal Cathedral”- Connecting our body and breath, we begin the process of vocal freedom. Basic vocalizes will give you tools to launch beautiful tone from yourself and your choir. MARK HILL Arts – Drama Level 1 - Fine Arts Theater An Introduction to Butoh (World Theatre Tradition) - This workshop is an introduction to the powerful and abstract/expressive style of Japanese theatre called Butoh. The workshop will cover image, sense-memory, mask, and character work. It is an interesting and accessible introduction to non-western theatre, containing principles common to many Asian theatre forms. * Participants please wear clothing appropriate to move in, e.g. a comfortable t-shirt & leggings or shorts. KEVIN HONEYCUTT Arts – Visual Level 1 - Little Theater Peripheral Learners - In this session we explore the notion of the peripheral learner or the learner who is assisted by devices. We delve into the idea of the brain extending its reach through devices as well as strategies for leveraging these new realities to help kids learn. We’ll explore some 21st century tools and look at some examples of teacher and student success using them. MAJA KELLY Counseling Level 1 - MS 1035 Understanding and Responding to Students Who Self Harm - The workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents, including empirical findings and trends, and evidence-based intervention strategies. Issues of confidentiality, social contagion, and cultural sensitivity will be addressed, and a protocol for working with students who self harm will be shared. Workshop participants will receive a workbook with ready-to-use worksheets and activities.

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THURSDAY | 31 MARCH 2016 09:45-11:00

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SCOTT LASSEY Counseling Level 1 - HS Faculty Lounge 1093 How to Create and Implement a Comprehensive Peer Counseling Program - Being a peer counselor in high school not only gave me a purpose in life, it saved my life. In this workshop I will teach you how to create and implement a peer counseling program within your high school, beginning with the course proposal and ending with how to foster a strong program. If you want to create a warmer, more supportive climate within your school, this is the workshop for you! GERRY LEONARDO Arts – Visual Level 1 - HS 1169 Walk and Talk about the Public Sculptures in Fort Bonifacio - Gerry will briefly introduce his own work then conduct a guided walk from the school down High Street where there are many excellent public sculptures. The walk will culminate when the group reaches Gerry’s own magnificent kinetic sculpture, Balanghai, after which participants will be free to enjoy lunch or tea in the wide-ranging restaurants in the area. CAMERON McHALE Action Research Level 1 - MS Faculty Lounge Action Research and Adventure Based Learning - Improving Teacher Facilitation to Positively Affect Interpersonal Skills and Intrapersonal Attitudes of Students - Ever wonder how you might elevate a fun team-building activity to a true adventure-based learning experience? I had the same question and undertook a two-year action research project on how to plan, brief, conduct, and debrief meaningful adventure challenges in my PYP PE program. In this workshop there will be a brief introduction to the theory of adventurebased learning (ABL).The results and implications of this study will then be shared with some practical tips for enacting these principles into your classrooms.To conclude there will be a short summary of the effectiveness of using action research as part of being a reflexive teacher.

RENCIE SANTOS Arts – Visual Explore Making Incredible Sculptural Jewelry Design with Rencie Santos - Rencie will introduce you to some of the techniques which he uses to make his magnificent pieces of internationally famous sculptural jewelry designs. After the intro, you will get the chance to try some ideas of your own so that you will go home with an artwork that you can wear.

Room: Level 1 - HS 1166

TED AND CAROLYN TEMERTZOGLOU Room: Level 2 - MS GYM Physical Education Making Connections Between Physical Literacy and Physical Fitness - This workshop explores opportunities for participants to reflect on their role as PE teachers to support their students to develop physical literacy; to deepen their understanding of fundamental principles of a quality PE program and how they connect to physical literacy and physical fitness assessment. Assessment tools will be provided to help participants apply and develop their own assessment practices. ANDY VASILY Room: Level 1 - ES GYM Physical Education Movement Composition Blasters In this workshop, we will dive into the process of involving students in assessment design in movement composition. Participants will take part in a number of different practical activities related to movement composition to show how variety and changing things up can work to better engage our students and get them more involved in the unit. Teachers will walk away with fun assessment ideas are sure to lighten up your movement composition units. “Innovating Arts and Motion.”

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BRIAN RUSSELL Design Technology Level 4 - HS Room 4030 Using the Concept of Batch Production to Engage Students - Participants will be involved in the production of a small product using a production line system and basic workshop facilities. The techniques used can be adapted for all age groups, and the workshop will demonstrate that this can still be a creative activity.


SESSION 2

Teacher Workshops

THURSDAY | 31 MARCH 2016 11:15-12:30

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DAVID ALLEN Music Level 1 - MS 1033 Target Audience: Middle School/ High School Authentic Assessment: Instructional Tools for Standards Based Grading in Music - Authentic assessment uses instructional tools such as self-assessment, progress monitoring, and student reflection in building evidence-based products such as digital portfolios in relation to standards based grading. Authentic assessment simultaneously ties student ownership of learning with accountability while measuring, assessing and tracking knowledge, performance, and growth. ROBERT ANDERSON Design Technology Level 4 - HS Room 4031 Target Audience: Middle School/ High School Introductory 3-D Printing - This workshop will introduce and show how we integrate 3-D printing into the design technology classroom practice. It will give a brief introduction to the technology and industry. It will highlight the technology required (hardware and software) and show how we incorporate the technology into all project-based lessons and programs. Both individual and collaborative/ group work approaches will be discussed. ALISON ARMSTRONG Music / Film Level 1 - MS 1127 Target Audience: Grades 4 – 10 Film Music: An Inquiry into How Musicians Communicate - In this interactive workshop discover how to take your students from graphic scores to rhythmic notation to notating for an ensemble using short films and percussion instruments.

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LUCY ATKINSON / KRISTIN PARTRIDGE Arts – Visual Level 1 - HS 1169 Target Audience: High School Visual Art Exploration: An Investigation of Learning Together in an Inquiry-Based Environment - During this workshop, teachers will investigate visual art exploration. How can early years students and secondary students learn together? What can they learn from each other? How do they inspire each other to make more meaning out of the their learning? We will investigate a project between these two groups to discover the importance of doing more cross-age learning by using visible thinking routines Project Zero, and Habits of Mind resources. SHANI BEN-AROYA Physical Education Level 1 - MS 1036 Target Audience: Middle School / High School Active Listening in the Classroom - Do you ever find yourself asking your students to listen, but wonder why they can’t do it? One of the basic building blocks of communication, and one of the most difficult skills to learn and practice, is effective active listening. This is an interactive workshop that explores how to be an active listener. It provides teachers with practical ways to demonstrate active listening to students so that they understand what makes an empathetic, engaged listener. It also looks at teachers as active listeners and whether we are really listening to our students in the classroom. ANDREA CAPRANICO Arts – Film Level 4 - HS Film Lab 4005 Target Audience: All Documentary Filmmaking Part Two - By close reference to his film, ‘The Undertaker’ Andrea will give an insight into the creative process and provide teachers with access to documentation from the film that can be used in classrooms. JAMES CARLIN Music Level 1 - MS 1034 Target Audience: Middle School / High School Thinking Outside The ’Bachs’ - Music for Non-Musicians - Traditional music programs in international schools face unique challenges. By offering non-traditional band or orchestra students can still receive a quality music education. In this workshop, James discusses various ideas for non-traditional music offerings, and presents the benefits he has found by offering courses like songwriting & guitar, history of rock, audio production, and percussion ensemble. SARAH CORNELIUS General Education Level 1 - MS 1035 Target Audience: K – 12 iPad Apps that Can Be Used with Any Homeroom Subject - There are many great apps available that can do many tasks, but finding which app is best for what task, takes time. I will share four of my all-time favorite apps that I regularly use in grades K-5 at my school’s one-to-one iPad setting. Show Me, Book Creator, Aurasma, and Nearpod are critical thinking apps that can be used in any grade level and in any subject area. TAMARA DAVIS Music Level 1 - HS Band Room 1128 Target Audience: Grades 6 – 12 Concert Preparation for Dummies - This workshop will provide teachers with a detailed timeline and “to-do” list of things that need to be done to prepare for a concert of any kind. Strategies for classroom time management including “backward planning” and assessments related to concert repertoire will be discussed. The goal of this workshop is to give teachers the tools they need to plan concerts with less stress and last-minute frustration. 16

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SESSION 2

Teacher Workshops

THURSDAY | 31 MARCH 2016 11:15-12:30

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BRUCE DOIG Design Technology Level 1 - MS 1188 Target Audience: Middle School/ High School Google Sites, e-Sketchbooks, and Design - This workshop will walk participants through the rationale of an e-sketchbook, setting up an e-sketchbook model, creating the template to share with students, and having students set up their sketchbook for use in design from MYP years 1 to 5 (and DP if desired). Participants are welcome to bring their laptops to put their learning into practice! JOHN EVERETT Counseling Level 1 - HS Faculty Lounge 1093 Target Audience: All Using Improvisational Theater to Enhance Social Emotional Learning - This interactive workshop will use improvisational theatre exercises and activity processing techniques to provide participants with the skills and confidence they need to help the children they work with develop skills of self awareness, self management, social awareness, and relationship skills. Participants do not need to have any previous improvisational acting experience. ELLA HEALY Physical Education Level 1 - MS Faculty Lounge Target Audience: All levels Looking at the Student-Athlete through the Lens of Community Service in Aquatics - The presentation will focus on service learning programs (specifically the success of the Swim For Life program at United Nations International School [UNIS] Hanoi) and explore the authentic connections made between various programs in which students are involved — physical education, service learning, and sports. Swim for Life addresses community needs for swimming and water safety. Vietnamese children from under-privileged families, including the disabled, homeless and local school children, have benefited from our direct-service program. The presentation will focus on: student success in service programs connecting PE, service, and sports; specialized training for students, and real world applications.

REBECCA JARDIN Arts – Visual Level 1 - HS 1166 Target Audience: Middle School/ High School Creative Uses with ipads for all Subjects - Explore exciting ways to create and reflect with a variety of iPad apps in any classroom. Examples of how to capture student understanding by combining text and photography will be offered. Rebecca will show that incorporating apps into the classroom is not about replacing traditional media, but enhancing what we do. Participants will be exposed to a variety of manipulation and reflection of relevant iPad apps. Tangible samples and resources from the classroom will be shared with participants. Participants can bring their own iPads with Wordfoto, Superimpose, MovieFX, Pic Collage and LifeCards downloaded JEFFERSON LIPSKY Technology Level 2 - MS 2030 Target Audience: All Best Practices for Teaching Video Production, Filmmaking, or Broadcast Journalism - Learn tips and tutorials on how students can make high quality videos. Learn about which low-cost or high-end filming equipment to get your hands on and how to help kids use it effectively. You will learn how to guide your students through planning, filming, and editing. You will view examples of excellent student work. Participants will research how to start their own media program. You will be able to grab some sample curriculum maps, lesson plans, rubrics, etc. HANNAH NORTHCOTT Arts – Drama Level 1 - Drama Room 1149 Target Audience K – 12 The World is a Stage: Drama Exercises in the Classroom - This is an interactive and collaborative workshops that will share dramatic tools that teachers can utilize for a variety of purpose from team building to teaching literacy, numeracy, and speaking skills. The workshop will also feature short high quality video clips of students leading drama exercise that teachers can use as warm-up to prepare for classroom presentations and performances. ANNIE PHILIP Arts - Drama Level 1 - Fine Arts Theater Target Audience: Grades 6 – 12 Cultivating Empathy in the Drama Classroom - Since playing the role of Widow Twankey in Aladdin, Annie has maintained a passion for drama and theatre. Annie has over 20 years of experience teaching and working with young people in a range of settings—at summer play schemes; in refugee camps; in language schools; and in secondary schools in Europe and Asia. Annie firmly believes that drama is a powerful tool for self-development and change; and, she is grateful for every opportunity to ‘collaborate’ and ‘create’ with people from all over the world. “Innovating Arts and Motion.”

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GRACE HUDKINS Arts – Drama Level 1 - Little Theater Target Audience: Elementary School Elementary Drama Integration - This workshop is a great introduction to integrating drama into your homeroom teaching practice. Strategies range from quick and easy to implement to deeper, more unit-based ideas. Please bring your curriculum, as we will discuss how you can use drama to enhance student understanding in your existing units. No background in drama, “Thespian for life” . . . No problem . . . all are welcome and there is something for everyone!


SESSION 2

Teacher Workshops

THURSDAY | 31 MARCH 2016 11:15-12:30

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RESHAM PREMCHAND / TOYOKO MILLER Art Level 1 - Art Room 1186 Target Audience: All ART-inculating Understanding: Integrating a Creative Literacy in the PYP - Through collaboration, visual arts is used as a tool to allow students to develop and articulate conceptual understanding. The PYP learners have become more motivated to inquire, deepen their understanding, and have generated more authentic connections across the curriculum. In this practical session, Resham and Toyoko share a case study, exploring how they integrated visual arts into curriculum, while facilitating creativity and growth of the students and the teachers. JALEEA PRICE Arts – Dance Level 3 - HS 3051 Target Audience: Middle School/ High School Movement Learning & Assessment with Digital Tools - Movement is often a subjective and ephemeral way of learning. How can we view and ‘judge’ it fairly? Using digital tools, educators in this workshop will discuss rubrics for sport and arts movement content. We’ll apply common language for movement learning to both grades-based and standards-based assessment models. Bring a lesson/unit to work with. MICHAEL SHARP Arts – Drama Level 1 - AMR 1110 Target Audience: Middle School Using Improvisation and Theatre Sports to Develop Creative Confidence - Participants in this workshop will discover the power of improvisation and experience a variety of improvisation activities and games that can be taken back to the classroom straight away to help develop creative and critical thinkers. The workshop will be practical, physical, and require active participation. The workshop will also look at student engagement data in a theatre sports curriculum class and how outside influences can impact the work we do in improvisation and also how improvisation can have an impact on other areas of learning. EDWIN TANNER Music Level 1- ES Music Room 1164 Target Audience: Elementary School Primary Music in a Dual Language Context: English and Chinese - In this session, Dr.Tanner shares his expansive experience, research, and teaching materials that support a dual-language program. Participants will: * Learn a variety of Chinese and bilingual songs of traditional and original origin. * Learn the movements to songs in conjunction with percussion and Orff instruments. * Develop a wider understanding of integrating dual language studies into the music program, with an emphasis on Chinese and English. SEAN THOMPSON Technology Level 4 - HS Room 4032 Target Audience: K – 12 Visual Literacy Bootcamp: When Technology Shifts, It Bends the Culture! - Visual communication is a fundamental part of the digitalage. Teachers need to create more effective pieces of visual communication from posters to full presentations and to enable students (any age) to do likewise. The session aims to increase deeper student learning and metacognitive reflection. Sean will show how to employ critical thinking skills and interaction with content through the development of effective pieces of visual communication. This session will raise awareness of basic design principles and skill development to this end. LUCY THOMPSON / LINDA BOSWELL General Education Level 2 - MS 2026 Target Audience: K – 12 Embrace the Math in Your Special - It’s Worth It! - How is math valuable to athletes, artists, and musicians? Could you inspire your students to be a persona of many accomplishments like the great thinkers and doers of the Renaissance? You can engage students, drawing on complex bodies of knowledge to develop abilities in all areas of accomplishment, e.g., intellectual, artistic, social, and physical. Knowing math practices and big ideas will allow you to enhance student learning throughout valuable connections, improving problem solving, and more. ANNE WENSTROM Technology/Physical Education Level 2 - MS Media Center Computer Lab Target Audience: All levels Google Apps + iPads: Enhancing Student Learning in PE! - IIn this session we will look at how using Apple iPad apps and Google apps for education will enhance student learning in physical education. The workflow of this session will take participants through the creative ways to utilize information technology for formative assessments, tracking student progress and managing student data in PE. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how traditional PE activities and technology are combined to create a positive mixture of discovery and critical thinking while staying active in class.

12:30-13:45 LUNCH

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SESSION 3

THURSDAY | 31 MARCH 2016 13:45-15:15

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MARIA ELEANOR BARLONGAY Arts – Dance Level 3 - Dance Room Dance on Broadway - Dancing takes many forms and comes in varieties, but this workshop will focus on the Broadway jazz style. The workshop includes: 1) A preliminary Zumba warm-up and stretching for increased stamina and flexibility; and 2) Dance combinations that reinforce the technical and artistic components of Broadway jazz style. Let’s have FUN ANDREA CAPRANICO Arts – Film Level 4 - HS Film Lab 4005 Documentary Style, Form, and Content - Andrea will broaden his discussion to look at how the ‘documentary’ lends itself to a variety of styles and forms and address the following: How important is narrative structure? How can students be successful in creating short documentary films? The discussion will include extracts from Andrea’s films - The Landscape Within and Alvis for PRES as well as student shorts. ASHLEY CASEY Physical Education Level 1 - AMR 1110 Cooperative Learning: Changing our Teaching a Piece at a Time - Cooperative learning is an approach to teaching that has moved from the classroom to the gymnasium, and it offers our students the chance to learn with and for each other. In focusing on the achievements of the whole group the focus is shifted from individual attainment to group development and away from performance as the only outcome of physical education.This session will introduce this pedagogical approach by using ‘games-making’ as a vehicle for learning about the five key elements of the model.

SESSION 3

ALEC COUROS Technology Level 2 - MS Media Center Computer Lab Understanding Digital Citizenship (Part I) - Issues such as cyber bullying, ‘sexting,’ and student access to inappropriate content are important areas of understanding for teachers, administrators, children, adolescents, and parents. In this session, participants will be presented with many of the important issues that face our schools in an era where access to information is ubiquitous, and digital messages are easily spread.Through a balance of information-sharing and questioning, participants will come to better understand such issues through a positive framework, one that moves toward the intentional development of learner digital identities. MELISSA COX AP Music Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1115 Musical Literacy: Incorporating Music Theory into Choral (and other) Ensembles - In an ideal world, our ensemble students would gain a solid understanding of the vocabulary and concepts that underlie music, as they learn and perform their repertory. In the real world, however, our focus is often (and understandably) on the quality of the upcoming performance or competition, not the overall musical literacy of our students. In this session, participants will explore strategies that help students develop the theoretical and aural literacy that will enable them to move toward becoming independent musicians. Independent musicianship skills, once developed, make rehearsal time more efficient and deepen students’ musical understanding and enjoyment. Although this session will focus on incorporating these strategies in a choral context, many of the techniques can also be effectively used in instrumental ensembles. RINGO DINGRANDO / MATT CHADWICK Design Technology Level 4 - HS Room 4030 The Tools of “Robolution” - “Robolution” at International School Manila is a day-long celebration of robotics and design tech. It is modeled after a Maker Faire and has students of all ages showing off interactive creations. We will show you the highlights from that event and discuss the hardware needed to make it happen at your school as well. CATHERINE GEISEN-KISCH Counseling Level 1 - MS 1033 Helping Students “Manage Their Mind” through Guidance Lessons - This interactive presentation will provide counselors with a series of ready-to-deliver and differentiated guidance lessons focusing on student self-management. Counselors will gain insight regarding the learning objectives and content of each lesson, along with familiarity in delivery through participation in several collaborative activities. Strategies aim to help students practice and strengthen affective skills for emotional management, self-motivation, resilience, and mindfulness. Full keynote presentations, directions, resources/videos cited, and supply list will be provided. ROBERT GILLESPIE Music – Strings Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1116 Keys to Self Evaluation: How Can I Help Myself Become a Better String Teacher - A presentation of 25 “keys” for getting the most from your students in a class and how to use those “keys” to become the best teacher through the power of positive self evaluation. The session will include videos of model string teaching and contrasting examples of poor teaching. DAVID GLEASON Counseling Level 1 - HS Faculty Lounge 1093 Strike the Balance: When School Expectations and Students’ Abilities Collide - Anxiety, disillusionment, and depression emerge, sometimes with devastating outcomes, as conflicts between school expectations and students’ abilities persist. Unprecedented insights from human brain research now reveal that environment not only affects adolescent identity, but also shapes the brain itself. For all our students, striking the right balance has crucial lifelong implications.

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SESSION 3

THURSDAY | 31 MARCH 2016 13:45-15:15

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DOUG GOODKIN Music Level 1- ES Music Room 1164 The Humanitarian Musician: Music for All People - Activating the main ideas of the keynote speech, this workshop will demonstrate precisely how all people are musical, with attention to activities that promote a sense of connection, belonging, community-building, and confidence in one’s expressive potential. Come learn how to unlock those possibilities in the children and enliven any subject you teach. “All teachers welcome.” JENNIFER HARTLEY Arts – Drama Level 1 - Little Theater Applied Theatre in Action - The Art of Risk Taking - Applied theatre carries risk. Yet the risk enables the work to occur; mutual risk enables a mutual trust. Our goals are to seek a better understanding of our stories, ourselves, and to give a voice and provide a safe place where such risks can be taken. GERRY LEONARDO Art Level 1 - HS 1169 Walk and Talk About the Public Sculptures in Fort Bonifacio (Repeat) - Gerry will briefly introduce his own work then conduct a guided walk from the school down the High Street where there are many excellent public sculptures. The walk will culminate when the group reaches Gerry’s own magnificent kinetic sculpture, Balanghai, after which participants will be free to enjoy lunch or tea in the wide-ranging restaurants in the area. MIKE KUCZALA Physical Education Level 2 - HS Gym Brain Principles and Brain Breaks - There are 6 key brain principles that support using movement in all learning situations. Discover how concepts based around novelty, emotion, meaning, social interaction, concrete experience and more dictate that educators get their students up and moving! Furthermore, the question of “Why does movement enhance the learning process?” will be answered. This session will also provide plenty of movement as participants will experience many different brain breaks that are immediately usable in the classroom!

RENCIE SANTOS Art Level 1 - HS 1166 Explore Making Incredible Sculptural Jewelry Design with Rencie Santos (Repeat) - Rencie will introduce you to some of the techniques which he uses to make his magnificent pieces of internationally famous sculptural jewelry designs. After the intro you will get the chance to try some ideas of your own, so that you will go home with an artwork that you can wear. BARBARA SUNDAY AP Art Level 1 - Art Room 1186 Surprising Surfaces — Expect the Unexpected - Unusual and repurposed surfaces can provide depth for high school art projects. This session will exploe a variety of outcomes from altered surface techniques. “Fragments” and “layers” will be trigger words for the development of two-dimensional art units.The design strategy of juxtaposition as well as aspects of reading images and critical decisionmaking will also be emphasized. A USB with PowerPoint presentations will be circulated as a handout. Please bring a laptop or device that is USB compatible if you would like the PowerPoint presentations. ANDY VASILY Physical Education Level 2 - MS Gym Unpacking Essential Student Learning Outcomes in Phys ed - Ensuring that our students understand exactly what is expected of them is essential in their learning journey.Through a number of hands-on activities, participants will be shown a variety of unpacking strategies that can be used across all grade levels in physical education.

15:15-15:30 TEA / COFFEE BREAK

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SHELLY MALDONADO / ROSEANA RICHARDS Counseling Level 1 - MS 1035 Do We Really Need Multicultural Crayons? Build Your Cultural Competence - As educators, we need to be as open-minded and culturally competent as possible. This workshop will challenge you to discover your own prejudices and why it is important to gain cultural awareness, especially as an international school educator.This session will be interactive and insightful and give you ideas of how to provide diversity and cultural awareness trainings for your school.


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THURSDAY | 31 MARCH 2016 15:30-16:45

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ES ART - Elaine Lawrensen, International Christian School- Hong Kong

Level 1 - Art Room 1186

MS ART - Morgan Krajczar, International School Manila

Level 1 - Art Room 1188

HS ART - Dave Swinehart, International Christian School

Level 1 - HS 1166

DANCE - Kathleen Kampa, Seisen International School

Level 3 - Dance Room

DRAMA - Goldie Ahadu, Western Academy of Beijing

Level 1 - Little Theater

FILM - Keith Bailey / Nadia Hartley, International School Manila

Level 4 - HS Film Lab 4005

ES COUNSELING - Shelly Maldonado, Brent International School Manila

Level 1 - MS 1036

MS COUNSELING - Eric Kunik, Mont’Kiara International School Level 1 - MS Faculty Lounge HS COUNSELING - Gina Cuthbert, International School of Beijing

Level 1 - HS Faculty Lounge 1093

(GRADE 6-12) DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - Jesse Donnelly, Suzhou Singapore International School

Level 4 - HS Room 4030

PRE-K - GRADE 2 (PRIMARY) - David Bullio, Taipei American School

Level 3 - HS Media Center

BAND - Charles Dallaire, Seisen International School

Level 1 - HS Band Room 1128

CHORAL MUSIC - Terrell Hooper, Yongsan International School of Seoul

Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1115

STRINGS - Alec Bien, Bangkok Patana School

Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1116

(PRE-K - 5) PHYSICAL EDUCATION - Jay Brownrigg, Suzhou Singapore International School

Level 1 - ES Gym

(GRADE 6-12) PHYSICAL EDUCATION - David Allen, International School Manila Level 1 - AMR 1110 (GRADE 6-12) TECHNOLOGY - Christopher Bell, International School Bangkok Level 2 - MS Media Center Computer Lab

17:00-19:00

Welcome Reception

“The Bayanihan the National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines” will perform.

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Second Day of Conference FRIDAY | 1 APRIL 2016 7:30 - 17:00

EXHIBITS OPEN 8:00 - 16:30

International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU

LEVEL 3 LOFTHOUSE B

8:00-8:30

WELCOME DELEGATES LEVEL 1 - FINE ARTS THEATER Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

APAC Choir - Brent International School Manila Louela B. Floresca, Director / Annie O. Ramos, Asst. Director

ANNOUNCEMENTS / REMARKS

Skylie Bevear, Advisory Committee Member, Hong Kong International School Introduction of Speaker: Cassandra Basile, Association Director, International Planning & Outreach

8:30 - 9:15 LEVEL 1 - FINE ARTS THEATER

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MARK JENKINS

Mark is a contributing writer for National Geographic Magazine and the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Wyoming. A critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist, Jenkins covers geopolitics, the environment and adventure. Jenkins’ writing has won numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club Ross Award for The Healing Fields, a National Magazine Award for photojournalism with colleague Brint Stirton, for Who Murdered The Mountain Gorillas, five Lowell Thomas Awards, three Best American Travel Writing Awards, the American Alpine Club Literary Award, and the Banff Mountain Adventure Book Award. Jenkins’ is the author of four books, A Man’s Life, The Hard Way, To Timbuktu, and Off The Map. Jenkins has done over 50 expeditions around the world. Hallmarks include the second American ascent of Mt. Xixabangma, Tibet; the U.S. Everest North Face Expedition; the first ascent of the highest peaks in the Arctic Circle; the first coast-to-coast crossing of the Soviet Union by bicycle; the first descent of the Niger River, West Africa; the first ascent of the South Face of Mt. Waddington, Canada; and the first descent of the largest cave in the world, Vietnam. Marc holds a B.A. in philosophy and an M.S. in geography, both from the University of Wyoming. Mark lives in Laramie, Wyoming with his wife, Sue Ibarra, a community activist. They have two daughters, Addi and Teal. Keynote Title: Vietnam Underground: The Viet Cong, Spelunkers, and the Biggest Cave on Earth Hidden deep in the jungles of central Vietnam, near the infamous Ho Chi Minh trail, is a network of massive caves. Created by underground rivers cutting their way through limestone, these caves were used as shelters by the Vietnamese during the American bombing campaigns in the 1960s. Over the past two decades, a team of British spelunkers—cavers—have been penetrating ever deeper into these gigantic caverns. National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins was invited on an expedition to descend into what would turn out to be the largest cave ever discovered: Hang Son Doong. Exploring this cave was so treacherous and difficult the team actually lived underground for days to complete the first descent. The acknowledged Mt. Everest of caves, Hang Son Doong is so vast a skyscraper can fit inside. In this presentation, Jenkins will take the audience across Vietnaman, culturally and geographically—its violent history, remarkable recovery and vibrant present—and down into the dark belly of the earth.

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PETER BOONSHAFT Music – Strings Level 1 - HS Band Room 1128 How We Teach Is As Important As What We Teach: Ways To Energize Your Rehearsals - Participants will learn simple techniques to energize and focus teaching. Peter will offer specific techniques to solve everyday concerns. A practical look will be taken at what, why, and how we can teach to achieve better results faster, easier, and more efficiently.This session will be useful for teachers and conductors of any level and type of ensemble. ASHLEY CASEY Physical Education Level 1 - HS Gym Using the Teaching-Games-for-Understanding Approach - Using the concept of “fantasy games” this session explores ways in which we can begin to embed tactical creativity and game awareness to young people by looking at the wider aspects of game play. Skills, when taught in isolation, lose the cooperative and competitive elements that lie at their heart. By exploring ‘real life’ scenarios and challenging young people to think divergently we prepare them for the game rather than preparing them to provide a rehearsed response to a new situation. ALEC COUROS Technology Level 2 - MS Media Center Computer Lab Understanding Digital Citizenship (Part II) - Issues such as cyber bullying, ‘sexting’, and student access to inappropriate content are important areas of understanding for teachers, administrators, children, adolescents, and parents. In this session, participants will be presented with many of the important issues that face our schools in an era where access to information is ubiquitous, and digital messages are easily spread.Through a balance of information-sharing and questioning, participants will come to better understand such issues through a positive framework, one that moves toward the intentional development of learner digital identities.

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KEVIN DAVY Counseling Level 1 - MS 1036 Freshman Seminar-HS Transition Support - This workshop provides an overview of the freshman seminar program ran at International School Bangkok. The program includes 20-plus diverse classroom sessions aimed at supporting students to achieve a healthy transition to high school life. This session will also afford time for professionals to share best practices and creative ideas in relation to this important transition. ANDY DUTTON Physical Education Level 1 - ES Gym SuperGym: Designing a Remedial Motor Skill Program for Your School - This presentation focuses on the motor remedial therapy program, which is being used at United Nations International School (UNIS) Hanoi. The program involved a motor skill screening for all students in the school in kindergarten 1 and kindergarten 2, which is based on the established Dutch system. Selected students are then involved in a 10-week program aimed at filling the gaps in their motor skill development. TERRY GOETZ Arts – Dance Level 3 - Dance Room BrainDance - Collaborative Variations - BrainDance with partners is an efficient way to warm up and lay the foundation for a collaborative atmosphere. Leading, following, and compromise are skills that can be refined through the balance of repetition and novelty which the BrainDance provides. The BrainDance gives us visual, cognitive, social-emotional, and kinesthetic feedback. Experience BrainDance variations done with partners, trios, and small groups. We’ll end by creating a collaboratively choreographed BrainDance. The BrainDance is a framework for establishing self-awareness, trust, and cooperation. We create an environment where people feel empowered as individuals and safe in a group setting. With this environment established people are more open to risk taking, leading to more creative and exciting collaborations. DAVID GRAN / ROLF BECKER Arts – Film Level 4 - HS Film Lab 4005 Music for Film for Tone Deaf Teachers - One of the IB film requirements that have caused great distress to students and teachers alike is the requirement that students use original music in their films. For teachers with no musical background or training, it has been a daunting task to find creative ways to help their students include their own original music, and often requires the alternate skill of learning to be the music department for help effectively. In this workshop, Rolf and David will discuss and explore how some very simple approaches and understanding of music can transform a student’s project. JENNIFER HARTLEY Arts – Drama Level 1 - AMR 1110 Body Language — Understanding Others and Ourselves - Learn how to read body language signs and gestures. Easy and fun, you will learn how to read our non-verbal body language, the unconscious cues we all send and receive. Believe it or not, we are saying so much more about ourselves than we realise, or perhaps even want to. DINAH HELGESON Music – Choral Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1115 Innovative Warm Ups for Choir — Creative Concepts that Improve Choral Sound - Part II - Our Body, our Vocal Cathedral, Our Stained Glass Windows. Our voices are connected and free, and now we begin the process of truly listening to our choirs. Our singers are our mirrors to what is happening in our rehearsals.

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KEVIN HONEYCUTT Arts – Visual Level 1 - Little Theater Creativity Is Essential - Creativity is all but extinguished in some schools and classrooms. Nobody meant for it to happen, but with our focus almost exclusively fixed on test scores, we find ourselves waging all out war on anything seen as non-essential. In these days of invention and the need for creative problem solving, it turns out those of us in education may have taken the low ground in a time of a coming flood. Join me for a discussion about the need for creativity and some ideas about bringing it into daily learning. MARK JENKINS General Education Level 1 - Fine Arts Theater Question and Answer Session - Mark will entertain your questions about his adventures. Bring questions that you formulated during his keynote address. The audience is certain to add to the richness and relevancy of Mark’s diverse experiences. The outcomes from this session are audience participation and more stories from Mark. TOYM IMAO Arts – Visual Level 1 - HS 1166 A Visual Art Journey through the Jeepney - The Jeepney is more than just a means of transportation. Heavily ornamented with a hodge-podge of images, colors and designs, it is also a mobile diary of its owners/ drivers. Toym will discuss how the Jeepney model fits with the collage-like visual culture in social media, and how this design mindset figures in expressions of personal narratives. The participants will be divided into groups and create a Jeepney portrait of themselves GRAY MACKLIN / MELISSA BERG Counseling Level 1 - HS Faculty Lounge 1093 Please Be Advised: Making Advisory Meaningful for Students - This workshop is designed to help teachers leverage their personal strengths to make their advisory meetings more meaningful and memorable.There will be activities, so please bring something to write with and readiness to talk within a group.

BRIAN RUSSELL Design Technology Level 4 - HS Room 4030 Simply Lighting Design Solutions - Participants will be involved in the production of a lighting product using a USB powered LED system. The techniques used can be adapted for a range of age groups and the workshop will demonstrate that this can be a creative activity. KATHLEEN SCHULTZ / TARA HOLM Counseling Level 1 - MS Faculty Lounge The Power of Adult Influence: Practical Advice for Talking to Students about Substance Abuse - As a teacher, counselor or administrator, you are often some of the first adults to notice when something is troubling a student. One thing is certain about teen substance abuse – the power of a non-parent role model should not be underestimated. In this session, you will learn signs, symptoms, and current trends of substance use/abuse and strategies for having impactful and nonthreatening interaction with students about your concerns. TED AND CAROLYN TEMERTZOGLOU Physical Education Level 2 - MS Gym Inquiry Based Learning in Physical Education - This workshop employs effective game pedagogy as the framework to develop students’ physical literacy. Participants will be introduced to the principles of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and Hellison’s Teaching Personal Social Responsibility (TPSR) model through a variety of small-sided games and inquiry based approach to learning in physical education.

>> EARCOS Special Announcement EARCOS Weekend Workshop Grant Application is now available! Deadline is April 2, 2016 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 $3,500.00) to schools wishing to host an EARCOS weekend workshop. Visit the EARCOS website for more information www.earcos.org “Innovating Arts and Motion.”

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JOAN PIPKIN Music Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1116 Position, Position, Position! - From starting the beginner to the advanced orchestral class, playing an instrument is a small motor sport. A consistent approach to technique will create expression and accuracy in orchestra, solo, and chamber performances. As teachers, we need to create a platform of learning that includes physical and psychological attitudes to enhance the learning process and create independent learners. We will explore the creative use of live and video performance models to emphasize positions and posture. Building the uniting bond to build student ownership of your performing group.


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Teacher Workshops

FRIDAY | 1 APRIL 2016 11:30-12:30

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KEITH ALLERTON Arts – Drama Level 1 - Fine Arts Theater Target Audience: All levels Drama — Drama Games/ Warm Ups for Any Class - Keith will teach ten different drama/ warm-up games that can be used in any classroom. Each activity can be done for as little as five minutes. They are great to improve classroom focus and teamwork. NICKY BOURGEOIS / BETH DRESSLER General Education Level 2 - MS 2026 Target Audience: K – 12 Conceptual Co-Teaching Relationships - The presenters will demonstrate the elements required to implement conceptual coteaching and give examples of how it works. Nicky and Beth will explain how they foster a conceptually-based teaching and learning environment that maintains the integrity of concepts, while causing learning outcomes to materialize as the consequence. In addition, they will share examples of intentional teaching that still maintains the integrity of the written curriculum. CHRIS AND NEL CAPADONA General Education Level 2 - MS Media Center Target Audience: K – 12 Powerful Peer Observations — Tapping into the Elective Teacher Experience - Calling all music, physical education, fine art teachers, and their administrators! Have you wanted to start a non-evaluative observation system and do not know where to start? Participants in this workshop will be given practical and ready-to-use resources to begin a teachers-observing-teachers protocol. Specific techniques will be explored, including pre/post conferencing, non-evaluative data collection, and scheduling. Special emphasis will be given to our elective/specials teachers and the unique insight they provide the process.

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ANDREA CHRISTEN General Education Level 1 - Drama Room 1149 Target Audience: Middle School Using Debate in the Classroom - Being able to communicate clearly and with evidences is a key skill for students across the world. This workshop will present ideas on how to integrate debate into 5th through 12th grade classrooms through different approaches and styles. Ideas applicable to a range of subject areas will be shared, and listening skills and using evidence to support claims will be highlighted. MARY COLLINS Arts – Visual Level 1 - MS 1034 Target Audience: Elementary School Visual Arts in the Primary School: Integration and Collaboration - Single-subject teachers sometimes find it challenging to make authentic connections to the central idea within a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry. This workshop will show how visual art projects in the primary school can be integrated with homeroom learning, helping students to develop their understanding of the central idea. Through careful selection of concepts and effective collaboration among the arts teachers (e.g. visual arts, music) and homeroom teachers, coherence in student learning can be promoted. AMY DIENER Arts – Visual Level 1 - MS 1033 Target Audience: All Mindful Mandalas: Research, Studio Investigation, and Reflections - This mandala will be divided into three parts. The first part will include a presentation about the research of mindfulness and mandalas, famous artist that explore mandalas, and examples of student creations.The second part will be a studio investigation of either nature or mandala drawing creations.The third part will be a reflection period divided by grade levels discussing how teachers may include mandala lessons in their art program. JESSE DONNELLY / JO VEALE Design Technology Level 4 - HS Room 4031 Target Audience: Middle School/ High School Design Thinking — Freeware and the Design Cycle - How is design thinking applied in the design cycle? Open sourced software in the classroom is used to implement truly international learning networks based on design thinking skills. Current student-led projects will be presented to demonstrate global design thinking based on the framework of the IB design cycle. LEANNE FULCHER Arts – Drama Level 1 - Little Theater Target Audience: Middle School/ High School Status Is More Than Just a Facebook Update - Relationships are at the core of most young people’s lives, so the concept of “status” or relative social position is an easy one to introduce. Teach your students how status can be a fun tool in their characterization toolbox. Take part in a status war and fight for high and low status. Use status as a stimulus for improvisation and mask work. This hands-on workshop will provide a week’s worth of activities that can be “scaffolded” to all levels of drama or be used as activities to stimulate advisory discussions about relationships and how we treat others. MICHAEL GANUS Music – Band Level 1 - MS 1127 Target Audience: All Warm-up and Tuning from the Inside Out - This workshop will present ideas to instrumental music teachers on improved intonation through warm-up and ear-training exercises. The goal would be to help students produce quality sounds and improve the overall intonation of any ensemble. 28

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Teacher Workshops

FRIDAY | 1 APRIL 2016 11:30-12:30

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ANDREW HARNETT Technology Level 1 - MS 1035 Target Audience: K – 12 The Swinging Pendulum: Finding the Balance Between Tech & Traditional Learning - Everything in life requires balance. Digital learning is being hailed as the way of the future. As with most educational beliefs, things tend to swing in an extreme direction. From demonstrating quality of writing in traditional vs. technology methods, to the ease of doing math, music, PSPE, and science, this session will explore and present a tool that will show how to find a balance in technology when developing your classroom environment, units, and lessons. SETH HEISEL Technology Level 1 - MS 1036 Target Audience: Elementary School Using Technology to Engage Student - Attendees will see examples of how to implement a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy in their classrooms. We will examine how to use online word processing to allow students to write and edit collaboratively. We will also discuss some of the safety and security issues one should consider when implementing a BYOD policy. LIEN INDIGNE / DAVE DUCHARME Physical Education Level 1 - MS Faculty Lounge Target Audience: Middle School/ High School Increasing Fitness in PE (Challenging the Gifted, Differentiation, Readymade Workouts) - Introducing a challenging and rewarding session that will help raise fitness level in physical education through data driven research and dialogue and a complete set of international school fitness standards in which they can implement immediately. Introducing a student friendly running program that is fun and challenging and includes voice and choice with differentiated, ready-to-use fitness workouts. Participants will be introduced to a way to raise the level of students whom struggle with fitness and at the same time bring their parents on board through differentiated learning.

CATHY KEMP / GRETCHEN DEPOINT Arts – Visual Level 1 - HS 1166 Target Audience: All From Private to Public (Process, Reflection, and Showcase) - Process, reflection, and showcasing work have always been the cornerstone to the visual arts classrooms. It’s these practices that need to become commonplace in every classroom regardless of content area. In this workshop, we will provide research-based reasons why/how this can be applied in all subject areas. Specifically, we will show the application of several digital tools that can be used in any classroom for: idea development, analysis, reflection (as a result of feedback), and sharing. DEREK KENSINGER Physical Education Level 1 - HS Faculty Lounge 1093 Target Audience: K – 12 Making Goals into Gold: The Alchemy of Values - The presentation will take the following format: 1) Brief history of core values within physical education programs. 2) Discussion of how to choose which core values to emphasize in your physical education program at your school. 3) Discussion of how to use formative/summative assessments to evaluate whether the core values you have chosen for your physical education program are being met by staff and students. KEVIN MANSELL Music Level 1 - HS Band Room 1128 Target Audience: K – 12 Adding Punch to Performance: The Punch & Judy Show - This workshop examines, and demonstrates with actual puppets, the unique performance conventions of a Punch & Judy Show: the cast; the props; the essential episodes. A brief review of history is followed by an exploration of sample scripts and lesson plans. Creative opportunities for improvisation and try-outs with Punch’s unique quips and vocalizations should add to the hilarity and suggest myriads of ideas to use back in the drama studio. The many obstacles on the way to performing a show at a school fair are painfully revisited! JL MURDOCH Arts – Drama Level 1 - AMR 1110 Target Audience: High School Antigone: A Case Study for an Integrated Cross-Curricular Theatre Program - This presentation explores the cross-curricular collaboration of Yongsan International School of Seoul throughout the 2015 Antigone production process as a case study for a four-year cross-curricular loop designed to integrate theatre with core subjects. The purpose of this presentation is to provide drama teachers a tangible method to elevate the profile of their programs as they assist colleagues and students in making meaningful connections across English, history, and other core subjects.

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KATHLEEN KAMPA Arts – Dance Level 3 - Dance Room Target Audience: Kindergarten, Elementary, English as an Additional Language Teachers Energize Your Classroom With Music and Movement - Music and movement activities can energize young learners and help all students be successful. Experience brain compatible activities that support the outcomes of inquiry-based curricula, such as PYP and music/dance programs. In this workshop you will learn simple music and movement activities that every teacher can do. These include short energizers to use throughout the school day as well as activities based on topics such as play, seas and oceans, storytelling, living things, and healthy choices.


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Teacher Workshops

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ANGELA OLSON General Education Level 2 - MS 2030 Target Audience: K – 12 Growth Mindset: Leveraging the Learning Edge - Is intelligence fixed? Can you make yourself smarter? More importantly, can your students make themselves smarter? Growth mindset says yes! Researcher Carol Dweck and others have shown that our beliefs about intelligence impact motivation and achievement. In this workshop, we will look at the core tenets of growth mindset, evaluate our own mindsets, see why mindset matters, and share ready-for-Monday strategies for building resilience, grit, joy, and freedom to learn in our students. BRIAN REVERMAN Arts – Visual Level 1 - HS 1169 Target Audience: High School/ Middle School Enhancing Critical Analysis in and through the Art Program - Teaching critical analysis is vital to teaching art, but also vital to developing informed citizens. This workshop will explore an approach to teaching students to think critically about art. Tools for students and teachers will be explored, and “Art-o-matic,” a digital analysis tool, will be introduced. Student examples will be given and how all this might apply to various curricula will be discussed. MARTIN ROBINSON Music Level 1 - MS/HS Choir Room 1115 Target Audience: All Drum Circle! - Bring your rhythmic spirit and get ready to play! This fun, interactive workshop will consist of a drum circle facilitated by the presenter followed by an introduction into how to begin facilitating drum circles in your school and community. Basic facilitator responsibilities and techniques will be covered and demonstrated. Participants will leave with an experience of a drum circle and knowledge of how to take the next steps in building facilitation skills. STEPHEN THOMPSON Music Level 1- ES Music Room 1164 Target Audience: Elementary School Let the Words Dance Out of Your Mouth - Building phonological awareness through music.Through a song, teachers will learn strategies for teaching reading, scaffolding language for EAL learners, foreign language, physical education, and music to elementary students. This workshop is probably best suited to teachers of younger grades, EAL, foreign language, and reading. Designed for ES music teachers, early childhood through first grade classroom teachers, EAL/ESL/ELL specialists, and teachers of second language students. SHINJIRO TSURUSHIMA Physical Education Level 2 - MS Gym Target Audience: All levels Swing Dance for Physical Education and Dance Class - Do you want to try swing dancing? Come on in and learn some cool moves and rhythm involved in swing dance! It’s a great way to get a nice exercise and is also a great stress reliever! You do not need any dance experience to join my class! Come and have a great time! STEPHEN VENEMA Technology Level 4 - HS Film Lab 4005 Target Audience: Middle School/ High School Engaging Students in Musical Composition Using Free Applications and a New Perspective on Stop Motion Video - This session will present a cross curricular project that integrates math, film, visual arts, and music. It can also be modified to suit many other disciplines and applications.

12:30-13:45 LUNCH

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SESSION 6

FRIDAY | 1 APRIL 2016 13:45-15:15

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ROLF BECKER Arts – Film Level 4 - HS Film Lab 4005 Let’s Get Practical - 1) Watch a short clip showing John Williams discussing music content for the first Star Wars movie to give some ideas how to create an efficient production team. 2) Rolf will show a short sequence of a movie and use different music themes and styles to demonstrate how dramatically music can change the character/mood of this sequence. 3) He will present eight different orchestrations using the same melody to demonstrate the power of orchestration. 4) Open time for Q & As. CHRISTOPHER BILL Music Level 1 - ES Music Room 1167 Arranging for Technology - Using classical compositional techniques and how they influence pop arranging. Where do traditional compositional techniques end and new techniques come in when dealing with technology, looping software, and multi-tracking. ASHLEY CASEY Physical Education Level 2 - HS Gym Sport Education: Enthusiastic, Competent, and Literate Sportspeople - Building on the work of Daryl Sidentop this session explores the beginnings of sport education and suggests ways in which the model can be used. It is beyond the capacity of any session to demonstrate the whole model. But by exploring ‘a typical lesson’ it begins to show how the physical education lesson can be tailored to support the development of enthusiastic, competent, and literate sportspeople and not just performers.

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ALEC COUROS Technology Level 2 - MS Media Center Computer Lab Designing for Online & Blended Courses (Part I) - While learning managements systems like Moodle and Blackboard are still popular choices for facilitating online and augmented courses; these systems are being challenged by ‘small-tools-loosely-joined’ approaches to instructional design. This workshop will outline various pedagogical approaches used to construct learning environments based on freely available or low-cost tools. Participants will learn the ins and outs of some of the most common and powerful tools while coming to understand the pedagogical frameworks afforded by distributed learning environment design. Both closed and open models of learning will be explored throughout the workshop. MELISSA COX AP Music Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1115 Directed Listening: Developing Aural Analysis Skills from Middle School through Advanced Music Theory - We all listen to music for pleasure, but trained musicians hear and understand many additional aspects of music as it is played, actively engaging both sides of the brain. Even students who will not continue on to advanced music study increase their appreciation and understanding of music as they begin to hear and engage with the underlying structures of music. Developing deeper aural analysis skills involves an intersection of concepts, vocabulary, visualization, and practice, and the process can begin early in a student’s musical education. In this session, we will discuss scaffolded techniques for developing students’ understanding of heard music, from simple concepts like “up/down” or “same/ different” to the more sophisticated analytical skills. ROBERT GILLESPIE Music – Strings Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1116 Motivating String Students for Success! - This session will explore motivation techniques for your strings students. Motivating the preadolescent: While they still want to please us, the life and world viewpoint of the preadolescent . . . What are they thinking, why, and what strategies are effective to motivate them so they do their best for us in the string class? Motivating the adolescent: What happened to them? They used to like me and want to do what I asked? Now what do I do? Strategies for getting the adolescent to stay the course and give their best in school orchestra. DAVID GLEASON Counseling Level 1 - HS Faculty Lounge 1093 Facing the Immunity to Change - Educators annually prepare and execute curricular and extracurricular programs for their schools. Many strive to make changes so to promote their primary mission: educating students for a demanding world. Often, unforeseen barriers impede progress toward these changes. This workshop involves an interactive exercise designed to dislodge “hidden barriers” to change. DOUG GOODKIN Music Level 1- ES Music Room 1164 Music from the Five Continents - Drawing from children’s games, rhymes, songs, dances, and instrumental pieces learned from travels, studies, and work with children, this workshop will highlight material that celebrates many of the world’s musical cultures. Ideas of how to integrate the cultural backgrounds of one’s students will also be presented. JENNIFER HARTLEY Arts – Drama Level 1 - AMR 1110 Applied Theatre Breaking Down Boundaries into Applied Film - How applied theatre is being used to develop documentary and ‘docufilm’ - What are the implications and the complexities? Why is it necessary? And, participants will look at some of the results. MARK HILL Arts – Drama Level 1 - Fine Arts Theater An Introduction to the Suzuki Method (World Theatre Tradition) - This unique actor-training method draws from Japanese martial arts traditions and develops extraordinary energy, incredible focus, and absolute commitment to performance. Participants will learn Suzuki’s core principles, how they can be used to develop stage presence, and understand their connection to Noh and Kabuki Theatre. * Participants please wear clothing appropriate to move in e.g. a comfortable t-shirt & leggings or shorts.

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SESSION 6

FRIDAY | 1 APRIL 2016 13:45-15:15

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KEVIN HONEYCUTT Arts – Visual Level 1 - Little Theater Powerful Tools 4 Challenging Times - In this presentation Kevin and participants will explore many amazing and abundant free and affordable tools that can be used to offset costs, maximize effect, and drive student motivation to create and share their work. TOYM IMAO Arts – Visual Level 1- HS 1166 A Visual Art Journey through the Jeepney (Repeat) - The Jeepney is more than just a means of transportation. Heavily ornamented with a hodge-podge of images, colors, and designs, it is also a mobile diary of its owners/ drivers. Toym will discuss how the Jeepney model fits with the collage-like visual culture in social media, and how this design mindset figures in expressions of personal narratives. The participants will be divided into groups and create a Jeepney portrait of themselves. DOUG McQUEEN Counseling Level 1 - MS Faculty Lounge Advising International Student Athletes on the NCAA (U.S.) - The workshop will give a basic understanding of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). We will cover some best practices for advising international student athletes as it relates to the NCAA timeline. We will also take a brief look at the NCAA Eligibility Center, the role of the NCAA coordinator and what your high school can do to help students prepare for the transition to collegiate sports. It is assumed participants will have minimal knowledge regarding the NCAA and advising student-athletes. JOEL PRESTI / CASSANDRA BASILE Counseling Level 1 - MS 1034 Preparing for the International Launch of the Redesigned SAT - This comprehensive session explores the latest developments and the key changes to the redesigned SAT launching internationally in May 2016. Participants will receive an in-depth, practical look at Khan Academy’s (through its partnership with the College Board) exceptional SAT practice materials, which provide free, world-class preparation for students throughout the globe. We will discuss how educators can integrate Khan Academy SAT practice into the classroom and help prepare students for this global benchmark assessment.

CAROLYN TEMERTZOGLOU Physical Education Level 2 - MS Gym Developing Confident, Competent Movers - This active session explores how to develop confident competent movers in a wide variety of activities using the Thompson Educational Functional Fitness Charts: Elementary Series (K-9): i) Active Start - Fundamental Movements ii) Perfect Practice - Learn to Play iii) Game On - Ready to Practice iv) Yoga I - Begin to Explore. The series takes aim at helping kids develop the strength base they need to acquire fundamental movements and sports skills while targeting the early stages of growth and development. It is during this time that basic movement patterns are learned, and typically become engrained in a child’s everyday movements. By teaching children proper mechanics of these fundamental movements, they will develop a safe foundation on which to grow into healthy, active adults.

15:15-15:45 TEA / COFFEE BREAK

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LEE STERLING III Counseling Level 1 - MS 1035 The Metaphoric Life Road Map: Visualization of College Goal Setting - After struggling in my college preparatory classes to help students set college goals, I resolved to create a non-threatening, pro-ESL activity that allowed students to discover their life goals. By combining narrative pre-writing activities with a varied take on a Frayer Model, the framework of a goal setting vehicle emerged. The detailing plunged students into production of a hands-on, inner child releasing artistic metaphor. My students had drawn their future. Session attendees will experience their own metaphoric life road map.


SESSION 7

FRIDAY | 1 APRIL 2016 15:45-17:00

CHRISTOPHER BILL Music Having A Career In Music Online - How to create a sustainable virtual career.

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PETER BOONSHAFT Music – Strings Level 1 - HS Band Room 1128 Teaching Music with Promise: 25 MORE Things You Can Do Tomorrow To Improve Your Ensemble - This session offers 25 simple things you can do to improve the quality of your ensemble. Learn how to make any rehearsal more productive and hear from Peter about how to energize the power of your teaching. The session is useful for conductors of any level and type of ensemble. KRIS BUMPUS / ERIN HAWKEN Counseling Level 1 - MS 1036 Enticing College Representatives to your Campus - Hosting university representatives on your campus is invaluable to your school community and wonderful professional development as a counselor.This session will explore various ways to entice universities to your campus and how to make their visit to your region more productive. The SSIS University Visit Google Doc will be used as an example of what information many university representatives have found useful before and during a visit to Ho Chi Minh City. Participants will be given the time to work on creating their own outreach document. To make this session more productive please bring a laptop. ASHLEY CASEY Physical Education Level 1 - AMR 1110/ HS Gym Health-Based Physical Education: Habitual Movers, Motivated Movers, Informed Movers, and Critical Movers - Drawing on work of two of her doctoral students, Ashley will present a developing prototype pedagogical model. Ashley and her students have been working on this model for the last four years.The model places the idea of “valuing the physically active life” at its heart and seeks to develop movers who are habitual (i.e. lead active lives), motivated (i.e. have a positive, challenge-facing attitude), informed (i.e. can explain how and where to engage), and critical (i.e. evaluate and overcome barriers to physical activity).

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ZOE COUGHLAN Art Level 1 - MS 1163 Printing on Clay – Practical Techniques and Tips - Learn how to create interesting printed ceramic surfaces using familiar printing techniques with a ceramic-twist: stencils and resists, mono-printing, and photocopy transfer printing. Printed ceramics have a rich history and offer opportunities to introduce text, historical references, found images, narratives, and memories into a work. This workshop will introduce the basic tools, materials, and techniques, and provide an opportunity to create a printed tile using a variety of these techniques. ROBERT GILLESPIE Music – Strings Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1116 From Rote to Note: Rote Teaching Strategies and Correlated Music to Teach Technique in the School Orchestra - From détaché to vibrato, teaching strategies and over 20 orchestra pieces for developing students’ playing skills in the orchestra. TERRY GOETZ Arts – Dance Level 3 - Dance Room From Place to Relationships: Exploring Dance Concepts - The knowledge to dance freely, with skill and creativity, comes from a study of dance concepts. Anne Green Gilbert took Laban’s movement vocabulary and simplified these principles into 15 concepts containing contrasting elements. These concepts are categorized under the headings of space, time, force, and body. Students experience balance in body and mind as they explore self and general space, light and strong weight, single and multi focus, etc. Terry will provide improvisational structures allowing participants to gain cognitive and kinesthetic understanding of these accessible, fun, and engaging concepts. Discover how the dance concepts enrich dance class as well as providing a scaffold for connections to curriculum and developing social-emotional intelligence. DINAH HELGESON Music – Choral Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1115 “All Music Must Dance” - Connecting the Breath and Freeing the Heart - Part I - “Building a Group Sound though Individual Talent.” Using the “One on One” approach to build confidence and a climate of “trust”, we discover the gift within each singer. MARK HILL Arts – Drama Level 1 - Fine Arts Theater An Introduction to the Viewpoints (Collaborative Creation Method) - The Viewpoints are a fun and dynamic training and creation method developed by Anne Bogart. The method provides actors with a brilliant shared language from which to discuss and create ‘theatre.’ Participants will learn how to use her Viewpoints quickly and effectively to collaboratively create ‘theatre’ from a starting point. CLARE McDERMOTT Counseling Level 1 - HS Faculty Lounge 1093 It’s Your Choice: Helping Students Develop Healthy Habits - The workshop will include activities that ES and MS counselors (or teachers) can use to promote healthy food choices by students during the school day, research on the importance of healthy choices, and simple changes that can transform school food service from acceptable to awesome. Information is based on worldwide research of children and how their dietary habits can impact learning. SUE NESBITT Counseling Level 1 - MS Faculty Lounge Advisory: Show, Don’t Tell — Seven Factors for a Successful Program - Cognitive skills continue to trump non-cognitive skills, but imagine if teaching to the test meant teaching students the skills they need to lead more meaningful lives? An effective advisory does this, but you can’t just tell students; you have to show them. This workshop will model how to use a consistent structure to enhance the advisory experience and seven success factors to keep it sustainable. 34

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FRIDAY | 1 APRIL 2016 15:45-17:00

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BREEN O’REILLY Arts – Film Level 4 - HS Film Lab 4005 Connecting Film, Music, Art, and Literature - Art, film, and literature all create meaning through a point of view. This workshop looks at ways that visual literacy can enhance the understanding, not only of film, but of other areas of the curriculum. The presentation will include listening to music and viewing films clips and images of artwork, and will include practical activities that can be used in the classroom. BRIAN RUSSELL Design Technology Level 4 - HS Room 4030 Simple Electronics for KS3 (11-14 Years) - Participants will build a simple electronic circuit, which will be incorporated into a smallscale product. No previous experience is needed, as this will be an entry-level activity. GAIL SMITH Physical Education Level 1 - ES Gym “TWELVE” (Teach Wonderful Engaging Lively Vigorous Experiences) - Engage in 12 “field tested” fun activities that elementary kids love. Learn them today and play them tomorrow! Activities are ideal as lesson starters to motivate kids to change fast and enter the gym in a timely fashion. Great in dismissing kids to avoid the stampede to the change-rooms at the end of the lesson. Play them just to invigorate your PE program. “Twelve” will be shared with you in electronic lesson plans, so just bring your sneakers and come and play and learn!

ANDY VASILY Physical Education Level 1 - MS Gym The Power of Provocation in Our Teaching Practice - The evidence shows that creating emotional hooks in the lessons and units that we teach can have a profound impact on student learning. In this workshop, participants will be taken through a series of strategies to help create powerful hooks in order to enhance learning in physical education.

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BARBARA SUNDAY AP Art Level 1 - Art Room 1186 Picture This: Using Picture Books as a Theme for Elementary Art Curriculum Development - Popular elementary library books are outstanding for their design, illustration techniques, and universal themes.They are asking to be developed into art units! This session will present selected titles for grades K-6 interest levels combined with simple art materials and methods that can be used as art units. The presenter will share resources and titles of books that will provide participants with a springboard to expand their personal favorites into lesson plans. Principles and elements of art along with the development of critical skills will be stressed throughout the session. Display possibilities will also be demonstrated.


Third Day of Conference SATURDAY | 2 APRIL 2016 6:00 CHARITY FUN RUN 7:30 - 15:30

EXHIBITS OPEN 8:00 - 8:30

WELCOME DELEGATES LEVEL 1 - FINE ARTS THEATER Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director

STUDENT PERFORMANCE

High School Band-Aid Fundraiser Jazz Band, Show Choir and Advanced Dance Students International School Manila Tom Nazareno, Anne Provencher and Yek Barlongay, Directors

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8:30 - 9:15 LEVEL 1 - FINE ARTS THEATER

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DOUG GOODKIN

Doug is internationally known for his work as a music educator and particularly as a proponent of Orff Schulwerk, a dynamic approach to music education developed by composer Carl Orff and his colleague, Gunild Keetman. Currently in his 41st year at The San Francisco School, where he works with children between three years old and eighth grade, Doug also maintains a rigorous schedule of teacher training, presenting at conferences and giving workshops and courses in over 44 countries throughout the world. He is the author of eight books and numerous articles and is a featured speaker in the TEDx Talks. Doug is particularly well-known for his innovative application of Orff practice to the teaching of jazz and music of diverse cultures, as well as connecting Orff ’s generative ideas with the whole of education, culture, and human potential. In addition to his workshops with local populations, Doug was one of the headliners at numerous ECIS conferences in Europe, EARCOS conferences in Bangkok and Kota Kinabalu, and has been a visiting artist and workshop leader at international schools in Amsterdam, London, Vienna, Budapest, Santiago, Bangkok, Beijing, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Manila, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Yokohama. Keynote Title: THE HUMANITARIAN MUSICIAN What can music contribute to the special challenges of the 21st century? How can music education help create future citizens prepared to meet those challenges? How can we expand our notions of both music and music education to create a humanitarian future? Drawn from 41 years of teaching children in one school and leading Orff Schulwerk courses in 44 countries worldwide, Doug Goodkin will challenge our notions of what music is, how it is essential to every school curriculum, and how it can be enlarged to edge us toward the full possibilities of our humanitarian promise.

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SATURDAY | 2 APRIL 2016 09:45-11:15

CHRISTOPHER BILL Music Having A Career In Music Online (Repeat) - How to create a sustainable virtual career.

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CHRISTINA DY Arts – Visual Level 1- HS 1166 Charcoal Work Subtractive Drawing Workshop - After introducing her own work and demonstrating techniques, Christina will encourage participants to form a circle around the subject (draped sheets). Each person will work on a white piece of paper to complete a ‘negative’ drawing using charcoal and eraser. RHONDA FISHER Counseling Level 1 - MS 1036 Gloom and Doom: Teens and the Neuroscience of Anxiety - It is perfectly normal for teens to feel stressed from time to time, but when stress is chronic and prolonged, anxiety may result. This workshop will address the latest research in the neuroscience of teen anxiety with attention to our students’ various cultural backgrounds. ROBERT GILLESPIE Music – Strings Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1116 Fix Your Orchestra so It Can Perform at Its Best: Identifying and Solving Common Challenges in Rehearsing School Orchestras Analyzing videos of elementary, middle, and high schools’ rehearsals. Identifying what works and what does not. Contrasting videos of model rehearsals: Why they work and bring out the best in teachers and their students’ playing and behavior. DAVID GLEASON Counseling Level 1 - HS Faculty Lounge 1093 May I Have Your Attention, Please? - Learning challenges and mental health problems frequently overlap. Consequently, students get treated for depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, and even poor school fit, when too often, the true culprit is an undiagnosed attention problem.This workshop will review these overlapping conditions and clarify how to make accurate diagnoses for effective interventions.

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TERRY GOETZ Arts – Dance Level 3 - Dance Room Creating Dances: Using Curriculum & Choreographic Forms for Inspiration - Creating dances can be challenging for students and teachers! Choreography may feel intimidating, but it is important that students are given opportunities to synthesize what they have learned and create their own work. Terry will teach choreographic forms such as ABA, ABC, narrative, abstract, and recurring theme by providing clear structures as inspiration for choreography. We will generate movement that is connected to curriculum using choreographic prompts from language arts, science, social studies, and visual arts. Learn how choreographic devices can bring variety to a simple movement phrase. This workshop will offer effective and easy tools to make the creative process and product stress-free and meaningful! DAVID GRAN Arts – Film Level 4 - HS Film Lab 4005 Collaborative Projects for Art & Film - Collaborative projects provide students with authentic audiences for their work and help them make connections to their peers around the world based in their shared enthusiasm for art. The impact on student learning is twofold; first of all it allows the students to see a wide variety of technical and aesthetic responses to the same challenge and imagine new possibilities for their own future work. Having seen these responses made by a community of their peers, they may be empowered to explore a greater range of creative approaches in future project. This presentation will look at some collaborative projects that you can become involved in, and discuss connections between curricula to begin our own. We will also speak to film composer Rolf Becker about his symphony “Sketches of the City,” written with the intention of becoming a collaborative project for film students. JENNIFER HARTLEY Arts – Drama Level 1 - Fine Arts Theater Theatre of the Oppressed: A Breakdown of the Essentials - A whirlwind introduction to all the different strands of Augusto Boal’s “Theatre of the Oppressed” and how this can be used in and out of the classroom. Participants will look at “image theatre,” “invisible theatre,” “rainbow of desire,” “forum theatre,” “newspaper theatre,” “game theory,” and “acting technique.” DINAH HELGESON Music – Choral Level 1 - MS/HS Choir Room 1115 All Music Must Dance - Connecting the Breath and Freeing the Heart - Part II - Vocal Transformation of the Whole Musician - Our journey, our conducting gestures, and the transformation when discovering the hidden treasure in each of our singers creates “power in music.” KEVIN HONEYCUTT Arts – Visual Level 1 - Little Theater Entrepreneurial Learning - Could kids learn about business by being one? Today’s tools and resources allow kids to create, market, and sell their ideas anywhere in the world. There are no barriers save for those we imposed on ourselves. Let’s explore some powerful tools and notions that kids could use to imagine a future where they are successful! MIKE KUCZALA Physical Education Level 2 - HS Gym More Activities from the Kinesthetic Classroom - Want more practical application to help create a Kinesthetic Classroom? This session is for you! Participants will experience - in greater depth - the 6-part framework for using movement including (1) Preparing the Brain, (2) Providing Brain Breaks, (3) Supporting Exercise and Fitness, (4) Creating Class Cohesion, (5) Reviewing Content and (6) Teaching Content. You will leave with dozens of immediately usable classroom applications! 38

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SATURDAY | 2 APRIL 2016 09:45-11:15

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MARTIN ROBINSON Music Level 1- ES Music Room 1164 The Sing-Along Assembly 101 - A veteran leader of 38 sing-along assemblies shares how to plan and lead all school and large group sing-along gatherings. Learn how to build community through fun and active group sing-alongs with no preparation of students required. Selection of material, resources, on-stage leadership, and planning considerations will all be covered and sample programs shared. BRIAN RUSSELL Design Technology Level 4 - HS Room 4030 Questioning the Way We Design in Schools - Participants will be asked to question the notion of the traditional design cycle in favor of a more iterative design model.This will be based upon the current developments taking place in the United Kingdom and will involve drawing and modeling techniques. TED TEMERTZOGLOU Physical Education Level 2 - MS Gym Learning to Train, Training to Win - This active session takes participants through several fitness blasts using the Secondary Functional Fitness Charts (9-12) developed by Thompson Educational Publishing: i) Body Weight -Everyday Equipment ii) Tubing, Dumbbell, Kettlebell iii) Medicine Ball, Stability Ball, Reaction Ball iv) Yoga II Mind, Body, Soul. This series is designed to develop functional movement patterns in a safe way. Students will learn correct movement patterns that will allow them to build the confidence they need to develop into active, healthy adults. These charts increase health and performance related fitness. This workshop is for physical education teachers looking to enhance their instructional strategies for inclusive physical fitness at the secondary level. ANDY VASILY Physical Education Level 1 - AMR 1110 Connecting With Excellence - In this workshop, participants will explore the power of social media in helping to connect them with a web of international excellence in physical education. All participants will leave this session with free resources and other professional development tools that will be guaranteed to immediately improve their teaching practice.

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MARIELLA VITTETOE / SHELLEE BURROUGHS Counseling Level 1 - MS Faculty Lounge Thinking Outside the Box: Working with Loss in International Schools - Through this workshop we will present the experience of grief and loss for third culture kids and the different whole school initiatives implemented to support Mariella and Shellee’s students. We will also look at how these initiatives, in conjunction with personal counseling sessions, fit in with addressing the different stages of loss in an international school setting.


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Teacher Workshops

SATURDAY | 2 APRIL 2016 11:30-12:45

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MICHAEL BALDWIN Design Technology Level 4 - Room 4031 Target Audience: MS / HS Using Student Leadership and Creativity to Create a Sustainable World - This interactive workshop will explore the use of video, music, web design, smart device Apps, and graphic design for non-experts in the development of community service projects. The workshop presenter will share challenges and successes to developing a successful school-wide sustainability project. Participants will be asked to share and problem-solve projects they are working on. Groups based around the five topics will share their insights at the conclusion of the workshop. HAMISH BETTS Arts – Visual Level 1 - MS Art Room 1188 Target Audience: All Experiments and Explosions – Steampunk, Rag-bags, and Wrything in Between - This practical and interactive workshop will give innovative ideas and examples to assist practitioners in creating environments and routines that facilitate open inquiry in the visual arts. The goal is to support students and teachers as they grow in confidence, creativity, and the ability to express themselves with depth and intentionality. We will look at examples of an open art-room design, with classroom management strategies and easy to adapt art techniques and skills. JAMES DOBLE Physical Education Level 2 - Gymnastic Gym Target Audience: All Wall Climbing Fun and Engaging for All - This workshop examines lots of fun warm up games for climbing that create interest and an enjoyable climate for learning. Some fun knots for life will be covered in the middle of the session. Please come prepared to climb in this session.

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KATE DORE General Education Level 1 - MS 1033 Target Audience: K – 12 Handing Over the Roadmap: Fostering Student Ownership through Metacognitive Routines - In this workshop, participants will reflect on Kate’s personal journey curating student ownership of learning through establishing metacognitive routines and developing neurological literacy. This endeavor started as a tangential inquiry into neurology during a 6th grade class, with a provocation of “Are our brains the same”? Their curiosity launched a classroom routine of reflecting on neuroplasticity and brain functioning, in which students support their own learning through knowledge and understanding of how their brains work, and how to take the driver’s seat. MEGAN EDDINGTON Arts - Drama Level 1 - Fine Arts Theater Target Audience: Middle School Devising Drama from Any Text - This practical workshop will share and demonstrate strategies in how to bring a variety of texts to life. Participants will use these strategies to devise a group performance. Firstly, participants will interpret the text, and then build on this understanding to bring it to life on stage, which could be performed in the classroom, or as big as a school production. Materials to take away include an MYP unit plan, supporting literacy scaffolds, and more. MARK ELSHOUT Music Level 1 - Orchestra Room 1116 Target Audience: K – 12 The Sociable iPad (Developing Educational iPad Apps) - Divided into four components, the workshop will demonstrate apps for use in the music classroom that encourage social interaction (maths and LOTE may also be referenced). An overview of the process of app development will show the internals of an app. Ideas on using the iPad’s various capabilities will be demonstrated, and finally, instructions on building simple apps will complete the workshop. Simple app development ideas are suitable for teachers or students. AMY FERGUSON Home Living Cooking Level 1 - Art Room 1147 Target Audience: All Grade Levels Making Cooking Real Again - The Many Benefits of the Art of Cooking - Participants first learn about the essential elements of making a Japanese bento box. A variety of vegetables, fruits, proteins, and other goodies will be provided. Participants will have 20 minutes to create a beautiful and unique bento box. Boxes will be judged and participants will discuss the challenges and the highlights of this culinary experience. Lastly, there will be a discussion of how and why cooking is an essential elective class for students of all ages. KEN FORDE Technology Level 1 - MS Faculty Lounge Target Audience: ES/ MS/ HS Using Google Drive and Auto-crat to Create and Share Assessment - Through Google Drive it is possible to report assessment to students quickly and efficiently using a combination of docs, sheets, and ‘add-ons’. If you are unfamiliar with Google Drive and ‘add-ons’, such as ‘auto-crat’, this is the perfect opportunity to gain an understanding of these highly powerful tools and develop tools for your own practice. ADAM FRASER Arts – Drama Level 1 - AMR 1110 Target Audience: Grades 4 – 12 Social and Emotional Learning through Playback Theatre - This workshop will put into question the role that 21st century morals and ethics has in your classroom. Workshop participants will be given practical demonstrations of the various forms of Playback Theatre and will be led through a concept of “checking in” where participants engage with each other and share a little of what is present in their life.

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Teacher Workshops

SATURDAY | 2 APRIL 2016 11:30-12:45

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CARRIE GREV / CATH RANKIN Arts – Drama Level 1 - MS Drama Room 1149 Target Audience: K – 12 Communicate, Collaborate, and Create - This workshop is practical, verbal, and physical. We will play together with work, where everything is focused into the ‘thinking’ leading into the ‘doing’. The work asks, over and over in many different forms: ‘How can we communicate better? Collaborate better? Engage better? How can we do and be something better?’ The workshop provides exercises that can be applied straight into the classroom context. JOE HOLROYD Art Level 1 - Art Room 1186 Target Audience: All Interdisciplinary Visions - This workshop will work with a range of visual, print, and film texts to interrogate the place and value of interdisciplinary teaching and learning within the arts/language arts in the high school environment. Interactive activities and sharing of previous successful interdisciplinary projects at a range of international schools will unfold around this core enquiry. Input from previous collaborators includes former head of visual arts, NIST, Val McCubbin (aide). MARNIE HURST Music Level 1 - HS Band Room 1128 Target Audience: Elem. School Student-Generated Children’s Musical Theater in Upper Elementary School - From conception to production, a guide to leading your upper elementary school students through the process of putting on an original musical theater production. This workshop will include a “toolkit” of valuable organizational tools and resources for you to take away and use at your own school.

BETTY LIN Music Level 1 - MS 1127 Target Audience: Grades 6–12 Using Think-Aloud Protocol and “Tech”niques for the Performing Arts Classrooms - The Think-Aloud protocol is an easy technique that can be used to enhance students’ learning and the teacher’s understanding of that learning in and out of the classroom. In this workshop, teachers, in small groups, will experience first-hand how to use the Think-Aloud protocol for the classroom. They will use exemplars provided by the presenter, and they will have the opportunity to discuss and work out ways they can adapt the protocol to suit their classroom environments for teaching and learning. ROBERT LYREN Technology Level 4 - HS Film Lab 4005 Target Audience: All Four Practical Production Lessons for Beginning Student Filmmakers - The presentation aims to showcase four different filmmaking lessons to give beginning student filmmakers a solid foundation in basic filmmaking techniques. The practical lessons are modeled on essential techniques used by professional filmmakers.These lessons provide students with the necessary foundation for developing filmmaking skills. Topics include: how to properly film a conversation between two actors. MARC MATHYK Art Level 1 - HS Room 1169 Target Audience: All Gettin’ Wit Da Timez: Modernizing the Art Approach - Looking at different ways to teach art that makes it interesting and relevant for teachers and students. ANTON PETROV Technology Level 1 - MS 1036 Target Audience: K – 12 21st Century Education through Video Games and Youtube - This workshop intends to explore the modern phenomenon of sandbox video games and their potential use in the classroom. Youtube as a new platform for lesson delivery will also be discussed and presented from practical perspective. CAMARIN SACHDEVA General Education Level 1 - MS 1034 Target Audience: K – 12 Executive Function Skills – A Core Cognitive Component in the Area of Personal, Social, and Academic Performance - The purpose of this workshop is to present educators with the theoretical background of the core cognitive component of development referred as executive function skills.This workshop addresses both mindset and tools and strategies that educators can implement in classroom as well as with parents’ involvement to help students with weak executive function skills develop autonomy and ownership in area of personal, social. and academic performance. Participants will develop an in- depth understanding of executive function skills and processes; and, just how executive function skills influence students to achieve success across grade levels, will be explored. AMY SMITH Physical Education Level 1 - HS Faculty Lounge 1093 Target Audience: MS/HS The PE Teacher’s Guide to Teaching Health - In an international community, health education is often added as an afterthought or tasked to physical education teachers who do not have enough time to prepare. In this interactive workshop, participants will be provided with a toolkit of ready-to-go projects and lesson ideas that are current and relevant to the unique needs of the international student. Please bring your laptop! “Innovating Arts and Motion.”

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MATTHEW JOHNSON General Education Level 1 - MS 1035 Target Audience: K – 12 Aspiring Administrators: Taking the Next Step toward Leadership - Whether you are a classroom teacher, instructional coach, grade level coordinator, or teacher leader, there are very practical steps that you can take to move forward into an administrative role. In this workshop, we will explore topics such as: building a portfolio, finding a mentor, creating a positive online presence, strengthening relationships, and conceptualizing your own vision and beliefs. If you are interested in becoming an administrator, you can take that first step today!


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Teacher Workshops

SATURDAY | 2 APRIL 2016 11:30-12:45

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JOSEPH LAWRENCE VASILE Arts – Visual Level 1- HS 1166 Target Audience: All Peace Flags in the Wind - Peace Flags in the Wind is an international traveling art installation that uses that universal language of the arts, as a catalyst to bring peace, happiness, and oneness into the world. Workshops attendees will experience the exhibit hands on and create a peace flag on fabric. Participants will view award-winning videos and documentaries that show the grassroots journey of the art installation. From an art class in Miami to the 10,000 people who joined the exhibit, to a plethora of installations at respected museums across the globe. Mr. Vasile is also producing a bilingual book, illustrated and written by his students at Yangon International School, that will be given to orphans. JUNIATA WIBLE Music Level 1 - MS/HS Choir Room 1115 Target Audience: MS/HS Addressing Community and Global Issues through Show Choir Productions - How can school productions be a vehicle for student character development and community service? Learn how your music department can raise awareness and promote action to address community needs and global issues. Using examples from previous shows, the workshop will give you a template for planning a production that can educate and inspire your school community to honestly present issues such as human trafficking, poverty, and family relationships.

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SATURDAY | 2 APRIL 2016 13:45-15:15

PETER BOONSHAFT Music – Strings Level 1 - HS Band Room 1128 Inspired Teaching: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue! - Using time-tested wisdom, advances in modern technology, borrowed insights on how students learn, and the message held in a simple blue box, we can inspire students to learn and flourish. This session will be useful for conductors and teachers of any level and type of ensemble. ALEC COUROS Technology Level 2 - MS Media Center Computer Lab Designing for Online & Blended Courses (Part II) - While learning managements systems like Moodle and Blackboard are still popular choices for facilitating online and augmented courses, these systems are being challenged by ‘small-tools’ loosely-joined’ approaches to instructional design. This workshop will outline various pedagogical approaches used to construct learning environments based on freely available or low-cost tools. Participants will learn the ins and outs of some of the most common and powerful tools while coming to understand the pedagogical frameworks afforded by distributed learning environment design. Both closed and open models of learning will be explored throughout the workshop. CHRISTINA DY Arts – Visual Level 1 - HS 1166 Charcoal Work Subtractive Drawing Workshop (Repeat) - After introducing her own work and demonstrating techniques, Christina will encourage participants to form a circle around the subject (draped sheets). Each person will work on a white piece of paper to complete a ‘negative’ drawing using charcoal and eraser. JENNY FRANCO-MARSH / AMANDA ABEL Counseling Level 1 - MS Faculty Lounge Sandplay Therapy: A Therapeutic Intervention for Students Who Don’t Want to Talk and for Counselors, Short on Time - Are you looking for a more efficient and creative way to understand and support your students? Come and learn Sandplay Therapy techniques! After 25 combined years of practicing therapy, Amanda and Jenny brought Sandplay to their school’s counseling department, and it has infused a new energy into their program. This technique crosses cultures, bringing healing and solutions to a wide range of difficulties encountered by children of all ages. Be prepared to observe Sandplay in action and engage in thoughtful discussions of the technique with colleagues in our field! KIRA GALBRAITH Counseling Level 1 - HS Faculty Lounge 1093 Challenging Negative Thought Patterns - This presentation will provide insight into common negative thought processes and patterns that individuals fall back on when faced with anxiety, stress, and depression. Strategies and tools will be provided on how to challenge and replace them with healthier perceptions, thoughts, and behaviors.

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SATURDAY | 2 APRIL 2016 13:45-15:15

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DOUG GOODKIN Music Level 1- ES Music Room 1164 Jazz for All Ages - How can we make the complexities of jazz accessible to young children? Drawing from his groundbreaking book Now’s the Time and over four decades of experience teaching jazz through the pedagogy of Orff Schulwerk, Doug will help us demystify this great art form. Using children’s games, movement, speech, body percussion, and simple jazz arrangements for Orff ensemble, we will play our way to understanding what makes jazz, jazz and how to improvise in various styles. Those who play band instruments should bring them to add to the ensemble. MARK HILL Arts – Drama Level 1 - Fine Arts Theater Collaboratively Creating Performance Using Gesture - Clear and interesting gestures are key to all strong character work. Learn three types of gesture and how to sequence theme into a fun, heightened performance based on a theme. Adjust using tempo, spatial relationships, and objects and you’ll have your students amazed at how quick and easy it is to make amazing theatre. KEVIN HONEYCUTT Arts – Visual Level 1 - Little Theater Hooking Learners with Digital Tools - In this session Kevin shares free tools as well as stories about schools and classrooms that have used them to engage learners and learning. Kevin inspires educators to use exciting tools to reach even the reluctant learner. MIKE KUCZALA Physical Education Level 2 - HS Gym Brain Principles and Brain Breaks (Repeat) - There are 6 key brain principles that support using movement in all learning situations. Discover how concepts based around novelty, emotion, meaning, social interaction, concrete experience and more dictate that educators get their students up and moving! Furthermore, the question of “Why does movement enhance the learning process?” will be answered. This session will also provide plenty of movement as participants will experience many different brain breaks that are immediately usable in the classroom!

JOEL PRESTI / CASSANDRA BASILE AP Level 1 - MS 1034 Intercultural Competencies: How College Board Initiatives Align with International Schools’ Academic Goals - From integrating service learning into AP courses to the development of the interdisciplinary AP Capstone program, the College Board continues to adapt and evolve its curricular programs through key partnerships and innovation. This session will explore AP developments and newly formed partnerships with organizations as diverse as WE.org,The Atlantic, the American Councils, and the National Constitution Center to further our shared goals of educating and empowering critical-thinking, globally minded student scholars. This session will spark discussion and debate and provide practical takeaways for experienced AP teachers, new AP teachers, and also those teaching curricula outside the AP. NOEL ROBERTS Counseling Level 1 - MS 1036 How Inquiry-Based Learning Promotes Student Self-Authorship, “Investigating the Provocative Moment” - The objective of this workshop is to help participants assist students in an inquiry-based learning environment, to develop their internal voice and meet the challenges of adult life. The workshop outlines how students move through different phases toward self-authorship. It defines the “Crossroads” and its relationship to the “Provocative Moment”, and discusses ways participants can identify, embrace, and utilize the “Provocative Moment” to help students self-author. Finally, the workshop offers “Three Core Principles” for educational practice that help create student self-authorship. TED AND CAROLYN TEMERTZOGLOU Physical Education Level 2 - MS Gym Activating Physically Literate Communities - See how communities across Canada are changing how physical education is implemented. Infused with physical literacy strategies, assessment and evaluation practices and core health issues, the Healthy Active Living: Keep Fit, Stay Healthy, Have Fun and Kinesiology: An Introduction to Exercise Science resources help secondary students succeed.

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BREEN O’REILLY Arts – Film Level 4 - HS Film Lab 4005 You Have to See these Documentaries! - How can we use documentaries to enhance learning beyond the film class? Do documentaries tell the truth? What can a visually literate student discern from viewing a documentary? This presentation will examine the ways documentaries aim to convince the audience. We will view clips from a wide variety of documentary films and will include several practical activities that can be used in the high school and middle school classroom.


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Workshop Presenters MARIA ELEANOR BARLONGAY Maria Eleanor Mabaquiao-Barlongay, or simply “Yek” to her students, is a dancer, choreographer, and educator. Her formal training in various dances such as classical ballet, modern jazz, and tap dance started at the age of four at the Julie Borromeo Dance Arts Studio. She was a member of the premier Jazz dance company Douglas Nierras’ Powerdance. As a member of the dance company, she performed and participated in various local and international dance concerts and expositions. She was a creative director and choreographer of ADB Dance Guild. Presently, she is a faculty member of the International School Manila, where she has been teaching beginning dance, advanced dance, and ISM Dance Company and has been choreographing for the school’s various productions.Yek is also a certified Zumba instructor (ZIN member), has attended further dance studies and professional dance teacher’s workshop in the University of California in Sacramento, USA. Recently, she was invited to choreographed the tap number for La Cage Aux Folles that was shown in Manila last February and August 2015. CASSANDRA BASILE Cassandra is the associate director for International Planning and Outreach at the College Board. She is responsible for professional development event promotion and marketing strategy in an effort to increase awareness and implementation of College Board’s programs and services. Prior to joining the College Board, she spent three years in marketing at an international education technology company. Originally from Thousand Oaks, California, Cassandra has spent the last five years in New York City working in the fine art industry, technology, and education. She holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude from California State University, Northridge. ROLF BECKER Born in April 1962 in Selters, Germany, Rolf graduated in 1984 from Staatliche Musikhochschule, Cologne, Germany. He has been a professional musician, composer, arranger (orchestrator), conductor and producer since 1984. He has worked on collaboration as musician (all saxophones, clarinets, flutes), conductor and arranger for RIAS Big Band (Radio Big Band Berlin), HR Big Band (Radio Big Band in Frankfurt), Paul Kuhn Orchestra, Gunter Noris Big Band, Sammy Davis Jr., Shirley Bassey, Gloria Gaynor, and many more. As collaboration as composer, orchestrator, and producer he has worked for various German and international radio, TV, and movie production companies, e.g. 1998 “Liebe Deine Nachste”; 2000-2005 “Tatort” (German crime series); 2006 “Die Heilerin 2&3” (German movie series for TV); 2006-2009 “Lily Schonauer” (German & Austrian co-production for TV); 2008 “John Rabe” (award winning cinema production); Rudi Carrell production, weekly comedy show for German TV; soundtrack for Keanu Reeves’ youngest movie “The Man of Tai Chi,” and many more. CHRISTOPHER BILL Chris is an up-and-coming musician based outside of New York City. He has been playing piano since he was six years old, trombone since he was 10, and he has been composing/arranging since he was 12. He has a bachelor of music for classical trombone performance at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music in New York. While at the conservatory he studied with critically acclaimed trombonists Weston Sprott (Metropolitan Opera), Denson Paul-Pollard (Metropolitan Opera), John Fedchock (Grammy nominated jazz trombonist), and the absolutely incomparable Timothy Albright. Chris is best known for his all-trombone arrangements of popular songs. His YouTube Channel has been gaining popularity since the summer of 2012 when he posted his version of Owl City’s “Fireflies” for six trombones. More recently, a cover of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” where Chris uses a looping station to compose the song on the spot went viral in the spring of 2014. His videos have amassed over 9 million views and a following of over 75,000 subscribers. In April 2014, Chris independently released his first cover album, Breakthrough, followed by his Christmas album, Smiling’s My Favorite. Since graduating from the Purchase Conservatory, Chris enjoys a busy schedule of performances, clinics, and masterclasses. In addition to producing a new video every Saturday for his YouTube Channel, he often performs at festivals such as the American Trombone Workshop, Midwest Clinic,Texas Bandmasters Association, Con Brio Festivals, Conn-Selmer Institute, and the International Trombone Festival. PETER BOONSHAFT Called one of the most exciting and exhilarating voices in music education today, Peter Loel Boonshaft has been invited to speak or conduct in every state in the USA and around the world. He is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling books “Teaching Music with Passion, Teaching Music with Purpose, and Teaching Music with Promise, as well as his first book for teachers of other disciplines, Teaching with Passion, Purpose and Promise. He is also co-author of Alfred Music Publishing’s new beginning method book series, Sound Innovations for Band and Sound Innovations for Strings, as well as Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band and Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Advanced Concert Band. Honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education, he is currently on the faculty of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is professor of Music. Dr. Boonshaft has received official proclamations from the Governors of five states and a Certificate of Appreciation from former President Ronald Reagan, as well as performing for former President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton, and for Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. His honors also include being selected three times as a National Endowment for the Arts Artist in Residence.

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Workshop Presenters ANDREA CAPRANICO Andrea is a documentary filmmaker based in Manila, Philippines. Born and raised in Italy, he graduated with a masters degree in chemistry and, after a few years of science research and corporate work, he started to pursue his dream of being a world traveler, a photographer, and a filmmaker. His first long-feature documentary, “The Undertaker,” had its world premiere at the Singapore International Film Festival 2014. Hollywood Reporter picked it as one of the nine must-see movies at the festival, and it has also been selected in competition in a number of festivals around the world. Andrea’s second long-feature documentary is “The Landscape Within” (a lyrical portrait of a body-painter and conceptual artist in rural Philippines) while continuing production of his third feature documentary “Alvis for PRES” (the story of a Filipino Elvis Presley impersonator committed to industrial safety and motivational seminars in the outskirts of Manila). ASHLEY CASEY Ashley Casey, a lecturer in pedagogy at Loughborough University (UK) and an sdjunct senior lecturer at the University of Limerick (Ireland), has published 24 peer-reviewed papers in the last four years and is an active member of a number of international organisations. He is a member of the British Educational Research Association and is currently the co-convenor of the Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy SIG. He is a member of the Association of Physical Education and chair of their research committee. Ashley is a member of the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education, an associate editor of the Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy journal, a member of the editorial board of the journals QUEST and Cultura_Ciencia_Deporte, and he reviews for a number of international journals. He is active on Twitter, writes a weekly research blog for teachers at www.peprn.com, and publishes a weekly podcast. His website has received over 100,000 unique visitors from 120 countries since its inception in July 2010. MATTHEW CHADWICK Matthew comes to education from a previous career in software engineering at Nike and several startups. He is now an enthusiastic educator, learner, and advocate for the Maker Movement. Currently he is the middle school technology coordinator at International School Manila for the last seven years as well as more recently the middle school robotics teacher. He completed his undergraduate degree in management onformation systems with a minor in law from Oregon State University as well as a masters in education from Portland State University. He is also an Apple Certified Support Professional, Apple Certified Technical Coordinator, and Microsoft Certified Professional. He has also completed extensive teacher training for robotics at Carnegie Mellon University in NXT/EV3 and Robot C programming. ALEC COUROS Dr. Couros is an associate professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He has given hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics such as openness in education, networked learning, social media in education, digital citizenship, and critical media literacy. His graduate and undergraduate courses help current and future educators understand how to use and take advantage of the educational potential offered by the tools of connectivity.

MELISSA COX Melissa is a senior lecturer at Emory University, where she teaches 1st, 2nd, and 3rd semester music theory as well as music-history related courses. Before coming to Emory, she taught AP music theory for 12 years at The Gregory School (then St. Gregory School), in Tucson, Arizona. She is a long-time reader for the AP Music Theory exam, and has served on the Test Development Committee and the AP Consultant Advisory Board. She is currently a member of the Steering Committee for the AP Annual Conference. Melissa regularly presents workshops and institutes throughout the United States. She holds degrees in musicology from Harvard and in conducting from the University of Arizona. When not immersed in music theory, she cooks enthusiastically, visits her grandchildren, and travels around the world with her husband. RINGO DINGRANDO Ringo is self-appointed commander-in-chief of the high school robotics program at International School Manila. In this role he teaches robotics courses and manages (barely) the robotics club. He also serves as program leader of the design technology department and teaches physics. Ringo studied physics and education at the University of Missouri but now calls Colorado home. When not immersed in education, Ringo enjoys helping his wife Jillian design hi-tech Halloween costumes for his brand new son. These costumes traditionally involve Arduino, laser cutting, 3D printing, soldering, and impracticality. STEVE DODD A national coach and with 25 years of teaching experience together with 10+ years teaching A Level, AS/A2 physical education, BTEC sports science, and more recently 3 years of IB sports, exercise, and health science, Steve brings a great level of knowledge and enthusiasm for a wonderful subject that allows students to further their interest and understanding of sport and exercise in a wider context. He is currently high school program leader at International School Manila where he has been working for the last 14 years, all while continually looking to enhance the curriculum and profile for physical education. He recently presented IB Sports Sscience - The Flipped Approach at EARCOS in Shanghai and assisted in the delivery of a C1/C2 IB SEHS workshop in Manila.

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Workshop Presenters CHRISTINA DY An artist that continues to push the boundaries of drawing, Christina has been creating large-scale charcoal works that are part drawing, performance, and installation. Recently she has turned her attention to the drawing surface itself­­­—paper. She now experiments with paper and the different ways of folding—traditional, rigid, wet—and combining it with drawing. She also creates works in collaboration with other artists, combining drawing and craft with photography.

MARILYN GEORGE Marilyn has been the associate executive director of the Accrediting Commission for Schools, the Western Association for Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), since 1987. As the associate executive director, her responsibilities for the entire WASC region include: working with international, national, and state governments, ACS WASC partner associations, school districts, and individual schools in developing and refinement of overall policies, understandings, and detailed procedures; creating/refining accreditation criteria, materials, and processes. Prior to joining ACS WASC, she taught at the K-12 and college levels and has been a professional development specialist, a trainer, a consultant, and a high school district administrator of professional development and state/federal programs. Marilyn has given presentations and written articles and other publications in the areas of staff development, mentoring, and accreditation. Her degrees are from Westminster College (B.S.), University of Wisconsin, Madison (M.S.), and University of California Los Angeles, UCLA, (Ed.D.). ROBERT GILLESPIE Robert Gillespie, violinist and professor of music, is responsible for string teacher training at The Ohio State University, which has one of the largest and most extensive string pedagogy degree programs in the nation. Under Dr. Gillespie’s leadership, Ohio State University received the 2015 Institutional String Education Award as the premier string education university in the country. Dr. Gillespie is a past national President of the American String Teachers Association. He is a frequent guest conductor of All-State, region, and festival orchestras. He is co-author of the Hal Leonard string method book series, Essential Elements for Strings. Also he is co-author of the college text Strategies for Teaching Strings: Building a Successful School Orchestra Program, the String Clinics to Go DVD series, and the Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra texts for GIA publications. He received the Distinguished Scholar award for 2002-2003 in the School of Music at Ohio State University. During the 2015-2016 academic year, Gillespie is giving string pedagogy and research presentations, and conducting orchestra performances in Texas, Indiana, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Ohio, and internationally in Manila, Philippines, and Rome, Italy. DAVID GLEASON Dr. Gleason is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of providing counseling, consulting and neuropsychological assessment services within independent and international schools. David earned a B.A. in psychology & theology (1982) and an M.A. in counseling children & adolescents (1987) from Boston College before earning a Psy.D. at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (1993). After serving for several years as administrative director of student support services (full-time psychologist in residence) at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, Dr. Gleason opened his own clinical practice in 2000. Subsequently, in 2002, eager to reconnect with an independent school faculty, he joined Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts, as that school’s consulting psychologist. Dr. Gleason’s article, “Trouble In Paradise,” was published in NewsLinks (Fall 2013), and he has just completed a book on a related topic targeted for publication within the next year. David and his wife, Amy—a math teacher at another independent boarding school—have been fully immersed in the world of independent schools as they have raised their three children while living on a boarding school campus. TERRY GOETZ Terry is director of the Creative Dance Center in Seattle, Washington. She has been on the faculty of the Creative Dance Center since 2000 and began training with CDC founder Anne Green Gilbert in 1997. She teaches nurturing baby, parent/toddler, and parent/child creative dance classes and ballet and modern dance for older children and adults.Terry has taught in preschools, elementary classrooms, and studios throughout the Seattle area since retiring from Pacific Northwest Ballet where she danced from 1988-1995. Terry presents workshops locally, nationally, and internationally, training dance teachers, educators, early childhood specialists, and teaching artists in BrainDance and Brain-Compatible Dance Education. Terry is an active member of the National Dance Education Organization and is past-president of the Dance Educators Association of Washington. In 2015 Terry was named Dance Educator of the Year by DEAW. This annual award is presented to dance educators working in the state of Washington. DOUG GOODKIN (See page 36) DAVID GRAN David has been teaching art and film classes for 15 years, for most of that time at the Shanghai American School, with his wife Kim. In addition to teaching IB film & IB art, David is a moderator for IB film, was an organizer of the original Learning 2.0 conference in Shanghai, and the founder of the Shanghai Student Film Festival (now in its ninth year). David is an Apple Distinguished Educator, an Adobe Education Leader, and a National Board Certified Teacher. David is passionate about the intersection of technology and creativity in art education, and writes a monthly column on that subject for School Arts Magazine.

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Workshop Presenters JENNIFER HARTLEY Dr. Hartley is an award winning director, writer, humanitarian and applied theatre practitioner who has received global recognition for her work. An international director, Jennifer lectures on drama theory and practice, and specialises in applied theatre working extensively with Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. Through study and practise Jennifer developed her own working practise from these methods, a practise she now uses to work with minority and oppressed groups worldwide. This has led to a number of studies, publications and plays. Jennifer regularly works on various applied theatre projects around the world and is the founder and director of the award winning charity Theatre versus Oppression (TVO) and co-founder and director of Multi Story Media Ltd. She recently completed a 13-part documentary series working with torture victims in South America using applied film and a docufilm set in Wales about human trafficking. DINAH HELGESON Dinah recently retired from International School Bangkok after nine years as head of fine arts and the high school choir director. Prior to living in Bangkok, Dinah was in demand as a guest conductor/choral clinician for several All-State choir and provincial festivals throughout the U.S.A., Canada, and Southeast Asia. Since her retirement, she has returned to guest conducting, facilitating vocal/choir retreats/teacher workshops and adjudicating. Dinah graduated with a degree in secondary music education from Pacific Lutheran University. While at PLU, Dinah was member and soprano soloist with “The Choir of the West” under the direction of Dr. Maurice Skones. She studied with Barbara Poulshock and was the “Cecelia Shultz Soloist” winner in 1976. Dinah pursued graduate studies at University of Southern California where she studied with Dr. Rod Eichenberger. She considers Richard Nace, Geoffrey Boers, and the late John Trepp three of her dearest mentors. MARK HILL Mark is an international physical theatre performer, director, and educator. He has worked with cutting edge Australian companies Zen Zen Zo, The Danger Ensemble, and De Quincey Co, and has performed with international Butoh companies Dairakudakan (Japan) and SU-EN Butoh Company (Europe). Mark has also applied his skills to the music industry. He toured for two years with Cabaret Punk musician, Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls. Mark has taught physical theatre around the world. He is a teacher for National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia (NIDA), works extensively for International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA), is an Australian Education Foundation Ambassador, and an ASIALINK Leader Alumni. Mark has recently enjoyed the challenge of applying his work to more social settings. He has worked for various NGOs including Theatre versus Oppression, The Philippine Community Fund, and Sharing Stories, which work with refugees in Africa, children in Manila’s slums, and with indigenous communities in remote Australia respectively. Applied theatre is something he looks forward to doing more of in the future. KEVIN HONEYCUTT In August of 1991, Kevin accepted a position in the Inman Kansas School District to teach 1-12 art. His experiences with the students at Inman inspired him to introduce related projects to students around the world. While in the classroom, he began presenting and keynoting at educational conferences, sharing experiences with project-based learning (PBL) strategies to reach all learners, but particularly those at risk. Kevin began to realize that his own life experiences as a child of poverty often gave a unique perspective to educators striving to reach these students. In 2006, he co-created the Life-Practice Model as a framework for teachers wanting to implement PBL in their classrooms. Since 2007, Kevin has been the host of a creative learning website called ArtSnacks, an online art community with over 150 tutorials that support art curricula. ArtSnacks now serves over 10,000 students and a multitude of schools around the world. In 2009 he realized his dream of creating Podstock Conference. Kevin was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2011 and he has assisted many faculties in their efforts to get the most from Apple’s tools in their classrooms. Since 2011, Kevin annually has presented to over 100,000 educators and entrepreneurs. TOYM IMAO Toym is a storyteller and multi-media artist. He is a sculptor and painter in both classical and contemporary styles, a writer, and a filmmaker. His formal training came from the University of the Philippines (B.S. architecture, masters in fine arts) and Maryland Institute College of Arts (M.A. sculpture) under a Fulbright Scholarship. He was a resident artist of the Creative Alliance in Baltimore for two years. He studied film and apprenticed under premier Philippine director Marilou Diaz-Abaya. He is the recipient of Most Outstanding Capampangan Award for Achievement in the Field of Sculpture, given by the Provincial Government of Pampanga in 2003; the Gawad Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan (sculpture) given by the City of Manila in 2010; and the Gawad Parangal para sa Sining sa Larangan ng Eskultura by Quezon City in 2012. He was the set designer for the very well-received musical Mabining Mandirigma (2015)and has recently been cited for best production design (New Breed Category) in the 10th Cinemalaya Film Festival (2014) for “K’ na the Dreamweaver”. MARK JENKINS (See page 24) MIKE KUCZALA (See page 12)

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Workshop Presenters GERRY LEONARDO Gerry is a special education teacher for visual arts at the Philippine High School for the Arts. He graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts’ sculpture program and was named most outstanding graduate of the MFA program of Kyoto Seika University in 1994. Gerry is the recipient of several awards such as the Asian Cultural Council Grant, the Rotary International Study Grant, and the Freeman Fellowship Grant. He was awarded the CCP 13 Art Award in 2000. He is best known around Manila for his large scale sculptures, such as the one near the International School Manila campus is Balanghai. CAMERON McHALE Cameron brings 13 years of elementary and secondary physical education teaching experience in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Tanzania, and currently Vietnam, where he is head of elementary PE at United Nations International School. He has spent eight of those years teaching the primary years PE program and is an advocate for the concept-based approach for teaching young learners, particularly the area of adventure challenge. He recently completed his masters in education through Canterbury University where he completed his thesis on implementing adventure-based learning within a PE program. He won an EARCOS study grant for this work on action research. BREEN O’REILLY Breen teaches IB film and film studies at the International School of Beijing and is a principal examiner for the IB. He is a member of the team creating the new IB film curriculum. He became the first online IB film teacher in 2011. He is particularly interested in visual literacy across the curriculum and the role of film in the non-film class. His favourite films are Psycho, The Imposter, and Behind the Sun.

JOAN PIPKIN Joan is currently a string orchestra director at Taipei American School where she teaches musicianship and string techniques for orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance with students in grades 3-12. She began her career in music as a freelance cellist in New York City performing a wide range of music that included solo recitals, chamber music tours with Community Concerts, principal cellist positions in the New York and Mexico and Broadway shows. Her initial education included a bachelor of music in cello performance from Boston University and a master of music in cello performance from The Julliard School. A move to Los Angeles was followed by another to Taipei, where she found her place as a principal cellist. She joined the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of Taiwan Strings, the Taipei Melange Trio and the AiKuang Sun Philharmonic as well as starting a private teaching studio. After a few years, she was given the opportunity to teach strings at the Taipei American School. Furthering her musical education, she completed a master of education from Framingham State and The Conductors Institute at Bard College. She was the guest conductor at the 2014 Southeast Asia Honor Orchestra and Choir Festival at AISG and continues to perform chamber music with her colleagues at Taipei American School. Additionally, she served for three years as the music director for the International Community Choir and organized several charity concerts with students at TAS. JOEL PRESTI Joel is the associate director for international implementation at the College Board. Based at the College Board national headquarters in New York City, Joel works closely with both U.S. and international higher education institutions in an effort to increase awareness and understanding of College Board programs, services, and not-for-profit mission to connect students to college opportunity and success. Prior to joining the College Board, he worked in college admissions for six years at Oberlin College, specializing in international student recruitment, admissions, and financial aid. Originally from Lafayette, Indiana, Joel has also lived and worked in Maine, New York, Ohio, Northern Ireland, and Germany, and has traveled to over 60 countries. He holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree from Columbia University. BRIAN RUSSELL Brian has a degree in three-dimensional design and originally trained as a primary school teacher. He has recently retired having taught designing and making in a variety of schools over a 40-year period. Brian developed a product design course which is now the second most popular post 14 D&T course in England. He worked until recently as principal moderator and chief examiner for that course and prior to that was a senior moderator for the advanced level product design course, a total of over 25 years in the examining system. Brian is now involved in a new working partnership with two other retired teachers, to provide training and support for schools. In this role he runs training workshops, develops teaching resources and offers consultancy services. RENCIE SANTOS Rencie is an award winning Filipino jewellery designer who has a reputation for unique, high quality, imaginative work: unique sculptural pieces which you can wear. He works with a wide variety of materials and unusual designs. Rencie sells his work in hotels, shopping malls and through magazines and fashion shows. He has run workshops for International School Manila, embassy personnel, and currently runs the fashion accessories courses at The Fashion Institute of the Philippines. His work can be seen on his website http:// www.renciesantos.com

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Workshop Presenters BARBARA SUNDAY Barbara began her teaching career in Jamaica, and has taught AP studio art at Sentinel Secondary School in West Vancouver, Canada, for many years. Barb is also an experienced elementary teacher, served as district art coordinator, and lectured at the university level. She has been an AP studio art reader for 16 years and served as a table leader at the reading for four years. She has led numerous AP and pre-AP workshops across Canada and internationally for MAIS, NESA, EARCOS, and AISA. Barb presented summer institutes worldwide from Detroit and San Diego to Hawaii and Dubai. Barb has been the recipient of the NAEA Pacific Region Art Educator of the Year Award, the Canadian Art Educator of the Year, and the BCATA Art Teacher of The Year Award. She has presented at the AP Annual Conference and has served three years on their steering committee. CAROLYN TEMERTZOGLOU Carolyn teaches health and physical education in the teacher education program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Through Carolyn’s many years of educational experience as a teacher, department head, curriculum writer, and teacher educator, she advocates for quality daily health and physical education programs. Carolyn is the recipient of the Ontario Supervision of Physical and Health Education Teacher Advocacy Award for her work in supporting pre-service and in-service health and physical education teachers with their practice. She has an MA in education from OISE, and her research interests include teacher development in health and physical education. Carolyn has been actively involved in writing and reviewing curriculum and curriculumsupports for the Ministry of Education and serves on several provincial committees. She is the co-author of the Exercise Science Workbook/Lab Manual (Thompson Educational Publishing 2003), co-author of the Functional Fitness Charts, Perfect Practice, Game On (2012) and a contributing author for Teaching Physical Education Today: Canadian Perspectives (2013). TED TEMERTZOGLOU Ted was a health and physical education teacher for the Toronto District School Board for 20 years, and has taught in the Birchmount Exceptional Athlete Program. Presently he works with Thompson Educational Publishing, creating learning resources for health and physical education K-12. He is the lead author for many books, including the newly released Kinesiology: An Introduction to Exercise Science, 2nd Edition (university preparation course), Healthy Active Living: Keep Fit Stay Healthy Have Fun used in Ontario and New Brunswick and the Functional Fitness Chart Series K-12.Ted is a former Ontario board representative for Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada advocating and promoting the importance of quality daily health and physical education programs in schools across Canada. He is a certified personal trainer with The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiologist. Ted was the recipient of the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award in 2008. He completed his MA in physical and health education with a research focus in student success and teacher-student rapport. Ted works with PE teachers from around the world delivering keynote addresses and conducting workshops in the USA, Asia, Europe, and Africa, and he is excited to return to EARCOS. ANDY VASILY Andy is a leading teacher who has taught at international baccalaureate schools in four different countries over the past 15 years. He completed his teaching training at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Andy finished up teaching at the Nanjing International School in China in June of 2015 and is now an international educational consultant and founder of the award winning blog www.pyppewithandy.com

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 $1,500 dollars to Operation Smile, dedicated in providing free surgeries to repair cleft palates and other facial deformities for children around the globe.

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EARCOS Practitioner Presenters AMANDA ABEL Amanda is a licensed school/community counselor for the state of Indiana. She has worked in private practice in the United States and in Vietnam. She is currently a social/emotional counselor in the middle school at Concordia International School Shanghai. (Fun fact: In her spare time, Amanda enjoys collecting seashells on the beaches of South East Asia.) DAVID ALLEN Originally from Pensacola Beach, Florida, David earned his bachelor’s degree in music education (K-12) from the University of Southern Mississippi, minoring in psychology and sociology. Soon after, he began his teaching career in central Florida. Subsequently, Mr. Allen earned his master’s degree in education with an emphasis incurriculum & program development administration from the National-Louis University at the National College of Education. In his 26-year career, his concert bands and jazz bands have consistently earned superior ratings at Florida Bandmaster’s Association music festivals and contests. Most recently, his middle school band won the Disney Arts Festival Award in 2014 and 2015. In addition, his middle school band was designated a superior band program by the Florida Department of Education, Florida Schools Music Associationk, and the Florida Bandmaster’s Association. Currently, he is finishing a doctorate degree in higher education leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. KEITH ALLERTON Keith is a performing arts teacher at Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS). He is responsible for teaching music and drama to all students in grades K-5. He is also an avid director and has directed over 75 musicals and plays in his career. Keith is also a member of the EARCOS Teacher Advisory Committee, a position he has held for the past four years. ROBERT ANDERSON Rob Anderson has been teaching design and technology subjects for 20-plus years; he has a very keen interest in encompassing current industry practices and technology into classroom experiences for students. Rob’s commitment is to daily offer opportunities to students that allow them to not only feel comfortable in interacting with this changing world of school and work, but feel empowered to change it for the better. ALISON ARMSTRONG Alison has been teaching music in a range of international settings for nine years. She has taught predominantly in IB schools with students between the ages of three and 20. A singer by training, she enjoys teaching students who are new to reading, writing, and performing music. She is currently teaching at Vientiane International School in Laos. LUCY ATKINSON Lucy is a practicing artist and designer who has taught art and design for 30 years in a variety of settings and lead roles, from secondary school to university. She is currently teaching visual art in middle and senior school in China, Lucy has a keen interest in enabling students to see possibilities and experiment with their work. She delights in seeing students enjoy the process of discovering how good their creative ability really is. 52

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MICHAEL BALDWIN Dr. Baldwin has presented at education conferences in the United States and internationally. He has published journal articles on topics from standardized testing, inquiry instruction, to science education. He has experience as a curriculum specialist, campus administrator, and science instructor. He has taught biology, chemistry, physics, AP science courses, education leadership, and pre-service science courses. Presently he is the curriculum coordinator and science teacher at the Dalian American International School in China. SHANI BEN-AROYA Shani believes fervently in the power of drama to inspire students to be creative, gain confidence, and enrich their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Having taken to the stage at a young age, Shani shares a passion for drama and wishes to share this with students. The love for travel and photography, led to a move to Singapore, where Shani has been teaching for the past four years. Whilst here, Shani has taught drama projects for NGOs, and school students, both in Cambodia and Japan. Shani has travelled extensively in the EARCOS region. MELISSA BERG Melissa is the middle school counselor at Seoul International School. She is from Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA) where she worked at Spanish Immersion Elementary School. Ms. Berg especially enjoys working with young students in the areas of talent development and team building, as she believes that these skills will best equip children and teenagers to be happy, passionate, and successful students. HAMISH BETTS Hamish currently teaches primary art at United World College of South East Asia – East Campus (UWCSEA-East). As well as being a teacher, he has experience as an itinerate mural artist, sculptor, clown, storyteller, public speaker, pastor, and is a daddy of two and husband of one. He has hand-painted over 6000 m2 of original artwork both privately and commercially in New Zealand, Bali, Australia, and Singapore. His range of experience allows him to approach presentations with energy, humor, and contagious creativity. LINDA BOSWELL Linda has been teaching for over 15 years. Her experience includes middle school math, science and physical education. She is in her third year at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, teaching sixth grade math and science. NICKY BOURGEOIS Nicky is an elementary teacher at NIST International School in Bangkok. She is an IB workshop leader and has led workshops across Asia Pacific since 2009. She has over 15 years of teaching experience across elementary grade levels in New Zealand, Vietnam, and Thailand. Nicky holds a bachelor’s degree in education and sociology. She tweets as @bourgeois1 and endeavors to only share what is truly evident in her classroom and teaching practice.


EARCOS Practitioner Presenters KRIS BUMPUS Kris is a Nationally Certified school counselor and earned her master’s degree in counseling from Prescott College in 2009. She began her journey in education in 2005 at a small private school in Portland, Oregon, where she served as the assistant program director. Her love for travel and adventure led her abroad where she has worked for seven years as a high school counselor at the Carol Morgan School in the Dominican Republic and currently at Saigon South International School in Vietnam. SHELLEE BURROUGHS Shellee is a counselor at Garden International School. She is an art psychotherapist and trauma specialist who trained and worked in Canada and the United Kingdom. Her areas of interest include trauma, loss, and the TCK experience. CHRIS CAPADONA Chris is director of curriculum and instruction at Chiang Mai International School. He facilitates teacher professional development, curriculum design, and instructional coaching. Prior to CMIS, Chris worked for the Chandler Unified School District in Chandler, AZ, and was adjunct faculty at Arizona State University. NEL CAPADONA Nel is elementary and middle school principal at Chiang Mai International School. She oversees teacher development, peer coaching, and instructional design. Nel has been a principal in Arizona and part of the faculty at Northern Arizona University. JAMES CARLIN Jay is in his fourth year teaching music at the Thai-Chinese International School in Bangkok. In addition to nine years of teaching music, he has worked closely with Kids in a New Groove, an Austin-based non-profit that provides music lessons to foster children. Jay worked in Nashville, TN, for a number of years as a songwriter and audio engineer. ANDREA CHRISTEN Andrea Cox Christen has been an educator for fifteen years. She has achieved the diamond-level with the National Speech and Debate Association, and she coached debate in the U.S. for ten years. She has her Master in Education from Montana State University-Billings, and this is her first year teaching internationally. MARY COLLINS Mary is the elementary principal and deputy head at Bandung Independent School, Indonesia. She also teaches some of the visual arts classes in the primary school. Mary is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program workshop leader and has worked for eight years in a PYP school, for some of that time as a classroom teacher and PYP coordinator. She is passionate about creating a culture of collaboration and integrating the arts with other areas of the curriculum. SARAH CORNELIUS Sarah grew up overseas as her parents were international teachers. She always knew that she wanted to live the same life. She is in her eighth year teaching technology. Sarah has taught everything from grade one technology to middle

school video production to high school Advanced Placement 2D design. Her teaching career started in Frisco, Texas, and more recently has taken her to International School of Myanmar and now to the Korea International School, Jeju Campus, where she is an elementary technology integrator. ZOE COUGHLAN Zoe is a graduate of RMIT, Australia (co-presented by the Hong Kong Art School) with a BA in fine art, majoring in ceramics. She has used these techniques successfully in the classroom with GCSE/MYP and IBDP classes, both in Hong Kong and the UK. Her own work explores the patterns and shapes of the city, and incorporates printed ceramic surfaces (www.zoecoughlan.com). TAMARA DAVIS Tamara is currently the head of department for the visual and performing arts at Brent International School Subic (Philippines). She teaches concert band, grades 5 to 12, and has been teaching band and general music classes at Brent for 20 years. She has filled many roles in a small school, including heavy involvement in elementary/middle/high school productions, chapel services, recitals, talent shows, and numerous band and choir concerts. KEVIN DAVY Kevin is presently serving in his third year as a ninth grade counselor at International School Bangkok. Prior to that he had worked in ISB’s middle school for two years. This combination has served as a fantastic viewpoint to observe the transition from middle to high. Due to this expanding perspective, he has been able to adjust and renovate a ninth grade program that has been in place at ISB for many years. GRETCHEN DEPOINT Gretchen (ATR) has been an educator for the last eighteen years, ten internationally. The last five years have been in middle school administration at Ruamrudee in Bangkok, and the thirteen years prior were as both a K-12 visual arts and special educator. Due to her background as a registered art therapist, she is passionate about ensuring that the needs of the whole child are addressed within an educational setting. She has taught IB art and is currently an IB visual arts team leader and examiner. AMY DIENER Amy is originally from New York, USA. She is a New York state certified instructor in visual arts education preK-12. Currently she is an elementary and middle school art teacher at the American School of Bangkok. Amy is interested in positive healing aspects of mandala making in the arts classroom. She is also a professional painter exploring the use of mandalas in portrait paintings. BETH DRESSLER Beth is an EAL teacher and the Elementary EAL and Language Coordinator at NIST International School. Beth is a workshop leader and visiting team leader, and has been part of IBPYP curriculum development and review. Beth has 20 years of experience as a language specialist and has worked at schools in the United States, Czech Republic, Thailand, Ukraine, Malaysia and Australia. Beth holds a Master?s Degree in TESOL. She tweets at @bqdressler. “Innovating Arts and Motion.”

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EARCOS Practitioner Presenters JAMES DOBLE James has been teaching physical education at International School Manila for the past four years. Previously he was teaching in England as well as working in various outdoor education venues around the world. BRUCE DOIG Bruce took his first computer course in 1978 and has been teaching technology around the world since 1992. Among the courses he has taught are multi-media, website design, programming (in several different languages), computer animation, CAD, robotics, multimedia, journalism and yearbook. Currently Bruce is the MYP design teacher at the International School of Ulaanbaatar. JESSE DONNELLY Jesse is an IB middle years program design educator with 11 years of teaching experience. Originally from Victoria, Australia, he has worked internationally in China and Peru, and is also an IB educator network (IBEN) member. KATE DORE Kate is a middle school science teacher and has taught in nursery, primary, and secondary schools. Other than science, she has an educational background in neuropsychology, literacy, and curriculum design. She is keenly focused on fostering student ownership, and supporting students as legitimate change-makers through actionable learning experiences. DAVE DUCHARME Dave is an experienced and passionate physical educators at the International School of Bangkok. He has 21 years’ experience as a physical education teacher and athletic director. ANDY DUTTON Andy is an experienced and passionate physical education teacher from Adelaide, Australia. He is in his tenth year of teaching and has taught in a variety of countries and with various age groups, subject areas, and socio-economic levels. He is an expert engaging children in enjoyable active learning, which enhances their education experience. Andy is driven by the students he teaches and he is passionate about enhancing their movement activities. MEGAN EDDINGTON Megan teaches English and drama in the IB middle years program at Beijing City International School. Over the years, Megan has played a part in developing language acquisition skills across subject areas for English language learning students. Her goal is to look at effective ways to help students comprehend and positively engage with the literature used every day in classrooms. MARK ELSHOUT Mark is a teacher of music and information technology and has been developing apps for use in the music classroom for 18 months. Ten apps now exist under the developer name ‘Developing Musicianship’. Recently a math and Japanese LOTE game have been released, demonstrating the potential for educational app development. He has taught at Osaka International School since 2013. 54

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JOHN EVERETT John is a middle school counselor at Shanghai American School. In addition to his work as a counselor, John has also taught secondary theatre as well as applied ‘improv’ to adults and corporations. John has found ‘improv’ to be an accessible avenue for students of all ages to learn the social and emotional skills they need to develop into happy, welladjusted members of their communities. AMY FERGUSSON Amy has been the cooking teacher at the Singapore American School since 2006 and a middle school educator for 30 years. She currently teaches 6th and 7th grade Cooking and Nutrition and 8th Grade International Cooking, offering two sessions of each class over the year in addition to two after-school sessions of Fun with Cooking catering to grades 3,4, and 5. She also guides adult classes for staff and expat helpers, and is a mentor to several high school clubs participating in cooking activities. She promotes a hands-on approach, balancing essential academics with culinary life skills. RHONDA FISHER Rhonda has served in a variety of roles in secondary and tertiary education. As a college professor, she has taught courses in family, developmental ssychology, education, sexuality, religion, inequality, and research methods and uses that knowledge in her current role as university counselor at the Surabaya Intercultural School. She has also taught IB courses, served as an IBDP coordinator, and created a university counseling programs in two international schools. KEN FORDE Ken is a physical education teacher from Western Canada. He currently works at Western Academy of Beijing where he teaches grade seven, but has previously taught in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Over the past five years at WAB, Ken has developed a range of teaching strategies using a variety of technology tools to help support student learning and improve teacher efficiency. JENNY FRANCO-MARSH Jenny is a licensed professional counselor for the state of Pennsylvania. She has experience working with children in individual and family therapy. She has also worked with elementary students in Kuwait and is currently a social/emotional counselor in the middle school at Concordia International School Shanghai. (Fun fact: Jenny loves to go on safaris in search of wild animals.) ADAM FRASER Adam is currently employed at The International School of Yangon, Myanmar. Being a drama educationalist since 2002, Adam has taught and presented in a variety of public and private institutions. Adam is an avid performer and devised works within the Sydney, Australia, metropolitan area. Adam most recently participated as an ensemble member for Sydney Playback Theatre. He has continued to devise works in his newly adopted home in Myanmar.


EARCOS Practitioner Presenters LEANNE FULCHER Leanne has been working in the international school arena now for 18 years. She has taught in Mexico, England, Malaysia, and is currently the middle school drama teacher at Singapore American School. Leanne also works for the International School Theater Association, helping to run festivals and professional development for theater educators. KIRA GALBRAITH Kira recently transitioned from humanitarian aid to counseling because of her desire to support in preparing the next generation of global citizens, parents, workers, and leaders through offering support, guidance, and opportunities during adolescence. She will graduate from the University of Massachusetts Boston with an MEd in school counseling and a National Counselor Certification in May 2016. MICHAEL GANUS Michael is a 20-plus year band director teaching in Seoul, Korea. Mr. Ganus has taught at every level of instrumental music from those just starting out to more advanced students going into college and into careers as music educators. He lives in South Korea with his wife and three daughters. CATHERINE GEISEN-KISCH Described as having “contagious enthusiasm,” Catherine is a highly engaged counselor who believes in a strength-based approach. Originally from Minnesota, U.S.A., Catherine serves as middle school counselor with Shanghai Community International School. Her interactive, push-and-play lessons have been delivered to nearly 300 students by 27 teacher advisors. In sharing her guidance programs and connecting with other counselors during the conference, she hopes to feed and foster her “Gallup Strengths” of positivity, input, arranger, woo, and empathy. CARRIE GREV It is all about ensemble. Over the year, this core truth consistently emerges as the driving force behind healthy group dynamics and whether the group plummets to disaster or climbs together to a mountaintop collaborative experience. Unpacking what it takes to develop healthy group dynamics in any classroom is where this workshop comes into play . . . through play! Carrie has been playing in the classroom her whole life, from Minnesota to Manila, and has just begun the journey. ANDREW HARNETT Andrew is a classroom teacher, passionate educational technology geek, and Google Certified Teacher/Google for Education Trainer. He has been providing training on a variety of topics including all things Google, the 21st century classroom environment, tech philosophy, Apple Core technologies, and much more. He prides himself on creating independent, inquiring learners. He has been a classroom teacher for eight years and is currently a grade three teacher at Hong Kong International School.

ERIN HAWKEN Erin began counseling in 2004, after receiving her degree in psychology and masters in educational counseling from The University of California. She has worked as a personal social and college counselor in Sacramento and San Francisco. After eight years of working in public education, she and her family moved overseas to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Erin works as one of two high school counselors/college guidance at the Saigon South International School and loves the convergence of chaos, noise, food, and people that add up to the multitude of interminable interactions, which make life in Vietnam so enjoyable. ELLA HEALY Ella is aquatics coordinator, coach, and swim teacher at the United Nations International School in Hanoi, Vietnam. She has worked in various international schools and clubs, and has, over the last ten years at UNIS, developed the D-12 aquatics curriculum, co-curricular aquatics academy and community Swim for Life program. SETH HEISEL Seth has taught English as an additional language in South Korea and Canada, and has been an elementary classroom teacher in Canada and Indonesia. He was also a special education teacher at a fly-in First Nations reserve in northern Canada, where he implemented a successful school-wide literacy program. Seth is a certified Google Educator, and enjoys helping his students learn how to find answers to their questions and share what they have learned using technology. TARA HOLM Tara is in her 6th year of school counseling, 5 of those years in international schools. She started as an elementary counselor in Wisconsin, then moved to Hanoi and worked as a middle school and high school counselor. Now Tara is at NIST International School in Bangkok as a middle school counselor. JOE HOLROYD Joe teaches DP film, literature, and TOK. Former roles have included head of department English and TOK coordinator (NIST), where his innovative approach to curriculum design earned a commendation from the IB accreditation team. Joe is a passionate advocate for lifelong learning and recently completed an MFA in creative writing, his novel being long listed for The Bridport Prize. Joe has published work in academic and literary journals. GRACE HUDKINS Grace is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, and is the village school drama specialist at Chadwick International. A long-time lover of the arts, she has been involved in dozens of theatrical productions as director, stage manager, producer, and performer. After founding CI’s PYP drama program last year, she expanded the program to teach drama to all elementary grade levels. Grace is passionate about sharing her love of the arts with young people.

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EARCOS Practitioner Presenters MARNIE HURST Marnie has been teaching music and dance internationally for 25 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in world arts and cultures (including a year of study in Accra, Ghana) and a master’s degree in elementary education. She has taught in Los Angeles, Prague, Manila, and Singapore, has directed dozens of productions, and guided hundreds of students in creating and producing original musical theater. LIEN INDIGNE Lien is an experienced and passionate physical educator at International School Bangkok. Lien has 12 years of experience in physical education. REBECCA JARDIN Rebecca is the middle school art teacher at Saigon South International School. Over the past 17 years she has taught visual art to all grade levels in Adelaide, Australia; Londonl; Al Ain, United Arab Emirates; Hangzhou, China; Accra, Ghana; and, now in Vietnam. She has trained teachers in creative uses of the iPad in Ghana, Vietnam, and at the 2014 Vietnam Tech Conference. Rebecca is a current COETAILer and Google Certified Educator, who has a passion for combining paint with pixels and app mashing. You can find out more about Mrs. Jardin on her Blog:https://rjardin. wordpress.com. MATTHEW JOHNSON Matt is the elementary assistant principal at Shekou International School. He has been in education for 16 years, 12 of which have been in international schools throughout Asia and South America. As an instructional leader who believes that schools need dedicated, talented educators who are willing to step into leadership roles, he is passionate about supporting teachers as they explore the possibility of moving forward into administrative positions. KATHLEEN KAMPA As a dance/music/ English as an additional language specialist teacher in the PYP, Kathleen develops arts-based strategies for young learners by creating links between units of inquiry and the arts. Her teaching strategies and music compositions have been inspired by Anne Green Gilbert’s brain compatible dance education. Kathleen is a member of Dance and the Child International, and various English teachers’ groups. She has given numerous workshops on music, dance, and English language teaching around the globe. MAJA KELLY Maja is a counselor, psychotherapist, and psychologist who has worked in international education for nearly ten years. She holds two master’s degrees—one in experimental psychology and one in child and adolescent developmental psychology, and has an extensive background in postmodern approaches to psychotherapy and counseling, namely constructivist and narrative psychotherapy.

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CATHY KEMP Cathy is a high school visual arts teacher and the visual arts department head at Ruamrudee International School in Bangkok. She has been teaching art for 19 years to a variety of age levels from pre-school to grade 12. Cathy is also an IB visual rts teacher and an IB visual arts examiner. DEREK KENSINGER Derek attended San Francisco public schools and Colby College, where he received a BA in philosophy. After college, Derek taught environmental education in the Peace Corps in El Salvador, special education for three years stateside, elementary physical education in Paraguay at American School of Asuncionm and ES/MS/HS PE in Taiwan at the American School in Taichung. Throughout these varied settings Derek has pondered what it means to be a good person/athlete. SCOTT LASSEY Originally from northern California, Scott knew as a junior in high school that he wanted to become a high school counselor. He received his BA in psychology from UC Santa Cruz in 2007, his MA in school counseling from Sonoma State University in 2009, and moved to the Middle East upon graduating. After six years in Dubai he now works in Shanghai. BETTY LIN Betty is currently the head of fine arts at the American International School of Guangzhou. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, she has worked overseas as a music educator for over 20 years. In her current job, she teaches middle and high school string orchestra and IB music. She has experience in teaching band, choir, and general music in K-12 classrooms. JEFFERSON LIPSKY Jefferson is a video production teacher at an international school in Korea. Before becoming a teacher he studied and designed media. He is in his sixth year of teaching video and filmmaking classes. His students make high-quality schoolwide media. Jefferson has founded and designed successful media programs and curriculum at two different international schools. He has shared his tips and techniques at other professional development conferences. ROBERT LYREN Robert is a professional filmmaker and educator. After graduating from the University of Miami (FL) Film School, he has worked as a film director and producer. He has directed films, television, music videos, and corporate videos; in addition, Robert has been the head of the film & TV production program at the American School of Bangkok for the last four years. GRAY MACKLIN Gray taught history for 10 years in the US and internationally. He has been a counselor and testing coordinator at Seoul International School since 2010, and has been a middle school advisor since the program began in 2013. Gray is also a certified coaching clinic facilitator through Corporate Coach U; he is in the process of completing his EdD in educational leadership.


EARCOS Practitioner Presenters SHELLY MALDONADO Shelly has been an elementary and/or middle school counselor for the past nine years in the United States, South Korea, and the Philippines. Before school counseling, she was a high school social studies teacher and has worked with students, ages 3-19, in a variety of educational settings. KEVIN MANSELL Kevin is advisor to HKIS Magic Club and for many years organized the school’s musical theater productions. As part of service to underprivileged children in Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, and Vietnam, he runs pupoet shows with Hong Kong International School students. MARC MATHYK Marc is currently the head of MS fine arts at Concordia International School Shanghai. Marc has been teaching for 19 years, all internationally. He started teaching English literature and taught HS and AP English for 8 years before switching to visual art. He took a hiatus from teaching, earning a diploma in advertising design. He has also worked as an art director and copywriter at a boutique ad agency in Toronto before heading back into teaching. All in all, Marc has taught MS, HS, and IB art, digital design, applied design, ceramics, and yearbook. He has been in Shanghai for 3 years and before that taught in Malaysia, Venezuelak, and South Korea. VALERIE McCUBBIN Valerie McCubbin is a Scottish born designer, multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Bangkok. She has lectured in prestigious universities, worked as the head of art at NIST International School and now teaches visual art at International School Bangkok (ISB). Outside the classroom Valerie creates comprehensive education programs to accompany exhibitions locally and internationally. CLARE McDERMOTT Clare has been an international teacher for 12 years and is currently working and living in Bangkok. Prior to earning teaching credentials, she was a registered dietitian in the United Stated for over 15 years. Her doctoral research blended her two passions—the examination of school day eating habits of middle school students and how it impacted their achievement. DOUG McQUEEN Doug is from Toronto, Canadam and is currently in his sixth year as a high school counselor at International School Manila. He is also the NCAA coordinator at his school. Doug coaches the varsity girls’ basketball team at ISM and occasionally runs a 5K. He is married with one son, who is currently a junior at ISM. TOYOKO MILLER Toyoko has been teaching PYP art for over 12 years in a variety of international schools in Japan. She has designed and implemented PYP art curriculum and continues to experiment with art. She is a local painter who has her own exhibitions twice a year.

JL MURDOCH JL has a PhD in theater history and criticism and has presented at multiple international theatre conferences. Most recently she was a contributor to The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater, published in 2015. Her research focuses on Talchum, the Korean traditional masked dance-drama. She teaches theatre and AP history at Yongsan International School of Seoul. SUE NESBITT Sue is a grade nine counselor at the Singapore American School and a co-coordinator for the SAS high school advisory program. She is currently completing her seventh year at SAS. Before coming to SAS, Sue was a counselor at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, and at both the International School of Bangalore and the American International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is a member of the American School Counselor Association and the National and International Association for College Admission Counseling. A Canadian citizen, Sue spent part of her childhood living in Africa, Australia, and the United Kingdom. She holds two masters degrees in teaching and educational counseling. She loves to run, bike, and swim and she is the mother of two SAS graduates and a grade six SAS student. HANNAH NORTHCOTT Hannah has balanced on a three pose at the Eiffel Tower, The Great Wall, and in Times Square, while reciting the opening verse from Titus Andronicus. Hannah has studied acting in New York, is a certified yoga instructor, and has a master of education from Simon Fraser University. And, as unassuming young lads at the International School of Beijing suddenly start to recite the Bard over lunchtime, it is evident that Hanna’s theatre bug is spreading. ANGELA OLSON A recovering perfectionist, Angela completed her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University and went on to a terrible first year of teaching. She saw a clear need for a new mindset. After teaching multi-age classes with grades 1-3 near Seattle for five years and learning to fail well, she joined the staff of Faith Academy. She is always looking for ways to celebrate and develop a growth mindset in herself, students, and friends. KRISTIN PARTRIDGE Kristin is an early years teacher and learner. She has been in the field of education for many years and has had myriad roles such as teacher, curriculum coordinator, principal, international workshop leader, department coordinator, consultant, and creator of Reggio Emilia networks. She has worked in the United States, Indonesia, and China. As an educator and advocate for children, Kristin strives to see all the possibilities in children and teachers. ANTON PETROV Anton is a Canadian math teacher whose master’s degree in educational video games propelled him to explore video game and social media as a new venue for education. He teaches at Taejon Christian International School in South Korea and is currently running an educational Minecraft Club and an education through video games Youtube channel called What Da Math.

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EARCOS Practitioner Presenters ANNIE PHILIP Ever since my primary school headmaster made me take on the role of ‘Widow Twankey’ in ‘Aladdin’, I have had a passion for drama and theatre. Since then, I have had over 20 years of experience teaching and working with young people in a range of settings, e.g. at summer play schemes, in refugee camps, in language schools and in secondary schools in Europe and Asia. I firmly believe that drama is a powerful tool for self development and change. I am grateful for every opportunity I have to ‘collaborate’ and ‘create’ with people from all over the world. RESHAM PREMCHAND Resham has been teaching PYP over 15 years and is a IBEN workshop leader and site visitor. She is enthusiastic about learning and exploring ideas to enhance students’ learning. Resham is an avid reader and writer and enjoys travelling. JALEEA PRICE Jaleea is a movement educator with experience teaching sports and non-sports movement studies for more than 10 years. Currently on the faculty at International School Bangkok, she enjoys being a ‘crossover’ teacher in different divisions with both arts and physical education content areas. She also teaches film and enjoys connecting arts and movement to everyday life—both on camera and in the real world. CATHERINE RANKIN Catherine is driven to create collaborative experiences through which students explore and create using drama, where they use, not just words, but the visual images, movement, and symbols that create meaning. Play is at the heart of everything she does. BRIAN REVERMAN Brian teaches high school at the International School of Beijing. He has written about, and presented workshops on developing critical analysis skills in students for the IB Journal of Teaching Practice, and for ARARTE and EARCOS conferences. He is the creator of the IB art history channel and maintains the art education website “Occasionally you can see the mountains clearly.” ROSEANA RICHARDS Roseana worked as a vocational guidance/family counselor for several years for the state of Michigan. For the last three years she has been overseas in the role of a school counselor/college placement and middle school counselor. Growing up in South America and later moving to the United States, the Caribbean, and the Philippines, Roseana has extensive experience with cultural awareness from many perspectives and in many different roles. NOEL ROBERTS Noel has seven years as an international school counsellor. His undergraduate studies were in community psychology and his graduate studies in social work. He has certificates in addiction studies, special needs support, and is an American School Counselor Association (ASCA) certified bullying prevention specialist. In the past 27 years he has worked with New York City public schools, The NYC Administration of Children’s Services, NYC Family Court, NYC Department of Juvenile Justice, and the NYC Mayor’s Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator. 58

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MARTIN ROBINSON Martin is in his 12th year teaching K-5 music and world music drumming at Taipei American School. He is a professional drummer and drum circle facilitator who has a passion for bringing people together through music. Martin has previously taught in California, Pakistan, Indonesia, Japan, and India. CAMARIN SACHDEVA Camarin holds a bachelor’s in education and a master of arts in counseling from University of Guam. She also holds a degree in special needs from University of Northampton, U.K. As a counselor, she describes her approach as eclectic. With very young students, Camarin draws on bibliotherapy approach, which she describes as one of her major counseling assets. Her mission is to continue her project to present workshops to parents in the area of executive function skills. Her dream is to complete her book on identity formation of women in third world society. KATHLEEN SCHULTZ Kathleen has been a counselor for 23 years, and has worked in international schools for the last 14, first in Hamburg, then Prague and currently Bangkok, Thailand. Previous to coming overseas, Kathleen was a Student Assistance Facilitator/Drug and Alcohol counselor and a Juvenile Probation Officer in the state of Oregon. MICHAEL SHARP Michael is from New Zealand and has taught for 18 years in New Zealand, London, Korea, and now in Thailand. Currently, Michael teaches middle school drama at International School Bangkok. As an educator, Michael specializes in the performing arts of music, dance, and drama, and has done so for 14 years. He has performed in professional and amateur theatre in New Zealand. While living in Christchurch, he worked briefly for an improvisation company performing for corporate events. AMY SMITH Amy teaches middle school health at Shanghai American School and has a passion for curriculum that is current, relevant, adaptable, and shared. She has presented at EARCOS, as well as the AAHPERD and SHAPE America national conventions, and writes a weekly column for Choices, Scholastic’s health magazine for teens. You can find her online at thehealthteacher.com and on Twitter @teaching_health. GAIL SMITH Gail, originally from Melbourne, Australia, has been living in Malaysia for the past 20 years. Gail is a veteran PE specialist teacher with over 20 years experience in teaching PE from K-12 in Australia and Malaysia. She is the current PE team leader at the ISKL elementary campus with over 650 students. Her personal goal is for children to understand the importance of making healthy choices and to develop a love for movement at an early age to enable them to pursue an active daily lifestyle.


EARCOS Practitioner Presenters LEE STERLING III Lee taught in his hometown, Houston, Texas, for 12 years. He has taught theater, English, social studies, AP psychology and AVID/college path. He has also taught for seven years as an adjunct psychology professor at Lone Star Community College. This summer, he joined the International School of Tianjin as a college counselor, TOK teacher, and ELL support. He has published poems, essays, short stories, columns, and articles. He believes that teaching is an art form and that being a student is a thing of incurable wonder and beauty. His wife joined him as a teacher at IST and they have three young daughters, Persephone, Kitsune, and Tzara.

and finalist in Miami. He has been honored by 12 U.S. states that granted him a proclamation naming the day after him and his project. Mr. Vasile is currently the fine arts instructor at Yangon International School.

EDWIN TANNER Dr. Tanner is an artist and research-practitioner in primary education at Chinese International School in Hong Kong. A veteran teacher, he has taught various subjects in Canada, and for the past 17 years has been a primary music specialist at the Chinese International School. He is a published songwriter and singer with two songbooks and five solo albums. Dr. Tanner has brought this experience together by performing in worldwide concert tours.

STEPHEN VENEMA Stephen is a MS orchestra and general music teacher at Shanghai American School. He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator. He fuses his love and passion of music, technology and composition wherever he can.

LUCY THOMPSON Lucy is currently a fifth grade classroom teacher at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, where she is the math curricular leader for the elementary school. SEAN THOMPSON Sean is an educational technologies integrator at Sacred Heart International School in Tokyo. He enjoys a range of sharing avenues as an IBEN workshop leader, Google Certified Trainer, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Naturally, as a technology specialist, he seeks to maximize the benefits for all participants by creating web-based resources to enable the learning and connections to continue long after the lights go down. Join his Personal Learning Network (PLN)! STEPHEN THOMPSON Stephen has taught elementary music and choir at Saigon South International School since 2009. He holds a master’s degree in music education from the University of Oregon and has completed levels training in Kodaly and Orff pedagogies. Before moving to Vietnam, Stephen worked for eight years in the public schools of Eugene, Oregon. SHINJIRO TSURUSHIMA Shin teaches MS PE at Shanghai American School. Prior to teaching in Shanghai, he taught PE at Sunnyvale Middle School in California. Shin is a graduate of Syracuse (NY) University with a BS in physical education. He grew up in Osaka, Japan, and Ramsey, NJ. In addition to teaching, Shin has years of experience coaching basketball, track and field, and volleyball. In his spare time, he enjoys aikido, skiing, and travelling around the world.

JO VEALE Jo is a design technology educator who has been teaching internationally for 10 years in IB, ENC, NZNCEA, and BSocSc psychology honors.

MARIELLA VITTETOE Mariella is head of counseling at Garden International School who trained and worked in Honduras and Spain in psychology and systemic family therapy. Her areas of interest are systemic thinking and international schools as safe communities. ANNE WENSTROM Anne was a Peace Corps volunteer in the rural community health sector in Benin, West Africa, prior to starting her international teaching career at Singapore American School. The past nine years she has been teaching elementary physical education and is also presently a department coordinator and wellness co-coordinator at SAS. In 2013, Anne became an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator, which has motivated her to lead various workshops on best practices for technology integration in PE. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in educational leadership from USC-Rossier School of Education. JUNIATA WIBLE Juniata has lived in Asia since 1978 and has been teaching in Hong Kong since 1992. She teaches choral music (children’s choir, middle school and high school choir and show choir) at International Christian School, where she is the Fine and Performing Arts Department Chair. She has directed the ICS Show Choir since its inception in 2008.

JOSEPH LAWRENCE VASILE Mr. Vasile is an internationally published artist and founder of Peace Flags in the Wind. His one-man vision of peace, one flag at a time started in a socioeconomically challenged classroom in Miami, Florida. His concepts have reached and inspired hundreds of thousands of people across six continents. Mr.Vasile is a three-time teacher of the year nominee “Innovating Arts and Motion.”

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Delegate List SCHOOLS CHINA Access International Academy Ningbo Steve Tsandelis American International School Hong Kong Hilton Chan Justin Cox Florence Flesche Shawna Grimes Helen Hogdkin Stephen Kelly Darren Smith LeAnn Stanhope American International School of Guangzhou Tony Bott Florence Farm Karen Jacobsen Nathan Lieschke Betty Lin Hayley May Laura Pihowich Mark Pihowich Hiromi Sawamura Adam Tomassen Beijing City International School Megan Eddington Richard Todd

Concordia International School Shanghai Amanda Abel David Allen Becki Bishop Jenny Franco-Marsh Michael Lambert Marc Mathyk Bryce Rickett Jenniffer Scritchfield Dalian American International School Ray Ackenbom Steven Arrastia Teressa Arrastia Lenore Baldwin Michael Baldwin Rodica Burghelea Jennifer Heming Melanie Michel Thomas Sybouts Erin Wise Harbour School, The (HK) Julian Buck Aaron Lam Ben Tully Adrian Willett Hong Kong Academy Zoe Coughlan Kira Galbraith

Beijing International Bilingual Academy Benjamin Corset Martijn Horters Anila AmanUllah Khan Marko Sekulovski Katie Winterhof

Hong Kong International School Skylie Bevear Michael Coleman Andrew Harnett Craig Lovett Kevin Mansell Joanne Shang Dustin Wood

Canadian International School of Hong Kong Kim Campbell Jonathan Hamilton Joseph Holroyd Melissa Kinsinger Michelle Lovett Daniel Neville Marc Steiner Aly Trezise

International Christian School Hong Kong Cheryl Hawkins Elaine Lawrensen Sophia Minitolo Rob Nollan Dave Swinehart Juniata Wible Tina Wong Judy Yap

Carmel School Janice Town Finn Williamson

International School of Beijing Sommer Blohm Gina Cuthbert Jenny Eveland Sylvain Jacques Hannah Northcott Steve Northcott Breen Oreilly Brian Reverman Nadine Rosevear

Chinese International School Erin Kinzer Edwin Tanner

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Tom Rosevear Cara Tebo International School of Qingdao Eric Kang Christian Ymas International School of Tianjin Chrissie Akov Lucy Atkinson Jinx Morgan Kristin Patridge Lee Stirling Nanjing International School Heidi Dean Grace Kang Annie Philip Shanghai American School George Carpouzis Elaine Costeira Sandy Elder John Everett David Gran Eric Grochowski Andrew Krumland Scott Lassey Alicia Lewis Magsi Magsumbol Carol Pollock Brandon Preston Amy Smith Katherine Spry Amanda Staver Shinjiro Tsurushima Stephen Venema Pyong-Mun Yun Shanghai Community International School - Hangzhou International School John Brennan Beatriz Cacheda De Paz Kathryn Clouthier Catherine Geisen-Kisch Maja Kelly Jason Mott Garret Newell Alex Paltos Mark Thomas Shenzhen College of International Education Martinelle Allen Luara Suaret Shenzhen Shekou International School Amanda Blankenship Clayton Dowty Matthew Johnson Robert Krebs

Suzhou Singapore International School Jay Brownrigg Jesse Donnelly Jane Finnimore Emma Griffiths Jo Veale Teda International School Nataly Agistova Ayeshah Dean Stephen Firebaugh Kaylie Firebaugh Olinga Mazlum Yuan Yuan Yuan UIS Guangzhou Noel Roberts Western Academy of Beijing Mark Armstrong EJ Callahan Jessica Chang Phil Cowell Hadleigh Crysell Ken Forde Diane Haslam-Craib Judy Hernandez Daniel Johnson Tom Knight Corrie Salerno Paul Shiel Erica Thompson Niall Watt Goldie Willis Elizabeth Zadoo Wuhan Yangtze International School Deborah Cattell Richard Cattell Aaron Householde Xiamen International School Tamara Studniski FIJI International School Suva Chelsea Bulmer Emele Koroiwasa Tanya Legaz-Clua Lindy Stice Carol Yao INDIA Oberoi International School Holly Blair Naveen Cabral Tiffany Greer Anne Murray


Delegate List INDONESIA Bali Island School, formerly Bali International School Karin Holley Yeni Purnama

Rob Herald Glenn Hoskins Kathleen Nickle Aaron Rogers Brendan Sarsfield

Bandung Independent School Mary Collins Richard Grennan

Canadian Academy Toyoko Miller Resham Premchand

Canggu Community School Katie Stivers Christina Wijaya Sarah Wirawan

Fukuoka International School Rafael Ablong

Global Jaya School Akhmad Ramdhanu Ingrid Sakul Jakarta Intercultural School Keith Allerton Geoffrey Carpenter Jill Carter Rita Fathonah Jennifer Gadsen-Carpenter Hani Herawati Yulinar Kadri Rebeca Osthoff Aeni Palsapah Tina Pejman Leizel Placer Suci Pramanasiwi Franz Setiawan James Shedden Sue Sietsma Vanessa Siwi Theresia Suryanti Lakshmi Ugrankar Rame Widharta Maria Widiastuti Ramdaniza Zainal North Jakarta Intercultural School Seth Heisel Guntur Martinus Rosalind Paterson Jaren Vecino Pasir Ridge Intercultural School Jonathan O’Sullivan Charlotte Saunders Surabaya Intercultural School Andrea Christen Rhonda Fisher Larry Molacek Alice Rachel Lubis Jackalynn Snow Dhian Srinilo Kusumowardhani JAPAN American School in Japan, The Milan Claudio Ron Fast

Hokkaido International School Dan Adams Mark Erikson International School of the Sacred Heart Aja Niedorf Sean Thompson Nishimachi International School Will Dunaway Erica Grainger Michael Johnson Leah Renfroe Dan Williams Osaka International School Mark Elshout Osaka YMCA International School Nicholas Artushin Seisen International School Charles Dallaire Nate Gildart Kathy Kampa Vilina St. Marys International School Samuel Oines Yokohama International School Dennis Stanworth LAOS Vientiane International School Angela Andreas Alison Armstrong MALAYSIA Garden Internationa School Shellee Burroughs Anna Goh Mariella Vittetoe International School of Kuala Lumpur Linda Boswell Christine Freitas Gail Smith John Stupka Lucy Thompson

International School of Kuantan Muhammad Afendi Abd Rahman Taufiq Mohd Mont’Kiara International School Chris Blessing Cindie Blessing Patricia Boisseau Sharleen Cooney Pearly Koh Eric Kunik Blair Lockhart Taso Notaras May-Ie Tan Joanna Tan Lynn Townley Heidi Wenger MONGOLIA International School of Ulaanbaatar Bruce Doig Kathy McGuigan MYANMAR International School of Myanmar Robin Kimmerling International School Yangon Kiran Agicha Patricia Amundson-Geisel Craig Bell Julie Bell Adam Fraser Rebekka Jensen Win May May Khine L Ja Ngai Noel Madrid Vasquez Yangon International School Brittany Albert Natalie Bogdanoff Matthew Bowers Courtney Brainard Kinsey Campbell Sandra Flores Jared Joiner Jonnie Paton Danette Ulrich Joseph Vasile Cole Wheeler PHILIPPINES Brent International School Baguio Marites Castro Abigail Diwas Nelly Ann Doliente Guia Lagazon Nathan Lagazon Roger Ngo Geverlyn Sacley Julie Sibucao

Brent International School Manila Chuchu Abella Ryan Alwert Clayton Baker Simon Ballantyne Natasha Ballantyne Venus Basas Maan Baylon Dalie Dofitas Diana Engwa Bilbao Lulu Floresca Maita Francisco Trinchy Garcia Francoise Garcia Judith Godito Joy Inion Shelly Maldonado Gwen Manas Weng Oyos Quan Phan Annie Ramos Roseana Richards Tess Selga Marieji Sto. Tomas Kathy Tangco Ong Brent International School Subic Michelle Almanzor Jessica Aspillaga Blessing Cabalang Stephen Campbell Tammy Davis Lianne Dominguez Mary Ann Elman Francis Factura Louise Fernandez Raul Jayme Salvador Justiniano Myra Misa Margarita Ramos Miel Sadhwani British School Manila Emma Chaplin Rachel De Guzman Alan Dunstan Lewis Keens Reynald Reyes Cebu International School Adela Mae Alguno Rolando Burgos Ayesha Castro Melanie Chua Michelle Dimaculangan Rosalind Fussell Stefanny Hermias Jaydil Hermias Maureen Juanson Sara Rieke Jessie Saclo

“Innovating Arts and Motion.”

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Delegate List Faith Academy, Inc. Hubert Cheock Joanna Cheock Tyler Cox Sue Dennison Todd Eichenauer Lori French David French Jennifer Helwig Sarah Lingenhoel Dennis Llante Mark McDaniel Angela Olson Taylor Putman International School Manila Colin Aitken David Allen Robert Anderson Pamela Arrieta Keith Bailey Yek Barlongay Hazel Benipayo Eric Bird Giovanni Bobisse Leah Calamiong Hadassah Castro Matthew Chadwick Jenna Child Ramon Cua Ringo Dingrando James Doble Steven Dodd Stephanie Dodd Mary-Jane Durkin Kaight Forgie Carrie Grev Nadia Hartley Marsha Hillman Fransien Howarth Brian Howrey Morgan Jacobs Jason Juteau Mark Kucharski Lorrie Ann Mascenon Douglas McQueen Solita Monsod Tom Nazareno Martina O’Connor Phebe Perea Nadia Corazon Pitoy Anne Provencher Marissa Purugganan Michael Quinlan Catherine Rankin Carly Relf Angela Respecki Dennis Respecki Danilo Salonga Robbie Smith John van Gaalen Virginia van Gaalen Winnie Wong 62

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EARCOS Office Dick Krajczar, Exec. Director Joe Petrone, Asst. Director Vitz Baltero Ver Castro Edze Drilo Sherry Krajczar Mary Petrone Elaine Repatacodo Robert Viray REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN Dostyk American International School (Kazakhstan) Greg Sawatzky SINGAPORE Chatsworth International School Kate Dore Rae Hoff International Community School - Singapore Jesse Fields Joshua Sokolow ISS International School Marnie Hurst Wesley Whitehead Singapore American School Megan Beltinck Amy Ferguson Michael Ferguson Keith Ferrell Annika Ferrell Leanne Fulcher Jemma Hooykaas Jeff Koltutsky Rachel Kumar Carrie Martin Sue Nesbitt Joanne Olsen Sudesh Pathmarajah Ben Robertaccio Anne Wenstrom United World College of South East Asia Shani Ben-Aroya Hamish Betts SOUTH KOREA Busan International Foreign School Tao David Michelle Lee Nate Swenson Amy Swenson Kit Whitney

Chadwick International School Kay Boone Kenny Clark Jenny Dwyer Michael Evans Grace Hudkins Paula Kim Lyneth Magsalin Gigi Maiquez Marc Ritter Emma Stanford Marieke van Lankve Stacy Wallace-Cu Chris Willauer Daegu International School Jefferson Lipsky Gyeonggi Suwon International School Hye-sin Kaiser Jason Kaiser Brian Montgomery Korea International School-JeJu Campus Sarah Cornelius Ben Dingle Bradley Evans Noelle Kim Andrea Wilkins Korea Kent Foreign School Jennifer Boyd Jamie Wilkin Seoul Foreign School Ruth Carleton Melissa Enderle Andrew Goldie Natalie Priest Adam Teather Seoul International School Melissa Berg Peter Brodhead Kallina Chin Mark Dominguez Michael Ganus Gray Macklin Ray Marangelo Ben Poulsen Taejon Christian International School Chae-gun Lee Anton Petrov April Pleasants Yongsan Int’l School of Seoul Terrell Hooper JL Murdoch Jennifer Murray

TAIWAN American School in Taichung Derek Kensinger Annie Tung Jeff Yacuk Hsinchu International School Jordan Burt Kaohsiung American School Greg Bishop Bruce Buck Margo Carnahan Lauren Castello Gene Chagaris Lulu Chen Stella Chen Flora Chen Lauren Faivre Hsin-Yi Hsu Matt Jurgens Leah McGinnis Sayoko Oda Sandy Su Yeni Toribio Taipei American School David Badgley David Bullio Michael Donnay Kerith Donnay Peter Kimball Lindsey Kundel Joan Pipkin Martin Robinson THAILAND American School of Bangkok, The Robert Copeland Simeon Creer Amy Diener Su Fanega Meca Fanega Karenina Fanega Robet Lyren John Rush Bangkok Patana School Alexander (Alec) Bien David Larking Chiang Mai International School Nel Capadona Chris Capadona Karin Mekara Clark Robinson Ekamai International School Frederick Lee Christy Perera


Delegate List International Community School - Bangkok Amy Boese Jekky Kim International School Bangkok David Anderson Christopher Bell Kevin Davy Paul Dobrowski Dave Ducharme Anthony Giles Lien Indigne Valerie McCubbin Thomas Myers Carolyn Nelson Lee O’Rourke Jaleea Price Michael Sharp ISE International School Kristen Knudsen Cindy Kohoutek Ben Reiber Andrea Waltho Nakornpayap International School Kevin Bradley Carole Ketnourath NIST International School Tony Abbey Nicky Bourgeois Beth Dressler Benjamin Hart Tara Holm Jarrod Rayner Kathleen Schultz Phuket International Academy Garrett Cutler Frederick Estrada Colby Hilker Justine Olsen Heidi Oxiey Whitnell Prem Tinsulanonda International School Amandine Lecesne Gina Ryan Ruamrudee International School Gretchen De Point Olivier Fernandez David Herold Cathy Kemp Josh Kern Clare McDermott Komson Penpoo Saint John Mary International School Rehel Sausa Liesil Pearl Sausa

Thai-Chinese International School James Carlin Li-Chou Chen Chin-Shu Chu Krongchanok Hsieh Elizabeth Piece Wells International School - On Nut Campus Peejay Castillo Mark Caunan Emily Clarke Gordon Cormack Jessica Deats Juan Ordoñez Mark Pauig Antonio Perales Vaughan Pope Pash Reis Kate Rial Laddee (Camarin) Sachdeva Renante Sison Kan Subsaen Chi Sukosi VIETNAM Concordia International School Hanoi Linda Bloemberg Stephen Conroy Nancy Durance Jacqueline Ngin Martha Seibel International School Ho Chi Minh City Alicia McKeogh Patrick O’Keefe Nick Townsend Helen Wenyan Zhuang Saigon South International School Roxanne Amor-Ross Marjon Barton Kris Bumpus Molly Burger Lorena Georger Erin Hawken Rebecca Jardin Shane Sullivan Mark Sylte Stephen Thompson United Nations International School of Hanoi Clare Albertson Andrew Dutton Eoin Gibbons Sam Healy Ella Healy Cam McHale Annie Muntwyler Stefan Muntwyler Sara Quigley

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC (USA) Dr. Marilyn George ACHIEVE3000 Cindy Hager (USA) Dennis Saavedra (Philippines) Adolescent Success (Australia) Angela White Autex Industries Ltd (Malaysia) Jai Guinness BATGER FURNITURE (Australia) Duncan Jones Stephen Richards Britannica Digital Learning (a division of Encyclopaedia Britannica) (Australia) James Buckle Wendy Wang The College Board (USA) Cassandra Basile Joel Presti Council of International Schools (CIS) (Netherlands) Pauline O’Brien Curriculum Associates, LLC (USA) Andrew De Jesus Minerva De Jesus Jason Good Dragonfly Limited (HK) Daniel Thomassin East Carolina University (USA) Matt Militello Art Rouse

HART Sport Australia (Australia) Stephen Porter Houghton Mifflin Harcourt International Publishers (USA) Chanaboon Phungkunpra International Baccalaureate (Singapore) Sebastien Barnard International Schools Services (ISS) (USA) Laura Benson JUMP! Foundation (USA) Carson Townsend Learning A-Z (USA) Marc Cabianca Lehigh University/College of Education (USA) Stephen Kazar Northwest Evaluation Association | NWEA (USA) Lance Atchison Oxford University Press (UK) Jamie Kirby Rustic Pathways (USA) Braden Betts Josh Sadagursky SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd (Singapore) Shayama Nafik Tony Sagun SEARCH Associates (USA) Ray Sparks Solution Tree (USA) Jane St. John

etr educational travel (Switzerland) Greg Godar

SUNY Buffalo State (USA) Robert Imholt William Irene

FCD Prevention Works (USA) Kari Yuen

Tadley Asia Limited (HK) Wayne Sickels Darrell Tadley

Findel Education Resources (UK) Helen Dauncey Follett (USA) Abigail Meyer Gopher Sport (USA) Kevin Brooke

Taylor’s Schools (Malaysia) BK Gan Marie Nadine Mike Moreton Rebecca Yap texthelp (Australia) Barbara Landsberg Greg O’Connor “Innovating Arts and Motion.”

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Delegate List TieCare International (USA) Stephen Boush David Lim True Teaching Pte Co. Ltd (Thailand) Kevin Tyro TTS GROUP UK (UK) Daniel Neeld University of San Francisco (USA) Walt Gmelch Washington State University (USA) Shannon Calderone Glenys Hill Roger Rada Wenger Corporation (USA) Nancy Wagner PRESENTERS Rolf Becker (China) Christopher Bill (USA) Peter Boonshaft (USA) Andrea Capranico (Philippines) Ashley Casey (UK) Alec Couros (Canada) Christina Dy (Philippines) Robert Gillespie (USA) David Gleason (USA) Terry Goetz (USA) Doug Goodkin (USA) Jennifer Hartley (UK) Mark Hill (Australia) Kevin Honeycutt (USA) Toym Imao (Philippines) Mark Jenkins (USA)

Mike Kuczala (USA) Gerry Leonardo (Philippines) Dinah Lindberg Helgeson (USA) Brian Russell (UK) Rencie Santos (Philippines) Carol Temertzoglou (Canada) Ted Temertzoglou (Canada) Andy Vasily (Switzerland) GUEST Steven Mally (USA) Christine Russell (UK) Brenda Druecker (USA) Susan Ibarra (USA) NON-MEMBERS CHINA Kerina Angulo Amy Atkinson Miro Bruan Beth Contreras Rene Contreras Roberta Daniels Craig Davies (HK) Chad Gray Maria Belen Janiot Pauline Lo (HK) Pin Xuan Luo Ida Mak (HK) Stephen Elliot Moore Cholpon Nazaralieva John Nette Kraig Sackmann (HK) Nick Steffen Kirk Thomas Steve Tsandelis CZECH REPUBLIC Kate Shaw

ETHIOPIA Dwayne Friesen INDIA Gita Krishna Raj KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA Kristin Anson Bernadette Carino Lorelei Loveridge KUWAIT Sibyl Rolle NIGERIA Adekunle Olayinka Okanlawon James Cappa PHILIPPINES Geraldine Marie Bernadette Catral Michelle Marie Dizon Anolito Gacayan, Jr. Princess Joyce Galicia Gerald Raymond Genil Richard Sales Ava Sheldin Tagunayon Marie Veronique Yap SINGAPORE Pamela Main Azadi Saryev Andrew Tan Patrice Valere SRI LANKA Nicole Sandmann

Jimin Park Maricar Ronidel Jiyeon Seo James White TAIWAN Jess Cheng Sasha Francic Christine Huang Mark Wilkerson THAILAND Nesiejem Era Azuelo Claire Durante Maricel Ebora Johnil Fabriquer Joanne Rose Illut Nepthalie Judicpa Junrey Tanduyan UAE Amy Real USA Janet Stuart VIETNAM Thousand Duong Laura Gray Rosalinda Hernandez Brett Taylor Holmes Hien Huynh Nolan Stringfield Dominic Vigil

SOUTH KOREA Amanda Brost David Honig Eunbyul Ma

Acknowledgements David Toze, Superintendent International School Manila Dick Robbins, President & CEO Brent International School Manila Sam Cook, Coordinator for Student and Faculty Learning International School Manila Michelle Mapua, Human Resource Director International School Manila Michael Flynn, Director of Operation & Security, Grade 10 World History Teacher International School Manila Catherine Imperial, Office of the Student and Faculty Learning International School Manila 64

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Film Committee Keith Bailey, Film and Photography                                            International School Manila David Gran, Art Educator, National Board Certified Teacher Adobe Education Leader, Apple Distinguished Educator Shanghai American School - Puxi Campus, High School Nadia Hartley, HS Film Teacher International School Manila Art Marsha Hillman, Fine and Performing Arts Director International School Manila Mark Kucharski, Program Leader Arts 5-12 International School Manila


Acknowledgements Design & Technology Robert Anderson, High School Design Technology International School Manila Physical Education Committee David Allen, Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA), Activities Coordinator, Head Boys Varsity Tennis Coach/Head Girls Varsity Badminton Coach International School Manila Ryan Alwert, Head of Department, Physial Education Middle School Physical Education Brent International School Manila Becki Bishop, H.S. Health & Physical Education, Varsity Cross Country/ Track & Field Head Coach/Track & Field Head Coach Concordia International School Shanghai Steve Dodd, High School Physical Education Program Leader, The International School Manila - Fighting Globesity, Philippines National Touch Football Coach International School Manila Lee O’Rourke, Physical Education and Health Teacher International School Bangkok Andy Vasily, Founder of PYP PE with Andy Nanjing International School

The ETC Advisory Committee members for 2015-2016: Colin Aitken, International School Manila Keith Allerton, Jakarta Intercultural School Christopher Bell, International School Bangkok Skylie Bevear, Hong Kong International School Christine Freitas, International School of Kuala Lumpur Sylvain Jacques, International School of Beijing Peter Kimball, Taipei American School Andrew Krumland, Shanghai American School Noel Madrid Vasquez, International School Yangon Kathleen Nickel, American School in Japan Ben Robertaccio, Singapore American School Paul Swanson, United Nations International School of Hanoi Adam Teather, Seoul Foreign School Bronwyn Weale, International School Bangkok EARCOS Team Dr. Richard Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director Dr. Joe Petrone, EARCOS Associate Director Vitz Baltero, Administrative Assistant / ELC Coordinator Inover Castro, I.T. Coordinator / Membership Coordinator Edzel Drilo, Web Developer / Weekend Workshop Coordinator Elaine Repatacodo, ETC Coordinator Sonny Robert Viray, Accountant

Counseling Committee David Birchenall, High School Counselor International School Manila Jemison Foster, High School Guidance Counselor Western Academy of Beijing Lolita Schmalenberg, Upper School Guidance Counsellor Gr. 7-9 (A-Lee) Canadian International School of Hong Kong

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