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EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2018

“50 Years of Voices United in Purpose” March 29-31, 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand


EARCOS Trustees & Staff About EARCOS

The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 159 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than131, 324 preK to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 158 associate members—textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc.—and 42 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

Stephen Cathers Vice-President

The EARCOS Staff

Norma Hudson Secretary

Andrew Davies Treasurer

David Toze Past President

Stephen Dare

Barry Sutherland

Saburo Kagei

Kevin Baker

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

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Robert Viray, Accountant Ver Castro, IT Coordinator / Membership Coordinator RJ Macalalad, Accounting Assistant Dick Krajczar, Executive Director Bill Oldread, Assistant Director Rod Catubig, Office Staff Edzel Drilo, Web Developer / Professional Learning Weekend / ET Journal Sitting L-R Vitz Baltero, Consultant Giselle Sison, ETC Program Coordinator Elaine Repatacodo, Administrative Asst., ELC Program Coordinator Joe Petrone, Consultant (not in photo)


Welcome Message from the EARCOS Executive Director Dear ETC Delegates: Welcome to the EARCOS Teachers’ Conference (ETC) 2018 at the Shangri-La Bangkok. We are delighted to be collaborating with SENIA who are co-hosts. We have been supporters of SENIA since their beginning. What a great conference this will be! Thanks to the ETC Advisory committee and the SENIA board. This ETC will offer four excellent keynote presenters, Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift, Pernille Ripp and Chip Donohue. We have ten pre-conferences including AP and WASC. Our delegates will have 180 workshop sessions to choose from, geared to meet the diverse needs of our teachers. In addition, our job-alike sessions will provide an opportunity for teachers to meet with colleagues working in similar content areas. Of the 180 workshops, your EARCOS colleagues will present over 50 of them. As always, these workshops are practical, topical, and relevant to our work in East Asia. Please support your fellow teachers by attending as many of these as possible. The EARCOS Teacher Advisory Group led by Chris Bell selected the “Hug Project” as this year’s charity. This group assists children who have been victims of trafficking. Thanks to all our ETC teacher representatives who have spent many hours assisting their teachers with workshop proposals, 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 tirelessly to assist with the many details and logistics. The contributions of Giselle, Elaine and Sirs Ver, Edzel, and Robert have been admirable and their collective attention to the vast array of details of our conference is commendable. Our assistant director Bill Oldread has been invaluable during the planning process. Finally, it is always my hope that our delegates make new contacts, embrace challenges from our presenters, renew friendships, and enjoy our hospitality. Visit our exhibitors and let them know that we appreciate their sponsorship, which 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.

We are honored to have as special guests this year, President Brian K. Partin, of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE the executive director.

Brian K. Partin Dr. L. Earl Franks, CAE NAESP President NAESP Executive Director

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Welcome Message Table of Contents & Conference at a Glance EARCOS Strategic Plan Room Floor Plan Map PRECONFERENCES First Day of Conference Keynote Speaker: Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3 Job A-Like Session Second Day of Conference Keynote Speaker: Pernille Ripp SESSION 4 SESSION 5 SESSION 6 SESSION 7 Third Day of Conference Keynote Speakers: Chip Donohue SESSION 8 SESSION 9 SESSION 10

Front cover photo: Thai mural painting by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke

EARCOS REGISTRATION DESK HOURS Monday, MARCH 26 Tuesday, MARCH 27 Wednesday, MARCH 28 Thursday, MARCH 29 Friday, MARCH 30 Saturday, MARCH 31

12:00 - 17:00 07:00 - 17:00 07:00 - 17:00 06:30 - 17:00 07:00 - 17:00 07:00 - 16:00

Conference at a Glance TUESDAY | 27 MARCH 2018 P R E C O N F E R E N C E S 08:30 - 16:30 14:00 - 20:00 10:00 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 14:30 - 15:00

AP Chinese Language and Culture AP English Language and Literature (combined) International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Morning Tea/Coffee Break Lunch Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break

WEDNESDAY | 28 MARCH 2018 P R E C O N F E R E N C E S 08:30 - 16:30 09:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 14:30 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 17:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 18:30

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.

THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 - FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE 7:30 - 16:45 8:00 - 8:05 8:05 - 8:25 8:30 - 9:15 9:15 - 9:45 9:45 - 11:00 10:00 - 16:00 11:00 - 11:15 11:15 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:15 - 15:30 15:30 - 16:45 17:45 - 18:45 19:00 - 21:00

Exhibits Open Welcome Delegates Announcements / Remarks SENIA Minute Keynote Speakers: Norman Kunc / Emma Van der Klift Tea/Coffee Break SESSION 1 International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Travel Time SESSION 2 Lunch SESSION 3 Travel Time / Short Coffee Break Job-Alikes Cocktail Reception for Special Presenters Welcome Reception & Cultural Night

FRIDAY | 30 MARCH 2018 - SECOND DAY OF CONFERENCE 7:30 - 17:00 8:00 - 16:30 8:00 - 8:05 8:05 - 8:25 8:30 - 9:15 9:15 - 9:45 9:45 - 11:15 11:15 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:30 13:45 - 15:15 15:15 - 15:45 15:45 - 17:00

Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Welcome Delegates Announcements / Remarks SENIA Minute Keynote Speaker: Pernille Ripp Tea/Coffee Break SESSION 4 Travel Time SESSION 5 SESSION 6 Tea/Coffee Break SESSION 7

SATURDAY | 31 MARCH 2018 - THIRD DAY OF CONFERENCE 7:30 - 15:00 8:00 - 20:00 8:00 - 8:05 8:05 - 8:25 8:30 - 9:15 9:15 - 9:45 9:45 - 11:15 11:15 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:45 12:45 - 13:30 13:30 - 15:00 17:45 - 18:45 19:00 - 21:00

Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program (USJ/WSU) Welcome Delegates Announcements / Remarks SENIA Minute Keynote Speaker: Chip Donohue Tea/Coffee Break SESSION 8 Travel Time SESSION 9 Lunch SESSION 10 Cocktail Reception for Exhibitors Closing Reception for all Delegates

Special Thanks to

RUAMRUDEE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL and NIST INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

This is a ‘NO BAG CONFERENCE.’ For several years delegates told us not to provide a conference bag, so we no longer do. In lieu of bags, EARCOS will donate $1,000 to The Hug Project. 02

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THIS PROGRAM BELONGS TO: _______________________________


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

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

A.1 The page added to the EARCOS website to advertise non-EARCOS sponsored workshops continues to be active. A.2 EARCOS supported the middle school GIN Conference held March 03 – 04, 2017 and the executive director attended the conference, which was held at Hong Kong Academy. Next year’s HS GIN will be hosted at Concordia International School Shanghai.Host schools are being solicited for future GIN conferences. The executive director attended the ACAMIS conference, which was held at Nanjing International School. A.3 EARCOS continues to offer space during the ELC for meetings of various regional organizations such as APAC, IASAS, MRISA, etc. A.4 EARCOS will again provide space for an IB Pre-conference workshop at the ELC 2017 and expects, as in past conferences, that the pre-conference will be fully subscribed. Also, ETC 2017 hosted an IB pre-conference on service learning. A.5 EARCOS again provided space and logistical support for two AP courses held in March/April 2017 at the ETC in Kota Kinabalu. A.6 Fifty EARCOS-sponsored Weekend Workshops (WW) were conducted with two remaining in this school year’s schedule. The 2017/18 WW proposals are currently being reviewed and the proposal numbers appear similar to past years. Financial support at $3500 per WW remains the allocation amount. A.7 EARCOS continues to provide logistical support for the University of San Francisco and Washington State University, “International School Leadership Program” at both ELC and ETC. A.8 EARCOS-CIS joint institute on higher education admission was successfully conducted for the third consecutive year from September 22-23, 2017. This year’s conference saw nearly 50 workshop proposals, from which 45 were chosen and delivered at this, now, annual conference. The Institute registered nearly 400 university and counselor participants and the student fair, which included parents, exceeded 1200 attendees. The 2017 conference was scheduled earlier to avoid SAT test administration dates. A.9 EARCOS financially supported the Southeast Asian Primary Administrators’ Conference (SEAPAC), which was hosted at Canggu Community School in Bali in March 2017. A.10 The EARCOS Leadership Mentoring (ELM) inaugural cohort provided feedback after a successful pilot period (June - September 2017) during which the application process and orientation/training course or Common Language Modules (CLM) were tested and tried. Final ELM mentor and mentee applications will be opened to prospective participants and the CLM will be released for enrollment on 30 October 2017.

STRATEGY B Engage students and adults in learning activities across the region that will foster friendship, understanding, and global citizenship.

B.1 EARCOS continues to support the excellent work of the annual Global Issues Network Conference and the EARCOS executive or assistant director assures a presence at annual MS/HS rotating regional conferences. B.2 Students from 92 member schools were recognized as Global Citizens in the spring. Six of these Global Citizens were selected to receive a Global Citizen Community Service Grant of $500. B.3 EARCOS makes sustained efforts to recognize the important work of the Special Education Network in Asia (SENIA) by assisting them with infrastructure support. EARCOS serves as the fiscal repository for SENIA’s annual conferences. All EARCOS schools were asked to designate a SENIA representative and these individuals are now listed in the EARCOS Member Directory and collaborate with the SENIA Board to recommend conference consultants. The executive director attended the 2017 SENIA conference, which was held in Osaka, Japan. ETC 2018 strands include SENIA and the SENIA Board, including the EARCOS Executive Director, and designated SENIA school representatives have collaborated to enlist a strong line-up of quality consultants for ETC 2018.

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

C.1 EARCOS supports the work of the College Board and its AP classes as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) by providing space and logistical support for workshops at ETC and ELC. C.2 EARCOS continues to collaborate with WASC and annually partners with the WASC associate executive director to conduct training workshops for visiting committee members and aspiring committee chairpersons at ELC and ETC. C.3 EARCOS continues to collaborate with ACAMIS in supporting the Learning 2.0 conferences. The executive director attended the ACAMIS annual conference in Nanjing in March 2017. C.4 Space is consistently provided for one IB workshop at the yearly ELC conference and, now at the ETC. IB offered a pre-conference in March 2107 in Kota Kinabalu. C.5 The Executive Director meets yearly with the other regional directors and the State Department Officers of Overseas Schools. C.6 EARCOS-CIS joint institute on higher education admission was successfully conducted in September 2017. *See A8 for more detail. C.7 The Executive Director regularly attends regional professional development conferences to enhance and strengthen partnerships, e.g. TAISI, ACAMIS, L2.0, AAIE, etc. C.8 The executive director’s visitations to schools seeking EARCOS membership and participation in regional conferences provided opportunities to visit over 35 schools in the past year.

STRATEGY D Connect schools, communities, and individuals through the use of effective latest technologies to promote collaboration, intercultural understanding, and access to broader educational opportunities.

D.1 The EARCOS- or E-Connect blog site was inaugurated in October 2011. Since then over 2500 blog postings, articles, and videos have been posted on the site. The blog is linked to the EARCOS Twitter and Facebook accounts, so that each blog posting generates a message on these two social networks. D.2 Three years ago Google initiated a new feature on Google+ called Communities. EARCOS created a private EARCOS Community.This allows for the sharing of articles, videos, and discussions among members of the community. The EARCOS Google+ Community currently includes 750 members and the EARCOS Circle boasts almost 3200 connected professionals. D.3 The EARCOS “Triannual Journal” online version is now enhanced to include an interactive social media feature permitting reader posts and direct connectivity with Google+ Community, Twitter and Facebook followers. ET includes an added feature called the “Reader’s Corner”, which provides a opportunity to publish titles of books recently read by EARCOS members with a brief recommendation of its usefulness to learning leaders in the region. D.4 Zoom software has been added to the EARCOS software suite and used to enhance conferencing by permitting unrestricted screen share options for all member schools. It is proving a valuable tool for expanded online conferencing. D.5 Recent aims to provide easier connectivity to frequently used data and retrieval of such data from online storage resulted in the production of additional relational data bases, which members now access through Google forms. These newly established access portals now directly support: notices for Global Citizen Awards, Community Service Grant applications; EARCOS-CIS Institute workshop proposals; forthcoming EARCOS Leadership Mentoring applications; New Member Application process; and Speaker/Presenter Recommendations forms.

STRATEGY E Conduct, communicate, and archive relevant data and research to identify and enhance educational practices.

E.1 EARCOS funded (5) action research proposals, which were submitted for the 2017/18 school year. Final reports from these projects are published in the ET Journal and the researchers are invited to present at a future ETC. E.2 Surveys following each conference continue to inform conference planning. E.3 Data relative to attendance at each workshop and event during EARCOS conferences is maintained and utilized in planning future conferences. E.4 The executive director continues to receive requests to serve on doctoral students’ Program of Study Committees and he accepts one or two committee invitations per year. EARCOS receives many other requests to provide access to its members for research and the executive director carefully reviews each request before distribution to the membership. EARCOS, to extent possible, publishes in ET and online (via EARCOS website) relevant data summaries, as press releases. Dr. Mark Milliron, expert in data science and design thinking, will facilitate the 2017 Heads Institute/Retreat in Hanoi. EARCOS Vision (visit http://earcos.org/about_strat.php) EARCOS Core Values (visit http://earcos.org/about_strat.php) EARCOS Goals (visit http://earcos.org/about_strat.php)

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PRECONFERENCES TUESDAY | MARCH 27, 2018 ROOM 08:30 - 16:30

DALI TAN PHYLLIS WRIGHT

AP Chinese Language and Culture AP English Language and Literature (combined)

14:00 - 20:00

VIETNAM ROOM INDONESIA ROOM

International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU)

THE BOARDROOM SUITE

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

NEXT 2 CAFE

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

THE TEA LOUNGE ( for USF/WSU) / MEETING ROOM FOYER KRUNGTHEP WING (for AP’s)

LUNCH TEA / COFFEE BREAK

THE TEA LOUNGE ( for USF/WSU) / MEETING ROOM FOYER KRUNGTHEP WING (for AP’s)

PRECONFERENCES WEDNESDAY | MARCH 28, 2018 07:00 - 17:00 08:30 - 16:30

DALI TAN PHYLLIS WRIGHT JAMES DELISLE ANN HELMUS OCHAN POWELL and KRISTEN PELLETIER STEPHEN SHORE BONNIE SINGER MARILYN GEORGE LEE WEBSTER

EARCOS Secretariat Opens

ANTE ROOM

AP Chinese Language and Culture AP English Language and Literature (combined) Meeting the Intellectual and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children (Gifted Education, Special Needs Students) The Art of the Holistic Child Assessment (Neuropsychology) A Day in the Life of a Co-Teaching Team (Inclusion and EAL)

VIETNAM ROOM INDONESIA ROOM THE GARDEN GALLERY THE STUDY CHAO PHRAYA

Promoting Lifelong Success for Individuals with Autism(Special Needs) THE VALLEY ROOM I & II Brain Frames: Graphic Tools for Language, Literacy,Teaching, and Learning CORUNDUM (Language and Literacy) ACS-WASC Accreditation (Accreditation) BALLROOM III Becoming a Google Certified Educator (Technology) CHAIRMAN’S ROOM

09:00 - 16:00

WALT GMELCH International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU)

THE BOARDROOM SUITE

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

MORNING TEA / COFFEE BREAK

13:00 - 15:00

EXHIBITORS SET-UP

17:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 18:30

MEETING FOR TEACHER REPS.

INDONESIA ROOM

RECEPTION FOR TEACHER REPS.

RIVERSIDE LOUNGE

BALLROOM FOYER / THE TEA LOUNGE / MEETING ROOM FOYER

LUNCH AFTERNOON TEA / COFFEE BREAK

International School Leadership Program Schedules University of San Francisco / Washington State University Facilitator: WALT GMELCH

Day Date Time Room TUESDAY 27 March 2018 14:00 - 20:00 THE BOARDROOM SUITE WEDNESDAY 28 March 2018 09:00 - 16:00 THE BOARDROOM SUITE THURSDAY 29 March 2018 10:00 - 16:00 THE BOARDROOM SUITE FRIDAY 30 March 2018 10:00 - 17:00 THE BOARDROOM SUITE SATURDAY 31 March 2018 08:00 - 20:00 THE BOARDROOM SUITE

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BALLROOM FOYER / THE TEA LOUNGE / MEETING ROOM FOYER


Thank you to THAILAND CONVENTION & EXHIBITION BUREAU(TCEB)

for their generous support of this year’s EARCOS TEACHERS’ CONFERENCE 2018.

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Conference Opening THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 7:30 - 16:45

EXHIBITS OPEN

10:00 - 16:00 International School Leadership Program THE BOARDROOM SUITE University of San Francisco / Washington State University

8:00 - 8:05 WELCOME DELEGATES GRAND BALLROOM Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director

ANNOUNCEMENTS / REMARKS: Christopher Bell, Advisory Committee Member, International School Bangkok

8:05 - 8:25

Welcome to EARCOS/SENIA 2018, Introduction of the SENIA Board, & History of SENIA

SENIA MINUTE

GRAND BALLROOM

Kathryn Balsamo, SENIA Board and Lori Boll, SENIA Board

SENIA BOARD Kathryn Balsamo, SENIA Chairperson & Corporate Secretary Tanya Farrol, SENIA Awards Coordinator Freddie Wagner, Finance Coordinator Brenda Deen, Web/Social Media Coordinator

Karli Koning, Local Chapter Liaison Uwe Maurer, Membership Coordinator Lori Boll, Conference & Associations Coordinator Priscilla Leighton, SENIA Board

Introduction of SENIA Student Winner: Tanya Farrol MAYA NICOLAI, SENIA Student Winner, Shanghai American School (Pudong)

8:25 - 8:30

Introduction of Speaker: Lorraine Thiessen, International Schools Services (ISS)

8:30 - 9:15

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift

GRAND BALLROOM

Biography: Although Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift are well known speakers and advocates within the disability rights community, they prefer to think of themselves as modern day storytellers, continuing the long held tradition of using humour and narrative to initiate self-reflection and social change. Norman and Emma travel extensively throughout North America and abroad providing in-service and training in the areas of inclusive education, employment equity, conflict resolution, and other disability rights issues. Norman and Emma have a book, several journal articles, and four book chapters to their credit. They also have developed and operate “Conversations that Matter,” an online values training platform consisting of more than 120 video segments of conversations with the leading voices in field of disability rights and inclusive education. Keynote Title: Inclusion in the Rear-view Mirror: Rethinking Ability, Opportunity, and Support. Over the last three decades there has been a huge proliferation of information and research on how to successfully support disabled students in regular classrooms. Many of these ideas are useful and have facilitated better inclusive environments. However, Emma and Norman’s experience as two adults with different disabilities who have navigated the school system in different ways and with different degrees of success, reveals that there is an ongoing confusion about the relationship between ability, opportunity, and support that must be grappled with in order to ensure that inclusive education truly lives up to its promise. This keynote presentation is based on Emma and Norman’s recently published chapter in the book, Working with Families for Inclusive Education: Navigating Identity, Opportunity and Belonging (International Perspectives on Inclusive Education).

Sponsored by

TEA / COFFEE BREAK BALLROOM FOYER / THE TEA LOUNGE / MEETING ROOM FOYER KRUNGTHEP WING Sponsored by 9:15 - 9:45

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SESSION 1

THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 09:45 - 11:00 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 1”.

Using Technology to Facilitate Collaborative Planning to Support All Students (Teacher Collaboration) Chairman’s Room CHRISTINE ARNOLD Target Audience: Learning Support Departments; ES Classroom Teachers; Co-Teachers Developmentally and Culturally Appropriate Practice (Early Childhood) Myanmar Room II SHONA BASS High Impact Reading Comprehension Strategies and How to Teach Them (Literacy / Reading) Philippines Room SHEENA CAMERON HS Pathways: How WAB Helps Students Transition to 21st Century Learning (Counselors) Myanmar Room III FRANKO CIFIZZARI AND NATASHA TAVARES Target Audience: Counselors Rewriting Our Life Stories: Lessons Learned by Writing A Novel (Literacy/Reading) Singapore Room MICHAEL CURRINDER Growing Student Leadership (Counselors) Myanmar Room I PUSHPA DASARI Target Audience: Counselors (K-12) Visible Learning and ELLs - New Ways of Building Academic Language (ESL) The Valley Room I & II SANDRA JANUSCH Program Self-Evaluation Using the IB Guide to Inclusive Education (Inclusion and the IB) Brunei Room II JODIE KITTLE New Students; New Questions: Supporting the Classroom Teacher in an Inclusive School (Special Needs) NORMAN KUNC AND EMMA VAN DER KLIFT

Ballroom III

Social Justice and Languages: The Amazing Case of El Biblioburro (Modern Languages) Indonesia Room LORI LANGER DE RAMIREZ From Equity to Inclusivity: One School’s Exploration (Equitable Growth) The Study ERIN MADONNA AND JIANGWEN WU Target Audience: K-12 teachers, learning support Are You Making an Impact? (Librarian) Vietnam Room DIANNE MCKENZIE How to Build A Positive Learning Environment ... Intentionally! (Counselors) Brunei Room I CATHERINE MELLOR Target Audience: Counselors, K-12 teachers Starting From Different - Busting The Myth of Average! (Special Needs) The Garden Gallery KRISTEN PELLETIER Meeting the Sensory Needs of Students In An Inclusive Kindergarten Classroom (Sensory Understanding) MELISSA SENTMAN AND ANGELLE THIBODEAUX

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How to Use TED-Ed In Your Classroom & School (Technology) Chao Phraya Room LOGAN SMALLEY The A,B,C’s of Writing Workshops: A Chidren’s Book Author Shows How to Plan, Organize and Execute a Writing Workshop that Inspires Students and Grow Writers (Author) STEVE SWINBURNE

Malaysia Room

Promoting Self-Advocacy for Students With Learning Differences (Student Self-Advocacy) Corundum VANESSA WEBER Target Audience: K-12 Special Educators

11:00 - 11:15 11:15 - 12:30

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SESSION 2 Teacher Workshops

THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 11:15 - 12:30 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 2”.

Using Picture Books to Inspire Creative Poetry Writing (Literacy / Reading) Brunei Room I ELIZABETH BOWLER Target Audience: K-8 Language Arts teachers and Librarians The Solutions-Focused Classroom (General Education) Myanmar Room I JESSICA CASAREZ Target Audience: Elementary Pre-Writing Skills: The Physical Journey of a Mark Maker to Writing Readiness (Early Childhood) HANNAH DOUGLAS Target Audience: PreK teachers, assistants, EC

Myanmar Room III

Developing Phonemic Awareness in Young Children (Early Childhood) Malaysia Room MIO FOSTER Target Audience: Kindergarten & First Grade Teachers Teacher Emotional Intelligence & Its Influence on Student Learning (General Education) Philippines Room KATINA GRIGORASKOS Target Audience: Teachers of all grade levels, Counselors EAL or SPED: What’s the difference? (ESL) The Garden Gallery KIM GUIRY AND STEVE FISCHER Target Audience: All ES, MS, HS teachers Reciprocal Teaching: An Adaptive Transdisciplinary Reading Comprehension Strategy, Grades 3-8 (Literacy / Reading) JESSICA HOLLOWAY Target Audience: ES and MS Content Area Teachers

Singapore Room

Building Gender Equity into the Teaching of Computer Programming (Technology) Chao Phraya Room TARA LINNEY Target Audience: Elementary School Teachers/Tech Coaches Learning to Read is Difficult: Brain Processing and Strategic Intervention (Literacy / Reading) JONATHAN MUELLER Target Audience: Elementary Teachers

Brunei Room II

Visual Intelligence: Learning to See by Paying Attention (General Education) Corundum BREEN O’REILLY Target Audience: ES, MS, HS, Library/Media Centre teachers, all subject areas Using Technology for Student Reflection (Technology) Chairman’s Room JASON REAGIN Target Audience: MS, HS, ES w/ technology Bringing ELL Push-In Support to the Reader’s Workshop (ESL) The Study ERIC ROSENTHAL Target Audience: Grade 1-5 Homeroom Teachers Global Collaboration in the World Languages Classroom (Modern Languages) Salathip C GERDANA SCHNEIDER AND MAITE NAHOUM Target Audience: orld Language Teachers Supporting Early Years Writers through Play-based Learning (Early Childhood) Indonesia Room LARISA SHARIFI Target Audience: Early Years Applying Neuroscience Research to Teaching Mandarin (Modern Languages) Vietnam Room TIM SHEU AND ANGELA SHEU Target Audience: K-12 Modern Language Teachers, Especially Mandarin Teachers Language Shapes Character: Positive Talk for Positive Relationships (General Education) Myanmar Room II ANDREA STANBERG Target Audience: K to 12 Breathing Life Into Your Writer’s Workshop (Literacy / Reading) The Valley Room I & II MATTHEW WEIST Target Audience: Grades 2-6 Language in Use: Action Reasearch in the Kindergarten (ESL) Salathip A KAREN WILSON Target Audience: Kindergarten teachers Meet the SENIA Youth Group (Special Needs) Ballroom III MEET THE SENIA YOUTH GROUP

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BALLROOM 1 & II / VOLTI RESTAURANT / SHANG PALACE RESTAURANT

Time: 12:30 - 13:45 Room: next to Next2 Cafe SENIA Working Lunch


SESSION 3

THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 13:45 - 15:15 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 3”. Positive Discipline Tools for Teens (Counselors) Brunei Room II MONICA ALBERTINI Target Audience: Intermediate to HS Intentional Teaching in Early Childhood (Early Childhood) Indonesia Room SHONA BASS Coding Stories in the Elementary School Classroom (Technology) Chao Phraya Room MICHAEL BOLL Practical Ideas for Vocabulary Learning (Literacy / Reading) Philippines Room SHEENA CAMERON Differentiated Approaches to Teaching and Assessing (Inclusive Practices) Ballroom III ELENA CISTOLDI What Factors Makes a School Library Great? (Teacher - Librarian) Vietnam Room KATIE DAY AND STACEY TAYLOR Connecting The Dots Between Child Development, Early Learning and Technology (Technology, EC) CHIP DONOHUE

Corundum

Creating Connections through Conferring in the Inclusive Classroom (Literacy Differentiation) Chairman’s Room KIMBERLEY FUNG Target Audience: Grade 2-6 Literacy Teachers and Learner Support Teachers Using Passion to Fuel Learning in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (Special Needs) ANN HELMUS

The Study

Tips and Tools for Small Group Work in Reading (Literacy / Reading) Myanmar Room I ANGELA MACKENZIE AND KATHY SANDLER Target Audience: K-5 Teachers, Literacy Coordinators, LS Administrators C.R.E.A.T.E Culturally Responsive Education for All: Teacher Education (Counselors) Brunei Room I SHELLY MALDONADO Target Audience: Counselors, Students Services, Admin, and All Levels As An ESL/ASL Educator, How Culturally Proficient Am I? (ESL) The Valley Room I & II JOSÉ MEDINA Learning to Learn: How Teachers Can Facilitate Student Metacognition (Special Needs) The Garden Gallery OCHAN POWELL Positive Reinforcement: Understanding, Identifying and Using to Your Advantage (Positive Reinforcement) ERIN POWER

Singapore Room

Understanding Working Memory - A Crucial Cognitive Component Which Impacts School Success (Counselors) Myanmar Room III CAMARIN SACHDEV Target Audience: Working Memory Counseling/Special Needs/General Education Evidence-Based Practices for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder - Ensuring Best Practices in Our Classroom Settings (Autism Interventions) SHAYNA STERN-TOLKMITT Target Audience: PreK - 12, learning specialists, counselors

Malaysia Room

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THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 15:30 - 16:45

Job-Alikes offer opportunities for peers with similar roles or interests from different schools to meet, to discuss common challenges and support each other. Literacy / Reading Chris Culver, Berkeley International School Indonesia Room Early Childhood Nickie Foley, International School Manila Malaysia Room Special Needs Jodi Vigil, Surabaya Intercultural School The Study Room Modern Languages Yumiko Guelcher, The American School in Japan Philippines Room ES Counseling Camarin Sachdev, Wells International School Brunei Room I MS Counseling Roseana Richards, Brent International School Manila Myanmar Room III HS Counseling Cara Tebo and Sommer Blohm, International School of Beijing Myanmar Room I ESL/EAL/ELL Kathleen Nickle, The American School in Japan The Garden Gallery Technology (Grade 6-12) Wes Przybylski, The American School in Japan Vietnam Room Pre-K-Grade 2 (Primary) Mary Newbigin, United World College of South East Asia Singapore Room Child Protection Chad Beegle, Berkeley International School Brunei Room II SENIA Teacher Representative Kathryn Balsamo, SENIA Board, Int’l School of Kuala Lumpur The Valley Room I & II SENIA Local Chapter Representative Karli Koning, SENIA Board, Singapore American School Chairman’s Room Media Technology Christopher Bell, International School Bangkok Chao Phraya

Welcome Reception & Cultural Night POOLSIDE Celebrating EARCOS Practitioner Presenters “Just a reminder that evening social events are intended only for adults. Thank you for your cooperation.” 19:00-21:00

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Second Day of Conference FRIDAY | 30 MARCH 2018 7:30 - 17:00

EXHIBITS OPEN

10:00 - 17:00

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

8:00 - 8:05

WELCOME DELEGATES GRAND BALLROOM

THE BOARDROOM SUITE

Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director

ANNOUNCEMENTS / REMARKS

GRAND BALLROOM

8:05 - 8:25

What are SENIA Local Chapters and SENIA Teacher Reps? How can you get involved?

SENIA MINUTE

GRAND BALLROOM

Connection is crucial to communities: Discussion about getting involved at a local level in your host countries.

Introduction of SENIA Advocate Award: Freddie Wagner, SENIA Board

8:25-8:30

Introduction of Speaker: Bill Oldread, EARCOS Assistant Director

8:30 - 9:15

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: PERNILLE RIPP GRAND BALLROOM

Skylie Bevear, Advisory Committee Member, Hong Kong International School

Karli Koning, SENIA Board, Priscilla Leighton, SENIA Board, and Kate Balsamo, SENIA Board

Uwe Maurer, SENIA Board

DR. TOH TECK HOCK, SENIA Advocate Award, Sibu, Malaysia

Biography: Pernille Ripp is an expert in literacy and technology integration and dedicates her research and practice to developing engaged and empowered students and communities. She is a teacher, speaker, author, blogger, and passionate advocate for education. In 2010, Pernille founded The Global Read Aloud, a global literacy initiative that began with a simple goal in mind: one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to connect more than 2,000,000 students in 60 different countries. She is the author of Passionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students (Routledge), now in its second edition, Empowered Schools, Empowered Students (Corwin), Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration (Solution Tree), and the forthcoming Passionate Readers (Routledge). Her work has also been featured by many print and online journals including Entersekt, Literacy Today, The New York Times, School Library Journal, The Guardian, and MiddleWeb. Pernille’s current research interest is in creating passionate literacy environments within the restriction of our current educational systems to helping students fall in love with literacy again. Keynote Title: Passionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students We have the tools to help us be literacy teachers but how do we create passionate literacy environments? This worksWould you want to be a student in your own classroom? In this session based on the book Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students 7th-grade teacher Pernille Ripp will help both novice and seasoned teachers create a positive interactive learning environment where students drive their own academic achievement. You’ll discover how to make fundamental changes to your classroom so learning becomes an exciting challenge rather than a frustrating ordeal. Attendees will discover practical strategies for how to build a working relationship with your students based on mutual trust, respect and appreciation. Whether you are just beginning or well on your way in your teaching career this session is meant to inspire you help you take some risks and eagerly pursue your journey toward a classroom filled with passionate learners.

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SESSION 4

FRIDAY | 30 MARCH 2018 ROOM 09:45 - 11:15 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 4”. Education for ALL: Teaching Students with Intensive Needs in the International School Setting.Yes, It Can and SHOULD be Done (Inclusion) LORI BOLL

Corundum

Twelve Writing Lessons for Creating Reflective Middle School Wordsmiths (Literacy / Reading) JAMES DELISLE

Brunei Room II

The Future of Higher Education and What This Means for Your ELLs (ESL) Chairman’s Room SANDRA JANUSCH Hell-Bent On Helping: Friendship, Benevolence, and the Politics of Help (Special Needs) NORMAN KUNC AND EMMA VAN DER KLIFT

The Study

A Sympathy Protest: Simulations and Role Play in the Language Classroom (Modern Languages) LORI LANGER DE RAMIREZ

Indonesia Room

Dimension of Dual Diagnoses: EAL & LR (Dual Diagnosis) Salathip C HEIDI LAWS AND HEIDI PALMS Target Audience: Grade 6-12 Planning With Purpose (Librarian) Vietnam Room DIANNE MCKENZIE Fun Ways to Increase Vocabulary Acquisition for English Learners! (ESL) The Valley Room I & II JOSÉ MEDINA Understanding Parents of Children Who Learn Differently (Special Needs) The Garden Gallery KRISTEN PELLETIER Picture Books Can (Literacy / Reading) Philippines Room KIMBRA POWER Target Audience: All Teachers Classroom Discussion Tools: Give All Learners a Voice!” (Academic Discourse) TAMARA REDMOND AND EMILY SLIMAN Target Audience: Math and Support Services

Malaysia Room

Persuading Them to Say Yes: The Psychology of Influence (Influence Psychology) REED RHODES Target Audience: All SEN Professionals

Brunei Room I

Passionate Readers - The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child (Literacy / Reading) PERNILLE RIPP

Ballroom III

Senses and Sensibilities: An Inside View on Sensory Issues -> Solutions (Special Needs) Singapore Room STEPHEN SHORE TED-Ed: What Would Happen If Every Educator Gave TED Talk (Part 1) (Technology) Chao Phraya Room LOGAN SMALLEY A Sane Start to a New School Year (Counselors) Myanmar Room III MARC ST. LAURENT Target Audience: MS – Grade level Leaders, Counselors, Administration Students Supporting Students – Building a Peer Helper Program at Your School (Counselors) Myanmar Room I CARA TEBO AND SOMMER BLOHM Target Audience: Middle and High School Counselors The Power of Play. An Essential Condition for Creative Learning in the Early Years (Early Childhood) FIONA ZINN

Myanmar Room II

11:15 - 11:30 TRAVEL TIME “50 Years of Voices United in Purpose.”

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SESSION 5

Teacher Workshops

FRIDAY | 30 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 11:30 - 12:30 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 5”.

Promoting Interconnected Learning That Builds Student Agency and Action (General Education) The Study NICKY BOURGEOIS AND DIANNE GAMAGE Target Audience: Upper Elementary and Middle School A MakerSpace for Everyone: Creating and Growing Design Across Curriculum (Technology) The Valley Room I & II MICHAEL BYCRAFT Target Audience: K-12 Student-Led Conferences That Educate for Peace (General Education) Ballroom III DAN CLINCH Target Audience: All grades. Activity leaders, ECA coordinators, Peace educators English Language Learners in the Mainstream: Perceptions, Expectations and Support (ESL) Vietnam Room STEPHEN DIXON Target Audience: K-12 EAL Inclusion and Co-Teaching: A Program in Progress (ESL) Brunei Room I KENDRA ENGL AND ALYCIA OWEN Target Audience: All grade levels/teachers, counselors, & administration Making Child Protection Visible: Moving Beyond your Child Protection Policy (Child Protection) Singapore Room JANE FARRELLY Target Audience: Early Childhood to Grade 12 Teachers, Counselors, Administrators Classroom Tools to Address ILPs and Develop Literacy and Content (Literacy / Reading) Myanmar Room II DOTTI FRISINGER Target Audience: Students Grades 6-10, any subject or content area Differentiate Digitally with Google and other Digital Tools (Differentiation / Technology) Salathip C NATE GILDART Target Audience: Elementary, Secondary Cultivating Innovation and Creative Thinking in the Classroom (General Education) Indonesia Room RON GRESHAM Target Audience: All grade level teachers Authentic Documentation in the Early Years (Early Childhood) Brunei Room II SRINANDA GUPTA Target Audience: EYP/PYP Teachers of Primary School Conflict, Allergies and Motor Oil: Turning Disagreements into Opportunities (General Education) SCOTT HAYDEN Target Audience: All

The Garden Gallery

Interactive Strategies to Learn Vocabulary in the Target Language (Modern Languages) Chairman’s Room ANTONIO LUNA Target Audience: ES,MS,HS Modern language teachers Using See Saw as Assessment: Learning Objective Data Collection (Technology) Chao Phraya Room ALEKSA MOSS Target Audience: Preschool-2nd grade Reading ‘Out Loud’ Workshop (Literacy / Reading) Myanmar Room III STEPHEN MURGATROYD Target Audience: Class teachers and library staff A Recipe for Success: The Collaborative Planning Toolkit (ESL) Philippines Room GEETHA NADARAJ, JEFFREY ORMROD AND BRON NARSIMAN Target Audience: Secondary Support and Content teachers Introduction to Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Workshop Model (General Education) Corundum JORDAN NEWMAN AND SHANE GRAY Target Audience: Lower School and Middle School Literacy Teachers Inquiry in Mathematics Within the Early Years (Early Childhood) Malaysia Room ALLISON PERRY Target Audience: K-G2 Teachers Young Voices: Compassionate Learning and Passionate Speaking (Literacy / Reading) ELIZABETH PIERCE Target Audience: All Grade Levels

12:30-13:45 LUNCH

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BALLROOM 1 & II / VOLTI RESTAURANT / SHANG PALACE RESTAURANT


SESSION 6

FRIDAY | 30 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 13:45 - 15:15 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 6”.

Restorative Practice: Changing Your Classroom One “Circle” At A Time (Counselors) Myanmar Room I LINDA BLOOMBERG AND TERESA WINTERSTEIN Target Audience: All Grades - both teachers and counselors Communicating Stories with Video in the Elementary School (Technology) Chao Phraya Room MICHAEL BOLL Improving the Quality and Quantity of Student Talk (Literacy / Reading) Philippines Room SHEENA CAMERON Critical Concepts & Teaching Information Literacy (Information Literacy & Concept-Based Learning) KATIE DAY

Vietnam Room

Reimagining Screen Time for the Digital Age (Technology) Corundum CHIP DONOHUE The Power of Observation: Using Technology to Support K-12 Teacher Collaboration (Technology) TERRIS KING Target Audience: K-12 Educators

Singapore Room

Why Do They Keep On Doing This? Using Functional Behavior Assessments to Discover Why (Understanding Behavior) Indonesia Room KARLI KONING AND JENNALEE MURRAY Target Audience: All Making Inclusion Work: A Blueprint for Co-Teaching (Collaboration) Brunei Room I PRISCILLA LEIGHTON AND TAMMY BURKE Target Audience: General and Special Education Gr 6-12 Mindfulness in Education (Counselors) Myanmar Room III ANDRES LOPEZ Target Audience: Grade 7-12 The Effects of Intensive Projects on School Culture (Action Research) ALEXANDER LYVERS AND KELSEY LONG

Get Ready...Here They Come! Partnering With Parents That Have Children With Special Needs In Our International Schools (Parent Communication) UWE MAURER AND FREDDIE WAGNER Target Audience: All levels

Chairman’s Room Brunei Room II

Creating Comprehensible Input in the Classroom (ESL) The Valley Room I & II JOSÉ MEDINA Learning Support & EAL - An Essential Partnership (ESL) The Garden Gallery OCHAN POWELL Passionate Writers (Literacy / Reading) Salathip C PERNILLE RIPP Overcoming the Blank Stare: Supporting Students with Writing Anxiety (Part 1) (Special Needs) BONNIE SINGER AND ANN HELMUS

Ballroom III

Ficton or Non-Fiction, Kids Want a Story! (Author) STEVE SWINBURNE

Malaysia Room

DE-ESCALATION: What Teachers can Learn from Hostage Negotiators (Special Needs) The Study EMMA VAN DER KLIFT Positive Learning Environments in the Early Years: Ideas for Rethinking Learning Spaces (Early Childhood) FIONA ZINN

15:15-15:45 TEA / COFFEE BREAK

Myanmar Room II

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SESSION 7

FRIDAY | 30 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 15:45 - 17:00 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 7”. Creating an Engaging and Intentional Learning Environment in Play Based Learning (Early Childhood) SHONA BASS

Myanmar Room II

More is Not Always Better: Helping Secondary Students Use Brain Science Strategies to Learn (Study Skills) BETH BIGGS-RAPPE Target Audience: Grades 9-12

Brunei Room I

Doing Poorly on Purpose: Underachievement and the Quest for Dignity (Special Needs) Brunei Room II JAMES DELISLE Building a Flexible Support System In the International School Setting (System Management) The Study BILL HANAGAN Target Audience: All grade levels. Teachers, Admin and Support Tech Tools to Drive Inquiry (Technology) Philippines Room WILLIAM HENLEY Target Audience: All teachers wishing to integrate tech for inquiry learning ELPA21 - English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ESL) The Valley Room I & II SANDRA JANUSCH Windows and Mirrors - Exploring and Celebrating Best Practices in Language (Modern Languages) LORI LANGER DE RAMIREZ

Indonesia Room

Learning Vocabulary through Drama Games (Action Research) Salathip C HAMORN LAU Meeting the Needs of “Local” Students in an International School (Counselors) Myanmar Room I DAN LONG AND JILL FAGEN Using Social Media in the Educational Setting (Librarian) Vietnam Room DIANNE MCKENZIE Empowering Students Through Inclusive Practices and Self-Advocacy (Student Empowerment) TAMMY MUSIOWSKY AND CHRISTINE ARNOLD Target Audience: All

Chairman’s Room

What Is That Behavior Telling You? (Special Needs) The Garden Gallery KRISTEN PELLETIER Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration Teaching (Literacy / Reading) Corundum PERNILLE RIPP Why Are You Acting Like This?: Understanding Student Behaviors Using A Trauma-Informed Lens (Counselors) Myanmar Room III CAROLINE SCOTT AND MELISSA ROSAAEN Target Audience: Workshop is for counselors and teachers PK- 10 Including Students with Autism and Other Disabilities in the Music Curriculum (Special Needs) STEPHEN SHORE

Singapore Room

Overcoming the Blank Stare: Supporting Students with Writing Anxiety (Part 2) (Special Needs) BONNIE SINGER / ANN HELMUS

Ballroom III

Darius Goes West: How One Special Education Student Changed the World (Technology) Chao Phraya Room LOGAN SMALLEY So You Want to Write a Kid’s Book? - The Nuts and Bolts of Writing For Children (Author) STEVE SWINBURNE

Malaysia Room

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Third Day of Conference SATURDAY | 31 MARCH 2018 7:30 - 15:00

EXHIBITS OPEN

8:00 - 20:00

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

8:00 - 8:05

WELCOME DELEGATES GRAND BALLROOM

ANNOUNCEMENTS / REMARKS

8:05 - 8:25

Moving forward: Staying Connected to SENIA: Reveal location of SENIA 2019. Thank you to EARCOS.

Introduction of SENIA Youth Group: Lori Boll, SENIA Board

SENIA Youth Group Presents

8:25 - 8:30

Introduction of Speaker: BK Gan, President , Taylor’s Schools

8:30 - 9:15

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CHIP DONOHUE GRAND BALLROOM

THE BOARDROOM SUITE

Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director

GRAND BALLROOM

Kathleen Nickle, Advisory Committee Member, The American School in Japan

SENIA MINUTE

Kathryn Balsamo, SENIA Board and Brenda Deen, SENIA Board

Biography: Chip Donohue, PhD, is Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education and Director, TEC Center at Erikson Institute in Chicago. He is a Senior Fellow/Advisor of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, where he co-chaired the revision of the NAEYC & Fred Rogers Center Joint Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs (2012). Chip is the editor of Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning (2015) and Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors (2017). In 2012 he received the Bammy Award and Educators Voice Award as Innovator of the Year from the Academy of Education Arts & Sciences. In 2015, he was honored as a children’s media Emerging Pioneer at the KAPi (Kids At Play International) Awards. Keynote Title: Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors Explore the big ideas from Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors. Learn why digital family engagement matters, how technology can empower parents and engage families, and the emerging role of media mentor to help young children and their families navigate the 21st century. Sponsored by

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SESSION 8

SATURDAY | 31 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 09:45 - 11:15 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 8”.

Creating a Socially Responsive Literacy Workshop Model (Literacy / Reading) Brunei Room II SARA AHMED AND BEN SHERIDAN Target Audience: EY-Y9 Elementary and Middle School “Mom I Made You Pancakes and Braden Pooped in the Sink Again” (Technology) Chao Phraya Room MICHAEL BOLL AND LORI BOLL Generating and Organizing Ideas for Writing (Literacy / Reading) Philippines Room SHEENA CAMERON Library-Classroom-Curriculum Connections: Physical and Virtual Collections (Literacy / Reading) KATIE DAY

Vietnam Room

Stepping into STEM: Technology Tools as Catalysts for Early Learning (Technology) Ballroom III CHIP DONOHUE Fun and Effective Wellness Activities for Your Advisory or Homeroom (Counselors) Myanmar Room I JILL FAGEN AND DAN LONG Social Learning: Building Capacity Across the School (Social Language) The Study GAIL HANAGAN AND ALEXIS SMITH Target Audience: Grades 3-7; All Staff New Visions for Inclusion: Making the Most of Learning Support (Special Needs) Indonesia Room LEE ANN JUNG Target Audience: Appropriate for all grade levels and roles Setting Your Classroom Up For Differentiation and Response to Intervention (Differentiation) HUGH MACLEAN Target Audience: Grades K-9

Chairman’s Room

Developing All Four Language Domains for Students Learning English (ESL) The Valley Room I & II JOSÉ MEDINA Lifting The Status of Learning Support (Special Needs) The Garden Gallery OCHAN POWELL I Am Not Afraid of Challenges, Struggling Makes Me Stronger (Counselors) Myanmar Room III ROSEANA RICHARDS Target Audience: LS, MS and Upper School Teachers and Counselors The Influence of ADHD on Reading Comprehension (Special Needs) Corundum BONNIE SINGER Using Music in Classroom (Special Needs) Malaysia Room SHERRENE TEH Target Audience: Teachers, special ed , health prof. Project Based Assessments for the Benefit of All Learners (General Education) Singapore Room MEAGHAN WILSON Target Audience: K-12 Strategies to Unpack Theme: A Study in Close Reading (Literacy / Reading) Brunei Room I PHYLLIS WRIGHT When You Listen, What Do You Hear? (Early Childhood) Myanmar Room II FIONA ZINN

11:15 - 11:30 TRAVEL TIME

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SESSION 9 Teacher Workshops

SATURDAY | 31 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 11:30 - 12:45 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 9”.

Personalising Learning for Every Student (Technology) Chao Phraya Room JAMES ABELA Target Audience: Curriculum leaders Music: An Integral Part of the Classroom (General Education) Malaysia Room ADAM CALL Target Audience: K-5 Teachers A One Stop Shop for All - Seesaw in the World Language Classroom (Modern Languages) Chairman’s Room YING CHU Target Audience: Elementary Language Teachers A Meaningful Menagerie: Documentation in the Early Childhood Classroom (Early Childhood) EMILY HAYS Target Audience: Early Childhood/Elementary

The Study

Empowering English Learners to Find their Voices in Content Classes (ESL) Brunei Room II TAN HUYNH Target Audience: Grades 5-12, content teachers, specialists, administration Let’s Play ! (Early Childhood) Ballroom III NICOLE IBERRI Target Audience: Early Years - Grade 1 Using Read Aloud to Raise the Level of Thinking and Talking (Literacy / Reading) Myanmar Room III KRISTINA KYLE Target Audience: K- Grade 2 Self-Directed Learners: Creating a Culture of Independence (Literacy / Reading) The Garden Gallery EVELYN LUCERO AND ANDREW WETZEL Target Audience: K-8 Models for Student-Led Learning Through Classroom Dialogue (General Education) Brunei Room I CALLIE MCKENZIE Target Audience: Secondary Teachers Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction: A Lynn Erickson Preview (General Education) Myanmar Room II MICHELE MCLAY Target Audience: Primary and Secondary Using Narrative Techniques to Heighten Student Engagement (General Education) Indonesia Room TIMOTHY MICHAEL Target Audience: All classroom teachers, perhaps best for MS and HS An Introduction to Teaching AP English Literature (Literacy / Reading) Salathip C ERICK POLLOCK Target Audience: Grades 11-12 Metacognition - Teaching Pupils How to Learn (General Education) Philippines Room STUART ROBINSON AND MARTIN COLE Target Audience: HS teachers Using Google Forms to Enhance the Feedback Cycle (Technology) The Valley Room I & II ZINA SCIMEMI-O’SULLIVAN AND NEHA PALL Target Audience: Teachers and learning support Gr. 3-12 Incorporating Seesaw and Compatible Programs in Your Inquiry Literacy Lessons (Literacy / Reading) ALEXANDRA SUTCH AND RENEE BROUGHTON Target Audience: Primary years

Myanmar Room I

How to Apply Gamification to Learning Whilst Maintaining Rigor (General Education) Corundum DEBS TAYLOR Target Audience: Teachers of Grades 4-12 Practical Teaching Strategies for Early Years Practitioners (Early Childhood) Singapore Room REBECCA TUPLING Target Audience: Early Years / Learning Support / General Education College Readiness: A Model for ESL and Content Teacher Collaboration (ESL) Vietnam Room CHELSEA WILSON AND BETH WHITFIELD Target Audience: Secondary Level ESL and content teachers

12:45-13:30 LUNCH

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BALLROOM 1 & II / VOLTI RESTAURANT / SHANG PALACE RESTAURANT


SESSION 10

SATURDAY | 31 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 13:30 - 15:00 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 10”. Understanding Children’s Behaviour - Strategies and Support (Early Childhood) Myanmar Room II SHONA BASS Technology, Dopamine, Our Students and You (Technology) Chao Phraya Room MICHAEL BOLL One School’s Mindfulness Journey (Counselors) Myanmar Room III BETH CONTRERAS AND GEMMA CASS Target Audience: For teachers, counsellors wishing to implement a mindfulness program If You Build It, They Will Come (Counselors) Myanmar Room I LAURA COWAN Target Audience: Grade 3-12 Counselors and Teachers Appreciating the Intensities of Gifted and Twice-Exceptional (2E) Individuals (Special Needs) JAMES DELISLE

Brunei Room II

Promoting Positive Interactions With Children With Social Communication Differences (Positive Interactions) Philippines Room TERESA GILIS Target Audience: Teachers in Early Years up to Grade 6 Providing Feedback to Parents, Even When They Don’t Want It (Special Needs) The Study ANN HELMUS Effective Communication in Your Classroom - A Dialogic Approach (ESL) The Valley Room I & II SANDRA JANUSCH Piecing Together the Proficiency Puzzle (Modern Languages) Indonesia Room LORI LANGER DE RAMIREZ Creating Meaning From Copyright Confusion (Librarian) Vietnam Room DIANNE MCKENZIE The Relationship Between Language, Social Communication and Symbolic Play (Special Needs) SHARI ROSEN Target Audience: Early years

The Garden Gallery

3 A’s of Autism: Awareness, Acceptance & Appreciation to Promoting Fulfilling and Productive Lives (Special Needs) STEPHEN SHORE

Singapore Room

TED-Ed: What Would Happen If Every Educator gave a TED Talk (Part 2) (Technology) Corundum LOGAN SMALLEY The Power of Outside: Rethinking Writing in A Digital Age (Author) STEVE SWINBURNE

Malaysia Room

Using Inquiry-Based Methodology to Teach Literacy Analysis (Literacy / Reading) Brunei Room I PHYLLIS WRIGHT Documenting Young Children’s Learning: The Power of the Mini-Story (Early Childhood) Chairman’s Room FIONA ZINN

19:00-21:00 Closing Reception For All Delegates

GRAND BALLROOM

Celebrating all of our Exhibitors

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